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FRIDAY, JULY 10.
The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the
Whole House on the bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares,
and merchandises, imported into the United States.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which they had directed him to report when the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received to-morrow.

Ordered, That Mr. Parker have leave to be absence from the service of this House, until the second Monday in August next, and Mr. Trumbull until this day fortnight. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

SATURDAY, JULY 11. A petition of David Sturges, of the county of Dutchess, in the State of New York, was presented to the House, and read, praying relief, in consideration of wounds re: ceived in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported by the Committee of the Whole House, yesterday, to the bill to regulate the collection of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, and the said amendments being read and amended at the Clerk's table, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time on Tuesday next. And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, JULY 13. The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union,

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, but had come to no resolution thereupon.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses, for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee which lay on the table, on the subject of compensations to be made to the President, Vice President, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, for their services, and had made some progress therein; And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, JULY 14. Mr. Ames, from the Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the petition of a number of the citizens of New Jersey, complaining of the illegality of the election of the members holding seats in this House, as elected within that state, made a report;. which was received, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill, or bills, to provide for the government of the Western Territory;

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Sedgwick, and Mr. Brown.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill, or bills, to provide for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States, agrecably to the ordinance of the late Coogtess;

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Sturges, and Mr. Smith, (of South Carolina.)

An engrossed bill to regulate the colleetion of duties imposed on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, was read the third time, and the blonks therein filled up.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States.”

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

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15. The several orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses, and other acts, to the President of the United States; also, on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; and on the bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the report made yesterday by the Committee of Elections, on the petition of a number of the citizens of New Jersey, complaining of the illegality of the election of the members holding seats in this House, as elected within that State; and the said report being twice read at the Clerk's table, was debated, and ardered to lie on the table. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleren o'clock.

THURSDAY, JULY 16. A petition of John Christopher Stoebel, of the city of Philadelphia, was presented to the House, and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him, for a term of years, to construct and navigate boats with wheels, upon the principles of a model which he has invented, to facilitate the passage of boats up and down streams and rapids, without the use of ours.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

Mr. Baldwin, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States; which was received, and read the first time.

The House resumed the consideration of the report of the committee, on the subject of compensations to be made to the President, "Vice President, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, for their services; and the said report being amended to read as followeth:

“That there be allowed to the President of the United States, as compensation for his services, the sun of twenty-five thousand dollars per annum, to be paid in equal quarterly payments, at the Treasury.

That there be paid, in like quarterly payments, to the Vice President of the United States, fire thousand dollars per annum.

That the daily pay of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, for their attendance at the time appointed for the meeting of their respective Houses, and for the time they shall be going to, and returning therefrom, allowing the travel of twenty miles for each day, be six dollars, and of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, twelve dollars."

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said report.

Ordered, That a bill, or bills, be brought in, pursuant thereto ; and that Mr. Burke, Dfr. Stonc, and Mr. Moore, be a committee to prepare and bring in the same, with instruction to insert a clause, or clauses, making provision for a reasonable compensation to the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, for their services.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to provide for the government of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio; which was received, and read the first time.

The llouse, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, te-morrow, again resolve itself into a Commitiee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses, for the enrolment, attestation, publication, and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regulate the mode of presenting addresses and other acts to the President of the United States; also, on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, were read, and postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, JULY 17. A petition of Leonard Harbaugh was presented to the House, and read, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted him for a term of years, to make, use, and vend, three machines which he has invented for threshing, reaping, and deepening docks, and which are calculated to facilitate labor, and aid the two great objects of agriculture and commerce.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Ebenezer Hazard, Postmaster General of the United States, submitting the propriety of some immediate provision by law for the arrangement of that Department; which was read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Goodhue, and Mr. Lee; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A bill for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.

A bill to provide for the government of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House on Monday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the report of the committee appointed to confer with a committee of the Senate, in preparing joint rules to be established between the two Houses, for the enrolment, attestation, publication and preservation, of the acts of Congress, and to regu. late the mode of presenting addresses and other acts to the President of the United States, was read, and farther postponed until Monday se'nnight.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts. by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, was read, and postponed until Monday next. And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, JULY 20. An engrossed bill for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys, and for authorizing the several States to provide and regulate pilots, 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 for the establish. ment and support of light-houses, beacons, and buoys."

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 have passed the bill, entitled, “An act for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. They have also passed abill, entitled “ An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States," to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

A message was received from the President of the United States, notifying that the President approves of the act, entitled “An act imposing duties on tonnage," and has this day affixed his signature thereto. And the messenger delivered in the said act, and then withdrew. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

On motion, Ordered, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill, or bills, providing for the establishment of hospitals for sick and disabled seamen, and for the regulation of har. bors; and that Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, Mr. Clymer, and Mr. Carroll, do prepare and bring in the same.

The House resumed the consideration of the report on the petition of Andrew Ellicott, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said report be re-committed to the same committee. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs," and the same being read, were agreed to.

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

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States," was read the first time.

Ordered, That Mr. Sinnickson have leave to be absent from the service of this House until this day three weeks.

On motion, The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States,” was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to provide for the government of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, was read, and postponed until this day fortnight. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, JULY 21. An engrossed bill to provide for the government of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to provide for the government of the territory Northwest of the river Ohio."

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

On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Partridge and Mr. White be a committee, jointly, with any committee which the Senate shall appoint, to examine the enrolled bill

, entitled “ An act for establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Fo. reign Affairs," after it shall be signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present the same to the President of the United States for his approbation. On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from proceeding on a motion referred to the said committee, on the eighth day of June last, stating certain specific amendments proper to be proposed by congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States; and that the said motion, together with the amendments to the said Constitution, as proposed by the several States, be referred to a committee, to consist of a member from each State, with instruction to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States generally into their consideration, and to report thereupon to the House.

The members elected, Mr. Vining, Mr. Madison, Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Burke, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Clymer, Mr. Benson, Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Boudinot, and Mr. Gale.

The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States, was read, and postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22. Mr. Burke, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States; which was received and read the first time.

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the committee appointed to bring in a bill for making compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, that they do insert a clause or clauses, making compensation to the Serjeant-at-arms, Messen-gers, and Doorkeepers, of the two Houses for their services.

A petition of Richard Phillips was presented to the House, and read, praying relief in consideration of indigence occasioned by military services rendered during the late war.

Also, a petition of Hannah Adams, praying that an exclusive privilege may be granted her for a limited time, to publish and vend a work which she has compiled, entitled “ An alphabetical compendium of the various sects which have appeared in the world from the beginning of the Christian era, to the present day, with an appendix, containing a brief account of the different schemes of religion now embraced among mankind.” Ordered, That the said petitions do lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same and made no amendment thereto.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from further proceeding on the said bill, and that it be re-committed to Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Sturges, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina.

The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Com. mittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, and come to a resoJution; thereupon which he read in his place, and then delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

Resolved, That an act of Congress ought to pass for establishing a Land Office, and for regulating the terms and manner of granting vacant and unappropriated lands, the property of the United States; That the said office be under the superintendence of the Governor of the Western Territory; That the lands to be disposed of be confined to the following limits, viz : That the tracts

or parcels to be disposed of to any one person, shall not exceed acres; that the price to be required for the same shall be per acre ; and that every person actually settled within the said limits shall be entitled to the pre-emption of a quantity not exceeding acres, including his settlement.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolution ; and that Mr. Scott, Mr. Silvester, and Mr. Moore, do prepare and bring in the same,

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