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DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES;
IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS,
THE LAWS OF A PUBLIC NATURE;
WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.
TWELFTH CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION.
COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 4, 1811, TO JULY 6, 1812,
COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC MATERIALS.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.
PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1811.
tials, which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to them, and they took their seats in the Senate.
The oath was also administered to Messrs. CONDIT, CRAWFORD, GILES, GILMAN, and TAYLOR, their credentials having been read and filed during the last session.
Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled and ready to proceed to business.
Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, durpers printed in any of the States as he may choose, ing the present session, with three such newspaprovided that the same be furnished at the usual rate for the annual charge of such papers; and provided, also, that if any Senator shall choose to take any newspapers other than daily papers, he shall be supplied with as many such papers as shall not exceed the price of three daily papers. On motion of Mr. GREGG,
Resolved, That the Senate will, to-morrow, at Mary-keeper, who shall also discharge the duty of Sertwelve o'clock, proceed to a choice of a Door
WILLIAM B. GILES, from Virginia.
WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD and CHARLES TAIT, from Georgia.
JOHN POPE, from Kentucky. JOSEPH ANDERSON, from Tennessee. THOMAS WORTHINGTON, from Ohio. GEORGE M. BIBB, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Kentucky, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; GEORGE W. CAMPBELL, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, in place of JENKIN WHITESIDE, resigned; JEREMIAH B. HOWELL, appointed a Senator, for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last, by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; JOSEPH B. VARNUM, appointed a Senator by the Legisla-joint ture of the State of Massachusetts, for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last; respectively produced their creden
Mr. TAYLOR presented the memorial of Joseph Wheaton, praying remuneration for services rendered the United States in the Revolutionary war, and compensation for losses sustained therein.
A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled, and have elected HENRY CLAY, Esq., one of the Representatives from the State of Kentucky, their Speaker, and are ready to proceed to business. They have appointed a committee on their part, jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, 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 communications that he may be pleased to make to them.
The Senate concurred in the appointment of a committee on their part, agreeably to the resolution last mentioned; and Messrs. ANDERSON and GAILLARD were appointed the committee. The Senate then adjourned.