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shall, in case of vacancy, both in the office of President and Vice President, act as President; for assigning a public office, where the lists mentioned in the second paragraph of the first section of the second article of the Constitution, shall, in case of vacancy, in the office of President of the Senate, or his absence from the seat of Govern. ment, be in the mean time deposited ; and for directing the mode in which such lists shall be transmitted.”

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the last paragraph of the said report, and that Mr. Benson, Mr. Clymer, Mr. Huntington, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Carroll, do prepare and bring in the same.

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, MAY 19.
The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the
Whole House on the bill making provision for the Debt of the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney 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.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their disagreement to the first amendment proposed by this House to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for giving effect to the act therein mentioned, in respect to the State of North Carolina, and to amend the said act," and agree to the said amendment, as amended by this House. They do adhere to their disagreement to the second amendment proposed by this House to the said bili. The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “Anact to prevent bringing goods, wares, and merchandises, from the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations into the United States, and to authorize a demand of money from the said State," to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said bill was read the first time.

Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of War, on the petition of John Rogers, in behalf of himself and others, be discharged from further proceeding thereon; and that the said petition be again referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction further to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

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

THURSDAY, MAY 20. The bill sent from the Senate, cntitled “An act to prevent bringing goods, wares, and merchandises, from the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations into the United States, and to authorize a demand of money from the said State,” was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday se'nnight.

The House proceeded to re-consider their second amendment proposed to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for giving effect to the act therein mentioned, in respect tothe State of North Carolina, and to amend the said act,” to their disagreement to which the Senato do adhere: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do adhere to the said amendment.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to extend the “act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," to the State of North Carolina; and a committee was appointed of Mr. Williamson, Mr. Gerry, and Mr. Steele.

Mr. Burke, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Nathaniel Twining, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Stone, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Francis Mentges, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Ordered, That the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Richard Wells and Josiah Hart, be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom is committed the bill making provison for the debt of the United States.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making provision for the debt of the United States.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Seney took the chair of thc committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported, that the committee had, ac. cording to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made a further progress therein.

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

Mr. Silvester, from the conmittee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Company, 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 ten o'clock.

FRIDAY, MAY 21. A bill for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Company was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

Mr. Williamson, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for giving effect to an act, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States" within the State of North Carolina ; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The' said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making provision for the debt of the United States. Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Seney took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney 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, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Commitee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the resolutions of this House, of the seventeenth instant, respecting the arrears of pay due to a part of the troops of the Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina lines, for the years one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, 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 Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

MONDAY, MAY 24. An engrossed bill for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Company was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be “ An act for the relief of Thousas Jenkins and Company."

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

An engrossed bill for giving effect to an act, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States" within the State of North Carolina, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States' within the State of North Carolina."

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, covering his reports on the several petitions of Wilhelmus Decker, Enos Brown, Henry Carman, John Garnett, John Wilson, Abiel Turney, John Stiller, Jacob Acker, Joel Knapp, Thomas Cole, Barent Martling, and Thomas M'Kinstrey; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of William Hardy and Joseph Bedford was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered to the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition, together with the petition of Isaac Spencer, executor of Joseph Spencer, deceased, 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. I tot de

A petition of John Wood was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered, and injuries sustained in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. · The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the resolutions of this House, of the 17th instant, respecting the arrears of pay due to a part of the troops of the Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina lines : Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do agree to the said amendments.
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 bill making provision for the debt of the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther pro. gress therein.

Resolred, 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 ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, MAY 25. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled, “An act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" also, an enrolled resolve respecting the arrears of pay due to a part of the troops of the Virginia and North Carolina lines, for the years one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three ; and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill and resolve.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War on the several petitions of Nathan Fuller, Nathaniel Fox, and of Joseph Tucker, Thomas Hollis Condy, Robert Williams, and Samuel Armstrong; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Jacob Bailey was presented to the House and read, praying the settlo. ment of a claim against the United States, and also, to be compensated for services rendered during the late war.

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 House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making provision for the Debt of the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and agreed to the first twelve sections thereof, with amendments; which they had instructed him now to report, and to pray that the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the farther consideration of 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 ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present him with four enrolled bills; one entitled “An act to prescribe the mode in which the Public Acts, Records, and Judicial Proceedings, in each State, shall be authenticated, so as to take effect in every other State ;” another, entitled "An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the Forfeitures and Penalties accruing under the Revenue Laws, in certain cases therein mentioned ; another, entitled “An act to continue in force an act passed at the last session of Congress, entitled 'An act to regulate Processes in the Courts of the United States;” and another, entitled “ An act for the government of the Territory of the United States South of the river Ohio;" for his approbation.

A petition of sundry merchants of the town of Wilmington, in the State of North Carolina, was presented to the House and read, praying relief against the payment of certain duties, which they conceive were unjustly exacted from them, under the operation of a law of the said State.

Ordered, That the said petition, together with the petition of John Wood, 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.

The several petitions of Walter Miles, Samuel Garritson, and Christian Wolfe, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying relief in consideration of services rendered, or for losses or injuries sustained, 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 such of the reports of the Secretary of War on the petitions of invalid or wounded Officers and Soldiers as lie on the table, be referred to the commitee appoint. ed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen.

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 the patronage of Congress to his undertaking, and that Government will assist him with a loan of money, or other means to further the same.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Carroll, Mr. Heister, Mr. Boudi. not, Mr. Gale, and Mr. Vining ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Enos Hitchcock, of the State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, praying that the privilege of a late law may be extended to him, for securing the copy-right of a book which he has lately published, entitled “Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family."

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

A petition of the merchants and traders on North Potomac River, in the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying that the river Wicomico, at Lewellinsburg, may be appointed a Port of Delivery.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committtee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to amend the Laws of Revenue.

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 prescribe the mode in which the Public Acts, Records, and Judicial Proceedings, in each State, shall be authenticated, so as to take effect in every other State ; the other, entitled “An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the Forfeitures and Penalties accruing under the Revenue Laws, in certain cases therein mentioned ; and affixed his signature to the same this day.

The House proceeded to consider the report made yesterday, by the Committee of the Whole House on the bill making Provision for the Debt of the United States : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said committee be discharged from further proceeding on the said bill.

And then the amendments proposed by the said committee to the first, second, fourth, eighth, and twelfth sections of the said bill, being severally read at the Clerk's table, were, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The following amendment to the third section being under consideration, to wit:

To the end of the section, add, “Those which shall be issued for the bills of credit, issued by the authority of the United States in Congress assembled, at the rate of one hundred dollars, in the said bills, for one dollar in specie:"

A motion was made, and the question being put, to amend the said amendment by striking out the words “one hundred :"

It was resolved in the affirmative.

A motion was then made, and the question being put, to insert, in lieu of the words so stricken out, the words "seventy-five," It was resolved in the affirmative, as resolved in the motive S Ayes .........

camauves Noes ..........
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Benjamin Huntington,
Egbert Benson,

George Leonard,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
Edanus Burke,

George Partridge,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

James Schureman,
William Floyd,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
George Gale,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
John Hathorn,

Henry Wynkoop.
Daniel Huger,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Timothy Bloodworth,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Scott,
Isaac Coles,

Joshua Seney,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Hartley,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Daniel Heister,

John Steel,
James Jackson,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Richard Bland Lee,

Alexander White, and
James Madison, junior,

Hugh Williamson. George Mathews, A motion was then made, and the question being put, further to amend the said amendment, by adding thereto the following proviso: “Provided, that interest shall be computed on the said bills, from the day of 1781,"

It poseed in the notive S Ayes ............ 15,
It passed in the negative, Noes ............ 42.
The ages and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Leonard,
Abiel Foster,

Samuel Livermore,
Elbridge Gerry,

George Partridge,
Nicholas Gilman,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Sumpter,
Jonathan Grout,

George Thatcher, and
John Hathorn,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Daniel Huger,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Edanus Burke,
Abraham Baldwin,

Lambert Cadwalader,
Egbert Benson,

Daniel Carroll,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Isaac Coles,
Elias Boudinot,

Benjamin Contee,

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