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

UNITED STATES, June 30th, 1790. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

An act of the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for ratifying certain articles as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, was yesterday put into my hands, and I have directed my Secretary to lay a copy of the same before you.

GEORGE WASHINGTON. The papers accompanying the said message were read, and ordered to lie on the table. * A petition of Thomas Ruston, in behalf of the Managers of a cotton manufactory in the City of Philadelphia, was presented to the House and read, praying the attention of Congress to that branch of manufacture, and that an additional duty may be laid on the importation of cotton cloths.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee making provision for the payment of interest on the debts of 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 report 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 report.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 1. An engrossed bill further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States.”

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

A petition of John Fitch was presented to the House and read, praying that an exclusive right may be granted him to the use of steam to navigation in the United States for a limited time.

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

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill inore effectually to provide for the National Defence, by establishing a Uniform Militia throughout the United States; 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 Comunittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

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 three acts; 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.

A petition of Peter Anspach, of the City of New York, in behalf of Timothy Picker

ing, late Quartermaster General of the Armies of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim of the said Timothy Pickering 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 committee appointed to consider and report whether any, and what, fees, perquisites, or other emoluments shall be annexed to the offices of Consul and Vice Consul, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to 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 providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,' in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. And then he withdrew.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and reports from the Secretary of War on the several petitions of John Baylor, Anthony Walton White, and Stephen Steward ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceded to consider the report of the comunittee to whom was referred the memorial of Thomas Barclay : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said report be re-committed to Mr. Page, Mr. Clymer, and Mr. Sinnickson

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee making provision for the payment of interest on the debts of 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 report under consideration, and come to several resolutions thereupon ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 2.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Commit. tee had examined two enrolled bills, one entitled “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 ;" the other, entitled "An act to authorize the Purchase of a Tract of Land for the use of the United States;" 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 petition of Jabez Champlin, of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, 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.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of the United States ;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bill was 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 Tuesday next.

The House proceeded to consider the resolutions reported yesterday from the Committee of the Whole House making provision for the payment of interest on the debts of the United States : Whereupon,

Resolved, That an addition of thirty-three and one-third cents be made to every one hundred cents of the duties now payable upon goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.

That, in addition to the foregoing, there be levied and collected upon the following articles,

per Ib.

20

10

CENTS.

CENTS.
Distilled spirits, i 1 2-3 per gal. Loaf sugar, .
Madeira wine, .

All other sugars,
Other wines,

Pepper, Molasses .

1.6

Pimento,
Bohea tea, .

2 per lb.
Nutmegs,

- 25 Souchong & other black teas, 4 1-2

Mace, Hyson tea, - • 5 1-3

Cinnamon, - .
Other green teas,

42-3
Cloves, · · ·

12 1-2 Coffee, .

2-3

Cassia, Brown sugar,

1-6 Resolved, That, after the day of the discount of ten per cent. of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in ships or vessels, the property of a citizen or citizens of the United States, be discontinued, and that an addition of ten per cent. be made to the duties on goods, wares, or merchandise, imported in any other ship or vessel.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions ; and that Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Tucker, and Mr. Sherman, do prepare and bring in the same.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Committee appointed to consider and report whether any, and what, fees, perquisites, or other emoluments, shall be annexed to the offices of Consul and Vice-Consul : Whereupon,

Resolved, That it shall and may be lawful for all Consuls and Vice Consuls of the United States, for every protest or deposition, relative to letters of attorney, goods, wares, and merchandise, bills of exchange, and other marine and mercantile affairs and transactions, with a certificate thereof, under their hands and seals, respectively, to receive the sum of dollars.

That citizens of the United States, appointed to reside in foreign ports and places, as Consuls or Vice-Consuls of the United States, shall be enabled to own any ships or vessels in their own names, or in partnership with any other citizen of the United States, residing within the said States, and be entitled to all the privileges and advantages, in respect to such ships or vessels, as if such Consuls or Vice-Consuls, respectively owning said ships or vessels, actually resided within any port or place within the United States.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution; and that Mr. Gerry, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Huntington, Mr. Wadsworth, and Mr. Goodhue, do prepare and bring in the same.

Ordered, That it be referred to the said committee, to report a provision, “ That, in foreign ports, where the laws of the Kingdom or State make it necessary that vessels should enter by the medium of a Consul, and where the laws of such Kingdom or State have determined that certain fees shall be paid to such Consuls, the Consul of the United States shall be authorized to receive such fees; and also to report what further provision may, in the opinion of the said committee, be necessary for Consuls and Vice. Consuls of the United States.

The House proceeded to consider the reports of the Secretary of War, made yesterday, on the several petitions of John Baylor, Anthony Walton White, and Stephen Steward : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said reports be committed to Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Steele, and Mr. Foster.

Ordered, That Mr. Benson have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day fortnight.

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

MONDAY, JULY 5. A petition of the persons confined for debt in the gaol of the city and county of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying that a general bankrupt law may be passed, upon such principles as will tend to relieve the petitioners and all others in a similar situation.

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

A petition of John Stewart and John Davidson, of the city of Annapolis, in the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying that the duty on a quantity of salt imported by the petitioners, and which was casually destroyed in the month of April last, may be remitted to them.

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

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, JULY 6. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on the second instant, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation two enrolled bills, one entitled “ An act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States; the other, entitled “ 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."

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committtee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for establishing the Temporary and Permainent Seat of the Government of 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.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, yesterday, approve and sign two acts; one entitled “ 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 ;" the other, entitled, “An act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land, for the use of the Unied States."

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, JULY 7.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have disagreed to the bill, entitled “An act to satisfy the claim of the representatives of David Gould, deceased, against the United States." The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within 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, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of 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 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 farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

THURSDAY, JULY 8.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have disagreed to the bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the issuing of certificates to a Certain description of Invalid Officers " The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States," with an amendment, to which they desire the concurs rence of this House. And then he withdrew. The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee

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of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of 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 gone through the same, and made no amendment thereto.

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

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to regulate the collection of the Duties imposed by law on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises, imported into the United States, and on the Tonnage of ships or vessels; whicba 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.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “'An act to estsblish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States," and made some progress therein.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said amendments be put off until 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 9.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States," and the same being read, was agreed to.

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 bill, entitled “An act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants Service," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for the establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government of the United States,” which lay on the table : Whereupon,

A motion being made and seconded to amend the said bill, by striking out, in the first section, the words “Potomac, at some place between the mouths of the Eastern Branch and Connogocheque,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “ Delaware, at a place not more than eight miles above, and sixty miles below the Falls thereof?” It passed in the negative, ces

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

George Leonard,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Elias Boudinot,

George Partridge,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abiel Foster,

James Schureman,
Elbridge Gerry,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Roger Sherman,
Jonathan Grout,

Peter Silvester,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
John Lawrence,

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

Daniel Carroll,
· Abraham Baldwin,

George Clymer,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Isaac Coles,
John Brown,

Benjamin Contee,
Edanus Burke,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Gale,

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