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On motion, Ordered, That the said bill be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House immediately.

The Ilouse accordingly resolved itself into the said committee.
Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, bad the said bill under consideration, and gone through the same, and made an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States;" also, on the bill for establishing a land office in and for the Western territory; and on the bill to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal, of the United States; for the due publication of the acts of Congress ; for the authentication of the copies of records ; for making out and recording commissions, and prescribing their form; and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions ; and for copies of records and papers; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13. An engrossed bill providing for the expenses which may attend negotiations or treaties with the Indian tribes, and the appointment of commissioners for managing the same, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act providing for the expenses which may attend negotiations or treaties with the Indian tribes, and the appointment of commissioners for managing the same.”

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report from th« committee of eleven, to whom it was referred to take the subject of amendments to the constitution of the United States, generally, into their consideration, and to report thereupon.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report 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 report.

The several orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" also, on the bill for establishing a land office in and for the Western territory ; also, on the bill to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal, of the United States; for the due publication of the acts of Congress ; for the authentication of the copies of records; for making out and recording commissions, and prescribing their form ; and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions; and for copies of records and papers; and on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14. Another member, to wit: Abiel Foster, from New Hampshire, appeared and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been firstadministered to bim by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report from the committee of eleven, to whom it was referred to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, generally, into their consideration, and to report thereupon,

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Trumbull reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and made a further progress therein.

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

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States ;” also, on the bill for establishing a Land Office in and for the Western Territory; also, on the bill to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal of the United States ; for the due publication of the acts of Congress ; for the authentication of the copies of records ; for making out and recording commissions, and prescribing their form; and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions; and for copies of records and papers, and on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries; were read, and postponed until to-morrow."

And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report from the committee of eleven, to whom it was referred to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, generally, into their consideration, and to report thereupon.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boucinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

The several orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States ;" also, on the bill for establishing a Land Office in and for the Western Territory ; also, on the bill to provide for the safe-keeping of the acts, records, and seal, of the United States'; for the due publication of the acts of Congress; for the authentication of the copies of records ; for making out and recording commis. sions, and prescribing their form, and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions ; and for copies of records and papers; and on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries ; were read, and postponed until Monday next.

And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17.

On motion, The order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole, House on the bill to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries, was postponed until the next session of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report from the committee of eleven, to whom it was referred to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, generally, into their consideration, and to report thereupon.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report 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 report.

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" also, on the bill for establishing a Land Office in and for the Western Territory ; and on the bill to provide for the safe-keeping of the acts, records, and seal, of the United States; for the due publication of the acts of Congress; for the authentication of the copies of records ; for making out and recording commis. sions, and prescribing their form ; and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions; and for copies of records and papers; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until tomorrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee to whom was referred a letter from the Postmaster General, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On a motion made that the House do agree to the following order, to wit:

“That such of the amendments to the Constitution, proposed by the several States, as are not in substance comprised in the report of the Select Committee appointed to consider amendments, be referred to a Committee of the Whole House ; and that all the amendments which shall be agreed to by the Committee last mentioned, be included in one report :"

The previous question was demanded by five members, Shall the main question to agree to the said order be now put ? And on the question, Shall the main question be now put ?

SAyes.....

.......16, It passed in the negative, Noes

Noes............34.
And so the motion was lost.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Edanus Burke,

John Page,
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
William Floyd,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elbridge Gerry,

Roger Sherman,
Samuel Griffin,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sumpter, and
Samuel Livermore,

Thomas Tudor Tucker.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

Andrew Moore,
Egbert Benson,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Elias Boudinot,

George Partridge,
John Brown,

James Schureman,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Thomas Scott,
Daniel Carroll,

Theodore Sedgwick,
George Clymer,

Joshua Seney,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
Abiel Foster, .

Thomas Sinnickson,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, (of Maryland,)
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, (of South Carolina,)
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Benjamin Huntington,

John Vining,
John Lawrance,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Henry Wynkoop. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report from the committee of eleven, to whom it was referred to take the subject of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, generally, into their consideration, and to report thereupon.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and gone through the same,

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and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same 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 providing for the expenses which may attend negotiations or treaties with the Indian tribes, and the appointment of Commissioners for managing the same," with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. "A motion was made, and seconded, that the following propositions of amendment to the Constitution of the United States be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House, to wit :

Article 1, section 2, clause 2. At the end, add these words : “nor shall any person be capable of serving as a Representative more than six years, in any term of eight years."

Clause 3. At the end add these words:" from and after the commencement of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, the election of Senators for each State shall be annual ; and no person shall be capable of serving as a Senator, more than five years in any term of six years." · Section 4, clause 1. Strike out the words, “ But the Congress may, at any time, by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing Senators."

Section 5, clause 1. Amend the first part to read thus : “Each State shall be the judge (according to its own laws) of the elections of its Senators and Representatives to sit in Congress, and shall furnish them with sufficient credentials ; but each House shall judge of the qualifications of its own members. A majority of said Houses shall constitute,” &c.

Clause 2. Strike out these words : “and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member;" and insert the word "and" after the word “proceedings.”

Section 6, clause 2. Amend to read thus : “No person having been elected, and haring taken his seat as a Senator or Representative, shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States ; and no person," &c.

Article 1, section 8, clause 1. At the end add these words : “No direct tax shall be laid, unless any State shall have neglected to furnish, in due time, its proportion of a previous requisition, in which case Congress may proceed to levy, by direct taxation, within any State so neglecting, its proportion of such requisition, together with interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, from the time it ought to have been furnished, and the charges of levying the same.”

Clause 9. Strike out the words, “tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court," and insert the words “Courts of Admiralty.”

Clause 17. At the end, add these words : “Provided that the Congress shall not have authority to make any law to prevent the laws of the States respectively in which such district or places may be, from extending to such district or places in all civil and crimi. nal matters, in which any person without the limits of such district or places, shall be a party aggrieved.”

Section 9, clause 7. Strike out the words, “ without the consent of the Congress," and amend to read thus : “shall accept of any present or emolument, or hold any office or title of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State : Provided, That this clause shall not be construed to affect the rights of those persons, (during their own lives) who are now citizens of the United States, and hold foreign titles.”

Section 10, clause 2. Amend the first sentence to read thus : “No State shall Jay any duties on imports or exports, or any duty of tonnage, except such as shall be uniform in their operation on all foreign nations, and consistent with the existing treaties; and also uniform in their operation on the citizens of all the several states in the Union.”

Article 2, section 1, clause 5. At the end, add these words : “Nor shall any person be capable of holding the office of President of the United States more than eight years in any term of twelve years.”

Section 2, clause 1. Strike out the words, “be commander in chief,” and insert, ** have power to direct (agreeable to law) the operations."

Clause 3. At the end, add these words: “He shall also have power to suspend from his office, for a time not exceeding twelve months, any officer whom he shall have reason to think unfit to be entrusted with the duties thereof; and Congress may by law provide for the absolute removal of officers found to be unfit for the trust reposed in their

Article 3, section 1. From each sentence strike out the words, "inferior courts," and insert the words, "courts of admiralty."

Section 2, clause 1. Strike out the words, “between a State and citizens of another State," &c. to the end ; and amend to read thus : “between a State and foreign States, and between citizens of the United States, claiming the same lands under grants of different States."

Article 6, clause 3. Between the word “no," and the word “religious," insert the word “ other.”

And on the question, Shall the said propositions of amendment be referred to the consideration of a Committee of the Whole House?

It passed in the negative.

Mr. Clymer, from the Committee of Elections, reported that “the committee, pursu. ant to the instruction to them contained in the resolution of the twenty-fifth of May, relative to the petition of a number of citizens of the State of New Jersey, complaining of the illegality of the election of the members of this House, as elected within that State, do ascertain the following facts, as arising from the proofs, to wit :

“1st. That the elections for members of this House, held within that State, in consequence of an act of the Legislature thereof, entitled “ An act for carrying into effect on the part of the State of New Jersey, the Constitution of the United States, assented to, ratified, and confirmed by this State, on the eighteenth day of December, one thon. sand seven hundred and eighty-seven," passed the twenty-first of November, one thousand seren hundred and eighty-eight, were closed in the several counties of Bergen, Morris, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Sussex, Salem, Cape-May, Cumberland, Burlington, and Gloucester ; and the lists of the several persons voted for, and the raumber of votes taken for each, were received by the Governor at the respective times appearing from the said lists, and the endorsements thereon, which lists accompany this report

20. That the election in the county of Essex, the remaining county in the State, closed on the twenty-seventh of April, and the list was received by the Governor on the third of May.

3d. That in consequence of a summons from the Governor, (a copy whereof accompanies this report,) dated the twenty-seventh of February, to four of the members of the Council, a Privy Council, consisting of she Governor, and the four members so summoned, did assemble at Elizabethtown, on the third of March, and being so assembled, Mr. Haring, another member of the Council, received a note from the Governor, (a copy whereof accompanies this report,) in consequence whereof Mr. Haring did then also attend the Privy Council as a member thereof.

4th. That the Governor then appointed another meeting of the Privy Council, to be held on the eighteenth of March, at which day the Governor and eleven members of the Council did assemble, and did then determine from the lists of the twelve counties specified in the first fact above stated, the four members now holding seats in this House, the four persons elected members of this House within that State ; against which determination of the Council three of the members then present did protest ; and a protest, (a copy whereof accompanies this report) was, with the consent of the Council, delivered into the Council in form, on the subsequent day.

5th. That there was no determination of the Governor and Privy Council in the premises, until the 18th of March.

6th. That the Governor did, on the 19th of March, issue a proclamation, (a copy whereof accompanies this report.)”

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

The orders of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" also, on the bill for establishing a land office in and for the Western territory; and on the bill to provide for the safe-keeping of the acts, reconds, and seal, of the United States ; for the due publication of the acts of Congress; for the anthentication of the copies of records; for making out and recording commissions, and prescribing their forin ; and for establishing the fees of office to be taken for making such commissions, and for copies of records and papers ; were read, and postponed until to-morrow.

And then the House adjourned until to-moitow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19.

A petition of Patrick Bennet was presented to the House and r., praying ocmpensation for certain arrears of pay due to him as a quartermaster in the late army.

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