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their success, be encouraged to make similar trials, and be benefitted by any improvements or new ideas which may occur to them in practice.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said resolution 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 respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio ; 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 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-day.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed to inquire into the causes of the failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair, made a report; which was read : Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House will, early in the next session, proceed to take the said report into consideration.

Ordered, That one hundred copies of the said report be printed for the use of the members of this House.

An engrossed bill respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio.”

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 agree to the resolution of this House, directing printed clearances of a particular form, to be furnished to the several Collectors in the United States : They have also passed the bill, entitled "An act concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States :" also the bill, entitled “An act respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio :" and they have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making certain appropriations therein specified,” with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment; and the saine being twice read, was agreed to.

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 four enrolled bills, which originated in the Senate; one 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 ;” another entitled "An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments ;” ariother entitled “ An act to provide for a copper coinage ;” and another entitled “An act to compensate the services of the late Colonel George Gibson ;” also, three enrolled bills which originated in this House ; one entitled “An act concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States ;” another entitled “An act making certain appropriations therein specified ;” and another entitled “An act respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio ;" also, an enrolled resolve, which originated in this House, “directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnished to the several Collectors in the United States ;” and found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bulls and resolve.
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 two enrolled bills, which originated in this House ; one entitled “ An act for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses ;” and the other entitled "An act supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States :" and four which originated in the Senate ; one entitled “ An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments ;” another 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 ;” another entitled “ An act to provide for a copper coinage ;” and another entitled “ An act to compensate the services of the late Colonel George Gibson :" also, an enrolled resolve “directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnished to the several collectors in the United States.”

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

Mr. Speaker : I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, on the fifth instant, approve and sign an act, which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" and on this day did approve and sign the following acts, which likewise originated in the Senate, to wit ; one entitled “An act to continue in force the 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 ;” another entitled “An act for regulating processes in the Courts of the United States, and to provide compensations for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witnesses ;" another entitled “An act to provide for a copper coinage;" another entitled " An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments ;” and another entitled “An act to compensate the services of the late Colonel George Gibson.” 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 the following acts, which originated in this House, to wit ; one entitled “ An act relatire to the compensation to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage ;" another entitled “ An act concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States ;” another entitled “An act more effectually to provide for the na. tional defence by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States ;” another entitled “ An act making certain appropriations therein specified ;” another entitled “An act supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States ;” another entitled “An act making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary expenses ;” another entitled “ An act concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States ;” and another entitled “An act respecting the government of the territories of the United States Northwest and South of the river Ohio ;” also, an enrolled resolve, which originated in this House, “ directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnished to the several Collectors in the United States."

On motion, Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do procure such of the statutes of the several States as may not be in his office; and that the expense thereof be defrayed out of the money that is, or may by law be appropriated to defray the contingent expenses of this House.

A message was received from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary, notifying that the Senate, having completed the legislative business before them, are now about to adjourn : Whereupon,

Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate to inform them that this House, having completed the business before them, are now about to adjourn until the first Monday in November next, and that the Clerk of this House do go with the said message. The Clerk accordingly went with the said message ; and being returned, Mr. Speaker adjourned the House to meet on the first Monday in November next.

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OF THE

Thouse of Representatives

OF

THE UNITED STATES,

BEING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SECOND CONGRESS:

BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA,

NOVEMBER 5, 1792,

AND IN THE SEVENTEENTH TEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAID STATES.

Reprinted by order of the House of Representatives,

WASHINGTON:

PTÚNTED BY GALES & SEATOS.

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Bagus and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the fifth of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, being the Second Session of the Second Congress held under the Constitution of Government of the United States:

On which day, being the day appointed by law for the meeting of the present Ses sion, the following Members of the House of Representatives appeared, and took their seats in the House, to wit:

Nicholas Gilman,
From New Hampshire, Samuel Livermore, and

Jeremiah Smith.
Fisher Ames,

Shearjashub Bourne,
From Massachusetts,

Elbridge Gerry,
Benjamin Goodhue,
George Thatcher, and

Artemas Ward.
From Rhode Island,

Benjamin Bourne.

Amasa Learned,
From Connecticut,

Jonathan Sturges, and

Jonathan Trumbull (Speaker.)
From Vermont,

Nathaniel Niles, and
Israel Smith.

Egbert Benson,
From New York,

John Laurance, and
Thomas Tredwell.

Elias Boudinot,
From New Jersey,

Abraham Clark, and

Jonathan Dayton.
From Pennsylvania,

Thomas Fitzsimons, and

Frederick Augustus Mahlenberg.
Vol. I.--77

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