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[SENATE. On motion, by Mr. LAURANCE, to strike out of the House of Representatives for the adjournment the provision, for the enumeration of slaves, these of Congress on the 9th instant. words, " above the age of twelve, and under the Resolved, That the consideration thereof be age of fifty years, it was determined in the nega- postponed until Saturday next. tive-yeas 11, nays 11, as follows:

A message from the House of Representatives YEAS--Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Chipman, Good informed the Senate that the House agree to the hue, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Lloyd, North, Ru- proposed conference on the bill entitled "An act therfurd, and Sedgwick.

to alter the time of making entry of stills, and for Nars-Messrs. Foster, Howard, Langdon, Liver- other purposes,” and have appointed managers at more, Martin, Mason, Paine, Read, Stockton, Taze- the same on their part. They disagree to the well, and Tracy.

report of the conferees on the bill entitled " An So the motion was lost.

act providing for the more effectual collection of The question, on the final passage of the bill, certain internal revenues of the United States," was unanimously determined in the affirmative and adhere to their amendinents to the said bill. yeas 22, as follows:

Resolved, That the further consideration of this YEAs—Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Chipman, Foster, bill be postponed until the next session of ConGoodhue, Hillhouse, Howard, Langdon, Latimer, Lau- gress. rance, Livermore, Lloyd, Martin, Mason, North, Paine, The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaRead, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, Stockton, Tazewell, and tives, entitied "An act respecting alien enernies," Tracy.

was read the third time. Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

Resolved, That this bill

pass

with amendments. The bill, sent from the House of Representa

tives, entitled " An act limiting the time within Tuesday, July 3.

which claims against the United States for credits

on the books of the Treasury may be presented Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was for allowance," was read the third time, and referred the bill, sent from the House of Represen- amended. tatives, entitled' “ An act for the establishing and On the question to agree to the final passage of organizing a battalion of infantry, to be called the bill as amended, it was determined in the the Marine Corps,” reported amendments, which affirmative-yeas 15, pays 6, as follows: were read.

Yeas—Messrs. Brown, Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, Ordered, That they lie for consideration. The Senate resumed the consideration of the Martin, Paine, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, Stockton, and

Hillhouse, Howard, Langdon, Latimer, Livermore, report of the committee to whom was referred the

Tracy bill to define more particularly the crime of trea Nars-Messrs. Bingham, Laurance, Mason, North, son, and to define and punish the crime of sedition; Read, and Tazewell. and, having agreed to the report, the bill was amended accordingly; and the question to agree ment.

Resolved, That this bill pass with an amendto the third reading of the bill, as amended, was determined in the affirmative-yeas 18, naye 5, as informed the Senate that the House agree to all

A message from the House of Representatives follows:

the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Yeas-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, “ An act to provide for the valuation of lands and Greene, Hillhouse, Howard, Latimer, Laurance, Liv. dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves ermore, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedg- within the United States,” except to strike out so wick, Stockton, and Tracy.

much of the proviso to the 8th section as is conNárs_Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Langdon, Mason, tained in these words: and Tazewell. The bill, sent from the House of Representa- enumeration :"

“Shall be exempted from the aforesaid valuation and tives, entitled "An act providing arms for the militia throughout the United States," was read to which they do not agree. the third time, and passed.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendA message from the House of Representatives ment disagreed to by the House of Representainformed the Senate that the House have passed tives to the bill last mentioned. Whereupon, a bill entitled "An act further to protect the com

Resolved, That they do recede from their said

amendment. merce of the United States,” in which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. The bill was read, and, by unanimous consent,

WEDNESDAY, July 4. it was read the second time.

Agreeably to notice given on the 30th June last, Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Goodhue, Mr. Tracy had leave to bring in a bill to alter and others, appointed the 29th of November last, and amend the “ Acı making alterations and on that part of the Speech of the President of the amendments in the Treasury and War DepartUnited States which respects measures for the ments, and to alter and amend the act, entitled 'An security and protection of the commerce thereof, act to establish the office of Purveyor of Public to consider and report thereon to the Senate. Supplies;” which was read, and ordered to the

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate second reading: look into consideration the resolution sent from The bill to define more particularly the crime

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[JULY, 1798. of treason, and to define and punish the crime of of the two Houses of Congress; and it was agreed sedition, was read the third time.

that the motion should lie for consideration. On motion to expunge the following words Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom from the second section reported as an amend was referred the bill, sent from the House of Repment:

resentatives, entitled “An act further to protect “ Or shall, in manner aforesaid, traduce or defame the the commerce of the United States," reported the President of the United States, or any Court or Judge bill without amendment; and the report was thereof, by declarations, tending to criminate their mo- adopted. tives in any official transaction :”

Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. It was determined in the negative-yeas 8,

The amendments reported by the committee, to nays 15, as follows:

whom was referred the bill sent from the House YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Howard, Lang-establishing and organizing a battalion of infantry

of Representatives, entitled “An act for the don, Martin, Mason, North, and Tazewell.

Nays-Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, to be called the Marine Corps," were considered
Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, Lloyd, Paine, and agreed to, and the bill was amended accord-
Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy. ingly.
On motion to expunge the whole of the second

Resolved. That this bill pass to the third read. section reported by the committee, in the words ing as amended. following:

Mr. Stockton, from the committee to whom “Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any per- resentatives, entitled “ An act to lay and collect

was referred the bill, sent from the House of Repson shall, by any libellous or scandalous writing, printing, publishing, or speaking, traduce or defame the Le a direct tax within the United States," reported gislature of the United States, by seditious or inflamma- the bill amended. tory declarations, or expressions, with intent to create a

Ordered, That the amendments lie for considbelief in the citizens thereof, that the said Legislature,

eration. in enacting any law, was induced thereto by motives

A message from the House of Representatives hostile to the Constitution, or liberties and happiness of informed the Senate that the House have passed the people thereof; or shall, in manner aforesaid, tra- the bill, entitled “ An act for erecting a lightduce or defame.the President of the United States, or house and beacon, and placing buoys, at ihe places any Court or Judge thereof, by declarations tending to therein mentioned;" in which they desire the concriminate their motives, in any official transaction; the currence of the Senate. person so offending, and thereof convicted, before any The bill was read, and, by unanimous consent, Court of the United States having jurisdiction thereof, it was read the second time. shall be punished by a fine, not exceeding two thousand Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. Gooddollars, and by imprisonment, not exceeding two HUE, GREENE, and Martin, to consider and report years :"

thereon to the Senate. It was determined in the negative-yeas 6, nays The bill to alter and amend the att making al18, as follows:

terations and amendments in the Treasury and Yeas—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Howard, Langdon, War Departments, and to alter and aniend the Mason, and Tazewell.

act, entitled “An act to establish the office of Nays—Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, Purveyor of Public Supplies,” was read the second Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, time, and amended. Lloyd, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedg Résolved, That this bill pass to the third readwick, Stockton, and Tracy.

ing as amended. The question on the final passage of the bill The bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act prowas determined in the affirmative-yeas 18, nays viding for the sale of the lands of the United 6, as follows:

States in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, YEAS—Messrs. Chipman, Clayton, Foster, Goodhue, and above the mouth of Kentucky river," was read Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, the third time. Lloyd, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedg. And the question to agree to the final passage wick, Stockton, and Tracy.

of the bill, was determined in the affirmativeSo it was Resolved, That this bill pass; that it yeas 13, nays 9, as follows: be engrossed; and that the title thereot be “An

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Chipman, Foster, act in addition to the act, entitled.' An act for the Hillhouse, Howard, Langdon, Laurance, Martin, North, punishment of certain crimes against the United Paine, Rutherfurd, and Stockton. States."

Nays-Messrs. Clayton, Goodhue, Greene, Liver.

more, Lloyd, Mason, Read, Sedgwick, and Tracy. THURSDAY, July 5.

So it was Resolved, That this bill pass; that it

be engrossed; and that the title thereof be A motion was made that the Secretary of the “ An act to amend an act, entitled ' An act proSenate pay to Hugh McKinley, for his labor and / viding for the sale of the lands of the United attendance on the Senate, one dollar per day, States in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, during the time he has been, or may be, thus em- and above the mouth of Kentucky river.” ployed the present session; to be paid out of the The Senate resumed the second reading of the money appropriated for the contingent expenses bill, sent from the House of Representatives, en

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[Senate. titled “ An act for the relief of sick and disabled are erected, not exceeding iwo acres in any case, seamen."

shall be valued, in manner aforesaid, at more than Resolved, That the further consideration of this one hundred and not more than five hundred dolbill be postponed until to-morrow.

lars,” by striking out the words “at more than one hundred and not more than five hundred dollars,"

it passed in the affirmative-yeas 13, nays 10, as Friday, July 6.

follows: The motion made yesterday, respecting the Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Clayton, compensation to Hugh McKinley, for services, Greene, Howard, Langdon, Latimer, Laurance, Marwas considered; whereupon,

tin, North, Read, Rutherfurd, and Tazewell. Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate Nays-Messrs. Brown, Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, pay to Hugh McKinley, for his labor and attend- Hillhouse, Livermore, Paine, Sedgwick, Stockton, and ance on the Senate, one dollar per day, during Tracy. the time he has been, or may be, thus employed The consideration of the bill at this time was the present session; to be paid out of the money then postponed. appropriated for the contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress. The bill, sent from the House of Represent

SATURDAY, July 7. atives, entitled "An act for establishing and organizing a battalion of infantry, to be called the ed leave to bring in a bill to alter the time for the

Mr. LIVERMORE, by unanimous consent, obtainMarine Corps,” was read the third time, and amended.

next meeting of Congress; and the bill was read; Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. second time.

and, by unanimous consent, the bill was read the The bill, seni from the House of Representatives, entitled " An act further to protect the com

Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. Livermerce of the United States," was read the third MORE, STOCKTON, and Bingham, to consider and time; and the question to agree to the final

report thereon to the Senate.

passage of the bill was determined in the affirma- informed the Senate, that the House concur in the

A message from the House of Representatives tive-yeas 18, nays 4, as follows:

bill, sent from the Senate, entitled " An act to deYEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Good-clare the treaties between the United States and hue, Greene, Hillhouse, Howard, Latimer, Laurance, the Republic of France void and of no effect,” Livermore, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, with amendments; in which they desire the conSedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy.

currence of the Senate. Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Langdon, and Tazewell.

The Senate took into consideration the amend

ments to the bill last mentioned. The bill to alter and amend the act making al

Resolved, That they do concur therein. terations and amendments in the Treasury and

Mr. Stockton, from the coinmittee to whom War Departments, and to alter and amend the

was referred the bill, sent from the House of Repact

, entitled " An act to establish the office of resentatives, entitled " An act to enable the PresiPurveyor of Public Supplies,” was read the third dent of the United States to borrow money for the time; and, the title being amended, Resolved, That this bill pass; that it be en- which were read.

public service," reported the bill with amendments; grossed ; and that the title thereof be " An act es

Ordered, That they lie for consideration. tablishing the office of Accountant in the Depart

A motion was made by Mr. GOODHUE, as folment of the Navy, and to alter and amend the loweth : act, entitled ' An act to establish the office of Pur

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives veyor of Public Supplies.” Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was two-thirds of both Houses concurring, That the fol

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre- lowing article be proposed to the Legislatures of the sentatives, entiiled “ An act to regulate and fix several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the compensations of the officers employed in col- the United States, and, when ratified by three-fourths of lecting the internal revenues of the United States, the said Legislatures, to be valid, to all intents and purand to insure more effectually the settlement of poses, as part of the said Constitution, viz : their accounts,” reported the bill with amend “That (in addition to the other qualifications prements; which were read.

scribed by the said Constitution) no person shall be eliOrdered, That they lie for consideration. gible as President or Vice President of the United

The Senate took into consideration the amend States, nor shall any person be a Senator or Representments reported by the committee to whom was ative in the Congress of the United States, except a referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre- natural born citizen, or unless he shall have been a resentatives, entitled "An act to lay and collect a

sident in the United States at the time of the declaradirect tax within the United States."

tion of independence, and shall have continued either On motion to agree to part of the report of the to reside within the same or to be employed in its sercommittee, which is to amend that clause of the vice from that period to the time of his election." second section which now stands, “ upon every Ordered, That this motion lie for consideration. dwelling-house which, with the out-houses ap The Senate took into consideration the amendpurtenant thereto, and the lot whereon the same ments reported by the committee to whom was

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[JULY, 1798.

referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre Resolved, That it be postponed until Monday sentatives, entitled "Au act to regulate and fix next. the compensations of the officers employed in collecting the internal revenues of the United States, and to insure more effectually the settlement of

MONDAY, July 9. their accounts;" and the amendments were adopted. And it was agreed, by unanimous consent, to

Mr. LIVERMORE, from the committee to whom dispense with the rule, and that this bill be now meeting or Congress, reported that the bill pass

was referred the bill to alter the time for the next read the third time. Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments.

without amendment; and the report was adopted. A message from the House of Representatives And it was agreed, by unanimous consent, to disinforned the Senate, that the House have passed peose with the rule, and that this bill be now a bill, entitled " An act establishing an annual sala- read the third time; and the blank was filled with ry for the surveyor of the port of Gloucester;">

"the first Monday in November next." and a bill, entitled " An act to make a further ap: and that the title thereof be - An act to alter the

Resolved, Thai this bill pass, that it be engrossed, propriation for the additional naval armament;" time for the next meeting of Congress.” in which they desire the concurrence of the Senale.

Mr. Goodhue, from the committee appointed The bills last mentioned were read, and ordered the 29th of November last, on that part of the to the second reading.

Speech of the President of the United States On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con

which respects measures for the security and prosent, to dispense with the rule, and that the bill

, raging the capture of French armed vessels, by

tection of commerce, reported a bill for encouentitled “An act to make a further appropriation for the additional naval armament.” be now read armed ships or vessels owned by a citizen or citithe second time.

zens of the United States; which was read, and Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. Tracy,

ordered to the second reading. Goodhue, and RUTHERFURD, to consider and re

The Senate resumed the consideration of the port thereon to the Senate.

report of the committee to whom was referred The Senate resumed the consideration of the entitled " An act to enable the President of the

the bill, sent from the House of Representatives, amendments reported by the committee to whom United States to borrow money for the public was referred the bill, sent from the House of Rep

service." resentatives, entitled "An act to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States."

On motion, by Mr. Bingham, to strike out these On motion, to add to the second section the end of the next session of Congress may, in his

words: “All such sums of money as, before the amendment reported by the committee, amended as follows:

judgment, be necessary," and to substitute the “Except such lands as, at the time of making the

following: “A sum not exceeding dollars."

It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 11, said valuation or enumeration, shall not have been assessed for, nor be then held liable to, taxation, for State pays 9, as follows: purposes, under the laws of the State wherein the

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Chipman, Claysame is, or may be, situated or possessed :"

ton, Greene, Langdon, Laurance, Martin, North, Ru.

therfurd, and Tazewell. It was determined in the negative-yeas 9, nays 12, as follows:

Nays-Messrs. Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, How

ard, Livermore, Paine, Sedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy. YEAs-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Foster, Goodhue, Howard, Laurance, Mason, North, and Ruther

And having agreed to the amendments reported furd.

by the committee, the bill was ordered to the Nays-Messrs. Brown, Clayton, Greene, Hillhouse, third reading as amended. Langdon, Livermore, Martin, Paine, Sedgwick, Stock

The bill, sent from the House of Representaton, Tazewell, and Tracy.

tives, entitled “An act establishing an annual On motion, by Mr. GREENE, to strike out the salary for the surveyor of the port of Gloucester," word "and," in the 5th line of the second section,

was read the second time, and ordered to the

third reading. and insert, after “slaves,” in the same line, "and other personal property;" it was determined in the informed the Senate, that the House concur in

A message from the House of Representatives negative-yeas 6, nays 16, as follows:

the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entiYeas—Messrs. Brown, Greene, Langdon, Laurance, tled "An act to regulate and fix the compensaLivermore, and North.

tions of the officers employed in collecting the Nars—Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Chipman, Clay- internal revenues of the United States, and to ton, Foster, Goodhue, Hillhouse, Howard, Martin, Ma- insure more effectually, the settlement of their son, Paine, Read, Sedgwick, Stockton, Tazewell, and accounts," with amendments, in which they deTracy.

sire the concurrence of the Senate. They have And the bill having been further amended, it passed a bill, entitled “ An act to augment the was ordered to the third reading, as amended. Army of the United States, and for other pur

The Senate resumed the consideration of the poses,” in which they desire the concurrence of resolution of the House of Representatives, on the ihe Senate. subject of adjournment.

The bill last brought up from the House of

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[SENATE.

Representatives was read, and ordered to the se- tives, entitled “ An act to enable the President of cond reading

the United States to borrow money for the public The Senate took into consideration the amend service,” was read the third time. ments of the House of Representatives to the On motion to strike out, from the 1st section of amendments of the Senate, to the bill, entitled the bill, lines six and and seven, the following "An act to regulate and fix the compensations of words : " And upon such terms and conditions as the officers employed in collecting the internal he shall judge most advantageous for the United revenues of the United States, and to insure States;" and insert, in lieu thereof, the following: more effectually the settlement of their accounts." “at a rate of interest not exceeding six per cent.

Resolved, that they do agree to the said amend- per annum :" ment to their amendments.

It was determined in the negative-yeas 9, nays The Senate resumed the consideration of the 14, as follows: resolution of the House of Representatives for YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Langdon, Liver. adjourning the two Houses of Congress on the more, Martin, Mason, North, Paine, and Tazewell. 9th instant.

Nays—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, FosResolved, That they do concur therein, so ter, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, amended as that Congress may adjourn on the Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy. 16th instant.

On motion to strike out the amendment agreed The bill. sent from the House of Representa- to yesterday, as follows: “ Which sums of money tives, entitled "An act to lay and collect a direct may be borrowed on contracts to remain fixed tax within the United States," was read the third and irredeemable for a term not exceeding twentytime; and the bill being further amended, five years :"

Resolved, That it pass with amendments. It was determined in the affirmative-yeas 19,

Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was nays 4, as follows: referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Chipman, Claysentatives, entitled “ An act for the relief of Tho-ton, Foster, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Langdon, mas Lewis,” reported the bill without amend- Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, Martin, Mason, North, ment.

Paine, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, and Tazewell. On the question to agree to the third reading NaYs — Messrs. Bingham, Read, Stockton, and of this bill, it passed in the negative.

Tracy. Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom On motion, to expunge the words yesterday was referred the bill, sent from the House of Re- agreed to in the 1st section, to wit: "a sum not presentatives, entitled “ An act for erecting a exceeding Gollars," and to restore the words light-house and a beacon, and placing buoys, at of the original bill, as follows: “all such sums of the places therein named,” reported the bill with-money as, before the end of the next session of out amendment.

Congress, may, in bis judgment, be necessary :" Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. It was determined in the negative-yeas 11,

Mr. Bingham, from the committee to whom nays 11, as follows: was recommitted the bill, sent from the House of

YEAs - Messrs. Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, Hill. Representatives, entitled "An act for the relief house, Latimer, Livermore, Paine, Read, Sedgwick, of John Vaughan," made a report; which was Stockton, and Tracy. read.

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Clayton, Ordered, That the report, together with a Greene, Langdon, Laurance, Martin, Mason, Rutherstatement of the case. signed Elias Buudinot, furd, and Tazewell. Director of the Mint, be printed for the use of So the motion was lost. the Senate

And having filled up the blank, limiting the

to be borrowed, with “five millions of TUESDAY, July 10.

dollars ;"

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. The bill for encouraging the capture of French Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was armed vessels, by armed ships or vessels owned referred the bill, sent from the House of Repreby a citizen or citizens of the United States, was sentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to read the second time and amended.

make a further appropriation for the additional Resolved, That this bill pass pass to the third naval armament," reported amendments; which reading as amended.

were read, The bill, sent from the House of Representa

Ordered, That they lie for consideration. tives, entitled “ An act to augment the Army of the United States, and for other purposes," was read the second time.

WEDNESDAY, July 11. Ordered, That it be referred to the committee The bill for encouraging the capture of French appointed the 29th of November last, on that part armed vessels, by armed ships or vessels owned of the Speech of the President of the United by a citizen or citizens of the United States, was States which respects measures for the security read the third time; and the final passage of the and protection of commerce, to consider and re- bill was determined in the affirmative-yeas 16, port thereon to the Senate.

nays 4, as follows: The bill, sent from the House of Representa Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham,Chipman, Good

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