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Mr. White, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions; 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 Thursday next.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his reports on the several petitions of Simon Nathan, Mary Wooster, Da niel Ellis, and Samuel How, executors of John How, deceased, Ezra Stiles, on behalf of the President and Fellows of Yale College, in Connecticut, and of Philip Verplank; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, ac companying his report of the amount and value of exports from each State, for one year, pursuant to an order of the second instant; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, stating such farther appropriations of money as will be necessary for the services of the present year ; which was read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Benson, and Mr. Key, with instruction to report thereon by way of bill or bills.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the several petitions of Lewis Van Woort, Jacob Green, and others, surviving partners of Nathaniel Green and Company, Benjamin Van Fossan, administrator of Peter Van Fossan, deceased, Thomas Hart, John Holbrook, Ludwig Kuhn, Levy Bartleson, Abiel Smith, William Harris, Webb & White, John Crumpton, and Griffith Jones, respectively praying compensation for supplies furnished during the late war; also, on the several petitions of Abraham Darlington, John Wilson, John Franklin, Mary M'Cullen, Christian Harner, William Lane, Peter Miller, John Jones, Adolphus Brower, John Harly, Henry Walton, and Richard Green, respectively pray. ing compensation for damages done, and property taken, by the Army of the United States, during the late war; also, on the several petitions of Christian Knipe, Jobn Smyth, Nathaniel Tracy, and Roger M'Lean, respectively praying compensation for transportation during the late war; which report 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 sundry papers referred to him, concerning a Marine Hospital, at the town of Washington, in the State of Virginia, and on the memorial of the Marine Society of Boston, on the subject of Marine Hospitals; which was read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Ames, Mr. Sterrett, and Mr. Parker.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act authorizing a grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates," with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdaew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18. Mr. Boudinot, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of William Haburn, respecting the refusal of the Judges of the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania, to execute an act passed at the present session, entitled "An act to provide for the settlement of the claims of widows and orphans, barred by the limitations heretofore established, and to regulate the claims to invalid pensions," made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for settling the demands of Anthony Walton White, against the United States ; which was received, and read the first time.

A petition of Charles Colvill and John Robertson was presented to the House and

read, praying to be paid the amount of their ransom from slavery among the Algerines, together with their expenses in travelling from Algiers to Scotland, and from thence to America ; as also, that measures may be taken for procuring the ransom or relief from slavery, of Captains Obrien and Stephens, with their respective crews, being citizens of the United States, and now in slavery at Algiers.

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

A memorial of sundry owners of, and Agents for Iron Works, in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, was presented to the House and read, praying that the existing duties on the importation of Iron may not be taken off.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the bill for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers.

A petition of Joseph Green, Prisque Trepagnie, Augustine Trepagnie, and Gregorie Trahan, also of Mary Des Jardins, widow of Francois Des Jardins, and Margaret Rebutaille, widow of Francois Rebutaille, was presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for military and other services rendered 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.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to authorize a grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates ;” and the same being twice read, was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the Vice President having re. quested and obtained leave of absence from the Senate, for the remainder of the Session, on account of the ill state of his own health, and that of his family,

The Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tempore, as the Constitution provides, and Richard Henry Lee was duly elected : The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments,” to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bill was 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 Friday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, reported that the committee had, according to order, again has the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally read, and or. dered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have resolved that the bill sent from this House, entitled “An act to extend the time heretofore granted for the payment of the duties on certain teas, imported after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one," do not pass to a third reading. And then he withdrew.

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, APRIL 19. A bill for settling the demands of Anthony Walton White against the United States was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, on Monday next.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of Impost and Tonnage ; 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 Committer, of the Whole House on Monday next.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the petition of the merchants of Philadelphia, relative to the erection of piers for the convenience of the navigation of the river Delaware; which was read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Vining, and Mr. Key, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill pursuant thereto.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, which originated in this House, entitled " An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates," 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 House proceeded to consider the amendments reported by the Committee of the Whole House yesterday, to the “bill for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers ;' and, the same being read, were further amended at the Clerk's table, and agreed to. And then a motion being made, and the question put, to amend the said bill, by adding to the end thereof the following clause :

And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue until the day of — , and until the next Session of Congress which shall happen thereafter, and no longer; and that, from and after the expiration of the same, the duties hereby extinguished and repealed, shall be revived, collected, and appropriated, in the same manner, they would have been, had this act never been passed." The yeas and nays were demanded by one-fifth of the members present, Yeas.

32,
And appeared,
Nays

. 31.
Whereupon Mr. Speaker declared himself with the nays,
And so the said question was lost.
Those who voted in the affimative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Page.
Abraham Baldwin,

Josiah Parker,
John Brown,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William Findley,

Joshua Seney,
William B. Giles,

Upton Sheridine,
Andrew Gregg,

Jeremiah Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Israel Smith,
William Barry Grove,

John Steele,
Daniel Heister,

Jonathan Sturges,
Israel Jacobs,

Thomas Sumpter,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tredwell,
Nathaniel Macon,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Madison,

Abraham Venable,
John Francis Mercer,

Alexander White,
Andrew Moore,

Hugh Williamson, and
Nathaniel Niles,

Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Jonathan Trumbull, Speaker,

Daniel Huger,
Fisher Ames,

Philip Key,
Robert Barnwell,

Aaron Kitchell,
Egbert Benson,

John W. Kittera,
Elias Boudinot,

John Laurance,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Amasa Learned,
Benjamin Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Abraham Clarke,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Jonathan Dayton,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

Samuel Sterrett,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
James Gordon,

John Vining,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward.
Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said bill 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

FRIDAY, APRIL 20.

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

“Whereas an impartial publication of the debates of Congress, stating accurately their Legislative measures, and the reasons urged for and against them, is a desirable object, inasmuch as it may aid the Executive in administering the Government, the Judiciary in expounding the laws, the Governments and citizens of the several states in forming a judgment of the conduct of their respective Representatives, and Congress themselves in revising and amending their Legislative proceedings:

“And whereas from the want of proper arrangements, such publication has not been accomplished :

Resolved, That persons, of good reputation, and skilled in the art of stenography be, at the next Session, appointed by ballot, to take and publish impartially and accurately, the Legislative subjects which may be submitted to the consideration of the House, and the debates thereon of the members respectively : That the persons so to be appointed, be considered as officers of the House, and provided for accordingly : that they be severally qualified by oath to a faithful discharge of the trust; and that such regulations shall be prescribed, as may be necessary to protect them in attaining the salutary objects of their appointment.”

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to Mr. Gerry, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Lee, Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, and Mr. Kittera.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury on the memorial of Eliphalet Ladd ; which was read, and ordered to be re-ferred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Gerry, and Mr. Murray, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills making a general provision for the case of the petitioner, and others in similar circumstances.

A petition of divers citizens and inhabitants of the State of North Carolina was presented to the House and read, praying that Congress will authorize the Assembly of the said State to lay a duty by way of lonnage or toll on vessels coming over the Bar and Swash, and Croatan Shoals, for the express purpose of deepening the same, and thereby removing the obstruction to the navigation leading to the towns of Edenton, Washington, and Newbern.

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

The House resumed the consideration of the bill which lay on the table, “ For rais ing a farther sum of money for the protection of the Frontiers ;” 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.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 21.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the several petitions of Josias Clapham, John Higby, John Elias. Moore, William Arnold, William Albaugh, and Margaret Crowell,'executors of Henry Crowell, deceased, Daniel Freer, Laurana Richardson, administratrix of George Richardson, deceased, Elizabeth Mark, widow of George Mark, deceased, Henry Lee, William Graham, junior, William Baker, William Jones, Daniel Schermerhorn, John Craine, Peter Huber, John Hays, Daniel Robbins, John Pollhemus, Thomas Donnellan, Stephen Remington, Samuel Skillman, John Hayden, Job Kittredge, Ebenezer Whittemore, and Martha Whittemore, heirs of William Kittredge, deceased, and William Robinson, respectively praying the renewal of certain certificates which are alleged to have been destroyed or lost; which report was read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Lee, Mr. Sterrett, and Mr. Thatcher; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Smith, of Vermont, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on Thursday last, wait on the President or the United States, and present for his approbation, an enrolled bill, which originated in this House, entitled “ An act authorizing a grant and conyeyance of certain lands to the Obio. Company of Associates."

A memorial of sundry merchants and others, inhabitants of the City of New York, was presented to the House and read, paying that an act establishing an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States, may be passed, under such restrictions and with such limitations as Congress shall think just.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to establish an uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the the United States.

A petition of Mary Dickinson, widow of Cadwalader Dickinson, late of the City of Philadelphia, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying compenation for the board of a wounded American Officer, who was captured and brought to Philadelphia; and also for money advanced him by her husband, 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.

An engrossed bill for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the frontiers, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled; and, on the question that the said bill do pass, It was resolved in the affirmative,

SYeas

37,
Nays

20.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John W. Kittera,
Robert Barnwell,

John Laurance,
Egbert Benson,

Amasa Learned,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Andrew Moore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

William Vans Murray,
Abraham Clarke,

Nathaniel Niles,
William Findley,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimona,

John Steele,
Elbridge Gerry,

Samuel Sterrett,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
James Hillhouse,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Daniel Huger,

Artemas Ward, and
Phillip Key,

Alexander White
Aaron Kitchell,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Joshua Seney,
Abraham Baldwin,

Upton Sheridine,
William B. Giles,

Jeremiah Smith,
William Barry Grove,

Israel Smith,
Nathaniel Macon,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Madison,

Thomas Tredwell,
John Francis Mercer,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Page,

Abraham Venable,
Josiah Parker,

Hugh Williamson, and
Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,

Francis Willis. Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, "An act for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the frontiers, and for other purposes therein mentioned."

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

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, which originated in this House, entitled “An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates."

The said Secretary also delivered in a written inessage from the President, as followeth:

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