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Jar. 17, 1837.)

Executive Administration.

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one, I will not desecrate the temple of our Union by any loss arising from the charges of collection, and with the attempt to deface one particle of those brilliant names loss also of interest, while the money is performing the that may cast their splendor over it. Fidelity to our own unnecessary circuit; and it would therefore be unwise. principles never can be incompatible with justice and if it is to be collected from one portion of the people, toleration for those of our opponents. I speak of this and given to another, it would be unjnst. If it is to be point not as a partisan, but as an American. I cannot given 10 the States in their corporate capacity, to bo be deterred, by the fear of being termed a flatterer, from used by them in their public expenditures, I know of no doing justice to any man. I ask gentlemen how they principle in the constitution which authorizes the Fed. can hope that the people will attend to their charges? eral Government to become such a collector for the We are told it is to inform the people of the dangers they states, nor of any principle of safety or propriety which bave passed-of the conspiracies against their liberties / admils of the States becoming such recipients of gratuity that have been exploded. Why, sir, Cicero himself from the General Government. would not have been heeded when the conspirators were “ The public revenue, then, should be regulated and deprived of all power to injure. The people of this adapted to the proper service of the General Guvern. country will not, as the hour is approaching which is to separate them from him who has for years enjoyed their These views were presented by one of the Senators bighest confidence, stand with ready ear to listen to de- from Kentucky, (Mr. Clar.] These views were sustainnunciations. Not while one spark of gratitude remains ed by the minority which were found on the deposite will they refuse to shield him.' They will be seen pro. bill of the last session; and it could not be objected to tecting him from the flames of political persecutions; they by that minority, that from those with whom they differ. will be the first to rescue him—the pairiot who has led ed in sentiment they could obtain support for the course their armies to victory and given permanency to their which they pursued. It is the pledge that we shall have Union-from the ignominy of being placed in the same aid in relieving the people from burdens of a grievous niche of immortal infamy with a Commodus or a Severus. character, and a pledge which we have a right to insist

There is one aspect in which the present discussion on being fulfilled. will be viewed with interest by the country. It is the But, sir, his opponents were not satisfied with the objections which have been raised against the coming ad. course which the President elect had pursued before the ministration. We are told that the people have no nation in a long life of political action; they were not pledge of any line of policy; that the President elect is satisfied with bis open and avowed declarations, but in untrammelled by any promises. He can sustain a tariff or every section of the country he was represented to en. an anti-tariff policy; he may be for internal improvements tertain different views, but always those which might be by the General Government, or against them; he may particularly unpopular. I will not attempt to follow the be for a national bank, or against it; for distribution, or whole train, but I cannot forego the opportunity of reagainst distribution-that upon leading political questions ferring to one of the means called into action against he is in no manner committed. What, sir! no policy him. I allude to the fact of dragging his opinions on re. promised? If there is any point on which the Presi- ligious manners into the political contest. His opponents, dent elect is not committed, ihe fault lies not with him. aware of the prejudice existing against one creed in this Not far from me is the member from Kentucky, (Mr. | country, eagerly seizeil upon it to operate with effect Williams,] who submit!ed questions of the highest im upon some portion of our citizens. We are told that portance to the country before the election. The reply the votes of States were given against him on this rea. to those queries is part of your political history. That The spirit of intolerance that spirit which bas at reply formed the chief point of attack in your presiden- all times, and in all countries, left the evidences of its tial contests. On most of the points which agitated the triumphs in the blasted happiness and withered prosper. country, the people of this country have had an ample ity of thousands, was brought into the contest. in vain exposition of ihe views of the individual who has been was the avowal of my colleague (Nr. VANDERPOEL) in elevated by their suffrages to the first office within their favor of the candidate, showing that he did not enter. power. You have, in the document to which I refer, tain certain opinions. It was insisteil, that even if he did his opinions with regard to the Bank of the United States. not entertain them, yet he had been guilty, at least, of

You have his views on the great and absorbing sub. an act which, in England, would have rendered him liaject of your public revenues, and the policy of distribu. ble to the pains and penalties of a præmunire. But even tion. When he speaks of this measure, it is but in ac in England, under an enlightened and liberal legislation, cordance, so far as results are concerned, with the opin that badge of barbarity liad been destroyed, and in his ions of a distinguished statesman, whose course is sus-country never had existed. Punishment was due for the tained by a large portion of the opponents of the admin. transgression, and the guilty must be reached through istration, and whose sentiments are given in a speech, de. the ballot-box. Sir, no language can express the deep livered some years since, in the Senate of the United humiliation with which I refer to this topic; I feel ibat in States. The Clerk of the House will read the passage in a land of freedom-that land which gave to the cause of that speech to which I refer.

civil and religious liberty a Carroll, and contains the The clerk then read as follows:

ashes of him whose pride was not alone to have been the Speaking of the public debt, he remarked: “It is so author of the Declaration of Independence, but of the near being totally extinguished that we may now safely in code to secure freedom of conscience--that there is a quire whether, without prejudice to any established polo spirit which would drive a portion of our fellow citizens icy, we may not relieve the consumption of the country from the advantages of the Government, and place them by the repeal or reduction of duties, and curtail, consid. as outcasts without the pale of your constitution. If this erably, the public revenue. In making this inquiry, the is to be the consequence of entertaining certain opin. first question which presents itself is, whether it is ex. ions, your constitution will be a mockery, your pledge pedient to preserve the existing duties, in order to ac of equality of rights is violated. Are they who have cumulate a surplus in the Treasury for the purpose of unloosed this whirlwind blind to the ravages it has elsesubsequent distribution among the several states. I where comunitted? Are they desirous of substituting think not. If the collection for the purpose of such a the war of fanaticism for the peace and charity which Burplus is to be made from the pockeis !of one por. exist at present through the country? Let them conside tion of the people, to be ultimately returned to the same er that the persecution which follows and crushes one pockets, the process would be attended with the certain sect to-Jay may turn upon another to morrow. Let


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(Jan. 17, 1837.

them not hope to be able “to check the fiery seeds this humble tribute from one who owes her t.ucb; and they have driven to the edge of the precipice,” and to justice requires that her characier should not be misrepsave themselves from dashing down into the abyss where resented. myriad; lie entombed the victims of a similar spirit! Is This debate, sir, is the announcement of a course of this the age in which such scenes are to be enacted? No, policy which the country ought fully to understand, sir; extinguish the lights of civilization and intelligence, What is the development that we have seen made! before you illumine the torch of fanaticism. Its lurid That opposition is at once to be formed to the coming glare will be lost in the blaze of freedom. Bring back administration. We are told that a war is to be waged, the days of the Vandal and the Goth, Let then the min. a war of extermination, against him who has been placed isters of savage orgies shout with joy around the tombs in power by the sacrifice of the principles of liberty. A of the dead they have violated, and with frantic exulta. war against the man is to be declared. Why not avo tion amid the blazing ruins of seminaries of learning; at at once a struggle, a "war to the knife," with the de. such a time, let the demon of persecution be unchained, mocracy? Where is the evidence of the violation of any and rush from one end of the country to the other. rights by the successful candidate? Where the proof But if we desire peace, if we seek for the exercise of that, in his triumphant march to the Capitol, he has drit: feelings of charity, we must not violate the spirit of that en his chariot with savage exultation over the mangled constitution which secures protection to all. The perse. corse of your constitution? If opposition is at once to cution of the ballot-box is but the precursor of penal be arrayed, let the country know it. I cannot believe that legislation. We must not permit the ballot-box to be he wlió sustains the coming administration must necesconverted into an engine of oppression upon any portion sarily be a "traitor to the interests of the South," as we of our countrymen. "Let it be remembered that amongst heard in this discussion. I will not admit that the Soulb, those who are denounced are those whose integrity which has but within a few short weeks past given eviand devotion to the country are not to be questioned; dence of its confidence, is at once to be marsballed in that they are your fellow.citizens, who ask for nothing opposition, and that this position is to be assumed that more than their constitutional rights, and ought not, will no matter with what purity, no matter with what patri. not, submit to less. I cannot be mistaken in my coun- otism, no matter with what success, the policy of the trymen, or our institutions, when I say that in the intel. coming administration may be distinguished, still it must ligence and the liberality which should ever distin. be paralyzed, still it must be crushed, must be annibi. guish Americans, there is a guarantee for liberty of con. lated. This I will not admit. The people will afford to science which can never be destroyed; and that Ameri- their Chief M-gistrate the same lenity and the same rule can liberty consists in freedom of opinion, freedom of they would apply to the humblest servant in the public industry, freedom of conscience.

service. They will judge of him by his acts, it will be in We have been told that the approaching administra- vain to denounce the manner in which he was electedtion will be brought into power by the vilest means; that noise could be more honorable. In vain willthey denounce it is the triumph of the New York system. I find that the success of the man—they will discover that the strogo it is the fashion of the hour to refer to that State. Her gle which has closed was not concluded by the triumph immense resources, ber natural and artificial advantages, of any man. Let me assure gentlemen it is not the triare paraded to excite a jealousy against ber interests umph of the candidate which causes the exultation which and her song. Is this the spirit in which this Union was they observe on every side. It is the triumph of the framed, or can be maintained? Why, to secure a petty true principles of your Government of the Union; it is triumph of party, is this efforl made to array section the triumph of the people. We have been told that the against section, State against State? In sorrow, not in people have been routed by the prælorian cohorts. No, anger, have I heard the charges made against that sir; gentlemen mistake the scattered and retreating State. I have witnessed the efforts to injure her fair bands. The people are not seen flying in every direcfame; but siill I look upon my native State with pride. tion. The people are not vanquished, but victorious, Not one particle of her reputation is yet tarnished. That proudly victorious. They are victors over cox binations State can look back upon the past with high satisfaction, unheard of in the annals of political warfare; victors over and look forward to the future with the brightest antici- misrepresentation; victors over prejudice; victors over pations. What, sir, has been her system? She has had principles of every nature. “The Aag of the country "a

a giant's strength, but she has used it like a giant." is still flying." Sir, I repeat the language of the gen. She stands erect in the consciousness of her sacrifices to tleman from Virginia, Mr. W 18E:] the flag of the counllie independence, the liberty of the country, and to the try is still flying. We differ, sir, as to the character of Union of these States She presents to you her Sarato. that ensign. Ti is not the dropeau blanc; not the flag 52, as her evidence of her devotion to the cause of the with a single star emblazoned on its folds; not the flag Revolution. Every point of her whole frontier is the which was seen flying on one portion of your cuast, the theatre of resistance to the invasion of a savage or a civ- signal for the advance of a hostile Acet, but the flag ilized foe. In peace, as in war, no sordid policy has which floated in triumph over Jefferson; which was seen characterized her course. I challenge genilemen to amidst the bloze of an enemy's cannon in the days of point out in the votes of her Representatives here, Madison; that flag around which have always rallied the or in the legislation of the S ate, any disposition to ele- un'errified friends of liberty; that banner is still flying; vate that Siate at the sacrifice of the rights or interesis never, I trust, never to be struck down. A01 who, si, of any section of this confederacy. Her history contains are the prætorian bands who are rushing to the rescue? not a single line for which one of her sons need blush. Look, sir, to the majority of this House; to a majority of Proud of her history, proud of her enterprise, for one, the ober branch of your Legislature; a majority of the I would, in the langurge of one who has given glory, nut people of Ibis country. You may see them rushing from only to that Stale, but to the whole confederacy, as ne granite hills of the Eust; you will find them purng soon forget the mother that gave me birih, as that down in hordes from the North. They are to be found State the trophies of whose system may be seen in the in the boundless and fertile prairies of the West, and unrivalled prosperity of her millions of inbabitants. may be seen gathering from the chivalrous South, eren The power she wield, was never exercised for oppres from the Old Dominion. On every side the yeoinarry ginn. Mighty she dias been, but none has been more of the land have been eager to rally under this labarya. mek.

To be the equil, not the superior, of her sister And yet these are the marauders, the trainbands, the Stats, has ever been her object. Gratitude demands I obedient janizaries, the prætoian cohorts, wbo sre


Abolition in the District of Columbia; a memorial from | Dana, Judah, elected from the State of Maine, to sup-
the grand jury of Washington county, 507,

ply the place of Ether Shepley, resigned, took

his seat, 79.
Alabama and Mississippi; a bill to advance a million dol. Deposite banks; a call on the Secretary of the Treasury
Jars on the two per cent, land fund of these

for certain information respecting them, 68.
States, 986; bill laid on the table.

a bill to extend the provisions of the act regula-
Allyn, Captain Francis; a bill to remunerate him for

ting public deposites, 79; referred to the Com-
conveying General Lafayette, in the year 1824,

mittee on Finance.
ordered to be engrossed, 988.

Dickins, Asbury, elected Secretary of the Senate, 6.
American Colonization Society; memorial for a charter Distribution question, on the fortification bill, 992; on a
for it, 564; memorial laid on the table, 568;

motion to strike out the second section of the
motion to take up rejected.

bill, which provided for a deposite of the sur-
Appropriation bill for the civil and diplomatic expenses

plus revenue, on the 1st January next, with
of the Government for the year 1837, read a

the several States--motion carried, 1008; the
third time and passed, 1018.

House disagreed to the above amendment; the
Appropriations for the army, navy, Indians, light-houses,

Senate insisted on it, and notified the House
&c., will be found under the several beads of

accordingly, 1021; the House insisted on its
Army, Navy, &c.

disagreement, and the Senate, after further
Arbuckle, Colonel; a bill for his relief, 991; negative

debate, adhered to its vote, by yeas and nays,

Armory bill; a bill to establish a foundry or armory in Duties, the reduction of, proposed to be referred to the
the West or Southwest, arsenals in the States

Committee on Manufactures, 70.
in which none have yet been established, and a bill for the remission of duties on goods destroy-
depots for arms in certain States and Territo.

ed by fire at the late conflagration in New
ries, was ordered to be engrossed, 800; and

York, 847; ordered to a third reading, and

Belgium; a bill from the House, respecting the duties on Expunging the journal; notice given by Mr. Benton of
Belgian vessels and their cargoes, was consid-

bis intention of renewing bis motion for this
ered and ordered to its third reading, 800; bill

purpose at an early day, 4; resolution intro-
passed, 806.

duced, 128; taken up, 380, 428; agreed to,
Books, on the distribution of; a resolution for distribu.

504; and the journal was expunged accord-
ting the American State Papers among the new

Senators, 725; laid on the table.

Extra session of the Senate, 1035.
sor committee rooms, a resolution for supplying, Falmouth and Alexandria railroad; a bill to aid the com-
laid on the table, 1010.

pany to construct their road within the District
Burning of the public buildings; a bill to alter and amend

of Columbia; the bill was ordered to its third
the act for the punishment of certain crimes

reading, 1021; and passed.
against the United States was considered and Foreign emigrants; a memorial from sundry inhabitants
ordered to a third reading, 802; bill passed,

of the State of New York, in relation to Cath-

olic emigrants, referred, 533.
Cherokee Indians; à memorial froin 2,500 Indians, east Fortifications, a bill making appropriations for, 779, 794;
and west of the Mississippi, remonstrating

ordered to a third reading, 1008; bill lost by
against a treaty ratified at the last session, as

the disagreement of the two Houses on an
fraudulent, laid on the table, 1010.

amendment, 1034.
Choctaw reservations; a bill to adjust certain claims to French and Neapolitan indemnities; a bill to anticipate
reservations of land under the 14th article of

the payment of stipulated indemnities, 513; or-
the treaty of 1830, 852; the bill was laid over;

dered to a third reading and passed, 1009.
or lered to be engrossed, 872; and afterwards Goldsborough, Robert H., from Maryland; his death an-

nounced by his colleague, Mr. Kent, 3.
Coal; petitions praying for a duty on this article, 19. Hall's rifle; a bill to remunerate Captain Jolin Il. Hall
Commerce and navigation; yearly statement to be made

for improvements in firearms, 988; bill Jaid on
at the commencement of every session of Con-

the table, 991.
gress, by Secretary of the Treasury, 5; agreed Harbors; a bill making appropriations for certain bar-

bors, and for removing obstructions at the
Copy-rights to foreigners; an address from a number of

mouths of rivers, 1014; ordered to a third
British authors on the subject, 670; the memo-

reading, 1015; and passed.
rial was laid on the table and ordered to be Inauguration of President Van Buren, a committee of

arrangements appointed for, 992.
Courts of United States, a memorial praying for a build- Indian appropriation bill for 1837, 893; ordered to a
ing for, at Philadelphia, 325.

third reading, and passed.
Cumberland road; a bill for the continuation of the Cum-Johnston, Colonel Philip, the petition of the heirs of, 123.

berland road in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, 802; | Kinnard, Mr., a Representative from Indiana; a token of
ordered to a third reading, 807. (See Road

mourning io be worn for thirty days to his mem-


to, 18.

ory, 7.

Land; Mr. Clay's bill for dividing the proceeds of the Pierce, Franklin, elected a Senator from New Hamp.
public lands amongst the several States, 20.

shire for six years from the 4th of March next;
Mr. Clay's bill reported by the select committee

Mr. Hubbard presented his credentials, 872.
to whom it was referred, with an amendment Pilots, a bill concerning, read a third time and passed,
striking out the whole, excepting the enacting

clause, and changing its object, 204, 377, 419, Post Office; an inquiry instituted into the cause of the
512, 529, 534, 557, 667, 671, 692, 701, 726,

destruction of the late General Post Office
75.); the bill passed, 777.

building, 19.
frauds; a resolution calling on the Secretary of Department; a bill to give security to correspond-
thie Treasury for information on this subject,

ence between the United States and foreign

countries, providing for additional clerks, and
a cession of the public land; a bill introduced to

for the erection of a new building, was ordered
eflect the object, 739, 780; laid on the table,

to be engrossed, and subsequently passed, 1009.

President's annual message received, (see Appendix,) 3.
laws and decisions; resolutions calling on the Sec message in relation to a communication between
retary of the Treasury and Secretary of the

the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, 343.
Senate to furnish information on these sub. message in relation to Mexico and Texas, 524.
jects, 967; agreed to.

letter to Mr. Calhoun, in reference to a speech
Lowrie, Walter, resigns bis office of Secretary of the

made by that gentleman, in wbich he charges
Senze, 5.

those in power with speculating in the public
Light-houses; a bill making appropriations for light-

lands, 753.
houses, light-boats, &c., for the year 1837, or message convening an extra session of the Senate,
dered to be engrossed, 1009; and afterwards


President and Vice President, a joint committee appoint-
Mckinley, John, elected as a Senator for Alabama, from

e:1 for counting the votes for, 617, 698, 777.
the 4th of March next; his credentials present. Revenue, a bill for the reduction of, introduced, 569.
ed by Mr. King, 204.

Road bill; a bill making appropriations for the repair
McCartney, John; a bill for his relief ordered to be en.

and construction of certain roads, (including
grossed, 986.

the Cumberland road,) ordered to a third read-
Madison's writings; a letter from the President in rela-

ing and passed, 1019.
tion to a purchase and publication of them, 4; Scott, General; resolution calling on the President for a
the report of the committee was taken up for

copy of the proceedings of the late court of in-
consideration, 849; and ordered to a third read.

quiry at Frederick, in relation to the Florida
ing; discussed and passed, 872.

war, 840; referred to the Committee on Mili-
Marine corps; resolution instructing the Committee on

tary Affairs, 846.
Naval Affairs to inquire into the construction Senators, a list of, 2.
of the act of June, 1834, &c., 535.

Sick and disabled seamen; a resolution calling on the Sec.
Meade, Richard W., a bill for the relief of the executrix

retary of the Treasury for information as to the
of, 557; bill passed, 846.

cost of erecting hospitals for relief of seamen,
Mexico, a message of the President in relation to inju.

ries sustained from the Government of, 723. Slave property, foreign aggression mpon; a resolution
and United States; a report of the Committee on

calling on the President for information in regard
Foreign Relations on the subject, 854; order-

to the authorities of Bermuda having committed
ed to be printed, 857; taken up, 982; and re-

aggression on a Southern vessel freighted with
port concurred with, 986.

slaves, and driven by distress into that port, 725.
Michigan; a message from the President stating its read. Spence, John, S., elected a Senator from Maryland, to
iness for admission into the Union, 128.

supply the place of the late Mr. Goldsborougt;
a bill to admit the State of Michigan into the

his credentials presented by his colleague, Mr.
Union introduced, 167, 204; considered and

Kent, 360; re-elected for six years from the 4 h
passed, 325.

of March next, 981.
Messrs. Norvell and Lyon, her Senators, were Standing committees appointed, 6, 7.

qualified, and took their seats, 550, 563. Steam boiler bill ordered to a third reading, 777; and
Military appropriation bill taken up, 795; passed, 798.

afterwards passed.
Military establishment of the United States; a bill to in- Surplus revenue; a bill to renew in part the deposite bill
crease it, and for other purposes, ordered to

of the last session, introduced, 376.
its third reading, 797; bill passed, 840. Tariff; a bill reducing the duties on certain imported ar-
Mint bill; a hill supplemental to the act for establishing

ticles; the bill taken up and considered, 872.
a mint and regulating the coins, 226; ordered Texas, a message from the President respecting, 104.
to a third reading, 327; and afterwards pass a proposition for acknowledging as an independ.

ent State, 360, 797; postponed, 986; resolu-
National bank in New York; a memorial from the Board

tion agreed to, 1013.
of Trade in favor of such an institution, 418, a motion made to reconsider the above vote, and

negatived, 1019.
Naval service, a bill making appropriations for, for the Treasury circular; a resolution offered for its repeal, S,
year 1837, ordered to a third reading, 1014;

21, 70, 89, 104, 128, 172, 327, 360, 533, 577,
and subsequently passed.

619, 636, 778; bill passed, 778.
Nourse, Joseph; report of ihe Committee of Claims in Unexpended appropriations; a motion to print a doce-
his case, 645.

ment lately received from the Treasury Depart-
Order, points of, 707, 708.

ment on this subject, 150; agreed to, 167.
Patent Office; an inquiry instituted into the extent of the United States courts, (see Courls.)
loss lately sustained by fire, 21.

Vice resident, retirement of, and bis address on the oc.
a bill supplementary to the act for the improve.

casion, 617.
ment of the useful arts, 795; ordered to be en thanks of the Senate for his impartiality, dignity,
grossed, 797; and afterwards passed.

and ability, in the chair, 635.

Vice President pro tempore, Mr. King elected, 618; his Yeas and nays, on armory bill, 800.
address on taking the chair.

on the bill to amend the act for the punishment of
Richard M. Jubinson elected by the Senate Vice certain crimes against the United States, 802,
President of the United States for four years,

commencing on the 4th March, 1837, no elec on the Cumberland road bill, 807.
tion having been made by the college of elect bill to increase the military establishment, 810.
ors, 738; lis letter of grateful acknowledg. bill for relief of the executrix of R.'W. Meade,
ment of his election, 779; takes his oath of of.

fice, enters on the duties of President of the report of committee on Mr. Madison's writings,
Senate, and delivers an address, 1035.

Volunteers; a bill to make compensation to the Kentucky reduction of the tariff, 874, 884, 959, 965, 966,
and Tennessee volunteers who were discharged

975, 981.
without being called into service, considered, United States and Mexico, 985.
and ordered to a third reading, 807.

on recognising the independence of Texas, 986,
Yeas and nays, on referring the bill to extend the provis-

ions of the act regulating public deposites, 89.

on the bill to advance a million of dollars on the
the admission of Michigan, 267, 293, 294, 325.

two per cent. land fund of Alabama and Missis-
Treasury circular; 376, 563.

sippi, 986.
expunging resolution, 504.

on a motion lo strike out the 2ů section of the
land bill, 557, 661, 662, 666, 667, 668, 669, 692,

fortification bill, which provided for a deposito
693, 694, 695, 696, 706, 727,728,729,736,777.

of the surplus l'u venue, on the 1st of January
taking up the memorial of the American Coloni-

next, with the several States, 1006; the House
zation Society for a charter, 636.

disagred to this amendment, and insisted on
abolition in the District of Columbia, 711, 723,

its disagreement, and the Senate adhered, by
724, 739.

yeas and nays, 1034.
on the bill for ceding the public lands, 753, 794. French and Neapolitan indemnity bill, 1009.
on the bill to designate the kind of funds receiva harbor bill, 1014.
ble for the public revenue, 778.

general appropriation bill, 1018.
on the fortification bill, 779, 794, 795.

road bill, 1019.
taking up the resolution proposing to recognise on the bill to aid the Falmouth and Alexandria
the independence of Texas, 797.

Railroad Company, 1021.



gan, 278.

Bayard, Mr., Delaware, on the admission of Michigan, Black, Mr., Mississippi, on bill for the relief of the ex-

ecutrix of R. W. Meade, 846.
expunging resolution, 458, 724.

Choctaw reservations of land, 852, 872.
land bill, 561, 660.

Captain Hall's improved rifle, 991.
abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, Brown, Mr., North Carolina, on the admission of Michi.

711, 713, 714.
bill for the improvement of the useful arts, 796. abolition in the District of Columbia, 508, 510.
Choctaw reservations of land, 853, 872.

land bill, 667.
Benton, Mr., Missouri, bis call for annual statements in bill for the cession of the public lands, 741.
relation to commerce and navigation, 5.

reduction of the tarill, 911, 914, 915.
Treasury circular, 21, 104, 533, 534, 578, 778.

distribution question, 998.
expunging resolution, 128, 380, 485, 505, 506. Buchanan, Mr., Pennsylvania, on the admission of Mich-
the admission of Michigan, 128, 172, 246.

igan, 169, 171, 235, 310.
unexpended appropriations, 150, 155, 159, 167. building for United States courts at Philadelphia,
the land bill, 378, 379, 550, 556, 681, 731, 733.

325, 326.
French and Neapolitan indemnities, 517.

the land bill, 378, 379, 559, 560, 561, 693, 731.
distribution of books, 726.

expunging resolution, 440.
bill for ceding the public lands, 750, 792.

French and Neapolitan indemnities, 521, 523.
the fortification bill, 779.

marine corps, 535.
the armory bill, 798.

American Colonization Society, 566, 567, 568.
bill to compensate the Kentucky and Tennessee copy-rights to foreigners, 671.
volunteers, 807.

abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, 709.
bill to increase the military establishment, 809, bill for ceding the public lands, 792.
828, 810.

bill for promoting trade with Belgium, 800, 805,
on the late court of inquiry on General Scott,

841, 842.

bill to amend the act for the punishnient of cer.
reduction of tariff, 881, 902, 939, 966.

tain crimes against the United States, 801, 802.
distribution question, 1001.

report on the relations between United States
supplying the committee rooms with certain

and Mexico, 854, 982, 983.
books, 1010.

reduction of the tarist, 873, 880, 948, 961.
Black, Mr., Mississippi, on the Treasury circular, 376, distribution question, 1003.

recognising the independence of Texas, 1012,
land bill, 662, 681, 728, 731.


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