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THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

DURING THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS,

BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON,

DECEMBER 2, 1839.

AND IN THE SIXTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

VOLUME VII.

Containing Documents from No. 447 to No. 559.

WASHINGTON:
PRINTED BY BLAIR AND RIVES.

1840.

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INDEX TO DOCUMENTS

PRINTED

BY ORDER OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

DURING THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS-1839-40.

A.

Vol.

No. Page.
Academy at West Point. Report of the Board of Visiters
to the United States Military

1 1 222
Academy at West Point. Major Delafield's statement of

disbursements in the Ist quarter of 1839, on account
of the United States Military

1 1 231
Academy at West Point in April and May, 1839. Major

Delafield's statement of moneys expended on ac-

count of appropriations for the United States Military 1 1 1 232
Accounts of receipts and expenditures for the 3d and 4th

quarters of 1838. Letter from the Treasurer of the
United States, transmitting his

. 1 11 1
Addoms, executor of John Addoms. Report of the Com-

mittee of Claims on the bill (H. R. 46) for the relief
of John T.

· 6 374 1
African slave-trade. Memorial of the Society of Friends

in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, pray.
ing the adoption of measures for the suppression of
the

7491 f
Agricultural interests of the Union. Memorial of Joseph

L. Smith and others, praying that the Committee on
Agriculture be instructed to make an annual report
on the

3 61 1
Agriculture and education. Petition of Joseph L. Smith

and others, for a new department of the Govern.
ment, to be called the Department of

4 181
Agricultural Bank of Natchez. (See Banks.)
Agriculture may be instructed to make an annual report on

the agricultural interests of the Union. Memorial
of Joseph L. Smith and others, praying that the
Committee on

7 619 1
Alabama, praying the creation of a new land district in that
State. Memorial of the Legislature of

3 113 1

Vol. No. Page.
Alabama. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury in re-

lation to the five per cent. fund of the net proceeds
of the lands in

5 259
Alabama, praying the cession to that State of the Muscle

Shoals canal. Memorial of the Legislature of 6 412 1
Alabama volunteers. Report of the Committee of Claims

on the petition of citizens of Jackson county, Ala-

bama, praying the payment of claims of certain 8 605
Albemarle Sound and the ocean at Nag's Head. Major

Gwinn's report on the practicability and probable
cost of opening a communication between

8 603 1
Alexandre. Message from the President of the United

States, recommending the repayment of the duties
levied on the French ship

2 37 1
Alexandria, in relation to the destruction of outstanding

due-bills by the corporation of Alexandria, in pursu-
ance of the act of 1834. Report of the mayor of
the city of

5 243 1
Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, praying the retro.

cession of that part of said District to the State
of Virginia. Petition of citizens of the town and
county of

8 614 1
Allen. Report of the Committee on Pensions on the peti.
tion of Hannah

4 139 1
Allen, widow of Samuel Allen. Report of the Committee
on Pensions on the memorial of Pamela

6 337 1
Allen, widow of Henry Allen. Report of the Committee

on Pensions on the bill granting a pension to Cath-
arine

7 495 1
Allison. Report of the Committee on Pensions on the bill
for the relief of Lieutenant John

8 571 1
American Silk Society, praying aid in the gratuitous publi-

cation and circulation of their journal. Memorial of
the

3 94
American steamvessels and steamboats. (See Steamboats.)
Amerman. Report of the Committee on Pensions on the
petition of Thomas

7 465 1
Appleby. Report of the Committee on Pensions in relation
to the claim of Stephen

8 591 1
Appropriations and expenditures in the War Department

during 1839. Report of the Secretary of War of - 3 99 1
Appropriations and expenditures for the naval service for

1839. Report of the Secretary of the Navy of 3 121
Appropriations to be expended in the District of Columbia

since the location of the seat of Government therein.
Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, with a
statement of the

8 600 1
Appropriations, offices created, and the salaries thereof;

and of offices, the salaries of which have been in-
creased, with the amount of such increase, during
the 1st session of the 26th Congress. Statement by
the Secretary of the Senate of

8 620 1

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Vol. No. Page,
Arkansas river. H. M. Shreve's report of improvements

( 169

1
on the
Arkansas. Report in relation to certain military roads in 2 58

30
Arkansas river. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury

in relation to the establishment of a marine hospital
at the mouth of the

3 102 1
Arkansas and Missouri. Documents relating to the titles of
certain land claimants in

4 173 1
Arkansas and Missouri to Mexico. Documents relating to

debenture on foreign goods conveyed by land from 7 472 1
Armories, and the arms manufactured, for the year 1839.

Report of the Secretary of War, of expenditures at
the national

4 175 1
Armories, arsenals, magazines, and foundries, constructed

or deemed necessary, with a conjectural estimate
of constructing those which are not completed, or
which are not commenced. Report of the Secretary
of War in relation to

7 451 111
Armory. Memorial of the Cairo City Canal Company,

praying that the city of Cairo may be selected as a
site for a national

3 96 1
Armstrong. Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs on
the memorial of Andrew

2 56 1
Army for 1839. Annual report of Major General of the 1 1 55
Army for 1839. Organization of the

1 1 62
Army for 1839. General return of the

1 1 63
Army under command of General Scott. Position, &c., of
eastern division of the

1 1 68
Army under command of General Gaines. Position, &c.,
of western division of the -

1 1 72
Army during 1839. Number of recruits enlisted in the 1 1 74
Army employed in Florida under command of General
Taylor. Return of the

1 1 76
Army in Florida under General Taylor. Report, with a

map of the seat of war, of the operations of the 1 1 80
Army for 1839. Report of operations in the Ordnance
Department for the

1 1 85
Army for 1839. Report of Quartermaster General of the 1 1 112
Army for 1839. Report of Paymaster General of the 1 1 134
Army for 1839. Report of Surgeon General of the

1 1 144
Army for 1839. Report of Chief Engineer of the

1 1 157
Army in 1839. Statement of diseases and deaths in the - 1 1 154
Army during 1838, 1839, and 1840. Comparative statement

of the cost of clothing, &c., for the United States - 1 1 313
Army for 1839. Report of the Commissary General of
Subsistence of the .

1 1 248
Army for 1839. Report of the Commissary General of
Purchases of the

1 1 269
Army officers retiring on half-pay. Report from the Secre-
tary of War on the subject of

2 49 1

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