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Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act to authorize the President of the United States, during the recess of the present Congress, to cause to be purchased or built a number of vessels, to be equipped as galleys in the service of the United States.” The Senate have also passed a bill

, entitled " An act for extending the benefit of a drawback and terms of credit in certain cases, and for other purposes ;” to which bills they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bills were severally read the first time :

On motion, The said bills were severally read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill laying duties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons; 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.

The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

MONDAY, MAY 26. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to continue in force the act for the se lief of persons imprisoned for debt,” was read the third time :

And on the question that the said bill do pass,
It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act further extending the time for re: ceiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States,” was read the third time :

And on the question that the said bill do pass,
It was resolved in the affirrnative.
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 report of the committee to whom was referred the message from the President of the United States of the eighteenth March last, relative to an advance of money requested by the Minister of the French Republic; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker 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.

On motion, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury lay before this House such information, respecting any loans, negotiated in Europe for the United States, as he may be possessed of, and which has not already been laid before the Legislature, and the purposes to which they stand appropriated.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered 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 be engrossed, and read the third time,

44, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Yeas...
Nays.....

35.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Joshua Coit,
James Armstrong,

William J. Dawson,
John Beatty,

Jonathan Dayton,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Henry Dearborn,
Abraham Clark,

George Dent,
David Cobb,

Thomas Fitzsimons,
Peleg Coffin,

Dwight Foster,

Ezekiel Gilbert,

William Vans Murray,
James Gillespie,

Andrew Pickens,
Henry Glen,

Thomas Scott,
Benjamin Goodhue.

Theodore Sedgwick,
James Gordon,

Jeremiah Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Zephaniah Swift,
William B. Grove,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Uriah Tracey,
James Hilhouse,

Jonathan Trumbull,
William Hindman,

John E. Van Allen,
John Hunter,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
John Wilkes Kittera,

Peleg Wadsworth,
Henry Lattimer,

Artemas Ward,
Amasa Learned,

John Watts, and
William Montgomery,

Richard Winn,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Theodorus Bailey,

Andrew Moore,
Abraham Baldwin,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Blount,

Joseph Neville,
Thomas P. Carnes,

Anthony New,
Gabriel Christie,

John Nicholas,
Thomas Claiborne,

Nathaniel Niles
Isaac Coles,

Josiah Parker,
William Findley,

Robert Rutherford,
William B. Giles,

John Smilie,
Alexander Gillon,

Israel Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sprigg
Andrew Gregg,

Thomas Tredwell,
Daniel Heister,

Philip Van Cortlandt,
William Lyman,

Abraham Venable,
Nathaniel Macon,

Francis Walker,
Francis Malbone,

Benjaman Williams, and
Joseph M'Dowell,

Joseph Winston.
Alexander Mebane,
Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee cid, on Saturday last, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation an enrolled bill, entitled “ An act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress."

Ordered, That Eleanor Healey, who presented a petition to this House, on the six. teenth of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, have leave to withs draw the same.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act authorizing a settle. ment of certain expenses of the Commissioners of Loans:” The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “ An act allowing an additional compensation to the principal Clerks in the Department of State, and in the Treasury and War Departments, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four;" to which bills they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bills were severally read the first time.

On motion, The said bills were severally 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 amend the act, entitled “ An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker restimed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the comittee had, according to oreler, had the said bill under consideration, 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 engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

A message, in writting, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary, as followeth:

UNITED STATES, 26th May, 1794. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives :

The Commissioners of his Catholic Majesty, having communicated to the Secretary of State the form of a certificate, without which the vessels of the United States cannot be admitted into the ports of Spain, I think it proper to lay it before Congress.

G. WASHINGTON. The said message and certificate were read, and ordered to lie on the table. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill providing for the payment of the second instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from farther proceeding in the said bill, and that it be recommitted to Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Giles, and Mr. Montgomery.

Mr. Tracey, from the committee to whom were referred two reports from the Secre. tary of War, accompanying statements of the cases of claimants to be placed on the pension list of the United States, who have obtained certificates from the judges of the circuit courts, signed as commissioners, made a report; which was read, and ordered to de committed to a committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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

TUESDAY, MAY 27. An engrossed bill to amend the act, entitled “ An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota,” was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to amend the act entitled. An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on continental establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little Miama and Sciota."

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

An engrossed bill laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

And on the question that the said bill do pass, It passed in the negative, {Nays

32,

50.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
James Armstrong,

Thomas Hartley,
John Beatty,

James Hillhouse,
Lambert Cadwalader,

William Hindman,
Abraham Clark,

John Wilkes Kittera,
David Cobb,

Henry Lattimer,
Peleg Coffin,

William Montgomery,
Joshua Coit,

William Vans Murray,
William J. Dawson,

Andrew Pickens,
George Dent,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Zephaniah Swift,
Daight Foster,

George Thatcher,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

John E. Van Allen,
James Gillespie,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
Alexander Gillon,

Peleg Wadsworth,
Benjamin Goochuc,

Artemas Ward, and
William B. Grove,

Richard Winn,

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

Peter Muhlenberg,
Theodorus Bailey,

Joseph Neville,
Abraham Baldwin,

Anthony New,
Thomas Blount,

John Nicholas,
Elias Boudinot,

Nathaniel Niles,
Benjamin Bourne,

Alexander 1. Orr,
Thomas P. Carnes,

Josiah Parker,
Gabriel Christie,

Francis Preston,
Thoinas Claiborne,

Robert Rutherford,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Scott,
Henry Dearborn,

John Smilic,
William Findley,

Jeremiah Smith,
William B. Giles,

Israel Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith,
Henry Glen,

Thomas Sprigg,
George Hancock, ,

Uriah Tracey,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tredwell,
Amasa Learned,

Jonathan Trumbull,
William Lyman,

Philip Van Cortlandt,
Nathaniel Macon,

Abraham Venable,
James Madison,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Francis Malbone,

Francis Walker,
Joseph M'Dowell,

John Watts,
Alexander Mebane,

Benjamin Williams, and
Andrew Moore,

Joseph Winston.
And so the said bill was rejected.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury, pursuant to the resolution of yesterday; which were read, and ordered to be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom was referred the message from the President of the United States, of the eighteenth of March last, relative to an advance of money requested by the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee to whom was recommitted the bill providing for the payment of the second instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States, made a report; which was read, and, together with the said bill, ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, to-morrow.

Mr. Boudinot, from the committee to whom was referred the letter from the Attorney General, of the twenty-first instant, accompanying a table of costs and fees for the Courts of the United States, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill laying duties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent 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.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28. The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported yesterday, by the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill laying duties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons, and, the same being read, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

The said bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled “ An act to continue in force the act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" the other entitled “An act further extending the time for receiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States;" 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: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Arthur St. Clair." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Murray, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the registration and protection of American Seamen; 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.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill laying duties on licences for selling wines, and distilled spirituous liquors, by retail, 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 for the more effectual protection of the Southwestern frontier settlers; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bíll under consideration, and made an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and on the question put thereupon, disagreed to by the House. Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making provision for the payment of the interest on the balances due to certain States upon a final settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States.” And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill providing for the payment of the second instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker 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.

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

Mr. New, 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 three enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled “ An act to continue in force the act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;” another entitled " An act further extend. ing the time for receiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States;" and another entitled “ An act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress.”

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom was referred the message from the President of the United States, of the eighteenth of March last, relative to an advance of money requested by the Minister of the French Republic; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth:

Resolved, that the President of the United States be authorized and requested to apply the proceeds of the loan of three million of Aorins, lately obtained in Holland, towards the discharge of the debt remaining due to France ; or to the protection and defence of the United States, if, in his opinion, the same should be found necessary for that purpose, any appropriation to the contrary notwithstanding.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought ia pursuant to the said resolution, and that
Mr. Madison, Mr. Beatty, and Mr. Heister, do prepare and bring in the same.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow,
And then the House adjourned antil tomorrow morning ten o'clock.

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