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the state of New Hampshire; and also as to the expediency of establishing a post road from Cornish through the Parish of Meriden, in Plainfield, to Lebanon.

Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of Catharine Young, with the accompanying documents.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the resolution from this Ilouse, directing the procurement of certain laws,” with an amendment, in which they ask the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Spencer submitted the following preamble and resolutions.

The House of Representatives, entertaining great doubts of its possessing the competent power to punish John Anderson for his contempt to the House, and his outrage upon one its of inembers:

Resolved, That all further proceetings in this House against the said John Anderson, do cease, and that he be discharged from the custody of the sergeant-at-arms.

Resolved. That the attorney general of the United States be directed to institute such proceedings against the said John Anderson, for his said offence, as may be agreeable to the laws of the United States, and of the District of Columbia.

Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law, for the punishment of any contempt of the Senate or House of Representatives of the United States, and of any breach of the privileges of either House..

The said preamble and resolutions were read, and the question was stated to agree thereto:

And debate arising thereon;
The House adjourned.

SATURDAY, January 10, 1818.

Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of the town of Newfield, in the county of York and state of Massachusetts.

Mr. Ingham presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Lawrence, and Arkansas, in the territory of Missouri.

Mr. Strother presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Fauquier, in the state of Virginia, respectively praying for the establishment of post routes.

Ma Bassett presented a petition of William Burgh, postmaster at Hampton, in the state of Virginia, praying for an increase of his compensation.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. • Mr. Huntington presented a petition of George H. Brown.

Mr. Bassett presented another petition of William Brough, respectively praying for pensions.

Mr. William P. Maclay presented a petition of Joseph Davis, praying compensation for services rendered, as a wagoner in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Speaker presented the petition of Bernard Gaines, heretofore presented on the 9th January, 1817.

Mr. Beecher presented a petition of Alexander Foresman, praying for an increase of the pension heretofore granted to him.

Ordered, That the said petitions and documents be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Wendover presented a petition of the American Society, for the promotion and encouragement of domestic inanufacturers, praying for the interposition of Congress to secure to the manufacturing establishments within the United States, that protection and encouragement which the existing laws were intended to afford.

Mr. William P. Maclay, and Mr. Baldwin, respectively presented petitions from sundry inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying that additional duties may be imposed on pig, bar, and cast iron, imported into the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

Mr. Spencer presented a petition of Joseph Landon, praying to be exonerated from the payment of judgments obtained against him, as one of the sureties of a certain Bateman Fisk, in bonds given to secure the payment of duties imposed on his distillery.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of John King and Joseph Shankland, praying compensation for supplies, clothing, and board furnished a partof the crew of the United States' Brig Vixen, in the year 1813.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Marr, Ordered, That the petition of Henry Williams, presented on the 24th December, 1816, be referred to the same committee.

Mr. Herbert presented a petion of sundry merchants of Alesandria, in the District of Columbia, to the same effect with the petition of the merchants of Philadelphia, presented on the 7th inst.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on the said petition from the merchants of Philadelphia.

Mr. Barber, of Ohio, presented a petition of Peter Snider, praying for a grant of the land on which he resides in the state of Ohio, for reasons stated in the petition,

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Hendricks presented a petition of John Work, praying compensation for provisions furnished a detachment of militia while in the service of the United States,

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

The Speaker laid before the House, a letter directed to the Congress of the United States, froin a certain Carl Theodore Mohr, residing in Wallendorf, Germany, offering to come to America upon certain conditions, and to establish a manufactory of porcelain; which was ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petitions of John and Sarah Thompson, and Polly Potter, and that the foriner be referred to the Secretary of War, and the latter to the compmitteee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Middleton, from the comunittee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to the introduction of slaves froin Amelia Island, made report; which was read; when,

Mr. Middleton reported a bill supplementary to the act, enti. tled "An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States;" passed 20. March, 1817; which was read the first and second tirne, and committed to a committee of the whoic, on the 19th instant.

On motion of Mr. Sergeant, Resolved, That the committee of Ways and Means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing a drawback upon refined sugar exported from the United States.

The Speaker laid before the House, sundry documents trans. mitted to him in relation to the contested election of Charles F. Mercer; which was referred to the committee of Elections.

The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from John Anderson, communicating his desire that any constitutional or other question which may have arisen to prevent his further examination at the bar of the House, mily be waved; and also informing the House that he has declined the assistance of counsel.

Ordered, That the said letter lie on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolutions submitted yesterday by Mr. Spencer; when,

Mr. Forsyth moved that the said resolutions be laid on the table, that the House may proceed to the examination of the accused;

And the question being taken thereon;
It was determined in the negative.
The question then recurred on agreeing to the said resolutions;
And after farther debate thereon;
The House adjourned.

MONDAY, January 19, 1818.

Mr. Butler presented a petition of Daniel Morrill, praying compensation for his services, and for clothing to which he was en. titled, as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Whitinan presented a petition of Benjamin Pincion, praying for a pension.

Mr. Nelson, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Joseph

Noyes, and a petition of Nathaniel Ladd, praying for an increase of the pensions beretofore granted to them, respectively.

Mr. Irving, of New York, presented a petition of William M«Farland, also praying for an increase of his pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Nelson, of Massachusetts, Ordered, That the petition of Lemuel Coffin, presented on the 30th December, 1805, be also referred to the same committee.

Mr. Whitman presented petitions of sundry inhabitants of the District of Maine, praying for the establishment of a post route.

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

Mr. Nelson, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Paul Parker, stating that his land has been sold for the direct tax of 1814; that he is an illiterate man, and was ignorant of the imposition of the said tax and of the sale of his property; and praying such relief as it may be in the power of Congress to grant him,

Mr. Nelson also presented a similar petition from William Stanwood, Josias Cass, Moses Rogers, Samuel Carr, Caleb M. Woodman, Enos Bartlett, Joseph Morse, William Carr, and Mary Sawyer

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

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Pennsylvania, praying that additional duties may be imposed on bar, pig, and cast iron, imported into the United States.

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of Paul Beck, jr. and Thomas Sparks, manufacturers of shot in Philadelphia, praying that additional duties may be imposed on all foreign shot imported into the United States

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

Mr. Ogden presented a petition of George R. Wells, stating that whilst a lieutenant in the army, during the late war, he arrested certain individuals, residing in Saint Lawrence county, in the state of New York, in obedience to orders which he received, from the then colonel Z. M. Pike, and conveyed them to Sackett's Harbor; that the said individuals have since recovered damages against him, for false imprisonment; and that he is now confined in prison in con-. sequence thereof; and praying such relief in the premises as to Congress shall seem meet and proper.

Mr. Boden presented a petition of Sampson Ş. King, late a major in the army of the United States, stating that in consequence

of the loss of his vouchers, he is unable to settle his accounts at the · War Department; and praying such relief in the premises as to Congress may seem meet and proper. . .

Mr. Strother presented a petition of John Craine, praying pay- . ment for a final settlement certificate, issued in the year 1784.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Savage Ordered, That the petition of Francis L. Harrison, presented on the 18th day of January 1817, be referred to the same committee.

Mr. Whiteside presented the petition of John Fowler, praying for the renewal of a patent granted to him in 1797, for a new and useful improvement in constructing bridges.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Arend Rutgers, assignee of William Dunn; a petition of Israel Hill, and a petition of the representatives of Isidore La Croix, respectively praying that their titles to lands in the territory of Misssouri may be confirmed.

Ordered that the said petitions be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, Ordered, That the petition of Josias Bullock, presented on the 30th January 1811; and

On motion of Mr. Poindexter, Ordered, That the several petitions of Edwin Lewis, presented on the 25th January, 1805, the 24th December, 1805, the 19th February, 1811, the 13th November, 1811, the 21st November, 1812 and the 4th January, 1816, be also referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Williams, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of John B. Joyal, which was read and the resolution therein contained, was concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be

granted.

. On motion of Mr. Scott,

Resolved, That the committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency and policy of amending the act, entitled “An act relating to settlers on the lands of the United States;" so that all settlers on public lands who have not leased from the United States, shall remain thereon in peaceable possession, one year from the expiration of the existing laws on that subject.

On motion of Mr. Hogg, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post rout from Glaugow, in the state of Kentucky, through Gallatin and Lebanon, to Murfreesborough in the state of Tennessee.

Resolved, also, That the said committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post rout from Mount Richardson in Jackson county, (passing down on the south side of Cumberland River) to Lebanon, in the state of Tennessee.

On motion of Mr. Moore,

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