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A motion was then made by Mr. Ross, and second. ed, that the committee of the whole House te dis. charged from the farther consideration of the said bill.

And the question being taken thereon,
It was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the said bill be committed to Mr. Fisk, Mr. Pitkin, Mr. Bibb, Mr. Jones, Mr. Whitman, Mr. Weakley, and Mr. Jenkins.

The several orders of the day were farther post. poned until tomorrow.

And then the House adjourncd until to-morrow morning, eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, February 6, 1810.

Another member, to wit: from Massachusetts, Orchard Cook, appeared and took his seat in the House.

Ordered, That the report of the Committee on the District of Columbia, on the petitions of the presidents and directors of the banks of Al-xandria, Potomac, and Washington, and of the Union bank of Georgetown, made on the second instant, be referred to a committee of the whole House on Friday next.

Mr. Newton, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, made a report on the petition of Tristram Hussey, referred on the fourth of December last, which was read and referred to a coinmittee of the whole House on Friday next.

Mr. Roane, from the joint committee for enrolled bills, reported, that the committee did, yesterday, present to the President of the United States, for his approbation, the following enrolied bills, to wit:

*. An act extending certain privileges therein mentioned to Joseph Joshua Duster," and

An act for the relief of Harry C..ldwell and Amasa Jackson, Jeremiah Reynolds and Levin Jones."

The House proceeded to consider the resolution submitted on the fourth of December last, by Mr. Nicholson, and the same being read in the following words, to wit:

Resolved, That provision be made by law for a general national establishment of banks throughout the United States; and that the profits arising from the same, together with such surplusses of revenue as may accrue, be appropriated for the "general wel. fare" in the construction of public roads and canals, and the establishment of seminaries for educa. tion throughout the United States.

A division of the question on the said resolution was called for by Mr. Sawyer, to the word “states," inclusive, in the second line of the resolution.

A motion was made by Mr. Ross, and seconded, that the first member contained within the same, to the word “ states," inclusive, in the second line, be referred to a committee of the whole House.

And the question being taken thereon,
It was determined in the negative.

A motion was then made by Mr. Sawyer, that the said first member be referred to a select committee.

And the question being taken thereon, It was determined in the negative. Mr. Dawson presented a petition of John Nelson, of the state of Virginia, praying to be allowed and paid the arrearages of pay due for his services as a Captain in the Virginia line of the revolutionary army.

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

On motion of Mr. Montgomery, and seconded, Resolved, That the committee appointed on so much of the President's message of the twenty-ninth of November last, as relates to the military establishment of the United States, be instructed to inquire whether any and what alteration it is expedient to make in the act, entitled “An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies

of the United States," and that they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.

Mr. Hale presented a petition of Charles Rinaldi, of Portsmouth, state of New Hampshire, praying compensation for the maintenance of a number of sailors during the existence of the several acts laying and executing an embargo within the United States.

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

Mr. Morrow, from the Committee on the Public Lands, who were directed by a resolution of the House of the first of December last, to inquire into the ex. pediency of confirming the right of the city of New Orleans to the common of said city, and resting in the said city of Orleans the public and vacant lots of ground within the same, made a report thereon, which was read, and the resolution therein contained concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the time prescribed by the third section of the act respecting claims to land in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana, for carrying into effect the provision therein contained, ought to be ex. tended, subject to the terms, conditions and reserva. tions mentioned in the said section.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursu. ant to the said resolution, and that the Committee on the Public Lands do prepare and bring in the same.

On motion of Mr. Morrow, and seconded, Resolved, That the Committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire, whợther any, and what further provision is necessary to be made for settling the claims to land, and for surveying and sale of the land of the United States, in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana, and that the committee report by bill or otherwise.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to extend the time for locating Virginia military land warrants, and for returning the surveys

thereon to the Secretary for the Department of War; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker re. sumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration and made several amendments thereto, which were read and severally concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to prevent the issuing of sea letters, except to certain vessels; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made an amendment thereto, which was read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Edward Coles, notifying that the President did, yesterday, approve and sign an act, entitled “ An act for the relief of Harry Caldwell and Amasa Jackson, Jeremiah Reynolds and Levin Jones," and an act, entitled “ An act to extend certain privi. leges therein mentioned, to Joseph Joshua Dyster."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do inform the Senate thereof.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Ofis, their $ecretary.

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill entitled “ An act for the relief of John N. Stout :" and then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill to revive and make permanent, “ An act to prescribe the mode of taking evidence in cases of contested elections for members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to compel the attendance of witnesses," and in addition to the

same; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Pitkin reported, that the cominittee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration and made several amendments thereto, which were read and concurred in by the House.

The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.

And the House adjourned until to-morrow morning, eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 1810. Ordered, That Mr. Tallmadge have leave to be absent from the service of this House for two weeks, and Mr. Nelson for one weck, from Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Johnson, Ordered, Thit the petition and documents of John Davis, administrator of Samuel G. East, accompany. ing a bill for the benefit of the estate of Samuel G. East, be referred to the Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Johnson, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Jacob Mancius and Jane Ann Mancius, referred on the seventh of December last, which was read, and the resolution therein contained concurred in by the House, as follows:

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitioners ought not to be granted.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, made a report on the petition of Elizabeth Brodhead, referred on the sixth ultimo, which was read, and referred to a committee of the whole House, on Friday next.

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, also made a report on the petition of James Sawyers, referred on the fifteenth of December last, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On a motion made, and leave given by the House,

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, presented a bill for the relief of William Hastings, which was re. ceived and read the first time.

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