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Mr. Bal. Smith,
J. S. Smith,
: Williams, N. 7. 73 M'Coy,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Robertson, Ken. Williams, N.C.
Robertson, Lou Wilkin,
Wilson, Pen. 90 A motion was then made by Mr. Harrison to strike out from the said amendment, all thereof after the word That, where it first occurs, and to insert: There shall be allowed to major general Arthur St. Clair an annuity of dollars, to be paid half yearly in
advance, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
And the question being taken thereon;
The question was then taken to concur in the amendment of the committee of the whole;
Yeas.......................122, And passed in the affirmative.
Nays........................40. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Hitchcock, Mr. Pindall,
Mr. Wendover, Mr. Williams, Con. Mr. Wilson, Mass.
Williams, N.Y. Wilson, Pen. 122
Mr. T. M. Nelson
Williams, N. C. 40
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read a third time, to-morrow.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary.
Mr. Speaker- The Senate have agreed to the amendments proposed by this House, to their amendments to the bill, entitled An act making provision for the establishment of additional land offices in the territory of Missouri.” They insist on their first amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year 1818;" and agree to the amendments proposed by this House, to their 3d amendment to the said bill; and they have passed bills of the following titles, viz:
An act in addition to an act, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Thompson;"
“ An act in addition to an act, giving pensions to the widows and orphans of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United States;"
“ An act, providing for the sale of certain lands in the district of Marietta, and for the location of claims, and sale of certain lands, in the district of Vincennes;" in which bills they ask the concurrence of this House.
And then he withdrew.
The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the reports of the several boards of commissioners, for the settlement and adjustment of Land Claims, in the state of Louisiana, and territory of Missouri, which was referrred to the committeee on the Public Lands.
And then the House adjourned.
FRIDAY, February 6, 1818.
Mr. Mills presented a petition of Samuel White, praying com, pensation for services as a soldier, in the revolutionary army.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. Mills also presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Hampden, in the state of Massachusetts, a part of whom were enlisted soldiers, in the late war, complaining of the inequality in the bounties of land and money, granted to the soldiers enlisted at different periods, and praying that those who enlisted previous to the 10th December, 1814, may be allowed 120 dollars bounty, and 320 acres of land.
Ordered,- That the said petition be referred to the committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of the proprietors of the Norfolk and Bristol turnpike, praying that the said turnpike may be continued as a post route.
Mr. Herrick presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of 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. Mason, of Massachusetts, and
Mr. Terry, respectively presented petitions of sundry inhabitants of the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, praying that additional duties may be imposed on imported paper hangings.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.
Mr. Savage presented a petition of Alexander M‘Nish, praying for a grant of land in consideration of services rendered as a soldier, in the revolutionary army.
Mr. Mercer presented a petition of James Garey, praying for a donation in land, on account of personal sacrifices and services, in the late war.
Mr. Harrison presented a petition of Joseph Harris, praying for the right of pre-emption in the pnrchase of a tract of public land on which he has settled and made considerable improvements.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.
Mr. Porter presented a petition of Ann Wattles, stating that her son Simon D. Wattles, a captain in the army of the United States, and who was killed in battle during the late war', was the only source of support for herself and his two sisters, who are blind, and that in consequence of his death they are now reduced to extreme poverty, and praying such relief in the premises as Congress may think proper to grant.
Mr. Colston presented a petition of Phebe Moore, administratrix of Stephen Moore, deceased, praying compensation for a vessel which was captured by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, during the late war with Great Britain.
Ordered, that the said petitions be referred to the committee of Claims.
Ordered, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of John Fowler, and that it be referred to the Secretary of War.
Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Juliana Thackara, 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.
Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Paul Robinson, which was read, and the resolution therein contained, is as follows:
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner be rejected.
A motion was made by Mr. Rich to amend the said resolution by striking out the word rejected, and inserting the word granted, which was disagreed to by the House.
Ordered, That the said report lie on the table.
Mr. Williams also made an unfavorable report on the petition of major John Whistler, which was read and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.
Mr. Herrick, from the committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill for the relief of John Kennedy and Henry Nail, or their legal representatives, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, on Monday next.
Ordered, That the committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Abraham Montague, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.
Mr. Taylor from the committee of Elections, to which was referred the resolution of the 10th December, 1817, and a message from the President of the United States, of the 29th of the same month, made a further report, in part, embracing the case of George Mumford, of North Carolina, wbich was read, and together with the statement of Mr. Mumford, committed to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the report of the same committee upon the petition of C. Hammond, contesting the election of Samuel Bierrick.
Mr. Spencer, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill for the relief of Elbert Herring, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday