Dr. coit need not fear that ridicule will excite apprehensions about the multiplication table.
Mr. coit, of Connecticut, had read Mr. Jeffersons Mazzei letter.
Mr. coit wished to know whether it was necessary for the United States to intermeddle with this?
Mr. coit wished the subject to be postponed for further consideration before it was sent to the committee.
Mr. coit said, the question seemed to have taken a new turn.
Mr. coit's motion for postponement was then put and carried—yeas 46, nays 30.
The House accordingly formed itself into a committee—Mr. coit in the chair.
Mr. coit called for the reading of the petition upon which the report was founded.
Mr. W. Smith objected to the amendment of the gentleman from Connecticut, (Mr. coit,) because it was hypothetical.
Mr. coit thought it a delicate question, and one which ought not to be agitated, and therefore moved the previous question.