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the legislative business before them, are not ready to adjouro.
An adjournment being moved and seconded,
Mr. Speaker arose and addressed the House as follows:.:
or the ability and impartiality with which benrans residel or its deliberations, and the correcinBefore I perform the last duty of the presiding officer of the House, I will avail myself of the occasion to make my respectful acknowledgments for the lattering expression of favourable opinion which has been recents made, and which was rendered more interesting by the quarter from which it proceeded. Next to the approbation of one's own conscience, and one's couotry, that of the immediate representatives of the people must ever be most acceptable. But I feel, that in the instance of that just bestowed on me, I am more indebted to the kindness than to the justice of the House. For I am quite sensible, that in the course of my administration of the duties of the chair, called upon, as I frequently was, promptly to decide complicated and embarrassing questions, as they suddeuly arose, I must have committed many errors. And if I have been able, in any degree, to satisfy the just expectations of the House, it is owing to that liberal support which has been, on all sides, generously accorded me. Action Pichthouse on 0.16.00
Io legislation there are three periods of extraordinary dis. ficulty, and requiring great fortitude. The frst is that which immediately precedes a war, and in whicb preparation is made for the event. The second, that which accoinpanies the war; and the third that which immediately follows the war. During the two first, however, there were animating circumstances always existing, wbich invigorated the legis lative function. During the last, the stimulus is gone, and being replaced by relaxation, the legislator needs ncore for titude. He has to survey the whole fabric of the State ; to accommodate it to the new circumstances in which it is placed; to proride a revenue for redeeming the debt of the
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war; to retrench, and, by the reduction of the establishments, to dismiss from the service of the country many of those who bave nobly contributed to sustain its glory.
It has been your lot, gentlemen, to be cast in the last of the three periode mentioned. And I take great pleasure, regardless of the motives which may be ascribed to me, in testifying to the patience, the diligence, and the zeal which you have manifested in the public service. I am greatly de ceived if, as the result of your labours, at no distant day, there will not be acknowledged to have been laid by you, the deepest foundations of the national prosperity. That you may long continue to lire to witness and to participate in that prosperity; and tbat you may experience, on your return to your respective homes, every blessing of which our nature is susceptible, is the ardent wish of one, who, wherever he may be, will never cease to cherish of all of you, the most agreeable and affectionate recollections.
It remains for me only to announce, that this House slands adjourned sine die.
Mr. Goldsborough, .
(see bills from the senate)
of departments upon the subject of i • 247
by the president to be imposed
(sce bills froin the scnate)
. 488, 489
contracts heretofore made for the supply of 454
. . 108, 109, 194
the propriety of establishing national . . 454
sent system of supplying provisions for the .43
180, 404, 426, 430
ing further provision for the . . 526, 532
to promotion, the officers of .
of salary, and that further provision
respectiog the office of .
(see bill from the senale, selllement of public accounts)
41, 119, 138
(report to lie) .
. . . . 71, 9.
Armstrong, Jobo ..
(bill No. 96).
Arnold, Williama .
· 117, 496
Tohlexandria, levy court of 315} (bill No. 90)
Armon, Nancy, (resolution) er engin 149, 328
o insufficient precedents}(resolution)
class of the constitution
American society for the promotion of agricul. 20
il Find of hpo 304, 380
Balances, unsettled, annual reports of, . 344, 424
mains in the public treasury . .
ty of probibiting the es
al, &c. . . 35
several 92, 93, 97, 119, 330
corporate certain 502
(sce bills from the senate)
State to report the expense of intercourse with the 552
(see bill making further provision for military services)
thorizing vessels to clear out at New-Orleans departo
(see bills from the sense)