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No. 210. An act to establish a land office in the Territory of Michigan, and for other purposes; and found the same to be truly enrolled: when

The Speaker signed the said bills.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the petition of inhabitants of the State of New Hampshire, reported a bill (No. 625) to change the place of holding the circuit and district courts of the United States from Exeter to Concord, in the State of New Hampshire; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

A motion was made by Mr. Haynes that all business which may, by the rules of the House, interfere with the discussion of the motion made by Mr. Everett, of Massachusetts, yesterday, for the reference to the Committee on Indian Affairs, with certain instructions, of the memorial from certain inhabitants of the State of Massachusetts, be suspended, and that the House proceed to the consideration of the said motion; which motion to suspend was disagreed to by the House.

Mr. McCoy, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the case of Sterling Johnson; which was read, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Buchanan, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Miles King, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Brown, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Nancy Davis, Nancy Pearson, and of James Brownlee, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

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

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

Mr. Williams, from the Committee of Claims, reported a bill (No. 626) directing the settlement of the claim of Harris and Farrow; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. McIntire, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Samuel Dale, accompanied by a bill (No. 627) 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. Trezvant, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of William Draper, Samuel Capen, Ebenezer Withington, Elihu Pond, Micah Orcutt, Andrew Butterfoss, and Isaac Drew, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee on Commerce be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of William Tryon, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 628) for the relief of Alexander 0. Brodie; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to

morrow.

Mr. Lecompte moved that all business now before the House be suspended, and that the House do proceed to the consideration of his resolution in relation to the tenure of office of the Judges of the courts of the United States; which motion to suspend was disagreed to by the House.

Mr. Bockee, from the Committee on Military Pensions, made a report on the petition of Judith Thomas; accompanied by a bill (No. 629) for her relief; 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 appointed, on the 5th January, to inquire into the expediency of establishing assay offices within the gold districts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, made a report, accompanied by a bill(No. 630) to establish assay offices of the United Siates' Mint in the gold districts of North Carolina and Georgia; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Robert L. Tait, a revolutionary soldier, now a citizen of Madison county, in the State of Georgia, on the pension list.

On motion of Mr. Dudley, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to consider the expediency of making an appropriation for the purchase of three buoys, chains, and sinkers, and placing the same on the shoals at the islets and “ Horse Shoe shoal,” near New

inlet, at the Cape Fear river. On motion of Mr. Buchanan, Resolved, That the daily hour to which this House shall stand adjourned be eleven o'clock A. M. until otherwise ordered.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Doddridge on the 11th instant, that the House do reconsider the vote taken on that day on the question, Shall the bil] (No. 82) to compensate Susan Decatur, widow and legal representative of Capt. Stephen Decatur, deceased, and others, be engrossed and read a third time? And on the question, Will the House reconsider the said vote?

99,

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

Messrs. Robert Allen, John Anderson, William S. Archer, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, Peter I. Borst, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Tristam Burges, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Thomas Davenport, Warren R. Davis, Edmund Deberry, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, William Drayton, Edward_B. Dudley, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Thomas F. Foster, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H.

It passed in the affirmative,} Nays,

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Halsey, Charles E. Haynes, Joseph Hemphill, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Michael Hoffman, Benjamin C. Howard, Henry Hubbard, Thomas Irwin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Pryor Lea, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Rufus McIntire, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, Wiliam Ramsey, James F Randolph, Abram Rencher, Robert S. Rose, Jonah Sanford, John Scott, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Joel B. Sutherland, John Taliaferro, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. Wnite, Charles A. Wickliffe, Richard H. Wilde, and Ephraim K. Wilson. -99.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Mordecai Bartley, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, James Clark, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Henry Daniel, John Davis, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, Joseph Duncan, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Nathan Gaither, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Joseph Hawkins, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, Peter Ihrie, jr., William W. Irvin, Jonathan Jennings, Kensey Johns, jr., Joseph G. Kendall, John Kincaid, Perkins King, Adam King, Henry G. Lamar, Humphrey H. Leavitt, Joseph Lecompte, Robert P. Letcher, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, John Magee, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Isaac Pierson, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, William Russel, William B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, William Stanberry, James Standefer, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, James Strong, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John W. Taylor, John Test, Wiley Thompson, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.

-96.

A motion was then made that the House do also reconsider the vote taken on Friday last, viz: Shall the main question be now put?

And on the question, Will the House reconsider the said vote?
It passed in the affirmative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Miller to amend the said bill, by making the sum payable to Susan Decatur twenty-one thousand dollars instead of thirty-one thousand dollars, and by adding the following, viz:

To the nieces of Stephen Decatur, the daughters of his sister, Mrs. McKnight, ten thousand dollars, to be divided between them in equal proportions.

Whereupon,

A motion was made by Mr. Hammons to amend the said amendment, by striking out these words, viz: “the daughters of his sister, Mrs. Mc Knight."

This motion was disagreed to by the House.

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The question then recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Miller;
And being put,
It was decided in the affirmative, Nays,

Yeas

. 100,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William S. Archer, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Thomas Chandler, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Henry W. Conner, Richard Coulter, Henry B. Cowles, Robert Craig, Thomas H. Crawford, Henry Daniel, Warren R. Davis, Harmar Denny, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Joseph Draper, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Isaac Finch, James Ford, John Gilmore, Innis Green, Henry H. Gurley, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Jonathan Hunt, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Kensey Johns, jr., Humphrey H. Leavitt, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Robert P. Letcher, John Magee, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, William McCreery, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, Isaac Pierson, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, James F. Randolph, Robert S. Rose, William Russel, John Scott, Augustine H. Shepperd, James Shields, Thomas H. Sill, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, James Standefer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Henry R. Storrs, William L. Storrs, Joel B. Sutherland, John Taliaferro, John W. Taylor, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, and Ephraim K.Wilson.-100.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Bockee, Ratliff Boon, Peter I. Borst, Thomas T. Bouldin, John Broadhead, Elias Brown, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Richard M. Cooper, Joseph H. Crane, David Crockett, William Creighton, jr., Jacob Crocheron, John Davis, Edmund Deberry, Robert Desha, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, Jonas Earll, jr. William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, William F. Gordon, George Grennell, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jabez W. Huntington, William W. Irvin, Jonathan Jennings, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph G. Kendall, Perkins King, Henry G. Lamar, Pryor Lea, Joseph Lecompte, Dixon H. Lewis, George Loyall, Wilson Lumpkin, Chittenden Lyon, Henry C. Martindale, Lewis Maxwell, William McCoy, Rufus McIntire, James K. Polk, Abram Rencher, Joseph Richardson, John Roane, Jonah Sanford, William B. Shepard, Jesse Speight, Michael C. Sprigg, Samuel Swan, Benjamin Swift, John Test, John Thomson, Phineas L. Tracy, James Trezvant, Starling Tucker, Joseph Vance, Samuel F. Vinton, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Joel Yancey, and Ebenezer Young.--82.

And was decided in the negative, { Nays, :

A motion was then made by Mr. Williams that the said bill be recommitted to the Comınittee on Nayal Affairs, with instructions to provide for distributing the money according to the provisions of the prize act;

And after debate thereon,

The previous question was moved by Mr. Potter; and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The 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 said bill be engrossed, and read a third time?

90,

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

Messrs. John Anderson, William S. Archer, Daniel L. Barringer, Robert E. B. Baylor, Thomas Beekman, John Bell, Peter I. Borst, Elias Brown, James Buchanan, Tristam Burges, Churchill C. Cambreleng, John Campbell, Samuel P. Carson, Clement C. Clay, Nicholas D. Coleman, Lewis Condict, Robert Craig, Jacob Crocheron, Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Edmund Deberry, Charles G. De Witt, John D. Dickinson, Philip Doddridge, Clement Dorsey, William Drayton, Henry W. Dwight, Samuel W. Eager, Jonas Earll, jr., Joshua Evans, Edward Everett, Isaac Finch, James Ford, Chauncey Forward, Joseph Fry, John Gilmore, William F. Gordon, Innis Green, Jehiel H. Halsey, Joseph Hawkins, Joseph Hemphill, Thomas Hinds, James L. Hodges, Cornelius Holland, Benjamin C. Howard, Peter Ihrie, jr., Thomas Irwin, Jacob C. Isacks, Leonard Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, George G. Leiper, James Lent, Rollin C. Mallary, Alem Marr, William D. Martin, Thomas Maxwell, William McCreery, George McDuffie, Charles F. Mercer, Daniel H. Miller, George E. Mitchell, Robert Monell, Henry A. Muhlenberg, William T. Nuckolls, Walter H. Overton, John M. Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, Spencer Pettis, James K. Polk, Robert Potter, William Ramsey, James F. Randolph, Robert S. Rose, John Scott, Samuel A. Smith, Ambrose Spencer, Richard Spencer, John B. Sterigere, Philander Stephens, Joel B. Sutherland, John Taliaferro, John Varnum, Gulian C. Verplanck, George C. Washington, James M. Wayne, John W. Weeks, Campbell P. White, Edward D. White, Richard H. Wilde, and Ephraim K. Wilson.-90.

Those who voted in the negative, are,

Messrs. Mark Alexander, Robert Allen, Willis Alston, William G. Angel, William Armstrong, John Bailey, Noyes Barber, Robert W. Barnwell, Mordecai Bartley, Isaac C. Bates, James Blair, John Blair, Abraham Boekee, Ratliff Boon, Thomas T. Bouldin, Samuel Butman, William Cahoon, Thomas Chandler, Timothy Childs, Thomas Chilton, Nathaniel H. Claiborne, Richard Coke, jr., Henry W. Conner, Richard M. Cooper, Henry B. Cowles, Joseph H. Crane, Thomas H. Crawford, David Crockett, Henry Daniel, Thomas Davenport, John Davis, Robert Desha, Joseph Draper, Edward B. Dudley, Joseph Duncan, William W. Ellsworth, George Evans, Horace Everett, James Findlay, Thomas F. Foster, Nathan Gaither, George Grennell

, jr., Thomas H. Hall, Joseph Hammons, Jonathan Harvey, Charles E. Haynes, Michael Hoffman, Henry Hubbard, Thomas H. Hughes, Jonathan Hunt, Jabez W. Huntington, William W. Irvin, Jonathan Jen

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