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Prentiss, Mr., on admission of Michigan, 1019.
Southard, Mr., New Jersey, on the District banks, 104.
resolution for national defence, 250.
District of Columbia, 467, 468.
report on printing, 591.
bid to relieve the sufferers by the New York fire,
Post Office accounts, 1049.
renting out the public grounds in the District of
Mr. Clay's land bill, 1212, 1213.
Smithsonian legacy bill, 1376.
general appropriation bill, 1403, 1413.
fortification bill, 1429, 1910.
naval academy, 1453.
bill for organizing the navy, 1855, 1857, 1872,
1873, 1874, 1875.
regulate and increase the pay of the officers of
the marine corps, 1877.
on the vetoed bill for fixing a day for the annual
meeting of Congress, 1880.
acknowledging the independence of Texas, 1918.
Swift, Mr., Vermont, on memorial praying the abolition of
slavery in the District of Columbis, 300, 302,
303, 512, 737.
admission of Arkansas, 1053.
the Western frontier, 1426.
regulations of the Senate chamber, 69.
specie payments, 999.
regulate the public deposites, 1778, 1822.
Tipton, Mr., Indiana, on admitting the Michigan Sena-
• the Michigan memorial, 282, 283, 285.
resolutions respecting the army, 386, 465, 466.
Cumberland road, 616, 723, 725.
admission of Michigan, 1008.
bill to regulate the public deposites, 1786.
his colleague, Mr. Smith, 4.
announces the death of Mr. Wildman, of the
House of Representatives, 7.
Major Dade's claim, 613.
Humphrey Marshall's case, 1781.
on the pension bill, 1929.
Tyler, Mr., Virginia, op slavery in the District of Co-
bill for relief of the cities in the District of Co.
lumbia, 466, 467, 470.
his resignation, 636.
Wall, Mr., New Jersey, on national defence, 559.
slavery in the District of Columbia, 579,
Ohio boundary, 784. -
removal of David Melville, 1185.
bill to regulate the public deposites, 1785.
fortification bill, 1905.
Walker, M., Mississippi, on slavery in the District of
Colombia, 690, 809.
pre-emption rights, 838.
deposite banks, 847.
Missouri land claims, 966.
safe keeping of the journal, 975.
Maine abolition resolutions, 1116.
Walker, Mr., on grant of land to the State of Missouri, Webster, Mr., on bill to regulate the public deposites,
1649, 1745, 1758, 1767, 1776, 1778, 1783, 1785,
1743, 1805, 1858, 1859.
misstatements in the Globe newspaper, 1693.
incendiary publications, 1721, 1731, 1736.
on Michigan school lands, &c., 1739.
the Northeastern boundary of the United States,
the banks in Florida, 1848, 1859.
supplementary deposite bill, 1913.
setting apart ibe surplus revenue for the defence
of the country, 4625.
White, Mr., Tennessee, on speculations in Indian claims,
the bill for the relief of sufferers by the New York
electioneering agents, 178
suppression of Indian hostilities, 291.
resolution for national defence, 291.
national defence, 422.
slavery in the District of Columbia, 697.
specie payments, 1094.
navy appropriation bill, 1278.
Mr. Clay's land bill, 1279, 1303, 1304, 1310.
fortification bill, 1428, 1432.
Indian bill, 1459, 1460, 1462.
appropriations, 1720, 1739.
to regulate the public deposites, 1859.
ing Texas as an independent State, 1877.
the bill for distributing the proceeds of the pub-
lic lands, 4641.
Wright, Mr., New York, on a memorial in behalf of suf.
ferers by fire, 46, 114, 116, 391, 782.
on the judiciary system, 60, 61, 62.
slavery in the District of Columbia, 201.
District of Columbia, 470, 1451, 1453.
Documentary History of District of Columbia,
national defence, 534.
deposite banks, 843, 1383.
specie payments, 999, 1093, 1134. ,
admission of Michigan, 1019.
oll to regulate the public de posites, 1101, 1598,
1644, 1693, 1742, 1758, 1764, 1765, 1769,
1775, 1778, 1781, 1784, 1793, 1845.
Mr. Clay's land bill, 1214, 1310.
general appropriation bill, 1401, 1414.
transfer of public money, 1476.
fortification bill, 1479, 1904, 1910.
extending the charters of the District banks,
Michigan school lands, &c., 1738.
changing the organization of the Post Office De-
the bill to anticipate the payment of the indemni.
ties due under the French and Neapolitan trea-
INDEX TO TIIE DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Abolition, a report on, from a select committee, 3756; | African colonization; a menorial from Pennsylvania,
praying for an appropriation for the purpose of
removing free negroes to Africa, 2696.
to grant rations from the public stores to suf.
ferers in Alabama, 4032; agreed to, 4050.
Alford and Brush; a resolution for their relief, 2694, 2747, Cotton; letter of the Secretary of the Treasury relating
to the cultivation and manufacture of cotton,
2735; a motion for printing an extra number of
copies agreed to.
measures for their immediate removal, 2556.
tinuing the road, 2596; rejected, 4350.
road in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois,
4495; passed, 4547.
Obio was laid on the table, 4548.
the bill to continue the national road from Vanda-
lia to the Mississippi river, in the State of Illi-
nois, was passed, 4549; also, the bill to continue
the same road from the Mississippi river to Jef-
ferson city, in the State of Missouri, was passed,
ported a joint resolution proposing 10 suspend
the 3d section of the act making appropriations
for the expenses of the Government for the year
1835, which provides that the number of cus-
tom-house officers on the 1st of January, 1834,
shall not be increased until allowed by Congress,
3146; this resolution was put in the form of
bill, and afterwards passed.
the District, 2213; passed, 2238.
propriation for removing colored persons to the
coast of Africa, 2779.
Peyton, proposing that the bill reported by the
Committee of Ways and Means, to regulate the
deposites of the public money in certain local
banks, be made the special order of the day,
and have preference over all other business,
certain hours every day (except Fridays and
Saturdays) until finally disposed of; the House
refused to suspend the rules for this purpose,
3096; laid on the table, 4103.
the mode of selecting them, &c., by Mr. Wise;
refused to be considered, 3231.
a resolution by Mr. Dromgoole, agreed to be con-
sidered, 3244; taken up, 3249.
bill in relation to public deposites, 3733, 4339,
consideration thereof, 3015; laid on the table.
taken up, 3475, and sundry acts discussed and
'banks; a bill from the Senate to extend the char.
ters of them, 4205, 4437; passed, 4560.
John W. Hunter, assistant, 1964.
Documents, public; resolution to supply heads of De.
partments, &c., with them, 4667.
Duties, resolutions proposed for the reduction of, 4338,
4446; the House refused to suspend the rules
to consider them.
discriminating duties on goods imported in ves.
sels of Portugal, and to reduce the duties on
to be engrossed for a third reading, and then Eskridge and Fisk; a bill for their relief; passed, 2694.
Executive patronage; a bill to repeal the 1st and 2d sec.
tions of the act limiting the term of certain of
fices to four years, 2470; not passed.
Espurgation of the journals, resolutions of the Legisla.
specting alleged frauds in the purchase of res.
ervations of lands from the Creek Indians,
4578; agreed to, 4605.
survey of lands of this description on the Mis-
sissippi and other rivers, 3200.
Jackson city; a bill to incorporate the Jackson City Asso-
ciation in the District of Columbia, 3002; bill
laid on the table, 3005.
amend the judicial system, 4610.
Kane, Hon. Elias K., from Illinois; his death announced,
directing the Judiciary Committee to inquire
into the expediency of granting to the institu.
tion further time for the sale of its lands, 2736.
resolution in relation to frauds under the pre-
emption lawe, 2517; agreed to.
distribution of the proceeds of the sales of pub.
lic lands among the several States, 2892, 3231;
postponed; taken up, 3231, 3580, 3820; laid
on the table, 3862.
resolution instructing the Committee of Ways and
Means to introduce a bill for the purpose of
distributing the proceeds of the sale of public
a limited time, the proceeds of the sale of pub.
lic lands among the several States, 3580, 3617,
3679, 3862, 4195, 4322.
Land Office; a bill to reorganize the General Land Office,
4606, passed, 4609.
4191; ordered to be engrossed, 4194.
bis seat, 2698.
Light-houses; a bill making appropriations for building
light-houses, &c., 4494; bill passed, 4535.
Limitation of the term of office; a bill to repeal the first
two sections of the act for limiting the term of
McCarroll, Jobn; a bill for his relief, 4176.
Madison, James, ex President of the United States; bis
death announced, by General Jackson, in a
message to Congress, 4563.
consider and report by what token of respect
and affection it may be proper to express the
sensibility of the nation on this event, 4565.
Mail contracts; a joint resolution for altering the time of
making mail contracts, 3495; agreed to.
his death announced, 3463.
proposing a marble bust to his memory, to be
placed in the chamber of the Supreme Court;
agreed to, nem. con., 2527
recommending the distribution among the
States of the proceeds of the public lands,
4177; ordered io be laid on the table and prin!.
Members, list of, 1942.
| Polish exiles; a bill to amend an act granting lands to
certain exiles from Poland, 4103.
Portuguese duties; (see President's messages.)
Post Office; resolution respecting its management, 2488.
resolution respecting its management, 2733.
a bill to change the organization of the Post Office
Department, 3779; passed, 4135.
routes, &c., 3811; passed, 4538.
Potomac bridge; a joint resolution for repairing it, 4140;
Fire Iosurance Company: a bill to amend the cbar-
in order to allow such petitions to be presented
as shall not be objected to, 3296.
State and War, on the boundary question be-
tween Ohio and Michigan, 2178.
message informing the House that Great Britain
had offered its mediation for the adjustment of
our dispute with France, 2502.
message on Portuguese duties, 2667.
message stating that the four instalments under
the treaty with France had been received, 3594.
message in relation to the Potomac bridge, 4139.
Printers to the House, Messrs. Blair & Rives elected,
on a portion of the resolution adopted on the
subject of slavery, 2503.
structing the Committee on the District to in-
quire into the expediency of receding said Dis.
trict, 2697; the suspension of the rules to allow
the motion, refused.
for a committee to ascertain whether a betler
hall for legislation cannot be provided, 3617;
eral Departments, proposed to be House, 3225;
officers of the revenue cutters, 4205; passed,
require the Committee of Ways and Means to
report the general appropriation bill within
thirty days of the commencement of every ses-
sion, 1949; agreed to in the form of instruc-
tions to the committee for reporting the rules,
resolution proposing an alteration of them, 4499.
named, 3364; passed.
Secretary of the Treasury's annual report received, 1948.
repressing them, 2138; taken up, 2180; passed.
a bill making additional appropriations, 2358;
corps, 2722; passed.
construction of the road through the public Slavery in the District of Columbia; petitions on the sub-
ject, 1961, 1966, 2607.