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Territory of Florida, on behalf of himself, and in behalf of the heirs of Alex. ander Macullaugh, deceased, praying to be permitted to locate certain certificates of land, the claims to which have been duly confirmed by the proper authority, on any unlocated public lands in Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana.

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

Mr. Doddridge presented a representation of the Grand Jury of the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, upon the subject of the administration of justice in the District of Columbia, and the organization of the courts in said District; which representation was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Wilde presented a petition of J. Winter Browne, a subject of the King of England, now residing in the State of Georgia, praying that letters patent may be granted him for his improvement in the art of constructing rail roads, without requiring a previous residence for the period of two years in the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of inhabitants of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, praying that provision may be made for rendering the Ohio river navigable at all seasons of the year for steamboats drawing three and four feet water.

Mr. Irwin, of Pennsylvania, presented a petition of the President and Managers of the Monongahela Bridge Company, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying Congress to authorize a subscription of stock in the said company, on behalf of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented a memorial of the Trustees of the New England Asylum for the Blind, praying for the aid and patronage of the Government of the United States in the endowment of said institution; which memorial was referred to a select committee; and

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, Mr. Lea, Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, Mr. Beekman, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, and Mr. Evans, of Maine, were appointed the said committee.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of James Lucius Sawyer, accompanied by a bill (No. 530 for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Coma mittee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the same committee, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Jonathan Ware; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a hill (No. 531) making appropriations for the naval service for the year 1831; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. De Witt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Frederick Raymer, accompanied by a bill (No. 532) for his relief; 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 Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of William Ward and John Cunningham, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

. Mr. Wickliffe, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which the subject was referred on the 17th ultimo, reported a bill (No. 533) to extend the time for entering certain donation claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Williams, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petitions of Joseph C. Belt and George Stockton; which report was read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 245) for the relief of John Sapp.

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the case of George Mayfield; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, which was instructed, on the 17th ultimo, "to inquire into the expediency of extending the provisions of the pension laws so as to embrace the militia in the service of any of the States during the revolutionary war," made an adverse report thereon; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, which was instructed, on the 21st instant, “to inquire into the expediency of extending the provisions 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,” reported a bill (No. 534) to explain and amend the several acts to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Trezvant, from the Committee on Military Pensions, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 30,) entitled " An act for the relief of Samuel Nowell,” reported the same without amendment, and recommended that the said bill be rejected.

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

Mr. Sterigere, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 39,) entitled "An act for the benefit of schools in Lawrence county, Mississippi," reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow.

The resolution moved by Mr. Verplanck on the 31st ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Whittlesey on the 31st ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Jennings on the 31st ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Test on the 31st ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. McIntire, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making appropriation by law for the payment of the amount due on a prize certificate issued from the War Office of the United States, under date of the 29th of April, 1780, for five hundred dollars, with interest annually, payable to Thomas Cutts or bearer, numbered 228.

Mr. Richardson moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business be instructed to inquire whether any measures may be devised and adopted to expedite the business before this House, and to report thereon by resolve or otherwise. Ordered, That the said resolution do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Everett, of Vermont, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for making a survey of a rail road from Boston to Ogdensburg, in the State of New York.

Mr. Storrs, of New York, moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to this House (if, in his opinion, it may be done without injury to the public interest) copies of the correspondence which may been had be. tween the American Minister at London and the Government of his Britannic Majesty, since the 4th day of March, 1829, relative to the opening of the ports of the United States to British vessels coming from the British West India colonies, and relative to the terms and conditions on which the importation into the said colonies of the productions of the United States might be allowed in American vessels.

On motion of Mr. Gilmore, Resolved, That the Committee of Elections be directed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law for taking evidence in case of contested elections of members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to compel the attendance of witnesses.

On motion of Mr. McCreery, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making such alterations in the act, entitled “An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution,” approved May 15, 1828, as to exclude from its provisions all officers who were commissioned after the first day of December, 1781, who were not in the service prior to the date of their commissions.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the High Court of Impeachment have adjourned to meet again on Wednesday next, at 12 o'clock, meridian.

A motion was made by Mr. Johns, that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the motion made by him on the 24th ultimo, that the House do reconsider the vote taken on the 23d instant, on a motion made by Mr. Haynes, by which the House agreed to meet at 11 o'clock A. M. during the pendency of the trial of the impeachment of James H. Peck before the Senate, and at 12 o'clock to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, and attend, in the Senate chamber, the trial of the said impeachment;

And the question being put, Will the House now proceed to the consideration of the said motion to reconsider?

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Yeas,

117,

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

Messrs. William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noye Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, James Buchanan,

Tristam Burges, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay,James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W: Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Warren R Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Clement Dorsey, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Samuel W. Eager, William W. Ellsworth, Joshua Evans, Edward Evereit, Horace Everett, James Findlay, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Adam King, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Rufus McIntire, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer Patton, Dutee J Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, William Russell, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thompson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, John Var num, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George u. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Joel Yancey.-117.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, John Anderson, Benedict Arnold, Robert W. Barnwell, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Blair, Jolin Broadhead, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard Coulter, Jacob Crocheron, Robert Desha, Henry W. Dwight, Jonas Earll, jr., Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorhamn, Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Charles E. Haynes, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Peter Ihrie, jr., Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, James Lent, Wilson Lumpkin, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Robert Potter, Williain Ramsey, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, James Shields, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, James Stande. fer, John B Sterigere, Henry R. Storrs, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Edward D. White, and Richard H. Wilde. -58.

The House then proceeded in the consideration of the said molion, made by Mr. Johns: when

A motion was made by Mr. Hoffman that the said motion to reconsider do lie on the table; And the question being put,

55,

111. The ycas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

It was decided in the negative, {Nays,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, Benedict Arnold, Robert W. Barnwell, James Blair, John Broadhead, Thomas Chandler, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Henry B. Cowles, Jacob Crocheron, Robert Desha, Edward B. Dudley, Jonas Earll, jr., Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore, Benjamin Gorham, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Jonathan Hunt, Joseph G. Kendall, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, James Lent, Wilson Lumpkin, Alem Marr, William D. Martin, William McCreery, William McCoy, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, James Shields, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, and Richard H. Wilde. -55.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Blair, Ratlitf Boon, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chilton, Clement C. Clay, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin B. Crowninshield, Henry Daniel, John Davis, Warren Ř. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Samuel W. Eager, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, George Grennell, jr., Joseph Hawkins, Jaines L. Ilodges, Henry Hubbard, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., William Kennon, John Kincaid, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leaviti, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Ebenezer F. Norton, John Mercer Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, James F. Randolph, John Reed, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, William Russel, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Gulian C. Verplanck, Samuel F. Vinton, George Č. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young-111.

The House then again resumed the consideration of the said motion, and the question being put, Will the House reconsider the said vote?

It passed in the affirmative. The question then again recurred to agree to the motion made by Mr. Haynes on the 23d of December; and, after debate thereon, the hour arrived for passing to the orders of the day: when

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary, as follows:

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