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the relief of John Pitchlyn; which was twice A message from the Senate informed the House read, and committed.

that the Senate have passed the bill “to amend The Committee of Claims were then, on mo- the act laying duties on licenses to retailers of tion of the same gentleman, discharged from the wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchanfurther consideration of all matters referred to dise, and for other purposes,” with amendments, them, and not yet acted on.

in which they ask the concurrence of this House. A like order was, on motion of Mr. ROBERT- The bill from the Senate " for the relief of son, of Louisiana, adopted in relation to the James Lloyd," passed through a Committee of Committee on Public Lands.

the Whole, was ordered to a third reading, and Mr. Fisk, of Vermont, from the select com- read a third time; when, on motion of Mr. FORmittee appointed on Thursday, reported a bill syth, of Georgia, the bill was ordered to lie on providing for the removal of causes in certain the table. cases therein specified, and for other purposes ; The SPEAKER laid before the House a letter which was twice read.

from the Secretary of the Navy, transmitting his A motion was made by Mr. Gaston, of North report on the petition of John T. Courtney and Carolina, to postpone the said bill indefinitely, Samuel Harrison, which was read and ordered to and negatived.

lie on the table. A motion was made by Mr. POTTER, of Rhode The amendments of the Senate to the bill Island, that the bill do lie on the table, and nega- "granting pensions to the officers and seamen tived.

serving on board the revenue cutters in certain The bill was then referred to a Committee of cases," were read and concurred in by the House. the Whole.

Sundry amendinents made by the Senate conThe amendments of the Senate to the bill, cerning the pay of the officers, seamen, and mawhich went from this House, to amend the law rines, in the Navy of the United States, were relating to calling out the militia, &c., were taken taken up. [These amendments go to fix specifi. up and concurred in.

cally the payment of officers, &c., instead of apMr. Taylor, of New York, from the Militia propriating an aggregate amount, to be distribCommittee, reported certain amendments to the uted according to the discretion of the Execubill from the Senate, "in further addition to the tive.] act more effectually to provide for the national Mr. Lowndes, of South Carolina, having stated defence by establishing an uniform militia that the amendments which had been made were throughoui the United States," which amend-in conformance with the object of the bill as it ments were concurred in, and the bill ordered to passed this House; that the pay specified was the be read a third time, and was subsequently read same as now given, and always has been, to these a third time, and passed.

officers, moved a concurrence in the amendments, The bill from the Senate “providing for the which was agreed to. distribution of money paid into the courts of the The amendments of the Senate to the bill for United States," passed through a Committee of establishing certain post roads were read, and the Whole, was ordered to a third reading; and agreed to. was read a third time, and finally passed.

A message from the Senate informed the House The Committee of the Whole were discharged that they have passed the bill "authorizing the from the consideration of the bill supplementary purchase of the vessels captured on Lake Erie," to the act for the regulation of the Post Office, with amendments, in which they desire the conon motion of Mr. INGERSOLL, who stated that currence of this House. The said amendments the lateness of the period in the present session, were read, and committed to a Committee of the and the variety of details likely to be inserted in Whole. such a bill, rendered it necessary to postpone the A message from the Senate informed the House consideration till the next session.

that the Senate have passed the bill "concerning The House spent some time in Committee of invalid pensioners;" also, the bill " making addithe Whole on the bill authorizing payment for tional appropriations for the service of the year property captured or destroyed while in the pub- 1814," with amendments, in which they ask the lic service by the enemy of the United States; concurrence of this House. and the bill being reported to the House was The amendments of the Senate to the bill ordered to lie on the table.

“concerning invalid pensioners," were read, and The bill "for the relief of George Hamilton," concurred in by the House. and the bill " for the relief of John Whitney and The amendment of the Senate to the bill auJoseph H. Dorr," passed through Committees of thorizing the purchase of the vessels captured on the Whole, were engrossed for third readings, Lake Erie, (allowing to Captain Perry $5,000, read a third time, and passed.

in addition io the share of the prize money alThe House spent some time in Committee of lowed him by law,) passed through a Committee the Whole on the bill to revive and continue in of the Whole, and was concurred in. force the act declaring the assent of Congress to [The reason of this amendment was stated by two acts of Georgia and Maryland; which being Mr. Lowndes to be, that although Captain Perry reported to the House, were, on motion of Mr. was in fact commander of the fleei on Lake PITKIN, of Connecticut, ordered to lie on the Erie, he would, according to the construction table.

given to the law, oply be entitled to his share as


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Relations with France-Property lost in Public Service. APRIL, 1814. commander of the particular vessel on board of termined upon. The address of the Senator Count which he fought.]

Segur to the inhabitants of the eighteenth military The bill from the Senate to lessen the compen- division of the Empire, published in the Moniteur of sation of marshals, attorneys, and clerks of court, the 15th instant, stated that His Majesty was going to in certain cases, passed through a Committee of place himself at the head of his troops. Knowing the Whole, and, after an unsuccessful attempt by that I should not be able to advance a single step in Mr. INGERSOLL to except those officers in Penn. the negotiation during his absence, unless he should, sylvania from the operation of the bill, it was

before his departure from Paris, decide upon the classes reported to the House, and ordered to be read a

of cases for which indemnity should be made, I deterthird time; and it was read a third time accord- mined to address a note to the Duke of Vicenza, with

a view to impress more strongly upon his mind the ingly, and finally passed. Senate to the additional appropriation bill, going I was informed that the Duke of Vicenza had set out Several very important amendments of the necessity of an immediate decision.

“ The day on which I intended to present this note to change entirely the mode of settling, certain from Paris, at 4 o'clock, A. M., for the headquarters of accounts at the Treasury, and making additional the two Emperors, which was then said to be in Switappropriations, were, on motion of Mr. Eppes, zerland. The general impression in Paris that day referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. was that the Emperor would set out immediately for

An order passed the House, on motion of Mr. Metz, where his army of reserve has been forming WRIGHT, of Maryland, for paying out of the con- ever since he crossed the Rhine. This circumstance tingent fund of ihe House the funeral expenses induced me to believe that the note would not produce of G. W. Lindsay, late a Clerk of this House. any good effect. I, therefore, determined not to preThe bill from the Senate to incorporate the sent it. The Emperor is still in Paris

, and I regret directors of the Washington Library Company, extremely that I did not adhere to my first determinawas taken up by the casting vote of ihe Speaker, tion, notwithstanding the absence of the Minister of passed through a Committee of the whole House Foreign Relations. From the situation of affairs here, ordered to a third reading, read a third time ac- it is impossible to foresee the delays to which this percordingly, and finally passed.

plexing business will yet be subject. In the first and The bill for the relief of John Pitchlyn was he said expressly that the obstacles which his absence

only interview which I had with the Duke of Bassano, passed through a Committee of the whole, and had thrown in the way of the negotiation should not ordered to be engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Fisk, of Vermont, called up the bill “pro- the same obstacles are presented.”

occur again. Two months have not elapsed before viding for the removal of causes in certain cases therein specified, and for other purposes;" which

PROPERTY LOST IN PUBLIC SERVICE. the House refused to take up by the following On motion of Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, the vote-For the motion 50, against it 52.

House took up the bill authorizing payment for RELATIONS WITH FRANCE.

property captured or destroyed by the enemy The following Message was received from the while in the public service-in Committee of the

Whole. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: To the House of Representatives of the United States : son, by the addition of several new sections.

The bill was amended, on motion of Mr. JohnI transmit to the House of Representatives a report

A motion was made by Mr. King, of Massaof the Secretary of State, complying with their reso

chusetts, also to amend the bill, by striking out lution of the 13th instant.


such parts thereof as provide for the indemnificaAPRIL 16, 1814.

tion of persons who may hereafter sustain loss of The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the property in the public service. resolution of the House of Representatives of the 13th by Mr. Montgomery, of Kentucky, and Mr

This motion was opposed with some warmth instant, requesting information touching our relations with France, has the honor to submit to the President Taylor, of New York, and supported 'as warmly an extract of a letter from the Minister Plenipoten- by the mover; after which the question was tiary of the United States at Paris, which contains the taken, and the motion negatived without a divi. latest, and the only material, information received by

sion. this Department on that subject.

The Committee then rose, and reported the All which is respectfully submitted.

bill as amended; but before a decision took place

JAMES MONROE. on the report, a motion was made to adjourn and DEPARTMENT OF State, April 16, 1814.

carried-57 to 45. Extract of a letter from Mr. Crawford to the Secretary of State :

MONDAY, April 18. “Paris, January 16, 1814. " On the 29th ultimo, I had an interview with the

A message from the Senate informed the Minister of Exterior Relations, who informed me that House that the Senate have passed a bill " to auhe had made to the Emperor a detailed report of the thorize the Secretary of State to liquidate cernegotiation, and that he would inform me of His Ma- tain claims therein mentioned," in which they jesty's decision, the moment it should be made known ask the concurrence of this House. The Senate to him. His conversation during this interview was have also passed the bill "concerning certificates as conciliatory as it could be, and his expressions, of confirmation of claims to the lands in the State though still general, admitted that indemnity was de- of Louisiana," with amendments, in which they


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Conduct of the War.

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ask the concurrence of this House. The Senate into the discussion. These amendments were have also passed a bill" making an appropriation rejected by a great majority, as also were one or for repairing the President's house,” in which two other amendments. they also ask the concurrence of this House. Mr. Wright, of Maryland, moved to amend

Mr. Eppes made a report on the amendments the bill making an appropriation for repairs to made by the Senate to the bill “making addi-the President's house, (which had been referred tional appropriations for the service of the year to the same committee,) a new section going to 1814," which was read, and, together with the appropriate ten thousand dollars for ventilating said 'amendments, committed to a Committee of and raising the floor of the Chamber of the House the whole House to-day.

of Representatives, so as better to adapt it to the Mr. MOORE, from the Committee of Accounts, transaction of business, to the health of the memto whom was referred the resolution submitted bers, and the convenience of the public. on Saturday last, on the subject of the compen- This motion was supported by the mover, opsations of the attendants of the House, made a posed by Mr. Farrow, of South Carolina, and report; which was read, and the resolution there- negatived. The bill was lost. in contained was concurred in by the House, An engrossed bill for the relief of John Pitchamended to read as follows:

lyn was read the third time and passed. Resolved, That the following named persons, Some time elapsed, and the House being withemployed by the Doorkeeper to aid him in the out a quorum, means were taken to procure a execution of the duties of his office, to wit: sufficient number of members to be present. With Elexius Spalding, Richard Stewart, George N. this view, a motion was made, at 1 o'clock, to adThomas, Isaac Phillips, George Cooper, and Os journ, and decided by yeas and nays as follows wald Dunn, be, and they are hereby, allowed two For the motion 50, against it 89. dollars per day during the present session, and Ninety-four members being present, and confor four days after the same; and that, for the stituling a quorum, the House proceeded to do service of ihree horses which have been em- some business of little moment. ployed in the service of the House, there be al- The bill from the Senate to ascertain and fix lowed one dollar per day each, during the same the compensation of clerks in the office of the time; which shall be the entire compensation for Secretary of the Senate, and the office of the the above services: and that the same be paid Clerk of the House of Representatives, was again out of the fund appropriated for the contingent taken up, and read a third time. expenses of this House.

[The bill proposes a small increase of these The amendments proposed by the Senate to salaries.] the bill “to amend the act laying duties on li- The question on its passage having been recenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, quired to be taken by yeas and nays, on the moand foreign merchandise, and for other purposes," tion of Mr. Hall, of Georgia, was determined as were read, and concurred in by the House. follows–For the passage of the bill 48, against

The amendments proposed by the Senate to it 47. the bill, "concerning certificates of confirmation A message from the Senate informed the House of claims to lands in the State of Louisiana," that the Senate have passed the bill " for the rewere read, and concurred in by the House. newal of a land warrant to George Shannon,"

The bill from the Senate, making an appro- with an amendment, in which they ask the conpriation for repairing the President's house," was currence of this House. read twice, and committed to the Committee of the The amendment proposed by the Senate to Whole, on the amendments of the Senate to the the bill for the renewal of a land warrant to bill “making additional appropriations for the George Shannon, was read, and concurred in by service of the year 1814."

the House. The unfinished business, relative to the bill for

CONDUCT OF THE WAR. payment for property destroyed by the enemy, was laid over by general consent.

Mr. Miller, of New York, rose to submit a The bill from the Senale to authorize the Sec. motion on the subject of an inquiry into the manretary of State to liquidate certain claims therein ner in which the war has been conducted. He mentioned, (of those who took possession of would not now say anything in favor of this moWest Florida before the United Staies interposed tion, in addition to what had already been urged its arm to occupy the same,) was twice read, and on this subject during the present session, unless then, at the instance of Mr. Robertson, of Lou- merely to add, that the recent occurrences on the isiana, was read a third time, and passed. Northern frontier offered an additional reason

Thé amendments of the Senate to the bill why the inquiry should take place. The motion making further appropriations for the support of he made was in the following words: Government for the year 1814, were taken up. Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire

Those amendments going to change the man-into the causes of the failure of our arms on the Northner of settling accounts at the Treasury were ern and Northwestern frontier ; and that said commitopposed by Mr. Eppes and

Mr. Sheffey, because tee have leave to sit during the recess of the House, of the lateness of the period of the session pre- and that they have power to send for persons and cluding a deliberate investigation of the subject. papers. The merits of the amendments were not brought On the question of proceeding now to consider Adjournment-Supplemental Journal-Embargo. the resolution, the vote having been taken by our ports and outlets a subsistence attainable with difyeas and nays, on suggestion of Mr. TRJUP, of ficulty, if at all, from other sources. Even the fleets Georgia, was as follows:

and troops infesting our coasts and waters are, by like Yeas-Messrs. Bradbury, Bradley, Cooper, Gaston, supplies, accommodated and encouraged in their predaGeddes, Grosvenor, Hale, Hall, Hanson, Hungerford, tory and incursive warfare. Jackson of Rhode Island, Lewis, Lovett, Macon, Mil

Abuses, having a like tendency, take place in our ler, Montgomery, Oakley, Parker, Pearson, Potter, import trade. British fabrics and products find their Ridgely, Ruggles, Sheffey, Sherwood, Smith of New way into our ports, under the name and from the ports York, Stanford, Vose, White, and Wilcox-29.

of other countries; and often in British vessels, dis Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Ar- guised as neutrals, by false colors and papers. cher, Bard, Beall , Bowen, Butler, Caperton, Calhoun, tations are openly made, with advantage to the viola

To these abuses it may be added, that illegal imporCilley, Clark, Clopton, Comstock, Creighton, Crouch, Culpeper, Davis

of Pennsylvania, Deslia, Eppes, Far- tors of the law, produced by undervaluations, or other Tow, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Forsyth, Franklin, circumstances involved in the course of the judicial Gholson, Goodwyn, Gourdin, Griffin, Grundy, Harris, proceedings against them. Hawes, Hawkins, Humphreys, Irving, Johnson of Ken

It is found, also, that the practice of ransoming is a tucky, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, Kilbourn, cover for collusive captures, and a channel for intelliKing of North Carolina, Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, gence advantageous to the enemy: McCoy, McLean, Moore, Nelson, Ormsby, Pickens, commend:

To remedy, as much as possible, these evils, I rePiper, Pleasants, Rea of Pennsylvania, Rhea of Tennessee, Roane, Robertson, Sage, Sevier, Seybert, Sharp,

That an effectual embargo on exports be immediSmith of Virginia, Strong, Tannehill, Taylor, Telfair,

ately enacted.

That all articles, known to be derived, either not at Troup, Wilson of Pennsylvania, and Wright—68.

all, or in any immaterial degree only, from the producSo the House refused now to proceed to con- tions of any other country than Great Britain, and parsider the said resolution.

ticularly the extensive articles made of wool and cotton ADJOURNMENT.

materials, and ardent spirits made from the cane, be The usual order was then adopted to appoint a expressly and absolutely prohibited, from whatever port

or place, or in whatever vessels, the same may be joint committee to wait on the President of the brought into the United States ; and that all violations United States, to inform him both Houses, having of the non-importation act be subjected to adequate completed the business before them, were about penalties. to adjourn. Mr. ANDERSON and Mr. WHARTON That, among the proofs of the neutral and national were appointed on the part of the Senate, and character of foreign vessels, it be required that the Messrs. Eppes, OAKLEY, and ROBERTSON on the masters and supercargoes, and three-fourths at least of part of this House.

the crews, be citizens or subjects of the country under Mr. Eppes, from the committee appointed to whose flag the vessels sail. wait on the President of the United States, re- That all persons concerned in collusive captures by ported that they had performed the duty assigned the enemy, or in ransoming vessels or their cargoes to them, and received for answer, that he had no

from the enemy, be subjected to adequate penalties. further communications to make to the House. To shorten, as much as possible, the duration of the

And the House, after receiving back all the war, it is indispensable that the enemy should feel all bills which had been laid before the President, having that tendency,

will be borne with the greater

pressure that can be given to it; and the restraints adjourned until the last Monday in October next. cheerfulness by all good citizens; as the restraints will

affect those most, who are most ready to sacrifice the

interest of their country in pursuit of their own. A SUPPLEMENTAL JOURNAL


DECEMBER 9, 1813. Of such proceedings of the Second Session of the

Thirteenth Congress, as, during the time they The Message was read, and referred to the were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, Committee on Foreigo Relations. and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by order of the House.

Friday, December 10.

EMBARGO. THURSDAY, December 9, 1813. The following confidential Message was re- Affairs, reported a bill laying an embargo on all

Mr. Grundy, from the Committee on Foreign ceived from the President OF THE UNITED ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the STATES:

United States; which was read twice, and com. To the Senate and House of

mitled to a Committee of the whole House 10-day. Representatives of the United States :

A motion was made by Mr. Post, that the bill The tendency of our commercial and navigation be printed ; and the question being taken, it was laws, in their present state, to favor the enemy, and determined in the negative-yeas 52, nays 82, as thereby prolong the war, is more and more developed follows: by experience. Supplies of the most essential kinds Yeas-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, find their way, not only to British ports and British Brigham, Caperton, Champion, Cilley, Cooper, Cor, armies at a distance, but the armies in our neighbor. Culpeper, Davenport, Dewey, Duvall, Ely, Gaston, hood, with which our own are contending, derive from Geddes, Grosvenor, Hanson, Hufty, Hungerford, Jack


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son of Rhode Island, Kent of New York, King of Mas- A motion was made by Mr. Gaston to strike sachusetts, Law, Lewis, Lovett, Markell

, Moffit, Mont- out the fourth section of the bill, and in lieu gomery, Moseley, Oakley, Pearson, Pickering, Pitkin, thereof to insert: Post, John Reed, Ruggles, Schureman, Sheffey, Ship

“Sec.4. That the ollectors of the Customs be and herd, Smith of New York, Smith of Virginia, Stanford, they are hereby authorized and required to grant a Stockton, Stuart, Sturges , Taggart, Thompson, Vose, general permission

to vessels or boats whose employ. Wheaton, White, Wilcox, and Winter. Nars—Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Aro bays, sounds, rivers, or lakes, within the jurisdiction of

ment has uniformly been confined to the navigation of cher, Avery, Bard, Barnett, Beall, Bowen, Brown, Buro the United States, to take on board, at any time, any well, Butler, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chappell, Clopton, articles of domestic or foreign growth, bond with one Comstock, Condict, Conard, Crawford, Creighton, Crouch, Davis of Pennsylvania, Denoyelles, Desha, States by the owner or owners, consignees, or factors,

or more sureties being previously given to the United Eppes, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of New of such vessel or boat, in an amount equal to one hun. York, Forney, Franklin, Gholson, Glasgow, Goodwyn, dred dollars for each ton of said vessel, that such vessel Gourdin, Griffin, Grundy, Hall, Harris, Hubbard, Hum- shall not, during the continuance of this act, depart phreys, Ingham, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, from any district of the United States without having Kershaw, Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, previously obtained a clearance, nor until the master McKee, McKim, Moore, Murfree, Nelson, Newton, or commander shall have delivered to the collector or Ormsby, Parker, Pickens, Piper, Rhea of Tennessee, surveyor of the port of departure a manifest of the whole Rich, Roberts, Robertson, Sage, Sevier, Seybert, Sharp, cargo on board; and that such vessel shall not, during Skinner, Smith of Pennsylvania, Strong, Tannehill

, the continuance of this act, be in any manner engaged Taylor, Troup, Udree, Ward of New Jersey, White- in a violation of this act.” hill, Wilson of Pennsylvania, Wright and Yancey.

And the question being taken, it passed in the The House then resolved itself into a Commit

negative-yeas 51, nays 80, as follows: tee of the Whole on the said bill; and, after some

Yxas—Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, time spent therein, the Committee rose, reported Brigham, Caperton, Champion, Chappell

, Cheves, progress, and had leave to sit again.

Cilley, Cooper, Cox, Creighton, Dewey, Duvall, Ely,

Gaston, Geddes, Grosvenor, Hanson, Hufty, Hunger. SATURDAY, December 11.

ford, Kent of New York, King of Massachusetts, Law,

Lewis, Lovett, Markell, Miller, Moffit, Montgomery, The order of the day, on the bill laying an em: Moseley, Murfree, Oakley, Pearson, Pickering, l'itkin, bargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and Post, John Reed, Robertson, Ruggles, Schureman, harbors of the United States, being called for, Mr. Shipherd, Smith of New York, Stanford, Stockton, Oakley moved that the said order be postponed Sturges, Vose, Wheaton, White, Wilcox, Wilson of until Monday next; and the question being iaken, Pennsylvania, and Winter. it was determined in the negative-yeas 45, nays Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Ar70, as follows:

cher, Avery, Bard, Barnett, Beall, Bowen, Burwell, Yus-Messrs. Baylies of Massachusetts, Bigelow, Butler, Caldwell, Calhoun, Clopton, Comstock, ConBrigham, Caperton, Champion, Cilley, Cooper, Cox, dict, Conard, Crawford, Crouch, Davis of PennsylvaCulpeper, Davenport, Dewey, Duvalí, Ely, Gaston, nia, Dawson, Denoyelles, Desha, Eppes, Farrow, findGeddes, Grosvenor, Hanson, Kent of New York, King ley, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of New York, Forney, of Massachusetts, Law, Lewis, Lovett, Markell, Miller, Franklin, Gholson, Glasgow, Goodwyn, Gourdin, Grif Moffit, Moseley, Oakley, Pickering, Pitkin, Post, John fin, Grundy, Hall, Harris, Hubbard, 'Humphreys, IngReed, Ruggles, Schureman, Shipherd, Stanford, Stock- ham, Irwin, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, Kerton, Stuart, Sturges, Taggart, Thompson, Vose, Whea- shaw, Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, McKeo, ton, White, Wilcox, and Winter.

McKim, McLean, Moore, Nelson, Newton, Ormsby, Nars—Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Anderson, Arch-Parker, Pickens, Piper, Rhea of Tennessee, Rich, er, Avery, Barnett, Bowen, Bradley, Calhoun, Cheves, Roberts, Sage, Sevier, Seybert, Sharp, Skinner, Smith Comstock, Condict, Conard, Crawford, Creighton, of Pennsylvania, Smith of Virginia, Strong, Tannehill, Davis of Pennsylvania, Dawson, Denoyelles, Desha, Taylor, Troup, Udree, Ward of New Jersey, WhiteEppes, Farrow, Fisk of New York, Forney, Franklin, hill, Wright, and Yancey. Gholson, Glasgow, Goodwyn, Gourdin, Griffin, Grun- A motion was then made, by Mr. STOCKTON, dy, Hall, Harris, Hubbard, Humphreys, Hungerford, to strike out the first section of ihe bill; on which, Ingham, Irwin, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, Mr. STOCKTON addressed the Chair as follows: Kershaw, Lefferts, Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, Mr. Chairman: Being utterly opposed to this McKim, McLean, Murfree, Nelson, Newton, Parker, bill in all its principles and details; believing that Pickens, Piper, Rich, Roberts, Robertson, Sevier, Sey- its provisions are not only destructive of the prosbert, Sharp, Skinner, Smith of Pennsylvania, Strong, perity, but hostile to the liberties of this people; Tannebill, Taylor, Troup, Udree, Whitehill, Wilson i deem it an indispensable duty to call for the of Pennsylvania, and Yancey.

solemn decision of the Committee upon its merThe House then resolved itself into a Commit-its, by moving that the first section be stricken tee of the Whole on the said bill; and, after some out. It is with unseigned and extreme reluctance time spent therein, Mr. SPEAKER resumed the that I have imposed this task upon myself; it is Chair, and Mr. Nelson reported that the Com- always irksome to me to take a part in debates mittee had again had the said bill under consid- here, because I know but too well that any intereration, and made amendments therein; which /ference of this side of the House, in measures were delivered in at the Clerk's table, where they agreed upon by the other, is useless. It is, morewere again read, and concurred in by the House.over, manifest to me, that it has been resolved by


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