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OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESS:
LAWS, OF A PUBLIC NATURE, ENACTED DURING THE SESSION:
WITH A COPIOUS INDEX TO THE WHOLE.
LIST OF THE MEMBERS.
of the Senate. It would, therefore, be extremely incon
venient for him to discharge the duties of the Chair, and MAINE- John Holmes, Peleg Sprague.
he requested that the kind partiality of his friends NEW HAMPSHIRE-Samuel Bell, Isaac Hill. MASSACHUSETTS-Nathaniel Silsbee, Daniel Webster. should be waived on this occasion, and that they would RHODE ISLAND--Nehemiah R. Knight, Asher Robbins. make choice of some other Senator, as presiding officer.
The Senate then proceeded to ballot for President pro CONNECTICUT-Samuel A. Foot, Gideon Tomlinson. VERMONT--Samuel Prentiss, Horatio Seymour.
tempore as follows. NEW YORK--Charles E. Dudley, Silas Wright, Jr.
14 NEW JERSEY--Mahlon Dickerson, Theodore Freling
3 PENNSYLVANIA-- George M. Dallas, William Wilkins.
3 DELAWARE--John M. Clayton, Arnold Naudain.
BELL, MARYLAND-Ezekiel F. Chambers, Samuel Smith.
2 VIRGINIAR-John Tyler, William C. Rives. NORTH CAROLINA--Bedford Brown, Wilie P. Mangum.
There being no choice, the Senate proceeded to a se- SOUTH CAROLINA--Stephen D. 'Miller, John c. cord ballot, which resulted as follows:
9 GEORGIA- George M. Troup, John Forsyth.
S:41TH, KENTUCKY- George M. Bibb, Henry Clay.
3 TENNESSEE--Hugh L. White, Felix Grundy.
1 OH10—Thomas Ewing, Benjamin Ruggles. LOUISIANA—Josiah S. Johnston, George A.Waggaman. ballot the third time, which resulted as follows:
There still being no choice, the Senate proceeded to INDIANA--William Hendricks, John Tipton.
Mr. WHITE, MISSISSIPPI–George Poindexter, John Black.
TYLER, ILLINOIS-Elias K. Kane, John M. Robinson.
3 ALABAMA--William R. King, Gabriel Moore.
1 MISSOURI--Thomas H. Benton, Alexander Buckner.
A fourth ballot was then had with the following result:
15 MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1832.
2 At 12 o'clock, the Senate was called to order by the
The Senate proceeded to a fifth ballot, which resulted Secretary, Mr. LOWRIE, (the VICE PRESIDENT being
as follows: absent, and the President pro tempore, Mr. TAZE Mr. WHITE,
17 WELL, having resigned his seat in the Senate,) and
14 thirty-two members appearing in their seats, and there
1 being a quorum, Mr. SMITII, of Maryland, moved to pro The Hon. Hugu L. Wurte, of Tennessce, having receed to the election of President pro tempore, which was ceived a majority of all the votes, was declared duly agreed to.
elected President of the Senate, pro tempore, and being Mr. POINDEXTER said he understood it was the in-conducted to the chair by Mr. Tyler, of Virginia, retention of some of his friends to bestow their suffrages on turned his acknowledgments to the Senate, as follows: him for President pro tempore. He desired to state, in “To the members of the Senate, I tender my sincere advance, that his duties as Senator of the people of Mis- acknowledgments for the distinguished honor conferred sissippi would require his particular attention on the floor by their vote.
Vetoed Bill.–Standing Committeee.
“No person, who has been so long a member of this with the Government, and which, in its consequencen, and body, could have been selected, who has made the rules from analogy, might not only call for large payments from of its proceedings less an object of liis study. This cir- the Treasury, but disturb the great mass of individual accumstance will make my errors more numerous than counts long since finally settled, I deemed it my duty to might be anticipated, and will throw me oftener on the make a more thorough investigation of the subject than it kind indulgence of the Senate.
was possible for me to do previously to the close of your “Whatever my errors may be, I have the consolation of last session. I adopted this course the more readily, from knowing that they can be revised and corrected at the in the consideration that as the bill contained no appropriastance of any member; and I beg every one to believe, tion, the States which would have been entitled to claim that so far from feeling hurt at the correctness of my de- its benefits could not have received them without the cisions being questioned, it will be matter of gratification, fuller legislation of Congress. that the sense of the Senate may be taken, in every in The principle which this hill authorizes, varies not stance, when it may be supposed I am mistaken. only from the practice uniformly adopted by many of the
“Whatever industry and attention can do towards re-accounting officers in the case of individual accounts, moving defects in qualifications, I promise shall be done; and in those of the States finally settled and closed preand I shall take the chair, determined that, in anxious de viously to your last session, but also from that pursued sire to do that which is just towards every member, and under the act of your last session for the adjustment that which will most promote the correct discharge of the and settlement of the claims of the State of South Caroimportant business we may have to perform, I will not be lina. This last act prescribed no particular mode for the exceeded by any who have preceded me."
allowance of interest, which, therefore, in conformity with On motion, it was ordered that messages communicating the directions of Congress in previous cases, and with the the election of Mr. WHITE as President pro tempore, be uniform practice of the Auditor by whom the account was sent to the House of Representatives, and to the Pre-settled, was computed on the sums expended by the State sident of the United States.
of South Carolina for the use and benefit of the United Messrs. Grundy and FRELINGHUYSEX were appointed States, and which had been repaid to the State, and the on the joint committee, to wait on the President of the payments made by the United States were deducted from United States, and inform him of the readiness of the two the principal sums, exclusive of the interest; thereby Houses to receive from him any communication; and stopping future interest on so much of the principal as
After the usual resolutions respecting the supply of had been reimbursed by the payment. newspapers, &c. the Senate adjourned.
I deem it proper, moreover, to observe, that both un
der the act of the 5th of August, 1790, and that of the TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4.
12th of February, 1793, authorizing the settlement of the
accounts between the United States and the individual The sitting to-day was occupied in receiving and read States, arising out of the war of the Revolution, the ining the President's Message, (for which see Appendix) terest on these accounts was computed in conformity with of which 5000 copies were ordered to be printed. the practice already adverted to, and from which the bill
now returned is a departure. WEDNESDAY, DECEMnen 5.
With these reasons and considerations, ) return the bill
to the Senate. No business of importance was transacted to-day--the
ANDREW JACKSON. Senate remaining in session only a few minutes.
December 6, 1832.
The Message was laid on the table, and ordered to be Thursday, DECEMBER 6.
printed. Adjourned to Monday. The President laid before the Senate a communication
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. from the Secretary of the Treasury, containing the Treasury report of the state of the finances, for the year 1832;
The PRESIDENT announced to the Senate the apwhich was ordered to be printed.
pointment of the following standing committees for the
session: VETOED BILL.
On FOREIGN RELATIONS.--Messrs. Forsyth, King, Bell, The following message was received from the President Mangum, and Tomlinson. of the United States:
ON FINANCE--Messrs. Smith, Tyler, Silsbee, Johnston,
and Forsyth. WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 6, 1832.
Ox COMMENCE-Messrs. King, Dudley, Silsbee, JohnTo the Senate of the United States:
ston, and Bibb. I avail myself of this early opportunity to return to the Os MANUFACTURES--Messrs. Dickerson, Clay, Knight, Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled "An act Miller, and Seymour. providing for the final settlement of the claims of States Ox AGRICULTURE-Messrs. Seymour, Brown, Robinfor interest on advances to the United States, made during son, Waggaman, and Foot. the last war," with the reasons which induced me to wish ON MILITARY Arrains--Messrs. Benton, Troup, Kane, hold my approbation, in consequence of which it has Clayton, and Tipton. failed to become a law.
ON THE MILITIA--Messrs. Robinson, Clayton, WaggaThis bill was presented to me for my signature on the man, Clay, and Hendricks. last day of your session, and when I was compelled to Ox NAVAL AFFairs-Messrs. Dallas, Smith, Robbins, consider a variety of other bills of greater urgency to the Webster, and Bibb. public service. It obviously embraced a principle in the On Public Lands--Messrs. Kane, Tipton, Moore, allowance of interest different from that which had been Holmes, and Prentiss. nctioned by the practice of the accounting officers, or Ox PRIVATE LAND CLAIMS--Messrs. Poindexter, Nauthe previous legislation of Congress, in regard to ad- dain, Prentiss, Roggles, and Knight. ances by the States, and without any apparent grounds Os INDIAN Arfairs--Messrs. Troup, Benton, Poinfor the change.
dexter, Wilkins, and Frelinghuysen. Previously to giving my sanction to so great an exten ON CLAIMS--Messrs. Ruggles, Bell, Naudain, Brown, sion of the practice of allowing interest upon accounts and Moore,