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May, 1798.)
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[Serate. isfaction in the measures taken by the supreme Mr. Goodhue presented the address of the citiExecutive for accommodating the differences sub- zens of the town of Gloucester, in the Commonsisting with the French Republic, and their de- wealth of Massachusetts, approbating the conduct termination, depending on the patronage of the of the supreme Executive, avowing their deterMost High, at every hazard, to support the Gov- mination to support the Constitution, and, at the ernment of their choice, and the measures that risk of their lives and fortunes, to preserve invio- , may be adopted; and the address was read. late the rights and liberties of the country; and

Mr. Bingham presented the memorial of the the address was read. judges, grand jury, and sheriff

, of the county of Mr. HOWARD presented an address, to the same Bucks, in the State of Pennsylvania, expressing effect, from a numerous and respectable meeting their entire approbation of the measures of the of the inhabitants of Upper Marlborough and its supreme Executive in endeavoring to effect an vicinity, in Prince George's county, in the State accommodation of the existing differences with, of Maryland; and the address was read. and to obtain redress for the repeated and accumu The Senate resumed the second reading of the lated injuries sustained from, the French Repub- bill

concerning aliens; and, after debate, lic; and pledging themselves, with the assistance Resolved, That the further consideration thereof Heaven, to their children and their country, by of be postponed. all the ties which can bind the affection and The Senate resumed the second reading of the fidelity of man, to resist, with firmness, every in- bill to alter and extend the provisions of the act, vasion of their rights, and to transmit to their entitled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts posterity, sacred and inviolate, the freedom, honor, of the United States; and, after debate, it was and independence, of their country; and the me- agreed that the further consideration thereof he morial was read.

postponed until to-morrow. The bill to alter and extend the provisions of the act, entitled " An act to establish the Judicial

TUESDAY, May 15. Courts of the United States,” was read the second On motion, by Mr. LIVERMORE, time.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be Resolved, that the consideration thereof be directed to write to all such Senators as are abpostponed.

sent without leave, or whose leave of absence has The Senate resumed the seeond reading of the expired, requesting their immediate attendance. bill concerning aliens; and, after debate, The fur

The bill to amend the act, entitled "An act to ther consideration thereof was postponed. Mr. Mason presented the resolutions of the in-repeal, in part, the act, entitled · An act to ascer

tain and fix the Military Establishment of the babitants of Fairfax county, in the State of Vir- United States," was read the third time. ginia, highly approving the conduct of the supreme Resolved, That this bill pass; that it be engrossExecutive of the United States, and particularly ed; and that the title thereof be “ An act to in endeavoring to restore the good understanding amend the act, entitled “ An act to amend and formerly subsisting between the United States repeal, in part, the act, entitled · An act to ascerand the French Republic; and pledging them- tain and fix the Military Establishment of the selves in support of measures for the defence of United States." the country and the protection of its commerce ; Mr. STOCKTON presented the address of a nuand the address was read.

merous and respectable meeting of the citizens of Mr. LIVERMORE presented the address of a num. Upper Freehold, in the county of Monmouth, and ber of the inhabitants of the town of Portsmouth, those in its vicinity, from the counties of Burlingin the State of New Hampshire, pledging to the ton and Middlesex, in the State of New Jersey, supreme Executive and to Congress the most de- signed Robert Montgomery, chairman, expressive termined and unequivocal support in maintaining of their gratitude and thanks for the firm, modemeasures that have been or may be adopted for rate, and unshaken patriotism of the President of the interest, honor, and independence of the Unit- the United States, and of their acquiescence in ed States; and the address was read.

every measure which the National Legislature The Vice President laid before the Senate a shall in their wisdom adopt; and the address was letter from Samuel Meredith, Treasurer, with his read. account of receipts and expenditures in the War Mr. LIVERMORE presented the address of one Department, for the quarter ending 31st of March hundred and sixteen inhabitants of Dover, in the last; which were read.

State of New Hampshire, to the same effect; and Ordered, That they lie for consideration. the address was read.

The Senate resumed the second reading of the Monday, May 14.

bill to alter and extend the provisions of the act,

entitled “ An act to establish the Judicial Courts Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was of the United States; and, having agreed to sunreferred the bill to amend the act, entitled " An dry amendments, act to amend and repeal in part the act, entitled Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. * An act to ascertain and fix the Military Establishment of the United States," reported the bill without amendment.

WEDNESDAY, May 16. Resolved, That this bill pass to the third reading. The bill to alter and extend the provisions of

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the act, entitled " An act to establish the Judicial Executive of the State of New York, in place of Courts of the United States," was read the third John Sloss Hobart, resigned, produced his cretime; and, after debate,

dentials, and, the oatli required by law, being adOrdered, That it be recommitted to the com- ministered to him, he took his seat in the Senate. mittee who brought in the bill, and that Messrs, The Senate took into consideration the amendANDERSON, MARTIN, and Tazewell, be added to ments of the House of Representatives to the bill, the committee.

sent from the Senate for concurrence, entitled Mr. Stockton presented the address of the "An act authorizing the President of the United people of Gloucester county, in the State of New States to raise a provisional army;" and, Jersey, signed Franklin Davenport, chairman, and Ordered, That they be referred to the commitunanimously agreed 10; expressive of their un- tee, appointed the 29th of November last, who reshaken and undiminished confidence in the Exec-ported the bill, to consider and report thereon to utive and Congress of the United States, and, en- ihe Senate. gaging, under the protecting arm of Providential A message from the House of Representatives aid, cheerfully to sustain the honorable task of de- informed the Senate that they have passed a bill, fending, supporting, and maintaining, the dignity, entitled “ An act for the relief of Thomas Lewis ;" freedom, and independence, of their country; and and a bill, entitled " An act respecting Loan Office the address was read.

and final settlement certificates, indents of inThe Senate resumed the second reading of the terest, and the unfunded or registered debt creditbill concerning aliens; and, after debate, it was ed in the books of the Treasury;" in which bills agreed that the further consideration thereof be they desire the concurrence of the Senate. postponed

The bills last mentioned were read, and ordered

to the second reading. THURSDAY, May 17.

Ordered, That Mr. LIVERMORE be of the comMr. Martin presented the address of a full and mittee to whom was referred the bill, sent from respectable meeting of the inhabitants of the town the House of Representatives for concurrence, of Newbern, in the State of North Carolina, sign- entitled; An act for the relief of sick and disabled ed Richard Dobbs Spaight, and others, their com- seamen,” in place of Mr. Langdon, absent with mittee, expressive of their entire confidence in the

leave. Government of the United States, their warm

Mr. STOCKTON presented the resolution of the approbation of its measures, and their perfect con- mayor, deputy mayor, recorder, aldermen, and currence in its views; and the address was read. common council, of the borough of Elizabeth, in

The Senate resumed the second reading of the the county of Essex, and State of New Jersey, bill concerning aliens; and, after progress,

with the unanimous address of seven hundred in. Adjourned.

habitants of said borough, certified by Elias Day

ton, mayor, expressive of their warmest approbaFRIDAY, May 18.

tion of the Executive of the United States, for his A message from the House of Representatives nation at the injurious conduct of the French Re

instructions to our Envoys at Paris, of their indiginformed the Senate that the House have passed public towards the United States, and pledging the bill, sent from the Senate for concurrence, themselves, by the blessing of God, to aid their entitled “ An act authorizing the President of the United States to raise a provisional army," with country against the machinations of its enemies, amendments, in which they desire the concur

and in support of the national councils; and the

address was read. rence of the Senate. The Senate resumed the second reading of the

The bill more effectually to protect the combill concerning aliens; and, after progress,

merce and coasts of the United States, was read Ordered, That the further consideration there the second time; and, after agreeing to an amend

ment, of be postponed until Monday next.

The Senate went into Executive business, and Mr. Goodave, from the committee appointed the 29th of November last, to consider that part

adjourned. of the Message of the President of the United States which respects the protection of commerce,

Tuesday, May 22. further reported a bill on that subject; which was read, and ordered to the second reading.

Mr. Read presented the resolutions and address Mr. Marshall presented the petition of Robert of the city of Charleston, in the State of South Campbell, by his agent, William Lytle, praying Carolina, expressive of their perfect satisfaction the interposition of Congress to vest iv him, and in the appointment, (by the Executive of the his heirs, a certain tract of land therein mention United States,) of a solemn embassy, to endeavor ed; and the petition was read.

to remove all differences with the French RepubOrdered, That it be referred to Messrs. MAR- lic, and making a full, solemn, and explicit, deSHALL, Brown, and Chipman, to consider and claration of their sincere attachment to the Conreport thereon to the Se ate.

stitution and Government, and their fixed resolution to maintain and support them, against all

foreign encroachments and domination, at the MONDAY, May 21.

hazard of their lives and fortunes; and the comWilliam North, appointed a Senator by the munications were read.

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[SENATE. Mr. Bingham presented the address and memo coasts of the United States; and agreed to a furrial of the citizens of the county of Alleghany, in ther amendment. the State of Pennsylvania; and

Resolved, That it pass to a third reading. Mr. HOWARD presented the resolution of a respectable meeting of the citizens of the town of

WEDNESDAY, May 23. Liberty and its vicinity, in the upper part of District No. 3, in Frederick county, and State of Mr. Marshall reported, from the committee Maryland, each expressive of similar sentiments; appointed to consider the petition of Robert which were severally read.

Campbell, by his agent William Lytle, that the The bill, sent from the House of Representatives committee can find no evidence which will entitle for concurrence, entitled "An act for the relief of the said Campbell to a grant for the lands therein Thomas Lewis," was read the second time, and referred to, upon the conditions stated in his said referred to Messrs. TRACY, Brown, and Howard, petition, the warrant specified in the Surveyor's to consider and report thereon to the Senate.

additional certificate pot corresponding with the The bill, sent from the House of Representatives certificate of survey; and therefore report that the for concurrence, entitled "An act respecting Loan said Robert Campbell have leave to withdraw his Office and final settlement certificates, indents of said petition. interest, and the unfunded or registered debt, And the report was adopted. credited in the books of the Treasury," was read

Mr. Goodhue presented the address of the inthe second time, and referred to Messrs. BING- habitants of the town of Lynn, in the Common-. HAM, Chipman, and Tracy, to consider and re- wealth of Massachusetts, expressive of their apport thereon to the Senate.

probation of the conduct of the Executive of the A message from the House of Representatives United States, particularly in respect to the neinformed the Senate that the House have passed gotiation with the French Republic; and pledga bill entitled "An act supplementary to, and to ing themselves to support the energetic measures amend the act entitled 'An act to establish an of our magistrates, in the defence of the liberties uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the of their country; and the address was read. act heretofore passed on that subject;" in which

Mr. Lloyd presented the address of five hunthey desire the concurrence of the Senate.

dred citizens of Kent county, in the State of MaryMr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom land; also, the address of two hundred and fifty were referred the amendments of the House of inhabitants of the said county, approbating the Representatives to the bill, entitled “ An act au

measures of Government, and pledging their supthorizing the President of the United States to port; and the addresses were severally read. raise a provisional army," reported them without

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives amendment.

for concurrence, entitled “ An act supplementary On motion by Mr. MARSHALL, to amend the to, and to annend the act entitled "An act to esfirst clause of the last section, contained in the tablish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to amendments, so that it read as follows:

repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject,”

was read the second time, and referred to Messrs. And be it further enacted, That the private soldiers who are, and who shall be, enlisted and employed in the BINGHAM, Stockton, and Tazewell, to consider service of the United States, shall be, and they are

and report thereon to the Senate. hereby, exempted, during their term of service, from all

Mr. Brown, from the committee appointed the personal arrests, for any debt or contract, created or 3d instant, on the petition of Joseph Jamison and entered into subsequent to his or their enlistment;"

others, of Sciota river, and to whom was also reIt was determined in the negative-yeas 7, ferred the bill to amend an act entitled “ An act pays 16, as follows:

providing for the sale of the lands of the United Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Mar- States

, in the territory north west of the river shall, Martin, Mason, and Tazewell.

Onio," reported the bill amended. Nars-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Fos- informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives ter, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Howard, Hunter, Latimer, a bill entitled "An act providing compensation Livermore, Lloyd, North, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, for the marshals, clerks, attorneys, jurors, and and Tracy.

witnesses, in the Courts of the United States, and And the report was adopted, and

to repeal certain parts of the acts therein menResolved, That the Senate do concur in the tioned, and for other purposes ;” and the bill enamendmenis.

titled '“ An act allowing an additional compensaMr. MARSHALL, from the committee to whom tion to the Accountant of the War Depariment, was referred the bill to alter and extend the pro- for the year one thousand seven hundred and vision of the act entitled "An act to establish the ninety-eight.” Judicial Courts of the United States," reported The bills last mentioned were read, and orderamendinents.

ed to the second reading. The bill last brought from the House of Repre The bill more effectually to protect the comsentatives was read, and ordered to the second merce and coasts of the United States, was read reading.

the third time. The Senate resumed the second reading of the On motion, by Mr. Martin, to expunge the bill more effectually to protect the commerce and preamble, which is as follows:

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“Whereas armed vessels belonging to the Republic compensation for the marshals, clerks, attorneys, of France and citizens thereof, have committed depre- jurors, and witnesses, in the courts of the United dations on the commerce of the United States, and States, and to repeal certain parts of the acts therehave recently captured the vessels and property of citi- in mentioned, and for other purposes," was read zens thereof, on and near the coasts, in violation of the the second time, and referred to Messrs. Mason, law of nations and treaties between the United States STOCKTON, and Tracy, to consider and report and the French nation :"

thereon to the Senate. It passed in the negative-yeas 7, nays 16, as The bill, sent from the House of Representafollows:

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act allowing YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Hunter, Mar- an additional compensation to the Accountant of shall, Martin, Mason, and Tazewell.

the War Department, for the year one thousand Nars--Messrs, Bingham, Brown, Chipman, Clay- seven hundred and ninety-eight," was read the ton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Livermore, second time, and referred to Messrs. NORTH, TRALloyd, North, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, and cy, and HUNTER, to consider and report thereon Tracy.

to the Senate. On motion, by Mr. ANDERSON, " that the bill The Senate resumed the second reading of the be postponed' until we have certain accounts of bill concerning aliens; and, after debate, the furthe total failure of negotiation between the Uni-ther consideration thereof was postponed. ted States and the French Republic;" it passed in the negative-yeas 7, nays 16, as follows: YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Mar

FRIDAY, May 25. shall, Martin, Mason, and Tazewell.

The Senate resumed the third reading of the Nars—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Fos- bill to alter and extend the provisions of the act, ter, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Livermore, Lloyd, entitled " An act to establish the Judicial Courts North, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, and Tracy.

of the United States." On motion to agree to the final passage of the On motion, by Mr. AndERSON, it was agreed bill, it was determined in the affirmative-yeas to reconsider the sixth section reported by the 16, nays 7, as follows:

committee; and, on the question to agree thereto, Yeas—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Fos- in the following words: ter, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Hunter, Latimer, Livermore, “ Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the first Lloyd, North, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, and section of the act, entitled “An act in addition to the Tracy.

act, entitled · An act to establish the judicial courts of Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Mar- the United States,' be, and the same is hereby, reshall, Martin, Mason, and Tazewell.

pealed :" Resolved, That this bill pass; that it be en

It was determined in the negative-yeas 5, grossed; and that the title thereof be “ An act nays 19, as follows: more effectually to protect the commerce and YEAsMessrs. Livermore, Lloyd, Mason, North, coasts of the United States."

and Tazewell. Mr. Lloyd presented the address of a respecta

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Bloodworth, ble meeting of the citizens of Queen Ann's coun- Brown, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillty, in the State of Maryland, expressive of their house, Hunter, Latimer, Laurance, Marshall, Martin, entire approbation of the measures of the Su- Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, and Tracy. preme Executive, and pledging their lives and So it was Resolved, That this bill pass; that it fortunes to defend their country and its Govern- be engrossed ; and that the title thereof be “ An ment; and the address was read.

act to alter and extend the provisions of the act, The report made yesterday from the committee entitled ' Ad act to establish the Judicial Courts to whom was referred the bill to alter and extend of the United States." the provisions of the act, entitled "An act to es A message from the House of Representatives tablish the Judicial Courts of the United States," informed the Senate that the House have passed was read.

a bill, entitled “ An act providing for the more Ordered, That it lie for consideration.

effectual collection of certain internal revenues of the United States," in which they desire the

concurrence of the Senate. THURSDAY, May 24.

The bill last brought from the House of Rep

resentatives for concurrence was read, and orderThe Senate took into consideration the amend- ed to the second reading. ments reported yesterday by the committee to The Senate resumed the second reading of the whom was referred the bill to alter and extend bill concerning aliens. the provisions of the act, entitled " An act to es On motion, to agree to the 7th section of the tablish the Judicial Courts of the United States," bill. amended as follows: and having agreed to the report, the bill was “ Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every amended accordingly, and the further considera- master or commander of any ship or vessel which shall tion thereof postponed.

come into any port of the United States, shall immediThe bill, sent from the House of Representa- ately, on his arrival, make report in writing to the coltives for concurrence, entitled " An act providing lector or other chief officer of the customs in such port

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of all aliens, if any, on board his vessel, specifying their removed out of the territory thereof any alien who may names, age, place of nativity, the country from which or shall be imprisoned, under this act, for speaking, they shall have come, the nation to which they belong writing, or printing, contrary to the provisions thereof, and owe allegiance, their occupation, and a description any thing herein to the contrary notwithssanding :" of their persons, as far as he shall be informed thereof.

It was determined in the negative-yeas 8, And, on failure, every such master or commander shall forfeit and pay dollars; for the payment whereof,

nays 14, as follows: in default of the master or commander, such vessel shall

YEAS–Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Hunalso be holden, and may by such collector, or other offi- ter, Marshall, Mason, T'attnall, and Tazewell. cer of the customs, be detained. And it shall be the Nars—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, duty of such collector, or other officer of the customs, to Goodhue, Hillhouse, Laurance, Livermore, Lloyd, Martransmit forth with to the officer of the Department of tin, North, Paine, Read, and Tracy. State, true copies of all such returns."

On motion, by Mr. LIVERMORE, to expunge the It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 22, 8th section of the bill, it was determined in the nays 1, as follows:

negative-yeas 10, nays 13, as follows: YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Bloodworth, YEAS— Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, HunBrown, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, ter, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Tattnall, and Hunter, Laurance, Lloyd, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Tazewell. North, Paine, Reed, Stockton, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Tracy.

Goodhue, Hillhouse, Laurance, Lloyd, North, Paine, NAY-Mr. Livermore.

Read, Stockton, and Tracy. Ordered, That the further consideration of the On motion, by Mr. Mason, to expunge the 9th bill be postponed.

section, which is as follows:

“ Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That it shall be

lawful for the President of the United States to send or MONDAY, May 28.

remove, out of the territory thereof, all such aliens as

he shall judge dangerous to the peace and safety of the A message from the House of Representatives United States, or shall have reasonable grounds to susinformed the Senate that the House have passed pect are concerned in any treasonable or secret machia bill, entitled “An act providing for the relief of nations against the Government thereof; such alien persons imprisoned for debts due to the United having obtained a permit, agreeably to the provisions States;" and a bill, entitled “ An act supplemen- of this act, notwithstanding: tary to an act, entitled “ An act for the relief of It was determined in the negative-yeas 10, persons imprisoned for debt;" in which they de- nays 13, as follows: sire the concurrence of the Senate.

YEAS--Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Hun. The bills last mentioned were read, and ordered ter, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Tattnall, and to the second reading.

Tazewell: The bill, sent from the House of Representa Nars-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, tives for concurrence, entitled “An act providing Goodhue, Hillhouse, Laurance, Lloyd, North, Paine, for the more effectual collection of certain inter- Read, Stockton, and Tracy. nal revenues of the United States," was read the

On motion, by Mr. MARSHALL, to amend the second time, and referred to Messrs. Hillhouse, bill, by adding to the end of the 9th section as folSTOCKTON, and Tazewell, to consider and report lows, to wit: thereon to the Senate.

“ And whenever the President of the United States Mr. Lloyd presented the resolutions and ad- shall cause any alien to be removed out of the United dress of a respectable number of the citizens of States, the facts on which the order of removal are the lower end of Frederick county, in the State founded, together with the order itself, and specifying of Maryland, signed Andrew Scriver, chairman; the manner and time of removal, with the place where also, the resolutions of a large number of citizens, the party shall be left, shall be entered in a well-bound assembled in the court-house in Somerset county, book, to be kept in the office of the Secretary of the in the said State, signed John Doane, chairman, Department of State, for the inspection of Congress ; approving the conduct of the supreme Executive and such order shall be executed by such persons as of the United States, particularly in regard to his shall be named therein :" measures respecting an accommodation of the

It passed in the negative-yeas 10, nays 13, as subsisting difference with the French Republic; follows: and pledging their lives and fortunes in the defence of their country, and in the support of its ter, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Tattnall, and

Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, HunGovernment; and the resolutions and address

Tazewell. were read. · The Senate resumed the second reading of the Goodhue, Hillhouse, Laurance, Lloyd, North, Paine,

Nays—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, bill concerning aliens.

Read, Stockton, and Tracy. On motion, by Mr. Marshall, amend the 8th section, to be read as follows:

Tuesday, May 29. “ Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, whenever The bill, sent from the House of Representahe may deem it necessary for the public safety, to have tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act providing

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