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executive papers, reports of committees, and other documents, from the commencement of the eighteenth to the close of the present Congress; the same to be printed for the use of the members.

On motion of Mr. Brown, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of Jacob Bosworth, John M. Fought, and Churchill Gibbs, and that they lie on the table.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate concur in the amendment of this House to the bill (No. 79) entitled “ An act for the relief of William Burris, of Mississippi. The Senate have passed the bill of this House, (No. 34:3,) entitled "An act making appropriations for the completion and support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia," with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Broadhead, Ordered, That the petition of Benjamin Conner, from the consideration of which the Commitiee on Military Pensions was this day discharged, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. White, of New York, for printing six thousand additional copies of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the expediency of repealing the 25th section of the act to establish the judicial courts of the United States;

And, after further debate, the hour allotted by the rules for the consideration of reports and motions expired.

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:
I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting-

A statement of contracts authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury during the year 1830;

A statement of contracts relative to light-houses, Roating lights, beacons, buoys, stakeages, &c.;

A statement of payments made according to law at the Treasury of the United States, during the year 1830, for the discharge of miscellaneous claims not otherwise provided for;

A statement of contracts and purchases made by collectors for the revenue service during the year 1829;

A statement of the expenditures from the marine hospital fund, for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, during the year 1829.

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

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, stating that there is due the commissioner for surveying the route of the Cumberland road from Zanesville to the seat of Government of Missouri, a balance of $265 85, for the payment of which it is necessary that an appropriation shall be made; which letter was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

III. A report from the Postmaster General of the causes of the irregularity in the arrival of the eastern mail, to what the failure is owing, and what remedy can be provided to prevent the delay;" which report was read, and laid on the table.

IV. A letter from the Postmaster General, transmitting a list of the names of the clerks employed in the General Post Office during the year 1830, with the compensation of each; which was read, and laid on the table.

V. A memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan, upon the subject of the production of silk, and praying that four townships of land may be granted to the Council of said Territory, to be appropriated

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alone to the purposes necessary to promote the cultivation of the mulberry tree, and the production of silk; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

A motion was made by Mr. McDuffie that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the bill (No. 82) to compensate Susan Decatur, widow and legal representative of Captain Stephen Decatur, deceased, and others; And the question being put, S

102, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William S. Archer, Benedict Arnold, Daniel L Barringer, Robert E B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, Peter I. Borst, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, 1 ristam Burges, Churchill C. Cambreieng, John Campbell, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condici, Richard Coulter, R.bert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawiordi, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D). Dickinson, Clement Dorsey, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwignt, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, Etwurd Evereit, Horace Everett, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas t'. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Henry Hi Gurley, Jehiel H. Haisey, Charies E. Haynes, Joseph tienphul, Thomas Hinas, Javies L Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. tiowaru, Henry liubhard, Peter Thrie, jr, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Care Johnson, William Kennon, Pryor Lea, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Rusus McIntire, Charles F Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Vuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Duvee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, Abram Rencher, Robert S. Rose, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, Starling Tucker, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and Ephraim K. Wilson.—102.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Henry Daniel, John Davis, Robert Desha, Philip Doddridge, Joseph "Draper, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Isaac Pier

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son, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, William Stanberry, James Standefer, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-80.

And, on motion of Mr. Hoffman, it was

Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to a Committee of the whole House, and made the order for this day,

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cambreleng reported the said bill with amendments.

The said amendments were read, and the two first thereof were concurred in by the House.

The question then recurred on concurring in the third amendment, viz: From the end of the first section of the said bill, viz:

- That the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, as a full compensation and remuneration to Susan Decatur, widow and representative of the late Captain Stephen Decatur, the commander, and to the officers and crew of the United States schooner Intrepid, for the capture and destruction of the Tripolitan frigate, late the United States frigate Philadelphia, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be distributed among the officers and men according to the provisions of the prize act,

Strike out the following, “to be distributed among the officers and men according to the provisions of the prize act;" And the question being put to agree to this amendment,

97,

. 68, 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, John Anderson, John Bailey, Robert W. Barnwell, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Robert Craig, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon. Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, Wilson Lumpkin, Alem Marr, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, James Shields,

It passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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Jesse Speight, John B. Sterigere, John Thomson, Starling Tucker, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yancey.-97.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, John Blair, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, James Clark, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, Joseph Duncan, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Chauncey Forward, George Grennell, jr., Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, George Loyall, Chittenden Lyon, Rollin C. Mallary, Henry C. Martindale, Daniel H. Miller, John M. Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, John Reed, Abram Rencher, William Russel, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, Thomas H. Sill, Michael C. Sprigg, James Standefer, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, James Strog, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.-68. · Whereupon

The previous question was moved by Mr. Wilde; and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now put?

And passed in the affirmative.

The said main question was then put, viz: Shall the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

s Yeas, And was decided in the negative,

81, Nays,

89. 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, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard Coulter, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Ralph 1. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Pryor Lea, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, John Taliaferro, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Campbell

P. White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and
Ephraim K. Wilson.--81.
Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Thomas T. Bouldin, William Cahoon, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Thomas Davenport, John Davis, Robert Desha, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, Joseph Duncan, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Nathan Gaither, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hant. Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, George Loyali, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Daniel H. Miller, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, William Ramsey, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William Russel, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, James Standefer, Henry R. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.-89.

And so the said bill was rejected.

A motion was then made by Mr. Doddridge that the House do reconsider the vote on the question, Shall the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

And pending the question on this motion,
The House adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1831.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 17. An act authorizing the sale of a tract of land therein named;

No. 35. An act to authorize the transportation of merchandise by land or by water, with the benefit of debenture;

No. 47. An act to amend the act entitled “ An act to quiet the titles of certain purchasers of land between the lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the State of Ohio,” approved the 26th of May, 18 30;

No. 105. An act for the relief of William Smith, administrator of John Taylor, deceased;

No. '89. An act to amend the 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;

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

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