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THE CONGRESSIONAL JOURNALS OF THE UNITED STATES

PARTI OF THE
NATIONAL STATE PAPERS OF THE UNITED STATES SERIES,

1789-1817

The Journal of

the Senate

including

The Journal of
the Executive Proceedings

of the Senate

JAMES MADISON ADMINISTRATION 1809-1817

Volume 10

FOURTEENTH CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

DECEMBER, 1816-MARCH, 1817

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Every effort has been made to locate the best preserved and most
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Printed in the United States of America.

VOLUME 10

THIRTY-NINTH SESSION

SPECIAL SESSION...

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NOTE

•The original pagination of the Legislative Journal
has been allowed to stand. For the sake of continuity
new page numbers have been added to the bottom of
the supplementary material and the Executive
Journal, and these are marked in this Table with
an asterisk.
• For the complete list of members of the Senate
together with the Executive and Judicial officers,
for the Eleventh through the Fourteenth Congresses,
please refer to Volume 1 of this series.

WILLIAM A. DAVIS
Printer of the original edition

of this volume

William A. Davis was born in New York. He was trained as a printer; and with his brother Matthew founded the printing company of M.L. & W.A. Davis in 1795. The business lasted until 1814. But at various times over those years William printed and published independently, under the imprint of William A. Davis & Co. He had a brief and rather unsuccessful experience in the New York newspaper business, printing the Chronicle Express from November 25, 1802 to January 20, 1803 and the Morning Chronicle from October 1, 1802 to January 19, 1803.

In 1815 William A. Davis moved to Washington and opened a printery. Two years later, on May 24, 1817, he joined John Brannan to form the bookselling, publishing and printing firm of Davis & Brannan. The partnership lasted until April 1818, when he and Peter Force (b. 1790) started the printing-publishing concern of Davis & Force. Peter Force was a man of exceptional publishing ability, who is deservedly revered and remembered as the editor and publisher of Tracts and Other Papers, etc. (1836-46) and the monumental, though unfinished, American Arceives (1837-53).

Davis & Force prospered and became one of the most successful establishments in the increasingly competitive graphics business in Washington. Unlike his partner, little is known of the personal life of William A. Davis apart from the record that he married Elizabeth Santford on August 18, 1798; and he died in Washington in 1826.

DUFF GREEN
Printer of the original edition of the

Executive Proceedings of the Senate (the appropriate part of which is included

as a supplement in this volume)

Duff Green was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, in 1791. He prospered as a land speculator, merchant, and lawyer in Missouri. In 1825 he moved to Washington and purchased and edited the United States Telegraph.

In 1828 he was designated to print the Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate “from the Commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress.

Duff Green wielded great influence in Democratic circles, and became a member of Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet.” He supported J. C. Calhoun in his split with Jackson; in 1832 he backed Henry Clay and thereafter stood with the Whigs. He supported the Confederacy in the Civil War, and in the post-bellum years he strove strenuously to raise capital for the revival of the South's economy. He died in Georgia in 1875.

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