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Payments by the Treasurer

$ 1,906 20

103 26 6,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00

Paid warrant
No. 662 To Joseph Howell, jr. pay and subsistence of the troops for

the present year
663 Richard Rogers, for his salary
664 W. Hill

, agent for R. Flint, account his clothing contract 665 Tobias Lear, on account of President's compensation 666 John Adams, on account of his compensation 667 Joseph Howell

, jun. for warrant No. 1085, for $3,500, No. 1086, for $3,000; No. 1087, for $2,000; No. 1088, for $2,422 47-90ths; No. 1089, for 1,626 76-90ths; No. 1090, for $3,102; No. 1091, for $3,539 31-90ths; No. 1092, for

$3,490 60-90ths; all dated 28th February, 1788 668 Do. for warrant No. 1043, dated 31st December, 1788

670 John Lamb, to pay invalid pensions at New York Commissions charged by Massachusetts’ Bank on receiving deposites

22,681 37

6,000 00 2,137 32

22 30

Balance to the 30th September, 1790, as explained at foot

260,081 44 351,570 25

$611,651 69

No. 267, on William Heth, unpaid

3,000 00 Protests on drafts on William Lindsay, (no warrant issued,) 41 47 Trustees for reduction of public debt

51,477 90 In the Bank of North America,

89,533 66 New York,

197,097 41 297,050 88 Massachusetts,

10,419 81

$ 351,570 25

OF THE

house of Representatives

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

BEING THE FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND CONGRESS:

BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,

OCTOBER 24, 1791,

AND IN THE SIXTEENTH TEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAID STATES,

Reprinted by order of the House of Representatives.

WASHINGTON:

PRINTED BY GALES & SEATOX.

JOURNAL

OP

The House of Representatives

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

BEGUN and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the twenty-fourth of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, being the Frst Session of the Second Congress held under the Constitution of Government of the United States: · On which day, being the day appointed by law for the meeting of the present Congress, the following Members of the House of Representatives appeared, produced their credentials, and took their seats in the House, to wit:

Nicholas Gilman,
From New Hampshire, Samuel Livermore, and

Jeremiah Smith.
Fisher Ames,
Sheerjashub Bourne,

Elbridge Gerry,
From Massachusetts,

Benjamin Goodhue,
George Thatcher, and

Artemas Ward.
From Rhode Island,

Benjamin Bourne.
James Hillhouse,

Jonathan Sturges,
From Connecticut,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Amasa Learned.
James Gordon,

John Laurance,
From New York,

Peter Silvester, and

Thomas Tredwell.
From New Jersey,

Elias Boudinot.

Thomas Fitzsimons,
From Pennsylvania, Daniel Heister, and

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg.
From Delaware,

John Vining
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From Maryland,

S Joshua Seney and
Samuel Sterrett.
John Brown,
William B. Giles,

Samuel Griffin,
From Virginia,

James Madison,
Andrew Moore, and

Alexander White.
From North Carolina,

S John Steele, and
2 Hugh Williamson.

Daniel Huger,
From South Carolina, William Smith, and

Thomas Tudor Tucker.
From Georgia,

Francis Willis.
And a quorum, consisting of a majority of the whole number, being present,

The House proceeded by ballot to the choice of a Speaker; and, upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of JoxaTHAN TRUMBULL, one of the Representatives for the State of Connecticut.

Whereupon, the said Jonathan Trumbull was conducted to the Chair; from whence the made his acknowledgments to the House, as followeth:

Gentlemen: I find myself unable to express to you the full sense I have of the distin. guished honor you have done me in the choice of your Speaker.

The diffidence I feel in my abilities to discharge, with propriety, the duties of the Chair, is almost insuperable in my own mind. But, encouraged by the known candor of this honorable body, and depending, as I think I may confidently do, on the kind assistance of each individual in it, I shall enter on its duties, with full assurances to you, Gentlemen, that I shall endeavor to conduct myself with that impartiality, integrity, and assiduity, which become the conspicuous station in which you have been pleased to place me.

The House proceeded, in the same manner, to the appointment of a Clerk; and, upon examining the ballots, an unanimous vote was found in favor of John Beckley.

The oath to support the Constitution of the United States, as prescribed by the act, entitled " An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths,” was then administered by Samuel Livermore, one of the Representatives for the State of New Hampshire, to the Speaker; and then by Mr. Speaker to all the Members pre. sent, to wit:

Nicholas Gilman, Samuel Livermore, Jeremiah Smith, Fisher Ames, Sheerjashub Bourne, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin Goodhue, George Thatcher, Artemas Ward, Berijamin Bourne, James Hillhouse, Jonathan Sturges, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Amasa Learned, James Gordon, John Laurance, Peter Silvester, Thomas Tredwell

, Elias Boudinot, Thomas Fitzsimons, Daniel Heister, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Vining, Joshua Seney, Samuel Sterrett, John Brown, William B. Giles, Samuel Griffin, James Madison, Andrew Moore, Alexander White, John Steele, Hugh Williamson Daniel Huger, William Smith, Thomas Tudor Tucker, and Francis Willis.

The same oath, together with the oath of office prescribed by the said recited act, were also administered by Mr. Speaker to the Clerk.

On motion, Ordered, That the Speaker do appoint committees, until the House shall otherwise determine.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that a quorum of the Senate is assembled, and ready to proceed to business; and also, that the Senate have informed the President of the United States that a quorum of the Senate, is assembled, and ready to receive any communications he may be pleased to make them. And then he withdrew.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Smith of South Carolina, Mr. Laurance, and Mr. White, be a committee, jointly, with such committee as shall be appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him that a quorum of the two Houses is assembled, and ready to receive any communications he may think proper to make to them.

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

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