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lieutenant in the Army of the United States, or such other compensation for his services in sundry military stations, during the late war, as to the wisdom of Congress may seem meet.

Also, a petition of Jacob Gibson, of Talbot county, in the State of Maryland, execu. tor of Jonathan Gibson, deceased, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for pay due to the deceased, as Brigade Major in the Maryland line, during the late war.

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

Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Francis Kel. lar, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Miranda Steger, executrix of William Steger, deceased, made a report ; which was read: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the petitioner have leave to withdraw her said petition.

Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Ephraim Kimberly, made a report; which was read : Whereupon,

Resolved, That the petitioner be permitted to locate the land warrant issued in his own name, for his services in the late Army, upon the land which he now occupies : Provided, he do not cover any land-holders, under any grant or survey of the United States heretofore made.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Hillhouse, Mr. Findley, and Mr. Greenup, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Murray, from the committee appointed to take into consideration that part of the President's speech which relates to the transmission of newspapers, and report whether any, and what, alterations may be necessary in the act passed last session, for the regulation of the post office, made a report; which was read, 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 bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act in acldition to the act, entitled 'An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States;'” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Steele reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the adjustment of a claim of Joseph Henderson against the United States." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Heister, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled "An act 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;" the other entitled "An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

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 for enrolling and licensing ships or ves. sels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same;"! the other entitled " An act providing compensation to the President and Vice President of the United States." The said Secretary also delivered in a written message from the President, as followeth:

UNITED STATES, February 18th, 1793. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives :

I now lay before you a report and plat of the territory of the United States, on the Potomac, as given in by the Commissioners of that territory, together with a letter from the Secretary of State, which accompanied them. These papers, being original, are to be again deposited with the records of the Department of State, after having answered the purpose of your inforination.

GEO. WASHINGTON. The papers referred to in the said written message were ordered to 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.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. A memorial of sundry merchants and traders of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, was presented to the House and read, stating the disadvantages which attend the operation of the existing revenue laws of the United States, and praying that the same may be revised and amended. Also,

A petition of Caleb Newbold, John Black, and Sarah Newbold, executors of the the last will and testament of Caleb Newbold, deceased, praying compensation for provisions furnished for the use of the Militia and Navy of Pennsylvania, in Continental service, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Thomas Coit, Collector of the Revenue for the Second Division, in the State of Connecticut, praying to be exonorated from the payment of a certain sum of money which he collected on account of the duties accruing on a quantity of distilled spirits, and deposited in his storehouse at Norwich, in the said State, as a place of safety, and which, together with a part of the money so deposited, was consumed by fire on the night of the fifteenth ultimo.

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

A memorial of sundry paper makers in the States of Pennsylvania and Delaware was presented to the House and read, praying that so much of the existing revenue laws of the United States, as imposes a duty on imported rags used in the manufacture of paper, may be repealed; and, also, that the present duty on foreign paper imported into the United States, may remain.

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

A memorial and petition of Samuel Safford, Gideon Brownson, and Thomas Tolman, late officers of Colonel Seth Warner's Regiment, of the American Army, and Agents for the settlement of the accounts thereof, was presented to the House and read, pray. ing a final settlement of the pay and arrearages of clothing due to the officers and soldiers of the said regiment, of which they are deprived by the operation of the acts of limitation.

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

Mr. Dayton, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Blake, Joseph Bindon, John D. Mercier, and Benjamin Thompson, Canadian refugees, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House on Saturday next.

Mr. Heister, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation two enrolled bills: one entitled “An act 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;" the other entitled “An act to promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, accompany. ing his report on the petition of John Rogers; which were read, and ordered to lie en the table.

On a motion made and seconded that the House do come to the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Commissioners for purchasing the public debt be directed to lay before this House a statement of all their proceedings, not heretofore furnished.”

A motion was made, and the question being put, to amend the said original motion, by inserting, after the word “ House," the words, “ their resolves as Commissioners, ap proved by the President of the United States, together with."

Yeas ..... ... 30, It passed in the negative,

Nays

31.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Nicholas Gilman,
John Baptist Ashe,

Benjamin Goodhue,
Robert Barnwell,

James Gordon,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Griffin,
Elias Boudinot,

Thomas Hartley,
Shearjashub Bourne,

James Hillhouse,
Benjamin Bourne,

Daniel Huger,
Jonathan Dayton,

Aaron Kitchell,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Wilkes Kittern:

John Laurance,

Peter Silvester,
Amasa Learned,

John Steele,
George Leonard,

Jonathan Sturges,
Samuel Livermore,

George Thatcher,
Nathaniel Niles,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Theodore Sedgwick,

Artemas Ward.
Those who voted in the negative, are;
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Clarke,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Elbridge Gerry,

Alexander D. Orr,
William B. Giles,

John Page,
Christopher Greenup,

Josiah Parker,
Andrew Gregg,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William Barry Grove,

Jeremiah Smith,
Daniel Heister,

Israel Smith,
William Hindman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tredwell,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Nathaniel Macon,

Abraham Venable,
James Madison,

Alexander White, and
John Francis Mercer,

Francis Willis. John Milledge, Another motion was then made, and the question being put, to amend the said original motion, by striking out the words not heretofore furnished,and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words, " under the acts for the reduction of the public debt, since the date of the purchases mentioned in their last report:”. It passed in the negative, {Nays:

. 18,

43.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Laurance,
Robert Barnwell,

Amasa Learned,
Egbert Benson,

George Leonard,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Bourne,

Jonathan Sturges,
Jonathan Dayton,

George Thatcher,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Benjamin Goodhue,

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

James Madison,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Clarke,

John Milledge,
William Findley,

Andrew Moore,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Vans Murray,
William B. Giles,

Nathaniel Niles,
James Gordon,

Alexander D. Orr,
Christopher Greenup,

John Page,
Andrew Gregg,

Josiah Parker,
Samuel Griffin,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William Barry Grove,

Peter Silvester,
Thomas Hartley,

Jeremiah Smith,
Daniel Heister,

Israel Smith,
James Hillhouse,

John Steele,
William Hindman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tredwell,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Aaron Kitchell,

Abraham Venable,
John Wilkes Kittera,

Alexander White, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Francis Willis
Nathaniel Macon,

And then the main question being put, that the House do agree to the said original motion,

39, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Ş Yeas
Nays

22.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Milledge,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Clarke,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberge
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Elbridge Gerry,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
James Gordon,

John Page,
Christopher Greenup,

Josiah Parker,
Andrew Gregg,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Samuel Griffin,

Peter Silvester,
William Barry Grove,

Jeremiah Smith,
Thomas Hartley,

Israel Smith,
Daniel Heister,

John Steele,
William Hindman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Philip Key,

Thomas Tredwell,
John Wilkes Kittera,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Richard Bland Lee,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White, and
James Madison,

Francis Willis.
John Francis Mercer,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Daniel Huger,
Robert Barnwell,

Aaron Kitchell,
Egbert Benson,

John Laurance,
Elias Boudinot,

Amasa Learned,
Shearjashub Bourne,

George Leonard,
Benjamin Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Jonathan Dayton,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jonathan Sturges,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward. Mr. Sedgwick, from the Managers appointed on the part of this House to attend the conference with the Senate on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses, to the bill, entitled "An act to regulate the claims to invalid pensions,” made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by dr. Lear, his Secretary, as followeth:

UNITED STATES, February 19th, 1793. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

It has been agreed, on the part of the United States, that a treaty or conference shall be held at the ensuing season with the hostile Indians, Northwest of the Ohio, in order to remove, if possible, all causes of difference, and to establish a solid peace with them.

As the estimates heretofore presented to the House for the current year, did not com template this object, it will be proper that an express provision be made by law, as vel for the general expenses of the treaty, as to establish the compensation to be allowed the Commissioners, who shall be appointed for the purpose.

I shall therefore direct the Secretary of War to lay before you an estimate of the es penses which may probably attend this measure.

G. WASHINGTON. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying the estimate referred to in the foregoing message; which, together with the said mes sage, was read, and ordered to be committed to Mr. Boudinot, Mr. White, and X Wadsworth, with instruction to report thereon by way of bill or bills.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from some, and insist on others of their amendments, disagreed to by this House to the bill, entitled " An act to regulate the claims to invalid pensions;" the Senate have also passed the bill, entitled "An act to authorize the Comptroller of the Treasury to settle the account of Thomas Wishart, late a Lieutenant in the Army of the United States," with an amendment; to which they do sire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment, and, the same being read, was agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied with sundry statements and reports, containing a farther answer to the resolutions of this House, of the twenty-third of January last; which were ordered to lie on the table.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his concluding communications, explanations, and statements, in answer to the resolutions of this House of the twenty-third of January last; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three,” with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” together with the amendments agreed to on Monday last, was read the third time;

And, on the question that the same do pass,
It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the petitions of the French inhabitants of Galliopolis, in the territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio: Whereupon,

Resolved, That there be granted to the said petitioners thirty thousand acres of land, to be divided among them in quantities proportioned to their late purchases of the Scioto Company; and that the farther quantity of twenty thousand acres be divided equally among such of the said petitioners as are actual settlers of the said territory.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Findley, Mr. White, and Mr. Barnwell, do prepare and bring in the same.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress, and that Mr. Muhlenberg, Mr. William Smith, and Mr. Sedgwick, be the said committee.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee on the petition of James Warrington, attorney in fact of Joseph Blachford, surviving partner of Harris & Blachford: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Accounting Officers of the Treasury cause the sum of nine thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars and ninety cents, charged to John Banks on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, to be credited to the said John Banks, and that the sum so credited be charged to the account of such other person as in their opinion shall be justly chargeable therewith.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Giles, Mr. Livermore, and Mr. Fitzsimons, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Heister, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled “An act to authorize the adjustment of a claim of Joseph Henderson against the United States;” the other entitled “ An act to authorize the Comptroller of the Treasury to settle the account of Thomas Wishart, late a Lieutenant in the Army of the United States;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled buls.

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