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Mr. Robertson also reported a bill for the relief of William Barton, wbich was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, made a report on the petition of Benjamin Pool, which was read; when,

Mr. Lowndes reported a bill for the relief of the said Benjamin Pool, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow,

Mr. Lowndes also made a report on the petition of Samuel Buell, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concured in by the House, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition,

Mr. Lowndes also reported a bill supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage," passed the 2d of March, 1799, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made reports on the petitions of Joseph Hertick, and of Diego M•Boy, alias M.Voy, Wm. Fisher, John B. Bouyage, and Mary Ann Bouyage, which were read, and the resolutions therein contained were concurred in by the House, as follows, viz:

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

Mr. Williams also made unfavorable reports on the cases of John Chalmers, and of Lawrence Muse, and William Gordon, transmitted to this House by the Commissioner of Claims; which were severally read, and the report on the case of Mr. Chalmers, ordered to lie on the table, and that in the case of Mr. Muse and Mr. Gordon, committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.

Mr. Whitman, from the select committee to whom was referred the petition of Daniel Pettibone on behalf of himself, and Ezekiel Chapman, and Josiah Nichols, made a report thereon, which was read, and the resolution therein contained, was concurred in by the House, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition of Daniel Pettibone, presented on the 5th instant, in behalf of himself, Ezekiel Chapman, and Josiah Nichols, ought not to be granted.

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury have leave to withdraw certain books and papers furnished from the Treasury Department, to the select committee on the claim of the representas tive of the late Caron de Beaumarchais.

Ordered, That Joseph Wellington Page have leave to withdraw his petition and documents.

On motion of Mr. Taylor,

Resolved, That the Clerk of this House procure a copy of the last edition of the statutes of the several states, to be kept in his office for the use of the members.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Resolved, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of placing Oliver Pilsipher, late a private in the 76th regiment of New York militia, on the pension list.

Mr. Hubbard accompanied the above resolutions with documents in behalf of the said Pilsipher, which were referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Crawford, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a new post road from Milledgeville to Greensborough, by the way of Eatonton and Garner's ferry, in the state of Georgia.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to alter and amend an act, approved the third day of March, 1817, entitled . An act to establish a separate terrritorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory,” in which they ask the concurrence of this House.

And then he withdrew.

The said bill was read the first and second time and committed to the committee on the Judiciary.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury, transmitting a list recently rendered to him by the Register of the Treasury, of balances on his books which have been due more than three years prior to the 30th September last, or to have remained unsettled on that day, which completes his returns of this description, for the present session of Congress; which was ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker also laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report of the Commissioner of Claims, in answer to the resolution of this House of the 13th instant, which was read, and referred to the committee of Claims.

The House took up the motion made yesterday by Mr. Ed. wards, and depending at the time of adjournment, to wit: that the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill to establish an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that it be postponed indefinitely. And the question being taken thereon;

Yeas...................82,
It passed in the affirmative,

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

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

Mr, Ringgold,
Anderson, Ken. Hall, N. C.

Robertson, Lou.
Austin,
Hendricks,

Sampson,
Ball,
Herrick,

Savage,
Barbour, Va.
Holmes, Mass.

Scudder,
Bassett,
Johnson, Va.

Settle,
Bateman,
Johnson, Ken.

Shaw,
Bellinger,
Jones,

Simkins,
Bennett,
Kinsey,

Slocumb,
Blount,
W. Maclay,

Bal. Smith,
Boden,
W. P. Maclay,

Alex. Smyth,
Bryan,
M Coy,

J. S. Smith,
Burwell,
Marr,

Spencer,
Butler,
Merrill,

Stewart, N.C.
Campbell,
Morton,

Strother,
Clagett,
Mumford,

Tarr,
Claiborne,
Murray,

Terrell,
Cobb,
H. Nelson,

Trimble,
Comstock,
Nesbitt,

Tucker, Va.
Cook,
Newton,

Tucker, S. C.
Crafts,
Owen,

Tyler,
Crawford,
Patterson,

Upham,
Desha,
Pindall,

Walker, Ken.
Earle,
Pleasants,

Wallace,
Edwards,
Quarles,

Williams, N.
Floyd,
Rhea,

Williams, N. C.
Forney,
Richards,

Wilson, Pen. 82
Garnett,

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

Mr Hasbrouck, Mr. Mills,
Allen, Mass.
Herbert,

Moore,
Allen, Vt.
Herkimer,

Moseley,
Anderson, Pen.
Hiester,

Jer. Nelson,
Baldwin,
Hitchcock,

Ogden,
Bayley,

Holmes, Con.
Beecher,
Hopkinson,

Orr,
Hubbard,

Palmer,
Colston,
Huntington,

Parrott,
Cruger,
Kirtland,

Peter,
Cushman,
Lawyer,

Poindexter,
Darlington,
Little,

Porter,
Ellicott,
Livermore,

Reed,
Ervin, S.C.
Lowndes,

Rich,
Folger,
M'Lane,

Robertson, Ken.
Forsyth,
Mason, Mass.

Ruggles,
Fuller,
Mason, R. I.

Sawyer,
Hall, Del
Mercer,

Schuyler,
Harrison,
Middleton,

Sergeant,

Ogle,

Boss,

Mr. Seybert,
Mr. Tompkins,

Mr. Whitman,
Sherwood,
Wendover,

Williams, Con.
Tallmadge,
Westerlo,

Wilkin,
Taylor,
Whiteside,

Wilson, Mass. 70
Terry,

A question arose, whether the committee of the whole, raised on the said bill, and to which was subsequently committed the bill “ to provide for the more convenient organization of the courts of the United States, and the appointment of circuit judges,” was dissolved by the vote last taken: Upon which,

The Speaker decided, that the committee of the whole was dis, solved by the said vote, and that the last mentioned bill was, consequenly, in the House: Whereupon, it was

Ordered, That the said bill to provide for the more convenient organization of the courts of the United States, and the appoint:nent of circuit judges, be committed to a committee of the whole, to-mor, row.

And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, February 26, 1818.

On motion of Mr. Orr, Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Manley, presented on the 5th December, 1816, be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Schuyler presented a petition of Christopher Hoxie, praying for the renewal of a patent heretofore granted him, for a new and useful improvement in the auger, for digging post holes and wells.

Mr. Hubbard presented a petition of Rowland Clapp, and Selah Hill, complaining of the delay which has taken place in the trial of a cause in the district court of the northern district of New York, in which they are the defendants, owing to the absence of the judge, and the neglect of the attorney of the United States, for said district, and praying that provision may be made for the regular sitting of said court, and for compelling the said attorney to prosecute the causes committed to his management, without unnecessary and improper delay.

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

Mr. Schuyler presented sundry documents in support of an application of colonel Solomon Van Rensselaer to a pension.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition of Alche Low, mother of Daniel Low, who died of disease contracted while in the military service of the United States, in the late war with Great Britain, praying for a pension.

Mr. Hitchcock presented a petition of Isaac Miller, algo praying for a pension.

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

Mr. Kinsey presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of New Jersey, praying that additional duties may be imposed on iron imported into the United States.

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of Jooking glasses in frames, and carvers and gilders on wood, in the United States, praying that the 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.

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

On motion of Mr. Scott, Ordered, That the petition of sundry inhabitants of the territory of Missouri, presented on the 1st of April, 1816, be referred to the committee on that part of the President's message which relates to Indian Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Scott, Ordered, That the petition of sundry inhabitants of Boonslick settlement, in the territory of Missouri, presented on the 11th December 1815, and the petition of sundry inhabitants of said territory, by Frederick Bates, their agent, presented on the 2d March, 1816, be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Williains, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Ebenezer Knox, 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 bo granted.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Virginia, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy be directed to report to this House, the proceedings of the court martial, ordered by commodore Isaac Chancey, at the instance of midshipman Marston, for the trial of captain John Orde Creighton, and that he be also directed to lay before this House, the memorial of the midshipmen and other officers in the Mediterranean squadron, forwarded to that Department, and emanating from the proceedings of the court martial held for the trial of the said captain John Orde Creighton.

Ordered, That the letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting copies of the proceedings of the courts martial for the trials of captain Perry and captain Heath, be referred to the committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Smith, of North Carolina, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Mason Hall, in Orange county, in North Carolina,

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