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States are now assumed, and the claims of the Mr. Grove, be appointed a committee on the part States are thus diminished, the cause of the em- of this House jointly with the committee appointbarrassment will in a great measure be prevented. ed on the part of the Senate, to wait on the PreHe hoped, therefore, the motion would be adopted, sident the United States, and notify him of the and that the residue of the State debts would be proposed recess of Congress. now assumed.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of The previous question was then demanded by five the Whole House on the bill concerning the claim members, to wit: “Shall the main question to of John Brown Cutting against the United States ; agree to the said motion be now put ?" And on and, after some time spent therein, the Chairman the question, “Shall the main question be now reported that the Committee had had the said bill put ?? — It passed in the negative-yeas 24, nays under consideration, and made no amendment 35, as follows:

thereto. YEAS.-Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert Ben

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and son, Shearjashub Bourne, Benjamin Bourne, Thomas read a third time to-day. Fitzsimons, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin Goodhue, James

An engrossed bill for making compensations to Gordon, Daniel Huger, John Laurance, Amasa Learned, the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary exWilliam Vans Murray, William Smith, John Steele, penses, was read the third time, and passed. Samuel Sterrett, Thomas Sumpter, Peter Sylvester,

The House resolved itself into a Committee of George Thatcher, Thomas Tudor Tucker, John Vining, the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Artemas Ward, and Hugh Wil- entitled “An act making alterations in the Trealiamson.

sury and War Departments;" and, after some time Nays.-John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, Elias spent therein, the Chairman reported that the Boudinot, John Brown, Abraham Clark, Jonathan Day- Committee had had the said bill under consideraton, William Findley, William B.Giles, Nicholas Gilman, tion, and made several amendments thereto; Andrew Gregg, Samuel Griffin, William Barry Grove, which were severally twice read, and agreed to Daniel Heister, James Hillhouse, Israel Jacobs, Philip by the House. The said bill, together with the Key, Aaron Kitchell, Richard Bland Lee, Samuel Liver- amendments thereto, was then read the third time more, Nathaniel Macon, James Madison, Andrew Moore,

and passed. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Nathaniel Niles, John Page, Josiah Parker, Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,

An engrossed bill concerning the claim of John Joshua Seney, Jeremiah Smith, Israel Smith, Jonathan | Brown Cutting against the United States, was Sturges, Thomas Tredwell, Abraham Venable, Alex- read the third time; and, on the question that the ander White, and Francis Willis

same do pass, it was resolved in the affirmativeAnd so the said motion was lost.

yeas 23, nays 22, as follows:

YEAS.–Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert BenThe said bill was then further amended, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be en- Thomas Fitzsimons, James Gordon, Samuel Griffin,

Elias Boudinot, Benjamin Bourne, Abraham Clark, grossed, and read the third time on Monday next. Daniel Heister, Daniel Huger, John Laurance, Amasa

A message from the Senate informed the House, Learned, Richard Bland Lee, Samuel Livermore, James that the Senate have deferred, until the next session Madison, Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, William of Congress, the consideration of the bill sent from Vans Murray, John Page, William Smith, John Steele, this House, entitled “An act authorizing the set-Samuel Sterrett, and Thomas Tudor Tucker. tlement of the demands of Anthony Walton White Nars.-John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, against the United States.” The Senate have also Shearjashub Bourne, John Brown, William B. Giles, passed the bill, entitled " An act regulating foreign Benjamin Goodhue, Philip Key, Aaron Kitchell, Nacoins, and for other purposes.” to which they desire thaniel Macon, Andrew Moore, Cornelius C. Schoonthe concurrence of this House. They have ap- maker, Jeremiah Smith, Israel Smith, Jonathan Sturges, pointed a committee jointly, with such committee Thomas Sumpter, Peter Sylvester, George Thatcher, as this House shall appoint, to wait on the Presi- Thomas Tredwell

, Abraham Venable, Artemas Ward, dent of the United States, and notify him of the Alexander White, and Hugh Williamson. proposed recess of Congress.

Mr. SENEY, from the committee appointed on the part of this House, jointly, with the commit

tee of the Senate, to wait on the President of the Monday, May 7.

United States, and notify him of the proposed reAn engrossed bill supplementary to the act cess of Congress, reported that the committee had making provision for the Debt of the United States performed that duty. was read the third time.

Mr. LEE, from the committee to whom was reThe bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act committed the report on the memorials of Joseph regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes," Ceracchi, made a report; which was twice read, was read twice and committed.

and agreed to by the House, as follows: Mr. BOURNE, of Rhode Island, from the com

“ It appears to your committee, that Mr. Ceracchi is mittee appointed, presented a bill for making com

an artist of great reputation in Europe, a gentleman of pensations to the Commissioners of Loans for ex: respectable character, and has been actuated by the most traordinary expenses ; which was received and honorable motives in offering to dedicate his genius and read twice, and ordered to be engrossed and read labors in the service to the United States. It appears, the third time to-day.

however, to your committee, that, at the present time, it Ordered, That Mr. Seney, Mr. Gilman, and ) might not be expedient to go into the expenses which

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the monument voted by Congress on the 7th day of Au- the Committee had had the said bill under consigust, 1783, would require, especially with the additional deration, and made no amendment thereto. ornaments proposed by the artist.”

Ordered, That the said bill be engrossed, and The House proceeded to consider the report of read the third time to-morrow. the managers appointed on the part of this House A message from the Senate informed the House to attend the conference with the Senate on the that the Senate agree to the amendments prosubject-matter of the amendments depending be- posed by this House to the bill sent from the Setween the two Houses to the bill sent from the nate entitled “An act making alterations in the Senate, entitled "An act for regulating processes Treasury and War Departments," with an amendin the Courts of the United States, and providing ment, to which they desire the concurrence of compensations for the officers of the said courts, this House. and for jurors and witnesses.” Whereupon, the The House proceeded to consider the said second amendment to the second section, for strik- amendment, and the same being twice read, was ing out the words following:

agreed to. “And be at liberty to pursue the same until a tender of the debt and costs in gold or silver shall be made,"

Tuesday, May 8. being read, and the question put that this House do adhere to the said amendment, it was resolved

An engrossed bill making certain appropriations in the affirmative-yeas 30, nays 17, as follows:

therein specilied, was read the third time, and

passed. Yeas.—John Baptist Ashe, Abraham Baldwin, John Brown, Abraham Clark, William Findley, William B. that the Senate recede from their disagreement to

A message from the Senate informed the House, Giles, Andrew Gregg, Samuel Griffin, William Barry the amendment to which this House hath adhered, Grove, Daniel Heister, Israel Jacobs, Philip Key, Aaron Kitchell, Richard Bland Lee, Samuel Livermore, Na

to the bill sent from the Senate, entitled "An act thaniel Macon, James Madison, Andrew Moore, Fre- for regulating processes in the Courts of the Uniderick Augustus Muhlenberg, John Page, Josiah Park- ted States, and providing compensations for the er, Joshua Seney, Israel Smith, Thomas Sumpter, Tho- officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witmas Tredwell, Thomas Tudor Tucker, Abraham Vena- nesses.” ble, Alexander White, Hugh Williamson, and Francis

The House resolved itself into a Committee Willis.

of the Whole House on the bill sent from the SeNays.-Fisher Ames, Robert Barnwell, Egbert Ben- nate, entitled "An act to compensate the services son, Elias Boudinot, Shearjashub Bourne, Thomas of the late Colonel George Gibson;" and, after Fitzsimons, Nicholas Gilman, Benjamin Goodhue, Jas. some time spent therein, the Chairman reported Hillhouse, Amasa Learned, William Vans Murray, Jere- that the Committee had had the said bill under miah Smith, William Smith, John Steele, Jonathan consideration, and made no amendment thereto. Sturges, Peter Sylvester, and Artemas Ward.

The said bill was then read the third time and Resolved, That this House doth adhere to their passed. disagreement to the amendment of the Senate to The SPEAKER laid before the House a Letter the fourth section proposed to be added to the said from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanybill, and doth recede from all the other amending his Report on the petition of Simon W. Wilson; ments disagreed to by the Senate.

which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do ac Mr. Grove, from the committee to whom was quaint the Senate therewith.

referred the petition of Henry Emanuel LutterA message from the Senate informed the House | loh, made a report; which was read, and ordered that the Senate have passed the bill entitled “An to lie on the table. act for making compensations to the Commission Mr. Williamson, from the committee to whom ers of Loans for extraordinary expenses ;" and was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of also the bill entitled "An act supplementary to the State of North Carolina, made a report; which the act making provision for the Debt of the Uni was read and agreed to by the House, as follows: ted States.

“ The committee to whom was referred the petition The House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Se- of sundry inhabitants of the State of North Carolina, nate, entitled “An act regulating foreign coins, and of that State to impose a duty of tonnage, for deepen

praying that Congress would authorize the Legislature for other purposes;" and, after some time spent ing the channel across the Swash and Bar in Pamlico therein, the Chairman reported that the Commit- Sound and Croatan, report : tee had had the said bill under consideration, and That the Legislatures of the States of Rhode Islmade no amendment thereto.

and, Maryland, and Georgia, have severally passed laws The said bill was then amended; and, together for removing obstructions or deepening rivers or harwith the amendments, ordered to be now read the bors, to which laws the United States in Congress have third time.

given their assent: wherefore, the committee are of the The said bill

, with the amendments, was ac- opinion, that when the Legislature of the State of North cordingly read the third time, and passed. Carolina shall have passed a law imposing a duty of

The House resolved itself into a Committee of tonnage for the improvement of their navigation, it may the Whole House on the bill making certain ap- be proper for Congress to consider whether such law propriations therein specified; and, after some

shall have the proposed operation." time spent therein, the Chairman reported that On a motion made and seconded,

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Resolred, That the Secretary of the Treasury to inquire into the causes of the failure of the late report to this House, as early in the next session expedition under Major General St. Clair, made as may be practicable, the number and capacity of a report; which was read. Whereupon, the stills in the respective districts and States, Resolved, That this House will, early in the the net product of revenue of the respective dis- next session, proceed to take the said report into tricts and States, particularizing the drawbacks, consideration. and distinguishing foreign from American mate An engrossed bill respecting the government of rials, and the product paid by the gallon, month, the Territories of the United States Northwest or year; also, the number of officers and the and South of the river Ohio was read the third amount of their salaries.

time, and passed. On motion,

A message from the Senate informed the House, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury that the Senate agree to the resolution of this cause to be provided for the use of the several House, directing printed clearances of a particular Collectors in the United States, printed clear- form, to be furnished to the several Collectors in ances, on the back whereof shall be a printed ac- the United States. They have passed the bill, count of the methods which have been found to entitled "An act making certain appropriations answer for obtaining fresh from salt water, and of therein specified,” with an amendment; to which constructing ex tempore stills, of such implements they desire the concurrence of this House. as are generally on board every vessel, with a re The House proceeded to consider the said commendation, in all cases where they shall have amendment; and the same being twice read, was occasion to resort to this expedient for obtaining agreed to. water, to publish the result of their trial in some Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do progazette, on their return to the United States, or to cure such of the statutes of the several States as communicate it for publication to the office of the may not be in his office; and that the expense Secretary of State, in order that others may, by thereof be defrayed out of the money that is, or their success, be encouraged to make similar tri- may by law be appropriated to defray the continals, and be benefited by any improvements or new gent expenses of this House. ideas which may occur to them in practice. A message was received from the Senate, noti

The House resolved itself into a Committee of fying the House that the Senate, having comthe Whole House, on the bill respecting the go-pleted the Legislative business before them, are vernment of the Territories of the United States, now about to adjourn. Whereupon, Northwest and South of the river Ohio; and, after Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate some time spent therein, the Chairman reported to inform them that this House, having completed that the Committee had had the said bill under the business before them, are now about to adjourn consideration, and made an amendment thereto; until the first Monday in November next, and that which was twice read, and agreed to by the the Clerk of this House do go with the said mesHouse.

sage. Ordered, That the said bill, together with the The Clerk accordingly went with the said mesamendment, be engrossed, and read the third time sage; and, being returned, to-day.

The SPEAKER adjourned the House, to meet on Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed the first Monday in November next.

PROCEEDINGS

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THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SECOND CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF

PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 5, 1792.

Monday, November 5, 1792.

please to make to them; in which resolution they This being the day fixed by law for the annual desire the concurrence of the Senate. meeting of the second session of the second Con Resolved, That the Senate concur in the apgress, the following Senators appeared, and took pointment of a joint committee to wait on the their seats :

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, agreeably to Joux LANGDON and Paine WINGATE, from New the resolution of the House of Representatives, and Hampshire;

that Messrs. Izard and STRONG be the committee CALEB STRONG and GEORGE Cabot, from Mas on the part of the Senate. sachusetts;

A message from the House of Representatives THEODORE Foster, from Rhode Island;

informed the Senate that the House of RepreOLIVER ELLsworth and Roger SHERMAN, from sentatives have resolved that two Chaplains, of Connecticut;

different denominations, be appointed to Congress, STEPHEN R. Bradley and Moses Robinson, for the present session, one by each House, who from Vermont;

shall interchange weekly ; in which they desire Rufus King, from New York;

the concurrence of the Senate. Philemon DickINSON and JOHN RUTHERFURD,

The Senate proceeded to consider the said refrom New Jersey;

solution ; and GEORGE READ, from Delaware;

Resolved, That they do concur therein, and that JAMES MONROE, from Virginia ;

the Right Rev. Bishop White be the Chaplain on John Brown and John EDWARDS, from Ken- the part of the Senate. tucky;

A message from the House of Representatives BENJAMIN HAwkins, from North Carolina ;

informed the Senate that the House of ReprePIERCE BUTLER and Ralph IZARD, from South sentatives have proceeded to the election of a Carolina; and

Chaplain to Congress for the present session, and William Few, from Georgia.

have appointed the Rev. Doctor GREEN on their In the absence of the VICE PRESIDENT, and also part, of Richard Henry LEE, elected President pro

Mr. Izard, from the joint committee appointed tempore at a former session, the Senate proceeded to wait on the PresidENT OF THE UNITED STATES, to the choice of a President pro tempore, as the agreeably to the resolution of the two Houses of Constitution provides, and John LANGDON was

this day, reported, duly elected.

That they had executed the business, and that John Brown and John EDWARDS, from the the PresidENT OF THE UNITED STATES proposed to State of Kentucky, respectively, produced their meet the two Houses of Congress in the Senate credentials; and the oath required by law was,

Chamber to-morrow at 11 o'clock. by the President pro tempore, administered to them. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House

TUESDAY, November 6. of Representatives that a quorum of the Senate Robert Morris, from the State of Pennsylis assembled and ready to proceed on business. vania, attended, and took his seat.

A message from the House of Representatives Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House informed the Senate that a quorum of the House of Representatives that the Senate are ready to of Representatives is assembled, and ready to pro- meet them in the Senate Chamber, to receive any ceed to business.

communications the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED A second message informed the Senate that States may be pleased to make to the two Houses the House of Representatives have resolved that of Congress, and that the usual seats will be asa committee be appointed, jointly with such com- i signed to them. mittee as the Senate shall appoint, to wait on the The House of Representatives having accordPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and notify him ingly taken their seats, the President OF THE UNIthat a quorum of the two Houses is assembled, TED States came into the Senate Chamber, and and ready to receive any communications he may addressed both Houses of Congress, as follows:

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