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Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Scott,
Jonathan Grout,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Daniel Heister,

John Steele,
James Madison, junior,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Mathews,

John Vining,
Andrew Moore,

Alexander White,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Hugh Williamson, and
John Page,

Henry Wynkoop. Josiah Parker, A motion being then made and seconded that the House do now proceed to take into consideration the resolution which was under discussion yesterday, respecting the adjournment of Congress to the city of Philadelphia, It was resolved in the affirmative: Whereupon,

A motion was made and seconded, to amend the said resolution by striking out the words "city of Philadelphia," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “town of Balti more;" and the question being put thereupon, It was resolved in the affirmative, Ayes ............ 31.

ure, Noes ............ 28.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Edanus Burke,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina;
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Sumpter,
Benjamin Huntington,

George Thatcher,
James Jackson,

Jonathan Trumbull,
John Lawrance,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
John Leonard,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Samuel Livermore,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Richard Bland Lee,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior;
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
Daniel Carroll,

Peter Muhlenberg,
George Clymer,

John Page,
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Gale,

John Steel,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Vining,
Samuel Griffin,

Alexander White,
Thomas Hartley,

Hugh Williamson, and
Daniel Heister,

Henry Wynkoop. The main question being then put, that the House do agree to the said resolution, amended to read ag followeth:

Resolved, That, when the two Houses shall adjourn to close the present session, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives do ad. journ their respective Houses to meet and hold their next session at the town of Badtimore:"

(Ayes ............53. It was resolved in the affirmative, 3

in the affirmative, Noes ............ 6. The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,

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Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Egbert Benson,

Andrew Moore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalador,

George Partridge,
Daniel Carroll,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Isaac Coles,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
George Gale,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Samuel Griffin,

John Steele,
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Huger,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Benjamin Huntington,

John Vining,
James Jackson,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Lawrance,

Alexander White.
George Leonard,
Those who voted in the negative, are, .
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Nicholas Gilman,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Schureman,

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

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

UNITED STATES, June 11, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

I have directed my Secretary to lay before you a copy of the ratification of the amenda ments to the Constitution of the United States, by the State of North Carolina, together with an extract from a letter accompanying said ratification, from the Governor of the State of North Carolina to the President of the United States.

GEORGE WASHINGTON. The papers accompanying the said message 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 for repealing, after the last day of — next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, as well to discourage the excessive use of those spirits, and promote agriculture, as to pro. vide for the support of the public credit, and for the common defence and general welfare.

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, ac. cording 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 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 ten o'clock.

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MONDAY, JUNE 14. The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was committed the bill for the relief of Nathaniel Twining, in certain cases ; and the said bill being amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendment, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on Friday last, wait on the President of the United States, and present, for his approbation, two enrolled bills; one entitled "An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned, in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations;" the other, entitled "An act for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Company;" also, an enrolled resolve for the publication of treaties made, or to be made, under the authority of the United States.

Ordered, That the petition of Stephen Steele, which was presented on Thursday last, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of the tanners in and near the city of Philadelphia, which lay on the table, be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to amend the several laws for the Collection of Duties on Imports and Tonnage,

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign two acts; one entitled "An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned, in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ;" the other, entitled “An act for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Company ;” also, a resolve for the publication of treaties made, or to be made, under the authority 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 for repealing, after the last day of next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others' in their stead; also, upon spirits distilled within the United States, as well to discourage the excessive use of those spirits, and promote agriculture, as to provide for the support of the public credit, and for the common defence and general welfare. 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 several amendments thereto; which they had directed him to report when the House should think proper to receive the same.

On a motion made and seconded that the House do now proceed to take the said amendments into consideration, It was resolved in the affirmative, SAyes ............3!,

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

Samuel Livermore,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior,
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
George Clymer,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Roger Sherman,
William Floyd,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

John Vining,
Thomas Hartley,

Alexander White,
Daniel Heister,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Jackson,

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

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Fisher Ames,

Josiah Parker,
Timothy Bloodworth,

George Partridge,
Elias Boudinot,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Isaac Coles,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Goodhue,

John Steele,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Huger,

George Thatcher,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Trumbull,
George Leonard,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
John Page,

Jeremiah Wadsworth.
Whereupon,

The said amendments were severally read at the Clerk's table; and, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled 'An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,' within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment; and the same being read, was agreed to.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot 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 ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, JUNE 15.

An engrossed bill for the relief of Nathaniel Twining, in certain cases, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be “An act for the relief of Nathaniel Twining."

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Commit. tee of the Whole House on the bill to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States.

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

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

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

Mr. Lawrance, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States; 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the commit. tee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled • An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,' within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” 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 bill to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time tomorrow.

A petition of Hannah Douglass, widow of William Douglass, deceased, late a colone in the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying that the provision directed by a resolve of Congress to be made for widows of officers who died in the service, may be granted to her.

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 petition of Adam Caldwell was presented to the House and read, praying re. lief against an imprisonment under which he is now suffering for a violation of the laws of trade of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition 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 bill to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amenda ments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read, and partly considered.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.

Another member from North Carolina, to wit: John Sevier, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the House ; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States being administered to him by Mr. Speaker, according to law.

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

UNITED STATES, June 16, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:

The ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was received by me last night, together with a letter to the President of the United States from the President of the Convention. I have directed my Secretary to lay before you a copy of each.

GEORGE WASHINGTON. The letter and papers accompanying the said message 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 ten o'clock.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17. An engrossed bill to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States.”

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

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to consider whether any, and what, fees, perquisites, or other emoluments, shall be annexed to the offices of Consul and Vice Consul.

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