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And then the question being put, that the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time,

It passed in the negative.
And so the said bill was rejected.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, covering his account of indents of interest received and issued from the first of July to the thirtieth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, inclusive; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Livermore, from the standing Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the letter from the Executive of the State of Maryland, containing the resignation of Wil. liam Pinkney, a member returned to serve in this House, for the said State; and, also, a certificate of the election of John Francis Mercer, in the room of the said William Pinkney, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

A memorial of the commissioned officers serving in the Army of the United States, was presented to the House and read, stating the inadequacy of their pay, subsistence, and forage, under the present establishment, and praying that the same may be auga mented.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to Mr. Laurance, Mr. Williamson, and Mr. Kitchell, with instruction to examine the same, and report their opinion thereupon to the House.

Mr. Ames, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of James Jackson, complaining of an undue election and return of Anthony Wayne, a member returned to serve in this House, for the State of Georgia, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Ordered, That the committee to whom was referred the petition of Josiah Claphain, be discharged from farther proceeding thereon; and that the said petition, together with the petitions of Daniel Robbins and Phineas Ware, which lay on the table, be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Stephen Zacchari, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The several orders of the day were further postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning eleven o'clock.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21. A petition of Jason Wate was presented to the House and read, praying the commutation of half pay as a Major in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Mr. Wadsworth, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion. The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the committee to whom was refer red the petition of James Jackson, complaining of an undue election and return of Anthony Wayne, one of the members returned to serve in this House, for the State of Georgia: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said report be committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.

The House proceeded to consider the report of the Standing Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the letter from the Executive of the State of Maryland, containing the resignation of William Pinkney, a member returned to serve in this House, for the said State; and, also, a certificate of the election of John Francis Mercer, in the room of the said William Pinkney: Whereupon,

Ordered, That the said report be committed to a Committee of the Whole House to

On a motion made and seconded, that the petition of James Weeks, which was presented to the House on Friday last, be referred for consideration,

It passed in the negative.
Risolurd, That the said petition be rejecter.

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The petitions of John Highy and John Elias Moore were presented to the House and read, respectively praying the renewal of certain Loan Office certificates, the pro-perty of the petitioners, which have been lost or destroyed.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for extending the time limited for the settlement of the accounts of the United States with the individual States ; and that Mr. Dayton, Mr. Griffin, and Mr. Hartley, be the said committee.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill apportioning the representation of the People of the United States, according to the first enumeration; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this llouse will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said bill.

The other orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22. The petitions of David Morris and Jacob Levan were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for supplies furnished, or services rendered in the Army of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Alpheus Moore, in behalf of himself and William Voorc, orphans of the late Major Willard Moore, deceased, and Mark Lincoln and Elizabeth his wife, late widow of the said Willard Moore, praying that the half-pay of the commission by the said deceased, who was slain in the service of the United States, may be ex. tended to them.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruc. tion to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the Rouse.

The petitions of John M'Gowan and Reuben Murry were presented to the House and readl

, respectively praying to be reimbursed for sundry expenditures in the service of the United States, during the late war. Also,

The petitions of Daniel Schermerhorn and John Craine, respectively praying the renewal of certain loan-office or final settlement certificates, the property of the petitionOs, which were destroyed by accident.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Henry Wagner was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of a wound received in the service of the United States, during the late

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

A memorial of the committee of the counties of Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, and Alleghany, in the State of Pennsylvania, was presented to the House and read, stating their objections to an act, passed at the last session, imposing a duty on spirits distilled within the United States, and praying that the same may be repealed.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information.

Mr. Laurance, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill making appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion, The said bill was read the second time, and ordered to be comınitted to a Committee of the Whole House on Wednesday se’nnight.

A remonstrance of the People called Quakers, in the State of North Carolina, was presented to the louse and read, stating their objections to certain provisions of a bill now depending, entitled “A bill more effectually to provide for the national defence by establishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States."

Ordered, That the said remonstrance be referred to the Committee of the whole House on the bill more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States.

A petition of William W. Smith, for himself, and as administrator to Gilbert Tennent, dercased, and Joseph Eaker, by his attorney, George Hunter, was presented to the

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House and read, praying compensation for services rendered as Surgeons in the General Hospital of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, accompany. ing his report on the petition of Jacob Isaacs; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Standing Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the letter from the Executive of the State of Maryland, containing the resignation of William Pinkney, a member returned to serve in this House, for the said State ; and also a certificate of the election of John Francis Mercer, in the room of the said William Pinkney; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said report under consideration, and made some progress therein.

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the said report.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill apportioning the representation of the People of the United States, according to the first enumeration ; and, after some time spent therain, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table.

Ordered, That the consideration of said amendments be postponed until to-morrow.
The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, covering his report on the petitions and cases, respectively, of the widows, or legal representatives, of William Bond, Wadleigh Noyes, Bernard Elliott, Samuel Wise, Benjamin Huger, John Bush, Charles Motte, and Richard Shubrick, officers who were slain, or who died in the service of the United States, during the late war ; which report was read, and ordered to be referred to the committee appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills for making compensation to widows, orphans, and invalids, in certain cases, with instruction to insert a clause or clauses pursuant thereto.

The petitions of Peter Huber and James Pettigrew were presented to the House and read, respectively praying the renewal of certain continental certificates, the property of the petitioners, which have been lost or destroyed.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The petitions of John Blake and Michael Rapp were presented to the House and read, respectively praying compensation for advances made, or supplies furnished in the service of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Paul Weyandt, of the State of Pennsylvania, praying that he may receive the pay and other emoluments due to his son, Jacob Weyandt, late a Lieutenant, and who died in the service of the United States, without issue, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Juliana Shulz and Philip Zeiber, executors of the late George Shulz, deceased, praying to be allowed the rent of a certain tenement, the property of their testator, which was appropriated to the use of the Medical Department, during the late

Ordered, That the said petitions do lie on the table.

A memorial of the People called Quakers, in the State of Virginia, was presented to the House and read, stating their objections to certain provisions of a bill now depending, entitled “ A bill more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States."

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the bill more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments reported yesterday by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill apportioning the representation of the People of the United States, according to the first enumeration: Whereupon, the first amend. inent being under consideration in the words following, to wit:

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“Section first, line second, strike out from the word “That,” to the end of the second section, and insert,

“From and after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and until otherwise provided for by law, agreeable to the Constitution of the United States, the House of Representatives shall be composed of members who shall have been chosen by the People of the several States, in the proportion of one Representative for every thirty thousand persons, computed according to the rule prescribed by the Constitution of the United States; that is to say, from the State of New Hampshire, four; the State of Massachusetts, fifteen ; the State of Connecticut, seven; the State of Rhode Island, two, the State of Vermont, two; the State of New York, ele. ven; the State of New Jersey, five ; the State of Pennsylvania, fourteen ; the State of Delaware, one ; the State of Maryland, nine ; the State of Virginia, twenty-one ; the State of Kentucky, two; the State of North Carolina, eleven ; and the State of Georgia, two members:

A motion was made, and the question being put, to amend the said amendment, by inserting between the words “ thirty” and thousand, in the fifth line, the word “four,"

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21, It passed in the negative,

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The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
John Baptist Ashe,

Nathaniel Niles,
Robert Barnewell,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Elias Buudinot,

Jeremiah Smith,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Israel Smith,
Benjamin Bourne,

William Smith,
Jonathan Dayton,

John Steele,
Nicholas Gilman,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Goodhue,

George Thatcher, anıt
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward.
Aaron Kitchell,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Madison,
Egbert Benson,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Elbridge Gerry,

John Page,
William B. Giles,

Josiah Parker,
James Gordon,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Andrew Gregg,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

Upton Sheridine,
William Barry Grove,

Thomas Sumpter,
Thomas Hartley,

Peter Silvester,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Tredwell,
Daniel Huger,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
Israel Jacobs,

Abraham Venable,
John W. Kittera,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
John Laurance,

Anthony Wayne,
Amasa Learned,

Alexander White,
Richard Bland Lee,

Hugh Williamson, and
Nathaniel Macon,

Prancis Willis.
And then the main question being put, to agree to the said amendment, as reported,
It was resolved in the affirmative.
The second amendment, in the words following, to wit :

“Section third, line first, strike out from the word " That,” to the end of the bill, and insert,

“ The President of the United States, as soon as the Marshal of the State of South Carolina shall have transmitted to him returns pursuant to the provisions by law for an enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, shall cause the Executive of the said State to be notified of the number of Representatives to be elected within the said State, according to the proportion aforesaid,” being read, was, on the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, with the amendments, be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

The House, according to the order of the day, again resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the report of the Standing Committee of Elections, to whom was referred the letter from the Executive of the State of Maryland, containing the resignation of William Pinkney, a member returned to serve in this House for the said State ; and also a certificate of the election of John Francis Mercer, in the room of the said William Pinkney; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported that the committee had, according to order, again had the said report under consideration, and made an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the said report and amendment were twice read, and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

“ It appears that, at an election held for the State of Maryland, on the first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, William Pinkney was duly elected a Representative for that State, to serve in the House of Representatives of the United States:

That the certificate of his election has been duly transmitted by the Executive thereof, and heretofore so reported by your committee:

That, by letter dated the twenty-sixth of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, directed to the Governor and Council of that State, William Pinkney resigned that appointment; and that, in consequence of such resignation, the Executive issued a writ for an election, to supply the vacancy thereby occasioned, and have certiñed that John Francis Mercer was duly elected, by virtue of that writ, in pursuance of the law of the State of Maryland in that case provided.

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this committee that John Francis Mercer is entitled to take a seat in this House, as one of the Representatives for the State of Maryland, in the stead of William Pinkney."

The several orders of the day were further postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23. A petition of Jacob Brandt was presented to the House and read, praying relief in consideration of a wound received in the Navy of the United States, during the late war. Also,

A petition of Catharine Schreinmaker, praying to receive certain artears of pay and depreciation which were due to her deceased husband, Francis Schreinmaker, for services as a serjeant-major in the late Army of the United States. Also,

A petition of Margaret Sweyer, administratrix of her husband, Henry Allis, deceased, late a captain in the Army of the United States, praying to be reimbursed certain advances made by the deceased, in the service of the United States, during the late war; and, also, that the half pay and other emoluments of the commission of the said deceased may be extended to her, and the orphan children of the said Henry Allis.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Beverly Winslow and Joseph Hawkins was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed for sundry advances made and supplies furnished the Convention troops and guards, at the barracks at Albemarle, in the State of Virginia, during the late war. Also,

A petition of William Arnold, praying the renewal of a Loan Office certificate, the property of the petitioner, which was destroyed by fire.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House,

A petition of Kendrick Doyer, Geneva distiller, in the city of New York, was presented to the House and read, praying that the act, passed at the last session, imposing a duty on distilled spirits, may be so modified and amended, that the duty on Geneva, imported from abroad, may be augmented, and the duty on the said article, distilled within the United States, reduced.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information.

Mr. Dayton, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to extend the time limited for the settlement of the accounts of the United States with the individual States; which was received, and read the first time.

On motion,

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