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PUBLISHED AT WASHINGTON, BY JOHN C. RIVES.—TERMS $3 FOR THIS SESSION.

32D CONGRESS, Ist Session.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1852.

New SERIES.....No. 17.

Mr. CARTTER. No further interruptions ! Survey. Towards the close of his remarks, how- || Cartter] was no doubt one of those members

Mr CAMPBELL. But the gentleman has ever, the secret leaked out. It seems he has a par- who were addressed upon the subject. And let me failed to answer the question I propounded to him. ticular interest in the whiskey trade. (A laugh.] say here, that I have very strong suspicions that I ask

Now, if that article does happen to be a staple in the resolution of thanks from that country school Mr. CARTTER. No more interruption! I my district, and that gentleman and his constituents in my colleague's district, of which he has boastcannot allow the gentleman again to interrupt me! feel a deep interest in the subject of its transporta- | ed, originated from the fact that he had transmitted

The gentleman is in great difficulty how he is tion, let me say to him that ihey can be supplied the identical charts to that school which had to dispose of his forty copies containing the geo- from my district without the aid of any informa- been sent to him by the Superintendent of the graphical information, brought to light at an an- tion from this Coast Survey: [Laughter.). That | Coast Survey, and did not come through the disnual cost of $300,000 to the nation. He cannot gentleman represents a district in central Ohio. I tribution provided by the joint resolution. conceive how an interior district in the West can have the honor to represent one in the southwes- Now, sir, my colleague's objection is, that a be benefited by any information of this descrip- tern portion, and the article can be carried by the clerk in the Coast Survey department is not as tion. Why, do you not wish to overspread this overland route. It is not necessary to employ competent as a member of this House. Let me Republic with this minute geographical informa- | any conveyance upon the high seas to furnish say that I regard the Superintendent of the Coast tion which you have brought to light by the ener- them with as much as they want to answer their Survey as better qualified to disseminate the ingies of your Government? And have not you i purposes.

formation contained in these reports—which is sprinkled over the whole country, institutions the But the position which my colleague has as- doubtless valuable than the gentlemen who hase whole object of which is to enlighten the public sumed may be accounted for, perhaps, in another | the honor to represent the agricultural districts mind with regard to these very facts ? way. He told us that he had received resolutions

upon this floor. Yes, sir, better perhaps than But my colleague has forgotten another import- from schools and colleges in his district, tendering those who represent any other sort of districts. ant fact. He has forgotten that this coast survey to him their most profound thanks for distributing And, Mr. Speaker, my object, while I have the also applies to and is extending along three thou- | these documents to them; and yet it will be ob- honor of a seat upon this floor, is to put this Gov. sand miles of lake coast in the West, penetrating served by this House that while I, with frank- ernment to no expense whatever that may not rethe great interior; and in connection with which ness, admitted that I had never examined a word sult in some practical good. The gentleman talks both his district, and my district, and every district in any one of these Coast Surveys, yet when I | about economy, and yet he wants forty or fifty in the interior of the great West, is interested—the put the question to my colleague-when I asked or a hundred copies of the Coast Survey report coast by which every barrelofflour and every pound him to say whether he had ever read any one to circulate in a district that is in nowise interestof pork must be transported; and with reference to of them himself, he refused to make any re- || ed in the survey of the coast. I did not rise, Mr. the peculiar interest of my friend's district, every sponse. While he bears down upon me for my | Speaker, for the purpose of consuming so much barrel of whiskey, too. (Great laughter.] Now neglect, he does not seem to have the manliness time as I have done. I hope the motion will preis this great interior, or this great Northern inte- to acknowledge the same neglect in himself, but i vail. rior, stretching for three thousand miles along the dodges the question. Therefore I have the right Mr. STANTON, of Tennessee. I ask the coast of these great inland seas, which bear upon to assert before this House that he has never read gentleman to allow me a single word. I desire to their bosoms a commerce equal in extent to the that report, and I have the right to draw the infer- say I fell into a mistake in regard to ten thousand salt water coast, to be told that they do not want ence, that if a gentleman possessing, perhaps, as being the usual number of extra copies which is information upon this subject? And are we to be much intelligence as any in this House, has never printed of this report. I supposed that that was told that it is better for us to commit to a clerk considered the subject of sufficient importance to the case, without having examined the particular in the Topographical Bureau the distribution of examine it in detail, it follows, as a matter of facts; but it does not alter the state of the arguthis information, rather than to the Representatives course, that his constituents care nothing about it. | ment I had the honor to present to the House. I in Congress? Why you cannot find a district, be But the point I make by my amendment and by think the report is of sufficient importance to justiit ever so benighted, or ever so isolated, in the the remarks which I have submitted is, that this fy the printing of the number demanded. great West, the people of which do not inquire nation is going into an enormous expenditure of Mr. CAMPBELL. I have no objection to the every day and every week in reference to these the people's money to print this document, and number proposed to be printed, but to the mangreat issues of commerce, which are to carry off when it is printed the copies are to be scattered ner in which they are to be distributed. I move the productions of the soií.

over the country at great expense to the Post Office the previous question. But our constituents in the West desire to in- Department for transportation, while they are utter- The previous question received a second, and quire into another important matter. When this ly worthless when they reach their destination. I the main question was ordered to be put. Government is lavishing its expenditure upon the || desire to see some reform in this respect. I desire Mr. GORMAN. I believe I have the right to salt water border, in developing its geography and to see the Coast Survey office transmit this docu- make an explanation. I do not want to make an its topography-while they are doing that, our ment to the coast itself-to those who are engaged | hour's speech, nor even a ten minutes one. As constituents want to inquire what they are doing in carrying on our trade upon the high seas and chairman of the Committee on Printing, I have for the interior commerce of the nation, and the are interested in having a knowledge of the con- taken some pains to investigate this question of interior sea-board? If it is for no other purpose dition of our harbors; and that these reports re- printing, and I reported this resolution in obedithan to discover the patronage of the Government | lating to agriculture—these reports which point the ence to the will of a majority of that committee. along the coast of the nation, I would send them farmer to the true road to prosperity, shall be cir- I did not concur in printing even six thousand this profile of our great national work, that they culated in all our agricultural districts. That is my copies; nor do I concur now, but I yielded my might go and demand what is coming to them. I proposition. My colleague's constituents may feel

Some remarks have been made in regard Now I cannot see any particular difficulty-I have a deep, interest in this Coast Survey. Mine do to the cost. Let me say to the House, in the first myself no very serious apprehensions that I shall 'not. I speak for mine, not for his. My constit- place, that the Senate have passed a resolution not be able to dispose of forty whole copies of this uents desire that kind of information, if we give it ordering ten thousand copies to be printed-five Coast Survey in my district. (A laugh.] And I publicity here, which will result to their practical thousand copies to go to the Superintendent of presume my friend (Mr. Campbell) will wait upon advantage. The farmers of my district, and I Survey, and five thousand for the use of the Senhis constituents as courteously, although he is think I may say the farmers of my colleague's ate. Last year this House ordered six thousand indisposed to support this resolution, for I know district too, care nothing about examining the copies—one thousand for the use of the Survey his fidelity to them and industry in their service maps and profiles presented in this coast survey. and five thousand for the use of the House. Some is not exceeded by any other gentleman upon this I would not vote a dollar, were I to look to the i gentlemen have undertaken to speak of the cost. floor. I hope this amendment will not prevail. interests of my constituents alone, for the publica- | After investigating that subject, I can say to the

In accordance with my promise, I now move tion of this report. But when I look at this Union- | House that the cost of engraving alone, notwiththe previous question.

when I look at this great interest of all interests, standing the use of the Electrotype process by Mr. CAMPBELL. Will the gentleman with- the commercial interest of the country, I find it which they are able to do it with greater facility draw it for a moment?

necessary to have this document printed. All ! than formerly, is from ninety to ninety-two cents Mr. CARTTER. I am under special obliga- | desire by the amendment which I have submitted for each one of the extra volumes. "For every tions to insist upon the previous question. [Laugh-is to have these reports sent where they will be of thousand copies that are published, they are ter.) some practical service.

obliged to renew the plate. This is done by the Mr. CAMPBELL. I ask the gentleman to So far as respects the intelligence of my constit- | Electrotype process, which I confess I do not withdraw it. I have propounded the question uents I have nothing to say, except

accurately understand, except as it has been exThe SPEAKER. Debate is not in order un- Mr. MULLER, of Maine, (interrupting.) I be- || plained to me by the members of that Survey. less the call for the previous question be with. | lieve it has been the universal practice of the Su- | The engraving for these extra copies will cost drawn.

perintendent of the Coast Survey heretofore when from $i 12 to $1 25 per copy, and if I am not Mr. CARTTER. Well, I will withdraw the these charts and reports were published, to address mistaken, it will in all probability exceed the call for the previous question for my colleague, if a note to every member of this House, requesting | highest sum named. I looked into the question to he will promise to renew it. (Great laughter.) them to point out the particular institutions and know where these copies were to go to, and what Mr. CAMPBELL. I will renew it. For

persons to whom they may wish the report sent, the Coast Survey wanted to do with so enormous some time I was utterly unable to understand the and to send them to such as are pointed out. a number. I said, where do you propose to disreason why my colleague had assumed the posi- Mr. CAMPBELL, (resuming.) I am obliged tribute them? The same interrogation was made tion which' he has taken in relation to the distri- to the honorable gentleman from Maine for re- by the honorable gentleman from New York, (Mr. bution of these copies of the report on the Coast Il minding me of that fact; and my colleague (Mr. || Havev.] The response was, We want to give

assent.

other lands.

some to the officers of the Army. How many? The resolution, the amendment, and the amend- Also, the petition of sundry citizens of Owsley and MorTwo or three hundred. We want to give some ment to the amendment were read for information. gan counties, Kentucky, asking the establishment of a mail to the officers of the Navy. How many? Two The question being put upon the amendment of

route from Booneville, in Owsley county, via Duft's Store,

to Hazlegreen, in Morgan county. or three hundred copies. We want to send some Mr. CAMPBELL, of Ohio, to the amendment so as By Mr. STANTON, of Ohio: The petition of Joseph abroad-to Europe, for the purpose of dissemina- to provide for the printing of ten thousand copies Newell, of Ohio, praying that he may be authorized to surting a knowledge of our coast in that country. for distribution by the Superintendent of the Coast

render his title to a section of land west of the Mississippi, How many? A thousand copies. They had not Survey, it was decided in the negative.

and that scrip may issue to bim authorizing him to locate yet reached two thousand copies. What other The question then recurred upon the amendment By Mr. BRIGGS: The memorial of sundry merchanta sources do you desire to supply? We desire of Mr. Evans; upon which

of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, praying to supply the colleges and academies, schools Mr. STEPHENS, of Georgia, demanded tellers;

a return of duties paid by them during the year 1828.

By Mr. BARRERE: T'he petition of Lieut. U. S. Grant, and various institutions throughout the country. which were ordered; and Mr. STEPHENS, of Geor

for losses sustained by him as commissary and regimental How many? A thousand copies, I suppose. gia, and Mr. HAMILTON were appointed.

quartermaster of fourth intantry at Tacubaya, Mexico, toSill they have not reached three thousand. What The question being put, the tellers reported— Salapa, Mexico, June 23, 184s, and the proof of said losses else do you desire to do with them? Well, for ayes 66, noes 80.

taken before said court. general distribution. Under the general head of So the amendment was rejected.

By Mr. JOHNSON, of Tennessee: The petition of Ed* &c." we have allowed two or three thousand The question being then put upon the original ward Taylor, of Tennessee, praying Congress to grant him copies. This Coast Survey will receive five thou- resolution, upon a division there were-ayes 134,

a back pension, sand copies from the Senate; and one thousand from noes not counted.

By Mr. MOORE, of Pennsylvania: The memorial of this House-six thousand copies in all for the use So the resolution was adopted.

officers, soldiers, seamen, marines, &c., from Pbiladelphia,

asking a modification of the bounty land act of September, of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey. The

1850.

CENSUS TABLES. Senate will have five thousand copies—some sev

By Mr. KUHNS: The petition of Jabez Hollingsworth, enty or eighty to each member of that body. Mr. ALLISON. I ask leave to offer a resolu- L. Brenneman, and 232 others, citizens of Armstrong counAnd the House five thousand copies-some twenty tion. If objection is made, I will move a suspen

ty, Pennsylvania, on the subject of the freedom of the pub

lic lands, and praying Congress to provide for laying them or thirty to each member. This number will sion of the rules,

out in farms and lots for the free use of such citizens not doubly supply all the institutions of the country;

Mr. JACKSON. I rise to a point of order. possessed of other lands, and that the jurisdiction of the it will supply all the purposes of education through The question of order I make is this: that when public lands be transferred to States or Territories on that

condition. the country, unless you should include all the the call for the State of Georgia was made by the two-mile district schools. It will supply all your Chair, a response was prevented by a motion from public libraries, and still there will be some one a privileged committee, and that, consequently, it

IN SENATE. or two thousand for miscellaneous distribution-if is now in order for gentlemen from the State of

Tuesday, January 13, 1852. you please.

Georgia to respond.
The whole cost of these five or six thousand ex- The SPEAKER. The gentleman is aware,

Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. M. BUTLER. tra copies will be from seven to eight thousand however, that on Monday it is in order to move

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION. dollars—most likely eight thousand dollars. I for a suspension of the rules. The gentleman upon

The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the speak now of the extra copies, not of the original the left of the Chair moves to suspend the rules. cost of the plates, and the number to be primed suspended, that I may have the privilegel am en

Senate a communication from the Secretary of the

Senate, showing the number of persons employed for each member. To this six thousand you must

in his office during the year 1851, and the comadd the usual extra number—say one thousandtitled to.

pensation allowed to each. and you will have seven thousand copies, and if The resolution was read for information, as fol

lows: you get off with an expense of ten thousand dol

On motion by Mr. DODGE, of lowa, it was lars you will do better than I expect.

Whereas the Superintendent of the Census has pub

Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed. I have nothing to say with respect to the utility lished in the Globe of January 1st, 1852—a clear and con- The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid before of this document, for I apprehend this House is densed report of the Census, containing a large amount of

the Senate a report of the Secretary of War, valuable information : fully satisfied that there is more or less public And whereas that information, now desired by the peo

transmitting, in compliance with the resolution of utility in the distribution of this work; but I have ple, cannot be had, in the ordinary course of printing, for a the Senate of December 29, 1851, information relthis to say, that I regard the argument which has jong time to come, and then in linnited and very inadequate ative to the construction of a military road from

quantities: therefore been used upon this Hoor as potent, that the print

Resolred, That the Committee on Printing be instructed to

Fort Dodge to Dubuque, in Iowa, and the cost of ing of this country is becoming enormous. When order 100,000 copies of that report for the use of this House, transporting munitions of war, provisions, &c., this country is informed that the printing for the provided the cost shall not exceed one cent per copy. used at that fort from the Mississippi river; which Government has increased from seventy or eighty The question being pat-on a division there were was read, and thousand, to a quarter of a million of dollars, they Layes 100, noes 48.

On motion by Mr. JONES, of lowa, it was will begin to call the representatives of the country So the rules were suspended.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee on Military to an account. What has produced this addition- Mr. OUTLAW called for the yeas and nays;

Affairs, and be printed. al expenditure of a quarter of a million of dollars ? which were ordered.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore also laid before This, among other reasons, which I shall not

Mr. CAMPBELL, of Illinois, moved the House the Senate a report of the Secretary of the Senate, now enumerate, is the main reason for my oppo- | adjourn; which motion was agreed to.

with a statement of the payments from the consition to the publication of ten thousand copies of So the House adjourned.

tingent fund of the Senate for the year ending Nothis Coast Survey report. A strict investigation of

vember 30, 1851; and, this whole question will dispel this idea which has

On motion by Mr. 'DODGE, of lowa, it was

NOTICES OF BILLS. got into the heads of members, that we need ten thousand copies.

Mr. WASHBURN gave notice of intention to introduce Ordered, That it lie on the table and be printed. the following bills:

PETITIONS.
No college wants more than one copy, no acad- An act making a grant of land to the State of Maine, in
emy wants more than one copy, an officer in the aid of the construction of the European and North Ameri- Mr. MILLER presented the proceedings of a
Army or Navy needs but one copy, the heads of

can Railway within said State.
An act in relation to invalid pensions.

public meeting of citizens of Trenton, New Jersey, Department but one copy, to be placed in the pub

in favor of the intervention of the United States lic libraries to which they have access. I repeat

PETITIONS, &c.

in behalf of the people of Hungary; which was again, that the number of this document published

referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. has increased by one thousand copies each year

The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented under the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees :

Mr. SHIELDS presented the memorial of Amsincethis Coast Survey commenced. If we are to

brose W. Thompson, proposing to enter into a

By Mr. SCUDDER: The petition of Joseph Grinnell and judge the future by the past, the demand next others, merchants and insurers, of New Bedford, Massa

contract with the Postmaster General to convey year will be for ten thousand copies. The argument chusetts, asking that one or more vessels of the United the mails between the United States ard Ireland in is urged by one of my friends from Kentucky (Mr. States inay be detailed for a survey or reconnoissance first-class steamships; which was referred to the Stanton] that our Government is increasing: Java sea, as lie in the tracks of vessels proceeding to and

of such parts of the China seas, Straits of Gaspar, and Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. our institutions are increasing, our population is from China.

Mr. RUSK presented the petition of John A. increasing, and therefore the necessity for the in- Also, the petition of the heirs of the late Captain Rufus Lynch, praying compensation for his services as a crease of this expense. I do not regard this argu- Lincoln, of the Massachusetts Continental line, for com

clerk in the Treasury Department; which, together ment as being at all a good one. I hope the amend

mutation pay, &c. ment will be voted down, and that the report of

Also, permission was had under the rules to withdraw

with the papers on the files of the Senate relating from the files of the House the petition of Russel Elliot and to the same subject, were referred to the Committhe committee will be acceded to. If gentlemen others, of Provincetown, Massachusetts, asking compensa- tee of Claims. had taken the pains which I have, in investigating

tion for bringing a prisoner from Nova Scotia to Boston for Mr. SOULE presented the petition of John S. this matter, they would not ask for the publica- | trial, and to refer the same to the Committee on Cominerce.

Also, the petition of Levi Eldridge and others, of Chat

Maunsell and William Parker, praying that a tion of more than the Coast Survey officers them

ham, Massachusetts, asking an allowance of fishing boun- register may be issued to them for the brig selves ask for.

ty in the schooner Harriet, lost at sea, be withdrawn from “ Sylphide;" which was referred to the Commit(Mr. BARRERE, from the Committee on En- the files and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

tee on Commerce. rolled Bills, reported as correctly enrolled, a bill

Also, that the petition of Atkins Dyer, of Truro, Massachusetts, for a return of tonnage duty paid, be taken from

Also, the memorial of Thomas Powell, by his making appropriations to meet the expenses incur- the files and referred to Committee on Commerce.

assignee, the New Orleans Canal and Banking red in consequence of the late fire; which was pre- By Mr. SMITH : The petition of John Baird, praying a Company, praying the appointment of a board to sented to the Speaker, and received his signature.) pension for military services.

revise the decisions of the late Board of CommisMr. SEYMOUR. I wish to inquire of the

Also, the petition of R. M. Sheppard and others, praying a post route from Fayette Court-House, Alabama, to Re

sioners for settling the claims of American citigentleman from Indiana (Mr. GORMAN] what form.

zens against Mexico; which was referred to the number the officers of the Coast Survey asked to By Mr. WHITE, of Kentucky: The petition of sundry Committee of Claims. have printed? citizens of Knox county, Kentucky, asking for the establish

Also, the memorial of Nathan C. Folger, prayMr. GORMAN. Eight thousand, as I under

ment of a mail route from Mount Welcome, in Clay coun-
ty, Kentucky, via Flat Lick, Knox county, Kentucky, to

ing the appointment of a tribunal to review the stand it, Boston, in Whitby county, Kentucky.

decisions of the late Board of Commissioners for the settlement of claims of American citizens the President's message, and of the reports of the Secretary diana; and I am prompted to do so on account of

of the Treasury on the finances, and on commerce and naviagainst Mexico; which was referred to the Com

the personal issue which my honorable friend gation, and of such other reports of any of the Secretaries mittee of Claims. as may be of general interest, embracing only the more im

made with me last evening. That honorable SenAlso, the memorial of Gabriel Villeré, praying portaut portions thereof, for the purpose of being printed in ator saw fit to remark, that at the last session of indemnity for damages done to his property by

a single volume, as a substitute for the extra numbers of Congress he understood me to take ground in the the American and British forces during the last said documents freretofore published.

Senate in favor of giving the printing of the census war with Great Britain; which was referred to the

Mr. BRADBURY. I move that the resolution

returns to a political press in this city-I think he Committee on Military Affairs. be laid upon the table and printed.

named the Republic. I then suggested that he was Mr. STOCKTON presented a petition of passed

Mr. BADGER. I would ask the honorable Sen- under an entire misapprehension upon that submidshipmen of the Navy, praying that a separate

ator if that resolution ought not to be referred to i ject. I do not suppose that my honorable friend grade may be established by law, with an increase

some committee? It seems to me that there is a pro- | intended to misrepresent my position in that reof pay, for that class of naval officers; which was

vision in the latter part of it which requires grave i gard. The truth is, that from the very outset of referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. consideration. It is whether, if that joint resolu- this business, I have been utterly opposed to the Also, a petition of John West and others en

tion becomes a law, it will not have the effect of re-introduction into Congress of the old practice of gaged in the merchant and privateer service during preventing the Senate from publishing these docu- dispensing the public printing, on any principle of the last war with Great Britain, praying compen- ments at large. I suggest that it should be re- political favoritism; and it so happens that I find sation for loss of time and privations in conseferred.

myself on record, in a train of remarks submitted quence of their capture and imprisonment by the

Mr. BRADBURY. By reference to the phra to the Senate, in relation to this very subject of enemy; which was referred to the Committee of seology of the resolution, it will be seen that it printing the ceirsus returns, in which, views are Claims.

will have no such effect. The resolution contem- expressed, such as I had the honor to lay before Also, a petition of forward officers of the Navy, piates the preparation of a compendium of the the Senate in the remarks which I made yesterday; praying an increase of pay; which was referred to more material portions of the public documents in and I hope the Senate will indulge me in reading ine Committee on Naval Affairs.

order that they may be printed. It does not de- from these remarks a few extracts, showing what Also, the petition of Hugh Wallace Wormeley, clare that they shall be printed; but the number I said. In the first extract which I will read, I formerly an officer of the Navy, praying a pension; of documents that shall be printed in full, and the remarked as follows: which was referred to the Committee on Naval number of compendiums that will be printed,

"I fully accord in the opinion which has been expressed Affairs.

will all be matters depending on the future action by my friends upon the other side of the Chamber, that the

of Congress. After the resolution is printed, if time has gone by for investing the head of any departPAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED.

any necessity shall arise for its examination it can ment with an arbitrary discretivn upon this subject of printOn motion by Mr. SHIELDS, it was then be referred.

ing." Ordered, That the memorial of Thomas Kennedy, on The motion to lay the resolution on the table

And then again: the tiles of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on and print it, was then agreed to.

“ Now, then, this committee has reported this bill, as I Military Affairs.

have before remarked, containing the provision of the old

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE CLERKS. law, and conferring on the head of the Department of the On motion by Mr, SHIELDS, it was

Mr. GWIN submitted the following resolution

Interior the arbitrary power of making a contract with any Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate

individual that he pleases, and upon any terms that he may relating to the claim of the Common Council of New York for consideration:

see fit, without advertising, without competition. To any eity, for expenses io organizing, equipping, and subsisting Resolved, that the Committee on Naval Affairs be au- such provision in this bill, I am utterly opposed-rot that I a regiment of New York volunteers for the Mexican war, thorized to employ a clerk.

believe the honorable gentleinan at the head of that Departbe referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Mr. RUSK submitted the following resolution

ment would abuse the trust thus copfided in him; I am conOn motion by Mr. BERRIEN, it was

vinced he will execute it with as much fidelity as any other for consideration:

of the distinguished citizens of the country. Ordered, That the memorial and papers of L. Ralston,

Resolved, That the Committee on the Post Office and “ Now, sir, in order to realize, or rather to carry out es the files of the Senate, be withdrawn and referred to the

Post Roads be and they are hereby authorized to employ a what has been the policy of the Government for several Conmittee on Indian Affairs. clerk.

years past, to wit: to have all the printing let out at conREPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES.

tract, and given to the lowest bidder, all that is required is ASSIGNABILITY OF LAND WARRANTS.

the addition of a few words to the clause of the twentieth Mr. SHIELDS, from the Committee on Mili- Mr. HUNTER. Mr. President, there is a bill | sretion.” tary Affairs, to whom was referred the bill for the upon your table which perhaps more than any The last clause reads thus: relief of Edward Everett, late a sergeant in the other interests the public. If it can be taken up “And further, as the returns are made, to cause the same United States Army, reported back the same with- I believe it will be passed in a few minutes. I al- to be classified and arranged in the best and most conout amendment. lude to the bill making bounty land warrants as

venient manner for use; and thousand copies thereof He also, from the same committee, to whom signable. I hope it will be the pleasure of the

to be printed for distribution."

“Now, sir, if the amendment of my honorable friend vas referred the bill for the relief of the heirs and Senate to take it up, and to effect that object I

shall fail, I shall propose to add to that clause these words: legal representatives of the late Colonel Alexander move that all previous orders be postponed.

On contract, as now provided by law.' That is to say, to G. Morgan, reported back the same without Several SENATORS. It will lead to debate. the lowest bidder." amendment.

Mr. SEBASTIAN. I believe there are some And then, again, I remarked: He also, from the same committee, to whom two or three resolutions on the calendar as un- “I would say that I am not for subsidizing the press or was referred the bill to increase the efficiency of finished business, which should be first disposed the city, either the Whiig or the Democratic press-either

the one or the other." the Army by a retired list for disabled officers, re- of. The honorable Senator from Virginia, I beported back the same with amendments.

lieve, thinks the bill which he mentions can be And again: Mr. DAWSON, from the Committee on Mili- taken up and passed without discussion. Now, “ As to the scheme of giving the printing, at this lato tary Affairs, to whom was referred the bill for the I happen to know that there are questions involved

day, to the political press of this city, it is a proposition that

I shall resist to the uttermost, and at all times.”
relief of the Virginia Woolen Company, reported in that bill which will not be disposed of without
back the saine without amendment.
considerable debate. Under these circumstances,

And finally, I remarked:
BILLS INTRODUCED.
I hope that bill will not be taken up:

“I am opposed to the existing system of printing. It Mr. HUNTER. I withdraw the motion for

must be amended; and I trust that before the present ConMr. UNDERWOOD, in pursuance of notice, the present, but give notice that on Monday next

gress is over, we may have some plan of doing the Con

gressional printing which will secure accuracy,good quality, asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill (S. || I will renew it.

expedition, and all the other elements which are indispens110) to purchase the stock owned by individuals

able to the transaction of business of Congress. iniend,

PRINTING THE SEVENTH CENSUS. in the Louisville and Portland canal, and for other

sir, to resist now, and at all times hereafter, the connection purposes; which was read a first and second time

The Senate resumed the consideration of the

of the public printing with the political press of this city,

whether upon the one side or the other. I therefore insist by unanimous consent, and ordered to be printed. following resolution:

that the 21st section is exactly right; and with respect to Mr. FELCH, in pursuance of notice, asked

Be it resolved, &c., That the Joint Committee on Print- the preceding section, all that is required is simply tie addi

ing be directed to contract with Donelson & Armstrong for and obtained leave to introduce a bill (S. 111) for

tion of four or five words such as I have already suggested printing the Census returns, upon such terms as the com- to the Senate." the relief of William A. Richmond; which was inittee inay deem reasonable. Și resd a first and second time by unanimous consent,

Such, Mr. President, were my views then, as

Which Mr. Smith had moved to amend by they have been at all times; and I have resisted to and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. substituting the following:

the uttermost, and on all occasions, the idea of NOTICE OF BILL.

"It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior, in conformity with the provisions of the act entitled 'An'act

breaking up the existing policy of the two Houses Mr. STOCKTON gave notive that he should making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses

of Congress, and letting out the printing-either to-morrow, or on some early day thereafter, ask of the Government for the year 1842,' approved on the 18th the printing of Congress or the departmental printleave to introduce a bill to authorize the Postmas

May of said year, to contract for the composition and press- ing-to the lowest bidder. But I understand my

work of -- copies of the returns of the Seventh Census, ter General to contract for carrying the mails be

honorable friend from Indiana (Mr. Bright] to as the same are classified and arranged by said Secretary; tween Jersey City and port of New York and and in like manner to contract for so much paper and of

say,

that the amendment which I propose to his Galway, in Ireland.

such quality as lie shall deem proper for said work; and in resolution contemplates giving this printing to the

like manner to contract for binding said returns as printed Secretary of the Interior, to be disposed of by him COMPENDIUM OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS. in such style as he may judge expedient; provided the party Mr. BRADBURY asked, and by unanimous to each of said contracts shall give such surety, and said

arbitrarily and at his own discretion; or, in other paper and work shall be subject to such inspection, as said

words, to confer upon him the power, if he should consent obtained leave to introduce a joint reso- Secretary shall require to insure a faithful performance of see fit, to confer the execution of the work upon lation providing for a compendium of the annual the same."

some portion of the public press in the city: I republic documents; which was read a first and sec- Mr. BRIGHT proceeded to address the Senate | gret very much, Mr. President, that when I closed ond time by its title. It is as follows:

at some length in defence of the resolution, and my remarks yesterday, I did not move the printBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in reply to the remarks of the Senator from Con- | ing of this amendment; and when I consider the of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That necticut, [Mr. Smith,) of yesterday. This speech character of my chirography, I will not complain the President be, and be hereby is authorized and requested, at the commencement of each future session of Congress, or will be found in the Appendix.

that my honorable friend' from Indiana (Mr.. as soon thereafter as may be practicable, to cause to be pre

Mr. SMITH. I wish to make a very few re- Bright) should have entirely misapprehended the pared a compendium of the public documents accompanying marks in reply to my honorable friend from In- character of this amendment. It does not, sir, pro

pose at all to confer any discretionary power upon that he will have nothing to do with it, and I re- our duties here. But I must confess they have the Secretary of the Interior. On the contrary, it spect and honor him very much for coming to such had very liutle effect so far as I am concerned, for requires him, in the first place, to let out the com- a conclusion. He does not like the job. But, there are many volumes of them into which I have position and the press-work; in the next place, to says my honorable friend from Indiana, " I guess never looked.' I know that Congress has parcontract for the supply of paper; and in the third I can find Senators who would be willing to do chased books, and has paid for them a great deal place, to contract for the binding, in conformity this.” Possibly he may; I do not know. but he more than they were worth; and I hope that when with the provisions of an act entitled “An act will. Perhaps the honorable Senator from Indi- my friend brings up the subject as one to be imimaking appropriations for the civil and diplomatic ana himself will volunteer to help this most lucra- 1 taied, he does not propose that we shall pay this expenses of the Government for the year 1842;" tive job into the office of a certain concern, for enormous price of $17 per copy; for if he does, or, in other words, to let it out to the lowest bid- the welfare of which he appears to have a pro- instead of $300,000, it will cost half a million of der; to advertise it in the public papers for thirty | found solicitude.

dollars at the very least. days; to receive the bids of all those who choose “ But," again says the honorable Senator, “ I But how does he know it will cost only to enter into this competition, and then to let it out can furnish you a precedent for all this, because is

$300,000? On what basis does he make that calto those who will do the work for the lowest price, Congress has been buying books from Gales & culation? Has the Senator told how many copies according to the specifications—the party bidding Seaton for I don't know how long—about a quar- of this work he proposes to have printed and is to give security, and the work, the whole work-li ter of a century—and handing them over to them- it not absolutely necessary that Congress should the paper, the composition, the press-work, and selves. Very well; I can tell that honorable settle the question in regard to the number of the binding-to be subjected to such supervision Senator that I have not a very exalted opinion of copies before anybody can make any calculation and inspection as the honorable Secretary may that operation; and if he will introduce a proposi- on the expense of the work, or even the cost of deem to be necessary in order to secure a full and tion to repeal the whole system, I will vote for his composition, to say nothing about press-work? faithful performance of the contract. By my pro- proposition, and restore all the books that I have Now my friend and I certainly cherish for the posed amendment, therefore, I banish all favorit- | got, to the Government. I say that a more waste- Senator from Indiana sentiments of the very highism in the execution of the work in any and every ful, more prodigal, more wicked system of dis- est respect; I know he is a vigilant and highlyform, and put it upon the same footing as the de- bursing the public money never existed on earth valuable member of this body, and I will do hii partmental printing, except in one or two points than this system of distributing books among the justice to say here, that I know of po' man which I regard as improvements, such as the sepa- members of Congress. I do not say this with who is more prompt, more energetic, and more rating of the printing and press-work from the the view of being understood as objecting to any determined in resisting the passage through this purchase of the paper, and these again from the pay which members get either in the form of mile- | Senate of any bill which will be likely to cast a binding-making each department distinct; and age or per diem. It is not because I believe that burden upon the Treasury, without the severest then again in requiring security and inspection they really get anything more than a fair compen- | scrutiny, aird will more insist on knowing all the and supervision in the execution of the work. sation for their services here. I know that I earn elements of the cost on this occasion seems to be There is, therefore, not to be any favoritism. The every dollar which I receive here; and if I have a prepared to go to the entire extent of the result work is to be done on the lowest terms, and it will trifle to carry home to keep to pay the expenses which may follow from his proposition, without be done, I have no doubt, in a manner which will li of my family during the recess, I think I do very knowing what number of copies we are to have be entirely satisfactory to the Departments, as well well. It is not because we take out of the public printed; and he proposes to rush into this field at as to Congress and the people of the country in treasury $17 to pay for a volume to give to a once, and in the dark. general.

member that I object-seventeen dollars to pay There appears to be something that has disAgain, Mr. President, the honorable Senator for that which is absolutely not worth three dol- | armed the usual vigilance of my friend from Indifrom Indiana saw.fit to remark, that I had, as he lars. We pay hundreds of thousands of dollars ana, for he says the Secretary tells him this presumed, greatly underrated the value of this out of the Treasury of the United States every morning that he has one State done. I do not work, and that I seemed to suppose that it was of year for what is of no real use to us.

know how long they have been in arriving at that very little consequence—that it was a thing to be A SENATOR, (in his seat.) Oh, move to divide point of consummation; and when the remaining printed and thrown aside, like many other docu- | the money amongst ourselves.

States are to be completed, I do not know. ments, as of no value. In his argument, how- Mr. SMITH, (laughingly:) Yes if we could Sir, I know that Congress has been in the habit ever, the Senator says it is a work of very great | divide the money among ourselves, there would of buying books; and I know that we provide for value—that it is to go into the records of the Gov- || be some propriety in that some good common the publication of our debates to what profit I ernment, and into our colleges and the various sense in that; but for the sake of conferring some will not undertake to say, or with what utility to States of the Union; and the honorable Senator little miserable picayune benefit upon this member, the country. We paid at the last Congress $7 50 saw fit to have read, at the desk of the Clerk of or upon that one, when he newly comes to Con- per column for the publication of our speeches in the Senate, some eulogies by some foreign writer gress—and I take my full share of responsibility the Intelligencer, and $7 50 to the Union. The (I hardly know who) on the value of this work, on this matter, for I have had these books myseli, | Intelligencer could not live by it, and has thereand speaking of it as being a very great improve and when they are applied for for others who have fore gone out of the business. But the Union ment on any work of this character, either in this not received them, I am constrained to vote for continues to prosecute the work, and I hope will country or in Europe. Sir, I have not under- | them for very shame, because I myself have had prosecute it with success. As it is very important, valued this work. I know that it is a work of them—but I say, in all earnestness, that it would or is supposed to be very important, that our dehigh importance.. But what, let me ask the hon- | be infinitely better, if this system is to be con- bates should be published in full, if $7 50 is not orable Senator from Indiana, has that to do with tinued, to take this money openly and manfully a sufficient compensation to the “Union," I am printing it at the Union office? That is the ques- out of the Treasury and distribute it amongst our willing to add to it, particularly as we are now tion I wish him to answer me. What has the selves, than 10 resort to this indirect method of relieved from the expense of publishing them in importance of the work to do with the printing increasing the remuneration of members in a mode the “ Intelligencer.' But what has that to do of it at the Union office without any competitors which is really of very little value to us one with the question before us? What if we do hire What has that to do with the question of the pro- way or the other. But the honorable Senator from the Union to print our debates, what if we do not priety of conferring this work upon the political Indiana says that because this old and corrupy open the printing of our debates to competition? press of this city as a matter of favoritism? I system-and I beg pardon for using the word This is a matter relating to departmental printing; do not know but that there may be Senators "corrupt," for I mean nothing offensive by the and I say that the very moment we determine enough to carry out such a scheme; but at all way in which I use it—which has come down to upon the number of copies to be printed, and order events I am going to wait to hear the votes of us, I do not know how long, is still in use, and the Secretary of the Interior to print the work, it Senators announced before I will believe that they because we are in the habit of ordering books for comes under the operation of existing laws, and is will do it. But the honorable Senator stands up members of Congress, and now that we have a disposed of. and gravely tells the Senate that this work is un. piece of departmental printing, which the honorable But, Mr. President, after having addressed the disposed of—that it is a sort of waif and estray, Senator thinks will cost not more than three hun- | Senate, perhaps at an unreasonable length, yester. which the honorable Senator proposes we should dred thousand dollars, reckoning on the basis of day, upon this subject, I do not deem it right that capture and deliver over to the proprietors of the six dollars per volume as the cost of the Archives, I should trespass further upon the time and attenUnion newspaper in this city. And it is work,” whereas that cost was no less than seventeen dol- tion of this body; and I have to express my thanks says the honorable Senator, that is "undisposed lars a volume; and because--

for the patience and attention that has been shown of !” And this is said, I presume, to alleviate Mr. BRIGHT. I desire to correct the Senator, in listening to me. any little irritation of conscience which there may I did not use the word "corrupt,"' nor did I say Mr. HÅLE. I want to say a word or two upon be; and I venture to say that there is a good deal anything against the system of printing books. I this subject, though I enter upon it with great reon all sides of this Chamber in regard to the pro- have never voted for books; I have always voted luctance, and, if the Senate will excuse me, with priety of taking this course. It is a work which against the practice, though I have taken shem, great distidence, (laughter) because, sir, we have the honorable Senator says is “undisposed of!” as I understand the Senator from Connecticut has been entertained, of late, with such lofty subjects, And why is it undisposed of? Simply because also.

the safety of the Union, the spirit of the age, progwe have not ordered the Secretary of the Interior Mr. SMITH. I am sensible, in speaking of the ress, manifest destiny, national intervention, the to print it. And if it were ordered to be printed, distribution of books among members, that I have | Magyar race, &c., that it is a great effort to clip then it would come under the law of 1842, which traveled in some degree out of the proper limits; the wings of a man's imagination and come down tells the Senator from Indiana that it shall not go but the honorable Senator referred to it, as being to a printing office, and deal in such a commoninto the Union office, or, in other words, that it some justification of this extraordinary measure. place subject as the mere printing of these Census shall not be disposed of unless they do it in this I think I am in order to denounce this system as returns will he. But it is a part of what we are form. The Senate is to make this order, and an abuse. But after all, what is it but buying bound to do, and we must do it. I apprehend then comes in the law of 1842 to take hold of it. | books? It is not Congressional printing, it is not that a great mistake has arisen from the fact that The gentleman proposes to alter this law to take departmental printing; it is buying certain books, we are endeavoring to be a little more pure, a litit out of the hands of the proper party, and to containing a great deal of information which we tle more patriotic than our poor human nature hand it over to my friend from Arkansas, (Mr. distribute among the members for the purpose, as will allow us to be. And here is an opportunity BORLAND.) He again (Mr. Borland) replies il we suppose, of enabling us the better to discharge offered to us-I mean, to us Democrats to do a

me.

at once.

great public benefit to the country, and a little pri- And I hope we will not forget to reward-not to Connecticut (Mr. Smith) is the proper plan. And vale benefit to a party at the same time; and that reward, but do a patriotic act to those coming on what is that plan? It is that the work shall be let a great good and a small good can be effected at the stage. I am perfectly satisfied that a majority out under contract by the Secretary of the Interior, once. We had better not shut our eyes to the of this Senate will give this patronage to their And why is it proper that the Secretary of the existing realities about us, and to strain them at friends. It would be strange if they did not. I Interior should have something to do with this some great national odject that does not exist. think if my friend from Connecticut (Mr. Smith) work? Has not the Census been taken under the We had better look close at hard. We have a was in power, he would do the same thing; if he law, through that department of the Government? country first, and the country has got a Whig and would not, he would not live up to that reputa- Is not the Superintendent of the Census, the head a Democratic party in it. We cannot get along tion he has acquired, for his reputation has been of that bureau, subject to the Government of the without them; and the next thing to be looked at that he will stand by his friends. No man need country? Certainly. Who knows most about is, that the party cannot get along without an blush for that. I hope my friends will stand by the plan of this work, or about the way in which organ. Who ever heard of a party without an I have not a great many here, sir; but I the compendium has been formed, or how it should organ? Bat the countryman, who never saw an hope what few I have will stand by me.

be printed, so as best to carry out the intentions of organ, and sees for the first time the man who is Now let us have done with this matter. I have | Congress, as perfected in and through the Interior performing upon one, comes to the conclusion that no doubt this will help the Union, and I am will. Department, as the Secretary of the Interior? And the man who is touching the keys is the only one ing that it should be helped. The great Union ! is it not well known to this body that the printing employed in making the music. He does not has been saved, and the litle Union ought to be of this work will be commenced before the work know that there is a boy behind, who blows helped; and the two acts are in unison. I hope itself is completed in the office of the Secretary of the the bellows. (Laughter.] What sort of an we shall all take this practical view of it. I trust Interior? It seems to me that, in a matter involvorgan would it be without somebody behind? | I do not offend the sensibilities of any one; 1 ing so many figures—for I believe the work will This bill is the boy that blows the bellows; this hope nobody is loaded with a flowery speech, consist pretty much of figures, except merely a is the wind that fills the pipes; the keys are to be full of tropes and figures of rhetoric, who will be few words of' introduction to each State with this played elsewhere. All that the public ordinarily shocked at the apparently trifling manner in which exception, all the rest are statistics,

-I say, that in bees, is the man; the bellows boy is behind. The I have treated this subject. I am in earnest; and a matter where there are so many figures, there bellows boy in this case has to sit behind and

being so,

I can assure the honorable gentlemen must be liability to very many errors. And how * raise the wind," as a friend near me suggests. from Connecticut and Indiana, that I do not im- are those errors to be avoided or corrected except Now, it seems to me, it is a little ungenerous in peach their motives in the least. I believe there by those who superintend the publication? And the Whigs-standing on a high moral platform- is a good deal of human nature in mankind gen- who can better superintend the publication than I now stand on a high platform, I can look down erally, and as much of it in these honorable Sena- the head of the Census Bureau, or Superintendent upon and talk to both parties«I say it seems to tors as there is in high-minded men everywhere, of the Census, under the direction of the Secretary me a little ungenerous in the Whigs who, accord- and not any more. And I believe that manifest of the Interior? Sir, it is clear that no one can do ing to the authority which the honorable Senator destiny points to this manner of doing this print- it so well as he. from Indiana has adduced, have had bellows | ing. Let us bow to manifest destiny, and let us And here permit me to throw out a suggestion blowers for a long time, and their keys have been not spend a great deal more time in discussing for the consideration of both sides of this House, Louched, for Whig organs will not go without bel- this question. I hope I have given a rational whether they be Democrats or Whigs. What bows blowing any more than Democratic organs- view of this subject-one that will commend itself would be the suggestion which would be made in I say it is a little hard, when they have had their to the mind of every Senator, and that we shall i relation to this resolution, if we were to pass it bellows blowed so long, that they are not willing be disposed to come to a decision of this question just on the eve of a presidential election? Would to have these new performers have the benefit of a

it not be said that through the agency of party Ittle wind. Donelson & Armstrong cannot touch Mr. DAWSON. Before the question is taken power, we had made an appropriation of public the keys without this blowing, and I am willing to I desire to say a few words on the subject. The money to sustain an organ at the expense of the give a liberal quantity of wind; I am willing to resolution and amendment both contemplate the Government? I do not make any such charge; give anything not very extravagant; and I hope, printing of the census returns, and it is a question but it is our duty so to legislate as to prevent the of we do this, as we certainly shall-for we all of judgment submitted to this body which is the public mind from entertaining the belief that we know where the majority is—we are a majority best plan, and which will carry out the object of are influenced here by improper motives. Now, here, sir, I mean we, the Democrats, and we are the Senate, and be most advantageous to the coun- how can this best be done? Why, sir, by doing going to have a broad platform, broad enough for try. That is the question on which we are to that which is right-by doing our duty, and then all conservatives and republicans to stand upon, both divide, and I am sure, for one, that party con- endeavoring to satisfy the country that what we North and South-being in a decided majority, we siderations will not influence the votes of the have done is right. And I submit it to you, and shall carry this measure in one way or another. majority of this body. The resolution of the Sen- to every Senator on this floor, if we as individuThere is no doubt about it, for human nature is ator from Indiana proposes that this printing shall als had the contract to let out, having to pay from as human now as it ever has been, and it be let out by the Committee on Printing of this three to five hundred thousand dollars, whether will continue to be the same, at least till after the body, and designates that a contract shall be made we would not do it under special contract, and let Dext presidential election. Well, I hope, looking with persons therein named. Now I object to it out to the lowest bidder, first giving him the to the future, that after we have been so liberal, || this course, for the reason that it excludes all means of ascertaining the terms we proposed, and our liberality will continue, for there is another competition, and places the publication of an im- | the character of the work which we desired to party, a very small party, I mean now the Free- portant work in the hands of a mere newspaper have done? We should certainly do this. We Soil party and they, too, want wind. They only establishment—not a bookbinding or book printing would feel ourselves bound to employ those perpublish a weekly paper now, but by and hy, as establishment at all.

sons whom we believed would do the work best, the party is progressing, they may have a daily It is said that there is a precedent for this. That and at the cheapest rate. And who, sir, underorgan; and if they do, their organ cannot go any is very true. Both parties in Congress at different stands this matter best? and who should be our more than yours can without wind. And I hope || times have probably pursued this course; but the agent? Not the Committee on Printing of the those whose organs have been so long making question at present is, has there ever been, since Senate, for their chairman refuses to undertake such sweet music, the public all the while blowing this Government commenced, one single proposi- || the great and important work of making a contract the bellows, will show some magnanimity to them tion for printing for the benefit of the country || by which from three to five hundred thousand when they come forward with their very modest involving so large an amount? What is the ques- || dollars are to be expended. Why does he refuse? request to raise a little wind. Now this, I think, 1 tion? It is in truth an appropriation of from three Because, he says, that he is not competent; that is the real, sober, matter of fact view of the case. hundred thousand to five hundred thousand dol- it is not in the line of his usual vocation; that he That is to say, this is what we will talk over be- lars of the public money to execute this printing. has not the requisite judgment to protect the tween ourselves. I hope the reporters will not The Senator from Indiana puts down this work country through his instrumentality from probprint this, because this is not for the public; it is at six dollars per volume, and makes it to consist able imposition or from a bad contract. This is

Our organs want wind; we have the of two volumes, thus making twelve dollars for honest and correct on his part. means to give it to them, and we will give the set; and he limits the number to twenty-five Where then can we next best go to? We go it to them. I know that this will be a favor thousand volumes, which makes the sum of three to the head of the Interior Department. And who to these gentlemen, I know that if I were in i hundred thousand dollars. Now, sir, if Senators is the head of that Department? And what are power—but I forgot, I am of the Democratic will only reflect for a moment, I think they will his qualifications for this business? We all know party, slaughter;) but if I were differently situ- soon perceive that the Senator from Indiana has that so far as printing is concerned, he is an inated, I would go for giving to my friends in pref- not given us more than half the estimate of what | dividual who has more printing to be done than erence in those who are opposed to us. Now, as this work will actually cost. Look at all the his- / any other of the Secretaries in the various departthis is the natural and common-sense view of the tory of the past, and all the precedents that can ments of this Government. And has not the subject-the view we all take of it, the view that be cited, the patent reports and others, and see printing of these various departments for years everybody has taken since the fall of Adam-1 whether this is not the case. This document will been done under contracts made by the gentlemen do not mean of Adams as it is the proper view, | be admitted to be a vastly more important publi- at the head of these various departments? Cerwhy not come up to it at once? I presume that cation than any we have ever ordered. Suppose, tainly it has. And has not that printing been satDonelson & Armstrong are highly respectable now, that we should print fifty thousand copies—isfactory? Have we ever heard of any complaints gentlemen; I do not know them. And I hope and a friend on whose judgment I can rely, sup

similar to those which we have heard in reference there will be a provision, or that the commitiee poses we shall need that number—then the amount to the printing of the Senate? No, sir; not any: will arrange the matter so that what we do for the will run up to six hundred thousand dollars. Why then do we say

" We will not trust you" Union now will not prejudice Mr. Ritchie's Now, what is it that we want? We want a Why take it from him? Is he not as competent claims, because he said that he played and fur- book published in the best and cheapest style; and as the committee of this House? And will he not nished the wind. I hope then this will not preju- the question is, what plan shall we adopt to effect be more competent when he can say to the world, dice his claim, but that we shall remember him. this? I maintain, Mr. President, and I think I “Here is a contract which will involve the expendi"Let others hail the rising sug

can show it satisfactorily, that the plan proposed || ture of five hundred thousand dollars; I require by the amendment submitted by the Senator from these census returns to be published according

for us.

I bow to him whose race is run."

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