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INDEX TO TIE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.
Abolition of slavery; (see Slavery.)
Colonization Society; a petition from citizens of Ken-
tucky, recommending the society to the favor-
able notice of Congress, 1901.
cities, 466, 964; taken up, 1449; passed, 1453.
Documentary History of; a resolution authorizing
the Secretary of the Senate to collect and pub-
lish such a work, 498; referred.
out the public grounds, &c., 1154.
election by ballot, 11.
mittee inquire into the expediency of fixing, by
law, the commencement and close of every ses-
of the Government for the year 1836; read a bill to appoint a day for the annual meeting of
Congress, 1649; passed.
above bill returned, vetoed by the President, as
conflicting with the constitution, 1757.
the subject taken up, 1859, 1878; bill rejected.
gress, 1880; indefinitely postponed, 1908.
Constitution; a resolution to amend it, so as to provide
for a distribution of the surplus revenue, 52.
Constitutional currency; a bill to re-establish the curren-
cy of the constitution, 1745.
on the construction of the road in Indiana and
a bill to continue the road as proposed, 390; ta-
ken up, 615; passed, 811,
Custom-house officers, a report from the Treasury De-
partment concerning, 34.
Dade, Major, petition in favor of, referred, 613.
Defence of the frontiers; a bill reported to accept the
in the place of Mr. Naudain, resigned, 1848. Delaware breakwater; a bill making additional appropri-
ations for it, 1928; passed.
retary of the Treasury's statement of their af.
fairs, 839; agreed to, 847.
a bill to extend the charters of, 1577; passed,
Duties on imports; a bill to repeal the duty on certain ar-
nating act as relates to the Portuguese islands,
imports; a bill to amend the several acts imposing
duties on imports, 1287.
Electioneering agents; a resolution calling on the Secre-
tary of War for information as to the office
held by B. F. Curry, in the Cherokee nation,
Executive patronage; (see Officers.)
be called up, 722; taken up, 877; again, 1593;
laid on the table, 1598.
tablishment of certain post roads, 613.
railroad; a bill to authorize it to run through the
public lands, 664; passed.
Florida war, a bill making further appropriations for, Lands; to appropriate, for a limited time, the proceeds of
Jand sales, 48; motion to take it up, 810; con-
sideration resumed, 1172; ordered to be en.
the commiitee on, moved to be discharged from
certain petitions for righits of pre-emption, &c.,
penses incurred by the committee of last Con.
gress, in their investigation of certain frauds,
of the public lands, 1697; postponed indefinite.
War to cause a survey to be made for a fortifi.
Library of Count Bourtoulin; a resolution directing the
Library Committee to inquire into tne expedi-
ency of purchasing it, 578; agreed 10.
Lieber, Professor; his memorial in relation to bis statisti-
cal work, 1198.
Louisville and Portland canal, a bill to authorize the
McCartney, John; a bill for his relief, 934; passed.
from the President, 1911; resolutions of respect
to his memory, 1914.
Mail contracts; resolution instructing the Post Office
Committee to inquire into the expediency of
authorizing contracts to be made with railroad
Maine boundary; resolutions of the Legislature of Massa-
chuselis, in relation thereto, 958.
Assembly of Indiana on this subject, 56. Manning, the Hon. Richard J., bis death announced,
its officers, 1877.
mittee on Pensions was moved to be recon-
sidered, 1780; reconsidered, 1854; and the re-
port of the cimmittee concurred in.
Meade, Richard W., a bill for the settlement of the
claim of his executrix; passed, 1872.
Melville, David; a petition complaining of bis removal
from ofhce, 1177
Metropolis Bank; a memorial for a recharter thereof,
Power, 1427; passed.
from the President, 5.
tion considered, 8, 36; agreed 10, 41.
memorial asking to be admitted into the Union
presented, 282; referred to the committee on
the Michigan matters, 290.
bill for the admission of Michigan into the Union,
establish the northern boundary of Obio, and
for the admission of Michigan into the Union,
Michigan Serators; resolution for paying them agreed Post Office accounts; a communication from the Postmas.
ter General, 1048.
fice Department, 1769.
certain post routes in Missouri and Arkansas,
ing the proof of, 1696; laid on the lable, 1698;
message in relation to French affairs, 163.
our difference with France, 390.
with the result of the mediation of Great Britain,
respecting French spoliations, 662.
in relation to Mexico, 1409.
informing Congress that France had paid the four
instalments, in sulfilment of tlie treaty, 1426.
response of Samuel Gwin, 1658.
returning the bill appointing a day for the annual
meeting of Congress, with constitutional objec-
relation to Texas, 1871.
1914; his address on the occasion.
fund, to whom had been referred a resolution
on the subject, 590.
Protection of the frontiers; (see Defence.)
Public deposites; a bill to regulate them, 52; taken up,
1383; modified, 1577; passed, 1845.
mittee, 1101; subject considered, 1199.
a resolution directing the surplus revenue to be
set apart for the general defence of the coun.
Rescinding resolution, offered in place of the expunging
resolution, 1427; taken up, 1884; negatived,
Ripley, General; a bill to andit and settle his accounts,
1676; referred to ibe Committee on Pensions.
Royall, Mrs. Ann; report of the Committee of Claims,
unfavorable to her petition, was laid on the
School lands; a bill to authorize the relinquishment of
the 16th section of public lands, and to substi-
tute other lands, 389; passel.
spondence on French affairs, 168.
the Treasury to inquire of the deposite banks Senate cbamber; a report in relation to alterations in the
Senate chamber, 3.
Sheppard, Moses, a bill for the relief of, 380; rejected.
sider a bill in addition to an act for providing for
this description of persons, 1758; which was
agreed :o, and the bill was amended and passed.
Slavery in the District of Columbia; petitions on the sub-
ject, 72; subject discussed, 185, 471, 636, 664,
Arkansas; petitions against admitting the State
into the Union except on certain conditions, Wabash, a bill to improve the navigation of, 563; order.
ed to a third reading, 565.
discharged from its further consideration, from
the disrespectful terms in which it is expressed,
tives; bis death announced, 7.
978; passed, 1124; a conference with the House
of Representatives on an amendment, 1177; the
Senate receded from its disagreement to the
bill to create the office of surveyor of public
lands in the Territory, 1913; passed.
Yeas and nays, on a resolution to supply the Senators
with newspapers, 54.
regulations of the Senate chamber, 71, 72.
favor of acknowledging the independence of for the relief of sufferers by the New York fire,
edge the independence of the country, 1414, resolution for admitting certain persons into the
bill for relief of Moses Sheppard, 580.
referring the proceedings of a convention in Ar-
Ohio boundary, 785, 799.
concluding with a resolution in favor of ac land bill, 810, 811, 333.
of Columbia, 964, 977, 1452.
resolution for the safe keeping of the journal, 977.
bill for graduating the price of public lands, 1032.
open a negotiation with France on the subject, bill for payment of revolutionary pensioners, 1094.
granting land to Missouri, 1123,
the Treasury for information on this subject, relief of the representatives of Colonels Bond and
1306, 1308, 1313, 1396.
navy appropriation bill, 1299, 1427.
harbor bill, 1383, 1384.
the bill to reward the recaptors of the frigate
the bill to prohibit the circulation of incendiary
publications, 1675, 1737.
certain pre-emption claims, 1696, 1697, 1698,
northern boundary of Ohio, and for the admis-
sion of Michigan into the Union, 1739.
bill to regulate the deposite of the public moneys,
1766, 1768, 1778, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1785,
1786, 1787, 1845.
Yeas and nays, on the bill to change the organization of Yeas and nays, on the bill to anticipate the payment of the
indemnities due under the French and Neapoli-
tan treaties, 1882.
on the bill for establishing armories, arsenals,
&c., 1884, 1909.
rescinding resolution, 1897.
providing for the building of a Patent Office,
fortification bill, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1911.
on the pension bill, 1929.
harbor bill, 1935.
INDEX TO THE NAMES
OF THE SPEAKERS IN THE DEBATES IN THE SENATE, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED.
Benton, Mr., Missouri, presents the credentials of the Benton, Mr., on bill for establishing the currency of the
bill increasing the army, 1746, 1756, 1852, 1853.
bill to establish armories, arsenals, &c., 1882.
on acknowledging the independence of Texas,
setting apart the surplus revenue for the defence
of the country, 4625, 4631.
report on public lands, 4655, 4656.
Black, Mr., Mississippi, on the judicial system, 59, 64.
Documentary History of District of Columbia, 499.
Cumberland road, 724, 725.
deposite banks, 847.
Missouri land claims, 967.
Mr. Clay's land bill, 1174, 1286.
general appropriation bill, 1401, 1402.
on suspending the sale of Choclaw lands, 1412.
District of Columbia, 1452.
regulating the public deposites, 1745, 1786.
slavery in the District of Columbia, 90, 95, 731.
national defence, 447.
Ohio boundary, 783, 784.
Maine abolition resolutions, 1110, 1113, 1115,
limited time, 1172, 1187, 1247, 1254, 1299, affairs of Texas, 1420, 1531.
Buchanan, Mr., Pennsylvania, on incendiary publications,
28, 1722, 1732, 1736.
the judicial system, 59, 62, 64.
regulations in the Senate chamber, 70.
bill to relieve the sufferers by fire at New York,
the United States and France, 168, 177.
memorial from Dauphin county, in relation to free
national defence, 576.