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Cayuga, Ontario, and Gennessee, in the State of New-York, also 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. Moseley, presented a petition of Alexander Wolcott, collector of the cuotoms for the district of Middletown, praying for an increase of compensation.

Ordered, Thai.the said petition be referred to the committee of Ways and Means.

Mr. Clark, of N. Y. presented a petition of Justus Ingersoll, late a lieutenant in the army of the United States, praying for a pepsion.

Mr. Savage, presented a petition of Joho Hubbard, a soldier in the revolutionary army, also praying for a pension.

Ordered, That the said petions be referred to the committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Ciaims.

Op motion of Mr. Clark, of N. Y. Ordered, That the petition of Erastus Granger, presented on the 14th February, 1816, be referred to the committee of Claims.

Mr. Brooks, presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Ontario county, in the State of NewYork, praying that the mails may not be trans ported or opened on Sundays.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed on a similar petition from the inhabitants of Southamption, in the State of Massachusetts.

Mr. Wm. P. Maclay, presented a petition of sundry manufacturers of iron in the State of Peonsylvania, praying that additional duties may be imposed on foreign iron imported into the United States.

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

Mr. Hopkinson, presented a petition of And Feran, praying to be paid the amount of wages due for the services of her son John Feran, as a sailor, in the pary of the United States, who was lost in the brig Epervier.

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

Mr. Savage, presented a petition of Luther Drury, junior, who, at the commencement of the late war with Great Britain, was an inhabitant of the province of Canada, which he left and joined the American army as a volunteer, praying for a grant of land in virtue of an act granting bounties in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee of the whole House on the “ bill to amend the act granting bounties in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers."

Mr. Pleasants, from the committee on Naval Affairs, reported a bill for the benefit of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen aod marines who were lost in the United States brig Epervier, which was read the first and second time and committed to a committee of the whole House to morrow.

On motion of Mr. Goldsborough, Resolved, That the committee of Ways and Means, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of modifying the laws relative to the collection of the internal revenue, so far as to require the colleclurs within the State of Maryland, to keep an office, or known place for the transaction of business at the county town of cach county

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of their district, and to attend there by themselves or deputy at certain stated tiines, for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. Southard, Resolved, That the committee on the Post-Of fice and Post-Roads, be instructed to inquire into the propriety of establishing a post-road from Baskingridge in the county of Somerset, through New-Providence and Springfield to Elizabeth. town, and to discontinue the post-route from Bask. ingridge to Morristown, in Morris county, in the State of New Jersey.

Op motion of Mr. Newton, Resolved, That the committee of Commerce and Manufactures be instructed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing Registers to be issued to that description of vessels denoroinated Sea Letter vessels.

The joint resolution from the Senate to emplos John Trumbull to compose and execute certain paintings, was read the first and second time and referred to Mir. Calhoun, Mr. Hopkinson, Mr. Wilde, Mr. Randolph and Mr. Pitkin.

Mr. Crawford from the joint committee for enrolled bills reported that the committee had es. amined enrolled bills of the following titles :

An act making a partial appropriation for the subsistence of the army during the year 1817.

An act directing the discharge of Oliver Spell. man from imprisonment; and

An act directing the discharge of Jolin Ricaud from imprisonment, and had found the same to be truly enrolled: When

The Speaker signed the said bills. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate. therewith.

Mr. Cady submitted the following resolution, which was read and ordered to lie on the table :

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Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby required to report to this Housc, whether there be any bank notes in the Treasury, which cannot be advantageously applied in the payment of debts due from the United States, and if there be any such bank notes, the amount thereof, and in what banks the same are deposited, and whether any, and what provision in his opinion, ought to be made by law, to compel the banks which issuerl such notes to redeem the same, or give security for the redemption thereof, with interest.

Mr. Crawford from the joint conimittee for en. rolled bills, reported that the committee had presented to the President of the United States, the cnrolled bills this day examined.

The House resumed the consideration of the till allowing compensation to the members of Congress and delegates from Territories, and to repeal the acts contrary thereto.—The question depending yesterday at the time of adjournment, on the amendment proposed by Mr. Randolph to the amendment proposed by Mr. Forsyth, recurred,

And being taken,
It was determined in the negative. Nays. .....101

motive Yeas.........61 The yeas and nays being required by one fifth of the members present.

Those who voted in the affirmative, are

Mr. Arcber,

Athertoa,
Baker,
Betts,
Birlsall,
Birdseye,
Bryan,

Mr. Burwell,

Caldwell,
Clark, N. Y.
Clarke, N. C.
Condict,
Crawford,
Deshı,

Mr. Fletcher,

Goldsborough,
Grosvenor,
Hall,
Hammond,
Heister,
Herbert,
Hooks,
Hoger,
Hungerford,
Ingham,
Irving, N. Y.
Jewett,

Mr. Ormsby,

Parrie,
Pickens,
Piper,
Randolph,
Reynolda,
Rosh,
Savage,
Schenck,
Shelley,
Smith, Ma.
Taul,
Taylor, N. Y.
Taylor, 6. C.
Thomas
Townsend,
Ward, N..
Ward, N. J.
Weodorer,
Wheaton,
Wilkin,
Thor. Wilson,
Yates...........61.

King,

Langdon, Lewis, Little, Wm. P. Maclay, M.Kee, Miller, Moore, Murfree, Hugh Nelson, Tbo. M. Nelson,

Those who vo!ed in the negative, are

Mr. Adams,

Adgate,
Alexander,
Avery,
Baer,
Barbour,
Bassett,
Bateman,
Baylies,
Bennett,
Blount,
B068,
Bradbury,
Breckenridge,
Brooks,
Cady,
Calhoan,
Candon,
Carr, Ma

Mr. Champion

Chappell,
Cilley,
Clayton,
Clendeppin,
Comstock,
Conner,
Cooper,
Creigbtoo,
Crocheron,
Culpepper,
Darlington,
Davenport,
Dickens,
F.dwards,
Findley,
Forpey,
Gastoa,
Gold,

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