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Creek Treaty Bill-- Appropriation Bills.
(JUNE 26, 1834.
ferent question. The bill allowed the Indians to organ- Wilde, Lewis, GILMER, Jones, Warne, and FOSTER, ize a government; but it was not by the action of the and opposed by Messrs. Adams, H. EVERETT, HurUnited States alone that it could become either a Terri- TINGTON of Connecticut, FILLMORE, Mann, PARKER tory, in the technical sense of that word, or a State. 11 STEWART, HARDIN, HARPER of Pennsylvania, and Mcthe bill contemplated at once to erect these Indian lands Kay. into a Territory, in that sense, there might be something Mr. MANN moved to strike out (tbat clause of the bill more in the objection: but it did no such thing. Whether which allowed interest on the claims. it should or not become a Territory hereafter, was a ques. Mr. ADAMS moved to lay the bill on the table; on tion hereafter to be settled. The Indians never could which motion the yeas were 64, the nays 82. become such, unless by their own consent, and upon their A motion was made to postpone the bill. own application. All that the bill did in this respect was Mr. PATTON proposed to amend Mr. Mann's amendto secure to them the enjoyment of the whole of a cer- ment by striking out the 2d section of the bill, and modi. tain portion of our public land. But he was told that, fying the allowance of interest; which was rejected: Ayes if we legalize one color, we might legalize another. if 63, noes 67. we receive red men, we might hereafter receive black Mr. HUBBARD then moved to amend the bill by strimen also; and, on this ground, an appeal had been made king all out after the enacting clause, and substituting a to the feelings of the South. The appeal was no doubt different bill, which went greatly to restrict the extent of well intended; but it implied an ignorance of the condi- the claims to be allowed. tion of our domestic slaves which he had not expected to This amendment was rejected, and the bill was at find in any member of that House. The gentlemen length ordered to its third reading, by yeas and nays, as could not but be aware that our slaves had no political re: follows: Yeas 82, nays 49. Jations, no civil rights; nor could they be congregated
APPROPRIATION BILLS. and erected into a State or Territory, without an open violation of the compact under which the Southern States
The appropriation bill for the civil and diplomatic ex. had entered the Union, and an immediate dissolution of penses of the United States, which had been received the confederacy of the States.
from the Senate, was referred to the Committee of Ways There was not time, Mr. W. observed, for him to go
and Means, for the purpose of considering the amendfurther, as he could have wished to do; he would, in ments made by the Senate thereto. conclusion, make this declaration in his place—that, were
An amendment proposed by the Senate to the Indian hc called upon to choose of what measure he would ra- annuties bill was concurred in. ther be known as the author, either in the present Con
The bill repealing provisos in an act to alter and gress or in preceding Congresses, with the hope of car- amend an act imposing duties on imports was postponed; rying his name down with blessings to a late posterity, he and then the House adjourned. would choose this bill.
Mr. FILLMORE was disposed to support the bill, but had difficulties as to the right of the llouse to pass it. It
THURSDAY, JUNE 26. was not properly an act of legislation, as it only made Mr. C. P. WHITE, from the Committee on Naval Af. proposals to the Indians, which they might accept or re- fairs, reported a resolution to have this day set apart for ject. In fact, it approached nearer to an act of the treaty. the consideration of bills from that committee. making power, although in a form which would not, as Objections having been made, other treaties did, require the assent of two-thirds ot the Mr. W. moved a suspension of the rule, to enable the Senate for its confirmation.
resolution to be considered. Mr. WILLIAMS, to prevent further consumption of
Mr. SELDEN said he had made several incllectual at. time in debate, moved to lay the bill on the table. tempts hitherto to get up the bill, reported long since,
Mr. II. EVERETT asked the yeas and nays, but the making an appropriation for the improvement of the HudTlouse refused to order them; and the motion was carried son river. Ile now requested that his colleague would without a cuiunt.
include that bill, as a modification to his motion to susSo the bill to establish a Western (Indian) Territory pend, that it might be progresscil with. was laid upon the table; from which position it was not
The House refused to suspend the rule: Ayes 50, (not removed during the further progress of the session, and two-thirds.) was, of course, lost.
Mr. CHINN moved a similar suspension of the rule,
for the purpose of taking up three bills in relation to the CREEK TREATY BILL.
District of Columbia, viz: to complete the improvements On motion of Mr. H. EVERETT, the House went into of the Pennsylvania avenue; for the relief of the city of Committee of the whole, Mr. Casey in the chair, on Washington; and for the city of Alexandria. "s the bill to carry into full effect the fourth article of !he Mr. LYON moved to amend by including the bill for trcaty of the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and the construction of roads in Michigan; and twenty-one, with Creek nation of Indians, so far as Mr. MERCER moved that the bill in relation to the relates to the claims of citizens of Georgia against said Washington bridge should be also included. Indians, prior to eighteen hundred and two."
Mr. LYON having withdrawn his amendment, Mr. WILDE went into a general explanation of the Mr. POLK opposed the motion. grounds of the bill.
The House refused to suspend the rule: Ayes 71, noes Mr. ADAMS, of Massachusetts, inquired of him how 47; thereupon, often these claims had been paid?
Mr. POLK moved that the House should suspend the Mr. WILDE replied, never.
rule for the purpose of taking up, in Committee of the Mr. ADAMS explained the reason of his question, Whole on the state of the Union, the appropriation bills; and expressed his belief that large sums of money bad and, finally, the motion of Mr. P. having prevailed, the already been appropriated on this subject, and, as be House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on believed, for the satisfaction of a part of these very the state of the Union, Mr. Speight in the chair, and claims.
took up the bill to carry into effect certain Indian treaties, A long debate ensued, which occupicd the House till which was debated at length by Messrs. Mckar, Sanine o'clock.
VIER, WHITTLESET of Ohio, WILLIAMS; and, after varis The bill was explained and defended by Messrs. ous amendments thereto were proposed by Mr. McKix
LEY and Mr. Polk, and agreed to, the bill was then laid army who held their commissions at the time the army aside, and
was disbanded. As the only other copy of these lists had The general appropriation bill, with the amendments been consumed in the destruction of the War Office, they thereto, from the Senate, was then taken up; which was now furnished the only means of checking false claims to also debated at some length, by Messrs. Harper, Sel- pensions, several of which, to a large amount, had alrea. DEN, WaTMoUGH, SUTHERLAND, GARLAND, POLK, Mc- dy been detected by a resort to these papers, when no Kim, WAITTLESEY, McKinley, McKay, WILDE, and other means of resisting them was extant. The GovernWILLIAMS.
ment had thus already saved to itself a large proportion The amendments having been concurred in, with the of the money asked for these manuscripts; so that, on exception of one substituting $2,400 instead of $1,600, this account, as well as for all the other obvious reasons, for compensation to the Florida judges, as proposed by these papers were invaluable to the country. the House, and which was disagreed to,
Mr. JÄRVIS resisted the amendment with warmth. In Mr. POLK moved an amendment to an amendment of his part of the country, a bargain was a bargain. The the Senate, the object of which was to appropriate thirty- owner of these papers had agreed to take $25,000; and five thousand dollars, in addition to former appropriation now, because they were found valuable to the country, bills, for the contingent fund of the House of Represent- it was attempted to exact $10,000 more. atives; which was agreed to.
Mr. MANN, though he admitted the value of the paThe committee thereupon rose, and reported the bills pers, wished to know more distinctly what they conand amendments to the House.
tained. The amendments to the bill to carry into effect certain Mr. ARCHER referred him to he report of the comIndian treaties were then concurred in by the House, and mittee who had brought in the bill, and which was read having been ordered to be engrosseil for a third reading, at the Clerk's table. the bill was read a third time, passed, and sent to the Mr. WAYNE vindicated the owner of these papers Senate for concurrence.
from the imputation of extortion thrown out by Mr. JARThe amendments agreed to in committee on the gene- vis. The amendment was the spontaneous act of the ral appropriation bill were then concurred in by the committee themselves, and had been moved without his House, as well as the disagreement of the Committee of privity or counsel. the Whole to the Senate's amendment for the pay of the Mr. REED bore witness to the value of these papers judges in the Territory of Florida.
in saving the Government from the payment of frauduMr. LINCOLN rose to protest against the haste with lent claims at the Pension Office. which the bill was hurried through the Ilouse, after the Mr. PARKER resisted the amendment, contending understanding that the House had gone into committee that, strictly speaking, these papers, or a large proporunder the pledge that this latter bill should not be press- tion of them, were not the private property of the comed until after the amendments were printed.
mander-in-chief, but in truth belonged to the GovernMr. POLK dwelt upon the shortness of time which the ment. He would not, however, object to paying the House had to act upon the various bills before it, and amount first asked for them, but was utterly opposed to said that he had been under a mistake as to the time increasing it. He was very sure that the pay-rolls and within which he supposed that the amendments could be other papers of the army would be willingly surrendered printed.
by General Washington, were he now in life, without any After a remark or two from Mr. McKay and Mr. pecuniary compensation. WAITTLESEY, requesting that the bill should be post Mr. HAWKINS, of North Carolina, 'proposed to reponed until to-morrow,
duce the amount to $15,000; but this motion was not now Mr. POLK declined.
in order. Mr. McKINLEY objected to an amendment in the The question was then put on the amendment propothird section of the bill (respecting the payment by col- sed by Mr. Pearson, and negatived: Ayes 51, noes 89. lectors in bills at par) as a novel and useless measure. No further amendment being proposed, the bill was
Mr. DENNY defended it, as likely to do good, and in- laid aside; and capable of producing evil.
The committee proceeded to consider the bill to purThe House concurred in the amendment.
chase live oak frames for the frigate Paul Jones and the On the item of allowing Mr. Potter's pay,
sloop of war Levant, and for other purposes. Opposition was made to it by Mr. McKINLEY; who Mr. WHITE, of New York, chairman of the Commitwas answered by Messrs. PEACE, Adams of Massachu- tee on Naval Affairs, who had reported the bill, explainsetts, and BURGES; when the item was agreed to by yeased and defended its provisions, as did also Mr. WATand nays, as follows: Yeas 88, nays 56.
MOUGH, from the same committee, in reply to The House then took a recegs till half past four.
Mr. PEARCE, of Rhode Island, who complained
warmly of the continual appropriations for the navy yards EVENING SESSION.
at Boston and Brooklyn, although those points had not At half past four o'clock the House resumed its sit- been recognised as the permanent location for a great ting; and, on motion of Mr. ARCHER, went into Com- naval depot. By and by the House would hear the armittee of the Whole, Mr. Wand in the chair, and took gument that those places must be preferred to all comup the bill to carry into effect a convention between the petitors, because such large sums of money had there United States and Spain, which was read by sections, and been vested in buildings and improvements. He moved aid aside to be reported to the House.
to strike out the appropriation of $12,000 for Brooklyn; The committee then proceeded to the bill to enable but it was negatived. the Secretary of State to purchase the books and papers Mr. MASON, of Virginia, moved an amendment, proof General Washington.
posing an appropriation for the erection of a marine hosMr. PEARSON, of New York, moved to amend the pital at City Point, which was the head of navigation for bill by striking out $25,000 and inserting $35,000. large vessels on James river, and where they lay waiting
Mr. WILDE described the papers to be purchased, for their cargoes from Richmond and Petersburg. (which consist of upwards of two hundred manuscript Mr. PEARCE resisted the amendment, as inapproprivolumes, in folio, chronologically arranged, and strongly ate to a naval bill. Such a hospital pertained to the bound.) Among other interesting papers, these volumes merchant service; and, if this amendment were adopted, contained duplicate lists of all the officers of the American he should move a similar one for Newport.
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[JUNE 26, 1834,
Mr. MASON thereupon withdrew the amendment. Mr. WATMOUGH said it was with some difficulty that
The committee next took up the bill to regulate the he brought himself to entertain any discussion of this matpay of the navy.
The gentleman from New Jersey might conceive Mr. WATMOUGH dwelt with warmth upon the im- that he had a warrant in his gray hairs for making asser. portance and value of this bill to the improvement of the tions which had such a bearing on the veracity of other naval service, and invoked for it the attention which its gentlemen, and the gentleman was perfectly safe in whatimportance demands. He did not think the discussion ever be chose to say. If, at a time when Mr. W. had not would occupy more than two hours.
been present, the gentleman had picked out this part of Mr. ELLSWORTH thought it would consume at least the general bill, with a view to bringing it forward by it. two days.
self just at the close of so long a session, he had not been Mr. McKAY moved that the bill be postponed. aware of any assent of the committee to such a proceed.
After some conversation, it was agreed not to considering. He would not appeal to his colleagues on the com. the bill at this time, but suffer it to lie over till the next mittee. He stated it as a fact that the committee had session.
expressly resolved not to bring the subject forward, and The committee then took up a bill to rebuild the frig. press it at this time. He repeated, however, that the ate Congress, which, not being amended, was laid aside gentleman was safe, perfectly safe, if he chose to state to be reported.
the contrary. The next bill considered was "A bill to provide for Mr. PATTON here interposed, after some confusion, constructing three steam batteries;" which was in like and stated that further explanations between the gentle. manner laid aside.
men were needless, and tended only to produce a greater The committee then proceeded to the bill establishing aggravation of feeling between them. They were, in rations for the navy,
fact, both right and both wrong. The gentleman from Mr. WATMOUGH moved that it be postponed. Pennsylvania was perfectly right in saying that the com
Mr. PARKER hoped not. He called for the reading mittee had resolved not to take up the general subject, of the bill. It was read, and its culinary details about and insist upon its consideration at this time; and the gen. pickles, cranberries, rice, and cheese, occasioned much tleman from New
Jersey was equally right in stating that laughter in the House, (insomuch that the Clerk himself he had brought forward the present bill in committee; caught the infection, and was with difficulty able to pro- that it had there been discussed, and determined that the ceed.)
gentleman might bring forward the bill, but that the Mr. P. said he was pleased to see the House in such a members of the committee would not hold themselves good humor, and hoped they would continue so until pledged to support it. For himself, he was decidedly they had passed the bill. He them explained why this opposed to the bill. He was not disposed to empower particular feature of the general system of improvement the commanders of our public vessels to compel Jack to had been selected and placed in a distinct bill. It was part with his grog, and eat double rations of pickles or mainly with a design to second the laudable efforts of the cheese. He moved that the bill be postponed; which Secretary of the Navy in discouraging the use of ardent motion, after a good-tempered explanation on the part of spirits among our sailors, by allowing them substitutes Mr. PÁRKER, was agreed to by the House; and the bill more conducive to their health, comfort, and morals. was postponed accordingly.
Mr. BURGES, admitting the great importance of the The committee having then taken up a bill to improve subject, regretted that it should have been put off till the navigation of the Hudson river, within a few hours of the close of the session. He was Mr. HUNTINGTON, of Connecticut, moved to amend opposed to any thing like precipitation in attempting so it by inserting an appropriation of $25,000 to improve the great a change in the habits of our tars. He especially navigation of the river Thames, between Norwich and dreaded any measure in the form of positive prohibition, New London. He said the appropriation stood preciselest it should produce reaction, and only confirm the evil ly on the same footing, and had received the same previ. which it sought to remove.
ous sanction with that in the bill. Three reports had Mr. WATMOUGH, with some warmth, objected to been made in its favor, and it had twice passed the the consideration of the bill. He said the gentleman House, but, in consequence of other items in the bill, had from New Jersey had picked out this particular item con- fallen under the presidential veto. cerning rations from the general system of revised laws for The amendment was rejected. the navy, which the naval committee had resolved not to Mr. SUTHERLAND, chairman of the Committee on touch. It could not be essential that such a measure Commerce, said that he had reportod another barbor bill, should be brought forward at the present moment, nor and had been somewhat at a loss what course to pursue in did he consider it at any time expedient forcibly to de respect to it; but had finally concluded to move it in the prive our Jacks of their grog. The bill had been brought form of an amendment to the present bill. forward in direct opposition to the opinions of the com A question of order was raised and discussed on this mittee.
motion, which resulted in Mr. S.'s withdrawing his amend. Mr. PARKER said he should admit this to be true, if ment. he did not personally know the contrary to be the fact. Mr. ELLSWORTH now offered an amendment, pro.
This very bill had been brought before the committee. posing an appropriation to deepen the harbor at the It was a part of the very code, the origination of which mouth of Connecticut river, and sustained the amend. the gentleman bad claimed, and which, if it were so, re- ment by a short speech, in which he set forth the importflected great credit upon the gentleman. Would he ob- ance of such an improvement in preserving, not only propject to this bill because it carried into effect a part of his erty embarked in the coasting (trade, but the lives of seaown plan? Or was it because the bill had been brought men exposed to storms in the sound. forward by Mr. P. He repeated that the bill had been The amendment was advocated by Messrs. HUNTINGapproved by the committee, and he would go further, ton, Mencer, and SUTHERLAND, and opposed by Mr. and state that it was approved by the Secretary, with Crockett, to whom Mr. Ellsworth briefly replied. whom he had had personal intercourse on the subject. If Mr. HARDIN also opposed it, protesting against bar. there was a single other member of the naval committee gains, &c. that would bear out the assertion of his colleague, he The amendment was then rejected. might admit bimself to he in error. But the committee The committee then passed through a bill for the ben: had recommended the provisions of the bill, and directed lefit of Nathaniel Tyler, a revolutionary soldier, and pro. it to be reported.
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ceeded to consider the bill granting additional lands for Polk, on the ground of the great number of light-houses the satisfaction of revolutionary land warrants.
already erected, and the unusually large number now Mr. LEAVITT, of Ohio, moved to amend the bill by proposed. Calculations were gone into to show the exstriking out 150,000 and inserting 500,000 acres, on the pense of erecting and supporting them. ground that, since the bill had been reportedl, a large Mr. POLK moved to lay the bill on the table; but the amount of warrants had come in, and more were appear-motion was negatived by yeas and nays: Ycas 10, nays 97, ing daily.
as follows: Mr. HARDIN went into an explanation of the origin of YEAS--Messrs. John J. Allen, Beale, Bean, Buckee, these warrants, and the manner in which they had been Bunch, Carmichael, Coffee, Davenport, Day, Dickinson, satisfied; when the amendinent was agreed to.
Foster, Gholson, Gilmer, Grayson, Griffin, Hardin, James The committee having gone through the bills referred Harper, Ilawkins, Hawes, Jarvis, R. M. Johnson, Seato it, were about to rise, wlien,
born Jones, King, Laporte, Luke Lea, Lewis, Lyon, Mr. WHITE, of Louisiana, wished them to consider a Lytle, Abijah Mann, Joel K. Mann, John Y. Maison, Mcbill to prevent explosions by steam. But his motion did Kinley, Pallon, Pinckney, Polk, Ramsay, Schley, Wm. not prevail, and the committee rose and reported to the P. Taylor, Van Houten, Wagener---40. House the bills which had been successively considered. NAYS-Messi's. John Q. Adams, John Adams, Hcman
In the House, after a struggle about the order of busi. Allen, William Allen, Barber, Baylies, Beardsley, Binness, it was agreed first to take up such bills as had not ney, Bodle, Boon, Brown, Bull, Cage, Cambreleng, yet been ordered to their third reading.
Cascy, Chambers, Chaney, Chinn, Samuel Clark, CorAccordingly, the House took up the fortification bill; win, Coulter, Denny, Dunlap, Ellsworth, Evans, E. and the question being on the motion to strike out the Everett, H. Everett, Ewing, Fillmore, Fowler, Philo C. enacting clause, it was negatived.
Fuller, William K. Fuller', Fulton, Garland, Gillet, GorThe question next recurring on Mr. Polk's motion to bam, Grennell, Joseph Hall, Hiland Hall, Halsey, lanstrike out the appropriation of 100,000 dollars for a fort negan, Joseph M. Harper, Hazeltine, Heath, Howell, upon George's island, the ayes were 64, the noes 55. Jackson, William C. Johnson, Benjamin Jones, Kavanagh,
The CHAIR declared that no quorum had voted. Kinnard, lane, Lansing, Thomas Lee, Leavitt, Lincoln,
Mr. POLK insisted that it was a quorum, because va- Love, Martindale, Moses Mason, McCarty, McIntire, cant seats were not to be counted.
Mckennan, Mercer, Robert Mitchell, Moore, Murphy, The CHAIR interpreted the rule otherwise, and deci- Osgood, Page, Parks, Patterson, D. J. Pearce, Pierson, ded that a quorum must consist of one-half the entire Poits, Reed, Selden, Shinn, Sloane, Smith, Spangler, number of the House, without regarding vacancies that Steele, Stewart, Stoddert, Sutherland, William Taylor, had occurred.
Philemon Thomas, Tweedy, Vanderpoel, Vinton, Ward, Mr. GORIAM asked the yeas and pays, and moved the Wardwell, Watmough, Webster, C. P. While, E. I). previous question; but the House refused to second it. White, Elisha Wbitllesey, Wilde, Wise, Young-97.
Mr. UARDIN moved to lay the bill on the table; but So the Ilouse refused to lay the bill on the table. consented to withdraw the motion, when a debate occuir The bill was then ordered to its third reading. red, the counterpart of that which had taken place in The bill for West Point was then taken up, and exCoinmittee of the Whole.
plained and defended by Mr. Binner. The amendment was resisted by Messrs. Moore, Wilde, A motion, made by Mr. Smti, of Maine, to strike SELDEX, E. EVERETT, GORuan, Vinton, Reen, CROCK-out an item for enlarging one of the buildings, was neguETT, and Burges; and supported by Messrs. Polk, McKay, tived: Yeas 59, nays 77. and CAMBUELENG; whien,
Mr. HAWES renewed in the House the amendments The question being taken, it was decided in the nega- be had proposed in Committee of the whole, first for tive, by yeas and pays, as follows: Yeas 73, nays 80. discontinuing the establishment, after the present cadets So the House refused to strike out.
should have been educated, and then for requiring the Mr. POLK then moved to strike out the item of 100,000 cadets to serve five years in the army or return the exdollars for the fort on Throg's neck. This was also negi- penses of their education; but tived: Yeas 65, nays 80.
Both the motions of Mr. Hawes were negatived without Mr. POLK then moved to strike out the item for a fort a count, and the bill was ordered to its engrossment. at Grande Terre, Louisiana. This likewise was negatived, The bill to provide for the organization of the Departwithout a count.
ment of Indian Affairs was then read a third time, and Mr. McKIM moved an amendment, appropriating 25,000 passed. dollars to commence forts of the first and second class at The bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the InBaltimore.
dian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers, was Mr. Mck. explained the necessity for these fortifica- also read and passed. tions. Notwithstanding the vast amount of property in The bill to satisfy the Georgia claims being then at ils the city and harbor of Baltimore, that port remained third reading, precisely in the same state as in 1812, not a dollar having Mr. ADANS moved to adjourn; which was negatived; been expended since that time. These works had been when Mr. A. observed that the bill contained the principroposed in the general system of fortifications reported ple that the Government should pay interest in a case and adopted fifteen years ago. He had had an interview where an express treaty stipulation provided that no inwith the Secretary of War, and the Executive had also terest should be allowed, and that the President had vebeen consulted. "In both quarters there seemed to be a toed another bill on this very ground; said he was de. disposition to proceed with these fortifications, but for a sirous of an opportunity to present his views on this dislifear that the finances of the country might fall short. culty; and he moved that the further consideration of the
Mr. POLK opposed the amendment, and it was rejected. bill be postponed till tomorrow; on which mution the
Mr. PEARCE, of Rhode Island, moved the previous ayes were 51, the noes 58, question, but withdrew the motion, and the bill was or No quorum having voted, and it being now ten o'clock, dered to its third reading.
The llouse adjourned.
AY, JUNE 27. with great spirit by Mr. SUTHENLAND and Mr. WHITTLE After thic reception of several memorials, reports from SEY; and opposed by Messrs. Mann, Hawes, Kini, and committees, &c.,
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Statue of Mr. Jefferson-- Portrait of Washington.
[JUNE 27, 1834.
Mr. E. EVERETT, from the Committee on the Libra The Ilouse then resolved itself into a Committee of the ry, reported a resolution directing that the
Whole on the state of the Union, Mr. ELLSWORTu in the
chair, to consider sundry bills. STATUE OF MR. JEFFERSON,
The bill to remit the duties on locomotive steam enpresented to Congress by Lieutenant Levy, of the navy, gines, either imported or to be imported, having been be placed in the square at the eastern front of the taken up, Capitol.
Mr. MASON moved to amend it, by inserting therein, Mr. ARCHER said he had some objections to the reso- cast iron wheels bound with wrought iron; upon which a lution. He conceived that if Congress desired to have a desultory debate arose as to the propriety of encouraging statue of this distinguished man, it would be more domestic manufactures, and the right to alter the tariff, consistent with propriety to procure one for themselves, &c., in which Messrs. DENNY, BINNEY, McKın, Fillthan to be indebted for it to any person whatever. He mone, Gholson, Bunges, WATNOUGII, CAMBRELENG, bad another objection, which was, that as Congress had P. C. Fuller, DICKERSON, Wilde, and McKinley, par. resolved to erect a statue in honor of the great and good ticipated; when, with a view to arrest it, father of his country, the immortal Washington, and Mr. LEWIS remarked that, as the debate seemed which was in progress of execution, none other of any to be interminable, and as the House had a great deal of other man sliould be set up until that duty was performed business to get through with in a little time, he would which they had resolved should be done.
move that the bill be laid aside. He had learned that this statue of Jefferson was not of On this motion the debate was again resumed by that finished order which, if a statue was to be put up at Messis. DENNY and PARKER. all in the grounds of the Capitol, it ought to be. For Mr. LEWIS finally withdrew the motion to lay the bill these reasons, then, he hoped that the resolution would aside. not be passed; and said he would move to lay it on the Mr. STEWART, however, renewed it, that the comtable, only that his doing so might prevent some honora- mittee might report progress thereon when it should rise. ble member from replying to his remarks.
Mr. WILLIAMS inquired if it was in order to have a Mr. LANE trusted ihat the llouse would not reject the bill so disposed of, without final action upon it? resolution merely because the statue had been presented The CHAIR said tlie motion was in order. by a lieutenant instead of a commander.
Mr. JONES rose to a point of order; but making no Mr. MERCER concurred in the opinion of his colleague, appeal from the decision of the Chain, that it was not a good likeness, and he was opposed to The vote on the motion of Mr. STEWART prevailed the resolution.
Ayes 79, noes 61. Mr. E. EVERETT would merely remark that, as he Mr. JONES insisted that the motion was out of order. bad reported the resolution by the instructions of the Mr. STEWART contended that the objection came too committee, he would now leave the decision upon it to late, the subject having been disposed of. the House.
Mr. JONES maintained that he had made the point of Mr. CLAY, of Alabama, remarked that the adoption order before the vote was taken. of the resolution would not prevent them hereafter The CHAIR, after some conversation, decided that Mr. either erecting another statue, or changing the site that Jones had, under the circumstances, a right to appeal was now contemplated.
from his decision. The resolution was finally ordered to be engrossed, and Mr. JONES did appeal, and the committee baving was passed: Ayes 69, nocs 55.
sustained the decision of the Chain that the motion
was in order, the bill was then laid aside. PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON.
The bill to remit the duties upon locomotive steam enMr. JARVIS submitted the following resolution, which gines heretofore imported, was then taken up, and also was unanimously adopted:
laid aside. Resolved, that the Clerk of this House be directed to The bill making appropriations for the erection of mapay to John Vanderlyn, out of the contingent fund of the rine hospitals in the city of Baltimore and other places House, fifteen hundred dollars, as additional compensation being taken up, for the full length portrait of Washington, executed by Mr. McKAY moved to amend it by inserting an item him, to be placed in the fall of Representatives, in pur- for a marine hospital at City Point, Virginia, and another suance of a resolution of this House of February 17, 1832. somewhere in North Carolina; agreed to.
Mr. CHINN rose to state that a bill had been reported Mr. BURGES moved an amendment for a similar liosfrom the Senate for the benefit of the City of Washing-pital at Providence; which was not agreed to. ton, and as it was the desire of the Committee on the Mr. SMITH moved for the establishment of one at District to accept it as a substitute for that before the Portland; which was carried. House, he moved that they go into Committee of the Mr. LYTLE proposed an item appropriating $10,000 Whole thereon. The motion having prevailed, to improve the arsenal at Cincinnati; but it was rejected.
The Ilouse went into committee, Mr. Ward in the The committee then took up the bill in addition to an chair, considered the bill, and subsequently reported it to act passed 13th July, 1832, concerning duty on Spanish the House; after which,
vessels, to equalize the discriminating duty imposed on Mr. MASON moved that the House resolve itself again our vessels in Cuba and Porto Rico. into the Committee of the Whole on the state of the Mr. McKIM opposed the bill, as only going, in effect, Union, for the purpose of taking up the bill to extend the to make war upon the tonnage of the United States; provisions of the act to relieve from duty iron pre- which was in no condition to endure ariy reduction or inpared for and actually laid down on railroails, &c. jury. There were more of our vessels sent to the lavania
Mr. PEARCE moved also the bill for the erection of a ihan of theirs which entered our ports; and Spain marine hospital at Baltimore; and the bill imposing an would immediately retaliate, as she had done on former extra tonnage duty on Spanish vessels.
occasions. The only way to meet the case was to put the Mr. ASHLEY moved to include the bill providing for duty on the products of Cuba and Porto Rico. the extension of the national road west of the Mississippi Mr. PINCKNEY moved to fill the blauk with the 1st river.
Jay of January next, as the day on which the bill was to Messrs. LYON, E. EVERETT, and DUNCAN, pro-take effect; which was agreed to. posed to include other bills:
The bill was then laid aside.