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Mr. Howard moved that the House do come to the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, that the following reports, made by the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, on the subject of protecting duties upon manufactures, be printed for the use of the House: report made 10th February, 1802; report made 18th February, 1802; report made 8th March, 1802; report made 16th April, 1802; report made 21st February, 1803; report made 25th February, 1804.

The said resolution being read,
A motion was made by Mr. Speight that it do lie on the table;
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Ramsey to amend the said resolution by adding thereto the following;

“ And that, in addition to the usual number, the number of copies be so increased as that the Clerk of this House furnish the Legislatures of the different States, each, with four copies.

Pending the consideration of the question on this amendment,
A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill (No 32) entitled "An act to rectify the mistake in the name of William Tumey, an invalid pensioner;" in which bill I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. I am also directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is now sitting as a High Court of Impeachment for the trial of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri. And then he withdrew.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and proceeded to the Senate chamber, to attend the trial, by the Senate, of the impeachment against James H. Peck; and, after some time spent therein, the committee returned into the chamber of the House; and the Speaker having resumed the chair.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the said Committee of the Whole House, reported that the committee had, according to order, attended the trial by the Senate of the said impeachment; that further progress had been made therein, and that the Court of Impeachment had adjourned to meet again to-morrow at 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1830. Another member, viz:

From the State of South Carolina-William D. Martin, appeared, and took his seat.

Mr. Varnum presented a petition of Elisha Bigelow, builder of steam engines, stating that he has discovered a process by which the fatal consequences of the bursting of these engines may be prevented, which he is disposed to make public, if suitably rewarded, and praying to take such order in the premises as shall seem right and proper; which petition was referred to a select committee; and

Mr. Varnum, Mr. Martin, Mr. Hinds, Mr. Finch, and Mr. Test, were appointed the said committee.

year 1828.

Mr. Gorham presented a petition of Samuel Wheeler, of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, merchant, praying that certain wool imported by him into the United States subsequent to the enactment in 1828 of the tariff of duties on imports, but which was ordered previous to that time, may be charged with the rate of duties specified in the tariff which existed previous to the year 1828.

Mr. Burges presented a petition of Armington and Burrough, of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, merchants, praying that a cargo of molasses imported by them subsequent to the enactment in 1828 of the tariff of duties on imports, but which was ordered previous to that time, may be charged with the duties specified in the tariff which existed previous to the

Mr. Archer presented a petition of John T. Robertson, of the State of Virginia, surety of James Robertson, jr., late collector of the customs for the port of Petersburg, in the State of Virginia, praying to be exonerated from all further responsibility on account of said suretyship when he shall have paid the sum of five thousand dollars, which he has secured to be paid to the United States on that account.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Gorham presented a petition of William Hobby, of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying to be paid for extra services performed while a clerk in the office of the Paymaster of the Army of the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Burges presented a petition of Nathaniel Adams, of the State of Rhode Island;

Mr. Finch presented a petition of Beriah Thomas, of the State of New York;

Mr. Taylor presented a petition of Elnathan Finch, of the State of New York;

Mr. Doddridge presented a petition of Beverly Ray, of the State of Virginia;

Mr. Kincaid presented a petition of William Nourse, of the State of Kentucky; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Brown presented a petition of William Clark, praying for an increase of pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Desha, Ordered, That the cases of the undermentioned persons, heretofore presented, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz:

Moses Allen, presented February 27, 1830.
Samuel Cochran, presented February 4, 1830.
Samuel Higgason, presented February 4, 1830.
Benjamin Mabary, presented February 1, 1830.
John Martin, presented February 4, 1830.
Thomas Taylor, presented February 4, 1830.
Peter Tuttle, presented February 4, 1830.
John Sloan, presented February 4, 1830.

Mr. Earll presented a petition of Junia Curtis, of the State of New York, praying that a law may be passed to authorize him to bore for salt water, and to erect salt works, on public lands in the Territory of Michigan.

Mr. Vance presented a petition of inhabitants of the southern part of the Territory of Michigan, and of the northern part of the State of Ohio, praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of the public lands on which they reside may be granted to them.

Ordered, that the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Bartley, Ordered, That the petition of William Loughrey, presented December 19, 1823, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the petition of Alexander Humphrey and Sylvester Humphrey, presented February 6, 1826, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Yancey presented a petition of James Caldwell, of the State of Kentucky, praying to be paid for services as an officer of the militia of Kentucky, in the service of the United States in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. White, of Florida, presented a petition of Jehu Underwood, of the Territory of Florida, praying compensation for property destroyed by the Spanish and Indian forces in the year 1812, in consequence of his joining General Matthews, who was in that year appointed by the Government of the United States to take possession of certain parts of East Florida. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Biddle, Ordered, That the petition of Godfroy and Beaugrand, presented December 24, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Davenport presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Pittsylvania and Franklin, in the State of Virginia, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Hall presented a petition of Midshipmen in the Navy of the United States, praying that a grade of naval office be established, to be called “SubLieutenant,” with the emoluments of a Lieutenant of the Navy, by which passed Midshipmen will be placed on a footing of equality with graduates of the Military Academy at West Point; which petition was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Bartley presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, praying that a survey may be ordered of the mouth of Vermillion river, with a view to the construction of a harbor for vessels; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Test presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Allen, in the State of Indiana, praying that a certain quantity of public land may be granted to the State of Indiana, to aid that State in constructing a public road from Lawrenceburg to the southern bend of the river St. Joseph; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. White, of Louisiana, presented a petition of Bernard Marigny, of the State of Louisiana, praying that his title to two tracts of land therein described may be confirmed; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Shields, Ordered, That the petition of Matthias Roll, presented December 31, 1827, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Robert Smith, of the State of Alabama, praying to be paid for three horses which were killed in battle in the war of the Revolution.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of William C. Smith and others, heirs and representatives of Nathan Smith, deceased, late of the State of Kentucky; praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which the deceased was entitled as a Surgeon in the army of the Revolution.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of Persis Lovely, presented December 16, 1829, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the claims of the representatives of Aaron Smith and William Shute; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the claim of John Phillips, administrator of W. Walker, and of John Phillips; which report was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Hunt, from the Committee on the Public Lands, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Green Prior; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. McCreery, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, made an unfavorable report on the petition of William Newsum; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Lumpkin, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, made a report on the petitions of Jonas Fauche, and the heirs and representatives of Milledge Galphin, deceased; which report was read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 155) providing for the further adjudication of the claims of citizens of Georgia under the 4th article of the treaty of 1821 with the Creek Indians.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Scnate (No. 21) entitled “An act granting a pension to Judah Roberts,” reported, verbally, against the said bill.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 18) entitled “An act for the relief of Thomas Fitzgerald,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Trezvant, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the case of David Williams, and that it lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Bockee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Peter Elmendorff and Thomas Van Gaasbeck, and that the said petition be committed to the Committee appointed on the 17th instant on the petition of sundry revolutionary officers.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Howard yesterday, ordering the printing of certain reports.

The question recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Ramsey, and depending yesterday;

And being put on said amendment,
It was decided in the negative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Speight to amend the said resolution by adding thereto the following, viz:

“Report of the Committee of Ways and Means on the state of the finances, made 13th March, 1828;

“Report of the Committee on Commerce, made 8th February, 1830;" And on the question to agree to this amendment, It was decided in the negative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Cambreleng to amend the said resolution by adding thereto the following, viz:

“ The Secretary of the Treasury's report of March, 1792;
“The Secretary of State's report of 16th December, 1793."
Pending the consideration of the question on this amendment,

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary, as follows:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate is now sitting as a High Court of Impeachment for the trial of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri. And then he withdrew.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and proceeded to the Senate chamber, to attend the trial, by the Senate, of the impeachment against James H. Peck; and, after some time spent therein, the committee returned into the chamber of the House; and the Speaker having resumed the chair,

Mr. Martin, from the said Committee of the Whole House, reported that the committee had, according to order, attended the trial by the Senate of the said impeachment; that further progress had been made therein, and that the Court of Impeachment had adjourned to meet again on Monday next, the 30 January, 1831, at 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow at 12 o'clock meridian,

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1830. Mr. McIntire presented a petition of Simeon. Moulton, of the State of Maine;

Mr Anderson presented a petition of soldiers of the army of the Revolution, residing in the county of Oxford, in the State of Maine;

Mr. Broadhead presented a petition of Daniel Cooxford, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Burges presented a petition of John W. Cook, of the State of Rhode Island;

Mr. Ellsworth presented a petition of William Graham, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Cowles presented a petition of Daniel Felton, of the State of New York;

Mr. Taylor presented a petition of Ezra Buell, of the State of New York;

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