Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress are due, and they are hereby tendered to Major General Zachary Taylor, and through him, to the officers and soldiers of the regular army and of the volunteers under his command, for their indomitable valor, skill and good conduct, conspicuously displayed on the 22nd, and 23rd, days of February last, in the battle of Buena Vista, in defeating a numerous Mexican army consisting of more than four times their number, and composed of chosen troops under their favorite Commander, General Santa Anna, and thereby obtaining a victory over the enemy which for its signal and brilliant character, is unsurpassed in the military annals of the world.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be struck a gold medal, with devices emblematical of this splendid achievement, and presented to Major General Taylor, as a testimony of the high sense
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entertained by Congress of his judicious and distinguished conduct on that memorable occasion.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be Communicated to Major1 General Taylor in such manner as he may deem best calculated to effect the objects thereof.
Mr Henly’s instructions.
insert in the proper place
Engaged as they were in defending the rights and honor of the country.
Jany 3. 48 ques. on this is amended by Ashmun pending
Ashmun’s amd’t to Henley’s Amd’t.
In a war unnecessarily & unconstitutionally begun by the President of the United States
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Jany 3. agreed to.

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Jt. Res 4
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^Jt.^ Resolutions of thanks to Major General Taylor.
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Offered by Mr Houston of Delaware
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Jany, 3. 1848. Read 1 & 2
Schenck to ref. to military.
Henley to amd mo. to ref by instructing com.
Ashmun to amend Henley agreed to.
Quest. on Henley as amended pending.
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Wentworth to lie.
do to reconsider and lie.
1“Major” written over “G”

Handwritten Document, 4 page(s), RG 233, Entry 362: Records of the United States House of Representatives, Thirtieth Congress, 1847-1849, Records of Legislative Proceedings, Bills and Resolutions Originating in the House, 1847-1849, NAB