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States, who, in carrying on a lawful trade to foreign parts, have suffered losses by the seizure of their property, made by unauthorized French cruisers, Op 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, by 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, Jamea A. Bayard, John Campbell, Samuel W. Dana, William Eustis, Calvin Goddard, Roger Griswold, Seth Hastings, William H. Hill, Benjamin Huger, Samuel Hunt, Samnel L. Mitchill, Thomas Morris, Thomas Plater, Nathan Read, John Cotton Smith, Samuel Tenney, Samnel Thatcher, George B. Upham, Peleg Wadsworth, and Lemuel Williams.
Nays.—Willis Alston, John Archer, Theodoras Bailey, Phannel Bishop, Richard Brent, Robert Brown, William Butler, Samuel J. CabelL Thomas Claiborne, John Clopton, John Condit, William Dickson, Peter Early, Lucas Elmendorph, Ebenezer Elmer, Andrew Gregg, Daniel Heister, Joseph Heistcr, 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,) Henry Southard, Richard saaas, Joseph Stanton, John Stewart, John TaJiafem, jt, David Thomas, Philip R. Thompson, Abrata Trjfc John Trigg, Philip Van Cortlaudt, Joseph B. T» nam, Isaac Van Home, Robert Williams. Williams, Richard Winn, and "T"
TnrBSDAT, March 3. Thanh to the Speaker. On a motion made and seconded, "That the thanks of this House be Nathaniel Macon, the Speaker, in testimony of t approbation for his conduct in <T and important duties ass chair:"
It was unanimously resolved in the tive, by yeas and nays, every member voting in the affirmative.
Whereupon, Mr. Speaxer made his ledgments to the House, in manner following:
"Gentlemen: Accept my sincere thanks for ta vote which yon have been pleased to pass, express^* of your approbation of my conduct in the duff; they are also due to each of you, for the liberal support which I havo uniformly received.
"Permit me to wish you a safe return home and happy meeting with your friends."
A message from the Senate informed tin House that the Senate having completed tie Legislative business before them, are now ready to adjourn.
Whereupon, Mr. Spkaxee adjourned the | House, tine 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; tbo mover excused
unanimously, If it would not comport with bis dignity to
Answer to Presidents Message, 2d session, 5th Con-
gress; verbal amendments proposed and adopted, 181;
an excuse from attending the ceremony asked, 182; the
House will 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 House to
compel any member to attend, 182; further discussion,
182; motion withdrawn, 1S2.
Answer in /louse, Sd session, 6th Congress, 329; 1st
session, 6th Congress, 481; 2d session, 6th Congress, 499.
Address of House to President, see Indete, vol. 1.
Admiral* in the Jfavy, bill for their appointment reported,
478; motion to postpone, 473; no necessity for the bill,
473; reasons for the appointment, 478; postponement
African Slaves, memorial of Quakers on, presented In Sen-
ate, 170; ordered to be withdrawn, 171. See Index,
vol 1, African Slaves and Slavery and Slave trade.
Albebtbon, Job, a manumitted slave, petition of, 57.
Alkandeb, William, petition of. 198.
Algerine captives, ransom of, 95. See Algerine 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.
Alien and Sedition laws, petitions for repeal of, 858, 864.
Aliens.—See Naturalisation Laws.
Allen, John, Representative from Connecticut, 185,179,831;
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.
Autox, Willis, Representative from North Carolina, 429,
497, 569, 693; against a mausoleum to Washington, 511;
on the reading of the letter of James McHenry, 696.
Amendment to Constitution, resolution relati^ to, 446.
See Index, vol. 1.
Ames, Fisher, Representative from Massachusetts, 14; on
the address to the President, 17, 21, 25, 26, 29, 80; on hill
to increase compensation of President and other officers,
61; on the accommodation of the President, 92; on
naval appropriations, 101,103.
Amy Dabdin s 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 cose, 188; motion to report
bill, 188; claim just but opposed to limitation act, 139;
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, 213; 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,
818; it will not anthorize tho treasury to settle any
claim, 213; acts of limitation liable to strong objections,
218; resolution lost, 218; Committee on Claims report
against prayer of petitioner, 470; report adopted, 470;
referred, 785. See Jndev, vol. 1.
Aj*dke90.v, Joseph, Senator from Tennessee, 165, 821, 899,
■1-1. 540, 664; on the resolutions relative to lie rigfct"
the United States to the free navigation of the
Appropriation bill for 1797, amendments of Sense, 94; at
Appropriations to purchase furniture fc-r Prsssdaa
house; appropriation considered, 88; Indirect «ir
raising President's wlary, 68; what ha* been cat a
former years, SS; int was on increase of salary tW fS-
sldent could dispose of the money as be pleased, bat £*■
furniture proposed for purchase remains the prsperf
of the United States, 89; motion to strike out tu>*
and insert $8,000—no reason for furnishing the ism
of tho President more than that of any other oSee, 3.
the thing wrong, a larger salary should be greca, 8:
the situation of the President should be eom* jrtahk c
respectable, 90; further debate on the astoGBtafdt
appropriation, 90, 91, 92.
Military.—The hospital department coQsfid€r«£, B
(80,000 moved, 93; unnecessary to appropriate «a so^.
98; $10,000 enough, 93; $10,000 adopted, 93: (Jssrfer-
masters Department, dec considered, 93;
allow a certain discretion to the Secretary with
specific sums, 93; appropriations of previous yeses.
be rejected, as it will become a yearly expense, 54: sua
of those works not known, 94; appropriation fcc *5V*
Point, debated, 94, 95; items agreed to, 97;:
Insert nn Item for the purchase of horses and t
of cavalry, 97; debate, 93,99. See Defensive Mm
Question of filling blanks, considered, 252; aeeoc
War Department obscure, 252; various items exx
252; $150,000 adopted for Quartermaster"a 3
considered, 76; so far as they go, three frlcates 0*a
stability and protection to commerce, 76; will am
more than five times their cost, 76; treaty or chips art
the two things before us, 76; motion to conseat a fcH
for manning and equipping, 77; this form of i
very improper, 77; constitutionality of the t
73; question on the connection of the two bills, SB;
question of tacking the two bills carried, 78; appropri-
ation resolved, 79.
Pay and subsistence of three naval i
eidered, 95; $4^00 the <
Moved to appropriate $175,000 for fini^him thre*
frigates, 99; smaller sum sufficient to sera re them frcs
Injury, as It was the intention not to fit them for MMBi
save expense of manning them, 99: no prospect of
manning them at present high rate of wages, 99; aB ap-
propriations are now specific and particular, 1W; r_Uis
sum Is for finishing only, 100; if the frigates an not to
be used, they should be sold at once, 100; many rr * v -
be re Intend to keep the frigates In such a state as w
prevent their being manned, 100; a question whettff
we shall have a navy or not Involved in this discna&s,
100; Presidential discretion as proved by the past, US;
if this money Is voted the frigates will get to sea aada-
some pretext, 100; If the frigates are not finished lie
money expended will be lost, 101; if they are flashed
members fear they will be manned, 101; members vst
oppose finishing the frigates, think this country - _
never be a naval power, 101; its necessity will soon ap-
pear, 101; our commerce is now only less than that <if
Great Britain, 101; last year It was voted to finish the
frigates—how can the House withhold the appropri-
ation ? 101; If this body is a Legislature, how can fb)
control over the public purse be denied t 109; fur£tf
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, S, 114,165,
821, 899, 485; elected President pro tern, of Senate, 9.
See Ind ex, voL 1.
>, John, Representative from New York, 429,500; against
the mausoleum to Washington, 515; on jurisdiction over
District of Columbia, 519-525.
ip, PHAJOTL, Representative of Massachusetts, 429,493,
Blodget, Samuel, Memorial relative to a National Univer-
Blood wo Kth, Timothy, Senator from N. Carolina, 144, 165,
821,408,481; on breach of privilege, 417. See Index, yol. 1.
Blount, Thomas, Representative from North Carolina, 14,
120, 180, 826; on the petition of manumitted slaves, 58,
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, 186,167. See Index, voL 1. •
Boude, Thomas, Representative from Pennsylvania, 569,698.
Bowie, Walter, Representative from Maryland, 647, 693.
Brace, Jonathan, Representative from Connecticut, 826,
429; on Intercourse with France, 844.
Bradbuby, Theophilub, 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.
Beadlet, Stephen R., Senator from Vermont, 540, 661;
elected president pro tern, of the Senate, 662. See Index,
Breach of Privilege.—Case of Matthew Lyon, 205; case
stated, 205; 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, 208; resolution
to expel Griswold and Lyon, 210; motion to postpone,
210; no reason for delay, 210; neither the dignity, honor,
nor peace of the Hoase 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 I'ommULec vu XfcMMiatMh wttm Ipavo
to sit daring the session, carried, 211; motion to report
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 Commltteo 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?40S; it had better be given up, 409; whatnrothe
privileges of Congress, and how tar 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 coarse 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.
Beecmeneidge, John, Senator from Kentucky, 54i SB.
moves repeal of Judiciary establishment, 546; oc rmfa\
of Judiciary establishment, 546.
Brent, Richard, Representative from V%E*inia. 14.ULI1.
569, 694; on a direct tax on slaves, 55; on naval *pgp>
priations, 103; on the bill relative to the protee&c x*
Brooks, I>avtd, Representative from New Tote. IS* 3,
326; on relations with France, 227; on exempts* hex
ip duty, 157,160.
from Kentucky, 5, lit, 171. 835.9\
481, 545, 665; on I
See Index, vol. L
Beown, John, Representative from Rhode Island. *
on petition of free blacks, 4 >; on the bill to
carrying on tbe slave trade, 474; for a i
Brown, Robebt, Representative from
429, 497, 569, 69a
Bbyan, Nathan, Representative from Vorth Carolina, ft*
120,188; decease of, 295; note, 295, 8m Index. Tol L
BrcK, Daniel, Representative from Vermont, d&;caii0
to increase compensation of President, and other o£cn
64; on increase of duties on sugar, 73, 73; on the acco-
modation of the President, 90; on liberation of La Pay-
ette, 110. See Index, vol. L
Bullock, Stephen, Representative from MassachoseCa l&
Burgess, Dkmpbby, Representative from North Cmntsx,
88,188. See Index, voL L
Buer, A Aeon. Senator from New York. 8j vote for, a# Presi-
dent in 1796, 62; vote for, as President, 4S7; HtMa
of his election as Vice President, 4S7; Vice Presides: ia
Senate, 665. See Index, vol L
Bctleb. William, Representative from North Carc£aa>
Cabell, Samuel J., Representative from
192, 881, 522, 570,725. See Index, voL L
Calbkht, Geobge, petition of, 49.
Campbell, John, Representative from Maryland, 570,1
Canadian Refugees.—Resolution to i
lands mv tmm Mialul, M compensat ion to
British Provinces, debated, **, — ——j •» ■ , _
now the location of the land, 45; general resolutions u
grant land, adopted, 45; resolutions to grant five hna-
dred acres to each, considered, 45; improper to .
equal quantity to each, 45;
than others, 45; resolution lost, 45; 1
ered, 480; amendments rejected, 450;;
480; bill postponed, 4S0.
Canteill, Stephen, petition oC 242,
Carpenter, Thomas, petition to House relative to debates,
188; memorial to House relative to reporting i
Census of the Union.—See Index, voL L
CHAMPLIN, CUBISTOrHEB G.,
Island, 120, 179, 829, 429; moves vote of thanks, 833; la
favor of Admirals in the navy, 474; for a mausoleum to
Charitable objects, appropriations by Congress for, see In-
dex, vol A.
Chapman, John, Representative from Pennsylvania, UA>
Chapman, Nathaniel, Senator from Vermont, 821, 402,
Chickasaw Claims, petition relative to, 49.
Christie, Gabriel, Representative from Maryland, 17,429,