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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-mortow.

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 Govertment, 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

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The llouse proceeded to re-consider the first amendment proposed by the Senate 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 adhered to by the Senate : Whereupon,

Resolced, That a conference be desired with the Senate, on the subject matter of the said amendment, and that Mr. Sherman, Mr. Tucker, and Mr. Benson, be appointed managers at the same on the part of this House.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole liouse on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to establish the Judcial Courts of the United States. Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, "That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Comiittee of the whole House on the bill for establishing a Land Office in and for the Western Territory, was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9. Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom were referred the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the States of Rhode Island and North Carolina, presented, according to onder, a bill for suspending the operations of part of an act, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage ;" which was received, and read the first time.

The House proceeded to consider the petition of the Marquis de Charties de Lotbiniere, which lay on the table: Whereupon, Resolved, That the said petition be rejected.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from farther proceeding on the message from the President of the United States, of the 10th ultimo, and that the said message be referred to Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Trumbull, and Mr. Burke; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States." Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker : The Senate insist on their amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States,” and desire a conference with this House on the subjectmatter of the same : The Senate do also agree to the conference proposed by this House, on the subject-matter of the first amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act for allowing compensation to the Members of the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States, and to the officers of both Houses ;" and have appointed managers at the said conference on their part: The Senate do also recede from their second and sixth amendments, and do insist on their third and fifth amendments, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks.” And then he withdrew.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the conference desired by the Senate on the subject-matter of their amendment to the bill, entitled “An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States ;” and that Mr.

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Baldwin, Mr. Livermore, and Mr. Goodhue, be appointed managers at the same, on the part of this House.

The House proceeded to reconsider the third and fifth amendments insisted on by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks :" Whereupony

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their disagreement to the said amend. ments.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith..

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred a letter from the Postmaster General, which lay on the table : Whereupon,

Resolved, That, until further provision be made by law, the General Post Office of the United States shall be conducted according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the ordinances and resolutions of the late Congress, and that contracts be made for the conveyance of the mail in conformity thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said resolution to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

On a motion made and seconded, that the House do come to the following resolution :

“That money shall not be drawn from the Treasury of the United States, unless by appropriations made, or particularly confirmed by acts of Congress, subsequent to the fourth of March last:

Ordered, That the said motion be referred to Mr. Huntington, Mr. Burke, and Mr. Griffin; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The order 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, was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. Mr. Partridge reported, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, that the committee had examined two enrolled bills, one 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 other, entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks ;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
Mr. White, a member from Virginia, appeared, and took his seat.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the resolution of this House of the 21st ultimo, containing certain articles to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

A bill for suspending the operation of part of an act, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage,” was read the second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Several petitions of the inhabitants of the counties of Monmouth and Essex, in the State of New Jersey, were 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.

Ordered, That the said petitions do lie on the table.

Mr. Sherman, from the managers appointed on the part of this House to attend the conference with the Senate, on the subject-matter of 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," made a report : Whereupon, · A motion was made and seconded, that this House do recede from their disagreement to the said amendment, and do agree to the same with an amendment, by adding to the end of the bill the following clause :

And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force until the 4th day of March, in the year 1796, and no longer.

On the question being put thereupon,
It passed in the negative,

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

John Lawrance,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
John Brown,

James Madison, junior,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
George Clymer,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Scott,
George Gale,

Roger Sherman,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining, and
Benjamin Huntington,

Henry Wynkoop.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Theodorick Bland,

John Page,
Elias Boudinot,

Josiah Parker,
Edanus Burke,

George Partridge,
Daniel Carroll,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Peter Silvester,
Abiel Foster,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter,
John Hathorn, 1

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
James Jackson,

Alexander White.
George Mathews,
Resolved, that this House doth adhere to their disagreement to the said amendment.

Mr. Madison, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial and petition of the public creditors of the State of Pennsylvania, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.

Mr. Partridge, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, jointly with the committee of the Senate, wait on the President of the United States, and present him with two enrolled bills, one 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 other entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks," for his approbation.

An engrossed bill for suspending the operation of part of an act, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage,” was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for suspending the operation of part of an act, entitled “ An act imposing duties on tonnage."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and de. sire their concurrence.

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, entitled “ An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks," and has this day af fixed his signature thereto. And the messenger delivered in the said act, and then withdrew.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

A motion was made and seconded, that the House do now proceed to re-consider the proceedings of yesterday, on 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,” so far as relates to the adherence of the House to their disagreement to the first amendment proposed by the Senate to said bill; which motion being objected to as not in order,

Mr. Speaker declared the motion to be in order; from which decision of the Chair, an appeal to the judgment of the House was made by two members; and, after debate, the question being put, “Is the said motion in order?”

It was resolved in the affirmative.

And then the question on the original motion being put, “that the House do now proceed to re-consider the proceedings of yesterday, on 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,' so far as relates to the adherence of the House to their disagreement to the first amendment proposed by the Senate to the said bill:” It was resolved in the affirmative,

S Ayes ............ 29,

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

John Lawrence,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison, junior,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore.
Edanus Burke,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Lambert Cadwalader,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

Roger Sherman,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
George Gale,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Elbridge Gerry,

John Vining,
Samuel Griffin,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Thomas Hartley,

· Henry Wynkoop.
Benjamin Huntington,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Theodorick Bland,

George Partridge,
Isaac Coles,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Benjamin Contec,

James Schureman,
William Floyd,

Joshua Seney,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

George Thatcher,
James Jackson,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
George Mathews,

Alexander White. Josiah Parker, A motion was then made and seconded, that this House do recede from the adherence to their disagreement to the first amendment proposed by the Senate 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," and do agree to the same, with an amendment, by adding to the end of the bill the following clause:

" And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force until the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and no longer:" And, the question being put thereupon,

S Ayes ............ 28,
It was resolved in the affirmative,

2 Noes ............ 26.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Egbert Benson,
Abraham Baldwin,

Elias Boudinot,

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