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“ Resolved that the said John Anderson be discharged from the custody of the sergeant-at-arms."

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

The question was then taken on the resolution submitted by Mr. Forsyth as amended;

And passed in the affirmative.

John Anderson then appeared at the bar of the House, and was, in pursuance of the resolution adopted for that purpose, reprimanded by the Speaker and discharged from the custody of the sergeantat-arms.

And on motion of Mr. Harrison.

Ordered, That when the House adjourns it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next.

And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, January 19, 1818. Mr. Fuller presented a petition of Mehetable Seger, widow of Ebenezer Seger, deceased, a soldier in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Fuller also presented a petition of Hannah Leighton, formerly the wife of captain Isaac Davis who was killed in battle in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Storrs presented a petition of Harry Blodget.
Mr. Burwell presented a petition of Charles Stockton.

Mr. Cobb presented a petition of Nathan Formby; which petitions respectively pray for pensions.

Mr. Mason, of Rhode Island, presented a petition of John Viol, a gunner's wate in the navy during the revolutionary war, praying to be allowed and paid the compensation to which he conceives himself entitled for the time he remained a prisoner of war.

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of Alexander Murray, pray. ing to be paid the ainount due him on a loan oflice certificate issued in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Sergeant also presented a petition of John Keemle, a surgeon's mate in the revolutionary army, praying for a pension, and for the commutation of half pay to which he became entitled in consideration of his services in the capacity aforesaid.

Mr. Speaker presented a petition of Sarah Daggett, the mother and natural guardian of William Earnest, stating that the said William Earnest is a deaf and dumb boy, about 8 years old, and that his father Charles Earnest was killed in the battle of Bladensburg, and praying that provision may be made for the education and maintenance of the said William.

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

Mr. Folger presented a petition of David Hendricks, owner of the fishing vessel called the “ Packet,” praying to be allowed the bounty granted by law to vessels employed in the fisheries, which has been denied him in consequence of the said vessel having been captured while on her voyage by a British cruizer, carried into Halifax, and released, whereby it became impracticable to employ her for the time required by law.

Mr. Folger also presented a similar petition of Salathiel Nickerson, owner of the fishing vessel called the “ Nine Sisters."

Mr. Heister and Mr. Whiteside respectively presented petitions of sundry inhabitants of the state of Pennsylvania, praying that alditional duties may be imposed on bar, pig, and cast iron imported into the United States.

Mr. Tarr presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Brownsvillc, Bridgeport, and other towns in their vicinities in the state of Pennsylvania, praying that further protection and encouragement may be extended to American manufactures.

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

Mr. Mason, of Rhode Island, presented a petition of Stephen Jenks, and others, praying to be allowed additional compensation for four thousand stands of arms furnished by them to the United States under a contract for that purpose, as it has been found that the price for which they agreed to make and deliver the said arms, has not been sufficient to cover the expenses of manufacturing the same.

Mr. Harrison presented a petition of Patrick H. Maddan, stating that he was formerly a British subject and served as a vol. unteer in the army of the United States during the late war, and praying for a grant of land equal in quantity to the lands granted to Canadian volunteers.

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

Mr. Irving, of New York, presented a petition of John G. Bogert, stating that the property of a certain Edward Livingstone lying in the city of New York, was sold in the year 1805, to satisfy judgments obtained by the United States against the said Livingston; that he became the purchaser of certain lots, and paid for the same; and that upon a survey of the property it has been found that no such lots exist, and praying that the money paid by him may be refunded, together with the interest thereon.

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

Mr. Irving, of New York, also presented a petition of Abraham P. Gibson, on behalf of himself and Henry S. Newcomb, praying that their title to certain lands lying in West Florida may be confirmed.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Antoine F. Saugrain, and a petition of Joseph Waller, junior, Leonard Waller, Richard Waller, David Smith, Elijah Randall, John Cox, Samuel Cox, Washington Abernithie, James M. Abernithie and John T. Abernithie respectively praying that their titles to lands in the territory of Missouri, may be confirmed.

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

On motion of Mr. Pindall, Ordered, That the petition of John Malone and others, presented on the 11th November, 1811, and the petition of John Johnson, presented on the 2d December, 1811, be also referred to the said committee on Private Land Claims.

Mr. Wallace presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of York, Cumberland and Dauphin in the state of Pennsylvania; and,

Mr. Pleasants presented a petition of the counties of CumberJand, Powhatan and Goochland, and of the city of Richmond, in the state of Virginia, respectively praying for the establishment of post routes.

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

Mr. Settle presented a petition of John Fields, junior, a deputy collector of internal duties in the state of North Carolina, praying to be exonerated from the payment of a sum of public money of which he was robbed.

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

Mr. Lowndes from the committee of Ways and Means, made a report on the petition of Abraham Richards, 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. Lowndes also made a report on the petition of Gad Worthington, which was read; when,

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

Ordered, That the committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the claim of the representative of the late Caron de Beaumarchais, and that it be referred to the committee of Claims.

Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Benjamin Smith, 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. Rhea, from the same committee, also reported a bill for the relief of Sarah Dewees, relict and widow of William Dewees, deceased, and the heirs and legal representatives of the said William Dewees, wbich was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole on Thursday next.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the Public Lands, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Elizabeth Moyer; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Taylor, from the committee of Elections, made the following report:

“That they have examined the certificates of election and other credentials of the following members, and find them sufficient to entitle them to seats in this House, to wit:

From the state of Rhode Island, James B. Mason.
From the state of South Carolina, William Lowndes.”

Ordered, That the committee of Elections be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Armistead T. Mason, contesting the election of Charles F. Mercer; and that he have leave to withdraw the same.

The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement of the exports of the United States, during the year ending on the 30th September, 1817; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Newton, Resolved, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of erecting a light house, at Wind Mill Point, on the Chesapeake Bay.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, Resolved, That the committee on the Public Lands be directed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the state of Ohio, to sell thirty-five sections of land, heretofore granted to the said state, for the support of the Scioto salt works, but which are no longer useful for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Hopkinson, Resolved, That the committee on the Judiciary, be instructed to inquire, what fees have been charged and received by the district attorney, of the southern district for the state of New York, in prosecutions brought by him against retailers of spirits for vending them without license; and also, what fees have been received and charged in the same cases, by the other officers of the United States, in the courts of the United States, in the said southern district of the state of New York, and the said committee have power to send for persons and papers.

On motion of Mr. Strother, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road, along the following route, viz: Beginning at Middleburg, thence by Rectortown, to Oak Hill, thence up Manasseh's road to Front Royal, and froin Front Royal to Stoverstown.

The amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill entitled * An act for the relief of Winslow and Henry Lewis," was read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act allowing compensation to the members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and delegates of territories, and repealing all other laws upon that subject;" was read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the letter from Joseph Watson, laid before this House on the 16th instant, be referred to the committee, appointed on that day, to inquire into the conduct of certain clerks and other oflicers of the general government.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have rejected the bill, entitled - An act in addition to an act, entitled • An act, for the relief of John Thompson."

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill making appropriations for the payment of the arrearages which have been incurred, for the support of the military establishment, previous to the 1st January, 1917, and on the bill making appropriations for the military establishment of the United States for the year 1818; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported the said bills with amendments to the latter:

And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, January 20, 1818.

Mr. Ruggles presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Wal pole, and Franklin, in the county of Norfolk, in the state of Massachusetts, praying for an alteration in an existing post route.

Mr. Ogle presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Somerget coanty, in Pennsylvania, 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.

On motion of Mr. Ruggles, Ordered, That the petition of sundry inhabitants of Foxborough, in Norfolk county, in the state of Massachusetts, presented on the 1st February, 1817, be also referred to the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Ruggles presented a petition of Samuel Blaney.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, presented a petition of Stephen Earnum, respectively praying for pensions.

Mr. Storrs presented a petition of Eli Parsons, praying compensation for services as an officer in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Reed presented a petition of Edward Kain, praying to be allowed and paid the bounty of eighty dollars promised to him at the time of his enlistment, as a soldier in the revolutionary army.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on l'ensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Morton presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of cotton and woollen goods, residing in the county of Bristol, in the state of Massachusetts, praying that further measures may be adopted, for the security and encouragement of the cotton and woollen Danufacturers within the United States.

Mr. Seybert presented a petition of the copper şiniths of the

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