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DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

PART I. OF VOL. XIII.

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GALES & SEATON'S

REGISTER OF

OF DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS.... SECOND SESSION.

FROM DECEMBER 5, 1836, TO MARCH 3, 1837.

DEBATES IN THE SENATE.

LIST OF THE SENATORS.

from Maryland; Mr. Rives, from Virginia; Mr. Kino,

from Georgia; Messrs. Ewing and MORRIS, from Obiv; MAINE-- John Ruggles.

Messrs. Clar and CRITTENDEN, from Kentucky; Messrs. NEW HAMPSHIRE-Henry Hubbard, John Page.

GRUNDY and WHITE, from Tennessee; Messrs. HEN. MASSACHUSETTS ---John Davis, Daniel Webster.

DRICKS and Tipton, from Indiana; Messrs. RoBINSON RHODE ISLAND-Nehemiah R. Knight, Asher Rob

and Ewing, from Illinois; Messrs. King and Moore, bins.

from Alabama; Mr. Walker, from Mississippi; Messrs. CONNECTICUT--John M. Niles, Gideon Tomlinson.

Benton and Linn, from Missouri. VERMONT-Samuel Prentiss, Benjamin Swift.

Mr. BENTON presented the credentials of Messrs. NEW YORK--Silas Wright, Nathaniel P. Tallmadge.

Fulton and SEVIER, Senators elect from the new State NEW JERSEY--Samuel L. Southard, Garrett D. Wall.

of Arkansas. PENNSYLVANIA--James Buchanan, Samuel McKean.

Messrs. Fulton and SEVIER' were qualified and took DELAWARE-Richard H. Bayard.

their seats. MARYLAND-Joseph Kent.

The following resolution was offered by Mr. 3EN. VIRGINIAWilliam C. Rives.

TON, and adopted: NORTH CAROLINA--Bedford Brown, Robert Strange.

Resolved, that the Senate proceed to ascertain the SOUTH CAROLINA--John C. Calhoun, William C.

classes in which the Senators of the State of Arkansas Preston.

shall be inserted, in conformity with the resolution of GEORGIA- Alfred Cuthbert, John P. King.

the 14th of May, 1789, and as the constitution reKENTUCKY--Henry Clay, John J. Crittenden.

quires. TENNESSEE--Felix Grunily, Hugh L. White.

On motion of Mr. BENTON, it was then OHIO--Thomas Ewing, Thomas Morris.

Ordered, That the Secretary put into the ballot box LOUISIANA-Robert C. Nicholas.

three papers, of equal size, numbered 1, 2, 3. Each of INDIANA-William Hendricks, John Tipton.

the Senators from the State of Arkansas sball draw out MISSISSIPPI--John Black, Robert J. Walker.

one paper. Number 1, if drawn, shall entitle the memILLINOIS--William L. D. Ewing, John M. Robinson.

ber to be placed in the class of Senators whose term of ALABAMA-William R. King, Gabriel Moore.

service will expire the 3d day of March, 1837; number MISSOURI --Thomas H. Benton, Lewis F. Linn.

2 in the class whose term will expire the 3d day of March, 1839; and number 3 in the class whose term will

expire the 3d day of March, 1841. Monday, DECEMBER 5, 1836.

It was accordingly so determined, by lot, that Mr. SEThe Senate assembled at 12 o'clock, M.

VIER's term should expire in 1837, and Mr. Fulton's The VICE PRESIDENT took the chair, and the fol. in 1841. lowing Senators appeared in their seats, viz:

On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, the Secretary of the SenMr. Ruggles, from Maine; Messrs. HUBBARD and ate was directed to inform the llouse of Representatives Page, from New Hampshire; Messrs. Prentiss and that a quorum of the Senate was present, and ready to Swift, from Vermont; Mr. Davis, from Massachusetts; proceed to business. Messrs. Kxigut and ROBBINS, from Rhode Island; On motion of Mr. GRUNDY, a committee was ordered Messrs. Niles and Tomlinsox, from Connecticut; Mr. | to be appointed on the part of the Senate, on a joint Wrigat, from New York; Messrs. Southard and WALL, committee of both Houses, to wait on the President of from New Jersey; Messrs. Buchanan and McKean, from the United States, and inform him that a quorum of both Pennsylvania; Mr. Bayard, from Delaware; Mr. Kent, Houses of Congress are assembled, and ready to receive

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