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INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.
Adjournment, a motion to take up a resolution fixing the
time of, rejected, 470.
a resolution in relation to adjournment submitted,
taken up. Motion to lay on the table negatived:
a committee appointed to meet a committee of
the House to fix on the period of adjournment,
the committee reported a day for adjournment :
question postponed, 717.
agreed to, 769.
adjourned, sine die, 810.
Agg John, a communication was presented from him, in
relation to a speech of Mr. Randolph, which he
had been charged with misreporting by Duff
*PPropriation bill, general, read the third time, 139–
APPropriations for certain Fortifications for the year 1828,
a bill for, taken up, 394.
an amendment, appropriating $50,000 for Fortifi.
cations at the mouth of Barataria, agreed to,
debate commences, 394.
the Military Establishment, a bill for, taken up,
taken up again, 411.
motion to strike out the appropriation for the ex-
penses of Visitors at West Point, negatived,414.
debate commences, 406.
Arkansas, the bill making an additional compensation to
the members of the Legislature of that Territo.
ry, taken up and ordered to a third reading,808.
Army, the bill to prevent desertion taken up, 449.
an amendment reported by the Military Commit.
tee as a substitute for the original bill, agreed
ordered to be engrossed, 453.
debate commences 449.
Armory, Western, a proposition for erecting, 4–with.
drawn 7. -
Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, the bill autho.
rising the, to import iron for the construction of
that work, taken up 678. -
laid on the table 689.
again taken up, 692.
ordered to a third reading, 695.
debate commences, 692.
Barracks at New Orleans, a bill providing, for the pur.
chase of a site for, taken up 433,
and ordered to be engrossed 435.
debate commences 433.
Breakwater in the Delaware, a bill to provide for the con-
struction of, taken up 341.
postponed 342. -
again taken up 344, no question decided.
again taken up, 462,
and ordered to be engrossed, 470.
debate commences, 342.
Brevet Rank, resolutions of inquiry introduced on the
subject of Brevet Rank, submitted, 417.
agreed to, 421.
a bill to abolish Brevet Rank, read a second time
and laid on the table, 789,
Brown Major General, his death announced, and arrange-
ments made for his funeral, 369.
a bill for the relief of his widow, introduced, 372.
taken up, 521.
ordered to be engrossed, 528.
debate commences, 521.
Cahawba Navigation Company, the bill granting the as-
assent of Congress to an act of the legislature
of Alabama, incorporating said company, or-
dered to be engrossed, 65.
Capitol, a message from the President of the United States
in relation to an assault in; a resolution in rela-
lation to the police of the Capitol taken up, 668;
ordered to lie on the table, 669; again taken up,
6715 and again laid on the table, 672; a let-
ter from Russell Jarvis in relation to the assault,
was announced by the Vice President, which,
after some objections, was read and laid upon
the table, 674.
debate commences, 668.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the bill from the House to
authorize the corporations of Washington,
Georgetown, and Alexandria, to subscribe for
stock in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the
question on its being ordered to a second read-
ing was negatived, 788; on a motion to recon-
sider this decision, it was carried, and the bill
received its second reading, and was referred
to the Judiciary Committee; a motion was made
to amend the bill by striking out the word ‘half"
in the first section, making it necessary for the
stockholders of the company to pay in the whole
of their assessments before the government be
required to advance its assessments, which was
rejected ; the bill was then ordered to be en-
grossed, 803; and passed its third reading, 806.
debate commences, 788.
the bill to confirm the act of the Legislature of
Virginia, incorporating the Chesapeake and
Ohio Canal Company, and an act of the Legis-
lature of Maryland, taken up, 791; ordered to a
third reading, 792; read a third time and pass-
Claims of South Carolina, a bill for the adjustment of,
taken up, 417; a motion to strike out the allow-
ance of interest lost, 421; ordered to be engross-
debate commences, 417.
for slaves, the bill supplementary to an act of 1827,
for the adjustment of claims of persons entitled
to indemnification under the Treaty of Ghent,
was taken up, 406; ordered to be engrossed,
411 ; bill returned from the House with an
amendment, which was concurred with, 787.
debate commences, 406.
Close of the session, messages sent to the President and
to the House of Representatives, informing them
that the Senate had concluded its business, and
inquiring if they had any other communication
to make to them, and both Houses adjourned,
Columbian College, a bill for the relief of, taken up, 72;
postponed, 74; again taken up, 245; recommit-
ted, 248; again taken up, 343 ordered to be
debate commences, 245.
Cumberland road, a bill brought in for its continuation, 29;
the bill taken up, 102; ordered to be engrossed,
125; passed, 127.
the bill to continue this road being sent from the
House with amendments, they were taken up
for consideration, 505; erdered to lie on the ta.
ble, 506; again taken up, 714; sundry resolu-
tions relating to the jurisdiction of the ground
over which the road runs, the keeping the road
in repair, &c., bill postponed, 717; resolutions
again taken up, 717; laid on the table, 728.
debate commences, 102.
resolution authorizing an inquiry into the expedi-
ency of relinquishing the road to the States
through which it passes, 125; agreed to, 127.
Customs, the bill to authorize the collection of customs
in Louisville, Pittsburg, and Cincinnati, taken
up, 570; ordered to be engrossed, 571.
Custom houses at Newport and Mobile, a bill to author.
ize the purchase of sites, and the erection of
custom houses, at Newport and Mobile, and for
the repairs of the custom house at Newburyport,
Decatur, Susan, a bill for the relief of, taken up, 248 ;
motion to recommit the bill negatived, 268; the
blanks filled, and a proviso agreed to, 268; or-
dered to be engrossed, 277; bill passed, 278.
debate commences, 248.
Duty on wines, the bill to reduce the duty on imported
wines was taken up, 804; and ordered to be en-
Duties on imports, a memorial presented from a commit.
tee of the citizens of Boston, remonstrating
against any increase of duties on imports, pre-
seated,9; ordered to be printed and referred, 10.
a bill in addition to an act concerning discriminat-
ing duties on tonnage and impost, taken up,
237; ordered to be engrossed, 244.
Fortifications, the bill making appropriations for certain
fortifications for the year 1828, taken up, 394;
and after filling the blank for appropriation with
$50,000 for fortifications at the mouth of Barata-
ria, agreed to, 406.
the debate commences, 394.
Franking privilege, a resolution granting it to the Speak-
er of the House of Representatives, taken up,
474; an amendment extending the franking pri-
vilege of members of Congress negatived, 475 ;
an amendment confining the proposed privi-
lege to the sessions of Congress was rejected,
and the original resolution ordered to a third
the debate commences, 474.
French colonial trade, the bill to regulate intercourse
with the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe,
taken up, 553; ordered to be engrossed, 570;
and read the third time the following day.
the debate commences, 553.
Hour of meeting changed to 11 o'clock, 422.
Imprisonment for Debt, a Bill for abolishing it intro.
made the special order of the day, 18.
amendments proposed 31.
bill passed, 90.
debate commences, 11.
Indemnification to Foreigners, the petition of Robert
Hall, a subject of Great Britain, praying for fur-
ther indemnification for the destruction of the
ship Union, 5 ; laid on the table, 6.
Indiana, a bill introduced to authorize the Legislature
of that State to sell lands appropriated for the
use of Schools, 3. -
read a second time, 9; taken up for a third read-
Indian Eon. the bill making appropriation for
defraying the expense of a delegation of Choc-
taw and Chickasaw nations of Indians to examine
and survey lands west of the Mississippi, taken
ordered to be engrossed 663.
debate commences, 660.
Interest, the bill making further provision for the pay-
ment of, on money expended during the late
War for the public defence by the States of
New-York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
and Virginia, taken up, 583.
ordered to be engrossed, 590.
debate commences, 583.
Internal Improvements, the bill to grant certain unap-
propriated lands to the State of Alabama for the
purpose of improving the navigation of her
Rivers, taken up, 453.
ordered to be engrossed, 458.
debate commences, 453.
The bill from the House of Representatives mak-
ing appropriations for, taken up, 603.
an amendment for confining the proposed appro-
priation to Surveys already commenced, was
carried in Committee of the Whole by the cast-
ing vote of the Speaker, 609.
bill again taken up, 629.
and the decision afterwards confirmed by a majori-
ty of one vote, 631.
the bill ordered to a third reading, 653.
bill returned from the House, with a refusal to con-
cur in the Senate’s amendments. The committee
of the Senate recommend receding from their
amendments. The 1st and 2d amendments,
were receded from. A recession from the third
was refused, 24 votes to 23, and it was insisted
managers appointed to confer with managers of
the House, on the disagreement of the two
the committee reported to the Senate, and their
report was concurred with, 787.
debate commences, 603.
Jarvis, Russel, his letter to the Senate, in reference to
an assault charged to have been committed by
him in the Capitol, read and ordered to lie on
the table, 673.
Judiciary, report of the Judiciary Committee adverse
to a Resolution in favor of erecting proper build-
ings for the United States Courts in the several
States, considered and ordered to lie on the
Judicial Process, the bill to regulate process in the
States admitted into the Union since 1790, was
read a 2d time, 90.
taken up, 201.
ordered to lie on the table, 204.
taken up, 327.
ordered to be engrossed, 328.
subject again taken up, 442.
laid on the table, 343.
again taken up, 344.
motion to reconsider carried, 369.
the bill again taken up, 371 ; recommitted 372.
again taken up and ordered to be engrossed, 583.
debate commences, 201.
Kenyon College, the bill granting to it a township of
land, taken up, 532.
motion to recommit the bill negatived, and the
order to engross it, carried, 550.
debate commences, 532.
Lands, public, a resolution submitted instructing the com.
mittee on public lands to inquire into the expe-
diency of ceding the public lands within the
limits of the new States to the several States in
which they lie, 15.
a bill introduced for graduating the prices of pub-
lic lands, 23.
taken up, 151.
again taken up, 483.
and the discussion continued for a considerable
part of the session; the proposition offering a
oute for the original bill was negatived,
and the original bill was finally rejected, 678.
debate commences, 23. ***
Lands, school, the bill to authorize the relinquishment
of the 16th section of lands for the use of
schools in the State of Alabama, where found
barren and unproductive, taken up, 479; reject-
Land, the bill granting to Kenyon College a township of
land, taken up, 532; motion to recommit the
bill, negatived; and an order to engross it, car-
debate commences, 532.
the bill to continue in force for a limited time, and
to amend the act to enable claimants to lands
within the State of Missouri, and Territory of
Arkansas, was taken up, the question on order-
ing the bill to be engrossed, was negatived, 789.
Land Claims, the bill to provide for the final settlement
of private land claims in the several States and
Territories, was taken up, 458.
laid on the table, 483. -
again taken up, 506. -
ordered to be engrossed, 507. ***
debate commences, 458.
Larche Francis, a bill for his relief, read a second time,
and ordered to be engrossed, 35.
debate commences, 23.
Lieutenants of the Navy, the bill for increasing the pay
of such as have served ten years and upwards,
was taken up for consideration, 80.
order of the day, 96.
passed, 102. -
debate commences, 80.
Major General of the Army, was ordered to a
second reading, 788,
ovdered to lie on the table, 805.
debate commences, 805.
Military road in Maine, the committee on Military Affairs
instructed to inquire into the expediency of ma-
king such a road, 31.
Militia, the bill to provide for the organization of the mi-
litia of the United States, taken up, 244.
laid on the table, 245.
again taken up, and again laid on the table, 341.
again taken up and laid on the table, 474.
debate commences, 244.
Miami Canal, the bill to aid the State of Ohio to make the
Miami Canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, taken
up and ordered to a third reading, 809.
Military Establishment, (see appropriations.)
Pensioners, a bill making appropriations for the pay-
ment of, taken up, 111.
bill laid on the table, 114; taken up and ordered
to be engrossed, 237.
debate commences, 111.
l’resident of the United States, a communication from
him in relation to the arrest and imprisonment,
and a demand for the release of John *;
a message stating that his Private Secretary, in
passing from the House of Representatives to
the Senate Chamber, had been way-laid and as-
saulted in the Rotundo, 668, -
President protem, the Senate proceeded to the election
of this officer; Mr. Macon was declared duly
elected; but declining to serve, Mr. Smith of
Maryland was then elected, 788.
Printer to the Senate, a preamble and resolution on the
subject, 2. -
Printing, the joint resolution from the House proposing
to render more economical the J.: of the
two Houses, was taken up, and ordered to its
third reading, 808. - -
debt, a resolution introduced, instructing the
Committee of Finance to inquire whether any
error had occurred in the construction of the
fourth section of the act to provide for the re-
demption of the public debt, as to the amount
of surplus revenue to be retained in the Trea.
sury, &c. 379.
agreed to, 394. -
Public Buildings, the bill making appropriations for,
taken up and passed, 724.
Reporters to the Senate, a resolution agreed to directing
the Secretary, under the direction of the Presi-
dent of the Senate, to cause seats to be prepar-
ed for them on the floor of the Senate Cham-
Retrenchment Reports, a motion made to print 3000 co-
pies of the reports of the Committee of the
House of Representatives on Retrenchment,
agreed to 794.
Revolution, a bill for the relief of the surviving officers
of, taken up, 128.
a motion made to recommit the bill, 149.
again taken up,423. After several unsuccessful
efforts to fill the blank in the bill, with sums ya-
Salt, bill ouced for repealing in part the duty there.
On, 3. -
taken up, 591. -
laid on the table, 603.
debate commences, 591.
Salt Springs, a bill authorizing the President of the Unit-
ed States to cause the reserved Salt Springs, in
the State of Missouri, to be exposed to sale;
read a 2d and 3d time, and ordered to be on-
School Lands in Indiana, a bill to authorize the State to
sell the lands heretofore appropriated to the use
of Schools, read a 2d time, 8.
laid on the table, 9.
again taken up, 10.
ordered to be engrossed, 11.
Seats, a resolution for changing the seats of the Senate
Chamber, taken up, negatived, 665.
Sinking Fund, a bill, altering the act establishing the
Sinking Fund, was taken up and discussed,but
finally laid on the table, for want of time duly to
consider its provisions, 789.
Slave Trade, the bill making appropriations for the sup.
pression of the Slave Trade, taken up, and laid
on the table, 806.
again taken up, 808.
a motion to strike out the first section, providing
$30,000 to restore negroes to the coast of Afri.
ca, negatived, and the bill ordered to a third
debate commences, 806.
Slaves, deported, a supplementary bill introduced for
the adjustment of claims to indemnification, un-
der the treaty of Ghent, 406. -
ordered to be engrossed, 411.
the bill returned from the House with an amend.
ment, laid on the table, 728.
amendment of the House concurred with, 787. |
debate commences, 406.
Slaves, captured, a bill passed, cancelling a bond in re-
lation to them, 30.
South Carolina, Claims of (See Claims.J
Spathawk, Edward V. his memorial complaining of an
assault from Duff Green, in a room devoted to
the use of the Senate, presented, 186.
laid on the table, 187.
Surplus Revenue, a resolution respecting, introduced by
Mr. Benton, and agreed to, (see Public Debt, D
Tariff, the bill to increase the duties on certain imported
articles, was taken up, 725.
bill ordered to be engrossed, 785.
motion of indefinite postponement negatived; bill
debate commences 725.
vaccination, the bill to encourage, taken up, 550.
..., rejected, 552.
vice President of the United States, his powers consi.
dered, in a report of the committee appointed
to revise the rules of the Senate, 278; agreed to,
debate commences, 278.
Western Armory, a resolution introduced, authorizing
the Secretary of War to instruct an officer of the
Corps of Engineers to examine the Horse Shoe
Bend, on Licking river, in Kentucky, and report
the practicability of establishing an armory there,
4 : resolution withdrawn, 7.
debate commences, 4.
Wines, duty on reduced, (See Duties.)
Yeas and Nays on an amendment to the bill for the abn-
lishment of imprisonment for debt, to strike out
the 9th section, which provides, that in all cases
where the body shall be subject to imprison-
ment, such person shall be deprived of prison
bounds, and kept in close custody until dis-
charged by due course of law, 70.
on another amendment to the same bill, striking
out a part of one section, and adding several
on the passage of the bill, 90.
on the passage of the bill to increase the pay of
lieutenants in the Navy, 102.
on engrossing the bill making appropriations for
the completion of the Cumberland Road from
Bridgeport to Zanesville, 125.
on a motion to recommit the bill for the relief of
Susan Decatur, 268.
on engrossing the bill for the relief of Abraham
on engrossing the bill for the relief of Susan De-
on an amendment to a proposed amendment of the
Rules of the Senate, in relation to the powers of
the Vice President, 327.
on three other amendments to said proposed
on an amendment to the bill to regulate process in
the Courts of the U. States, to strike out the
original bill, 327.
on adopting the first section of said bill, 328.
on adopting the second section, ib.
on engrossing the bill for adjusting claims for
slaves under the treaty of Ghent, 411.
on filling the blank in the bill for providing for
surviving revolutionary officers with $800,000,
on a motion indefinitely to postpone the bill, ib.
on filling the blank with $500,000, ib.
on engrossing the bill to grant certain relinquish-
ed and unappropriated lands to the State of Ala-
bama, for the purpose of improving the naviga.
tion of her rivers, 458.
on engrossing the bill making appropriations for
the construction of a breakwater at the mouth
of the Delaware Bay, 470.
on engrossing the bill for the relief of the widow
of Gen. Brown, 528.
on engrossing the bill making further provision for
the payment of interest on moneys expended
during the late war, for the public defence, by
the States of New York, Pennsylvania, Dela-
ware, Maryland, and Virginia, 590.
on an amendment to the bill making appropria-
tions for internal improvements, inserting the
words “until the surveys already commenced
are completed,” 608.
on an amendment to the bill to graduate the prices
of public lands, to strike out the first section,
in order to insert a substitute, 656.
on a motion to take up the bill repealing, in part,
the duty on salt, 672.
on engrossing the bill for the continuation of the
Cumberland Road through the State of Indiana,
on engrossing the bill for the graduation of the
price of Public Lands, 678.
on an amendment to the bill for the relief of cer-
tain Revolutionary Officers and Soldiers, to
strike out the original bill, and insert a substi.
tute. A division of the question being called
for, the striking out was agreed to, and the
Yeas and Nays were taken on inserting the sub-
on engrossing the bill as amended, ib.
on the passage of the bill making appropriations
for Public Buildings, 724.
on the question to recede from an amendment to
the bill making appropriations for Internal Im-
provements, confining the appropriation of
$30,000 to surveys already commenced, ib.
on striking out the third section of the Tariff
on ordering the bill to a third reading, 785.
on a motion indefinitely to postpone the bill, 786.
on the passage of the bill, ib.
on a Resolution of the Committee of Conference
on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on
the bill for Internal Improvements, 787.
on the question of considering the bill to confirm
an act of the Legislature of Virginia, incorporat-
ing the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company,
on an amendment to the bill to authorize the sub-
scription to Stock in the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal, to strike out of the first section the word
on an amendment in the 8th line of the first sec.
on another amendment, to strike out the following
words—“nor until one half of the aggregate
amount of such assessment shall haye been
on engrossing the amendments, and ordering the
bill to a third reading, 804.
on the passage of the bill, 806.
on engrossing the bill to reduce the duty on im-
ported Wines, 805.
on ordering the bill to abolish the office of Major.
General to a third reading, 807.
on ordering to a third reading the bill to aid the
State of Ohio to make the Miami Canal, 809.
INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVEs.
Arrangement of Business, Committees on the several
subjects in the President's Message, appoino,
Armory, a Resolution submitted, instructing the Com-
mittee on Military Affairs to inquire into the ex-
pediency of establishing an Armory on Harpeth
agreed to 896.
Appropriations for the Navy taken up in Committee,
for Fortifications, on amendment of the so
Accounting Officers of the Treasury, a Resolution re-
resolution committed, 1998.
Adjournment, a Resolution for appointing a joint Com-
mittee to fix on a day of adjournment, 2480.
the Committee reported the 26th of May, 2541.
resolution agreed to, 2596.
Assault on the President's Secretary by Russel Jarvis,
two Reports on the subject, 2715.
ordered to lie on the table, 2723.
subject noticed and remarked upon, 2754.
Alabama Land, a bill to aid in a Canal round the Muscle
Shoals, 2733, 2743. |
Bank of the United States, a Resolution introduced in.
various amendments were proposed to this Resolu-
tion, embracing some of our most remarkable
Battles by sea and land, which were all nega-
tived. The particulars appear in the debate on
debate commences, 929.
Brown, General, a message received from the Senate,
announcing the death of the General, and the
orders made in relation to his funeral, 1608.
Brown, Mrs. a bill for her relief, taken up, 2079.
ordered to be engrossed, 2086.
bill passed, 2089.
Brazil, affairs with, a resolution calling for a certain cor.
- respondence, 2509.
resolution adopted, 2540.
Barracks at Sackett's Harbor, a Resolution to authorize
the President to loan them to a Military School,
agreed to, 2540.
Boundary Lines of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, a bill for
ascertaining the true boundary, taken up, 2250.
Breakwater in the Delaware, bill to commence the erec.
tion of a, taken up, 2732.
ordered to a third reading, 2734.
Clerk and other Officers of the House appointed, 812.
Committees, Standing, appointed, 813.
Chaplaim to Congress elected, 815.
structing the Committee of Ways and Means to Chesapeake and Ohio Caual, the Chairman of the Com.
inquire into the expediency of providing by law
for the sale of that portion of the Stock of this
Bank held by the Government, and of applying
the proceeds to the payment of the public
laid on the table, 818.
taken up, 827.
a motion to lay the Resolution on the table nega-
debate commences, 827.
Battle of New Orleans, a Resolution proposing to have
an Historical Painting of the Battle of New Or.
leans placed in one of the pannels of the Rotun.
do of the Capitol, and that Washington Allston
be engaged to design and finish the work, 929.
mittee on, reported a bill to amend and explain
an act, confirming an Act of the Legislature of
Virginia incorporating the Chesapeake and Ohio
Canal Company, and an Act of thc State of
Maryland for the same purpose, 890.
also, a bill authorizing a subscription to the Stock
of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, ib.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the Committee of the Whole
was discharged from the further consideration of
the bills in relation to this subject, 2571.
the bill taken up by the House, 2596.
ordered to be engrossed, 2616.
the bill passed, 2639.
the bill for enlarging the powers of the Corpora-
tion of Washington was taken up, 2670.
ordered to be engrossed, 2677. i passed, 2395.