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THE

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

IN THE

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS,

AND ALL

THE LAWS OF A PUBLIC NATURE;

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

NINTH CONGRESS.

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 2, 1805, TO MARCH 3, 1807,

INCLUSIVE.

COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC MATERIALS.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.

1852.

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PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF

THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1805.

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SAMUEL L. MITCHILL, from New York.
JOHN CONDIT and AARON KITCHEL, from New
Jersey.

of March last; of AARON KITCHEL, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, to serve during the term limited by the Constitution; of TIMOTHY PICKERING, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts, for the term of six years, to commence on the 4th day of March last; of DANIEL SMITH, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, for the term of six years, from the 3d of March last; and of BUCKNER THRUSTON, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Kentucky.

The oath was administered by the President to the following Senators, as the law prescribes: Mr. BALDWIN, Mr. FENNER, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. KITCHEL, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr. SMITH, of Tennessee; also, to Mr. SUMTER, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of South Carolina, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last.

GEORGE LOGAN and SAMUEL MACLAY, from
Pennsylvania.

SAMUEL WHITE, from Delaware.
SAMUEL SMITH, from Maryland.
DAVID STONE, from North Carolina.

Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the President of the United States, and acquaint him that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that, in the absence of the Vice President, they have

THOMAS SUMTER and JOHN GAILLARD, from elected the honorable SAMUEL SMITH President South Carolina. of the Senate pro tempore.

Ordered, That the Secretary make a like communication to the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That Messrs. SUMTER and MITCHILL be a committee, on the part of the Senate, with such committee as the House of Representatives may appoint on their part, to wait on the President of the United States and notify him that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled, and ready to receive any communication that he may be pleased to make to them.

Resolved, That each Senator be supplied dur

ABRAHAM BALDWIN, from Georgia. DAVID SMITH, from Tennessee. THOMAS WORTHINGTON, from Ohio. The VICE PRESIDENT being absent, the Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tem., as the Constitution provides, and the honorable SAMUEL SMITH was appointed.

The credentials of the following Senators were read, viz:

Of ABRAHAM BALDWIN, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Georgia, for the term of six years, from the 3d day of Marching the present session with three such newspalast; of JAMES A. BAYARD, appointed a Senator pers, printed in any of the States, as he may choose, by the Legislature of the State of Delaware, for provided that the same be furnished at the usual the term of six years, from the 3d day of March rate for the annual charge of such papers. last; of JAMES FENNER, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island, for the term of six years, from the 3d day of March last; of NICHOLAS GILMAN, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire, for the term of six years, from the 3d day

Resolved, That JAMES MATHERS, Sergeant-atArms and Doorkeeper to the Senate, be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ one assistant and two horses, for the purpose of performing such services as are usually required by the Doorkeeper to the Senate; and that the sum of twenty-eight

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