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No. 590. An act to repeal the charges imposed on passports and clearances;

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the case of Archibald Jackson, accompanied by a bill (No. 623) authorizing the Secretary of War to issue a warrant to Archibald Jackson for the bounty land due to James Gammons, a soldier of the late war; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Bever; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Strong, from the Committee on the Territories, to which was referred the memorial of inhabitants of the city of Detroit, in the Territory of Michigan, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (No. 624) respecting the city of Detroit; which bill was read the first and second time. And then the House adjourned until Monday next.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1831. Mr. Harvey presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of New Hampshire, praying that the circuit and district courts of the United States for the district of New Hampshire, which are now holden at Exeter, may be hereafter held at Concord.

Mr. Noyes Barber presented a petition of Champlin Lester, of the State of Connecticut, jailor of the county of New London, in said State, praying to be paid for the support and maintenance of prisoners committed to his jail at the suit of the United States.

Mr. Cainbreleng presented a petition of Henry Barbey, of the city of New York, a native of Switzerland, in Europe, stating that he arrived in this country in the year 1823, with the intention of becoming a citizen of the United States, but from inadvertence failed to adopt the necessary measures; and praying that an act may be passed for his naturalization.

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

Mr. Hammons presented a petition of John Bachelder, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Varnum presented a petition of Jabez Farley, a petition of James Patch, a petition of John Brett, a petition of Jeremiah Blanchard, and

petition of John Baisdell, all of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Bates presented a petition of James Otis, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Hunt presented a petition of Charles Church, of the State of Vermont;

Mr. Halsey presented a petition of Israel Beach, a petition of Isaac Morse, a petition of Elihu Morse, a petition of Abraham Garrison, and a petition of Hugh Howell, all of the State of New York;

Mr. Condict presented a petition of Jarrett Stilwell, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Cooper presented a petition of Thomas Brooks, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Thomas Irwin presented a petition of Richard Burrows, of the State of Pennsylvania; praying, respectively, that their names may be placed on the pension list of the United States.

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

On motion of Mr. Martindale, Ordered, That the petition of Benjamin Griffin, presented March 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Sutherland, Ordered, That the petition of Frederick Burkart, presented March 3d, 1328, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Dudley presented a petition of Samuel Mabson, of the State of South Carolina;

Mr. Gaither presented a petition of Martin Durham, of the State of Kentucky;

Mr. Polk presented a petition of Isaac N. Hobson, of the State of Tennessee;

Mr. Findlay presented a petition of Ebenezer R. Hawley, of the State of Ohio;

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

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

Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of inhabitants of Gloucester, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that certain piers and buoys in Annisquam harbor, may be rebuilt and replaced.

Mr. Everett, of Vermont, presented a memorial of a convention of delegates from various towns in the States of New Hampshire and Vermont, praying that provision may be made for improving the navigation of Connecticut river.

Mr. Jennings presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Indiana, praying that provision may be made for improving the northwestern channel around the falls of the Ohio river.

Mr. Jennings presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying that provision may be made to render the Ohio river navigable at all seasons of the year, from Pittsburg to its mouth.

Mr. Hodges presented a petition of merchants, manufacturers, and other inhabitants of New Bedford, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that a drawback may be allowed on the exportation of nails made from imported iron, equal to the duty imposed on the iron.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Com

merce.

Mr. Crowninshield presented a memorial of sundry claimants residing in Salem, Massachusetts. under the convention between the United States and Denmark, signed at Copenhagen on the 28th of March, 1330, upon the subject of adding to the amount to be paid to citizens of the United States under said convention the amount due to the claimants of the Danish brigantine Henrick; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Kent, in the county of Litchfield, in the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Thomas Irwin presented a petition of inhabitants of the States of Pennsylvania and Virginia;

Mr. Dudley presented a petition of inhabitants residing near Beatty's Bridge, in Hanover county, North Carolina;

Mr. Biddie presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Washington, in the county of Macomb, in the Territory of Michigan;

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Shelby, in the county of Macomb, in the Territory of Michigan;

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Ray, in the county of Macomb, in the Territory of Michigan;

Mr. Sterigere presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Montgomery, in the Sate of Pennsylvania; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein described.

Mr. Draper presented a petition of Augustus Oury, of the State of Virginia, postmaster at Abingdon, in that State, praying to be allowed additional compensation.

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

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented memorials of inhabitants of the town of Plainfield, in the county of Sullivan, in the State of New Hampshire; of inhabitants of the town of Marlborough, in the county of Middlesex, in the State of Massachusetts; of inhabitants of the town of Stoneham, in the county of Middlesex, in the State of Massachusetts; of inhabitants of the town of Cambridge, in the State of Massachusetts; also, a memorial of the Prudential Committee of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, praying that the Indian tribes may be protected by the Government of the United States; which memorials were, severally, laid on the table.

Mr. Campbell P. White presented a memorial of inhabitants of the city of New York, praying that slavery in the District of Columbia may be abolished; which memorial was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of Gabriel Garresché, of the city of Philadelphia, merchant, praying that a certain amount of duties which he has paid under the provisions of the tariff of duties adopted in the year 1828, may be refunded, having ordered the goods long previous to the adoption of said tariff, and the timely arrival of which was prevented by adverse winds.

Mr. Edward D. White presented a similar memorial from certain merchants residing in the city of New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana;

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

Mr. Halsey presented a petition of Hugh Howell, of the State of New York, praying to be paid for property taken from him for the use of the army of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Polk presented a petition of John Smith, of the State of Mississippi, praying to be paid for a horse lost in the military service of the United States, in the year 1814.

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

Mr. Sutherland presented a petition of Garsed, Raines, and Company, manufacturers of twines, shoe thread, yarns for hair seating, boot webbing patent floor cloths, carpets, &c. &c., all from flax, praying that the duties on such articles as they manufacture may be increased, or that the duty on flax may be reduced.

Mr. Sutherland presented a memorial of Henry Elwell, of the city of Philadelphia, against a reduction of the duty on imported iron.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial be referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

On motion of Mr. Standefer, Ordered, That the petition of John McClennahan, presented January 30, 1826, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Shields presented a petition of William Buck, of the State of Ohio, praying compensation for services rendered in the war of the revolution; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Edward D. White presented a memorial of the trustees of the congregation of the Roman Catholic church of St. John the Baptist, in the parish of St. John the Baptist, in the State of Louisiana, stating that the tract of land on which the buildings of said church are erected was granted to the congregation by the Spanish Government in 1790; that said title has been recently discovered to be defective; and that the congregation have been compelled to purchase the said land from the United States; and praying that the purchase money may be returned to the said congregation.

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

Mr. Duncan presented a resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, requesting that an additional quantity of twenty thousand acres of land may be granted for the use of the saline in Galiatin county; and that the said Legislature may then be authorized to make an absolute sale of the

same.

Mr. Sevier presented a petition of David McClellan, of the Territory of Arkansas, praying permission to locate his claim to land in the manner specified in his petition.

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

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that provision may be made for the repair and preservation of the Cumberland road between Cumberland and Wheeling; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 292) for the repair and preservation of said road.

Mr. Overton presented a petition of Benjamin Bullitt, of the State of Louisiana, praying that his title to a certain tract of land therein described may be confirmed; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Jennings presented a joint resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, relative to an appropriation of public land for the purpose of aiding said State in the improvement of the State road from Madison to Indianapolis; which resolution was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

The Speaker presented a petition of John Livingston, of the State of New York, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committec on Military Pensions.

The Speaker presented a memorial of Gales and Seaton, printers in the city of Washington, praying for the patronage of the Government in the publication of a compilation of executive documents and legislative reports of Congress; which memorial was committed to the Committee of the whole House to which is committed the resolution authorizing a subscription to a stereotype edition of the laws of the United States, proposed to be published by Duff Green.

The Speaker presented a remonstrance and memorial of the representatives of the Creek nation of Indians, now in the city of Washington, complaining of the wrongs the said nation have received at the hands of white people; of the extension of the laws of the State of Alabama over said nation; and of the means resorted to to compel their removal to the west of the river Mississippi; and praying the protection of the Government of the United States, and the faithful observance of the treaties subsisting between said nation and the United States; also, that certain claims which said nation have against citizens of the United States may be placed in proper train of adjustment, which can only be done by legislative enactments.

The Speaker presented another memorial of the representatives of the Creek nation of Indians, now in the city of Washington, renewing the application and representations made to Congress some years ago by their agent, Colonel John Crowell, in relation to the disposal of the unexpended residuum of so much of the purchase money of their lands which was set apart to meet the liquidation of the claims of citizens of Georgia under the treaty at the Indian Springs, of the 8th January, 1821, and the agreement between the commissioners of Georgia and the chiefs of said nation; and praying that the said residuum may now be paid to said nation.

Ordered, that the said remonstrance and memorials be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Dorsey presented a petition of Edward Pye, of the State of Maryland, praying that certain moneys paid by him to the United States, as surety of a certain Alexander Sangster, late a deputy postmaster, may be refunded to him, for reasons set forth in the petition; which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. William W. Irvin presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Perry, Franklin, and Fairfield, in the State of Ohio, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 420) to establish certain post routes, and to discontinue others.

Memorials praying Congress to repeal the act, passed at the last session of Congress, for an exchange of lands with certain Indian tribes, and for their removal and permanent settlement west of the Mississippi; also, that the Indians may be protected in the enjoyment of their lands, and in all the rights and privileges secured to them by treaties between the United States and the said Indians, were presented as follows:

By Mr. Dwight, of inhabitants of the town of Suffield, in the county of Berkshire, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Dwight, of other inhabitants of the county of Berkshire, in the State of Massachusetts, adopted at a county convention held at the town of Lenox, in said county.

By Mr. Horace Everett, of inhabitants of the county of Windsor, in the State of Vermont; of inhabitants of the town of Weathersfield, in said State.

By Mr. Grennell, of inhabitants, male and female, of the town of Haw. ley, in the county of Franklin, of the town of Hadley, in the county of Hampshire, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Richardson, of inhabitants of the towns of Kingston and Plympton, in the county of Plymouth.

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