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Mr. Doddridge, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the petition of the Corporation of Georgetown, reported a bill (No. 564) to alter the bridge and draw over the Potomac river, 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.

Mr. Ihrie, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (No. 565) to provide for the appointment of commissioners to digest, prepare, and report to Congress, at the next session thereof, a code of statute law, civil and criminal, for the District of Columbia; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Verplanck, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 566) making additional appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors, and removing obstructions in the mouths of certain rivers; 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. 67,) entitled “ An act granting a pension to Martin Miller," made, verbally, an adverse report thereon.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Mr. Bockee, from the Committee on Military Pensions, made an unfa. vorable report on the petition of David Brooks; which was read, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 543) for the relief of John H. Wendell.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James B. Requa, and that it lie on the table.

The message received from the President of the United States yesterday was read, as follows:

January 15, 1831. To the House of Representatives:

I submit to the consideration of Congress the accompanying report and documents from the Navy Department, in relation to the capture of the Spanish slave vessel called 66 The Fenix,” and recommend that suitable legislative provision be made for the maintenance of the unfortunate captives, pending the legislation which has grown out of the case.

ANDREW JACKSON. Ordered, That the said message be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, communicating a report in relation to the annual sum necessary to maintain a Navy yard for building and equipping ships with despatch, called for by the House on the 31st of December last; which report was read, and referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasurv, communicating the information called for by the House on the 28th of December last, touching the cost of brown and white sugar imported into the United States from the year 1794 to 1830, inclusive, at the places from whenre imported, distinguishing the prices of each year, respectively; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Smith, by leave of the House, moved the following resolution, viz: Resolved, that the use of this hall be granted to John Foulke, a member of the society of Friends, at 7 o'clock this evening, for the purpose of delivering a religious discourse. The said resolution being read,

A motion was made by Mr. Hall that it lie on the table; which motion was disagreed to by the House.

A motion was then made by Mr. Mercer to amend the said resolution, by adding thereto the following, viz:

And that the Colonization Society, also, have leave to occupy this hall to-morrow evening at 6 o'clock;"

And on the question to agree to this amendment,
It passed in the affirmative.
The question was then put to agree to the said resolution as amended,
And passed in the affirmative.

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 of 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. Martin, from the said committee, 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 12 o'clock meridian. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1831. Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 53,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Francis Larche, of New Orleans," made a report thereon, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands, which was instructed, on the 17th ultimo, “to inquire into the expediency of granting all the lands that have been returned by the Surveyors as swamp and inundated, in Florida, to the Territory of Florida, the proceeds of the sales of which to be applied to the improvement of the navigation of the rivers of said Territory,” be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Mr. Verplanck, from the committee appointed on the 17th of September last on the memorial of surviving officers of the army of the Revolution, reported a bill (No. 567) supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Gibson, and that it lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate concur in the amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill entitled “ An act concerning town and village commons in Missouri.” The Senate have passed the bill of this House (No. 210) entitled “ An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and

with amendments; in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill of this

for other purposes,

House (No. 533) entitled " A : act to extend the time for entering certain donation claims to land in the Territory of Arkansas,” without amendment. The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 11. An act for the relief of George Johnson;
No. 72. An act for the relief of Ezekiel Canfield;
No. 73. An ac! for the relief of Hugh Barnes;

No. 74 An act to authorize the Territory of Florida to open a canal through the pulic lands between Chipola river and St. Andrew's bay, ia West Florida;

No 75 An act for the relief of Peters and Pond; in which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Expenditures, made on the 7th instant, in relation to a uniform rule for computing the mileage of members of Congress.

The question recurred to agree to the motion made by Mr. Chilton on the 12th instant, to recommit the said report to the Committee on Public Expenditures, with instructions amended to read as follows: “To report a bill making it the duty of the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, with the aid of the Postmaster General, at the end of every session, to make an estimate, as nearly as possible, of the actual distance (in a direct line) of the residence of each member of the Senate, House of Representatives, and delegate of a Territory, from the seat of Government; and that the mileage of members of Congress and delegates be computed, and their accounts for travelling be settled, according to such estimate;”

And the said que tion being put,
It was decided in the affirmative, Nays,

120,

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

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, John Anderson, William G. Angel, Noyes Barber, John S. Barbour, Isaac C. Bates, Robert E. B. Baylor, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Thomas Chandler, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard M. Cooper, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, John Davis, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. 'Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay; Chauncey Forward, Nathan Gaither, John Gilmore. William F. Gordon, Innis Green, George Grennell. jr., Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M Johnson, Cave Johnson, Adam King, Hery G Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, John Reed,

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Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, Augustine H. Shepperd, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Jesse Speight, William Stanberry, James Standefer, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, Joseph F. Wingate, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young, -120.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. John Bailey, Robert W. Barnwell, William W. Ellsworth, Joshua Evans, Isaac Finch, Joseph Hawkins, Charles E Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Jabez W. iluntington, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, Perkins King, George G. Leiper, Henry C. Martindale, Rufus McIntire, Ebenezer F. Norton, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, Robert S. Rose, Jonah Sanford, Ambrose Spencer, William L. Storrs, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whitllesey, Campbell P. White, and Edward D. White--. 27.

The joint resolution relative to the pay of members of Congress was read the second time, amended, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. McDuffie from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 50,) entitled “ An act to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to make compensation to the heirs of Taliaferro Livingston and Thomas W. Armstrong for the maintenance of fifteen Africans illegally imported into the United States," reported the same without amendment.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to furnish this House with the monthly returns exhibiting the transactions of the Bank of the United States for the

year

1830. On motion of Mr. Wayne, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation of money to erect a beacon on the White Oyster Beds in Savannah river.

Mr. Wickliffe moved the following resolutions, viz:

Resolved, that the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of dismissing from the Army the supernumerary second Lieutenants by brevet commission.

Resolved, That the committee also inquire into the expediency of fixing the

age between seventeen and twenty-one years as the period of admission into the West Point academy; and that all the graduates from time to time at that institution shall be discharged from the Army when not needed in the actual service of the country.

Resolved, That they inquire into the expediency of authorizing appointments in the line of the Army from the meritorious non-commissioned officers of the Army, and also of reducing the number of cadets in said academy now authorized by law.

The said resolutions were read; and, after debate thereon, the hour allotted by the rule for the consideration of reports and resolutions expired: when

The House 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 of 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. Martin, from the said committee, 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 12 o'clock meridian.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 11 o'clock A. M.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1830. Another member, viz:

From the State of Tennessee-Jacob S. Isacks appeared, was qualified, and took his seat.

Mr. Hall, from the Committee on Public Expenditures, in obedience to the instructions of the House, reported a bill (No. 568) to establish a uniform mode for computing mileage of members of Congress and delegates from Territories; which was read the first and second time.

A motion was then made by Mr. Chilton to amend said bill, by adding thereto the following section, viz:

And be it further enacted, That, from and after the passage of this act, the pay of members of the Senate, House of Representatives, and delegates of Territories, shall be at the rate of six dollars per day, for each day's attendance on the business of the Senate or House of Representatives, and six dollars for every twenty miles travel to and from the seat of Government, estimated according to the rule established in this act.

And, after debate on the said motion to amend, The previous question was called for by Mr. Carson; and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

Th. said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now put? And passed in the affirmative.

The said main question was then put, viz: Shall the bill be engrossed, and read the third time?

And passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time to-morrow,

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 569) for the relief of William Smith, administrator of John Taylor, deceased; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported an amendatory bill (No. 119) further to amend an act entitled “ An act to reduce into one the several acts establishing and regulating the Post Office Department;" which amendatory bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

Mr. White, of New York, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the case of Henry Eckford, accompanied by a bill (No. 570) authorizing the purchase from Henry Eckford of certain lands for public purposes; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Shields, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on the 19th instant, present to the President of the United States enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 18. An act for the relief of Thomas Fitzgerald;

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