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ANNALS

OF

THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

TWELFTH CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION.

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THE

DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS

IN THE

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES;

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS,

AND ALL

THE LAWS OF A PUBLIC NATURE;

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX.

TWELFTH CONGRESS-FIRST SESSION.

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 4, 1811, TO JULY 6, 1812, ́

INCLUSIVE.

COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC MATERIALS.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES AND SEATON.

1853.

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PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF

THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWELFTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1811.

MONDAY November 4, 1811.

The first session of the Twelfth Congress commenced this day at the City of Washington, conformably to the proclamation of the President of the United States, of the 24th of July last, and the Senate assembled in their Chamber.

PRESENT:

GEORGE CLINTON, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.

NICHOLAS GILMAN and CHARLES CUTTS, from New Hampshire.

CHAUNCEY GOODRICH and SAMUEL W. DANA,

from Connecticut.

STEPHEN R. BRADLEY, from Vermont.

JOHN SMITH and OBEDIAH GERMAN, from New

York.

JOHN CONDIT and JOHN LAMBERT, from New Jersey.

ANDREW GREGG and MICHAEL LEIB, from Pennsylvania.

OUTERBRIDGE HORSEY, from Delaware.

SAMUEL SMITH and PHILIP REED, from

land.

WILLIAM B. GILES, from Virginia.

tials, which were read, and the oath prescribed by law was administered to them, and they took their seats in the Senate.

The oath was alsó administered to Messrs. CONDIT, CRAWFORD, GILES, GILMAN, and TAYLOR, their credentials having been read and filed during the last session.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is assembled and ready to proceed to business.

Resolved, That each Senator be supplied, during the present session, with three such newspapers printed in any of the States as he may choose, provided that the same be furnished at the usual rate for the annual charge of such papers; and provided, also, that if any Senator shall choose to take any newspapers other than daily papers, he shall be supplied with as many such papers as shall not exceed the price of three daily papers. On motion of Mr. GREGG,

Resolved, That the Senate will, to-morrow, at Mary-keeper, who shall also discharge the duty of Sertwelve o'clock, proceed to a choice of a Doorgeant-at-Arms.

JESSE FRANKLIN, from North Carolina.
JOHN GAILLARD and JOHN TAYLOR, from South
Carolina.

WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD and CHARLES TAIT, from Georgia.

Mr. TAYLOR presented the memorial of Joseph Wheaton, praying remuneration for services rendered the United States in the Revolutionary war, and compensation for losses sustained therein.

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives is assembled, and have elected HENRY CLAY, Esq., one of the Representatives from the State of Kentucky, their Speaker, and are ready to proceed to business. They have appointed a committee on their part, jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled and ready to receive any communications that he may be pleased to make to them.

JOHN POPE, from Kentucky. JOSEPH ANDERSON, from Tennessee. THOMAS WORTHINGTON, from Ohio. GEORGE M. BIBB, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Kentucky, for the term of six years, commencing on the 4th day of March last; GEORGE W. CAMPBELL, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, in place of JENKIN WHITESIDE, resigned; JEREMIAH B. HOWELL, appointed a Senator, for the term of six years, commencing on the fourth day of March last, by the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; JOSEPH The Senate concurred in the appointment of a B. VARNUM, appointed a Senator by the Legisla-joint committee on their part, agreeably to the reture of the State of Massachusetts, for the term solution last mentioned; and Messrs. ANDERSON of six years, commencing on the fourth day of and GAILLARD were appointed the committee. March last; respectively produced their creden- The Senate then adjourned.

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