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ABRIDGMENT

OF TAE

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,

846 AND 348 BROADWAY.
LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.

1857.

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 :

FREDERIOK FRELINGHUYSEN, resigned ; also, of

WILLIAM BLOUNT and WILLIAM COOKE, appointJOIN ADAMS, Vice President of the United

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 ad

ministered to them, they took their seats in the New Hampshire.

Senate.
BENJAMIN GOODHUE, from Massachusetts.
WILLIAM BRADFORD, from Rhode Island.

A message from the House of Representatives

informed the Senate that a quorum of the JAMES HILLHOUSE and URIAH Tracy, from

House of Representatives is assembled, and Connecticut.

ready to proceed to business. _ ELIJAH PAINE, and Isaso TICHENOR, from

Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the Vermont. Joux RUTHERFORD and RICHARD STOCKTON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and acquaint

him that a quorum of the Senate is assembled. from New Jersey.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the WILLIAM BINGHAM, from Pennsylvania.

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

Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to

business. WILLIAM COCKE, from Tennessee.

A message from the House of RepresentaJACOB READ, from South Carolina.

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, to

Sl gether with such committee as the Senate may sufficient to constitute a quorum, they adjourned 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

two Houses is assembled, and ready to receive TUESDAY, December 6.

any communications that he may be pleased to ALEXANDER MARTIN, from the State of North

make to them. 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 LIVER• The VICE PRESIDENT communicated a letter

MORE be the joint committee on the part of the from PIERCE BUTLER, notifying the resignation

Senate. of his 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 committeo appointed a Senator by the State of Massachu

assachu: appointed for that purpose, that they had setts, in place of GEORGE CABOT, resigned; of waited on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Isang TICHENOR, 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 URIAH TRAOY, 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-I tended.

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