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ACCEPTANCE OF STATUES OF CHARLES
CARROLL AND JOHN HANSON.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.
DECEMBER 20, 1902.
Mr. McComas. I offer a resolution, and ask that the letter which I send to the desk, addressed to the Senate and House of Representatives by the governor of Maryland, may be read before the resolution is read.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Maryland asks that the letter of the governor of Maryland referred to by him may be read. Is there objection? The Chair hears none, and the letter will be read. The Secretary read as follows:
Annapolis, Md., December 15, 1902.. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States,
Washington, D. C. GENTLEMEN: I have the honor to inform you that, in acceptance of the invitation contained in section 1814 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, the general assembly of Maryland, by chapter 311 of the acts of 1898, made an appropriation to procure statues of CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and JOHN HANSON, President of the Continental Congress of 1781 and 1782, to be placed in Statuary Hall, in the Capitol, at Washington, D. C.
By authority of the act of the general assenibly of Maryland, the governor appointed John Lee Carroll, Douglas H. Thomas, Thomas J. Shryock, Fabian Franklin, and Richard K. Cross to constitute a commission to procure and have the statues erected.
I am informed by the commissioners that the statues were made by Mr. Richard E. Brooks, of Boston; that they are completed and have been placed in position, and are now ready to be presented to Congress.
As governor of the State of Maryland, therefore, I have the honor to present to the Government of the United States the statues of the distinguished statesmen named. Very respectfully,
JOHN WALTER SMITH,
Governor of Maryland. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution submitted by the Senator from Maryland will now be read.
The Secretary read the resolution, as follows: Resolved, that the exercises appropriate to the reception and acceptance from the State of Maryland of the statues of CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON and of JOHN HANSON, erected in Statuary Hall in the Capitol, be made the special order for Saturday, January 31, 1903, after the conclusion of the morning business.
Mr. McCOMAS. I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the resolution.
There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the resolution.
Mr. ALLISON. I suggest to the Senator from Maryland that he modify the resolution so as to make the time 2 o'clock.
Mr. McCOMAS. I will accept the suggestion of the Senator from Iowa to make the time 2 o'clock p. m. on Saturday, January 31, 1903.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution will be so modified. The question is on the adoption of the resolution as modified.
The resolution as modified was agreed to.
JANUARY 31, 1903.
ACCEPTANCE OF STATUES OF CHARLES CARROLL AND JOHN
Mr. McCOMAS. Mr. President, I present the following concurrent resolution.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The concurrent resolution will be read.
The Secretary read the concurrent resolution, as follows: Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the thanks of Congress be presented to the State of Maryland for providing the bronze statues of CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton and John HANSON, citizens of Maryland, illustrious for their historic renown and distinguished civic services.
Resolved, That the statues be accepted and placed in the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol, and that a copy of these resolutions duly authenticated be transmitted to the governor of the State of Maryland.
Mr. McComas. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the gentlemen who constitute the Maryland statuary commission for the presentation of the statutes of CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton and John HANSON be admitted to the floor, and I ask that the descendants of the distinguished men who are thus honored and the ladies and others of their party may have the privilege of occupying during these exercises the gallery reserved for the families of Senators.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Maryland asks unanimous consent that the commission of the State of Maryland who have under charge the statues be admitted to the floor of the Senate, and that the ladies and gentlemen accompanying them be admitted to the reserved gallery of the Senate. Is there objection to the request of the Senator from Maryland? The Chair hears none, and the request is granted.