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SENATE.]

Land Bill.

[Arril 25, 1836.

was recommended by the Executive three months ago, purchase by the United States. He believed the docwhen the estimates were sent from the Department 10 trines of the Chief Magistrate were correct. They the committee of the House of Representatives. If the were not called on to decide the question whether reve. Executive shall be thus unsteady and wavering in its nue arising out of all sources was constitutionally subrecommendations, its wishes would not be much regard. ject to a general distribution. Had they not the power, ed in any vote he (Mr. H.) should give.

he asked, to correct the mistakes of the Government in [Mr. SOUTHARD baving explained that the estimates collecting the revenues! Suppose, said he, you estidiffering from those of the House resulted from a mate fifteen millions as the amount necessary for the changed view of the importance of the navy, and said expenses of Government, and when you come to collect they were derived from the commissioners of the navy-) it, it amounts to seventeen millions, must you let those

Mr. HILL continued: He would not regard commu two millions be locked up for ever? Or have you the nications coming from a subordinate bureau of any De power to correct the mistake by returning the excess partment, as executive recommendations; he could not, to the people from whom it comes? In cases where knowing their sentiments in relation to the Chief Magis. the Government took from an individual more money trate, take the recommendations of the navy commission than was due from him, where, he asked, did they get ers as bis guide.

the power to refund? They had the power to assess The hour of one o'clock having arrived, Mr. CAL and collect taxes, and to pay him out of it. It would HOUN moved to lay the bill on the table, for the pur be thought strange if one man, in settling with another, pose of taking up the special order; which motion was should not have the power to correct mistakes; and agreed to: Ayes 16, noes 11.

why should not the Government have the same power LAND BILL.

as individuals. He agreed with the President, that The bill to distribute the nett proceeds of the sales of exercised. But the question is, said he, whose money

where a doubt of the power existed it ought not to be the public lands among the States, and for granting lands

is it you have got in your Treasury? You don't know who to certain Stales, was ihen taken up as the special order

you received it from, and therefore cannot return it to of the day; when

its proper owners. All the public lands were acquired Mr. WHITE said the circumstances with which we

either by deeds of cession or by purchase. The deed were now surrounded were not only novel, but were

of cession from Virginia in 1784 contained an express different from those of former times when a debt was

provision that these funds were to be applied for Die due by the nation, and no money in the Treasury be.

benefit of all the States in the Union, or that should yond the sum necessary to meet the ordinary expenses

thereafter be admitted. of the Government. Now the nation owed not one cent,

But it was said this deed was maile before the new and the Treasury was full to overflowing. In this state

confederation, and before which each State contributed its of things, alter satisfying every ordinary demand on the

proportion to the support of the Government. Suppose, Government, every man supposed a surplus would be

said he, that form of Government had continued, and lest. For the distribution of this surplus, various pro

the national debt had been paid off, and it had acquired jects had been offered, and this among the rest. He

a surplus, as it has now. In that case, he asked, what had compared this one with each of the others, with a

became of the question, what shall be done with the view to make a selection of that one which he conceived surplus revenue?' They could dispose of it only by dismost advantageous to the country. The question arose,

tributing it on the same principle by which it was paid has Congress the power to make this distribution? !f in. If ihey were obliged to appropriate, as other ap. it had not, then the inquiry into the expediency or polipropriations, that was another matter, in which the cy was useless. Some years ago it was foreseen that

question of distribution was not involved. there would be a surplus; and, if he was not mistaken,

It had been objected that, in making a distribution the President had made a communication in relation to

among all the States, they would include the grantor as it. The Secretary of the Navy, (Mr. Dickerson,) when

well as the other States. If his views were correct, in Congress, hud made a report on the subject in 1825

they would not only have the right to make appropria'26, from which he read extracts to show the great ad.

tions as trustees, but it was their bounden duty, under vantages he (Mr. D.) thought would result from an

the old confederation, to return the excess to the States. equitable distribution of the revenue for purposes of edu

He cited a clause in the sixih article of the constitution cation and internal improvements, which report, Mr. to show that a change of Government was not intended W. said, was not confined to the revenue from one

to change the relative rights of any of the States, but source or another, but embraced the whole revenue,

that they stood in the same situation as before; and also and that it even recommended a distribution of a por cited authorities to show that Congress had clearly the tion of the revenue in anticipation of the gradual ex

power over the fund arising from the public lands. Al tinguishment of the national debt; and asserted that it

though they had a general power to collect taxes, yet would relieve Congress from a great source of unneces that power was necessarily limited to the objects for sary legislation. When the present Chief Magistrate which it was given. If, by giving a section of land along came into power, so far as he knew in the section of

a line of canal, it would increase the value of the rest, country in which he lived, it found very considerable nobody would doubt the power of Congress to do so. favor among the mass of the people. He quoted the But it was said that Louisiana and, Florida were pur. recommendation of the President to distribute the sur.

chased. How were the lands in these new States ac. plus revenue in a ratio of representation among the quired? By the avails of the public lands, which ena. States, and that, if there were any constitutional doubts,

bled the Government to purchase more lands; and these to apply to the legitimate source, the States, for their newly acquired lands in Louisiana and Florida would be removal. He cited the report of the Secretary of the decreed in a court of chancery to be held, as the other Treasury (Mr. McLane) in 1831, in favor of the con lands were held, in trust by the Government. With this stitutional power of Congress over the revenue from view of the subject, bis mind was clearly settled down public lands, to appropriate them to the purposes of that Congress had the power to distribute the surplus education and internal improvement. No distinction revenue from the public lands. But it was said that, was observed in the message of the President. But the after all the appropriations were made, there would be Secretary of the Treasury saw difficulties ahead, and only four or five hundred thousand dollars to dispose of. scized upon it, and suggested how it should be met by Insetiling this question, le doubted the propriety of going

INDEX TO TIIE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.

Abolition of slavery; (see Slavery.)

Colonization Society; a petition from citizens of Ken.
Adjournment, resolution for fixing the day of, taken up,

tucky, recommending the society to the favor-
962; adopted, 981.

able notice of Congress, 1901.
day of adjournment fixed for the 4th of July, 1780. Columbia, District of, a bill for the relief of the several
Alabama; a bill for the better organization of the dis-

cities, 466, 964; taken up, 1449; passed, 1453.
trict court of thal State, 13.

Documentary History of; a resolution authorizing
pre-emption rights; a report on the memorial of the

the Secretary of the Senate to collect and pub-
Legislature of that State, 721.

lish such a work, 498; referred.
and Mississippi five per cent. fund; a bill to carry resolution to authorize the commissioner to rent
into effect the compacts of, 1458; passed.

out the public grounds, &c., 1154.
resolution authorizing the President to cause Committees, standing; the Senate proceeded to their
rations to be issued to supply sufferers from

election by ballot, 11.
Indian hostilities, 1537; laid on the table, 1593. Congress; a resolution proposing that the Judiciary Com.
Alexandria; memorial on the financial condition of that

mittee inquire into the expediency of fixing, by
town, 46.

law, the commencement and close of every ses-
Appropriation bill for the civil and diplomatic expenses sion of Congress, 42; agreed to, 45.

of the Government for the year 1836; read a bill to appoint a day for the annual meeting of
twice, and referred, 1249; taken up, 1399;

Congress, 1649; passed.
passed.

above bill returned, vetoed by the President, as
Appropriations for the navy for 1836, 1278; taken up,

conflicting with the constitution, 1757.
1296; passed.

the subject taken up, 1859, 1878; bill rejected.
Appropriations for the army for 1836, 1413; read three a bill to fix a day for the annual meeting of Con-
times, and passed.

gress, 1880; indefinitely postponed, 1908.
Indian department, 1458; passed, 1739.

Constitution; a resolution to amend it, so as to provide
to carry into effect certain Indian treaties, 1928;

for a distribution of surplus revenue, 52.
passed.

Constitutional currency; a bill to re-establish the curren-
Arkansas, a message from the President, with the pro.

cy of the constitution, 1745.
ceedings of a convention in that Territory, to Cumberland road; a report from the Secretary of War,
form a constitution, 782.

on the construction of the road in Indiana and
a bill to provide for the admission of Arkansas

Ulinois, 34..
into the Union, 934; passed, 1056.

a bill to continue the road as proposed, 390; ta-
do, in addition to the above act, 1577; passed.

ken up, 615; passed, 811.
Army of the United States, resolutions respecting, 386. a bill making an appropriation for do., 4633.
do. for the religious instruction of, 391.

Custom-house officers, a report from the Treasury De-
bill to increase the military peace establishment,

partment concerning, 34.
1657; rejected, 1757 ; passed, 1854.

Dade, Major, petition in favor of, referred, 613.
Armories, arsenals, &c.; a bill to establish them, 1882; Dauphin, Pennsylvania, memorial; (see Free negroes.)
passed,

Delence of the frontiers; a bill reported to accept the
Bayard, the Hon. Richard, from Delaware, took his seat

services of volunteers, 1385.
in the place of Mr. Naudain, resigned, 1848. Delaware breakwater; a bill making additional appropri-
Bennett, Caleb P., the memorial of citizens of Delaware,

ations for it, 1928; passed.
praying for his pension to be continued to his Deposite bauks; a motion to print extra copies of the Sec-
widow, 1642.

retary of the Treasury's statement of their af.
Bond and Douglass, Colonels, a bill for the relief of the

fairs, 839; agreed to, 847.
legal representatives of their widows, 1250; District banks; a joint resolution in relation to them, 63.
passed, 1254.

a bill to extend the charters of, 1577; passed,
Bourtoulin Count a resolution authorizing the purchase

1720.
of his library; rejected, 1694.

Duties on imports; a bill to repeal the duty on certain ar-
Braban, John; report of the Secretary of the Treasury,

ticles, 704.
in answer to a resolution on the subject of mo. wines; a bill to suspend so much of the discrimi-
ney paid by the legal representatives of the

nating act as relates to the Portuguese islands,
late General Bralan, to the United States dis.

&c., 1123.
trict attorney, 1898.

imporís; a bill to amend the several acts imposing
Bullion for the mint; a bill to supply the mint with bul.

duties on imports, 1287.
lion, 1090.

Electioneering agents; a resolution calling on the Secre-
Carey & Lea's History of Congress; a joint resolution

lary of War for information as to the office
proposing a subscription for it, 614; referred.

held by B. F. Curry, in the Cherokee nation,
Catlett, Charles J., a bill for his relief; passed, 1872.

178.
Chaplain, Rev. Mr. Higbee elected, 42.

Executive patronage; (see Officers.)
Choctaw lands; a resolution proposing to suspend ihe Expunging resolution; notice given that it would shortly
sales of these lands, 1412.

be called up, 722; taken up, 877; again, 1593;
reservations; (see Pre-emption claims.)

laid on the table, 1598.
treaty; a bill for adjustingc ertain claims under Florida post roads; a joint resolution authorizing the es-
the 14th article of the treaty of Dancing Rab-

tablishment of certain post roads, 613.
bit creek, 1936; laid on the table.

railroad; a bill to authorize it to run through the
1

public lands, 664; passed.

pers, 1378.

Florida war, a bill making further appropriations for, | Lands; to appropriate, for a limited time, the proceeds of
1299; passed.

land sales, 48; motion to take it up, 810; con-
banks; a resolution instructing the Judiciary Com-

sideration resumed, 1172; ordered to be en.
mittee to inquire into the character and condi.

grossed, 1313.
tion of the banking institutions, 1447.

the committee on, moved to be discharged from
a bill prohibiting the incorporating of banks in

certain petitions for rights of pre-emption, &c.,
Florida, without the sanction of Congress, &c.

303.
also, resolution on the subject; both passed, 1863. two bills on the subject of pre-emption rig!is, 836.
Foreign relations; a letter of Mr. Clay, chairman of the a bill to reduce and graduale the price of public
committee on this subject, to the Secretary of

lanıls, 1028.
State, with his reply, laid on the table, and or resolution authorizing the payment of the ex-
dered to be printed, 464.

penses incurred by the committee of last Con.
Foreign paupers; a resolution in relation to foreign pau-

gress, in their investigation of certain frauds,

1199.
Fortification on Lake Champlain; a resolution proposing a bill to change the mode of conducting the sales
the survey of a site for the work, 614.

of the public lands, 1697; postponed indefinite-
Fortification bill taken up, 592, 1428; passed, 1592.

ly, 1870.
from the House, reported with amendments, 1877; Land Office; a bill to reorganize the General Land Office,
passed.

1676.
France and the United States; (see United States.) Lake Champlain; resolution directing the Secretary of
Free negroes; a memorial from Dauphin county, Penn-

War to cause a survey to be made for a fortifi.
sylvania, praying for an appropriation to re-

calion, 1199.
move such to Africa, 442.

Library of Count Bourtoulin; a resolution directing the
French affairs; sundry resolutions proposed and adop!ed,

Library Committee to inquire into tne expedi-
calling on the President for information in rela.

ency of purchasing il, 578; agreed to.
tion to them, 366.

Lieber, Professor; his memorial in relation to his statisti-
French and Neapolitan indemnities; a bill to anticipate

cal work, 1198.
their payment, 1881; negatived, 1832. Light-houses; a bill making appropriations for them,
Frigate Philadelphia, a bill to reward the recaptors of,

1930.
1647; passed.

Louisville and Portland canal, a bill to authorize the
Globe newspaper, Mr. Webster's complaints against,

United States to purchase the private stock of,
1693.

1569.
Grant, Joseph; a bill to extend his patent right for ma. Lowrie, Walter, Esq., re-elected Clerk of the Senate, 8.
king bat bodies, 1864; passed, 1910.

McCartney, John; a bill for his relief, 934; passed.
Haight, Stephen, re-elected assistant doorkeeper, 8. Madison, James, his death announced, by a message
Hale, Captain Nathan; a memorial from the citizens of

from the President, 1911; resolutions of respect
New Haven, praying that a monument may be

to bis memory, 1914.
erected to his memory, 323.

Mail contracts; resolution instructing the Post Office
Harbor bill, for the improvement of certain harbors, &c.,

Committee to inquire into ihe expediency of
1383; taken up, 1930; passed, 1935.

authorizing contracts to be made with railroad
Hemp, a resolution proposing a duty on all imported,

companies, 847.
1397.

Maine boundary; resolutions of the Legislature of Massa-
Hill, Hon. Isaac, the resignation of his seat, 1616.

chuseus, in relation thereto, 958.
Hospitals on the Ohio river; a memorial of the General Maine resolutions, on the subject of abolition, 1109.

Assembly of Indiana on this subject, 56. Manning, the llon. Richard J., his death announced,
Hull, Commodore Isaac; a bill for his relief, 58.

1384.
Incendiary publications; a proposition for referring the Marine corps, a bill to regulate and increase the pay of
subject to a select committee, 26; agreed to, 33.

its officers, 1877.
report of the committee, accompanied by a bill to Marshall, Humphrey; an unfavorable report of the Com-
prevent the circulation of such publications,

mittee on Pensions was moved to be recon-
383; bill taken up, 1093.

sidered, 1780; reconsidered, 1854; and the re-
a bill prohibiting postmasters from transmitting

port of the committee concurred in.
incendiary publications, 1374; taken up, 1675; Massachusetts claims, a joint resolution respecting, 464.
rejected, 1737.

Meade, Richard W., a bill for the settlement of the
Indian claims, speculations in; a memorial from Missis-

claim of his executrix; passerl, 1872.
sippi, 100.

Melville, David; a petition complaining of his removal
hostilities; a bill for suppressing them, 103; passed,

from office, 1177.
291.

Metropolis Bank; a memorial for a recharter thereof,
appropriations; a bill making appropriations for

58.
the expenses of the Indian department; (see Mexico; a bill to carry into effect the treaty with that
Appropriations.)

Power, 1427; passed.
Insolvent debtors, a report from the Treasury Depart. Michigan applies for admission as a State, in a message
ment concerning, 34.

from the President, 5.
Journals, a resolution to inquire into the expediency of credentials from its Senators presented, 6; ques.
providing proper measures for the safe keeping

tion considered, 8, 36; agreed 10, 41.
of, 970; laid on the table, 977.

memorial asking to be admitted into the Union
Judiciary; a bill supplementary to the act to amend the

presented, 282; referred to the committee on
judicial system of the United States, 59; passed,

the Michigan matters, 290.
65.

bill for the admission of Michigan into the Union,
Kane, Hon. Elias K., from Illinois, his death announced, 7.

1006; passed.
Land, a bill to grant gratuities of, to certain States; laid school lands; a bill supplementary to the bill to
on the table, 1876.

establish the northern boundary of Ohio, and
Lands; a bill to provide for the adjustment of the claims

for the admission of Michigan into tbe Union,
to lands therein mentioned, 11.

1737; passed.

Michigan Senators; resolution for paying them agreed Post Office accounts; a communication from the Postmas.
to, 1780.

ter General, 1048.
a bill to provide for the execution of the laws of the bill changing the organization of the Post Of.
the United States in Michigan, 1876; passed.

fice Department, 1769.
Military land warrants, a bill to extend the time for issu. Post routes; a joint resolution for the establishment of
ing scrip for, 970.

certain post-routes in Missouri and Arkansas,
Mint; (see Bullion.)

578.
Missouri land claims, a memorial respecting, 799. Pre-emption claims, a bill to extend the time for receive
a bill confirming ihe claims of, 964; passed.

ing the proof of, 1696; laid on the table, 1698;
a bill granting a certain quantity of land to, for

rejected, 1742.
internal improvements, 1120; laid on the table, President's annual message received, 4; (see Appendix.)
1123.

message in relation to French affairs, 163.
Narragansett bay, resolutions of Legislature of Rhode on the mediation of Great Britain in relation to
Island respecting, 1787.

our difference with France, 390.
resolution directing the Commissioners of the concerning sale of lands in the vicinity of Fort
Navy Board to report a plan for a navy estab.

Wayne, 471.
lishment in do., 1793; agreed to.

with the result of the mediation of Great Britain,
National defence; resolutions offered by Mr. Benton,

580.
392; agreed to, 577.

respecting French spoliations, 662.
Naval service; a bill for the enlistment of boys, 1413; on discriminating duties with Portugal, 679,
passed.

in relation to Mexico, 1409.
Naval academy; a bill to establish one, 1453.

informing Congress that France had paid the four
Navy; (see Appropriation.)

instalments, in fulfilment of the treaty, 1426.
a bill for organizing the nary, 1855; laid on the with a communication from B. F. Curry, and the
table, 1857; t:ken up, 1872; ordered to be en-

response of Samuel Gwin, 1658.
grossed, 1875.

returning the bill appointing a day for the annual
Naudain, Hon. Arnold, from Delaware, resigns his seat,

meeting of Congress, with constitutional objec-
1787.

tions, 1757.
New Hampshire resolutions in favor of the expunging enclosing a report from the Secretary of State, in
resolution, 1108.

relation to Texas, 1871.
New Orleans custom-house; presentments of its dilapida. President pro tem., Mr. King, from Alabama, appointed,
ted state, 534.

1914; his address on the occasion.
New York; a resolution instructing the Commillee of Fi Printing; a report of the committee on the contingent
nance to inquire what measures should be

fund, to whom had been reserred a resolution
adopted by Congress in relation to the late fire

on the subject, 590.
there, 13.

Protection of the frontiers; (see Defence.)
memorials on same subject, 46, 391.

Public deposites; a bill to regulate them, 52; taken up,
a bill for the relief of the sufferers by the fire,

1383; modified, 1577; passed, 1845.
103; considered, 114; passed, 129; an amenda. a supplementary bill, 1913; passed.
tory bill from the House of Representatives; Railroad contracts; a report from the Post Office Com.
passed, 1092.

mittee, 1101; subject considered, 1199.
a bill to extend the relief of the act now in exist. Revenue laws, a bill concerning cases of appeals arising
ence to the sufferers, 1875; passed.

under, 46.
Northeast boundary of the United States; a message

a resolution proposing a reduction of the revenue,
from the President on the subject, 1779; cor.

52.
respondence on the subject ordered to be

a resolution directing the surplus revenue to be
printed, 1864.

set apart for the general defence of the coun.
Ohio; report from Secretary of War respecting the

try, 4625.
boundary line of that State, 6.

Rescinding resolution, offered in place of the expunging
a bill to define the northern boundary line of, 14;

resolution, 1427; taken up, 1884; negatived,
report on do., 663.

1897.
a joint resolution respecting do., 35.

Ripley, General; a bill to audit and settle bis accounts,
resolutions in favor of expunging the journal,

1676; referred to the Committee on Pensions.
1021.

Royall, Mrs. Ann; report of the Committee of Claims,
Oficers; a bill to repeal the first and second sections of

unfavorable to her petition, was laid on the
the act limiting the terms of certain officers

table, 1936.
therein named, 52; passed, 367.

School lands; a bill to authorize the relinquishment of
Order, questions of, 74, 141, 209, 414, 494, 556, 835,

the 16th section of public lands, and to substi-
1525, 1782.

tute other lands, 389; passed.
Page, Hon. Jolin, from New Hampshire, took his seat, Secretary of State's communication, enclosing a corre-
in the place of Mr. Hill, resigned, 1759.

spondence on Frencli affairs, 168.
Paper currency; a resolution directing the Secretary of Senators, a list of, 1.

the Treasury to inquire of the deposite banks Senate chamber; a report in relation to alterations in the
in relation to the circulation of small notes, 1857.

Senate chamber, 3.
Patent laws; a resolution referring the subject of amend. Shackford, Jolindre-elected Sergeant-at-arms, 8.
ing them, 42; agreed to.

Sheppard, Moses, a bill for the relief of, 580; rejected.
Office; a bill to provide for the erection of a build- Sick and disabled seamen; a motion was made to recon.
ing for it, 1853; considered and passed, 1898.

sider a bill in addition to an act for providing for
Patriotic Bank, a memorial from, for a recharter, 34.

this description of persons, 1758; which was
Paymasters; a bill to authorize the appointment of three

agreed to, and the bill was amended and passed.
additional ones, 1463.

Slavery in the District of Columbia; petitions on the sub.
Pension bill, which grants half pay to the widows and ject, 72; subject discussed, 185, 471, 636, 664,
orphans of those who die in the service of the

1199.
United States, 1929.

Aikansas; petitions against admitting the State

into the Union except on certain conditions, | Wabash, a bill to improve the navigation of, 563; order-
1134, 1277.

ed to a third reading, 565.
Smith, Hon. Nathan, from Connecticut; his death an. Western boatmen; a memorial on the subject of a marine
nounced, 4.

hospital, 748.
Smitlisonian instilution; the President communicates cer Western frontier, the bill for the better defence of,
tain papers relative to this institution, 13.

1930; passed.
a joint resolution authorizing the President to ap- Wetmore, Alphonso, petition of; the Committee of Claims
point an agent, &c., 63; taken up, 385.

discharged from its further consideration, from
a bill for the same purpose, 1374; passed, 1378.

the disrespectful terms in wbich it is expressed,
Spain; (see Treaty.)

1457.
Specie payments; a bill for the payment of revolutionary Wildman, Hon. Zulmon, of the House of R-presenta-
and other pensioners of the United Stales, 999.

lives; his death announced, 7.
resolusion proposing that nothing but gold and Wisconsin, bill to establish a Territorial Government in,
silver ought to be received in payment of pub.

978; passed, 1124; a conference with the House
Jic lands, 1254.

of Representatives on an amendment, 1177; the
Statuary; resolution in relation to statues for the east

Senale receded from its disagreement to the
front of the Capitol, 1313; agreed to, 1318.

amendment.
Stockton and Stokes, a bill for relief of, 1448; passed.

bill to create the office of surveyor of public
Surplus revenue, bank stock, and national defence; sun.

lands in the Territory, 1913; passed.
dry resolutions, 106.

Yeas and nays, on a resolution to supply the Senators
Suspension of the rules; a suspension of the 17th rule

witli newspapers, 54.
proposed by the House of Representatives; the judiciary bill, 63, 65.
and, after amendment, agreed to, 1937.

regulations of the Senate chamber, 71, 72.
Texas; proceedings of a meeting at Cincinnati, in bilt for limiting the terms of office, 104, 367.

favor of acknowledging the independence of for the relief of sufferers by the New York fire,
Texas, 1286.

129.
several memorials praying Congress to acknowl. on reference of the Michigan memorial, 289.

edge the indepe:dence of the country, 1414, resolution for admitting certain persons into the
1455.

Senale, 532.
proceedings of a meeting in Warren county, Mis resolutions in relation to national defence, 572.
sissippi, 1525.

bill for relief of Moses Sheppard, 580.
a memorial from Shelby county, Kentucky, pray. Cumberland road bill, 722, 724, 725, 802, 803.
ing for its recognition, 1759.

referring the proceedings of a convention in Ar-
resolutions of Legislature of Connecticut, on the

kansas, 782,
same subject, 1759.

Ohio boundary, 785, 799.
report of the Committee on Foreign Relations, slavery in the District of Columbia, 787, 804, 810.

concluding with a resolution in favor of ac Jand bill, 810, 811, 333.
knowledging its independence, &c., 1846; ta bill for relief of the corporations of the District
ken up, 1915; resolution unanimously adopted,

of Columbia, 964, 977, 1452.
1928.

resolution for the safe keeping of the journal, 977.
report from the Secrctary of Stale on the subjeci, auljournment resolution, 981.
1871.

bill for graduating the price of public lands, 1032.
proceedings of a mecting of citizens at Nashville, bill for the admission of Michigan, 1046, 1047,
1877.

1048, 1050.
Tobacco trade; a resolution requesting the President to bill for the admission of Arkansas, 1056.

open a negotiation with France on the subject, bill for payment of revolutionary pensioners, 1094.
1381.

graniing land to Missouri, 1123,
Transfer drafts; a resolution calling on the Secretary of establishing the Territory of Wisconsin, 1177.

the Treasury for information on this subject, relief of the representatives of Colonels Bond and
1209; agreed to, 1213.

Douglass, 1254.
proposition for printing an extra number of copies Mr. Clay's land bill, 1254, 1901, 1302, 1305,
of the Secretary of the Treasury's report on the

1305, 1308, 1313, 1396.
subject, 1409; agreed 10, 1412.

navy appropriation bill, 1299, 1427.
Tiansfers of public money; a resolution on the subject, Smithsonian legacy bill, 1378.
1464; agreed to), 1479.

harbor bill, 1383, 1984.
Treasury, Secretary of, bis annual report, 4; (see Ap fortification bill, 1524, 1550, 1576, 1592.
pendix.)

the bill to reward the recaptors of the frigate
Treaty with Spain; a bill giving effect 10 the 8ih article

Philadelpbia, 1649.
of the treaty of 1819, 1154; taken up, 1426; cases of B. F. Curry and S. Gwin, 1668.
and passed.

the bill 10 prohibit the circulation of incendiary
a proposition for appointing a board of commis.

publications, 1675, 1737.
sioners, 1647; modifi d by appointing one in extending the charters of the District banks, 1695,
stead of three commissioners, 1694.

17 20.
Turnpike from Zanesville to Maysville, memorials in favor bill for extending the time for receiving proof of
of, 1153.

certain pre-emption claims, 1696, 1697, 1698,
Tyler, Hon. John; his resignation, 636.

1742.
United States and France; resolutions calling on the the bill supplementary to the bill to establish the
President for information on the difficulties ex.

northern boundary of Ohio, and for the admis.
isting between the two countries, 104.

sion of Michigan into the Union, 1739.
Vermont; a memorial praying for the abolition of slavery proposition for increasing the army, 1757.
in the District of Columbia, 300.

bill to regulate the deposite of the public moneys,
militia; a bill to provide payment for their servi.

1766, 1768, 1778, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1785,
ces, 1359; passed.

1786, 1787, 1815.

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