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Proceedings.

[JULY, 1798. hue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Liver-conference on the amendment to the bill entitled more, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Sedgwick, Stock-" An act to enable the President of the United ton, and Tracy.

States to borrow money for the public service." Nays-Messrs. Brown, Langdon, Mason, and Taze- and have appointed managers at the same on their well.

part. They have passed a bill entitled "An act to So it was Resolved, That this bill pass; that it suspend, for a further time, the duties upon the be engrossed ; and that the title thereof be “An manufacture of snuff within the United States, act for encouraging the capture of French armed and the drawbacks upon the exportation thereof;" vessels, by armed ships or vessels owned by a citi- in which they desire the concurrence of the izen or citizens of the United States."

Senate. They concur in some, and agree to other, The bill, sent from the House of Representa- amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled tives, entitled “ An act establishing an annual sa- "An act to lay and collect a direct tax within the lary for the surveyor of the port of Gloucester," United States," with amendments; in which was read a third time and passed.

amendmenis they desire the concurrence of the The bill, sent from the House of Representa- Senate. tives, entitled “ An act for erecting a light-house

The Senate took into consideration the resoluand beacon, and placing buoys, at the places tions of the House of Representatives on the therein mentioned," was read a third time. amendments of the Senate to the bill entitled

Resolved, That ihe further consideration thereof "An act to lay and collect a direct tax within be postponed until to-morrow.

the United States." A message from the House of Representatives On motion to insist on their amendment to secinformed the Senate that they concur in the first, tion second, line sixth, to strike out the words “at and disagree to the second, amendment of the more than one hundred, and not more than five Senate to the bill entitled "An act to enable the hundred dollars," it passed in the negative-yeas President of the United States to borrow money 9, pays 12, as follows: for the public service." They concur in the bill YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Latimer, Lau. entitled "An act in addition to an act entitled 'An rance, Martin, Mason, Read, Rutherfurd, and Tazewell, act for the punishment of certain crimes against Nars—Messrs. Brown, Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, the United States," with amendments; in which Greene, Hillhouse, Livermore, North, Paine, Sedgwick, they desire the concurrence of the Senate. Stockton, and Tracy.

The Senate took into consideration the resolu- On motion to recede from the amendment last tion of the House of Representatives, disagreeing recited, it was determined in the affirmativeto their second amendment to the bill entitled yeas 13, pays 8, as follows: “ An act to enable the President of the United

YEAS—Messrs. Brown, Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, States to borrow money for the public service."

Greene, Hillhouse, Livermore, North, Paine, Ruther. Resolved, That they do insisi on their amend-furd, Sedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy. ment, ask a conference thereon, and that Messrs. Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Latimer, LauTracy and Bingham be managers at the same on rance, Martin, Mason, Read and Tazewell. the part of the Senate. The Senate took into consideration the amend- | from all their amendments disagreed to by the

So it was Resolved, That the Senate do recede ments reported by the committee to whom was House of Representatives, and do disagree to their referred the bill, sent from the House of Repre- amendment of the twelfth amendment of the sentatives, entitled "An act to make a further ap: Senate. propriation for the additional naval armament;" which, being adopted, and the bill amended ac- informed the Senate that the House do not con

A message from the House of Representatives cordingly,

cur in the bill, sent from the Senate, entitled "An Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading act to alter the time for the next meeting of Conas amended.

gress.” They have passed a bill, entitled "An act The amendments of the House of Representa- in further addition to the act, entitled 'An act to tives to the bill entitled "An act in addition to the establish the Judicial Courts of the United States;" act entitled 'An act for the punishment of certain in which they desire the concurrence of the crimes against the United Siates," were read and Senate. ordered to lie for consideration.

The bill last mentioned was read, and ordered Ordered, That the memorial of Thomas Mc

to the second reading. Kean and others, respecting the publication of the

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaJournals of Congress, be referred to Messrs. BING- tives, entitled "An act to suspend for a further HAM, LATIMER, and LIVERMORE, to consider and time the duties upon the manufacture of snuff report thereon to the Senate. The Senate resumed the second reading of the the exportation thereof,” was read and ordered to

within the United States, and the drawback upon bill, sent from the House of Representatives, en- the second reading. titled “ An act for the relief of John Vaughan;" and, after debate, Ordered, That the further consideration thereof

Thursday, July 12. be postponed.

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaA message from the House of Representatives tives, entitled “ An act to suspend for a further informed the Senate that the House agree to the time the duties upon the manufacture of snuff

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within the United States, and the drawback upon time of making entry of stills, and for other purthe exportation thereof,” was read the second poses." The House of Representatives have time.

passed a bill, entitled “ An aci making certain adResolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. Iditional appropriations for the year one thousand

The bill, sent from the House of Representa- seven hundred and ninety-eight;" in which they tives, entitled " An act in further addition to the desire the concurrence of the Senate. act, entitled 'An act to establish the Judicial Ordered, That the Secretary of the Senate lay Courts of the United States," was read the second before the President of the United States an attime.

tested copy of the joint resolution authorizing the Resolved, That the bill pass to a third reading. President of the Senate and Speaker of the House

The Senate took into consideration the amend- of Representatives to adjourn their respective ments of the House of Representatives to the bill, Houses on the 16th instant. entitled "An act in addition to the act, entitled The amendment of the House of Representa'An act for the punishment of certain crimes tives to the bill, entitled "An act establishing the against the United States."

office of Accountant in the Department of the On motion, by Mr. Martin, to amend the Navy, and to alter and amend the act, entitled amendment of the House of Represertatives, by : An act to establish the office of Purveyor of Pubstriking out these words: " or bring them, or either lic Supplies," was read. of them, into contempt or disrepute, or to excite Ordered, That it lie for consideration. against them, or either or any of them, the hatred The resolution of the House of Representatives, of the good people of the United States," it pass- adhering to their disagreement to the last amended in the negative-yeas 5, nays 17, as follows: ment insisted on by the Senate to the bill, entitled

Yeas-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Martin, Mason, “ An act to alter the time of making entry of stills, and Tazewell.

and for other purposes," was considered. Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Fos.

Resolved, That the further consideration of this ter, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, bill be postponed until the next session of ConLivermore, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, gress. Stockton, and Tracy.

The Senate resumed the third reading of the On motion, by Mr. Mason, to amend the last bill. entitled “ An act making further appropriaamendment of the House of Representatives, by tions for the additional Naval Armament;" and striking out “ during the time it shall be in force." the question on the final passage of the bill, as and inserting, “ which prosecution shall have been amended, was determined in the affirmative-yeas commenced during the continuance of the act," 13. nays 3, as follows: it passed in the negative-yeas 5, nays 17, as fol- Yeas-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foslows:

ter, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, YEAs—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Martin, Mason Livermore, Martin, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, and Tazewell.

Sedgwick, Stockton, and Tracy. Nars-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Fos

Nars--Messrs. Anderson, Mason, and Tazewell. ter, Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance,

So it was Resolved, That this bill do pass as Livermore, North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, amended, Stockton, and Tracy.

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaSo it was Resolved, That the Senate do concur

tives, entitled “ An act making certain additional in the amendments of the House of Representa- hundred and ninety-eight," was read the first time,

appropriations for the year one thousand seven tives to this bill. Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom and, by unanimous consent, it was read the second

time. was referred the bill, sent from the House of Representatives, entitled “ An act to augment the Bingham, and Foster, to consider and report

Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. Tracy, Army of the United States, and for other pur- thereon to the Senate. poses," reported amendments; which were read, agreed to, and the bill was amended accordingly bill

, sent from the House of Representatives, en,

The Senate resumed the third reading of the Resolved, That this bill pass to the third read-titled "An act for erecting a light-house and ing as amended.

A message from the House of Representatives beacon, and, placing buoys at the places therein informed the Senate that the House have passed mentioned;" and, after debate, the further consid

eration thereof was postponed. the bill, sent from the Senate, entitled " An act establishing the office of Accountant in the Department of the Navy, and to alter and amend the

FRIDAY, July 13. act, entitled ' An act to establish the office of Pur- Mr. Read, from the committee to whom was veyor of Public Supplies," with amendments, in referred the bill, sent from the House of Reprewhich they desire the concurrence of the Senate. sentatives, entitled "An act providing for the They recede from their amendment to the twelfth enumeration of the inhabitants of the United amendment of the Senate on the bill, entitled States," reported the bill without amendment. " An act to lay and collect a direct tax within the On motion, by Mr. LIVERMORE, to postpone the United States.” They adhere to their disagree- further consideration of this bill to ibe next sesment to the last amendment insisted on by the sion of Congress, it was determined in the affirmaSenate to the bill, entitled " An act to alter the tive-yeas 11, nays 7, as follows:

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Proceedings.

[JULY, 1798.

YEAS–Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Goodhue, Hill

The Senate took into consideration the amendhouse, Laurance, Livermore, North, Paine, Read, Sedg- ments of the House of Representatives to the bill wick, and Tracy.

entitled “ An act establishing the office of AccountNays—Messrs. Anderson, Clayton, Foster, Greene, ant in the Department of the Navy, and to alter Latimer, Mason, and Tazewell.

and amend the act entitled 'An act to establish So it was Resolved, That the further consider the office of Purveyor of Public Supplies.” ation of this bill be postponed until the next ses

Ordered, That they be referred to Messrs. TRAsion of Congress.

cy, Bingham, and CHIPMAN, to consider and reMr. LIVERMORE notified the Senate that he port thereon to the Senate. should, to-morrow, ask leave to bring in a bill to The bill, sent from the House of Representaalter the time for the next meeting of Congress. tives, entitled “An act to suspend, for a further

Mr. Bingham, from the committee to whom time, the duties upon the manufacture of snuff was referred the petition of Thomas McKean and within the United States, and the drawbacks others, made report; which was read.

upon the exportation thereof,” was read the third Ordered, That it lie for consideration.

time, and passed. The bill, sent from the House of Representa- The bill, sent from the House of Representatives, entitled "An act to augment the Army of tives, entitled “ An act for erecting a light-house the United States, and for other purposes," was and beacon, and for placing buoys at the places read the third time; and the question on the final therein mentioned," was read the third time; passage of the bill, as amended, was determined in and, being further amended, the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 2, as follows: Resolved, That this bill

pass

with amendments. YEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Clayton, Foster, A message from the House of Representatives Goodhue, Greene, Hillhouse, Laurance, Livermore, informed the Senate that the House have passed Martin, North, Paine, Read, Sedgwick, and Tracy. a bill entitled “ An act to alter the time of making Nays— Messrs. Mason and Tazewell.

entry of stills ;" and a bill entitled "An act reSo it was Resolved, That this bill do pass with specting balances reported against certain States, amendments.

by the Commissioners appointed to settle the acThe following Message was received from the counts between the United States and the several PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

States ;" in which they desire the concurrence of

the Senate. Gentlemen of the Senate : A resolution of both Houses of Congress, authorizing

The bill, sent from the House of Representaan adjournment on Monday, the 16th of this month, tives, entitled " An act to alter the time of making has been laid before me. Sensible of the severity of entry of stills,” was read, and, by unanimous conthe service in so long a session, it is with great reluc- sent, it was read the second time. tance that I find myself obliged to offer any considera- Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs. PAINE, tion which may operate against the inclinations of the Hillhouse, and Brown, to consider and report members ; but certain measures of Executive authority thereon to the Senate. which will require the consideration of the Senate, and The bill, sent from the House of Representawhich cannot matured, in all probability, before tives, entitled “An act respecting balances reMonday or Tuesday, oblige me to request of the Senate ported against certain States, by the Commissionthat they would continue their session until Wednesday ers appointed to settle the accounts between the or Thursday.

JOHN ADAMS.

United States and the several States," was read, United STATES, July 13, 1798.

and ordered to the second reading. The Message was read, and ordered to lie for

The Senate resumed the consideration of the consideration.

report of the committee to whom was referred the Mr. Tracy reported, from the managers ap- bill, sent from the House of Representatives, enpointed to confer on the amendments of the Sen- titled " An act for the relief of 'John Vaughan;" ate to the bill, sent from the House of Represen- and, having amended the bill, the question to tatives, entitled “ An act to enable the President agree to the third reading was determined in the of the United States to borrow money for the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 4, as follows: public service,” that the Senate recede from their proposed amendment, which was to strike out the

YEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Greene,

Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Livermore, Martin, proviso to the first section of the act; and to North, Paine, Read, Rutherfurd, Tazewell, and Tracy. amend said proviso as follows, viz: Strike out after the word “ borrowed,” to the end of the pro- Mason.

Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Clayton, and viso, and insert these words: “at any time after the expiration of fifteen years from the date of such Mr. CHIPMAN reported from the committee, that loan ;" and the report was adopted. Whereupon, they had examined and found duly enrolled, the

Resolved, That the Senate do accordingly re- bill, entitled “An act to lay and collect a direct cede from their amendment disagreed to by the tax within the United States." House of Representatives on the said bill.

A message from the House of Representatives The bill, sent from the House of Representa- informed the Senate that the House do not concur tives, entitled “ An act in further addition to the in the bill, sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act entitled . An act to establish the Judicial act for encouraging the capture of French armed Courts of the United States," was read the third vessels by armed ships or vessels owned by a cititime, and passed.

zen or citizens of the United States.

JULY, 1798.]

Proceedings.

[Senate.

SATURDAY, July 14.

Senate. They agree to some and disagree to other Agreeably to notice given yesterday, Mr. Liv- amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled ERMORE obtained leave to bring in a bill 10 alterAn act to make a further appropriation for the the time for the next session of Congress; which additional Naval Armament." They recede from was read. and ordered to the second reading. their disagreement to the amendments of the

On motion, by Mr. Read, that the 13th rule, Senate to the bill, entitled " An act to enable the for doing business in the Senate, which prohibits President of the United States to borrow money the second reading of a bill on the same day, be for the public service," so far as to concur therein, suspended for the remainder of the session, it was agreeably to the modification made by the comdetermined in the affirmative-yeas 13, nays 6, as mittee of conference, and adopted by the Senate. follows:

They agree to some, and disagree to other, of the Yeas—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Greene, Hillhouse, Howard, Latimer, Laurance, Liv-“ An act for erecting a light-house and beacon, ermore, Read, Sedgwick, and Tracy.

and placing buoys, at the places therein menNars.—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Martin, Mason, tioned.” Rutherfurd, and Tazewell.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the The bill, sent from the House of Representa- report of the committee, to whom was referred tives, entitled " An act respecting balances report- the bill, sent from the House of Representatives, ed against certain States, by the Commissioners entitled “ An act for the relief of sick and disaappointed to settle the accounts between the Uni- bled seamen; and, the same being adopted, the ted States and the several States," was read the bill was read the third time. second time.

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. On motion, that the further consideration there- The Senáte took into consideration their amendof be postponed until the next session of Con- ment, disagreed to by the House of Representagress, it was determined in the negative-yeas 7, tives, to the bill, entitled “ An act for erecting a Days 14, as follows:

light-house and beacon, and placing buoys, at the YEAS-Messrs. Goodhue, Hillhouse, Martin, Paine, places therein mentioned.” Sedgwick, Tazewell, and Tracy,

Resolved, That they do recede therefrom. Nars-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Brown, Chip- Op motion, to reconsider the question thereon, man, Foster, Greene, Howard, Latimer, Laurance, Liv- and to agree to the third reading of the bill to ermore, Mason, North, Read, and Rutherfurd.

alter the time for the next meeting of Congress, Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. it was determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays LAURANCE, BINGHAM, and LIVERMORE, to consider 10, as follows: and report thereon to the Senate.

YEAS—Messrs. Chipman, Foster, Goodhue, Greene, The Senate took into consideration the report Hillhouse, Laurance, Livermore, Martin, Read, and of the committee on the petition of Thomas Mc- Tracy. Kean and others, respecting the Journals of Con- Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Bingham, Brown, Howgress proposed to be published by Richard Fol ard, Latimer, Mason, North, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, and well. Whereupon,

Tazewell. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre- So the question was lost. sentatives of the United States of America in The Senate took into consideration the amendCongress assembled, That the Secretary of the ment of the House of Representatives to their Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives amendment to the sixth section of the bill entibe authorized and directed to subscribe, on such tled " An act to augment the Army of the United terms as they may deem eligible, for the use of States, and for other purposes." the Senate and House of Representatives, for four Resolved, That the Senate agree to the said hundred copies of ine Journals of Congress, which amendment with amendments. are proposed to be published by Richard Folwell. A message from the House of Representatives

On motion, the bill to alter the time for the informed the Senate that they have passed a bill next meeting of Congress was read the second entitled " An act allowing an additional compentime.

sation to the Doorkeeper and Assistant DoorResolved, That this bill do not pass to the third keeper of the House of Representatives, for their reading.

services during the present session of Congress;" A message from the House of Representatives in which they desire the concurrence of the informed the Senate that ihe House have passed Senate. a bill, entitled “ An act making certain appropri- The bill, sent from the House of Representatives, ations, and to authorize the President to obtain a entitled "An act making certain appropriations, loan on the credit of the direct tax; also, a bill, and to authorize the President to obtain a loan on entitled "An act further to amend the act, enti- the credit of the direct tax," was read a first and tled · An act laying duties on stamped vellum, second time. parchment, and paper;" in which bills they desire Ordered, That it be referred to the committee, the concurrence of the Senate. They concur in appointed the 12th instant, on the bill entitled the amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act making certain additional appropriations " An aèt to augment the Army of the United for the year one thousand seven hundred and States, and for other purposes," with an amend- ninety-eight,” to consider and report thereon to ment, in which they desire the concurrence of the the Senate.

Senate.]

Proceedings.

[JULY, 1798.

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives, Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Greene, entitled "An act for allowing an additional com- Laurance, Martin, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, and pensation to the Doorkeeper and Assistant Door- Tracy. keeper of the House of Representatives, for their So the motion was lost. services during the present session of Congress," The question on the final passage of the bill was read.

was determined in the negative-yeas 10, nays 10, On motion, the bill was read a second and third as follows: time, and amended.

YEAS—Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Greene, Resolved, that this bill pass with amend. Laurance, Martin, Read, Rutherfurd, Sedgwick, and ments.

Tracy. The Senate took into consideration their amend- Nárs-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Goodhue, Hillments, disagreed to by the House of Representa- house, Howard, Latimer, Livermore, Mason, North, tives, to the bill entitled "An act to make a fur- and Tazewell. ther appropriation for the additional naval arma- So the bill was lost. ment."

A message from the House of Representatives Resolved, That they do recede from their said informed the Senate that they have passed a bill amendments, disagreed to by the House of Re-entitled “An act for allowing an additional compresentatives.

pensation to the principal and the two engrossing The bill, sent from the House of Representatives, clerks in the office of the Clerk of the House of entitled "An act further to amend the act entitled Representatives, for their services during the 'An act laying duties on stamped vellum, parch present session of Congress;" in which they dement and paper," was read the first and second sire the concurrence of the Senate. time, and referred to Messrs. GoodhuE, READ, Ordered, That the Message of the President of and LAURANCE, to consider and report thereon to the United States, of the 131h instant, be referred the Senate.

to Messrs. LAURANCE, Read, and Tracy, to conMr. LAURANCE, from the committee to whom sider and report thereon to the Senate. was referred the bill, sent from the House of Representatives, entitled “Anact respecting balances reported against certain States, by the Commis

Monday, July 16. sioners appointed to settle the accounts between Mr. Goodhue, from the committee to whom the United States and the several States," re- was referred the bill, sent from the House of Reported the bill without amendment; and the re- presentatives, entitled "Anact further to amend the port was adopted.

act entitled . An act laying duties on stamped velResolved, That this bill pass to a third reading. lum, parchment, and paper," reported amend

On motion, by Mr. Bingham, that the twelfth ments; which were read. rule for doing business in the Senate, which pro- Resolved, That the further consideration of this hibits the reading of a bill on the same day in bill be postponed until the next session of which it is announced, be suspended for the resi-Congress. due of the session, it passed in the affirmative- Mr. BINGHAM, from the committee to whom yeas 11, nays 8, as follows:

was referred the bill to amend the act entitled YEAS-Messrs. Bingham, Chipman, Foster, Good-“ An act 10 suspend the commercial intercourse hue, Greene, Hillhouse, Latimer, Laurance, Read, between the United States and France, and the Sedgwick, and Tracy.

dependencies thereof," reported amendments; Nays-Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Howard, Liver- which were read and adopted. more, Martin, Mason, North, and Tazewell.

Resolved, That this bill pass to a third reading So it was Resolved. That the twelfth rule for as amended. doing business in the Senate be suspended during Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was the present session.

referred the aroendments of the House of RepreOn motion, Mr. Bingham had leave to bring in sentatives to the bill entitled “ An act establishing a bill to amend the act entitled “ An act to sus- the office of Accountant in the Department of pend the commercial intercourse between the the Navy, and to alter and amend the act entitled United States and France, and the dependencies An act to establish the office of Purveyor of Pubthereof;" which was read the first and second lic Supplies," reported amendments to the amendtime, and referred to Messrs. BINGHAM, LAURANCE, ments. and Goodhue, to consider and report thereon to Resolved, That the Senate do agree to the first the Senate.

amendment, and to the amendment to the title. The bill, sent from the House of Representatives, Resolved, That they do disagree to the first of entitled " An act for the relief of John Vaughan," the two new sections, and agree to the last new was read the third time.

section, with an amendment, to wit: in the last On motion, that the further consideration of line but one, strike out the word " sixty," and inthis bill be postponed to the next session of Con. sert in lieu ihereof the word " ninety." gress, it passed in the negative-yeas 10, nays 10, Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was as follows:

referred the bill, sent from the House of RepreYEAs—Messrs. Anderson, Brown, Goodhue, Hill-sentatives, entitled "An act making certain-approhouse, Howard, Latimer, Livermore, Mason, North, priations, and to authorize the President to obtain and Tazewell.

à loan on the credit of the direct tax," reported

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