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proper authority; with such other provisions as the committee may deem requisite.
This resolution being read,
The question, Will the House now consider the same? was demanded by Mr. Drayton;
And being put,
On motion of Mr. Sevier, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a military post or garrison at the mouth of Little River, in the southwest corner of the Territory of Arkansas.
On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a port of entry at St. John's, in East Florida.
A motion was made by Mr. Davenport, that when the House shall adjourn this day, it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next.
This motion having been objected to, the hour for passing to the orders of the day having arrived,
A motion was made that the rule be suspended, so that the House may entertain the said motion;
And on the question, Shall the rule be suspended?
The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 420) to establish certain post roads, and to alter and discontinue others, and for other purposes; and the amendments reported thereto from the Committee of the Whole House on the 16th instant, being read, were concurred in by the House.
A motion was then made by Mr. Foster further to amend the said bill by inserting a provision for extending a post road proposed by the bill to be established in the State of Georgia, "by Cambellton, to the gold region in Carroll county.” This amendment being disagreed to by the House,
A motion was made by Mr. Wickliffe further to amend the said bill, by adding to the first section thereof the following: “ Provided, That said post routes, to be put in operation so soon as the funds of the Department will, in the opinion of the Postmaster General, justify the increased expense of the same."
And after debate,
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1930.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
No. 21. An act granting a pension to Judah Roberts; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.
By leave, Mr. Hoffman moved a resolution, which, at the suggestion of Mr. Polk, was modified to read as follows:
Resolved, That this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House this day, to attend in the chamber of the Senate on the trial of the impeachment against James H. Peck, a Judge of the United States' district court for the district of Missouri.
A motion was made by Mr. Dwight to amend the said resolution, by striking out all after the word Resolved, and inserting the following: “That, pending the trial of the impeachment before the Senate, this House will attend at eleven o'clock in the morning, and proceed on the legislative business of the House, until the hour which the Senate shall appoint, each day, for proceeding on the trial of the impeachment now pending before that body; and that the House then resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, and attend said trial.
The said amendment being read, the question was put to agree thereto; And decided in the negative.
The question was then put to agree to the resolution muved by Mr. Hoffman;
And passed in the affirmative.
The House then, in pursuance of the said resolution, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and proceeded to the Senate chamber, to attend the trial, by the Senate, of the impeachment against James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri; and, after some time spent therein, the committee returned into the chamber of the House; and the Speaker having resumed the chair,
Mr. Drayton, from the said Committee of the Whole House, reported that the committee had, according to order, attended the trial, by the Senate, of the said impeachment; that some progress had been made therein, and that the Court of Impeachment had adjourned to meet again to-morrow, at 12 o'clock meridian.
On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Ordered, That when this House shall adjourn to day, it will adjourn to meet again to-morrow at eleven o'clock A. M. And
then the House adjourned.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1830.
Another member, to wit:
From the State of Georgia-Richard H. Wilde, appeared and took his seat.
Mr. McIntire presented a petition of William Harvey, of the State of Maine;
Mr. Ingersoll presented a petition of Adonijah St. John, of the State of Connecticut;
Mr. Hoffman presented a petition of Peter Mower, a petition of Jonas Randall, and a petition of Martin Murphy, all of the State of New York;
Mr. Randolph presented a petition of James Bloomfield, of the State of New Jersey;
Mr. Lyon presented a petition of John Mabry, of the State of Kentucky; Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Seth Goodwin, of the State of Ohio;
Mr. Cowles presented a petition of Ebenezer Wheeler, and a petition of Jabez Berry, of the State of New York; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States,
Mr. Randolph presented a petition of Randolph Clarkson, of the State of New Jersey, praying for an inc ease of pension.
Ordered, That the said petitiuns be referred to the Committee on Milita. ry Pensions.
The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz:
By Mr. Wingate-- The petition of Abner W. Turner, presented January 11, 1830.
By Mr. Hubbard–The petition of Nahum Goodenow, presented April 5, 1830.
By Mr. Lyon-The petition of Elijah Baker, presented February 2, 1829. Mr. McIntire presented a petition of Sarah Adams, of the State of Maine, widow of Benjamin Adams, who was killed on board a private armed vessel during the late par with Great Britain, praying that the pension heretofore granted her may be continued.
Mr. McIntire presented a similar petition of Martha Davis, of the State of Maine, widow of Benjamin Davis, who was killed on board a private armed vessel during the late war with Great Britain.
Mr. Doddridge presented a petition of Gaetano Carusi, setting forth that, in 1805, he was employed, together with his three sons, as instructors of a band of music, on board the United States' frigate President, under a contract that he was conveyed to his home in Italy after the expiration of three years; that he was on board the frigate Chesapeake, on his return to his home, in the year 1807, when that frigate was attacked and driven back by a British squadron; and that he has remained in this country from that time; and praying that provision may now be made for the return of himself and fami. ly to their native land.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Borst presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Schenectady, in the State of New York, setting forth that the census of that county, as taken under the late law, has been incorrectly taken, and praying that the census of the said county may be taken anew; which memorial was referred to the committee appointed on the message from the President of the United States upon the subject of the fifth oensus.
Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of William W. Fox, William H. Leggett, and Thomas Leggett, jr., co-partners under the firm of Leggett, Fox, and Company, of the city of New York, merchants, praying that certain merchandise imported by them from Great Britain, and which were ordered previous to the passage of the act of 1828, fixing a new tariff of dyties, may be charged with duties according to the old tariff; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
On motion of Mr. Wingate, Ordered, That the petition of Charles Cramer, George Cramer, George Slater, John Steadley, and Isaac G. Reed, presented March 8, 1830, ferred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. Denny presented a memorial of inhabitants of the State of Pennsyli vania, praying that the transportation of the mail on the Sabbath day may be prohibited; which was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
On motion of Mr. Maxwell, of New York, Ordered. That the petition of Frederick Raymer, presented January 23, 1826, and the petition of Thomas Park, presented January 18, 1827, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
On motion of Mr. Alexander, Ordered, That the several petitions of Amy Dardin, presented February 3, 1803, and December 27, 1804, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. Patton presented a petition of Thomas Minor, of the State of Virginia, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay for life, to which he was entitled as an officer of the army of the Revolution.
Mr. Lumpkin presented a petition of Joseph Herndon, praying for further compensation for services as a soldier in the army of the Revolution.
Mr. Gurley presented a petition of James Williams, of the State of Louisiana, praying compensation for his services as a soldier in the army of the Revolution.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour, Ordered, That the petition of William R. Withers, presented December 17, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
On motion of Mr. Clay, Ordered, That the petition of Philip Hammons, presented February 22, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. Hemphill presented a memorial of the Franklin Institute in the city of Philadelphia, established for the promotion and encouragement of manufactures and the mechanic arts, and for the diffusion of useful knowledge among those practically engaged in these occupations, praying for the patronage of Congress in the publication of their periodical journal; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Library.
Mr. Haynes presented a petition of William A. Tennille, of the State of Georgia, praying the attention of Congress to his petitions, heretofore presented, for relief from a judgment recovered against him at the suit of the Unit. ed States; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Lumpkin, Ordered, That the petition of Milledge Galphin, executor of Thomas Galphin, deceased, presented January 9, 1826, be referred to the Commit. tee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Sevier presented a petition of John H. Fogy, of the Territory of Arkansas, a native of the Chickasaw nation of Indians, praying for a grant or a tract of land out of the lands lately acquired, or which may be acquired, from the Chickasaw Indians, on the east side of the river Mississippi; which petition was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
Mr. Blair, of Tennessee, presented a petition of Salvator Pinistri, theoretical and practical Italian architect, setting forth that he has a plan which will effectually remedy the defect in hearing in the hall of the House, and praying to be employed to execute his plan in the hall; which petition was referred to the Commitee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill No. 407) making appropriations for the public buildings.
On motion of Mr. Polk, Ordered, That the petition of William Newsum, sen., presented January 14fad828, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
Mr. Crane presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, resid. ing in the Piqua land district, praying that the land office may be removed from Piqua to Defiance.
Mr. Sevier presented a petition of Samuel Taylor, of the Territory of Arkansas, stating that a large portion of his land has been granted to a person for military services in the late war, and praying relief.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
Mr. Wilde presented documents in relation to the public lands adjoining the boundary between Florida and Alabama, which were referred to the Committee on the Public Lands,
Mr. Creighton presented a petition of Eleanor Worthington, executrix, and James T. Worthington, executor, of Thomas Worthington, deceased, praying to be relieved from a judgment obtained at the suit of the United States against their testator; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Sevier presented an abstract of Spanish land claims now under review in the Superior Court of the Territory of Arkansas, in which innocent purchasers have filed answers at the July and October terms of 1830; which abstract was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
On motion of Mr. Gurley, Ordered, That the petitions of the undermentioned persons, heretofore presented, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims, viz:
The petition of the heirs of Antoine Bonnabel, presented February 12, 1827;
The petition of Bast and Youce, presented December 11, 1828;
On motion of Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petitions of inhabitants of the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, for the construction of a pier or breakwater in Church's Cove, presented December 21, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Mr. Doddridge presented a memorial of inhabitants of the town and county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, praying that an act may be passed making it obligatory on one of the Judges of the circuit court of said District to reside in Alexandria, one in Washington, and one in Georgetown; and also praying that the laws authorizing the removal of causes from one county in said District to the other may be amended in the manner set forth in the said memorial; which memorial was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Condict presented a petition of Abel Griggs, a sergeant in the marine corps, praying compensation for extra services as messenger to the commandant and staff of said corps; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.
Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable re port on the petition of John W. Holmes; which was read, and laid on the table.
Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the memorial of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, relating to