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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1836.

The unanimous consent of the House being given,

Mr. Dunlap, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which the subject was referred on the 11th of December, reported a bill (No. 68) to amend an act, entitled "An act to authorize the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same,” passed 18th of April, 1806, accompanied by a report, in writing; which bisl was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. William B. Shepard, The rules of proceeding were suspended for the purpose of receiving reports from committees; and then

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 69) making an appropriation for repressing hostilities commenced by the Seminole Indians; 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 a hill (No. 70) making appropriations for the current expenses of the Indian Department, for Indian annuities, and other similar objects, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six; 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 an amendment to the bill for the relief of the sufferers by the fire in the city of New York; which amendment was committed to ihe Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, reported a bill (No. 71) for the relief of Thomas Dixon and Company, of New York; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Wardwell, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made a report on the case of Amy Wilson, accompanied by a bill (No. 72) for her relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to morrow.

Mr. Wardwell, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made a report on the petitions of Peter Doxtater and Jacob Weaver, accompanied by a bill (No. 73) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Wardwell, Ordered, that the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Eliza Causin and Ann Turner, heirs of Colonel John H. Stone; and that the said petition do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Haynes, Ordered, that the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Mary Black; and that the said petition do lie on the table.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report, accompanied by a bill (No. 74) for the relief of the legal representatives of Thomas

Haliday; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of William Woodward and William Mitchell, accompanied by a bill (No. 75) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made unfavorable reports on the petitions of Thomas Hanson, Jerome Barhyett, the heirs of John Chambers, and John Brophy; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Grennell, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of the heirs of Josias Thompson, accompanied by a bill (No. 76) for the relief of the legal representatives of Josias Thompson, which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Dutee J. Pearce, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 77) for the relief of Gilbert A. Smith and others; which bill was read the first and second time, and commited to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Davis, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Clark Allen, accompanied by a bill (No. 78) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, to-morrow.

Mr. Davis, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Caze and Richaud; which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. William B. Shepard, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, reported a bill (No. 79) to incorporate a fire insurance company in the town of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia ; which bill was read the first and second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read a third time to-morrow.

Mr. Parker, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 80) concerning pensions payable out of the Navy Pension Fund; 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. Parker, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the petition of Samuel W. Ruff, accompanied by a bill (No. 81) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Kennon, from the Committee on Public Lands, made a report on the petition of Thomas P. Eskridge and Elvarez Fisk, accompanied by a bill (No. 32) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Kennon, Ordered, That the Committee on Public Lands be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of the inhabitants of the State of Indiana, asking for a division of sections and quarter sections of public land, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

Mr. Crane, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, reported a bill (No. 83) for the relief of the legal representatives of Doctor Absalom Baird, deceased; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. May, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report upon the petition of Daniel Smith, accompanied by a bill (No. 84) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Casey, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred so much of the President's message as relates to the public lands, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (No. 85) to graduate the price of the public lands, to make provision for actual settlers, and to cede the refuse lands to the States in which they lie; which bill was read the first and second time and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union :

And, on motion of Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, three thousand addi tional copies of said bill and report were ordered to be printed.

Mr. Casey, from the Committee on the Public Lands, made a report on the petition of John Dement, accompanied by a bill (No. 86) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the Committee on the Public Lands, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Peter Alba; which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Thomson, of Ohio, from the Committee on Military Affairs, reported a bill (No. 87) to authorize a compromise, and to secure to the United States the title to the Pea Patch island, in the river Delaware ; which bill was read the first and second time and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Patterson, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill (No. 88) for the relief of Farish Carter, and the heirs of Charles W1!liamson, deceased; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr Jones, of Virginia, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported a bill (No. 89) for the relief of the heirs of Nathaniel Tyler; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Honse to-morrow

Mr. Pierce, of New Hampshire, from the Committee on the Judiciary, made a report on the petition of Thomas McClelland and James Smith, accompanied by a bill (No. 90) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House 13morrow.

On motion of Mr. Pierce, of New Hampshire, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Amos Butler, and that said petition do lie upon the table.

On motion of Mr. Smith, of Maine, Ordered, That the Committee of Ways and Means be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Levi Cutler and N. and Z. Dana, and that they be referred to the Committe on Commerce.

On motion of Mr. Storer, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the turther consideration of the petitions of John Griffith and Robert Tucker and wife, and that said petitions do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Lincoln, Ordered, That the Committee on the Public Lands be discharged from

the further consideration of the memorial of the trustees of the Pensacola Academy of Florida, and that said memorial be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Bond, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Obadiah Turpin, and that it be laid on the table,

Mr. Harrison, of Missouri, from the Committee on the Public Lands, made a report on the petition of David Browning, accompanied by a bijl (No. 91) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Harrison, from the Committee on the Public Lands, also made a report on the petition of Jonathan Boone, accompanied by a bill (No. 92) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Garland, of Virginia, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of James Caulfield, accompanied by a bill (No. 93) for his relief; which was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Parker, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the petition of James Wiltbank, accompanied by a bill (No. 94) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Huntsman, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, made a report on the petition of Don Louis Rosamond Orillion, accompanied by a bisl (No. 95) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of John Good, and that said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Lawler, Ordered, That the Committee on Private Land Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Margaret Freeman, and that the said petition do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Lea, of Tennessee, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Dr. Avery Downer, Moses Dusenbury, and Leonard Smith, and that the said petitions do lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Craig, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Margaret Carter, and other heirs of Bennet Belew, and that the said petition be referred to the Com. mittee on Private Land Claims.

On motion of Mr. Coffee, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Moses Pierce, and that it be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Ingham, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of William Stannard and others, accompanied by a bill (No. 96) for their relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Lyon, Ordered, That the Committee on Indian Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Edward D. Graham, and that said petition be laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Fry, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged trom the further consideration of the petitions of John Pickard and Elias Snyder; and that said petitions do lie on the table.

Mr. Storer, from the select committee appointed on the memorial of Morgan Neville, reported a joint resolution (No. 1) to renew the gold medal struck and presented to General Morgan, by order of Congress, in honor of the battle of the Cowpens : which resolution was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

Mr. Richard M. Johnson, from the Committee on Military Affairs, to which was referred the subject of extra compensation and salaries to clerks in the office of the Quartermaster General, made a report thereon, accompanied by a bill (No. 97) to authorize the Quartermaster General to employ clerks and a messenger in his office; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Wardwell, Ordered, That the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Eliza Causin and Ann Turner, heirs of Colonel J. H. Stone, and that it be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Wise, from the select committee appointed on the 29th of December, on the subject, reported a bill (No. 98) to carry into effect a resolution of Congress, passed on the 29th day of October, 1781, “to erect a marble column, at York, in Virginia ;" 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. Mann, of New York, from the select committee to which was referred the rules and orders of the House of Representatives of the 23d Congress, as modified in the 55th rule, to consider and report thereon whether any amendment be necessary, and to consider all propositions relating to the rules and orders which should be proposed by any member of this House; made a report, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House sundry communications, viz:

I. A letter from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting an abstract of the contingent expenditures of the Navy, for the year ending September 30, 1835; which letter and statement were ordered to lie on the table.

II. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a tabular statement, exhibiting the sums yearly paid under each material head of expenditure, from 1816 to 1834, inclusive, called for by the House on the 31st ultimo; which letter and statement were ordered to lie on the table, and five thousand additional copies thereof were, on motion of Mr. Cave Johnson, ordered to be printed.

III. A letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting statements, showing the capital, circulation, discounts, specie, deposites, and condition of such of the State banks and banking companies, as he has been able to

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