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No. 499. A bill granting pensions to certain revolutionary and invalid soldiers and officers therein named;

No. 582. A bill for the relief of Humphrey Beckett, David Smith, and
Jonathan F'ogg;

No. 596. A bill for the benefit of Eli Smith;
No. 597. A bill for the relief of John R. Rappleye;
No. 611. A bill for the relief of Jonah Garrison;

No. 629. A bill for the relief of Judith Thomas; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Condict reported the said bills without amendment, except the bill (No. 454) for the relief of certain revolutionary and invalid soldiers therein mentioned, to which he reported an amendment, which amendment was read, and agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Haynes, the said bill (No. 454) was further amended by inserting therein a provision in favor of William A. Tennille.

A motion was then made by Mr. Polk further to amend the said bill, by inserting therein a provision in favor of James Sykes; which motion was disagreed to by the House.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams further to amend the said bill, by inserting therein a provision in favor of Jeremiah Crysell; which motion was disagreed to by the House.

It was then

Ordered, That each of the said bills be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary; which was read, and is as follows: To the House of Representatives of the United States:

I communicate to the House of Representatives, in compliance with their resolution of the 29th of January last, calling for information and papers. respecting the seizure of American vessels by the naval forces of Portugal, forming the blockade of the island of Terceira, a report from the Secretary of State, which, with the documents accompanying it, contains the information in his Department upon that subject; and avail myself of the occasion further to inform the House of Representatives, that orders had, before the introduction of the resolution referred to, been given to fit out a ship of war for the more effectual protection of our commerce in that quartet.

ANDREW JACKSON. Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee on Foreigu Affairs,

And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1831. Ordered, That Mr. Martin have leave to be absent from the service of this House from to-morrow, for the remainder of the session.

Mr. Pettis presented (by leave) a petition of citizens of the upper part of the State of Missouri, praying that a competent military escort may be ordered to accompany trading expeditions from Missouri to New Mextcos throughout the whole route, going and returning; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Pettis also presented (by leave) a petition of inhabitants of the county of Saint Charles, in the State of Missouri, praying that an appropriation may be made for constructing the Cumberland road from Vandalia, in the State of Illinois, by way of Alton and St. Charles, to the city of Jefferson, in the State of Missouri; which petition was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill from the Senate, (No. 100,) entitled “ An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road through Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois."

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 114,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Abner Slade," made a report thereon, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

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

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill (No. 343) entitled “ An act making appropriations for the completion and support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, and found the same to be truly enrolled: when The Speaker signed the said bill. On motion

of Mr. Sterigere, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James White, and that it lie on the table.

The resolution moved by Mr. Sevier yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and modified to read as follows:

Resolved, that this House will, on Tuesday next, proceed to consider and dispose of such bills, in the order in which they may stand on the calendar, as relate exclusively to territorial matters; . And on the question to agree to said resolution, it was decided in the negative.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied with copies of all accounts of expenditure of the appropriation of fifty thousand dollars for clearing out obstruetions in the Savannah river below the city of Savannah, with copies of contracts made, and estimates handed in, to remove obstructions in the river, or to deepen the same, with the estimate of William C. Daniell and — Gill, Esqs., for constructing a dam of oyster shells between Fig and Hutchinson's islands, the expenditures on account of the same, with a copy of the report of the United States' commissioners, made in July, 1830, as to the increased depth of water which had been obtained, with the evidence which accompanied the same, and copies of all correspondence relating to the past or future expenditures of said appropriation, or agency for disbursing the same, which may not have been already published; communicated in obedience to the order of the House of the 6th of January; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 77) to provide for the organization of the Ordnance Department, be discharged, and that the said bill be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Sterigere, Ordered, That the bill from the Senate, (No. 80,) for the relief of James Sprague, and the bill from the Senate, (No. 69,) for the relief of Samuel Coburn, of the State of Mississippi, be recommitted to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. White, of New York, for the printing of six thousand additional copies of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the expediency of repealing the 25th section of the act to establish the judicial courts of the United States;

And after further debate thereon, the hour allotted by the rules of the House for the consideration of resolutions and reports, expired.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 626. An act directing the settlement of the claim.of Farrow and Harris;

No. 523. An act to provide for the adjustment of the claims of persons entitled to indemnification under the convention between the United States and his Majesty the King of Denmark, of the 28th March, 1830, and for the distribution among such claimants of the sums to be paid by the Danish Government to that of the United States, according to the stipulation of such convention;

No. 625. An act to change the place of holding the district and cireuit courts of the United States from Exeter to Concord, in the State of New Hampshire;

No. 628. An act for the relief of Alexander Oswald Brodie;
No. 327. An act for the relief of James Soyers;
No. 362. An act for the relief of William Gallop;

No. 390. An act for the relief of John Kaime, John Waggoner, James Spann, and Abijah Ring;

No. 451. An act for the relief of John Boone;
No. 439. An act granting pensions to certain persons therein named;

No. 452. An act for the benefit of Bartholomew Delapierre, of the city of New York;

No. 453. An act for the benefit of John Berryhill, on account of military services;

No. 454. An act for the relief of certain revolutionary and invalid soldiers therein named;

No. 468. An act for the relief of David Kennard;
No. 478. An act granting pensions to Lester Morris, and others;

No. 489. An act granting pensions to Elisha James and Nathaniel Stardish;

No. 490. An act granting pensions to certain revolutionary soldiers;

No. 491. An act granting pensions to Jared Cone, Hezekiah Hines, and William Kinney;

No. 499. An act granting pensions to certain revolutionary and invalid soldiers and officers therein named;

No. 582. An act for the relief of Humphrey Beckett, David Smith, and Jonathan Fogg;

No. 596. An act for the benefit of Eli Smith, a revolutionary soldier;
No. 597. An act for the relief of John R. Rappleye;
No. 611. An act for the relief of Jonah Garrison;
No. 689. An act for the relief of Judith Thomas;

No. 631. An act to enable the Secretary of War to release the title of the United States to fort Gansevoort, in the State of New York; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bills.

An engrossed bill, (No. 567,) entitled “ An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution," was read the third time; and the question was stated, Shall the bill pass? when

A motion was made by Mr. Trezvant that the said bill be committed to the Committee of Ways and Means, with instructions to inquire and report to the House the amount which will probably be required annually to carry its provisions into effect, and the amount which probably would be annually required to carry the said bill into effect provided its provisions were restricted to those only who are in such reduced circumstances in life as to stand in need of assistance of the country for support; and further, to inquire and report whether the amount which may be required to carry the provisions of said bill into effect can be drawn from the Treasury without invading the sinking fund, and thereby postponing the payment of the public debt;

And after debate thereon, The previous question was moved by Mr. Verplanck;and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now put? s Yeas,

120, And passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Ratliff Boon, John Broadhead, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Timothy Childs, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W.Crowninshield, John Davis, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Rufus McIntire, 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, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, Wil

liam B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes,
Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens,
William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift,
John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, John Var-
num, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha
Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Richard /. Wilde, Lewis Williams,
Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.-120.
Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, Robert W. Barnwell, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Thomas T. Bouldin, Churchill C. Cambre leng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Charles E. Haynes, Benjamin C. Howard, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Wil. liam D. Martin, William McCoy, George McDuffie, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, James Standefer, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, James M. Wayne, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, and Joel Yancey.-66.

The said main question was then put, viz: Shall the bill pass?
And passed in the affirmative,
S Yeas,

132, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Ratliff Boon, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Edward B. Dudley, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxweil, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell,

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