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ANNALS

OF

THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

NINTH CONGRESS.

THE

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

IN THE

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES;

WITU

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS,

AND ALL

THE LAWS OF A PUBLIC NATURE;

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

NINTH CONGRESS.

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 2, 1805, TO MARCH 3, 1807,

INCLUSIVE.

COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC MATERIALS.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.

1852.

COLLEGE

HARVARD

SEP 12 1934

LIBRARY

4,5-11

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF

THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF

WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1805.

PRESENT:

Monday, December 2, 1805.

of March last; of Aaron Kitchel, appointed a The first session of the Ninth Congress, con- Senator by the Legislature of the State of New formably to the Constitution of the United States

, Jersey, to serve during the term limited by the commenced this day, at the City of Washington, Constitution; of Timothy Pickering, appointed and the Senate assembled.

a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts, for the term of six years, to commence

on the 4th day of March last; of DANIEL SMITH, William PlumeR and Nicholas Gilman, from appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the New Hampshire.

State of Tennessee, for the term of six years, from John Quincy Adams and TIMOTHY PICKER- the 3d of March last; and of BUCKNER TARUSING, from Massachusetts.

TON, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of JAMES Hillhouse, and Urian Tracy, from the State of Kentucky. Connecticut.

The oath was administered by the President to James FENNER, from Rhode Island.

the following Senators, as the law prescribes : STEPHEN R. Bradley and Israel Smith, from Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Fenner, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Vermont.

Kitchel, Mr. PICKERING, and Mr. SMITH, of TenSAMUEL L. Mirchill, from New York.

nessee; also, to Mr. Sumter, appointed'a SenaJohn Condit and Aaron Kitchel, from New tor by the Legislature of the State of South CarJersey.

olina, for the term of six years, commencing on George Logan and Samuel MacLAY, from the 4th day of March last. Pennsylvania.

Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the Pres. SAMUEL White, from Delaware.

ident of the United States, and acquaint him that SAMUEL Smith, from Maryland.

a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that, in David Stone, from North Carolina.

the absence of the Vice President, they have Thomas Sumter and John GaILLARD, from elected the honorable Samuel Smith President South Carolina.

of the Senate pro tempore. ABRAHAM BALDWIN, from Georgia.

Ordered, That the Secretary make a like comDavid Smith, from Tennessee.

munication to the House of Representatives. Thomas WORTHINGTON, from Ohio.

Ordered, That Messrs. Sumter and Mirchill The Vice President being absent, the Senate be a committee, on the part of the Senate, with proceeded to the election of a President pro tem., such committee as the House of Representatives as the Constitution provides, and the honorable may appoint on their part, to wait on the PresiSAMUEL SMITH was appointed.

dent of the United States and notify him that a The credentials of the following Senators were quorum of the two Houses is assembled, and ready read, viz:

to receive any communication that he may be Of ABRAHAM Baldwin, appointed a Senator pleased to make to them. by the Legislature of the State of Georgia, for Resolved, That each Senator be supplied durthe term of six years, from the 3d day of March ing the present session with three such newspalast ; of James A. BAYARD, appointed a Senator pers, printed in any of the States, as he may choose, by the Legislature of the State of Delaware, for provided that the same be furnished at the usual the term of six years, from the 3d day of March rate for the annual charge of such papers. last; of James Fenner, appointed a Senator by Resolved, That JAMES MATHERS, Sergeant-atthe Legislature of the State of Rhode Island, for Arms and Doorkeeper to the Senate, be, and he the term of six years, from the 3d day of March is hereby, authorized to employ one assistant and last; of Nicholas Gilman, appointed a Senator iwo borses, for the purpose of performing such by the Legislature of the State of New Hamp- services as are usually required by the Doorkeeper shire, for the term of six years, from the 3d day to the Senate; and that the sum of twenty-eight

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