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George Partridge,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

William Smith, of Maryland,
James Schureman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Scott,

George Thatcher,
Theodore Sedgwick,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Joshua Seney,

John Vining,
Roger Sherman,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Peter Silvester,

Henry Wynkoop.
After which, further debate arising on the said bill, an adjournment was called for :
Whereupon,

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4.

A petition of Andrew Che, was presented to the House and read, praying the settle. ment of a claim against the United States. Also,

À petition of John Hollins, praying an abatement of the additional duties, which took place the first of January last, arising on a cargo imported in a vessel, which, although she arrived before that period, was prevented by the ice from getting to her port of entry till some time after.

Ordered, 'hat 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 Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, to whom was referred, on the ninth of August last, the representation of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, respecting the whale and cod fisheries, accompanying his report on that subject; which was read, and ordered to be sent to the Senate for their information.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States.” On the question that the said bill do pass; and after farther debate thereon, an adjournment being called for, The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5. A petition of James Norris was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for military services rendered to the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Isaac. Vincent, praying relief in consideration of a wound received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

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.

A petition of Abraham Skinner was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed for moneys advanced whilst Commissary General of prisoners, during the late war.

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.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills further to continue in force an act passed the first session of Congress, entitled " An act to regulate civil processes in the Courts of the United States." And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Sturges, and Mr. Contet.

On motion, Ordered, That the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, relative to the establishinent of a mint, which was made to this House on Friday the-twenty-eighth ultimo, be sent to the Senate for their information.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States:" Upon the question that the said bill do pass, and further debates arising thereon; after some time spent therein, an adjournment was called for: Whereupon,

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7. The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of State, on the petition of Andrew Brown; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Benoni Shipman was presented to the House and read, praying to receive compensation for a number of guns and warlike implements which he purchased for the use of the Army of the United States, 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. White, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act so promote the progress of useful arts;” which was received and read the first time.

A petition of sundry merchants and others, of the town of New Bedford, in the County of Bristol, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying that a weekly post may be established by law from Boston, through Taunton, to the said town of New Bedford.

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

Ordered, That the memorial of the public creditors holding Loan Office certificates, which lay on the table, be referred to Mr. Sherman, Mr. Gerry, Mr. Heister, Mr. Benson, and Mr. Gale; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill sent from the Senate, entitled " An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States.” Upon the question that the said bil do pass; and after farther debate thereon, an adjournment being called for,

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8.

Mr. Floyd, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act delaring the consent of Congress to a ccrtain act of the State of Maryland,” and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

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

A bill to amend an act, entitled "An act to promote the progress of useful arts," was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Saturday next.

The petitions of Charles Lockman and Sylvester Springer were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for services rendered as Surgeon's Mates in the Hospital Department of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Peter Sheffner, praying to be placed on the list of Pensioners, as a disabled Lieutenant in the service of the United States, during the late war.

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.

Ordered, That the petition of the Marine Society of Boston, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the next session of Congress.

Mr. Tucker, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to alter the time of the next meeting of Congress; 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.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act making appropria. tions for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes.” And then he withdrew.

On motion, Ordered, that the Secretary of War be discharged from considering the petition of Richard Blackledge, which was referred to him on the nineteenth of January last; and 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,

Mr. Floyd, 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 an enrolled bill, entitled “An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland."

A petition of Ezekiel Conklin and others, inhabitants of the County of Orange, in the State of New York, by Ebenezer Hazard their Attorney, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for damages sustained in their property, by the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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 petition of George Le Roy, late a Captain in the Army of the United States, by his agents, Vanuxem and Lombaert, was presented to the House and read, praying that Congress will direct the interest on the certificates which he received for his services, to be paid him by a bank er in Paris.

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

The House resumed the consideration of the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States:" upon the question w that the said bill do pass:" Whereupon,

The previous question being called for by five members, to wit: “Shall the main question be now put?”

Ayes

38, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Noes

20.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Egbert Benson,

George Partridge,
Elias Boudinot,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.
Benjamin Bourn,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Scott,
George Clymer,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Sohn Sevier,
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Thomas Hartley,

William Smith, of South Carolina
John Hathorn,

John Steele,
Daniel Heister,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Huntington,

George Thatcher,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Trumbull,
George Leonard,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Samuel Livermore,

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

James Jackson,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Timothy Bloodworth,

James Madison, junior,
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Edanus Burke,

Andrew Moore,
Daniel Carroll,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Michael Jenifer Stone,'
George Gale,

Thomas 'Tudor Tucker,
Jonathan Grout,

Alexander White, and
William B. Giles,

Hugh Williamson.
And then the main question being put, that the said bill do pass,
It was resolved in the affirmative,

ŞAyes

..39, Noes

..20.
· The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Elias Boudinot,
Egbert Benson,

· Benjamin Bourny

Lambert Cadwalader,

James Schureman,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Joshua Seney,
Abiel Foster,

Johů Seiver,
Elbridge Gerry,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Hartley,

William Smith, of Maryland,
John Hathorn,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Daniel Heister,

John Steele,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Lawrance,

George Thatcher,
George Leonard,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Samuel Livermore,

John Vining,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
George Partridge,

Henry Wynkoop.
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Those who voted in the negative, arc,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Jackson,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Timothy Bloodworth,

James Madison, junior,
John Brown,

George Mathews,
Edanus Burke,

Andrew Moore,
Daniel Carroll,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Contee,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
George Gale,

Thomas 'Tudor Tucker,
Jonathan Grout,

Alexander White, and
William B. Giles,

Hugh Williamson.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith..
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow'.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow inorning ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9. 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 an act, entitled “ An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland.”

The said messenger also delivered in a written message from the President, in the worls following, to wit:

UNITED STATES, February 9th, 1791, Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :

I have received from the Governor of Vermont, authentic documents, expressing the consent of the Legislatures of New York and of the Territory of Vermont that the said Territory shall be admitted to be a distinct member of our Union, and a memorial of Nathaniel Chipman and Lewis R. Morris, commissioners from the said Territory, praying the consent of Congress to that admission, by the name and style of the State of Vermont; copies of which I now lay before Congress, with whom the Constitution has vested the object of these proceedings.

G. WASHINGTON. Ordered, That the said written message, together with the papers accompanying the same, be referred to Mr. Lawrance, Mr. Boudinot, and Mr. Carroll.

Mr. Huntington, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for increasing the penalty contained in an act passed the second session of Congress, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to continue in force, for a limited time, an act passed at the first session of Congress, entitled "An act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States;" which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Floyd, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee bad examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes," and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

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

A petition of Michael Jackson, late colonel in the eighth Massachusetts regiment, was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of a wound received in the service of the United States, 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.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills sup. plementary to an act, entitled “An act to incorporate the subscribers to the bank of the United States;" and that Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) Mr. Williamson, and Mr. Vining, be of the said committee.

Mr. Floyd, 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, an enrolled bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of Gov. ernment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes.”

The several orders of the day were further postponed until 10-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10.

A bill for increasing the penalty contained in an act passed the second session of Con, gress, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,” was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Com. mittee of the Whole House on Saturday next,

A bill to continue, for a limited time, the act regulating processes in the courts of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow,

A petition and remonstrance of John Fitch, was presented to the House and read complaining of the injurious operation which the bill now depending before Congress, entitled “Ă bill to amend the act to promote the progress of useful arts," will have on his interest, should the same be passed into a law. Ordered, That the said petition and remonstrance do lie on the table.

A petition of sundry masters of vessels in the port of Charleston, South Carolina, was presented to the House and read, praying that Congress will adopt measures to relieve them from the injury they suffer, by the preference given in that place to foreign vessels in the carrying trade.

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

On a motion made and seconded, “That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills repealing so much of the act, 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, as hath rated the rix dollar of Denmark at one hundred cents;"

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to Mr. Bourn, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Thatcher.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills sup. plementary to the act, entitled “ An act to establish the Treasury Department;" and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Ames, be of the said committee.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill authorizing the President of the United States to cause the debt due to foreign officers to be paid and discharged; and, after some time spent - therein, 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 be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to establish offices for the purpose of granting lands within the Territory of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to or der, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

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