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Mr. Garnett presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Ame. lià and Charlotte counties, in the state of Virginia, praying for the establishment of a post route.

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

On motion of Mr. Spencer, Ordered, That the petition of Erastus Granger, presented on the 14th February, 1817, be referred to the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Westerlo presented a petition of Jeremiah Ryan, praying for an increase of the pension heretofore granted to him.

Mr. Taylor presented a petition of Isaac Ackerman, praying for an increase of the pension heretofore granted to him.

Mr. Marchand presented a petition of Enos Granniss, praying compensation for his services as a soldier in the revolutionary army, and subsequently as an officer of artificers in the said army, as also for his bounty and a grant of the land to which he is entitled for said services.

Mr. Marr presented a petition of Charles Neilly, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on Pensions and revolutionary claims.

Mr. M.Lane presented a petition of Thomas Witherspoon, Clerk of the district and circuit courts of the United States, in and for the district of Delaware, praying for additional compensation.

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

The Speaker presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester, in the state of Maryland, praying for the erection of a light house on a suitable point of the Tangier Islands, or on the main land adjacent to the said islands. ..

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committed of Commerce and Manufactures.

The Speaker also presented a petition of Francis M Alear, praying for the remission of a penalty recovered against him on a charge of selling spirituons liquors without a lecense, for the reasons set forth in the petition.

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

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Charles Tayon, praying that his title to a tract of land in the territory of Missouri, may be confirmed.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Scott also presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the territory of Missouri, praying that the said territory may be erected into a state government, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, which was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Benjamin Berry, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief of the said Benjamin Berry, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, on Whednesday next. : Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the same committee, also made a report on the petition of Miller & Barker, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief of Thomas Miller and Stephen Baker, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, on Wednesday next.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Daniel Granger, and that it be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Southard, from the committee appointed on that part of the President's message which relates to Indian Affairs, made a report on the petition of Thomas Owings, which was read, and the resolution therein contained, was concurred in by the House, as, follows:

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On motion of Mr. Hendricks, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so altering the post road from Elizabethtown, in Kentucky, to Corydon, in Indiana, that the same pass tbrough Liconia and Elizabeth, in the county of Harrison, and said state of Indiana.

On motion of Mr. Ingham, Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Public Buildings be directed to communicate to this House, a copy of the original deed of conveyance to the trustees of the United States, for the public lots in the city of Washington, and such other information as may be in his possession, relating to the location of the public offices on the President's square,

On motion of Mr. Silsbee, Resolved, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the " Acts regulating the collection of duties on imports and tonnage," as that masters of vessels which may stop for supplies, or in consequence of adverse winds or weather, at the port of Martha's Vineyard, within the district of Edgartown, on their way to other ports of the United States, may not be compelled to make entry of their ves-, . sels or to pay hospital money or tonnage duty, at any of the ports within said district, nor to proceed from the port at which the ves..

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The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of major general Arthur St, Clair, and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported that the committee had made some progress therein, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again on the said bill.

And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, February 3, 1818.

Another member, to wit: from Massachusetts, Elijah H. Mills appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States being first administered to him by Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Sampson presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Rochester, Wareham, Sandwich, and Falmouth, in the state of Massachusetts, praying for the erection of a light house on Bird Island, in Buzzard Bay.

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of paper, in the state of Connecticut, praying that additional duties may be imposed on imported paper.

Mr. Wendover presented a petition of sundry coppersmiths in the city of New York, praying that additional duties may be imposed on manufactured copper imported into the United States.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented a petition of Thomas Tennant and George Stiles, merchants of Baltimore, praying that certificates of registry may be granted to certain vessels belonging to them, for reasons set forth in their petition. • Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

Mr. Orr presented a petition of John Whiting, a captain of a company of volunteers, in the late war, praying compensation for his services in raising said company, and for a reimbursement of moneys expended by him to arm, equip, and support the same.

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

On motion of Mr. Little, Ordered, That the petition of John Free, presented on the 21st February, 1816, be also referred to the committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Williams, of Connecticut, Ordered, That the petition of Augustus Perkins, presented on the 13th Jannary, 1817, be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Lowndes presented a petition of Thomas H. Jervey, surveyor of the customs for the port of Charleston, in South Carolina, praying to be allowed one half of the proceeds arising from the condemnation of two vessels, for violations of the act prohibiting the

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importation of slaves into the United States, as a reward for his vi. gilance in detecting, and exertions in procuring the condemnation of the said vessels.

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

Mr. Moore presented a petition of John Bradford, postmaster at Franklin, in the county of Venango, and state of Pennsylvania, praying for an increase of compensation.

Mr. Beecher presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Royalton and its vicinity, in the state of Ohio, 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. M.Coy presented a petition of Richard Shott, praying for a pension.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Virginia, praying that a pension may be granted to William Elliott.

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

On motion of Mr. Burwell, Ordered, That the petition of James Sawyers, presented on the 15th day of December, 1809, be also referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Claiborne presented a petition of William B. Lewis, a quartermaster in the service of the United States, during the late war with Great Britain, praying to be allowed, in the settlement of his accounts, for moneys advanced by him to the commanding officer of a regiment for the use of the same, under an order from his commanding officer, which has been rejected at the War Department in consequence of his not producing the subordinate vouchers of expenditure, which were never funished him by the officer commanding said regiment.

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

The Speaker presented a petition of James Simpson, Consul of the United States, for Morocco, in Barbary, praying to be allowed and paid for his services in the capacity aforesaid, at the rate of four thousand dollars per annum, to commence from the date of his appointment, in the year 1795, or that such other relief may be granted him as will relieve his pecuniary embarrassments.

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

Mr. Barber, of Ohio, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Gallia county, in the state of Ohio, praying that a road may be made from James river to Greenbriar river, in the state of Vir; ginia, ale os

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