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SENATE.

Proceedings.

March, 1803.

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preferable by the Secretary of the Treasury," was termined in the affirmative-yeas 12, nays 6, as read the third time and passed.

follows: The bill, entitled "An act authorizing the trans- YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Breckenridge, Cocke, T. fer of the duties of supervisor to any other office,” Foster, Hillhouse, Howard, Olcott, Plumer, Ross, Trawas read the third time.

cy, Wells, and White. Ordered, That it lie for consideration.

Nays-Messrs. Baldwin, Bradley, Clinton, Logan, Nicholas, and Stone.

Whereupon, Resolved, That this bill pass. THURSDAY, March 3.

The bill, entitled "An act to allow a draw back The President communicated a letter from of the duty on sugar refined within the United the Attorney General, stating that, in obedience States," was read the second time, and referred to to the order of April 15th, 1802, he had applied Messrs. Howard, Wells, and Ross, lo consider for the documents necessary to enable him to re

and report thereon. port; which, although not yet obtained, his atten

Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was tion and inquiries for the accomplishment of the referred, on the 2d instant, the bill, entitled "An object should be continued with such means as

act concerning the city of Washington," reported he was possessed of, or should be placed within amendments, which were read and agreed io. his reach.

By unanimous consent, the bill was then read The bill, entitled "An act to prolong the con- the third time and passed. tinuation of the Mint at Philadelphia," was read

The Senate resumed the third reading of the the third time and passed.

bill, entitled "An act authorizing the transfer of The Senate resumed the consideration of the the duties of supervisor to any other office ;” and amendment of the House of Representatives to

Resolved, that this bill pass. their amendment to the bill, entitled "An act

Mr. Tracy, froni the committee to whom was making appropriations for the Military Estab- referred, on the 2d instant, the bill, entitled "An lishment of the United States, in the year one make restitution to the owners of the Danish brig

act to enable the President of the United States to thousand eight hundred and three:" whereupon,

Resolved, That the Senate do insist on their antine Henrick," reported it without amendment. said amendment, desire a conference thereon, and

Ordered, That the further consideration of this that Messrs. Jackson and Ross be the managers bill be postponed until the 4th of March. on their part.

The Senate took into consideration the bill, A message from the House of Representatives entitled “An act for settling sundry claims to pubinformed the Senate that they disagree to the lic lands of the United States south of the State amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled of Tennessee.” And, on the question, Shall this "An act making provision for persons that have bill be now read the second time? it passed in been disabled by known wounds received in the the negative. So the bill was lost. actual service of the United States during the

Ordered, That the message received this day Revolutionary war."

from the House of Representatives, respecting the The Senate took into consideration their amend- impeachment of John Pickering, judge of the disments disagreed to by the House of Representa-trict court, be referred to Messrs. Tracy, Clintives to the bill

, entitled "An act making provision Ton, and Nicholas, to consider and report thereon. for persons that have been disabled by known

On motion, the Senate adjourned to six o'clock wounds received in the actual service of the Unit- this evening. ed States during the Revolutionary war.”

Thursday EvenING, six o'clock. Resolved, that they do recede from their said Mr. Tracy, from the committee appointed on amendment.

the subject, made the following report, which was A message was received from the House of Rep- adopted, and the House of Representatives notiresentatives by Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Ran-fied accordingly : DOLPH, two of the members of said House, in the “ Whereas the House of Representatives have this words following:

day, by two of their members, Messrs. Nicholson and Mr. President: We are commanded, in the Randolph, at the bar of the Senate, impeached John name of the House of Representatives and of all the Pickering, judge of the district court for the district of people of the United States, to impeach John New Hampshire, of high crimes and misdemeanors, Pickering, judge of the district court for the dis- and have acquainted the Senate that the House of Reptrict of New Hampshire, of high crimes and mis- resentatives will, in due time, exhibit particular articles demeanors, and to acquaint the Senate that the of impeachment against him, and make good the House of Representatives will, in due time, exhibit same: and have likewise demanded that the Senate take particular articles of impeachment against him, order for the appearance of the said John Pickering to and make good the same. We are further com

answer to the said impeachment: Therefore, manded to demand that the Senate take order for Resolved, That the Senate will take proper order the appearance of the said John Pickering, to an- thereon, of which due notice shall be given to the swer to the said impeachment.“.

House of Representatives." The bill, entitled "An act for the relief of Joshua Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate Harvey and others," was read the third time; and notify the House of Representatives of this resoluon the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was de- tion.

MARCH, 1803.

Adjournment.

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Mr. Howard, from the committee to whom was gress, for the present session, one hundred dollars, referred the bill, entitled "An act to allow a draw- out of the contingent fund, in addition to the back of duty on sugar refined within the United allowance to which he is by law entitled. States," reported it without amendment.

Mr. Wright reported, from the joint commitOn the question, Shall this bill pass to the third tee, that they had waited on the President of the reading ? it was determined in the negative. So United States, and that he informed the committhe bill was lost.

tee that he had no further communications to A motion was made that it be

make to the two Houses of Congress.

In Executive session, the Sevate resumed the Resolved, That the Senate proceed to the election of consideration of the Convention between the a Secretary, and the other officers of the Senate, at the United States and His Catholic Majesty, concommencement of the next session.

cluded at Madrid, August 11, 1802. On which a motion was made to postpone this And, on the question, Will the Senate consent resolution until the 4th day of March next; and and advise to the ratification thereof? it was dethe question of postponement was determined in termined in the negative-yeas 13, nays 9, as the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 7, as follows: follows:

YEAS—Messrs. Baldwin, Bradley, Cocke, T. Foster, YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Baldwin, Bradley, BreckHillhouse, Howard, Jackson, Morris, Olcott, Plumer, enridge, Clinton, Cocke, T. Foster, Jackson, Logan, S. Stone, Sumter, Tracy, Wells, and White.

T. Mason, Nicholas, Stone, and Sumter. Nays-Messrs. Breckenridge, Clinton, Ellery, Logan,

Nays-Messrs. Hillhouse, Howard, Morris, Olcott, S. T. Mason, Nicholas, and Wright.

Plumer, Tracy, Wells, White, and Wright. Ordered, That Messrs. Wright and Cocke be So the question was lost, two-thirds of the Sena committee on the part of the Senate, with such ators present not consenting thereto. as the House of Representatives may join, to wait

On motion, it was agreed to reconsider the last on the President of the United States and notify vote; and on the question, Shall the considerahim that, unless he may have any further com- tion of this convention be postponed ? it passed munications to make to 'the two Houses of Con- in the affirmative-yeas 14, nays 8, as follows: gress, they are ready to adjourn.

YEAS—Messrs. Anderson, Baldwin, Bradley, BreckA message from the House of Representatives enridge, Clinton, Cocke, T. Foster, Jackson, Logan, 8. informed the Senate that the House of Repre- T. Mason, Nicholas, Stone, Sumter, and Wright. sentatives concur in the resolution of the Senate Nays-Messrs. Hillhouse, Howard, Morris, Olcott, for the appointment of a joint committee to wait Plumer, Tracy, Wells, and White. on the President of the United States, and notify So it was Resolved, That the consideration of him of the proposed adjournment of the two this convention be postponed. Houses of Congress, and have appointed a com- Ordered, That the Secretary lay this resolumittee on their part.

tion before the President of the United States. Ordered, That the Secretary of the Senate pay On motion, the Senate adjourned to the first to Doctor GANTT, one of the Chaplains to Con- Monday in November next.

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS, BEGUN AT THE CITY OF

WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1802.

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Monday, December 6, 1802.

returned to serve as a member of this House, in This being the day appointed by the Constitu- the room of Benjamin Taliaferro, who has also lion for the annual meeting of Congress, the fol- and took their seats in the House.

resigned ; appeared, produced their credentials, lowing members of the House of Representatives

A new

delegate, from the Mississippi Territory, appeared and took their seats, to wit:

to wit: Thomas M. GREEN, returned to serve in From New Hampshire—Abiel Foster and Samuel this House, in the room of Narsworthy Hunter, Tenney.

deceased, appeared, produced his credentials, and From Massachusetts John Bacon, Seth Hastings, took his seat in the House. Nathan Read, Josiah Smith, Joseph B. Varnum, Peleg But a quorum of the whole number of qualified Wadsworth, and Lemuel Williams.

members not being present, the House adjourned From Rhode IslandJoseph Stanton, jr., and Tho- until to-morrow morning, eleven o'clock. mas Tillinghast.

From Connecticut-John Davenport, Calvin Goddard, Elias Perkins, John Cotton Smith, and Benjamin

Tuesday, December 7. Tallmadge:

Another new member, to wit: Thomas WYNN, From New YorkSamuel L. Mitchill, John Smith, from North Carolina, returned to serve as a memDavid Thomas, John P. Van Ness, and Killian K. Van ber of this House, for the said State, in the room Rensselaer.

of Charles Johnson, deceased, appeared, produced From New Jersey-John Condit, Ebenezer Elmer, his credentials, and took his seat in the House. James Mott, and Henry Southard.

Several other members, viz: from New HampFrom Pennsylvania-Robert Brown, Andrew Gregg, shire, George B. UPHAM; from Massachusetts, Joseph Heister, Joseph Hemphill, William Hoge, Mi- PHANUEL Bishop, Manasseh CUTLER, and Wilchael Leib, John Smilie, John Stewart, Isaac Van Horn, Liam SHEPARD; from Connecticut, Samuel W. and Henry Woods.

Dana and ROGER GRISWOLD; from Pennsylvania, From MarylandJohn Dennis, Joseph H. Nichol- Thomas BOUDE; from Virginia, Thomas Newson, Thomas Plater, and Samuel Smith.

Ton, jr., and John Trigg; from North Carolina, From Virginia–Thomas Claiborne, John Clopton, James HOLLAND; and from South Carolina, ThoJohn Dawson, David Holmes, George Jackson, An- Mas MOORE; appeared, and took their seats in the thony New, John Smith, and Philip R. Thompson.

House. From North CarolinaNathaniel Macon, Speaker,

And a quorum, consisting of a majority of the Richard Stanford, and John Stanley.

whole number of qualified members, being presFrom Tennessee William Dickson.

sent, the oath to support the Constitution of the From the Northwestern Territory-Paul Fearing.

United States, as prescribed by the act, entitled

“ An act to regulate the time and manner of adSeveral new members, to wit: Samuel Hunt, ministering certain oaths," was administered by from New Hampshire, returned to serve as a mem- Mr. SPEAKER to the new members. ber of this House, in the room of Joseph Peirce, Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate, who has resigned his seat; SAMUEL THATCHER, to inform them that a quorum of this House is from Massachusetts, returned to serve as a member assembled, and are ready to proceed to business, of this House, in the room of Silas Lee, who has and that the Clerk of this House do go with the resigned; and David MERIWETHER, from Georgia, said message.

H. OF R.

Proceedings.

DECEMBER, 1802. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House cause

Friday, December 10. the members to be furnished, during the present Two other members, to wit: William Eustis, session, with three newspapers to each member, from Massachusetts, and John A. Hanna, from such as the members respectively shall choose, to Pennsylvania, appeared and took their seats in the be delivered at their lodgings.

House.

A representation and memorialof Gilbert Combs, WEDNESDAY, December 8.

of the State of Virginia, was presented to the House Two other members, to wit: from New Jersey, or theory for ascertaining the longitude, which he

and read, stating that he has discovered a scheme William Helms, and from North Carolina, Wil- is desirous of confirming by astronomical observaLis Alston, appeared and took their seats in the tions in different and distant quarters of the globe; House. The petitions of Richard Willson, and of Na- therein as the pecuniary aid of the Government

and praying as well the patronage of Congress thaniel Seager, of the city and county of Wash- of the United States, under such restrictions as the ington, in the District of Columbia, now confined President of the United States may be authorized for deht in the jail of the said county, were pre- to impose. sented to the House and read, respectively praying that a special act of Congress may be passed morial be referred to Mr. Thompson, Mr. Mitch

Ordered, That the said representation and me. to liberate the petitioners from their confinement; ill, and Mr. TALLMADGE; that they do examine or that such other relief may be afforded them as the matter thereof, and report the same, with their to the wisdom of Congress shall seem meet. Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to

opinion thereupon, to the House.

Resolved, That the resolution of this House of Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Griswold, Mr. Thompson, the tenth of December, one thousand eight hunMr. Hemphill, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Tenney, and dred and one, authorizing Thomas Claxton to emMr. Condit, with instruction that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same,

with

ploy one additional assistant, two servants, and their opinion thereupon, to the House; and also wo horses, be, and the same is hereby, continued

in force during the present session.
to inquire, and report by bill or otherwise, into the
expediency of making a general provision for the
relief of insolvent debtors within the District of

SATURDAY, December 11.
Columbia.
The following committees were appointed, in

Another member, to wit: ARCHIBALD HENDERpursuance of the standing rules and orders of the son, from North Carolina, appeared and took his

seat in the House. House, viz: Committee of Elections—Mr. Bacon, Mr. TEN

A petition of James Dohertie and others, citi NEY, Mr. Condit, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Elmer, Mr. the House and read, praying that a certain tract

zens of the Mississippi Territory, was presented to STANLEY, and Mr. New.

of vacant land in the said Territory may be granted Committee of Revisal and Unfinished BusinessMr. DAVENPORT, Mr. Alston, and Mr. Dawson. ants in common, for the reasons therein.specified.

to Amos Hubbard and Ebenezer Smith, as tenCommittee of ClaimsMr.John Cotton SMITH, Mr. Gregg, Mr. Holmes, Mr. PLATER, Mr. JOHN Mr. Davis, Mr. Green, and Mr. Dennis; that

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Smith, of New York, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Cur- they do examine the matter thereof, and report the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House. , Mr. Mr. ,

After the reception and reference of several pe · Mr. Newton, Mr. Wynn, Mr. 'Hunt, and Mr:titions, the House adjourned. LEIB. Mr. S. Smith moved that a Committee of Ways

Monday, December 13. and Means, consisting of nine members, should be

Several other members, to wit: from Massaappointed; but as the number of nine involved a departure from a rule confining that committee to Thomas Morris; from Virginia, Abram Trigg;

chusetts, Richard Cutts ; from New York, seven, the motion was ordered to remain for con- and from South Carolina, Thomas Lowndes; sideration until to-morrow.

appeared and took their seats in the House.

Mr. DAVENPORT, from the Committee of ReTHURSDAY, December 9.

visal and Unfinished Business, to whom it was Two other members, to wit: Walter Bowie, referred to examine the Journal of the last session, from Maryland, and Thomas T. Davis, from Ken- and report therefrom such matters of business as tucky, appeared and took their seats in the House. were then depending and undetermined, made a Ona motion made and seconded that the House report, in part; which was read, and ordered to

lie on the table. do come to the following resolution:

Resolved, That two Chaplains, of different denominations, be appointed to Congress, for the present ses

Tuesday, December 14. sion, one by each House, to interchange weekly :” Several other members, to wit: from Massa

Ordered, That the consideration of the said chusetts, EBENEZER MATToon; from New York, resolution be postponed until Monday next. THEODORUS BAILEY; from Virginia, Joan Ran

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