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Commissioner of Loans.
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tee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred,
WEDNESDAY, December 14. on the eighth instant, the memorial of sundry su- Two memorials of the Mayor, Recorder, Algar refiners, citizens of and residents in the State dermen, and Common Council, and of sundry of Pennsylvania, made a report thereon; which citizens of Georgetown, in the District of Columwas read and ordered to be referred to a Commit- bia, were presented to the House and read, retee of the whole House to-morrow.
spectively submitting certain propositions to the On motion, it was
consideration of Congress, by way of amendments Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representa- to the existing law for incorporating the said tives of the United States of America, in Congress as- town, which they pray may be adopted, for the sembled, That the President of the United States be convenience and benefit of the inhabitants thererequested to transmit to the Executives of the several of.-Referred. States copies of the article of amendment proposed by Congress to be added to the Constitution of the United
COMMISSIONER OF LOANS. States respecting the election of President and Vice The House resumed the consideration of the President.
report of the Committee of Ways and Means of Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do car- the eighth instant, on a motion of the seventeenth ry the said resolution to the Senate, and desire ultimo, relative to the expedieney of discontinutheir concurrence.
ing the office of Commissioner of Loans in the The House proceeded to consider a motion of different States, and of transferring the duties of the second instant, in the words following, to wit: that officer to the Secretary of the Treasury," to Resolved, That the prayer of the petition of Stephen terday reported their disagreement; and the reso
which the Committee of the Whole House yesKingston is reasonable, and ought to be granted. And the said motion being twice read at the words following, to wit:
lution contained therein being twice read, in the Clerk's table, was disagreed to by the House. Mr. Findley, from the committee appointed on
Resolved, That it is inexpedient to discontinue the the twenty-second ultimo, to whom was referred office of Commissioner of Loans in the several States:" a petition of sundry inhabitants of Georgetown The question was taken that the House do conand its vicinity, in the District of Columbia, re- cur with the Committee of the whole House in ported a bill to incorporate the Directors of the their disagreement, and was determined in the Columbian Library Company; which was read affirmative-yeas 58, nays 55, as follows: twice, and committed to a Committee of the YEAS—Willis Alston, jun., Isaac Anderson, George whole House on Thursday next.
Michael Bedinger, Phanuel Bishop, John Boyle, RobOn motion, the House adjourned.
ert Brown, Joseph Bryan, William Butler, George W. Campbell, Levi Casey, Thomas Claiborne, John
Clopton, Frederick Conrad, William Dickson, John B. Tuesday, December 13.
Earle, James Elliot, William Findley, James Gillespie,
Andrew Gregg, Josiah Hasbrouck, William Hoge, Mr. Thomas, from the committee appointed on James Holland, David Holmes, John G. Jackson, the eighteenth of October last, who were directed Nehemiah Knight, Michael Leib, John B. C. Lucas, by a resolution of this House of the second ulti- Matthew Lyon, Andrew McCord, David Meriwether, mo, “ to inquire by what means the mail may be Thomas Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, Anthony New, conveyed with greater despatch than at present, Thomas Newton, jun., Gideon Olin, Beriah Palmer between the City of Washington and Natchez John Randolph, jun., John Rea of Pennsylvania, John and New Orleans," made a report thereon; which Rhea of Tennessee, Jacob Richards, Cæsar A. Rodney, was read, and ordered to be referred to a Com- Erastus Root, Thomas Sandford, John Smilie, Richmittee of the whole House on Thursday next. ard Stanford, Joseph Stanton, John Stewart, David
An engrossed bill for the relief of the officers of Thomas, Philip R. Thompson, Abram Trigg, Isaac Van Government, and other citizens, who suffered in Horne, Matthew Walton, John Whitehill, Marmaduke their property by the insurgents in the western Williams, Richard Winn, Joseph Winston, and Thos. counties of Pennsylvania, was read the third Wynns. time, and passed.
Nays-Nathaniel Alexander, Simeon Baldwin, DaThe House resolved itself into a Committee of vid Bard, Silas Betton, William Blackledge, William the Whole on the report of the Committee of Chamberlin, Martin Chittenden, Clifton Claggett, JoWays and Means, of the eighth instant, to whom seph Clay, Jacob Crowninshield, Manasseh Cutler, was referred, on the seventeeth ultimo, a motion Richard Cutts
, Samuel W. Dana, John Davenport, relative to "the expediency of discontinuing the John Dawson, John Dennis, Thomas Dwight, Peter office of Commissioner of Loans in the different Early, William Eustis, Calvin Goddard, Edwin Gray, States, and of transferring the duties of that officer Gaylord Griswold, Roger Griswold, Samuel Hammond,
John A. Hanna, Seth Hastings, Joseph Heister, Dato the Secretary of the Treasury," with the ac-vid Hough, Benjamin Huger, Samuel Hunt, Walter companying documents; and, alter some time Jones, William Kennedy, Joseph Lewis, jun., Thomas spent therein, the Committee rose and reported Lewis, Thomas Lowndes, William McCreery, Nahum to the House their disagreement to the resolution Mitchell
, Samuel L. Mitchill, Thomas Plater, Samuel contained in the said report.
D. Purviance, Ebenezer Seaver, Tompson J. Skinner, The House then proceeded to consider the said John Cotton Smith, John Smith of New York, William report at the Clerk's table; when, on motion, it Stedman, James Stephenson, Samuel Taggart, Benjaadjourned.
min Tallmadge, Samuel Tenney, Samuel Thatcher,
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Territory of Louisiana.
George Tibbits, Joseph B. Varnum, Daniel C. Ver- Ordered, That Mr. Rodney, Mr. Boyle, and planck, Peleg Wadsworth, and Lemuel Williams. Mr. Rhea, of Tennessee, be appointed a commitAnd on motion, the House adjourned.
tee, pursuant to the said resolution.
Mr. Eustis, from the commitiee to whom was
referred, on the fifth instant, a Message from the THURSDAY, December 15.
President of the United States, enclosing sundry A message from the Senate informed the House papers relative to the amicable adjustment of dit that the Senate have passed a bill entitled " Anferences between the United States and the Emact to authorize the sale of the frigate General peror of Morocco, made a report thereon; which Greene, and a further addition to the naval arma- was read, and ordered to be referred to a Comment of the United States;" to which they desire mittee of the whole House on Monday next. the concurrence of this House. The said bill was read twice, and committed to a Committee
Friday, December 16. of the whole House on Monday next. The House resolved itself into a Committee
A message was received from the Senate statof the Whole on the bill giving effect to the laws ing that they had passed the salary bill, with sunof the United States within the territories ceded dry amendments-also that they had resolved to to the United States by the treaty of the thirtieth postpone till the first Monday of September, the of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, the House of Representatives.
amendment to the Constitution sent to them by between the United States and the French Re
[This is the amendment, in lieu of which the public, and for other purposes; and, after some amendment agreed to by the two Houses was time spent therein, the Committee rose and re
passed.] ported progress. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Claims, presented a bill for the relief of Paul
Mr. John C. Smith, from the Committee of the whole House on the supplementary report Coulon; which was read twice and committed of the Committee of Claims, of the thirteenth to a Committee of the whole House on Wednes. instant, on the memorial of Paul Coulon, a French citizen; and, after some time spent there
TERRITORY OF LOUISIANA. in, the Committee reported a resolution there
The House went into Committee of the Whole upon; which was lwice read, and agreed to by the House, as follows:
on the bill giving effect to the laws of the United
States, in the territory ceded by France to the Resolved, That there be paid to Paul Coulon, as United States. Agent for the captors of the ship Betty Cathcart, and brig Aaron, prizes to the privateer La Bellone, out of for object the preservation of a port of entry in
The amendment of Mr. LATTIMORE, having any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropri- the Mississippi Territory, was again taken into ated, the sum of six thousand two hundred and fortyone dollars and forty-four cents, being the amount re
consideration. tained by the Treasury Department from the sales of
Mr. LATTIMORE moved that the Committee the ship Betty Cathcart, for duties on the cargo of the should rise, to allow further time for obtaining brig Aaron.
information. Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in,
This motion was supported by Messrs. LATTIpursuant to the said resolution; and that the J. CLAY and J. Randolph; and lost-yeas 48,
MORE and SandFORD; and opposed by Messrs. Committee of Claims do prepare and bring in the
50. On motion, it was
Messrs. LATTIMORE, GREGG, SANDFORD and Ordered, That the report of a select committee, and Messrs J. Randolph, S. L. Mirchill, J. Clay,
GRISWOLD, then spoke in favor of the amendment; made the second of March last, on a letter from Eustis, Macon, and Varnum against it. When William Henry Harrison, President of the Convention held at Vincennes, in the Indiana Terri- the question was taken on it and carried in the tory, declaring the consent of the people of that
negative-yeas 25. Territory to the suspension of the sixth article of
Mr. Lyon offered a motion to exempt from duty compact between the United States and the said goods exported from Louisiana, to the ports of the
United States, since the twenty-second day of people; also, on a memorial and petition of the
October last. inhabitants of the said Territory; be referred to Mr. Rodney, Mr. Boyle, and Mr. Rhea, of Ten
This motion was opposed by Messrs. J. RAxnessee; to examine and report their opinion there
DOLPH and J. Clay, and rejected without a
division. upon to the House. Resolved, That a committee be appointed to with several amendments, which the House im
The Committee then rose and reported the bill inquire into the expediency of vesting the powers mediately considered, and agreed to with other usually exercised by a court of equity, in the amendments, when the bill was ordered to a Judges of the United States within the Indiana third reading on Monday. and other Territories; and, also, to inquire into the expediency of allowing writs of error and appeals from the judgments and decisions of the said
Monday, December 19. Judges to the Supreme Court of the United A memorial of the House of Representatives of States.
the Mississippi Territory of the United States,
Louisiana Territory-Mail Routes. signed by William Dunbar, their Speaker pro Cutler, Samuel W. Dana, John Davenport, John Dentempore, and attested by Richard S. Wheatly, nis, Calvin Goddard, David Hough, Matthew Lyon, their Clerk, was presented to the House and read, Jeremiah Morrow, Gideon Olin, Thomas Plater, and stating certain disadvantages to which the inhabit-George Tibbits. ants of the settlement on the Tombigbee and Ala- The House proceeded to consider the amendbama rivers have been and are now subjected, ments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled in consequence of their remote situation from the "An aci fixing the salaries of certain officers therein other inhabited parts of the said Territory; and mentioned :" Whereupon, praying that a line of separation may be drawn Ordered, That the said amendments, together between the settlements on the Mississippi river, with the bill, be committed to a Committee of the and those of Washington district, or that judges. whole House to-morrow. learned in the law, may be appointed to reside within the said district, for the benefit and conve
MAIL ROUTES. nience of the inhabitants thereof.
The House went into a Committee of the Whole Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to on the following report of the Post Office Comthe committee appointed, on the twenty-fifth ulti-mittee: timo, on the petition and memorial of sundry in- The Committee on the subject of the Post Office and habitants of the District of Washington, situate Post Roads, to whom was referred a resolution of the on the Mobile, Tombigbee, and Alabama rivers, 21 ultimo, directing them to inquire by what means the in the said Mississippi Territory; to examine and mail may be conveyed with greater security and disreport their opinion thereupon to the House. patch than at present, between the City of Washing
ton and Natchez and New Orleans, report, TERRITORY OF LOUISIANA.
That the late cession of Louisiana by France to the An engrossed bill giving effect to the laws of United States renders it an object of primary importthe United States within the territories ceded ance to have the nearest and most expeditious mode of to the United States by the treaty of the thirtieth communication established between the City of Washof April, one housand eight hundred and three, ington and the city of New Orleans, the capital of that between the United States and the French Re- province; not only for the convenience of Government, public, and for other purposes, was read the third but to accommodate the citizens of the several commertime: Whereupon a motion was made, and the cial towns in the Union. question being put, that the said bill be recommit
That at present the mail is conveyed on a circuitous ted to the consideration of a Committee of the route from this place to Knoxville and Nashville in whole House, it passed in the negative. And then Tennessee, and from thence through the wilderness the main question being taken that the said bill do by Natchez to New Orleans, a distance of more than
1500 miles. pass, it was resolved in the affirmative-yeas 88, That, by establishing a post route as nigh on a direct nays 13, as follows:
line between those two cities, as the Blue Ridge and YEAS—Willis Alston, junior, Nathaniel Alexander, Alleghany Mountains will admit of, will not only lessen Isaac Anderson, David Bard, George Michael Bedinger, the distance about 500 miles; but as this route will pass William Blackledge, John Boyle, Robert Brown, Jo- almost the whole way through a country inhabited, seph Bryan, William Butler, George W. Campbell, either by citizens of the United States or friendly InJohn Campbell, Levi Casey, Martin Chittenden, Clif- dians, the mail will be more secure, and the persons emton Claggett, Thomas Claiborne, Joseph Clay, John ployed in transporting it better furnished with the Clopton, Frederick Corrad, Jacob Crowninshield, John means of subsistence. Dawson, William Dickson, John B. Earle, Peter Early,
The committee fatter themselves that the views of James Elliot, William Findley, James Gillespie, Edwin the General Government, in effecting this important Gray, Andrew Gregg, Thomas Griffin, Samuel Ham- object, will be seconded by the governments and citimond, John A. Hanna, Josiah Hasbrouck, Seth Hast- zens of those States through which this road will pass, ing, Joseph Heister, William Hoge, James Holland, by laying out, straitening, and improving the same, David Holmes, Benjamin Huger, Samuel Hunt, John
as soon as the most proper course shall be sufficiently G. Jackson, Walter Jones, William Kennedy, Nehe- ascertained; but as this has not heretofore been used miah Knight, Michael Leib, Joseph Lewis, junior, for conveying the mail between those places, they preHenry W. Livingston, John B. C. Lucas, Andrew Mc-sume that the best route will be better known after it Cord, William McCreery, David Meriwether, Nahum has been used for this purpose, than it can be at presMitchell, Samuel L. Mitchill, Nicholas R. Moore, ent; and with this view of the subject, they deem it Thomas Moore, Anthony New, Thomas Newton, jun., improper at this time to designate intermediate points; John Patterson, Samuel D. Purviance, John Randolph, they are, therefore, of opinionjun., John Rea of Pennsylvania, John Rhea of Tennes. That a post road ought to be established from the see, Erastus Root, Thomas Sammons, Thomas Sand- City of Washington, on the most direct and convenient ford, Ebenezer Seaver, Tompson J. Skinner, John Smilie, route to the Tombigbee settlement in the Mississippi John Smith of New York, Richard Stanford, Joseph Territory, and from thence to New Orleans. Stanton, James Stephenson, John Stewart, Samuel And further, that a post road ought also to be estabTenney, Samuel Thatcher, David Thomas, Philip R. lished from the said Tombigbee settlement to the Thompson, Abram Trigg, John Trigg, Isaac Van Horne, Natchez. This road will not only afford the inhabitJoseph B. Varnum, Daniel C. Verplanck, Peleg Wads- ants of that place a direct mode of communication with worth, John Whitehill, Marmaduke Williams, Richard the seat of the Territorial Government, who at present Winn, Joseph Winston, and Thomas Wynns.
are destitute of any, but will shorten the distance beYeas—Simeon Baldwin, Silas Betton, Manasseh | tween this city and Natchez nearly three hundred
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miles. And for the consideration of the House, the Mr. ClaiboRNE moved a resolution for the apcommittee submit the following resolution
pointment of a committee to inquire whether any, Resolved, That a post road ought to be established and, if any, what description of claims against the from the City of Washington, on the most direct and United States are bound by statutes of limitation, convenient route, to pass through or near the Tuckaba- which in reason and justice ought to be provided chee settlement to the Tombigbee settlement in the for by law, with leave to report by bill or otherwise. Mississippi Territory, and from thence to New Orleans;
Ordered to lie on the table. and also from the said Tombigbee settlement to Natchez.
Mr. Samuel L. Mirchill, from the Committee Mr. Stanford moved the insertion of the fol- of Commerce and Manufactures, who were directlowing words:
ed by a resolution of this House of the ninth ul“And Carter's Ferry on James river, Cole's Ferry on timo, " to inquire and report by bill, or otherwise, Stanton, Dansville on Dan river, in Virginia ; Salisbury, whether a drawback of duties ought not to be alBeatty's Ford, on Catawba, in North Carolina; Spar- lowed on sugar refined in the United States, and tanburg, Greenville Courthouse, and Pendleton Court-exported to foreign ports or places,” made a report house, in South Carolina ; and Jackson Courthouse, in thereon. Georgia :"
Ordered to lie on the table. His object being to designate the intermediate points of the route between the seat of Govern
ZACHARIAH COX. ment and New Orleans and Natchez,
Mr. Early called for the order of the day on This motion was supported by Messrs. STAN-the report of the Committee of the Whole on the FORD, J. RANDOLPH, EARLY, EARLE, and Macon, petition of Zachariah Cox. on the principle that it was proper ihat Congress The House took up the report. which is, that the should designate the route, and on the ground that prayer of the petitioner cannot be granted. the route coutemplated by the amendment would Mr. Early hoped the report would be disagreed be the filtest.
to, in which case he would move the following On the other hand, the motion was opposed by resolution: Messrs. THOMAS, SMILIE, HOLLAND, CLAIBORNE, Resolved, Although the arrest and confinement of S. L. Mirchill, and G. W. CAMPBELL, on the Zachariah Cox, by Winthrop Sargent, Esq. appears to ground that a discretionary power should be re- have been illegal and oppressive, yet that the circumposed in the Postmaster General to designate stances are not such as to justify the interposition of the route; and on the ground that, if Congress this House. should undertake to designate the route, the one Messrs. R. Griswold and Smilie opposed the fixed by the amendment was not an eligible one. adoption of this motion, on the ground that it in
Mr. Dennis declared himself in favor of the volved a decision on the character of a public offiHouse exercising the power of designating the cer on ex-parte evidence; that if Governor Sarroute, but was not sufficiently informed to vote gent had abused his power, he was a fit subject on any particular line.
of impeachment, and that ihis would be the beMr. R. Griswold moved that the Committee coming course to pursue; and that inasın uch as of the Whole should rise and ask leave to sit again, he might be brought before a court of justice, it with the view that leave should be refused, and was highly im proper and unjust to impose a stig. the report recommitted to the Post Office Com-ma on his character, which might operate injumittee, in order to obtain from them a detailed riously to the course of justice. report, that would furnish the House with satis- Messrs. Early and J. RANDOLPH advocated the factory information.
adoption of the motion, on the ground that Gov. This motion was supported by Mr. Gregg, and ernor Sargent appeared, from documents which opposed by Mr. Thomas, and carried-yeas 70. he had himself transmitied to the Department of
The House then refused leave to the Commit- Sta:e, to have made an illegal and oppressive artee of the Whole to sit again-yeas 19, and re- rest and confinement of the petitioner, for which committed the report to the Post Office Committee. act he was, in their opinion, impeachable; but in
asmuch as the power of impeachment was a high Tuesday, December 20.
and solemn one, which ought not to be cheapened Mr. Alston presented a memorial from sundry by an application to trifling cases; and inasinuch inhabitants of ihe Indiana Territory, praying a as it was the general opinion of the House that repeal of the sixth article of the ordinance estab- this was a case that did not merit such interposilishing the Indiana Territory, which prohibits sla- tion, it became proper, at the same time, to avoid very in said Territory.
a decision, that mighi appear, in a side way, to Mr. Varnum objected to the reference of the exculpate Governor Sargent, which might be conmemorial on the ground that its prayer was both sidered as the effect of confirming the report, that unconstitutional and unjust.
of the petitioner cannot be granted. Mr. Alston replied that this remark might be On concurring in the report of the committee, an argument against agreeing to the prayer of the viz: that the prayer of the petitioner cannot be memorial, but would not apply against making the granted, the House divided—yeas 54, nays 26. reference, especially as the same subject was al- This decision of course superseded the motion ready referred to a committee on another petition. contemplated to be made by Mr. Early, in case the
Thereference to a committee was carried-yeas report of the committee should have been disa48, nays 34.
Salaries of certuin Officers.
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SALARIES OF OFFICERS.
the Whole on the bill for the relief of Paul CouThe House went into Committee of the Whole lon. The bill was reported without amendment, on the amendments of the Senate to the salary bill. and ordered to be engrossed and read the third These amendments were :
time to-morrow. 1. To strike out these words, “as establishcd by. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury the act passed the second of March 1799, and no be directed to report to this House an account of other."
the money received for the support of sick and 2. To increase the salary of the Postmaster disabled seamen; designating particularly the General from $3,000 to $4,000.
sums collected and expended at each port. 3. To increase the salary of the Assistant Post
On motion of Mr. Claiborne, it was master General from $1,700 to $2,000.
Resolved, That a committee be appointed to in4. To insert a new section, prohibiting the al- quire whether any, and, if any, what description lowance of any extra compensation, from contin- of claims against the United States are barred by gent funds, to officers compensated by fixed sal- the statutes of limitation, which, in reason and aries.
justice, ought to be provided for by law; and that The Committee disagreed to the three first ihey have leave to report by bill or otherwise. amendments, and agreed to the last.
Ordered, That Mr. CLAIBORNE, Mr. TENNEY, The House immediately took up the report of Mr. Varnum. Mr. Stanton, Mr. TallMadGE, the Committee, and concurred in it.
Mr. CHITTENDEN, Mr. PATTERSON, Mr. Smilie, On a concurrence with the Committee on their Mr. Nicholson, Mr. SANDFORD, Mr. Winston, agreement, to the last amendment, the yeas and Mr. Dickson, Mr. Casey, Mr. MERIWETHER, Mr. nays were taken-yeas 56, nays 42, as follows: MORROW, Mr. LaTTIMORE, and Mr. Gray, be ap
YEAS—Willis Alston, jr., Simeon Baldwin, David pointed a committee pursuant to the said resoBard, George Michael Bedinger, Phanuel Bishop, John lution. Boyle, Robert Brown, Joseph Bryan, William Butler,
On motion, it was George W. Campbell, Levi Casey, William Chamber- Ordered, That Mr. Purviance and Mr. VERlin, Martin Chitienden, William Findley, James Gil- PLANCK be added to the committee appointed, on lespie, Edwin Gray, Andrew Gregg, Josiah Hasbrouck, the eighteenth of October last,“ to inquire, and William Hoge, James Holland, David Holmes, Walter report, by bill or otherwise, whether any further Jones, William Kennedy, Nehemiah Knight, Henry provisions are necessary for the more effectual W. Livingston, John B. C. Lucas, Andrew McCord, protection of American seamen." William McCreery, David Meriwether, Samuel L. Mit- On motion, it was chill, Nicholas R. Moore, Jeremiah Morrow, Anthony New, Thomas Newton, jr., Gideon Olin, John Patter- inquire and report whether any further provisions
Resolved, That the committee appointed to son, John Randolph, jr., John Rea of Pennsylvania, are necessary for the more effectual protection of Thomas Sandford, Ebenezer Seaver, John Smilie, John American seamen," do inquire into the expediSmith of New York, Richard Stanford, Joseph Stanton, John Stewart, Benjamin Tallmadge, David Thomas, ency of granting protections to such American John Trigg, Isaac Van Horne, Joseph B. Varnum, Dan- seamen, citizens of the United States, as are free iel C. Verplanck, John Whitehill
, Marmaduke Williams, persons of color; and that they report by bill or Richard Winn, Joseph Winston, and Thomas Wynns.
oiherwise. Nays-Nathaniel Alexander, Silas Betton, John
Mr. Dennis observed that he was one of those Campbell, Thomas Claiborne, Joseph Clay, John Clop- who had long been of the opinion that the existton, Jacob Crowninshield, John Davenport, John Daw- ing duties paid on certain imported articles ought son, John Dennis, William Dickson, 'l'homas Dwight, to be either taken off or reduced. He considered John B. Earle, Peter Early, James Elliot, Calvin God- the situation of the country such as would now dard, Thomas Griffin, Gaylord Griswold, Roger Gris- justify a reduction. He, therefore, moved a resowold, Samuel Hammond, Seth Hastings, David Hough, lution, declaring it expedient to reduce the duty Benjamin Huger, Samuel Hunt, Michael Leib, Joseph on brown sugar to one cent per pound, and enLewis, jun., Thomas Lowndes, Matthew Lyon, Nahum joining it on the Committee of Ways and Means Mitchell
, Thoinas Moore, Thomas Plater, John Rhea io bring in a bill for that purpose. of Tennessee, Tompson J. Skinner, John C. Smith,
Ordered, To lie on the table. William Stedman, James Stephenson, Samuel Taggart, The House went into a Committee of the Samuel Tenney, Samuel Thatcher, George Tibbits, Whole on the bill to incorporate the Directors of Abram Trigg, and Lemuel Williams.
the Columbian Library Company.
Mr. J. Clay moved an amendment to limit the WEDNESDAY, December 21.
term of incorporation to fourteen years. Motion The report received yesterday, from the Com- lost-ayes 25. mittee of Commerce and Manufactures, who were After making a few verbal amendments, the directed by a resolution of this House of the 5th Committee rose and reported the bill, and the ultimo," to inquire and report, by bill or other- House ordered it to be engrossed for a third readwise, whether a drawback of duties ought not to ing to-morrow. be allowed on sugar refined in the United States Mr. STANFORD moved an instruction to the and exported to foreign ports or places," was read, Post Office Committee, to inquire into the most and ordered to be referred to a Committee of the convenient route, designating the same, for the whole House on Monday next.
mail from Washington to New Orleans. The House resolved itself into a Committee of Agreed to without a division.