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Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Page,
Abraham Baldwin,

Josiah Parker,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney,
William Findlay,

Samuel Sterrett,
Thomas Fitsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
William B. Giles,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

George Thatcher,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Anthony Wayne,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White,
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson, and
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

William Vans Murray,
Elias Boudinot,

Nathaniel Niles,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Benjamin Bourne,

Jeremiah Smith,
Abraham Clarke,

Israel Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

'Thomas Tredwell,
James Gordon,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
William Barry Grove,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Daniel Heister,

Artemas Ward. Philip Key, And then the question being put for striking out the words, “and in case there shall be no President of the Senate, then the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the time being,"

5 Yeas ....

26, It was resolved in the affirmative, Nays

25.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Page,
Abraham Baldwin,

Josiah Parker,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney,
William Findlay,

Samuel Sterrett,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
Elbridge Gerry,

Thomas Sumpter,
William B. Giles,

George Thatcher,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Tredwell,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Anthony Wayne,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White,
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson, and
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

William Vans Murray,
Elias Boudinot,

Nathaniel Niles,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Benjamin Bourne,

Jeremiah Smith,
Abraham Clarke,

Israel Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith,
James Gordon,

Peter Silvester,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Daniel Heister,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Philip Key,

Artemas Ward.
Laron Kitchell,

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The said bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the said amendments, ordered to lie on the table.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3. Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation an enrolled bill, entitled "An act for carrying into effect a contract between the United States and the State of Pennsylvania.”

The petitions of Michael M'Clary and Silas Pierce, were presented to the House and read, respecting compensation for services rendered, or relief for wounds received, in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Christiana Rush, relict of Jacob Rush, deceased, praying to be allowed the depreciation of pay and other emoluments due to her said husband, as a baker in the Army 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.

A petition of John Stagg, junior, Chief Clerk in the Department of War, was presented to the House and read, praying that he may receive a salary equal to that which is allowed the principal clerks in the other Departments.

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign an act, entitled “An act for carrying into effect a contract between the United States and the State of Pennsylvania.”

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

Mr. Smith, of New Hampshire, from the committee to whom were re-committed the seventeenth and eighteenth sections of the bill for establishing the post office and post roads within the United States, made a report: Whereupon,

The amendments reported by the said committee, in lieu of the seventeenth and cighteenth sections, were, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House. And then other amendments to the said bill being proposed, Ordered, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed until tomorrow. The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow, And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4. Mr. Laurance, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Brigadier General Joseph Harmer, in behalf of the commissioned officers of the Army, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Laurance, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Stagg junior, Chief Clerk in the Department of War, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of Andrew Greswold was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the pension list, in consideration of a wound received while a lieutenant in the Army of the United States during the late war, which has rendered him unable to obtain a livelihood by labor. Also,

A petition of Edward Wade, late a soldier in the Maryland line, to the same effect. Also,

A petition of Josiah Harris, Stephen Lee, and Polly Lee his wife, and John Harris, praying to receive the commutation of half-pay due to the commission of their father, Lieutenant John Harris, who was slain in the Army 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.

A memorial of the Legislature of the State of Rhode Island was presented to the House and read, representing the injuries they are subject to from the operation of an act of Congress relative to the assumption of the State debts, and praying a farther assumption of the debt of that State.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompany. ing his report on the memorial of Benjamin Lincoln, in behalf of himself, Cyrus Griffin, and David Humphreys, late Commissioners on the part of the United States, for treating of peace

with the Southern tribes of Indians: Whereupon, Ordered, That the said memorial and report be referred to Mr. Ames, Mr. Boudinot, and Mr. Steele; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Livermore, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of George Webb, together with the report of the Secretary of the Treasury thereon, presented a bill granting farther compensation to certain receivers of continental taxes; which was received, and read the first time.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5. A petition of James Taylor was presented to the House and read, paaying compensation for supplies furnished, and services rendered, in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Thomas Carruth, praying relief in consideration of a wound received in the late Army of the United States, which has rendered him unable to procure 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 Daniel Freer was presented to the House and read, praying the renewal of certain loan office certificates, the property of the petitioner, which were destroyed by fire.

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 bill granting farther compensation to certain receivers of continental taxes was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Wednesday next.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill which lay on the table, for establishing the post office and post roads within the United States: Whereupon,

A motion was made and seconded further to amend the said bill, by inserting, after the section, the following clause: “And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the carriages, by which the mail shall be conveyed, to receive passengers to or from any place or places, and through any State or States, upon all roads declared to be post roads, by the laws of the United States." And the said clause being under debate,

A motion was made and seconded to amend the said amendment, by adding thereto the following proviso: “ Provided, That wherever any exclusive privilege of conveying passengers for hire in stage carriages, on any of the roads established by this law, Fiath been heretofore granted by any of the States, for a term of years, such exclusive privilege shall continue and be of full force and effect, agreeable to the conditions thereof, until such term shall expire.”

And the question being put, to agree to the said proviso, by way of amendment to the said clause,

Yeas

14, It passed in the negative,

Nays

43.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

Joshua Seney,
Robert Barnwell,

William Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
Daniel Huger,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Laurance,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Madison,

George Thatcher, and
William Vans Murray,

John Vining
Those who voted in the negative, are,

It passed in the negative, {Nays

Fisher Ames,

Richard Bland Lee,
John Baptist Ashe,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

Nathaniel Macon,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
John Brown,

John Page,
Abraham Clarke,

Josiah Parker,
William Findley,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

Israel Smith,
William B. Giles,

John Steele,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

Thomas Tredwell,
Andrew Gregg,

Abraham Venable,
William Barry Grove,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Daniel Heister,

Artemas Ward,
Israel Jacobs,

Anthony Wayne,
Philip Key,

Alexander White,
Aaron Kitchell,

Hugh Williamson, and
John W. Kittera,

Francis Willis.
Amasa Learned,
And then the question being put to agree to the said amendment first proposed,

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

Amasa Learned,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Nathaniel Macon,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Steele,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
Andrew Gregg,

John Vining,
Daniel Huger,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John W. Kittera,

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

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Page,
Robert Barnwell,

Josiah Parker,
Elias Boudinot,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney,
Abraham Clarke,

Jeremiah Smith,
William B. Giles,

Israel Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tredwell,
Israel Jacobs,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Philip Key,

Abraham Venable,
Aaron Kitchell,

Anthony Wayne,
Richard Bland Lee,

Alexander White,
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson, and
Andrew Moore,

Francis Willis.
William Vans Murray,
And then the said bill being further amended at the Clerk's table, was, together
with the amendments thereto, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on
Monday next.
Mr. Ames, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Benjamin

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Lincoln, in behalf of himself, Cyrus Griffin, and David Humphreys, late Commissioners on the part of the United States, for treating of peace with the Southern tribes of Indians, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Parker be added to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to regulate pilots, and provide for the superintendence of the light-houses, and the beacons, buoys, and public piers, in the bay and river of Delaware, and the Bay of Chesapeake, with the rivers emptying into the same.

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

late war.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6. The petitions of James Broadwood and John Hailey were presented to the House and read, respectively praying relief in consideration of wounds received in the Army of the United States, during the late war, which have rendered them incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor. Also,

A petition of Eizabeth Grubb, in behalf of her husband Adam Grubb, praying relief, in consequence of his being disabled in the Navy of the United States, during the

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 Lewis Van Woert, by his attorney Michael Connolly, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for supplies furnished to, and injuries sustained 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.

Ordered, That the petition of John Churchman, which lay on the table, be referred to Mr. Page, Mr. Wadsworth, and Mr. Wayne; that they do examine the matter there. of, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

On a motion made and seconded, “That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill for apportioning Representatives among the several States according to the first enumeration, and making provision for a second enumeration, and for an apportionment of Representatives therein, to compose 'the House of Representatives, after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven:”

It was moved and seconded to amend the said motion by inserting, after the word "enumeration,” the following words, “and the ratio of one Representative for every thirty thousand.And, after debate thereon,

Ordered, That the said motion and amendment be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

A petition of Gifford Dally, doorkeeper to the House of Representatives, was presented to the House and read, praying that some rate of compensation may be assigned to him for his services during recess.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, Mr. Li. vermore, and Mr. Key; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the Ilouse.

The House resumed the consideration of 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: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said bill, together with the amendments thereto, be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

Mr. Laurance, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to ascertain and regulate the claims to half pay, and to invalid pensions; 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 Wednesday next.

Ordered, That Mr. Ames and Mr. Sturges be added to the committee to whom was referred the report of the Attorney General on the Judiciary System of the United States.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Benjamin Lincoln, in behalf of himself, Cyrus Griffin, and David Humphreys, late Commissioners on the part of the United States for treating of peace with

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