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YEAs.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, insert these words : exclusive of the allowances to Gunn, King, Latimer, Paine, Read, Ross, Strong, and agents and clerks.' Trumbull.

Section 7, line 6th, strike out the words, 'a sum not Nays.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, exceeding,' and insert the sum of.'” Langdon, Livermore, Martin, Mason, Robinson, and

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Tazewell.

report of the committee to whom was referred On motion, that this committee consist of five the bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Henry members, it passed in the negative. And it was Messonnier." Whereupon, agreed that Messrs. King, BURR, and LIVERMORE, Resolved, That this bill do not pass. be the committee.

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives for coacurrence, entitled "An act providing

Monday, April 11. for the sale of the lands of the United States, in The following Message was received from the the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES : above the mouth of Kentucky river," was read Gentlemen of the Senate, and the second time.

of the House of Representatives : Ordered, That this bill lie for consideration. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

By an act of Congress passed on the 26th of May,

| 1790, it was declared that the inhabitants of the Territhe report of the committee to whom was referred

tory of the United States South of the river Ohio the bill, entitled "An act authorizing and direct

should enjoy all the privileges, benefits, and advantages, ing the Secretary of War to place certain persons

set forth in the ordinance of Congress for the governtherein named on the pension list.”

ment of the Territory of the United States Northwest Ordered, That the further consideration thereof of the river Ohio; and that the government of said be the order of the day for Monday next.

Territory South of the Ohio should be similar to that which was then exercised in the Territory Northwest

of the Ohio; except so far as was otherwise provided Friday, April 8.

in the conditions expressed in an act of Congress passThe Senate resumed the second reading of the

ed the 2d of April, 1790, entitled “ An act to accept a bill, sent from the House of Representatives for

cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to

a certain district of Western territory." concurrence, entitled “ An act providing for the

Among the privileges, benefits, and advantages, thus sale of the lands of the United States, in the Ter

secured to the inhabitants of the Territory South of the ritory Northwest of the river Ohio, aud above the river Ohio, appear to be the right of forming a permamouth of Kentucky river.”

nent Constitution and State Government, and of adOrdered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. mission, as a State, by its delegates, into the Congress Ross, KING, BROWN, MARSHALL, and STRONG, to of the United States, on an equal footing with the consider and report thereon to the Senate. original States, in all respects whatever, when it should

Mr. STRONG, from the committee to whom was have therein sixty thousand free inhabitants : Provided referred the bill sent from the House of Repre the Constitution and Government so to be formed sentatives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to should be Republican, and in conformity to the principrovide for the widows and orphans of certain ples contained in the articles of the said ordinance. officers who have died of wounds received in the As proofs of the several requisites to entitle the Terservice of the United States, since the fourth of ritory South of the river Ohio to be admitted, as a State, March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty

into the Union, Governor Blount has transmitted a renine, reported amendments; which were read,

turn of the enumeration of its inhabitants, and a printed and ordered to lie for consideration.

copy of the Constitution and form of government on Mr. Ross reported from the managers on the

| which they have agreed; which, with his letters accompart of the Senate, at the conference on the bill,

panying the same, are herewith laid before Congress.

G. WASHINGTON. entitled "An act for establishing trading houses

United States, April 8, 1796. with the Indian tribes;" and the report was adopted, as follows:

The Message and papers were read, and ordered

to lie until to-morrow for consideration. “ The managers on the part of the Senate have con- A message from the House of Representatives ferred with those on the part of the House, and do re- informed the Senate that the House have passed commend that the Senate recede from their amend the bill, sent from the Senate for concurrence, ments disagreed to by the House.

entitled "An act supplementary to an act, enti“And that the fifth section be amended to read as I tled "An act to provide a Naval Armanent," with follows: “ Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That, during the

amendments; in which they desire the concurcontinuance of this act, the President of the United

rence of the Senate. They have passed a bill, enStates be, and he is hereby, authorized to draw annually

titled "An act in addition to an act, entitled 'An from the Treasury of the United States a sum not ex. 14

act making further provision for the support of ceeding eight thousand dollars, to be applied under his

Public Credit, and for the redemption of the Pubdirection, for the purpose of paying the agents and lic Debt;" in which they desire the concurrence clerks, which agents shall be allowed to draw, out of of the Senate. the public supplies, two rations each, and each clerk one The Senate resumed the consideration of the ration per day.

report of the committee to whom was referred “ And in section 6, line 2, after the word dollars,' the bill, entitled "An act authorizing and direct

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(SENATE. ing the Secretary of War to place certain persons dows and orphans of certain officers who have therein named on the pension list;" which was died of wounds received in the service of the adopted, and the bill amended accordingly.

United States since the fourth of March, one Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

The amendments of the House of Representa On the question to agree to the last amendment tives to the bill, entitled " An act supplementary reported by the committee, as followeth: to an act, entitled 'An act to provide a Naval Ar Line 13, after the word “ States," insert "and to mament," were read, and ordered to lie until to the widows and orphans of those commissioned officers, morrow for consideration.

in the late Continental army, who died by reason of The bill, last brought from the House of Repre- wounds received before the fifteenth day of May, one sentatives for concurrence, was read, and ordered thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, in the acto a second reading.

tual service of the United States, and for whom no proThe Senate proceeded to the consideration of vision has been made :" the report of the committee to whom was referred It passed in the negative-yeas 8, nays 16, as the bill, entitled “An act to provide for the follows: widows and orphans of certain officers who have died of wounds received in the service of the Mason, Potts, Read, and Tattnall.

YEAS-Messrs. Gunn, Henry Livermore, Martin, United States, since the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.” And, Brown, Cabot, Foster, Frelinghuysen, King, Marshall,

Nars-Messrs. Bingham, Bloodworth, Bradford after debate, the Senate adjourned.

Paine, Robinson, Ross, Rutherfurd, Strong, Tazewell, and Trumbull.

So the report of the committee was not adopted. TUESDAY, April 12.

On the question, Shall this bill pass to the third Josiah TATTNALL, elected a Senator by the Le- reading? it passed in the affirmative-yeas 13, gislature of the State of Georgia, in place of Mr. nays 13, as follows: Walton, appointed by the Executive of the said YEAS-Messrs. Bingham, Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, State to succeed. Mr. Jackson, produced his cre- Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Martin, Mason, Potts, dentials, and the oath required by law being ad- Read, Ross, and Tattnall. ministered, took his seat in the Senate.

Nays-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Foster, King, Mr. HENRY, from the committee to whom was Langdon, Livermore, Marshall

, Paine, Robinson, Rureferred the hill, entitled " An act declaring the therfurd, Strong, Tazewell, and Trumbull. consent of Congress to a certain act of the State The number of votes being equal, the VICE of Maryland, and to continue 'An act, declaring the PRESIDENT determined the question in the affirmassent of Congress to certain acts of the States ative. of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and The Senate proceeded to consider the amendProvidence Plantations,' so far as the same re- ments of the House of Representatives to the spects the States of Georgia and Rhode Island, bill, entitled " An act supplementary to an act, enand Providence Plantations," reported an amend titled 'An act to provide a Naval Armament ;'” ment, which was adopted, and the bill was and, amended accordingly.

Resolved, That they do concur therein. The bill was then read the third time, and Ordered that the bill to regulate the Mint of passed.

the United States, and to punish frauds by counThe bill, sent from the House of Representa-terfeiting the coins thereof, or otherwise, be retives for concurrence, entitled " An act authoriz- committed. ing and directing the Secretary of War to place certain persons therein named on the pension

WEDNESDAY, April 13. list," was read the third time. ,

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaOn the question to concur in the bill as amend- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act in addied, it passed in the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 8, tion to an act, entitled 'An act making further as follows:

provision for the support of Public Credit, and for YEAs Messrs. Bloodworth, Bradford, Burr, Cabot, the redemption of the Public Debt, was read the Foster, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, King, Livermore, Mar- second time, and referred to Messrs. LIVERMORE, tin, Paine, Read, Robinson, Strong and Trumbull. CABOT, and King, to consider and report thereon

NAYS-Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Henry, Marshall, to the Senate. Mason, Ross, Rutherfurd, and Tazewell.

The bill to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate Mr. Tattnall excused.

certain lands in the Territory of the United States So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with Northwest of the river Ohio, was read the second amendments.

time, and referred to the committee, appointed on The Senate resumed the consideration of the the 8th instant, on the bill, entitled'"An act pro"resolution directing further returns in the cases viding for the sale of the lands of the United of claimants for invalid pensions;" and

States in the Territory Northwest of the river Resolved, That they do concur therein. Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river,"

The Senate resumed the consideration of the to consider and report thereon to the Senate. report of the committee to whom was referred Mr. Butler presented the petition of Charles the bill, entitled "An act to provide for the wi-Colvil, mate and carpenter of the ship Dauphin,

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and late a prisoner in Algiers; which was read,

THURSDAY, April 14. praying Congress to enable him to refund the prin

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of cipal and interest of the money advanced for his the Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ransom.

STATES, of the 8th instant, and of the papers acOrdered, That it be referred to Messrs. BUT-companying the same. On motion, that they be LER, Read, and Mason, to consider and report referred to a committee, to consist of a member thereon to the Senate.

from each State, it passed in the negative. The bill, sent from the House of Representa On motion, that they be referred to a committives for concurrence, entitled "An act to provide tee to consist of five members, it passed in the for the widows and orphans of certain officers who negative. And it was agreed that they be referred have died of wounds received in the service of to Messrs. King, Read, and RUTHERFURD, to conthe United States since the fourth of March, one sider and report thereon to the Senate. thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, was read the third time.

FRIDAY, April 15. On motion, that the words, and of the militia," Mr. King, from the committee to whom was lines 6th and 7th, be expunged, it passed in the referred the bill, entitled “An act for the relief negative-yeas 12, nays 16, as follows:

and protection of American seamen,” reported YEAS.—Messrs. Bradford, Butler, Cabot, Foster, Hen- amendments. ry, King, Langdon, Latimer, Livermore, Paine, Strong, Ordered, That they be printed for the use of and Trumbull.

the Senate. Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Bloodworth, Brown, Burr,

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaFrelinghuysen, Gunn, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Potts, tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to reguRead, Robinson, Ross, Rutherfúrd, Tattnall, and Taze- late trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, well.

and to preserve peace on the frontiers," was read On motion to add the following words, line 7th, the second time, and the further consideration of after the word "died," " or who may hereafter the bill was postponed. die;" it passed in the negative. On the question to concur in the passing this

Monday, April 18. bill, it was determined in the negative-yeas 13,

The Senate resumed the second reading of the nays 15, as follows:

bill sent from the House of Representatives for Yeas.-Messrs. Bingham, Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to

concurrence, entitled "An act to regulate trade Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Martin, Mason, Potts, Read, Ross, and Tattnall.

preserve peace on the frontiers." Nays.-Messrs. Bradford, Butler, Cabot, Poster, tee, appointed on the 8th instant, on the bill, enti

Ordered, That this bill be referred to the comKing, Langdon, Latimet, Livermore, Marshall, Paine, tled * An act providing for the sale of the

lands Robinson, Rutherfurd, Strong, Tazewell, and Trum- of the United States in the Territory Northwest of bull.

the river Ohio, and above the mouth of KenSo it was Resolved, That this bill do not pass. tucky river," to consider and report thereon to

A message from the House of Representatives the Senate. informed the Senate that the House agree to all Mr. BUTLER presented the memorial of a numthe amendments of the Senate to the bill, enti- ber of the merchants of Charleston, in the State tled " An act authorizing and directing the Secre- of South Carolina, praying that speedy measures tary of War to place certain persons therein may be adopted whereby they may be compennamed on the pension list," except the seventh, to sated for the depredations committed by the Briwhich they disagree. They have adopted the tish cruisers on their vessels and property in the report of the Committee of Conference on the West Indies: and the petition was read, and orbill, entitled, “An act for establishing trading dered to lie on the table. houses with the Indian tribes." and they have The Senate proceeded to consider the amendpassed a bill, entitled " An act to regulate trade ments reported by the committee to whom was and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to referred the bill, entitled " An act for the relief preserve peace on the frontiers;" in which bill and protection of American seamen;" and, after they desire the concurrence of the Senate. debate, the further consideration thereof was

The bill last brought from the House of Repre- postponed. sentatives for concurrence was read, and ordered to a second reading.

TUESDAY, April 19. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu The Senate resumed the consideration of the tion of the House of Representatives, disagreeing amendments reported by the committee to whom to the seventh amendment of the Senate to the was referred the bill

, entitled " An act for the rebill, entitled "An act authorizing and directing lief and protection of American seamen.” the Secretary of War to place certain persons The third section, proposed to be substituted therein named on the pension list;" And,

by the committee, was read, as follows: Resolved, That they do recede from their said

“Sec. 3. And, in order that full and speedy informaamendment.

tion may be obtained of the seizure and detention, by

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any foreign Power, of any seamen employed on board referred to in the Message of the PRESIDENT OF any ship or vessel of the United States :

THE UNITED States, of the 29th of March last, « Be it further enacted, That it shall, and hereby is be committed to Messrs. King, LIVERMORE, Ports, declared to be, the duty of the master of every ship or Bingham, and Read, to consider and report therevessel of the United States, any of the crew whereof on to the Senate. shall have been impressed or detained by any foreign Power, at the first port at which such ship or vessel shall arrive, if such impressment or detention happened

Thursday, April 21. on the high seas, or, if the same happened within any foreign port, then, in the port in which the same hap

Mr. LIVERMORE, from the committee to whom pened, immediately to make a protest, stating the man-|

he was referred the bill, entitled " An act in addition ner of such impressment or detention, by whom made, to an act, entitled 'An act making further provitogether with the name and place of residence of the sion for the support of Public Credit, and for the person impressed or detained, distinguishing, also, redemption of the Public Debt," reported that the whether he was an American citizen, and, if not, to bill pass without amendment; and the report was what nation he belonged."

adopted. On motion, to amend this section, by expunging

Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. these words, " distinguishing, also. whether he was an American citizen, and, if not, to what nation he belonged ;" it was determined in the ne

Friday, April 22. gative-yeas 3, nays 16, as follows:

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives Yeas.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Burr, and Butler. for concurrence, entitled “ An act in addition to

Nays.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Foster, Freling- an act entitled 'An act making further provision huysen, Gunn, Henry, King, Latimer, Livermore, Mar- for the support of Public Credit, and for the retin, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, Tattnall, and Trum.demption of the Public Debt," was read the third

time. And the report of the committee being amend-/ Mr. King, from the committee to whom was ed, was adopted ; and it was agreed that the bill referred the bill, entitled "An act authorizing a be amended accordingly.

Loan for the use of the city of Washington, in Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. the District of Colu

the District of Columbia, and for other purposes therein mentioned," reported that the bill pass

without amendment. WEDNESDAY, April 20.

Ordered, That the report lie for consideration. The bill, sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the relief

Monday, April 25. and protection of American seamen,” was read tne third time.

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of On motion, it was agreed to insert, after the the committee to whom was referred the bill, enfirst section, the following amendment: .

titled " An act authorizing a Loan for the use of “Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, Tlat, if it should the city of Washington, in the District of Columbe expedient to employ an additional agent or agents bia, and for other purposes therein mentioned.” for the purposes authorized by this law, during the re

On motion, that the bill be referred to a special cess of the Senate, the President alone be, and hereby committee, to examine the estimates and expendis, authorized to appoint such agent or agents.” |itures, and report generally thereon, it passed in On motion, it was agreed to amend the last sec

| the negative-yeas 12, nays 13, as follows: tion of the bill, by striking out these words : "the YEAS.-Messrs. Bingham, Cabot, Foster, Frelingfirst and second sections of.”

huysen, Gunn, King, Latimer, Livermore, Read, Ross, Resolved, That this bill pass with the amend-Rutherfurd, and Trumbull. ments.

Nars.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Bradford, Brown, Burr, A message from the House of Representatives Butler, Henry, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Potts, Robininformed the Senate that the House have passed son, Tattnall, and Tazewell. a bill, entitled “ An act making an appropriation And, after debate, the further consideration of for defraying the expenses which may arise in the bill was postponed. carrying into effect the Treaty made between the A message from the House of Representatives United States and the King of Spain;" and a bill, informed the Senate that the House have passed entitled “ An act making appropriations for de-a bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation fraying the expenses which may arise in carrying for defraying the expenses which may arise in into effect a Treaty made between the United carrying into effect the Treaty made between the States and certain Indian tribes Northwest of United States and the Dey and Regency of Althe river Ohio;" in which bills they desire the giers;" and a bill, entitled " An act making furconcurrence of the Senate.

ther provision relative to the revenue cutters ;" in The bills were severally read twice, by unani- which bills they desire the concurrence of the mous consent.

Senate. Ordered, That these bills, together with the The bills last brought from the House of Repreconfidential communication from the Secretary for sentatives for concurrence were read, and ordered the Department of State, with sundry estimates to a second reading.

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[MAY, 1796.

TUESDAY, April 26.

1795, they exported provisions, to a large amount, The bill, sent from the House of Representatives to the French

West Indies, and sold them to the for concurrence, entitled “An act making further officers of the Colonial Administration of the Reprovision relative to the revenue cutters," was public of France; and that other property was read the second time, and referred to Messrs. CA- taken from them by force, by the said officers, at BOT, BINGHAM, and Bloodworth, to consider and prices arbitrarily fixed by themselves; for all report thereon to the Senate.

which the petitioners remain unpaid ; and they, The bill, sent from the House of Representatives therefore, pray the interposition of Congress in for concurrence, entitled "An act making an ap

their behalf. propriation for defraying the expenses which may

Ordered, That the memorial be referred to arise in carrying into effect the Treaty made be- Messrs. BINGHAM, King, and BUTLER, to consider tween the United States and the Dey and Regen- and report thereon to the Senate. cy of Algiers,” was read the second time, and referred to the committee appointed the 20th instant,

THURSDAY, April 28. on the bills respecting the Treaty with the King

The bill to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate of Spain, and with certain Indian tribes Northwest of the river Ohio, to consider and report Northwest of the river Ohio, was read the third

certain lands in the Territory of the United States thereon to the Senate.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the time, and, being further amended, was passed. report of the committee to whom was referred the

The following Message was received from the

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: bill, entitled “ An act authorizing a Loan for the use of the city of Washington, in the District of Gentlemen of the Senate, and Columbia, and for other purposes therein men of the House of Representatives : tioned.”

Herewith I lay before you a Letter from the Attorney A motion was made to expunge from the second General of the United States, relative to compensation section, these words:

to the Attorneys of the United States in the several " And if the product of the sales of all the said lots Districts, which is recommended to your consideration. shall prove inadequate to the payment of the principal

G. WASHINGTON. and interest of the sums borrowed under this act, then UNITED STATES, April 28, 1796. the deficiency shall be paid by the United States, agree The Message and Letter referred to were read: ably to the terms of the said Loan."

and ordered to lie for consideration. Whereupon, a motion was made to postpone the motion for amendment, together with the report of the committee, until this day se’nnight;

FRIDAY, April 29. and on the question to agree to the postponement,

Mr. Cabot, from the committee to whom was it passed in the affirmative-yeas 13, nays 11, as referred the bill, entitled " An act making further follows:

provision relative to the revenue cutters,” reported Yeas--Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, amendments, which were read and adopted. Frelinghuysen, Gunn, King, Latimer, Livermore, Read,

Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. Foss, Rutherfurd, and Trumbull.

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a Nars.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Butler, Henry, Report from the Attorney General, of the 28th Marshall, Martin, Mason, Potts, Robinson, Tattnail, instant, respecting the lands situated in the Southand Tazewell.

western parts of the United States; and the ReOn motion, that Mr. Burr be permitted to vote port and papers therein referred to were read. on the question, having been absent when it was King, Tazewell, and Gunn, to consider and re

Ordered, That they be committed to Messrs. taken, it passed in the negative.

port thereon to the Senate; and that the commitWEDNESDAY, April 27.

tee be instructed to have them printed.

Ordered, That the Message of the PRESIDENT Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom wa referred the bill, entitled “ An act providing for of the Attorney General, on the compensation to

OF THE UNITED States, referring to the Report the sale of the lands of the United States in the the Attorneys of the several Districts of the Uni

Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above ted States, be referred to Messrs. Bloodworth, the mouth of Kentucky river,” reported amend- Burr, and LIVERMORE, to consider and report ments; which were read, and ordered to be printed thereon to the Senate. for the use of the Senate.

Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom was referred the bill "to authorize Ebenezer Zane to

MONDAY, May 2. locate certain lands in the Territory of the United The bill sent from the House of Representatives States Northwest of the river Ohio," reported for concurrence, entitled “ An act making further amendments, which were read and adopted; and provision relative to the revenue cutters," was read the bill was amended accordingly, and ordered to the third time, and passed. a third reading.

A message from the House of Representatives Mr. BINGHAM presented a memorial, signed by informed the Senate that the House have passed Walter Stewart and others, merchants, which a bill, entitled "An act to continue in force, for a was read, stating, that, in the years 1793, 1794, and limited time, an act, entitled 'An act declaring

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