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the twenty-fourth of March last, to whom were referred the memorials and petitions of the Selectmen of the town of Newbury, and of divers others; 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 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, from and after the day of next, there shall be established the following new districts and ports of delivery, to wit:

In the State of Massachusetts a district, to be called the district of Ipswich ; which shall include the waters and shores within the said town of Ipswich, which shall be the sole port of entry of the same ; and a Collector shall be appointed, to reside in the said town of Ipswich, and, thenceforward, the office of Surveyor for the said port shall cease.

In the State of New Jersey a district, to be called the district of Little Egg Harbor, which shall comprehend all the shores, waters, bays, rivers, and creeks, from Barnegat Inlet to Brigantine Inlet, both inclusively, and the town of Tuckerton shall be the sole port of entry for the said district ; and a Collector for the same shall be appointed, to reside at the said town of Tuckerton ; and thenceforward the office of Surveyor for the port of Little Egg Harbor shall cease.

In the State of Maryland a district, to be called the district of Havre-de-Grace, which shall include all the shores and waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Turkey Point and Spes Utix Island ; and a Collector shall be appointed to reside at Havre-de-Grace, which shall be the sole port of entry for the same. In the district of Newburyport the town of Newbury shall be a port of delivery,

In the district of Dighton, the towns of Berkley and Taunton shall be ports of delivery.

2. Resoived, That, from and after the said day of — next, the district of Hudson, in the State of New York, shall be confined to the limits of the city of Hudson, and all other places which were by the act, entitled “An act supplementary to the act

, entitled 'An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships of vessels," included in the said district of Hudson, shall be annexed to the district of the city of New York.

in the State of Maryland, the district of Cedar Point shall be called the district of Nanjemoy, which shall be the sole port of entry for the said district, and the Collector shall reside at Nanjemoy.

And in the District of Nantucket, in the State of Massachusetts, the name of the part of Sherburne shall be changed to the port of Nantucket.

3. Resolved, That Collectors, to be appointed in conformity with these resolutions, shall each become bound in the sum of dollars, in manner as is by law provided in like cases : And the same duties, authorities, and fees of office, with a similar distribution thereof, shall appertain to those appointments, as are now, in like cases, authorized by law. And the Collectors aforesaid shall each receive two per centum on the amount of all moneys by them respectively received, and shall, also, respectively, receive the allowance of dollars annually, from and after the said

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolutions, and that the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures do prepare and bring in the same.

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

Jonathan Hastings; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the el, air, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and come to a resolution thereupon ; which be delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House,

Resoh 'd, that the Postmaster General be authorized to allow to Jonathan Hastings, Deputy I 'ostmaster at Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, a sum not exceeding two hundred de lars

, as a compensation for his extra services, in receiving and despatching the British 2 nails, for two years last past.

Ordered, 7 hat a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Thatcher, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Williams, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Earle, Mr. Coit, Mr. Hes ter, Mr. Grove, and Mr. Milledge, do prepare and bring in the same.

The several or lers of the day were further postponed until to-morrow,
And then the A, puse adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

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TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1796. An engrossed bill making an appropriation towards defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, made between the United States and the King of Great Britain, 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 making an appropriation towards defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, made between the United States and the King of Great Britain."

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

An engrossed bill providing relief to the owners of stills within the United States, for a limited time, in certain cases, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, "An act providing relief to the owners of stills within the United States, for a limited time, in certain cases.

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

Memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, and Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, praying that the laws necessary for carrying into effect the late treaty between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions do lie on the table.

A memorial and petition of John Nicholson was presented to the House and read, praying that an additional duty may be imposed on window glass, and black glass bote tles, imported from foreign countries; or such other encouragement given to the manu, facture of the said articles within the United States, as to the wisdom of Congress shall seem meet.

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

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act making further provision relative to the revenue cutters,” and had found the same to be truly enrolled : Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bill.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the committee to whom were committed the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act for the relief and protection of American seamen," made a report : Whereupon,

Resolved, That this House doth disagree to all the said amendments.

Resolved, That a conference be desired with the Senate on the subject-matter of the said amendments; and that Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Bourne, and Mr. Livingston, be appointed managers at the said conference on the part of this House.

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

Mr. Madison, from the committee appointed to inquire into, and make a statement of, the number of lots of land, together with the number of acres they contain, as near as may be, that are reserved for the future disposition of Congress, in the sale of the lands made to the Ohio Company and others; and to consider the expediency for Government, at this time, to make provision for the sale thereof, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Mr. William Smith, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was re-committed the bill making provision for the payment, in part, of the debt due to the Bank of the United States, reported an amendatory bill, making provision for the payment of certain debts 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 committed to a Comunittee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

Mr. William Smith, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom it was referred to inquire whether the Bank of the United States are willing to continue the loans made by them to Government in anticipation of the public revenue, or any part thereof, by new loans, on terms similar to those on which the said anticipations are obtained, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to be committed to the Committee of Whole House last appointed.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee of the two Houses, to consider and report what farther business is necessary to be done during the present session, and at what time it will be proper to ad. journ, and have appointed a committee for that purpose on their part. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Buck have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the session, and Mr. Livingston until Monday 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 appointed to inquire if any, or what, alterations are necessary to be made in 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. Muhlenberg 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. Madison, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill concerning the post road from Wiscassett, in Maine, to Savannah, in Georgia ; 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 from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary :

Mr. Speaker: The Senate insist on their amendments, disagreed to by this House, to the bill

, entitled “An act for the relief and protection of American seamen." The Se. nate have agreed to the conference desired by this House, on the subject-matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the said bill; and have appointed managers at the same, on their part. And then he withdrew.

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, an enrolled bill, entitled “An act making further provision relative to the revenue cutters."

Mr. Thatcher, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for compensating Jonathan Hastings, Deputy Postmaster at Boston, for extra services; wbich was received, and read the first time.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1796. Memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the towns of Lynn, Kingston, Hamilton, Manchester, and Wenham, in the State of Massachusetts, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying that such law or laws as may be necessary for carrying into effect the late treaty made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, the memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the State of New Jersey; of the Counties of Lancaster, York, Bucks, and Montgomery, in the State of Pennsylvania ; of the Counties of New Castle, and Kent, in the State of Delaware ; and of the County of Fairfax, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, to the same effect.

Also, a memorial of sundry citizens and inhabitants of Kent County, in the State of Maryland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, in opposition thereto. Also, a petition of Joseph Atkins, of Barnstable, in the State of Massachusetts

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. ter and managing owner of the schooner Hannah, of Provincetown, praying that he may receive the bounty allowed by law to vessels employed in the cod-fisheries of the United States. Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions do lie on the table.

A petition of sundry inhabitants of the towns of Sunbury and Northumberland, and the neighborhood thereof, in the State of Pennsylvania, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying that the present post road from Reaciing to Sunbury, Northumberland, and Derr's town, in the said State, may be continued; and that it may be extended by way of the towns of Milton, Danville, and Hughsburg (or Catawisa town) before the return of the post from Derr's town, to Northumberland.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom is committed the report of the committee appointed to inquire if any, or what alterations are necessary to be made in the act, entitled " An act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States."

Mr. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures presented, according to order, a bill in addition to an act, entitled " 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 ;" 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 immediately.

The House accordingly resolved itself into the said committee; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick 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 same was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

Mr. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, presented, aecording to order, a bill authorizing the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts ; 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. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Moses Myers; 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. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Samuel Brown; 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. Goodhue, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, to whom were referred the memorials and petitions of the Collectors of Dighton, in Massachusetts ; of Tappabannock, in Virginia ; and of Camden, in North Carolina ; made a report, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and, on the ques tion put thereupon, agreed to by the House, as followeth:

That, in the opinion of the committee, the allowances to many of the officers of the customs are inadequate to compensate them for their services; but, as the session is drawing to a close, the committee deem it advisable to delay making any alteration in the allowances until the next session of Congress.

That, in the opinion of the committee, the petitions of the Collectors of Dighton, Tappahannock, and Camden, ought to lay over till the next session of Congress.”

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act authorizing a loan for the use of the City of Washington, in the D.strict of Columbia, and for other purposes therein mentioned.". The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act 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." And then he withdrew.

Mr. Nicholas, from the Joint Committee of the two Houses, appointed to consider and report what farther business is necessary to be done, during the present session, and at what time it will be proper to adjourn, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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 appointed to inquire if any, or what, alterations are necessary to be made in the act, entitled "An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States ?" and, after some time spent

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therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made several amendments thereto, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally read, amended, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That a bill or bilis be brought in, pursuant to the said report, as amended, and that Mr. Thatcher, Mr. Bailey, Mr. Coit, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Heister, do prepare and bring in the same.

Mr. Sitgreaves, from the committee to whom was referred the memorial of sundry attorneys at law, practising in the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania, made a report; which was read and considered: Whereupon,

Resolved, That so much of the act “ to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," as directs that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania, shall be holden at Yorktown, be repealed ; and that authority be given to the same court, to order, at any term, when it shall appear to them expedient, that the next succeeding session be holden at Yorktown aforesaid.

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

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 eighth ultimo, accompanying the copies of sundry letters from the Governor of the Territory South of the river Ohio ; as, also, a copy of the Constitution or form of Government of the said Territory, under the denomination of the State of Tennessee ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick 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.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect a treaty made between the United States and certain Indian tribes Northwest of the river Ohio ;” also, the bill, entitled “ An act making an appropriation for defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the treaty made between the United States and the Dey and Regency of Algiers ;" also, the bill, entitled, “An act making an appropriation towards defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, made between the United States and the King of Great Britain ;" also, the bill

, entitled " An act making an appropriation for defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the treaty made between the United States and the King of Spain,” 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.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill allowing compensation for horses killed in battle, belonging to officers of the Army of the United States; and, after some time spent therein Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Sedgwick reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendmers thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.
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, MAY 5, 1796. An engrossed bill, in addition to an act, entitled “ 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 ;" 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 in addition to an act, entitled "An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to provide ore 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.

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