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Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the following resolution, viz: Resolved, That the following joint rule of the two Houses, viz: “No bill or resolution which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall be presented to the President of the United States for his approbation on the last day of the session,” be suspended so far as respects tiose bills which shall have been finally acted on by both Houses, or which require for their final passage an assent only to amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said resolution was then read, and concurred in by the House.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 609) entitled “An act making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats, beacons, and monuments, and for placing buoys,” were read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 541) entitled “An act for the relief of Percis Lovely," were read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The House then resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wickliffe reported the concurrence of the committee in the amendments of the Senate to the bill making appropriations for building light-houses, light boats, beacons, and monuments, and for placing buoys, and to the bill for the relief of Percis Lovely.

The amendments of the Senate to the said bills were then again read, and severally concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A motion was made by Mr. Polk that the rule of the House which allots one hour for the making reports and the presentation of resolutions, be suspended for the remainder of the session;

And the question being put,

Two-thirds of the members present did not vote in the affirmative, and the question was, therefore, decided in the negative.

Mr. Carson asked and obtained leave to introduce the following resolution:

Resolved, That the thanks of this House be presented to the Honorable Andrew Stevenson, Speaker, for the ability, dignity, and impartiality with which he has discharged the duties of the chair during the twenty-first Congress.

The said resolution having been read,
The question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
And passed in the affirmative, unanimously.
The rule being suspended for the purpose,

On motion of Mr. Verplanck, it was Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury cause to be arranged a digest, showing the existing commercial regulations of the different foreign countries with which the United States have intercourse, so far as they can be ascertained; and that seven hundred and fifty copies be printed for the use of this House.

Mr. Spencer, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred a letter to the Speaker from Count Fontaniellere, of Paris, accompanied with a translation of a treatise, by Count Dandolo, on the art of cultivating the mulberry, by Count Verri; and, also, observations by Count Fontaniellere

on two different varieties of mulberries, by leave of the House, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Speaker be requested to answer, in behalf of the House, the aforesaid letter, and to express the acknowledgments of the House for this manifestation of the interest taken by distinguished foreigners in the welfare and prosperity of the United States; and that the said books be placed in the public library.

The said resolution was read;
And on the question, Will the House agree thereto?
It passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed on the 6th of January "to inquire into the expediency of amending the act of Congress, passed at the last session, entitled “An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, of the continental army, during the revolutionary war," so as to change or alter the first section as not to require evidence as to the line on which the resolution warrant of Virginia issued; also, to amend the third section, so as to embrace cases where warrants have been located, and surveys or patents prohibited by law, by which the land is lost to the locator; also, to cases of surveys or patents, where, by the highest judicial tribunal of the State, or United States, the land has been taken by a prior or better claim; also, to provide for the renewal of lost or destroyed certificates or scrip; also, to change the maximum quantity of land allowed to be appropriated by the said act to supply the claims embraced by said act; lastly, to make such alterations as the said committee may consider just and equitable;" made an adverse report thereon, which was ordered to lie on the iable.

Mr. Yancey, from the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, reported sundry papers relating to the contingent expenses of that Department for the last year; which were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Whittlesey, by leave, moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the seventeenth joint rule be suspended so far as relates to the bills of the Senate, now in the House of Representatives, for the relief of James Thomas, the representatives of General Moses Hazen, John Nicks, Joseph S. Cannon, George B. Dameron and William Howze, Samuel Coburn, James Hogland, and John Gough and other Canadian volunteers; which bills were, on the 2d instant, ordered to a third reading in the House of Representatives, but were not read yesterday for the want of time.

The said resolution was read; and on the question, Will the House agree thereto?

It passed in the affirmative.

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

Bills from the Senate, of the following titles, viz:

No. 58. An act for the relief of James Thomas, late Quartermaster General of the army of the United States, as amended;

No. 7. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of General Moses Hazen, deceased, as amended;

No. 66. An act for the relief of Joseph S. Cannon, as amended; No. 135. An act for the relief of John Nicks, as amended; No. 90. An act for the relief of George B. Dameron and William Howze, of Mississippi, as amended; No. 69. An act for the relief of Samuel Coburn, of Mississippi;

No. 103. An act for the relief of James Hogland; No. 104. An act for the relief of John Gough and other Canadian refugees; were, severally, read the third time, and passed. The rule being suspended for the purpose,

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, it was Resolved, that the Clerk procure to be made, in conformity with Burch's General Index to the laws of the United States, an index to the acts of the present session of Congress; and that the same be printed and attached to th a'ts. Te rule being suspended for the purpose,

On motion of Mr. Reed, it was Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to lay belore this House, at the beginning of the next session of Congress, the regulations of England, France, and Holland, in relation to their fisheries.

The rule being suspended for the purpose,
Mr. Howard moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to the House of Representatives, at an early period of the next session, the quantity of salt lying in the public stores on the 1st January, 1831, or which had been offered to be so placed at any time within six months previous to that day.

The said resolution being read,

A motion was made by Mr. Huntington to amend the said resolution, by adding thereto the following:

" And that he also be directed to communicate to this House, at the commencement of the next session, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, a statement showing the quantity, quality, and kinds of iron and steel, in its various forms, including castings, manufactured in the United States annually for three years prior to September, 1831, and the estimated value thereof; and that he also inform this House, as aforesaid, whether any legislative provisions are necessary to prevent the evasion of the payment of the existing duties on bar or other iron imported into the United States, and the frauds upon the revenue occasioned thereby, specifying such frauds and evasions, if any exist.”

And on the question to agree to this amendment,
It passed in the affirmative.
The question was then put to agree to the said resolution, as amended,
And passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Washington moved to suspend the rule to enable him to submit the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Clerk be, and he is hereby, directed to cause ten thousand copies of the report of the Committee on Internal Improvements, made on the ioth of February, to be printed, and forwarded to the members of Congress;

And on the question, Shall the rule be suspended as aforesaid?
It was decided in the negative.

Mr. Mercer moved to suspend the rule to enable him to submit the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to renew, and to prosecute from time to time, such negotiations with the several maritime powers of Europe and America as he may deem expedient for the ef

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fectual abolition of the African slave trade, and its ultimate denunciation as piracy, under the law of nations, by the consent of the civilized world; And, on the question, Shall the rule be suspended as aforesaid,

108, 5 Yeas, It passed in the affirmative, Nays,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William G. Angel, Benedict Arnold, Noyes Barber, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earil, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, Joseph Fry, George Grennell, jr., Joseph Hammons, Joseph Hawkins, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, William Ramsey, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict Í. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Charle A. Wickliffe, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young, -108. Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William S. Archer, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, Thomas T. Bouldin, Elias Brown, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Jacob Crocheron, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, Edward B. Dudley, Thomas F. Foster, William F. Gordon, Jehiel H. Halsey, Charles E. Haynes, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, George Loyall, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, John Roane, Jesse Speight, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yancey.-36.

The said resolution was then received; and after debate thereon,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Polk; and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question bę now

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And passed in the affirmative.

The main question was then put, viz: Will the House agree to the said resolution?

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118,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William G. Angel, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, Abraham Bockee, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, John Campbell, Timothy Childs, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Thomas Davenport, John Davis, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John G. Dickinson, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, George Grennell, jr., Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, "James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Johu W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr.,

Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, George G. Leiper, Robert P. Letcher, Chittendon Lyon, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, William Ramsey, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, John Scott, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Benjamin Swift, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, John W. Weeks, Elisha 'Whittlesey, Campbell P.' White, Edward D. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.–118.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, Thomas T. Bouldin, Samuel P. Carson, Henry Daniel, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Edward B. Dudley, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, Thomas H. Hall, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Care Johoson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, George Loyall, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jesse Speight, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yancey.-32.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the resolution adopted by this House to suspend the 17th joint rule so far as the same affects certain bills therein mentioned, with an amendment; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said amendment was then read, and is as follows:
Add to the bills mentioned in the resolution as follows:

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