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praying, respectively, that their names may be inscribed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of David Davis, of the State of New Hampshire, praying to be paid the arrears of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Barbara Reily, of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, praying to be paid the arrears of pension to which her husband, William Reily, deceased, was entitled, as, also, for a grant of the bounty in land to which he was entitled, as a major in the army of the Revolution.

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

On motion of Mr. Swan, Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Ent, senior, presented January 29, 1827, and the petition of Cuthbert Sims, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel Espy, presented February 26, 1827, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, and that said committee be instructed to report specially on the said petition.

On motion of Mr. Conner, Ordered, 'That the petition of Jeremiah Adams, presented May 17, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, and that said committee be instructed to report specially on the said petition.

On motion of Mr. Wingate, Ordered, That the petition of Charles Little, of the State of Maine, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Ordered, That the petition of Azariah Webb, presented May 10, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Ordered, That the petition of Hazen Bedel, presented January 11, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Sill, Ordered, That the petition of William Hoffman, presented March 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of the 'Trustees of Jefferson College, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for aid and patronage from the Government of the United States.

· Mr. Gurley presented a petition of Joseph Hebert, of the State of Louisiana; also, a petition of Hilaire Hebert, of the State of Louisiana; praying, respectively, that their claims to certain lands in their petitions described may be confirmed.

Mr. Overton presented a petition of Dominique Richard, of the State of Louisian 1, praying that his claim to certain lands may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of inhabitants of the towns of Oxford, Dudley, and Douglas, in the State of Massachusetts, and of the towns of Burrillville, Smithfield, and Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Grennell presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Hawley, in the county of Franklin, in the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Sutherland presented memorials of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Miller presented memorials of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Hemphill presented memorials of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Ellsworth presented a memorial of inhabitants of the city of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut; praying, respectively, that the act passed at the last session of Congress, providing for the removal of the Indians on the east of the river Mississippi to the western side of that river, may be repealed, and that said Indians may be protected in all the rights secured to them by treaties between said Indians and the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Barber, of Connecticut, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Coit, presented May 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Campbell P. White presented a memorial of the Trustees and of the Presidents of certain Insurance Companies in the city of New York, claimants under the convention between the United States and the King of Denmark, signed at Copenhagen on the 28th March, 1830, praying that the amount due to a subject of Denmark, on account of the Danish brigantine Henrick, captured by a ship of war of the United States in the year 1799, and which was relinquished to the United States by said convention, and being a part of the consideration for which the claims of the citizens of the United States upon Denmark have been released, may be added to the sum paid by his Danish Majesty, and placed under the control of the Commissioners, to be distributed among those for whose benefit the convention was intended.

Mr. Sutherland presented a similar memorial of Insurance Companies in the city of Philadelphia.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. John S. Barbour, presented a petition of Philip Slaughter, of the State of Virginia, praying to be allowed and paid the interest on the sum recently paid him as his commutation of half pay as a captain in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of John Jameson, of the State of Virginia, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which his late father, John Jameson, deceased, was entitled as an officer in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Craig presented a petition of James Brownlee, of the State of Virginia, only heir at law of his mother, who was the widow of Alexander Brownlee, an officer of the army of the revolution, who was killed in battle, praying to be paid the seven years' half pay of his father, to which his mother was entitled by resolution of the old Congress, as the widow of an officer killed in battle.

Mr. Doddridge presented a petition of James Holland, of the State of Virginia, praying compensation for services as a soldier in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Sarah Mahan, widow of Col. John Mahan, deceased, an officer of the Pennsylvania line of the revolutionary army, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which her late husband was entitled.

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

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of Nancy Pearson, widow of Thomas Pearson, late of the State of Kentucky, deceased, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which her late husband was entitled as an officer in the army of the Revolution; which petition was referred to the Commitmittee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Tracy presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Oswego, in the State of New York, praying that an appropriation may be made for the improvement of the navigation of the mouth of Oak Orchard creek, on lake Ontario

Mr. Foster presented a petition of James McDowall, of the State of Georgia, merchant, praying that a certain excess of duties, which he conceives

been compelled to pay on goods imported by him from Great Britain, may be refunded to him.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of lumber merchants and manufacturers, residing in the Territory of Michigan, setting forth the great inequality which exists in the acts imposing duties on lumber in the ports of the United States, and those of the British province of Canada, which inequality operates injuriously upon the interests of citizens of the United States, and praying such relief in the premises as, in the wisdom of Congress, may seem meet.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of inhabitants of Green Bay, in the Ter. ritory of Michigan, praying that a port of entry may be established at the mouth of Fox river.

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

Mr. Hemphill presented a memorial signed by R. Taylor, John Ridge, and W. S. Coodey, delegates of the Cherokee nation of Indians east of the Mississippi river, specially appointed for the purpose, remonstrating against the extending of the laws of the States, respectively, within whose limits the territory occupied by said nation may lie, over the said nation, and praying protection from the Government of the Union; as, also, that no further attempts may be made to induce the removal of the nation to the western side of the river Mississippi; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Irwin, of Pennsylvania, Ordered, That the petition of William McClellan, presented December 18, 1804, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Draper, Ordered, That the petition of William Kenney, presented December 10, 1828, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Hugh McDonald, of the oity of Baltimore, praying to be paid for a horse lost in the military service in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of John Steele, sole acting executor of the last will and testament of John Steele, late of the city of Philadelphia, deceased, praying to be reimbursed moneys expended by the testator for public purposes while collector of the revenue for the port and district of Philadelphia; also, that additional compensation may be made for his services for certain years therein specified.

Mr. Dudley presented a petition of Bennet Riley, a major in the army of the United States, praying to be paid for a horse of which he was robbed by a party of Indians while he was charged with the escort and protection of a party of traders on the Santa Fe road in 1829.

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

Mr. Miller presented a petition of John Conard, marshal of the eastern district of Pennsylvania, praying to be paid certain fees to which he is entitled for the execution of a fieri facias, issued at the suit of the United States against a certain Edward Thompson, and which sees he could not make out of the goods seized, in consequence of his being ordered to release the same by the proper officer of the Government.

Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Missouri, praying that the sessions of the district court of the United States for that State may be held, alternately, at the cities of St. Louis and Jefferson.

Mr. Pettis presented a petition of Joseph V. Garnier, of the State of Missouri, praying to be paid for services rendered by him to the United States as clerk of the superior court of the late Territory of Missouri.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Judieiary

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Samuel and William Meeteer, paper makers, praying that the supply of paper for printing ordered by Congress may be given to the person who will supply the same at the lowest price; which petition was referred to the Committee of Accounts.

Mr. Vance presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the State of Ohio against the making of the towns of Dayton and Eaton points in the location of the Cumberland road now making through that State; which remonstrance was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr Russel, Ordered, That the petition of William Wickersham, presented January 4, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of officers of the army of the United States in the late war with Great Britain, praying that lands may be granted to officers of that army, and to the heirs of those who died or were killed in service, or who have since died.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of Charles M. Davis, Alonzo G. Hammond, Emerson Hull, and Stephen Clark, of the State of New York, praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of certain lands in the Territory of Michigan may be granted to them and their associates, on certain terms therein mentioned.

Mr. Lewis presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, praying that further relief may be granted to a certain description of purchasers of public lands within that State, and that the right of preemption in the purchase of lands may be extended to certain other inhabitants of said State.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. McCreery presented memorials of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania, and of Ohio county, in the State of Virginia;

Mr. Doddridge presented memorials of inhabitants of the county of Ohio, in the State of Virginia;

Mr. Shields presented a memorial of inhabitants of Butler county, in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Whittlesey presented a memorial of inhabitants of the towns of Johnson and Fowler, in the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day may be prohibited.

Mr. Gilmore presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the city of Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr Leavitt presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the county of Jeferson, in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Russel presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the county of Brown, in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the city of Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania; remonstrating, respectively, against the passage of any law interfering with the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day.

Ordered, That the said memorials and remonstrances be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Russel presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, praying that provision may be made for constructing a national road from Zanesville, in the State of Ohio, to Florence, in the State of Alabama; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 366) to construct a national road from Zanesville, in Ohio, to Florence, in Alabama.

Mr. Finch presented a petition of Benjamin Stafford, of the State of New York, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Grennell, Ordered, That the petition of Ebenezer Whitney be recommitted to the Committee on Military Pensions.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill (No. 87) entitled “ An act to enable the President to employ vessels for the purposes therein mentioned;" in which bill I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made unfavorable reports on the cases of Asa Fuller, Archibald Jackson, Adam Hall, and Caze and Richard;

which reports was severally laid on the table. Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the consideration of the petition of James White, and that it be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Ingersoll, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Haggerty and Austin; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Ingersoll, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Hone and Sons; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Irvin, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 563) to establish the number of clerks, aud fix their compensation, in the Ge neral Land Office; which bill was read the first and second time, and.com mitted to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union

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