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On motion of Mr. Archer, Ordered, That the petition of James Gandy and sons, presented Decem. ber 29, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 19. An act for the relief of Joseph E. Sprague;
No. 53. An act for the relief of Francis Larche, of New Orleans;

No. 58. An act for the relief of James Thomas, late Quariermaster Gencral of the Army of the United States;

No. 59. An act to enable the President to extinguish Indian title within the State of Indiana; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of Adam Peck, accompanied by a bill (No. 549) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committec of the Whole House to-morrow.

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

Ordered, 'That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Clarissa B. Harrison, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which the subject was referred on the 16th of December ultimo, reported a bill (No. 550) to extend to the corps of artificers the enactments of the existing laws allowing pensions to disabled officers and soldiers who have served in the armies of the United States; 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 Matthias Shurts, and that it lic on the table.

Mr. Hall, from the Committee on Public Expenditures, which was instructed to inquire into the expediency of adopting some regulation by which members of cach branch of the national legislature shall receive the allowance of eight dollars per day only for the number of days, of each session, on which they shall have been in actual attendance upon the service of the House, unless absent from sickness, or by leave of the House upon the business of the House, or when the same shall not be in session, made a report, accompanied by a joint resolution relative to the pay of members of Congress; which resolution was read the first time, and laid on the trble.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 41,) entitled “ An act concerning the town and village commons in Missouri,” reported the same with amendments.

Mr. Wingate, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Thomas Park, accompanied by a bill (No. 551) 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. Doddridge, Ordered, That the Committee for the District of Columbia have leave to sit during the session of the House on the 11th and 12th instants.

On motion of Mr. Wingate, Resolved, that the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the purpose of removing obstructions in, and of improving the channel of the Cathance river, in the State of Maine; and that the documents on file relating to this subject be referred to said committee.

On motion of Mr. McIntire, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Josiah Clark, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Harvey, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Isaac Dalton, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting compensation to Asa Fuller for the destruction of his property at Fort Schlosser, which property was in the occupancy of the United States' troops when taken by the enemy and destroyed.

On motion of Mr. Bates, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to iaquire into the expediency of placing the names of James Taylor, Sylvanus Sanderson, Ezra Allen, Noah Cook, Justin Granger, and Isaac Coit, soldiers of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Reed, Resolved, That the petition of the inhabitants of Dennis and Yarmouth, in the State of Massachusetts, praying for the improvement of the harbor near Bass river, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Grennell, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Oliver May on the pension roll, in consideration of revolutionary services.

On motion of Mr. Burges, Resolved, That the Comınittee on Military Pensions be directed to inquire into the justice and expediency of placing on the pension roll of the United States William Johnson, Samuel Kimball, David Arnold, Samuel Eastforth, Stephen Young, Samuel Currie, and Benajah Sweet, each of whom served either in the land or naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war.

On motion of Mr. Pearce, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the patent laws as to require patentees to give public notice of all patents to them issued.

On motion of Mr. Barber, Resolved, that the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to David Frink for boarding prisoners captured by the United States' sloop of war Trumbull, commanded by David Jewit, in the year 1800.

On motion of Mr. Everett, of Vermont, Resolved, that the Committee on Internal Improvements be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the convention held at Windsor, in the State of Vermont, in relation to the navigation of Connecticut river, presented on the 14th instant, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Taylor, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Humphrey Brown on the roll of revolutionary pensioners.

On motion of Mr. Gilmore, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing James Cutchlow, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension list.

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Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing such appropriation by the United States as may be sufficient to turnpike the mail road between Rockville and the Monocacy bridge, in Maryland, and into the expediency of having said road made under the superintendence of the United States' engineers, and, when completed, to be transferred to the president and directors of the Washington Turnpike Company, on the express condition that no higher tolls shall be collected on the part of the road made by the United States than will suffice to keep the road in perfect repair, and pay the salaries of toll gatherers.

Mr. Trezvant moved the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to report a bill to reduce the existing duties on imported goods, to take effect after the payment of the public debt, so as to raise a revenue adequate to the support of the Government under an economical administration of its affairs.

This resolution being read, Mr. Condict moved the question of consideration:

And on the question, Will the House now proceed to consider the said resolution?

73, It was decided in the negative, Nays,

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

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, Robert W. Barnwell, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Jacob Crocheron, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Édward B. Dudley, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Henry Hubbard, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, William D. Martin, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, William T. Nuckolls, John Merçer Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Jesse Speight, James Standefer, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Gulian C. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, and Joseph F. Wingate.—73.

Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Par-

ber, Isaac C. Bates, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Elias Brown, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorham, George Grennell

, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Jonathan Jennings, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Ebenezer F. Norton, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, Gershom Powers, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young. -111.

On motion of Mr. Mitchell, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of erecting a light-house on or near Turkey point, at the mouth of Elk river, Cecil county, Maryland.

On motion of Mr. Allen, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Daniel Edmonds, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension list.

On motion by Mr. Deberry, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of John Barmer, of Montgomery county, North Carolina, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension roll of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Speight, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be directed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation by law for erecting a floating light at or near Brant Island shoal, North Carolina.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolutions moved by Mr. T'rezvant on the 5th of January, instant, proposing an amendment to the rules of the House; and the said resolutions being again read, were agreed to by the House.

Mr. Drayton moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upor the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House whether the existing laws do not provide for a greater number of cadets at the United States' military academy, than is consistent with the objects for which it was established; and, if so, that he do report a plan and organization of that academy, corresponding with the alterations and reductions which may be deemed expedient.

Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upon the table, viz:

Resolved, that the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House what measures have been taken to carry into effect the provisions of an act providing for the printing and binding sixty thousand copies of the Abstract of Infantry Tactics, including Manæuvres of Light Infantry and Riflemen, and for other purposes, approved the 2d day of March, 1829.

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the House on the 6th instant, in relation to the removal of obstructions at the Swash near Ocracock bar, in the State of North Carolina; which letter was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the House on the 7th of January, instant, in relation to the Cumberland road, now constructing within the State of Indiana; which letter was read, and laid upon the table.

III. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting an abstract of the licenses to trade with the Indians, granted by the superintendents and agents during the year ending the 30th September, 1830, prepared in obedience to the act of May 6, 1822; which letter was read, and laid upon the table. IV.

A leiter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting a list of the names of the clerks employed in the Navy Department, and in the office of the Commissioners of the Navy, during the year 1830, with the compensa. tion allowed to each; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

V. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a list of the names of the clerks employed in the various offices of the Treasury Department during the year 1830, with the compensation allowed to each; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

VI. A letter from the Governor of the State of Georgia, enclosing the following resolutions, viz:

IN SENATE. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representalives in General Assembly convened, That our Senators in Congress be, and they are hereby, instructed, and our Representatives requested, to vote against all measures calculated to aid or foster a system of internal improvements.

And be il further resolved, That His Excellency the Governor be, and he is hereby, requested to communicate copies of these resolutions to each branch of the federal legislature, and to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress. Read and agreed to, December 22, 1830.

THOMAS STOCKS, Presideni.
Attest: Joax A. COTABERT, Secretary.
Read and concurred in, 220 December, 1830.

ASBURY HALL, Speaker.
Attest: W*. C. Dawson, Clerk.
Approved, 230 December, 1830.

GEORGE R. GILMER, Governa.

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