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sideration of the arguments of that gentleman, allow me provements, as the present; and are we to be told we to remark that we have been required to act upon this have no use for the money in the public Treasury? subject rather in the dark; that we have had no official I readily agree that it is better that these importing information as to the extent of the relief asked. We merchants, who are engaged actively in enterprising have to rely on the verbal information of the friends of commerce that adds to the wealth of the nation, should this measure, who, I suppose, have it from those who hold this money, which belongs in common to them and are asking relief, and who, it is to be presumed, would the rest of their fellow citizens, without interest, than feel no interest in magnifying the amount upon which that the deposite banks, in whose vaults it is to be they ask indulgence without interest, and who, because placed, should be allowed to fatten and grow rich on of their interest, would be held in all legal tribunals as the interest paid them by the people, for the most gra. incompetent witnesses. Taking, then, the account of cious privilege of using their own money. But I am the friends of the bill as correct, the first section of it not willing to stake the fate of this bill on this issue. It embraces bonds for about $700,000, and the second sec- is not the true issue. I, for one, sir, intend to legis. tion about $3,000,000. Predicating my calculation late upon this and every other subject calculated to afupon this information, I find interest on those bonds, at fect our finances, with just as strict an eye to economy the rate of six per cent. per annum, renewable annually as though I knew this Congress intended to obey the from the time they respectively fall due up to the pe voice of the people in their demand for an equal dis. riod to which it is proposed to extend the credits, tribution of the surplus revenue among the States. I amounts to something upwards of $318,740; an amount am not yet prepared to anticipate a failure of this most greater than is required to pay the two hundred and important measure. forty three members of this House for one hundred and Government is a moral person, possessing, in refersixty days, and sufficiently large, especially when taken ence to its property, all the natural, moral, and legal into consideration in connexion with the importance rights of a private individual; every citizen constitutes of the principle involved, to induce this House to ex. a component part thereof, and his right in every thing amine well into the subject, and weigh well the proba that belongs to the Government, whether it be in the ble effect and consequence of such a precedent upon public lands or bonds upon importers, or in whatever the future legislation of this House.

the right of property can exist, though small in point of We, Mr. Chairman, I am fully apprized, are most del size, yet bears the same proportion to the entire thing icately and peculiarly situated in reference to this as well which one bears to the number of citizens in this Gof. as all other claims that come before us; we occupy the ernment, and is just as perfect and unquestionable as attitudes both of party and judge; and, whilst we should though the right to the entire thing was vested in him; be careful not to let self-interest bias us on the one side, and the same policy which is observed in the fiscal conwe should not be less careful to see that we are not cerns of a wise, prudent, humane, and just private indriven into error on the other hand from too great an dividual, should control and regulate the financial opeapprehension of doing injustice to the applicants. But, rations of every Government, where the interest and sir, let us now proceed to consider, in detail, the argu- happiness of the great mass of the people are the para. ments of the friends of this measure. The honorable mount considerations. Hence, we should adopt the member from Massachusetts, as has been remarked, same process of analysis, the same rules of investigation, having covered all the grounds taken in support of this in arriving at the relative rights of the Government, and bill, I will confine myself particularly to his remarks. such of its citizens as are embraced by the provisions

The first ground taken by him is, that the Govern. of this bill, as though it were a matter between two inment has such an amount of surplus revenue now in its dividuals.

Treasury, that it would have no use for the money if His second ground is, that it is the interest of the the bonds were collected, and that it would be suffered Government, acting as a prudent creditor, to extend the to lie in the deposite banks without interest. Is it true, proposed credit, in order the better to secure the col. Mr. Chairman, that this Government has no use for lection of her debts. The Government holds the bonds money at this time? Is it true that the different States of its citizens for duties; and when they fall due it has in this Union have already done for themselves all that a right to expect payment, without some sufficient can be done, in the way of promoting tbe interest and cause against it. The merchant, in the present inhappiness of their citizens, and that they are now reclining stance, says to his Government, you hold my bond, due at their ease in consequence of having nothing to do on such a day, for such an amount, for duties; from an calculated to advance the public good! I humbly con unexpected misfortune, I am in some degree crippled ceive not. Look abroad in the land, and what do we in my commercial operations, and it will be your interest see? Within the last year or two, the public spirit of to indulge me for four years after my bonds become due, our fellow-citizens seems to have received a new im without interest, in order that your debt may be the pulse in almost every quarter of this vast republic. A better secured. Ought not the Government to act as any new era seems to be bursting on us. The people are other prudent creditor, and say to its debtor, you must aroused to their own best interest. We see the differ. give me some evidence, in addition to your own suggesent States, situated on the different extremes of this tion, that it is my interest thus to act? Would not any vast Union, contemplating and moving in the work of prudent private creditor require other proof than the connecting themselves with each other by inland com statement of bis debtor, before he would thus prolong munication that literally conquers space. We see the for four years the time of the payment of his debt, and Legislatures of the different States providing for works that, too, without interest? Being, then, altogether of internal improvement upon a scale that is truly wor- without proof that it is its interest to extend this credit, thy of a free people. They are not contracting loans | I think the Government on this account alone ought not of thousands and tens of thousands for the accomplish- to do it. ment of this, that, or the other, little local improve I will conclude my remarks upon this branch of the ment, but of tens of millions, for objects embracing subject by asking whether it is supposed, by any friend the improvement of the whole extent of their territory of this bill, that one of those importers would agree to Never, in the history of this Government, was there extend a credit of four years, without interest, for the such a spirit of enterprise abroad. Never was there a price of a quantity of goods purchased of bim in New time when there was such a demand for money on the York by a merchant from Louisville or Cincinnati, and part of the different States, for their respective im. I lost by the purchaser in descending the river, or by fire

INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.

Abolition of slavery; (see Slavery.)

Colonization Society; a petition from citizens of Ken-
Adjournment, resolution for fixing the day of, taken up,

tucky, recommending the society to the favor-
962; adopted, 981.

able notice of Congress, 1901.
day of adjournment fixed for the 4th of July, 1780. Columbia, District of, a bill for the relief of the several
Alabama; a bill for the better organization of the dis-

cities, 466, 964; taken up, 1449; passed, 1453.
trict court of that State, 13.

Documentary History of; a resolution authorizing
pre-emption rights; a report on the memorial of the

the Secretary of the Senate to collect and pub-
Legislature of that State, 721.

lish such a work, 498; referred.
and Mississippi five per cent. fund; a bill to carry

resolution to authorize the commissioner to rent
into effect the compacts of, 1458; passed.

out the public grounds, &c., 1154.
resolution authorizing the President to cause Committees, standing; the Senate proceeded to their
rations to be issued to supply sufferers from

election by ballot, 11.
Indian hostilities, 1537; laid on the table, 1593. Congress; a resolution proposing that the Judiciary Com-
Alexandria; memorial on the financial condition of that

mittee inquire into the expediency of fixing, by
town, 46.

law, the commencement and close of every ses-
Appropriation bill for the civil and diplomatic expenses

sion of Congress, 42; agreed to, 45.
of the Government for the year 1836; read a bill to appoint a day for the annual meeting of
twice, and referred, 1249; taken up, 1399;

Congress, 1649; passed.
passed.

above bill returned, vetoed by the President, as
Appropriations for the navy for 1836, 1278; taken up,

conflicting with the constitution, 1757.
1296; passed.

the subject taken up, 1859, 1878; bill rejected.
Appropriations for the army for 1836, 1413; read three a bill to fix a day for the annual meeting of Con-
times, and passed.

gress, 1880; indefinitely postponed, 1908.
Indian department, 1458; passed, 1739.

Constitution; a resolution to amend it, so as to provide
to carry into effect certain Indian treaties, 1928;

for a distribution of the surplus revenue, 52.
passed.

Constitutional currency; a bill to re-establish the curren-
Arkansas, a message from the President, with the pro-

cy of the constitution, 1745.
ceedings of a convention in that Territory, to Cumberland road; a report from the Secretary of War,
form a constitution, 782.

on the construction of the road in Indiana and
a bill to provide for the admission of Arkansas

Illinois, 34.
into the Union, 934; passed, 1056.

a bill to continue the road as proposed, 390; ta.
do. in addition to the above act, 1577; passed.

ken up, 615; passed, 811.
Army of the United States, resolutions respecting, 386. a bill making an appropriation for do., 4633.
do. for the religious instruction of, 391.

Custom-house officers, a report from the Treasury De-
bill to increase the military peace establishment,

partment concerning, 34.
1657; rejected, 1757; passed, 1854.

Dade, Major, petition in favor of, referred, 613.
Armories, arsenals, &c.; a bill to establish them, 1882; Dauphin, Pennsylvania, memorial; (see Free negroes.)
passed.

Defence of the frontiers; a bill reported to accept the
Bayard, the Hon. Richard, from Delaware, took his seat

services of volunteers, 1385.
in the place of Mr. Naudain, resigned, 1848. Delaware breakwater; a bill making additional appropri-
Bennett, Caleb P., the memorial of citizens of Delaware,

ations for it, 1928; passed.
praying for his pension to be continued to his Deposite banks; a motion to print extra copies of the Sec-
widow, 1642.

retary of the Treasury's statement of their af-
Bond and Douglass, Colonels, a bill for the relief of the

fairs, 839; agreed to, 847.
legal representatives of their widows, 1230; District banks; a joint resolution in relation to them, 63.
passed, 1254.

a bill to extend the charters of, 1577; passed,
Bourtoulin Count a resolution authorizing the purchase

1720.
of his library; rejected, 1694.

Duties on imports; a bill to repeal the duty on certain ar-
Brahan, John; report of the Secretary of the Treasury,

ticles, 704.
in answer to a resolution on the subject of mo. wines; a bill to suspend so much of the discrimi-
ney paid by the legal representatives of the

nating act as relates to the Portuguese islands,
late General Brahan, to the United States dis.

&c., 1123.
trict attorney, 1898.

imports; a bill to amend the several acts imposing
Bullion for the mint; a bill to supply the mint with bul.

duties on imports, 1287.
lion, 1090.

Electioneering agents; a resolution calling on the Secre-
Carey & Lea's History of Congress; a joint resolution

tary of War for information as to the office
proposing a subscription for it, 614; referred.

held by B. F. Curry, in the Cherokee nation,
Catlett, Charles J., a bill for bis relief; passed, 1872.

178.
Chaplain, Rev. Mr. Higbee elected, 42.

Executive patronage; (see Officers.)
Choctaw lands; a resolution proposing to suspend the Expunging resolution; notice given that it would shortly
sales of these lands, 1412.

be called up, 722; taken up, 877; again, 1593;
reservations; (see Pre-emption claims.)

laid on the table, 1598.
treaty; a bili for adjustingc ertain claims under Florida post roads; a joint resolution authorizing the es-
the 14th article of the treaty of Dancing Rab-

tablishment of certain post roads, 613.
· bit creek, 1936; laid on the table.

railroad; a bill to authorize it to run through the

public lands, 664; passed.

1930.

Florida war, a bill making further appropriations for, Lands; to appropriate, for a limited time, the proceeds of
1299; passed.

land sales, 48; motion to take it up, 810; con-
banks; a resolution instructing the Judiciary Com-

sideration resumed, 1172; ordered to be en-
mittee to inquire into the character and condi.

grossed, 1313.
tion of the banking institutions, 1447.

the committee on, moved to be discharged from
a bill prohibiting the incorporating of banks in

certain petitions for rights of pre-emption, &c.,
Florida, without the sanction of Congress, &c.

303.
also, resolution on the subject; both passed, 1863. two bills on the subject of pre-emption rights, 836.
Foreign relations; a letter of Mr. Clay, chairman of the a bill to reduce and graduate the price of public
committee on this subject, to the Secretary of

lands, 1028.
State, with his reply, laid on the table, and or-

resolution authorizing the payment of the ex-
dered to be printed, 464.

penses incurred by the committee of last Con-
Foreign paupers; a resolution in relation to foreign pau-

gress, in their investigation of certain frauds,
pers, 1378.

1199.
Fortification on Lake Champlain; a resolution proposing a bill to change the mode of conducting the sales
the survey of a site for the work, 614.

of the public lands, 1697, postponed indefinite-
Fortification bill taken up, 592, 1428; passed, 1592.

ly, 1870.
from the House, reported with amendments, 1877; Land Office: a bill to reorganize the General Land Office,
passed.

1676.
France and the United States; (see United States.) Lake Champlain; resolution directing the Secretary of
Free negroes; a memorial from Dauphin county, Penn-

War to cause a survey to be made for a fortifi-
sylvania, praying for an appropriation to re-

cation, 1199.
move such to Africa, 442.

Library of Count Bourtoulin; a resolution directing the
French affairs; sundry resolutions proposed and adop'ed,

Library Committee to inquire into the expedi-
calling on the President for information in rela-

ency of purchasing it, 578; agreed to.
tion to them, 366.

Lieber, Professor; his memorial in relation to his statisti-
French and Neapolitan indemnities; a bill to anticipate

cal work, 1198.
their payment, 1881; negatived, 1882.

Light.houses; a bill making appropriations for them,
Frigate Philadelphia, a bill to reward the recaptors of,
1647; passed.

Louisville and Portland canal, a bill to authorize the
Globe newspaper, Mr. Webster's complaints against,

United States to purcbase the private stock of,
1693.

1565.
Grant, Joseph; a bill to extend his patent right for ma- Lowrie, Walter, Esq., re-elected Clerk of the Senate, 8.
king bat bodies, 1864; passed, 1910.

McCartney, John; a bill for his relief, 934; passed.
Haight, Stephen, re-elected assistant doorkeeper, 8. Madison, James, his death announced, by a message
Hale, Captain Nathan; a memorial from the citizens of

from the President, 1911; resolutions of respect
New Haven, praying that a monument may be

to his memory, 1914.
erected to his memory, 323.

Mail contracts; resolution instructing the Post Office
Harbor bill, for the improvement of certain harbors, &c.,

Committee to inquire into the expediency of
1383; taken up, 1930; passed, 1935.

authorizing contracts to be made with railroad
Hemp, a resolution proposing a duty on all imported,

companies, 847.
1397.

Maine boundary; resolutions of the Legislature of Massa-
Hill, Hon. Isaac, the resignation of bis seat, 1616.

chusetts, in relation thereto, 958.
Hospitals on the Ohio river; a memorial of the General Maine resolutions, on the subject of abolition, 1109.

Assembly of Indiana on this subject, 56. Manning, the Hon. Richard J., his death announced,
Hull, Commodore Isaac; a bill for his relief, 58.

1384.
Incendiary publications; a proposition for referring the Marine corps, a bill to regulate and increase the pay of
subject to a select committee, 26; agreed to, 33.

its officers, 1877.
report of the committee, accompanied by a bill to Marshall, Humphrey; an unfavorable report of the Com-
prevent the circulation of such publications,

mittee on Pensions was moved to be recon.
383; bill taken up, 1093.

sidered, 1780; reconsidered, 1854; and the re-
a bill probibiting postmasters from transmitting

port of the committee concurred in.
incendiary publications, 1374; taken up, 1675; Massachusetts claims, a joint resolution respecting, 464.
rejected, 1737.

Meade, Richard W., a bill for the settlement of the
Indian claims, speculations in; a memorial from Missis.

claim of his executrix; passed, 1872.
sippi, 100.

Melville, David; a petition complaining of bis removal
hostilities; a bill for suppressing them, 103; passed,

from office, 1177.
291.

Metropolis Bank; a memorial for a recharter thereof,
appropriations; a bill making appropriations for

58.
the expenses of the Indian department; (see Mexico; a bill to carry into effect the treaty with that
Appropriations.)

Power, 1427; passed.
Insolvent debtors, a report from the Treasury Depart. Michigan applies for admission as a State, in a message
ment concerning, 34.

from the President, 5.
Journals, a resolution to inquire into the expediency of credentials from its Senators presented, 6; ques-
providing proper measures for the safe keeping

tion considered, 8, 36; agreed to, 41.
of, 970; laid on the table, 977.

memorial asking to be admitted into the Union
Judiciary; a bill Supplementary to the act to amend the

presented, 282; referred to the committee on
judicial system of the United States, 59; passed,

the Michigan matters, 290.
65.

bill for the admission of Michigan into the Union,
Kane, Hon. Elias K., from Illinois, his death announced, 7.

1006; passed.
Land, a bill to grant gratuities of, to certain States; laid school lands; a bill supplementary to the bill to
on tbe table, 1876.

establish the northern boundary of Ohio, and
Lands; a bill to provide for the adjustment of the claims

for the admission of Michigan into the Union,
to lands therein mentioned, 11.

1737; passed.

Michigan Senators; resolution for paying them agreed Post Office accounts; a communication from the Postmas.
to, 1780.

ter General, 1048.
a bill to provide for the execution of the laws of the bill changing the organization of the Post Of.
the United States in Michigan, 1876; passed.

fice Department, 1769.
Military land warrants, a bill to extend the time for issu- Post routes; a joint resolution for the establishment of
ing scrip for, 970.

certain post routes in Missouri and Arkansas,
Mint; (see Bullion.)

578.
Missouri land claims, a memorial respecting, 799. Pre-emption claims, a bill to extend the time for receiv.
a bill confirming the claims of, 964; passed.

ing the proof of, 1696; laid on the table, 1698;
a bill granting a certain quantity of land to, for

rejected, 1742.
internal improvements, 1120; laid on the table, President's annual message received, 4; (see Appendix.)
1123.

message in relation to French affairs, 163.
Narragansett bay, resolutions of Legislature of Rhode on the mediation of Great Britain in relation to
Island respecting, 1787.

our difference with France, 390.
resolution directing the Commissioners of the concerning sale of lands in the vicinity of Fort
Navy Board to report a plan for a navy estab-

Wayne, 471.
lishment in do., 1793; agreed to.

with the result of the mediation of Great Britain,
National defence; resolutions offered by Mr. Benton,

580.
392; agreed to, 577.

respecting French spoliations, 662.
Naval service; a bill for the enlistment of boys, 1413; on discriminating duties with Portugal, 679,
passed.

in relation to Mexico, 1409.
Naval academy; a bill to establish one, 1453.

informing Congress that France had paid the four
Navy; (see Appropriation.)

instalments, in fulfilment of the treaty, 1426.
a bill for organizing the navy, 1855; laid on the with a communication from B. F. Curry, and the
table, 1857; taken up, 1872; ordered to be en-

response of Samuel Gwin, 1658.
grossed, 1875.

returning the bill appointing a day for the annual
Naudain, Hon. Arnold, from Delaware, resigns his seat,

meeting of Congress, with constitutional objec-
1787.

tions, 1757.
New Hampshire resolutions in favor of the expunging enclosing a report from the Secretary of State, in
resolution, 1108.

relation to Texas, 1871.
New Orleans custom-house; presentments of its dilapida President pro tem., Mr. King, from Alabama, appointed,
ted state, 534.

1914; his address on the occasion.
New York; a resolution instructing the Committee of Fi- Printing; a report of the committee on the contingent
Dance to inquire what measures should be

fund, to whom had been referred a resolution
adopted by Congress in relation to the late fire

on the subject, 590.
there, 13.

Protection of the frontiers; (see Defence.)
memorials on same subject, 46, 391.

Public deposites; a bill to regulate them, 52; taken up,
a bill for the relief of the sufferers by the fire,

1383; modified, 1577; passed, 1845.
103; considered, 114; passed, 129; an amenda.

a supplementary bill, 1913; passed.
tory bill from the House of Representatives; Railroad contracts; a report from the Post Office Com-
passed, 1092.

mittee, 1101; subject considered, 1199.
a bill to extend the relief of the act now in exist. Revenue laws, a bill concerning cases of appeals arising
ence to the sufferers, 1875; passed.

under, 46.
Northeast boundary of the United States; a message a resolution proposing a reduction of the revenue,
from the President on the subject, 1779; cor.

52.
respondence on the subject ordered to be a resolution directing the surplus revenue to be
printed, 1864.

set apart for the general defence of the coun-
Ohio; report from Secretary of War respecting the

try, 4625.
boundary line of that State, 6.

Rescinding resolution, offered in place of the expunging
a bill to define the northern boundary line of, 14;

resolution, 1427; taken up, 1884; negatived,
report on do., 663.

1897.
a joint resolution respecting do., 35.

Ripley, General; a bill to audit and settle his accounts,
resolutions in favor of expunging the journal,

1676; referred to the Committee on Pensions.

Royall, Mrs. Ann; report of the Committee of Claims,
Officers; a bill to repeal the first and second sections of

unfavorable to her petition, was laid on the
the act limiting the terms of certain officers

table, 1936.
therein named, 52; passed, 367.

School lands; a bill to authorize the relinquishment of
Order, questions of, 74, 141, 209, 414, 494, 556, 835,

the 16th section of public lands, and to substi-
1525, 1782.

tute other lands, 389; passe.
Page, Hon. John, from New Hampshire, took his scat, Secretary of State's communication, enclosing a corre-
in the place of Mr. Hill, resigned, 1759.

spondence on French affairs, 168.
Paper currency; a resolution directing the Secretary of Senators, a list of, 1.

the Treasury to inquire of the deposite banks Senate cbamber; a report in relation to alterations in the
in relation to the circulation of small notes, 1857.

Senate chamber, 3.
Patent laws; a resolution referring the subject of amend. Shackford, John, re-elected Sergeant-at-arms, 8.
ing them, 42; agreed to.

Sheppard, Moses, a bill for the relief of, 580; rejected.
Office; a bill to provide for the erection of a build-Sick and disabled seamen; a motion was made to recon-
ing for it, 1853; considered and passed, 1898.

sider a bill in addition to an act for providing for
Patriotic Bank, a memorial from, for a recharter, 34.

this description of persons, 1758; which was
Paymasters; a bill to authorize the appointment of three

agreed to, and the bill was amended and passed.
additonal ones, 1463.

Slavery in the District of Columbia; petitions on the sub-
Pension bill, which grants half pay to the widows and

ject, 72; subject discussed, 185, 471, 636, 664,
orphans of those who die in the service of the

1199.
United States, 1929.

Arkansas; petitions against admitting the State

1021.

into the Union except on certain conditions, Wabash, a bill to improve the navigation of, 563; order-
1134, 1277.

ed to a third reading, 565.
Smith, Hon. Nathan, from Connecticut; his death an- Western boatmen; a memorial on the subject of a marine
nounced, 4.

hospital, 748.
Smithsonian institution; the President communicates cer. Western frontier, the bill for the better defence of,
tain papers relative to this institution, 13.

1930; passed,
a joint resolution authorizing the President to ap- Wetmore, Alphonso, petition of; the Committee of Claims
point an agent, &c., 63; taken up, 385.

discharged from its further consideration, from
a bill for the same purpose, 1374; passed, 1378.

the disrespectful terms in which it is expressed,
Spain; (see Treaty.)

1457.
Specie payments; a bill for the payment of revolutionary Wildman, Hon. Zalmon, of the House of Representa-
and other pensioners of the United States, 999.

tives; his death announced, 7.
resolution proposing that nothing but gold and Wisconsin, bill to establish a Territorial Government in,
silver ought to be received in payment of pub-

978; passed, 1124; a conference with the House
lic lands, 1254.

of Representatives on an amendment, 1177, the
Statuary; resolution in relation to statues for the east

Senate receded from its disagreement to the
front of the Capitol, 1313; agreed to, 1318.

amendment.
Stockton and Stokes, a bill for relief of, 1448passed.

bill to create the office of surveyor of public
Surplus revenue, bank stock, and national defence; sun-

lands in the Territory, 1913; passed.
dry resolutions, 106.

Yeas and nays, on a resolution to supply the Senators
Suspension of the rules; a suspension of the 17th rule

with newspapers, 54.
proposed by the House of Representatives; the judiciary bill, 63, 65.
and, after amendment, agreed to, 1937.

regulations of the Senate chamber, 71, 72.
Texas;

proceedings of a meeting at Cincinnati, in bill for limiting the terms of office, 104, S67.
favor of acknowledging the independence of for the relief of sufferers by the New York fire,
Texas, 1286.

129.
several memorials praying Congress to acknowl. on reference of the Michigan memorial, 289.

edge the independence of the country, 1414, resolution for admitting certain persons into the
1455.

Senate, 532.
proceedings of a meeting in Warren county, Mis resolutions in relation to national defence, 572.
sissippi, 1525.

bill for relief of Moses Sheppard, 580.
a memorial from Shelby county, Kentucky, pray-

Cumberland road bill, 722, 724, 725, 802, 803.
ing for its recognition, 1759.

referring the proceedings of a convention in Ar-
resolutions of Legislature of Connecticut, on the

kansas, 782.
same subject, 1759.

Obio boundary, 785, 799.
report of the Committee on Foreign Relations, slavery in the District of Columbia, 787, 804, 810.
concluding with a resolution in favor of ac-

land bill, 810, 811, 333.
knowledging its independence, &c., 1846; ta bill for relief of the corporations of the District
ken up, 1915; resolution unanimously adopted,

of Columbia, 964, 977, 1452.
1928.

resolution for the safe keeping of the journal, 977.
report from the Secretary of State on the subject, adjournment resolution, 981.
1871.

bill for graduating the price of public lands, 1032.
proceedings of a meeting of citizens at Nashville, bill for the admission of Michigan, 1046, 1047,-
1877.

1048, 1050.
Tobacco trade; a resolution requesting the President to bill for the admission of Arkansas, 1056.

open a negotiation with France on the subject, bill for payment of revolutionary pensioners, 1094.
1381.

granting land to Missouri, 1123,
Transfer drafts; a resolution calling on the Secretary of establishing the Territory of Wisconsin, 1177.

the Treasury for information on this subject, relief of the representatives of Colonels Bond and
1209; agreed to, 1213.

Douglass, 1254.
proposition for printing an extra number of copies Mr. Clay's land bill, 1254, 1301, 1302, 1305,
of the Secretary of the Treasury's report on the

1305, 1308, 1313, 1396.
subject, 1409; agreed to, 1412.

navy appropriation bill, 1299, 1427.
Transfers of public money; a resolution on the subject, Smithsonian legacy bill, 1378.
1464; agreed to, 1479.

barbor bill, 1383, 1384.
Treasury, Secretary of, his annual report, 4; (see Ap fortification bill, 1524, 1550, 1576, 1592.
pendix.)

the bill to reward the recaptors of the frigate
Treaty with Spain; a bill giving effect to the 8th article

Philadelphia, 1649.
of the treaty of 1819, 1154; taken up, 1426; cases of B. F. Curry and S. Gwin, 1668.
and passed.

the bill to probibit the circulation of incendiary
a proposition for appointing a board of commis-

publications, 1675, 1737.
sioners, 1647; modified by appointing one in-

extending the charters of the District banks, 1695,
stead of three commissioners, 1694.

1720.
Turnpike from Zanesville to Maysville, memorials in favor bill for extending the time for receiving proof of
of, 1153.

certain pre-emption claims, 1696, 1697, 1698,
Tyler, Hon. John; his resignation, 636.

1742.
United States and France; resolutions calling on the the bill supplementary to the bill to establish the
President for information on the difficulties ex-

northern boundary of Ohio, and for the admis-
isting between the two countries, 104.

sion of Michigan into the Union, 1739.
Vermont; a memorial praying for the abolition of slavery proposition for increasing the army, 1757.
in the District of Columbia, 300.

bill to regulate the deposite of the public moneys,
militia; a bill to provide payment for their servi.

1766, 1768, 1778, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1785,
ces, 1339; passed.

1786, 1787, 1845.

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