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Daniel Heister,

James Schureman, Benjamin Hunungton,

Thomas Scott, John Lawrance,

Thomas Sinnickson, Richard Bland Lee,

William Smith, (of Maryland,) George Leonard,

Jonathan Sturges, Samuel Livermore,

Peter Silvester, James Madison, jun.

George Thatcher, Andrew Moore,

Jonathan Trumbull, Peter Muhlenburg,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, John Page,

John Vining, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,

Alexander White, and Joshua Seney,

Henry Wynkoop. Jonathan Grout voted in the negative.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to rer gulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until Monday next.

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

MONDAY, MAY 25.

Another member, to wit, Thomas Sumpter, from South Carolina, appeared, and took his seat.

Mr. Partridge, from the committee appointed jointly with a committee of the Senate, to present to the President of the United States, for his approbation, the engrossed bill, entitled, “ An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths,”? reported, that the committee did, according to order, on Friday last, wait on the President, and present him with the said engrossed bill, for his approbation.

The House, according to the 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. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, and had come to no resolution thereupon.

The House proceeded to consider the report from the Committee of Elections, to whom it was referred to report a proper mode of investigation and decision on the petition of a number of the citizens of New Jersey, complaining of the illegality of the election of the members holding seats in this House, as elected within that State ; and, the said report being amended, to read as followeth:

That it will be proper to appoint a committee, before whom the petitioners are to appear, and who shall receive such proofs and allegations, as the petitioners shall judge proper to offer, in support of their said petition, and who shall, in like manner, receive all proofs and allegations from persons who may be desirous to appear and be heard in opposition to the said petition, and to report to the House all such facts as shall arise from the proofs and allegations of the respective parties:

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the committee in the said report; and that it be an instruction to the said Committee of Elections to proceed accordingly.

On motion, Resolved, That a committee be appointed to confer with any committee which may be appointed by the Senate, on the proper method of receiving into either House, bills or messages from the President of the United States. The members appointed, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Floyd, and Mr. Thatcher.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from further proceeding on the motion to them committed, for making a compensation to the President of the United States for his services, and that a committee be appointed to take into consideration the subject of compensations to be made for the services of the President, Vice President, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and to report thereupon.

The members appointed, Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Vining, Mr. Livermore, Mr. Madison Mr. Benson, Mr. Burke, Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Gerry, Mr. Cadwalader, and Mr. Smith, of Maryland.

Mr. Wadsworth presented, according to order, a bill imposing duties on tonnage; and the same was received, and read the first time.

A petition of the shipwrights of the city of Philadelphia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House, and read, stating such regulations as they conceive will tend to the advancement and increase of American shipping, and praying the attention of Congress thereto.

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

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MAY 26. A bill imposing duties on tonnage was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Silvester, from the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, to consider and report what newspapers the members of Congress shall be fur. nished with at the public expense, and to receive proposals from the printers for printing the acts and other proceedings of Congress, made a farther report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed a committee to confer with the committee appointed by this House, on the proper method of receiving into either House, bills o messages from the President of the United States. 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 imposing duties on tonnage.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto, which they had directed him to report, when the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received to-morrow.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bih to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States; and the same was received, and read the first time.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MAY 28. The House proceeded to receive and consider the amendments made yesterday, by the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill imposing duties on tonnage; and the said amendments were severally twice read at the Clerk's table, and agreed to.

VOL. I.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, 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 state of the Union.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull 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 consider the state of the unappropriated lands in the Western territory, and to report thereupon: And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Scott, Mr. Huntington, and Mr. Sherman.

On motion, Resolved, That every such member of the present Congress, as is not yet furnished with a set of the journals of the late Congress, shall, on application to the keeper of the records and papers of the said late Congress, be entitled to receive a complete set of such journals.

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

The House proceeded to consider the two reports, one made the nineteenth instant, the other the twenty-sixth instant, by the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, to consider and report what newspapers the members of Congress shall be furnished with at the public expense, and to receive proposals for printing the acts and other proceedings of Congress; and the first report in the words following, to wit:

“ That in their opinion, public economy requires that the expense heretofore in“ curred by the public, of supplying every member of Congress with all the newspa“pers printed at the seat of Congress, should be retrenched in future : but, as your “ committee consider the publication of newspapers to be highly beneficial in dissemi“ nating useful knowledge throughout the United States, and deserving of public en“couragement, they recommend that each member of Congress be supplied, at the “public expense, with one paper, leaving the choice of the same to each member; and " that it be the duty of the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Re“ presentatives, to give the necessary directions to the different printers to furnish “ each member with such paper as he shall choose," being again read, and debated:

Resolved, That this House doth disagree to the said report:
The other report, being again read, and amended to read as followeth:

“ That it would be proper that it should be left to the Secretary of the Senate, and “ Clerk of the House of Representatives, to contract with such person as shall engage “ to execute the printing and binding business, on the most reasonable terms, the paper “ being furnished by the said Secretary and Clerk, to such person, at the public “ expense. That such person, as they shall contract with, shall be obliged to render 's a state of his accounts quarterly, and that six hundred copies of the acts of Congress, “ and seven hundred copies of the journals be printed, and distributed to the Execu“ tive and Judicicial, and Heads of Departments of the Government of the United “ States, and the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, of the several States:"

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said report.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole Ilouse on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MAY 29.

An engrossed bill imposing duties on tonnage was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act imposing duties on tonnage.”

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

Mr. Partridge, from the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, on the proper method of receiving into either House, bills or messages from the President of the United States, made a report, and the said report being amended to read as followeth:

“ That, until the public offices are established, and the respective officers appointed, any returns of bills, and resolutions, or other communications, from the President, may be received by either House, under cover, directed to the President of the Senate, or Speaker of the House of Representatives, as the case may be, and transmitted by such person as the President may think proper:".

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said report.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith, and desire their concurrence.

A bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchan. dises, imported into the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be com. mitted to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until Monday next.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 1. Ordered, That Mr. Bland have leave to be absent from the service of this House six Weeks.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the report, on the mode of receiving into either House, bills, or other communications, from the President of the United States, as the same was amended by 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 to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, that this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, entitled “An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths,” and has this day affixed his signature thereto; and the messenger delivered in the said act, and then withdrew.

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

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee appointed to take into consideration the subject of compensations to be made for the services of the President, Vice President, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Ordered, That Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) Mr. Lawrance, and Mr. Ames, be a committee to prepare and bring in a bill, or bills, to establish an uniform system on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUIS DAY. JUNE 2. Ordered, That Mr. Floyd have leave to absent himself from the service of this House until this day fortnight.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the directions of the act, entitled “ An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths,” proceeded to administer the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, in the form prescribed by the said act, to the foilowing members of this House, who had not before taken a similar oath, to wit : Abraham Baldwin, Egbert Benson, Edanus Burke, Isaac Coles, Benjamin Contee, William Floyd, Jonathan Grout, John Hathorn, James Jackson, Samuel Livermore, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Joshua Seney, Thomas Sinnickson, Peter Silvester, Thomas Sumpter, Jonathan Trumbull, John Vining, and Jeremiah Wadsworth.

The same oath, and, moreover, the oath of office, prescribed by the said act, were also administered, by Mr. Speaker, to the Clerk.

Mr. Huger and Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina,) produced certificates, under the hand of the Chief Justice of New York, of their having taken the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, before the said Chief Justice, pursuant to a former resolution of this House.

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War; which was received, and read the first time.

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs; which was received, and read the first time.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.

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

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made a further progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

On motion, Ordered, That it be an instruction to the committee appointed the 11th of April, to prepare and bring in a bill, or bills, for regulating the collection of imposts and tonnage in the United States, that they do prepare and bring in a bill directing the mode of registering and clearing vessels, ascertaining their tonnage, and for regulating the coasting trade, pilots, and light-houses.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amended report, for the publication of the acts of Congress, with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment of the Senate to the said report, and, the same being read, was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. A bill to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A bill to establish an Executive Department to be denominated the Department of Poreign Affairs, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate are about to proceed to take the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, pursuant to the act, entitled “An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths," and request that the said act, to

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