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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 Coinmitteə 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 Con. stitution 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

which the President of the United States has affixed his signature, may be sent to them for that purpose. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said act to the Senate, for the purpose expressed in their message.

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 farther progress therein.

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

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 addsesses, 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, JUNE 4. 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 farther 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 from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:
M. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the following resolution :

“UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

In Senate, June 4, 1789. « Resolved, That, in ten days after the passing of every act of Congress, during the present session, or until some other regulation shall be adopted, twenty-two printed copies thereof, signed by the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and certified by them to be true copies of the orginal acts, be lodged with the President of the United States; and that he be requested to cause to be transmitted, two of the said copies, so attested as aforesaid, to each of the Supreme Executives in the several States—To which resolution they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department; which 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,

BRIDAY, JUNE 5. Ordered, That Mr. Wynkoop have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day fortnight.

The House proceeded to consider the resolution of the Senate, sent for concurrence yesterday: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Senate in the said resolution.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

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

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 gools, 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 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.

A petition of the tradesmen and manufacturers of the town of Boston, was presented to the House, and read, praying the attention of Congress to the encouragement of manufactures, and the increase of American shipping, by such commercial regulations as the wisdom of the National Legislature shall judge most consistent with the interest, prosperity, and happiness, of this extensive empire..

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 cnrolment, 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 8. Another member, to wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, from Maryland, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pusuant to a late act of Congress.

A petition of Nicholas Pike, of Newburyport, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House, and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him for a limited time, in the publication of a work which he has lately written, entitled “A new and complete System of Arithmetic.”

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Huntington, Mr. Cadwalader, and Mr. Contee; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate.concur in the resolution of this House, of the twenty-eighth ultimo, for furnishing each Member of the present Congress with a complete set of the - Journals of the late Congress. And then he withdrew,

A motion was made and seconded, that the House do come to a resolution, stating certain specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said motion be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve 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; also, 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, were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 9. On motion, 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, pnblication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regrulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was farther postponed until this day fortnight. .

On motion, Resoloed, That so much of the standing rules and orders as directs that, upon a divi. sion of the House on any question, the members who vote in the affirmative shall go to the right, and those in the negative to the left of the chair, be rescinded : and that, in future, when a division is called for, those in the affirmative of the question shall rise fron their seats, and those in the negative remain sitting.

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, Fares, and merchandises, imported into the United States. Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Trunbull took the chair of the Committee.

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

Resoteed, 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 for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bills establishing Executive Departments of War, of Foreign Affairs, and of the Treasury Department, were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10. On motion, 'The several orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bills establishing Executive Departments of War, of Foreign Affairs, and of the Treasury, were farther postponed until Tuesday next.

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 farther progress therein.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Gale have leave to be absent from the service of this House until Tuesday fortnight.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 11.
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 farther progress therein.

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 12. On motion, Ordered, That Mr. Vining, Mr. Stone, and Mr. Jackson, be added to the committee to whom it was referred to 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.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States,” with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of 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 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.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning 11 o'clock.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13.
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 farther progress therein.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from farther proceeding on the said bill, and that it be committed to a committee of seven.

The members elected, Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Lawrance, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Burke, Mr. Livermore, and Mr. Sherman.

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

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MONDAY, JUNE 15. Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia, and Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared, and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.

On motion, Ordered, That Mr. Smith, of Maryland, and Mr. Parker, be added to the committee appointed on Saturday last, and to whom was committed the bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.

Mr. Scott, from the committee appointed to consider the state of the unappropriated lands in the Western Territory, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled“ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," and made some progress therein.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 16.

On motion, Resolved, That seats be provided, within the bar of this House, for the accommodation of the President and Members of the Senate.

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