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The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported from the committee of the wbole House, to the bill allowing compensation to the members of Congress and delegates from Territories and to repeal all other acts contrary thereto; and the said amendments being again read as follows, to wit: “ fill the screral blanks in the bill with the word .sir.' So as to allow a compensation of six' dollars per day to each Senator, Representative, and Delegate; a like sum of six' dollars for every twenty miles of the estimated distance from his place of residence to the seat of Congress, and returning to his said residence, as also sit dollars per day each, to the President pro tempore of the Senate, and to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in addition to their pay as members of their respective Houses."
And on the question, “ Will the House concur with the committee of the wbole House in their said amendments." It was determined in the negative. Navs. 91
Yeas......81 The seas and nays being required by one fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are
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Those who yoted in the negative, are
And then the House adjourned
SATURDAY, January 18, 1817. Mr. Bradbury, presented a petition of Isaac S. Robertson, praying that the penalty incurred by him for selling spirituous liquors without a license may bc rcmitted, being ignorant, as he alleges of the necessity of obtaining it.
Mr. Wendover, presented a petition of Henry
Cahoon, in behalf of himself and other officers of the revenue cutter Active, praying for an increase of compensation.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee of Ways and Means
Mr. Brown, presented a petition of sundry in. habitants of the District of Maine, praying that an act may be passed to probibit the exportation for a linited time of bread stuffs and other articles of food.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the comunittee of Commerce and Manufactures.
Mr. Milnor, presented a petition of Daniel Pet. tibonc, stating ihat he has made great improve ments in the construction of fire places, in the economy of sucl, and in the distribution of heat, and praying that his improvements may be es. amined, and, if found to answer, that he may be rinployed to crect his said improvements in the Capitol.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Savage, presented a petition of Francis L. Ilarrison, of the State of New York, praying to be paid for his houses and other property destroyed by the enemy during the late war, in consequence of their being occupied as deposites of provisions for the army of the United States, wbile stationed in the vicinity of the French Mills.
The Speaker presented a petition of Archibald Millvain, senior, praying compensation for a horse lost in the military service during the late war.
Mr. Robertson, presented a petition of Jacques Villeric, praying compensation for dainages com. mitted on his property by the Americau troops during the military operations iu the neighbour
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hood of the city of New-Orleans, at the close of the late war with Great Britain.
Mr. Robertson, presented a petition of Guy H. Bell, praying further compensation for his services as clerk and translator in the land office for the western district of the State of Louisiana.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of Claims. .
Mr. Smith, of Md. presented a petition of Joho Carr, an officer of the revolutionary army, praying to be paid the balance of pay and emoluments due for his services in the capacity aforesaid. ..
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims.
Mr. Lattimore, presented a petition of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory, praying that an additional judge may be appointed for the said Territory, to reside east of Pearl river.
Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. Lattimore, also presented another petition from the legislature of the said Territory, praying that the title to lands in said Territory, arising under grants from the British authorities may be extinguished.
Mr. Pope, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Gallatin county, in the Indiana Territory, praying that a part of the grounds rescrved for the use of the salige on the Wabash river, may he leased to a certain James Blue, on condition of bis erccting buildings and keeping a public house near the said saline.
Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee on the Public Lands.
Mr. Lowndes, from the committce of Ways and llcans, who liarc bcen instructed to inquire into