Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)
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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)

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  • BENTON'S ABRIDGMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS.
  • ABRIDGMENT OF THE DEBATES OF CONGRESS,
    • FROM 1789 TO 1856.
    • FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR REGISTER OF DEBATES; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.
    • BY
  • THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.
    • VOL. I.
  • PREFACE.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • HELD AT THE CITY OF NEW YORK, MARCH 4 TO SEPTEMBER 29, 1789.
    • PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,—GEORGE WASHINGTON.
    • PROCEEDINGS[2] IN THE SENATE.
    • Wednesday, March 4, 1789.
    • Wednesday, March 11.
    • Thursday, March 12.
    • Wednesday, March 18.
    • Thursday, March 19.
    • Friday, March 20.
    • Saturday, March 21.
    • Saturday, March 28.
    • Monday, April 6.
    • STATES.
    • Tuesday, April 7.
    • Wednesday, April 8.
    • Thursday, April 9.
    • Monday, April 13.
    • Tuesday, April 14.
    • Monday, April 20.
    • Tuesday, April 21.
    • Friday, April 24.
    • Saturday, April 25.
    • Monday, April 27.
    • Tuesday, April 28.
    • Thursday, April 30.
    • Thursday, May 7.
    • Friday, May 8.
    • Saturday, May 9.
    • Monday, May 11.
    • Tuesday, May 12.
    • Thursday, May 14.
    • Friday, May 15.
    • Monday, May 18.
    • Thursday, May 21.
    • Monday, May 25.
    • Thursday, May 28.
    • Wednesday, June 3.
    • Monday, June 8.
    • Tuesday, June 16.
    • Wednesday, June 17.
    • Thursday, June 18.
    • Thursday, June 25.
    • Friday, July 17.
    • Tuesday, July 21.
    • Wednesday, July 22.
    • Saturday, July 25.
    • Monday, July 27.
    • Tuesday, July 28.
    • Monday, August 3.
    • Tuesday, August 4.
    • Friday, August 7.
    • Friday, August 21.
    • Saturday, August 22.
    • Monday, August 24.
    • Wednesday, September 16.
    • Thursday, September 17.
    • Friday, September 18.
    • Tuesday, September 29.
    • FIRST CONGRESS
    • LIST OF SENATORS.
    • LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Wednesday, March 4, 1789.
    • Thursday, March 5.
    • Saturday, March 14.
    • Tuesday, March 17.
    • Wednesday, March 18.
    • Monday, March 23.
    • Wednesday, March 25.
    • Monday, March 30.
    • Wednesday, April 1.
    • Thursday, April 2.
    • Friday, April 3.
    • Saturday, April 4.
    • Monday, April 6.
    • Wednesday, April 8.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Thursday, April 9.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Saturday, April 11.
    • Monday, April 13.
    • Tuesday, April 14.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Wednesday, April 15.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Thursday, April 16.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Friday, April 17.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Saturday, April 18.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Monday, April 20.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Tuesday, April 21.
    • Wednesday, April 22.
    • Thursday, April 23.
    • Friday, April 24.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Saturday, April 25.
    • Monday, April 27.
    • Tuesday, April 28.
    • Wednesday, April 29.
    • Thursday, April 30.
    • Friday, May 1.
    • Tuesday, May 5.
    • Amendment of the Constitution.
    • Duties on Tonnage.
    • Wednesday, May 6.
    • Thursday, May 7.
    • Duties on Tonnage.
    • Friday, May 8.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Saturday, May 9.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Monday, May 11.
    • On Titles.
    • Impost Bill.
    • Tuesday, May 12.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Wednesday, May 13.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • AFRICAN SLAVES.
    • Friday, May 15.
    • Saturday, May 16.
    • Duties on Imports.
    • Monday, May 18.
    • Executive Departments.
    • Wednesday, May 20.
    • Treasury Department.
    • Thursday, May 21.
    • Executive Departments.
    • Friday, May 22.
    • Contested Election.[27]
    • Thursday, May 28.
    • Western Lands.
    • Friday, June 5.
    • Admission of Rhode Island into the Union.
    • Monday, June 8.
    • Tuesday, June 16.
    • Department of Foreign Affairs.
    • Wednesday, June 24.
    • Department of Foreign Affairs.
    • Department of War.
    • Thursday, June 25.
    • Department of War.
    • Treasury Department.
    • Friday, June 26.
    • Saturday, June 27.
    • Revenue Bill.
    • Monday, July 13.
    • Western Lands.
    • Compensation of the President, &c.
    • Thursday, July 16.
    • Compensation of the President, &c.
    • Wednesday, July 22.
    • Western Lands.
    • Thursday, July 23.
    • Home Department.
    • Friday, July 24.
    • Committee of Ways and Means.
    • Friday, July 31.
    • Monday, August 3.
    • Tuesday, August 4.
    • Compensation of Members.
    • Wednesday, August 5.
    • Thursday, August 6.
    • Compensation of Members.
    • Thursday, August 13.
    • Amendments to the Constitution.
    • Friday, August 14.
    • Saturday, August 15.
    • Amendments to the Constitution.
    • FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE.
    • Amendments to the Constitution.
    • RIGHT OF INSTRUCTION.
    • Tuesday, August 18.
    • Amendments to the Constitution.
    • Thursday, September 3.
    • Permanent Seat of Government.
    • Thursday, September 4.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Saturday, September 5.
    • Permanent Seat of Government.
    • Monday, September 7.
    • Permanent seat of Government.
    • Monday, September 21.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Tuesday, September 22.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Saturday, September 26.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Monday, September 28.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Tuesday, September 29.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • BEGUN AT THE CITY OF NEW YORK, JANUARY 4, 1790.
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, January 4, 1790.
    • Tuesday, January 5.
    • Wednesday, January 6.
    • Thursday, January 7.
    • Friday, January 8.
    • Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:
    • Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:
    • Monday, January 11.
    • To the President of the United States.
    • Tuesday, January 12.
    • Wednesday, January 13.
    • Thursday, January 14.
    • Friday, January 15.
    • Wednesday, January 20.
    • Thursday, January 21.
    • Monday, January 25.
    • Thursday, January 28.
    • Tuesday, May 11.
    • Thursday, May 13.
    • Friday, May 14.
    • Monday, May 17.
    • Tuesday, May 18.
    • Tuesday, June 1.
    • Wednesday, June 2.
    • Wednesday, August 4.
    • SECRET ARTICLE.
    • Wednesday, August 11.
    • Thursday, August 12.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, January 4.
    • Tuesday, January 5.
    • Wednesday, January 6.
    • Thursday, January 7.
    • Friday, January 8.
    • Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States.
    • Saturday, January 9.
    • Secretary of the Treasury's Report.
    • President's Speech.
    • Monday, January 11.
    • Answer to the President's Speech.
    • Tuesday, January 12.
    • The Address of the House of Representatives to the President of the United States.
    • Wednesday, January 13.
    • Thursday, January 14.
    • Friday, January 15.
    • Tuesday, January 19.
    • Wednesday, January 20.
    • Thursday, January 21.
    • Monday, January 25.
    • Census of the Union.
    • Thursday, January 28.
    • Report of the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Monday, February 1.
    • Tuesday, February 2.
    • Wednesday, February 3.
    • Rule of Naturalization.
    • Tuesday, February 4.
    • Rule of Naturalization.
    • Monday, February 8.
    • Public Credit.
    • Tuesday, February 9.
    • Wednesday, February 10.
    • Public Credit.
    • Thursday, February 11.
    • Thursday, February 11.
    • Assumption of State Debts.
    • Friday, February 12.
    • Abolition of Slavery.
    • Monday, February 15.
    • Public Credit.
    • Tuesday, February 16.
    • Public Credit.
    • Wednesday, February 17.
    • Public Credit.
    • Thursday, February 18.
    • Public Credit.
    • Tuesday, February 19.
    • Public Credit.
    • Monday, February 22.
    • Public Credit.
    • Wednesday, March 17.
    • On Slavery.
    • Friday, March 19.
    • Monday, March 22.
    • Subject of Slavery.
    • Tuesday, March 23.
    • Subject of Slavery.
    • Report of the Special Committee.
    • Report of the Committee of the whole House.
    • Wednesday, March 24.
    • Thursday, April 22.
    • Benjamin Franklin.
    • Thursday, June 24.
    • Officers of the Navy.
    • Friday, June 25.
    • Foreign Intercourse.
    • Tuesday, July 6.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Wednesday, July 7.
    • Seat of Government.
    • Thursday, July 8.
    • General Post Office.
    • Friday, July 9.
    • Seat of Government.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—THIRD SESSION.
    • HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 6, 1790
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, December 6, 1790.
    • Tuesday, December 7.
    • Wednesday, December 8.
    • Friday, December 10.
    • To the President of the United States of America.
    • Monday, December 13.
    • Wednesday, December 15.
    • Monday, January 10.
    • Monday, January 17.
    • Friday, January 21.
    • Monday, February 14.
    • Tuesday, February 15.
    • Thursday Evening, March 3.
  • FIRST CONGRESS.—THIRD SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, December 6, 1790.
    • Tuesday, December 7.
    • Wednesday, December 8.
    • Thursday, December 9.
    • Address to the President.
    • Friday, December 10.
    • Saturday, December 11.
    • Monday, December 13.
    • Eulogium on Dr. Franklin.
    • Address to the President.
    • Tuesday, December 14.
    • Friday, December 17.
    • Monday, December 27.
    • Public Lands.
    • Tuesday, December 28.
    • Land Offices.
    • Wednesday, January 5.
    • Duties on Spirits.
    • Thursday, January 6.
    • Duties on Spirits.
    • Monday, January 10.
    • Vacancy in the Presidency.
    • Thursday, January 13.
    • Vacancy in the Presidency.
    • Friday, January 21.
    • Duty on Spirits.
    • Thursday, January 27.
    • Duty on Spirits.
    • Tuesday, February 1.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Wednesday, February 2.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Thursday, February 3.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Friday, February 4.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Saturday, February 5.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Monday, February 7.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Tuesday, February 8.
    • Bank of the United States.
    • Commerce with England.
    • Thursday, March 3.
    • Jails of the States.
    • Session Closed.
  • SECOND CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • HELD AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, OCTOBER 24, 1791, TO MAY 8, 1792.
    • LIST OF MEMBERS.
    • SENATORS.
    • REPRESENTATIVES.
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, October 24, 1791.
    • Tuesday, October 25.
    • Wednesday, October 26.
    • Thursday, October 27.
    • Friday, October 28.
    • Monday, October 31.
    • Friday, November 4.
    • Wednesday, November 9.
    • Thursday, November 10.
    • Friday, January 6.
    • Monday, January 9.
    • Monday, March 5.
    • Tuesday, March 13.
    • Wednesday, March 14.
    • Monday, March 26.
    • Wednesday, April 18.
    • Thursday, April 19.
    • Tuesday Evening, May 8.
  • SECOND CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, October 24, 1791.
    • Tuesday, October 25.
    • Wednesday, October 26.
    • President's Speech.
    • Thursday, October 27.
    • Address to the President.
    • Friday, October 28.
    • Tuesday, November 1.
    • Thursday, November 3.
    • Friday, November 4.
    • Monday, November 7.
    • Tuesday, November 8.
    • John Torrey.
    • Wednesday, November 9.
    • Thursday, November 10.
    • The Census.
    • Friday, November 11.
    • Monday, November 14.
    • Ratio of Representation.
    • Tuesday, November 15.
    • Ratio of Representation.
    • Tuesday, November 22.
    • Representative from Maryland.
    • Monday, December 5.
    • Appropriation Bill.
    • Tuesday, December 6.
    • Monday, December 12.
    • Friday, December 16.
    • The Post Office Bill.
    • Tuesday, December 20.
    • Post Office Bill.
    • Thursday, December 22.
    • Election of President, &c.
    • Tuesday, January 10.
    • Petition of Catharine Greene.
    • Monday, January 23.
    • Petition of Catharine Greene.
    • Thursday, January 26.
    • Protection of the Frontiers.
    • Friday, January 27.
    • Protection of the Frontiers.
    • Monday, January 30.
    • Protection of the Frontiers.
    • Tuesday, January 31.
    • Protection of the Frontiers.
    • Wednesday, February 1.
    • Protection of the Frontiers.
    • Friday, February 3.
    • The Cod Fisheries.
    • Monday, February 6.
    • The Cod Fisheries.
    • Tuesday, February 7.
    • The Fishery Bill
    • Wednesday, February 8.
    • The Cod Fisheries.
    • Thursday, February 9.
    • The Cod Fisheries.
    • Wednesday, February 22.
    • Indemnity to Gen. Greene's Estate.
    • Saturday, March 10.
    • Courtesies to France.
    • Saturday, March 24.
    • Establishment of a Mint.
    • Monday, March 26.
    • Establishment of a Mint.
    • Tuesday, March 27.
    • Wednesday, April 4.
    • General Nathaniel Greene.
    • Thursday, April 5.
    • Apportionment Bill.
    • Friday, April 6.
    • Apportionment Bill.
    • Monday, April 9.
    • Apportionment Bill.
    • Friday, April 20.
    • Publication of the Debates.
    • Tuesday, May 8.
  • SECOND CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • BEGUN AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 5, 1792.
    • PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE.
    • Monday, November 5, 1792.
    • Tuesday, November 6.
    • Thursday, November 8.
    • Friday, November 9.
    • Monday, November 12.
    • Wednesday, November 14.
    • Friday, November 23.
    • Thursday, January 3, 1793.
    • Friday, January 4.
    • Friday, January 18.
    • Monday, February 4.
    • Tuesday, February 5.
    • Wednesday, February 6.
    • Monday, February 11.
    • Tuesday, February 12.
    • Wednesday, February 13.
    • Thursday, February 14.
    • Friday, February 15.
    • Monday, February 18.
    • Thursday, February 28.
    • Friday, March 1.
    • Saturday, March 2.
    • SPECIAL SESSION.
    • Monday, March 4.
  • SECOND CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, November 5, 1792.
    • Tuesday, November 6.
    • Wednesday, November 7.
    • Defeat of General St. Clair.
    • Answer to the President.
    • Thursday, November 8.
    • Saturday, November 10.
    • Address to the President.
    • Monday, November 12.
    • Address to the President.
    • Tuesday, November 13.
    • Defeat of General St. Clair.
    • Wednesday, November 14.
    • Defeat of General St. Clair.
    • Thursday, November 15.
    • Monday, November 19.
    • Protection to American Commerce.
    • Thursday, November 22.
    • Wednesday, November 28.
    • Warner Mifflin's Petition.
    • Thursday, December 13.
    • Tuesday, December 18.
    • Thursday, December 27.
    • Friday, December 28.
    • Reduction of the Army.
    • Wednesday, January 2.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Thursday, January 3.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Friday, January 4.
    • Saturday, January 5.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Monday, January 7.
    • Tuesday, January 8.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Friday, January 18.
    • Monday, January 21.
    • Monday, February 4.
    • Fugitives from Justice and from Labor.
    • Tuesday, February 5.
    • Fugitives from Justice and from Labor.
    • Monday, February 11.
    • Examining Votes for President, &c.
    • Wednesday, February 13.
    • Votes for President and Vice President.
    • Thursday, February 28.
    • Official conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Friday, March 1.
    • Official conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury.
    • Official Conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury.
  • THIRD CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • BEGUN AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 2, 1793.
    • LIST OF MEMBERS.
    • SENATORS.
    • REPRESENTATIVES.
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, December 2, 1793.
    • Tuesday, December 3.
    • Thursday, December 5.
    • Friday, December 6.
    • Monday, December 9.
    • Tuesday, December 10.
    • Wednesday, December 11.
    • Friday, December 13.
    • Monday, December 16.
    • Tuesday, December 17.
    • Tuesday, December 24.
    • Exclusion of Bank Officers and Stockholders from Congress.
    • Tuesday, December 31.
    • Wednesday, January 1, 1794.
    • Thursday, January 2.
    • Monday, January 13.
    • Tuesday, January 14.
    • Wednesday, January 15.
    • Exclusion of Bank Officers from a seat in Congress.
    • Thursday, January 16.
    • Tuesday, January 21.
    • Thursday, January 30.
    • Tuesday, February 4.
    • Wednesday, February 5.
    • Thursday, February 6.
    • Friday, February 7.
    • Monday, February 10.
    • Tuesday, February 11.
    • Thursday, February 13.
    • Friday, February 14.
    • Monday, February 17.
    • Wednesday, February 19.
    • Thursday, February 20.
    • Contested Election.
    • Friday, February 21.
    • Contested Election.
    • Saturday, February 22.
    • Contested Election.
    • Monday, February 24.
    • Friday, February 28.
    • Friday, March 7.
    • Thursday, March 13.
    • Wednesday, March 19.
    • Thursday, March 20.
    • Monday, March 24.
    • Tuesday, March 25.
    • Wednesday, March 26.
    • Friday, March 28.
    • Tuesday, May 20.
    • Wednesday, May 21.
    • Monday, June 9.
  • THIRD CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, December 2, 1793.
    • Tuesday, December 3.
    • Wednesday, December 4.
    • Thursday, December 5.
    • Friday, December 6.
    • Saturday, December 7.
    • Monday, December 9.
    • Tuesday, December 10.
    • Wednesday, December 11.
    • Friday, December 13.
    • Monday, December 16.
    • Thursday, December 19.
    • Friday, December 20.
    • Monday, December 23.
    • Thursday, December 26.
    • Friday, December 27.
    • Wednesday, January 1, 1794.
    • Thursday, January 2.
    • Friday, January 3.
    • Commerce of the United States.[48]
    • Monday, January 6.
    • Pay of Soldiers.
    • Tuesday, January 7.
    • Flag of the United States.
    • Friday, January 10.
    • French Emigrants from St. Domingo.
    • Monday, January 13.
    • Commerce of the United States.
    • Tuesday, January 14.
    • Commerce of the United States.
    • Wednesday, January 15.
    • Commerce of the United States.
    • Thursday, January 16.
    • Commerce of the United States.
    • Monday, January 20.
    • Algerine Affairs.
    • Tuesday, January 28.
    • French Refugees.
    • Thursday, February 6.
    • War with Algiers.
    • Friday, February 7.
    • Algerine War.
    • THE NAVAL FORCE.
    • Tuesday, March 4.
    • Estimate of Appropriations.
    • Thursday, March 6.
    • Slave Trade.
    • Monday, March 10.
    • Algerine War.
    • Naval Armament.
    • Thursday, March 27.
    • Sequestration of British Debts.
    • Friday, March 28.
    • Sequestration of British Debts.
    • Thursday, April 10.
    • Non-Intercourse with Great Britain.
    • Friday, April 11.
    • Non-Intercourse with Great Britain.
    • Monday, April 21.
    • Non-Intercourse with Great Britain.
    • Monday, April 28.
    • Monday, May 12.
    • The Embargo.
    • Thursday, May 15.
    • Indemnity for Spoliations.
    • Friday, May 16.
    • Revenue Bill: Salt and Coal Tax.
    • Saturday, May 17.
    • Tobacco and Sugar Duties.
    • Monday, May 19.
    • Impressment of American Seamen.
    • Tobacco and Sugar Duties.
    • Augmentation of the Army.
    • Friday, May 23.
    • Tobacco and Sugar Duties.
    • Wednesday, May 28.
    • Advance of Money to France.
    • Friday, May 30.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Advance of Money to France.
    • Friday, June 5.
    • Protection of South-western Frontier.
    • Saturday, June 7.
    • Monday, June 9.
  • THIRD CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • HELD IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 3, 1794.
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, November 3, 1794.
    • Tuesday, November 4.
    • Monday, November 10.
    • Tuesday, November 11.
    • Monday, November 17.
    • Tuesday, November 18.
    • Wednesday, November 19.
    • Thursday, November 20.
    • Friday, November 21.
    • Saturday, November 22.
    • Monday, November 24.
    • Wednesday, November 26.
    • Friday, November 28.
    • Tuesday, December 9.
    • Thursday, December 11.
    • Monday, December 15.
    • Monday, December 29.
    • Friday, February 20.
    • Saturday, February 28.
    • Tuesday, March 3.
    • Tuesday Evening, March 3.
  • EXECUTIVE JOURNAL.
    • THE TENTH SESSION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, CONVENED ON
    • MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1795.
    • Monday, June 8, 1795.
    • Tuesday, June 9.
    • Friday, June 12.
    • Saturday, June 13.
    • Monday, June 15.
    • Wednesday, June 17.
    • Monday, June 22.
    • Wednesday, June 24.
    • Deported Slaves of the Revolution.
    • Thursday, June 25.
    • Friday, June 26.
  • THIRD CONGRESS.—SECOND SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, November 3, 1794.
    • Tuesday, November 4.
    • Wednesday, November 5.
    • Thursday, November 6.
    • Friday, November 7.
    • Monday, November 10.
    • Tuesday, November 11.
    • Wednesday, November 12.
    • Thursday, November 13.
    • Friday, November 14.
    • Monday, November 17.
    • Delegate south of the Ohio.
    • Tuesday, November 18.
    • Delegate south of the Ohio.
    • Wednesday, November 19.
    • Thursday, November 20.
    • Monday, November 24.
    • Answer to the President's Speech.[54]
    • Tuesday, November 25.
    • The President's Speech.
    • Wednesday, November 26.
    • Friday, November 28.
    • Answer to the Address.
    • Saturday, November 29.
    • Thursday, December 4.
    • Thanks to General Wayne.
    • Tuesday, December 9.
    • The Mint.
    • Wednesday, December 10.
    • Monday, December 15.
    • Tuesday, December 16.
    • Pennsylvania Insurgents.
    • Wednesday, December 17.
    • Pennsylvania Insurgents.
    • Friday, December 19.
    • Pennsylvania Insurgents.
    • Friday, December 26.
    • Naturalization Bill.
    • Monday, December 29.
    • Naturalization Bill.
    • Wednesday, December 31.
    • Thursday, January 1, 1795.
    • Naturalization Bill.
    • Friday, January 2.
    • Naturalization Bill.
    • Monday, January 5,
    • Monday, January 12.
    • Defence of the Frontiers.
    • Tuesday, January 27.
    • Reduction of Salaries.
    • Thursday, January 29.
    • Friday, January 30.
    • Monday, February 9.
    • Friday, February 13.
    • Heirs of Count de Grasse.
    • Wednesday, February 18.
    • Count de Grasses Heirs.
    • Saturday, February 21.
    • Tuesday, February 24.
    • Case of Thomas Person and others.
    • Wednesday, February 25.
    • Indian Lands in Georgia.
    • Friday, February 27.
    • Indian Lands in Georgia.
    • Saturday, February 28.
    • Indian Trading Houses.
    • Indian Lands in Georgia.
    • Tuesday, March 3.
    • Adjournment.
  • FOURTH CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • HELD IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 7, 1795.
    • LIST OF MEMBERS.
    • SENATORS.
    • REPRESENTATIVES.
    • PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
    • Monday, December 7, 1795.
    • Tuesday, December 8.
    • Wednesday, December 9.
    • Thursday, December 10.
    • Friday, December 11.
    • Elijah Paine, from the State of Vermont, attended.
    • Saturday, December 12.
    • Monday, December 14.
    • Tuesday, December 15.
    • Wednesday, December 16.
    • Friday, December 18.
    • Monday, January 4.
    • Tuesday, January 5.
    • Presentation of French Flag.
    • Wednesday, January 6.
    • Monday, May 9.
    • Tuesday, May 10.
    • New State of Tennessee.
    • Wednesday, May 23.
    • The Proposed State of Tennessee.
    • Thursday, May 26.
    • New State of Tennessee.
    • Tuesday, May 31.
    • New State of Tennessee.
    • Wednesday Evening, 5 o'clock, June 1.
    • New State of Tennessee.
  • FOURTH CONGRESS.—FIRST SESSION.
    • PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES
    • THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • Monday, December 7, 1795.
    • Tuesday, December 8.
    • Wednesday, December 9.
    • Address to the President.
    • Thursday, December 10.
    • Friday, December 11.
    • Monday, December 14.
    • Address to the President.
    • Tuesday, December 15.
    • Address to the President.
    • Wednesday, December 16.
    • Address to the President.
    • Thursday, December 17.
    • Address to the President.
    • Tuesday, December 22.
    • Thursday, December 24.
    • Monday, December 28.
    • Robert Randall—Case of Bribery.
    • Tuesday, December 29.
    • Case of Randall and Whitney.
    • Wednesday, December 30.
    • Case of Randall and Whitney.
    • Thursday, December 31.
    • Case of Randall and Whitney.
    • Monday, January 4.
    • Presentation of the Flag of France.
      • [TRANSLATION.]
      • [TRANSLATION.]
    • [TRANSLATION.]
    • [TRANSLATION.]
    • Case of Randall and Whitney.
    • December 29, 1795.
    • Tuesday, January 5.
    • Case of Robert Randall.
    • Wednesday, January 6.
    • Case of Robert Randall.
    • Thursday, January 7.
    • Case of Charles Whitney.
    • Friday, January 8.
    • Indian Trading Houses.
    • Wednesday, January 19.
    • Appropriations for 1796.
    • Wednesday, January 20.
    • Appropriations for 1796.
    • Saturday, January 30.
    • Stenographer to the House.
    • Monday, February 1.
    • Indian Trading Houses.
    • Tuesday, February 2.
    • Wednesday, February 3.
    • Monday, February 8.
    • Compensation of Members.
    • Tuesday, February 9.
    • Thursday, February 11.
    • Post Roads from Maine to Georgia.
    • Monday, February 22.
    • Washington's Birth-Day.
    • Friday, February 26.
    • Compensation to Members.
    • Monday, March 7.
    • The Treaty with Great Britain.
    • REFERENCE OF THE ANSWER TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
    • DEBATE ON THE PRESIDENT'S ANSWER.
    • RECAPITULATION.
    • Friday, April 15.
    • The Treaty with Great Britain.
    • Saturday, April 16.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Monday, April 18.
    • Treaty with Great Britain.
    • Tuesday, April 19.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Wednesday, April 20.
    • Treaty with Great Britain.
    • Friday, April 22.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Tuesday, April 26.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • The Son of the Marquis Lafayette.
    • Thursday, April 28.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Friday, April 29.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Saturday, April 30.
    • Execution of British Treaty.
    • Friday, May 6.
    • Admission of Tennessee.
    • Saturday, May 21.
    • Military Establishment.
    • Monday, May 23.
    • Widow of General Greene.
    • Friday, May 27.
    • Amy Dardin's Horse.[79]
    • Monday, May 30.
    • Military and Naval Appropriations.[80]
    • Wednesday Evening, June 1.
  • INDEX TO VOL. I
    • END OF VOL. I.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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