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amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the last mentioned bill, and the same being read, were agreed to.

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 appointed to examine and report on the state of the Mint, and what further measures may be necessary to render the institution more beneficial; 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 several resolutions thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House, as follow:

1st. Resolved, That provision be made by law for the appointment of a Refiner and Melter in the Mint of the United States, whose duty shall be, to take charge of all copper, and silver, and gold bullion, delivered out by the Treasurer of the Mint, after it has been assayed, and to reduce it into bars or ingots fit for the rolling mills: and then to deliver them to the coiner or treasurer, as the director shall judge expedient; and to do and perform all other duties belonging to the office of Refiner and Melter, or which shall be ordered by the Director of the Mint.

20. Resolved, That provision be made by law, authorizing the Treasurer of the Mint to retain two cents per ounce, from every deposite of silver bullion below standard; and four cents per ounce, from every deposite of gold bullion below the standard, unless the same shall require the operation of the test; then six cents, as a compensation for refining and melting the same.

3d. Resolved, That gross bullion brought for deposite and coinage to the Mint, shall not be received in smaller quantities than two hundred ounces of silver, and twenty ounces of gold.

4th. Resolved, that the standard for silver coin, as now established by law, be altered, and made to consist of nine equal ten parts of pure silver, and one tenth part of pure copper, being equal to ten ounces sixteen pennyweights of pure silver in one pound troy.

5th. Resolved, that the President of the United States be authorized to reduce the weight of the copper coin at his discretion: Provided, such reduction shall not exceed two pennyweights in each cent, and in proportion in each half cent: of which he shall give notice by proclamation, and report the same to the next session of Congress.

6th. Resolved, That the Treasurer of the United States be authorized by law to distribute, at the public expense, all cents received from the Treasurer of the Mint, by sending them to some one bank in each State, where any are established, and where not, to the principal collector of such State, in proportion to the number of inhabitants of the State,) to be by them paid out for cash, to any person requesting the same, in sums not less than ten dollars value.

7th. Resolved, That provision be made by law, enabling the Director and Treasurer of the Mint to give a preference to bullion brought to the Mint, already of, or above the standard of the United States, so as not to be prevented coining and issuing the same, although bullion below the standard, and not yet refined, may have been deposited for coinage before it: any thing in any law heretofore passed, to the contrary notwithstanding:

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolutions, and that Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Trumbull, and Mr. Hunter, do prepare and bring in the same.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for allowing an additional compensation to the Judges of the Districts of Rhode Island and Delaware,” was 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 bèl relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where have been, or may hereafter be erected and fixed lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers; 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 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.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House to whom is committed the bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," be discharged from the consideration of the same; and that it be re-committed to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Lyman, Mr. Findley, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Madison.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for the relief of Jose Roiz Silva; 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, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was reter. red the petition of the corporation of Rhode Island College; 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 lIouse on the said report.

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, FEBRUARY 24. An engrossed bill relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where have been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed, lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, have been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed.”

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

An engrossed bill for the relief of Joze Roiz Silva was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ Án act for the relief of Joze Roiz Silva.”

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 to continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned,” was read the third time, and ordered to be comunitted to Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Baldwin, and Mr. Boudinot.

A petition of Heckless Falkner, of the State of New Jersey, widow of William Falkner, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying that she may receive the arrearages of pay, and other emoluments, due for the services of the deceased, as a Captrin in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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

A petition of Ebenezer Branham and others, inhabitants of the State of Pennsylvania, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of their claims for the value of sundry borses killed in the service of the militia called out to suppress the late insurrection in the four Western counties of Pennsylvania.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled “An act to provide for calling forth the ‘militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions, and to repeal the act now in force for those purposes;" and another entitled “An act for the relief of Agnus M'Lean;" 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. William Smith, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Edmund Hogan, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

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 for allowing an additional compensation to the Judges of the Districts of Rhode Island and Delaware;” 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.

The said bill 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.

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 to continue in force the act for ascertaining the fees in admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes;” another entitled "An act enabling George Gibbs to obtain a drawback of duties on certain exported wines;” another entitled "An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels;" and another entitled “ An act to amend the act, entitled “ An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States."

Mr. William Smith, from the committee to whom was re-committed the bill to amend an act, entitled “An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," reported an amendatory bill to alter and amend the act, entitled “An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar;" 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 referred the motion of the thirtieth ultimo, authorizing a treaty to be held for the extinguishment of Indian titles to lands within the territory ceded to the United States by the State of North Carolina: Whereupon,

Resolved, That, in case the President of the United States shall think proper to enter into a treaty or treaties with all or any of the Indian tribes claiming lands within the Territory South of the river Ohio, for the extinguishment of their claims to all or any of the said lands, the sum of dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the purpose of defraying the expenses of any such treaty or treaties.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. William Smith, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Swift, Mr. M‘Dowell, and Mr. Page, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Samuel Weir, Representative of the People South of French Broad River, in behalf of himself and his constituents, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The llouse proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act for the ascertainment of certain losses of the officers of Govern. ment and other citizens, by the insurgents in the Western counties of Pennsylvania, and providing some present relief to the sufferers;" and the same being read, were agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith

Mr. Dent, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Mary S. Jones and others; 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 report of the committee to whom was referred the memorial of Parker, Hopkins, and Meers; 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.

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

Ordered, That the said report be re-committed to Mr. Parker, Mr. Goodhue, and Mr. Carnes.

Mr. Dent, froin the committee to whom was referred the petition of Mary Rapalyea, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be commiitca to the Committee of the Whole House , to whom is committed the bill for the relief of Mary S. Jones and others.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the estimates of appropriation for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five; 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 estimates under consideration, and come to several resolutions thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House, as follow:

Resolved, That, including the appropriation of five hundred thousand dollars, made for the Military Establishment, by an act of the present session, there be appropriated for the said Military Establishment a sum not exceeding one million four hundred and thirty-nine thousand four hundred and thirty-nine dollars and twenty-nine cents; that is to say : For the pay of the Legion of the United States

$304,548 For the pay of the corps of Artillery

56,868 For subsistence of the Legion and Artillery

361,179 30 For forage and cavalry

33,720 For clothing

127,440 For equipments for the cavalry

7,314 For horses for the cavalry

24,000 For bounty

5,000 Por the Hospital Department

20,000 For the Ordnance Department

11,365 99 For the Indian Department

*50,000 For the Quartermaster's Department

150,000 For contingencies of the War Department

30,000 For the defensive protection of the frontiers

130,000 For the completion of the fortifications

50,000 For additional pay and bounty to the Legion and Artillery, pursuant to an act of the present session

77,464 Resolved, That, for defraying the expense of six months' pay and subsistence of a detachment of militia employed under the command of Major General Morgan, pursuant to an act of the present session, there be appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand six hundred and eighty-two dollars; that is to say: For the General Staff

4,134 For Major Brooke's battalion

19,848 For Major Lynn's battalion

21,300 For cavalry

23,400 For subsistence

24,000 For forage for officers and cavalry

8,000 Resolved, That there be appropriated a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for the contingent purposes of Government, and subject to the disposition of the President of the United States.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions, and that Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Montgomery, and Mr. Foster, do prepare and bring in the same.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act authorizing the payment of four thousand dollars for the use of the daughters of the late Count de Grasse, with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment, and, the same being read, was agreed to.

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 so much of the message from the President of the United States, of the seventeenth instant, as relates to the disposition of Indian lands by the Legislature of the State of Georgia; and, af. ter 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.

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, FEBRUARY 25. Ordered, That Mr. Lee have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the Session.

A memorial and remonstrance of the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire was presented to the House and read, praying the interference and support of Congress, in favor of the judicial power of the State Court, against an encroachment of the Judiciary of the United States, in reversing a decree of the Supreme Judicial Court of the said State of New Hampshire which was rendered in a case decided before the adoption of the present Constitution of Government of the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorial and remonstrance be referred to Mr. Madison, Mr. Murray, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Carnes, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Coit, and Mr. Harper; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Henry Wayman, administrator of John Wayman, of Ann Arundel county, in the State of Maryland, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for the value of a horse, the property of the deceased, which was taken for the use of a detachment of Continental cavalry during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That the memorial of the sugar refiners of the city of Philadelphia, which lay on the table, be referred to Mr. Heister, Mr. Findley, and Mr. Baldwin; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned,” 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.

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 two acts, which originated in this House: one entitled "An act to continue in force the act for ascertaining the fees in admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes;”” and another entitled “An act enabling George Gibbs to obtain a drawback of duties on certain exported wines.”

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 had examined three enrolled bills: one entitled “An act to provide some present relief to the officers of Government, and other citizens, who have suffered in their property by the insurgents in the Western counties of Pennsylvania;” another entitled “ An act authorizing the payment of four thousand dollars, for the use of the daughters of the late Count de Grasse;" and another entitled “ An act for allowing an additional compensation to the Judges of the Districts of Rhode Island and Delaware;” 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 making further appropriations for the military establishment, and for the support of Government; 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 to-morrow.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the several memorials and petitions of Absalom Baird, John Bennet, in behalf of himself and Abraham Sutton, William Boyd, George Calmese, George Campbell, Thomas Curtis, Charles Fierer, Elisha Frizzle, Edward Goddard, Robert Harris, Joseph Hull, Ebenezer Kent, John Learned, Abigail Lewis, John R. Livingston, John Lohman, Thomas Marshall, Joseph McCraken, John Minor, Robert Peling, Henry Roberts, James Rowland, David Scott, Nathan Smith, Sarah Thompson, Joshua Whitney, and Caleb Worley, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House to-morrow.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, transmitting a statement exhibiting the number of officers employed in each State in

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