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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1831. A call of the House being ordered, the roll was called over by the Clerk, and the following named members answered to their names, viz:

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Richard M. Cooper, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Thomas Davenport, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Jabez W. Huntington, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, 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, Henry C. Martindale, William McCreery, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Walter H. Overton, John M Patton, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Sam uel F. Vinton, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yan cey.-120.

Further proceedings in the call were then dispensed with.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 520) allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cin cinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places: when it was

Ordered, that the further consideration of the said bill be postponed un til Wednesday next.

Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made an unfavora ble report on the memorial of certain citizens of the State of Missouri, engaged in trade with the provinces of New Mexico; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the case of the legal representatives of Antoine Bonnabel, accompanied by a bill (No. 641) for their relief; which bill was read the first and so cond time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next.

A motion was made by Mr. Buchanan that the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which is committed the bill (No. 620) declaratory of the law concerning contempts of courts, be discharged from the further consideration thereof; and pending this motion, the hour allotted by the rules for the consideration of reports and motions expired.

Engrossed bills, of the following titles, viz: No. 531. An act making appropriations for the naval service of the United States for the year 1831;

No. 539. An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year 1831;

No. 545. An act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States during the year 1831;

No. 638. An act to adjust the Fourth Auditor's books; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

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

An engrossed bill (No. 566) entitled “ An act making additional appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors, and removing obstructions in the mouths of certain rivers," was read the third time; and the question was stated, Shall the bill pass?

And after debate thereon, The previous question was moved by Mr. Whittlesey; 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 bill pass?

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Elias Brown, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B, Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph 1. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery,

And passed in the affirmative, {Nays

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George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mereer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Dutee ). Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, Michael C.Sprigg, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Traey, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wiekliffe, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-136.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, John Blair, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, William Drayfon, Jonas Earll, jr., Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Jonathan Jennings, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, William McCoy, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, John Roane, John Scott, James Standefer, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, James M. Wayne, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, and Lewis Williams.-58.

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

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary; which was read, and is as follows:

WASHINGTON, February 19, 1831. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

I present for the consideration of Congress a report from the Secretary of War, relative to a compromise of title of the island on which fort Delaware has been constructed.

ANDREW JACKSON.

Ordered, That said message be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the First Comptroller of the Treasury, transmitting

First. A list of balances on the books of the revenue, which have remained unsettled by Collectors of the customs and others, or appear to have been due more than three years prior to 30th September, 1830;

Second. A similar list in relation to Receivers of public moneys for land The Speaker laid before the House a letter from William A. Davis, printer, in the city of Washington, containing proposals for furnishing the United States with five hundred or with one thousand copies of complete sets of the laws of the United States; which letter was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the joint resolution authorizing a subscription to a stereotype edition of the laws of the United States, proposed to be published by Duff Green.

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Third and fourth. Similar lists in relation to collectors of internal revenue and direct taxes; which letter and lists were laid on the table.

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee for 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. 79. An act for the relief of William Burris, of Mississippi.

No. 68. An act to alter and amend “ An act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive;"

No. 142. An act respecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts.

No. 210. An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes.

No. 481. An act to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 564) to alter the bridge and draw over the Potomac river, in the District of Columbia: when it was

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time on Monday next.

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

No. 267. A bill for the relief of James McCarty;

No. 268. A bill authorizing the Fourth Auditor to examine into and report upon certain claims of Gates Hoit against the United States;

No. 269. A bill for the relief of Edward Lee; No. 277. A bill for the relief of Stephen Hook; No. 283. A bill for the relief of Captain Thomas Payne; No. 284. A bill providing for the relief of Matthew Flournoy and R. J. Ward, of the State of Mississippi;

No. 286. A bill for the relief of William T. Carroll, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States;

No. 425. A bill for the relief of the representatives of Anthony Foreman; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be engrossed, and severally read a third time on Monday next.

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

No. 288. A bill for the relief of Samuel Watson and George Hoppas;
No. 289. A bill for the relief of the widow and heirs of Joseph Hulse;
No. 291. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Nicholas Hart, deceased;
No. 295. A bill for the relief of Edmund Brooke;
No. 298. A bill for the relief of the citizens of Shawneetown;

No. 300. A bill to remit the duties upon certain articles imported for the use of the theological seminary and Kenyon college, in Obio;

No. 302. A bill for the relief of Eleanor Courts, widow of Richard Henley Courts, deceased;

No. 396. A bill for the relief of Benedict Joseph Flaget; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wilde reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be engrossed, and severally read a third time on Monday next.

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

No. 303. A bill for the relief of Timothy Risley;,
No. 306. A bill for the relief of John Bruce, administrator of Philip

strator Bush;

No. 307. A bill for the relief of Peter Bargy, jr., Stephen Norton, and Hiram Wolverton;

No. 308. A bill for the relief of William D. King, James Daviess, and Garland Lincicum;

No. 309. A bill for the relief of the sureties of George Brown, deceased, late Collector of internal duties;

No. 310. A bill for the relief of the personal representatives of Colonel John Laurens;

No. 312. A bill for the relief of James Gibbon;

No. 522. A bill for the relief of the sureties of Amos Edwards; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Miller reported the said bills without amendment.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills and a resolution of the following titles, viz:

No. 33. An act to authorize the inhabitants of the State of Louisiana to enter the back lands;

No. 137. An act to create the office of Surveyor of the public lands for the State of Louisiana;

Resolution in relation to certain evidences to be admitted by the several Executive Departments in the adjudication of all claims under any act of Congress of the United States; in which bills and resolution I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

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

No. 314. A bill for the relief of John F. Girod;
No. 316. A bill for the relief of John Fruge;

No. 318. A bill for the relief of Antoine Dequindre, Richard Smyth, and others;

No. 319. A bill for the relief of Eliakim Crosby;

No. 322. A bill for the relief of John Heard, jr., surviving assignee of Amasa Davis, jr.;

No. 323. A bill for the relief of the heirs and representatives of John Campbell;

No. 328. A bill for the relief of Richard G. Morris;
No. 333. A bill for the relief of John Knight;
No. 337. A bill for the relief of Robert A. Forsyth;

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