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Mr. Warren R. Davis. Mr. George Grennell, jr., Mr. David Potts, jr.
William P. Taylor
Samuel F. Vinton
John G. Watmough
Edward D. White
Henry C. Martindale Elisha Whittlesey George R. Gilmer · William McComas
Richard H. Wilde
Thomas M. T. McKennan Lewis Williams
Henry A. Wise ** James Graham
Samuel McDowell Moore Ebenezer Young
Mr. Micajah T. Hawkins Mr. Sherman Page
John M. Patton
Dutee J. Pearce
James K. Polk
Patrick H. Pope
Ferdinand S. Schenck
William B. Shepard
Augustine H. Shepperd
William N. Shinn
Francis O. J. Smith
Humphrey H. Leavitt. Jesse Speight
John T. Stoddert
Joel B. Sutherland
Samuel W. Mardis - William Taylor
Isaac B. Van Houten
David D. Wagener
James M. Wayne
Henry A. Muhlenberg Taylor Webster
Campbell P. White
Edgar C. Wilson
The first resolution recommended in the said report was then read as follows:
Resolved, That Thomas P. Moore, Esquire, is entitled to the seat in this House to represent the fifth congressional district of the State of Kentucky.
A motion was made by Mr. Banks to amend the said resolution by striking out all thereof after the word Resolved, and inserting the following, viz. " That all the legal 'votes which were received in Lancaster,
Garrard county, whilst Moses Grant, Esquire, acted as one of the judges, on
Mr. Dickson, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill (No. 101 ) entitled “An act for the relief of John S. Flemming, administrator de bonis non of John Syme, deceased," and found the same to be truly enrolled; when I
The Speaker signed the said bill..
A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dickins, chief clerk in the Department of State, which was delivered at the Speaker's table.
The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Elections on the contest between Thomas P. Moore and Robert P. Letcher for the seat as the member for the fifth congressional district of the State of Kentucky
The question recurred on the amendment moved by Mr. Banks to the first resolution recommended by the Committee of Elections.
A division of the question on the said amendment was called for the question to be first put on so much as relates to the votes taken whilst M. Grant acted as one of the judges...
And, after further debate,
THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1834.
On motion of Mr. McComas, by leave, . Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be instructed to inquire into the expediency of subscribing stoek to the James River and Kenhawa Company, in the State of Virginia.
The House, by consent, proceeded to the consideration of the resolu.. tion reported by Mr. Chinn, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, on the 20th instant; when
Mr. Williams moved to amend the same by setting apart Thursday, the 5th of June, for the consideration of bills in relation to the Territories ; which motion was agreed to.
The said resolution was then agreed to as amended, viz.
Resolved, That Thursday, the 5th day of June next, be set apart for the consideration of bills in relation to the Territories; and that Friday and Saturday, the 6th and 7th days of June, be set apart for the consideration of bills in relation to the District of Columbia. i
M r. Elisha Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of George Bender, accompanied by a bill (No. 491) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed
a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.
Mr. Elisha Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made unfavor. able reports on the cases of Eli Davis, junior, Bernard Fowler, and Samuel Overton, Andrew Flannigan, and others, and Samuel C. Duncan; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Whittlesey, Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be discharged from the consideration of the memorial of Louis Marchand, and that the said memorial be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Leave being given, Mr. Wayne submitted the following joint resolution, viz.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Librarian of Congress be authorized to deliver to each member of the present Congress who was not a member of the last Congress, two copies of the return of the last census of the inhabitants of the United States; and that it may be lawful for the said members to transmit the said copies free of postage, by mail.
The said resolution was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.
Mr. Clay, from the Committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill (No. 492) to authorize the sale of lots in the town of St. Marks, in Florida; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow.
Mr. Connor, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, reported a bill (No. 493 ) to establish certain post roads, and to alter and discontinue others, and for other purposes; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.
Mr. Archer, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made a report on the petition of John McColgan; which report was ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Pierce, of New Hampshire, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of citizens of the State of New York, presented on the 5th of March, for a change in the place of holding the district court of the United States for the northern district of New York, and that the said memorial do lie on the table. .. On motion of Mr. Wayne, by leave, it was
Ordered, That two thousand copies, extra, be printed of the report of the committee on the subject of the compensation of naval officers, made on the 17th instant.
Mr. Stoddert, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which was referred the bill from the Senate (No. 62) entitled “ An act to provide for the construction and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad within the District of Columbia,” reported the same without amendment.
Ordered, That the said bill be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.
On motion of Mr. Thomas, of Louisiana, by leave, Resolved, That the Committee on Commerce examine into the expe
diency of erecting a light-house at the mouth of Chefonte, on Lake Pontchartrain, in the State of Louisiana.
The message received from the President of the United States yesterday, was read, and is as follows :
WASHINGTON, May 21, 1834.
This convention has been ratified by me, agreeably to the constitution, and will be immediately transmitted to Madrid, where it will, doubtless, be ratified by her Majesty
It is deemed proper to communicate the convention thus early, that provision may be made for carrying the first article into effect, as soon as The ratifications shall have been exchanged, in order that our citizens may, with as little delay as possible, obtain the stipulated compensation.
ANDREW JACKSON. The said message was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. · The rule being suspended for the purpose,
The resolution moved by Mr. Lane on the 10th of April, and laid on the table, respecting the construction of a railroad in the State of Indiana, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.
On motion of Mr. Sutherland,
Mr. Gillet and Mr. Lincoln were appointed.
On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, it was · Ordered, That the use of the hall of this House be given for the purpose of holding therein, on Monday evening next, the 26th instant, a meeting of citizens of the United States, to devise measures for the benefit of certain Polish exiles.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill of this House (No. 397) entitled “. An act to revive and amend. An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States,' passed on the ad day of M arch, 1831, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the 14th day of July, 1832," with amendments, in which I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed bills of the following titles, viz.
No. 61, An act for the relief of Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Lieutenant Richard Wilde, deceased ;
No. 80. An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports,” approved July 14, 1832;
N o. 177. An act for the relief of the Roman Catholic Church at St. Louis, Missouri;
w hich bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House. And hen he withdrew.
The House resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee
member of this House moore and Robert P.
listrict of Kentue
of Elections on the contest between Thomas P. Moore and Robert P. Letcher for the seat as the member of this House for the fifth congressional district of Kentucky
The question recurred on the first division of the amendment moved by Mr. Banks to the first resolution recommended by the Committee of Elections. · And, after further debate,
Mr. Thomas, from the committee appointed on the 4th day of April, for the purposes of ascertaining, as far as practicable, the cause of the commercial embarrassment and distress complained of by numerous citizens of the United States in sundry memorials which have been presented to Congress at the present session, and of inquiring whether the charter of the Bank of the United States has been violated; and, also, what corruptions and abuses have existed in its management; whether it has used its corporate power, or money, to control the press, to interfere in politics, or influence elections, and whether it has had any agency, through its management or money, in producing the existing pressure ; also, to inspect the books and examine into the proceedings of the said Bank, and whether the provisions of the charter have been violated or not, and what abuses, corruptions, or malpractices have existed in the management of the said Bank; and, also, to examine into the affairs of the said Bank and branches; and, further, to visit the principal Bank or any of its branches, for the purpose of inspecting the books, correspondence, accounts, and other papers connected with its management or business, by unanimous consent, made a report, the 'consideration of which was postponed until Tuesday, the 3d of June next.
Mr. Edward Everett, from the minority of the same committee, also made a report, the consideration of which was postponed until Tuesday, the 3d of June next.
The House then resumed the consideration of the report of the Committee of Elections; when
A motion was made by Mr. Clayton that the House do adjourn.
Nays, . . . . . . . . 92.
Those who voted in the affirmative, are, Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. Augustine S. Clayton Mr. Rice Garland • Heman Allen
William K. Clowney
James H. Gholson
George R. Gilmer
William F. Gordon
William J. Grayson
Samuel S. Harrison
William W. Ellsworth Jabez W. Huntington
William M. Inge
George W. Lay
Henry C. Martindale