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Mr. Say presented two petitions, one from John Loehman, the other from John Dutill, both of the city of Philadelphia, respectively praying to be placed on the pension list of the United States, in considera. tion of services rendered in the army of the United States, during the revolutionary war with Great Britain.

The said petitions were read and ordered to be referred to the Cominittee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Say, Ordered, That the petitions of John Keemle, of the city of Philadelphia, presented on the twenty-first of January, one thousand eight hundred and seven, and the twenty-seventh of January last, and the petition of Philip Wilson, senior, of the city of Philadelphia, presented the twelfth of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dana, from the committee appointed on the thirty-first ultimo, presented, according to order, a bill for the benefit of seamen of the United States, which was received and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time and commit. ted to a committee of the whole House, on Friday next.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, and seconded, Resolved, That the Committee on Post-offices and Post-roads be instructed to inquire into the expe. diency of establishing a postroad from Mount Sterling, in Montgomery county, to Winchester, thence to Richmond, and thence to Lancaster; also to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Lexington to Nicholasville, and thence to Danville, all in the state of Kentucky.

Mr. Howard presented a petition of sundry manu. facturers of hemp into linen, residing in the state of Kentucky, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that such additional duties may be imposed by

law upon the importation of hemp and coarse linens from foreign countries, as will effectually encourage the manufacture of those articles within the United States, and prevent their introduction into the United States from abroad.

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

On notion of Mr. Newton, Ordered, That the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures be discharged from the consideration of the tivo mcinorials of Archibald M.Call, and that the said nienorials be referred to the committee of the whole House to whom is committed the bill authoriz. ing the issuing of debentures in certain cases.

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 thirty-first ultimo, relative to a removal of the corps of engineers from West. Point to the city of Washington.

And the question being taken thereupon,

It was determined in the negative. A motion was made by Mr. Livermore, and seconded, that the House do conie to the following resolution:

Resolved, That no petition of a private nature shall be received by this House after Monday next, during the present session of Congress. And on the question to agree to the said resolution, It was determined in the negative, $ Yeas, 17.

Nays, 104. The yeas and nays being demanded by one fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
William Baylies,

Howell Cobb,
John C. Chamberlain, John Davenpoit, junior,
William Chamberlin,

William Ely,
Epaphroditus Champion, Thomas R. Gold,

William Hale,

Jonathan . Moseley,
Nathaniel A. Haren,

Jabez Upham,
Jonathan H. Hubbard, Laban Wheaton,
Edward St Loe Livermore, Ezekiel Whitman.
Vincent Matthews,

Those who voted in the negative, are
Lemuel J. Alston,

Richard M. Johnson,
Willis Alston, junior, Thomas Kenan,
William Anderson,

William Kennedy,
David Bard,

Philip B. Key,
Burwell Bassett,

Herman Knickerbacker,
William W Bibb,

Joseph Lewis, junior,
Daniel Blaisdell,

Robert Le Roy Livingston,
Adam Boyd,

John Love,
James Breckenridge,

Matthew Lyon,
John Brown,

Aaron Lyle,
Robert Brown,

Nathaniel Macon,
William A. Burwell,

Robert Marion,
William Butler,

Archibald M.Bryde
Joseph Calhoun,

Samuel M.Kee,
Matthew Clay,

Alexander M•Kim,
Joha Cloptop,

John Montgomery, .
James Cox,

Nicholas R. Moore.
William Crawford,

Thomas Moore,
Henry Crist,

Jeremiah Morrow,
Richard Cutts,

Gurdon S Mumford,
John Dawson,

Roger Nelson,
Joseph Desha,

Thomas Newbold,
James Emott,

Thomas Newton,
John W. Eppes,

Wilson C. Nicholas,
William Findley,

John Nicholson,
Jonathan Fisk,

Joseph Pearson,
Meshack Franklin,

Benjamin Pickman, junior,
Barzillai Gannett,

John Porter,
Barent Gardenier,

Peter B. Porter,
Gideon Gardner,

Elisha R. Potter,
Thomas Gholson, junior, Josiah Quiocy,
Charles Goldsborough, John Rea, (Pennsylvania)
Peterson Goodwyn,

John Rhea, (Tennessee)
Daniel Heister,

Matthias Richards,
James Holland,

Joho Roane,
Benjamin Howard,

Erastus Root,
Jacob Hufty,

Ebenezer Sage,
John G. Jackson,

Thomas Sammons,
Richard Jackson,

Lemuel Sawyer,
Robert Jenkins,

Benjamin Say,

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Ebenezer Seavet,

Jacob Swooper Samuel Shaw,

Samuel Taggart, Daniel Sheffey,

Benjamin Tallmadge, John Smilie,

John Taylor, George Smith,

Uri Tracy, John Smith,

George M. Troup, Samuel Smith,

Archibald Van Horn, Henry Southard,

Killian K. Van Rensselaer, Richard Straford,

Robert Whitehill, John Stanley,

James Wilson, William Stedman,

Richard Winn, Lewis B. Sturges,

Robert Witherspoon. On notion of Mr. Blaisdell, and seconded, Resolved, That the Committee on Post offices and Posi-roads, be instructed to inquire into the expedi. ency of establishing a post-road from the town of Hanover, in the state of New Hampshire, to the town of Plymouth, in said state.

On motion of Mr. Fisk, Ordered, That the petitions of sundry inhabitants of Ulster county, and of sundry inhabitants of Orange county, in the state of New York, presented on the tenth and thirtieth of January last, be referred to the Committee on Post offices and Post-reads.

On motion of Mr. Lyon, and seconded, Resolved, That the Committee on Post-offices and Post-roads, be directed to inquire into the propriety of extending a post-road from New Madrid to Little Prairie, from St. Genevieve to Mine au Burton, and from thence to St. Louis, in Louisiana territory.

On motion of Mr. Mumford, Ordered, That the petition of Joseph Squire, junior, and Isaiah Jennings, of the city of New York, presented on the tenth of January last, be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

On a motion made, and leave given by the House,

Mr. Eppes, from the Committee of Ways and Means, presented, according to order, a bill making appropriations for defraying the expense of stationa. ry, printing, and all other contingent expenses of the

Senate and House of Representatives during the present session of Congress, which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and com. mitted to a committee of the whole House, to-mor.

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A motion was made by Mr. Sawyer, and second. ed, that the House do now proceed to the considera. tion of a resolution proposed by him on the sixth instant, for the appointment of a standing “ Committee of Manufactures."

And the question being taken thereupon,

It was determined in the negative. An engrossed bill supplementary to an act entitled An act making appropriations for carrying into ef. fect a treaty between the United States, and the Chickasaw tribe of Indians,” and to establish a land office in the Mississippi territory, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled * An act making appropriations for carrying into ef. fec! a treaty between the United States and the Chickasaw tribe of Indians, and to establish a land office in the Mississippi territory.”

An engrossed bill, authorizing the appointment of an agent for the land office at Kaskaskia, and allow. ing compensation to the commissioners and clerk, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be“ An act authorizing the appointment of an agent for the land office at Kaskaskia, and allowing compensation to the commissioners and clerk.”

An engrossed bill to continue in force an act de. claring the assent of Congress to a certain act of the state of South Carolina, passed the twenty-first of December, one thousand eight hundred and four, was read the third time.

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