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Mr. MASON. I have no disposition to thwart Mr. MASON. I hope that modification will, that they ask for nothing that they do not really the views of gentlemen upon these committees to not be made.
need, and that their object is to economize. Thev obtain aid in performing iheir appropriate duties. Mr. ORR. I move to refer the matter to the are willing that the resolution shall be so altered I have no doubt, from what I understand from the Committee on Accounts.
as to authorize the employment of one clerk for chairman of the Committee on the Post Office and Mr. TUCK. I hope this resolution will not be both conmmittees, and I hope that amendment will Post Roads, that he has need sometimes of a clerk. referred at all. There are certain things which, in be proposed by the gentleman from North CaroI have no doubt, from the representations of the the progress of legislation, it is necessary to sub- 'i lina. chairman of the Military Committee, the Naval mit to the regulation of the committees of this ! Mr. STANLY. I approve of the amendment Committee, and other commitiees, that they have House; and if there is one question which, beyond suggested by the gentleman from Alabama, and I at times use for a clerk. I have but little doubt all others, every committee should be competent to
also wish to add a proviso respecting the time that there are a number of clerks in the employ- | decide for themselves, it is whether they require a
for which this clerk shall be employed. ment of the House now, paid out of the contin- clerk.
The SPEAKER stated the question to be on gent fund, who have plenty of time, to give the Now, shall we, when the chairman of such an the amendment of the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. assistance required by all these committees. If | important committee as that upon Naval Affairs, SWEETSER) to the resolution reported from the you will look at the law allowing clerks, and comes here at the unanimous request of his com- Committee on Naval Aflairs. other officers of the House, as I undertand it, you mittee and asks for a clerk, hesitate to give one to Mr. ORR. 1 desire to inquire of the Chair if will find that there are eight c!erks and three mes- them—especially when that request is backed by the gentleman from Kentucky did not submit a sengers allowed by that law. If you look over the statement which has been made that the chair- motion to refer the resolution, which will be first the list of those who come to our committee-the man is compelled to employ a clerk, at his own
in order? Committee on Accounts—for pay every month, expense, to attend to his own business, in order il The SPEAKER. That is true. The gentleyou will find that there are forty clerks who come to give him the time which it is absolutely neces- man from Kentucky submitted a motion to reter for pay; and the balance, except these eight, are sary for him to bestow upon the duties of his posi- | the resolution to a select committee, with instrucpaid out of the contingent fund of the House, as tion? This is being "penny wise and pound tool- tions, and the gentleman from South Carolina they are clerks whose offices are not created by ish.” It is wasting the valuable time of this House moved that it be referred to the Committee on Aclaw. I would suggest that the whole subject be to discuss such trifling matters.
counts with the same instructions. referred to some standing committee of the
I am surprised, when a request is made for the Mr. ORR. The gentleman from Kentucky acHouse, or a select committee, for the purpose of employment of a clerk, and it is shown that a clerk cepted my amendment. ascertaining what is necessary-legalizing the is needed, that the gentleman from Kentucky The CLERK then read the motion as modified; whole by an act of Congress, and thus to prevent should rise and say that there are several clerk's | it is as follows: the numerous applications, and the making of in the offices who have nothing to do. What That the resolution from the Committee on Na. clerkships, which are daily made to give places has that to do with this subject? Introduce a val Affairs be referred to the Committee on Acto individuals. I take it for granted they are all resolution to dispense with those supernumerary counts, with instructions to inquire into the numuseful: but the contingent fund of this House is clerks, and I will vote for it; but that has nothing ber of clerks already employed in the service of increasing enormously, not only in the addition to do with the question now before us.
It is ne
this House, and whether the number may not be of officers of the House, but in other respects. cessary that this committee should have a clerk,
reduced without detriment to the public service; The country will look to those who are in power and I hope that the House will not refuse to allow and that they have leave to report by bill or otherhere to regulate this matter, and to introduce them one.
wise. more economy.
I do not make any charges And now, having made these few remarks, I Mr. STANLY. I have no objection to that against any particular individual, or against ofti- dislike to call for the previous question; but at the motion, and hope the House will agree to it, and cers of this House, in respect to the increase of request of many gentlemen around me, I demand then adopt an amendment which I want to offer, these clerks. There are a number of clerks here it.
and which I suppose would not now be in order. for making land maps. I understand that there Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, moved to lay the The amendment I wish to see adopted is this: that are some thirteen or fourteen employed upon that resolution upon the table.
the Committee on Naval Affairs be authorized to work, by order of the House. 'There are about Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, called for the employ a clerk for three or four months, as they as many more upon the index for private claims, yeas and nays; and they were ordered.
may deem expedient and proper. making thus some thirty-seven or thirty-eight. The question was then put, and it was decided Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I will say to All these, by resolution of the House, are paid in the negative-yeas 72, nays 84; as follows: the gentleman before he goes further, that I would out of the contingent fund. In addition to these, YEAS--Messrs. Charles Allen, Willis Allen, John Ap
be perfectly satisfied with that amendment, and I there are clerks employed by several of the com- pleton, Averett, Babcock, Beale, Bragg, Albert G. Brown, have no doubt that the other members of the committees, and here are applications for several George H. Brown, Buell, Chastain, Curtis, Daniel, Daw- mittee would be satisfied with it. All we desire more. I understand from the clerk, who has had sou, Dockery, Duncan, Dunham, Eastman, Evans, Faulk
is to be able to get our work done. ner, Ficklin, Gorman, Hall, Harper, Isham G. Harris, charge of this land map business, now in the
Haws, Hascall, Haven, Hebard, Hendricks, Holladay, Mr. STANLY. I have no objection to allowPension Office, (Mr. Wilson,) that these maps are Houston, Thomas Y. How, Hunter, Jackson, Andrew ing any committee of this House a clerk to assist of some utility; but the Commissioner of the Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, George W. Jones, J. Glancy them in preparing their bills; but if we were to General Land Office himself thinks they are of
Jones, Preston King, Kuhns, Letcher, Mace, Humphrey
allow them one without limiting the time, I know no earthly use. There is a diilerence of opinion Miner, Molony, Nabers, Outlaw, Samuel W. Parker, Peas- that he would be retained during the whole session, about them. The Commissioner told me this lee, John Phelps, Russell, Sackett, Schermerhorn, Smith, even if we were to sit nine or ten months, as we morning that, after the maps were made, it was Stanly, Benjamin Stanton, Alexander H. Stephens, Stroth
did at the last long session. There is not a com. only necessary to keep one clerk there, for the
er, Sutherland, George W. Thompson, Venable, Wallace,
mittee of this House that does not stand in need purpose of marking out the land as it was sold,
NAYS-Messrs. Aiken, Andrews, William Appleton,
of a clerk, if gentlemen consult their own comfort which shows the whole land belonging to the Thos. H. Bayly, Bartlett, Bell, Bibighaus, Bowie, Bowne, and ease. The Committees of Claims, on PriGovernment unsold. The clerk blots over that
Brenton, Briggs, Busby, E. Carrington Cabell, Caldwell, vate Land Claims, on the Judiciary, all need which has been sold with a red pen. asked Mr.
Lewis D. Campbell, Thompson Campbell, Cartier, Caskie,
clerks, and the Committee on Commerce are now Butterfield when these maps would be finished; Cottman, Disney, Doty, Durkee, Edgerton, Fitch, Flor- wanting one and importuning the House to allow and he said when the lasi quarter section was ence, Fowler, Freeinan, Henry M. Fuller, Gamble, Gay
We shall have to authorize every comsold.
lord, Giddings, Goodenow, Green, Grey, Grow, Sampson | mittee to employ a clerk if they think it necessary,
W. Harris, Howard, John W. Howe, John Johnson, RobMr. STANTON, of Tennessee. Will my friend ert W. Johnson, George G. King, Lockhart, Mann, Mason,
and then what shall we see? Gentlemen want allow me to suggest, that the Committee on Naval McNair, Meade, Henry D. Moore, Morrison, Newton, Olds, clerks who have a large mass of private business Affairs would be willing to take one of these clerks? Orr, Andrew Parker, Penniman, Powell, Price, Riddle, to attend to, like the chairman of the Committee Mr. MASON. Some think they are useful, and
Robbins, Robinson, Schoolcrant, Schooninaker, Scudder, some not. I have not examined the subject to Scurry, David L. Seymour, Origen S. Seymour, Skelton,
on Naval Affairs, who says he has been obliged to Frederick P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Abraham P. pay out of his own pocket for a clerk to attend to his know whether they are useless. I suggest that it Stevens, Stratton, Stuart, Sweetser, Thurston, Townshend, private business. There are fifty or sixly gentiewould be better to refer the matter to a standing Tuck, Walbridge, Walsh, Welch, and Williams-84. men in the House who are in the same situation. or select committee, to examine into the whole So the House refused to lay the resolution upon There is not a man in the House who does not subject, and inquire into the duties and business the table.
have occasionally to employ an assistant. Now, of these different clerks and apportion their labors The question recurred on seconding the demand I am against this whole business. If this thing justly. There is great complaint that their labors for the previous question.
goes on, eight or ten committees will have clerks are apportioned unjustly, Some men get $900 a
Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I wish to
fastened upon them, and we shall have established year and work preliy hard, while other men who offer another amendment, if it be in order.
the precedent that the committees of this House work only an hour or two in the day, get the same The SPEAKER. It is not in order to offer an are hereafter to employ clerks. It is not the Demidentical pay. Whether those who work hard get amendment pending the call for the previous ocratic party alone; we are all men of like puasa too little, or those who do not work at all get 100 question.
sions and feelings, and when we get into power much, is a matter for the committee to inquire into. Mr.STANLY. I ask the gentleman from New we shall want to have clerks also. When a place I move that the whole subject be referred to a Hampshire to withdraw the call for the previous cannot be found for a favorite elsewhere, it will be select committee, with the express wish that I shall question.
easy to make one for him here. These places are not be put upon it.
Mr. TUCK. Will you renew it?
expected even now by gentlemen outside of this Mr. ORR: hope the motion of the gentleman Mr. STANLY. I will.
House. I think it necessary to put a stop to this from Kentucky will be modified, so as to refer this Mr. TUCK. Then I withdraw the demand for thing at once. If the committee say that it is nematter to the Committee on Accounts, of which the previons question.
cessary for them to have a clerk to enable them to he is chairman. He knows more about it than Mr. COBB, (Mr. Stanly yielding the Aoor.) | get on with their business, allow them to employ any other member of this House, and will, I doubt The resolution contemplates that two committees one, but limit the time during which he shall be noi, be able to give the House more satisfaction shall be allowed one clerk each. Now, I have employed. Do not allow them to employ a clerk than any select committee which can be raised, || consulted with the honorable gentlemen who pre- | in directing documents for them. would do.
side over those committees, and I am satisfied Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, (Mr. STANLY
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yielding the floor.) As I suppose the gentleman || Navy, is referred to the committee. These claim- purpose, said, I desire, in the first place, to inquire intends to move the previous question, according ants have their agents here, or are here themselves, whether the resolution as it now stands provides to his promise, I wish to say a word or two upon and are constantly urging upon the members of the for giving a clerk to each of the two committees this subject now. The resolution declares that committee to examine their particular cases, and nanied in it, or only one for both? these clerks shall be appointed with the usual pay it is almost impossible to avoid yielding to these The SPEAKER. The original resolution proor salary. Now, I do not know what is usual.. I solicita'ions. For myself, as a member of that vides for giving a clerk to the Committee on Nawant the gentleman who introduced the resolution, committee, I do not act upon these cases until I val Affairs. An amendment has been offered to to tell the House what he means by it.
have the full information from the Department give a clerk also to the Committee on the Post Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I do not know necessary to predicate my report upon. This in- Office and Post Roads. what is usual.
volves upon me the necessity either of going to Mr. HEBARD. I do not pretend to know Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia. Four dollars a day. || the Departments, and from one clerk to another, very much about the interests or the wants of the Mr. MASON. Tbe usual compensation for spending whole days there in getting this informa- Committee on Naval Affairs. But during the last all these clerks is fifteen hundred dollars; and at ilon, or else of a very extensive correspondence, | Congress I was appointed a member of the Comthe end of every session, we give them two hun- and my whole time is thus occupied. We ask to mittee on the Post Office and Post Roads, and those dred and fifty dollars extra.
be allowed to employ a clerk, not for the purpose who were members of that committee will probaMr. STEPHENS. Then, that is what we are of making out our reports, but for the purpose of bly recollect, that during that Congress there was to understand to be the usual compensation. Now, obtaining the necessary information.
considerable business for that committee to do. notwithstanding the remarks of the gentleman from Mr. ŠTEPHENS. Then, that comes right || The whole subject of postage, and everything Tennessee, I do not see what these clerks can have | down to the point which I pressed upon the gen- | connected with the post offices of the country, to do; and I want the gentleman to tell me again,
tleman from Tennessee. If any persons have were overhauled, and we were borne down with distinctly, what he wants with a clerk. Does he claims against this Government, connected with the number of petitions and memorials from every want to draw up the reports of the committee? the Navy or Army Departments, let them present | portion of the country upon that subject. The Mr. STANTON. What do the Ways and their own papers.
chairman of that committee did ask for a clerk. Means want with a clerk?
Mr. CABELL. They do it.
I did not see that there was much use for a clerk Mr. STEPHENS. I put the question distinctly, Mr. STEPHENS. Then is this House to for that committee, and was glad when the House vhat functions are these clerks to perform? The constitute a court of one of its committees to de- refused to give one. Now, if I can make any gentleman from Tennessee answers my question, cide upon claims against the Government, and calculation upon the subject, the amount of busiby asking what do the Ways and Means want then send a clerk to hunt up additional evidence ness before the Commitiee of the Post Office and with a clerk? The Ways and Means need a clerk, against the Government? Is that the object of the Post Roads for the present session cannot be half because of the immense amount of writing in draw- clerk? If a memorial or claim is referred to the what it was for the last session. But whether it ing up the usual bills. Allour appropriation bills, committee, the allegations in which are not sus- is half as much, or twice as much, if it is of the which make up nearly half our statutes every
tained by evidence, let the committee report it to same character as then, there is very little of it year, are bills drawn up strictly in pursuance of this House.
which can be properly performed by a clerk. law, and a clerk can do that business just as well I am altogether opposed to the practice of com- There was very little during the lasi Congress as any member of the committee. There is an mittees of this House doing their business by which I should have been willing to have reported immense deal of manual labor to be performed, proxy. If we grant those clerks, the operation of to the House, if it had been prepared by a clerk, and the House therefore, very properly, allows the system will be this: Large and voluminous without being examined by the members of the that committee to employ a clerk. 'Now, I ask papers, submitted to the committees, will not be committee themselves. There was one single the gentleman from Tennessee, if he wants a clerk examined by the members themselves, but the item of labor upon which a clerk could have been to draw up his bills ?
clerks will be directed to sift out the important profitably employed. It is usual in every session to Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I think the facts, and the report of the committee will be have one general bill creating new post routes. gentleman from Georgia is entirely mistaken in based upon those facts. You see that by this They are generally made up from petitions and his description of the work performed by the clerk course of proceeding much mischief will arise memorials, and are then imbodied in one general of the Ways and Means. "He is not employed when the clerk comes to report the facts. He bill. A clerk can as well do that as the members for the purpose of drawing up their bills, but for may not report them truly. He may give them a of the committee themselves. But this will not the purpose of carrying on correspondence with false coloring: So far as I am concerned, there require more than two or three days, or, at most, the Departments. Now, there is scarcely a case fore, I am in favor of requiring every committee of a week, near the close of the session. For that among one hundred cases before the Committee this House, when it takes a subject into its hands, | time, it would be convenient enough for that comon Naval Affairs, that does not require some cor- to give it a rigid personal examination, so that mittee to have a clerk. respondence with the Department.
facts may not be reported to the House which have A Voice. One day will do it all. Mr. STEPHENS. Will the gentleman tell me only been compiled by a clerk.
Mr. HEBARD. The gentleman says one day a single case?
One other remark.' The gentleman from Penn- | will do it all. I have no doubt it will; but for the Mr. STANTON, I mention the case that was sylvania, (Mr. McLanahan] chairman of the Com- || sake of being liberal, I allowed a week; and I am sent by this House back to the Committee on Na-mittee on the Judiciary, on yesterday made a re- willing that committee shall have a clerk for that val Affairs, for the purpose of ascertaining the port from that committee, of which we ordered the 11 time; but I am satisfied, from the experience I had amount of the physician's bill, in the case of com- Committee on Printing to take into consideration then, that there is a class of men about this city, mander Pendergrast. The House seems to have the proposition to print five thousand extra copies. I and hanging about Congress, who are anxious to adopted the principle that committees shall not The object of that report is to call the attention of get provided for. Some of them do get provided refer matters to the Departments to determine the the country to the enormous increase in the ex- for; and I will remark, that sometimes they are amount that may be due on the testimony pre- penses of your courts of justice. He stated that provided for meritoriously, and a great many sented to them, but that the committee shall re- those expenses had now run up to the enormous times they are not. I know that it is not very ceive the testimony and determine upon it. I have sum of nearly $900,000. Thai gentleman moved popular to talk about economy, but it does seem given the gentleman a case.
the printing of those extra copies because the to me that we must begin somewhere. Mr. STEPHENS. The gentleman refers to a country ought to know what the expenses of your I recollect during the last Congress there was case in which the committee had to correspond i judiciary are. I admit that they are enormous, an attempt made to get a clerk for the Supreme with the Department to ascertain the amount of a and I am for cutting them down. But what a Court; not for the purpose of helping to do their certain bill said to be due. Well, I say that if the view does this House present in this respect! Our general business, but a private clerk to the Judges. party claiming an amount of money cannot tell the contingent expenses, exclusive of the pay of mem- But there was at that time a disposition to exercommittee, and prove to it, what is due to him, the bers, alone will be $250,000 this year. The gen- || cise the principles of economy enough to resist it, committee ought to reject the claim. Are we to tleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. McLANAHAN) and it was not granted. employ clerks to hunt up proof in order to per- says that the expenses of the judiciary have in- Mr. JOHN W. HOWE. I should like to fect the evidence of claims against this Govern- creased more than twelve hundred per cent, within | knowment?
the iast few years; and I think he is correct. But Mr. STANLY. I am very much gratified at Mr. CABELL, (interposing.) Being a mem- I believe the contingent expenses of this House these explanations; but I ask the Chair how much ber of the Naval Committee, I desire to answer has been increased in a nuch larger ratio; and I of my hour I have yet left? the question of the gentleman, what necessity we think if we desire to give the country information The SPEAKER. About fifteen minutes. hare for this clerk. For four years I have been a in relation to the extravagant waste of the public Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I desire that member of the Committee on Naval Affairs, with money, that we had beller begin at home. And the gentleman from North Carolina will allow me every desire to inform myself with regard to the when the proposition comes up to print extra to inake one suggestion in regard to this resoluInterests of the Navy, and we all know the reforms copies of the report of the Committee on the Ju- tion. The question now is, I believe, to instruct Recessary, and the legislation necessary, in order to diciary, I shall move that we also give to the the Committee on Accounts to inquire into the estore that branch of the public service. But I country information of the enormous increase of necessity of employing a clerk for the Committee have found that, notwithstanding this desire, it has the expenses of the contingent fund of this House. on Naval Affairs and the Committee on the Post been utterly out of my power to give any attention I thank the gentleman from North Carolina for Office and Post Roads. I would suggest that that to those public matters connected with the Navy, yielding me the floor.
committee be authorized to make a general infrom the fact that every claim against the Govern- Mr. HEBARD, (the gentleman from North quiry as to whether any of the standing commitament arising out of any service connected with the "Carolina (Mr. STANLY) yielding the floor for the tees require the services of a clerk. I am very
anxious that the Committee on Commerce shall ment of a clerk to the Committee of Ways and the House long, if I have an opportunity to have one given it.
Means, and being a member of that committee 1 speak. The SPEAKER. The Chair is of the opinion am frequently met with the inquiry, Is not there a The question was then taken upon the amendthat all the standing committees are embraced in clerk in your committee: There is. And as there ment of the gentleman from New York, (Mr. the resolution as it now stands.
is also something said about the duties of that SEYMOUR';) which amendment was, “and also Mr. SEYMOUR. I understand it as embra- | clerk, I will say here, that there is one bill from whether any of the standing committees of this cing only the Committee on the Post Office and that committee the civil and diplomatic appropri- | House require the services of a clerk?" and it Post Roads and the Committee on Naval Affairs. I ation bill—which requires the services of a clerk. was agreed to. I ask that the resolution may be read.
When the estimates are first sent to the Committee Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. Is it now in The resolution was read as follows:
of Ways and Means, that clerk takes them up and order to move to lay the whole subject upon the Resolved, that the resolution from the Committee on
prepares a paper, ruled in parallel columns, and table? Naval Affairs, with the amendment, be referred to the Com
headed with the years 1840, 1841, 1842-and so on The SPEAKER. It is, mittee on Accounts, with instructions to inquire into the
with each year to the last appropriation bill-and number of clerks already employed in the service of the
Mr. STEPHENS. Then I make that motion. House, and whether the number cannot be reduced without at the left hand thereof he enters the name of each Mr. STANTON, I insist that upon that modetriment to the public service, and that they have leave to separate item of expenditure, and opposite each tion I have a right to be heard. report by bill or otherwise.
item and under each of the different headings, The SPEAKER. The Chair thinks the genMr. SEYMOUR. I do not see that the reso- enters the amount of expenditure for the various tleman has no such right. lution covers any except two committees. I move
years embraced in his list; and also under another that the amendment which I have indicated be in- | heading, enters the amount estimated for the year | lay upon the table. I have no objection to let this
Mr. STEPHENS. I withdraw my motion to serted.
for which the appropriation is asked, in order that subject go to the Committee on Accounts for inThe SPEAKER. Does the gentleman from the committee may be able to compare the items vestigation. North Carolina yield the floor for that purpose? of estimates submitted, with the corresponding Mr. STANLY. I do not care what amend- appropriations in previous years.
The question was then taken upon the motion to
refer the resolution, with the instructions, to the ment is offered.
The committee take up this bill, go through it Committee on Accounts; and it was agreed to. Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. I desire to in
and determine upon each item, whether they will Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee, moved to reconquire if the morning hour has not expired? allow it, or what corrections they will make in it, sider the vote by which the resolution was referred The SPEAKER. It has expired.
and then the clerk takes it and draws up in form Mr. HARRIS. I move that the rules be sus
to the Commitiee on Accounts, and to lay the the result to which the committee has arrived, and pended, and that the House resolve itself into
motion to reconsider upon the table; which latter the committee report it to the House. And that Committee of the Whole on the state of the
motion was agreed to. is the case with every general appropriation bill Union. that comes before that committee. The civil and
Mr. DANIEL. I move that the House resolve Several MEMBERS. You cannot do that. diplomatic appropriation, the Army appropria- | the Private Calendar.
itself into a Committee of the Whole House upon The SPEAKER. According to the rules of tion, the Navy appropriation, the pension approthe House, the Chair is under the impression that priation, all these various bills, go through this
Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. I renew my the gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Harris) can.
process by the clerk of that committee. Then, motion, that the rules be suspended, and that the not arrest the business of the House to make that sir, here are hundreds of items in this one solitary | Whole upon the state of the Union upon the special
House resolve itself into a Committee of the motion. He may move to proceed to the con- bill, the civil and diplomatic bill, and the comsideration of the business on the Speaker's table,
orders. mittee frequently want information upon this item however, if he desires. Mr. HARRIS. Then I will change my moand upon that—they want information as to the
Mr. CAMPBELL, of Illinois. I rise to a privition. I move that the House do now proceed to
amount, or as to the necessity of the appropriation leged motion. . I move that when this House ad
asked for. And this information can only be ob- journs to-day, it adjourn to meet on Monday next the consideration of the business on the Speaker's tained from the different Departments, and ihe clerk
at twelve o'clock. table. is charged with the duty, as the organ of the com
(Cries of “That's right!" “ That's right!"] Mr. HUNTER. I rise to a question of order.
Mr. GOODENOW demanded the yeas and naya mittee, of going to the different Departments and The gentleman cannot take the floor from the gen
offices, to get the necessary information for the upon the motion; which were not ordered. tleman from New York (Mr. SEYMOUR) for the committee to base their action upon. And here I
The question was then taken; and it was agreed purpose of submitting that motion.
to. would remark, that there is more labor for a clerk, The SPEAKER. By an express rule of the upon this one, the civil and diplomatic appropri
Mr. FLORENCE. I suppose reports from the House the gentleman has the right to make the ation bill, than there was for a clerk to the Post
Committee on Naval Affairs are still in order? motion. Office Committee during the whole session of
The SPEAKER. The gentleman from North Mr. HUNTER. But has he the right to take the Congress, while I was a member of that com
Carolina (Mr. DANIEL) moves, that the House the floor from another member for that purpose? mittee.
resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole upon The SPEAKER. He has the right to arrest
Now the great labor upon the Post Office Com- || the Private Calendarthe business of the House, and can take the floor mittee when I was a member of it, was to prepare
Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York. I wish to sug. from another member. Mr. MASON. I desire to know if this is not
the general post route bill. But the chairman of gest to the gentleman from North Carolina, the
the commitie divided out the applications for post chairman of the Committee of Claims, in reference private bill day? routes to the different members of the commiitee,
to his motion, that the members of the House bave The SPEAKER. It is. dividing the whole Union into districts, and assign
not been provided this morning with the usual The question was then taken upon the motion
ing to each member certain States, to examine the calendar of business. to proceed to the business on the Speaker's table, applications from those States for post routes; and
Voices. Yes they have.” “ Here they are." and it was decided in the negative. the members severally made out reports for their
Mr. SEYMOUR. They have been laid upon The question recurred on the motion to refer,
districts, and the chairman put them all together the tables of some of the members, but not of a with instructions to the Committee on Accounts the and made one bill of the whole, and so reported it great majority; and I have been informed that the resolution for the appointment of a clerk to the to the House.
supply furnished by the printer has been disCommittee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. STANLY. I perceive my time, which tributed, but there is not enough for more than one Mr. SEYMOUR, of New York, moved to add to the instructions the following, viz:
has mostly been occupied by others, has nearly third of the members. I hope the gentleman will, expired.
under the circumstances, withdraw his motion, And whether any of the standing committees of the House Mr. JONES. The gentleman has informed and let us go into Committee of the Whole on the require the services of a clerk. me that his time is out, and I will not extend my
state of the Union. Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. I ask the gentle- || remarks.
The SPEAKER. Gentlemen will recollect that man from North Carolina (Mr. Stanly) to yield Mr. STANLY. I have hardly time to move
she proposition is not debatable. me the floor for a moment. It is not so much for the previous question. I move the previous ques
Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I only want to the purpose of opposing the appointment of clerks tion.
say to the gentleman from New York, that here --for upon that point I believe my opinions are Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee.
is the Calendar, and I was wonderfully struck well known. I will say, however, that I have that, having reported this resolution, I have the with the superior paper upon which it has been served upon this Committee on the Post Office and right to make a reply to what has been said. printed. Post Roads, and I never saw the necessity of a The SPEAKER. After the previous question
The SPEAKER. The Chair must arrest this clerk while I was a member of that committee. || is seconded.
conversation. It is out of order. But many of the gentlemen who support this ap- The previous question then received a second,
Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. What is the plication and the main question was ordered to be put.
order of business if the rules are not suspended? Mr. MARSHALL, of Kentucky. I rise to a Mr. STANTON. I do not intend to occupy
The SPEAKER. The call for reports from question of order. I do not understand that under the rules of the House the gentleman from North the floor for any length of time.
committees will be continued until finished. Mr. JONES, of Tennessee. 1 rise to a ques
Mr. CABELL. If it is iir order, I wish to call Carolina (Mr. STANLY) can keep the floor and tion of order. Did not the Chair decide, the
the attention of the chairman of the Committee of yield it to whom he pleases in this manner.
I make the point that he has no right to retain the
other day, upon my suggestion, that the chair. Claims (Mr. DANIEL) to the floor and parcel it out as he pleases.
man who reported a resolution was not entitled The SPEAKER. The Chair will be compelled The SPEAKER. Accordipg to universal custo an hour to speak until a motion to refer had
to arrest this conversation. been voted down?
The question was then taken upon the motion tom he may yield it for the purpose of explanation The SPEAKER. That was the decision. The of Mr. Harris, of Tennessee, that the rules be to whatever gentleman may desiré it. Mr. JONÉS, (resuming.) It is known that I
gentleman is entitled to an hour when the House suspended, and that the House resolve itself into
comes to a direct vote upon the proposition sub- Committee of the Whole upon the special orders; am opposed to the appointment of clerks to these mitted, but he thinks that he has no such right and it was disagreed to. committees, because I believe they are unneces- upon the question of reference. sary, and not required. I voted for the appoint
The question recurring upon the motion of Mr. Mr. STANTON. I do not intend to detain
that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole upon the Private Calendar, it | committee has no more right than an individual instructed by the Committee on Invalid Pensions was put and disagreed to.
member of the House to submit a resolution to to ask that said committee be discharged from the The SPEAKER. Reports are still in order make a special order, which would, if objected to, further consideration of the following petitions, from the Committee on Naval Affairs.
require a suspension of the rules—motions for and that they be referred to the Committee on On motion by Mr. FLORENCE, it was which purpose being in order only on Mondays: || Naval Affairs, viz: Ordered, That the Committee on Naval Affairs be dis- Mr. GIDDINGS. Has not this been the uni- The petition of John Duncan for an invalid pencharged from the further consideration of the memorial of form practice of the House?
sion in consequence of a disability received in the A. Saunders, and that it be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
The SPEAKER. It has been customary to set naval service of the United States; Mr. GOODENOW, from the Committee on
apart days for the consideration of territorial busi- The petition of Mary Woodward, of Connecness, but not in the manner proposed.
ticut, the widow of Lieutenant Woodward, who Naval Affairs, reported the following bills; which were severally read a first and second time by their i pension of the rules, which motion is not in order | asking for a pension; and
Mr. HALL. It can be done
life in the service of the United States, titles, referred to a Committee of the Whole House,
to-day. and made the order of the day for to-morrow, and,
The petition of Lot Davis for a pension in con
Mr. STUART. I will withdraw the motion, sideration of a disability incurred in the United with the reports accompanying, ordered to be intending to submit it on Monday, as I do not States service in the war with Great Britain. printed, viz:
wish to consume the time of the House upon Mr. CABELL, of Florida. I ask respectfully A bill for the relief of Jacob J. Storer; and points of order.
what is the purport of all these applications from A bill for the relief of James A. Fawns.
Mr. GIDDINGS, from the Committee on Ter- which the Naval Committee asked to be discharged? Mr. G. also from the same committee, reported ritories, reported " A bill authorizing the Govern- || They all ask, I believe, pensions for naval service. a bill to modify the pay of certain warrant officers || or of the Territory of New Mexico to call an extra Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. They are meof the Navy; which was read a first and second session of the Legislative Assembly of the said morials for the allowance of pensions for injuries time by its title, and referred to the Committee of Territory, if the same be deemed necessary and sustained in the naval service of the country. The the Whole on the state of the Union, and, with expedient;" which was read a first and second examination I have given the subject has conMr. CABELL, of Florida, from the Committee time by its title, referred to the Committee of the vinced me, that heretofore that class of cases
has been considered and reported upon by the on Naval Affairs, reported a bill for the relief of morrow, and, with the report accompanying, or- || Committee on Naval Affairs. The committee of Monmouth B. Hart, Joel Kelly, and William dered to be printed.
which I am a member, instructed me to ask that Close, securities of the late Benjamin F. Hart, a
On motion by Mr. MILLSON, it was
these cases be referred to that committee. purser in the United States Navy; which was read a first and second time by its title, referred to be discharged from the further consideration of the petition | fairs have unanimously passed a resolution, that
Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions
Mr. CABELL. The Committee on Naval Afa Committee of the Whole, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and, with the accompanying his services as a lieutenant in the Navy; and it was referred they will report back
cases of this kind to the
House, with a recommendation that they be rereport, ordered to be printed.
to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. On motion by Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, it was
On motion by Mr. MILLSON, it was
ferred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. It Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be dis
Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions is no argument, as a reason for the reference to the charged from the further consideration of the memorial of
be discharged from the further consideration of the petition Committee on Naval Affairs, that the pension John H. Wesche, of the firm of Wesche & Co., of Puebla,
of Rachel Moorey, of Clinton county, New York, praying arose from services connected with the Navy-no Mexico, praying indemnity for losses sustained by said firm for a pension on account of the services of her late husband,
more than that pensions growing out of military in consequence of the annulling of a contract made with the
and that it do lie on the table. agent of the United States, for supplying the army with
Mr. MILLSON, from the Committee on Rev- Military Affairs. As a member of the Naval
operations should be referred to the Committee on certain articles; and it was referred to the Committee on olutionary Pensions, made adverse reports in the Military Affairs.
Committee, I shall object to the reference. following cases; which were severally ordered to
Mr. HARRIS. I will state, as a member of On motion by Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, it was | lie on the table and be printed, viz: Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be dis
The petition of James S. Mitchell, praying for cases belong to the Naval Committee. The com
the Committee on Invalid Pensions, that these charged frồm the further consideration of the memorial or an allowance under the bounty land law of 1850; mittee are willing to discharge the duty, but after Samuel Adams, and others, citizens of Castine, in Maine, and praying Congress to take measures to have international
an examination of that class of cases, and from the disputes settled by umpirage rather than by any appeal to
The petition of the heirs of certain revolutionthe sword, and that nations will war no more ; and that the ary soldiers residing in Chenango county, New precedents heretofore established, the committee do lie .
for grants of bounty land. On motion by Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, it was Mr. TUCK, from the Committee on Revolu- committee, I desire to get the sense of the House Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be dis- tionary Pensions, made an adverse report on the as to which is the appropriate committee for the
consideration of that class of cases. charged from the further consideration of the memorial of petition of John King, of New York, praying c. w. Jay, and others, asking Congress to pass a law fixing arrears of pensions from 1818 to 1024, at the rate || chief ground upon which the Committee on Naval
Mr. CABELL. I will merely state, that the the residences of foreign ministers of the Despotic Goverments at least one hundred miles from the seat of Govern
of $8 per month; which was ordered to lie on the Affairs applied for a clerk was, that their time was ment; and that the memorial do lie on the table.
table and be printed. On motion by Mr. BAYLY, of Virginia, it was
Mr. TOWNSHEND, from the Committee on a committee appointed specially for the considera
very much engaged with private claims. Here is Ordered, That the Committee on Foreign Affairs be dis
Revolutionary Pensions, reported a bill for the || tion of these particular cases, and I beg the House charged from the further consideration of the petition of relief of Isaac Cobb; which was read a first and citizens of Pennsylvania, praying that a law may be passed second time by its title, referred to a Committee mittee, and not refer them to the Committee on
will refer these memorials to the appropriate comto prevent the immigration of foreign convicts, felons, and paupers, into the United States; and that said petition be of the Whole, made the order of the day for to
Naval Affairs. referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
morrow, and, with the accompanying report, or. Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I concur with On motion by Mr. SCUDDER, it dered to be printed.
the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Cabell) in reOrdered, That the Committee on Territories be dis
On motion by Mr. TOWNSHEND, it was
gard to the disposition which ought to be made of charged from the further consideration of the memorial of
Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions
these memorials. If I understand them correctly, the Legislative Assembly of New Mexico, praying for ap
be discharged from the further consideration of the petition propriations for the completing of a road from Santa Fe to of William K. Blair for additional compensation for services
they concern pensions, and, therefore, ought to Taos, and that it be referred to the Committee on Roads
rendered in the State of Tennessee, from 1836 to 1847; || go to the Committee on Invalid Pensions. I stated and Canals. which was ordered to lie on the table.
ihis morning, and it is very proper to say it here, Mr. STUART, from the same committee, re
Mr. BOCOCK, from the Committee on Naval that the Committee on Naval Affairs have more of ported the following resolution: Affairs, reported a bill for the relief of David My- | these cases than it is possible for them to attend
to. So far as I am individually concerned, I do for the consideration of territorial business, and that during its title, referred to a Committee of the Whole, || not care a farthing whether the House give a
Resolved, That the third week in April next be set aparterly, which was read a first and second time by thar week such business shall take precedence over other made the order of the day for to-morrow, and, with clerk to that committee or not. I do not ask a business, and be regarded as the special order.
the report accompanying, ordered to be printed. clerk for them, upon my own account. I believe no Mr. STUART. I was told by the chairman of Mr. EDGERTON. With the consent of the one will charge me with neglect of duty, as head the committee, who was expecied to make this House I will make a report from the Committee of that coñmittee, so far as I have capacity to do report, that such was the arrangement at the last of Claims, being absent from the Hall when that || it. No one will charge me with want of industry, Congress, that certain days were set apart for that committee was called.
at least as much industry as ought to be applied purpose.
Mr. MARTIN. I object.
to public business under these circumstances. I Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia. I rise to a ques- Mr. ALLEN, of Illinois, from the Committee say to the House, that it is impossible for us to do tion of order. The House never instructed this on Revolutionary Pensions, made an adverse re- | the business of that committee, as things now.are. committee to take into consideration the time at port on the petition of David Berry and others, I shall, however, do as much as I can, and the which territorial business should be taken up, and and the resolution of the State of Ohio in favor of balance I shall leave undone. I think it is wholly hence they can submit no report upon the subject. a pension for Henry Johnson; which was ordered unnecessary to send this memorial to the ComThey can report only upon matters committed to to lie on the table and be printed,
mittee on Naval Affairs, when another committee them. It is not competent for a committee to ask Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, from the Com- can more appropriately dispose of it. I say furthe suspension of the rules for the purpose of in-mittee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following | ther, that, if it goes there, it cannot probably receive troducing a resolution, except on Monday of each bills; which were severally read a first and second the attention of the committee. week.
time by their titles, referred to a Committee of the Mr. HALL. I move that these memorials be The SPEAKER. The Chair cannot entertain Whole House, made the order of the day for to- | recommitted to the Committee on Invalid Pen# motion to suspend the rules of the House, at morrow, and ordered to be printed, together with siops. any time, except on Monday of every week. The the accompanying reports, viz:
Mr. BOCOCK. The question raised by the Chair overrules the point of order of the gentleman A bill for the relief of Catharine Clark;
chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions from Georgia in this, that he thinks it competent A bill for the relief of Jacob Shade; and
is, whether these subjects come legitimately before for the committee to consider and report upon the A bill for the relief of Thomas P. Dudley. the Committee on Invalid Pensions, or the Comtime proper to take up territorial business; but the Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, said he had been | mittee on Naval Affairs. I believe the practice of
this House has been both ways. Very many of with the reports accompanying, ordered to be without amendment, and moved its reference to a these petitions have been referred to the Commit- | printed, viz:
Committee of the Whole House, that it be made tee on Naval Affairs; and many of them, also, A bill for the relief of Anthony Walter Bay- the order of the day for to-morrow, and be printed. have been referred to the Committee on invalid ard; and
Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee. I ask the genPensions. The appropriate duties of these com- A bill for the relief of David Murphy, of Ohio. tleman from New York to withdraw bis motion mittees, it seems to me, can be ascertained by re- Mr. MARTIN, from the same committee, made for a moment, to enable me to offer an amendment ferring to the rules establishing the committees, and adverse reports in the following cases; which were to that bill to go with it to the Committee of the defining their duties. Now, upon reference to ordered to lie on the table, and be printed, viz: Whole House. the rules in relation to the Committee on Invalid The petition of Clemens Eaton, for arrears of Mr. JONES, withdrew his motion. Pensions, I find " that it shall be the duty of the pension;
Mr. HARRIS then moved to amend the bill by • Committee on Invalid Pensions to take into con- The petition of Henry and Robert Blow, of striking out all after the enacting clause, and insideration, all such matters respecting invalid Tennessee, for arrears of pension for services in serting in lieu thereof the following: 'pensions as shall be referred to them by the the war with Great Britain in 1812;
That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby di• House."
The petition of Daniel Hager, jr., of Scoharie rerted to place the name of Mrs. Margaret L. Worth, widos The rule does not say, invalid pensions arising county, New York, for arrears of pension;
of the late General Worth, upon the pension roll at the rate
of thirty dollars per month, to commence on the - - day of from service in the military establishments of the The petition of John Davenport, of Missouri,
and to continue for five years: Prorided, That in case country, but it says, "all such matters respecting for arrearages of pension from 1824 to 1844; of the death or marriage of the said Mrs. Margaret L. Worth invalid pensions as shall be referred to them by The petition of the heirs of Robert H. Dysen, before the expiration of the said five years, the pension, for the House." of Tennessee, on account of services during the
the remainder of the time, shall be paid to the children of
the said General Worth, if there be any under the age of When I refer to the other rule defining the du- war with Great Britain, and the more recent wars
sixteen years, and if there be no children under the age of ties of the Committee on Naval Affairs, I find it with the Indians;
sixteen years, said pension shall cease. provides that "it shall be the duty of the Com- The petition of Hall Hutson, for a pension on On motion by Mr. JONES, of New York, the mittee on Naval Affairs to take into consideration accouni of disability in the war of 1812; and bill, with the amendment thereto, was then referred all matters which concern the naval establish- The petition of Brooksey Bell, of Washington to a Committee of the Whole House, made the ment, and which shall be referred to them by the county, Tennessee, asking for an increase of pen- order of the day for to-morrow, and ordered to House, and to report their opinion thereupon; and sion to $8 per month.
be printed. also to report, from time to time, such measures The petition of Lucy Morrison, of Kentucky, Mr. JONES, of New York, from the Commitas may contribute to economy and accountability the widow of Archibald Morrison, for a pension tee on Invalid Pensions, made adverse reports on in the said establishment.' on account of the death of her husband from dis
the following cases; which were ordered io lie on It seems to me perfectly clear, under this defini- ease contracted in the service of the United States; the table, and be printed, viz: tion of the duties of the Committee on Naval The petition of David Troxell, of Tennessee, The petition of Moses Cremer, for arrearages of Affairs, that those petitions relating to invalid | asking for an invalid pension; and
invalid pension, on account of disability incurred pensions do not go before the committee on Na- The petition of Thomas Russell, a disabled me- in the military service of the United States; val Affairs, but to the committee on Invalid Pen- ||chanic, of the National Armory at Harper's Fer- The petition of Samuel Smith, of Maine, for arsions, according to the express terms of the rule ry, asking to be placed on the pension roll.
rearages of pension; defining the duties of that committee.
Mr. MARTIN said the latter was a case of
The petition of John Pearl, of Maine, for arrearMr. KUHNS demanded the previous ques- great hardship, but could not be admitted without
ages of pension; tion. forming a new class of cases.
The petition of Peter Frost, for arrearages of The previous question was seconded, and the Mr. KUHNS, from the Committee on Invalid pension; main question ordered, which was upon recom- Pensions, reported the following bills; which were The petition of Abraham Pettingill, for an inva. mitting the memorials to the Committee on Invalid severally read a first and second time by their lid pension; Pensions. titles, referred to a Committee of the whole
The petition of Joshua Lewis, a disabled meThe question was then taken, and it was agreed House, and made the order of the day for to-chanic in the armory at Harper's Ferry;
morrow, and, with the reports accompanying, The petition of John Harrington, for a back Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, from the Com- ordered to be printed, viz:
pension; mitiee on Invalid Pensions, made an adverse A bill for the relief of Elizabeth E. V. Fields, The petition of Shebal Adams, for a pension on report on the petition of Mary Perrigo, of New the widow of Captain G. P. Fields, of the United account of disability from exposure in the service York, for arrears of pensions due to her late hus. States Army;
of the United States; band; which was ordered to lie on the table.
A bill for the relief of Henry Miller, a soldier The petition of Cornelius Zielie, for a back penMr. HAVEN. I desire to inquire if there is a in the war of 1812; and
sion; report accompanying the paper? "If so, I ask that A bill for the relief William Lynch, a soldier in The petition of Lewis Robert, for a pension on it be printed. I think the rule should be adopted the late war with Great Britain.
account of disability incurred in the war of 1812; in all cases to print adverse reports.
Mr. KUHNS, from the same committee, made and Ir. HARRIS moved that the report lie upon an adverse report in the case of Moses Olmstead, The petition of John English, for a pension for the table and be printed.
of New York, for a pension; which was ordered a disability incurred in the service of the United There being no objection, it was so ordered. to lie on the table, and be printed.
States in the late war with Great Britain. Mr. HARRIS, of Tennessee, from the Com- Mr. JOHNSON, of Ohio, from the Committee Mr. MOLONY, from the Committee on Invalid mittee on Invalid Pensions, made an adverse on Invalid Pensions, made an adverse report on Pensions, reported the following bills; which were report on the memorial of Nathaniel A. Willis, the petition of David Montgomery, for arrears of severally read a first and second time by their praving for arrearages of pensions from 1839 to his invalid pension for disability incurred in the titles, referred to a Committee of the 'Whole 1850); which was ordered to lie on the table and war of 1812; which was ordered to lie on the table, House, made the order of the day for to-morrow, be printed. and be printed.
and ordered to be printed, together with the acMr. EASTMAN, from the Committee on In
On motion by Mr. JOHNSON, of Ohio,
companying reports, viz: valid Pensions, reported the following bills; which
A bill for the relief of B. B. Bennett; and Ordered, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be were severally read a first and second time by discharged from the further consideration of the petition of
A bill for the relief of Maurice Simons. their titles, referred to a Committee of the Whole Sam Slick, of Berford, Pennsylvania, asking for a pension
Mr. MOLONY asked the unanimous consent of House, made the order of the day for to-morrow,
for services rendered hy his father in the revolutionary war, the House to introduce a bill, of which previous and, with the reports accompanying, ordered to
and that the same be referred to the Committee on Revolu-
notice had been given.
Mr. SACKETT objected.
Mr. MOLONY, from the Committee on Invalid A bill for the relief of John Haven; and A bill for the relief of William Dwellys. severally read a first and second time by their ti
Pensions, made adverse reports in the following tles, referred to a Committee of the Whole House, be printed, viz:
cases; which were ordered to lie on the table and Mr. EASTMAN, from the same committee, made the order of the day for to-morrow, and ormade adverse reports in the following cases, which dered to be printed, together with the accompany tratrix of Joseph Clark, for a pension;
The petition of Catharine Clark, the adminiswere ordered to lie on the table and be printed, viz: The petition of Fielding G. Brown, asking for
ing reports, viz:
The petition of Robert Trevitt, for arrearages an invalid pension for injuries in the service of York; and
of pension; and the United States; and The petition of John 0. Hodge, of Cleveland, of Cocke county, Tennessee.
A bill for an increase of pension to Henry Click, Kentucky, asking for the increase of his invalid
The petition of Aaron Adams, of Grant county, Ohio, now receiving a pension for disability, ask- Mr. JONES, of New York, from the Commit
pension. ing for an increase of pension. tee on Invalid Pensions, reported the following bills; Invalid Pensions be discharged from the further
Mr. MOLONY moved that the Committee on Mr. CLINGMAN entered a motion for the which were severally read a first and second time reconsideration of the case of Fielding G. Brown. by their titles, referred to a Committee of the Whole
consideration of the petition of Asa Leach, for a On motion by Mr. EASTMAN, it was House, and made the order of the day for to-mor
pension on account of wounds received in the Ordered, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be row, and, with the reports accompanying, ordered
naval service, and that it be referred to the Com.
mittee on Naval Affairs. discharged from the further consideration of the petition of
to be printed, viz: Robert Gibson for a pension, as an invalid in the war of A bill for the relief of Charles Staple; and
Mr. CABELL moved that the petition be re1812; and it was ordered to lie on the table.
A bill for the relief of Aaron Stafford, a soldier committed to the Committee on Invalid Pensions; Mr. MARTIN, from the Committee on Invalid of the late war with Great Britain.
which motion was agreed to. Pensions, reported the following bills; which were Mr. JONES, of New York, from the Commit- On motion by Mr. MOLONY, it was severally read a first and second time by their tee on Invalid Pensions, reported back Senate bill Ordered, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be titles, referred to a Committee of the Whole, and for the relief of Margaret L. Worth, widow of the
discharged from the further consideration of the petition of made the order of the day for to-morrow, and, ll late General Worth, of the United States Army, Il pension, and that it do lie on the tab du.
Phæbe Thompson, the widow of John Thompson, fos a