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SENATE.]

Regulation in Relation to the Senate Chamber, &c.

(Dec. 8, 1835.

the committee, it was necessary that the report should JAMIN Watkins Leigh, of Virginia, elected a Senator be at once considered. He accordingly moved that the from that State for six years from the 4th of March last. Senate proceed to the consideration of the report.

WILLIAM R. KING suggested that his credentials The report was then taken up, considered, and also had been issued. agreed to, as follows:

These three Senators were then qualified. REGULATION IN RELATION TO THE SENATE

Mr. WHITE, from the joint committee appointed to CHAMBER, THE GALLERIES, AND THE RE

| wait on the President of the United States, and to in

form him that a quorum had assembled, and was ready PORTERS.

to receive any communication he may be pleased to The circular gallery shall be appropriated for the make, reported that the joint committee had performed accommodation of ladies, and gentlemen accompanying that duty, and had received for answer that the Presithem.

dent would make a communication to the two Houses The reporters shall be removed from the east gallery, I this day at 12 o'clock. and placed on the floor of the Senate, under the direc A message was then received from the President of tion of the Secretary.

the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his secretary, No person, except members of the House of Repre- / which was read; and, on motion of Mr. GRUNDY, sentatives, their Clerk, heads of Departments, Treasurer, 1 5,000 extra copies of the message, and 1,500 copies of Comptroller, Register, Auditors, Postmaster General, the accompanying documents, were ordered to be printPresident's secretary, Chaplains to Congress, Judgesed for the use of the Senate. (See Appendix.) of the United States, Foreign Ministers and their Secre. Mr. CLAY presented the credentials of the bonorable taries, officers who by name have received, or shall | John J. CRITTENDEN, elected by the Legislature of Kenhereafter receive, the tbanks of Congress for their gal. tucky from that State, to serve for six years from the 4th lantry and good conduct displayed in the service of their of March last; which were read; and the usual oath to country, the Commissioners of the Navy Board, Gov. support the constitution of the United States was then adernor for the time being of any State or Territory of the ministered to Mr. CRITTENDEN by the Vice President. Union, such gentlemen as have been heads of Depart. The VICE PRESIDENT presented the annual rements or members of either branch of the Legislature, port of the Secretary of the Treasury on the finances, and, at the discretion of the President of the Senate, per- the reading of which was dispensed with, and the usual sons who belong to Legislatures of such foreign Gov- , number of copies were ordered to be printed for the ernments as are in amity with the United States, shall use of the Senate. (See Appendix.) be admitted on the floor of the Senate. Mr. WHITE offered the following resolutions; which

DEATH OF MR. SMITH. were considered and agreed to.

Mr. TOMLINSON then rose and addressed the Sen. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of ate as follows: Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assem- Mr. President: It has become my painful duty to bled and ready to proceed to business.

announce to the Senate the death of the honorable Resolved, That a committee be appointed on the part NATHAN SMITH, late a Senator from the State of Conof the Senate, to join such committee as may be appoint. necticut. ed by the House of Representatives, to wait on the Pres. Arriving in this city, apparently in the full possession ident of the United States, and inform him that Con and exercise of all his powers, my colleague and friend gress is assembled, and ready to receive any communi intercbanged the kind salutations appropriate to the occation he may be pleased to make.

casion, with the cordiality, and frankness, and vivacity, On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, the Senate ordered that which characterized his social intercourse, and secured the Chair appoint the committee.

the attachment and confidence of those with whom he And Mr. Wurte and Mr. Knight were appointed a was intimately associated. He retired to rest on Saturcommittee to wait on the President.

day evening, as far as was observed, in the enjoyment of Mr. EWING rose and stated that he had, at the close his accustomed health and spirits. Feeling indisposed, of the last session, given notice that he should, early in he rose from bis bed, and obtained the advice of a medi. the present session, ask leave to introduce a bill to settle cal friend, who subsequently left his apartment without and define the northern boundary of the State of Ohio. the slightest apprehension of a fatal result. In a short He gave notice that he should ask leave to introduce time bis altered appearance caused alarm, and his friend this bill on Monday next.

was again called. On his return, the heart had ceased A message was received from the House of Repre- to beat, and he expired in his chair on Sunday morning, sentatives by Mr. FRANKLIN, their Clerk, in the following about half past one o'clock, without a struggle or a terms:

groan. Thus unexpectedly and awfully was our late Mr. President: I am directed to inform the Senate associate and friend summoned from a state of probation that a quorum of the House of Representatives has as- and trial into the presence of the Divine Redeemer and sembled; that James K. Polk, of Tennessee, has been Judge, in whom he devoutly professed to believe and elected Speaker thereof; and that it is now ready to trust. May this renewed demonstration of the solemn proceed to business.

truth, that in the midst of life we are in death, proThe Senate then adjourned.

duce its proper effect on our hearts and lives, and be instrumental in preparing us for the judgment to come

and the retributions of eternity. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8.

The afflictive event which has cast such a gloom over BENJAMIN WATKINS Leigh, a Senator from Virginia; this body cannot fail to excite profound sensibility and BEDFORD Brown, a Senator from North Carolina; Wil- regret throughout the Union, as well as in the pative LIAM R. King, a Senator from Alabama; HENRY CLAY State of the deceased, where he has long been ranked and John J. CRITTENDEN, Senators from Kentucky, ap- ) among her most able and distinguished lawyers and peared.

statesmen. While we lament the inscrutable ProviMr. MANGUM presented the credentials of BEDFORD dence with humble submission, it becomes us to be suill, Brown, of North Carolina, elected a Senator from that knowing that the destinies of men and nations are in the State for six years from the 4th of March last.

| bands of an omnipotent and holy God, whose dispensaMr. SOUTHARD presented the credentials of Ber: 1 tions are merciful and right.

Dec. 9, 10, 1835.}

State of Michigan-Michigan Senators.

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With the Senate, sir, I leave the adoption of the meas with the original States in all respects whatever, and ures requisite to manifest its high respect for the char- shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and acter and memory of the deceased.

State Government, provided the constitution and Gov. Mr. SWIFT then moved the following resolutions, ernment so to be formed shall be republican, and in which were adopted unanimously:

conformity to the principles contained in these artiResolved, That a committee be appointed to take or cles," the inhabitants thereof have, during the present der for superintending the funeral of the honorable Na- year, in pursuance of the right secured by the ordiTHAN Suite, which will take place to-morrow at 12 nance, formed a constitution and State Government. o'clock; that the Senate will attend the same; and that That instrument, together with various other docu. notice of the event be given to the House of Represent- ments connected there with, has been transmitted to me atives.

for the purpose of being laid before Congress, to whom (The committee under this resolution consists of the power and duty of admitting new States into the Messrs. SWIFT, KNIGHT, TALLMADGE, SOUTHARD, and Union exclusively appertains; and the whole are hereSHEPLEY.]

with communicated for your early decision. Resolved, That the members of the Senate, from a

ANDREW JACKSON sincere desire of showing every mark of respect due to The message baving been read, the memory of the honorable NATHAN SMITH, deceased, Mr. BENTON moved that it be printed, together late a member thereof, will go into mourning for him with the accompanying documents, and that the whole one month, by the usual mode of wearing crape round subject be referred to a select committee, consisting of the left arm.

five members; which motion was carried; and, Resolved, That, as an additional mark of respect for

On motion of Mr. MANGUM, the appointment of the the memory of the honorable NATHAN Smith, the Sen

committee was postponed to Monday next. ale do now adjourn.

A message was also received from the President, by The Senate then adjourned.

Mr. DoNelson, his secretary, transmitting a report from

the Secretary of War, showing the progress of the WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9.

astronomical observations made for ascertaining the

northern boundary line of the State of Ohio; which, At 12 o clock the Senate assembled.

On motion of Mr. BENTON, was ordered to be printOn motion of Mr. KING, of Alabama, the reading of

ed, and referred to the same committee. the journal was dispensed with; and the Senate ad.

A message was also received from the President journed, for the purpose of performing the obsequies

| of the United States, transmitting a report from the of the late honorable NATHAN Smith, of Connecticut,

Secretary of State, made in compliance with the reso. deceased, in conformity with the resolutions of the Sen

lution of the Senate of the 24th February last. ate adopted yesterday.

The CHAIR communicated sundry other documents The President of the United States, with the heads

from heads of Departments, all of which were ordered of the executive Departments, the Postmaster General,

to be laid on the table and printed. and the Attorney General, and the members of the

Mr. GRUNDY offered the following resolution, and House of Representatives, with their Speaker and

asked for its immediate consideration: Clerk, having been received into the Senate Chamber

Resolved, That the Senate will, on Monday next, proand taken the seats assigned them, the corpse was

ceed to the appointment of the standing committees. brought in, in charge of the committee of arrange

At the suggestion of Mr. EWING, the resolution was ments and pall-bearers, attended by the Sergeant-at. modified by the substitution of “ Tuesday" instead of arms of the Senate.

“ Monday.Divine service was then performed by the Rev. Mr.

The motion to consider the resolution to-day being Higbee; after which,

objected to, the resolution, of course, lies over until The funeral procession moved to the place of inter

Monday. ment.

On motion of Mr. MANGUM, it was ordered, that,

when the Senate adjourns, it adjourn to meet on MonTAURSDAY, DECEMBER 10.

day.

Mr. TOMLINSON offered the following resolution, STATE OF MICHIGAN.

and asked for its consideration. The motion being The following message was received from the Presi- agreed to, the resolution was considered and agreed to. dent of the United States, by Mr. DonELSON, his Secre. Resolved, That the President of the Senate be retary:

quested to notify the Executive of the State of ConWASHINGTON, December 9, 1835. necticut of the death of the honorable NatuAN SMITH, To the Senate and House of Representatives:

late a Senator of the United States from that State. GENTLEMEN: By the act of the 11th of January,

MICHIGAN SENATORS. 1805, all that part of the Indiana Territory lying north Mr. BENTON presented the credentials of Joun of a line drawn due “east from the southerly bend or Norvell and Lucius Lyon, elected Senators for the extreme of Lake Michigan until it shall intersect Lake term of six years from the 4th of March last, from the Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly Territory of Michigan, and moved that the courtesy of bend, through the middle of said lake, to its northern the Senate be extended to them by assigning seats to extremity, and thence, due north, to the northern the new Senators, in the customary mode under similar boundary of the United States," was erected into a sep- circumstances, on the floor of the Senate. arate Territory, by the name of Michigan.

Mr. EWING stated that this was a new matter, The Territory comprised within these limits being brought before the Senate for the first time this mornpart of the district of country described in the ordi-ing, and required, perhaps, some consideration. In ornance of the 13th of July, 1787, which provides that, der to afford a little time for consideration, and to exwhenever any of the States into which the same should amine the course of the Senate in similar circumbe divided should have sixty thousand free inhabitants, stances, he moved, for the present, to lay the subject such State should be admitted by its delegates “ into on the table. the Congress of the United States, on an equal footing The motion was agreed to.

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Death of Mr. Kane and Mr. Wildman--Michigan Senators.

(Dec. 14, 15, 1835.

On motion of Mr. WRIGHT, the Senate proceeded) [The President of the United States and the heads of to the consideration of executive business; and, after a the Departments, the Vice President and members of short time spent therein,

the Senate, the Speaker and members of the House of The Senate adjourned.

Representatives, then assembled in the Senate chamber, the corpse of the deceased was brought in, in charge of

the committee of arrangements, attended by the Ser. Monday, DECEMBER 14.

geant-at-arms of the Senate; and divine service was per· Mr. GOLDSBOROUG#, of Maryland, appeared and took formed by the Rev. Mr. Post; after which the funeral bis seat.

procession moved to the place of interment.]
On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, the reading of the jour-
nal was dispensed with.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15.
DEATH OF MR. KANE.

Mr. WEBSTER appeared to-day, and took his seat. Mr. ROBINSON rose and addressed the Senate to

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. the following effect: Mr. President: It is true, "in the midst of life we are

The CHAIR announced that the election of the offi. in death;" and another inscrutable dispensation of Proy. | cers of the Senate was now in order; and the Senate idence has given us renewed cause of painful sorrow

proceeded to ballot for Secretary. and grief. Elias Kent KANE is no more! He, with The ballots being given in, it appeared that WALTER whom many in this chamber bave been here associated LOWRIE was unanimously re-elected, having received for the last ten years, bas left tbis for " another and a | the whole 36 votes given in. better world.” No eulogy is necessary to remind his Mr. LOWRIE was sworn accordingly. associates of his many virtues and amiable traits of char

The Senate proceeded to ballot for Sergeant-at-arms acter; their rehearsal would but add poignancy to our and Doorkeeper, when it appeared John SHACKFORD loss. As his colleague, I must be indulged in saying

was re-elected. death has taken from me a most valued friend; from his

Mr. SHACKFORD was sworn accordingly. State and country an able Senator and an honest man: 1 The Senate proceeded to ballot for Assistant Doorfrom his bereared wife and orpban children the kindest | keeper, when it appeared that STEPHEN HAIGHT was of husbands, the most indulgent of parents. He died at / re-elected. half past one o'clock last Friday night, of a relapse of | Mr. HargaT was accordingly sworn. fever with which he had been afflicted previous to leay. | The CHAIR laid before the Senate several communiing home.

cations from the Treasury Department, which were orI offer for adoption these melancholy resolutions: dered to be laid on the table and printed. Resolved, Thai a committee be appointed to take or

ELECTION OF COMMITTEES. der for superintending the funeral of the Hon. Elias K. Kane, which will take place this day at half past 12

The CHAIR having taken up the resolution offered o'clock; that the Senate will attend the same; and that

hof ( by Mr. GRUNDY, on Thursday, providing for the elecnotice of the event be given to the House of Represent

tion of the committees on Tuesday, atives.

Mr. GRUNDY moved to insert “this day,” in the This resolution was unanimously adopted.

room of “ Tuesday;" but expressed his readiness to in[The committee appointed under this resolution are

sert “to-morrow,” if more agreeable to any gentleman. Messrs. Benton, Clayton, HENDRICKS, CRITTENDEN,

Mr. EWING suggested that the change should be and WRIGHT.]

made, as there were some Senators yet to come in, who Resolved, That the members of the Senate, from a

might arrive before to-morrow sincere desire of showing every mark of respect due to

Mr. GRUNDY modified his resolution accordingly, the memory of the Hon. Elias K. KANE, deceased, late

and it was then adopted. a member thereof, will go into mourning for him one

Mr. BENTON called up his resolution, offered on month, by the usual mode of wearing crape around the

Thursday, providing for the furnishing of certain offileft arm.

cers, therein specified, with copies of the bills and resoThis resolution was unanimously adopted.

lutions; but, at the suggestion of Mr. KING, of Alabama,

it was again laid on the table. DEATH OF MR. WILDMAN.

Mr. ROBINSON offered the following resolution; A message was received from the House of Represent. which was considered and agre

sent. / which was considered and agreed to: atives, by their Clerk, announcing to the Senate the

Resolved, That the President of the Senate be requestadoption of certain resolutions, in consequence of the

ed to notify the Executive of Illinois of the vacancy death of the Hon. Z. Wildman, a member of that

which has occurred in the Senate in consequence of the House.

death of the Hon. Elias K. Kane, late a Senator from Mr. TOMLINSON then rose and stated that, in con

that State. sequence of the melancholy information contained in

MICHIGAN. this message, he would offer the following resolution: The CHAIR called up the motion to ballot for a se

Resolved, unanimously, Tbat'the members of the Sen-lect committee on the subject of the Michigan claims; ate, as a further testimony of respect for the memory of but, on motion of Mr. MANGUM, it was ordered that the Hon. ZALMON Wildman, late a member of the House | the balloting be postponed until the day after to-morof Representatives from the State of Connecticut, will / row. go into mourning, by wearing crape around the left arm

MICHIGAN SENATORS. for thirty days. The resolution was adopted.

On motion of Mr. BENTON, his motion of Thursday Mr. ROBINSON then offered the following resolu- last, that the courtesy of the Senate be extended to the tion, which was adopted:

Senators from Michigan, by assigning to them seats on Resolved, That, as an additional mark of respect for the floor, was taken up for consideration. the memory of the Hon. Elias K. Kane, the Senate | The question being about to be put, now adjourn.

Mr. CLAY rose and said that he was not prepared to The Senate then adjourned.

| vote for this motion. For what purpose were these gen

Dec. 15, 1835.]

Michigan Senators.

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tlemen to be admitted? Not to take part in the delibera-precedents, and that every question should be decided tions of the Senate generally, not for the purpose of according to its own particular circumstances. He voting. Certainly not. Why, then, were they to be asked what difficulty had resulted from an extension of admitted on the floor? If admitted, to what extent are this courtesy in former cases, wbere seats had been astheir rights to go? Were they to be sworn in the usual signed under similar circumstances? Was any effort form, or not? Were they to sit in the private as well as made to take part in the debate, to answer on the call the public sessions of the Senate? If in the private ses of the yeas and nays, to stand up and sit down when sions, under what injunctions? In short, he was entirely | there was a count? There was no instance of the kind. opposed to any action on this incidental matter, until the If these gentlemen are admitted, a motion to clear the principal question, whetber Michigan was to be admit- galleries would induce them to go out, or the slightest ted into the States of the Union, should be disposed of. hint from the Senate would be sufficient to lead them to He would not now offer any opinion on that principal do that which their own gentlemanly feelings would question; he bad not yet formed anv. But why were suggest, if they took the time to reflect. But it seemed these gentlemen to be admitted on the ground of cour. to be supposed that the civility of asking the gentlemen tesy! It must be because they have some rights, per- to sit down was to commit the Senate to a particular fect or quasi, to come there as Senators of Michigan. line of conduct. He reminded the Senate of the course

Putting that out of the question, there was no more adopted on the admission of Missouri, in which case the reason for admitting them than any other gentlemen, Senators were admitted during the deliberations. The when they may apply. He was opposed to the admis. Senate decided against their claims, and they were sent sion of the gentlemen, because it implied a right; and back; but was any single Senator influenced in his vote he was not willing to prejudge the question which the by the fact of their presence! Not one. Did any one Senate would be hereafter called on to decide. It understand the courtesy extended to them as having any would be, to some extent, a commitment of the opinion | thing to do with the decision of the question? He was of the Senate, and would have a tendency to mislead here himself on that occasion; and he was told by that the public mind. He was opposed, therefore, to any | most accomplished and amiable man who then filled the thing which would seem to settle the principal question. I chair, Mr. Gaillard, to take a seat on the floor. He enFor himself, he was ready to enter upon the discussion Ljoyed all the incidental privileges of that seat; he franked of that principal question, as to the admission of Michi. his letters, and the two Houses paid him, from the begingan, as soon as any gentleman might be disposed to ning, the same as the other Senators were paid. Yet move it; and, whenever it should be decided, he was the principal question, so far from being prejudiced by willing that all the consequences should follow, one of this course, was determined against them. He begged which would be the admission of the Senators on the to inform the Senate that, while he felt himself bound floor, and the administering to them of the oath of a to act the part he had taken in bringing forward this Senator. He was not for the inversion of the proceed motion, he, for one, should remain entirely uncommitings of the Senate, the adoption of the consequences ted on the main question, and not only uncommitted, first, and of the cause afterwards. The first question is, but free from any bias which would affect his course is Michigan to be admitted into the Union, and has she when the Senate should decide. a right to send Senators? When that was decided, Mr. CLAYTON thought it was desirable that more every thing would follow in its natural, appropriate, and time should be allowed for consideration; and, if the legitimate order. Entertaining these views, he was com- gentleman from Missouri had no objection, he would pelled to oppose the motion.

move to lay the motion on the table for the present. Mr. BENTON, in reply, stated that he bad not been Without intending to commit himself in any way, there curious or careful in looking for precedents for his mo- was one distinct view which be desired to present. By tion, because he did not see why, on a question of mere | the constitution which Michigan had adopted, and under courtesy, civility, the Senate should not rather be ma- / which she claimed the admission of her Senators, she king than following precedents. He did not think, when bad annexed to her territory a considerable portion of a mere question of courtesy was referred to their con- the State of Indiana, as it was laid off and recognised by sideration, that they were bound to suspend the action | Congress, when that State was admitted into the Union. of the body until they could examine a parcel of musty | The adoption of the claims of Michigan, or any measure records. If, in the ordinary intercourse of life, a gentle looking to that adoption, would incline strongly against man brought to him a letter of introduction, be would the rights of Indiana; and every principle entitling ask him to take a seat. Here are gentlemen, who have Michigan to this portion of the territory of Indiana brought letters, under the great seal, de facto, of the would operate to give Wisconsin a large tract out of State of Michigan, from a person who acts as the Gove the State of Illinois. By the same ordinance which, ernor of that State, and these letters are among the ar- according to her construction of the boundary line, gave chives of the State. He adverted to the case of the to Michigan a part of Indiana, a strip, fifty miles in Rhode Island Senator, two years ago, as proving that breadth, of the State of Illinois, would be cut off by Senators who came here had a right to hold their seats, | Wisconsin. in case of dispute, until the dispute was settled. By the He was fearful of any thing which could even touch report of the Committee of Elections, in that case, con- | this question at this moment, although he was willing, as firmed as it was by a large majority of the Senate, it to matter of politeness, to go as far as any Senator. But, was settled that a Senator had a right to come here as a while doing this, he was bound to inquire if there was Senator until it was shown that be had not this rigbt. not also some courtesy due to Illinois. One of her SenBut no such thing was asked in this case. All that was ators was dead, and we had this day adopted a resolution asked was that gentlemen sent here by a State should to inform the Executive of the State of that event. Be. be requested to take seats, and that chairs be provided fore we take any step to admit Michigan, according to for them, until it should be determined by the Senate the claims she presents, we ought to allow time for the what their precise rights were. Could there be shown State of Illinois to be fully represented on this floor. He any case where, in such circumstances, Senators were had not made himself sufficiently master of all the prenot asked to sit until there could be an examination of cedents to understand whether, after they had admitall the analogies and the nice and hair-breadth distincted the Senators to the floor, they could have a right to tions which gentlemen might choose to draw? He de exclude them again. The gentleman from Missouri had sired to see the Senate, on this question, unfettered by l stated that, if admitted, they would be liable to be re

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Standing Committees.

[Dec. 16, 17, 1835.

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moved, and could not be entitled to sit during execu: Mr. Black; the ballot being - Black 25, Linn 17, scatter-
tive sessions. If such was the understanding of the ing 1.
Senator from Missouri, it ought to be so expressed in the The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on
motion. Unless the motion was thus modified, they Indian Affairs, resulted in the election of Mr. WHITE;
would be as free to sit in secret session as in public. He the ballot being—White 36, scattering 2.
would prefer, however, not to be called on to decide The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on
the question now. If the gentlemen could be admitted Claims, resulted in the election of Mr. NAUDAIN; the
without any interference with the rights of Indiana, of ballot being—Naudain 21, Shepley 15, scattering 5.
Ohio, of Illinois, or of the Senate, he could have no The next ballot, for cbairman of the Committee on
difficulty in deciding his course. But he wished, under the Judiciary, resulted in the election of Mr. CLAYTOX;
the circumstances, more time for deliberation, and he the ballot being-Clayton 22, Buchanan 16, scatter-
would move to lay the motion, for the present, on the ing 3.
table.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on
Mr. BENTON signified his assent.

the Post Office and Post Roads, resulted in the elecMr. KING, of Alabama, expressed a wish to call the tion of Mr. GRUNDY; the ballot being-Grundy 25, attention of the Senator from Missouri to the phraseolo scattering 11. gy of his motion. The language used is, “in the Senate." The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on For this there was no precedent. None but Senators Roads and Canals, resulted in the election of Mr. Hercould sit within the bar. He had no objection to admit DRICKS; the ballot being--Hendricks 39, Robinson 1. the gentlemen on the floor, but none within the bar. The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on He hoped, before the motion to lay on the table was Pensions, resulted in the election of Mr. Tomlinson; made, that the Senator would so modify the motion as to the ballot being-Tomlinson 23, Brown 17, scattering 1. remove this objection, by saying “ without the bar of The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on the the Senate.” When the Senators from Missouri applied, District of Columbia, resulted in the election of Mr. Tr. the President of the Senate had a right to assign seats, LER; the ballot being— Tyler 23, King of Georgia 15, but the Senate had now taken away this power.

scattering 1. The motion was then laid on the table.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee Mr. PORTER, pursuant to notice, asked and obtained on Revolutionary Claims, resulted in the election of Mr. leave to introduce a bill to provide for the adjustment of MOORE; the ballot being--Moore 21, Hubbard 14, scatclaims to lands therein mentioned; which was read and | tering 6. ordered to a second reading.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on
The Senate then adjourned.

the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, resulted in the
election of Mr. McKean; the ballot being--McKean 22,

Ruggles 14, scattering 4.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on

Engrossed Bills, resulted in the election of Mr. SHEPLEY; Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Preston, from South Carolina,

the ballot being-Shepley 22, McKean 13, scattering 6. appeared and took their seats.

The Senate proceeded to ballot sor the remaining
STANDING COMMITTEES.

members of the several committees, when the following

were elected: The CHAIR announced the business first in order, 1 Foreign Relations.--Messrs. King of Georgia, Tallbeing the election of the standing committees.

madge, Mangum, and Porter. The Senate proceeded to ballot for a chairman of the

Finance.--Messrs. Cuthbert, Wright, Mangum, and Committee on Foreign Relations, when Mr. Clay was

Tyler. elected; the ballots being-Clay 23, King of Alabama

*Commerce.-- Messrs. Goldsborough, Tomlinson, Mc15, scattering 4.

Kean, and Linn. The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on

Manufactures.--Messrs. (Ruggles, Morris, Prentiss, Finance, resulted in the election of Mr. WEBSTER; the

and Hendricks. ballot being-Webster 25, Wright 17, scattering 1.

Mr. CLAY, at this stage, moved that the Senate adThe next ballot, for chairman of the Comunittee on

journ; and, Commerce, resulted in the election of Mr. Davis;the

The Senate adjourned. ballot being--Davis 22, Hill 17, scattering 4.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on Manufactures, resulted in the election of Mr. KNIGHT;

Taursday, DECEMBER 17. the ballot being-Knight 22, Wall 18, scattering 3. After transacting the usual morning business,

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on The Senate proceeded to ballot for the remainder of Agriculture, resulted in the election of Mr. Brown; the the standing committees, and the following is a list of ballot being-Brown 25, Tipton 14, scattering 4. them, as far as the elections of this day, in a perfect The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on

| form: Military Affairs, resulted in the election of Mr. BENTON; On Agriculture.—Mr. Brown, chairman; Messrs. the ballot being-Benton 29, Black 6, scattering 6. Kent, King of Alabama, Morris, Wright.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on the On Military Affairs.- Mr. Benton, chairman; Messrs. Militia, resulted in the election of Mr. Robinson; the Wall, Preston, Goldsborough, Tipton. ballot being--Robinson 36, scattering 5.

On the Militia.- Mr. Robinson, chairman; Messrs.
The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee Hendricks, McKead, Swift, Wall.
on Naval Affairs, resulted in the election of Mr. Soutu. On Naval Affairs. - Mr. Southard, chairman; Messrs.
ARD; the ballot being-Southard 25, Tallmadge 17, Tallmadge, Black, Robbins, Cuthbert.
scattering 1.

On the Public Lands.-Mr. Ewing, chairman; Messrs.
The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on Moore, Prentiss, Crittenden, McKean.
Public Lands, resulted in the election of Mr. Ewing; the On Private Land Claims.-Mr. Black, chairman;
ballot being-Ewing 24, Morris 15, scattering 3. Messrs. Linn, Ruggles, Porter, King of Georgia.

The next ballot, for chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs. -Mr. White, chairman; Messrs. on Private Land Claims, resulted in the election of Tipton, Goldsborough, Swift, Brown.

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