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So it was determired in the affirmative, and the section as amended agreed to.

The remaining section was considered and agreed to. The title having been amended by striking therefrom the word .further and inserting additional was agreed to.

Ordered, That said bill be prepared for a third reading.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence, the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to enable the Gov. ernor to incorporate a company to make an artificial road by the best and nearest route from the west end of the borough of York, to the borough of Gettysburg in the county of Adams.

• An act to repeal the proviso to an act. entitled, an act to vest the estate of Gideon Dunn, late of the county of Delaware in his wife and representatives.'

• An act to authorize George Eisenhuth, George Orwig, John Orwig and Jacob Orwig, to dig, establish and support a mill race on the north side of Penns' creek near the town of New Berlin, in the county of Union.'

• An act preventing the introduction and propagation of the small pox.'

An act authorizing the several corporations of the city and county of Philadelphia therein mentioned, to suppress tippling houses and prevent gambling.'

Which bills were severally read the first time.

Mr. M«Farland read a bill in his place, and on leave given presented the same to the chair, entitled

An act to confirm the title of the trustees of the first Baptist church of Washington, to a lot of ground in the borough of Washington,' which was read the first time.

A motion was made by Mr. Rogers and Mr. Baily, and read as follows, to wit.

Whereas, in pursuance of a resolution of the legislature passed the 16th of February 1813, the thanks of this commonwealth and an appropriate sword have been presented by the Governor to James Biddle a native of this state, then a lieutenant in the navy of the United States, in testimeny of their sense of his distinguished gallantry and skill in the engagement between the United States ship Wasp and the British ship Frolic; and the said James Biddle having since realized the hopes then entertained of him by his fellow citizens, and terminated the naval contest with Great Britain by one of the most decisive instances of the superiority of the American navy: Therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the Governor be, and he hereby is requested to present to capt. James Biddle of the United States navy, the thanks of this commonwealth and a gold medal with suitable emblems and devices, in testimony of the high sense entertained of his services in the capture of his Britannic majesty's ship Penguin by the United States sloop of war Hornet, under his command.

Ordered, To lie on the table,

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. M Sherry in the chair, on the bill from the House of Represen. tatives, entitled • An act concerning the promulgation of the laws.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported the first section of the bili negatived.

On the question, Will Senate agree to said report? The yeas and

nays were required by Mr. Beale and Mr. Frailey, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Beale,

Messrs. Rogers,
Graham,

Ross,
Lowrie,

Shannon,
M'Farland,

G. Weaver,
Poe,

Welles,
Power,

Tod, speaker.

12. So it was determined in the affirmative, and the bill lost.

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Lowrie in the chair, on the bill, entitled

• An act to provide for the election of a constable in the borough of Columbia, in the county of Lancaster.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with one amendment.

On motion, Said bill was read the second time, considered by section and agreed to, and Ordered, That it be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Lane in the chair, on the bill, entitled • An act in aid of certain volunteers and militia of this statex?

And after some time,

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The committee rose and reported the first section of the bill negatived.

On the question,
Will Senate agree to said report?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Graham and Mr. Frailey, and are as follow, to wit.

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Messrs. Beale,

Messrs. Rogers,
Graham,

Ross,
Lowrie,

Shannon,
M«Farland,

G. Weaver,
Murray,

I. Weaver,
Poe,

Tod, speaker,

13. Power, So it was determined in the affirmative, and the bill lost.

Agreeably to order, The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mř. Morgan in the chair, on the bill, entitled

• An act authorizing John Dickson to convey certain lands, and for other purposes.'

And after some time, The committee rose and reported said bill with one amendmrent.

Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

SATURDAY, February 24, 1816.

Mr. Biddle from the committee to whom was referred on the 21st inst. the petition of Daniel Sharp, on leave given, reported a bill, entitled

• An act granting compensation to the keeper of the arsenal in the city of Philadelphia, which was read the first time.

The bill, entitled 6 An act to provide for the election of a constable in the borough

*of Columbia, in the county of Lancaster,' was read the third time, and

Resolved, That this bill pass.

Ordered, That the clerk present said bill to the House of Representatives for concurrence. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

An act directing the sale of certain lots in the towns of Beaver and Allegheny,' was read the third time, and Resolved, That this bill pass. The bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from Harrisburg through Lewistown and Huntingdon to Pittsburg,' was read the third time, and

On the question, Shall this bill pass ?

The yeas and nays were required by Mr. Ewing and Mr. Beale, and are as follow, to wit.

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Ross,
Shannon,

G. Weaver,

Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. M.Sherry,
Barnitz,

Morgan,
Beale,

Murray,
Biddle,

Poe,
Erwin,

Power,
Forster,

Rogers,
Frailey,
Graham,
Hopkins,

Shearer,
Jarrett,

Shoemaker,
Lowrie,
Maghee,

I. Weaver,
M Farland,

Tod, speaker. 26.
Nays.-Messrs. Ewing and Lane 2.
So it was determined in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the clerk return said bill to the House of Re. presentatives with information that Senate have passed the same with amendments, in which the concurrence of that house is requested.

A motion was made by Mr. Frailey and Mr. Ewing, and read as follows, to wit.

Whereas by the 19th section of the act, entitled • An act for the regulation of the militia of this commonwealth,' the adjutant general has a superintending power under the commander in chief respecting all matters connected with the organization and discipline of the militia. And whereas it is further provided, that the adjutant general shall, on or before the first Tuesday in De«cember annually, furnish the Governor of this commonwealth for

the information of the legislature thereof, a detailed statement of the numbers, discipline and general military condition of each description of troops composing the militia, also a statement of the number of men enrolled in the militia, and the number of men acting as volunteers.

And whereas, on the 19th January last, the Governor was requested to lay before Senate the report of the adjutant general, which he is by law directed to make annually, in consequence of which resolution the Governor by his message of the 24th of Jan. uary, did inform Senate that the adjutant general came to the seat of government in order to make his return to the legislature expecting to find the requisite materials, disappointed in that expectation, he has taken measures to procure returns from those brigade inspectors who have been delinquent.

And whereas, no full return of the militia has yet been made to Senate, agreeably to the provisions of the aforesaid section of the militia law, and it being very desirable that the committee on the militia system should have some data to regulate themselves in performing the duties assigned to them: Therefore,

Resolved, That the Governor be requested to lay before Senate any supplementary return which he may have received from the adjutant general, relative to the state of the militia, since the 24th day of January last. Ordered, To lie on the table.

The bill, entitled • An act authorizing John Dickson to convey certain land, and for other purposes, was read the second time as reported by a committee of the whole yesterday, considered by section and agreed to. Ordered, That said bill be transcribed for a third reading.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Murray in the chair, on the bill, entitled

A supplement to the act, entitled, an act vesting in the cor: poration of the city of Philadelphia for the use of the city, a certain lot of ground therein described.'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Poe in the chair, on the bill, entitled {+ An act appropriating money to improve the road across Jack's mountain in Mifflin county'

And after some time,
The committee rose and reported said bill with amendments.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, Mr. Rogers in the chair, on the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

. An act authorizing the purchase of a certain number of copies of the work of Samuel Roberts, on the British statutes in force in Pennsylvania.

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