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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE

FOURTH CONGRESS.

SENATE,

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77

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B.

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Accountant of the War Department, a bill from Baker's Island, (Mass.,) bill for erection of a light-
the House altering the compensation of,

house on, received for concurrence

64
read and referred .
96 passed

65
read third time and passed -

98 Blanch, John, petition of, praying grant of a pa-
Acts, report on those which will expire before the

tent for an hydrostatic pump, presented and
next session -
39 referred

23
Acts of the States of Maryland, Rhode Island, &c.,

report read and laid over

27
bill declaring the consent of Congress to

adopted, and committee appointed to bring in
certain, received

61
a bill

27
referred to committee

62 Bourne, Sylvanus, bill for the relief of, received
reported with amendment and passed

69
for concurrence

83
Adjournment, resolution for, received for concur-

referred to committee

85
rence
97 reported and passed

107
resolution fixing a time for

112 Brown, Samuel, bill for the relief of, received for
of the session -

122
concurrence

81
Appropriations, a bill making, for the support of

referred to committee -

82
Government for the year 1796, received

reported and rejected
for concurrence

39 Business, unfinished, committee appointed to re-
ordered to third reading

40
port on the, of last session

24
passed
41 report of the committee

25
à bill making, for defraying the expenses of

joint committee appointed to report on that
the Treaty with Spain, received for concur-

necessary to be done the present session
rence

73
report of the committee

79
read twice and committed

74
reported with amendment and passed

80

C.
bill making, for defraying expenses of a Trea Cape Cod, a bill for erecting a light-house on, re-
ty with certain Indian tribes, received for

ceived for concurrence
concurrence
73 referred to committee

82
read twice and committed
74 amended -

86
reported and passed
80 passed

87
bill making, for expenses of the Treaty with Carriages, a bill for laying duties on, and for re-
Algiers, received for concurrence

74 pealing the former act, received for concur-
referred to committee

75
rence

83
reported and passed

referred to committee

84
bill making, for carrying into effect the Trea-

amendments reported

97
ty with Great Britain, received for concur-

bill passed

98
rence -

further amended by the House

102
referred to committee

amendment concurred in

103
reported and passed -
80 Chaplain, appointment of -

14
bill making, for support of the Military and Circuit Courts, bill for altering the sessions of, in
Naval Establishment, received for concur-

Vermont and Rhode Island, received for
rence

116

concurrence
referred to committee
117 referred to committee.

86
reported and passed
119 reported with amendments -

101
bill making addi ional, for the year 1796, re-

bill passed

105
ceived for concurrence

119 Claiborne, Richard, memorial of, read and laid on
read the third time and passed

119
the table

50
Attorney General, report from, respecting South Clerks, a bill to regulate the compensation of, re.
western lands, read and referred

76 ported and referred to a special committee
report of the committee
100 amended and passed -

65
report ordered to be printed
10: amended by the House

102
consideration thereof postponed
111 amendment disagreed to

108

81

80

77

79

84

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88

94

50

110

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Clerks, the House recedes from the amendment 111 French flag, further consideration thereof. 30
bill making an extra allowance to certain, and

resolution informing the President of the plea-
providing for the widows of certain deceas-

sure of the Senate at the receipt of this evi-
ed, reported -

51 dence of the friendly disposition of the
bill read second time and postponed
52 French Republic -

36
read third time and passed -

54

G.
Colvil, Charles, late a prisoner at Algiers, petition
of, referred to a committee

71 Galleries, resolution permitting the Senate, to be
Congress, bill to alter the time for the next meet-

opened, subject to certain restrictions

14
ing of, received for concurrence

116 Goods, wares, &c., an additional bill to provide
reported that it do not pass

119 for the collection of the duties on imported,
Courts of the United States, a bill for increasing

and for other purposes, received for concur-
the compensation of the marshals, jurors,

rence

81
&c., of, received for concurrence
110 referred to committee

82
referred to committee

111

amendments reported
reported and passed

113

amendments adopted -
bill passed

97
D.
House disagree to the amendments

103
Debt, a bill for the relief of persons imprisoned

the Senate recede

105
for, reported -

47 Great Miami river, a bill relative to a certain por-
read third time and passed

tion of land near the mouth of the, receiv-
amended by the House

98
ed and referred

112
Senate disagree to all the amendments, ex-

reported and lost

114
cept the first

100 Greene, General Nathaniel, a bill to indemnify the
committee of conference appointed

102
estate of, received for concurrence

107
amendments concurred in -

106 referred to committee
Debts of the United States, a bill making provision

report of the committee

117
for the payment of certain, received for con-,

bill passed with amendments

. 120
currence

81

H.
referred to committee -

82
amendments reported and in part adopted 84 Hastings, Jonathan, bill for allowing extra com-
bill recommitted

85 pensation to, received for concurrence 81
reported
87 referred to committee

82
amended

91 amendment reported
further amended

95
bill rejected

107
passed

96 Horses killed in battle, bill allowing a compensa-
disagreement of the House to some of the

tion to officers for, received for concurrence 81
amendments -
107 referred to c immittee -

82
committee of conference appointed

108
reported without amendment

83
report of the committee

111
the bill passed :

84
District Attorneys, a bill to provide for the compen-

Howell, John, petition of, praying that revenue
sation of, reported -

82

officers may be placed upon the full Naval
read second time and amended

81

Establishment, read and referred
postponed to next session -

85

I.
District Courts, bill to continue the act for ascer-
taining the fees in, in certain cases, receiv-

Indians, a bill making provision for the purposes
ed for concurrence

58

of treaty and trade with, reported, read, and
amended and passed -

61
ordered to second reading

26
Domestic Debt, a bill for further extension of the

read second time and referred

27
time for receiving on loan the, received for

reported without amendment and laid on the
concurrence -

table

39
passed

a bill for establishing trading-houses with, re-

46
Drawback, a bill limiting the time for allowing a,

ceived for concurrence
on domestic spirits, received for concurrence - 102

read third time and committed

43
referred to a committee

104

amendments reported
reported and passed

114
bill passed as amended

45
disagreement of the House to one of the
E.
amendments

49
Ellsworth, Oliver, his acceptance of the appoint-

insisted on by the Senate
ment of Chief Justice

50
committee of conference appointed

65
Embargoes, a bill authorizing the President to lay,

report of the committee adopted -

67
regulate, &., during the recess, received

a bill to regulate trade and intercourse with,
for concurrence

119

received for concurrence -
bill reported without ame dment, and motion

referred to committee
for third reading negatived

120
reported wi hout amendment

86
report adopted -

87
F.
bill passed

89
French flag, resolutions relative to the presentation Intercourse with foreign nations, a bill making fur-
of, to the United States, offered and de.

ther provi ion for, and to continue the for
bated
29 mer act, received for concurrence

98

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Intercourse with foreign nations, referred to com Message from the President, in relation to, and ac-
mittee -

101

companying the French flag presented to
report adopted

106
the United States -

28
bill passed
107 in relation to the Public Buildings

36
Invalid gisters, a bill providing relief for a limit-

in relation to the reduction of the weight of
ed time in certain cases of, received for con-

copper coins

40
currence

48 transmitting acts and proceedings of certain
passed

49

States and Territories
transmitting a letter in relation to the designs

of certain persons in regard to the Chero-
Jackson, George K., a bill for the relief of, receiv-

kee lands
ed for concurrence

61

transmitting a copy of the Treaty with Great
referred to committee

62
Britain

48
reported and rejected

63
Jones, Samuel, and others, petition of, in behalf of

transmitting a copy of the Treaty with Al-
giers

50
emigrants from Wales, laid on the table 24

in relation to the peace with Algiers
Judicial Courts, a bill to repeal part of the act for
establishment of, received for concurrence

transmitting the translation of a letter from
81
the French Minister

61
ordered to a third reading

84

transmitting a copy of the Treaty with Spain 63
passed -

85

in relation to the Territory Southwest of the
Judiciary, a committee to revise the, and report on

Ohio

68
the alterations necessary therein

38

transmitting a letter from Attorney General
K.

respecting the extension of the civil authority
of the Northwestern Territory

106
Kentucky, a letter from the Governor, and memo-

in relation to the expenses in support of for-
rial from Representatives of

47
eign intercourse

112
referred to a committee

49 Messonier, Henry, a bill for the relief of, received
report of the committee read

51
for concurrence

58
consideration of the report
54, 56, 58 referred to committee

60
report adopted -

59
report of the committee

63
resolution requesting the Vice President to

consideration thereof postponed

66
transmit a copy of the report to the Gover-

bill rejected

68
nor of

60 Military Establishment, bill making partial appro-
a bill allowing further compensation to the

priations for the support of the, received
U. 8. Attorney in the District of, received

for concurrence

50
for concurrence
110 read third time and passed

50
referred to committee

111

a bill to ascertain and fix the, received for
reported and passed

113
concurrence -

77
King, Charles, petition of, and others, praying es-

referred to committee

80
tablishment of an office for the licensing,

amendments reported

84
&c. of vessels, read and referred -

bill recommitted

96
King, Rufus, his acceptance of the appointment as

reported with amendments

98
Minister to England
104 passed

100
L.

102
disagreement of H. R. to amendments
committee of conference appointed

105
Laws of the United States, report of the committee

certain modifications reported

108
appointed to inquire what laws would ex-

report adopted and the bill amended accord-
pire before the next meeting of Congress - 39
a bill for the more general promulgation of,

ingly :

111
Military and Naval Establishment, a bill making
read first and second time

115
read third time and passed -

appropriations for the support of, received
117
for concurrence

116
Leiper, Thomas & Co., memorial of, read and

referred to committee

. 117
laid on the table
referred to committee

reported with amendments, read third time
44
and passed -

119
Loring, Israel, bill for relief of, received for con-

Military services, a bill regulating grants of land
currence, read, and referred

48
for, received for concurrence

96
reported without amendment and passed 49

reported with amendments -

108
M.
passed

113

Mint, a bill for the regulation of the, and for the
Maryland, a bill to continue the act declaring the

punishment of counterfeiters, reported 63
consent of Congress to a certain act of the

recommitted

70
State of, received for concurrence

77
a new bill reported

97
read the third time and passed -

79
passed

100
Members of Congress, a bill for allowing compen-

amended by H. R.

103
sation to received for concurrence

48
amendments concurred in

105
postponed

48 Myers, Moses, a bill for the relief of, received for
read third time and passed

50

concurrence
Merchants, memorial of sundry, asking compensa-

referred to committee

82
tion for depredations committed by British

reported -

98
cruisers, read and laid on the table. 72

non-concurred in

99

56

44

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Naval Armament, report on the subject of a 60 Quarantine, a bill relative to, received for concur-
a bill supplementary to the act to provide

rence and referred .

87
a, reported

60
* reported

104
amended

61
passed

• 105
passed

62

R.
amendments of H. R. concurred in

70
Newspapers, resolution to furnish Senators with 14 Recess, resolution for appointment of a committee
Nicholson, John, petition of, praying a certain

to notify the President of the intended, re-
duty on glass, laid on the table

79
ceived and concurred in

114
North Carolina, bill making certain provisions in Revenue Cutters, a bill making further provision
regard to the Circuit Court for the Dis-

relative to, received for concurrence

74
trict of, passed
61 referred to committee

75
0.
reported with amendments

76
passed

76
Officers, a bill to provide for the widows and or-
phans of certain, who died from wounds,

S.
received for concurrence

64

Salt Springs, a bill to empower the Secretary of
referred to committee

65
amendments reported

the Treasury to lease the, in the Territory
67

Northwest of the Ohio, received for concur-
bill rejected
71

109
Officers and soldiers, a bill for the relief of certain,

referred to committee

110
wounded in the service of U. S., received

reported, and motion for the third reading ne-
for concurrence, and referred to committee 47

gatived

115
reported without amendment, read third time,
and passed

Sayre, Stephen, memorial of, presented, read, and
53
laid on the table -

63
Outlawry, a bill to regulate proceedings in cases

Seamen, a bill for the relief and protection of, re-
of, reported, read first and second time,

ceived for concurrence
and postponed

28
laid on the table

63
amended and passed

37
read second time

65
P.
committed

66
Passports, a bill providiug, for ships and vessels of

passed with amendments
U.S., introduced, read first and second

amendments disagreed to by H. R.

77
time, and postponed

87 Senate insist, and appoint a committee of con-
bill amended

94
ference

78
passed

95 modifications reported
bill from H. R., for same purpose, received

report agreed to, and the bill amended accord-
for concurrence

111
ingly

105
reported with amendments and passed 113 Sears, John, bill for relief of, received for concur-
Pension List, a bill directing the Secretary of

rence and referred -

112
War to place certain persons on the, re-

reported and rejected

113
ceived for concurrence

57 Senators, names of those present at the opening of
referred to committee -

62

the session -
reported -

65 Silva, J. R., petition of, presented, read, and laid
bisl passed with amendments

69
on the table -

41
one of the amendments disagreed to by H.

a bill for the relief of, received for concur-
R., from which the Senate recedes-
71

48
Post Offices and Post Roads, a bill in addition to

referred to committee

49
the act for establishing the, received for

reported -

51
concurrence
97 passed

53
Post road, a bill concerning the, from Portland to Sinking Fund, report of the Commissioners of the,
Savannah, received for concurrence 100 laid before the Senate

25
rejected

104 Snuff and refined sugar, a bill to amend the act
President, his Speech read

10 laying duties on, received for concurrence 102
committee appointed to report an answer to

referred

104
his Speech
14 ordered to a third reading

110
answer reported
15 amended and passed

113
report adopted

22 House Representatives disagree to the amend-
his reply to the address of the Senate

23
ments -

113
President's Message. (See Message.)

committee of conference appointed

114
Prizes, a bill to prevent the sale of, brought into

report of the committee adopted

115
ports of the U. S. by foreign vessels, re Society of United Brethren, a bill regulating grants
ceived for concurrence

87 of lands appropriated for the, received for
referred to committee

89
concurrence, read, and referred

96
reported and amended
114 amendments reported

108
passed
116 further amended

112
Public Credit, a bill in addition to the act for sup-

passed

113
port of, received for concurrence

68 disagreement of H. R. to the last amend-
referred to committee

70
ment-

116
reported and read third time
74 Senate insist thereon

116

101

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Somarsall, William, and others, memorial of, read Treaties, a bill making appropriations for the Trea.
and referred to the Secretary of State 113

ty with Great Britain received -

77
Speech, the President's, read
9 referred -

79
committee appointed to prepare an answer

reported and passed
thereto -

14

a bill making appropriations for the Treaty
report of the committee

15
with Spain, received

73
consideration of the report
16 committed

74
report agreed to

22 reported, and passed with amendments 80
reply of the President

23

U.
Steuben, Baron, a bill for satisfying the claim of
the executors of the late, received for con-

Useful Arts, a bill to amend the act to promote the
currence
112 progress of, reported

37
referred to committee
113 passed

38
reported and rejected -

114

V.
Stewart, Walter, and others, memorial from, read
and referred -

76

Vessels, a bill providing passports for, introduced 87
Stills, a bill providing relief to the owners of, re-

amended

94
passed

95
ceived for concurrence

77
ordered to second reading

Virginia, bill declaring the consent of Congress to

78
referred to committee -

an act of the State of, for the support of a

79
amendments reported, and bill passed -

27
115

Marine Hospital, read and referred -
Strother, Benjamin, a bill for the relief of, received

w.
for concurrence, read, and referred to com-
mittee -

War Department, communication received from

47
reported and passed

47

the, containing certain stalements -

resolution calling upon Secretary of, for a
T.

statement of the Military force employed

in the western counties of Pennsylvania - 26
Tazewell, Henry, elected President pro tem. of the

Secretary's answer received

42
Senate

9 Washington City, a bill authorizing a loan for the
Tennessee, report of the committee to whom was

use of, received for concurrence

64
referred the Message of the President rela-

reported without amendment

74
tive to the admission of, into the Union 81 consideration of the report, and sundry mo-
consideration of the report -

85
tions relative thereto

75
further consideration postponed -
87 bill ordered to third reading

78
consideration of the report resumed, and sun-

passed

79
dry motions made to amend it -

89 Weights and Measures, a bill directing certain ex-
report adopted -

92 periments to be made for the purpose of ob-
committee appointed to bring in a bill in ac-

taining a uniform standard of, received for
cordance therewith-
94 concurrence -

98
bill brought in -
97 referred to committee -

100
sundry motions to amend it

106 further consideration of the bill postponed to
amended and passed -
109

117
Territory Northwest of the Ohio, a bill providing

White, Right Reverend Bishop, appointed Chap-
for the sale of lands in the received for con-

lain -

14
currence

66 White, Anthony Walton, memorial of, read and
referred to committee

67
referred to committee

50
amendments reported

bill to authorize a settlement of his demands
ordered to third reading
80 against United States, reported

51
amended and passed -
83 bill rejec'ed

53
amendments received for concurrence

reconsideration of the bill

61
concurred in, with one exception, and commit-

postponed to next session

81
tee of conference appointed .

86 Widows and Orphans, a bill for relief of certain,
House Representatives recede from the amend-

received for concurrence -

64
ment disagreed to by the Senate
87 referred to committee -

65
Treasury Department, communications received

amendments reported

67
from the Secretary of the
37 rejected -

71
resolution directing the Secretary of, to prepare
and report, annually, returns of imports

Y
and exports -

44 Yeas and Nays, on motion to postpone considera.
Treaties, a bill making appropriations for the ex-

tion of the letter from the Governor of
penses of a Treaty with certain Indian

Kentucky

57
iribes, received for concurrence

73 on the question of adopting the report of the
committed
74 committee in regard to said letter

59
reported and passed

80 on the motion to amend the bill for relief and
a bill making appropriations for the Treaty

protection to American seamen

73
with Algiers, received

74 on the motion to refer to a special committee
referred

75 the bill for authorizing a loan for the City
reported and passed

80 of Washington

75

85

74

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