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to effect the same with such materials as may not be likely, hereafter, to encumber the said channel, or to obstruct the navigation thereof; which memorial was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr.Biddle presented a memorial of the legislative council of the Territory of Michigan, praying that the integrity of the territorial limits of the said territory may be preserved inviolate; that no part of it may be annexed to the contemplated government of Huron; and that no right or privilege whatever may be taken from Michigan as a territory, which would have the effect to impair the future importance of Michigan as a State; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Territories.
Mr. Pearce presented a petition of George Brown, of the State of Rhode Island, Surveyor of the customs for the port of Pawcatuck, praying to be allowed additional compensation.
Mr. Tracy presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Genesee, in the State of New York, praying that an appropriation may be made for improving the harbor at the mouth of Oak Orchard creek, on lake Ontario.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of Appalachicola, in the Territory of Florida, for the erection of a light-bouse, presented December 30, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Sevier presented documents in support of claims of Antoine Barraque, Josiah Jinkins, John Deck, Ransom Moore, and Squire Allen, for depredations committed on their property by certain Indians; which documents were referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Lewis Anderson, accompanied by a bill (No. 506) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.
Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 507) to authorize the construction of three schooners for the naval service of the United States; 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. Duncan, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 508) to ascertain and survey the northern boundary of the State of Illinois; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 181) for ascertaining the latitude of the southern bend or extreme of lake Michigan, and of certain other points, for the purpose, thereafter,of fixing the true northern lines of the States of Ohio and Illinois.
Mr. Duncan, froin the same committee, reported a bill (No. 509) 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 lands in lieu thereof; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 93) to authorize the exchange of the sixteenth sections granted for the use of common schools which are unfit for cultivation.
Mr. McDuffie, from the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to an amendment of the Constitution respecting the election of President and Vice President, and so much thereof as relates to the choice of the Chief Magistrate direetly by the people, his disqualification for re-election after a single term of service, and the direction of his patronage in relation to the members of the Federal Legislature, and the tenure of offices generally, reported, in part, the following joint resolution, viz:
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Con. gress assembled, (two-thirds of buth Houses concurring,) That the following amendment of the Constitution, of the United States, be proposed to the several States to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of said Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of threefourths of the said States, viz:
No person shall be hereafter elegible to the office of President of the United States, who shall have been previously elected to the said office, and who shall have accepted the same, or exercised the powers thereof.
The said resolution was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
No. 24. An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties: In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.
The resolution moved by Mr. Hodges yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.
The resolution moved by Mr. Whittlesey yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.
On motion of Mr. Hunbard, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing Benjamin Putnam, of New Hampshire, compensation for certain services rendered by him during the late war.
On motion of Mr. Richardson, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the erection of a monument or a tide-bell at some point on or near Cohasset rocks, in the State of Massachusetts.
Mr. Pearce moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to report to this House the annual sum necessary to maintain a Navy yard for building and equipping ships with despatch, under the present navy regulations; with the probable annual amount of deterioration of buildings, and interest of the money in the erection of buildings necessary for a Navy yard.
On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of inducing the seamen and marines in the Navy of the United States voluntarily to discontinue the use of ardent spirits, by substituting for them double their value in necessaries and comforts whilst in service, or in money, payable at the expiration of the service.
On motion of Mr. Everett, of Vermont, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to in. quire into the expediency of placing Jeremiah Rider, of Strafford, in the State of Vermont, on the pension roll, on account of services performed du ring the revolutionary war.
On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the purpose of removing a part of the sand bar at the mouth of Black river, on lake Ontario, Jefferson county, and State of New York; and that the petitions and documents presented to this House, and referred to the said committee, at the last session, be again referred to that committee.
On motion of Mr. Verplanck, Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be instructed to inquire into the expediency of ordering to be published, under the direction of the Secretary of State, the diplomatic correspondence of the United States under the old Confederation, from the peace of 1783 to the organization of the Government after the adoption of the present Constitution.
On motion of Mr. Gilmore, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Massey Harbeson on the pension roll.
On motion of Mr. Stephens, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Asahel Gregory, a soldier of the revolution, on the pension roll.
On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, that the Committee on Commerce he instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the district of the “port of entry and delivery" of Philadelphia.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell, of Virginia, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Benjamin Johnson, of Virginia, a soldier of the revolutionary war, upon the pension roll.
On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the payment of the claims of the representatives of Aaron Smith and William Shute against the United Siates.
Mr. Clay moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to this House the quantity of lands of the United States which has been sold in the several States and Territories within the last twelve months, and the amount paid for the same, and the average price per acre in each State and Territory.
On motion of Mr. Biddle, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law for the renewal of lost certificates of forfeited land stock.
On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for a light-house and buoys at the mouth of Appalachicola river, in Florida. Mr. Dwight moved the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That, pending the trial of the impeachment before the Senate, this House will attend at eleven o'clock in the morning, and proceed on the legislative business of the House until the hour which the Senate shall appoint, each day, for proceeding in the trial of the impeachment now pend
ing before that body; and that the House then resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and attend said trial, until otherwise ordered by the House.
The said resolution being read,
A motion was made by Mr. Doddridge to amend the same, by striking out from the word Resolved to the end thereof, and inserting the following:
“That this House will, from time to time, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to attend in the chamber of the Senate on the trial of the impeachment against James H. Peck, judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri, during the opening of the cause on the part of the managers, and the opening of the defence on the part of the accused, and during the final argument of the case, and the rendition of judgment therein; and that the managers make report of the proceedings on said impeachment, at such times as will enable this House to take order accordingly.”
And the question being put to agree to this amendment,
A motion was then made by Mr. Drayton to amend the said resolution, by striking out from the word Resolved to the end thereof, and inserting the following, viz:
“That, whenever the Senate are resolved into a court upon the impeachment of judge Peck, the managers selected by this House, to conduct that impeachment do attend at such times as the Senate may appoint.'
And after debate, The previous question was called for by Mr. Haynes; 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: Will the House agree to the said resolution, as moved by Mr. Dwight?
Yeas 83, And was decided in the negative, }
Nays 88, 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, John Anderson, William G. Angel, Benedict Arnold, Robert W. Barnwell, Thomas Beekman, James Blair, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Henry W. Conner, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Warren Å. Davis, John D. Dickinson, Edward B. Dudley, Henry W. Dwight, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorham, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Thomas H. Hall, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, Henry G. Lamar, James Lent, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, Jonah
Sanford, William B. Shepard, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, James Standefer, John W. Taylor, Wiley Thompson, Phineas L. Tracy, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Joseph F. Wingate, Ebenezer Young.-83.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. William S. Archer, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Richard M. Cooper, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Samuel W. Eager, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, William F. Gordon, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Cave Johnson, John Kincaid, Adam King, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Daniel H. Miller, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Abraham Rencher, William Russel, Augustine H. Shepperd, Thomas H. Sill, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, James Strong, Samuel Swann, Benjamin Swift, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Campbell P. White, Joel Yancey.-88.
Bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:
No. 24. An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Iiidian treaties; were severally read the first and second time, and referred,
No. 1, No. 16, No. 18, No. 21,
to the Committee on Military Pensions;
No. 8, No. 13,
No. 34, } to the Committee of Ways and Means;
to the Committee of Claims. An engrossed bill, (No. 502,) entitled “ An act to change the time of holding the rule term of the circuit court for the district of West Tennessee," was read the third time, and pissed.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said