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the act of the twelfth of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, which act appropriated two millions of dollars only, when borrowed, to the purchase of the pub. lic debt; and that he has omitted to discharge an essential duty of his office, in failing to give official information to the Commissioners for purchasing the public debt, of the various sums drawn from time to time, suggested by him to have been intended for the purchase of the public debt:” It was resolved in the affirmative,

motive 5 Yeas ............33,

Ne, Nays..........
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,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Jonathan Dayton,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Samuel Sterrett,
James Gordon,

Jonathan Sturges,
William Barry Grove,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward, and
William Hindman,

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

Nathaniel Macon,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison,
William Findley,

John Francis Mercer, and
William B, Giles,

Josiah Parker. Another motion was then made, and the question being put, that the House do agree with the Committee of the Whole House in their disagreement to the seventh resolution, in the words following :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury did not consult the public interest, in negotiating a loan with the Bank of the United States, and drawing therefrom, four hundred thousand dollars, at five per centum per annum, when a greater sum of public money was deposited in various banks, at the respective periods of making the respective drafts:”

5 Yeas, ............33, It was resolved in the affirmative, 3 na

uve, Nays,............ 8.
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,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Jonathan Dayton,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Samuel Sterrett,
James Gordon,

Jonathan Sturges,
William Barry Grove,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley, .

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward, and
William Hindman,

Hugh Williamson
Aaron Kitchell,

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

Nathaniel Macon,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison,
William Findley,

John Francis Mercer, and
William B. Giles,

Josiah Parker. Another motion was then made, and the question being put, that the House do agree with the Committee of the Whole House in their disagreement to the eighth resolution, in the words following:

" Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury has been guilty of an indecorum to this House, in undertaking to judge of its motives in calling for information, which was demandable of him, from the constitution of his office, and in failing to give all the necessary information within his knowledge, relatively to the subjects of reference made to him, of the nineteenth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and of the twenty-second of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, during the present session:”

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

m ale, Nays..... .......... 7.
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,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourne,

Nathaniel Niles,
Jonathan Dayton,

Josiah Parker,
William Findley,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Samuel Sterrett,
James Gordon,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
William Hindman,

Artemas Ward, and
Aaron Kitchell,

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

Richard Bland Lee,
Abraham Baldwin,

Nathaniel Macon, and
William B. Giles,

James Madison.
William Barry Grove,
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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SATURDAY, MARCH 2. Mr. Heister, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined the following enrolled bills, to wit : one entitled “An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers ;” another entitled “An act providing for the payment of the first instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States ;” another entitled "An act for extending the time for receiving on loan that part of the domestic debt of the United States which may not be subscribed prior to the first day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three ;” and another entitled “An act for the relief of Elijah Bostwick ;' 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.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying his report on the petition of Lewis Garanger, in behalf of himself and his brother, Charles Garanger ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was referred the letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, stating certain inaccuracies in printing the statements communicated by his first and second letters lately presented, on the subject of foreign loans, and expressing a wish that some regulation may be adopted to enable the Head of the Treasury Department to secure the fidelity and correctness of the printed copies of the reports which shall hereafter be made to the House, and shall be committed to the press, by their order, made a report; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

“That the committee have examined into the circumstances stated in the letter, and find

That the standing order of the Clerk of this House to the printer, is, to sent the proof sheets of all reports and statements to the Department from whence they were made, and that this practice has been generally followed.

That it has been discontinued during the present session (so far as respects the Secretary of the Treasury) from an opinion of the printer, that the delay which the examination would occasion, might interfere with the intention of the House, of having the business speedily accomplished.

It did not appear to the committee, that any unnecessary delay had taken place at the office of the Comptroller, by reason of the examination of the proof sheets, nor in the printer, in the execution of his business.

The committee are of opinion, that it is not necessary for them to recommend any new regulation for the future execution of this business; but, in order to rectify the errors which have taken place in the printed reports and statements, the committee recommend the following resolution:

Resolved, That there be printed, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, three hundred copies of the reports and statements made by him during the present session, and that the same be delivered to the Clerk of this 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 an act which originated in this House, entitled “An act making an appropriation to detray the expense of a treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio.

On motion, Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be deemed to con. tinue in office until a successor be appointed.

Resolved, That the doorkeeper and assistant doorkeeper of the House of Representatives shall be deemed to continue in office until successors to those offices, respectively, be appointed.

Resolved, l'hat the Clerk of this House be authorized to pay to Thomas Claxton, out" of the money appropriated to defray the contingent expenses of this llouse, the sum of eighty dollars, for extra services.

Mr. Moore, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled “An act supplementary to the act, entitled . An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on gools, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels;" the other entitled “ An act providing an annual allowance for the education of Hugh Mercer;" and had found the same to be truly enrollcd: Whereupon,

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

The Housc, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making addition to the compensation of the Auditor of the 'Treasury, and the Commissioner of the Revenue; 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 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.

And on the question, that the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time,

5 Yeas ............ 24, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays ............ 17.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Egbert Benson,
Abraham Baldwin,

Shearjashub Bourne,
Robert Bardwell,

Benjamin Bourne,

Jonatban Dayton,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Josiah Parker,
Nicholas Gilman,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith,
Thomas Hartley,

John Steele,
Philip Key,

George Thatcher,
John Laurance,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
Richard Bland Lec,

Francis Willis.
Those who voted in the negative, are, ,
Abraham Clark,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
James Gordon,

Peter Silvester,
Christopher Greenup,

Jeremiah Smith,
William Barry Grove,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Sumpter,
Aaron Kitchell,

Thomas Tredwell, and
Samuel Livermore,

Artemas Ward.
Nathaniel Macon,
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign two acts, which originated in the Senate: one entitled “An act to alter the times and places of holding the circuit courts in the Eastern district and in North Carolina, and for other purposes;" and the other, entitled “An act in addition to the act, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Parker, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Francisco Floridii, made a report: Whereupon,

Resolved, that the petitioner have leave to withdraw his said petition.

Mr. Livermore, 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 fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress," made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have postponed, until the next Congress, the consideration of the bill, entitled “An act 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." The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Simeon Thayer," with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment, and, the same being read, was disagreed to-yeas 17, nays 21.

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

Richard Bland Lee,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

Josiah Parker,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Benjamin Bourne,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Andrew Gregg,

Thomas Tredwell, and
Thomas Hartley,

Francis Willis.
John Laurance,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Elias Boudinot,

Aaron Kitchell,
Abraham Clark,

Nathaniel Macon,
William Findley,

James Madison,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Andrew Moore,
Christopher Greenup,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Barry Grove,

William Vans Murray,
Daniel Heister,

Nathaniel Niles,

Alexander D. Orr,

Jonathan Sturges,
Peter Silvester,

Thomas Sumpter, and
Jeremiah Smith,

Hugh Williamson.
John Steele,
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of Joseph Ball and Isaac Ledyard, which lay on the table: Whereupon, Ordered, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their said petition.

On motion, Resolved, That the sum of one dollar per day, each, be allowed to the witnesses who attended the committee appointed to inquire into the causes of the failure of the cxpedition under General St. Clair, for the time they attended, by order of the committee; · and the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to the clerk employed by them, for his services, to be paid by the Clerk of this House, and charged to the account of contingent expenses.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making certain appropriations therein mentioned.” The Senate have also disagreed to the bill, entitled is an act to refund to Jacob Bell certain duties on pickled fish.” I am also directed to inform this House that the President of the United States will, on Monday next, take the oath of office required by the Constitution, in the Senate Chamber, at twelve o'clock. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Moore, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation the following enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled “An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" another entitled “ An act providing for the payment of the first instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States;” another entitled “An act for extending the time for receiving on loan that part of the domestic debt of the United States which may not be subscribed prior to the first day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three;" and another entitled “ An act for the relief of Eli. jah Bostwick.” * An engrossed bill making addition to the compensation of the Auditor of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of the Revenue, was read the third time,

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act making addi. tion to the compensation of certain public officers.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire the ir concurrence. · 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 providing for the compensation of Ebenezer Storer;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the said bill be postponed until the next session of Congress.

On motion, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury report to Congress, on the first Monday of January next, the number of stills in the respective districts, distinguishing those that are employed in distilling spirits from materials of the growth of the United States; and also, the nett product of revenue arising from the respective Districts and States, particularizing the drawbacks, and distinguishing the foreign from American materials, and the product by the gallon, month, and year. Also, the number of officers, and amount of their salaries.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying his reports on the petitions of Simeon Chester, Thomas Faulkner, and Edward Faulkner, and Joseph Green, and others; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

And then, on a motion made and seconded,
Then House adjourned until seven o'clock post meridian.

Seven o'clock, P. M. Saturday, March 2. The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanying a copy of a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue to him; also, a

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