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The House, according to the order of the day, red solved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill making further appropriations to complete the fortifications commenced for the security of the ports and harbors of the United States, and to erect such fortifications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein,

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a committee of the whole House on the said bill.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed two bills, one entitled “ An act making further appropriations to complete the fortifications commenced for the security of the ports and harbors' of the United States, and to erect such fortifications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States, the other entitled “ An act to suspend, for a limited time, the recruiting service,” to which bills they desire the concurrence of this House: And then he withdrews

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act making further appropriations to complete the fortifi. cations commenced for the security of the ports and harbors of the United States, and to erect such forti. fications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States,". was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and refer. red to the committee of the whole House, to whom is committed, the bill making further appropriations to complete the fortifications commenced for the securi.

ty of the ports and harbors of the United States, and to erect such fortifications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to suspend for a limited time, the recruiting serrice," was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and referred to the committee appointed on that part of the message from the President of the United States, which relates to the military establishment.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Graham, who delivered in the same, and then withdrew.

The House then, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act making further appropriations to complete the fortifications commenced for the security of the ports and harbors of the United States, and to erect such fortifications as may be necessary for the protection of the northern and western frontiers of the United States;" and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Desha reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

A motion was made by Mr. Burwell, and second. ed, to amend the said bill by striking out the word

seven,” preceding the words “ hundred and fifty thousand dollars," and to insert the word “ one."

A division of the question on the said amendment was called for;

And the question being taken to strike out the Sword “ seven,"

Yeas 47.

Nays 84. The yeas and nays being demanded by one fifth of the members present,

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

William Kennedy,
David Bard,

John Love,
Burwell Bassett,

Aaron Lyle,
William W. Bibby

Nathaniel Macon,
Adam Boyd,

John Montgomery,
Robert Brown,

Thomas Moore,
William A. Burwell,

Jeremiah Morrow,
William Butler,

John Porter,
Joseph Calhoun,

John Randolph,
Matthew Clay,

John Rea, (Pennsylvania)
John Clopton,

Matthias Richards,
James Cochran,

John Roane,
William Crawford,

Lemuel Sawyer,
Henry Crist,

Ebenezer Seaver,
Richard Cutts,

Samuel Shaw,
Joseph Desha,

John Smith,
John W. Eppes,

Samuel Smith,
Meshack Franklin,

Henry Southard,
Barzillai Gannett,

Richard Stanford,
Thomas Gholson, junior, Jacob Swoope,
Peterson Goodwyn,

Robert Whitehill,
James Holland,

Richard Winn,
Richard M. Johnson,

Robert Witherspoon.
Thomas Kenan,

Those who voted in the negative, are
Willis Alston, junior,

James Emott,
William Anderson,

William Findley,
Ezekiel Bacon,

Jonathan Fisk,
William Baylies,

Barent Gardenier,
Daniel Blaisdell,

Gideon Gardner,
James Breckenridge,

Charles Goldsborough,
John Brown,

Thomas R. Gold,
John Campbell,

William Hale,
John C. Chamberlain,

Nathaniel A. Haven,
William Chamberlin,

Daniel Heister,
Epaphroditus Champion, William Helms,
Martin Chittenden,

Benjamin Howard,
Orchard Cook,

Jonathan H. Hubbard
James Cox,

Jacob Husty,
Samuel W. Dana,

Richard Jackson, junior,
John Davenport, junior,

Robert Jenkins
John Dawson,

Walter Jones,
William Ely,

Herman Knickerbacker,

Joseph Lewis, junior, Erastus Roots
Edward St. Loe Livermore, Jaho Ross,
Robert Le Roy Livingston, Ebenezer Sagen
Matthew Lyon,

Thomas Sammons,
Robert Marion,

Benjamin Say, Vincent Matthews,

Daniel Sheffey, Archibald M.Bryde,

George Smith, Alexander M.Kim,

John Stanley, Pleasant M. Miller,

William Stedman, William Milnor,

James Stephenson, Nicholas R. Moore,

Lewis B. Sturges, Jonathan O. Moseley,

Samuel Taggart, Gurdon S. Mumford, Benjamin Tallmadge, Roger Nelson,

John Taylor, Thomas Newbold,

John Thompson, Thomas Newton,

Uri Tracy, Wilson. C. Nicholas,

George M. Troup, John Nicholson,

Jabez Upham, Joseph Pearson,

Archibald Van Horn, Benjamin Pickman, junior. Killian K. Van Rensselaer, Timothy Pitkin, junior, Robert Weakley, Peter B. Porter,

Laban Wheaton, Josiah Quincy,

Ezekiel Whitman, John Rhea, (Tennessee) James Wilson.

The question upon the first member of the motion to amend being lost, the second member failed of course.

Ordered, That the said bill be read the third time, to-morrow.

The several orders of the day were farther postponed until tomorrow.

And then the House adjourned until to.morrow morning, eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, June 9, 1809.

Another member, to nit: Nicholas Van Dyke, from Delaware, appeared, produced his credentials and took his seat in the House; the oath to support the constitution of the United States, being first ad. ministered to him by Mr. Speaker.

The message, in writing, yesterday received from the President of the United States, was read, and is as folloneth:

To the House of Representatives. “In compliance with the request of the legislature of Pennsylvania, I transmit to Congress a copy certain of its proceedings, communicated for the pur. pose, by the governor of that state.

of

" JAMES MADISON.

June 4, 1809.”

Ordered, That the said message, and documents accompanying the same, do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the consideration of the petition of George Vaughan, and a report of the Secretary of War thereon, referred to them on the thirty-first ulti. mo, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw his petition.

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred on the thirtieth ultimo, the peti. tion of John Ervine, of the state of South Carolina, made a report thereon, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, made a report on the petition of Archibald M‘Kinley, of the state of New York, referred to them on the thirty. first ultimo, which was read, and the resolution there. in contained, agreed to by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petition ought not to be granted.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, also re. ported on the petition of Ab. Motte, of the state of South Carolina, referred on the twenty-fifth ultimo, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, also reported on the petition of Ludwick Kuhn, of the city of Philadelphia, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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