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A motion was made by Mr. Reed, that the House do now proceed to the consideration of the resolution submitted by him on the 4tb instant, in relation to the erection of the monument to be erected to the memory of the late major general The Baron de Kalb.

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

On motion of Mr. Marr,
Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post
Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of causing the
public mail which passes through Columbia, in Tennessee, to Nat-
chez, in the state of Mississippi, to be carried on the new military
road, croossing the Tennessee river, near the mouth of Cypress.

On motion of Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green, in Kentucky.

On motion of Mr. Hendricks, Resolved, That the committee on so much of the President's message as relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe in behalf of the United States for any number of shares not exceeding six thousand, in the Jeffersonville, Ohio, canal company, in the state of Indiana.

The House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee appointed on that part of the President's message which relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported that the committee had made some progress therein, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

Ordered, That the committee of whole, have leave to sit again on the said report.

And then the House adjourned.

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SATURDAY, March 7, 1818.

Mr. Upham presented a petition of Amos Cagswell, praying to be allowed the depreciation of his pay as an officer in the revolutionary army.

Mr. Moseley presented a petition of Ebenezer Gilbert, praying compensation for his services as a surgeon in the naval service in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Williams, of New York, presented an application in behalf of John Miller, for an increase of the pension heretofore granted to him.

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

Mr. Mason, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of looking glasses in frames, and carvers and gilders on wood, in Boston, praying for a reduction of the duties on tinfoil and whiting, and for an increase of duty on imported looking glasses in frames, and carving and gilding on wood, generally.

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

Mr. Hogg presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Jackson county, in Tennessee, 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. Marr presented a petition of Thomas Johnson, and Michael Dickson, commissioners for surveying and laying out a road from Reynoldsburg, in Tennessee, to intersect the Natchez road, in the Chickasaw nation of Indians, praying that their surveyor, chain carriers, and other persons, may be paid by the general govern. ment.

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

Mr. Sergeant, from the joint committee appointed on the subject, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, be authorized to terminate the present session, by adjournment of their respective Houses, on Monday, the 13th of April next.

The said resolution was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, on Monday next.

Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of Lambert Robinson, presented on the 9th December, 1816.

On motion of Desha, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Paris, by North Middletown, to Owingsville, in the state of Kentucky.

On motion of Mr. Morton, Resolved, That the committee on so much of the President's message as relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for constructing a navigable canal, to unite the waters of Massachusett's Bay, with the waters of Narragansett Bay, and Long Island Sound, by Taunton river.

On motion of Mr. Tompkins, Resolved, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending for five years, to the widow and infant children of John Paulding, deceased, one of the incorruptible captors of major Andre, the an

nual pension heretofore granted to the said John Paulding, for his distinguished merit.

On motion of Mr. Allen, of Vermont, Resolved, That the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the compensation to the postmaster at Burlington, in the state of Vermont.

Ordered, That leave be given to withdraw the petition of William Williams, presented on the 15th day of February, 1817.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting the annual statement of the emoluments and expenditures of the officers employed in the collection of the customs, for the year 1817, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. Claiborne, and the same being amended was agreed to, as follows:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to lay before this House, a statement of the expenses incurred under the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th articles of the treaty of Ghent, specifying the items in relation to each; and,

Mr. Claiborne, and Mr. Hitchcock, were appointed a committee to present the said resolution to the President of the United States,

Engrossed bills of the following titles, viz:

An act altering the time for holding a session of the district court of the district of Maine; and,

An act to alter the time of holding the circuit court in the southern district of New York, and for other purposes; were severally read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the titles be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk carry the said bills to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein,

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, gave notice that on Monday next, he would move for leave to bring in a bill authorizing the people of the Michigan territory to send a delegate to Congress.

Mr. Wilson, of Pensylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, present to the President of the United States, the four enrolled buls, and resolution last reported to have been examined.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the report of the committee appointed on that part of the President's message which relates to Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported that the committee had made further 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 report.

And then the House adjourned.

MONDAY, March 9, 1818.

John Crowell appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat as the delegate from the territory of Alabama; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, being first administered to him by Mr. Speaker.

On motion of Mr. Mosely, Ordered, That the petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Connecticut, presented on the 16th January, 1817, be referred to the committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Comstock presented a petition of James Floyd, praying that the forfeiture incurred by him in the importation of a quantity of merchandise, in the years 1813, and 1814, may be remitted, as the said goods were imported with the advice and knowledge of the collector, and without any intention to defraud the revenue, or violate any law of the United States.

Mr. Middleton presented a petition of William Marshall, late a collector of direct tax and internal duties, in the state of South Carolina, praying that the amount of a judgment obtained against him for moneys which he is unable to collect, may be remitted.

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

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, presented a petition of Samuel Goodwin and others, acting executors and trustees, by the last will and testament of Absalom Tatom, deceased, praying for a confirmation of the title to lands in the state of Tennessee, granted by the state of North Carolina to the said Tatom.

Mr. Scott presented a petition of William Tucker, administrator on the estate of Clement Hayden, deceased; a petition of John Layton; a petition of Wilford Hagan; a petition of James Tanner; a petition of Jacob Jacobs; a petition of Joseph Smith; a petition of Simeon Smith and Frederick Miller; a petition of George Myers; a petition of Samuel Kenyon; a petition of George Cook; a petition of John Myers; a petition of Curtis Willborn; a petition of George Ramey; a petition of George Robertson and James Willborn; a petition of Victoire Gratiot and J. P. Cabanne, administrators on the estate of Charles Gratiot, deceased; a petition of Maccay Wherrey; a petition of James Bradshaw and his wife, representatives of Jacob Odom, deceased; a petition of James Austin; a petition of John P. Cabanne and Antoine Soulard, executors of the last will and testament of Jacques Clamorgan, deceased; a petition of Charles Dehault Delassus; and a petition of Noel Mongrain; 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.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the committee of Claims, made reports on the petitions of Robert Evans, and Septa Fillmore, which were read and the resolutions therein contained were concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners, respectively, be rejected.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, also made an unfavorable report on the petition of James Conner, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williams also made a report on the petition of Thomas B. Farish, which was read; when,

Mr. Williams reported a bill for the relief Thomas B. Farish, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Ordered, That the committee of Claims, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of James Pelot, and that it be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Hugh Nelson, from the committee on the Judiciary, made a report on the petition of sundry ancient French inhabitants of the territory of Missouri, which was read, and the resolution therein contained was concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the petitioners have leave to withdraro their petition.

Ordered, That the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Jesse Brown, and that it be referred to the Secretary of war.

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill for changing the compensation of receivers and registers of the land offices; which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole, to-morrow.

Mr. Pleasants, from the committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the petition of Samuel B. Brooke, 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.

Ordered," That the committee on Naval Affairs, be discharged from a further consideration of the petition of Frederick Earnest, and Frederick Williamson, and that it be referred to the Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Bassett, from the committee on that part of the President's message, which relates to the Public Buildings, and to the erection of additional offices, reported a bill making appropriations for the public buildings, and for furnishing the Capital and President's house, which was read the first and second time, and committed to the committee of the whole, to which is committed the bill to provide

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