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Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Little, from the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of James McGuire; which was laid on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill of this House, entitled “ An act, to extend the time limited for the settlement of private land claims, in the territory of Florida," with amendments. They have also passed a bill, entitled “An act to revive, and continue in force, an act, entitled An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives; of the Clerks employed in their offices,and of the Librarian;" in which amend. nients and bill, they ask the concurrence of this House: and then he withdrew.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, transmitting a statement containing an abstract of the returns of American seamen, in the several districts of the United States, made in pursuance of the provisions of the act of the 2d of March, 1799; which was laid on the table.

The resolution laid on the table by Mr. Cocke, on Friday, was taken up, read, and agreed to, by the House.

Ordered, That the report of the Committee of Claims, on the petition of Henry Lee, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition and docu. ments of Natbaniel Moffatt.

On motion of Mr. Crafts, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from St. Alban's, through Sheldon, to Berkshire, in the state of Vermont.

On motion of Mr. Vinton, Resolved, That the Comunittee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Gallipolis, by Vernon Northup's, to Burlington, the county seat of the county of Lawrence, in the state of Ohio.

On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the memorial of Warder and brothers, attorneys in fact for the trustees of Fry and Spalding, formerly of the city of Philadelphia, which memorial is now on the files of this House, be, together with the accompanying documents, referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

On motion of Mr. Mangum, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Haywood, in the county of Chatham.

On motion of Mr. Mangum, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Raleigh,

North Carolina, by the way of the Fish Dam, Neuse, and Mount Tirza, to Roxborough.

On motion of Mr. Van Rensselaer, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of erecting a light-house, on Verplanck's point, in the Haverstraw bay, New York.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill to procure the necessary plans, estimates, and surveys, upon the subject of Roads and Canals; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Foot, of Connecticut, re. ported the same without amendment.

And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1824.

Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled " An act for the relief of Celestin Moreau, of Louisiana,” reported the same without amendinent.

Ordered, That the said bill be coinmitted to a comunittee of the whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Campbell, from the same committee, to which was also referred the bill from the Senate, entitled "An act confirming the heirs of Nicholas Baudin, and the heirs of Joseph Chastang, to certain tracts of land," reported, as the opinion of the committee, that the said bill ought not to pass.

Ordered, That the said bill be laid on the table.

Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the consideration of the petition of Abraham Lindley, administrator on the estate of Jonathan Burdge, deceased, and that it be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the consideration' of the petition of John Wilcox and Aaron Whittlesey, and that it be laid on the table: Also, from the petition of certain oficers and militiamen of the state of New York, who lost their arms and accoutrements in the late war with Great Britain, and from the petition of Luther Dixon, and that they be referred to the Coinmittee of Claims.

Mr. Cook, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill to define the boundary line between the Edwardsville and Springfield land districts, in the state of Illinois; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Kent, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the petition of Johanna Collins, for a divorce, roported that, in the opinion of the committee, the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted; which report was concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Committee for the District of Columbia be discharged from the consideration of the resolution of the General Assembly of Ohio, upon the subject of an entire abolition of slavery; and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Rankin laid the following resolution on the table for consideration on to-morrow, viz:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to inform this House if the line intended to constitute the Western boundary of the territory of Arkansas, has been run, in conformity with the provisions of the third section of the act of Congress of the 3d of March, 1829, entitled "An act making further appropriations for the military service of the United States for the year 1823, and for other purposes;" and, if said line has not been run, that he inform this House what instructions bave been given, or measures adopted, in relation to the execution of that provision of the law, and what causes have prevented said line from being run.

Mr. Owen laid the following resolution on the table, for consideration on to-morrow, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to state to this House what practical construction has been given by the seve. ral Registers and Receivers, respectively, on the act of 1820, for the relief of purchasers of public lands; and the instructions given them relative to said act, with regard to fees or compensation, and whether, in his opinion, by a correct construction, the fees or coinpensation was adequate to the service, and whether, by the construction given in any case, the compensation was greater than was contemplated by law, and more than adequate to the service performed.

Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, gave notice that he would, to-morrow, move the House for leave to introduce a bill directing the payment of the Georgia militia claims for services rendered during the years 1792, '3 and '4.

On motion of Mr. Brent, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inyuire into the expediency of making provision, by law, for the confirmation of the land claims recommended for confirmation by the report of the Commissioners for the Western Land District of Louisiana, made upon the 30th of December, 1815, in virtue of the seve. ral acts of Congress, passed upon the 10th of March, 1812, the 27th February, 1819, and 12th April, 1814.

Resolvei, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of empowering the Register of the Land Office at Opelousas, in Louisiana, to make and complete the report of certain land claims which were entered under the act of the 11th of May, 1820, and which the late Register had neglected to do, and that afreasonable compensation be allowed to the present Register for doing the same.

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Resolved, That the message of the President, of the 22d of January, 1823, with the accompanying documents relative to the navigation of the rivers Ohio and Mississippi, be referred to a select committee, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Wickliffe, Mr. Forward, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Gazlay, Mr. Webster, Mr. Durfee and Mr. Rives, were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. Henry, Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to Thomas Alsbury, captain of a company in the mounted expedition under General Samuel Hopkins, in the year 1812, for a mare lost on said expedition, in consequence of a wound accidentally received, whilst she was in actual service.

Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to William Grace, a soldier who served under General Samuel Hopkins in the mounted expedition in 1812, for a horse which was shot during said campaign, whilst in actual service.

Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to John Milhollend, who served as a sergeant in a company of mounted volunteers in the fall of 1813, on the expedition commanded by Governor Shelby, for a borse lost by him on said campaign, whilst in actual service of the United States.

Resolved, That the Committee of Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing compensation to John Golliher, a private in a company of mounted volunteers in the expedition under Governor Shelby in 1813, for a horse lost by him on said expedition, whilst in the actual service of the United States.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Virginia. Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Oftice and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establisbing a post route from Hagen's store, in the county of Preston, in Virginia, to Smithfield, on the Cumberland road; and also, of discontinuing the present route from the abovementioned store to Morgantown, in the county of Monungalia.

Ordered, That the letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied by sundry statements in relation to allowances made to Registers and Receivers of Land Offices, for clerk hire, office rent, &c. laid before the House of Representatives on the 3d March, 1823, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Rankin coinmunicated to the House a letter to the Chairman of the Committee on the Public Lands from the Secretary of the Treasury, dated 3d March, 1823, containing information in relation to allowances to Registers and Receivers of Land Offices for extra clerk bire, &c. which letter was also referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

The bill froin the Senate, entitled “ An act to revive, and continue in force, an act, entitled • An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Represi'ntatives; of the Clerks employed in their offices, and of the Librarian,” was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of Accounts.

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The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act to extend the time limited for the settlement of private land claims in the territory of Florida,” were read, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill to procure the necessary plans, estimates, and surveys, upon the subject of roads and canals:

A motion was made by Mr. Randolph that the said bill be postpostponed indefinitely:

When a motion was made by Mr. Saunders, that the said bill be recommitted to the Committee on Roads and Canals, with instructions to designate such roads and canals of national importance, in a commercial or military point of view, or as are necessary for the transportation of the public mail, as may be deemed proper and expedient to have surveyed and reported upon. And, the question thereon being taken,

Yeas

85.

116, The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Alexander, Va. Mr. Frost,

Mr. Reynolds,
Allen, Mass.
Garnett,

Rives,
Archer,
Gatlin,

Saunders,
Baylies,
Gist,

Sharpe,
Barber, Con.
Hall,

Sibley,
P. P. Barbour, Harvey,

Arthur Smith,
Bartlett,
Herrick,

Alex. Smyth,
Bassett,
Hobart,

Spaight,
Bradley,
Hogeboom,

Sterling,
Burleigh,
Hooks,

A. Stevenson,
Burton,
Jenkins,

Stoddard,
Cady,
Kidder,

Taylor,
Cambreleng,
Lathrop,

Ten Eyck,
Campbell, S. C. Lestwich,

Thompson, Geo.
Cary,
Lincoln,

Tomlinson,
Clark,
Litchfield,

Tracy,
Cobb,
Livermore,

Tucker, Va.
Cocke,
Long,

Tucker, . C.
Collins,
Longfellow,

Tyson,
Crafts,
McCoy,

Van Rensselaer,
Craig,
Mangum,

Van Wyck,
Culpeper,
Mallary,

Whipple,
Dwinell,
Markley,

Whitman,
Edwards, N. C.
Matson,

Williams, Va.
Findlay,
Morgan,

Williams, N. C.
Floyd,
O'Brien,

Wilson, s. C.
Foot, Con.
Plumer, N. 4.

Wood.............83.
Foote, N. Y.

Randolph,
Forsyth,

Reed,

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