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On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the propriety of repealing or amending so much of the act of Congress, passed May 30, 1830, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental army, during the revolutionary war," as limits the number of acres of land therein allotted to the said officers and soldiers.
Mr. Barringer moved the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to report a bill reducing the duty on bar iron made by hammering to the amount of duty imposed by the law of 1816; also, to reduce the duty on cotton. bagging to two cents per square yard; also, to reduce the duty on coarse woollen goods costing less than fifty cents per square yard at the place whence imported, to an ad valorem duty of twenty-five per centum; also, to reduce the duty on coarse wool costing less than ten cents per pound at the place whence imported, to an ad valorem duty of twenty per cent; also, to reduce the duty on brown sugar to two cents per pound.
The said resolution being read,
114. 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 S. Archer, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, John Broadhead, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, 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 Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hail, Joseph Hammons, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abraham Rencher, John Roane, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, Starling Tucker, Gulian C. Verplanck, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson. -66.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorham, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Haw
kins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King. Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, William Ramsey, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Joel Yancey, Ebenezer Young.-114.
On motion of Mr. Drayton, Resolved, That a Select Committee on the Militia be appointed, to take into consideration all matters relating to the militia of the United States which may be referred to them by the House, and to report thereon by bill or otherwise.
Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, Mr. King, of Pennsylvania, Mr. Barringer, Mr. Weeks, Mr. Kincaid, Mr. Johns, and Mr. Cahoon, were appointed the said committee.
Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, moved the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of carrying the mail twice a week, in a four house stage, between Columbia, in South Carolina, and Ashville, in North Carolina.
This resolution was read; and the question was put, Will the House agree to the same? And passed in the negative.
On motion of Mr. Bell, Resolved, That the Committee on Private Land Claims inquire into the expediency of allowing the claim of George Mayfield to six hundred and forty acres of land, reserved to him by the treaty made with the Creek Indians at Fort Jackson, in 1814.
On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing to John Shreve, an officer of the Revolution, five years' full pay in commutation of half pay pension for life, to which he was entitled under and by virtue of the resolutions and laws of Congress.
On motion of Mr. Vance, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be directed to inquire into the expediency of making compensation to David Hull, of Ohio, for property destroyed by the troops of Great Britain during the late war.
On motion of Mr. Leavitt, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting a bill comprising all the acts and provisions now in force on the subject of the naturalization of aliens.
Mr. Jennings moved the following resolution, viz:
quire into the expediency of appropriating one hundred thousand dollars to the completing the Cumberland road, not a national road, in the limits of the State of Ohio.
This resolution was read: when,
On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 145) to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copy-rights, be discharged, and that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Haynes, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the petition of William A. Tennille, made at the last session, be discharged; and that the said report and petition be recommitted to the Comınittee on the Judiciary.
The Speaker laid before the House the annual report of the Clerk of the House of the expenditures out of the contingent fund during the last year; as, also, the names of the clerks and messengers in the service of the House; which report was read, and laid on the table.
The Speaker also laid before the House a communication from James Monroe, late President of the United States, dated New York, November 20, 1830, in relation to his claims against the United States; which communication was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 330) for the relief of Mr. Monroe. And then the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1830.
From the State of New York-Henry R. Storrs; appeared, and took their seats.
Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of John Scott, of the State of New Hampshire;
Mr. Chandler presented a petition of John Cushing, of the State of New Hampshire;
Mr. Noyes Barber presented a petition of William Miner, of the State of Connecticut;
Mr. William L. Storrs presented a petition of Elisha Niles, of the State of Connecticut.
Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Samuel Colton, of the State of New York;
Mr. Monell presented a petition of Ichabod Tubs, of the State of New York;
Mr. Swan presented a petition of Joseph Boss, of the State of New Jersey;
Mr. Williams presented a petition of William Sparks, of the State of North Carolina;
Mr. Stephens presented a petition of Thomas Tiffany, and a petition of Hosea Tiffany, of the State of Pennsylvania; Severally and respectively praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States.
Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Henry Collins, of the State of New York, praying to be allowed the arrears of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.
Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Elizabeth Wright, widow of Jotham Wright, deceased, praying that the pension granted to her late husband may be continued to her.
Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Epsom Hamilton, of the city of New York, praying for an increase of pension.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.
On motion of Mr. Norton, Ordered, That the petition of Orsamus Holmes, presented December 8, 1826, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.
On motion of Mr. Howard, Ordered, That the petition of Peter Rodriguez, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.
On motion of Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the memorial of the several fire companies in the District of Columbia, presented February 8, 1830, be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
On motion of Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Bunting, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Varnum presented a petition of Josiah P. Creesy, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid the bounty allowed on a vessel engaged in the cod fishery, his vessel having been lost at sea before completing the term reqnired by law.
Mr. Varnum presented a petition of Daniel Jackson and Lucius M. Higgins, of the State of Massachusetts, praying that a register as an American vessel may be granted to them for a British built vessel, purchased by them while a complete wreck, and rebuilt in the United States.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Norton presented a petition of Robert Kaene, of the State of New York, praying to be paid for services rendered as an officer in the military forces of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain.
Mr. Polk presented a petition of Elizabeth Owens, of the State of Tennessce, only legal heir of James Shirley, deceased, late a soldier in the Army of the United States, praying to paid the balance of pay and allowances due for the services of said Shirley.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.
The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee of Claims, viz:
By Mr. Norton-The petition of Abraham Forbes, presented January 28, 1828.
By Mr. Whittlesey-—The petition of Martha Clapp, presented April 12, 1830.
By Mr. Irvin, of Ohio—The petition of Samuel Thompson, presented March 8, 1830.
By Mr. Biddle—The petition of John Lawe, presented February 15, 1830.
By Mr. Biddle-The petition of Godfroy and Beaugraud, presented December 24, 1829.
On motion of Mr. Sill, Ordered, That the petition of Eliza L. Pearce, widow of Lieut. George Pearce, deceased, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Nayal Affairs.
Mr. Howard presented a memorial of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, praying permission to construct within the District of Columbia a rail road, on a route leading from Baltimore to the city of Washington; which memorial was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Drayton presented a memorial of the surgeons and assistant surgeons in the Army of the United States, praying for increase of their pay and emoluments; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Norton presented a petition of Elijah Fox, of the State of New York, brother and heir at law of Nathaniel Fox, deceased, a revolutionary soldier, praying to be paid the amount due for pay and allowances to the said Nathaniel Fox.
Mr Campbell P. White presented a petition of Rebecca Spencer, of the State of New York, widow of Dennis Spencer, deceased, a revolutionary soldier, praying that provision may be made for her maintenance and support.
Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of John Roberts, of the State of Virginia, a Major in the army of the Revolution, praying that all the pay and emoluments to which he is entitled may now be granted and paid to him.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims
On motion of Mr. Polk, Ordered, That the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of Colonel Selby Harney, deceased, presented January 25, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.
On motion of Mr. Overton, Ordered, l'hat the petition of the heirs and legal representatives of Samuel Davenport, deceased, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.
On motion of Mr. Clay, Ordered, That the petition of John Brahan, presented March 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
On motion of Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of Charles Collins, presented December 15, 1828, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
On motion of Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of Robinson Potter, presented March 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. Campbell P. White presented a memorial of the Directors of the New York Institution for the instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, praying for a donation of public land as an endowment for said institution; which memorial was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 280) to aid in the education of indigent deaf and dumb persons.
On motion of Mr. Borst, Ordered, That the petition of Maria and Catharine Vrooman, heirs at law of Capt. Peter Deitz, presented January 30, 1827, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. Pettis presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Callaway, in the State of Missouri, praying for the establishment of a mail route therein mentioned; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Of. fice and Post Roads.