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James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, Philander Stephens, Joel B. Sutherland, John W. Taylor, John Thomson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, James M. Wayne, and Richard H. Wilde. -83.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Robert Allen, William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, Robert W. Barnwell, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Samuel Butman, John Campbell, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Richard Coke, jr., Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, Istac Finch, Nathan Gaither, Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, James L Hodges, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph Lecompte, Chittenden Lyon, Henry Č. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Charles F. Mercer, Walter H. Overton, Isaac Pierson, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, William Stanberry, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John Test, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yan

cey. -57.

The residue of the amendments of the Senate to the said bill were concurred in by the House;

And the question was then put, that the House do concur in the amendments of the Senate to the said bill as amended,

And passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate concur in the amendment of this House to the bill of the Senate,(No. 40,) entitled “ An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Peter Celestino Walker anil John Peter Walker, deceased, and of Joseph Walker, of the State of Mississippi.” The Senate have passed bills of this House of the following titles, viz:

No. 539. An act making appropriations for the military service for the year 1831;

No. 336. An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States;

No654 An act to carry into effect the act to provide for a survey of the coast of the United States; with amendments to the first mentioned bill; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report on the survey of the valley of the Connecticut river, made by De Witt Clinton, civil engineer; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an abstract of the official emoluments and expenditures of such officers of the customs as have rendered their accounts for the year 1830; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

And then the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1831.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate have, in the absence of the Vice President, elected the Honorable Samuel Smith, a Senator from the State of Maryland, President pro tempore of the Senate.

The Senate recede from their first amendment to the bill (No. 528) entitied “An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831:” they concur in the amendment of this House to their ninth amendment to said bill; and they disagree to the amendments of this House to their tenth amendment, and ask a conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses thereon; to conduct which conference on their part, they have appointed managers.

The Senate have passed bills of this House of the following titles, viz:

No. 560. An act making appropriations for the Indian Department for the year 1831;

No. 645. An act to carry into effect certain Indian treaties; with amendments to each; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House.

The Senate have passed bills of this House of the following titles, viz: No. 407. An act making appropriations for the public buildings;

No. 513. An act to extend the act entitled “An act for further extending the powers of the judges of the superior courts of the Territory of Arkansas, under the act of the 26th of May, 1824," and for other purposes;

No. 520. An act 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;

No. 531. An act making appropriations for the naval service of the United States for the year 1831;

No. 652. An act making provision for a subscription to a compilation of congressional documents.

And then he withdrew.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary; which message was read, and is as follows:

March 1, 1831. To the House of Representatives:

I transmit herewith, for the use of the House, printed copies of the treaties which have been lately ratified between the United States and the Choctaw Indians, and between the United States and the confederated tribes of the Sacs and Foxes, and other tribes.

ANDREW JACKSON. Ordered, That the said message do lie on the table.

Mr. Donelson also notified the House that the President of the United States did, on the 3d of February, approve and sign,

An act to authorize the construction of three schooners for the naval service of the United States;

An act to amend an act for taking the fifth census;
An act for the relief of Matthias Roll' and William Jackson;
An act to amend the several acts respecting copyrights;
On the 12th of February,
An act to repeal the charges on passports and clearances;
An act authorizing the Secretary of State to issue a patent to John Powell;

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On the 19th of February,

An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes;

An act to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes;

An act making appropriations for the completion and support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes;

An act for the adjustment of claims of persons entitled to indemnification under the convention between the United States and his Majesty the King of Denmark, of the 28th of March, 1830, and for the distribution among such claimants of the sums to be paid by the Danish Government to that of the United States, according to the stipulation of said convention.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Resolved, That the Clerk of this House be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to each messenger the same allowance for extra services as was allowed at the end of the second session of the last Congress.

On motion of Mr. Polk, Resolved, That the postmaster of this House, for his prompt and regular attendance as such, be allowed the same extra compensation that was allowed at the end of the second session of the twentieth Congress.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 124,) entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Joseph Noble, deceased,” made a verbal report thereon, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 137,) entitled “ An act to create the office of Surveyor of the public lands in the State of Louisiana,” reported the same with an amendment.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 70,) entitled “ An act for the relief of certain holders of certificates issued in lieu of lands injured by earthquakes in Missouri," reported the same with an amendment.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 33,) entitled "An act to authorize the inhabitants of Louisiana to enter the back lands," made à verbal report thereon, recommending that said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 144,) entitled "An act confirming the claim of John B. Toulmin to a lot in the city of Mobile," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 158,) entitled "An act to authorize the executor of Stephen Tippett to locate a tract of land in the State of Louisiana," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 145,) entitled “ An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties," reported the same with amendments.

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

Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 171,) entitled “An act for the relief of the mother of Fitz Henry Babbitt, late a lieutenant of the navy of the United States," made a report thereon, recommending that said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 109,) entitled "An act for the relief of Sophia Gardner," made a report thereon, recommending that said bill be rejected. Ordered, That said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Miller, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made an unfavorable report on the memorial of John Watson, of Counecticut; which report was laid on the table.

Mr. Polk, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Joseph Emerson; which was laid on the table.

Mr. Bell, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, to which was referred the memorial of a deputation of the Creek Indians, claiming indemnity for property alleged to have been taken or destroyed by citizens of Georgia, made an unfavorable report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 119,) entitled “ An act for the relief of James Belger,” reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 117,) entitled “An act for the relief of William Delzell, of Ohio," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was. referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 160,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Peter Cleer, of Maryland,” made a verbal report thereon, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

Mr. Letcher, from the Committee on Internal Improvements, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 152,) entitled “ An act confirming the selections heretofore made of lands for the construction of the Michi-, gan road in the State of Indiana,” reported the same without amendment.

Mr. White, of Louisiana, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 22,) entitled “An act for the relief of Beverly Chew, the heirs of William Emerson, deceased, and the heirs of Edwin Lorraine, deceased,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House to-day.

Mr. White, of Louisiana, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 136,) entitled “ An act for the relief of John Culbertson, and to provide an interpreter for the district court of the United States for the eastern district of Louisiana,” reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole. House to-day.

Mr. White, of Louisiana, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 128,) entitled “An act to extend the patent of John Adamson for a further period of fourteen years,' reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Potter, from the committee appointed on the 1st of February upon the subject of rules and orders for conducting the business of the House, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives be directed to prepare for the use of the House a compilation of the rules of this House, noting the date of the adoption of each rule, and, immediately following such rule, such decisions, if any, as have been made under the same; and, also, stating what rules are incompatible with each other; and that the same be printed.

The resolution being read,
Mr. Mercer moved to add thereto the following resolution:

Resolved, That the following rule be reported by the Clerk, and printed, as a proposed amendment:

“Whenever any amendment of any bill, resolution, or other proposition before the House, shall be depending, it shall be in order to move that the sense of the House be taken thereon without debate; and, if such motion be seconded, and carried by a majority of the House, the question shall be put forthwith on the amendment, without debate; and so, in like manner, with regard to any amendment of an amendment: Provider, That nothing herein contained shall prevent the previous question from being put and carried to the exclusion of the amendment, if such be the pleasure of the House; but in no case shall the rejection of any such motion, or the previous question after being seconded, have the effect of postponing any motion or question to another day.The amendment being read, it was,

On motion of Mr. Condict,
Ordered, That the subject do lie on the table.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That an additional member be appointed of the Committee for Enrolled Bills on the part of this House.

This resolution was agreed to by the House,
And Mr. Forward was appointed.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution proposed by Mr. Haynes on the 11th of January, proposing to reduce the duty on sugar;

And after further debate, the hour allotted by the rules expired, and the discussion was suspended.

Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 118,) entitled “An act for the relief of William D. Acken," made a verbal report thereon, recommending that said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No 100,) entitled “ An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois;" and the amendments reported thereto from the Committee of the Whole House, yesterday, were read, and concurred in by the House.

Mr. Irwin, of Pennsylvania, then moved further to amend the said bill, by adding thereto the following section:

And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of repairing the Cumberland road east of Wheeling.

And the question being put to agree to this amendment,
It was decided in the negative.

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