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claims of citizens of that State on account of depredations committed on their property by Creek Indians; which report was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, made a report on the petition of John Balthrope; which was read, and the resolution therein submitted was concurred in by the House; viz:

Resolved, That the petitioner is entitled to, and ought to receive from the Ordnance Department, a full price for the axletrees which he has made and delivered to them; and that, whenever the Government stands in need of further supplies, he ought to be employed in the manufacture of them, and be liberally compensated for his skill and labor.

Mr. Spencer, of New York, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred, on the 13th instant, the letter of Peter S. Du Ponceau, announcing his presentation to the House of a silken flag, bearing the colors of the United States, made of American silk, reeled from cocoons, and prepared and woven by John D’Homergue, made a report thereon; which was read, and the resolution therein submitted, viz:

Resolved, That the flag bearing the colors of the United States, presented to this House by Peter S. Du Ponceau, of Philadelphia, made of American silk, prepared and woven by John D'Homergue, silk manufacturer, in the city of Philadelphia, be accepted by this House, and that it be displayed, under the direction of the Speaker, in some conspicuous part of the hall of sittings of this House," having been read, Mr. Alexander moved to lay the resolution on the table; which motion being disagreed to, the said resolution was concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the heirs of Louis Pellerin, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joshua Whitney and others, heirs and representatives of Guy Maxwell, deceased, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Doddridge, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (No, 503) to organize the several fire companies in the District of Columbia; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Territories be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of inhabitants of that part of the Territory of Michigan lying west of lake Michigan, and north of the State of Illinois, and that the said petitions be committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 76) to establish the territorial government of Huron.

Mr. Dickinson, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Ann D. Baylor, accompanied by a bill (No. 504) for the relief of the legal representatives of Colonel George Baylor ; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Dickinson, from the same committee, made a report on the petition of Major John Roberts, accompanied by a bill (No. 505) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Wingate,

Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to icquire into the expediency of making compensation to the heirs or legal representatives of Robert Askins, for services rendered by him as an officer during the war of the Revolution, and that the papers and documents on file relating to his case be referred to said committee.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law, so that the legal representative of Caleb Lincoln, a soldier of the Revolution, deceased, may have the benefit of a land warrant granted him, and since lost or destroyed.

Mr. Hodges moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to furnish this House with a statement of the amount of payments made by the owners of vessels of the United States, since the year 1816, for papers called “Mediterranean passports,” and with a statement of the fund or account to which said payments have been applied.

On motion of Mr. Kendall, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing on the pension roll the name of Joseph Clark, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Taylor, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the provision of the pension laws to all the surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution who served for the period of time therein specified.

On motion of Mr. Finch, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the names of Enos Wood and Prudence La Janesse, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Ihrie, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Frederick Sheckler, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Gordon, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Humphrey Beckett, a soldier of the Revolution, of the State of Virginia, on the pension list.

On motion of Mr. Dudley, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce take into consideration the expediency of making an appropriation for the survey of New river, in the State of North Carolina, with a view of improving the same.

On motion of Mr. William B. Shepard, Resolved, That the report of the select committee on the subject of the Roanoke inlet, made at the last session of Congress, be referred to the Committee on Commerce; and that the said committee be directed to inquire into the expediency of reporting to this House such sum as, in their opinion, will be sufficient to effect the survey recommended in said report.

On motion of Mr. Tucker, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Benjamin Puckett, a soldier of the revolutionary war, on the pension list.

On motion of Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of repealing or modifying the 25th section of an act, entitled “ An act establishing the judicial courts of the United States," passed the 24th of September, 1789.

On motion of Mr. Lumpkin, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing on the pension list, John Davis, Thomas Taylor, and Archibald Henderson, of Gwinnett county, in the State of Georgia.

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediecny of abolishing imprisonment for debt by virtue of process from the courts of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Daniel, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of passing a law to authorize a circuit court judge of the United States, in vacation, to grant a supersedeas for errors that may appear in the record, in cases arising in the circuit or district courts of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Chilton, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of John Sorrels on the pension list, he having been a revolutionary soldier.

Mr. Whittlesey moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to this House a copy of the survey and estimate made for a canal by a corps of engineers of the United States, from Portage Summit, to intersect the line surveyed by Colonel Kearney.

On motion of Mr. Overton, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for a survey of the Red river, from its entrance into the Mississippi to the town of Natchitoches; of the Washita river, from its entrance into the Red river to the town of Monroe; and of the Achafalia river, from its connexion with the Mississippi to its outlet into the gulf of Mexico.

On motion of Mr. Clay, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the jurisdiction of the United States' court for the northern district of Alabama, so as to include the Cherokee and Chickasaw territory within the chartered limits of said State.

On motion of Mr. Sevier, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an

appropriation to open a road from "Strings,” on the St. Francis river, to Barboursville, in the Territory of Arkansas.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the running and marking the boundary line between the State of Alabama and Territory of Florida, and for the closing the surveys on each side of said line, and for the issuing of patents for the land sold within the disputed boundary by the United States.

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz: I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting an estimate of the appropriations proposed to be made for the service of the year, amounting to $10,568,566 09, together with statements showing the appropriations for the service of the year 1831, made by former acts; the existing appropriations which will not be required for the service of the year 18 30, and which it is proposed to apply in aid of the service of 1831; and the existing appropriations which will be required to complete the service of 1830, and former years, but which will be expended in 1831; which letter and estimate were referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

II. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the House on the 16th instant, in relation to the progress made in constructing the Cumberland road in the State of Indiana; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

III. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the disbursements made, since the adoption of the Federal Constitution, under the following heads, viz; Fortifications, Light-Houses, Public Debt, Revolutionary and other Pensions, and Internal Improvements; showing, as far as practicable, the amount disbursed in each year, and in each State and 'Territory; prepared in obedience to an order of the House of the 26th of May, 1830; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Strong, that when the House shall adjourn this day, it will adjourn to meet again to-morrow at 10 o'clock A. M.; which motion was rejected by the House.

A motion was then made by Mr. Doddridge, that when the House shall adjourn this day, it will adjourn to meet again to-morrow at 11 o'clock a. M.; which motion was agreed to by the House.

The House then 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. Cambreleng, from the 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.

And then the House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1830.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of John Gibson, of the State of Maine; Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Elisha Barnes, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Hodges presented a petition of Edmund Briggs, of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Beekman presented a petition of John Wolever, of the State of New

York;

Mr. Monell presented a petition of Jonathan Sanford, of the State of New York;

Mr. Adam King presented a petition of Martin Doll, of the State of Pennsylvania; praying, respectively, to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of David Brooks, of the city of New York, praying to be allowed arrearages of pension.

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

On motion of Mr. Huntington, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel Woodcock, presented January 14, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Doddridge, Ordered, That the petition of Robert Reynolds, presented May 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of Amariah Squirrell, of the city of Philadelphia, son and representative of Jacob Squirrell, deceased, a soldier in the late war with Great Britain, praying to be paid the amount of pay and emoluments due to his father at the time of his death, and that the bounty in land may be granted to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Reed, Ordered, That the petition of Jonathan Coffin, presented January 25th, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. White, of New York, Ordered, That the petition of Ellen Dix, widow of the late Doctor Dix, presented December 8, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Eager, Ordered, That the petition of Jonathan D. Ferris, presented March 29, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Howard, Ordered, That the petition of James L. Ridgeley, administrator of Edward Moore, deceased, presented January 18, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Hoffman presented a petition of Albert P. Rusco, of the State of New York, praying to be allowed and paid an additional compensation for a bridge built by him over the river St. Sebastian, at St. Augustine, in East Florida, under a contract entered into between him and an officer of the Quartermaster's Department of the Army of the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Lea, Ordered, That the petition of Adam Peck, presented January 6th, 1826, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Washington presented a memorial of the Corporation of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, complaining of many inconveniences to which the citizens of said town, and others trading thereto, are subjected by reason of the bridge across the river Potomac, running from the city of Washington to the Virginia shore of said river, and praying that an act may be passed, obliging the Washington Bridge Company forthwith to make ample provision for accommodating such navigation, by sufficiently enlarging the aperture in the bridge at the draw over the main channel of the river, and

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