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H. OF R.

Proceedings.

MARCH, 1822. of the section was repugnant to every principle of liot, Noah Hampton, James Erwin, and Jonatban law, of common justice, and the security of private Hampton; which was read twice, and committed habitation, which was guarantied by the funda- to a Committee of the Whole. mental principles of the social compact.

Mr. SERGEANT, from the Committee on the JuThe question was then taken on Mr. Rhea's diciary, to which was referred the bill from the motion, and decided in the negative.

Senate, entitled "An act for the establishment of The subsequent sections of the bill, from the a Territorial government in Florida,” reported the sixth to the twentieth, both inclusive, were suc same without amendment, and it was committed cessively read, without proposition of amend to the Committee of the whole House on the state ment.

of the Union. The twenty-first section having been read Mr. Kent, from the Committee for the District Mr. Rhea moved to strike out the word “ pro- of Columbia, reported a bill securing to mechanics bable" in the second line and to insert in lieu and others payment for their labor and materials thereof the word “good," as precedent to the cause in erecting any house or other building within for issuing a warrant, &c., which being put, the the City of Washington, in the District of Columsame was negatived without a division.

bia; which was read twice, and committed to a The twenty-second to the thirty-fourth sections Committee of the Whole. inclusive were also read, seriatim, without propo Mr. Rankin, from the Committee on the Pubsition of amendment.

lic Lands, reported the following joint resolution: The thirty-fifth section having been read Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

Mr. Fuller, of Massachusetts, submitted the of the United States of America, in Congress assem. following amendment to be inserted after the bled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he word "commission,” in the tenth line of the sec- is hereby, authorized to deliver to the claimants, or tion:

their legal representatives, or any person legally au“Except, however, all debts due from the bankrupt thorized by them to receive the same, or to the person for supplies of provisions, wearing apparel, household who may have made the relinquishment required, or furniture necessary for himself and his family, and for deposited the evidences of claim, with the commissionlaborers' wages; but all such debts shall remain, and ers appointed under the act of Congress of the thirty. may be recovered, so much as may be due after any first of March, eighteen hundred and fourteen, entitled dividend or partial payment thereon, notwithstanding “An act providing for the indemnification of certain the certificate aforesaid, or any thing done pursuant to claimants of public.lands in the Mississippi Territory," this act: Provided, however, That no single debt so all deeds, conveyances, releases, and other papers which excepted shall exceed the amount of two hundred may have been deposited, under the provisions of the dollars."

aforesaid act, where any claim has been adjudged invalid, After some remarks by the mover in favor of issued to the claimant or claimants.

by said commissioners, and on which no scrip has this amendment, and by Mr. Rusa against it, the motion was negatived.

The resolve was read twice, and, on motion of The thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, thirty-eighth,

Mr. GilMER, was ordered to lie on the table.

The resolution submitted yesterday by Mr. and thirty-ninth sections of the bill having been

r. Cook, read, without proposition of amendment, the Com- calling for information from the Treasury Departmittee, on motion, at four o'clock, rose and reported ment, relative to the receipt of uncurrent notes of

the Bank of Edwardsville, &c.,

was taken

up and progress. In the House, the question having been put on

agreed to. granting leave to sit again

Mr. WALWORTH laid on the table the following Some conversation took place between Mr. joint resolution, viz: Nelson, of Virginia, against granting leave to sit

Resolved by the Senate and House of Represenagain, and Mr. Wright, Mr. Buchanan, and tatives of the United States of America, in Congress Mr. Sergeant, in favor of it. Finally, the leave assembled, two-thirds of both Houses concu

curring was granted; and then the House adjourned.

therein, That the following amendment to the Constitution of the United States be proposed to the Legis

latures of the several States, which, when ratified by Tuesday, March 12.

the Legislatures of three-fourths of the States, shall be

valid, to all intents and purposes, as part of the said A new member, to wit: from the State of New Constitution : York, STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER, elected to sup That, until Congress shall establish uniform laws ply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United Solomon Van Rensselaer, appeared, produced his States, it shall be lawful for the several States, or any credentials, was qualified, and took his seat. of them, to enact bankrupt or insolvent laws, in the

The Speaker laid before the House a certificate same manner, with the like effect, as they might have of the election of STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER, as

done previous to the adoption of the Constitution of one of the Representatives of the State of New the United States. York; which was referred to the Committee of The said resolution was ordered to lie on the Elections.

table. Mr. SMITH, of Maryland, from the Committee On motion of Mr. MOORE, of Alabama, the of Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Committee on Indian Affairs were instructed to petition of Jonathan Hampton, and others, reported inquire into the propriety of reporting a bill authora bill for the relief of James Miller, John C. El- lizing the payment for property lost by the friendly

March, 1822.

Hemp and Flax Machine.

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Indians during the Creek war, in conformity to

HEMP AND FLAX MACHINE. the Treaty of Fort Jackson in 1814. On motion of Mr. STERLING, of New York, the ture, made a report favorable to the petition of

Mr. BUTLER, from the Committee on AgriculCommittee on the Public Lands were instructed Anthony Dey and James McDonald, praying for to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the encouragement by Congress of their invention for President of the United States to cause to be col- the breaking and dressing flax and hemp, &c., relected into one or more volumes, all the laws, commending a reference of the petition to the resolutions, reports, proclamations, treaties, and Committee on the Judiciary, with a view to an such other information, connected with our public examination on the bearing of the patent laws; lands, as is necessary to a complete understanding which was agreed to. The report is as follows: of the same; and that he cause the said laws, &c., to be arranged under distinct and proper heads, so

The Committee on Agriculture, to which was re

ferred the petition of Anthony Dey and James Macas to give a clear and correct view of their present donald, report: The petition alleges, that the said situation.

Macdonald, at the expense of the said Dey, has in. The bill from the Senate, entitled “An act sup-| vented and constructed a new and useful machine for plementary to the several acts for adjusting the breaking and cleaning of hemp and flax, in an unrotclaims to land, and establishing land offices, in ted state, and that the said Dey has discovered the the districts east of the island of New Orleans," means by which hemp and flax, after being cleaned in was read twice, and committed to the Committee an unrotted state in their machine, may be bleached on the Public Lands.

by a process hitherto unknown; that they believe their The resolution from the Senate, “ proposing an method of dressing hemp and flax is of very great imamendment to the Constitution of the United portance to the agricultural interest of the country, States as it respects the choice of President and and, therefore, ask an extension of the exclusive right Vice President of the United States, and the to make, construct, use, and vend, to others to be used, election of Representatives in the Congress of the the said invention and discovery. United States," was read twice, and committed From the evidence adduced by the petitioners, it apto the Committee of the Whole House on the pears that they have invented a machine for breaking state of the Union.

and cleaning hemp and flax, in an unrotted state,

which is different in its principles and construction SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS.

from any machine that ever has been used for that Mr. MOORE, of Alabama, submitted for adop- purpose, and that the said Dey has also discovered a tion the following resolution:

process, never before used, for bleaching hemp and

fax after it has been dressed in an unrotted state. Resolved, that the Committee on Public Lands be And, also, it appears by the certificates of respectable instructed to inquire into the expediency of a uthorizing gentlemen, who have witnessed the operation of the the sale of public lands by entry, in lots of forty acres. machine, that it will, by the power of one horse, with

Mr. Moore spoke briefly in support of his mo- the assistance of one man and three boys, separate the tion on the ground that it would cause some land integument and wood from the fibrous part of the to be sold which otherwise never would, and would hemp and flax plants, and clean the same, at the rate enable honest but poor men to become proprie- of one pound in a fraction of time over a minute, fit tors, &c.

for bleaching. The resolution was decidedly opposed by Mr.

The petitioners further assure us, from the operation Cocke, Mr. Floyd, and Mr. Hill, on the

ground of one man and three boys, from 1,600 to 2,000 pounds

of one machine by horse power, with the attendance that the Government had been already sufficiently of unrotted hemp or flax, may be cleaned in a day, liberal to purchasers of the public lands; that, if yielding from 400 to 500 pounds after it is bleached; persons were allowed to take out forty acres, in- and that, by the addition of another machine, which cluding the springs wherever found, the remainder can be moved by the same horse, with the addition of of the land would be of no use but to the owners

one man and one boy more, from 800 to 1,000 pounds of the springs, and would be purchased by them may be cleaned at an expense not exceeding five dolat their convenience; that, if the lands spoken of lars. And the committee are informed by Mr. Dey by the gentleman were now unsaleable in larger that one man can bleach 350 pounds of hemp or flax, quantities, it did by no means follow that they after it has been cleaned by their machine in a day, ever would be, &c.

at an expense of one dollar and seventy-five cents for Mr. STERLING moved to lay the resolve on the the article which he uses in the process. table; which motion was negatived.

From these calculations, it appears that any quanThe question was then put on agreeing to the tity of unrotted hemp or flax taken from the field, original motion, and decided in the negative. So where it is raised, may be broke, cleaned, and bleached, Mr. Moore's proposition was rejected.

at a rate of less than two cents per pound, delivered Mr. MOORE, of Alabama, then submitted the in a bleached state ; and, allowing one cent per pound following resolution for consideration :

for the plant, as it comes from the field, the whole Resolred, That the Committee on Public Lands this valuable plant, and breaking, cleaning, and bleach

cost, (except for the wear of the machine,) in growing be instructed to inquire into the expediency of grant- ing it, will be less than six cents per pound. The ing pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands, committee are not informed what the cost of hatchelprior to the day of — 1819.

ing or combing it, (which is done after it is bleached,) The question to agree to the resolve was de- and preparing it for the manufacturer, would be, but cided in the negative by a decided vote.

presume it will not exceed two cents per pound. If

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Duties on Imports.

MARCH, 1822.

the information the committee have received, and their tion of Anthony Dey and James Macdonald, and that calculations, are correct, either hemp or flax may be it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. raised, dressed, and prepared for the best manufacture,

DUTIES ON IMPORTS. at an expense of eight cents, and not exceeding in any case ten cents, per pound.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee By the experiments of the petitioners, and others, of Ways and Means, to whom the subject was it is found that flax, dressed and hatchelled in the or- referred, by the resolution, on the 31st of January dinary way, after it has been dew-rotted, yields nine last, reported a bill supplementary to, and to amend, pounds from one hundred pounds of the plant which an act, entitled "An act to regulate the collection has been rotted, being sixteen pounds less than is pro- of duties on imports and tonnage," passed March duced from one hundred pounds of unrotted Hax, the 22, 1799, and to repeal an act supplementary cleaned and bleached by the method which the peti- thereto, passed the 20th of April, 1818, and for tioners have discovered. But no experiments have other purposes ; which bill was read twice, and yet been made to determine the difference in the committed to á Committee of the Whole. The weight of the plant, before and after it is rotted; there- bill is as follows: fore, it cannot now be ascertained how much will be

Be it en saved, in quantity, by this method of breaking and first section of the act, entitled "An act to regulate the

ed, &c., That the fourth paragraph of the cleaning it before it is rotted. It cannot, however, be duties on imports and tonnage,” passed the 27th of doubted, that the common process of rotting flax, es

April, 1816, and continued by an act passed on the pecially by dew, destroys or injures many of its fibres, 20th day of April, 1818, be, and the same is hereby, and, of course, the quality, as well as the quantity, continued and made permanent. must be, in some degree, diminished.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and The committee have examined the machine, and after the thirty-first day of December next, the sixth have seen it operate, and believe it will prove one of section of the act, entitled “An act for providing for the most important and valuable discoveries. The the deposite of wine and distilled spirits in public warecommittee have, also, examined the hemp and flax houses, and for other purposes,” passed the 20th day of which has been bleached in this new method and April, 1818, shall be repealed, and cease to be in force ; hatchelled, and find that the colored matter and harsh- and the several acts relative to the time when bonds to ness of the fibres are removed, and that the flax is be given for articles shall become payable, prior to the rendered very white, and as soft and fine as silk. This date of the said act, be, and the same are hereby, remethod of bleaching hemp and flax, it is believed, will vived and continued in force, from and after the said be of great value to the grower and manufacturer of thirty-first of December next, any thing in the said these plants.

act to the contrary notwithstanding. Considering hemp and flax among the most valuable Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, from and plants which can be cultivated in this country, and after the thirtieth day of September next, the follow. believing there is an abundance of soil in every State ing duties shall be levied, collected, and paid, in lieu of in the Union which is well adapted to their culture the duties heretofore imposed by law, to wit: and growth, the committee are highly pleased with A duty of ten per cent. ad valorem on all the artithe invention and discovery of the petitioners. If cles contained in the first section of the act, entitled hemp and flax can be raised in this country as easily “An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonand as cheap as in any other, and these inventions nage,” which articles now pay a duty of seven and a should prove as valuable as the committee believe they half per cent. may, the cultivation of these plants will engage the A duty of twenty-five per cent. on all manufactures attention of a large portion of the agriculturists, and of cotton, wool, and linen, or of which either is become exceedingly important to the United States. ponent part, not particularly specified ; on articles of It may be seen by the statement of the Secretary of silk, or of which silk is a component part, the manuthe Treasury, of the quantity and value of merchan- facture of India, China, or any other country beyond dise imported, that, during the year ending on the the Cape of Good Hope; on engravings; on ivory, 30th of September, 1821, 86,192 cwt. of hemp, valued shell, or horn combs ; on Madras handkerchiefs, and at $510,489, (being about $120 per ton ;) hempen other manufactures made of the bark of trees ; on muffs goods, of the value of $226, 174 ; duck and sheeting, and tippets. of the value of $894,276 ; cordage, of the value of A duty of thirty-three and a third per cent. on nan. $107,868; and linens, bleached and unbleached, of keens, the manufacture of any place beyond the Cape the value of $2,564, 159, were imported into this coun- of Good Hope. try, amounting to $4,302,963, and that the whole A duty of forty per cent. on ready made clothes. value of the exports of domestic and foreign produce The following duties, severally and specifically: of the same kind, amounted only to $822,976, leaving On lead, in pigs, bars, and sheets, two cents per the value of $3,479,187 in the merchandise produced pound; from the hemp and flax plants to be consumed in this On shot, manufactured of lead, three cents per pound; country.

On pewter,

four cents per pound; As the petitioners desire an extension of time, and On pepper, ten cents per pound; further protection than is secured by the patent law On pimento, eight cents per pound; in its present form, and as it is the peculiar province On ale, beer, and porter, in bottles, twenty cents per of the Committee on the Judiciary to report any revi. gallon ; sion or amendment of that law which may be deemed

On ale, beer, and porter, imported otherwise than in necessary, your committee recommend the adoption of bottles, fifteen cents per gallon ; the following resolution :

On Chinese cassia, ten cents per pound; Resolved, that the Committee on Agriculture be On cocoa, three cents per pound; discharged from the further consideration of the peti On chocolate, four cents per pound;

com

March, 1822.

Duties on Imports.

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On ginger, three cents per pound;

On wines, Madeira, sixty cents per gallon; On currants and figs, three cents per pound;

Marsala, or Sicily Madeira, and other wines On plums, prunes, muscatel raisins, and raisins in

of Sicily, forty cents per gallon ; jars and boxes, four cents per pound;

Malaga and Colmenar, thirty cents per gal.; On all other raisins, three cents per pound;

Fayal, thirty cents per gallon ; On filberts, three cents per pound;

Fayal, Pico Madeira, forty cents per gallon; On molasses, six cents per gallon;

Canary, thirty cents per gallon ; On prunelle, and other shoes, or slippers of stuff, or On books, in sheets or boards, twenty-one cents per Dankeen, twenty-five cents per pair ;

pound. On laced boots or bootees, one dollar and fifty cents

when bound, twenty-eight cents per pound. per pair;

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That ihe followOn smoked salmon, one dollar per quintal; ing articles shall be imported free of duty, viz. books

On linseed, palm, and hempseed oil, twenty-five in ancient languages ; books in modern foreign lancents per gallon;

guages ; books, maps, charts, instruments, and enOn manufactured tobacco, four cents per pound; gravings, specially imported for the use of any State,

On mercury and quicksilver, and all preparations of or sent to philosophical or literary institutions, as doit, eight cents per pound;

nations, or by way of exchange. On beeswax, seven cents per pound;

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of On butter, five cents per pound;

the drawback heretofore allowed by law, there shall be On camphor, crude, ten cents per pound; refined, allowed, from and after the thirtieth of September next, twenty cents per pound;

a drawback of five cents on every gallon of spirits, not On chamomile flowers, ten cents per pound; below first proof, distilled within the United States, On feathers, for beds, five cents per pound; from molasses, subject to the provisions and regulations On flax, three cents per pound;

of an act entitled "An act to allow drawbacks of duties On Roman cement, one cent per pound;

on spirits and sugar, refined within the United States, On indigo, twenty-five cents per pound;

and for other purposes," passed the thirtieth day of On cochineal, one dollar per pound;

April, eighteen hundred and sixteen, except as to the On madder, two cents per pound;

payment of the debenture, which shall be made conOn vinegar, eight cents per gallon ;

formably to an act passed the third March, eighteen On wool, six cents per pound;

hundred and twenty-one, entitled "An act to authorize On all black teas, twenty-five cents per pound; the collectors of the customs to pay debentures issued

On hyson-skin, and other green teas, not enumer on the exportation of loaf sugar, and spirits distilled ated, twenty-five cents per pound;

from molasses." On Glauber salts, two cents per pound;

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That an addition On Epsom salts, three cents per pound;

of ten per centum shall be made to the several rates On coal, six cents per bushel;

of duties above specified and imposed, in respect to all On pine apples, four cents each ;

such goods, wares, and merchandise, which, after the On arrack, forty cents per gallon;

said thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hanOn Cayenne pepper, fifteen cents per pound; dred and twenty-two, shall be imported in ships or ves

On copper-bottoms, cut round, or still-bottoms, raised sels not of the United States: Provided, That this ad10 the edge, four cents per pound;

ditional duty shall not apply to such goods, wares and On copper, in plates or sheets, weighing more than merchandise, imported in ships or vessels not of the thirty-four ounces per square foot, four cents per pound; United States, entitled by treaty, or by any act or acts

On copper plates, for engravers, four cents per pound; of Congress, to be entered in the ports of the United On hemp, two cents per pound;

States, on the payment of the same duties as are paid On iron, in bars and bolts, not manufactured by roll-on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in ships ing, one dollar per hundred weight;

or vessels of the United States. On castings of iron, one dollar per hundred weight; Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there shall On spikes of iron, four cents per pound;

be allowed a drawback of the duties by this act imposed On nails, five cents per pound;

on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the On anvils, two cents per pound;

United States, upon the exportation thereof within the On iron in sheets, rods, and hoops, three cents per time, and in the manner, prescribed in the fourth secpound;

tion of the act, entitled “An act to regulate the duties On iron cables, or chains, or parts thereof, three cents on imports and tonnage," passed on the twenty-sevper pound;

enth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and On spades and shovels, two dollars per dozen ;

sixteen. On lard, three cents per pound;

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the existOn opium, one dollar per pound;

ing laws shall extend lo, and be in force for the collecOn soap, four cents per pound;

tion of, the duties imposed by this act on goods, wares, On all printing paper, eight cents per pound ; and merchandise, imported into the United States, wrapping paper, six cents per pound;

and for the recovery, collection, distribution, and recolored paper, six cents per pound;

mission of all fines, penalties, and forfeitures, as fully, writing paper, twelve cents per pound; and effectually, as if every regulation, restriction, pensugar-loaf paper, four cents per pound; alty, forfeiture, provision, clause, matter, and thing, in letter or folio post paper, fifteen cents per lb. ; the existing laws contained, had been inserted in, and

book binders' band box, and sheathing paper, re-chacted by, this act. three cents per pound;

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the duties On printed hangings, fifteen cents per pound; imposed by this act shall not be levied on goods im.

On all other papers, not enumerated, six cents per ported in vessels of the United States from beyond the pound;

Cape of Good Hope, which shall have sailed from the

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The Bankrupt Bil.

MARCH, 1822.

United States before the passage of this act, and shall have been actually employed in the same business six arrive therein between the thirtieth September, eighteen hours in the day for which a whole day is to be alhundred and twenty-two, and the first day of October, lowed; and that, where the said commissioners and eighteen hundred and twenty-three.'

clerks may not in one day be employed in the same

business six hours, they shall be allowed only, such a BANKRUPT BILL.

portion of five dollars as the time they are actually The House then again resolved itself into a employed bears to six bours; but, in this calculation, Committee of the Whole on the bill to establish fractions of hours shall not be regarded.” an Uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the

The amendment was negatived. United States.

Mr. Woodcock, of New York, moved to strike The thirty-ninth section was read without any out the last proviso to the seventh section; which proposition of amendment.

motion was negatived. The fortieth section having been read

Mr. Wright, of Maryland, moved to insert in Mr. Rhea moved to strike out the words "good the bill, as the thirty-sixth section, the following: reason" and to insert in lieu thereof the words And be it further enacted, That any person or “probable cause,” in the 12th line of the said sec- persons not entitled to the benefit of this act, who shall tion, which, the question being put, was nega- have been, or hereafter shall be discharged by any tived. No further amendment being proposed to State law, under the provisions thereof, shall be entithat section, the same, with the subsequent sections tled to the benefit of said discharge, as fully as any of the bill, to the forty-eighth inclusive, were read bankrupt discharged by virtue of this act.” without further proposition of amendment.

Mr. WRIGHT supported the amendment in a The forty-ninth section having been read speech of considerable length.

Mr. Rhea moved to strike out the same alto Mr. SAWYER replied that the object which the gether, which motion was put and lost, without a amendment proposed to attain was sufficiently sedivision.

cured in the fifty-ninth section. The fiftieth section, to the sixty-third inclusive, The question was then taken, and the motion were then successively read without any proposi- was lost. tion of amendment.

No further amendments having been offered, Mr. SERGEANT proposed to introduce between the Committee rose and reported the bill as the sixty-third and sixty-fourth sections the fol- amended. lowing:

The question was then taken on the several Sec. 64. And be it further enacted, That it shall be amendments as reported, and, with a modification the duty of the commissioners, appointed under the of the last, they were respectively concurred in. authority of this act, once in every year to make a re

The question was then stated on ordering the port, and transmit the same to the Secretary of State, bill to be engrossed for a third reading; when stating the number of persons who shall have been Mr. Tracy proposed to amend the bill by adddeclared bankrupt, the number and amount of debts ing to the first section the same amendment proved, the amount of property surrendered and of which he offered in Committee of the Whole, for dividends declared, noting in each case any such par- admitting others than merchants to avail themticular circumstances as may have affected the amount selves of the benefit of the law. of the surrender or the dividends, together with the On this question Mr. TRACY called for the yeas costs which have accrued under each commission, with and nays, which were thereupon ordered; and such general remarks upon the operation of the law, decided in the negative-yeas 74, nays 90, as and proposals for its amendment, as may seein to them follows: material.

Yeas-Messrs. Baldwin, Barber of Connecticut, The proposition was agreed to.

Bayly, Bigelow, Borland, Breckenridge, Burrows, The sixiy-fourth section, being the last section Cambreleng, Campbell of New York, Cannon, Caus. of the bill, was then read without proposition of den, Chambers, Cocke, Colden, Condict, Conkling, amendment.

Cushman, Darlington, Durfee, Eddy, Edwards of Mr. SERGEANT submitted the following, to be Pennsylvania, Eustis, Findlay, Fuller, Gorham, added at the end of the fourth section:

Hawks, Herrick, Hill, Hubbard, Jackson, F.Johnson, " And provided, also, that when the party against J. T. Johnson, Jones of Tennessee, Kent, Keyes, whom a commission is prayed for, as herein before Litchfield, Little, McCarty, Metcalfe, Milnor, Moore of provided, shall, by writing, signed and accompanying Pennsylvania, Moore of Virginia, Moore of Alabama, such petition, signify his concurrence in the prayer Morgan, Murray, Neale, Nelson of Massachusetts, thereof, the commission may be issued and proceeded Newton, Pitcher, Rich, Rochester, Ruggles, Sanders, upon without any allegation, affidavit, or proof of an Sawyer, Scott, Sergeant, S. Smith, J. S. Smith, act of bankruptcy having been committed, in like Spencer, Sterling of Connecticut, Sterling of New manner as if the same had been fully established.”

York, Stewart, Stoddard, Swearingen, Taylor, Tod, The amendment was agreed to, with some ver- Wood, Woodcock, and Wright.

Tomlinson, Tracy, Walker, Walworth, Williamson, bal amendments in the subsequent sections, to correspond with the amendment.

Nays-Messrs. Alexander, Allen of Massachusetts, Mr. Colpen submitted the following, to be Allen of Tennessee, Archer, Ball, Barbour of Ohio, added to the third section of the bill:

Bassett, Bateman, Baylies, Blair, Brown, Buchanan,

Burton, Butler, Campbell of Ohio, Cassedy, Conner, “ But the said commissioners and clerk shall not be Cook, Crafts, Cuthbert, Dane, Denison, Dickinson, allowed to charge as for a whole day, unless they | Edwards of Connecticut, Edwards of North Carolina,

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