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For blacksmith's shops, . . . 33,000

contingencies, 30,000

arrearages , . 515

Unexpended appropriations to the amount of 24,303 82.

By the other acts making appropriations for the Indian service, for the year 1833, there were appropriated,

For Indian annuities, .... §395,100 education and civilization of the Indians, .... 69,830 blacksmiths, millwrights,

&c. 31,360

transportation and"distribu

tion of annuities, . . . 30,160
claims, and incidental ex-
penses under treaties, . . 482,514
to enable president to extin-
guish Indian titles,. . . 13,871
Incidental expenses of Indian in-
tercourse, 7,063

To carry into effect Indian trea-
ties 211,040

To repress hostilities of western

Indians, . . 100,000

Expenses of removing Indians, . 654,371

The remaining appropriations of a public nature, made at this session, were for internal improvement, and for public buildings, and other objects in the District of Columbia.

By the act making appropriations for the public buildings, which was taken up the 26th of February, were appropriated,

For completing the penitentiary, S15,436
improvements at the capitol, 32,350
improvements at the Presi-
dent's house, 22,083

for furniture at do., . . . 20,000

By other acts appropriations were made for the following improvements in the district :-»

For macadamizing Pennsylva-
nia avenue, ...... 369,630

abridge over the Potomac, 300,000
improving the navigation of
the Potomac, between
Alexandria and George-
town, and to make a pub-
lic road from Georgetown
to the district line over the
Little Falls bridge, . . 150,000

$150,000 were also granted to the city of Washington, ,to enable it to pay the debt contracted for the Washington canal, and the city gave to the government in exchange certain lands. $5000 were also appropriatedfor enclosing the public walks.

The following appropriations were also made by separate acts for internal improvements in the territories, i. e. .

For a road in Arkansas, from
the Mississippi to the St.
Francis river, . . . .$100,000
a post road through theCreek
nation, from the Line
Creek, Ala., to Columbus,

Georgia 21,003

repairing present road, . . 2,000 improving the navigation of

the Escambia river, . . 5,000
do. of the Ochlochney, , . 5,000
do. of the Choctawhachie, . 5,000
improving Chicago har-
bour, 25,000

a survey of White and St.
Francis rivers, .... ,500

The bill making the general appropriations for internal improvements, or the harbour bill, as it is sometimes called, was taken up the 1st March, at too late a period to permit a protracted debate.

When in committee, various amendments were offered, and two important amendments were carried, i. e.

For surveys, under act of 1824, 825,000
For repairing the Cumberland .
road,in Virginia, .... 34,000

The next day, when the bill was before the house, Mr. Dcnney moved to appropriate

810,000, for a survey of the Alleghany river, between Pittsburg, and Olean, for the purpose of improving its navigation, but it was negatived.

Mr. Stewart moved an amendment, appropriating $4,000, for repairs made on the Cum berland road, by Valentine Geesy, but it was negatived.

Mr. Duncan moved an appropriation of $20,000, to construct a harbour at Chicago, which was also negatived.

$30,000, were then added, on motion of Mr. Vinton, to the appropriation for continuing the Cumberland road, west of Zanesville, and the bill was passed without further opposition.

By this bill the following appropriations were made,

For carrying on the Delaware

breakwater 8270,000

removing a sand bar at the
mouth of the Black river,

Ohio 2,400

pier head at Cunningham creek, Ohio, 500

completing the removal of
obstructions at the mouth
of Ashtabula creek, Ohio, 3,400
completing the improve-
ments of the harbour of
Presque Isle, Penn., . . 6,000
completing the pier at the
mouth of Buffalo har-
bour, New-York, . . . 31,700
improving the entrance of Genesee river, N. Y., . . 15,000
removing obstructions at the
mouth of Big Sodus bay,

N.Y., 15,000

completing the pier and mole at Oswego, N. Y, . . . 8,400
the completion of the break-
water at the mouth of the
Merimack river, . . . 4,900
repairing Plymouth beach, . 600 the breakwater at Hyannis, Massachusetts, .... 5,000
improving the harbours of
New Castle,Marcus Hook,
Chester, and Port Penn,
in the Delaware, . . . 4,000

For carrying on] the improve-
ment of Ocracoke inlet, 16,700 improving Cape Fear riv-
er, below Wilmington, 28,000 improving the navigation
of the Ohio, Missouri,
and Mississippi rivers, 50,000 continuing the road from

Detroit to Saganaw bay, 15,000*

completing the improve-
ment ofSt. Marks' river
and harbour, in Florida, 1,500 the road from Detroit to
Grand river of Lake
Michigan 25,000

continuing the road from Detroit towards Chicago, 8,000 surveying and making
the road from La Plai-
sance bay to Chicago. . 15,608 7ft

completing the improve-
ment of the inland chan-
nel between St. Mary's
and St. John's in Flo-
rida, 9,000

the completion of the remo-
val of obstructions in
the harbour & river Ap-
palachicola, in Florida, 8,700 repairing Cumberland road, east of the Ohio, 125,000 continuing the Cumber-
land road in Ohio, west
ofZanesville, . . .130,000

continuing the Cumber-
land road in the state of
Indiana 100,000

continuing the Cumber-
land road in Illinois, . 70,000 repairs of the Cumber-
land road in Virginia, 34,440 payment of a balance due
for marking out a road
to the confines of New-
Mexico 1,504 54

defraying the expenses in-
cidental to making ex-
aminations and surveys
under the act, one thou-
sand eight hundred and
twenty-four, .... 25,000
payment of balance due
Joseph C. Brown, for
running the western
boundary of the state of
Missouri, '40

The bill making appropriations for light houses, and beacons, was not taken up until the 2nd of March. It was then amended in committee of the whole, and reported to the house. Mr. Polk then attempted to defeat it, by a motion to lay it on the table. This motion was negatived, ayes 43, nays 71, and the bill passed the house, but,

Mr. Grundy objecting in the senate to its being read a second time on the same day, as contrary to rule, it was lost in the senate.


radical reform. Although this party supported the ministers in their reforming measures, they could not be depended upon as staunch supporters. Their radical views were inconsistent with the cautious policy of Lord Grey's administration, and it was not improbable that the end of the session would find them arrayed in hostility against those with whom they had co-operated.

The Irish members who advocated the repeal of the Union, were upon the same terms of dubious friendship, and the ministerial party did not really possess the overwhelming majority over their opponents, that the returns indicated.

The elections terminated in the return of upwards of 400 in favour of the administration, 150 tories, and nearly 100 of radicals, Irish repealers, and independents.

No event of public importance took place before the meeting of parliament, on the 29th of January.

After parliament had been opened in due form, by the lord chancellor, and others acting as commissioners, the commons retired to elect a speaker. Mr. Hume immediately urged the propriety of electing a whig member to that office, and moved that Edward John Littleton should be placed in the chair. This motion was seconded by Mr. O'Connell; but lord Morpeth rose, and after highly eulogizing the ability and experience of Charles Manners Sutton, pro

posed that he should be re-elected. This was seconded by Sir Francis Burdett, and Mr. Littleton also urged that Mr. Hume should not press a division.

This, however, was called for; when Mr. Sutton was elected, 241 to 31.

The house, after some discussion as to the retiring pension of the speaker, (which had been voted to Mr Sutton,) then adjourned, and on the 5th of February, the king's speech was delivered.*

In the discussion on the address, but little was said in the house of lords, and that chiefly in relation to the policy pursued towards Holland and Portugal, which was pointedly condemned by lord Aberdeen, and the duke of Wellington.

In the house of commons, the discussion was more animated, and Mr. O'Connell vehemently denounced the policy recommended towards Ireland, as bloody and brutal. He was replied to by Mr. Stanley, in a most masterly manner, and the house rejected Mr. O'Connell's motion to go into committee on the address, ayes 40, nays 428.

The address was finally agreed to.

The state of Ireland, which had been growing more gloomy daily, now imperiously demanded the attention of government.

The fury of the peasantry was so fearfully increased by the tithe agitation, that the clergy of the English church were compelled to flee from their homes by threats of assassination.

* This will be found page 364 Appendix.

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