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[MARCH, 1803. States, who, in carrying on a lawful trade to (of Virginia,) Henry Southard, Richard Stanford, foreign parts, have suffered losses by the seizure Joseph Stanton, John Stewart, John Taliaferro, jr., of their property, made by unauthorized French | David Thomas, Philip R. Thompson, Abram Trigg. cruisers, or by any French cruiser, without suf- John Trigg, Philip Van Cortlanát, Joseph B. Varficient canse" to which Committee of the whole num, Isaac Van Horne, Robert Williams, Robers House was also referred, on the second instant,
Williams, Richard Winn, and Thomas Wynns. the report of a select committee, made the twenty-second of April last, on “the memorials
THURSDAY, March 3. and petitions of sundry citizens of the United
Thanks to the Speaker. States, and resident merchants therein, praying relief, in the case of depredations committed on
On a motion made and seconded, their vessels and cargoes, while in pursuit of
“That the thanks of this House be presented to lawful commerce by the crnisers of the French NATHANIEL Macon, the Speaker, in testimony of their Republic, during the late European war :"
approbation for his conduct in discharging the arduous It passed in the negative--yeas 21, nays 48,
and important duties assigned him, while in the
chair:"" as follows: YEAS.—John Bacon, James A. Bayard, John
It was unanimously resolved in the affirmaCampbell, Samuel W. Dana, William Eustis, Calvin tive, by yeas and nays, every member present Goddard, Roger Griswold, Seth Hastings, William
voting in the affirmative. H. Hill, Benjamin Huger, Samuel Hunt, Samuel L.
Whereupon, Mr. SPEAKER made his acknow. Mitchill, Thomas Morris, Thomas Plater, Nathan ledgments to the House, in manner following: Read, John Cotton Smith, Samuel Tenney, Samuel « Gentlemen : Accept my sincere thanks for the Thatcher, George B. Upham, Peleg Wadsworth, and vote which you have been pleased to pass, expressive Lemuel Williams.
of your approbation of my conduct in the chair; NAYS.-Willis Alston, John Archer, Theodorus | they are also due to each of you, for the liberal supBailey, Phanuel Bishop, Richard Brent, Robert port which I have uniformly received. Brown, William Butler, Samuel J. Cabell, Thomas | “Permit me to wish you a safe return home and Claiborne, John Clopton, John Condit, William happy meeting with your friends." Dickson, Peter Early, Lucas Elmendorph, Ebenezer
| A message from the Senate informed the Elmer, Andrew Gregg, Daniel Heister, Joseph Heis
| House that the Senate having completed the ter, William Helms, William Hoge, James Holland, 11 George Jackson, Michael Leib, David Meriwether, I
Legislative business before them, are now ready Thomas Moore, James Mott, Anthony New, Thomas
to adjourn. Newton, jr., John Randolph, jr., John Smilie, Israel - Whereupon, Mr. SPRAKER adjourned the Smith, John Smith, (of New York,) John Smith, | House, sine die.
Accommodation of the President, 806 Appropriations.
ADAMS, JOHN, Vice President, attends Senate, 8; declares
result of election of President to Senate, 6; gives notice
to the Senate of time he will take the oath, 6; valedic-
tory to the Senate, 8; reply to answer of the Senate to
his valedictory address as Vice President, 9; his inaugu-
ral address, 11; presides in joint meeting of Senate and
Hoase, to count the votes for President, 62; remarks on
mode of proceeding, 62; his method of counting the
votes, 62; votes given to, for President in 1796, 62; de-
claration to the two Houses of the votes for President in
1796, 63; notifies Congress of the time he will take the
oath as President, 66; President of United States, 113;
reply to answer of Senate to President's message, 119;
bis proclamation calling extra session of Congress, 120;
reply to answer of House to President's message, 143;
reply to answer of Senate to message, 170; reply to an-
swer of House to President's message, 182; reply to an-
swer of House to President's message, 380; message to
House announcing death of Washington, 434; vote for,
as President, 487; reply to address of Senate, 484; reply
to answer of Senate to President's message, 823; reply
to answer of Senate to message, 402; reply to address of
Senate on death of Washington, 403; answer to address
of Honse, 432; letter to Senate on public property in his
hands, 487; reply to answer of House to message, 500;
his administration, note, 539. See Message. See Index,
ADAMS, SAMUEL, vote for, as President in 1796, 68.
Address in Senate, in answer to message at 2d session, 4th
Congress, 4; in answer to message 1st session, Afth Con-
gress, 117; 2d session, 5th Congress, 169; 3d session, 6th
Congress, 822; 1st session, 6th Congress, 402; 2d session,
6th Congress, 483; of Senate to President on death of
Answer of House to Message, 2d session, 4th Congress,
considered, 17; motion to lay over, 17; unusua: not
unprecedented motion, 17; improper to go into the sub-
ject before members had time to reflect on it, 17; the
more expeditious, the greater will the effect be, 17; &
subject of extensive consequence, 18; too important to
be bastened, 18; no precedent for delay, 18; only two
subjects on which there can be a difference of opinton,
18; & delay would have a very unpleasant appearance,
18; many bad consequences may attend hastening the
subject, 18; are we always to act by precedent ! 18; mo-
tion to postpone lost, 19; verbal amendments proposed,
22; debate on, 22; parts expressive of wisdom and
firmness in the Administration objected to, 23; has been
& want of firmness for the last six years, 28; this want
has brought the country to its present alarming condi-
tion, 23; no reason to exult in the view of our foreign
relations, 28; our internal situation no ground for admi- !
ration, 28; the government can go on very well after
the President retires, 28; no uncomfortable sensations
felt at his retirement, 23; wisdom and firmness not
doubted, 24; further debate, 24, 25, 26, 27; no inconve.
nience from voting the address, 28; shall one slip, one
criminal slip rob the President of his good name ? 23;
duty of the House to do that patriot all the honor they
could, 28; United States do not enjoy “tranquil prosper.
ity," 29; we are not the proper organs to declare the
people free and enlightened, 29; condition of Europe,
80; further debate, 81, 82; address adopted, 88.
Answer of House to President's Message, 1st session,
5th Congress, debate on, 194; sections proposed to be
inserted, 124; the answer is predicated upon the prin-
ciple of approving all the measures of the Executive
with respect to France, whilst the amendment avoids
giving that approbation, 124; which of the two grounds
would the House take, was the question, 124; the pre-
sent a most important crisis, 125; statement of the case,
125; the rights of France relative to the three principal
subjects which are causes of complaint between the two
countries, 126; arguments of our ministers recapito-
lated, 126; free ships make free goods, 126; contraband
articles, 126; carrying provision, 126; if these amend-
ments are agreed to, fresh insults and aggressions must
be expected, 127; was the conduct of France justifiable
in rejecting our minister ? 127; complaints of France,
127; examined, 127, 128; France considers our govern.
ment and people divided, 129; address objectionable in
approving the course pursued in conducting our for-
eign relations and in expressions of resentment and
indignation towards France, 180; conduct of France
considered, 180; federalisin and anti-federalism, 180;
amendment scrutinized, 181; all the steps taken by the
Executive had a view to an eventual appeal to arms, 181;
shall the Executive be approved, or France put on the
same ground as other belligerents, 181; any answer to
message objectionable, 182; further debate, 183; facts
disclosed by the message, 134; the answer of the com.
mittee seems to express indignity on account of injaries
received from France, and a determination to repel
them—the amendment is in a conciliatory tone and
recommends that negotiations be begun as with other
belligerents, 135; arguments in favor of each consid-
ered, 185, 186; course of the debate, 186; view of tho
question, 187; from what line of conduct are we to
expect the most beneficent issue, 187; the amount of
the question is whether we shall place all nations on a
level as to commerce, and remove inequalities existing
between them, 188; a view of facts, 188, 189; other
amendments proposed, 139; shall any notice bo taken
of the speech of Barras ? 140; it is an indignity, 140, 141;
amendments carried, 142; moved that such members as
do not choose need not attend at the presentation of the
answer, 142; all now obliged to attend anless sick or
leave of absence obtained, 142; the mover excused | 481, 540, 664; on the resolutions relative to the right
unanimously, if it would not comport with his dignity to the United States to the free navigation of the Missis
Answer to President's Message, 2d session, 5th Con- Appropriation vil for 1797, amendments of Senste, %; for
gress; verbal amendments proposed and adopted, 181; 1798, 198.
an excuse from attending the ceremony asked, 182; the appropriations to purchase furniture for Presidents
House will not compel the members to go about parad house; appropriation considered, 88; indirect way
ing the streets of Philadelphia, 182 ; none of the mem raising President's salary, 88; what has been done in
bers particularly anxious for the society of the member former years, 88; if it was an increase of salary the Pre-
who asks to be excused, 182; no power in the House to sident could dispose of the money as he plessed, but the
compel any member to attend, 182; further discussion, furniture proposed for purchase remains the property
182; motion withdrawn, 182
of the United States, 89; motion to strike out $14,000
Answer in House, 8d session, Bth Congress, 829; 1st and insert $8,000—no reason for furnishing the borse
session, 6th Congress, 481; 2d session, 6th Congress, 499. of the President more than that of any other officer, 69;
Address of House to President, see Index, vol. 1.
the thing wrong, a larger salary should be given, 9;
Admirals in the Navy, bill for their appointment reported, the situasion of the President should be comfortable ed
478; motion to postpone, 478; no necessity for the bill, respectable, 90; further debate on the amount of the
473; reasons for the appointment, 478; postponement appropriation, 90, 91, 92.
Military.-The hospital department considered, 3;
African Slaces, memorial of Quakers on, presented in Sen $80,000 moved, 93; unnecessary to appropriate so mach,
ate, 170; ordered to be withdrawn, 171. See Indes, 93; $10,000 enough, 93; $10,000 adopted, $; Quarter
vol. 1, African Slaves and Slavery and Slave trade.
master's Department, &c., considered, 93; Decessary to
ALBERTSON, JOB, a manumitted slave, petition of, 57.
allow a certain discretion to the Secretary with regard to
ALKANDER, WILLIAM, petition of, 198.
specific sums, 93; appropriations of previous years, $;
Algerine captices, ransom of, 95. See Algerine War, Index, appropriations for repairing certain posts on lakes shell
be rejected, as it will become a yearly expense, 94; state
Alien Enemies, bill relative to, 280; amended bill reported, of those works not known, 94; appropriation for West
801; bill from House committee taken up, 805; motion Point, debated, 94, 93; items agreed to, 97; motion to
to rise for purpose of postponoment, 805; debate, 805; insert an item for the purchase of horses and equipment
motion withdrawn, 805.
of cavalry, 97; debate, 98, 99. See Defensive Veana
Alien and Sedition laws, petitions for repeal of, 858, 864. Question of filling blanks, considered, 252; account
Aliens.-See Naturalisation Laros.
War Department obscure, 252; various itens examined
ALLEN, Joux, Representative from Connecticnt, 185, 179, 831; 252; $150,000 adopted for Quartermaster's Department,
on a naval armament, 184; offers resolution for addi. 258.
tional duty on salt, 168; on relations with France, 240, Natal.-Appropriation for finishing three frigates,
241; on the naturalization laws, 258, 259; on the sedi considered, 76; so far as they go, three frigates stre
tion bill, 805; on the expulsion of Matthew Lyon, 869. stability and protection to commerce, 76; will save
ALSTON, WILLIS, Representative from North Carolina, 429, more than five times their cost, 76; treaty or ships sro
497, 569, 698; against a mausoleum to Washington, 511; the two things before us, 76; motion to connect a bill
on the reading of the letter of James McHenry, 696.
for manning and equipping, 77; this form of tacking
Amendment to Constitution, resolution relative to, 446. very improper, 77; constitutionality of the appropriation
See Index, vol. 1.
78; question on the connection of the two bills, 78;
AXES, FISHER, Representative from Massachusetts, 14; on question of tacking the two bills carried, 78; sppropri-
the address to the President, 17, 21, 25, 26, 29, 80; on bill ation resolved, 79.
to increase compensation of President and other officers, Pay and subsistence of three naval captains, con
61 ; on the accommodation of the President, 92; on sidered, 95; $4,200 the estimate-$5,000 appropriated,
naval appropriations, 101, 108.
AXY Dardin's claim, on a report to refuse the prayer of the Moved to appropriate $175,000 for finishing three
petitioner the House voted in the negative, 85; the vote frigates, 99; smaller sum sufficient to secure them from
& precedent against the act of limitation, 85; an act of injury, as it was the intention not to fit them for ka and
limitation should be considered only as a guard against save expense of manning them, 99; no prospect of
frand, 86; cause of the act of limitation, 86; any excep manning them at present high rate of wages, 99; all ap-
tion from the operation of the act should be in a general propriations are now specific and particular, 100; this
way, 86; statement of the case, 188; motion to report ! sum is for finishing only, 100; if the frigates sre not to
bill, 188; claim just but opposed to limitation act, 189; be used, they should be sold at once, 100; many mem-
motion withdrawn, 189; motion to refer report on peti bers intend to keep the frigates in such a state as to
tion to Committee on Claims, 191; also moved to ap prevent their being manned, 100; a question whether
point & committee to report a bill, 191; also moved to we shall have & nary or not involved in this disenssion,
refer to Committee on Claims, 191; referred to Commit 100; Presidential discretion as proved by the past, 100;
tee of the Whole on excepting certain claims from ope if this money is voted the frigates will get to sea unde
ration of limitation act, 191; resolution to appoint a some pretext, 100; if the frigates are not finished the
committee to bring in a bill for relief, 218; facts of the money expended will be lost, 101; if they are inished
case, 218; it will throw open a door to overy claim members fear they will be manned, 101; members who
heretofore determined as barred, 218; setting aside lim oppose finishing the frigates, think this country will
itation acts in most objectionable way, 213; a hard case, never be a naval power, 101; its necessity will soon ap
218; it will not authorize the treasury to settle any pear, 101; our commerce is now only less than that of
claim, 218; acts of limitation liable to strong objections, Great Britain, 101; last year it was voted to finish the
218; resolution lost, 213; Committee on Claims report frigates-how can the House withhold the appropria
against prayer of petitioner, 470; report adopted, 470; ation ? 101; if this body is a Legislature, how can its
referred, 785. See Indew, vol. 1.
control over the public purse be denied? 102; further
ANDERSON, JOSEPH, Senator from Tennessee, 165, 821, 399, debated, 103; question carried, 104, 105.
Specific Appropriations.--Moved to add to the bill tive to cession of Louisiana, 704; on compensation to the
the words, " which several sums shall be solely applied ex-United States judges, 730; on jurisdiction over the
to the objects for which they are appropriated," 104; District of Columbia, 786.
appropriations for some objects might fall short and BAER, GEORGE, jr., Representative from Maryland, 120, 179,
others overrun, 104; this surplus should be used for 826, 429, 497.
deficiencies, 104; the military appropriation regarded BAILEY, THEODOBUS, Representative from New York, 14,
as an aggregate for all the objects of the establishment, 429, 497, 569, 694. See Index, vol. 1.
104; theory good but the practice may be bad, 104; the BALDWIN, ABRAHAM, Representative from Georgia, 14, 121,
practice of the Secretary, 105; motion carried, 105; bill 179, 826; on a national university, 85; on relief to suf:
returned to the House from the Senate with an amend forers by fire at Savannah, 43; on petition of Hugh L.
ment to remove the restriction to confine the expendi White, 51; on contingent expenses of Congress, 57; on
ture to the specific objects for which each sum is ap answer of House to President Adams' first message, 182;
propriated, 106; not according to law as required by the on building frigates, 146; on foreign intercourse, 202;
constitution to appropriate money for one object and on the limits of Georgia, 220; on relations with France,
expend it for another, 106; the Honse has a constitu 225; on the bill to raise a provisional army, 246; on
tional power to depart from identifying articles to the letters of marque, 299; on the remonstrance of Georgia,
sums appropriated, 106; the mode of the Senate gives 831; on disputed Presidential elections, 406; senator
too unbounded power to the Executive, 106; only four from Georgia, 899, 481, 540, 661; elected President pro
hours remain of the session-the bill may be lost, 106; tem, of Senate, 541.-See Index, vol. 1.
to allow the Executive this power is an infringement of Bank of the United States.-- See Index, vol. 1.
the constitution, 107; the amendment of the Senate Bankruptcy, bill to establish uniform system of, passed
lessens the privileges of the House, 107; further debate, House, 636.
107; amendment lost, 107; Senate recedes, 108; a pro- Bankrupt Act, should not be amended but repealed, 724;
position for $197,000 to complete the frigates, 153; only ex post facto law, 724; some objectionable features should
two arguments in favor of the bill, viz. to lay the foun be amended, 724; never should bave been such a law, 724;
dation for a navy, and the frigates being built, it is other considerations in favor of amendment, 724; con-
proper to man them, 153; if navies are necessary to stitution does not give power to impair contracts, T25;
European nations they are not to use as a view of our the person may be exonerated but not the property, 725;
revenue and the expense of a fleet prove, 153, revenue further debate, 725.
and expense examined, 158; reasons for the extra ex- Burbary Poroers, resolution authorizing the President fur-
pense, 184; commerce will be carried on if we have no ther and more effectually to provide for protecting com-
expensive naval force, 184; a navy a great evil to this merce against the, considered, 571; moved to strike out
country, our interests lie in the soil, 154; shall we at a words "further and more," 571; if adopted in present
time when we are threatened with danger abandon form we pledge ourselves to increase the naval force,
these frigates, 164; further debate, 154; bill passed, 155. 671; the words relate to the measures proposed, 671;
Resolution for a committee of inquiry relative to co it went only to anthorize the President without any
penditure of natal appropriations, 195; such a com pledges, 571; we pledge ourselves to extend more pro-
mittee unusual, 193; implies censure on public officers, tection without inquiring into its necessity, 671; force
196; no statements yet received, 196; inquiry occa enough at present, 571; further discussion, 572; amend-
sioned because a further appropriation called for, 196; ment lost, 572; original motion carried, 572.
if money has been justly expended for the frigates littlo BARD, David, Representative from Pennsylvania, 17, 120,
objection would arise to further appropriations, 196; the 180, 826.
expense has exceeded all belief, 196; objections to the BABRAS, President of French Directory, his speech to the
inquiry considered, 196; reasons for the inquiry, 196 ; American minister, 115.
such an inquiry always proper, 197; if favorable, it will BARTLETT, RAILS, Representative from Massachusetts, 180,
forward the design of orcating a navy, 197; different es 420.
sanatos nuut tavo veen made to the House, 197 ; fur-BAYARD, JAMES A., Reprasentative from Delaware, 128, 179,
ther debate, 197. See Defensive Measures. Soe Ap 480, 522, 569, 712; on the Quakers' memorial, 185; on
propriations, Index, vol. 1.
foreign intercourse, 205; on relations with France, 242;
ARCHER, JOHN, Representative from Maryland, 569, 694. on presents to ministers by foreign courts, 261, 262; on
Armed Vessels, Instructions to, se6 Defonsive Measures. taking new census before laying direct tax, 263; on pre-
Army Establishment, bill to fix, returned with the Presi. sents to ministers, 276; on admission to citizenship,
dent's veto, debated, 96.
278; on bill relative to treatment of alien enemies, 281,
Augmentation of Army bill, details of, 888; second 282; on abrogation of treaty with France, 818; on the
reading ordered, 858.
expulsion of Matthew Lyon, 865, 869; on the case of
Roduction of Army, remarks on, 578.
Jonathan Robbins, 448, 449, 451, 452, 455; on the bill
Peace Establishment, bill to fix, considered, 588; va- | prohibiting the slave trade, 475; on repeal of internal
rious amendments proposed, 585; better than former bill, taxes, 579, 681; on Georgia limits, 576, 577; on army
and saves expense, 585; other considerations, 586.
reduction, 578; on judiciary resolutions, 582; on tho
Army, Provisional.-See Defensive Measures.
Mediterranean trade, 586; on the collection of internal
Army.-See Index, vol. 1.
revenues, 587; on State balances, 594, 596; ngainst ro-
Aurora newspaper, investigation in Senate relativo to, 40. peal of judiciary establishment, 611; in favor of relief
for French spoliations, 644, 646; on Ohio State Govern-
ment, 648, 649, 650; against discharge of the committee
relative to cession of Louisiana, 720; on amendment to
the bankrupt act, 724; on taking up resolution relative
to French spoliations, 782, 733; on jurisdiction over the
BACON, John, Representative from Massachusetts, 569, 698; District of Columbia, 787.
on the apportionment bill, 574; relative to State balan- BECKLEY, JOHN, chosen Clerk of House, 669.
ces, 595; on Ohio State Government, 649; on reading BENTON, LEMUEL, Representative from South Carolina, 198
the letter of McHenry, 697; on call for information rela- See Indes, vol. 1.
BINGHAM, WILLIAM, Senator from Pennsylvania, 8, 114, 165, BRECKENRIDGE, JOnx, Senator from Kentucky, 540, 661;
821, 899, 486; elected President pro tem, of Senate, 9. moves repeal of Judiciary establishment, 546; on repeal
See Index, vol. 1.
of Judiciary establishment, 546.
BIRD, JOHN, Representative from New York, 429, 500; against BEENT, RICHARD, Representative from Virginia, 14, 121, 172,
the mausoleum to Washington, 510; on jurisdiction over 569, 694; on a direct tax on slaves, 55; on naval appro
District of Columbia, 519-525.
priations, 103; on the bill relative to the protection
Bishop, PHASUEL, Representative of Massachusetts, 429, 498, commerce, 290.
BEOOKS, DAVID, Representative from New York, 190, 150,
BLODGET, SAMUEL, Memorial relative to a National Univer 826; on relations with France, 227; on exempting back
notes from stamp duty, 157, 160.
BLOODWORTH, TIMOTHY, Senator from N. Carolina, 144, 165, BROWN, Joux, Senator from Kentucky, 5, 117, 171, 999,99
821,403, 481; on breach of privilege, 417. Ses Index, yol. 1. 481, 545, 665; on disputed Presidential elections, 453.
BLOUNT, THOMAS, Representative from North Carolina, 14, See Indexo, vol. 1.
120, 180, 826; on the petition of manumitted slaves, 58, Brown, Jonx, Representative from Rhode Island, 499, 506;
60; moves thanks to the Speaker at close of 4th Con on petition of free blacks, 438; on the bill to probitat
carrying on the slave trade, 474; for & mausoleum ta
BLOUNT, WILLIAM, Senator from Tennessee, 8, 114; to pro Washington, 516.
vide further naval force, 149; on the Quakers' memo- BROWX, ROBERT, Representative from Pennsylvanis, $26,
rial, 186, 187. See Index, vol. 1.
429, 497, 569, 698.
Boude, THOMAS, Representative from Pennsylvania, 569, 698. BEYAN, NATHAN, Representative from North Carolins, 117,
BOWIE, WALTER, Representative from Maryland, 647, 693. 120, 188; decease of, 295; note, 295. Sed Inde, rol 1.
BRACE, JONATHAN, Representative from Connecticut, 826, BUCK, DANIEL Representative from Vermont, 60; on MI
429; on intercourse with France, 844.
to increase compensation of President, and other officers,
BRADBURY, THEOPHILUS, Representative from Massachu 64; on increase of duties on sugar, 72, 78; on the accom.
setts, 14, 120. See Indexr, vol. 1.
modation of the President, 90; on liberation of La Far
BBADFORD, WILLIAM, Senator from Rhode Island, 8, 113; | ette, 110. See Index, vol. 1.
chosen president pro tem. of the Senate, 119; resigns, as BULLOCK, STEPTIEN, Representative from Massachusetta, 143,
Senator from Rhode Island, 165. Soe Index, vol. 1.
BRADLEY, STEPHEN R., Senator from Vermont, 540, 661; BURGENS, DEMPSEY, Representative from North Carolias,
elected president pro tem, of the Senate, 662. See Index, 88, 188. See Index, vol. 1.
BURE, AARON, Senator from New York, 8; vote for, as Pres.
Breach of Privilege.-Case of Matthew Lyon, 205; case dent in 1796, 62; vote for, as President, 487; notificatica
stated, 205; resolution of expulsion referred, 206; letter of his election as Vice President, 487; Vice President in
from Lyon, 206; report of Committee on Privileges, 206; Senate, 665. See Index, vol. 1.
motion to postpone carried, 207; question of hearing the BUTLER, WILLIAM, Representative from North Carolina
evidence in committee or before the House discussed, 570, 694.
208; in committee, carried, 208; note, relative to the
evidence, 208; motion of expulsion lost, 208; resolution
to expel Griswold and Lyon, 210; motion to postpone,
210; no reason for delay, 210; neither the dignity, honor,
por peace of the House can be preserved while these CABELL, SAMUEL J., Representative from Virginis, 190,
members remain in it, 210; the innocent should not 192, 881, 522, 670, 725. See Index, vol. 1.
bo punished with the guilty ; Lyon passive throughout, CALBERT, GEORGE, petition of, 49.
210; the business should be taken up with despatch, 210; CAMPBELL, JOnn, Representative from Maryland, 67, 694
motion to refer to Committee on Priviloga, with leave | CANADIAN REFUGEES.-Resolution to appropriate certain
to sit during the session, carried, 211; motion to report lande on tb. Mistut, as compensation to refugees from
in writing, carried, 212; motion that both pledge their British Provinces, debatea, **,
y ta Anssi
words to the House to keep the peace, carried, 212; how
now the location of the land, 45; general resolutions to
to be executed, discussed, 212; pledge given, 218; report grant land, adopted, 45; resolutions to grant five hun-
of Committeo on Privilege, 218; debate on the report, dred acres to each, considered, 45; improper to grant
214; resolution of expulsion disagreed to, 218; resolution equal quantity to each, 45; some have suffered more
of reprimand adopted, 216.
than others, 45; resolution lost, 45; Senate bill consid.
Resolution in the Senate relative to publications in a ered, 480; amendments rejected, 480; Senste adhere,
certain paper, considered, 408; what powers has the Sen 480 ; bill postponed, 480.
ate in this matter? 408; can it define the crime and sit as CANTRILI, STEPHEN, petition of, 242.
judges ! 408; it had better be given up, 409; what are the CARPENTER, THOMAS, petition to House relative to debates,
privileges of Congress, and how far are they defined by 188; memorial to House relative to reporting debates,
the constitution, examined at length, 409; should the 505.
privileges of the parliament of Great Britain be those | Census of the Union.-See Indem, vol. 1.
of Congress! 411; privilege limited to what is necessary CHAMPLIN, CHRISTOPHER G., Representative from Rhode
and nothing more, 412; with respect to libels, 412; liberty Island, 120, 179, 829, 429; moves vote of thanks, $88; in
of the press applied to these defined privileges, 418; prin favor of Admirals in the navy, 474; for a mausoleum to
ciple of the law of libel, 418; apprehensions of Govern Washington, 512, 515.
ment from the press, 418; object of open doors, 414; how Charitable objects, appropriations by Congress for, set Inn
far in case of libels shall either branch of Government dece, vol. 1.
have power to decide in what affects the liberty of the CHAPMAN, JOHN, Representative from Pennsylvania, 199,
citizen ? 415; only course to get rid of the subject, 416; 165, 179, 826.
further debate, 417, 418; amendment proposed, 419; reso- CHAPMAN, NATHANIEL, Senator from Vermont, 891, 407,
lution passed, 421; report of committee considered, 422; | 481, 540.
report as adopted, 422; form of proceedings reported, 423; Chickasar Claims, petition relative to, 49.
proceedings in the case of William Duane, 424, 425, 426. CHRISTIE, GABRIEL, Representative from Maryland, 17, 422,