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ted to the Committee of Ways and Means by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, on the 7th of January, 1833, in explanation of the increased appropriations for his office, and urging the appointment of additional clerks and draughtsmen therein, (see document No.46, last session,] be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Ward presented a petition of Frederick Hopkins, of the State of New York, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Mr. McComas presented a petition of John Meredith, on behalf of himself and other heirs of Nicholas Currill, deceased, late of the State of Virginia, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay for life to which said Currill was entitled as a captain in the army of the revolution.

Mr. Cave Johnson presented a petition of.George B. Mason and Mary R. I. Pleasants, children and heirs at law of David Mason, deceased, late of the State of Virginia, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay for life to which said Mason was entitled as a captain in the army of the revolution.

Mr. Rencher presented a petition of Hugh M. Pettus, of North Carolina, only child and heir at law of Samuel 0. Pettus, deceased, praying to be paid the commutation of half pay for life to which said Samuel O. Pettus was entitled as a lieutenant in the army of the revolution.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

On motion of Mr. Chinn, Ordered, That the petition of Sarah B. H. Stith, presented March 26, 1832, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Cave Johnson, Ordered, That the petition of Jesse Sparks, presented February 6, 1832, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Sevier, Ordered, That the memorial of the Legislature of the Territory of Arkansas, in behalf of those who resided west of the present boundary line of said Territory, and who removed east of said line prior to 1828, presented February 6, 1832, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, presented a petition of Alpheus Meintire, of the State of Ohio, praying for an increase of pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Thomas, of Louisiana, presented a petition of William Haden, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Mr. Mardis presented a petition of Madison Collins, of the State of Alabama, praying for a pension ; which petition was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Edward Everett, yesterday, to authorize a temporary adjournment of Congress; and the said resolution being read, it was

Ordered, That it be engrossed, and read a third time to-day.

Mr. Horace Everett, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, reported the following resolution; which was read, and laid on the table, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House the names, and places where employed, of the superintendent of Indian affairs, Indian agents and subagents, interpreters and clerks, and all other persons now in the employ of the United States in the Indian Department; the salary and emoluments of each; by whom appointed; the dates of their appointments, with a reference to the treaty, law, or authority under which they were appointed ; and his opinion whether a part of said agencies may not be discontinued without prejudice to the public service.

Mr. Cave Johnson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the case of Wyatt Singleton and James Andrews, accompanied by a bill (No. 83) for their benefit; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

Mr. Cave Johnson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of Asher Morgan, and the heirs of Philip Fitzgerald, accompanied by a bill (No. 84) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Dickinson, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Indian Affairs, made a report on the case of John McClenahan, accompanied by a bill (No. 85) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made unfavorable reports on the cases of Ebenezer Stetson, George Barkley, and John Weaver ; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Chilton, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported that, on a review of the case of George C. Seaton, the committee were of opinion that his application be rejected; and the case was then laid on the table.

Mr. Casey, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of Richard Nance, accompanied by a bill (No. 86 ) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Muhlenberg, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of John Polhemus, accompanied by a bill (No. 87) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Crane, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the consideration of the petition of William Enos, and that it be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands; also, from the consideration of the petition of Barbary Reily, and that it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Mr. Beardsley, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report on the petition of James McCally; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made a report on the petition of James B. Folsom, accompanied by a bill (No. 88 ) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made an unfa

vorable report on the case of Henry A. F. Engleton; which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of Baptiste Jeansonne, accompanied by a bill (No. 89) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Clay, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred, on the 16th December, 1833, the resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio upon the subject, reported a bill (No.90) to grant to the State of Ohio certain lands for the support of schools in the Connecticut Western Reserve; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time on Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Wardwell, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the consideration of the case of Nathan Chapman, and that it be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Mitchell, of Ohio, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made unfavorable reports on the cases of Noah Chittenden and Jacob Stewart; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Mitchell, of Ohio, Ordered, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be discharged from the consideration of the petition of Mary Flesher and others, widows of Virginia militia men, and that it be referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Mr. Adams, of New York, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Joseph Philbrook; which was ordered to lie on the table.

The resolution to authorize a temporary adjournment of Congress, was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said resolution.

The resolution moved by Mr. Stewart on the 20th instant, and laid on the table, respecting the appropriations for the War Department for the first quarter of 1834, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The resolution moved by Mr. Whittlesey, of Ohio, on the 20th instant, and laid on the table, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

The three resolutions moved by Mr. Kinnard on the 20th instant, and laid on the table, were read, considered, and agreed to by the House, and are as follows, viz.

1. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to communicate to this House a statement of the quantity of lands included in the grant made to the State of Indiana, to enable her to construct the Wabash and Erie canal, which have been sold under the proclamation of the President, dated 3d September, 1833, or any previous proclamation ordering sales of land at Bucyrus and Wapaghkonetta, in the State of

Ohio.

2. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to accompany said report with a statement of the amount of money arising from the sale of said canal lands; together with a map of the same, disfinctly marking their contiguity to the canal line, and communicating such other information of said lands, 'in his possession, as will enable this House to form an estimate of their intrinsic value.

3. Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the expediency of making provision, by law, to reimburse the State of Indiana for the loss which she may sustain in consequence of the sale of the lands aforesaid, to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Kinnard, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Peyton, Mr. Shinn, and Mr. Slade, of Illinois, were appointed a committee in pursuance of the third resolution,

On motion of Mr. Edward Everett, Ordered, That when the House shall adjourn to-day, it will adjourn to meet again on Friday, the 27th instant.

On motion of Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, Resolved, That a select committee be appointed, to be called the Committee on Patents granted for Useful Inventions.

Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, Mr. Vinton, Mr. Bullard, Mr. Slade, of Vermont, Mr. Stoddert, Mr. Moore, of Virginia, Mr. Fillmore, Mr. Galbraith, and Mr. Schenck were appointed said committee.

On motion of Mr. McCarty, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing the following post routes in Indiana, to wit: From Connersville, in Fayette county, to Louisville, in Henry country; from New Castle to Muncytown; from Brownsville, by Philomith, to Centreville; from Richmond, by Winchester and Mississinewa, to Fort Wayne ; and from Oxford, in Ohio, by Fairfield and West Union, to Rushville, in Indiana.

On motion of Mr. Sevier, Resolved, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the salary of the subagent to the Choctaw Indians west of the Mississippi river.

On motion of Mr. Mardis, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route from Selma, via Valley Creek settlement, Weaver's store, to Marion, Perry county, Alabama.

Mr. Duncan moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upon the table, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be requested to Communicate to this House whether any attempts have been made to evade the revenue laws of the United States by the introduction of lead in 56 lb. weights, in statues, or in any other form; and whether any further legislation be necessary to protect the revenue and the manufacturer of lead.

On motion of Mr. Casey, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route from Albion, by Fairfield, Malding's mills, and Mount Vernon, to Nashville in the State of Illinois.

On motion of Mr. Kinnard, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads b instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a mail route a follows, viz. Continuing the present route from Richmond, via N ei Castle, Pendleton, and Strawtown, from the latter place to Kirk's cro roads, in the State of Indiana.

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On motion of Mr. Dunlap, Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads be instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post route from Durhamsville, in Tipton county, Tennessee, to Ashport, in said county of Tipton.

Mr. Pinckney moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upon the table, viz.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to communicate to this House, if not incompatible in his opinion with the public interest, a copy of the instructions given to our minister at Madrid, relative to the trade between the United States and the Islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico, and such information, as may be in his possession, touching the prospect of an abolition by the Spanish Government of the discriminating duties referred to in his message.

Resolved, That the President be requested to cause to be laid before this House a statement of the discriminating duties levied upon American vessels in the Islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico; and also of the duties now imposed by the Government of the United States upon articles imported from those islands.

On motion of Mr. Galbraith, . Resolved, that the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation to the harbor at Wigton's point, near the mouth of Twenty Mile creek, Erie county, Pennyslvania.

Mr. Anthony moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upon the table, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House the report of Major Bache, of the corps of Topographical Engineers, of his survey and estimate of the Williamsport and Elmira railroad, in the States of Pennsylvania and New York.

On motion of Mr. Hard, Resolved, .That the Committee of Commerce be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making an appropriation for constructing a breakwater in the Niagara river, near Youngstown, in the State of New York.

On motion of Mr. Hathaway, Resolved, That the Committee on Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of paying Daniel Brown the amount certified to be due to him by a jury, in a suit instituted against him by the United States.

On motion of Mr. Gillet, Resolred, That the Committee of Private Land Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of granting to Amos W. Brown, of St. Lawrence county, in the State of New York, a warrant for bounty land to which he was entitled as a Canadian volunteer during the late war. That the petition presented by him at the last session of Congress, together with the report of the Committee of Claims, be referred to said committee.

Mr. Page moved the following resolution; which was read, and laid upon the table, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be requested to transmit to this House the report and drawings of the survey of the New York and Erie railroad, made under the direction of De Witt Clinton, Esquire, United States civil engineer, in 1832.

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