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gress therein, but not having time to go through the same, had directed him to move the House for leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, on Wednesday next, 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21.

The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Page reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, and had come to several resolutions thereupon, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Nr. Hartley have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day six weeks.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22.

Another Member, to wit, Peter Silvester, from New York, appeared, and took lis seat.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate the taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by the sixth article of the Constitution.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Page reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and had gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which they had directed him to report whenever the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleyen o'clock.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23.

Another member, to wit: John Hathorn, from New York, appeared and took his seat.

Mr. Richard Bland Lee reported, from the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in reporting a proper mode of communicating papers, bills, and messages, between the two Houses, that the committee had, according to order, met and conferred with a committee of the Senate thereupon, and had agreed to a report; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the report from the Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate the taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by the sixth article of the Consti tution, be put off until to-morrow.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 24.

Mr. Boudinot reported, from the committee appointed to attend with a committee from the Senate, to receive the President of the United States, at the place of his embarkation from New Jersey, that the committee did, according to order, together with a committee from the Senate, attend at Elizabethtown, in New Jersey, on the 23d instant, at which place the two committees, met the President, and thence embarked for this city, where they arrived about three o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, and conducted him to the house appointed for his residence,

: The House proceeded to consider the report from the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate in reporting a proper mode of communicating papers, bills, and messages, between the two Houses, which lay on the table, and the said report being twice read, was, on a motion made, ordered to be re-committed to the same committee.

On motion, Resolved, That so much of the standing rules and orders of this House as prescribes the enacted style of bills, be rescinded.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Vice President of the United States, enclosing a resolution of the Senate, appointing a committee to consider and report what style or titles it will be proper to annex to the office of President and Vice President of the United States, if any other than those given in the Constitution ; also to consider of the time, place, and manner, in which, and the person by whom, the oath prescribed by the Constitution, shall be administered to the President, and to confer thereon with such committee as this House should appoint for that purpose: Whereupon,

Ordered, That a committee, to consist of five members, be appointed for the purpose expressed in the resolution of the Senate.

The members elected, Mr. Benson, Mr. Ames, Mr. Madison, Mr. Carroll, and Mr. Sherman,

The House proceeded to consider the resolutions reported from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, which lay on the table, and made some progress therein.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 25.

The House, according to the order of the day, received the report from the Cominittee of the Whole House to the bill to regulate the taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by the sixth artitle of the Constitution; and the amendments to the said bill being read and amended at the Clerk's table, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

Mr. Benson, from the committee appointed to consider of the time, place, and manner, in which, and of the person by whom, the oath prescribed by the Constitution shall be administered to the President of the United States, and to confer with a committee of the Senate for the purpose, reported as followeth:

"That the President hath been pleased to signify to them, that any time or place, which both Houses may think proper to appoint, and any manner which shall appear most eligible to them, will be acceptable to him; That requisite preparations cannot probably be made before Thursday next; That the President be, on that day, formally received by both Houses in the Senate chamber; That the Representatives chamber being capable of receiving the greater number of persons, that, therefore, the President do take the oath in that place, and in the presence of both Houses; That, after the formal reception of the President in the Senate chamber, he be attended by both Houses to the Representatives' chamber, and that the oath be administered by the Chancellor of this State."

The Committee farther report it as their opinion, that it will be proper that a committee of both Houses be appointed to take order for farther conducting the ceremonial.

The said report was twice read; and, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Benson, Mr. Ames, and Mr. Carroll, be a committee on the part of this House, pursuant to the said report.

The House then resumed the consideration of the resolutions reported from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a farther pro, gress therein.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Vice President of the United States, enclosing a vote of the Senate, appointing the Reverend Doctor Provost, a Chaplain to Congress, on the part of that House; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clocks

MONDAY, APRIL 27. An engrossed bill to regulate the taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by the sixth article of the Constitution, was read the third time, and a blank therein filled up.

Resolved, That the bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths.”

Ordered, That the said bill be sent to the Senate for their concurrence, and that Mr. Speaker do transmit the same.

On motion, Resolved, That this House will, on Friday next, proceed by ballot to the appointment of a Chaplain to Congress, on the part of this House.

The House resumed the consideration of the resolutions reported from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, and made a further progress therein.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Vice President of the United States, enclosing certain proceedings of the Senate, touching the ceremonial of the forinal reception of the President of the United States, by both Houses; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Benson, from the committee of both Houses, appointed to take order for conducting the ceremonial of the formal reception of the President of the United States, reported as followeth:

**That it appears to the committee more eligible that the oath should be administered to the President in the outer gallery adjoining the Senate chamber, than in the Representatives chamber, and therefore submit to the respective Houses the propriety of authorizing their committees to take order as to the place where the oath shall be ad. ministered to the President, the resolutions of Saturday, assigning the Representatives' chamber as the place, notwithstanding."

The said report being twice read,

Resolved, that this House doth concur in the said report, and authorize the committee to take order for the change of place thereby proposed.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Vice President of the United States, enclosing two orders of the Senate, one of the 13th inst. appointing a commit. tee to confer with any committee to be appointed on the part of this House, respecting the future disposition of the papers, &c. in the office of the late Secretary of the United States; the other of the 27th instant, for the attendance of both Houses, with the President of the United States, after the oath shall be administered to him, to hear divine service at St. Paul's Chapel; which was read, and ordered to lie on the talbe.

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

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IN CENTS. On all distilled spirits of Jamaica proof, imported from any State or Kingdom not in alliance with the United States, per gal. . .

15 On all other distilled spirits imported from any such State or Kingdom, per gallon On molasses, per gal. .. On Madeira wine, per gal. On all other wines, per gal. On every gallon of beer, ale, or porter, imported in casks On all beer, ale, or porter, imported in bottles, per doz. On malt, per bushel On brown sugars per lb. On loaf sugars, per lb. On all other sugars, per lb. On coffee, per pound .. On cocoa, per lb. On all candles of tallow, per lb. . On all candles of wax and spermaceti, per lb. On cheese, per lb. On soap, per lb. On boots, per pair On all shoes, slippers, or goloshoes, made of leather, per pair On all shoes or slippers made of silk or stuff, per pair

10 On cables, for every cwt.

75 On tarred cordage, for every 112 lb. .

75 On untarred do. and yarn, for every 112 lb.

90 On twine or packthread, for every 112 lb.

200 On hemp, per cwt. after the first of December, 1789,

60 On all steel unwrought, for every 112 lb. On all nails and spikes, per lb. . On salt, per bushel, except such as shall be used on fish and provisions exp On manufactured tobacco, per lb. On snuff, per lb. . On every dozen of wool or cotton cards, On every bushel of coal, On pickled fish, per barrel, On dried fish, per quintal,

50 On all teas imported from China or India, in ships built in the United States, and

belonging to a citizen or citizens thereof, as follows:
On bohea tea, per lb. -
On all souchong and other black teas, per lb. :
On superior green teas, per lb. -
On all other teas, per lb.
On all teas imported from any other country, or from India or China, in ships

which are not the property of a citizen or citizens of the United States, as follows: On bohea tea, per lb. .

10 On all souchong and other black teas, per lb.

15 On superior green tea, per lb. .

30
On all other green teas, per lb. .
On all window and other glass, except black quart bottles, ten per cent. ad valorem.
On all blank books,
On all writing, printing, wrapping paper, paper hangings, and pasteboard,
On all cabinet wares,
On all buttons of metal,
On all saddles,
On all gloves of leather,
On all hats of beaver, fur, wool, or mixture of either,
On all millinery,
On all castings of iron, and upon slit or rolled iron,
On all leather tanned or tawed, and on all manufacture of leather, except such as

shall be otherwise rated,
On canes, walking-sticks, and whips,
On clothing, ready made,
On gold, silver, and plated ware, and on jewelry and paste work,
On anchors, and
On all wrought tin and pewter ware,

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Seven and a half per cent. ad valorem,

On every coach, chariot, or other four wheel carriage, and on every chaise, solo, or

other two wheel carriage, or parts thereof, 15 per cent, ad valorem. On all other articles, five per cent. on their value at the time and place of importation,

except as follows: Tin in pigs, tin plates, lead, old pewter, brass, iron or brass wire, copper in plates, wool, dying woods, and dying drugs, (other than indigo,) raw hides, beaver and all other furs, and deer skins. Provided, That a drawback of six cents per gallon be allowed on all rum distilled in the United States, and which shall be exported without the limits thereof.

Also, That all the duties paid or secured to be paid upon goods imported, shall be returned or discharged upon such of the said goods, as shall within - months be exported to any country, without the limits of the United States, except so much as shall be necessary to defray the expense that may have accrued by the entry and safe keeping thereof."

Resolved, That this House doth concur with the committee in the said resolution, and that Mr. Clymer, Mr. White, and Mr. Baldwin, do prepare and bring in a bill or bills pursuant thereto.

Orderd, That the farther consideration of the report from the Committee of the whole House be postponed until to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Matthias Ogden, referring to sundry petitions annexed thereto, from a number of citizens of New Jersey, complaining of illegality in the late election of Representatives for that State to this House."

The said letter was read, and, together with the petitions accompanying it, ordered to lie on the table.

The order of the Senate of the thirteenth instant, was read, appointing a committee to confer with any committee to be appointed on the part of this House, respecting the future disposition of the papers in the office of the late Secretary of the United States: Whereupon,

Ordered, That Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Cadwalader, and Mr. Jackson, be a committee for that purpose.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29. The petitions of the citizens of New Jersey, whose names are thereunto subscribed, complaining of the illegality of the election of Representatives to Congress for that State, as referred to in Mr. Ogden's letter of yesterday, were read: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Committee of Elections, and that it be an instruction to the said committee, to report a proper mode of investigation and decision thereupon.

The House proceeded to consider the report from the Committee of Elections, (which lay on the table) on the petition of David Ramsay, of the State of South Carolina, suggesting that William Smith, returned a member of this House, as elected within that State, was, at the time of his election, ineligible; and the said report being amended to read as followeth:

* That in this case it will be sufficient, in the first instance, that a committee take such proofs as can be obtained in this city respecting the facts stated in the petition, and report the same to the House; That Mr. Smith be permitted to be present from time to time when such proofs are taken, to examine the witnesses, and to offer counter proofs, which shall also be received by the committee, and reported to the House; That, if the proofs so to be reported, shall be declared by the House insufficient to verify the material facts stated in the petition, or such other facts as the House shall deem proper to be inquired into, it will then be necessary for the House to direct a farther inquiry, especially the procuring whatever additional testimony may be supposed to be in South Carolina, as the case may require; That all questions arising on the proofs, be decided by this House, without any previous opinion thereon reported by a committee.”

Resołred, That this House doth agree to the said report, and that it be an instruc tion to the Committee of Elections to proceed accordingly.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and report an estimate of the suppies requisite for the present year, and of the nett produce of the impost, as agreed to by the House, and that Mr. Gerry, Mr. Smith, (of Maryland) and Mr. Parker, be of the said committee.

The House proceeded to consider the following resolution of the Senate, to wit:

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