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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE SECOND SESSION OF

THE NINTH CONGRESS.

SENATE.

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Adams, Mr., opposes the resolution for the sale in Bayard, Mr., speech of, on the Chesapeake and

Delaware canal

55
and grant of land to the Chesapeake and
Delaware Canal Company

60 Bazadon, Laurient, a petition of, referred to a se-
Alexander, James, a charge of conspiracy against,

lect committee

28
made by General Wilkinson

an adverse report made thereon, and agreed
to-

31
Alexandria, District of Columbia, a petition of

Beaumarchais, M. de, the President of the Unit-
the inhabitants of, praying the Senate to
pass a bill, as passed by the House of Rep-

ed States transmits a memoir of the claim
resentatives, for erecting a bridge over the

of, supported by the Government of France,
Potomac

24

as just and legal, which is read, and refer-
red to a select committee

60
a memorial of sundry citizens of, praying to

23
be incorporated into a company for mak-

Bradley,

Stephen R., the credentials of, read
ing a turnpike road from Bridge Point to
Briggs, Edmund, a bill from the House of Rep-

44
said city

resentatives for the relief of, read

39
Allen, Ira, a petition of, read, and referred to an

read a second time, and referred to a com-
mittee -

45
select committee

52
ordered to a third reading

54
the committee discharged from further con-
sideration thereof -

61
99

read a third time, and passed
Armies of the United States, a resolution submit-

Burr, Theodore, a motion to examine at the bar,
rejected

38
ted to appoint a committee to inquire whe-

a letter from, explaining his statements on
ther any amendments are necessary to the

39
act prescribing rules and regulations for

the subject of bridges
the government of the

25
Burr, Aaron, a Message from the President de-

39
the resolution agreed to, and a committee ap-

tailing the proceedings of
pointed -

26
information given of the surrender of, to the

72
said committee discharged from further con-

civil authorities
sideration of the subject

102

C.

Capitol, a bill from the House of Representatives
Baldwin, Mr., suggests a doubt as to the sale and

making appropriations for finishing the
grant of land to the Chesapeake and Del-

south wing of the, read, and ordered to a
aware Canal Company -
60 second reading

69
Bank of the United States, a resolution submit-

read a second time, and referred to a com-
ted to appoint a committee to inquire

mittee

70
what amendments ought to be made in the

reported with amendments
act to punish frauds on the

50 the amendments agreed to in part, and the
the resolution agreed to, and a committee ap-

bill postponed

89
pointed

52 ordered to a third reading, as amended 91
a bill reported, read, and ordered to a second

read a third time, and passed as amended 94
reading -

61 Casey, General Levi, the House of Representa-
amended, and ordered to a third reading 62

tives inform the Senate of the death of . 51
read a third time, and passed

63 Chaplains, a joint resolution adopted to appoint - 10
on returned from the House with amendments,

in which the House of Representatives an-
which were agreed to

76
nounce their concurrence

16
Banks and Insurance Companies, a resolution Cherokee and Piankeshaw Indians, a bill from

submitted for a committee to inquire into o the House of Representatives making ap-
the expediency of allowing incorporated,

propriations to carry into effect a treaty
to take and sell vessels, without forfeiting

with the, read twice, and referred to a
the benefit of their registers -

66
committee

100
the motion agreed to, and a committee ap- 18 reported without amendment, read a third
pointed -
67 time, and passed

101
a bill reported, read, and ordered to a second Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, a memorial of
Sot reading -

the Company, presented at the last ses-
ordered to a third reading

76 sion, together with the documents and
read a third time, and passed

77

report thereon, referred to a committee

74

31

Senate Proceedings and Debates.

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Chesapeake and Delaware Canal-continued. Page.

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a report of said committee, with a resolution Columbia Packet, a petition praying a register
for the grant of land

33
for the ship

46
the resolution reported by the committee Connecticut Reserve, a bill from the House of
agreed to, and a committee appointed 60

Representatives providing for the disposal
a bill reported, for the sale and grant of land

of the public lands situated between the
to the company, read

63
United States military tract and the

90
read a second time

65
read twice and referred

91
further action on it postponed

67

reported without amendment
an amendment submitted and the bill again

ordered to a third reading •

100
postponed -
72 read a third time, and passed

103
taken up and again postponed

77 Constitution, Mr. Clay submitted a resolution to
postponed to the next session of Congress 87

amend the

76
a resolution submitted, directing the Secre-

the consideration thereof postponed to the next
tary of the Treasury to report at next ses-

session of Congress
sion the best information he can acquire Contingent Fund, an account of the, transmitted
as to the usefulness, practicability, and ex-

by the President

48
pense of the contemplated

88 Cottineau, Dennis de, a petition of, read and laid
the above resolution withdrawn by the mover 95

on the table
Chester, John, the petition of, together with the

Creighton, James, a petition of, praying allowance
report thereon of the Secretary of the

of drawback
Treasury at the last session, referred to a

Crimes against the United States, a bill from the
committee

29

House of Representatives providing for the
a bill reported for the relief of, read, and or-

punishment of certain, read and ordered to
dered to a second reading

54

a second reading
ordered to a third reading

60
read a second time, and referred .

35
read a third time, and passed

62
reported with amendments

91
Chickasaw Indians, a bill from the House of Rep.

ordered to a third reading as amended

93
resentatives making appropriations to car-

read a third time, and passed as amended · 95
ry into effect a treaty with the, read twice, Cumberland Road, report of the Commissioners
and referred to a committee

99

for laying out the, transmitted by the Pre-
reported with an amendment

101
sident of the United States

51
which amendment is adopted, the bill read a

referred to a committee

54
third time, and passed

103 a bill reported, making appropriations for the,
Circuit Courts, a resolution submitted to extend to

read

78
the districts of Kentucky, Tennessee and

read a second time, and ordered to a third
27
reading ·

87
the resolution agreed to, and referred to a

read a third time, and passed

90
committee

28 Customs, a report from the Comptroller of the
a bill reported, read, and ordered to a second

Treasury, stating the emoluments of the
reading

31

officers of the
ordered to a third reading

D.
amended, read a third time, and passed as
amended

46 Dexter, Daniel, 8., a bill from the House of Rep-
returned from the House of Representatives

resentatives for relief of, read

76
with amendments, and referred
69 read a second time, and referred

79
the committee report an agreement to the

reported with an amendment, which was
amendments -

agreed to, and the bill ordered to a third
which report is concurred in by the Senate - 74

reading -

94
Clarke, Joseph, a letter from, on the subject of

read a third time, and passed as amended 95
bridges, ordered to be printed -

30 District Courts, a bill from the House of Repre-
Clay, Henry, produced his credentials and took

sentatives to extend the power of granting
his seat as a Senator

24 writs of injunctions to the judges of, read
Clerks, a bill from the House of Representatives

read a second time, and referred
to amend the act fixing the compensation

reported with amendments

49
of, and for other purposes, read and ordered

consideration postponed

54
to a second reading

94 amendments agreed to, and bill ordered to a
read a second time, and referred

95
third reading -

60
reported with amendments

98 read a third time, and passed as amended 62
further action on it postponed to the next District of Columbia, a bill to reduce the expenses
seseion of Congress

100 attending the administration of justice in
Coasts of the United States, a bill from the House

the, read

33
of Representatives to provide for surveying

read a second time, and postponed

36
the, read
37 ordered to a third reading -

50
read a second time, and referred

37 read a third time, amended, and passed as
reported with amendments, and ordered to

amended

53
lie for consideration

returned with an amendment, read twice, and
amendments agreed to, and bill ordered to a

ordered to a third reading

102
third reading -

47 the amendment of the House of Represen-
read a third time, and passed as amended 50 tatives agreed to

106

36

72

45

Senate Proceedings and Debates.

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District of Columbia-continued.
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Page.
a bill from the House of Representatives fur- Giles, William B., presented his credentials as a
ther supplementary to the act concerning

Senator, and took his seat

9
the, read

63

suggests a doubt as to the propriety of grant-
read a second time, and referred

65

ing land to the Chesapeake and Delaware
reported without amendment, and ordered to

Canal Company

60
a third reading

67 Gist, Henry Cary, and others, memorial of, relat-
read a third time, and passed

70 ing to their discovery of a lead mine in
Drake, Gilbert, a bill from the House of Represen-

Indiana, read and referred

76
tatives to discharge from imprisonment, Government, a bill from the House of Represen-
twice read and referred -

103

tatives making appropriations for support
reported without amendment, read a third

of, read twice and referred

95
time, and passed

105

reported, amended, and ordered to a third
Drawback, a petition of sundry merchants of Phil-

reading -

100
adelphia, praying benefit of, read

49

read a third time, and passed as amended 102
referred to a committee

66 Grand Jurors, a motion submitted for a commit-
the committee report a recommendation that

tee to prepare a bill to regulate the sum-
said petition be referred to the Secretary

moning of

53
of the Treasury

78

the motion agreed to, and a committee ap-
the report considered and postponed 90, 94

pointed

61
agreed to, and petition referred as recom-

a bill reported, and read

62
mended

106

read a second time, and referred
Durity, Francis, a resolution submitted authori-

reported with an amendment, and ordered to
zing the Secretary to pay additional com-

a third reading
pensation to -

read a third time, and passed as amended 67
the resolution adopted, and the order given - 107 Gregg, Andrew, the credentials of, read

37
E.

Griffin, John, and others, petition of, praying re-
Eaton, General William, a bill from the House

muneration for the trouble and expense of
of Representatives authorizing a settlement

organizing a government for Louisiana - 38
of the accounts of, read -

88 Gunboats, a Message from the President of the
read a second time, and referred

90 United States, relating to the effect of 63
reported without amendment, and ordered to it a bill from the House of Representatives for
a third reading

98

building, and for other purposes, read 79
read a third time, and passed

103 read a second time, and referred
Enrolled Bills, appointment of Mr. Turner as a

reported with amendments

98
joint committee on

19 amendments agreed to, bill read a third time,
Evidences of public debt, a motion submitted to

and passed as amended -
JO
appoint a joint committee to inquire whe-

H.
ther an error did not occur in the enroll-
ment of the act to prohibit the receipt of,

Habeas Corpus, a committee appointed to inquire
in payment for public lands

55 into the expediency of suspending the writ
the motion agreed to, and a committee ap-
pointed -

61

a bill reported, read three times by consent,
the committee reported an amended motion 70

amended and passed

44
which amended motion was agreed to

89 Harding, Captain Seth, a petition of, read and
31

referred

24
a bill reported for relief of, and read

25
Fee Bill, a report from the judges of the District

read a second time, and postponed
of Columbia, in obedience to a resolution

amended, and ordered to a third reading 26
of the last session, on the subject of a . 30

read a third time, and postponed

26
(See District of Columbia, ante.)

passed as amended

45
Fees, a motion submitted directing the Attorney Harvey, Thomas, a resolution submitted to pay
General to procure and lay before the

additional compensation to-

- 99
Senate, at their next session, a table of,

the resolution adopted, and the Secretary
to attorneys, &c.
53 authorized to pay -

107
Fire, a bill from the House of Representatives, Hays, John, memorial of. (See Weights and
for relief of the sufferers by, in Portsmouth,

Measures.)
read

49

Hearn, William, a bill from the House of Repre-
read a second time, and ordered to a third

sentatives to discharge from imprisonment,
reading

52
referred

29
read a third time, and passed

53

reported with amendments, and read a sec-
Foreign nations, a resolution submitted to refer

ond time

35
to a select committee so much of the Presi-
dent's Message as relates to enterprises

amendments adopted, and ordered to a third
reading

53
against, &c., laid on the table -

17

read a third time, and passed as amended - 61
the resolution amended, agreed to, and a
committee appointed

Henry, James, memorial of, as foreman of a grand
18
jury in Michigan,

against the division of

Indiana Territory into two governments,
Gaillard, John, credentials of read
30 laid on the table

10

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Senate Proceedings and Debates.

65

Page. Lewis and Clarke-continued.

Page.
House of Representatives, a message from the,

reported without amendment

99
relating to a quorum for business

9
ordered to a third reading

100
a message that they are ready to adjourn 108

read a third time, and passed

103
I.

Library, a joint committee appointed on the part
of the Senate, on the

22
Indiana Territory, resolutions of the Legislative

a report from said committee
Council of, on the suspension of the six-

Light-houses, a bill from the House of Repre-
ty-seventh article of compact between the

sentatives to erect certain, &c., read

38
United States and the Territories and

read a second time, and referred
States Northwest of the river Ohio, to-

reported without amendment

45
gether with a letter from the Governor

taken up and postponed

50
thereof.

38
read a third time, and passed

52
a bill from the House of Representatives

Little, George, a bill from the House of Repre-
making compensation for extra services to

sentatives for the relief of, read and re-
the Governor, Judges, and Secretary of,

ferred

29
read twice, and ordered to a third reading 105

reported without amendment, read a second
read a third time, and passed

106
time, and postponed

30
Indiana and Michigan, a report from the Secre-

ordered to a third reading -

31
tary of the Treasury, with a transcript of

read a third time, and passed

32
the decision of the Commissioners in fa-

Logan, Mr., remarks of, introductory of a resolu-
vor of claimants to land in the district of

tion to consider the propriety of repealing
Detroit

26

so much of any act as allows a drawback
the report referred to a committee

27
of duties

67
Indian depredations, a resolution submitted to

Louisiana, a copy of the laws for the government
appoint a committee to inquire what fur-

of the Territory of, transmitted by the
ther provision is necessary to insure the

President of the United States

61
indemnity guarantied by law to sufferers
from

52

M.
the resolution agreed to, and a committee
appointed

53
Mason, John, and others, a petition of, against the

Potomac bridge
Internal Improvement, Mr. Worthington submit-

25, 31
ted a resolution directing the Secretary of

Mathers, James, Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeep-
the Treasury to prepare and report a plan

er, authorized to employ an Assistant and
two horses

11
for the application of such means as are
within the power of Congress, to purposes

Mathers, John, a resolution submitted to pay ad-
ditional compensation to

99
of -

95
the resolution adopted

the resolution adopted, and the Secretary
97
authorized to pay

107
Invalid Pensioners, a bill from the House of Rep-
resentatives concerning, read twice and

Mead, Cowles, the President transmits a letter
referred

63
98

from, relating to Aaron Burr -
reported without amendment
99 Message, the President's annual, read

11
read a third time, and passed

105

three hundred copies and accompanying doc-
Johns, Kinsey, and others. (See Chesapeake

uments ordered to be printed -

16
and Delaware Canal.)

recommending a temporary suspension of the
Journals of Congress, a petition, praying that a

act prohibiting importations from Great
number of copies of Folwell's edition of

Britain -

16
the, may be purchased of the present hold-

relative to the proceedings of Aaron Burr 39
ers, referred

21

an order to print five hundred copies of said
Message

43
L.

said Message referred to the committee ap-
Lands, ceded to the United States, a committee

pointed to consider the expediency of sus.
appointed to inquire what provision ought

pending the writ of habeas corpus -
to be made by law to prevent unauthor-

communicating the names of certain of
ized entries of

26

Burr's associates, which is referred to the
a bill reported on the subject, and read 46

same committee

45
read a second time

47 giving further information as to the move-
the second reading resumed

50
ments of Burr

48
the bill referred to a committee

52 transmitting a report of the Commissioners
reported with amendments

62

for laying out and making the Cumberland
amendments adopted, and the bill ordered

road

51
to a third reading

62 giving additional information as to Burr's
read a third time, and passed as amended 66

movements

63
Latour, John, memorial of, read, and laid on the

recommending gunboats
table

46 communicating letters from our Ministers at
Levis and Maxwell, (See Journals of Congress,

London and Paris -
ante.)

five hundred copies of said Message let-
Lewis and Clarke, a bill from the House of Rep-

ters ordered to be printed

72
resentatives making compensation to, read 96 a letter from Cowles Mead, in relation to
read a second time, and referred

98

Burr

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Senate Proceedings and Debates.
Page. Mississippi Territory-continued.

Page.
Michigan, a copy of the laws of, transmitted by

read a second time, and referred
the President, (for 1805,) referred
27 reported with amendments

68
a report from the committee, recommending

consideration postponed

76
the Senate not to disapprove said laws - 29 ordered to a third reading, as amended 77
a copy of the proceedings of a convention

read a third time, as amended

79
of the delegates of, referred

30 returned from the House of Representatives,
a report from the Governor and Judges of,

with agreement and disagreement

102
in obedience to act

61 the Senate insist on their amendments, 106
a bill to regulate the grants of land in, read 37 Mississippi, a bill from the House of Representa-
read a second time, and postponed

43 tives to annex certain shores to the district
amended, and ordered to a third reading 46 of, read

51
notice further to amend, the bill postponed . 53 read a second time, and referred

52
the bill recommitted -

61 reported without amendment and ordered to
reported with amendments, which were or-

a third reading
dered to lie for consideration -
62 read a third time, and passed

63
the amendments agreed to, bill read a third
time, and passed

N.

62
a copy of the laws of, (for 1806-72) trans- Naval Peace Establishment, a bill from the House
mitted by the President -

of Representatives in addition to the act
a bill from the House of Representatives

providing for a, and for other purposes,
providing for the payment of expenses in-

read

-- 102
curred in the defence of, read -

88 a motion to read a third time, by unanimous
read a second time, and referred -

90

consent, objected to
ordered to a third reading -

100
read a third time and passed

105
the bill rejected -

103 Navy, a bill from the House of Representatives
a bill from the House of Representatives, dis-

making appropriations for support of the,
approving of an act passed by the Gov-

for the year 1807, read
ernor and Judges of, concerning the Bank

read a second time, and referred
of Detroit, read

96 reported without amendment, read a third
read a second time, and referred
97 time, and passed

26
ordered to a third reading -

98 Navy Pension Fund, a resolution laid on the table,
read a third time, and passed

103 directing the commissioners of the, to re-
Military Establishment, a bill from the House of

port a minute statement of their proceed-
Representatives making appropriations for

ings in relation to said

72
the support of the, twice read, and referred 26 Naw, Reni, a petition of, praying to be allowed
reported without amendment, and ordered

drawback, referred

69
to a third reading

28 an adverse report on said petition
read a third time, and passed
28 the report agreed to -

90
Military Peace Establishment, a committee ap- New Orleans, a bill from the House of Represen-
pointed to inquire whether any additional

tatives for building a custom-house at, and
force be necessary to the

for other purposes, read -

51
a bill reported supplementary to the act fix-

read a second time, and referred

52
ing the, and read

reported without amendment, and ordered to
read a second time, amended, and ordered to

a third reading

62
a third reading
31 read a third time, and passed

63
read a third time, and passed as amended 36 New York, a petition of the inhabitants of the
Militia, a statement of the, transmitted by the

city of, praying that their harbor may
President

66 be placed in a state of permanent defence,
Milledge, John, a Senator from Georgia, was qual-

referred

89
ified, and took his seat

20 Non-importation act, a resolution requesting the
the credentials of, read

23 President to communicate such informa-
Mills, William, a copy of the examination of, on

tion as he may deem proper, respecting his
subject of bridges, ordered to be printed 30 dered recommendation to suspend the, or-
Mint, a committee appointed to inquire into the

to lie for consideration

17
coinage at the

23 the resolution postponed, and then rejected 19
a bill in addition to the act for establishing

a bill from the House of Representatives to
the, read

29
suspend the act relating to read

18
read a second time, and ordered to a third

read a second time, and referred

19
reading -

29 reported without amendment, and ordered to
amended, read a third time, and postponed 30 a third reading

19
the amended bill recommitted

53 read a third time, and, on motion to amend,
reported without further amendment

67 referred -
passed as amended

68 reported with sundry amendments, and post-
report of the Director of the, transmitted by

poned

20
the President

48 the amendments agreed to, and bill passed
Mississippi Territory, a bill from the House of

as amended

20
Representatives allowing additional com-

returned from the House of Representatives
pensation to the Judges of, and for other

with an amendment, which is concurred
purposes, read

38
in-

22

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