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Mr. Boudinot, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making appropriations for the support of the Military Establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred ninety-four; 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 Commit. tee 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 bill to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot 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.

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill transferring, for a limited time, the jurisdiction of suits and offences from the District to the Circuit Court of New Hampshire, and assigning certain duties in respect to invalid pensions, to the Attorney of the said District; 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.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill providing for destroyed certificates of certain descriptions; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benjamin Bourne reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

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

Mr. Samuel Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill allowing Lieutenant Colonel Tousard an equivalent for his pension for life; 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.

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, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benjamin Bourne 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.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendment, do lie on the table.

Mr. Watts, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Stephen Pa. ranque, made a report; which was read: Whereupon,

Resolved, That the said Stephen Paranque be permitted to unlade his cargo in the port of New York, on giving bond and security for the duties thereof, to the Collector of the said port of New York, on the usual credit of six, nine, and twelve months, to be computed from the time of unloading.

Ordered, That a bill or bills be brought in, pursuant to the said resolution, and that Mr. Watts Mr. Heath, and Mr. Carnes, do prepare and bring in the same.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the committec appointed to prepare and report such standing rules and orders of proceeding as may be proper to be observed in this House; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot 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.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 7. An engrossed bill to prohibit the camying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country, was read the third time, and the blanks therein

Resoloed, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country.”

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

An engrossed bill providing for destroyed certificates of certain descriptions was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

Resolred, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act limiting the time for presenting claims for destroyed certificates of certain descriptions."

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

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

M. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and nine. ty-four,” with several amendments; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. I am also directed to inform this House that Mr. Foster is appointed of the Committee for Enrolled Bills on the part of the Senate, during the absence of Mr. Vining And then he withdrew.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled “An act for the remission of the duties arising on the tonnage of sundry French vessels which have taken refuge in the ports of the United States," 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.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to provide a Naval armament; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot 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 on Monday next.

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 for the remission of the duties arising on the tonnage of sundry French vessels which have taken refuge in the ports of the United States."

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have appointed a committee on their part, jointly, with such committee as may be appointed on the part of this House, to consider and report what business is necessary to be done by Congress in the present session; and what part of the business now depending may be, without great inconvenience, postponed until the next session, that the proceedings may be so regulated as to close this session by the first Monday in April next. And then he withdrew.

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary, notifying that the President did, this day, approve and sign an act which originated in this House, entitled "An act for the remission of the duties arising on the tonnage of sundry French vessels which have taken refuge in the ports of the United States."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, MARCH 10. The memorials of sundry merchants, mariners, tradesmen, »nd other citizens of the county of Norfolk, and the towns of Norfolk and Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, whose names are thereunto subscribed, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying that a law may pass imposing farther restrictions and higher duties on the importation of articles of the growth or manufacture of such foreign kingdoms or countries as have not entered into a commercial treaty with the United States.

Ordered, That the said memorials be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Secretary of State on the privileges and restrictions on the commerce of the United States in foreign countries.

A memorial of William Denning and others, holders of bills of credit emitted in pursuance of the resolution of the late Congress, of the eighteenth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, was presented to the House and read, praying that adequate provision may be made for securing to the memorialists the amount of interest due on the said bills. Also,

A petition of Margaret Knox, widow of William Knox, late of Rowan county, in the State of North Carolina, deceased, praying that she may receive the pay and other emoluments due for the services of the deceased as a Captain in the second regiment of the North Carolina line, during the late war, to which she conceives herself justly entitled by resolutions of the late Congress. Also,

A petition of Griffith Jones, of the City of Philadelphia, praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim for a quantity of leather furnished for the use of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A memorial of William Simonton, of Iredell county, in the State of North Carolina, praying compensation for the use of, and damages done to, a plantation of the memorialist, which was taken by order of General Greene, for the purpose of establishing a post for receiving military and other stores belonging to the Army of the United States, during the late war.

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

A memorial of Isaac Ledyard was presented to the House and read, praying that he may receive the commutation of half pay for his services as Assistant Purveyor in the Hospital Department, during the late war; also, that a mistake, to the injury of the memorialist, made in the settlement of his account with the United States, may be rectified.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Cobb, and Mr. Learned; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying a statement of the gross sum of money which was expended in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety, in making the treaty with the Creek Indians at New York; and, also, of the amount of presents made to the Creek and Cherokee nations, since the said treaty, pursuant to the resolution of this House, of the third instant; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four;” and the same being read, were agreed to.

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

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in 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 Houze to-morrow.

The House proceeded to consider the resolution of the Senate of the seventh instant, for the appointment of a Joint Committee of the two Houses to consider and report what business is necessary to be done by Congress in the present session, and what part of the business now depending may be, without great inconvenience, postponed until the next session, that the proceedings may be so regulated as to close this session by the first Monday in April next: Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House doth agree to the said resolution; and that Mr. Madison, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Kittera, be appointed a committee on the part of this House.

An engrossed bill to provide a Naval armament was read the third time, and the blanks therein filled up.

And on the question that the said bill do pass,
It was resolved in the afirmative,

SYeas

50, 2 Nays

39. The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,

Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
John Beatty,

Richard Bland Lee,
Elias Boudinot,

William Lyman,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Francis Malbone,
Benjamin Bourne,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Lambert Cadwalader,

William Vans Murray,
David Cobb,

Josiah Parker,
Peleg Coffin,

Thomas Scott,
Joshua Coit,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Henry Dearborn,

Jeremiah Smith,
George Dent,

Samuel Smith,
Samuel Dexter,

William Smith,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Sprigg,
Dwight Foster,

Zephaniah Swift,
Ezekiel Gilbert,

Silas Talbot,
Nicholas Gilman,

George Thatcher,
Henry Glen,

Uriah Tracey,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Trumbull,
James Gordon,

John E. Van Allen,
Samuel Griffin,

Peter Van Gaasbeck,
George Hancock,

Peleg Wadsworth,
James Hillhouse,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
William Hindman,

Artemas Ward,
Samuel Holten,

John Watts, and
John Wilkes Kittera,

Richard Winn.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Theodorus Bailey,

Joseph McDowell,
Abraham Baldwin,

Alexander Mebane,
Thomas Blount,

William Montgomery,
Thomas P. Carnes,

Andrew Moore,
Gabriel Christie,

Joseph Neville,
Thomas Claiborne,

Anthony New,
Isaac Coles,

John Nicholas,
William Findley,

Nathaniel Niles,
William B. Giles,

John Page,
James Gillespie,

Francis Preston,
Christopher Greenup,

John Smilie,
William Barry Grove,

Isracl Smith,
Carter B. Harrison,

Thomas Tredwell,
John Heath,

Philip Van Cortlandt,
Daniel Heister,

Abraham Venable,
John Hunter,

Francis Walker,
William Irvine,

Benjamin Williams,
Matthew Locke,

Paine Wingate, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Joseph Winston
James Madison,
Resolved, that the title of the said bill be, “An act to provide a naval armament."

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

Mr. William Smith, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making certain alterations in the act for establishing the judicial courts, and altering the time of holding certain courts; 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 Wednesday next.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled resolve, “proposing to the several States an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the judicial power,” and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled resolve. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate there with.

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Mr. Watts, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for the relief of Stephen Paranque; 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.

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, MARCH 11. The petitions of John Ostrander, Peter Rutan, and John Gates, of Albany, in the State of New York, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying that they may receive the depreciation of pay and other emoluments due for their services as officers in the New York line of the Continental Army, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Lewis Dubois, of the City of Philadelphia, praying compensation for moneys advanced and services rendered, while a Colonel in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to Mr. Talbot, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Samuel Smith; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of John Gough, and others, branch pilots of the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying that the rates of pilotage now established by law may be increased, or such other regulations adopted for the relief of the petitioners, as to the wisdom of Congress shall seem meet.

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

A memorial of Leighton Wood, junior, Joseph Stretch, and Joshua Dawson, in behalf of themselves and other Clerks in the Treasury Department, was presented to the House and read, praying that they may receive such compensation, in addition to the salaries allowed them by law, as inay be deemed equitable and proper, to reimburse the extraordinary expenses they incurred in the discharge of their official duties during the late calamity in the City of Philadelphia, where they remained at the great personal hazard of themselves and families.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Tracey, Mr. Montgomery, and Mr. Williams; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. New, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four,” 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. Dearborn, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill for erecting a light-house on the island of Seguin, in the District of Maine; 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.

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed a bill, entitled “An act to erect a light-house on the head land of Cape Hatteras, and a lighted beacon on Occacock Island, in the State of North Carolina;” 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 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 to provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in the United States; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Benjamin 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.

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