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and military stores, in certain cases;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he 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 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 ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sherburne reported that the committee hai according to order, 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.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ 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,” and the same being read, were agreed to. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks,” 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.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom referred the petition of Thomas Willock, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The resolution sent from the Senate, “authorizing the exportation of arms, cannoni, and military stores, in certain cases," was read the first time.

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

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28. An engrossed bill to alter and amend the act, entitled “ An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," 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 alter and amend the act, entitled 'An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar.'

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

Mr. Heath, from the committee appointed on the twelfth of December last, respecting the settlement of the accounts of the former Government, and the unpaid balances clue thereon, reported a statement of accounts which originated under the late Government, and which have been settled since the establishment of the Treasury Department, to the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled " An act to amend the second section of an act to erect a lighthouse on the head-land of Cape Hatteras, and a lighted beacon on Shell Castle Island, in the harbor of Occacock, in the State of North Carolina;” to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bill was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to Mr. Benjamin Bourne, Mr. Blount, and Mr. Watts.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for establishing trading houses for the purpose of supplying the Indian nations within the United States; 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 some progress therein.

On the question, that this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill, It passed in the negative.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary, notifying that the President diil, this day, approve and sign an act which originated in this House, 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. The said Secretary also delivered in a mes. sage, in writing, from the President of the United States, containing a confidential communication relative to the intercourse of the United States with foreigu nations; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined four enrolled bills, to wit : one entitled “An act relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places were lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers have been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed ;” another entitled “ An act relative to the passing of coasting vessels between Long Island and Rhode Island ;” another entitled "An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned ;” and another entitled " An act for the relief of William Seymour ;” 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. Niles, irom the committee to whom was referred the petition of Joseph Bozman, nacle 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 report from the Secretary of War, accompanying further statements in the cases of claimants to be placed on the list of pensioners, returned to the War Office by the Judges of the District Courts of the United States, since his report of the twenty-first instant, and of the additional evidence received, fur. ther to support certain claims, formerly stated; which were read, and ordered to be referred to the Committee of Claims, with instruction to report thereon, by way of bill or otherwise.

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 relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, bave been, or may hereafter be, erected and fixed ;” another entitled “ An act relative to the passing of coasting vessels between Long Island and Rhode Island ;” another entitled * An act to continue in force, for a limited time, thie acts therein mentioned ;” another entitled “ An act for the relief of William Seymour ;” another entitled “An act for the relief of Spencer Man and Frantz Jacob Foltz ;” and another entitled “ An act for the relief of Robert Barton and others."

The House proceeded to consider the resolutions and amendments thereto, reported, yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committee to whom was referred a motion of the twenty-fifth instant, respecting such persons as shall be assembled or embodied in arms, or 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: Whereupon,

The first resolution being read in the words following, to wit:

Resolved, That all persons who, unauthorized by law, and withi hostile intent, may be found in arms on any lands allotted or secured to the Indians by treaties between the United States and any Indian tribes, shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit a sum not exceeding dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding months :

The amendment thereto, reported by the Committee of the Whole House to add to the end thereof, the words "unless it shall be in immediate pursuit of Indians who shall have recently committed hostilities," was, on the question put thereupon, disagreed to by the House.-Yeas 39, Nays 46.

The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
James Armstrong,

Benjamin Edwards,
Theodorus Dailey,

William Findley,
Abraham Baldwin,

Christopher Greenup,
Thomas Blount,

William B. Grove,
Thomas P. Carnes,

George Hancock,
Gabriel Christie,

Carter B. Jarrison,
Thomas Claiborne,

John Heath,
William J. Dawson,

William Irvine,
George Dent,

Matthew Locke,
Samuel Dexter,

William Lyman,
Gabriel Duvall,

Nathaniel Macon,

Joseph M‘Dowell,

Thomas Scott,
Alexander Mebane,

John Smilie,
William Montgomery,

Thomas Sprigg,
Andrew Moore,

Thomas Tredwell,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Philip Van Cortlandt,
Joseph Neville,

Abraham Venable,
Anthony New,

Francis Walker,
Alexander D. Oir,

Richard Winn, and
John Page,

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

John Wilkes Kittera,
John Beatty,

Amasa Learnod,
Elias Boudinot,

James Madison,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Francis Malbone,
Benjamin Bourne,

William Vans Murray,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Nathaniel Niles,
David Cobb,

Andrew Pickens,
Peleg Coffin,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Joshua Coit,

John S. Sherbune,
Henry Dearborn,

Jeremiah Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Israel Smith,
Dwight Foster,

William Smith,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

Zephaniah Swift,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Henry Glen,

Uriah Tracey,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Trumbull,
James Gordon,

John E. Van Allen,
Robert Goodloe Harper,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
James Hilhouse,

Peleg Wadsworth,
William Hindman,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Samuel Holten,

John Watts,
John Hunter,

Benjaman Williams, and
Aaron Kitchell,

Paine Wingate. A motion was then made, and the question being put, to amend the said resolution by adding to the end thereof the following words : unless it shall be in continuation of a pursuit to a distance not exceeding miles beyond the line of the particular Indians who shall have recently committed murder, or may be carrying off captives or plunder."

It was resolved in the affirmative.

The said resolution, as amended, was then again read at the Clerk's table, and, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as followeth:

Resolved, That all persons who, unauthorized by law, and with hostile intent, may be found in arms on any lands allotted or secured to the Indians by treaties between the United States and any Indian tribes, shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit a sum not exceeding

dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding - months, unless it shall be in continuation of a pursuit to a distance not exceeding miles beyond the line of the particular Indians who shall have recently committed murder, or may be carrying off captives or plunder.

The second resolution being again read, and amended at the Clerk's table, was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as followeth .

Resolved, That it shall be lawful for the military force of the United States to apprehend every person or persons found in arms as aforesaid, and him or them to convey to the civil authority of the United States within some one of the States, who shall, hy such authority, be secured to be tried in manner and form as is provided in and by the act, entitled “ An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes:" "Provided, That no person shall be confined, after his arrest, and before his removal, more than

days. Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions, and that Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Hillhouse, 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 making further provision for the support of public credit, and for the redemption of the public debt,” with an amendment; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

same.

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.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the reports of the Secretary of War, accompanying sundry statements in the cases of claimants to be placed on the list of pensioners returned to the War Office by the Judges of the District Courts of the United States, made a report ; which was read : Whereupon,

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, making provision for the cases of the said claimants, respectively; and that the Committee of Claims do prepare and bring in the

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled * An act to authorize a grant of lands to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis, and for other purposes therein mentioned;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. The said bill was read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to Mr. Swift, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Venable.

Mr. Sedgwick, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill supplementary to the act, entitled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes," which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time 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, MARCH 2. An engrossed bill supplementary to the act, entitled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes,” was read the third time, amended at the Clerk's table, 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 regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes."

Orderod, 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 disagree to the amendment proposed by this House to their amendment to the bill, entitled "An act making further provision for the support of public credit, and for the redemption of the public debt;" and the Senate do recede from their said amendment. And then he withdrew.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, presented, according to order, a bill authorizing and directing the Secretary of War to place certain persons, therein named, on the pension list; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be cngrossed, and read the Third time to-day.

Mr. Benjamin Bourne, from the committee to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to amend the second section of the act for erecting a lighted beacon on Shellcastle Island, in the harbor of Occacock, in the State of North Carolina," made a report ; which was read: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said bill be rejected.
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 the following acts, which originated in this House, to wit : one entitled “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;" another entitled “An act for the relief of William Seymour;" another entitled "An act for the relief of Robert Barton and others;" and another entitled “An act for the relief of Spencer Mann and Frantz Jacob Foltz."

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 laying duties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the former act for that purpose ; 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-day.

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 : one entitled “ An act relative to the passing of coasting vessels between Long Island and Rhode Island ;” and another entitled “An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the acts therein mentioned.” The Senate have disagreed to the bill, entitled “ An act for the relief of Joze Roiz Silva.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Swift, from the committee to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to authorize a grant of lands to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto. 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.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the several mes inorials and petitions of Samuel Aborn, Jonathan Bailey, Joseph Barnard, David Barnes, Sarah Beacham, John Blake, administrator of Daniel Tucker, Timothy Bradley, Samuel Cheney, John Clark, Lydia Cogswell, Timothy Concklin, Robert Crab, George Crowninshield and others, James Davis, Philip Duck, Nathaniel Dummer, Ebenezer Foster, William Brown Foggo, Thomas Frothingham, Manus Kean and others, Richard Keys, Isaac Ledyard, Andrew Lee, Henry B. Livingston, William Martin, James M‘Calmont, Duncan M‘Kinley, William Minns, John Moore, executor of John Okely, Caleb Newbold and others, Sarah-Parker, Daniel Perkins, Francis Porie and Stephen Carpenter, Mary Potens, George Schreffwar, Nicholas Schuyler, Dirck Swart, James Taylor, Harry Terrel, William Tompkins, Abraham J. Van Alstine, and Killian Van Rensselaer, 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 hill making a conditional provision for the expenses of a treaty with certain Indian tribes; 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-day.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, enclosing extracts of letters and documents from Major General Wayne, and from James Seagtove, Agent of Indian Affairs for the Creek nation ; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred sundry reports of the Secretary of War, accompanying statements in the cases of claimants to be placed on the list of pensioners, returned to the War Office by the Judges of the District Courts of the United States, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Giles, from the committee to whom were referred the letter from the Secretary of the Treasury of the twenty-fifth ultimo, enclosing a statement exhibiting a number of officers employed in the management of the revenue from stills and spirits distilled within the United States ; as also, a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue on the subject of compensation to the said officers, made a report ; which was read: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to lay before the next Congress such a statement of the internal revenues as will ascertain, with precision, the nett product thereof, and the expense of collection ; and that he also report a list of all the officers employed in that service, and the compensations allowed to each of them.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the resolution sent from the Senate, authorizing the exportation of arms, cannon, and military stores, in certain cases ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Cobb reported that the committee had, aç

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