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Ordered, That the said bill and report 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 supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported that the com. mittee 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.

On a motion made and seconded that the House do come to the following resolution:

Resolved, that the State of Georgia be reimbursed the amount of a suit of the executors of Robert Farquahar against the said State, for sundry goods sold to the said State, for the use of the troops of the United States, which suit was depending before the Supreme Court at the time of the settlement of the accounts between the United States and individual States, and has been since discharged by the said State giving its obligation for the principal sum of the said suit:

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Heath, from the committee appointed to inquire and report what progress has been made in the settlement of the accounts of the former Government; what are the unpaid balances on the settled accounts, together with the measures taken for recover. ing payment of the same; wbether any, and what, steps have been taken to compel persons to whom public money was entrusted to settle their accounts; and whether any further measures are necessary on that subject; made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to establish an uni. form rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject,” 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, were agreed to.

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

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to repeal a part, and to continue in force another 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;" 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, 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 Na. thaniel Appleton; 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 Fame.

An adjournment was then called for: Whereupon,
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock,

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. An engrossed bill, supplementary to the act, entitled "An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels,” 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 to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.”

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 concerning invalids was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act supplementary to the act concerning invalids.”

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

A memorial of Thomas Boyd was presented to the House and read, praying that he may be allowed the depreciation of pay and other emoluments due for his services as a sergeant in the Pennsylvania sine, during the late war. Also,

A memorial of Jacob Shoemaker, of the City of Philadelphia, attorney of John Eberley, of the State of South Carolina, praying the liquidation and settlement of the claim of the said John Eberley for services rendered the United States, during the late war, of which he has been hitherto debarred by the operation of the acts of limitation. Also,

A petition of Walter Cruise, of the City of Philadelphia, praying compensation for military services rendered, and injuries sustained, in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petition, together with the petition of Andrew Johnston, presented the eighth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, 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 ascertain. ment of certain losses of the Officers of Government, and other citizens, by the insurgents in the Western counties of Pennsylvania, and providing some present relief to the sufferers,” with several amendinents ; 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 ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, accompanying his account of the receipts and expenditures of public moneys from the first day of July, to the thirtieth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, inclusive ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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 for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels ;” another entitled “An act for reviving certain suits and process, which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania ;” another entitled “ An act supplementary to the several acts imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels ;” and another entitled "An act to establish an uniforn yule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject;" 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. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to authorize the allowance of draw back on part of the cargo of the ship Enterprize, Thich 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 Commitee of the Whole House on the motion of the twenty-third instant, “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 Members 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 ;” 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 motion under consideration, and directed him to report to the House their disagree. ment to the same.

The House then proceeded to consider the said motion at the Clerk's table : Where. upon,

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

Von. II.-39.

It was resolved in the affirmative.

On a motion made and seconded that a committee be appointed to consider and report whether any, and what, alterations are proper to be made in the acts for ascertaining the salaries of the Officers of Government, and making compensation to the Members of each House of Congress,

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 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 ;" 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 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 again re-committed to Mr. Sherburne, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Dearborn, Mr. M‘Dowell, and Mr. Greenup.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter and report from the Secretary of War, made by order of the President of the United States, pursuant to the resolution of this Ilouse, of the twenty-first instant; which were read, and ordered to be committed to the Co:nmittee of the Whole House to whom is committed the report of the committee appointed to examine and report what proceedings have been had under the act “for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States," and to report whether any, and what, alterations are necessary to the several laws respecting the military establishment, and the protection of the frontiers of the United States.

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 the following enrolled bills, to wit: one entitled “An act in addition to the act, entitled . An act to regulate the pay of the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the Militia of the United States, when called into actual service, and for other purposes ;” another entitled " An act making further provision in cases of drawbacks;" another entitled “An act further extending the time for receiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States ;” another entitled “An act for the relief of Epaphras Jones and others;" another entitled “An act to authorize the settlement of the claim of Samuel Prioleau ;” another entitled "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject;" another entitled “ An act supple.nentary to the several acts imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States ;” another entitled "An act for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania, and another entitled “ An act for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels."

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee appointed to inquire and report on the expediency of erecting a light-house near the entrance of the harbor of Georgetown, in the State of South Carolina, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Resolved, That it will be proper that a light-house be erected near the entrance of the harbor of Georgetown, in the State of South Carolina.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. The several memorials and petitions of John Hollingshead, Henry Shade, Jesse Coles, Jane Godfrey, and Martha Dow, in behalf of themselves, or as legal representatives of others, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for military services rendered, or losses and injuries sustained, in their persons and property, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions, together with the petition of William M'Kee, presented on the thirtieth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfour ; the petition of John Goodman, returned on the thirty-first ultimo, by the Secretary of War ; and the petition of Isaac Sherman, returned on the fifth instant, by the Secretary of the Treasury, be referred to the Cornmittee of Claims.

A petition of sundry iron masters in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying that an additional duty may be imposed on all iron imported from foreign countries; or that such other encouragement may be given to the manufacturing the said article within the United States, as to the wisdom of Congress shall seem meet. Also,

A petition of the Inspectors of the Revenue for the port of Boston and Charlestown, 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. Also,

A petition of Henry Wagner, of the borough of Reading, in the State of Pennsylvania, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of wounds and injuries received while a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions do 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 to repeal a part, and to continue in force another 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 amend. ment thereto.

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

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, bis Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign the following acts, which originated in this House to wit: one entitled “An act for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania ; " an. other entitled "An act for the remission of the tonnage duties on certain French vessels ;" and another entitled “An act for the relief of Epaphras Jones and others.”

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 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; 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 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 an appellate jurisdiction of all causes whereof one Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, now has jurisdiction, ought to be given to the two Judges of the same Court, who may not have adjudicated on the first trial, and the Governor of the Territory; any two of whom to form a Court for that purpose : and also, that, in causes of greater amount than five hundred dollars, an appeal ought to be given to the Supreme Judicial Court of the United States.”

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Dexter, Mr. Hartley, and Mr. Harrison, do prepare and bring in the same.

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

Mr. Speaker : I am directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign two acts which originated in the Senate, to wit: one entitled “An act to authorize the settlement of the claim of Samuel Prioleau ;" and another entitled "An act further extending the time for receiving on loan the domestic debt of the United States.” And then be withdrew.

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 thirtieth of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, enclosing the copy of a letter from the Governor of North Carolina, corering a resolution of the Legislature of that State ; as also, the petition of Thomas Person and others, proprietors of lands in the Territory of the United States South of the river Ohio, and of the Trustees of the University of North Carolina ; 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 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.

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the committee to whom was re-committed the report of the committee on the report of the Secretary of War, respecting the fortifications of the United States, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29. Another Member, to wit : Aaron Kitchell, returned to serve in this House, as a Member for the State of New Jersey, in the room of Abraham Clark, deceased, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the House ; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, being first administered to him, by Mr. Speaker, accord. ing to law.

An engrossed bill to repeal a part, and to continue in force another 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;" was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to repeal a part and to continue in force another part, of the act, entitled 'An act prohibiting, for a li. mited time, t'ie exportation of arms and ammunition, and encouraging the importation of the same."

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

A representation of the Legislature of South Carolina was laid before the House and read, suggesting the propriety of an amendment to the militia laws of the United States, relative to the fonk of officers in the cavalry and artillery, as well as of those in the Jines of the cüfferent States, generally.

Orderci, That the said representacion be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring ina bill or bills respecting the organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia of the United States.

The several petitions of Edward Eryant, John Turner, and Ernst Greess, were presented to the Icuse and read, respectively praying compensation for services renderede or losses and injuries sustained, in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Grdered. That tic said petitions, together with the memorial of Tristram Coffin, and the petition of John Baptist Dumon, returned on the fifth instant, by the Secrctary of the Treasury, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign the following acts, which originated in this House, to wit : one entitled “ An act to establish an uniform rule of natura izations and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject;" another entitled "An act supplementary to the several acts imposing duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States ;” and another entitled " An act making further provision in cases of drawbacks.”

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

Mr. William Smth, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill authorizing the erection of a lignt-house near the entrance of Georgetown harbor, in the State of South Carolina ; 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 proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was referfed the memorial of Joze Roiz Silva, which lay on the table : Whereupon,

Resolved, that the Collector of the District of New York be authorized to receive the invoice and other proofs of Joze Roiz Silva, respecting the cargoes of wines mentioned in his memorial, and if he shall be satisfied that the saine, or any part thereof, was subject to a less duty than that charged and paid, then to refund to the said Joze Roiz Silva such sum, if any, as shall appear to be overcharged on the said cargo.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Watts, Mr. Coffin, and Mr. Malbone, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Gilbert Dench, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Conmittee of the Whole House to-morrow

Mr. Baidwin, from the committee to whom was re-committed the report of the committee appeinted to report what further provisions are necessary for the more general promulgation of the laws, made a report; which was read, 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 peferred the mess

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