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FROM DECEMBER 7, 1835, TO JULY 4, 1836.



I a Senator from that State, to serve for six years froin the MAINE-Ether Shepley, John Ruggles.

4th of March last;

Mr. SOUTHARD presented the credentials of the NEW HAMPSHIRE-Isaac Hill, Henry Hubbard.

Hon. GARRET D. WALL, elected by the Legislature of MASSACHUSETTS-Daniel Webster, John Davis. RHODE ISLAND--Nehemiah R. Knight, Asher Rob.

New Jersey a Senator from that State, to serve for six

years from the 4th of March last; and bins.

i Mr. EWING presented the credentials of the Hon. CONNECTICUT-Nathan Smith, Gideon Tomlinson. VERMONT-Samuel Prentiss, Benjamin Swift.

John Davis, elected by the Legislature of MassachuNEW YORK --Nath'l P. Tallmadge, Silas Wright, jun.

setts a Senator from that State, to serve for six years NEW JERSEY-Samuel L, Southard, Garret D. Wal).

from the 4th of March last; all of which were read.

Mr. WHITE said that at the last session of the Le. PENNSYLVANIA-James Buchanan, Samuel McKean. DELAWARE-John M. Clayton, Arnold Naudain.

gislature of the State of Tennessee he had been re

elected to the Senate of the United States for six years MARYLAND-Robert H. Goldsborough, Joseph Kent. VIRGINIA-Benjamin Watkins Leigh, John Tyler.

from the 4th of March last, but that the official informaNORTH CAROLINA-Bedford Brown, Willie P. Man.

tion of his election was not in his possession. It had

beretofore been the practice in the State of Tennessee gum. SOUTH CAROLINA- John C. Calhoun, William C.

to transmit to the presiding officer of the Senate the

credentials of its Senators. But as this had not yet been Preston.

done, he submitted to the Chair whether he should take GEORGIA --Alfred Cuthbert, John P. King.

his seat. During his attendance in the Senate he had KENTUCKY-Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden.

frequently known such cases to occur, and that members TENNESSEE-Felix Grundy, Hugh Lawson White.

known to be elected were suffered to take their seats OH10-Thomas Ewing, Thomas Morris.

before the arrival of their credentials. If any additional LOUISIANA- Alexander Porter, Robert C. Nicholas. INDIANA-William Hendricks, John Tipton.

testimony was necessary in corroboration of his state

ment, there were some of his colleagues in the other MISSISSIPPI -John Black, Robert J. Walker.

House who were present when his election took place, ILLINOIS-Elias K. Kane, John M. Robinson.

and could vouch for the fact. ALABAMA-William R. King, Gabriel P. Moore.

The CHAIR said that, if no objection was made, the MISSOURI-Lewis F. Linn, Thomas H. Benton.

gentleman could take his oath with the other Senators to be qualified.

The usual oath was then administered by the VICE Monday, DECEMBER 7, 1835.

PRESIDENT to Messrs. White, HUBBARD, King, The first session of the 24th Congress commenced this CLAYTON, Robinson, and RugGLES, whose credentials day at the Capitol. At twelve o'clock the Senate was were presented at the last session; and to Messrs. WALL, called to order by the VICE PRESIDENT, when it | KNIGHT, and Davis, whose credentials were just read. appeared that a quorum of the Senators were in at ! Mr. PORTER reminded the Senate that at the close tendance.

of the last session a committee was appointed on the The CHAIR communicated the credentials of the subject of certain alterations in the arrangements of the Hon. Jour C. Calhoun, elected by the Legislature of Senate chamber. A report had been made by that the State of South Carolina a Senator from that State, committee, of which he held a copy in his hand; but as to serve for six years from the 4th of March last; it had not been then acted on for want of time, and the

Also the credentials of the Hon. NEHEMIAH R. Knight, I officers of the Senate had, during the summer, made elected by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island I certain alterations in conformity with the resolution of

Vol. XII.-1

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