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The VICE PRESIDENT of the United States appeared, was conducted to the chair by the PRESIDENT pro tem., and upon calling the Senate to order, delivered the following address: Senators: In entering upon the duties of the station to which I have been called by the people, deference to you and justice to myself, require that I should forestall expectations which might otherwise be disappointed.... Continue Reading
The VICE PRESIDENT also laid before the Senate a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, enclosing a report of the disbursement of the contingent fund for the Navy Department for the last year; which was laid on the table.
The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the memorial from the Government directors of the Bank of the United States; which, on motion of Mr. WEBSTER, was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.
The VICE PRESIDENT having announced the standing order to be the election of the standing committees, the Senate proceeded to that duty.