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(Mar 31, 1834.
justice to me, this body will be under the necessity of T. Dunbar, page 89, testifies that Jolin Murphy was a considering every question decided by the committee, as journeyman shoemaker in his employment; told him, both well upon single votes, as general principles. Should I before and after the time of the eleclion, that he was not lose any portion of the majority assigned me by the com- twenty-one years of age, but said he had voted for Mr. mittee, upon a revision by the House of the principles on Letcher, and would whip any man that had his vote which they have decided, I should unquestionably gai: erased, and has now left the county. There are two upon a revision of their decisions upon single cases. John Murphys on the poll-book, and witness knows no
But surely the House will not undertake to take sepa. other in the county. rate votes on every decision of the committee. If they Mordecai Howard, page 87, testifies that Murply told act upon one point separately, they must, to do justice, him and Dunbar that he had voted for Letcher, and act upon all.' Nor woulil they, in that event, be certain would not be twenty-one years of age until some time to express, in the end, the real opinion of the House upon next year." the final question; that can be done only 'by leaving W. S. Scott, page 110, testifies that there is one John each member to vote on the general result. All have the Murphy only on the commissioner's books, and two on whole case before them-the reports of the majority and the original poll-book: witness knows but one in the minority-the abstracts of evidence-the evidence itself- county. every argument and memorandum made by the parties W. P. Daniels, page 111, same. and ihe committee. I cannot, however, pass from the John Livingston, page 113, same. report of the minority, without adverting to some cases of Thomas Harris voted for Mr. Letcher, and his vote was error and inconsistency in the opinions expressed by them struck off upon the following evidence: upon certain votes in Anderson and Jessamine counties. James H. Lowry, page 89, testifies that Thomas Harris
A palpable error, as I think, was committed by the told him he was not of age, and he heard him vote for Mr. committee, in taking from me the vote of Henry Long, of Letcher. Anderson county. The committee had unanimously Samuel Mays, page 114, testifies that he was shown adopted the following resolution, viz:
"the original family record of births,” in which it is re" That all declarations or statements made by voters corded that Thomas Harris was born on “7th August, after the election, relative to the right of suffrage, be re- 1813,” and that the father, mother, and voter, all conjected."
firmed the record; and the latter said he would not The only proof of Henry Long's minority is his own bave voted if the judges had asked him a question about declaration to G. B. Taylor, page 74, after the election. it." In reply to a question, Taylor says:
J. P. Lowry, page 111, testifies that Harris told him "I do know a young man by the name of Henry Long, he was under age at the time of the election, and he is and he told me since the August election, 1833, that he not listed as a tithe on the book for 1833, but is for State was not twenty-one years of age."
Yet the minority say this vote ought not to have The occasion on which this declaration was made, and been taken from Mr. Letcher! the circumstances which followed, are not at all calcu. John Scofield voted for Mr. Letcher, and his vote was lated to give it weight. Taylor says:
struck off upon the following evidence: “I purchased a note executed by said Long to Mr. Jeremiah King, page 103, testifies that he knows Jolin Watts; and when I presented the note, le observed that Scofield was born in May or June, 1813; that Scofield he was under age, and would plead infancy; and this was told him, before the election, that he intended to vote the only conversation I ever had with him on the subject. for Mr. Letcher if he could; that lie has understood he I banded the note to an officer-he was warranteil-and did, and sees his name on the poll-book; and that he then he came forward and settled the amount before it knows no other John Scofield in the county. ever came to a trial.”
James Carrol, page 103, testifies that John Scofield is Put his declaration and his act together, and what is bois nephew, and was born in June, 1813; heard him say the natural inference? Why, that he said he was a minor he voted for Letcher, sees his name on the poll-book, and only to avoid being pressed for his mote; but when he knows no o:her Jolin Scofield in the county. could no longer escape, admitted that he was of age by Even the erasure of this vote is declared by the mi. settling it. The whole taken together, is rather evidence narily to be erroneous, and they propose to the blouse to that he was of age, than that he was not.
restore it! Nor was there any evidence that he gave the vote But the inconsistency of the minority appears still more standing in that name on the poll-book, other than the glaringly in other cases. declaration of the witness that lie knew no other man of Richard Curd voted for Mr. Letcher, and his vote was that name in the county.
stricken off upon the following evidence, viz: This vote was taken from me, therefore, in opposition W. S. Scott, page 109, testifies that Curd's name is not to a principle settled unanimously by the committee, and on the commissioner's book, and he knows of no such upon evidence much weaker than that which I produced man in the county, against the votes of George Elliott, Jr., John Shipman, W. P. Daniel, 112, same. Moses Bryant, Shelton Harris, Garret Voris, and many Samuel Mays, 114, same. others. Yet the minority did not discover this error, J. P. Lowry, page 153, testifies that " he knows Richwhich I request the House to correct.
ard Curd; that he (said Curd) has been living down in The following will illustrate some of the inconsistencies the Green river country for two or three years last past; and errors into which the minority have fallen in Jessa- and at the time he voted, was here on a visit.” But the mine county:
minority say this evidence was not sufficient, and that this George Catlett voted for Mr. Letcher. Jolin Catlett, vote ought to be restored to Mr. Letcher. page 111, testifies positively that his brother George Levi Nunnery voted for Mr. Letcher, and his vote was was under age, and that he told him he voted for Mr. struck off on the following evidence: Lelcher at the last election. This vote was permitted to W. S. Scott, 110, testifies that Nunnery's name is not stand as good, and the minority find no error in that on the commissioner's book, and he knows no such man decision.
in the county, Jolin Murphy voted for Mr. Letcher. His vote was W. P. Daniel, 112, same. struck off by the majority; but the minority say it ought Joseph Lowry, page 89, testifies that he is not on his to be restored. Now let us look at the evidence tax-book, and he does not know him.
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J. P. Lowry, 91, same.
voted in Jessamine, and that repeated violations of the 1. T. Coger, 98, does not know him.
constitution and laws make it lawful to violate them. John Livingston, 112, same.
Most certainly these three votes ought to be taken John Smith, 117, testifies that “he lives near Mrs. from Mr. Letcher; and it is marvellous that the vigilant Foley's, in Fayette county, and knew a certain Levi minority did not discover the error of deciding them to Nunnery, whose name he sees on the poll-book of the be good votes in Jessamine county. late congressional election at Nicholasville, given for R. Among the light matters which my competitor has inP. Letcher for Congress; he states that, to his own troduced into his address to this House is the case of old knowledge, said Nunnery was working at said Mrs. Fo- Billy Stean, a worthy old foreigner, but not naturalized, ley's, in Fayette county, four or five weeks before said whose vote my agent in Garrard proved to be illegal by election, where he also boarded, and also worked on and his own deposition, with which he attempted to contrast boarded there, without interruption, as far as he knows that of John Findley, a British pensioner, who was perand believes, for two or three weeks after the election." mitted to vote in Mercer county. He was as pathetic
Yet the minority say it was an error to strike off the in favor of the old soldier, as if he had some experience vote upon this evidence, and asked the House to re- of the hardships and privations of the tented field. I store it.
have so much respect for brave old soldiers myself, that Now, let us look at the other side.
I would not have called in question Mr. Stean's vote, William Rew voted for me, and bis vote was assailed by had I been acting in Garrard county in person, although the following testimony, viz:
it was notoriously in law a bad vote. But my agent and J. P. Lowry, page 152, testifies that Rew's name is not friends in Garrard, in the honest and faithful discharge on the commissioner's books, and he does not know such of the services they had undertaken for me, procured a voter in the county.
evidence in relation to every vote reported to be bad, Thomas Reynolds, Jun., 144, testifies that Rew was and included Stean's among the rest. The evidence was Tesiding at Henry Reynolds's, in Garrard county, on the sent here not subject to my control, and it became the 11th of July last; that he saw him at Nicholasville on duty of the committee to decide on Stean's vote.
It was the first day of the election, and having agreed with not my fault that, by the constitution and laws of the Moses Reynolds to try and prevent him from voting as country, and the decision of the highest judicial tribunal a resident of Garrard, asked him if he had voted, and he in it, they were obliged to decide that he had no legal said he had not; that Rew was afterwards, about the 11th right to vote. My competitor's complaints should be of August, married in Jessamine; that he might, or might levelled against the constitution and laws, and the decinot, have changed his residence from Garrard to Jessa. sions of the supreme court, which permit no foreigner mine between the 11th of July and the election; witness to exercise the right of a citizen, until he chooses to pass had seen him in Jassamine often, and remembers two through the process of naturalization. . As to Mr. Findplaces where he saw him.
ley, he is a scholar and a gentleman, against whose right Although every presumption arising from this testimony to vote-a right he had exercised for many years, there is, that Rew had become a resident of the county before was no proof. The most attempted was to show that he the election, and there is not a particle of evidence to received money from the British Government as a penthe contrary, the minority say this vote ought to have sioner--a pretiy conclusive evidence that he was considbeen taken from me by the majority.
ered a man of merit in his native country. They propose to take from me three others in Jessa. But my competitor's love for old soldiers seems to be mine, one of whom, William Sutton, voted for Mr. confined to those only who voted for him. In Mercer I.etcher, and has already been taken from him as a bad county he assailed the vote of John George, another old vote; and, as to another, J. Dixon, I do not find that soldier, who had lived in Mercer county upwards of thirty any such vole was contested in the county. While I am years, and the minority insist to the last that he ouglit gratified that the minority find one vote given to Mr. to be struck off. This old man served during the whole Letcher 'to be illegal, I cannot consent that they shall of the revolutionary war, for which he is now receiving change it to me on that account, nor that they shall take a pension, and he beat the first drum ever heard by me from me votes never given in the county to any one. and probably by my competitor, as he also resided in
There are three votes for Mr. Letcher, in Jessamine, Mercer county. 'I wonder that the recollection of that as clearly proved to have been given by citizens of Wood- drum had not awakened the soldier in his heart, and inford, as it is possible to prove any thing; and yet the duced him to spare the vote of old Mr. George. But committee have omitter to strike them off. The voters' George voted for me. That is not the kind of a soldier names are, John McMurtry, Thomas Champion, and which excites his sympathies. Those are due only to Henry Kirby.
the old soldier who, after all his other bailles, is ready Thomas Steele testifies that he has lived at his pres. to go the death for Mr. Letcher. ent place of residence since 1795; that John McMurtry There are many other points in the address and in the is his son-in-law, and lives on his farm; that he has gene- voluminous case before the House, which merit remark; rally voted in Jessamine, but his house is within the limits but I fear I shall weary your patience, and therefore of Woodford; that Thomas Champion also lives on his leave all the rest to your reflection and judgment. farm, still further within the limits of Woodford; and that Whatever may be the decision of the House, I cannot Henry Kirby also lives in Woodford, although he has but express my gratification that this contest is approachlong voted in Jessamine.
ing its close. To have been so long in a state of doubt I am at a loss to perceive why these votes were not and restraint, with my character assailed, my person asstruck from Mr. Letcher's poll. It is not possible by saulted, and my life threatened, has been inexpressibly more direct and positive testimony to prove ihat they painful to me. Your tables have borne witness to the lived out of Jessamine county, and even out of the 5th rancor and malevolence with which I have heen pursued. congressional district. Their right to vote was clearly The vilest of fabrications have been gotten up, printed, in another county and district, and to vote in Jessamine and laid before you, with the evident object of poisoning 33 not only a violation of law, but of the constitution. your minds against me, and influencing the decision of Their names are on the poll-book, and the fact that they this contest. I do not advert to these facts to enlist the usually voted in Jessamine is quite conclusive that they sympathy of the llouse. No. I invoke stern justice. gave the votes. The only ground on which a show of More I do not desire, and less I have no right to expect. defence can be set up for them is, that they had before. But I may, I lope, be allowed to say, that I owe infi
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(May 31, 1834.
nite obligations to both the majority and minority of the Mr. WILLIAMS suggested that the absentees had committee, who have so minutely examined the testimo- not all appeared, and moved that their names be again ny, for a complete acquittal of all charges of improper called. conduct on my part, said or insinuated. Although nei The CHAIR decided it to be out of order. ther the friends nor enemies who know me needed this The question was then put on Mr. Banks's first amendtestimonial to satisfy them of the injustice with which I ment. have been pursued; yet it is most gratifying to be spon Mr. MARSHALL moved to amend it by adding the taneously furnished with an evidence so conclusive, to words “theological students at Danville;' which was disabuse the minds of others of my countrymen, who agreed to. have had less opportunity to observe the passing scenes Mr. BEARDSLEY conceiving that votes on the sevein the 5th congressional district of Kentucky. Those ral amendments proposed would have no effect on the who bave labored to deprive me of my honor, as well as final result, because they would not change the opinion of of my rights, are already defeated; and as the entire com- those who dissented from them, moved the previous quesmittee have vindicated the one, I trust with perfect confi- tion; but the House refused to second the call: Ayes dence to this House to vindicate the other.
89, noes 108. After Mr. MOORE had concluded his argument-
Mr. S. Mc)). MOORE suggested to Mr. Banks to Mr. LEAVITT moved for the previous question; but modify his amendment, so as to move it only as an addi. the House refused to second the call: Ayes 88, noes 102. tion to the first resolution reported by the Committee of
Mr. HARDIN then rose, and went into an argumenta- Elections, and leave the name of Mr. Moone to be stricken tive speech of considerable length and much animation, out, or retained, upon the final vote. in opposition to the report of the Committee of Elections, Mr. BANKS assented to this, and accepted the modifiand in support of Mr. LETCHEN's right to a seat.
cation. Mr. McKINLEY was unwilling to vote without giving After some conversation as to the best form of putting his reasons for his vote; but, conscious that the House the question, the CHAIR stated it to be as follows: must be weary, he would either proceed now, or defer The first resolution reported by the Committee of Elechis remarks, as the wishes of the House might seem to tions is in the words following: indicate.
• Resolved, That Thomas P. More be declared entitled Mr. ADAMS, of Massachusetts, moved that the House to his seat as representative for the 5th congressional dis. adjourn.
trict of Kentucky. The yeas and nays' being demanded, were thereupon The amendment moved by Mr. Banks, was to add the taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas 81, nays 121. words following: So the House refused to alljourn.
“ Resolved, That all the votes given by qualified voters, Mr. McKINLEY then took the floor, and argued the which were received in Lancaster, Garrard county, whilst case as a naked question of law, which he contended it Moses Grant, Esq. acted as one of the judges on the first
morning of the election in August last, and those of a like Mr. CHILTON ALLAN next obtained the floor, and character given on the second day of the election in the had commenced his remarks, when he gave way for a absence of the sheriff, ought to be estimated in ascertainmotion to adjourn, which was made by Mr. WILLIAMS; ing the result of the election. but the yeas and nays being ordered, Mr. W. withdrew " That the votes of David McKee, Alfred W. Buford, his motion.
Elijah Mount, Clayton Fitzpatrick, William R. Preston, Mr. ALLAN then resumed, and appealing to the mag- R. L. Berry, Blackburne Leffler, Robert McKeown, nanimity of the House not to compel a speech at so late Giles M. Ormond, and Lewis L. Mason, given in Mercer an hour, renewed the motion for an adjournment. county, be counted; the first nine for R. P. Letcher, and
The yeas and nays were demanded, and, being taken, the last one for T. P. Moore. stood as follows: Yeas 92, nays 106.
" That the votes of Job M. Hall, Reuben Young, VinSo the House refused to adjourn.
cent Inge, Jacob Coffman, William Jenkins, and the Rev. . Mr. ALLAN said that, after this decision, he should David Robertson, be laken from the number of votes al. forbear to throw himself upon the House, but would pro- lowed by the majority of the committee to Moore, in - pose that there be a call of the flouse; and that then the Mercer county, and added to those counted for Letcher. question should be taken in succession on the several “ That the votes of Eli Williams and W. Dawson, of propositions reported by the committee.
Anderson county, and those of William Corner, Charles The question being put on a call of the House, it was Welshi, Thomas Harris, Montgomery Vanlandingham, Jodecided in the affirinative: Ayes 96, noes 58.
seph Murrian, Levi Nunnery, Richard Curd, Anderson The House was thereupon called, and 210 members Hulet, Hickman Evans, Henry Wood, Richard White, of answered to their names. The doors were then closed. Jessamine county, be counted for Robert P. Letcher.” Mr. HANNEGAN moved to suspend the call.
The question upon this amendment, at the request of On this question, Mr. WHITTLESEY demanded the Mr. Jones (of the Committee of Elections) having been yeas and nays; whereupon
dividedThe motion to suspend was withdrawn.
The question was first put on agreeing to the first clause The absentees were then called in part, and excuses of this amendment, viz: “That all the votes given by were received in their behalf; when
qualified voters, which were received in Lancaster, GarMr. GAMBLE moved to suspend the call.
rard county, whilst Moses Grant, Esq., acted as one of Mr. MERCER demanded the yeas and nays; when the the judges on the first morning of the election in August motion was withdrawn.
last, ought to be estimated in ascertaining the result of Mr. DICKSON renewed the motion.
the election." Mr. MERCER demanded the yeas and nays; and they And decided by yeas and nays as follows: were ordered.
YEAS.--Messrs. John Q. Adams, Heman Allen, John Mr. DICKSON said he would withdraw his motion un- J. Allen, Chilton Allan, Anthony, Archer, Ashley, Banks, til the remaining absentees should be called; which hav- Barber, Barnitz, Barringer, Baylies, Beaty, James M. ing been done,
Bell, Briggs, Bull, Burd, Burges, Cage, Campbell, Car. Mr. WARD moved to suspend further proceedings in michael, Casey, Chambers, Chilton, Choate, William the call; wbich was agreed to.
Clark, Clayton, Clowney, Corwin, Coulter, Crane, CrockMr. BURD moved an adjournment; but it was negatived. Dett, Darlington, Warren R. Davis, Amos Davis, Daven.
port, Deberry, Deming, Denny, Dickson, Duncan, Ells- inson, Dunlap, Forester, Fowler, William K. Fuller, Galworth, Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Ewing, braith, Gillet, Gilmer, Joseph Hall, Halsey, Hamer, HanFelder, Foster, Philo C. Fuller, Gamble, Garland, Ghol- negan, J. M. Harper, Hathaway, lowell, Hubbard, son, Gilmer, Gordon, Graham, Grayson, G:ennell, Griffin, Jarvis, Noadiah Johnson, Cave Johnson, Seaborn Jones, Hiland Hall, Hard, Hardin, James Harper, Hazeltine, Kavanagh, Lansing, Thomas Lee, Loyall, Lucas, Lyon, Heath, Henderson, Hiester, Jabez W. Huntington, Jack- Lytle, A. Mann, J. K. Mann, Moses Mason, McIntire, Mcson, William Cost Johnson, King, Kinnard, Laporte, Lay, Kim, Mckinley, McLene, McVean, Robert Mitchell, MuhLewis, Lincoln, Love, Martindale, Marshall, McComas, lenberg, Murphy, Osgood, l'age, Parks, Parker, PaiterMcKay, McKennan, McKinley, Mercer, Miller, Moore, son, Peyton, Franklin Pierce, Pierson, Plummer, Polk, Patton, Pinckney, Potts, Ramsay, Rencher, Selden, Wil- Schenck, Schley, Shinn, Smith, Speight, Standefer, Stod. liam B. Shepard, Augustine II. Shepperd, William Slade, dert, Sutherland, William Taylor, John Thomson, TurSloane, Spangler, Stewart, Stoddert, William P. Taylor, rill, Vanderpoel, Van Houten, Ward, Wardwell, Whallon, Philemon Thomas, Tompkins, Turner, Tweedy, Vance, Campbell P. White--84. Vinton, Watmough, Wayne, Edward D. White, Elisha So the said second clause of the amendment was Whittlesey, Wilde, Williams, Wilson-112.
agreed to. NAYS.--Messrs. John Adams, William Allen, Bean, The question was then stated, that the House do agree Beardsley, Beaumont, John Bell, Blair, Bockee, Bodle, to the third member of the said amendment, viz: to add Boon, Bouldin, Brown, Bunch, Burns, Bynum, Cambrel. to the first resolution reported by the Committee of eng, Carr, Chaney, Samuel Clark, Clay, Coffee, Connor, Elections, the following, viz: Cramer, Day, Dickersun, Dickinson, Dunlap, Forester, “ 'That the votes of David McKce, Alfred W. Buford, Fowler, William K. Fuller, Galbraith, Gillet, Joseph Elijah Mount, Clayton Fitzpatrick, William R. Preston, Hall, Halsey, Hamer, Hannegan, Joseph M. Harper, Har. R. L. Berry, Blackburne Leffler, Robert McKeown, Giles rison, Hathaway, Ilowell, Hubbard, Abel Huntington, M. Ormond, and Lewis L. Mason, given in Mercer counJarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Noadiah Johnson, Cave John-ty, be counted, the first nine for R. P. Letcher, and the son, Seaborn Jones, Benjamin Jones, Kavanagh, Lane, last one for T. P. Moore." Lansing, Luke Lea, Thomas Lee, Leavitt, Loyall, Lucas, A further division of the question on this member was Lyon, Lytle, Abijah Mann, Joel K. Mann, Mardis, Moses called for, so as to except therefrom the names of BlackMason, McIntire, McKim, McLene, McVean, Robert burne Leffer and Giles M. Orinond. Mitchell, Muhlenberg, Murphy, Osgood, Page, Parks, And, on the question that the House do agree to the Parker, Patterson, Dutee J. Pearce, Peyton, Franklin same, with the exception of the names of Blackburne Pierce, Pierson, Plummer, Polk, Pope, Schenck, Schley, Leffler and Giles M. Ormond, was decided as follows: Shirn, Charles Slade, Smith, Speight, Standefer, Suther YEAS-Messrs. John Quincy Adams, Heman Alien, land, William Taylor, Francis Thomas, Thomson, Turrill, Jahn J. Allen, Chilton Allan, Archer, Ashley, Banks, Vanderpoel, Van Houten, Wagener, Ward, Wardwell, Barber, Barnitz, Barringer, Baylies, Beaty, John Bell, Webster, Whallon, Campbell P. White, Wise–102. J. M. Bell, Briggs, Bull, Burd, Burges, Cage, Cambrel
So the first clause of the amendment was agreed to. eng, Campbell, Chambers, Chilton, Choate, . Clark, The question was then put on the second member of W. Clark, Clayton, Clowney, Corwin, Coulter, Crane, said amendment, viz: to add to the first resolution of the Crockett, Darlington, Warren R. Davis, Amos Davis, Committee of Elections, the following, viz: " And those Davenport, Deberry, Deming, Denny, Dickson, Duncan, of a like character given on the second day of the elec- Ellsworth, Evans, Edward Evereit, Hor. Evereit, Ewing, tion, in the absence of the sheriff, ought to be estimated Felder, Foster, Philo C. Fuller, Fulton, Gamble, Garland, in ascertaining the result of the election."
Gholson, Gilmer, Gordon, Graham, Grayson, Grennell, And decided as follows, in the affirmative:
Griffin, Hiland Hall, Hard, Hardin, James Harper, HaYEAS.-Messrs. John R. Adams, Heman Allen, John zeltine, Heath, Henderson, Hiester, Jabez W. Huntington, J. Allen, Chilton Allan, Anthony, Archer, Ashley, Banks, Jackson, Wm. C. Johnson, King, Kinnard, Laporte, Lay', Barber, Barnitz, Barringer, Baylies, Beaty, James M. Lea, Lewis, Lincoln, Love, Loyall, Martindale, Marshall, Bell, Bouldin, Briggs, Bull, Burd, Burges, Cage, Camp- McCarty, McComas, McKennan, McKim, McKinley, Mc. bell, Carmichael, Carr, Casey, Chambers, Chaney, Chil. Vean, Mercer, Moore, Patton, Pinckney, Potts, Ramsay, ton, Choate, William Clark, Clay, Clayton, clowney, Rencher, Schenck, Schley, Seldon, Wm. B. Shepard, Coffee, Connor, Corwin, Coulter', Crane, Crockelt, Dar- Aug. Il. Sherperd, Wm. Slade, Sloane, Spangler, StewIngton, Warren R. Davis, Amos Davis, Davenport, De. art, W. P. Taylor, Philemon Thomas, Thomson, Toomp. berry, Deming, Denny, Dickson, Duncan, Ellswortli, kins, Turner, Tweedy, Vance, Vinton, Watmougli, Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Everett, Ewing, Felder, Wayne, Webster, E. D. White, Elisha Whittlesey, Foster, Philo C. Fuller, Fulton, Gamble, Garland, Ghol- Wilde, Williams, Wilson--119. son, Gordon, Graham, Grayson, Grennell, Griffin, Hiland NAYS--Messi's. John Adams, William Allen, Anthony, Hall, Hard, Hardin, James Harper, Ilarrison, Hazeltine, Bean, Beardsley, Beaumont, Blair, Bockee, Bodle, Boon, Heath, Ilenderson, Hiester, Jabez W. Huntington, Jack- Bouldin, Brown, Bunchi, Burns, Bynum, Carinichael, son, William Cost Johnson, Richard M. Johnson, Benja. Carr, Casey, Chaney, Clay, Coffee, Connor, Cramer, Day, min Jones, King, Kinnard, Lane, Laporte, Lay, Luke Dickerson, Dickinson, Dunlap, Forester, Fowler, William Lea, Leavitt, Lewis, Lincoln, Love, Martindale, Mar. K. Fuller, Galbraith, Gillet, Joseph Hall, llalsey, Hamer, shall, Mardis, McCarty, McComas, McKay, Mcken- Hannegan, Joseph M. Tarper, Harrison, Hathaway, Howtaa, Mercer, Miller, Moore, Patton, Dutee J. Pearce, ell, Hubbard, Abel Huntington, Jarvis, Richard M. JohnPinckney, Pope, Poits, Ramsay, Rencher, Selden, Wilson, N. Jolinson, Cave Johnson, S. Jones, B. Jones, Kav. liam B. Shepard, Augustine H. Shepperd, William Slade, anagh, Lane, Lansing, Lee, Leavitt, Lucas, Lyon, Lytie, Cliarles Slade, Sloane, Spangler, Stewart, William P. A. Mann, Joel K. Mann, Mardis, Moses Mason, McIntire, Taylor, Francis Thomas, Philemon Thomas, Tompkins, McKay, McLene, Miller, Robert Mitchell, Mullenberg, Turner, Tweedy, Vance, Vinton, Wagener, Watmough, Murphy, Osgood, Page, Parks, Parker, Patterson, D. J. Wayne, Webster, Edward D. White, Elisha Whittlesey, Pearce, Peyton, Franklin Pierce, Pierson, Pluminer, Wilde, Williams, Wilson, Wise--131.
Polk, Pope, Shion, Charles Slade, Smith, Speight, StanNAYS--Messrs. John Adams, William Allen, Bean, defer, Stoddert, Sutherland, William Taylor, Francis Beardsley, Beaumont, John Bell
, Blair, Bockee, Bodle, Thomas, Turrill, Vanderpocl, Van Houten, Wagener, Boon, Brown, Bunch, Burns, Bynum, Cambreleng, Sam. Ward, Whallon, c. P. Wite, Wise--96. uel Clark, Cramer, Day, P. Dickerson, David W. Dickol So, as excepted, the third clause was agreed to.
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Kentucky Llection--Resignation of the Speaker.
(JUNE 2, 1834.
The question was then put on so much of the said lington, W. R. Davis, Amos Davis, Davenport, Deberry, third member as relates to the names of the said Black. Deming, Denny, Dickson, Duncan, Ellsworth, Evans, burne Leffler and Giles M. Ormond, and passed in the af. Edward Everett, H. Everett, Ewing, Felder, Foster, P. firmative, as follows:
C. Fuller, Fulton, Gamble, Garlard, Gholson, Gilmer, YEAS--Messrs. John Q. Adams, Heman Allen, Jolin Gordon, Graham, Grayson, Grennell, Hiland Hall, J. Allen, C. Allan, Archer, Ashley, Banks, Barber, Bar. Hannegan, Hard, Hardin, James Harper, Hazletine, nitz, Barringer, Baylies, Beaty, Jas. M. Bell, Briggs, Bull, Heath, Hiester, Jabez W. Huntington, Jackson, WilBurd, Burges, Cambreleng, Campbell, Chambers, Chil. liam Cost Johnson, King, Kinnard, Lane, Laporte, ton, Choate, William Clark, Clayton, Clowney, Corwin, Lay, Lea, Lewis, Lincoln, Love, Loyall, Martindale, Coulter, Crane, Crockett, Darlington, Warren R. Davis, Marshall, Jardis, McCarty, McComas, McKay, MckenAmos Davis, Davenport, Deberry, Deming, Denny, Dick. nan, Mckim, Mercer, Moore, Murphy, Parker, Patton, son, Duncan, Ellsworth, Evans, Edward Everett, Horace Dutee J. Pearce, Pinckney, Potts, Ramsay, Rencher, Everett, Ewing, Felder, Foster, P. C. Fuller, Fulton, Selden, William B. Shepard, Aug. H. Shepperd, Wm. Gamble, Garland, Gholson, Gordon, Grabam, Grayson, Slade, Jonathan Slade, Sloane, Spangler, Stewart, Stod. Grennell, Griffin, Hiland Hall, Hard, Hardin, James Har- dert, William P. Taylor, Francis Thomas, Philemon per, Hazeltine, Heath, Henderson, liester, Jabez W. Thomas, Tompkins, Turner, Twecdy, Vance, Vinton, lluntington, Jackson, W. C. Johnson, King, Kinnard, La- Watmough, Wayne, Ed. D. White, Elisha Whittlesey, porte, Lay, Lea, Lewis, Lincoln, Love, Loyall, Martin- Wilde, Williams, Wilson, Wise--119. dale, Marshall, McCarty, McComas, McKennan, McKin. NAYS--Messrs. John Adams, William Allen, Anthony, ley, McVean, Mercer, Moore, Patton, Pinckney, Potts, Bean, Beardsley, Beaumont, John Bell, Blair, Bockce, Rencher, Schley, Selden, W. B. Shepard, Aug. H. Bodle, Boon, Bouldin, Brown, Bunch, Burns, Bynum, Shepperd, William Slade, Sloane, Spangler, Stewart, Carr, Casey, Chaney, Samuel Clark, Clay, Coffee, ConWilliam P. Taylor, P. Thomas, Thomson, Tomkins, nor, Cramer, Day, Philemon Dickerson, David W. DickTurner, Tweedy, Vance, Vinton, Wardwell, Watmough, inson, Dunlap, Forester, Fowler, W. K. Fuller, Galbraith, Wayne, E. D. White, Elisha Whittlesey, Wilde, Wil. Gillet, Jos. Fall, Halsey, Hamer, J. M. Harper, Harrison, liams, Wilson--112.
Hathaway, Henderson, Howell, Hubbard, Abel HuntingNAYS--Messrs. Jolin Adlams, William Allen, Anthony, ton, Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, Noadiah Jobnson, Cave Bean, Beardsley, Beaumont, John Bell, Blair, Bockee, Johnson, Seaborn Jones, Benjamin Jones, Kavanagh, Bodle, Boon, Bouldin, Brown, Bunch, Burns, Bynum, Lansing, Thomas Lee, Leavitt, Lucas, Lyon, Lytle, A. Cage, Carmichael, Carr, Casey, Chaney, S. Clark, Clay, Mann, J. K. Mann, Moses Mason, McIntire, McKinley, Coffee, Connor, Cramer, Day, Dickerson, Dickinson, McLene, McVean, Miller, Robert Mitchell, Muhlenberg, Dunlap, Forester, Fowler, William K. Fuller, Galbraith, Osgood, Page, Parks, Patterson, Peyton, Franklin Gillet, Gilmer, Joseph Hall, Halsey, llamer, Hannegan, Pierce, Pierson, Plummer, Polk, Pope, Schenck, Schley, J. M. Harper, Harrison, Hathaway, Howell, Hubbard, Shinn, Charles Slade, Smith, Speight, Standefer, SutherAbel IIuntington, Jarvis, Richard M. Johnson, N. John- Jand, William Taylor, Thomson, Turrill, Vanderpoel, son, Cave Johnson, Seaborn Jones, Benjamin Jones, Kav. Van Houten, Wagener, Ward, Wardwell, Webster, anagh, Lane, Lansing, Lee, Leavitt, Lucas, Lyon, Ly- Whallon, Campbell P. White--95. tle, Abijah Mann, J. K. Mann, Mardis, Moses Mason, So the fourth clause, as amended, was agreed to. McKay, McKim, McLene, Miller, Robert Mitchell, Mub The question then recurred on the fifth and last memlenberg, Murphy, Osgood, Page, Parks, Parker, Patter- ber of the amendment proposed by Mr. Banks to the son, Dutee J. Pearce, Peyton, F. Pierce, Pierson, Plum- report of the Committee of Elections, as above stated. mer, Polk, Pope, Ramsay, Schenck, Shinn, Charles Mr. GHOLSON put an inquiry as to the date of the Slade, Smith, Speight, Standefer, Stoddert, Sutherland, testimony, which was replied to by Mr. JONES, of the William Taylor, Francis Thomas, Turrill, Vanderpoel, the Committee of Elections. Van Houten, Wagener, Ward, Webster, Whallon, C.P. Mr. CUILTON ALLAN replied and explained, refer. White, Wise-103.
ring to circumstances of law and custom in Kentucky, So the excepted part of the third clause was also Mr. ELLSWORTH addressed further inquiries to Mr. agreed to.
Jones, who replied and explained. The question then recurred on the fourth member of The discussion was further continued by Messrs. Pops, the said amendment; when Mr. Banks modified the said Hardin, and Banks; when fourth member, by striking out the name of “Jacob Mr. MUHLENBERG moved to adjourn. Tellers were Coffman," and, after the name of David Robertson, in- appointed, and the vote stood as follows: Ayes 104, noes serting the following: "being the persons whose votes 48. were eraser from the list of votes given to Robert P. So the House adjourned at half past eight o'clock. Letcher, and transferred to the list of those given to Thomas P. Moore," so as to make the fourth member read as follows, viz: “ That the votes of Job M. Hall,
Monday, JUXE 2. Reuben Young, Vincent Inge, William Jenkins, and the As soon as the journal was read-Rer. David Robertson, being the persons whose votes The SPEAKER rose and addressed the House as folwere erased from the list of votes given to Letcher, and lows: transferred to the list of those given to Moore, be taken Gentlemen: I have attended in person to-day for the from the number of votes allowed by the majority of the purpose of resigning, as I now do, the office of Speaker committee to Moore in Mercer county, and added to those of this House, with which I have been honored for the counted for Letcher.”
last seven years, and of announcing to you the fact, that And the question, that the House do agree to the said I have this day communicated to the Executive of Virgifourth member of the amendmeni, as modified, was de nia my resignation as one of the representatives from cided as follows:
that Siate in the present Congress. The dissolution, perYEAS--Messrs. John Quincy Adams, Ieman Allen, haps forever, of the intimate associations that have existJohn J. Allen, C. Allan, Archer, Asliley, Banks, Barber, ed so long between us, is calculated to excite sentiments Barnitz, Barringer, Baylies, Beaty, James M. Bell, of a painful character. I feel it myself deeply and unafBriggs, Bull, Burd, Burges, Cage, Cambreleng, Camp- fectedly; and, in quitting a station in itself so honorable, bell, Carmichael, Chambers, chilton, Choate, William one so repeatedly conferred, and in a manner so flatterClark, Clayton, Clowney, Corwin, Crane, Crockett, Dar-ling; a station endeared to me by so many considerations