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The House resumed the consideration of the bill (No. 420) to establish certain post roads, and to alter and discontinue others, and for other purposes.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Wickliffe, on the 17th instant, to amend the same; when it was,

On motion of Mr. Daniel,
Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill (No. 501) for the relief of Bernard Kelly; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Magee reported the said bill without amendment.

The question was then put, “ Shall the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

71, And passed in the affirmative, { Meas,

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

Messrs. Robert Allen, Benedict Arnold, Daniel L. Barringer, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Elias Brown, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Richard Coulter, Thomas Davenport, Warren Ř. Davis, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Duncan, Joshua Evans, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorham, Henry H. Gurley, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, William W. Irvin, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, Daniel H. Miller, Walter H. Overton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, James F. Randolph, William Russel, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, James Standefer, James Strong, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, Joel Yancey.--71.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Noyes Barber, Isaac C. Bates, John Broadhead, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Jonas Earll, jr., George Evans, Horace Everett, James Ford, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, William Kennon, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, Gershom Powers, Abraham Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, Benedict I. Semmes, Michael C. Sprigg, John B. Sterigere, Samuel Swann, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Varnum, Elisha Whittlesey.-49. Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, Ordered, That when this House shall adjourn this day, it will adjourn to meet again to-morrow, at eleven o'clock, A. M.

And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1830.

Another member, viz:

From the State of Massachusetts-Edward Everett, appeared, and took his seat.

On motion of Mr. McIntire, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants, merchants, and shipmasters of Kennebunk, and its vicinity, in the State of Maine, for the erection of a lighthouse at cape Porpoise, presented January 11, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. McIntire, Ordered, That the petition of Benjamin Bourne, presented December 23, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of inhabitants of Mount Desert, in the State of Maine, praying that a light-house may be erected at the eastern entrance of their harbor; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Crowninshield, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of Gloucester, in the State of Massachusetts, for the erection of a light-house on cape Ann, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Crowninshield, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of Swamscut, port of Lynn, district of Marblehead, and State of Massachusetts, presented January 11, 1830, for the erection of a monument or pier, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Wingate presented a petition of William Oliver, of the State of Maine;

Mr. Polk presented a petition of Alexander Pickerd, of the State of Tennessee;

Mr. Mallary presented a petition of Abraham Lawrence, of the State of Vermont; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Storrs, of Connecticut, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel Frothingham, presented January 4, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of David Smith, of Ohio, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Bailey presented a petition of Nancy B. Hickman, of the State of Massachusetts, daughter, heir, and devisee, of the late General William Hull, praying to be paid a balance of salary which she alleges to be due for the services of her father as Governor of the Territory of Michigan, in the year 1813; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of John McKim, first sergeant of marines, stationed at the Navy yard near Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying to be allowed additional compensation for services performed by him as assistant quartermaster of the marine corps; which petition was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of widows of sundry revolutionary officers, praying that the benefits of the act of 1928, for the relief of surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution, may be granted to widows of revolutionary officers.

Mr. Kennon presented a petition of William Renason, of the State of Ohio, praying to be allowed the balance of pay due him for services as a soldier in the army of the revolution.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Campbell P. White presented a petition of Walter Titus and Daniel Y. Townsend, copartners, under the firm of Walter Titus and company, of the city of New York, merchants, stating that, previous to the enactment of the tariff of May, 1828, they ordered certain goods to be imported into the United States, which goods arrived subsequent to the period at which said tariff took effect; and praying that said goods may be charged with the duties established by law before the 19th of May, 1828; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Leavitt presented a petition of inhabitants of Jefferson county, in the State of Ohio, praying that the transportation of the mails may be prohibited on the Sabbath day; which petition was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Alabama, purchasers of public lands, stating that the act of the 31st March, 1830, for the relief of purchasers of public lands, does not afford them sufficient relief; and praying that further relief may be granted them, the nature of which is set forth in their petition; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on the Public Lands, who were instructed, on the 10th instant, to inquire into the expediency of extending further relief to purchasers of reverted and relinquished lands which were sold at prices less than fourteen dollars per acre, reported a bill (No. 510) supplemental to an act passed on the 31st 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 land of the United States;” which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

Mr. Blair, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, reported a bill (No. 511) to provide for the improvement of the Coosa river, in the State of Alabama, and to construct a canal or rail road between the waters of said river Coosa and the waters of the Tennessee river; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Pearce yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and,

On motion of Mr. Hoffman, it was again laid on the table. The resolution submitted by Mr. Clay yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Young, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire iņto the expediency of paying to Alexander Williams, a soldier of the revolution, the bounty of eighty dollars promised by the resolution of Congress of October 21, 1780, and of allowing to him the bounty land for his revolutionary services, a warrant for which has been issued to another without his knowledge and consent, as he claims.

On motion of Mr. White, of New York, Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law that dollars of the new American Governments, and five franc pieces, shall be a legal tender in the payment of all debts and demands; and, also, whether any additional regulations are necessary relative to the recoinage of foreign silver coin at the Mint; and that said committee have leare to report by bill or otherwise

Ordered, That Mr. White, of New York, Mr. Wilde, Mr. Boon, Mr. Tracy, and Mr. Kennon, be the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Lent, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing a survey of the East river, at and near Hurl Gate, in the State of New York, with a view to the improvement of the same.

Mr. Taylor moved the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House cause a digested index to the Executive papers, reports of committees, and other documents, to the close of the present Congress, to be prepared, and printed for the use of the members.

The said resolution being read, the consideration thereof was postponed until Monday next, the 27th day of the present month.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the propriety of paying to the heirs at law of William Dudley Digges a fair valuation for the land taken and occupied by the officers of the United States for the site of fort Washington.

On motion of Mr. Coke, Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of locating and establishing a naval depot on the waters of James or York rivers, in Virginia; and that the said committee report to this House the probable amount of money necessary to be appropriated for such an establishment.

On motion of Mr. Campbell, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for placing three hollow buoys at the entrance of the port of Georgtown, in the State of South Carolina.

Mr. Haynes moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That, during the trial of the impeachment now pending before the Senate, this House will meet daily at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon; and that, from day to day, it will resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, and attend said crial during the continuance thereof, and until the conclusion of the same.

And the question being put to agree to this resolution,
It passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Chilton, Resolved, that the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the purpose of

removing obstructions to the navigation of Green river, in the State of Kentucky, from Greenesburgh, in the county of Greene, to the junction of said river with the river Ohio.

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the importers of foreign merchandise, resident in Louisville, to enter the same for duty, payable at that place, aforesaid, or of making the said place a port of entry.

Mr. Yancey moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Public Expenditures be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reducing the pay and mileage of the members of Congress to six dollars for every day's service, and six dollars for every twenty miies going to, and returning from, the seat of the General Government.

The said resolution being read, the question, Will the House now proceed to the consideration of the same? was demanded by Mr. Irvin, of Ohio;

And the said question being put,
It was decided in the negative.

A motion was made by Mr. Crockett, that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the motion made on the 4th May, 1830, that the House do reconsider the vote taken on the 3d day of the same monih, on the question, Shall the bill (No. 185) to amend an act authorizing the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to vacant and unappropriated lands within the same, be engrossed, and read a third time? which motion made by Mr. Crockett was disagreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Leavitt, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to William Warren for a horse lest in the public service, during the late war.

On motion of Mr. Duncan, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of constructing a light-house, and improving the harbor, at Chicago, on lake Michigan, in the State of Illinois; and that the report of the Secretary of War on that subject, made at the last session of Congress, be again referred to that committee.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the removal of the obstructions in the Escambia and Conecuh rivers, in Florida.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolved, that the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the fees to be charged and received by the clerk of the disırict court of the United States for the district of Missouri, and also into the expediency of permitting the said clerk to keep his office within three quarters of a mile of the place of holding said court.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, stating that copies of the reports of the surveys of ports and harbors in reference to the establishment of naval depots, which were called for by the House on the 14th instant, on the motion of Mr. Pearce, were, on the 6th of February, 1818, laid before the Senate, and will be found among the

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