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The question was put that the House do agree to the motion made by Mr. Everett,

And was decided in the negative.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. Jarvis on the 6th, and as modified on the 13th instant, in relation to slavery in the District of Columbia.

The question recurred on the amendment of Mr. Wise, on the 6th instant, as modified yesterday,

And after further debate, the hour expired: when

A motion was made by Mr. Cambreleng, that the House do proceed to the orders of the day.

And the question being put, It was decided in the negative. The consideration of the said resolution and amendment was then resumed and continued,

And pending which, the Speaker, by consent, laid before the House the message received from the President of the United States this day, which was read and is as follows, viz:

WASHINGTON, January 20, 1836. Sir: I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives a report from the director of the Mint, exhibiting the operations of that institution during the year 1835.

The report contains, also, some very useful suggestions as to certain changes in the laws connected with our coinage and with that establishment, which are recommended to your early and careful attention.

Besides some remarks in it on the progress made in the erection of branch mints, and procuring machinery therefor, I enclose a report from the Secretary of the Treasury, submitting more detailed statements as to the new buildings, from each of the agents appointed to superintend their erection.

ANDREW JACKSON. Hon. JAMES K. POLK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Ordered, That the said message and accompanying documents be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1836.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private secretary, notifying that the President did, on the 19th instant, approve and sign an enrolled bill, (No. 10,) entitled “ An act to authorize the allowance of certain charges in the accounts of the American cousul at London.”

Mr. John Quincy Adams asked the unanimous consent of the House to move the following resolution, viz:

Resolved, That so much of the message of the President of the United States to Congress at the commencement of the present session, as relates to the failure, at the last session of Congress, of the bill containing the ordinary appropriations for fortifications, be referred to a select committee,

with instructions to inquire into, and report to the House, the causes and circumstances of the failure of that will.

The moving the said resolution being objected to,

A motion was made by Mr. Miller, that the rules of the House, in relation to the order of business, be suspended, so as to afford Mr. Adams an opportunity to move said resolution :

And on the question, Shall the rules be suspended for the purpose aforesaid ? It passed in the affirmative,

Yeas, 129, Two-thirds of the members present voting therefor, viz:

Nays, 60. 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. Rice Garland

Mr. William L. May
Heman Alla
Ransom H. Gillet

Jonathan McCany
Joseph B. Anihony
Thomas Glascock

James J. McKay
Michael W. Ash
Francis Granger

John McKeon
Samuel Barton
Seaton Grantland

Isaac McKim
Benning M. Bean
Elisha Haley

Jeremiah McLene
Samuel Beardsley
Thomas L. Hamer

Jesse Miller
Andrew Beaninont

Edward A. Hannegan William Montgomery
Abraham Bochee
James Harper

William S. Morgan
Rallifr Boon
Samuel S. Harrison

Mathias Morris
Nathaniel B. Borden
Albert G. Harrison

Henry A. Muhlenberg
Mathias J. Bovee
Albert G. Hawes

George W. Owens
Lynn Boyd
Micajah T. Hawkins

Sherman Page
George N. Briggs
Charles E. Haynes

James Parker
John W. Brown
Joseph Henderson

William Patterson
Churchill C. Cambreleng William Hiester

Franklin Pierce
Robert B. Campbell
Hopkins Holsey

Dulee J. Pearce
John Carr

George W. Hopkins Lancelot Phelps
Zadok Casey
Edward B. Hubley

Stephen C. Phillips
John Chaney
Adam Huntsinan

John Reynolds
Reuben Chapman
Samuel Ingham

Joseph Reynolds
Graham H. Chapin
Jabez Jackson

John Robertson
Timothy Childs
Joseph Johnson

James Rodgers
Nathaniel H. Claiborne Richard M. Johnson

Ferdinand Schenck
William Clark
Cave Johnson

William Seymour
Jesse F. Cleveland
John W. Jones

Ebenezer J. Shields
Walter Coles
Andrew T. Judson

William N. Shina
Robert Craig
Daniel Kilgore

Jonathan Sloane
John Cramer
Amos Lane

Francis O. J. Smill:
Samuel Cashman
Gerrit Y. Lansing

David Spangler
Edmmd Deberry
John Laporte

William Sprague, jr.
Harmar Denny
Joab Lawler

Bellamy Storer
Philemon Dickerson
George W. Lay

John Thomson
David Dickson
Gideon Lee

Isaac Toucey
George C. Dromgoole Stephen B. Leonard

George W.B. Towas
Valentine Efoer
Levi Lincoln

James Turner
George Evans
George Loyal)

Joel Turril
John Fairfield
Edward Lucas, jr.

Aaron Vanderpoel
Dudley Farlin
Abijah Mann, jr.

David D. Wagener
Richard French
Richard J. Manning

Daniel Ward well
Jacob Fry, jr.
Joshua L. Martin

Taylor Webster
Philo C. Fuller
John Y. Mason

Joseph Weeks
James Garland
William Mason

Lewis Williams
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. Chilton Allan
Mr. John Calhoon

Mr. Caleb Cushing
John Banks
William B. Calhoun

Edward Darlington
John Bell
George Chainbers

John W. Davis
William K. Bond
John Chambers

Horace Everett
James W. Bouldin
Thomas Corwin

John B. Forester
Samuel Bunch
Joseph H. Crane

William J. Grayson

Mr. George Grennell, jr. Mr. Luke Lea

Mr. William B. Shepard
John K. Grittin
Sampson Mason

Augustine H. Shepperd
James H. Harnmond
Abram P. Maury

William Slade
Gideon Hard
William McCoinas

James Standerer
Benjamin Hardin

Thos. M. T. McKennan John Taliaferro
Jarnes Harlan
John J. Milligan

Francis Thomas
Abner Hazeltine
Gorbam Parks

Waddy Thompson, jr.
Samuel Hoar
Jarnes A. Pearce

Joseph R. Underwood
Benjamin C. Howard
Ebenezer Pettigrew

Samuel F. Vinton
Elias Howell
Balie Peyton

George C. Washington
Josseph R. Ingersoll
Henry L. Pinckney

John White
Henry F. Janes
John Reed

Elisha Whittlesey
Leopard Jarvis
John Roanc

Sherrod Williams
Abbout Lawrence
David Russell

Henry A. Wise
Mr. Adams then moved the adoption of his said resolution : when

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, moved to amend the same, by adding thereto the following, viz: “and that said committee be authorized to send for persons and papers."

Whilst Mr. Adams was debating his said resolution, he was called to order by Mr. Mercer, for words spoken in debate alleged to be against order; and Mr. Mercer, by direction of the Speaker, reduced to writing the words to which he excepted, and handed the paper to the chair, which paper is as follows, viz:

The member from Massachusetts remarked, in terms, that in the debate in the paper, meaning the National Intelligencer, and the debate to be a late debate in the Senate, that a charge had been made, that the appropriation of three millions, meaning the amendment moved in a bill of this House of the last session, called the fortification bill, was unconstitutional, thus referring to a late debate in the Senate of the United States."

Mr. Adams denied that he used the precise words excepted to and reduced to writing by Mr. Mercer, as herein set forth.

The question was then put to the House, Are the words reduced to writing by Mr. Mercer, the words spoken by Mr. Adams?

And was decided in the negative.
And after further debate on the subject matter of the said resolution,
The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1836.

Mr. Jarvis, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 207) making appropriations for completing vessels of war on the stocks, and for repairing and equipping those in ordinary; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

Mr. Parker, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, made an unfavorable report on the petition of Mary Fish and Catharine McMurray; which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Philo C. Fuller, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of David Cook ; which report was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Casey, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was referred, on the 16th of December, the memorial of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Arkansas, made a report, accompanied by a bill (No. 208) for the relief of sundry citizens of Arkansas who lost their improvements in consequence of a treaty between the United States and the

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

Mr. Craig, from the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of Simon Summers, accompanied by a bill (No. 209) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Storer, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made a report on the petition of John Pickard, accompanied by a bill (No. 210) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to u Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Bond, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made an unfavorable report on the petition of John Croft, which was ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. Howell, Ordered, That the Committee on Invalid Pensions be discharged from the further consideration of the petition of Amos Mansfield, junior, and that it be laid on the table.

Mr. Lea, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, made a report on the petition of Richard Martin, accompanied by a bill (No. 211) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-niorrow.

Mr. Whittlesey, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petittion of Moritz Furst; which was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Grennell, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the consideration of the bill (No. 33) for the relief of Commodore John Downes, and that the said bill, together with the memorial of Commodore Downes, be recommitted to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Everett, Ordered, That the case of John Brown, a Cherokee, together with the report of the Committee on Indian Affairs thereon, be recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolution moved by Mr. John Quincy Adams, yesterday, that so much of the message of the President of the United States as relates to the failure, at the last session of Congress, of the bill containing the ordinary appropriations for fortifications, he referred to a select committee, with instructions to inquire into, and report to the House, the causes and circumstances of the failure of that bill.

The question recurred on the amendment moved by Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, to add to the resolution these words, and that said committee be authorized to send for persons and papers."

And after further debate,
The House adjourned until Monday next, 12 o'clock meridian.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1836.

Another member, viz: from the State of Maryland, Daniel Jenifer, appeared, was sworn to support the constitution of the United States and took his seat.

Mr. Parks presented a petition of inhabitants of the State of Maine, praying that suitable fortifications may be erected at the Bucksport narrows, or other suitable place, for the defence of the river Penobscot; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. Smith presented the petition of Samuel Winslow, of the State of Maine, a soldier in the late war with Great Britain, praying for a pension; which petition was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Smith, Ordered, That the petition of Bartlett Holmes, presented February 2, 1835, be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Cushman presented a memorial of sundry citizens and merchants of Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire, praying indemnity for spoliations on their lawful commerce on the high seas, committed by French cruizers, prior to the year 1800 ; from all liability therefor the French Government was absolved by the convention of 1800.

On motion of Mr. Cushman, Ordered, That the petition of Simon S. Morrill, presented December 8, 1834, be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

Mr. Bean presented the petition of Jonathan Dow, of the State of New Hampshire, a soldier of the revolution, praying for a pension ; which petition was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.

Mr. John Quincy Adams rose and stated to the House that he had received a petition from certain ladies of the town of Marshfield, in the State of Massachusetts, praying the abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of Columbia; which petition he offered to present.

Mr. Adams moved that the said petition be received, and stated that it was his intention to move that it be referred to a select committee with certain instructions.

Mr. Adams was proceeding to debate his motion, when he was called to order by Mr. Hardin, who stated his question of order to be, that, under the 45th rule, petitions "shall not be debated or decided on the day of their being first read, unless where the House shall direct otherwise, but shall lie on the table, to be taken up in the order they were read," the motion “that the petition be received,” if debate arise thereon, must lie over until to-morrow.

The Speaker decided that Mr. Adams was in order in debating the motion “that the petition be received,” as in the opinion of the Chair, that part of the 45th rule which provides, that petitions "shall not be debated or decided on the day of their being first read, unless where the House shall direct otherwise, but shall lie on the table, to be taken up in the order they were read," applies only to petitions after they have been received by the House, and not to the preliminary question on the motion, “ that the petition be received," before the petition has been received, and is in the possession of the House.

From this decision of the Chair Mr. Craig appealed to the House.

And the question was stated. Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House?

A motion was made by Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee, that the further consideration of the said appeal, and subject matters therewith connected, be postponed until Tuesday; when

The previous question was moved by Mr. Miller, and being demanded by a majority of the members present,

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now

put?

And passed in the affirmative.

The main question was then put, viz: Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the House ?

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