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The following notices were given, under the rule, of motions for leave to introduce bills, viz:

By Mr. Hampton: A bill granting twenty-five millions of acres of the public lands to the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl. vania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky, for the purposes of common-school education.

By Mr. Watkins: A bill granting lands to the State of Tennessee to aid said State in the construction of railroads therein.

Mr. Hammond (the rules having been suspended for that purpose) submitted the following resolution; which was read, considered, and, under the

operation of the previous question, agreed to, viz: Resolved, That there be paid from the contingent fund to the widow of Jabez Gore, who has lately died while holding the office of an assistant clerk of this House, his compensation to the end of this session; and also that his proper funeral expenses be paid from the contingent fund.

Mr. Haminond moved that the vote by which the said resolution was agreed to be reconsidered, and also moved that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table; which latter motion was agreed to.

Mr. McLanahan moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to introduce the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That it would be inexpedient and improper to repeal the law passed at the last session of Congress entitled “An act to amend and supplementary to the act entitled "An act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters, approved February 12, 1793.' And the question being put, S Yeas..

112 It was decided in the negative, Nays..

85 Two-thirds not voting in favor thereof. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the inembers present,

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Nathaniel Albertson Mr. Joel B. Danner

Mr. John W. Howe
Charles Allen
Elmund D-berry

David Hubbard
William J. Alston
Milo M. Dimmick

Samuel W. Inge
George R Andrews
James Duane Doty

Joseph W. Jackson
William S Asbe
William Durr

Robert W. Johnson
Thomas H. Basly
Charles Durkee

George W. Julian
James M. H. Beale
Samuel A. Eliot

David S. Kauiman
Kin-ley S. Bingham
Andrew Ewing

Jobn B. Kerr
David A. Bökee

Winfield S. Featherston Preston King
Franklin W. Bowdon Thomas J. D. Fuller

Emile La Sere
Rich ard I. Bowie
Meredith P. Gentry

Shepherd Leffler
Lion Boyd
Elbridge Gerry

Nathaniel S. Littlefield
James Brooks
Joshua R Giddings

Job Mann
Albert G. Brown
Edward Gilbert

John C. Mason
William J. Brown
Willis A. Gorman

James X. McLanahan
Alexander W. Buel
Herman D. Gould

Finis E McLean
Henry A. Bullard
James S. Green

John McQueen
E. Carrington Cabell
Willard P. Hall

William McWillie
Joseph Cable
Hugh A. Haralson

Richard K. Meade
Joseph P. Caldwell
Isham G. Harris

John K. Miller
Lewis D. Camphell
Thomas L. Harris

John S. Millson
Joseph R. Chandler

Thomas S. Haymond Jonathan D. Morris Thomas L. Clingman William Henry

Isaac E. Morse Williamson R. W. Cobb Henry W. Hilliard

Jeremiah Morton
William F. Colcock

Alexander R. Holladay James L. Orr
John R. J. Daniel
Volney E. Howard

John Olis

Mr. David Outlaw

Allen F Owen
Richard Parker
Alexauder G. Penn
John S. Phelps
Emery D. Polier
Paulus Powell
Robert R. Reed
John Robbins, jr.
Joseph M. Root
Robert L. Rose
John H. Savage

Mr. John L S-boolcraft

James A S-duon
Augustine H. Shepperd
Wiliam Sprague
Edward Stanly
Freder ck P. Stanton
Richard H Stanton
Alex-nder H. Stephens
John L. Taylor
James H. Thomas
Jacob Thompson

Mr. James Thompson

Abrałam W, Verable
Hiram Wallen
Daniel Wallace
Albert G. Watkins
Marshall J. Weliborn
John Wentworth
Christopher H. Williams
Davi i Wilmot
Joseph A. Woodward
Timothy R. Young.

Those who voted in the negative areMr. Henry P Alexander Mr. Daniel Gott

Mr. George W. Morrison
George Ashmun
Joseph Grinnell

William Nel-on
Thomas H. Averett
Edward Hammond

Andrew J. Ogle
John Beil
Mores Hampion

Edson B. Ols
Henry Bennett
Andrew J. Harlan

Charles H. Peaslee
Walter Booth
Andrew K. Hay

Lucius B. Peck
Jim's B. Bowlin
William Hebard

Charles W. Pitman
Daniel Breck
Harry H bbard

Will am A. Richard-on
George Briggs
Moses Hoagland

Elijah Risley
Lorenzo Burrows
John W. Houston

John L. Robinson
Thomas B. Butler
William T. Jackson

Julius Rockwell
George Alfred Caldwell Andrew Jchoson

Thomas Ross
Samuel Calvin
James L. Johnson

David Rumsey, jr.
David K. Cartter
George W. Jones

William A Sackett
Charles E. Clarke
George G. King

Cullen Sawielle Channcey F. Cleveland James G King

Ab'm M. Schermerborn
Orsamus Cole
John A. King

Peter H. Silvester
Harmon S. Conger
Horace Mann

Elbridge G Spaulding
Moses B Corwin
Humphrey Marshall

Charles Stetson
John Crowell

Orsamus B. Malteson Charles Sweetsti
Jesse C. Dickey
Joseph E. McDonald

Amos Tuck
Davil T. Disney
James McDow:]]

Walter Underhill
James H. Duncan
Edward W. McGaughey

John Van Dyke
Nathan Evans
Thomas McKissock

Samuel F. Vinton
Graham N. Fitch
Robert M. McLane

Loren P Waldo
Orin Fowler
Fayette McMullen

Hugh White
John Freedley
James Meacham

William A. Whitileses
Alfred Gilmore
Daniel F. Miller

George W. Wright.
Rufus K. Goodenow
So the House refused to suspend the rules.

On motion of Mr. Potter, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Burt reported that the committee, having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the special order for this day, viz: the bill of the House (No. 351) ' to reduce and modify the rates of postage in the United States,” had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. Frederick P. Stanton moved that the rules be suspended, so as to enable him to introduce the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That the use of this Hall be granted to the American Colonization Society, for their anniversary, on the 21st instant.

Pending which, On motion of Mr. Burt, at 2 o'clock and 53 minutes p. m., the House adjourned until to-morrow, at 12 o'clock m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1851.

On motion of Mr. Spaulding, Ordered, That the journal of yesterday be amended by the insertion of his name in the negative on the motion of Mr. McLanahan to suspend the rules for the purpose of introducing a resolution on the subject of the « fugitive slave law."

The following petitions and memorial were laid on the Clerk's table under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Beale: The petition of R. A. Arthur, of the State of Virginia, praying for the establishment of a mail route from Braxton Court-house to Nicholas Courthouse.

By Mr. Gerry: The petition of citizens of Kittery, in the State of Maine—heretofore presented January 11, 1849—praying for a mail route from Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire, to Kittery Foreside, in the State of Maine.

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

By Mr. Doty: The petition of William Blake for a pension-heretofore presented December 10, 1845; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Morton: The petition of William Thomas, son of Captain James Thomas—heretofore presented January 24, 1846; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

By Mr. Holmes: The petition of the heirs of Major Nathaniel Cud. worth, praying for commutation pay on account of his services during the war of the Revolution in the Massachusetts continental line;

Also, the petition of Roger Pinckney and Susannah Hayne Pinckney, his wife, praying for compensation for the services of Captain Richard Shubrick in the war of the Revolution.

By Mr. Bowlin: The petition of Hiram Cordell, son and heir-at-law of the late Captain John Cordell, who served in the Virginia line during the war of the Revolution, praying for commutation pay and the grant of land promised by Virginia to her troops in that war.

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

By Mr. Richardson: The petition of citizens of the State of Illinois, praying for the freedom of the public lands, in limited quantities, to actual settlers.

By Mr. Bowlin: The memorial of the mayor, alderman, and council of the city of St. Louis, praying for a grant of land to aid in the construction of a railroad from St. Louis to the western line of the State of Missonri, styled the Pacific railroad.

By Mr. Taylor: The petition of citizens of the State of Ohio, praying for a grant of land to aid in the construction of the Ohio and Mississippi railroad from Cincinnati to St. Louis; also, to the Cincinnati and Belpre Railroad Company, said road terminating at a point on the Ohio river opposite the western terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad.

Ordered, That said petitions and memorial be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

By Mr. Gorman: The petition of citizens of Knox county, in the State

of Indiana, praying for the establishment of a board of commissioners to settle the claims arising under the donations in Knox county and others.

By Mr. Crowell: Two petitions of citizens of Portage county, in the State of Ohio, praying for the repeal of the “ fugitive-slave law;"

Also, the petition of citizens of Mahoning county, in the State of Ohio, of like import with the foregoing.

By Mr. Daniel: The petition of citizens of the State of North Carolina, praying that the office of chaplain to Congress be abolished.

Ordered, That said petitions be referred to the Committee on the Judi. ciary.

By Mr. Gerry: The petition of Peter Dickson-heretofore presented February 6, 1837.

By Mr. Breck: The petition of Elizabeth Eve, widow of Joseph Eve, late chargé d'affaires of the republic of Texas, praying for compensation for the contingent expenses of said mission.

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

By Mr. Hammond: The petition of citizens of the “ Union Works," in the State of Maryland, praying for a modification of the tariff ; which was referred to the Commiitee of Ways and Means.

By Mr. Alexander Evans: The petition of citizens of the State of Maryland, praying for the adoption of some mode for the settlement of national difficulties without war; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

By Mr. Mason: The petition of John G. McDowell, of Lewis county, in the State of Kentucky, praying for compensation for services during the Indian wars of 1790 to 1795, and for loss of horses in said wars; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

By Mr. Bowie: The petition of Haas, Denghausen, and Company, Prussian subjects, praying for indemnity on account of injuries to their commerce during the continuance of the war with Mexico;

Also, the petition of Rucker, Riensch, and Company, subjects of Prussia, of like import with the foregoing.

By Mr. Fuller: The petition of Captain Matthew Keller, of the State of Maine, praying for compensation for extra services in ringing the fog. bell on Libby island, on the coast of Maine.

By Mr Stetson: The petition of citizens of Bangor, in the State of Maine, praying for a breakwater at Richmond's island, in said State.

By Mr. Grinnell: The petition of citizens of the State of Massachusetts, praying for a light-boat on the shoals off Chatham, on the coast of said State.

By Mr. Stanly: The petition of Walter R. Jones, president of the “Atlantic Nautical Insurance Company," and others, merchants and shipowners of the city of New York, praying for the erection of a light-house off Cape Hatteras, in the State of North Carolina; also, for a light-house on Flynn's knoll, at the entrance of New York harbor.

By Mr. Fowler: The petition of citizens of the State of Massachusetts, praying for a light-boat near Bronton's reef, on the coast of Rhode Island.

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

By Mr. Frederick P. Stanton: The petition of officers of the United States navy serving in the California station, praying for increased com. pensation; which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

By Mr. Disney: The petition of citizens of the city of Cincinnati, in the State of Ohio, praying that the United States purchase the Louisville and Portland canal, and make it free; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

By Mr. Burrows: The petition of citizens of Niagara county, in the State of New York, praying for the passage of a law giving further security to patentees; which was referred to the Committee on Patents.

A message in writing was received from the President of the United States, by Millard P. Fillmore, his private secretary; which was handed in at the Speaker's table.

On motion of Mr. Beale, by unanimous consent,

Ordered, That leave be granted for the withdrawal from the files of the House of the petition and papers of John Rosebury, for the purpose of reference to one of the executive departments.

On motion of Mr. Potter, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Burt reported that the committee, having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, and particularly the special order for this day, viz: (H. R. 351) "A bill to reduce and modify the rates of postage in the United States," had come to no resolution thereon.

Mr. William T. Jackson gave notice, under the rule, of his intention to move for leave to introduce a bill of the following title, viz:

A bill granting aid to the State of New York for educational purposes. And then, On motion of Mr. Clingman, at 3 o'clock and 15 minutes p. m., the House adjourned until to-morrow, at 12 o'clock m.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1851. The following petitions were laid on the Clerk's table under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:

By Mr. Taylor: The petition of Jacob Sailor, of the State of Ohio, praying for a pension on account of disability incurred from wounds received in the military service of the United States during the last war with Great Britain; which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

By Mr. Albert G. Brown: The petition of the heirs of Colonel James Mayson, praying for compensation for the services of their ancestor during the war of the Revolution; which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

By Mr. Underhill: The petition of citizens of Columbia county, in the State of Pennsylvania, for the settlement of national difficulties without

war.

By Mr. Green: The petition of Bennett C. Brown, assistant marshal of the State of Missouri, praying additional compensation for taking the census.

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

By Mr. Bowie: The petition of Catharine Hodges, widow of Benjamin Hodges-heretofore presented January 4, 1840; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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