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the United States, and praying that permission may be extended to him by Congress, to accept the said appointment, which petition was referred to a select committee; and,

Mr. Sergeant, Mr. Mason, of Rhode Island, Mr. Little, Mr. Tyler and Mr. Irving, of New York, were appointed the said committee.

Mr. Herbert presented a petition of Samuel B. Brooke, late an officer in the navy of the United States, praying for a pension in consideration of wounds received while in the discharge of his official duties.

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

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of Risdon H. Price, and Charles Frimon Delauriere, representatives of the late Don Jaque Clamorgan, deceased, praying that their title to lands in the territory of Missouri may be confirmed.

Ordered, That t'e said petition be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

A motion was made by Mr. Sergeant, that the House do reconsider their vote of yesterday, taken on the question to concur with the committee of Ways and Means in their report on the petition of Mary Graeff.

And on the question, will the House reconsider their said vote;
It passed in the affirmative.

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

On motion of Mr. Barbour, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office, and Post Reads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of exempting from postage all letters and packets relating to the militia, to and from the adjutant general of the respective states and territories.

On motion of Mr. Hitchcock, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office, and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Stow, in the county of Portage, by the seat of justice in the county of Medina, to the seat of justice in the county of Huron, and state of Ohio.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. J.J. Monroo, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, on the 14th instant, approve and sign enrolled bills of the following titles:

An act further to prolong the continuance of the mint at Philadelphia.

An aet to remit the duty on a painting presented to the Pennsylvania Hospital.

An act for the relief of Samuel Aikman.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

A message, in writing, was also received from the President of the United States; which was delivered in at the Speaker's table.

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It passed in the affirmative, {Nay...

The House resumed the consideration of the resolutions, submitted on the 9th instant, by Mr. Spencer, in relation to the case of John Anderson, and the question again recurred on the amendment proposed by Mr. Rhea, and depending yesterday at the time of adjournment; whereupony

Mr. Rhea again modified his said amendment so as to read as follows;

That the House of Representatives possesses adequate power to punish contempts against it."

A motion was then made by Mr. Pitkin that the farther consideration of the resolutions, submitted by Mr. Spencer, together with the amendment offered thereto, be postponed indefinitely: And the question being taken thereon,

Yeas......................117,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Abbott,

Mr. Hall, N. C. Mr. Nesbitt,
Adams,
Harrison,

New,
Allen, Vt.
Herbert,

Ogden,
Anderson, Pen. Hiester,

Orr,
Austin,
Holmes, Mass.

Owen,
Baldwin,
Holmes, Con.

Palmer,
Bayley,
Hopkinson,

Parris,
Bennett,
Hubbard,

Parrott,
Bloomfield,
Hunter,

Patterson,
Blount;
Huntington,

Pawling,
Boden,
Ingham,

Peter,
Boss,
Jones,

Pitkin,
Bryan,
Little,

Pleasants,
Burwell,
Lowndes,

Reed,
Butler,
M'Lane,

Rhea,
Campbell,
W. Maclay,

Richards,
Clagett,
W. P. Maclay,

Ross,
Claiborne,
M Coy,

Ruggles,
Colston,
Marchand,

Sampson,
Cook,
Marr,

Savage,
Crafts,
Mason, Mass

Schuyler,
Crawford,
Mason, R. I.

Scudder,
Cushman,
Mercer,

Sergeant,
Darlington,
Middleton,

Settle,
Desha,
Miller,

Seybert,
Drake,
Moore,

Sherwood,
Ellicott,
Morton,

S. Smith;
Moseley,

Bal. Smith,
Floyd,
Folger,
Mumfon,

Alex. Smith,
Forsyth,
Murray,

J. S. Smith,

Storrs,
Jer. Nelson,
Gage,
Hall, Del.
H. Nelson,

Strong

Mr. Strother,
Mr. Trimble,

Mr. Whitman,
Stuart,
Tucker, Va.

Wendover,
Tallmadge,
Tucker, S. C.

Westerlo,
Taylor,
Tyler,

Whiteside,
Terrell,
Upham,

Williams, Con.
Tompkins,
Walker, N.C.

Williams, N. C.
Townsend,
'Wallace,

Wilson, Pen. 117
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Allen, Mass. Mr. Fuller,

Mr. Poindexter,
Anderson, Ken. Garnett,

Porter,
Ball,
Hale,

Quarles,
Barbour, Va.
Herkimer,

Rich,
Barber, Ohio,
Herrick,

Robertson, Ken.
Bassett,
Hitchcock,

Robertson, Lou.
Bateman,
Hogg,

Sawyer,
Beecher,
Kinsey,

Shaw,
Bellinger,
Kirtland,

Silsbee,
Cruger,
Lawyer,

Speed,
Culbreth,
Linn,

Spencer,
Edwards,
Livermore,

Tarr,
Ervin, S. C.
Merrill,

Walker, Ken.
Forney,
T. M. Nelson,

Williams, N. Y. 42
Mr. Tallmadge then submitted the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That John Anderson be forthwith brought to the bar of this House:

And the question being stated thereon:

Mr. Rich moved to amend the same by inserting the following words, viz: “ While this House disclaims all right to adjudge and execute punishment, on any person or persons whatever, its members only excepted, it will never abstain from any measures of precaution which may be necessary to preserve its deliberations free from interruption, and protect its members and officers from insult or abuse; and therefore, resolverl;"

And on the question to agree to this amendment:
It was determined in the negative.
Mr. "Culbreth then moved the following amendment:

After the word " resolvedin the first line, strike out the residue of the resolution, and in lieu thereof insert:

6. Whereas John Anderson is in the custoily of the sergeant-at-arms, for an offence which this Ilouse does not possess the constitutional right to try, or power to punish: Therefore,

Resolved, That the said "John Anderson be discharged from the custody of the sergeant-at-arms:" And the question being taken thereon:

Yeas......................47,

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

It was determined in the negative, {Nays....

Mr. Rich,

Robertson, Ken.
Robertson, Lou.
Ross,
Sawyer?
Shaw,
Silsbee,
Bal. Smith,
Speed,
Spencer,
Tarr,
Trimble,
Tucker, 8. C.
Walker, Ken.
Williams, N. Y. 47

Those who voted in the affirmative, are Mr. Allen, Mass. Mr. Hall, N. C.

Anderson, Ken. Herkiner,
Ball,

Herrick,
Barbour, Va.

Hitchcock,
Barber, Ohio,

Hogg,
Bassett,

Johnson, Ken.
Beecher,

Kinsey,
Bellinger,

Kirtland,
Cruger,

Lawyer,
Culbreth,

Linn,
Edwards,

Livermore,
Ervin, S. C.

Merrill,
Forney,

T. M. Nelson,
Fuller,

Poindexter,
Garnett,

Porter,
Hale,

Quarles,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Abbott,

Mr. Hall, Del.
Adams,

Harrison,
Allen, Vt.

Herbert,
Anderson, Pen.

Hiester,
Austin,

Holines, Mass.
Baldwin,

Holmes, Con.
Bateman,

Hopkinson,
Bayley,

Hubbard,
Bennett,

Hunter,
Bloomfield,

Huntington,
Blount,

Ingham,
Boden,

Irving, N.Y.
Boss,

Jones,
Bryan,

Little,
Burwell,

Lowndes,
Butler,

M'Lane,
Campbell,

W. Maclay,
Clagett,

W. P. Maclay,
Claiborne,

M.Coy,
Cobb,

Marchand,
Colston,

Marr,
Cook,

Mason, Mass.
Crafts,

Mason, R. I.
Crawford,

Mercer,
Cushinan,

Middleton,
Darlington,

Miller,
Desha,

Moore,
Drake,

Morton,
Ellicott,

Moseley,
Floyd,

Mumford,
Folger

Murray,
Forsyth,

Jer. Nelson,
H. Nelson,

Mr. Nesbitt,

New,
Ogden,
Orr,
Owen,
Palmer,
Parris,
Parrott,
Patterson,
Pawling,
Peter,
Pindall,
Pitkin,
Pleasants,
Reed,
Rhea,
Richards,
Ruggles,
Sampson,
Savage,
Schuyle
Scudder,
Sergeant,
Settle,
Seybert,
Sherwood,
Slocumb.
S. Smith,
Alex. Smyth,
J. S. Smith,
Southard,
- Storrs,
Strong,

Gaye,

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Irving, N. r.

Mr. Strother,

Mr. Townsend, Mr. Westerlo,
Stuart,
Tucker, Va.

Whiteside,
Tallmadge,
Tyler,

Whitman,
Taylor,
Upham,

Williams, Con.
Terrell,
Walker, N. C.

Williams, N.C.
Terry,
Wallace,

Wilson, Pen. 119
Tompkins,

Wendover, The question then recurred on the resolution, proposed by Mr. Tallmadge; and being taken:

Yeas.................... 118. It passed in the affirmative.

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

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Adams,

Mr. Holmes, Con. Mr. Parrott,
Allen, Vt.
Hopkinson,

Patterson,
Anderson, Pen Hubbard,

Pawling,
Austin,
Hunter,

Peter,
Baldwin,
Huntington,

Pindall,
Bateman,
Ingham,

Pitkin,
Bayley,

Pleasants,
Bennett,
Jones,

Reed,
Blount,
Linn,

Rhea,
Boden,
Little,

Richards,
Boss,
Lowndes,

Ruggles,
Bryan,
M Lane,

Sampson,
Burwell,
W. Maclay,

Savage,
Butler,
W.P. Maclay,

Schuyler,
Campbell,
M.Coy,

Scudder,
Clagett,
Marchand,

Sergeant,
Claiborne,
Marr.

Settle,
Cobb,
Mason, Mass.

Seybert,
Colston,
Mason, R.I.

Sherwood,
Cook,
Mercer,

Slocumb,
Crafts,
Middleton,

S. Smith,
Crawford,
Miller,

Alex. Smyth,
Cushman,
Moore,

J. S. Smith,
Darlington,
Morton,

Spangler,
Desha,
Moseley,

Storrs,
Drake,
Mumford,

Strong,
Ellicott,
Murray,

Strother,
Floyd,
Jer. Nelson,

Stuart,
Folger,
H. Nelson,

Tallmadge,
Fürsyth,
Nesbitt,

Taylor,
Gage,
New,

Terrell,
Hall, Del.
Ogden,

Terry,
Harrison,
Oir,

Tompkins,
Herbert,
Owen,

Townsend,
Hiester,
Palmer,

Tucker, Va.
Holmes, Mass.
Parris,

Tyler,

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