Page images

H. OF R.

Orders of the Day.

MAY, 1822.

the Constitution, under the exclusive care and pa- Leander Cathcart; which were gone through tronage of Congress; and it is our duty to attend with and reported to the House. to its interest. Here our powers are plenary; we The bill for the relief of John Donnelson gave cannot be met with Constitutional objections, rise to some debate. It was advocated by Messrs. which have lately become fashionable on subjects Reid, of Georgia, and Rankin, and opposed by of this sort.

Messrs. Tracy and Cocke; and, on motion of Mr. S. apologized for having so long trespassed Mr. Taylor, it was laid on the table. on the patience of the House, and said he would The following bills from the Senate, heretofore only add, that if, in a political point of view, it considered in Committee of the Whole and orderwas of no importance to connect the Eastern and ed to a third reading, were severally read a third Western sections of the Union, by the ties of in- time, passed, and returned to the Senate. terest and intercourse; if it were of no importance The bill for the relief of Joseph Petty pool; the to facilitate the transportation of the military bill for the relief of the legal representatives of means of the country in times of danger or of Greenberry H. Murphy; the bill explanatory of war; if it afforded no advantages to the people of the act for the relief of James L. Cathcart. the East and West, in a commercial point of

The House then, on motion of Mr. Floyd, took view-still, with a single eye to speculation and to revenue, it was the interest and ihe duty of the up, and read the third time, the bill from the SenGovernment to adopt this measure;, by it you last session reducing the army; and, after an ex

ate to repeal the fourteenth section of the act of make this a great commercial city, and bring your planatory remark from Mr. F. as to the practirevenue to the door of your Treasury; by it you cal operation of the rules and regulations adoptreduce the price of living, and increase your com- ed by the said fourteenth section, the bill was forts here; by it you enhance the value of the public properly in the District, six or eight fold, you

passed. bring it inio market, and out of the proceeds of a

The bill granting a tract of land to William part of it, you acquire a productive siock, adding, Conner and his wife and their children, being perhaps, one or two hundred thousand dollars per under consideration in Committee of the whole annum to your revenue. No wonder, then, he

Mr. HENDRICKS briefly explained the nature of said, that this had been a favorite object with the the claim, which orginated in an indirect assurillustrious WashiNGTON; no wonder it had been ance, on the part of our agents in the treaty held near and dear to his heart, as was every thing at St. Mary's, of granting him the said land in connected with the good and glory of his country. consideration of his having used his influence to It was a measure, he said, worthy' the approbation induce the Indians to agree to the treaty. of every statesman of liberal and enlightened Mr. Cocks opposed the claim, on the ground views, and he hoped the day was not far distant that it was unjust to hold out a lure to those who when it would be adopted.

have been adopted by the Indians to betray their The question being taken on the consideration nation. The sanction of the Government ought of the resolution, it was determined in the nega- not to be given to such conduct. It tarnished the tive.

honor, and derogated from the dignity of this peoORDERS OF THE DAY.

ple, to bribe individuals to betray the nation that

had given them protection. The House then went into a Committee of the

The said bill, as also a bill for the relief of Whole, on bills from the Senate for the relief of Richard Matson, and a bill for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Hodgson, de Thomas Shields, were gone through with, and ceased ; a bill for the relief of the sureties of reported to the House ; where the two latter bills Joseph Petty pool; and a bill for the relief of the were concurred in, and on the former, a debate legal representatives of Greenberry H. Murphy; arose similar in its character and principle to that which were respectively reported to the House, which took place in Committee, in which Messrs. concurred in, and ordered for a third reading. RANKIN, Cocke, Ross, Cook, HENDRICKS,

The bill for the relief of John Coffee (making Wright, and Vance, participated ; and, after an an allowance for extra services rendered as Sur- ineffectual motion by Mr. Cocke to lay it on the veyor General) was read the third time, and was table, the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a opposed by Mr. Cocke; on whose motion, after third reading. some opposition from Mr. Moore, of Alabama,

The following Message was received from the the bill was laid on the table. The bill for the relief of the legal representa- the accompanying documents, was ordered to be

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States, which, with tives of Joseph Hodgson, was read the third time, laid on the table. and, after some remarks adverse to its passage by Mr. Cocks, and an unsuccessful motion by him To the House of Representatives of the United States : to lay it on the table, the bill was passed without

I transmit to Congress translations of two letters a division.

from Don Joaquin d'Anduaga to the Secretary of The House again went into a Committee of the State, which have been received at the Department of Whole, on a bill for the relief of John Coffee ; a State, since my last Message, communicating copies bill for the relief of the legal representatives of of his correspondence with this Government. John Donnelson, Thomas Carr, and others; and

JAMES MONROE. a bill explanatory of the act for the relief of James Washington, May 6, 1822.

MAY, 1822.

Collection of Duties, fc.

H. OF R.

COLLECTION OF DUTIES, &c. it would be recollected that this was during Mr. The House then went into a Committee of the Jefferson's Administration. Mr. C. was not the Whole on the bill from the Senate to provide for eulogist of that or any other Administration, but the collection of duties on imports and tonnage in he believed it had been properly deemed an ecoFlorida, and for other purposes ; a bill to author-nomical Administration. By looking to the hisize the building of lighthouses therein mentioned, tory of the revenue of the port of New York, it and for other purposes; and a bill further to estab- appeared that in 1790, the amount of the revenue lish the compensation of the collectors of the cus- collected was $470,000; at that time in the whole toms, and to alter certain collection districts, and United States, the revenue collected was little for other purposes.

more than three millions. The revenue collected Mr. BASSETT moved an amendment to the sec- at the port of New York last year, was $7,200,ond section of the bill, the purport of which was 000, and he presumed that during the present to leave Hampton, in Virginia, a port of entry year the revenue would be between nine and ten The motion was advocated by the mover, and Mr. millions, or equal to the half of the whole reveH. Nelson, and opposed by Mr. Newton, and nue of the United States. He asked whether, Mr. Hill, and negatived—ayes 28, noes 66. under these circumstances, it was proper or just

Mr. Kent moved to strike out the words “by to reduce the salaries of these officers. There Nottingham, to the district of Annapolis ;” and were no officers under the Government who more after a few remarks thereon by Mr. Kent, Mr. faithfully earned their salaries—there was no deSMITH, of Maryland, and Mr. Newton, of Vir- partment of the Government, Treasury, War, gioia, the question was taken thereon and lost. Navy, or State, with all their auditors and clerks,

Mr. H. Nelson observed that this was an im- which performed as much labor as was executed portant bill in relation to the revenue of the coun- at the custom-house at New York. As we had a try—that it was difficult to retain a quorum in the few days since virtually rejected the bill reducing House on the several questions proposed—and he our own compensation, he hoped the House would, therefore moved that the Committee rise and re- for this session, at least, forbear to touch the salaport progress, which was agreed to—ayes 52, noes ries of officers whose labors and responsibility 50. The two former bills were concurred in, and had been so much increased in thirty years. It ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, and was a mistaken policy to change the salaries of the Committee were refused leave to sit again on

revenue offices. the latter bill.

Mr. CHAMBERS again moved the previous quesMr. Bassett moved that the said bill be laid on tion, which was sustained by the House-yeas 67, the table, on which motion Mr. Hill called for


46. the yeas and nays, which were thereupon ordered, Mr. SERGEANT called for the yeas and nays; and the question was decided in the negative, which were thereupon ordered. yeas 39, nays 92. So the motion to lay

the bill Mr. H. Nelson called for the reading of the on the table did not prevail.

but the SPEAKER decided that the reading, Mr. A. Smyth called for the previous question, under the circumstances of the case, (it having but the call was not sustained by the House-yeas been read a first and second time,) could not be 52, nays 54.

required. The House then took into consideration the va Mr. Nelson appealed from the decision of the rious amendments proposed by the Committee on Chair; which was affirmed—ayes 103, poes 9. Commerce.

The question, “Shall the main question be now Mr. Walworru moved to erase from those put ?" was then taken by yeas and nays, and deamendments the word Vermont, and Mr. Taylor cided in the affirmative-yeas 85, nays 51, as proposed to strike out Champlain, from the opera- follows: tion of the said amendments, as recommended to YEAs—Messrs. Alexander, Allen of Massachusetts, the 8th section.

Archer, Barber of Connecticut, Bateman, Blair, BorThe motion to strike out was opposed by Mr. land, Burrows, Campbell of Ohio, Cannon, Cassedy, TOMLINSON, and negatived.

Chambers, Cocke, Conkling, Conner, Crafts, Crudup, Mr. CAMBRELENG moved to strike out of the Cuthbert, Darlington, Denison, Dickinson, Durfee, 9th section the words “ New York.” Mr. C. re- Eddy, Floyd, Gist, Gross, Hardin, Harvey, Hawks, marked, that he considered any attempt to amend Hemphill

, Hendricks, Herrick, Hill, Hooks, Jackson, the bill hopeless; but he thought there were some Kirkland, Leftwich, Lincoln, Litchfield, Little, Long, very strong circumstances in favor of excepting McCoy, Mallary, Matlack, Matson, Mattocks, Metthe revenue officers of the port of New York calfe, Mitchell of Pennsylvania, Moore of Pennsylfrom the general reduction now about to be made. vania, Murray, Patterson of Pennsylvania, Pitcher, No gentleman would accuse him (Mr. C.) of a Reid of Geo., Rhea, Rich, Ross, Ruggles, Russ, San

Plumer of New Hampshire, Plumer of Pennsylvania, disposition to oppose any bill tending judiciously ders, Scott, 8. Smith, Arthur Sinith, Alexander Smyth, and justly to retrench the expenses of Govern- Spencer, Sterling of Connecticut, Stewart, Swan, Tate, ment. He regretted that this bill had been kept nall, Taylor, Thompson, Tomlinson, Tracy, Trimble, back so long as to preclude debate. He would Tucker of South Carolina, Upham, Vance, Walker, only detain the House a few moments. The sal- Whipple, White, Williams of Virginia, Williams of aries of these officers were regulated in 1790, and North Carolina, Wilson, and Worman. they have never been augmented or diminished Nars-Messrs. Barstow, Bassett, Blackledge, since; in 1802 they were limited as they now are ; ) Brown, Cambreleng, Colden, Cook, Cushman, Dane,


H. OF R.

Cumberland Road.

MAY, 1822.

Edwards of Connecticut, Edwards of Pennsylvania, fee, Eddy, Edwards of North Carolina, Eustis, Floyd, Edwards of North Carolina, Farrelly, Findlay, Ful. Gilmer, Gisl, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Harvey, Hawks, ler, Gorham, F. Johnson, J. 8. Johnston, Jones of Hendricks, Herrick, Hill, Hooks, Hubbard, Jackson, Virginia, Jones of Tennessee, Kent, McCarty, Mc. F. Johnson, Jones of Virginia, Jones of Tennessee, Duffie, McLane, McSherry, Mercer, Milnor, Moore of Keyes, Kirkland, Leftwich, Lincoln, Litchfield, McAlabama, Morgan, Neale, Nelson of Maryland, Nel. Coy, Mallary, Matlack, Matson, Mattocks, Metcalfe, son of Virginia, New, Newton, Patterson of New Mitchell of Penn., Murray, Ncale, Nelson of MassaYork, Phillips, Pierson, Poinsett, Rankin, Reed of chusetts, Newton, Overstreet, Patterson of PennsylMassachusetts, Sergeant, Sloan, Stoddard, l'od, Tuck- vania, Plumer of New Hampshire, Plumer of Penner of Virginia, Van Wyck, Walworth, Warfield, Wil- sylvania, Reed of Massachusetts, Reed of Maryland, liamson, Wood, and Woodcock.

Reid of Georgia, Rhea, Rich, Ross, Ruggles, Russ, The main question, Shall the bill, with the Sanders, Sawyer, Scott, Sloan, S. Smith, Arthur Smith, amendments, be ordered for a third reading ? was

W. Smith, A. Smyth, Spencer, Stewart, Stoddard, then put, and it was carried in the affirmative.

Tatnall, Taylor, Thompson, Tomlinson, Tracy, TrimOn motion of Mr. WALWORTH, a recess was

ble, Tucker of Virginia, Tucker of South Carolina, ordered until 6 o'clock.

Upham, Vance, Van Rensselaer, Walker, Walworth,

Whipple, White, Williams of Virginia, Williams of Evening Session.

North Carolina, Warfield, Williamson, and Woodson. Mr. Fuller moved a resolution calling for a

Nays-Messrs. Archer, Ball, Barstow, Bassett, copy of the letter of Mr. Russell, referred to Cambreleng, Colden, Cook, Edwards of Connecticut

, in the Message of the President of the United Farrelly, Findlay, Fuller, Hemphill, J. S. Johnston, States of yesterday, together with such commu- Penn., Moore of Virginia, Moore of Alabama, Morgan,

Little, Long, McCarty, Mercer, Milnor, Moore of nications as may have been received on the sub- Nelson of Virginia, Phillips, Pierson, Pitcher, Ranject from any other of the persons composing the kin, Rogers, Sergeant, Swearingen, Tod, Wood, mission of Ġhent; which resolution, according Woodcock, Worman, and Wright. to the rules of the House, lies on the table one day of course.

CUMBERLAND ROAD. Mr. SANDERS, from the committee appointed to On motion of Mr. TRIMBLE, the several orders inquire into certain alterations said to have been of the day were postponed for the purpose; and made in the rules and regulations for the govern- the House proceeded to the reconsideration of the ment of the Army of the United States, delivered bill, entitled "An act for the preservation and rein a report of some length, which concludes with pair of the Cumberland road,” which was rea resolution directing the committee to be dis- turned to this House by the President of the Unicharged from the further consideration of the sub- ted States on the 4th instant, with the objections ject; which report was ordered to lie on the table. which appear upon the Journal of the 4th instant,

The following bills from the Senate, viz: a and which said bill is in the words following, to bill for the relief of Richard Matson; a bill wit: granting a tract of land to William Conner, his An Act for the preservation and repair of the Comwife, and their children ; a bill authorizing the

berland road. payment of a sum of money to Thomas Shields ;

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre. were read a third time, passed, and returned to sentatives of the United States of America in Conthe Senate.

gress assembled, That the President of the United A message from the Senate informed the House States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be that the Senate have passed a bill of this House, erected, on the national road leading from Cumberentitled "An act making further appropriations land, in the State of Maryland, to the river Ohio, so for the military service of the United States for many toll houses, gates, and turnpikes, as, in his the year 1822, and for other purposes ;" with opinion, will be necessary and sufficient to collect the amendments; in which amendments they ask the duties and tolls hereinafter mentioned, from all per: concurrence of this House.

sons travelling on the same, to be erected at such

places as he may determine: Provided, That the OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS, &c.

number of such gates and turnpikes shall not exceed The bill further to establish the compensation twelve, nor be less than six ; and that such gates and of officers of the customs, and to alter and estab

turnpikes shall be erected at a distance not less than lish certain collection districts, was read a third ten miles from each other. time as amended in this House.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, as soon as On the passage of this bill there arose a debate, President of the United States is hereby authorized to

the said gates and turnpikes shall be erected, the in which Messrs. Nelson of Virginia, CAMBRE appoint, or cause to be appointed, toll-gatherers, to LENG, Sergeant, and Wood, opposed the bill, demand and receive, for passing the said turnpikes, and Messrs. Newton, TOMLINSON, Sawyer, and the tolls and rates hereinafter mentioned, who mas WALWORTH, supported the bill. The question was determined finally in the af- stop any person riding, leading, or driving, any horses,

cattle, hogs, sheep, sulkey, chair, chaise, phæton, firmative-yeas 100, nays 35, as follows:

cart, wagon, sleigh, sled, or other carriage of burden Yeas-Messrs. Alexander, Allen of Mass., Barber or pleasure, from passing through the said gates or of Conn., Bateman, Blackledge, Borland, Brown, turnpikes, until they shall respectively have paid the Burrows, Burton, Campbell of New York, Campbell same, that is to say: For every space of twenty miles of Ohio, Cannon, Cassedy, Chambers, Cocke, Conner, in length of the said road, the following sums of mo. Crafts, Crudup, Cushman, Cuthbert, Darlington, Dur: I ney, and so in proportion for any greater or lesser

May, 1822.

Cumberland Road.

H. OF R.

distance, to wit: For every score of sheep or hogs, lected is more, or less, than is necessary to keep the six and a quarter cents ; for every score of cattle, said road in repair ; and to increase or lessen the tolls twelve and a half cents; for every led or drove horse, from time to time, on any particular kind of travelling one cent; for every horse and rider, six and a quarter or transportation, so as to preserve an equitabl scale cents; for every sleigh or sled, for each horse or ox of rates, and to increase or diminish the tolls at such drawing the same, three cents; for every dearborn, seasons of the year as he may direct : Provided, howsulkey, chair, or chaise, with one horse, twelve and a ever, That the items of tolls shall not, at any time, be half cents; for every chariot, coach, coachee, stage increased to more than double the rates herein estab. wagon, phạton, chaise, or dearborn, with two horses lished and allowed. and four wheels, eighteen aud three-quarter cents; Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if any of for either of the carriages last mentioned, with four the toll gatherers shall unreasonably delay or hinder horses, twenty-five cents. For every other carriage any passenger or traveller, at any of the gates, or of pleasure, under whatever name it may go, the like shall demand or receive more toll than is by this act sum, according to the number of wheels and horses established, he shall, for each and every such offence, drawing the same. For every cart or wagon, whose forfeit and pay, to the party so aggrieved, the sum of wheels do not exceed the breadth of four inches, six ten dollars. and one fourth cents for each horse or ox drawing the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any persame. For every cort or wagon, whose wheels shall son who shall use the said road, shall, with a view to exceed in breadth four inches, and not exceeding six evade the payment of the tolls required by this act, inches, three cents for every horse or ox drawing the leave the said road, and go round the said gates, every same; and every other cart or wagon, whose wheels such person shall, for every such offence, forfeit and sball exceed six inches, shall pass the said gates free pay to, and for the use of, the United States, the sum and clear of toll: Provided, That the President of of twelve dollars. the United States may authorize the superintendent Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the toll of the road to commute the rates of toll with any gatherers on the said road shall, respectively, receive person, or persons, by taking of him or them a cer compensation for their services at the rate of twelve tain sum annually, in lieu of the tolls aforesaid : And per cent. on the amount of tolls by them respectively provided, also, That nothing in this act shall be con collected: Provided, That the annual compensation strued so as to authorize any tolls to be received or of any toll gatherer shall never exceed the sum of collected from any person passing to or from public three hundred and fifty dollars, nor shall the same be worship, or to or from his common business on his less in any one year than one hundred and twenty farm or woodland, or to or from a funeral, or to or dollars; and, in case of any deficiency in the amount from a mill: And provided further, That no toll shall collected by any toll gatherer, below the sum of one be received or collected for the passage of any wagon hundred and twenty dollars, the residue shall be paid or carriage laden with the property of the United out of the tolls collected at the other gates on the said States, or any cannon or military stores belonging to road. the United States, to any of the States composing this Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That, for reUnion, or any person or persons on duty in the mili- pairing the Cumberland road, the sum of nine thou. tary service of the United States, or the militia of any sand one hundred and ninety-four dollars and twentyof the States.

five cents, (being an unexpended balance of money Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, 'That the said appropriated by act of third March, one thousand eight toll gatherers shall settle their accounts quarterly with hundred and nineteen, for completing the same,) be, the superintendent of the road, and at all other times and is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any when thereunto required, and shall, at all times, pay money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated : over to him, on demand, the amount of tolls by them Provided, however, That all expenditures arising uncollected; and it shall be his duty to account for the der this act, or connected with the support or repair same with the Secretary of the Treasury, once in of said road, beyond the sum herein appropriated, each year, and quarterly, if required. And the said shall be defrayed out of the tolls collected under said superintendent and toll gatherers shall govern them- acts, and from no other fund. selves by the rules and regulations which the Presi

Mr. Bassett, with a view to such a consideradent of the United States may from time to time tion of the subject as its importance appeared to prescribe. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the amount tions to a Committee of the Whole; but the House

him to require, moved to refer the bill and objecof tolls, after deducting therefrom the expenses and refused to commit the bill. charges of collection, shall be applied, under the direction of the President of the United States, to the re

Mr. Wright expressed in strong terms his pairs and preservation of said road, in such manner, approbation of the Message of the President, parand under such regulations, as he may from time to

ticularly on the ground that, to impose a toll on time prescribe, and to no other purpose whatever.

this particular road, while other roads were free, Suc. 5. And be it further enacted, That directors would be an unequal and oppressive tax, &c. He shall be erected at proper and convenient situations, was, however, in favor of keeping this road in reto caution all conductors or drivers of carriages on the pair at the expense of the United States. road aforesaid, that they shall at all times pass on the The question was then taken, “Shall this bill left of each other, under the penalty of three dollars pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Presifor every offence.

dent of the United States ?" and the vote was as Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Presi- follows: dent of the United States is hereby authorized to in YEAS-Messrs. Barstow, Bateman, Blackledge, crease or diminish the tolls established by this act, in Burrows, Campbell of Ohio, Cassedy, Chambers, case it should be found upon trial that the sums col. Cocke, Cook, Cushman, Cuthbert, Darlington, Deni

H. of R.

Military Appropriation Bill.

May, 1822.

son, Dickinson, Durfee, Eddy, Edwards of Connecti The said main question was then put, to wit: cut, Findlay, Fuller, Hardin, Hemphill, Hendricks, Will the House agree to the amendment of the Hill, Hooks, Hubbard, Jackson, F. Johnson, Jones of Senate as aforesaid? And was determined in the Tennessee, Kirkland, Leftwich, Little, McCarty, Mc- negative-yeas 40, nays 80, as follows: Duffie, Mercer, Metcalfe, Milnor, Montgomery, Moore of Pennsylvania, Moore of Virginia, Neale, Newton, non, Chambers, Cocke, Conkling, Conner, Cuthbert


YEAS—Messrs. Burrows, Campbell of Ohio, Can. Patterson of Pennsylvania, Plumer of New Hamp. Edwards of Connecticut, Eustis, Floyd, Hardin, Harshire, Plumer of Pennsylvania, Rankin, Reid of Georgia, Rich, Ross, Russ, Sanders, Sawyer, Scott, Servey, Hendricks, Hooks, F. Johnson, Kirkland, Leftgeant, Sloan, s. Smith, W. Smith, Stewart, Stod- Metcalfe, Murray, Reed of Maryland, Reid of Georgia,

wich, Lincoln, McCarty, McCoy, Mallary, Matlack, jard, 'Swearingen, Tod, Tomlinson, Trimble, Upham, Rhea, Ross, Ruggles, Russ, Arthur Smith, W. Smith, Vance, Walker, Walworth, Williams of Virginia, and Tracy, Vance, Whipple, White, Williams of Virginia, Woodson-68.

Williams of North Carolina, and Woodson. Nars-Messrs. Speaker, Alexander, Allen of Mas

Nays--Messrs. Alexander, Archer, Ball, Barber of sachusetts, Archer, Ball, Bassett, Blair, Borland, Bur-Connecticut, Barstow, Bassett, Bateman, Blackledge, ton, Butler, Cambreleng, Campbell of New York, Can-Borland, Brown, Cassedy, Condict, Cook, Crafts

, non, Colden, Conner, Crafts, Crudup, Edwards of Cushman, Dane, Darlington, Denison, Dickinson, North Carolina, Eustis, Farrelly, Floyd, Gilmer, Gist, Durfee, Edwards of Connecticut, Farrelly, Findlay, Gross, Harvey, Hawks, Hobart, J. S. Johnston, Jones Fuller, Gross, Hawks, Hemphill, Hill, Hubbard, Jackof Virginia, Lincoln, Litchfield, Long, McCoy, Mc

son, J. S. Johnston, Keyes, Litchfield, Little, McDufSherry, Matlack, Matson, Mattocks, Mitchell of Penn- fie, McSherry, Mattocks, Mercer, Milnor, Mitchell of sylvania, Moore of Alabama, Morgan, Murray, NelPennsylvania, Moore of Pennsylvania, Moore of Virson of Massachusetts, Nelson of Virginia, Overstreet, ginia, Moore of Alabama, Neale, Nelson of Massa. Patterson of New York, Phillips, Pitcher, Reed of chusetts, Nelson of Maryland, Nelson of Virginia, Massachusetts, Reed of Maryland, Rhea, Rogers, Rug Newton, Overstreet, Patterson of New York, Pattergles, Arthur Smith, Alexander Smyth, Spencer, Ster- son of Pa., Phillips, Pierson, Pitcher, Plumer of ling of Connecticut, Tatnall, Taylor, Thompson, Pennsylvania, Rankin, Rich, Rogers, Sawyer, SerTracy, Tucker of Virginia, Tucker of South Carolina, Van Wyck, Whipple, White, Williams of North geant, Sloan, S. Smith, Sterling of Connecticut, Sten.

art, Swearingen, Taylor, Tod, Tomlinson, Tucker of Carolina, Williamson, Wilson, Wood, Woodcock, Virginia, Tucker of s. C., Upham, Van Wyck, WalWorman, and Wright—72

ker, Walworth, Warfield, Williamson, Wood, WoodTwo-thirds of all the members being required cock, Worman, and Wright. to carry this question, and a majority having voted

The second and last of the amendments of the against it, it was of course not carried; and the Senate to the said bill was then read as follows: bill was rejected.

Insert the following new section as the second: A bill from the Senate to authorize the building

“Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum of lighthouses therein named, and for other pur- not exceeding nine thousand dollars, to be expended poses, was read a third time, and sent to the Sen- under the direction of the President of the United ate for concurrence in the amendments made States in repairing the public road leading from Cum. thereto in this House.

berland, in the State of Maryland, to Wheeling, in

Virginia, be and the same is hereby appropriated." MILITARY APPROPRIATIONS.

And on the question to agree to this amendThe House proceeded to consider the amendment, it was also determined in the negativements proposed by the Senate to the bill, enti- yeas 47, nays 65, as follows: tled "An act making further appropriations for Yeas—Messrs. Bateman, Campbell of Ohio, Cassedy, the military service of the United States for the Chambers, Cook, Cushman, Dane, Darlington, Dar year 1822, and for other purposes :" the first where- fee, Hardin, Harvey, Hemphill, Hendricks, Herrick, of proposes to add to the appropriation of $50,000 Hill, Jackson, F. Johnson, J. S. Johnston, Little, Mefor Fort Calhoun, these words: “This appropria- Carty, Mallary, Mercer, Metcalfe, Milnor, Moore of 'tion not to be regarded as a confirmation of the Pennsylvania, Moore of Virginia, Neale, Nelson of contract made with Elijah Mix in regard to this Maryland, Patterson of Pennsylvania, Pierson, Rankin, fort."

Rich, Ross, Sloane, $. Smith, W. Smith, Stewart, A motion was made by Mr. Williams, of Swearingen, Tomlinson, Trimble, Vance Walker, North Carolina, to amend the said amendment, Warfield, White, Williams of Virginia, Woodson, and

Wright. by inserting therein, after the word “confirmation," the words “or disaffirmance." And the Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Archer, Ball, Barber of question being taken thereon, it was determined Connecticut, Bassett, Borland, Brown, Cambreleng, in the negative.

Cannon, Colden, Condict, Conkling, Conner, Crafts, And debate having thereupon arisen on the Denison, Eddy, Edwards of Connecticut, Edwards question to agree to the amendment of the Senate Findlay, Floyd, Fuller, Gross, Hawks, Hooks, Hubbard,

of Pennsylvania, Edwards of North Carolina, Farrelly, as aforesaid

Keyes, Kirkland, Leftwich, Lincoln, McCoy, McDufMr. Sawyer called for the previous question, fie, McSherry, Matlack, Mattocks, Mitchell of Peanand the same being demanded by a majority of sylvania, Murray, Nelson of Massachusetts, Nelson of the members present, it was put in the form pre- Virginia, Overstrect, Plumer of New Hampsbire

, scribed by the rules and orders of the House, to Plumer of Pennsylvania, Reed of Massachusetts, Reid wit: Shall the main question be now put? And of Georgia, Rhea, Rogers, Ross, Sergeant, Arthur passed in the affirmative.

Smith, Sterling of Connecticut, Taylor, Tod, Tracy,

« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »