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Fisher Ames,

John Lawrance,
Egbert Benson,

Richard Bland Lee,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Josiah Parker,
George Gale,

George Partridge,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carokna,
Samuel Griffin,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Trumbull

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Daniel Heister,

John Vining, and
Benjamin Huntington,

Henry Wynkoop.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior,
Timothy Bloodworth,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Edanus Burke,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Joshua Seney
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Jonathan Grout,

John Steel,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Huger,

George Thatcher,
James Jackson,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
George Leonard,

Alexander White, and
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson, A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled "An act for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Frederick William de Steuben,” with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to whom was committed the bill for the government and regulation of seamen in the Merchants' service, be discharged from further proceeding thereon ; and that the said bill be committed to Mr. Gilman, Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Smith, of Maryland, and Mr. Parker.

On a motion made and seconded,

“That a committee be appointed to examine into and report the decisions of the several States respectively, upon the Amendments to the Constitution of the United Strtes, heretofore proposed by Congress; and that the committee be authorized to report that other and further amendments to the said Consitution are necessary to be recommended by Congress at present:"

A division of the said motion was called for: Whereupon, The first part of the said motion, in the words following, to wit: That a committee be appointed to examine into and report the decisions of the several States, respectively, upon the amendments of the Constitution heretofore proposed by Congress," was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The latter part of the said motion, in the words following, to wit: “And that the committee be authorized to report what other and further amendments to the said Constitution, are necessary to be recommended by Congress at present,” was, on the question put therepon, disagreed to by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Steele, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Contee, be appointed a committee pursuant to the first part of the said motion.

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 28. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, aud present him with 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,

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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 Carolinia lines, for the years one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, for his approbation.

On a motion made and seconded that the House do agree to certain resolutions making provision for the payment of the debts of the individual States,

Ordered, That the said resolutions be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday se'nnight.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "Anact for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Frederick William de Steuben;" which are as follow: Line third. Strike out the words “

as well.Lines fourth and fifth. Strike out the words “as for the commutation or half pay promised by the resolutions of Congress."

Line sixth. Strike out the words "the sum of seven thousand dollars, in addition to the moneys already received by him, and also.

Line seventh. After the word thousand,insert “five hundred."
Whereupon,

The first, second, and third amendments, were, on the question, severally put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The last amendment, to insert the words “ five hundred,in addition to the sum of two thousand dollars, being the amount of the annuity proposed to be granted by the said bill, was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House: Ayes 32, Noes 25.

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,

John Lawrance,
Elias Boudinot,

Richard Bland Lee,
Edanus Burke,

Samuel Livermore,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
Daniel Carroll,

Peter Muhlenberg,
George Clymer,

John Page,
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
George Gale,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Elbridge Gerry,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
Daniel Heister,

Alexander White, and
Daniel Huger,

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

George Partridge,
Abraham Baldwin,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Timothy Bloodworth,

James Schureman,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

John Steele,
Samuel Griffin,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Jackson,

George Thatcher, and
George Leonard,

Hugh Williamson.
George Mathews,
The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred
the

memorial of Nathaniel Twining : Whereupon,

Resolved, that the penalty incurred by Nathaniel Twining, in consequence of the failure of his contract, as executed with the late Postmaster General, for transporting the mail by means of carriages, from Georgetown to Charleston, and from thence to Savannah, from the month of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty. seven, until the first of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, be re. mitted; and that he be allowed, out of the Treasury of the United States, the sum of five hundred and sixty-seven dollars, and forty-one cents; and also, the additional sum of eight dollars, for having transported the mail from the Head of Elk to Philadelphia, after the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, as appears by sufficient vouchers.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills pursuant to the said resolution :

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Burke, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Vining. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act supplemental to the act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks;" also, the bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to an act, en. titled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States” within the State of North Carolina." And they do insist on their amendment disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to re-consider the amendment proposed by the Senate, to the bill, entitled " An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations :" Whereupon,

A motion was made, and the question being put, that the House do recede from their disagreement to the said amendment,

Ayes.

... 16, It passed in the negative,

Noes..

37.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Richard Bland Lee,
Egbert Benson,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Partridge,
George Clymer,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Benjainin Huntington,

John Vining, and
John Lawrance,

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

George Mathews,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of Marylund,
Jonathan Grout,

John Steele,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Huger,

George Thatcher,
James Jackson,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
George Leonard,

Alexander White, and
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson
James Madison, junior,
Resolved, that this House do insist on their disagreement to the said amendment.
Ordered, that the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were read, and postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

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MONDAY, MAY 31. Ordered, That the report of the Postmaster General, on the petition of Christopher Colles, be referred to the committee, to whom was re-committed the bill for regulating the Post Office of the United States, with instruction to insert a clause or clauses pur. suant to the said report.

On a motion made and seconded, that the House do now proceed to take into consideration, a motion which lay on the table, in the words following, to wit: Resolved, That Congress shall meet and hold their next session at

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

27.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Daniel Carroll,

John Page,
George Clymer,

Josiah Parker,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Scott,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Gale,

John Steele,
Nicholas Gilman,

Michael Jenifer Stonc,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Sumpter,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
Daniel Heister,

Alexander White,
James Jackson,

Hugh Williamson, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Henry Wynkoop.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

George Partridge,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elias Boudinot,

James Schureman,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Huger,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
John Lawrance,

Thomas Tudor Tucker. George Leonard, Whereupon, the House proceeded to consider the said motion, which, being read, a motion was made and seconded to amend the same, by inserting, after the word “ Resolued,” the words “That a permanent seat for the Government of the United States ought to be fixed at some convenient place on the banks of the river Delaware, and.” And the said motion being objected to, as not in order, Mr. Speaker declared the motion not to be in order:

From which opinion of the Chair, an appeal was made to the House by two members.

And, on the question being taken, “Is the said motion in order?"
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,

29, There appeared, {Aves :

-as follow:
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Egbert Benson,

Isaac Coles,
Elias Boudinot,

William Floyd,
Edanus Burke,

Abiel Foster,

29,

Elbridge Gerry,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Joshua Seney,
John Hathorn,

Roger Sherman,
Benjamin Huntington,

Peter Silvester,
John Lawrance,

William Smith, of Marylani,
Richard Bland Lee,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
George Leonard,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Livermore,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Madison, junior,

George Thatcher,
George Partridge,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

Thomas Tudor Tucker.
James Schureman,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

James Jackson,
John Baptist Ashe,

George Mathews,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Josiah Parker,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Steele,
George Gale,

Thomas Sumpter,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Vining,
Samuel Griffin,

Alexander White,
Jonathan Grout,

Hugh Williamson, and
Thomas Hartley,

Henry Wynkoop.
Daniel Heister,
Whereupon, Mr. Speaker declared himself with those who voted in the nega-
dive:
And so the said motion was decided not to be in order.

Another motion was then made and seconded to commit the said original motion to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House; and on the question for commitment,

It passed in the negative.

Another motion was then made and seconded to fill up the blank in the said origimal motion with the words “the city of New York;” and on the question thereupon, It passed in the negative, Ayes........... 25,

35.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

George Partridge,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elias Boudinot,

James Schureman,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Huger,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
Benjamin Huntington,

Thomas 'Tudor Tucker.
John Lawrance,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Isaac Coles,
Abraham Baldwin,

Benjamin Contee,
John Brown,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Gale,
Daniel Carroll,

Nicholas Giliman,
George Clymer,

Benjamin Goodhue,

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