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has uniformly animated every one to promote what appeared to him to be for the prosperity of our common country.
One painful circumstance fills me with the deepest regret. It is that after having co-operated with many of you, with some for years, to advance the public good, we separate to meet perhaps no more. I here bear testimony to the fidelity with which you have all labored to fulfil the high and honorable trust committed to us by the nation. And every one of you will carry with you my most ardent wishes for your individual welfare and happiness.
The House proceeded by ballot, to the election of a printer, to execute the printing ordered by the House of Representatives during the next Congress, in pursuance of the “ Resolution directing the manner in which the printing of Congress shall be executed, fixing the prices thereof, and for the appointment of a printer or printers to Congress.” And upon an examination of the ballots, it appeared that Joseph Gales, Jr. and William W. Seaton, under the firm of Gales and Seaton, were duly elected.
Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have elected Gales and Seaton printers on their part, to execute the printing of the Senate during the next Congress, pursuant to the resolution on that subject. The Senate passed a resolution for the appointment of a joint committee, to wait on the President of the United States, and inform him that the two Houses of Congress are about to adjourn, if he has no further communications to make to them, and have appointed a cominittee on their part. And then he withdrew.
The said resolution was read and concurred in by the House, and Mr. Pitkin and Mr. Harrison were appointed of the said committee on their part. Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith.
On motion of Mr. Mercer, Resolved, That the account of Messrs. Davis and Force, for printing the documents accompanying the letter of the committee of the American Colonization Society to the Speaker of this House, amounting to S259. be paid out of the contingent fund of the House.
The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, in answer to the resolution of this House of the 27th ult. directing him to inform this House what sums of money have been paid to the Attorney General of the United States, for extra services, designating the service, and the fund from which the money has been paid: which letter was read and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Pitkin, from the Joint committee appointed to inform the President of the United States, that the two Houses of Congress are about to adjourn, if he had no further communications to make to them, reported that the committee had waited on the President of the United States, and was informed by him, that he had no further communications to make.
A message was then received from the Senate, by Mr. Cutts, their Secretary, as follows:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have completed the legislative business before thein, and are ready to adjourn. And then he withdrew; wbereupon,
The House adjourned sine die.
Absence granted to--
(not acted on) 218, 269
rules and regulations for the government of &c. &c. 317
7, 20, 157
(see bills from the Senate, No. 16)
the United States, and by what laws governed, 195, 223
( not acted on
(see bills, No. 241)
162, 165, 189
(see bills, No. 215)
(see bills, No. 242)
(see bills, No. 238)
(see bills, No. 124).
(not acted on)