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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. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for the relief of David Cook and Thomas Campbell," and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “for establishing the Post Office and Post Roads with. in the United States ;” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

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

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that: the committee dd, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for the relief of David Cook and Thomas Campbell.”

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate insist on their amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled "An act apportioning Representatives among the People of the severa! States, according to the first enumeration." And then he withdrew.

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16.
A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his
Secretary, notifying that the President did, this clay, approve and sign an act, entitled
“An act for the relief of David Cook and Thomas Campbell.”

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

A petition of Robert M‘Culloch was presented to the House and read, praying to receive certain arrears of pay as a soldier ; and, also, relief in consideration of wounds received in the Army of the United States, during the late war, which have rendered him incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor. Also,

A petition of Joseph Liplong, assignee of Dixon Nailor, who is administrator of the estate of John Nailor, deceased, praying a liquidation and payment of the accounts of the said John Nailor, for pay and depreciation for his services, as a soldier of the Army of 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.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States; 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 a farther progress therein.

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

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 19. The several petitions of John Curley, Eliphalet Downer, William Johnston, Willam M'Coy, Barnabas Murphy, George P. Ransom, Samuel Wall, for himself and servant, James Wesson, and Thomas Williams, were presented to the House and read, respect. ively praying compensation, or relief, in consideration of services rendered, supplies furnished, wounds received, or injuries sustained, in the Army or Navy of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Thaddeus Williams, of the county of Luzerne, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying relief in consideration of a wound received from the Indians, while he was enrolled in the militia, for defence of the frontiers of the said State, which has rendered him incapable of procuring a livelihood by labor.

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 Richard Lloyd was presented to the House and read, praying compensạtion for services, as late Agent to General Hazen's regiment.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Seney, and Mr. Williamson : that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Ludwig Kuhn was presented to the House and read, praying the settlement of an account against the United States.

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.

The House proceeded to consider the message, sent from the Senate on Thursday last, notifying that the Senate insist on their amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act apportioning Representatives among the People of the several States, according to the first enumeration;" and the said amendment being read, as fol. Joweth :

Strike out the first section and substitute the following:

Be it enacted by the Senate end House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and until otherwise provided for by law, the House of Representatives shall be composed of Members who shall have been chosen by the People of the several States, in the proportion of one Representative for every thirty thousand persons, in each State, computed according to the rule prescribed by the Constitution of the United States—that is to say : From the State of New Hampshire, four members ; the State of Massachusetts, fourteen ; the State of Connecticut, seven ; the State of Rhode Island, two ; the State of New York, ten; the State of New Jersey, five ; the State of Pennsylvania, thirteen; the State of Delaware, one ; the State of Maryland, eight; the State of Virginia, nineteen ; the State of Kentucky, two; the State of North Carolina, ten; and the State of Georgia, two members.”

A motion was made, and the question being put, that this House do recede from their disagreement to the said amendment,

(Yeas

27, It passed in the negative,

Nays

33.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Israel Jacobs,
Egbert Benson,

John W. Kittera,
Elias Boudinot,

Amasa Learned,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Jonathan Dayton,

Jeremiah Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Israel Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
Andrew Gregg,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Thomas Hartley,

Artemas Ward.
James Hillhouse,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Nathaniel Macon,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison,
Robert Barnwell,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg.
William Findley,

William Vans Muray,
Elbridge Gerry,

John Page,
William B. Giles,

Josiah Parker,
Samuel Griffin,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker.
William Barry Grove,

Joshua Seney;
Daniel Huger,

William Smith,
Philip Key,

John Steel,
John Laurance,

Samuel Sterrett,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Sumpter,

Thomas Tredwell,

Alexander White,
Thomas Tudor Tucker.

Hugh Williamson, and
Abraham Venable,

Francis Willis.
Anthony Wayne,
A motion was then made, and the question being put, that the House do adhere to
their disagreement to the said amendment ;

5 Yeas

32, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

27.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Abraham Baldwin,

William Vans Murray,
Robert Barnwell,

John Page,
John Brown,

Josiah Parker,
William Findley,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Elbridge Gerry,

Joshua Seney,
William B. Giles,

William Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
William Barry Grore,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tredwell,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Laurance,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Anthony Wayne,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White,
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson, and
Andrew Moore,

Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Israel Jacobs,
Egbert Benson,

John W. Kittera,
Elias Boudinot,

Amasa Learned,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Jonathan Dayton,

Jeremiah Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Israel Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
Andrew Gregg,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Thomas Hartley,

Artemas Ward.
James Hillhouse,
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :
Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act making appropri-
ations for the support of Government; for the year one thousand seven hundred and
ninety-two,” with several amendments; 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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20. The several petitions of William Dunton, John Holland, Alexander M‘Williams, John Snydor, by his attorney Dieterick Hartman, and Edward Thomson, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation or relief for services rendered, or wounds received, in the Army or Navy of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Mary Ennis, widow of Richard Ennis, late a Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Line, who was wounded at Fort Washington, and died of his wounds, praying to be placed on the Pension List of the United States. Also,

A petition of Joseph Johnson, praying to receive the amount of a claim of Jane Rodman against the United States, for her services as a nurse in the General Hospital of the United States, which has been assigned to him for valuable consideration. Also,

A petition of Peter Swan, praying compensation for a pension which he was in the actual receipt of from the Government of Great Britain, at the commencement of the late war, and which was withdrawn, in consequence of his entering into the service 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.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr: Lear, his Secretary, as followeth :

UNITED STATES, December 20, 1791. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

I lay before you the copy of a letter which I have received from the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and of sundry documents which accompanied it, relative to a contract for the purchase of a certain tract of land bounding on Lake Erie ; together with a copy of a report of the Secretary of State on the same subject.

G. WASHINGTON. The said message was read, and, together with the papers accompanying it, ordered to be referred to Mr. Madison, Mr. Benson, and Mr. Sedgwick, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to make provision for carrying into effect the contract therein specified.

A petition of Jabez Bowen, Commissioner of Loans in the State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, praying to be allowed the expense of stationery and clerk hire until the first day of October next. Also,

A petition of Jacob Green, William Green, Elihu Green, and Christopher Green, surviving partners of the late firm of Nathaniel Greene and Company, praying the liquidation of a claim against the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the petition of Moses Hazen, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to eramine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two;" and the same being read, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate do adhere to their amendment, to a disagreement to which this House hath adhered, to the bill, entitled “An act apportioning Representatives among the People of the several States, according to the first enumeration. And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States ; 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 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21. A petition of Lawrence Kipple 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.

A petition of John Harly was presented to the House and read, praying compensition for the value of his dwelling house, which was burnt through carelessness, while occupied as a Hospital for the Continental troops, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Timothy Bradly, late Assistant Commissary of Purchases, praying that a mistake which took place in the settlement of his accounts, may be rectified, and the amount thereof paid to him ; also, that he may receive compensation for a number of heef-cattle, furnished for the use of the late Army, and that he may be indemnified in

war.

certain sums of money, which he has been compelled, by suit, to pay, on account of the United States. Also,

A petition of Jean Baptist Dumon, son and heir of Jean Baptist Dumon, deceased, late of Canada, merchant, praying to be reimbursed certain advances made by the deceased, for the support of the American Army, and also for losses and injuries sustained, both in his person and property, by adhering to the American cause, during the late

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. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo," and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Madison, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for carrying into effect a contract between the United States and the State of Pennsylvania; which was received, and read the first time.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

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

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation an enrolled bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two.”

On motion, Ordered, That the consideration of a report, made to this House on the twenty-sixth of February last, by the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petition of Comfort Sands and others, be taken up on Friday pext.

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 22. A bill for carrying into effect a contract between the United States and the State of Pennsylvania was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

A petition of Josiah Witter 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.

A petition of Lawrence Furlong was presented to the House and read, praying the settlement of a claim against the United States, for pilotage, 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 memorial and address of the People called Quakers, from their several religious societies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, was presented to the House and read, praying that Congress will adopt such measures as, in their wisdom may be deemed salutary and effectual, for securing peace and friendship with the original holders of this land.

Ordered, That the said memorial and address do lie on the table. A petition of sundry merchants and others of the town of Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, praying that a weekly post may be established from Newport to Boston, through the towns of Bristol, Warren, and Taunton.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom was committed the bill for establishing the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States.

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