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Resolved, That the title ought to be made to the Ohio Company, for so much of the lands in their contracts as they have actually paid for.

Resolved, That, in addition to the above quantity of land, there be also granted to the said Ohio Company, two hundred and fourteen thousand two hundred and eighty-five acres, being the proportion they were, by a resolve of Congress, authorized to pay in Army rights, upon their delivering to the Secretary of the Treasury, Army rights sufficient for the purpose; and that there be also granted to the said Company, in addition to the before mentioned tracts, one hundred thousand acres, to make good one thousand lots of one hundred acres each, appropriated by the said Company as bounties to such as might become settlers within the said purchase, upon condition, nevertheless, that the said Company shall make good such bounties, as well to future settlers as to those already settled.

Resolved, That a title be made to the said Company, for the remainder of the one million five hundred thousand acres contracted for, upon their paying into the Treasury of the United States, a sum not exceeding - cents per acre for the same, with interest from the passing an act for that purpose."

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions, and that Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Findlay, Mr. Benson, Mr. Learned, and Mr. Baldwin, do prepare and bring in the same.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker: The Senate disagree to the amendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States;" and agree to the amendment proposed by this House to the bill, entitled " An act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to re-consider the amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, to the bill, entitled, “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States ;" and the question being put that this House doth recede from the said amendment, It passed in the negative, 2 Nays.

5 Yeas..i.. ... 24,

32.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Daniel Huger,
Robert Barnwell,

Israel Jacobs,
Egbert Benson,

John W. Kittera,
Elias Boudinot,

Amasa Learned,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodlue,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
James Hillhouse,

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

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

William Vans Murray,
John Brown,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

John Page,
William B. Giles,

Josiah Parker,
James Gordon,

Joshua Seney,
Andrew Gregg,

Jeremiah Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Israel Smith,
William Barry Grove,

John Steele,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Sumpter,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tredwell,
Aaron Kitchell,

Thomas Tudor Tucket,
Richard Bland Lee,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Macon,

John Vining,
James Madison,

Alexander White, and
John Francis Mercer,

Hugh Williamson

Resolved, That this House doth adhere to the said ainendment.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present, for his approbation, an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for an apportionment of Representatives among the several States, according to the first enumeration.” The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27. Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an errolled bill, which originated in the Senate, entitled “An act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States," and found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment adhered to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

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 two acts: one entitled “An act for the relief of certain widows, orphans, invalids, and other persons;" the other entitled “An act for the settlement of the claims of persons under particular circumstances, barred by the limitations heretofore established.”

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

On a motion made and seconded that the House do come to the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to institute an inquiry into the causes of the late defeat of the Army under the command of Major General si. Clair; and also, into the causes of the detentions or delays which are suggested to have attended the money, clothing, provisions, and military stores, for the use of the said Army, and into such other causes as may, in any manner, have been productive of the said defeat."

A division of the said motion was called for, and the question being put, that the Mouse do agree to the first clause thereof, in the words following :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to institute an inquiry into the causes of the late defeat of the Army under the command of Major-General St. Clair ;"

21, It passed in the negative Yeas...

Nays..

35,
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
'Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Josiah Parker,
Elias Boudinot,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Abraham Clarke,

Joshua Sency,
William Findley,

Thomas Sumpter,
William B. Giles,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tredwell,
Aaron Kitchell,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Artemas Ward, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Francis Willis.
John Page,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Benjamin Boume,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Brown,
Robert Barnwell,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Egbert Benson,

Nicholas Gilman,
Shearjashub Bourne,

James Gordon,

Andrew Gregg,

William Vans Murray,
Samuel Griffin,

Nathaniel Niles,
William Barry Grove,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Smith,
James Hillhouse,

Israel Smith,
Daniel Huger,

William Smith,
Philip Key,

John Steele,
Amasa Learned,

Samuel Sterrett,
Samuel Livermore,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Madison,

John Vining,
John Francis Mercer,

Alexander White, and
Andrew Moore,

Hugh Williamson.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
And so the said motion was rejected.

Another motion was then made and seconded that the House do come to the following resolution :

Resolved, That'a committee be appointed to inquire into the causes of the failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair ; and that the said committee be empowered to call for such persons, papers, and records, as may be necessary to assist their inquiries." And the question being put that the House do agree to the same;

SYeas. It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays .

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

Nathaniel Macon,
Araham Baldwin,

James Madison,
Shearjashub Bourne,

John Francis Mercer,
Benjamin Bourne,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenburg,
Abraham Clarke,

William Vans Muitas,
William Findley;

Nathaniel Niles,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Josiah Parker,
William B. Giles,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Nicholas Gilman,

Joshua Seney,
James Gordon,

Jeremiah Smith,
Andrew Gregg,

John Steele,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
William Barry Grore,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

Peter Silvester,
Daniel Heister

Thomas Tredwell,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Philip Key,

John Vining,
Aaron Kitchell,

Artemas Ward,
John W. Kittera,

Alexander White,
Richard Bland Lee,

Hugh Williamson, and
Samuel Livermore,

Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Page,
Robert Barnwell,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Egbert Benson,

Israel Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, and
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Sumpter.
Ordered, That Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Giles, Mr. Steele, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Vining, Mr.
Clarke, and Mr. Sedgwick, be appointed the said Committee.

Ordered, That the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of War, return the petitions presented to this House, by invalids and others, whose cases are comprehended in the provision of any act of the present session, with the papers accompanying the said petitions, which have been referred to them, and are now in their respective offices; and that the several petitioners have leave to withdraw their petitions.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred

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the petition of the officers of the levies, late in the service of the United States : Whereupon,

That part of the said report, in the words following :

“That the said officers are entitled to a similar bounty allowed to the officers of the regiments, for each recruit by them enlisted, and that a special provision be made therefor," being read, was, on the question put thereupon, disagreed to by the House.

Resolved, that the said petition be rejected.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation an enrolled bill, which originated in the Senate, entitled "An act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States."

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, MARCH 28.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom were referred the Treasurer's accounts of receipts and expenditures of the public moneys, from the first October to the thirty. first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, inclusive, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying the returns of duties arising on imports and tonnage for one year, ending the thirtieth of September last; and a return of exports to the same period ; which were read, and ordered to be committed to Mr. Parker, Mr. Key, and Mr. Gilman.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, respecting the pub. lic debt; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported that the Committee had, according to order, had the said report 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 report.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act for finishing the light-house on Baldhead, at the mouth of Cape Fear river, in the State of North-Carolina." I am also directed to inforın this House that the President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign an act, which originated in the Senate, entitled “An act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Smith, of Vermont, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States ;” and found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
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, MARCH 29. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill authorizing a grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates, on the terms therein expressed; 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 Monday next.

Mr. Steele, from the Committee to whom was referred the report of the Attorney General on the petition of Andrew Jackson, made a report, which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr Vining, from the Committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petitions of the minister and trustees of the Lutheran Church in Rheland township, Chester county, m the State of Pennsylvania ; of the wardens of the Calvinist Church in Vincent township, in the county and state aforcsaid; and of the

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trustees of the grammar school and academy of Wilmington, in the State of Delaware, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the petition of William Smith, of the town of Baltimore ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of William Scott, late an officer in the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed for certain losses sustained in his property, and expenses incurred while in captivity, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Lydia Henderson, mother, and John Henderson, administrator, of Gustavus Henderson, deceased, praying to be allowed the commutation of half-pay and other emoluments due to the deceased, for his services as surgeon's mate in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of James Robertson, praying to be reimbursed certain advances madle, and articles furnished, to Piamingo, or the Mountain-leader, and three other Indian chiefs, of the Chickasaw Nation, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

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 Sluyter Bouchell, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for supplies furnished the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Mordecai Sheftall, praying a settlement of his accounts as deputy commissary general of issues, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Ebenezer Allen, of the Genesee river, in the county of Ontario, in the State of New York, praying compensation for sundry advances made to the American prisoners, captured by the Six Nations of Indians, and also for losses and injuries sustained in his person and property, by adhering to the American cause, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of the public debt; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sency reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report 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 report.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for finishing a light-house on Baldhead, at the mouth of Cape Fear river, in the State of North Care lina, and found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

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Mr. Parker, from the Committee to whom was referred the letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying returns of the amount of duties arising on imports and tonnage for one year, ending the thirtieth of September last, and a return of exports fir the same period, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of John Trueman was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a Lieutenant in the Maryland line, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Laurence Brawner was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as an Assistant Commissary, and also for sundry advances inade on public account, 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.

A memorial of' Laurence Manning was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a Lieutenant of dragoons, in the late Army of the United States.

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