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expenditures of all public moneys, and for a due examination of such statements: Whereupon,

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to lay before the House of Representatives, on the fourth Monday of October in each year, if Congress shall be then in session, or if not then in session, within the first week of the session next following the said fourth Monday of October, an accurate statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public moneys, down to the last day inclusively of the month of December immediately preceding the said fourth Monday of October, distinguishing the amount of the receipts in each State or District, and from each officer therein; in which statements shall also be distinguished the expenditures which fall under each head of appropriation, and shall be shown the sums, if any, which remain unexpended, and to be accounted for in the next statement, of each and every of such appropriations.

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1792. An engrossed bill to extend the time limited for settling the accounts of the United States with the individual States was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass; and that the title be, “ An act to extend the time limited for settling the accounts of the United States with the individual States."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

The petitions of Emanuel Ebbs and William Hassall were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for services rendered in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A memorial of Benjamin Lincoln, in behalf of himself, Cyrus Griffin, and David Humphreys, late Comunissioners on the part of the United States for treating of peace with ihe several tribes of Indians South of the river Ohio, praying the settlement of an account for authorized expenses incurred by the said Commissioners on the said mission.

Ordered, That the said petitions and memorial 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, January 20, 1792. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives:

I lay before you an official statement of the expenditures, to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, from the sum of ten thousand dollars, granted to defray the contingent expenses of Government, by an act passed on the twenty-sixth of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

G. WASHINGTON. Ordered, That the statement referred to in the said message do 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 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;" 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 two amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same being read, one was agreed to, and the other disagreed to.

A motion being then made and seconded further to amend the said bill, by striking out, in the ninth section, the words, “the President of the Senate pro tempore; and in case there shall be no President of the Senate, then the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the time being:" A division of the said motion was called for: Whereupon,

The question being put, for striking out the words “the President of the Senate pro tempore,”

:. It passed in the negative,

S Yeas ............ 24,

s '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 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,
Benjanin 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 shali be no President of the Senate, then the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the time being," It was resolved in the affirmative, 3 Nays ............ 25.

Yeas ............ 26,
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.
Saron 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 tomorrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow 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,

Apetition 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 to-morrow.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow 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 to-morrow 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, hath 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, It passed in the negative, 3

iv. S Yeas ............ 14,

" 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,
John Laurance,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Madison,

George Thatcher, and
William Vans Murray,

John Vining.

-47 Those who voted in the negative, are,

Jonathan Sturges,

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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,
It passed in the negative, Yeas ............ 25,

e 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,

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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