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[SENATE. the consent of Congress to an act of the State of ry, King, Latimer, Livermore, Marshall, Mason, Potts, Maryland, passed the 28th day of December, one Read, Robinson, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull. thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the On motion to expunge the following words from appointment of a Health Officer,' and a bill, entitled the 2d section, line 16 to 20:

An act to ascertain and fix the Military Establishment of the United States," in which bills shall prove inadequate to the payment of the principal

“ And if the product of the sales of all the said lots they desire the concurrence of the Senate. They and interest of the sums borrowed under this act, then have also passed a resolution, and appointed a com- the deficiency shall be paid by the United States, agreemittee on their part, jointly with such committee as may be appointed on the part of the Senate, to ably to the terms of the said loans”. consider and report what further business is neces

It passed in the negative--yeas 8, nays 16, as sary to be done during the present session, and at

follows: what time it will be proper to adjourn; in which

Yeas.-Messrs. Bingham, Burr, Butler, Frelinghuythey desire the concurrence of the Senate. sen, Latimer, Robinson, Ross, and Rutherfurd. The bill sent from the House of Representatives

Nars.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Bradford, Brown, Cabot, for concurrence, entitled "An act to ascertain and Foster, Henry, King, Livermore, Marshall, Martin, Mafix the Military Establishment of the United States," son, Potts, Read, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull. was read, and ordered to a second reading.

On motion to insert these words in the 1st secThe Senate proceeded to consider the resolution tion, after the words "six per centum per annum," last brought from the House of Representatives including all charges and expenses," it passed in for concurrence.

the negative-yeas 10. nays 14, as follows: Resolved, That they concur therein, and that Messrs. King and Potts be of the joint commit

YEAs.—Messrs. Bingham, Butler, Frelinghuysen , tee on their part.

Gunn, King, Latimer, Martin, Robinson, Ross, and The Senate proceeded to consider the report of

Rutherfurd. the committee to whom was referred the bill, en-Foster, Henry, Livermore, Marshall, Mason, Potts, Read,

Nays.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Bradford, Brown, Cabot, titled " An act providing for the sale of the lands Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull. of the United States in the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Ken Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. tucky river;" and, after debate, the further consi The second reading of the bill authorizing the deration thereof was postponed until tomorrow.

settlement of the demands of Anthony Walton White against the United States was resumed ;

and, after debate, on motion that this bill be referTuesday, May 3.

red to a special committee, it passed in the nega

tive. On request, the Vice President was excused Ordered, That the further consideration thereof from attending in Senate, after Thursday next, be postponed until to-morrow. for the remainder of the session.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluA message from the House of Representatives tion of the House of Representatives disagreeing informed the Senate that the House have passed to all the amendments of the Senate to the bill, a bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation entitled "An act for the relief and protection of towards defraying the expenses which may arise American seamen," and desiring a conference on in carrying into effect the Treaty of Amity, Com- the subject matter of the said amendments. merce, and Navigation, made between the United Resolved, That they do insist on their said States and the King of Great Britain,” and a bill, amendments, and agree to the proposed conferentitled " An act providing relief to the owners of ence; and that Messrs. King and Burr be manastills within the United States, for a limited time, gers at the same on their part. in certain cases;" in which bills they desire the con The bill sent from the House of Representatives currence of the Senate. They disagree to all the for concurrence, entitled "An act providing relief amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled, to the owners of stills within the United States, " An act for the relief and protection of American for a limited time, in certain cases," was read, and seamen," desire a conference on the subject matter ordered to a second reading. of the said amendments, and have appointed man The bill sent from the House of Representatives agers at the same on their part.

for concurrence, entitled " An act making an apThe Senate resumed the cousideration of the propriation towards defraying the expenses which report of the committee to whom was referred the may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty of bill, entitled " An act authorizing a Loan for the Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, made between use of the City of Washington, in the District of the United States and the King of Great Britain," Columbia, and for other purposes therein men- was read the first time, and ordered to a second tioned."

reading On motion, further to postpone the considera The bill sent from the House of Representatives tion of this bill, it passed in the negative-yeas 4, for concurrence, entitled “ An act to continue in nays 16, as follows:

force, for a limited time, an act, entitled 'An act YEns.-Messrs. Bingham, Frelinghuysen, Ross, and declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the Rutherfurd.

State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of Nars.--Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Burr, Cabot, Hen- 1 December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety

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[May, 1796.

three, for the appointment of a Health Officer," Kentucky river;" and the report being amended, was read twice, and ordered to a third reading. was adopted, and the bill amended accordingly.

The petition of John Nicholson was presented Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. and read, stating that he is a manufacturer of glass Mr. King, from the committee to whom were ware, and praying Congress to lay a duty of twenty referred the following bills, to wit: the bill, enper centum ad valorem on imported glass, for the titled "An act making an appropriation towards encouragement of the manufacture.

defraying the expenses which may arise in carryOrdered, That this petition lie on the table. ing into effect the Treaty of Amity, Commerce,

and Navigation, made between the United States

and the King of Great Britain ;" the bill, entitled WEDNESDAY, May 4.

"An act making an appropriation for defraying Mr. King reported, from the joint committee the expenses which may arise in carrying into appointed for that purpose, the business necessary

effect the Treaty made between the United States to be passed upon previous to a recess; and that and the Dey and Regency of Algiers;" and the Congress may adjourn on the 20th instant; and bill

, entitled"" An act making appropriations for the report was read, and ordered to lie for consi- defraying the expenses which may arise in carryderation.

ing into effect the Treaty made between the United The bill sent from the House of Representatives States and certain Indian tribes Northwest of the for concurrence, entitled "An act making an ap

river Ohio"-reported that these bills severally propriation towards defraying the expenses which pass without amendment;and that the bill, entitled may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty of

* An act making an appropriation for defraying Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, made between the expenses which may arise in carrying into the United States and the King of Great Britain," effect the Treaty made between the United States was read the second time, and referred to the com- and the King of Spain," pass with amendments; mittee appointed the 20th of April, on the several and the report being adopted, the bill was amended bills making appropriations for carrying into effect accordingly. the Treaties between the United States and the

On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous conKing of Spain, between the United States and the sent, to dispense with the rule, and that these bills Dey and Regency of Algiers, and between the be now severally read the third time. United States and certain Indian tribes, to consi

Resolved, that these bills severally pass, agreeder and report thereon to the Senate.

ably to the report of the committee. The bill sent from the House of Representatives

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House for concurrence, entitled “ An act providing relief of Representatives with the concurrence of the to the owners of stills within the United States, Senate to the bills providing for carrying into for a limited time, in certain cases.” was read the effect the three Treaties first mentioned'; and desecond time, and referred to Messrs. Ross, Fos-sire their concurrence in the amendments of the TER, and Potts, to consider and report thereon

Senate to the bill respecting the Treaty with the to the Senate.

King of Spain. The bill sent from the House of Representatives who had under consideration the Message of the

Mr. BLOODWORTH reported, from the committee for concurrence, entitled "An act authorizing a Loan for the use of the City of Washington, in PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATEs, referring to the District of Columbia, and for other purposes

the Report of the Attorney General on the comtherein mentioned," was read the third time; and, pensation to the Attorneys of the several Districts on the question, Shall this bill pass ? it was de- of the United States ; which report was read, and termined in the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 7, as

ordered to lie for consideration. follows:

The bill sent from the House of Representatives

for concurrence, entitled "An act to ascertain YEAS.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Bradford, Brown, Cabot, and fix the Military Establishment of the United Foster, Gunn, Henry, King, Livermore, Marshall, Mar- States," was read the second time, and referred to tin, Potts, Read, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull. Messrs. GUNN, FRELINGHUYSEN, and BRADFORD,

Nars.-Messrs. Bingham, Burr, Frelinghuysen, Lat- to consider and report thereon to the Senate. imer, Robinson, Ross, and Rutherfurd.

So, it was resolved that this bill pass.
The bill sent from the House of Representatives

Thursday, May 5.
for concurrence, entitled "An act to continue in
force, for a limited time, an act, entitled · An act

The bill, sent from the House of Representadeclaring the consent of Congress to an act of the tives for concurrence, entitled "An act providing State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth De- for the sale of the lands of the United States in the cember, one thousand seven hundred and ninety- Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above three, for the appointment of a Health Officer," the mouth of Kentucky river," was read the third was read the third time, and passed.

time. The Senate resumed the consideration of the On motion to amend section 7th of the report, report of the committee to whom was referred the so that the forfeiture of the money paid in case of bill, entitled " An act providing for the sale of the failure in the contract be one half

, instead of the lands of the United States in the Territory North- whole sum advanced; it passed in the negative. west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of On motion to restore the words "streams or,"

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expunged from section 7th of the original bill; it tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to repeal passed in the negative.

so much of an act, entitled 'An act to establish On motion to affix the price of the land at two the Judicial Courts of the United States,' as didollars tite acre; it passed in the negative. rects that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court

On motion, that the bill be further amended, it for the District of Pennsylvania shall be holden was agreed to postpone the consideration thereof at Yorktown, and for other purposes," was read until to-morrow.

the first time, and ordered to a second reading. A message from the House of Representatives The bill, sent from the House of Representainformed the Senate that the House have passed tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making a bill, entitled "An act for compensating Jona- provision for the payment of certain debts of the than Hastings, Deputy Postmaster at Boston, for United States," was read twice, and referred to extra services;" a bill entitled "An act for the re-Messrs. Bingham, Cabot, and King, to consider lief of Moses Myers;" a bill entitled "An act for the and report thereon to the Senate. relief of Samuel Brown;" a bill entitled "An act Mr. BLOODWORTH, from the committee appointauthorizing the erection of a light-house on Cape ed for that purpose, reported a bill to provide for Cod, in the State of Massachusetts ;" a bill enti- the compensation of the District Attorneys of the tled "An act allowing compensation for horses United States ; which was read, and ordered to a killed in battle belonging to officers of the Army second reading. of the United States;" and a bill entitled "An act The bill, sent from the House of Representain addition to an act entitled 'An act supplement- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act allowing ary to the act entitled 'An act to provide more compensation for horses killed in battle, belonging effectually for the collection of the duties on to officers of the Army of the United States," goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the was read the second time, and referred to Messrs. United States, and on the tonnage of ships or ves- Ross, Martin, and BRADFORD, to consider and sels;" in which bills they desire the concurrence report thereon to the Senate. of the Senate.

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaThe bills last brought from the House of Re- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act in addition presentatives for concurrence were severally read, to an act, entitled 'An act supplementary to the and ordered to a second reading,

act, entitled 'An act to provide more effectually The Senate proceeded to consider the report of for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, the committee to whom was referred the Message and merchandise, imported into the United States, of the PresidENT OF THE United States, of the and on the tonnage of ships or vessels,” was read 28th of April last, respecting the compensation to the second time, and referred to Messrs. Potts, the District Attorneys of the United States; and Cabot, and Bingham, to consider and report therehaving adopted the same, the bill was recommit-on to the Senate. ted, with an instruction to the committee to re The bill, sent from the House of Representaport a bill accordingly.

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the reOrdered, That the bill authorizing the settle-lief of Moses Myers,' was read the second time, ment of the demands of Anthony Walton White and referred to Messrs. FreliNGHUYSEN, FOSTER, against the United States, be postponed until the and Tattnall, to consider and report thereon to next session of Congress.

the Senate. Mr. King reported from the committee, ap The bill, sent from the House of Representapointed to consider the Message of the President tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act authorizing OF THE UNITED States of the 8th of April last, the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in the respecting a new State Southwest of the river State of Massachusetts," was read the second Ohio; and the report was read. and ordered to be time, and referred to Messrs. RutherfURD, Bradprinted for the use of the Senate.

FORD, and Cabot, to consider and report thereon

to the Senate. FRIDAY, May 6.

The bill, sent from the House of Representa

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the reThe Vice President being absent, the Senate lief of Samuel Brown,” was read the second time, proceeded to the choice of a President pro tem- and referred to the committee last named, to conpore, as the Constitution provides; and Samuel sider and report thereon to the Senate. LIVERMORE was duly elected.

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaA message from the House of Representatives tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for cominformed the Senate that the House have passed a pensating Jonathan Hastings, Deputy Postmaster bill, entitled "An act making provision for the pay-1 at Boston, for extra services," was read the second ment of certain debts of the United States;" and time, and referred to Messrs. Gunn, BRADFORD, a bill, entitled "An act to repeal so much of an and Cabot, to consider and report thereon to the act, entitled · An act to establish the Judicial Senate. Courts of the United States, as directs that al The Senate resumed the third reading of the ternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the Dis- bill

, sent from the House of Representatives for trict of Pennsylvania shall be holden at York- concurrence, entitled "An act providing for the town, and for other purposes;" in which bills they sale of the lands of the United States in the Terdesire the concurrence of the Senate.

ritory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above the The bill, sent from the House of Representa-I mouth of Kentucky river.”

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[MAY, 1796. On motion, it was agreed to amend the second

The bill was then read a third time, and passed. section reported by the committee, line 15th, by Mr. Gunn, from the committee to whom was inserting, after the word 'by,' the words following: referred the bill, entitled “An act to ascertain

“ Running through the same each way, parallel and fix the Military Establishment of the United lines, at the end of every two miles; and by marking a States," reported amendments; which were read. corner on each of the said lines, at the end of every Ordered, That the amendments be printed for mile, the sections shall be numbered, respectively, be the use of the Senate. ginning with the number one, in the northeast section, Mr. Bingham, from the committee to whom and proceeding west and east alternately, through the was referred the bill, entitled "An act making protownship, with progressive numbers, till the thirty-sixth vision for the payment of certain debts of the be completed. And it shall be the duty of the Deputy United States, reported amendments; which Surveyors, respectively, to cause to be marked, on a

were read, and in part adopted. tree, near each corner made as aforesaid, and within the

Ordered, That the further consideration theresection, the number of such section, and over it the of be postponed until to-morrow. number of the township within which such section may be; and the said Deputies shall carefully note in their tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to repeal

The bill, sent from the House of Representarespective field-books the names of the corner trees marked, and the numbers so made."

so much of an act, entitled 'An act to establish On motion, it was agreed to reconsider the that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the

Judicial Courts of the United States,' as directs amendment to the 4th section of the original bill

, District of Pennsylvania shall be holden at Yorkand to concur in fixing the price of the land at town, and for other purposes,” was read the second two dollars per acre. On motion, to insert a new section, as follows: time, and ordered to a third reading.

The bill, sent from the House of Representa“And be it enacted, That aliens, residing within the tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the reUnited States or elsewhere, shall be capable of pur- lief of Sylvanus Bourne,” was read, and ordered chasing and holding the lands directed to be sold by to a second reading. this act, and their heirs may succeed them ab intestato, in the same manner as if they were citizens ; and they tives for concurrence, entitled “An act laying du

The bill, sent from the House of Representamay grant, sell, and devise, the same to whom they ties on carriages for the conveyance of persons, please, whether citizens or aliens, and that neither they, and repealing the former act for that purpose, their heirs, or assigns, shall, so far as may. respect the said lands, and the legal remedies incident thereto, be was read twice, and referred to Messrs. Rutherregarded as aliens :"

FURD, Tazewell, and BURR, to consider and reIt passed in the negative-yeas 11, nays 11, as port thereon to the Senate.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a Letter follows:

from the Treasurer of the United States, accomYeas.--Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Burr, Cabot, panying his account of receipts and expenditures Foster, Gunn, Marshall, Potts, Read, Ross, and Ruther in the War Department, for the quarter ending furd. NAYS.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Frelinghuysen, dered to lie on the table.

the 31st of March last; which were read, and orHenry, King, Latimer, Martin, Strong, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull. The President determined the question in the

TUESDAY, MAY 10. negative.

Mr. Gunn, from the committee to whom was Resolved, That this bill pass with the amend- referred the bill, entitled “ An act for compensaments.

ting Jonathan Hastings, Deputy Postmaster, at Boston, for extra services," reported an amend

ment, which was read, and the consideration Monday, May 9.

thereof postponed. On motion, that a paper purporting to be the The Senate resumed the consideration of the appointment of WILLIAM BLOUNT and WILLIAM report of the committee to whom was referred Cocke, respectively, to seats in the Senate, should the bill, entitled "An act making provision for be read, it was agreed that the motion be post- the paymentof certain debts of the United States.” poned until to-morrow.

Ordered, That the further consideration thereA message from the House of Representatives of be postponed. informed the Senate that the House have passed The bill to provide for the compensation of the a bill, entitled "An act laying duties on carriages District Attorneys of the United States was read for the conveyance of persons, and repealing the the second time, amended, and ordered to a third former act for that purpose ; and a bill, entitled reading. "An act for the relief of Sylvanus Bourne;" in A message from the House of Representatives which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. informed the Senate that the House have passed

Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom was a bill,entitled "An act altering the sessions of the referred the bill, entitled "An act allowing com- Circuit Courts in the districts of Vermont and pensation for horses killed in battle, belonging to Rhode Island, and for other purposes," in which officers of the Army of the United States," re- they desire the concurrence of the Senate. ported that the bill pass without amendment; The bill last mentioned was read, and ordered and the report was adopted.

to a second reading.

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The bill, sent from the House of Representa- State of Massachusetts,” reported that the bill tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to repeal pass, with amendment. so much of an act entitled 'An act to establish the The Senate proceeded to consider the amendJudicial Courts of the United States,' as directs ments of the House of Representatives to the bill, that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court, for the entitled "An act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to district of Pennsylvania, shall be holden at York- locate certain lands in the Territory of the United town, and for other purposes;" was read the third States, Northwest of the river Ohio." time and passed.

Resolved, That they do concur in the amendThe bill, sent from the House of Representa- ments. tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the re The Senate proceeded to consider the amendlief of Sylvanus Bourne,” was read the second ments of the House of Representatives, to the time, and referred to Messrs. FOSTER, MARTIN, and amendments of the Senate, to the bill, entitled LANGDON, to consider and report thereon to the "An act providing for the sale of the lands of the Senate.

United States, in the Territory Northwest of the Ordered, That the consideration of the paper, river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky purporting to be the appointment of William river;" and BLOUNT and William Cocke to a seat in the Sen Ordered, That they be referred to the commitate, respectively, be postponed until Friday next. tee who were originally appointed to consider the

The Senate took into consideration the report bill, who are to report thereon to the Senate. of the committee to whom was referred the Mes Mr. CABOT gave notice that he would to-morrow sage of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ask permission to introduce a bill, providing passof the 8th of April last, respecting a new Staté ports for the ships and vessels of the United States. South of the river Ohio; and, after debate, The bill sent from the House of Representa

Ordered, That the further consideration there- tives for concurrence, entitled " An act altering of be postponed.

the sessions of the Circuits Courts in the Districts

of Vermont and Rhode Island, and for other purWEDNESDAY, May 11.

poses," was read the second time and referred to

Messrs. BRADFORD, ROBINSON, and Foster, to Ordered, That the bill, entitled ' An act making consider and report thereon to the Senate. provision for the paynent of certain debts of the United States," be recommitted. The bill to provide for the compensation of the

THURSDAY, MAY 12. District Attorneys of the United States was read The Senate proceeded to consider the amenda third time, and postponed to the next session of ment reported by the committee to whom was Congress.

referred the bill, entitled “ An act authorizing the The Senate resumed the consideration of the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in the report of the committee to whom was referred the State of Massachusetts," which was adopted. Message of the PRESIDENT, of the 8th of April Ordered, That the bill pass to the third reading. last, respecting a new State South of the river Mr. Ross reported from the committee to whom Ohio.

were referred the amendments of the House of ReA motion was made to strike out of the report presentatives to the amendments of the Senate to the following words: “and providing for an enu- the bill, entitled "An act providing for the sale meration of the inhabitants thereof, in the man of the lands of the United States, in the Territory ner prescribed in the act, entitled " An act provid- Northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth ing for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the of Kentucky river," that the Senate agree to all United States, passed on the first day of March, the amendments to the amendments, except to the one thousand seven hundred and ninety;" and, af- first, and that they disagree to the first, and ask a ter debate, the further consideration thereof was conference on the disagreeing votes of the two postponed

Houses; and the report was adopted. A message from the House of Representatives Ordered, That Messrs. Rossand KING be maninformed the Senate that the House agree to the agers at the conference on the part of the Senate. amendments of the Senate to the bill, entitled Mr. Ross reported, from the committee to "An act providing for the sale of the lands of the whom was referred the bill, entitled, "An act to United States, in the Territory Northwest of the regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky ri- tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers," ver," with amendments; in which they desire the that the bill pass without amendment. concurrence of the Senate. They have passed a Ordered, That the consideration of this report bill, sent from the Senate for concurrence, entitled be postponed. "An act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate Mr. RUTHERFURD reported, from the commitcertain lands in the Territory of the United States, tee to whom was referred the bill

, entitled " An Northwest of the river Ohio," with amendments, act for the relief of Samuel Brown," that the bill in which they desire the concurrence of the do not pass; and the report was agreed to ; and Senate.

on the question that this bill be read the third Mr. RUTHERFURD, from the committee to whom time, it passed in the negative. So the bill was was referred the bill entitled "An act authorizing rejected. the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in the Conformable to notice given yesterday, Mr

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