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Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Elias Boudinot,

Elbridge Gerry, and
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Sininickson.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Richard Bland Lee,
Abraham Baldwin,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

James Madison, junior,
Theodorick Bland,

George Mathews,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore,
Edanus Burke,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Daniel Carroll,

John Page,
George Clymer,

Josiah Parker,
Isaac Coles,

George Partridge,
Benjamin Contee,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Scott,
William Floyd,

Joshua Seney,
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
George Gale,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Samuel Griffin,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Jackson,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Lawrance,

Henry Wynkoop.
Another motion was then made and seconded, to amend the said resolution, by strik-
ing out the words, “East bank,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word "banks."
And on the question that the House do agree to the said amendment,

...... 26, It was resolved in the affirmative, Ayes.

Noes

25.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior,
Theodorick Bland,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Joshua Seney,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Isaac Coles,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Jackson,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
Richard Bland Lee,

John Vining
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Lawrance,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
George Clymer,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

George Partridge,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abiel Foster,

Thomas Scott,
Elbridge Gerry,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Hathorn,

Henry Wynkoop
Daniel Heister,

26.

A motion was then made and seconded, farther to amend the said resolution by inserting, after the word “Pennsylvania,” the words, “or Maryland."

And on the question, that the House do agree to the said amendment.
It passed in the negative,

Ayes.

25,

Noes
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, Junior.
Theodorick Bland,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Daniel Carroll,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Isaac Coles,

William Smith, of South Caroling,
Benjamin Contee,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Gale,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
James Jackson,

John Vining
Richard Bland Lee,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Lawrance,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
George Clymer,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

George Patridge,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abiel Foster,

Thomas Scott,
Elbridge Gerty,

Joshua Seney,
Nicholas Gilman,

Roger Sherman,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peter Silvester,
Jonathan Grout,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonahan Trumbull,
John Hathorn,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Daniel Heister,

Henry Wynkoop, A motion was then made and seconded, farther to amend the said resolution by striking out the words, “City of New York," and inserting in lieu thereof, “Borough of Wilmington, in the State of Delaware." And on the question, that the House do agree to the said amendment,

SAyes...

21, It passed in the negative,

Noes

30.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Jackson,
Theodorick Bland,

Richard Bland Lee,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison, Jr.
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Edanus Burke,

Andrew Moore,
Lambert Cadwalader,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Josiah Parker,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sumpter, and
George Gale,

John Vining
Samuel Griffin,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Elbridge Gerry,
Egbert Benson,

Nicholas Gilman,
George Clymer,

Benjamin Goodhue,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Grout,
William Floyd,

Thomas Hartley,
Abiel Foster,

John Hathorn,

delphia."

Daniel Heister,

Peter Silvester,
John Lawrance,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Samuel Livermore,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Partridge,

George Thatcher,
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Scott,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Joshua Seney,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Roger Sherman,

Henry Wynkoop,
A motion was then made and seconded, farther to amend the said resolution by
striking out the word “New York," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “ Phila-
And on the question that the House do agree to the said amendment,

22, It passed in the negative,

S Ayes. ...
Noes...

29.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Jackson,
Elias Boudinot,

Richard Bland Lee,
John Brown,

James Madison, junior,
Edanus Burke,

George Mathews,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
Daniel Carroll,

John Page,
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Sumpter, and
Daniel Heister,

John Vining
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Egbert Benson,

George Partridge,
Theodorick Bland,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Hathorn,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Lawrance,

Henry Wynkoop.
Samuel Livermore,
And then, the main question being put, the said second resolution, as amended, was
agreed to by the House, in the words following, to wit :

Resolved, That the permanent seat of the Government of the United States ought to be at some convenient place on the banks of the river Susquehannah, in the State of Pennsylvania, and that, until the necessary buildings be erected for the purpose, the seat of the Government ought to continue at the city of New York.”

The third resolution, in the words following, to wit :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be authorized to appoint three commissioners to examine and report to him the most eligible situation on the banks of the Susquehannah, in the State of Pennsylvania, for the permanent seat of Government of the United States ; that the said commissioners be authorized, under the direction of the President, to purchase such quantity of land as may be thought necessary, and to erect thereon, within four years, suitable buildings for the accommodation of the Congress, and of the officers of the United States ; that the Secretary of the Treasury, together with the commissioners so to be appointed, be authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be repaid within twenty years, with interest not exceeding the rate of five per cent. per annum, out of the duties on impost and tonnage, to be applied to the purchase of the land, and the erection of the buildings aforesaid ; and that a bill ought so pass in the present session in conformity with the foregoing resolutions,” being under debate,

A motion was made and seconded to amend the same by inserting, after the word "aforesaid," the following proviso, to wit :

is provided, nevertheless, That, previous to any such purchase or erection of buildings, as aforesaid, the Legislatures of the States of Pennsylvania and Maryland make such provision for removing all obstructions to the navigation of the said river, between the seat of the Federal Government and the mouth thereof, as may be satisfactory to the President of the United States." And on the question that the House do agree to the said amendment,

SAyes

24, It was passed in the negative,

Noes

, 25.
The ayes and noes being demanded by, one fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Joshua Seney,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Isaac Coles,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
James Jackson,

Thomas Sumpter,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
James Madison, junior,

John Vining
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Lawrance,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
George Clymer,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

George Partridge,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abiel Foster,

Thomas Scott,
Elbridge Gerry,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Hathorn,

Henry Wynkoop.
Daniel Heister,
And then, the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said third
resolution, as reported by the committee of the whole House,

Ayes

28,
It was resolved in the affirmative,
Noes

21.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

Peter Muhlenberg,
George Clymer,

George Partridge,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
William Floyd,

Thomas Scott,
Abiel Foster,

Joshua Seney,
George Gale,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Daniel Heister,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Lawrance,

Henry Wynkoop

Those who voted in the negative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior,
Elias Boudinot,

George Mathews,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore,
Edanus Burke,

John Page,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Josiah Parker,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Isaac Coles,

William Smith, of South Carolina
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sumpter,
Elbridge Gerry,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and James Jackson,

John Vining Richard Bland Lee, Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the foregoing resolutions, and that Mr. Ames, Mr. Lawrance, and Mr. Clymer, do prepare and bring in the same.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled "An act for allowing a com. pensation to the President and Vice President of the United States," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled "An act to provide for the safe-keeping of the acts, re. cords, and seal, of the United States, and for other purposes," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate do also adhere to their first amendment to the bill, entitled “An act for allowing compensation to the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the officers of both Houses,” which was disagreed to by this House ; and recede from their other amendments to the said bill. And then he withdrew.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing a Land Office in and for the Western Territory; also, on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;” were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. Several petitions of the inhabitants of Providence, Newport, Bristol, Warren, and Barrington, in the State of Rhode Island, were presented to the House and read, praying a suspension of the restrictions imposed by the late acts of Congress on the trade of that State.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Bland; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same with their opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of sundry inhabitants of the State of New Jersey was presented to the House and read, praying that the seat of the Federal District and Circuit Courts for that State may be fixed at Perth Amboy.

Also, a petition of sundry inhabitants of Georgetown, in the State of Maryland, containing an offer to put themselves and fortunes under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress, in case that town should be selected as the permanent seat of the Government of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions do lie on the table. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “: An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Goverment, with their Assistants and Clerks ;” and the same being read, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States," and the same being read, was disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to provide for the

safe-keeping of the acts, records, and seal, of the United States, and for other purposes ;" and the same being read, were agreed to

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