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ihQ existence of the bank ? 535 ; project of the Execu-
tive, 635 ; right of the President to come to either House
and scrutinize the motives of members protested against,
686; some parts of this message ought to exdto deep



fflarm, 6S6 ; It presents striking instimceB of discrepancy,

Inquiry into t7i6 conduct of. — In the House, a resolu-
tion moved for a committee of inquiry, 604 ; if the bank
should prove itself a benefit to the nation, none WMild
be disposed to pntlt down, 605; facts presented as a
sort of indictment, 605 ; list of abuses worthy of inquiry
into, 605; petitions for recharter, 606; the charges could
be maintained, 606.

The first charge of issuing seven millions of branch
bank orders as a currency examined, 606 ; the charge
of usury, 607; third, dealing in domestic bills of ex-
change and disguised loans, 607; fourth, non-user of the
charter, 608 ; fifth, building of houses to rent, 608 ; sixth,
not having a due proportion of coin, 608; seventh)
foreigners voting for directors, 608 ; other charges, 609 ;
undue accumulation of proxies in the hands of a few,
609 ; specification, 609 ; subsidies and loans directly or
Indirectly, to printers, editors, &c, 610 ; distinction in
selling bills of exchange, 610 ; used undue and improper
practices to induce local banks to petition Congress,
611 ; made excessive issues, 611 ; agencies under the
direction and management of one person only, 612 ;
giving authority to State banks to discount their bills,
612 ; course of wisdom relative to the resolution, 613.

What is the resolution ? 614; objection to allowingthe
inquiry, 614; history of the practice of issuing bills of
exchange by the branches" on ttie mother bank, 614;
these bills on the same footing as branch notes, 616 ;
validity of these notes has been adjudicated, 616 ; charge
of a violation of the charter fully made out, 616 ; in the
matter of usury, 616 ; some explanation should there-
fore be asked for and given, 617 ; the unexpected resist-
ance to the resolution surprising, 617 ; no examination
has been made, 617; the renewal of exclusive powers
should not be granted without an examination, 618.

The resolution an attempt at indefinite postponement,
618; why not an investigation at an earlier day? 619;
action on the matter, 619 ; various objections, 619 ; delay
in rechartering which this investigation may occasion,
620 ; further remarks, 620 ; the charge of issuing orders
as currency, 621 ; not within the design of those who
chartered the institution, 621 ; usury on broken bank
notes in Ohio and Kentucky, 621 ; diflference between
members of Congress and citizens generally in making
loans, 622; loans to editors, 622; entirely proper the
investigation should take -place, 623; such an inquiry
should precede every renewal, 623 ; any motive fit to be
acted upon is fit to be avowed, 624 ; opinions of the
President on the subject of recharter, 624; amendment
offered, 625 ; the committee which will be selected, 627 ;
further debate, 627, 628; proposition to appoint the
committee of inquiry by ballot, 629 ; motion lost, 629;
committee will report that they have not had time to
inquire, 629 ; no belief in the charges, 680 ; no proof nor
ground for strong suspicion that the alfairs have been
improperly managed, 630 ; the men whom it is the in-
terest of the bank to employ cannot be made the instru-
ments of a corrupt violation of its charter, 680 ; the
direct question for our determination, 631 ; two oppor-
tunities for the people to express their views in regard
to the hank, 632; why should we act at this session?
632; time of its existence if the charter is renewed,
638; unfair advantage to the stockholders in the In-
creased value of the stock, 633 ; we should not give an
apparent pledge of renewing its charter, 634; proposed
modifications of the charter, 634; doubtful if the privi-
lege of dealing in foreign exchange should be continued,
635; two modifications of the charter which should be
made, 635 ; important reason for the postponement of the
subject, 636; previous question moved, 637; doubtful

if the motion will cut off debate, 637 ; call of the House,
637; call suspended, 688; previous question not sus-
tained, 638 ; amendment movad, 638 ; carried, 638 ; re-
port from the committee of inquiry, 661 ; report from
minority of the committee of investigation, 691.

Question on giving the States power to tax the capital
employed therein, 746 ; nothing more unjust or unequal
than this exemption, 746; every stockholder can be
reached under the existing law, 746; inextricable diffi-
culties in carrying the proposition into effect, 746; those
States where the largest capital was, received the greatest
benefit and would tax the heaviest, 746 ; distribute the
capital and discounts proportionably, 746; States should
have the power to tax this stock, the same as they taxed
theft own bank stock, 747 ; bank taxes in New York,
747 ; right of a State to tax vested Government ftindsi
747 ; in some States the banks are not liable to taxation
at all, 747 ; State banks should be taxed by Congress for
the benefit of the Treasury, 748; State legislatures
should be excluded from having any influence on thia
institution, 748 ; the power to tax, if conferred on the
States, was a power to destroy, 749; this power is
already in the States or it is not, 750 ; farther debate,
750 ; amendments proposed and discussed, 751, 752 ; bill
ordered to a third reading, 753. See Indm^ vols. 1, 8, 4^
5, 6, 7, 9.

£ank of United States. — ^Memorial from the President and
Directors of, 537 ; resolutions relative to, 858.

£an& JUTotes m Payment of Duties, — See Indexe^ voL 7.

Ba/nhs of D&posit^See Index, vol. 7.

Baitks, John, Representative from Pennsylvania, 638.

Bankrupt Act— See Index, vols. 2, 8, 7,

Babber, Notes, Representative from Connecticut, 638.
See Index, vols. 7, 8, 9, 10.

Baeboue, John S., Representative from Tirginia, 538 ; on
the Alexandria canal, 693; on the Virginia military
claims, 705 ; on Virginia claims, 724 ; on rechartering
the hank, 749. See Index, vol. 10.

Babbotjb, p. p., on topographical surveys, 5. See Index^
vols. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Barnwell, Robeet W., Representative from South Caro-
lina, 538.

Barracks at Heno Orleans. — See Index, vol. 9.

Bakringee, Daniel S., on topographical surveys, 6 ; on
the salt duty, 73 ; Representative from North Carolina,
538 ; on the convention with France, 711, See Index,
vols. 6, 9, 10.

Baestow, Gideon H., Representative from New York, 538 ;
on Virginia military claims, 705.

Bates, Edward, witness on the trial of Judge Peck, 187.

Bates, Isaac C, on pensions, 22 ; relativeto Judge Peck, 37;
on the culture of silk, 72 ; Representative from Massa-
chusetts, 538 ; on the conventi<m with France, 709.

Bates, James, Representative from Maine, 538.

Batture at New Orleans. — See Indea>, vol. 4; do. at St.
Louts, see Indeoo, vol. 6.

Beakdslet, Samuel, Representative from New York, 538 ;
on the conduct of the bank, 621 ; tta arresting Houston,
649 ; on the case of Samuel Houston, 676.

Beawnarchais, Claim of. — See Index, vols. 8, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Belgium, Mission to. — In the Senate, a motion to strike out
the outfit, 444 ; u proposition to create a mission to a
new power, 444; different situation from that to Guate-
mala, 445 ; is this a case that comes within the sphere
of the pledge for retrenchment? 445; information
received that would prove the necessity of this mission,
445 ; the minister should be sent unless good reasons to
the contrary were given, 445; inexpedient mode of
bringing the mission before the Senate, 445; granting
the appropriation creates the oflBce, 446.

Bell, John, on removal of the Indians, 74 ; Representative



from Tennessee, 588 ; on a Minister to Columbia, 663 ;
on. the conduct of the bank, 623 ; on recbartering the
baufe, 747. See Ind&c^ vols, 9, 10.

Beli^ Samuel, Senator from Kew Hampshire, 34T. Se6 In.'
deto, vols. 7, 8, 9, 10.

BsHTOif , TnOMAB H., on renewal of the charter of the bank,
143; on thesalt duty, 162; on the post-oflace investiga-
tion, 186 ; on the powers of Congress to collect duties
and regulate commerce, 288; Senator from Missouri,
847; ou the duty on Indian blankets, 856; on public
expenditures, 862 ; on the currency oi the United States
Bank, 864; on the branch bank currency, 889; on the
reduction of duties, 419-432 ; on the mission to Guate-
mala, 444 ; on distribution of proceeds of land sales, 446 ;
on recharter of the United States Bank, 466; on prohi-
bition of notes less than twenty dollars, 470 ; on amend-
ments to the bank charter, 479 ; on reference of the
bank bill to the Secretary of the Treasury, 486; on dis-
tribution of proceeds of land sales, 505.

Bbkgbn, Johw S., Eopresentative from New York, 533.

Bebnabd, Thomas, evidence on the uses of salt, 164,

BsTnuNE, Laughlin, Bepresentative firom North Carolina,

Bibb, Geobge M., Senator from Kentucky, 347; ou the
reduction of duties, 433; on revolutionary pensions,
440 ; on the mission to Guatemala, 444 ; on recharter of
the United States Bank, 475; on amendments to the
bank charter, 482. See Indeio, vol. 10.

^U to reduce and equalize Duties on Tm(port8^ 578,

Billa^ Money. — See Index^ vol. 1.

Mishop ^Zaget—lTi the House, a bill to remit the daties on
certain articles, considered, 689 ; object of the bill, 639 ;
it proposes to promote no national interest, 639 ; history
of the bill, 639 ; history of the bishop, 639 ; general prin-
ciple which governed the committee in reporting the
bill, 640 ; bill passed, 640.

Blaib, James, on wood for the poor of Georgetown, 807 ;
Eepresentative from South Carolina, 588 ; on South
Carolina claims, 543 ; on the claim of Mrs. Decatur, 604 ;
on the conduct of the bank, 626. See Indea>^ vol. 10.

Blaib, John, on the Buffalo and New Orleans road, 42;
Eepresentative from Tennessee, 588. See Index^ vols. 7,
8, 9, 10.

Mcmh Ballots^ shall they "be counted T—See Index, vol, 4.

Blue lights, as Signals to the Shtem/y.—See Index, vol. 5.

Book, Eatliff, Representative from Indiana, 589. See In-
dexB, vol. 10,

BOTTOK, JoBEPn, Eepresentative from New York, 538.

BoTTLDiN, Thomas F., on the Buffalo and New Orleans road,
18 ; Eepresentative from Virginia, 538 ; on the decease
of Charles C. Johnston, 740.

Botmtyjbr Fislmig YesseU. — See Index, vol. 6, DuUea, &c.

BovBNE, Thomas, evidence on the uses of salt, 163.

Beadlet, Abraham, memorial of, 264.

Bbanoh, Johk, Eepresentative from North Carolina, 588 ; on
the S. C, memorial, 562,-564. See Index, vols. 7, 8, 9, 10.

Brazil, Affairs with.— See Index, vol. 10.

Breach of Privilege.— See Index^ vols. 2, 4

Breakwater on the Dela/wao'e.^See Index, vol. 8.

Brevet Bank. — See Index, vol, 9.

Bribery.— See Index, vol. 6.

Bbiogs, George N., Eepresentative from Massachusetts,
538 ; on the apportionment bill, 552.

British Aggressions on Comm,erc6.See Index, vol. 8.

British Colonial Trade, message on, 288. See Index, vol, 9.

British Intrigues.— See Index, vol. 4.

British Minister, Conduct of.— See Index, vol. 4.

British Subjects, memorial of, 643.

British West India Trade.— See Index, vol. 6,

Bhodhiead, John, Eepresentative from New Hampshire,
688, See Index, vol. 10.

Bbodhead, John C, Eepresentative from New Tork, 638.

Bbooee, Fbanois T,, letter relative to the removal of
Washington's remains, 608.

Bbowv, B., on the Turkish commission, 232 ; Senator from
North Carolina, 847 ; on redaction of duties, 512,

BuftiAiT, John C, Eepresentative from Pennsylvania, 588.

Buchanan, James, on the memorial of Judge Peck, 25 ;
relative to Judge Peck, 29-81 ; on the impeachment of
Judge Peck, 54; supports the impeachment of Judge
Peck, 142; on attending the trial of Judge Peck, 274 ; on
the Judiciary bill, 300 ; on printing the Judiciary report,
817 ; on insolvent debtors, 335. See Index, vols. 7, 8, 9, 10.

Btickbeb, Alexahdeb, Senator from Missouri, 347 ; on Eev-
olutionary pensions, 442 ; on vaccination of the Indians,

Buffalo and N&w Orleam^ Boad. — In the House, a bill rela-
tive to, considered, 6 ; the constitutional question estab-
lished by several acts, 6 ; design to enlist sectional feelings
of Pennsylvania, 6 ; position of Pennsylvania in relation
to the general government, 6 ; cause of the continued
increase of the friends of internal improvement, 7 ; tho
sound doctrines of the old Virginia school, 7; wis-
dom of the protective tariff 7 ; the bill of Mr, Madi-
son presented in 1796, S ; it provides for surveying the
route of a road from one extreme of the then Union to
the other, 8 ; this extensive project introduced shortly
after the adoption of the Constitution, 8 ; it is said that
this bill contains a new principle, 9 ; companies cannot
execute great national works, 9 ; opinion of Monroe, 9 ;
the unequal distribution of the revenue occasioned by
the system of internal improvements, 10; this road a
part of the great system of internal improvements, 10 ;
realize their advantages during war, 10 ; expense of tho
Cumberland road, 11 ; u claim of jurisdiction by the
United States over the roads they make, 11 ; beneficial
consequences of the bill, 12.

What was unconstitutional when New Tork applied
for aid, has, by a change of time and men, become con-
stitutional now, 12 ; attempt of the government to com-
pel tho canal boats of New Tork to pay transit duty,
18 ; definition of the word establish, 13 ; when did State
decisions or State rights succeed in opposition to the
constructive powers of this government ? 14 ; the exer-
cise of this right is unjust and unequal in its operation,
14 ; the utility of this gigantic project, 14 ; it is said to
be a part of the American system, 15 ; two situations iu
which governments, like individuals, are frequently un-
just, 15, , •
This system of legislation is cruel, uiyust, and oppres-
sive, 15 ; it is said that Congress, by its enactments, has
settled the constitutional power of the government in
relation to internal improvements, 16 ; the title of the
bill is wrong, 16 ; it is not a road which the interest of
tho country calls for, 16 ; this appropriation of fifteen
hundred dollars is but the beginning of the expenditure
17 ; tho operation of this scheme, 18,

Anxiety with which tho proceedings of this Congress
are regarded, 18 ; the Southern country regards itself as
unequally taxed, 18 ; shalj the entire paymeut of the
public debt give us no relief? 19; if this bill passes, it
shows the purpose of the Government to keep up tho
present giinding oppression of the South, 19 ; the South
is convinced that its oppression arises from tho exercise
of unlawful power, 19,

Surprising to see gentlemen denying the constitutional
power who admit constructions of a more evil or dan-
gerous tendency, 20 ; the purchase of Louisiana, 20 ; a
great and splendid Government, 20; to what are we to
attribute the indomitable spirit of England? 21; feel-
ings of the people on the proposed routes, 88; their
meetings, 88; the principles and details of the bill



objectionable, 39; constituonta jealous of the assumed
ovorgrown and increasing powers of this Government,
39; this bill is the most daring attempt upon State
jariadiction and authority that was eyer before Con-
gress, 40; the passage of this bill is unnecessary, 41;
amendment moved, 42 ; organization of the Committee
of Internal Improvements, 42; the location 5f the
road charged as a combination of the Committee, 42 ;
explanation, 42; other amendments moved, 43; bill
rejected, 48. See Ind^ voL 10.

Bttllakd, H. a., Eepresontativo from Indiana, 539,

Btted, Geoege, Eepresentative from Pennsylvania, 638 ; on
rechartering the banfe, T51.

BvEGESS, Tristram, on the Turkish mission, 840 ; Repre-
sentative from Massachusetts, 538; on the South Caro-
lina memorial, 563 ; on the South Carolina claims, 596.
See Ind&B^ vols. 8, 9, 10.

BuKWET, Jacob, on the national road in Ohio, 239-243. See
Index^ vol. 10.

BurvMg of the IMrary of Congress.-rSee Index^ vol. 5.

BufiTON, CoL. F. "W"., communication on alum salt, 167.


Cahoon, "William, Eepresentative from Vermont, 538. See
Index, vol. 10.

Calhoub-, John C, letter relative to the removal of "Wash-
ington's remains, 594. See Index, vols. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10.

Cambreleng, CntTBCHiLL C, on the pay of members, 4; on
the culture of silk, 72 ; on reference of President's mes-
sage, 272 ; reports on trade with the Danish Islands, 343 ;
Bepresentativo from New York, 538; on minimum du-
ties, 560 ; on the TariflF bill, 741. See Index^ vols. 8, 9, 10.

Ccmadicm Eefuffees.^See Index, vols. 2, 5.

Canal around Muscle ShoaZs, — See Index^ vol. 9.

Canal in H^mois. — See Index, vol. 9.

Caraocaa, ReUef of. — See Index, vol. 4.

Garb, Joiin, Eepresentative from Indiana, 539.

Cabr, Overton, chosen doorkeeper of the House, 540.

Care, "W. C, witness on the trial of Judge Peck, 136.

Carbon, Samitel P., on the expenses of impeachment, 804 ;
on the Turkish mission, 341 ; Eepresentative from North
Carolina, 588 ; on minimum duties, 560; on the South
Carolina memorial, 563 ; on the claim of Mrs. Decatur,
598. See Index, vols. 8, 9, 10.

Ca/ucu8, Congressional.— See Index, vol. 5, and Index, vol.
7, Amendmenta to the ConatiiuUon.

Cenma, Fifth.— ^ess&gQ to the House, 283; object of the
bill to provide for feilures, 284; bill ordered to third
reading, 284.

CnAMBEES, E. F., on the punishment of duelling, 193, 225 ;
Senator from Maryland, 347 ; on the Colonization So-
ciety, 438 ; on the expenses of the Government, 449. See
Index, vols. 8, 9, 10.

Chandler, Thomas, Eepresentative from New Hampshire,

Chaplain, Meciion of, 274.

Charges dea Affairea, appointment of — See Index, vol. 9.

Charitable Objects.— See Index, vol. 1.

Charless, Edwaep, witness on the trial of -Judge Peck, 134.

CliOrSe, Judge, official cond'uct and trial of—See Index,
vol. 3.

Cheaapeahe, frigate, attack on.Se6 Indece, vol, S.

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.— See Index, vol. 10.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. — See Ind&x, vols. 8, 9, 10,

CHiLroN, Thomas, on the salt duty, 87; on the culture of
silk, 93 ; on reference of the President's message, 270 ;
on mileage of members, 282 ; on duty on salt, 317. See
Index, vol. 10.

Chinn, Joseph "W., Eepresentative from Virginia, 538.

Choatb, Eufub, Eepresentative from Massachusetts, 588 ; on
the reduction of duties, 713.

Chocta/u) Lam.ds, Emyroaclvm&nts on.— See Indeai, vol. 9.

Cholera, Aalaiic.—ln the House, a resolution, relative to
taking steps to check the progress of the cholera, &c.,
considered, 740 ; unconstitutional, useless, 741.
Claiborne, Nathaniel H., Eepresentative from Virginia,
538. See Index, vol. 10.

Claim -4£767ici6s.— Intho Senate, an appropriation for agents

at .Paris and London considered, 447; origin of the

agencies, 447 ; appointments unauthorized, 447 ; further

remarks, 447.

Clarke, Matthew St. Claie, chosen clerk, 539. See Index

vol. 10.
Clay, Clement C, on the memorial of Judge Peck, 24-30;
on relief to laud purchasers, 320 ; Eepresentative from
Alabama, 589. See Index, vol. 10.

Clay, Henry, Senator from Kentucky, 347; on the reduc-
tion of duties, 882 ; on removal of Washington's remains,
895; on the reduction of duties, 426; on unclaimed
dividends, 436 ; on the apportionment bills, 436 ; on the
Colonization Society, 437, 438 ; on the mission to Guate-
mala, 443; on the mission to Belgium, 444, 445; on
claim agencies, 447 ; on referring the distribution hill,
456; on distribution of proceeds of land sales, 492; on
discriminating duties with Spain, 496 ; on a statue of
Washington, 497 ; on privileges of Senate officers, 497 ;
on a day of humiliation, 498 ; on distribution of pro-
ceeds of land sales, 509 ; on the bank veto, 531. See
Index, vols. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Clayton, John M., on the post-office investigation, 181 ; on
the post-office department, 265 ; Senator from Delaware,
847 ; on the apportionment bill, 412 ; on amendments to
the bank charter, 482 ; on the bank veto, 529. See In-
dex, vol. 10,

Clayton, Thomas, on the conduct of the bank, 605 ; on dis-
content at the-South, 724; on rechartering the bank, 747.

Clerh of the Mouse.^See Index, vol. 10.

Coaat SuT'vey. — In the House, a bill relative to, considered,
700 ; when first contemplated, 700 ; two methods recom-
mended for the survey, 700; chronometric made the
cheapest, 700 ; sixty years required to complete it by tri-
angulation, 700 ; note, 701. See Index, vols. 3, 9.

Cod Fisheries.— See Index, vols. 1, 2, and Index, vol. 5, 2>«-
tiea on Imports.

Coins, Foreign. — In the House, a report and bill relative to,
835. See Index, vols. 6, 7.

Coke, Eiohaed, Jr., Eepresentative from Virginia, 538 ; on
the colonization of free blacks, 565; on removal of
Washington's remains, 584; on the silk culture, 692.
See Index, vol. 10.

Collection I>iatriGts, Western.^See Index, vol. 8.

Collier, John A., Eepresentative from New York, 538.

Colombia, Minister to. — In the House, the salary of, con-
sidered, 602; avowed object of the Government to dis-
continue the appointment of a minister, 602 ; the Gov-
ernment dissolved, 603 ; the sum asked for should be
appropriated, 608; the Government has no existencej
to which we are sending a minister, 603,

ColonizaUon Society. — In the Senate, memorials relative
to, 437 ; powers of the General Government, 487; avow-
als of the advocates of the scheme, 437 ; question of the
power to make an appropriation, 437; remarks, 488;
memorial laid on the table, 439. See Index, vol. 9.

Columbia Rvser.-See Ind&x, vol's. 7, 8, 10.

Commerce of the United States. — See Index, vols. 1, 8.

Commerce of the West^See Index, vol. 10.

Compensation of Members.—See Index, vols. 5 and 10,
Pa/y of M&inbera.

Cojnp&naation of President am,d Vice President — See In-
dex, vols. 1, 2.



OoHDiOT, liEwis, Kepresentative from Ne^w Jersey, 53S.
See iTideiD, vols. 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.

CoNDicT,. Silas, Kepresentative from New Jersey, 538.

GoNKEB, Henet W., Eepresentative from North Carolina,
538. See Indeto, vol, 10. ,

ConteTTi^t, Judicial.— In the House, a resolution relative to
the expediency of defining all offences which may be
punished as contempts in the United States Courts,
807 ; resolution agreed to, S08.

contested Election. — See Indm^ vols. 1, 8, 7.

Contmgent Mapenses. — See Index, vols. 2, 8.

C<mtract8, Govermn^tt.—See Index, vol. 8.

Controversies between States.—See Index, vol, 5,

Convoy 8y8t&ni.^Se6 Index, vol. 4.

Cooke, Bates, Eepresentative from New York, 538.

CooKE, Eletttheetts, Eepresentative from Ohio, 588.

CooPEE, EiCHABD M., Eepresentativo from New Jersey, 588.
Se6 Ind&a, vol. 10.

Cordage, djrambach on.— See Index, vol. 7.

CoEWiN, Thomas, Eepresentative from Ohio, 589.

Costa of Sidt hy Patenteea.—See Index, voL 7.

CoTHiLi., Chakles G., evidence on the uses of salt, 164,

OouLTEE, EiOHAED, ou Suuday mails, 275 ; Eepresentative
from Pennsylvania, 538 ; on arresting Houston, 645. See
Index, vols. 9, 10.

CsAia, EoBBBT, Eepresentative from Virginia, 588; on
subscribing for the Eegister of Debates, 738. See Index,
vol. 10.

Ceane, Joseph H., Eepresentative from Ohio, 538 ; on the
case of Samuel Houston, 678. See Index, vol. 10.

Ceawfoed, Thomas H., Kepresentative from Pennsylvania,
588 ; on the appointment bill, 568 ; on post-office con-
tracts, 663. See Index, vol. 10.

Creek Indian 27egotiation.—See Index, vol. 8.

Ceeightoh-, William, Jr., Eepresentative from Ohio, 588.
See Index, vol. 9, 10.

Crimes against the United States,— See Md&o, vol, 8, P&nal
LanjDS of the United States.

Cuba, eanigramts from.~8ee Index, vol. 4.

Cu^a, its importance to the United States.— See Index,
vol. 9, Panama Mission,

Cumb&rland Biv&r.-See Index, vol. 8.

Owml>erla/nd Poad, in Ohio. — In the Senate, a bill declaring
the assent of Congress to an act of Ohio, 289 ; an act for
the preservation of the road, 239 ; provides for the col-
lection of a moderate toll for repairs, 239 ; its provisions
reasonable and just, 240 ; to vote for this bill does not
commit us to any point on the question of internal im-
provement, 240 ; the bill stops short in the cession of the
road to Ohio, 240 ; two objections to the bill as it now.
stands, 241 ; Congress does not possess the power pro-
posed to be given to Ohio, 241 ; jurisdiction to be ^ven

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