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And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Gerry, Mr. Boudinot, and Mr. Huntington.

Ordered, That the petition of Adam Caldwell, which was presented yesterday, be referred to Mr. Vining, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Sevier, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills pursuant to the prayer thereof.

A petition of William Peery, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim against the United States.

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.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was committed the engrossed bill to provide for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States, reported an amendatory bill; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Mr. Gilman, from the committee to whom was committed the bill for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service, reported sundry amendments thereto; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the amendments reported yesterday by the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States; and the same being severally read at the Clerk's table, were, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

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, JUNE 18.

The petitions of John Chappel and Ely Gladhill were presented to the House and read, respectively praying relief in consideration of wounds and injuries sustained 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.

A petition of Mary M‘Cullen, widow of James M‘Cullen, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the settlement of a claim against the United States, from the estate of her deceased husband. "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 John Foster was presented to the House and read, praying a grant of lands, or other relief, in consideration of losses and injuries sustained during the late. war. Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

On motion), The House proceeded to consider the bill which lay on the table, 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 provide for the support of the public credit, and for the common defence and general welfare: Whereupon,'

A motion being made and seconded, to amend the said bill by striking out the twelfth and thirteenth sections, and also, such other parts thereof as impose an excise duty on all spirits distilled within the United States: It passed in the negative,

SAyes ............19,

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

Jonathan Grout,
Isaac Coles,

Daneil Heister, .
Elbridge Gerry

Daniel Huger,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Andrew Moore,
Samuel Grffiin,

Peter Muhlenberg,

John Page,

Thomas Sumpter,
Josiah Parker,

George Thatcher,
Theodore Sedgwick.

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
William Smith, of South Carolina, Alexander White.

John Steele,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

James Jackson,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Lawrance,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Leonard,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
John Brown,

Thomas Scott,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Joshua Seney,
Daniel Carroll,

John Sevier,
Benjamin Contee,

Roger Sherman,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Abiel Foster,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Gale,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Thomas Hartley,

Hugh Williamson, and
John Hathorn,

Henry Wynkoop.
Benjamin Huntington,
The said bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table, when an adjournment
being called for,

The several orders of the day were farther postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock

MONDAY, JUNE 21.

An engrossed bill to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within 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 to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States."

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 and reports from the Secretary of War on the several petitions of the representatives of John Harris, Robert Lewis, and David Gould, deceased; and also on the petition of Hannah Douglass, widow of the late Col. onel William Douglass; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Joseph Packwood was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim against the United States.

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 resumed the consideration of 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 sprits, and promote agriculture, as to provide for the support of the public credit, and for the common defence and general welfare.

And, on the question that the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time,

SAyes ............23,
It passed in the negative,

negare, Noes............35.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative. are,
John Brown,

Abiel Foster,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Gale,
Daniel Carroll,

Nicholas Gilman,
Benjamin Contee,

Samuel Griffin,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Hartley,
William Floyd,

Daniel Heister,

Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Samuel Livermore,

William Smith, of Maryland,
James Madison, junior,

John Vining,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Alexander White, and
Joshua Seney,

Hugh Williamson,
Roger Sherman,
Those who voted in the negative, sre,
Fisher Ames,

John Page,
John Baptist Ashe,

Josiah Parker,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Thomas Scott,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Isaac Coles,

John Sevier,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

John Steele,
John Hathorn,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Daniel Huger,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Huntington,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Jackson,

George Thatcher,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Trumbull,
George Leonard,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
George Mathews,

Jeremiah Wadsworth.
Andrew Moore,
And so the said bill was rejected.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to report a plan making provision for the payment of interest on the debts of the United States; and

A committee was appointed, of Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Madison, Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Tucker.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have appointed a committee on their part, to join with the cominittee appointed by this House, to consider and report when it will be convenient and proper that an adjournment of the present Session of Congress should take place, pursuant to the resolution of this House of the eighth instant. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act to satisfy the claims of John M'Cord against the United States," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to provide for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual 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 several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

A motion being then made and seconded further to amend the said bill by striking out, in the fifth section, the words, “the rule for apportioning to the States the expenses of the war shall be the same that is prescribed by the Constitution of the United States for the apportionment of representation and direct taxes, and according to the first enumeration which shall be made:”

Ayes............ 10,
It passed in the negative, 3 Noes ............ 45.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Hathorn,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Jackson,
William Floyd,

John Lawrance,
Abiel Foster,

Samuel Livermore, and
Nicholas Gilman,

Theodore Sedgwick.

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

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Timothy Bloodworth,

James Schureman,
Elias Boudinot,

Thomas Scott,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney,
Edanus Burke,

John Sevier,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Roger Sherman,
Daniel Carroll,

Peter Silvester,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith, of South Caroling
George Gale,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Sturges,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Huger,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Benjamin Huntington,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
George Leonard,

John Vining,
James Madison, Junior,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Andrew Moore,

Alexander White, and
Peter Muhlenberg,

Hugh Williamson
John Page,
Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third
time to-morrow.

The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22. An engrossed bill to provide for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual 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 to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States."

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

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did this day wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation 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."

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels ; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War on the several petitions of John Rogers, Pattin Jackson, James Delaplaine, Jacob Smith, Thomas M'Fall, and Benjamin Keefe ; also, a statement respecting sundry petitions transmitted to him by the Governor of Virginia; which reports and statement were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of War on the petition of the representative of David Gould, deceased : Whereupon,

Resolved, That provision ought to be made for paying to such of the orphan children of the late Doctor David Gould, who died in service during the late war, as were living at the time of his death, or their legal representatives, the sum of one thousand six hundred and eighty dollars, being the amount of the half pay of a Captain for seven years, the same being the ratio established as the half pay of a surgeon, by the resolves of Congress of the seventeenth of January, one thousand seven hundred and eightyope.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution; and that Mr. Seney, Mr. Heister, and Mr. Moore, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Williamson, from the committee to whom was committed the bill for giving effect to the act “providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States," in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, reported sundry amendments thereto; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act to satisfy the claims of John M‘Cord against the United States;" and the same being read, was agreed to.

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

Ordered, That the petition of the inhabitants of the county of Westchester, in the State of New York, 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.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of War on the petition of William Oliver, which lay on the table : Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said petition be rejected.

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. 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 several amendinents thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

A motion being then made and seconded further to amend the said bill by striking out the fourth section, in the words following, to wit;

" And be it further enacted, That a sum, not exceeding thousand dollars, be appropriated out of the moneys arising from duties on imports and tonnage, subject to the orders of the President of the United States, to be laid out in goods and articles of trade, suitable for supplying the wants and necessities of the Indians, and to be vended and retailed to them through the agency of the said superintendents, and persons to be licensed by them for that purpose, in such manner, and conformably to such regulations, as the President of the United States shall establish:"

It passed in the negative, Ayes ............ 26,
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,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Josiah Parker,
Isaac Coles,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
William Floyd,

James Schureman,
Abiel Foster,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Elbridge Gerry,

Joshua Seney,
Benjamin Goodhue,

John Sevier,
John Hathorn,

Roger Sherman,
Daniel Heister,

Peter Silvester,
Daniel Huger,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Jackson,

Thomas Sumpter, and
George Leonard,

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

Thomas Hartley,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Lawrance,
Egbert Benson,

Richard Bland Lee,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison, junior,
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Andrew Moore,
Benjamin Contee,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Page,
George Gale,

Thomas Scott,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Samuel Griffin,

William Smith, of Maryland,

in the negative,

Noes ....

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