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FROM GALES AND SEATON'S ANNALS OF CONGRESS; FROM THEIR
REGISTER OF DEBATES ; AND FROM THE OFFICIAL
REPORTED DEBATES, BY JOHN C. RIVES.
THE AUTHOR OF THE THIRTY YEARS' VIEW.
ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
EIGHTH CONGRESS. FIRST SESSION.
BEGUN AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 17, 1803.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THOMAS JEFFERSON.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.*
Monday, October 17, 1803.
proceeded to the election of a President, pro The first session of the eighth Congress, con- tem., as the constitution provides, and the balformably to the Constitution of the United States, lots being collected and counted, the whole commenced at the city of Washington, agreea- number was found to be twenty-nine, of which bly to the Proclamation of the President of the fifteen make a majority. Mr. Brown had 24, United States for that purpose ; and the Senate Mr. BALDWIN 2, Nr. DAYTON 2, and Mr. Picksssembled on this day.
Consequently, the Honorable JOHN BROWN PRESENT :
was elected President of the Senate, pro tempore. Simeon OLOOTT and WILLIAM PLUMER, from The credentials of the following Senators New Hampshire;
were severally read, to wit: TIMOTHY PIOKERING, from Massachusetts; Of JOSEPA ANDERSON, appointed a Senator by JAMES HILLHOUSE and Urian TBAOy, from the Legislature of the State of Tennessee ; of
THEODORUS BAILEY, appointed a Senator by the CHRISTOPHER ELLERY and SAMUEL I. POTTER, Legislature of the State of New York; of JAMES from Rhode Island;
HILLAOUSE, appointed a Senator by the LegislaSTEPHEN R. BRADLEY and ISRAEL SMITH, from ture of the State of Connecticut; of SAMUEL
MAOLAY, appointed a Senator by the Legislature De Witt CLINTON and THEODORUS Bailey, of the State of Pennsylvania; of Samuel I. from New York;
POTTER, appointed a Senator by the Legislature JONATHAN DAYTON and JOHN CONDIT, from of the State of Rhode Island; of ISRAEL SMITH,
appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the George Logan and Samuel Maclay, from State of Vermont; of SAMUEL WHITE, appointed Pennsylvania;
a Senator by the Legislature of the State of WILLIAM HILL Wells and SAMUEL WHITE, Delaware ; for the term of six years from and
after the third day of March last, respectively: ROBERT Weight and SAMUEL Smith, from also, of ThomAS WORTHINGTON, appointed a Maryland;
Senator by the Legislature of the State of Ohio; Johs TATLOB and Wilson CAREY NICHOLAS, of John CONDIT, appointed a Senator by the
Executive of the State of New Jersey; of JOHN Joan Brown and JOHN BRECKENRIDGE, from TAYLOR, appointed a Senator by the Executive
of the State of Virginia, in place of S. T. MaJESSE FRANKLIN and David STONE, from son, deceased; of TIMOTHY PICKERING, appointed
a Senator by the Legislature of the State of JOSEPH ANDERSON and WILLIAM Cooke, from Massachusetts, in the place of Dwight Foster,
resigned; and the oath required by law was, ABRAHAM BALDWIN, from Georgia ; and by the PRESIDENT, administered to them reThomas WORTHINGTON, from Ohio.
spectively. The Vice PRESIDENT being absent, the Senate The oath was also administered to SAMUEL
* LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.
Delaware.-William H. Wells, Samuel White.