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No. 298. An act for the relief of the citizens of Shawneetown;

No. 339. An act for the punishment of crimes in the District of Columbia;

No. 431. An act for the relief of William Clower;

No. 542. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to purchase an additional quantity of land for the fortifications at sort Washington, upon the river Potomac;

No. 545. An act making appropriations for certain fortifications during the year 1831; .

No. 588. An act for the sale of the lands in the State of Illinois reserved for the use of the salt springs on the Vermillion river, in that State;

No. 634. An act for the relief of certain importers of foreign merchandise;

No. 80. An act for the relief of James Sprague;
No. 107. An act for the relief of Thomas Porter, of Indiana.

Mr. Richardson, from the joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 531. An act making appropriations for the naval service for the year 1831;

No. 407. An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for other purposes;

No. 513. An act to extend the act entitled “An act for the further extending the powers of the Judges of the Superior Court of the Territory of Arkansas, under the act of the 26th day of May, 1824," and for other purposes;

No. 652. An act making provision for a subscription to a compilation of congressional documents;

No. 330. An act to provide for the final settlement and adjustment of the various claims preferred by James Monroe against the United States;

No. 349. An act for the relief of Richard Smith, and William Pearse, the second, of Bristol, in Rhode Island;

No. 529. An act for the relief of Daniel Jackson and Lucius M. Higgins, of Newbern, in North Carolina;

No. 517. An act to authorize the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, into and within the District of Columbia;

No. 602. An act for the relief of Clarissa B. Harrison;

No. 336. An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States;

No. 654. An act to provide for the punishment of offences committed in cutting, destroying, or removing live oak and other timber or trees reserved for naval purposes;

No. 520. An act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported into Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and Natchez, to be secured and paid at those places;

No. 40. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Peter Celestino Walker and John Peter Walker, deceased, and of Joseph Walker, of the State of Mississippi;

No. 138. An act to repeal the act to establish the district of Blakely; No. 165. An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio hereinafter recited;

Resolution directing the Secretary of State to subscribe for seventy copies of Peters's condensed reports of decisions of the Supreme Court.

Mr. McIntire, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 86,) entitled “ An act for the relief of Ebenezer Lobdell,” made a verbal report thereon, recommending that the said bill be rejected.

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

Mr. McIntire, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorabe report on the petition of General Samuel Caldwell; which was read, an laid on the table.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the message from the President of the United States transmitting the correspondence between the Danish minister and the Secretary of State, concerning the commerce between the United States and the island of St. Croix, made a report; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred memorials of the chambers of commerce of Philadelphia, and of Charleston, in South Carolina, and of merchants of Wilmington, North Carolina, upon the subject of the duties imposed on tonnage and imports in the island of Cuba, and the duty imposed on rice in Portugal, made a report; which was read: when it was

Resolved, That the committee be discharged from the further consideration of these memorials, and that they be referred to the President of the United States.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 131,) entitled “ An act concerning vessels employed in the whale fishery,”reported the same without amendment.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 145,) entitled “ An act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties,” was read the third time, and passed, with amendments.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the amendments to the said bill.

The bill from the Senate, (No. 125,) entitled "An act granting a quantity of lard to the Territory of Arkansas, for the erection of a public building at the seat of government of said Territory,” was read the third time, and passed.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 137,) entitled "An act to create the office of surveyor of the public lands for the State of Louisiana;" and amendments being made to the same,

it was

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed, and that the bill be read a third time to-day.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill (No. 73) entitled " An act for the relief of Hugh Barnes;" when it was

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

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, viz: No. 620. An act declaratory of the law concerning contempts of court; No. 645. An act to carry into effect certain Indian treaties;

No. 560. An act making appropriations for the Indian Department for the year 1831.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 70,) entitled “An act for the relief of certain holders of certificates issued in lieu of lands injured by earthquakes in Missouri;” and amendments being made thereto, it was

Ordered, That the amendments be engrossed, and that the bill be read a third time to-day.

The House proceeded to the consideration of bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:

No. 144. An act confirming the claim of John B. Toulmin to a lot in the city of Mobile;

No. 158. An act to authorize the executor of Stephen Tippett to locate a tract of land in the State of Louisiana;

No. 119. An act for the relief of James Belger;
No. 117. An act for the relief of William Delzell, of Ohio;
No. 160. An act for the relief of Peter Cleer, of Maryland;

No. 152. An act confirming the selections heretofore made of lands for the construction of the Michigan road in the State of Indiana;

No. 128. An act to extend the patent of John Adamson for a further period of fourteen years; and the said bills having been read, it was

Ordered, That they be, severally, read a third time to-day.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 126,) entitled “An act supplementary to the act to reduce the duty on salt:" when

A motion was made by Mr. McDuffie to strike out the second and third sections of the said bill; which motion he subsequently withdrew.

A motion was then made by Mr. Miller to amend the said bill by insert. ing in the second section thereof these words: “and which still remains unsold by the importer or importers thereof;" so as that salt which has been put into custom-house stores under the bond of the importer, and remained under the control of officers of the customs on the 31st December, 1830, and which still remains unsold by the importer or importers thereof, shall be subject to no higher duty than if the same were imported after the 31st December, 1830. And after debate on this amendment, it was,

On motion of Mr. Whittlesey,
Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 64,) entitled “An act supplemental to an act granting the right of preemption to settlers on the public lands, approved the 29th day of May, 1830;"

And after debate on the amendment reported thereto by the Committee on the Public Lands, it was,

On motion of Mr. Hunt,
Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

Subsequently, Mr. Hunt moved to reconsider this order; which motion to reconsider was also laid on the table.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill from the Senate, (No. 56,) entitled “ An act supplementary to the several laws for the sale of the public lands;" and after debate on the said bill, it was,

On motion of Mr. Williams,
Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (No. 516) entitled “ An act to ascertain and mark the line between the State of Alabama and the Territory of Florida, and for other purposes;" and after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Irvin, of Ohio, reported the agreement of the committee to the said amendments.

The said amendments were then again read: when

A motion was made by Mr. Wilde to amend the same by adding thereto the following additional sections:

Sec. · And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, in conjunction with the constituted authorities of the State of Georgia, to cause to be run and distinctly marked the line dividing the Territory of Florida from the State of Georgia, from the junction of the rivers Chattahoochie and Flint to the head of St. Mary's river, according to the second article of the treaty of the 22d of October, 1795, between the United States and Spain; and for that purpose he is authorized to appoint a commissioner oi surveyor, or both, as in his opinion may be necessary.

Sec. · And be it further enacted, That, if the commissioner on the part of the United States, and the con missioner on the part of the State of Georgia, should find it impossible to agree upon the true line, they shall propose, adjust, and recommend to their respective Governments, the terins and conditions on which the said disputed line ought to be fully and finally settled; and, in that event, the President of the United States is hereby authorized to make immediate arrangements with the proper authorities of the State of Georgia for amicably terminating said dispute by the appointment of an arbitrator to decide the question, or in such other mode as may be deemed most expedient by the President and the State of Georgia.

Sec. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act of the 4th of May, 1826, on the subject of the said dividing line, as provides that the same shall be run and marked straight from the junction of the rivers Chattahoochie and Flint, to the point designated as the head of the St. Mary's river by the commissioners appointed under the third article of the treaty of friendship, limits, and navigation, between the United States of America and the King of Spain, made at San Lorenzo et Real, on the 27th of October, 1795, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Sec. . And be it further enacled, That there be appropriated for the purpose of defraying the expense of effecting the objects aforesaid, the sum of five thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

And the question being put to agree to this amendment,
It was decided in the negative.

The amendments of the Senate to the said bill were then concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Richardson, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles:

No. 100. An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois;

No. 125. An act granting a quantity of land to the Territory of Arkansas for the erection of a public building at the seat of government of said Territory.

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, stating that the statements of the commerce and navigation of the United States for the year ending on

the 30th September, 1830, have not been completed, owing to the want of the return of imports from the district of New York; but that, as soon as the statements are prepared, they will be transmitted to the Clerk; which letter was read, and laid on the table.

II. A letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting an abstract of the returns made to his Department of the registered seamen of the United States for the year 1830, and an abstract of all the passengers on shipboard, who arrived in the United States from foreign countries during the year 1830; which letter and abstracts were laid on the table.

III. A letter from the Treasurer of the United States, transmitting copies of the accounts of his office from 1st April, 1829, to 30th June, 1830; which letter and accounts were laid on the table.

IV. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a list of all the officers employed in the civil department of the Government who have been allowed any other compensation than the pay or salary fixed by law, the amount of such salary and allowance, and for what service allowed, and the authority for the allowance, for the years 1828 and 1829; the names of all persons employed during the years aforesaid whose salary is not regulated by law, but whose compensation depends upon executive regulation or discretion, the nature of the service, the amount of compensation, and the authority upon which it has been made; prepared in obedience to the order of the House of the 4th February, 1830; which letter and lists were laid on the table.

V. A letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a statement of the expenditure's at the United States' armories, and of the arms, &c., manufactured therein, during the year 1830; which letter and statement were laid on the table.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:

No. 26. An act to authorize the State of Illinois to surrender a township of land granted to said State for a seminary of learning, and to locate other land in lieu thereof;

No. 49. An act for the relief of Jacob N. Cardozo;
No. 3. An act for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier;
No. 76. An act for the relief of John Daly, late of Canada;
No. 116. An act for the relief of Nathaniel Cheever and others;
No. 27. An act for the relief of Henry Becker;
No. 11. An act for the relief of George Johnston;

No. 32. An act to rectify the mistake in the name of William Tumey, an invalid pensioner;

No. 8. An act for the relief of Lucien Harper;
No. 30. An act for the relief of Samuel Nowell;

No. 2. An act to provide for the further compensation of the Marshal of the district of Rhode Island;

No. 42. An act for the relief of Jonathan Crocker;
No. 20. An act for the relief of Ebenezer Rollins;
No. 75. An act for the relief of Peters and Pond;
No. 19. An act for the relief of Joseph E. Sprague;

No. 84. An act for the relief of the legal representatives of Daniel McIntire, deceased;

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

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