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DEBATES IN CONGRESS.

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OF

DEBATES IN CONGRESS,

COMPRISING THE LEADING DEBATES AND INCIDENTS

OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE NINETEENTH CONGRESS:

TOGETHER WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING THE MOST

IMPORTANT STATE PAPERS AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

TO WHICH THE SESSION HAS GIVEN BIRTH:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

THE LAWS ENACTED DURING THE SESSION.

WITH A COPIOUS INDEX TO THE WHOLE.

VOLUME II.

Washington :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GALES & SEATON.

1826.

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GALES & SEATON'S

Register of Debates in Congress.

SENATE.]

NINETEENTH CONGRESS..... FIRST SESSION:

COMMENCING DECEMBER 5, 1825, and ending MAY 22, 1826.

First Proceedings in the Senate.

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The usual orders, for furnishing the Members with a certain number of newspapers, &c. were adopted, and The Senate adjourned to 12 o'clock to-morrow.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1825.

Mr. SMITH, of Md. reported, from the Joint Committee, that they had waited on the President of the United States, agreeably to order, and that the President informed the Committee that he would make a communication to the two Houses this day.

[DEC. 5, 6, 7, 1825.

Mr. DICKERSON, of N. J. offered a few remarks in favor of the motion. He thought it improper to blend two subjects so distinct from each other as Commerce and Manufactures, especially as there were Members sufficient to all all necessary Committees. Mr. B. bore testimony to the advantage the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures had derived from the experience and information of the gentleman from Massachusetts, and concluded by ex

Soon after which,

A Message was received from the President of the Unit-pressing his strong conviction that it was the interest of the ed States, by the hands of Mr. J. ADAMS, Jun. his private country that the two subjects should be separated. Secretary; which was read, and 3,000 copies ordered to Mr. FINDLAY, of Penn. thought the subject of Agribe printed, together with 1,500 of the accompanying do-culture of as much importance as either Commerce or Macuments. (See Appendix.) nufactures, and proposed so to modify the resolution that it should read, one of Commerce, and one of Manufactures and Agriculture.

Mr.DICKERSON objected to the proposed amendment, on the ground that there was no Committee of Agriculture, and it would be inexpedient to combine it with the Committee on Manufactures: for, although the two subjects were in many respects connected with each other, yet the different views which would be taken of them by the gen tlemen composing the committee, would occasionally chish..

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1825.
The following resolution, submitted yesterday, by Mr.
DICKERSON, was taken up:

"Resolved, That the Thirtieth Rule for conducting the business of the Senate be so amended, that, instead of a Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, there be two Standing Committees, one of Commerce, and one of Manufactures."

VOL. II-2

Mr. LLOYD, of Mass. was in expectation that the honorable gentleman who had submitted the resolution, would give his reasons for the measure; which had his enMr. L. said, was to investigate the subjects brought betire concurrence. The object of appointing Committees, fore them, to digest them and present them in a condensed and luminous form, that the Senate might act on them with less labor and more confidence. He thought it wrong to refer two subjects, which often came in collision with each other, to the same committee. He had the honor, last year, to be on the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, and had received every mark of politeness and attention from the gentlemen composing that commit. tee; yet he could declare that, on all questions relating to Commerce, excepting those concerning Light-houses, Breakwaters, and one or two others, he had the misfortune to be in a minority. It was well known, that the two great national objects of Commerce and Manufactures, in legislating on them, frequently came in collision with each other, and it must frequently happen that those who advocate the one would be opposed to the other. Commerce, Mr. L. said, was the leading interest of the country: it furnished all the revenue; it gave three times the amount necessary to meet the expenditure of the country; and, considering its vast importance, he should decide upon passing the resolution.

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