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making appropriations for objects authorized since the passage of, it was ordered to be read a third time, but was sui'sequently post the bill in the house, and to conform th provisions of the bill to poned to 'Tuesday, in order to let the Vuel toliau nebeu ou salaries increased, &c. One of the i nnents reported, was Monday receive the name jutend. d for her before the resolution making a f her appropriation of 70,644 durs sur ibe ce.'re takes efet. building of th capitul.
The bills to regulate the duties on certain wines, and to enforce The amendments were not gone thorough, when the bill was crrtain parts of the charter of the basis of the United States, Jaid uver until tomorrow; anıl the senate went into the considera- w're reall a second time and conduited to the commute Do tion of executive bitsing; after which, it anjoorned,
finance. February 23. Mr. Dasgeu, from the committee on foreign rs. The bill from the other house, to authorize the people of the lations, reported the hili u prot: ct the comme ce of the United Missouri, to forin a constitution.&c. was resumed; and, with the States from piracy, with sundry ainend nents, which were consi. various motions relative to it, gave rise to a long and animated der-d and agreed to by the senate, and the bill ordered to be dehatr. 1 engrossed for a third reading.
On the question to agree to a proposition to stike out the The bill in additiou to the act concerning tonnage and discrie restriction against the introduction or toleratic nat slavery w b&M minating duties; and the bill to continue in force for a further new stat, a division of the question was called for. Hudth ** tine the act for establishing trading houses with the ludian tribes lion was taken on striking tut the latter claust of sail restriemseyerally passed through committees of the whole, were amend- tions, as follows: "Anil Thit all children of clares, barn zei hit. ed, and ordered to be real a third time.
the sail store, ofter the admission there into the Unit, shall be The bill from the house of representatises authorizing the free but may be hel 'to scrvice until the age of twenty five years." transportation of the nails in segin horts, was read the third | And decided, Y-99-22-Nyys-16. tine, passed, and returned to the other house.
So it was agreed to strike out the cloise, The engrossed bill to repeal & part of the act concerning the Th qustion was then taken to strike out the first clause of post office department, passed in 1813; and the ingrossed said resiriction, in the worls following: “And prorided also, that bill respecting the transportation of persons of color for the further introductior, of slavery or involuntary servitude le pre. sale or to be held to lahor, were severally read the third time, hibited, crrept for the punishment of crimes, avhereof the party shak passed, and sent to the other house.
have been duly convicted:" und d cird-ye:.-2-mars-16. The seuate resumed the consideration of the bill making ap- So it was decided 10 arike out this clause als: when, before 1. propriations for the support of government for the current year, nally acting on the bill, the state adjourn d. together with the amendments reported by the committee of fi. March 1 The engrosa! jil to grant » donation of land for nonce thereto. The ninendment making a further appropriation the seat of government of Illinois; and thr ngrossed bill making for the centre building of the capirol, was disagreed to
provision for the civilization of the Indian tribes adjoining the One of the amendments reported by the committee was to frontier seulements, were severally read the third time, passed, make the sums herecutore advanced by the United States, and and sent to the uther house for concurrence, now appropriated for the Cumberland turnpike, reimbursable The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill to revive the uut of the found reserved fur laying out and making roads to the powers of the commission rs for ascertaining and deciding on land Yate of Ohin, Indiana and Illinois, by virtue of the several acts titles in the district of Detroit, &t Green Bay, and Prairie de for the adinission of said states into the Union;" in other wors, Chien in the territory of Michigar; and, having gone through the to make the reserved funds of Indiana and Illinois, responsible bill, the question was taken on or bring it to be eligrossed for a for these alcances, as well as that of the state of Ohio.
i third reading and divided in the affirmative. as followsThe question on concurring in this amendment, was decided 1 YEAS-M-ssrs. Barbour. Barvill, Crittenden, Daggeit, Dana, in the affirmative by yeas and nays, as follows:
Dickerson, Gaillard, Lacock, Morrow, Nohle, Roberts, Ruggies, YEAS-Messrs. Burrill. Daggeli, Eaton, Eppes, Gaillard, Sanford, Tait. Taylor. Thomas, Williains of Tenn Wilson.-18. Goldsborough, Horsey, Johnson, King, Lacock, Leake, Mellen, NAYS-Messrs. Eaton, Edwards, King, Leake, Macon, Storer. Morrill, Otis, Palmer, Roberts, Sanford, Tait, Tichenor, Van Dyke, 6. Williams of Miss. Wilson-22.
| The ganate then resumed the consideration of the bill from the NAYS.-Messrs. Barbour. Crittenden, Edwards, Fromentin, l other house, to establish a separate territorial government in toe Macon, Morrow, Noble, Ruggles, Stokus, Talbot, Taylor, Thomas Arkansaw country Williams of l'en.-13.
1 Mr Burrill moyed to recommit the bill, with instructions so to The remaining amendments were agreed to, and, with the bill, amend it, "that the further introduction of slavery or involunta ordered to be read a third time.
ry servitude within the said territory, except for olie punishment The joint resolution, directing the ascertainment of the 36th of crimes, be prohibited;" which motion was decided in the nedegree 30 minutes of north latitude, on the west bank of Tennes- gative, by the following vote see river, was taken up and ordered to be engrossed and was for the motion-Messrs Burrill. Daggett, Dana, Dickerson, subsequently read the third time, passed aud sent to the other King, Lacuek, Mellen, Noble, Roberts, Ruggles, Sanford, Storer, house.
The bill for the better organization of the treasury department, Against the motion-Messrs. Barbour, Crittenden, Eaton, Edpaesal through a committee of the whole, and was ordered to a wards, Eppes, Fromentin, Gaillard, Goldsborough, Johnson. third reading, and the senate adjourned.
Lake, Macon, Morrow, Stokes, Tait. Talbot, Taylor, Thomas February 24. Mr. Lacock, from the select committee appoint. Williams of Miss. Williams of 1.11.-19. ed on that subject, made a report on the transactions of the Semi. So the motion was negatived, and the bill was passed and re nole war, the conduct of the commending general, &c. accompa- turned to the house of repor-sentatives. nied by sundry documenti-all which were ordered to lie on the Six bills were r-ceived from the house of representatives, re. table, and five huodred alditional copies ordered to be printed, by i ceived the visual readings, and were severally referred. vote of 32 to 3.
Th- senate receded from their amendment to the general ap The general appropriation bill for 1819 was read the third time, propriation bill, which had been disagreed to by the house of reas amended, passed and returned to the house for concurrence in presentatives, and returned the bill, the ainendraent.
The bill authorising a state government in the Missouri terriThe engrosed bill in addition to the act concerning tonnage tory was taken up, and liaving been further aipended, was or. and discriminating datirs; the engrossid bill to continue in force dered to a third reading. for a further time the act to establish trading houses with the In Sundry bills heretofore received from the house and referred, dian tribes; the engrossed bill to protect the commerce of the U. were reported without amendment nited States; and the engrossed bill for the better organization of Mr. King, presented the memorial of the Chamber of Commerce the treasury department, we'resverally read the third time, pass of New York, representing the great evils which would arise from ed and sent to the house for concurrence.
a repeal of the charter of the bank of the United States. The president communicated a report from the secretary of the Tbe bill providing for the correction of errors in making en treasury exhibiting the emoluments of the collectors of the cus tries of land at the land offices; the hill relative to the pat. ) toms, which was read; and the senste resumed the consideration i office, and the salery of the superintendant, (which was filled up of executive business; niter which they adjourned.
i with 2000 dollars) and several private bills were taken up," and February 25. Agreeably tu notier giveir, Mr. Thomas, having having been considererl, were ordered to a third reading respec. obtained leave, introduced a bill granting a donation of land totively; and the senase adjourned. Illinois for a seat of government for sait state, which was read. March 2. "The joint resolution from the house, directing the
The bill explanatory of the act for the funt adjustment of land moet of naming the public vessels was agred to titles in Louisiana aid territory of Missouri; and the bill concern. The bill providing for a state government in the Missouri ter ing invalid pensioners, severally passed through corniittees ritory and the admission thereof into the union, was received from thwhois. wire amend-d, and ordered to a third reading,
the house of Representatives, with a message that the house diss. Th: bills which wore yesterday ordered to be engrossed for agreed to that Xiennent of the senale thereto, which streek shird reading, were read a third tige accordingly, passed and sent out the prodiitory clause concerning the toleration of slavery a 90 the other house for concurrence.
sidl state; wlorreupon. The bill authorizing the purchase of fire engines for the pro- On inition of Mr. Tail, the senate resolved to adhere to their section of the public buildings, and the bill supplementary to the saint groenement. act to prohibit the importatiuni of slaves, were severally considered the bill from the house of representatives, in addition to the 511 committee of the whole, a subsequently ordered to be reacts probiniting the slave trasie, was twice tail byenan mons crossed for a third reading, and the Senate adjournal,
consent and referred to the select committee appointed on this February 26. The buil granting a truet o lan to the state of subject. Illinois for the seat of government of the state; ! biil niaking Mr. Eaton, from the said committer, subsequently reported provision for th: civilization of certain Lorins; the bill to est the said Mit with an unendment; (proprising to sirih: out the oth blis'i aseparate territorial government in the territory of Missouri, section thereof, inserted in the other house', on motion of Mr. were consider dand ordered to a third reading.
Pindall, to make the offence ci smuiging slaves from Atrica pon. Thissor state bill was discussed, but not finally acted on. Iishable with death.].
Fcuruar 27. The resolution declaring the manner in which I The amendont was agreed to, and the hill was trad a third amt she vessels composing the navy of the United States shall be nan passed, and sent to the house of representatives lus concurrence til, was convidcred; and nu auscudweat baving been inade thereto,' in the intendment.
Tichenor. Wilso.1,-1aus, nuverts, Ruggles, Sanford, Sturer
ation of the treasury departmen,
Parsal through a committe
ed on that subjecuct of the commich were ordered
The bill from the other house,authorising the occupation of Flo, Mr. Walker. of Ky. made a short speech in defence of the con sida, was twice read and referred to the committee of foreign re- duet of gin. Jackson. iations; from which committee, subsequently
Mr. Harrison, of Ohio, followed, on the same side, and had spo Mr. Macon reported the saia bil), with some inend ments, which ken about an hour; wben, having given way for a motion to that were ordered to be engrossed and with the hill were read the wifect, the committee rose, reported progress, and obtained leave laird time, passed, and returned to the bouse for concurrence to sit again.
Mr. Wilson from the joint committee on that subject, reported A message, in writing, was received from the president of the a resolution directios the mode of exeenting the printing for cca. United States, communicating some information touchicg the cress, and providing for the chcrion of a printer for each house; Chickasaw treaty, which itsems was r-quested by the house when whicl was read three times by general consent, passed, and sent in private sessioi, of Thursday last to the other house.
The message having been read. the gallaries were cleared and The sepate then proceeded to the consideration of executive bu the doors closed, on motion of Mr. Smith, of' Md, and the bouse siness
remajn din private session until near tive o'clock; and then ad. Cy®The proceedings of the 3d of March, the last day of the ses journed.
Thursday, Feb. 4. The house met this morning (says the Na. sion, will appear by an examination of the list of acts.
tional Intelligencer.) under closed doors, and continued in prir Mssers, Gales to Seaton. ditors of the National Intelligencer, vate s-ssion until 4 oclock, who the doors were opened, and the have been appointed printers to both houses, under the act just injunction of secrecy laving been in part removed from the sepast relative to the publie printing.
crot proceedings, it appeared that the amendments proposed by the srirate to the rilitary appropriation bill, to carry into effect cer,
tajn stipulations of the late treaty with the Chickasaw Indians, had JOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
been the subjeet of the private deliberations of the hoase, which Friday, Jan. 29. The amendments of the senate to the bill lor resulted in coueurrenes with the senates amendments. We were the support of the navy, after bearing the report of the committee not able to procure for this niorning's paper, a more particular were agreed to by the house.
statement of the procedings, nor is it very important, the votes Mr Johnson, of Ky.submitted the following resolutions; which and part of the precedings being yet uudisclosed; but we shalt went read and ordered to lie on the table:
present, to-morrow, all that the house may deeln it proper to make 1. Resolved, that it is expedient to establish a military academy i publie. on the westeru waters, on the principle of the academy at We
Friday Feb. 5. Mr. Smith, laid before the house a letter ad Point
dresser to hini, as chairman of the committee of ways and meats, 2. Resolved, That it is expedient to establish a school of pra
transmitting statements of the gress amognt of doties upon mer tice for the artillery in the vicinity of the city of Washington.
chandise and tonnago, which accrued during the two first quarMr. Lowndes laid on the table ihe following proposition, as
ters of the enrrent fiscal year. amendment to the rules and orders of the house:
The Speaker, laid before the house the annual report of the It shall be the duty of the committre of ways and means, in
commissioners of the sinking lund. preparing bills of appropriations, not to include appropriations,
The Sneaker also laid before the house letter from Joseph for carrying into effect treaties n.ade by the United States, in al
Lancaster expressive of the gratitude with which he is pettraled bill containing appropriations intended for other objects; and
for the honor conf-rred on him in admitting him to a seat within where an appropriation bill shall be referred to that cousmittee
the hall of the house of representatives; which letter was read for thir consideration, contajuing appropriations for carrying a
and laid on the table. treaty into effect, and also appropriations for other objeets, it!
On the motion of Mr. Garnett, into the expediency of extending shall be the duty of the coinmittee to propose such amendments
the privilege of franking to agricultural societies which are or may as shail prevent appropriations for carrying a treaty into effect
be hereafter incorporated in any of the United States through from being included in the saine bill which contains appropriati-their needs
appropriate their presidents or secretaries, as may be most expedient, and of ops for other objects."
limiting the privilege to the correspoudence of such societies with The eagrossd bill to extend to Cadets disabled in the service
Cuets disnied tee service each other. the provisions of the act of the 24th of April, 1816, to inertase the
The resolution from the senate proposing an ameudment to the pensions of invalids in certain cases, was read the third time; and
and constitution of the United States was twice read and cummitted nabe question shall the bill pass."" it was decided 114 the nega. to committee of the wliol oli th state of the U' jon. tive-o the bill was rejected.
The engrossed bill providing ad litiunal penalties for false enThe house resa med, in committee of the whole, Mr. Bassett in
tries for the benefit of drawback, &e. was read the third time the chair, the consideration of the report of the military committee,
passed and sent to the senate for concurrence. &c. on the transactions of the Seminole war.
The Speaker laid before the house a report from the secretary of Mr. Hopkinson addressed the committee about two hours and
war, exhibiting * statement of the monjes transferred from one a half, in a speech of qualified approbation to thc conduct of specific appropriation to another, during the last recess of coll general Jackson,
greus, &c. Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, occupied the remainder of the
of the A message was received from the pr-sident of the United States, sitting in defence of general Jackson, and opposition to the re. by
to the re by Mr.J. J. Monroe, the same as that record yestrday by the port &e. but had not finished bis speech, when, he having given
aving given senate, on the subject of British applications for restitution of
nate way for that purpose, the cominittee rose, veported progress, and property, which was read and referred to the committee of the byuse adjourned.
elaims. Monday, Feb. 1. After receiving sundry reports on private The house then again resolved itself into a committre of the clajons
whole, Mr. Smith, of Md in the chair, on the subject of the SemiMr. Spencer submitted his resolutions respecting the bank of pole war. United Seats, an t the proceedings took place which have been Mr. Harrison concluded the speech which he commenced on already stated. See last volo page 431.
Thurday. After some other businesin
Mr. Baldwin, of Pa. followed in a decided speech of an hour, The house then again resolved into a committee of the whole on in defence of the conduct of gen. Jackson, and against the resothe subject of the Seminole war, Mr. Bassett, in the chair.
lutions. Mr. Hugh Nelson resumed the remarks which he coinmenced Mr. Reed. of Md. commened a speech in support of the report on Saturday and spoke about two bours jn opposition to the of the committee, and spok- a short time; when the cornmittee resolations of censure.
rose, reported progress, and the bonse adjourned. Mr. Tyler, of Virginia, next rose, and spoke about an hour in Saturday, Feb. 6.-Mr. Robert Moore offered for consideration, support of the resolntions.
1 the following resolution: Mr. Poindexter succeeded Mr. Tyler, taking the opposite side Resolved, That the committee on roads and canals he instructed of the question, and opposing in toto, the report of the military to enquire into the expediency of authorizing the secretary of the committee, and the amendments proposed thereto by Mr. Cobb. treasury to subscribe-glares in the stock of the road laid out Ile had not proceeded far in his argininent; when, at near 4 from Pittsburg, in the county of All-chany, to Waterford, in the o'clock, the cornmitte rose, reported prorrers, and obtained leave county of Erie, in the state of Pennsylvania. to sit again; and the house a'ljourned.
Mr. Moore stated that the legislature of Pennsylvania hed incor
porated companies to make the road stated, anul sine we:1 its imTuesday, Feb. 2. Mr. H. Nelson, from the judiciary committee
ee portance to the U. States as leading to our naval station ou lake to who had been referred the bill further to extend the judicial Erie. The motion was agreed to syst-un of the United States reported it without amendment.
The house then again resolved itself into a comunittre of the then again went into cuidmittee of the whole, Mr. whole, Mr. Bassett, in the chair, on the report of the mihtary com. Smith, of ad. in the chair, on the Seinigole war. Mr. Poindexter mittee on the subject of the Seminole war. Pesumed his speech agailist the report and resolutions of celistire, Mr. Reed, of Md. in a speech of two hours, concluded his oband spoke in support of his opinions, and in reply to gentlemen onservations in favor of the report. the other side of the questiou.
Mr. IPilliams, of Conn, followed, in a speech of au hour, ou the Mr. Fuller, of Mass. rose in support of the r--port and resolu. same side. Lions, but before he got tirough his remarks, the committee rose Mr. Desha delivered his sentiments, in decided opposition to the reported progress, &c..
report. Wednerday. Peb. 3. Mr. Smim, of Mil. from the committee of Mr. Clau then took the floor in defence of the grounti he had ways and means, reported a hill providing addicional penalties alreads oceupim; and had spoken but a short time, when, st for fulse entries for the benefit of drawback or bounty on expor late hour, a motion 10 atjaurn the debate was made, and carried tation,
by a snail majority; and The house then again resolved itself into a committee of the 'The house adjourned. whole, Mr. Smith. of M. in the chair, on the suojct of the Sel minole war.
• A SUPPLEMENTAL JOURSAL Mr. Fuller of Mass. occupied the floor nearly ewo hours in coir of such proceedings of the house of relresentatives of the United ension of the sperch which he yest riay cu Diicuc:d, in support Status, at the second session of the greenth congress, as during up the resolutions of censure.
the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, are
crolled for the establishin
wates for the year one thousind wicht
when on the adoptionary affairs: the United
that date, report pisident of the wee appointed on 1. The gu
respecting thich the injunction of secrery was afterwards taken . The speaker laid for the honge letter from the sceretary of off by order of the house.
the treasury, transmitting sundry documents containing the infor Thursday, January 28.-The house having under consideration Histion (as far as it can now be turinish- nquired by the r so the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill from this house lotion of the 16th ultimo, in relation to the twacts of lande reserve entidad act making appropriations for the military service uljen for the establishment of towns in the Alabama territory: wbieh the United States for br year one thousand eight hundred and was read and ord radi. On the table.
Ths Jeaker also luit before the house a letter from the secretary The second of the said amendments was then read as follows: of the treasury, transmitting information required by the resolu
Line 47-Strike out "thirteenthonsand dollars," and insertion of the 20th of April last, requiring binn to report what fur«Forty thousand two hundred and seventy-nine dollars, including the improvement it may be practicable to make in the tariff due twenty thousand dollars to defray an xpense incurred under the ties on imported goods, &c. by chargiug specific duties instead of Chickasaw treaty, lately concluded, and including, also, the fur. ad valorem duties. ther sum of sev thousand two hundred and seventy-nine dollars.
SEYIYOLE WAR. being the ggr gate amount of certain sums stipulated to be paid,
Thi-lionsanguin parolvell its finto a committee of the whole, within sixt days to certain individuals named in the abovemen. | Mr. B elt in the chair, on this subject. tioned treaty." Whereupon,
Mr. Clay resurned the floor, and concluded the reply which he On motion of Mr. Lowndes,
Conenco on Sturlay to gentlemen who had defended the Ordered, that the said ill and amendments do lie on the table.
transactions in question. In the course of his remarks, Mr. C. On motion of Mr. Storrs,
suggested to the mover of the anendatory resolutions (Mr. Cobb) Resolved. That the president of the Unicerl States be requested the or
the propriity of such a modification thereof as would, be boped, to lay before this house, if in his opinion th public interest Wh i le the conflicting 0.0ions of members and enable the house not be prejudiced thereby, the journal of the commissioners by to agree in is. whom the raty with the Chickass w tribe of Indians of the 1911 Mr. Floyd, of Virrinia, spoke a sort time ia defence of the con. day of October last, was made; and a copy of the said treaty; and duet oc k s whether the same bas been ratified or not.
Mr Errin, of South Carolina, followed on the same side, and' Ordered, that Mr. Storrs and Mr. H. Nelson, be a committee to spok near two hours against the report of the committee, &e. present the tor going resolution to the president.
| When he ha concluder, The doors were then opened.
The questions W49taken on the adoption of tb following resoWednesday, Feb. 3- Mr. Storrs, from the committee appointed on lurion, r porte by the committee on military affairs: the 28th ulti to present to the president of the Unit.d Stat s the "Resolvell, That the house of representatives of the United resolution of that date, reported that the committer had priorm- States lisapprove the procordings in the trial and exceution of ed the service del gated, and were informrd by the president that t i l r Apliecot and Robert C. A brister" the matter thereof would be promptly attended to.
Aud dreil din the natives 54, nors 90. The message of the president of the U. States, of this day, was Thr qurstion was then uut ou agreeing to the first resolution then read, as follows:
proposons Mr Coll. 4f.llows: To the house of representatives of the United States.
"Resolveil, That the committee on military affairs be instruct In compliance with the resolution of the house of representa ed to prepare nu r-port a bill to this house, prohibiting in tine sives of the 28th of last month, "requesting me to lay before it, tot pace, or in time of war, with any Indian tribe or trises only, in my opinion the publie interest will not be pirejudiced thereby the execution of any captive taken by the army of the U. States, the journal of the commissioners hy who'n the treaty with the without the approbation of such ex cution by ihe presidene." Chickasaw tribe of Indians of the loch day of October last, WNS And decided in the negativaves 57. nor's 98. Loadind a copy of the said treaty; and to communicate whether The question was next taken on the second resolution offered the same has been ratified." I transmit a report from the secretary ! by Mr Cobb, which ite molti d torrad as follows: of war, with the documents accompanying it, which contain all the "Resolveil. That the late s izure of the Spanish posts of Pensainformation required by the house of repres ntatives, by the afore-cola sd St. Carlos de Barrancar, in West Frida, by the army of said resolution.
JAMES MONROE. I the U.States, was contrary to the costitution of the U.States." February 21, 1810.
And decided in the negative als)- 1565, noes 91. The house then took up and resumed the consideration of the The ouestion was the amendments proposed by the senate to the bill, entitled "An act proposed by Mr. Cobb a. making appropriations r the military service of the United States "Resolverl, That the son cummittee he also instructed to pre. for the year 1819." and th first thor of was coucurred in, and the pare and report a bill prolibiting the march of the army of the question stated on concurring in the second.
Lot d States, or any corpus libreof, into any forrign territory Note The iniunction of secrecy as to the residue of the proceed without the previous authorization of contre-99, Xept it be in the ings of this day, and pait of those of the subsequent one, was net case of fresh poursuit of'n ffoar Filmy of the Uuited States, taken of
taking refuge within sheltor igni territory." Thursday Feh. 4-The question was then taken on concurring! And decid in the negativa s 42. in the second amendment proposed by the senate to the bill, ent. The committee of the whole then rose and reported their prntled "An act making appropriations for the military service of ceedings to the house, and the question bring stated on conrir the l'. States for the year 1819."
ring with the coin bitter of the whole in their disagrrerent to the And passed in the affirmative,
resolution reported by the military committer Ord red, that the clerk acquaint the senate therewith.
Mr. Poinde ster roved that the whole subject he indefinitely Mr. Bassett then moved that the injunction of seerrey as to so postponed. It was e ough that a dirret question had heen taken much of the foregoing proceedings as appear upon the journal of on the resolutions in the committee of the whol, And he wished secret proceedings, be taken ofl.
the housr to pronounce no opinion in a case which he believed to And ihr question being stated thereon,
he not within its jurisdiction. Mr. P. recapitulated briefly one or Mr. Mills moved o amend the said motion so as to remove the two arguments which he had used in the debatt; contending, that injuction of secrecy as to the whole proceedings.
the officers of the arıny were responsible to the executive aloite . And the question being taken thereon,
not to congress, and much less to one branch only of congrrisIt was determined in the Degative.
I the only power del gated to this house, singly, was to judg oft be Mr. Taylor then moved to amend the said motion, to make it election of its members. He wished to yvoid a course that he read, "That the injunction of secrecy as to so much of the forego considered so improper and which would operate as a priet dont ing proceedings as appear upon the journal of such scret pro in future; and therefore hoped the matter would be indefinitely ceedings, except that part thereof which relates to a proposition postponed, to amend thr second amenitnent of the senate to the bill under Mr. Lorondes offered a few remarks to shew that Vr. Poinder. qonsideration, and the proceedings on, and disp sition of such pro- tes was mistaken in the effect which he apprehended from a vote position, be taken ff." Deded in the aftir native.
on the resolution. Mr. L believed there was no authority vested Th·motion was then concurred in as amended.
in the house more inquestionable or real then that which entitled The doors wire then ord rel to be opened.
it to express anu opinion on the care now before it. It was strictly Monday, Feb 8 Mr. Smith, of Md. from the committee of ways within the powers of the house, as the agents of the people app and means. reported a bill in addition to, and alteration of an pojated to investigate all publie matters. He should vote for the act laying a duty on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled infinite postponement, but it was not because he believed the fish exported, &c. which was twice read and committed
house ineompelent to express its opinion of the matter in questions The following in 'ssgp received from the president of the Unit- and he wished that no such construction might be given the role. ed States on Saturday Jast, was read, and with the documents ac. After some conversation on the propriety of the ens propose companyiag it, referred to the cominitt-e of ways and incans. sed, Mr. Puin le rter said, as gentlemen appard disposed to vote! To the senate and house of representatives of the United Slates. In the resolution directly, he would withdraw his motion for post.
I transmit to congress, for their consideration, applications ponement. wbich have been received from the ininister resident of Prussia, Mra Spencer renewed the motion. He did not think this sul and from the senates of the free and Hanseatic citie's of Hamburg jent properly within the jurisdiction of the house, bor Was it one and Bremen, the object of which is that the advantages secured of those great occasions on which it ought totranscend its powers. by the act of congress of the 20th April last to the Ve$ ls and mer. It was not a proceeding which was to lead to imponient, 11or to chandize of the Netherlands, should be extended to those of Prus. any practical legislation, and he hurd the house would not pro. sia, Hinburg, and Breien). It will apprar trom these documents nounce an opinion in the case. If the inembers wish to express that the Vegsels of the United Stats, and the merchandize ladn their opinionis sindiiduals, said Mr. S. let us adjourn to Davis's in them, ar in the ports of those governments, rspectively, enti hotel.anid there, 28 lizenis, give our opinions, but not here, in tled to the sama advantages in respect to inports and duties as our kegislative capacity, pronounce a decision we are not compethose of the native subjects of the countries themselves. The tent-out of which no att of livisiation is to grow'. principle of reciprocity appears to entitle them to the return of Mr. Holmes thought the
o rt of the resolution might the same favor on th part of the United States; and I recommend operate as an indirect trasure on general Jackson. The subject it tu congress, that provisions to that effect may be made,
had been much chisellised the matter at issu: had been tlır cute
JAMES MONROE. duet orgen. Jacks, and it wasitue to hiin, and to memhts on February 6, 18-19.
both sides, that the question should be order and jairdy decided
Mr. Taylor suid he should vote against the postponement. He
Against concurring toith the committee. Messrs. wished to meet the resetion directly, and expressed his dissent dustin
Ogien from the doctrine advanced by his colleague, Mr. Spencer.) 1 Ball
J. S. Smith
Pitkin would agree to vote in the spirit of the proposition reported by Cook
Tucker Va. the military committee, rjeet the motion for postponement, and Crawford
Wiilcams, N.C. Sherwood Mr. Cobb opposed the postponeinent, and asked it as a favor of Edwards house to be allowed to record his vote on the resolution wbich he Fuller
Slocumb bad submitted in committee, for which there would be 110 Opor
Stewart N. C. tunity if this motion prevailed. Mr. C. then made some remarks Heuricks
Storrs on the opinion arivanced that it was not competent for the house Irving, N.r.
Colstou to express its opinion in this cast, which he controverted, and Johnson, Va.
Stuart Md. contended that it was a power unquestionably vested in the house, I Lewis
Terry and one which he hoped it would never resign.
Mason R. 1. cause it accorded with his opinion of the incompeteney of the W. Maclay
Williams Conn. house to act on the subj-ct. He bad thought, throughout the w. P. Maclay Merct'
Wilson, Mass. debate, that it was acting against the constitution of the country. T. M. Nelson
Gilbert When ver a proposition was pe'sented to him, which he approved. Pegram
Reed-62 he would give his opinion regardless of the frowns of any man; Pleasants
Jer. Nelson but it was strongly impressed on his mind that this course was [We have designated the political opinions of the gentlemen trenehipe on the constitution and laws of the country, which it wbo voted on this question for reference and record-republicans in would be a dereliction of duty to sanction. Whrnce did the it dic-federalists i.. roman, asid those considered as of doubtful house derive its power to proceed in this ex parte manner to pro party politics, dh signated by a . It is proper, however, to reosark
se derive its power to proceed in incon. Whruce did the italic-fedechis question for reference and out of the gentlemen nounce on the conduct of an officer? Congress could make rules! that we have always considered Messrs. Baldwin and Hiester as and regulations for the governsent of the army, but this was a republicans; Mr. Gilsert we know nothing of further than as he case not within the jurisdiction of the house, and an encroach: 18 reported to us, and Mr. Reed, (of Md.) is generally considered megl on the prerogatives of the executive. If general Juchson as a federalist in bis district. had acted improperly, he could be tried any time within two years The recapitulation shews that 100 republicans, 6 federalists. after the comission of the off-nce; bul, as the constitution had and 2 doubutul voted to aequit gen. Jackson; and that 29 r pub. not given to this house the power of trying bun, but had pointed licans, 31 federalists and 2 cloubutul voted to ensure bin.-Rug. out the mode, to that mode it was proper to leave bin. A vote The question was then taken on concurring witb the comof this house would have s powerful cit ! on a court of enquiry, mittee of the whole, in its disagreement to the second part of the if such a court were to be convened, and it would for that reason resolution, viz. "That this house disapproves of the trial and be improper to express an opinion, Mr. Quarles was averse to erccution of Robert C. Ambrister," and decided also in the affir interfering with the powers of other departments of the governmative, by yeas and nays, as follows: ment, and this was a case under the exclusive jurisdietion of the For concurring 107-3gainst concurring 63. executive, kc.
So the house concurred with the committee of the whole in Mr, Rhea was not now, after this case had been argued eighteentjecting the resolution of censure reported by the military com. days, for giving it the go by. The question ought now to be surt mittee. directly, and let the procedent bu fixed whether the house Wund! Mr. Cobb then moved the adoption of the second resolution of sustain tbe course proposed by the resolution. He hopd every lered by hip in the committee of the whole, as modified, in the fol. reruy, a
posed by the resolution
vote on it. | luwing word
to the late erizure of the pam. Mr. Paindesrer, with the view and with that view miune, of "Resolved, That the late srizure of the Spanish posts of Pene
..bu army obtaining a vote dir etly on con urrence with the con tuttes of sacola and St. Carlos de Barrancas, in West Florida, by the army the whole in their report. called for the previous question.
of the United States, was contrary to the Constitution of the Unit The house agreed to take the previous questios.-yes 95; anded States." the nuestion being propounded from the chair. sicall the nain) Mr. Mills moved to amend the resolution by substituting the fol question be now pur?"
lowing after the word "resolved." Mr. Sixencer, upon this qnestion, called for the year and nays, That this hoase disapproves of the capture and occupation of which were relused; and the house having agreed to take the inain Prisacula and the fortress of Barrancas by the army of the United question. (of concurring with the cornnittee of the whole in their States, and the establishment of a civil government there without disagrement to the resolution rt ported by the military conthanthority of congress. mittee.)
(This moditication was accepted by Mr. Cobb, but, subsequently Mr. Harrison called for a division of the question-concerning after the objections which were made to it, he declined receiving it the cases of Arbuthnot and Ambrister to be very distinct, and as his motion.) marked by circumstances so ditferent, as to permit the approval of Mr. Puindea ter objected to the shape in which the amendment, Onse and consure of the other.
of Mr. Mills placed the motion, because it brought up a point The question was then taken on concurring with the committee for decision which had not been discussed, on which the house of the whole in their disagreement to the first branch of the tou had made no enquiry, and had no information. He did not know lution; viz. "That the house disapproves of the trial and execu- the nature of the civil government established at Pensacola, or tion of Alexander Arbuthnet," and decided in the affirmative, by any thing about it, and was unwilling thus called on instanter yeas and mays, as follows:
to give a Yute on it, and if the proposition were insisted on, he For concurring.-Messrs.
should feel it big duty to call for information on the subject. Abbot Hostetier Sampson
Mr. P. presumed it was absolutely necessary to establish a governAnderson, Pa. Hubbard
ment of some kind there to enforce the revenue laws, and prevent Anderson, Kg. Hunter
sinuggiing, and other illicit practices; and he stated a case in Barbour, Va. Johnsou, ky Srudder
which the clandestine introduction of a cargo of slaves into the Barber, Ohio Jones Settle
U. States was prevented by the pothority placed there by general
Jackson, and other cases, &c. Withdrawn).
Mr Barbour renewed a motion for indefinite postponement that
had been withdrawn, and gave his reasons The bouse had already Blount
signified its sense of the subject; the act in question, though not Boden Little S. Smith
strictly defensible, was nut such an one as he was ready to Bryan Liverinore Bni. Smith
pronounce a vote of ceasure on, and it would be avoided by the Burrell M'Leun III.
Alexander Smyth postponement. &c.
After some further conversation on the propriety of the differ.
ent propositions, the question was taken on the motion for indefiClagett Marr Struther
uite postponement, aud decided in the negative, by yeas and nays,
yeas 83, tay: 87.
The question was then taken on the resolution proposed by
Mr. Cobb. and decided in the negative as follows:
7. M. Nelsona
Irving, of N. Y. Pindall
Johnson, of Va. Pitkin
W. P. Maclay Ruggles
Mason, of R. 1. Schuyler
100 of thao, the whole proceeder will
The engrossed bill to amend the act supplementary to the act to
authorise the state of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles Speed Terry
Williams, of Conn. to certain landa, was read the third time, passed, and sent to the Sencer . . Trimble
Williams, X. C. senate for concurrence. Sterpart, of N. C. Tucker, of Va. 11 ilsun, of Vass.
The house then rolved itself into a committee of the whole, Storrs Tyler
Wilson, of Pa.-70. Mr. Busselt in the chair, on the bill making appropriations for Strong
the support of guvern inent for the year 1819. NAYS-Messrs.
The committee occupied some time in going through the pro Anderson, of Ky. Holmes
visions of this bill.
Amongst the notions made in the course of the proceding, the Barbour, of Va. Hubbard
appropriation of fly thousand dollars for defraying the expanBarber. of Onio Hunter
ses of intercourse with foreign nations, was obj cted to by Mr. Bassett Johnson of Ky. Rhea
Johnson, of Va. who moved to substitute twenty thousand for that
The notion was negatived, and the committee proceeded with Blount, of Lou. Kirtland
the remunining provisions of the bill, the whole of which were Boden Lawyer Rogers
agreed to, with the exception of th appropriation for the Curuber Bryan Linn Sumpson
land road, which was passed by for the present, to afford an op
portunity for further consideration.
The cornrnitter having risen and reported progress,
The thouse adjourned.
Weilnesday, Feb. 10. The speaker iaid before the house a letter
froin the comptroller of the treasury, transuitting a report freun Cruger Marthand Shaw
the fourth auditor, of the balances on his books; which by. e been Davidson Marr S. Sinith
du more than three years prior tu the 30tb of September last. Desha Mason, of Mass. Bril. Sinith
The Speaker also laid before the house a letter fron the scre brake Merrill Aler Smyth
tary of the treasury, transmitting statements of importations in Ervin, of S.C. Midleton
Alberican and for 'igo vessels; and ani aggregate view of both for
the year ending 30th September, 1817.
These communications were read and ordered to lie on the to
Several bills from the senate were read and referred, &c.
The louse resolved itself into a co nmittee of the whole, Mr. Hall, of Del. New Upham
Bassett in the chair, ou th general appropriation bill for 1819. Koll, of N.C. Newton Walker, of . C.
The appropriation contained in the bill, of 250,000 dollars for Hasbrouck Ogle Inlker, of Ky.
the payrornt of monies due and becoming due on existing contracts Hendricks Orr Wallace
for completing the roud trora Cumberland, in Marytal, to the Herkimer Owen Wendover
state et Onio, with the amendenent of Mr. Clay to add an approNerrick Palmer Whiteside
priation of 285.000 dollars for the coil pietion of said road gave Hiester Parrote Witkin
rise to much debute. litchcock Patterson
Williams, of n.7. Mr. Smith, of Mt. Mr. Clay, Mr. Pindall, Mr. Beecher, Mr. Pit
100.kin, spok, in favor of the appropriation, Mr. Johnson, of Vm. against And the house adjourned,
muy approprintion for this object, MrBaldwin against the latter (The following is given as a list of the sperches for and against appropriation, and Mr. Tallmadge against the appropriativn, op the r solutions, with the length of time at they addressed the the ground of inputed misapplication of the money. bouse
Mr. Johnson, of Virginia moved to strike out of the bill the Decidedly in purvor of the resolutions.
elause appropriating 250.000 dollars for present contracts; which Mr. Cobb, 1 boor 25 minutes; J. M, Nelson, 15 m, Johnson, of motion was negativell. VA. 1 h. I m, Clay, 1st and 2d spreches, 4 h. 11 rú. Storrs, 1 h. 50 m. Mr. Clay moved to insert an additioval appropriation of 285,009 Mercer, I h. 57 m. Colston, 40 m. Tyler, 48 m. Fuller, 2 11. 6m. dollars for the completion of the road; which was agreed to by the Reed, 2b. 34 m. Williains, C. Th. 13. m.
following votr: Partially in favor of the resolutions.
For the additional appropriation
66 Mr. Hopkinson, 2 h. šs m. Lowndes, 1 b.4 m. Harrison, 2 b. 33 m.] Against it Decidedly against the resolutions.
The committee then proceeded to the consideration of the bul Mr. Holmes, 2 h. 15 m. Johnson, of Kentucky, 2 h. 26 m. Smyth, from the senate, referred to the same committee, to increase the of Va. 3 h. 39 m. Jones, 45 m. Tallmadge, 2 h. 1. m. Barbour salaries of crrtain otticers of the government (to give the beads of of V. 2 h. 13 m. Sawyer, 22 m. Strother, 2 h. 28 m. Walker, N. c.'| departments salaris vf 6000 dollars each, the postmaster_general 28 m. Rhea, 2 h. 24 m, H. Nelson, 2 h. 17 m. Poindexter. 3 h. 38 m.) 4,000, and the attorney general 3,500 dollors.) Walker, of Ky, 26 m. Balwin, 1 h. 50 m. Desba, 54 m. Floyd, 20 m.Mi. Hopkinson moyed to amend this bil so as to give to the Ervin, of s. C. ib. 40 m,
chief justice of the United States 5000 dollars per annum aud tu
the circuit judges 4,500 dollars per annum. OPSpeaking of tbe debates on the Seminole war, the National
After debate, this inotion was agreed to, 69 to 57. intelligencer says
We have already had occasion to notice the difficulty, from the I Mr. Whitman moved an amendinent to increase the salaries of nice shades of difference in opinion on the subject, ot stating in the two assistant postipasters general from 1,800 to 2, 900 dulian a condensed forin, the views of the gentlemen who expressed their per annom; which was negalived. sentiments on the questions growing out of the Seminole war. 1 Mr Rich moved to reduce the proposed salaries of the heads It is for this reason that it has beco:ne necessary to state, more of departments liom 6000 to 5,500, whicla notion was negatived by distinetly, what fell from Mr. Harrison, of Ohio, on the last day of
on, of Ohio, on the last day of a consi verable majority. the debate. The trial, seotence, and execution of Arbuthnot wore When the cornmittee was about to risehe said, io his opinion, perfectly currect; and, although he would
Mr. Clay rose and said, that it had been his settled intention to not agree to censure any one concerded, when their motives
renrw, pnding this bill, the propositiou which he had the honor were as pure as he was certain they were on this occasion, especi.
Juf su bantuing at the last session, having for its objeet the recoger ally when he had no doubt but both men deserved death-yet, bet
be jou of the independence of the United Province's of S. America. ing called upon to say whether the execntion of Ainbrister was
He was restrained from executing that intention by two consider right or wrong, as he differed in opinion :rom general Jackson
ations; one was his personal indisposition, but another and more as to his powers over the court, he was obliged to say that it was
important one was, the small portion of the session yet rensin wrong. It was an honest difference of opinion, he said, and was
ing to transaet the public business. Whilst he was up, he would not intended to convey any censure upon that officer,
wy, that so far from his opinions, expressed on the former occa Tuesday, Fch, 9. On notion of Mr. H. Nelson, it was
sion, having andurgone any change, they had been strengthened Resolved, That the cornmittee on the judiciary be instructed to and confirmed by all the occurrences which had subsequently takingaire into the expediency of providing by law for vesting in the len plac'. He had been anxious, if time had permitted to exatajne president of the United States a power to demand from the exe. what appearrd to him very exceptionable reasons assigned, for icutives of the several states fugitives, who, having committed declining to recognize our Sister Republic, in a paper entitled to of incrs against society within th: District of Cola ubia, or other the most protomia respect, the message of the president at the Oterritt., subject to the jurisdietion of the United States, may pening of the congress. He was desirous also of noticing the have sought ao asylum in any of the states of this union; as, also, still more exeptionable grounds taken in a paper recently transpower and authority to comply with the demand made by any of mitted to the bous from the department of state) it ought to be the executives of the United States for the delivery of fugitives I laid upon our table; why it was uot he did not know-he hoped who, having committed offences against the laws of such states, lour worthy clerk would in his future contract for the publie may bave sought an asylum in the Distriet of Columbia, or in any priuig guard agajust the day to which we have been so often ather territory over which the jurisdiction of the United States Isu'icetc.) Froin that paper it appeared that even a consul may extend.
leonld not be received from the southero republie; because they On motion of Mr. Williams, of N. C. the bouse then took up grant of an exequator implied recognition! We receive ber flagi and proceeded to consider the resolution subruitted by him on, we admit hr cum-rce, and yet refuse the consular protection the 10th December, 1818, instructing the eo nmittee on military at: wbich that flag and commire ne cessarily drew with theen! Bitt, Lairs to inquire into the expediency vf reducing the army. The to snomit his proposition, would be to uccasion, perhaps, a prosaid resolution being read, was agree! Io.
tracted debate. And, considering the few days yrt left us, the [Here some proceedings, on a inotion of Mr. Johnson, of Va, re: pressing and urgent, though not more important, business yet to specting the bank of the U. States, touk place, zvhich have alrcady I be done, h.slioul hold brinselt' excusal to 11 house and to the been inscrted-sce last volume, prige 463.]
con otry, after having himself so materially contributed to the corr A numaiver of bills passed through different stages.
sumption of time in debate, if he were even the unintentious