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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 some progress therein.

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

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committed appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to extend the credit for duties on teas imported in the ship. Argonaut; and to permit the export of goods saved out of the wreck of the snow Freelove; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House, on the bill making certain alterations in the act for establishing the judicial courts of the United States, and altering the time and place of holding certain courts; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Parker reported that the committee bad, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

Resolved, that this Horse will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 2. A petition of Francis Porie and Stephen Carpenter, of the State of North Carolina, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may be allowed the drawback of the duties on a quantity of wine, the property of the petitioners, exported from the port of Plank Bridge, in the said State, and duly landed in the island of St. Croix, some time in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.

Ordered, "That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

An engrossed bill to extend the credit for teas imported in the ship Argonaut, and to permit the export of goods saved out of the wreck of the snow Freelove, 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 to extend the term of credit for teas imported in the ship Argonaut, and to permit the export of goods saved out of the wreck of the snow Freelove."

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 for extending the benefit of a drawback and term of credit in certain cases, and for other purposes,” was read the third time:

And on the question thrat the same do pass, It was resolved in the affirmative. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Francis Joachin Van Aken, styling himself Assistant Judge, addressed to the Congress of the United States, and dated'Orebro, in Sweden, the first of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, stating the particulars of his discovery of an art, described in the Swedish language, for extinguishing fires and preventing conflagrations, whether in war or peace, on board of vessels, or in houses on fire; which was read, and ordered to be sent to the Senate for information.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills; one entitled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to lay, regulate, and revoke embargoes;” and another entitled “ An act to authorize the settlement of the account of Lewis Dubois, for his services in the late Army 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, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary, as followeth:

UNITED STATES, 2d June, 1794. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives :

I send you certain communications, recently received from Georgia, which materially change the prospect of affairs in that quarter, and seem to render a war with the Creek Natio more probable than it has been at any antecedent period. While the attention of Congress will be directed to the consideration of measures suited to the exigency, it cannot escape their observation that this intelligence brings a fresh proof of the insufficiency of the existing provisions of the laws towards the effectual cultivation and preservation of peace with our Indian neighbors.

G. WASHINGTON. The said message was read, and, together with the communications therein referred to, ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That Mr. Locke have leave to be absent from the service of this House, for the remainder of the session.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against 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, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendments: Whereupon,

The amendments to the first, third, and fourth sections of the said bill, being twice read at the Clerk's table, were, on the question severally put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

The amendment to the sixth section of the said bill being also twice read, to wit: Strike out the whole of the said section, in the words following:

And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful to sell, within the United States, any ressel or goods captured from a Prince or State, or from the subjects or citizens of a Prince or State with which the United States are at peace, which vessel or goods shall have been captured by any other foreign Prince or State, or by the subjects or citizens of such Prince or State, unless such vessel and goods shall have been first carried jato a port or place within the Territory of the Prince or State to which the captors belong; but such vessel and goods shall be carried out of the United States by those who shall have brought them in. And the sale of any vessel or goods prohibited as aforesaid, shall be utterly void.”

On the question that the House do agree with the Committee of the Whole House in the said amendment,

48, It was resolved in the affirmative, Yeas

Nays ..

38.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Theodorus Bailey,

Matthew Locke,
Abraham Baldwin,

William Lyman,
Thomas Blount,

Nathaniel Macon,
Thomas P. Carnes,

James Madison,
Thomas Claiborne,

Joseph M’Dowell,
Abraham Clark,

Alexander Mebane,
Isaac Coles,

William Montgomery,
William J. Dawson,

Andrew Moore,
Henry Dearborn,

Peter Muhlenberg,
George Dent,

Joseph Neville,
William Findley,

Anthony New,
William B. Giles,

John Nicholas,
Alexander Gillon,

Alexander D. Orr,
Nicholas Gilman,

Josiah Parker,
Andrew Gregg,

Andrew Pickens,
Samuel Griffin,

Francis Preston,
William Barry Grove,

Robert Rutherford,
George Hancock,

Thomas Scott,
Thoinas Hartley,

John Smilie,
Daniel Heister,

Israel Smith,
John Hunter,

Thomas Sprigg;

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Thomas Tredwell,

Francis Walker,
Philip Van Cortlandt,

Benjamin Williams, and
Abraham Venable,

Richard Winn.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Henry Latimer,
James Armstrong,

Amasa Learned,
John Beatty,

Francis Malbone,
Elias Boudinot,

William Vans Murray,
Benjamin Bourne,

Theodore Sedgwick,
David Cobb,

Jeremiah Smith,
Peleg Coflin,

William Smith,
Joshua Coit,

Zephaniah Swift,
Jonathan Dayton,

Silas Talbot,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

George Thatcher,
Dwight Foster,

Uriah Tracey,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

Jonathan Trumbull,
James Gillespie,

John E. Van Allen,
'Henry Glen,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Peleg Wadsworth,
James Gordon,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward,
William Hindman,

John Watts, and
John Wilkes Kittera,

Joseph Winston
The said bill, with the amendments, was then 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.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning nine o'clock.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Territory of the United States Northwest of the River Obio, requesting a speedy decision on the report of the committee appointed to inquire into the causes of the failure of the expedit:on carried on against the Western Indians, in the year one thousand se. ven hundred and ninety-one; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Resolved, That the resolution of the twenty-first ultimo, authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to close the present session, by adjourning their respective Houses on this day, be repealed; and that, instead thereof, they be authorized to adjourn their respective Houses on Thursday, the fifth instant, to meet on the day by law appointed.

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

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate recede from their amendments, disagreed to by this House, and insisted on by the Senate, to the bill, entitled "An act making further provision for securing and collecting the duties on foreign and domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, and teas,” and do agree to the said amendments, with certain modifications of the same, agreeable to the report of the Committee of Conference. And then he with. drew.

The House proceeded to consider the said message: Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth agree to all the modifications of the said amendments, as proposed by the Committee of Conference, except the amendment to the twelfth section, and that the Senate be informed that this House have, in their first proceeding on the amendments of the Senate, agreed to the amendment to the said twelfth section, as originally proposed by the Senate.

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 concerning invalids; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Spiaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the committee had, according to order, 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, on the ques. tion put thereupon, disagreed to by the House.

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Ordered, That the said bill beengrossed, and read the third tiine to-day.

A petition of George Richardson was presented to the House and read, praying con pensation for services as a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table. Mr. Venable, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of William Douglass and Elizabeth his wife, made a report; which was read: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the petitioners have leave to withdraw their said petition. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee appointed to report a state of facts, with their opinion thereon, relative to a settlement made by the State of North Carolina, for certain claims against 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 report under consideration, and made some progress therein.

And, on the question that the Committee of the Whole House have leave to sit again on the said report,

It passed in the negative. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to make further compensation for the services of the late Robert Forsyth, Marshal of Georgia; 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 no amendment thereto.

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

Mr. Venable, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Cogbill, 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 supplementary to the act, entitled "An act to promote the progress of useful arts;" 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 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-day.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill appropriating any moneys not already appropriated, and that Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Sedgwick, and Mr. Hillhouse, be the said committee.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “ An act for extending the benefit of a drawback, and terms of credit, in certain cases, and for other purposes," and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
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 a general abstract of the exports of the United States for one year, ending on the thirtieth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; also, two summary statements, for the same period, exhibiting the value of the exports from each State, and a view of the exportation to all the foreign dominions with whom the United States maintain a commercial intercourse; which 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 laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendments, and, the same being read, Fere agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. 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 approba. tion, the following enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled "An act providing for the payment of the second instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States;" another entitled " An act for extending the benefit of a drawback, and terms of credit, in certain cases, and for other purposes;” another entitled “An act to authorize the President of the United States to lay, regulate, and revoke embargoes;” and another entitled " An act to authorize the settlement of the account of Lewis Dubois, for bis services in the late Army of the United States."

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The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill making certain alterations in the act for establishing the Judicial Courts of the United States, and altering the time and place of holding certain Courts; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the committee had, according to order, again 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.

An engrossed bill to make further compensation for the services of the late Robert
Forsyth, Marshal of Georgia, was read the third time,
And, on the question that the said bill do pass,

46, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

26.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Henry Lattimer,
James Armstrong,

Amasa Learned,
Abraham Baldwin,

William Lyman,
John Beatty,

Francis Malbone,
Benjamin Bourne,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas P. Carnes,

William Vans Murray,
David Cobb,

Josiah Parker,
Peleg Coffin,

Andrew Pickens,
Williain J. Dawson,

Robert Rutherford,
Jonathan Dayton,

Thomas Scott,
William Findley,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Smilie,
Dwight Foster,

Lsrael Smith,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

William Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sprigg,
Henry Glen,

Silas Talbot,
Andrew Gregg,

George Thatcher,
Samuel Griffin,

Uriah Tracey,
William Barry Grove,

John E. Van Allen,
Thomas Hartley,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
William Hindman,

Peleg Wadsworth,
John Hunter,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Wilkes Kittera,

John Watts.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Thomas Blount,

Joseph M'Dowell,
Elias Boudinot,

Alexander Mebane,
Thomas Claiborne,

William Montgomery,
Abraham Clark,

Andrew Moore,
Joshua Coit,

Joseph Neville,
Isaac Coles,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

Francis Preston,
James Gillespie,

Jeremiah Smith,
James Gordon,

Thomas Tredwell,
George Hancock,

Abraham Venable,
James Hillhouse,

Francis Walker,
Matthew Locke,

Benjamin Williams, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Joseph Winston. Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, “An act to make further provision for the services of the late Robert Forsyth, Marshal of Georgia.”.

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

An engrossed bill, supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act to promote the pro. gress of useful arts," was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to promote the progress of useful arts.'”

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