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Mr. Terry,

Mr. Rhea,

Mr. Silsbee,
Rice,
Simkins,

Tompkins,
Rich,
Slocumb,

Tucker, S. C
Richards,
S. Smith,

Tyler,
Ringgold,
Bal. Smith,

Wallace,
Ruggles,
Alex. Smyth

Wendover,
Sampson,
J. S. Smith,

Westerlo,
Savage,
Speed,

Whitman,
Sawyer,
Stewart, N.C.

Williams, Con.
Schuyler,
Strong,

Williams, N.Y.
Scudder,
Stuart, Md.

Williams, N. C.
Sergeant,
Tallmadge,

Wilkin,
Settle,
Taylor,

Wilson, Mass.
Seybert,
Terrell,

Wilson, Pen. 115
Sherwood,

Ordered, That the bill be engrossed and read a third time, tomorrow,

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of Martin Warner," was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bills from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of the president, directors, and company, of the Merchants’ Bank of Newport, in Rhode Island;" and,

* An act for the relief of Louis and Antoine Dequindue,” were severaly read the first and second time and referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “ An act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the state of North Carolina, for the relief of sick and disabled seamen," was read the first and second time and ordered to be read a third time, to-morrow.

The resolution from the Senate, “ directing medals to be struck, and, together with the thanks of Congress, presented to major general Harrison, and governor Shelby, and for other purposes," was read the first and second time and ordered to be read a third time, to-day.

The said resolution was, accordingly, read a third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House took up and proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate, to the resolution fixing the time for the adjournment of the first session of the 15th Congress," which said amendment was read, and is as follows: “strike out thirteenth, and insert twentieth;" thereby contemplating an adjournment of the present session on the twentieth of April next.

Mr. Beecher moved that the said resolution and amendment be laid on the table.

And the question being taken thereon;

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Yeas..................41,

Nays111.
The
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and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Anderson, Pen. Mr. Jones,

Mr. Rogers,
Baldwin,
Kinsey,

Ruggles,
Barber, Ohio,
Little,

Sampson,
Beecher,
Lowndes,

Silsbee,
Blount,
Moore,

S. Smith,
Boden,
Morton,

Speed,
Boss,
Mumford,

Spencer,
Culbreth,
H. Nelson,

Strong,
Folger
Ogle,

Tucker, Va.
Forsyth,
Parrott,

Wallace,
Hale,
Reed,

Whiteside,
Harrison,
Rich,

Wilson, Mass.
Herbert,
Ringgold,

Wilson, Pen. 41
Hitchcock,

Robertson, Loui
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Abbott,
Mr. Edwards,

Mr. Marr,
Adams,
Ellicott,

Mason, Mass.
Allen, Mass.
Ervin, S. C.

Mason, R. 11
Alleni, Vt.
Floyd,

Mercer,
Anderson, Ken.
Forney,

Merrill,
Austin,
Gage,

Middleton,
Ball,
Garnett,

Moseley,
Babour, Va.

Hall, Del.
Bassett,
Hall, N. C.

Jer. Nelson,
Bateman,
Hasbrouck,

Ogden,
Bayley,
Herkimer,

Owen,
Bellinger,
Herrick,

Palmer,
Bennett,

Patterson,
Bloomfield,
Holmes, Mass.

Pawling,
Burwell,
Holmes, Con.

Pindall,
Campbell,
Hopkinson,

Pitkin,
Clagett,
Hubbard,

Pleasants,
Claiborne,
Hunter,

Porter,
Cobb,
Huntington,

Quarles,
Colston,
Irving, N. Y.

Rhea,
Comstock,
Johnson, Va.

Rice,
Crafts,
Jobnson, Ken.

Richards,
Crawford,
Kirtland,

Robertson, Ken.
Cushman,
Lawyer,

Savage,
Darlington,
Linn,

Schuyler,
Desha,
Livermore,

Scudder,
Drake,
W.P. Maclay,

Sergeant,
Earle,
M.Coy,

Settles

Murray,

Hogg,

Mr. Seybert,
Mr. Tallmadge,

Mr. Upham,
Shaw,
Tarr,

Walker, Ken.
Sherwood,
Taylor,

Wendover,
Simkins,
Terrell,

Westerlo,
Slocumb,
Terry,

Whitinan,
Bal. Smith,
Tompkins,

Williams, Con.
Alex. Smyth,
Trimble,

Williams, N. 1:
J. S. Smith,

Tucker, S. C.
S.C.

Williams, N.C.
Stewart, N.C. Tyler,

Wilkin.

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The said amendment was then concurred in by the House.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
And then the House adjourned.

TUESDAY, March 31, 1818.

Mr. Rice presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Somerset, in the district of Maine, praying for the establishment of a post route.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Robertson, of Louisiana, presented a petition of William Kindred, praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Beecher and Mr. Herrick respectively presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of Ohio, praying that such persons as may be indebted to the United States for lands, may be permitted to discharge their said debt in notes of cfficient chartered state banks.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

Mr. Seybert, from the committee of Commerce and Manufactures, made reports on the several petitions of the manufacturers of looking glasses in frames, and carvers and gilders on wood; on the petitions of the merchants, traders, and tailors of Boston and Philadelphia; and on the petition of Wheeler and Cock; which reports were read, and the resolutions therein contained were concurred in by the House as follows, to wit:

Resolverl, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their respective petitions.

Mr. Forney, from the committee on Military Affairs, made a report on the petition of George Shover; which was read: when,

Mr. Forney reported a bill, allowing bounty in land and pay to certain soldiers who left the service without leave after the close of the late war with Great Britain; which was read the first and second time and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the same committee, to which was referred the bills from the Senate, entitled "An act for the relief of Cata Bunnell," and " An act regulating the staff of the army," reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the bill “ for the relief of Cata Bunnell,” be read a third time to-morrow.

Ordered, That the bill “regulating the staff of the army," lie on the table.

Mr. Herbert, from the committee for the District of Columbia, to which were committed the bills from the Senate of the following titles, to wit: “ An act to make valid certain'acts of the justices of the peace in the District of Columbia;" “ An act to regulate the fees of public notaries in the county of Washington in the District of Columbia;” and, “ An act to incorporate a fire insurance company in the city of Washington,” reported the said bills without amendment.

Ordered, That the former of the said bills lie on the table, and that the two latter be read a third time to-morrow.

Ordered, That the committee on Foreign Relations, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Derby and Doyle, and that it be referred to the Secretary of State.

Mr. Wilson, of Pennsylvania, from the joint committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined enrolled bills of the following titles, to wit:

An act for the relief of John Bate.
An act for the relief of Abraham Byington.

An act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the state of Mississippi; and,

An act to provide for the erection of a court house, jail, and public oflices, within the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia; and had found the same to be truly enrolled: when,

The Speaker signed the said bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion of Mr. Beecher, Resolved, That the committee on the Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of suspending, for one year, the Jaw aathorizing the sale of lands that have been entered and have not been paid for within one year after the last payment shall have become due.

On motion of Mr. Pitkin, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to join such gentlemen as may be appointed by the Senate, to take into consideration, and report what business is necessary to be acted upon before the close of the present session; and,

Mr. Pitkin, Mr. Lowndes, and Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, were appointed of the said committee on the part of the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the bill fixing the time for the next meeting of Congress, be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

The bill from the Senate, entitled “An act declaring the consent of Congress, to an act of the state of North Carolina, for the

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relief of sick and disabled American seamen,” was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

An engrossed bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year 1818," was read the third time and passed.

Ordered, That the title be as aforesaid, and that the clerk carry the said bill to the Senate, and ask their concurrence therein.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill making further appropriations for the construction of the Cumberland road, being called for: when,

Mr. Spencer moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of the said bill, and that it be postponed indefinitely.

And the question being taken thereon;
It was determined in the negative. {Nays........82

The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are
Mr. Austin,
Mr. Hall, Del.

Mr. Scudder,
Barbour, Va.
Hall, N. C.

Settle,
Bassett,
Hasbrouck,

Shaw,
Bellinger,
Herkimer,

Silsbee,
Bennett,
Hogg,

J. S. Smith,
Boden,
Hunter,

Spencer,
Burwell,
Huntington,

Strong,
Butler,
Johnson, Va.

Strother,
Clagett,
Lawyer,

Tallmadge,
Claiborne,
Livermore,

Tompkins,
Cook,
M.Coy,

Townsend,
Crafts,
Mason, R. I.

Tucker, 8. C.
Cruger,
Merrill,

Tyler,
Drake,
H. Nelson,

Wendover,
Earle,
Palmer,

Williams, N. Y.
Edwards,
Rhea,

Williams, N. C.
Ellicott,
Richards,

Wilson, Mass.
Gage,
Sampson,

Wilson, Pen.

56 Garnett,

Savage,
Those who voted in the negative, are
Mr. Abbott,
Mr. Colston,

Mr. Harrison,
Anderson, Pen. Comstock,

Herbert,
Anderson, Ken. Crawford,

Herrick,
Baldwin,
Culbreth,

Heister,
Bateman,
Cusbman,

Hitchcock,
Bayley,
Darlington,

Holmes, Mass.
Beecher,
Desha,

Holmes, Con.
Bloomfield,
Ervin, S. C.

Hopkinson,
Campbell,
Forsyth,

Irving, N. Y.
Cobb,
Hale,

Johnson, Ken.

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