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OF THE

House of Representatives

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

BEING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIRST CONGRESS:

BEGUN AND KELD

AT THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

MARCH 4, 1789,

AND IN THE THIRTEENTH YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAID STATES.

VOLUME I.

Reprinted by order of the House of Representatives,

WASHINGTON:

PRIXTED BY GALES & SEATOX.

JOURNAL

or

The House of Representatives

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

TO WIT:

NEW HAMPSHIRE,

DELAWARE,
MASSACHUSETTS,

MARYLAND,
CONNECTICUT,

VIRGINIA,
NEW YORK,

SOUTH CAROLINA, and
NEW JERSEY,

GEORGIA: PENNSYLVANIA, Being the eleven States that have respectively ratified the Constitution of Gover. ment of the United States, proposed by the Federal Convention, held in Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wed. nesday, the fourth of March,'one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787; being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their scats, to wit:

George Thatcher,
From Massachusetts,

Fisher Ames,
George Leonard, and
Elbridge Gerry

Benjamin Huntington,
From Connecticut,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
Jeremiah Wadsworth.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,

Thomas Hartley,
From Pennsylvania,

Peter Muhlenberg, and

Daniel Heister.
From Virginia,

Alexander White.
From South Carolina,

Thomas Tudor Tucker. But a quorum of the whole number not being present, the House adjourned until to-narrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1789. The House met according to adjournment.

Several other members, to wit: from Hew Hampshire, Nicholas Gilman; from Massachusetts, Benjamin Goodhue; from Connecticut, Roger Sherman and Jonathan Sturges; and from Pennsylvania, Henry Wynkoop; appeared and took their seats.

But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 9.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11.
The House met according to adjournment
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14. The House met according to adjournment.

Several other members, to wit: James Madison, junior, John Page, and Richard Bland Lee, from Virginia, appeared and took their seats;

But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 16.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

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