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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 three enrolled bills: one, entitled “ An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States;" another, entitled “ An act 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;” and another, entitled “ An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the light-house on Portland-head, in the District of Maine. »s

Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) from the Committee appointed to examine the ac. counts of the Treasurer of the United States, for the two last quarters, reported that the Committee had examined the same, and found them to agree with the several certified statements thereon, by the Auditor, admitted by the Comptroller of the Treasury, and registered by the Register. Ordered, That the said report do lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts in the States of South Carolina and Georgia;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House: The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled " An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," 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, was agreed to: Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint thc Senate therewith.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Gilman, Mr. White, and Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) be a Committee, to join with such Committee as the Senate Shall appoint, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the proposed recess of Congress.

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to prepare and report to this House, on the second Monday of December next, such further provision as may, in his opinion, be necessary for establishing the public credit.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts in the States of South Carolina and Georgia,” 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 to-day.

Resolved, That all surveys of lands in the Western Territory, made under the direction of the late geographer, Thomas Hutchins, agreeably to contracts for a part of the said lands, made with the late Board of Treasury, be returned to, and perfected by, the Secretary of the Treasury, so as to complete the said contracts; and that the said Secretary be, and he is hereby, authorized to direct the making and completing any other surveys that remain to be made, so as to comply, on the part of the United States, with the several contracts aforesaid.

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

The House, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts in the States of South Carolina and Georgia.”

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 severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

The said bill, with the amendments, was then read the third time and passed.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

An engrossed bill making provision for the reduction of the public debt, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act making provision for the reduction of the public debt.”

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

The House then, according to order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill making certain appropriations therein mentioned.

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.

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

Ordered, That the representation from the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the subject of the Whale and Cod Fisheries, together with the several papers accompanying the same, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of State, with instruction to examine the matter thereof, and report his opinion thereupon to the next session of Congress.

Ordered, That the Speaker of this House do transmit to the Executive Authority of each State, an authentic copy of the resolution of the eighteenth of May last, on the report of the committee to whom it was referred to consider and report their opinion on the question “when, according to the Constitution, the terms for which the President, Vice President, Senators, and Representatives, have been respectively chosen, shall be deemed to have commenced.”

An engrossed bill making certain Appropriations therein mentioned, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned.”

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Moses Hazen; which were read, and ordered to 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 ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10. 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, to wit:

An act making further provision for the Payment of the Debts of the United States.

An act 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.

An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the light-house on Portland-head, in the District of Maine.

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 agreed to the amendments proposed by this House to the bíll sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to alter the time of holding the Cir. cuit Courts of the United States in the States of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall, in future, be held in the city of Philadelphia only. The Senate have also agreed to the resolution respecting the completion of certain surveys directed by a resolution of the late Congress. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined four enrolled bills: one, entitled “ An act for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen lately in the service of the United States, and of certain other persons ;"! another, entitled “ An act for the relief of the persons therein mentioned or described;" another, entitled "An act declaring the Assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ;" and another, entitled '“ An act to alter the time of holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the States of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall

, in future, be held in the city of Philadelphia only;" and found them to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have come to a resolution that the resolution of the sixth

'instant, authorizing the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate to close the present session, by adjourning their respective Houses on this day, be repealed, and that, instead thereof, they be authorized to adjourn their respective Houses on the twelfth instant, to meet again on the first Monday in December next; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolution, and the same being read, was agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

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, to wit : one, entitled “An act for the relief of Disabled Sol. diers and Seamen, lately in the service of the United States, and of certain other per sons ;” another, entitled “ An act declaring the Assent of Congress to certain Acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ;” another, entitled "An act for the relief of the Persons therein mentioned or described ;" and another, entitled “An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the States of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall, in future, be held in the city of Philadelphia only.”

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, AUGUST 11. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed a committee on their part, jointly, with the committee appointed by this House, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the proposed recess of Congress. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt," with seve sal 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 there with.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speuker: I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign an act which originated in the Senate, entitled "An act to alter the times for holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the States of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Penngylvania shall, in future, be held in the city of Philadelphia only." And then he with. drew.

On motion, Resolved, unanimonsly, That the thanks of this House be given to the Corporation of the City of New York, for the elegant and convenient accommodations provided for Congress ; and that Mr. Speaker be desired to communicate this resolve to the Mayor of the said city, and to sig ify to him that it is the wish of the House that the Corporation will permit such articles of the furniture, &c. now in the City Hall, as have been provided by Congress, to remain for the use of that building.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee appointed to notify the President of the United States of the proposed recess of Congress, reported that the committee had, ac. cording to order, performed that service.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :
Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill

, entitled " An act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned,” 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.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills : one entitled "An act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt;" the other entitled “An act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned ;" also, an enrolled resolve respecting the completion of certain Surveys directed by a resolution of the late Congress, and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills and resolve.

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Ordered, that the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning nine o'clock.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Com mittee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation, two enrolled bills : one entitled “ An act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned ;” the other entitled “An act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt;" also, an enrolled resolve respecting the completion of certain Surveys, directed by a resolution of the late Congress.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, on the eleventh instant, approve and sign three acts : one entitled “An act declaring the Assent of Congress to certain Acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ;" another entitled "An act for the relief of Disabled Soldiers and Seamen lately in the service of the United States, and of certain other persons ;" and another entitled "An act for the relief of the persons therein mentioned or described ;” also, that the Presi. dent did, this day, approve and sign two acts; one entitled “ An act making certain appropriations therein mentioned; the other entitled “ An act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt;" also, an enrolled resolve respecting the completion of certain Surveys, directed by a resolution of the late Congress.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate, to inform them that this House, haring completed the business before them, are now about to proceed to close the present session by an adjournment on their part, agreeably to the order of the tenth instant ; and that the Clerk of this House do go with the said message.

The Clerk accordingly went with the said message ; and being returned, A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House, that the Senate, having completed the Legislative business before them, are now ready to close the present session by an adjournment on their part. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Speaker then adjourned the House until the first Monday in December next.

APPENDIX.

Ratification of the Constitution of the United States, by the State of North Carolina.

UNITED STATES, January 11, 1790. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

I have directed Mr. Lear, my private Secretary, to lay before you a copy of the adoption and ratification of the Constitution of the United States, by the State of North Carolina, together with a copy of a letter from his Excellency Samuel Johnston, President of the Convention of said State, to the President of the United States.

The originals of the papers which are herewith transmitted to you, will be lodged in the office of the Secretary of State. ร

G. WASHINGTON.

“FAYETTEVILLE, State of North Carolina, December 4, 1789. “Sir: By order of the Convention of the People of this State, I have the honor to transmit to you the ratification and adoption of the Constitution of the United States by the said Convention, in behalf of the People. “ With sentiments of the highest consideration and respect, I have the honor to be,

“Sir, your most faithful and obedient servant,

“SAMUEL JOHNSTON, President of the Convention. " To the PRESIDENT of the United States." I do certify the above to be a true copy from the original.

TOBIAS LEAR, Secretary to the President of the United States.

A Copy of the Adoption and Ratification of the Constitution of the United States by

the State of North Carolina. " STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.-IN CONVENTION. “Whereas the General Convention which met in Philadelphia in pursuance of a recommendation of Congress, did recommend to the citizens of the United States, a Constitution or form of government, in the following words, viz. “We the People," &c.

(Here follows the Constitution of the United States, verbatim.] Resolved, That this Convention, in behalf of the freemen, citizens, and inhabitants, of the State of North Carolina, do adopt and ratify the said Constitution and form of government. “ Done in Convention this 21st day of November, 1789.

“SAMUEL JOHNSTON, President of the Convention. J. HUNT, JAMES Taylor, Secretaries.By the direction of the President of the United States, I have examined and compared the foregoing with the adoption and ratification of the Constitution of the United States by the State of North Carolina, which was transmitted to the President of the United States by Samuel Johnston, President of the Convention of said State-as well as the transcript of the Constitution of the United States recited in the said ratification, which I certify to be a true copy.

TOBIAS LEAR, Secretary to the President of the United States.

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