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On motion of Mr. Ellsworth, Ordered, That the petition of Elijah Gillett, presented March 11th, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. McCreery, Ordered, That the petition of James Mitchell, presented February 1st, 1630, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Scott, Ordered, That the petition of John Bliss, presented February 22d, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Storrs, of Connecticut, Ordered, That the petition of Ebenezer Gilbert, presented on the 5th of December, 1828, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

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

Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joshua Whitney and others, representatives of Guy Maxwell, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to notify the House of Representatives that the Senate have chosen the Reverend Henry Van Dyke Johns a Chaplain to Congress on its part, for the present session. And then he withdrew.

The resolutions moved by Mr. Mercer yesterday, and laid on the table, were read, considered, and modified, by adding to the first resolution these words, to wit: “and the authority under which the same was incurred;" and, as thus modified, the said resolutions were agreed to by the House.

On motion of Mr. Evans, of Maine, Resolved, that the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making compensation to the heirs of Reuben Colburn for boats and other supplies furnished during the war of the Revolution, by the direction of General Washington, to the expedition against Quebec; and that the documents on file, and others herewith presented, be referred to said committee.

On motion of Mr. Jarvis, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reviving and continuing in force an act entitled "An act to extend the time for issuing and locating military land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," approved 2d March, 1827.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road, leading from Lowell, in Massachusetts, through Wilton, Hancock, Stoddard, Alstead, East Parish, Alstead Paper Mills village, Langdon, to Charlestown, in New Hampshire.

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 Benjamin Darling, a soldier of the Revolution.

On motion of Mr. Pearce. Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to defray the expense of a sur

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vey of the creek leading from the ocean into the large pond on the west end of the island of Block island, for the purpose of so far extending the width and deepening said creek as to admit vessels to pass through the same to said pond, and thereby afford a safe and commodious harbor to the navigation of the country.

On motion of Mr. Young, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Squire Cady, of the State of Connecticut, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Monell, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing James Walker, James Stephens, Toa phar Betts, Suly Squin, Asa Jones, Jeremiah Hotchkiss, and Jonathan Sanford, soldiers of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Taylor, Ordered, That the Clerk furnish the members of this House with copies of the indices of the reports of committees and Executive and Senate papers of the last session of Congress, and that copies of the indices shall hereafter be transmitted to Representatives and Delegates in the same manner as documents.

On motion of Mr. De Witt, Resolved, That the Committee on the Library be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reprinting the Journals of the House of Representatives, from the thirteenth to the twentieth Congress, inclusive.

On motion of Mr. Norton, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to secure the work commenced by certain individuals at the mouth of Silver creek, in the county of Chatauque, in the State of New York.

On motion of Mr. Cowles, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from ihe town of Somers, in the county of West Chester, in the state of New York, to Ludington's store, in the town of Kent, in the county of Putnam, in the said State.

On motion of Mr. Condict, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the justice and propriety of allowing to Jonah Garrison, a soldier of the Revolution, the sum which would have been paid, had his pension commenced at the time when the testimony in the case was completed.

On motion of Mr. Stephens, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing the name of Hosea Tiffany, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension roll.

On motion of Mr. Ford, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of putting the name of Oliver Phelps, a soldier of the Revolution, on the pension list of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Evans, of Pennsylvania, Resolved, That the Committee on Military Pensions be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Jacob Wisner, a soldier of the revoutionary war, on the pension roll. On motion of Mr. John S. Barbour,

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Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to which is commit ted the report made at the last session of Congress in the case of Farrow and Harris, be discharged, and that the said report, together with the peti. tion and accompanying documents, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Drayton, Resolved, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for the gradual survey of the coasts, inlets, and harbors of the United States and their Territories.

On motion of Mr. Overton, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce inquire into the proprietv of making an appropriation for building one or more light-houses, and placing buoys at the passes of the Mississippi river, with reference to a survey and estimate made by an officer of the Engineer Department.

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

Resolved, that the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House what progress has been made in the construction of the Cumberland road through the State of Indiana, the amount of money already expended thereon, and the probable sum that will be required to complete the same through said State.

On motion of Mr. Pettis, Resolved, That the Committee on Internal Improvements be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for locating and extending the Cumberland road from the town of Vandalia, in the State of Illinois, to the city of Jefferson, in the State of Missouri, by the way of the city of St. Louis, in the last named State ; and, also, to inquire into the propriety of making appropriations for opening and graduating said road throughout the route aforesaid, and for causing bridges to be located over some of the rivers and creeks on said route.

Mr. White 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 copies of the correspondence of the Superintendent, and reports of the overseer, of the live-oak plantations near the Navy yard at Pensacola. And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1830.
Another member, to wit:
From the State of TennesseeDavid Crockett, appeared and took his seat.

Mr. Gorham presented a petition of Nehemiah Parsons and Israel Thorndike, of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, stating that, during the late war with Great Britain, a fictitious sale of their ship Isis was made to a Spanish subject, in order to deceive British cruizers; in consequence of which, they have ever since been compelled to pay foreign duties on said ship, whenever she entered the ports of the United States; and praying that the excess of duties which they have been thus compelled to pay may be refunded to them.

Mr. Tracy presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Genesee and Orleans, in the State of New York, praying that an appropriation may be made to improve the navigation of the niouth of Oak Orchard creek, on lake Ontario.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee on Com

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merce.

On motion of Mr. Pearce, Ordered, That the petition of inhabitants of North Kingston and vicinity, in the State of Rhode Island, for a light-house, presented March 1, 1830; the petition of inhabitants of Block island, in the State of Rhode Island, for the erection of a sea wall on the east side of Sand's landing, presented December 24, 1829; the petition of inhabitants of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, for certain improvements in the harbor of that place, and for the removal of a light-house, presented December 16, 1829; the petition of inhabitants of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, for certain improvements in their harbor, presented January 11, 1830; be, respectively, referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Gorham, Ordered, That the petition of William Osborn, of the city of New York, presented May 31, 1813, be referred to the Cominittee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Varnum presented a petition of W. and S. Lawrence & Stone, A. and A. Lawrence & Company, Thomas P. Cushing, and Howe, Door & Company, of Boston, merchants, praying that certain excess of duties, which they have been compelled to pay by the erroneous construction of the law by the collector of Boston, may be refunded to them.

Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of John F. Lewis, of the city of Philadelphia, merchant, praying that a quantity of India floor-matting, ordered before the enactment of the tariff of 1828, and which arrived subsequent to the commencement of the operation of that tariff, may be admitted to entry at the rate of duty in the late tariff.

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

Mr. Dwight presented a petition of John Breckwood Taylor, of the State. of Mississippi, praying to be paid the amount of a loan office certificate issued in the war of the Revolution.

Mr. Patton presented a petition of Churchill Gibbs, of the State of Virginia, an officer of the army of the Revolution, praying to be paid the commutation of his half pay.

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

On motion of Mr. Grennell, Ordered, That the petition of David Sanderson, presented March 1, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Baylor, Ordered, That the petition of Charles Drish, representative of Christian Ash, presented February 15, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Ingersoll presented a petition of Samuel Dean, of the State of Connecticut;

Mr. Hunt presented a petition of Jabez Hawes, of the State of Vermont; Mr. Biddle presented a petition of William N. Terry, of the Territory of Michigan;

Mr. Martindale presented a petition of Simeon Moss, of the State of
New York;
Mr. Randolph presented a petition of Henry Freeman, of the State of

Mr. Gilmore presented a petition of John Lewis, of the State of Pennsylvania;

New Jersey;

Mr. Crane presented a petition of Michael Miller, of the State of Ohio;

Mr. Condict presented a petition of James Wilcock, a petition of Daniel Taylor, and a petition of Aaron Earll, of the State of New Jersey;

Mr. Verplanck presented a petition of Joseph Cutler, of the State of New York; severally and respectively praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States.

Mr. John S. Barbour presented a petition of Peter Triplett, of the State of Virginia;

Mr. Kennon presented a petition of William Willis, of the State of Ohio;

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of James Porter, formerly of the State of North Carolina; respectively praying to be paid the arrearages of pension to which they conceive themselves entitled.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Military Pensions.

The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on Military Pensions, viz:

By Mr. Grennell: The petition of Lewis Gilbert, presented May 3, 1830, and the petition of William Grennell, presented January 15, 1827.

By Mr. Monell: The petition of John Johnson, presented February 8, 1830.

By Mr. Lyon: The petition of John Trover, presented December 8, 1828.

By Mr. Biddle: The petition of James Graham, presented March 22, 1830.

Mr. Lyon presented a petition of Augustine and David Browder, heirs of Isham Browder, deceased, praying that scrip may be granted them for the amount paid on a tract of land, which was afterwards taken from them by authority of the United States; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Lea presented a petition of Robert Smith, of the State of Tennessee, praying that the Secretary of State may be direcied to return his title deeds and other papers, filed in the Department of State, under the act for the indemnification of certain claimants of Yazoo lands; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

Mr. Crane presented a remonstrance of inhabitants of the State of Ohio against the making of the towns of Dayton and Eaton points in the location of the Cumberland road; which remonstrance was referred to the Committee on Internal Improvements.

Mr. Pettis presented a petition of Adam L. Mills, of the State of Missouri, praying that additional compensation may be made him for transporting the mail between St. Louis, in Missouri, and Vincennes, in Indiana; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

The resolution moved by Mr. Boon yesterday, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. White, of Florida, yesterday, and laid on the table, was read and considered, and modified by the consent of the mover, on the suggestion of Mr. Speight and Mr. Hoffman, to read as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to communicate to this House copies of the correspondence of the Superintendent, and re

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