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shield, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Adam King, James Lent, Chittenden Lyon, Rollin C. Mallary, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Ebenezer F. Norton, Walter H. Overton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, William Ramsay, James F. Randolph, Robert S. Rose, William B. Shepard, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, John W. Taylor, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, and Ebenezer Young.-108.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Henry B. Cowles, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, Jonas Earll, jr., Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Perkins King, Herry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, William P. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Robert Monell, William T. Nuckolls, John Mercer Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, James Standefer, Benjamin Swift, John Test, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Samuel F. Vinton, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.-79.

On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of constructing a pier head to the picr at Cunningham's creek, and beacon lights at the harbors constructed on lake Erie, in the State of Ohio, and into the expediency of surveying the mouth of Chagrin river, and that the reports of the Secretary of War and of the Secretary of the Treasury, referred at the last session of Congress, be again referred to the said committee.

Mr. Norton moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be instructed to transmit to this House the survey and estimate of Silver creek harbor, in the county of Chatauque, and State of New York, made and submitted to that department by Major Maurice, in the fall of 1829.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Resolved, That the files of the documents of this House, at the end of each session, be delivered by the doorkeeper, under the direction of the Clerk, to the adjutant general of the army of the United States, for the use of his bureau.

On motion of Mr. Draper, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be directed to inquire into the expediency of defining, by statute, all offences which may be punishable as contempts of the courts of the United States, and also to limit the punishment of the same.

The Speaker presented a memorial of the heirs and representatives of the house of Basmarin and Raimbaux, merchants of Bordeaux, in France, in the period of the revolutionary war, upon the subject of the claims of the said house against the United States, arising out of transactions during that war; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Foreiga Affairs.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have concurred in the amendments of this House to their bill, (No. 78,) entitled “An act making provision for the compensation of witnesses, and payment of other expenses attending the impeachment of James H. Peck.” The Senate have passed the bill of this House, (No. 515,) entitled “ An act authorizing the Secretary of State to issue a patent to John Powell;" and have also passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 100. An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois;

No. 102. An act for the relief of Brevet Major Riley, and Lieutenants Brook and Seawright;

No. 104. An act for the relief of John Gough, and other Canadian refugees;

No. 103. An act for the relief of James Hogland;

No. 105. An act for the relief of William Smith, administrator of John Taylor, deceased; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill (No. 330) for the relief of James Monroe.

A motion was made by Mr. Mercer to amend the said bill, by striking out the following words, viz:

6. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to cause to be paid to James Monroe, out of any unappropriated moneys in the Treasury, the sum of sixty-seven thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars and ninety-six cents;" and, in lieu thereof, inserting the following, viz:

That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury, under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of War, and subject to the approval of the President of the United States, be, and they are hereby, authorized to adjust and settle all the accounts and claims of James Monroe, late President of the United States, upon principles of justice and equity.

And be it further enacted, That so soon as any amount shall have been found due to the said James Monroe, it shall be paid to him out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams to amend the amendment proposed to be inserted by Mr. Mercer, by striking out from the words “officers of the Treasury," to the end thereof, and inserting the following, viz: “Be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to examine and adjust all the accounts and claims of James Monroe, late President of the United States, upon the principles of justice and equity.

And be it further enacted, That the amount of the several accounts and claims, when examined and adjusted in the manner aforesaid, together with the principle on which each item is founded, shall be reported to Congress for final decision and allowance.”

And on the question to agree to this amendment,
It passed in the affirmative,
S Yeas,

109, Nays,

81. 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 S. Archer, William Armstrong, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, James Findlay, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Cave Johnson, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Henry A. Muhlenberg, John Mercer Patton, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, Jonah Stanford, Augustine H. Shepperd, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Charles A. Wickliffe, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.—109.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, John S. Barbour, Thomas Beekman, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, · Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Timothy Childs, Nicholas D. Coleman, David Crockett, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Charles G. De Witt, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, George

Yeas,

88,

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Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch,
Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins,
Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Benjamin C. Howard, Thomas H.
Hughes, Ralph I. Ingersoll, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard
M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, Chittenden Lyon, Rollin C. Mallary,
Henry C. Martindale, William D. Martin, Lewis Maxwell, William
McCreery, George McDuffie, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George
E. Mitchell, Ebenezer F. Norton, William T. Nuckolls, Dutée J. Pearce,
Spencer Pettis, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert
$. Rose, Willian Russel, John Scott, William B. Shepard, James Shields,
Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, William Stanberry, Philander Stephens,
Henry R. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, John Taliaferro,
Phineas L. Tracy, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Wash-
ington, James M. Wayne, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard
H. Wilde, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, and Ebenezer Young.
-81.

The question was then put to agree to the amendment proposed by Mr.
Mercer, as amended on the motion of Mr. Williams,
And was decided in the negative,

Nays,

92. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Robert Allen, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, William Creighton, jr., Thomas Davenport, Warren Ř Davis, Harmar Denny, Philip Doddridge, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Dixon H. Lewis, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Daniel H. Miller, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, Samuel F. Vinton, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.-89.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William S. Archer, Benedict Arnold, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, Thomas Beekman, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Timothy Childs, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper,

William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager,
George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horate Everett, Chauncey
Forward, John Gilmore, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hemphill, James L.
Hodges, Benjamin C. Howard, Thomas H. Hughes, Ralph I. Ingersoll,
William W. Irvin, Jacob C. Isacks, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Ken-
dall, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Robert
P. Letcher, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Rollin C. Mallary, Henry
C. Martindale, William D. Martin, William McCreery, George McDuffie,
Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer
Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, James F. Randolph, John Reed,
Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, John Scott, William
B. Shepard, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, Philander Stephens, Henry
R. Storrs, James Strong, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, Phineas L.
Tracey, James Trezvant, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C.
Washington, James M. Wayne, Campbell P: White, Edward D. White,
Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F.
Wingate, and Ebenezer Young.-92.

The previous question was then moved by Mr. Haynes; when
The House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1831.

Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Ilinois, made a report, accompanied by a bill (No. 588) for the sale of the lands in the State of Illinois, reserved for the use of salt springs on the Vermillion river, in that State; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Edward Livingston, accompanied by a bill (No. 589) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of A. S. Campbell; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which the subject was referred on the 16th of December last, reported a bill (No. 590) to repeal the charges iniposed on passports and clearances; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Spencer, of New York, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 68,) entitled “ An act to alter and amend an act to set apart and dispose of certain lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive," reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the further consideration of the said bill be postponed until Wednesday, the 9th instant.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No 72,) entitled “An act for the relief of Ezekiel Canfield,” made a verbal report, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

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

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