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FRIDAY, MARCH 1. An engrossed bill for extending the time for receiving on loan that part of the domes. tic debt of the United States, which may not be subscribed, prior to the first day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "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."

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

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making addition to the compensation of the Auditor of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of the Revenue; 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-day.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amendments proposed by this House to the bill, 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,'" with an amendment to the second amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment to the amendment; and the same being read, was agreed to.

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 providing an annual allowance for the education of Hugh Mercer;" 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.

On motion,
The said bill 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.

Mr. Moore, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined three enrolled bills:

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;” another entitled “ An act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;”” and another entitled "An act making an appropriation to defray the expense of a treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio;" 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 from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the Vice President having ob. tained leave of absence, the Senate have proceeded to the choice of a President pro tempore; and John Langdon has been duly elected. The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.” The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act providing for the payment of the first instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States.” The Senate have also passed the bill for the relief of Elijah Bostwick. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Gerry, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of John Ross, made a report: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said memorial, and the documents to which it relates, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and make report thereupon to the House.

Mr. Moore, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, anci present for his approbation three enrolled bills; one entitled “ An act to alter the times and places of holding the Circuit Courts the Eastern District, and in North Carolina, and for other pur. poses;” another entitled "An act in addition to the act, entitled 'An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;'” and another, entitled "An act making an appropriation to defray the expense of a treaty with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio.”

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, 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.” The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “ An act providing for the compensation of Ebenezer Storer;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Arthur St. Clair, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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 ascertain the fees in admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes;” the other entitled " An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes."

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, stating the necessity of making provision for the expense of a Messenger to the State of Kentucky, to receive, from the District Judge of that State, the votes of the Electors for the President and Vice President of the United States; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported yesterday by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill making certain appropriations therein mentioned; and the same being read, were agreed to.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth resolutions contained in the motion of yesterday, respecting the official conduct of the Secretary of the Treasury, and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said resolutions under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-day, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said resolutions.

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

Seven o'clock, P. M. Friday, March 1. An engrossed bill making certain appropriations therein mentioned 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 making certain appropriations therein mentioned.”

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

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act providing for the compensation of Ebenezer Storer," was 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, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth resolutions contained in the motion of Thursday last, respecting the official conduct of the Secre tary of the Treasury; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said resolutions under consideration, and directed him to report to the House their disagreement to the same.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolutions and report: Whereupon,

A motion was made, and the question being put, that the House do agree with the Committee of the Whole House in their disagreement to the third resolution, in the words following:

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Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury has violated the law, passed the fourth of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, making appropriations of certain moneys authorized to be borrowed by the same law, in the following particulars, to wit:

1. By applying a certain portion of the principal borrowed, to the payment of the interest falling due upon that principal, which was not authorized by that, or any other law.

“2. By drawing part of the same moneys into the United States without the instructions of the President of the United States :"

ŞYeas

40, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

12.
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,

Richard Bland Lee,
Elias Boudinot,

George Leonard,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
Jonathan Dayton,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Nathaniel Niles,
Elbridge Gerry,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jeremiah Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Israel Smith,
James Gordon,

William Smith,
Christopher
Greenup,

John Steele,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
William Barry Grove,

Jonathan

Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
William Hindman,

Artemas Ward,
Philip Key,

Hugh Williamson, and
Aaron Kitchell,

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

James Madison,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Francis Mercer,
William Findley,

Andrew Moore,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
Andrew Gregg,

John Page, and
Nathaniel Macon,

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 fourth resolution,
in the words following:

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury has deviated from the instructions given by the President of the United States in executing the authorities for making loans, under the acts of the fourth and twelfth of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety:"

39, It was resolved in the affirmative, Yeas

Nays.

12.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

James Gordon,
Robert Barnwell,

Christopher Greenup,
Egbert Benson,

Samuel Griffin,
Elias Boudinot,

William Barry Grove,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Thomas Hartley,
Benjamin Bourne,

James Hillhouse,
Jonathan Dayton,

William Hindman,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Philip Key,
Elbridge Gerry,

Aaron Kitchell,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Laurance,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Amasa Learned,

Richard Bland Lee,

William Smith,
George Leonard,

John Steele,
Samuel Livermore,

Samuel Sterrett,
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Jonathan Sturges,
William Vans Murray,

George Thatcher,
Nathaniel Niles,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Theodore Sedgwick,

Artemas Ward, and
Jeremiah Smith,

Hugh Williamson.
Israel Smith,
Those who voted in the negative, arc,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Francis Mercer,
William Findley,

Andrew Moore,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
Andrew Gregg,

John Page, and
Nathaniel Macon,

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 fifth resolution, in the words following :

Resolved, that the Secretary of the Treasury has omitted to discharge an essential duty of his office, in failing to give Congress official information, in due time, of the moneys drawn by him, from Europe into the United States ; which drawing commenced, December one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and continued until January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and of the causes of making such drafts :"

.33, It was resolved in the affirmative, Yeas

2 Nays

..15.
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,

William Vans Murray,
Jonathan Dayton,

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
Philip Key,

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

James Madison,
Abraham Baldwin,,

John Francis Mercer,
William Findley,

Andrew Moore,
William B. Giles,

Nathaniel Niles,
Samuel Griffin,

John Page,
William Barry Grove,

Josiah Parker, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Israel Smith. Nathaniel Macon, 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 sixth resolution, in the words following :

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury has, without the instruction of the President of the United States, drawn more moneys, borrowed in Holland, into the United States, than the President of the United States was authorized to draw, under 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 public 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,

S Yeas....

33,
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,
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:"

It was resolved in the affirmative, {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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