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FEBRUARY, 1798.]
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[Senate. Resolved, That the Doorkeeper of the Senate be, Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee last menand he is hereby, invested with the authority of Ser rioned, made a further report; which was read. geant-at-Arms, to hold said office during the pleasure Ordered, That it lie for consideration. of the Senate, whose duty it shall be to execute the The Senate resumed the second reading of the commands of the Senate, from time to time, and all bill to authorize the sale of certain lands between such process as shall be directed to him by the Presi- the Great and Little Miami rivers, in the terrident of the Senate.

tory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, Resolved, That, for regulating the proceedings of and for giving a pre-emption to certain purchasers the Senate, in cases of impeachment, the following rules and settlers; and the bill being amended, be adopted, viz: “ When the House of Representatives, or managers

Ordered, That it pass to the third reading. by them appointed for that purpose, shall attend the Senate to present articles of impeachment, the Presi

TUESDAY, February 6. dent of the Senate shall cause proclamation to be made in the form following, viz:

The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate * All persons are commanded to keep silence while a report from the Secretary for the Department the Senate of the United States are receiving articles of of Treasury, on the expediency of erecting a impeachment against

on pain of imprison- | light-house on Eaton's Neck, on Long Island, in

the State of New York; which was read. “ And shall then signify to the managers that the Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. GREENE, Senate are ready to receive the articles of impeachment; Hobart, and LANGDON, to consider and report which, having been read by one of the managers, shall thereon, by bill or otherwise. be received by the Seoretary; and the managers shall The papers referred to in the Message of the thereupon be informed by the President that the Senate President of the United States, of the 5th instant, will take proper order on the subject, of which due no were read. tice will be given to the House of Representatives.

Ordered, That they be referred to the commit“ After which the Secretary shall read said articles of tee appointed the 29th of November last, on that impeachment, and enter the same on the Journals of part of the Speech of the President of the United the Senate.”

States respecting measures for the security and The following Message was received from the protection of the commerce of the United States, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; which was to consider and report thereon to the Senate. read:

The bill to authorize the sale of certain lands Gentlemen of the Senate, and

between the Great and Little Miami rivers, in Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

the territory of the United States northwest of I have received a letter from his Excellency Charles the Ohio, and for giving a pre-emption to certain Pinckney, Esq., Governor of the State of South Caro- purchasers and settlers. was read the third time. lina, dated the 22d October, 1797, enclosing a number

Ordered, That it be recommitted to the commitof depositions and witnesses to several captures and tee who reported the bill. outrages committed within and near the limits of the Mr. STOCKTON, from the committee to whom United States, by a French privateer belonging to Cape was referred the bill last mentioned, reported that Francois, or Monte Christo, called the Vertitude or it pass without amnendment. Fortitude, and commanded by a person of the name of Ordered, That the further consideration of this Jordan or Jourdain, and particularly upon an English bill be postponed until 10-morrow. merchant ship named the Oracabissa, which he first plundered and then burned, with the rest of her cargo, of great value, within the territory of the United States,

WEDNESDAY, February 7. in the harbor of Charleston, on the 17th of October last. A message from the House of Representatives Copies of which letter and depositions, and also of seve informed the Senate that the House have resolvral other depositions relative to the same subject, re-ed that articles agreed by the House to be exhibiceived from the Collector of Charleston, are herewith ted by them, in the name of themselves and of all communicated. Wheneve the channel of diplomatical communica- Blount, in maintenance of their impeachment

the people of the United States, against William tion between the United States and France shall be opened, I shall demand satisfaction for the insult and against him for high crimes and misdemeanors, reparation for the injury.

be carried to the Senate by the managers, MesI have transmitted these papers to Congress, not so

srs. SITGREAVES, Bayard, HARPER, GORDON, much for the purpose of communicating an account of PINCKNEY, Dana, SEWALL, Hosmer, DENNIS so daring a violation of the territory of the United Evans, and Imley, appointed to conduct the said States, as to show the propriety and necessity of en impeachment. abling the Executive authority of Government to take

On motion, measures for protecting the citizens of the United Resolved, That the Senate will, at twelve States and such foreigners as have a right to enjoy o'clock this day, be ready to receive articles of their peace, and the protection of their laws, within impeachment against William Blount, late a their limits, in that as well as some other harbors which Senator of the United States from the State of are equally exposed.

JOHN ADAMS. Tennessee, to be presented by the managers apUnited States, February 5, 1798.

pointed by the House of Representatives. Ordered. That the Message and papers referred A message was announced from the House of to lie for consideration.

Representatives, by the above-mentioned mana

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[FEBRUARY, 1798.

gers, who, being introduced, Mr. SITGREAVES, das: And the better to obtain this effect, both parties their Chairman, addressed the Senate as follows: oblige themselves expressly to restrain by force all hos.

Mr. Vice President: The House of Representa- tilities on the part of the Indian nations living within tives having agreed upon articles, in maintenance of their boundary ; so that Spain will not suffer her In. their impeachment against William Blount, for high dians to attack the citizens of the United States, nor crimes and misdemeanors, and having appointed on their the Indians inhabiting their territory; nor will the part managers of the said impeachment, the managers United States permit these last mentioned Indians to have now the honor to attend the Senate, for the pur- lic Majesty.or his Indians, in any manner whatever ;

commence hostilities against the subjects of His Cathopose of exhibiting the said articles.

Yet, the said William Blount, on or about the months The Vice PRESIDENT then ordered the Ser- of February, March, April, May, and June, in the year geant-at-Arms to proclaim silence. after which he of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetynotified the managers that the Senate was ready seven, then being a Senator of the United States, and to hear the articles of impeachment. Whereupon, well knowing the premises, and that the United States

The Chairman of the Managers read the arti- were then at peace with His said Catholic Majesty, cles of impeachment, and they were received and that His Catholic Majesty was at war with the from bim at the bar by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and King of Great Britain, but disregarding the duties of laid on the table.

his high station, and the stipulations of the said treaty, The Vice President then informed the mana

and the obligations of neutrality, did conspire and congers that the Senate would take proper order on

trive to excite the Creek and Cherokee nations of Inthe subject of the impeachment, of which due dians, then inhabiting within the territorial boundary of notice should be given to the House of Repre- subjects and possessions of His Catholic Majesty, in

the United States, to commence hostilities against the sentatives. The Secretary then read the articles of im- the same to the dominion of the King of Great Britain,

the Floridas and Louisiana, for the purpose of reducing peachment, in the following words:

with whom His Catholic Majesty was then at war Articles exhibited by the House of Representatives of as aforesaid : contrary to the duty of his trust and sta

the United States, in the name of themselves and of tion as a Senator of the United States, in violation of all the people of the United States, against William the said Treaty of Friendship, Limits, and Navigation, Blount, in maintenance of their impeachment against and of the obligations of neutrality, and against the him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

laws of the United States, and the peace and interests Article 1. That, whereas the United States, in the

thereof. months of February, March, April, May, and June, in ARTICLE 3. That, whereas, by the ordinances and the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and acts of Congress for regulating trade and intercourse ninety seven, and for many years then past, were at with the Indian tribes, and for preserving peace on the peace with His Catholic Majesty, the King of Spain ; frontiers, it has been made lawful for the President of and whereas, during the months aforesaid, His said the United States, in order to secure the continuance Catholic Majesty and the King of Great Britain were of the friendship of the said Indian tribes, to appoint at war with each other; yet the said William Blount, such persons, from time to time, as temporary agents, on or about the months aforesaid, then being a Senator to reside among the Indians, as he shall think fit; and of the United States, and well knowing the premises, whereas, in pursuance of the said authority, the Presi but disregarding the duties and obligations of his high dent of the United States, on or about the eighth day station, and designing and intending to disturb the of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand peace and tranquillity of the United States, and to vio- seven hundred and ninety-six, did appoint Benjamin late and infringe the neutrality thereof, did conspire, Hawkins, to be principal temporary agent for Indian and contrive to create, promote, and set on foot, within affairs, within the Indian nations south of the river the jurisdiction and territory of the United States, and Ohio, and north of the territorial line of the United to conduct and carry on from thence, a military hostile States; and whereas the said Benjamin Hawkins acexpedition against the territories and dominions of His cepted the said appointment, and on the 21st day of said Catholic Majesty in the Floridas and Louisiana, or April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven huna part thereof, for the purpose of wresting the same dred and ninety-seven, and for a long time before and from His Catholic Majesty, and of conquering the same afterwards, did exercise the functions, powers and dufor the King of Great Britain, with whom His said ties attached to the same; yet, the said Wm. Blount, on Catholic Majesty was then at war as aforesaid, contra

or about the said twenty.first day of April, in the year ry to the duty of his trust and station as a Senator of of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninetythe United States, in violation of the obligations of neu- seven, then being a Senator of the United States, and trality, and against the laws of the United States, and well knowing the premises, did, in the prosecution of the peace and interests thereof.

his criminal designs and of his conspiracies aforesaid, ARTICLE 2. That, whereas, on the twenty-seventh and the more effectually to accomplish his intention of day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand exciting the Creek and Cherokee nations of Indians to seven hundred and ninety-five, a Treaty of Friendship, commence hostilities against the subjects of His CathoLimits, and Navigation, had been made and concluded lic Majesty, further conspire and contrive to alienate between the United States and His Catholic Majesty, and divert the confidence of the said Indian tribes or by the fifth article whereof it is stipulated and agreed, nations from the said Benjamin Hawkins, the principal " that the two high contracting parties shall, by all the temporary agent aforesaid, and to diminish, impair, and means in their power, maintain peace and harmony destroy the influence of the said Benjamin Hawkins among the several Indian nations who inhabit the coun.

with the said Indian tribes, and their friendly intercourse try adjacent to the lines and rivers, which, by the pre- and understanding with him, contrary to the duty of ceding articles, form the boundaries of the two Flori- his trust and station as a Senator of the United States,

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[SENATE. and against the ordinances and laws of the United year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and States, and the peace and interests thereof.

ninety one, was confirmed and established ; and it was Article 4. That, whereas, by the ordinances and mutually agreed that the said boundary line should acts of Congress aforesaid, it is made lawful for the be actually ascertained and marked in the manner prePresident of the United States to establish trading scribed by the said last mentioned treaty: And whereas, houses at such places and posts on the western and in pursuance of the said treaties, commissioners were southern frontiers, or in the Indian country, as he shall duly nominated and appointed, on the part of the judge most convenient, for the purpose of carrying on

United States, to ascertain and mark the said boundary a liberal trade with the several Indian nations within line ; yet, the said William Blount, on or about the the limits of the United States, and to appoint an agent twenty-first day of April, in the year of our Lord one at each trading house established as aforesaid, with such thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, then being clerks and assistants as may be necessary for the exe

a Senator of the United States, and well knowing the cution of the said acts: And, whereas, by a treaty, premises, in further prosecution of his said criminal made and concluded on the second day of July, in the designs, and of his conspiracies aforesaid, and the more year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and effectually to acconiplish his intention of exciting the ninety-one, between the United States an Chero- said Indians to commence hostilities against the subkee nation of Indians, inhabiting within the limits of jects of His Catholic Majesty, did further conspire and the United States, it is stipulated and agreed, that the contrive to diminish and impair the confidence of the United States will send such, and so many persons to said Cherokee nation in the Government of the United reside in said nation, as they may judge proper, not States, and to create and foment discontents and dišafexceeding four, who shall qualify themselves to act as

fection among the said Indians towards the Governinterpreters.” And whereas the President of the Uni- ment of the United States, in relation to the ascer. ted States, as well in pursuance of the authorities in tainment and marking of the said boundary line, conthis article mentioned, as of the acts of Congress re

trary to the duty of his trust and station as a Senator ferred to in the third article, did appoint James Carey of the United States, and against the peace and inteto be interpreter for the United States to the said Cher. rests thereof. okee nation of Indians, and assistant at the public

And the House of Representatives, by protestation, trading house established at the Tellico blockhouse, in saving to themselves the liberty of exhibiting at any the State of Tennesssee : And whereas the said James time hereafter, any further articles, or other accusation, Carey did accept the said appointments, and on the also of replying to his answers, which he shall make

or impeachment, against the said William Blount, and twenty-first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and for a

unto the said articles, or any of them, and of offering long time before and afterwards, did exercise the func proof to all and every the aforesaid articles, and to all tions, and duties attached to the same; yet, the said and every other articles of impeachment, or accusation, William Blount, on or about the said twenty-first day which shall be exhibited by them, as the case shall of April

, in the year last aforesaid, then being a Sena- require, do demand that the said William Blount may tor of the United States, and well knowing the premi- be put to answer the said crimes and misdemeanors, ses, did, in prosecution of his criminal designs, and in and that such proceedings, examinations, trials, and furtherance of his conspiracies aforesaid, conspire and judgments, may be thereupon had and given, as are contrive to seduce the said James Carey from the duty agreeable to law and justice. and trust of his said appointments, and to engage the

Signed by order and in behalf of the House. said James Carey to assist in the promotion and execu

JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker. tion of his said criminal intentions and conspiracies

Attest, JONATHAN W. Coxdy, Clerk. aforesaid, contrary to the duty of his trust and station Ordered, That the report of the committee, as a Senator of the United States, and against the made on the 5th instant, respecting the mode of laws and treaties of the United States, and the peace administering the oaths in cases of impeachment, and interests thereof.

be the order of the day for to-morrow. ARTICLE 5. That whereas certain tribes or nations The Senate resumed the consideration of the of Indians inhabit within the territorial limits of the report of the committee to whom was referred United States, between whom, or many of them, and the bill, sent from the House of Representatives the settlements of the United States, certain bounda- for concurrence, entitled “An act for the relief of ry lines have, by successive treaties, been stipulated the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and agreed upon, to separate the lands and possessions and Nova Scotia ;” and having agreed to sundry of the said Indians from the lands and possessions of the United States, and the citizens thereof : And amendments, the Senate proceeded to the considerwhereas, particularly, by the treaty in the last article ation of Executive business. mentioned to have been made with the Cherokee nation, on the second day of July, in the year of our

THURSDAY, February 8. Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, the boundary line between the United States and the said

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Cherokee nation was agreed and defined; and it was report of the committee to whom was referred the further stipulated, that the same should be ascertained bill, sent from the House of Representatives for and marked plainly by three persons appointed on the concurrence, entitled “ An act for the relief of the part of the United States, and three Cherokees on the refugees from the British provinces of Canada part of their nation: And whereas, by another treaty and Nova Scotia, and, having adopted the report, made with the said Cherokee nation, on the twenty Ordered, That this bill pass to the third readsixth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thou. ing as amended. sand seven hundred and ninety-four, the said herein Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom was before recited treaty, of the second day of July, in the referred the consideration of a deed of cession of

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[FEBRUARY, 1798. the jurisdiction of certain territory, from the State Island, in the State of New York, reported a bill of Connecticut, made a report; which was read, on the subject; which was read, and ordered to and ordered to lie on the table.

the second reading. The Senate proceeded to consider the report of A letter from Governor Wood, of the State of the committee, made on the 5th instant, respecting Virginia, to the Secretary of the Senate, with a the mode of administering the oaths in cases of resolution of the Legislature of that State, ratifyimpeachment; and, after debate,

ing an amendment to the Constitution of the UniOrdered, That the further consideration thereof ted States, respecting the suability of States, were be postponed until to-morrow.

laid before the Senate, and read.

Ordered, That they lie on file.
Friday, February 9.

The bill, sent from the House of Representa

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the reThe Senate resumed the consideration of the lief of the refugees from the British provinces of report of the committee, made on the 5th instant, Canada and Nova Scotia," was read the third respecting the mode of administering the oaths in time. cases of impeachment,

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. On motion to postpone the consideration thereof, The consideration of the bill to authorize the it was determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays sale of certain lands between the Great and Little 18, as follows:

Miami rivers, in the territory of the United States Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Fos- southwest of the Ohio, and for giving a pre-empter, Jackson, Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Mason, and tion to certain purchasers and settlers, was reTazewell.

sumed. Nays Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Goodhue, Resolved. That this bill pass, that it be engrossGreene, Hillhouse, Hobart, Howard, Hunter, Latimer, ed, and the title thereof be “ An act to authorize Livermore, Lloyd, Paine, Read, Ross, Sedgwick, Stock- the sale of certain lands between the Great and ton, Tattnall, and Tracy.

Little Miami rivers, in the territory of the United On motion that the report be amended, by add- States northwest of the Ohio, and for giving a ing thereto these words: "and that a bill be brought pre-emption to certain purchasers and setilers." in conformable thereto,” it was determined in the The following Message was received from the negative-yeas 8, nays 20, as follows:

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
Yeas–Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Fos- Gentlemen of the Senate, and
ter, Jackson, Langdon, Marshall, and Mason.
NAIS Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Goodhue,

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : Greene, Hillhouse, Hobart, Howard, Hunter, Latimer, In obedience to the law, I now present to both Houses Livermore, Lloyd, Martin, Paine, Read, Ross, Sedg- of Congress my annual account of expenditures from wick, Stockton, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Tracy. the contingent fund during the year 1797, by which it

On motion to agree to the report of the commit- appears that, on the first day of January last, there retee, it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, four hundred and ninety-four dollars and twenty-four

mained in the Treasury a balance of fifteen thousand nays 6, as follows:

cents, subject to future dispositions of Government. YEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Chipman, Foster,

JOHN ADAMS. Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Hobart, Howard, Hunter, UNITED States, February 12, 1798. Latimer, Livermore, Lloyd, Martin, Paine, Read, Ross, Sedgwick, Stockton, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Tracy.

The Message and documents therein referred Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Jackson, to were read, and ordered to lie on the table. Langdon, Marshall, and Mason.

Mr. HiLLHOUSE, from the committee to whom So it was Resolved. That the oath or affirma- was referred the bill, sent from the House of Reption required by the Constitution of the United resentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act apStates to be administered to the Senate, when sit- propriating a certain sum of money to defray the ting for the trial of impeachment, shall be in the expense of holding a treaty with the Indiansyelaimform following, viz:

ing lands in the State of Tennessee or No th Caro

lina,” reported amendments; which were read. “I, A B, solemnly swear, (or affirm, as the case may be,) that in all things appertaining to the trial of the im

Ordered, That they lie for consideration. peachment of -, I will do impartial justice, Wilson, praying compensation for the loss of a

Mr. Bingham presented the petition of Philip according to law.” Which oath or affirmation shall be administered the peace was concluded between the United

ship and cargo destroyed by Admiral Digby, after by the Secretary to the President of the Senate, States and His Britannic Majesty ; which, with a and by the President to each member of the Senate.

statement therein referred to, were read.

Ordered, That they lie on the table.

Mr. Ross presented the petition of John Edgar

and William Morrison, on behalf of the inhabita Monday, February 12.

ants of the Illinois, praying permission to lay out Mr. GREENE, from the committee to whom was certain donation lands on the waters of Kaskaskia referred the report of the Secretary for the De- creek; which was read, and referred to Messrs. partment of the Treasury, on the expediency of Ross, Brown, and LIVERMORE, to consider and erecting a light-house on Eaton's Neck on, Long report thereon to the Senate.

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On motion, that the bill regulating certain pro- or under the authority of foreign nations, distinceedings in cases of impeachment be the order of guishing the vessels captured or detained by each the day for Wednesday next;

nation; and that the said Secretary lay the result A motion was made to amend the motion, and of the information so obtained, as soon as may be, that it be the order of the day for the second Mon- before the Senate. day in June next; which last inotion was deter A motion was made by Mr. Read, that it be mined in the negative-yeas 5, nays 22, as fol Resolved, That the duty or trust imposed by the lows:

Constitution of the United States, on a Senator of the YEAS~Messrs. Bingham, Livermore, Read, Ross, United States, is not of such a nature as to render a and Sedgwick.

Senator impeachable, or subject to any examination or Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Chip trial for crimes or offences alleged to have been commit. man, Foster, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Hobart, How- ted against the laws and peace of the United States, ard, Hunter, Jackson, Langdon, Latimer, Llyod, Mar- other than any citizen of the United States not a memshall

, Martin, Mason, Paine, Tattnall, Tazewell, and ber of either House of Congress, and not holding any Tracy.

office under the said States :" And the original motion was agreed to.

And it was agreed that this motion lie for con

sideration. Tuesday, February 13.

Ordered, That the committee appointed the A motion was made by Mr. Goodhue, that ing in cases of impeachment, be discharged.

30th of January last, to report a form of proceedit be

A message from the House of Representatives Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, informed the Senate that the House have passed and he is hereby, directed to obtain from the collectors a bill, entitled "An act making appropriations for of the customs of the principal collection districts of the the support of Government for the year one thouUnited States, an account, exhibiting the number and sand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and for tonnage of the vessels, and the estimated value of their other purposes:" in which they desire the concargoes, that have been captured or detained since the

currence of the Senate. first day of January, 1796, from their respective districts, by or under the authority of foreign nations, dis- the committee to whom was referred the bill reg.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of tinguishing the vessels captured or detained by each nation ; and that the said Secretary lay the result of ulating certain proceedings in cases of impeachthe information so obtained, as soon as may be, before ment; and, after progress, it was agreed that the the Senate.”

further consideration thereof be postponed. And it was agreed that this motion lie for consideration.

THURSDAY, February 15. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the report of the committee to whom was referred tives for concurrence, entitled " An act making

The bill, sent from the House of Representathe bill, sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, entitled “An act appropriating a the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety

appropriations for the support of Government for certain sum of money to defray the expense holding a treaty with the Indians claiming lands eight

, and for other purposes," was read, and orin the State of Tennessee or North Carolina;"

dered to the second reading. and, aster debate,

A motion was made, by Mr. LIVERMORE, that a Ordered, Thai the further consideration there what measures ought to be adopted by the Senate,

committee be appointed to consider and report of be postponed.

The bill to erece a light-house on Eaton's Neck, relative to the articles of impeachment exhibited in the State of New York, and place beacons and by the House of Representatives against WILLIAM buoys in the Sound, between the city of New BLOUNT; and it was agreed that this motion lie

for consideration. York, in said State, and Newport, in the State of Rhode Island, and in the harbors of those places, informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives was read the second time.

Ordered, That it be committed to the commit- a bill, entitled “ An act granting the right of sendtee who reported the bill.

ing and receiving letters and packets by, post, free of postage, to the Attorney General of the United

States, and the officer commanding the troops of WEDNESDAY, February 14.

the United States;" in which they desire the The Senate proceeded to consider the motion concurrence of the Senate. made yesterday by Mr. Goodhue, which was The Senate proceeded to consider the report of adopted ; and

the committee to whom was referred the bill, sent Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury from the House of Representatives for concurbe, and he is hereby, directed to obtain from the rence, entitled “ An act appropriating a certain collectors of the customs of the principal collec- sum of money to defray the expense of holding a tion districts of the United States, an account ex- treaty with the Indians claiming lands in the hibiting the number and tonnage of the vessels, State of Tennessee or North Carolina," and and the estimated value of their cargoes, that have adopted sundry of the amendments reported. been captured or detained since the first day of On motion, to agree to part of the report of the January, 1796, from their respective districts, by committee, in the words following:

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