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[May, 1798. for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due

WEDNESDAY, May 30. to the United States," was read the second time, The Vice PRESIDENT communicated a letter and referred to Messrs. LAURANCE, LIVERMORE, signed Samuel Meredith, with his account of reand Chipman, to consider and report thereon to ceipts and expenditures in the Treasury Departthe Senate.

ment for the quarter ending the 31st of March The bill, sent from the House of Representa- last; and the letter was read. tives for concurrence, entitled " An act supple- Resolved, Tlrat the letter and account lie the mentary to an act, entitled 'An act for the relief table. of persons imprisoned for debt,” was read the se- Mr. Chipman presented the address of the maycond time, and referred to ihe last-mentioned or, aldermen, common council, and freemen, of committee, to consider and report thereon to the the city of Vergennes, in the county of Addison, Senate.

and State of Vermont, signed by Roswel Hopkins, Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was mayor, and by the aldermen, common council

, referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre- and a great number of freemen of the said city, sentatives for concurrence, entitled “an act ma

declaring " their unequivocal approbation and king appropriations for the Military Establish- applause of the conduct of the supreme Executive ment for the year one thousand seven hundred of the United States; particularly in respect to and ninety-eight, and for other purposes," reported the measures for accommodating the subsisting the bill with amendments; which were read.

differences with the French Republic ; their conResolved, That they lie for consideration.

fidence in the united councils of our country, and, The Senate resumed the second reading of the under the guidance of the Supreme Disposer of bill concerning aliens.

events, pledging their dives and fortunes to the last A motion was made, by Mr. LauraNCE, to which, with sacrilegious finger, shall dare touch

mite, to defend it against any nation on earth, amend the 11th section of the bill, by adding as the holy ark of our national rights;" and the adfollows:

dress was read. And provided, also, That nothing in this act con- The Senate resumed the second reading of the tained shall be construed to affect any person, being an bill concerning aliens. alien, who came within the United States for the pur- On motion, by Mr. LAURANCE, to subjoin the pose of becoming a citizen thereof, and who has made following to the end of the 11th section : ihe declaration, and renounced his allegiance and fidelity, in the manner, and according to the provisions in shall be construed to contravene any provision of any

And provided, That nothing in this act contained an act, entitled · An act to establish a uniform rule of treaty subsisting between the United States and any naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed

foreign nation ;' on that subject ;' or may make the same, and renounce his allegiance and fidelity, according to the provision

It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 12, contained in the said act, within days after pass nays 12, as follows: ing of this act."

Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Bloodworth, Whereupon, a motion was made by Mr. Stock- Brown, Hunter, Laurance, Livermore, Marshall

, Mar. TON, to amend the amendment, by striking out tin, Mason, Tattnall, and Tazewell. therefrom the words following:

Nays-Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Good

hue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Lloyd, North, Paine, Read, “Or may make the same, and renounce his allegiance Stockton, and Tracy. and fidelity, according to the provision contained in the said act, within days after passing of this in the affirmative.

The Vice PRESIDENT determined the question act.” And the motion to amend the amendment amended

On motion, to agree to the eleventh section as passed in the affirmative-yeas 14, nays 10, as A motion was made, by Mr. LIVERMORE, and follows:

it was agreed to divide the section as follows: YEAS—Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue,

“Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That in case Hillhouse, Hunter, Latimer, Livermore, Lloyd, North, any person ordered or adjudged to be transported, shall Paine, Read, Stockton, and Tracy.

be found at large within the United States, after senNays-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Bloodworth, tence of transportation pronounced, such alien shall be Brown, Laurance, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Tattnall, imprisoned and kept to hard labor for and during and Tazewell.

life ;" On the question to agree to the amendment, as And, on the question to agree to this division, amended, it passed in the affirmative-yeas 20, it was determined in the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 4, as follows:

nays 6, as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Blondworth, YEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Poster, Brown, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Hillhouse, Hunter, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Hunter, Latimer, Laurance, Lloyd, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Ma- North, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall, and Tracy. son, North, Stockton, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Tracy.

Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Livermore, Mar. Nars—Messrs. Goodhue, Lloyd, Paine, and Read. shall, Mason, and Tazewell. And several other amendments being agreed to, And, after agreeing to other amendments, Resolved, That the further consideration of the Resolved, that the further consideration of the bill be postponed.

bill be postponed.

JUNE, 1798.]

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[Senate.

THURSDAY, May 31.

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives Mr. LAURANCE, from the committee to whom for concurrence, entitled " An act providing for was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep- the more effectual collection of certain internal resentatives for concurrence, entitled “An act

revenues of the United States," was read the third providing for the relief of persons imprisoned for

time. debts due to the United States," reported the bill

Ordered, That it be recommitted to the comwithout amendment.

mittee who brought in the report; together with Mr. L., from the same committee, to whom was the bill, sent from the House of Representatives also referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep; time of making entry of stills, and for other pur

for concurrence, entitled “An act to alter the resentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act for the poses, to consider and report thereon to the relief of persons imprisoned for debt," reported

Senate. amendments; which were read.

A message from the House of Representatives Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee to whom informed the Senate that the House have passed was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep- a bill entitled “ An act for establishing and organresentatives for concurrence, entitled "An act izing a battalion of infantry, to be called the M providing for the more effectual collection of cer

rine Corps ;" and a bill entitled "An act to sustain interval revenues of the United States,"

» pend the conimercial intercourse between the reported amendments, which were considered and

United States and France, and the dependencies agreed to; and,

thereof;" in which they desire the concurrence Resolved, That this bill pass to the third read of the Senate. ing, as amended.

The bills were read and ordered to the second The Senate resumed the second reading of the reading. bill concerning aliens.

The Senate resumed the second reading of the A motion was made, by Mr. Bingham, to re

bill, sent from the House of Representatives for store the words yesterday agreed to be struck out

concurrence, entitled “ An act providing for the from the eleventh section, to wit: “nor to any relief of persons imprisoned for debts due to the alien merchant conforming to such regulations

United Siates." as the President of the United States shall pre

Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. scribe;" and,

The Senate took into consideration the amendOn motion, by Mr. LIVERMORE, it was agreed referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre

ments reported by the committee to whom was to divide the question as follows: 6 alien merchant;" and this division passed in the sentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act supaffirmative-yeas 14, nays 10, as follows:

plementary to an act entitled 'An act for the reYEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Brown, Foster,

lief of persons imprisoned for debt;" which being Hunter, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, Marshall, Mar: adopted, the bill was amended accordingly. tin, Mason, Read, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading, Nars Messrs. Bloodworth, Chipman, Clayton, Good- as amended. hue, Hillhouse, Lloyd, North, Paine, Stockton, and

The Senate resumed the second reading of the Tracy.

bill concerning aliens. And on motion to agree to the other division of mittee who brought in the bill, to consider and

Ordered, That it be recommitted to the comthe question, to wit: lations as the President of the United States shall report thereon to the Senate, and that Mr. BINGprescribe," it was determined in the negative

HAM be of the committee, in place of Mr. SEDGyeas 10, nays 14, as follows:

WICK, absent on account of the ill state of his

health. YEAS--Messrs. Bingham, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Lloyd, Read, Stockton, and of the committee to whom was referred the peti

The Senate took into consideration the report Tracy. Nars--Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Chip and to whom was also referred the bill to amend

tion of Joseph Jamison, of Scioto river, and others, man, Clayton, Hunter, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Mason, North, Paine, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

an act entitled “ An act providing for the sale of On motion to reconsider the first division of the the lands of the United States in the territory question last agreed to, it passed in the negative. of Kentucky river; and, after debate,

northwest of the river Ohio and above the mouth

Resolved, that the further consideration thereof Friday, June 1.

be postponed. Mr. Norto presented the resolutions and address of a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of the city of Schenectady, in the State of New

Monday, June 4. York, signed John Sanders, chairman, declara- Mr. Lloyd presented the address of a respectative of their warm and unequivocal approbation of | ble meeting of the inhabitants of Montgomery the measures adopted by the Government to main county, in the State of Maryland, signed Jeretain a state of neutrality with the belligerent Pow- miah Crabb, chairman; also, the resolutions of a ers of Europe; and pledging their lives and for- number of respectable inhabitants of the county tunes to support the laws and the liberties of their of Washington, in the said State, declaring their country; and the address was read.

approbation of the conduct of the Executive of

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[JUNE, 1798. the United States, and, in confidence on that be- ! Ordered. That five hundred copies thereof be neficent Providence whose interpositions in our printed for the use of the Senate. favor have often been displayed, pledging their Mr. LAURANCE notified the Senate that he lives and fortunes in the defence of the Constitu- should, to-morrow, move for leave to bring in a tion and Government of their country; and the bill to punish frauds committed on the Bank of address and resolutions were read.

the United States. The bill, sent from the House of Representa- The Senate took into consideration the report tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act providing of the committee to whom was referred the bill, for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due sent from the House of Representatives for conto the United States," was read the third time, currence, entitled " An act making appropriations and passed.

for the Military Establishment for the year one The bill, sent from the House of Representa- thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and for tives for concurrence, entitled “An act supple. Other purposes.” mentary to an act entitled "An act for the relief On motion to agree to amend the first amendof persons imprisoned for debt,” was read the ment reported to the bill, to be read as follows: third time.

6. The sum of (including the sum of two Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. hundred thousand dollars already appropriated on

Mr. Bingham, from the committee to whom account,) be, and hereby is, appropriated;" and it was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep- was determined in the affirmative-yeas 20, nays resentatives for concurrence, entitled "An act 2, as follows: respecting Loan Office and final settlement certifi- YEAS_Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Chipman, cates, indents of interest, and the unfunded or Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Hunter, Latimer, registered debt, credited in the books of the Treas- Laurance, Livermore, Lloyd, Marshall, Martin, North, ury,” reported amendments, which were read, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tattnall

, and Tracy. adopted, and the bill was amended accordingly. NAIS-Messrs. Mason and Tazewell.

Resolved, That this bill pass to the third read- And, having agreed to further amendments reing, as amended.

ported by the committee, The bill, sent from the House of Representa- Ordered, That this bill pass to the third readtives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to suspend ing as amended. the commercial intercourse between the United

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom States and France, and the dependencies thereof," was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rewas read the second time.

presentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. GOODHUE io suspend the commercial intercourse between and others, to whom was referred, on the 29th of the United States and France, and the dependenNovember last, that part of the President's Speech cies thereof,” reported the bill amended. on measures for the security and protection of The bill, sent from the House of Representathe commerce of the United States, to consider tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act respecting and report thereon to the Senate.

Loan Office and final settlement certificates, inThe bill, sent from the House of Representa- dents of interest, and the unfunded or registered tives for concurrence, entitled - An act for estab- debt credited in the books of the Treasury," was lishing and organizing a battalion of infantry, to read the third time. be called the Marine Corps," was read the second Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendtime, and referred to Messrs. Tracy, North, and ment. LLOYD, to report thereon to the Senate.

Mr. LIVERMORE, from the committee to whom was referred the bill respecting aliens, reported

WEDNESDAY, June 6. the bill with an amendment; which was read. The bill, sent from the House of RepresealaOrdered, That it lie for consideration.

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making On motion, by Mr. Martin,

appropriations for the Military Establishment for Resolved, That the Senate will attend the fu- the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety, neral of Colonel Nathan Bryan, late a member eight, and for other purposes," was read the third of the House of Representatives of the United time. States, at nine o'clock to-morrow morning.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed TUESDAY, June 5.

the 29th November last, on that part of the Speech

of the President of the United States which reThe following Message was received from the spects measures for the security and protection of PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

the commerce of the United States, reported a Gentlemen of the Senate, and

bill authorizing the President of the United States Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : to accept of any armed vessel, offered for the use I now transmit to both Houses the communications of the United States; which bill was read, and from our Envoys at Paris, received since the last, which ordered to the second reading. have been presented by me to Congress.

The Senate took into consideration the report JOHN ADAMS.

of the committee, to whom was referred the bill, UNITED STATES, June 5, 1798.

sent from the House of Representatives for conThe Message and communications were read. currence, entitled “An act to suspend the com

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[SENATE. mercial intercourse between the United States Nays—Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, and France, and the dependencies thereof;" which Hillhouse, Hunter, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, report being disagreed to, and an amendment, on Marshall, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Stockton, and motion, being adopted,

Tracy. Resolved, That this bill pass to the third read- Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. ing, as amended.

Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee to whom The Senate took into consideration the report was recommitted the bill, sent from the House of of the committee, to whom was referred the bill Representatives for concurrence, entitled “ An concerning aliens; and, after debate,

act providing for the more effectual collection of Ordered, That the further consideration there- certain internal revenues of the United States," of be posiponed.

reported the bill further amended; and the report was adopted.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. THURSDAY, June 7.

Mr. Hillhouse, from the committee, to whom The bill authorizing the President of the Uni- was also recommitted the bill, sent from the House ted States to accept of any armed vessels, offered of Representatives for concurrence, entitled " An for the use of the United States, was read the act to alter the time of making entry of stills, and second time.

for other purposes,” reported ihe bill without furOn motion, it was agreed, that the consideration ther annendment. thereof be postponed.

A motion was made, by Mr. Mason, A message from the House of Representatives “ That a committee be appointed to inquire whether, informed the Senate, that the House have passed and when, it may be proper to close the present session a bill, entitled " An act for the relief of John of Congress; and also into the propriety of altering the Vaughan,” in which they desire the concurrence time for the next annual meeting of Congress.” of the Senate.

And it was agreed that this motion lie for conThe bill was read, and ordered to the second sideration. reading

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, entitled "An act to sus

Friday, June 8. pend the commercial intercourse between the

The Senate took into consideration the motion United States and France, and the dependencies made yesterday, relative to closing the present thereof," was read the third time; and, being fur- session of Congress; which, being amended, was ther amended, On the final passage of the bill,

agreed to, as follows:
it
was deter-

Ordered, That Messrs. Tracy, LAURANCE, mined in the affirmative-yeas 18, nays 4, as fol- Goodhue, 'STOCKTON, and Paine, be a committee lows:

to inquire what business, of a public nature, may Yeas–Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Bloodworth, require the attention of Congress, before its adChipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Lati- journment, and when it may be proper to close mer, Laurance, Livermore, Martin, North, Paine, Read, ihe present session of Congress; and also into the Stockton, Tattnall, and Tracy. Nars—Messrs. Brown, Marshall

, Mason, and Taze propriety of altering the time for the next annual well.

meeting of Congress, to consider and report there

on to the Senate. So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with A message from the House of Representatives amendments.

informed the Senate that the House have passed Mr. LAURANCE, agreeably to notice on the 5th a bill, entitled “ An act to regulate and fix the instant, obtained leave to bring in a bill to punish compensations of the officers employed in collectfrauds committed on the Bank of the United ing the internal revenues of the United States, States; which was read and ordered to the second and to insure more effectually the settlement of reading.

their accounts,” in which they desire the concurThe Senate resumed the consideration of the rence of the Senate. They agree to the amendreport of the committee to whom was referred ments of the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act the bill concerning aliens; and the report being making appropriations for the Military Establishamended, was agreed to; and the bill was amended ment, for the year one thousand seven hunaccordingly.

dred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes;" On motion, by Mr. Tazewell, further to amend with an amendment to the eighth amendment, in the bill, by adding the following words to the end which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. of the third section, reported by the committee, to Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was wit:

referred the motion to amend the Rules for conProvided, That nothing in this act contained, shall ducting business in the Senate, reported an addibe construed to contravene any provision of any treaty |tion to the 19th rule ; which was read. subsisting between the United States and any foreign Ordered, That it lie for consideration. nation :"

Mr. Bingham, from the committee to whom It was determined in the negative-yeas 5, nays was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep16, as follows:

resentatives for concurrence, entitled "An act Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Mason, Tattnall, supplementary to, and to amend the act, entitled and Tazewell.

"An act to establish an uniform rule of naturali

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[JUNE, 1798. zation, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on appointed the 29th of November last on that part that subject,” reported the bill amended; which of the Speech of the President of the United amendinent was read.

States, which respects measures for the security Ordered, That it lie for consideration. and protection of the commerce of the United

The Senate took into consideration the amend- States, to consider and report thereon to the ment of the House of Representatives, to the Senate. eighth amendment of the Senate, to the bill, enti- Mr. North, from the committee to whom was tled “ An act making appropriations for the Mili- referred the bill; sent from the House of Repretary Establishment, for the year one thousand sentatives for concurrence, entitled “An act seven hundred and ninety-eight, and for other allowing an additional compensation to the Acpurposes."

countant of the War Department, for the year one Resolved, That they do agree to the said amend thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight," reportment to the amendment.

ed the bill without amendment; and, after dębate, The bill concerning aliens was read the third Ordered, That the further consideration there. time; and,

of be postponed, On motion, by Mr. Mason, the second clause of The bil, sent from the House of Representathe first section reported by the committee was tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to alter amended, to be read as follows:

the time of making entry of stills, and for other " Which order shall be served on such alien, by de- purposes;" was resumed. livering him a copy thereof, or leaving the same at his Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. usual abode.” On motion by Mr. Marshall, to amend the

Monday, June 11. second clause, in the first section of the bill as reported by the committee, to be read, as follows:

The bill, sent from the House of Representa“ Which order shail also express the cause of remo- late and fix the compensations of the officers em

tives for concurrence, entitled “An act to reguval :" And it was determined in the negative-yeas 6, United States, and to insure more effectually the

ployed in collecting the internal revenues of the nays 17, as follows:

settlement of their accounts," was read the second YEAs—Messrs. Anderson, Bloodworth, Marshall, time, and referred to Messrs. Tracy, LIVERMORE, Martin, Mason, and Tazewell.

and Stockton, to consider and report thereon to Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Chipman, Clay- the Senate. ton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, The Senate took into consideration the amendLivermore, Lloyd, North, Paine, Read, Stockton, Tatt- ments reported by the committee to whom was nall, and Tracy.

referred the bill, sent from the House of RepreOn the final passage of the bill, the question was sentatives for concurrence, entitled “An act supdetermined in the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 7, as plementary to and to amend the act, entitled ' An follows:

act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, YEAs—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that Goodhue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, subject;" and the report being agreed to, the bill Lloyd, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Stockton, and was amended accordingly. Tracy.

Resolved, That this bill pass to the third readNays-Messrs, Anderson, Bloodworth, Brown, Mar- ing, as amended. shall, Mason, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

A message from the House of Representatives So it was Resolved, That this bill pass; that it informed the Senate that the House have agreed be engrossed ; and that the title thereof be “An to the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entiact concerning aliens."

iled "An act to suspend the commercial interThe bill, sent from the House of Representa- course between the United States and France, tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the and the dependencies thereof,” with an amendrelief of John Vaughan," was read the second ment, in which they desire the concurrence of time, and ordered, that it be referred to Messrs. the Senate. They have appointed a committee Bingham, Tracy, and Paine, to consider and re- to inquire whether, and when, it may be proper port thereon to the Senate.

to close the present session of Congress; and, The bill last sent from the House of Represent- also, into the propriety of altering the time for the atives for concurrence was read, and ordered to next annual meeting of Congress; and have inthe second reading.

structed them to confer thereon with a committee The bill to'punish frauds committed on the which they desire may be appointed on the part Bank of the United States, was read the second of the Senate for the purpose. time, and referred to Messrs. LAURANCE, STOCK- The Senate took into consideration the resoluTon, and Tazewell, to consider and report there- tion of the House of Representatives, appointing on to the Senate.

a committee to considerand confer on the proper The Senate resumed the consideration of the lime at which the present session may be closed. bill authorizing the President of the United States Resolved, That they do agree to the conference to accept of any armed vessel offered for the use desired by the House of Representatives on the of the United States.

first resolution, and that Messrs. Tracy, LauOrdered, That it be referred to the committee RANCE, GOODHUE, Stockton, and Paine, the

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