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The fifth mentioned of the said bills, was read the first and sex cond time, and referred to the committee on Military Affairs. .

The last mentioned of the said bills, was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

The resolution from the Senate, “ directing the distribution of the laws of the 14th Congress, among the members of the 15th Congress," was read the third time, and passed as amended.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill in addition to the “ Act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," and to repeal the acts therein mentioned; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the same with amend. ments, which were read, and together with the bill, ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the resolution « authorizing the transportation of certain documents free of postage.”

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “ An act for altering the time for holding the district court for the district of Virginia;” and an enrolled resolution, “ authorizing the transportation of certain documents, free of postage," and had found the same to be truly enrolled; when,

The Speaker signed the said bill and resolution.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee of Elections on the petition of C. Hammond, contesting the election and return of Samuel Herrick, one of the representatives from the state of Ohio; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pleasants 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.

Mr. Speed, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had presented to the President of the United States, the enrolled bill and resolution, the examination of which was this day reported.

And then the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, March 20, 1818.

Ordered, That Mr. Mills bave leave of absence from the service of this House, from this day for the remainder of the session. Mr. Abbott presented a petition of Charles L. Cazeau, for himself and in behalf of the other representatives of Francis Cazeau, deceased, stating, that the moneys granted at the last session of Congress, to the legal representatives of the said Cazcau, late merchant at Montreal, in the British province of Canada, bath beer obtained by fraudulent practices, by a certain Francis Corbaux, jun. late of the city of London, in Great Britain, to the great injury of the rightful heirs of the deceased, and praying the interposition of the General Government, in such manner as will afford the necessary relief to himself and the rest of the said heirs.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Herrick presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Ohio, on behalf of William Stranahan, praying that the said Stranahan may be permitted to change the entry of a tract of land, purchased of the United States, having, by mistake, entered a tract different from that which he intended to enter, and on which he is actually settled.

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

Mr. Sergeant, from the committee of Ways and Means, who were instructed to inquire into the expediency of allowing a drawback upon refined sugar exported from the United States, and to whom was referred a memorial from the merchants and distillers of Boston, praying that a drawback may be allowed upon the exportation of spirits distilled from foreign materials, made a report thereon, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, made a report on the petition of Sampson S. King, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief of Sampson S. King, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrrow.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, from the coinmittee on the Pub. lic Lands, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled « An act allowing additional salary and clerk hire to the surveyor for the Illinois and Missouri territories, and for other purposes," reported the same without amendment.

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

Mr. Robertson also reported the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act to rest, in trust, certain sections of land in the legislature of the state of Ohio," without amendment.

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

Ordered, That the conimittee on the Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Michael Jones, and that it be referred to the committce of Claims.

Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary claims, made a report on the petition of John Delafield, which was read; when,

Mr. Rhea reported a bill for the relief of the said John Delafield, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.

Mr. Rhea, also made a report on the petition of Samuel Burr, which was read; when,

Mr. Rhea reported a bill for the relief of the said Samuel Burr, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.

Mr. Forney, from the committee on Military Affairs, made a report on the petition of Ann Wattles, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw her petition.

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

Ordered, That the resolution of the general assembly of Ma. ryland, respecting the establishment of a naval depot within the said state, laid before this House on the 25th ultimo, be referred to a select committee; and Mr. Smith, of Maryland, Mr. Irving, of N. Y. Mr. Mason, of Rhode Island, Mr. Bassett, Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, Mr. Anderson, of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Simkins were appointed the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Strong, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from South Hadley, through Amherst, West Parish, to Sunderland, all in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate concur in the amendmen: proposed by this House to the resolution - directing the distribution of the laws of the 14th Congress, among the members of the fifteenth Con. gress;" as also, in the amendment to the resolution “ directing the publication and distribution of the journal and proceedings of the convention which formed the present Constitution of the United States." And then he withdrew.

On motion of Mr. Speed, Resolved, That the committee on the Public Lands be directed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the indorsement on each patent for military bounty land, the surveyor's de

scription of the soil, timber, &c. of the lot conveyed by such patent.

On motion of Mr. Spencer, Resolved, That the committee of Accounts be instructed to inquire into, and report to this House, the reason of the delay in laying on the tables of the members, the President's message of the 14th of March, 1818, with the accompanying documents.

Resolved, That the same committee be directed to inquire into, and report to this House, the reason why the Register of the officers of the United States, has not been delivered to the members of this House.

On motion of Mr. Sergeant, : Resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby requested, to lay before this House, if not inconsistent with the public interest, any communications made to the Department of State, relating to the occupation of Amelia Island, not here. tofore communicated to Congress.

Mr. Seargent, and Mr. Middleton, were appointed a committee to present the said resolution to the President of the United States.

On Motion of Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, Resolved, That the committee on Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning be instructed to inquire into the propriety of authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe, on behalf of the United, for five thousand shares in the capital stock of the Kentucky Ohio Canal Company.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee of Elections on the petition of C. Hammond, contesting the election and return of Samuel Herrick, one of the representatives from the state of Ohio; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland reported the resolution contained in the said report, with an amendment, and asked leave for the committee to sit again on the residue of the orders committed to them.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole have leave to sit again on the residue of the said orders. .

The said resolution as proposed by the committee of Elections, is as follows:

Resolved, That Samuel Herrick is entitled to a seat in this House.

The resolution as amended by the committee of the whole, is as follows:

Resolved, That Samuel Herrick is not entitled to a seat in this House.

The question was taken, will the House concur in the amendment proposed by the committee of the whole, in inserting the word not in the said resolution?

5 Yeas...............74, And determined in the negative,

| Nays...............77. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present;

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

Mr. Holmes, Con. Mr. Schuyler,
Adams,
Hopkinson,

Sergeant,
Allen, Mass.
Huntington,

Seybert,
Anderson, Ken. Irving, N.Y.

Sherwood,
Austin,
Johnson, Va.

Simkins,
Ball,
Little,

Slocumb,
Babour, Va.
Lowndes,

S. Smith,
Bateman,
M'Lane,

Bal. Smith,
Bayley,
Marr,

J. S. Smith,
Beecher,
Mason, R. I.

Speed,
Bellinger,
Middleton,

Stewart, N. C.
Bennett,
Jer. Nelson,

Terrell,
Burwell,
H. Nelson,

Terry,
Claiborne,
Owen,

Tompkins,
Cook,
Pawling,

Tucker, Va.
Crawford,
Peter,

Tucker, S. C
Cushman,
Pindall,

Walker, Ken.
Darlington,
Pleasants,

Wendover,
Edwards,
Reed,

Westerlo,
Ervin, S. C.
Rhea,

Whiteside,
Floyd,

Williams, Con.
Forney,
Richards,

Williams, N. Y.
Forsyth,

Robertson, Loua Williams, N.C.
Garnett,
Ruggles,

Wilson, Mass. 74
Sawyer,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Allen, Vt. Mr. Crafts,

Mr. Holmes, Mass.
Anderson, Pen. Cruger,

Hubbard,
Baldwin,
Culbreth,

Hunter,
Barber, Ohio,
Desha,

Johnson, Ken.
Bassett,
Earle,

Jones,
Bloomfield,
Ellicott,

Kinsey,
Blount,
Folger

Kirtland,
Boden,
Gage,

Lawyer,
Boss,

Hale,
Butler,
Hall, Del.

Livermore,
Campbell,
Harrison,

W.P. Maclay,
Clagett,

Hasbrouck, . M'Coy,
Cobb,
Herkimer,

Marchand,
Comstock,
Hitchcock,

Mason, Mass

Rice,

Hogg,

Linn,

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