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The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Mardis on the 14th of January, as modified on the 19th of February instant ; and, after further debate thereon, the hour elapsed, and the debate was further suspended until to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting sundry statements, viz.

First. A statement of contracts authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, during the year 1833;

Second. A statement of contracts relative to light-houses, beacons, buoys, &c. ;

Third. A statement of payments in 1833, on account of miscellaneous claims;

Fourth. A statement of expenditures from the marine hospital fund for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, during the year 1832; which letter and statements were laid on the table.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on sundry bills, viz.

No. 50. A bill for the relief of Susan Decatur and others;

No. 101. A bill for the relief of John S. Fleming, administrator de bonis non of John Syme, deceased;

No. 132. A bill for the relief of Edmund Brooke;
No. 111. A bill for the return of duties on certain pieces of sculpture ;
No. 154. A bill granting pensions to persons therein named;
No. 155. A bill for the relief of Henry Oakes;
No. 156. A bill for the relief of Francoise Suzore;
No. 157. A bill for the relief of Henry and Robert Sewall;

No. 158. A bill for the relief, in part, of the crew of the brig Sarah George;

No. 162. A bill for the relief of William S. Cockerille ;
No. 163. A bill for the relief of James Marsh;
No. 215. A bill for the relief of Stephen Kingston ;
No. 166. A bill for the relief of John C. Naylor;

No. 171. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of William Rogers, deceased;

No. 173. A bill for the relief of William Enos;

No. 175. A bill for the relief of Judith Thomas and Daniel Palmer ; and, after some time spent in Committee of the Whole, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Connor reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bills under consideration, and made some progress therein, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House have leave to sit again on the said bills. The rule being suspended,

On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, of Ohio, it was Ordered, That the American Temperance Society have leave to hold its anniversary meeting in the hall of this House on the evening of Tuesday next, the 25th instant. And then,

On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Louisiana,
The House adjourned until Monday next, 12 o'clock meridian.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1834. Mr. Parks presented the proceedings and a memorial adopted at a meeting of citizens of Bangor, in the State of Maine, praying that the charter of the Bank of the United States may be renewed with modifications, or that another bank may be incorporated, which shall be the depository of the public money.

Mr. Huntington, of Connecticut, presented a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of the Bank of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, in favor of a recharter of the Bank of the United States, and of a restoration of the deposite of the public money to said Bank.

Mr. Huntington, of Connecticut, presented a similar resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of the Phenix Bank of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut.

Mr. Huntington, of Connecticut, also presented a memorial of the several banks in the city of Norwich, in the State of Connecticut, in favor of rechartering the Bank of the United States, and of restoring to that Bank the deposite of the public funds.

Mr. Foot presented the proceedings of a meeting of a large number of the citizens of the city of Newhaven, in the State of Connecticut, held on the 13th of February instant, in favor of rechartering the Bank of the United States, and of restoring to that Bank the deposite of the public funds.

Mr. Selden presented a memorial of merchants, mechanics, and others, of the city of Troy, in the State of New York, setting forth the derangement in the money market, and in the commerce of the country, and suggesting that these derangements have arisen from the want of harmony between the Government and the moneyed institutions of the country, and praying relief from Congress.

Mr. Shinn presented a memorial of citizens of the county of Burlington, in the State of New Jersey, praying that the deposite of the public money may be restored to the Bank of the United States.

Mr. Potts presented a memorial of inhabitants of the county of Chester, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the deposite of the public money may be restored to the Bank of the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials and resolutions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a memorial of merchants of Salem, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that the system commonly called “the warehouse system,” may be established ; that the cash, and short credi system for duties, as now existing, may be abolished, and the forme credit system restored ; that fees of custom-house officers may be abolish ed; and that an importer may not be compelled to deposite his origina invoice at the custom-house; and, also, complaining of the multiplication of useless and vexatious custom-house oaths; which memorial was re ferred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Evans presented a petition of Isaac Carter, of the State of Maine

Mr. Gorham presented a petition of John Jewell, of the State of Mas sachusetts ;

Mr. McVean presented a petition of Frederick Sammons, of the Stat of New York ;

Mr. Wardwell presented a petition of Stephen H. Hosley, of the State of New York; praying, respectively, that their names may be inscribed on the list of invalid pensioners of the United States.

Mr. Whallon presented a petition of Thomas Reynolds, of the State of New York, praying for the arrearages of pension to which he thinks he is entitled.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Ward, Ordered, That the petition of Daniel Dunham, presented February 4, 1833, be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Kavanagh presented a petition of John Dall, praying to be allowed a pension for services rendered in the revolutionary war.

Mr. Pierce presented a petition of Adam Smith, praying compensation for services rendered in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a petition of Isaac Johnson, of the State of New York, praying to be allowed a pension for services rendered in the war of the revolution.

Mr. Gillet presented a petition of Daniel Kinney, of the State of New York, praying for the arrears of pension to which he conceivęs he is entitled.

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

Mr. Hathaway presented a petition of inhabitants of the counties of Cortlandt and Onondaga, in the State of New York ;

Mr. Dickerson presented a petition of inhabitants of Bergen county, in the State of New Jersey ; praying for the establishment of certain post routes therein designated and described.

Mr. Martindale presented a petition of John Strong, of the State of New York, a sub-contractor for carrying the United States mail on the route from Saratoga Springs, New York, to Manchester, Vermont, praying that a fine of fifty dollars, imposed on him on the first day of October, 1832, for delivering a wet mail, may be remitted.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Jarvis presented a petition of Andrew Harper, of the city of Washington, praying indemnity for losses he sustained by entering into a contract with the Commissioner of the Publie Buildings, to do certain publie work in said city ; which losses he states were occasioned by the act of the public agents.

Mr. Baylies presented a memorial of inhabitants of Rehoboth, in the county of Bristol, in the State of Massachusetts, praying Congress to abolish slavery within the District of Columbia.

Mr. Whallon presented a memorial of inhabitants of the counties of Essex, Clinton, and Franklin, in the State of New York, praying Congress to abolish slavery within the District of Columbia.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee for the Distriet of Columbia. Mr. Hubbard presented a memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, for the improvement of the harbor of St. Augustine, in said Territory; which memorial was referred to the Committee on Commerce.

. On motion of Mr. Hubbard, . · Ordered, That the survey of the harbor of St. Augustine, in the Territory of Florida, communicated to this House by the President of the United States, on the 22d April, 1830, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Dutee J. Pearce presented a memorial of merchants, shipowners, and shipmasters, of the district of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, praying that two buoys and eight dolphins may be placed at suitable points near the channel of Providence river, northward of Field's point.

Mr. Turrill presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Niagara, praying that an appropriation may be made to remove the bar at the mouth of Eighteen Mile creek, on Lake Ontario.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Hubbard presented a memorial of the judges of the judicial districts of Middle Florida, East Florida, and Southern Florida, in the Territory of Florida, praying for an increase of their respective salaries; which petition was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Hubbard, Ordered, That the petition of William H. Hunt, of Florida, presented December 23, 1829, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Osgood presented a petition of Hannah Richardson, of the State of Massachusetts, praying to be allowed and paid the seven years' half pay to which she conceives herself entitled as the widow of Wadleigh Noyes, who was killed while a lieutenant in the army of the revolution,

Mr. Ward presented a petition of the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, in the county of Westchester, in the State of New York, praying to be paid for their church buildings destroyed by the British forces in the war of the revolution, while said buildings were occupied by troops of the United States.

Mr. Howell presented a petition of Truman Spencer, of the State of New York, praying for a grant of the bounty land to which he conceives himself entitled as a soldier in the army of the revolution.

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

Mr. Gillet presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of St. Lawrence, in the State of New York, praying that an appropriation may be made to improve the navigation of the river St. Lawrence from Ogdensburg to the 45th degree of north latitude.

Mr. Clark, of New York, presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Wayne, in the State of New York, for the improvement of the navigation of Little Sodus bay.

Mr. Turrill presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of New York, praying that provision may be made for the improvement of the navigation of the river Alleghany from Pittsburg, in Pennsylvania, to Olean point, in New York.

Mr. Turrill presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Niagara,

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in the State of New York, praying that a route for a ship canal, to connect Lakes Erie and Ontario, may be surveyed, preparatory to the construction of such a canal.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

On motion of Mr. Noyes Barber, Ordered, That the claim of David Frink, presented January 10, 1831, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Fillmore, Ordered, That the petition of Zebulon Ketchum, presented February 4, 1828, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Bockee presented a petition of Michael S. Martin, of the State of New York, praying to be paid for his services as a collector of fines imposed on the militia of the counties of Dutchess and Columbia, for nonperformance of militia duty in the late war with Great Britain.

Mr. Turrill presented a petition of William Baker, of the State of New York, praying to be paid the value of the damage done to his dwellinghouse in Sackett's Harbor by troops of the United States, in the year 1813.

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

On motion of Mr. Whallon, Ordered, That the petition of Ahaz Hayes, presented January 24, 1832, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Whallon, Ordered, That the petition of Benjamin Mooers, presented February 18, 1833, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Whallon presented a petition of inhabitants of the county of Essex, in the State of New York, praying that an appropriation may be made to improve the navigation of the Hudson river; which petition was committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill for the improvement of the navigation of said river.

Mr. Whallon presented a petition of merchants and masters of vessels at Essex, on Lake Champlain, in the State of New York, praying that a light-house may be erected on Split Rock, on said lake; which petition was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the bill (No. 240) for the erection of light-houses, light-boats, beacons, and monuments.

Mr. Huntington, of Connecticut, presented a memorial of the officers of the army of the United States stationed at Fort Monroe, on the Chesapeake bay, against the passage of the bill now pending in this House for the relief of the widows and orphans of officers of the army of the United States; which memorial was referred to the Committee of the Whole House to which said bill is committed.

Mr. Muhlenberg presented a memorial of farmers, mechanics, manufacturers, and others, citizens of the county of Berks, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying that the deposite of the public money may be restored to the Bank of the United States; which memorial was read, and referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, and was ordered to be printed.

A motion was then made by Mr. Watmough that the names signed to the said memorial be also printed.

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