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the management of the revenue from stills and spirits distilled in the United States; as, also, a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue, relative to compensations to the said officers; which were read, and, together with the resolution of this House of the eighteenth instant, on the subject matter thereof, ordered to be referred to Mr. Giles, Mr. Lyman, and Mr. Sherburne.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making a conditional provision for the expenses of a treaty with certain Indian tribes; 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.

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

UNITED STATES, February 25th, 1795. Gentlemen of the Senate and of the Tlouse of Representatives :

I communicate to Congress copies of a letter from the Governor of the State of Georgia, and of an act of the Legislature thereof, "to ratify the resolution of Congress explanatory of the judicial power of the United States."

G. WASHINGTON. The said message and papers were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Resolved, That the Collector of the District of New York be authorized to allow the drawback on the exportation of two thousand yellow handled cutlasses, or sugar knives, imported in the month of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfour, by Brothers, Coster, and Company, merchants of New York, in the ship Peggy, Zaccheus Henshaw, master: Provided, the same shall ble exported, according to law, within two years from the time of the importation.

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

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

Mr. Speaker: I ain directed to inform this House that the President of the United States did, this day, approve and sign an act, which originated in the Senate, entitled “ An act to amend the act, entitled . An act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States."" The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Barton and others." The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Spencer Mann and Frantz Jacob Foltz,” 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, again 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, 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 come to several resolutions thereupon; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table. Ordered, That the said resolutions do lie on the table.

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

Resolved, That all persons who shall be assembled, or embodied in arms, on any lands belonging to Indians, out of the ordinary jurisdiction of any State, or of the Ter ritory South of the River Ohio, for the purpose of warring against the Indians, or of committing depredations against any Indian town, or persons, or property, shall thereby become liable and subject to be taken and confined by the military force of the United States, in such manner as to be made amenable to, and triable by law:

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Ilillhouse.

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26. An engrossed bill making further appropriations for the Military Establishment, and for the support of Government, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act making further appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments, and for the support of Government."

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

Mr. Beatty, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill laying duties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the former act for that purpose; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bili was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole flouse to-morrow.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bilis, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills: one entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Barton, and others;" and another entitled " An act for the relief of Spencer Man and Frantz Jacob Foltz;" 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. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the coins of 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 engrossed, and read the third time tomorrow..

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 an act, which originated in this House, 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 in the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.'»

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

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to bring in a bill to repeal the second sec. tion of the act, entitled “ An act for allowing compensation to the members of the Se. nate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the officers of both Houses."

And a committee was appointed, of Mr. Heath, Mr. Smilie, and Mr. Macon.

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: 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;” another 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;" another entitled “An act for allowing an additional compensation to the Judges of the Districts of Rhode Island and Delaware;” and another entitled "An act for the relief Agnus McLean.”

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 continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned;” 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 an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the såme was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

The said bill, with the amendment, 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 Honse do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Nr. Watts, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for extending the time relative to drawbacks on the exportation of certain military stores; which was received, and read the first time.

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

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 Mary S. Jones, and others; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Watts reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

On the question, that this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill,

It passed in the negative. The House proceeded to consider the resolutions reported yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom was referred se 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 the said resolutions being amended at the Clerk's table, were, on the question seve: rally put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as follow:

1st. Resolved, That Congress will co-operate with the President of the United States in giving due effect to all such constitutional and legal means as he shall adopt and pursue to prevent the infraction of the treaties made with the Indian tribes.

2d. Resolved, That it be recommended to the President of the United States not to permit treaties for the extinguishment of the Indian title to any lands, to be holden at the instance of individuals, or of States, where it shall appear that the property of such lands, when the Indian title shall be extinguished, will be vested in, or claimed by, par. ticular persons: And that, whenever treaties are held for the benefit of the United States, individuals claiming rights of pre-emption, shall be prevented from treating with the Indians concerning the same; and that, generally, such private claims be postponed to those of the several States, wherever the same may be consistent withi the welfare and defence of the United States.

3d. Resolved, That the President of the United States be authorized to obtain a ces. sion of the State of Georgia, of their claim to the whole, or any part, of the land within the present Indian boundaries.

Ordered, That the first and second resolutions do lie on the table.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the last resolution, and that Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Macon, Mr. Murray, Mr. Findley, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Ames, and Mr. Sherburne, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee to whom was referred a motion of the twenty. fifth instant, respecting such persons as shall be assembled, or embodied in arms, on any lands, belonging to Indians, out of the ordinary jurisdiction of any State, or of the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be coinmitted to a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the amendment proposed by this House to the bill

, entitled "An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned.” And then he withdrew.

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27. An engrossed bill supplementary to the act, entitled “An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," 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 establishing a Mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.”

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

An engrossed bill for extending the time relative to drawbacks on the exportation of certain military stores, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act for extending the time relative to drawbacks on the exportation of certain military stores."

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled "An act to prevent depredations on the Indians South of the river Ohio;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The said bill was read the first time, and opposition being made to the same,
The question was taken, to wit: “Shall the said bill be rejected ?"

Yeas

43, And resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

37.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Theodorus Bailey,

William Lyman,
Abraham Baldwin,

Nathaniel Macon,
John Beatty,

James Madison,
Thomas Blount,

Joseph M‘Dowell,
Elias Boudinot,

Alexander Mebane,
Thomas P. Carnes,

Andrew Moore,
Gabriel Christie,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Thomas Claiborne,

Joseph Neville,
Gabriel Duvall,

Anthony New,
Benjamin Edwards,

John Nicholas,
William B. Giles,

Alexander D. Orr,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Page,
Christopher Greenup,

Josiah Parker,
Samuel Griffin,

Robert Rutherford,
William Barry Grove,

John Smilie,
Robert Goodloe Harper,

Thomas Sprigg,
Carter B. Harrison,

Zephaniah Swift,
John Heath,

Thomas Tredwell,
Daniel Heister,

Philip Van Cortlandt,
William Irvine,

Francis Walker, and
Aaron Kitchell,

Joseph Winston
Matthew Locke,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

John Wilkes Kittera,
James Armstrong,

Henry Latimer,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Amasa Learned,
Benjamin Bourne,

Francis Malbone,
Lambert Cadwalader,

William Vans Murray,
David Cobb,

Andrew Pickens,
Peleg Coffin,

Thomas Scott,
Joshua Coit,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Samuel Dexter,

John S. Sherburne,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Dwight Foster,

George Thatcher,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

John E. Van Allen,
Benjamin Goodhuc,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
James Gordon,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Andrew Gregg,

Artinas Ward,
Thomas Hartley,

John Watts,
James Hillhouse,

Paine Wingate, and
William Hindman,

Richard Winn. Samuel Holten, Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Madison, from the conmittee to whom was referred the memorial and representation of the Legislature of New Hampshire, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Nicholas, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to anthorize the President of the United States to obtain a cession of claim to certain territory, 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 Housc to-day.

Mr. Fleister, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of the sugar refiners of Philadelphia, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the several me. morials and petitions of Oliver Barnett, Jacob Beltzhuwer, Daniel Byrnes, George Crookshank, Walter Cruise, Gilbert Dean, William B. Gould, James McCallmont, Hen. ry Meyer, Thomas Miller, John Nixon, Andrew Ramsay, John Rowland, Tobias Rudolph, Joseph Shorb, and William Story, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Parker, from the committee to whom was recommitted the report of a committee on the petition of Parker, Hopkins, and Meers, 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, accompanying a return of the exports of the United States, for one year, ending the thirtieth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four; as, also, an explanatory letter to him, from the Commissioner of the Revenue ; 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 relative to cessions. of jurisdiction in places where lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, have been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed," with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House: The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “ An act relative to the passing of coasting vessels between Long Island and Rhode Island;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. 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: one entitled “ An act for allowing an additional compensation to the judges of the Districts of Rhode Island and Delaware ;” and another entitled “ An act for the relief of Agnus McLean.” And then he withdrew.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act relative to the passing of coasting res. sels between Long Island and Rhode Island,” was read the first time.

On motion,
The said bill was read the second time.

On motion,
The said bill was 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.

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 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 ;” and another entitled “ An act authorizing the payment of four thousand dollars for the use of the daughters of the late Count de Grasse."

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to alter and amend the act, entitled “ An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sherburne 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. Heath, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to repeal the second section of the act, entitled " 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 ;" 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 Tuesday next.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Wil. liam Seymour :" The Senate have also passed a bill, entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also agreed to a resolution “authorizing the exportation of arms, cannon,

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