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power," for territorial expansion and colonial aggrandizement shall forever pass away, and in its stead we shall see again that light which led us for a century and a quarter in honorable history and glorious achievement as a nation? We shall march to the music of the song of the great Declaration for which CHARLES CARROLL and JOHN HANSON lived and labored throughout many years, and realize, as did they, that our strength as a nation depends upon the exemplification of the grandest doctrine ever promulgated to men—that they shall be free and govern themselves, under God, according to their own consent and pleasure. [Applause in the galleries.]

Mr. HoAR. Mr. President, I ask that an order be made that the Senator from Virginia [Mr. DANIEL] be permitted to put into the Record and into the account of the proceedings of this day, when published otherwise, the remarks he had intended to make.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Massachusetts asks unanimous consent that the Senator from Virginia [Mr. DANIEL] may be permitted to publish in the RECORD and make part of the record of this day's proceedings the speech which he had prepared and had intended to have made, but which he has been prevented from doing by sickness. Is there objection to the request? The Chair hears none, and that order is made.

Mr. WELLINGTON. Mr. President, I ask that the concurrent resolution offered by my colleague be adopted.

The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the adoption of the concurrent resolution offered by the Senator from Maryland (Mr. McComAS].

The concurrent resolution was unaniously agreed to.
Mr. WELLINGTON. I now move that the Senate adjourn.

The motion was agreed to; and (at 5 o'clock and 17 minutes p. m.) the Senate adjourned until Monday, February 2, 1903, at 12 o'clock meridian.

ACCEPTANCE OF STATUES OF CHARLES

CARROLL AND JOHN HANSON.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE.

DECEMBER 17, 1902. The SPEAKER. Without objection, the Chair will lay before the House a communication from the governor of the State of Maryland, which the Clerk will read. The Clerk read as follows:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

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 CARROLI, 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 assembly 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. Mr. PEARRE. Mr. Speaker, in connection with the communication just read, I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the resolution which I ask the Clerk to read.

The Clerk read as follows:

Resolved, that the exercises appropriate to the reception and acceptance from the State of Maryland of the statues of CHARLES CARROLL of

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Carrollton and JOHN HANSON, erected in Statuary Hall in the Capitol, be made the special order for Saturday, January 31, 1903, at 3 o'clock p. m.

There being no objection, the resolution was considered and adopted.

On motion of Mr. Pearre, a resolution to reconsider the vote by which the resolution was adopted was laid on the table.

JANUARY 29, 1903.

STATUES OF CHARLES CARROLL AND JOHN HANSON. Mr. PEARRE. I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the resolution which I send to the Clerk.

The Clerk read as follows: Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of the Maryland statuary commission be admitted to the floor of the House of Representatives, in seats to be provided for them, during the ceremonies incident to the acceptance of the statues of CHARLES CARROLL, of Carrollton and JOHN HANSON, presented by the State of Maryland to the Government of the United States, on Saturday, January 31, at 3 p.m.; and

Resolved further, That the southeast and southwest ladies' galleries be reserved for the relatives of the said CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton and John HANSON and for such citizens of Maryland as may attend these ceremonies.

There being no objection, the resolution was considered, and agreed to.

The SPEAKER. This resolution having been adopted, the Doorkeeper will be governed by this action of the House.

JANUARY 31, 1903. STATUES OF CHARLES CARROLL AND JOHN HANSON. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The House is in session pursuant to the special order of the House, which the Clerk will read.

The Clerk read as follows:

On motion of Mr. Pearre, by unanimous consent,

Resolved, That the exercises appropriate to the reception and acceptance from the State of Maryland of the statues of CHARLES CARROLL of Carrollton and JOHN HANSON, erected in the Statuary Hall, in the

Capitol, be made the special order for Saturday, January 31, 1903, at 3 - o'clock p. m.-Order made in the House Wednesday, December 17, 1902.

Mr. PEARRE. Mr. Speaker, I ask that the letter of the gorernor of Maryland, which has been read heretofore in this House and laid upon the table, be taken from the table and read again.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection the Clerk will report the letter. The Clerk read as follows:

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Annapolis, Md., December 15, 1902. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the l'nited 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 assembly 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.

Mr. PEARRE. Mr. Speaker, I submit the following resolution, which I will send to the desk and ask to have read.

The Clerk read as follows:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurs ing), 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.

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