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On motion of Mr. White, of Louisiana, Ordered, That the further consideration of the said resolution be postponed until Wednesday, the 2d of February next.

On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour, · Resolved, That a committee be appointed, whose duty it shall be to consider all matters referred to them touching the public buildings and grounds, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; and

Mr. Barbour, of Virginia, Mr. Everett, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Martin, Mr. King, of Pennsylvania, Mr. Haynes, and Mr. Bates, were appointed a com. mittee pursuant to the said resolution.

The resolution moved by Mr. Drayton on the 21st instant, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolutions moved by Mr. Hodges on the 21st instant, and laid on the table, were read, considered, modified, and agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to inform this House what measures have been taken by the Executive in relation to the capture, on the 4th of July, 1829, of the ship Galatea, late of the port of New Bedford, by a Portuguese naval squadron, then blockading the island of Terceira;.and, also, in relation to the imprisonment and robbery of the crew of said ship, and to the capture of other American vessels under the same order of blockade.

Resolved, That the President be requested to lay before this House any correspondence that may have been had touching this matter, within the knowledge or possession of the President, not incompatible with the public interest.

The resolution moved by Mr. Biddle on the 22d instant, and laid on the table, was read, and again laid on the table.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of this House of the following titles, viz:

No. 145. An act to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyrights.

No. 535. An act to amend the act for taking the fifth census; with amendments to the last mentioned bill; in which amendments I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The resolution moved by Mr. Potter on the 22d instant, for rescinding the rule of the House which limits the presentation of petitions, resolutions, and reports to one hour in each day, was read, considered, and debated until the arrival of the hour of 12 o'clock; when

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. peachment 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 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, the 31st instant.

And then the House adjourned until Monday next, 11 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1831. Mr. Anderson presented a petition of inhabitants of Portland, in the State of Maine. praying that an appropriation may be made for the construction of a sea wall for the protection of the harbor of that place.

Mr. Reed presented a petition of merchants, manufacturers, and others, inhabitants of Wareham, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that a drawhack may be allowed on the exportation of nails made of imported iron, equal to the duty paid on the importation of the iron.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of David S. Lyon and Melancton S. Swartwout, deputy collectors of the port and district of New York, praying for an increase of their compensation.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a representation and memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of New York, praying that provision may be made for the erection of a new and more commodious custom-house in that city.

Mr. Sutherland presented a memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Philadelphia, in support of the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, presented to this House on the 13th instant, upon the subject of the differences in the duties on tonnage on American and Spanish vessels, and the high duties imposed by the Government of Portugal on American rice.

Mr. Mitchell presented a petition of masters of vessels engaged in the transportation of merchandise and passengers, and in trading between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, through Back creek, praying that an appropriation may be made for the improvement of the navigation of said creek.

Mr. Mitcheli presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, requesting Congress to make an appropriation for removing a sand bar or shoal at or near the mouth of Severn river, which obstructs

the entrance of large vessels into the harbor of Annapolis. Ordered, That the said petitions and memorials be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Wingate presented a petition of Simeon Tyler, of the State of Maine.

Mr. Reed presented a petition of Lemuel Tobey, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Powers presented a petition of Valentine Smith, of the State of New York;

Mr. Eager presented a petition of Nathaniel Dickerson, of the State of New York;

Mr. Swan presented a petition of Benjamin Price, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Martha Kelly, widow of Michael Kelly, who was killed in the military service of the United States;

Mr. Lewis Maxwell presented a petition of Jesse Cunningham, of the State of Virginia;

Mr. Gaither presented a petition of Zachariah Sanders, of the State of Kentucky;

Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, presented a petition of John Ackerman, of the State of Ohio:

Mr. Test presented a petition of John Crandon, of the State of Indiana;

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of Samuel Patton, of the State of Kentucky;

praying, respectively, that their names may be placed on the pension roll of the United States.

Mr. Cahoon presented a petition of Adin Bartlett, of the State of Vermont, praying that his pension may be increased.

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

Petitions of the undermentioned persons, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz:

By Mr. Cahoon, the petition of Judith Thomas, presented February 19, 1827.

By Mr. De Witt, the petition of Jonathan Brown, presented April 2, 1830.

By Mr. Swan, the petition of Andrew Butterfoss, presented February 22, 1830.

By Mr. Test, the petition of Isaac Way, presented March 2, 1830.

Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Salem, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that measures may be adopted to produce a more extensive issue of American coins, and their distribution throughout the country.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a memorial of merchants, manufacturers, and other inhabitants of the city of New York, praying that a drawback may be allowed on the exportation of nails made of imported iron, equal to the duty paid on the importation of the iron.

Mr. Howard presented a petition of Henry Mankin, of the State of Maryland, praying to be allowed further time to make payment of a judgment obtained against him at the suit of the United States.

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

Mr. Hubbard presented a memorial of inhabitants of the State of New Hampshire, clainants under the late convention between the United States and Denmark, concluded at Copenhagen on the 28th March, 1830, a copy of the memorial of sundry other claimants under the same convention, residing in Portland, in the State of Maine, presented on the 24th of the present month.

Mr. Edward Everett presented a similar memorial of other claimants under the same convention, residing in the city of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts.

The Speaker presented a letter from Joseph Watson, of the city of Washington, suggesting the propriety of making application to the Governments of France and Spain for permission to examine and transcribe documents and papers connected with the early history of this country.

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

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of merchants and other inhabitants of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, praying that a drawback may be allowed on the exportation of nails made of imported iron, equal to the duty paid on the importation of the iron, which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Storrs, of New York, presented a memorial of officers of the militia of the State of New York, a copy of that presented by Mr. Maxwell, oi New York, on the 24th instant; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Militia.

Mr. Coulter presented a memorial of manufacturers of salt in the western part of the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the duty on salt may be again increased to twenty-five cents per bushel; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Bartley presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, praying that John Chapman may be permitted to plant nurseries of fruit trees on public lands, and that he may have the privilege to occupy land so planted, and to pay for the same at any time during his life; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Gurley presented a petition of Thomas G. Davidson, Register, and Alexander G. Penn, Receiver of public moneys at the St. Helena land office, in the State of Louisiana, praying for an increase of their salary, respectively.

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

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

Mr. Pettis presented a petition of Joseph Bogy, of the State of Louisiana, praying to be paid for provisions furnished a detachment of troops of the United States in the year 1819; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Storrs presented a petition of the persons appointed by the Marshal of the State of New York as his assistants in taking the fifth census of the city and county of New York, praying to be allowed additional compensation for their services; which petition was laid on the table.

Mr. Forward presented a copy of certain proceedings of inhabitants of the county of Somerset, in the State of Pennsylvania, upon the subject of the repair of the Cumberland road in that State; which proceedings were referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road.

Mr. Loyall presented a petition of Miles King, late navy agent of the United States at Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, stating that his accounts have not been closed at the Navy Department, that a balance is claimed of him by the accounting officer, and that he claims a balance due to him from the Government; and praying to be permitted to institute a suit against the United States, that the matter may be adjusted according to law.

Mr. Carson presented a petition of Christopher Bechtler, a foreigner by birth, but recently emigrated to the United States, and now residing in the State of North Carolina, praying that letters patent may be granted him for invention of two new and useful machines for the purpose of washing gold ores, without requiring the two years' residence as is by law now required.

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

Mr. Richardson, presented a petition of Stanley Carter, of the State of Massachusetts, setting forth that he is the inventor of a new method of making guide boards and signs for offices, and praying that his right to said invention may be purchased for the benefit of the Post Office Department.

Mr. Horace Everett presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Vermont;

Mr. Šill presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Warren, in the State of Pennsylyania;

Mr. Bartley presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Huron in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Quincy, in the county of Adams, in the State of Illinois;

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Hancock, in the State of Illinois; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein mentioned and described.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Allen presented a petition of Richard Poole, of the State of Virginia, praying payment for his services as a member of the corps of Petersburg volunteers in the late war with Great Britain, for expenses incurred in curing disease contracted in service, and for pay as a captain in the army of the United States at a subsequent period of said war.

Mr. Crockett presented a petition of three citizens of the Cherokee nation of Indians, by W. S. Coodey, their agent, stating, that, by treaties concluded between the United States and said Cherokee nation in the years 1817 and 1819, the petitioners became entitled each to a reservation of 640 acres of land, that they were forcibly dispossessed of said land by white men, that they sued out writs of ejectment, but from poverty were unable to prosecute said writs, and that judgments have gone against them by default; and praying indemnity for their losses from the Government of the United States.

Mr. Crane presented a petition of Timothy Green, of the State of Ohio, praying payment for three hundred and twelve head of hogs, taken from him for the use of soldiers of the United States in the year 1815.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Haynes Crabtree, of the State of Alabama, praying to be paid for a wagon and team taken from him in the year 1818 or 1819, by a military officer, for the use of a detachment of troops of the United States..

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

Mr. Vance presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the county of Clark, in the State of Ohio, against making the towns of Dayton and Eaton points in the Cumberland road now constructing through that State.

Mr. Boon presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying that an island in the river Wabash, called “ Arthur's island,” may be granted to said State, with authority to appropriate the same in such manner as will tend in the best manner to improve the navigation of the Wabash river.

Ordered, That the said remonstrance and memorial be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying aid from the General Government, in constructing a road from the town of America to the town of Vandalia; as, also, for the repair of certain other roads in said State; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of Henry H. Hendschey, presented December 18, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying that a land office for the sale of public lands may be

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