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Mr. A. G. Harrison presented a petition of sundry citizens of the State of Missouri, praying for the establishment of a new land district at Jefferson city, in the State of Missouri.

Mr. A. G. Harrison also presented a petition of John Wiley and Jefferson Greer, praying remuneration for improvements made upon certain lands sold by Government.

Mr. A. G. Harrison presented a petition of sundry citizens of the State of Missouri, in behalf of Robert Murray, praying for permission to change his entry for certain lands, the said entry being made through mistake.

Mr. Sevier presented the memorial of the General Assembly of the Territory of Arkansas, praying for an increase of the compensation of deputy surveyors of public lands.

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

The under mentioned petitions and memorials, heretofore presented, were again presented, and referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, viz:

By Mr. Sherrod Williams: The petition of James Smith, presented February 3, 1835.

By Mr. Underwood: The petition of Thomas Rogers, presented December 29, 1834.

By Mr. Dunlap: The petition of William Gann, presented December 11, 1834.

By Mr. Reynolds, of Illinois: The petition of inhabitants of Illinois, relative to changing a section of land for the use of schools, presented February 16, 1835.

By Mr. Reynolds, of Illinois: The petition of the Legislature of Illinois, relative to grants of land to soldiers of the late war, presented February 7, 1831.

By Mr. Chapman: The petition of the heirs of John Brahan, deceased, presented March 29, 1830.

By Mr. Chapman: The petition of Abraham Woodalls, presented February 16, 1835.

By Mr. Chapman: The petition of William Walker, presented December 23, 1834.

By Mr. Ashley : The petition of inhabitants of Missouri, for a new land district, presented February 23, 1835.

By Mr. Ashley: The petition of James Baldridge, presented January 17, 1835.

By Mr. Ashley: The petition of John Howell, presented January 17, 1835.

By Mr. Ashley: The petition of A. Tracy, W. Primm, Thomas J. Payne, H. Dent, Anthony Black, and John Bingham, presented January 12, 1835.

By Mr. Ashley: The petition of Jane Brown, presented January 28, 1833.

By Mr. Sevier: The pe:ition of Mary Tucker, presented December 29, 1834.

By Mr. Sevier: The petition of Joseph Cleft, presented December 27, 1834.

By Mr. Sevier: The petition of James M. Tuttle, presented December 29, 1834.

Mr. W. B. Shepard presented a petition of the common council of Alexandria, praying for an amendment of their charter relative to the election

of mayor

Mr. W. B. Shepard also presented a petition of the stockholders of the late Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria, praying for a recharter of said company.

Ordered, That the two foregoing petitions be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Ashley presented the petitions of the inhabitants of the State of Missouri, heretofore presented on the 11th of January, 1830, relative to the western boundary of said State, which were referred to the Committee on the Territories.

Mr. Cambreleng presented a statement of Edward Livingston, explanatory of the claim of Mr. Barton, Charge d'Affaires at Paris, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Lawrence presented a memorial of Thomas Aspinwall, consul of the United States at London, praying for a settlement of his account for contingent expenses, agreeably to long established usages, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Johnson, of Louisiana, presented a memorial and petition of Colin Mickle, executor of the last will, and also heir, of David Nagle, deceased, and of Antonio de Frias, subjects of the king of Spain, praying remuneration for loss sustained by the seizure of the ship Constitution, on board of which were eighty-four African slaves, belonging to the petitioners, who, together with the ship, were taken into Mobile and condemned in the district court of the United States for the district of Alabama; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. McKim presented a memorial of Lewis Neth, surviving executor of James Williams, deceased, heretofore presented on the 14th January, 1828, and also the memorial of Somerville Pinckney, administrator de bonis non, with the will annexed, of James Williams, deceased, heretofore presented on the 20th of January, 1834, and the same were referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Loyall presented sundry documents relative to the Dismal Swamp canal, which were referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals.

Mr. Whittlesey presented the petition of sundry inhabitants of Ohio, relative to a post route in Hancock county, heretofore presented on the 31st of January, 1833, which was referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

Mr. Ward presented the petition of John Adams Smith, heretofore presented on the 3d of April, 1834, which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

On motion of Mr. Ashley, Ordered, That such papers as are on file, relative to the documents granting the right of pre-emption to certain lots of land to the trustees of the town of Louisiana, in the State of Missouri, for the use of schools, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Harrison, Ordered, That the report of the recorder and commissioners under the provisions of the acts of July 9, 1832, and March 2, 1833, for the final adjustment of private land claims in the State of Missouri

, upon such claims as are entitled to be placed in the first class, specified in the act of 1832, communicated to this House, February 5, 1834; and the further report of the said recorder and commissioners on other claims to land in said State, communicated to this House, March 3, 1835, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands, and that the said reports be printed.

Mr. William B. Shepard presented a memorial of the president and di rectors of the Bank of Washington, in the city of Washington, praying that the charter of said bank may be renewed or extended.

Mr. William B. Shepard presented a memorial of the president and directors of the Bank of Potomac, and the president and directors of the Farmers' Bank of Alexandria, in the city of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, praying that the charters of said banks may be renewed or extended.

Mr. William B. Shepard presented a memorial of the president and directors of the Patriotic Bank, in the city of Washington, praying that the charter of said bank may be renewed or extended.

Mr. William B. Shepard presented a memorial of the president and directors of the Bank of the Metropolis, in the city of Washington, praying that the charter of said bank may be renewed or extended, and that they may be permitted to increase the capital of said bank.

NIr. William B. Shepard presented a memorial of the president and directors of the Bank of Alexandria, in the district of Columbia, praying that the charter of said bank may be extended, to enable said bank to wind up its business.

Mr. Shepard moved that these memorials be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, when

Mr. Thomas moved to amend said motion as follows:

That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the condition of the currency of the District of Columbia, to whom shall be referred the memorials now presented, and all other memorials which shall be presented to Congress at its present session, praying for an extension of the charters of the existing banks in said District, or for the establishment of any other bank or banks in their stead ; and that said committee be authorized to act in conjunction with any similar committee which may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to inspect the books and examine into tlie proceedings of said bank, 10 ascertain whether their charters have been violated or not, and whether any abuses or malpractices have existed in their management, and to send for persons and papers, and to examine witnesses on oath, and to appoint a clerk to record their proceedings.

And debate arising, it was

Ordered, That these memorials, and the motion of Mr. Thomas do lie on the table one day under the rule.

On motion of Mr. Wise, * Ordered, That the memorial of inhabitants of the town and county of York, in the state of Virginia, and of counties adjacent, for the erection of a monument at Yorktown, commemorative of the capture of the British army under Lord Cornwallis, presented on the 13th May, 1834, be referred to a select committee.

Mr. Wise, Mr. Morris, Mr. Moore, Mr. Graves, and Mr. Ripley, were appointed said committee.

Mr. Mason, of Ohio, by leave, submitted the following resolution, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table one day, viz:

Resolved, That the Secretary of War be instructed to communicate to the House of Representatives, the report of a survey and examination made pursuant to an act of Congress approved March 3, 1835, by Captain Canfield, under the direction of the War Department, of the line of the national road between Springfield, in the State of Ohio, and Richmond,

in the State of Indiana ; and that he further report whether the President of the Cnited States has approved or disapproved of the same.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting a report from the Commissioner of Pensions, in relation to rejected applications for pensions, required by the resolution of Congress of May 29, 1830 ; which said letter and report were ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the Ilouse a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report from F. R. Hassler, containing information in relation to the progress made in procuring standard weights and measures for the several custoin-houses of the United States; which letter and report were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill, (No. 51) making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government for the year 1836; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Sir. Cambreleng, from the same committee, also reported a bill, (No. 52) making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary and other pensioners of the United States, for the year 1836 ; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the same committee, also reported a bill (No. 53) making appropriations for the naval service for the year 1836; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the same committee, also reported a bill, (No. 54) making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States for the year 1836; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the same committee, also reported a bill, (No.55) making appropriations for the support of the Army for the year 1836; wluch bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill, (No. 56) to authorize the proper officers of the Treasury Department to credit the account of the Treasurer of the United States with the amount of unavailable funds standing to his debit on the books of the Treasury, and to transfer the amount to the debit of the banks and individuals indebted for the same; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolved. That so much of the letter of the Navy Commissioners to the Secretary of the Navy, of the 12th of November last, as relates to the employment of a steward at the Washington navy yard, and to changes in the compensation of certain clerks and other officers at various navy yards, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

The said resolution was read and agreed to by the House. Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported the following resolution, viz:

Resolred, That so much of the estimate of appropriations, and of the communications of the Quartermaster General, as relates to extra compen

sation to clerks, and the salaries of clerks in that Department, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The said resolution was read and agreed to by the House.

Mr. Cambreleng communicated certain papers in relation to extra compensation to clerks in the office of the Quartermaster General of the Army, as also an explanation of Major General McComb, in relation to a claim for pay as brevet major general, from April 16, 1818, to May 21, 1821, which papers were ordered to be printed.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the consideration of so much of the estimates of appropriations as relates to a claim of Lieutenant Anthony Drane, and that it be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Mason, of Virginia, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported a bill (No. 57) to carry into effect a convention between the United States and Spain; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Evans, from the Committee on Invalid Pensions, reported a bill (No. 58) granting pensions and arrearages of pensions to certain persons therein named, accompanied by reports in each case; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

[The persons provided for in said bill, are Enoch Blaisdell, Jared Buckingham, Beverly Roy, Parsons Smith, Josiah H. Brown, Isaac Carter, James Calvin, James B. Folsom, Edward Nicholas and Origen Eaton.]

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the Legislature of Missouri in relation to marine hospitals on the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and that the said memorial be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the Committee on Roads and Canals he discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Arkansas, in relation to a survey of Current and Black rivers, and that leave be given to withdraw the same.

On motion of Mr Hammond, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be dischaged from the further consideration of the petition of the heirs of Peter Dominick Robert, and that it lie on the table.

Mr. Phillips, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of Joseph W. Wormstead and others, accompanied by a bill (No. 59) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Phillips, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of Abiel Roads and others, accompanied by a bill (No. 60) for their rélief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Phillips, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of Ebenezer Phillips and others, accompanied by a bill (No. 61) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Phillips, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the

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