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James Gordon,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Huger,

Peter Silvester,
John Laurance,

George Thatcher,
Amasa Learned,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
William Vans Murray,

John Vining,
William Smith,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Steele,

Artemas Ward, and
Samuel Sterrett,

Hugh Williamson.
'Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Samuel Livermore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Nathaniel Macon,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison,
John Brown,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Clarke,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Jonathan Dayton,

Nathaniel Niles,
William Findley,

John Page,
William B. Giles,

Josiah Parker,
Nicholas Gilman,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Andrew Gregg,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

Jeremiah Smith,
William Barry Grove,

Israel Smith,
Daniel Heister,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Tredwell,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
Philip Key,

Alexander White, and
Aaron Kitchell,

Francis Willis.
Richard Bland Lee,
And so the said motion was lost.

The said bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments

, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have deferred, until the next session of Congress, the consideration of the bill sent from this House, entitled “An act authorizing the settlement of the demands of Anthony Walton White against the United States." The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act regulating foreign coins, and for other pur poses,” to which they desire the concurrence of this House. They 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.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, bis Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign two acts, which originated in this House; one entitled “An act authorizing the grant and conveyance of certain lands to John Cleves Symmes and his associates;" and the other entitled " An açt to alter the time of the next annual meeting of Congress.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

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MONDAY, MAY 7.
Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported
that the committtee had examined three enrolled bills; one, which originated in the
Senate, entitled “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;"
the other two, which originated in this House, to wit: one entitled “An act relative to
the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost
and tonnage;" the other entitled “An act concerning the duties on spirits distilled
within the United States;” 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.
An engrossed bill supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the Unit-
ed 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 supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States."

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

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes," 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 to-day.

Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed and read the third time to-day.

Ordered, That Mr. Seney, Mr. Gilman, and Mr. Grove, be appointed a committee on the part of this House, jointly, with the committee appointed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the proposed recess of Congress.

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 concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against 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 no amendment thereto.

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

An engrossed bill for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for estraordinary expenses was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses.”

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 sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments;" 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 several amendments thereto: which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

The said bill, together with the amendments thereto, was then read the third time; and, on the question that the same do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

An engrossed bill concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States was read the third time; and, on the question that the same do pass,

Yeas

. 23, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

22.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Robert Barnwell,

Richard Bland Lee,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Abraham Clarke,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Page,
James Gordon,

William Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

John Steel,
Daniel Heister,

Samuel Sterrett, and
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Laurance,

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Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Jeremiah Smith,
Abraham Baldwin,

Israel Smith,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Brown,

Thomas Sumpter,
William B. Giles,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tredwell,
Aaron Kitchell,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Macon,

Artemas Ward,
Andrew Moore,

Alexander White, and
Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,

Hugh Williamson.
Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, “ An act concerning the claim of John
Brown Cutting against the United States.”

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

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: one which originated in the Senate, entitled “ 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;" and two which originated in this House; one, entitled “An act concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States," and the other, entitled “ An act relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage."

On motion, Ordered, That the report of the committee to whom were referred the memorials of Joseph Ceracchi be re-committed to the same committee.

Mr. Seney, from the committee appointed on the part of this House, jointly, with the committee of the Senate, to wait on the President of the United States, and notify him of the proposed recess of Congress, reported that the Committee had, according to order, performed that duty.

Mr. Lee, from the committee to whom was re-committed the report on the memorials of Joseph Ceracchi, made a report; which was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth:

“ It appears to your committee, that Mr. Ceracchi is an artist of great reputation in Europe, a gentleman of respectable character, and has been actuated by the most honorable motives in offering to dedicate his genius and labors to the service of the United States.

It appears, however, to your committee, that, at the present time, it might not be expedient to go into the expenses which the Monument voted by Congress on the seventh day of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three would require, especially with the additional ornaments proposed by the artist.”

The House proceeded to consider the report of 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 sent from the Senate, entitled “An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and provid. ing compensations for the officers of the said Courts, and for jurors and witnesses: Whereupon,

The second amendment to the second section, for striking out the words following: “And be at liberty to pursue the same until a tender of the debt and costs in gold or silver shall be made,” being read, and the question put that this House do adhere to the said amendment,

30, It was resolved in the affirmative, ? Nays

17.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

William B. Giles,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Gregg,
John Brown,

Samuel Griffin,
Abraham Clarke,

William Barry Grove,
William Findley,

Daniel Heister,

Ş Yeas

Israel Jacobs,

Josiah Parker,
Philip Key,

Joshua Seney,
Aaron Kitchell,

Israel Smith,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Sumpter,
Sanuel Liverinore,

Thomas Tredwell,
Nathaniel Macon,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Madison,

Abraham Venable,
Andrew Moore,

Alexander White,
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Hugh Williamson, and
John Page,

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

Amasa Learned,
Robert Barnwell,

Williain Vans Murray,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elias Boudinot,

William Smith,
Shearjashub Bourne,

John Steele,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester, and
Benjamin Goodhue,

Artemas Ward. James Hillhouse, Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their disagreement to the amendment of the Senate to the fourth section proposed to be added to the said bill, and doth recede from all the other amendments disagreed to by the Senate.

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 passed the bill, entitled “ An act for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses;” and also the bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes;” 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 no amendment thereto.

The said bill was then amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be now read the third time.

The said bill, with the amendments, was accordingly read the third time; and, on the question that the same do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative.
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 had examined two enrolled bills which originated in this House; one entitled “An act for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses;" the other entitled " An act supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States:" 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 making certain appropriations therein specified; 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 no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-mortow. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate agree to the amendments proposed by this House to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments;" with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment, and the same being twice read, was agreed to. 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 ten o'clock.

war.

TUESDAY, MAY 8. An engrossed bill making certain appropriations therein specified was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act making certain appropriations therein specified.”

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment to which this House hath adhered, 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; they also agree to the amendments proposed by this House to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes.” And then he withdrew.

A petition of Richard Sappington was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a Surgeon in the first Maryland regiment, during the late

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 next session of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to compensate the services of the late Colonel George Gibson;" and, after some time spent therein, M. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

The said bill was then read the third time; and, on the question that the same do pass,
It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

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

Mr. Grove, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. + Mr. Williamson, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the State of North Carolina, made a report ; which was read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

“The committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the State of North Carolina, praying that Congress would authorize the Legislature of that State to impose a duty of tonnage, for deepening the channel across the Swash and Bar in Pamptico Sound and Croatan, report:

That the Legislatures of the States of Rhode Island, Maryland, and Georgia, have se. verally passed laws for removing obstructions or deepening rivers or harbors, to which laws the United States in Congress have given their assent : Wherefore the committee are of the opinion, that when the Legislature of the State of North Carolina shall bare passed a law, imposing a duty of tonnage for the improvement of their navigation, it may be proper for Congress to consider whether such law shall have the proposed operation."

On a motion made and seconded, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury report to this House, as early in the next session as may be practicable, the number and capacity of the stills in the respec. tive districts and States ; the nett product of revenue of the respective districts and States, particularizing the drawbacks, and distinguishing foreign from American materials, and the product paid by the gallon, month, and year ; also, the number of of. ficers and the amount of their salaries.

On motion, Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury cause to be provided for the use of the several Collectors in the United States, printed clearances, on the back whereof shall be a printed account of the methods which have been found to answer for obtaining fresh from salt water, and of constructing extempore stills, of such implements as are generally on board every vessel, with a recommendation, in all cases where they shall have occasion to resort to this expedient for obtaining water, to publish the result of their trial, in some gazette, on their return to the United States, or to communicate it for publication to the Office of the Secretary of State, in order that others may, by

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