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The House resumed the consideration of the joint resolution relative to the pay of members of Congress.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Hall on the 22d instant, to recommit the said resolution with certain instructions: when,

On motion of Mr. Hall, The said instructions were amended as to read “to report a bill containing the material pros isions of said resolution: Provided, That the bill be so reported as to take effect prospectively froin its passage, and not retrvactively."

And the question then again recurred on the motion to recommit the said resolution with instructions;

And after further debate, (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, Judge of the district court of the United Statcs 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 to morrow at 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1831.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 35,) entitled “ An act to authorize the transportation of merchandise by land or by water, with the benefit of debenture,” reported the same without amendinent.

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

Mr. Letcher, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, reported a bill (No. 579) authorizing a subscription of stock to the Monongahela Bridge Company at Brownsville, in Pennsylvania; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 562) to erect a bridge over the Ohio river near Wheeling.

Mr. Letcher, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, reported a bill (No. 580) authorizing the construction of a road from Strings, on the St. Francis river, in Arkansas Territory, to Batesville, in said Territory; 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. Letcher, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, reported a bill (No. 581) supplementary to the act entitled “ An act to grant a certain quantity of land to the State of Indiana for the purpose of aiding said State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Wabash river with those of lake Erie;" which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from he consideration of the petitions of inhabitants of the Virginia military dis

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trict in the State of Ohio, for a grant of land to Ripley college, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the joint resolution relative to the pay of members of Congress.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Hall on the 22d instant, to recommit the said resolution to the Committee on Public Expenditures, with the instructions set forth on the journal of yesterday;

And after further debate,

The previous question was moved by Mr. McCoy; and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now, put?

And passed in the affirmative.
The said main question was then put, viz: Shall the said resolution pass?

159, And passed in the affirmative, Nays,

21. 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, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill c. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, 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, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William_Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr. William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Henry C. Martindale, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, William Ramsey, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W.

Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian č. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-159.

Those who voted in the negative, are, Messrs. John S. Barbour, Nicholas D. Coleman, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Edward Everett, Nathan Gaither, Benjamin Gorham, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Thomas Hinds, Thomas H. Hughes, George G. Leiper, Daniel H. Miller, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer Pation, Isaac Pierson, Robert S. Rose, Michael C. Sprigg, Henry R. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel F. Vinton, and Edward D. White. —21.

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

Ordered, That the bill from the Senate, (No. 47,) entitled “ An act to amend the act entitled "An act to quiet the title of certain purchasers of lands between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts in the State of Ohio, passed 26th May, 1830," be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-day; and

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill; and pending the consideration thereof in Committee of the Whole, the hour of twelve o'clock arrived: when

The Speaker resumed the chair; and

The House again 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,Judge of the district court 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 to-morrow at 12 o'clock meridian.

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, present to the President of the United States 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. 533. An act to extend the time of entering certain donation claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas;

No. 538. An act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and invalid pensioners;

No. 512. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased;

No. 480. An act for closing certain accounts, and making appropriations for arrearages, in the Indian department;

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.

Mr. Taylor, by leave, presented a petition of John Nash, of the State of New York, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a map of the United States, prepared for the use of the Commiitee on Commerce of this House, draughted in obedience to an order of the House of the 18th March, 1930; which letter was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives he directed to lay before the Committee of Ways and Means the report and estimate from the engineer department for building a mole and pier-head to secure the pier forming the harbor at Oswego, in the State of New York.

On motion of Mr. Martin, Ordered, That the petition of John Taylor, of South Carolina, be recommitted to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Howard, Ordered, That two thousand additional copies of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the monthly statements of the Bank of the United States for the year 1830, be printed for the use of the members of this House.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Ordereu, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 131) to authorize the Legislature of Missouri to sell the lands reserved for schools, a seminary of learning, and salt springs, in that State, be discharged therefrom, and that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on the Public Lands.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1831.

Mr. Condict, by leave, presented a petition of William Shute, of the city of New York, praying to be paid the arrearage of pension to which he conceives bimself entitled; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Bockee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the consideration of the petition of Elnathan Finch, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Bockee, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 92,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Jabez Sawyer,” made a report (verbally) recommending that the said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of James Moses, Richard Wall, and Edgar Freeman, and that the said petitioners have leave to withdraw their papers.

Mr. Ellsworth, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 7S) making provision for the compensation of witnesses and payment of other expenses attending the trial of the impeachment of James H. Peck, reported the same with amendments.

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

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

On motion of Mr. Trezvant, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Jemes, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, made reports on the petitions of Humphrey Beckett, David Smith, and Jonathan Fogg, accompanied by a bill (No. 582) for their reliel; which bill was read the first and second time, and commitied to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Ilodges, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill (No. 533) regulating the compensation of the clerks in the * Post Office Department; which bill was read the first and second time, and comunitted to a Committee of the Whole Fouse to-morrow.

Mr. Verplanck, froin the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 584) making appropriations for carrying on certain roads and works of internal improvement, and providing for surveys; 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. Overton, from the Committce of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 49,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Jacob N. Cardoza,” reported the same with amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill of this House for the relief of J. N. Cardoza.

Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 82,) entitled “ An act for the relief of William B. Matthews, trustee," be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that it be committed to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No 93,) entitled " An act for the relief of Duval and Carnes," be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that it be committed to the Committec of Claims.

Mr. Polk, from the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to the “ distribution of the surplus sunds which may at any time remain in the Treasury alter the national debt shall have been paid, among the several States, in proportion to the number of their representatives, to be applied by them to objects of internal improvement,” made a report; which was read, and laid on the table.

A motion was made that two thousand additional copies of said report be. printed for the use of the members of the Housc; which motion was laid on the table till to-morrow.

Mr. White, of New York, moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That three thousand additional copies of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary, recommending the repeal of the twenty-fifth section of the judiciary act, and of the counter report of the minority of said committee, be printed for the use of this House.

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