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public piers;" and a committee was appointed, of Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina) Mr. Sinnickson, and Mr. Foster.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was refer. red the memorial of Donald Campbell; and the resolution reported by the said committee, in the words following, to wit: That there be allowed to Donald Campbell, late a Deputy Quartermaster General in the American Army, two and a half per cent. in addition to the two and a half per cent. which has been already allowed to him as a commission, on the purchase and distribution of clothing to the troops in Canada, by order of General Schuyler," was, on the question put thereon, disagreed to by the House.

A motion was then made and seconded that the House do agree to the following resolution:

Resolved, That Donald Campbell is entitled to the pay, subsistence, and forage, of a Colonel in the Army of the United States, from the date of his commission, until the -day of

and that he also, during the said time,' is entitled to the pay, subsistence, and forage, allowed, during the said time, to a Deputy Quartermaster General in a separate department.”

And on the question thereupon, it passed in the negative.
Resolved, that the petition of the said Donald Campbell be rejected.

Mr. Stone, from the committee to whom was re-committed the petition of Francis Mentges, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the memorial of Louis Pierre Lombart de la Neuville, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the memorialist have leave to withdraw his said memorial.

Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) from the committee appointed, presented, accord. ing to order, a bill to amend the act " for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

On motion, Ordered, That the petition of the Clerks employed in the office of the Paymaster General and Commissioner of Army Accounts, which was presented yesterday, be referred to Mr. Vining, Mr. Heister, and Mr. Gilman; 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 eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JULY 15, An engrossed “ bill to amend the act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers,” was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act to amend the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers."

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the conference desired by this House on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses, to the bill, entitled " An act to provide more effectually for the Settlement of the Accounts between the United States and the individual States," and have appointed managers at the same on their part. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Joint Committee of the two Houses, appointed to consider, and report their opinion, when it will be convenient and proper that an adjournment of the present Session of Congress should take place: Whereupon,

Resolved, That, in the opinion of this House, the business now depending before the two Houses may be finished by Tuesday, the twenty-seventh instant; and that it will be convenient and proper that an adjournment of the present Session of Congress should take place on that day.

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

Mr. Brown, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on continental establishment, to ob

tain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota ; 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. Gerry, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, an amendatory bill for establishing the fees and perquisites to be received by Consuls and ViceConsuls of the United States in foreign parts, and for other purposes therein mentioned; 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.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making further provision for the Payment of 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 bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill do lie on the table.
The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, JULY 16.

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 further to provide for the payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States."

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

A petition of John F. Amelung, proprietor of the glass manufactory in the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying a grant of land, or other encouragement, to enable him to extend his undertaking upon a plan which shall be equal to the supply of 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 proceeded to consider the bill making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States, which lay on the table; and the said bill being amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed and read the third time on Monday next.

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

M. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, this day, affix his signature to an act which originated in the Senate, entitled “An act for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of the Government of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee to whom were referred the reports of the Secretary of War, on the petitions of John Baylor, Anthony Walton White, and Stephen Steward, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williamson, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen, and of certain other persons, lately in the service of the United States; which was received, and read the first time.

A petition of William Gordon was presented to the House and read, praying the settlement of a claim against the United States, which is due to the estate of John White, deceased, on which the petitioner has administered: Whereupon,

A motion being made and seconded that the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury,

It passed in the negative.
The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock

SATURDAY, JULY 17. A petition of Simon Wilmer Wilson, of Kent county, in the State of Delaware, was presented to the House and reud, 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 providing for holding a treaty or treaties to establish peace with certain Indian tribes," 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, vas agreed to.

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

Mr. Heister, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of a number of citizens of the State of North Carolina, called Dunkards, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

An engrossed bill to regulate the Collection of the Duties imposed by law on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and 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 to provide more effectually for the Collection of the Duties imposed by law on goods, wares, and mer chandise, imported into the United States, and 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.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Com. mittee had examined two enrolled bills, one entitled “An act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service;" the other entitled "An act imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels;" and had found the same to be truly en. rolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

A petition of Abraham Hunt, late Captain in the first Massachusetts' regiment, on continental establishment, was presented to the House and read, praying to receive the commutation of five years' full pay, in lieu of half pay, in consideration of military services rendered 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.

Mr. Vining, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of the Clerks in the Office of the Paymaster General and Commissioner of Army Accounts, made a report; which was twice read at the Clerk's table, amended, and agreed to by the House, as followeth:

Resolved, That the Clerks in the Office of the Commissioner of Army Accounts are entitled to receive for their services, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be paid in the same manner, and at the same rate, as the salary allowed to the Clerks in the Department of the Treasury; and that the Auditor and Comptroller be authorized to adjust the accounts of the Clerks in the said office, upon the same principles as those of the Treasury Department, agreeably to the appropriation by law.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said resolution to the Senate, and desire 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, two enrolled bills, one entitled “ An act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service,” the other entitled “An act imposing Duties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels.”

“A bill for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen, and of certain other persons, lately in the service of the United States," was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

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

MONDAY, JULY 19.
An engrossed bill further to provide for the Payment of the Debts of the United
States, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

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And then the question being put, that the said bill do pass,

40, It was resolved in the affirmative, Ayes

Noes

15.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

George Mathews,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

Joshua Seney,
Isaac Coles,

John Sevier,
Benjamin Contee,

Roger Sherman,
'Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Sumpter,
Benjamin Huntington,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Jackson,

John Vining,
John Lawrance,

Alexander White,
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Madison, junior,

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

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Gale,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Elbridge Gerry,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Trumbull

, and Jonathan Grout,

Jeremiah Wadsworth. George Leonard, Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, " An act further to provide for the Payment of the Debts of the United States," and that the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act to amend the act for the Establishment and Support of Light-houses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Madison, from the managers appointed on the part of this House to attend the Conference with the Senate, on the subject-matter of the third amendment proposed by the Senate, and depending between the two Houses, to the bill, entitled "An act to Regrılate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes," made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do recede from their disagreement to the said amendment, and do agree with the Senate therein. 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 for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen, and of certain other persons, lately in the service 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 an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendment, 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 bill to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the River Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported that the cominíttee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time tomorrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing the fees and perquisites to be received by Consuls and Vice Consuls of the United States in foreign parts, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

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 cosideration, 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 farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning, eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, JULY 20. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined three enrolled bills: one entitled “An act providing for holding "a Treaty or Treaties to establish peace with certain Indian tribes:" another entitled “An act to amend the act for the establishment and support of Light-houses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers;" and another entitled “An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian tribes;" 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.

An engrossed bill to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on Continenental Establishment to obtain titles to certain Lands lying Northwest of the River Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be “An act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Eestablishment to obtain titles ty certain Lands lying Northwest of the River Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota.”

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

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 the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service;" the other entitled “An act imposing daties on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels."

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee ot the Whole House on the bill for establishing the fees and perquisites to be received by Consuls and Vice Consuls of the United States in foreign parts, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

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

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

A petition of Nathaniel Tracey 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 petition of Jobn Falconer was presented to the House and read, praying compen. sation for property taken and destroyed by the American Army, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition de 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 committee to whom were com

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