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of Pearson Freeman, a petition of Zadock Ingell, and a petition of William Perkins, all of the State of Massachusetts;

Mr. Burges presented a petition of Richard Clark, of the State of Massachusetts, a petition of Grindal Chace, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Michael Anthony, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Nelson MilJer, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Simeon Chace, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Simeon Bullock, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of William Daggett, of the State of Massachusetts, a petition of Thomas Luther, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Samuel Short, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Peleg Weeden, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of Jonathan Pearce, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of James Miller, of the State of Rhode Island, a petition of James Richmond, of the State of Massachusetts, and a petition of Thomas Whitford, of the State of Rhode Island;

Mr. Noyes Barber presented a petition of Gilbert S. Fish, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Ellsworth presented a petition of John Roberts, of the State of Connecticut; Mr. Swift presented a petition of Roswell Hunt, of the State of Vermont;

Mr. Spencer, of New York, presented a petition of Levi Hitchcock, of the State of New York;

Mr. Earll presented a petition of Jeremiah Cleaveland, of the State of New York;

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Aaron Smith, of the State of New York;

Mr. Swan presented a petition of John Jemes, of the State of New Jersey; Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, presented a petition of John Ortman, of the State of

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of Michael Clifford, of the State of Illinois; which petitioners, severally and respectively, pray that their names may be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Philip Taber, of the State of New Hampshire;

Mr. Allen presented a petition of Conrad Kremer, of the State of Virginia;

Mr. Standefer presented a petition of William Duggan, of the State of praying, respectively, to be allowed and paid the arrears of pension to which they conceive themselves to be entitled.

Mr. Crane presented a petition of John Thompson, of the State of Ohio, praying for an increase of pension.

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

On motion of Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, Ordered, That the petition of Israel Mead, presented December 10, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Swan, Ordered, That the petition of James Moore, presented January 19, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

Ohio;

Tennessee;

On motion of Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, Ordered, That the petition of Ebenezer Breed, presented March 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Pearce presented a petition of Susanna Lippincott, of the city of Philadelphia, widow of Caleb Lippincott, who was killed in the naval service of the United States, praying to be paid the arrears of pension to which she conceives herself entitled.

Mr. Campbell P. White presented a petition of Charlotte Wares, of the city of New York, widow of Samuel Wares, late of the naval service of the United States, praying that the pension heretofore granted to her for a limited time may be renewed.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Commitee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Mallary, Ordered, That the petition of Jesse Gove, presented January 19, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Hawkins presented a petition of Ira Baldwin, praying compensation for his services as a Canadian volunteer in the service of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain, and for a grant of the bounty land to which he is entitled by reason of said services.

Mr. Spencer presented a petition of Lawrence L. Van Kleeck, late collector of internal revenue for the 13th collection district in the State of New York, praying to be allowed the per centage to which he conceives himself entitled, as compensation for his services.

Mr. McCreery presented a petition of John Fleming, of the State of Pennsylvania, late an assessor of direct tax in that State, praying that certain moneys paid over by him to the United States through a mistake may be refunded.

Mr. Archer presented a memorial of Joseph Nourse, late Register of the Treasury of the United States, praying to be paid the amount found due to him from the Government by the judicial tribunals of the country.

Mr. Doddridge presented a petition of Josias Thompson, of the State of Virginia, late a superintendent of the Cumberland road, praying to be paid the amount found due to him by the verdict of a jury in the trial of a suit instituted against him by the United States.

Mr. Leavitt presented a petition of David Goorley, late a marine in the service of the United States, who was discharged from service in Leghorn, in Italy, praying to be reimbursed the amount paid by him for his passage to the United States.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of A. S. Campbell, a lieutenant in the Navy of the United States, praying to be paid for services as paval storekeeper at Pensacola, in Florida.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of Adam Hall, of the State of Alabama, praying to be paid for two horses lost in the service of the United States.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of Ann H. Bard, widow of Ebenezer Bard, on behalf of herself and the children of the said Ebenezer Bard, praying that the estate of her late husband may be released from all claims of the United States, arising out of the suretyship of the said Ebenezer for William Bard, as a collector of direct taxes and internal duties in the State of Kentucky.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims. The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee of Claims, viz:

By Mr. Hawkins: The petition of James White, on behalf of himself and other heirs of William White, deceased, presented May 10, 1830.

By Mr. Mitchell: The petition of John Donn, presented March 1, 1830.

By Mr. Lewis: The petition of Robert Irvin, presented December 31, 1827.

Mr. Spencer, of New York, presented a petition of James S. Campbell, of the State of New York, son and heir of Colonel Samuel Campbell, deceased, who was an officer in the military service in the war of the revolution, praying that the accounts and claims of his late father

may

be settled and adjusted, and the balance found due paid to him.

Mr. Campbell P. White presented a petition of John M. Fought, of the city of New York, an officer in the army of the revolution, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay, to which he is entitled by reason of his services in the capacity aforesaid.

Mr. Earll presented a petition of Peleg Green, of the State of New York, praying compensation for services rendered and for property lost in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of Nancy Davis, of the State of Kentucky, widow of Jesse Davis, who was a captain in the army of the revolution, praying to be paid the amount due for the monthly pay, as also for a grant of the land, to which her said husband was entitled.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Elizabeth Eaton, widow of the late General William Eaton, for and in behalf of herself and the heirs of said William Eaton, praying that the accounts of the said William Eaton, as Consul of the United States at Tunis, in Africa, may be settled on the principles of equity, and that the sum found due may be paid to his heirs; which petition was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Denny presented petitions of inhabitants of the counties of Alleghany, Westmoreland, and Fayette, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of mails on the Sabbath day may be prohibited; which petitions were committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Illinois, residing on public lands within the military bounty tract, praying that they may have the pre-emption right in the purchase of the lands on which they are located.

Mr. Duncan presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, praying that the provisions of the act of May 29, 1850, granting pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands, may be extended to every settler on lands claimed by the Government prior to the 1st January, 1831, and that the settlers may be allowed one year thereafter to avail themselves of its provisions.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to which is committed the bill (No. 524) to amend and extend the provisions of the act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public land.

Mr. Hemphill presented a memorial of masters of vessels engaged in the transportation of merchandise and passengers, and in trading between the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, through Back creek, praying that measures may be adopted to improve the navigation of Back creek; which memorial was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 293) to improve Back creek.

Mr. Gurley presented a petition of Simon Rodriguez, of the State of Louisiana, praying that his claim to certain lands therein described may be confirmed; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour, Ordered, 'That the petition of John Overall, presented February 6, 1826, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Maxwell, of Virginia, presented a memorial of the manufacturers of salt in the county of Kenhawa, in the State of Virginia, praying for a restoration of the duty on imported salt; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Taliaferro presented a petition of John Balthrope, of the State of Virginia, stating that he has devised a simple, durable, and economical plan for the elevation and supply of water for the uses and purposes of the public buildings in the city of Washington, and praying that a reasonable compensation may be made him

for his said plan; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 407) making appropriations for the public buildings.

Mr. Mercer presented a copy of two memorials of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, addressed to the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, asking for certain amendments therein specified to the act incorporating said company; which were referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the memorial of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, presented December 5, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Vance presented remonstrances from inhabitants of the counties of Preble, Darke, Montgomery, and Miami, in the State of Ohio, against the making of the towns of Dayton and Eaton points in the location of the Cumberland road, now constructing in that State.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of inhabitants of the town of Maysville, in the State of Kentucky, praying that provision may be made for improving the navigation of the river Ohio, so that steamboats may navigate the same throughout the year. .

Ordered, That the said remonstrances and petition be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Henry R. Storrs presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Oneida, in the State of New York;

Mr. Patton presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Louisa, in the State of Virginia;

Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Trumbull and Columbiana, in the State of Ohio; praying, respectively, for the establishment of post routes therein described.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Buchanan presented a petition of John Light, of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Commit. tee on Military Pensions.

Mr. Drayton presented a petition of John Haslett, of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, praying to be refunded the amount of the sales of his ship and her cargo, which he alleged to have been erroneously condemned by the district court of the United States for the district of South Carolina.

Mr. Russel presented a petition of the heirs and representatives of Samuel Herrick, deceased, late of the State of Ohio, praying that the letters patent granted to their father for a new and useful invention to give motion to saw gates and other machinery, may be renewed.

Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Oliver Merritt, of the State of Ohio, praying that the letters patent granted to him for a new and useful machine for sawing shingles may be renewed.

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

Mr. Drayton presented a petition of F. L. Griffith, a Lieutenant in the army of the United States, praying to be reimbursed the amount of money expended by him in defending a suit against him for executing certain orders of his commanding officer in the year 1820; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Haynes presented a report and resolutions adopted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, in relation to the boundary line between that State and the Territory of Florida; which report and resolutions were committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 243) supplementary to the act to authorize the President of the United States to run and mark a line dividing the Territory of Florida from the State of Georgia.

Mr. Polk presented documents in support of a claim of John H. Maney and others for depredations committed on their property by Indians west of the river Mississippi; which documents were referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Standefer, Ordered, That the petition of John Brown, presented February 22, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of inhabitants of the lead mine district, in the State of Illinois, praying that the lands purchased from the Winnebago and other Indian tribes in that region of country may be surveyed and exposed to sale, and that actual settlers thereon may have the right of pre-emption in the purchase of tracts on which they have, respectively, made settlements.

Mr. Russel presented petitions of inhabitants of the State of Ohio, residing within the Virginia military district, praying that a grant of public lands may be made to Ripley academy in said district, lately incorporated by the State of Ohio.

Mr. Clay presented a petition of William M. King, of the State of Alabama, praying that his title to a tract of land in said State, derived from an Indian of the Cherokee tribe, named Thomas Jones, may be confirmed.

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

On motion of Mr. Ford, Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of Christian Koch, presented at the last session of Congress,

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