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Yeas and Nays, on sundry motions relative to said
bill

- 75, 77, 78
on the passage of the bill

79
on an amendment to the bill to regulate inter-
course with the Indian tribes

88
on the passage of said bill -

89
on amendmeuts to the bill making provision

for payment of certain debts of United States
on the passage of the bill -

95
on amendments to the report of the committee

respecting a new State Southwest of the Ohio 91

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Yeas and Nays, on the adoption of the report 92

on the amendments of House Representatives

to the bill for relief of persons imprisoned
for debt

99
on amendments to the bill laying out into one

State the territory ceded by the State of
North Carolina

109
on the passage of the bill

100
on the resolution to admit the Senators from
Tennessee

120

91

INDEX

TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE

FOURTH CONGRESS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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Page. American Seamen, a letter and sundry papers rela-
Accountant of the War Department, resolutions

tive to impressment of, referred to the se-

267
respecting the, presented

1498

cretary of State
referred

269, 270 Ames, Mr., remarks of, on the bill making provi-
bill for altering the compensation of, reported 1349

sion for a Naval Armament
amendment proposed -

1349 on the resolution for carrying into effect the
amendment negatived, and the bill passed 1345 Treaty with Great Britain

1239 to 1263
amended by the Senate

1416 Amsterdam, report on the petition of the Vice
Senate recede from the amendment

1417
Consul at

1299
Additional Revenue, report from the Committee of Appropriations, report of, for the year seventeen
Ways and Means respecting the measures

hundred and ninety-six, read and referred

791
necessary for raising

to Committee of the Whole

236
debate on the report

841

committee appointed to bring in a bill pursu-
resolutions reported by the committee,

856
ant thereto

249
Address in reply to the President's Speech, draft

bill reported and debated

253 to 262
of, reported
134 ordered to third reading

266
recommitted
144 passed

266
148
reported and agreed to

282

Senate amendments received
committee appointed to wait on the Presi-

agreed to -

286
dent (herewith

149

bill making, to defray expenses of catrying
delivery of the Address

154

into effect the late Treaties between United
President's reply thereto

155
States and Spain, and with certain Indian

1094
Adjournment, resolution respecting the appoint-

tribes, passed
ment of a committee to report a proper time

bill making additional, for the year 1796, re-
for

1292
ported

1475
report of the committee

1298
debated

- 1487, 1490
resolution fixing a time for, laid on the table 1386 Arrearages of Army pay, debate in Committee of
alteration of the time fixed for

1391
the Whole on the subject of

298
Senate disagree to the resolution - - 1460 Attorneys, United States', letter from the Attor-
resolution from the Senate, fixing a time for,

ney General relative to the compensation
received for concurrence -

1465
of, referred to a committee

- 1227
concurred in
1474 report of the committee

1460
Admission of Tennessee. (See Tennessee.)
Agent for foreign expenditures, resolution respect- Baker's Island, (Massachusetts,) bill authorizing
ing the expediency of appointing an, re-

the erection of a light-house on, presented 799
ported -
1463 passed

825
consideration thereof postponed

1464 Baldwin, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with
Algierz, a copy of the Treaty with, laid on the

Great Britain

532
table

784 correspondence of, with General Gunn 786

784 remarks of, respecting Mr. Frelinghuysen 790
committed to Committee of the whole 785

on the report of the Committee of Privi.
bill makiag appropriations to defray the ex-

leges -

796
penses of the Treaty, presented

1095 Bank of the United States, bill making provision for
bill passed

1140

the debt due, presented and referred - 868
American Seamen, bill for the relief of, presented

debate on the bill

914, 916
and committed

786 a resolution for appointment of a committee
debate on the bill

802 to 820 to inquire whether the Bank will be wil:
motion to recommit negatived, and the bill

ling to continue the loans heretofore made
passed -

820
to Government, laid on the table

951
amended by the Senate

1095 resolution taken up, agreed to, and the com-
Senate amendments referred to a select com-

mittee appointed

1004
mittee -

1114 bill making provision for the debt due the
committee of conference appointed
1294 Bank, recommitted

1140
report of the committee
1423 and amendatory bill reported

. 1295

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Bank of the United States, answer of the Bank

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to the inquiry of the committee before

Canadian Refugees, report on the petition of cer-
mentioned

1295
tain, considered

337
bill for the payment of the debt due the Bank,

Cape Cod, bill for erection of a light-house on,
ordered to third reading

1300
reported

1298
bill passed

1313
passed

1299
Bankruptcy, committee appointed to bring in a bill

Carriages, committee appointed to report what al-
to establish an uniform system of

149

terations are necessary in the act laying
bill brought in

240
duties on

149
Barbary States, resolution making appropriations

bill for laying certain duties on, and repeal.
for carrying into effect Treaties with the 1339

ing the former act, presented

799
Bard, David, report of the Committee of Elections

passed

1330
in the case of, laid on the table

785
amended by the Senate

1405
Bassett, Burwell, petition of complaining of the

amendments concurred in -

1417
undue election of John Clopton, referred

Challenge. (See Breach of Privilege.)
to the Committee of Elections

131 Cherokee 'Treaty, certain resolutions ielative to the
report of the committee

253

lands ceded to the Indians by the, laid on
report agreed to

265
the table

- 939
Birth-day, Washington's, motion to adjourn in Christie, Gabriel, declaration of, in the case of
honor of, negatived

355
Randall and Whitney -

220
Blount, Mr., resolutions of, respecting the Treaty-

Circuit Courts, bill making certain provisions re-
making power and calls by the House upon

specting, in N. Carolina, read the third time 801
the Executive for information

771

bill altering the time for holding, in Vermont
Bordie, J. Marie de, petition of, presented and read 273

and Rhode Island, reported, read twice and
referred to Committee of Claims

274
ordered to be engrossed

1330
Bourne, Mr., on the Treaty with Great Britain. 703

passed

· 1338
on taxation

844 Claims, debate on the proposition to appoint a
on the Naval Armament bill

871
Committee of,

130
on the resolution for carrying into effect the

Committee of, appointed

131
Treaty with Great Britain
1102 Clerk of the House, appointment of -

125
Breach of Privilege, certain papers in relation to a

Clerks, resolution for appointment of a committee
case of, laid on the table

786
referred to the Committee on Privileges

to inquire into the number now employed,
789

and the number necessary to be employed 303
report of the committee thereon

791
report of the committee

799
consideration of the report

795

bill for the relief of certain, presented and re-
report agreed to

798
ferred -

795
Breadstuffs, a resolution to prevent the exportation

bill from the Senate regulating the compensa-
of, laid on the table

892
tion of, received for concurrence

868
taken up, amended, and referred to a commit-

referred to Committee of the Whole

1329
tee of fifteen

904

referred to Committee of Ways and Means - 1375
report of the committee
975 amendment reported

- 1405
Brent, Mr., remarks of, on the bill to authorize a

bill passed

- 1418
loan for the use of the City of Washington 838 amendment disagreed to

1428
Bribery, certain persons implicated in a case of,

committee of conference appointed

1460
apprehended by order of the House 169

report of the committee

1463
British Spoliations, petition of sundry merchants

consideration of the bill allowing extra com-
of Charleston, praying assistance on ac-

pensation to certain

1461
count of, presented and referred to the

- 1462
Committee of the Whole

bill postponed to next session

1025
committee discharged from further considera- Clopton, John, petition complaining of the undue
tion thereof -

1385

election of, presented and referred to the
British Treaty, petitions, for and against carrying

Committee of Elections

131
the Treaty into effect, presented and refer-

report of the committee

253
red
1114, 1171, 1228 1264
is declared entitled to his seat

266
statement showing the true sense of the Coit, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great
House as to the expediency of carrying the

Britain

654
Treaty into effect

1280 on the bill for relief and protection to Ameri.
(See, also, Great Britain.)

802 812
Buck, Daniel, deposition of, in the case of Robert

on the bill to authorize a loan for the use of
Randall
205 the City of Washington

826
Buck, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great

on the resolution for carrying the Treaty with
Britain
430, 703 Great Britain into effect

1140
Business, committee appointed to report on the Commerce and Manufactures, Committee of, ap-
unfinished business of the last session 130

pointed

143
report read and laid on the table

133

resolution instructing the committee to inquire
157

and report what alterations are necessary in
Butler, Gen. Richard, report on the petition of

the laws relating to commerce and navi-
the executors of the late, referred to Com-

galion, referred

297
mittee of the whole

1338

said inquiry postponed to the next session - 1375

.

can seamen

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taken up

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Commercial restrictions, resolution respecting, Distilled Spirits, report of the committee thereon - 868
laid on the table

195 resolution agreed to, and committee appoint-
taken up and debated
246 ed to bring in a bill accordingly

1115
Congress, resolution to alter the time for next

bill presented

- 1140
meeting of, negatived
1416 passed

1294
subsequent resolution for same purpose adopt District Courts of Pennsylvania, bill for repealing
ed
1474 a part of the act relative to the, reported

1299
bill fixing the time for next meeting of, re-

passed

- 1313
ported and passed -

· 1475 Domestic Debt, a bill for further extending the
rejected by the Senate

1516 time for receiving on loan the Domestic
Contested Election. (See Richards, John; Lyon,

Debt, reported and committed

288
Matthew; Bassett, Burwell; and Varnum,

motion respecting the mode of paying inter-
J. B.)

est thereon -

303
Contested Elections, resolution respecting a mode

consideration of the bill

307
of taking evidence in cases of, referred to

bill ordered to third reading

310
Committee of Elections
892 passed

311
Cooper, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Donaldson, Andrew, an American seaman im-
Great Britain

541

pressed into the British service, a letter
on the resolution for carrying the Treaty into

from read and referred

798
effect
1095 Doorkeeper, appointment of

127
Cox, Z., and others. petition of, praying a grant of Drawback, consideration of the report respecting
money to enable them to carry on inter-

the repeal of the drawback on exported
course with certain Indian Tribes, referred

snuff -

1294
to committee

822 bill limiting the time allowed for, on export-
Crimes and offences, bill for defraying expenses in-

ation of domestic spirits, &c., reported - 1416
curred in certain trials for, reported - 1375 passed -

- 1418
passed

- 1460 resolution calling upon the Secretary of the
Senate amendments agreed to

1487 Treasury for a statement of the drawback
Custom house officers, consideration of the petition

paid on sundry dutiable articles exported in
of sundry, deferred to next session - 1298 the years 1793, 1794, and 1795, agreed to 1516

Dumon, John B., report on the petition of 238
D.
has leave to withdraw it

239
Darden, Amy, petition of, praying compensation Duvall, Gabriel, (Md.) resignation of

802
for a valuable horse impressed during the
war, recommitted -

1465
Dayton, Jonathan, elected Speaker
125 Elections, committee of, appointed

. 127
remarks of, on the subject of direct taxes 841 resolution giving certain powers to the com-

165
on the resolution for carrying into effect the

mittee, reported and passed
Treaty with Great Britain

1273 Embargoes, resolution for appointment of a com-
Debt, bill from the Senate for relief of per-

mittee to report a bill to authorize the Pre-
sons imprisoned for, received -

423 sident to lay and regulate embargoes dur.
committed

424 ing the recess of Congress, agreed to, and
amendments reported
- 1374 the bill reported

1417
debated -

1386
bill ordered to be engrossed

1489
amendment adopted, is disagreed to by the

passed -

1498
Senate, and the House of Reps. recede 1391 Senate resolve that it do not pass to the third
bill passed
· 1405 reading

. 1516
committee of conference appointed - 1418 Enrolled bills, committee appointed to examine - 285
report of the committee agreed to

1450 Excise laws, resolutions respecting, laid on the
Debts of the United States, bill making provision

table

293
for the payment of certain, amended by the

Execution of Treaties, debate respecting the, 940, 951,
Senate
- 1385

975
consideration of the amendments 1430 to 1438

F.
further debate thereon

1450 Fees in Admiralty proceedings, a bill to continue
committee of conference appointed

· 1460 in force the act for ascertaining, ordered to
debate on the report of the committee - 1466

be engrossed

798
report agreed to
- 1472 passed

799
Delaware River, debate relative to the erection of

amended by the Senate

800
piers in
1203 amendments agreed to

- 801
subject postponed to next session - 1375 Finance, debate on the subject of

1499
Direct Taxes, debate on the subject of

841 Findley, Mr., remarks of, on the resolution for car-
Distilled Spirits, resolution relative to the collec-

rying into effect the Treaty with Great
tion of the duties on

349
Britain

1106, 1114, 1296
resolution committed

350 Foreign correspondence, Message from the Presi-
resolution relative to the payment of the

dent on the subject of an additional appro-
duties on, in certain cases, laid on the ta-

priation for support of, referred to Commit-
ble
840 tee of Ways and Means -

1465
referred to Committee on Commerce and Man-

report of the committee

1475
ufactures
855 debate thereon -

- 1487

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Fortifications, military stores, &c., resolution for a

Great Britain, Mr. Maclay's resolution relating to
committee to take into consideration the

the Treaty with, referred to the Committee
state of, agreed to, and committee appointed 184

of the whole

974
letter from the Secretary of War on the sub-

statement showing the sense of the House as
ject of, referred to a committee -

265 to the expediency of carıying the Treaty
report on the subject of
1329 into effect

1280
consideration of the report

1360

resolu ion for carrying the Treaty into effect,
Committee of the Whole discharged from fur-

passed in Committee of the whole, and re-
ther consideration of the report
1374 ported to the House

- 1280
Foster, Mr. Dwight, remarks of, on the resolu-

proposed amendment to the resolution debated 1282
tion for carrying iuto effect the Treaty with

rejection of the amendment

1289
Great Britain

1172 yeas and nays on adoption of the resolution,
Freeman, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with

and statement showing the true sense of
Great Britain
584 the House relative thereto

1291
Frelinghuysen, Mr., letter from, to Mr. Baldwin - 787 a bili to defray the expenses of carrying the
to the Speaker of the House

789 Treaty into effect, reported, read twice,
to the chairman of Committee of Privileges 795

and ordered to be engrossed

- 1993
French flag, presentation of the, to the Govern-

passed

- 1295
ment of the United States

195 Greene, Gen. Nathaniel, report on the petition of
address of the French Minister

197 the widow of the late, referred to Commit-
answer of the President of the United States

tee of the Whole

- 1374
thereto

198

statement of facts relative to the claim of - 1426
French Republic, report on the memorial of cer-

a bill to indemnify the estate of, reported - 1438
tain creditors
of the

1329
passed

- 1450
Senate amendments agreed to

- 1516
G.

Griswold, Mr., remarks of, on the resolution for
Gallatin, Mr., remarks of, on the impressment of

carrying the Treaty with Great Britain into
American seamen

392
effect

1176
on the Northwestern land offices

412 Gunn, Mr., correspondence of with Mr. Baldwin 786
on the Treaty with Great Britain, 437, 471 letter from to the Speaker

- 789
on the bill for protection of American seamen 806 Guyer, Frederick, report on the petition of, asking

846 pecuniary aid to enable him to prosecute his
on the bill
supplementary to the act to provide

researches relative to the discovery of the
a Naval Armament

883 longitude, read, and leave granted him to
on the bill to regulate intercourse with the In.

withdraw his papers

288
dian tribes

902
on the bill making provision for the debt due

H.
the United States Bank -

921 Harper, Mr., remarks of, on the impressment of
on the resolution for carrying into effect the

American seamen -

381, 390
Treaty with G eat Britain

1183

on the Treaty with Great Britain 457, 747
on the state of the finances

1506

on the bill for protection of American seamen 810
Gilbert, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great

on the system of direct taxation -

849
Britain

676 Hartley, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great
on the resolution for carrying the Treaty into

Britain

474
effect

1203 Hats, peritions from certain manufacturers of, pray-
Giles, Mr., deposition of, in the case of Robert

ing an additional duty on imported, pre-

203
remarks of, on the Treaty with Great Bri

sented and referred

381
Havens, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great
tain

500, 502
Britain

482
on the bill for protection of American seamen 809 Health officer, bill reported to continue in force an
on the resolution for carrying the Treaty with
Great Britain into effect

act for the appointment of an health officer
· 1025 at Baltimore -

- 1264
Goodhue, Mr., remarks of, on the resolution for

bill passed

1281
carrying the Treaty with Great Britain Heath, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with Great
into effect

1053
Britain

448
Goodrich, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with

on the resolution for carrying the Treaty into
Great Britain

717
effect

- 1061
Goodwin, Daniel, report on the petition of, taken Henderson, Mr., remarks of, on the resolution for
up and discussed

161
Government offices, motion for appointment of a

carrying into effect the Treaty with Great
Britain

1158
committee to inquire and report what al'era Hillhouse, Mr., on the bill to regulate intercourse

tions are necessary in the, laid on the table 303 with the Indian tribes
Great Britain, debate on ihe resolution for carrying

898

on the bill making provision for the debt dae
into effect the Treaty with, 969, 976, 1004, 1025, the Bank of the United States -

936
1060, 1095, 1116, 1140, 1171, 1203, 1228, Hogan, Edward, petition of, requesting to be ad-

1264 mitted as Stenographer to this House, pre-
resolution of Mr. Maclay, respecting the in-

sented -

131
expediency, at present, of pas ing the laws Holland, Mr., remarks of, on the Treaty with
necessary for carrying Treaty into effect 971

Great Britain

543

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