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THE

HISTORICAL REGISTER

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

PART I.

FOR 1814.

EDITED BY

T. H. PALMER.

VOL. III.

PHILADELPHIA,

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY G. PALMER,

NO. 201, CHESNUT STREET.

1814.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER V.-Of the Federal Constitution. (In continuation.)

1. Command of the army. 2. Military peace establishment. 3. Ad-

ditional force of 10,000 men. 4. War establishment. 5. The regi-

ment of light artillery. 6. The regiment of dragoons. 7. The ar-

tillery corps. 8. The regiments of infantry. 9. The rifle regiments.

10. The general officers. 11. The quarter master general's depart-

ment. 12. The topographical department. 13. The adjutant general's

and the inspector general's departments. 4. The ordnance depart-

ment. 15. The purchasing department. 16. The paymaster's de-

partment. 17. The hospital department. 18. The judge advocates

and the chaplains. 19. The engineer corps.

20. Rank of regi-

ments. 21. Rank of officers. 22. Rules of promotion. 23. Army

24. The militia. 25. Volunteers. 26. Invalid pen.

sioners

1

CHAPTER VI..Of the Federal Constitution. (In continuation.)

$ The navy: 2. Pay and subsistence. 3. Distribution of prize

money and bounties. 4. Navy pension fund. 5. Regulations of pri-

vateers ard letters of marque. 6. Privateer fund. 7. Privateer

journals. 8. Punishment of offences committed by or in privateers.

9. The marine hospital fund. 10. Fund for the relief of destitute

seamen in foreign countries. 11. Regulation and protection of sea-

men in the merchant service. 12. Consuls and ministers

19

CHAPTER VII.-Of the Federal Constitution. (In continuation.)

1. Revenues of the United States. 2. The customs. 3. The post-

office. 4. Public lands. 5. Receipts and expenditures from the

commencement of the federal government. 6. Public debt. 7.

Funding system. 8. The sinking fund. 9. Statement of the public

debt in 1814. 10. The post-office establishment. 11. Surveyor

general's department and land-offices. 12. The mint establishment.

13. United States coin. 14. Trading houses with the Indians. 15.

Indian intercourse

32

Observations made during a short residence in Virginia. In a letter

from the Editor to his friend in Philadelphia

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HISTORY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.

13TH CONGRESS-20 SESSION.

CHAPTERI.-5 1. Meeting of congress.

2. President's message. 3.

Cortidential 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 systein 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

77

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

frigates

104

CHAPTER III.-5 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

123

CHAPTER IV.-$ 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-

lem. 17. Residence of the attorney-general. 18. Regulation of the

post-office. 19. Trophies of war

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CHAPTER V.-$ 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. 6. 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

209

CHAPTER VI.-9 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

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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-

gress

[1

Message from the president of the United States recommending an em-

bargo, &c.

[9

Letter from the commissioner

of the general land-office, respecting the

public lands of the United States

[10

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting copies

of a letter from the British secretary of state for foreign affairs, to

the secretary of state, with the answer of the latter

[19

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting infor.

mation relative to the reception of Mr. Crawford, the minister from

the United States to the court of France, by that court, in obedience

to a resolution of the 11th instant

[24

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a report

from the secretary of state, complying with the resolution of the

house of representatives of the 12th instant

[26

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a report

of the secretary of state, in obedience to a resolution of the 13th

instant, "requesting the president to lay before this house such do-

cuments relative to the Russian mediation as in his opinion it may

not be improper to communicate”

[28

Message of the president of the United States, transmitting a letier

from the secretary of war, accompanied with sundry documents ; in

obedience to a resolution of the 31st of December last, requesting

such information as may tend to explain the causes of the failure of

the arms of the United States on the northern frontier

[39

Correspondence between the secretary of war and major-general

Dearborn, &c.

[39

Correspondence between the secretary of war and brigadier-gene-

ral Boyd

[73

Letters from the secretary of war to major.general Lewis, com-

manding at Sackett's Harbour

[77

Correspondence between the secretary of war and major-general

Harrison

[78

Correspondence with governor Shelby in relation to the north-west.

ern campaign

194

Correspondence between the secretary of war and major-general

Hampton

[96

Correspondence between the secretary of war and major-general

Wilkinson

[112

Correspondence between the secretary of war and colonel Porter

and general M'Clure, &c.

[171

Message from the president of the United States, recommending a re-

peal of the embargo and the restrictive system, so far as relates to

nations in amity with the United States; also recommending mea-

sures for the encouragement of American manufactures, and advis.

ing the prohibition of the exportation of specie

[190

Message from the president of the United States, communicating in-

formation touching our relations with France, in compliance with a

resolution of the 13th instant

[190

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a re.

port from the acting secretary of the treasury, in compliance with

the resolution of the senate of the 13th instant

[192

Message from the president of the United States, transmitting a

port from the acting secretary of the treasury, in compliance with a

resolution of the 31st of December, 1813

[193

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