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rial of other inhabitants of said town in behalf of the southern Indians; which remonstrance was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. King presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Dorchester, in the State of Maryland, praying that a new collection district may be established out of the present district of Vienna, and that the port of entry for the same may be fixed at some convenient place; which petition was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a memorial of inhabitants of Frankfort, in the State of Kentucky, praying that provision may be made for rendering the Ohio river navigable at all s asons of the year for small steamboats, from its mouth to the city of Pittsburg; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 440) for the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

Mr. Wickliffe presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Kentucky, praying that an appropriation may be made sufficient for the complete repair of the Cumberland road from Cumberland to Wheeling.

Mr. Thomas Irwin presented a similar petition of inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 292) for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road.

Memorials praying Congress to pass a law to prohibit the transportation of the public mails on the Sabbath day, were presented as follows, viz:

By Mr. Evans, of Maine, of inhabitants of the town of Winthrop, in the county of Kennebec, in the State of Maine.

By Mr. Wingate, of inhabitants of the town of New Castle and its vicinity, in the State of Maine.

By Mr. McCreery, of inhabitants of the county of Washington, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Denny, of inhabitants of the counties of Beaver and Alleghany, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Crawford, of inhaditants of the county of Perry, in the State of Pennsylvania.

By Mr. Whittlesey, of inhabitants of the town of Hampden, in the county of Geauga, and of the town of Kingsville, in the county of Ashtabula, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Leavitt, of inhabitants of the State of Ohio.
By Mr. Crane, of inhabitants of the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Thomson, of inhabitants of the county of Columbiana, in the State of Ohio.

By Mr. Russel, of inhabitants of the town of Greenfield, in the State of

Ohio.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Russel presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Brown, in the State of Ohio, against any interference in the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Sprigg presented memorials of inhabitants of the county of Alleghany, in the State of Maryland, praying that provision may be made for the repair and preservation of the Cumberland road; which memorials were referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road.

On motion of Mr. Samuel A. Smith, Resolved, that the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Jacob C. Van Artsdalen, a soldier of the revolution, on the pension list.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 82,) entitled “ An act for the relief of William B. Matthews, trustee,” reported the same without amendment, accompanied by a detailed report in writing.

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

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Lawrence L. Van Kleeck, accompanied by a bill (No. 604) 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. Brown, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged front the further consideration of the petition of Maria and Catharine Vrooman, heirs of Peter Deitz, deceased, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. De Witt, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Thomas Hopping and Joshua P. Frothingham, accompanied by a bill (No. 605) for their 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. De Witt, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James Danley, and that it lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Crane, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Jane Findlay, Sally Staples, and Samuel Douthell, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

Mr. McIntire from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Timothy Green; which was read, and laid on the table.

A motion was made by Mr. Mallary, that the report made by the Committee on Manufactures on the 3d instant, upon the subject of the duty on salt, be printed.

A motion was made by Mr. Williams, that the said motion do lie on the table. And the question being put,

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Yeas, It was decided in the negative, {

82, Nays,

101. 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, William Armstrong, John S. Barbour, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, David Crockett, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Robert Desha, Charles G. De Witt, Joseph Draper, James Findlay, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan

Gaither, William F. Gordon, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Charles E. Haynes, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Peter Ihrie, jr., Cave Johnson, Henry G. Lamar, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, George E. Mitchell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, Spencer Pettis, Robert Potter, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Jonah Santord, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Benedict I. Semmes, Jesse Speight, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, John Taliaferro, John Test, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Richard H. Wilde, Lewis Williams, and Joel Yancey.--82.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, Peter I. Borst, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, John Campbell, James Clark, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin

W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Harmar Denny, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., William W. Ellsworth George Evans, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, Isaac Finch, Chauncey Forward, John Gilmore, Innis Green, George Grennell, jr., Henry H. Gurley, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Michael Hoffman, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Richard M. Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Robert P. Letcher, George Loyall, Rollin C. Mallary, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, Robert Monell, John M. Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, James K. Polk, Gershom Powers, William Ramsey, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, William Stanberry, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Campbell . White, Edward D. White, Charles A. Wickliffe, Ephraim K. Wilson, and Ebenezer Young.--101.

The question was then put to agree to the motion made by Mr. Mallary, And passed in the affirmative.

The House resumed the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Jarvis on the 28th of January ultimo, that six thousand additional copies be printed of the report of the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to the distribution of the surplus revenue among the several States after the payment of the public debt; And the question being put to agree to the said motion, s Yeas

97,

79. 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, John S. Barbour, Robert W. Barnwell, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, John Bell, James Blair, Abraham Bockee, Petec I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, James Buchanan, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Clement C. Clay, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Jacob Crocheron, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, William Drayton, Joseph Duncan, Jonas Earll, jr., Isaac Finch, James Ford, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Thomas H. Hall, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hammons, Charles E. Haynes, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, James Lent, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, John Magee, Rollio C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Thomas Maxwell, William McCoy, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Gershom Powers, William Ramsey, Abram Rencher, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Jesse Speight, Philander Stephens, John Taliaferro, Wiley Thompson, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Gulian C. Verplanck, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Richard H. Wilde, and Joel Yancey.-97.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. William Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, Thomas Beekman, John Blair, Ratliff Boon, Samuel Butman, Thomas Chilton, Lewis Condict, Richard M. Cooper, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Benjamin W. Crowninshield, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Philip Doddridge, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Joshua Evans, Horace Everett, Chauncey Forward, George Grennell, jr., James L. Hodges, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., Ralph I. Ingersoll, Thomas Irwin, William W. Irvin, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, William Kennon, John Kincaid, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCreery, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, Henry A. Muhlenberg, Dutee J. Pearce, Isaac Pierson, John Reed, Joseph Richardson, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, Benedict I. Semmes, Thomas H. Sill, Ambrose Spencer, William Stanberry, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Joel B. Sutherland, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, Joseph Vance, John Varnum, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, Elisha Whittlesey, Edward D. White, Lewis Williams, Ephraim K. Wilson, Joseph F. Wingate, and Ebenezer Young:-—79.

The resolution moved by Mr. Drayton on the 28th of January ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Ellsworth on the 28th of January ultimo, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. White, of New York, on the 28th of January ultimo, and laid on the table, for the printing of three thousand additional copies of the report of the Committee on the Judiciary on the expediency of repealing the 25th section of the act to establish the judicial courts of the United States, was read and considered; and

A motiou was made by Mr. Doddridge, to amend the said resolution, by striking out “three thousand," and inserting “six thousand;"

And after debate thereon, the hour allotted by the rules for the consideration of reports and motions expired.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 439) granting pensions to certain persons therein named, be discharged from the consideration thereof.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the information called for by the House on the 3d ultimo, in relation to the period at which the pensions of certain pensioners were made to commence, &c.; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private Secretary, which was read, as follows:

WASHINGTON, 3d February, 1831. I transmit to the House of Representatives a report from the Treasury Department, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d ultimo, calling for the correspondence in relation to locating a cession of lands made, or intended to be made, by the Pottawattamie tribe of Indians, for the benefit of the State of Indiana, &c. &c. &c.

ANDREW JACKSON. Ordered, That the said message do lie on the table. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill of this House, (No. 481,) entitled " An act to provide hereafter for the payment of six thousand dollars annually to the Seneca Indians, and for other purposes,” with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House; the Senate have also passed a bill (No. 106) entitled “An act to extend the patent of Samuel Browning, for a further period of fourteen years," in which bill I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill (No. 528) making appropriations for the support of Government for the year 1831.

The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Stanberry on the 12th of January ultimo, to amend the said bill in the manner set forth in the journal of the proceedings of that day;

And after further debate thereon,
The House adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1831. Mr. Sterigere, froin the Committee on Private Land Clains, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 79,) entitled “ An act for the relief of William Burris, of Mississippi," reported the same without amendment.

Mr. Drayton, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 102,) entitled “An act for the relief of Brevet Major Reily and Lieutenants Brook and Seawright,” reported the same without amendment.

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

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 44,) entitled “An act to provide for the

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