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Mr. Ogden presented a petition of Samuel F. Hooker, praying compensation for a quantity of wood and other property taken from him for the use of the army, in the year 1814.

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

On motion of Mr. Scott, Ordered, That the petition of Gregoire Sarpy, presented on the 19th June, 1813, be also referred to the committee of Claims.

Mr. Ogden presented a petition of sundry merchants and other inhabitants on the Saint Lawrence, and Ontario frontier, in the state of New York, 'praying that the acts regulating the entrance and clearance of vessels, and the fees of the customhouse officers, on the said frontier, may be so amended as to correspond with the regulations established on the Atlantic Coast.

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

Mr. Hendricks presented a petition of Jonathan D. Essary, praying permission to change the location of a tract of land, purchased from the United States, having entered a tract different from that on which he is located.

"Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Hendricks presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Jefferson and New Switzerland, in the state of Indiana, 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.

On motion of Mr. Rhea, Ordered, That the petition of Francis Henderson and family, heirs and representatives of John Laurens, deceased, presented on the 6th February, 1817, be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, from the committee on the Public Lands, made reports on the petitions of sundry inhabitants of Ohio, and Indiana, for a land office at Greenville; of Samuel Jackson, Valentine Haffner, and of James Brown, 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.

Ordered, That the committee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of William Smith and Francis Preston, and that they be referred to the committee appointed on the 17th December last, concerning the extinguishment of the Indian title to certain military bounty lands, in the state of Kentucky.

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill relating to duties on foreign merchandise, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Lowndes also reported a bill providing for the deposite of wines and distilled spirits in public warehouses, which was read the first and second time and committed to the committee of the whole on the bill supplementary to an act, entitled an act regulating the collection of duties on imports and tonnage, passed 2d of March, 1799.

Mr. Lowndes, from the same committee, who were instructed by a resolution of the 4th ultimo, directing an inquiry into the legality of transfers of public debt, made to the Bank of the United States, to secure the payment of loans made to them, made a report, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the report made yesterday by the committee on that part of the President's message which relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning, upon the subject of the Cumberland Road, be recommitted to the said committee; and that Mr. Westerlo, and Mr. Tarr, be added thereto in the places of Mr. Ingham and Mr. Storrs, who are absent on leave.

On motion of Mr. Rhea, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Rogersville, in Hawkins County, in East Tennessee, by M.Cann's store, and Blackwater salt works, to Lee courthouse, being distant about forty-six miles.

Mr. Floyd, from the committee appointed to present to the President of the United States, a resolution of the 10th instant, reported that the committee had performed that service, and that the President answered that he would attend to the request contained in the resolution.

Ordered, That the resolution submitted by Mr. Poindexter on the 10th instant, to fix the hour of meeting at 10 o'clock in the morning, and which was undecided yesterday at the time of adjournment, do lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Secretary of War, transmiting, in obedience to a resolution of the 6th ultimo, a statement of balances now due, respectively, from such persons, now, or heretofore acting in the quartermaster's and paymaster's departments, whose accounts have not been settled for the period of more than one year previous to the 27th December last; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker also laid before the House, a report of the Secretary of War, on the petition of Thomas Williams, of the Iroquois tribe of Indians, referred to him on the 13th of January, 1816, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker also laid before the House another report of the Secretary of War', made in conformity to the act of 10th April, 1806, “ to provide for persons disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war," which was referred to the committee on Pensionsion and Revolutionary Claims.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee 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 committee of the whole have leave to sit again on the said report: And then the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, March 13, 1818. . Mr. Williams, of New York, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Otsego, in the state of New York, concerned in the manufacture of cotton and woollen goods, praying that such measures may be adopted, for the further protection and encouragement of American manufactures, as will enable the manufacturers to continue their operations.

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of tacks, in and near the city of Philadelphia, praying that additional duties may be imposed on tacks imported into the United States.

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

On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Ordered, That the petition of Samuel Cheney, presented on the 22d of February, 1817, be referred to the Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Hitchcock presented a petition of Quintus F. Atkins, late a lieutenant in the army of the United States, praying to be reimbursed the moneys paid by him for the services, clothing, and rations for his servant, while in the capacity aforesaid.

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

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Lewis Courtois, praying that his title to a tract of land in the territory of Missouri, may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Hugh Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, made reports on the petitions of Rowland Clapp and Selah Hill, of William Handy, of Christopher Hoxie, of Eliza Webb, and of Richard Claiborne, which were read, and the resolutions therein contained were concurred in by the flouse, as follows, viz:

Resolved, That the petitioners, respectively, have leave to withdraw their petitions.

Mr. Nelson also made an unfavorable report on the petition of Thomas Witherspoon, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of John R. Williams, 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 be granted.

Mr. Williams also made unfavorable reports on the petitions of James Hicks and Henry Waller, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williams also made a report on the petition of Henry Davis, which was read; when,

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

Mr. Williams also made a report on the case of Thaddeus Mayhew, transmitted to this House by the Commissioner of Claims, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief of the said Thaddeus Mayhew, which was read the first and second time, and come mitted to a committee of the whole, to-morrow,

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Jane Park and others, and that it be referred to the committee on Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures be discharged from a further consideration of the resolution of the ed ultimo, respecting the clearance of vessels in the district of Edgartown, and that it be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Forney, from the committee on Military Affairs, made a report on the petition of Sarah Smith, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the House, as fol. lows, viz:

Resolved, That there exists no necessity for any legislative interference in her behalf.

Mr. Forney also made a report on the petition of sundry inhabitants of Hampshire county, in the state of Massachusetts, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the House, as follows:

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

Ordered, That the committee on Military Affairs be discharge ed from the further consideration of the petition of Elizabeth Ea. ton, and that she bave leave to withdraw the same; and that they be also discharged from a further consideration of the resolution in behalf of the widow and children of John Harman, deceased, and that it lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Robert Ramsay, and Thomas Shield, and that the former be referred to the Secretary of Navy, and that the latter have leave to withdraw his petition.

Ordered, That the said committee be also discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Margaret Arundel, and the resolution in behalf of the widow of the late captain James Law. rence, and that they be referred to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act in addition to an act giving pensions to the widows and orphans of persons slain in the public and private armed vessels of the United States."

Ordered, That Samuel Jackson have leave to withdraw his petition and documents.

Ordered, That the report of the committee of Claims on the petition of Derick Van Vighten, be recommitted to the said committee.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have received official information that the President of the United States did, on the 9th instant, ap. prove and sign,

An act concerning the district of Brunswick, in the state of Georgia;

An act to authorize certain purchasers of public land to withdraw their entries and transfer the moneys paid thereon;

An act supplementary to the act entitled “ An act further ex. tending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes;" and,

A resolution relative to the distribution of the late edition of the land laws.

The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “An act extending the time for obtaining military land warrants, in certain cases;" also, the bill, entitled * An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and of the clerks employed in their offices; and the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for delivering up persons held to labor or service in any of the states or territories, who shall escape into any other state or territory," with amendments to each; in which bill and amend. ments, they ask the concurrence of this House.

And then he withdrew.

The bill from the Senate was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on Military Affairs,

The amendments to the first mentioned bill of this House were read, and referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

The amendments to the last mentioned bill were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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