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as other claims of the several States are adjusted and settled ; any limitation in the acts of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding.

Ordered; That a bill or bills be brought in pursuant to the said resolution ; and that Mr. Seney, Mr. Gerry, and Mr. Sumpter, do prepare and bring in the same.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill for an apportionment of Representatives among the seve

thoural States according to the first enumeration, at the ratio of one for every sand persons, in the respective States ; 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 agreed to an amendment thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, as followeth :

Line fifth, fill up the blank with the words thirty-three.
And on the question that the House do agree to the said amendment,

Yeas.

34, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays

. 30.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present.
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Daniel Huger,
Robert Barnwell,

Israel Jacobs,
Egbert Benson,

Aaron Kitchell,
Elias Boudinot,

John W. Kittera,
Shearjashub Bourne,

Amasa Learned,
Benjamin Bourne,

Samuel Livermore,
Abraham Clarke,

Nathaniel Niles,
Jonathan Dayton,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Jeremiah Smith,
Elbridge Gerry,

Israel Smith,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Gordon,

Peter Silvester,
Andrew Gregg,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

John Vining,
Daniel Heister,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
James Hillhouse,

Artemas Ward.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

William Vans Murray,
Abraham Baldwin,

John Page,
John Brown,

Josiah Parker,
William Findley,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
William B. Giles,

Joshua Seney,
Samuel Griffin,

Upton Sheridine,
William Barry Grove,

John Steele,
Philip Key,

Samuel Sterrett,
John Lawrence,

Thomas Sumpter,
Richard Bland Lee,

Thomas Tredwell,
Nathaniel Macon,

Thomas Tudor Tucker,
James Maclison,

Abraham Venable,
John Francis Mercer,

Alexander White,
Andrew Moore,

Hugh Williamson, and
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Francis Willis.
The remaining blanks in the bill were filled up at the Clerk's table.

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

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate agree to the amendment proposed by this House to the bih sent from the Senate, entitled * An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.And then he withdrew

The House proceeded to consider the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act for altering the times of holding the Circuit Courts in certain Districts of the United States, and for other purposes:" Whereupon, the said bill was amended at the Clerk's table.

The bill, together with the amendment, was then read the third time; and the quesson being put, that the same do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of War, accompanying sundry papers and documents, relative to the late campaign, under General St. Clair, transmitted pursuant to the directions of the President of the United States.

Ordered, That the said letter and papers be referred to the committee appointed to inquire into the causes of the failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to extend the time heretofore granted for the payment of the duties on certain teas imported after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, reported that the committee had, according to orler, had the said bill under consideration, and made no amendment thereto.

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

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the Whole House on the bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning consuls and vice consuls;” and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Bourne, of Rhode Island, reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, together with the amendments, be read the third time 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10. Ordered, That Mr. Gerry be appointed, in the room of Mr. Sedgwick, on the committee to whom it was refeired to inquire into the causes of the failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair.

The bill sent from the Senate, entitled “ An act concerning consuls and vice consuls, together with the amendments thereto, was read the third time; and the question being put that the same do pass,

It was resolved in the affirmative.
Ordered, that the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

An engrossed bill to extend the time heretofore granted for the payment of the duties on certain teas, imported after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act to extend the time heretofore granted for the payment of the duties on certain teas, imported after the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

An engrossed bill for apportioning Representatives among the several States, accord. ing to the first enumeration, at the ratio of one for every thirty-three thousand persons in the respective States, was read the third time.

Resolved, that the said bill do pass, and that the title be, “ An act for apportioning Representatives among the several States, according to the first enumeration.”

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

Mr. Findley, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Henry Hill, on behalf of himself and others, made a report; which was read, and ordered to be referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the bill to indemnify the estate of the late Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain bond entered into by him for the public service, during the late war.

Mr. Muhlenberg, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Moses Young, made a report; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Seney, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill to direct the settlement of a certain claim of the State of Maryland; 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 to-morrow.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined four enrolled bills, three of which originated in the Senate, to wit: one entitled " An act for fixing the compensations of the doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress;" another, entitled " An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" and another, entitled " An act to erect a light-house on Montok Point, in the State of New Jersey;" and the other, which originated in this House, entitled “ An act to ascertain the bounds of a tract of land purchased by John Cleves Symmes;” and found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon, Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to indemnify the estate of the late Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain bond entered into by him for the public service, during the late war; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Seney reported that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same were severally twice read, and agreed to by the House.

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

S Yeas ..

...37. It was resolved in tbe affirmative,

Nays..

..23.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

James Madison,
Shearjashub Bourne,

John Francis Mercer,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Page,
Elbridge Gerry,

Josiah Parker,
William B. Giles,

Theodore Sedgwick,
James Gordon,

Upton Sheridine,
Andrew Gregs,

William Smith,
Samuel Griffin,

Samuel Sterrett,
Thomas Hartley,

George Thatcher,
Daniel Heister,

Abraham Venable,
Daniel Huger,

John Vining,
Philip Key,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John W. Kittera,

Francis Willis.
John Laurance,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
Elias Boudinot,

Joshua Seney,
John Brown,

Jeremiah Smith,
Abraham Clarke,

Israel Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Sumpter,
Israel Jacobs,

Thomas Tredweil,
Aaron Kitchell,

Artemas Ward,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White, and
Andrew Moore,

Hugh Williamson.
Nathaniel Niles,
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled " An act for apportioning Representatives among the several States, according to the first enumeration." They bare agreed to the amendments proposed by this House to two bills sent from the Se. nate, one entitled “An act for altering the times of holding the Circuit Courts in certain Districts of the United States, and for other purposes;" and the other entitled “An act concerning consuls and vice consuls.” And then he withdrew.

Mr. Bourne, of Massachusetts, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation four enrolled bills, three of which originated in the Senate, to wit: one entitled "An act for fixing the compensations of the doorkeepers of the Scnate and House of Representatives in Congress;" another, entitled " An act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" and another, entitled “ An act to erect a light-house on Montok Point, in the State of New York;" and the other, which originated in this House, entitled "An act to ascertain the bounds of a tract of land purchased by John Cleves Symmes."

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by estabTishing an uniform Militia throughout the United States;” and the same being read; several were agreed to.

Ordered, That the farther consideration of the 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, APRIL 11. A petition of Thomas Crayton, executor of Thomas Crayton, deceased, was presented to the House and read, praying the renewal of two loan office certificates, issued by the Commissioner of the State of Maryland to the deceased, in his life time, and since lost by the petitioner. Also,

A petition of Thomas Seon Saddler, administrator of Thomas Seon, deceased, to the same effect. Also,

A petition of the Commissioners of the City and County of Philadelphia, praying compensation for the use of the new gaol in the said city, for the time it was appropriated for the purpose of keeping state prisoners, during the late war.

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 William Peake, late a Quartermaster in Lee's Legion of Horse, was presented to the House and read, praying the settlement of his account; for services and advances made for the Legion, during the late war, and also an augmentation of a pension heretofore granted him by the State of Virginia.

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.

A memorial of James McLean, late a Captain of the invalid corps at West Point, on behalf of himself and others, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for services of himself and corps, whilst on duty at West Point.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Findley, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Huger; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A memorial and petition of the inhabitants of the town of Newark, in the State of New Jersey, was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for an academy, which was burnt by the enemy during the late war, whilst it was occupied as barracks for the American Army.

Ordered, That the said memorial and petition be referred to Mr. Clarke, Mr. Heister, and Mr. Schoonmaker; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A memorial of John de Neufville, late a citizen of and merchant in Amsterdam, but now of Cambridge in the State of Massachusetts, was presented to the House and read, praying to be reimbursed for sundry advances of money and supplies in support of the American cause, during the late war; also, for the losses he sustained in consequence of his exertions to produce a commercial treaty between Holland and the United States, and an acknowledgment of American Independence.

Ordered, That the said memorial be referred to the Secretary of State, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House, at the next session of Congress.

A petition of the inhabitants of the towns of Cincinnati and Columbia, and the settlements upon the Little Miami, in the Northwestern Territory of the United States, was presented to the House and read, praying to be quieted in their respective locations and settlements, to which they suppose themselves entitled, under the purchase made by John Cleves Symmes, and his associates, of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Findley, Mr. Benson, Mr. Madison, Mr. Smith, of South Carolina, and Mr. Baldwin; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Ordered, That the petition of Joseph Ceracchi, which was presented on the thirty: first of October last, be referred to Mr. Gerry, Mr. Benson, Mr. Lee, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Tucker; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

A petition of the merchants of the city of New York was presented to the House and read, praying that no additional duties may be laid on goods, wares, and merchan. dise, imported into the United States; and that farther time may be granted for the payment of those already imposed. Also,

A petition of Thomas Fielder, praying a loan of money to enable him to complete an apparatus for facilitating navigation, for which he has obtained an exclusive privilege. Also,

A petition of Ephraim Kimberty, praying that he may be permitted to locate a war rant, received from the Board of War, for three hundred acres of Western land, on thic range of Indian Short Creek, on the bank of the River Ohio.

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

An engrossed bill to indemnify the estate of the late Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain bond entered into by him for the public service, during the late war, was read the third time; and the question being put that the same do pass,

Yeas ...

33, It was resolved in the affirmative,

Nays.

24.
The yeas and nays being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Amasa Learned,
Abraham Baldwin,

Richard Bland Lee,
Robert Barnwell,

Samuel Livermore,
Egbert Benson,

James Madison,
Shearjashub Bourne,

John Francis Mercer,
Benjamin Bourne,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
William Findley,

William Vans Murray,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Page,
Elbridge Gerry,

Josiah Parker,
William B. Giles,

William Smith,
Andrew Gregg,

Samuel Sterrett,
Samuel Griffin,

George Thatcher,
Thomas Hartley,

Abraham Venable,
Daniel Heister,

John Vining,
Philip Key,

Jeremiah Wadsworth, and
John W. Kittera,

Francis Willis.
John Laurance,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Nathaniel Niles,
Elias Boudinot,

Cornelius C. Schoonmaker,
John Brown,

Joshua Seney,
Abraham Clarke,

Jeremiah Smith,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Israel Smith,
James Gordon,

John Steele,
William Barry Grove,

Jonathan Sturges,
James Hillhouse,

Thomas Sumpter,
Israel Jacobs,

Thomas Tredwell,
Aaron Kitchell,

Artemas Ward,
Nathaniel Macon,

Alexander White, and
Andrew Moore,

Hugh Williamson.
Resolved, That the title of the bill be, “An act to indemnify the estate of the late
Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain bond entered into by him, during the batt

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