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

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 43) entitled "An act supplemental to an act, passed on the 31st of March, 1830, entitled "An act for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of lands of the United States," reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House on s'uesday, the 11th day of the present month of January.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 24th of December ultimo, "to inquire into the expediency of authorizing by law the Registers and Receivers of the several land offices to correct mistakes made in entering any portion of the public lands, whenever sufficient testimony be produced of such mistakes having been made, provided that the lands so intended to be entered shall not have been previously entered by another person,” be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 17th of December ultimo, “to inquire into the expediency of extending the confirmations of the inhabitants of Prairie du Chien, in the Territory of Michigan, in such manner as to embrace a portion of woodland," be diseharged from the further consideration of the subject, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary,

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Brahan, and that it be refer. red to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of inhabitants of the county of Jefferson, in the State of Mississippi, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Samuel A. Edmondson, and from the further consideration of the petition of Joseph Fox; and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Elizabeth Bennett, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Storrs, of New York, from the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to the fifth census, to which was referred the petition of inhabitants of the county of Schenectady, in the State of New York, made an unfavorable report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Storrs. from the same committec, reported a bill (No. 535) to amend the act for taking the fifth census; which bill was read the first and second time, amended, and was ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time tomorrow.

On' motion of Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, Ordered, That the bill (No. 188) to provide more effectually for the national defence, by organizing, arming, and establishing a uniform militia throughout the United States, and to provide for the disciplining thereof, be recommitted to the Committee on the Militia.

The House resumed the reconsideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Haynes on the 23d of December ultimo, “that, during the trial of the ima

peachment now pending before the Senate, this House will meet daily at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon; and that, from day to day, it will resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, and attend said trial during the continuance thereof, and until the conclusion of the same;"

And the question being put, that the House do, on reconsideration, agree to pass the same, s Yeas,

69, It was decided in the negative, Nays,

118. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, Benedict Arnold, Robert W. Barnwell, Mordecai Bartley, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Blair, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Henry B. Cowles, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, John D. Dickinson, Clement Dorsey, Edward B. Dudley, Henry W. Dwight, Jonas Earll, jr., Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, Henry H. Gurley, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Peter Ihrie, jr., Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, James Lent, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, William Ramsey, John Reed, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, James Shields, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, Joseph F. Wingate. 69.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Bavlor, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Charles G. De Witt, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Samuel W. Eager, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, William F. Gordon, Benjamin Gorham, George Grennell, jr., Joseph Hawkins, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Adam King, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Rufus McIntire, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, James F. Randolph, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, Robert S Rose, William Russel, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, Benedict I. Senimes, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James T'rezvant, Starling 'Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-118.

The resolution moved by Mr. Storrs, of New York, yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, and again laid on the table.

Mr. Johns then moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That a message be sent by the Clerk of this House, informing the Senate that the House of Representatives decline further attendance dura ing the trial of the impeachment of Judge Peck, until further notice.

A motion was made by Mr. Haynes to amend the said resolution by striking out the works until further notice;" which motion was disagreed to by the House.

Mr. Storrs, of New York, then moved to amend the said resolution, by striking out all after the word "Resolved," and inserting the following:

“ That the managers appointed to conduct the impeachment of James H. Peck be instructed to attend the trial of the said impeachment at such times as the Senate shall appoint for that purpose, and that the attendance of the House be dispensed with until otherwise ordered by the House, and that the clerk communicate this resolution to the Senate.”

This amendment Mr. Johns accepted as a modification of his resolution, and modified his said resolution accordingly.

The question was then put to agree to the said resolution as modified,
And passed in the affirmative.

An engrossed bill (No. 533) entitled “An act to extend the time for entering certain donation claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas, was read the third time, and passed.

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

The bill from the Senate, (No. 39) entitled “An act for the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, Mississippi,” was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, that the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Commissioner of the General Land Office, transmitting a report from the Register and Receiver of the land office at St. Helena, in Louisiana, upon certain claims to land therein mentioned, made in obedience to the act of the 28th of May, 1830; which letter and report were referred to the Committee on the Public Lands. By leave, the following resolutions were moved and adopted, viz:

On motion of Mr. Carson, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of establishing an assay office in the gold region of the south.

And Mr. Carson, Mr. Verplanck, Mr. Foster, Mr. Bouldin, and Mr. Rencher, were appointed the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Martin, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the propriety of placing John Taylor, of Orangeburg district, in the State of South Carolina, on the pension list.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 517) to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio raid road, into and within the District of Columbia: when,

A motion being made by Mr. Semmes to amend the said bill,

It was,

morrow.

On motion of Mr. Strong, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof be postponed until toThe special orders of the day being moved, it was

Ordered, That all orders be postponed, so that the House may resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, for the purpose of taking into consideration, in committee, the bill (No. 480) for closing certain accounts, and making appropriations for arrearages, in the Indian Department, and the bill from the Senate making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Polk reported that the committee had, according to order, had the aforesaid bills under consideration; which bills he was directed to report to the House without amendment.

Ordered, That the bill, (No. 480) for closing certain accounts, and making appropriations for arrearages, in the Indian Department, be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow; and that the bill from the Senate (No. 24) making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties, be also read a third time to-morrow.

The consideration of the special orders of the day was again moved: when

A motion was made by Mr. Hoffman, that the consideration of the said special orders be postponed, for the purpose of taking into consideration the bill (No. 507) to authorize the construction of three schooners for the naval service of the United States.

A division of the question on this motion being called for,

The question was put on so much thereof as proposes to postpone the special orders of the day;

And was decided in the negative.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill (No. 512) for the relief of the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Speight reported the said bill without amendment.

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

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 255) to authorize a change in the disposal of the land granted for the construction of the Illinois and Michigan canal;

And a motion was made by Mr. Mercer to amend the said bill;
And, pending the consideration of the said motion,
The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1831.

Mr. Gorham presented a petition of John and Benjamin Wells, of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid the drawback of duties on certain goods by them exported, which is withheld because the oath required by law was omitted to be taken within the prescribed time; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means,

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Samuel Lacount, of the State of New Hampshire, praying for an increase of pension.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of James Trowbridge, of the State of New Hampshire, praying for an increase of pension.

Mr. Reed presented a petition of Henry Hall, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Barber, of Connecticut, presented a petition of Jonathan Rathbone, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Finch presented a petition of John A. Ferris, of the State of New York;

Mr. Finch presented a petition of Frederick Perrigo, of the State of New York;

Mr. Martindale presented a petition of Solomon Emmons, of the State of New York ;

Mr. Creighton presented a petition of Francis Bashford, of the State of Ohio;

Mr. Creighton presented a petition of James Dalgarn, of the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

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

On motion of Mr. Kennon, Ordered, That the petition of John Copeland, presented December 30, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Swift presented a petition of Martin D. Follet, of the State of Vermont praying to be paid for property of which he was plundered during the late war with Great Britain, in consequence of his well known attachment to the interest and cause of his country.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Thomas Armstrong, and Elizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth Fletcher, wife of Josiah Fletcher, deceased, of the State of Alabama, praying to be paid for injuries sustained by the said Josiah Fletcher, deceased, by the depredations of hostile Creek Indians, during the war with the Creek nation of Indians.

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of James Templeton, of the State of Pennsylvania, praying to be paid for services rendered as a soldier in the army of the United States in the year 1791. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. White, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the petition of Jumonville De Viller, presented February 23, 1824, and the petition of Madame Le Compte Piernas, presented December 12, 1825, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Huntington, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for the establishment of a post route.

Mr. Davenport presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Pittsylvania and Henry, in the State of Virginia, praying for the establishment of a post route.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Sill presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Venango, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day may be prohibited ; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

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