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On motion of Mr. Sill, Ordered, That the petition of John Russell, presented on the 4th of January, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Young, Ordered, That the petition of Mrs. Sarah Gray, presented January 5th, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Maxwell, of New York, presented a petition of Samuel Westbrook, of the State of New York, praying to be allowed additional compensation for his services as an officer in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Washington presented a petition of Sarah Easton and Dorothy Storer, of the city of Washington, children and heirs at law of Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison, of the army of the Revolution, praying that the accounting officers of the Treasury may be directed to settle their claims according to the spirit and intention of the act passed at the last session of Congress for their relief.

Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of Ann D. Baylor, of the State of Virginia, praying that the commutation of half pay for life to which Col. George Walker Baylor was entitled, as an officer of the army of the Revolution, may be paid to his legal representatives.

Mr. Loyall presented a petition of Ann M. Barron, of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, daughter and only surviving heir at law of William Barron, a captain in the navy in the revolutionary war, praying that such moneys as may have been due to her father at the time of his death, being killed in battle, may be paid to her.

Mr. Ingersoll presented a petition of Elihu Sanford, of the State of Con. necticut, praying further compensation for services of an extraordinary character rendered in the war of the Revolution.

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

On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour, Ordered, That the petition of Jane Thornton, widow of Colonel John Thornton, presented February 22d, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Loyall presented a petition of John Cunningham, of the State of Virginia, praying to be paid the amount due for the services of his father, now dead, as pilot to the feet of the Compte De Grasse, in the waters of the United States, in the revolutionary war; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary 'Claims.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, Ordered, That the petition of Nathaniel Blake, presented January 22d, 1830, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of J. P. and E. B. Penny, of the city of Mexico, merchants, by Thomas Dixon and Company, of the city of New York, merchants, their agents and factors, praying that a certain excess of duty, which they were compelled to pay on a quantity of jalap, imported into the port of New York in the year 1829, may be refunded; which petition was referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the petition of Robertson and Barnwell, merchants of Mobile, presented March 17, 1828, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, Ordered, That the petition of Jotham Lincoln, administrator of the estate of Samuel Burr Lincoln, presented December 17, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Noyes Barbour presented a petition of Walter Loomis and Abel ay, of the State of Connecticut, praying to be paid the amount due them for work done on the Cumberland road in the year 1817.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Martha Bailey, administratrix of the estate of Theodorus Bailey, deceased; James Thorne, on behalf of himself and his former partner, Elias Mather; Sarah Anderson, administratrix, and Henry James Anderson, administrator, of the estate of Elbert Anderson, deceased, all of the State of New York; praying for a further and more equitable settlement of the accounts of the said Elbert Anderson and his associates, aris. ing out of contracts entered into by them in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814, to supply provisions to the troops of the United States within the States of New York and New Jersey, and the British provinces of Canada.

Mr. Barnwell presented a petition of John W. Holmes, of the State of South Carolina, keeper of the light-house at the harbor of Charleston, praying to be paid the value of a male slave who was killed by a fall while engaged in sweeping and cleaning out said light-house.

Mr. Lyon presented a petition of Minerva Catlett, widow and executrix of Dr. Hanson Catlett, deceased, praying remuneration for certain disbursements made by her late husband on public account as hospital surgeon in the army of the United States.

Mr. Loyall presented a petition of Richard Bagnall, executor of James B. Vaughan, deceased, praying to be paid for a quantity of brick furnished the Navy agent at Norfolk, in Virginia. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama, respecting depredations of Creek Indians, presented February 8, 1830; and the petition of inhabitants of the State of Alabama, upon the same subject, presented December 30, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the petitions of Samuel Dale, of Alabama, now on file, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of William Ward, of the city of New York, praying compensation for services rendered in the Quartermaster's Department of the army of the Revolution; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of George King, junior, of the State of Connecticut, postmaster at Sharon, in that State, praying to be allowed additional compensation for his services.

Mr. Cahoon presented a petition of inhabitants of the towns of Charleston and Salem, in the county of Orleans, in the State of Vermont, and of the towns of Waterford, St. Johnsbury, Lyndon, Burke, and Newark, in the county of Caledonia, and of Randon, in the county of Essex, in the State of Vermont, praying for the establishment of post routes therein mentioned.

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

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of John Powell, of the town of Salisbury, in the State of South Carolina, a native of Great Britain, and who has not resided within the United States two years, praying that letters patent may be granted to him as the inventor of a new and useful machine for the purpose of separating the metal from gold ore and the auriferous earth of alluvial deposites.

Mr. Washington presented a petition of Gideon Davis, of the District of Columbia, praying that a new patent may be granted him for his improvement in the plough.

Mr. Tucker presented a petition of John H. Harrison, of the State of South Carolina, one of the sureties of Francis Adams, a debtor to the United States, praying to be exonerated from his suretyship as aforesaid, for reasons set forth in the petition.

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

On motion of Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Cooper, presented February 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of John Balthrope, of the State of Virginia, praying that his improvement in the axis for cannon carriages may be adopted by the United States, and that such compensation may be made him for his invention as may be just and reasonable; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Lumpkin presented a petition of John Rodgers, a citizen of the Cherokee nation of Indians, praying for a grant of 640 acres of land, to which he conceives himself entitled under the treaty of 1818; which petition was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Yancey presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Kentucky, praying that a national road may be constructed from Zanesville, in Ohio, to Florence, in Alabama; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Ordered, That the memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, for an extension of the Cumberland road into that State, presented on the 23d February, 1829, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

Mr. Russel presented a petition of Samuel Gibson, of the State of Ohio, praying a confirmation of his title to a tract of land in the State of Georgia, purchased of Zachariah Cox, in the year 1797.

Mr. Gurley presented a petition of Mary Landry, widow of Pierre Guedry, deceased, and a petition of Francis Daigre, of the State of Louisiana, praying for a confirmation of their respective claims to land, therein specified and described.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of Constant Breau, of the State of Louisiana, praying that a right of pre-emption in the purchase of a tract of land therein described may be granted him.

Mr. Duncan presented a petition of Peter Williams, of the State of Illinois, stating that the tract of land which he owns, and which was patented by the United States to a soldier of the late war, is subject to inundation and unfit for cultivation, and praying that other lands may be granted him n lieu of the same.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of William Coleman, of the State of Alabama, praying that other lands may be granted to him in lieu of lands of which he has been deprived by the United States.

Mr. Hinds presented a petition of James C. Wilkins, William Shipp, and Francis Surgett, of the State of Mississippi, praying permission to locate lands to the amount of their claims, which have been rejected, the proof of the validity of which they have since obtained..

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

On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the petition of Lachlin Durant, presented January 26, 1829, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Biddle presented memorials from inhabitants of that part of the Territory of Michigan lying west of lake Michigan and north of the State of Illinois, setting forth the many inconveniences under which they labor, from their remote situation from the seat of Government of said Territory, and from the want of a lanıl office for the disposal of the public lands, and praying Congress to afford them the suitable remedies; which memorials were referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of the company established at Philipsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, for the manufacture of screws, commonly called wood screws, signed by William Bagshaw, agent, praying that additional duties may be imposed on wood screws imported into the United States; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

Mr. Carson presented a petition of John. S. Devlin, Quartermaster's Sergeant in the United States' marine corps, praying to be paid for extra services rendered by him as clerk in the office of the Quartermaster of said corps; which petition was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Buchanan, from the Managers appointed at the last session of Congress to conduct the impeachment against James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri, reported that the said Managers have had under consideration the answer of James H. Peck to the article of impeachment exhibited against him by this House, and recommended the adoption of the following replication thereto, viz:

REPLICATION, By the House of Representatives of the United States, to the answer and plea of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri, to the article of impeachment exhibited against him by the said House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives of the United States, having considered the answer and plea of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri, to the article of impeachment against him by them exhibited, in the name of themselves, and of all the people of the United States, reply, that the said James H. Peck is guilty in such manner as he stands impeached; and that the House of Representatives will be ready to prove their charges against him at such convenient time and place as shall be appointed for that purpose.

The said replication being read, was adopted by the House; and it was thereupon

Resolved, That the foregoing replication be put in to the answer and plea of the aforesaid James H. Peck, on behalf of this House; and that the Managers be instructed to maintain the said replication at the bar of the Senate, at such time as shall be appointed by the Senate.

Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate to inform them that this House have agreed to a replication on their part to the answer and plea of James H. Peck, Judge of the district court of the United States for the district of Missouri, to the article of impeachment exhibited to the Senate against him by this House; and have directed the Managers appointed to conduct the said impeachment to carry the said replication to the Senate, and to maintain the same at the bar of the Senate, at such time as shall be appointed by the Senate.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to communicate to this House the following reports of surveys made under the authority of the United States, of the ports and barbors thereof, in reference to the establishment of naval depots, to wit: the report of Brigadier General Swift, made August 26, 1815; of Captain Samuel Evans, made the 20th November, 1815; of Captain William Bainbridge, made the 18th October, 1817; and the joint report of General Joseph G. Swift, and Captain Samuel Evans, and Olives H. Perry, made the 30th October, 1817.

On motion of Mr. Ingersoll, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire inte the expediency of making an appropriation for the improvement of customhouse square, at the port of New Haven, in the State of Connecticut.

On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Jonathan Pasco, ą revolutionary soldier, on the pension roll of the United States.

Mr. Ellsworth accompanied the foregoing resolution with a petition of said Jonathan Pasco.

On motion of Mr. Lent, Resolved, That the survey of the port of Sag harbor, in the State of New York, and the report of the engineer accompanying the same, presented to this House at the last session of Congress, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, be again referred to the same committee.

On motion of Mr. Borst, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the pension of David Williams, a soldier of the Revolution, and the only surviving captor of Major Andre.

On motion of Mr. De Witt, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the names of Thomas Van Gaasbeek, Peter Elmendorf, Jonathan Westbrook, John J. Low, Conrad Fieras, Johannis Schoonmaker, and William Emerick, officers and soldiers of the revolu. tionary war, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Gilmore, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the names of Jacob Rudolph, Valentine Rynsel, William Harbeson, William Iddings, and John Kennedy, soldiers of the Revolution, on the pension roll,

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