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Thomas Henderson,

Andrew Moore,
James Holland,

Anthony New,
George Jackson,

John Nicholas,
Aaron Kitchell,

John Richards,
Matthew Locke,

Israel Smith,
Samuel Maclay,

Absalom Tatom, and
Nathaniel Macon,

George Thatcher. Resolved, That the title of the said bill be, “An act making an additional allowance to certain public officers, for the year one thousand seven hundred and 'ninety-six,” and that the Clerk of this House do carry it to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

Memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the several towns and districts of Blanford, Westfield, Southampton, Russell, Holland, Montgomery, Gardner, Coxhall, Boylston, Dartmouth, Royalston, Stow, Ashburnham, Bath, Gray, Concord, and Athol, 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 to carry into effect, with good faith, the treaty lately made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, the memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the towns of Stephenton and Kingsbury, in the State of New York, and of Kent county, in the State of Delaware, to the same effect.

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

A petition of Griffith Greene, of Marietta, in the Territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio, was presented to the House and read, praying that he may be permitted to improve and work a salt spring, which he has discovered on the Muskingum river, on the lands reserved for the future disposition of the United States, in the said Territory, for such a term of years, and under such regulations, as Congress, in their wisdom, may think proper to prescribe.

Ordered, that the said petition be referred to Mr. William Smith, Mr. Nicholas, and Mr. Kitchell ; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of sundry citizens of the United States, owners or masters of vessels, employed in the coasting trade within the District of New York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, 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 licences 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.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers ;” 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. Harrison, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill directing certain experiments to be made, to ascertain uniform standards of weights and measures for 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.

Ordered, That Mr. Hillhouse and Mr. Hartley have leave to be absent from the service of this House, after Wednesday next, and Mr. Parker, after Thursday next, for the remainder of the session.

The House proceeded to consider the amendment, reported yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House, to 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 ; and the same being read, was agreed to.

The bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill altering the compensation of the Accountant of the War Department; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Halhouse reported that the committee had, according to order, trad 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.

Orde red, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union, to whom were referred the memorials and petitions of sundry merchants and other citizens of the States of Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and South Carolina, praying to be indemnified by the Government of the United States, for the property which has been unjustly taken from them, by the armed vessels of the British, be discharged from the consideration of the same.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill in addition to an act, entitled “An act to establish the Post Office anı 1 Post Roads within the United States ;” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Spealzer resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amend ments the reto ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

Orderea', T'hat the said bill, with the amendments, do lie on the table.
The sei eral orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And the in the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1796. An engre issed 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, 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 regulating the grants of larıd appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen."

Ordered, 1chat the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurr ence.

An engros sed bill altering the compensation of the Accountant of the War Deparlment was read the third time.

Resolved, 'That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act altering the compensation of the Accountant of the War Department."

Ordered, T hat the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desint their concurr ence.

Memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the town of Sharon, in the State of l lassachusetts, and of the towns of Marbletown and Cherryvalley, in the State of New York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying that such law or laws as may be necessary to car• ry 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 message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “ An act providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States," to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew. · The suid bill was read the first time.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, yesterday, wait on the President of the United States, and present, for his approba tion, two enrolled bills : one entitled “An act to regulate traile and intercourse with: the India n tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers ;" and another entitled " An act to au thorize Ebenezer Zane to locate certain lands in the Territory of the Cnited States Northwest of the river Ohio."

The Il ouse proceeded to consider the amendments, reported yesterday, from the Committee of the Whole House, to the bill in addition to an act, entitled ** An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States," and, the same being read, wer e agreed to.

Orderer', That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the thinh time to-in orrow.

Mr. Tricey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was committed the bill see from the Senate, entitled “An act making an extra allowance to certain Clerks in the public offices, and to the widows of certain deceased Clerks,” reported several amendments the reto ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were serer ally read, and, together with the said bill, ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

Mr. Bourne, from the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, presented, according to order, a bill supplementary to the act, entitled "An act to alter and amendthe act, entitled 'An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar;" 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 llouse to-morrow.

Mr. Tracey, from the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred the petition of Alexander Fowler, made a report ; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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 authorizing the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts."

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

Mr. William Smith, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Griffin Greene, reported a bill to empower the Secretary of the Treasury to lease the salt springs, reserved for the United States, in the territory Northwest of the river Ohio ; 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 the bill, entitled “An act making provision for the payment of certain debts of the United States," with several amendments ; 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 an act, which originated in 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 then he withdrew.

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 for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, bad the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table. The House proceeded to consider the said amendments ; and debate arising thereon, An adjournment was called for : Whereupon, The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow. And then the House adjourned until to-morrow eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1796. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States," was read the second time.

Ordered, That the said bill be read the third time to-morrow.

An engrossed bill in addition to an act, entitled “An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within 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 in addition to an act, entitled 'An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States.”

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

On motion, Resolved, That the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives be authorized to close the present session, by adjourning their respective Houses on Wednesday, the twenty-fifth instant.

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

Memorials and petitions of sundry citizens and inhabitants of the towns of Hardwick, Groton, Bernardstown, Greenfield, Montague, Buckland, Shelburne, Leyden, Chesterfield, Lunenburg, Southbury, Harvard, Plympton, Carver, Wareham, Hanover, Town

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ford, Concord, and Acton, 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 to carry into effect, with good faith, the late treaty made between the United States and Great Britain, may be enacted.

Also, a memorial of sundry citizens of the county of Albany, in the State of New York, whose names are thereunto subscribed, to the same effect.

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

Mr. William Smith, from the Committee of Ways and Means, made a report relative to appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments of the United States, and for the payment of military pensions, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six ; which was read, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next.

The House résumed the consideration of the amendments reported yesterday from the Committee of the Whole House to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" and the same being read, were agreed to.

The said bill was then further amended at the Clerk's table ; and, together with the amendments, ordered to be read the third time 10-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act making provision for certain debts of the United States," which lay on the table : Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.

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 making provision 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.”

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 making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations, and to continue in force the act, entitled “ An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations; 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 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.

Ordered, That Mr. Page have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the session.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary : Mr. Speaker : The Senate have postponed, until the next session of Congress, the consideration of the bill, entitled “ An act in addition to an act, entitled. An act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States.” And then he withdrew.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill directing certain experiments to be made to ascertain uniform standards of weights and measures for the United States; 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 bill under consideration, and made no amend ment 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 eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1796. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled " An act providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States,” was read the third time : And, on the question that the same do pass, It passed in the negative. And so the said bill was rejected. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The bill sent from the Senate, entitled " An act for the relief of persons imprisoned

for debt,” together with the amendments agreed to yesterday, 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 to acquaint the Senate therewith. An engrossed bill making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations, and to continue in force the act, entitled “An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations," 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 further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations, and to continue in force the act, entitled . An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations."

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

An engrossed bill directing certain experiments to be made to ascertain uniform standards of weights and measures for the United States was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act directing certain experiments to be mule to ascertain uniform standards of weights and measures for the United States."

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

On motion, Ordered, That the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures be instructed to pre. pare and bring in a bill or bills providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States.

A petition of sundry merchants and traders of the town of Petersburg, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read, praying a revision and amendment of the act, entitled “An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same."

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Committee of Commerce and M&nufactures.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled "An act 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 and vessels,” with several amendments ; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That Mr. Livingston have leave to be absent from the service of this House for the remainder of the session.

Mr. William Smith, from the Committee of Ways and Means, to whom was re-committed the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks,” together with the amendment agreed to on the thirteenth instant, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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 to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers."

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 concerning the post road from Wiscasset, in Maine, to Savannah, in Georgia ; 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 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.

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

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “An act laying duties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the former act for that purpose,” with several amendments ; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be committed to Mr. New, Mr. Goodrich, and Mr. Holland.

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