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documents printed by order of the Senate in that year, and is document numbered 104; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

An engrossed bill, (No. 501,) entitled "An act for the relief of Bernard Kelly," was read the third time; when it was,

On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Ordered, That the further consideration of the said bill be postponed until the third day in January next.

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 further progress had been made therein; and that the court of impeachment had adjourned to meet again to-morrow at twelve o'clock meridian. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, eleven o'clock A. M.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1830. Mr. Wingate presented a petition of Rhoda Cook, administratrix on the estate of Elijah Cook, Frederick Bradford, Alexander Allen, James Cook, Andrew Horn, and Thomas Davis, of the State of Maine, praying that the portion of the nett proceeds of a British vessel and cargo captured by a private armed vessel owned by the petitioners in the year 1814, and during the war between the United States and Great Britain, which passed into the Treasury of the United States by the erroneous proceeding of the collector of the district of Waldoborough, may be repayed to them; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Tracy presented a petition of John Burnham, of the State of New York, praying to be paid the balance yet due of the sum he paid in 1794 for his ransom from slavery in Algiers, together with the interest thereon, as also the interest due on sums heretofore paid him on account; which petition was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Doddridge, Ordered, That the petition of John Thompson, presented April 10, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Roane presented a petition of Patsey Johnson, of the State of Virginia, widow of Samuel Johnson, deceased, a revolutionary soldier, praying to be paid the arrears of pension which she conceives to have been due to her husband at the time of his death; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of inhabitants of the city of Louisville, in the State of Kentucky, praying that appropriations may be made for improving the Ohio river, so as to render the same navigable throughout the summer and fall months, by boats drawing four feet water, from the mouth of the river to Louisville, and by boats drawing three feet between Louisville and Pittsburgh; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Ordered, That the petition of Phoebe Moore, of Alexandria, presented December 8, 1828, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of Samuel A. Edmondson, of the State of Mississippi, praying for a grant of public lands as a compensation for military services rendered in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Joseph Fox, of the State of Alabama, praying for a grant of public lands as a compensation for an invention in the art of boring the earth for water, the successful application of which has greatly increased the value of a very large tract of public land in the State of Alabama

Mr. Clay presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Alabama, holders of certificates of purchase, and relinquishers of public lands originally sold under fourteen dollars per acre, praying that further relief may be granted to them.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Joseph Elliott, of the State of Alabama, praying that the title in fee of a certain tract of land reserved to him in a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians, may be vested in his children.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Edwin Swink, of the State of Alabama, praying that the right of pre-emption on the purchase of a certain quarter section of land may be granted io him, which quarter section is a part of a reservation granted by treaty with the Cherokee Indians to a certain Isaac Keys for life, and which he has purchased of said Keys.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Samuel Keys, of the State of Alabama, praying that the title in fee of a certain tract of land reserved to him in a treaty with the Cherokee Indians, may be vested in his children.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Francis Renshaw, of the State of Alabama, praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of a certain tract of public land may be granted to him, to which land a certain Isaac Keys lays claim, as being reserved to him in a treaty between the United Staies and the Cherokee Indians.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Sally Johnson, wife of Peter Johnson, of the State of Alabama, praying that the title in fee to a certain tract of land reserved to her husband, (of the existence of whom she knows not, as he left home seven years ago, and has not since been heard of,) by a treaty with. the Cherokee Indialis, iniy be vested in her.

Mr Clay presented a petition of William J. Price, of the State of Alabama, stating that he purchased of a certain William Jones a tract of land reserved to him by a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indious, and that said Jones removed from said land, whereby the said land becaine forfeited to the United States; and praying that the right of pre-emption in the purchase of said land may be granted to him and his assignees, Robert McFarland and Alexander H. Price.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Jir. Baylor presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Alabama, holders of certificates of purchase, and relinquishers of public lands originally sold under thirteen dollars per acre, praying that further relief may be granted to them; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Biddle presented a petition of Joseph W. Torrey, of the Territory of Michigan, an'attorney at law, praying to be paid for certain professiona services rendered the United States; which was referred to the Commitice on the Judiciary.

Mr. Bockee, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 16,) entitled “An act for the relief of Aaron Fitzgerald," reported the same with an amendment, i. e. strike out the first section thereof

Ordered, Tha the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Samuel Lewis, junior; which was read, and laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 8,) entitleú an act for the relief of Lucien Harper;" and that the said bill be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Clains.

Mr. Draper, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Luther L. Sinith; which was read, and laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of William P. Bayly; and that it be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Territories be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the legislative council of the l'erritory of Michiaan, and that it be committed to the Committee of the whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 359) to fix the salaries of the judges of the Territory of Michigan.

Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Henry Stoker, and that so much of said perition as relates to a claim for money be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Hoffman, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 512) for the relief of the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased ; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the 3d day of January next

On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be directed to inquire into the justuess of a claim of Thomas Belden upon the Government, for building two vessels during the late war, under a contract made by the late Commodore Perry with said Belden.

A motion was made by Mr. Johns, that the House do reconsider the vote by which it agreed to the resolution moved by Mr. Haynes yesterday, declaring "that, during the trial of the impeachment now pending before the Senate, they will meet daily at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon; and that, from day to day, it will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole, and attend the said trial during the continuance thereof, and until the conclusion of the same."

A motion was then made by Mr. Polk, that the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Johns be postponed until Monday next, the 27th instant;

And the question being put to agree to this motion,
It passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Semmes, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims he instructed to inquire into the expediency of paying to Elizabeth Magruder, daughter and

heir at law of Rignal Hillary, an officer of the revolutionary army, the commutation pay which was due to her father at the time of his death.

On motion of Mr. Howard, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Peter Cleer upon the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Maxwell, of Virginia, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Benjamin Harmick, of Virginia, a soldier of the revolutionary war, upon the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Alexander, Ordered, That when this House shall adjourn to-day, it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next, the 27th instant.

On motion of Mr. Lumpkin, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing James McLaughlin, of Georgia, on the pension list.

On motion of Mr. Standefer, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of procuring to be made, by the Board of Ennineers of the United States, a survey of the rivers Tennessee and Holston, and an estimate of the improvements on the same, from the place commonly called “the Suck," on the Tennessee river, to the town of Knoxville, on the Holston river.

On motion of Mr. Leavitt, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Luke Tipton, of Holmes county, in the State of Ohio, for services rendered to his country as a soldier of the revolution.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing, hy law, the Registers and Receiyers of the several land offices to correct mistakes made in entering any por. tion of the public lands, whenever sufficient testimony be produced, of such mistakes having been made: Provided, That the lands so intended to be entered shall not have been previously entered by another person.

Ordered, That a Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills be appointed, pursuant to a joint standing rule of the two Houses.

And Mr. Shields and Mr. Richardson were appointed of the said committee on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the First Comptroller of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the accounts which have remained unsettled, or on which balances appear to have been due, more than three years prior to the 30th September, 1830, on the books of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury.

An engrossed bill, (No. 334,) entitled " An act to incorporate a fire insurance company in Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, was read the third time, and passed.

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: I am directed to notify the House of Representatives that

the Senate is now sitting as a High Court of Impeachment for the trial of James H. Peck, judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri. And then he withdrew.

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; and, after some time spent therein, the coinmittee returned into the chamber of the House; and the Speaker having resumed the chair,

Mr. Cambreleng, 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 further progress had been made therein; and that the Court of Impeachment had adjourned to meet again on Monday next, the 27th instant, at 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until Monday next, at 11 o'clock A. M.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1830.

Mr. McIntire presented a petition of James Morrison, a petition of William Libby, a petition of Nathaniel Thing, a petition of Simeon Tibbetts, a petition of Nathaniel Libby, all of the State of Maine;

Mr. Angel presented a petition of Israel Freeman, of the State of New York;

Mr. Borst presented a petition of Demas Judd, of the State of New York;

Mr. Tracy presented a petition of Phineas Dodge, of the State of New York;

Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of Daniel Curman, of the city of New York;

Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Noah Cowles, of the State of Ohio;

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Asa Burrows, of the State of New Hampshire; also, a petition of Moses Huntoon, of the State of New Hampshire; praying, respectively, that their names may be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of Jonathan Green, of the State of Maine, praying to be allowed arrearages of pension.

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

On motion of Mr. Bailey, Ordered, That the petition of Eli Smith, presented December 16, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Doddridge, Ordered, That the petition of Simeon Woodrow, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of inhabitants of Prospect, in the State of Maine, praying for the establishment of a post route; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of Clarissa B. Harrison, widow of the late J. C S. Harrison, praying that the accounts of her late husband, as Receiver of public money at the land office at Vincennes, may be adjusted on equitable principles; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

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