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DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

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OF

DEBATES IN CONGRESS,

COMPRISING THE LEADING DEBATES AND INCIDENTS

OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINETEENTH CONGRESS:

TOGETHER WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING THE MOST

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

TO WHICH THE SESSION HAS GIVEN BIRTH:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

THE LAWS ENACTED DURING THE SESSION.

WITA A COPIOUS INDEX TO THE WHOLE.

VOLUME II.

en ashington:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES & SEATON.

1826.

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DEBATES IN THE SENATE. Mr. LLOYD, of Mass. was in expectation that the ho

norable gentleman who had submitted the resolution, Monday, DECEMBER 5, 1825.

would give his reasons for the measure; which had his enAGREEABLY to the provision of the Constitution, tire concurrence. The object of appointing Committees, fixing the period for the meeting of Congress, the two Mr. L. said, was to investigate the subjects brought be. Houses assembled in their respective Chambers, in the fore them, to digest them and present them in a condensed Capitol, this day, and commenced the First Session of the and, luminous form, that the Senate might act on them Nineteenth Congress.

with less labor and more confidence. He thought it

wrong to refer two subjects, which often came in collision IN THE SENATE,

with each other, to the same committee. He had the ho. At twelve o'clock, the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED nor, last year, to be on the Committee of Commerce and STATES, ex officio PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, took the Manufactures, and had received every mark of politeness Chair, and called the Senate to order. The roll of the and attention from the gentlemen composing that commit. Members being then called over, it appeared that a quo- tee ; yet he could declare that, on all questions relating to rum was present.

Commerce, excepting those concerning Light-houses, On motion, a Committee was ordered to be appointed, Breakwaters, and one or two others, he had the misfortune jointly, with such Committee as should be appointed by to be in a minority. It was well known, that the two great the House of Representatives, to wait on the President of national objects of Commerce and Manufactures, in legisthe United States, and inform him that the two Houses of lating on them, frequently came in collision with each Congress are assembled, and ready to receive any commu- other, and it must frequently happen that those who advonication he might have to make; and Mr. Smith, of Md. cate the one would be opposed to the other. Commerce, and Mr.LLord, of Mass. were appointed the Committee on Mr. L. suid, was the leading interest of the country: it furthe part of the Senate.

nished all the revenue; it gave three times the amount neThe usual orders, for furnishing the Members with a cessary to meet the expenditure of the country; and, con. certain number of newspapers, &c. vere adopted, and sidering its vast importance, he should decide upon passThe Senate adjourned to 12 o'clock to-morrow. ing the resolution.

Mr. DICKERSON, of N. J. offered a few remarks in fuTUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1825.

vor of the motion. He thought it improper to blend two Mr. SMITH, of Md. reported, from the Joint Committee, subjects so distinct from each other as Commerce and Ma. that they had waited on the President of the United States, nufactures, especially as there were Members sufficient to agreeably to order, and that the President informed the all all necessary Committees. Mr. B. bore testimony to Committee that he would make a communication to the the advantage the Committee on Commerce and Manufac. two Houses this day.

tures had derived from the experience and information of Soon after which,

the gentleman from Massachusetts, and concluded by exa A Message was received from the President of the Unit- pressing his strong conviction that it was the interest of the ed States, by the hands of Mr. J. Adams, Jun. his private country that the two subjects should be separated. Secretary; which was read, and 3,000 copies ordered to Mr. FINDLAY, of Penn. thought the subject of Agria, be printed, together with 1,500 of the accompanying do- culture of as much importance as either Commerce or Ma. cuments. (See Appendix.)

nufactures, and proposed so to modify the resolution that

it should read, one of Commerce, and one of Manufactures WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1825.

and Agriculture. The following resolution, submitted yesterday, by Mr. Mr.DICKERSON objected to the proposed amendment, DICKERSON, was taken up:

on the ground that there was no Committee of Agriculture, * Resoloed, That the Thirtieth Rule for conducting the and it would be inexpedient to combine it with the Com business of the Senate be

so amended, that, instead of a mittee on Manufactures: for, although the two subjects Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, there be two were in many respects connected with each other, yet the Standing Committees, one of Commerce, and one of Manu- different views which would be taken of them by the ge::

. factures."

tlemen composing the committee, would occasionally chisb. Vol. 11-?

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