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Those who voted in the affirmative are
Mr. Samuel Gordon
Hugh A. Haralson
John H. Harmanson
Thomas J. Henley
Joseph P. Hoge
Isaac E. Holmes
George W. Hopkins
William J. Hough
George S. Houston
Edmund W. Hubard
James B. Hunt
Robert M. T. Hunter
Charles J. Ingersoll
James H. Johnson
George W. Jones
Thomas W. Ligon
William B. Maciay
John A. McClernand
Felix G. McConnell
Joseph J. McDowell
James J. McKay
John P. Martin
Isaac E. Morse
Archibald C. Niven
Robert Dale Owen
Mr. Joshua R. Giddings
James G. Hampton
Richard P. Herrick
Henry W. Hilliard
Elias B. Holmes
John W. Houston
Samuel D. Hubbard
Joseph R. Ingersoll
Daniel P. King
Thomas Butler King
Lewis C. Levin
Edward W. McGaughey
John H. McHenry
Abraham R. McIlyaine
George P. Marsh
John S. Pendleton
Mr. William W. Payne
Mr. Alexander Ramsey
On motion of Mr. Sykes, Ordered, That the memorial of Isaac G. Farlee, contesting the right of John Runk to a seat in this House, as a member of the twenty-ninth Con. gress, from the third congressional district of the State of New Jersey, with the papers relating thereto, be referred to the Committee of Elections.
On motion of Mr. McKay, Ordered, That the annual report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the state of the finances be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. McKay, from the select committee on the subject of printing, by consent, reported a joint resolution (No. 1) supplementary to the resolution directing the manner in which the printing of Congress shall be executed, fixing the prices thereof, and providing for the appointment of a printer or printers;" which was read a first and second time, and remained upon the Speaker's table.
On motion of Mr. Douglass, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, the Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boyd reported that the committee having, according to order, had the state of the Union generally under consideration, had come to sundry resolutions thereon, which were severally read and concurred in, viz:
Resolved, 1. That so much of the annual message of the President of the United States to the two houses of Congress, at the present session, as relates to our foreign affairs, together with the accompanying correspondence in relation thereto, be referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2. That so much of said message as relates to the condition of the treasury; to the reduction and modification of the tariff with reference to revenue; to the extension of our revenue laws over the territory of Texas; to the payment of the public debt, and the establishment of a constitutional treasury, and the separation of the affairs of government from all banking institutions, be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
3. That so much of said message as relates to the condition and operations of the army of the United States, to forts, fortifications, and military posts on the line to Oregon, and the raising and maintaining an adequate force to guard and protect emigrants thereto, and elsewhere, together with the report of the Secretary of War, except so much thereof as may be herein otherwise specially referred, be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
4. That so much of said message as relates to Indian affairs, and to the extension of our laws regulating trade and intercourse with the several tribes to such as reside west of the Rocky mountains, together with so much of the report of the Secretary of War as relates to these matters, be referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
5. That so much of said message as relates to the condition and operations of the navy of the United States, and to the increase of the same, especially in steam vessels for the defence of our coasts, harbors, and inland seas, and the protection of our commerce on the ocean or the lakes, together with the report of the Secretary of the Navy, be referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
6. That so much of said message as relates to the office of the Attorney General, and the distribution of duties among the several executive departments, and so much as relates to the extension of our judicial system over the territory of Texas, be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
7. That so much of said message as relates to the Post Office Department, to the rates of postage, to the extension of mail service, a line of mails to Oregon, and lines of mail steamers between our country and foreign ports, as well as upon our own waters, together with the report of the Postmaster General, be referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.
8. That so much of said message as relates to the government and organization of the Territories of the United States; to the admission of new States into the Union, and the protection of our citizens in Oregon, by extending to them our laws and jurisdiction, together with so much of the accompanying documents of the message as pertains to these subjects, be referred to the Committee on the Territories.
9. That so much of said message as relates to the public lands, to the reduction and graduation of the price of the same, to granting pre-emptions to the actual settlers thereon, and to the disposition of the mineral lands, be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
10. That so much of said message as relates to the District of Columbia be referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia.
The Speaker proceeded to call the States in their order for the presentation of petitions, memorials, and resolutions from State legislatures; when
Mr. Hamlin presented a petition of Aaron Tucker, of the county of Piscataquis, in the State of Maine, praying for a pension in consideration of disabilities incurred in the service of the United States in and prior to the war of 1812 with Great Britain: which was referred to the Committee on Invalid Pensions.
Also, a petition of Captain Lucien B. Webster, of the United States army, praying the payment of commissions, &c., due him for disbursing moneys as assistant quartermaster, in 1836, in the war with the Seminole Indians: which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.
Also, a petition of citizens of the State of Maine, praying for an alteration of the pension laws: which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.
Also, a memorial of citizens of Exeter, in the State of Maine, remonstrating against the admission of Texas into this Union with its present constitution: which was referred to the Committee on the Territories.
Mr. Winthrop presented a petition of Timothy Cook, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, a pensioner of the United States, praying for an increase of pension: which was referred to the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions.
Mr. John Quincy Adams presented two memorials from citizens of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, remonstrating against the appointment of chaplains to Congress;
Also, a memorial of citizens of Mansfield, in the State of Massachusetts, remonstrating against the admission of Texas as a slave State into this Union.
Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. John Quincy Adams presented a memorial of Mrs. Susan E. Freeman, widow of Major W. H. Freeman, late of the United States marine corps, praying for a restoration to herself and children of the rights and
emoluments forfeited by the suspension of her late husband from rank and service in 1843: which was referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Norris presented the following resolutions of the State of New Hampshire:
Resolved by the Senate und Flouse of Representatires in General Court convened, That, in the opinion of this legislature, ihe true welfare and permanent prosperity of the whole people of the Uniled States demand of our national government, so far as possible, through its revenue and all ather laws, equal favor and protection to the great interests of our extended Union, so that while jis blessings shall be dispensed, “like the dews of Heaven, unseen and unfelt, save in the freshness and beauty they contribute to produce," its burdens may be alike unfelt, and no class of the community, nor any section of our common country, have cause to complain of the oppressiveness or inequality with which they are imposed.,
Resolved, That we repudiate the policy of taxing one portion of our citizens for the benefit of another—a tariff of protection, merely, and not for revenue; but advocate such a system of impost duties, to be adopted in that spirit of equity, caution, and compromise in which the constitution was formed, as will be sufficient to defray the necessary expenditures of an economical administration of the general government, at the same time furnishing reasonable, and, so far as practicable, equal incidental protection to all the greai and important departments of our national industry.
Resolved, That we regard our existing revenue laws as, in several essential respects, defective, unequal, unjust, and oppressive, and believe they should be so modified as to remove their objectjonable features, and relieve the suffering from those evils which their wrongful operation unceasingly inflicts.
Resolved, That the result of the recent presidential election affords full and conclusive proof that a large majority of the American people, under the influence of that “sober second thought," which always, sooner or later, comes to the honest and intelligent minds, prefer an independent treasury to any other mode of administering the fiscal affairs of their government.
Resolved, That we regard the re-establishment of an independent treasury, providing for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue, by officers appointed by the government and responsible to the people, requiring the public money to be deposited in the treasury, or its branches, and prohibiting any loan or use of it, except in the legal disbursements of the government, under severe penalties, as a great and salutary measure of practical and permanent reform, calculated to prevent the monetary affairs of our vast and rapidly increasing nation from being ever again subjected to the caprice and instability of irresponsible corporaLions, which it is the imperious duty of Congress forth with to accomplish.
Resolved, That the Secretary of State be directed to forward a copy of these resolutions to the governor of each of the several States and Territories in the Union, and to the presiding officer of each of the two houses of the twenty-ninth Congress, and to each of our Senators and Repre. sentatives in the Congress of the United States.
HARRY HIBBARD, Spruker of the House of Represcnlatives. ASA P. CATE,
President of the Senate. Approved July 1, 1815.
JOIN H. STEELE, Gorernor. A true copy-allest :
Thomas P. TREADWELL, Secretary of State. Ordered, That the said resolutions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.
Mr. John Quincy Adams presented a memorial of citizens of Denmark, in the county of Lewis, and State of New York, remonstrating and protesting against the admission of Texas as a State of the Union with a constitution which, in any form, shall allow slavery.
Mr. Adams moved that the said memorial be referred to a select coinmittee of one from each State.
A motion was made by Mr. Ramsey, at forty minutes after 2 o'clock, p. m., that the House adjourn:
Which motion was decided in the negative.
A motion was then made by Mr. George S. Houston, that the said me-, morial presented by Mr. Adams be referred to the Committee on the Territories.
This motion taking precedence of the motion to refer to a select cormittee, the question was put, Will the House agree thereto?
And decided in the affirmative,
Mr. John Quincy Adams presented a memorial of sundry females, of the county of Lewis, in the State of New York, remonstrating against the annexation of Texas to these United States: which was referred to the Committee on the Territories.
Mr. John Quincy Adams presented like memorials--
Ordered, That said memorials be referred to the Committee on the Territories.
The following petitions, memorials, and other papers, were laid on the Clerk's table, under the 24th rule of the House, to wit:
By Mr. Hungerford: The petition of Elvert V. Hungertord—heretofoie presented December 9, 1844;
Also, the petition of Joseph Kimball, of Sackett's Harbor, in the State of New York-heretofore presented December 9, 1844.
By Mr. Maclay: The petition of Satterlee Clark, late paymaster in the army of the United States-heretofore presented December 19, 1836;
Also, the memorial of Thomas Allen, of Washington city, in the District of Columbia--heretofore presented December 13, 1844.
By Mr. Cobb: The petition of Daniel Steenrod—heretofore presented December 18, 1843.
By Mr. Seaborn Jones: The petition of the heirs and legal representa-, tives of James C. Watson, deceased-heretofore presented December 25, 1813.
By Mr. Tilden: The petition of John P. Converse, special agent for the Post Office Department-heretofore presented December 30, 1844.
By Mr. Thomas Smith: The petition of the heirs of Joseph Gerrard, cí the State of Indiana-heretofore presented January 17, 1845.
By Mr. Marsh: The petition of Charles Benns-heretofore presented January 20, 1815;
Also, the petition of Herman Lowry, of Burlington, in the State of Vermont-heretofore presented January 20, 1845.
By Mr. Daniel P. King: A petition of Josiah Haskell, of Rockport, in