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THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1789. The House met according to adjournment. Several other members, to wit: from Hew Hampshire, Nicholas Gilman; from Massachusetts, Benjamin Goodhue; from Connecticut, Roger Sherman and Jonathan Sturges; and from Pennsylvania, Henry Wynkoop; appeared and took their seats.

But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 9.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11.
The House met according to adjournment
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12.

The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorurn of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14.

The House met according to adjournment.

Several other members, to wit: James Madison, junior, John Page, and Richard Bland Lee, from Virginia, appeared and took their seats;

But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 16.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17. The House met according to adjournment. Another member, to wit: Samuel Griffin, from Virginia, appeared and took his seat. But a quorum of the whole number not being present, The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. The House met according to adjournment. Another member, to wit: Andrew Moore, from Virginia, appeared and took his seat. But a quorum of the whole number not being present, The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20.

The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 23. The House met according to adjournment.

Two other members, to wit: Elias Boudinot, from New Jersey, and William Smith, from Maryland, appeared and took their seats. But a quorum of the whole number not being present, The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25. The House met according to adjournment. Another member, to wit: Josiah Parker, from Virginia, appeared and took his seat. But a quorum of the whole number not being present, The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 30.
The House met according to adjournment.

Two other members, to wit: George Gale, from Maryland, and Theodorick Bland, from Virginia, appeared and took their seats. * But a quorum of the whole number not being present, The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31.
The House met according to adjournment.
But a quorum of the whole number not being present,
The House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1. The House met according to adjournment.

Two other members, to wit: James Schureman, from New Jersey, and Thomas Scott, from Pennsylvania, appeared and took their seats.

And a quorum, consisting of a majority of the whole number, being present,
Resolved, That this House will proceed to the choice of a Speaker by ballot.

The House accordingly proceeded to ballot for a Speaker, and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of FREDERICK AUGUsTUs MCALENBERG, one of the Representatives for the State of Pennsylvania.

Whereupon, the said Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg was conducted to the chair, from whence he made his acknowledgments to the House for so distinguished an honor.

The House then proceeded in the same manner to the appointment of a Clerk, and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of Mr. John Beckley.

On motion, Ordered, That the members of this House do severally deliver in their credentials at the Clerk's table. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2. Another member, to wit, Lambert Cadwalader, from New Jersey, appeared and took his seat.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and report such standing rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in this House:

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Gilman, Mr. Gerry, Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Smith, Mr. Lee, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Madison, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Goodhue.

On motion, Resolved, That a doorkeeper and an assistant doorkeeper be appointed for the ser. vice of this House.

On motion, Ordered, That it be an instruction to the committee appointed to prepare and report such standing rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in this Ilouse, that they also report the duty and services of a serjeant-at-arms, or other proper officer for enforcing the orders of the llouse.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 3. Another member, to wit, George Clymer, from Pennsylvania, appeared and took his And then the House adjourned until to-morrow twelve o'clock.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 4. Another member, to wit, George Partridge, from Massachusetts, appeared and took his seat.

On motion, The House proceeded by ballot to the appointment of a doorkeeper, and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of Gifford Dalley.

Ordered, That the said Gifford Dalley do give his attendance accordingly.

The House then proceeded in the same manner to the appointment of an assistant doorkeeper; and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of Thomas Claxton.

Ordered, That the said Thomas Claxton do give his attendance accordingly.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning, eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, APRIL 6.
Another member, to wit, Daniel Carroll, from Maryland, appeared and took his seat.

On motion, Ordered, That leave be given to bring in a bill to regulate the taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by the sixth article of the Constitution; and that Mr. White, Mr. Madison, Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Gilman, and Mr. Cadwalader, do prepare and bring in the same. ,

On motion, Resolved, that the form of the oath to be taken by the members of this House, as required by the third clause of the sixth article of the Constitution of Government of the United States, be as followeth, to wit: “I, A B a Representative of the United “ States in the Congress thereof, do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) in “the presence of Almighty GOD, that I will support the Constitution of the United “ States. So help me GOD.”

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Ellsworth:

Mr. Specker : I am charged by the Senate to inform this House, that a quorum of the Senate is now formed ; that a President is elected for the sole purpose of opening the certificates and counting the votes of the electors of the several States, in the choice of a President and Vice President of the United States; and that the Senate is now ready in the Senate chamber, to proceed, in presence of this House, to discharge that duty. I have it also in further charge, to inform this House, that the Senate has appointed one of its members to sit at the Clerk's table to inake a list of the votes as they shall be declared, submitting it to the wisdom of this House to appoint one or more of its members for the like purpose. And then he withdrew.

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Speaker, attended by the House, do now withdraw to the Senate chamber, for the purpose expressed in the message from the Senate; and that Mr. Parker and Mr. Heister be appointed on the part of this House to sit at the Clerk's table with the member of the Senate, and make a list of the votes as the same shall be declared.

Mr. Speaker accordingly left the chair, and, attended by the House, withdrew to the Senate chamber, and after some time returned to the House.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair.

Mr. Parker and Mr. Heister then delivered in at the Clerk's table a list of the votes of the electors of the several States in the choice of a President and Vice President of the United States, as the same were declared by the President of the Senate, in the presence of the Senate and of this House, which was ordered to be entered on the Journal, and is as followeth:

arvoowbavou George Washington,

. . Samuel Huntington,
John Jay,

... John Hancock,
a:..... Robert H. Harrison,

- John Rutledge,
....... George Clinton,

. - John Milton,

. - James Armstrong, ..6.come Bon John Adams,

• · Edward Telfair, . . Benjamin Lincoln.

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na pod ad

New Hampshire . . .
Massachusetts ..

10

' Connecticut ...

5 2 . . . . . . . . . New Jersey .. Pennsylvania - Delaware - - Maryland ... Virginia . .

5 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 South-Carolina Georgia ..

5iii iii 2 1 1 1

69 34 2 9 4 6 3 6 2 1 1 1

Recapitulation of the Votes of the Electors.
His Excellency George Washington - - 69 votes.
The Honorable John Adams
The Honorable John Jay
Robert H. Harrison, Esq.
John Rutledge, Esq.
John Hancock, Esq. • •
George Clinton, Esq. -
Samuel Huntington, Esq.
John Milton, Esq. •
James Armstrong, Esq.
Edward Telfair, Esq. .

Benjamin Lincoln, Esq. On motion, Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate, to inform them that it is the desire of this House that the notifications of the election of the President and Vice President of the United States, should be made by such persons and in such manner as the Senate shall be pleased to direct; and that Mr. Madison do communicate the said message. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow twelve o'clock.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Mayor of the city of New York, covering certain resolutions of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the said city, appropriating the City Hall for the accommodation of the General Government of the United States; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Boudinot reported, from the committee appointed to prepare such rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in this House, that the committee had, according to order, prepared the same, and agreed to a report thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was read, and, on a question put thereupon, agreed to by the House as followeth:

“The committee to whom it was referred to prepare such standing rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in this House, have, according to order, prepared the same, and agreed to the following report:

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee, that the rules and orders following are proper to be established as the standing rules and orders of this House, to wit:

First Touching the Duty of the Speaker. He shall take the chair every day at the hour to which the House shall have adjourned on the preceding day; shall immediately call the members to order, and, on

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