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The House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution from the Senate, for the appointment of a joint committee to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that, unless he may have other communications to make, the two Houses are ready to close the presen: session by an adjournment; and the said resolution being read, was agreed to by the House; and
Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Parks, were appointed of the said committee on the part of this House.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dickins, chief clerk in the Department of State, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 545. An act to repeal so much of the act of March 2, 1799, as re. spects the issuing of certificates on the importation of wines.
No. 574. An act to authorize the corporation of Georgetown to close certain streets in said town.
No. 357. An act for the relief of Frederick C. De Krafft.
No. 426. An act granting half pay to widows and orphans where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military serrice of the United States in certain cases, and for other purposes.
The rules being suspended for the purpose of receiving the same,
Resolved, That the usual allowance be made to the watch and lamp-
Mr. Cushing, from the Committee on Foreign Affairs, made unfarorable reports on the cases of William Fettyplace, John R. Brown, Robert Roberts, Peter A. Karthaus, Alexander Woodruff, which reports were ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of Mr. Cushing, Ordered, That the Comınittee on Foreign Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorials of sundry persons praying the enactment of a law to indemnify the petitioners for losses incurred by spoliations committed by France prior to 1800; and also, the resolutions of Maryland on the same subject; and from the consideration of all other matters not finally acted on by the said committee, and that the memorials and papers appertaining thereto be laid on the table.
Mr. Ingersoll, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made an unsavorable report on the petition of Richard Drummond ; which report was ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Galbraith, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Nancy Stewart; which report was ordered to lie on the table.
Ordered, That the several Standing Committees, and Select Committees, be discharged from all matters of business referred at the present ses sion of Congress, and not reported upon.
A message from the Senate by Mr. Lowrie, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have been notified by the President of the United States that he did, this day, approve and sign enrolled bills of the following titles, viz:
No. 255. An act to carry into effect in the State of Alabama and Mississippi, the existing compacts with those States, in regard to the five per cent. fund, and the school reservations.
No. 310. An act supplementary to an act entitled “ An act to regulate the deposites of the public money, passed 230 June, 1836."
No. 222. An act confirming claims to land in the State of Louisiana.
No. 174. An act for the purchase of certain rights or inventions of William H. Beil, of North Carolina.
Nc. 214. An act to suspend the discriminating duties upon goods imported in vessels of Portugal, and to reduce the duties on wines.
No. 2. An act confirming claims to land in the State of Missouri, and for other
purposes. No. 239. An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose.
No. 155. An act to reorganize the General Land Office.
No. 264. An act to authorize the appointment of additional paymasters, and for other purposes.
No. 284. An act granting a pension to General Eleazer W. Ripley.
No. 300. An act in addition to the act entitled “ An act making appropriations in part for the support of Government in the year 1836, and for other purposes.
Explanations having been made to the House,
A motion was made by Mr. Phillips, that the House do reconsider the vote taken on Saturday, the 2d of July instant, whereby it was
" Resolved, That the member from Kentucky, (Mr. Williams,) having refused to take his seat ordered to do so by the chairman of the Committee of the Whole House, having ordered the chairman to take his seat, and having defied the power of the chair and the House, has committed a contempt of this House, and is justly liable to its censure.”
And on the question, Will the House reconsider the said vote?
The question then recurred that the House do agrec to the said resolu. tion ?
And being again put,
Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, from the Joint Committee appointed to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him that, unless he may have communications to make to Congress, the two Houses are ready to close the present session by an adjournment, reported that the committee had waited on the President, and fulfilled the duties of its appointment, and that the committee was informed by the President that he had no further communication to make to Congress at the present session.
And then, on motion,
The Speaker adjourned the House until the first Monday in the month of December, 1836, the day fixed by the Constitution of the United States for the annual meeting of Congress.
the memorials came. See also Slavery.]
161, 181, 184, 521, 733, 853
929, 933, 941, 965, 1004, 1018
• 754, 1082
for the navy
Appalachicola river, remove mud shoal in west pass
[See bills S. No. 146.]
[See bills Ho. No. 523.]
442, 464, 577, 586, 587, 591, 679, 689, 716, 747. 74
874, 879, 885, 889, 900, 902,998, 1033, 1213. 2
[See bills S. No. 41.]
[See bills Ho. No. 581.]
special order on bills making
117, 239, IGE
129, 238, 492, 749, 850. III
[See bills Ho. Nos. 54, 103, 201. Also, bills S. No. 123.
[See bills Ho. No. 259.)
[See bills Ho. No. 610.)
[See bills Ho. Nos. 53, 207.)
[See bills Ho. No. 323.]
[See bills Ho. No. 307.)
[See bills Ho. No. 363.]
[See bills Ho. No. 70.)
[See bills Ho. No. 695.)
additional land granted for building legislative hall
[See bills Ho. No. 117.)
(See bills Ho. No. 208.)
(See bills Ho. No. 439. Also bills S. No. 178.]
bills S. No. 234.]
[See bills S. No. 256.]
[See bills S. No. 234.)
(See resolutions Ho. No. 10.)
• 69, 73, 601