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DE BATES IN CONGRESS,

COMPRISING THE LEADING DEBATES AND INCIDENTS

OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESS:

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LAWS, OF A PUBLIC NATURE, ENACTED DURING THE SESSION:

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GALES & SEATON'S

Register of Debates in Congress,

TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESS...FIRST SESSION:

FROM DECEMBER 5, 1831, TO JULY 17, 1832.

DEBATES IN THE SENATE.

LIST OF THE SENATORS.

alle Josian S. Jourstox, Senator elect for the State of

Louisiana, be permitted to take his seat. The credentials MAINE. - John Holmes, Peleg Sprague.

of Mr. J. had not, Mr. B. stated, yet arrived, but his elecNEW HAMPSHIRE.-Samuel Bell, Isaac Hill.

tion was a matter of such public notoriety, as to induce MASSACHUSETTS.-Dan'l Webster, Nath'l Silsbee. him to hope that the Senate would not hesitate to admit RHODE ISLAND.--N. R. Knight, Asher Robbins.

him. In which motion, after a brief suggestion from Mr. CONNECTICUT.-Sam'l A. Foot, Gideon Tomlinson. HAYNE, on the propriety of having these credentials VERMONT.-Horatio Seymour, Samuel Prentiss.

filerl, the Senate concurred. NEW YORK.-Charles E. Dudley, William Marcy.

The usual message was then sent to the House of Repre. NEW JERSEY.-M. Dickerson, Theo. Frelinghuysen. sentatives, notifying that a quorum of the Senate had asPENNSYLVANIA.-Geo. M. Dallas, Wm. Wilkins.

sembled. DELAWARE.-J. M. Clayton, Arnold Naudain. Mr. KING and Mr. FOOT were appointed a commitMARYLAND.--E. F. Chambers, Samuel Smith.

tee to join the committee of the House of Representatives VIRGINIA. --Littleton W. Tazewell, John Tyler. to inform the President of the United States that the two NORTH CAROLINA.--B. Brown, W. P. Mangum.

Houses had organized, and were ready to proceed to SOUTH CAROLINA.--R. Y. Hayne, S. D. Miller. business. GEORGIA.--George 1. Troup, John Forsyth.

The Senate then adjourned to twelve o'clock to-morrow.
KENTUCKY.--George M. Bibb, Henry Clay.
TENNESSEE.-Felix Grundy, Hugh L. White.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6.
OHIO.--Benjamin Ruggles, Thomas Ewing.
LOUISIANA.--J. S. Johnston, Geo. A. Waggaman.

Mr. KING, from the joint committee appointed to wait INDIANA.--Wm. Hendricks, Robert Hanna.* on the President of the United States, reported that they MISSISSIPPI.--Powhatan Ellis, Geo. Poindexter. hac performed the duty enjoined them, and had received ILLINOIS.--Elias K. Kane, John M. Robinson. an intimation that the President would, at twelve o'clock ALABAMA.-- William R. King, Gabriel Moore. this day, make a written communication to both Houses of JISSOURI.—Thomas H. Benton, Alex. Buckner. Congress.

The communication promised by the President was re

ceived by the hands of Mr. Donelson, his private Secre. Monday, DECEMBER 5, 1831.

tary'; which, having been read, (see Appendix. ? Mr. SSIITH, of Maryland, President pro tem. of the Ön motion of Mr. KING, it was ordered that three Senate, in the absence of the Vice President, took the thousand copies of the message, and fifteen hundred coshair at t welve o'clock; and, on calling the House to order, pies of the accompanying documents, be printed for the it appeared that thirty-four members were present.

use of the Senate. Mr. DUDLEY, of New York, stated that, by some omission or inadvertence, the credentials of his colleague,

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES. the honorable WM. MarCr, had not been forwarded. He Mr. KING moved that the 34th rule of the Senate be could, however, testify that Mr. Mancy was duly elected so far suspended as to authorize the Senate, in the absence Senator for that State; and as similar instances of such of the Vice President

, to appoint, by ballot

, a chairman of omission were on record, he hoped the present would not the Committee on Finance; which motion being agreed to, operate as an obstacle to his admission, and moved that The Senate proceeded to ballot for a chairman of that

The following standing committees were then announcMr. BELL, of New Hampshire, moved that the honor-led from the chair:

On Foreign Relations. -— Messrs. Tazewell, White, King, superseded, January 3, by Jobu Tipton.]

Forsyth, and Bell.
Vol. VIII.--1

was agreed to, nem. con.

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