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further to regulate the Territorics of the United States, and their electing delegates to Congress," which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of whole House on Monday next

The bill from the Senate entitled, “ Ao act concerning the attorney-yeueral of the United States," was read the first and second time, and referred to the committee appointed on that part of the President's message which relates to the office of attorncy-general, and to the establishment of an additional Department.

The House again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, on the bill allowing compensation to the members of Congress and delegates of Territories, and to repeal all other acts contrary thereto; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Breckenridge, reported that the committee had made further progress therein, and directed him to ask leave to sit again.

Ordered, That the committee of the whole House have leave to sit again on the said bill.

And then the House adjourned.

THURSDAY, January 16, 1817. Mr. Atherton, presented a petition of the NewHampshire Bible Society, praying that the privilege of franking letters may be granted to the American Bible Society, under such regulations as Congress may think proper to prescribe.

Mr. Wm. P. Maclay, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Huntingdon aud Mifflin. in the State of Pennsylvania, praying for the establishment of a post-route.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads.

Mr. Wendover, présented a petition of the Amcrican Bible Society, praying that the privilege of franking and receiving letters free of postage, which relate to the concerns of the Society, may be extended to them, and that they may be per mitted to import paper free of duty, go which they propose to print the Holy Scriptures.

Orderd, That so much of the said petition as. relates to franking, be referred to the committee on the Post-Office and Post-Roads, and that the residue thereof be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Mills, presented a petition of inhabitants of the district of Hampshire and Hampden, io Massachusetts, praying that the mails may not be opened or transported on Sundays.

Mr. Pitkin, and Mr. Moscley, respectively presented similar petitions from inbabitants of Connecticut.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee appointed on a petition for the saine purpose from inhabitants of Southampton, in Massachusetts.

Mr. Moseley, presented a petition of sundry inbabilants of the State of Connecticut, praying to be paid for the capture of a midshipman and two marines, during the late war with Great Britain.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Naval Affairs.

Mr. Pitkin, presented a petition of Elipbalet Averill, praying for a remission of a part of the dutics imposed on his distillery, as he did not use the same during the whole term for which he roceived a license.

Mr. Wm. Wilson, presented a petition of sud

dry inhabitants of Northumberland, Union, and Columnbia counties, in Pennsylvania, praying that such duties may be imposed upon spirits distilled withio the United States, as will prevent the distillation thereof from grain.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Langdon, presented a petition of Daniel Gloss, praying to be paid for a number of cattle taken from him during the late war with Great Britain, by a party of Canadians.

The Speaker presented a petition of William Esenbeck, messenger to the Secretary of the Treasury, praying to be paid for a quantitity of his private property which was destroyed by the burning of the Treasury Departinent, on the night of the 24th August, 1814.

Mr. Lattimore, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the counties of Mobile and Baldwin, in the Mississippi Territory, praying to be paid for their catile destroyed by soldiers and militia in the service of the United States, during the late war with the Indians and Great Britain.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the compittee of Claims.

Mr. Brooks, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of Ontario, in the State of New-York, praying that Troupsville. op lake Ontario, may be established as a port of entry and delivery.

The Speaker presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of bar iron in the State of Kentucky, praying that additional duties may be imposed on iron of foreign manufacture, imported into the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

On motion of Mr Ingham. Ordered, That the petition of Lewis Wernwag, presented on the 26th December, 1811, be referred to the committee appointed on the petition of Daniel Pettibone.

Mr. Herbert, presented a petition of Sophia D. Gardner, widow of John M. Gardner, dcceased, latc a master-commandant in the navy of the United States, praying that some provision may be made for the support of herself and the infant son of the said deccased, who died of a disease contracted in the execution of the orders of his superior officer.

Mr. Roane, presented a petition of Sarah Atkinson, widow of William Alkinson, a soldier in the rerolutionary army, praying for a pepsion. :

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.

Mr. Breckenridge, presented a petition of Andrew Moore, marshal of the district of Virginia, praying that an act may be passed directing the warshal in all cases of sales to be made under de crees of the courts, to make the said sales.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. Lattimore, presented a petition of Peter and David Randon, half bred Creck Indians, praying that the lands secured to them by the treaty of fort Jackson, njay be designated, surveyed, and granted to them in the manner contemplated by the said treaty.

Ordered. That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Public Landa

Mr. Lowndes, from the committee of Ways and Mcans, reported a bill supplenicotary to “ Ao act providing for the relief of persons iinprisoned for debts due to the Uniicd States," which was rcad the first and second time, and committed to a committee of the whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the Public Lands, reported a bill for the relief of Joseph Sunmers, and John Allen, which was read the first and second time, and committed to the committee of the whole House, to which is committed the bill making provision for the location of the lands reserved by the first article of the treaty of the 9th of August, 1814, between the United States and the Creek nation, to certain chiefs and warriors of that nation.

Ordered, That the committee on Private Land Claims, be discharged from the further consideration of the petitions of Henderson and Hackley, and William Tigner, and that they have leare io withdraw the same.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Cutis, their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill from this House entitled, “An act for the relief of William Haslett," with an amendment. They have also passed bills of the following titles, " An act for the relief of William Edwards.” And “ An act authorizing the sale of certain grounds belong. ing to the United States, in the city of Washington." in which amendments and bills they ask the concurrence of this House. And he withdrew.

The amendment to the bill for the relief of William Haslett, was read and concurred in by the House.

Ordered, That the clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill from the Senate for the relief of William Edwards, iras read the first and second time, and referred to the committee on the Public Lands.

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