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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28.

A bill for the relief of David Cook was read the second time, and ordered to be como mitted to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

The petitions of Samuel Proctor and Samuel Negus were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for services rendered, wounds received, or injuries sustained, in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Nicholas Schultz praying a gratuity of lands and other advantages promised by the late Congress to those who should quit the British service, in consideration of his having left that service and joined the American Army, 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 Zachariah Dowety was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and payment of an account for wagon-hire, against the United States, during the late war. 'Also,

A petition of John Byers, praying compensation for his services as a serjeant in the late Army of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to provide for the settlement of the claims of persons, under particular circumstances, barred by the limitations heretofore established.

A petition of William Albaugh and Margaret Crowell, executors of Henry Crowell, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the renewal of certain Loan Office certificates, the property of their testator, which have been destroyed. Also,

A memorial of James Simpson, praying to be reimbursed for sundry services per. formed and extra expenses incurred by the petitioner whilst surveyor to the United States, under a resolution of the late Congress.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial 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 Nathaniel Lucas was presented to the House and read, praying to receive his commutation for half-pay as a deranged Captain in the late Army of the United States.

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

A petition of Samuel Breck and others, proprietors of the sail-cloth manufactory in the town of Boston, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may have the exclusive privilege of using the particular marks they have adopted for the desigtiation of sail-cloth of their manufactory, and that others may be prohibited from imitat. ing the same, under reasonable penalty.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of State, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Joel Phelps was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of wounds received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition, together with the reports of the Secretary of War to the last session of Congress on the petition of the said Joel Phelps, and all other of a similar nature, whose claims appear to be precluded only by the resolve of Congress of June eleventh, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, be committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for making compensation to widows, orphans, and invalids, in certain cases; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg 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 Comnittee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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, NOVEMBER 29. A petition of Nicholas Rieb was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war ; and also that he may receive the pay and emoluments due to his son, Peter Ricb, a soldier in the same corps, and who was taken prisoner by the enemy, and never since heard of. Also,

A petition of Jacob Paulus, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in cons. deration of a disability incurred in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Thomas Wishart, praying the settlement of his account for services as a Captain in the late Army of the United States.

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.

Mr. Livermore, from the comınittee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to establish the post office and post roads within the United States ; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

A petition of John Blake, Joseph Bindon, John D. Mercier, and Benjamin Thompson, on behalf of themselves and other Canadian Refugees, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for losses and injuries sustained in their persons and property, by adhering to the American cause, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Dayton, Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, and Mr. Murray; that they do examine the matterthereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for making compensation to widows, orphans, and invalids, in certain casus; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed :he chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

Ordered, That the consideration of the said amendments be postponed until to-morrow.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled "An act concerning Consuls and
Vice Consuls ;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he
withdrew.

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER SO.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls," was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Attorney General, respecting his report on the Judicial System of the United States, which was read: Whereupon,

Ordered, That so much of the order of the ninth instant, as directs the Attorney General to report to this House such farther information as he may be in possession of, relative to the operation of the Judicial System, be discharged.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to whom was referred the report of the Attorney General on the Judiciary System of the United States be discharged therefrom; and that the said report be referred to Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Hillhouse, Mr. Laurance, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Kittera, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Madison.

A petition of Jonathan Haynes was presented to the House and read, praying relief 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.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill concerning the registering or recording of ships or vessels ; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A memorial of the distillers of rum, in the town of Providence, and a memorial of the distillers of gin, in the same town, were presented to the House and read, respectively

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praying farther revision and amendment of the act passed at the last session, imposing duties on spirits distilled within the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, for his information.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill for making compensation to widows, orphans, and'invalids, in certain cases; and, the same being read, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

And then the said bill, being further amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendments, 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 a bill, entitled “ An act relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President, in case of vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice President;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1.

An engrossed bill for making compensation to widows, orphans, and invalids, in certain cases, was read the third time..

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act for the relief of certain widows, orphans, invalids, and other persons."

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 relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President, in case of vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice President,” was read the first time.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying his report on the petition of Thomas Campbell, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for the relief of David Cook; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg 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 said amendment, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to explain and amend the acts which relate to the seven years half pay promised to the widows and orphans of officers who died in the service of the United States, and of persons who are, or have been, entitled to pensions as invalids; and that Mr. Laurance, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Barnwell, be the said committee.

A member from New Hampshire laid before the House a representation from the Legislature of the said State respecting the cases of sundry citizens of the said State, invalid soldiers in the late Army of the United States, whose claims have been barred by the acts of limitation; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the committee last appointed.

The several petitions of Matthias Arbruster, Thomas Lewis, John Satterwhite, and Christopher Shreiner, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for services rendered, wounds received, or injuries sustained, in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Also, a petition of sundry seamen who served in the Navy of the United States, during the late war, respectively praying to receive certain arrears of pay of which they have been hitherto deprived by the operation of the acts of limitation.

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 Peter Heisler was presented to the House and read, praying that he may receive from the United States the amount of an original certificate issued in the State of South Carolina, in the name of Ezekiel Malphus, for his services as a corporal and sergeant in the Army, during the late war, and for which the petitioner paid a valuable consideration to the executors of the said Ezekiel Malphus.

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.

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, DECEMBER 2.
An engrossed bill for the relief of David Cook was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for the relief of David Cook and Thomas Campbell.”

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 relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President in case of vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice President," was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday next.

Ordered, That the petition of Nathaniel Lucas, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A memorial and petition of the Society of United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen, was presented to the House and read, praying that the resolve of Congress of the third of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, making a grant of certain lands for the benefit of the said Society, may be confirmed, and warrants issued to survey the same.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to establish offices for the purpose of granting lands within the Territory of the United States.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenburg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

A member from Massachusetts laid before the House a representation of the General Court of the said State, respecting the cases of sundry citizens of the said State, invalid soldiers in the late Army of the United States, whose claims have been barred by the acts of limitation; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to explain and amend the acts which relate to the seven years' half pay promised to widows and orphans of Officers who died in the service of the United States, and of persons who are or have been entitled to pensions as invalids.

On motion, Ordered, That three hundred copies of the accounts of the Treasurer of the United States, of his receipts and expenditures of the public moneys, from the first of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, to the thirtieth of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, which lay on the table, be printed for the use of the members of this House

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

( MONDAY, DECEMBER 5. The several petitions of Joseph Bird, Ebenezer Brooks, Burr Gilbert, and Jonathan Houghton, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for wounds received, or injuries sustained, in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Sarah Parker, of the State of Massachusetts, praying that some relief may be granted for the support of herself and a large family of children, being the widow and orphans of Lieutenant Colonel Moses Parker, who was wounded and made prisoner by the British troops at the battle of Charlestown, in June, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and afterwards died of his wounds in the gaol in Boston.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruct. tion to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A memorial of the distillers of spirits in the town of Newport, and State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, complaining of certain bardships which they experience from the operation of an act passed at the last session, imposing a duty on spirits distilled within the United States, and praying that the said act may be revised and amended.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, for his information.

A petition of John D. Mercier, late a British subject, and residing in the city of Quebec, was piesented to the House and read, praying compensation for losses and injuries sustained in his person and property, in consequence of adhering to the American cause, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee to whom was referred the petition of certain Canadian refugees; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made 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 re-committed to Mr. Laurance, Mr. Baldwin, and Mr. Ashe.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the subject of Manufactures, made pursuant to an order of the House of the fifteenth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, accompanying his account of receipts and expenditures of the public moneys, between the first of July, and the thirtieth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; which were read, and ordered to 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 eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6. A petition of John Wilson was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for supplies furnished to, and injuries occasioned by, the Army of the United States, 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.

A petition of Benjamin Kceffe was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered as a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A memorial of Samuel Gibbs, praying an addition to a pension heretofore granted him as a Lieutenant, in consideration of a wound received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition and memorial be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Benson, Mr. Gerry, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, be ap. pointed a committee on the part of this House, jointly, with such committee as shall be appointed on the part of the Senate, to consider and report to Congress the most eligible manner for carrying into effect the resolution of the United States in Congress assembled, of the seventh of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, directing that an equestrian statue of General Washington should be erecte:I.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The three following motions being severally made and seconded, to wit: "First. That a committee be appointed to examime and report upon the state of the Treasury Department; and that such committee be appointed on the second Monday after the meeting of Congress in every session.

Second. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to report to this House, on the third Monday of every annual session of Congress, a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money, for the preceding

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