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ward C. Marshall of Cal., and Charles Durkee of Ives of N. Y., Obadiah Bowne of N. Y., Andrew The SPEAKER announced the standing com- Wisconsin.

Parker of Pa., and Elijah W. Chastain of Ga. mittees which he had appointed under the rules and Committee on Military Affairs.-Messrs. Armis- Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Departoder of the House, viz:

tead Burt_of S. C., William H. Bissell of Ill., ! ment.-Messrs. Fayette McMallin of Va., SampCommittee of Elections - Messrs. David T. Dis- | Meredith P. Gentry of Tenn., Willis A. Gorman son W. Harris of Ala., Jedediah Horsford of N. many of Ohio, William S. Ashe of N. C.,

Christo- of la., Alexander Evans of Md., Ephraim K. Y., Thomas B. Florence of Pa., E. Carrington mer H. Williams of Tennessee, Wm. T. Han- Smart of Me., Thaddeus Stevens of Penn., John Cabell of Fla. La of Md., Abraham M. Schermerhorn of N. ! A. Wilcox of Miss., and Solomon G. Haven of Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office De1., John S. Caskie of Va., Presley Ewing of N.Y.

partment.--Messrs. Alexander G. Penn of La., Er., George T. Davis of Massachusetts, and Committee on the Militia.-Messrs. Charles H. William H. Kurtz of Pa., George T. Davis of Zanes Gamble of Pa.

Peaslee of N. H., John H. Savage of Tenn., Mass., Augustus P. Hascall of N. Y., and John Committee of Ways and Means.-Messrs. George George G. King of R. I., John G. Davis of In., H. Savage of Tenn. & Houston of Alabama, George W. Jones of William F. Hunter of Ohio, Charles Andrews of Committee on Expenditures on the Public BuildTennessee, Edward Stanly of N. C., Harry Hib- Me., William Hebard of Vt., Elijah W. Chastain ings.-Messrs. Thomas Bartlett, jr. of Va., J. H. bard of N. H., James Brooks of N. Y., J. Glancy of Ga., and William T. Ward of Ky.

Hobart Haws of N. Y., David Outlaw of N. C., Jones of Pa., William Appleton of Mass., Cyrus On Naval Affairs.-Messrs. Frederick P. Stan- | William M. Churchwell of Tenn., and John L. L Dunham of Ind., and John S. Phelps of ton of Tenn., Thomas S. Bocock of Va., Lorenzo Taylor of Ohio.

Burrows of N. Y., Sampson W. Harris of Ala., Comaittee of Claims—Messrs. John R. J. Daniel E. Carrington Cabell of Fla., Thomas Ross of

CHAPLAINS. X. C., Alfred P. Edgerton of Ohio, Richard I. || Penn., Ebenezer J. Penniman of Mich., Isaac (A message was received from the Senate, inBevie of Md., Origen S. Seymour of Conn., Wildrick of N. J., and Robert Goodenow of forming the House that that body had passed a Robert Rentoul, jr., of Mass., William A. Sackett Me.

resolution to authorize the election of Chaplains, X. Y., Carlton B. Curtis of Pa., William R. Committee on Foreign Affairs.-Messrs. Thomas that it had appointed a Committee on Printing, and Smith of Ala., and Gilchrist Porter of Mo. H. Bayly of Va., Joseph A. Woodward of S.C.,

on Engrossed Bills, &c.]

Mr. CARTTER. I move that the House now Connittee on Commerce.-Messrs. David L. Robert Toombs of Ga.,

William H.Polk of Tenn., Seymour of N. Y., Andrew Johnson of Tenn., | John L. Taylor of Ohio, John Appleton of Me., proceed to the consideration of the resolution of Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia, Thomas J. D. Colin M. Ingersoll of Conn., Joseph R. Chandler the Senate in relation to the election of Chaplains. Fuler of Me., James H. Duncan of Mass., John of Penn., and John C. Breckenridge of Ky.

There being no objection, Robbins, jr., of Pa., Louis St. Martin of La., Committee on the Territories.--Messrs. William

The resolution of the Senate was then read, as William Aiken of S.C., and Thomas Y. Walsh of | A. Richardson of III., Alexander R. Holladay of

follows: Va., Thomas L. Clingman of N.C., James W.

Resolved, That two Chaplains be appointed during the

present session, one by each House, who shall interchange Committee on Public Lands.-Messrs. Willard P. | Stone of Ky., Joshua R. Giddings of Ohio, David | weekly. Hall of Mo., W. R. W. Cobb of Ala., Henry J. Bailey of Ga., Zeno Scudder of Mass., Charles Mr. JONES of Tennessee. I do not intend to · Banett of N. Y., James L. Orr of S. C., Albert E. Stuart of Mich., and James Lockhart of la.

detain the House by a speech upon this resolutions G. Watkins of Tenn., John D. Freeman of Miss., Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.-Messrs. but being opposed to its adoption, and to the election Heary D. Moore of Pa., Bernhart Henn of lowa, John S. Millson of Va.,

Joseph Russell of N. Y., of the officers it proposes--first, upon the ground und Joseph W. McCorkle of California. Amos Tuck of N. H., Norton S. Townshend of that we have no authority to do so; and secondly, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.- | Ohio, George H. Brown of N.J., William M. that it is a burlesque upon the Christian religion, I Mees. Edson B. Olds of Ohio, Alexander G. Churchwell of Tenn., Joseph S. Cottman of Md., move to lay the resolution on the table. Pean of La., Orin Fowler of 'Mass., Paulus John Z. Goodrich of Mass., and Willis Allen of

Mr. CARTTER. Upon that motion I ask for Povell of Va., John L. Schoolcraft of N. Y., | Ill.

the yeas and nays. Richardson Seurry of Texas, Ben. Edwards Gray Committee on Invalid Pensions.-Isham G. Harris Mr. HENN.' I wish to offer an amendment to

Ky, Edward Ć. Marshall of Cal., and Lincoln of Tenn., Rodman M. Price of N. J., Frederick the resolution, providing that the Chaplains shall Clark of Iowa.

S. Martin of N. Y., Richard S. Molony of Ill., receive no compensation out of the public Treasury. Committee for the District of Columbia.-Messrs. Ben C. Eastman of Wis., John Johnson of Ohio,

The SPEAKER. No amendment can now be Orlando B. Ficklin of Ill., Thomas H. Averett of Joseph H. Kuhns of Penn., Daniel J. Jones of offered. 11. Darid Oatlaw of N. C., Edward Hammond | N. Y., and Charles Chapman of Conn.

Mr. HENN. I give notice of the amendment of va, Charles Allen of Mass., Junius Hillyer Committee on Roads and Canals.-John L. Rob- I wish to offer, and ask leave that it be read. of G, Hiram Bell of Ohio, Alexander H. Buell inson of Ind., William F. Colcock of S. C., John Mr. FOWLER. I object to the reading. of N. Y., and Daniel Mace of Ind.

W. Howe of Penn., John C. Mason of Ky., The CHAIR. Objection is made, and the Committee on the Judiciary.-Messrs. James X. Benjamin Stanton of Ohio, Emanuel B. Hart of | amendment cannot be read. Melanahan of Penn., Richard K. Meade of Va., N. Y., Charles J. Faulkner of Va., Josiah Suth

The question was then taken upon Mr. Jones's Humphrey Marshall of Ky., Abraham W. Ven- erland, jr., of N. Y., and James Johnson of Ga. motion, and there were-yeas 22, nays 169; as able of N.C., Isham G. Harris of Tenn., James Committee on Patents.-David K. Cartter of O., | follows: Merchant of Vi., John Bragg of Ala., Samuel W. | Milo M. Dimmick of Penn., William T. Ward of

YEAS-Messrs. Abercrombie, W. Allen, Beale, Bragg, Parker of Ind., and Preston King of N. Y. Ky., Benjamin B. Thurston of R. I., and Alex. Joseph Cable, Chastain, Cobb, Edgerton, Ficklin, Gaylord, Committee on Revolutionary Claims.-Messrs. White of Ala.

Grow, Isham G. Harris, Henn, Hibbard, James Johnson, Moses McDonald of Me., Richard H. Stanton of Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.

George W. Jones, McCorkle, McMullin, Phelps, Robinson,

Smith, and ToombsKy, James E. Strother of Va., James M. Gay- | Richard H. Stanton of Ky., Henry A. Edmund

NAYS-Messrs. Aiken, Charles Allen, Allison, Andrews, lord of Ohio, Henry M. Fuller of Penn., Robert son of Va., Richard I. Bowie of Md., James John Appleton, William Appleton, Babcock, Bartlett, BarRantoul, ist., of Mass., Charles Murphy of Ga., Duane Doty of Wis., and John H. Boyd of N. rere, David J. Bailey, Thomas H. Bayly, Bell, Bennett, Richard Yates of II., and Gilbert Dean of N. Y. York.

Bibighaus, Bissell, Bocock, Bowne, John H. Boyd, BreckCoenittee on Public Expenditures.-Messrs. An- Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business.

enridge, Brenton, Briggs, Brooks, George H. Brown, Buell,

Burrows, Busby, E. Carrington Cabell, Caldwell, Thompdrew Johnson of Tenn., Charles Sweetser of W.R. W. Cobb of Ala., Thomas Y. How, jr., son Campbell, Cartter, Chandler, Chapman, Churchwell, Ouzo, Marius Schoonmaker of N. Y., Nathan T. of N. Y., Thomas M. Bibighaus of Pem., Geo. Clark, Cleveland, Clingman, Conger, George 'r. Davis, Station of N. J., John Letcher of Va., Thomas H. Busby of Ohio, and Israel Washburn, jr. of Dawson, Bimmick, Disney, Dockery, Doty. Dunham, EnstM. Howe of Penn., James T. Morehead of N. Maine.

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ençe, Floyd, Fowler, Freeman, Henry M. Fuller, Thomas J. CLeander Babcock of N. Y., and Thompson Committee on Accounts.-John C. Mason of Ky., D. Fuler, Gamble, Gentry, Giddings, Goodenow, Gorman, Campbell of III.

John A. Morrison of Penn., John Welch of O., | Grey, Hall, Hamilton, Hammond, Harper, Sampson W. Committee on Private Land Claims.-Messrs. Reuben Robie of N. Y., and James H. Duncan of Harris, Hart, Haws, Hascall, Haven, Hebard, Hendricks,

Hillyer, Holladny, Horsford, Houston, Howard, Jolm W. Timothy Jenkins of N. Y., George W. Thomp- Mass.

Howe, Thomas M. Howe, Thomas Y. Ilow, Hunter, Ina of Va., James Abercrombie of Ala., John L. Committee on Mileage.--Thomas A. Hendricks i gersoll, Ives, Jackson, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, John Lesson of Penn., Lewis D. Campbell of Ohio, of Ind., John D. Freeman of Miss., J. H. Hobart Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, J. Glancy Benjamin D. Nabers of Miss., J. Aristide Lan- | Haws of N. Y., John Letcher of Va., and John

Jones, Geo. G. King, Preston King, Kuhns, Kurtz, Letcher,

Mace, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McDonald, McLanady of La., William W. Snow of N. Y., and John Allison of Penn.

han, McNair, McQueen, Meachain, Miller, Millson, Miner, G. Miller of Mo.

Committee on Engraving.-Edward Hammond Molony, Henry D. Moore, John Moore, Morehead, MorriCommittee on Manufactures.--Messrs. James M. | of Md., George Reed Riddle of Del., and Ahiman son, Murpby, Murray, Nabers, Newton, Olds, Andrew

Parker. Samuel W. Parker, Peaslee, Penn, Penniman, IN. Beale of Va., Thomas B. Florence of Penn., L. Miner of Vt.

Perkins, Polk, Rantoul, Richardson, Riddle, Robbins, Ro. Denjamin Thompson of Mass., Chauncey F. Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.- bic, Ross, Russell, Sackett, Savage, Schermerhorn, SchoolCereland of Conn., Addison White of Ky., Wil-Messrs. Joseph R. Chandler of Pa., Joseph A. craft, Scudder, Scurry, David L. Seymour, Origen 8. Seyfum Murray of N. Y., Jared Perkins of N. H., Woodward of S. C., and Horace Mann of Mass. mour, Skelton, Smart, Snow, Benjamin Stanton, Frederick Frederick W. Green of Ohio, and Emanuel B. On Enrolled Bills.-Messrs. Isaac Wildrick of Stone, Stutton, Stuart, Sutherland, Taylor, Benjamin

P. Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Alexander II. Stephens, Hart of N. Y. N. J., and Nelson Barrere of Ohio.

Thompson, George W. Thompson, Thurston, Townshend, Cennittee on Agriculture.—Messrs. John G. On Expenditures in the State Department.-- || Tuck, Venable, Walbridge, Wallace, Walsh, Ward, WasilDagd of N. Y., Fayette McMullin of Va., Al- | Messrs. Charles E. Stuart of Mich., William S. burn, Watkins, Welch, Wells, Addison White, Wilcox,

Wildrick, Woodward, and Yates--169.
And Doekery of N. C., Joseph Cable of Ohio, Ashe of N. C., John Wells of N. Y., Thompson
Charles Skelton of N, J., Samuel Brenton of Ia., Campbell of III., and Alexander Harper of Ohio.

So the resolution was not laid upon the table. Ehen Newton of Ohio, James Duane Doty of On Expenses in the Treasury Department.- The question recurred on the adoption of the Wis., and John McNair of Penn.

Messrs. Benjanin B. Thurston of R. 1., Thomas resolution. Committee on Indian Affairs.-Messrs. Robert A. Hendricks of Ind., Henry S. Walbridge of Mr. HENN. I now offer the following amendT. Johnson of Ark., Volney E. Howard of N. Y., Galusha A. Grow of Pa., and John Allisonment to the resolution; Texas, George Briggs of N. Y., Joseph W. Jack- of Pa.

Provided, That said Chaplain shall receive no compensa of Ga., James Y. Conger of Mich., Graham Committee on Expenditures in the War Depart- sation out of the Treasury of the Uuited States." N. Pitch of Ia., Joseph P. Caldwell of N. C., Ed- | ment.-Messrs. Milo M. Dimmick of Pa., Willard Mr. EVANS demanded the previous questioni

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which was seconded, and the main question or- For Rev. Mr. Gallagher-Messrs. Bartlett, Brecken- D. Campbell, Cartter, Chandler, Chapman, Chastain,

ridge, George H. Brown, Goodenow, Hall, Horsford, Clark, Cleveland, Dimmick, Dockery, Ewing, Faulkdered.

Miller, Penniman, Phelps, Porter, Ward, Addison White, ner, Fitch, Fowler, Thomas J. D. Fuller, Gentry, FlawlThe question being first on the amendmentand Yates.

ton, Harper, Haws, Hascall, Haven, Hebard, Hibbard, Mr. ÅENN called for the yeas and nays; which For Rev. Mr. Daily-Messrs. Brenton, John G. Davis, Horsford, Howard, John W. Howe, Ingersoll, John Johnwere not ordered.

Dunham, Fitch, Gorman, Hendricks, Lockhart, Mace, son, J. G. Jones, George G. King, Kurtz, Landry, Letcher,

Samuel W. Parker, Robinson, Benjamin Stanton, and Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McCorkle, McDonald, McThe question was then taken on the amendWeleh.

Lanahan, McNair, Meacham, Miner, Henry D. Moore, ment, and it was not agreed to.

For Rev. Mr. Junkin-Messrs. Bragg, Buell, Thompson John Moore, Morehead, Murray, Nabers, Samuel W. ParThe question now being on concurring in the Campbell, Curtis, Gamble, Kuhns, Kurtz, McLanahan, ker, Peaslee, Penn, Polk, Richardson, Robie, Ross, Sack Senate's resolutionMorrison, Andrew Parker, Riddle, and Wildrick.

ett, Schermerhorn, Schoolcraft, Schoonmaker, Scurry, Mr. HENN asked leave to be excused from

For Rev. Mr. Dewey-Messrs. George T. Davis, Evans, Origen S. Seymour, Smart, Frederick P. Stantoji, Alexan

Hibbard, Richard H. Stanton, Benjamin Thompson, and der H. Stephens, St. Martin, Strother, Sutherland, Taylor, voting Washburn.

Benjamin 'T'hompson, Toombs, Venable, Walbridge, Walsh, There being no objection, he was accordingly For Rev. Mr. Finney-Messrs. Charles Allen, Giddings, Wells, and Wildrick. excused. John W. Howe, Newton, Scudder, and Townshend.

Por Rev. Mr. Morgan-Messrs. Charles Allen, Willis For Rev. Mr. Beeman-Messrs. John H. Boyd, Miner, Allen, Allison, Andrews, Averett, Barrere, Beale, Bennett, The question was then taken, and it was deciDavid L. Seymour, and Sutherland.

Bissell, Bocock, Linn Boyd, Breckenridge, Brenton, Buell, ded in the affirmative.

For Rev. Mr. Westbrook-Messrs. Bennett, Price, Sack- Joseph Cable, Thompson Campbell, Churchwell, Cobb, So the resolution was adopted. ett, Schoolcraft, and Schoonmaker.

Conger, George T. Davis, John G. Davis, Dawson, Disney, For Rer. Mr. Wisner-Messrs. Hascall, Walbridge, and Doty, Dunham, Eastman, Edgerton, Ficklin, Florence, THE ELECTION OF CHAPLAIN. Wells.

Floyd, Gaylord, Goodenow, Gorman, Hall, Isham G. HarMr. FOWLER. I move that the House proFor Rev. Mr. Emerson-Messrs. Cartter and Olds.

ris, Houston, Thomas M. Howe, Thomas Y. How, Hun

ter, Ives, Jackson, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, Daniel T.

So there was no choice. ceed forth with to the execution of the order just

Jones, George W. Jones, Preston King, Kuhns, Lockhart, made.

Mr. OLDS withdrew the name of Rev. Mr.

Mace, Mason, McMullin, McQueen, Miller, Millson, MoThe question was then taken, and the motion Emerson.

lony, Olds, Penniman, Perkins, Phelps, Porter, Price,

Rantoul, Riddle, Robbins, Robinson, Savage, Scudder,

Mr. BRIGGS inquired of the Chair whether it was agreed to. The SPEAKER. Nominations are now in

Smith, Richard H. Stanton, Stratton, Stuart, Sweeteer, would be in order to move that the election be by George W. Thompson, Thurston, Tuck, Ward, Washburn, order for the office of Chaplain. Whereupon the resolution?

Watkins, Weleh, Addison White, and Yates. following nominations were made, viz:

The SPEAKER said it could be done by unan- For Rev. Mr. Cushman-Messrs. Aiken, Bibighaus, Grey,

Robert W. Johnson, and Wallace. imous consent. By Mr. Moore, of Pennsylvania–Rev. R. W.

For Rev. Mr. Junkin-Mr. Andrew Parker. Cushman, of the District of Columbia.

Mr. BRIGGS then moved a resolution that the

For Rev. Mr. Finney-Mr. Townshend.
By Mr. Briggs—Rev. R. R. Gurley, of the Rev. Mr. Gurley be elected Chaplain.

So there was no choice.
District of Columbia.
Objection was made, and the resolution was not

The roll was called for the fourth time, and iel-
By Mr. WALBRIDGE-Rev. Dr. Wisner, of admiited.
New York.

The roll was again called, and the tellers (the lers reported that 187 votes had been cast; necesBy Mr. Price-Rev. C. D. Westbrook, of same as above) reported that 182 votes had been sary to a choice 94; of which

Rev. Mr Morgan received..

.303 New York. cast; necessary to a choice 92; of which


Rev. Mr. Gurley.. By Mr. Johnson, of Tennessee-Rev. Littleton Rev. Mr. Gurley received....

Rev. Mr. Morgan.. F. Morgan, of the District of Columbia.


Rev. Mr. Finney..
Rev. Mr. Cushman.

.30 By Mr. Boyd, of New York-Rev. S. S. Bee

Rev. Mr. Gallagher..

187 man, of New York.

Rev. Mr. Daily, By Mr. GORMAN_Rev. Mr. Daily, of Indiana.

The following is the vote in detail, viz:

3 By Mr. Olds-Rev. W. A. G. Emerson, of Rev. Mr. Junkin...

4 For Rev. Mr. Morgan-Messrs. Charles Allen, Willis

Rev. Mr. Westbrook. Ohio.


Allen, Allison, Andrews, Averett, Babcock, Bartlett, Bar

rere, Beale, Bell, Bibighaus, Bocock, Linn Boyd, BreckBy Mr. Yates-Rev. James Gallagher, of Mis- Rev. Mr. Finney.

2 enridge, Brenton, George H. Brown, Buell, Joseph Cable, souri,

Thompsou Campbell, Churchwell, Cobb, Conger, George 182

T. Davis, John G. Davis, Dawson, Disney, Doty, Dunham, By Mr. McLANAHAN-Rev. David X. Junkin,

Eastman, Edgerton, Ewing, Ficklin, Florence, Floyd, of Pennsylvania.

The following is the vote in detail, viz:


Henry M. Fuller, Gaylord, Giddings, Goodenow, By Mr. TOWNSHEND-Rev. Charles G. Finney, For Rev. Mr. Gurler-Messrs. Abercrombie, Willis Al- Gorman, Grey, Hall, Isham G. Harris, Sampson W. Harris, of Ohio.

len, Andrews, John Appleton, William Appleton, Bar- Hibbard, Holladay, Houston, John W. Howe, Thomas M.

rere, Bell, Bennett, Bissell, Briggs, Brooks, Busby, E. By Mr. Thompson, of Massachusetts—Rev.

Howe, Thomas Y. How, Hunter, Ives, Jackson, Jenkins, Carrington Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbell, Cartter, Andrew Johnson, John Johnson, Robert W. Johnson, DanDr. Dewey, of the District of Columbia.

Chapinan, Chastain, Churchwell, Clark, Cleveland, Con- iel T. Jones, George W. Jones, Preston King, Kubas, The SPEAKER appointed the following gentle- ger, Dawson, Dimmick, Dockery, Edmundson, Evans,

Kurtz, Lockhart, Mace, Mason, McCorkle, McMullin, men to act as tellers, viz: Mr. FOWLER, Mr. Ewing, Faulkner, Fowler, Thomas J. D. Fuller, Gamble, McQueen, Miller, Millson, Miner, Molony, Morrison, Olds,

Gentry, Hamilton, Harper, Haws, Haven, Hebard, Hibbard, Orr, Andrew Parker, Penn, Penniman, Perkins, Phelps, Johnson of Tennessee, Mr. Olds, and Mr. Gor

Hillyer, Howard, John W. Howe, Thomas M. Howe, In- Price, Rantoul, Richardson, Robie, Robinson, Savage, MAN.

gersoll, John Johnson, J. Glancy Jones, George G. King, Scudder, Smith, Snow, Benjamin Stanton, Richard H. The roll having been called, the tellers reported Kurtz, Letcher, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McDonald, Stanton, Stratton, Stuart, Sweetser, George W. Thompson, that 192 votes had been cast; necessary to a choice

McNair, Meacham, Miner, Jonh Moore, Morehead, Mur- Thurston, Tuck, Ward, Washburn, Watkins, Welch, and

ray, Nabers, Outlaw, Samuel W. Parker, Peaslee, Penn, Addison White. 97; of which

Polk, Richardson, Riddle, Robbins, Robie, Ross, Scher- For Rev. Mr. Gurley-Messrs. Abercrombie, John ApRev. Mr. Gurley received...... ...70 merhorn, Scurry, Origen $. Seymour, Smart, Frederick P.

pleton, William Appleton, Bennett, Bissell, Bowne, John Rev. Mr. Morgan. .


Stanton, Richard H. Stanton, Alexander H. Stephens, H. Boyd, Briggs, Brooks, Burrows, Busby, E. Carrington Rev. Mr. Cushman......

Strother, Stuart, Sutherland, Taylor, Benjamin Thompson, Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbell, Cartter, Chandler,

George W. Thompson, Toombs, Walbridge, Walsh, Chapman, Chastain, Clark, Cleveland, Clingman, DimRev. Mr. Gallagher. .13 Welch, and Wells.

mick, Dockery, Edinundson, Evans, Faulkner, Fitch, Fox. Rev. Mr. Daily..

For Rev. Mr. Cushman-Messrs. Aiken, Averett, Da- ler, Thomas J. D. r'uller, Gamble, Gentry, Grow, HamilRev. Mr. Junkin.


vid J. Bailey, Bocock, Burrows, Chandler, John G. Da- ton, Harper, Hart, Hascall, Haven, Hebard, Horsford,

vis, Doty, Eastman, Henry M. Fuller, Grey, Sampson W. Howard, Ingersoll, James Johnson, J. Glancy Jones, George Rev. Mr. Finney..


Harris, Hendricks, Holladay, Jackson, Robert W. John- G. King, Letcher, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McDonald, Rev. Dr. Dewey.

6 son, McMullin, Millson, Molony, Henry D. Moore, Pen- McLanahan, McNair, Meacham, Henry D. Moore, John Rev. Mr. Westbrook.


niman, Rantoul, Robinson, Stration, Thurston, Venable, Moore, Morehead, Murray, Nabers, Outlaw, Samuel W. Rev. Mr. Beeman..

Wallace, and Woodward.

Parker, Peaslee, Polk, Porter, Ross, Sackett, SchermerFor Rev. Mr. Morgan-Messrs. Allison, John H. Boyd, horn, Schoolcraft, Schoonmaker, Scurry, David L. SeyRev. Dr. Wisner...

Breckenridge, Brenton, Buell, Joseph Cable, Cobb, John G.

mour, Origen S. Seymour, Smart, Frederick P. Stanton, Rev. Mr. Emerson.......

2 Davis, Disney, Dunham, Edgerton. Ficklin, Florence, Alexander H. Stephens, Strother, Sutherland, Taylor, Ben

Floyd, Gaylord, Gorman, Isham G. Harris, Houston, Hun- jamin Thompson, Toombs, Venable, Walbridge, Walsh, 192

ter, Ives, Jenkins, Andrew Johnson, Daniel T. Jones, Wells, Alexander White, and Wildrick.

George W. Jones, Mace, Masou, McQueen, Murphy, New- For Rev. Mr. Finney-Mr. Townshend. The following is the vote in detail, viz: ton, Olds, Orr, Perkins, Price, Savage, Scudder, Smith,

The SPEAKER said that the Rev. Littleton F. For Rev. Mr. Gurley-Messrs. Abercrombie, Willis Al

Stone, Sweetser, Washburn, and Watkins. Jen, Andrews, John Appleton, William Appleton, Thomas

For Rev. Mr. Gallagher-Messrs. Bartlett, Goodenow, || Morgan, having received a majority of the votes H. Bayly, Bissell, Bownc, Briggs, Brooks, Busby, E. Car

Hall, Hascall, Horsford, Kuhns, Miller, Porter, Tuck, cast, was elected. rington Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis D. Campbell, Chapman, Warid, Addison White, Yates, and Phelps.

Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, moved that the Chastain, Clark, Cleveland, Clingman, Conger, Dimmick,

For Rev. Mr. Junkin-Messrs. Thompson Campbell,

House adjourn.
McLanaban, Andrew Parker, and Wildrick.
Dockery, Edmundson, Ewing, Faulkner, Ficklin, Fowler,

For Rev. Mr. Westbrook-Messrs. Sackett, Schoolcraft, Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, desired the gentleT. J. D. Fuller, Gentry, Hamilton, Hammond, Harper,

and Schoonmaker. Haven, Hebard, Hillyer, Howard, Thomas M. Howe,

man to withdraw his motion that the message from Ingersoll, James Johnson, John Johnson, George G. King,

For Rev. Mr. Daily-Messrs. Fitch and Lockhart.

the Senate authorizing the appointment of the Letcher, Humphrey Marshall, Martin, McDonald, McNair,

For Rev. Mr. Finney-Messrs. C. Allen and Towushend.

Committee on Printing might be taken up for acMcacham, Henry D. Moore, Morehead, Murray, Nabers, So there was no choice.

tion. He said it would take but a moment. Outlaw, Peaslee, Penn, Polk, Richardson, Robie, Ross, Schermerhorn, Scurry, 'Origen s. Seymour, Smart, Fred

The roll was called for the third time, and the Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, for that purpose erick P. Stanton, Alexander I. Stephens, Strother, Sweet

tellers reported that 173 votes had been cast; ne- withdrew his motion. ser, Taylor, Toombs, Walsh, and Watkins,

cessary to a choice 87; of whichFor Rev Mr. Cushman-Messrs Aiken, Averett, Bab


JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. Rev. Mr. Gurley received.. cock, David J. Bailey, Bibighaus, Bocock, Burrows.

Rev. Mr. Morgan. Chandler, Cobb, Doty, Eastman, Grey, Sampson W. Har


Mr. JONES, of Tennessee, then moved to take ris, Jackson, Robert W. Johnson, J. Glancy Jones, Mc- Rev. Mr. Cushman...

5 up the message from the Senate upon the subject Múllin, McQueen, Millson, Molony, John Moore, Rantoul, Rev. Mr. Junkin.


of the joint Committee on Printing. Stratton, Stuart, Thurston, Tuck, Venable, Wallace, and

Rev. Mr. Finney.


The SPEAKER informed the gentleman from Woodward. For Rev. Mr. Mörgan-Messrs. Allison, Barrere, Beale,

Tennessee, (Mr. Jones,] that it was but a mere Bell, Linn Boyd, Joseph Cable, Churchwell, Dawson, Dis


notification that the Senate had appointed a comney, Edgerton, Florence, Floyd, Gaylord, leham G. Harris,

mittee on their part.

The following is the vote in detail, viz: Haws, Holladay, Houston, Hunter, Ives, Andrew John

Mr. JONES then said, that the joint rule proson, Daniel s. Jones, Mason, Orr, Perkins, Robbins, Sav- For Rev. Mr. Gurley-Messrs. Abercrombie, John Ap

vided that the committee shall be appointed by age, Smith, Stone, George W. Thompson, and George W. pleton, William Appleton, Bell, J. H. Boyd, Bowne, Briggs, Jones.

Brooks, Burrows, Busby, E, C. Cabell, Caldwell, Lewis the Senate and by the House-three upon the part






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upon him.

of enrh. It did not provide that the committee himself to be the son, and perhaps the only child certain public functionariesof the United States, skoeld be appointed by the Speaker. He moved and heir, of Major William Merideth, who was in foreign countries, while on foreign stations, that the Speaker be directed to appoint the com- an officer in the army of the Revolution. He from 1841 to 1844; which was referred to the

avails himself of the example set by the Congress Committee on Foreign Relations. The question being put, it was agreed to. of the United States, in the case of Miss Charlotte Mr. PRATT presented the memorial of La

On motion of Mr. JOHNSON, of Arkansas, Lynch, to present this petition to Congress. Ivinia Taylor, widow of a private in the Army of the House then adjourned.

will not read about the sufferings of his father in the United States, praying to be allowed a pen

the Revolution; it is sufficient to say that he was a sion; which was referred to the Committee on NOTICES OP BILLS.

soldier from its commencement to its end. He Pensions. Mr. PRICE gave notice of a motion for leave to intro-states that his father received his commutation Mr. FOOTE, of Mississippi, presented the pe4 ball amendatory of the act entitled “ An act to provide of five years' full pay, in lieu of the half pay tition of Anna De Neufville Evans, heir and legal li salding the courts of the United States in case of the promised him by his country for life. That he representative of John De Neufville & Son, praysiness or other disability of the judges of the district was reluctantly forced to this by a law to which ing repayment of advances made by said De parts," approved July 29th, 1850; and

he was no party, and by the necessity which Neufville in the revolutionary war; which was A bill anthorizing the Secretary of the Navy to contract for carrying the mails between Jersey City, in the State of

the privations and losses of war had' entailed referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Sex Jersey, the port of New York, and Galway, or such

He lived until the 234 February, Claims, other port as may be selected on the west coast of Ireland. 1833, (on which day he died,) a period so long Mr. MALLORY presented the memorial of the Mr.'WALSH gave notice of his intention to offer a bill that his half pay for life would have quadrupled Board of Internal Improvement of the State of s feable the heirs of deceased officers and soldiers who

the amount he received for his commutation, Florida, praying a grant of public lands to the in the lifetime held land certificates not located, to locate the same in their own names.

Your petitioner is rejoiced to see, that in a recent Florida, Atlantic, and Gulf Central Railroad ComAlso, a bill to make the counterfeiting of land warrants case-the case of Miss Charlotte Lynch-your pany, to aid in the construction of their railroad; 1 criminal offenee.

honorable body has at length recognized the which was referred to the Committee on Public Nr. DOTY gave notice of his intention to introduce the flowing:

great rule of justice, as applicable to your revo- | Lands. ** Joint resolution tendering a welcome to Louis Kossuth, lutionary ancestors, that they are not to be de- PAPERS WITHDRAWN AND REFERRED. of making an appropriation to defray the expenses of his prived of the benefits of a contract to which they On motion by Mr. UPHAM, it was terption by the President.” M. HARRIS, of Tennessee, save notice that he will, on blood, by the provisions of a law to which they files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on the Post were a party, and which they sealed with their

Ordered, That the memorial of John T. Sullivan, on the det entitled “ An act to regulate the carriage of passengers were no party at all,”' &c. He goes on to say | Office and Post Rouds. in merchant vessels."

that he hopes that Congress will mete out to him On motion by Mr. CLEMENS, it was By Mr. PHELPS: A bill to amend an act entitled "An

the same justice which was meted to Miss Char- Ordered, That the petition of Wm. C. Enston, on the are sa pravide for the payment of horses and other properes lotte Lynch, and allow him the difference between

files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Milile or destroyed in the military service of the United the half pay and commutation pay, which would

tary Affairs. States, approved March 3d, 1819.

On motion by Mr. SEWARD, it was now amount in his case to some twenty or thirty PETITIONS, &c. thousand dollars. I hope Congress will see the of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval

Ordered, That the memorial of H. Paulding, on the files The following petitions, memorials, &c., were presented propriety of doing equal justice to all its citizens; Affairs; and that the petition of Horace Southwayd & son, wider the rule, and referred to the appropriate committees : 1 and that Mr. Merideth's memorial may be referred, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on

By Mr. PRICE: The petition of William A. Christian, / without further reading, to the Committee on Rev- Finance,
praying to be allowed certain payments made to officers on
hard the Cated States steamer Princeton.
olutionary Claims, and that they will take it into

On motion by Mr. DOWNS, it was
Mso, the petition of Daniel S. Anderson, praying an their special consideration. I will state that I will

Ordered, That the memorial of the judges and members

of the bar at New Orleans, Louisiana, and a memorial of matee of prize money due his father, Thomas 0. An- furnish to the committee, from the Pension Office,

the New Orleans bar, on the files of the Senate, in relation ksen ene of the captors of the frigate Philadelphia. the evidences of Colonel Merideth's qualifications to the forms of practice in the circuit and district courts IyNr. PORTER: The petition and papers of Thomas Alles, of St. Louis, Missouri, asking compensation for

as an officer of the Army of the Revolution. of the United States in Louisiana, be referred to the ComKinting done by order of the State Department. The memorial was referred accordingly.

mittee on the Judiciary. Also, the memorial of R. H. Griffith, L. P. Hallack, Par- Mr. SHIELDS presented a petition of the late

On motion by Mr. WHITCOMB, it was ker Dalley, Benjanin Davis, and James F. Mahan, the ile and present register and receiver at Palmyra, Misand present land officers at Dixon, Illinois, pray

Ordered, That the memorial of Mary B. Renner, on the

files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Claims. ari, asking compensation for locating military bounty ing compensation for services in entries of land under military bounty land warrants; which was

On motion by Mr. ATCHISON, it was By W. CABELL, of Florida: The petition of John G. referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

Ordered, That the memorial of the heirs of Joseph Wat Gamide, Frederick Class, James A. D. Lawrence, Captain Jaba Philies, and others; Captain William Black and

Mr. SMITH presented the petition of Avery

son, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee

on Indian Affairs. chers; John G. Smith, Alexander Watson, Jeremiah Downer, a surgeon's mate in the revolutionary On motion by Mr. HUNTER, it was Wingate, the bein of John Slaughter, heirs of Lieutenant Army, praying to be allowed a pension; which John Gregz. Charles Reeder, Benjamin Holland, and Ma

Ordered, That the petition of Alexander Y. P. Garnett, was referred to the Committee on Pensions.

on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee of Tove & Family Mr. WEICHAM asked leave to withdraw from the files

Mr. HAMLIN presented the petition of Jos. Claims. of the House, and refer to the committees, the following Mitchell, praying to be allowed arrears of pay On motion by Mr. MALLORY, it was papers: Vermont volunteers in the battle of Plattsburg, and bounty land for services as a soldier in the Ordered, That the memorial of William A. Seely, on the Rodman Chapman, Rebecca Furman, Sylvanus Blodget, last war with Great Britain; which was referred

files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Joseph Johnson, Samuel Page, and Emanuel P. Stedman.

Relations. By Mr. BUSBY: The petition and accompanying papers

to the Committee on Public Lands. in relation to the claim of Andrew H. Patterson, of Ohio, Mr. GEYER presented the petition of the late

On motion by Mr. RHETT, it was sking payment for certain mail bags made for the Post Of- and present land officers at Palmyra, Missouri, or Samuel Prioleau, on the files of the Senate, be referred

Ordered, That the inemorial of the heirs and executors fice Department. By Mr. BOWNE: The petition of Thomas Barclay Liv

praying compensation for services in the entry of to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. ingston, United States Consul at Halifax, for increased com

lands under bounty land warrants; which was On motion by Mr. MASON, it was azation.

referred to the Committee on Public Lands. By M. DOTY: The petition of General William Blake

Ordered, That the memorial of Salvadora McLaughlin, Also, a memorial of the Ohio and Mississippi | widow of Lieutenant John T. McLaughlin,

on the files of for his back pension, and for an increase of the pension now received by him.

Railroad Company, praying a grant of public lands the Senate, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs. By Mr. STUART : The petition of certain Hollanders, | to aid in the construction of their railroad; which On motion by Mr. BRIGHT, it was Fitizens of the State of Michigan, asking an appropriation was referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Ordered, That the documents on the files of the Senate for the improvement of Black Lake Harbor, on Lake Mr. FISH presented a memorial of the assist- | relating to the application of Thomas J. Godman for an Michigan, in said State. ant marshal of Sullivan county, New York, pray

extension of a patent, be referred to the Committee on Pat

ents and the Patent Office.
ing additional compensation for services in taking

On motion by Mr. HALE, it was
the Seventh Census; which was referred to the
WEDNESDAY, December 10, 1851.
Committee on the Judiciary.

Ordered, That the petition of the members of the bar

of New Hampshire, and the documents on the files of the Prayer by the Rev. C. M. Butler.

Mr. DODGE, of Iowa, submitted additional || Senate relating to an increase of the salary of the United A message was received from

the House of documents in relation to the claim of the heirs of States district judge for the district of New Hampshire, be Representatives by Mr. FORNEY, their Clerk: Henry King, deceased; which, with their memo

referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. PRESIDENT: The House of Representatives concur rial on the files of the Senate, were referred to the

On motion by Mr. BERRIEN, it was in the resolution of the Senate for the election of two Chap- || Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

Ordered, That the petition of the members of the bar of lains to Congress, one by each House, and have elected

the District of Columbia, on the files of the Senate, relative the Rev. LITTLETON F. Morgan, Chaplain on their part.

Also, additional documents relating to the claim

to an increase of the salary of the judge of the criminal The House of Representatives have appointed, in pur

of John S. Devlin, administrator of Elijah J. court for that District, be referred to the Cominittee on tho sance of the joint rules of the two Houses, the following Weed, deceased; which, with his petition on the Judiciary. Dunnittees on their part:

files of the Senate, were referred to the Committee On motion by Mr. GWIN, it was On the LibraryMr. CHANDLER of Pennsylvania, Mr. WOODWARD of South Carolina, and Mr. Mann of Massaon Naval Affairs.

Ordered, That a memorial, on the files of the Senate,
Mr. BERRIEN presented the memorial of for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers and
Os Enrolled Bills-Mr. WILDRICK of New Jersey, and Catharine B. Turner, widow and executrix of tember, 1846, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Barrere, of Ohio.
Daniel Turner, deceased, late a captain in the

On motion by Mr. FELCH, it was

Navy, praying the reimbursement of expenses
Mr. UNDERWOOD. I hold in my hand the incurred by her husband in receiving and enter-

Ordered, That the petition and papers of Victor Morass,

on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Committee on petition of William L. Merideth, who represente Il taining on board the vessel under his command | Public Lands.



, 10. On motion by Mr. UNDERWOOD, it was which was read a first and second time by its title, under the auspices of Congress, begun, must, unOrdered, That the petition and papers of the heirs of and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. der the auspices of Congress, be continued. The William Beatty, on the files of the Senate, be referred to Mr. WALKER, agreeably to previous notice, \| hearts of the people are already open to receive the Committee on Revolutionary Claims.

asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill to him; Congress cannot turn its back upon him. On motion by Mr. DAVIS, it was

authorize the State of Wisconsin to select the resi- But I would join in this welcome, not merely Ordered, That the memorial of Martha Gray, widow of

due of the lands to which that. State is entitled | because it is essential to complete and crown the Captain Robert Gray, on the files of the Senate, be referred || under the act of August 8, 1846, to aid in the im- work of the last Congress; but because our guest to the Comunittee on Revolutionary Claims.

provement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers; deserves it at our hands. The distinction is great, On motion by Mr. CHASE, it was Ordered, That the petition of J. Williamson, on the files which was read a first and second time by its title, I know; but it is not so great as his deserts. He of the Senate, be referred to the Comunittee of Claims. and referred to the Committee on Public Lands. deserves it as the early, constant, and incorruptible On motion by Mr. NORRIS, it was


champion of the Liberal Cause in Hungary–who, Ordered, That the petition and papers on the files of the

Mr. UNDERWOOD offered the following reso- || himself for the contest-and by a series of masBenate, celating to the claim of the widow of the late Gen- lution; which was considered by unanimous con- terly labors, with voice and pen, in parliamentary

while yet young, with unconscious power girded eral John McNiel, be referred to the Committee on Pensions.

sent and adopted: On motion by Mr. PEARCE, it was Resolved, That the Committee on Roads and Canals be

debates and in the discussions of the press, breathed Ordered, That the petition of the administrator of Gerar:)

instructed to inquire into the expediency of employing one into his country the breath of life. He deserves Wood, on the files of the Senate, be referred to the Com

or more competent civil engineers to make the necessary it, by the great principles of true democracy which mittee on Revolutionary Claims. explorations and surveys, and to ascertain the cost of sup

he caused to be recognized representation of the On motion by Mr. SMITH, it was

plying the Ohio river and its navigable tributaries with Ordered, That the memorial on the files of the Senate water, during periods of drought, from artificial reservoirs, people without distinction of rank or birth, and relating to the subject of amending patent laws, be referred according to the plan submitted to Congress by Charles equality before the law. He deserves it, by the trials to the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office.

Ellet, jr., civil engineer, so as to make the same perma- he has undergone, in prison and in exile. He

nently navigable for vessels and boats drawing four feet of | deserves it, by the precious truth, which he now so On motion by Mr. FISH, it was Ordered, That the petitions presented at the last session

The following resolution, submitted by Mr. eloquently proclaims, of the Fraternity of Nations, compensation for services in taking the seventh census, be Davis, on the 8th instant, was taken up for con- || and awe." I see in him, more than in any other referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

sideration and adopted:
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be instructed

living man, the power which may be exerted by to complete the sets of statutes of the United States in use

a single, earnest, honest soul, in a noble canse. Mr. MASON gave notice of his intention to in the Senate, its offices, and committee roons, by adding In himself he is more than a whole cabinet, more ask leave to introduce a bill to authorize the pay- thereto tho ninth volume.

than a whole army. I watch him in Hungary, ment of invalid pensions in certain cases.


while, like Carnot in France, he “organizes vicMr. DOWNS gave notice of his intention to Mr. UNDERWOOD, from the Committee on

tory;" I follow him in exile to distant Asiask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Wil- | Public Lands, to which was referred the joint scanty band 'of attendants, in weakness and con

atic Turkey, and there find him, with only a liam Daly.

resolution explanatory of the act approved Sep- ) finement, still the dread of despots; I sympathize Mr. BORLAND gave notice of his intention to tember 28th, 1850, entitled “ An act granting with him in his happy release; and now, as he ask leave to introduce a bill to revive a portion of bounty lands to certain officers and soldiers who an act for the relief of the widows of deceased have been engaged in the military service of the observation, amazement fills us all in the contem

comes more within the sphere of our immediata soldiers.

United States,' reported back the same with an Mr. HALE gave notice of his intention to ask | amendment; which was ordered to be printed.

plation of his career, while he proceeds from land leave to introduce a bill increasing the salary of

to land, from city to city, and with words of the United States district judge of the district of


matchless eloquence, seems at times the fiery New Hampshire.

On the motion of Mr. SEWARD, the Senate sword of freedom, and then the trumpet of resurMr. MALLORY gave notice of his intention to proceeded to the consideration of the special order, rection to the nations, Tuba mirum spargens sonten. ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Wil- || being his resolution of welcome to Kossuth.

I know not how others have been impressed, liam Richardson and others.

Mr. SUMNER. Mr. President, words are but I can call to mind no incident in history-ho Mr. WALKER gave notice of his intention to sometimes things; and I cannot disguise from my. event of peace or war-certainly none of war ask leave to introduce a bill to grant to the State | self that the resolution in honor of Louis Kossuth, -more strongly calculated—better adaptedof Wisconsin the Military Reservation at Fortnow pending before the Senate, when finally passed, | touch and exalt the imagination and the heart than Winnebago, in that State, to aid in improving the will be an act of no small significance in the history | his recent visit to England. He landed on the navigation of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers. of our country. The Senator from Georgia (Mr. | southern coast, not far from where William of

Mr. DODGE, of Wisconsin, gave notice of his BERRIEN] was right when he said that it was no un- Normandy, nearly eight centuries ago, had landed; intention to ask leave to introduce a bill granting meaning compliment. Beyond its immediate wel- not far from where, nineteen centuries ago, Julius to the State of Wisconsin a donation of public

come to an illustrious stranger, it will help to com- Cæsar had landed also; but William, on the field lands, to aid in the construction of a railroad from bine and direct the sentiments of our own people of Hastings, and Cæsar, in his adventurous expethe city of Milwaukie to the Mississippi river.

everywhere; it will inspire all in other lands who | dition, made no conquest comparable in grandeur Mr. 'DODGE, of Iowa, gave notice of his inten- are engaged in the contest for freedom; it will to that achieved by the unarmed and unattended tion to ask leave to introduce the following bills: challenge the disturbed attention of despots; and Hungarian. A multitudinous people, outnumber

A bill to relinquish to the State of Iowa the it will become a precedent, whose importance willing far the armies of those earlier times, was sublands reserved for salt springs therein;

grow, in the thick-coming events of the future, dued by his wisdom and eloquence; and this exile, A bill to establish

additional land oftices in the with the growing might of the Republic. In this proceeding from place to place, traversing the counState of Iowa; and

view, it becomes us to consider well what we do, I try, at last in the very heart of the kingdom, threw A bill to grant to the city of Burlington, in and to understand the grounds of our conduct. down the gauntlet of the Republic. Without Iowa, the land heretofore reserved between that For myself, I am prepared to vote for it, without || equivocation, amidst the supporters of monarchy, city and the Mississippi river.

amendment or condition of any kind, and on rea- in the shadow of a lofty throne, he proclaimed Mr. JONES, of lowa, gave notice of his inten- sons which seem to me at once obvious and conclu- himself a republican, and proclaimed the republic tion to ask leave to introduce a bill for the relief sive. In assigning these, I shall be brief; and, let as his cherished aspiration for Hungary. And of preemption claimants for the land upon which me say, that novice as I am in this Hall, and, in- | yet, amidst the excitement of this unparalleled the towns of Fort Madison and Burlington, in deed, in all legislative halls, nothing but my strong scene, with that discretion which I pray may

interest in the question, as now presented, and a ever attend him, as a good angel--the ancient poét Mr. UNDERWOOD gave notice of his inten- hope to say something directly upon it, could aptly tells us that no Divinity is absent where tion to ask leave to introduce the following bills:

prompt me thus early to mingle in these debates. Prudence is present-he forbore all suggestion A bill granting a pension to Sally T. Floyd: than an argument. As I understand, the last Con-country

whose guest he was, recognizing that vital

The case seems to require a statement, rather | of interference with the existing institutions of the widow of Lieutenant George C. Floyd, late of the United States Army;

gress requested the President to authorize the em- | principle of self-government, by virtue of which A bill for the relief of Theodore Offut; and ployment of one of our public vessels to receive every State chooses for itself the institutions and A bill to provide for the unpaid claims of the l and convey Louis Kossuth to the United States. rulers which it prefers. officers and soldiers in the Virginia State and

This honorable service was performed, under the Such a character, thus grandly, historic-a Continental line of the Army of the Revolution. express direction of the President, and in pursu- || living Wallace-a living Tell-I had almost said

Mr. PEARCE gave notice of his intention to ance of the vote of Congress, by one of the best- a living Washington-deserves our homage; nor ask leave to introduce a bill in addition to and appointed ships of our Navy—the steam-frigate am I tempted to ask if there be any precedent amendatory of “ An act to provide

for the settle Mississippi. Far away from our country, in for- for the resolution now under consideration. ment of the accounts of public officers and others eign waters, in the currents of the Bosphorus, the There is a time for all things; and the time has who may have received moneys arising from

mil- Hungarian chief, passing from his Turkish exile, come for us to make a precedent in harmony itary contributions or otherwise in Mexico," ap- first pressed the deck of this gallant vessel; first with this unprecedented career. The occasion proved 3d March, 1849.

came under the protection of our national flag, and, is fit; the hero is near; let us speak our welMr. BADGER gave notice of his intention to for the first time in his life, rested beneath the ensign come. It is true that, unlike Lafayette, be has åsk leave to introduce a bill for the relief of M.

of an unquestioned Republic. From that moment never directly served our country; but I cannot K. Warrington.

he became our guest. The Republic, which thus far admit that, on this account, he is less worthy.

he had seen only in delighted dream or vision, was Like Lafayette, he periled life and all; like LafayBILLS INTRODUCED.

now his host. And though this relation was in- ette, he has done penance inan Austrian dungeon; Mr. CLEMENS, agreeably to previous notice, terrupted for a few weeks by his wise and brilliant | like Lafayette, he has served the cause of free asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill grant- visit to England, yet its duties and its pleasures, dom; and whosoever serves this cause, wheresoing the right of way and making a donation of as I confidently submit, are not yet ended. The ever he may be, in whatever land,

is entitled, acland to the State of Alabama, in aid of the con- liberated exile is now at our gates. Șir, we can- cording to his works, to the gratitude of every true struction of the Mobile and Girard Railroad; || not do things by halves; and the hospitality thus, ll American bosom, of every true lover of mankind. The resolution before us commends itself by its stroy, the value of our act. A generous hospitality || position, and in reference to what fell from the simplicity and completeness. In this respect, it will not make terms or conditions with a guest; honorable Senator from Massachusetts, I will seems to me preferable to that of the Senator from and such hospitality, I trust, Congress will tender hazard the assertion, that the rigid neutrality of the Illinois, (Mr. SHIELDS;] nor is it obnoxious to to Louis Kossuth.

Washington administration, wise and just as it ohjections urged against that of the Senator from Mr. STOCKTON. Mr. President, surrounded then was, would not now (if a similar belligerent Mississippi; (Mr. Foote,) nor do I see that it can by Senators of so great ability--so experienced by State of the world existed) be possible. Then give any just umbrage, in our diplomatic relations, many years in council—it is with profound defer- our weakness admonished us not to risk the trial even to the sensitive representative of the house of ence to their superior wisdom, that I mingle my of our strength, or tempt the hazards of war. We Austria. Though we have the high authority of voice in this debate. I would much prefer being wisely suffered much, submitted to many wrongs, the President in his message for styling our guest an auditor, but the extraordinary nature of the sub- || and endured them as less evils than war with "Governor"-a title which seems to imply the deject now under consideration, as well as of some a powerful adversary. In truth, we consulted the fatto independence of Hungary at the very time of the doctrines insisted upon by those who oppose dictates of a masterly prudence, in preference to shen our Government declined to acknowledge the resolution, compel me, however reluctant, to indulging the martial spirit of our country. We it-the resolution avoids this difficulty, and speaks trespass for a few moments on your attention. chose to nurse the infant Hercules, until he should of him without title of any kind-simply as a pri- What is the subject of your deliberations? sim- | be able to encounter, upon more equal terms, the Tate citizen. As such, it offers him a welcome ply, whether or not you shall carry out the initia- monsters he was destined to overthrow. I need to the capital and to the country.

tive hospitality of a preceding Congress. The not say how the proud spirit of America chạfed The comity of nations I respect. To the behests adoption of the resolution “has this extent, no and fretted under the insults and aggressions of of the law of nations I profoundly bow. As in more." It is the natural sequel of the resolution | Great Britain and France. It is recorded in hisor domestic affairs, all acts are brought to the of the last Congress, inviting the Hungarian exile tory that we submitted not without murmurs of Constitution, as to a touchstone; so, in our to these shores. It contemplates nothing further. | dissatisfaction. But the injuries of the boy should foreign affairs, all acts are brought to the touch- || It involves no question of foreign policy--it looks not rankle in the memory of the wise man. I stone of the law of nations that supreme law- || neither to intervention nor to non-intervention, have adverted to them only to show the change the world's collected will-which overarches the Sir, I regard the honor of Congress more than which has taken place in these principles, which grand Commonwealth of Christian States. What I do Mr. Kossuth. The truth is, sir-and I might will no doubt hereafter govern our foreign relathat forbids 1 forbear to do. But no text of this as well frankly avow it—some of the sentiments tions. No American statesman can now contemvoluminous code, no commentary, no gloss, can and opinions of this distinguished stranger and 1 plate any condition of the world, or any principle be found which forbids us to welcome any exile illustrious exile are not my sentiments or opinions of public policy which would for a moment permit of freedom.

in regard to the workings and the results of the the United States to submit to any indignity from Looking at this resolution in its various lights; British monarchy. But let that pass. I am glad any power on earth. We acknowledge no supeas a carrying out of the act of the last Congress; that he has been received with so much cordiality riors. Nay; all christendom combined would not #justly due to the exalted character of our guest; / by the people of New York, and that the Tam- | appal the stout heart of America. In a good cause, and as proper in form, and consistent with the law many Hall men and the Whigs have united to and with a united people, we know and feel that we of nations, it seems impossible to avoid the con- make his reception most honorable and gratifying are invincible. clusion in its favor. On its merits it would natu- to him. I commend this fact to the remembrance Mr. President, it has become quite fashionable rally be adopted. And here I might stop. of the Senator from Kentucky, who, if he had to approve and applaud constitutional monarchies;

Butan appeal has been made against the resolu- known as much of the honor and 'virtue and and the Goverment of Great Britain has been tion on grounds which seem to me extraneous and patriotism of Old Tammany as he does of those more than once referred to. Sir, I have not found, irrelevant. It has been attempted to involve it with old and time-honored principles of international law either in her traditions or her histories, one forward the critical question of intervention by our country which would prevent an American citizen from step in the cause of free government which she in European affairs; and recent speeches in Eng- expressing the honest feelings of a republican free- has taken except by compulsion. Look at her, land and New York have been adduced to show man without rebuke, he would have saved the || and you will see a country whose government is that such intervention is sought by our guest. It fling he made at the old Democratic Wigwam in monarchical and whose institutions are essential. is sufficient to say, in reply to this suggestion, in New York. But let that pass too. Sir, in view | ly aristocratical, the most prominent feature of troduced by the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Ber- of the peaceful struggle now going on in the world which is the degradation of the masses. There HEX) with a skill which all might envy-and also between the friends of free government and des- | sir, the land, the operative capital, the law-making by the Senator from New Jersey, (Mr. MILLER) potish, it seems to me to be proper and right that power, are in the hands of comparatively a few; that no such intercervention is promised or implied || his reception here should be hospitable and affec- l while all the rest are reduced to a state of practiby the resolution. It does not appear on the face of | tionate." Congress have made him the guest of the cal slavery of the worst kind-obliged to work the resolution; it cannot, in any way, be inferred nation—as such the people in New York have for masters who are under no corresponding oblifrom the resolution. It can be found only in the received him. Europe will discern an emphatic gation to provide for their wants. Sir, this state imagination, in the anxieties, or in the fears of moral in the event. The despots who drove him of things in England is subversive of all the ends Senators. It is a mere ghost, and not a reality. | forth from his country, to seek an asylum here of just government. Their work-houses are crowdAs such we may dismiss it. But I feel strongly among the sons of liberty, will see from the greeted to overflowing; their home prisons and their on this point, and desire to go further.

ing which we extend to him that the people of the convict receptacles abroad are peopled with the While thus warmly joining in this tribute, let me United States fear them not; that on all suitable miserable results of their domestic serfdom. The be understood as in no respect encouraging any idea occasions we will speak out our abhorrence of end of all government should be the promotion of of armed intervention in European affairs. Such a their atrocious systems of government, and our | human happiness, the elevation of human nature; system would open phials of perplexities and ills, sympathy with those gallant men, whether suc- and a republican government is best calculated to which I trust our country will never be called to cessful or unsuccessful, who strike a blow in realize these results. The issue in the coming atfront. In the wisdom of Washington we may defence of national independence and free gov- struggle, disguise it as you may, is between kings find perpetual counsel. Like Washington, in ernment. By the course proposed, we shall and republicans; and, in my judgment, has conhis eloquent words to the Minister of the French testify our fidélity to the principles of our Revolu- menced, in the amicable struggle now going on Directory, I would offer sympathy and God speed tion, and show that our Republic is steadfast in | for British or American ascendency on the ocean. to all, in every land, who struggle for Human the faith of Washington and his compatriots. The national sensibilities on both sides are keenly Rights; but, sternly as Washington, on another We will teach the world, that whatever of worth | awakened and excited with reference to the conoceasion, against every pressure,

against all popu- or wisdom, of exalted devotion to enlightened free- test. For my part, I desire the ascendency of relar appeals, against all solicitations, against all dom, despotism in Europe may expel from her publican principles. All kings are alike to me. I bandishments, I would uphold with steady hand shores, will be appreciated here; that here our desire the ascendency of my country over all the peaceful neutrality of the country. Could I now arms will be stretched forth and our doors open others-I desire, from my heart, success in this approach our mighty guest, I would say to him with wide to welcome the exiled patriot; that in pro- il gigantic struggle for supremacy on the ocean. I the respectful frankness of a friend: Be content portion to the ferocity of his persecution there, I desire to see the trident of the seas wrenched with the outgushing sympathy which you now so will be the cordiality of his reception here. But, from the tenacious grasp of that haughty and marvelously inspire everywhere throughout this sir, we are told that we will get entangled with kingly empire-not for the purpose of ambitious side-spread land, and may it strengthen your soul! other nations if we do this honor to Kossuth, and extension—not to tyrannize or'dictate, in the spirit Trust in God, in the inspiration of your cause, that blows will probably follow words. Well

, of an intermeddling propagandism; but to hasten and in the Great Future, pregnant with freedom sir, I am no prophet : I cannot tell what will the time when the sword shall no longer be the for all mankind. But respect our ideas, as we re- happen. But suppose it should produce such a arbiter of national disputes. Peace is the true policy spect yours. Do not seek to reverse our tradi- state of things, what then? Why, sir, we have of this Republic. Peace is the animating genius of tional, established policy of Peace. Do not, under got a Secretary of State who, with one oscillation our institutions. the too plausible sophism of upholding non-interven- of his great mind would blow all their fine-spun When the United States shall become the most fion, proroke American intervention on distant Euro- webs into thin air, and we have a gallant Navy | powerful of all the nations of the globe, then I be peal soil. Leave us to tread where Washington who will teach them that blows will be given as lieve the time will have arrived when the principles pomts the way.".

well as received. Sir, I am not one of those who | of right reason, of humanity, and of Christianity, And yet wiih these convictions, Mr. President, think that no change will ever be made in the prin- will exert their natural and superior power in mawhich I now most sincerely express, I trust the Senciples of national policy which govern our foreign king war no longer the last resort for the settleator from Georgia (Mr. BERRIEN) will pardon me relations; on the contrary, I feel assured that ment of national quarrels. If we shall then preWhen I say that I cannot join in his proposed amend- the wonderful growth and development of the sume to dictate; we will dictate Peace as the ment; and for this specific reason. It attaches to United States, far exceeding in amount and rapidi- sovereign law of all nations, and War as the vioan set of courtesy and welcome a condition, which, ty the most sanguine expectations of the founders lation of that universal law. If ambition for the however just as an independent proposition, is most of the Republic, will demand a modification of ascendency of my country for such a purpose be ungracious in such connection. It is out of place, our national policy, in various respects different censurable, I invoke the censure it merits; but beand everything out of place is, to a certain extent, from that which prevailed in the infancy of the fore the world I declare this to be the spirit of my offensise. If adopted, it would impair, if not de- country. For the sake merely of illustrating this l ambition.

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