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TUESDAY, MARCH 16. An engrossed bill, making Appropriations for the Support of Government, was read the third tine.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act making Appropriations for the Support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety."

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, by the Secretary of War, who delivered in a letter and representation from the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, on the subject of Indian hostilities, committed in the county of Washington, in that State ; and then withdrew. The said letter and representation were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of the inporters of hemp, and the manufacturers of cordage, in the city of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying that the duty on hemp imported prior to December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, may be taken off, and a prohibition laid on the importation of foreign cordage.

Ordered, That the said petition, together with the petition of the rope makers of the town of Boston, which was presented on the second instant, be referred to Mr. Lawrance, Mr. Goodhue, and Mr. Heister ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Thomas Boyd, late a soldier in the Pennsylvania line of the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of wounds received in the service of his country.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. 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 referfed to. And then withdrew. The said message and papers were read, and are as follow :

UNITED STATES, March 16th, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives,

I have directed my Secretary to lay before you the copy of an act, and the form of ratifications of certain Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, by the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania ; together with the copy of a letter wluch accompanied the said act, from the Speaker of the House of Assembly of Pennsylvania, to the President of the United States. The originals of the above will be lodged in the office of the Secretary of State.

G. WASHINGTON. Ix ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA, March 11th, 1790. Sin: I have the honor to transmit an exemplified copy of the act declaring the assent of this state to certain Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, that you may be pleased to lay it before Congress. With the greatest respect, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

RICHARD PETERS, Speaker. His Excellency the PRESIDENT of the United States.

UNITED STATES, March 16th, 1790. I certify the above to be a true copy from the original.

TOBIAS LEAR, Secretary to the President of the United States. IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, to wit: In pursuance of a resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, being the Legislature thereof, I do hereby certify that the paper hereunto annexed contains an exact and true exemplification of the act whereof it purports to be a copy, by virtue whereof the several amendments therein mentioned, proposed to the Constitution of the United States, were, on the part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, agreed to, ratified, and confirmed. Given under my hand, and the Seal of the State, this eleventh day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

RICHARD PETERS, Speaker. Seal Appendant.

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AN ACT declaring the assent of this State to certain Amendments to the Constitution of

the United States. Section 1. Whereas, in pursuance of the fifth article of the Constitution of the United

States, certain Articles of Amendment to the said Constitution have been proposed by the Congress of the United States, for the consideration of the Legislatures of the several States: And whereas this House, being the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania, having maturely deliberated thereupon, have resolved to adopt and ratify the articles hereafter enumerated, as part of the Constitution of the United States:

SECTION 2. Be it enacted, therefore, and it is hereby enacted by the Representatives of the Freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That the following amendments to the Constitution of the United States, proposed by the Congress thereof, viz:

(Here follow the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth articles, which were proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States.)

Be, and they are hereby, ratified, on behalf of this state, to become, when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, part of the Constitution of the United States.

Signed by order of the House.

RICHARD PETERS, Speaker. Enacted into a law, at Philadelphia, on Wednesday, the tenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

PETER ZACHARY LLOYD, Clerk of the General Assembly. I, Mathew Irwin, Esq. Master of the Rolls for the State of Pennsylvania, do certify the preceding writing to be a true copy, (or exemplification,) of a certain law remaining in my office. Witness my hand and Seal of Office, the eleventh of March, one thousand seven hun)

dred and ninety. (L. S.]

MATHEW IRWIN, M. R.

UNITED STATES, March 16th, 1790. I do certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the act and form of ratification of certain articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, as transmitted to the President of the United States.

TOBIAS LEAR, Secretary to the President of the United States." Ordered, That the said message and papers do lie on the table. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

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 some progress therein.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of War, on the several petitions of David Sturges, Jeremiah Ryan, and David Cook; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17. The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury on the memorial of John Cockran; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Postmaster General on the memorial of Isaac Trowbridge; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War,

on the several petitions of Rufus Lincoln, John Watson, and John Mills ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The petitions of Samuel Carleton and Cornelius Wynkoop were presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of losses or injuries sustained in the ser. vice of the United States during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the several petitions of Stephen Guyer, Toney Turney, Cesar Edwards, James Whayland, John M'Kenzie, Henry Car. man, and William Scott, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the petitions of Isaac Sherman and Andrew Dunscomb, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of John Frederick Amelung, proprietor of a glass manufactory at New Bremen, in the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying that the workmen and laborers employed in the said manufactory may be exempted from Militia duty.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for regulating the Militia of the United States ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Rufus Hamilton, of the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying to receive compensation for certain property impressed from him during the war, for the service of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition 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 committee to whom was referred the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benson reported that the committe 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18. A petition of Joseph Harris, of the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of wounds received in the service of his country, during the late war. Also,

A petition of John Francis Vacher, of the city of New York, praying compensation for military services rendered during the late war.

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

A petition of Abraham Van Alstine was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed the value of a sum of paper money, which was placed in his hands during the late war, for public service, and has remained to the present time undisposed of.

Ordered, That the said petition 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 committee to whom were referred the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

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.

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

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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 19..
A member from North Carolina, to wit, Hugh Williamson, appeared, produced his
credentials, and took his seat in the House ; the oath to support the Constitution of the
United States being administered to him by Mr. Speaker, according to law.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury, on the memorial of the late officers of the South Carolina line on Continental Establishment ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War, on the several petitions of Alexander Power and others, late officers in the regiment of artillery artiticers ; Anna Treat, and William Mason ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Benjamin Warren, of the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of losses and injuries sustained during the late war.

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

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of War on the petitions of James Gibbons and Archibald M‘Alister: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their said petitions.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Robert Morris: Whereupon,

Ordered, That a committee of five be appointed to inquire into the receipts and expenditures of public moneys during the administration of the said Robert Morris, as late Superintendent of Finance, and report to the House a state of the accounts respecting the same.

And a committee was appointed of Mr Madison, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Lawrance, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom were referred the me. morials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

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 their 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.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act to provide for the remission or mitigation of Fines, Forfeitures, and Penalties, in certain cases :" with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization," with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

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 22. The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of War, on the petition of John Stevens; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Edward Thompson was presented to the House, and read, praying relief in consideration of losses and injuries sustained during the late war. Also,

A memorial of John Baylor, of the State of Virginia, executor of George Baylor, deceased, praying a settlement of certain unliquidated accounts between the estate of the decedent and the United States.

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

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization:" Whereupon.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said amendment.

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 Committee to whom were referred the memorials of the people called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

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 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 passed the bill, entitled, “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House : And then he withdrew.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 23. A memorial of James Wilson, on behalf of the United Land Companies of the Illinois and Wabash, was presented to the House and read, praying to be permitted to ex. hibit the documents of the titles of the said companies to certain tracts of Western lands, heretofore purchased by the said companies, under the sanction of lawful authority ; and also to make proposals for obtaining the formal and regular confirmation of those titles from the United States. Also,

A petition of Adolphus Brower, of the State of New York, praying relief in consideration of losses and injuries sustained in the service of the United States, during the Late war.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition do lie on the table. The petitions of Ephraim M'Coy, of the State of Pennsylvania, and of Jacob Acker, of the State of New York, were presented to the House and read, respectively pray, ing relief in consideration of losses or injuries sustained in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the petitions of Edward Thompson, and John Baylor, executor of George Baylor, 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.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety," and the same being read, were amended and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Livermore, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Richard Wells and Josiah Hart, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate disagree to the amendment proposed by this House to their last amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety,” and do ad here to their said amendment. And then he withdrew.

On a motion made and seconded that the House do now proceed to consider the amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House, and reported yesterday, to the report of the coinnittee to whom were referred the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery :

..26, It was resolved in the affirmative, Aves ....

..25. Whereupon, the said amendments were read at the Clerk's table: And,

On a motion made and seconded that the said report of the committee to whom were referred the memorials of the People called Quakers, and of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery ; and also, the report of the Committee of the Whole House, of amendments to the said report, be inserted in the Journal :

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