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DE BATES IN CON GR E S S,
COMPR1s.ING THE LEADING DEBATE's AND INCIDENTs
OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS:
TUEsday, December 7.
A message was received from the House of Representatives, informing the Senate that a quorum of that House had assembled, and were ready to proceed to business.
The usual standing committees of the Senate were then appointed.
A communication having been received from the House of Representatives, announcing the adoption by that House of a resolution for the appointment of a committee, on their part, to wait on the President of the United States, in conjunction with a committee on the part of the Senate, and to inform him that both Houses had organized, and were ready to receive any communication that he might be pleased to make to them, the Senate concurred in the resolution, and appointed a committee on their part.
Mr. GRUNDY, from the joint committee, subsequently reported that they had performed that duty, and had received for answer from the President, .# would, this day, at half past one o'clock, make a communication, in writing, to both Houses of Congress.
In a few minutes the annual message was received from the President, by A. J. DoNElson, his private Secretary. Five thousand copies of the message, and fifteen hundred copies of the accompanying documents, were ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate. [For the message, see Appendix.]
The bill authorizing a subscription to the Louisville and Portland canal, returned by the President with objections to it, was laid on the table.
of the Senate.
WEDNEs DAY, DEcEMBER 8. The several subjects comprised in the message of the President of the United States were this day referred to the appropriate committees. No other business was transacted.
THURSDAY, DEcEMBER 9. THE CURRENCY. On motion of Mr. SANFORD, of New York, it was Resolved, That a select committee be appointed to consider the state of the current coins, and to report such amendments of the existing laws concerning coins as may be deemed expedient.
HONORS TO THE DEAD.
Mr. E.I.LIS said, that, in consequence of the lamented death of his late colleague, the Honorable Rob ERT H. ADAMs, he rose to present a resolution to the consideration The deceased was a native of Rockbridge county, Virginia. After completing the course of his education in Washington college, he studied law, and at an early period emigrated to Knoxville, in Tennessee, where he pursued his profession with unremitting zeal and great success. To a mind at once clear and comprehensive, it appeared perceptible that his prospects would be more flattering in the lower country, and he removed to Natchez, Mississippi, in 1819. There, in the midst of a numerous and talented bar, without fortune or family influence, by the force of high intellectual endowments and pleasing manners, he rapidly rose to the highest honors of his profession. Surrounded, as he was, by an intelligent and extensive acquaintance, he was not long permitted to enjoy the enviable distinction arising from professional merit alone. In January last, he was called by the Legislature of his adopted State to a seat in the councils of the nation. Here he was too well known to require eulogy. Mr. E. would only say, that the death of so young a man, distinguished as he was, must be a loss to the nation. It was publicly, deeply, and universally deplored in the State which he had the honor in part to represent. He, therefore, moved the following resolution; which was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, unanimously, That the members of the Senate, from a desire of showing every mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Robert H. AdAMs, deceased,