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tion introduced to distribute a portion of the
surplus, 517; debate thereon, and resolution
agreed to, 518, 519.

Fuel, for the relief of the poor of Georgetown, resolu-
tion introduced to distribute thirty cords of, 558;
agreed to, 560. -

Galatea, resolution calling on the President for informa-
tion in relation to the capture of the ship, by a
Portuguese squadron, taken up, and adopted,543.
Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates, motion to sus-
pend rule for resolution authorizing renewal of
subscription to, 850. -
Georgetown, D. C. letter from the mayor of, soliciting a
donation of wood for the use of the poor of,
presented, 558.
Gorham, Mr. leave of absence granted to, 550.
Gurley, Rev. Mr. elected chaplain, 357.

Hall of the House, use of granted to a member of the
Society of Friends, and to the Colonization So-
ciety, 519.

Illinois and Michigan Canal, bill authorizing a change in
the disposal of land granted for the, taken up,
404; debate thereon, 405 to 408; again taken
up, and amended, 411 to 416; bill rejected, 417;
motion to reconsider agreed to, 417, 418; again
taken up, and reconsideration negatived, 544,
545.
Illinois, bill for the sale of lands reserved for salt springs
in, introduced, and ordered to a third reading,
568; passed, 618.
Impeachment, (see Peck, James II.)
Importers of foreign goods, bill for the relief of certain,
taken up, third read, and passed, 775, 776.
Indians, memorial of citizens of Southampton, Massachu-
setts, praying the repeal of the law providing an
exchange of lands with, presented, 618; debate
on its reference, 682 to 717, 759 to 775; laid on
the table, 821.
Indian affairs, annual report of superintendent of, (see
.dppendia, 32.)
Insolvent debtors, bill for the relief of, taken up, 678,
778; ordered to a third reading, 781.
Internal improvements, report on, 678, (see ..?ppendix,
35,) (see .ippropriations.)
Iron, memorial of citizens of Philadelphia, praying a mo-
dification of the duties on, presented and refer-
red, 535; motion to reconsider the reference,
debate thereon, and motion withdrawn, 535 to
537, (see .4/spendia, 99.)

Judiciary act, report of committee, on repealing the 25th
section of the, 532; report of the minority
against the measure received, 535; leave refused
for motion to print six thousand copies of 544,
620, 658 to 670, 725, 730 to 740, 783; agreed
to, 790.
bill to repeal, first read, debate thcreon, 532 to
535; again taken up, and rejected, 541, 542.
judges .# the supreme and inferior courts to hold
their offices for a term of years, 540, (see Con-
stitution.)
Judiciary, resolution introduced to punish contempts of
the 560; modified and agreed to, 561
Judiciary act, report on repealing the 25th section of the,
(see Appendia, 77.)
counter report, ditto, 86.

Land offices, bill reported to authorize the President to
change the location of 455.

Lands between Ludlow and Roberts' lines, bill to amend
the act to quiet the titles of purchasers of, taken
up, 539; ordered to a third reading, 541.

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Land office in the Territory of Michigan, bill to establish
a, taken up, 670; amended and passed, 671.
Land purchasers, bill supplementary for the relief of, ta-
ken up, and ordered to be engrossed, 776.
Lands, bill from the Senate, supplementary to the act
granting pre-emption to settlers on the public,
laid on the table, 848.
bill from the Senate, supplementary to the several
laws for the sale of the public, laid on the table,
848.
Lands to officers of the late war, report upon making a
grant of, (see .dppendix, 115.)
Laws passed at second session of twenty-first Congress,
(see .4ppendix.)
List of members of the twenty-first Congress, (see .3p-
pendia, 1.)
Live oak plantations in Florida, resolution introduced in
relation to, 360; amended and agreed to, 361,
362.
Live oak timber in Florida, report on, 793.
bill introduced to punish the offence of cutting or
destroying, 793; ordered to a third reading, 794.
Lovely, Percis, amendments of the Senate to the bill for
the relief of, concurred in, 849.

Manufactures, motion to print reports Committee on, and
debate thereon, 384, 385; amendments proposed
and negatived, 386, 387; resolution and amend-
ments referred to Committee on the Library, 390.
report of Committee on, 485, (see .ippendix, 162.)
counter report upon, (see .jppendix, 68.)
Meade, Richard W. bill providing for the claim of, taken
up, 759.

Mileage of members, resolution introduced for adopting

some uniform mode of computing, 390; agreed
to, 391; joint resolution reported, and motion to
recommit with instructions, 466; proposition to
amend, and debate thereon, 467, 486, 507;
amendment adopted, 510; resolution recommit-
ted, 522; bill reported, 527; motion to amend,
and debate thereon, 527 to 529; third read, and
passed, 530, (see .dppendia, 120.)
Military Academy, resolution adopted calling upon the
Secretary of War for information in relation to
the number of cadets at the, and to report a
plan and organization for, 454.
Militia of the District of Columbia, bill for the better or-
ganization of the, reported, and twice read, 535.
Missouri, amendatory bill to authorize the State of to sell
- lands reserved for salt springs, &c. taken up, and
postponed, 615.
Monroe, James, bill to adjust the claim of, taken up, 391,
426 to 449, 510; enacting clause struck out in
Committee of the Whole, 517; again taken up,
debate thereon, House refused to strike out the
enacting clause, 545 to 550; further amendments
proposed, and debate thereon, 561 to 568, 569
to 571; ordered to a third reading, 574; passed,
614.
Mulberry, thanks of the House to Count Fontaniellere for
a treatise on the art of cultivating the, 840,

Navy yards, resolution in relation to the expense of build-
ing and equipping ships in, introduced, 381.
Navy, report of the Secretary of, at the opening of Con-
gress, (see .4ppendia, 17.)
report on increasing the pay of captains in the,
(see .dppendia, 113.)
Noble, Mr. death of announced, and honors to his memo-
ry, 820.
North Carolina, resolution introduced to inquire into the
expediency of establishing an assay office in the
gold regions of, 403; adopted, 404.
extra copies of committee's report ordered to be
printed, 775.

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Oak Orchard creek, petition presented in relation to the
improvement of 359.

Officers and cadets, resolution introduced for reducing
supernumerary, 522; debate thereon, 522 to
527; resolution agreed to, 530.

Officers of the army, furloughs, &c. resolution calling for
information in relation to, taken up and agreed
to, 543.

Ohio river, report on the improvement of the, 783.

Order, points of, decided, 372, 393, 404, 409, 417, 455,
475, 485, 509, 510, 518, 520, 521, 522, 532,
533, 535, 574, 610, 616, 640, 679, 682, 683,
717, 726, 730, 731, 756, 833, 834, 838, 839, 848.

Ordnance Department, annual report from, (see .dppen-
dia, 31.)

Palfrey, Rev. Mr. nominated for chaplain, 356. -
Pay of members, resolution to reduce the, introduced,
382; consideration of refused, 383.
resolution of inquiry introduced to limit the to
the number of days in actual attendance, 408;
adopted, 410; joint resolution reported, 449;
third read, and motion to recommit with in-
structions, 531, 537; main question put, and
resolution passed, 538.
Faymaster General, annual report of, (see .jppendir, 31.)
Peck, James H. report of managers to conduct impeach-
ment against, 354; replication, answer, and plea
of, 355; message from the Senate notifying their
readiness to proceed in the trial of 356; reply
to, adopted, 356; debate on the question of at-
tending the trial of, in a body, 357; House re-
pair in procession to the Senate chamber, to
attend the trial of, 377, 379; the House decides
to leave the conducting of the impeachment of
to the managers, 380; resolution to attend the
trial in a body, adopted, 382; motion to recon-
sider resolution, 383; laid on the table, 384;
House attend the trial of, 383, 384, 386, 389;
resolution to attend the trial in a body recon-
sidered, 392,393; resolution amended and adopt-
ed, 399, 400; resolution proposed to attend the
trial during the argument of counsel, agreed to,
517; IIouse in Committee of the Whole attend
the trial of 519, 522, 527, 530, 531, 532, 537,
339, 541, 543; committee reported that the
Senate had refused to sustain the impeachment,
and that the court had adjourned sine die, 544.
Peck, Judge, bill providing for the compensation of wit-
nesses and other expenses on the trial of, taken
up, 540; ordered to a third reading, 541; report
on memorial of witnesses on the trial of 615.
Pension Office, annual report from, (see .4ppendic, 34.)
Post, Rev. Mr. nominated for chaplain, 356.
Post routes, bill to establish and discontinue, taken up,
364; amendment proposed, and debate thereon,
365 to 377; again taken up, and ordered to lie
on the table, 380.
Postmaster General, resolution calling for information
from, of the causes of irregularity of the mails,
adopted, 530.
President of the United States, annual message of, com-
municated, 349, (see .ippendir, 2.)
transmits treaty between United States and Den-
mark, 356. - -
message from, in relation to the completion of the
fifth census, 364.
message from, transmitting correspondence be-
tween the United States and Denmark, 397, (see
.dppendir, 159.)
message from, transmitting papers relating to the
arrangement with Great Britain respecting the
colonial trade, 397. (see .dppendia, 166.)
message from, in relation to a present of Arabian
horses to the chargé at Constantinople, 782.

President of the United States, message from, communi-
cating a treaty with Austria, 850.
President and Vice President, amendment of the consti-
tution in relation to the election of, introduced,
379; proposition to amend, 408.
Public lands, bill to repeal, in part, the act to provide for
paying to the States of Missouri, Mississippi, and
Alabama, three per cent. of the nett proceeds
of, taken up and passed, 464.
bill for the relief of purchasers of, taken up, and
motion to strike out the second section, 719 to
725.
Public documents, (see Congressional Documents.)

Quartermaster General, report of, (see .jppendia, 29.)

Revenue, report on the distribution of the surplus, 539,
(see .dppendia, 865) motion to print six thousand
copies of, taken up, and debate thereon, 550 to
558, 569, 619; agreed to, 620.

Revolutionary pensions, resolution introduced to set apart
a day for the consideration of bills and reports in
relation to, amended, and adopted, 717.

Revolutionary officers and soldiers, bill for the relief of,
taken up, 725; debate thereon, and bill ordered
to a third reading, 726 to 730; passed, 740, 745.

Rhind, Charles, letter of, in relation to a present of Ara-
bian horses, 782.

Rule of the House, resolution to amend the, which limits
the discussion of resolutions to one hour, taken
up, 543; referred to select committee, with in-
structions to amend the rules generally, 550; re-
port of committee upon, 844; motion to suspend
rule for the remainder of the session, negatived,
849. -

motion to suspend the 17th joint, 848; agreed to,

849.

Salt, bill to repeal the act reducing the duty on, intro-
duced, and motion to reject, 571; motion with-
drawn, and proposition to lay the bill on the ta-
ble, 574; amendment proposed, 608; motion to
postpone, 611; again taken up, 615; laid on the
table, 616.
motion to print report of committee on restoring
the duty on, agreed to, 619, (see Appendix, 120.)
bill from the Senate, supplementary to the act to re-
duce the duty on, taken up, 847; laid on the ta-
ble, 848.
Silk, reportin relation to the culture of,(see Appendia,95.)
Silk manufacture, (see Duponceau, Peter S.)
Slave trade, motion to suspend rule of the House, to in-
troduce resolution in relation to, negatived, 725;
again moved, and agreed to, 850.
resolution requesting the President of the United
States to prosecute negotiations with maritime
Powers of Europe and America, for the effec-
tual abolition of the, introduced and agreed to,
850.
Smith, William, bill for the relief of, third read, and pass-
ed, 614.
Southampton, Massachusetts, memorial of citizens of,
presented, 618, (see Indians.)
Speaker, motion to present the thanks of the House to the,
849

Speaker's address on adjourning the House sine die, 851.
Sugar, resolution introduced to repeal the duties on, 355;
consideration of refused, 355.
resolution introduced to reduce the duties on, 455;
question of consideration decided in the affirma-
tive, 456; debate thereon, 456 to 464, 465, 466,
485, 486, 542, 794 to 815, 828, 844.
Sunday mails, memorial for discontinuing, presented, 358,

Tariff, resolution to reduce, introduced, and considera-
tion refused, 359, 449,

Tennessee land titles, motion to reconsider bill of last
session, authorizing the State of to perfect, ne-
gatived, 383, 391, 418. -

Thomas, Rev. Mr. nominated for chaplain, 356.

Treasury, annual report of Secretary of, (see Appendia,
42.

report of the Solicitor of, in relation to accounts

in suit, (see Appendix, 59.) -

Vessels in distress, bill for the relief of, read and refer-
red, 519; motion to take up, 527, 529.

Virginia line, resolution introduced to amend the actoass-
ed at the last session in relation to, 411; bill ex-
planatory, reported and postponed, 615.

War, report of the Secretary of, at the opening of Con-
gress, (see .jppendix, ...}
letter from the Secretary of, in relation to the re-
duction of officers in the army, (see Appendia,
56.
leton relation to the Topographical Engineers,
(see Jippendia, 58.)
Webb, Joseph H. bill for the relief of, taken up and re-
jected, 618.
West Point Academy, annual report of Board of Visiters
to, (see Appendix, 47.)
worthington, Thomas, bill for the relief of the heirs of,
taken up, and read the third time, 848; its pas-
sage negatived, 850.

Yeas and Nays, on considering resolution to reduce the
duties on sugar, 355, 449.
on the reference of that part of the President's
message relating to the Bank of the United
States, 354.
on considering resolution to reduce the tariff, 359.
on laying on the table resolution to appoint a select
committee on education, 364.
on resolution for adopting uniform mode of com-
puting mileage of members, 391, 510.
on resolution respecting pay of members, 410.

Yeas and Nays, on engrossing Illinois and Michigan Canal

bill, 416.

on considering resolution to reduce the duties on
sugar, 456.

on passing resolution to distribute wood for the use
of the poor, 519.

on passing mileage bill, 530.

on pons resolution relative to pay of members,
538.

on considering resolution to amend the constitution
respecting the tenure of office of the judges of
the supreme and inferior courts, 540.

on o to repeal 25th section of the judiciary act,
542.

on amending bill for the relief of James Monroe, 567.

on third reading same, 574.

on passing same, 614.

on laying on the table the bill to continue the du-
ties on salt, 616.

on putting main question on general appropriation

bill, 677. "
on engrossing bill to compensate Susan Decatur,
681, 718.

on considering memorial of citizens of Southamp-
ton, Massachusetts, in relation to the Indians,
684.

on engrossing bill for the relief of revolutionary
officers and soldiers, 730.

on third reading internal improvement bill, 755.

on passing same, 759.

on third reading bill selecting a site for a Western
armory, 778.

on striking out appropriation for surveys in internal
improvement bill, 789.

on poing bill to reprint Congressional documents,
820.

onio. amendments to general appropriation

ill, 839.

on adopting resolution in relation to the abolition
of the African slave trade by the maritime Pow-
ers of Europe and America, 850.

INDEX TO THE NAMES OF THE SPEAKERS

IN THE DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED.

Alexander, Mr. on reducing duty on sugar, 465.
salary to minister to Russia, 626.
Angel, Mr. on the claim of James Monroe, 562.
Anderson, Mr. on reducing duty on pickled fish, 425.
internal improvements, 787.
Archer, Mr. on the absence of the Speaker from his seat,
347.
printing tariff reports, 388.
minister to Russia, 487, 641, 671.
repeal of 25th section judiciary act, 534.
Beaumarchais's claim, 759.
R. W. Meade’s claim, 759.
internal improvements, 787, 788.
Turkish mission, 837.

Bailey, Mr. on fifth census, 399.
mileage of members, 509.
Barbour, Mr. J. S. on appropriation for minister to Rus-
sia, 496.
duties on iron, 537.
Barringer, Mr. on reducing the duty on bar iron, 359.
pay of members, 410.
Illinois canal, 413.
compensating Susan Decatur, 680, 681, 718,

Barringer, Mr. on printing judiciary reports, 725,730.
relief to revolutionary soldiers, 726, 729.
harbor appropriations, 755, 756, 758.
Mr. on bill relief Bernard Kelly, 396.
relief J. H. Webb, 618.
salary of minister to Russia, 656, 678.
on a question of order, 684.
relief revolutionary officers and soldiers, 726,729.
military appropriations, 745.
appropriations for Indian treaties, 790.
appropriations for Indian Department, 822.
Baylor, Mr. on relief purchasers public lands, 725.
Bell, Mr. on bill to establish post routes, 367.
fifth census, 398.
Illinois canal, 4 2, 545.
on a question of order, 683.
memorial. Southampton, Massachusetts, praying
protection for the Indians, 774.
appropriation for Choctaw treaty, 845.
Blair, Mr. of S. C. on bill relief Bernard Kelly, 394.
assay office at the South, 403.
donation of wood for the poor, 559.
the salt duty, 611, 616.
salary of minister to Russia, 641.

Bates,

Blair, Mr. of Tennessee, on harbor appropriations, 757.
Western armory, 776.
Boon, Mr. on appropriations for harbors and surveys,
793.

Cambreleng, Mr. on referring the various subjects in the

President’s message, 353.

printing tariff reports, 385, 387.

mileage of members, 390.

claim of James Monroe, 392.

Baltimore and Washington Railroad, 421.

reducing the duties on sugar, 486.

minister to Russia, 501, 621.

relief vessels, 519, 527, 529.

on a point of order, 520.

duties on iron, 537.

books for use of members, 617.

inland ports of entry, 747.

commerce on the lakes, 775.

appropriations for Indian treaties, 821.

trade to Danish islands, 846.

Campbell, Mr. on relief to revolutionary soldiers, 726,729.

Carson, Mr. on assay office in the gold regions of the

South, 403, 775.

pay of members, 410, 532.

Western armory, 453.

minister to Russia, 486, 641.

mileage of members, 529.

impeachment expenses, 541.

claim of James Monroe, 545, 570, 614.

compensating Susan Decatur, 681.

revolutionary pensions, 745.

harbor appropriations, 745,750, 755, 756.

internal improvements, 787. -

Turkish mission, 836.

thanks to the Speaker, 849.

Chilton, Mr. on referring the various subjects in the Pre-

sident's message, 351.

mileage of members, 390, 391, 509, 522, 527, 530.

claim of James Monroe, 391, 545, 561, 569.

relief of Bernard Kelly, 396.

pay of members, 408, 410, 532.

Western armory, 451, 454, 776.

the salt duty, 574, 610, 619.

books for use of members, 617.

printing judiciary reports, 620.

salary of minister to Russia, 678.

internal improvements, 679.

compensating Susan Decatur, 680, 718.

fixing a day for the consideration of claims to re-

volutionary pensions, 717.

relief revolutionary officers and soldiers, 726.

Vol. VII.-h

Drayton, Mr. on Western armory, 450, 453.
cadets at West Point, 454.
relief vessels, 519.
supernumerary officers and cadets, 525, 529.
pay of members, 531.
claim of James Monroe, 562.
salt reserves in Illinois, 618.
relief J. H. Webb, 618.
fixing a day to consider pension claims, 717.
relief Susan Decatur, 718.
relief to revolutionary soldiers, 726.
navy appropriations, 745.
military appropriations, 745.
armament of fortifications, 747, 846.
harbor appropriations, 755. *
reprinting public documents, 816.
appropriations for Engineer and Ordnance Depart-

ments, 822.

Turkish mission, 835.

Duncan, Mr. on Illinois Canal, 407, 412, 417, 544, 545.
three per cent, fund public lands, 464.
surveys of the public lands, 474.
Illinois salt springs, 568, 618.

relief J. H. Webb, 618.

land office in Michigan, 671.
Cumberland road through Ohio, 828, 845.

Dwight, § on impeachment of Judge Peck, 377, 379,

salary of minister to Russia, 641.
appropriations for Indian treaties, 793.
general appropriation bill, 832.
on suspending rule, 849.

Ellsworth, Mr. on copyrights, 422,423.
repeal of 25th section judiciary act, 534.
impeachment expenses, 540, 541.
claim of James Monroe, 546, 574.
compensating Susan Decatur, 680.
relief of revolutionary soldiers, 726, 729.
general appropriation bill, 832.
Turkish mission, 835.
appropriation for Choctaw treaty, 845.
relief of Thomas Worthington, 848, 850.

Evans, Mr. of Maine, on distribution of surplus revenue,

550.

extension of a patent, 680.
printing judiciary reports, 789.
Everett, Mr. of Massachusetts, on New England Asylum

for the blind, 392.

copyrights, 424.

claim of James Monroe, 547, 574.

memorial of Southampton, Mass. praying protection
for the Indians, 618, 682, 683, 684, 685, 759.

subscription to compilation of public documents,
786, 790.

Foster, Mr. on bill relief Bernard Kelly, 380.
assay office at the South, 403.
printing judiciary reports, 730, 731, 783, 789.
relief of Thomas Worthington, 848, 850.

Gilmore, Mr. on internal improvements, 787.
Gordon, Mr. on the claim of James Monroe, 392.
printing judiciary reports, 620.
Gorham, Mr. on pay of members, 531.
Grennell, Mr. on fixing a day to consider pension claims,

relief to purchasers public lands, 776.

Hall, Mr. on the P. of members, 449, 531, 537.
mileage of members, 466, 467, 507, 527.
appropriations for harbors and surveys, 793.

Hammons, Mr. on distribution of surplus revenue, 620.
relief Susan Decatur, 718.

Hawkins, Mr. on appropriations for harbors and surveys,
793.

Haynes, Mr. on repealing duties on sugar, 355, 455, 456,
485.

impeachment of Judge Peck, 380, 381, 382, 393,
400, 517.

relief of Bernard Kelly, 396.

assay office at the South, 403.

point of order, 404.

amending pension law, 411.

Illinois Canal, 417.

claim of James Monroe, 569. -

salt duty, 610.

printing judiciary reports, 620.

internal improvements, 679.

on suspending a rule, 717.

memorial, Southampton, Massachusetts, praying
protection for the Indians, 759.

Hemphill, Mr. on the claim of James Monroe, 567, 569,

571.

internal improvements, 678. -

Hoffman, Mr. on referring the various subjects in the

President’s message, 350, 352.

on appointing the standing committees, 349.

live oak plantations in Florida, 362, 793.

bill to establish post routes, 370.

impeachment of Judge Peck, 377, 379, 380, 393.

navy yard expenses, 381.

relief Bernard Kelly, 396.

point of order, 404.

Baltimore and Washington Railroad, 421, 679.

copyrights, 423, 424.

pay of members, 537.

compensating Susan Decatur, 680, 681.

fixing a day to consider pension claims, 717.

armament of fortifications, 748.

commerce on the lakes, 775.

subscription to compilation of public documents,

Howard, Mr. on printing tariff reports, 384, 386, 387, 388.
Baltimore and Washington Railroad, 419,421, 679,
830.
claim of James Monroe, 546.
appropriations for harbors and surveys, 793, 827.
Hodges, Mr. on Portuguese captures, 543.
Hunt, Mr. on authorizing Missouri to sell reserved lands,
615.
land office in Michigan, 670.
relief to purchasers public lands, 776.
Huntington, Mr. on copyrights, 423.
duties on iron, 537.
claim of James Monroe, 562.
the salt duty, 611.
salary of minister to Russia, 671.
compensating Susan Decatur, 681.
relief revolutionary officers and soldiers, 726,729.
commerce on the lakes, 775.
relief to importers foreign goods, 775.
insolvent debtors, 780.
appropriation for Choctaw treaty, 845.

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