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DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

PART I. OF VOL. XIV.

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GALES & SEATON'S

REGISTER OF DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.... FIRST SESSION.

FROM SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 16, 1837.

DEBATES IN THE SENATE.

In pursuance of the authority given by the constitution, | ILLINOIS--John M. Robinson, Richard M. Young. the President of the United States, on the 15th day of May, INDIANA-Oliver H. Smith, John Tipton. caused to be issued the proclamation which follows:

OHIO--William Allen, Thomas Morris.

MICHIGAN-Lucius Lyon, John Norvell.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION,
Whereas great and weighty matters, claiming the consideration of

Monday, SEPTEMBER 4, 1837. the Congress of the United States, forin an extraordinary occasion for This being the day designated in the proclamation of convening them, I do, by these presents, appoint the first Monday of Septeinber next for their meeting at the city of Washington: hereby the President of the United States for a special meeting of requiring the respective Senators and Representatives then and there both Houses of Congress, the Senate assembled in the to assemble in Congress, in order to receive such communications as

Senate Chamber at the Capitol, at the usual hour of 12 may then be made to them, and to consult and determine on such measures as in their wisdom may be deemed meet for the welfare of o'clock. the United States.

Hon. RICHARD M. JOHNSON, Vice President of In testimony wliereor, I have caused the seal of the United States [L. .] to be hereunto affixed, and signed the saine with my hand

| the United States, called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock, Done at the city of Washington, the fifteenth day of May, in when forty-two Senators appeared in their seats. the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtygeven, and of the independence of the United States the

Mr. KING, of Alabama, presented the credentials of sixty-first.

M. VAN BUREN. Messrs. C. C. Clay and ROBERT STRANGE, Senators as By the President:

above, who took the usual oath. John FORSYTII, Secretary of State.

Mr. RIVES presented the credentials of Mr. ROANE,

Senator as above, who was also qualificd.
LIST OF THE SENATORS.

On motion of Mr. KING, of Alabama, the Secretary of MAINE-John Ruggles, Reuel Williams.

the Senate was instructed to inform the House of RepreNEW HAMPSHIRE-Henry Hubbard, Franklin Pierce. sentatives that a quorum of the Senate was now present, MASSACHUSETTS- John Davis, Daniel Webster. and ready to proceed to business. RHODE ISLAND-Nehemiah R. Knight, Asher Robbins. Mr. WRIGHT moved that a committee be appointed to CONNECTICUT-John M. Niles, Perry Smith.

join a similar committee from the House, in order to wait VERMONT_Samuel Prentiss, Benjamin Swift.

upon the President of the United States, and inform him NEW YORK-Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Silas Wright. that Congress was assembled and ready to receive such NEW JERSEY—Samuel L. Southard, Garret D. Wall. communication as he might have to make; and the motion PENNSYLVANIA-James Buchanan, Samuel McKean.

was agreed to. DELAWARE-Richard H. Bayard, Thomas Clayton. The Chair was, on motion of Mr. KING, of Alabama, MARYLAND-Joseph Kent, John S. Spence.

authorized to appoint the said committee; and Mr. WRIGHT VIRGINIA-William C. Rives, John J. Roane

and Mr. King, of Alabama, were appointed accordingly. NORTH CAROLINA-Belford Brown, Robert Strange. On motion of Mr. LINN, the usual number of newspaSOUTH CAROLINA- John C. Calhoun, William C. pers was ordered for the use of the Senators. Preston.

The Senate then, on motion, proceeded to the election GEORGIA-Alfred Cuthbert, John P. King.

of the Sergeant-at-arms and Doorkeeper to the Senate ; ALABAMA-Clenient C. Clay, William R. King. whereupon, STEPHEN HAIGHT (the late doorkeeper) was MISSISSIPPI-John Black, Robert J. Walker.

unanimously elected, at the first balloting, Sergeant-at-arms
LOUISIANA-Alexander Mouton, Robert C. Nicholas. to the Senate, in room of the late Sergeant, Mr. SHACK-
TENNESSEE-Felix Grundy, Hugh L. White. FORD, deceased; and at the third balloting, Mr. EDWARD
KENTUCKY-Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden. WyEr was elected (out of many candidates) Doorkeeper
ARKANSAS-William $. Fulton, Ambrose H. Sevier. in room of Mr. Haight.
MISSOURI—Thomas H. Benton, Lewis F. Linn.

And then the Senate adjourned.
Vol. XIV.-1

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