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OF THE

DEBATES OF CONGRESS,

FROM 1789 TO 1856.

FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR
REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL

REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.

VOL II.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

346 AND 348 BROADWAY.
LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN.

1857.

MAY 4 1881

Pin Sy idir.

& Carwridge 0 (H. U, 1826.)

ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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FOURTH CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.

BEGUN AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 5, 1796.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.

the United WILLIABIOBL ERELIN

MONDAY, December 5, 1796. |tor by the State of New Jersey, in place of
PRESENT :

FREDERICK FRELINGHUYSEN, resigned ; also, of JOHN ADAMS, Vice President of the United

WILLIAM BLOUNT and WILLIAM COCKE, appoint

ed Senators by the State of Tennessee ;-and, States, and President of the Senate.

the oath required by law being respectively adJOIN LANGDON and SAMUEL LIVERMORE, from

ministered to them, they took their seats in the New Hampshire.

Senate. BENJAMIN GOODHUE, from Massachusetts.

A message from the House of Representatives WILLIAM BRADFORD, from Rhode Island.

informed the Senate that a quorum of the JAMES Hillhouse and Urian Tracy, from

House of Representatives is assembled, and Connecticut. Elujan Paing, and Isaao TICHENOR, from res

ready to proceed to business.

| Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the Vermont.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and acquaint Joux RUTHERFORD and RICHARD STOCKTON,

him that a quorum of the Senate is assembled. from New Jersey.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the WILLIAM BINGHAM, from Pennsylvania.

House of Representatives that a quorum of the Hexey LATIMEP., from Delaware.

Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to HUMPHREY MARSHALL, from Kentucky.

business. William COOKE, from Tennessee. JACOB READ, from South Carolina.

A message from the House of Representa

tives informed the Senate that they have apJAMES Gunx, from Georgia.

pointed a joint committee, on their part, toThe number of Senators present not being po

å gether with such committee as the Senate may sufficient to constitute a quorum, they adjourned to 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

appoint, to wait on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and notify him that a quorum of the

two Houses is assembled, and ready to receive TUESDAY, December 6.

any communications that he may be pleased to ALEXANDER MARTIN, from the State of North Carolina, and WILLIAM BLOUNT, from the State

Resolved, That the Senate concur in the above of Tennessee, severally attended.

resolution, and that Messrs. READ and LIVERThe ViQE PRESIDENT communicated a letter wope het

ter more be the joint committee on the part of the from PIERCE BUTLER, notifying the resignation Senate of his seat in the Senate, which was read.

| Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the The credentials of the after-named Senators House of Representatives therewith. were severally read :>Of BENJAMIN GOODHUE,

DHUE,

MERAN

Mr. Read reported, from the joint committee appointed a Senator by the State of Massachu-lannointed for the

sachu: appointed for that purpose, that they had setts, in place of GEORGE CABot, resigned; of waited on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IBAAO TICHENOR, appointed a Senator by thel and had notified him that a quorum of the two State of Vermont, in place of Moses ROBINSON, Houses of Congress are assembled, and that the resigned; of JAMES HILLHOUSE, appointed a Sen

| PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES acquainted ator by the State of Connecticut in place of OL- the committee that he would meet the two IVER ELLSWORTH, whose seat is become vacant ; | Houses in the Representatives' Chamber, at of Urian Tracy, appointed a Senator by the twelve o'clock to-morrow. State of Connecticut, in place of JONATHAN TRUMBULL, resigned; of John LAURANCE, appointed a Senator by the State of New York, in

WEDNESDAY, December 7. place of Rufus King, whose seat is become va- John HENRY, from the State of Maryland, atcant; of RICHARD STOCKTON, appointed a Sena-Itended.

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