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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 Bloodworth,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

James Schureman,
Benjamin Contec,

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 :

It was resolved in the affirmative, Ayes............ 33
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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Elbridge Gerry,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Nicholas Gilman,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

John Sevier,
John Hathorn,

William Smith, of Maryland,
James Jackson,

John Steele,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Madison, junior,

Thomas Sumpter,
George Mathews,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Andrew Moore,

John Vining, and
John Page,

Alexander White.
Josiah Parker,
Resolved, that this House do recede from their third and fifth amendments proposed
to the last amendment of the Senate to the said bill.

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

An engrossed bill to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled “ An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office," was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office."

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

An engrossed bill to, compensate Thomas Barclay for various public services was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to compensate Thomas Barclay for various public services.”

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

Mr. Steele, from the committee appointed to examine into the proceedings of the several States, on the subject of the Amendments proposed by Congress to the Constitution of the United States, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Gerry, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Catharine Greene, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of John J. Miller, of the city of Philadelphia, was presented to the House and read, praying that he may be permitted to supply, from his gunpowder works, all such quantities of gunpowder as the demands of Government may require.

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.

Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwick have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the session.

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 30. A petition of Francis Dade was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for 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.

The several petitions of Benjamin Brown, Simon Nathan, and John Griffith, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim against the United States.

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.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson.” The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Catharine Greene: Whereupon,

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

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. 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 state of the Union under consideration, but had come to no resolution thereupon.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills making provision for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for Jurors and Witnesses attending the same.

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Benson, Mr. Vining, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina. · The several orders of the day were farther postponed until Monday next.

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined four enrolled bills: one, entitled “An act to provide more effectually for the Collection of Duties imposed by law on Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the Tonnage of ships or vessels;" another, entitled “An act for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson;" another, entitled “ An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office;” and another, entitled An act making provision for the Debt 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.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, for raising a Duty on the Tonnage of ships or vessels entering the ports of Patapsco, Savannah, and Providence,

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Ames, Mr. Jackson, and Mr. Seney.

A petition of Robert Provoost, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for military services performed during the late war. Also,

A petition of Richard Lloyd, praying compensation for services as late agent to General Hazen's regiment.

Ordered, That the said petitions 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 report of the Secretary of War, on the petition of Sarah Stirling: Whereupon,

Resolved, That there be paid to Sarah Stirling, the widow of the late Major General Lord Stirling, the sum of six thousand nine hundred and seventy-two dollars, being the half-pay of a Major General in the late American Army, for the term of seven years.

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

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 four enrolled bills: one entitled “ An act to provide more effectually for 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;" another, entitled An act for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson," another, entitled “An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled • An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office;"" and another, entitled “ An act making provision for the debt of the United States."

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, together with a statement of his accounts of the receipts and expenditures of public moneys, from the first of April to the thirtieth of June, last inclusive, which were read. Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said statement, together with the statement for the preceding quarter, be referred to Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, Mr. Heister, and Mr. Parker; with instruction to examine the same, and report thereupon to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of War on the petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House do disagree to the said report, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw his said petition.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3. A petition of the Officers of the late Massachusetts line of the American Army, in be. half of themselves and the Soldiers of the said line, was presented to the House, and read, praying that further and adequate compensation may be made them for military sevices rendered during the late war.

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

A petition of Moses Rawlings, of the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for 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. On a motion made and seconded that the House do agree to the following resolution:

Resolved, That the States of Virginia and North Carolina be permitted to enter into a compact for the purpose of opening a navigable canal between the waters of Pasquotank river in North Carolina, and those of the South branch of Elizabeth River, in Vir. ginia, by incorporating a company, or by such other means as they shall find best for that purpose:"

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to Mr. Parker, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Burke, Mr. Steele, and Mr. Wadsworth.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills, mak, ing further provision for the debt of the United States, so far as respects the assumption of the debt of the State of Georgia.

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Jackson, Mr. Page, and Mr. Trumbull.

Mr. Ames, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island aud Providence Plantations, for raising a duty on the tonnage of ships or vessels entering the ports of Patapsco, Savannah, and Providence; 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 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.

Mr. Jackson, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making further provision for the debt of the United States, so far as respects the assumption of the debt of the State of Georgia; which was received and read the first time.

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, AUGUST 4. An engrossed bill declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, for raising a duty on the tonnage of ships or vessels entering the ports of Patapsco, Savannah, and Providence, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, as An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”

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, on the second instant, approve and sign two

enrolled resolves: one respecting the pay of the Clerks in the Office of the Cominis. sioner of Army Accounts; the other for defraying the expense of procuring seals for the Supreme, Circuit, and District Courts of the United States. And, also did, on this day, approve and sign four acts, to wit: “An act making provision for the Debt of the United States;" “ An act to provide more effectually for 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;" “ An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office;'" and "An act for the relief of John Stewart and John Davidson." Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion, Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill or bills for adding two Commissioners to the Board established for settling the accounts between the United States and the individual States; and that Mr. Madison, Mr. Vining, and Mr. Wadsworth, do prepare and bring in the same.

A bill making further provision for the debt of the United States, so far as respects the assumption of the debt of the State of Georgia, 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. Livermore took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were sever. ally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

And then the question being put, that the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time,

It passed in the negative.
And so the said bili was rejected.

Mr. Madison, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for adding two Commissioners to the Board established for settling the accounts between the United States and the individual 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 Committee of the Whole House to-day.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making an appropriation for discharging the claim of Sarah Alexander, the widow of the late Major General Lord Stirling, who died in the service of the United States; which was received and read the first time.

The House then, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill for adding two Commissioners to the Board established for settling the accounts between the United States and the individual States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore 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.

And on the question that the said bill, with the amendment, be engrossed, and read the third time,

It was resolved in the affirmative, 3 Noes ............ 19.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Isaac Coles,
John Baptist Ashe,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Gale,
Egbert Benson,

Nicholas Gilman,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Samuel Griffin,
John Brown,

Jonathan Grout,
Edanus Burke,

Thomas Hartley,
Daniel Carroll,

Daniel Heister,
George Clynjer,

Benjamin Huntington,

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