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State Balances.

(FEBRUARY, 1802. Ordered, That Mr. PINCKNEY, Mr. TAZEWELL, I been duly elected President of the United and Mr. BAYARD, be appointed a committee to States, for the term of four years commencing wait on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, on the fourth day of March next; and that the and notify him that THOMAS JEFFERSON is Clerk of this House do go with the said mes elected President of the United States, for the sage. term commencing on the fourth day of March next.

THURSDAY, February 19. Ordered, That a message be sent to the Sen

State Balances. ate to inform them that Thomas JEFFERSON has

| Mr. Hill, from the committee appointed to

inquire into the expediency of extinguishing the Connecticut.-7 for Burr, viz: Mr. C. Goodrich, Mr. E. Goodrich, Griswold, Mr. Dana, Mr. J. Davenport, Mr. Ed.

claims of the United States for certain balances mond, Mr. J. C. Smith.

.which, by the Commissioners appointed to settle Vormont.--1 for Jefferson, viz: Mr. Lyon.

the accounts between the United States and the One for Burr, viz: Mr. Morris.

New York. 6 for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. Bailey, Mr. several States, were reported to be due from seve Thompson, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Elmendorph, Mr. Van Cort ral of the States to the United States, now made landt, Mr. J. Smith. Four for Mr. Burr, viz: Mr. Bird, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Cooper,

a report, accompanied by a bill to extinguish Mr. Platt.

the claims of the United States, for eertain New Jersey.-8 for Jefferson, viz: Mr. Kitchell, Mr. Con

balances reported to be due from several of the dit, Mr. Linn. e "*u Tattaren viz: Mr. Gallatin, and the consideration of the said rampe

States to the United States; which was real, Pennsylvania.-9 for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. Gallatin, Mr. Gregg, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Leib, Mr. Smilie, Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. Heister, Mr. Stewart, Mr. R. Brown.

bill postponed until the third day of March nert. Four for Burr, viz: Mr. Waln, Mr. Kittera, Mr. Thomas, The report is as follows: Mr. Woods. Delaware.--1 for Mr. Burr, viz: Mr. Bayard.

The committee appointed to inquire into the exMaryland.-4 for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. S. Smith, Mr. pediency of extinguishing the claims of the United Dent, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Christie. Four for Mr. Burr, viz: Mr. J. C. Thomas, Mr. Craik, Mr.

States for certain balances which, by the Commis Dennis, and Mr. Baer.

sioners appointed to settle the accounts between the
Virginia.-14 invariably for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. United States and the several States, were reported
Nicholas, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cabell, Mr. Dawson, Mr. Eggleston, to be due from several of the States to the United
Mr. Goode, Mr. Gray, Mr. Holmes, Mr. Jackson, Mr. New,
Mr. Randolph, Mr. A. Trigg. Mr. J. Trigg. Mr. Tazewell States, report

Five for Mr. Burr on the same ballots, (two of whom on That the Commissioners aforesaid, on the liquids-
the first ballot voted for Mr. Jefferson,) viz: Mr. Evans, Mr. tion of the accounts, reported that there were des
H. Lee, Mr. Page, Mr. Parker, Mr. Powell.
North Carolina,-6 invariably for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr.

from several of the States certain balances, that is
Alston, Mr. Macon, Mr. Stanford, Mr. Stone, Mr. R. Williams, to say:
Mr. Spaight.
Four for Burr on some ballots, (8 of whom on the first

New York

. . . . $2,074.846 ballot voted for Mr. Jefferson) viz: Mr. Henderson, Mr.


76,709 Hill, Mr. Dickson, Mr. Grove.

Delaware . . . . South Carolina.-Mr. Sumter being sick has not attended,



Maryland but will attend, at every hazard, the moment bis vote can

. . .


. be of any avail. The individual votes of the Representa

• Virginia .

100.879 tives of this State are not accurately known, but it is gene North Carolina

501,089 rally believed that Mr. Huger votes for Mr. Jefferson; and Mr. Rutledge, Mr. Pinckney, and Mr. Harper, vote for Mr. That Congress by an act passed the 15th February, Burr. Mr. Nott's vote is doubtful. He has gone home. 1799, engaged that any State so reported against Georgia. -1 for Jefferson, viz: Mr. Taliaferro-Mr. Jones,

might discharge itself from the claim, by an engage who is dead, would have voted the same way.

Kentucky.-2 for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. Davis and Mr. ment in the form of a legislative act, to be passed Fowler.

before the first of April, 1800, to pay at the TreaTennessee.-1 for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Mr. Claiborne.

sury of the United States, within five years, the On Saturday last a memorial was presented to John Chew Thomas, representative in Congress for this District, from a

amount of the sum assumed by the United States is respectable number of his constituents, recommending him the debt of such State; or by expending moneys to to vote for Thomas Jefferson, and declaring that at least two- the like amount within the time aforesaid in the thirds of his constituents were in favor of the election of Mr. Jefferson.

erection of fortifications. And the said act of ConThe memorial was signed by the most respectable Federal gress provides further, that any payment or expendigentlemen of the City of Washington.

ture aforesaid shall be credited at the Treasury to the

amount of stock which said payment or expenditure [From the National Intelligencer, of Feb. 18.]

is equal to the purchase of at the market prices of On Tuesday at 12 o'clock the 35th ballot was taken; the

stock. That the State of New York passed, within result the same with that of the preceding ballots.

the time limited, the Legislative act required by the At one o'clock the 36th ballot was taken which issued in act of Congress aforesaid, and has already received the election of Thomas Jefferson,

credit at the Treasury for the sum of $222,810 06, On this ballot there were,

Ten States for Mr. Jefferson, viz: Vermont, New York, for having previously expended in fortifications the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Caro sum of $136,533 82. That no other State has lina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Four States for Mr. Burr, viz: Rhode Island, New Hamp

acceded to the terms offered by the said act of Congress shire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

The committee further report, that, by the immeTwo States voted by blank ballots, viz : Delaware and diate operation of the said act of Congress, and of the South Carolina

Legislature of the State of New York, that State was In the instance of Vermont, Mr. Morris withdrew. In that of South Carolina, Mr. Huger, who is understood

exonerated and released from a very considerable part previously uniformly to have voted for Mr. Jefferson, also of the balance reported, to wit, the sum of $891,129 31, withdrew, from a spirit of accommodation, which enabled

the balance reported against the State being to that South Carolina to give a blank vote. And in the instance of Maryland, four votes were for Jef

amount more than the sum subscribed on the assumpferson and four blank.

ition of the United States in the debt of that State,


FEBRUARY, 1801.]
Sedition Act.

(H. OF R. the sum so subscribed amounts to $1,183,716 69; my humble acknowledgments, and the sentiments of that the sum of $891,129 31, exceeds the whole zeal and fidelity by which I shall endeavor to merit amount of the balance reported to be due from any these proofs of confidence from the nation, and its one of the States, and the aggregate amount of the representatives; and accept, yourselves, my particular whole of the balances, with the exception of the thanks for the obliging terms in which you have balance reported to be due from the State of Delaware. been pleased to communicate their will. The committee, without entering into a discussion

“ THOMAS JEFFERSON. of the principles whereon the settlement of the ac "FEBRUARY 20, 1801.” counts by the Commissioners was founded, remark,

Sedition Act. that as none of the States but the State of New York have manifested any disposition to pay the balances The House then went into a Committee of reported against them, whether the terms offered by the Whole, on the bill to repeal part of an act, the said act of Congress operate favorably or not, entitled “ An act in addition to the act, entitled and none of them have assented to the justice or An act for the punishment of certain crimes equity of the claim of the United States, and no against the United States,'” and to continue in

ns exist of exacting payment, it seems unwise force the residue of the same. to keep alive a claim which cannot be enforced, and

On the question that the said bill be engrossed may have the effect of producing irritation and ex- for a third reading citing discontent; and as the act of Congress has al

Mr. Dawson said, when the law which this ready released the State of New York from so large

so large bill was intended to continue was first passed, I

; an amount and enabled that State, with ease and advantage, to discharge the residue of the balance

gave to it my dissent; I did it from a convicreported to be due from that State, the committee are

tion on my mind that it does violate that of opinion that release of the balances dne from the constitution which I have sworn to support, and other States is expedient, and for this purpose report

from a persuasion that the then state of things a bill, which is submitted.

did not require it: that while it begat an uvjnst suspicion of the American character, it was a

stain on our code of legislation. SATURDAY, February 21.

If these were my impressions at that time, President Elect.

some reflection since, aided by the productions Mr. PINCKNEY, from the committee instructed

of men whose names and talents will be long on the eighteenth instant to wait on the PRESI

remembered, and a knowledge of the sentiments DENT elect, to notify him of his election, reported

of the State from which I come, and of the that the committee had performed that service,

people whom I represent, have confirmed those and addressed the PRESIDENT elect in the follow

impressions, and have resolved me to vote ing words, to wit:

against that bill in every shape and in every

stage, and I hope that it will not be suffered to “ The committee beg leave to express their wishes for the prosperity of your Administration; and their

be engrossed. Sir, it is well remembered by sincere desire that it may promote your own happi

me, nor can it be forgotten by any gentleman, ness and the welfare of our country.”

on what grounds this law was advocated and To which the PRESIDENT elect was pleased to

first passed; it was then supported and pressed

upon us as a necessary link in a chain of meamake the following reply:

sures which a majority of the two Houses of "I receive, gentlemen, with profound thankfulness, Congress thought proper to adopt to meet a this testimony of confidence from the great Represen | particular crisis—to guard against the supposed tative Council of our nation : it fills up the measure

| intrigues of a foreign nation—to give respectaof that grateful satisfaction which had already been

bility and energy to our Executive-to prederived from the suffrages of my fellow-citizens themselves, designating me as one of those to whom they

vent its falling into disrepute with the people, were willing to commit this charge, the most impor

and to punish factious individuals. The history tant of all others to them. In deciding between the

of the last two years has, I am persuaded, con. candidates, whom their equal vote presented to your

vinced gentlemen how mistaken were their opinchoice, I am sensible that age has been respected

ions of the American character. With me they rather than more active and useful qualifications. must now believe that whatever difference there

“I know the difficulties of the station to which I may be in our political principles, when the am called, and feel, and acknowledge, my incompe- safety, freedom, or honor of our country is tence to them: But, whatsoever of understanding, threatened by a foreign nation, like a band of whatsoever of diligence, whatsoever of justice, or of brothers we will rally round our government affectionate concern for the happiness of man, it has and support it by means which the constitution pleased Providence to place within the compass of my

in the compass of my of our country authorizes, and which the energy faculties, shall be called forth for the discharge of the duties confided to me, and for procuring to my

of the case may require. How far this law has fellow-citizens all the benefits which our constitution

given respectability or energy to our adminishas placed under the guardianship of the General

tration I will not pretend to say; the events of Government.

the present day are an ample comment on that "Guided by the wisdom and patriotism of those to

point; but, after the experience which we have

point; but, after the experience w whom it belongs to express the Legislative will of the had, since some of the objects for which it was nation, I will give to that will a faithful execution. formed do not exist, and others have not been

“I pray you, gentlemen, to convey to the honora- answered, I did hope that no attempt would ble body from which you are deputed, the homage of I have been made to continue it, and that it would

H OF R.]
Uniform System of Bankruptcy.

[FEBRUARY, 1801 have been suffered to expire like its twin-| Dickson, William Edmond, Thomas Evans, Abie! brother, the Alien law. In this hope, however, Foster, Jonathan Freeman, Henry Glenn, Chandey I have been disappointed; gentlemen have come Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich, Roger Griswold, William forward and supported it with a zeal, not un

Barry Grove, Robert Goodloe Harper, Archibali common to them on other occasions, and unex

Henderson, William H. Hill, James H. Imlay, John

| Wilkes Kittera, Henry Lee, Silas Lee, Ebenezer Matpected in the present, when we were taught to

toon, Lewis R. Morris, Harrison G. Otis, Robert believe that they were at least indifferent about

Page, Thomas Pinckney, Jonas Platt, Leven Powell, it. and new reasons have been assigned for its John' Read. Nathan Read. John Rutledge. Willis continuance-formerly it was thought necessary | Shepard, John C. Smith, James Sheafe. Samuel Tes. to protect the administration against the people ; ( ney, Geo. Thatcher, John Chew Thomas, Richard and now, sir, it is wanted to guard individuals Thomas, Peleg Wadsworth, Robert Waln, Lempel against an administration which may be weak Williams, and Henry Woods. or wicked. Experience has, I am persuaded, Nays.—Willis Alston, Theodorus Bailey, Phannel convinced gentlemen that it has not answered Bishop, Robert Brown, Samuel J. Cabell, Gabriel the first purpose, and I hope they will find it Christie, Matthew Clay, William C. C. Claiborne, unnecessary for the latter. Into whatever hands John Condit, Thomas T. Davis, John Dawson, the administration of our country may fall, its George Dent, Joseph Eggleston, Lucas Elmendorps, acts ought to be examined with that freedom

John Fowler, Albert Gallatin, Samuel Goode, Edvin which becomes freemen, and with that decency

Gray, Andrew Gregg, John A. Hanna, Joseph Heis

ter, David Holmes, Benjamin Huger, George Jackson, which becomes gentlemen; so long as they are

Aaron Kitchell, Michael Leib, Levi Lincoln, Matthew guided by justice and wisdom, they will be sup

P|Lyon, James Linn, Edward Livingston, Nathaniel ported with decision and firmness by the friends | Macon, Peter Muhlenberg, Anthony New, John Nichto the administration; whenever they shall de- olas, Joseph H. Nicholson, Josiah Parker, John Rasscend from these great principles, the voice of dolph, John Smilie, John Smith, Samuel Smith, Richthe people will again sweep the actors from the ard Dobbs Spaight, Richard Stanford, David Store political theatre.

Thomas Sumter, John Stewart, Benjamin Taliaferr), This law, sir, has been advocated, because it John Thompson, Abram Trigg, John Trigg, Lyttleis said to ameliorate the common law of Eng-ton W. Tazewell, Philip Van Cortlandt, Joseph R land, and on this argument much dependence | Varnum, and Robert Williams. has been placed ; however, admitting it to be true, on a moment's reflection it will not be

WEDNESDAY, February 25. found to merit any consideration; for, sir, let it The House then resolved itself into a Commitbe remembered that the opponents to this law tee of the Whole on the bill providing for a Nsare also the opponents to the adoption of that law val Peace Establishment, and for other purposes; as the law of the United States, and do not think and, after some time spent therein, the Commitit authorized by the constitution; this is the tee rose and reported several amendments theredoctrine which they have uniformly contended to; which were read, but, an adjournment being for, and which, pardon me if I say, has been es- called for, the House adjourned. tablished as fully as one point possibly can be ; it is not therefore probable, nay, I think it im

Friday, February 27. possible, that they ever should appeal to it to Uniform System of Bankruptcy. shield them. No, sir, supported by the justice

The House proceeded to consider the amendand policy of their measures, I trust they will

ments reported yesterday, from the Committee of need the aid of neither the Alien, Sedition, nor

the whole House, to the bill to amend and conCommon law.

tinue in force the act, entitled “ An act to estabSir, it will be unnecessary for me to touch on the unconstitutionality of this law; it has been

lish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughproven over and over again in this House, and

out the United States ;" whereupon the amend

ments reported from the Committee of the whole in every part of the continent, and if what has been said and written has not convinced gentle

House were, on the question severally put there

on, agreed to by the House. men, no effect would be produced by any thing which I could say. But, sir, as some of the ob

The said bill was then further amended at the jects for which the law was first enacted have

Clerk's table; and, on the question that the passed by, and others have not been answered

same be engrossed and read the third time, it

was resolved in the affirmative-yeas 49, nays as the friends to the approaching administration

42, as follows: do not wish it for their protection, and the opponents will not need it for theirs, I do hope that l Yeas.-George Baer, Bailey Bartlett, James A. those gentlemen who doubt about the constitu

Bayard, John Bird, John Brown, Christopher G. tionality will vote with us, and that the bill will

Champlin, William Cooper, William Craik, Samnel

W. Dana, John Davenport, Franklin Davenport, John not be permitted to be engrossed.

Dennis, George Dent, Joseph Dickson, William EdThe question was then taken, and the en

en- mond, Thomas Evans, Abiel Foster, Jonathan Freegrossment refused, 49 to 53, as follows:

| man, Henry Glenn, Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur GoodYeas.-George Baer, Bailey Bartlett, James A. | rich, Roger Griswold, Robert Goodloe Harper, ArchiBayard, John Brown, Christopher G. Champlin, Wil-bald Henderson, William H. Hill, Benjamin Huger, liam Cooper, William Craik, Samuel W. Dana, John James H. Imlay, John Wilkes Kittera, Silas Lee, Davenport, Franklin Davenport, John Dennis, Joseph | Edward Livingston, Lewis R. Morris, Harrison G.

FEBRUARY, 1801.)
Remonstrance of Georgia.

[H. OF R.
Otis, Josiah Parker, Thomas Pinckney, Jonas Platt, | Ordered, That the said bill, with the amend-
Leven Powell, John Read, Nathan Read, William ment, be engrossed, and read the third time to-
Shepard, Samuel Smith, John C. Smith, James day.
Sheafe, Samuel Tenney, George Thatcher, John
Chew Thomas, Pelego Wadsworth, Robert Waln,

Remonstrance of Georgia. Lemuel Williams, and Henry Woods.

Mr. Dana, from the committee to whom was NAYS.-Willis Alston, Theoderus Bailey, Phanuel referred, on the seventh ultimo, the memorial Bishop, Robert Brown, Samuel J. Cabell, Matthew and remonstrance of the Legislature of the State Clay, William Charles Cole Claiborne, John Condit, of Georgia, made a report; which was read, John Dawson, Joseph Eggleston, John Fowler, Albert and ordered to be committed to a Committee of Gallatin, Edwin Gray, Andrew Gregg, John A.

the whole House on Monday next. Hanna, Joseph Heister, David Holmes, George Jackson, Aaron Kitchell, Michael Leib, Levi Lincoln,

The report is as follows: Matthew Lyon, James Lion, Nathaniel Macon, Peter The Committee to whom was referred the Address Muhlenberg, Anthony New, John Nicholas, Joseph and Remonstrance of the Legislature of the H. Nicholson, John Randolph, John Smilie, John State of Georgia, submit the following Report: Smith, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Richard Stanford, The remonstrance complains of two acts of Congress David Stone, Thomas Sumter, John Stewart, Ben- respecting the Mississippi Territory; one passed in min Taliaferro, John Thompson, Abram Trigg, John April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, Trigg, Lyttleton W. Tazewell, and Joseph B. Varnum. the other in May, one thousand eight hundred; and

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amend- / prays for their repeal. ments, be engrossed and read the third time to

The tract of country called the Mississippi Terri

tory, is bounded on the west by the River Mississippi, morrow,

on the east by the river Appalachicola, or ChatahooNaval Peace Establishment.

chee, on the south by the Southern boundary of the

United States, and on the north by a line drawn An engrossed bill providing for a Naval Peace from the confluence of the river Yazoo with the MisEstablishment, and for other purposes, was read sissippi, due east to the before mentioned river Chathe third time; and, on the question that the tahoochee. same do pass, it was resolved in the affirmative For a view of the claim of the United States to the -yeas 69, nays 18.

territory in question, the committee, in the present

instance, deem it sufficient to refer to a report of the SATURDAY, February 28.

Attorney General, made to the Senate, at the first

session of the fourth Congress, and to the report of a An engrossed bill to augment the salaries of

committee of the House of Representatives, made at the District Judges in the districts of Massachu

the first session of the sixth Congress. The last-mensetts, New York, Delaware, and Maryland, re

tioned report also contains a summary statement of a spectively, was read the third time, and passed.

variety of individual claims to land within the terriMr. GREGG, from the committee to whom was

tory. this day referred the memorial of Thomas Clax- | The claim of Georgia is particularly stated in the ton and others, made a report; which he de- remonstrance referred to your committee. livered in at the Clerk's table, where the same | The two acts of Congress, of which the remonwas twice read and considered; whereupon, strance complains, have provided for an adjustment

Resoloed, That Thomas Claxton, James Ma- of those claims, through the agency of Commissioners; thers, and Thomas Dunn, be permitted to oc

and also for the establishment of a government over cupy, free of rent, until otherwise directed by

the Mississippi Territory, similar to that established by Congress, the houses now in their respective

the ordinance of Congress, of July one thousand seven possession, the property of the United States, in

hundred and eighty-seven, for the Territory north

| west of the river Ohio; saving and reserving to the the public square in the City of Washington, on

State of Georgia all her right or claim to the said which the Capitol stands; together with a small

territory. piece of ground contiguous to each, for a garden,

| Commissioners have accordingly been appointed on to be enclosed in such manner as not to inter- the part of the United States, and also on the part fere with any of the public streets or avenues of Georgia, for negotiating an adjustment of their rerunning through the said square.

spective claims. No report has yet been laid before Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do Congress from the Commissioners of the United carry the said resolution to the Senate, and de- States; but the business of their commission is unsire their concurrence.

derstood to be yet pending. Mr. GRISWOLD, from the committee appointed, Considering this state of things, the committee presented a bill further to amend the act, en-deem it proper for them to abstain from any partititled “ An act for establishing the temporary

cular discussion of the several claims to the Missisand permanent seat of the Government of the

sippi Territory, while a hope is cherished that an United States;" which was read twice, and com

amicable adjustment may be ultimately effected.

Nor do they think it expedient to adopt any measure mitted to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

| which may be prejudicial to an object so desirable.

The committee therefore submit the following reThe House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the bill concerning the Mint; and, " Resolved. That it would not be proper at this after some time spent therein, the committee time for the House to take any further order on the rose and reported one amendment thereto; Address and Remonstrance of the Legislature of the which was twice read, and agreed to by the House. I State of Georgia.



H. or R.]
Thanks to the Speaker.

[MARCH, 1801. Monday, March 2.

TUESDAY, 6 o'clock P. M., March 3. The SPEAKER laid before the House a letter

Thanks to the Speaker. from the President of the United States Mr. Page moved the following resolution: elect, which was read, and is as follows:

Resolved, That the thanks of the House be presented WASHINGTON, March 2, 1801. to Theodore Sedgwick for his conduct while in the SIR: I beg leave through you to inform the Hon

chair of this House. orable the House of Representatives of the United The question was taken whether this motion States, that I shall take the oath which the constitu- was in order. It was decided to be in order. tion prescribes to the President of the United States The yeas and nays were ordered. before he enters on the execution of his office, on Mr. CHRISTIE said he should not point out the Wednesday, the fourth instant, at twelve o'clock, in improprieties in the conduct of the Speaker the Senate Chamber.

while in the chair, otherwise than by his vote, I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, I though he possessed the right to call up to the sir, your most obedient, and most humble servant,

recollection of the House the many inconsistenTHOMAS JEFFERSON.

cies his presidency had been marked with. In Hon. THEODORE SEDGWICK,

doing that, Mr. SPEAKER, I shall behave better Speaker of the House of Representatives.

to you than you have ever done to me. Ordered. That said letter do lie on the table. The cry of “order!” “order!" prevented any

more being said, and Mr. O. sat down. Mausoleum to Washington.

The yeas and nays were then takep, and reThe House proceeded to consider the amend- sulted-yeas 40, nays 35. ments proposed by the Senate to the bill en- Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER made his acknowtitled "An act to erect a mausoleum for GEORGE edgments to the House in the manner followWASHINGTON :" Whereupon,

A motion was made and seconded to amend Accept, gentlemen, my thanks, I pray yon, for the the amendment of the Senate to the first section respectful terms in which you have been pleased to of the said bill, by striking out, from the tenth express the opinion you entertain of the manner in line thereof, the word “fifty," for the purpose which I have discharged the arduous duties of the of inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “one

station to which I was raised by your kind regard. hundred :"

Although I am conscious of having intended faithAnd the question being taken thereupon, it

fully to execute the trust confided to this chair, yet I

am sensible that, whatever success may have attendpassed in the negative-yeas 84, nays 49.

ed my endeavors, is justly attributable to the candid, The said amendments of the Senate were

honorable, and firm support which you have conthen further amended at the Clerk's table, and,

stantly afforded. I cannot lay the least claim to on the question that the House do agree to the merit for any thing that I have done ; because the said amendments as amended, it was resolved generous confidence which you had reposed in me in the affirmative-yeas 46, nays 33, as follows: demanded that. I should devote all my feeble talents YEAS.—Theodorus Bailey, Bailey Bartlett, John

to your service. Bird, Phanuel Bishop, Robert Brown, Samuel J. Being now about to retire from this House, and, as Cabell, Matthew Clay, William C. C. Claiborne, Sa I hope, from the public councils for ever, permit me, muel W. Dana, John Davenport, John Dawson, Jo

gentlemen, to bid you, collectively and individually, a seph Eggleston, John Fowler, Albert Gallatin,

affectionate farewell. It is true that I have long Chauncey Goodrich, Andrew Gregg, William Barry

wished to indulge repose in the shade of private life; Grove, John A. Hanna, Joseph Heister, David

but the moment of separation inflicts an anguish ioHolmes, John Wilkes Kittera, Michael Leib, Levi Lin

expressible by language. It is a separation from coln, Matthew Lyon, James Linn, Edward Living

men of dignity of character, of honorable sentiments, ston, Nathaniel Macon, Peter Muhlenberg, Anthony

and of disinterested patriotism; an association with New, John Nicholas, John Read, Nathan Read, wm. whom has been my pride and solace amidst all the Shepard. John Smilie, John Smith, Samuel Smith. fatigue and vexation of public life. Of the friendship Richard Dobbs Spaight. David Stone. Benjamin of such men, long, uninterrupted and cordial as it has Taliaferro, Samuel Tenney, John Chew Thomas, been, I shall always cherish a grateful remembrance. John Thompson, Abram Trigg, John Trigg, Joseph May you receive the reward most grateful to generB. Varnum, and Peleg Wadsworth.

ous spirits, the reward of witnessing, as the effects are NAYS.-James A. Bayard, John Brown, Christo- your labors, the increasing prosperity, and happiness pher G. Champlin, Gabriel Christie, William Craik. I and glory, of your country. Franklin Davenport, John Dennis, Joseph Dickson,

As the last words which I shall utter, as a public William Edmond, Thomas Evans, Abiel Foster, Henry man, Glenn, Roger Griswold, Robert Goodloe Harper, Archi- have had the honor, here, to act and think, whose bald Henderson, Benjamin Huger, James H. Imlay,

confidence I have enjoyed, whose bosoms have been George Jackson, Henry Lee, Silas Lee, Ebenezer opened to my inspection, in my cool and reflected opinMattoon, Robert Page, Thomas Pinckney, Jonas

ion, deserve all of esteem, affection, and gratitude, Platt, John Randolph, John C. Smith, Richard Stan

which their countrymen can bestow. On this occaford, Thomas Sumter, James Sheafe, John Stewart,

sion I deem myself authorized, from the present cirGeorge Thatcher, Lemuel Williams, and Henry

cumstances, to make this declaration; and I do it in the most solemn manner, in the presence of the as sembled Representatives of America ; and not only 80, but in the awful presence of that heart-searching

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