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Mr. Burke, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts; which was received, and read the first time.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Baldwin took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Baldwin reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States," was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17. A bill to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, and to enable aliens to hold lands under certain restrictions, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A bill to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday next.

The several petitions of Jehoiakim M'Toksin, Joseph Halstead, Henry Carman, Joseph Bernard, and Moses Young, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying to be made compensation for services rendered, or for losses or injuries sustained, in the service of the United States during the late war. Also,

A petition of Andrew Dunscomb, praying that he may be paid his salary for services as Commissioner of Accounts, from the month of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, until the month of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five. Also,

A petition of John Ingraham, praying to be relieved against the seizure of his vessel and cargo in the port of New York, for a violation of the laws of trade, of which, at the time of committing the offence, the petitioner was entirely ignorant.

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

A petition of James Perry and Thomas Hayes, subjects of the King of Great Britain, was presented to the House and read, praying to receive compensation for sundry articles of property, which were seized and taken from them in the State of New Jersey, during the war, for the use of the Army of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of Rufus Lincoln, which was presented on the twentysixth ultimo, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Baldwin took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Baldwin reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States," was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18. Ordered, That the petition of Anna Treat, presented on Monday last, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of Jehoiakim M‘Toksin, presented yesterday, be referred to Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Van Rensselaer, and Mr. Brown; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

On motion, The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States," was farther postponed until Monday se'nnight.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Baldwin took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Baldwin reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made a further progress therein.

Resolved, that this House will, tomorrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

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

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22. A petition of James M'Comb was presented to the House and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him in the use of a machine which he has invented for facilitating the operation of water-mills.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act providing for the actual enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States:" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth disagree to the twenty-second, twenty-third, twentyfourth, twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth of the said amendments, and doth agree to all the others. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Baldwin took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Baldwin reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

Vol. I.--21.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their twenty-second, twenty-third, twentyfourth, twenty-fifth, and twenty-sixth amendments, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “ An act providing for the actual enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.” The Senate have also agreed to a resolution “That it will be expedient for Congress, in behalf of the United States, to accept of the cession proposed by an act of the Legislature of the State of North Carolina, entitled 'An act for the pur. pose of ceding to the United States of America certain Western lands therein described,' upon the conditions therein contained ; and that, when a deed shall be executed for the same, Congress express their acceptance thereof by a legislative act;" to which resolution they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

On motion, Ordered, That the letter from the Board of Commissioners for settling accounts, respecting the insufficiency of the salaries allowed by law to the Clerks employed in that Department, be referred to Mr. Gerry, Mr. Trumbull, and Mr. Gale. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23. The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petition of Francis Bailey; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benson reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for regulating the Post Office of the United States; which was received, and read the first time.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, and to enable aliens to hold lands under certain restrictions.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Berson reported that the committee 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. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. A bill for regulating the Post Office of the United States was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

The several petitions of David Cook, John Ely, and David S. Franks, were presented to the House and read, praying to be compensated for losses or injuries sustained, or for services rendered during the laté war. Also,

A petition of William Mumford, praying to be paid for his services, as a Clerk to the Commissioners for liquidating the accounts between the United States and the State of Pennsylvania.

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

A petition of Nathaniel Gove, of the State of Vermont, was presented to the Flouse and read, praying relief in consideration of injuries sustained in the service of the United States during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

On motion,

Ordered, That the petition of Thomas Barclay, which was presented at the last session, praying that he may receive compensation for services rendered to the United States, in various public stations in Europe, be referred to Mr. Clymer, Mr. Page, and Mr. Sinnickson; 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, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

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

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, and to enable aliens to hold lands under certain restrictions.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

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

Hexoteed, 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 Committee of the whole House on the bill to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts, was read, and postponed until to

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the enrolled bill, entitled "An act providing for the Enuineration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That the petitions of David Cook, and John Ely, which were presented yesterday, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee to whom the bill for securing the copy-right of Books to Authors and Proprietors, was re-committed, presented an amendatory bill, for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, books, and other writings, to the Authors and

Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; which was received, and read the first time.

The several petitions of Barent Martlings, Enos Brown, Samuel Armstrong, William Mason, and Elizabeth Young, were presented to the House, and read; praying relief in consideration of losses or injuries sustained in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Also, a petition of the Weighers, Measurers, and Gaugers, of the district of Portland and Falmouth, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that the fees of office allowed them by law may be augmented, and rendered more adequate to their services.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provision for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benson reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, and to enable aliens to hold lands under certain restrictions; also, on the bill to Promote the Progress of Use. ful Arts; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26. A bill for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, books, and other writings, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday next.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Francis Bailey: Whereupon,

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in for securing to the said Francis Bailey an exclusive privilege to the use of his invention; and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Sedgwick, and Mr. White, do prepare and bring in the same.

Ordered, That the several petitions of William Mumford and Samuel Armstrong, and of the Weighers, Measurers, and Gaugers, of the district of Portland and Falmouth, in the State of Massachusetts, which were presented yesterday, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of David S. Franks, which was presented on Wednesday last, be referred to Mr. Hartley, Mr. Wadsworth, and Mr. Van Rensselaer; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of David Poole, of New London, in Connecticut, was presented to the House, and read, praying relief in consideration of the loss of his left arm in the service of the United States, during the late war.

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

Mr. Gerry, from the committee to whom was referred the letter from the Board of Commissioners for settling Accounts, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The members from South Carolina presented the copies of two acts of that State, one, entitled “An act for ceding to, and vesting in, the United States, the light-house on Middle Bay Island, within the bar of Charleston Harbor;" the other, “For ratifying, on the part of that State, the several Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, proposed by Congress;" which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a provi sion for the support of the public credit.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the committee.

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

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to Establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization, and to enable aliens to hold lands under certain restrictions.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Benson took the chair of the coinmittee.

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

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to vest in Francis Bailey the exclusive privilege of making, using, and vending to others, punches for stamping the matrices of types, and impressing marks on plates, or any other substance, to prevent counterfeits, upon a principle by him invented, for a term of years; which was received, and read the first time.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to Proinote the Progress of Useful Arts was read, and postponed until Monday next.

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

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