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mitted the reports of the Secretary of War on the several petitions of John Baylor, Anthony Walton White, and Stephen Steward: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said petitions be again referred to the Secretary of War, with in. struction to receive and examine such evidence as may be adduced in snpport of them, and to report the same, with his opinion on the merit of each of them, 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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation 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.”

An engrossed 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, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls of the United States in foreign parts."

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

A petition of John Tucker, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying that the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States may be defrayed.

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

Mr. Sedgwick, 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 more effectially for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States," made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do insist on so much of their disagreement to the first amendment, as proposes to strike out the second section of the bill, and the words, “And be it further enacted,” in the third section; and do agree to such other parts of the said amendment as proposes to strike out all the words in the first section, from the word “ assembled,” to the end thereof, with an amendment, to insert, in lieu of the words so stricken out, the following words: “That a Board, to consist of three Commissioners, be, and hereby is, established, to settle the accounts between the United States and the individual States; and the determination of a majority of the said Commissioners, on the claims submitted to them, shall be final and conclusive; and they shall have power to employ such number of Clerks as they may find necessary."

Resolved, That this House do insist on their disagrement to the second and sixth amendments, and do recede from their disagreement to the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh amendments.

Resolved, that this House do disagree to the amendment proposed by the conferees, in the third line of the third seection, for striking out the word “July,” and inserting in lieu thereof, the word “ April.”.

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

Mr. Williamson, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh, 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 making provision for the debt of the United States," with several amendments, 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 eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JULY 22. Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for registering Ships or Vessels, for regulating those employed in the Coasting Trade and Fisheries, and for other purposes; 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.

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 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.”

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering his report of a uniform system for the disposition of Lands, the property of the United States, made pursuant to an order of the House of the twentieth of January last; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Gerry, from the managers appointed on the part of this House to attend a conference with the Senate on the subject matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the bill, entitled " An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States," made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House do adhere to their disagreement to the first amendmentAyes, 35, Noes, 20.

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

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Muhlenburg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Edanus Burke,

Josiah Parker,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Isaac Coles,

Joshua Seney,
Benjamin Contee,

John Sevier,
Thomas Fizsimons,

Roger Sherman,
William Floyd,

Peter Silvester,
George Gale,

John Steele,
Elbridge Gerry,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Benjamin Huntington,

John Vining, and
James Jackson,

Alexander White.
Samuel Livermore,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Partridge,
· Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elias Boudinot,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Trumbull,
John Lawrance,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
George Leonard,

Henry Wynkoop. Resolved, That this House do recede from their disagreement to the second amendment; also, do insist on their disagreement to the amendments to the twenty-fourth and thirty-first sections, with the following exceptions, to wit:

Twenty-fourth section, second line, after the word “persons,” insert in a parenthesis, (other than Printers of Newspapers.")

Thirty-first section, strike out the words "agreeable to his report on the petition of Christopher Colles.”

Resolved, That this House do recede from their disagreement to, and do agree with the Senate in, their first amendment to the eleventh section; also, to the amendment for striking out the thirteenth section, and to the amendment for striking out the twentythird section, with the following amendment, to wit:

Insert, in lieu of the words proposed to be inserted by the Senate, the words following:

“That it shall be the duty of the Postmaster General to permit any Printer of Newspapers within the United States to send and receive newspapers by the post, subject to a postage of one quarter of a cent for each newspaper."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by tie Senate to the bill, entitled "An act making provision for the debt of the United States," and made some progress therein.

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

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 23. The House resumed the consideration of the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making provision for the debt of the United States," and made a farther progress therein.

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 24. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate recede from some, and agree to the amendments proposed by this House, to other of their amendments 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 then he withdrew.

Mr. Stone, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Stewart and John Davidson, made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the duty on thirteen hundred and twenty-five bushels of salt, imported by the petitioners into the port of Annapolis, some time in the month of April last, and which was casually destroyed by a flood, shall be remitted.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Stone, Mr. Silvester, and Mr. Coles, do prepare and bring in the same.

On motion, Resolved, That the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States, shall be defrayed out of the money appropriated by an act of the present session, for defraying the contingent charges of Government.

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

The House resumed the consideration of the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act making provision for the debt of the United States:" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do agree to the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth amendments, with amend. ments to the said seventh amendment, as follow:

In the clauses proposed to be inserted by the Senate, in lieu of the fourth section, Line Twelfth. Strike out "seven," and insert “eight.”

Line seventeenth. Strike out “twenty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents,” and insert " thirty-three dollars and one third of a dollar.”

Line nineteenth. Strike out “eight hundred," and insert "seven hundred and ninety-seven.”

Line twenty-third. Strike out "seven," and insert “eight.”
Line fortieth. Strike out “three," and insert “four.”

And then, the last amendment proposed by the Senate, for adding to the end of the said bill sundry clauses“ making a provision for the debt of the United States,” being under consideration,

A motion was made and seconded that the House do disagree to the said amendment; and on the question to disagree,

29, It passed in the negative, S Ayes

Noes

32,

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

George Mathews,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
William Floyd,

Thomas Scott,
Nicholas Gilman,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

John Sevier,
Thomas Hartley,

William Smith, of Marylund,
John Hathorn,

John Steele,
Daniel Heister,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
James Jackson,

Thomas Sumpter, and
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson,
James Madison, junior,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Leonard
Egbert Benson,

George Partridge,'
Elias Boudinot,

James Schureman,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Roger Sherman,
Daniel Carroll,

Peter Silvester,
George Clymer,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Abiel Foster,

Jonathan Sturges,
George Gale,

George Thatcher,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jonathan 'Trumbull,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Jonathan Grout,

John Vining,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Lawrance,

Alexander White, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Henry Wynkoop. The House then proceeded to consider the said amendment by clauses, and made some progress therein.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said amendment be postponed until Monday next.

Mr. Clymer, from the committee to whom was re-committed the memorial of Thomas Barclay, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

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MONDAY, JULY 26. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the commit. tee had examined an Enrolled Bill, entitled "An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States," and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate do adhere to their first amendment, a disagreement to which this House has adhered to, to the bill entitled “An act to establish the Post Of. fice and Post Roads within the United States ;" they do also insist on some, and recede from other of their amendments to the said bill, a disagreement to which this House hath insisted on: The Senate have also agreed to a resolution respecting the pay of the Clerks in the Office of the Commissioner of Army Accounts ; and to the resolution for defraying the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States, with an amendment to the said last resolution, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. A petition of William Harris was presented

to the House and read, praying compensation for property taken and destroyed in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Also, a petition of Henry Bass, praying that a duplicate may be granted him of a Continental Loan Office Certificate for six hundred dollars, signed by Direck Ten Brocke, Commissioner for the State of New York, dated the thirteenth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, which was the property of the petitioner, and by him casually lost.

Ordered, That the said petitions 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 amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act making provision for the debt of the United States :" Whereupon,

The last amendment, for adding to the end of the bill sundry clauses “making a provision for the debts of the respective States," being under consideration,

A motion was made and seconded to amend the said amendment by adding to the end of the first clause or section thereof, the following proviso, to wit:

Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if the total amount of the sums which shall be subscribed to the said loan in the debt of any State, within the time limited for receiving subscription thereto, shall exceed the sum by this act allowed to be subscribed within such State, the certificates and credits granted to their respective subscribers, shall bear such proportion to the sums by them respectively subscribed, as the total amount of the said sums shall bear to the whole sum so allowed, to be subscribed in the debt of such state within the same ; and every subscriber to the said loan shall, at the time of subscribing, deposite with the commissioner, the certificates or notes to be loaned by him." And on the question thereupon,

It was resolved in the affirmative.

Another motion was then made and seconded further to amend the said amendment, by adding to the end of the said first clause or section thereof, the following proviso:

And provided, That the original holders of certificates in the several States shall
have the exclusive right of subscribing for the space of six months from the time in
which the offices shall be opened in the States respectively, and that the whole of their
claims shall be funded.” And on the question thereupon,
It passed in the negative,

Ayes ............15,
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 Page,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Josiah Parker,
John Brown,

Thomas Scott,
Isaac Coles,

Joshua Seney,
James Jackson,

John Steele,
James Madison, junior,

Thomas Sumpter, and
George Mathews,

Hugh Williamson.
Peter Muhlenberg,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Hathorn,
Abraham Baldwin,

Daniel Huger,
Egbert Benson,

Benjamin Huntington,
Elias Boudinot,

Richard Bland Lee,
Edanus Burke,

George Leonard,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Samuel Liverinore,
Daniel Carroll,

Andrew Moore,
George Clymer,

George Partridge,
Benjamin Contee,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

James Schureman,
William Floyd,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Abiel Foster,

John Sevier,
George Gale,

Roger Sherman,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Samuel Griffin,

William Smith, of South Carolina.
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Sturges,

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