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Mr. Lea presented a petition of William King, of the State of Tennessee;

Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, presented a petition of John Reynolds, of the State of Ohio;

Mr. Buchanan presented a petition of George Frank, of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia; 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. McIntire, Ordered, That the petition of William Eaton, of the State of Maine, presented February 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Denny presented a petition of Thomas Hanson, of the State of Pennsylvania, praying to be paid for a wagon and team sold to a wagon master for the use of the army of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of Williain B. Whiteside, of the State of Illinois, praying compensation for his own services as a Captain of a company of spies in the military service of the United States, in the year 1809, as also of five men under his command. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Storrs, of Connecticut, Ordered, That the petition of Louisa Booth, widow of the late Captain Benjamin W. Booth, of the United States Navy, presented December 15, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Crockett presented a petition of John Glasgow, of the State of Tennessee, stating that he purchased of an individual, and paid for, a tract of Jand lying in the State of Tennessee, which he has since discovered to be the property of the United States; and, as he is poor, and a cripple, and wholly unable to repurchase the same, he prays that the said land may be granted to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Bell presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Rutherford, in the State of Tennessee, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Vance presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, praying that the contemplated change of the location of the Cumberland road, so as that the same shall pass through the towns of Dayton and Eaton, may not be made; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, Ordered, That the several petitions from inhabitants of the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, presented at the last session, praying for the construction of a national road from Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania, to the Northwestern Territory, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

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

On motion of Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio and Tera ritory of Michigan, relative to the boundary line between said State and Territory, presented February 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Coleman presented a petition of Francis Taylor, and Judith Taylor his wife, representatives of Henry Field, deceased, praying to be allowed and paid the half pay to which they are entitled of the said Field, who was an officer in the army of the revolution.

Mr. Patton presented a petition of Angus Rucker, of the State of Virginia, praying to be allowed and paid the commutation of half pay to which he is entitled as an officer in the army of the reyolution.

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

On motion of Mr. Daniel, Ordered, That the petition of Burtis Ringo, presented January 16, 1826, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which is committed the bill (No. 376) to regulate the foreign and coasting trade on the northern and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Commerce

Mr. Daniel, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report on the petition of the sureties of Amos Edwards, accompanied by a bill (No. 522) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (No 523) to provide for the adjustment of 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; 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. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 524) to amend and extend the provisions of the act, approved May 29, 1830, entitled "An act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands;" which bill was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 525) making compensation to the Register and Receiver of public lands at Augusta, in the State of Mississippi, for certain services performed by them; 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 the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 14th instant, to inquire into the expediency of reducing the price of the pine lands of the United States, be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 15th instant, to inquire into the expediency of reviving and continuing in force "An act to cxtend the time for issuing and locating military land warrants to officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," approved March 2d, 1827, be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

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

Mr. Sterigere, from the same committee, reported a bill (No. 526) for the relief of Matthias Roll; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was recommitted the bill to regulate the foreign and coasting trade on the northern and northwestern frontiers of the United States, and for other purposes, reported an amendatory bill; 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 Commerce be discharged from the fur. ther consideration of the petition of ship owners, masters of vessels, commission merchants, and others interested in the security of navigation upon lake Erie, and the rivers and lakes connected therewith, and that the said petition be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Benjamin Bourne and

Thomas Buntin, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

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

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 528) for the relief of Robertson and Barnwell; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Verplanck, from the same committee, to which was committed the bill from the Senate (No. 3) entitled “An act for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier,” reported the same with an amendment.

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 25. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to provide for paying to the State of Illinois three per cent. of the nett proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same;"

No. 26. An act to authorize the State of Illinois to surrender a township of land granted to said State for a seminary of learning, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof;

No. 39. An act for the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, Mississippi; No. 41. An act concerning the town and village commons in Missouri:

In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Howard on the 28th instant, ordering the printing of certain reports.

The question recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Cambreleng, and depending yesterday: when

A motion was made by Mr. Drayton, that the said resolution be referred to the Committee on the Library;

And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which is committed the bill (No. 441) confirming certain acts of the Legislature of Virginia, relating to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that the said bill be re-committed to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Draper, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Grayson court-house to the Seven-mile ford, in the county of Washington, in the State of Virginia.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be instructed to inquire into the expediency of purchasing a certain number of copies of Myer Moses' Collection of the Revenue Laws and Regulations of the United States, for the use of the Library of Congress.

On motion of Mr. Yancey, Resolved, that the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to clear out the obstructions to the navigation of Green and Barren rivers, in the State of Kentucky.

On motion of Mr. Chilton, Resolved, That the Committee on Public Expenditures be instructed to inquire into the expediency of adopting some uniform mode of computing the distance for which Members of Congress shall be allowed compensation for mileage to and from the seat of Government.

The said resolution being read,

A motion was made by Mr. Jennings, that the said resolution do lie on the table;

And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, Robert W. Barnwell, James Buchanan, Edward B. Dudley, Edward Everett, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hammons, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Leonard_Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, William Kennon, Ebenezer F. Norton, Henry R. Storrs, Samuel F. Vinton, Edward D. White, and Richard H. Wilde--17.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Aiston, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Elias Brown, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr.,Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Dod

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dridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W.
Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George
Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James
Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither,
John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr.,
Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins,
James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. How-
ard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Jhrie, jr.,
Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr.,
Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid,
Perkins King, Adam King, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Le-
compte, Jaines Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin,
Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, William
D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, George
McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Henry
A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, John Mercer Patton, Dutee J. Pearce,
Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, James F.
Randolph, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane,
Williain Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine
H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samu-
el A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, James
Standefer, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel
Swan, Benjamin Swist, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson,
John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Jo-
seph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington,
James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Charles A. Wick-
liffe, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer. Young—160.

The question was then put to agree to the said resolution,
And passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Test,
Resolved, That the Committee on Military Persions be instructed to in-
quire into the expediency of placing the name of Captain Thomas Porter, of
Indiana, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Clay, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing James Black, of Morgan county, and John McClure, of Limestone county, in the State of Alabama, soldiers of the Revolution, on the pension roll of the United States.

Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 515. An act to authorize the Secretary of State to issue a patent to John Powell;

No. 514. An act to alter the time of holding the district court of the United States for the district of Alabama;

No. 516. An act to ascertain and mark the line between the State of Alabama and the Territory of Florida, and for other purposes; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

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

An engrossed joint resolution in relation to the transmission of public documents printed by either House of Congress, was read the third time, and passed.

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

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