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Mr. Irvin withdrew his said motion. It was then

Ordered, That the amendments to the said bill be engrossed, and that the said bill

be read a third time to-morrow. The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 63) for the erection of a national armory upon the western waters.

A motion was made by Mr. Denny to amend the said bill by striking out the following words, viz: "select the site for a national armory upon the western waters,” and inserting the following, viz: “ a national armory upon the land belonging to the United States near Pittsburg, or upon any other site which he may select in its vicinity; or, if water power shall be preferred, then to select a site for the said armory at the falls of Big Beaver, in Pennsylvania.”

The previous question was moved by Mr. Standefer; 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 bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

79, And passed in the affirmative,

S Yeas,
Nays,

70. 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, John Blair, Ratliff Boon, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, Churchill c. Cambreleng, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Richard Coulter, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., John Davis, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Jonathan Jennings, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Chittenden Lyon, Henry C. Martindale, William McCreery, Rufus McIntire, Charles, F. Mercer, Daniel H. , Miller, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, William Ramsey, Jonah Sanford, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, John Test, John Thomson, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yancey. -79.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, James Blair, Elias Brown, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Edmund Deberry, Edward B. Dudley, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, Thomas F. Foster, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. How ard, Thomas H. Hughes, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, James Lent, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, George E. Mitchell, William T. Nuckolls, Isaac Pierson, Robert Potter, James F. Randolph, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William Russel, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Richard Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, Samuel Swan, John W. Taylor. Phineas L. Tracy, Starling Tucker, James M. Wayne, Charles A. Wicklifie, Lewis Williams, and Ephraim K. Wilson.-70.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 336) for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States; and after further amendments had been made to the said bill, it was

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time to-mor

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary, viz:

February 22, 1831. To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit to Congress a letter from Mr. Rhind, stating the circumstances under which he received the four Arabian horses that were brought by him to the United States from Turkey. His letter will enable Congress to decide what ought to be done with them.

· ANDREW JACKSON.

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The said message and letter were read, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Wayne, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the joint resolution dironting a scription for the stereotype edition of the laws of the Unied States propos d to be published by Duff Green, be discharged, and that the said resolution be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Wayne, Ordered, That the memorial of Gales and Seaton, upon the subject of a subscription to an edition of public documents which they propose to publish, be referred to the Committee on the Library.

And then the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1831.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 112,) entitled “ An act to provide for the removal of certain Indians from the State of Missouri,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 113,) entitled “ An act to authorize the appointment of a subagent to the Winnebago Indians on Rock river,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

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

Mr. Crawford, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Elizabeth Eaton, widow of General William Eaton, deceased; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. De Witt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of James S. Campbell, which was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 119) further to amend the act entitled “ An act to reduce into one the several acts establishing and regulating the Post Office Department, be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Vinton, Ordered, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be discharged from the further consideration of the inquiry into the expediency of making an appropriation for surveying the Delaware, Raritan, and Passaic rivers, with a view to their improvement for purposes of navigation; and that the Committee on Commerce be directed to make the said inquiry.

On motion of Mr. Vinton, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from the consideration of the bill (No. 637) declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, and to authorize the States of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to take charge of the United States road within their several limits; and that the further consideration of said bill be postponed until to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Archer, Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorials of Philip Bessom, and of the heirs and representatives of Rambaud and Basmarin, (of France,) and that they lie on the table.

Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to which were referred sundry memorials of claimants under the late convention between the United States and his Majesty the King of Denmark, signed at Copenhagen on the 28th of March, 1930, in relation to the Danish brigantine Henrick, made an unfavorable report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Denny, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Constante Breau; which was read, and laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Sterigere, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of David Shower, senior, and others, of Tennessee, referred on the 17th December, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Young, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Sarah Easton and Dorothy Storer, accompanied by a bill (No. 646) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Comunittee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Young, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Jonathan Coffin, Sarah Mahan, David Sanderson, and Robert Wilmot, and that they lie on the table.

Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of the legal representatives of David Dardin, deceased, accompanied by a bill (No. 647) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Dickinson, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of James Ravens, the legal representatives of Caleb Lincoln, William R. Withers, and Alexander Williams, and that the said cases do lie on the table.

Mr. Sutherland, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of James Marsh, accompanied by a bill (No. 648) 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. Varnum, Ordered, That the select committee appointed on the memorial of Elisha Bigelow be discharged, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

Mr. Letcher, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, to which were referred memorials from inhabitants of the States of Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri, praying that an appropriation may be made for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio river, so as to render the same navigable at all seasons of the year, made a favorable report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. White, of New York, directing the printing of 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 of the House for the consideration of reports and motions expired.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating 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 record of the sales, called for by the House on the 14th instant; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a communication of John D'Homergue, upon the subject of the raising of mulberry trees and the production of silk; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 50,) entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to make compensation to the heirs of Taliaferro Livingston and Francis W. Armstrong, for the maintenance of fifteen Africans illegally imported into the United States;”

And the question being put, Shall the said bill pass?
It passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 522. An act for the relief of the sureties of Amos Edwards;
No. 642. An act for the relief of John Bosseler, his heirs or assigns;
No. 602. An act for the relief of Clarissa B. Harrison;

No. 643. An act for the relief of John McDonough; were, severally, read the third time, and passed.

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

The bill from the Senate, (No. 43,) entitled “ An act supplementary to an act passed on the 31st March, 1830, entitled 6 An act for the relief of purchasers of public lands, and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of the lands of the United States,'” was read the third time, and passed as amended

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

An engrossed bill (No. 63) for the erection of a national armory on the western waters, was read the third time; and the question was stated, Shall the bill pass? when

A motion was made by Mr. Lea that the said bill recommitted to the Committee on Military Affairs, wiih instructions so to ide it the same as that the said armory shall be located “as near the southeastern part of the Union as an eligible site can be had.”

Whereupon,

A motion was made by Mr. Wickliffe to amend www.sait motion to recommit, by striking out the amendment proposed by Nir. Lea, and so to amend the said bill as that the President shall submit to this house the place which he may select as the site of the said armory, for the final ratification of Congress;

And after debate thereon,
A motion was made by Mr. Vance that the said bill do lie on the table;
And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

An engrossed bill, (No. 336,) entitled “ An act for the relief of certain insolvent debors of the United States,” was read the third time; And on the question, Shall the bill pass? 5 Yeas,

130, It passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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

Messrs. Willis Alston, John Anderson, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, Jaries Findlay, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry,

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