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THE CONGRESSIONAL JOURNALS OF THE UNITED STATES
PART I OF THE
The Journal of
The Journal of
of the Senate
JAMES MADISON ADMINISTRATION 1809-1817
SEPTEMBER, 1814-MARCH, 1815
MICHAEL GLAZIER, INC.
1210 A King Street
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 77-76813
International Standard Book Numbers
Printed in the United States of America.
NOTE ON THE PRINTER, LEGISLATIVE
GUIDE TO JOURNAL OF EXECUTIVE
•The original pagination of the Legislative Journal
ROGER CHEW WEIGHTMAN
of this volume
Roger Chew Weightman was born in Alexandria, Virginia on January 18, 1787. In 1801 he became an apprentice printer in the printery of Way and Groff, and after a short stay he joined the printing firm of William Duane where he worked as a printer until 1807. After his departure from Duane, he set up as a bookseller and printer, and the business prospered until 1824.
An ardent Republican, he was very active in political and civil affairs. He was a member of the Common Council in Washington from 1812 to 1814 and again in 1820. He also served as Alderman from 1812 to 1823. He was Mayor of Washington from 1824 to 1827.
During the second war with Great Britain he was a cavalry officer and subsequently became a Major General in the District of Columbia militia.
He held the post of chief clerk at the United States Patent Office (1851-1853) and served as Patent Office Librarian (1834-1853). He commanded the troops that were quartered in that building during the Civil War.
Executive Proceedings of the Senate (the appropriate part of which is included
as a supplement in this volume)
Duff Green was born in Woodford County, Kentucky, in 1791. He prospered as a land speculator, merchant, and lawyer in Missouri. In 1825 he moved to Washington and purchased and edited the United States Telegraph.
In 1828 he was designated to print the Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate “from the Commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress.”
Duff Green wielded great influence in Democratic circles, and became a member of Andrew Jackson's “Kitchen Cabinet.” He supported J. C. Calhoun in his split with Jackson; in 1832 he backed Henry Clay and thereafter stood with the Whigs. He supported the Confederacy in the Civil War, and in the post-bellum years he strove strenuously to raise capital for the revival of the South's economy. He died in Georgia in 1875.