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Refined Sugars.

DECEMBER, 1803.

THURSDAY, December 22.

Mr. Alston, be appointed managers at the said An engrossed bill for the relief of Paul Coulon conference, on the part of this House. was read the third time, and passed.

Mr. John RANDOLPH, jr., reported, from the An engrossed bill to incorporate the Columbian Committee of Ways and Means, that the comLibrary Company, was read the third time, and mittee had taken into consideration the continpassed.

gent expenses of this House, and agreed to a reMr. John RANDOLPH, jr., from the Committee port thereon ; which was read, and ordered to lie of Ways and Means, presented a bill further to on the table. amend the act, entitled "An act to lay and collect

REFINED SUGAR. a direct tax within the United States;" which The House resolved itself into a Committee of was read twice, and committed to a Committee the Whole on the report of the Committee of of the whole House on Monday next.

Ways and Means on the memorial of sundry suThe House resolved itself into a Committee of gar refiners of Pennsylvania, and, after some time the Whole on the report of the committee ap- spent therein, the Committee rose, and reported to pointed on the fifth instant, to whom was referred the House their disagreement to the same. a Message from the President of the United States, The House then proceeded to consider the said enclosing sundry papers relative to the amicable report; and the resolution contained therein being adjustment of differences between the United twice read, in the words following, to wit: States and the Emperor of Morocco; and, after Resolved, That no internal duty shall be collected on some time spent therein, the Committee reported sugars removed from the refinery since the thirtieth their agreement to the resolutions contained there- day of June, one thousand eight hundred and two, any in: which were severally twice read, and agreed law to the contrary notwithstanding. to by the House, as follows:

The question was taken that the House do conResolved, That it is inexpedient for the United States cur with the Committee of the whole House in to pursue further hostilities against the Emperor of their disagreement to the same, and resolved in the Morocco, unless they should be rendered necessary by affirmative-yeas 52, nays 37, as follows: future aggressions.

YEAS-Willis Alston, jr., Nathaniel Alexander, Geo. Resolved, That provision ought to be made, by law, Michael Bedinger, Silas Betton, Phanuel Bishop, Wm. to indemnify the captors of such armed vessels belong: Blackledge, John Boyle, William Butler, George W. ing to the Emperor of Morocco, as have been captured Campbell, Levi Casey, William Chamberlin, Martin and surrendered to the said Power, for the prize-money Chittenden, Clifton Claggett, Jacob Crowninshield, to which they are entitled.

Richard Cutts, John Dawson, James Elliot, William Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pur- Eustis, James Gillespie, Edwin Gray, Samuel Hamsuant to the second resolution ; and that the Com- mond, Seth Hastings, William Hoge, John G. Jackson, mittee of Ways and Means do prepare and bring Walter Jones, William Kennedy, Nehemiah Knight, in the same.

Joseph Lucas, jun., John B. C. Lucas. Matthew Lyon, A message from the Senate informed the House Nahum Mitchell, Thomas Moore, Thomas Newton, that the Senate insist on their first second third, jun., John Rea of Pennsylvania, John Rhea of Tenand fourth amendments, disagreed to by the House,

nessee,

Erastus Root, Thomas Sandford, Ebenezer Seato the bill, entitled "An act fixing the salaries of ver, Tompson J. Skinner, John Cotton Smith, John

Smith of New York, Richard Stanford, Joseph Stancertain officers therein mentioned," and desire a conference with this House on the subject matter Joseph B. Varnum, Daniel C. Verplanck, Matthew

ton, William Stedman, John Stewart, Abram Trigg, of the said amendments, to which conference the Walton, Richard Winn, Joseph Winston, and Thomas Senate have appointed managers on their part. Wynns. The House went into Committee of the Whole

NAYs—Simeon Baldwin, Robert Brown, Joseph Bryo on the report of the Committee of Claims, in the an, John Campbell, Thomas Claiborne, Joseph Clay, case of the Danish brigantine Henrique.

Manasseh Cutler, Samuel Dana, Thomas Dwight, After a debate which occupied ihe day, the Peter Early, William Findley, Calvin Goddard, AnCommittee rose without coming to a decision, drew Gregg, Thomas Griffin, Gaylord Griswold, Roand the report of the Committee of Claims was ger Griswold, Benjamin Huger, Thomas Lowndes, recoinmitted.

Andrew McCord, William McCreery, Samuel L.

Mitchill, Nicholas R. Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, JoFRIDAY, December 23.

seph H. Nicholson, Thomas Plater, Samuel D. Purri

ance, John Randolph, jun., John Smilie, Samuel Tag. The House proceeded to reconsider the first, gart, Benjamin Tallmadge, Samuel Tenney, David second, third, and fourth amendments of the Sen- Thomas, George Tibbits, John Trigg, Isaac Van Horne, ate, disagreed to by this House, and insisted on John Whitehill

, and Marmaduke Williams. by the Senate, to the bill, entitled "An act fixing The House resolved itself into a Committee of the salaries of certain officers therein mentioned;" the Whole on the bill sent from the Senate, entiwhereupon,

tled "An act to authorize the sale of the frigate Resolved, That this House doth insist on their General Greene, and a further addition to the nadisagreement to the said amendments.

yal armament of the United States." Resolved, That this House doth agree to the The Committee reported the bill without conference desired by the Senate on the subject- amendment. matter of the said amendments; and that Mr. The House then proceeded to consider the said John Randolph, jr., Mr. Roger Griswold, and bill; and, after some progress therein, adjourned.

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DECEMBER, 1803.

Proceedings.

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Monday, December 26.

“The petitioners pray for permission to transport Mr. S. L. MITCHILL, from the Committee of goods, wares, and merchandise, from the one of the Commerce and Manufactures, presented a bill to

aforesaid districts to the other, by land conveyance, to extend the time for making the oath required in avoid the hazard and delay of transporting them coastcases of goods, wares, and merchandise, exported wise, particularly during the Winter season, pursuant and entitled to drawback, and therein to amend of the collection law.

to the provisions contained in the twenty-ninth section the act, entitled "An act to regulate the collection

“ The committee are of opinion that the prayer of of duties on imports and tonnage;" which was the petition is reasonable, and ought to be granted ; read twice and committed to a Committee of the they have prepared a bill for that purpose, which they whole House on Monday next.

ask leave to present to the House.” Mr. Van HORNE, from the committee appoint

Mr. S. L. MITCHill, from the same committee, ed, on the fifth instant, “ to inquire into the expe- presented a bill to allow drawbacks of duties on diency of granting further time to the proprietors goods, wares, and merchandise, transported by of military land warrants to obtain and locate the land, in the cases therein mentioned ; which was same," and to whom were referred sundry peli- read twice, and committed to Committeee of tions on the same subject, made a report there the whole House on Tuesday next. on; which was read, and ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole House on Monday the Committee of Ways and Means, of the twen

The House proceeded to consider the report of next. The House resumed the consideration of the ses of this House; and the resolution contained

ty-third instant, relative to the contingent expenbill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to au- therein being iwice read, was agreed to by the thorize the sale of the frigate General Greene, and House, as follows: a further addition to the naval armament of the United States;" whereupon,

Resolved, That a committee be appointed, to consist Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to of three members, to be styled “ The Committee of a Committee of the whole House on Thursday control the expenditure of the contingent fund of the

Accounts," whose duty it shall be to superintend and The House resolved itself into a Committee of House of Representatives, and to admit and settle all

accounts which may be charged thereon. the Whole on the report of the comunittee appointed, on the twenty-ninth of October last, " to

Ordered, That Mr. Early, Mr. BlackLEDGE inquire into the expediency of reprinting the laws and Mr. Tallmadge, be appointed a committee, of the United States, the Journals of ihe House pursuant to the said resolution. of Representatives, and other public documents ;"!

A petition of sundry free negroes and mulatand, after some time spent therein, the Committee toes was presented to ihe House and read, stating rose and reported several resolutions thereupon; that the petitioners have been regularly emanciwhich were severally twice read, and agreed to by pated from slavery, under the authority of a stat

ute of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and praythe House, as follow: 1. Resolved, That the Secretary for the Department them of taking the oath or affirmation required by

ing that the same privilege may be extended to of State shall, after the end of the next session of Con: the acts of Congress for the enrolling and licensgress, cause to be printed and collated, at the public expense, a complete edition of the laws of the United ing of ships or vessels employed in the coasting States, to consist of ten thousand copies, comprising trade and fisheries, as is granted by the provisions the Constitution, public acts in force, and treaties, to- of the said acts to negroes and mulattoes born free gether with marginal abstracts, table of contents, and within the United States. indexes; to be distributed as Congress shall direct. Ordered, That the said petition be referred to

2. Resolved, That it is inexpedient, at present, to re-lhe Committee of Commerce and Manufactures. print the Journals of the House.

Mr. Nicholson, from the committee appoint3. Resolved, That the further consideration of re-ed, on the twentieth of October last, to prepare printing the other public documents be postponed until and report articles of impeachment against John the next session of Congress.

Pickering, district judge of the district of New Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pur- Hampshire, who was impeached by this House, suant to the first resolution, and that Mr. S. L. during the last session, of high crimes and misdeMirchill, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Huger, do prepare meanors, made a report; which was read, and orand bring in the same.

dered to be referred to a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next.

On a motion made and seconded that the House Tuesday, December 27.

do come to the following resolution: Mr. S. L. MITCHILL, from the Committee of Resolved, That it is expedient so to alter and amend Commerce and Manufactures, to whom was re- the several acts relative to the establishment and reguferred, on the twentieth and twenty-second in. lation of marine hospitals within the United States, as stant, the memorials of sundry merchants of the to exempt from the operation of the same such saildistrict of Boston and Charlestown, and of the ors and boatmen as are exclusively employed in the district of Salem and Beverly, in the State of navigation of the Bay of Chesapeake, and the waters Massachusetts, made a report thereon; which thereof. was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as Ordered, That the said motion be referred to a follows:

Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

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Addition to the Navy.

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next.

WEDNESDAY, December 28.

The House resolved itself ito a Committee of The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the report of the committee, of the the Whole on the report of the Committee of second instant, who were directed by a resolution Claims, of the twenty-first instant, on the memo: last,“ to inquire into the expediency of amending

of this House, of the twenty-fourth of November rial of John Coles; and, after some time spent the several acts providing for the sale of the pubtherein, the Committee rose and reported a reso; lic lands of the United States ;" and, aster some lution thereupon ; which was twice read, and

time spent therein, the Committee rose and reagreed to by the House, as follows:

ported progress. Resolved, That the proper accounting officers liquidate and adjust the claim of John Coles for the deten- from the Secretary of the Navy, accompanying a

The Speaker laid before the House a letter tion of the ship Grand Turk, at Gibraltar, by direction of the Consul at that port, from the tenth day of May report of the Commissioners of the fund for nary to the fourth day of July, Anno Domini one thousand pensions; which were read, and ordered to lie on

the table. eight hundred and one, inclusive ; and that he be allowed demurrage, at the rate stipulated in the charter

Mr. J. C. Smith, from the Committee of Claims, party, together with the interest thereon.

presented a bill for the relief of John Coles; which

was read twice and committed to a Committee of Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pur- the whole House to-morrow. suant to the said resolution, and that the Committee of Claims do prepare and bring in the same. A memorial of Alexander Moultrie, of the State

THURSDAY, December 29. of South Carolina, in behalf of himself and others,

Mr. Boyle, from the committee appointed, on claimants of compensation under the late cession the fifteenth instant, “ to inquire into the expediand convention betwen the State of Georgia and ency of vesting the powers usually exercised by a the United States, and the acts lately passed by court of equity in the judges of the United States Congress thereon, as purchasers of lands in the within the Indiana and other Territories; and, also, Mississippi Territory, in the year one thousand to inquire into the expediency of allowing writs seven hundred and eighty-nine, from the said State of error and appeals from the judgments and deof Georgia, was presented to the House and read, cisions of the said judges, to the Supreme Court praying that Congress will adopt such suitable of the United States;" made a report thereon ; mode as in their wisdom may be deemed equita- which was read, and ordered to be referred to a ble and proper, for the settlement and allowance Committee of the whole House on Wednesday of the aforesaid claims of the memorialist and his associates.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of Also, a memorial of the Virginia Yazoo Com- the Whole on the bill for the relief of John Coles. pany, signed for and on behalf of the said com- The bill was reported without amendment, and pany by William Cowan, their agent, to the like ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time effect.

to-day. Ordered, That the said memorials be referred

A message from the Senate informed the House to Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Morrow, Mr. Dwight, that the Senate adhere to their first, second, third, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Bryan, to examine and re- and fourth amendments insisted on by the Senate port iheir opinion thereupon to the House.

to the bill, entitled "An act fixing the salaries of Mr. J. RANDOLPH, jun., from the Committee of certain officers therein mentioned; to their disaWays and Means, presented a bill making appro- greement to which this House hath insisted. priations for the support of the Military Establishment of the United States, in the year one

ADDITION TO THE NAVY. thousand eight hundred and four; which was read The House went into Committee of the whole twice and committed to a Committee of the whole on the bill, received from the Senate, to sell the House on Friday next.

General Greene, and to make an addition to the On a motion made and seconded that the House Navy. do come to the following resolution:

Mr. Eustis moved an additional section, allowResolved, That the Secretary of War be directed to ing rations to half-pay officers, subject to Navy issue a land warrant to George L. Davidson, son of orders, provided they are not employed on board Brigadier General Davidson, of North Carolina, who of merchant vessels, or otherwise engaged in transfell in defence of his country in the Revolutionary war acting their personal affairs. with Great Britain, for two thousand acres ; which shall This motion was supported by Messrs. Eustis, be surveyed and patented in conformity to the laws Nicholson and Clay; and opposed by Messrs. regulating the grants of land appropropriated for mili- Macon, Smilie, Gregg, and CLAIBORNE ; and on tary services;

che question being taken, was agreed to-yeas 32, Ordered, That the said motion be referred to nays 44. the Committee of the whole House to whom was Mr. Macon moved to strike out the second seccommitted, on the twenty-sixth instant, the report tion of the bill, which authorizes the President, in of the committee appointed to inquire into the case the public exigency shall require it, to cause expediency of granting further time to the pro- to be built or purchased two small vessels of war, prietors of military land warrants to obtain and appropriating therefor $50,000. locate the same.”

This motion was supported by Messrs. Macos,

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Impeachment of Judge Pickering.

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Smilie, and HOLLAND; and opposed by Messrs. New Jersey, appeared, produced their credentials, S. L. Murchill, Nicholson and Eustis.

were qualified, and took their seats in the House. Mr. Gregg moved that the Committee should On a motion made and seconded that the House rise, in order that leave should be refused them to do come to the following resolution: sit again, and that the bill should be committed to

Resolved, That no person or persons claiming, under the committee appointed on naval affairs, for the an act of Georgia, any part of the territory lately ceded purpose of obtaining information.

by Georgia to the United States, shall be entitled to reThe motion for the rising of the Committee was ceive compensation from the Government, for any real carried-yeas 52 nays 42. The House then gave or pretended loss they may have sustained in consethe Committee leave to sit again-yeas 48, nays 45. quence of that cession, if they have, subsequent to the SALARIES OF OFFICERS.

acts under which they claim, withdrawn from the Mr. John RANDOLPH, jun., from the managers eration. And all person or persons who have derived

treasury of Georgia any moneys deposited as a considappointed the twenty-third instant, on the part of this House, to attend a conference with the Sen- tee, grantees, or other persons, so situated as above, shall

a title to any part of the said territory, from any granate, on the subject-matter of the amendments de- equally be excluded from any compensation whatever : pending between the two Houses to the bill, entitled "An act fixing the salaries of certain officers the Committee of the whole House to whom was

Ordered That the said motion be referred to therein mentioned," made a report thereon.

The House then proceeded to consider the said committed, on the second instant, a report of the report, together with the message this day receive committee appointed to inquire into the expedied from the Senate; and the same being twice ency of amending the several acts for the sale of read the question was taken, that the House do the public lands of the United States. agree to the resolution contained in the said report

Mr. Lucas, from the committee to whom was of the conferees appointed on the part of this committed, on the eighth instant, the bill sent from House, in the words following, to wit:

the Senate, entitled "An act to divide the Indiana Resolved, That this House adhere to their disagree Territory into two separate Governments,” reportment to the first, second, third, and fourth amendments ed that the committee had had the said bill under proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act fix- consideration, and agreed to a report thereupon; ing the salaries of certain officers therein mentioned.” which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where

And resolved in the affirmative-yeas 71, nays the same was read, and, together with the bill, 22, as follows:

ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole YEAS—Willis Alston, jun., Nathaniel Alexander, House on Tuesday next. Simeon Baldwin, George Michael Bedinger, Silas Bet- Mr. John RANDOLPH, jun., from the Committee ton, Phanuel Bishop, William Blackledge, John Boyle, of Ways and Means, presented, according to order, Robert Brown, Joseph Bryan, William Butler, George a bill making appropriations for the support of the W. Campbell, Levi Casey, William Chamberlin, Mar- Navy of the United States, during the year one tin Chittenden, Clifton Claggett

, Joseph Clay, Jacob thousand eight hundred and four; which was read Crowninshield, Manasseh Cutler, John Davenport, John iwice and committed to a Committee of the whole Dennis, Thomas Dwight, John B. Earle, Peter Early, House on Monday next. John W. Eppes, William Eustis, James Gillespie, Andrew Gregg, Thomas Griffin, Gaylord Griswold, Roger was read the third time and passed.

An engrossed bill for the relief of John Coles Griswold, Josiah Hasbrouck, Seth Hastings, William Hoge, David Holmes, David Hough, Walter Jones, IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE PICKERING. William Kennedy, Nehemiah Knight, Michael Leib, Jo- The House resolved itself into a Committee of seph Lewis, jun., Thomas Lewis, Henry W. Livings- the Whole on the report of the committee, of the ton, John B. C. Lucas, Andrew McCord, William McCreery, Nahum Mitchell, Samuel L. Mitchill, Nicho-tieth of October last, to prepare and report articles

twenty-seventh instant, appointed on the twenlas R. Moore, Thomas Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, of impeachment against John Pickering, district Thomas Newton, jun., Gideon Olin, Thomas Plater, John Randolph, jun., John Rea of Pennsylvania, Tho-judge of the district of New Hampshire, who was mas Sammons, John Cotton Smith, Richard Stanford, impeached by this House, during ihe last session, Joseph Stanton, William Stedman, Samuel Tenney, of high crimes and misdemeanors. Samuel Thatcher, George Tibbits, Abram Trigg, John

Mr. Tenney called for the reading of several Trigg, Isaac Van Horne, Matthew Walton, Lemuel depositions; which, being read, Mr. T. said he had Williams, Marmaduke Williams, and Joseph Winston. called for their reading to show that Mr. Pick

Nays—David Bard, Thomas Claiborne, Richard ering had sustained a respectable character, and Cutts, James Elliot, William Findley, Edwin Gray, Ben- that his recent conduct had arisen from insanity. jamin Huger, Matthew Lyon, Beriah Palmer, John Pat- For this reason, he thought the articles of impeachterson, Samuel D. Purviance, John Rhea of Tennessee, ment should not be agreed to by the House. Erastus Root, Thomas Sandford, John Smilie, John, Mr. Nicholson replied, that, at the last session, Smith of New York, Killian K. Van Rensselaer, Joseph the House had determined that they would imB. Varnum, Daniel C. Verplanck, John Whitehill, peach John Pickering: It became therefore their Richard Winn, and Thomas Wynns.

duty at this time to furnish the Senate with the

articles. Whether John Pickering was insane or Friday, December 30.

not, it was not for him to decide; but he was clearly Three other members, to wit: Ebenezer El- of the opinion that the insanity stated by the genMER, JOHN Sloan, and HENRY SOUTHard, from tleman from New Hampshire proceeded from con

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stant and habitual intoxication. This informa- bill for reprinting the laws of the United States, tion he had obtained from the most respectable and for the more extensive distribution of the same;

After the last session, Mr. N. said, when which was read, and committed to a Committee he perceived the charges inade in some public of the whole House on Thursday next. prints against the House of Representatives for impeaching a man laboring under insanity, he had IMPEACHMENT OF JUDGE PICKERING. made it his business to inquire into this fact; in The enrolled articles of impeachment against consequence of which, he had received informa- John Pickering were read and signed by the tion by letter from several respectable men in New Speaker. Hampshire, stating that the Judge was under the The House proceeded to elect by ballot eleven influence of habitual intoxication. It was also

managers. Mr. Nicholson and Mr. R. GRISstated, in the deposition of the marshal, that the word acted as tellers. One hundred and nine ballast time the Judge was on the bench, he went lots were given-fifty-five making a majority. directly from a grog-shop, and was in a state of For Mr. Nicholson, 104; for Mr. Early, 89; for intoxication.

Mr. Rodney, 81; for Mr. Eustis, 71; for Mr. R. The report was agreed to, without a division.

Griswold, 70; for Mr. J. Randolph, 70; for Mr. On motion of Mr. Nicholson, the articles were S. L. Mitchill, 61; for Mr. G. W. Campbell, 60; ordered to be enrolled, in correspondence with the for Mr. Blackledge, 57; for Mr. Boyle, 46; for practice of the House.

Mr. J. Clay, 37; for Mr. Newton, 35; for Mr. Also, on motion of Mr. Nicholson,

Varnum, 30; for Mr. Elliot, 25; for Mr. Holland, Ordered, That eleven managers be appointed 21; for Mr. Smilie, 19; for Mr. Huger, 14; for on the part of this House.

Mr. Thatcher, 13—with other scattered votes. Or Mr. Jackson moved that the managers should which gentlemen, the first nine, having a majorbe appointed by the Speaker.

ity, were declared to be elected. The motion was supported by Messrs. Smilie, The House then proceeded to ballot for the two Findley, ard Thatcher; and opposed by Messrs

. remaining managers—Mr. R. Griswold and Mr. DENNIS, Mirchill, and Gregg. It was negatived. J. RANDOLPH acting as tellers. Eighty-eight votes

It was then moved that the appointment should were given-forty-five constituting a majority. be made by ballot.

For Mr. Boyle, 72; for Mr. J. Clay, 59; for Mr. This motion was supported by Messrs. R. Gris. Varnum, 12; for Mr. Newton, 12; for Mr. ElliWOLD, S. L. MITCHILL, Gregg, Elliot, Holland, 100, 7—with other scattered votes. The two first, G. W. Campbell, Dennis, Skinner, Bedinger, having a majority, were declared to be elected. and SANDFORD; and opposed by Messrs. SMILIE, Mr. Griswold begged to be excused from servNicholson, and Alston, who advocated an ap- ing as a manager, and stated as a reason that he pointment by votes given viva voce.

was already on several committees; and he was The question being put, it was, without a divi-excused accordingly. sion, resolved that ihe appointment should be by

The House then proceeded to a third ballot. ballot. The first ballot was postponed till Mon- Seventy-nine votes were given-forty constitutday.

ing a majority.

For Mr. Newton, 26; for Mr. Elliot, 19; for Monday, January 2, 1804.

Mr. Varnum, 19; for Mr. Thatcher, 12; for Mr.

Dana, 2; for Mr. Findley, 1. No choice. Two other members, to wit: Adam Boyd and James Mort, from New Jersey, appeared, pro- Eighty ballots were given-forty-one constituting

The House then proceeded to a fourth ballot. duced their credentials, were qualified, and took a majority. their seats in the House.

For Mr. Newton, 49; for Mr. Elliot, 14; for A memorial and petition of William Henry Mr. Mott, 14. Mr. Newton, having a majority, Harrison, Governor of Indiana Territory of the was declared to be elected. United States, was presented to the House and

[In the above ballots, several votes given for read, stating that much inconvenience has arisen, Messrs. Randolph, Mitchill

, Campbell, and Clay, and does daily arise, to the citizens, from the want

were not counted, owing to there being other genof money in the Territorial treasury to answer the | tlemen of similar names in the House.] exigencies of the Government; and praying that The eleven managers elected are, therefore, as a law may pass authorizing the requiring of the follows: Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Early. Mr. Rodney, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, or other persons Mr. J. Randolph. Mr. Eustis

, Mr. S. L. Mitchill, employed to issue licenses to Indian traders within Mr. G. W. Campbell, Mr. Blackledge, Mr. Boyle, the Indiana Territory, to receive for each license Mr. J. Clay, and Mr. Newton. issued such a sum, for the use of the said Terri

A motion was made and seconded that the House tory, as in the wisdom of Congress may be deemed do now adjourn; and, on the question thereupon, reasonable and proper.

it was resolved in the affirmative-yeas 53, nays 29, Ordered, That the said memorial and petition

as follows: be referred to Mr. Eppes, Mr. Elmer, and Mr. YEAS—Nathaniel Alexander, George M. Bedinger, LIVINGSTON, with leave to report thereon by bill, Silas Betton, William Blackledge, Adam Boyd, John or bills, or otherwise.

Boyle, Robert Brown, Joseph Bryan, William ChamMr. S. L. Mirchill, from the committee ap- berlin, Martin Chittenden, Joseph Clay, John Clopton, pointed on the twenty-sixth ultimo, presented a Samuel W. Dana, John Davenport, Thomas Dwight,

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