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adopted by the House of Representatives for carrying into operation the treaty concluded between the United States and Great Britain, and are now seriously alarmed lest those measures should be further delayed, or entirely omitted; and praying that the faith, the honor, and the interest of the nation, may be preserved, by making the necessary provisions for carrying the said treaty into fair and honorable effect.

Also, the memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of New Jersey, of the county of Monmouth, and of the town of Bordenton, in the said State, and of sundry merchants, traders, and other inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, to the same effect.

Also, the memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the counties of Burlington and Gloucester, in the State of New Jersey, of the City of Philadelphia and of the county of Montgomery, in the State of Pennsylvania, and of Kent county, in the State of Delaware, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the laws necessary for carrying into effect, with good faith, the treaty lately made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the county of New Castle, in the State of Delaware, whose naines are thereunto subscribed, praying that the House of Representatives, influenced by its attachment and affection for our common country, will not he sitate to do every thing that her tranquillity and interest require; and in so doing, that immediate appropriations may be made for carrying the late treaty with Great Britain into effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia and its vicinity, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating that they consider the treaty lately ne. gotiated with Great Britain, as unequal in its stipulations, derogatory to our national character, injurious to our general interests, and as offering insult, instead of redress: and that they have full reliance on the House of Representatives, as a constituted authority, and as the supporters of the honor of our country, the guardians of her independence, and the avengers of her wrongs.

Also, the memorials of sundry inhabitants of the county of New Castle, in the State of Delaware, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating their disapprobation of the petitions of sundry other inhabitants of the said county, praying that appropriations inay be made for carrying the late treaty with Great Britain into effect, and that they consider the said treaty as disgraceful and injurious to America ; but, confiding in the patriotism of the House of Representatives, they willingly submit that important concern to their enlightened judgment.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union.

A memorial and petition of sundry citizens of the United States, residing in the City of Philadelphia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying that such measures may be adopted as Congress, in their wisdom, inay deem proper, to indemnify the memorialists for the losses they have sustained by the capture of provisions and other merchandises, in the West Indies, by the officers of the French Republic, in the years 1793, 1794, and 1795.

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

A petition of Samuel Stiles, of the State of Georgia, was presented to the House and read, praying that a certain certificate of public debt, the property of the petitioner, which was lost some time in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, and afterwards renewed in the name of Job Sumner, of the State of Massachusetts, without an assignment or transfer of the same, may be cancelled; and that a new certificate, of the same tenor, may be granted in the name of the petitioner.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House,

A petition of George Marker, and Elizabeth his wife, late widow and relict of Frederick Seagle, of the county of Frederick, in the State of Virginia, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for the services of the deceased, as surgeon of the eighth regiment of the Virginia line on continental establishment, during the late war; also, that the allowance to widows and or phans of officers who died or were killed in the service of the United States, may be extended to the widow of the deceased.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Claims. The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole Honse on the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred the memorial of sundry merchants of the City of Philadelphia ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and made some progress therein.

On motion, Ordered, that the Committee of the Whole House be discharged from the farther consideration thereof, and that the said report be re-committed to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

Resolved, that the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures be directed to inquire and report whether any, and what, further measures ought to be adopted, for the benefit, security, protection, and preservation, of the navigation of the ports of the United States, or any of them.

The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, but come to no resolution thereupon.

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1796. Petitions of sundry inhabitants of King's county, in the State of New York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, stating that certain resolutions now depending before the House, relative to the late treaty with Great Britain, have already given occasion to very serious embarrassments, and, in their opinion, threaten complicated evils, the whole magnitude of which it is not easy to see, or calculate ; and praying that the said treaty may be provided for, and executed, on the part of the United States, with punctuality and good faith.

Also, the memorials and petitions of sundry inhabitants of the State of New Jersey, of the counties of Bucks, Lancaster, Dauphin, Philadelphia, Berks, and Montgomery, in the State of Pennsylvania, and of the City of Annapolis, in the State of Maryland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the laws necessary for carrying into effect, with good faith, the treaty lately made between the United States and GreatBritain, may be enacted.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the City of Perth Amboy, and its vicinity, in the State of New Jersey, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating that the delay of the measures necessary to be adopted by the House of Representatives, for carrying into operation the treaty lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain, has excited the most alarming apprehensions; and praying that the faith, the honor, and the interest, of the nation, may be preserved, by making provision for carjying the said treaty into fair and honorable effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of Buck's county, in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, to the same effect.

Also, a petition of sundry inhabitants of York county, in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating that they have observed, with anxiety and concern, certain proceedings and resolutions voted by a majority of the House of Representatives, respecting the treaty lately negotiated and concluded between the United States and Great Britain, and praying that such law or laws may be passed during the present session of Congress, as may be immediately necessary for carrying the said treaty into effect, as well as other treaties, lately concluded agreeably to the Constitution, and under the authority of the United States.

Also, a memorial of sundry merchants, traders, and other inhabitants of the town of Fredericksburg, in the State of Virginia, stating that they have beheld with great anxiety the opposition made in the House of Representatives to the measures necessary for carrying into effect the treaty lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain; that, in their opinion, a further delay of its operation would be injurious to the peace, happiness, and prosperity of our country, and a breach of the national faith; and praying that such measures may be adopted as may be necessary to carry the said treaty into effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the City and State of New York, signed by order and in behalf of the meeting, with the names of a committee appointed for that purpose, stating their full and entire approbation of the proceedings of the House of Re. presentatives relative to the late treaty with Great Britain; and praying that such measures may be adopted as may be best calculated to preserve the Constitutional powers of Congress, the liberties of the People, and the true interest and prosperity of the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

A memorial of sundry attorneys at law, practising in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying that a law, may be passed, authorizing the sessions of the said court to be generally holden at the City of Philadelphia, and vesting a power in the court to order the next succeeding session to be holden at Yorktown, if it should appear to them expedient.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Sitgreaves, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Isaac Smith ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of Lachlan McIntosh, attorney in fact for John Lawson and Adam Alexander, executors of John Lawson, late of the State of Georgia, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for the value of a vessel and cargo, the property of the deceased, which were taken for the use of a detachment of the American Army under the command of General Robert Howe, during the late war.

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

Mr. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, presented, according to order, a bill for discontinuing the drawback on the exportation of snuff from 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 to-morrow.

A message, in writing, was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Craik, his Secretary, as followeth: Gentlemen of the Senate and of the House of Representatives :

Herewith I lay before you a letter from the Attorney General of the United States, relative to compensation to the Attorneys of the United States in the several Districts; which is recommended to your consideration.

G. WASHINGTON United States, 28th April, 1796.

The said message and letter were read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Kittera, Mr. Brent, and Mr. Bradbury; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Craik, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign an act, which originated in this House, entitled "An act in addition to an act, entitled 'An act making further provision for the support of public credit, and for the redemption of the public dubt.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Com mittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union ; and, after some time spent there in, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee bad, according to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, but come to no resolution thereupon.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “An act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate certain lands in the Territory of the United States Northwest 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.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to Mr. Ort, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Swift, and Mr. Buck.

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

Resolved, That the President of the United States be authorized by law to direct the performance of quarantine by vessels arriving in any of the ports of the United States, at such times and places as he may judge needful, to prevent the introduction of infectious and contagious diseases from foreign parts:

Ordered, That the said motion be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Mamu. factures, with instruction to report by bill or otherwise.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1796. A memorial of sundry merchants, traders, and other inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport, in the State of Massachusetts, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, stating that they have waited with anxious expectation, to see the necessary measures adopted by the House of Representatives for carrying into operation the treaty concluded between the United States and Great Britain, and are now seriously alarmed lest those measures should be further delayed, or entirely omitted ; and praying that the faith, the honor, and interest of the nation may be preserved, by making the necessary provisions for carrying the said treaty into fair and honorable effect.

Also, the memorials of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the State of New Jersey, and of the County of Burlington, in the said State, whose names are thereunto subscribed, to the same effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the Town of Salem, in the State of Massar chusetts, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that such provisions may be made for the complete fulfilment of the treaty lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain, as appear indispensable for that purpose.

Also, a memorial of the merchants, traders, and other inhabitants, of the Town of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, signed by order and in behalf of the meeting, with the names of a committee appointed for that purpose, stating that, in their opinion, the property of the citizens, and the character of the nation, would be hazarded by refusing to perform the stipulations of the late treaty with Great Britain ; and praying that the necessary provisions may be made for carrying the said treaty into effect.

Also, the memorials of sundry inhabitants of the City of Albany, and Town of Lansingburg, in the State of New York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating that certain resolutions now depending before the House of Representatives respecting the late treaty with Great Britain, have already given occasion to great embarrasments, and threaten very serious and complicated evils, the whole magnitude of which it is not easy to foresee or calculate, and that, in their opinion, it deeply concerns the agriculture, commerce, peace, character, and honor of America, that provision be made to carry the said treaty into effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the Town of Tuckerton, in the State of New Jersey, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the House of Representatives will make the necessary appropriations for carrying the late treaty with Great Britain into full and complete effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the County of Lancaster, in the State of Pennsylvania, stating that, in their opinion, greater evils will flow to this country from a refusal to carry the late treaty with Great Britain into effect, than from an adherence to the principles of it; and praying that, in all public transactions, as well at home as abroad, the Government of the United States may be directed by a liberal, magnanimous, and enlightened policy.

Also, a petition of sundry inbabitants of the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the House of Representatives will pass all laws necessary for carrying into effect the treaty lately concluded between the Unit, ed States and Great Britain.

Also, a petition of sundry inhabitants of the County of York, in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, stating that they have observed, with anxiety and concern, certain proceedings and resolutions voted by a majority of the House of Representatives, respecting the treaty lately negotiated and concluded between the United States and Great Britain

; and praying that such law or laws may be passed during the present session of Congress, as may be immediately necessary for carrying the said treaty into effect, as well as other treaties lately concluded, agreeably to the Constitution, and under the authority of the United States.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the Counties of Montgomery and Delaware, in the State of Pennsylvania, and of Kent County, in the State of Maryland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the laws necessary for carrying into effect, with good faith, the late treaty made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of Fredericktown, and County of Frederick, in the State of Maryland, whose names are 'thereunto subscribed, stating that, in their

opinion, the national honor will be injured, and the Government, peace, and happiness of the United States will be endangered by declining or delaying to carry into execution the treaty lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain ; and praying that the 'necessary appropriations may be made for carrying the said treaty into complete operation.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the Counties of Washington and Prince George's, in the State of Maryland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that the most speedy and effectual measures may be adopted to carry the treaty lately concluded between the United States and Great Britain into full effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, and of Prince George's County, in the State of Maryland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying an immediate adoption of such arrangements as are con templated in the treaty between the United States and Great Britain, as the only just, politic, and honorable means to preserve public faith, and eventually to secure the prosperity of this country.

Also, a petition from sundry citizens and inhabitants of Frederick County, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, praying that such appropriations may be made as may be necessary to carry into effect the treaties lately concluded be tween the United States and Great Britain, Spain, the Dey and Regency of Algiers, and certain Indian tribes Northwest of the River Ohio.

Also, a memorial of sundry inhabitants of the County of Newcastle, in the State of Delaware, stating their disapprobation of the petitions of other inhabitants of the said County, praying that appropriations may be made for carrying the treaty with Great Britain into effect, and that they consider the said treaty as disgraceful and injurious to America ; but confiding in the patriotism of the House of Representatives, they will ingly submit that important concern to their enlightened judgment.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.

A petition of Samuel Berrien, and others, owners or masters of ressels employed in the coasting trade within the District of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may be exonerated from the penalties and forfeitures which they have incurred for a breach of the revenue laws of the United States, by omitting to renew the licenses directed to be obtained for the said vessels, within the time prescribed by law.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures.

'The House, according to the standing order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, aecording to order, had the state of the Union under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table. Ordered, That the consideration of the said resolution be postponed until tomorrow.

On motion,
Ordered, That there be a call of the House to-morrow at twelve o'clock.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to continue in force, for a limited time, an act, entitled “An act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a Health Officer;" 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.

Memorials and petitions of sundry inhabitants of the County of Monmouth, in the State of New Jersey ; of the County of Bucks, in the State of Pennsylvania ; and of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying that the laws necessary for carry ing into effect, with good faith, the treaty made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, the petitions of sundry inhabitants of the City of Philadelphia, and its ricinity, .whose names are thereunto subscribed, in opposition thereto. Ordered, That the said memorials and 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 ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr.

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