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69 An act to revive and continue in force "An act to pro-
vide for prisons who were disabled by known wounds received
in the revolutionary war," and for other purposes.

70 ^Vn act authorising the departure of lhip4 and vessels from
the ports and harbors of the United States in certain cafes.

71 An act (o carry into effrct an act of the state of Maryland.

72 An act to provide for designating and surveying military
bounty lands.

73 An act in addition to an act for laying out and making
Cumberland road. -

74 An act to altt r and establish post roads.

75 An act for the relief oi John Thompson.

76 An act for the relief of the citizens of Venezuela.

77 An act further to amend the charter of the city of VVasti-
ington. ^ .

78 An act to prohibit the exportation of specie, goods, wares
and merchandise, for a limited time.

79 An act for the relief of Charles Minifie.

80 An act granting to the governor of Louisiana a lot of ground,
and the buildings thereon, in the city of New Orleans.

81 An act for the establishment of a general la&d office in the
department of treasury.

82 An act making further provision for the corps of engineers.

83 An act authorising the appointment of an additional judge
of the district court of New York.

84 An act for the relief of Thomas F. Riddick.

85 An act for the better regulation of the ordnance.

86 An act to enlarge the limits of the Mississippi territory.

87 An act making additional appropriations for the support of
government, for the year 1812. - S *■

89 An act making further provision for the army os the United
States.

89 An act to incorporate the Mechanic's Bank of Alexandria.

90 An act for the relief of John N. Stout.

91 An act supplementary to an act, for the admission os Louisi-
ana into the Union.

92 An act to extend the right of suffrage in the Illinois territory.
93# An ftet authorising the President to ascertain and designate

certain boundaries. . .

94 An act for the relief of Thoma6and William Strefhly.

95 An aGt to amend the act to establish a quarter-master's de»
partment. _

96 An act providing for the government of the territory, of
Missouri.

97 An act for thc-relief of Ninian Pinkhey.

98 An act for the relief of William Garrard-' *

99 An act to extend the time for exporting with privilege of
drawback-

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100 An act supplemental to an act for dividing the Indiana
territory.

101 An act making further provision for settling land claims
in Missouri. v-

102 An act for cutting a canal around Mason's causeway.

103 An act authorising the remission of forfeited recognizances
in the- district of Columbia.

104 An act for the relief of Clement B. Penrose.

105 An act for t he relief of Colonel William D. Beall.

106 An act todifcharge William Peck from imprisonment.

107 An act to amend the laws within the district of Columbia.

108 An act concerning the western boundary of the Virginia
military tracts.

109 An act declaring war against Great Britain.

110 An act for the more perfect organization of the army of
the United States.

111 An act conferring certain powers on the levy court of
Washington county, in the district of Columbia.

112 An act concerning letters of marque, prizes and prize
goods. •• /

113 An act authorising the issuing of treasury notes.

114 An act confirming claims to lands in the Mississippi ter-
ritory, founded on British or Spanish warrants of survey-

115 An act supplementary to the militia laws of the district of
Columbia. *

116 An act for leasing the public ground in the city of Washing-
ton.

117 An act for the relies of James Wilkinson.

118 An act for the relief of Anna Young.

119 An act giving validity to the sale of certain lands in the wes-
tern district of Orleans.

120 An act imposing additional duties, and for other purposes.

121 An act to facilitate the transfer of stock created in Novem-
ber, 1803.'

122 An act supplementary to the act to raise six companies of
rangers.

123 An act confirming grants to lands in the Mississippi territo-
ry, derived from the British government of West Florida, not sub-
sequently re-granted by' the government of Spain or of the United
States.

124 An act making an appropriation for the purpose of discharg-
ing all the outstanding claims for the construction and repair of the
capitol, and the President's house; for the compensation of the
late surveyor of the public buildings, and for furniture for the differ-
ent apartments of the capitol, and for other purposes.

126 An act to admit die entry of vessels of the United States, on
certain conditions.

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127 An act for the relief os Anna Young, heiress and representa-
tive of Colonel John Durkee, deceased.

128 An act making a further appropriation for the defence of the
maritime frontier, and for the support of the navy of the United
States.

129 An act respecting the pay of the army of the United States.

130 An act making additional appropriations for the military
establishment, and for the Indian department, for the year 1812.

131 An act supplementary to the act, entitled "An act respecting
alien enemies."

132 An act to compensate for his services the president pro tern*
pore of the senate, acting as such when the office of Vice-President
of the United Slates shall be vacant.

133 An act supplementary to the act heretofore passed on the sub-

135 An act supplementary to the act, entitled " An act giving
further time to purchasers of public lands north west of the river
Ohio to complete their payments.

136 Resolution requesting the President of the United States to
recommend a day of public humiliation and prayer. v

137 An art supplementary to an act authorising the President to
accept volunteers.

138 An act supplementary to an act authorising a loan for eleven
millions of dollars. . .

139 An act making further provision for the army, and for other
purposes.

140 An act for the safe keeping and accommodation of prisoners
of war. • •■>..

141 An act to suspend the payment of certain bills drawn by John
Armstrong.

142 An act authorising a subscription for the old six per cent, and
deferred stocks, and providing for an exchange of the same.

143 An act to prohibit American vessels from trading with the
enemies of the United, States.

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CONTENTS.

PAGE.

GOVERNMENT of the United States <* -, - 3

President's message to Congress, Nov. 5, 1812 5

Correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Foster relative

to the Orders in Council ----- ID 57

Report of the committee on foreign relations * - - 41

Resolutions recommended by the committee - » 44

Mr. Porter's speech, introductory to the resolutions - 45

Debate on raising an additional army .... 49

Mr. Randolph's* speech - » . SX

Mr. Grundy's speech - - • - 53

Documents continued.

Correspondence between Mr. Russell at Paris, and Mr. Smith

at London - - - - - 98

Correspondence of Mr. Smith and marquis Wellesley - - 59

Mr. Monroe and Mr. Foster relative to the frigate President

and the sloop Little Belt - - - -67

Mr. Randolph's speech - - - 70

Mr. Wright's speech - - - - 85

Documents relative to the Little Belt, continued - 94

- Debates continued.

Mr. • Calhoun's speech • - - • - 105

Mr. Johnson's speech - - - 113

Documents relative to the Little Belt, continued 124

Correspondence between Mr. Monroe and Mr. Foster, relative

to the Floridas - - - 126

Debates continued.

Mr. Giles's speech in the Senate ... - 129

Mr. Dawson's speech in the House ... - 146

Mr. Findley's speech .... 148

Mr. Roberts's speech - , - - - - 151

Correspondence between Mr. Pinkney and Lord Wellesley,

in London - - » - - 160 V

Mr. Desha's speech in the House - ■» • - 169

Mr. Troup - - • - v 177

Mr. Macon - - - - - ■ « ' - 178

Mr. M'Kee 181

Mr. Stanford - - - . 192

Mr. King 198

Mr. Boyd - - ... 202

Mr. Anderson in the Senate - - 209

Mr. Randolph in the House - - - 220

Mr. Archer, on the resolution for arming merchantmen - 241

Correspondence between Mr. J. S. Smith and Lord Wellesley 245

Court of admiralty in the case of the Fox, &c. - - 247

Sir William Scott's sentence - - - 255

Correspondence between Mr. Russell and the duke of Cadore 258

Mr. Campbell's speech in »he Senate - - 261

Mr. Cheves, in the House, on the na*y bill - - 082

Documents relative to John Henry -1 305

Mr. Shessey, on the bill for raising 25,000 men - - 327

Debates on Henry's disclosures.

Mr. PilJcin - - 344

Messrs. Bibb, Widgery, Pitkin, Gholson ... 545

Mr. Quincy - - - * - 346

Messrs. Sevbert, Wright, Troup - - - 347

Mr. Randolph ----- 348

Messrs. Fisk, Smilie, Macon ----- 352

Messrs. Jonhnson, Stanford, Key, Randolph, Boyd,

Milner ----- 354? $sr 56

Messrs. Rhea, Bibb, Troup, Grundy, Bibb - - 357

Messrs. Randolph,' Pitkin, Fisk, Bibb, Macon - - 358

Report of the committee of foreign relations, on Henry's dis-
closures -------- 858

Count de Crillon's deposition - - - - 359

Correspondence of Mr. Erving, at Copenhagen - - 366

Mr. M'Kee's speech on the navy bill ... - 375

Mr. Basse! - -- -- - - S89

Mr. Seybert ----- 406

Mr. Nelson - ------ 417

Mr. M'Kim's speech, 00 war taxes - 420

Mr. Wright, on the salt tax ----- 425

Mr. Findley, on,the tax on distilled spirits - - 430

Mr. Grundy - - -' - - - - 433

Mr. Johnson - - - - - 437

Mr. Widgery ... J - 439

Mt-. Lowndcs, on the bill authorising the importation of

goods, &c. - - - . - . - 441

Messrs. M'Kim, Wright, Winn, Cheves - - 450

Mr. Boyd - - - ... - 455

Messrs. Pleasants, Lowndes, Rhea, Wright, Seybert,

Calhcun ------ 457

Mr. Blackledge ------- 461

Messrs. Cheves, Widgery - - - - 469

Messrs. M'Kim, Pleasants, Lowndes - - - 471

Yeas and nays on the several war taxes - - 473

Mr. Bieecker, on the petition from Albany - - 476

Messrs. Boyd, Rhea - - 479

Mr. Randolph ----- 482

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