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And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next.

And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, February 23, 1818.

Mr. Newton announced the death of Peterson Goodwyn, one of the members of this House, for the state of Virginia, which took place at his residence, near Petersburg, in that state, on the 21st instant: Whereupon, it was,

On motion of Mr. Newton, Resolved, unanimously, That the members of this House will testify their respect for the memory of Peterson Goodwyn, deceased, late a member of the r body, from the state of Virginia, by wearing crape on the left arm for one month.

Resolved, That a message be sent to the Senate, informing them that this House, in testimony of their respect for the memory of the late colonel Peterson Goodwyn, one of their body, from the state of Virginia, have unanimously resolved to wear crape on the left arm for one month.

Ordered, That the Clerk do go with the said message.
And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, February 24, 1818.

Mr. Mills presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Hampden county, in the state of Massachusetts, praying that additional duties may be imposed on window glass, imported into the United States.

Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of sundry merchants of Boston, praying that the importation of copper rods, bolts and spikes, suitable for ship building, may be permitted free of duty.

Mr. Wilkin presented a petition of Daniel Denton, praying for the remission of duties now due on his distillery, as the said distillery was consumed by fire, after the said duties accrued.

Mr. Irving, of New York, presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of looking glasses in frames, and carvers and gilders on wood, praying that the present duties on tinfoil and whiting, being the principal articles of foreign origin used in their line of business, may be reduced, and that the duties on looking glasses in frames, and carving and gilding on wood, generally, may be increased.

Mr. Hitchcock presented a petition of Jonathan Gregory, praying for the remission of duties imposed on the distillery of a certain Nathan Broughton, for whom he was surety, for reasons stated in the petition

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

Mr. Shaw presented a petition of Timothy Northam;
Mr. Comstock presented a petition of George Fitzsimmons;

Mr. Wilkin presented a petition of John Paulding, one of the , three men who captured major John Andre, in the revolutionary war, respectively praying for an increase of the pensions heretofore granted to them.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petitica of Charles Hayden;
Mr. Taylor presented a petition of John Ball; and,

Mr. Palmer presented a petition of Caleb Childs, respectively praying for pensions,

Mr. Sampson presented a petition of Joshua Eddy, praying compensation for his services, as an officer in the revolutionary ar. my, and for the commutation of half pay, to which he is entitled for said services.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Benjamin Simmons, praying to be paid the amount of two certificates, issued to him for services rendered, as an officer in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Comstock presented a petition of Alexander M.Nitt, praying compensation for his services, as an officer in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Ogle presented a petition of Philip Nullert, praying for a grant of the land to which he conceives himself entitled for services, as a soldier in the British army, in America, in the war be: tween France and Great Britain, which commenced in the year 1755.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of Josepha Lite tle, praying for a grant of the land to which he is entitled for services, as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

The Speaker presented a petition of Jacob Van Tassell, praycompensation for property destroyed by the British forces, in the revolutionary army, in consequence of its being in the service of the troops of the United States.

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

Mr. Merrill presented a petition of James Hicks, praying to be paid for a quantity of rations, furnished a detachment of the army of the United States, at Bennington, in the state of Vermont, in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Spencer presente a petition of Robert Keane, praying compensation for damages sustained in his property, while in the occupancy of the arn:y of the United States, during the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Reed presented a petition of James Connar, praying compensation for a horse, destroyed by the British in the late war.

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

Mr. Drake presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Broome and Cortland, in the state of New York;

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Broome and Chenango, in the state of New York;

Mr. Harrison presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Butler, Warren, and Preble, in the state of Ohio;

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Saint Louis, in the territory of Missouri, respectively praying for the establishment of post routes.

Mr. Peter presented a petition of John Adamson, postmaster at Rockville, in Montgomery county, in the state of Maryland, praying for an increase of compensation.

Mr. Pleasants presented petitions from sundry inhabitants of the counties of Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, Louisa, and Fluvanna, in the state of Virginia, praving that no alteration may be made in the post route between Richmond and Charlottsville, in that state.

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

Mr. Ogden presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the village of Cape Vincent and elsewhere, in the district of Sackett's. Harbor, in the state of New York, praying that the said district may be divided, and that a new district for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage may be formed, and that the said village may be established as a port of entry.

Mr. Ogden also presented petitions of sundry merchants and other citizens, residing on the Saint Lawrence and Ontario frontier, in the state of New York, praying that the same regulations which are established with respect to the entrance and clearance of vessels in the ports on the Atlantic, may be established with respect to the entrance and clearance of boats and vessels, trading between. the ports of the United States, on the river St. Lawrence, and on the Ontario frontier, and the ports in the British provinces of Canada; and that the fees of the custom house officers at the ports on the said river and frontier, may be reduced.

Mr. Hopkinson presented a petition of Richard H. Willcocks, of the city of Philadelphia, merchant, praying that a register may be granted to the American built ship, called the Augustus, belonging to the petitioner and his partners, as the said ship hath been deprived of the benefit of her former register, in consequence of her capture at sea by a French cruizer, and of being sold to a subject of a foreign power, from whom she was repurchased by an American citizen, and passed into the possession of the petitioner.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Pennsylvania, praying that further protection and encouragement may be extended to the manufacturing establishments within the United States.

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

Mr. Hopkinson presented a petition of Joseph Delaplaine, stating, that it is his intention to establish a national gallery of the portraits of distinguished Americans, in conjunction with a museum, at the seat of the national government, and praying for sufficient aid to enable him to carry his plans into execution.

Ordered, That the said petition lie on the table.

Mr. M.Lane presented a petition of John Kilgore, praying to be paid for a quantity of plank which he furnished to the United States, under contract, about the year 1800, to be used in the building of a 74 gun ship, at Philadelphia.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Navy.

The speaker presented petitions from sundry inhabitants of the states of Ohio and Indiana, praying that an office for the sale of the lands of the United States, may be established at Greenville, in Ohio.

Mr. Poindexter presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of that part of the state of Mississippi, which was formerly a part of the Spanish province of West Florida, praying that certain grants, made by the former Spanish government, of extensive bodies of land for the purpose of speculation, may not be confirmed. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee

blic ds. Mr. Hitchcock presented a petition of Samuel Jackson, stating, that in the late war with Great Britain, he was employed by general Dearborn on secret service, in the performance of which he encountered great peril, and in consequence whereof he suffered much in person and property, and praying for a grant of land, equal in value to his losses, or for such other relief as may be meet

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and proper.

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

Mr. Scott presented petitions from Robert Reynolds, Matthias Bollinger, Valentine Love, Abraham Crader, Jacob Parks, Joseph Niscwonger, Jun. Joseph Nisewonger, Sen. and Martin Thomas; respectively praying, that their tities to lands in the territory of Missouri, may be confirmed,

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on Private Land Claiins.

On motion of Mr. Edwards, Ordeded, That the petition of Lavinia Hawkins, widow of colonel Benjamin Hawkins, deceased, late agent of the United States, in the Creek nation of Indians, presented on the 28th January, 1817, be also referred to the committee on Private Land Claims,

Ordered, That the Secretary of War be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Charles Van Dyke, and that it be referred tn thr Secretary of the Navy.

Ordered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be discharged from a further consideration of the petitions of John Carlton, the second, and Nicholas Reel, and that they be referred to the Secretary of War.

Mr, Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made reports on the petitions of Elisha Gordon, Martha Perry, George Greenway, Samuel Blaney, and John Keemle, which were read, and the resolutions thercin contained were concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the respective petitions of Elisha Gordon, Martha Perry, John Keemle, and Samuel Blaney, ought not to be granted; and that Samuel Blaney have leave to withdraw the documents accompanying his petition.

Resolved, That George Greenway take u sihing by his petition.

Mr. Rhea also made unfavorable reports on the petitions of Willis Willson, William Frost, and Sarah Daggett, which were severally read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Newton, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, reported a bill to authorize the apprehension of foreign seamen, deserting the vessels to which they belong: which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Friday next.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Eli Hart, and that it be referred to the Commissioner of Claims, for property lost, captured, or destroyed, in the late war.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Haile, which was read, and committed to a committee of the whole, tomorrow,

Mr. Williams, from the same committee, also made reports on the petitions of Phelps & Landon, Nicholas Boilvin, Philip Bryant, and Samuel M.Clure, which were read, and the resolutions therein contained were concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners, respectively, ought not to be granted.

Mr. Williams also made unfavorable reports on the petitions of John M.Crea, and Harvey Wakefield, and of Joseph and Benjamin Edrington, which were read, and severally ordered to lie on the table,

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petitions of Catharine M Cullock, John Robertson, and Williain Barber, administrator of Conrad Laub, deceased, and that the two former be referred to the com

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