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Edward Carrington has been appointed supervisor, with has been appointed. The ports at which neither cola salary of one thousand dollars, and a commission of lector nor surveyor resides, have been placed under the one per cent. Drury Ragsdale has been appointed in- | inspection of the collector or surveyor of the district to. spector of survey No. 1; Edward Stevens of No. 2; which they belong, as the one or the other is the inMayo Carrington of No. 3; Thomas Newton of No. 4; spector of the revenue for the port where he resides. Edward Smith of No.5; James Brackenridge of No. 6; The duties of these inspectors are confined to spirits and Thomas Marshal of No. 7. The compensation to imported from abroad; and, as they bear an analogy to these officers are to each, a salary of four hundred and those which they have been accustomed to perform, no fifty dollars, and a commission of one per cent. compensation has been assigned. The officers, directed

North Carolina forms five surveys. No. 1, consists by the 18th section of the law to be appointed by the of the counties of Wilmington, Onslow, New Hanover, supervisors, have been denominated collectors of the Brunswick, Bladen, Duplin, Anson, Richmond, Moore, revenue. Their number has been of necessity left to Cumberland, Robertson, and Sampson; No. 2, of the the discretion of the supervisor, with these general inticounties of Carteret, Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, Craven, Jones, mations, that they should be, in all cases, as few as the Dobbs, Johnson, and Wayne; No.3, of the counties of proper execution of the business would permit; and Currituck, Cambden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chow. that, in regard to the collection of the duties on stills, an, Gates, Hartford, and Tyrrel; No. 4, of the coun- one for each county would suffice; but this regulation ties of Northampton, Martin, Halifax, Nash, Edgecomb, necessarily varies as the stills are more or less dispersed. Warren, Franklin, Caswell, Orange, Randolph, Grand- Where they are much scattered, two, three, or more ville, Wake, and Chatham; No. 5, of the counties of counties, have been assigned to the same person. The Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Roan, Iredel, Surry, Stokes, compensation to these officers is a commission on the Rockingham, Gilford, Lincoln, Rutherford, Burke, and sums collected by each, of two per cent. on the product Wilkes. William Polk has been appointed supervisor, of the duties on spirits distilled from foreign materials, and a salary of seven hundred dollars, and a commis- and of four per cent. on the product of the duties sion of one per cent. have been assigned him as a com- arising from spirits distilled from domestic materials, pensation. James Read has been appointed inspector whether per gallon or by the still. This difference was of survey No. l; John Daves of No. 2; Thomas Ben- dictated by the different nature of the business. bury of No. 3; John Whitaker of No. 4; and Joseph TREASURI DEPARTMENT, October 31, 1791. M'Dowel, the elder, of No. 5. The compensation to By order of the President of the United States : the inspectors of surveys Nos. 1, 2, and 3, are to each

ALEXANDER HAMILTON, a commission of two per cent.; those inspectors being also officers of the customs. A salary of four hundred

Secretary of the Treasury. and fifty dollars, and a commission of one per cent. have Ordered, That the Message from the President been assigned as a compensation to the inspectors of of the United States, and the papers therein refer: surveys Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

red to, lie for consideration, South Carolina forms three surveys. No. 1, consists of the counties of Colleton, Berkley, Washington, Mari- yesterday to consider the necessary business to be

Mr. STRONG, from the committee appointed on, Bartholomew, Charleston, Granville, Hilton, Lin. acted on, reported as follows: coln, Shrewsbury, Winton, Orange, and Lewisburgh; No. 2, of the counties of Winyaw, Williamsburgh, Lib

That, in the opinion of the committee, it will be erty, Kingston, Darlington, Chesterfield, Marlborough, proper for the Senate to proceed on the following

business: Clarendon, Clermont, Lancaster, Kershaw, Richland, Fairfield, Chester, and York; No. 3, of the counties of

1. The establishing of a Mint Edgefield, Abbeville, Newbury, Laurens, Union, Spar 2. The fixing the standard of Weights and Meatanburg, Greenville, and Pendleton.

The duties of sures. inspector of survey No. 1, are performed by the super 3. The determining the time for choosing the Electvisor, Daniel Stevens, to whom a salary of seven hun-ors of the President and Vice President, and the day on dred dollars, and a commission of one per cent. have which they shall give their votes, and prescribing the been assigned as a compensation. Benjamin Cud- mode of transmitting the votes to the seat of Governworth has been appointed inspector of survey No. 2, ment. and Sylvanus Walker of No. 3. The compensation 4. Providing compensation for the officers of the Judiassigned to the inspector of survey No. 2, is a salary ofcial Courts of the United States, and for jurors and witthree hundred dollars, and a commission of two per nesses. cent., to the inspector of survey No. 3, a salary of four 5. The bill postponed in the Senate, at the last seshundred and fifty dollars, and a commission of one per sion, for establishing offices for the purpose of Granting cent.

Lands within the territories of the United States. Georgia forms one survey. The supervisor, John 6. The bill, postponed in like manner, concerning Matthews, officiates as inspector. The compensation Consuls and Vice Consuls. assigned him is a salary of five hundred dollars, and a commission of one per cent.

To which report the Senate agreed. The commission, in each case, is computed upon the

The petition of William Hort, in behalf of nett product of the duties on spirits distilled within the Isabella, Martha, and Mary, daughters of John jurisdiction of the officer to whom it is allowed; which Bush, late of the second continental regiment in nett product is determined by deducting, at each stage the State of South Carolina, praying that the benof the compensation, all preceding charges.

efits of the resolutions of Congress, of 15th May, With regard to the ports, the following arrangements 1778, and 24th August, 1780, may be extended to have been made: At the ports at which there are both them, for the reasons mentioned in the petition. a collector and a surveyor, the latter has been appointed Ordered, That this petition be referred to the an inspector; where there is a collector only, he has Secretary of War, to report thereon to the Senate. been appointed; and where there is a surveyor only, he Ordered, That Messrs. IZARD, MONROE, and

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LANGDON, be a committee to take into considera- district of South Carolina to complete and make return tion the subject relative to Weights and Measures of the enumeration of the inhabitants of the said district and report their opinion thereon.

to the President of the United States, in the form and Ordered, That Messrs. RUTHERFURD, SHER- manner prescribed by the act, entitled “ An act providMAN, and BURR, be a committee to report a billing for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United determining the time of choosing the Électors of States," at any time on or before the first day of March President and Vice President, and the day in which next; any thing in the said recited act to the contrary

notwithstanding. they shall give their votes, and prescribing the mode of transmitting the votes to the seat of Go- said district shall be exonerated of and from all penalties

And be it further enacted, That the marshal of the vernment.

and forfeitures to which he became liable for not making Ordered, That Messrs. Henry, STRONG, and the said returns to the President within the time preMONROE, be a committee to report a bill providing scribed by the act aforesaid. compensation for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for jurors and

Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading witnesses.

Ordered, That the petition of John Mangoall, Ordered, That Messrs. King, Foster, Monroe, be referred to the Secretary of State, to report STRONG, and BUTLER, be a committee to report a

thereon to the Senate. bill for establishing offices for the purpose of Granting Lands within the territories of the United States.

FRIDAY, November 4. Ordered, That Messrs. MORRIS, Cabot, and ELLSWORTH, be a committee to report a bill con STEPHEN R. BRADLEY, from the State of Vercerning Consuls and Vice Consuls.

mont, appeared, produced his credentials, and took Ordered, That Messrs. BURR, BUTLER, and Ro-his seat. BINSON, be a committee to revise the Rules, and The Senate proceeded to the second reading of report such alterations and additions as may be the bill for granting further time for making renecessary.

turn of the enumeration of the inhabitants of the district of South Carolina:

The bill was amended, by striking out the word WEDNESDAY, November 2.

"recited,” at the end of the first section, and also

the second section of the bill. The petition of the distillers of the city of New The rule being dispensed with, the bill was then York was read, praying for such alteration as may read the third time, and passed. be thought expedient in the act repealing, after the Ordered, That the Secretary desire the conlast day of June next, the duties heretofore laid currence of the House of Representatives in the upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and amendments to this bill. laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits The petition of Charles Colville, of the city of distilled within the United States, and for appro- Philadelphia, was read, praying to have a sum of priating the same.

money reimbursed his brothers, who are in adOrdered, That this petition be sent to the House vance thereof, to redeem him from captivity at of Representatives.

Algiers, and for allowance for his expenses and The memorial of James Sinkler, praying to be sufferings. enabled to fund certain indents, in lieu of those Ordered, That the petition be referred to Messrs. destroyed by fire, was read, and referred to the BUTLER, Langdon, MORRIS, King, and STRONG, Secretary of the Treasury to report thereon to the to consider and report what is proper to be done Senate.

thereon. The petition of John Mangnall, for compensa Ordered, That all communications made to tion for certain losses sustained in the sea service the Senate on the subject of the American priduring the late war, was read, and ordered to lie soners at Algiers, and now on file in the Seon the table.

cretary's office, be referred to the same committee, and that they be instructed to report gen

erally thereon. THURSDAY, November 3. A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate, that the House of Repre

Monday, November 7. sentatives have passed the bill, entitled "An act

The Senate proceeded to class the Senators granting further time for making return of the from the State of Vermont, in conformity to the enumeration of the inhabitants in the district of resolution of the 14th of May, 1789, and as the South Carolina,” in which they desire the concur. Constitution requires. Whereupon, rence of the Senate. The abovementioned bill was read the first time, into the box, when Mr. ROBINSON drew the blank,

No. 3 and a blank were, by the Secretary, put as follows:

and Mr. Bradley drew No. 3; Mr. BRADLEY is Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent accordingly of the class whose seats will be vaatives of the United States of America in Congress cated in the Senate at the expiration of four years assembled, That it shall be lawful for the marshal of the from March, 1791.

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Cts.
150,239 24
51,449 32
48,550 68
148,984 71
116,542 69
33,457 31
50,000 00
49,934 09

50,005 34
Dlls.

699,163 38

Cts.
278,687 30
79,661 32
68,776 72
238,721 48
186,999 96
54,031 1
81,666 67
74,373 30

68,447 00
Dlls.

cie paid for the

purchases. stocks purchas.

ed. Amount of six Amount of three Amount of de- Total amount of Amount of Spe

ferred stock. per cent stock. per cent. stock.

510,619 76 1,131,364 76

JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.

Cts.
61,072 47
26,477 13
11,779 18
138,605 87
173,708 88
41,548 80
40,000 00
14,714 77

2,712 66
Dlls.

309,621 56

Statement of the purchases of Public Stock by the Agents of the Trustees named in the act for the reduction of the Pub

lic Debt.

Cts.
61,306 33
15,402 51
14,798 63
94,487 67
13,291
12,482 21
41,666 67
27,466 46

28,720 00
Cts. | Dlls.
156,308 50
37,781 68
42,198 91
· 5,627 94
32,1927

37,014 34
Dlls.

311,123 44

The numbers 1 and 2 were then put into the box, when Mr. Robinson drew No. 1, who is accordingly of the class whose seats will be vacated in the Senate at the expiration of six years from March, 1791.

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate, that the House of Representatives have agreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill granting further time for making return of the enumeration of the inhabitants in the district of South Carolina; and they have ordered that a committee be appointed, jointly, with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, for the purpose of enrolled bills.

The Senate took into consideration the order of the House of Representatives, appointing a joint Committee on Enrolled Bills, and it was agreed to; and, ordered, that Mr. RUTHERFURD be of the committee on the part of the Senate.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House of Representatives with the agreement of the Senate, to the appointment of a joint committee for the purpose abovementioned.

The Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund
was read, as follows:
The Vice President of the United States and President

of the Senate, the Chief Justice, the Secretary of
State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney
General, respectfully report to the Congress of the
United States of America :

That, pursuant to the act, entitled “ An act making provision for the reduction of the public debt;" and, in conformity to two resolutions agreed upon by them, one on the fifteenth day of January, another on the fifteenth day of August last, and severally approved by the President of the United States, they have caused purchases of the said debt to be made, through the agency, respectively, of Samuel Meredith, Treasurer of the United States, William Seton, Cashier of the Bank of New York, Benjamin Lincoln, Collector of the district of Boston and Charlestown, and William Heth, Collector of the district of Bermuda Hundred, to the amount of eight hundred fifty-two thousand six hundred seventyseven dollars and forty-six cents, and for which there have been paid five hundred forty-eight thousand nine hundred twenty-four dollars and fourteen cents, in specie; as will more particularly appear by the several documents No. 1 to 8, herewith submitted as a part of this report, and which specify the places where, the times when, the prices at which, and the persons of whom, the said purchases have been made.

That, though the statements of William Seton and Benjamin Lincoln have not yet passed through the forms of a settlement, it appears, by the document No. 8, being a certified transcript from the books of the

Ordered, That the Report and papers referred Treasury, that the amount of the stock, by them

to lie for consideration.

respectively reported to have been purchased, has been duly transferred to the said books.

Tuesday, November 8. That the purchases now, and heretofore reported, amount in the whole to one million one hundred thirty

No business appears to have been done in the one thousand three hundred sixty-four dollars, and Senate to-day, except the receiving and signing seventy-six cents, for which there have been paid six engrossed bills. hundred ninety-nine thousand one hundred sixty-three dollars, and thirty-eight cents in specie.

WEDNESDAY, November 9.
Signed in behalf of the Board:

OLIVER ELLSWORTH, from the State of Con,
JOHN ADAMS. necticut, attended, and took his seat.

BY WHOM PURCHASED.

19th,

5th,
12th,

2d,

3d,

to February 1st,
December 7th, 1790, to January 11th, 1791

to August 27th,
to Sept.
to Sept.
to Sept.
to April

to March
Samuel Meredith, from passing of the act to Dec. 6th, 1790

31st,

10th,
January 12th,
August 17th,

Sept.
William Seton, August 19th,
William Heth, February 24th,
Benj. Lincoln, February 22d,

Ditto
Ditto
Ditto
Ditto

TREASURI DEPARTMENT, Register's Office, November 4, 1791.

Ditto

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Ordered, That Messrs. Few, STRONG, and BUT

IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, LER, be a committee to report a bill authorizing

Tuesday, October 25, 1791. the Comptroller of the Treasury to settle the ac Resolved, That the first article of the amendments counts of Joseph Pannill.

proposed by Congress to the Constitution of the United States be ratified by this Commonwealth.

Test,

CHARLES HAY, C. H. D. Thursday, November 10.

November 3, 1791--Agreed to by the Senate. JAMES Gunn, from the State of Georgia, attend

H. BROOKE, C. S. ed, and took his seat. The following Message was received from the

The Message and papers were read; and ordered

to lie for consideration. President of the United States:

Ordered, That Charles Hateley have leave to Gentlemen of the Senate, and

withdraw his petitions. of the House of Representatives :

The petition of Alexander Anderson, and others; The resolution passed at the last session of Congress, in behalf of the distillers of Philadelphia, was read, requesting the President of the United States to cause praying for such amendments as may be judged an estimate to be laid before Congress, at their next expedient to the act repealing, aft the last day session, of the quantity and situation of the lands not of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon disclaimed by the Indians, nor granted to, nor claimed by, tilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying any of the citizens of the United States, within the ter- others in their stead; and also upon spirits disritory ceded to the United States by the State of North tilled within the United States, and for appropriCarolina, and within the territory of the United States ating the same. northwest of the river Ohio, has been referred to the Ordered, That this petition lie on the table. Secretary of State; a copy of whose report on that sub

The bill to empower the Comptroller_of the ject I now lay before you, together with the copy of a Treasury to settle the accounts of Joseph Pannill, letter accompanying it.

was read the first time, and ordered to pass to the G. WASHINGTON.

second reading. UNITED STATES, November 10, 1791.

The report of the Secretary of State, on the The Message and papers were read, and ordered petition of John Mangnall, was read; and ordered to lie for consideration.

to lie on the table. A letter from Captain O'Brien, respecting the Mr. MORRIS, from the committee appointed for American prisoners at Algiers, was read; and or- that purpose, reported a bill respecting Consuls and dered to be referred to the committee appointed Vice Consuls

, which was read the first time, and on the 4th of November on the petition of Charles ordered to pass to the second reading. Colville, and to whom were also referred the papers respecting the prisoners, citizens of the United States, at Algiers.

Tuesday, November 15.
The Senate proceeded to the second reading of

the bill for authorizing the Comptroller of the Friday, November 11.

Treasury to settle the accounts of Joseph Pannill. Mr. Few, from the committee appointed for Ordered, That the bill be committed to Messrs. that purpose, reported a bill to empower the BURR, WINGATE, and Sherman, to examine into Comptroller 'of the Treasury to settle the ac- the state of facts, and report thereon. counts of Joseph Pannill.

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of Ordered, That this report lie for consideration. the bill respecting Consuls and Vice Consuls, and,

after progress, the further consideration thereof

was postponed. Monday, November 14.

Mr. RUTHERFURD, from the committee appointThe following Message from the President of ed the first instant for that purpose, reported a bill the United States was received:

to determine the time of choosing Electors of Gentlemen of the Senate, and

President and Vice President, and the bill was of the House of Representatives :

read the first time. I have received from the Governor of Virginia a Reso

Ordered, That this bill pass to a second readlution of the General Assembly of that Commonwealth, ing, and that, in the mean time, it be printed for ratifying the first article of the amendments proposed

the use of the Senate. by Congress to the Constitution of the United States. A copy of which, and of the letter accompanying it, I

WEDNESDAY, November 16. now lay before you. Sundry papers, relating to the purchase, by Judge bill concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls, and or

The Senate resumed the second reading of the Symmes, of the lands on the Great Miami, having been dered that it be committed to Messrs. BURR, ELLscommunicated to me, I have thought it proper to lay the same before you, for your information on that sub worth, STRONG, MORRIs, and MONROE, to report ject.

generally thereon.

G. WASHINGTON. UNITED STATES, November 11, 1791.

Thursday, November 17. The Resolution of the State of Virginia, refer The Senate proceeded to the second reading of red to in the Message, is as follows:

the bill to determine the time of choosing Elect

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[NOVEMBER, 1791, ors of President and Vice President; and, after John Bush, Charles Motte, and Richard Shubrick, progress, the further consideration thereof was was read. postponed until to-morrow.

Ordered, That the report and petitions lie on the table.

A message from the House of Representatives, FRIDAY, November 18.

informed the Senate that the House of RepreA Letter from the Treasurer of the United States sentatives have passed the bill, entitled "An act of this date, with his account of payments and re-apportioning Representatives among the people ceipts in indents of interest to the 30th of Septem- of the several States, according to the first enuber, 1791, were read, and ordered to lie for con- meration;" in which they desire the concurrence sideration.

of the Senate. A Letter from the President of the General As The bill was read the first time, as follows: sembly of the French colony of St. Domingo: An Act apportioning Representatives among the people explaining the reasons of the late embargo on the

of the several States, according to the first enumeraAmerican shipping at that island, &c., was read;

tion. and ordered to be sent to the House of Represent

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. atives.

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of sentatives of the United States of America in Conthe bill to determine the time for choosing Electors press assembled, That, from and after the 3d day of

March, 1793, and, until otherwise provided for by law, of President and Vice President, and, after agree-agreeably to the Constitution of the United States, the ing to sundry amendments, Ordered, that it be re- House of Representatives shall be composed of members committed, and that Messrs. King and BUTLER be who shall have been chosen by the people of the several added to the committee.

States, in the proportion of one Representative for every A Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury, of thirty thousand persons, computed according to the rule this date, together with a Return of the Imports of prescribed by the Constitution of the United States : the United States, was read; and ordered to lie that is to say, from the State of New Hampshire four for consideration.

members, the State of Massachusetts fifteen, the State of Connecticut seven, the State of Rhode Island two, the

State of Vermont two, the State of New York eleven, Monday, November 21.

the State of New Jersey five, the State of Pennsylvania The Senate assembled, but the committees not fourteen, the State of Delaware one, the State of Marybeing ready to report, no business was done.

land nine, the State of Virginia twenty-one, the State of Kentucky two, the State of North Carolina eleven,

and the State of Georgia two members. TUESDAY, November 22.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President Mr. RUTHERFURD, from the committee to whom of the United States, as soon as the Marshal of the State was referred the bill to determine the time of of South Carolina shall have transmitted to him returns choosing Electors of President and Vice President of the inhabitants of the United States, shall cause the

pursuant to the provisions by law for an enumeration reported several amendments, which were agreed Executive of the said State to be notified of the number to, and the further consideration of the bill was of Representatives to be elected within the said State, postponed.

according to the proportion aforesaid.

Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading. WEDNESDAY, November 23. The Senate resumed the second reading of the bill for determining the time of choosing Électors

Friday, November 25. of President and Vice President of the United

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of States;

the bill, entitled "An act apportioning RepresentaOrdered, That the bill be recommitted, and tives among the people of the several States, that the committee be instructed to report a according to the first enumeration;" and, after clause, making provision for the administration debate, the further consideration thereof was postof Government, in case of vacancies in the offices poned. of President and Vice President.

The petition of William W. Smith, for himself, and as administrator of Gilbert Tenant, and on

behalf of George Hunter, attorney to Joseph November 24.

Eaker, was read, praying for the payment of cer, A Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury tain balances due to the surgeons in the general was read, with an estimate exhibiting the value hospital during the late war. at the several places of shipment of all foreign Ordered, That the petition be referred to the goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the Secretary of the Treasury, to report thereon to United States during the year ending on the 30th the Senate. day of September, 1790, conformably to the order of the Senate of the 16th of February, 1791. Ordered, That they lie for consideration.

MONDAY, November 28. The Report of the Secretary of War, in pursu A Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury of ance of the order of the Senate, on the petitions of the 25th, with a return of the tonnage of all the Bernard Elliot, Samuel Wise, Benjamin Huger, vessels employed in the import, coasting, and fish

THURSDAY,

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