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And on the question, shall the said resolution pass?

Yeas....................84.
It passed in the affirmative,

Nays....................63. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

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

Mr. Quarles,
Anderson, Ken. Huntington,

Ringgold,
Austin,
Ingham,

Robertson, Ken.
Baldwin,
Irving, N. Y.

Robertson, Lou.
Barbour, Va.
Johnson, Ken.

Ross,
Bayley,
Jones,

Ruggles,
Bloomfield,
Kinsey,

Sawyer,
Bryan,
Lewis,

Scudder,
Burwell,
Little,

Sergeant,
Cobb,
Lowndes,

Seybert,
Colston,
Mason, Mass.

Shaw,
Cook,
Mercer,

Sherwood,
Crawford,
Miller,

Silsbee,
Cruger,
Moseley,

S. Smith,
Culbreth,
Mumford,

Bal. Smith,
Cushman,
Jer. Nelson,

Alex. Smyth,
Darlington,
H. Nelson,

J. S. Smith,
Earle,
Nesbitt,

Spangler,
Edwards,
Newton,

Spencer,
Ellicott,
Orr,

Storrs,
Forney,
Owen,

Strother,
Forsyth,
Palmer,

Tallmadge,
Goodwyn,
Parrott,

Taylor,
Harrison,
Pawling,

Terrell,
Hasbrouck,
Peter,

Terry,
Hendricks,
Pleasants,

Walker, N.C.
Holmes, Con.
Poindexter,

Westerlo,
Hopkinson,
Porter,

Wilkin.

84
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Adams,
Mr. Clagett,

Mr. Hogg,
Allen, Vt.
Comstock,

Holmes, Mass.
Anderson, Pen. Crafts,

Hunter,
Ball,
Desha,

Johnson, Va.
Bassett,
Drake,

Kirtland,
Bateman,
Folger,

Lawyer,
Beecher,
Gage,

Linn,
Bellinger,
Hale,

Livermore,
Bennett,
Hall, Del.

W.P. Maclay,
Boden,
Hall, N. c.

M.Coy,
Boss,
Herkimer,

Marchand,
Butler,
Herrick,

Merrill,
Campbell,
Hitchcock,

Moore,

Mr. Morton,
Mr. Richards,

Mr. Tucker, S. C.
Murray,
Sampson,

Upham,
Ogle,
Settle,

Wallace,
Parris,
Slocumb,

Wendover,
Patterson,
Southard,

Whitman,
Pindall,
Strong,

Williams, Con.
Rhea,
'Tarr,

Williams, N.Y.
Rich,
Tompkins,

Wilson, Pen. 63 Ordered, That the title be “ A resolution providing a temporary adjournment of Congress;" and that the Clerk carry the said resolution to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the Joint Committee, for Enrolled Bills, reported, that the committee did this day present to the President of the United States, the enrolled bill and resolutions, the examination of which was reported yesterday.

And then tlic House adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, December 24, 1816.

Mr. 'Silsbee presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Salem, and the adjoining towns, in the state of Massachusetts, praying for the establishment of an uniforin system of bankruptcy; which was referred to the committee of the whole, on the bill for that purpose.

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of sundry surviving officers of the revolutionary army, praying to the same effect with the petition of the oficers of the Pennsylvania line, of the said army, presented on the ed instant.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committco appointod on so much of the President's message, are relates to the surviving oflicers and soldiers of the revolutionary army.

Mr. Darlington presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of iron, in the county of Chester, and state of Pennsylvania, praying that additional duties may be imposed on pig iron, bar iron, and castings, imported into the United States.

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

Mr. Tarr presented a petition of Joseph Gwyne, praying compensation for his services as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

The Speaker presented a petition of Henry King, praying compensation for supplies furnished, and for services rendered as an Officer in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Jeremiah Bettes, jr. praying that the pension heretofore granted to him may be increased.

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

On motion of Mr. Herbert,

Ordered, That the petition of Robert Sewall, presented on the 12th December, 1816, be referred to Richard Bland Lee, Commissioner of Claims, under the act of 9th April, 1816.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Charles W. Hunter, praying for a confirmation of his claim to a tract of land in the Territory of Missouri.

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

Mr. M.Coy presented a petition of William Santeer, praying compensation for a horse lost in the public service, during the late war with Great Britain.

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

The Speaker laid before the House, a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petition of John Bate; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the resolution - Pro. viding a temporary adjournment of Congress;" and they have received official information, that the President of the United States, did, on the 23d instant, approve and sign “ A resolution authorizing the distribution of certain documents.” And then he withdrew.

An engrossed bill, entitled “ An act to provide for certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army,” was read the third time, and being on its passage,

Mr. Lowndes moved to recommit the bill to a committee of the whole house, with instructions,

To limit the benefits of the act to soldiers who were enlisted for a term of three years, or for the war, and who did not desert; and to officers who continued in the service of the United States, to the conclusion of the war in 1783, or were left out of the service, in consequence of disability, or in consequence of some derangement of the

The question being stated, on thus recommitting the bill;

Mr. Edwards moved to amend the said instructions, by striking out the words three years," and to insert in lieu thereof the words “ one year;"

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

A division of the question being called for; it was taken on recommitting the bill,

And was determined in the negative.
The question was then taken on the passage of the bill,
And passed in the affirmative.

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

On motion of Mr. Drake,

army.

Resolved, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting bounties to manufacturers, who manufacture a given number of yards of woollen and cotton cloths of a certain width; and that a permanent fund be appropriated for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Alexander Smyth, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a Post Road from Danville to the Lead Mines in Virginia.

On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the comınittee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of altering the Post Route, from Sumpterville to Columbia, in South Carolina.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Joseph Jones Monroe, his secretary, notifying the House that the President did on the 23d instant, approve and sign,

An act to abolish the internal duties, and a resolution directing the distribution of certain public documents.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill to remit the duty on a painting, pressented to the Pennsylvania Hospital; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read a third time to-day:

The said bill being engrossed, was accordingly read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the title be, “An act to remit the duty on a painting, presented to the Pennsylvania Hospital," and that the Clerk carry the said bill to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill for the relief of Samuel Aikman: on the bill for the relief of Joel Earwood; and on the bill making provision for the establishment, of additional land offices, in the territory of Missouri; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bassett, reported the said bills without aniendi

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill in addition to the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Thompson;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Wilkin reported the same without amendment.

Ordered, That the said bill lie on the table.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of the heirs of Landon Carter, deceased;" and after some time spent therein,

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the same without amendment.

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

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill, by which the right of citizenship was relinquished; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Alexander Smyth, reported that the committee had made some 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.

The House took up the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, of this date, on the petition of John Bate, and referred the same to the committee of Claims.

And then the House adjourned till Monday next. 1

MONDAY, December 29, 1817.

Mr. Shaw presented a petition of Edmund Foster, praying for a pension.

Mr. Parris presented a petition of Thomas Webster, also praying for a pension.

Mr. Huntington presented a petition of Robert Niles, praying to be indemnified for losses he sustained, while in public employ, during the revolutionary war, occasioned by the depreciation of the

paper medium then in use, and by the nonsulfillment of the engagements, entered into with him by the public agents.

Mr. Wendover presented a petition of Daniel Moss, praying for the renewal of a land warrant issued for services in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Ballard Smith presented a petition of Samuel Allen, praying compensation for services as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

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

Mr. Orr presented a petition of sundry merchants of Bath, in the district of Maine, praying that the port of Bath, may be established as a port of entry, for vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and places beyond the same.

Mr. Irving, of New York, presented a petition of Allen Clark, stating, that owing to a mistake in his entry at the custom house, he is unable to obtain, the drawback on a quantity of merchandize, which he exported from the port of New York.

Mr. Storrs presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Oneida county, in the state of New York, praying that further measures may be adopted, for the protection and encouragement of domestic manufactures,

Mr. Tallmadge, Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Bassett, respectively presented petitions from inhabitants of New York, Pennsylvania

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