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is hereby authorized to cause the sea-wall aforesaid to be repaired, and the pier aforesaid to be erected, by contract, under the direction of the collector of the district of Portsmouth, if, on the report of such persons, he shall deem it necessary. And the President is further requested to communicate to Congress, at their next session, the result of so much of the examination and survey, as relates to the expediency and practicability of building the sea-wall aforesaid: Provided, That no money shall be expended in erecting the pier aforesaid, until the jurisdiction of the site thereof shall be ceded by the State of New Hampshire to the United States.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That a sum, not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, is hereby appropriated for the purposes aforesaid; to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, March 3, 1821.

tions, suits, process, proceedings, commenced, or to be commenced, or now pending in said district court, and liable to be discontinued, or suffer prejudice, from the foregoing alterations, may be returned to, and shall be continued to, the district court to be holden in pursuance of this act, in such manner as that the same shall suffer no discontinuance or prejudice by virtue of this act. Approved, March 2, 1821.

RESOLUTIONS.

Resolution providing for the admission of Missouri into the Union on a certain condition. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Missouri shall be admitted into this Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever, upon the fundaAn Act to amend the act, entitled "An act to provide mental condition, that the fourth clause of the for taking the fourth census or enumeration of the twenty-sixth section of the third article of the inhabitants of the United States, and for other pur--constitution submitted on the part of said State to poses. Congress, shall never be construed to authorize the Be it enacted, &c., That, instead of the time pre-passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen, passage of any law, and that no law shall be scribed in the above-recited act, in which the mar- of either of the States in this Union, shall be exshals and their assistants should perform the va- cluded from the enjoyment of any of the privileges rious duties assigned them by the said act, the and immunities to which such citizen is entitled same is hereby enlarged to the first day of Sep-under the Constitution of the United States: Pro

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Approved, March 3, 1821.

An Act authorizing the President of the United States to remove the Land Office in the district of Lawrence county, in the Territory of Arkansas.

Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the act, enti- | tled "An act making provision for the establishment of additional land offices in the Territory of Missouri," as requires that the land office for the district of Lawrence county shall be established at the seat of justice in said county, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and the President of the United States is hereby authorized to remove and establish said office at any suitable place within the said district.

Approved, March 2, 1821.

An Act to alter the times of holding the District

Court in the Northern District of New York.

Be it enacted, &c., That the district court of the United States of America for the northern district of New York, directed by law to be holden at Utica, shall hereafter be holden at the same place on the last Tuesday of August, instead of the third Tuesday of May, in each year; and that the court directed by law to be holden at Albany, on the second Tuesday of November, shall, instead thereof, hereafter be holden at the same place on the last Tuesday of January in each year.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all ac

vided, That the Legislature of said State, by a
solemn public act, shall declare the assent of the
said State to the said fundamental condition, and
shall transmit to the President of the United States,
an authentic copy of the said act; upon the re-
on or before the fourth Monday in November next,
ceipt whereof, the President, by proclamation,
shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without
any further proceeding on the part of Congress,
the admission of the said State into the Union
shall be considered as complete.
Approved, March 2, 1821.

Resolution providing for jails in certain cases, for the safe custody of persons committed under the authority of the United States.

Resolved, &c., That where any State or States, having complied with the recommendation of Congress, in the resolution of the twenty-third day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, shall have withdrawn, or shall hereafter withdraw, either in whole or in part, the use of their jails, for prisoners commited under the authority of the United States, the marshal in such State or States, under the direction of the judge of the district, shall be, and hereby is, authorized and required to hire a convenient place to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necessary provision for the safe-keeping of prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until permanent provision shall be made by law for that purpose; and the said marshal shall be allowed his reasonable expenses, incurred

Resolutions.

for the above purposes, to be paid out of the Treas- States be authorized to cause such number of asury of the United States. Approved, March 3, 1821.

Resolution authorizing the President of the United States to cause astronomical observations to be made, to ascertain the longitude of the Capitol, in the City of Washington, from some known meridian in Europe.

Resolved, &c., That the President of the United

tronomical observations to be made, by methods which may, in his judgment, be best adapted to insure a correct determination of the longitude of the Capitol, in the City of Washington, from Greenwich, or some other known meridian in Europe, and that the data, with accurate calculations or statements, founded thereon, be laid before Congress at their next session. Approved, March 3, 1821.

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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE SECOND SESSION OF
THE SIXTEENTH CONGRESS.

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Senate Proceedings and Debates.

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Clark, Terence, Mr. Sanford presented the peti-
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Clemson, E. B., Mr. Thomas presented the me-
morial of, referred

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adverse report thereon

read, and concurred in

Coast Surveys, &c., report of the Secretary of the

Treasury of moneys expended on the sev-
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Caldwell, Robert, and others, Mr. Ruggles pre-

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Campbell, Rev. J. N., a message from the House
of Representatives announcing their elec-
tion of, as Chaplain

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Carroll, Daniel, of Duddington, Mr. Roberts
presented the petition of, referred

the committee discharged

Cathcart, James Leander, Mr. Wilson presented
the memorial of, referred

a bill explanatory of the act for relief of, read
read a second time

ordered to a third reading

read the third time, and passed

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Cathey, Matthew B., Mr. Eaton moved that the
Committee of Claims be instructed to in-
quire into the expediency of allowing the
claim of

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Catlett, Hanson, Mr. Roberts presented the pe-
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report of said committee

the resolution of inexpediency, read

Central Bank of Georgetown and Washington,
Mr. Horsey presented the petition of, re-
ferred to the Committee on the District of
Columbia

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Chadwick, Levi, Mr. Ruggles presented the pe-

tion of, referred

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the committee discharged

Chambers, David, Mr. Ruggles presented the pe-

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the committee discharged

Chandler, John, of Maine, attended

Contingent Expenses of the Military Establish-

ment, letter from the Secretary of War
with a statement of the

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a letter from the Secretary of the Navy,
with similar statement
Contracts, a letter from the Secretary of the
Navy with a report from the Commis-
sioners of the Navy Board of the, made
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a similar report from the Quartermaster
General, &c.

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10 Cooper, Daniel, Mr. Ruggles submitted a resolu-
tion instructing the Committee of Claims
to inquire into the expediency of making
provision for the claim of

resolution to appoint

Chase, Philander, Mr. Ruggles presented the
petition of, referred

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adverse report thereon

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Chatard, John B., Mr. Johnson of Louisiana pre-
sented the petition of, referred

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the petitioner had leave to withdraw his
petition

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Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, Mr.
Van Dyke presented the memorial of the,
referred

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the committee discharged

Choctaw Nation, Mr. Holmes, of Mississippi pre-
sented the petition of, praying that Silas
Dinsmore may be confirmed in his title
to certain lands, &c., referred

an adverse report thereon

read, and concurred in

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Mr. Holmes submitted a resolution instruct-
ing the Committee on the Public Lands
to inquire into the expediency of comply-
ing with the request of the, &c.

resolution agreed to

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Cousens, E., and other, Mr. Holmes of Maine,
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Coxe, Daniel W., Mr. Williams of Mississippi

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presented the petition of, referred

a bill confirming the title of the Marquis of
Maison Rouge

(See Maison Rouge.)

Creek Nation, a Message from the President,
transmitting copies of a treaty made with
the, read

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