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legal adjudication and settlement of the claims to land therein mentioned," made a verbal report, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Dorsey, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 66,) entitled "An act for the relief of Joseph S. Cannon,” reported the same with an amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the petition of James Davis, and that it be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of Christopher Ellery, collector of Newport, in Rhode Island, of George Brown, surveyor of Westerly, in Rhode İsiand; and of David Lyon and Melancthon Swartwout, deputy collectors of the port of New York; and that they be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Sally Johnson; which was read, and laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joseph Elliot, and that it lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Draper, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the inemorial of the trustees of Jefferson college, in the State of Pennsylvania, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Draper, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Dominique Richard, and that it lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. De Witt, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Nicholas McCubbin, and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions; also from the petition of Philip Slaughter, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of William Hoffman, a Canadian volunteer, accompanied by a bill (No. 606) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of the legal representatives of Dawson Huli and John Hull; which was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the consideration of the petition of a convention of militia officers of the State of New York, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Militia.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the consideration of the memorial of the mayor, aldermen, and citizens of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, and that it lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the consideration of the petition of Benjamin S. Smoot, sutler to the 2d regiment of infantry, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Military Pensions, made a report on the petition of Samuel Patton, accompanied by a bill (No. 607) granting him a pension; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Washington, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, reported a bill (No. 608) to extend the limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made an unfavorable report on the petition of William A. Tennille; which was read. A motion was then made by Mr. Haynes, that the said report be recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to report in favor of the prayer of the petitioner: when

A motion was made by Mr. Whittlesey, that the said report be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow; which motion was agreed to by the House.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of William W. Robertson, executor of John M. Robertson, deceased; which was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Hunt, Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of inhabitants of the Crawfordsville land district, in the State of Indiana, for a change of location of the land office in said district, and that the said petitions be committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 552) to authorize the President to change the location of certain land offices.

On motion of Mr. Dwight, Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John T. Robertson, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.

Mr. Loyall, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 609) making appropriations for building light-houses, beacons, and monuments, and fur placing buoys; 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. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 35. An act to authorize the transportation of merchandise by land or by water, with the benefit of debenture;

No. 47. An act to amend the act entitled " An act to quiet the titles of certain putrchasers of land between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the State of Ohio,” approved the 26th May, 1830;

No. 105. An act for the relief of William Smith, administrator of John Taylor, deceased;

No. 17. An act authorizing the sale of a tract of land therein named;

No. 89. An act to amend the act granting certain relinquished and unappropriated lands to the State of Alabama, for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Tennessee, Coosa, Cahawba, and Black Warrior rivers," approved the 23d of May, 1828; and found the said bills to be truly enrolled: when

The Speaker signed the said bills.

The Speaker laid before the House a report from the commissioners of the sinking fund, detailing the measures adopted by the board subsequent to the last report, dated the 6th February, 1830; which report was laid on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the House on the 29th of January ultimo, in relation to the officers on duty with their regiments or companies, or exercising staff appointments, as, also, officers upon furlough; which letter was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The bill from ihe Senate, (No. 106,) entitled “An act to extend the patent of Samuel Browning for a further period of fourteen years," was read the first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill of this House, (No. 590,) entitled “ An act to repeal the charges imposed on passports and clearances.” The Senate have also passed a bill (No. 149) entitled “An act respecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts;” in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill (No. 528) making appropriations for the support of Government for the

year

1831. The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Stanberry on the 12th January, to amend the said bill in the manner set forth in the journal of proceedings of that day: when

A motion was made by Mr. Pearce to amend the amendment proposed by Mr. Stanberry, by adding the following proviso to the item in which the appropriation in question is contained, viz:

* Provided, that the time which any Minister shall absent himself from the country to which he is appointed, after having been received by the Governinent thereof, shall be deducted in computing his salary or yearly compensation.”

The Speaker decided that it was not in order thus to amend the amendment moved by Mr. Stanberry: whereupon

Mr. Stanberry withdrew his said amendment, and moved, in lieu thereof, to amend the bill, by adding to the item making appropriations for the salaries of Ministers of the United States in foreign countries the proviso moved by Mr. Pearce, as above;

And after further debate,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Blair, of South Carolina, 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 was decided in the negative,

Yeas,
Nays,

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

Messrs. Willis Alston, John Anderson, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, James Clark,

78,

Henry W. Conner, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Edmund Deberry, Charles G. De Witt, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, Joseph Duncan, Joshua Evans, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Joseph Fry, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, William Kennon, Perkins King, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, Alen Marr, Thomas Maxweil, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, John Scott, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, Joel B. Sutherland, John W. Taylor, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Starling Tucker, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Charles A. Wickliffe, and Joel Yancey.-78.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, William G. Argel, William S. Archer, Noyes Barber, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, Thomas T. Bouldin, James Buchanan, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph ii. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Warren R. Davis, Harmar Deuny, Robert Desha, Philip Doddridge, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W.Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Thomas F. Foster, Na. than Gaither, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Adam King, Henry G Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, William D. Martin, William McCoy, Charles F. Mercer, William T. Nuckolls, Dutee J. Pearce, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Benedict ). Semmes, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Test, James Trezvant, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, and Ebenezer Young.-101.

A motion was then made by Mr. Dwight that the House do reconsider the vote on the question that the main question be put;

And on the question, Will the House reconsider the said vote?
It passed in the affirmative.

And then, by a vote of the House, Mr. Blair was permitted to withdraw his motion for the previous question.

The question then recurred on the amendment as proposed by Mr. Stanberry this day.

And after further debate,
The House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1831.

On motion of Mr. Varnum, Ordered, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of inhabitants of the city of Washington, for widening F and G streets north, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the names of Daniel Gray and Samuel Lancaster on the list of revolutionary pensioners

Mr. Huntington, from the Committee on Manufactures, reported a bill (No. 610) supplementary to and to amend an act entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,” approved 2d March 1799; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committec of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, made a report on the petition of Jonah Garrison, accompanied by a bill (No. 611) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Trezvant, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from *the further consideration of the petitions of James Sykes, James Little, James Mitchell, and Ephraim Hunt, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Iredell L. Phillips and others; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 80,) entitled “ An act for the relief of James Sprague,” made a verbal report, recommending that the said bill be rejected. Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. De Witt, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of Thomas Cutts, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of De Garmo Jones, accompanied by a bill (No. 612) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Como mittee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 93,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Duval and Carnes,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That that the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Lecompte, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of Daniel McClelland and John McAndrew, and that they lie on the table.

Mr. Doddridge, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the memorial of the corporation of the city of Washington, reported a bill (No. 613) further to amend the act entitled "An act

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