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No. 220. An act for the relief of the heirs at law of Richard Livingston, a Canadian refugee;

No. 222. An act for the relief of Henry H. Tuckerman;
No. 223. An act for the relief of Mary H. Hawkins;
No. 228. An act for the relief of John Lord;

No. 232. An act for the relief of the children of Charles Comb, or Cohm, and his late wife Margarite, previously Margarite Dozi;

No. 238. An act to compensate David Kilbourn for services rendered;
No. 245. An act for the relief of John Sapp;
No. 246. An act for the relief of William J. Quincy and Charles E.Quincy;
No. 247. An act for the relief of George Innis;
No. 249. An act for the relief of Collin McLachlan;
No. 250. An act for the relief of John Buhler, of Louisiana;
No. 251. An act for the relief of Susanna McHugh;
No. 252. An act for the relief of Dorothy Wells;
No. 253. An act for the relief of Eugene Borrell;
No. 256. An act for the relief of George E. Tingle;
No. 258. An act for the relief of Thomas F. Cornell;
No. 435. An act for the relief of William Tharp;

No. 476. An act for the relief of Peter Peck; 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. 423) for the relief of Samuel Keep, was read the third time, and passed.

The title of said bill was amended to read 6 An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Samuel Keep, deceased.”

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

The bill from the Senate, (No. 89,) entitled “ An act to amend an act granting certain relinquished and unappropriated lands to the State of Alabama, for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Tennessee, Coosa, Cahawba, and Black Warrior rivers, approved the 23d day of May, 1828," was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the amendments of the Se. nate to the bill (No. 210) entitled “ An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes;” and the said amendments being read, the three first were agreed to by the House;

And pending the question on the fourth amendment,
The House adjourned until Monday next.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1831. Mr. Evans, of Maine, presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Winthrop, in the county of Kennebec, in the State of Maine, praying that slavery in the District of Columbia may be abolished.

Mr. Washington presented a petition of the corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, praying that the corporate limits of said town may be extended so as to give jurisdiction over a part of a tract of land called “Pretty Prospect,” recently purchased by said corporation as a site for their poor house.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Butman presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Maine, re. siding on the post route between Monson and Bangor;

Mr. Butman presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Garland, in the State of Maine;

Mr. Cahoon presented a petition of inhabitants of the townships of Corinth, Bradford, Topsham, and Newbury, in Orange county, and of Groton, Ryegate, and Peacham, in Caledonia county, in the State of Vermont; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein described.

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

Mr. Monell presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Broome, in the State of New York;

Mr. Sill presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Crawford and Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein described

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

On motion of Mr. Letcher, Ordered, That the petition of William McBride, presented February 10, 1818, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Holland presented a petition of Benjamin Berry, of the State of Maine;

Mr. Broadhead presented a petition of Asa Marston, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Richardson presented a petition of Josiah Leonard, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Bailey presented a petition of William Draper, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Horace Everett presented a petition of Samuel Spaulding, of the State of Vermont;

Mr. Swist presented a petition of James Little, and a petition of Jonathan Been, of the State of Vermont;

Mr. De Witt presented a petition of Henry Cramer, of the State of New York;

Mr. Finch presented a petition of James White, and a petition of Gustavus Stoughton, both of the State of New York;

Mr. Swan presented a petition of Recompense Stanberry, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Thomas Irwin presented a petition of Peter Patterson, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Thomas Irwin presented a petition of William McFarland, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Lamar presented a petition of Nicholas Streegle, of the State of Georgia;

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of Nehemiah Brush, of the State of Illinois;

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of John Snyder, of the State of Illinois; praying, respectively, that their names may be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Hoffman presented a petition of Daniel Palmer, praying for an increase of his pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Richardson presented a petition of manufacturers of cut nails in the town of Plymouth, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that a drawback may be allowed on the exportation of nails made of imported iron, equal to the duty paid on the importation of the iron; which petition was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Southampton, in the county of Hampshire, and State of Massachusetts, praying that the act of the last session of Congress, providing for an exchange of lands with certain Indian tribes, and for their removal and permanent settlement west of the river Mississippi, may be repealed, that treaties heretofore made with the Indians may be inviolably observed; and that the said Indians may be protected in the enjoyment of their lands; and in all the rights secured to them by engagements entered into between said Indians and the United States.

Ordered, That the consideration of said memorial be postponed until Monday next, the 14th instant.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Ordered, That the petition of William Tryon, presented March 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Hawkins, Ordered, That the petitions of inhabitants of the county of Jefferson, in the State of New York, presented at the last session of Congress, praying for the construction of a harbor at the mouth of Sandy creek, on lake Ontario, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Speight presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Beaufort, in the State of North Carolina, praying that the port of Beaufort may be put on an equal footing, as it respects commercial transactions, as the port of Ocracock, in said State; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Taylor presented a petition of William Eaton, of the State of New York, praying to be paid for certain baking utensils and other property, which were destroyed by the British forces on the capture of fort Niagara, in the late war, while he was employed in baking bread for troops of the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Washington presented a petition of clerks in the offices of the Commissary General of Subsistence, the Quartermaster General, the Adjutant General, and in the Engineer and Ordnance offices, attached to the Department of War, praying for an increase of compensation.

Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of the clerks in the office of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury Department, praying for an increase of compensation.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Taliaferro présented a memorial of Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, an officer in the navy of the United States, setting forth that he received a wound in the service in the year 1914; that he applied to be placed on the list of naval pensioners in June, 1815; that he was placed on said list in February, 1828, at a sum less than he is entitled to claim; and praying that his pension may be allowed him from 1815, the date of his first application, and that the rate of pension may be increased to the sum to which he conceives himself fairly entitled.

Mr. Kincaid presented a petition of Anthony Gale, late lieutenant colonel commandant of the marine corps of the United States, praying to be placed on the list of navy pensioners.

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Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. White, of Florida, presented a resolution of the legislative council of the Territory of Florida, requesting that the number of members of the said council may be increased to eighteen; which resolution was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Bates presented a petition of James Raven, of the State of Massachusetts, praying that the bounty in land to which he is entitled for services as a soldier in the army of the revolution, may be granted to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Whittlesey presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, praying for the aid of the Government of the United States in constructing a road from Wellsville, on the river Ohio, to Cleveland, on Lake Erie.

Mr. Vance presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, against the making of the towns of Dayton and Eaton points in the location of the Cumberland road now constructing through that State.

Mr. Coleman presented a petition of the president and directors of the Maysville, Washington, Paris, and Lexington turnpike road company, in the State of Kentucky, praying for the assistance of the General Government in the construction of said road, for which assistance said company propose to permit one line of mail stages to pass and repass over said road daily, until the amount of the grant shall be refunded and paid, with interest, to the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorial, remonstrance, and petition be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Vinton presented a petition of James Ashcroft, of the State of Obio, representative of John Ashcroft, deceased, praying that the right of preeniption in the purchase of a certain tract of land, entered by the said John Ashcroft in his lifetime, may be granted to his representative until 4th of July, 1933, upon paying for the same at the minimum price of public lands, in addition to the sum heretofore paid by the said John Ashcroft.

Mr. Thomson, of Ohio presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Stark and Wayne, in the State of Ohio, praying that certain public lands may be granted them, to aid in draining certain low and marshy lands in said counties.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying that those persons who aided in the defence of the frontiers of that State in the late war with Great Britain may be compensated by grants of land.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying that a certain William D. Brown may be paid for improvements made by him on a tract of land granted by Congress to the heirs of Nicholas Jarrott, deceased, in the year 1821.

Mr. Pettis presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Randolph and Howard, in the State of Missouri, praying that a tract of public land may be granted to a certain David Duncan, who is poor and helpless, with a family of fifteen small children to support.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Kalamaroo, in the Territory of Michigan, praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of the public lands on which they reside may be granted to them. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the

Public Lands.

Mr. Bouldin presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Buckingham, in the State of Virginia, praying that the aid of the General Government may be extended to the American Colonization Society, either by a grant of money, or by employing a part of the naval force in transporting emigrants to the colony in Africa; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 412) to amend an act in addition to an act prohibiting the slave trade.

Mr. Nuckolls presented a petition of inhabitants of the States of North Carolina and South Carolina, praying for the establishment of a post route therein described; which petition was laid on the table.

Mr. Kennon presented memorials of inhabitants of the county of Morgan, in the State of Ohio, praying that the duty on imported salt may be restored which memorials were laid on the table.

Memorials praying Congress to repeal the act passed at the last session of Congress, providing for an exchange of lands with certain Indian tribes, and for their removal and permanent settlement west of the river Mississippi; also, that the Indians may be protected in the enjoyment of their lands, and in all the rights and privileges secured to them by treaties entered into between said Indians and the United States, were severally presented as follows:

By Mr. Wingate, of inhabitants of New Castle and its vicinity, in the State of Maine.

By Mr. Evans, of Maine, of inhabitants of the town of Winthrop, in the county of Kennebec, in the State of Maine.

By Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, of inhabitants of the town of Worcester, in the county of Worcester, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Kendall, of inhabitants of the town of Barre, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Storrs, of Connecticut, of inhabitants of the city of Middletown, in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Ellsworth, of inhabitants of the town of Suffield, in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Finch, of inhabitants of the county of Essex, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Condict, of inhabitants of the town of Lisle, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Sutherland, of inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Crawford, of inhabitants of the county of Adams, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Bartley, of inhabitants of the town of Elyria, in the county of Lorain, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the town of Hampden, in the coun. ty of Geauga; of the towns of Springfield, Franklin, Freedom, and Twinsburg, in the county of Portage; and of the town of Kingsville, in the county of Ashtabula, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, of inhabitants of the county of Stark, in the State of Ohio.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

· Mr. Anderson presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the town of Freeport, in the county of Cumberland, in the State of Maine, against the memo

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