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THE

2208

CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE.CH

CONTAINING

SKETCHES OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.

BLAIR AND RIVES, EDITORS.

THIRD SESSION----VOLUME VII.

CITY OF WASHINGTON:

PRINTED AT TUE GLOBE OFFICE, FOR THE EDITORS.

1839.

hee. Obril 2,1903

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went the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Abolitionists. Memorial of the citizens of the District of Columbia remon-
Strating against the course of the, and debate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - 177

Abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, and against the admission

of any new State into the Union whose constitution tolerates
slavery. Petitions for the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 127, 173,207,208, 234

Joint resolution of the Legislature of Vermont against the annexa-
tion of Texas to the Union, and for the, and debate....... ... 109

See Slavery.

Adams, John Q. of Massachusetts. His communication to the President of

the Senate, enclosing copies of the Memoirs and Writings of Gene-

à. o at the request of Geo. Washington Lafayette and
amily. . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - -

Agriculture.”Reports from the committee on........................g5,331
Alabama. See Land Titles—Land Claims.
Bill to establish an additional land district in..... 18, 19, 22, 27, 37

Bill to relinquish to the State of, the 2 per cent fund reserved
by the act providing for her admission into the Union, to be
applied to the making of roads leading to said State, 26, 48, 63

68, 69
Bill to reorganize the district courts of the United States o o
, 145
Bill to relinquish the reversionary interest of the United States
to a certain reservation in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Alabama, Florida and Georgia Railroad Company. Bill for the benefit of
the (see railroad iron).................. - - - - - - - - - ... 22, 26, 186, 159
Alexander, Mira. Bill for the relief of............ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 202, 207

Allen, William, of Ohio, ... 1, 26, 47,63, 68, S1, 103, 106, 109, 126, 141, 149, 173,
188, 190, 196, 199, 200, 206, 210,234, 338, 245, 247, 248
Resolutions submitted by. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 103, 196, 199,238
His remarks on the civil and diplomatic bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
His remarks on the bill to incórporate the Washington Male Or-
phan Asylum and Manual Labor School... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Appropriations, bills, &c. To complete certain military roads in Arkansas, 19, 22
For the support of the Penitentiary of the District of Co-

lumbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - 19, 22, 48, 193, 107
For the purchase of a site for a magazine and keeper's
house in the City of Washington ..... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19, 22
For the completion of certain roads begun by the United
States in the State of Michigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 22, 25
For the continuation of the Cumberland road, in the States
of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. . . . . . . . 26, 38,63, 132, 133, 136

For the erection of a free bridge across the Eastern Branch
of the Potomac, City of Washington. . . . . . . . .33, 36, 136, 200
In §§ for the support of the Government for the years
1838 and 1839, and debate. . . . . . . 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 59
For the improvement of the harbor of Milwaukee, in the
Territory of Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
For the support of the army for the year 1839...... 193,230, :

For certain military and geographical surveys. . . . . . . . . . . . 207
For the naval service for the year 1839 . . . . . . 207,218, 221, 225
For the erection of public buildings in Florida...... . . . . ... 208
For light-houses, light boats, beacons and buoys....... 221, 226

For the protection of the northern and northeastern frontier, 234,
238
For the suppression of Indian hostilities for the year 1839,234,
235

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Bill to authorize the inhabitants of a certain township in, to
surrender their school section, and enter other land in lieu
thereof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 49, 52, 92, 221, 226

Bill to authorize the location of pre-emption certificates given
by the Register of the Public F. at Batesville, on any
public lands in that State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 92,221, 226

Bill in relation to certain railways in the State of............. 140

Army. An * making appropriations for the support of the, for the year

839

Arkansas.

39. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 193,230, 234
Arts. Bill in addition to the act to promote the useful............ 15, 202,205
Awards. Bill allowing equitable commissions to agents for persons in
whose favor awards have been made under treaties with foreign
powers, and which have been retained in the Treasury in pay-
inent of debts due the United States........... ... . . . . . .81, 218, 221
B.
Banks. See Wisconsin.

Mr. Tallmadge's resolution proposing to select State, as deposito-

ries of the Government funds.... . . . . . . . . . • - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 141
Bank of Columbia. Sce Abatement of Suits.
of the United States. See Rives—Treasury.

Bankrupts. Bill for the relies of parties interested in the unsettled estates
of persons proceeded against as.......... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .221
Baron, Com. James. The petition of... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - 18
Bayard, Richard H., of Delaware, 1, 2, 3, 19, 29, 110, 125, 126, 127, 129, 133, 162,
164, 200, 207,210, 214, 221
Benton, Thomas H., of Missouri ... 18, 29, 30, 33, 36, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48,49,
51, 63,68, 69,81, 92, 95, 97, 98, 103, 107, 110, 111, 112, 114, 127, 128,
130, 133, 136, 138, 140,141,142, 143, 145, 148, 149, 157, 158, 159, 162,
164, 172, 174, 181, 189, 193, 199, 200, 202, 201, 205, 207,210, 214, 216,
225, 229, 234, 235, 237,238, 240, .45, 216, 247

Resolutions submitted by...... ... .36, 49, 51, 92, 98, 102, 208, 225, 237
His remarks on the bill to postpone the fourth lista'ment of the 'e-
posites with the States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
His remarks on the bill graduating and reducing the price of the
public lands. . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 63, 98, 110, 112, 114
His report on said bill.......... . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36
His remarks on the civil and diplomatic bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 44, 45, 47

His remarks on the salt duties, and proposition to print certain
documents relating to salt. ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 82, 83, 85
His remarks on presenting the petition of Helena America Ves-
- p o p
pucci, of Florence, descendant of the celebrated Americus Ves-

puccius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
His resolution relating to the disposition of to proceeds from the
public lands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143, 153

His remarks in relation to a certain debate on the compromise act,
and the letter of the Hon. Mahlon Dickerson, detailing a history
of that act, and the debate upon the same. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182, 183

His remarks on the bill giving the President of the United State,
additional powers for the defence of the United Sta'es, in contain
cases, against invasion... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*

His remarks on the civil and diplomatic bill, and on the propo
tion to strike out the appropriation to the Documentary History

of the Revolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237, 925
His remarks on the resolution for the distribution of the Madison
Papers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 246,247, 218

Bequest. See Smithson, James.
Bills reported 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 29,33,36, 37,42, 48.49, 51, 52, 5S,61,
63, 67,68, 69, 81, 92, 95, 97, 99. 103, 107, 112, 113, 120, 125, 127, 129, 132,
136, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 149, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161,162, 164, 168,
172, 174, 176, 179, 180, 182, 188, 190, 193, 196, 197, 199,202, 205, 207,208,
210, 214, 216, 221, 225, 229
Bills passed. .20, 22, 37, 50, 59, 68, 69,70, 92, 103,107,110, 127, 129, 136, 139,
i41, 143, 146, 159, 164, 168, 174, 177, 179, 194, 197, 199, 202,205, 209, 210,
214, 216, 221,226, 230, 235, 228, 245

Bills rejected...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 37, 176,200,205, 207,221
Blair and Rives elected printers to the Senate...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... 226
Bonds. See Debenture Bonds.

Bounty Land. Bill to set apart a certain quantity of land on the western
borders of Arkansas as, for those who shall engage in
the defence of the western frontier... ............... 18, 92

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