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OF THE

DEBATES OF CONGRESS,

FROM 1789 TO 1856.

FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR
REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL

REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.

VOL II.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

346 AND 348 BROADWAY.

LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.

1857.

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ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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FOURTH CONGRESS.-SECOND SESSION.

BEGUN AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 5, 1796.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.

MONDAY, December 5, 1796. tor by the State of New Jersey, in place of
PRESENT:

FREDERICK FRELINGHUYSEN, resigned; also, of JOHN Adaus, Vice President of the United WILLIAM Blount and William COCKE, appoint

ed Senators by the State of Tennessee ;-and, States, and President of the Senate.

John Langdon and SAMUEL LIVERMORE, from the oath required by law being respectively adNew Hampshire.

ministered to them, they took their seats in the

Senate. BENJAMIN GOODHUE, from Massachusetts.

A message from the House of Representatives WILLIAM BRADFORD, from Rhode Island.

JAMES Hillhouse and Urian Tracy, from informed the Senate that a quorum of the Connecticut.

House of Representatives is assembled, and ELIJAH Paine, and Isaao TICHENOR, from ready to proceed to business. Vermont.

Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the Jons RUTHERFORD and Richard STOCKTON, him that a quorum of the Senate is assembled.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and acquaint from New Jersey. William BINGHAM, from Pennsylvania.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the Hexey LATIMER, from Delaware.

House of Representatives that a quorum of the HUMPHREY MARSHALL, from Kentucky.

Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to

business. WILLIAM COOKE, from Tennessee. JACOB READ, from South Carolina.

A message from the House of Representa

tives informed the Senate that they have apJAMES GUNN, from Georgia. The number of Senators present not being pointed a joint committee, on their part, tosufficient to constitute a quorum, they adjourned gether with such committee as the Senate 'may to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

appoint, to wait on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

States, and notify him that a quorum of the TUESDAY, December 6.

two Houses is assembled, and ready to receive ALEXANDER MARTIN, from the State of North make to them.

any communications that he may be pleased to Carolina, and WILLIAM Blount, from the State

Resolved, that the Senate concur in the above of Tennessee, severally attended.

resolution, and that Messrs. Read and LIVERThe VICE PRESIDENT communicated a letter

MORE be the joint committee on the part of the from PIERCE BUTLER, notifying the resignation Senate. of bis seat in the Senate, which was read.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the The credentials of the after-named Senators House of Representatives therewith. were severally read:–Of BENJAMIN GOODHUE,

Mr. Read reported, from the joint committee appointed a Senator by the State of Massachusetts , in place of George Cabot, resigned; of waited on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

appointed for that purpose, that they had Isado TICILENOR, appointed a Senator by the and had notified him that a quorum of the two State of Vermont, in place of Moses ROBINSON, Houses of Congress are assembled, and that the resigned ; of JAMES HILLHOUSE, appointed a Sen- PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States acquainted ator by the State of Connecticut in place of OL- the committee that he would meet the two IVER ÉLLSWORTH, whose seat is become vacant; Houses in the Representatives' Chamber, at of Crian Tracy, appointed a Senator by the twelve o'clock to-morrow. State of Connecticut, in place of JONATHAN TRUMBULL, resigned; of John LAURANCE, appointed a Senator by the State of New York, in

WEDNESDAY, December 7. place of Rufus KING, whose seat is become va- JOHN HENRY, from the State of Maryland, atcant; of RICHARD STOCKTON, appointed a Sena-l tended.

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