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On motion of Mr. King, of Pennsylvania, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting pensions to Archibald Shaw, John Datamer, and Daniel Miller, soldiers of the Revolution.
On motion of Mr. Patton, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing Alexander Parker, a revolutionary officer, his pension, which was suspended between the years 1820 and 1826.
On motion of Mr. Doddridge, Ordered, That the hill (No. 467, to authorize a subscription of stock on the part of the United States in the Wheeling and Belmont Bridge Company, be recommitted to the Committee on Internal Improvements, with instructions to report a bill to provide for the erection of a bridge over the Ohio river at or near the town of Wheeling, and appropriating a certain sum of money for that purpose.
On motion of Mr. Williams, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to William Woodsides and Thomas Brotherton, soldiers of the Revolution.
Mr. Haynes moved the following resolution, viz: Resolved, that the Committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing the duty on sugar imported from foreign countries into the United States.
The said resolution being read,
The question was put, Will the House now proceed to the consideration of the same ?
83, And was decided in the negative,
· 98. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, William S. Archer, William Armstrong, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell
, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Ratliff Boon, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Warren R. Davis, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Jonas Earll, jr., Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Leonard Jarvis, Jonathan Jennings, Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Thomas Maxwell, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, William T. Nuckolls, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, William Stanberry, James Standefer, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, Starling Tucker, Gulian C. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, and Ephraim K. Wilson.--83.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Messrs. Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, Abraham Bockee, Peter I. Borst, James Buchanan, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowinshield, Henry Daniel, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Benjamin C. Howard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph 1. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Daniel H. Miller, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Walter H. Overton, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, William Ramsey, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, John Scott, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Michael C. Sprigg, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Thompson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young. -98.
On motion of Mr. Lumpkin, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the two horse stage route which is now in operation from Powelton to Covington, in Georgia, to the town of Decatur, in the county of De Kalb.
Mr. White, of New York, moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to communicate to this HouseFirst. A statement of the quantity
of sugar (distinguishing Muscovado from clayed) imported annually into the United States, from the 30th September, 1815, and the amount of duty collected upon the same.
Second. A statement of the quantity of sugar exported in each year, and the amount of drawback paid upon the same; specifying the quantity of Muscovado, clayed, and refined sugar exported, and the drawback paid on each description, respectively. The Speaker laid before the House the following communication:
PHILADELPHIA, 7th December, 1830. SIR: You will receive with this letter a silken flag, bearing the colors of the United States. This flag is made entirely of American silk, reeled from the cocoons, prepared and woven by John D'Homergue, silk manufacturer. The coloring has been done by the best artist he could procure in the city of Philadelphia; he himself not professing to be a dyer.
The staff of this flag, with the eagle, measures about fifteen feet; the flag itself is twelve feet and a half long, and six feet wide. It is woven all in one piece, without a seam.
I beg, Sir, you will be so good as to present this flag, most respectfully, in my name, to the honorable House over which you preside, as a sample of American industry, thus applied, for the first time, to the most valuable of American productions, and as a result of the efforts they have made, during the last five years, for the promotion of the important branch of agriculture to which we owe the rich material of which this flag is composed.
I have the honor to be,
PETER S. DUPONCEAU. Hon. ANDREW STEVENSON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives. Ordered, That the said communication be referred to the Committee on Agriculture.
The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the First Comptroller of the Treasury, transmitting
First. List of balances on the books of receipts and expenditures in the office of the Register of the Treasury, which have remained unsettled, or appear to have been due more than three years prior to the 30th September last.
Second. Similar lists from the books of the Second and Third Auditors of the Treasury.
Third. Statement of the names of such offices as have not rendered their accounts within the year, or have balances unaccounted for one year prior to the 30th September, 1830, as appears from the books of the Third Auditor of the Treasury.
Fourth. An abstract of money advanced prior to the 3d March, 1809, on the books of the late Accountant of the War Department, and which remained to be accounted for on the books of the Third Auditor of the Treasury on the 30th September last.
Ordered, That the said letter do lie on the table. A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary, as follows:
To the House of Representatives of the United States:
I transmit to the House of Representatives printed copies of the convention between the United States and His Majesty the King of Denmark, concluded at Copenhagen on the 28th of March, 1830, and ratified by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
ANDREW JACKSON. WASHINGTON, December 10, 1830.
Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have concurred in the resolution adopted by the House of Representatives for the appointment of Chaplains to Congress during the present session; also, in the resolution adopted by this House for the appointment of a joint committee to have the direction of the money appropriated for the purchase of books for the Library of Congress, and have appointed a committee on their part. I am also directed to give notice to
this House, that the Senate are in their public chamber, and are ready to proceed on the trial of the impeachment of James H. Peck, District Judge of the United States for the district of Missouri, and that seats are provided for the accommodation of the members of this House. And then he withdrew.
The House then proceeded, by ballot, to the choice of a Chaplain to Congress on its part; and, upon an examination of the fourth ballot, it appeared that the Reverend Ralph R. Gurley was duly elected.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives be, and they are hereby, directed to purchase three hundred and fifty copies of the "Journals of Congress, containing their proceedings from the 6th day of September, 1774, to the adoption of the present Constitution,” (1789,) and pay for the same out of the contingent fund: Provided, The cost shall not exceed two dollars and fifty cents per volume: and they are hereby further directed to deliver to each member of Congress, who were not members of the 18th, 19th, or 20th Congress, one copy each of said Journals, and one copy to each of the clerks of the United States courts in the several States and Territories, for public use, and deposite the remainder in the Library of Congress, subject to such disposition as Congress may hereafter make.
The said resolution was read the first time, and laid on the table.
Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate will, on Monday next, at 12 o'clock, be ready further to proceed in the trial of the impeachment of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri. And then he withdrew.
Mr. Wickliffe made the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:
Resolved, That the Secretary of War communicate to this House the report of H. M. Shreve, Superintendent of the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers; and also a copy of the report of the officer of the engineer corps upon the same subject, recently made to the Department of War.
And then the House adjourned.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1830. Ambrose H. Sevier, Delegate from the Territory of Arkansas, appeared and took his seat.
Mr. Broadhead presented a petition of Jonathan Rundlet, of the State of New Hampshire;
Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of Isaac Very, of the State of Massachusetts;
Mr. Barber, of Connecticut, presented a petition of Ebenezer Avery, of the State of Connecticut;
Mr. Angel presented a petition of Andrew Wilson, of the State of New York;
Mr. Taylor presented a petition of Anthony Glean, of the State of New York;
Mr. Sill presented a petition of John Kent, of the State of New York;
Mr. Gilmore presented a petition of James Moore, of the State of Pennsylvania;
Mr. Stephens presented a petition of Rufus Kingsley, of the State of Pennsylvania;
Mr. Desha presented a petition of George D. Blackmore, of the State of Tennessee;
Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Philemon Kirkum, of the State of Ohio;
Mr. Shields presented a petition of Hezekiah Broadbury, of the State of Ohio;
Mr. Kennon presented a petition of Benjamin Beckwith, of the State of Ohio; respectively praying that they may be placed on the pension list of the United States.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.
The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz:
By Mr. Hubbard - the petition of Benjamin Conner, presented March 24, 1830.
By Mr. Taylor—the petition of Jellis A. Fonda, presented December 28, 1829; the petition of Thadeus Scribner, presented January 18, 1830; the petition of Jacob Fulmer, presented February 19, 1827.
By Mr. Condict-the petition of John Dumont, presented January 4, 1830; and the petition of John Cooper, presented January 4, 1830.
By Mr. Stephens—the petition of John Conklin, presented January 11, 1830.
Mr. Gorham presented a petition of Henry Hatch, of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, administrator of Cromwell Hatch, deceased, stating that a ship and cargo, the property of the deceased, was wrongfully and illegally captured by a French cruizer, in the year 1797, and condemned as prize by a French tribunal; and that the Government of the United States, by convention subsequently concluded, have absolved the Government of France from all liability on account of said capture; and praying to be paid the amount of damage sustained by reason of said capture from the Treasury of the United States.
Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of Philip Bessom, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid for bringing to the United States, from France, forty-six American seamen, in the year 1798.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Gorham presented a petition of merchants of the city of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that the duties on silks imported into the United States from places beyond, and from places within, the Cape of Good Hope, may be equalised.
Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of A. J. Lewis, and Lewis & Company, merchants of the city of Philadelphia, praying that the extra duties which they have been compelled to pay under the provisions of the tariff of duties adopted in the year 1828, on certain importations by them made, may be refunded, for reasons set forth in the petition.