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Lafayette bill, a Joint Committee appointed to announce Piracy bill, motion to recommit with instructions, 408,
withdrawn, 412, renewed, 462, negalived, 463.
other amendments, 412, 413, 417.
motion to assist merchant vessels to arm, and to
employ an armed steam boat, &c. 419.
motion to strike out the second section; Bega
bill reported as amended, 462.
concurred in, 734.
amended and ordered to a third reading, 696
report of the committee, 735.
110 debate thereon; laid on the table, 162.
his reply, 738, 739.
Public Lands, resolution pledging them as a fund for ed.
ucation and internal improvement; laid on the
to authorize banks indebted for, to pay in lands, 42
resolution appropriating them as a fund for the
emancipation of slaves; laid on the table, 623
counter resolution, 696, 697.
merce and navigation of the U. S. 620, 621.
of the Secretary of War, on pensioners, 11.
referred to the committee on pensions, 12.
tee on, 7.
Storrs, Mr. ; his account of the trade between Missouri
and Mexico, 109, 110.
tion of the ; read a first time, 9.
639 Topographical Surveys. See Appropriations for military
Yeas and Nays, on the bill making provision for Gene-
ral Lafayette 33.
on abolishing imprisonment for debt, 112, 126,
for a drawback on cordage, 341.
for marking out a road to Mexico, 361.
for the Suppression of Piracy, 407, 434, 461, 462,
respecting Topographical Surveys, 558.
on the Judiciary, 589, 605, 619, 620.
for purchasing Journals of the Confederation, 624
625, 639, 646
721 relative to land claimants in Missouri and Arkansas,
for subscribing to the Delaware and Chesa-
peake Canal, 678, 681.
for occupying the Oregon, 713.
for the punishment of crimes against the United
INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Amendments to the Constitution, relative to the election Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, motion to refer the bill to
a committee of the whole; debate thereon, 487.
bill laid on the table, 487.
debate resumed, 516.
motion to commit negatived, 516; renewed, 517;
debate on the bill declaring the assent of Con.
410 bill ordered to a third reading, 590.
sundry amendments to, and debate thereon,681 10
bill ordered to a third reading, 683.
title altered, 637.
Massachusetts. See Massachusetts Militia Claims.
Columbia (or Oregon) river, debate on the bill for occu.
pying the mouth of the, 13 to 26.
amendment offered, 26.
motion to refer the bill to the committee on that
part of the President's Message which refers
to this subject, 26; negatived, 28.
other amendments proposed, 36.
stricken out, 38.
motion to strike out the third section, offering land
to settlers, 39.
debate thereon, 39 to 42.
offered and rejected; bill ordered to a third
740 to 742 District. See District of Columbia.
Columbian College, bill exempting the Students, &c. of,
from Military Duty, amended and ordered to a
third reading, 696.
consist of thirteen, 2.
of invitation, twenty-four, 3.
Committees on President's Message, seven, 2.
on the President's Accounts, seven, 186.
on Speaker's Appeal, seven, 486.
Constitution, amendments to the. See Amendments.
bill rejected, 737.
New York, bill fixing theplace for, ordered 10 a third
Creeks and Cherokees. See Cherokees. See also In.
Crimes against the United States, committee on the bill
for the punishment of, report progress, 6.
amendments proposed, 154 to 158, 188, 338 to
340, 348, 355, 365.
proposed modification of the bill, 165,
debate thereon, 165 to 168.
335; withdrawn, 348.
debate thereon, 335 to 341,
Crimes against the United States, debate on the amend | Florida Judges, resolution for inquiring into the conduct
of, 438 to 440.
Fortifications in North Carolina. See Appropriation Bills
imprisoninent, 363 to 365; negatived, 365. General Appropriation Bill. See Appropriation.
Georgia Militia Claims, committee discharged from fur-
ther consideration of the report on. 75.
motion to recommnit with instructions, 75.
report laid on the table, 82.
concurred in, 616.
Columbia river, 39, 40.
Home Department, resolution for establishing a, 740; re-
Illinois Canal, resolution for appointing a Select Com-
mittee on the, 99.
motion to amend by substituting the committee on
Roads and Canals, 99.
amendment adopted, 100.
resolution laid on the table, 100.
amendments to bill for aiding the, 622.
motion for reconsidering ; negatíved, 629.
Indian Annuitjes, debate on the proposed appropriations,
for, 670, 671.
Indians, message on the preservation of the, 371, 372.
Indian Title in Georgia, resolution relative to an appro.
priation for extinguishing the, 394.
requiring a copy of the proceedings of the com-
missioners to treat with the Creeks on that
sketch of their proceedings, 408, 409.
declaratory resolution concerning the, 739.
, proposition to create a perinanent
fund for, 66, 67.
bill as amended ordered to a third reading, 375
tion for purchasing, 681.
Kentucky Occupying Claimant Laws, remarks on the,
366 to 268
ing the charges against the Speaker, 522 to 525
Lafayette, General, a committee appointed to receive
report thereon, 2.
67, 68 Speaker's Address to, 3.
his reply, 4.
bill making provision for, reported, 34.
debate thereon, 34, 35, 45 to 51, 51 to 55.
bill laid on the table, 35.
bill from the Senate on the same subject, read a
first time, and laid on the table, 44.
motion to recommit the bill, 45.
motion to postpone it indefinitely, 45.
motion to lay the bill on the table; negatived, 51
motions to recommit, and to lessen the appro-
priation; negatived, 55.
Speaker obtains leave to record his vote, 56.
the Senate,) to announce to him the passage
of the act, 99.
report from Joint Committee, 113.
for the defence of, 13.
INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Land erroneously sold by the United States; bill autho. Piracy Bill, all after the first section stricken out, 728.
motion to reduce the number of sloops of war;
debate thereon, 729 to 731.
motion negatived by the House, and bill ordered
to a third reading, 722.
debate on the third reading, 732 to 734.
annual statement of the amount of postage, 734
to a third reading, 373.
President Elect, letter from the, 546, 547.
President's Accounts, message relative to, 150.
motion to divide it, and refer his private accounts
to the committee of claims, 170; negatived,
debate thereon, 170 to 179.
motion to refer it to a select committee, with in-
structions, 179; adoptec., 186.
debate thereon, 179 to 136.
a coinmittee of' seven appointed, 186.
ing the Niagara Frontier, 107, 132, 142, 143.
offered to the bill authorizing payment for, 9.
ing the original claimants from taxation for, 69; sketch of the amendatory act of 1817, 61.
debate on the principle of the bill, 61 to 66.
motion to strike out the enacting clause, 70.
113 to 114.
motion withdrawn, 115.
sundry amendments, and debate thereon, 115, 125,
135, 137, 138, 141, 145, 146.
call on the Secretary of the Treasury for inform.
ation relative to, 137.
bill as amended, 149, 150.
resolution, requiring information of the amount
paid, and how appropriated, 169.
debate on i's passage, 262 to 274.
bill passed, 274.
money in the hands of Clerks of Courts, &c. bill
for the security of; passed, 737.
bill resumed in committee, 737.
third section stricken out, 737.
bill laid on the table, 738.
Real Estate purchased by the United States, resolution
calling for an account of, 215.
laid on the table, 216.
Red River, resolution recommending a survey of ob-
structions in, 697.
resolution laid on the table, 698.
from Detroit to Chicago. See Detroit,
from St. Mary's River to Tampa Bay. See St.
Rocky Mountains, resolution relative to the colonization
of the country west of the, 735, 736; rejected,
Rules for the Presidential Election. See Election of
St. Augustine and Pensacola, debate on the bill granting
certain lands to the corporations of, 622, 623.
St. Lawrence, resolution relative to the correspondence Speaker, vote of thanks to the, 739.
his reply, 739, 740.
bill laid on the table, 687.
tion of the, 365, 366.
debate thereon ; deferred, 366 to 370
Territorial Governments, resolution on legislative pro-
land taxes, resolution on regulating sales for non-
payment of, 186.
tive to holders of 591, to 593.
resolution laid on the table, 593.
for postponement was pending, 45.
ferred to the Committee of Claims, 12, 13.
debate on bill for payment of interest due on, 630
amendment; negatived; renewed, 630.
bill ordered to a third reading, 667.
on the ; laid on the table, 713, 714,
resolution adopted, 735.
Western Armory, resolution on the location of a ; laid
on the table, 687.
Western National Road. See Cumberland Road.
ed to a third reading, 697.
for subscribing to the Delaware and Chesapeake
Canal, 223, 333.
for extending the Cumberland Road, 261, 334
on the Speaker's Appeal to the House, 484, 486
to incorporate the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
INDEX TO THE APPENDIX.
Act, (British,) for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, Convention for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. See
Correspondence. See Letters.
Documents accompanying Messages, 8 to 36; 41 to 47 ;
57 to 63
from War Department, list of, 30.
Everett, Mr. letters to Mr. Adams from, 66, 70, 71, 72.
to Baron de Nagell, 67, 68, 70.
to the Chevalier de Reinhold, 72.
France, message and documents on the negotiations
with, 41 to 47.
Huskisson, Mr. letter to Mr. Rush from, 18.
Canal Boats, letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury Indiana, resolution of the General Assembly of, in refer
ence to Gen. Lafayette, 82.
56 to 59
statement of the remaining tribes, and the land
claimed by, 60 to 63.
Internal Improvement. See Roads and Canals.