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for erecting additional buildings for the accommodation of the Ex-ecutive Departments.

Mr. Butler, from the committee appointed on the petition of major general John Stark, by leave of the House, reported a bih for the relief of the said major general John Stark, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the causes of the frequent failure of the mails, between the other cities of the United States, and New Orleans; and that they further inquire into the expediency of having the mails to, and from, New Orleans, conveyed is covered carriages.

On motion of Mr. Walker, of Kentucky. Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Bolling Green in Kentucky, by Sparta, in Logan county, to Nashville, in Tennessee.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole, to which is cominitted the report of the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, on the petition of Henry King, be discharged from the consideration thereof.

The House then took up the said report, and a motion was made by Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, that the report be referred to the committee who made it, with instructions to report a “ bill authorizing the accounting officers of the War Department, to settle the claim of Henry King upon just and equitable principles."

And the question being taken thereon;
It passed in the affirmative.

In pursuance of notice given on the 7th instant, Mr. Johnson, of Kentncky, asked, and obtained leave to bring in a bill authorizing the people of the Michigan territory to send a delegate to Congress; and,

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Mr. Poindexter, and Mr. Hendricks, were appointed a committee to prepare, and bring in the same.

An engrossed resolution fixing the time for the adjournment of the first session of the fifteenth Congress," was read the third time; and the question was stated, shall it pass? when,

A motion was made by Mr. Poindexter, to postpone the same until Monday next; which motion was rejected by the House.

Mr. Forsyth then moved that the said resolution be postponed until the first Monday in April next; which was also rejected by the House.

The question was then taken, shall the said resolution pass!

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S Yeas.............101,
And passed in the affirmative.

| Nays...............46. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present;

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

Mr. Hall, N. C. Mr. Rich,
Adams,
Hasbrouck,

Richards,
Allen, Vt.
Hendricks,

Robertson, Ken.
Anderson, Ken.
Hiester,

Ruggles,
Austin,
Hitchcock,

Sampson,
Ball,

Schuyler,
Barbour, Va.
Holmes, Mass.

Scudder,
Bateman,
Holmes, Con.

Settle,
Beecher,
Hubbard,

Seybert,
Bellinger,
Irving, N.Y.

Sherwood,
Bloomfield,
Johnson, Ken.

Slocumb,
Boss,
Lawyer,

Bal. Smith,
Bryan,
Livermore,

J. 8. Smith,
Burwell,
M'Lane,

Spencer,
Butler,
W.P. Maclay,

Stewart, N.C.
Campbell,
Marr,

Strong,
Clagett,

Mason, Mass.
Claiborne,
Mason, R. I.

Taylor,
Cobb,
Merrill,

Tompkins,
Colston,
Mills,

Townsend,
Comstock,
Morton,

Trimble,
Cook,
Murray,

Tucker, S. C
Cruger,
H. Nelson,

'Tyler,
Cushman,
'T. M. Nelson,

Upham,
Darlington,
Ogden,

Walker, Ken.
Desha,
Ogle,

Wallace,
Farle,
Owen,

Wendover,
Edwards,
Patterson,

Whiteside,
Ellicott,
Pawling,

Williams, Con.
Forney,
Pindall,

Williams, N. Y.,
Fuller,
Pleasants,

Williams, N. C.
Porter,

Wilson, Mass.
Garnett,
Quarles,

Wilson, Pen. 101
Hall, Del.

Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Anderson, Pen. Mr. Folger

Mr. Kinsey,
Baldwin,

Forsyth,
Barber, Ohio,
Harrison,

Little,
Bennett,
Herkimer,

Lowndes,
Blount,
Hopkinson,

Middleton,
Crafts,
Huntington,

Moore,
Crawford,
Johnson, Ves

Mumford,
Floyd,
Jones,

Jer. Nelson,

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Mr. Orr,
• Mr. Sawyer,

Mr. Stuart, Md.
Palmer,

Terrell,
Parrott,
Silsbee,

Terry,
Peter,
Simkins,

Tucker, Va.
Poindexter,
S. Smith,

Walker, N.C.
Reed,
Alex. Smyth,

Whitman,
Ringgold,
Speed,

Wilkin.
Savage,

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk carry the said resolution to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

The bill respecting the district courts of the United States, within the state of New York, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, to-morrow,

The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from Richard Bland Lee, Commissioner of Claims, transmitting reports of the facts in the cases of Hannah Davis, Robert Edwards, John King, and the heirs of William Forbes, deceased, all of the state of Vir. ginia, and of Sarah Hall, of the state of Maryland, with the evidence accompanying each, which was referred to the committee of Claims.

The Speaker also laid before the House, a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, stating, that in conformity with the provisions of the act of the 3d of March, 1817, entitled « An act to incorporate the subscribers to certain banks, in the District of Colum, bia, and to prevent the circulation of the notes of unincorporated associations, within the said District;" the president and lirectors of the bank embraced in the said act, have deposited in the Treasury Department, statements of the situation of the said banks on the 1st day of January last, and that from an examination of the said statements, he is of opinion that their concerns have been prudently conducted; that there is no just reason to doubt their solidity, and that there exists no cause of danger, arising from any kind of mismanagement; which letter was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee appointed on that part of the President's message which relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, reported that the committee had made further progress therein, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

Ordered, That the committet of the whole have leave to sit again on the said report.

And then the Thouse adjourned.

TUESDAY, March 10, 1818.

Mr. Terry presi: ind a petition of sundry manufacturers of looking glasses in fi ames, and carvers and gilders on wood, in the United States, praying to the same effect with the petitions of the same description of manufacturers, heretofore presented.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, presented a petition of sundry piano fort makers, and organ builders, of the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, praying that the duties on those articles imported into the United States, may be calculated on the va. lue thereof in this country, instead of the nett cost of the article, at the place of manufacture.

. Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, presented a petition of the mayor, aldermen, and inhabitants of the city of New Orleans, by Samuel C. Young, their agent, praying for a grant of land in favor of the board of Trustees of the charity hospital of said city, for the purposo of enabling them to build and maintain, an addition to said hospital; as also for a grant of land to the trustees of the college of Orleans, equal in value to the lot and building belonging to said college, which have been taken and converted into a courthouse, for the district court of the United States, for the district of Louisiana; and also, that a Lazaretto may be established at the English turn, on the Mississippi territory, for the reception of such mariners, and others, coming from sea, as áre infected with contageous diseases.

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

The Speaker presented a petition of the legislative council, and house of representatives, of the Alabama territory, praying that no part of the said territory may be attached to the state of Missis. sippi.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on the 17th December last, on a memorial of the legislature of the said state of Mississippi, upon the same subject.

On motion of Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, · Ordered, That the petition of Chew & Relf, owners, and representative of owners, of the claim of the marquis de Maison Rouge, presented on the 9th January, 1817, be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Saint Michael, in the territory of Missouri, praying for the establishment of a post route.

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

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

Mr. Lowndes reported a bill directing the payment of certain bills drawn by general Armstrong, in favor of Thomas Morgan; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Lowndes also reported a bill supplementary to an act to provide for the redemption of the public debt, 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 a report on the case of Mottram Ball, transmitted to this House by the Commissioner of Claims, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief Mottram Ball, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. M.Lane, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, reported a bill regulating passenger ships and vessels, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Poindexter, from the committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill for the relief of the legal representatives of the late John Baker, and for the relief of the legal representatives of the late Peter Trouillet, of the Alabama territory; which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. T. M. Nelson, from the committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill regulating the payments to invalid pensioners; wbich was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Forney, from the same committee, reported a bill for the relief of William King, which was read the first and second time and committed to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill for the relief of William Barton,

Mr. Forney also reported a bill for the relief of certain volupteer mounted cavalry, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill for the relief of a company of rangers.

Mr. Bryan, from the select committee appointed on the 230 January last, reported a bill to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks, in the different offices, which was read the first and second time and committeed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, from the select committee appointed on the 27th of January last, upon the subject of the claims of the state of Massachusetts, for expenses incurred in calling out her militia in the late war, made a detailed report upon the subject, which was read; when,

Mr. Mason reported a bill to authorize the settlement and pay. ment of certain claims of the state of Massachusetts; which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, on Friday next.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate bave concurred in the amendments proposed by this House to their amendments to the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army;" and they have passed the bill, entitled “ An act

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