Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

4

Mr. Chambers, of Kentucky, from the Committee of Claims, made an unfavorable report on the petition of William J. Posey; as also, on the petition of Joseph Perkins and others; which reports were ordered to lie on the table.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the Uniied States, by Mr. Donelson, his private secretary, which was read, and is as follows: To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States :

I transmit to Congress a report from the Secretary of State, accompanying copies of certain papers relating to a bequest to the United States, by Mr. James Smithson, of London, for the purpose of founding at Washington an establishment, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, " for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." The Executive having no authority to take any steps for accepting the trust, and obtaining the funds, the papers are communicated, with a view to such measures as Congress may deem necessary.

ANDREW JACKSON. WASHINGTON, December 17, 1835. Ordered, That the said message be referred to a select committee, and

Mr. John Quincy Adams, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Garland of Virginia, Mr. Pearce of Rhode Island, Mr. Speight, Mr. McKennan, Mr. Hannegan, Mr. Garland of Louisiana, and Mr. Chapin, were appointed said committee.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a report, prepared in obedience to the 8th section of the act of Congress, of the 2d of March, 1831, entitled " An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States," which letter and report were laid on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the petition of inhabitants of Holliston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying Congress to provide for the immediate abolition of slavery and the slave trade within the District of Columbia; and of the motions made thereon, viz:

By Mr. Jackson: That the petition be referred to a select committee. By Mr. Hammond: That the petition be rejected.

A motion was made by Mr. Owens, that the said petition and motions do lie on the table.

A motion was then made by Mr. Pinckney to suspend the rules, so as to afford an opportunity for the presentation of petitions and memorials ; which motion being decided in the negative,

'The question recurred on the motion made by Mr. Owens, that the petition of the inhabitants of Holliston, in the State of Massachusetts, and the motions pending in relation thereto, do lie on the table. And the said question being put, Yeas,

140, It passed in the affirmative, Nays,

76. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Chilton Allan

Mr. Andrew Beaumont Mr. Robert Burns
Joseph B. Anthony
Abraham Bockee

Churchill C.Cambrel ang
William H. Ashley
Ratliff Boon

John Carr
Samuel Barton
Mathias J. Bovee

William B. Carter
James M. H. Beale
Lynn Boyd

Zadok Casey
Bepping M. Bean
John W. Brown

George Chambers
Samuel Beardsley
Andrew Buchanan

John Chaney

.

Mr. Reuben Chapman Mr. Abel Huntington Mr. William Montgomery
Graham H. Chapin
Adam Huntsman

William S. Morgan
Jesse F. Cleveland
Joseyh R. Ingersoll

Henry A. Muhlenberg
John Coffee
Samuel Inghain

George W. Owens
Walter Coles
Jabez Jackson

Sherman Page
Robert Craig
Leonard Jarvis

Gorham Parks
John Cramer
Joseph Johnson

William Patterson
Samuel Cushman
Richard M. Johnson

Franklin Pierce
John W. Davis
Cave Johnson

Lancelot Phelps
Edmund Deberry
John W. Jones

Henry L. Pinckney
Philemon Dickerson
Benjamin Jones

Abraham Rencher
Ulysses F. Doubleday Andrew T. Judson

Jobn Reynolds
George C. Dromgoole Daniel Kilgore

Joseph Reynolds
Valentine Efner
George L. Kinnard

Eleazer W. Ripley
John Fairfield

John Klingensmith, jr. John Roane
Dudley Farlin
Amos Lane

James Rogers
John B. Forester
Gerrit Y. Lansing

Ferdinand S. Schenck
Richard French
John Laporte

William Seymour
Jacob Fry, jr.
Gideon Lee

William B. Shepard
William K. Fuller
Joshua Lee

Augustine H. Shepperd
John Galbraith
Thomas Lee

William N. Shinn
James Garland
Stephen B. Leonard

Francis 0. S. Smith
Ransom H. Gillet
Henry Logan

David Spangler
Seaton Granıland
George Loyall

Joel B. Sutherland
William J. Graves
Edward Lucas, jr.

John Taliaferro
Elisha Haley
Francis S. Lyon, jr.

William Taylor
Thomas L. Hamer
Abijah Mann, jr.

Francis Thomas
Edward A. Hannegan
Job Mann

John Thompson
Benjamin Hardin
Joshua L. Martin

Isaac Toucey
James Harlan
John Y. Mason

Joel Turrill
Samuel S. Harrison
William Mason

Joseph R. Underwood
Albert G. Harrison
Moses Mason, jr.

Aaron Vanderpoel
Micajah T. Hawkins
Sampson Mason

David D. Wagener
Charles E. Haynes
William L. May

Aaron Ward
Joseph Henderson
William McComas

Daniel Wardwell
Hopkins Holsey
John McKeon

Taylor Webster
George W. Hopkins
Isaac McKim

Joseph Weeks
Benjamin C. Howard
Jeremiah McLene

Lewis Williams
Elias Howell
Charles F. Mercer

Sherrod Williams
Edward B. Hubley

Jesse Miller
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. Thomas Glascock Mr. Jonathan McCarty
Heman Allen
James Graham

James J. McKay
Jeremiah Bailey
Francis Granger

Thos. M. T. McKennan
John Bell
William J. Grayson

John J. Milligan
William K. Bond

George Grennell
, jr.

Niathias Morris
Nathaniel B. Borden
John K. Griffin

James Parker
James W. Bouldin
Joseph Hall

John M. Patton
George N. Briggs
Hiland Hall

Dutee J. Pearce
Samuel Bunch
James H. Hammond

James A. Pearce
William B. Calhoun
Gideon Hard

Ebenezer Pettigrew
Robert B. Campbell
James Harper

Francis W. Pickens
John Chambers
Abner Hazeltine

David Potts, jr.
Timothy Childs
William Hiester

John Reed
Nath. H. Claiborne
Samuel Hoar

John Robertson
William Clarke
Hiram P. Hunt

David Russell
Henry W. Connor
William Jackson

Ebenezer J. Shields
Joseph H. Crane
Henry F. Janes

William Slade
Caleb Cushing;
Henry Johnson

Jonathan Sloane
Edward Darling on
Joab Lawler

William Sprague
Harmar Denny
Abbot Lawrence

James Standefer
William C. Dunlap
George W. Lay

Bellamy Storer
George Evans
Luke Lea

Waddy Thompson, jr.
Horace Everett
Levi Lincoln

John Wbite
Samuel Fowler
Thomas C. Love

Elisha Whittlesey
Philo C. Fuller
Abram P. Maury

Henry A. Wise
Rice Garland
A motion was then made by Mr. Owens, that the rules in relation to the

[ocr errors]

presentation of memorials and petitions be suspended, to afford him an opportunity to move two resolutions in the words following:

Resolved, That in the opinion of this House, the question of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia ought not to be entertained by Congress.

And it be further resolved, That in case any petition praying the abolítion of slavery in the District of Columbia, be hereafter presented, it is the deliberate opinion of this House, the same ought to be laid upon the table without reading.

And on the question, Shall the rule be suspended for the purpose aforesaid ?

Yeas, It was decided in the negative,

100, , Nays,

115. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the

affirmative, are,
Mr. Samuel Barton
Mr. John K. Griffin

Mr. Charles F. Mercer
Benning M. Bean
Joseph Hall

William Montgomery
Samuel
Beardsley
Thomas L. Hamer

Henry A. Muhlenberg
Ratliff Boon
James H. Hammond

George W. Owens
Lynn Boyd
Edward A. Hannegan

Sherman Page
Robert Burns
Albert G. Harrison

Gorhamn Parks
Churchill C. Cambreleng Micajah T. Hawkins

William Patterson
Robert B. Campbell
Charles E. Haynes

John M. Patton
John Chaney
Hopkins Holsey

Franklin Pierce
Nath. H. Claiborne
George W. Hopkins

James A. Pearce
Jesse F. Cleveland
Benjaman C. Howard Ebenezer

Pettigrew
Jobn Coffee
Abel Huntington

Francis W. Pickens
Walter Coles
Adam Huntsman

Henry L. Pinckney
Henry W. Connor
Jabez Jackson

Joseph Reynolds
John Cramer
Leonard Jarvis

Eleazer W. Ripley
Samuel Cushman
Cave Johnson

John Roane
Edmund Deberry
Henry Johnson

John Robertson
Philemon Dickerson
John W. Jones

James Rogers
Ulysses F. Doubleday Benjamin Jones

William Seymour
George C. Dromgoole Gerrit Y. Lansing

William B. Shepard
William C. Dunlap
Joshua Lee

Ebenezer J. Shields
Dudley Farlin
Luke Lea

Bellamy Storer
John B. Forester
George Loyall

William Taylor
Richard French
Edward Lucas, jr.

Francis Thomas
Jacob Fry, jr.
Francis S. Lyon

Waddy Thompson, jr.
William K Fuller
Abijah Mann, jr.

Isaac Toucey
James Garland
Joshua L. Martin

George W. B. Towns
Rice Garland
John Y. Mason

Joel Turrill
Ransom H. Gillet
William Mason

Aaron Vanderpoel
Thomas Glascock
William L. May

Aaron Ward
James Graham
James J. McKay

Joseph Weeks
Seaton Grantland
John McKeon

Henry A. Wise
William J. Graves

Isaac McKim
William J. Grayson

Jeremiah McLene
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Mr. John Quincy Adams Mr. James W. Bouldin Mr. Graham H. Chapin
Chilton Allan
Matthias J. Bovee

Timothy Childs
Heman Allen
George N. Briggs

William Clark
Joseph B. Anthony
John W. Brown

Robert Craig
Wiliam H. Ashley
Andrew Buchanan

Joseph H. Crane
Jereiniah Bailey
Samuel Bunch

Caleb Cushing
James M. H. Bealo
William B. Calhoun

Edward Darlington
Andrew Beaumont
John Carr

John W. Davis
John Bell
William B. Carter

Harmar Denny
Abraham Bockee
Zadok Casey

George Evans
William K. Bond
George Chambers

Horace Everett
Naibaniel B. Borden
John Chambers

John Fairfield

Mr. Samuel Fowler

Mr. George L. Kinnard Mr. John Reed
Philo C. Fuller

John Klingensmith, jr. Abraham Rencher
John Galbraith
Amos Lane

John Reynolds
Francis Granger
John Laporte

David kussell
George Grennell, jr.
Joab Lawler

Ferdinand S. Schenck
Elisha Haley
Abbott Lawrence

Augustine H. Shepperd
Hiland Hall
George W. Lay

William N. Shinn
Gideon Hard
Thomaas Lee

William Slade
Benjamin Hardin
Stephen B. Leonard

Jonathan Sloane
James Harian
Levi Lincoln

Francis 0. J. Smith
James Harper
Henry Logan

David Spangler
Samuel S. Harrison
Thomas C. Love

William Sprague, jr.
Abner Hazeltine
Job Mann

James Standerer
Joseph Henderson
Moses Mason, jr.

Joel B. Sutherland
William Hiester
Sampson Mason

John Taliaferro
Samuel Hoar
Abram P. Maury

John Thomson
Elias Howell
Jona!han McCarty

Joseph R. Underwood
Edward B. Hubley
William McComas

David D. Wageners
Hiram P. Hunt

Thomas M. T. McKennan Daniel Wardwell
Joseph R. Ingersoll
Jesse Miller

George C. Washington
Samuel Ingham
John J. Milligan

Taylor Webster
William Jackson
William S. Morgan

Jobin White
Henry F. Janes
Mathias Morris

Elisha Whitlesey
Joseph Jolinson
Jaines Parker

Lewis Williams
Richard M. Johnson
Dutee J. Pearce

Sherrod Williams
Andrew T. Judson

Laucelui Phelps Daniel Kilgore

David Potts, jr.
The House then proceeded to the consideration of the motion made by
Mr. Patton, on the 18th instant, that the vote of the House of that day, by
which the petition presented by Mr. Briggs, from inhabitants of Cumming-
ton, in the State of Massachusetts, was referred to the Committee for the
District of Columbia, be reconsidered.

And after debate thereon,
The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1835.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Donelson, his private secretary, which he delivered in at the Speaker's table.

The House resumed the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Patton, on the 18th instant, that the vote of the House of that day, by which the petition presented by Mr. Briggs from inhabitants of Cummington, in the State of Massachusetts, was referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia, be reconsidered.

And after further debate, and pending the question on the said motion,
The House adjourned until to-morrow, 12 o'clock meridian.

[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors]

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Lowrie, their secretary. · Mr. Speaker : The Senate have chosen the Reverend Edward Y. Higbee, of the Protestant Episcopal church, a chaplain to Congress for the present session, on their part: and then he withdrew.

The House resumed the consideration of the motion made by Mr. Patton, on the 18th instant, that the vote of the House of that day, by which the petition presented by Mr. Briggs, from inhabitants of Cummington, in the

State of Massachusetts, was referred to the Committee for the District of
Columbia, be reconsidered.

And, after further debate,
Mr. Mann, of New York, obtained the floor:

And it being objected by Mr. Parks, that Mr. Mann had spoken upon the pending motion, and could not again“ speakuntil “every member choosing to speak, shall have spoken.” The Speaker decided that Mr. Mann, having once spoken, could not, by the rules of the House, again speak until "every member choosing to speak, shall have spoken."

Mr. Craig, of Virginia, inquired if it would not be in order for Mr. Mann, having obtained the floor, to make a motion that the House adjourn?

The Speaker decided that it would be in order.

Mr. Mann then stated that he rose to make a motion, and not to debate the question before the House. The Speaker decided that he would entertain the motion, and judge from its character whether it was in order.

Mr. Mann then demanded the previous question." The Speaker d cided that the motion for the previous question, being one of the privileged motions by the rules of the House, was in order, and could be moved by Mr. Mann, and that the rules of the House which provided that “no member shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave of the House, nor more than once until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken,” would prevent Mr. Mann from speaking on the question before the House, a second time, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken; but, that having obtained the floor, he was in order to move the previous question.

The previous question being thus moved by Mr. Mann, of New York, and being demanded by a majority of the members present:

The said previous question was put, viz: Shall the main question be now put? s Yeas,

139, And passed in the affirmative, Nays,

71. The yeas and nays being desired by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Mr. Chilton Allan

Mr. Jesse F. Cleveland Mr. Thomas L. Hamer
Joseph B. Anthony
John Coffee

Edward A. Hannegan
William H. Ashley
Walter Coles

Gideon Hard
James M. H. Beale
Henry W. Connor

Benjamin Hardin
Benning M. Bean
Robert Craig

Samuel S. Harrison
Samuel Beardsley
John Cramer

Albert G. Harrison
Andrew Beaumont
Joseph H. Crane

Charles E. Haynes
Abraham Bockee
Samuel Cushman

Joseph Henderson
Wuliam K. Bond
Jolm W. Davis

George W. Hopkins
Nathaniel B. Borden
Edmund Deberry

Benjamin C. Howard
Mathias J. Bovee
Philemon Dickerson

Edward B. Hubley
Lyn Boyd
Ulysses F. Doubleday

Abel Huntington
John W. Brown
William C. Dunlap

Adam Huntsman
Andrew Buchanan
Valentine Efner

Samuel Ingham
Samuel Bunch
John Fairfield

Jabez Jackson
Robert Bums
Dudley Farlin

Leonard Jarvis
Churchill C. Cambreleng John B. Forester

Joseph Johnson
John Cars
Jacob Fry, jr.

Richard M. Johnson
William B. Carter
Philo C. Fuller

Cave Johnson
Zadok Casey
William K. Fuller

John W. Jones
George Chambers
John Galbraith

Benjamin Jones
John Chambers
Ransom H. Gillet

Andrew T. Judson
John Chaney
William J. Graves

William Kennon
Reuben Chapman
Elisha Haley

Daniel Kilgore
Graham H. Chapin
Joseph Hall

George L. Kinnard

[ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinuar »