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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THE UNITED STATES:
THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS,
BEGUN AND HELD
AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON,
MAY 31, 1841,
AND IN THE SIXTY-FIFTH YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, on Monday, the thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, being the First Session of the TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, held under the Constitution of the Government of the United States, and in the sixty-fifth year of the Independence of said States.
On which day, being the day fixed by proclamation of the President of the United States, of the seventeenth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-one, for the meeting of Congress; which said proclamation is in the words following, to wit : By the President of the United States of America.
A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS sundry important and weighty matters, principally growing out of the condition of the revenue and finances of the country, appear to me to call for the consideration of Congress at an earlier day than its next annual session, and thus form an extraordinary occasion, such as renders, necessary, in my judgment, the convention of the two Houses as soon as may be practicable, I do, therefore, by this my Proclamation, convene the two Houses of Congress, to meet in the Capitol at the City of Washington, on the last Monday, being the thirty-first day of May next. And I require the respective Senators and Representatives then and there to assemble, in order to receive such information respecting the state of the Union as may be given to them, and to devise and adopt such measures as the good of the country may seem to them, in the exercise of their wisdom and discretion, to require.
In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, and signed the same with my hand.
Done at the city of Washington, this seventeenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one [L. s.] thousand eight hundred and forty-one, and of the Independence of the United States, the sixty-fifth.
W. H. HARRISON,
Daniel Websten, Secretary of State. At 12 o'clock, meridian, Hugh A. GARLAND, Clerk to the late House of Representatives, called the members elect to order, and, after reading the said proclamation, proceeded to call the roll by States, when the following named members appeared and took seats, viz: