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Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of George W. Dun and Company, merchants of Philadelphia, praying that the drawback of duties on two cases of muslins exported by them from the United States in the year 1830, may be paid.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Speight, Ordered, That the petition of Amos Wade, presented on the 21st December, 1829, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Crowninshield presented a petition of Theodore Stanwood, Samuel W. Brown, and John Woodbury, junior, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be paid the bounty allowed by law for two fishing vessels, which were prevented from completing their voyages from the perils of the seas.

Mr. Biddle presented a memorial of the Legislature of the Territory of Michigan, praying that a light-house may be erected on point Detour, or Drummond island, at the head of lake Huron.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Everett, of Vermont, presented a petition of the heirs and legal representatives of Joseph Falconer, deceased, praying to be allowed interest on the amount of two loan office certificates, payment of which was directed to be made by an act passed at the last session of Congress for their relief.

Mr. Broadhead presented a petition of Sally Staples, of the State of New Hampshire, praying that the pension granted to her late husband, Mark Staples, deceased, may be continued to her.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of Edmund Foster, of the State of New York, praying to be paid the arrears of pension to which he conceives himself entitled, and that his pension may be increased.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of Albert Pawling, of the State of New York, praying that adequate compensation may be made him for his services as an officer in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of Ephraim Whitaker, of the State of New York, praying to be allowed arrears of pay as a Captain in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Angel presented a petition of James S. Campbell, of the State of New York, representative of Samuel Campbell, deceased, praying to be paid for property destroyed by the British forces at Cherry Valley, in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Spencer, of New York, presented a petition of John H. Wendell, of the city of Albany, praying that the benefits of the act of May, 1828, for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution, may be extended to him.

Mr. Miller presented a petition of William Dewees, on behalf of the heirs and representatives of William Dewees, deceased, late of the State of Pennsylvania, praying for further compensation and indemnity for property destroyed by the British forces in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Letcher presented a petition of James Barnett, of the State of Kentucky, praying to be allowed interest on the sum paid him in virtue of an act of the last session of Congress, granting him his commutation of half pay as an officer of the army of the Revolution.

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

On motion of Mr. Lea, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel Douthet, presented December 20th, 1819, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of Henry Fried, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Everett, of Vermont, presented a petition of the convention of delegates from various parts of the valley of the Connecticut river, and from other sections of the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, to consider and devise some efficient and practicable means of improving the navigation of that river, praying aid from the General Government in accomplishing the great object in view; which petition was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

On motion of Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, Ordered, That the petition of the Beaver and Sandy Creek Canal Company, presented January 11th, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Ordered, That the papers on file, heretofore presented, relative to the Chipola Canal Company of Florida, be referred to the Committee on Internal Improvement.

Mr. Muhlenberg presented a petition of Stephen Pleasonton, Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, and late Agent of the Treasury of the United States, praying compensation for services performed in the latter capacity; which petition was referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Couiter presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Westmoreland, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the transportation of the mails on the Sabbath day may be prohibited; which memorial was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr, Doddridge presented a petition of William Sturgeon, of the State of Virginia, praying for a grant of the bounty in land to which he is entitled as a soldier in the late war with Great Britain; as, also, that retained bounty to the amount of twenty dollars may be paid to him; which petition was referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Gurley, Ordered, That the petition of Luther L. Smith, presented February 18, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Overton, Ordered, That the petition of Hannah McKimm, presented February 1, 1830; the petition of Henry Stoker, presented December 8, 1828; the petition of the heirs of Louis Pellerin, presented December 11, 1827; the petition of Aram King, Ransom Philips, Iredell L. Philips, and William King, presented February 25, 1828; the two petitions of Nicholas Girod, presented December 30, 1829; and the petition of the legal representatives of David J. Hull, presented December 21, 1829; be referred to the Committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Yancey, Ordered, That the petition of William W. Whittaker, James Wilson, and Joseph D. Hamilton, sureties of Amos Edwards, presented December 8, 1826, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Condict presented a petition of Edgar Freeman, late a lieutenant in the Navy of the United States, praying to be placed on the list of naval

pensioners, having received an irreparable injury in the line of his duty; which petition was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Ordered, That the petition of Jane Baker, presented January 7, 1825, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Verplanck, Ordered, That the petition of Richard Ward, presented December 8, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Polk, Ordered, That the petition of Green Pryor, presented the 3d March, 1828, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Overton, Ordered, That the petition of the inhabitants of the parish of Claiborne, in the State of Louisiana, for land for a jail, presented March 2, 1830; and the petition of inhabitants of the State of Louisiana, respecting settlement rights, presented February 22, 1830; be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Biddle presented a memorial of the Legislature of the Territory of Michigan, praying that the salary of the Judges of the courts in said Territory may be increased; which memorial was referred to the Committee on the Territories.

The resolution moved by Mr. Pearce on the 13th instant, 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 13th instant, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Wickliffe on the 13th instant, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

Mr. Haynes moved the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the Postmaster General be instructed to communicate to this House such information as may be in possession of the Department, touching an alteration of the post route from Macon to Columbus, in Georgia.

This resolution being read, the rule requiring it to lie on the table one day for consideration was dispensed with by the unanimous consent of the House;

And the question was then put, Will the House agree to the said resolution? And passed in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Yancey, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of paying Thomas Blanchard for two horses furnished the United States in the late war between them and Great Britain.

On motion of Mr. Bell, Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary inquire into the expediency of changing the time of holding the rule term of the circuit court of the United States for the district of East Tennessee.

On motion of Mr. Russel, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing payment of arrears to Charles Stevenson, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Findlay, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Vincent Castor and Bartow Lowe, revalutionary soldiers, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Ohio, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation of that portion of the public lands lying within the Canton district, in the State of Ohio, to aid the inhabitants of said State in making a permanent and free road from Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, through Beavertown, New Lisbon, Canton, Wooster, Mansfield, and Bucyries, and so on, as near a westerly direction as the ground and other circumstances will admit, to the east line of the State of Indiana; and, also, for the purpose of making a permanent and free road from Beavertown aforesaid, through Greensburg and Poland, to the town of Ravenna, to intersect the free road already made from Wells. ville, on the Ohio river, to Cleaveland, on lake Erie.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, Resolved, That the Committee on Private Land Claims inquire into the propriety of confirming to Don Francisco Hameterid de Heria the title to certain lands granted to said Heria by the Spanish Government, in 1793, on Mobile, Pearl, and Pascagoula rivers; also, certain lots or parcels of land in the city of Mobile, granted to him as aforesaid, in the year 1799; and, if the said lands have been disposed of by the Government, that said committee inquire into the propriety of authorizing said Heria to select other lands of equal value out of the public lands belonging to the United States.

On motion of Mr. Clay, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the benefits of the act of the 29th May last, entitled “ An act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands," to all such as were then occupants, without regard to the number settled on particular tracts, by granting to those who have been denied the right of pre-emption certificates to be located elsewhere in the land district in which they reside.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolred, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing and requiring the payment of the three per cent. on the amount of the nett proceeds of the sales of the public lands in the State of Missouri, now due said State, under a compact with the United States.

On motion of Mr. White, of Florida, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reducing the price of the pine lands of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Butman, Resolved, that the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be directed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law for the benefit of the heirs at law of William Treadwell, a revolutionary officer, so that they may have the benefit of a land warrant granted to him, and since lost or destroyed.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Adonijah Bixby, of Springfield, in Vermont, on the pension list.

On motion of Mr. Richardson, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing on the pension roll Thomas Vinson, an officer of the army of the Revolution.

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On motion of Mr Verplanck, Resolved, That the papers of Richard Ward, in relation to his improvement and invention in naval defence, and the construction of docks, presented during the last Congress, be now referred to the Comınittee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Borst, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from the head of ihe Delaware river, in the town of Stamford, in Delaware county, in the State of New York, at or near the house of Thomas Montgomery, to the Erie canal at Canajoharie, in the county of Montgomery, by the way of Jefferson Summit Four Corners, Cobleskill, and Sharon.

On motion of Mr. Magee, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from the house of Alonson Burr, in the town of Canada, in the county of Alleghany, by the way of Rushford, to Farmersville, in the county of Cattaraugus; also, from the house of Captain William Bennett, in the town of Canisteo, in the county of Steuben, by the way of Purdy creek settlement and Alfred, to Scio, in the county of Alleghany.

On motion of Mr. Taylor, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Isaac Weatherbee on the roll of revolutionary pensioners.

On motion of Mr. Condict, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to defray the expense of a survey of the river Delaware, with a view to the improvement of its channel from Trenton falls downward, wherever its navigation may be found to be impeded by shoals or sand bars; also, a further survey from the foot of said falls upwards, with a view to render the falls and rapids above them more safely navigable by locks or other means, for boats and rafts, as far as the river is used for such purposes.

Resolved, also, That the said committee inquire into the expediency of an appropriation for a survey of the river Raritan, with a view to the improvement of its channel froin the city of New Brunswick to Perth Amboy.

Resolved, also, That said committee inquire into the expediency of an appropriation for a survey of the river Passaic, with a view to the improvement of its channel from Newark to the bay connecting it with the harbor of New York.

Mr. Mercer moved the following resolutions; which were read, and laid on the table:

1. Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to lay before this House a detailed statement of the several roads which have, at any time, been constructed by the Army of the United States within any of the States or Territories thereof, denoting thereon the termini and extent of the several roads, respectively, the period of their construction, and their cost to the United States.

2. Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House the amount of the several sums of money which may, at any time, have been allowed to the troops of the United States on account of fatigue duty, distinguishing the year in which any such allowance may have been made, and, where practicable, the nature of the duty performed.

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