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THE

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

IN THE

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

COXTAINIXG

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS,

AXD ALL

THE LAWS OF A PUBLIC NATURE;

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

TWELFTH CONGRÉSS-FIRST SESSION.

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 4, 1811, TO JULY 6, 1812,

INCLUSIVE.

COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC MATERIALS.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.

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AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF

WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1811.

Monday November, 4, 1811.

tials, which were read, and the oath prescribed The first session of the Twelfth Congress com- by law was administered to them, and they took menced this day at the City of Washington, con- their seats in the Senate. formably to the proclamation of the President of The oath was also administered to Messrs. Conthe United States, of the 24th of July last, and dit, CRAWFORD, Giles, GILMAN, and TAYLOR, the Senate assembled in their Chamber.

their credentials having been read and filed durPRESENT:

ing the last session. GEORGE CLINTON, Vice President of the United

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House States and President of the Senate.

of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate Nicholas Gilman and Charles Cutts, from is assembled and ready to proceed to business. New Hampshire.

Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, durCBauncey Goodrich and Samuel W. Dans, pers printed in any of the States as he may choose,

ing the present session, with three such newspafrom Connecticut. Stephen R. BRADLEY, from Vermont.

provided that the same be furnished at the usual Joan Smith and Obedian GERMAN, from New rate for the annual charge of such papers; and York.

provided, also, that if any Sepator shall choose John Condit and John LAMBERT, from New to take any newspapers other than daily papers, Jersey.

he shall be supplied with as many such papers as ANDREW Gregg and MICHAEL LEIB, from Penn- shall not exceed the price of three daily papers. sylvania.

On motion of Mr. GREGG, OUTERBRIDGE HORSEY, from Delaware.

Resolved, That the Senate will, to-morrow, at SAMUEL SMITA and Parlip Reed, from Mary- twelve o'clock, proceed to a choice of a Doorland.

keeper, who shall also discharge the duty of SerWilliam B. Giles, from Virginia.

geant-at-Arms. Jesse FRANKLIN, from North

Carolina. Mr. TAYLOR presented the memorial of Joseph John Gaillard and John TAYLOR, from South Wheaton, praying remuneration for services renCarolina.

dered the United States in the Revolutionary war, WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD and CHARLES Tait, and compensation for losses sustained therein. from Georgia.

A message from the House of Representatives John Pope, from Kentucky.

informed the Senate that a quorum of the House JOSEPÅ ANDERSON, from Tennessee.

of Representatives is assembled, and have elected THOMAS WORTHINGTON, from Obio.

HENRY CLAY, Esq., one of the Representatives GEORGE M. BIBB, appointed a Senator by the from the State of Kentucky, their Speaker, and Legislature of the State of Kentucky, for the term are ready to proceed to business. They have apof six years, commencing on the 4th day of March pointed a committee on their part, jointly with last; GEORGE W. Campbell, appointed a Sen- such committee as may be appointed on the part ator by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, of the Senate, to wait on the President of the in place of Jenkin WHITESIDE, resigned; JERE- United States, and notify him that a quorum of MIAH B. Howell, appointed a Senator, for the the two Houses is assembled and ready to receive term of six years, commencing on the fourth day any, communications that he may be pleased to of March last, by the Legislature of the State of make to them. Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; JOSEPH The Senate concurred in the appointment of a B. VARNUM, appointed a Senator by the Legisla- joint committee on their part, agreeably to the reture of the State of Massachusetts, for the term solution last mentioned ; and Messrs. ANDERSON of six years, commencing on the fourth day of and Gaillard were appointed the committee. March last; respectively produced their creden The Senate then adjourned.

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