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From the State of

Gustavus M. Bower,

James B. Bowlin,
MISSOURI

James H. Relfe,
James M. Hughes.

Robert McClelland,
MICHIGAN

Lucius Lyon,

James B. Hunt.
Delegates from the Territories-
WISCONSIN

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Augustus C. Dodge. Several new members appeared, were sworn to support the constitution of the United States, and took their seats, viz :

From the State of Maine, Benjamin White.

From the State of New York, Levi D. Carpenter, in the place of Samuel Beardsley:

From the State of Pennsylvania, George Fuller, in the place of Almon H. Read.

From the State of Ohio, Edward S. Hamlin and Alfred P. Stone, in place of Henry R. Brinkerhoff and Heman Allen Moore.

From the State of Alabama, William L. Yancey, in the place of Dixon 1. Lewis.

From the State of Louisiana, Isaac E. Morse, in the place of Peter E. Bossier.

On motion of Mr. Hopkins, it was Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate, informing that body that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled, and that the House is ready to proceed to business; and that the Clerk do go with the said message.

On motion of Mr. Cave Johnson, it was Resolved, That a committee be appointed, on the part of this House, to join such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that a quorum of the two houses is assembled, and that Congress is now ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

Mr. Cave Johnson and Mr. Joseph R. Ingersoll were appointed of the said committee on the part of this House.

Mr. Holmes (by leave, moved the following resolution:

Resolved, (provided the Senate concur,) That two chaplains of different denominations be elected by Congress, one by each house, to serve during the present session, who shall interchange weekly.

A motion was made by Mr. Pettit that the said resolution be amended, by adding thereto the following:

Provided, That such chaplains shall look to the members of the two houses of Congress for their compensation, and that the United States shall not be liable for their salaries or any part thereof. And, after debate,

The previous question was moved by Mr. McConnell, and seconded ; and the main question was ordered and put, first, Will the House agree to the said amendment?

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Joseph H. Anderson Mr. Orlando B. Ficklin Mr. Moses Norris, jr.
Archibald H. Arrington John P. Hale

John Petit
Charles S. Benton
James M. Hughes

John R. Reding
James B. Bowlin
James B. Hunt

John Ritter
Linn Boyd
Michael H. Jenks

John Slidell
Edmund Burke
Andrew Johnson

John B. Weller.
John W. Davis

Joseph J. McDowell
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Amos Abbott
Mr. Richard French

Mr. William W. Payne
John Quincy Adams
George Fuller

J. Phillips Phænix
John B. Ashe
Joshua R. Giddings

James Pollock
Archibald Atkinson
William L. Guggin

Elisha R. Potier
Osmyn Baker
Byram Green

Zadock Pratt
Daniel M. Barringer
Joseph Grinnell

Jacob A. Preston
Daniel D. Barnard
Henry Grider

Alexander Ramsey
Benjamin A. Bidlack
Happibal Hamlin

George Raihbun
Edward J. Black
Edward S. Hamlin

David S. Reid
James Black
Hugh A. Haralson

James H. Relse
James A. Black
John J. Hardin

R. Barnwell Rhett
Julius W. Blackwell
Alexander Harper

Orville Robinson
Gustavus M. Bower
Samuel Hays

George B. Rodney
Jacob Brinkerhoff
Thomas J. Henley

Charles Rogers
Richard Brodhead
Joshua Herrick

Henry St. John
Milton Brown
Isaac E. Holmes

Samuel C. Sample
William J. Brown
Joseph P. Hoge

Romulus M. Saunders
Jeremiah Brown
George W. Hopkins

Robert C. Schenck
Joseph Buffington
George S. Houston

William T. Septer
Armistead Burt
Edmund W. Hubard

Luther Severance
George Alfred Caldwell William S. Hubbell

Thumas H. Seymour
Levi D. Carpenter
Charles Hudson

David L. Seymour
Jeremiah E Cary
Orville Hunger ford

Richard F. Simpson
George S. Callia
Charles J. Ingersoll

Alberi Smith
John M. S. Causin
James Irvin

Thomas Smith
Reuben Chapman
Perley B. Johnson

Caleb B. Smith
Augustus A. Chapman Jobo P. Kennedy

Robert Smith
Samuel Chilton
Daniel P. King

Lewis Sieen rod
Thomas L, Clingman Littleton Kirkpatrick Alexander H. Stephens
James G. Clinton
Alcee Labranche

Lemuel Stetson
Howell Cobb
Moses G. Leonard

Andrew Stewart
Henry Y. Cranston
William Lucas

John Stewart
Amasa Dana
John H. Lumpkin

William H. Sliles
John R. J. Daniel

William C. McCauslen James W. Sion
Cornelius Darragh
Robert McClelland

Alfred P. Stone • Garrett Davis

Felix G. McConnell

William Taylor
John B. Dawson

Abraham R. Mcllvaine William P. Thomasson
Ezra Dean
James J. McKay

Jacob Thompson
Edmund Deberry
George P. Marsh

John W. Tibbatis
James Dellet
James Mathews

Asher Tyler
John Dickey
Edward Joy Morris

Samuel É. Vinton
Paul Dillingham, jr.
Jo-eph Morris

John Wentworth
Stephen A. Douglass
Freeman H. Morse

Horace Wheaton
George C. Dromgoole
Isaac E. Morse

John White
Alexander Duncan
William A. Moseley

Benjamin W bite
Robert P. Dunlap
Henry C. Murphy

Henry Williams
Chesselden Ellis
Henry Nes

Robert C. Winibrop
Isaac G. Farlee
Willoughby Newion

William Wright
Hamilton Fish
Robert Dale Owen

Joseph A. Wright
Elias Florence
William Parmenler

William L. Yancey.
Solomon Foot
So the said amendment was rejected.
And the said resolution, as moved by Mr. Holmes, was then agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk request the concurrence of the Senate therein.

Mr. John Quincy Adams gave notice that he would tomorrow submit a motion to rescind the 25th rule of the House. This rule is in the words following:

“No petition, memorial, resolution, or other paper, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, or any State or Territory, or the slave-trade between the States or Territories of the United States in which it now exists, shall be received by this House, or entertained in any way whatever.”

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Dickins, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to acquaint the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that the Senate is ready to proceed to business.

The Senate have concurred in the resolution from this House for the appointment of a joint committee to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that a quorum of the two houses is assembled, and that Congress is now ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make, and have appointed Mr. Woodbury and Mr. Johnson of the said committee on the part of the Senate.

And then he withdrew.

Mr. Duncan gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to provide for holding the elections for electors of President and Vice President of the United States on one and the same day in all the States.

Mr. Duncan gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to provide for extending the jurisdiction of the United States over the Oregon territory, and for other purposes in relation to said territory.

Mr. Barringer gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill making an appropriation for rebuilding the branch mint at Charlotte, North Carolina, lately destroyed by fire.

Mr. Wentworth gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill granting a further donation of land for the completion of the Illinois and Michigan canal.

Mr. Sample gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill for the relief of Alanson Phiney.

Mr. Weller gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill to extend the right of suffrage in the city of Washington.

On motion of Mr. Weller, it was Ordered, That the daily hour to which this House shall stand adjourned, be 12 o'clock meridian, until otherwise ordered.

And then, at 1 o'clock, p. m., on motion of Mr. Thompson, the House adjourned until to-morrow, at 12 o'clock meridian.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1844.

Several other members appeared and took their seats, viz:
From the State of Vermont, Jacob Collamer.
From the State of Massachusetts, Julius Rockwell.

From the State of New York, Smith M. Purdy and Thomas J. Paterson.

From the State of New Jersey, Lucius Q. C. Elmer.
From the State of Pennsylvania, John T. Smith.
From the State of Tennessee, Joseph H. Peyton.
From the State of Missouri, John Jameson.

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Mr. Cave Johnson, from the joint committee appointed to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that a quorum of the two houses is assembled, and that Congress is ready to receive any coinmu. nication he may be pleased to make, reported that the committee had waited on the President of the United States, and discharged the duties of its appointment, and that the President answered that he would forthwith make a communication, in writing, to the two houses of Congress.

On motion of Mr. Saunders, it was liesolved, That the standing committees be appointed according to the rules and orders of this House.

Mr. John Quincy Adams, in pursuance of notice heretofore given, moved the following resolution:

Resolved, That the 25th standing rule for conducting business in this House, in the words following: “No petition, memorial, resolution, or other paper, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, or any State or Territory, or the slave-trade between the States or Territories of the United States in which it now exists, shall be received by this House, or entertained in any way whatever," be, and the same is hereby, rescinded.

A motion was made by Mr. Thompson that the said resolution be laid upon the table. And the question being put,

80 SYeas, It was decided in the negative,

Nays,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Archibald H. Arrington Mr. James Dellet

Mr. Willoughby Newton
John B. A he
George C. Dromgoole

Moses Norris.jr.
Archibald Alkinson
Orlando B. Ficklin

William W. Payne
Thomas H. Baily
Richard French

Joseph H. Peyton
Daniel M. Barringer
William L. G ggin

David S. Reid
Benjamin A. Billack Henry Grider

John R. Reding
Elward J. Black
Hugh A Haralson

James H. Reife
James Black
Isaac E. Holmes

R. Barnwell Rhett
James A. Black
Joseph P. Hoge

George B. Rodney
Julius W. Blackwell
George W. Hopkins

Romulus M. Saunders
James B. Bowlin
George S. Houston

William T. Senier
Linn Boyd
James M. Hughes

Richard F. Simpson
Milion Brown
Charles J. Ingersoll

John Slidell
William J. Brown
John Jameson

Robert Smith
Edmund Burke
Cave Johnson

Lewis Sieen rod
Armistead Burt
Andrew Johnson

Alexander H. Stephens George Alfred Caldwell George W. Jones

William H. Stiles
John M. S. Causin
Preston King

James W. Stone
Reuben Chapman
Alcee Labranche

Alfred P. Stone
Augustus A. Chapman William Lucas

William Taylor
Jaines G. Clinton
John H. Lumpkin

William P. Thomasson
Howell Cobb
John A. McClernand

Jacob Thompson
John R. J. Daniel
Felix G. McConnell

John W. Tibbatts
Garreit Davis
James J. McKay

John B. Weller
John W. Davis
James Mathews

Joseph A. Woodward
John B. Diwson
Isaac E Morse

William L. Yancey. Edin und Deberry

Henry C. Murphy
Those who voted in the negative are-
Mr. Amos Abbott

Mr. Charles S. Benton Mr. Levi D. Carpenter
John Quincy Adams
Jacob Brinkerboff

Jeremiah E. Cary
Jo-eph H. Anderson
Richard Brodbead

George S. Caulin
Osmyn Baker
Jeremiah Brown

Samuel Chilion
Daniel D. Barnard
Joseph Byffington

Thomas L. Clingman

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Mr. Jacob Collamer
Mr. James Irvin

Mr. Orville Robinson
Henry Y. Cranston
Michael H. Jenks

Julius Rockwell
Amasa Dana
Perley B. Johnson

Charles Rogers
Cornelius Darragh
Andrew Kennedy

Henry Si. John
Ezra Dean
Daniel P. King

Samuel C. Sample
John Dickey
Littlelon Kirkpatriek

Rubert C. Schenck
Paul Dillingham, jr.
Moses G. Leonard

Luther Severance
Robert P. Dunlap
Lucius Lvon

Thomas H. Seymour
Chesselden Ellis

William C. McCauslen David L. Seymour
Lucius Q. C. Elmer
Robert McClelland

Albert Smith
Isaac G. Farlee

Abraham R. Mcllvaine John T. Smith
Hamilton Fish
George P. Marsh

Thomas Smith
Elias Florence
Edward Joy Morris

Caleb B. Smith
Solomon Foot
Joseph Morris

Lemuel Stetson
George Fuller
Freeman H. Morse

Andrew Stewart
Joshua R. Giddings
William A. Moseley

John Stewart
Byram Green
Henry Nes

Asher Tyler
Joseph Grinnell
Robert Dale Owen

Joseph Vance
John P. Hale
William Parmenter

Samuel F. Vinton
Hannibal Hanilin
Thomas J. Paterson

John Wentworib
Edward S. Hamlin
John Peitit

John Wethered
John J. Hardin
J. Phillips Phænix

Horace Wheaton
Alexander Harper
James Pollock

John White
Thomas J. Henley
Elisha R. Potter

Benjamin Wl,ite
Joshua Herrick
Zadock Pratt

Henry Williams
William S. Hubbell
Jacob A. Preston

Robert C. Winthrop
Charles Hudson
Smith M. Purdy

William Wrighi
Orville Hungerford
Alexander Ramsey

Joseph A. Wright
James B. Hunt
George Rathbun

Jacob S. Yost,
Joseph R. Ingersoll

John Ritter The question was then put, Will the House agree to the said resolution?

S Yeas, And decided in the affirmative,

108 Nays,

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

Those who voted in the affirmative are-
Mr. Amos Abbolt

Mr. Joshua R. Giddings Mr. William A. Moseley
Jolin Quincy Adams
Byram Green

Henry Nes
Joseph H. Anderson
Joseph Grinnell

Robert Dale Owen
Osmyn Baker
John P. Hale

William Parmenter
Daniel D. Barnard
Hannibal Hamlin

Thomas J. Paterson
Charles S. Benion
Edward S, Hamlin

Job Peitit
James Black
John J. Hardin

J. Phillips Phenix
Jacob Brinkerhoff
Alexander Harper

James Pollock
Richard Brodhead
Thomas J. Henley

Elisha R. Potier
Jeremiah Brown
Joshua Herrick

Zadock Pratt
Joseph Buffington
William S. Hubbell

Jacob A. Preston
Levi D. Carpenter
Charles Hudson

Smith M. Purdy
Jeremiah E. Cary
Orville Hungerford

Alexander Ramsey.
George S. Catlin
James B. Hunt

George Rathbun
Thomas L. Clingman Joseph R. Ingersoll

John Ritter
James G. Clinton
James Irvin

Orville Robinson
Jacob Collamer
Michael H. Jenks

Julius Rockwell
Henry Y. Cranston
Perley B. Johnson

Charles Rogers
Amasa Dana
Andrew Kennedy

Henry St. John
Cornelius Darragh
John P. Kennedy

Samuel C. Sample
Ezra Dean
Daniel P. King

Robert C. Schenck
John Dickey
Littleton Kirkpatrick

Luther Severance
Paul Dillingham, jr.
Moses G. Leonard

Thomas H. Seymour
Alexander Duncan
Lucius Lyon

David L. Seymour
Robert P. Dunlap

William C. McCauslen Albert Smith
Chesselden Ellis
Rubert McClelland

John T. Smiih
Lucius Q. C. Elmer
Joseph J. McDowell

Thomas Smith
Isaac G. Farlee

Abraham R. Mellvaine Caleb B. Smith
Hamilton Fish
George P. Marsh

Lemuel Stetson
Elias Florence
Edward Joy Morris

Andrew Stewart
Solomon Fool
Joseph Morris

John Stewart
George Fuller
Freeman H. Morse

Asher Tyler

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