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States, who, in carrying on a lawful trade to foreign parte, have suffered losses hy the seizure of their property, made hy unauthorized French cruisers, ot by any French cruiser, without sufficient cause," to which Committee of the whole House was also referred, on the second instant, the report of a select committee, made the twenty-second of April last, on "the memorials and petitions of sundry citizens of the United States, and resident merchants therein, praying relief, in the case of depredations committed on their vessels and cargoes, while in pursuit of lawful commerce, hy the cruisers of the French Republic, during the late European war:"
It passed in the negative—yeas 21, nays 48, as follows:
Yeas.—John Bacon, James A. Bayard, John Campbell, Samuel W. Dana, William Eustis, Calvin Goddard, Koger Griswold, Seth Hastings, William H. Hill, Benjamin Hnger, Samuel Hunt, Samuel L. Mitchill, Thomas Morris, Thomas Plater, Nathan Read, John Cotton Smith, Samuel Tenney, Samuel Thatcher, George B. Upham, Peleg Wadsworth, and Lemuel Williams.
Nays.—Willis Alston, John Archer, Theodoras Bailey, Phanuel Bishop, Richard Brent, Robert Brown, William Butler, Samuel J. Cabell, Thomas Claiborne, John Clopton, John Condit, William Dickson, Peter Early, Lucas Elmendorph, Ebeuezer Elmer, Andrew Gregg, Daniel Heister, Joseph Heister, William Helms, William Hoge, James Holland, George Jackson, Michael Leib, David Meriwether, Thomas Moore, James Mott, Anthony New, Thomas Newton, jr., John Randolph, jr., John Smilie, Israel Smith, John Smith, (of New York,) John Smith,
(of Virginia,) Heniy Southard, Richard Stamford, Joseph Stanton, John Stewart, John Taliaferro, jt, David Thomas, Philip R. Thompson, Abram THgg, John Trigg, Philip Van Cortlandt, Joseph B. Varnum, Isaac Van Home, Robert Williams, Robert Williams, Richard Winn, and Thomas Wynns.
TirrrasDAY, March S. Thanki to the Speaker. On a motion made and seconded, "That the thanks of this House be presented to Nathaniel Macon, the Speaker, in testimony of their approbation for his conduct in discharging the arduous and important duties assigned him, while in the chair:"
It was unanimously resolved in the affirmative, by yeas and nays, every member present voting in the affirmative.
Whereupon, Mr. Speaker made his acknowledgments to the House, in manner following:
"Gentlemen: Accept my sincere thanks for the vote which yon have been pleased to pass, expressive of your approbation of my conduct in the chair; they are also due to each of yon, for the liberal support which I havo uniformly received.
"Permit me to wish you a safe return home lad happy meeting with your friends."
A message from the Senate informed the House that the Senate having completed the Legislative business before them, are now ready to adjourn.
Whereupon, Mr. Speaker adjourned the House, tine die.
Accommodation of the President, see 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
House, 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, 68; notifies Congress of the time he will take the
oath as President, 66; President of United States, 118;
reply to answer of Senate to President's message, 119;
his proclamation calling extra session of Congress, 120;
reply to answer of House to President's message, 148;
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, 880; message to
House announcing death of Washington, 484; vote for,
as President, 4S7; 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, 408; answer to address
of House, 432; letter to Senate on public property In his
hands, 487; reply to answer of House to message, B00;
his administration, note, 589. See Message. See Index,
Adams, Saxttel, 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, fifth Con-
gress, 117; 2d session, 5th Congress, 169; 3d session, 5th
Congress, 822; 1st session, 6th Congress, 402; 2d session,
6th Congress, 488; of Senate to President on death of
Answer qf House to Message, 2d session^4th Congress,
considered, 17; motion to layover, 17; unnsua. 5 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; a
subject of extensive consequence, 18; too Important to
be hastened, 18; no precedent for delay, 18; only two
subjects on which there can be a difference of opinion,
18; a delay would have a very unpleasant appearance,
18; many bad consequences may attend hastening the
subject, 13; 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
a want of firmness for the last six years, 28; this want
has brought the conntry 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 aft el
the President retires, 23; no uncomfortable sensations
felt at bis retirement, 28; wisdom and firmness not
doubted, 24; further debate, 24, 25, 26, 27; no Inconve-
nience from voting the address, 28; shall ono slip, one
criminal slip rob the President of his good name? 28;
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.
Anwer qf House to Presidents Message, 1st session,
5th Congress, debate on, 124; 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 aro causes of complaint between the two
countries, 126; arguments of our ministers recapitu-
lated, 126; free ships make free goods, 126; contraband
articles, 126; carrying provision, 126; If these amend*
ments ore 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. 127,12S; Franr* <*onHinVr* onr govern-
ment and people divided, 129; address objectionable in
approving the coarse pursued In conducting our for-
eign relations and in expressions of resentment and
indignation towards France, 130; conduct of France
considered, 180; federalism and anti -federalism, 130;
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, 131; any answer to
message objectionable, 182; further debate, 188; facts
disclosed by the message, 184; the answer of the com-
mittee seems to express indignity on account of Injuries
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, 185; arguments In favor of each consid-
ered, 135,136; coarse 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 tacts, 138, 189; other
amendments proposed, 139; shall any notice be taken
of the speech of Barras? 140; it Is an indignity, 140,141;
amendments carried, 142; moved that snch members as
do not choose need not attend at the presentation of the
answer, 142; all now obliged to attend unless sick or
leave of absence obtained, 143; tbo mover excused
unanimously, If it would not comport with hla dignity to
Anncer to President?* Message^ 2d session, 5th Con-
gress; verbal amendments proposed and adopted, 1S1;
an excuse from attending the ceremony asked, 182; the
House wilt not compel the members to go about parad-
ing the streets of Philadelphia, 1S2; none of the mem-
bers particularly anxious for the society of the member
who asks to be excused, 182; no power in the Honse to
compel any member to attend, 182; further discussion,
182; motion withdrawn, 182.
Answer in Hon**, 8d session, 6th Congress, 329; 1st
session, 6th Congress, 481; 2d session, 6th Congress, 499.
Address of House to President, *ee Index, vol. 1.
Admiral* in the Navy, bill for their appointment reported,
478; motion to postpone, 478; no necessity for the bill,
478; reasons for the appointment, 478; postponement
African Slave*, memorial of Quakers on, presented In Ben-
ate, 170; ordered to be withdrawn, 171. See Index,
vol. 1, African Slaves and Slavery and Slave trade,
Albkrtbon, Job, a manumitted slave, petition of, 67.
Aijmcamder, William, petition of, 198.
Atgerln* captives^ ransom of, 95. SeeAlgerine War, Index,
Alien Enemies, bill relative to, 280; amended bill reported,
801; bill from House committee taken up, 805; motion
to rise for purpose of postponement, 805; debate, 805;
motion withdrawn, 805.
AUen and Sedition laws, petitions for repeal of, 85S, 364.
Alien*,—See Naturalisation Law*.
Allen, John, Representative from Connecticut, 185,179,881;
on a naval armament, 154; offers resolution for addi-
tional duty on salt, 168; on relations with France, 240,
241; on the naturalization laws, 258,259; on the sedi-
tion bill, 805; on the expulsion of Matthew Lyon, 869.
Alston, Willis, Representative from North CaroHna, 429,
497, 569, 698; against a mausoleum to Washington, 511;
on the reading of the letter of James McHenry, 696.
Amendment to Constitution, resolution rclati^ to, 446.
See Index, voL 1.
Ames, Fishes, Representative from Massachusetts, 14; on
the address to the President, 17, 81, 25, 26, 29, 80; on bill
to Increase compensation of President and other officers,
61; on the accommodation of the President, 92; on
naval appropriations, 101, 103.
Amy D Ardin'b claim, on a report to refuse the prayer of the
petitioner the House voted in the negative, 85; the vote
a precedent against the act of limitation, 85; an act of
limitation should be considered only as a guard against
fraud, 86; cause of the act of limitation, 86; any excep-
tion from the operation of the act should be in a general
way, 86; statement of the case, 188; motion to report
bill, 188; claim just but opposed to limitation act, 189;
motion withdrawn, 189; motion to refer report on peti-
tion to Committee on Claims, 191; also moved to ap-
point a committee to report a bill, 191; also moved to
refer to Committee on Claims, 191; referred to Commit-
tee of the Whole on excepting certain claims from ope-
ration of limitation act, 191; resolution to appoint a
committee to bring In a bill for relief, 218; facts of the
case, 218; it will throw open a door to every claim
heretofore determined as barred, 218; setting aside lim-
itation acts in most objectionable way, 218; a hard case,
218; it will not authorize the treasury to settle any
claim, 218; acts of limitation liable to strong objections,
218; resolution lost, 218; Committee on Claims report
against prayer of petitioner, 470; report adopted, 470;
referred, 735. See Index, vol. 1.
Andebson, Joseph, Senator from Tennessee, 165, 821, 899,
434, 540, 664; on the resolutions relative to the right «f
the United States to the free navigation of the Missis-
Appropriation hill for 1797, amendments of Senate, 95; tat
Appropriation* to purchase furniture for Pressdcbfi
house; appropriation considered, 88; indirect way «l
raising Presidents salary, 83; what has been done a
former years, SS; int was an Increase of salary the Pre-
sident could dispose of the money as he pleased, but tie
furniture proposed for purchase remains the property
of the United States, 89; motion to strike out $14090
and insert $8,000—no reason for furnishing the bsoes
of the President more than that of any other officer. 89;
the thing wrong, a larger salary should be given, 3;
the situation of the President should be comfortable sad
respectable, 90; further debate on the amount of the
Appropriation, 90, 91. 92.
Military.—Tho hospital department considered, 93;
330,000 moved, 98; unnecessary to appropriate so msis,
93; $10,000 enough, 93; $10,000 adopted, 93; Quarter-
master & Department, considered, 98; neeeaarj to
allow a certain discretion to the Secretary with regard ta
specific sums, 98; appropriations of previous years, 93;
appropriations for repairing certain posts on lakes shesid
be rejected, as it will become a yearly expense, 94; ststa
of those works not known, 94; appropriation for West
Point, debated, 94,95; items agreed to, 97; motion to
Insert an item for the purchase of horses and equipmei;:
of cavalry, 97; debate, 98,99. See Defentw Measure*.
Question of filling blanks, considered, 252; account* of
War Department obscure, 252; various items exsxniLei,
252; $150,000 adopted for Quartermaster's Department,
JFanaL—Appropriation forfinishing three friaatu,
considered, 76; so far as they go, three frigates give
stability and protection to commerce, 76; will am
more than five times their cost, 76; treaty or ships are
the two things before us, 76; motion to connect a bill
for manning and equipping, 77; this form of tacking
very improper, 77; constitutionality of the appropriation.
78; question on the connection of the two bills, 78;
question of tacking the two bills carried, 7S; appropri-
ation resolved, 79.
Pay and subsistence of three naval captains, con-
sidered, 95; $4^00 the estimate—$5,000 appropriated,
Moved to appropriate $175,000 for finishing three
frigates, 99; smaller sum sufficient to secure them from
injury, as it was the intention not to fit them for sea and
save expense of manning them, 99; no prospect of
manning them at present high rate of wages, 99; all ap-
propriations are now specific and particular, 100; tfea
sum is for finishing only, 100; if the frigates are not to
be used, they should be sold at once, 100; many mem-
bers intend to keep the frigates in such a state as to
prevent their being manned, 100; a question whether
we shall have a navy or not involved in this discussioo,
100; Presidential discretion as proved by the past. 111;
if this money is voted the frigates will get to sea under
some pretext, 100; If the frigates are not finished the
money expended will be lost, 101; if they are flmshed
members fear they will be manned, 101; members who
oppose finishing the frigates, think this country wffl
never be a naval power, 101; its necessity will soon ap-
pear, 101; our commerce is now only less than that of
Great Britain, 101; last year It was voted to finish tho
frigates—how can the House withhold the appropri-
ation ? 101; if this body is a Legislature, how can its
control over the public purse be denied? 102; further
debated, 103; question carried, 104,105.
Specific Appropriation*.—Moved to add to the bill
the words, ** which several sums shall bo solely applied
to the objects for which they are approprlated,M 104;
appropriations*for some objects might fall short and
others overran, 104; this surplus should be used for
deficiencies, 104; the military appropriation regarded
as an aggregate for all the objects of the establishment,
104; theory good but the practice may be bad, 104; the
practice of the Secretary, 105; motion carried, 105; bill
returned to the House from the Senate with an amend-
ment to remove the restriction to confine the expendi-
ture to the specific objects for which each sum is ap-
propriated, 106; not according to law as required by the
constitution to appropriate money for one object and
expend it for another, 106; the House has a constitu-
tional power to depart from identifying articles to the
Bums appropriated, 106; the mode of the Senate gives
too unbounded power to the Executive, 106; only four
hours remain of the session—the bill may bo lost, 106;
to allow the Executive this power is an Infringement of
the constitution, 107; the amendment of the Senate
le&aens the privileges of the House, 107; further debate,
107; amendment lost, 107; Senate recedes, 108; a pro-
position for $197,000 to complete the frigates, 153; only
two arguments in favor of the bill, viz. to lay the foun-
dation for a navy, and the frigates being built, It is
proper to man them, 153; if navies are necessary to
European nations they are not to us—as a view of oar
revenue and the expense of a fleet prove, 158; revenue
and expense examined, 158; reasons for the extra ex-
pense, 154; commerce will be carried on If we have no
expensive naval force, 154; a navy a great evil to this
country, our interests He in the soil, 151; shall we at a
time when we are threatened with danger abandon
these frigates, 154; further debate, 154; bill passed, 155.
Resolution for a committee of inquiry relative to ex-
penditure of naval appropriations, 195; such a com-
mittee unusual, 195; Implies censure on public officers,
196; no statements yet received, 196; inquiry occa-
sioned because a further appropriation called for; 196;
if money has been justly expended for the frigates llttlo
objection would arise to further appropriations, 196; the
expense has exceeded all belief, 196; objections to the
Inquiry considered, 196; reasons for the inquiry, 196;
such an inquiry always proper, 197; if favorable, it will
forward the design of oro**inS a navy, 107; different P*.
niijvttiii»*D wen made to the House, 197; fur-
ther debate, 197. See Defensive Measure*. See Ap-
propriations, Index, voL 1.
Archer, John, Representative fr^m Maryland, 569, 694.
Armed Vessels, instructions to, see Defensive Measures.
Army Establishment, bill to fix, retained with the Presi-
dent's veto, debated, 96.
Augmentation of Army bill, details of, 858; second
reading ordered, 858.
Reduction of Army, remarks on, 573.
Pears E«labli*Ament, bill to fix, considered, 585; va-
rious amendments proposed, 585; better than former bill,
and saves expense, 585; other considerations, 586.
Army, Provisional.—See Defensive Measures.
Army.—See Index, vol. 1.
Aurora newspaper, investigation In Senate relative to, 40.
Bacon, John, Representative from Massachusetts, 569, 698;
on the apportionment bill, 574; relative to State balan-
ces, 595; on Ohio State Government, 649; on reading
the letter of McHenryt 697; on call for information rela-
tive to cession of Louisiana, 704; on compensation to the
ex-United States Judges, 730; on Jurisdiction over the
District of Columbia, 736.
Bash, Geoboe, jr., Representative from Maryland, 120, 179,
826, 429, 497.
Bailey, TuEODOars, Representative from New York, 14,
429, 497, 569, 694. See Index, vol 1.
Baldwin, Abbaham, Representative from Georgia, 14,121,
179, 826; on a national university, 85; on relief to suf-
ferers by fire at Savannah, 43; on petition of Hugh L.
White, 51; on contingent expenses of Congress, 57; on
answer of noose to President Adams' first message, 182;
on building frigates, 146; on foreign intercourse, 202;
on the limits of Georgia, 220; on relations with France,
225; on the bill to raise a provisional army, 246; on
letters of marque, 999; on the remonstrance of Georgia,
881; on disputed Presidential elections, 406; senator
from Georgia, 899,481,540, 661; elected President pro
tern, of Senate, 641.—See Index, vol 1.
Bank of the United 8tates.~See Index, vol 1.
Bankruptcy, bill to establish uniform system of, passed
Bankrupt Act, should not be amended but repealed, 724;
ex postfacto law, 724;' some objectionable features should
be amended, 724; never should have been such a law, 724;
other considerations in favor of amendment, 724; con-
stitution does not give power to impair contracts, 725;
the person may be exonerated but not the property, 725;
further debate, 725.
Bdrbary Powers, resolution authorizing the President fur-
ther and more effectually to provide for protecting com-
merce against the, considered, 571; moved to strike out
words ■ further and more," 571; if adopted in present
form we pledge ourselves to increase the naval force,
571; the words relate to the measures proposed, 571;
it went only to authorize the President without any
pledges, 571; we pledge ourselves to extend more pro-
tection without inquiring into Its necessity, 571; force
enough at present, 571; further discussion, 572; amend-
ment lost, 572; original motion carried, 572.
Bard, J)Avid, Representative from Pennsylvania, 17, 120,
Barbae, President of French Directory, his speech to the
American minister, 115.
Barti.ktt. P. . .i-«v, iwyICtjcmatlve from Massachusetts, 180,
Batabd, James A . Representative from Delaware, 128, 179,
480, 522,569, 712; on the Quakers1 memorial, 185; on
foreign intercourse, 205; on relations with France, 242;
on presents to ministers by foreign courts, 261,262; on
taking new census before laying direct tax, 265; on pre-
sents to ministers, 276; on admission to citizenship,
278; on bill relative \o treatment of alien enemies. 281,
282; on abrogation of treaty with France, 818; on the
expulsion -of Matthew Lyon, 865, 869; on the case of
Jonathan Bobbins, 448,449,451, 452, 455; on the bill
prohibiting the slave trade, 475; on repeal of internal
taxes, 579, 581; on Georgia limits, 576, 577; on army
reduction, 578; on Judiciary resolutions, 582; on the
Mediterranean trade, 586; on the collection of internal
revenues, 587; on State balances, 594, 596; against re-
peal of Jndiciary 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, 7*20; on amendment to
the bankrupt act, 724; on taking up resolution relative
to French spoliations, 782, 733; on jurisdiction over the
District of Columbia, 737.
Becelev, Jodn, chosen Clerk of House, 569.
Benton, Lemuel, Representative from Soath Carolina, 195.
See Index, voL 1.
Bingham, William, Senator from Pennsylvania, 8,114,165,
821, 899, 465; elected President pro tern, of Senate, 9.
See Index, vol. 1.
Bird, John, Representative from New York, 429,500; against
the mausoleum to Washington, 516; on Jurisdiction over
District of Colombia, 619-625.
Bishop, Pdakuel, Representative of Massachusetts, 429,499,
Blodget, Samuel, Memorial relative to a National Univer-
Blood Worth, Timothy, Senator from N. Carolina, 144, 165,
821,408,481; on breach of privilege, 417. See Index, vol. 1.
Blot/xt, Thomas, Representative from North Carolina, 14,
120, ISO, 826; on the petition of manumitted slaves, 68,
60; moves thanks to the Speaker at close of 4th Con-
Blount, William, Senator from Tennessee, 8, 114; to pro-
vide further naval force, 149; on the Quakers1 memo-
rial, 166,187. Sea Index, vol 1. •
Boude, Tiiomab, Representative from Pennsylvania, 569,693.
Bowie, Walter, Representative from Maryland, 647, 698,
Brace, Jonathan, Representative from Connecticut, 826,
429; on Intercourse with France, 844.
Bradbury, Tnxopmnrs, Representative from Massachu-
setts, 14,120. See Index, vol. 1.
Bradford, William, Senator from Rhode Island, 8, 118;
chosen president pro tern, of the Senate, 119; resigns, as
Senator from Rhode Island, 165. See Index, vol. 1.
Bradley, Stephen It., Senator from Vermont, 640, 661;
elected president pro tern, of the Senate, 662. See Index,
Breach of Privilege.—Case of Matthew Lyon, 205; ease
stated, 206; resolution of expulsion referred, 206; letter
from Lyon, 206; report of Committee on Privileges, 206;
motion to postpone carried, 207; question of hearing the
evidence in committee or before the House discussed,
208; In committee, carried, 208; note, relative to the
evidence, 208; motion of expulsion lost, 206; resolution
to expel Oris wold and Lyon, 210; motion to postpone,
210; no reason for delay, 210; neither the dignity, honor,
nor peace of the House can be preserved while these
members remain in it, 210; the Innocent should not
bo punished with the guilty; Lyon passive throughout,
210; the business should be taken up with despatch, 210;
motion to refer to Commuura %n» P-iviUg*, with Wvc
to sit during the session, carried, 211; motion to roport
in writing, carried, 212; motion that both pledge their
words to the House to keep the peace, carried, 212; how
to be executed, discussed, 212; pledge given, 218; report
of Committee on Privilege, 218; debate on the report.
214; resolution of expulsion disagreed to, 215; resolution
of reprimand adopted, 216.
Resolution in the Senate relative to publications in a
certain paper, considered, 408; what powers has the Sen-
ate In this matter? 408; can it define the crime and sit as
Judges f 408; it had better be given up, 409; what are the
privileges of Congress, and how far are they defined by
the constitution, examined at length, 409; should the
privileges of the parliament of Great Britain be those
of Congress? 411; privilege limited to what Is necessary
and nothing more, 412; with respect to libels, 412; liberty
of the press applied to these defined privileges, 418; prin-
ciple of the law of libel, 418; apprehensions of Govern-
ment from the press, 418; object of open doors, 414; how
far In case of libels shall either branch of Government
have power to decide In what affects the liberty of the
citizen? 415; only course to get rid of the subject, 416;
further debate, 417, 418; amendment proposed, 419; reso-
lution passed, 421; report of committee considered, 422;
report as adopted, 422; form of proceedings reported, 423;
proceedings In the case of William Duane, 424, 425, 426.
Breckeneidge, John, Senator from Kentucky, 640, 661;
moves repeal of Judiciary establishment, 546; on repeal
of Judiciary establishment, 546.
Brent, Richard, Representative from VrVginia, 14,121,179,
669, 694; on a direct tax on slaves, 55; on naval appro-
priations, 108; on the bill relative to the protection el
Brooks, David, Representative from New York, 120, IB*,
826; on relations with France, 227; on exempting back
notes from stamp duty, 167,160.
Brown, John, Senator from Kontucky, 5, 11T, 17L 823, 393,
461, 545, 665; on disputed Presidential elections, ett.
See Indent, voL L
Brown, John, Representative from Rhode Island, 439,596;
on petition of free blacks, 438; on the bill to prohibit
carrying on the slave trade, 474; for a mausolesm to
Brown, Robert, Representative from Pennsylvania, 336,
429, 497, 569, 698.
Bet An, Nathan, Representative from Xorth Carolina, lit,
120,186; decease of, 295; note, 295. See Index, vol L
Buck, Daniel, Representative from Vermont, 60; osUB
to increase compensation of President, and other officers,
64; on increase of duties on sugar, 72, 78; on the aerec-
modation of the President, 90; on liberation of La Fay-
ette, 110. See Index, vol, t.
Bullock, Stephen, Representative from Massachusetts. 145,
Burgess, Dshfsev, Representative from North Carohsa,
88,188. See Index, voL 1.
Burr, Aaron, Senator from New York, 8j vote for, as Presi-
dent in 1796, 62; vote for, as President, 467; notification
of his election as Vice President, 467; Vice President la
Senate, 665. See Index, vol. 1.
Butler. William, Representative from North Caro&aa.
Cabell, Samuel J., Representative from Virginia, 120,
192,881,622,670,725. See Index, vol. 1.
CAlbert, George, petition of, 49.
Campbell, John, Representative from Maryland, 670, 494.
Canadian Refugees,—Resolution to appropriate certain
lauds on the aiistui, as oomp«naation to refugees from
British Provinces, debated, *», ... . *****
now the location of the land, 45; general resolutions to
grant land, adopted, 45; resolutions to grant five hun-
dred acres to each, considered, 45; improper to grant
equal quantity to each, 45; some have suffered more
than others, 45; resolution lost, 45; Senate bill consid-
ered, 480; amendments rejected, 460; Senate adhere,
460; bill postponed, 460.
Cant Rill, Stephen, petition of, 242.
Carpenter, Thomas, petition to House relative to debate*,
188; memorial to House relative to reporting debates,
Census of the Union.—See Index, vol 1.
Champlin, Chrhvtopheb G-., Representative from Rhode
Island, 120, 179, 829, 429; moves vote of thanks, 868; la
favor of Admirals in the navy, 474; for & mausoleum to
Washington, 512, 515. .
Charitable objects, appropriations by Congress for, ass /a*
Chapman, John, Representative from Pennsylvania, 120,
Chapman, Nathaniel, Senator from Vermont, 821, 402,
Chickasaw Claims, petition relative to, 49.
Christie, Gabriel, Representative from Maryland, 17,429,