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constructing a road from Vincennes to Chicago; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying that said General Assembly may be authorized to sell the lands granted by the United States for the use of common schools in that State, and that the said State may be authorized to surrender to the United States the township granted for the use of a seminary of learning, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Pettis presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, upon the subject of the boundary between that State and the Indian tribes; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Pettis presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, praying that the Cumberland road may be so located as to cross the Mississippi river at St. Louis, instead of Alton, as prayed for by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Pettis presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, praying that an alteration may be made in the entry of public lands in that State, so as to authorize the entry of the north or south half of quarter sections, or forty acres in any corner of a section; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Pettis presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, praying that a board of commissioners may be constituted for the purpose of effecting a final settlement of private claims to land within that State; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Cooper and Mr. Hughes severally presented memorials from inhabitants of the State of New Jersey, respectively praying that the duties on foreign iron may not be reduced on the importation thereof into the United States; which memorials were referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

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

By Mr. Anderson, of inhabitants of North Yarmouth, in the State of Maine.

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

By Mr. Sill, of inhabitants of the counties of Venango and Erie, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Thomas Irwin, of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania.

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

By Mr. Stanberry, of inhabitants of the counties of Licking and Knox, in the State of Ohio.

Mr. Stanberry, also, presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Marion, being Jews, of the seed of Abraham, praying that the transportation of the mails on the seventh day of the week, being Saturday, and the Jewish Sabbath, may be prohibited.

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

Mr. Miller presented a memorial of Amos A. Jones, roller of iron in the city of Philadelphia, stating that he signed the memorial of blacksmiths and other workers of iron in Philadelphia under mistaken views of the subject, and praying that the prayer of said memorial may not be granted; which memorial of A. A. Jones was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Sutherland presented a memorial of sundry merchants of the city of Philadelphia, importers of woollen and cotton goods, praying that certain duties levied under the provisions of the 3d section of the act of May 28, 1830, for the more effectual collection of duties on imports, may be refunded; and that the period allowed by the act of March 2d, 1799, to procure an abatement of duties on goods damaged during the voyage, may be extended to twenty days after the landing of the goods; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cahoon presented a petition of Hiram Huntington, of the State of Vermont, praying for a pension.

Mr. Holland presented a petition of Moses Hutchins, of the State of Maine, praying for a pension.

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

Mr. Hunt presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Cheshire, in the State of New Hampshire, and of the county of Windham, in the State of Vermont, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Martindale presented a petition of inhabitants of the southern part of the Territory of Michigan, and the northern part of the State of Ohio, praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of public lands on which they reside, respectively, may be granted to them for the additional period of one year; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Vance presented a petition of John Gregg, of the State of Ohio, an officer in the army of the revolution, praying for a pension, or for further compensation for his services; which petition was ordered to lie on the table.

Memorials praying Congress to repeal 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 the said Indians and the United States, were, severally, presented, as follows, viz:

By Mr. John Davis, of inhabitants of the towns of Sutton and Oxford, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Young, of inhabitants of the town of Canterbury, in the State of Connecticut.

By Mr. Cahoon, of inhabitants of the towns of Northfield and Waitsfield, in Washington county, State of Vermont.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of ladies residing in the town of Batavia, in the county of Geauga, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Test, of inhabitants of the State of Indiana.

By Mr. Dwight, of inhabitants of the town of Stockbridge, in Berkshire county, State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Horace Everett, of inbabitants of the States of New Hampshire and Vermont.

By Mr. Grennell, of inhabitants of the town of Ashfield, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. John Davis, of inhabitants of the towns of Millbury and New Braintree, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Varnum, of inhabitants of the towns of Rowley and Ipswich, in the State of Massachusetts.

By Mr. Crowninshield, of inhabitants of the town of Beverly, in the State of Massachusetts.

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

By Mr. Spencer, of New York, of inhabitants of the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York.

By Mr. Condict, of inhabitants of the town of Princeton, in the State of New Jersey.

By Mr. Sutherland, of inhabitants of the county of Montgomery, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the countics of Trumbull, Ashtabula, and Portage, in the State of Ohio.

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

Mr. McCreery presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath may be prohibited.

Mr. Whittlesey presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town of Liberty, in the county of Trumbull, in the State of Ohio, praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day may be prohibited.

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

Mr. Sutherland presented a memorial of citizens of the city and county of Philadelphia, engaged in the manufacture of iron, and of those friendly to the production of it in this country, remonstrating against a reduction of the duty on iron of foreign manufacture, which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Test and Mr. Jennings, respectively, presented memorials of the Geveral Assembly of the State of Indiana, praying the consent of the General Government to the revocation of so much of the compact between that State and the United States as prohibits said State from imposing taxes on lands sold by the United States within five years from the date of the sale; which memorials were laid on the table.

Mr. Test and Mr. Jennings, respectively, presented memorials of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, on behalf of John Kimberlin, who claims pay for grain and other property taken from him for the use of a de. tachment of volunteers against hostile Indians, in the year 1812; which memorials were laid on the table.

Mr. Test and Mr. Jennings, respectively, presented memorials of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, upon the subject of the selection of the lands reserved or granted by a treaty between the United States and the Pottawatamie Indians, for a road from lake Michigan to the Ohio river; which memorials were laid on the table.

Mr. Test and Mr. Jennings, respectively, presented joint resolutions, adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, relative to the improve. ment of the navigation of the Wabash and White rivers; which resolutions were laid on the table.

Mr. Johns presented the following proceedings, adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware on the 12th 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 tariff and internal improvements, and to whom were, also, referred sundry resolutions of the General Assembly of the States of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Louisiana, Ohio, and Ken. tucky, approbatory of the tariff of 1828, have had these subjects under consideration, and beg leave to report the following resolutions:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representalives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That this General Assembly do concur in the resolution of the General. Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, by which it is declared “That the tariff of 1828 ac. cords with the spirit of the Constitution of the United States, and that it maintains the true principles of protection to the industry of the country against foreign policy and legislation;', and also in the opinion of the General Assemblies of the States of Louisiana and Vermont, in which they have declared the law of 1828, on the tariff, to be expedient and harmless to the southern States.

Resolved, That the construction of works of internal improvement by Congress is, in the opinion of this General Assembly, not only within the constitutional powers of the Congress the United States, but that the exercise of such power is highly expedient.

Resolved, further, That the Governor of this state be requested to transmit copies of the above resolutions to our Representative and our Senators in Congress, and also to forward a copy to the Governors of the several States, with a request that they will lay the same before their respective Legislatures.

JOSHUA BURTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

P. SPRUANCE, Jr.,

Speaker of the Senate. Ordered, That the said proceedings do lie on the table. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed by the Senate to inform this House that the Honorable James Noble, a Senator of the United States for the State of Indiana, died at his lodgings in this city on the 27th instant, and that his funeral will take place this day at half past eleven o'clock A. M. And then he withdrew. Whereupon

Mr. Test moved that the House do come to the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the members of this House will attend the funeral of the Honorable James Noble, late a member of the Senate from the State of Indiana, this day, at the hour appointed; and, as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, they will go into mourning, and wear crape round the left arm for thirty days;

And the question being put thereon,
It passed in the affirmative, unanimously.

On motion of Mr. Vance, it was then
Ordered, That, for the purpose of attending the funeral of the late Sex
nator Noble, the House will take a recess until three o'clock P. M.
And then the House took a recess accordingly.

THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

The House resumed its session according to the order of this day.
A motion was made that there be a call of the House; which being agreed

to,

The House was called over, and 108 members answered to their names, viz:

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, John Anderson, John Bailey, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Peter J. Borst, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Thomas Davenport, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth,

George Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, George Grennell, jr., Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Thomas H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendalí, William Kennon, Perkins King, Adam King, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry C. Martindale, Thomas Maxwell, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, James F. Randolph, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Joel Yancey.108.

Further proceedings in the call were then dispensed with;

And the House resumed the consideration of 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 inst.

The question recurred on the motion, made by Mr. Everett on the 14th instant, 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:" when

A motion was made by Mr. Sutherland that the said memorial do lie on the table; and

A motion was then made by Mr. Potter that there be a call of the House;
And the question being put,
It was decided in the negative,
Yeas,

48, Nays,

98.

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