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desisous of meeting his full share of responsi- by Mr. STANBERY and Mr. Kerr, from the mi. bility on this important occasion.
nority ; the former, to the effect that neither Mr. Davis, of South Carolina, stated that he Major Eaton nor General Houston were guilty was employed in like manner.
of the alleged contemplated fraud in relation to It was stated that under the rule of the House, this matter. The whole of the reports were the vote could not be received unless the mem- ordered to be printed. The quarantine bill for ber was within the bar.
the District of Columbia was read a third time
and passed. After a number of bills had been FBIDAY, JULY 6.
gone through, a discussion of some length took In the SENATE, yesterday, on the motion place, on the third reading of the joint resolution of Mr. Smith, the act to carry into effect tion calling on the President to set apart a day the convention entered into between the Uni- of humiliation and prayer, for the purpose of ted States and France was taken up. It was imploring the Almighty to arert or mitigate the briefly discussed by Mr. TAZEWELL and Mr. threatened visitation of the cholera. Mr. Bele CHAMBERS, and was finally laid on the table. on proposed an amendment, fixing the 25th of this the motion of Mr. Dickerson, in order to take month as the day to be set apart, and propos." up the tariff bill.
ing that it should be done without calling speThe Senate then proceeded to consider, and cially on the President to make the appaoint. decide on, the several amendments, seriatim, ment. Before any action was taken on this reported to the bill by the Committee on Ma- amendment, the House, on motion of Mr. nufactures. The remainder of the sitting was SPEIGHT, adjourned. thus occupied : about one half of the amend ments had been gut through, when the Senate
SATURDAY, JULY 7. adjourned.
In the SENATE, yesterday, after the first and in the course of the morning Mr. MILLER second readings of a number of bills sent on that moved to take up the resolution from the House day from the House, on motion of Mr. HAYNI, for the adjournment of Congress on the 9ih in several bills in relation to the Navy, were taken stant. The resolution was eventually laid on up and considered as in Committee of the Whole, the table, on the motion of Mr. Grunde, untii and ordered to a third reading. The Senate Saturday, and made the special order of the then resumed the consideration of the tariff, and day.
was occupied for the remainder of the day with In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, the amendments reported by the committee and on Wednesday, a motion was made by Mr. L. submitted by several Senators. An amendment Condict, of New Jersey, to reconsider the vote reported by the committee containing two min. of the preceding day, by which the Publicimus, was finally rejected after various modifi. Lands Bill from the Senate was pos!poned till
cations. the first Monday in December next.
In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, tion was, however, negatived, on a division by Mr. Gordox moved that leave of absence be yeas and says, by a vote of ayes 88, noes 100 granted to his colleague, Mr. Patton, on ac The quarantine b ll for the District of Colum
count of indisposition. bia was, at the instance of Mr. WICKLIFFE,
The motion was agreed to. brought forward, passed through a Committee
Mr. L. Condit moved a similar motion for of the Whole on the state of the Union, and Mr. Silas Condit, which was agreed to. ordered to a third reading, with an amendment
On motion of Mr. WHITTLESEY, of New York, engrossed upon it, on the motion of Mr. How-leave of absence was granted to Mr. Dickson, ARD, to grant a sum not exceeding twenty thou- of that State. sand dollars, for hospitals for the sick in the
The House then went into consideration of District. Mr. WickLIFFE, alluding to the day, bills from the Senate, in respect to private (the 4th of July,) as the anniversary of the claims, or matters of local interest. birth of our national independence, remarked,
Monday, JOLI 9. that an hour of their time could not be better In the SENATE, on Saturday, after varioul employed than in contributing to an act of jus- modifications and amendments, the tariff bil tice, by a payn.ent of the claims of some of was ordered to a third reading, yeas 31, nays those who had assisted in achieving indepen-15; previous to which, several bills were passdence, and moved - that they proceed to the ed, and the resolution of the House in relation consideration of the Virginia Claims Bill. The to the adjournment of Congress, was postponed motion was agreed to, and, after a very brief to, and made the order of the day for, to-day, discussion, the bill was READ A THIND TIME AND Before putting the question of adjournment on PASSED. The bills before the House on the Saturday evening, the Vice President took ocsubject of Invalid Pensions, were afterwards casion to say that he should not again be in his csrried in committee, Mr. HUBBARD in the seat for the remainder of the session; and takchair ; and, at nearly 3 o'clock, the House ad- ing leave of the Senators, wished them a happy journed.
return to their homes and families, after a very In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, laborious session. yesterday, reports were presented by Mr. In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DRATTUN, from the select committee, in the Mr. WICKLIFTE presented a document on case of the proposed Indian rations contract, on the subject of steam
power as applied the part of the majority of the committee; and to navigation, received by hin from a
professor of the Philadelphia Franklin Insti Mr. WuITTLESET, of Ohio, from the Select tute, which was, on his motion, ordered to be Committee on the subject of the publication of printed. After the transaction of some further the Biennial Register, presented a report, con business, the House went into the considera- cluding with a joint resolution, amendatory of tion of private bills, in which it continued to be the resolution of the 27th April, 1816, providing occupied until 4 o'clock.
for certain improvements in the work.
The resolution was read a first and second
time, and ordered to be engrossed for a third
After the transaction of some further busi. the chair, and, in an appropriate address, ten- ness dered bis thanks to the Senate for the trust re Mr. MÁRDIS asked consent of the House to posed in him. On motion of Mr. Clar, the ta submit a motion to discharge the Committee of riff bill was then taken up for its third reading the whole from the bill to encourage the cultiand, after some remarks from Messrs. GRUNDT, vation of the vine, and olive, and, the consent Clar, Suite, King, WEBSTER, Brown, and being granted, the motion was made and agreed DICKERSON, the bill was passed-yeas, 32-to. nays, 16, as follows:
The joint resolution in relation to the appointAYES-Messrs. Benton, Bell, Buckner, ment of a day of fasting, prayer
, and bumilia. Chambers, Clay, Clayton, Dallas, Dickerson, tion, to avert the Divine wrath, as manifested Dudley, Ewing, foot, Frelinghuysen, Hill, by the progress of the cholera, was next under Hendricks, Holmes, Johnston, Marcy, Naudain, consideration; and the question of the amendPrentiss, Robbins, Robinson, Ruggles, Sey. ment, proposing that the observance of a day mour, Silsbee, Smith, Sprague, Tipton, Tom. for this purpose be recommended by Congress, linson, Waggaman, Webster, Wilkins-32.
instead of by the President, was debated until NAYS--Messrs. Bibb, Brown, Ellis, Forsyth, after two o'clock, when the motion prevailed, Grundy, Hayne, Kane, King, Mangum, Miller, and the resolution was committed, with instrucMoore, Poindexter, Tazewell, Troup, Tyler, tions, to a Select Committee, composed of Mr. White--16.
BELL, of Tennessee, Mr. VERPLANCK, of New
In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, noes 63.
which was returned with amendments.
Mr. BRIGGS, from the Committee on Enrolled Committee of the whole on the state of the Bills, presented a report.
Union. On motion of Mr. EVERITT, the Mr. CAMBBELENO, from the Committee on House, at 3 o'clock, took a recess of one hour Commerce, reported, without amendment, the and a half; after which they proceeded to the Senate bill concerning tonnage duties on Spa- consideration of the various amendments of the ish vessels.
Senate It was ordered to be engrossed for a third The resolution for the adjournment of Conreading
gress, was receired from the Senate, with an Mr. VERPLANCK, from the Committee of Ways amendment, fixing the period at the 16th, inand Means, and Mr. Jarvis, from the Commit- stead of the 9th instant. At the time our pa. tee on Commerce, severally reported Senate per went to press, no action had been taken bills.
upon it by the House,
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11:
So the House resolved to adjourn the seg. In the SENATE, yesterday, a message was sion on Monday next. received from the President of the United On the motion of Mr. WICKLIFFE, the House States, by Mr. DONELSON, his secretary, return took up a bill for the relief of certain invalid ing to the Senate, in which it originated, the pensioners ; and the amendments of the Senate bill to modify and continue the act incorporat- to the bill were concurred in. ing the subscribers to the Bank of the United Several other invalid pension bills were after. States, with his objections thereto. The mes. wards taken up and disposed of, and wage was read, and 6000 copies were ordered The House proceeded to take into conside to be printed. After passing several bills, and ration the resolution of censure, moved on a ordering several to a third reading, the Senate former day, by Mr. Foster, on Mr. STANDEspent some time in the consideration of Execu- Ry, for the use of language reflecting on the tive business.
conduct of the SPEAKER. In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, The discussion was proceeded in for a con the resolution offered by Mr. Foster, on the siderable time. subject of the remarks of Mr. STANBERY, in At 3 o'clock, the resolution moved by Mr. relation to the Speaker, was taken up and dis. FOSTER was agreed to--Ayes 93, noes 44. cussed, until a motion was made and carried, to During the discussion of the foregoing sub. pass to the order of the day. The tariff bill was ect, Mr. STANBERT objected to the occupan. then taken up as reported from the Committee cy of the chair of the House by Mr. Clar, of of the Whole on the state of the Union, and Alabama, (who presided in the absence of the was under consideration when our paper went SPEAKER,) and, alleging that it was not fit that to press:
he should fill it, to decide in any case which he THURSDAY, JULY 12.
(Mr. S.) was concerned, moved that he should The SENATE was occupied the whole of quit the chair. This gave rise to another yesterday with debating the Bank question on question of order. The words of Mr. STAVBE. the President's veto message. Messrs. WEB RT were taken down, and a resolution of cen. STER, WHITE, HOLMES, and Ewine, severally sure for using this language, was moved by addressed the Senate. No question was taken Mr. POLK. It was debated for some time, but when the Senate adjourned. Mr. Clay has was not, however, acted upon, and lies orer for the floor to-day.
consideration this day. On the subject of the In the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, resolution moved by Mr. Foster, concerning yesterday, a message was received from the Mr. Standery, when the question was taken, President of the United States, by his private Mr. Adams declined voting, for reasons assign, Secretary.
ed by him. He persevered in declining, after Mr. Evans, of Maine, from the Committee on a vote had been taken, by ayes and noes, on the Invalid Pensions, and Mr. HUBBARD, from the proposition to excuse him from giving a vote, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions, seve. which was negatived. The consideration of rally presented reports.
his refusal was deferred till this day, and the Mr. Briggs, from the Committee on Enroll- vote was taken as before siated, on the motion ed Bills, reported various bills.
of Mr. Foster, on Monday. Mr. WICKLIFFE, from the Committee on Mr. Adams called the attention of the House Public Lands, presented a report on the claims to the resolution communicated from the Se. of Bernard Marigny and others, which was laid nate, appointing, on their part, a Committee on the table.
of Conference on the subject of the amendOn motion of Mr. CREIGHTOX, Mr. RUSSELL ments to the tariff bill. and Mr. VANCE, members of the House from Mr. ARCHER moved that conferrees be ap. the State of Ohio, obtained leave of absence pointed on the part of the House, and suggest. from Friday next.
ed that, inasmuch as the member from MissaMr. Burd presented a resolution on the sub-chusetts had voted for the amendments of the ject of the payment of certain unsettled ac-Senate, it was not consonant to Parliamentary counts.
usage to appoint him upon the committee. On motion of Mr. Polk, the House took up Mr. Adams said, he had not proposed him. the resolution for the adjournment of Congress. self as a member of the committee.
Mr. Polk moved to concur with the ainend It was stated in answer to an inquiry, that ment of the Senate to adjourn on Monday next. the committee of the Senate consisted of Mr.
Mr. REED, of Mass., moved to postpone the DICKERSON, Mr. DALLAS, and Mr. HAINB. consideration of the subject till this day ; but Mr. ARCHER said that, at the time he made the motion was rejected.
the remark, he had not the idea of the compoMr. Baigos suggested an amendment, to ad- sition of the committee on the part of the sea ourn on Friday.
natę. He had no objection, certainly, that the Mr. SPEIGHT moved the previous question, member from Masschusetts should be one of expressing, at the same time, a wish to adjourn the Cummittee of Conference. earlier if the public business could have Some discussion took place as to the number permitted.
of which the committee should consist ; and it The previous question was secondedmayes was finally ordered to be formed of five mem75, noes not counted.
FRIDAY, JTLY 13.
President respecting the bill to recharter the In the SENATE, yesterday, a report was re- Bank of the United States. ceived from the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Clay then rose and addressed the Sc. containing the information required by a resonate in opposition to the message, in a speech lution of the Senate of the 6th instant, relative of considerable length and argument. to the reduction of certain expenditures in cal Mr. BENTON followed Mr. Clay, in reply to culating the sales of the public lands. that gentleman, and to the arguments of Messrs.
Mr. Marcy presented the petition of Geo WEBSTER and" CLAYTON, of yesterday, and W. Featherstonhaugh, praying the patron-spoke until 3 o'clock, when the Senate took a age of Congress, to the Geological Journal, ofrécess until 5. which he is the editor: referred to the Secreta At 5 o'clock the Senate again met, and Mr. ry of War.
Berton, at the request of Mr. Wilkins, har. On motion of Mr. Smity, the Committee of ing consented to waive his remarks, Finance was discharged from the further con. Mr. WILKINS; from the Committee of sideration of all subjects referred to that com. Conference, on the disagreeing votes of the mittee and not acted on..
two Houses in relation to the Senate's amend. On motion of Mr. Kane, a similar 'orderments to the tariff bill, reported that the was taken with regard to the Committee on committee had agreed to recommend that the Private Land Claims.
Senate recede from their several amendments, On motion of Mr. Harxe, a similar order and concur in the amendments of the House. was taken with regard to the Committee on Na Before any question was taken on this report, val Affairs, and,
Mr. Belu moved an indefinite postponement of Un motion of Mr. SPRAGUE, a similar or- the whole subject. der was taken with regard to the Committee Mr. Harne said, that he considered this moon Pensions.
tion as premature, and he should, therefore, at The folliowing bills were read the third this time, vote against it. He thought thé pro. time and passed:
per course was to take up the amendments and The bill for the relief of Joseph Camber; dispose of them. Let us at least ascertain the
The bill concerning the issuing of patents to sense of the Senate upon these amendments. aliens for useful discoveries and inventions; After the principal amendments shall be gone
The bill to extend the provisions of the act through with, he should mak: a motiun tu re. rejecting the commercial intercourse with the commit ihe bill with instructions so lo amend it Islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe, and to as to provide for a general system of ad valorefund the tonnage duties on the French ship rem duties, arranged on just and equitable prin. Victorine;
ciples. It would be time enough when all The bill making appropriation for a custom these questions shall be disposed of, and the bill house in the city of New York, and for other shall be put into the shape which a majority of purposes;
the Senate shall think proper to give it, to make The bill giving the assent of Congress to the a decision for or against it. For his part, how. acts of the legislature of North Carolina incor- ever, he had no hesitation in saying now, that porating the Roanoke Inlet Company; neither in the shape which it liad assumed in
The bill for the relief of certain invalid pen- the Senate, nor in that which it came from the sioners;
other House, couid he give it his support. He The bill to enforce quarantine regulations; believed that, in either form, it was a worse bill
The bill authorising the entry of vessels or than that of 1828, and when the final question merchandise arriving from or beyond the Cape came to be taken upon it, if he could not get it of Good Hope into the port of Edgertown in recommitted, and eventually reconsidered, he Massachusetts;
would then vote for its indefinite postpone. The bill extending further the right of dement. benture to the port of Key West, and altering "After a few remarks from one or two other the li nits of the district of Key West, gentlemen, the vote was taken on Mr. BELL'S
The message from the House of Representa- motion, which was lost; yeas 10, navs 38. tives stating its disagreement to the amendment The Senate then proceeded to consider the of the Senate to the bill for the relief of cer- amendments, on the several items of which a tain invalid pensioners.
long and desultory debate ensued, which re. Mr. Foot moved that the Senate insist on sulted in the Senate's receding from their ser the amendment, (which includes the name of eral amendments, and concurring in those of Russell Atwater.)
the House. After the loss of Mr. Bell's mo. After some further remarks from Messrs. tion as abovementioned, Mr. Clay rose, and Clar and Foot, Mr. F.'s motion was carried. congratulated the friends of the American On motion of Mr. WEBSTER,
system on the triumph of the protecting policy, The Senate determined on taking a recess which was about to be consummated by the from three to five o'clock, this day.
passage of the bill. The sou hern Senators, by THE VETO OF THE BANK.
voting against the indefinite postponement,
must be considered as fixing their approbation On motion of Mr. WEBSTER,
to the principle of protection which was em The Senate proceeded to the consideration braced in it; he excepted, of course, the Sena. of the unfinished business, the message of the tors from S. Carolina, whi bad disclaimed it.
The bill was based on the principle of giving nifested tha slightest disposition to yield one adequate protection to every branch of domestic iota of the protecting system, and in support. industry, and if there was any one of them in re-ing such a bill as this, he had given up nothing lation to which the measure of protection was to the south. Mr. H.stated that he had seen a not full, this defect would be supplied hereaf. le.ter in the Committee from one of the strongter. The protecting principle being adopted est friends of the American system in this coun. after the payment of the debt, would leave to try, asserting that this bill was better for the Congress hereafter, no other duty but to carry protected interests, than the bill of 1828, and it out and fortify it. Mr. Clay also relied on urging its friends on no accou to suffer it to the discrimination recognised in the bill, be. be lost. After all, however, Mr. H. said that tween the protected and unprotected articles, these amendments presented the smallest of all in which respect the bill conformed to his reso small questions that he had ever beard gravely lution, which had been so strongly reprobated discusssed in a legislative body, whether wool. at the beginning of the session, but in which lens should have a protection of 50 or 57 percent. gentlemen were willing now to acquiesce. Mr. and the duty on sugar and cotton bagging, be reClar complained of the conduct of the Com- duced three or four per cent., still leaving the mittee of Cunference in giving up all the amend. du:ies, on all of the protected articles at much ments of the Senate, but contended, that though higher ad valorum rates than they were in 1828. woollens and cotton bagging had not been ta. He concluded by saying, that he should cerken as good care of as iron, yet, as he considered tainly not vote for the bill either in its amende much was gained by the sanction which would ed form, or in the shape it came from the other be given to the system, by the passage of the House. There was very little difference be, bill, he hoped the bill would pass, and that its tween them, and in either shape, in his view of detects might be corrected at the next session. the matter, it made the system worse than it
Mr. DICKERSON vindicated the course of the now is. Committee, and said he had yielded the The amendments having been gone through, amendments of the Senate, because he knew Mr. Harne Novell to recommit the bill with that to insist upon them would be to lose the instructions so to amend it, as to provide for a bill. That he consi lered it a good. bill for the system of ad valorem duties, so arranged as to manufacturers, and if further protection should reduce the revenue to the wants of the country. be found necessary on woollens, or any other The PRESIDENT decided that such a motion articles, Congress could give it hereafter. could not be received as the Senate must now
Mr. Wilkins explained his course in the be confined, to its action, on the disagreeing Committee of Conference. He believed the votes of the two Houses. bill as it came from the other House, to be as Mr. POINDEXTER thereupon moved to postbeneficial to the manufacturers as the act of pone the bill indefinitely, saying, that this was 1828, and perhaps more so; and as this bill now the only way of distinctly expressing the woull tend to setile the question, and establish sense of those who were opposed to the bill, as the system, he could not consent to risk the the receding from the next admendment would loss of it for seven per cent. upon woollens. make it a law. He explained his objections to Mr. W. declared himself a firm friend of the the bill, which he considered as a recognition of protecting policy, and in voting for the bill as the protecting policy and the final establishit came from the other House, he considered ment of the American System, to which he himself as maintaining that'system in full vigor, always had been and should be opposed. and acting in strict conformity with the instruc Mr. Mas@um followed in an expression of his tions of ine Pennsylvania Legislature to do so. views, and declared, that, if he could give his
Mr. Wadster complained of the course of sanction directly or indirectly to this will, he the Committee. They had given up the wool should consider himself as falsifying all the lens without a struggle; still he was not principles on which he had acted through life. himself disposed to abandon the bill on that ac Mr. Forsyta explained why he should vota count. Further protection might be extended against the indefinite postponement of the hereafter.
bill. He considered it, in some respects, bet. Mr. Harst explained his own course in ter than the tariff of 1828. But even after the Committee. Being opposed to the whole this bill should become a law, he should still system, he had voted 10 recede in every case, continue to strive to avert the evils of the sysand he would do the other gentlemen, (Messrs. tem, and should struggle against it to the last. Wilkims and Dickerson,) the justice, to say, Mr. King took similar ground-declared his that they had not yielded an inch, while there unalterable bostility to the system. But the was any hope of carrying their point. When question was, shall we have this bill of the tariff it became certain, that by striking out seven of 1828? and he rather preferred the present, per cent. on woollens, and half a cent on cot. and should vote accordingly. ton bagging and sugar, they might lose the Mr. Harne said, he had but one more word whole bill, wirich they justly considered as to say before the final question was taken, eminently beneficial to the manufacturers, they From the beginning of the session up to the very naturally gave up an insignificant pari, present moment, he had, with the most perfect to secure the rest.
He would do the justice to good faith, voted for every proposition and used the Senator from New Jersey, 10*sav, that nei. his utmost efforts to effect such a modification ther on this occasion, nor any other, had be ma- of the tariff as should remove existing difficul