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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Message of the President of the United States to the 20th Congress, 1st session, 1

Message of do. second session,

15

Instructions to the Envoys of the United States to the Congress of Panama, 29

Correspondence concerning the Northeastern Boundary of ihe United States, 56

Inundated lands of the Mississippi,

92

Treaty between the United States and Sweden,

102

Convention between the United States and Great Britain, relative to the North-

eastern Boundary,

109

Convention between same powers respecting the Northwestern Coast,

113

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extending Commercial Treaty,

114

Convention between the United States and the Hanseatic Republics,

115

Speech to the Legislature of New-Brunswick, 1828,

120

do do do Nova Scotia, 1828,

123

Opening of the Parliament of Lower Canada, 1828,

124

Governor's Message to do do

1829,

125

Resolutions of the House in answer to foregoing Message,

129

Speech to the Legislature of Upper Canada,

132

General Orders respecting Mihtary Settlers,

133

Speech of President of the Mexican United States, 1828,

134

Decree of Legislature of Mexico, expelling Spaniards,

136

Treaty of Peace between Colombia and Peru,

139

- Treaty between Peru and Bolivia,

141

Convention between Great Britain and Brazil, for the abolition of the Slave Trade, 143

Treaty of Commerce between Great Britain and Brazil,

144

do do between Brazil and the Hanse-towns,

150

do do and Indemnity between France and Brazil,

154

Treaty of Peace between Brazil and Buenos Ayres,

155

Speech of the Emperor of Brazil to the Chambers, 1828,

159

Message to Assembly on Finances,

160

Message of the Executive of Buenos Ayres, 1828,

165

Speech of the King of Great Britain on the opening of Parliament, 1828, 169

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1829, 171

Prorogation of Parliament,

172

Convention between Great Britain and Portugal, relative to British Troops, 173

Despatch from Colonial Department to Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, re-

lative to Slaves,

175

Speech of King of France to Chambers, 1828,

184

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186

Law relative to Journals and Periodical writings,

188

Protocol relative to Greece,

192

Manifesto of the Porte against Russia,

194

Note of Ambassadors to the Reis Effendi, announcing treaty of London, 198

Letter of Sultan to his Viziers conceruing do

199

Proclamation of Greek Government, announcing Treaty,

200

Protocal on the question of intervention,

202

Protocol of the Admirals,

ib.

General Orders after Battle of Navarino,

203

Letter of Admirals to the Greek Government,

204

Hatti Sheriff of the Porte, to the Musselmans,

205

Circular of Nesselrode to the Diplomatic Corps,

209

Manifesto of Russia against Turkey,

210

Letter from the Grand Vizier to Count Nesselrode,

216

Reply,

217

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Answer of the Porte to the Russian Manifesto,

219

Declaration of the Greek Government relative to Boundaries,

227

Constitution of Greece,

230

Letter of English resident is Greek Government, requiring suspension of hos-

tilities,

238

Reply of Greek Government,

ib.

Protocol on final settlement of Greece,

241

Treaty of Peace between Russia and Turkey,

244

Sei rate Act relating to Moldavia and Wallachia,

250

Manifesto of Emperor of Russia,

252

Address of President of Greece to the 4th Congress,

253

Proclamation of Regent of Portugal,

261

Decree naming Don Miguel Lieutenant of Portugal,

262

Protocol of Vienna, October 18th. 1827,

ib.

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265

Letter from Don Miguel to Emperor of Brazil,

267

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Regent of Portugal,

ib.

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King of Great Britain,

268

Protocol of Vienna, October 23d,

ib.

Letter from Don Miguel in King of Spain,

269

Resolution of three States, declaring Dun Miguel King,

270

Protest of Brazillian Ambassadors,

279

Correspondence between British and Brazilian Governments, relative thereto, 283

Spanish Decree concerning Commerce,

297

Proclamation of King of Spain,

301

Letter of A. H. Everett to M nister of Foreign Affairs, respecting the indepen.

dence of the Spanish Colonies,

302

Acts of 2014 Congress, 1st session,

323

Acts of do do 2d session,

353

LAW CASES.

King and Verplanck vs. Root. Libel,

1

James Jackson ex dem. Theodosius Fowler et al. vs. James Carver. Astor

claim,.

45

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania vs. Michael McGarvey. Murder,

59

Trial for the abduction of William Morgan,

68

Smith vs. State of Tennessee. An Attorney stricken from the roll for fighting

a Duel,

76

Hickie and others vs. Siarkie and others. Lour iar

iana Treaty,

81

The Governor of Georgia vs. Juan Madrazo. Jurisdiction,

82
do do do vs. sundry African Slaves,

ib.

Breithaupt and al. vs. the Bank of Georgia. Jurisdiction,

87

D'Wolfe vs. Rabaud and al. Jurisdiction,
American Insurance Co. and al. vs. Canter. Florida Treaty,

ib.

Fullerton and al. vs. the United States Bauk. Constitutionality of

siate Law, 91

Wilson and al. ps, the Black Bird Creek Marsh Co. do.

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94

Foster and al. vs. Neilson. Louisiana Treaty,

96

The Bank of Kentucky vs. Hester and al. Suability of a State,

106

Satterlee vs. Matthewson. Conititutionalily of a State Law,

107

Weston and al. vs. the City Council of Charleston. Exemplion of u. s. slock

from Taxation,

111

Bucknor vs. Finlay and Van Lear. Jurisdiction,

115

Wilkinson vs. Leland and al. Retrospective Legislation,

118

BIOGRAPHY.

William Tilghman, 125–George Canning, 130_John Eager Howard, 137—

Thomas Addis Emmet, 139–Prince Alexander Ypsilanti, 149--Helen

Maria Williams, 150— De Witt Clinton, 156—Dugald Stewart, 166–Count

Lauriston, 170-Duke of San Carlos, 172—Richard Peters, 174–Dr. Gall,

180—John Taylor Gilman, 182– The Earl of Liverpool, 194--Timothy

Pickering, 198—Sir iiumphrey Davy, 204— John Jay,

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PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

1.- DOMESTIC.

Message of the President of the United States to the Twentieth Con

gress.-First Session.

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate,

portion of enjoyment as large and and of the House of Representatives : liberal as the indulgence of heaven

A REVOLUTION of the seasons has has perhaps ever granted to the nearly been completed, since the imperfect state of man upon earth ; Representatives of the People and and as the purest of human felicity States of this Union were last as. consists in its participation with sembled at this place, to deliberate others, it is no small addition to and to act upon the common im- the sum of our national happiness, portant interests of their consti- at this time, that peace and prostuents. In that interval, the never. perity prevail to a degree seldom slumbering eye of a wise and be experienced over the whole habi. neficient Providence has continued table globe; presenting, though as its guardian care over the welfare yet with painful exceptions, a foreof our beloved country. The bless. taste of that blessed period of proing of health has continued gene. mise, when the lion shall lie down rally to prevail throughout the land. with the lamb, and wars shall be The blessing of peace with our no more. To preserve, to improve, brethren of the human race, has and to perpetuate the sources, and been enjoyed without interruption; to direct, in their most effective internal quiet has left our fellow channels, the streams which con. citizens in the full enjoyment of all tribute to the public weal, is the their rights, and in the free exer. purpose for which government was cise of all their faculties, to pursue instituted. Objects of deep import. the impulse of their nature, and the ance to the welfare of the Union obligation of their duty, in the im. are constantly recurring, to de. provement of their own condition. mand the attention of the Federal The productions of the soil, the ex. Legislature; and they call with acchanges of commerce, the vivify. cumulated interest, at the first meet. ing labours of human industry, have ing of the two Houses, after their combined to mingle in our cup a periodical renovation. To present to their consideration from time to tribution of the indemnity to the time, subjects in which the inter. persons entitled to receive it, are ests of the nation are most deeply now 'in session, and approaching involved, and for the regulation of the consummation of their labours. which the legislative will is alone This final disposal of one of the coinpetent, is a duty prescribed by most painful topics of collision be. the constitution, to the performance tween the United States and Great of which the first meeting of the Britain, not only affords an occa. new Congress is a period eminently sion of gratulation to ourselves, but appropriate, and which it is now has had the happiest effect in promy purpose to discharge.

moting a friendly disposition, and in Our relations of friendship with softening asperities upon other obthe other nations of the earih, po. jects of discussion. Nor ought it litical and commercial, have been to pass without the tribute of a frank preserved unimpaired; and the op- and cordial acknowledgment of the portunities to improve them have magnanimity with which an honour. been cultivated with anxious and able nation, by the reparation of unremitting attention. A negotia. their own wrongs, achieves a tri. tion upon subjects of high and deli. umph more glorious than any field cate interest with the government of blood can ever bestow. of Great Britain, has terminated in The conventions of 30 July, 1815, the adjustment of some of the ques. and of 20th October, 1818, will tions at issue upon satisfactory expire by their own limitation on terms, and the postponement of the 20th of October, 1828. These others for future discussion and have regulated the direct commer. agreement. The purposes of the cial intercourse between the United convention concluded at St. Peters. States and Great Britain, upon burg, on the 12th day of July, 1822, terms of the most perfect reciprounder the mediation of the late city; and they effected a temporaEmperor Alexander, have been car. ry compromise of the respective ried into effect, by a subsequent rights and claims to territory westconvention concluded at London ward of the Rocky Mountains. on the 13th of November, 1826, the These arrangements have been ratifications of which

continued for an indefinite period changed at that place on the 6th of time, after the expiration of the day of February last. A copy of above-mentioned conventions; lea. the proclamation issued on the ving each party the liberty of ter. nineteenth day of March last, pub. minating them, by giving twelve lishing this convention, is herewith months notice to the other. The communicated to Congress. The radical principle of all commercial sum of twelve hundred and four intercourse between independent thousand nine hundred and sixty nations, is the mutual interest of dollars, therein stipulated to be paid both parties. It is the vital spirit to the claimants of indemnity under of trade itself; nor can it be reconthe first Article of the Treaty of ciled to the nature of man, or to the Ghent, has been duly received, and primary laws of human society, that the Commission instituted conform- any traffic should long be willingly ably to the act of Congress of the pursued, of which all the advanta. second of March last, for the dis. ges are on one side, and all the bur.

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