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ABRIDGMENT

OF THE

DEBATES OF CONGRESS,

FROM 1789 TO 1856.

FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR

REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL

REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.

VOL. XVI.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 443 & 445 BROADWAY.

1861.

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by

D. APPLETON & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of

New York.

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

IN THE

SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

IN SENATE.

to wait upon the President of the United States, MONDAY, December 7, 1846.

and inform him that a quorum of the two In conformity with the constitution, the

Houses was assembled, and that Congress was Second Session of the Twenty-ninth Congress

now ready to receive any communication he commenced this day.

might be pleased to make, and that Mr. HopThe Senate was called to order at twelve

KINS and Mr. WINTHROP were appointed said o'clock, by its presiding officer, the Vice Presi

committee on the part of the House. dent of the United States.

Report of Committee JOSEPH OILLEY, from New Hampshire, took his seat, and forty-three Senators answered to

Mr. BREESE, on behalf of the committee on their names.

the part of the Senate, appointed to wait upon

the President of the United States, reported Resolutions.

that the committee had performed the duty On motion of Mr. BREESE, it was

assigned to them, and that the President had Resolved, That a committee be appointed, jointly

stated in reply that he would send a communiwith such committee as may be appointed by the cation to both Houses of Congress on to-morHouse of Representatives, to wait on the Pressident row at twelve o'clock. of the United States, and inform him that quorums On motion, the Senate adjourned. of the two Houses have assembled, and that Con. gress are ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The VICE PRESIDENT appointed Messrs.

MONDAY, December 7. BREESE, CRITTENDEN, and FAIRFIELD, a com- At twelve o'clock the Hon. John W. Davis, mittee on the part of the Senate in accordance of Indiana, Speaker of the House of Representawith the foregoing resolution.

tives, took the chair, and called the House to On motion of Mr. CAMERON, it was

order. Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, during

The roll of the members was called over by the present session, with newspapers as heretofore, B. B. FRENCH, Esq., Clerk of the House, when not exceeding the cost of three daily papers. 186 members answered to their names.

A message was received from the Senate by Messages from the House.

the hands of A. DICKINS, Esq., Secretary, inA message was received from the House of forming the House that a quorum of the Senate Representatives by its Clerk, BENJAMIN B. had assembled, and that that body was ready FRENCH, Esq., informing the Senate that the to proceed to business. House of Representatives had assembled, and Mr. PAYNE, of Alabama, announced that his was ready to proceed to business.

colleague, Mr. JAMES L. COTTRELL, elected to Also, a message informing the Senate that fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation the House of Representatives had passed a res- of WILLIAM L. YANCEY, and FRANKLIN W. olution that a committee be appointed, on the BOWDEN, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the part of the House, to join such committee as death of Felix G. MOCONNELL, were present. might be appointed on the part of the Senate, Mr. JULIUS ROCKWELL, of Massachusetts, an

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