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On motion of Mr. Parks, Ordered, That the petition of citizens of the State of Maine, for the removal of the courts of the United States from Wiscasset to Bangor, presented December 15, 1834, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Phillips, Ordered, That the petition of Peter Dixey, presented January 13, 1831, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Phillips, Ordered, That the petition of George Gott and Jonathan Tarr, presented January 27, 1834, be referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Mr. Grennell presented a petition of Moses Pierce, of the county of Franklin, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that his name may be placed on the list of invalid pensioners of the United States ; which petition was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

On motion of Mr. William Jackson, of Massachusetts, Ordered, That the petition of Parsons Smith, presented December 31, 1833, be referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.

On motion of Mr. Vinton, Ordered, That when the House shall adjourn to-day, it will adjourn to meet again on Monday next, the 21st instant.

Mr. Briggs presented a petition of inhabitants of Cummington, in the State of Massachusetts, praying Congress to provide for the immediate abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of Columbia ; which petition was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Jackson, of Massachusetts, presented a petition of inhabitants of Holliston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying Congress to provide for the immediate abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of Columbia. The said petition was read, and Mr. Jackson moved that said petition be referred to a select committee.

A motion was made by Mr. Hammond, that the said petition be rejected. Mr. Garland, of Virginia, moved that it do lie on the table.

The Speaker decided, that under the 45th rule of the House, 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," that said petition, and the motions made thereon, do lie over for consideration until the next day of the session of the House. The Speaker also decided, that when the subject should come up for consideration, the motion that the petition do lie on the table, would take precedence of the motion that the petition be rejected.

From these decisions Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, took an appeal to the House, but subseqently' withdrew the same; when

Mr. Garland withdrew his motion that the said petition do lie on the table.

A motion was then made by Mr. Beardsley, that the House direct, under the 45th rule aforesaid, that the said petition, and the motion pending in relation thereto, be now considered.

It passed in the affirmative.
And after debate on the said memorial and motion to reject,

A motion was made by Mr. Beardsley, that the said memorial do lie on the table; when

A motion was made by Mr. Thomas, that the House do reconsider the

vote on the motion of Mr. Beardsley, that the House do proceed this day in the consideration of the said memorial, and of the motions pending relating thereto.

And after debate, Mr. Hamer moved that the House do adjourn, which motion was disagreed to:

And the question recurred on the motion to reconsider; when

A motion was made by Mr. Howard, that the motion to reconsider do lie on the table.

And on the question, shall the motion to reconsider lie on the table? It passed in the affirmative.

And the question then recurred on the motion made by Mr. Beardsley, that the said memorial do lie on the table. And being put, s Yeas

95 It was decided in the negative, Nays.

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are,
Mr. Chilton Allan,

Mr. William K. Fuller Mr. William Mason
Joseph B. Anthony
Elisha Haley

Moses Mason, jr.
Michael W. Ash
Thomas L. Hamer

Sampson Níason
Jeremiah Bailey

Edward A. Hannegan Jesse Miller
Sanuel Barton
Benjamin Hardin

William Montgomery
James M. H. Beale
James Harlan

William S. Morgan
Benning M. Bean
Samuel S. Harrison

Henry A. Muhlenberg
Samuel Beardsley
Albert G. Hawes

Sherman Page
Andrew Beaumont
Micajah T. Hawkins

Gorham Parks
Ahraham Bockee
Benjamin C. Howard

William Patterson
Matthias J. Bovee
Elias Howell

Franklin Pierce
Lynn Boyd
Abel Huntington

Lancelot Phelps
John W. Brown
Adam Huntsman

Abraham Rencher
Andrew Buchanan
Joseph R. Ingersoll

John Reynolds
Robert Burns
Samuel Ingham

Ferdinand S. Schenck
John Carr
Leonard Jarvis

William Seymour
Zadoc Casey
Joseph Johnson

Augustine H. Shepperd
George Chambers
Richard M. Johnson

William N. Shinn
John Chaney
Benjamin Jones

Nicholas Sickles
Reuben Chapman
William Kennon

David Spangler
Graham H. Chapin
Daniel Kilgore

Joel B. Sutherland
Je ve F. Cleveland
George L. Kinnard

William Taylor
Joseph H. Crane

John Klingensinith, jr. John Thomson
Caleb Cushing
Amos Lane

Joel Turrill
Samael Cushman
Gerrit Y. Lansing

Joseph R. Underwood
John W. Davis
John Laporte

Samuel F. Vinton
Edinand Deberry
Joshua Lee

David D. Wagener
Pailemon Dickerson
Thomas Lee

Taylor Webster
George Evans
Stephen B. Leonard

Joseph Weeks
John Fairfield
Henry Logan

Lewis Williams
Richard French
Edward Lucas, jr.

Sherrod Williams
Jacob Fry, jr.

Job Mann
Those who voted in the negative are,
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. Robert B. Campbell Mr. Edward Darlington
Heman Allen
William B. Carter

Ulysses F. Doubleday
William H. Ashley
John Chambers

George C. Dromgoole
John Bell
Timothy Childs

William C. Dunlap
William K. Bond
Nath. H. Claiborne

Valentine Efner
Nathaniel B. Borden
William Clark

Horace Everett
Jaines W. Bouldin
John Coffee

Dudley Farlin
George N. Briggs
Walter Coles

John B. Forester
Samuel Bunch
Henry W. Connor

Philo C. Fuller
John Calhoon
Thomas Corwin

James Garland
William B. Calhoun
Robert Craig

Rice Garland
Churchill C. Cambreleng John Cramer

Ransom H. Gillet

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Mr. Thomas Glascock Mr. Joab Lawler

Mr. Stephen C. Phillips
James Graham
Abbott Lawrence

Francis W. Pickens
Francis Granger
George W. Lay

Henry L. Pinckney
Seaton Grantland
Luke Lea

David Potts, jr.
William J. Graves
Levi Lincoln

John Reed
William J. Grayson
Thomas C. Love

Joseph Reynolds
George Grennell, jr.
George Lorall

John Roane
John K. Griffin
Francis S. Lyon

John Robertson
Joseph Hall
Joshua L. Martin

James Rogers
Hiland Hall
John Y. Mason

David Russell
James H. Hammond
Abram P. Maury

Ebenezer J. Shields
Gideon Hard
William L. May

William Slade
James Harper
Jonathan McCarty

William Sprague, jr.
Albert G. Harrison
William McComas

James Standeler
Charles E. Haynes
James J. Mekar

John N. Steele
Abner Hazeltine

Tho. M. T. McKennan Bellamy Storer
Joseph Henderson
John McKeon

John Taliaferro
William Hiester
Isaac McKim

Francis Thomas
Samuel Hoar
Jeremiah McLene

Waddy Thompson, jr.
Hopkins Holsey
Charles F. Mercer

Isaac Toucey
George W. Hopkins
John J. Milligan

George W. B. Towns
Edward B. Hubley
Mathias Morris

Aaron Vanderpoel
William Jackson
George W. Owens

Aaron Ward
Jabez Jackson
James Parker

George C. Washington
Henry F. Janes
John M. Pation

John White
Cave Johnson
Dutee J. Pearce

Elisha Whittlesey
Henry Johnson
James A. Pearce

Henry A. Wise
John W. Jones

Ebenezer Pettigrew Andrew T. Judson

Balie Peyton The question then recurred on the motion made by Mr. Hammond; when Mr. Hammond modified his said motion, to read as follows, viz: Resolved, That said petition be, and the same is hereby, rejected. And pending this question,

A motion was made by Mr. Patton, that the vote of the House of this day, by which the petition presented by Mr. Briggs from inhabitants of Cummington, in the State of Massachusetts, was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, be reconsidered; and it was, by unanimous consent, agreed that the consideration of this motion be postponed until the final disposition of the memorial presented by Mr. Jackson.

And then the House adjourned until Monday next, the 21st instant.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1835.

The House being about to resume the consideration of the petition of inhabitants of Holliston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying Congress to provide for the immediate abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of Columbia; when

A motion was made by Mr. Whittlesey, to suspend the rules relative to the presentation and disposition of petitions and memorials, for the purpose of receiving reports, which he was instructed by the Committee of Claims to make to the House.

And the question being put,
It passed in the affirmative.

Mr. Whittlesey then, from the Committee of Claims, made reports in sundry cases, accompanied by bills, viz:

No. 1. A bill for the relief of James Tilford.
No. 2. A bill for the relief of John Pierce and Daniel Van Voorhis.
No. 3. A bill for the relief of James Cooper.
No. 4. A bill for the relief of Thomas F. Townley.

No. 5. A bill for the relief of the heirs of Guiseppe Franzoni, and the heirs of Francis Jardella.

No. 6. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of William Findley.
No. 7. A bill for the relief of Marinus W. Gilbert.
No. 8. A bill for the relief of Jesse Smith and others.

No. 9. A bill to authorize the settlement of the accounts of Marinus W. Gilbert, late an army suttler.

No. 11. A bill for the relief of David Bartlett.
No. 14. A bill for the relief of Daniel Whitney.
No. 15. A bill for the relief of Andrew Dodge.
No. 16. A bill for the relief of George Bender.
No. 17. A bill for the relief of Nathaniel P. Tatum.
No. 18. A bill for the relief of Benjamin Franklin Stickney.
No. 19. A bill for the relief of John McDonell.
No. 20. A bill for the relief of Henry Knowles, sen.
No. 21. A bill for the relief of John Pollock.
No. 22. A bill for the relief of Daniel Homans.

No. 23. A bill for the relief of Owen Rice and others, representatives of Jacob Egerly.

No. 24. A bill for the relief of Lieutenant Washington Sewall.
No. 25. A bill for the relief of Joseph Russ and Stephen J. Roach.
No. 26. A bill for the relief of Jane Taylor and her children, the heirs
of the late James Plunkett.

No. 28. A bill for the relief of Laurentius M. Eiler.
No. 29. A bill for the relief of Moses Bliss.
No. 30. A bill for the relief of David S. Campbell.
No. 31. A bill for the relief of John Saunders and Perley Putnam.
No. 35. A bill for the relief of Jacob B. Gilbert.
No. 36. A bill for the relief of Joel Sartain.

No. 37. A bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Thomas Beacham.

No. 38. A bill for the relief of Joshua Cullumber.

Which several bills were read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Cambreleng, from the Committee of Ways and Means, proposed to report a bill, No. 41, for the relief of the sufferers by fire in the city of New York, accompanied by a report in writing.

Which being objected to,

Mr. Jarvis moved that the rules in relation to the reception and disposition of petitions and memorials, be suspended, for the purpose of receiving reports from committees, generally: Which motion being agreed to by the House,

Mr. Cambreleng thereupon reported the said bill, No. 41, for the relief of the sufferers by fire in the city of New York:

Which was read the first and second time, and committed to the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Grennell, from the Committee of Claims, made reports on sundry cases, accompanied by bills, viz:

No. 10. A bill for the relief of Richard Hardesty.

No. 12. A bill for the relief of William Baker, of the State of New York.

No. 13. A bill for the relief of Doctor William Baker.

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No. 32. A bill for the relief of Benjamin W. Dudley, executor of Charles Wilkins, deceased.

No. 33. A bill for the relief of Captain John Downes, of the United States Navy.

No. 34. A bill for the relief of Stephen Crittenden.
No. 39. A bill for the relief of Abner Stetson.
No. 40. A bill for the relief of the Springfield Manufacturing Company.

Which bills were severally read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Forester, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of Willie Blount, accompanied by a bill (No. 27) for the relief of the legal representatives of said Willie Blount, which was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill (No. 42) for the relief of the heirs and legal representatives of James Latham, deceased; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Carr, from the Committee on Private Land Claims, reported a bill (No. 43) for the relief of Archibald Small; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Pearce, of Rhode Island, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 44) for the relief of Reuben Colburn; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Pearce, of Rhode Island, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the petition of E. Faxon and others, accompanied by a bill (No. 45) for the relief of Isaac Champlin, owners, officers, and crew of the schooner Buffalo, of Stonington, in the State of Connecticut; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Jarvis, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill (No. 46) to provide for the enlistment of boys in the Naval service; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Sutherland, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill (No. 47) to regulate the compensation of certain officers of revenue cutters, which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Sutherland, from the Committee on Commerce, to which was referred, on the 16th instant, a memorial of the Legislature of the State of Missouri, reported a bill (No. 48) to allow drawback of duties on merchandise exported by Missouri to the provinces of New Mexico; 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. Gillet, from the Committee on Commerce, made a report on the case of Henry Darling, accompanied by a bill (No. 49) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Forester, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the case of Charles M. Frazier, accompanied by a bill (No. 50) for his relief; which bill was read the first and second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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