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On motion of Mr. Troup,

Resolved, That the Committee on Post-offices and Post-roads, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of re-establishing, by law, the post-road from Saundersville, in Georgia, by Louisville to Savannah. O: motion of Mr. Bacon,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to lay before this House, a list of the names of persons who have invented any new or useful art, machine, manufacture or composition of matter, or any improvement thereon, and to whom patents have issued for the same, from that office, subsequent to the twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and five, with the dates and general objects of such patents.

Resolved, That the Committee of Ways and Means, be instructed to prepare and bring in a bill establishing a suitable annual salary for the additional assistant post-master general, authorized by the act regulating the post office establishment, passed at the last session of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the state of the union; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Macon reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the union under consideration, and came to no resolution thereon.

On motion of Mr. Fisk,

Resolved, That the Committee on Post-offices and Post-roads, be directed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a post road from Litchfield, in the state of Connecticut, to Fishkill Landing, in the state of New-York, and of discontinuing the post road from Danbury, in the state of Connecticut, to Fishkill Landing, in the state of New-York.

On motion of Mr. Morrow,

Ordered, That the petitions of John M'Intire, of Ohio, presented the twenty-eighth of December, one

thousand eight hundred and eight; of John Armstrong, attorney in fact for the heirs of Richard M'Carty, deceased, presented on the first of June, one thousand eight hundred and nine, and the representatives of a general committee chosen by the people of Upper Louisiana, presented on the third of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten, be referred to the Committee on the Public Lands.

On motion of Mr. Seybert,

Ordered, That the petition of the sugar refiners in Philadelphia, presented on the thirtieth of May, one thousand eight hundred and nine, be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

On motion of Mr. McKim,

Ordered, That the petition of the sugar refiners in Baltimore, presented on the second of June, one thousand eight hundred and nine, be referred to the same committee.

On motion of Mr. Ely,

Ordered, That when the House adjourns, it will adjourn until Monday next.

On motion of Mr. Fisk,

Resolved, That the apportionment of representatives amongst the several states, according to the third enumeration of the people, ought to be in the ratio of one representative for every thousand persons in each state, and that a committee be appointed to bring in a bill accordingly.

And a committee was appointed of Mr. Fisk, Mr. Moseley, Mr. Moore, (of South Carolina) Mr. Quincey, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Bard and Mr. Miller.

The House then adjourned until Monday morning, eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, December 10, 1810.

Several other members, to wit: From Massachusetts, Gideon Gardner; from New York, Gurdon S. Mumford; from Pennsylvania, John Porter; from

Virginia, John Love and Daniel Sheffey; and from North-Carolina, Lemuel Sawyer, appeared and took their seats.

The Speaker laid before the House a certificate of the election of William T. Barry, elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Benja. min Howard, of Kentucky, which was referred to the Committee of Elections.

Mr. Lewis presented a petition of the president and directors of the bank of Potomac, in Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, praying for an act of incorporation to take effect from the third of March next, which was read and referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Seybert presented a petition of Matthias Armbriester, of Philadelphia, praying compensation for services rendered as a soldier in the revolutionary

war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims.

On motion of Mr. Bassett,

Ordered, That the petition of Presley Thornton, presented the twenty-sixth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, be referred to the same Committee.

On motion of Mr. Johnson,

Ordered, That the petition of Richard Taylor, of Kentucky, presented the twenty-seventh of May, one thousand eight hundred and nine, be referred to the same Committee.

Mr. Dawson presented a petition of Edmund Brooke, of the state of Virginia, praying that his account for pay, depreciation of pay, commutation and bounty land, for services as a lieutenant in the revolutionary war, may be now liquidated and allowed.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Morrow presented a petition of sundry inhabitants of Mount Pleasant, in the state of Ohio, praying

that a post route may be established from Warrenton to that place.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads.

On motion of Mr. Davenport,

Resolved, That two Chaplains of different denomi nations be appointed to Congress for the present session, one by each House, who shall interchange weekly.

Ordered, That this House will, to-morrow at twelve o'clock, proceed to the choice of a chaplain on their part.

The House, according to order, again resolved itself into a committee of the whole House on the state of the union; and after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Macon reported, that the committee had, according to order, again had the state of the union under consideration and come to several resolutions thereon, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read, and are as follows:

1. Resolved, That that part of the President's message on the subject of our foreign relations, be referred to a select committee.

2. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to that part of West Florida acquired by the cession of Louisiana, be referred to a select committee.

3. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the encouragemet of American manufactures and navigation, be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

4. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the establishment of a national university, be referred to a select committee.

5. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the violation of laws interdicting the slave trade, be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

6. Resolved, That that part of the President's message relating to the land forces and fortifications, be referred to a select committee.

7. Resolved, That that part of the President's message in regard to the militia, be referred to a select committee.

8. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the corps of engineers, and the military academy, be referred to a select committee.

9. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the navy, be referred to a select committee.

10. Resolved, That so much of the President's message as relates to the defects which may be found to exist in the provisions of the act concerning the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolutions, and the same being again read, were, upon the question severally put thereon, agreed to by the House.

Mr. Eppes, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Fisk, Mr. Montgo. mery, Mr. Seaver, Mr. Chittenden and Mr. Desha, were appointed a committee pursuant to the first resolution.

Mr. Wright, Mr. Sage, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Lewis, Mr. M'Bryde, and Mr. Rhea, (of Ten.) were appointed a committee pursuant to the second resolution.

Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Burwell, Mr. Macon, Mr. J. Porter, Mr. Pitkin, Mr. Wheaton and Mr. Ringgold, were appointed a committee pursuant to the fourth resolution.

Mr. Dawson, Mr. Helms, Mr. Cobb, Mr. Rea, (Pen.) Mr. Champion, Mr. Livingston and Mr. Hubbard, were appointed a committee pursuant to the sixth resolution.

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