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Mr. Coulter presented a petition of officers of the army in the late war with Great Britain, praying for grants of land; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Kinnard presented a memorial of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, concerning the Wabash and Erie canal lands, a copy of the memorial from the said General Assembly, presented this day by Mr. MeCarty ; which memorial was referred to the committee appointed on the 24th December, on the motion of Mr. Kinnard, upon the subject of said lands. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1834. Mr. Gorham, one of the members of the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the message of the President of the United States upon the refusal of the Bank of the United States to transfer the fund for paying pensions, and the books and papers connected therewith, to banks designated by the War Department, submitted, by leave, a report of the minority of that committee upon the subject of the said reference; which report was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

A motion was made to print 10,000 copies extra of said paper; which motion was laid on the table till to-morrow.

Mr. John Quincy Adams, by leave, submitted the following resolution ; which was read, and laid on the table, viz.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to report to this House a statement of the facts relating to the disallowance, by the accounting officers of the Treasury, of a payment made by the Bank of the United States, under instructions from the Commissioner of Pensions, referred to in the letter from the President of the Bank of the United States to the Secretary of War, of the 23d of January last; and copies of all the correspondence between the War and Treasury Departments and the Bank of the United States, relating thereto.

On motion of Mr. Clay, Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from memorials of inhabitants of the States of Alabama and Missouri, and the Territory of Florida, relative to pré-emption rights; and that the said memorials be committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 104) to give to actual settlers on the public lands a right of pre-emption in the purchase of one quarter section at one dollar and a quarter per acre.

On motion of Mr. Reed, Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the case of Edmund Fanning and Benjamin Pendleton; and that it lie on the table..

Mr. Cage, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of Farish Carter, and on the petition of Seaton Grant. land, administrator of Charles Williamson, accompanied by a bill (No. 307) for their 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. Leavitt, Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged

from the further consideration of the case of Zachariah Dixon, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Cave Johnson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill (No. 308) for the final adjustment of claims to land in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories of Arkansas and Florida; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Cave Johnson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the case of Eugene Senet, accompanied by a bill (No. 309) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Mann, of New York, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the memorial of Woodson Wren ; which report was laid on the table. · Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the case of Louis Tesson, alias Honoré; which report was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of inhabitants of Monroe county, in the State of Indiana, residing on the reserved township, accompanied by a bill (No. 310) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Schley, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, made an upfavorable report on the petition of Levi M. Roberts; which was read, and laid on the table.

Mr. Bell, of Ohio, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made unfavorable reports on the cases of Meshach Pearson, Elisha Berry, Samuel Hubbard, and Timothy Fisher; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Deming, · Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the cases of George Baskin, Benjamin Thompson, and Benjamin Hall, and that they lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Bockee, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the consideration of the case of John Woodin, and that it lie on the table.

The House again proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Gilmer on the 14th of January; which said resolution is as follows:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to communicate to this House all correspondence which he may have had, or other information in his possession, in relation to the death of Hardiman Owens, a citizen of Alabama, who was lately put to death by a party of regular soldiers; whether said Owens was put to death in the execution of orders from the War Department, or any officer of the United States : and that he also communicate to this House any correspondence which he may have had, or other information in his possession, in relation to any obstructions thrown in the way of the execution of the process of the courts of Alabama, issued for the purpose of bringing to trial those by whom said Owens was killed, and any correspondence or order in rela.

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tion to the removal of said prosecutions to the district court of the
United States.
And on the question that the House do agree to said resolution,
It passed in the affirmative.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Sevier on the 14th of January, relative to suspended patents for lands in Arkansas; and the said resolution being again read, was agreed to by the House.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Foot on the 14th of January, in relation to the organization of the Treasury Department; and the said resolution being again read, was agreed to by the House.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the proposition reported from the Committee on Roads and Canals, to amend the rules of the House; when it was

Ordered, That the further consideration of the said proposition be postponed until the 25th day of the present month.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Mardis on the 14th of January; and, after debate, the hour elapsed, and the debate thereon was suspended.

The House then resumed the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Polk on the 17th of December, that the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to the removal of the deposite of the public funds from the Bank of the United States and its branches to certain State banks, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

The question recurred on the instructions moved by Mr. McDuffie on the same day, and on the amendment to said instruetions, moved by Mr. Jones, of Georgia, on the 14th of January And, after further debate, The previous question was moved by Mr. Muhlenberg. And before it was ascertained that the previous question was, or was not, demanded by a majority of the members present,

A call of the House was moved by Mr. Chilton.

The Speaker decided that, after the previous question was moved, and before it was ascertained whether there was a second to the motion, (which, by the rules of the House, required a majority of the members present,) it was not in order to entertain a motion for a call of the House.

From this decision Mr. Chilton took an appeal to the House; and, after debate, Mr. Chilton withdrew his appeal.

Mr. Adams renewed the appeal, and, after further debate, withdrew it. The appeal was then renewed by Mr. Foster. And the question was put, Shall the decision of the Speaker stand as the judgment of the House ?

s Yeas, . . . . . . . . 115, And passed in the affirmative, 3.

Nays,. . . . . . . . 112.
The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. John Adams

Mr. Benning M. Bean Mr. Abraham Bockee
William Allen
Samuel Beardsley

Charles Bodle
William Baylies
Andrew Beaumont

Ratliff Boon
James L. H. Beale
John Blair

John W. Brown

Mr. Samuel Bunch

Mr. Joseph Henderson
George Burd

Edward Howell
Robert Burns

Henry Hubbard
Jesse A. Bynum

Abel Huntington
Harry Cage

William M. Inge
Churchill C. Cambreleng Richard M. Johnson
Richard B. Carmichael Noadiah Johnson
Zadok Casey

Cave Johnson
John Chaney

Benjamin Jones
Joseph W. Chinn

Edward Kavanagh
Samuel Clark

Amos Lane
Clement C. Clay

Gerrit Y. Lansing
John Coffee

John Laporte
Henry W. Connor

Cornelius W. Lawrence
John Cramer

Luke Lea
Rowland Day

Humphrey H. Leavitt
Philemon Dickerson

George Loyall
David W. Dickinson

Edward Lucas
William C. Dunlap

Chittenden Lyon
Edward Everett

Robert T. Lytle
John B. Forester

Abijah Mann, jr.
Samuel Fowler

Joel K. Mann
William K. Fuller

Samuel W. Mardis
John Galbraith

John Y. Mason
Ransom H. Gillet

Moses Mason, jr.
Joseph Hall

Rufus McIntire
Thomas H. Hall

Isaac McKim
Nicoll Halsey

John McKinley
Edward A. Hannegan Jeremiah McLene
Benjamin Hardin

Charles McVean
Joseph M. Harper

Henry Mitchell
Samuel S. Harrison

Robert Mitchell
Samuel G. Hathaway Henry A. Muhlenberg
Micajah T. Hawkins John Murphy
Albert G. Hawes

Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. Edward Darlington
Heman Allen

Warren R. Davis
John J. Allen

Amos Davis
Chilton Allan

Thomas Davenport
William S. Archer

Edmund Deberry
John Banks

Benjamin F. Deming
Noyes Barber

Harmar Denny
Charles A. Barnitz

Littleton P. Dennis
Daniel L. Barringer

John Dickson
Isaac C. Bates

Joseph Duncan
Martin Beaty

George Evans
John Bel}

Horace Everett
James M. Bell

John Ewing
Horace Binney

John M. Felder
James Blair

Millard Fillmore
George N. Briggs

Samuel A. Foot
John Bull

Thomas F. Foster
Tristam Burges

Philo C. Fuller
John Carr

John H. Fulton
George Chambers

Roger L. Gamble
Thomas Chilton

James H. Gholson
Rufus Choate

George R. Gilmer
Nathaniel H. Claiborne William F. Gordon
William Clark

Benjamin Gorham
Augustine S. Clayton

James Graham
William K. Clowney

William J. Grayson
Thomas Corwin

George Grennell, jr.
Richard Coulter

John K. Griffin
Joseph H. Crane

Hiland Hall
David Crockett

Thomas L. Hamer

Mr. Gayton P. Osgood

Sherman Page
Gorham Parks
James Parker
William Patterson
Dutee J. Pearce
Balie Peyton
Franklin Pierce
Job Pierson
James K. Polk
Patrick H. Pope
Robert Ramsay
Ferdinand S. Schenck
William Schley
Augustine H. Shepperd.
William N. Shinn
Charles Slade
Francis 0. J. Smith
Jesse Speight
James Standifer
John T. Stoddert
William Taylor

John Thomson
• Joel Turrill
Aaron Vanderpoel
Isaac B. Van Houten.
David D. Wagener
Aaron Ward
Daniel Wardwell
Taylor Webster
Reuben Whallon
Campbell P. White
Edward D. White
Henry A. Wise

Mr. Gideon Hard

James Harper
Abner Hazeltine
James P. Heath
William Hiester
Jabez W. Huntington
Leonard Jarvis
William Cost Johnson
Henry King
George L. Kinnard
George W. Lay
Dixon H. Lewis
James Love
Henry C. Martindale.
Thomas A. Marshall
Jonathan McCarty
William McComas
George McDuffie
James J. McKay
Thomas M. T. McKennaa.
Charles F. Mercer
Jesse Miller
John J. Milligan
Samuel McDowell Moore
John M. Patton
Henry L. Pinckney
Franklin E. Plummer
David Potts, jr.
John Reed
Abraham Rencher

Ur. Dudley Selden

Mr. Philemon Thomas Mr. James M. Wayne
William B. Shepard

Christopher Tompkins Frederick Whittlesey
William Slade
James Turner

Elisha Whittlesey
Jonathan Sloane
Samuel Tweedy

Richard H. Wilde
Darid Spangler
Josepb Vance

Lewis Williams
Joel B. Sutherland
Samuel F. Vinton

Edgar C. Wilson
William P. Taylor
Jobn G. Watmough

Ebenezer Young
Francis Thomas
It was then ascertained by a count, by tellers, that the previous ques-
tion was demanded by a majority of the members present.

And a motion was then made by Mr. Chilton that there be a call of the House ; which motion was disagreed to.

A motion was then made by Mr. Burges that the House do adjourn. And the question being put,

Yeas, . . . . . . . . 84, It was decided in the negative, } " Was decided the negative, ) Nays,. . . .

. . . 142. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
11. Jobn Quincy Adams Mr. Thomas Davenport Mr. Dixon H. Lewis
Heman Allen
Edmund Deberry

Henry C. Martindale
Chilton Allan
Benjamin F. Deming

Thomas A. Marshall
John Banks
Harmar Denny

William McComas
Noyes Barber
Littleton P. Dennis

Thomas M. T. McKennan
Charles A. Barnitz
John Dickson

Charles F. Mercer
Daniel L. Barringer
George Evans

John J. Milligan
Isaac C. Bates
Edward Everett

Samuel McDowell Moore
Martin Beaty
Horace Everett

Henry L. Pinckney
James M. Bell
John M. Felder

David Potts, jr.
Horace Binney
Samuel A. Foot

John Reed
George N. Briggs
Thomas F. Foster

Dudley Selden
Joba Boll
John H. Fulton

William B. Shepard
George Burd
Roger L. Gamble

William Slade
Tristan Burges
James H. Gholson

Jonathan Sloane
George Chambers
William F. Gordon

David Spangler
Thomas Chilton
Benjamin Gorham

William P. Taylor
Rufus Choate
William J. Grayson

Philemon Thomas
Nathaniel H. Claiborne George Grennell, jr.

Christopher Tompkins William Clark John K. Griffin

Samuel Tweedy
Augustine S. Clayton Hiland Hall

Joseph Vance
William K. Clowney
Gideon Hard

Samuel F. Vinton
Richard Coulter
Benjamin Hardin

John G. Watmough
Joseph H. Crane
James Harper

Edward D. White
David Crockett
Abner Hazeltine

Frederick Whittlesey
Edvard Darlington
James P. Heath

Lewis Williams
Warren R. Davis

Jabez W. Huntington Edgar C. Wilson
Amos Davis

William Cost Johnson Ebenezer Young .
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Samuel Bunch

Mr. Philemon Dickerson
John J. Allen
Robert Burns

David W. Dickinson
William Allen
Jesse A. Bynum

Joseph Duncan
William S. Archer
Harry Cage

William C. Dunlap
William Baylies

Churchill C. Cambreleng John Ewing
James M. H. Beale

Richard B. Carmichael Millard Fillmore
Benning M. Bean
John Carr

John B. Forester
Samuel Beardsley
Zadok Casey

Samuel Fowler
Andrew Beaumont
Jobn Chaney

Philo C. Fuller
John Bell
Joseph W. Chinn

William K. Fuller
James Blair
Samuel Clark

John Galbraith
John Blair
Clement C. Clay

Ransom H. Gillet
Abraham Bockee
John Coffee

George R. Gilmer
Charles Bodle
Henry W. Connor

James Graham
Ratliff Boon
John Cramer

Joseph Hall
John W. Brown
Rowland Day

Thomas H. Hall

Hr. John Adams

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