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A motion was made by Mr. Hamer, that said message be referred to the select committee this day appointed on the message communicating documents in relation to the contested boundary between the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan.
A motion was then made by Mr. Howard, that the said message be referred to the Committee on the Territories.
And pending the question on these motions,
The House adjourned until Monday next, the 14th instant, at 12 o'clock meridian.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1835.
Two other members, viz:
From Louisiana—Rice Garland, appeared, were sworn to support the constitution of the United States, and took their seats.
Mr. Howard moved that the House do reconsider the vote taken on Thursday the 10th inst. referring to a select committee the message of the President of the United States, communicating sundry documents in relation to disputed boundary between the State of Ohio and the Territory of Michigan.
The consideration of this motion was postponed until to-morrow: when,
Mr. Haly, of Connecticut, rose and announced to the House, that Zalmon Wildman, one of the members of this House, from the State of Connecticut, died at his lodgings in this city on the 10th inst. subsequent to the adjournment of the House on that day.
Mr. Haley then submitted the following, viz:
Whereas, since the last adjournment of this House, the Hon. Zalmon Wildman, a Representative of the State of Connecticut, died at his lodgings in this city, and in testimony of respect for his memory, both Houses of Congress assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives on Saturday last, and attended the funeral of the deceased, under the superintendence of the Committee of Arrangements designated by the Speaker, viz:
Mr. Haley of Connecticut, Mr. Lincoln of Massachusets, Mr. Smith of Maine, Mr. Beaumont of Pennsylvania, Mr. Williams of North Carolina, Mr. Griffin of South Carolina, Mr. Hardin of Kentucky.
Resolved, unanimously, That, as a further testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, the members of this House will wear crape on the left arm for thirty days.
This preamble and resolution being read, they were adopted, unanimously, by the House, and it was,
Ordered, That the Clerk communicate the same to the Senate.
Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives of the death of the Hon. Elias K. Kane, late a Senator of the United States from the State of Illinois, which took place on Friday evening last, the 11th inst. at his lodgings in this city, and that his funeral will take place this day at half past 12 o'clock : and then he withdrew : whereupon,
On motion of Mr. Casey, it was Resolved, unanimously, That the members of this House will attend the funeral of the Hon. Elias K. Kane, late a Senator from the State of Illinois, this day, at the hour appointed for the same, and as a testimony of respect
for the memory of the deceased, they will go into mourning for one month,
On motion of Mr. Reynolds,
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1835.
A motion was made by Mr. Whittlesey, that the House do now proceed to the choice of a Sergeat-at-arms, a Principal Door-keeper and an Assistant Door-keeper.
And the question being put thereon,
The House then proceeded by ballot, to the choice of a Sergeant-at-arms, and upon counting the seventh ballot, it appeared that Roderick Dorsey, of the State of Maryland, had obtained a majority of all the votes given in, and as therefore duly elected.
A motion was then made by Mr. Bockee, that the House do come to the following resolution, viz:
Resolved, That Overton Carr be appointed Principal Door-keeper ; and that John W. Hunter be appointed Assistant Door-keeper to this House,
And pending the question on this proposition,
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1835.
From the State of Louisiana-Eleazer W. Ripley, appeared, were sworn to support the constitution of the United States, and took their seats.
Roderick Dorsey, who was, on yesterday, elected Sergeant-at-arms of the House, appeared, when the oath of oflice, viz: faithfully to keep the secrets of the House, was administered to him by the Speaker, and he thereupon entered upon the duties of his office.
Vr. Fairfield presented a petition of female inhabitants of the county of York, in the State of Maine, praying that slavery and the slave trade may be abolished, immediately, within the District of Columbia; which petition Tas, on motion of Mr. Cramer, laid on the table.
JIr. Fairfield also presented a petition of inhabitants of Lymington, and its Ficinity, in the State of Maine, praying that measures may be taken for the immediate abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia; which petition teing read,
A motion was made by Mr. Fairfield that it do lie on the table.
180, It passed in the affirmative, Nays,
31. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. John Bell
William K. Bond
James W. Bouldin
Mr. Matthias J. Bovee Mr. James H. Hammond
Edward A. Hannegan
Gideon Harit Andrew Buchanan
Benjamin Hardin Samuel Bunch
James Harlan Robert Burns
Samuel S. Harrison John Calhoon
Albert G. Harrison Churchill C. Cambreleng Albert G. Hawes Robert B. Campbell
Micajah T. Hawkins Jolin Carr
Charles E. Haynes William B. Carier
Samuel Hoar Zadok Casey
George W. Hopkins George Chambers
Benjaman C. Howard Joun Chambers
Elias Howell Jobn Chaney
Hiram P. Hunt Reuben Chapman
Abel Huntington Graham H. Chapin
Adam Huntsman Nath. H. Claiborne
Joseph R. Ingersoll John Coffee
Samuel Ingham Walter Coles
Jabez Jackson Henry W. Connor
Leonard Jarvis Thomas Corwin
Joseph Jolinson Robert Craig
Richard M. Johnson John Cramer
Cave Johnson Joseph H. Crane
Henry Johnson Samuel Cushman
John W. Jones John W. Davis
Benjamin Jones Edmund Deberry
Andrew T. Judson Philemon Dickerson
William Kennon Ulysses F. Doubleday Daniel Kilgore George C. Dromgoole Gecrge L. Kinnard William C. Dunlap
John Klingensmith, jr. Valentinc Elmer
Amos Lane Horace Evereil
Gerrit Y. Lansing John Fairfield
Joab Lawler Dudley Farlin
Abbott Lawrence John B. Forester
George W. Lay Samuel Fowler
Gideon Lee Richard French
Joshua Lee Jacob Fry, jr.
Luke Lea Philo C. Fuller
Siephen B. Leonard William K. Fuller
Levi Lincoln John Galbraith
Henry Logan James Garland
George Loyall Ricc Garland
Edward Lucas, jr. Ransom H. Gillet
Francis S. Lyon Thomas Glascock
Abijah Mann, jr. James Graham
Job Mann Francis Granger
Joshua L. Martin Seaton Grantland
John Y. Mason William J. Graves
William Mason William J. Grayson
Moses Mason, jr. John K. Griffin
Sampson Mason Elisha Haley
Abram P. Maury Joseph Hall
William L. May Those who voted in the negative, are, Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. Hiland Hall Heman Allen
James Harper John Banks
Abner Hazeltine Nathaniel B. Borden
Joseph Henderson George N. Briggs
William Hiester William B. Calhoun
Edward B. Hubley William Clark
William Jackson Caleb Cushing
Henry F. Janes Edward Darlington
John Laporte George Evans
Thomas C. Love George Grennell, jr.
Mr. William McComas
James J. McKay
Mr. Mathias Morris
A motion was then made by Mr. Slade, that the said petition from inhabitants of Lymington and its vicinity, in the State of Maine, be printed for the use of the members of the House.
A motion was made by Mr. Vanderpoel, that this motion to print do lie on the table. And on the question to agree to this latter motion, Yeas,
169 It passed in the affirmative, Nays,
49 The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present.
Those who voted in the affirmative are,
Mr. William McComas
James J. McKay
Charles F. Mercer
Henry A. Míuhlenberg
George W. Owens
John M. Patton
James A. Pearce
Francis W. Pickens
Henry L. Pinckney
Eleazer W. Ripley
Ferdinand S. Schenck
William B. Shepard
Augustine H. Shepperd
Ebenezer J. Shieldo
William N. Shinn
Francis O. J. Sinih
John Klingensmith, jr. James Sandefer
John N. Sleele
Joel B. Sutherland
Isaac Toucey Gorge C. Dromgoole Henry Logan
George W. B. Towns
Joseph R. Underwood
David D. Wagener
George C. Washington
Henry A. Wise
Those who voted in the negative are,
John J. Milligan
Dutee J. Pearce
Stephen C. Phillips
David Potts, jr.
William Sprague, jr.
Samuel F. Vinton
Resolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to report to this House a statement of the names of all the pensioners for services during the revolutionary war, pensioned under the act of Congress, of 18th March, 1818, whose names were struck off the list by virtue of the act of 1st May, 1820, specifying those restored to pensions by the act of 1st May, 1923, or since again pensioned under the act of 15th May, 1828, the act of 7th June, 1832, or any other act of Congress subsequent to that of Ist May, 1820.
Mr. Evans presented a memorial of Thomas Fillebrown, jr. of the city of Washington, praying for the passage of an act, granting to him the amount of a certain judgment rendered in his favor for services as clerk in the Navy Department, together with costs of suit, and interest upon the said judgment.
Mr. Fairfield presented a petition of John White, of the State of Maine, praying remuneration for costs incurred and losses sustained in the trial of a certain cause, commenced by the United States district attorney for said State, by order of the Secretary of the Treasury, in the year 1834.
Mr. Fairfield presented a petition of Joseph Perkins, James Perkins and Jolin (. Perkins, of Kennebunk, in the State of Maine, praying for the allowance and payment of the sum of one hundred and sixty-three dollars and ten cents, with interest thereon, for a certain loss sustained by the schooner Packet, of Kennebunk, near the Florida reef.
Nr. Brigys presented a petition of Joseph Shearer, of Pittsfield, in the State of Massachusetts, praying remuneration for money expended and labor performed, in furnishing the United States troops and prisoners of war with provisions, in the year 1915, under contract with Thomas Melville, jr. Deputy Marshall for the district of Massachusetts.
Mr. Calhoun, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of the Springfield manufacturing company, praying compensation for losses sustained in relation to a certain contract with the United States.
Mr. Cambreleng presented the petition of James Case and John Richard, of the city of New York, praying for an indemnification for certain property destroyed by an officer in the service of the United States during the late war with Great Britain.
Mr. Vanderpoel presented the petition of Alexander Humphrey, of the county of Schoharie, in the State of New York, praying remuneration for damages sustained under a contract for repairing certain wharves at Staten Island.