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Ordered, that the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time tomorrow.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the memorial of John Tucker, late Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, which was made on the eighth of March last: Whereupon,

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill providing for the allowance and payment of - dollars to the said John Tucker, to compensate him for his expenses and services, and for money paid by him as Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Baldwin, be a committee, pursuant to the said resolution.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to authorize the settlement of the accounts of Lewis Garanger for military services during the late war; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. White 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, 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, JANUARY 2. A petition of John Rowland was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of wounds and injuries received, whilst a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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

Ordered, That the memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, which lay on the table, be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House on next Monday week.

An engrossed bill to amend an act, entitled “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States,” so fu as respects the coinage of copper, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to amend an act, entitled 'An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States,' so far as respects the coinage of copper."

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

An engrossed bill to provide for the allowance of interest on the sum ordered to be paid by the resolve of Congress, of the twenty-eighth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnity to the persons therein named, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to provide for the allowance of interest on the sum ordered to be paid by the resolve of Congress, of the twenty-eighth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnnity to the persons therein named.”

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

An engrossed bill to authorize the settlement of the accounts of Lewis Garanger for military services during the late war was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to authorize the settlement of the accounts of Lewis Garanger for military services during the late war."

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

Mr. Ames, from the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Joseph Henderson, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the petition of Ebenezer Cowell, which was made on the third of February last: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the prayer of the said petition cannot be granted.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee appointed, presented, accoraing to order, a oli to compensate John Tucker; 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 House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the motion of the twenty-eighth ultimo, for reducing the military establishment of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. White reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said motion 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 motion.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, enclosing a list of the several persons employed in his office, with the salary allowed to each, pursuant to the resolution of this Houe of the thirty-first ultimo; which were 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 bill to make compensation to the widows and orphans of certain persons who were killed by Indians, under the sanction of flags of truce; 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 tomorrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3. A petition of Charles King 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 do lie on the table.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to regulate the claims to invalid pensions ; 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.

Ordered, That the report of the commitee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Joseph Henderson, be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to make compensation to the widows and orphans of certain persons who were killed by Indians, under the sanction of flags of truce ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dayton reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, enclosing a list of the persons employed in the several offices of his department, with the salary allowed to each, pursuant to the resolution of this House, of the thirty first ultimo“; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day,again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the motion of the twenty-eighth ultimo, for reducing the Military Establishment of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. White reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said motion 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 motion.

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, JANUARY 4. Another member to wit : Samuel Sterret, from Maryland, appeared and took his seat in the House.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments, reported yesterday, by the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill to make compensation to the widows and orphans of certain persons who were killed by Indians, under the sanction of flags of truce ; and the same being read, some were agreed to and others disagreed to.

And then the said bill, being further amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time tomorrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, enclosing lists of the persons employed in the several offices of his department, with the salary allowed to each. Also,

A letter, accompanying certain statements relative to Foreign Loans, which have been made by the United States, under the authority of the President, pursuant to the re. solutions of this House, of the twenty-fourth and twenty seventh ultimo ; which were 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 bill to regulate the claims to invalid pensions; 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 IIouse will, to-murrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5. A petition of the Inhabitants of the city of Hudson, in the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, stating the inconveniences under which they labor, from being obliged to register, enter, and clear their vessels at the port of New York, and praying that the said city of Hudson may be made a port of entry:

Ördered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Gabriel Allen was presented to the House and read, praying the renewal of certain Continental Loan Office certificates, the property of the petitioner, which were lost or destroyed, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Nicholas Vreland, to the same effect. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House to whom is referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury respecting lost or destroyed certificates.

A petition of Jonas Stevens, late a soldier in the sixth Massachusetts' Regiment, Fas presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services rendered, and losses and injuries sustained, whilst in the Army of the United States, during the late War.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to cxamine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of William Seymour, of Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, was pre. sented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of a wound, received in the attack made by the enemy, at Fort Griswold, during the late war; which has rendered him incapable of obtaining a livelihood by labor.

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

An engrossed bill to make compensation to the widows and orphans of certain persons, who were killed by Indians, under the sanction of Aags of truce, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to provide for the wi. dows and orphans of certain persons who were killed by Indians, under the sanction of Aags of truce.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury on the memorial of Timothy de Monbreun which were read: Whereupon,

Resolred, That the memorialist have leave to withdraw his said memorial. The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the motion of the 28th ultimo, for reducing the Military Establishnient of the United States, and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. White reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said motion under consideration, and directed him to report to the House their disagreement to the same.

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 7.

Mr. Livermore, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to repeal part of a resolution of Congress of the twenty-ninth of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, respecting the inhabitants of Post Saint Vincents; 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 Com. mittee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Laurance, from the committee to whom was re-committed the bill making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, reported an amendatory bill; 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 immediately.

The House, accordingly, resolved itself into the said committee, 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 no amendment thereto.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate the claims to invalid pensions; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dayton reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill 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 bill.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8.

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A petition of William Wirtz was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services as Barrackmaster and Assistant Commissary of Prisoners, at the borough of Lancaster, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the bill making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, which lay on the table; and the said bill being amended at the Clerk's table, was, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act in addition to the act, entitled · An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act to provide for the allowance of interest on the sum ordered to be paid by the resolve of Congress, of the twenty-eighth of September, one thousand seren hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnity to the persons therein named.” And then he withdrew.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, accompanying a report of the assays and experiments made by the Director of the Mint, on the gold and silver coins of France, England, Spain, and Portugal, pursuant to the order of the twenty-ninth of November last; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The bilt sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act in addition to the act, entitled An act to estuoush the Judicial Courts of the United States," was rcad the first time.

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On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

The House proceeded to consider the motion of the twenty-eighth ultimo, for reducing the Military Estahlishment of the United States, to which the Committee of the Whole House had reported their disagreement on Saturday last: Whereupon,

A motion was made and seconded to amend the same by striking out, in the second and third lines, the words “ each of non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “ of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and of the privates who are now in service, or may be recruited before the

-next:" And the question being put thereupon, It passed in the negative, {Nays:

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

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Clarke,

Andrew Moore,
Elbridge Gerry,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Ort,
Nicholas Gilman,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Smith,
Christopher Greenup,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Sumpter,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tredwell,
George Leonard,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Samuel Livermore,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Macon,

Armetas Ward, and
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Wilkes Kittera,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Laurance,
Robert Barnwell,

John Milledge,
Egbert Benson,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg:
Elias Boudinot,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Cornelius c. Schoon naker,
Benjamin Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Jonathan Dayton,

Peter Silvester,
William Findley,

Israel Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith,
Andrew Gregg,

Samuel Sterrett,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Sturges,
Daniel Heister,

George Thatcher,
James Hillhouse,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Daniel Huger,

Alexander White, and
Aaron Kitchell,

Francis Willis.
And then the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said motion,
It passed in the negative, {Nays

20,

36.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Clark,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
Nicholas Gilman,

Josiah Parker,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Smith,
Christopher Greenup,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Sumpter,
George Leonard,

Thomas Tredwell,
Samuel Livermore,

Abraham Venable, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Artemas Ward.

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