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A petition of Samuel Briggs, of the city of Philadelphia, was presented to the House, and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him, for a limited time, to construct and vend a machine which he has invented, for making nails by mill-work.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

The House resumed the consideration of the amendments reported yesterday by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill “for establishing an Executive Depart ment, to be denominated the Department of War;" and the same being twice read at the Clerk's table, were severally agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved istelf into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill " establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department."

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 some 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:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the amendment proposed by this House to their amendment to the bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and mer. chandises, imported into the United States; insist on their fourth and fifth amendments to the said bill: agree to the proposed conference on the subject-matter of the other amendments thereto, and have charged their managers to confer also on the said fourth and fifth amendments. The Senate likewise agree to the amendments proposed by this House to their first and ninth amendments to the bill, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage;" as also, to the proposed conference on the subject-matter of the other amendments to the said bill. And then he withdrew.

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 enpolment, 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26. The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole • House on the bill “ establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the

Treasury Department,” 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27. A petition of Tristram Coffin, of Nantucket, in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House, and read, praying that compensation may be made him for a schooner, which was taken into the service of the United States, during the late war, and burnt by the enemy.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

An engrossed bill “for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War," was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to establish an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War.”

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

Mr. Boudinot, from the managers appointed on the part of this House, to attend the conference with the Senate, on the subject-matter of the amendments depending be.

tween the two Houses, to the bill, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their disagreement to the fourth, fifth, arth, seventh, eleventh, twelfth, and seventeenth amendments, and doth agree to the said amendments, respectively, with amendments to the said twelfth and seventeenth amendments, as follow:

In the twelfth amendment, strike out “ sixteen," and insert “ twenty."
In the seventeenth amendment, strike out “one," and insert two."

Mr. Boudinot, from the managers appointed on the part of this House, to attend the conference with the Senate, on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the bill, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage," made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their disagreement to the third, seventh, and eighth amendments, and doth agree to the said amendments, with an amendment to the third amendment, as followeth:

In lieu of striking out the clause, as proposed by the Senate, to retain the same, and to add to the end thereof, the words proposed to be inserted by the Senate, amended to read thus: “On all ships or vessels, hereafter built in the United States, belonging wholly, or in part, to subjects of foreign Powers, at the rate of thirty cents per ton.”

Resolved, That this House doth insist on their disagreement to the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill " establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department;" 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 Monday next.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 29. Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom the bill to regulate the collection of duties Imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, was committed, reported that the committee had prepared an entire new bill, as an amendment and substitute to the former bill; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to morrow.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the amendments proposed by this House to their twelfth and seventeenth amendments to the bill, entitled "An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.” And then he withdrew.

A petition of William Finnie, Deputy Quarter Master General in the Southern Department, during the late war, was presented to the House, and read, praying a reimbursc ment of moneys expended by him in the public service.

Ordered, That the said petition 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 “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department.”

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 Commitee 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 en. rolment, 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 se'nnight.

And then the House adjourned until to-inorrow morning eleren o'clocks

TUESDAY, JUNE 30.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department.”

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 gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.

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

The order 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, was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1. On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Partridge and Mr. White be a committee, jointly with any com. mittee which the Senate may appoint, to examine the enrolled bill, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States ;” and, after it shall be signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present the same to the President of the United States for his approbation.

The House resumed the consideration of the bill establishing an Executive Depart. ment, to be denominated the Treasury Department, which lay on the table ; and the same being further amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have appointed a committee, jointly with a committee of this House, to examine the enrolled bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, and to present the same to the President of the United States for his approbation. The Senate also concur in the amendment proposed by this House to their third amendment to the bill, entitled “ An act imposing duties on tonnage," so far as to admit the insertion of the words substituted by this House in lieu of others proposed by the Senate ; but they do adhere to such other part of the said third amendment as was disagreed to by this House ; and also do adhere to their fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to the said bill, a disagreement to which this House hath insisted on. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said message, so far as relates to the amendments to the bill, entitled “ An act imposing duties on tonnage :" Whereupon, it being moved and seconded, that this House doth recede from their disagreement to the said third, fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments, as adhered to by the Senate, It was resolved in the motive S Ayes............31,

Noes............19.
The aves and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Richard Bland Lee,
Abraham Baldwin,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

George Mathews,
Edanus Burke,

Andrew Moore,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Partridge,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Elbridge Gerry,

Roger Sherman,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, (of Maryland,)
John Hathorn,

William Smith, (of South Carolina,)
Benjamin Huntington,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
James Jackson,

Peter Silvester,
John Lawrance,

George Thatcher,

Jonathan Trumbull,

Alexander White, and
Thomas Tudor Tucker,

Henry Wynkoop.
Jeremiah Wadsworth,
'Those who voted in the negative are,
Elias Boudinot,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Josiah Parker,
George Clymer,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Scott,
Benjamin Contee,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Sturges,
Jonathan Grout,

Thomas Sumpter, and
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining: James Madison, junior, Mr. Gerry, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots; 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 bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and mer. chandises, imported into the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow, And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JULY 2. Mr. Partridge reported, from the committee appointed to examine the enrolled bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," that the committee had, according to order, examined the same, and found it to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.

An engrossed bill for “establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Treasury Department," was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to establish the Treasury Department."

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

A bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday 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. Trumbul) 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.

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the committee appointed yesterday to examine the enrolled bill, entitled “An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States,” that they do in like manner examine the enrolled bill, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage.” And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, JULY 3. Mr. Partridge, from the committee appointed, jointly, with a committee of the Senate, to present to the President of the Unised States, for his approbation, the enrolled bill, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States," reported that the committee did, according to order, yesterday wait on the President, and present him with the said enrolled bill for his approbation."

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 inposed on goods, warde and merchandises, imported into the United States.

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

MONDAY, JULY 6. A petition of Andrew Ellicott was presented to the House, and read, praying that money may be advanced to defray his expenses, and to enable him to execute an act of the late Congress for determining the Western boundary of the State of New York, and to ascertain the quantity of land lying West of said boundary, and included between the Northern boundary of the State of Pennsylvania and Lake Erie.

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

On motion, Resolved, That there be prefixed to the publication of the acts of the present session of Congress, a correct copy of the Constitution of Government for the United States.

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, entitled “ An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, and did, on the fourth instant, affix his signature to the same; and the messenger delivered in the said act, and then withdrew.

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

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. Trurnbull 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.

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

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, was read, and postponed until tomorrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, JULY 7. A petition of John M‘Garragh was presented to the House, and read, praying compensation for military services rendered during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition 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 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 billunder consideration, and made a further progres 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 :

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have appointed a committee on their part, jointly with a committee of this House, to examine the enrolled bill, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage ;" and, after the same shall be signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present it to the President of the United States for his ap.

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