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H. OF R.

Removal of the Seat of Government.

OCTOBER, 1814.


paign. Thus situated, and thus wrought upon of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriby motives so powerful, he would probably bave ated. been successful had he not been opposed by men

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the first actuated by feelings of a character somewhat dif- session of Congress to be held after the termination of ferent, bui perhaps of still more powerful influ- the present war between the United States and Great

The Americans were, in every sense of Britain, shall be held at the City of Washington, in the word, fighting for their country. That coun

the District of Columbia, to which place the public try was likely to fall under one of the severest United States shall, at the commencement of the said

offices attached to the seat of the Government of the scourges to which any country can be exposed. The City of Washington had just before fallen session, together with the Seat of the Government of

the United States, be transferred; and, from and after a prey to the invaders--there was good reason to that time, shall cease to be held or exercised elsewhere, believe that Baltimore was on the eve of destruction-perhaps destroyed. The determination to Mr. FORSYTH, of Georgia, having objected to lay waste and destroy all the assailable parts of the second reading of the billour country had been announced in form. A fe Mr. Rhea, of Tennessee, moved to reject the rocious determination, sir! Adopted, we are as- bill

, and thereon demanded the yeas and nays. sured, at the special instance of ihe Governor of The reason he assigned for it was, that instead of Canada. A combination of more powerful in-being engaged on a subject of this kind, the centives to exertion has seldom addressed itself House ought to be engaged in matters of 'high to the human mind. Under its influence our importance, in which the destinies of the nation brave countrymen fought; and under its influ- are involved. He would call the attention of epce they conquered. The consequences of their gentlemen to the despatches from Europe, which, victory are known to all united America. To he thought, would clearly indicate that other obrecite them would be superfluous; I shall not un-jects than this ought to occupy the attention of dertake it, sir. All I ask is, and I ask it with the House. pleasure, because I am sure I shall receive it, the Mr. GROSVENOR, of New York, said he most undivided sentiment of this House in favor of the sincerely regretted that this course had been taken resolutions.

with the bill

. If gentlemen were friends to this No opposition or amendment being made, the District, if they wished the question decided in resolutions were reported to the House, and or such a way as would quiet the minds of the peodered to a third reading; and were accordingly ple of the District, they ought to refrain from read a third time, and passed by an unanimous pushing this question now, when many were abvote.

sent who did not expect it to come on. If, when

all the members were present, there should appear REMOVAL OF THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. to be a majority against the bill, ihe question

Mr. Fisk, of New York, from the select com- would be fairly settled; but a surprise of ihis sort mittee to whom the subjeci was referred, reported could not decide it. The question was one, he the following bill:

said, of trying importance, not only to the DisA bill for the temporary removal of the Seat of Gov.trict, but to other parts of the nation. It ought ernment from the City of Washington.

to be decided by a full vote. Until it was so setBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. who ought to have confidence in the permanence

tled, if against removal, there is not one citizen sentatives of the United States of America in Ĉon. gress assembled, That, within twenty days from and of the Seat of Government, Gentlemen ought after the passing of this act, all the offices attached to to deal liberally, and let the business take the usual the Seat of the Government of the United States shall course. If this course was taken, the real ques. be removed, under the direction of the respective hold- tion would not be decided, but would be subject ers thereof, from the City of Washington to in to continual agitation. the State of and there opened for the transaction Mr. Forsyth, of Georgia, said, so far as he was of public business.

personally concerned, he denied the imputation of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, within the intending to obtain a vote by surprise; he was not said twenty days, from and after the passing of this operated upon by any such consideration. He act, Congress shall adjourn for days, to meet at was not, he said, peculiarly a friend to the people the expiration of the said days, at --, in the of this District; it was not on their account he State of then and there to finish the session of was opposed to the bill. It was the intrinsic imthe present Congress. said twenty days after the passing of this act, the Seat this question should be settled, and promptly set82c. 3. And be it further enacted, That, within the portance of this question to the nation at large,

ibat demanded his atlention. It was necessary of the Government of the United States shall, by virtled. He had no idea that any member could be tue of this act, be transferred to the said State of and shall continue and remain there, taken by surprise, and he was indeed surprised at for and during the continuance of the present war be the remark. This question had been amply distween the United States and Great Britain, and until cussed, and there was nothing to be said on the the commencement of the next session of Congress subject, &c. By referring to the bill, it would after the termination of the war aforesaid.

be seen that the bill could not possibly pass, and Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, for defray- the Seat of Government be removed within thirty ing the expenses of such removal, the sum of days; before which time the season would afford thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out | ample security against the approach of an enemy.

OCTOBER, 1814.

Removal of the Seat of Government.

H. OF R.

By that time all the arguments which had been House to the character of the votes for removal, urged in favor of a removal would be done away which were all from the North and East-from by the rigor of the season. As to personal incon. the moneyed men who wielded the capital of the venience from sittiog here, he did not believe any nation. Let gentlemen reflect that these men gentleman could or would be influenced by mo- would not advance their money with the same tives of that character. There was now no rea- confidence to the Government at this place as if son for removal. If reasons should hereafter oc- it were removed. This was the explanation cur, it would be then time enough for Congress which he would give of those votes. Was it not to remove.

true that confidence in the public securities had Mr. Fisk, of New York, said he very much re- been for a moment withdrawn on the occupation gretted that this motion had been submitted to of the city by the enemy? If we have not now the consideration of the House. The priociples the means of meeting the public creditors, if we of this bill had been more than once before the cannot look them in the face, if, by a temporary House, who had decided in favor of the removal; removal from this place, we can fulfil our engageand it could not be expected they were now prements and redeem the public faith, which would pared to reject the bill. The exposure of ihis be violated by remaining here, Mr. F. asked if place and the expense of sitting here were as they ought not to remove? As to the urgency great now as they had been before. As to the of more important business to prevent the conargument that time will render this place secure, sideration of this, Mr. F. said this complaint

was Mr. F. said he would answer the gentleman, for without reason. Let it be recollected that Conthe enemy, as a French marshal bad once replied gress had met and adjourned at twelve o'clock, to some such remark, that he would not consultor a little after, every day during the present sesthe enemy as to the time or place of meeting him. sion; but if the present question had been deMr. F. said we were now situated four hundred ferred till other business of moment was prepared miles from the most important seat of war, with for discussion, the argument would have been enwhich daily and expeditious communication was titled to some weight. At present no business all-important, as well to the facility of supplies was more important than this; and, if it were as to ihe combination of movement and action, not so, the House would not have sanctioned its &c. The increase of expense thus incurred, he discussion. Mr. F. said he was not pleased at the said, amounted to a greater sum than would the unusual course proposed to be pursued in relation cost of removal of the public offices to Philadel to this bill. He had often heard motions for the phia or New York. To brave all these inconve- rejection of bills, but never knew one of them niences merely in consideration of the interests successful. Considering the history and characof the people of this District, would be to pervert ter of this bill, it was entitled to the ordinary the Constitutional provision which gives Con- course of passing to a second and third reading. gress exclusive legislation over the District, and if, on a fair vote, there should be a majority instead of that, would be giving to the District against it, let there be an end of the question, the control over Congress. Mr. F. said he viewed not for this moment only, but during the war. the interests of the citizens of this District with Mr. Newton, of Virginia, said he did not rise the same consideration as he did those of all other to discuss this question, because he was satisfied citizens; but they had, he presumed, too much the House was prepared to decide on it. He good sense and patriotism to ask Congress, merely rose only to ask the gentleman to be kind enough out of regard to their personal views, to compro- to answer him one question. The faith of the mit the national interests. They were not to be nation is to be pledged for the money which must ruined, either, by a permanent removal; for the be obtained for the support of Government. Will bill itself provided for the return of Congress to not the pledge to be given in Washington be as this place after the war. Congress would be valuable as any which could be given in Philaequally exposed, and require the same expendi- delphia? Will a removal increase the ability of ture for their protection, at every session during a nation to meet the demands against it? It is the war as they were now. Gentlemen had said not so. The Government is as competent to all the enemy would not come here now, because such purposes here as it could be in any other they could find no object. It had been supposed city. 'Mr. N. appealed to the side of the House that the enemy could have no object in coming on which he sai. We, said he, are the majority; here before, but he had come. Was it not neces- it is necessary for us to carry on the war with sary, not only that the members should feel them- vigor. Your army now wants supplies: the moselves secure from personal danger, but also from ment when you ought to vote them, a bill is infear of interruption? Should not ihe creditors of troduced calculated to set everything in motion, the Goveroment be satisfied of the safety of Con- and we know not where and when Congress gress? And when we speak of them, said Mr. will meet again if it passes. If the public interF., let us not pass them over with a bare men- est thus suffers, the responsibility is on us, and tion. On whom must we rely for the support of the people will look to us for accountability for our finances for the sinews to carry on the war? all the evils which will result from such conduct. Where are the moneyed men? Are they here? Mr. STOCKTON, after desiring a call of the He meant by this no invidious distinctions. The House, (which was not in order,) moved an adgentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Macon) jouroment, and called the yeas and pays thereon, had the other day called the attention of the lin order to ascertain what members were absent.

H. OF R.

Removal of the Seat of Government.

OCTOBER, 1814.

The yeas and nays having been so taken, there hoped the decision would then put eternally to were for adjournment 40, against it 103, as foi- rest the question of removal, and that this city, lows:

established by WASHINGTON, will never be broken YEAs—Messrs. Alexander, Baylies of Massachu- up on the pretence that moneyed men would not setts, Bigelow, Bradbury, Bradley, Brigham, Caldwell, lend their money here. Mr. W. said, if there Cilley, Condict, Cooper, Cox, Dana, Davenport, Ely, were men who would act in this local manner, Geddes, Grosvenor, Hulbert, Irwin, Jackson of Rhode he did not desire their aid. The violation of Island, Kent of New York, Law, Lovett, Markell, public faith in even a temporary removal, under Moffit, Moseley, Ormsby, John Reed, Sherwood, Skin- present circumstances, would injure the public ner, Smith of New York, Stanford, Stockton, Sturges, credit infinitely more than a removal to any Taggart, Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, Ward of New Northern city would strengthen it. Every man Jersey, Wheaton, Wilcox, and Winter.

must see the situation of the country; every part NAYS—Messrs. Alston, Archer, Avery, Barbour, of the Atlantic borders alike exposed to attack. Bard, Barnett, Bayly of Virginia, Bowen, Boyd, Brown, But we should never have had a country to deBurwell, Butler, Chappell

, Člopton, Comstock, Conard, fend, if our ancestors had been appalled by danCrawford, Creighton, Crouch, Culpeper, Cuthbert, ger-and danger so much greater than now, that Davis of Pennsylvania, Denoyelles. Desha, Duvall living here was considered next to death, and Eppes, Evans, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of Vermont, Fisk of New York, Forney, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, was ipficted by the British Government as a Gholson, Glasgow, Goldsborough, Goodwin, Griffin, punishment in commutation of that of death. Hall, Hanson, Harris, Hasbrouck, Hawes, Hawkins, He saw no inconvenience to Congress from sitHopkins of Kentucky, Hubbard,' Humphreys, Hun- ting here. He liked the room in which the House gerford, Ingersoll, Irving, Jackson of Virginia, Johnson sat better than the old ball, for every member of Kentucky, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, King might now be heard without extending his voice of Massachusetts, King of North Carolina, Lefferts, to that of a Stentor. Having been indisposed Lewis, Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, McKee, Miller, when this subject originally came before the Montgomery, Moore, Nelson, Newton, Oakley, Pear. House, he bad thought it his duty to make these son, Pickens, Pipe Pleasants, Post, Potter, Rea of remarks. Gentlemen had said, if the GovernPennsylvania, Rhea of Tennessee, Rich, Ringgold, ment went from this place there would be no Rvane, Ruggles, Sage, Schureman, Sevier, Seybert, inducement to the enemy to come here. The Sharp, Shipherd, Smith of Virginia, Strong, Stuart, enemy had already gone from the Chesapeake, Tannehill, Taylor, Telfair, Thompson, Troup, Udree, burnt their barrack on Tangiers island, indicating White, Wilson of Pennsylvania, Wright, and Yancey. no intentiop tv return at present. Although the

Mr. STOCKTON then said, as eight or nine mem. enemy had been successful at this place, he had bers appeared to be absent, he should move 10 met the rubbers above, and he hoped he would postpone the further consideration of the bill till again wherever he attempted to land; and would to-morrow.

be universally beaten, it all Americans would Oo this motion Mr. Rasa required the previ- now, as they ought, unite against the evil doers, ous question, which was not sanctioned by a and if every man in the country whose aid was sufficient number to take it.

worth having would, as he believed they would, Mr. McKee, of Kentucky, and Mr. Gaston, of aid in the prosecution of the war. He hoped the North Carolina, though both opposed to the bill, House would to-morrow relieve the citizens from favored the postponement, from motives of libero the groundless fears of removal. He knew, he ality, and also from a dislike to what might by said, that this place was as secure as Philadelthe absentees and others be deemed an unfair phia, and more so, and less assailable by the mode of legislation.

enemy. The enemy might occupy any point to Mr. Rhea, of Tennessee, and Mr. FORSYTH, of which they would bend their whole force, and Georgia, opposed postponement, on the ground Philadelphia as easily as any other. They had that the bill had been already sufficiently debated much less inducement to come here than to go and ought by this time to be well understood, there. And why, said Mr. W., act the part and also on the ground that there was now more contemplated by the bill? We have reprobated than an'usual number of members present, and France and Great Britain for retaliating on us probably more than there would be to-morrow. the injuries they received from each other and

Mr. GROSVENOR disclaimed any intention to shall we now imitate them, and retaliate on the impute im proper motives to gerilemen by the people interested in the permanence of the Govexpression ibat this was a surprise. He merely ernment here, for the injuries we and they have meant to say that such would be the effect of sustained from the enemy? It is a poor reason, now taking the question.

because the enemy has destroyed the public proMr. WRIGHT, of Maryland, for the same rea periy, that we should destroy the private. If the sons assigned by other gentlemen, was in favor Government once removed hence, he was confiof postponement. He had no doubt the final de dent the same influence would prevent its return. cision would be in favor of remaining here. He

Mr. Rhea said he was apxious to see this queshoped the final question would be taken to-mor- tion at rest, and would, therefore, make a motion row. He was not willing any longer to suspend to supersede that now before the House, and give the people of the city by ihe eyelids. Even the gentlemen as much procrastination as the inost savages destroy their victim the same day they anxious for that course could desire. He, therebegin to ioflici the deathly tortures on him. Hel fore, moved to postpone indefinitely (tantamount

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to a motion to reject) the bill. He had no other tax and internal duties established by the several object in view than to get rid of the subject. acts passed at the first session of the present Con

Mr. STANFORD, of North Carolina, then made gress; which were referred to the Committee of a motion (superseding all the others) that the Ways and Means. bill and all the motions should lie on the table; Mr. PLEASANTS, of Virginia, from the Naval which motion was agreed to, yeas 94.

Committee, reported, without amendinent, the resolution from ihe Senate, espressive of the sense

of Congress relative to the victory of the PeaFriday, October 14.

cock over the Epervier; and it was referred to a Two other members, to wit: from Massachu. Committee of the whole House. setts, JAMES PARKER; and from Virginia, James Mr. JOHNSON, of Kentucky, from the commitJOHNSON, appeared, and took their seals.

tee appointed to inquire into the causes of the Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, presented, for the third capture of this city by the enemy, after delailing time, the memorial of Joseph Forrest, praying their proceedings and iheir determination to bring compensation for the detention, &c., by the Span- it to as speedy a result as possible, moved for ish Goveroment, of a vessel chartered by him to leave to sit on Tuesday next during ihe sitting of the Government to convey flour to the people of the House.-Granted. Caraccas.-Referred.

Mr. BORWELL, of Virginia, laid upon the table Before any further business was done, a Mes. a resolution instructing the Secretary of War to sage was received from the President of the Uni- lay before the House a list of the officers of the ted States, transmitting a number of documents; Army, the places where they are stationed. distinon opening which, the Speaker ordered stran- guishing those engaged in recruiting, the number gers to be excluded the House. The doors re- of men enlisted by these officers since the increase mained closed until half past two o'clock. When of bounty, and also what sums have been paid for they were again opened, it appeared that the that purpose. This resolution he did not call up Message embraced ihe instructions to our Minis. for consideration to-day. ters now in Europe, which the President announced his intention to communicate to Con

RETALIATING SYSTEM. gress. They were, with the exception of a few Mr. GROSVENOR, of New York, said it would passages deemed improper for publication, or

be recollected the President, in his Message to dered to be printed.

Congress, at the last session, informed the House The resolutions expressive of the sense of Con- that the commanding General of the Canadas gress in relation to the achievements of our mil. had selected a number of American prisoners of itary heroes in the Northern campaign of the war, and sent them over to England in close conpresent year, were read a third time, and passed finement; and that, on that act, a system of retalunanimously.

iation had been commenced. It would be recolMr. Eppes, of Virginia, said he had given no- !ected also that, towards the close of the session, tice that he would call up the tax report to day. in consequence of a resolution passed by the Sen. The Committee, however, now expected a report ate, a stalement was given of the situation of the from the Treasury, intimately connected with the prisoners sent to England, and of those who, as subject, and had therefore instructed him to move hostages, had been confined on either side. Many to postpone the further consideration of the sub- publications since made in the public prints tendject to Monday next; and it was ordered accorded to show that the difficulty on this head had

been setiled-how, was not known. He deemed Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, having called up the it all important that the public should know on bill for a temporary removal of the seat of Gov. what principles it had been settled. With that ernment

view, he offered the following resolution : Mr. GROSVENOR, of New York, assigned the

Resolved, That the President of the United States lateness of the hour as a reason for moving an

be requested to lay before this House, if, in his opinion, adjournment; which motion was adopted hy a

it will not be inconsistent with the public welfare, all yote of 76 to 69; and, by adjournment, the subo communications to or from the Government of Eng

land, or her officers or agents, not heretofore commuject was postponed until 10-morrow.

nicated, relative to the commencement and progress of

any acts or system of retaliation founded upon, or proSATURDAY, October 15.

duced by, the conduct of the British commander in Two other members, to wit: from New Hamp- for trial as criminals, a number of individuals” taken

Canada,“ in selecting and sending to Great Britain, shire, Daniel WEBSTER; and from Connecticut, prisoners of war from the American Army; also, any Timothy Pitkin, appeared, and took their seats. evidence he may have in his possession relative to the

A new member, to wit: from Tennessee, New- present conditions of such individuals. TON CANNON, elected to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Felix Gruudy, ap. opposition, and a committee appointed to present

The resolution was agreed to without debate or peared, was qualified, and took his seat. The Speaker laid before the House a letter

the same to the President of the United Siates. from the acting Secretary of the Treasury, trans- REMOVAL OF THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT. mitting, in pursuance of a resolution of the 10th Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, called up for considerinstant, staiements of the returns of the direct lation the bill for the temporary removal of the


H. orR.
Removal of the Seat of Government.

OCTOBER, 1814. Seat of Government from the City of Wash- propriated, for the term of five years, to be applied, ington.

under the direction of the President of the United The question for rejection of the bill came first States, for the erection of suitable buildings within the in order, and was stated from the Chair.

city of Washington, for the accommodation of the Mr. FARROW, of South Carolina, rose, and President of the United States, the two Houses of stated the reasons why, though he should 'even-Congress, and the several Departments of the Governtually vote against the bill, he should now vole ment, and that the same shall be paid annually to the against the rejection of it.

order or orders of the President of the United States." Mr. Rasa, of Tennessee, replied to some of After much interesting debate this motion was those reasons.

agreed to, ayes 95. The question on the rejection of the bill was The Committee rose, and reported the bill with theu put and negatived, by the following vote: the amendments, which were also concurred in For the rejection 76, against it, 79, as follows: by the House. Ysas-Messrs. Archer, Avery, Barbour, Bard, Bar

And the question was then put, “Shall the bill nett, Bayly of Virginia, Bowen, Burwell, Cannon, be engrossed and read the third time?" and deChappell

, Clopton, Comstock, Crawford,' Culpeper, cided as follows: Cuthbert, Dana, Earle, Eppes, Evans, Fisk of Vermont, Yeas-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Baylies of MasForney, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gholson, Glasgow, sachusetts, Bigelow, Boyd, Bradbury, Bradley, BrigGoldsborough, Goodwyn, Griffin, Hall, Hanson, Har ham, Brown, Butler, Caldwell, Champion, Cilley, ris, Hawes, Hawkins, Hopkins of Kentucky, Hubbard, Clark, Condict, Conard, Cooper, Cox, Creighton, Humphreys, Hungerford, Irving, Jackson of Virginia, Crouch, Davenport, Davis of Pennsylvania, DenoJohnson of Virginia, Johnson of Kentucky, Kennedy, yelles, Desha, Duvall, Ely, Fisk of New York, GedKent of Maryland, Kerr, Kershaw, King of North Car. des, Gourdin, Grosvenor, Hasbrouck, Hulbert, Ingerolina, Lefferts, Lewis, Lowndes, Macon, McCoy, soll, Irwin, Jackson of Rhode Island, Kent of New McKee, McKim, Montgomery, Moore, Nelson, New York, King of Massachusetts, Law, Lovett, Markell, ton, Pearson, Pickens, Pleasants, Rhea of Tennessee, Miller, Moffit, Moseley, Oakley, Ormsby, Pickering, Ringgold, Roane, Robertson, Sage, Sevier, Smith of Piper, Pitkin, Post, Potter, John Reed, Rea of PennVirginia, Strong, Stuart, Telfair, Troup, White, Wil- sylvania, Rich, Ruggles, Schureman, Seybert, Sharp, son of Pennsylvania, Wright, and Yancey.

Sherwood, Shipherd, Skinner, Smith of New York, Nars-Messrs. Alexander, Alston, Baylies of Mas- Stockton, Sturges, Taggart, Taylor, Thompson, Udree, sachusetts, Bigelow, Boyd, Bradbury, Bradley, Brig. Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, Ward of New Jersey, ham, Brown, Butler, Caldwell, Cilley, Clark, Condict, Webster, Wheaton, Wilcox, and Winter-74. Conard, Cooper, Cox, Creighton, Crouch, Davenport, Nays-Messrs. Archer, Avery, Barbour, Bard, BarDavis of Pennsylvania, Denoyelles, Desha, Duvall, Ely, nett, Bayly of Virginia, Bowen, Burwell, Cannon, Farrow, Findley, Fisk of New York, Geddes, Gourdin, Chappell, Clopton, Comstock, Crawford, Culpeper, Grosvenor, Hasbrouck, Hulbert, Ingersoll, Irwin, Jack- Cuthbert, Dana, Earle, Eppes, Evans, Farrow, Find son of Rhode Island, Kent of New York, King of Mas- ley, Fisk of Vermont, Forney, Forsyth, Franklin, Gassachusetts, Law, Lovett, Lyle, Markell, Miller, Moffit, ton, Gholson, Glasgow, Goldsborough, Goodwyn, GrifMoseley, Oakley, Ormsby, Parker, Pickering, Piper, fin, Hall, Hanson, Harris, Hawes, Hawkins, Hopkins Pitkin, Post, Potter, John Reed, Rea of Pennsylvania, of Kentucky, Hubbard, Humphreys, Hungerford, IrRich, Ruggles, Schureman, Seybert, Sharp, Sherwood, ving, Jackson of Virginia, Johnson of Virginia, JohnShiplierd, Skinner, Smith of New York, Stanford, son of Kentucky, Kennedy, Kent of Maryland, Kerr, Stockton, Sturges, Taggart, Tannehill, Taylor, Thomp- Kershaw, King of North Carolina, Lefferts, Lewis, son, Udree, Vose, Ward of Massachusetts, Ward of Lowndes, Lyle, Macon, McCoy, McKee, McKim, New Jersey, Webster, Wheaton, Wilcox, and Winter. McLean, Montgomery, Moore, Nelson, Newton, Par. The bill was then read a second time, and re- Ringgold, Roane, Robertson, Sage, Sevier, Smith of

ker, Pearson, Pickens, Pleasants, Rhea of Tennessee, ferred to a Committee of the Whole; and the Virginia, Stanford, Strong, Stuart, Tannehill

, Telfair, House immediately resolved itself into a Com- Troup, White, Wilson of Pennsylvania, Wright, and mittee of the Whole on the said bill, it having Yancey—83. been made the order of the day for to-day, in preference to Monday, by a majority of 86 to 65 sition ; Messrs. Caperton, Ingham, Murfree, on leave;

[Absent on this vote.—Mr. Anderson, from indispovotes. Mr. Fisk, of New York, moved to fill the blank setts, Hale, Hopkins of New York, Howell, Kilbourn,

Messrs. Breckenridge, Calhoun, Davis of Massachufor the place of removal with Philadelphia. Reed, Ridgely, Sheffey, Smith of Pennsylvania, Tall

Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, moved to fill it with madge, Williams, Wilson of Massachusetts, and Wood, Georgetown.

who have not attended at the present session.] Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Hopkins, of Kentucky,

So the House determined that the bill should spoke against the insertion of Philadelphia, and not be engrossed for a third reading; in other Mr. PICKERING in favor of it.

The motion to insert Philadelphia was agreed words, that it should be rejected. to by a large majority; and the other blanks in the bill were filled up.

MONDAY, October 17. Mr. Lewis, of Virginia, then moved to insert Two other members, to wit: from Massachuthe following section as an amendment to the setts, John Wilson, and from Pennsylvania, bill:

Isaac Smith, appeared and took their seats. “And be it further enacted, That the annual sum Mr. Wright, of Maryland, presented the petiof one hundred thousand dollars be, and is hereby, ap. I tion of Thomas Bruff, inventor of the method of

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