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graph and amendment, in order to consider the following proposition :
“That the general be informed it is the wish of « Congress that the exchange of prisoners, upon prin"ciples of equality, should proceed at all events; but " that they also hope it may be practicable, in the s course of the business, to obtain an assurance, that “the accounts for the subsistence of the convention “ troops shall be liquidated and paid, by retaining a “ number of them, not less than five hundred, to se6 cure this measure, or otherwise ; that, however, Con. “gress submit the whole to his wisdom and pru. “dence.”
On the question to postpone, for the purpose above-
Mr. Partridge, No.)
Mr. Huntington, No.
Mr. Livingston, No.)
Pennsylvania, Mr. Searle, No.)
Mr. Muhlenberg, No.
Mr. Shippen, No.)
Mr. Forbes, No.} No.
So it passed in the negative..
- Ay.} Massachusetts Bay,Mr. Lovell, No.)
Mr. Holten, No. No.
• Mr. Partridge, No. Rhode Island, Mr. Ellery, Ay: >Ar. Connecticut, Mr. Huntington, No.)
Mr. Sherman, No. No.
Mr. Ellsworth, No.) New York, Mr. Livingston, Ay.)
Mr. Floyd, No. No.
Virginia,' Mr. Griffin, No. XX
Mr. Burke, No. No.
So it passed in the negative.
The main question being amended to read—“That “ general Washington be authorized to proceed to ne"gotiate an exchange of prisoners with all convenient “ despatch, on such terms, in all respects, as he may “ judge expedient". .
On the question to agree to this, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. FellNew Hampshire, Mr. Peabody, No.2 N
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
" That the resolution of Congress, of the 11th of “ January, instant, respecting the penalty for non-pay"ment of the money due from the convention troops be “repealed:
“And that ihe board of treasury suspend the requi. “sition for the payment of the said money, until the 6 proposed negotiation for exchange of prisoners is “ finished” .
A division was called for; and on the question, Resolved, That Congress agree to the first clause. On the question to agree to the second clause, viz. " And that the board of treasury suspend,” &c. the yeas and nays being required by Mr. FellNew Hampshire, Mr. Peabody, No.In
. Mr. Folsom, Massachusetts Bay,Mr. Lovell,
Ay. } AY.
Maryland, Mr. Plater,
Mr. Forbes, Ay.S Virginia, Mr. Griffin, Ay.xx North Carolina, Mr. Penn,
Mr. Burke, - Ay, Ay.
Mr. Jones, Ay.) South Carolina, Mr. Matthews, Ay. >Av.
So it was resolved in the affirmative. . .
On the question to agree to the whole as amended, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Peabody