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

The House proceeded to re-consider the amendments depending between the two Houses to the hill, entitled “An act to regulate the claims to invalid pensions,” together with the report of the Committee of Conference on the subject-matter of the said amendments: Whereupon, Resolved, That this House doth adhere to its disagreement to the amendment insisted on by the Senate to the fourth section of the said bill.

Résolved, that this House doth recede from its disagreement to the amendment insisted on by the Senate to the fifth section of the said bill.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
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, FEBRUARY 21. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying his report on the petitions of Rawleigh P. Downman and Oliver Towles; and the same being read,

Ordered, That so much of the said report as relates to the petition of Rawleigh P. Downman be referred to Mr. Parker, Mr. Sumpter, and Mr. Ward; that they do exmine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Ordered, That so much of the said report as relates to the petition of Oliver Towles, do lie on the table.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making an appropriation to defray the expense of a treaty with the Indians Northwest of the river Ohio; 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 a committee be appointed to bring in a bill for the following purposes: to regulate the mode of taking bail in certain cases; to regulate the recovery of costs against informers, or relators, in certain cases; to point out the mode in which suits for penalties under the revenue laws of the United States shall commence; to extend executions on transcripts of judgments from one district to another, and to regulate the costs and fees in cases of the commitment of witnesses ; and that Mr. Murray, Mr. Boudinot, and Mr. Jeremiah Smith, be the said committee.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, communi. cating certain reasons for delaying his report on the nature and extent of the privileges and restrictions of the commercial intercourse of the United States with foreign nations, as directed by the order of this House of the twenty-third of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and suggesting that he is now ready to report on that subject, if the House shall be pleased to direct him so to do.

Ordered, That the said letter be referred to Mr. Giles, Mr. Laurance, Mr. William Smith, Mr. Baldwin, and Mr. Benjanin Bourne; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

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 promote the progress of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose;" and the other, entitled “Aa 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."

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

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 addition to, and alteration of, an act, entitled 'An act to extend the time limited for settling the accounts of the United States with the individual States;” 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 no amendment thereto.

A motion was then made and seconded to amend the said bill, at the Clerk's table, by striking out the first section, in the words following, to wit: “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assem:

bled, That the second section of the said act, which extended the powers of the Board of Commissioners to the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the State of Vermont be, and hereby is, repealed.”

And, on the question thereupon,
It passed in the negative, {Nays

17,

39.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those voted in the affirmative, are,
Robert Barnwell,

John Wilkes Kittera,
Elias Boudinot,

Richard Bland Lee,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

William Smith,
Abraham Clarke,

Jonathan Sturges,
Jonathan Dayton,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Elbridge Gerry,

Abraham Venable, and
Nicholas Gilman,

Francis Willis.
Daniel Huger,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

James Madison,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Francis Mercer,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Milledge,
Egbert Benson,

Andrew Moore,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Vans Muray",
William B. Giles,

Nathaniel Niles,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Alexander D. Orr,
James Gordon,

John Page,
Christopher Greenup,

Josiah Parker,
Andrew Gregg,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William Barry Grove,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Hartley,

Israel 3mith,
Daniel Heister,

John Steele,
James Hillhouse,

George Thatcher,
William Hindman,

Thomas Tredwell,
Aaron Kitchell,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Laurance,

Artemas Ward,
Amasa Learned,

Alexander White, and
George Leonard,

Hugh Williamson.
Nathaniel Macon,
Ordered, That the said bill be read the third time tomorrow.

Mr. Giles, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill directing the officers of the Treasury to pass to the credit of John Banks the sum of nine thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars and ninety cents; 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 bill to repeal the several impost laws of the United States, so far as they may be deemed to impose a duty on useful beasts, imported for breed, and for remitting the duties heretofore accrued on such importations, in the cases where they have only been secured to be paid; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Murray reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

And then, 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-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompany. ing his reports on the several petitions of Peter Cowenhoven, Joanna Gardner, Josiah Harris, Elizabeth M'Clary, Alpheus Moore, Sarah Parker, Margaret Ricker, and Aaron Stratton; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Kittera have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the Session.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22. A memorial of Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio, was presented to the House and read, stating that, in the execution of certain duties, and the performance of sundry services, prescribed by the late Congress, the memorialist made disbursements, and contracted debts, which con'siderably exceeded the funds placed in his hands; and praying that the officers of the Treasury may be empowered to adjust his accounts, and pay whatever balance may be found due to him.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Thatcher, and Mr. Hindman; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A memorial of John Ross, of the City of Philadelphia, merchant, was presented to the House and read, praying that a claim for a balance due to the memorialist by the United States, for sundry purchases of merchandise in Europe, on commission, and for which he rendered an account to the late Congress, in the month of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, may be considered and decided on.

Ordered, That the said memorial bé referred to Mr. Gerry, Mr. Huger, and Mr. Tucker; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

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 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."

A memorial of Hugh Hughes, of the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claiın for services as Commissary of military stores, and Assistant Quartermaster's General in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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

A memorial of the Society “for promoting the abolition of slavery, for the relief of persons unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race," in the States of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying the attention of Congress to the subject of their memorial, presented the eighth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, relative to the slave trade. Also,

A petition of Elizabeth Fish, late relict and widow of Lieutenant Colonel George Derrance, of the county of Luzerne, in the State of Pensylvania, deceased, praying re. lief in consideration of the loss of her late husband, who was killed in an engagement with a detachment of British troops and Indians, whilst in the militia service; as also, that she may be reimbursed for the loss of property belonging to the deceased, which was plundered or destroyed by the said detachment, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight.

Also, a petition of Mary Johnston, administratrix of Michael Roadman and Jane, his wife, deceased, praying that she may receive the pay due to the deceased, for their services in the Military Hospital in Philadelphia, during the late war, the right to which has been legally transferred to the petitioner's husband. Also,

A petition of Anna Martin, of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, praying the renewal of a certain continental loan office certificate, which was lost or destroyed some time in the month of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one. Also,

A petition of Patrick Jack, of Franklin county, in the State of Pennsylvania, prar. ing that the title to a tract of land of fifteen miles square, on the South side of the Tennessee river, granted to the petitioner, by the late province of North Carolina, the seventh of May, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-two, and which has since been ceded to the Cherokee Indians, by the United States, at a late treaty, may be restored to him, and himself and his friends permitted to settle thereon, with the consent of the said Indians. Also,

A petition of sundry inhabitants of Nine Mile and Baker's creek, on the frontiers of the Territory of the United States, South of the river Ohio, to the like effect. Also,

A memorial of John Parker, of the city of Philadelphia, printer, praying that such alterations may be made in the act establishing the Post Office, as to place the transmission of monthly publications on the same footing with newspapers, published within the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions do lie on the table.

A memorial of Eli Elmer, late a Captain Lieutenant of Artillery, in the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for depreciation of pay, supplies of clothing, and other stores, due to him for military services rendered during the late war.

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

Mr. Muhlenberg, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to 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 authorize the adjustment of a claim of Joseph Henderson against the United States; the other entitled “An act to author. ize the Comptroller of the Treasury to settle the account of Thomas Wishart, late a Lieutenant in the Army of the United States."

Mr. Murray, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill concerning bail

, process, and costs, in the Courts of 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. Goodhue, from the committee to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties, imposed by law, on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels," reported an amendment thereto; which was read, and, together with the said bill, ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow,

Mr. Parker, from the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of War on the petition of Rawleigh P. Downman, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A motion was then made and seconded that the House do now adjourn for half an hour,

On which motion, the yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present:

.42, It was resolved in the affirmative, Sveas

Nays

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

John Laurance,
Robert Barnwell,

Amasa Learned,
Elinas Boudinot,

Richard Bland Lee,
Shearjashub Bourne,

George Leonard,
Benjamin Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Jonathan Dayton,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

William Vans Muray,
Elbridge Gerry,

Alexander D. Orr,
William B. Giles,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Nicholas Gilman,

Peter Silvester,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Smith,
Christopher Greenup,

William Smith,
Andrew Gregg,

John Steele,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
William Barry Grove,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

Abraham Venable,
Daniel Heister,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
James Hillhouse,

Alexander White,
William Hindman,

Hugh Williamson, and
Daniel Huger,

Francis Willis.
Philip Key,

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

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Nathaniel Niles,
Abraham Clark,

John Page,
William Findlay,

Josiah Parker,
James Gordon,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Aaron Kitchell,

Israel Smith,
Nathaniel Macon,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Madison,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
John Francis Mercer,

Artemas Ward.

One oclock, P. M. 220 February. The House met according to adjournment.

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to authorize a grant of land to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis; 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 Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying a farther statement in answer to the late resolutions of this House; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three:" Whereupon,

The first, second, third, and fourth amendments to the first section being read, were, on the question severally put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The fifth amendment to the same section being also read, in the words following, to wit:

Lines one hundred and thirty-seven, to one hundred and fifty-one, strike out, from the word “ For to the word “ dollars," inclusive, and insert,

“For defraying the expenses of the Department of War, including the pay, subsist: ence, forage, and clothing, of the troops authorized by law, the equipments and horses for cavalry, the Hospital and Quartermaster's Departments, the defensive protection of the frontiers, and the payment of bounties, nine hundred and sixty-three thousand nine hundred and seventy-one dollars and seventy-five cents.”

“For every contingent expense in the War Department, including maps, hiring espresses, allowance to officers, for extra expenses, printing, loss of stores, advertising and apprehending deserters, thirty thousand dollars." The question was taken that the House do agree to the said amendment,

30, And 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,

Amasa Learned,
Egbert Benson,

George Leonarí,
Elias Boudinot,

Samuel Livermore,
Shearjashub Bourne,

John Milledge
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Jonathan Dayton,

Josiah Parker,
Elbridge Gerry,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Nicholas Gilman,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jeremiah Smith,
James Gordon,

Israel Smith,
Christopher Greenup,

William Smith,
Andrew Gregg,

George Thatcher,
James Hillhouse,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Daniel Huger,

Artemas Ward, and
John Laurance,

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

Robert Barnwell,
Abraham Baldwin,

Abraham Clark,

ŞYeas

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