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A motion was made by Mr. M.Coy, further to amend the said amendment by striking out nine months, and inserting three years; which motion was also rejected by the House.
Mr. Austin moved to amend the second section of the amendments proposed by the Senate, by inserting after the words common enemy, at the end of the 13th line of the said second section of the amendments, these words: and who is in reduced circumstances in life; which motion was rejected by the House.
The said amendments were then amended at the Clerk's table;
The House again resumed the consideration of the bill for the payment of certain militia claims of the state of Georgia.
And the said bill being amended;
Mr. Cobb moved further to amend the same by filling the blank therein, with the sum of $109,130 65;
And the question being taken thereon;
The question was then taken, shall the bill be engrossed and read a third time?
Nays..............90. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present;
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. H. Nelson,
T. M. Nelson,
Mr. Williams, N. C.
Mr. Tucker, S. C. Mr. Walker, Ken.
Those who voted in the negative, are
FRIDAY, March 6, 1818.
Mr. Butler presented a petition of John Stark, a major general in the revolutionary army, representing his necessitous circumstances, and praying that the bounty of the national government may be extended to him in the decline of his days, in consideration of his faithful services in the defence of his country; which was referred to a select committee; and,
Mr. Butler, Mr. Rich, Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Livermore, Mr. Hopkinson, and Mr. Mills, were appointed the said committee,
Mr. Morton presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of tacks and brads, praying that a duty of ten cents per pound may be imposed on those articles imported into the United States.
Mr. Kinsey presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the town of Patterson and its vicinity, in the state of New Jersey, praying that additional duties may be imposed on rolled iron, and cut nails imported into the United States.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.
Mr. Pawling presented a petition of John Brickel, praying for the remission of a part of the duties imposed on the distillery of a certain Johan Hain, for which the petitioner is bound as surety, as the said distillery was seized and sold under an execution against said Hain, before the expiration of the license, and the purchaser refused to received a transfer thereof.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. Johnson of Kentucky, presented a petition of Henry Roberts, praying compensation for services as an officer in the revolutionary arny.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.
The Speaker presented a petition of the general assembly of the state of Ohio, praying that a road may be laid out and made, at the expense of the United States, from the settlements in the said state, to those in the territory of Michigan, previous to the sale of the land through which said road may be made.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the report of the committee appointed on so much of the President's message as relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning.
Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Thomas H. Baird and others, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Augh Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill to alter the time of holding the circuit court in the southern district of New York, and for other purposes; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third tiine, to-inorrow.
Mr. Nelson also reported a bill altering the time for holding a session of the district court in the District of Maine; which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, to-morrow.
Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of John King, and Joseph Shankland, which was read, and the resolution there in contained was concurred in by the House, as follows:
Resolved!, That the prayer of the petitioners be rejected.
Mr. Williams also made an unfavorable report on the petition of Phebe Moore, which was read and committed to a commitiee of the whole, on Monday next.
Mr. Williams also made an unfavorable report on the case of William Henderson, transmitted to this House by the Commissioner of Claims, which was read and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.
Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petitions of John Hamilton, and John Heddinger, and that they be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.
Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs, be discharged from a further consideration of the petitions of Samuel Jackson, and Brintnel Robbins, and that the former be referred to the committee on the Public Lands, and the latter to the Secretary of War.
On motion of Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, Resolved, That the committee on Military Affairs, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the proper accounting officers of the War Department to credit and settle the accounts of Harold Smyth, late a captain by brevet in the army of the United States, and quartermaster at fort M•Henry, in such manner, and upon such terms, as shall be equitable and just.
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 the city of Raleigh, in North Carolina, by Delks, to Hillsborough.
On motion of Mr. Harrison, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing in some convenient situation in one of the western states, a branch of the General Post Office, for the purpose of making contracts for the conveyance of the mail, and to correct abuses in that Department.
On motion of Mr. Baldwin, Resolved, That the committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for allowing to any person or persons, who will purchase any portion of the public lands, not less than one entire township, at two dollars an acre, bearing interest from the date of the purchase, an extended credit, beyond the time allowed to purchasers under the existing laws.
Mr. Claiborne submitted the following resolution, which was read and ordered to lie on the table:
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before this House, a statement of the expenses incurred under the 4th, 6th, and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, specifying the items of expenditure in relation to each.