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THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FOURTH CONGRESS, HELD IN TOE CITY OF
PHILADELPHIA, DECEMBER 1, 1795.
Monday, December 7, 1795.
The following Senators appeared, and took their
John Langdon and Samuel Livermore, from
Caleb Strong and George Cabot, from Mas-
Theodore Foster, from Rhode Island ;
Oliver Ellsworth and Jonathan Trumbull,
Moses Horinson, from Vermont;
Rufus King, from New York ;
James Ross and William Bingham, from Penn-
Henry Latimer, from Delaware;
Henry Tazewell and Stephens T. Mason,
Alexander Martin and Timothy Bloodworth,
from North Carolina;
Pierce Butler and Jacob Read, from South
The Vice President being absent, the Senate
proceeded to the election of a President pro tem-
pore, as the Constitution provides, and Henry
Tazewell was duly elected.
Ordered, That the Secretary wait on the Presi-
dent of the United States, and acquaint him
that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and that,
in the absence of the Vice President, they have
elected Henry Tazewell, President pro tempore.
Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House
of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate is
assembled and ready to proceed to business; and
that, in the absence of the Vice President, they
have elected Henry Tazewell President pro tem-
Ordered, That Messrs. Read and Cabot be a
joint committee on the part of the Senate, together
with such committee as the House of Representa-
tives may appoint on their part to wait on the Pre-
sident op the United States, and notify him that
a quorum of the two Houses is assembled and ready
to receive any communications that he may be
pleased to make to them.
A message from the House of Representatives
informed the Senate that a quorum of the House
is assembled; that they have elected Jonathan
Dayton their Speaker; and that they have con-
curred in the appointment of a joint committee to
wait on the President of the United States,
and acquaint him that the two Houses of Congress
are assembled, and are ready to receive any com-
munications that he may be pleased to lay before
Mr. Read from the joint committee appointed for
that purpose, reported that they had waited on
the President of the United States, and had
notified him that a quorum of the two Houses of
Congress were assembled: and the President of
the United States acquainted the committee that
he would meet the two Houses in the Representa-
tives' chamber at 12 o'clock to-morrow.
Tuesday, December 8.
Humphrey Marshall, from the State of Ken-
A message from the House of Representatives
informed the Senate that the House are now ready
to meet the Senate in the Chamber of that House,
to receive such communications as the President
of the United States shall be pleased to make to
"Whereupon, the Senate repaired to the Chamber
of the House of Representatives for the purpose
The Senate then returned to their own Chamber,
and a copy of the Speech of the President of the
United States to both Houses of Congress was
read, as follows:
Fellow-cilizen* of the Senate, and
of the House of Representatives:
I trust I do not deceive myself while I indulge the
persuasion that I have never met you at any period,
when, more than at the present, the situation of our
public affairs has afforded just cause for mutual con-
gratulation, and for inviting you to join with me in
profound gratitude to the Author of all Good for the
numerous and extraordinary blessings we enjoy. -
The termination of the long, expensive, and distress-
ing war in which wo have been engaged with certain
Indians Northwest of the Ohio, is placed in the option
of the Unitod States, by a Treaty winch the Commander
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Gales, Joseph, 1761-1841. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States, Fourth Congress, First Session, book, 1855; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29469/m1/3/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.