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of the half pay, to which he is entitled for services in the capacity aforesaid.

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

Mr. Sergeant presented a petition of sundry distillers, of the county of Lancaster, in the state of Pennsylvania, praying that a part of the duties paid on their respective distilleries may be refunded, for reasons stated in the petition.

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

Mr. Scott presented a petition of Charles S. Hempstead and others, heirs of Edward Hempstead. deceased, praying that their titic to several tracts of land in the territory of Missouri may be confirmed.

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

The Speaker presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the states of Ohio and Indiana, praying that an additional land office, for the disposal of the lands of the United States, may be established at the town of Greenville in the state of Ohio.

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

Mr. Edwards, from the committee on the Judiciary, made a l'eport on the petition of Noah Brown and others, on behalf of the officers and crew of the brig Warrior, which was read and committed to a committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill for the relief of Thomas Hall Jervey, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, onMonday next.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Calvin Barnes, and that he have leave to withdraw the same.

Mr. Sergeant submitted the following resolution which was read and ordered to lie on the table:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in Congress assembled, That the President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, be authorized to close this session, by adjournment of their respective Houses, on

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of March next. The House again resolved itself in a committee of the whole, on the bill by which the right of citizenship may be relinquished; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Hugh Nelson reported the said bill with an amendment, to wit:

Strike out the 1st section thereof.
The said ist section was read, and is as follows, viz:

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* Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whensoever any citizen of the United States shall, by a declaration in writing, made and executed in the district court of the United States, within the state where he resides, in open court, to be by said court entered of record, declare that he relinquishes the character of a citizen, and shall depart out of the United States, such person shall, from the time of his departure, be considered as having exercised his right of expatriation, and shall thenceforth be considered no citizen."

The question was taken to concur with the committee of the whole in striking out the said section;

Yeas....... ...........70, And passed in the affirmative.

Nays.......

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

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

Me. Parrott,
Adams,
Hitchcock,

Pindall,
Allen, Vt.
Hogg,

Pleasants,
Baldwin,
Holmes, Con.

Porter,
Ball,
Huntington,

Reed,
Barbour, Va.
Lawyer,

Rice,
Bayley,
Livermore,

Richards,
Beecher,
Lowndes,

Ruggles,
Blount,
M Lane,

Scudder,
Boss,
W. P. Maclay,

Sergeant,
Campbell,
Marr,

Sherwood,
Clagett,
Mason, R.I.

Slocumb,
Colston,
Merrill,

Alex. Smyth,
Cruger,
Middleton,

Stuart, Nid.
Cushman,
Mils,

Tallmadge,
Darlington,
Moore,

Taylor,
Drake,
Morton,

Trimble,
Earle,
Mumford,

Wendover,
Edwards,
Jer. Nelson,

Whitman,
Ellicott,
H.Nelson,

Williams, Con.
Ervin, s. C.
Ogden,

Williams, NY.
Folger,
Ogle,

Wilkin,
Hall, Del.
Orr,

Wilson, Mass. 70
Hasbrouck,

Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Barber, Ohio, Mr. Butler,

Mr. Fuller,
Bassett,
Cobb,

Garnett,
Bateman,
Comstock,

Harrison,
Bellinger,
Crafts,

Hendricks,
Bennett,
Desha,

Herkimer,
Boden,
Forsyth,

Herrick,

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Mr. Hiester,
Mr. Quarles,

Mr. Southard,
Holmes, Mass.
Rhea,

Speed,
Hunter,
Rich,

Spencer,
Irving, N.Y.
Ringgold,

Stewart, N. C.
Johnson, Van

Robertson, Ken. Strother,
Jones,
Robertson, Lou.

Tarr,
Kinsey,
Sampson,

'Terrell,
W. Maclay,
Savage,

Tompkins,
M Coy,
Sawyer

Tucker, S. C.
Murray,
Seybert,

Tyler,
T. M. Nelson,
Shaw,

Walker, Ken
Nesbitt,
Silsbee,

Whiteside,
Newton,
Bal. Smith,

Wilson, Pen. 58
Patterson,

The question was then stated: Shall the bill be en grossed and read a third time? When,

Mr. Johnson, of Virginia, moved to lay it on the table.
And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, March 2, 1818.

Mr. Holmes, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of Jane Parke, widow, and William C. Parke, sole heir of Matthew Parke, deceased, a captain of marines on board the frigate Alliance, in the l'evolutionary war, and of William Earl, sailor on board of said frigate, praying to be allowed and paid their proportion of prize moDiey on account of certain vessels captured by said frigate during said war, which were carried into a Danish port, where they were delivered up to their original owners, by the order of the government of Denmark.

Mr. Sherwood presented a petition of Peter Bradley, a captain in the army during the late war, praying to be paid the amount due him for services and disbursements, in the capacity aforesaid.

Mr. Westerlo presented a petition of John R. Williams, praying coinpensation for property pillaged from him by American soldiers in the late war.

Mr. Sunkins presented a petition of John Hamilton, stating, that whilst a soldier in the army, in the late war, he became so disabled as to be unfit for service, and unable to obtain a support by labor, and praying relief.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, presented a petition of Samuel H. Garrow, praying compensation for a vessel impressed into the military service of the United States, and captured by the British, during the late war, whilst in said service..

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

On motion of Mr. Walker, of North Carolina,

Ordered, That the petition of James Doyle, presented on the 26th December, 1811, be also referred to the committee of Claims.

Mr. Tallmadge presented a petition of Frederick Sammons, praying compensation for services as a soldier in the revolutionary army, and for a pension.

The Speaker presented a petition of Margaret Edmonston, wi. dow of John Edmonston, deceased, who was killed at the river Raisin, in the late war, praying for an increase of the pension heretofore granted her.

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

Mr. Kinsey presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of cotton goods, and others, inhabitants of the town of Patterson, in the state of New Jersey, praying that such measures may be adopted, as will afford to them that support and encouragement, so necessary to the continuance of their operations.

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

Mr. Pawling presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Bucks county, in the state of Pennsylvania, praying for the establishment of a post route.

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

Mr. Desha presented a petition of William Henry, on behalf of himself and the individuals, composing two volunteer companies of cavalry, in the Mississippi territory, commanded by himself and captain Wells, praying compensation for the services of said companies, and for the use of their horses, in the late war with Great Britain.

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

The Speaker presented a memorial of the general assembly of the state of Kentucky, on the subject of the boundary line between that state and the state of Tennessee, praying for the passage of an act directing the proceedings in the supreme court of the United States, by which one state having a subject of difference with another, may have the same legally decided.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of sundry ancient French inhabitants of the territory of Louisiana, praying that an act may be passed, recognizing and authenticating all the acts and judicial proceedings of the former governments of that country.

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

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, presented a petition of the general assembly of the state of Louisiana, praying that the titles to lands, generally, in that part of the said state, formerly comprised within the province of West Florida, may be confirmed.

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

Mr. Scott presented two petitions of James Mackay, praying that his 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.

The Speaker laid before the House a report of the Secretary of the Treasury, in obedience to a resolution of the 28th February, 1817, requiring him to report, whether any, and if any, what alterations or modifications, are required to be made in the several acts fixing the emoluments of the collectors of the customs, naval officers, and surveyors; which was referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

The Speaker also laid before the House, a report of the Secretary of the Navy on the petition of Charles Van Dyke, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker also laid before the House, a letter from the Serretary of War, transmitting a statement of the names of persons who have received public mouey for paying the troops in service, during the late war, and who have failed to render their accounts, in obedience to a resolution of the 18th ultimo, which was referred to the committee on Military Affairs.

The Speaker also laid before the House, a letter from Richard Bland Lee, Commissioner of Claims, transmitting reports of tho facts in one hundred and three cases, all of the state of New York, with the evidence accompanying cach, taken under a second commission, attended by a special agent on the part of the United States.

Ordered, That the said letter, reports of facts, and accompanying evidence, be referred to the committee of Claiing.

Mr. Rhea, from the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Stephen Clapp, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Rhea also made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Porter, which was read and committed to a committee of the whole, on Thursday next.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claiins, made unfavorable reports on the cases of captain John Cowen, of captain Archibald W. Hamilton, and of Tobias E. Stansbury, Jun. and William Stansbury, which were severally read and referred to the committee of the whole: the first on Thursday next, the second on Friday next, and the last on Monday next.

Ord red, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Nimrod Woodward, and that it be referred to the Secretary of War.

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