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the United States, for services as a blacksmith to the Navy Board, in the Eastern.de partment, during the late war.

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 motion, made on the twelfth ulti. mo, for opening a loan to the amount of the balances which, upon a final settlement of accounts, shall be found due from the United States to the individual States, which was reported from the Committee of the Whole House, yesterday, without amendment : Whereupon,

A motion being made and seconded to amend the first resolution, contained in the said motion, by adding, to the end thereof, the following proviso, to wit:

Provided, That no such loan shall be opened in any State, without the assent of the Legislature thereof, by an act approving the measure" It was resolved in the affirmative S Yeas ............ 38,

unes 2 Nays ............ 23.
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,

George Leonard,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Livermore,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clarke,

John Page,
Jonathan Dayton,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Samuel Sterrett,
James Gordon,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Hillhouse,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Philip Key,

Abraham Venable,
Aaron Kitchell,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Wilkes Kittera,

Artemas Ward, and
John Laurance,

Alexander White.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Milledge,
William Findley,

Andrew Moore,
William B. Giles,

William Vans Murray,
Nicholas Gilman,

Alexander D. Orr,
Christopher Greenup,

Josiah Parker,
Andrew Gregg,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Samuel Griffin,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Tredwell,
Daniel Heister,

Hugh Williamson, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Francis Willis.
Nathaniel Macon,
And then the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said first reso-
lution, amended to read as followeth:

Resolved, That a loan, to the amount of the balances which, upon a final settlement of accounts, shall be found due from the United States to the individual States, be opened at the Loan Offices in the respective States, to commence within months af. ter the said balances shall be reported at the Treasury, and to continue open for the term of months from the time of its commencement: Provided, That no such loan shall be opened in any State, without the assent of the Legislature thereof, by an act approving the measure:”

5 Yeas ............ 34, It was resolved in the affirmative,

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Nays ........... 28.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,

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

John Wilkes Kittera,
Robert Barnwell,

John Laurance,
Egbert Benson,

Amasa Leained,
Elias Boudinot,

George Leonard,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Abraham Clark,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Jonathan Dayton,

Peter Silvester,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

Samuel Sterrett,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Gordon,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Hillhouse,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Daniel Huger,

Aitemas Ward, and
Philip Key,

Alexander White.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Milledge,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
William B. Giles,

Nathaniel Niles,
Christopher Greenup,

Alexander D. Orr,
Andrew Gregg,

John Page,
Samuel Griffin,

Josiah Parker,
William Barry Grove,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Daniel Heister,

Israel Smith,
Aaron Kitchell,

John Steele,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tredwell,
Nathaniel Macon,

Abraham Venable,
James Madison,

Hugh Williamson, and
John Francis Mercer,

Francis Willis. The second, third, and fourth resolutions, contained in the said motion, were also again read; and, on the question severally put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as follow:

Resolved, That the sums to be subscribed to such loans, be payable in the principal or interest of the certificates or notes issued by any such of the said States, as, upon the final settlement of accounts, shall have a balance due to them from the Cnited States, and which shall have been liquidated to specie value, prior to the day of last.

Pesolved, That every subscriber to the said loans shall be entitled to certificates, ad. cording to the sum subscribed, of the like tenor and description, in the like proportions, and upon the like terms, as are specified and directed by the fifteenth and sirteenth sections of the act, entitled “ An act making provision for the debt of the United States," except, that interest on such of the certificates subscribed to the said loan, as bear interest, shall be computed to the last day of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, inclusively, and that interest shall not begin to accrue upon any of the certificates which shall be issued in lieu thereof, till the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four.

Resolved, That, in all cases where the sum subscribed in the evidences of the debt of any State, shall exceed the balance due to such State, the same shall be reduced (in equal proportions) to the sum actually due to such State.”

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions, and that Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Sedgwick, and Mr. William Smith, do prepare and bring in the sarne.

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

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MONDAY, JANUARY 14. Mr. Heister, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the commitlce did, on Friday last, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his

approbation two enrolled bills; one entitled “ 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;" the other 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 seven hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnity to the persons therein named."

Mr. Silvester, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Elijah Bostwick, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A memorial of the officers of the late Delaware line of the Continental Ariy, in behalf of themselves and the soldiers of the said line, was presented to the House and read, praying that the depreciation which accrued on the certificates of debts granted them for military services rendered during the late war, may be made good to them, or such other relief afforded them as the present circumstances of the United States will admit.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom are referred the memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

A petition of Thomas Wishart, late a Lieutenant in the Virginia line, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for military services rendered to the United States, during the late war.

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 House.

The House proceeded to the consideration of the amendment, reported on Thursday last, by the Committeee of the Whole House, to the bill relative to claims against the United States, not barred by any act of limitation, and which have not been already adjusted; and the said amendment being twice read at the Clerk's table, was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

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

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 two acts, which originated in this House; one entitled “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;" the other 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 seven hundred and eighty-five, as an indemnity to the persons therein named.”

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

The House resumed the consideration of the amendments reported, on the twenty-seventh ultimo, by the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes; and the same being read, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, 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 memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland; 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 memorials 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 memorials.

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, JANUARY 15. An engrossed bill relative to claims against the United States, not barred by any act of limitation, and which have not been already adjusted, was read the third time, and a blank therein filled up.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act relative to claims against the United States, not baired by any act of limitation, and which have not been already adjusted.”

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

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committeee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to authorize a loan in the certificates or notes of such States as shall have balances

due to them, upon a final settlement of accounts with the United States; 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.

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

On a motion made and seconded, “That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill for placing on the pension list all such officers and privates of the Militia as have been, or shall be wounded or disabled in the service of the United States, and not provided for by law."

Ordered, That the said motion be referred to the consideration of a Comnittee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

On a motion made and seconded, that the memorial and petition of sundry merchants of the city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, engaged in commerce, previous to the late Revolution, which was presented to this House at the last session, Estating the particular hardships under which they labor, from the two-fold causes of the operation of the fourth article of the definitive treaty of peace, and of so much of the act of Congress for funding the public debt, as redeems the old Continental money, at the rate of one hundred dollars thereof, for one dollar specie; the former requiring them to pay their British debts in sterling money, with full interest, to the present time; and the latter depriving them of all hope of indemnity, from the effects of depreciation and tender laws, to which they were exposed, during the war, and praying relief;" be referred to the consideration of the Committee of the Whole House to whom are Teferred the memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland:

On which motion the previous question being called for by five members, to wit: “Shall the main question to agree to the said motion be now put ?"

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(Yeas............30, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays. ...........24.

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

George Leonard,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Elias Boudinot,

Nathaniel Niles,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Bourne,

Jeremiah Smith,
Abraham Clark,

Israel Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

John Steele,
Nicholas Gilman,

Samuel Sterrett,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Gordon,

Thomas Sumpter,
Christopher Greenup,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Aaron Kitchell,

Alexander White, and
Amasa Learned,

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

James Madison,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Francis Mercer,
Egbert Benson,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Jonathan Dayton,

William Vans Murray,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. OIT,
Andrew Gregg,

John Page,
William Barry Grove,

Josiah Parker,
Thomas Hartley,

Peter Silvester,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Tredwell,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Artemas Ward, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Francis Willis.
And then, the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said motion,

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It passed in the negative,
in the notis Yeas ............24,

Banco Nays ............30.
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,

George Leonard,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Jeremiah Smith,
Benjamin Bourne,

Israel Smith,
Abraham Clark,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Samuel Sterrett,
Elbridge Gerry,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher,
James Gordon,

Thoinas Tudor Tucker, and
Aaron Kitchell,

Alexander White.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Baldwin,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Egbert Benson,

William Vans Murray,
Jonathan Dayton,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Ort,
Christopher Greenupy

John Page,
Andrew Gregg,

Josiah Parker,
William Barry Grove,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Hartley,

Peter Silvester,
Daniel Heister

John Steele,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Tredwell,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
Richard Bland Lee,

Artemas Ward,
Nathaniel Macon,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Madison,

Francis Willis. The House then, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, 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 memorials 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 memorials.

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 16. The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the memorials of the late officers and soldiers of the lines of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resilmed the chair, and Mr. Benjamin Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said memorials under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same being amended, to read as followeth:

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee that the prayer of the memorials of the officers and soldiers of several of the lines of the late Army of the United States, ought not to be granted:” The question was taken, that the House do agree to the said resolution,

(Yeas ............ 43, And resolved in the affirmative, 3

*, Nays ............ 10.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Egbert Benson,
Robert Barnwell,

Elias Boudinot,
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