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The said amendment was then further amended, to read as follows:
“That in all prosecutions which may hereafter be instituted against any person for having engaged in military or naval service, for, or against any foreign power, when without the jurisdiction of the United States, and not in hostility against the said states, who, before the commission of the fact with which he may stand charged, shall have bona fide and voluntarily become the citizen or subject of any foreign state, while within its jurisdiction, it shall be lawful for such person to give the fact of his having been naturalized by some foreign state, in evidence upon the general issue; and if, upon the trial of such person so charged, as aforesaid, he shall prove such fact to the satisfaction of the jury, he shall be discharged from such prosecution.”
The question was taken to agree to the said amendment as above recited;
om Yeas....................93, And passed in the affirmative. Nays...................... 61.
The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present, oth
T. M. Nelson,
New, TO 307
J. S. Smith,
Morton, boce Trimble, son
Mr. Tucker, Va. Mr. Upham, Mr. Whiteside,
Walker, Ken. Wilson, Pen. 93
M'Lane, tatt Schuyler,
2 Bal. Smith,
tils 9 Pawling,
Williams, N. Y.
Robertson, Lou. Wilson, Mass. 61
A motion was then made by Mr. Lowndes to reconsider the vote on an aniendment proposed by Mr. Mercer to insert in the said amendment of Mr. Robertson, the words and not in hostility against the said states;
And on the question to reconsider;
A motion was then made by Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, to add to the said bill, the following section:
« That any person who shall have exercised his right of expatriation, and shall have become the subject or citizen of any foreign state, shall not again become a citizen of the United States;":
And on the question to agree to the said section;
The question was then taken, shall the said bill be engrossed and read a third time?
And determined in the negative.
The House proceeded to consider the amendment reported by the committee of the whole, to the bill authorizing the payment of certain militia claims of the state of Georgia, and the said amendment being read, was disagreed to.
A motion was then made by Mr. Cobb, to fill the blank in the bill, with 140,000 dollars.
Which was rejected by the House,
Mr. Taylor then moved that the said bill be postponed indefinitely. And the question being taken therton;
s Yeas.......................54, It was determined in negative,"
Nays..................... 64. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Stewart, N. C.
Williams, N. Y. 54
Mr. Edwards, Mr. M'Lane,
T. M. Nelson,
Mr. Moseley presented a petition of John G. Brown, praying that an appropriation may be made and paid to him of the amount of a forfeiture which he incurred and paid into the Treasury, and which was afterwards remitted by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Mr, Scott presented a petition of Joseph V. Garnier, praying compensation for his servics, as clerk of the court of the United States, in the territory of Missouri, as also for his services as clerk to the board of land comnissioners, in said territory, in the year 1806.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Claims.
Mr. Forney presented a petition of William King, late an officer in the army of the Unted States, praying that some provision may be made for the settlanent of his accounts, which he is at present unable to do, as all his vouchers fell into the hands of the British, during the late war.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Pindall presented a petition of Samuel Acre, praying that his title to a lot of land in the town of Mobile, in the territory of Alabama, may be confirmed.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.
Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill supplementary to the several acts relative to direct taxes and internal duties, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.
Mr. Hugh Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled . An act to increase the salaries of the judges of the circuit court for the District of Columbia,” reported the same without amendment.
Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.
Mr. Nelson, from the same committee, who were instructed on the 22d December last, to inquire whether the funds of the district court of New York, have been faithfully applied, made a report thereon, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Nelson reported a bill respecting the district courts of the United States, within the state of New York, which was read the first time.
Mr. Nelson also made a report on he petition of James Ferguson, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was con. curred in by the House, as follows:
Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioner cannot be granted.
Ordered, That the committee on so much of the President's message as relates to the Public Buildings, to whom was referred the petition of Daniel Pettibone, be discharged from the further consideration thereof, and that he have leate to withdraw the same.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the resolution “ directing the judges of the supreme court to be furnished with Waits' state papers," as also, the resolution “respecting an adjournment of the first session of the 15th Congress.”
And then he withdrew.
Mr. Bloomfield, from the committee on that part of the President's message which relates to the surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary Army, to which was referred the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill entitled “ An act to provide for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," reported the same with an amendment, which was read and concurred in by the House.
The first part of the first section of the said bill, as proposed to be amended by the Senate, is as follows:
That every commissioned officer, noncommissioned officer, musician, and private soldier, who served in the war of the revolution until the end thereof, or for a tern of nine months, or longer, at any period of the war on the continental establishment, and every commissioned officer, noncommissioned officer, mariner or marine, who served at the same time, and for a like term, in the naval service of the United States, who is yet a resident citizen of the United States, is, or hereafter, by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, shall be in need of assistance from his country for support, and shall have substantiated his claim to a pension in the manner hereinafter directed, shall receive a pension from the United States. 'e il T
A motion was made by Mr. Edwards, further to amend the said amendment by striking out the words on the continental establishment. T
clien And the question being taken thereon; It was determined in the negative. S Yeas.....................60,
" Nays...................93. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Barbour, Va.. Mr. Bryan,