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A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, who delivered in the same, together with the papers therein re. ferred to. And then withdrew. The said message and papers were read, and are as follow:

UNITED STATES, MARCH 8, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:

I have received from his Excellency Joshua Clayton, President of the State of Delaware, the articles proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments of the Constitution of the United States; which articles were transmitted to him for the consideration of the Legislature of Delaware, and are now returned, with the following resolutions annexed to them, viz:

“THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF DELAWARE, Having taken into their consideration the above Amendments, proposed by Congress to the respective Legislatures of the several States,

Resolved, that the first article be postponed.

Resolved, That the General Assembly do agree to the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth articles; and we do hereby assent to, ratify, and confirm, the same, as part of the Constitution of the United States. In testimony whereof, we have caused the great seal of the State to be hereunto

affixed, this twenty-cighth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the fourteenth year of the Independence of the Delaware State.

Signed by Order of the Council.

GEO. MITCHELL, Speaker. Signed by Order of the House of Assembly.

JEHU DAVIS, Speaker." I have directed a copy of the letter which accompanied the said Articles from his Excellency Joshua Clayton to the President of the United States, to be laid before you.

The above mentioned articles and the original of the letter, will be lodged in the office of the Secretary of State.

G. WASHINGTON.

“DELAWARE, February 19, 1790. SIR : Agreeable to the directions of the General Assembly of this State, I do myself the honor to enclose your Exeellency the Ratification of the Articles proposed by Congress to be added to the Constitution of the United States, and am, with every sentiment of esteem, sir, your Excellency's most obedient, humble servant,

JOSHUA CLAYTON. His Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States.

UNITED STATES, March 8, 1790. I hereby cerify that the above letter is a true copy from the original.

TOBIAS LEAR, Secretary to the President of the United States." Ordered, That the said message and papers do lie on the table.

A petition of John Watson, of the State of Connecticut, was presented to the House and read, praying further relief in consideration of wounds received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War; that he do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with his opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of David Oliphant, late Director of the Hospitals in the Southern Department, was presented to the House and read, praying that his claim to further compensation and emoluments may be examined and allowed.

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

A petition of Gifford Dalley, doorkeeper to the House, was presented and read, praying compensation for services rendered during the late recess.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Livermore, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Silvester; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said report be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday se'nnight.

The House then, 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 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. Livermore, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Gifford Dalley, made a report, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Clymer have leave to be absent from the service of this House until Friday se’nnight.

The several orders 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 ;” on the bill for regulating the post office of the United States; and on the bill for the Encouragment 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, were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 9. A bill to increase the salaries of Clerks in the office of the Commissioners for settling Accounts between the United States and individual States, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time.

A bill making appropriations for the Support of Government was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

A bill to prevent the Exportation of Goods, not duly inspected according to the laws of the several States, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow. · A petition of William Bedlow, late Deputy Postmaster in the City of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying that time may be granted him to make payment of a judgment obtained against him on behalf of the United States, by the Postmaster General, for certain artearages due to the public. Also,

A petition of John Mills, late a Captain in the Army of the United States, praying to be reimbursed for certain advances of recruiting money, which, during the late war, he paid on behalf of the United States.

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

A petition of William Oliver, of the State of New Jersey, was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of wounds received 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.

The House then, 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 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, 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. Madison, froin the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Robert Morris, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The several orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee cf the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States;” on the bill for regulating the Post Office of the United States ; and on the 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; were read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10.. An engrossed bill to increase the salaries of the Clerks in the office of the Commissioners for settling Accounts between the United States and individual States, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to increase the salaries of the Clerks in the office of the Commissioners for settling Accounts between the United States and individual States."

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

A petition of William M'Kennan, late a Captain in the Delaware regiment, was presented to the House and read, praying further relief in consideration of his having been wounded and disabled in the service of his country. Also,

A petition of Pitman Collins, of the State of Connecticut, praying to be reimbursed the value of a vessel, the property of the petitioner, which was impressed for the service of the United States, and taken by the enemy during the late war.

Also, a memorial of Anthony Walton White, late Colonel of the First Regiment of Dragoons in the service of the United States

during the late war, praying to be reimbursed for moneys advanced for the support of the said First Regiment.

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

Ordered, That the petition of John Mills, which was presented yesterday, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Samuel Armstrong: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw his said petition.

Ordered, That the petition of William Bedlow, which was presented yesterday, be referred to Mr. Benson, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Ames; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with there opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the petition of Gifford Dalley : Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said Gifford Dalley be allowed for his services, during the late recess, the sum of two dollars per day for ninety-six days.

Ordered, That the said resolution be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom is committed the bill making appropriations for the Support of Government.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of War on the petition of John Ely : Whereupon,

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said report; and that Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Mathews, and Mr. Burke, do prepare and bring in the same.

An engrossed bill to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts, 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 to Promote the Progress of Useful Arts.”

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

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, had the said report under consideration, and made a farther progress therein. Resolved, That the House will, to

morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

The several orders of the day were read, and postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 11.

A petition of George Smith was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of losses sustained in the service of the United States, during the late war.

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

A petition of John Smith, late Postmaster in Portsmouth, Virginia, was presented to the House and read, praying that time may be granted him to make payment of certain atearages in which he is indebted to the General Post Office.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Benson, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Ames ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of William M'Kennan, which was presented yesterday, 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 Pitman Collins, which was presented yesterday, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, 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. 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.

A memorial of George Scriba was presented to the House and read, praying that the Secretary of the Treasury may be authorized to report on a petition of the memorialist, which was presented on the second instant: Whereupon,

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the Secretary of the Treasury to examine and report upon the petition of the said George Scriba ; and also upon the petition of Hannibal William Dobbyn, which were heretofore referred to the said Secretary for his infor mation. Mr. Trumbull

, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to allow compensation to John Ely, for his services and expenses as a regimental surgeon in the late Army of the United States ; which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Hartley, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of David S. Franks, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Wadsworth have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day fortnight.

A petition of Jeremiah Ocain, of the State of Connecticut, was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed the value of a sloop which was impressed from him during the late war, and taken by the enemy. Also,

A petition of Thomas Cole, praying relief in consideration of being wounded and disabled in the service of the United States, during the late war. Ordered, That the said petitions do lie on the table.

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 to accept a cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain District of Western Territory," was further postponed until Wednesday next.

Ordered, That the petition of David Oliphant, which was 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.

The several orders of the day were read, and postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12.

A bill to allow compensation to John Ely for his services and expenses as a regimental surgeon in the late Army of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on this day fortnight.

Ordered, That the petition of Anthony Walton White, which was presented on Wednesday last, 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. 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 several orders of the day were read, and postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13.

A petition of Stephen Guyer, of the State of Connecticut, was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed the amount of a judgment and costs recovered against him, for a supply of provisions, which, as a Commissary, he obtained for the use of the late Army of the United States. Also,

The several petitions of Toney Turney, John M'Kenzie, James Whayland, and Cesar Edwards, of the said State of Connecticut, respectively praying relief in consideration of wounds or injuries received in the service of the United States during the late war.

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

Ordered, That the memorial of the late officers of the South Carolina line on Conti. nental establishment, which was presented the fifth instant, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, 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 oi 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 come to several resolutions thereupon ; which they had directed him to report, whenever the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received on Monday next. Resolved, that this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the said report of the Secretary of the Treasury.

The several orders of the day were read, and postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 13.

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 Support of Government.

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, 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 severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

The several orders of the day were read, and postponed until tomorrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

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