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A mesage was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, 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, the resolve for procuring, from time to time, the statutes of the several States; and has this day affixed his signature to the same. And the messenger delivered in the said act and resolve, and then withdrew.

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

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 regulate processes in the 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 committe had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

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

Mr. Madison, from the managers appointed on the part of this House to attend a conference with the Senate, on the subject matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, agreed to by this House, and sent to the Senate for their concurrence, 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 making provision for the Invalid Pensioners of the United States; werc rcad, and postponed until tomorrow.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. An engrossed bill to explain and amend the act, entitled “An act for registering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes,” was read the third time, and a blank therein filled up.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to explain and amend the act, entitled 'An act for registering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes.”

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

An engrossed bill to alter the time for the annual meeting of Congress was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to alter the time for the next meeting of Congress.”.

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

An engrossed bill making appropriations for the service of the present year, was rean the third time; and, on a motion made, ordered to be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House this day.

Mr. Gerry, from the committee to whom it was referred to prepare an estimate of the gross amount and nett produce of the impost and tonnage duties for one year, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to ascertain the amount of the compensations due to the members of this House, respectively, and of the several officers thereof, to gether with the contingent expenses of the session ;

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, and Mr. Baldwin.

A petition of Thomas Barclay was presented to the House and read, praying that he may receive compensation for services rendered to the United States in various public sations in Europe.

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act making compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States, and has this day affixed his signature thereto. And the messenger delivered in the said act, and then withdrew.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States has returned to the Senate an act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States ; also, a resolve to provide for the safe-keeping of prisoners committed under authority of the United States; both of which have received his approbation and signature. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee of conference, on the subject matter of the amendments, depending between the two Houses to the several articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as proposed by this House : Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their disagreement to the first, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, fourteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, and twenty-fourth amendments, insisted on by the Senate: Provided, That the two articles which by the amendments of the Senate are now proposed to be inserted as the third and eighth articles, shall be amended to read as followeth :

Article the third. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the People peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Article the eighth “ In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor ; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence."

And provided also, That the first article be amended by striking out the word less," in the last place of the said first article, and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ more.”

On the question, that the House do agree to the alteration and amendment of the eighth article, in manner aforesaid, It was resolved in the affirmative,

$ Ayes. .....37,
Noes

...14.
The ages and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Egbert Benson,

Josiah Parker,
Elias Boudinot,

George Partridge,
John Brown,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Scott,
Daniel Carroll,

Joshua Seney
George Clymer,

Roger Sherman,
Benjamin Contee,

Peter Silvester,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Gale,

Williarn Smith, of South Carolina,
Nicholas Gilman,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
Richard Bland Lee,

Alexander White, and
George Leonard,

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

James Jackson,
Edanus Burke,

Samuel Livermore,
Isaac Coles,

George Mathews,
William Floyd,

John Page,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter, and
John Hathorn,

Thomas Tudor Tucker.
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On motion, Rcsolved, that the President of the United States be requested to transmit to the Executives of the several States which have ratified the Constitution, copies of the amendments proposed by Congress to be added thereto; and like copies to the Executives of the States of Rhode Island and North Carolina.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making appropriations for the service of the present year.

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 an amendment thereto; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was again read, and, together with the said bill, ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making provision for the Invalid Pensioners 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 no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill be re-committed to Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Heister, and Mr. Gilman.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committtee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate processes in the 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 gone through the saine, and made several amendments thereto; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were again read, and are as followeth:

Section first, line third, strike out the words the President of.' Section second, line third, after the word “fees,' insert except fees to judges.' Line fifth, after the words and the insert forms and modes of.' Line eighth, after the words civil law,' insert and the rates of the fees the same as are, or were last allowed by the States, respectively, in the court exercising supreme jurisdiction in such causes.'

The first amendment was read the second time, and the question being put, That the House do agree to the same, It was resolved in the affirmative,

SAyes

25,
Noes

18.
The ayes and roes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Theodorick Bland,

Samuel Livermore,
Edanus Burke,

James Madison, junior,
Isaac Coles,

George Matthews,
Benjamin Contee,

Andrew Moore,
William Floyd,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Elbridge Gerry,

Josiah Parker,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Scott,
Jonathan Grout,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Hartley,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
James Jackson,

Alexander White.
Richard Bland Lee,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Abiel Foster,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Gale,
Egbert Benson,

Nicholas Gilman,
George Clymer,

Benjamin Goodhue,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Lawrance,

George Leonard,

Tlromas Sinnickson,
George Partridge,

George Thatcher,
Roger Sherman,

John Vining, and
Peter Silvester,

Henry Wynkoop. The other amendments were severally again read, and, on the question put theteupon, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, that the said bill, with the amendments, do pass, and that the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

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'uutil to-morrow morning ten o'cleck.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. The House proceeded to consider the amendment agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House, yesterday, to the bill making appropriations for the service of the present year; which being read, was amended and agreed to.

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

The House proceeded to consider the report of a committee, to whom was referred the memorial of Jolin White, on behalf of himself, John Wright, and Joshua Dawson: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said John White, late a commissioner to settle the accounts be. tween the United States and the States of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, and his clerks, John Wright and Joshua Dawson, be considered as in office until the thirtieth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and be paid accordingly.

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

An engrossed bill making appropriations for the service of the present year, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act making appropriations for the service of the present year.”

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

On motion, Resołoed, That a Joint Committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States, to request that he would recommend to the People of the United States, a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed, by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of Government for their safety and happiness.

Ordered, That Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Silvester, be of the said committee on the part of this House.

Mr. Heister, from the committee to whom was recommitted the bill making provision for the Invalid Pensioners of the United States, reported an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was again read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom such of the petitions presented during the present session, as state any claims against the United States, or pray for the liqui. dation of any account, were referred, made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the several petitions of Dudley Tyler, John Hurst, Henry Malcolm, Peter Bennet, Charles Markley, Alexander Power, and John M'Garragh, be referred to the Secretary of the Department of War, and that he report thereupon to the next session of Congress; that the memorial of Baron de Steuben, and the several petitions of Duncan Campbell, Thomasin Gordon, Monsieur Lejeune, Englebert Kemmena, Tristram Coffin, and Martha Walker, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, to report thereupon, in like manner, to the next session of Congress; and that the case of Brigadier General Reed, ought to be provided for by a general law concerning invalids.

An engrossed bill making provision for the Invalid Pensioners of the United States, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act making provision for the Invalid Pensioners 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 from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the amendments proposed by this House to their amendments to the several articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the committee to whom were referred the several petitions of William Finnie, James Gibbon, and Archibald M'Alister, be discharged therefrom, and that it be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, to examine and report upon the first to the next session of Congress, and to the Secretary of War, to examine and report, in like manner, upon the two latter.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate disagree to the first, and agree to all the other amendments proposed by this House to the bill

, entitled “ An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to reconsider the said first amendment: Whereupon,
Resolvd, That this House doth adhere to the said amendment. Ayes 28.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Theodorick Bland,

Richard Bland Lee,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
John Brown,

James Madison, junior,
Edanus Burke,

George Mathews,
Daniel Carroll,

Andrew Moore,
Isaac Coles,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Contee,

John Page,
William Floyd,

Josiah Parker,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Jonathan Grout,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Hartley,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
James Jackson,

Alexander White.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

Roger Sherman,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
Abiel Foster,

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Gale,

George Thatcher,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Benjamin Goodhue,

John Vining,
John Lawrance,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
George Leonard,

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to alter the time for the next meeting of Congress.” And then he withdrew.

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 nine o'clock.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to a resolution, that the late order for the ad

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