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William Smith, of South Carolina, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Steele,

Alexander White.
Jonathan Trumbull,
Ordered, That the sa.d 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23. An engrossed bill to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes, 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 regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes.

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

Mr. Seney, from the committee appointed, presented according to order, a bill to satisfy the claim of the representatives of David Gould, deceased, against the United States; which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Gerry, from the committee appointed to report a catalogue of books necessary for the use of Congress, together with an estimate of the expense thereof, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Archibald Crary, of East Greenwich, in the State of Rhode Island, in behalf of himself and the officers and soldiers of the late Rhode Island Brigade, was presented to the House and read, praying that the same pay and allowances may be granted them, as to other officers and soldiers in the service of the United States during the late war.

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.

On motion, Ordered, That John Stone, who presented a petition to this House on the fifteenth of February last, have leave to withdraw the same.

A petition of Elias Hasket Derby was presented to the House and read, praying fur. ther time or other relief, in the payment of duties accruing on a cargo of teas imported from China by the petitioner.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

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 the act, 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."

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

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 an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War on the petitions of Caleb Brewster and Joseph Ransom which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Nicholas Cowenhoven and others : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said petition and report be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the

House.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede in part from 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 have agreed to a further amendinent to the said bill, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew,

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

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24.

An engrossed bill imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels, 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 imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels.”

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

A bill to satisfy the claim of the representatives of David Gould, deceased, against the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Ordered, That the petition of Elias Hasket Derby, which was presented yesterday, be referred to Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Smith, (of Maryland); that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

On motion, Ordered, That the petition of Abraham Van Alstine, which was presented the eighteenth of March last, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of the officers of the late Navy of the United States : Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said report be committed to a Committee of the Whole House immediately

The House accordingly resolved itself into the said comunittee.
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 report under consideration, and directed him to report, as the opinion of the committee, that the said report be disagreed to: Whereupon,

* Resolved, That this House do concur with the Committee of the Whole House in their disagreement to the said report, and that the said memorial of the officers of the late Navy of the United States be rejected.

A petition of John Brandon 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. Gerry, from the managers appointed on the part of this House to attend the conference with the Senate on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses, to the bill, entitled “An act providing the means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations," made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 25.

An engrossed bill to satisfy the claim of the representatives of David Gould, deceased, against the United States, was read the third time, and a blank therein filled up.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to satisfy the claim of the Representatives of David Gould, deceased, against 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 Timothy Hosmer, John Chappel, Ely Gladhill, James Derry, and Benjamin Hardison, which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Sarah Stirling, widow of the late Earl of Stirling, was presented to the House and read, praying to receive the allowance of seven years half pay due to her deceased husband, as a Major General in the service of the United States, during the late war.

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.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments last proposed on the part of the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act providing the means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations :" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do agree to the said amendments, with the following amendments, to wit:

Line ninth, strike out the word “person,” and in lieu thereof insert “the Minister Plenipotentiary or Chargé des Affaires."

Line nineteenth, strike out “any of their Secretaries," and in lieu thereof insert "the Secretary of any Minister Plenipotentiary.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith, and desire their concurrence to the said amendments.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported by the committee to whom was committed the bill for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' service ; and the said amendments being severally twice read 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.

The flouse, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill concerning the Trade and Navigation 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, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Commit. tee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate agree to the amendments proposed by this House to their amendments to the bill, entitled “ An act providing the means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations :" The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Nathaniel Twining.” And then he withdrew. · The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Samuel Meredith, Treasurer of the United States, together with a statement of his accounts of the receipts and expenditures of public moneys from the first of January to the thirty-first of March last; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

MONDAY, JUXE 28. An engrossed bill for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service, was read the third time. je

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service."

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 Christian Wolfe, Samuel Garrretson, Catharine Wheelan, John F. Vacher, Walter Miles, William Taylor, Ichabod Spencer, Stephen Guyer, Rufus Hamilton, and Lewis I. Costigin; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee appointed to join with a committee of the Se. nate, to consider and report when it will be convenient and proper that an adjournment of the present session of Congress should take place, and to consider and report such business now before Congress necessary to be finished before the adjournment, and such as may be conveniently postponed; and, also, to consider and report such matters not now before Congress, but which it will be necessary should be considered and determined by Congress before an adjournment, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table..

Mr. Clymer, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Bar. Clay, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported by the Committee to whom was cominitted the bill for giving effect to an act, entitled “ An act providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,' in respect to the State of Rhode

Island and Providence Plantations ;" and the said amendments being severally twice read at the Clerk's table, were disagreed to by the House.

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

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Elias Hasket Derby, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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. 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 state of the Union under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

Resolved, That the resolution of Congress of the seventeenth of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, respecting the lands reserved for the Virginia troops on Continental and State establishments, pursuant to the cession made by the said State , to the United States of the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio, ought to be repealed.

Ordered, That the said resolution be referred to Mr. Brown, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. White, Mr. Huntington, and Mr. Benson, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for carrying into effect the reservations contained in the deed of cession made by the State of Virginia to the United States of the Territory Northwest of the River Ohio.

The House proceeded to consider the reports of the Secretary of War on the petitions of James Derry, Benjamin Hardison, Christian Wolfe, Samuel Garretson, and Caleb Brewster : Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Army Accounts be authorized to settle the accounts of pay of the said James Derry and Benjamin Hardison, and to issue his certificates for the same in conformity to the reports of the said Secretary of War; and that the said Caleb Brewster, Christian Wolfe, and Samuel Garretson, respectively, be placed on the list of pensioners, from the time, and in the manner also reported by the said Secretary.

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen, that they do insert a clause or clauses pursuant to the said resolution.

A petition of the Inspectors of dutiable articles at the ports of Boston and Charles. town, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, complaining of the insufficiency of the fees allowed by law for their services, and praying a farther compensation for the same.

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

Mr. Parker, 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.

A memorial of Louis Pierre Lombart de la Neuville, Brigadier General of the late Army of the United States, and Lieutenant Colonel in the service of his Most Christian Majesty, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for military services rendered during the late war.

Ordered, That the said memorial do lie on the table.
The 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 29.

An engrossed bill for giving effect to an act providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States, in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, was read the third time, and a blank therein filled up.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled 'An act providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,' in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations."

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

Mr. Gilman, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined three "nrolled bills, one entitled "An act Providing the Means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations ;” another entitled “ An act to satisfy the Claims of John M'Cord against the United States;” and another, entitled “ An act

for the Relief of Nathaniel Twining ;” and had found the same to be truly enrolled :
Whereupon,
Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act to authorize the Purchase of a Tract of Land for the use of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed to report a plan making provision for the payment of interest on the debts of the United States, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Elias Hasket Derby : Whereupon,

Resolved, That, for the duty on all teas which have been imported from China in the present year, or which shall hereafter be imported, it shall be at the option of the importer either to deposite such teas with the officers of the customs where the same shall be entered, or to give bond therefor, with sureties to the satisfaction of the officer, payable at the expiration of twelve months from the time of entry. Provided, . That where the teas shall be deposited as aforesaid, they shall be kept at the risk and expense of the importer, who shall pay the duties thereon as the same shall be delivered : And provided, That, if the whole of the duties shall not be paid within eighteen months, the officer with whom such tea is deposited shall dispose of the same, or so much thereof, at public auction, as may be sufficient to pay the duties.

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

A petition of Jacob Rash, of Lenox, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying that duplicates may be granted him of certain certificates of final settlement, amounting to two hundred and sixty-five dollars, the property of the petitioner, which were destroyed by fire, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty five.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with in. struction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

On a motion made and seconded, that the Committee of the Whole House be dis. charged from further proceeding on the bill concerning the Trade and Navigation of the United States,

It passed in the negative.

The House then, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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 pro. gress therein.

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

Mr. Heister, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States; which was received, and read the first time.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30. A bill further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Com. mittee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present, for his approbation, three enrolled bills, one entitled “ An act providing the Means of Intercourse between the United States and Foreign Nations ;” another, entitled “ An act to satisfy the claims of John M'Cord against the United States;" and another, entitled "An act for the relief of Nathaniel Twining."

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole Ilouse on the bill concerning the Trade and Navigation of the United States.

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