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Yeas,

H. Wilde, .Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, and Ebenezer Young.--108.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, Abrahain Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Thomas H. Crawford, Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, William Drayton, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Peter Ihrie, jr., Leonard Jarvis, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Daniel H. Miller, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Charles A. Wickliffe, and Joel Yancey.--78. The main question was then put, viz: Shall the bill pass? s

9S, And passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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

Messrs. William S. Archer, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, John S. Barbour, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bales, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chilton, James Clark, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Henry C. Martindale, Charles F. Mercer, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce,

Isaac Pierson, William Ramsey, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William B. Shepard, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Test, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, and Ebenezer Young.-98.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Robert W. Barnwell, James

Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Nicholas D. Coleman, Henry W. Conner, Thomas H. Crawford, Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, Jonas Earll, jr., James Findlay, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Peter Ihrie, jr., William W. Irvin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Cave Johnson, William Kennon, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Daniel H. Miller, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William Russell, Jonan Sanford, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, Philander Stephens, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, John W. Weeks, Charles A. Wickliffe, and Joel Yancey.-93.

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

Ordered, That the bill (No. 613) further to amend the act entitled “An act to incorporate the inhabitants of the city of Washington,” passed 15th May, 1820, be engrossed, and read a third time on Monday next.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 165,) entitled "An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio hereinafter recited,” was read the first and second time, and referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 520) allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places;

And after debate thereon,
A motion was made by Mr. Wilde that the said bill do lie on the table;
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative, {Nays,

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

Messrs. Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Edmund Deberry, John D. Dickinson,

66,

Edward B. Dudley, Samuel W. Eager, George Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Thomas H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph 1. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, Abram Rencher, John Roane, William Russel, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, Jesse Speight, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, John W. Taylor, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Wil-' liams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.–66.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, John Anderson, Robert W. Barnwell, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Blair, Ratliff Boon, Elias Brown, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, Lewis Condict, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Harmar Þenny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Jonas Earll, jr., James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Jehiel H. Halsey, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Ihrie, jr., William W. Irvin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, Rufus McIntire, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, James Shields, Samuel A. Smith, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Samuel F. Vinton, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, and Joel Yancey.-87.

Further debate then arose on said bill: when

The previous question was moved by Mr. Blair, of Tennessee; 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 main question was then put, viz: Shall the bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

And passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time on Monday next.

Mr. McDuffie then moved to suspend the rules of the House, and postpone all other business, for the purpose of enabling him to make a motion, that the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to which is committed the joint resolution for amending the Constitution of the United States in relation to the election of President and Vice President, be discharged from the consideration thereof, that the same may be con sidered in the House; which motion to suspend the rules was not agreed to by two-thirds of the members present.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an account (printed) of the receipts and expenditures of the United States for the year 1829; which letter was read, and laid on the table. And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1831. Mr. Bates presented a petition of Cyprian Stevens, and a petition of Eleazer Owens, both of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Magee presented a petition of John Nash, jr., of the State of New York;

Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Benjamin Ward, of the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

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

Mr. Cahoon presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Orange and Caledonia, in the State of Vermont;

Mr. 'Stanberry presented petitions of inhabitants of the counties of Delaware and Crawford, in the State of Ohio;

Mr. Irvin presented petitions of inhabitants of the counties of Fairfield and Pickaway, in the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein named and described.

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

Mr. Hoffman presented a petition of Ezekiel Jones, of the State of New York, praying compensation for services as a soldier in the army of the revolution; which petition was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Johos presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware on the 27th January, 1831, requesting Congress to make liberal and ample provision for those surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution who served from the commencement of hostilities in 1775 to the 1st of October, 1780; which resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Johns also presented the following proceedings, adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, on the 28th of January, 1831, viz:

IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, JANUARY SESSION, 1831. The committee to whom was referred so much of the Governor's message as relates to the distribution of the revenue arising from the sale of the public lands of the Union among the several States, for the purpose of education, &c., report:

That the citizens of this state view with deep solicitude the efforts lately made in the Na. tional Legislature to deprive the Atlantic States of their just and equitable rights to the pub. lic lands of the Union-rights which they claim to hold in common with all the States, and wllich were asserted by and conceded to them at the laying of the foundation of the Constitution of the Union. It is an inheritance which they claim as the purchase of their treasures and of their blood, and is too bighly appreciated by them to be relinquished without an equivalent, and too dearly bought to be wantonly lavished away.

The citizens of Delaware have beheld with pain and anxiety attempts which have lately been made in Congress thus to deprive them of a conceded right, and dissipate the revenue derivable from those lands, by forcing sales within a short period of time and at mere nominal prices. They consider such a scheme as nothing less than a virtual alienation of their right, and a wanton sacrifice of their interest to the cupidity and avarice of speculators, many of whom, it would seem, are as mercenary and unprincipled in their views as they are active and vociferous in their support of them. The people of Delaware look forward to the time when the national debt shall have been liquidated (to the payment of which the revenue accruing from the sales of the public lands is pledged) as a suitable and auspicious period, after which the said revenue may be distributed among the several States of the Union, for the purpose of extending the means of education, and thereby promoting the general wel. fare of the Union, strengthening its bands, and perpetuating its blessings. Your committee would, therefore, recommend the adoption of the following resolutions:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General As. sembly met, That this Legislature views with a jealous eye every attempt to make a partial distribution of the public lands of the Union among the States, whether by direct grant to a State, or by nominal sales at reduced prices to the citizens thereof.

Resolved, That, in the opinion of this General Assembly, the revenue arising from the sale of the public lands of the Union ought to be distributed among the several States, for the purpose of extending the means of education throughout the republic, as soon as the liquidation of the national debt shall warrant the same.

Resolved, That our Senators and Representative in the National Legislature be, and they are hereby, requested to exert themselves to procure such an appropriation of the funils available from the sales of those lands, as sball foster and promote the cause of education throughout the Union.

Resolved, that this General Assembly do approve most heartily the manly and able stand maintained by our representation in the Senate of the United States in detending and sus. taining the right and interest of the State upon the question of the disposal of the western domains of the Union.

Resolved, That the foregoing report and resolutions be signed by the Speakers of the Senate and of the House of Representatives respectively, and that a copy be transmitted to each of our Senators and to our Representative in Congress, and that the Executive of each State be furnished with a copy by the Governor, and requested to lay the same before their respective Legislatures.

JOSHUA BURTON,
Sepeaker of the House of Representatives.
P. SPRUANCE, Jr.,

Speaker of the Senale.
Adopted at Dover, January 28th, 1831.
Ordered, That the said proceedings do lie on the table.

Mr. Lyon presented a petition of sundry citizens of the United States engaged in commerce on the western waters, praying Congress to construct and endow a national hospital on the Ohio river, to be located within a day's sail above the mouth of that river; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Boon presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Indiana, praying that the land office for the district of Crawfordsville may be removed to the town of Lafayette; which petition was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying for the aid of the Government of the United States in

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