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

A message was received from the President of the United States, by Mr. Lear, his Secretary, notifying that the President did this day approve and sign the following acts, to wit:

“ An act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the State of Vermont;"

“ An act to explain and amend an act, entitled 'An act making farther provision for the payment of the debts of the United States ;"

“An act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States;" and

“An act fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress.” A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to a resolution “That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, requested to cause a return to be made to Congress, at their next session, of the quantity and situation of the lands not claimed by the Indians, nor granted to, nor claimed by, any citizens of the United States, within the territory ceded to the United States by the State of North Carolina, and within the territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio;" to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said resolution ; and the same being amended by striking out the words “ a return to be made to," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words, “an estimate to be laid before,” was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Lawrance, from the committee to whom was referred the report of the Secretary of the Treasury respecting certificates or evidences of debt, issued since the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, presented a bill concerning certain certificates or evidences of the public debt; which was received, and read the first time.

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, "concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls;" and, after some time sent 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.

The said bill, as amended, was then 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 do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed a bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the purpose therein mentioned ;” 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.

On motion,
The siad bill 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 do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, covering his reports on the several petitions of Gosuinus Erkelens, Elias Hasket Derby, and of Coninghame, Nesbitt, and Company, and James Crawford; which were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

An engrossed bill in addition to the act for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act in addition to the aet for establishing the salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks."

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to compensate George Gibson ; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee had, acccording to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made an amend. ment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to.

And then, the question being put, that the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time : It was resolved in the affirmative,

SAyes ..

33,
Noes

14.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

John Lawrance,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Egbert Benson,

James Madison, junior,
Elias Boudinot,

Peter Muhlenberg,
John Brown,

Thomas Scott,
Edanus Burke,

Joshua Seney,
Lambert Cadwalader,

John Sevier,
Daniel Carroll,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Clymer,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sumpter,
Thomas Fitzsimons

Jonathan Trumbull,
William Floyd,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Vining,
William B. Gilcs,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
Thomas Hartley,

Alexander White, and
Benjamin Huntington,

Henry Wynkoop.
James Jackson,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Benjamin Bourn,

James Schureman,
Abiel Foster,

Theodore Sedgwick,
John Hathorn,

Roger Sherman,
George Leonard,

Peter Silvester,
Samuel Livermore,

George Thatcher, and
George Partridge,

Hugh Williamson. An engrossed bill making further provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on teas 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 collection of the duties by law imposed on teas, and for prolonging the term for the payment of the duties on wines.”

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

An engrossed bill to compensate George Gibson was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “An act to compensate George Gibson.”

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: Mr. Speaker : The Senate disagree to the amendments proposed by this House to the dill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to re-consider the amendments to the said bill: Whereupon,
Resolved, that this House doth insist on their said amendments.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Floyd, 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 two enrolled bills, to wit: one, entitled “An act supplementary to an act establish. ing the Treasury Department, and for a farther compensation to certain officers ;” and another, entitled “An act to amend an act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States."

On a motion made and seconded,

Resolved, That Gifford Dally be authorized to take the care of the rooms appropriated for the use of the House of Representatives until the next session of Congress, and to make the necessary provision of firewood for the next session.

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

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THURSDAY, MARCH 3. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying his report on the petition of Henry Laurens; also, his report on the petitions of several Oneida and Tuscarora Indians, by their attorney, Cornelius Vanslyk; which were read and ordered to lie on the table.

The House proceeded to consider the petition of Thomas Claxton, which lay on the table: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the expenses incurred by the said Thomas Claxton, as stated in his petition, not exceeding one hundred dollars, be included in the account of the Clerk of this House, when rendered, for the contingent expenses of the present session.

Mr. Cadwalader, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of John Tucker, made a report; which was read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth:

“ That the petition being unaccompanied with a stated account of the petitioner's expenses, and the petitioner being absent, the committee cannot ascertain with preci. sion the amount of his claim, and therefore recommend that the farther consideration of the said petition be deferred until the next Session of Congress."

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate adhere to their disagreement to the amendments proposed by this House to the bill, entitled "An act concerning Consuls and Vice Consals." The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled " An act making

further provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on teas, and for prolonging the term for the payment of the duties on wines." The Senate have also agreed to two resolutions, to which they desire the concurrence of this House, as follow:

“That a mint shall be established, under such regulations as shall be directed by law.

“That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be engaged, such artists as shall be necessary to carry the preceding resolution into effect, and to stipulate the terms and conditions of their service; and also to cause to be procured such apparatus as shall be requisite for the same purpose.”

The House proceeded to consider the said resolutions; and the second resolution being amended by inserting after the word "such," the word principal," the same were, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House-Ayes 25, Noes 21.

The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Elias Boudinot,

Thomas Scott,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Theodore Sedgwick,
George Clymer,

Joshua Seney,
Benjamin Contee,

John Serier,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

William Smith, of Maryland,
George Gale,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
John Lawrance,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
Richard Bland Lee,

Henry Wynkoop.
Peter Muhlenberg,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Andrew Moore,
Abrahan Baldwin,

George Partridge,
Edanus Burke,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abiel Foster,

James Schureman,
William B. Giles,

Roger Shern.an,
John Hathorn,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Sumpter,
Benjamin Huntington,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Jackson,

Alexander White, and
George Leonard,

Hugh Williamson. Samuel Livermore, The House proceeded to re-consider the amendments insisted on by this House, and to their disagreement to which the Senate doth adhere, to the bill, entitled “ An act concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls:” Whereupon,"

Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their said amendments.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans, for extraordinary expenses,” with an amendi ent; to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment; and the same being read, as followeth: “Strike out the last clause in the words following, excepting only the hire of one clerk for the several Commissioners in the States of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia;” was, on the question put thereupon, disagreed to Ayes 20, Noes 22.

The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Daniel Heister,
Daniel Carroll,

Benjamin Huntington,
George Clymer,

John Lawrance,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Richard Bland Lee,
Williain Floyd,

Thomas Scott,
George Gale,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Samuel Griffin,

Roger Sherman,
William B. Giles,

Peter Silvester,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Trumbull, and
John Hathorn,

Henry Wynkoop.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison, junior,
Elias Boudinot,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Benjamin Bourn,

George Partridge,
John Brown,

James Schureman,
Edanus Burke,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sumpter,
James Jackson,

John Vining,
George Leonard,

Alexander White, and
Samuel Livermore,

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

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the amendments proposed by this House to the resolution respecting the ungranted lands within the territories of the United States. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act in addition to the act establishing the salaries to the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate do also adhere to their amendment disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans, for ex. traordinary expenses.” And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said message: Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House doth recede from their disagreement to the amendment adhered to by the Senate to the bill last mentioned-Ayes 23, Noes 20.

The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Peter Muhlenberg,
George Clymer,

George Partridge,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Scott,
William Floyd,

Theodore Sedgwick,
George Gale,

John Sevier,
Samuel Griffin,

Roger Sherman,
William B. Giles,

Peter Silvester,
Thomas Hartley,

Jonathan Trumbull,
John Hathorn,

John Vining,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John Lawrance,

Henry Wynkoop.
Richard Bland Lee,

Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Schureman,
Tinothy Bloodworth,

Joshua Seney,
Elias Boudinot,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Benjamin Contee,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Abiel Foster,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
James Jackson,

John Steele,
George Leonard,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Livermore,

Alexander White, and
George Mathews,

Hugh Williamson. Resolved, That this House doth agree to all the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act in addition to the act establishing the salaries to the Exe. cutive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speuker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act for granting lands to the inhabitants and settlers at Vincennes and the Illinois country, in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their possessions," with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “An act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office,” with several amendments, to which they also desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said message: Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House doth agree to all the amendments proposed by the Se. nate to the said two last mentioned hills.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act providing compensations for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for jurors and witnesses, and for other purposes,” 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, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have deferred until the next Session of Congress, the consideration of two bills sent from this House; the one entitled "An act making compen. sation to the widows and orphan children of certain officers who were killed, or who died while in the service of the United States, during the late war, and for the relief of certain invalids and other persons therein mentioned;" the other entitled “An act to compensate George Gibson.” The Senate have also agreed to the amendment proposcd by this House to the resolutions respecting the establishment of a mint. They have also passed the bill, entitled " An act supplementary to the act making provision for the reduction of the public debt,” with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the said last mentioned bill; and the same being read, were agreed to.

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

A message. The Senate recede from such of their amendments as were disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “ An act providing compensations for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for jurors and witnesses, and for other purposes.” The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled "An act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of pensions to invalids, and for the support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" 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.

On a motion made and seconded, that the following clauses of amendment to the Constitution of the United States be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States, to wit:

“That the Congress shall, either by declaring the Superior or Supreme Common Law Court of the State to be the Court, or by creating a new Court for the purpose, esta

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