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By Mr. Bates, of inhabitants of the town of Amherst, in the county of Hampshire, and of the ladies of the town of Monson, in the county of Hampden, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Hunt, of inhabitants of the town of Dorset, in the county of Bennington, in the State of Vermont.

By Mr. Cahoon, of inhabitants of the town of St. Johnsbury, in the county of Caledonia, in the State of Vermont, and of inhabitants of other parts of said State.

By Mr. Mallary, of inhabitants of the town of Pittsford, in the State of Vermont.

By Mr. Denny, of inhabitants of the city of Pittsburg and its vicinity, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the town of Claridon, in the county of Geauga, of the town of Mustinburg, in the county of Ashtabula, and of the towns of Rootstown and Brimfield, in the county of Portage, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Childs, of inhabitants of the town of Mount Morris, in the county of Livingston, and of the town of Mendon, in the county of Monroe, in the State of New York.

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

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

Memorials praying that the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath day may be prohibited, were presented, as follows, viz:

By Mr. McCreery, of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Sill, of inhabitants of Mercer county, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Denny, of inhabitants of the counties of Alleghany and Beaver, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of Rootstown, in the county of Portage,

State of Ohio. By Mr. Baylor, of inhabitants of the Fork, in Greene county, in the State of Alabama.

By Mr. Biddle, of inhabitants of the Territory of Michigan.

Memorials praying Congress to pass no law to prohibit the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath day, were presented, as follows:

By Mr. Doudridge, of inhabitants of the county of Ohio, in the State of Virginia.

By Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, of inhabitants of the town of Milton, in the county of Trumbull, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, of inhabitants of the county of Windham, in the State of Vermont.

By Mr. Russel, of inhabitants of the county of Brown, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Shields, of inhabitants of the counties of Butler and Warren, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Leavitt, of inhabitants of the county of Harrison, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the county of Geauga, in the State of Ohio,

By Mr. Baylor, of inhabitants of the State of Alabama.

By Mr. Duncan, of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Hemphill presented a memorial of merchants and traders of the city of Philadelphia, praying that provision may be made for improving the navigation of Back creek; which memorial was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill for the improvement of the navigation of said creek.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Resolved, That the letter of the Secretary of War relating to Fort Gansevoort be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, and that they be directed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Secretary of War to dispose of the said fortress, together with the land conveyed to the United States by John Jacob Astor, of New York.

Mr. White, of Louisiana, moved the following resolution; and the rule requiring it to lie on the table one day being dispensed with by unanimous consent, it was read, and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury communicate to this House a copy of the correspondence had last year with the representative of the first district of Louisiana, relative to the public sales of land, which took place at New Orleans in November last, with a copy of the amount of sales.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report from the Director of the Mint of the assays made at the Mint during the year 1930, of foreign gold and silver coins; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting an abstract of the general annual return of the militia of the United States, together with an abstract of arms, accoutrements, and ammunition of the militia; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 107. An act for the relief of Thomas Porter, ot Indiana;

No. 112. An act to provide for the removal of certain Indians from the State of Missouri;

No. 113. An act to authorize the appointment of a subagent to the Winnebago Indians on Rock river;

No. 114. An act for the relief of Abner Slade;

No. 125. An act granting a quantity of land to the Territory of Arkansas for the erection of a public building at the seat of Government of said Territory; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The Speaker announced that the subject for consideration of the House, was the memorial from inhabitants of the town of Southampton, in the county of Hampshire, in the State of Massachusetts, presented by Mr. Edward Everett on the 7th instant, and laid on the table, under the rule, when,

On motion of Mr. Vinton, a call of the House was ordered; And the roll being called over by the Clerk, 194 members answered to their names, viz:

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bart

ley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, 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, John Davis, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, 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., Henry H. Gurley, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Kensey Johns; jr., Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindaie, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C Washington, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young

Further proceedings in the said call were then dispensed with.

A motion was made by Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, that the said memorial be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs, with instructions to report a bill making further provision for executing the laws of the United States on the subject of intercourse with the Indian tribes; and, also, for the faithful observance of the treaties between the United States and the said tribes.

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The question, Will the House now consider the said motion? was demanded by Mr. Wickliffe;

And the said question being put,
It passed in the affirmative, {Nays,

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

Messrs. William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, Edward B. Dudley, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, Joseph Fry, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Adam King, Robert P. Letcher, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis 'Maxwell, William McCreery, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, William T. Nuckolls, Isaac Pierson, William Ramsey, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, William Stanberry, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young. -100.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, Jonn Broadhead, Elias Brown, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Henry W. Conner, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Jonas Earll, jr., James Findlay, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Jacob Č. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton,

John

M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Gershom
Powers, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, James
Shields, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, James Standefer, John B. Steri-
gere, Philander Stephens, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Starling
Tucker, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Charles A. Wickliffe, and
Joel Yancey.-93.

The question was then stated to agree to the said motion;
And after debate thereon,
The House adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1831.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Military Pensions, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That this House will devote Wednesday next, the 16th instant, to the consideration of bills and reports on the subject of military pensions.

A motion was made by Mr. Speight that the said resolution do lie on the table; which motion was disagreed to by the House.

A motion 'was made by Mr. Drayton that the consideration of the said resolution be postponed until Tuesday next.

The previous question was then moved by Mr. Taylor; 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 question on the said resolution was then divided;
And on the question to agree to so much thereof as relates to bills,
It passed in the affirmative.

The question was then put to agree to so much thereof as relates to reports,

And was decided in the negative.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 104,) entitled “ An act for the relief of John Gough, and other Canadian volunteers,” reported the same without amendment. Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Henry Barbey, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Shields, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 79. An act for the relief of William Burris, of Mississippi;

No. 68. An act to alter and amend “ An act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive;"

No. 142. An act respecting the jurisdiction of certain district courts;

No. 481. An act to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes;

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