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Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act supplemental to the act establishing the Treasury Department,” with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill providing compensations for the officers of the several Courts of law, and for jurors and witnesses; 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.

The said bill was then amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to 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 for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans, for extraordinary expenses and services; 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 an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

The House proceed to consider the said amendment; and the same being read as fol. loweth:

“Strike out the last clause of the bill in the words following, “excepting only the hire of one Clerk for the several Commissioners in the States of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia,"" was, on the question put thereupon, disagreed to by the House-Ayes 23, Noes 27.

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

John Hathorn,
Egbert Benson,

Benjamin Huntington,
Edanus Burke,

John Lawrance,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Daniel Carroll,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
George Clymer,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jonathan Trumbull,
William B. Giles,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Samuel Griffin,

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

George Partridge,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Schureman,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Joshua Seney,
Elias Boudinot,

Roger Sherman,
Benjamin Bourn,

Thomas Sinnickson,
John Brown,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Abiel Foster,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Jonathan Grout,

George Thatcher,
James Jackson,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
George Leonard,

Alexander White, and
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson.
George Mathews,
Ordered, That the petition of John Tucker, which lay on the table, be referred to
Mr. Gerry, Mr. Hartley, and Mr. Seney ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and
report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Floyd, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “ An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead ; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same," and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Where. upon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill. Ordered, That the Clerk of this Hone do acquaint the Serrate therewith.

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Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, 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.

Mr. Giles, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to compensate George Gibson ; which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for making compensation to the widows and orphan children of certain officers who were killed, or who died while in the service of the United States, during the late war, and for the relief of certain invalids and other persons therein mentioned ; which was received, and read the first time.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 1. A petition of James Adams was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered and injuries sustained in the Na of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of John Paul Schott, praying compensation for services rendered as a captain in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Patrick Sullivan, praying compensation for services rendered as an Assistant Commissary of military stores, and Clothier to the Western expedition under General Sullivan. Also,

A petition of William Adams, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of injuries sustained in his health as a surgeon in the late Army 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 John Jones, of Berks county, in the State of Pennsylvania, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for damages done to his property by the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Joseph Henry, assignee of Matthias Bush, praying compensation for wood furnished the British prisoners at Winchester, by the said Matthias Bush, 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.

Mr. Floyd, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee

had examined four enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled "An act supplementary to the act, entitled . An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States ;” another entitled “ An act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the State of Vermont ;" another entitled “ An act to explain and amend an act

, entitled : An act making farther provision for the payment of the debts of the United States ;” and another entitled "An act fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress ;” 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.

On a motion made and seconded, Resolved, that the Clerk of the House of Representatives of the United States shall be deemed to continue in office until another be appointed.

An engrossed bill providing compensations to the officers of the several courts of law, and to jurors and witnesses, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up; and, on the question that the said bill do pass, It was resolved in the affirmative,

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Noes

23.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Daniel Carroll,
Egbert Benson,

George Clymer,
Benjamin Bourn,

Benjamin Contee,
Edanus Burke,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Abiel Foster,

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George Gale,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Elbridge Gerry,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

Roger Sherman,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Huntington,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Sturges,
Richard Bland Lee,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Samuel Livermore,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
James Madison, junr.

Alexander White, and
Thomas Scott,

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

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Josiah Parker,
Elias Boudinot,

George Partridge,
John Brown,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
William Floyd,

James Schureman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sinnickson,
William B. Giles,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter, and
James Jackson,

George Thatcher George Leonard, Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, “An act providing compensations to the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and to jurors and witnesses, and for other purposes."

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

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to amend an act, entitled * An act to establish the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States," was read the third time ; and on the question that the said bill do pass,

39,
Noes

18.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the miembers present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Josiah Parker,
Timothy Bloodworth,

James Schureman,
John Brown,

Thomas Scott,
Edanus Burke,

Roger Sherman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Peter Silvester,
Daniel Carroll,

Thomas Sinnickson,
George Clymer,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Steele,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Elbridge Gerry,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Trumbull,
William B. Giles,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Hathorn,

John Vining,
James Jackson,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Lawrance,

Alexander White,
Richard Bland Lee,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Madison, jr.

Henry Wynkoop.
George Mathews,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Nicholas Gilman,
Egbert Benson,

Jonathan Grout,
Elias Boudinot,

Thomas Hartley,
William Floyd,

Benjamin Huntington,
Abiel Foster,

George Leonard,

Samuel Livermore,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Joshua Seney,
George Partridge,

Jonathan Sturges, and
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

George Thatcher. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill supplemental to the act establishing the Treasury Department; and the same being read, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill supplementary to the act making provision for the reduction of the public debt ; 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.

A bill to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled “An act for the tem. porary establishment of the Post-Office” was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House immediately.

The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill ; 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 agreed to 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.

Mr. Floyd, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation five enrolled bills : one entitled "An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead ; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same;". another entitled “ An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States ;” another entitled “ An act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the State of Vermont ;" another entitled * An act to explain and amend an act, entitled 'An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States ;” and another entitled " An act fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress;" also, an enrolled resolve, which originated in the Senate, expressive of the high sense of Congress on the decree of the National Assembly of France, respecting the late Benjamin Franklin.

A bill for making compensation to the widows and orphan children of certain officers who were killed, or who died while in the service of the United States, during the late war, and for the relief of certain invalids and other persons therein mentioned, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House immediately.

The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reportedl 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.

Ordered, that the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, which was made on Friday last, respecting certificates or evidences of debt issued after the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, be referred to Mr. Lawrance, Mr. Tucker, and Mr. Wadsworth, with instructions to prepare and bring in a bill or bills pursuant thereto.

A bill to compensate George Gibson was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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, and for other purposes."

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

An engrossed bill supplementary to the act 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 supplementary to the 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.

A petition of Thomas Claxton, Assistant Doorkeeper to the House of Representatives, was presented to the House and read, praying a farther compensation for his services.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCA 2. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the Senate have postponed the consideration of the bill sent from this House, entitled “An act to establish offices for the purpose of granting lands within the territories of the United States," until the next session. I am also directed to inform this House that the Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act repealing so much of an act as establishes the rate of the rix dollar of Denmark," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

An engrossed bill for making compensation to the widows and orphan children of certain officers who were killed, or who died while in the service of the United States, during the late war, and for the relief of certain invalids, and other persons therein mentioned, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for making compensation to the widows and orphans of certain officers who were killed, or who died while in the service of the United States, during the late war, and for the relief of certain invalids and other persons therein mentioned.”

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

Mr. Floyd, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills, to wit: one, entitled "An act supplemental to the act establishing the Treasury Department, and for a farther compensation to certain officers;” and another, which originated in the Senate, entitled "An act to amend an act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Governinent of the United States;” and had found the same tu be truly enrclled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill, entitled "An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Livermore 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.

Mr. Burke, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of David Cook ; which was received, and read the first time.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act repealing so much of an act as establishes the rate of the rix dollar of Denmark;" and the same, being twice read, were agreed to.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making further provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on teas; and, after some time spent theren, 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.

On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House immediately.

The House accordingly resolved itself into the said committee ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, again 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.

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