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THIRD SESSION.

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Message, President's, enclosing a statement of the

Navy Department, motion for a committee to con-
force, tonnage, &c., of the private armed

sider the propriety of instituting a separate
ships of the U. States

2237

Executive department for the superinten-
Militia, a bill to authorize a detachment of, received

dence of naval affairs

534
and committed

2234

motion agreed to and a committee appointed 535
reported

2237

a bill to establish the department repo; ted 539
ordered to the third reading

2239
ordered to third reading

540
amended

. 2240
passed

541
passed

2241 Newspapers, order for supplying them to Senators 471
amendment disagreed to by the House and the

Nominations and confirmations 620, 621, 623, 624
bill postponed to the next session 2241 North Carolina, a bill giving assent of Congress to
Military Establishment, a bill making appropria

certain acts of this State respecting the ap-
tions for the support of the, received 2228

pointment of health officer and harbor mas-
passed

2238

ter for the port of Wilmington, reported 477
Military services, a bill to amend the act regulating

a bill declaring the assent of Congress to cer-
grants of land for, received and committed 2234

tain acts of this State, received

537
reported

2236
committed

538
passed

2238
reported

540
McDermott, Paul, petition of, praying a settlement

negatived

542
of his accounts

2224 North and Vesey, bill for the relief of, received 479
McKinley Hugh, resolution for compensation of 2242

amended and passed

480
N.

Nourse, Joseph, petition praying an increase of his
compensation, laid on the table

482
report made and recommitted

487
Naval Defence, a bill for establishing a system of

reported
naval defence and authorizing the arming of

recommitted

530
private vessels, reported

18
bill reported

538
recommitted

19
passed

539
reported

20
ordered to the third reading -

21
passed

22 Navy, a bill for the augmentation of the Navy re-
amended by the House

27
ceived

2218
some of the amendments agreed to and others

ordered to the third reading -

2224
disagreed to
28 passed

2225
conference asked

29 a bill fixing the pay of Captains and Com-
appointed

2221
30

manders of ships of war, received -
their report
30 passed

2226
the House recede from their first amendment 31

a bill for the gorernment of the Navy re-
Newspapers, order for supplying them for Senators 11

ceived

· 2230
North Carolina, a bill for reviving and continuing

passed

2232
suits in the Circuit Courts for the district of,

a bill making appropriations for support of
received

the Naval establishment received -
32

2235
passed
33

2238
passed
à bill authorizing the President to fill vacan-

cies in the army and navy, passed · 2241
Naturalization, a bill supplementary to, and in

Newspapers, order for supplying them to Senators 2190
amendment of, the bill to establish an uni-

Northwestern Territory, a report and sundry pa.
form rule of naturalization, received 561
committed

pers respecting claims in said Territory,
562
committed .

- 2195
reported

574
ordered to the third reading

a committee appointed to consider whether

576
Naval Armament, a bill making an additional ap-

any division or other alteration ought to be

made in the Government of the Territory - 2202
propriation to provide and support a naval

a bill to reform the Superior Court of the
armament, received

524
Territory reported

2217
ordered to the third reading

525
ordered to the third reading

- 2220
passed

526
passed

2221
a bill to amend the act to provide a naval ar-

resolution for appointing a committee to ex.
mament, received

579
committed

amine the laws adopted by the Govern-
580
ment of the Territory

- 2202
reported

agreed to and a committee appointed - 2203
passed

583
a bill making appropriations for an additional

report from the Governor of the, on the sub-

2226
naval armament, received and committed

ject of western lands received

603
ordered to the third reading -

(See, also, Lands)

607
passed

600

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some of the amendments agreed to and others
disagreed to

614
the Senate recede from their disagreement 615 | Order, a question of, settled

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Oaths, form of the oath to be administered in cases President of the United States, his Speech deliv-
of impeachment -

503
ered

471
a bill giving authority to certain officers and

(See Index to proceedings of the House.)
other persons to administer oaths, received 537 answer of the Senate

472
committed

539
his reply

474
reported and ordered to the third reading 544 motion for appointing a committee to prepare
passed

546

an address to him in commendation of his
Ohio lands. (See Lands)

course in relation to the negotiations with
France

536
Odiorne, Thomas, deposition of, in the case of

messages of the. (See Message.)
William Blount -
2401 President pro tem., elected

470, 591
Provisional army. (See Army.)
P.

Purveyor of Public Supplies, a bill to amend

the act establishing the office of, intro-
Ports and harbors, a bill to provide for the further

duced

598
defence of, received
22 ordered to the third reading

- 600
ordered to the thirid reading
23 title amended, and the bill passed

601
passed

24
President of the United States, his Speech delivered 10
(See Index to proceedings of the House.)

Pickering, Timothy, letter from, to the committee
answer of the Senate

13

on the impeachment of William Blount - 2372
his reply thereto

Post Office, a bill to establish the post office, re-

15
subjects of the Speech committed

15
ceived and committed

2232
President pro tem., elected

2234
37

reported
Private ships, a bill to prevent the arming of, ex-

passed

2236
President of the United States, his Speech deliv-
cept in certain cases, introduced

22
committed -

ered. (See Proceedings of the House.)

25
amendments reported

. 2192
28

answer thereto
recommitted

his reply

- 2193
31
President pro tem.,

elected
first section expunged, and further considera-

2189, 2234
tion of the bill postponed to the next ses-

Q.
sion

35
Privateering, a bill for the prevention of, reported 17
passed

17 Quakers, memorial and address from a yearly meet-
amended by the House

19

ing of the Society of Friends, requesting
amendment agreed to

20

the attention of Congress to the oppressed
condition of the African race, and to the

prevalence of general vice and immorality,
Paper, parchment, &c., duties on stamped. (See

presented, and laid on the table

475
Duties.)

withdrawn

475
Pensioners, a committee appointed to report on

the bill directing the Secretary of War to

place certain persons on the pension list - 475 Quarantine, a bill respecting quarantine and health
a bill for that purpose received from the

laws, received

2208
House
486 committed -

- 2210
committed -
487 reported

2222
amended and passed
493 ordered to the third reading

2223
Pinckney, Thomas, a letter from him, requesting

passed

2225
the direction of Congress in respect to cer-

R.
tain presents offered him by the Govern-
ments of Great Britain and Spain

550
committed -
552 Rules, a new rule proposed

24
report authorizing the acceptance of the pre-

consideration postponed to the next session 26
sents

553

Report of the select committee appointed to inves-
disagreed to by the House

555

tigate the charges against William Blount 41
Ports and harbors, a resolution in relation to the

expediency of completing the fortifications
of

531 Read, Jacob, of South Carolina, elected President
a bill supplementary to the act providing for

470
the further defence of, received

540 Reed, Benjamin, petition of, presented, and com-
reported

548
mitted

508
passed
550 reported on

516
Post Office, a bill to continue the fifth section

report adopted

517
of the act, in addition to the act for estab- Refugees, a bill for the relief of the refugees from
lishing the post office, received

527

Canada and Nova Scotia, received and com-
ordered to the third reading -

528
mitted

488
passed
531 reported

479

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Refugees-continued.

Ships and vessels, a bill concerning the registering
further consideration postponed

495

and recording of, received and committed - 23
amended, and ordered to the third reading 502 reported

24
passed with amendments
504 passeil

25
some of the amendments disagreed to
519 amendments concurred in

26
the Senate insist

520 Spirits. (See Duties.)
committee of conference appointed

521 Stock, a bill further to authorize the transfer of
report of committee, and action thereon 522, 533 stocks standing to the credit of certain
Revenue Cutters, a bill to continue a part of the

States, introduced

33
act respecting the compensation of the offi-

passed

35
cers and mariners of the revenue cutters 552
ordered to the third reading

554 Seamen, a bill for the relief of sick and disabled
amended and passed

555
seamen received

540
bill to amend said act, reported

- 1876
reported

583
Revenue laws, memorial from owners and lessees

passed

614
of wharves in Charleston, asking relief Secretary of the Navy, a bill granting the frank-
from the injurious operation of, laid on the

ing privilege to this officer, introduced 583
table

passed

584
Revenues, internal, a bill providing for the more Sedgwick, Theodore, elected President pro tem. 591
effectual collection of, received

564 Sedition, a bill to define and punish the crime of,
committed -

565
reported

590
reported, and ordered to the third reading

569
committed

591
recommitted

570
reported

596
passed with amendments

574
passed

599
the House disagree to the first and agree to

amended by the House

- 607
the other, with an amendment to the bill 581 amendment concurred in

- 609
committee of conference appointed 582, 583 Senate, adjournment of the Legislative session 619

595
opening of the Executive session

620
further consideration of the bill postponed to Senate Chamber, motion declaring it out of order
the next session

598

to move for the admission of persons upon
(See, also, Collectors.)

the floor for the purpose of presenting ad-
Rules, an amendment to the 19th rule proposed,

dresses or hearing them read

550
and referred

484 Senators, attendance of 469, 470, 472, 475, 477, 479,
reported

574

480, 482, 485, 491, 495, 508, 559, 595
adopted

589

resolution respecting the impeachment of Sen-
resolution suspending the 13th rule -

613
ators

506
resolution suspending the 12th rule

615
committed

510
motion to prohibit Senators giving or receiv-

ing visits from foreign agents or Ministers
Report of the Commissioners of the Sinking

without the leave of the Senate, negatived 550
Fund

2194 a list of t' ose present at the opening of the
Retaliation, a bill vesting the power of retaliation

Executive session

620
in the President of the United States in Sinking Fund, report from the Commissioners of
certain cases, repor ed

2211
the

476
ordered to the third reading

- 2215 Slaves, a bill to provide for the enumeration of.
passed

2217 (See Lands and dwelling houses.)
amendments agreed to

- 2241 Smith, Reuben, and others, a bill for the relief of,
Ripley, John P., his deposition in the case of Wil-

received and committed

547
liam Blount
2399 postponed to the next session

618
a letter from him to the chairman of the com- Snuff. (See Duties.)
mittee of impeachment

2416 Stills, a bill to alter the time for making entry of,
Rogers, John, his deposition in the cas of Wil-

received -

527
liam Blount
2393 committed

528
Romayne, Dr. N., his deposition in the case of

reported

544
William Blount
2356 ordered to the third reading

547
Ross, James, elected President pro tempore 2234 passed with amendments

576
Russell, Joseph, and others, petition of, praying

the last amendment disagreed to

589
payment of a claim against the United

committee of conference appointed

. 595
States, laid on the table

2197
the House adhere

- 610
committed
2201 postponed to the next session

610
postponed to the next session

2241 another bill for the same purpose received 612
postponed to the next session

618
S.

Surveyor, a bill to establish an annual salary for

the Surveyor of the port of Gloucester,
received -

603
Salt. (See Dutics.)

ordered to the third reading

604
Senators, attendance of . - 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 32 passed

607

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Salaries. (See Clerks and Executive.)

Tennessee, petition and memorial from the Legis-
Sands, Comfort, a bill for his relief received and

lature of this State against the extension
2235

of the Cherokee boundary line, presented
committed

and committed
- 2236

476
reported
passed

- 2240

a bill to extend to the district of Tennessee
Seamen, a bill in addition to the act for relief of

the exception in the 70th section of the
sick and disabled seamen, received and

act to provide for the collection of goods,
committed
2232 wares, &c., imported into the United

482
reported

2238

States, reported and committed
passed

2240

(See Kentucky.)
a bill to continue the act for the relief and

Territory, motion for appointing a committee to
protection of American seamen, received

inquire what territory lying south and
and committed

2234

southwest of Georgia belongs to the United
reported

2237

States, and to report a plan for governing
the same

489
passed

2240
motion amended, committed

490
Secretary of the Senate, resolution granting extra

(See Mississippi.
compensation to the clerks in the office of 2242
Senators present at the opening of the session - 2189

Treason, motion for leave to bring in a bill to de-
farther attendance of

fine the crime of treason, and to define
2191, 2194, 2197, 2198,

589
2200, 2203, 2205, 2208, 2211, 2221

and punish sedition
bill brought in

590
Sinking Fund, report from the Commissioners

591
of the

committed
2194
passed

599
Society of United Brethren. (See Lands.)

amended by the House

607
Special bail, a bill respecting the mode of surrend-

amendment concurred in

609
ering a defendant held to special bail in
one district, and afterwards arrested in an-

Treasurer of the United States, his accounts re-

ceived
other, reported

. 2216

477, 479, 486, 527, 557, 568
committed

. 2217

Treasury and War Departments, a bill to alter and
reported with amendments

2225

amend the act making alterations in these
ordered to the third reading

2228

departments, and to alter and amend the act
passed

to establish the office of Purveyor of Public
2229
Supplies, introduced

598
Stamp duties, a bill to alter the stamp duties on

ordered to the third reading ·

600
foreign bills of exchange and bills of lad-

title amended and the bill passed

601
ing, imposed by the act laying duties on

amended by the House

609
stamped vellum, &c., received

- 2211
amendments committed

612
committed -
- 2212

616
reported and ordered to the third reading

report of the committee

2228
passed

Treaty. (See France and Indians.)

2229
Sturgeon, Robert, a bill authorizing his discharge

Turner, George, petition of praying confirmation of

his title to a certain tract of land, presented
from imprisonment, received

2223
and committed

491
committed

. 2224
a bill reported

494
reported

2233
T.

Tazewell Henry, of Virginia, his death announced

and resolutions for attending his funeral
Trade of the United States, measures for the pro-

adopted

2205
tection of the. (See Commerce and Na- Tennessee, a bill to amend the act for giving effect
val Defence.)

to the laws of the United States in this State,
Treaty. (See Great Britain.)

reported -

2209
Treasurer of the United States, his accounts re-

committ d

2211
ceived

2213
17
reported with amendments

- 2915
Treasury, a letter from the Comptroller, received

ordered to the third reading -
and committed

2217
passed

31
reported

32
Timber, a bill authorizing the purchase of, for na-
val purposes, received

2218
reported with amendments

2229
Taxes, a bill to lay and collect a direct tax, re-

ordered to the third reading-

2223
ceived

596
passed

2225
reported

600 Troops of the United States, a bill for the better or-
report considered
601, 603 ganizing of, reported

2204
bill passed with amendments

605 motion to strike out the 2d section negatived 2203
the Senate recede from the amendments dis.

2210
agreed to by the House, and disagree to

committed -

reporied with amendments

2213
the amendment of the House to the 12th

ordered to the third reading -

2215
amendment
608 passed

2217
the House recede from the amendment

609 amendments of House referred to committee 2223
report on the enrolment of the bill .

612
report of the committee

2235

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committee of conference appointed

2238 amendment disagreed to by the House 518
report of the committee agreed to

2239
the Senate recede

519
Tumer George, his deposition in the case of Wm.

Williams, Elie, a bill authorizing the conveyance
Blount

2376
of a certain tract of land to, received

591
U.
committed -

592
reported and passed-

618

Wilson, Philip, his petition praying compensa-
Unfinished business, a committee on, appointed 474 tion for the loss of a ship, &c., destroyed by
reports from the committee -

475, 476 the British after the Treaty of Peace, laid
V.
on the table-

504
referred to the Secretary of State

508
Vice President, obtains leave of absence for the re-
mainder of the session

37 Wheaton, Joseph, a bill for his relief received 2219
Vellum, Parchment, &c. (See Duties.)

committed

2221

reported and ordered to the third reading 2229
Vaughan John, his petition praying an allowance

White, Rt. Rev. Bishop, elected Chaplain 2191
for losses sustained on a deposite of bullion

Western Reserve of Connecticut. (See Connec-
in the Mint, in consequence of intervening

ticut.)
regulations- laid on the table

Willianis, Enion, his petition praying to be al-

538
a bill for his relief received from the House 573

lowed the privilege of manufacturing salt
committed

575

from the salt springs in the Northwestern
reported

2207
581

Territory, presented and referred -
recommitted

584

Y.
reported

605
third reading of the bill

612

Yeas and Nays-on the motion to expunge a cer-
motion to postpone further consideration to the

tain paragraph in the report of the answer
next session

615
to the President's Address

12
the bill lost -

· 616

on the motion to expunge certain words from
petitioner has leave to withdraw his papers 619

the motion for referring to a select commit-
Vellum fc. (See Dulies.)

tee so much of the President's Speech as re.
Vice President, excused from further attendance for

spects the establishment of a permanent
the remainder of the session

591
system of national defence

16
Virginia, the amendment to the Constitution re.

on the bill for raising an additional corps of
specting the suability of States ratified by - 504

artillery and engineers

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on the motion to expunge certain words from
Vaughan John, petition of, presented

2216

the first section of the bill for the protec-
Vermont, a bill to amend the act for giving effect

tion of the trade of the United States 18
to the laws of the United States within

on the other questions concerning the bill 19, 20
this State reported
2225 on its passage

22
title amended and the bill passed

2231 on the bill for raising an additional corps of
W.
light dragoons

22
on the motion to strike out the third section

of the bill to provide for the defence of the
White Rt. Rev. Bishop elected Chaplain -

10

ports and harbors of the United States 24
Wines, &c. (See Duties.)

on the bill to enable the President, under cer-

tain restrictions, to raise a provisional
Washington, Geveral, his letter to the President

army

25
accepting the appointment of Lieutenant

on the motion to expunge the first section of
General and Commander-in-Chief of the

the bill to authorize the President to lay,
Armies of the United States

regulate, and revoke em! argoes

28
Washington City, a bill making appropriations for

on the passag of the bill

30
completing the buildings for the accommo.

on an amendment to the bill to ascertain the
dation of the Government, received

525

time for the next meeting of Congress 29
committed -

526 on striking out the first section of the bill to
reported

532
prevent the arming of private ships

35
ordered to third reading

537

on the hill laying duties on stamped vellum,
passed

539 parchment and paper
Western Lands. (See Lands)

on an amendment to the appropriation bill 37
White, Rt. Rev. Bishop, elected Chaplain

471

on the motion to postpone the further con-
Widows and Orphans, a bill making provision

sideration of the report of the committee on
for the widows and orphans of deceased

the case of Wm. Blount to the next session 41
officers, received .

511 on the question of agreeing to said report 44
committed

512
reported

514 Yeas and Nays-on the bill authorizing the pay.
ordered to the third reading -

515

ment of certain sums of money to the daugh-
passed with an amendment.

516
ters of the late Count De Grasse

485

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