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States, during the late war, which have rendered him incapable of obtaining his livelihood by labor.

Also, a petition of John Day, praying that he may receive the arrears of pay and other emoluments due to him as a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks," reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and directed him to report "no amendment thereto.

Ordered, That the said bill be re-committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

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

Resolved, that there be allowed and paid, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, to the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and War Departments, to the 'Treasurer, Comptroller, Auditor, Register, Purveyor of Public Supplies, and Attorney General, per centum on their respective salaries, in addition thereto :

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

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

Mr. Speaker: I am directed to inform this House that the Vice President being absent, the Senate have proceeded to the choice of a President pro tempore, and Samuel Livermore has been duly elected. The Senate have passed the bill

, entitled “An act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river," with sereral amend. ments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

On motion, Ordered, That the amendments of the Senate to the bill last mentioned be committed to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Kitchell, and Mr Glen.

Mr. Sitgreaves, from the committee to whom was referred, on the twenty-serenth ultimo, the memorial of sundry citizens of the United States, residing in the city of Philadelphia, made a report ; which was read and considered : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the committee be discharged from the farther consideration thereof; and that the said memorial be referred to the Secretary of State, with instruction to examine the same, and make report thereon at the next session of Congress.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Conmittee 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 sonie tinfe spent therein, M. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. William Smith reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto

The bill was then amended at the Clerk's table ; and, together with the amendment, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Monday next.

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

Resolved, That it shall not be lawful to sell, within the United States, any vessel ar goods captured from a Prince or State, or from the subjects or citizens of a Prince or State with which the United States are at peace, which vessel or goods shall have been captured by any other foreign Prince or State, or by the subjects or citizens of such Prince or State, unless such vessel and goods shall have been first carried into a port or place within the territory of the Prince or State to which the captors belong ; but sucks vessels and goods shall be carried out of the United States by those who shall hare brought them in : And the sale of any vessel or goods, prohibited as aforesaid, shall be utterly vod.

Ordered, That the said motion be committed to a Committee of the Whole House, or Monday next.

Mr. William Smith, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made a report, relative toʻa provision for the payment of various incidental demands occasioned by the trial of persons for crimes and offences, during the late insurrection ; and, also, for allowing an additional compensation to marshals, jurors, and witnesses, in the Courts of the United States; which was read, and ordered to be cominitted to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

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 authorize Ebeneze

Zane to locate certain lands in the Territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio ;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. William Smith reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the several memorials and petitions of Jacob Bailey, Philip Barlet, John Castleman, Samuel Coe, Andrew Dunscomb, Philip Finch, Thomas Flint, Samuel G, Fowler, and Christopher Fowler, administrators of Samuel Fowler, deceased, William Frost, Benjamin Fry, Jonathan Gaylord, Jacob Gilson, Joseph Graves, Mary Haggety, Philip Helphinstine, Ja- : bez Knapp, Uzal Knapp, Henry B. Livingston, George Lucas, Richard Martin, and Thomas Martin, in behalf of themselves and others, Basil Middleton, George Ogh, Acy Oings, Thomas Pinckney, Lemuel Raymond, Ezekiel Scott, Josiah Smith, Robert Stogdill, John Taylor, Amos Thompson, and William Wilkins, made a report ; which was read. and considered : Whereupon,

Ordered, That so much of the said report as relates to the memorial of Samuel G. Fowler and Christopher Fowler, administrators of Samuel Fowler, deceased, be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

Resolved, That the prayer of the petitions of Jacob Bailey, Philip Barlet, John Castleman, Samuel Coe, Andrew Dunscomb, Philip Finch, Thomas Flint, William Frost, Benjamin Fry, Jonathan Gaylord, Jacob Gilson, Joseph Graves, Mary Haggety, Philip Helphinstine, Jabez knapp, Uzal Knapp, Henry B. Livingston, George Lucas, Richard Martin and Thomas Martin, Basil Miduleton, George Ogh, Acy Oings, Thomas Pinckney, Lemuel Raymond, Ezekiel Scott, Josiah Smith, Robert Stogdill, John Taylor, Amos Thompson, and William Wilkins, cannot be granted; and that the petitioners, respectively, have leave to withdraw the same.

ür. Samuel Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill relative to quarantine ; 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 Monday next.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the several meinorials and petitions of Eliphalet Hamilton, John Holdridge, John Burroughs Hopkins, John S. Hunn, Joseph Liggon, Darby M‘Namara,' Robert Nixon, Andrew Ohe, Eli Parsons, William Smith, Francis Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Richard Treasure, George Vaughan, and William B. Webb, and Conyers White, made a report ; which was read and considered : Whereupon,

Resolved, that the prayer of the said petitions cannot be granted, and that the petitioners, respectively, have leave to withdraw the same. The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next. And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MAY 9, 1796. An engrossed bill laying duties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the former act for that purpose, 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 laying duties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the former act for that purpose."

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 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, with good faith, the treaty lately made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

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

A petition of Benjamin Walker, acting esecutor of Major General Baron Steuben, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying that a warrant for a certain quantity of land granted by the State of Virginia, in consideration of the military services of the deceased, during the late war, which has been located on the lands reserved hy the said State for satisfying their military bounties, on the Northwest of the Obio.

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may be confirmed to the Representatives of the deceased ; and that patents may be issued for the same.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of the Whole House to whom is committed the bill regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen.

A memorial of Harrison and Sterrett, of the City of Philadelphia, assignees of James Swan, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may receive payment for a bill of exchange drawn by the said James Swan, on Messieurs D'Allarde, Swan, and Company, of Paris, in favor of James Monroe, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States in France, which was sold and delivered to the Secretary of the Treasury, in the month of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, on behalf of the United States.

Also, a petition of Jonathan Ilaynes, of Middletown, in the State of Vermont, praying that he may receive the arrears of pension due to him for military services rendered the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition, together with the petition of Albert Russel, presented the seventeenth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, and the report of the Secretary of War thereupon, be referred to the Committee of Claims.

Ordered, That Mr. Goodhue and Mr. Patten have leave to be absent from the service of this House, for the remainder of the session ; and Mr. Isaac Smith, until this day se'nnight.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee, to whom was referred a motion of the twentyseventh of January last, for augmenting the salary of the Accountant to the Depart'ment of War, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to lie on the tahle.

Mr. Israel Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill altering the sessions of the Circuit Courts in the Districts of Vermont and Rhode Island, and for other purposes ; 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. William Lyman, from the committee appointed to take into consideration the state of the fortifications of our harbours; the measures which have been pursued for obtaining proper sites for arsenals, and for replenishing our magazines with military stores ; and to report what further measures are necessary respecting the same, made a report ; which was read, 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 motion of the seventh instant, for increasing the salaries of the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury and War Departments, Treasurer, Comptroller, Auditor, Register, Purveyor of Public Supplies, and the Attorney General ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said motion under consideration

, and come to a resolution thereupon, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table ; where the same was read, as followeth :

Resolved, that there be allowed and paid, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, to the Secretaries of State, Treasury and War Departments, to the Trea. surer, Comptroller, Commissioner of the Revenue, Auditor, Register, Purveyor a Public Supplies, Attorney General, and Postmaster General,

in addition to their respective salaries.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolution at the Clerk's table : Whereupon, The question being taken that the House do agree to the same, It was resolved in the affirmative,

S Yeas

51,

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

Joshua Coit,
Abrahain Baldwin,

William Cooper,
Benjamin Bourne,

Jeremiah Crabb,
Theophilus Bradbury,

George Dent,
Gabriel Christie,

William Findley,

34.

Abiel Foster,

Andrew Moore,
Dwight Foster,

William Vans Murray,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

Alexander D. Orr,
William B. Giles,

John Page,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Reed,
Henry Glen,

Robert Rutherford,
Benjamin Goochue,

Samuel Sitgreaves,
Chauncey Goodrich,

Jeremiah Smith,
Roger Griswold,

Nathaniel Smith,
William B. Grove,

Isaac Smith,
Carter B. Harrison,

Samuel Smith,
Thomas Hartley,

William Smith,
John Heath,

Thomas Sprigs,
James Hillhouse,

John Swanwick,
William Hindman,

George Thatcher,
John Wilkes Kittera,

Uriah Tracey,
George Leonard,

John E. Van Allen,
Samuel Lyman,

Abraham Venable,
James Madison,

Peleg Wadsworth, and
Francis Malbone,

John Williams.
John Milledge,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Theodorus Bailey,

John Hathorn,
Lemuel Benton,

Jonathan N. Havens,
Thomas Blount,

Daniel Heister,
Nathan Bryan,

Thomas Henderson,
Dempsey Burges,

James Holland,
Samuels. Cabell,

George Jackson,
Thomas Claiborne,

Aaron Kitchell,
John Clopton,

Matthew Locke,
Isaac Coles,

William Lyman,
Samuel Earle,

Samuel Maclay,
Jesse Franklin,

Nathaniel Macon,
Albert Gallatin,

Anthony New,
James Gillespie,

John Nicholas,
Chistopher Greenup,

Francis Preston,
Andrew Gregg,

Israel Smith,
Wade Hampton,

Richard Sprigg, jun. and
George Hancock,

Absalom Tatom.
Ordered, That a bill cr bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution ; and that
Mr. Samuel Smith, Mr. Giles, and Mr. Cooper, do prepare and bring in the same.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, accompanying his account of Receipts and Expenditures for the War Department, from the first of January, to the thirty-first of March, one thousand seven bundred and ninety-six, inclusive ; which were 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 of Ways and Means, of the eighteenth ultimo, relative to a farther provision for foreign intercourse ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made a farther 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1796. An engrossed bill altering the sessions of the Circuit Courts in the Districts of Ver. mont and Rhode Island, and for other purposes, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act altering the ses. sions of the Circuit Courts in the Districts of Vermont and Rhode Island, and for other purposes."

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 Montgomery county, in the State of Pennsylvania ; and of the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Richmond, and of the town of Petersburg, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, praying that such law or laws, as may be necessary to carry into effect, with good faith, the treaty lately made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, a memorial of sundry citizens of the town of Dumfries, and its vicinity, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, in opposition thereto.

Ordered, That the said memorials and petitions do lie on the table.
A memorial of Elizabeth Stewart, of the State of Maryland, widow of James Stewart

, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the renewal of two loan office certificates, the property of the deceased, which were destroyed by fire, some time in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven.

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

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Attorney General, accompany. ing his report on the petition of sundry inhabitants of the county of St. Clair

, in the territory Northwest of the river Ohio ; which were read, and ordered to be referred to Mr. Bradbury, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Heath, and Mr. Orr ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for making an additional allowance to certain public officers, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six ; 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 have passed a bill, entitled ** An act allowing compensa; tion for horses killed in battle, belonging to officers of the Army of the United States.” And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House, to whom was committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt," be discharged from the consideration thereof; and that the said bill be re-committed to Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Sitgreaves, Mr. Nathaniel Smith, Mr. Gilbert, and Mr. Henderson.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John Montgomery and Thomas Smith, executors of Brigadier General Richard Butler, de ceased, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-day.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate certain lands in the Territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio;” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, again bad the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he deliver. ed 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 read the third time to-morrow, Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom were referred the petitions of Abraham Konkapot, John Konkapot, and other Indians of the Stockbridge tride, made a report; which was read and considered; Whereupon,

Resolved, that the prayer of the said petitions cannot be granted, and that the petitioners, respectively, have leave to withdraw the same.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House, to whom was committed the bill regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen, be discharged from the consideration thereof; and that the said bill

be re-committed to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Kitchell, and Mr. Glen.

A memorial of sundry officers of the late Army of the United States, whose names are thereunto subscribed, in behalf of theinselves and others, was presented to the Huuse and read, praying that provision may be made, in a bil now depending before the House, for a survey and division of the

lands formerly appropriated

for the officers and soldiers of the late Army of the United States, or of other good lands, in lieu of such parts thereof as have been ceded to the Indians by the late treaty.

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