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Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Benjamin Bourne, and Mr. Lee; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Ordered, That the reports of the Secretary of the Treasury on the several petitions of Joseph Beale, Thomas Randall, Patrick Colvin, John Haverd and others, Israel Jones, sundry citizens of Pennsylvania, Ezekiel Conklin, and others, Benjamin Fuller, George and Jonathan Hunter, and Thomas Grant, which were made to this House on the twenty-second instant, be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the whole House on Thursday se'nnight.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills granting farther compensation to certain Receivers of Continental Taxes; and that Mr. Giles, Mr. Shearjashub Bourne, and Mr. Silvester, be the said Committee.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the Message from the President of the United States, of the ninth instant, together with the papers accompanying the same, on the subject of the boundary between the State of Virginia and the Territory of the United States South of the river Ohio: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested and authorized, with the concurrence of the States of Virginia and Kentucky, to cause the line to be extended from the Western termination of the line formerly run by Fry and Jefferson, on the part of Virginia, and by other surveyors on the part of North Carolina, by a surveyor of sufficient abilities, in the proper latitude, whereby the Northern boundary of the Territory ceded to the United States by the State of North Carolina, may be determined; and that Congress will provide for the necessary expense attending the same.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Williamson, and Mr. Page, to prepare and bring in the same.

On motion, Ordered, That the Clerk of this House return to Warner Mifflin the paper purporting to be a memorial and representation from him, and presented to this House on Monday last.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury, on the petition of Griffith Jones; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes,” together with the amendments thereto, was read the third time; and, on a motion made and seconded,

Ordered, To be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House on the first Monday of January next.

Mr. Giles, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill granting farther compensation to certain Receivers of Continental Taxes; 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 Monday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to re-imburse certain extra expenses of the late Commissioners for treating of peace with the Creek Indians, and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick 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 read.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendment, do lie on the table.
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, NOVEMBER 29. Mr. White, from the Committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes; 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 Monday next.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, accompanying his account of the receipts and expenditures of public moneys, from the

first of July to the thirtieth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, inclusive; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Hartley have leave to be absent from the service of this House until Monday se'nnight.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, of the estimates of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year one thousand seven hunred and ninety-three; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick 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 House, according to order, proceeded to consider the report of the Committee to whom was referred the petition of Lewis Garanger, in behalf of himself and his brother, Charles Garanger: Whereupon,

Resolved, that the Comptroller of the Treasury be empowered and directed to adjust and settle the accounts of Lewis Garanger, as a Captain of artillery, from the twenty-ninth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, until the establishment of the peace.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Madison, Mr. Williamson, and Mr. William Smith, do prepare and bring in the same.

On a motion made and seconded, Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause assays and other proper experiments to be made, at the Mint of the United States, of the gold and silver coins of France, England, Spain, and Portugal; and a report of the quantity of fine metal, and of alloy, in each of the denominations of the coins, to be laid before this House.

Ordered, That the said resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States, by the Speaker.

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, NOVEMBER 30. Mr. Tucker, from the Committee to whom was referred the petition of William Dunbar, executor of George Galphin, deceased, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of the executors of Edward Carnes, deceased, and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read and agreed to by the House, as followeth:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to inquire whether any, and what, mea. sures are necessary to facilitate the settlement of claims against the United States, not barred by acts of limitation, founded upon certificates granted, or settlements made, by any officer or officers, heretofore authorized by the United States to issue certificates or make settlements in their behalf, and who have not settled their accounts; and to report the result of their inquiries."

Ordered, That Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Niles, be a committee, pursuant to the said resolution.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and report a bill to amend the act establishing a Mint and regulating the coins of the United States, so far as respects the copper coinage, and that Mr. Williamson, Mr. Page, and Mr. Kittera, be the said committee.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, of the estimates of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick reported that the Committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Cominit. tee of the Whole House on the said report.

On motion,

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to lay before the House the accounts of the Commissioners of Loans, for the current year, by which his estimate is formed for appropriating thirty-five thousand and sixty-three dollars and twenty-eight cents, for the salaries of Clerks and for stationery, in the Loan Offices of the United States, to the thirty-first of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Abigail Hart, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3.

Ordered, That the petition of Woodrop and Joseph Sims, which was presented to this House on the eighth ultimo, be referred to Mr. Key, Mr. Grove, and Mr. Tucker, with instruction to examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report of a plan for the redemption of the public debt; and for the re-imbursement of a certain loan made of the Bank of the United States, pursuant to the orders of the twenty-first and twenty-second ultimo; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A petition of sundry merchants and traders, inhabitants of the State of South Carolina, was presented to the House and read, stating the disadvantages under which they labor, for the want of a bankrupt law, and praying that Congress will take the subject into consideration, and pass an act thereupon.

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 on the subject of bankruptcies, throughout the United States.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for determining the Northern boundary of the territory, ceded to the United States, by the State of North Carolina; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, Resolved, that the Secretary of War be directed to lay before this House a list of the names of the persons returned to his office for pensions, by the circuit courts, in pursuance of the act, 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, together with the rates of the said pensions, and the causes assigned for disability, accompanied with a statement of such facts and circumstances as inay relate thereto.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the estimates of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, that this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

A memorial of Anna Welsh, of New London, in the State of Connecticut, widow of John Welsh, late a captain of marines in the service of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying relief, in consideration of the loss of her husband, who was slain in the expedition against Penobscot, during the late war.

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

A petition of Ezekiel Scott was presented to the House and read, praying to be al. lowed the pay and other emoluments of a major in the Army of the United States, in consideration of military services, rendered during the late war.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to ascertain the fees demandable on admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the United States, and to amend, in part, the act, entitled " An act for the government and regulation of seamen, in the inerchants' service;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dayton 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 until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4. A bill for determining the Northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by the State of North Carolina 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, ac. companying the Register's detail of the estimate of thirty-five thousand and sixty-three dollars and twenty-eight cents, for the clerk-hire and stationery of the several loan offices of the United States, to the thirty-first of March next, made pursuant to the order of Friday last; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House to whom are referred the estimates of appropriation for the current year.

A petition of Casper Kuhl was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of injuries received in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Benjamin Bourne, and Mr. Lee; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Elijah Bostwick was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed the amount of certain costs of suit, which he has been compelled to pay, for supplies purchased for the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury of the estimates of the suns necessary to be appropriated for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick reported that the committee had, according to order, agan had the said report under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon; which he d-livered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before the House an estimate of the contingent expenses of the Department of War for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and of the items upon which the report of the Secretary for the Department of War states certain estimates, called conjectural, are founded, specifying, as distinctly as may be, the heads of each article.

Ordered, That the said resolution be transmitted to the President of the United States by the Speaker.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was referred so much of the message from the President of the United States of the seventh ultimo, as relates to a statement of the administration of the fund appropriated to certain foreign purposes, together with the papers accompanying the same, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment reported by the Committee of the Whole House the twenty-eighth ultimo, to the bill to reimburse certain extra ex. penses of the late Commissioners for treating of peace with the Creek Indians : Whereupon,

The question being taken, that the House do concur with the committee in the said amendment, for filling up the blank in the said bill with the words “twelve hundred dollirs." It passed in the negative,

SYeas ..
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Nays ............ 25.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Milledge,
Robert Barnwell,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Egbert Benson,

William Vans Murray,
Elias Boudinot,

John Page,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Findley,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Daniel Heister,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Daniel Huger, 37

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

Andrew Moore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

Alexander D. Orr,
Jonathan Dayton,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William B. Giles,

Peter Silvester,
James Gordon,

Israel Smith,
Christopher Greenup,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Hillhouse,

Abraham Venable,
Israel Jacobs,

Alexander White,
Aaron Kitchell,

Hugh Williamson, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Francis Willis.
Samuel Livermore,
And then, a motion being made, and the question put, to fill up the said blank
with the words “nine hundred dollars,"

It was resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendment, be engrossed, and read the third time 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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5. An engrossed bill to reimburse certain extra expenses of the late Commissioners for treating of peace with the Creek Indians was read the third time; and on the question that the said bill do pass,

S Yeas...... It passed in the negative,

Baune,

Nay

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

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Page,
Robert Barnwell,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Egbert Benson,

William Smith,
Elias Boudinot,

Jonathan Sturges,
Shearjashub Bourne,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
John Laurance,

-Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Samuel Livermore;

Artemas Ward, and
John Milledge,

Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Philip Key,
Benjamin Bourne,

Aaron Kitchell,
Abraham Clark,

George Leonard,
Jonathan Dayton,

John Francis Mercer,
James Gordon,

Andrew Moore,
Israel Jacobs,

Nathaniel Niles,
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