Annals of the Congress of the United States Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 Excerpt: ...17. A petition from Leonard Harbough was presented to the House, and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him for a term of years, to make, use, and vend three machines, which he has invented for threshing and reaping grain, and for deepening docks, and which are calculated to facilitate labor, and aid the two great objects of agriculture and commerce. Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Ebenezer Hazard, Postmaster-General of the United States, submitting the propriety of some immediate provision, by law, for the arrangement of that Department, which was read, and ordered to be referred to Messrs. BoupiNot, Goodhue, and Lee; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House. A bill for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to the Committee of the whole House on Tuesday next. A bill to provide for the government of the Territory northwest of the river Ohio, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, on the bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots; and after some time jspent therein, The Chairman reported that the committee Compensation to the President, fyc. Monday, July 20, A message from the Senate informed the House, that they had passed the bill for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs, with several amendments, to which ..