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nings, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Isaac Pierson, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H, Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, James Standefer, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samu. el Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James l'rezvant, Starling. Tucker, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.---100.

And so the said bill was again rejected.

The House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Drayton reported that the committee had, according to order, had the State of the Union generally under consideration, particularly the bill (No. 523) to provide for the adjustment of claims of persons entitled to indeninification under the convention between the United States and his Majesty the King of Denmark, of the 28th March, 1830, and for the distribution

among such claimants of the sums to be paid by the Danish Government to that of the United States, according to the stipulations of such convention, which bill he was directed to report to the House with amendments; which amendments were subsequently read, and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time fo-morrow,

Ordered, That the bill (No. 624) respecting the city of Detroit, be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 561. An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act sor quieting possessions, enrolling conveyances, and securing the estates of purchasers;

No. 517. An act to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a Jateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, into and within the District of Columbia;

No. 615. An act to revive and amend an act entitled “ An act to incorporate a company for making a certain turnpike road in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia;"

No. 617. An act for the relief of Christopher Bechtler;

No. 616. Ao act for the relief of Abraham Forbes; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

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

The amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 343) entitled “An act making appropriations for the completion and support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia,' were read, and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:
No. 107. An act for the relief of Thomas Porter, of Indiana;

No. 112. An act to provide for the removal of certain Indians from the State of Missouri;

No. 113. An act to authorize the appointment of a subagent to the Winnebago Indians on Rock river;

No. 114. An act for the relief of Abner Slade;

No. 125. An act granting a quantity of land to the Territory of Arkansas, for the erection of a public building at the seat of Government of said Territory; were, severally, read the first and second time, and referred

No. 107.
No. 114.

}To the Committee on Military Pensions; ; No. 112.

To the Committee on Indian Afairs; No. 113. S

No. 125. To the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill of this House (No. 158) granting a quantity of land to the Territory of Arkansas, for the erection of a public building at the seat of Government of said Territory.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 43,) entitled “An act supplementary to an act, passed on the 31st of March, 1830, entitled • An act 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.'»

On motion of Mr. Vance, the said bill was amended;

And a motion was made by Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, further to amend the said bill, by striking out the second section: when a motion having been made to adjourn, when

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:

1. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement exhibiting the amount of duties and drawbacks on the several articles imported into the United States, and re-exported therefrom, during the years 1827, 1928, and 1829; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

II. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a statement of the appropriations for the naval service of the United States for the year 1830, with a report upon the subject from the Second Comptroller of the Treasury; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

III. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting copies of all such accounts as have been settled in the office of the Second Auditor of the Treasury, and rendered for settlement by persons charged with the disbursement or application of money, goods, or effects, for the benefit of the Indians, from September 1, 1829, to September 1, 1830; also, a statement containing a list of the names of all persons to whom money, goods, or effects have been delivered within the same period, specifying the amount and object for which they were intended; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

IV. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting sundry reports in oben dience to the order of the House of the 7th instant, requiring him to furAish the House with the several original reports or statements, or copies thereof, received by him, or transmitted to the Major General, relating to a resolution of the House at its last session, directing the Secretary of War to report whether any reduction in the number of officers in the army of the United States can be made without injury to the public service; which letter was read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

V. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report in relation to the manner in which annuities due the Cherokee nation of Indians are paid; prepared in obedience to the order of the House of the 7th instant; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

VI. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a communication from: the commanding General of the army, accompanied by a petition from the officers at Fort Delaware, praying to be remunerated for losses of property sustained by them at the late fire at that fort; which letter was read, and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

And then the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1831. Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which the subject was referred on the 14th instant, reported a bill (No. 631)

to enablethe Secretary of War to release the title of the United States to Fort Gansevoort, in the harbor of New York; which 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, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 76,) entitled “ An act for the relief of John Daly, late of Canada,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the WholeHouse to which is committed the bill from the Senate, (No. 3,) entitled “An aet for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier.”

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Nancy B. Hickman, accompanied by a bill (No. 632) for the relief of the legal representative of William Hull; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, to-morrow.

Mr. Dorsey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred i so much of the President's message as relates to the Navy, made a report on so much thereof as recommends an increase of the pay of the Navy, accompanied by a bill (No. 633) increasing the pay of captains and masters commandant in the Navy of the United States, and for other purposes; 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. McIntire, from the Committee of Claims, to which was recommit: ted the report of the said committee, made on the 2d instant, on the memorial of Martha Baily and others, for the purpose of correcting certain errors therein, made a corrected report; which was laid on the table.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was refer-" red the petition of James McDowall, reported a bill (No. 634) for the relief of certain importers of foreign merchandise; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Sterigere, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of Charles Everard, Nicholas Girod, and Jane Percy, and that they be 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 Lyman Hall, and that it lie on! the table,

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

Resolved, that this House will on Friday next, proceed to consider and disposc of such bills, in the order in which they stand on the calendar, as relate exclusively to territorial matters.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which is committed the bill (No. 376) to regulate the foreign and coasting trade on the northern and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Commerce.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. White, of New York, for the printing of six thousand additional copies of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the expediency of repealing the 25th section of the act to establish the judicial courts of the United States;

And after further debate thereon, the hour allotted by the rules for the consideration of reports and motions expired.

'The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 439) granting pensions to certain persons therein named; and the said bill having been amended, it was ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

The House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Letcher reported that the committee had, according to. order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, particularly the bill (No. 567) supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution; which bill he was directed to, report to the House with sundry amendments. The said amendments were then concurred in by the House: when A motion being made by Mr. McCreery further to amend said bill,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Doddridge; 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: Shal! the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time? SYeas,

126, And passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William G. Angel, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Ratliff Boon, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbe}], Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Croekett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Edward B. Dudley,

Joseph Duncan, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, George Grennell, jr., Jehiel H. Halsey, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Ken. dall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Richard Spencer, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Starling Tucker, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-126.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William Armstrong, Robert W, Barnwell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, William F. Gordon, Charles E. Haynes, Benjamin C. Howard, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, George McDuffie, William T. Nuckolls, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, James Standefer, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, James M. Wayne, and Charles A. Wickliffe.-43.

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

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on bills of the following titles:

No. 362. A bill for the relief of William Gallop;
No. 327. A bill for the relief of James Soyers;

No. 390. A bill for the relief of John Kairne, John Waggoner, James
Spann, and A bijah Ring;
No. 451. A bill for the relief of John Boone;

No. 454. A bill for the relief of certain revolutionary and invalid soldiers therein mentioned:

No. 452. A bill for the benefit of Bartholomew Delapierre;
No. 453. A bill for the benefit of John Berryhill;
No. 468. A bill for the relief of David Kennard;
No. 478. A bill granting pensions to Lester Morris and others;
No. 491. A bill granting pensions to Jared Cone, Hezekiah Hines, and
William Kinney;

No. 490. A bill granting pensions to certain revolutionary soldiers;
No. 489. A bill granting pensions to Elisha James and Nathaniel Standish;

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