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Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said message and reports.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1797. The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the confidential Message of the President of the United States of the ninth ultimo, enclosing reports from the Departments of State and of the Treasury, relative to the present situation of the affairs of the United States with the Dey and Regency of Algiers ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Dent reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said message and reports under consideration, and come to two resolutions thereupon ; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, amended, and agreed to by the House, as follow :
Resolved, That the President of the United States be authorized to apply a further sum of two hundred and fifty-five thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine dollars and three cents to the extra expenses which have attended the intercourse of the United States with Algiers ; and that a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty-five thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine dollars and three cents be appropriated for that purpose.
Resolved, That the further sum of ninety-six thousand two hundred and forty-six dollars and sixty-three cents be appropriated for discharging the two first years annuity to Algiers, pursuant to treaty, in addition to the sum appropriated for that purpose, by the act of the sixth of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six.
Ordered, That the said resolutions be referred to the Committee of Ways and Means, with instruction to prepare and bring in a bill or bills, pursuant thereto.
[Vide Public Journal of the 18th and 21st of February, 1797, pages 706, 710, 711, and 712.)
INDEX TO VOL. II.
Absence, leave of, granted 16, 127, 132, 135, 138, 147, 178, 195, 206, 214, 244, 273,
343, 439, 446, 451, 452, 454, 476, 489, 493, 497, 502,
624, 679, 708
10, 74, 112, 114, 120
154, 162, 169
314, 318, 349
633, 634, 636, 637
(See bills H. R. No. 226.)
· 138, 214
· 621, 644
24, 26, 28, 29, 38, 42, 43, 57, 68, 77, 218-Supplemental Journal.
(See bills H. R. No. 14.)
110, 114, 115