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George Thatcher,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Jonathan Trumbulli,

Alexander White, and
Thomas Tudor Tucker,

Henry Wynkoop.
John Vining,
Resolved, that the second clause or section of the said amendment be amended as
followeth:

Line thirteenth, strike out “seven,” and insert“ eight.”.

Lines eighteenth and nineteenth, strike out “twenty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents,” and insert “thirty-three dollars and one third of a dollar."

Line twenty-first, strike out "eight hundred,” and insert “ seven hundred and ninety-seven."

Line twenty-fifth, strike out "seven," and insert "eight.”
Line thirty-first, strike out “three," and insert “ four."

A motion was then made and seconded further to amend the said amendment, by striking out the fourth clause or section thereof, in the words following, to wit:

And be it further enacted, That if the whole sum allowed to be subscribed in the debt or certificates of any State as aforesaid, shall not be subscribed within the time for that purpose limited, such State shall be entitled to receive, and shall receive, from the United States, an interest per centum per annum, upon so much of the said sum as shall not have been so subscribed, equal to that which would have accrued on the deficiency had the same been subscribed, in trust for the non-subscribing creditors of such state, who are holders of certificates or notes issued on account of services or supplies towards the prosecution of the late war, and the defence of the United States, or of some part thereof, to be paid in like manner as the interest on the stock which may be created by virtue of the said loan, and to continue until there shall be a settlement of accounts between the United States and the individual States; and in case a balance shall then appear in favor of such State, until provision shall be made for the said balance.” And on the question thereupon,

Ayes..

13, It passed in the negative, Noes:

47.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

Samuel Livermore,
Timothy Bloodworth,

George Mathews,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore,
Isaac Coles,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Benjamin Contee,

John Sevier, and
Nicholas Gilman,

Hugh Williamson.
James Jackson,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Fisher Ames,

John Page,
Egbert Benson,

Josiah Parker,
Elias Boudinot,

George Partridge,
Edanus Burke,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Daniel Carroll,

Joshua Seny,
George Clymer,

Roger Sherman,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Gale,

William Smith, of South Carolino,
Elbridge Gerry,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Sturges,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Benjamin Huntington,

John Vining,
John Lawrence,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Richard Bland Lee,

Alexander White, and
George Leonard,

Henry Wynkoop.
James Madison, junior,

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And then the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said last amend. ment proposed by the Senate, for adding to the end of the said bill sundry clauses "ma. king a provision for the debts of the respective States," as now amended, It was resolved in the affirmative, { Noes :

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28.
The ayes and noes being demanded by ono-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, 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,

Thomas Sumpter,
Elbridge Gerry,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Jonathan Grout

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Daniel Huger,

John Vining,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Lawrance,

Alexander White, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Henry Wynkoop,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison, junior,
Abrahan Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Isaac Coles,

John Page,
Benjamin Contee,

Josiah Parker,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Scott,
Samuel Griffin,

- Joshua Seney,
Thomas Hartley,

John Sevier,
John Hathorn,

William Smith, of Maryland.
Daniel Heister,

John Steele,
James Jackson,

Michael Jenifer Stone, and
Samuel Livermore,

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

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TUESDAY, JULY 27. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled resolves: one "respecting the pay of the Clerks in the office of the Commissioner of Arms Accounts;" the other “for defraying the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts of the United States;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

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

Mr Sturges, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Seth Harding, made a report : Whereupon,

Resolved, that there be allowed to the said Seth Harding, at the rate of sixty dollars per month, for three months and ten days as a captain, for services in the Navy of the United States during the late war.

Ordered, That the residue of the said report, for granting to the said Seth Harding the commutation of half pay and bounty of land, agreeable to his rank in the Ameri. can Navy, do lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was re-committed a report on the petition of Francis Mentges : Whereupon, Resolved, that the said memorialist be allowed his extra expenses for superintending

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the Hospitals at Williamsburg, Hanovertown, and Petersburg, by order of the Com. mander in Chief of the Army of the United States, from the fifth of November, one thousand seven hundred and one, to the twentieth of March, one thousand seven hun. dred and eighty-two, and that the Auditor do settle his account accordingly.

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

Mr. Stone, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson; 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.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, covering his report on the petition of Sarah Stirling ; also, a report of the arrearages due to the wi. dows and orphans of officers, who died in the service of the United States, during the late war; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the petition of Abraham Skinner be discharged from farther proceeding thereon, and that the said petition be re. ferred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

On motion, Ordered, That the farther consideration of the bill for registering ships or vessels, for regulating those employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for other purposes, be postponed until the next session of Congress.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was re-com. mitted a report on the memorial of Thomas Barclay: Whereupon,

Resolved, That, in the settlement of the accounts of the said Thomas Barclay, he be allowed, exclusive of expenses charged by him in his said account, viz: As Consul in France for three years, the salary appointed by Congress, to that office: That on all goods purchased and shipped by him in Holland, for the United States, he be allowed a commission of two and a half per centum: That on the value of all the supplies of goods for the United States, re-packed and shipped by him in Holland, and in various ports in France, he be allowed one per centum: That as Commissioner for settling the accounts of receipts and expenditures of public moneys in Europe, for four years, he be allowed at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum: That, as agent for negotiating and concluding a commercial treaty with Morocco, he be allowed two thousand dollars.

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

The House proceeded to consider the amendment reported by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill for the relief of disabled soldiers and seamen, and of certain other persons, lately in the service of the United States, which lay on the table; and the said amendments being twice read at the Clerk's table, was agreed to by the House.

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

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

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28. 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, an enrolled bill, entitled " An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States;” also, two enrolled resolves, one respecting the pay of the Clerks in the office of the Commissioner of Army Accounts; the other for defraying the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts of the United States.

An engrossed bill for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson."

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

An engrossed 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 third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for the relief of disabled soldiers and seamen, lately in the service of the United States, and of certain other persons.

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker. The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “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," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendments; and the same being read, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. A petition of Robert Conolly, late a Sergeant in the First New York Regiment, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for loss of sight, and other injuries, sustained in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruc. tions to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled " An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office."

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, and Mr. Huntington.

Mr. Clymer, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to epmpensate Thomas Barclay for various public services; 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 immediately.

The House accordingly resolved itself into the said committee.
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 amenda ments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were sever. ally 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.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled "An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office;" which was received, and read the first time.

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

Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, of a uniform system for the disposition of lands, the property of the United States, be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the whole House on the state of the Union.

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 29.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate do agree to some and disagree to others of the amends ments proposed by this House to their amendments to the bill, entitled “An act making provision for the debt of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said message: Whereupon,

A motion being made and seconded that the House do recede from their disagreement to the third amendment proposed to the seventh amendment of the Senate to the said bill, It was resolved in the affirmative, { Npes

. 33, . 27.

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

Richard Bland Lee,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Leonard,
John Brown,

Samuel Livermore,
Edanus Burke,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Partridge,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Roger Sherman,
William Floyd

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Gale,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

George Thatcher,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
Daniel Heister,

Henry Wynkoop, and
Daniel Huger,

Hugh Williamson.
Benjamin Huntington,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Page,
Egbert Benson,

Josiah Parker,
Timothy Bloodworthr,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
Abiel Foster,

John Sevier,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of Maryland,
John Hathorn,

John Steele,
James Jackson,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Lawrance,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Madison, junior,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
George Mathews,

Alexander White. Andrew Moore, Another motion being then made and seconded that the House do recede from their disagreement to the fifth amendment proposed to the seventh amendment of the Senate to the said bill :

Ayes ...

33, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Noes

27.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

George Leonard,
Abraham Baldwin,

Samuel Livermore,
John Brown,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Edanus Burke,

George Partridge,
Lambert Cadwalader,

James Schureman,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

'Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Roger Sherman,
William Floyd,

Peter Silvester,
George Gale,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Daniel Huger,

Hugh Williamson, and
Benjamin Huntington,

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

Isaac Coles,
Egbert Benson,

Benjamin Contee,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Abiel Foster,

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