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Michigan. — Lewis Cass, Alpheus Felch.
Texas.— Ihomaa J. Rusk, Sam Houston.
Wisconsin. — Henry Dodge, Isaac P. Walker,
/oujo.— George W. Jones, Augustus C. Dodge.



Forty-one Senators appeared in their seats.

The Hon. Millaed Fillmore, Vice President
of the United States and President of the Sen-
ate, took the chair.

Mr. Underwood presented the credentials of
the Hon. Henet Clat, elected a Senator by
the Legislature of Kentucky for the term of

LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRE-
SENTATIVES.

jlfame.— Thomas J. D. Fuller, Elbridge Gerry, Rufus
K. Goodenow, Nathaniel S. Littlefield, John Otis, Cullen
Sawtelle, Charles Stetson.

New Hampshire. — Harry Hibbard, Charles H. Peaslee,
Amos Tuck, James Wilson.

Vermont. — William Hebard, William Henry, James
Meacham, Lucius B. Peck.

Massachusetts. — Charles Allen, George Ashmun, James
H. Duncan, Orin Fowler, Joseph Grinnell, Daniel P. King,
Horace Mann, Julius Rockwell, Robert 0. Winthrop —
vacancy.

Rhode Jsland.Saihaa F. Dixon, George G. King.

Connecticut. — Walter Booth, Thomas B. Butler, Chaun-
cey F. Cleveland, Loren P. Waldo.

New York. — Henry P. Alexander, George R. Andrews,
Henry Bennett, David A. Bokee, George Briggs, James
Brooks, Lorenzo Burrows, Charles B. Clarke, Harmon S.
Conger, William Duer, Daniel Gott, Herman D. Gould,
Ransom Halloway, William T. Jackson, John A. King,
Preston King, Orsamus B. Matteson, Thomas McKissock,
WilUam Nelson, J. Phillips Phoenix, Harvey Putnam,
Gideon Reynolds, Elijah Risley, Robert L. Rose, David
Eumsey, Jr., William A. Sackett, ATlraham M. Bchermer-
horn, John L. Schoolcraft, Peter H. Silvester, Elbridge G.
Spanlding, John R. Thurman, Walter Underbill, Hiram
Walden, Hugh White.

New Jersey.- Anire-w K. Hay, James G. King, William
A. Newell, John Van Dyke, Isaac Wildrick.

Penrtsylvania.-Cheeier Butler, Samuel Calvin, Joseph
Casey, Joseph R. Chandler, Jesse C. Dickey, Milo M.



352



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December, 1849.]



Mlectimi of Speaker.



[31ST COHO.



six years, commencing the fourth day of March,
1849 ; which were read, and the oath pre-
scribed by law was administered to Mr. Olat,
and he took Ms seat in the Senate.

Mr. Mangtjm presented the credentials of the
Hon. James Shields, of Illinois, elected a Sen-
ator by the Legislature of Illinois for the term
of six years, commencing on the fourth day of
March, 1849 ; which were read, and the oath
prescribed by law was administered to Mr.
Shields, and he took his seat in the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Stuegeon, ordered that
the Secretary of the Senate acquaint the House
of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate
has assembled, and that the Senate is ready to
proceed to business.

Mr. Dodge, of Iowa, submitted the following
resolution, which was considered by unani-
mous consent, and agreed to :

Resolved, That each Senator be supplied during
the present session with newspapers, as heretofore,
not exceeding the cost of four daily newspapers.

On motion of Mr. Mangum, the Sentate ad-
journed.



HOUSE or EEPEESENTATITES.

Monday, December 3.

Pursuant to the provision of the Constitution
of the United States, which declares that " Con-
gress shall assemble at least once in every year,

Dimmick, John Freedley, Alfred Q-ilmore, Moaes Hamp-
ton, John W. Howe, Lewis O. Levin, Job Hann, James
X. McLanahan, Henry D. Moore, Henry Nes, Andrew J.
Ogle, Charles W. Pitman, Robert K. Beed, John Kobbins,
Jr., Thomas Robs, Thaddeus Stevens, William Strong,
James Thompson, David 'Wilmot,

Delaware,— Soixa "W. Houston.

Maryland.— 'Rvihaxi I. Bowie, Alexander Evans, 'Wil-
liam T. Hamilton, Edward Hammond, John B. Kerr,
Robert M. McLane.

Virginia. — Thomas H. Averett, Thomas H. Baly, James
M. H. Beale, Thomas S. Bocock, Henry A. Edmundson,
Thomas S. Haymond, Alexander R. Halladay, James Mc-
Dowell, Fayette McMullen, Richard K. Meade, John S.
Millson, Jeremiah Morton, Eiohard Parker, Paulus Powell,
James A. Seddon.

North CaroKreo.— 'William S. Ashe, Joseph P. Caldwell,
Thomas L. Cllngman, John R. J. Daniel, Edmnnd De.
berry, David Outlaw, Augustine H. Shepperd, Edward
Stanly, Abraham 'W. Venable.

South CoroZmu. —Armistead Burt, 'William P. Colcook,
Isaac E. Holmes, John McQueen, James L. Orr, Danlei
'Wallace, Joseph A. 'Woodward.

Georgia.— Howell Cobb, Thomas C. Hackett, Hugh A.
Haralson, Thomas Butler King, Allen F. Owen, Alexan-
der H. Stephens, Robert Toombs, Marshall J. 'Wellborn.

-AfaSoma.— Albert J. Alston, Eranklin 'W. Bowdon,
'Williamson R. 'W. Cobb, Sampson "W. Harris, Henry W.
HilUard, David Hubbard, Samuel 'W. Inge.

Mississippi.— Mhert G. Brown, 'Winfleld S. Featherston,
■William Mc'Willio, Jacob Thompson.

Louisiana. — Charles M. Conrad, John H. Harmanson,
Emile La SiSre, Isaac B. Morse.

OMo.— Joseph Cable, Lewis D. Campbell, David K.



and such meeting shall be on the first Monday
in December, unless they shall, by law, appoint
a different day," the House of Representatives
assembled this day.

Precisely at the hour of twelve, meridian,
the House was called to order by Thomas J.
■Campbell, Esq., Clerk of the House of Repre-
sentatives of the 30th Congress. And, agree-
ably to usage, the Clerk proceeded to call the
roll of Members in the order of the States and
Territories. Before doing so, he stated that,
in discharging this duty, he should call the
names of such members as, from prima fcusie
evidence before him, he was satisfied had been
elected.

The roll having been called, it appeared that
223 Members had answered to their names.

The Oleek having announced that a major-
ity of the whole number of Members elected
had answered to their names,

Mr. BoTD moved that the House do now
proceed to the election of Speaker, lowa wee.

No objection having been made —

The House proceeded to the election of a
Speaker.

The Cleek announced the following Mem-
bers as tellers to count the vote : Mr. Hilliaed,
of Alabama; Mr. Steong, of Pennsylvania;
Mr. DuBB, of New York; Mr. Millbe, of
Ohio.

The roll having been called in alphabetical
order, the following was declared to be the re-
sult of the ballot :



Carlter, Moses B. Corwin, John Crowell, David T. Disney,
Nathan Evans, Joshua R. Giddings, Moses Hoagland,
'William F. Hunter, John K. Miller, Jonathan D. Morris,
Edson B. Olds, Emery D. Potter, Joseph M. Boot, Robert
C. Schenck, Charles Sweetser, John L. Taylor, Samuel F.
Vinton, 'William A. 'Whittlesey, Amos E. 'Wood.

Kentucky. — Linn Boyd, Daniel Breck, George A. Cald-
well, James L. Johnson, Humphrey Marshall, John C.
Mason, Finis E. McLean, Charles S. Morehead, Richard
H, Stanton, John B. Thompson.

Tenwessee.— Josiah M. Anderson, Andrew Ewlng, Mere-
dith P. Gentry, Isham G. Harris, Andrew Johnson, George
"W. Jones, John H. Savage, Frederick P. Stanton, James
H. Thomas, Albert G. "Watkins, Christopher H. 'Wil-
liams.

Indiana. — Nathaniel Albertson, "William J. Brown, Cy-
rus L. Dunham, Graham N. Fitch, 'Willis A Gorman,
Andrew J. Harlan, George "W. Julian, Joseph E. McDon-
ald, Edward 'W. MeGaughey, John L. Robinson.

iZKnois.— Edvrard D. Baker, 'William H. Bissell, Thomas
L. Harris, John A. McOlernand, 'William A. Richardson,
John 'Wentworth, Timothy R. Young.

il^issouri.— 'William V. N. Bay, James B. Bowlin, James
S. Green, 'Willard P. Hall, John S. Phelps.

Arkansas.— BxybQxi "W. Johnson.

Michigan.— ^ias\ey S. Bingham, Alexander 'W. Buel]
'William Sprague.

Florida.—!^ Carrington Cabell.

Texas.— Yo\aey E. Howard, David S. Kaufman.

/oico.— Shepherd LefSer, 'William Thompson.
WjsoojMfn.— Orsamus Cole, James D. Doty, Charles
Durkee.
Oregon.-B. R. Thurston.

Minnesota. — Henry H. Sibley.



DEBATES OF CONGRESS.



353



1st Sess.]



Election of Speaker.



[December, 1849.



103

96

8



Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, received .
Mr.Wintlirop, of Massachusetts
Mr. David WUmot, of Pennsylvftnia .
Mr. Meredith P. Gentry, of Tennessee
Mr. Horace Mann, of Massachusetts
Mr. James Thompson, of Pennsylvania
Mr. Chaunoey F. Cleveland, of Conn.
Mr. James A. Seddon, of Virginia .
Mr. James L. Orr, of South Carolina .
Mr. David T. Disney, of Ohio
Mr. Joseph M. Eoot, of Ohio



221

No gentleman having received a majority of
the whole number, the House again proceeded
to vote.

The roll was then called a second time, when
the tellers reported that the whole number of
votes given was 221 ; necessary to a choice
111 ; of which —



Ml'. Cobb, of Georgia, rece:

Mr. Winthrop

Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Gentry .

Mr. Horace Mann

Mr. James Thompson

Mr. Cleveland .

Mr. Seddon .

Mr. Disney

Mr. Durkee .

Mr. P. P. Stanton

Mr. Woodward

No choice.



ved



102
96
8
6
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

221



The roll was then called a third time, when
the tellers reported that the whole number of
votes given was 221 ; necessary to a choice
111 ; of which —



Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, rece;

Mr. "Winthrop

Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Gentry .

Mr. Cleveland .

Mr. Horace Mann .

Mr. James Thompson

Mr. Potter

Mr. Meade

Mr. Seddon .

Mr. Tuck .

Mr. F. P. Stanton .

No choice.



ved



102
96
7
6
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1

221



The House then again proceeded to vote for
Speaker.

The roll was then called a fourth time, when
the tellers reported that the whole namber of
votes given was 221 ; necessary to a choice
111 ; of which —

Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, received . . 102

Mr. Winthrop 96

Mr. Cleveland 2

Mr. Wilmot 7

Mr. Gentry 6

Vol, XVI.— 23



Mr. Horace Mann .

Mr. Seddon

Mr. James Thompson

Mr. Potter

Mr. Booth .

Mr. Frederick P. Stanton

No choice.



2
2
1
1
1
1

221



Tuesday, December 4.

At 12 o'clock, M., the House was called
to order by Thomas J. Campbell, Esq, Clerk
of the House of Eepresentatives of the 30th
Congress.

The Journal of yesterday was read and ap-
proved.

Yote for Speaker.

Mr. BoTD, of Kentucky, moved that the
House do now proceed to ballot for Speaker.

(Several Voices : Vote — not ballot.)

Mr. White said he would like to understand
that question.

Mr. Boyd said he intended, of course, that
the House should vote, according to usage,
vivaiioce.

The question was then taken, and decided in
the affirmative, without a division.

So the House again proceeded to vote for
Speaker.

Mr. HiLLiAED, of Alabama ; Mr. Steonw, of
Pennsylvania ; Mr. Duee, of New York ; and
Mr. MiLLEE, of Ohio, resumed their seats at
the Clerk's table as tellers to count the vote.

The roll was called for the fifth time, when
the tellers reported that the whole number of
votes given in was 224 ; necessary to a choice
113 ; of which—



Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, received
Mr. Winthrop ....
Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Gentry ....
Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts
Mr. Richardson
Mr. Cleveland .
Mr. Potter ....
Mr. Haralson ...
Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee
Mr. Thompson, of Pennsylvania
Mr. Eoot ....



102
96
10
6
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1

224



No gentleman having received a majority
of the whole number, the House again pro-
ceeded to vote.

The roll was then called a sixth time, when
the tellers reported that the whole number of
votes given in was 224 ; necessary to a choice
113 : of which—



Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, received

Mr. Winthrop

Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Gentry ....



101
97



354



ABRIDGMENT OF THE



Decbmeer, 1849.]



Election of Speaker.



[31sT Cong.



Mr. Mann, of Massaclrasetts . . 3

Mr. Potter 2

Mr. Richardson .... 2

Mr. Thompson, of Pennsylvania . 1

Mi: Cleveland 1

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 1

Mr. Julian 1

No choice. 224

The roll was then called a seventh time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 224 ; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which —
Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, received . . 100
Mr. "Winthrop .... 97

Mr. Wilmot 9

Mr. Gentry 6

Mr. Potter 3

Mr. Richardson .... 3

Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts . . 3

Mr. Boyd 1

Mr. Allen 1

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 1

Mr. Cleveland 1

No choice. 224

The roll was then called the eighth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given was 224; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which —
Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, received . .99
Mr. Winthrop .... 97

Mr. Wilmot 9

Mr. Gentry 6

Mr. Potter 4

Mr. Maim, of Massachusetts . . 2

Mr. Richardson 2

Mr. Boyd 1

Mr. Bayly 1

Mr. Cleveland .... 1

Mr. Howe 1

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 1



No choice.



224



No gentleman having received a majority
of the whole number, the House again pro-
ceeded to vote.

The roll was then called a ninth time, when

the tellers reported that the whole number of

votes given in was 224 ; necessary to a choice

113; of which—

Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, received . . 100

Mr. Winthrop .... 97

Mr. Wilmot 8

Mr. Gentry 6

Mr. Potter 4

Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts . . 2
Mr. Richardson .... 2

Mr. Cleveland .... 1

Mr. Durkee 1

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 1

Mr. Boyd 1

Mr. Johnson, of Arkansas . . 1



The House then again proceeded to vote for

Speaker.

The roU was then called a tenth time, when

the tellers reported that the whole number of

votes given in was 224 ; necessary to a choice

113; of which—
Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, received . . 99
Mr. Winthrop .... 97

Mr. Wilmot 9

Mr. Gentry 6

Mr. Potter 4

Mr. Richardson .... 3

Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts . . 2
Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 2

Mr. Cleveland 1

Mr. Durkee 1

224

There was no choice.

And then, on motion by Mr. JoHSfsON, of
Arkansas, the House adjourned until 12 o'clock
to-morrow.



IN SENATE.
Wednesday, December 6.
Mr. Mansum. ■ I have in my hand a resolu-
tion which I will send to the Secretary's table,
in order that it may be read, and I hope that it
will be, by unanimous consent, acted upon im-
mediately. It proposes to give aid to the Pres-
ident of this body in the discharge of the multi-
farious duties devolving upon him. I will re-
mark that it is not without precedent. During
the whole period that Colonel Richard M.
Johnson filled the ofBce of Vice President and
President of this body, he was allowed a clerk,
and' the oflBce was not dispensed with until a
President pro tempore was elected. Indeed, it
was not until I had the honor to discharge the
duties of that ofiBce that the employment of a
clerk was deemed unnecessary. I will remark,
in addition, that the Vice President is suffering
from an affection of the eyes, which renders
it impossible for him to read or write by
candlelight.
The resolution was read as follows :

Resolved, That the Vice President be authorized
to employ a clerk during the present sessiOD, and
that such clerk be paid the same rate of compensa-
tion as heretofore paid to persons employed in that
capacity.

The resolution was agreed to.



No choice.



224



HOUSE OE RBPEESENTATIVKS.

Wednesday, December 5.

The House was called to order at twelve
o'clock.

The Journal of yesterday was read and ap-
proved.

Vote for Speaker.
On motion of Mr. Boyd, the House again
proceeded to vote for Speaker.



DEBATES OF CONGEESS.



355



lai Sbss.]



Election of Speaker.



[December, 1849.



Mr. HiLLiAED, of Alabama ; Mr. Strong, of
Pennsylvania; Mr. Dtjeb, of New York; and
Mr. MiLLEE, of Ohio, resumed their seats at
the desk, to act as tellers to count the vote.

The House then again proceeded to vote for
Speaker.

The roU was then called the eleventh time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 223 ; necessary to a
choice 112 ; of which —



Mr. Oobb, of Georgia, received

Mr. Winthrop

Mr. Boot ....

Mr. Gentry .

Mr. Potter

Mr. Eichardson.

Mr. Cleveland .

Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee .

Mr. King, of New York .

Mr. Allen ....

Mr. Venable .



97
7
6
4
4
2
2
1
1
1
1

223

No gentleman having received a majority of
the whole number, the House again proceeded
to vote.

The roU was then called a twelfth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 223 ; necessary to a
choice 112 ; of which —
. Mr. Cobb, of Georgia, received . . 97
Mr. "Winthrop .... 97

Mr. Eoot 7

Mr. Gentry ..... 5

Mr. Potter 5

Mr. Eichardson .... 4

Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts . . 2
Mr. Cleveland .... 2

Mr. Harmanson 1

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee . . 1

Mr. Allen 1

Mr. Booth 1

223

No gentleman having received a majority of
the whole number, the House again proceeded
to vote.

Th6 roll was then called a thirteenth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 223 ; necessary to a
choice 112 ; of which — ■
Mr. Winthrop received ,- . .98
Mr. Cobb, of Georgia ... 93

Mr. Potter 9

Mr. Eoot 7

Mr. Eichardson 6

Mr. Gentry . . . , . 5

Mr. Cleveland 2

Mr. Allen 1

Mr. Harris, of Alabama ... 1
Mr. Mann, of Massachusetts . . 1



No choice.



223



The roU was then called the fourteenth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given was 223 ; necessary to a
choice 112 ; of which —



Mr. Cobb, of Georgia


. 89


Mr. Potter . . . .


10


Mr. Eichardson


. 8


Mr. Eoot . . . .


7


Mr. Gentry


. 5


Mr. Cleveland


3


Mr. Allen ....


. 1


Mr. Kau&nan . . . .


1



No choice. 223

On motion of Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi,

the House then adjourned until to-morrow at

12 o'clock.



IN SENATE.

TBTcnRSDAT, December 6.

Mr. Calhotw presented the credentials of
the Hon. Jekemiah Clemens, elected a Senator
by the Legislature of the State of Alabama, to
supply the vacancy occasioned by the decease
of the Hon. Dixon H. Lewis ; which were read,
and the oath prescribed by law was adminis-
tered to him, and he took his seat in the
Senate.



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Thuebdat, December 6.
The House was called to order at 12 o'clock,
by Thomas J. Campbell, Esq., Clerk of the
late House of Eepresentatives,

The Journal of yesterday was read and ap-
proved.

Vote for Speaker.

On motion of Mr. ■Wbntwoeth, the House
again proceeded to vote for Speaker.

Messrs. Hilliaed of Alabama, Steong of
Pennsylvania, Ddee of New York, and Millee
of Ohio, resumed their seats at the Clerk's
table, as tellers, to count the vote.

The roll was then called a fifteenth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 225 ; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which —
Mr. Winthrop received . . .101
Mr. Cobb, of Georgia ... 89

Mr. Potter 10

Mr. Eichardson .... 9

Mr. Tuck 7

Mr. Gentry 5

Mr. Cleveland 2

Mr. AUen 1

Mr. Bocock 1

No choice. 225

The roll was then called for the sixteenth
time, when the tellers reported that the whole



356



ABEIDGMENT OP THE



Decbmbeb, 1849.]



Election qfSpeaJcer.



[31sT Cong.



number of votes given in was 226 ;
to a choice 113 ; of which —



necessary



Mr. Winthrop received


. 100


Mr. Cobb, of Georgia .


rs


Mr. Richardson .


. 19


Mr. Potter . . . .


16


Mr. Tuck ....


. 8


Mr. Gentry . . . .


5


Mr. Cleveland .


. 2


Mr. Daniel . . . .


1


Mr. Boot ....


. 1


No choice.


225



The roll was then called the seventeenth
time, when the tellers reported that the whole
number of votes given was 225 ; necessary to
a choice 113 ; of which —



Mr. "Winthrop received
Mr. Oobb, of Georgia
Mr. Eichardson '.
Mr. Potter .
Mr. Tuck .
Mr. Gentry .
Mr. MoOlernand
Mr. Cleveland
Mr. Allen .
Mr. Burt

No choice.



100

66

25

17

8

6

1

1

1

1

225



The roll was called the eighteenth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 225 ; necessary to a
choice 113 : of which —



100

63

26

18

9

6

1

1

1

1

225
There was no choice ;

"When, on motion of Mr. Levin, the House
adjourned till to-morrow, at 12 o'clock.



Mr. Winthrop received
Mr. Cobb, of Georgia
Mr. Eichardson .
Mr. Potter
Mr. Tuck .
Mr. Gentry .
Mr. Cleveland .
Mr. 'Wellborn
Mr. McClemand
Mr. Preston King .



Feidat, December 7.
Vote for Speaker.

The House again proceeded to vote for
Speaker.

Messrs. Hilliaed of Alabama, Stbon& of
Pennsylvania, Ditee of New York, and Millbe
of Ohio, resumed their seats at the Clerk's
table as tellers to count the vote.

The roU was then called the nineteenth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given waa 225 ; necessary to a
choice 118 ; of which —



Mr. Winthrop received

Mr. Cobb, of Georgia .

Mr. Eichardson .

Mr. Potter

Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Gentry .

Mr. Stanton, of Tennessee

Mr. Bowdon .

Mr. McClemand

Mr. Booth . . .

No choice.



101

63

29

15

8

5

1

1

1

1

225



The roll was called for the twentieth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 225 ; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which —



Mr. Winthrop received


. 102


Mr. Cobb, of Georgia .


62


Mr. Eichardson .


. 28


Mr. Potter ....


18


Mr. Wilmot


. 7


Mr. Gentry ....


5


Mr. Featherston


. 1


Mr. McClemand


1


Mr. Booth ....


. 1


No choice.


225



The roU was called the twenty-first time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given in was 225 ; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which —



Mr. Winthrop received


. 102


Mr. Cobb, of Georgia .


66


Mr. Eichardson .


. 23


Mr. Potter ....


19


Mr. Wilmot


. 7


Mr. Gentry ....


5


Mr. Hall ....


. 1


Mr. McClemand .


1


Mr. Booth ....


. 1


No choice.


225



The roU was then called the twenty-second
time, when the tellers reported that the whole
number of votes given was 225 ; necessary to
a choice 113 ; of which —

Mr. Winthrop received . . . 102

Mr. Cobb, of Georgia ... 65

Mr. Eichardson 23

Mr. Potter 18

Mr. Wihnot 7

Mr. Gentry 5

Mr. Strong 2

Mr. Morse 1

Mr. McClemand .... 1

Mr. Booth 1

No choice. 225

The House adjourned until to-morrow at
12 o'clock.



DEBATES OP CONGRESS.



357



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Election of Speaker.



[Dkcembee, 1849.



IN SENATE.

Saturday, December 8.

The Senate met at 12 o'clock, pursuant to
adjournment.

Mr. Pbakok presented the credentials of the
Hon. David Stewaet, appointed a Senator by
the Governor of the State of Maryland, to fill
the vacancy created by the resignation of the
Hon. Revbedt Johnson ; which were read,
and the oath prescribed by law was submitted
to Mr. Stewaet, and he took his seat in the
Senate.

After a brief interval, there being no busi-
ness before the Senate —

On motion, the Senate adjourned.



HOUSE OF EEPEESBNTATIVES.

Sattjedat, December 8.
Vote for Speaker.

On motion by Mr. "Wentwoeth, the House
agaiji proceeded to vote for Speaker, viva wee.

Messrs. Hilliaed of Alabama, Steong of
Pennsylvania, Dtjee of New York, and Millee
of Ohio, resumed their seats at the Clerk's
table, as tellers, to count the vote.

The roll was then called the twenty-third
time, when the tellers reported that the whole
nnmljer of votes given was 225 ; necessary to
a choice 113 ; of which —

Mr. 'Winthrop received



Mr. Oobb, of Georg;

Mr. Potter

Mr. Richardson

Mr. Wilmot

Mr. Miller

Mr. Strong

Mr. Gentry .

Mr. Bayly .

Mr. McDowell

Mr. Boyd .

Mr. Disney .

Mr. McGlernand

Mr. Meade

Mr. Thomas

Mr. Thompson, of Pennsylvania

Mr. Inge

Mr. Booth

No choice.



102
31
29
23
7
5
6
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1

225



The roU was then called the twenty-fourth
time, when the tellers reported that the whole
number of votes given was 224 ; necessary to
a choice 113 ; of which —

Mr. Winthrop received . . .102

Mr. Potter 40

Mr. Oobb, of Georgia . . .16
Mr. Richardson , . . . 16

Mr. Boyd 14

Mr. Miller 8

Mr. Wilmot Y

Mr. Strong 5

Mr. Gentry 5



Mr. Bayly
Mr. Meade
Mr. McDowell
Mr. Disney
Mr. Thomas .
Mr. Green
Mr. McGlernand
Mr. Booth .



No choice. 226

The roll was then called a twenty-fifth time,
when the tellers reported that the whole num-
ber of votes given was 225 ; necessary to a
choice 113 ; of which—
Mr. Winthrop received . . . 102

Mr. Potter 48

Mr. Boyd 22

Mr. Richardson . . . . 13
Mr. Oobb, of Georgia ... 9

Mr. MiUer 8

_ Mr. Wilmot 8

'Mr. Gentry 5

Mr. McGlernand .... 2

Mr. Bayly 2

Mr. Booth 1

Mr. Brown, of Indiana ... 1

Mr. Inge i

Mr. McDowell .... 1

Mr. Meade 1

Mr. Thomas 1

Mr. Wallace i



No choice.



225



Mr. Haealson rose and said, that as this
was Saturday, and as there was little or no
probability that a Speaker could be elected to-
day, he would move that the House adjourn
until Monday, at 12 o'clock, M. (Ories of



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