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Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of William Covenhoven, of the State of New York ;

Mr. Cambreleng, also, presented a petition of Enoch Hoyt, of the State of New York;

Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of Ebenezer Belknap, and a petition of Russell Atwater, both of the State of New York;

Mr. Sprigg presented a petition of Mary Conner, widow of Patrick Conner, deceased, late a soldier in the army of the United States;

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Armstead Culley, of the State of Maryland;

Mr. Russel presented a petition of William Woods, of the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, that their names may be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, presented a petition of Johnson Cook, of the Siate of Ohio, praying to be paid the arrearages of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.

Mr. Boon presented resolutions adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, requesting that pensions may be granted to William Lindsey, Howard Putnam, Peter Houston, Francis Odler, (or Outler,) Cuthbert Tisdell, William Ray, William Owens, and John Rodgers.

Mr. Test presented a resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, requesting that a tract of public land may be granted to Major John Allison, as an indemnity for losses sustained, and a compensation for services in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Test presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying that a pension may be granted to John Burke.

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

Mr. Burges presented a petition of Anne Wall, of the State of Rhode Island, widow of Daniel Wall, who was a lieutenant of the army of the revolution, praying that payment may now be made to her for the services of her husband in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of Elizabeth Taylor, widow of William Taylor, a major in the army of the revolution, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay for life to which her late husband was entitled.

Mr. Vinton presented a petition of Ichabod Nye, of the State of Ohio, praying to be paid for services rendered by him as a soldier in the army of the revolution

Mr. Gurley presented a petition of Vincent Chance, of the State of Louisiana, praying to be paid for his services as a soldier in the army of the revolution.

Mr. Coleman presented a petition of Robert Wilmot, of the State of Kentucky, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay to which he is entitled as an officer of the army of the revolution.

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

Ón motion of Mr. Augustine H. Shepperd, Ordered, That the petition of Nicholas McCubbin, presented February 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Ellsworth presented a petition of John Watson, of the State of Connecticut, praying to be indemnified for losses sustained by him by the destruction of a ship of war built by him for the naval service of the United States, which ship was destroyed by the British forces during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Maxwell presented a memorial of officers of the militia of the State of New York, met in convention in the village of Utica, in that State, praying that the act of 7th May, 1792, for the organization of the militia, may be amended, so that the militia be formed into two classes, the first class to consist of those between 18 and 30 years of age, the second class to consist of those between 30 and 45 years of age; the first class, only, to be subject to duty in time of peace; that a uniform be prescribed for the different corps of the militia; and that the expense of camp equipage for annual drills of the militia of the State of New York may be defrayed by the United States.

Mr. Pettis presented a memorial of the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, praying that an appropriation may be made to assist in the erection of a public hospital in that city, which has become indispensably necessary, as the memorialists allege, by reason of the great number of sick and disabled soldiers discharged from Jefferson barracks, situated near that city.

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

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Paul Garesché, of the city of New York, merchant, praying that the duties on French brandy, as existing previous to the 1st of July, 1828, may be charged on certain brandy im. ported by him in that year, as the said brandy was ordered and would have arrived previous to 1st July, but for adverse winds.

Mr. Sutherland presented a petition of James Marsh, of the city of Philadelphia, merchant, praying to be paid the drawback of duties on certain goods exported by him, which is withheld by reason of informality in the shipment of said goods.

Mr. Test presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying that measures may be adopted for the speedy completion of the Cumberland road through that State.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Sprigg, Ordered, That the petition of Michael Hoff, presented April 5, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of the county of Niagara, in the State of New York, for a survey with a view to ascertain the practicability of cutting a canal around the falls of Niagara, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. McCreery presented a resolution adopted at a meeting of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania, upon the subject of the repair and preservation of the Cumberland road.

Mr. Vinton presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Gallipolis, in the State of Ohio, praying that measures may be adopted for rendering the Ohio river navigable for steamboats, at all seasons of the year, from its mouth to Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a similar petition from inhabitants of Smithland, in the State of Kentucky.

Mr. Test presented a resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, asking for a grant of public land, the proceeds of which to be used in the improvement of a road leading from Madison to Indianapolis, in the said State.

Mr. White, of Florida, presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Jackson, in the Territory of Florida, praying that an appropriation may be made for constructing a road from the interior to St. Andrew's bay.

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

Mr. Coke presented a petition of Moses Myers, stating, that, at the time he was removed from the office of collector for the port and district of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, bonds to a large amount, to secure the pay. ment of duties, which had been taken by him, were turned over to his suc. cessor, and praying that he may be allowed the usual commission upon the payment of said bonds; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Maxwell, of New York, presented a petition of Daniel Sayre, praying that a grant of public land may be made to him and to each of his sons.

Mr. Claiborne presented a petition of George Key, of the State of Virginia, praying for a grant of land in consideration of services rendered as a solier in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Russel presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, residing in the Virginia military district, praying that a grant of land may be made to the President and Trustees of the College of Ripley, in said district.

Mr. Boon presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Indiana, residing in Crawfordsville land district, praying that the location of the land office may be changed from Crawfordsville to Lafayette.

Mr. Test presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying that land may be granted said State for the erection and support of an asylum in each county in said State.

Mr. Test presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, soliciting that a land office may be established at the seat of justice of the county of Saint Joseph, in the northern part of that State.

Mr. Test presented a resolution adopted by the General Asssmbly of the State of Indiana, soliciting that the act of the 31st March, 1830, for the relief of the purchasers of public lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the sales of public lands, may be continued in force for several years yet to come; and that further relief may be granted to purchasers of public lands in that State.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of the Trustees of Jefferson College, in the State of Mississippi, praying permission to surrender certain lands located for the use of said college, and which lie within the limits of the State of Alabama, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof, lying within the State of Mississippi.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of Dominique Ladner, of the State of Mississippi, praying that his right to a donation of a tract of public land may be confirmed.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Lachlan Durant, of the State of Alabama, praying that his title to certain tracts of land therein described may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, presented a petition of John Bever, of the State of Ohio, stating, that, upon actual survey, certain tracts of land purchased by him of the United States, and for which he has made full payment, fall short of the number of acres paid for, and praying that the money overpaid may be refunded to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Biddle presented a memorial of inhabitants of the city of Detroit, in the Territory of Michigan, remonstrating against certain proceedings of the Governor and Judges of that Territory, in relation to the plan of said city; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of John R. Williams, of Detroit, in the Territory of Michigan, praying to be paid for property lost by him in the late war with Great Britain, the same having been used and destroyed by troops of the United States and by British troops.

Mr. Taliaferro presented a petition of William W. Robertson, executor of James M. Robertson, deceased, praying to be paid for a quantity of stone furnished by his testator in 1801, to be used in the construction of fort McHenry, near Baltimore, in the State of Maryland.

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

Mr. Broadhead presented a petition of merchants, manufacturers, and other inhabitants of Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire, praying that a drawback may be allowed on the exportation of nails made from imported iron, equal to the duty paid on the importation of the iron; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Mercer presented a petition of Cornelius Wells, praying for an increase of the pension heretofore granted to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Childs presented a petition of Lothario Donaldson, of the State of New York, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Childs presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Rochester, in the State of New York;

Mr. Childs presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of North Penfield, in the county of Monroe, in the State of New York;

Mr. Maxwell, of Virginia, presented a memorial of inhabitants of French Creek, in the county of Lewis, in the State of Virginia;

Mr. Vance presented memorials of inhabitants of the town of Bellefonte, and of the county of Logan, in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Denny presented memorials of inhabitants of the town of Frankfort, in Beaver county, and of inhabitants of the counties of Armstrong and Alleghany, in the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Gilmore presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Butler, in the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Swift presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Charlotte, in the State of Vermont; praying, respectively, that the transportation of the mails of the United States may be prohibited on the Sabbath day.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Beaver, in the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Russel presented memorials of inhabitants of the county of Brown, in the State of Ohio; praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day may not be prohibited.

Mr. Clay presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the

State of Alabama, against a discontinuance of the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day.

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

Mr. Strong presented a memorial of inhabitants of that part of the Terriritory of Michigan lying west of lake Michigan, and north of the State of Illinois, upon the subject of a division of said Territory, and the construction of certain public roads; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 76) to establish the Territo. rial Government of Huron.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Morgan, in the State of Alabama, praying that further relief, which is therein set forth, may be granted to purchasers of public lands within that State; which petition was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 510) supplemental to an act passed on the 31st March, 1830, for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of the lands of the United States.

The Speaker presented a memorial of inhabitants of the State of New Jersey, residing in that part of the State immediately bordering on the Atlantic ocean and its outlets, complaining of the present rate of duties on articles imported into the United States, and which are necessary in the construction and rigging of ships and vessels, and praying that a drawback equal to the duty may be allowed on all such articles which may be used up in the construction and rigging of ships and vessels.

The Speaker presented a memorial of journeymen blacksmiths, in the city of Philadelphia, praying that a drawback equal to the duty now imposed on the importation of chain and anchor iron may be allowed when the iron shall be manufactured into chains and anchors within the United States.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, (No. 512,) entitled “ An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased;" and found the same to be truly enrolled: when

The Speaker signed the said bill. Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of Elizabeth Owens, accompanied by a bill (No. 572) for the relief of William Owens, which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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

Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, from the Committee on the Judiciary, which was instructed, on the 21st of December, to inquire into the expediency repealing or modifying the twenty-fifth section of an act entitled « An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” passed on the 4th of September, 1789, made a report, accompanied by a bill (No. 573) to repeal the 25th section of the said act; which bill was read the first time; and opposition being made thereto by Mr. Doddridge, the question occurred,

Shall the said bill be rejected?” When (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 im

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