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Henry, Herod, Hoffman, Hopkins, R. M. T. Hunter, W. Klingensmith, Legare, Leadbetter, Lewis, Logan, A. Loo-
C. Johnson, Lawler, Lincoln, A. W. Loomis, Mallory, mis, Lyon, Martin, May, McKay, R. McClellan, A. Mc-
Marvin, Samson Mason, Maury, Maxwell, McKennan, Clellan, McClure, McKim, Miller, Montgomery, Moore,
Menefee, Mercer, Mathias Morris, Calvary Morris, Naylor, Morgan, S. W. Morris, Muhlenberg, Murray, Noble, Noyes,
Noyes, Ogle, Patterson, Peck, Pickens, Pope, Potts, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Parmenter, Paynter, Pennybacker,
Rariden, Randolph, Reed, Rencher, Ridgway, Robert Petrikin, Phelps, Pickens, Plumer, Potter, Pratt, Prentiss,
son, Rumsey, Russell, Sergeant, Augustine H. Shepperd, Reily, Rhett, Richardson, Rives, Sheffer, A. H. Shepperd,
Charles Shepard, Shields, Sibley, Slade, Stratton, Taliafer-C. Shepard, Shields, Sheplor, Sibley, Smith, Spencer,
ro, Thompson, Underwood, A. 8. White, John White, Stuart, Taylor, Thomas, Titus, Toucey, Towns, Turney,
Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Sherrod Williams, Vail, Vanderveer, Wagener, Webster, Weeks, J. White,
Joseph L. Williams, Christopher H. Williams, Wise, Yell. T. T. Whittlesey, L. Williams, S. Williams, J. W. Wil-

liams, J. L. Williams, Worthington, and Yell-131.
Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Beatty, So the amendment was negatived.
Beirne, Bicknell, Birdsall, Boon, Brodhead, Bronson, Mr. ROBERTSON then further moved to amend the
Bruyn, Buchanan, Bynum, Cambreleng, Casey, Chaney, bill by adding the following:
Chapman, Cilley, Claiborne, Clark, Cleveland, Coles, Provided, however, That no notes shall be issued as
Connor, Craig, Crary, Cushman, Davee, DeGraff, Drom- | aforesaid, so long as there shall remain in the Treasury
goole, Edwards, Farrington, Fairfield, Foster, Fry, Gallup, available funds applicable to the prompt payment of said
Gholson, Glascock, Grantland, Grant, Gray, Haley, Ham- debts, after reserving one million of dollars.
mond, Harrison, Hawkins, Haynes, Holt, Hubley, W. H. This followed the course of those previously offered, be-
Hunter, T. B. Jackson, J. Jackson, J. Johnson, N. Jones, | ing negatived by yeas and nays-Yeas 102, nays 120, as
J. W. Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, Klingensmith, Leadbetter, follows:
Lewis, Logan, Arphaxed Loomis, Martin, May, McKay, Yxas-Messrs. Adams, Alexander, H. Allen, John W.
Robert McClellan, Abraham McClellan, McClure, McKim, Allen, Aycrigg, Bell, Biddle, Bond, Bouldin, Briggs, W.
Miller, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, S. W. Morris, Muh- | B. Calhoun, J. Calhoon, J. Cainpbell, W. B. Carter,
lenberg, Murray, Noble, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Parmen-Chambers, Cheatham, Childs, Clowney, Corwin, Cranston,
ter, Paynter, Pennybacker, Petrikin, Plumer, Potter, Pratt, Crockett, Curtis, Cushing, Darlington, Dawson, Davies,
Prentiss, Reily, Rhett, Richardson, Rives, Sawyer, Sheffer, Deberry, Dennis, Dunn, Everett, Ewing, R. Fletcher,
Sheplor, Smith, Snyder, Spencer, Stuart, Taylor, Thomas, Fillmore, J. Garland, Goode, J. Graham, W. Graham,
Titus, Toucey, Towns, Turney, Vail, Vanderveer, Webster, Graves, Grennell, Griffin, Halsted, Harlan, Harper, Has-
Weeks, Thomas T. Whittlesey, Jared W. Williams,-109. tings, Hawes, Henry, Herod, Hoffman, Hopkins, H. John-

So Mr. UnderWood's amendment was negatived. son, W. C. Johnson, Lawler, Lincoln, A. W. Loomis,

Mr. ROBERTSON moved to amend the bill by striking Lyon, Mallory, Marvin, S. Mason, Maury, Maxwell, out the whole of it, after the enacting clause, and inserting, McKennan, Menefee, Mercer, Milligan, C. Morris, Naylor, in lieu thereof, the following :

Ogle, Patterson, Peck, Phillips, Pickens, Pope, Potts, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby Rariden, Reed, Reneher, Ridgway, Robertson, Rumsey, authorized, with the approbation of the President of the Russell, Sawyer, Sergeant, A. H. Shepperd, C. Shepard, United States, to borrow on the credit of the United States, Sibley, Slade, Southgate, Stanly, Stone, Stratton, Talifrom time to time, such sum as the President may think aferro, Thompson, Underwood, A. S. White, J. White, expedient, not exceeding in the whole, $7,000,000, to be E. Whittlesey, L. Williams, S. Williams, J. L. Williams, reimbursed with interest not exceeding 6 per cent. per an C. H. Williams, Wise, Yorke-102. num, at the expiration of twelve months from the date of NAYS_Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Beatty, the loan or loans respectively.

Beirne, Bicknell, Birdsall, Boon, Borden, Brodhead, BronThe question upon agreeing to this amendment was de son, Bruyn, Buchanan, Bynum, Cumbreleng, Casey, Chacided-Yeas 86, nays 131, as follows:

ney, Chapman, Cilley, Claiborne, Clark, Cleveland, Coles,
YEAsMessrs. Adams, Alexander, H. Allen, J. W. | Conner, Craig, Crary, Cushman, Davec, DeGraff, Drom-
Allen, Aycrigg, Bell, Biddle, Bond, Briggs, W. B. Cal- goole, Duncan, Edwards, Farrington, Fairfield, I. Fletcher,
houn, J. Calhoon, W. B. Carter, Chambers, Cheatham, Foster, Fry, Gallup, Gholson, Glascock, Grantland, Grant,
Childs, Clowney, Coles, Corwin, Cranston, Crockert, Gray, Haley, Hammond, Harrison, Hawkins, Haynes,
Curtis, Cushing, Darlington, Dawson, Davies, Deberry, Holsey, Holt, Howard, Hubley, W. H. Hunter, Ingham,
Dennis, Dunn, Elmore, R. Fletcher, Fillmore, Goode, T. B. Jackson, J. Jackson, J. Johnson, N. Jones, J. W.
Grennell, Griffin, Halsted, Harlan, Harper, Hastings, Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, Klingensmith, Legare, Leadbetter,
Hawes, Henry, Herod, Hopkins, R. M. T. Hunter, W. Lewis, Logan, A. Loomis, J. M. Mason, Martin, McKay,
C. Johnson, Lawler, Lincoln, A. W. Loomis, Mallory, R. McClellan, A. McClellan, McClure, McKim, Miller,
Marvin, S. Mason, Maury, Maxwell, McKennan, Mercer, Montgomery, Moore, Morgan, 8. W. Morris, Muhlenberg,
Milligan, Calvary Morris, Naylor, Ogle, Patterson, Peck, Murray, Noble, Noyes, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Parmenier,
Phillips, Pope, Potts, Rariden, Randolph, Reed, Rencher, Paynter, Pennybacker, Petrikin, Phelps, Plumer, Potter,
Ridgway, Robertson, Rumsey, Russell, Sawyer, Sergeant, Pratt, Prentirs, Reily, Rhett, Richardson, Rives, Sheffer,
Slade, Southgate, Stanly, Stone, Stratton, Taliaferro, Sheplor, Smith, Snyder, Spencer, Stewart, Taylor, Thom-
Thompson, Underwood, A. S. White, E. Whittlesey, C. as, Titus, Toucey, Towns, Turney, Vail, Vanderveer,
H. Williams, Wise, Yorke-86.

Wagener, Webster, Weeks, T. T. Whittlesey, J. W.
Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Beatty, Williams, Worthington, Yell—120.
Beirne, Bicknell, Birdsall, Boon, Borden, Bouldin, Brod: Mr. SOUTHGATE moved to amend the bill so as to
head, Bronson, Bruyn, Buchanan, Bynum, Cambreleng, make the lowest denomination of Treasury notes fifty dol-
J. Campbell, Casey, Chaney, Chapman, Cilley, Claiborne, lars, instead of one hundrod.
Clark, Cleveland, Connor, Craig, Crary, Coshman, Davee, Mr. LEGARE hoped the gentleman would consent to
DeGraff, Dromgoole, Duncan, Edwards, Farrington, Fair- modify his amendment by inserting $25 instead of $50.
field, Foster, Fry, Gallup, J. Garland, Gholson, Glascock, He stated' a case of hardship which had occurred in Ala-
J. Graham, Grantland, Grant, Gray, Haley, Hammond, bama, in fupport of the suggestion.
Harrison, Hawkins, Haynes, Holsey, Holt, Howard, Hub Mr. JONES, of Virginia, protested against the amend-
ley, W. H. Hunter, Ingham, T. B. Jackson, J. Jackson, ment, and demanded the yeas and rays.
J. Johnson, N. Jones, J. W. Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, Mr. WISE said that if we were to have a Government

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paper currency, he was for bringing down the denomina- Andrews, Beirne, Bond, Boon, Bouldin, Briggs, Bronson, tions of the notes not only to $50, but at once to $5 and to Bruyn, Bynum, John Calhoon, J. Campbell, W. B. $1. Let the laborer have the benefit, if there was any, as Carter, Casey, Chambers, Chaney, Chapman, Cheatham, well as the capitalist and the aristocrat; he hoped the demo- Childs, Claiborne, Clark, Cleveland, Clowney, Connor, crats of the democracy of numbers" would unite with him Corwin, Craig, Crary, Crockett, Cushman, Davee, Dein giving the advantage of this new money to the “bone berry, DeGraff, Dennis, Dunn, Edwards, Elmore, Ewing, and sinew" of the country.

Fairfield, Isaac Fletcher, Fillmore, James Garland, Rice Mr. CAMBRELENG objected to making the denomi Garland, Gholson, Glascock, Goode, Jas. Graham, Wilnation less than $100. He protested against making the liam Graham, Grantland, Grant, Graves, Gray, Grennell, credit of the Government a currency.

Griffin, Haley, Halsted, Hammond, Harlan, Harrison, Mr. WHITTLESEY adverted to the law which enabled Harper, Hastings, Hawkins, Haynes, Henry, Herod, & poor man to enter a tract of forty acres of land ; the price Hoffman, Holt, R. M. T. Hunter, Ingham, Jabez Jackof which was just $50. He urged the hardship of de son Henry Johnson, Joseph Johnson, William C. Johnpriving such a settler of the benefit of paying for his land son, Kilgore, Lawler, Legare, Leadbetter, Lewis, Lincoln, in Government currency, and compelling him to pay down A. W. Loomis, Lyon, Mallory, Marvin, S. Mason, Martin, the gold and silver under the specie circular, while the Abra. McClellan, McKim, McKennan, Menefee, Miller, wealthy speculator could pay in Treasury notes. If the gen Montgomery, Morgan, C. Morris, Muhlenberg, Murray, tleman from New York would come to the West and ad- Noyes, Ogle, Palmer, Parmenter, Patterson, Pickens, Pope, vance such a doctrine, he would soon have such convincing Potter, Pratt, Rariden, Reily, Rencher, Rhett, Richardson, arguments applied to him as would quickly work a change Ridgway, Rives, Robertson, Rumsey, Russell, A. H. Shepof opinion in him on this point.

perd, C. Shepard, Shields, Sheplor, Sibley, Slade, Smith, Mr. SOUTHGATE modified his amendment so as to Southgate, Spencer, Stanly, Stone, Taliaferro, Titus, insert $25, instead of $100, as the lowest amount of any Towns, Underwood, Vail, Webster, A. 8. White, John Treasury note.

White, E. Whittlesey, L. Williams, S. Williams, Joseph This amendment was rejected by yeas and nays : Yeas L. Williams, Wise, Yell—140. 88, nays 130, as follows:

Nars-Messrs. Adams, Heman Allen, Atherton, AyYEAS-Messrs. Beirne, Bond, Boon, Briggs, Bynum, crigg, Beatty, Bicknell, Bíddle, Birdsall, Borden, BrodJ. Calhoon, John Campbell, William B. Carter, Casey, head, Buchanan, W. B. Calhoun, Cambreleng, Cilley, Chambers, Chapman, Cheatham, Childs, Clark, Corwin, Coles, Cranston, Curtis, Darlington, Dawson, Davies, Craig, Crockett, berry, Dennis, Dunn, Elmore, Ewing, Dromgoole, Duncan, Everett, Farrington, R. Fletcher, Isaac Fletcher, J. Garland, R. Garland, Gholson, Glas- Foster, Fry, Gallup, Hawes, Holsey, Hopkins, Howard, cock, Goode, James Graham, Wm. Graham, Grantland, Hubley, W. H. Hunter, Thomas B. Jackson, N. Jones, Graves, Halsted, Harper, Hawkins, Henry, Herod, R. John W. Jones, Kemble, Klingensmith, Logan, A. M. T. Hunter, H. Johnson, J. Johnson, W. C. Johnson, Loomis, James M. Mason, Maury, Maxwell, McKay, Lawler, Legare, Lewis, Lincoln, A. W. Loomis, Lyon, R. McClellan, McClure, Mercer, Milligan, Moore, S. W. Mallory, Martin, May, McKim, McKennan, Menefee, Morris, Naylor, Noble, Owens, Parker, Paynter, Pearce, Montgomery, c. Morris

, Murray, Ogle, Patterson, Peck, Penny backer, Petrikin, Phelps, Phillips, Plumer, Potts, Pickens, Rencher, Rhett, Richardson, Ridgway, Rives, Prentiss, Reed, Sawyer, Sergeant, Sheffer, Stewart, Robertson, Rumsey, Russell

, A. H. Shepperd, Č. Shep- Stratton, Taylor, Thomas, Toucey, Turney, Vanderveer, ard, Shields, Sibley, Smith, Snyder, Southgate, Spencer, Wagener, Weeks, Jared W. Williams, Christopher H. Stanly, Stone, Taliaferro, Underwood, A. S. White, John Williams, Worthington, Yorke-81. White, Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Sherrod Wil So the amendment was agreed to. liams, Joseph L. Williams, Wise, Yell-88.

Mr. MERCER, moved to amend the amendment by Nars—Messrs. Adams, Alexander, Heman Allen, J. striking out the word “ten,” before “millions,” and inW. Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Aycrigg, Beat-serting " seven;" so as to make the issue of Treasury notes ty, Bicknell, Biddle, Birdsall, Borden, Brodhead, Bronson, seven millions. Bachanan, W. B. Calhoun, Cambreleng, Chaney, Cilley,

The motion was negatived by yeas and nays: Yeas 101, Cleveland, Coles, Connor, Crary, Cransion, Curtis, Cush- nays 120, as follows: ing Cushman, Darlington, Dawson, Davee, Davies, De YEAS—Messrs. Adams, Alexander, Heman Allen, John Graff, Dromgoole, Duncan, Edwards, Everett, Farrington, W. Allen, Aycrigg, Bell, Biddle, Bond, Bouldin, Briggs, Fairfield, R. Fletcher, Fillmore, Foster, Fry, Gallup, Grant, Wm. B. Calhoun, John Calhoon, Wm. B. Carter, ChamGray, Haley, Hammond, Harrison, Hastings, Hawes, bers, Cheatham, Childs, Corwin, Cranston, Crockett, CurHaynes, Hoffman, Holsey, Holt, Hopkins, Howard, tis, Cushing, Darlington, Dawson, Davies, Deberry, DenHubley, W. H. Hunter, Ingham, T. B. Jackson, J. Jack- nis, Dunn, Elmore, Everett, Ewing, Fillmore, Richard son, N. Jones, John W. Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, Klingen- Fletcher, Goode, James Graham, Wm. Graham, Graves, smith, Leadbetter, Logan, A. Loomis, Marvin, J. M. Ma. Grennell, Griffin, Halsted, Harlan, Harper, Hastings, son, 8. Mason, Maury, Maxwell, McKay, R. McClellan, Hawes, Henry, Herod, Robert M. T. Hunter, Jenifer, A. McClellan, McClure, Mercer, Milligan, Miller, Moore, Henry Johnson, Wm. Cost Johnson, Lincoln, Andrew Morgan, S. W. Morris, Muhlenberg, Naylor, Noble, Noyes, W. Loomis, Mallory, Marvin, Samson Mason, Maury, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Parmenter, Paynter, Pennybacker, Maxwell, McKennan, Menefee, Mercer, Milligan, Calvary Petrikin, Phelps, Phillips, Plumer, Potts, Potter, Pratt, Morris, Naylor, Noyer, Ogle, Patterson, Pearce, Peck, Prentiss, Rariden, Randolph, Reed, Reily, Sawyer, Ser. Phillips, Pope, Potts, Rariden, Reed, Rencher, Ridgway, geant, Sheffer, Sheplor, Slade, Stewart, Stratton, Taylor, Robertson, Rumsey, Russell, Sawyer, Sergeant, Augustine Thomas, Thompson, Titus, Toucey, Towns, Turney, Vail, H. Shepperd, Charles Shepard, Shields, Sibley, Slade, Vanderveer, Wagener, Webster, Weeks, T. T. Whittlesey, Snyder, Southgate, Stanly, Stone, Stratton, Taliaferro, J. W. Williams, C. H. Williams, Worthington, and Thompson, Underwood, Albert S. White, John White, Yorke-131.

Elisha Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Sherrod Williams, Mr. SOUTHGATE then moved to insert $50, in place Joseph L. Williams, Christopher H. Williams, Wise, and of $100, as the lowest amount.

Yorke-101. The yeas and nays being taken upon this motion of Mr. Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Beatty, B. stood as follows: Yeas 140, nays 81, viz:

Beirne, Bicknell, Birdsall, Boon, Borden, Brodhead, BronYEAS-Messrs. Alexander, J. W. Allen, Anderson, son, Bruyn, Buchanan, Bynum, Cambreleng, Timothy

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J. Carter, Casey, Chaney, Chapman, Cilley, Claiborne, Mr. R. thereupon moved to recommit the bill to the
Clark, Cleveland, Coles, Connor, Craig, Crary, Cushman, Committe of Ways and Means, with instructions to report
Davee, DeGraff, Dromgoole, Duncan, Edwards, Farring- a bill in conformity with the amendments he had proposed;
ton, Fairfield, Isaac Fletcher, Foster, Fry, Gallup, James but tho motion was rejected without a count.
Garland, Rice Garland, Gholson, Glascock, Grantland, The question then recurring on agreeing with the Com-
Grant, Gray, Haley, Hammond, Harrison, Hawkins, mittee of the Whole on the state of the Union in the whole
Haynes, Holsey, Holt, Hopkins, Howard, Hubley, Wm. amendments to the bill as amended, (being a substitution
H. Hunter, Ingham, Thomas B. Jackson, Jabez Jackson, of the House bill, as amended by Mr. SOUTHGATE's mo-
Joseph Johnson, Nathaniel Jones, John W. Jones, Kem- tion, for the Senate's bill,) it was decided by yeas and
ble, Kilgore, Legare, Leadbetter, Lewis, Logan, Arphax- nays, as follows: Yeas 123, nays 99.
ed Loomis, Lyon, James M. Mason, Martin, Rober: Mc The question being then on ordering the bill to a third
Clellan, Abraham McClellan, McClure, McKim, Miller, reading, it was decided by yeas and nays, as follows:
Monigomery, Moore, Morgan, Samuel W. Morris, Muh Yras-Messrs. Anderson, Andrews, Atherton, Beatty,
lenberg, Murray, Noble, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Par- Beirne, Bicknell, Birdsall, Boon, Borden, Bouldin,
menter, Pennybacker, Petrikin, Phelps, Plumer, Potter, Brodhead, Bronson, Bruyn, Buchanan, Bynum, John
Pratt, Prentiss, Reily, Rhett, Richardson, Rives, Sheffer, Calhoon, Cambreleng, John Campbell, Timothy J. Car-
Sheplor, Smith, Spencer, Stewart

, 'Taylor, Thomas, Titus, ter, Chaney, Chapman, Cilley, Claiborne, Clark, CleveToucey, Towns, Turney, Vail, Vanderveer, Wagener, i land, Coles, Connor, Craig, Crary, Cushman, Davee, De Webster, Weeks, Thomas T. Whittlesey, Jared W. Wil- Graff, Dromgoole, Duncan, EJwards, Farrington, Fairliams, Worthington, and Yell120.

field, Foster, James Garland, Rice Garland, Gholson, Mr. LEGARE moved to amend the bill, so as to reduce Glascock, Grantland, Grant, Gray, Haley, Hammond, the maximum of interest upon the Treasury notes from six Harrison, Hawes, Hawkins, Haynes, Holsey, Holt, Howper cent. to two per cent.

ard, Hubley, William H. Hunier, Ingham, Thomas B. This motion was negatived by yeas and nays, as fol- Jackson, Jabez Jackson, Henry Johnson, Joseph Johnson, lows:

Nathaniel Jones, John W. Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, YEAS-Messrs. John W. Allen, Boon, Bouldin, Bruyn, Klingensmith, Lawler, Legare, Leadbetter, Jogan, A. John Campbell, Wm. B. Carter, Chaney, Chapman, Loomis, Lyon, J. M. Mason, Martin, Maxwell, McKay, Childs, Cilley, Claiborne, Cleveland, Clowney, Connor, Robert McClellan, Abraham McClellan, McClure, McKim, Craig, Crary, Crockett, Curtis, Cushing, Dawson, Da- Miller, Montgomery, Moore, S. W. Morris, Muhlenberg, vee, Dennis, Duncan, Dunn, Elmore, Ewing, Richard Murray, Noble, Noyes, Owens, Palmer, Parker, ParmenFletcher, Isaac Fletcher, James Garland, Rice Garland, ter, Paynter, Penny backer, Petrikin, Phelps, Plummer, Ghulson, Glascock, Goode, James Graham, Wm. Graham, Pope, Potter, Pratt, Prentiss, Rariden, Reily, Rhett, Grennell, Griffin, Hammond, Harlan, Harper, Hastings, Richardson, Rives, Sheffer, Sheplor, Smith, Spencer, Hawes, Hawkins, Haynes, Herod, Hoffman, Hubley, Stewart, Taylor, Thomas, Titus, Toucey, Towns, Turney, Ingham, Jenifer, Henry Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Wm. Vail, Vanderveer, Wagener, Webster, Weeks, T. T. Cost Johnson, Nath. Jones, Lawler, Legare, Leadbetter, Whittlesey, Jared W. Williams, Worthington, Yell. -127. Lewis, Lyon, Martin, Montgomery, Mathias Morris, Cal. Nars-Messrs. Adams, Alexandler, Henan Allen, J. vary Morris, Muhlenberg, Noble, Ogle, Patterson, Peck, W. Allen, Aycrigg, Bell, Biddle, Bond, Briggs, W. B. Petrikin, Phillips, Pickens, Pope, Rhett, Richardson, Calhoun, William B. Carter, Casey, Chambers, CheaRidgway, Rives, Sawyer, Sheffler, August. H. Shepperd, tham, Childs, Corwin, Cranston, Crockett, Curtis, Cush. Charles Shepard, Sheplor, Sibley, Smith, Stuart, Stone, ing, Darlington, Dawson, Davies, Deberry, Dennis, Dunn, Thompson, Towns, Turney, Underwood, Wagener, Web- | Elmore, Everett, Ewing, R. Fletcher, Fillmore, Fry, ster, Weeks, John White, Elisha Whittlesey, Thonjas T. Goode, James Graham, W. Graham, Graves, Grennell, Whittlesey, Lewis Williams, Sherrod Williams, Joseph Griffin, Halsted, Harlan, Harper, Hastings, Henry, L. Williams, Wise, and Yell-99.

Herod, Hoffman, R. M. T. Hunter, Jenifer, W. C. JohnNars-Messrs. Adams, Alexander, Heman Allen, An- son, Lewis, Lincoln, A. W. Loomis, Mallory, Marvin, derson, Andrews, Atherton, Aycrigg, Beatty, Beirne, S. Mason, Maury, McKennan, Menefee, Mercer, Milligan, Bell, Bicknell, Biddle, Birdsall, Bond, Borden, Briggs, M. Morris, C. Morris, Naylor, Ogle, Patterson, Pearce, Brodhead, Bronson, Buchanan, Bynum, Wm. B. Cal- Peck, Phillips, Potts, Reed, Rencher, Ridgway, Roberthoun, John Calhoon, Cambreleng, Casey, Chambers, son, Rumsey, Russell, Sawyer, Sergeant, A. H. ShepCheatham, Clark, Coles, Corwin, Cranston, Cushman, perd, C. Shepard, Shields, Sibley, Slade, Snyder, SouthDarlington, Davies, Deberry, DeGraff, Dromgoole, Ed- gate, Stanly, Stone, Stratton, Taliaferro, Thompson, wards, Everett, Farrington, Fairfield, Fillmore, Foster, Underwood, Albert S. White, J. White, E. Wbittlesey, Fry, Gallup, Grantland, Grant, Graves, Gray, Haley, L. Williams, S. Williams, J. L. Williams, C. H. WilHalsted, Harrison, Henry, Holsey, Holt, Hopkins, How- liams, Wise, Yorke-98. ard, Wm. H. Hunter, Robert M. T. Hunter, Thomas B. So the bill was ordered to a third reading. Jackson, Jabez Jackson, John W. Jones, Kemble, Kilgore, The bill was thereupon read a third time and passed. Klingensmith, Lincoln, Logan, A. W. Loomis, Mallory, The House adjourned at half past 8 o'clock. Marvin, James M. Mason, Samson Mason, Maury, Maxwell, McKay, Robert McClellan, Abraham McClellan,

Tuesday, Oct. 10. McClure, McKim, McKennan, Menefee, Mercer, Milliga, Miller, Moore, Morgan, Samuel W. Morris, Murray,

MEXICO, TEXAS, &c. Naylor, Noyes, Owens, Palmer, Parker, Parmenter, Payn After the presentation of sundry petitions (including sevter, Pearce, Penny backer, Plumer, Potts, Potter, Pratt, eral from Alabama) for the establishment of a national Prentiss, Rariden, Reed, Reily, Rencher, Rumsey, Rus- | bank, sell, Sergeant, Shields, Slade, Snyder, Southgate, Spen The House proceeded to the unfinished business of yescer, Stanly, Stratton, Taliaferro, Taylor, Thomas, Titus, terday morning, which was the consideration of the resoToucey, Vail, Vanderveer, Albert 8. White, Jared W. lution of Mr. ELMORE, of South Carolina, to print ten Williams, C. H. Williams, Worthington, and Yorke-127. thousand extra copies of certain documents lately communi

Mr. RHETT offered an amendment combining one for- cated to the House by the President of the United States, merly offered by him, and rejected with another on which relating to negotiations with Mexico concerning a cession the House had not passed ; but it was pronounced out of 'of territory, together with the amendment proposed by Mr. order.

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Adams, which was to strike out the particularization, and the entire correspondence as suited his own purpose. Of leave the order general, so as to include the whole series of these extracts he desired to send out to the country ten papers concerning our relations with Mexico.

thousand extra copies, and to exclude the residue. The Mr. WHITTLESEY inquired whether it would be in gentleman would have nothing published which related to order to divide the question, so as to exclude the reprinting the question of boundary, because this had nothing to do of what had been before printed ?

with the question of the annexation of Texas. But it had After explanations by Mr. ADAMS and Mr. ELMORE, to do with it-much to do with it; so much, that the propMr. W. perceiving that he had misapprehended the effect osition for the purchase never could have been properly of the proposition, withdrew his proposition for a division. made to the Government of Mexico, had there been no

Mr. ELMORE said, that from the remarks of the gen open question of boundary between the two Governments. tleman from Ohio, (Mr. WarTTLESEY,) as well as those | It was that very question which gave rise to the question made yesterday by the gentleman from Massachusetts, he of annexation, and which alone could authorize it. The perceived that an impression had been made that the por- question of boundary ran through all our intercourse with tion of the correspondence of which he desired an extra the Government of Mexico, from the moment in which it number to be printed had been selected by himself. Such was first agitated until this day. It entered into our trèuwas not the fact. The selections were made in the office ties with that Government. We were bound by treaty to of the Secretary of State, and all he asked was, that they appoint commissioners to run the line, (said Mr. A.) but should be printed precisely as they had been sent to the we have not done it, Bills, indeed, had been introduced House. The House had received, and had ordered to be into Congress for that purpose, and had gone to their se. printed, two distinct sots of docuinents-one contained cond reading, but there had arisen this agitation about the the correspondence of this Government with the minister of annexation of Texas, and the boundary after that could Texas, touching the annexation of Texas to this Union : never be settled. This fact showed the close connexion 10,000 copies of this are ordered to be printed. The other between the correspondence touching our treaties about was the correspondence of this Government with that of boundary, and that of the question of annexation. Mexico, louching the boundary line between Mexico and One of the matters of reproach against us, on the part of the United States; and also touching the purchase of Tex: the Mexican Government, was our violation of faith in as, then a part of the Mexican territory. Now Mr. E. did regard to the boundary question. And why had we not not desire the printing of an additional number of that por- complied with our solemn engagement to appoint commis. tion of the correspondence which related to the true boun- sioners to run the houndary line? What prevented ? Nodary line, fixed by treaty with Spain in 1819, and the trea- thing but that spirit which had taken possession of a certies both in relation to running that line, and also respect tain portion of our population, that sudden and violent ining cominerce between the two countries; which subjects pulse, which drove them on to get possession of the whole were kept entirely distinct, both parties agreeing to consid- territory, at any expense, per fas aut nefus, by treaty, hy er them separately, and make them the subject of dis- invasion, by any thing that would effect the purpose. tinct negotiations. These constituted nine-tenths of the [The SPEAKER here interposed, and reminded Mr. A. that whole mass of documents, and had nothing whatever to do his remarks were taking too wide a range. The question with the annexation of Texas to the Union. He had was siniply on the printing. ) Mr. ADAMS said that the wished to exclude this portion of the correspondence from gentleman from South Carolina (Mr. ELMORE) had taken his motion, from no motive connected with the gentleman a similar range in his remarks. [The Chain said that tho from Massachusetts, but because its reprint would be a remarks of the gentleman from South Carolina had had useless expense, would make the document massive and reference to the printing. There would be no end to the less fit for circulation, and would occasion "delay in the debate, if it were once suffered to extend to the merits of printing. If it was true that the South, the North, and the Texian question and our relations with Mexico. ] the West were to look upon the Texian question as one What, (said Mr. Anans,) am I not, then, to be permitted which, in fact, and as declared by the gentleman from to show that the argument of the gentleman from South Massachusetts, involved tho continuance of this Union, Carolina totally fails him? [The gentleman from Massahe was desirous that they should be furnished with all the chusetts (said the SPEAKER) cannot now discuss the pronecessary information in relation to the subject contained priety or impropriety of fixing the boundary between Mexin tbe papers he had indicated in his motion, and that as ico and the United States, or of the annexation of Texas.] speedily as practicable. If the gentleman from Masschu- Well, (continued Mr. Adams,) I say, 'then, that the gensetts, however, thought the printing of the whole impor- tleman is totally mistaken in supposing that the correstant, Mr. E. had no carthly objections to it, except those he pondence touching the boundary has nothing to do with had expressed from the first; but he would readily yield that of anvexation. It has just as much to do with it as even those objections to the desire expressed by gentlemen the other portion of the correspondence. I hope, if there to print the whole. He would only repeat, that all which is to be any extra printing in the case at all, we shall print bore on the question of annexation was contained in papers the whole. I care not how many copies you order. named in the resolution.

willing that a hundred thousand should be printed, or as The gentleman from Massachusetts had said something

many more as the gentleman desires; but let justice bo of a part of the correspondence being suppressed. He done to all sides, by printing the whole. (Mr. E.) can only say that the suppression has been made The gentleman sugge:1s a further call. I propose, sir, elsewhere, if the gentleman is right. And if the gentle to make a further call. The call, thus far, has been imman from Massachusetts desires or expects to have the perfectly answered. I do propose a further call; for, as suppressed portions spread before the public, he must get far as I know, the most important part of the correspondthem into the possession of the House by another call, be ence may bave been withheld-suppressed. The gentlefore this House can have them printed. An oriler to print man from South Carolina has the advantage of me; I have what we have not is a nullity.

not seen these returns. The moment they came into the Mr. ADAMS said that the observations of the gentle House, they were laid on the table, and immediately hurman from South Carolina had not removed bis objections ried off' lo ihe printers. I have not been to the printer's to the printing of garbled extracts from the documents re. office to ransack them, and to see what portion will suit ferred to. The gentleman said he had not himself made He states the contents of these documents. I certhese selections; but as Mr. A. understood the matter, the tainly have entire confidence in any statement that gentlegentleman, in his motion to print, excluded just so much of man may make; but still I had rather have the advantage

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United States, Mexico, and Texas.

(Oct. 10, 1837.

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of looking at the papers for myself, and forming my own should not oppose it: he would vote for the printing of a
judgment, especially when he has an interested object in hundred thousand copies if gentlemen desired it.
inaking his statement. I trust the amendment will be Mr. BIDDLE said he had heard nothing to warrant a
adopted, and that we shall get the whole correspondence, departure in this case from the obvious rules of justice and
and not partial extracts.

good faith. It would seem as if the object were to enable
Mr. OWENS said it was very evident that the object of gentlemen to print and circulate, at the public expense,
the gentleman from South Carolina was not to garble the certain extracts from public documents to form an argu-
correspondence, or to suppress any thing which had rela- mentum ad hominem against the gentleman from Massa-
tion to the annexation of Texas to the Union. All he chusetts ; at least with a view to shake his influence with
wished was to separate this from the voluminous matter in the country on this question, by alleging that on some
which it lay. To obviate all objections, he would propose former occasion he may have adverted to the possibility of
to the gentleman to modify his call, by adding words to this annexing Texas to this country.
eflect : Together with any other matter relating to the Mr. B. was far from believing that the honorable gentle-
annexation of Texas which may be embraced in this cor man from South Carolina had in view to misrepresent or

to create a false impression. But he would not trust the Mr. ELMORE accepted this addition as a modification opinion of any one whose feelings were plainly enlisted, to of his original motion.

say, in presenting what favored his own views, that there Mr. HOWARD (chairman of the Committee on For- remained nothing behind to explain or to qualify. It was eign Relations) said that he should not have partaken impossible for any one safely to make such a general aver in this debate, but with a view to the correction of an

You must see the whole letter—its full scope and error, no doubt unintentional, on the part of the gentle drist, in order to ascertain the circumstances under which man from Massachusetts, [Mr. Adams,] as every thing it was written, and the purpose it had in view, perhaps 10 which fell from that gentleman, on the subject especially of operate on the hopes and fears of a foreign Power. A very foreign affairs, was of consequence. Mr. H. begged that striking illustration of the facility with which a passage gentleman to reflect, and see whether he had not forgotten thus introduced for a special purpose may be taken from a provision of law, when he asserted that no steps had the context, and convey an impression the reverse of what been taken on the part of the United States towards run was intended, may be found in the letter just laid on our ning the Mexican boundary line. [Mr. Adams disclaim- tables from Mr. Hunt, the Texian minister, to Mr. Fored having said that no steps had been taken.] Mr. H. syth. I allude to the passage in which he hints broadly said he only desired to state that commissioners had been at the sympathy with which the “crowned heads” of Engappointed according to treaty, and that, if the line had not land and France regarded the Texian revolution. been run, the fault lay with Mexico, and not with this [The SPEAKER here interposed to say it was out of orGovernment. As to the printing, he was a good deal at a der, at this time, to discuss the merits of the question. Mr. loss; for he had not read the documents, and did not there- B. said he had no such purpose. His object was merely fore know whether they embraced all that was desirable or to illustrate, by reference to a particular case, low easy it not; or what it was that the gentleman from South Caro- was, by taking up a particular passage, and viewing it lina desired to exclude. He was completely in the dark apart from the context, to reverse the real purpose of the on that matter ; but, being compelled to vote, he should, writer. The SPEAKER persisted in the call to order. ] on the whole, rather vote to print the whole correspon

Mr. B. contended that the matter was of no great modence, as requested by the gentleman from Massachu- ment, as it only enforced what must be admitted to be

true. Every one brought from the courts an invincible He would, however, observe that this motion of the repugnance to this taking up of detached passages, and it gentleman from South Carolina was not, in his opinion, equally violated the popular sense of justice. calculated to subserve the interests of the cause to which Mr. B. said it had been remarked that if the gentleman that gentleman was attached. The object was stated to be from Massachusetts felt aggrieved, he might hereafter to spread useful information before the people of the move to print the entire documents. In other words, the United States, in order that they might form their opinion accused was to be subjected to the very inconvenience on the Texian question, more especially within the next from which the accuser sought to escape. What is the two months, previous to coming up at the regular session avowed object of circulating these papers in the proposed of Congress. The proposed publication was, in fact, in- form ? That they may be portable and pass rapidly over tended as a virtual appeal to the people of the United States the country. They may be made the subjects of pungent from the decision of the President. In that view he was newspaper paragraphs, and of placards which he who runs not disposed to oppose it, though he thought the question may read. And the accused is to come balting behind was to be pressed prematurely-for he was satisfied there with a book to ask a patient hearing from those whose could be but one result from such an appeal, and that re minds are preoccupied, and who have no relish for tedious sult would be of a character inauspicious to the gentle explanations. It might as well be said that there was no man's wishes. This House (said Mr. H.) is divideil into harm in casting poison into a spring by the wayside, bethree parts upon the Texian question. (Here the Chair cause there are tests in the chemist's shops by which its again interposeil, the debate transcending the limit of the presence may be detected. There were so iany modes in mere question of printing.) Mr. H. said that all those who which partinl, one-sided views of a subject could be circuwere friends to the annexation of Texas should consider lated, that he was anxious, in the deliberate action of the well before they carried the appeal now contemplated to House, to see even the forms of justice held in reverence. the people. They should consider whether they would Mr. PICKENS said he could not refuse bis admiration not, as he belicved they would, thereby place the admin. to the generous sympathy manifested by the gentleman istration on impregnable ground. So viewing the matter from Pennsylvania who had just taken his seat (Mr. Binhimself

, he thought this appeal to the people injudicious DLE] for his distinguished friend from Massachusetts, [Mr. on the part of the mover, nor would it result in the way Adams.) We were told from high authority that “ chargentlemen hoped and expected. Mr. H. said he had made ity covereth a multitude of sins ;" but if the gentleman up as yet no definite opinion on the Texian question. relied on this to cover all the inconsistencies, real or supNeither, he believed, had this House or the nation; and posed, of the honorable gentleman from Massachusetts he should be sorry if the question should be presented pre- {Here the SAEAKER interposed.] Mr. Pjokens then said, maturely to the people. As to the printing, however, he ' bis friend from South Carolina bad not made these “ex




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