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Moon. 1818. Ohio Contested Election. H. of R.

which popular jealousy is so quick and lively, as in relation to exclusive privileges; and the least attempt on the part of a person elected to enjoy an exemption, before the laws gave it to him would have excited immediate commotion and objection. The President executes his authority very frequently of convening Congress before the ordinary time, and it is not believed that any difficulty has ever occurred about the address of his proclamation to the “Senators and Representatives,” although they have never yet taken the oath, or given any formal evidence of acceptance. They have invariably obeyed the summons as they were bound to do, unless they resigned; under no other construction could the proclamation have any effect. If the Representative would not resign, and the obligations of a member were not imposed upon him so far as to make it his duty to obey the mandate, Congress could not be convened. An opinion has been held by some, that the situation of these gentlemen, and that of a judge who had received the appointment of the President and Senate, but who had not yet taken the oath officio, were similar; and they contend that in neither was the appointment complete, nor could the official name and character attach themselves to the individual, until he had given this final evidence of acceptance and qualification. But, said Mr. A., this proposition is sus:*: of answer, which he thought unanswerable. The present question depends solely on the verbal construction of the several parts of the Constitution which relate to it; and no argument can be drawn from any cases of supposed analogy, unless the language relating to the appointment be precisely similar. henever it was said that the person appointed did not become a judge until the oath of office was administered io him, with the view of drawing the same inference in relation to a Representative, he immediately demanded whether the language governing the cases were alike? But the language is essentially different, and all argument drawn from that source fails. The case of a Representative depended on different principles. The Constitution had, he thought, sufficiently declared that the election of the people did constitute the individual a member of Congress. And it would be observed that in all parts of the Constitution the analogy between Representatives and other officers was broken. The Presisident, “before he enters on the execution of his office,” must take the oath; but “Senators and Representatives shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution.” Here the difference of phraseology shows to us that the oath required of the Representative was only one security provided against corruption, but was not considered as an act necessary to constitute the officer, or in any way necessary to give validity to his votes or acts. This construction commenced with the Government. It appears from the journals of the first Congress under the present Government, that the members did not take

the oath until several weeks had elapsed after the beginning of the session, and not until they themselves had passed a law prescribing the manner in which it should be administered, Mr. A. said that he believed that Congress was a continuing existing body. It is declared in the first line of the first section that “all legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States;” and he thought that lodgment never had been, nor ever would be, divested or suspended, until there was an entire violation of the Constitution, and consequent dissolution of the Government; that there has been a valid grant and divestiture of power from the people, and that there must be an existing and permanent deposite to receive them. The fourth section maintains this idea, and insures the continued existence of Congress; as, although the regulation of elections is in the first case submitted to the States, the power is reserved of altering them at any time, whereby it is impossible that there can be any chasm in the Legislature. If the States should ever show a disinclination to pass the necessary laws for holding elections, Congress would immediately exercise its power. But even if he were incorrect in this last opinion, it would not at all injure the main point, as he might be wholly wrong in this, and still, for the other reasons given, the report must be reversed. When Mr. ANDERson had concluded, Mr. Johnson, of Kentucky, in a short speech, supported the right of the member to a seat. Mr. Forsyth spoke at some length in opposition to the report, and to the right of the member retaining his seat. Mr. Spences replied, and spoke also at considerable length in support of the report, and the right of Mr. HERRick to a seat. Mr. Forsyth rejoined, and further supported his opinion. Mr. TAylon, Chairman of the Committee of Elections, entered at large into the defence of the report, and of the right of the member to a seat. The Committee then rose, and obtained leave to sit again.

FRIDAY, March 20.

Mr. SERGEANT, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred an inquiry into the expediency of allowing a drawback on refined sugar exported, and a memorial of the distillers and merchants of Boston, praying that drawbacks may be allowed upon the exportation of spirits distilled from foreign materials, made a report thereon, in favor of the expediency of allowing drawback on the articles mentioned. The report was ordered to lie on the table, and be printed.

Mr. Williams, of North Carolina, from the Committee of Claims, made a report on the petition of Samson R. King, accompanied by a bill for his relief; which read twice, and committed.

Mr. Robearson, of Louisiana, from the Committee on the Public Lands, to which was refer

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red the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act allowing additional salary and clerk hire to the surveyor for the Illinois and Missouri Territories, and for other purposes,” reported the same without amendment, and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole. Mr. Robertson also reported a bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to vest, in trust, certain sections of land in the Legislature of the State of Ohio,” without amendment, and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole. Mr. RhEA, from the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, made a report on the petition of John Delafield, which was read; when Mr. R. reported a bill for the relief of the said John Delafield, which was read twice, and committed to a Committee of the Whole. Mr. RHEA also made a report on the petition of Samuel Burr, which was read twice; when Mr. R. reported a bill for the relief of the said Samuel Burr; which was read twice, and committed to a Committee of the Whole. The resolution of the General Assembly of Maryland, respecting the establishment of a naval depot within the said State, laid before this House, on the 25th ultimo, was referred to a select committee; and Messrs. SMITH, of Maryland, IRying, of New York, Mason, of Rhode Island, BAssett, MAson, of Massachusetts, ANDERson, of Pennsylvania, and Simkins, were appointed the committee. n motion of Mr. SPEED, the Committee on the Public Lands were directed to inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the endorsement on each patent for military bounty land, the surveyor's description of the soil, timber, &c., of the lot conveyed by such patent. On motion of Mr. Spencer, Resolved, That the Committee of Accounts be instructed to inquire into, and report to this House, the reason of the delay in laying on the tables of the members the President's Message of the 14th of March, 1818, with the accompanying documents. Resolved, That the same committee be directed to inquire into, and report to this House, the reason why the Register of the officers of the United States, has not been delivered to the members of this House.

Mr. SERGEANT submitted the following motlOn : Resolved, That the President of the United States be and he is hereby requested to lay before this House, if not inconsistent with the public interest, any communications made to the Department of State, relating to the occupation of Amelia Island, not heretofore communicated. After an unsuccessful motion to lay the resolution on the table, and a good deal of discussion on the propriety of making this additional call on the Executive, the resolution was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Anderson, of Kentucky, the Committee on Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of Learning, were instructed to inquire into the propriety of authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to subscribe, on behalf of the United

States, for five thousand shares in the capital stock of the Kentucky Ohio Canal Company. The SPEAKER laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting reports respecting tonnage and certain imports and exports, made in obedience to the resolutions flood by Mr. Pitkin, on the 29th of December aSt. A Message was received from the President of the United States, relative to our relations with the Government of the Netherlands, with a view to the revisal and modification of the commercial treaty existing between the two countries adapted to their present circumstances.—Referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

OHIO CONTESTED ELECTION.

The House (having refused to take up the neutrality bill) again went into Committee of the Whole, on the report of the Committee of Elections respecting the right of Mr. Herrick, a member from Ohio, to a seat in this House— Mr. ADAMs's motion to reverse the report, and thus vacate the seat, being under consideration.

Mr. TAylon concluded his remarks (which were o by the adjournment yesterday) in favor of the report.

Mr. Hopkinson took the opposite side, and spoke near an hour against #. report of the

ommittee of Elections, and the right of the

member to a seat. Mr. Baldwin spoke at considerable length in confirmation of the right of Mr. HERRick to his Seat. Mr. ADAMs briefly replied; when the question was taken on reversing the report of the Committee of Elections, and carried—ayes 67, noes 66. The Committee then rose, and reported their decision to the House. After a good deal of desultory conversation on various motions, touching the right of certain members to vote on the question, whose seats were supposed to be held under circumstances similar to that of Mr. Herrick, and therefore personally interested in the decision; and after refusing to excuse Messrs. BARBER, of Ohio, and Hubbard, of New York, from voting, the question on concurring with the Committee of the Whole in reversing the report of the Committee of Elections, was decided in the negative, by yeas and nays. Those who voted for concurring with the Committee of the Whole, and, of course, against the right of the member to a seat, were : Messrs. Abbott, Adams, Allen of Massachusetts. Anderson of Kentucky, Austin, Ball, Barbour of Virginia, Bateman, Bayley, Beecher, Bellinger, Bennett, Burwell, Claiborne, Cook, Crawford, Cushman, Darlington, Edwards, Ervin of South Carolina, Floyd, Forney, Forsyth, Garnett, Hogg, Holmes of Connecticut, Hopkinson, Huntington, Irving of New York, Johnson of Virginia, Little, Lowndes, McLane, Marr, Mason of Rhode Island, Middleton, Jeremiah Nelson, H. Nelson, Owen, Pawling, Peter, Pindall, Pleasants, Reed, Rhea, Rice, Richards, Robertson of Louisiana, Ruggles, Sawyer, Schuyler, Sergeant, Seybert, Sherwood, Simkins, Slocumb, S.

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Those who voted against concurring, and in favor of the member's keeping his seat, were: Messrs. Allen of Vermont, Anderson of Pennsylvania, Barber of Ohio, Bassett, Bloomfield, Blount, Boden, Boss, Butler, Campbell, Clagett, Cobb, Comstock, Cruger, Culbreth, Desha, Earle, Ellicott, Folger, Gage, Hale, Hall of Delaware, Harrison, Hasbrouck, Herkimer, Hitchcock, Holmes of Massachusetts, Hubbard, Hunter, Johnson of Kentucky, Jones, Kinsey, Kirtland, Lawyer, Linn, Livermore, W. P Maclay, McCoy, Marchand, Mason of Massachusetts, Merrill, Moore, Morton, Moseley, Mumford, Murray, New, Ogle, Palmer, Patterson, Poindexter, Porter, Rich, Ringgold, Robertson of Kentucky, Sampson, Savage, Scudder, Settle, Shaw, Silsbee, Southard, Spencer, Strong, Tallmadge, Tarr, Taylor, Townsend, Tyler, Upham, Walker of North Carolina, Wallace, Whitman, Wilkin, and Wilson of Pennsylvania—77. So the House refused to concur in the report of the Committee of the Whole; and then, after an unsuccessful motion by Mr. Forsyth, to recommit the subject to the Committee of Elections, with instructions to report the case of Mr. HERRick distinct from other cases now embraced in the report; and a motion, also unsuccessful, by Mr. Allen, of Massachusetts, to postpone the report indefinitely— The question was taken, by yeas and nays, on agreeing with the Committee of Elections, that Mr. HERRick is entitled to a seat, and decided in the affirmative-yeas 77, nays 70, as follows: YEAs—Messrs. Allen of Vermont, Anderson of Pennsylvania, Baldwin, Barber of Ohio, Bassett, Bloomfield, Blount, Boden, Boss, Butler, Campbell, Clagett, Cobb, Comstock, Crafts, Cruger, Culbreth, Desha, Earle, Ellicott, Folger, Gage, Hale, Hall of Delaware, Harrison, Hasbrouck, Herkimer, Hitchcock, Holmes of Massachusetts, Hubbard, Hunter, Johnson of Kentucky, Jones, Kinsey, Lawyer, Linn, Livermore, W. P. Maclay, McCoy, Marchand, Mason of Massachusetts, Merrill, Moore, Morton, Moseley, Mumford, Murray, Ogle, Palmer, Parrott, Patterson, Poindexter, Porter, Rich, Ringgold, Robertson of Kentucky, Sampson, Savage, Scudder, Settle, Shaw, Silsbee, Southard, Spencer, Strong, Strother, Tallmadge, Tarr, Taylor, Townsend, Tyler, Upham, Walker of North Carolina, Wallace, Whitman, Wilkin, and Wilson of Pennsylvania. Nars—Messrs. Abbott, Adams, Allen of Massachusetts, Anderson of Kentucky, Austin, Ball, Barbour of Virginia, Bateman, Bayley, Beecher, Bellinger, Bennett, Claiborne, Cook, Crawford, Cushman, Darlington, Edwards, Floyd, Forney, Forsyth, Garnett, Hogg, Holmes of Connecticut, Hopkinson, Huntington, Irving of New York, Johnson of Virginia, Little, Lowndes, McLane, Marr, Mason of Rhode Island, J. Nelson, H. Nelson, Owen, Pawling, Peter, Pindall, Pleasants, Reed, Rhea, Rice, Richards, Robertson of Louisiana, Ruggles, Sawyer, Sergeant, Seybert, Sherwood, Simkins, Slocumb, S. Smith, B. Smith, J. S. Smith, Speed, Stewart of North Carolina, Terrill, Terry, Tompkins, Tucker of Virginia, Tucker of S.

Carolina, Walker of Kentucky, Wendover, Westerlo, Whiteside, Williams of Connecticut, Williams of N. York, Williams of North Carolina, and Wilson of Massachusetts.

SATURDAY, March 21.

Mr. Lowndes, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was referred the bill from the Senate, entitled “An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to repay, or remit, certain alien duties therein described,” reported the same without amendment, and the bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. SiMkINs, the Committee on

the Public Lands were instructed to inquire into

the expediency of establishing other land offices in the Territory of Alabama, than those already established, and of appointing other registers and receivers of public moneys, in addition to those already appointed. On motion of Mr. TAylor, a committee was appointed to inquire into the expediency of providing by low for an earlier commencement of the next session of Congress than the stated period, with leave to report by bill or otherwise; and Messrs. TAYLOR, PoindexTER, Pitkin, RobERTson of Kentucky, Tucker of Virginia, RhEA, and WHITMAN, were appointed the committee. Mr. BAssett laid before the House a letter from Daniel Carroll, of Duddington, addressed to him as Chairman of the Committee on that part of the President's Message, in relation to the selection of the site for the Executive offices; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole, on the report of the Committee of Elections, respecting the right of Elias Earle, a Representative from South Carolina, and George Mumford, a olive from North Carolina, to seats in this House. The Committee of the Whole, without debate, agreed to the report, and rose and reported their agreement to the House, and the House concurred with the Committee of the Whole in their agreement to the resolutions, that Mr. EARLs and Mr. MUMFord are entitled to their seats, in which they are of course confirmed. The following bills successively passed through Committees of the whole House, and were sev. erally ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, to wit: A bill from the Senate for the relief of William Edwards and John G. Stubbs; a bill allowing additional salary and clerk hire to the surveyor of the Illinois and Missouri Territories, and for other purposes; a bill to extend the privilege of franking to the vaccine agents of States and Territories; a bill authorizing John Taylor to be placed on the navy pension fund. The House went into Committee of the Whole on the amendment reported by the Committee of Claims to the bill for the relief of John Bate. The Committee of the Whole concurred in the amendment. A motion was then made by Mr. CLAIBorns

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to amend the bill as amended, by striking out these words, to wit: “Also, to make such reduction in the rent, stipulated to be paid by the said John Bate, as shall appear just and equitable, in consequence of any deterioration in the quality, or diminution in the quantity of water in said saline, as may be proven to his satisfaction; as also.” Mr. MARR moved that the bill lie on the table. Negatived. The question was then taken on the amendment proposed ; Mr. CLAIBorne, and also negatived. The bill, as amended, was then ordered to be engrossed and read a third time. The amendments to the bill for the relief of Narcissus Broutin, were read, and concurred in by the House, and the bill was ordered to lie on the table. The bill confirming the claim of Tobias Rheams to a tract of land, granted to him by the Spanish Government; and the bill for the relief of Daniel Burnett, Gibson Clark, and the legal representatives of Hubert Rowel, were ordered to be engrossed, and severally read a third time, on Monday next. Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made a report on the petition of David Gelston, on behalf of himself and Peter A. Schenck; which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Monday, March 23.

The SPEAKER presented a petition of the Legislative Council, and House of Representatives, of the Territory of Alabama, praying to be invested with power to incorporate companies in said Territory, for the purpose of constructing turnpike roads, with exclusive privileges and right of toll-Referred to the Committee apinted on Roads, Canals, and Seminaries of earning. o The SPEAKER laid before the House a letter from the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania, enclosing a return of the election of Thomas J. Rogers, a Representative from that State, in the place of John Ross, resigned; which was referred to the Committee of Elections. Mr. Forsyth, from the Committee on Foreign Relations, who was instructed to inquire into the expediency of establishing a Consulate at Mogadore, in the Empire of Morocco, made a report thereon; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table, Mr. Lowndes, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to which were referred sundry petitions regarding duties paid to the United States, or claimed by them, on account of goods landed in the district of Castine, while it was in the possession of the British forces, and remaining there when its possession was restored to the Government of the United States; made a report thereon, which was read and ordered to lie on the table. On motion of Mr. Little, the Secretary of State was requested to lay before this House the

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cause of delay in printing the register of all officers and agents, civil, military, and naval, in the service of the United States, in conformity with the several resolutions of Congress, approved April 29, 1816. On motion of Mr. Little, the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads were instructed to inquire into the expediency of extending the privilege of franking to the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mr. Tayloa submitted the following resolution : Resolved, &c., That after the close of each session of Congress, an alphabetical index of the acts and joint resolutions, passed at the preceding session, shall be prepared, printed, and distributed there with, under the direction of the Secretary for the Department of State. The resolution was read twice, and ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time to-morrow, Engrossed bills of the following titles to wit: An act authorizing John Taylor to be placed on the list of navy pensioners; an act for the relief of John Bate; an act confirming the claim of Tobias Rheams to a tract of land granted to him by the Spanish Government; an act for the relies of Daniel Burnett, Gibson Clarke, and the legal representatives of Hubert Rowel; and an act to extend the privilege of franking, to vaccine agents of States and Territories; were severally read the third time, and passed. An engrossed bill, entitled “An act confirming the claim of William Daniel, or his legal representatives, to a tract of land in the Mississippi Territory,” was read the third time, and passed. The House took up the bill for the relief of Narcissus Broutin, and others, and the same being further amended was ordered to be engrossed, and read a third time, to-morrow. The House then went into a Committee of the Whole on the report of the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims unfavorable to the petition of Edmund #. and after a good deal of discussion, in which Mr. BARB our of Virginia earnestly opposed the report, it was agreed to by the Committee of the Whole, which then rose and reported their agreement to the House, which report was concurred in, and the prayer of the petitioner, rejected.

NEUTRAL RELATIONS.

The House then proceeded to the consideration of the amendments reported by the Committee of the Whole, to the bill in addition to the act “to punish certain crimes against the United States,” and to repeal the acts therein mentioned.

The amendments were successively agreed to, with the exception of the following, which was reported by the Committee as a 14th section to the bill, to wit:

“Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That in prosecutions either against persons or property, sailing under the flag of any colony, district, or people, which shall be admitted into the ports of the United States,

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it shall not be deemed a ground for the punishment or condemnation of such person or property, that the sovereignty of such colony, district, or people, has not been acknowledged by the United States: Provided, That the colony, district, or people, aforesaid, have an organized existing Government, claiming to be independent, at the time of the commission of the fact of which the persons are charged.”

This amendment Mr. LowNDEs moved to amend by striking out the words “which shall be admitted into the ports of the United States,” and to insert, in lieu thereof, “if such flag shall be directed to be admitted into the ports of the “ United States by instructions from the Presi* dent of the United States to the several collect‘ors of the customs, which instructions he is * hereby authorized to issue.” This motion was negatived, after considerable discussion; when Mr. Tucker moved to amend the section by striking out the words “which shall be admitted,” and to insert, after “United States,” the words “under the instructions of the President of the United States, to the several collectors of the customs.” Mr. Lowndes then rose and moved that the bill and amendments be indefinitely postponed ; which motion was decided in the negativeyeas 72, nays 79, as follows: YE as–Messrs. Abbott, Adams, Allen of Massachusetts, Allen of Vermont, Baldwin, Barbour of Virginia, Bayley, Beecher, Bennett, Boss, Clagett, Cobb, Crafts, Cushman, Darlington, Earle, Edwards, Ervin of South Carolina, Folger, Forsyth, Hall of Delaware, Hall of North Carolina, Hitchcock, Holmes of Connecticut, Hopkinson, Hubbard, Hunter, Huntington, Lowndes, McLane, W. P. Maclay, Mason of Massachusetts, Mason of Rhode Island, Mercer, Middleton, Morton, Moseley, Jeremiah Nelson, H. Nelson, Ogden, Parrott, Pawling, Pindall, Pitkin, Poindexter, Reed, Rhea, Rice, Richards, Ruggles, Schuyler, Sergeant, Sherwood, Silsbee, Simkins, Slocumb, Samuel Smith, Alexander Smyth, J. S. Smith, Stewart of North Carolina, Strong, Strother, Stuart of Maryland, Taylor, Terry, Townsend, Westerlo, Whitman, Williams of Connecticut, Williams of New York, Williams of North Carolina, and Wilson of Massachusetts. Nars—Messrs. Anderson of Pennsylvania, Anderson of Kentucky, Ball, Barber of Ohio, Bassett, Bellinger, Bloomfield, Blount, Boden, Burwell, Campbell, Claiborne, Comstock, Cook, Cruger, Culbreth, Desha, Ellicott, Floyd, Forney, Gage, Harrison, Hasbrouck, Hogg, Holmes of Massachusetts, Irving of New York, Johnson of Virginia, Johnson of Kentucky, Jones, Kinsey, Lawyer, Linn, Little, McCoy, Marchand, Marr, Merrill, Moore, Mumford, Murray, T. M. Nelson, New, Ogle, Owen, Palmer, Patterson, Peter, Pleasants, Porter, Rich, Ringgold, Robertson of Kentucky, Robertson of Louisiana, Sampson, Savage, Sawyer, Scudder, Settle, Seybert, Shaw, Bal. Smith, Southard, Speed, Spencer, Tallmadge, Tarr, Terrill, Tompkins, Trimble, Tucker of Virginia, Tucker of South Carolina, Tyler, Walker of North Carolina, Walker of Kentucky, Wallace, Wendover, Whiteside, Wilkin, and Wilson of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tucker’s motion to amend the section was then agreed to ; and

On motion of Mr. Smith, of Maryland, the following proviso was added to the section: “Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the rights of citizens of the United States, who may prosecute in the courts of the United States for property taken from them on the high seas;” after which, the section, as amended, was agreed to.

Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, moved to strike out the 10th and 11th sections of the bill, in the following words:

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the owners or consignees of every armed ship or vessel sailing out of the ports of the United States, belonging wholly or in part to the citizens thereof, shall enter into bond to the United States with sufficient sureties, prior to clearing out the same, in double the amount of the value of the vessel and cargo on board, including her armament, that the said ship or vessel shall not be employed by such owners to cruise or commit hostilities against the subjects, citizens, or property, of any foreign Prince or State, or of any colony, district, or people, with whom the United States are at peace.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of the customs be, and they are hereby, respectively authorized and required, to detain any vessel manifestly built for warlike purposes, and about to depart the United States, of which the cargo shall principally consist of arms and munitions of war; when the number of men shipped on board or other circumstances shall render it probable that such vessel is intended to be employed by the owner or owners to cruise or to commit hostilities upon the subjects, citizens, or property, of any foreign Prince or State, or of any colony, district, or people, with whom the United States are at peace, until the decision of the President be had thereon, or until the owner or owners shall give such bond and security as is required of the owners of armed ships by the preceding section of this act.

The question being divided, was first taken on striking out the tenth section, and decided in the negative-yeas 44, nays 95, as follows:

YEAs—Messrs. Anderson of Pennsylvania, Anderson of Kentucky, Bellinger, Campbell, Claiborne, Comstock, Cruger, Culbreth, Desha, Earle, Floyd, Folger, Forney, Gage, Harrison, Herkimer, Johnson of Wirginia, Johnson of Kentucky, Kinsey, Little, Marchand, Marr, Mumford, H. Nelson, T. M. Nelson, New, Ogle, Owen, Patterson, Poindexter, Porter, Quarles, Robertson of Louisiana, Sawyer, Settle, Shaw, Spencer, Tarr, Trimble, Tucker of Virginia, Tyler, Walker of Kentucky, Wallace, and Whiteside.

NArs—Messrs. Abbott, Adams, Allen of Massachusetts, Allen of Vermont, Baldwin, Ball, Barbour of Wirginia, Bassett, Bayley, Beecher, Bennett, Bloomfield, Boden, Boss, Burwell, Butler, Clagett, Cobb, Crafts, Cushman, Darlington, Edwards, Ellicott, Forsyth, Hale, Hall of Delaware, Hall of North Carolina, Hasbrouck, Hogg, Holmes of Connecticut, Hopkinson, Hunter, Huntington, Irving of New York, Kirtland, Lawyer, Linn, Livermore, Lowndes, McLane, W. P. Maclay, Mason of Massachusetts, Mason of Rhode Island, Mercer, Middleton, Moore, Moseley, Murray, Jeremiah Nelson, Ogden, Palmer, Parrott, Pawling, Peter, Pindall, Pitkin, Pleasants, Reed, Rhea, Rice, Rich, Richards, Ringgold, Robertson of Kentucky, Ruggles, Sampson, Schuyler, Scudder, Sergeant, Sey

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