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Mr. Wayne presented a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the state of Pennsylvania;

Mr. Williams, of Virginia, presented a memorial from sundry inhabitants of that state; praying, respectively, that additional duties may be imposed on iron, and on certain manufactures of iron, upon the importation thereof into the United States.

Mr. Breck presented a memorial of sundry inbabitants of the city and county of Philadelphia, praying that measures may be adopted for the encouragement and protection of domestic manufactures, generally.

Mr. Hemphill presented a remonstrance of sundry citizens of the city of Philadelphia, against the imposition of an additional duty on slates, for the roofing of houses.

Mr. Hemphill also presented a memorial of the tallow chandlers and soap boilers, in the city of Philadelphia, in opposition to the memorials of the merchants, and others, of New Bedford and Nantucket, in Massachusetts, engaged in the whale fisheries.

Mr Ingham presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the state of Pennsylvania, entitled " A resolution for the better protection of domestic manufactures."

Mr. Poinsett presented a memorial of the citizens of Charleston, in South Carolina, against the passage of the bill, now pending before this House, to amend the several acts imposing duties on imports; as calculated, in the opinion of the memorialists, most deeply to affect the great interests of the agricultural states, perhaps even to work their speedy and utter ruin.

Mr. Wright presented a resolution adopted by the General Assemby of the state of Ohio, expressive of their opinion, that further aid and more effective measures should be adopted by the Congress of the United States, for the promotion and protection of American manufactures.

Ordered, That the said memorials, petitions, remonstrances, and resolutions, be committed to the committee of the whole House on the state of the Union to which is committed the bill to amend the several acts imposing duties on imports.

Mr. Sharpe presented a petition of Jane Moore, of the state of New York, mother of Thomas Moore, dec'd. late a soldier in the army of the United States, praying for a grant of the bounty in land due for the services of the deceased, in the capacity aforesaid.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Hyacinthe St. Cyr, of the state of Missouri, praying that his title to a tract of land, on the river Missouri, may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Bartlett presented a memorial of Jeremiah Elkins, of the city of Washington, praying for the patronage of Congress in publishing an Index of the documents published by order of Congress, to which is to be appended a documentary history of the United States; which memorial was laid on the table.

Mr. Morgan presented a petition of sundry aliens, residing in the city and county of New York, praying that the laws upon the subject of naturalization may be so amended as to afford greater facilities to foreigners, who may intend to become citizens of the United States.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of sundry citizens of the city of New York, on behalf of the aliens who have signed the petition last presented.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of William Price, of the city of New York, praying to be discharged from imprisonment, without the payment of costs, having been imprisoned upwards of five years at the suit of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Sharpe presented a petition of Hezekiah B. Pierpoint, and Robert Buck, on behalf of the distillers of the county of Kings in the state of New York, praying that certain duties, paid by them on the heads of their stills, may be refunded.

Mr. Kent presented a memorial of the Trustees of the Columbian College in the District of Columbia, praying Congress to grant them a loan of fifty thousand dollars, for the term of ten years, at the rato of six per cent. per annum, payable quarterly.

Mr. Ingham presented a memorial and petition of Elijah Van Syckel, of the city of Philadelphia, stating that he gave bonds to the United States to secure the duties on a large quantity of sugar im ported in 1822, which sugar was immediately thereafter entirely destroyed by fire, together with the building in which said sugar was deposited, and praying that the said bonds may be cancelled, or, that he may have an extension of credit thereon, without interest.

Mr. Lee presented a petition of George Eichelberger, and Freder. ick Eichelberger, distillers, of the county of Frederick, in the state of Maryland, praying that certain duties paid by them, on the heads of their stills, may be refunded.

Mr. Whittlesey presented a petition of Solomon Kingsbury, of the state of Ohio, praying to be relieved from the payment of a part of a bond given for duties imposed on his distillery, in the year 1816, as he was unable to use said distillery for a part of the time specified in his licence, from causes set forth in the petition.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, viz:

By Mr. Cambreleng, the petition of Benjamin Desobry, by Francis B. Reviere, his attorney, presented on the 25th March, 1822.

By Mr. M'Lane, of Delaware, the petition of J. Ottramare, presented on the 12th May, 1820.

By Mr. McKim, the petition of John Wilmot, presented on the 28th January, 1817.

Mr. Marvin presented a petition of Robert W. Stoddard, of the state of New York, praying compensation for services rendered as a

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commissioner to take testimony relative to the claims of the sufferers on the Niagara frontier, in the state of New York, in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Hemphill presented a petition of Levina Hughes, of the city of Philadelphia, praying that she may be allowed and paid the amount of arrears due her for boarding, and for clothing, furnished sundry seamen, attached to the U. S. brig. Vixen, in the year 1813.

Mr. Hemphill presented a similar petition of Elizabeth Plummer, of the city of Philadelphia.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

The undermentioned petitions, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee of Claims, viz:

By Mr. Cady, the petition of John Berry, presented on the 2d February, 1819.

By Mr. Van Wyck, the petition of John P. Cox, presented on the 30th December, 1822.

By Mr. Thompson, of Georgia, the petition of Lemuel Wootten, presented on the 6th March, 1820.

By Mr. Ross, the petition of John R. Moore, presented on the 11th January, 1819.

By Mr. Prince, the petition of the trustees of the society called Shakers, residing at West Union, in the state of Indiana, presented on the 5th December, 1822.

Mr. Cady presented documents in relation to a claim of Andrew Young, and James Bennett, for payment for arms and accoutrements lost in the public service, in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Marvin presented a petition of William Shattuck, of the state of New York, praying to be released from his liability as the surety of a certain Timothy Stewart, as paymaster to a regiment of New York state militia, in the service of the United States in the late war, for reasons set forth in his petition.

Mr. Moore, of Kentucky, presented a petition of Edward B. Gaither, of the state of Kentucky, praying compensation for a horse lost in the military service of the United States.

Mr. Moore, of Kentucky, presented a similar petition of Landie, Richardson, of that State.

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

On motion of Mr. Wickliffe, Ordered, That the petition of Stephen Ormsby, heretofore presented on the 3d February, 1819, be referred to the same committee.

Mr. Holcombe presented a petition of David Hay, of the state of New Jersey, praying compensation for a number of Hats furnished for the use of the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Ellis presented a petition of Michael Sechler, of the state of Pennsylvania, praying compensation for services rendered, as an artificer, in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Ingham presented a petition of Michael Longaback, of the state of Pennsylvania, a soldier of the army of the Revolution, poor, and in distress, praying relief, generally,

Mr. Randolph presented a petition of Charles Woodson, executor, and son, of Tarleton Woodson, dec'd, praying compensation for the services of his father, as a major in the regiment commanded by Col. Hazen, in the Revolutionary war.

Mr. James Stephenson presented a petition of Michael M'Kewan, of the state of Virginia, praying compensation for a slave lost in the public service, in the Revolutionary war; also, for compensation for the services of a wagon and team in the Revolutionary army.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of John Rush, and Samuel Conway, of the state of Missouri, praying for a grant of land, respectively, for their services as soldiers in the army of the Revolution.

Mr. Miller presented a petition of Catharine Robertson, late widow of Jacob Ritter, praying that her petition, formerly presented to the Congress, may be taken up, and the prayer thereof granted.

Mr. Andrew Stevenson presented a petition of John M. Gregory, heir, and representative of John Gregory, and William Gregory, dec'd, officers of the army of the Revolution, praying for a grant of the land due for the services of his ancestors, in the capacity aforesaid.

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

Mr. Farrelly presented a petition of Johanna Collins, of the District of Columbia, wife of Jolin Collins, praying to be divorced from her said husband, on the grounds of personal abuse, and ill usage, and having abandoned her without making any provision for her maintenance.

Mr. Kent presented a memorial of the President and Directors of the Provident Association of Clerks, in the city of Washington, praying for certain alterations and modifications, therein mentioned, in the act incorporating the said association.

Mr. Wright presented certain resolutions, adopted by the General Assembly of the state of Ohio, praying Congress to adopt measures for the gradual abolition of slavery, within the United States.

Ordered. That the said petitions be referred to the Committee or the District of Columbia.

Mr. Cocke presented a memorial of the inhabitants of Blount county, in the district of country south of French Broad, and Holston, and between the rivers Tennessee and Big Pidgeon, in the state of Tennessee, in relation to land claims in said district, and praying that an act may be passed declaratory of the intention of Congress, in forming the compact of 1806, in relation to said lands; which memorial was referred to a select committee; and,

Mr. Cocke, Mr. Isacks, Mr. Mangum, Mr. Williams, of N. C. and Mr. Henry, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Standefer presented a petition of John McClanahan, of the state of Tennessee, stating that he purchased an improvement on lands, the Indian title to which was not extinguished; wbich improvements were sold under a treaty with the Cherokee Indians, and by authority of the Secretary of War, of which improvements he was subsequently dispossessed, by order of said Secretary, by which he lost a valuable growing crop, and other property, and praying indemnification; which petition was referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Letcher presented a remonstrance of the General Assembly of the state of Kentucky, against the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the occupying claimant laws of the state of Kentucky: which remonstrance was committed to the committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

The Speaker presented a memorial of Doctor James Smith, late agent of Vaccination of the United States, calling the attention of Congress to the alarming increase of the Small Pox within the United States, and praying that measures may be adopted for the distribution of genuine vaccine matter throughout the United States, by the appointment of a central vaccine agent, or such other means as may be deemed most conducive to the public welfare; which memorial was referred to a select committee. And, * Mr. Gazley, Mr. Condict, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Abbott, and Mr. Eaton, were appointed said committee.

Mv. Wright presented a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the state of Ohio, in relation to the three per cent. fund, reserved from the amount of sales of public lands in that state.

Mr. Moore, of Alabama, presented a petition of Hardy Doyal, and George Caperton, of the state of Alabama, praying for the right of pre-emption in the purchase of a tract of public land, on which they have erected a mill.

Ordered, That the said resolution and petition be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Gazlay presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the city of Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, praying that a duty of ten per cent. may be imposed on sales at auction, except of the effects of bankrupts, of deceased persons, and of real estate; which petition was referred to the committee of the whole House to which is committed the bill imposing duties on sales at auction,

Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, presented a memorial of the Columbian Institute, praying that a piece of public ground, in the city of Washington, therein described, may be granted to them, to be attached to, and made part of, their botanic garden; which was referred to a sclect committee.

Mr. Campbell, of Ohio, Mr. Breck, Mr. Holcombe, Mr. Kent, and Mr. Poinsett, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Francis Johnson, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill to reduce into one the several acts establishing the Post Office Department; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House to-morrow.

Mr. M'Lane, of Delaware, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled " An act for the relief of the President, Directors, and Company, of the Merchants' Bank, in Newport, Rhode Island,” reported that, in the opinion of the committee, the said bill ought not to pass.

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