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Mr. Harrison, of Pennsylvania, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Clearfield, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for a post road from Karthaus post office to the town of Clearfield.

Mr. Steele presented a memorial of sundry citizens of the State of Maryland, praying for the establishment of post offices at Church Creek, Ferguson and Martins store, Tobaccostick, and at Robinson's and Griffin, in Lake's district, and a weekly mail to pass said offices.

Mr. Morgan presented a petition of sundry citizens of Tyler county, in the State of Virginia, praying for a mail route from the mouih of Fishing creek, in Tyler county, to Middletown, in Monongalia.

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

On motion of Mr. Mercer, Ordered, That the petitions from inhabitants of the State of Virginia, praying the further aid of the Government in the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio canal, presented at the last Congress, be referred to the Committee on Roads and Canals. The rules being suspended for the purpose of introducing the same;

On motion of Mr. Miller, Resolved, That the Committce on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the propriety of granting to Captain John Smith, of the borough of Carlisle, in the State of Pennsylvania, late a lieutenant in the revolutionary army, commutation pay in lieu of half pay during life, and that all the papers now on the files of this House relating thereto, be referred to said committee. Leave being given to introduce the same; it was,

On motion of Mr. Craig, Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the propriety of allowing David L. Johnston, sole heir of Captain James Johnston, who fell in the war of the revolution, the seven years half pay promised by the resolution of the old Congress, of the 24th of August, 1780. Leave being given to introduce the same; it was,

On motion of Mr, Patton, 1. Resolved, that the Conimittee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the payment to Philip Lightfoot, of Port Royal, Virginia, the commutation of five years full pay, with interest in lieu of half pay for life, due to his father, Philip Lightfoot, for services in the war of the revolution.

2. Resolved, That the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be instructed to inquire into the propriety of making provision by law for paying to the legal representatives of the late Doctor George Yates, who was a surgeon in the continental line, five years' full pay, in commutation of the half pay for life promised by the several resolves of Congress, to officers of the revolutionary army rendering service to the close of the war. Leave being given to introduce the same; it was,

On motion of Mr. Mason, of Virginia, Resolved, That the Committee of Elections be instructed to inquire into the expediency of providing for the payment to Robert P. Letcher

and Thomas P. Moore, the compensation fixed by law, as members of the 23d Congress from the State of Kentucky, for their attendance at the first session of that Congress.

A motion was made by Mr. Pinckney, that the House do reconsider the rote of this day, which referred the memorial of the officers and soldiers of the Rhode Island brigade, of the revolutionary army, to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims; and pending this motion,

The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1836.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 30,) entitled "An act for the relief of Henry B. Tyler, executor of Col. Richard Smith, deceased," reported the same without amendment.

Ortlered, That the said bill be committed to the Committee of the whole IIcuse to-morrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Jacob F. Walter, accompanied by a bill (No. 99) for his 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 cases of Reuben N. Bullard, Knox, Haldeman & Co. and Jesse Wheeler, which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Jarvis, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Commodore John Rodgers, which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Chambers of Pennsylvania, from the Committee on Private Land Claims. made an unfavorable report on the petition of Auguste Brazeau, which report was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Beardsley, Ordered, That the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Joel Wright, and that it do lie on the table.

Mr. Philo C. Fuller, from the Committee of Claims, made wwfavorable reports on the cases of Presley Kemper and Alexander Humphrey, which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Sutherland, from the Committee on Commerce, to which the subject was referred on the 29th ultimo, reported a bill (No. 100) making an appropriation for the erection of a marine hospital in the city of Baltimore; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to the Cominittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

On motion of Mr. Cambreleng, Ordorid, That the Committee of Ways and Means, to which was referred the bill from the Senate, (No. 32,) entitled “An act supplementary to

an act to regulate and fix the compensation of clerks in the different of fices.' passed 20th April, 1818," be discharged from the consideration thereof, and that said bill be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Reed asked to be excused from serving on the select committee appointed on the memorials of sundry banks within the District of Columbia. Mr. Reed's request was granted by the House, and he was excused accordingly, and Mr. Hoar was appointed of the said committee in his place.

Mr. Pearce of Rhode Island, from the Committee on Commerce, to which the subject was referred, by memorials, on the 16th and 29th of December ultimo, reported a bill (No. 101) making an appropriation for a marine hospital at Portland, in the State of Maine; 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. Grayson, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made a report on the memorial of Gætano Carusi, accompanied by a bill (No. 102) for his relier, which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

On motion of Mr. Ward, Ordered, That the Committee on Military Affairs be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial of inhabitants of Coventry, in the county of Tolland, in the State of Connecticut, praying for the erection of a monument to the memory of Capt. Nathaniel Halé.

On motion of Mr. Judson, it was then Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to a select committee; and Mr. Judson, Mr. Pearce of Rhode Island, Mr. Lane, Mr. Hunt, and Mr. Dickson, were appointed the said committee.

The resolution submitted by Mr. Mason of Chio, on the 29th of December, in relation to the location of the national road in Ohio, was read, considered, and agreed to by the House.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their secretary:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed bills of the following titles, viz:

No. 10. An act to authorize the allowance of certain charges in the accounts of the American consul at London;

No. 19. An act supplementary to the act entitled " An act to amend the judicial system of the United States :">

No. 31. An act for the relief of Irvine Shubrick;

No. 35. An act for the relief of the owners of the brig Despatch and cargo ;

No. 36. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to adjust and pay to Benjamin Murphy, of Arkansas, the value of his corn, cattle, and logs, taken by the Cherokee Indians in the month of December, 1828;

In which bills I am directed to ask the concurrence of this House; and then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Cave Johnson yesterday, that 10,000 additional copies be printed of the leiter of the Secretary of the Treasury, with the statements accompanying the same, showing the condition of State banks; when the same was agreed to by the House.

The States being called for resolutions,
Mr. Jarvis submitted the following, viz:

Resolved, That in the opinion of this House, the subject of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia ought not to be entertained by Con

And be it further resolved, that in case any petition, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbie, be hercaster presented, it is the deliberate opinion of the House that the same ought to be laid upon the table, without being referred or printed.

The resolution being read,

A motion was made by Mr. John Quincy Adams, that the said resolution do lie on the table.

And the question being put,

66, Nays

133. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. George Grennell, jr. Mr. Sampson Mason
Chilton Allan
Elisha Haley

William McComas
Heman Allen
Hiland Hall

Thomas M. T. McKennan
Joseph B. Anthony
James H. Hammond

John J. Milligan
William H. Ashley
Gideon Hard

Mathias Morris
Jeremiah Bailey
Benjamin Hardin

James Parker
Andrew Beaumont
Joseph Henderson

Dutee J. Pearce
William K. Bond
Samuel Hoar

Balie Peyton
Nathaniel B. Borden
Elias Howell

Stephen C. Phillips
George N. Briggs
Joseph R. Ingersoll

David Poits, jr.
John Carr
William Jackson

John Reed
George Chambers
Henry F. Jancs

David Russell
John Chambers
Joseph Johnson

Ebenezer J. Shields
Timothy Childs
Williain Kennon

William Sprague, jr.
William Clark
George L. Kinnard

Bellamy Siorer
Thomas Corwin

John Klingensmith, jr. Joel B. Sutherland
Joseph H. Crane
John Laporte

Joseph R. Underwood
Caleb Cushing
Abbott Lawrence

Samuel F. Vinton
John W. Davis
Levi Lincoln

John White
Harmar Denny
Henry Logan

Elisha Whittlesey
George Evans
Thomas C. Love

Lewis Williams
Poilo C. Fuller
Job Mann

Henry A. Wise
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Michael W. Ash
Mr. James Garland

Mr. Luke Lea
Samuel Barton
Rice Garland

George Loyall
Janes M. H. Beale
Ransom H. Gillet

Edward Lucas
Benning M. Bean
Thomas Glascock

Francis S. Lyon
Samuel Beardsley
Jaines Graham

Abijah Mann, jr.
John Bell
Francis Granger

Richard J. Manning
Abraham Bockee
Seaton Grantland

Joshua L. Martin
Ratliff Boon
William J. Grayson

William Mason
John W. Brown
John K. Griffin

Moses Mason, jr.
Andrew Buchanan
Joseph Hall

Abrain P. Maury
Sannuel Bunch
Thoinas L. Hamer

William L. May
Jere A. Byarım
Edward A. Hanncgan

James J. McCay
William B. Calhoun
Samuel S. Harrison

John McKeon
Churchill C. Cambreleng Albert G. Harrison

Jeremiah McLene
Robert B. Campbell
Charles E. Haynes

Jesse Miller
William B. Carier
Abner Hazeltine

William Montgomery
Zadok Casey
William Hiester

Ely Moore
John Chaney
Hopkins Holsey

William S. Morgan
Reuven Chapinan
George W. Hopkins

Henry A. Muhlenberg,
Nan H. Claiborne

Benja nin C. Howard George W. Owens
John F. H. Claiborne
Elward B. Hubley

Sherman Page
Jesse F. Cleveland
Abel Huntington

Gorham Parks
Joon Coffee
Adam Huntsman

William Patterson
Walter Cole;
Samuel Ingham

John M. Patton
Henry W. Connor
Jabez Jackson

James A. Pearce
Robert Craig
Leonard Jarvis

Lancelot Phelps
John Cramer
Richard M. Johnson

Francis W. Pickens
Sinel Cushman
Cuve Johnson

Henry L. Pinckney
Edmund Deherry
Henry Johnson

Abraham Rencher
Ulysses F. Doubleday John W. Jones

John Reynolds
George C. Dromgoole Benjamin Jones

Joseph Reynolds
Valentine Efner
Andrew T. Judson

Eleazer W. Ripley
Horace Everett
Daniel Kilgore

John Roane
John Fairfield
Amos Lane

John Robertson
Dudley Farlin
Gerrit Y. Lansing

James Rogers
Jacob Fry, lr.
Joab Lawler

William Seymour
William K. Faller
Gideon Lee

William B. Shepard
Jobn Galbraith
Joshua Lee

Augustine H. Shepperd

Mr. William N. Shinn Mr. William Taylor

Mr. Joel Turrill
William Slade
Francis Thomas

Aaron Vanderpoel
Francis 0. J. Smith
John Thomson

Aaron Ward
David Spangler
Isaac Toucey

Daniel Wardwell
James Sianderer

George W. B. Towns George C. Washington John N. Steele James Turner

I »seph Weeks John Taliaferro A motion was then made by Mr. Wise to amend the said resolution, by striking out all thereof after the word resolved, and inserting the following:

" That there is no power of legislation granted by the constitution to the Congress of the United States to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia ; and that any attempt by Congress to legislate upon the subject of the abolition of slavery, will be not only unauthorized, but manifestly dangerous to the Union of the States."

A motion was made by Mr. Glascock to amend the amendment proposed by Mr. Wise, by adding thereto the following:

Resolved, That any attempt to agitate the question of slavery in this House, is calculated to disturb the compromises of the constitution, to endanger the Union, and, if persisted in, to destroy, by a servile war, the peace and prosperity of the country.

This proposition Mr. Wise accepted, and modified his motion by adding Mr. Glascock's amendment thereto.

And after debate, the hour having expired,
A motion was made that the House do proceed to the orders of the day.
And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

An engrossed bill (No. 79) entitled " An act to incorporate a Fire Insuirance Company in the town of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, was read the third time, and passed.

Ordered, That the clerk request the concurrence of the Senate in the said bill.

Bills from the Senate of the following titles, viz:

No. 10. An act to authorize the allowance of certain charges in the accounts of the American consul at London ;

No. 19. An act supplementary to the act entitled "An act to amend the judicial system of the United States;"

No. 31. An act for the relief of Irvine Shubrick;

No. 35. An act for the relief of the owners of the brig Despatch and cargo ;

No. 30. An act to authorize the Secretary of War to adjust and pay to Benjamin Murphy, of Arkansas, the value of his corn, cattle, and hogs, taken by the Cherokee Indians, in the month of December, 1828 ; were, severally, read the first and second time, and referred,

No. 10. To the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
No. 19. To the Committee on the Judiciary.
No. 34. To the Committee on Naval Affairs.
No. 35. To the Committee on Commerce,
No. 36. To the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, accompanied with two hundred and seventy-five copies of the Naval Register for 1936, for the use of the members of the House; which letter was ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the First Comptroller of

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