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No. 431. A bill for the relief of William Clower; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Taylor reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bills be engrossed, and severally read a third time on Monday next.

Bills from the Senate, of the following titles, viz:

No. 33. An act to authorize the inhabitants of the State of Louisiana to enter the back lands;

No. 137. An act to create the office of Surveyor of the public lands for the State of Louisiana; were, severally, read the first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

The resolution from the Senate in relation to certain evidences to be admitted by the several Executive Departments in the adjudication of all claims under any act of Congress of the United States, was read the first and second time, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1831. Memorials praying Congress to repeat 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; and, also, that the Indians may be protected in the possession of their lands, and in the enjoyment of all rights secured to them by treaties entered into between said Indians and the United States, were, severally, presented as follows, viz:

By Mr. Crowninshield, of inhabitants of Salem, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Grennell, of inhabitants of the town of Colerain, in the county of Franklin, and of the town of Williamsburg, in the county of Hampshire, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. John Davis, of inhabitants of the towns of Hardwick and Ward, in the county of Worcester, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Bates, of inhabitants of the towras of Springfield and Westfield, in the county of Hampden, of the town of East Hampton, in the county of Hampshire, and of the town of Hinsdale, in the county of Berkshire, all in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Edward Everett, of inhabitants of Byfield parish, in the county of Essex, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. William L. Storrs, of inhabitants of the town of Southington, in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Ingersoll, of inhabitants of the town of Greenwich, in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Huntington, of inhabitants of the county of Litchfield, 'in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Beekman, of inhabitants of the township of Smithfield, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Horace Everett, of inhabitants of Hartford, in the county of Windsor, in the State of Vermont.

By Mr. Angel, of inhabitants of the town of Exeter, in the county of Otsego, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Hawkins, of inhabitants of the town of Potsdam, in the county of St. Lawrence, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Pierson, of inhabitants of the town of Orange, in the county of Essex, in the State of New Jersey.

By Mr. Childs, of inhabitants of the township of Henrietta, in the State of New York.

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

By Mr. Miller, of inhabitants of the counties of Philadelphia and Montgomery, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Doddridge, of inhabitants of the town of Wheeling, in the State of Virginia.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the town of Huntsburg, in the county of Geauga, of the towns of Windham, Attwater, and Charleston, in the county of Portage, and of the town of Youngstown, in the county of Trumbull, in the State of Ohio. • By Mr. Ramsey, of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania.

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

Mr. Jarvis presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Surry, in the State of Maine, praying that means may be devised, and measures adopted, for the removal of the Indians now residing east of the river Mississippi to the west of that river, and for their protection, as the means best calculated to preserve the race of red men; which memorial was also referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Memorials praying Congress to pass an act prohibiting the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day, were, severally, presented, as follows:

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

By Mr. Eager, of inhabitants of the county of Orange, in the State of New York.

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

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

By Mr. Denny, of inhabitants of the county of Alleghany, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. John Thomson, of inhabitants of the township of St. Clair, in the county of Columbiana, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the town of Charleston, in the county of Portage, and of the town of Youngstown, in the county of Trumbull, in the State of Ohio.

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

Memorials praying Congress to pass no law respecting the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day, were, severally, presented, as follows:

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

By Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, of inhabitants of the townships of Brimfield, Charleston, Randolph, Shalersville, Streetsborough, Austintown, and Ravenna, in the county of Portage, in the State of Ohio.

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

By Mr. Shields, of inhabitants of the county of Butler, 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.

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

Mr. Findlay presented a memorial of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, being Jews, of the seed of Abraham, to whom the promises and laws were given by the dispensation of angels, in behalf of themselves and such of the twelve tribes of Israel as are now, or who shall hereafter, by the blessing of God, become citizens of the United States, praying that the transportation of the mail on the seventh day, being Saturday, and the Sabbath ordained by the command of Almighty God, and inscribed by him on the tables of the divine law delivered to Moses, may be prohibited; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Mallary presented a petition of Elias Hall, of the State of Vermont;

Mr. Halsey presented a petition of John Percival, and a petition of Elihu Grant, both of the State of New York;

Mr. De Witt presented a petition of Simeon Helme, of the State of New York;

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of Henry McKee, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Dorsey presented a petition of Francis Clements, of the State of Maryland;

Mr. Holland presented a petition of Isaiah Foss, of the State of Maine;

Mr. Hunt presented a petition of Benjamin Grover, of the State of Vermont; praying that their names, respectively, may be placed on the pens i of the United States.

Mr. Strong presented a petition of Roswell Woodworth, of the State of New York, praying to be paid the arrearage of pension to which he conceives himself entitled.

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

> On motion of Mr. Sutherland, Ordered, That the petition of Edward P. Cook, presented March 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of William Plympton, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid for a quantity of gin, which, he alleges, was seized, condemned, and sold, contrary to law, for the benefit of the United States, in the year 1822.

Mr. Spencer, of New York, presented a petition of masters and owners of vessels navigating the Hudson river, and other citizens of Albany, in the State of New York, praying that a light-house may be erected at the point of Esopus Meadows, instead of the place called the “Roundout,” or Esopus ereek.

Mr. Sutherland presented a petition of ship owners and others engaged in mercantile pursuits in the city of Philadelphia, praying that a light-house may be erected on either of the points immediately at the entrance of the

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

On motion of Mr. Denny, Ordered, That the petition of John Core, presented January 11, 1817, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Polk presented a petition of John W. Perry, of the State of Tennessee, praying for a grant of a small portion of the public land, to enable him to maintain his family, his wife producing three sons at a birth.

Mr. Duncan presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, requesting Congress to appropriate one additional section of land in each township for the purposes of education.

Mr. Pettis presented a petition of inhabitants of Wayne county, in the State of Missouri, praying for donations of public lands in consideration of losses sustained by depredations of the Delaware tribe of Indians.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Pub. lic Lands.

On motion of Mr. Duncan, Ordered, That the petition of William A. Fleming, presented February 22, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Duncan presented a resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, giving the consent of that State to the passage of the Cumberland road through the said State, and requesting that the said road may be so located as to pass through the town of Alton; which resolution was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Overton presented a petition of Bernard Leonard and Jacob Black, of the State of Louisiana, praying that their claims to certain lands therein described may be confirmed; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

The Speaker laid before the House the following communications, viz:

WASHINGTON, February 21, 1831. Sir: I have received notice that I am 'appointed to a judicial office in the State of New York, and therefore resign my seat as a member of the twentyfirst Congress. You will be pleased to give notice of my resignation to the honorable body over which you preside.

With perfect esteem, &c.

ROBERT MONELL. To the Hon. ANDREW STEVENSON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WASHINGTON, February 21, 1831. SIR: I beg leave to communicate my resignation of the seat I hold as Delegate from the Territory of Michigan in the twenty-first Congress.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant.

JOHN BIDDLE. Hon. ANDREW STEVENSON,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That these communications do lie on the table.

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