Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

U.S. Government Printing Office
Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

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第 6 頁 - be a committee, jointly with fuch committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the Prefident of the United States, and notify him that a quorum of the two Houfes is aflembled, and ready to receive any communications he may think proper to make to them, Ordered, That the Clerk of this Houfe
第 13 頁 - the affimilation of the principles, opinions and manners of our countrymen, by the common education of a portion of our youth from every quarter, well deferves attention. The more homogeneous our citizens can be made in thefe particulars, the greater will be
第 12 頁 - for promoting it, grow up, fupported by the public purfe :—and to what object can it be dedicated with greater propriety ? Among the means which have been employed to this end, none have been attended with greater fuccefs, than the
第 11 頁 - to a neutral flag, requires a naval force,. organized and ready to vindicate it from infult or aggreffion. This may even prevent the neceffity of going to war, by difcouraging belligerent powers from committing
第 12 頁 - in the country; in order that there may be no danger of interference with purfuits of individual induftry. It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population, and other circumftances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the foil more and more an
第 11 頁 - render it practicable without inconvenience ; fo that a future war of Europe may not find our commerce in the fame unprotected ftate, in which it was found by the prefent ? Congrefs have repeatedly, and not without fuccefs, directed their attention to the encouragement of
第 11 頁 - information I have been able to obtain, it would feem as if our trade to the Mediterranean, without a protecting force, will always be infecure, and our citizens expofed to the calamities from which numbers of them have but juft been relieved.
第 12 頁 - for procuring them on public account, to the extent of the ordinary demand for the public fervice, recommended by ftrong confiderations of national policy, as an exception to the general rule? Ought our country to remain in fuch cafes dependent on foreign fupply, precarious, becaufe liable to be interrupted?
第 15 頁 - on the part of the Republic, will eventually enfure fuccefs. In purfuing this courfe, however, I cannot forget what is due to the character of our government and nation ; or to a full and entire confidence in the good fenfe,
第 11 頁 - the undertaking. It is an encouragement, likewife, that their particular fituation will give weight and influence to a moderate naval force in their hands. Will it not then be advifeable to begin, without delay, to provide and lay up the materials for the building and equipping of (hips of war; and to proceed in the work, by degrees, in proportion as our refources