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THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS,
BEGUN AND HELD
AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON,
SEPTEMBER 4, 1837,
AND IN THE SIXTY-SECOND YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, being the First Session of the TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the Government of the United States, and in the sixty-second year of the Independence of said States.
On which day, being the day fixed by proclamation of the President of the United States of the 15th of May, 1837, for the meeting of Congress, which said proclamation is in the words following, to wit:
By the President of the United States of America :
A PROCLAMATION. Whereas great and weighty matters, claiming the consideration of the Congress of the United States, form an extraordinary occasion for convening them, I do, by these presents, appoint the first Monday of September: next for their meeting at the City of Washington ;. hereby requiring the respective Senators and Representatives then and there to assemble, to consult and determine on such measures as, in their wisdom, may be deemed meet for the welfare of the United States.
In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto (seal.)
affixed, and signel the same with my hand. Done at the City of Washington, the fifteenth day of May, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the sixty-first.
M. VAN BUREN. By order :
Join Forsyth, Secrelary of State.
Walter S. Franklin, Clerk to the late House of Representatives, commenced the call of the roll of members by States, beginning with the
State of Maine ; and having called as far as the State of Mississippi, and being about to call the members from that State