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and Judges of Michigan, in obedience to the act of May 21, 1830, entitled “An act relative to the plan of Detroit, in Michigan Territory.”
On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing James Coil, of Madison county, in Georgia, on the pension list.
Mr. Potter moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:
Resolved, l’hat the rule of the House which limits the presentation of petitions, resolutions, and reports to one hour in each day, be rescinded.
Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 514. An act to alter the times of holding the district courts of the United States for the districts of Maine and Illinois, and the northern district of Alabama;
No. 538. An act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and invalid pensioners;
No. 533. An act to extend the time for entering certain donation claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas;
No. 41. An act further supplemental to the act entitled “An act making further provision for settling the claims to land in the Territory of Missouri,' passed the 13th day of June, 1812; and found the same to be truly enrolled: when
The Speaker signed the said bills.
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill of this House, (No. 512,) entitled An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceascd;" also, bills of the following titles:
No. 49. An act for the relief of Jacob N. Cardoza;
No. 77. An act for the relief of Antoine Dequindre, and the legal representatives of Louis Dequindre, deceased; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House." And then he withdrew.
The House resur.ed the consideration of the joint resolution relative to the pay of members of Congress: when
A motion was made by Mr. Hall that the said resolution be recommitted to the Committee on Public Expenditures, with instructions to report a bill providing “ that it shall be the imperative duty of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, to ascertain, at the end of every session of Congress, from each member of Congress or, delegate of a Territory, the number of days he may have been absent from, and not in attendance on the business of the House; and in settling the accounts of Senators, members, and delegates, there shall be deducted from the account or amount of pay for each session at the rate of eight dollars per day for every day any member of either House or delegate shall have been absent, except by order on business of the House to which he belongs, or in consequence of sickness.”
A motion was then made by Mr. Carson that the said resolution do lie on the table;
And the question being put,
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Messrs. William S. Archer, John S. Barbour, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Timothy Childs, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Benjamin W Crowninshield, John D. Dickinson, Clement Dorsey, Edward Everett, Nathan Gaither, Benjamin Gorham, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Thomas H. Hughes, William W. Irvin, Cave Johnson, George G. Leiper, Rollin C. Mallary, Henry C. Martindale, George McDuflie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, Ebenezer F. Norton, William T. Nuckolls, John Mercer Pation, Isaac Pierson, Robert S. Rose, Benedict I. Senmes, Michael C. Sprigg, Heory R. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Richard H. Wilde, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Joseph F. Wingate.- 50.
Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement č. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll
, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Jchiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chitienden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Perlis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, William Ramsey, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, William Stanberry, James Standefer, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Gulian C. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-136.
And after debate on the said resolution, (the hour of 12 o'clock having arrived,)
The House 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 of James H. Peck, district judge of the United States for the district of Missouri; 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, 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, at 12 o'clock meridian,
And then the House adjourned until Monday next, 11 o'clock A, M.
MONDAY JANUARY 24, 1831.
Mr. McIntire presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Maine, living on or near the Canada road,” leading from Augusta to Quebec;
Mr. Norton presented a petition of inhabitants of the towns of Porter, Wilson, Cambria, and Lockport, in the county of Niagara, in the State of New York;
Mr. Magee presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Tioga, Steuben, Yates, and Ontario, in the State of New York;
Mr. Perkins King presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Delaware, in the State of New York;
Mr. Sill presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of New Castle, in the county of Mercer, in the State of Pennsylvania; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein described.
Mr. Norton presented a petition of James McMahan, of the county of Chautauque, in the State of New York, praying to be indemnified in expenses incurred by him in arresting and prosecuting a delinquent and absconding postmaster.
Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Jeremiah Austill, of the State of Alabama, praying that certain losses incurred by him in executing a contract to transport a mail of the United States may be made good to him; also, that he may be compensated for constructing a road over which to carry said mail
. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
Mr. McIntire presented a petition of merchants and other inhabitants of Kennebunk port, in the State of Maine, praying that the said port may
be made a pori of entry for vessels coming from places beyond the cape of Good Hope.
Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of Samuel Gilbert, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid the bounty granted by law on fishing voyages, as the vessel, after completing the greater part, was, before completing the whole term, destroyed by fire.
Mr. Huntington presented a petition of Thomas Denny, of the State of New York, stating that, recently, by a new construction given to the revenue laws, the people on the Canada side of the river St. Lawrence, near to mills and other waterworks owned by him near the village of Ogdensburg, have been prevented from bringing their grain to be ground, and as well as of various other domestic wants at his said mills and other waterworks, unless by the payment of duties, as on goods imported into the United States, by which the value of his property is likely to be greatly reduced, if not destroyed, and praying relief in the premises.
Mír. Howard presented a petition of merchants and ship-owners of Baltitimore, in the State of Maryland, praying that a light-house and bell may be erected at the entrance of the harbor of Baltimore, and that vessels navigating the Chesapeake bay and its waters may be compelled to carry lights during the night time.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Anderson presented a memorial of citizens of the United States residing in Portland, in the State of Maine, and claimants under the late convention between the United States and Denmark, 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 citizens of the United States upon Denmark have been released, may be added to the sum paid by Denmark to the United States, and distributed to the claimaints under said convention.
Mr. Crowninshield presented a similar mcmorial from Robert Hooper and John Hooper, of Marblehead, in the State of Massachusetts, who are, also, claimants under said convention.
Mr. Howard presented a similar memorial of citizens of the United States residing in the city of Baltimore, also claimants under the convention between the United States and Denmark.
Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committec on Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Hubbard presented a representation of the New Hampshire Historical Society, requesting that application may be made to the Government of Great Britain for permission to examine and transcribe documents and papers connected with the early history of this country.
Mr. Ingersoll presented a memorial of S. Converse, containing proposals for publishing a stereotype edition of the laws of the United States.
Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of William Elliot, of the city of Washington, stating that he is the compiler and publisher of a work containing a list of patents granted by the United States, alphabetically arranged, from 1790 to 1830, and of the laws for granting patents, with a digest of judicial decisions respecting patents, for which work he holds a copyright, and that his book has been rendered valueless to him by reason of a publication, by order of this House, of a similar work, recently transmitied to this House from the Department of State, and praying that the damage may be made good to him.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Library.
Memorials praying Congress to repeal the act, passed at the last session of Congress, providing for an exchange of lands with certain Indian tribes, and for their removal and permanent settlement west of the river Mississippi; and, also, that the Indians may be protected in the enjoyment of their lands, and in all rights secured to them by treaties entered into between said Indians and the United States, were severally presented as follows:
By Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, of inhabitants of the town of Spencer, in the county of Worcester, in the State of Massachusetts.
By Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, of inhabitants of the town of Leicester, in the county of Worcester, in the State of Massachusetts.
By Mr. Bates, of inhabitants of the town of Palmer, in the county of Hampden, and State of Massachusetts.
By Mr. Miller, of inhabitants of Germantown, in the State of Pennsyl. vania.
By Mr. Childs, of inhabitants of Bergen, in the county of Genesee, in the State of New York.
By Mr. Hemphill, of inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania.
By Mr. Miller, of inhabitants of the county of Chester, in the State of Pennsylvania.
By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the counties of Portage and Geauga, in the State of Ohio.
Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Test presented a resolution, adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, requesting Congress to adopt measures for the total extinguishment of the Indian title to lands within the limits of that State as soon as possible; which resolution was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs."
Mr. Gorham presented a memorial of the working men of Boston, praying that the practice of imprisoning the body of a debtor for debt may be abolished; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Gorham presented a memorial of inhabitants of the city of Boston and its vicinity, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that measures may be adopted for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, to prohibit the introduction of slaves into said District for the purposes of traffic, and that provision be made for the education of free people of color.
Mr. Washington presented a petition of inhabitants of the city of Washington, praying that the plan of the said city may be so altered as to straighten F and G streets north, between 7th and 9th streets west.
Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, presented a petition of Elias Earle, executor of Elias Earle, deceased, late of the State of South Carolina, praying to be relieved from the effects of a judgment obtained against his testator at the suit of the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Hodges presented a petition of John Wood, a petition of Amos Wood, and a petition of Samuel Brackett, all of the State of Massachusetts;
Mr. Bates presented a petition of Hezekiah Bush, of the State of Massachusetts;
Mr. Hodges presented a petition of Henry Andrews, of the State of Mas sachusetts;
Mr. Ingersoll presented a petition of John Hunt, of the State of Connec ticut;
Mr. Swift presented a petition of Benjamin Weed, of thc State of Ver mont;
Mr. Halsey presented a petition of Joseph Hewes, and a petition of David Pease, both of the State of New York;
Mr. Norton presented a petition of Phineas Palmitcr, and a petition of Eliphalet Stewart, both of the State of New York;
Mr. Cowles presented a petition of John Brown, a petition of Nathan How, and a petition of Ebenezer Whelply, all of the State of New York;