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South Carolina, praying to be paid the amount of sundry certificates of debt, issued during the revolutionary war to the said John Moore, which said certificates were lost or mislaid; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, Ordered, That the petition of Bernard Kelley, presented on the Sth December, 1828, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of James Caulfield, of the State of Alabama, praying that his title to a tract of land therein described may be confirmed; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Clay presented memorials from inhabitants of the State of Alabama who are purchasers of public lands, representing that the act of the 31st March, 1830, does not afford them either adequate or proportionate relief, and praying that further relief, which is therein specified, may be granted to them; which memorials were referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Verplanck, Resolved, That a committee of three members of this House be appointed, who, with three members of the Senate, to be appointed by that body, shall direct the expenditure of the money appropriated for the Library of Congress.

Ordered, That Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, Mr. Verplanck, and Mr. Wayne, be the committee on the part of this House; and that the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said resolution.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a longer time to enter their lands for * those who are entitled to a pre-emption by the act of Congress, approved 28th of May, 1830, entitled “An act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands," who have been prevented from making entries within one year, in consequence of the land not having been surveyed, or from any other cause over which they had no control.

On motion of Mr. Armstrong, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be in structed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Burlington, in the county of Hampshire, in the State of Virginia, to Yough Glades, in the county of Alleghany, in the State of Maryland.

On motion of Mr. Clay, 1. Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending further relief to purchasers of reverted and relinquished lands which were sold at prices less than fourteen dollars per acre.

2. Resolved, also, That the said committee inquire into the expediency of authorizing of the issuance of scrip, in all cases when the original price did not exceed ten dollars per acre.

3. Resolved, also, That said committee inquire into the expediency of authorizing the sale of less quantities than half quarter sections of land remaining unsold in tracts of country which have been offered for sale.

On motion of Mr. Yancey, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of paying Barker T. Anderson, of Kentucky, for a horse

lost for want of forage, during the late war between the United States and Great Britain, in an expedition against Upper Canada, under the command of Governor Shelby.

On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Rufus Gibbs, Ithuel Hart, Thomas Wyllys, and Samuel Bliss, soldiers of the Revolution, on the pension roll of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, 1. Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands inquire into the expediency of making general the pre-emption act of May 28, 1830, by extending its provisions to all real settlers and cultivators of public lands.

2. Resolved, that the Committee on the Public Lands inquire into the expediency of granting a pre-emption right to the extent of one quarter section to such settlers on the public lands as may have lost their improvements by floating claims, accruing under the act of May 28, 1830.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Ordered, That the petitions of inhabitants of the western part of the State of Missouri, for an alteration in the western boundary of that State, presented January 11, 1830, and March 2, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Territories.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolved, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the final adjustment of private land claims in the State of Missouri.

On motion of Mr. Spencer, of New York, Ordered, That the petition of the corporation of the city of Albany, in the State of New York, and the petition of inhabitants of Albany, praying for the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river, both above and below that city, presented to this House at the last session of Congress, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. White, of Louisiana, Resolved, 'That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to in. quire into the expediency of authorizing the Register and Receiver of the several land offices in the State of Louisiana, to receive entries of claims to land derived from the French and Spanish Governments, under the acts of Congress heretofore enacted on that subject.

On motion of Mr. Lamar, Ordered, That the petition of Timothy Bruen, presented on the 29th of March, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of James Goodrich, of Connecticut, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Resolved, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be instructed to inquire into the expediency of protecting from injury the canals and other highways of the District of Columbia, and of providing a system of police for the better government of the same.

On motion of Mr. Duncan, Resolved, That the several memorials on file in the office of this House, from the Legislature of the State of Illinois, on the subject of repairing certain post roads in that State, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads;

That those which relate to a further donation of land, to enable the State to complete the Illinois and lake Michigan canal, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement;

That the memorials which relate to the improvement of the channel of the Mississippi river at the Des Moines and Rock river rapids, and the improvement of other rivers in the State, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement;

That those which relate to the exchange of seminary and school lands, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands;

That those which relate to the running of the northern boundary line of the State, be also referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Howard, Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of the legal representatives of John Donnell, deceased, late of the city of Baltimore, pre sented to this House on the 16th of December, 1829.

On motion of Mr. Taylor, Resolved, that the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river between the city of Albany and the village of Waterford.

On motion of Mr. Beekman, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Jacob Patrick on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Alston, Ordered, That when the House shall adjourn this day, it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next, the 13th instant.

On motion of Mr. Pearce, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the compensation of the Marshal of the district of Rhode Island.

On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of the State of Connecticut, presented January 4th, 1830, for the removal of a sand bar at the mouth of Connecticut river, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Gilmure, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing John Lewis, the bearer of despatches during the revolutionary war, on the pension list,

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making appropriations for improving the navigation of the Missouri river, and that of the Mississippi river above the mouth of the Ohio river.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the memorial of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Compa. ny, requesting a subscription from the United States to the western section of the said canal, which was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement at the last session of the present Congress, be again referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on the Territories be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the laws organizing a Territorial Government in Florida, as to authorize the election of one member of the Legislative Council to be elected from the new counties of Madison and Hamilton, in said Territory.

On motion of Mr. Bailey, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Eli Smith on the revolutionary pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Varnum, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to repair and finish the breakwater near the mouth of the Merrimack river, in the State of Massachusetts.

On motion of Mr. Grennell, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Ebenezer Whitney on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Storrs, of Connecticut, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Cornelius Higgins, a revolutionary soldier, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Overton, Resolved, that the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the propriety of making an appropriation for the opening a ship channel at the mouth of the Teche river, in the State of Louisiana, agreeably to a survey made by the Engineer Department.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell, of New York, Ordered, That the petition of Joshua Whitney, Stephen Tuttle, and Thomas Maxwell, and others, children and heirs at law of Guy Maxwell, deceased, presented January 12th, 1824, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Buchanan,
Ordered, That when this House shall adjourn to meet on Monday next,
it will adjourn to meet at 11 o'clock A. M.
And then the House adjourned until Monday, the 13th instant.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1830.
Several other members, viz:
From the State of New York-Joseph Hawkins;
From the State of Virginia–Philip Doddridge;
From the State of South Carolina-John Campbell;

From the State of Louisiana-Henry H. Gurley; appeared, and took their seats.

Mr. McIntire, presented a petition of Nathan Lord, and a petition of Enos Cobb, attorney for sundry revolutionary officers and soldiers residing in the State of Maine.

Mr. Evans, of Maine, presented a petition of Mary McCausland, of the State of Maine, praying that the pension granted to her late husband, James McCausland, may be continued to her.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Zadock Bartlett, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Bailey presented a petition of Micah Druett, a petition of Ephraim Hunt, a petition of Ziba Hayden, and a petition of Ebenezer Withington, all of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Richardson presented a petition of Nehemiah Manson, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of Joseph Durfee, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Zebulon Wade, and a petition of Henry Tew, also of the State of Rhode Island;

Mr. Ingersoll presented a petition of Thaddeus Starr, a petition of Levi Redfield, and a petition of Marstin Parrott, all of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Young presented a petition of Lemuel Grosvenor, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of Thomas Andrews, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. White, of New York, presented a petition of Mary Smith, of the city of New York, widow, mother of William W. Smith, who was killed in battle in the late war;

Mr. Tracy presented a petition of Isaac Van Camp, of the State of New York;

Mr. Earll presented a petition of Zenas Northway, a petition of Daniel Porter, and a petition of Ebenezer Covil, all of the State of New York;

Mr. Maxwell, of New York, presented a petition of John Swartwood, a petition of Daniel Swartwood, and a petition of James Swartwood, all of the State of New York;

Mr. Swan presented a petition of Paul Voorheese, and a petition of Richard Brokan, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of Thomas Rossell, of the city of New York;

Mr. Haynes presented a petition of William A. Tennille, of the State of Georgia;

Mr. Lea presented a petition of David Tate, sen. of the State of Tennes, see;

Mr. Findlay presented a petition of Benjamin Flinn, of the State of Ohio; Mr. Findlay presented a petition of John Woods, of the State of Kentucky;

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of Robert Milligan, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Sill presented a petition of James Dickson, of the State of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Ellsworth presented a petition of Ebenezer Chaplin, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Cowles presented a petition of John C. Miller, a petition of John Merritt, a petition of Daniel Purdy, a petition of Sylvanus Townsend, a petition of John Finch, and a petition of Dennis Cronk, all of the State of New York.

Mr. Magee presented a petition of Moses Van Campen, of the State of New York; which petitioners respectively pray that their names may be placed on the pension roll of the United States.

Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, presented a petition of Mathias Shurts, of the State of Ohio, praying to be allowed arrearages of pension.

Mr. Finch presented a petition of Daniel Robinson, of the State of New York, praying for an increase of pension.

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

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