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

The House, resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dwight reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union, generally, under consideration, particularly the bill (No. 336) for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States; which bill he was directed to report to the House with an amendment. And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1831. On motion of Mr. Hoffman, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 169) to provide for the more effectual execution of the ministerial duties of the Navy Department, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was recommitted the bill (No. 169) to provide for the more effectual execution of the ministerial duties of the Navy Department, reported an amendatory bill; which was read the first and second time, and the further consideration thereof was postponed until Monday, the 14th instant.

Mr. Taliaferro, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred, on the 31st ultimo, the memorial of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, reported a bill (No. 615) to revive and ainend an act entitled “ An act to incorporate a company for making a certain turnpike road in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia;" 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 a res port on the petition of Abraham Forbes, accompanied by a bill (No. 616) 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 John Chapman; 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 case of Samuel Taylor, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill (No. 617)for the relief of Christopher Bechtler; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Young, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of the heirs of Reuben Colbourn, and of Elizabeth Magruder, daughter of Rignal Hillary, and that they lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Young, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Jesse Perry and Charles Stevenson, and that the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

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

Mr. Everett, from the Committee on the Library, which was instructed, on the 22d of December, to inquire into the expediency of ordering to be published the diplomatic correspondence of the United States, from the peace of 1783 to the organization of the Government after the adoption of the present constitution, reported a joint resolution relative to the diplomatic correspondence of the old confederation; which resolution was read the first tiine.

Mr. Everett, from the Committee on the Library, which was instructed, on the 30th December, to inquire into the expediency of purchasing a certain number of copies of Myer Moses's Collection of the Revenue Laws and Regulations of the United States, reported a bill (No. 618) for the purchase of certain books therein mentioned; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Coinmittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Everett, from the Committee on the Library, which was instructed, on the 5th instant, to inquire into the propriety of purchasing a certain number of copies of the Debates of the State Conventions on the adoption of the Federal Constitution, reported a bill (No. 619) making provision for the purchase of the debates on the adoption of the constitution; which bill was read the first and second time,

And on the question, Shall the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time? It was decided in the negative, Nays, Yeas,

64,

115. 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, Mordecai Bartley, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Peter I. Borst, Samuel Butman, Timothy Childs, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard Coulter, Robert Craig, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Charles G. De Witt, John D Dickinson, Philip Woddridge, Clement Dor

William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Eiward Everett, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch, James Ford, John Gilmore, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph flawkins, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Honges, Thoins H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, Adam King, George G. Leiper, Henry C. Martindale, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, James F. Randolph, John Reed, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Ambrose Spencer, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swist, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Richard H. Wilde, and Ebenezer Young –64.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, James Findlay, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Cave Johnson, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompie, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, William D. Martin, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, James Richardson, John Roane, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.-115.

And so the said bill was rejected.

Mr. Hemphill, from the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to internal improvement, made a report in detail upon the subject of internal improvement; which report was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Unions

A motion was made by Mr. Vance that six thousand additional copies of the said report be printed for the use of the members of the House; which motion was laid on the table.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which the subject was referred on the 1st instant, reported a bill (No. 620) declaratory of the law concerning contempts of court; 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. Craig, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, reported a bill (No. 621) confirming an act of the Legislature of Virginia, relating to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, passed February 13, 1830; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Clay, by leave, Ordered, That the petition of Hardy Doyal, presented March 8th, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Washington, by leave, presented a petition of the clerks employed in the office of the Commissioners of the Navy, praying for an increase of their salaries, respectively; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 520) allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Commerce.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 79,) entitled "An act for the relief of William Burris, of Mississippi," was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 142,) entitled “An act respecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts," was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have concurred in the amendment of this House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (No. 210) entitled “ An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 517) to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, into and within the District of Columbia; and the bill having been amended,

A motion was made by Mr. Howard further to amend the said bill, by inserting, in line 37, the words “ within the limits of the city of Washington;" which having been agreed to,

The said bill was then further amended; and it was
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

The House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Condict reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union, generally, under consideration, particularly the bill (No, 561) supplementary to an act entitled “ An act for quieting possessions, enrolling conveyances, and securing the estates of

pur chasers;" which bill he was directed to report to the House without amendment. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, Ordered, That the consideration of the bill (No. 578) for the better organization of the militia in the District of Columbia, be postponed until Thursday, the 17th instant.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on

The bill (No. 564) to alter the bridge and draw over the Potomac river, in the District of Columbia;

The bill (No. 565) to provide for the appointment of commissioners to digest, prepare, and report to Congress, at the next session thereof, a code of statute law, civil and criminal, for the District of Columbia;

The bill (No. 608) to extend the limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia;

The bill (No. 613) further to amend the act entitled “ An act to incorporate the inhabitants of the city of Washington,” passed May 15, 1820;

The bill (No. 224) for improving the avenue leading from the capitol to the executive offices;

The bill (No. 407) making appropriations for the public buildings, and for other purposes;

The bill from the Senate (No. 65) entitled “An act to incorporate St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum in the District of Columbia;"

And, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Drayton reported the said bills without amendment, except the last mentioned bill from the Senate, (No. 65,) to which he reported an amendment.

And then the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1831.

Mr. Daniel, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 106,) entitled “ An act to extend the patent of Samuel Browning for a further period of fourteen years,” reported the same without amendment.

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

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 103,) entitled “An act for the relief of James Hogland,” reported the same with an amendment.

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

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 90,) entitled “An act for the relief of George B. Dameron and William Howze, of Mississippi,” reported the same with an amendment.

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

Mr. White, of New York, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 622) authorizing the construction of naval hospitals at Charlestown, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, and Pensacola; 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. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, reported the following resolution, viz:

Kesolved, That the report of the Committee of Claims on the petition of Martha Baily, administratrix of Theodorus Baily, deceased, James Thorn, for himself and Elias Mather, Sarah Anderson, administratrix, and Henry J. Anderson, administrator of Elbert Anderson, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims, for the purpose of correcting a mistake as to the surviving partner of Elias Mather, and as to the interest of James Thorn, as recognised by the commanding officers in 1813.

The said resolution was read, and agreed to by the House.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Brahan; which was read, and laid on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. Trezvant, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Benjamin Conner, Liba Hayden, and John Taylor, of South Carolina, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

Mr. Everett, from the Committee on the Library, to which the subject was referred on the 28th of January, reported the following resolution; which was read, and agreed to by the House, viz:

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House cause to be prepared, under the direction of the Library Committee of the House, a digested index of the

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