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Ordered, That a Committee of Elections be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Findley, Mr. Clay, Mr. Sturges, Mr. Troup, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Van Rensselaer, and Mr. Gannett.
Ordered, That a Committee of Claims be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Johnson, Mr. Seaver, Mr. Butler, Mr. Pitkin, Mr. Robert Brown, Mr. Jones and Mr. Stanley.
Ordered, That a Committee of Commerce and Manufactures be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Newton, Mr. Dana, Mr. Marion, Mr. Cutts, Mr. Mumford, Mr. John Porter and Mr. M.Kim.
Ordered, That a Committee of Ways and Means be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and or. ders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Eppes, Mr. Willis Alston, Mr. Tallmadge, Mr. Montgome. ry,
Mr. Bacon, Mr. Rea (of Pennsylvania) and Mr. Haven,
Ordered, That a Committee on the Public Lands be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Morrow, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Bibb, Mr. Ely, Mr. Boyd, Mr. Howard, and Mr. Sammons.
Ordered, That a Committee of Revisal and Unfinished Business be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Southard, Mr. Richard Jackson, and Mr. Shaw.
Ordered, 'That a Committee of Accounts be appointed pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Nicholas R. Moore, Mr. Stedman, and Mr. Milnor.
Ordered, That a Committee for the District of Columbia be appoidted, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Love, Mr. Holland, Mr. Van Horn, Mr. Lemuel J. Alston, Mr. Newbold, Mr. Samuel Smith, and Mr. Garde. nier.
Ordered, That a Committee on the Post offices and Post-roads be appointed, pursuant to the standing rules and orders of the House.
And a Committee was appointed of Mr. Rhea, (of Tennessee) Mr. Helms, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Desha, Mr. Kenan, Mr. Calhoun, Mr. Smelt, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Davenport, Mr. Chittenden, Mr. Goldsborough, Mr. Whitehill, Mr. Potter, Mr. John Smith, Mr. Upham, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Bard.
The Speaker laid before the House several letters from the Governor of the state of Virginia, enclosing certificates of the election of the Representatives of that state in the eleventh Congress of the United States.
Ordered, That the said certificates, together with the credentials of the members of the House from the several states and territories, be referred to the Committee of Elections.
On motion of Mr. Stedman, and scconded, Resolved, That the Clerk of this House cause the members to be furnished during the present session with three news papers to each member, such as the members, respectively, shall choose, to be delivered at their lodgings; and that if any member shall choose to take any newspaper other than a daily paper he shall be furnished with as many of such papers as shall not exceed the price of a daily paper.
And then the House adjourned until to.morrow morning, ten o'clock.
WEDNESDAY, May 24, 1809. Another member, to wit: Gurdon S. Mumford, from New York, appeared, produced his credentials and took his seat, the oath to support the Constitution of the United States being first administered to him by Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Livermore presented a petition of sundry in. habitants of Ņewburyport, in tie state of Massachusetts, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the light house at the entrance of the harbour of Newburyport aforesaid may be rebuilt.
Mr. Anderson presented a petition of John B. Sarazin, and others, of the state of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying for the reasons therein mentioned, relief against a decision of the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of a bond given by them to the United States agreeably to the provisions of an act supplemental to the act laying an embargo, for permission to dispatch a vessel to the Havannah, to import American property.
The said petitions were read and referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.
A motion was made by Mr. John G. Jackson and seconded, to amend the journal of yesterday, by inserting after the reference of the message from the Presi. dent of the United States the following order :
Ordered, That five thousand copies of the said message and documents be printed for the use of the members of Congress.”.
And the question being taken thereupon,
It was resolved in the affirmative. Mr. Bacon presented a petition of Charles Turner, junior, of the district of Piymouth, and state of Massachusetts, praying that William Baylies, one of the members returned to serve in this House for the state of Massachusetts, may be declared not duly elected, and that he may be admitted to a seat in the House as the representative in the place of the said
William Baylies, whose election and return he de. clares to be illegal.
Mr. Bacon also presented a petition of sundry in. habitants of the said district of Plymoáth, praying that the above named petitioner Charles Turner, junior, may be admitted to his seat in the House, he being, in their opinion, fairly, legally and constitutionally elected.
The said petitions were read and referred to the Committee of Elections.
A message from the Senate by Mr. Otis, their Secretary.
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have elected the re. verend Mr. W'ilmer, chaplain to Congress, on their part: And then he withdrew.
A motion was made by Mr. Randolph and seconded, that the House do come to the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the troops raised under the act of the twelfth of April, one thousand-cight hundred and eight, entitled “ An act ro raise for a limited time, an additional military force," be immediately disbanded; and that the balance of appropriation remaining unexpended in relation to the same; and any balance of appropriation for gun boats which may re. main unexpended, be applied towards arming, and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States.
Resolved, That a committee le appointed to en. quire and report whether monies drawn from the Trcasury, since the third of March one thousand cight-hundred and one have been faithfully applied to the objects for which they were appropriated, and whether the same liave been regularly accounted for; and to report likewise whether any further arrangements are necessary to promote cconomy, enforce ad. herence to !egisiative restrictions, and secure the ac. countability of persons entrusted with public money.
A morion was made by Mr. Randolph and secondcd, that the House proceed to the consideration of ihe said proposed resolutions,
And the question being put thereupon, It was unanimously agreed to by the House, every member present, voting in the affirmative, to wit: Lemuel J. Alston,
Daniel Heister, Willis Alston, junior, William Helms, William Anderson,
Benjamin Howard, Ezekiel Bacon,
Jonathan H. Hubbard, William Baylics,
Jacob Hufty, David Bard,
John G. Jackson, Burwell Bassett,
Richard Jackson, William W. Bibb,
Robert Jenkins, Daniel Blaisdell,
Richard M. Johnson, Adam Boyd,
Walter Joncs, James Breckenridge,
Thomas Kenan, John Brown,
William Kennedy, Robert Brown,
Philip B. Key, William A. Burwell,
Herinan Knickerbacker, William Butler,
Joseph Lewis, junior, John Campbell,
Edward St. Loe Livermore, John C. Chamberlain,
Robert Le Roy Livingston, William Chamberlin,
John Love, Epaphroditus Champion, Matthew Lyon, Martin Chittenden,
Aaron Lyle, Howell Cobb,
Nathaniel Macon, James Cochran,
Robert Marion, James Cox,
Vincent Matthews, William Crawford,
Archibald M.Bryde, Henry Crist,
Samual M•Kce, Richard Cutts,
Alexander M'Kim, Samuel W. Dana,
Pleasant M. Miller, John Davenport, junior, William Milnor, John Dawson,
John Montgomery, Joseph Desha,
Nicholas R. Moore, William Ely,
Thomas Moore, James Emott,
Jeremiah Morrow, John W. Eppes,
Jonathan N. Moseley, William Findley,
Roger Nelson, Jonathan Fisk,
Thomas Newbold, Meshack Franklin,
Thomas Newton, Barzillai Gannett,
Joseph Pearson, Gideon Gardner,
Benjamin Pickman, junior. Thomas Gholdson, junior, Timothy Pitkin, junior, Charles Goldsborough, Jobo Porter, Peterson Goodwyn,
Peter B. Porter, Thomas R. Gold,
Elisha R. Potter, Edwin Gray,
Josiah Quincy, Nathaniel A. Haven,