HISTORY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
13TH CONGRESS-2D SESSION.
CHAPTER 1.-51. Meeting of congress. 2. President's message. 3.
Confidential message. 4. The embargo. 5. Mr. King's resolutions.
6. Indulgence to embargoed coasters. 7. Exemption in favour of
Nantucket. 8. Motions for suspension and repeal of the embargo. 9.
Repeal of the restrictive system recommended by the president. 10.
Report of the committee of foreign relations. 11. Debate on the re-
peal of the restrictive system. 12. Double duties. 13. Exportation
of specie. 14. British licenses. 15. Cuffee's memorial
CHAPTER II.-S 1. Bill for encouraging enlistments. 2. Debate on
its passage. 3. Increase and organization of the army. 4. The mi-
litia. 5. Augmentation of the marine corps. 6. Officers in the flo-
tilla. 7. Additional navy pay. 8. Bounty for prisoners. 9. Navy and
privateer pensions. 10. Purchase of the squadron captured on lake
Erie. 11. Tribute to valour. 12. Increase of the navy. 13. Steam
CHAPTER III.-S 1. Treasury report. 2. Eppes' introductory speech
on the loan bill. 3. Pitkin's reply. 4. Arrangement of the debate
on the loan bill. 5. Finances of the union. 6. Causes of the war,
and justice of its continuance. 7. Naturalization and allegiance. 8.
Offensive and defensive war. 9. Rights and duties of opposition. 10.
Treasury note bill
CHAPTER IV.-S 1. Deficit in the revenue. 2. National bank. 3. New
taxes. 4. National bank postponed. 5. Assumption of the direct
tax. 6. Duty on distilled spirits. 7. Licenses to retailers. 8. Duty
on sales at auction. 9. Compromise of the Yazoo claims. 10. Loui-
siana land claims. 11. Liquidation of Florida claims. 12. Extension
of credit to land purchasers. 13. Organization of New York district
court. 14. Payment of money into the courts. 15. Allowance to
marshals and district attorneys. 16. Alteration of the judicial sys-
tem. 17. Residence of the attorney-general. 18. Regulation of the
post-office. 19. Trophies of war
CHAPTER V.-S 1. Enquiry into the failure of the campaign. 2. Re-
port of the secretary of war. 3. Motion for a committee of enquiry.
4. Enquiry respecting retaliation. 5. Report of the secretary of
state. Resolution respecting the vacancy in the treasury depart.
ment. 7. Vacancies in the departments. '8. Gore's resolutions. 9.
Amendments to the constitution. 10. Hanson's resolutions. 11. Ro-
berts' resolutions. 12. Webster's resolutions
CHAPTER VI.-S 1. Rejection of the Russian mediation. 2. Motion for
papers relative to it. 3. Abstract of those documents. 4. Motion for
a suspension of military operations. 5. Resignation of the speaker.
6. Relations with France. 7. Organization of the navy department.
8. Appropriations. 9. Adjournment of congress
STATE PAPERS LAID BEFORE CONGRESS.
13TH CONGRESS-2D SESSION.
Message from the president of the United States to both houses of con-
gress at the commencement of the second session of the 13th con-