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I R. C. C. 77. A bill for the relief of Almira Reniff, of the State of Pennsylvania;

H. R. C. C. 78. A bill for the relief of Sarah Loomis, of New London county, State of Connecticut; and

H. R. C. C. 79. A bill for the relief of Mary Grant, of the State of South Carolina; reported the same severally without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Mr. Branch moved that the votes by which the said bills were committed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. McClernand, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 210) for the relief of Augustus H. Evans, reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be .committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

On motion of Mr. Sydenham Moore, -Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Commander W. D. Porter, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hoard, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the bill of the House (H. R. 99) for the relief of Benjamin Sayre, reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a report in writing thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and report be printed.

Mr. Ely, from the same committee, to whom was referred the petition of Captain Alexander V. Frazer, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 625) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. William N. H. Smith, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the petition of Stephen F. Willis, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 626) for his relief; which bill was read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bill and report ordered to be printed.

Mr. William N. H. Smith, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 77) entitled "An act for the relief of Richard Cheney," reported the same back with amendments, accompanied by a report in writing.

Ordered. That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and that the bill and report be printed.

On motion of Mr. Winslow, Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it adjourn to Monday next.

Mr. John Cochrane, from the Committee on Commerce, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 39) entitled "An act for the relief of Simon de Visser and José Villarubia, of New Orleans," re. ported the same with an amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and printed.

Mr. Trimble, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred the petition of the widow and other heirs of William Higgins, deceased, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (H. R. 627) for their relief; which bill was read a first and second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time. Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Trimble moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Alley, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads,

Ordered, That the said Committee be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Josiah Foster and others, respecting metallic safe and mail-bag for marine purposes, and the petition of James M. Stocker, and that the same be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Alley, by unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole House was discharged from the further consideration of the bill of the House (H. R. 513) for the relief of Hockaday & Leggit, and the House proceeded to its consideration.

After debate, and pending the question on its engrossment, Mr. Alley moved the previous question; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

Being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and, under the operation of the previous question, passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Alley moved that the vote by which the said bill was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Bingham, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of John T. Robertson, of Virginia, made a report thereon, accompanied by a joint resolution (H. Res. 34) for his relief.

Ordered, That the said report be printed, and that the joint resolution be engrossed and read a third time.

The resolution being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. Bingham moved that the vote by which the said resolution was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Carter, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate (S. Res. 24) for the compensation of Reverend R. R. Richards, late chaplain to the United States penitentiary, in the District of Columbia, reported the same without amendment.

The House having, by unanimous consent, proceeded to its consideration,

Ordered, That the said resolution be read a third time. It was accordingly read the third time and passed. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Carter moved that the vote by which the said resolution was passed be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Carter, from the same committee, reported bills of the following titles, viz:

H. R. 628. A bill to provide for the payment of the claim of J. W. Nye, assignee of Peter Bargy, jr., and Hugh Stewart;

H. R. 629. A bill for the relief of J. W. Nye;

H. R. 630. A bill for the relief of J. W. Nye; accompanied by reports in writing thereon; which bills were severally read a first and second time, committed to a Committee of the Whole House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and the bills and reports ordered to be printed.

Mr. Carter, from the same committee, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be authorized to employ a clerk, at a compensation of four dollars per day while actually employed.

Pending which,
After debate,

Mr. Carter moved the previous question ; which was seconded and the main question ordered, and under the operation thereof the said resolution was disagreed to.

Mr. Burnett móved that the vote last taken be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid on the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. Carter, by unanimous consent, moved that he be excused from further service on the Committee for the District of Colnmbia; which motion was disagreed to.

On motion of Mr. Burnett, Ordered, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of citizens of the city of Washington, asking for an appropriation for a normal school for the District of Columbia, and that the same be laid on the table.

Mr. Kilgore, from the same committee, to whom was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 192) entitled "An act authorizing the corporation of Washington city to make a loan and issue stock for two hundred thousand dollars for building a market-house," with the amendment of the Senate to the amendment of the House thereto, reported the same

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