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officer to lay before the House a statement of the number of troops that will be necessary to maintain such a line of military posts as it will be expedient to establish, effect: ually to protect the frontiers of the United States.

Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwick and Mr. Hartley be appointed a committee to wait on the President with the foregoing resolution.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22. An engrossed bill for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania.”

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

A petition of William Morris and others, of the city of Savannah, legal representatives of Thomas Morris, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for services rendered, and supplies furnished, by the deceased, while a Captain in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Noble Benedict and others, of the county of Fairfield, in the State of Connecticut, praying that they may receive the depreciation of pay, and other emoluinents due to them for military services rendered the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the petition of Lewis Van Woert, presented on the sixth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, be refer. red to the Committee of Claims.

A petition of the Inspectors of the Revenue for the port of Baltimore was presented to the House and read, stating the insufficiency of the fees and other emoluments allowed them by law; and praying that the same may be increased, and rendered more adequate to their services.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Coit, Mr. Benjamin Bourne, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Parker; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of sundry masters of market vessels in the river Hudson, in the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying a revision and amendment of the act, entitled “An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same.”

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

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee appointed to inquire whether any, and what, alteration is necessary to be made in the laws respecting lost or destroyed certificates, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Resolved, That any alteration in the act "limiting the time for presenting claims for destroyed certificates of certain descriptions,” would be improper; and that all claims for lost or destroyed certificates, not comprehended in the provisions of the said act, ought to be decided on by the Legislature according to their respective merits.

Ordered, That the report of the committee on the petition of Henry Hill, which was made on the seventh day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Dayton, from the committee appointed to prepare and report a plan further to provide for calling forth the militia of the United States to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, made a report; which was read: Whereupon,

Resoloed, That a committee be appointed to prepare and report a bill to provide for calling forth the militia of the United States to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force for those purposes.

Ordered, That Mr. Dayton, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Benjamin Bourne, Mr. Harrison, and Mr. M‘Dowell, be appointed a committee, pursuant to the said resolution.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act making further provisions in cases of drawbacks;" and the same being read, were agreed io.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of William Hill Sergeant and Nathan Richardson, 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 sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to amend the act, en. titled • An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb re. ported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the farther consideration of the said bill, and that it be re-committed to Mr. Sherburne, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Dearborn, Mr. M‘Dowell, and Mr. Greenup.

Mr. Dent, from the committee to whom were referred the petitions of Francis Peyrin naut, administrator of Pierre Decamps, deceased, and of Francis Nash, made a report: which was read, and ordered to be committed to the Committee of the Whole House to which is committed the report of the committee on the memorial of Mary 8. Jones.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into á Committee of the Whole House on the bill for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels, and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb 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-morrow.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, presented, according to order, a bill supplementary to the act concerning invalids; 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 flouse to-morrow.

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 petition of Charles Heems; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported that the committee hadh, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and directed him to report to the House their disagreement to the same.

The House then proceeded to consider the said report at the Clerk's table : Whereupon,

The question being taken, that the House do agree with the Committee of the Whole House in their disagreement to the said report,

It was resolved in the affirmative.

The House proceeded to consider the anrendments, reported yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill supplementary to the act " for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," and, the said amendments being severally twice read at the Clerk's table, were, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the ainendments, be engrossed, and read the thini time tu-morrow.

Mr. Parker, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for establishing truling houses for the purpose of supplying the Indian nations within the United States; 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 House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to repeal part of the act, entitled “An act prohibiting, for a limited time, the exportation of arms and ammunition, and encouraging the importation of the same;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb 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-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the resolution, reported on the fifth instant, from the Committee of the Whole House to whom was referred the report of the Committee appointed to consider and report on the expediency of making any farther alterations in the laws of the United States relative to the cession of the jurisdiction by particular States, in lands, where are established, or may, by law, be directed to be built and established, light-houses, buoys, and public piers; and the said resolution being twice read at the Clerk's table, was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as followeth:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill declaring that cessions of jurisdiction made by any State in lands, where have been erected, or may, by law, be provided to be erected and placed, lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, with a reservation of concurrent jurisdiction, so far as shall authorize the service of process, civil and criminal, under the authority of such State, shall be deemed sufficient cessions of jurisdiction, in pursuance of the laws providing for the maintenance and erection of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers; and that, where absolute cessions for such purposes have been made, the States who have made the same, shall

, not. withstanding, be entitled to exercise and retain a concurrent jurisdiction, so far as shall authorize the service of process, civil and criminal, under their authority, within the ceded territory

Ordered, That Mr. Coit, Mr. Tredwell, and Mr. Lee, be appointed a committee, pursuant to the said resolution.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to inquire and report on the expediency of continuing in force, or repealing, the whole or part of the act, entitled "An act prohibiting, for a limited time, the exportation of arms and ammunition, and encouraging the importation of the same.".

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. William Smith, Mr. Dayton, and Mr. Carnes.

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 consider and report on the policy of remitting the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, in cases where such goods, wares, and merchandise, shall be destroyed by fire, or other accident; and to whom were referred the petitions of William and Archibald M'Neil, and of Nehemiah Somes;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and directed him to report to the House their disagreement to the same.

Ordered, That the said report 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 eleven o'clock.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23. An engrossed bill supplementary to the act “for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," 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 supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same."

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

An engrossed bill for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act for the remission. of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels.”

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

A petition of Andrew Massy, of the State of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a clerk to James Hamilton, Assistant Commissary of Issues to a brigade of New York levies, in the service of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Martin Keephart, praying that he may be allowed the depreciation of pay and other emoluments due for his services as a soldier in the army of the United States, during the late war, of which he has been hitherto debarred by the operation of the acts of limitation.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the petition of John Roff, presented the twenty-sixth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and the petition of Samuel Fowler, returned on the fifth instant, by the Secretary of the Treasury, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

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 Epaphras Jones and others," with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. On a motion made and seconded that the House do come to the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill or bills to amend the act, entitled "An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks;” and “An act for allowing compensation to the Mem. bers of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the Officers of both Houses;" and to reduce all such salaries as, in the opinion of the said committee, after having made due inquiry, ought to be reduced:

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Mr. Dayton, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrec. tions, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force for those purposes; 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 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 report of the Secretary of War respecting the fortifications of the United States ;” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made a farther progress therein.

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the farther consideration of the said report; and that it be re-committed to Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Dearborn, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Pickens.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Epaphras Jones and others;" and the same being read, was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Dexter, from the committee to whom was referred that part of the message from the President of the United States, of the eighth instant, which relates to the letter from the Governor of the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, made a report; whick was read, 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 eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26. A memorial of sundry manufacturers of hemp, in the town of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying that the drawback of the duty imposed by law on the importation of foreign hemp, may be allowed on the exportation of the same, when manufactured into cordage within the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Watts, and Mr. Heister; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Joseph Howell, Accountant to the War Department, was presented to the House and read, stating the insufficiency of the compensation allowed him by law, and praying that the same may be increased, and rendered more adequate to his services.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Sherburne, Mr. Watts, Mr. Lyman, and Mr. New; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

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 concerning invalids; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb 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 tomorrow.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the Committee had examined the following enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled "An act making further provision in cases of drawbacks;" another entitled “ An act for the relief of Epaphras Jones and others ;” another entitled "An act further extending the time for receiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States;” and another entitled “ An act to authorize the settlement of the claim of Samuel Prioleau;" 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.

Mr. Coit, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where have been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed, light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers; 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 Wednesday next.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed to consider and report on the expediency of continuing in force or repealing, the whole or part, of the act, entitled "An act prohibiting for a limited time the exportation of arms and ammunition, and enconraging the importation of the same," made a report; which was read: Whereupon,

Resolved, That it would be expedient to repeal the first, second, third, and fourth sections of the said act, and to continue the fifth section in force for another year, so far as relates to the importation of brass cannon, muskets, and firelocks, with bayonets suited to the same, pistols, swords, cutlasses, musket ball

, lead, and gunpowder; and for two years longer, so far as relates to the importation of sulphur and saltpetre.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolution; and that Mr. William Smith, Mr. Dayton, and Mr. Carnes, do prepare and bring in the same.

A memorial of Brothers, Coster, and Company, of the City of New York, merchants, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may be permitted to export to the West Indies, or be allowed the drawback of the duty on a quantity of cutlasses which they imported before the passing of the act prohibiting the exportation of arms and ammunition.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the committee last appointed, with instruction to examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage; 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 Wednesday next.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of George Latimer and others, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill authorizing the allowance of a drawback of the duties on such part of the cargo of the ship Enterprize, Herbert Jones, commander, as has been imported from Newbern, in North Carolina, and shall be exported from Philadelphia.

Ordered, That Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Goodhue, and Mr. Edwards, be appointed a committee, pursuant to the said resolution.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled" An act for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania.” Also, the bill, entitled “An act for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels.” . Also, the bill, entitled "An act supplementary to the several acts imposing daties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States,” with seve. ral amendments to the said last mentioned bill; 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, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Sherburne, from the committee to whom was re-committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled 'An act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States," inade à report; which was read: Whereupon,

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