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DEBATES OF CONGRESS,
FROM 1789 TO 1856.
FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR
REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL
REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.
THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by
D. APPLETON & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of
TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION.
PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.*
SESSION CONTINUED FROM VOL. XIL.
appointed tellers; and, on counting the ballots, MONDAY, December 7, 1835.
it appeared that 225 had been given, as follows: At twelve o'clock, M., the House was called
For JAMES K. POLK,
132 to order by Mr. FRANKLIN, the Clerk of the last
JOHN BELL, Congress.
Scattering and blanks,
9 Election of Speaker.
The honorable JAMES K. Polk, of Tennessee, On motion of Mr. BEARDSLEY, the House having received a majority of all the votes proceeded to ballot for a Speaker.
was declared duly elected Speaker of the Messrs. JOHNSON of Tennessee, EVERETT of 24th Congress; and returned his thanks for Vermont, and ANTHONY of Pennsylvania, were the honor conferred, in the following address :
• LIST OF MEMBERS.
Pennsylvania.-Joseph B. Anthony, Michael W. Ash,
John Banks, Andrew Beaumont, Andrew Buchanan, George Maine-Jeremiah Balley, George Evans, John Fairfield, Chambers, William P. Clark, Edward Darlington, Harmar Joseph Hall, Leonard Jarvis, Moses Mason, Gorham Parks, Denny, Jacob Fry, jr., John Galbraith, James Harper, SamFrancis O. J. Smith.
uel S. Harrison, Joseph Henderson, William Heister, EdFew Hampshire.-Benning M. Bean, Robert Burns, Sam- ward B. Hubley, Joseph R. Ingersoll, John Klingensmith, uel Cushman, Franklin Pierce, Joseph Weeks,
jr., John Laporte, Henry Logan, Job Mann, Thomas M. T. Massachusetts.—John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel B. Bor- McKennan, Jesse Miller, Matthias Morris, Henry A. Muhden, George N. Briggs, William B. Calhoun, Caleb Cushing, lenberg, David Potts, jr., Joel B. Sutherland, David D. George Grennell, jr., Samuel Hoar, William Jackson, Abbot Wagener. Lawrence, Leri Lincoln, Stephen C. Phillips, John Reed. Delaware-John J. Milligan. Rhode Island.--Dutee J. Pearce, W. Sprague.
Maryland.-Benjamin C. Howard, Daniel Jenifer, Isaac Connecticut.-Elisha Haley, Samuel Ingham, Andrew T. McKim, James A. Pearce, John N. Steele, Francis Thomas, Judson, Lancelot Phelps, Isaac Toucey, Zalmon Wildman. James Turner, George C. Washington,
Vermont.-Heman Allen, Horace Everett, Hiland Hall," Virginia.-James M. H. Beale, James W. Bouldin, Na. Henry F. Janes, William Slade.
thaniel H. Claiborne, Walter Coles, Robert Craig, George
New Jersey.-Philemon Dickerson, Samuel Fowler, Thos. ning, Francis W. Pickens, Henry L Pinckney, James
Georgia.-Jesse F. Cleveland, John Coffee, Thomas