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of the United States, is one hundred and twenty-four million was due to the distinguished body before which he stood, five hundred thousand dollars, their circulation 68,332,556 and which had done him too much honor by the patient dollars; and that the whole amount of specie in their hearing they had bestowed on him; too well what was due vaults did not exceed 10,953,950 dollars. Compare with to his constituents as well as to himself. It was true, he had this, at the same period, and immediately after having ef- assailed the action of the Committee of Ways and Means, fected, without the least disturbance whatever, either to and confessed himself entirely at a loss to conceive upon the currency of the country, or its business in any branch what ground or public document that could possibly have Whatever, fifteen millions of dollars of the public debt, the come before that cominittce, the bill then under considersituation of this insolvent institution, its capital thirty-five ation could have been based. millions of dollars, its circulation 17,667,444 dollars, while (Here the SPEAKER reminded the honorable gentlethe specie in its vaults equalled the sum of 9,040,050 dol- man that it was not in order to assail the acts of a comlars. And yet, sir, we are told, in the face of facts so mittee.) easily got at, and in defiance of all collateral evidence of Mr. W stated that he only intended to refer to the acts the most unrivalled prosperity, that the bank is insolvent, of the committee, as they had been brought before the and not a fit place of deposite for the public funds! Sir, House. Beyond that he did not wish to go-that surely it is difficult to believe this. History will not credit that afforded him ample ground. He again repeated that if, any administration could be so regardless of public opinion, in the ardor of debate, any thing had dropped from him, or so reckless in the prosecution of its ends, as to give calculated to wound personally, he should regret it exutterance to charges so fatal in their character, not more tremely. In conclusion, he expressed the hope that the to the credit of the bank than to the character of the
Go- House would at once meet this question with the firmness vernment and nation both at home and abroad, and unsup- and decision its importance demanded, and hoped that on ported by even the shadow of proof.
his return home to his constituents, he might have it in his But, sir, I have not yet done. Every one knows what power to congratulate them and the country that a meafor some time past has been the condition of England: la-sure so.fraught with ruin to them and it, had been met at boring under a state of the highest political ferment, dis- once, and quashed in its very bud. He had done. tracted in her councils, her ancient institutions tottering
Mr. WHİTTLESEY, of Ohio, then demanded the preto their base, and on the eve of a vast moral as well as po- vious question; which motion being duly seconded, the litical revolution, it became necessary to subject her great previous question was ordered: Yeas 94, nays 90. moneyed institution to an investigation as rigorously as it
The main question was then put in the following form: was no doubt skilfully managed, and what was the result? “Shall this bill be rejected?” and decided as follows: Why, it was found that the Bank of England, with a capi
YEAS-Messrs. Adams, Chilton Allan, Heman Allen, tal of 72,765,000 dollars, a circulation of 90,258,550 dol- Allison, Arnold, Ashley, Babcock, Banks, N. Barber, lars, had of specie in its vaults a sum amounting only to Barringer, Barstow, Isaac C. Bates, Branch, Briggs, 26,465,750 dollars; and yet this institution is sustained by Bucher, Bullard, Burd, Cahoon, Choate, Collier, L. Cona report of the committee of Parliament, and represented dict, S. Condit, Bates Cooke, Cooper, Corwin, Coulter, by the Government to be in a most flourishing condition, Craig, Crane, Crawford, Creighton, Daniel, John Davis, while the administration of our own Government brings W. R. Davis, Dearborn, Denny, Dewart, Dickson, Dray: all its influence and patronage to bear against the great ton, Ellsworth, George Evans, Joshua Evans, Edward national bank of the Union, with the view to crush it
, be- Everett, Horace Everett, Findlay, Grennell, H. Hall, cause, forsooth, its circulation does not equal half its ca- Hawes, Hiester, Hodges, Hughes, Huntington, Thrie, pital, while the specie in its vaults nearly equals that con- Ingersoll, Irvin, Jenifer, Kendall, H. King, Kerr, Letchtained in all the other banks of the country taken toge- er, Marshall, Maxwell, Robert McCoy, McDuffie, Mcther, and falls short only by one-half its own amount of Kennan, Mercer, Milligan, Newton, Pearce, Pendleton, circulation. I blush, sir, while I state the fact. I wish Pitcher, Potts, Randolph, John Reed, Rencher, Root, my constituents, however, to know it, and ardently de- Russel, Semmes, Wm. B. Shepard, Slade, Smith, Southsire that all possible information on this deeply important ard, Spence, Stanbery, Stewart, Storrs, Taylor, Philesubject may be laid before the whole body of the people. mon Thomas, Tompkins, Tracy, Vance, Vinton, Wash
The honorable gentleman from Tennessee bad, how: ington, Watmough, Wilkin, Wheeler, Elisha Whittlesey, ever, assured the House, the Government had notwilled Frederick Whittlesey, Edward D.' White, Wickliffe, the destruction of the bank. The honorable gentleman Wilde, Williams, Young–102. has stated what he no doubt believes; his opportunities
NAYS-Messrs. Adair, Alexander, R. Allen, Anderson, have, perhaps, enabled him to receive assurances which Angel, Archer, Barnwell, James Bates, Beardsley, Bell, have satisfied his mind on that point; but, as I do not live Bergen, Bethune, James Blair, John Blair, Boon, Bouck, under the same favorable auspices with the honorable Bouldin, John Brodhead, John C. Brodhead, Cambregentleman, I only form my opinions from the great public leng, Chandler, Chinn, Claiborne, Clay, Clayton, Coke, acts of the Executive, and his advocates both here and Connor, Davenport, Dayan, Doubleday, Draper, Felder, out of doors. I am led to a different conclusion, quite, Ford, Foster, Gaither, Gilmore, Gordon, Griffin, Thomas and to me it is a fact as evident as the sun at noon-day, H. Hall, William Hall, Harper, Hawkins, Hoffman, Holthat the destruction of the bank has long since been de land, Horn, Howard, Hubbard, Isacks, Jarvis, Jewett, termined on, and will be consummated, unless, amid the Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Kavanagh, Kennon, political convulsions of the day, a new light should sud- Adam King, John King, Lamar, Lansing, Leavitt, Ledenly spring up, a new conviction arise of the sound moral compte, Lewis, Lyon, Mann, Mardis
, Mason McCarty, as well
as political expediency of renewing its charter, wm. McCoy, McIntire, McKay, Mitchell, Newnari, Nuckand of receiving it within the pale of those constitutional olls, Patton, Pierson, Plummer, Polk, Edward C. Reed, powers of the Government as essential in its sphere as the Roane, Soule, Speight, Standifer, John Thomson, Verjudiciary has, of late, been found to be important and pa- planck, Ward, Wardwell
, Wayne, Weeks, Campbell P. ramount in the more grave and important orbit in which it White, Worthington—91, is called upon to act.
So, the bill was rejected. Mr. W. hoped that, in any remarks he had felt himself
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. called upon to make, he should not be considered as intending any thing personally disrespectful to any honora- The hour of one having arrived, the Senate attended ble member on this floor. Such, he assured the House, in the hall of the House of Representatives--the Presi. was not his intention. He hoped he knew too well what Ident of the Senate taking the chair of the House--and
H. OF R.
(FEB. 14, 1833.
No. of Electors appointed by
Andrew Jackson, of
of New York.
3 23 15
8 7 42
3 10 23 15 11 11 15 15 21 5 4 9 5
in the presence of the two Houses proceeded to open President of the United States to employ a suitable person, the votes of the Electors in the several States for Presi- in aid of the Topographical Bureau, for the purpose of dent and Vice President of the United States. Messrs. ascertaining the geology and mineralogy of each of the Grundy, of the Senate, and Drayton and HUBBARD, several States of the Union, with a view to the construcof the House of Representatives, acted as a committee tion of a mineralogical and geological map of the whole to read and enumerate the votes; and the whole having territory of the United States. been gone through, the result was ascertained to be as Mr. WICKLIFFE said that he should vote against the follows:
resolution, because he understood that the act of 1824, Statement of the votes for President and Vice President referred to in the resolution, had been practically nulli
of the United States, for four years, from the 4th of fied, inasmuch as the money intended to cover all the exMarch, 1833.
pense of surveying the routes of roads and canals had
been withheld, and the surveys forbidden to proceed, unFor President. For Vice President
less the respective States where the surveys were to be made, would consent to bear the expense out of their own funds: of this, however, a gentleman bebind him knew more than he. Now, if such was indeed the case, Mr. W. was against continuing a law, the only use of which would be to provide a good fat place for some man that wanted employment.
Mr. ANDERSON said that the resolution went to commit no one, to create no office, to take no money out of the treasury. If it were true that the law of 1824 had
been annulled, then this resolution would be without Maine,
effect. New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Mr. WHITTLESEY said that as the gentleman from Rhode Island,
Kentucky had very unexpectedly called upon him for an Connecticut,
explanation of the subject referred to, it might be proper Vermont, New York,
for him to state, that a very important route for a railNew Jersey,
road in the northeastern part of the State of Ohio, inPennsylvania,
tended to connect Lake Erie with the Ohio river, having Maryland,
been proposed, an application had been made to the Se. Virginia,
cretary of War, signed by all the members of the Obio North Carolina, South Carolina,
delegation, by many members from the western part of Georgia,
Pennsylvania, and others, soliciting an examination of the Kentucky,
route in question. The Legislature of Ohio had considerOhio,
ed the object of so much importance that they had grantLouisiana,
ed an act of incorporation to a company for the construcMississippi, Indiana,
tion of the road, and it had been in contemplation to Illinois,
make an application to the General Government for aid Alabama,
to carry it into execution. The Secretary of War had Missouri,
taken up the subject, and, with the promptitude: which
usually characterized the movements of that officer, had Whole No. of electors. 219
11 promptly informed them that the application would be Majority.
granted, provided an appropriation for surveys under the
act of 1824 should be made. It had been made; and the Vote for President of the United States.
expectation of all had been, that the surveys would be For Andrew Jackson, of Tennessee, - 219 made at the expense of the United States. A corps of For Henry Clay, of Kentucky,
49 engineers had been detailed, and part of them bad arrived For John Floyd, of Virginia,
11 on the ground, when it was found that the bill had been For William Wirt, of Maryland,
so far countermanded as to throw the whole expense of Vote for Vice President of the United States.
the survey on the eompany, save the personal services of
the engineer employed; the company had consequently For Martin Van Buren, of New York, 189
been called together, and they had voted to refuse the For John Sergeant, of Pennsylvania, 49 offer. In consequence, the route bad not been surveyed. For William Wilkins, of Pennsylvania,
The engineer bad remained upon the line till near the For Amos Ellmaker, of Pennsylvania,
7 fall, and had then asked and received leave of absence on For Henry Lee, of Massachusetts,
furlough, on condition of reporting himself to the departWhereupon, the President of the Senate proclaimed ment once in every two weeks, that they might know that ANDREW JACKSON, of Tennessee, having a majority where to direct orders. of the whole number of votes, was elected President of A similar application had been made for the survey of the United States for four years, from the 4th day of a railroad from the Hudson river to Portage Summit, in March next; and that MARTIN VAN BUREN, of New York, Ohio. Great interest had been felt in this work in New having a majority of votes therefor, was elected Vice Pre-York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, where it was universally sident of the United States for the same term.
considered as a work of great national importance. The The Senate then withdrew, and the House adjourned. applicants had been told that the survey would be made,
but on the same conditions as those he had mentioned, Tuunsday, FEBRUARY 14.
respecting the other case. Engineers had been despatchGEOLOGICAL SURVEYS.
ed, but an order from the President had suspended their
operations. Mr. ANDERSON, of Maine, offered the following re- Mr. ANDERSON said that the correctness or incorsolution:
rectness of this statement would not affect the propriety Resolved, that the Committee on Military Affairs be in- of passing the resolution, since, if the President should structed to inquire into the expediency of authorizing the refuse to employ the corps of engineers under the act of
Feb. 15, 16, 1833.]
Election of Printer.-Land Reports.
[H. Or R.
1824, the individual referred to in the resolution would, At the close of the 10th ballot, it being after 4 o'clock, of course, not be appointed.
an adjournment was moved, which succeeded, and Mr. WHITTLESEY said he was not to be understood The House adjourned. as opposing the resolution. Mr. BURD advocated the resolution in a short speech,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15. in which he expressed his wish that the resolution could be so extended as to include all the relative re
ELECTION OF PRINTER. sources of the different States, so that strangers and emi- The House resumed the unfinished business of yes. grants might have some guide in selecting where to locate terday, being the election of a printer to the House themselves.
for the next Congress; the same tellers as yesterday actMr. MERCER said he had not risen to oppose the re-ing. The following was the result of the several balsolution, being friendly to all inquiries of this character. lotings: He sustained the assertion of Mr. WICKLIFFE, as to the
First. Second. Third. Fourth. nullification of the law for surveys, and stated a corre. For Gales & Seaton, 91 94 93 99 spondence between himself and the War Department, on F. P. Blair,
90 91 90 94 the subject of assuming the reports of the Committee on Duff Green,
1 Roads and Canals, when not contradicted by any legisla- C. Raguet,
7 5 2
1 tion of the House, as the rule which was to guide the Blanks,
4 3 2 2 operations of the department in conducting the surveys. After the third ballot,
Mr. VINTON moved to amend the resolution by strik. Mr. HALL, of North Carolina, moved a resolution posting out the words "under the act of 1824," as he was poning the election until the first Thursday in the next not willing that the money which that law had destined session of Congress. to be employed in surveys, should be diverted to a differ- Mr. VINTON inquired of the Speaker if such a resoluent use.
tion was in order, under the law. Mr. MERCER further explained as to the history of a The SPEAKER replied that it was in order. survey ordered in the neighborhood of Pittsburg. Mr. WILLIAMS moved to lay the resolution on the
Mr. HALL, of North Carolina, thinking this a danger. table, stating that the postponement was inadmissible, inous initiation of a new system for expending the public asmuch as the House was acting under a law which remoney, mored to lay the resolution on the table.
quired the election to be made at the present session. The motion was negatived without a count.
He, however, waived his motion at the request of Mr. Vixtor's amendment was then agreed to.
Mr. WAYNE, who said that the House was now exeMr. ARNOLD moved to change the direction of the cuting a law, and must proceed with the election unless resolution to the Committee on Roads and Canals. the law be repealed. To postpone the election until the This motion was negatived; and
next session would violate the law, and could not be done The resolution was then agreed to.
without the interposition of the joint action of the two
Houses. He read the act which enjoined the election of ELECTION OF PRINTER.
a printer at the close of every Congress; and hoped the The hour having arrived at which the House had re- gentleman from North Carolina would withdraw his resosolved to proceed to the election of a public printer, lution. Nr. SPEIGHT moved a call of the House.
Mr. HALL then withdrew his resolution. The motion prevailed, and the House was thereupon Mr. BOON, of Indiana, moved to postpone the eleccalled.
tion to the 3d day of March, (the last day of the session,) Eight members were absent—when the call was sus- but being informed that the 3d was Sunday, he varied his pended.
motion to the 2d day of March, and demanded the yeas Mr. MCCOY, of Virginia, then nominated Francis P. and nays on the motion. Blair.
Mr. WILLIAMS moved to lay the motion on the table. Mr. NEWTON, of Virginia, nominated Gales & Seaton. The SPEAKER said the motion to lay the motion on Mr. WICKLIFFE nominated Duff Green.
the table was not in order. Mr. COOKE, of New York, nominated Thurlowe Mr. WICKLIFFE doubted the correctness of the de. Weed.
cision of the Chair, and made some remarks to show that The SPEAKER read a communication from William Mr. Williams's motion was in order. Greer & Son, proposing to do the work cheaper than The SPEAKER explained; and any body else.
Mr. WICKLIFFE ‘not persisting in his opposition to Mr. BURD, of Pennsylvania, thereupon nominated the decision, William Greer & Son.
The question was taken on the motion to postpone the Messrs. McCoy, Newton, WICKLIFFE, COOKE, and election to the 2d of March, and was decided in the negaBURD, were appointed a committee to count the votes. tive, as follows: Yeas 92, nays 101.
When the balloting commenced, and resulted as fol- Mr. HAWES then moved that the House adjourn. lows:
Mr. E. WHITTLESEY demanded the yeas and nays, which were taken, and stood: Yeas 14, nays 173.
The fourth balloting then took place, which resulting as as above stated, Gales & Seaton were declared by the Speaker to be duly elected printers to the House of Re
presentatives for the ensuing Congress. For F. P. Blair, 88 93 96 95 93 97 96 98 97 95 Gales & Seaton, 60 69 77 78 80 79 78 78 83 84
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16. Duff Green,
25 25 20 16 14 14 14 12 14 11 W. Greer & Son, 8 3
LAND REPORTS. Th. Weed, 12 7 1 1 1 1 2 Mr. WICKLIFFE, from the Committee on the Public Condy Raguet, 3 4 5 10 8 7 5 4 6 5 Lands, reported the following resolution, viz. Anne Royalt, 1
Resolved, That the Clerk of this House cause to be col. Blackmore,
lected, arranged, and printed, for the use of the House of Blank,
6 9 4 4 5 Representatives, such of the reports of the several boards
4 3 4
5th Ballot. En cas 4th Ballot.
The 7th Ballot.
H. OF R.)
Defence of the Frontiers. --Land Reports. The Tariff Bill.
[Feb. 18, 1833.
of commissioners, and the registers and receivers when consume the time of the committee with any further reacting as boards, for the adjudication and determination marks, but would renew his motion when the bill comes of land claims in the several States and Territories, which into the House. reports were adverse to claimants, and which have not been The amendment was negatived. printed heretofore by order of this House; and that the Mr. ASHLEY moved several small amendments in said Clerk cause to be made to the same a suitable index. reference to sergeants, buglers, forage, &c., which were
Mr. WILDE moved to postpone the resolution till agreed to. Monday.
The committee then rose, and reported the bills to the This motion gave rise to conversation and explanations, House. in which Messrs. WILDE, WICKLIFFE, CLAY, BUL- Mr. CONNOR moved to go into Committee of the LARD, and VINTON took part.
Whole, and take up the Post Office bill. Mr. VINTON condemned the motion as likely to occa- No quorum having voted, sion the printing of a vast mass of matter amounting to a Mr. HOFFMAN moved a call of the House. The monumber of volumes, without any useful result.
tion prevailed, and the House was called. Mr. WICKLIFFE replied, and referred to the great The call having been gone through, an adjournment facilities which would be enjoyed by the Land Commit- was moved. tee, in consequence of having the record to refer to. Mr. E. WHITTLESEY demanded the yeas and nays.
Mr. WHITE, of Florida, supported the motion, as did they were ordered, and resulted as follows: Yeas 23, Mr. BULLARD, Mr. MASON, and Mr. WHITTLESEY. nays 116.
Mr. CAMBRELENG thought more deliberation was Mr. WILLIAMS moved a recess till 5 o'clock. necessary before passing a resolution giving to an indivi- The motion was negatived. dual one of the heaviest printing jobs the House had ever Mr. CRAIG moved an adjournment: Yeas 58, nays 62. offered.
Mr. CONNOR renewed his motion to suspend the rule, Mr. WHITTLESEY warmly supported the motion as to move to go into committee on the Post Office bill: Yeas likely to save immense trouble to the Committee of 71, nays 39-not two-thirds, the required number to susClaims, a large part of whose labors were occasioned by pend a rule. cases from the Committees on the Public Lands and on Pri. Mr. EVANS moved an adjournment. vate Land Claims.
Mr. CLAYTON demanded the yeas and nays; they were Mr. LEAVITT opposed the resolution, not having data taken, and stood as follows: Yeas 78, nays 83. as to the extent and expense of its consequences.
Mr. CONNOR gave notice that he would move to go Mr. CLAY, of Alabama, explained, and urged the ne. into committee on the Post Office bill on Monday: cessity of having such a record; the expense of improper. Various motions to take up ticular bills having failly allowing one of those large land claims would cost the ed, another motion was made for an adjournment—which nation far more than the whole of this printing.
carried. Mr. WAYNE suggested that an index might be pre- And the House adjourned. pared which would answer the whole purpose. He in- (During nearly the whole of this day's sitting the mem. quired of Mr. WickLIFFE as to the number of volumes bers were attracted in numbers to the Senate chamber by which would have to be printed.
the debate going on there; which accounts for the diffiMr. WICKLIFFE could not exactly state, but suppos- culty experienced in keeping a House together.] ed the whole expense would not exceed $2,000." He adverted to a claim which had been allowed by the Land
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18. Committee, but which would have been promptly re
LAND REPORTS. jected had the committee seen the records he now wished printed.
The resolution offered by Mr. WICKLIFFE, for printMr. WAYNE said, if Mr. WICKLIFPE would examine ing certain reports of the board of commissioners on land and produce an estimate, he would vote in favor of the claims, coming up,
Mr. WHITE, of Florida, moved to amend the resolu. Mr. ASHLEY supported the resolution, and stated the tion so as to include as well the reports in favor, as those erroneous grounds on which many decisions of boards of adverse to the claimants. He explained the present dilacommissioners had proceeded.
pidated state of the records to be printed, and stated that The further prosecution of the debate was cut off by the the wbole might be comprised in a single volume. expiration of the hour.
Mr. CAMBRELENG said that he had heard a very difThe House then passed to the orders of the day, and ferent opinion as to the extent of the printing, expressed went into Committee of the Whole on sundry bills. by a gentleman formerly chairman of the Committee on Having come to the bill for the
the Public Lands. This brought up DEFENCE OF THE FRONTIERS,
Mr. ISACKS, of Tennessee, who made statements as
to the result of inquiries formerly made in the Committee Mr. DUNCAN moved to strike out the word “dra- on the Public Lands, as to the expediency of printing goons,” and to increase the force of the proposed mount- these reports, the result of which had been that it would ed battalion into a regiment of ten companies.
cost more than it was worth. Mr. D. made a brief statement of his object in making The debate was here cut short (the hour of 12 having this motion. He objected to the bill as reported, because arrived) by a motion to proceed to the orders of the day, it contemplated a change in the character of the corps, and the House took up and a diminution of from six to four hundred. He was anxious for a more perfect organization of the corps, but was
THE TARIFF BILL. opposed to diminishing the number of men. He had giv- The question before the House was the motion of Mr. en notice when the bill passed at the last session, that he Drayton, of South Carolina, to recommit the bill, and would avail bimself of the first opportunity to propose an the amendment of Mr. Warne, of Georgia, to recommit increase of the corps so as to form the battalion into a re- with instructions to reduce the revenue gradually to twengiment, but he was unwilling to change it into dragoons, ty per cent. in the year 1841, and to provide for the inbecause he did not believe they would be as efficient in termediate fluctuation by increasing or diminishing, as service, or as acceptable to the settlers on the frontier, might be necessary, the duties on unprotected articles. whom this troop was intended to defend. He would not Mr. WAYNE said that the question had assumed a
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different aspect from that which it possessed last week. permanent at 25 per cent., was concurred in by yeas and The gentleman from South Carolina [Mr. DRAYTON) was pays: Yeas 104, nays 72. confined to his apartment by severe indisposition; and it A proviso, keeping the duty on ready-made clothing as was doubtful whether he would be able to resume bis seat under the law of 1828, was next concurred in without a during the present session. Under these circumstances, count. he [Mr. W.) would not press the amendment which he had The amendment striking out the 8th and 9th sections submitted, but would, with the consent of the House, of the bill, including the duties on cottons, and substitutwithdraw it, together with that offered by the member ing other provisions fixing the duty at 30 per cent. and from South Carolina. He had that gentleman's authority down to 20, was concurred in. for the withdrawal.
The question was then on concurring in a duty of two The consent was given, and the motions were with-cents per pound on raw cotton. Adopted in Committee drawn.
of the Whole, on the motion of Mr. BARRINGER. This was Mr. DICKSON said that the bill, considering the decided in the affirmative by yeas and nays: Yeas 93, course taken in relation to it last week, had come upon nays 77, as follows: the House rather by surprise. He should, therefore, be- YEAS--Messrs. John Q. Adams, Chilton Allan, Hefore they proceeded, further with the amendments, move man Allen, Allison, Arnold, Ashley, Babcock, Banks, a call of the House.
Barringer, Bates, Beardsley, Bethune, James Blair, The motion was agreed to, and the call was ordered Briggs, John Brodhead, John C. Brodhead, Bucher, Burd, and taken, when 190 members having answered to their Burges, Cahoon, Chandler, Clay, Collier, Condict, Condit, names, the call was suspended on the motion of Mr. Bates Cooke, Cooper, Craig, Crane, Crawford, Creighton, Polk.
Dearborn, Denny, Dewart, Ellsworth, Edward Everett, Mr. CRAWFORD said it must be manifest that, in the Findlay, Ford, Grennell, Hiland Hall, Harper, Hiester, present temper of the House, and the late period of the Hodges, Howard, Hubbard, Hughes, Ingersoll
, Irvin, session, no effectual legislation could be had upon this Isacks, Jenifer, A. King, Leavitt, Letcher, Lyon, Mann, bill; and he would therefore move to lay it on the table. Marshall, Maxwell, McCarty, Robert McCoy, McDuffie, He called for the yeas and nays upon the question. McKay, McKennan, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Newton, Pearce,
Mr. BOULDIN rose, and requested that the motion for Pendleton, Pierson, Pitcher, Potts, Reed, Root, Semmes, laying the bill upon the table might be withdrawn for a Smith, Southard, Spence, Stewart, Storrs, Sutherland, moment, in order to allow him an opportunity of explain-Taylor, Philemon Thomas, John Thomson, Tompkins, ing the course which he and some of his friends intended Tracy, Vance, Washington, Watmough, Weeks, Wilkin, to pursue in relation to this great question.
Wheeler, Frederick Whittlesey, Edward D. White, WickMr. CRAWFORD consented on condition of the re- liffe--93. newal of the motion.
NAYS--Messrs. Alexander, Robert Allen, Anderson, Mr. BOULDIN said he had, with all the care in his Angel, Archer, Barbour, Barnwell, Barstow, Bergen, power, drawn out a formal bill grounded upon the pro- John Blair, Boon, Bouck, Bouldin, Cambreleng, Carson, position which had been laid upon the table on a former Claiborne, Clayton, Coke, Connor, Coulter, Davenport, day, and upon some of the amendments which had been Dickson, Doubleday, Draper, Horace Everett, Feider, submitted. It was his wish to offer a complete bill as the Fitzgerald, Foster, Gaither, Gilmore, Gordon, Thomas H. tender of a fair and honorable compromise to those in- Hall, William Hall, Hawes, Hawkins, Hoffman, Hogan, terested in manufactures. He had nothing further to say. Horn, Ihrie, Richard M. Johnson, Cave Johnson, Joseph He should have offered it as soon as the subject was ta- Johnson, Kavanagh, Kerr, Lamar, Lansing, Lecompte, ken up, but he was aware that it would not be then in Lewis, Mardis, Mason, William McCoy, McIntire, Mitorder. He should, however, submit it as soon as it be- chell, Newnan, Nuckolls, Patton, Plummer, Polk, Rencame in order.
cher, Sewall, Shepard, Shepperd, Soule, Speight, StanMr. ARCHER inquired whether it would not be in or- difer, Francis Thomas, Wiley Thompson, Verplanck, der to offer it before the other amendments of the present Vinton, Ward, Wardwell
, Wayne, Elisha Whittlesey, bill should be disposed of; and if so, he expressed a bope Wilde, Williams, Worthington, Young--77. that the motion to lay on the table would be withdrawn The amendments in relation to cordage, leaving the duty for that purpose.
at two cents on tarred, and three cents on untarred cordThe SPEAKER said it would not be in order until the age after March, 1834, were agreed to. amendments were disposed of.
The amendment which imposes on fossil salt a duty Mr. CRAWFORD regretted that he could not comply amounting to one-third of the duty on other salt, comwith the request, and that he felt himself compelled to ing up, renew the motion.
Mr. JARVIS opposed the amendment as inconsistent The question was then taken, and the result was as with the object of the bill, inasmuch as it goes to increase, follows: Yeas 84, nays 108.
instead of to reduce the tariff. It would, moreover, he So the House refused to lay the bill on the table. contended, be of great injury to the manufacturers of
The House then returned to the amendments to the salt. bill reported from the Committee of the Whole.
Mr. HOWARD supported the proposition, as the imThe amendment on blankets, which had been propos- portation of the article without such a duty would be at. ed by Mr. WuITE, of New York, and which graduates tended with the worst consequences to the commercial the duty from thirty down to twenty per cent. (leaving it interests of the country, permanent at fifteen per cent.) was concurred in by yeas The question was then taken, and the amendment was and nays: Yeas 114, nays 68.
concurred in: Yeas 89, nays 86. The amendment which went to except ready-made The House then adjourned. clothing from the operation of this bill was also concur. red in: Yeas 100, nays 75.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. The question next came up on the amendment which retained carpets, flannels, bockings, and baizes, as under
LAND REPORTS. the law of 1832. This was concurred in without a count. The question coming up on Mr. Wickliffe's resolu
The amendment which made the reduction upon cloths tion, for printing the decisions of boards of commissioners more gradual, as originally reported, and fixed it at 35 per on land claims not hitherto printed, together with an cent, till March, 1835, and so down, leaving the duty amendment proposed by Mr. WHITE, of Florida, ex