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to Mr. Foster, Mr. Williamson, and Mr. Thatcher ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Ordered, That the memorial of the officers of the late Navy of the United States, which was presented on Friday last, be referred to Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Lawrance, Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Stone, Mr. Ashe, and Mr. Burke ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Moses Hazen, on behalf of himself and Andrew Lee, was presented to the House and read, praying a settlement of certain claims against the United States, as officers in the late Army.

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

Mr. Benson, from the 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, reported, ac cording to order, the resolutions agreed to by the committee on the thirteenth instant, as follow :

1. Resolved, That adequate provision ought to be made for fulfilling the engagements of the United States in respect to their foreign debt.

2. Resolved, That permanent funds ought to be appropriated for the payment of interest on, and the gradual discharge of, the domestic debt of the United States.

3. Resolved, That the arrear of interest, including indents issued in payment thereof, ought to be provided for on the same terms with the principal of the said debt.

4. Resolved, That the debts of the respective States ought, with the consent of the creditors, to be assumed and provided for by the United States. And that effectual provision be at the same time made for liquidating and crediting to the States the whole of their respective expenditures during the war, as the same have been or may be stated for the purpose ; and that, in such liquidation, the best evidence shall be received that the nature of the case will permit.

5. Resolved, That it is advisable to endeavor to effect a new modification of the domestic debt, including that of the particular States, with the voluntary consent of the creditors, by a loan, upon terms mutually beneficial to them and to the United States.

6. Resolved, That, for the purpose expressed in the last preceding resolution, subscriptions towards a loan ought to be opened, to the amount of the said domestic debt, including that of the respective States, upon the terms following, to wit :

That for every hundred dollars subscribed, payable in the said debt, (as well interest as principal,) the subscriber be entitled, at his option, either

To have two-thirds funded at an annuity, or yearly interest at six per cent. redeemable at the pleasure of the Government, by payment of the principal; and to receive the other third in lands in the Western Territory, at the rate of twenty cents per acre. Or,

To have sixty-six dollars and two-thirds of a dollar funded immediately, at an annuity, or yearly interest of six per cent. irredeemable by any payment exceeding - per annum, on account both of principal and interest ; and to have, at the end of years, funded at the like interest and rate of redemption.

7. Resolved, That immediate provision ought to be made for the present debt of the United States; and that the faith of Government ought to be pledged to make provision, at their next session, for so much of the debts of the respective States, as shall have been subscribed upon any of the terms expressed in the last resolution.

8. Resolved, That the funds which shall be appropriated according to the second of the foregoing resolutions, be applied, in the first place, to the payment of interest on the sums subscribed towards the proposed loan ; and that, if any part of the said domestic debt shall remain unsubscribed, the surplus of the said funds be applied, by a temporary appropriation, to the payment of interest on the unsubscribed part, so as not to exceed, for the present, four per cent. per annum ; but this limitation shall not be understood to impair the right of the non-subscribing creditors to the residue of the interest on their respective debts : and in case the aforesaid surplus should prove insufficient to pay the non-subscribing creditors, at the aforesaid rate of four per cent. that the faith of Government be pledged to make good such deficiency."

The first, second, and third resolutions were severally read a second time, and on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The fourth resolution was read a second time, and, on a motion made, ordered to be re-committed to the same committee. Ayes 29: Noes 27.

Ordered, That the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth resolutions do lie on the table.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the a. nendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “ An act to accept a cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain district of Western Territory," 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 to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30.
A petition of Christopher Colles, of the city of New York, was presented to the.
House and read, praying to be employed by Congress in a survey and publication of the
roads of the United States.

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

A petition of Stephen Steward, junior, administrator of John Steward, deceased, late a Colonel in the Maryland line of the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying a settlement of certain unliquidated accounts between the es. tate of the decedent and the United States.

Also, a petition of Leonard Young, of the State of Delaware, praying relief in consideration of wounds received in the service of the United States, during the late war, which have disabled him from procuring a livelihood by labor.

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.

Ordered, That the petition of Moses Hazen, on behalf of himself and Andrew Lee, 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.

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, à bill “ to regulate trade and intercoure with the Indian tribes;" which was received and read the first time.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President has approved of two acts, one entitled “ An act to establish an Uniform Rule of Naturalization;" the other, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the Support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety;" and affixed his signature to the same on the twenty-sixth instant.

The House resumed the consideration of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth resolutions, reported yesterday, from the 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: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said resolutions be severally re-committed to the same committee.

The House then, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the Report of the Secretary of the Treasury relative to a pro. vision for the support of the public credit.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore reported that the committee hack, 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.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have psased the bill, entitled “An act to promote the Progress of Useful Arts," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

A member from North Carolina presented to the House the proceedings of a Convention of that State, recommending certain amendments to the Constitution of the United States ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the tahle.

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 31. A bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday next.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to prevent the Eva portation of Goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the several states." And then he withdrew.

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Memorials of the manufacturers of tobacco and snuff, in the cities of Philadelphia and New York, were presented to the House and read, praying the attention of Congress to the encouragement of the said manufactories, and that no duties may be imposed on manufactured snuff and tobacco exported.

Ordered, That the said memorials 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. Livermore took the chair of the committee.

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

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

Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee to whom was re-committed the bill « providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations," presented anı amendatory bill to the same effect ; which was received, and read the first time.

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, APRIL 1. An amendatory bill “ providing the means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations," was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

The several petitions of Stephen Califfe, of Ichabod Spencer, for himself and others, and of Josiah Harris, for himself and others, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying relief, in consideration of losses or injuries sustained in the service of the United States, 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.

Ordered, That Mr. Wynkoop have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day se'nnight."

A petition of Jacob Purdy, of the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying relief, in consideration of the loss of certain continental loan-office certificates, which were taken from him during the late war, by a party of the Britisha enemy.

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.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills, one entitled “ An act to prevent the exportation of goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the several States ;" the other, entitled “ An act to accept a cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain district of Western territory ;” and had found the same to be truly enrolled . Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills. 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. Livermore took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore 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, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

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 referred to. And then withdrew.

The said message and papers were read, and are as follow :

UNITED STATES, April 1, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

I have directed my Private Secretary,to lay before you a copy of the adoption, by the Legislature of South Carolina, of the articles proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States ; together with the copy of a letter from the Governor of the State of South Carolina to the President of the United States, which have lately come to my hands. The originals of the foregoing will be lodged in the office of the Secretary of State.

G. WASHINGTON.

"CHARLESTON, January 28th, 1790. SIR: I have the honor to transmit you the entire adoption, by the Legislature of this State, of the Amendments proposed to the Constitution of the United States. I am, with the most perfect esteem and respect, your most obedient servant,

CHARLES PINCKNEY. To the PRESIDENT of the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVEA,

January 18th, 1790. The House took into consideration the report of the committee to whom was referred the resolution of the Congress of the United States, of the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, viz : [Here follow the several Articles of Amendment, in the words agreed to by Congress.] which being read through, was agreed to : Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do adopt the said several articles; and that they become a part of the Constitution of the United States. Resolved, that the resolutions be sent to the Senate for their concurrence. By order of the House.

JACOB READ, Speaker of the House of Repvesentatives.

IN THE SENATE, January 19th, 1790. Resolred, That this House do concur with the House of Representatives in the fore. pping resolutions. By order of the Senate.

D. DE SAUSURE,

President of the Senate.Ordered, That the said message and papers do 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.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 3. On motion, Ordered, That the Printers' accounts for newspapers, furnished for the use of Congress, be referred to Mr. Benson, Mr. Wadsworth, and Mr. Livermore, with instruction to report a provision for payment of the same; and also a proper mode of regulating the future supply of newspapers for the use of both Houses.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to promote the Progress of Useful Arts ;" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth disagree to the tenth amendment, and doth agree to all the others.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. - A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President has approved of the act, entitled “An act to prevent the Exportation of Goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the se. veral States;" and affixed his signature to the same on the second instant.

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

Mr. Speaker : I am directed by the Senate to inform this House, that the President of the United States has approved the act, entitled “ An act to accept a cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain district of Western Territory;" and affixed his signature thereto on the second instant.” And then he withdrew.

On a motion made and seconded that the Secretary of State be authorized to employ one additional Clerk, with a salary of eight hundred dollars per annum ;

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to Mr. Vining, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Lee, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills pursuant thereto.

A petition of James Warren was presented to the House and read, praying the set. tlement of an unliquidated claim against 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.

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, APRIL 5, The petitions of Thomas Simpson and John Garnett were presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of wounds received in the service of the United States, during the late war, which have disabled them from obtaining a livelihood by labor.

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.

On motion, Ordered, That the petition of Ezra Stiles, on behalf of the President and Fellows of Yale College, in Connecticut, which was presented on the 27th of January last, 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, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill further to suspend 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."

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore 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 engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “to allow compensation to John Ely for his services and expenses as a Regimental Surgeon in the late Arnies of the United States."

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore reported that the committee had. according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amend. ments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read, and agreed to by the House.

And then the question being put, that the said bill, with the amendments, be engros. sed and read the third time;

It passed in the negative ; and so the bill was rejected.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, as followeth :

UNITED STATES, April 5th, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

I have directed my Private Secretary to lay before you copies of three acts of the Legislature of the State of New York, which have been transmitted to me by the Gover nor thereof, viz :

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