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The last of the said bills, was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

A motion was made by Mr. Poindexter, that the order of the day, for the House again to resolve itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill making appropriations for the support of government, for the year 1818, be postponed until to-morrow.

And the question being taken thereon;
It was determined in the negative.

The House then again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the said bill; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha 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 bill.

And then the House adjourned.

FRIDAY, March 27, 1818.

Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Abner Curtis, praying compensation for his vessel, which was captured by the British in the late war, while conveying a load of shiptimber for the use of the navy of the United States.

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

Mr. Palmer presented a petition of Marinus Francis Durand, barrack master in the army of the United States, praying compensation for his services in the capacity aforesaid, which has been withheld for two years, in consequence of a failure on the part of his superior officers to settle their accounts.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War.

Mr. Palmer also presented a petition of Thomas Chamberlain, praying that the penalty recovered against him for selling spirituous liquors without a license, may be remitted, or that the sale of his property may be postponed until he shall have settled his accounts against the United States, for work done, and supplies furnished the army in the late war with Great Britain, and the amount thereof paid to him.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury,

Mr. Rich, from the committee of Claims, to which was referred two reports of the Commissioner of Claims, containing the reports of the facts in one hundred and fifty-eight cases of applications for payment for property destroyed by the enemy in Buffalo, and its vicinity, on the Niagara frontier, from the 19th December, 1813, and the 1st of January, 1814, both inclusive, made a report thereon, which was read; when,

Mr. Rich reported a bill for the relief of the sufferers on the Niagara frontier, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of Miller & Baker.

Mr.'Williams, of North Carolina, made a favorable report on the petition of George W. Wells, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of major Loring Austin,

Mr. Williams also made a report on the petition of Kenzie & Forsyth, which was read; when,

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

Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Neil M.Coy, 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, and that he have leave to withdraw the papers accompanying his petition,

Mr. Rhea reported a bill for the relief of Cornelia Mason, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow,

Ordered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Alexander Lanier, James Morrow, and Solomon Siesas, and that they be referred to the Secretary of War.

Mr. M.Lane, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, made a report on the petition of Thomas Hutchinson, 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. Beecher, from the committee on the Judiciary, reported their agreement to the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act respecting the district courts of the United States, within the state of New York.”

The said amendments were read, and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Beecher also reported the agreement of the said committee to the amendments proposed by the Senate, to the bill, entitled “ An act to alter the time of holding the circuit court in the southern district of New York, and for other purposes."

Ordered, That the said amendment be committed to a eommittee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Herbert from the committee appointed on the petition of John Darnall, by leave of the House, reported a bill for the relief of the said John Darnall, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Monday next.

Mr. Smith, of North Carolina, submitted the following resolution, which was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, to-morrow:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be instructed to have the act of Congress providing for the surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army, together with such rules as he may think proper to prescribe in relation to said act, printed, and that one copy of said act and rules be transmitted to each of the clerks of the courts of record in the Unitod States, and the territories thereof.

On motion of Mr. Pindall, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of making provision by law, touching the prosecution of petitions of right, and informations of intrusion, in the federal courts, in cases wherein the United States are concerned; and,

Mr. Pindall, Mr. Sergeant, Mr. Cobb, Mr. Adams, and Mr. Tallmadge, were appointed the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Claiborne, Resolved, That the President's message, and accompanying documents, upon the subject of the expenses incurred under the 4th 5th, 6th, and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, be referred to a committee; and that they be instructed to inquire into the nature and causes of said expenses; also, into the principles upon which the commissioners, under the 6th, and 7th articles of said treaty have heretofore proceeded in the execution thereof, and that said committee make a detailed report thereon, for which purpose they shall have power to send for such persons and papers as they may deem necessary; and,

Mr. Claiborne, Mr. Barbour, of Virginia, Mr. Robertson, of Kentucky, Mr. Morton, and Mr. Williams, of Connecticut, were apppointed said committee.

Mr. M.Lane, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, to whom was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled “. An act concerning the bounty or allowance to fishing vessels, in certain ca-es," reported the same without amendinent.

Ordered, That the said bill be read a third time, to-day.
The said bill was, accordingli, read th third time, and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, to wit:

1. An act regulating the staff of the army;

2. An act regulating the fees of public notaries, in the county of Washington, in the District of Columbia;

3. An act to incorporate a are insurance company in the city of Washington;

4. An act to make valid certain acts of the justices of the peace, in the District of Columbia; and,

5. An act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act to authorize the state of Tennessee to issue grants, and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated land within the same," passed the 18th of April, 1806; in which bills they ask the concurrence of this House.

And then he withdrew.

The last mentioned of the said bills was read the first and second time, and ordered to be read a third time, to-day.

The said bill was, accordingly, read the third time, and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The residue of the said bills were, severally, read the first and second time, and the first mentioned thereof, referred to the committee on Millitary Affairs, and the second, third, and fourth, referred to the committee for the District of Columbia.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha 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 bill.

And then the House adjourned.

SATURDAY, March 28, 1818.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills,'reported, that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act for the relief of William Edwards, and John G. Stubbs;

An act for the relief of John Small;

An act allowing additional salary and clerk hire to the surveyor for the Illinois and Missouri territories, and for other purposes;

and,

An act altering the time for holding a 'session of the district court in the District of Maine; and had found the same to be truly enrolled; when,

The Speaker signed the said bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

'The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Richard Bland Lee, Commissioner of Claims, transmitting reports of the facts in the cases of Jacob B. Gilbert, and Asa Fuller, of the state of New York, with the evidence accompanying each, which were referred to the committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Rhea, Resolved, That the message of the President of the United States, of the 18th of January, 1816, recommending the confirmation of certain grants or reservations of land, made by the friendly Creek Indians, to major general Jackson, Benjamin Hawkins, and others, be referred to the committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Rhea, from the comunittee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, reported a bill making provision for the claim of M. Poirey, as secretary and aid de camp, to major general La Fayette, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of whole, on Monday next.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the “ Resolution directing the Secretary for the Department of State, to prepare an index to the acts and resolutions of Congress, after the close of every session;" and they have passed bills of the following titles, to wit:

1. An act for the relief of Michael Hogan;
2. An act for the relief of John G. Bogert; and,

3. An act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government; in which they ask the concurrence of this House.

And then he withdrew.

The said bills were, severally, read the first and second time, and the two former referred to the committee of Claims, and the latter to the committee of Ways and Means.

An engrossed • Resolution directing the printing and distribution of the act to provide for the surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army," was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, that the Clerk carry the said resolution to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

An engrossed bill, entitled " An act concerning the territory of Alabama," was read the third time, and passed.

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

The House again resolved itself into a comunittee of the whole, on the bill making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the said bill with amendments, and asked leave for the committee of the whole to sit again on the remaining orders which have been committed to them.

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

And then the House adjourned.

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