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Barrow, Alexander, of Louisiana–
remarks concerning improvement of
the navigation of the Western waters, §:
165
his recollections touching the contro-
versy, in secret session, between
Messrs. Benton and Rives, concern-
ing the red-lined map - - 170
See Debts.)
Bates, J. C., of Massachusetts, 30, 39, 47, 50, 61
63, 69, 84, 95, 110, 112, 127, 143, 147
157, 161, 166, 180, 185, 186, 198, 211
220, 226, 233, 238, 267, 280, 287, 311
327, 341, 345, 353, 363, 364, 366, 370
71, 372, 376, 387, 391
remarks on the bill to revive the pen-
sion act of July, 1838 - - 388
Bayard, R. H., of Delaware, 30, 38, 39, 45, 46
50, 54, 63, 75, 79, 81, 84, 85, 110, 112
121, 127, 128, 133, 131, 142, 153, 161
166, 181, 186, 188, 198, 206, 212, 235
238, 243, 263, 264, 299, 304, 321, 322
327, 328, 340, 341, 315, 346, 354, 363
371, 376, 377, 382, 383, 387, 390
resolutions * - - 39, 235, 326
remarks on the joint resolution to estab-
lish agencies for the inspection and
purchase of water-rotted hemp, 227, §
2

remarks on enlistments in the army,
navy, and marine corps - -
remarks on the naval appropriation
bill concerning a floating or dry duck, 327
(See Debates—Debts.)
Benton, Thomas H., of Missouri, 1, 31, 33, 62
63, 70, 74, 75, 84, 95, 99, 104, 112
113, 119, 143, 147, 148, 162, 166, 175
230, 238, 261, 257, 268, 275, 287, 288
326, 327, 328, 345, 365, 366, 370, 371
372, 377, 383
resolutions submitted by, 1, 2, 41, 50, 54
63, 74, 79, 85, 94, 99, 119, 237, 252
262, 275, £81, 321, 327, 341, 345
his bill to repeal the bankrupt law - 38
remarks concerning the repeal of the
bankrupt act - 51, 52, 147,342, 347
remarks on the expunging resolution, 41
remarks concerning the quintuple treaty, 64
65, 79, 85,252, 262
remarks on the Oregon bill, 74, 106, 112
154, 172,176,234, 238,239
remarks concerning the speech of Sir
Robert Peel, on the construction of
the Ashburton treaty as to the right
of search - - 331, 332, 333
his recollections pending the contro-
versy, in secret session, between
Messrs. Benton and Rives, concern-
ing the red-lined map, 111, 119, 120, 121
169, 170, 171
remarks on the bill reviving the act
of July, 1838, allowing pensions to
widows of officers and soldiers of the
Revolution - - - - 389
remarks on the subject of making an
appropriation for the improvement of
the navigation of the Western waters, 165
remarks concerning the establishment
of agencies for the inspection and
purchase of water rotted hemp, 226,263
remarks on the bill to provide for the
mission to China - - 391, 392
remarks on the army appropriation bill, 267
268

(See Debates—Oregon.)

Berrien, J. M., of Georgia, 37, 41, 49, 63, 69
84; 85, 88, 89, 94, 100, 104, i27, 128
141, 142, 143, 148, 157, 158, 162, 181
192, 198, 201, 206, 207, 220, 233, 244
288, 296, 314, 315, 321, 322, 331, 340
342, 345, 354, 363, 365, 372, 377, 381

390

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Calhou", John C., of South Carolina—
remarks on the subject of improving the
navigation of the Western waters - 164
remarks on the navy appropriation bill, 322
remarks concerning the speech of Sir
Robert Peel, on the construction of
the Ashburton treaty as to the right -
of search - - - - 333
remarks on the bill making appropria- -
tion for the fulfilment of the stipula- ?
tions of the Ashburton treaty - 378,
remarks on the treasury note bill
(See Debates—Debts)

Calhoun, James F., bill for the relief of, 365, 372:

Camden, N J., bill reducing the salary of the
surveyor of the port of, , 299, 331, 372

Canal, the Louisville and Portland, debate con- ;
cerning onerous exactions on the com-
merce of the Western rivers by the - 287

Caroline affair, the - - - . 119, 188

Catalogues of the library of Congress, debate
on the proposition for the distribution

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resolutions by - - . - 46, 89
remarks on the Oregon bill - - 212
remarks on the bill to repeal the bank-
rupt act, 45, 51, 52,275, 281, 341, 342
- 347, 349
eulogium on Richard H. Habersham
of Georgia, deceased - - 62
remarks on the proposition to print the
report of the Judiciary Committee con-
cerning the repeal of the bankrupt law, 238
remarks on the bill to indemnify Major
- General Jackson - - 315, 321

Berrien, J. M., of Georgia—
remarks on the resolutions adopted by
the Legislature of Georgia, censuring
his political course - - . 377
(See Debates—Debts.)
Bills introduced on leave, 41, 45, 49, 50, 54, 61
62, 63, 70, 74, 79, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89
104, 111, 127, 141, 148, 153, 157, 169
211, 212, 229, 238, 252, 262, 267, 293

331
Bills reported from committees, 54, 62, 63, 73
, 84, 85, 88, 94, 99, 100, 104, 111
118, 121, 127, 133, 141, 147, 148, 152
158, 161, 162, 166, 174, 180, 181, 192
206, 211, 220, 226, 229, 233, 235, 238
244, 252, 261, 267, 275, 276, 280, 287
288, 292, 293, 299, 304, 311, 320, 325
326, 330, 331, 340, 341, 345, 353, 362
365, 370, 371, 376, 377, 387, 391
Bills and joint resolutions passed, 74, 75, 95, 100
133, 149, 158, 166, 182, 192, 206, 220
240, 244, 252, 263, 267, 276, 281, 292
296, 299, 311, 315, 330, 331, 337, 340
341, 362, 363, 364, 370, 371, 372, 376
377, 378, 379, 383, 387, 391
Bills and joint resolutions rejected, 149, 158, 206
226, 267, 276, 287, 311, 320, 341, 345
353, 354, 364, 371, 372, 383, 387
Books and public documents received from the
House of Peers of France, concerning
the - - - - -
Books distributed to members of Congress, de-
bate concerning the appropriation to
pay for - - - 382, 383
Boundary. (See Northeastern Boundary.)
line of Ohio, bill concerning the, and
the admission of Michigan into the
Union - - - 50, 166, 370
bill directing the running of the north-
ern line of the reserve of the half.
breed Sac and Fox tribe of Indians, ;

between the United States and Texas, 3.
- l
Boyd, Gordon B., late receiver of public mo-
neys at Columbus, Mississippi, joint
resolution to authorize the settlement
of the liabilities of the securities of - #.
- 15
Bresee, Sidney S, Senator elect from Illinois,
the credentials of - - -
Buchanan, James, of Pennsylvania, 2, 30, 40, 54
61, 69, 73, 75, 84, 94, 110, 118, 127
140, 142, 161, 164, 175, 181, 185, 188
198, 211, 219, 220, 230, 238, 243, 255
263, 264, 266, 275, 311, 321, 328, 331
336,337, 341, 342, 365, 371, 376, 377

382, 394
credentials of - - - - 158
resolutions by - - 2, 104, 118

remarks on the bill for the benefit of the
.."; Railroad Co., and con-
cerning the importation of railroad
iron free of duty - - 181, 187
remarks on the joint resolution for es-
tablishing agencies for the inspection
and purchase of water. rotted hemp - 263
• remarks on the army appropriation bill, 268
remarks on the naval appropriation bill, 322
remarks on the bill to indemnify Major
General Jackson - - -
remarks on the bill to repeal the bank-
1upt law - - 347, 348, 349
remarks on the bill to extend the char-
ters of the District banks - - 365
remarks on the treasury note bill, 380, 381
remarks on the bill to revive the act of
July, 1838, allowing pensions to the
widows of officers and soldiers of the
Revolution - - - 388, 389
(See Debates—Debts.)
C

Cadets in the W. Point Academy, concern-
ing the appointment and apportion-
o of ppo - - §. 315, 342
Calhoun, John C., of South Carolina, 54, 110, 121
128, 142, 161, 166, 186, 192, 222, 235
240, 244, 252, 268, 275, 276, 322, 327
328, 341, 379, 382
his recollections pending the controver-
sy, in secret session, between Messrs.
Rives and Benton, concerning the red-
lined map - - - 111, 170
remarks on the Oregon bill, 133, 134, 142
149, 227, 239

O - - - - 94, 100
Centre College, Kentucky, bill to transfer to
the trustees of the, lands heretofore
granted to the Kentucky Asylum for
educating the deaf, dumb, and blind - 372
Census, Compendium of the Sixth, the petition
* proposition for pay for printing
the - - - - -
joint resolution for the distribution of the,
and appropriation to o, the ex-
pense - - 148, 276, 315, 38)
the appropriation to defray the expense
of printing the Compendium of the - 381
383, 391, 393
38

61

Chaplain to the Senate - - -

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, bill
for the relinquishment to Maryland,
&c., of the stock held in the, by the
United States, 175, 185, 198,275, 281

Chicago, Illinois, bill to establish anew collec-

tion district at - - - 293
China, bill to provide the means for future in-
tercourse with - 363, 391, 392

1.
Choate, R., of Mass., 45, 49, 99, 141, 143, 162
176, 186, 229, 233,239, 275, 280, 311
320, 327, 342, 376, 382
remarks on the bankrupt bill - - 346
remarks on the Oregon bill, 134, 171, 176
235, 238, 239
remarks concerning an editorial criti-
cism in the Globe, of his production of
the map in the Senate 7. -
Civil and diplomatic appropriation bill, 79, 81
377, 381, 382, 390, 391, 392,393
Claims, Committee on, bills reported from the, 63
69, 118, 133, 152, 161, 174, 181, 206
220, 233, 252, 261, 267, 275, 292, 293
330, 370, 376
reports from the, 104, 133, 161, 181, 206
220, 267, 287, 293
Claims against the Government, new rule con-
cerning legislation on, , 45, 50, 63, 70
bill providing for the settlement of the
claims for supplies furnished the Flo-
rida militia - - - 320, 383
(See Land claims—Mexican claims—Massa-
chusetts claims.)
Clay, John Randolph, late secretary of lega-
tion of the United States to the court
of Vienna, bill for the relief of, 275, 372
Clayton, T., of Delaware, 30, 41, 50, 63, 79, 83
103,152, ié6, 311, 243, 364, 367, '363
Clinch, Duncan L, bill for the relief of - 362
Cloth cases - - - - 140, 169
Coin, the bill to regulate the currency of for-
eign gold and silver - 63, 79, 112, 245
the bill to fix the computation at the cus-
tom-house of certain German, 304, ;
79

Commerce, the Committee on, resolutions in-
structing the - - 74, 85, 235
reports from the, 99, 147, 261, 267, 330
bills and joint resolutions reported from
the, 62, 73, 99, 147, 180, 220, 261, 267
280, 299, 330, 345, 354, 363, 377, 387
Commerce on the northwestern lakes, bill for
the protection of - - - 354
bill for the protection of, and construc-
tion of harbors on the lakes - -
bill for the protection of, on the western
shores of Lake Michigan - - 390
Dayton, Wm. L., of New Jersey, 30, 110, 148
152, 180, 219, 226, 243, 252, 253, 266
267, 275, 299, 315, 321, 363, 372, 382
the credentials of - - - 33
resolution concerning retrenchment and
economy and the tariff - 281,
remarks on the bill to indemnify Major
Gen. Jackson - - - 316, 321
Deaf, dumb, and blind, bill granting land to
the several States for the education of
the, and for the benefit of insane per-
SonS - - - - , 330
and proceedings of Congress, bill to
provide for the publication of the, 292, 326
345, 354, 355, 366

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Cooper, Dr. Thomas, petition to refund the fine

im d on him under the alien and
ition law - - - - 110
Copyright to Richard H. Wilde, 41, 141, 181, 192
to John Rowlett, bill to continue it to - 372

Court, at Williamsport, Pa., bill providing for
the holding of a - - - 331
bill to amend the act establishing a dis-
trict court of the United States at
Wheeling - - - -
bill to repeal the act changing the time
of holding the circuit and district
counts in Ohio - - 262,
bill for altering the time for holding the
circuit courts of the United States for

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Enlistments in the army, navy, and marine
corps, bill to regulate - 127, 183, 175

Evans, George S., of Maine, 20, 37, 45, 47, 54
61, T63, 79, 81, 89, 94, 103, 110, 111
113, 118, 127, 141, 149, 152
153, 157, 158, 164, 181, 182
185, 186, 188, 198, 206, 219
226, 227, 229, 238, : 244, 251
261, 263, 275, 280, 292, 304, 308, 311
320, 321, 322, , 326, 327, 328, 336
340, 342, 345, 362, 364, 366
371, 377, 379, 382,

142,
166,

391
392, 393
resolutions by - - 255, 288, 341
remarks on his resolution on the subject
of the tariff, the currency, economy,
and retrenchment - 255, 276, 281
remarks on the bill for the benefit of the
Petersburg Railroad Co. - - 187
remarks on the army appropriation bill, 267
268, 315
remarks concerning the construction of
the Ashburton treaty as to the right of
search - - - -
remarkson the Indian appropriation bill, 363
remarks on the navy pension bill - 364
remarks on the treasury note bill, 380, 390
remarks on the appropriation to pay for
printing the Compendium of the Sixth
Census - - - -
Exchequer, the bill to modify the several acts
establishing the Treasury Department,
so as to create a board of, 33,45, 85, 175
92, 198, 240, 243, 244, 267
petitions, &c., concerning the plan for a
board of, 141, 161, 164, 166, 180, 185
86, 192, 205, 211, 251, 340
Exploring and surveying expedition, bill for
the relief of certain officers of the late, 371
377, 383
Expresses, private, bill to prevent the employ-
... ment of, on mail routes, and for the
prevention of frauds on the revenues
of the Post Office Department 111, 211

220, 229, 233, 234, 245, 252, 263
remarks by—

Mr. Conrad - - - 246, 253
Mr. Henderson - 212, 220, 229
Mr. Huntington - - - 252
Mr. Merrick 211, 212, 220, 229, 233

- 234, 245, 252, 253
Mr. Porter - - 229, 245, 252
Mr. Walker - - - - 246

Extra allowances to officers of the Government,
bill to prohibit any - - 362, 383

Expunging resolution, Mr. Bayard's proposi-
tion to rescind - - 39, 46, 328, 341
Mr. Benton's amendment to - - 41

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Fillebrown, Thomas, bill for the relief of -
Fine. (See Jackson.)
Finance, Committee on, bills reported from
the, 79, 111, 118, 127, 141, 147, 166, 229
238, 244, 251, 292, 304, 320, 325, 340
350, 362, 371, 377, 387
reports from the - - - 325, 326
Florida militia. (See Claims.)
bill making appropriations for the com-
É. of the public buildings in - 371
Foreign Relations, Committee on, bills reported

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from - 100, 206, 275, 326, 363, 371
resolution instructing the - - 104
reports from - - - - 206

Fort Gibson, concerning an appropriation for 364

Debates

remarks on, by—

Mr. Allen - 355, 356, 357, 358
Mr. Archer - - - - 356
Mr. Bagby - - - - 358
Mr. Bayard - - - - 354
Mr. Benton - 354, 355, 357, 358
Mr. Berrien - - - - 358
Mr. Buchanan, 354, 356, 357, 358
Mr. Calhoun - - - - 355
Mr. Crittenden - - 357, 359
Mr. Henderson - 356, 357, 358
Mr. King - 354, 356, 357, 358
Mr. McRoberts - 355, 356, 357
Mr. Morehead - - 355, 358
Mr. Sevier - - 354, 357, 359
Mr. Smith of Connecticut - - 358
Mr. Tappan - - - 356, 357
Mr. Walker - - 354, 356, 358
Mr. Woodbridge - - 356, 357
Mr. Woodbury, 355, 356, 357, 358
Mr. Wright - 354, 355, 356, 357

Debts, State, the assumption of, resolutions, &c.,
concerning the - 70, 74, 81, 293
communication from the President of

the United States concerning - 81
remarks on the several resolutions of
Messrs. McDuffie, Bayard, Allen,
Rives, Merrick, and Walker, con-
cerning - 293, 299, 315, 326
remarks on, by—
Mr. Allen, 293,295, 296, 299, 306, 313
Mr. Archer - - 308, 326, 327
. Mr. Bagby - - 295, 306, 307
Mr. Barrow - - 304, 305, 326
Mr. Bayard - - - 306, 326
Mr. Berrien - - - 306, 314
Mr. Buchanan - - - 306
Mr. Calhoun - - 293, 294, 308
Mr. Crittenden - 306, 307, 311
Mr. Conrad - - - 294, 307
Mr. Cuthbert - - - • 308
Mr. Graham - - - - 306
Mr. Henderson - - - 294
Mr. King - - - 294, 299
Mr. McDuffie - 307, 311, 312, 313
Mr. Merrick - 293, 294, 306, 313, 326
Mr. Miller - - - 293, 294
Mr. Rives - 293, 299, , 305
Mr. Walker, 294,304, 307, 313, 314, 315
326
Mr. Woodbury - - - 293
Mr. Wright - - - -
DeKalb, Maj. Gen. Baron, deceased, bill for
the relief of the legal representatives
of - - - - - 370
Detroit, Michigan, joint resolution in relation
to certain property purchased for the
United States in the city of - . 377, 383

District of Columbia. (See Banks—Infants—
Imprisonment for debt.)
bills reported from the Committee on the, 141
148, 169, 226, 267, 275
Distribution to the States, concerning - - 157
Docks, floating or dry, debate concerning the
erection of a, at New York, 322, 327, 328
377
Drawbacks on foreign merchandise exported
in original packages to Chihuahua
and Santa Fe, in Mexico, 50, 62, 74, 89
95

generally on goods exported in original
packages - - - - 261
Duties, joint resolution concerning reciprocal - 229

bill for the remission of, on railroad

... iron - - - 238, 372, 393
E.
Elections, contested, bill relating to the taking
of testimony in cases of - -

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Fortifications, bill making appropriations for
certain - - - - 310, 364

Frank, bill to authorize the chief clerk to the
Secretary of State to frank official doc-

uments - - - -
Franking privilege, petitions and resolutions of
the State Legislatures on the subject

and the bill to correct the abuse and

to regulate the use of the, 111, 133, 157
192, 364

dition to the Rocky

Fremont, Lient., his ex -
Mr. Linn's remarks

Mountains, an

upon - - - - -
Fulton, Robert, bill for the relief of the heirs of, §
20

Fulton, W. S., of Arkansas, 40, 41, 45, 46, 50
54, 63, 74, 112, 127, 133, 148, 153, 162
261, 262

remarks on the Oregon bill - - 105
- =~"S- -
. . . G. Illinois, bill authorizing the sale of school Kerr, Job! Leeds, of Maryland— o
Galena, Illinois, bill to establish a port of entry lands in - 104, 118, 153, 158 2ll, 33,333, 331, 252,275, 27.5, 354
t 267 || Illinois and Michigan Canal, bill granting an 36

additional quantity of land to the State
of Illinois to aid in the completion of 370
Imprisonment for debt in the District of Colum-
bia, bill to amend the law relating to, 292
353, 362, 365
Independent treasury, concerning - - 220
Indians, the bill for the relief of the Stock-
bridge tribe of, in the Territory of
Wisconsin - - - - 377
the bill repealing a portion of the act
making appropriations for the tempo-
rary support of certain destitute Kic-
kapoo - - - - - 362
concerning the sale of lands acquired
from the Wyandott, and an appropri-
ation to satisfy treaty stipulations with
them - - - 63, 370, 390
Cherokee. (See Awards—Lands.)
Indian appropriation bill - - 340, 363
Indian Affairs, calls on the Commissioner of,
by resolution - - - - 104
bills reported from the Committee on - 84
166, 261, 362, 276
reports from the Committee on - 100, 320
362
resolutions of instruction to the Com-
mittee on - - - - 237
Infants, bill to provide for the sale of real es-
tate of, in the District of Columbia - 275

372
Iowa. (See Militia.)

'Insolvent debtors of the United States, bill to

continue in force the several acts now
in existence for the relief of 104, 143, 149
3

Internal improvements in the State of Michi-
gan, bill to apply certain alternate
sections of the public domain towards
o: the, 169, 193, 354, 362

Iron, railroad, duties on - 238, 372, 393

Jackson, Major General Andrew, petitions and

resolutions of State Legislatures con-
cerning the fine on, by Judge Hall, 61, 63
84, 104, 110, 127, 133, 226, 275, 345
resolution calling for his letter to the
War Department concerning the dec-
laration of martial law at New Or-
leans - - - - -
reports of the minority and majority of
the Judiciary Committee concerning
the fine - - - :
bill to indemnisy, for the fine of $1,000,
imposed on him by Judge Hall, of
Louisiana, in 1815, 41, 50, 75, 85, 206
296, 299, 315, 321

remarks concerning, by—

275

148

Mr. Archer - - - 316, 317
Mr. Bagby - - - – 302
Mr. Berrien - - - 315, 321
Mr. Buchanan - - - 316
Mr. Conrad - - - 316, 321
Mr. Dayton - - - 316, 321
Mr. Graham - - - 316, 321
Mr. Henderson - - - 316
Mr. Linn, 299, 301, 315, 316, 317, 321
Mr. McRoberts - - - 301
Mr. Miller - - - - 300

T.
Jenkins, Charles J., and W. W. Mann, as-
signees of John McKinne, bill for the
relief of - - - -
Judges of the Supreme Court, proposed change

in the mode of appointment of 39, 41

162
Judicial system of the United States, bill to es-

tablish the - - - - 50

Judiciary Committee, bills reported from the, - 63

85, 104, 127, 133, 141, 148, 152, 157

166, 180, 181, 192, 198, 206, 226, 244

267, 276, 326, 331, 341, 354, 363, 365

371

63, 382, 390
resolution submitted by - - - 37
his eulogy on the life and character of
Mr. Williams, a deceased represent-
ative from Maryland - - - 37
William R., of Alabama, 1, 31, 33, 38
45, 50, 63, 69, 70, 84, 88, 89, 95, 104
112, 127, 128, 133, 142, 148, 149, 153
153, 157, 162, 175, 181, 186, 194, 198
201, 206, 220, 261, 263, 264, 267, 275
276, 281, 287, 288, 299, 315, 321, 322
340, 341, 353, 354, 363, 364, 365, 371
377, 379, 380, 381, 382, 387
resolution by - - - - 262
remarks on the rule to regulate legisla-
tion on claims - - -
remarks on the bankrupt act, 45, 238, ;:
7

King,

remarks concerning a proposed distri-
bution of the catalogues of the libra-
ry of Congress - - - 94
remarks on the Öregon bill, 74, 105, 233
remarks on the joint resolution estab-
lishing agencies for the of..." and
purchase of water-rotted hemp, 226, 227
remarks on the proposition to print the
report of the Judiciary Committee on
the bankrupt law - - -
remarks on the army appropriation bill, 268
remarks on the bill to indemnisy Major
General Jackson - - -
remarks concerning the warehousing
system - - - -
remarks on the bill reviving the act al-
lowing pensions to widows of the offi-
cers and soldiers of the Revolution - 388
remarks concerning an appropriation to
satisfy the stipulations of the treaty
with the Wyandott Indians - -
remarks on the proposition to give to
the printers of the o Congress
20 per cent. above the contract price
for executing the public printing -

L.

Lafayette, the city of, in Louisiana, bill making

it a port of delivery - - -

Land claims in Missouri, private, bill for the
adjustment of - 50, 161, 162, 341
in Mississippi, bill to confirm the, 79, 252

bill to revive the act to enable claimants
to land within the limits of Missouri
and Territory of Arkansas to institute
suits to try the validity of their claims,
and the act extending the provisions
of said act to claimants within Louis-
iana and Mississippi - - 354, 362

Lands. (See Mineral lands.)

bill to set aside certain reservations of,
on account of live oak in the south-
east district of Louisiana - -

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Georgia, resolutions of the Legislature of, con-
demnatory of the political course of
Mr. Berrien, discussed - - 377
Georgetown College, in the District of Colum-
bia, a bill to incorporate the - 267, 299
Graham, W. A., of North Carolina, 38, 41, 45
46, 63, 104, 118, 128, 133, 152, 157
161, 174, 181, 201, 206, 212, 233, 252
253, 261, 262, 264, 267, 275, 276, 293
315, 320, 327, 330, 340, 353, 365, 376

377, 382

resolutions submitted by - - 288

remarks on the bankrupt bill - - 46
remarks concerning a rule to regulate

kegislation on claims - - 50, 51

remarks on the bill to indemnify Major
General Jackson - - 316, 321

on the bill to revive the act of July,
1838, allowing pensions to the widows
of officers . soldiers of the Revolu-

tion - - -
(See Debts.)
Grand Gulf Railroad and Banking Company,
bill for the relief of the, 89, 147, 206, ;
6
Greensburg land district, bill explanatory o
the act in relation to the - 292, 296

Habersham, Richard W., of Georgia, death of,
and eulogy on - - -
Harbors. (See Commerce.)
Harrison. Moss Thomas B., bill for the relief
o - - - - -
Haywood, William H., jr., Senator elect from
North Carolina, the credentials of - 287
Hemp, water-rotted, petitions, &c., concerning, 63
75, 141, 266, 376
joint resolution, agencies in Kentucky
and Missouri for the inspection and

purchase of - 186, 226, 262, 263, 322
remarks upon, by— -
Mr. Tappan - - - - 262
Mr. McDuffie - - - 262, 263
Mr. Bayard - - - 262, 263
Mr. Morehead - - - 262
Mr. Crittenden - - - 262
Mr. Woodbury - - 262, 263
Mr. Bagby - - - - 263
Mr. Buchanan - - - 263
Mr. Benton - - - - 263

joint resolution to authorize the transla-
tion of a pamphlet in the State De-
partment on the culture and prepara-
tion of - - - - -
Henderson, J3,9f Mississippi, 79, 89, 1.4, 143
149, 333, 361, 373.32%, ’337, 336, 353
63, 371, 381, 383
remarks on the bill to suppress private

expresses on the mail routes, 212, 220, 229.

remarks on the Oregon bill - - 239
remarks on the bill to indemnisy Major
General Andrew Jackson - - 316
(See Debates—Debts.)
Hermosa, concerning the slaves taken from on
board the - - - -
Holt, Charles, a bill to refund to, a fine imposed
on him under the sedition law - 326
Horses and other property lost in the military
service of the United States, the bill
to continue inforce the act for the pay-
ment of - - - -
Hudson river, concerning an appropriation for
the improvement of - - -
Huntington, J. W., of Connecticut, 30, 33, 38, 45
* ***, *** * , 79, 85, 88, 89, 99
106, 112, 113, 133, 147, 149, 157, 161
164, 166, 169, 180, 185, 194, 198, 201
205, 206, 219, 220, 222, 229, 233,240
243, 252, 261, 266, 267, 275, 276, 280
281, 287, 299, 315, 321, 330, 341, 342
345, 354, 371, 372, 376, 381, 382, §

resolutions by - 104, 127, 133, 205
remarks on the bill to suppress private
expresses on mail routes - 234, 252
remarks on the bankrupt bill - - 346
remarks on the warehousing system,330, 331
remarks on the ofson bill - - 194

Illinois, bill declaring assent to the state of,
to tax lands sold by the United States, 88
119, 153

resolutions of instruction to the - - 262

reports from the - - 141, 148, 267

report in the case garnen Jackson - 141

Kendall, Amos, resolutions of State Legisla-

tures, and petitions concerning the im-

prisonment of, under the judgment
obtained by Stockton & Stokes, 157, -219
226, 237, 243, 275, 304, 353, 376
Kerr, John Leeds, of Maryland, 30, 33, 36, 45
49, 133, 141, 157, 160, 162, 180, 186

in the States of Ohio and Michigan
ceded by the Wyandott tribe of o
dians, bill providing for the sale of - §

Land patents. (See Patents.)

Land tax. (See Illinois.)

Land Office. (See Commissioner of the Gen-
l

eral. -
Lead mines, h proposing to rent the United
States - - - - -
Library, the Committee on the, bills reported
from - - - 73, 127, 292, 363
Light-house in the harbor of Chicago, bill ma-
king an appropriation to rebuild the 83
Linn, L. F., of Missouri, 40, 41, 45, 50, 54, 61
63, 70, 75, 79, 84, 85, 88, 94, 100, 104
106, 142, 161, 162, 169, 181, 185,211
212, 220, 227, 233, 240, 267, 280, 282
287, 288, 289, 296, 311, 313, 315, 321
345, 371, 376, 379, 383
the credentials of - - - 74
resolutions by, 54, 70, 74, 104, 262, ;
79

remarks on the bill to regulate legisla-
tion on claims - - - - 50
remarks on the Oregon bill, 74, 99, 100
104, 105, 112, 121, 134, 153, 186, 201
206, 222, 227, 239, 240, 244

remarks on the proposition to print the

report on the subject of the fine on
General Jackson - - 148, 149

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Military : : the . States, bill to
y for horses and other property lost
§. - - - - - 220
Military Affairs, bills reported from the Com-
mittee on, 133, 141, 166, 192, 261, 267
287, 288, 311, 320
resolutions instructing the Committee
On - 133, 142, 158
reports from the Committee on - 288, 345
Military Academy at West Point, resolutions
of State Legislatures in favor of the
discontinuance of - - - 280
Miller, J. W., of New Jersey, 33, 37, 40, 70, 79
84, 110, 133, 141, 147, 148, 169, 180
181, 182, 201, 219, 220, 226, 238, 245
262,267, 276, 299, 320, 327, 363, 364
365

resolutions by - - - - 293
remarks on the bill to suppress private
expresses - - - -

remarks on the army appropriation bill, 268
remarks on the District banks bill, 364, 365
remarks on the bill to indemnify Gen.

Jackson - -
(See Debates.)
Mineral lands, bill for ascertaining and dispos-
ing of the - - 63, 73, 142, 149
Mints, branch, bill amendatory of the act es-
tablishing the Dahlonega and Char-
lotte, and defining the duties of assayer
and coiner - - - -
Mission to China. (See China.)
Mississippi river, obstructions in the, and ca-
tastrophes on the - - 118, 340
bill to provide for the improvement of
the navigation of the, and their tribu-
taries - - - - 261,
bill relating to the application of the two
per cent.fund of the State of - 267, 364
(See Land claims.
Missouri. (See Land claims.)
Missouri volunteers, bill for the relief of cer-
tain companies of , - - - 88
Morehead, J. T., of Kentucky, 31, 46, 75, 100
128, 158, 227, 275, 296, 302, 315, 321
322, 326, 349, 364, 372, 387
resolutions by - - - - 175
remarks on the joint resolution for the
establishment of agencies for the in-
spection and purchase of water-rot-
ted hemp - -. - - 262
remarks on the Oregon bill - - 188

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Linn, L. F., of Missouri—
remarks concerning the destruction of
steamboats on the Ohio and Mississip-
pi rivers - - - - 164
remarks on the army appropriation bill, 267
remarks on the bill to indemnify Major
General Andrew Jackson, 299, 301, 315
316, 321
remarks on the expedition of Lieut.
Fremont to the Rocky Mountains - 389
Live oak. (See Louisiana.)
Louisiana, bill to set aside certain reservations
of land on account of live oak in the
southeastern district of - - 372
joint resolution directing certain papers
relating to titles to land in, to be re-
turned to the General Land Office,261, 372
(See Lands—Land claims.)

M.
Mails, the United States, bill to authorize the
Postmaster General to make perma-
nent contracts with railroad compa-
nies for the transportation of the - 111
Maine. (See Northeastern boundary.)
Mangum, Willie P., of North Carolina - 31
Marine corps, the bill for the - - 166, 263
Marine hospital at Key West, in Florida, bill
for the erection of a - - 330, 383
bill to amend the act making an appro-
priation for the erection of a, at Ocra-
coke, North Carolina - - - 330
Massachusetts, bill to refund the balance due,
for disbursements during the war, 50, 133
ins, 366, 37.
McDuffie, George H., of South Carolina, 158, 194
220, 227, 252, 261, 321, 364, 371, 391
the credentials of - - - 106
remarks on the Oregon bill , - . 198, 240
remarks on the joint resolution for the
establishment of agencies for the in-
spection and purchase of water-rotted
hemp - - - - 262, 263
remarks on his resolutions - 308, 311
remarks on the resolution concerning
the tariff, economy, retrenchment, and
reform - - 252, 262, 276, 281, 288
remarks on the bill reviving the act of
July, 1838, allowing pensions to wid-
ows of officers and soldiers of the Rev-
olution - - - - 388
McRoberts, Samuel, of Illinois, 45, 54, 61, 63, 79
84, 88, 106, 118, 127, 128, 133, 134
141, 142, 212, 220, 229, 253, 267, 275
293, 304, 354, 371, 372
resolutions by - - 73, 39, iii
remarks on the propriety of removing
obstructions from the Des Moines
rapids - - - -
remarks on the Oregon bill - 100, 188
remarks on the bill to indemnisy Major
General Jackson - - -
remarks on the bill to revive the act of
July, 1838, allowing pensions to the
widows of the officers and soldiers of
the Revolution - -
(See Debates—Debts.)
Medical Bureau, the appropriation to the, deba-
- - - - 322,

328
Memphis, Tennessee, bill authorizing an ex-
amination and survey of the harbor
of - 141, 166, 336, 340, 354, 383
Merchandise. (See Duty.) -
Merrick, W.D., of Maryland, 30, 52, 62, 70, 74
85, 104, 111, 166, 175, 185, 192, 211
229, 230, 233, , 252, 275, 276, 280
281,322, 345, 363, 364, 375, 377, 379
382, 388, 390, 391, 392, 394
resolutions by - 33, 104, 166, 304, 313
remarks on the bill to suppress private
expresses on the mail routes - 211, 220
229, 233, 234, 245, 252, 253
remarks on the bill to reduce the rates of

postage - -
(See Debates.)
Message, annual. (See President.)
xican claims, resolution concerning - 62
Michigan. (See Internal improvements—
-- - Lands—Militia.)
Militia, concerning the disciplining of 104, 152
Georgia, bill for the payment of several
companies of , - 133, 175, 201, 206
Michigan, bill, for the payment of cer-
tain companies of - - -
Iowa, the bill to provide for the payment
of the - - - - • 311

Naval Affairs, resolutions instructing the Com-
mittee on - 75, 133, 161, 162
reports from the Committee on, 63, 70, 148
158, 161, 162, 180, 198, 212, 261, 340
bills reported from the Committee on - 158
162, 166, 186, 233, 235, 238, 275, 280
287, 304, 320, 340, 376, 387
Naval service. (See Enlistments.)
bill to provide for the establishment of
o of instruction in o: th -
bill making appropriation for the sup-
port of the po §. 321, 322, 327, 328
331, 377
(See Treaty and Right of search )
Naval peace establishment, bill concerning the, 198
Naval pensions, bill respecting the payment of
invalid pensions to officers of the na-
val : marine services f th -
bill making appropriation for the -
ment of p - - 340, §. 377
Naval hospital sund, joint resolution authoriz-

ing the investment of the - - 235
Naval nominations - - - - 112
Navy Department, calls upon the, for informa-

tion - - - 79, 111, 119

bill to amend the act reorganizing the,84, 263
Navigation, petitions and documents on the
subject of improving the, in the West-

ern waters - 164, 165, 166, 266, 268

287, 362
Natural curiosities furnished by the exploring
squadron, a bill for the preservation

of the collection of - - 252, 363
Newspapers, supply of, to Senators - - 33
Northeastern ofRoho boundary, cor-

respondence of the Secretary of State
with the special minister from Eng-
land concerning the - - 4
correspondence of the authorities of
Maine, Massachusetts, , and New
Hampshire, concerning the - - 12

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Patents and the Patent Office, bills reported
from the Committee on - 162, 238, 363
Patents, land, bill in relation to the exemplifi-
cation of, and other evidences of title
under the act for the reorganization of
the General Land Office, 311, 372, 377
for bounty land, joint resolution relating
to - - - - , 372
Patent Office, bill to extend the, on 9th street - 141
iás, 162,354, 363
Pay of all officers of the Government, bill 548
for the reduction of the - - 296
Pea Patch Island, the bill to settle the title § - 192
- 211,
Pensacola, proposition sor the eonstruction of a
floating dry-dock at - - 322, 337
Pennsylvania avenue, bill to authorize the re-
paving and repairing of, 141, 169, 201
226, 245, 252
Pensions, the Committee on, bills reported
from, 88, 127, 157, 166, 180, 186, 211
226, 238, 267, 280, 287, 292, 311, 320
326, 340, 341, 353, 363, 370, 371, ; -
91
reports from the, 88, 127, 157, 180, 211
238,287, 299, 320, 326, 340, 353, ;
7
Pensions to certain widows of officers and sol-
diers of the Revolution, bill reviving
the act of July, 1838, granting 3.
sions to widows of - 353, , 387
Pension agents, bill making compensation to,63, 79
95,
Pensions, bill making appropriation sor the
payment of - - - 261, 263
(See Naval.)
Pensions, the bill to continue the office of Com-
missioner of - - 63, 79, 95, 100
Peters, Moore, & Co., bill for the relief of 229, 372
Petersburg Railroad Co., bill for the benefit of
the - 166, 175, 181, 186, 187
Phelps, S.S., of Vermont, 63, 69, 70, 88, 89, 94
95, 105, 106, 118, 133, 157, 162, 169
174, 180, 182, 188, 198, 211, 226, 253
292, 299, 311, 320, 326, 327, 341, :
7
remarks on the Oregon bill -: - 227

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Postage, petitions, &c., concerning a reduction
of the rates of, 220, 243, 340, 363, 379
Pre-emption rights, bill to amend the several
acts granting - - - 54, 370
bill supplementary to the act granting,
to seulers on the public lands, 238, 320
370
bill to authorize the investigation of al-
leged frauds under the - 320, 387
President pro tem. of the Senate, 45, 49, 52, 61
81, 88, 100, 110, 126, 127, 132, 140
147, 152, 153, 157, 158, 161, 166, 169
175, 180, 185, 186, 188, 192, 211, 219
229, 233, 238, 243, 251, 252, 261, 263
275, 280, 287, 292, 296, 304, 311, 320
325, 330, 342, 362, 376
his recollections pending the controversy
in secret session on the red-lined map
- between Messrs. Benton and Rives - 170
President Tyler, his annual message, 33, 36, 37, 45
his message transmitting the British
treaty - - - - -
resolutions calling upon, for informa-
tion, 41, 50, 54, 70, 74, 94, 99, 112
175. 238, '275, 35i, 331, 34%, ’373; 37;
377

Printing. (See Debates.)
Printers of Congress, proposition to give to the
present, 20 per cent, above their con-
tract price for executing the printing
of Congress - 382, 391, 392, 393
Private Land Claims, resolutions instructing
the Committee on - - 104, 205
report from the Committee on - - 261
bills reported from the Committee on - 161
62,233, 261, 287, 288, 341, 353, 363
Public Buildings and Grounds, bills reported
from the Committee on the, 275, 299, 363
bill to fix the compensation of the Com-

missioner of - - - - 299
Public lands. (See Distribution.)
bills reported from the Committee on - 54

62, 73, 94, 118, 152, 174, 186, 192, 220

, 252, 261, 292, 311, 320, 330, 340

370
resolutions instructing the Committee

onstrom the commi 3. iść

reports from the Committee on,94, 118, 169

333, 361, 3;

R.

Railroads, bill to authorize the making of per-

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Mr. Linn, 54, 70, 74, 104, 262, 377, 379

Mr. McDuffie, 252, 262, 272, 281, 288
308, 311

Mr. McRoberts - - 73, 99, 111
Mr. Merrick - 33, 104, 166, 304, 313
Mr. Morehead - - - - 175
Mr. Miller - - - - 293
Mr. Rives, 2, 112, 119, 133, 237, 293
299, 304, 372

Mr. Sevier -- - 104, 376, 387
Mr. Smith of Indiana, 46, 104, 118, 205
Mr. Tappan - - - - 321
Mr. Tallmadge - - - - 39
Mr. Walker, 62, 192, 304, 311, 315, 321
326, 370, 376, 379

Mr. Williams - - - 1, 79
Mr. Wright - - - 65, 74
Mr. Woodbury - - 74, 85, 89, 280
Mr. Woodbridge - 133, 261, 371
Mr. Young - - - 320, 376

Retrenchment, resolutions of instruction to the
committee on - - - 65, 74
bill reported from the committee on - 349
the bill for the reduction of the pay to
members of Congress, and civil, mili-
tary, and naval officers, 296, 349, 392
- (See Custom house.
Retrenchment and economy, the tariff, Govern-
ment resources, &c., resolutions of
Messrs. McDuffie, Evans, Dayton,
Rives, and Merrick, upon the subject

of - - 252, 262, 276, 281
remarks upon, by—
Mr. Allen - - - - 282
Mr. Archer - - - - 282
Mr. Buchanan - - - 282
Mr. Calhoun - - - 281, 282
Mr. Dayton - - 281, 282, 288
Mr. Evans - 255, 276, 281, 282, 288
Mr. McDuffie - 76, 281, 288
Mr. Merrick - 281, 282, 288, 289
Mr. Rives - - 281, 282, 288
Mr. Simmons - - - - 282
Mr. Walker - - - 282, 288
Revenue-cutter service, concerning the - 280

Revolutionary Claims, Committee on, bills re-
ported from the, 158, 169, 292, 320, 326
345
reports from the, 118, 133, 157, 292, 345
Right of search, debate concerning the speech
of Sir Robert Peel on the construction
of the Ashburton treaty touching the, 331
332, 333, 334, 335, 336
Rives, Wm. C., of Virginia, 1, 2, 30,54, 62, 110
ić. ișā, 213, #7, 2:5, 3%
resolutions by, 2, 112, 119, 133, 237, 293
299, 304
remarks concerning the speech of Sir
Robert Peel on the construction of the
Ashburton treaty as to the right of
search - 111, 120, 121, 171
remarks on the bill for the benefit of the

Petersburg Railroad Company - 187
remarks on the Oregon bill - - 230
remarks on the bill making appropria-

tion for the fulfilment of the stipula-
tions of the Ashburton treaty . - 379
(See Debts.)
Roads and Canals, resolutions instructing the
Committee on - 46, 104, 370
bills reported from the Committee on, 198
233

Robbinston, in the State of Maine, bill to de-
clare, a port of entry - 180, 354, 362
Rocky Mountains, concerning Lieutenant Fre-
mont's expedition to the - -
Royall, bill for the benefit of the widow of
Captain William - - -
Rules of the Senate, proposition to suspend and
amend the, 45, 50, 70, 74, 377, 387

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Salary of the surveyor of the port of Camden,
bill for the reduction of the, 299, 331, 372
School lands, bills concerning, 50, 54, 63, 70, 83
104, 118, 153, 158
Seamen, an act amendatory of the act for the
relief of sick and disabled - - 345
Search. (See Right of search.)

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Secretary of the Senate, subpoenaed to appear o
fore the circuit court of the United
tates in the District of Columbia
with certain papers on the files of his
office - - - - - 88
assignment of certain duties to,321,327, 376
Senators in attendance - - - - 30
Senate of the United States, proceedings of the,
in secret session, upon the British
treaty - - - - - 1, 2
Sevier, Ambrose H., of Arkansas, 61, 63, 79, 84
88, 94, 95, 106, 127, 148, 149, 158, 152
175, 180, 181, 182, 186, 201, 212, 239
240, 244, 267, 299, 315, 321, 322, 341
346, 353, 354, 302, 363, 364, 370, 372
376, 379, 382, 391
the credentials of - - - 74
resolutions by - - 104, 376, 387
remarks on the Oregon bill - 153, 230
remarks on the subject of improving the
navigation of the Western waters - 165
(See Debates.)
Shreve, H. M., a bill authorizing the purchase
of his snag-boat - - 21 1, 213
Simmons, J. T., of Rhode Island, 40, 84, 112, lo

219, 230, 244, 251, 252, 287, 363, 365
72, 382
Skinner, John P., bill for the relief of - 198, 206

Slave-trade, the African, negotiations between
Ashburton and Webster, concernin
the suppression of the - , 24

Smith, O. H., of Indiana, 40, 45, 49, 54, 61, 63
70, 73, 84, 94, 104, 106, 118, 142, 147
15:3, 153, 164, 169, 174, 192, 205, 226
233, 243, 252, 261, 266, 292, 304, 311
320, 330, 340, 354, 362, 370, 371, 372

377
resolutions by - 46, 104, 118, 205
remarks on the subject of improving the
navigation of the Western waters - 164
remarks on the joint resolution for the
establishing of agencies for the in-
spection and purchase of water-rotted
hemp - - - - -
concerning the Louisville and Portland
canal - - - - - 287
Smith, Perry, of Connecticut, 63, 104,152, 162
302, 315, 321, 341, 388
remarks on the bankrupt bill - 346, 349
remarks on the #.". to print the
report on the fine on Gen. Jackson - 148
his recollections pending the controver-
sy in secret session between Messrs.
Benton and Rives, concerning the red-

lined map - - - - 170
(See Debates.)
Spoliations, French, prior to 1800, petitions
concerning - - 40, 62, 141, 205
bill for the settlement of the claims sor - 111
121, 153
Sprague, W., of Rhode Island - 40, 84
State Department, calls upon the . - 46, 62
Statue of Washington, appropriation for the re-
moval o - - - -
Steamboat Company of Nantucket, bill for the
relief of - 100

-
Steamboats, bill to amend the act for the better
security of lives of passengers on
board of - - 345, 376, 379
Steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers
the destruction of
Stock by the United States, petitions praying
- the issue of 200 millions for the relief
of the States, 84, 161, 198, 219, 220
233, 238, 243, 262, 266, 275, 280, 299
304, 387
Sturgeon, D., of Pennsylvania, , , 30, 41, 54, Gl
62, 79, 84, 180, 205,211, 226, 233,238
243, 251, 252, 275, 292, 304, 311, 320
322, 330, 387
Swartwout, Samuel, late collector of N. York,
bill authorizing the Treasurer to com-
promise with the securities of, 89, 95

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manent contracts with the, for trans-

porting the United States mail - 345

iron. (See Duties.)

Reilly, Boyd, bill for the relief of - - 376
Reporter of the Supreme Court, concerning

the salary of the - - - 381
Reporters, resolution to appoint a corps of 46, 50
85

Resolutions submitted by—

Mr. Allen - - 70, 304, 331
Mr. Bagby - - - - 345
Mr. Barrow, 74, 79, 111, 119, 133, 142

158
Mr. Bayard - - 39, 235, 326

Mr. Benton, 1, 2, 41, 54, 63, 74, 79, 85
34, go, 'lib, '238, 35%, 352, #75,'2s.
321, 327, 341, 345

Mr. Berrien - - - 46, 89
Mr. Buchanan - - 2, 104, 118
Mr. Conrad, 1, 54, 62, 63, 95, 133, 142
Mr. Crittenden - - - 2, 75
Mr. Dayton - - - 281, 288

Tallmadge, N. P., of New York, 2, 30, 33, 45
62, 75, 79, 84, 85, 88, '94, 99, 103
110, 118, 127, 166, 175, 185, 192, 198
205, 226, 237, 240, 244, 251, 253, 266
288, 314, 315, 327, 328, 340, 342, 381
382, *

resolution by - - - -
remarks on the bankrupt act, 45,46, 51, 84
238, 342, 347, 349

remarks on the exchequer bill - - 244

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