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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to confirm an award of referees between the United States and certain contractors for furnishing supplies of provisions to the Army, during the late war; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petitions of the Commissioners of Loans of New Hampshire and Rhode Island; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2. An engrossed bill concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States 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 concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States.”

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed a committee, jointly, with such committee as this House shall appoint, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the proposed recess of Congress. And then he withdrew.

An engrossed bill to confirm an award of referees between the United States and certain contractors for furnishing supplies of provisions to the Army, during the Iste war, was read the third time; and on the question, that the said bill do pass,

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

un ? Nays ........... 27.

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

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Robert Barnwell,

Jeremiah Smith,
Egbert Benson,

Israel Smith,
Shearjashub Bourne,

William Smith,
Benjamin Bourne,

Samuel Sterrett,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
James Fullhouse,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Laurance,

John Vining,
Amasa Learned,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Samuel Livermore,

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

Andrew Gregg,
Abraham Baldwin,

William Barry Grove,
John Brown,

Daniel Heister,
Abraham Clarke,

Philip Key,
Jonathan Dayton,

Aaron Kitchell,
William B. Giles,

Richard Bland Lee,
Nicholas Gilman,

Nathaniel Macon,

James Madison,

Upton Sheridine,
Andrew Moore,

John Steele,
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,

Thomas Sumpter,
William Vans Murray,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Niles,

Alexander White, and
Josiah Parker,

Hugh Williamson.
Joshua Seney,
And so the bill was rejected.

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, which originated in this House ; one entitled “An act for raising a farther sum of money for the protection of the frontiers, and for other purposes therein mentioned ;" and the other entitled “ An act for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.'

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

An engrossed bill relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States;" 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 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 have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates,” with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House : they also agree to some, and disagree to others, of the amendments proposed by this House to the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" and they agree to some, and disagree to others, of the amendments proposed by this House to the bill which originated in the Senate, entitled "An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and providing compensations for the officers of the said Courts, and for jurors and witnesses.” 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 ten o'clock.

THURSDAY, MAY 3. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain land to John Cleves Symines and his associates ;” and the same being read, were agreed to.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Sheridine have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the reinainder of the session.

The House proceeded to reconsider their amendments, disagreed to by the Senate to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned, for debt: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth recede from the said amendments.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to reconsider their amendments, disagreed to by the Senate, to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and providing compensations to the officers of the said Courts, and for jurors and witnesses :" Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the amendment proposed by the Senate to their first amendment to the second section.

Resolved, That this House doth recede from their third amendment to the third section ; also, from the second section proposed to be added to the end of the bill.

Resolved, That this House doth insist on their second amendment to the second section ; on their fourth amendment to the third section ; on their second amendment to the fourth section ; also, on the fourth and fifth sections proposed to be added to the end of the bill.

Resolved, That a conference be desired with the Senate on the subject-matter of the amendments insisted on ; and that Mr. Madison, Mr. Laurance, and Mr. Clarke, be appointed managers at the said conference on the part of this House.

On the question, that the House doth recede from their second amendment to the second section, for striking out the words, “and be at liberty to pursue the same, until a tender of the debt and costs in gold and silver be made:

s Yeas............ 18, It passed in the negative, Navs

negative, Nays............38.
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,

William Vans Murray,
Elias Boudinot,

Jeremiah Smith,
Shearjashub Bourne,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Steele,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
James Hillhouse,

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

Nathaniel Macon,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison,
Robert Barnwell,

Andrew Moore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

John Page,
Jonathan Dayton,

Josiah Parker,
William B. Giles,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
James Gordon,

Joshua Seney,
Andrew Gregg,

Upton Sheridine,
Samuel Griffin,

Israel Smith,
William Barry Grove,

Samuel Sterrett,
Daniel Heister,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Sumpter,
Israel Jacobs,

Thomas Tredwell,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Aaron Kitchell,

Abraham Venable,
John Laurance,

Alexander White, and
Samuel Livermore,

Hugh Williamson.
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 have resolved that the bill sent from this House, entitled “An act to authorize the remission of certain duties," do not pass to the third reading. And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made farther 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 conference proposed by this House on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses, to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and providing compensations for the officers of the said Courts, and for jurors and witnesses ;" and have appointed managers at the said conference on their part The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “ An act to continue in force the act

therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of pensions to invalids;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. 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 ten o'clock.

FRIDAY, MAY 4. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make provision for the payment of pensions to invalids," was read the first time.

On motion,
The said bill was read the second time.

On motion,
The said bill was read the third time ; and on the question that the same do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative : and that the title be, “ An act to continue in force the act, entitled “An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the penalties and forfeitures accruing under the revenue laws in certain cases," and to make farther provision for the payment of pensions to invalids."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Williamson, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the protection of the river and bay fisheries; which was received and read the first time.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Brown Cutting : Whereupon,

"Resolved, That, in consideration of certain expenditures on behalf of the United States, made by John Brown Cutting, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety, there be advanced and paid to the said John Brown Cutting, the sum of two thousand dollars, out of any money not otherwise appropriated : and that the Secretary of State be authorized to inquire into the entire claim of the said John Brown Cutting against the United States; and upon receipt of the proofs and exhibits in support thereof, to ascertain what sum shall thereupon appear to be due to or from him, in account with the United States, including the advance hereby directed, and to report the same to the next session of Congress."

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Laurance, and Mr. Goodhue, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled bills, reported that the committee had examined three enrolled bills, to wit: one which originated in the Senate, entitled “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt; and two which originated in this House, one entitled “An act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress ;” and the other entitled “An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates," and found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
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 for settling the demands of Anthony Walton White against the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, ond Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

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

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 three enrolled bills, to wit: one which originated in the Senate, entitled "An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt ;” and two which originated in this House, one entitled “An act to alter the time for the next annual meet. ing of Congress ;" and the other entitled “ An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of ceatain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates."

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States; 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 to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of War,

on the petition of Richard Henly Courts; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Resolved, That the resolution of the twenty-fourth ultimo, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to close the present session by adjourning their respective Houses on the fifth of May, be repealed; and that, instead thereof, they be authorized to adjourn their respective llonses on Thursday, the tenth of May instant, to meet again on such days as shall by law be appointed.

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

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from further proceeding on the report of the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petitions of the Commissioners of Loans of New Hampshire and Rhode Island; and that Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, Mr. Griffin, and Mr. Ashe, be appointed a committee to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to provide for the payment of the hire of clerks, and for stationery in the offices of the several Commissioners of Loans.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he de livered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally read and agreed to.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said bill be postponed until to-morrow. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. They also agree to the amendment proposed by this House to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of persions to invalids:" the Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act relative to the compensations to the officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House: they have also agreed to the resolution of this House respecting the adjournment of the two Houses of Congress, with an amendment; to which they also desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the resolution last mentioned; and the same being read, was agreed to as followeth: Strike out Thursday the tenth instant," and insert, “ Tuesday the eighth instant."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this llouse 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 ten o'clock.

SATURDAY, MAY 5.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States;" and the same being twice read, were agreed to.

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

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act relative to the compensations to the officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage;" and the same being twice read, were agree i to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Madison, 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 which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and providing compensations for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witnesses;" reported that the managers had, according to order, met the managers on the part of the Senate, in the conference chamber, and fully discussed the subject referred to them, and had agreed that it would be proper, on the part of this House, to recede from the fourth amendment to the third section, as also from the second amendment to the fourth section; but that, on

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