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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIFTH CONGRESS.

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FIRST SESSION.
Act, a bill to continue in force the act therein men- Accounts between the United States and the indi-
tioned, received

29

vidual States, a bill respecting the balances
committed

30

reported to be due by the individual States,
reported and passed with amendments

31
received

612
the House agree to some and disagree to other

committed

613
amendments
32 reported

615
the Senate recede from the amendments dis-

rejected

617
agreed to

33 Act, a bill to continue in force part of an act there-
Adjournment, a resolution from the House for ad-

in mentioned, received

552
journing on the 28th June
25 ordered to the third reading

554
disagreed to
29 amended and passed

555
a resolution for adjourning on the 10th July 38

(See Revenue Cutters.)
concurred in

44 Adjournment, motion for appointing a committee
the adjournment of the session

46
to report a time for

574
Algiers, a message on the subject of building and

committee appointed

574
equipping two vessels for the use of the

committee of conference appointed

576
Dey, and upon the expediency of increas.

resolution for adjourning on the 9th July, re-
ing the powers, &c., of the American Con-

ceived

587
sul at that port
26 consideration postponed

589, 598, 604
Answer to the President's Speech reported

11 altered to 16th July, and concurred in 605
considered and adopted

12 message of the President requesting a post-
reply of the President thereto

15
ponement of the adjournment

611
Appropriations, a bill making additional appropri-

committed .

616
ations for the year seventeen hundred and

report thereon agreed to

619
ninety-seven, received

35 Alexander, William, a bill for his relief received 507
amended and ordered to the third reading

36
committed .

508
passed with an amendment
37 passed

510
the amendment concurred in

40 Aliens, motion for appointing a committee to report
Arms and ammunition, a bill to prohibit, for a lim-

what provision ought to be made for remov-
ited time, the exportation of, introduced 16

ing from the territory of the United States
passed

17

such persons, not entitled to the rights of
amended by the House

18

citizenship, as may be dangerous to the
amendment agreed to

19
peace of the country

548
Army, bill :o enable the President to raise a pro-

motion amended, and committee appointed 549
visional army, reported
23 a bill concerning aliens reported

554
third reading of the bill negatived

25 considered

556, 564, 565, 567,689
(See also Military Establishment.)

recommitted

570
Artillerists and engineers, a bill for raising an ad-

reported with amendments

571
ditional corps of, passed
18 amendments agreed to

573
non-concurred in
24 bill ordered to the third reading

574
passed

575

amended by the House and the amendments
Absent Senators, the Secretary directed to request,

concurred in

586
by letter, their immediate attendance 558 a bill respecting alien enemies received from
Accountant of the War Department, a bill allow-

the House

590
ing him additional compensation, received 562 committed

591
committed

564
reported

596
further consideration postponed to next session 577

passed with amendments

598
Accountant of the Navy Department, a bill to es. | Amendments. (See Constitution.)
tablish the office of, introduced
598 | Answer to the President's Speech

472
(See Treasury and War Departments.)

reply of the President

474
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Appropriations, bill making partial appropriations

Accounts between the United States and the indi-
for the year seventeen hundred and ninety-

vidual States, a bill respecting the balances
eight, received and committed

483

reported to be due by the individual States,
reported and ordered to the third reading 484

received and committed

2198
passed
485 reported

- 2200
a bill making appropriations for the support of

recommitted

- 2201
Government for the year seventeen hun-

amendments reported

2206
dred and ninety eight, received
506 bill ordered to the third reading

2208
committed .

507
passed

5210
reported, and ordered to the third reading 519 amended by the House

2213
a bill making an appropriation for the reim-

committee of conference appointed on the
bursement
moneys advanced by the

amendments

2214, 2215
Consuls of the United States in certain

report of the committee

2216
536 Additional compensation, a bill giving to certain
passed

539

officers of the Senate and House of Repre-
a bill making certain additional appropriations

sentatives, received and referred

2228
for the year seventeen hundred and ninety-

amendments reported
eight, received and committed
610 bill passed

2231
reported and passed

the amenda ents agreed to with an amend-
a bill making certain appropriations therein

ment

2232
mentioned, received

613 amendment of the House disagreed to 2233
passed

617 committee of conference appointed 2234, 2236
Armament. (See Naval Armament.)

report of the committee

2236
Armed vessels, a bill to authorize the President to Adjourment of the session

2244
accept any armed vessels offered for the use American Seamen, a bill authorizing the repayment
of the United States, reported

517

of money advanced for the relief of sick and
committed

565

disabled seamen in foreign countries 2204
considered

578
committed -

2205
passed

579 reported with amendments and recommitted 2206
Arms and ammunition, a bill to continue the act

reported

2215
prohibiting the exportation of, received 526 ordered to the third reading

- 2219
committed

527
passed

- 2221
amended

528

(See also, Seamen.)
passed
531 Answer to President's Speech, reported

• 2191
Arms and military stores, a resolution respecting

- 2193
the expediency of making provision for sup: Appropriations, bill making, for carrying into ef-
plying deficiencies in

531

fect certain treaties between the United
Army, a rezolution respecting theexpediency of rais-

States and the several Indian tribes, re-
ing a provisional army

531
ported

2215
a bill to authorize the President to raise a pro.

committed

- 2219
visional army, reported
540 ordered to the third reading

. 2220
recommitted

542

passed
reported

543 a bill to defray expenses of holding a treaty or
passed

546

treaties with the Indians, received - 2219
amended by the House

559 concurred in
amendment concurred in

561 bill making appropriations for support of Gov.
a bill supplementary to the above received 581

ernment for the year seventeen hundred
ordered to the third reading

583
and ninety-nine, received

2228
passed
584 passed with amendments

2037
a bill for the augmentation of the army, U.

a bill making additional appropriations for the
S., received

604

year seventeen hundred and ninety-nine,
committ d-

605
received

2235
reported
609 passed with amendments

2237
passed

611 Army, a bill giving eventual authority to the Presi.
Articles of Impeachment exhibited by the House

dent to augment the army, reported . 2209
of Representatives against William Blount,

committed

2217
late a Senator from the State of Tennessee 499 amendments reported

2221
Artillerists and Engineers, a bill to provide an ad-

considered

2222
ditional regiment of, received
542 bill ordered to the third reading

2223
committed -

543
passed

2224
reported

544
amended by the House

2:36
passed
545 the amendments concurred in

2237
a bill making appropriations to defray ex-

a bill giving authority to the President to fill
penses incident to said regiment, received

vacancies in the army and navy, passed
and committed

586 Assistant Postmaster General, a bill for establish-
reported

588
ing his salary, received

9:37
passed
590 third reading of the bill negatived -

2238

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SECOND SESSION.

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Balances due by individual States—(See Accounts.)

Baskerville, William, petition of, praying interpo-
Blount, William, of Tennessee, so much of the

sition of Congre:s in his behalf agaiost cer-
Message of the President as relates to a cer-
tain letter alleged to be written by William

tain proceedings against him for a violation
Blount, referred to a select committee

of the stamp act, committed

. 2220
report of the committee-Mr. Blount ordered

Bayard, Mr., of Delaware, his argument on the
to attend the Senate immediately

36

part of the House in the case of William
Blount

2249
a further report of the committee

37
is allowed advice and assistance of counsel 38

Bell, William, deposition of, in the case of Wil-
liam Blount

2371
consideration of the report of the committee - 38
a message from the House impeaching him

Blount, William, of Tennessee, return of the writ
of summons

2190
for high crimes and misdemeanors

39
enters into bond, &c., to answer the charges

the Secretary directed to notify the House of
the return of the summons

2194
alleged against him

40

rules for conducting the trial reported and a
the report further considered
41

2196
motion to postpone further consideration to

Court of Impeachment formed
next session negatived

further report on the rules for conducting the
41
trial

2197
report of the committee, and a resolution ex-

commencement of the trial

- 2245
pelling Mr. Blount from his seat in the
Senate of the United States, adopted

• 2247
44

plea of the defendant
order for entering upon the Journal of the

replication and rejoinder

- 4248
Senate his failure to appear agreeably to his

arguments on the part of the prosecution 2249, 2294
recognizance

on the part of the defence
45

2262, 2278

resolution respecting his impeachability nega-
Bradford, William, of Rhode Island, elected Presi-

tived

2318
dent pro tempore.

decision of the court, dismissing the impeach-
ment

2319
Balances due by individual States. (See Accounts.) report of the committee appointed to conduct
Ball, Joseph, and others, petition of, laid on the

the impeachment

2319
table

517 depositions and other documents in relation to
committed -

522
the case

2324 to 2416
Bank of the United States, a bill for the punish-

Books, petition of the Baltimore Library Company
ment of frauds on the, introduced

573

praying exemption from the duties charge-
committed -

575
able on books, laid on the table

2208
reported

578 Brown, John, and other merchants, petition of,
ordered to a third reading

585

praying to be enabled, at the public ex-
passed

586

pense, to prosecute their claims for proper-
Blount, William, of Tennessee, a message from the

ty destroyed by the belligerent Powers, re-
House with the articles in maintenance of

ferred to the Secretary of State

2209
the impeachment

498 Buxton, Dr. Charles, his deposition in the case of
motion for appointing a committee to report

William Blount

2379
on the measures necessary to be adopted in

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relation to said articles

506
committee appointed

510
a partial report made and recommitted 511 Chaplain appointed
another report

512 Congress, conference asked by the House on the act
considered

513

of the last session for altering the time of
adopted

514
meeting of

27
the Secretary directed to issue writ of sum-

the Senate decline the conference

514 a bill to ascertain the time for the next meet-
committee of conference appointed in relation

ing of, introduced

27, 28
to the proceedings in the casc
537 ordered to the third reading

29
report of the committee
540 passed

31
Brown, Obadiah, bill for his relief, received 547 amendment of the House concurred in

32
committed

518 Consuls and Vice Consuls, a bill concerning them
reported

551
reported and passed

33
passed

552 Cutts, Samuel, and other merchants, petition of,
Bryan, Col. Nathan, of South Carolina, resolu-

praying compensation for spoliations com-
tion for attending his funeral

571

mitted on their property by foreign armed
vessels, laid on the table -

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Bail, a bill providing for the security of, in certain

SECOND SESSION,
cases, reported

· 2216 Canada and Nova Scotia. See (Refugees.)
committed

2217 Cannon, arms, &c., a bill to enable the President
reported with amendments

• 2225

to procure cannon, arms, &c., received
ordered to the third reading

. 2228 reported
passed

2229 passed

543
549
551

Senate Proceedings.

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Carmichael, William, a bill for the relief of the Congress, committee appointed on the subject of
legal representatives of, received

478 amending the law of 1794, respecting the
reported

convening of Congress in case of contagi-
passed

485
ous sickness

475
a bill appropriating money for a balance due

report laid on the table

476
the heirs of, received

529 motion for appointing a committee to report
committed

530

on the propriety of altering the time for the
passed

544

next annual meeting of, agreed to and a
Census, a bill providing for the enumeration of

committee appointed

. 574
the inhabitants of the United States re-

committee of conference appointed

576
ceived
588 their report

580
committed

591 a bill to alter the time for the next annual
reported and postponed to next session 610

meeting of, introduced and committed 602
Chaplain appointed
471 reported and passed

604
Charleston, South Carolina, memorial from sun-

rejected by the House

608
dry merchants of, complaining of the in-

another bill introduced

613
jurious operation of the revenue laws, laid

third reading negatived

614
on the table

480 Connecticut, petition from the loan officer of this
Claims, a bill for limiting the time within which

State, praying payment of his accounts for
claims against the United States for credits

extra clerk hire, referred to the Secretary
on the books of the Treasury may be pre-

of the Treasury. (See Imlay Williams.)
sented for allowance, received

520

motion for appointing a committee to con-
reported

522

sider the subject of accepting a cession of
passed with amendments

598
territory from this state, laid over

486
Clark, Thomas, a bill for the relief of, received 496 committed

487
ordered to a third reading

523 report of the committee laid on the table 502
negatived
524 postponed to the next session

618
Clerk of the House, office of, a bill allowing addi- Constitution, motion for proposing certain articles
tional compensation to the principal and

of amendment

493
engrossing clerks in, received

616 consideration of the motion postponed 494
passed with amendments

617 motion for proposing an amendment in rela-
Clerks, a bill to revive and continue the act re-

tion to qualifications for the offices of Presi-
specting the compensation of, received 527

dent and Vice President, laid over

602
committed -

528 Consuls, a bill making an appropriation for the re-
amendments reported

533

payment of moneys advanced by the con.
bill passed -

534

suls of the United States in certain cases,
amendments disagreed to by the House and

received -

536
insisted on by the Senate
549 passed

539
the Senate recede -

555 Contested elections, a bill to prescribe the mode of
Collectors, a bill to regulate and fix the compen-

taking evidence in cases of, and to compel
sation of officers employed in collecting

attendance of witnesses, received

485
the internal revenue and to insure the set-

committed -

486
tlement of their accounts, received
574 passed with amendments

487
committed

576 Crimes against the United States, a motion for leave
reported

601

to bring in a bill to define the crime of
passed with amendments

603

treason, and to define and punish the crime
amendments concurred in

604, 605
of sedition

589
Commerce, committee appointed on so much of

bill reported

590
the President's Speech as relates to meas-

committed

591
ures necessary for the protection and secu-

reported

596
rity of
475 passed

599
a bil for the more effectual protection of the

amended by the House

- 607
commeree and coasts of the United States

amendment concurred in

609
reported -

559 Crowell, Sylvanus, bill for his relief, received 520
passed
563 reported

522
a bill in addition to said act reported
580 passed

523
ordered to the third reading

581
passed

582 Carey, James, examination of, in the case of Wil-
amended by the House

588
liam Blount

- 2381
amendments referred to committee
539 his depositions

2384, 2388
concurred in

590 Census, a bill providing for the enumeration of the
a bill further to protect the commerce of the

inhabitants of the United States, received 2198
United States, received
597 reported with amendments

2201
reported
600 passed

2202
passed

601 amendments disagreed to by the House and
Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, report of

adhered to by the Senate

2204
the
476 House adhere to the disagreement

220

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Chaplains, resolution for appointing two, of differ-
ent denominations

2191 Debtors, a bill for the relief of persons imprisoned
appointed

• 2191

for debts due the United States, received 565
Clark, Elijah, his deposition in Blount's case 2413 committed

567
Clerks, a bill to regulate and fix the compensation

reported

569
of, received

2226
ordered to the third reading

570
reported and ordered to the third reading 2233

passed

571
passed

2235

a bill supplementary to the above, received 565
Collectors, a bill to establish the compensation of

passed

571
officers employed in collecting the duties on De Grasse, Count, a bill authorizing the payment
imports and tonnage, received

2221 of certain sums of money to the daughters
reported

2227
of the late, received

483
passed with amendments
2232 passed

485
Commerce, committee instructed to inquire what Direct tax. (See Taxes.)

amendments are necessary to the act in ad. Doorkeeper and his assistant, a bill for allowing ad-
dition to the act for the more effectual pro-

ditional compensation to, reported

481
tection of

2219

passed
bill reported

482, 615
- 2226

a resolution investing the Doorkeeper with the
passed

- 2231
authority of Sergeant-at-arms

497
(See French citizens.)

Duties, a bill to postpone, for a limited time, the
Congress, a bill to alter the time for the next meet-

commencement of the duties on stamped
ing of, reported

· 2241
vellum, parchment, &c., received

477
passed

2242
passed

478
Connecticut, a bill to authorize the acceptance of a

a bill to amend the several acts laying du-
cession from this State of the territory call-

ties on spirits distilled in the United States
ed the Western Reserve

- 2199
and on stills, received

483
reported

- 2203
reported

490
recommitted
2219 ordered to the third reading

491
reported
2221 passed with amendment

492
amendments agreed to, and the bill ordered to

amendment disagreed to by the House, and
the third reading -

2227
adhered to by the Senate

493
passed

2230 a bill to repeal the act laying duties on stamp-
Constitution, resolution directing the Secretary to

ed vellum, &c., received -

512
have a number of copies, together with the

rejected

513
amendments, bound for the use of the Se-

a bill to amend said act, received

518
nate

2202
reported

521
agreed to
2203 passed with amendment

522
Court of Impeachment formed

2196 a bill further to amend said act received 613
resolution for dispensing with the ayes and

committed

615
noes on questions of adjournment, or of

further consideration postponed to next session 616
granting further time to the parties

2199

a bill to continue, for a limited time, part of
proceedings of the court

2245 to 2319 the act making further provision for collect-
(See Blount, William.)

ing the duties on foreign and domestic dis.
Crimes against the United States, a bill for the

tilled spirits and on stills, wines, and teas,
punishment of certain, therein speci-

received

527
fied
2203 committed

528
ordered to the third reading -
- 2205 reported

530
passed
- 2206 passed

533
a bill to suspend, for a further time, the du.
D.

ties on the manufacture of snuff in the Uni-
FIRST SESSIOX.

ted States, and on drawbacks on the export-

ation thereof, received
Dallas, A. J., one of the counsel for Wm. Blount

608
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passed
Dayton, Jonathan, of New Jersey, elected Speaker
of the House

9
Duties, a bill laying duties on licenses for the sale Dallas, A. J., of Pennsylvania, his argument in
of wines and foreign distilled spirits, re-

the case of William Blount
ceived

2262
29 Davy, William, his deposition in the case of Wil-
committed

30

liam Blount
amendments reported

- 2365
32 Distillers, a bill respecting, received
ordered to the third reading

2237
35

committed
passed

- 2238
36

passed
a bill laying duties on stamped vellum, parch-

2240
Docks, a bill authorizing the establishment of, re-
ment, &c., received

33

ceived
passed

2218
36

reported
a bill laying additional duties on salt im.

2222

ordered to the third reading
ported, received and passed

• 2223
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passed

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