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Bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:
No. 27. An act for the relief of Henry Becker;
No. 30. An act for the relief of Samuel Nowell;

No. 25. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for paying to the State of Illinois three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same;"

No. 26. An act to authorize the State of Illinois to surrender a township of land granted to said State for a seminary of learning, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof;

No. 32. An act to rectify the mistake in the name of William Tumey, an invalid pensioner;

No. 39. An act for the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, Mississippi;

No. 41. An act concerning the town and village commons in Missouri; were, severally, read the first and second time, and referred No. 27.

? No. 30. To the Committee on Military Pensions; No. 32. No. 25. To a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday, the 5th of nuary, 1831; No. 26.

To the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 93) to authorize the exchange of the sixteenth sections granted for the use of common schools, which are unfit for cultivation;

No. 39.} To the Committee on Private Land Claims. The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 210) to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes:

And the said bill having been amended, on motions of Mr. Wickliffe and Mr. Duncan, it was

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 339. An act for the punishment of certain crimes in the District of Columbia;

No. 343. An act making appropriations for the completion and support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia; were severally read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bills.

The House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union ; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Taylor reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union, generally, under consideration, and particularly the bill (No. 481) to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes ; which bill he was directed to report to the House without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow. And then the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1830. Another member, viz:

From the State of North Carolina--Edmund Deberry, appeared, and took his seat.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Godfrey H. Belding, of the State of New Hampshire, praying for an increase of pension.

Mr. Hammons presented a petition of Benjamin Libbey, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Bailey presented a petition of Oliver Richardson, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Grennell presented a petition of Ichabod Wood, of the State of Massachusetts ;

Mr. Crawford presented a petition of Peter P. Dawson, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Sill presented a petition of William McMillan, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Ford presented a petition of Oliver Gates, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Ford presented a petition of James Quick, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of John Emmitt, of the State of Indiana; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Hammons presented a petition of Elizabeth Bennett, widow of a revolutionary officer, stating that she is poor and unable to maintain herself, and praying relief.

Mr. Blair, of South Carolina, presented a petition of John Smith, of the State of South Carolina, praying to be paid the arrearage of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.

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

The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz :

By Mr. Hammons—the petition of John Taylor, presented December 19, 1828.

By Mr. Bailey—the petition of Elihu Pond, presented December 17, 1829.

By. Mr. Kennon--the petition of Charles Waterman, presented April 12, 1830.

Mr. Swift presented a petition of Samuel Buel, late collector of the customs for the district of Vermont, stating that he is confined in prison at the suit of the United States, and praying to be discharged; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a memorial of citizens of the State of New York, unanimously adopted at a public meeting held in the city of New York, on the 28th December, 1830, praying that the claims of James Monroe, late President of the United States, may be speedily settled and adjusted on liberal and equitable principles.

Mr. Doddridge presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Wheeling, in the State of Virginia, praying that efficient measures may be promptly adopted for the improvement of the navigation of the river Ohio, from its sources to Louisville, in Kentucky; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Crane presented a petition of John Rack and John Walker, executors of the last will and testament of William Stewart, deceased, late of the State of Ohio, stating that said Stewart purchased from the United States a tract of land said to contain one hundred and sixty acres, and for which he paid; which said tract, in fact, contains only one hundred and thirteen acres; and praying that the excess of purchase money may be repaid to them; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Crane presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the State of Ohio against the contemplated change in the location of the Cumberland road, so as that Dayton and Eaton, in said State, shall be made points in the said location; which remonstrance was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Duncan, Ordered, That the petition of John Edgar, of the State of Illinois, presented December 15, 1826, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. White, of Florida, presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Pensacola, and county of Escambia, in the Territory of Florida, praying that measures may be adopted to improve the navigation of the rivers Escambia and Conecuh, in said 'Territory; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Irvin, of Ohio,
Ordered, That the petition of the heirs and representatives of Clement
B. Penrose, presented January 25, 1830, be referred to the Committee on
the Public Lands.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 9. An act to establish ports of delivery at Port Pontchartrain and Delaware city;

No. 40. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Peter Celestino Walker and John Peter Walker, deceased, and of Joseph Walker, of the State of Mississippi;

No. 42. An act for the relief of Jonathan Crocker:
In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House,

The Senate have appointed Mr. Brown and Mr. Willie of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills on their part. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Baird; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Thomas Blanchard; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 528) making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Loyall, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 529) for the relief of Daniel Jackson and Lucius M. Higgins, of Newbern, in North Carolina ; which bill was read the first and second time, and commitled to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Amariah Squirrell, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Sarah Gray, and that it be referred to the committee appointed on the 17th instant on a memorial of officers of the army of the Revolution. Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was

referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 24,) entitled "An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties," reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 8,) entitled “An act for the relief of Lucien Harper," reported the same without amendment.

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

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 27,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Henry Becker,” reported the same with an amendment.

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

Mr. 'Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 32,) entitled “ An act to rectify the mistake in the name of William Tumey, an invalid pensioner," reported the same without amendment.

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

Bills of the Senate of the following titles, viz:

No. 9. An act to establish ports of delivery at Port Pontchartrain and Delaware city;

No. 40 An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Peter Celestino Walker and John Peter Walker, deceased, and of Joseph Walker, of the State of Mississippi;

No. 42. An act for the relief of Jonathan Crocker;
were, severally, read the first and second time, and referred

No. 9. To the Committee on Commerce;
No. 40. To the Committee on Private Land Claims;
No. 42. To the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Daniel, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 522) for the relief of the sureties of Amos Edwards, be discharged, and that said bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 309) for the relief of the sureties of George Brown, deceased.

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Resolved, that the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation of money to purchase out the stock in the Louisville and Portland canal, with a view to make the navigation of the said canal free to the commerce of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Resolved, That the use of the hall of the House of Representatives be granted to Noah Webster, Esq., author of the American Dictionary, to deliver a discourse, on Monday, the 3d of January, 1831, at 7 o'clock P. M., on the origin, history, and present state of the English language.

On motion of Mr. Lecompte, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of John McAndrew on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Kennon, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Benjamin Severance, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension roll.

Mr. Whittlesey moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the tabie, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to this House the names of all persons who have been inscribed on the roll of invalid pensioners, and who have received pensions from the time of being wounded or disabled, or from any time before closing the testimony, together with the time when they were thus inscribed on the roll, the time when they were wounded or disabled, and the dates of their applications, and the dates of closing their testimony.

On motion of Mr. Vance, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be directed to inquire into the expediency of erecting a light-house on Turtle island, at the mouth of the Maumee bay; and that the papers heretofore presented, and on the files of this House, on this subject, be again referred to said committee.

A motion was made by Mr. Crockett, that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Grennell on the 4th of May last, that the House do reconsider the vote taken on the 3d May last, on the question, Shall the bill (No. 185) to amend an act authorizing the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same, passed April 18, 1806, be engrossed and read a third time?

And the question being put, Will the House proceed to the consideration of said motion? It was decided in the negative. .

On motion of Mr. Leavitt, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to David Goorley, a private in the marine service of the United States, for expenses incurred by him for his passage homeward from the port of Leghorn, at which he was discharged from the service.

Mr. Test moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before this House any and all correspondence (so far as the same may be done without prejudice to the public interest) by and with either of the Departments, in relation to locating a cession of lands, made, or intended to be made by the Pottawattamie Indians, for the benefit of the State of Indiana, by a treaty concluded with them the 16th of October, 1826, “to be applied toward making a road from lake Michigan, by way of Indianapolis, to some convenient point on the Ohio river;" and to inform this House whether any decision has been made by the Executive in relation to what lands are subject to the above cession, and, if so, when the locations are proposed to be made.

Mr. Jennings moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

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