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and, after some time spent in Committee of the Whole, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Huntington reported the said bills without amendment, except the bill (No. 74) to authorize the Territory of Florida to open a canal through the public lands between Chipola river and St. Andrew's bay, in West Florida; which bill he reported with an amendment; which amendment was read, and concurred in by the House; and it was then

Ordered, That the said bills, except that (No. 75) for the relief of Peters and Pond, be, severally, read a third time to-day.

A motion was then made by Mr. Polk, that the bill (No. 75) for the relief of Peters and Pond do lie on the table;

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative.
The question, Shall the said bill be read a third time? recurred;
And, after debate thereon,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Sutherland; and being demandby 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 main question was then put, viz: Shall the said bill be read a third time?

And passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-day.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the report of the managers appointed to conduct the conference between the two Houses on their disagreeing votes on certain amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 528) entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831;” and have resolved that the said bill do pass, with their amendments thereto modified accordingly.

The Senate have concurred in the amendment of this House to their 5th amendment to the bill (No. 549) entitled “ An act making appropriations for the military service for the year 1831;" and they recede from their third amendment to said bill.

The Senate have concurred in the amendment of this House to the bill from the Senate, (No. 145,) entitled An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties.”

I am directed to inform this House that the Senate have appointed Mr. Robinson, of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, in the place of Mr. Brown, excused. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Richardson, 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. 531. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year 1831.

No. 513. An act to extend the act entitled - An act for the further extending the powers of the Judges of the superior court of the Territory of Arkansas, under the act of the 26th day of May, 1824,” and for other purposes.

No. 652. An act making provision for a subscription to a compilation of congressional documents.

No. 407. An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for other purposes.

No. 330. An act to provide for the final settlement and adjustment of the various claims preferred by James Monroe against the United States.

No. 349. An act for the relief of Richard Smith, and William Pearse, the second, of Bristol, Rhode Island.

No. 529. An act for the relief of Daniel Jackson and Lucius M. Higgins, of Newbern, in North Carolina.

No. 336. An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States.

No. 654. An act to provide for the punishment of offences committed in cutting, destroying, or removing live oak and other timber or trees reserved for naval purposes.

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

No. 602. An act for the relief of Clarissa B. Harrison.
No. 560. An act making appropriations for the Indian Department for the

year 1831. :

No. 520. An act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places.

No. 645. An act to carry into effect certain Indian treaties.
No. 620. An act declaratory of the law concerning contempts of court.
No. 138. An act to repeal the act to establish the district of Blakely.

No. 40. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Peter Ce lestino Walker and John Peter Walker, deceased, and of Joseph Walker, of the State of Mississippi.

No. 165. An act declaratory of the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio hereinafter recited.

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

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.

Resolution directing the Secretary of State to subscribe for seventy copies of Peters's condensed reports of decisions of the Supreme Court.

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. 584. An act making appropriations for carrying on certain roads and works of internal improvement, and providing for surveys;

No. 376. An act to regulate the foreign and coasting trage on the northern and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes; with amendments to each; in which amendments I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have, also, passed the bill of this House, (No. 566,) entitled “An act making additional appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors, and removing obstructions in the mouths of certain rivers."

The Senate have concurred in the amendment of this House to the bill (No. 9) entitled “ An act to establish ports of delivery at Port Pontchartrain and Delaware City.” And then he withdrew.

Bills from the Senate, of the following titles, viz:

No. 74. An act to authorize the Territory of Florida to open a canal through the public lands between Chipola river and St. Andrew's bay, in West Florida, with an amendment;

No. 137. An act to create the office of surveyor of the public lands for the State of Louisiana, with an amendment;

No. 73. An act for the relief of Hugh Barnes;

No. 70. An act for the relief of certain holders of certificates issued in lieu of lands injured by earthquakes in Missouri, with an amendment;

No. 144. An act confirming the claim of John B. Toulmin to a lot in the city of Mobile;

No. 158. An act to authorize the executor of Stephen Tippett to locate a tract of land in the State of Louisiana;

No. 8. An act for the relief of Lucien Harper;
No. 119. An act for the relief of James Belger;
No. 117. Au act for the relief of William Delzell, of Ohio;
No. 160. An act for the relief of Peter Cleer, of Maryland;

No. 152. An act confirming the selections heretofore made of lands for the construction of the Michigan road in the State of Indiana;

No. 128. An act to extend the patent of John Adamson for a further period of fourteen years;

No. 30. An act for the relief of Samuel Nowell; No. 20. An act for the relief of Ebenezer Rollins; No. 84. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel McIntire, deceased;

No. 42. An act for the relief of Jonathan Crocker;

No. 2. An act to provide for the further compensation of the marshal of the district of Rhode Island;

No. 19. An act for the relief of Joseph E. Sprague;

No. 32. An act to rectify the mistake in the name of William Tumey, an invalid pensioner;

No. 11. An act for the relief of George Johnston;
No. 27. An act for the relief of Henry Becker;
No. 76. An act for the relief of John Daly, late of Canada;
No. 49. An act for the relief of Jacob N. Cardozo;
No. 116. An act for the relief of Nathaniel Cheever and others;
No. 3. An act for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier;

No. 26. An act to authorize the State of Illinois to surrender a township of land granted to said State for a seminary of learning, and to locate other land in lieu thereof; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 75,) entitled “An act for the relief of Peters and Pond," was read the third time;

And after debate thereon,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Storrs, of New York; 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 main question was then put, viz: Shall the bill pass?
And passed in the affirmative, {Nay's

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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, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, James Buchanan, 'I'ristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Richard M. Cooper, llenry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benja. min W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Harmar Denny, Joseph' Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Ed. ward Everett, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, Perkins King, Chittenden Lyon, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, Henry R. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swist, John W. Tay. lor, John Test, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George c. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whiitlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.-77.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, John S. Barbour, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Jonas Earll, jr., James Findlay, Joseph Fry, William F. Gordon, Jehiel H. Halsey, Henry Hubbard, Peter Ihrie, jr., Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Thomas Maxwell, George McDufie, Rufus McIntire, Henry A Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Jan.es Standefer, John B. Sterigere, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, James M. Waync, Charles A. Wicklifte, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.-60.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the report of the managers appointed to conduct the conference between the two Houses on the disagluing votes on the subject matter of certain amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 528) entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831:” whereupon, it was

Resolved, That this House do agree to the amendments of the Senate as modified by the said report, and that the said bill do pass accordingly.

And so the said bill wus finally passed by both Houses.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 584) entitled " An act making appropriations for carrying on certain roads and works of internal improvement, and providing for surveys,” were read, and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 145. An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties;

No. 9. An act to establish ports of delivery at Port Pontchartain and Delaware City, and for other purposes;

No. 566. An act making additional appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors, and removing obstructions in the mouths of certain rivers;

No. 516. An act to ascertain and mark the line between the State of Alabama and the Territory of Florida, and the northern boundary of the State of Illinois, and for other purposes;

No. 528. An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831;

No. 539. An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties;

No. 2. An act to provide for the further compensation of the Marshal of the discrict of Rhode Island;

No. 3. An act for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier;
No. 8. An act for the relief of Lucien Harper;
No. 11. An act for the relief of George Johnston;
No. 19. An act for the relief of Joseph E. Sprague;
No. 20. An act for the relief of Ebenezer Rollins;
No. 27. An act for the relief of Henry Becker;

No. 30. An aet for the relief of Samuel Nowell; and found the same to be truly enrolled: when

The Speaker signed the said bills.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, That the 17th joint rule of the two Houses, which declares that

No bill or resolution that shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United Slates for his approbation on the last day of the session,be suspended.

The said resolution being read,

The Speaker decided, that, under the 17th rule of the House, it was not in order for the Committee for Enrolled Bills to make report at this period of the day of any matter, except the examination and presentation of bills.

Mr. Sutherland appealed from the decision of the Chair, on the ground that, by the 105th rule of the House, it is declared that “It shall be in order for the Committee for Enrolled Bills to report at any time.

And on the question, Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House?

It passed in the affirmative.

The amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 376) entitled, “ An act to regulate the foreign and coasting trade on the northern and north western frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes,” were read, and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

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