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ered and invented, for the advancement of labor and useful works, agreeable to the descriptions and models thereof, accompanying his petition.

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

A bill for amending part of an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," was read the second time.

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

Mr. Vining, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the enrolled bill, entitled “An act for the temporary tstablishment of the Post Office,” and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon, · Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.

On motion, Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to procuft, from time to time, such of the statutes of the several States as may not be in his office.

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

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom it was referred to examine into the measures taken by Congress and the State of Virginia, respecting the lands reserved for the use of the officers and soldiers of the said State, on the Continental and State Establishments, in the cession made by the said State to the United States, of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said report be postponed until the next session of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Comınittee of the Whole House on the bill allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Su. preme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General 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 gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the resolution of this House, that the Secretary of State do procure, from time to time, such of the statutes of the several States as may not be in his office. 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 to recognize, and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled, and for other purposes therein mentioned; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. An engrossed bill for amending part of an act, entitled “An act to regulate the cok lection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for amending part of an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States."

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

A bill making provision for the invalid pensioners of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Mr. Parker, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill concerning the importation of certain persons prior to the year 1808; which was receiv. ed, and read the first time.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said bill be postponed until the next session of Congress.

Mr. Partridge, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, jointly with the committee of the Senate, wait on the President of the United States, and present him with the enrolled bill, entitled “An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office,” for his approbation.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill for allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreine and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States, which lay. on the table; and the same being read and amended, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time to-day.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled "An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States;” to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States" was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

An engrossed bill allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, " An act allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States."

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to some, and disagree to others of the amendments proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “ An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the several articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, agreed to by this House, and sent to the Senate for their concurrence, and having made some progress therein,

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said amendments be postponed until Monday next.

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 to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled, and for other purposes therein mentioned; were read, and postponed until Monday next.

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. The House proceeded to re-consider guch of the amendments to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," as were disagreed to by the Senate: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their ninth, sixteenth, forty-first, and fifty-second amendments to the said bill, and doth agree to the modification and amendment of their forty-eighth amendment as proposed by the Senate.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a report and estimates made by the Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the order of the 17th instant; which were read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Smith, (of Maryland) and Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina.)

The House resurned the consideration of the amendments proposed by the Senate to the several articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as agreed to by this House, and sent to the Senate for concurrence: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the second, fourth, eighth, twelfth, thir. teenth, sixteenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth amendments; and doth disagree to the first, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, fourteentb, fifteenth, seventeenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third,

and twenty-fourth amendments proposed by the Senate to the said articles; two-thirds of the members present concurring on each vote.

Resolved, That a conference be desired with the Senate on the subject matter of the amendments disagreed to, and that Mr. Madison, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Vining, be appointed managers at the same on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith, and desire their concurrence.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill to alter the time of the annual meeting of Congress, and that Mr. Jackson do prepare and bring in the same.

The House proceeded to consider the bill to establish the Seat of Government of the United States, which lay upon the table, with the amendments as reported by the Committee of the Whole House: Whereupon,

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their amendment disagreed to by this Ilouse, to the bill, entitled "An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States.” The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act for allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney-General of the United States," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of the House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendments: Whereupon,

Resolved, that this house doth agree to the first, second, and third amendments, and doth disagree to the fourth amendment to the said bill.

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

Mr. Jackson presented, according to order, a bill to alter the time of the annual meeting of Congress, which was received, and read the first time.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the following resolution, to which they desire the concurrence of this House, to wit:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it be recommended to the Legislatures of the several States, to pass law's, making it expressly the duty of the keepers of their jails to receive, and safe-keep therein, all prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until they shall be discharged by the due course of the laws thereof, under the like penalties as in the case of prisoners committed under the authority of such States, respectively; the United States to pay for the use and keeping of such jails at the rate of fifty cents per month for each prisoner that shall, under their authority, be committed thereto, during the time such prisoner shall be therein confined; and also to support such of said prisoners as shall be committed for offences.”

And he delivered in the same, and then withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolution, and the same being twice read, was agreed to.

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

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bili making appropriations for the service of the present year, which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, Ordered, That all such petitions as have been presented during the present session, and lay on the table, stating any claim, or praying for the liquidation and payment of any account against the United States, be referred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Sener, and Mr. Thatcher; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

On motion, A bill making appropriations for the service of the current year was read the se. cond time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee, which lay on the table, on the petition of the Baron de Glaubeeck: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Baron de Glaubeeck be allowed the pay of a Captain, while he commanded the legionary corps in the State of North Carolina, to wit: from the 9th day of March, 1781, to the 24th day of August, 1782, having undertaken the command thereof at the request and by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Army.

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their fourth amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “ An act for allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States." The Senate do also recede from their third amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which were agreed to by this House, and sent to them for concurrence : and do insist on the other amendments to the said articles, disagreed to by this House ; they have also agreed to the conference desired by this House, on the subject matter of the amendments disagreed to, and have appointed managers at the same on their part. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the report, which lay on the table, from the Committee to whom was referred the memorial and petition of the public creditors of Pennsylvania: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House consider an adequate provision for the support of the public credit, as a matter of high importance to the national honor and prosperity.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to prepare a plan for that purpose, and to report the same to this House at its next meeting

On motion, Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to apply to the Supreme Executives of the several States, for statements of their public debts; of the funds provided for the payment, in whole or in part, of the principal and interest thereof; and of the amount of the loan-office certificates, or other public securities of the United States, in the State Treasuries respectively ; and that he report to the House such of the said documents as he may obtain, at the next session of Congress.

The several 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 to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled, and for other purposes therein mentioned ; also, on the bill making provision for the Invalid Pensioners of the United States, and on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States;" were read, and postponed until tomorrow.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. Mr. Fining reported, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, that the committee had examined two enrolled bills, one entitled “An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States ;" the other, entitled “ An act for allowing certain compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and to the Attorney General of the United States ;” also, an enrolled resolve, for procuring from time to time the statutes of the several States; and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills and resolve.

An engrossed bill to establish the seat of Government of the United States was read the third time. And the question being put that the said bill do pass,

S Ayes ............ 31,
It was resolved in the affirmative, ?
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Nicholas Gilman,
Abraham Baldwin,

Benjamin Goodhue,
Egbert Benson,

Jonathan Grout,
George Clymer,

Thomas Hartley,
Benjamin Contee,

John Hathorn,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

James Jackson,
William Floyd,

John Lawrance,
Abiel Foster,

George Leonard,
George Gale,

Samuel Livermore,

oes ...

... 17.

Peter Muhlhnberg,

William Smith, of Maryland.
George Partridge,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Scott,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Joshua Seney,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Roger Sherman,

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

Andrew Moore,
Elias Boudinot,

Josiah Parker,
Edanus Burke,

James Schuremaa,
Lambert Cadwalader,

William Smith, of South Caroling.
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Sumpter,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Richard Bland Lee,

John Vining, and
James Madison, junior,

Alexander White. George Mathews, Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, “ An act to establish the seat of Govern ment of the United States ;” and that the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

On motion, Ordered, That the order of the twenty-fifth of August, directing the President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House, to adjourn their respective Houses on this day, be rescinded; and instead thereof, that they be directed to close the present session by adjourning their respective Houses on the twenty-sixth instant.

A bill to alter the time for the annual meeting of Congress, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the whole House to-day.

Mr. Brown, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the enrolled bill, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States ;” also, an enrolled resolve, to provide for the safe-keeping of pri. soners, committed under authority of the United States; and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill and resolve.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States in Congress assembled, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

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 gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, 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 has this day affixed 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 message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the order rescinding the order of the twenty-fifth of August, for the adjournment of both Houses on this day, and directing that the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House do close the present session by adjourning their respective Houses on the twenty-sixth instant : I am also directed to inform this House, that the President of the United States approves of the act, entitled “ An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office ;" and has this day affixed his signature thereto. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill to explain and amend the act, entitled “ An act for registering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes;" and that Mr. Bland, Mr. Goodhue, and Mr. Benson, do prepare and bring in the same..

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