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On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Ordered, That the petition of Edward Livingston, for compensation for a quantity of wood consumed by the army of the United States, presented December 29, 1824, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of Joseph Campau, of the Territory of Michigan, praying to be paid for damages done to his houses by troops of the United States; as, also, for sundry supplies furnished said troops in the year 1814; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of inhabitants of Prospect West Village, in the State of Maine, praying that their port may be established as a port of delivery; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr Cambreleng, Ordered, That the documents in the case of Henry Eckford, before this House at the last session, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Moritz Fürst, artist and die-sinker, stating that he has made dies for medals commemorative of the battle of New Orleans, with a likeness of General Jackson, and praying Congress to orrler a purchase of the said medals; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Library.

Mr. William B. Shepard presented a petition of Jesse Perry, of the State of North Carolina, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

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

Mr. Edward D. White presented a memorial of the heirs and representatives of Evan Jones and James Jones, deceased, late of the city of New Orleans, praying that a portion of the public lands may be granted to them, in lieu of certain lands claimed by them under patents granted by the British Gorernment; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Test presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Elkhart and St. Joseph's, in the State of Indiana, praying that a land office may be established at the southern bend of the St. Joseph's river.

Mr. Test also presented a petition of inhabitants of the northern section of the State of Indiana, praying that the district in which they reside may be attached to the land district of Fort Wayne.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 254) to establish an additional land office in the State of Indiana.

Mr. Wickliffe presented petitions from inhabitants of the town of Frankfort, and of the county of Bullett, in the State of Kentucky, praying that provision may be made for further improving the navigation of the river Ohio; which petitions were referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which the subject was referred on the 17th instant, reported a hill (No. 513) to extend the act, entitled “ An act for further extending the powers of the judges of the superior court of the Territory of Arkansas, under the act of the 26th of May, 1824, and for other purposes;" 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. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which the subject was referred on the 21st instant, reported a bill (No. 514) to alter the time of holding the district court of the United States for the northern district of Alabama; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Buchanan, from the same committee, to which was referred the petition of John Powell, reported a bill (No. 315) authorizing the Secretary of State to issue a patent to John Powell; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time on Wednesday next.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a joint resolution in relation to the transmission of public documents printed by order of either House of Congress; which resolution was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

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

Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Abel Griggs; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. De Witt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Mrs. Frances Moore, executrix of John Elias Moore, deceased; which was read, and laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Albert Pawling, and that the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on the 17th instant on the memorial of certain officers of the army of the revolution.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Taylor on the 23d instant, upon the subject of a digested index of public documents: when

A motion was made by Mr. Polk, that the further consideration of the said resolution be postponed indefinitely;

And the question being put on this motion,
It passed in the affirmative.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Johns on the 24th instant, that the House do reconsider the vote by which it agreed to the resolution moved by Mr. Haynes on the 23d instant, declaring “ 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 House, and attend the said trial during the continuance thereof, and until the conclusion of the same.”

A motion was made by Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, that the further consideration of the said motion be postponed until Monday next, the 3d of January, 1831: when it was,

On motion of Mr. Sterigere, Ordered, That the motion made by Mr. Johns to reconsider as aforesaid, do lie on the table.

Mr. Haynes, by leave, moved the following resolution: which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to communicate to this House such information as the Department may furnish, touching the cost of brown and white sugar imported into the United States from the year 1794 to 1830, inclusive, at the places from whence imported, distinguishing the prices of each year, respectively; which bill 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:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 27. An act for the reliet of Henry Becker;

No. 30. An act for the relief of Samuel Nowell; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. I am also directed to inform this House that the Senate is now sitting as a High Court of Impeachment for the trial of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri. And then he withdrew.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and proceeded to the Senate chamber, to attend the trial, by the Senate, of the impeachment against James H. Peck; and, after some time spent therein, the committee returned into the chamber of the House; and the Speaker having resumed the chair,

Mr. Cambreleng, from the said committee, reported that the committee had, according to order, attended the trial by the Senate of the said impeachment; that further progress had been made therein, and that the Court of Impeachment had adjourned to meet again to morrow at 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, eleven o'clock A. M.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1930.

Mr. Grennell presented a petition of Joshua Crosby, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. White, of Florida, presented a petition of Jacob Taylor; praying, respectively, that pensions may be granted them.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Milita

ry Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Martindale, Ordered, That the petition of Nathan Durkee, presented February 23, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Yancey, Ordered, That the petition of David Briggs, presented February 5, 1822, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Huntington presented a memorial of Mabel Seymour, of the State of Connecticut, widow and administratrix of Moses Seymour, deceased, praying to be reimbursed the amount expended by the said Moses Seymour in defending a suit brought against him by the United States, in the trial of which suit, in two different cases, judgment passed in his favor; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Elizabeth Squires, of the city of New York, executrix of Thomas Smith, a seaman, who was lost in the United States' ship Hornet, praying that the wages now due for the services of said Smith may be paid to her; which petition was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Jefferson, in the State of Mississippi, praying that so much public land may be granted to the corporation of Zion Hill Church and Union Academy, in said county, as shall include their buildings and the spring adjacent; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of Jane Reynolds and Jesse Reynolds, of the State of Missouri, praying compensation for property destroyed by the Sac and Fox tribes of Indians in the years 1812 and 1813; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Biddle, Ordered, That the petition of De Garmo Jones, presented March 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 16th instant, to inquire into the expediency of disposing of the surplus land within the Virginia military district, in the State of Ohio, be discharged from the further inquiry, and that the subject be laid on the table.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which the subject was referred on the 21st instant, reported a bill (No. 516) to run and mark the line between Alabama and Florida, and for other purposes; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Blair, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, to wh referred the memorial of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, reported a 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; which bill was read the first and second time,

and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Moses Van Campen, and that it lie on the table.

Mr Storrs, of Connecticut, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, made a report on the petition of John Rodgers, accompanied by a bill (No. 518) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Charles Collins, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Territories be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, referred on the 22d instant, as, also, from memorials of inhabitants of the State of Missouri, referred on the 10th instant; and that the said petition and memorials be committed to the Committee of the whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 76) to establish the territorial government of Huron.

Mr. Clark, from the Committee on the Territories, to which the subject was referred on the 10th instant, reported a bill (No. 519) to amend the several acts establishing a territorial government in Florida; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the case of the heirs of Robert Askins, and that the same be referred to the committee appointed on the 17th instant on a memorial of officers of the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which the subject was referred on the 23d instant, reported a 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;

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Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred so much of the President's message as relates to the office and duties of the Attorney General, reported a bill (No. 521) further to define the duties of the Attorney General and of the Solicitor of the Treasury; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 1,) entitled “An act for the relief of Ransom Mix and Edmund Smith,” be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 210) to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes, be discharged from the further consideration thereof.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 255) to authorize a change in the disposal of the land granted for the construction of the Illinois and Michigan canal, be discharged, and that the further consideration thereof be postponed until Monday next.

The resolution moved by Mr. Haynes yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Hammons, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Jonathan Fogg, a soldier of the Revolution, on the list of revolutionary pensioners.

On motion of Mr. Hunt, Resolved, 'That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Benjamin Glover, an invalid soldier of the last war.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing a pension to Preserved Redway, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Arnold, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expedieney of placing Samuel Giles, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

Mr. Taylor moved that the House do come to the following order, viz:

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

The said order being read, it was,
On motion of Mr. Polk, referred to the Committee on the Library.

On motion of Mr. Tracy, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be directed to inquire into the propriety of allowing unto Samuel Butler a compensation for a horse, wagon, and harness, taken from him by the British during the last war.

On motion of Mr. Gilmore, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Christopher Doughty, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension roll.

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