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warrants have issued, and extra pay been allowed, subsequent to the 3d of March. 1817, under the act, entitled " An act granting bounty in lands, and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers,” and the acts supplementary thereto, together with the names of the agents or attorneys, to whom said land warrants were delivered, and the money paid, particularly noting such, if any, as were, or are connected with the public offices; and also to state, whether any, and if any, what information he may have received, relative to impositions practised on claimants, by persons pretending to be agents, authorized by the government.

Mr. Wendover submitted the following, which was read and ordered to lie on the table for one day:

Resolved, That the standing rules of this House be so amended that not more than

bills shall be coinmitted to the same committee of the whole House; and that such bills shall be analogous in their nature; which analogy shall be determined by the Speaker.

On motion of Mr. Campbell, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of allowing further time for the ollicers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, their þeirs or assigns entitled to bounty lands, within the tract reserved by the state of Virginia, between the little Miami and Sciota river's, to complete their locations, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; and,

Mr. Campbell, Mr. Garnett, and Mr. Smyth, of Georgia, was appointed the said committee.

On motion of Mr. Pindall, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Tyler court house to Sistersville.

On motion of Mr. New, Resolved, That the committee on Post Offices and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Hopkinsville in Kentucky, by William's and Boyd's Landing, to Long Creek, in the county of Caldwell.

Op motion of Mr. Herbert, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury, be directed to lay before this House, a statement of the amount of receipts into the Treasury, from imposts, internal taxes, and other sources of revenue within the District of Columbia, specifying the sum received in each year, since the assumption of the jurisdiction by Congress in 1301; also a statement of the amount of registered tonnage, employed in the carriage of goods, wares, and merchandise, in the foreign and coasting trade of the district.

On motion of Mr. Silsbee, Resolved, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so.amending the laws making appropriations for the establishment of custom houses, which are now confined to principal districts; as to authorize the application of such appropriations as have already been, or may hereafter be, made to any district within the United States, where the Secretary of the Treasury shall think such establishments will best promote the public interest.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole on the bill authorizing the commutation of soldiers' bounty lands; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett reported the same with amendments, and asked leave for the committee of the whole to sit again on the residue of the subjects to them committed.

Ordered, That the comittee of the whole have leave to sit again on the residue of the said order, and that the said bill and amendments lie on the table.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Landon Carter," was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole on Tuesday next.

On motion of Mr. Moore, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Youngstown in the county of Trumbull, in the state of Ohio, to the town of New Bedford, in the county of Mercer in the state of Pennsylvania.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of Noah Miller; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the same with an amendment, which was read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time on Monday next.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill providing for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revo. lutionary army; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. H. Nelson reported that the committee had made some progress in the said bill, 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.

On motion of Mr. Comstock, Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it will adjourn to meet on Monday next.

And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, December 22, 1817.

Another member to wit: from Pennsylvania, Alexander Ogle, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seal: the oath to support the constitution of the United States, being first administered to him by the Speaker.

Mr. Upham presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Sanbornton, Northfield, Gilmanton, Barnstead, Alton, and Newderham, praying for the establishment of a post road.

Mr. Sampson presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Plymouth county, in Massachusetts, also praying for the establishment of a post route.

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

Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of John Simpson.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition of Abijah M.Clain.
Mr. Pindall presented a petition of Thomas Mills.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of John Halfpenny, which petitions respectively pray for pensions.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Orr, Ordered, That the petition of Hugh Mulloy, presented on the 31st of May, 1813, be referred to the same committee.

Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, presented petitions from manufacturers, of cotton and woollen goods, in Waltham, Dedham, Brunswick, Lancaster and West Boylston, in the state of Massachusetts, praying that further aid and encouragement, may be granted to domestic manufactures.

Mr. Storrs presented a similar petition from sundry inhabitants of Oneida county, in the state of New York.

Mr. Westerlo, Mr. Southard, Mr. Hall, of Delaware and Mr. Bassett, respectively presented petitions from sundry manufacturers of iron, praying that additional duties may be imposed on pig iron, bar iron and castings, imported into the United States,

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

Mr. Porter presented a petition of Matthew Cadwell, praying to be relieved from the payment of bonds, given to secure the duty on the distillery of a certain Edward Barnham, in which bonds, the petitioner is surety, in consequence of the said Barnham's having absconded, without availing himself of the privilege granted him, to use the distillery aforesaid.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented an application of sundry persons, neighbors of a certain Solomon Belews, stating the inability of the said Belews, to pay the duties on his distillery, owing to extreme cold weather and misfortunes which befell him, and soliciting the remission of the said duties.

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

Mr. Hopkinson presented a petition of the surviving officers of the Pennsylvania line, of the revolutionary army, praying that the whole amount of the half pay, secured to the officers of the said

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army, by a resolution of Congress, may be granted to them, with a deduction of the commutation thereof, for five years

full Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on so much of the President's message, as relates to the surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army.

Mr. Hopkinson, also presented a petition of the Chamber of Commerce, of the city of Philadelphia, praying for the establishment of an uniform system of bankruptcy, which was referred to the committee of the whole, on the bill for that purpose.

Mr. Sergent presented a petition of Elisha Gordon, praying to be paid a loan office certificate, issued to his mother in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Pindall presented a petition of the officers of a volunteer troop of cavalry, attached to the 4th regiment of Virginia militia in the county of Ohio, praying to be reimbursed the amount of their expenditure which they were compelled to incur in the discharge of their duties.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, presented a petition of Joseph M.Neil a petition of Barthelemy Duverge, a petition of John Pellet, and a petition of Pierre Dennis De La Ronde, respectively praying compensation for damages committed on their landed estates and other property, by the American and British armies during the military operations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, in the months of December, 1814, and January, 1815.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Claims,

Mr. Tyler presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Virginia, a copy of that presented on the 9th instant, by Mr. Ballard Smith, which was referred to the committee on that part of the President's message which relates to roads, canals, and seminaries of learning.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, presented a petition of Edmund Dana, on behalf of himself and others, praying to be permitted to purchase, in one entire tract, a large quantity of public land, the payments for which to be extended beyond the usual terms of credit, on which they propose to settle a large number of respectable families from the middle and castern states.

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

Mr. Harrison presented a petition of Thomas Martin, praying that further compensation may be granted to him, for services as an oflicer in the revolutionary army.

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

War.

Mr. Hendricks presented a petition of a company of rangers, commanded by Captain James Biggar', praying further compensation for services rendered by the said company, in the late war with: Great Britain.

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

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Marthasville, in the county of Saint Charles, in the territory of Missouri, praying that an academy may be established in said town, and that the section of land reserved for the use of schools, may be vested in trustees with power to sell a part thereof to be applied in the erection of the necessary buildings, which was referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Scott also presented a petition of Reuben Norman, and a petition of John Rodney, respectively praying a confimation of their titles to lands in the territory of Missouri.

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

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made reports on the petitions of William Clement and Rufus Deland, which were read, and the resolutions therein contained, were severally concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition of William Clement, ought not to be granted.

Resolved, That the committee of Claims, to whom was referred, the petition of Rufus Deland, of the state of Vermont, be dig. charged from the further consideration of the same, and that the petition with the accompanying documents, be referred to the Department of War.

Mr. Plesants, from the committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the petition of Catharine Young, which was read, and the resolution therein contained, was concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That it would be inexpedient to grant the prayer of the petition.

Mr. Cobb, from the committee appointed to inquire into the claims of certain detachments of the militia of Georgia, for services performed in the years 1793 and 1794, made a detailed report, which was read: when,

Mr. Cobb, reported a bill for the payment of certain militia claims, of the state of Georgia, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole, on Tuesday the 30th instant.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee appointed on the 15th instant, on the subject, reported a bill, by which the right of citizenship, may be relinquished, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House, a report of the Secretary of State, in obedience to a resolution of the 16th instant, concerning the accounts of M. M, Noah, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. message in writing, was received from the President of the

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