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were read; and the oath prescribed by law was adıninistered to them, and they took their seats in the Senate.

The oath was also administered to Mr. Hunter, Mr. Ruberts and Mr. Horsey; their credentials hav- . ing been read and filed during the last session.

On motion, by Mr. Brown, Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives, that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to business.

On motion, by Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That Mr. Varnum and Mr. Hunter be a committee on the part of the Senate together with such committee as niay be appointed by the House of Representatives, on their part, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him, that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled and ready to receive any communications that he

may be pleased to make to them

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

The President communicated a letter from the committee in behalf of the gentlemen concerned in erecting the new building on the Capitol Hill for the accommodation of Congress, offering the same to Congress until the Capitol may be ready for their reception; which was read. Whereupon

On motion, by Mr. Horsey, Resolucd, That a committec be appointed on the part of the Senate, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the House of Representatives, to inquire and report upon the state of the new building on Capitol Hill offered to Congress by letter addressed to the President of the Senate of this day, by a committee on their part of the gentlemen concerned in erecting the same; and that the said joint committee be instructed to inquire and ascertain upon what terms and conditions the use of the said building for the accommodation of Congress may be obtaincd, until the Capitol may be ready for their reception.

Resolved, That Mr. Horsey, Mr. Lacock, and Mr. Fromentin, be the committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion, by Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That cach Senator be supplied during the present session, with three such newspapers, printed in any of the States, as he

may

choose; provided the same be furnished at the usual rato for the annual charge of such papers; and provided also, that if any Senator shall choose to take any newspapers other than daily papers, he shall be supplied with as many such papers as shall not exceed the price of three daily papers.

On motion, by Mr. Lacock, Resolved, That a committee be appointed agreebly to the forty-second rule for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Lacock, Mr. Howell, and Mr. Daggett. be the committee.

On motion, by Mr. Roberts, Resolved, That a committee be appointed for ep• rolled bills, jointly with such committee as may be appointed by the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Mr. Roberts be the committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion, by Mr. Fromentin, Rcsolved, That a committce be appointed agreeably to the twenty-second rule for conducting business in the Senate.

Ordered, That Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Sanford and Mr. Tichenor, be the committce.

Mr. Fromentin submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read.

Resolved, That a committee of three members be appointed, who, with three members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by that House, shall have the direction of the money appropriated to the purchase of books and

maps,

for the use of the two houses of Congress. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion, by Mr. Lacock, It was read a second time by unanimous consent, and considered as in committee of the whole, and no amendment having been proposed, the President reported it to the house accordingly.

On the question, “Shall this resolution be engrossed and read a third time?"

It was determined in the affirmative.

Mr. Fromentin, from the committee, reported the resolution last mentioned correctly engrossed.

On motion, It was read a third time by unanimous consent. On the question—“Shall this resolution pass?" It was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That Mr. Fromentin, Mr. Hunter, and Mr. Goldsborough be the committee.

Ordered, That the Secretary notify the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. Howell, submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read.

Resolvcd, That two Chaplains of different denominations, be appointed to Congress during the present session, one by cach house, who shall interchange weckly.

Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

Mr. Lacock, submitted the following motion for consideration, which was read.

Resolucd, That Mountjoy Bayly, door-kceper and Sergeant-at-Arms to the Senate, be, and he hereby is authorized to employ one assistant and two horses, for the purpose of performing such services as are usually required by the door-keeper of the Senate; which expense shall be paid out of the contingent fund. Ordered, That it pass to the second reading.

On motion, The Senate adjourned to 11 o'clock to-!Nortow morning

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 1815.

The honourable William W. Bibb, from the State of Georgia, took his seat in the Scnatc.

A message from the house of representatives, by Mr. Dougherty, their clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the sc. natc, that a quorum of the house of representatives is assembled, and have elected Henry Clay, one of the Representatives for the state of Kentucky, their Speaker, and Thomas Dougherty their Clerk, and are ready to proceed to business.

They have appointed a committee on their part, to join the committee appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him, that a quorum of the two houses is assembled, and ready to receive any communications he may be pleased to make to them.

They concur in the resolution of the Senate for the appointment of a joint committee on the arrangements for the library, and have appointed a committee on their part.

They also concur in the resolution of the Senate for the appointment of a joint committee, to inquire and report upon the state of the new building on Capitol Hill, offered for the accommodation of Congress, and have appointed a committee on their part. And he withdrew.

Mr. Varnum reported from the joint committee, that they had waited on the President of the Unit

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