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“An act declaring it to be the duty of the sheriffs of the several counties within this State to receive, and safe-keep, such prisoners as shall be committed under the authority of the United States."

"An act for vesting in the United States of America the light-house, and lands thereunto belonging, at Sandy Hook."

“An act ratifying certain Articles in addition to, and amendment of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress.”

A copy of a letter accompanying said acts, from the Governor of the State of New York, to the President of the United States, will, at the same time, be laid before you, and the originals deposited in the Office of the Secretary of State.

G. WASHINGTON. The letter and papers accompanying the said message were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

M. Speaker : The Senate recede from their tenth amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “ An act to promote the Progress of Useful Arts." And then be withdrew.

Mr. Burke, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of a certain description of Officers therein mentioned; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, Ordered, That the exemplification of the act of the Legislature of the State of New York, entitled “An act for vesting in the United States of America the light-house and lands thereunto belonging at Sandy Hook,” referred to in the message of to-day, from the President of the United States, be committed to Mr. Page, Mr. Benson, aná Mfr. Seney, with instruction to examine the same, and report their 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 sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against 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 some progress therein.

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

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, APRIL 6.

An engrossed 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 ; 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 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."

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

A bill for the relief of a certain description of Officers therein mentioned was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A petition of Joseph Henderson was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered to the United States during the late war as a Paymaster in the Navy.

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.

A petition of David Steele 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, which have disabled him from procuring a livelihood by labor.

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 Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Trear sury, on the memorial of the Baron de Steuben, 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 bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States."

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

Mr. Speaker resurned the chair, and Mr. Livermore reported that the committee bad, according to order, again had the said bill 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 bill.

Another Member from North Carolina, to wit : Timothy Bloodworth, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the House ; the oath to support the Consti. tution of the United States being administered to him by Mr. Speaker, according to law.

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, APRIL 7. A petition of Elizabeth Rockwell, widow of William Rockwell, late of Norwich, in Connecticut, was presented to the House and read, praying that her claim, as administratrix of the said Williain Rockwell, for his services in the late Navy of the United States, may be liquidated and satisfied.

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

A petition of Nathaniel Fox was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners as a deranged and wounded officer of the late Army of the United States.

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.

A Member from South Carolina presented to the House a letter addressed to him from John II. Mitchel, of the said State, reciting certain proposals of Matthew Boulton, of the kingdom of Great Britain, for supplying the United States with copper coinage to any amount that Government shall think fit to contract with him for, upon the terms therein mentioned.

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

Mr. Foster, from the committee to whom was referred that part of the petition of the merchants and traders of the town of Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire, which prays that the Circuit and Districts Courts of the said State may be held at Portsmouth, made a report; 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 bill sent from the Senate, entitled " An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against 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, again had the said bill 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 bill.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the enrolled bill, entitled “An act to promote the Progress of Usefu Arts,” 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.
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 8.

A petition of Elisha Curtis, on behalf of himself and others, was presented to the House and read, praying payment of a claim against the United States : Also, a petition of Basil Middleton, to the same effect.

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.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the Punisher ment of certain Crimes against 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, again had the said bill under consideration, and inade a farther progress therein.

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

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, APRIL 9. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Commit. tee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present him with the enrolled bill, entitled “ An act to promote the Progress of Useful Arts," for his approbation

A memorial of sundry merchants and traders, of the town of Newburyport, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, setting forth the inconTeniences under which they labor from the operation of the laws of trade of the United States, and praying relief therein.

Ordered, That the said memorial 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 the proprietors of the Beverly Cotton Manufactory, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying the patronage of Government to their undertaking, and that an additional impost may be laid on the importation of cotton goods.

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

Mr. Benson, from the committec to whom it was referred to report a provision for payment of the printers' accounts for newspapers furnished for the use of Congress; and also a proper mode of regulating the future supply of newspapers for the use of both Houses, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Smith, of Maryland, from the committee to whom were referred the accounts of the Treasurer of the United States, made a report; 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 bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the P1nishment of certain Crimes against the United States."

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

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

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be read the third time to-Mortov. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : 1

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

The House proceeded to consider the said amenilments, and the same bcing read: Tere agreed to.

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

Mr. Ames, from the managers appointed on the part of this House, to attend the conferrence with the Senate, on the subject matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the bill, entitled “An act to provide for the remission or mitigation of Fines, Forfeitures, and Penalties, in certain cases," reported that the committee had, according to order, met the managers on the part of the Senate, in the conference chamber, and freely discussed the subject-matter of the said amendments, but had come to no agreement thereupon.

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, APRIL 10. 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 promote the Progress of Useful Arts,” and affixed his signature to the same this day.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States,” with the amendments, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill, with the amendments, do pass.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith, and desire their concurrence in the said amendments.

Ordered, That the several petitions of Enos Brown, Barent Martlings, and James De Laplaine, 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.

On motion, The report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the memorial of Baron de Steuben was read the second time, and ordered to be taken into consideration on Monday se'nnight.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian tribes.

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 some progress therein.

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

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 12. The House proceeded to re-consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act to provide for the remission or mitigation of Fines, Forfeitures, and Penalties, in certain cases:" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their disagreement to the said amendment. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senaté therewith.

Ordered, That Mr. Cadwalader and Mr. Sedgwick have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day fortnight, and Mr. Schureman until Friday next.

The House, 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 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 bad, 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 Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of the Treasury on the petitions of William Finnie and James Warren, 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

TUESDAY, APRIL 13. The petitions of Caleb Brewster and Jacobus Wynkoop were presented to the House and read, respectively praying relief in consideration of losses or injuries sus. tained 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:

Dr. Vining, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill supplemental to the act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks; which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the commitmittee had examined the enrolled bill, entitled “An act 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, and to amend the said act," 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.

A petition of Joseph Beale was presented to the House and read, praying com pensation for losses and damages which he sustained by the American Army during the late war. Also,

A petition of Thomas Wickes, praying compensation for services rendered to the United States during the late war.

Ondered, That the said petitions 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 for regulating the Post Office of the United States. Mr. Speaker left the chair. lir. 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 some progress therein.

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

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, APRIL 14. & petition of Samuel Jones and Thomas Crawford was presented to the House and read, praying payment of a claim against the United States. Also,

A petition of Joseph M'Gibbons, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of military services rendered to 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.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the commit. mittee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present him with the enrolled bill, entitled "An act further to suspend part of an act, entitled 'An act to regulate the Collection of Duties imposed by law on the Tonnage of ships or vessels, and on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises, imported into the United States, and to amend the said act,” for his approbation.

A petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh was presented to the House and read, praying to be allowed the pay and emoluments of a Colonel, in consideration of military services rendered to the United States during the late war.

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

A member from Massachusetts presented to the House a representation from the Legislature of that State to Congress, relative to the present state of the Whale and Cod Fisheries, together with sundry petitions accompanying the same; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom it was referred to report a provision for the payment of the printers' accounts for newspapers furnished for the use of Congress, and also a proper mode of regulating the future supply of newspapers for the use of both Houses: 'Whereupon,

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