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Mr. Marion presented a petition of the inspectors of the customs for the port of Charleston, state of South Carolina, whose names are thereunto subscrib. ed, praying an increase of their official emoluments.
The said petitions were read, and severally referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.
On motion of Mr. Lewis, Ordered, That the petitions of the president and directors of the commercial company of the city of Washington, and of the president and directors of the bank of Alexandria, presented on the eighth and twentieth of December last, be referred to the Com. mittee for the District of Columbia.
A motion was made by Mr. Lewis, and seconded, that the House do now proceed to the consideration of a resolution proposed by him on the thiriġ first ultimo, relative to a removal of the military academy from West Point to the city of Washington.
And the question being taken thereupon,
Mr. Picknian presented a petition of the owners, master and mariners on board the schooner Equali. ty, of Salem, in the state of Massachusetts, by Sam. uel Putnam, their attorney, praying, for the reasons therein stated, that they may receive the full amount of the proceeds arising from the sale of twenty-eight bags of cotton, found by the crew of said schooner, drifting on the high seas.
The said petition was read, and referred to the Committee of Claims, with leave to report thereon, by bill or otherwise.
On a motion made, and leave given by the House,
Mr. Helms, from the committee to whom was re. ferred, the petition of John Heard, presented, accord. ing to order, a bill authorizing the discharge of John Heard from his imprisonment, which was received, and read the first time.
On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and comniitted to a committee of the whole House, to-mor
Mr. Helms, from the same committee, also pre. sented a detailed report, which was read and referred to the committee of the whole House, last mentioned.
Mr. Peter B. Porter presented a memorial of Joseph Wilkinson, junior, late collector of the customs for the port of Detroit
, praying to be released from the jail of Detroit where he is confined at the suit of the United States, for money which he is unable to pay.
The said petition was read, and referred to Mr. Peter B. Porter, Mr. Sturges, Mr. Richards, Mr. Clopton, and Mr. Stedman, with instruction to examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.
On motion of Air. Pitkin, and seconded, Resolved, That the committee to whom was refer. sed so much of the President's message as relates to the naval establishment, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of selling such of the public armed vessels and gun-boats belonging to the United States, as are not necessary to be employed in actual service.
Mr. Randolph, from the committee appointed on the thirty-first ultimo, presented, according to order, a bill authorizing a summary mode of proceeding against marshals and their deputies, who have reccived mony by virtue of exccutions issued from the courts of the United Siates, which was received, and Icad the first time.
On mo:ion, The said bill was read the second time, and com. initied to a committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.
Nir. Eppes, from the Committee of Ways and Means, presented, according to order, a bill supplemendary to :!e act, entitled “ An act making farther
provision for the support of public credit, and for the redemption of the public debt,” which was received, and read the first time.
On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House, to-mor.
Mr. Chittenden presented a petition of James Mead; the second, of the state of Vermont, praying to be allowed the amount of an account against him for medical services and atiendance, while sick on a mil. itarv expedition to prevent infractions in the said state, of the acts laying and executing an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States.
The said petition was read, and referred to the Committee of Claims.
The Speaker laid before the House, a letter and re. port from the Secretary of War, of the sums neces. sary to complete the fortifications commenced or contemplated, and of the amount of any deficiency of former appropriations for this object, made in obedience to a resolution of the twenty-seventh ultimo, which was read, and referred to the committee on so much of the President's message as relates to the military establishment.
The Speaker also laid before the House, another report of the Secretary of War, on the petition of William Linnard, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Johnson, from the Committee of Claims, towhom was referred on the second instant, the peti. tion of Lucy Bates, made a report thcreon, which was read, and the resolution therein contained, agreed io by the House, as followeth:
“Resolved, That the prayer of the petition ought not to be granted.”
The Speaker laid before the House a report of the governor and judges of the territory of Michigan,
made in obedience to "An act to provide for the ad. justinent of titles of lands in the town of Detroit, and terri:ory of Michigan, and for other purposes,” which was read, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.
A motion was made by Mr. John G. Jackson, and seconded, to discharge the conimittee of the whole House from the farther consideration of the bill to repeal the act lying an embargo on all ships and vessels ia the ports and harbors of the United States, and the several acts supplementary thereto; and to revive and amend the act, entitled “ An act to interdici ihe conimercial intercourse between the United Staies arid Great Britain and France, and their de. pendencies; and for other purposes."
And the question being taken thereupon, It was unanimously agreed to by the House, every member present voting in the affirmative, to wit: Lemuel J. Alston,
William Crawford, Willis Alston, junior,
Henry Crist, William Anderson,
Richard Cutts, Ezekiel Bacon,
Samuel W. Dana, William Baylics,
John Davenport, junior, David Bard,
John Dawson, Burwell Bassett,
Joseph Desba, William W. Bibb,
William Ely, Daniel Blaisdell,
James Emott, Adam Boyd,
John W. Eppes, James Breckenridge,
William Findisy, John Brown,
Jonathan Fisk; Robert Brown,
Mcshack Franklin, William A. Burwell,
Barzillai Gannett, William Butler,
Barent Gardenier, Joseph Calhoun,
Gideon Gardner, John C. Chamberlain,
Thomas Gholson, junior, William Chamberlin,
Charles Goldsborough, Epaphroditus Champion, Peterson Goodwyn, Martin Chittenden,
Thomas R. Gold, Matthew Clay,
William Hale, Howell Cobb,
Nathaniel A. Haven, James Cochran,
Daniel Heister, Orchard Cook,
William Helms, James Cox,
Benjamin Howard, Jonathan H. Hubbard, Jacob Hufty, John G. Jackson, Richard Jackson, junior, Robert Jenkins, Richard M. Johnson, Walter Jones, Thomas Kenan, William Kennedy, Philip B. Key, Herman Knickerbacker, Joseph Lewis, junior, Edward St. Loe Livermore, Robert Le Roy Livingsto John Love, Matthew Lyon, Aaron Lyle, Nathaniel Macon, Robert Marion, Vincent Matthews, Archibald M.Bryde, Samuel M.Kee, Alexander M‘Kim, Pleasant M. Miller, William Milnor, John Montgomery, Nicholas R. Moore, Thomas Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, Jonatlian O. Moseley, Gurdon S. Mumford, Roger Nelson, Thomas Newton, Wilson C. Nicholas, John Nicholson, Joseph Pearson, Benjamin Pickman, junior. Timothy Pitkin, junior, John Porter,
Elisha R. Potter, Josiah Quincy, John Rea, ( Pennsylvania) John Rhea, (Tenneuce) Matthias Richards John Roane, Ebenezer Sage, Thomas Sammons, Lemuel Sawyer, Benjamin Say, Ebenezer. Seaver, Samuel Shaw, Daniel Sheffey, John Smilie, George Smith, Jobo Smith, Samuel Smith, Henry Southard, Richard Stanford, John Stanley, William Stedman, James Stephenson, Lewis B. Sturges, Jacob Swoope, Samuel Taggart, Benjamin Tallmadge, John Taylor, John Thompson, Uri Tracy, George M. Troup, Jabez Upham, Archibald Van Horn, Killian K. Van Reosselaer, Robert Weakley, Laban Wheaton, Robert Whitehill, Ezekiel Whitman, James Wilson, Richard Winn, Robert Witherspoon.
Another motion was then made by Mr. John G, Jackson, and seconded, that the said bill be referred to the committee by whom it was originally reported.
And the question being taken thereupon,