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to Cannon's Mill, the Shallow Ford on Haw river, to Martinsville, in the county of Gilford.

Ordered, That the report of the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, on the petition of Henry King, be committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill by which the right of citizenship may be relinquished; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin 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 Housc adjourned.

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FRIDAY, February 27, 1818. Mr. Sampson presented a petition of Benjamin and Eli Hobart, manufacturers of cut and wrought tacks, praying that additional duties may be imposed on tacks imported into the United States.

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

Mr. Herbert presented a petition of John Tyler, and Truman Tyler, executors of Thomas Turner, deceased, late Accountant of the Navy Department, praying that an allowance may be made for services rendered by the deceased, in the settlement of the accounts of the commissioners of the navy pension fund, and that the same may be paid to them for the benefit of the lieirs of said Turner.

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

Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, presented a petition of Jesse Brown, praying for a pension.

Mr. Lowndes presented a petition of Henry Gardner, also praying for a pension.

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

Mr. Barber, of Virginia, presented a petition of William Smith, praying to be permitted to remove the location of certain lands, in Kentucky, formerly granted by the state of Virginia, to Thomas Bibb and Richard Philips, for services rendered to that state, to any unlocated lands of the United States, as it has been discovered that the said lands are covered by other locations. . * Mr. Claiborne presented a petition of James Brown, praying for a grant of land on Tennessee river, near the Muscle Shoals, or on the Red River, in the state of Louisiana, as a bounty to aid him in establishing a mill to be carried into operation by the means of SEU Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the territory of Missouri, on behalf of James Burns, Samuel Erving,

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and Frederick Dickson, praying that the right of pre-emption may be granted to the said Burns, Erving, and Dickson, in the purchase of the lands on which they reside.

Mr. Scott also presented a petition of Valentine Heffner, a native of Germany, and a citizen of the United States, praying that two townships of public land may be set a apart for emigrants from Germany, under such restrictions and conditions, as to Congress may seem meet and proper.

- Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Slocumb presented a petition of William Fisher, praying compensation for a quantity of timber, cut and taken from his land in the late war with Great Britain, by order of an officer of the army of the United States.

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

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of John H. Piatt, late a contractor for supplying provisions to the north western army, in the late war with Great Britain, stating, that he ex. pended large sums of money for, and sustained various losses in, the public service, for which he cannot obtain remuneration without the interposition of Congress, and praying that an act may be passcd for his relief.

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

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Joseph Papin and others, a a petition of David Delauney, a petition of Rene Treudeau and his wife, heirs of doctor John Watkins, deceased, a petition of B. Vasquez and others, a petition of Elijah Smith, a petition of Sylvester Labaddie, a petition of Louis Fayon, a petition of Antoine Souland, a petition of Gregoire Sarpy and his wife, and a petition of Francois Saucier, respectively praying that their titles to lands in the territory of Missouri may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of John T. David, which was l'ead, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the Ilouse, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the petition of John David be rejected.

Mr. L. Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, to which was committed the bill from the Senate, entitled . An act to alter and amend an act of the 3d March, 1817, to establish a separate territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory," reported the same without amendment.

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

solution there petition of Davienmittee of Ways

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, made a report on the petition of David Bailey, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the House, as follows, viz:

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

Mr. Forsyth, from the committee appointed on the 24th instant to present to the President of the United States, a resolution adopted on that day, reported that the committee had performed that service, and that the President answered, that he would attend to the request contained in the said resolution.

Ordered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Robert Ramsay, and that it be referred to the committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the said committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be also discharged from the further consideration of the resolution of the 25th instant, instructing thein to inquire into the expediency of granting a pension to Oliver Pilsipher, and that it be referred to the Seeretary of War.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled "An act to increase the salaries of the judges of the circuit court for the District of Columbia;" and they have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," with amendments; in which bill and aunendments they ask the concurrence of this House,

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That John Haslett have leave to withdraw his petition presented to this House on the 15th January, 1817.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the Public Lands, on the petitions of the Irish cmigrant societies of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Pittsburg; and the resolution contained in the said report being read as follows: viz:

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

A motion was made by Mr. Taylor to amend the said resolution by striking out the word not;

And the question being taken thereon,
It was determined in negative,

S Yeas.....................

| Nays......................83. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

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

Mr. Bellinger, Mr. Butler,
Anderson, Pen. Bennett,

Clagett,
Baldwin,
Boden,

Comstock,

Mr. Rhea,

Rich.
Richards,
Sawyer,
Sergeant,
Silsbee,
Spencer,
Stuart, Md.
Tallmadge,
Tarr,
Taylor,
Tompkins,
Townsend,
Upham,
Walker, Ken.
Wallace,
Wendover,
Whiteside,
Williams, N. Y.
Wilkin.

Gage,

Mr. Crafts,

Mr. Holmes, Mass.
Crawford,

Hubbard,
Cruger,

Hunter,
Cushman,

Johnson, Ken.
Darlington,

Kinsey,
Desha,

Kirtland,
Drake,

Lawyer,
Ellicott,

Little,
Ervin, S. C.

Livermore,
Floyd,

Merrill,
Folger,

Moore,
Forsyth,

Murray,
Fuller,

H. Nelson,

Newton,
Hale,

Ogle,
Harrison,

Palmer,
Hasbrouck,

Parrott,
Hendricks,

Patterson,
Herkimer,

Peter,
Herrick,

Porter,
Hiester,

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

Mr. Holmes, Con.
Allen, Mass,

Huntington,
Allen, Vt.

Irving, N. v.
Anderson, Ken.

Johnson, Va.
Austin,

Jones,
Ball,

Lowndes,
Barbour, Va.

M Lane,
Barber, Ohio,
Bassett,

Marr,
Bayley,

Mason, Mass.
Beecher,

Mason, R. I.
Blount,
Boss,

Middleton,
Bryan,

Mills,
Burwell,

Morton,
Campbell,

Moseley,
Claiborne,

Mumford,
Cobb,

Jer. Nelson,
Colston,

T. M. Nelson,
Cook,

Nesbitt,
Earle,

New,
Edwards,

Orr,
Forney,

Owen,
Garnett,

Pindall,
Hall, Del.

Pitkin,
Hall, N. C.

Pleasants,
Hitchcock,

Poindexter,
Quarles,

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Mercer,

Mr. Rice,

Ringgold,
Robertson, Ken.
Robertson, Lou,
Sampson,
Savage,
Scudder,
Settle,
Seybert,
Shaw,
Sherwood,
Simkins,
Slocumb,
Bal. Smith,
Alex. Smyth,
J. S. Smith,
Stewart, N.C.
Terrell,
Terry,
Trimble,
Tucker, Va.
Tucker, . C.
Tyler,
Whitman,
Williams, Con.
Williams, N.C.
Wilson, Mass. 83

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· The question was then taken to agree to the resolution submitted in the report of the committee on the Public Lands;

And passed in the affirmative.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to increase the salaries of the judges of the circuit court for the District of Columbia,” was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

The bill from the Senate, entitled " 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," was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," were read and referred to the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to said offi. cers and soldiers..

Ordered, That John Kcemle have leave to withdraw his petition and documents.

And then the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, February 28, 1818,

Mr. Irvin, of New York, presented a petition of John Patrick, merchant of the city of New York, stating, that whilst his ship the Harriet, was on her voyage with a cargo of wine, from Tenneriffe to New York, she was compelled by stress of weather, to put into the British port of Nassau, in the island of New Providence, where he was compelled to abandon the Harriet, and charter a British vessel to transport said wines to New York, where it was charged with duties on wines imported in foreign vessels; and praying that the said wines may be placed on the same footing with respect to du. ties and drawbacks, as if it had arrived in the Harriet.

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.

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

Mr. Tallmadge presented a petition of Henry Waller, praying compensation for a house, and other property, destroyed by the Bri. tish during the late war, in consequenee of the said house being in the occupancy of a detachment of militia, in the service of the United States.

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

Mr. Westerlo presented a petition of Jabez Parsons, an officer in the revolutionary army, praying to be allowed the computation

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