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Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the case of David Hall; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Doddridge, from the Com'mittee for the District of Columbia, to which was committed the bill (No. 517) to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, into and within the District of Columbia, reported the same with amendments.

Ordered, That the further consideration of the said bill be postponed until Monday next, the 17th instant.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is commit. the bill (No. 51-) to extend the act for further extending the powers of the judges of the superior court of the Territory of Arkansas ucder ine act of the 26th of May, 1824, and for other purposes, be discharged, and that the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Mallary, from the Committee on Manufactures, to which was referred so much of the President's message as relates to the tariff of duties on imports, and so much thereof as respects manufactures, made a report; which was read, and laid on the table, and six thousand copies thercof were ordered to be printed for the use of the members of this House.

Mr. Monell, from the same committee, then presented a paper containing a report of the opinions and views of the minority of the Committee on Manufactures on the subject matter embraced in the report of that committee, just made by Mr. Mallary; which paper was read, and six thousand copies thereof were ordered to be printed, and appended to the report of the said committee.

Mr. Wingate, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Robert Smith, of Alabama; which was read, and laid on the table.

On leave asked and obtained,

Mr. Drayton presented a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, setting forth that the duties imposed in the island of Cuba upon American ships and cargoes are so disproportionate to those which are levied upon Spanish ships and cargoes entering the ports of the United States, that, if continued, they will give the carrying trade between Cuba and the United States exclusively to Spanish vessels; and that the duties upon American rice in the kingdom of Portugal and its dependencies are so high as to amount to a prohibition, notwithstanding a recent reduction of the duties upon Madeira and other Portuguese wines imported into the United States: the memorialists, therefore, pray Congress to adopt such measures as may be deemed most expedient to remedy the evils complained of; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Buchanan, from the managers appointed to conduct before the Senate the impeachment of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United Stutes for the uistrict of Miasouri, reported that further proceeding in the trial of the said impeachment had been postponed by the Senate until Monday next, the 17th instant. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to notify this House that the Senate have appointed Mr. Naudain of the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, in the place of Mr. Willey, who has been excused. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 18. An act for the relief of Thomas Fitzgerald;

No. 51. An act to amend an act entitled " An act to provide for paying to the States of Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama, three per cent of the nett proceeds of the sales of public lands within the same;"

And found the same to be truly enrolled: when
The Speaker signed the said bills.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Haynes on the 11th instant, proposing an inquiry into the expediency of reducing the duty on brown sugar;

And after further debate thereon, A motion was made by Mr. White, of Louisiana, that the further consideration of the said resolution be postponed until Monday, the 24th instant;

And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

The House then resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Expenditures, made on the 7th instant, in relation to a uniform rule for computing the mileage of members of Congress.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Hall, to amend the motion made by Mr. Chilton yesterday, that the said report be recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures with instructions;

And after further debate, the hour allotted by the rule for the consideration of reports and resolutions expired; when

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of War, containing the information called for on the 11th instant, in relation to the measures which had been taken to carry into effect the provisions of an act providing for the printing and binding 60,000 copies of the Abstract of Infantry Tactics, including Maneuvres of Light Infantry and Riflemen, and for other purposes, passed March 2, 1829; which letter was read, and referred to the Committee on the Militia.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, communicating such information as is at this time attainable, upon the subject of roads constructed by the army of the United States, called for by the House on the 15th of December ultimo; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

III. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a list of the names of the persons employed as clerks in the Department of War in the year 1830, with the compensation of each; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

IV. A memorial of the clerks in the office of the First Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States, praying for an increase of compensation; which memorial was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

V. A letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting, in obedience to the resolutions of the House of Representatives of January 13, 1812, and April 2, 1830, a list of the names of persons to whom patents have been granted, in the year 1830, for new and useful inventions; which letter and list were laid on the table.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary, as follows:

WASHINGTON, 12th January, 1831. To the House of Representatives:

I transmit to Congress a report from the Director of the Mint, exhibiting the operations of that institution during the year 1830.

ANDREW JACKSON.

Ordered, That the said message do lie on the table.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 60. An act to provide for the payment of Joshua Kennedy, of Alabama, for the losses sustained by him by the destruction of his property, in the year 1813, by the hostile Creek Indians, in consequence of its having been occupied as a fort or garrison by the troops of the United States;

No. 64. An act supplemental to the “act granting the right of pre-emption to settlers on the public lands," approved the 29th day of May, 1830;

No. 65. An act to incorporate the Saint Vincent's Orphan Asylum, in the District of Columbia;

No. 66. An act for the relief of Joseph S. Cannon;

In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said bills were severally read the first and second time, and referred-
No. 60. To the Committee of Claims;
No. 64. To the Committee on the Public Lands;
No. 65. To the Committee for the District of Columbia; and
No. 66. To the Committee on Naval Affairs.

An engrossed bill, (No. 538,) entitled "An act making appropriations for revolutionary and invalid pensioners,” was read the third time, and passed.

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

The House resumed the consideration of the bill (No. 528) making ap propriations for the support of Government for the year 1831.

The question recurred on the amendment moved by Mr. Stanberry yesterday;

And after debate thereon,
The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1831.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of John Menary, accompanied by a bill (No. 557) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made a report on the petition of Amariah Squirrel, administrator of Jacob Squirrel, accompanied by a bill (No. 558) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Wingate, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Ebenezer Gilbert; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, present to the President of the United States enrolled bills and an enrolled resolution of the following titles, viz:

No. 502. An act to change the time of holding the rule term of the circuit court for the district of West Tennessee;

No. 16. An act for the relief of Aaron Fitzgerald;

No. 24. An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties;

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. 39. An act for the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, in the State of Mississippi;

Resolution in relation to the transmission of public documents printed by order of either House of Congress.

Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (No. 559) making appropriations for certain expenditures on account of the Engineer, Ordnance, and Quartermaster's departments; 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. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, which was instructed, on the 17th of December last, to inquire into the expediency of establishing a military post or garrison at the mouth of Little river, in the southwest corner of the territory of Arkansas, made an adverse report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 560) making appropriations for the Indian Department 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. Ihrie, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (No. 561) supplemental to an act entitled “An act for quieting possessions enrolling conveyances, and securing the estates of purchasers;" 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. Doddridge, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 65,) entitled “ An ac to incorporate Saint Vincent's Orphan Asylum, in the District of Columbia,' reported the same without amendment.

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

Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary, which was instructed, on the 17th of December last, 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 discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James Gandy and sons, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be, also, discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Amos Wade, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Hemphill, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, to which the subject was referred on the 13th of December last, reported a bill (No. 562) to erect a bridge over the Ohio river near Wheeling; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Kennon, Resolved, that the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing Sterling Johnson a compensation for an injury done to his dwelling-house in the town of St. Clairsville by the construction of the Cumberland road.

On motion of Mr. Test, Resolved, that the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making another appropriation for continuing the graduating and bridging the national road through the State of Indiana, and that the letter of the Secretary of War of the 8th of January, together with a letter of the road commissioner, dated 20th December, 1830, showing the state of the funds appropriated for that object, be referred to the same commitiee.

The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Expenditures, made on the 7th instant, in relation to a uniform rule for computing the mileage of members of Congress.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Hall, to amend the motion made by Mr. Chilton on the 12th instant, that the said report be recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures with the instructions set forth in the proceedings of the 12th instant: when

A motion was made by Mr. Craig to amend the amendment proposed by Mr. Hall, by adding thereto the following, viz: “ with an allowance of ten per cent. for variation from a direct line."

Pending the question on this amendment,

A motion was made by Mr. De Witt, that the said report and amendments do lie on the table;

And the question being put on this motion,
It was decided in the negative, {Nays,

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

Messrs. James Buchanan, Nicholas D. Coleman, Richard Coulter, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Edward Everett, Benjamin Gorham, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hammons, Thomas Minds, Michael Hoffman, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Jennings, Cave Johnson, Humphrey H. Leavitt, George G. Leiper, Rufus McIntire, Daniel H. Miller, Walter H. Overton, James Shields, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, Campbell P White, and Edward D. White.-26.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, John S. Barbour, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell

, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford. David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, John Davis, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathani Gaither. John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Jonathan Harvey,

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