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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Poe,
Ewing,

Power,
Graham,

Reed.

6. So it was determined in the affirmative. The second resolution having been considered..

On the question,
Will Senate agree to the second resolution ?

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

YEAS.
Messrs. Erwin,

Messrs. Ross,
Frailey,

Shearer,
Hopkins,

Shoemaker,
Jarrett,

Smith,
Lowrie,

G. W

eaver, Morgan,

Welles.

13. Murray,

YEAS,

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Messrs. Baily,

Messrs. Poe,
Beale,

Power,
Ewing,

Reed,
Graham,

Rogers,
Lane,

I. Weaver,
M Farland,

Tod, speaker.

13. M.Sherry, So it was not agreed to. The preamble been agreed to.

Ordered, That the clerk present said resolution to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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

• A supplement to the act, entitled, an act to authorize the Governor of this commonwealth to incorporate a company for the purpose of making and erecting a bridge and road over the north east branch of the river Susquehanna in the county of Northumberland, from the public highway opposite the plantation of Thomas Grant to Shamokin Island, through the public highway of Shamokin Island to the shore opposite Northumberland, and from thence to the town of Northumberland.''

An act further to extend for a limited time the act, enti. tled, an act providing for the settlement of certain disputed titles to lands north and west of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny, and Conewango creek, and for other purposes.?

• An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act giving additional powers to, and changing the mode of appointment of the inspectors of the prison in Philadelphia, and for other purposes.'

6 An act establishing an academy in the borough of Huntingdon, in the county of Huntingdon, and one at the seat of justice in the county of Susquehanna.'

"An act relative to the incorporation of a company for erecting a bridge over the river Delaware at Columbia Glass Manufactory.".

5 An act vesting the superintendant of police of the district of Southwark, and the superintendant of police of the incorporated district of the Northern Liberties, with powers simi.lar to those granted at present by law to the constables of said districts.'

He returned the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

• A further supplement to an act, entitled, an act for the prevention of vice and immorality and of unlawful gaming, and restraining disorderly sports and dissipation.'

An act to enable the executors of Walter Clark to convey a certain tract of land.”

And informed, That the House of Representatives have passed said bills, the former without and the latter with amendments, in which the con: currence of Senate is requested.

He further informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the amendments by the House of Re. presentatives, to the bill, entitled 6 An act to incorporate the city of Pittsburg.'

He further informed, That the House of Representatives have receded from their amendment non-concurred in by Senate, to the bill, entitled

A supplement to an act, entitled, an act establishing a fee bill.'

The bills presented for concurrence, were read the first time.

The amendments by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled

An act to enable the executors of Walter Clark to convey a certain tract of land,' were read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. M-Farland, and by spes cial order,

The following resolution was twice read, considered and adopted, to wit.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, That when any account of monies expended by this state, on account

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of the United States for military purposes in aid of the late war, shall have been rendered by the auditor general of this Commonwealth to, and adjusted by the proper officer of the United States ; if the balance, or any part thereof, due this state, shall be offered to be paid by the proper officer of the United States, or it before the final settlement of said accounts, any part of the amount charged against the United States, shall be offered to be advanced on account by said officer; it shall be the duty of the state treasurer, and he is hereby authorized and required to apply for and receive the same into the treasury of this state, and shall immediately give notice thereof to the auditor general, that the United States may be credited and the said treasurer debited with the amount received.

Ordered, That the clerk present said resolution to the House of Representatives for concurrence.

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

• An act making appropriation to defray certain expences of government therein mentioned.'

And after some time, The committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again; leave was not granted.

Agreeably to order, The rule for going into committee of the whole being in this case dispensed with, the bill from the House of Representatives, entitled

• An act establishing certain election districts,' was read the second time, considered by section and agreed to, and Ordered, That it be prepared for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. I. Weaver and Mr. Shearer, The Senate adjourned until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

SAME DAY IN THE AFTERNOON.

The Speaker laid before the Senate a letter from the Auditor General, which was read as follows, to wit.

Auditor General's office, 14th March, 1816. SIR-In conformity with the provisions contained in the fiftieth section of the act of the 30th March, 1811, entitled, - An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the settlement of public accounts and the payment of the public monies, and for other purposes,' I have the honor to report, that, with four exceptions, all the accounts for the year 1815, of county treasurers, auctioneers, late sheriffs, and others, in the receipt of public inonies, (save the brigade inspectors under the present militia

law,) have been settled, and the parties furnished with copies agreeably to that act; that the adjustment of those four accounts is delayed for the want of information, which, however is daily expected.

That in respect to the accounts of brigade inspectors, considerable difficulties have occurred. The law requires an annual exhibition of their accounts, on or before the first Monday in November. These officers very generally, either in person or by letter, stated to me about that time, the circumstances which

prevented a strict compliance with the law, and which, from my observation of the operation of that act, formed sufficient reasons therefor. Their accounts have, however, with but six or seven exceptions, been since furnished ; some of which have been settled, some acted on in part, and the remainder (recently received) will be adjusted in their course.

And in compliance with the act of the 20th March, 1813, entitled A supplement to an act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the settlement of the public accounts and the payment of the public monies, and for other purposes,' I respectfully report, that the provisions for enforcing the payment of the public monies, have been applied in every instance contemplated thereby, except as to a few accounts of small amount: these accounts in no one instance, I believe, exceed twenty dollars, and are of a nature very unpromising as to the recovery of their amount, but which however will not be lost sight of.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obedient servant,

GEO. BRYAN.
The Honorable Speaker of
the Senate of Pennsylvania.

Ordered, To lie on the table.
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

6 An act for the relief of sundry old soldiers, and others persons."

And after some time, The committee rose, reported progress, and asked leave to sit again ; leave was granted, and

Ordered, That the committee of the whole sit again to-morrow.

The clerk of the House of Representatives being introduced, presented for concurrence, a

Resolution directing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to forward to each member of the present legislature, one copy of the pamphlet laws, one copy of the journals, and one copy of Roberts' edition of the British Statutes.

Also a bill, entitled • An act to continue and revive the act, entitled, an act to encourage the warranting and patenting of lands north and west

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of the rivers Ohio and Allegheny, and Conewango creek, and for other purposes.?

He informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the bills, entitled as follow, viz.

6 An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bride over the river Susquehanna at the town of Danville, near where the turnpike terminates on said river, in the county of Columbia.

6 An act to declare certain creeks within this commonwealth public highways.'

He further informed, That the House of Representatives have concurred in the amendments by Senate, to the amendments by the House of Representatives, to the bill, entitled

• An act directing the formation of a map of Pennsylvania."

The bill and resolution presented for concurrence were read the first time.

Adjourned until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.

FRIDAY, March 15, 1816

Mr. Frailey from the committee of accounts, made further report in part, which was read as follows, to wit.

That the following sums are due to the members and officers of Senate, for their mileage and daily pay during the present session of the legislature up the 19th of March instant, the final ad. journment agreed on by both branches.

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