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OF THE

DEBATES OF CONGRESS,

FROM 1789 TO 1856.

FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR

REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL

REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.

VOL. VII.

I

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 346 & 348 BROADWAY.

1858.

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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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SIXTEENTH CONGRESS.-SECOND SESSION.

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

IN

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Monday, November 13, 1820.

Jones, Charles F. Mercer, Hugh Nelson, Thomas

Newton, John Randolph, Ballard Smith, Alexander This being the day fixed by law for the meet- Smyth, Thomas V. Swearingen, George Tucker, ing of Congress, Thomas Dougherty, the Clerk, and Jared Williams. and the following members of the House of From North Carolina--John Culpeper, Weldon N. Representatives, appeared, and took their seats, Edwards, Thomas H. Hall, Charles Hooks, Lemuel viz:

Sawyer, Jesse Slocum, James S. Smith, Felix Walker,

and Lewis Williams, From Vore Hampshire-Joseph Buffum, jr., Josiah From South Carolina--Joseph Brevard, William Butler, Clitton Clagett, William Plumer, jr., and Na Lowndes, John McCreary, James Overstreet, and thaniel Cphun.

Starling Tucker. From Massachusets—Benjamin Adams, Samuel From Georgia--Joel Abbot, and Thomas W. Cobb. (. Allen, Joshua Cushman, Timothy Fuller, Mark From Kentucky--Richard C. Anderson, jun., WilI Hill

, Jonas Kendall, Enoch Lincoln, Marcus Mor- liam Brown, Alney McLean, Thomas Metcalfe, fim, Jeremiah Nelson, James Parker, and Henry George Robertson, and David Trimble. Shaw.

From Tennessee-Newton Cannon, Francis Jones, From Rhode Island—Samuel Eddy, and Nathaniel and John Rhea. Hazard.

From Ohio--Philemon Beecher, Henry Brush, From Connecticut-Henry W. Edwards, Samuel John W. Campbell, and John Sloan. A. Foot, Jonathan 0. Mosely, Elisha Phelps, John From Louisiana-Thomas Butler. Russ, James Stevens, and Gideon Tomlinson.

From Indiana--William Hendricks. From Vermont.-Samuel C. Crafts, Rollin C. From Illinois--Daniel P. Cook. Mallary, Ezra Meech, Mark Richards, and William From Alabama-Jolin Crowell. Sorong.

The following new members also appeared, From New York--Nathaniel Allen, Caleb Baker,

to wit: Walter Case, Robert Ciark, Jacob H. De Witt, John

From Massachusetts, WILLIAM Eustis, in the D. Dickinson, John Fay, William D. Ford, Ezra C. Gre Aaron Hackley, jun., George Hall

, Henry room of Edward Dowse, resigned : Min Robert Monell, Nathaniel Pitcher, Jonathan

From Pennsylvania, Thomas G. MOCULLOUGH, Richmond, Henry R. Storrs, Randall S. Street, James in the room of David Fullerton, resigned : Strong, John W. Taylor, Caleb Tompkins, Albert H.

From Virginia, John C. Gray, in the room Track, Solomon Van Rensselaer, Peter H. Wendover, of James Johnson, resigned ; Edward B. JACKand Silas Wood.

son, in the room of James Pindall, resigned ; frem New Jersey-Ephraim Bateman, Joseph and Thomas L. Moore, in the room of George Ecumfield, Charles Kinsey, John Linn, and Bernard F. Strother, resigned: Smith.

From Kentucky, Thomas MONTGOMERY, in from Pennsylrania--Henry Baldwin, William Dar- the room of Tunstall Quarles, resigned; and lington, Samuel Edwards, Thomas Forrest, Samuel Francis Jonsson, in the room of David Walker, Gass, Joseph Hempbill, Jacob Hibshman, Jacob

deceased : Hostetter, William P. Maclay, David Marchand, Robert Moore, Samuel Moore, John Murray, Thomas

Who severally produced their credentials,

and took their seats. Patterson, Robert Philson, Thomas J. Rogers, John Sergeant, and James M. Wallace.

JOHN Scott, the Delegate from the Territory From Delaware--Louis McLane.

of Missouri, and James Woodson Bates, the From Maryland—Stevenson Archer, Joseph Kent, Delegate from the Territory of Arkansas, also Peter Little, Samnel Ringgold, Samuel Smith, and appeared, and took their seats. Henry R. Warfield.

The Clerk having announced that a quorum Frm Virginia-- Mark Alexander, William S. Ar- of the House was present, said that he had recher, William A. Burwell, Robert S. Garnett, James Iceived a letter from the Hon. Henry Clay, late

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