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[MAY, 1796. Tennessee, in the same manner as if that State had ment to the 11th line of the first section of the originally been a member of the Union.”

bill; that they insist on their amendment to the A motion was made and agreed to, that the third section for striking out the proviso; that question be divided, and be taken on striking out they disagree to the amendment of the House of from the word "inhabitants," section 1st, line 33. Representat ves to their amendment of the third

And on the question for striking out, it pasced section, as follows: in the negative-yeas 11, nays 12, as follows: “ And such of the revenues of the United States

YEAs.—Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, heretofore appropriated for the payment of interest of Henry, Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Robinson, Tattnall, debts thus discharged, shall be, and the same are hereand Tazewell.

by, pledged and appropriated towards the payment of Nars.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Foster, Gunn, the interest and instalments of the principal, which Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, shall hereafter become due on the Loan obtained of the Strong, and Trumbull.

Bank of the United States, pursuant to the 11th section

of the act for incorporating the subscribers to the said And, after agreeing to sundry amendments, the

Bank.” bill was ordered to a third reading. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu

The Senate insist, also, on their amendment to ţion of the House of Representatives, of the 8th the 5th section of the bill, and ask a conference instant, proposing that the two Houses adjourn on

on the subjects of disagreement, and have apthis day; and,

pointed Messrs. Bingham and STRONG managers Resolved, That they do not agree thereto.

on the part of the Senate. The Senate resumed the consideration of the informed the Senate that the House desire a con

A message from the House of Representatives report of the committee to whom was referred the bill, entitled “ An act for compensating Jona- ference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses than Hastings, Deputy Postmaster at Boston, for on the bill, entitled " An act to regulate the comextra services."

pensation of clerks,” and have appointed managers On the question to agree to the first enacting

at the same on their part. clause, it passed in the negative.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluOn the question to agree that the bill pass to conference on the disagreeing votes of the two

tion of the House of Representatives, desiring a the third reading, it passed in the negative. So Houses on the bill, entitled "An act to regulate the bill was rejected.

the compensation of clerks.” Whereupon,

Resolved, That the Senate do agree to the proTHURSDAY, May 26.

posed conference, and that Messrs. Strong and Mr. Foster reported from the committee to Ross be managers at the same on the part of the whom was referred the

bill, entitled " An act for Senate. the relief of Sylvanus Bourne," that the bill pass A message from the House of Representatives without amendment; which report was adopted. informed the Senate that the House have passed The bill was then read a third time, and passed. the bill, sent from the Senate for concurrence,

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives entitled" An act to continue in force, for a limited for concurrence, entitled “ An act making further time, the acts therein mentioned,” with amendprovision for the expenses attending the inter- ments; in which they desire the concurrence of course of the United States with foreign nations, the Senate. and to continue in force the act, entitled 'An The Senate proceeded to consider the amendact providing the means of intercourse between ments of the House of Representatives to the bill the United States and foreign nations," was read mentioned in the above message ; and, the third time, and passed.

Resolved, That they do concur therein. A message from the House of Representatives Mr. Gunn reported from the joint committee informed the Senate that they agree to some, dis- of conference on the bill, entitled “ An act to asagree to some, and have amended other, amend- certain and fix the Military Establishment of the ments of the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act United States,” certain modifications, as agreed making provision for the payment of certain to by the committee; which were read. Debts of the United States.” They have passed a Ordered, That the report lie for consideration. bill, entitled "An act to indemnify the estate of Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom was the late Major General Nathaniel Greene, for a referred the bill, entitled "An act regulating the certain bond entered into by him during the late grants of land appropriated for military services, war;" in which they desire the concurrence of the and for the Society of the United Brethren, for Senate.

propagating the Gospel among the Heathen,” reThe bill last mentioned was read, and ordered ported amendments; which were read, and the to a second reading.

consideration thereof postponed until to-morrow. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu The bill laying out into one State the territory tions of the House of Representatives, disagreeing ceded by the State of North Carolina to the United to some, and amending other, amendments of the States, and providing for an enumeration of the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act making pro- inhabitants thereof, was read the third time. vision for the payment of certain Debts of the On motion, that the bill be amended, so that United States." Whereupon,

the State be called and known by the name of Resolved, that the Senate insist on their amend- Tennessee, it passed in the negative.

their part.

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[SENATE. And, after agreeing to sundry amendments, on making an appropriation to satisfy certain demotion, that the following be an additional section mands attending the late insurrection, and to into the bill:

crease the compensation to marshals, jurors, and " And be it further enacted, That if, on the returns witnesses, in the Courts of the United States, and by the Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of to allow a further compensation to the Attorney Tennessee, as directed by this act, it shall appear to for the District of Kentucky;" in which they dethe President of the United States that the territory by sire the concurrence of the Senate. They agree this act laid out, and formed into a State, doth contain to the report of the joint committee of conference sixty thousand free inhabitants, that then it shall be on the amendments to the bill, entitled “ An act to lawful for the President, by his Proclamation, to declare ascertain and fix the Military Establishment of the same; and that, in that event, and on their forming the United States.” They also agree to the proa Constitution consistent with the ordinance of Con- posed conference on the disagreeing votes of the gress of the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven two Houses on the bill, entitled " An act making hundred and eighty-seven, the said State, by the name provision for the payment of certain Debts of the and style of "The State of Tennessee,' shall be re- United States;" and have appointed managers on ceived and admitted into the Union as a new and entire member of the United States of America. And, until an enumeration shall be made, under the authority of ference on the amendment to the bill, entitled

Mr. Strong, from the joint committee of conCongress, for the purpose of apportioning Representa- "An act

to regulate the

compensation of clerks,". tives, the said State of Tennessee shall be entitled to choose one Representative :"

reported, that it will be proper for the House of A motion was made to amend this motion, by which was read, and ordered to lie for considera

Representatives to recede from their amendment; strikjog out the following words:

tion. * And on their forming a Constitution consistent The bill, sent from the House of Representatives with the ordinance of Congress of the thirteenth day of for concurrence, entitled “ An act to empower the July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven." Secretary of the Treasury to lease the Salt

It passed in the negative-yeas 11; nays 12, as Springs reserved for the United States in the Terfollows:

ritory Northwest of the river Ohio," was read the YEAs.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, first and second times. Henry, Langdon, Livermore, Martin, Robinson, Tatt Ordered, That the bill last mentioned be renall, and Tazewell.

ferred to Messrs. Ross, RUTHERFURD, and BURR, Nars.—Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Foster, Gunn, to consider and report thereon to the Senate. Latimer, Marshall, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, On marion, that is be. Strong, and Trumbull.

Resolved, That the PRESIDENT of the Senate And, on the question to agree to the motion and SFBAKERI of the

House of Representatives be without amendment, it passed in the negative authorized to close the present session, by adyeas 10, nays 12, as follows:

journing their respective

Houses on Wednesday YE45.-Messrs. Burr, Foster, Gunn, Henry, Lati- the 1st of June nexu.?.991197711 mer, Livermore, Martin, Potts, Tattnall, and Trumbull.

It was agreed that the consideration thereof be Nays.-Messrs. Bingham, Bloodworth, Bradford, postponed until tombrrow.6991 2. Brown, Langdon, Marshall, Read, Robinson, Ross, Mr. BINGHAM" from the committee to whom Rutherfurd, Strong, and Tazewell.

was referred

the bill, entitledki An act to suspend, On the question, that the bill pass, it was deter- in part, the act, entitled 'An act to alter and mined in the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 8, as fol- amend the act, entitled An act laying certain dulows:

ties upon snuff and refined, sugar;" reported YEAY-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Brown, Foster,

amendments, which were read. "And, on the quesGunn, Latimer, Martin, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd,

tion to adopt them, it passed in the negative. Strong, Tattnall, Tazewell, and Trumbull.

Ordered, That this bill passito a third reading. NAIS-Messrs. Bloodworth, Burr, Butler, Henry,

The bill, sent from the House of Representatives Langdon, Livermore, Marshall, and Robinson. for concurrence, entitlednik Andet making an ap

So it was resolved, that this bill pass; that it propriation to satisfy certain demands attending be engrossed ; and that the title thereof be " An the late insurrection, and to increase the compenact laying out into one State the territory ceded sation of marshals, jurors and witnesses, in the by the State of North Carolina to the United Courts of the United States, and to allow a furStates, and providing for an enumeration of the ther compensation to the Attorney for the District inhabitants thereof."

of Kentucky," was read the first time, and of dered to a second reading.

The bill, sent from the House of Representa Friday, May 27.

tives for concurrence, entitled "An dèt to indent

nify the estate of the late Major Geiferal iNdA message from the House of Representatives thaniel Greene, for a certain bond entered into by informed the Senate that the House have passed him during the late war," was read the second a bill, entitled " An act to empower the Secretary time, and referred to Messrs. TazeweLE; STRONG, of the Treasury to l'ease the Salt Springs reserved and Henry, to consider and report thereon to the for the United States, in the Territory Northwest Senate.

16 A" of the river Ohio;" and a bill, entitled "An act The Senate proceeded to consider the report of

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the joint committee of conference, on the disa- ciety of the United Brethren for propagating the greeing votes of the two Houses on the bill, enti- Gospel among the Heathen;" which report, being tled "Ăn act to ascertain and fix the Military Es- amended, was adopted; and the bill was amended tablishment of the United States;" which was accordingly. adopted, and the bill amended accordingly. Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading.

A message from the House of Representatives A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed informed the Senate that the House have passed a bill, entitled "An act providing passports for the a bill, entitled "An act for satisfying the claim of ships and vessels of the United States;" in which the executors of the late Frederick William de they desire the concurrence of the Senate. Steuben;" and a bill, entitled “An act for the re

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of lief of John Sears;" in which bills they desire the the committee to whom was referred the bill

, en concurrence of the Senate. titled "An act regulating the grants of land ap The bill last mentioned was read twice, and repropriated for military services, and for the So- ferred to Messrs. Bradford, Potts, and STRONG, ciety of the United Brethren for propagating the to consider and report thereon to the Senate. Gospel among the Heathen;" which was in part The following Message was received from the adopted

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Ordered, That the remainder of the report be

Gentlemen of the Senate, and recommitted. The committee again reported, and it was

of the House of Representatives : agreed to postpone the consideration thereof un The extraordinary expenses, to be incurred in the til to-morrow.

present year in support of our foreign intercourse, I find A Letter from the Treasurer of the United will require a provision beyond the ordinary appropriaStates, with his account to 31st March last, was tion, and the additional twenty thousand dollars lately read, and ordered to lie for consideration.

granted. A message from the House of Representatives

I have directed an estimate to be made, which is sent informed the Senate that the House recede from herewith, and will exhibit the deficiency, for which an their amendment to the bill, entitled "An act to appropriation appears to be necessary.

G. WASHINGTON. regulate the compensation of clerks." The Senate took into consideration the report

UNITED STATES, May 28, 1796. of the committee, appointed on the 29th of April The Message and estimate were read, and orlast, to consider the report of the Attorney Gene- dered to lie for consideration. ral, of the 28th of Aprily on the subject of the A message from the House of Representatives lands situated in the Southwestern parts of the informed the Senate that the House agree to the United States; and, after debatę, the considera- report of the joint committee of conference on tion thereof was postponed. gulo o b451104 the bill, entitled "An act making provision for the

The bill last sent from the House of Repre-payment of certain Debts of the United States." sentatives for concurrence, entitled, 'An act pro- They have passed a bill, entitled "An act to authorviding passports for the ships and vessels of the ize the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to cause United States, was read the first and second times, to be located one mile square of land, at or near and referred to Messrs, BINGHAM, BRADFORD, and the mouth of the Great Miami river, reserved out LANGDON, to cousider, and report, thereon to the of the grant to John Cleves Symmes, and for other Senate. U mA buli113 3:)fi og

purposes;" in which they desire thé coocurrence velie Anjor

of the Senate. SATURDAY, May 28

The Senate resumed the consideration of the chaA.084441W

motion made yesterday in respect to an adjournThe bill, sent from the House of Representa- ment. tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making an On motion, to expunge "Wednesday," and inappropriation Aq satisfy certain demands attend- sert "Tuesday," it passed in the negative. Whereing the late insurrection and to increase the com- upon, pensation to marshals, jurors, and witnesses, in Resolved, That the PRESIDENT of the Senate the Courts of the United States, and to allow a and Speaker of the House of Representatives farther compensation to the Attorney for the Dis- be authorized to close the present session by adtrict of Kentucky' was read the second time, and journing their respective Houses on Wednesday, referred to Messrs. BROWN, BUTLER, and Ross, to the first day of June next. consider and report thereon to the Senate.

OrderedThat the Secretary desire the conMr. Bingham, from the joint committee of concurrence of the House of Representatives in this ference on the bill, entitled "An act making pro- resolution. -vision for the payment of certain Debts of the The bill last brought from the House of RepreUnited States," made a report; which was adopt- sentatives for concurrence was read twice, and re

ed; and, it was sagreed to amend the bill accord- ferred to Messrs. Burr, Brown, and Ports, to tingly, you 1847

consider and report thereon to the Senate. The Senate proceeded to consider the report of The bill, sent from the House of Representathe committee, to whom was referred the bill, en- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for satisfytitled "An act regulating the grants of land ap- ing the claim of the executors of the late Fredepropriated for military services, and for the So-Trick William de Steuben,” was read twice, and

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[SENATE. referred to the committee last mentioned, to con- portation of domestic distilled spirits, and allowsider and report thereon to the Senate.

ing a drawback upon such spirits exported in ves. The bill, sent from the House of Representa-sels of less than thirty tons, by the Mississippi,” tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to suspend, reported that the bill pass without amendment. in part, the act, entitled 'An act to alter and amend On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill, and, the act, entitled 'An act laying certain duties upon by unanimous consent, the bill was read the third snuff and refined sugar," was read the third time. time, and passed.

On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluagreeably to the report of the committee made tion of the House of Representatives, disagreeing yesterday, and then rejected.

to their amendments to the bill, entitled "An act Resolved, That this bill pass as amended. to suspend, in part, the act, entitled 'An act to

Mr. BINGHAM, from the committee to whom alter and amend the act, entitled, 'An act laying was referred the bill, entitled “An act providing certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar;" and, passports for the ships and vessels of the United Resolved, That the Senate insist on their amendStates," reported amendments; which were read ments, and ask a conference thereon, and that and adopted; and the bill was read the third time Messrs. BINGHAM and STRONG be managers at the and passed.

same on their part.

A message from the House of Representatives Monday, May 30.

informed the Senate that the House agree to the

proposed conference on the bill, entitled "An act The memorial of William Somarsall and son, to suspend, in part, the act, entitled 'An act to aland John Rice, merchants, of Charleston, South ter and amend the act, entitled 'An act laying cerCarolina, was presented and read, stating certain tain duties upon snuff and refined sugar; and spoliations to have been made on their property have appointed managers at the same on their by a privateer from the Island of Bermuda, and part. praying the interposition of Congress.

Mr. READ, from the committee to whom was Ordered, That the memorial and documents referred the bill, entitled " An act to prevent the therein mentioned be referred to the Secretary of sale of prizes brought into the United States, by the Department of State.

vessels belonging to any foreign Prince or State," The bill, sent from the House of Representa- reported that the bill do not pass. tives for concurrence, entitled "An act regulating On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill, the grants of land appropriated for military ser- and that it pass to the third reading as amended. vices, and for the Society of the United Brethren Mr. BURR, from the committee to whom was for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen," referred the bill, entitled "An act to authorize was read the third time, and passed.

the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to cause Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was to be located one mile square of land, at or near referred the bill, entitled "An act making an ap- the mouth of the Great Miami river, reserved out propriation to satisfy certain demands attending of the grant to John Cleves Symmes, and for other the late insurrection, and to increase the compen- purposes;" and the bill, entitled " An act for satissation to marshals, jurors, and witnesses, in the fying the claim of the executors of the late FreCourts of the United States, and to allow a fur-derick William de Steuben," reported that they ther compensation to the Attorney for the District do not pass. of Kentucky,” reported that the bill pass without On the question, that these bills severally pass amendment.

to the third reading, it was determined in the neOn motion, sundry amendments to the bill gative. So the bills were lost. were adopted; it was then read the third time and Mr. BRADFORD, from the committee to whom passed.

was referred the bill, entitled "An act for the reA message from the House of Representa- lief of John Sears," reported that the bill do not tives informed the Senate that the House have pass. passed the bill, sent from the Senate for concur On the question, to agree to the third reading rence, entitled "An act laying out into one State of this bill, it was determined in the negative. the territory ceded by the State of North Caro So it was resolved that this bill

do not pass. lina to the United States, and providing for an A message from the House of Representatives enumeration of the inhabitants thereof;" with informed the Senate that the House have passed amendments; in which they desire the concur- a " resolution appointing a committee, jointly, rence of the Senate. They agree to the resolu- with such as the Senate may appoint, to notify tion of the Senate to adjourn on Wednesday, the the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES of the profirst day of June next. The House of Representa- posed recess of Congress. tives disagree to the amendments of the Senate The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluto the bill, entitled "An act to suspend, in part, tion last sent from the House of Representatives, the act, entitled 'An act to alter and amend the in relation to the proposed recess. act, entitled 'An act laying certain duties upon Resolved, That the Senate concur therein, and snuff and refined sugar."

that Messrs. Henry and Butler be the commitMr. BINGHAM, from the committee to whom tee on their part. was referred the bill, entitled "An act limiting the The Senate proceeded to consider the amendtime for the allowance of drawback on the ex-I ments of the House of Representatives to the bill

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entitled “An act laying out into one State the

Tuesday, May 31. territory, ceded by the State of North Carolina to the United States, and providing for an enu- informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives meration of the inhabitants thereof."

a bill, entitled "An act to alter the time of the Resolved, That they disagree to the first, and next annual meeting of Congress;" in which they agree to all the other amendments to the said desire the concurrence of the Senate. They insist bill.

on their amendment, disagreed to by the Senate, Mr. Bingham, from the joint committee of con- to the bill, entitled "An act laying out into one ference on the bill, entitled " An act to suspend, in State the territory ceded by the State of North part, the act entitled ' An act to alter and amend Carolina to the United States, and providing for the act entitled ' An act laying certain duties upon the enumeration of the inhabitants thereof; ask snuff and refined sugar," reported that the Senate a conference thereon, and have appointed manarecede from their amendments, and the report gers at the same, on their part. They agree to was adopted.

all the amendments of the Senate to the bill, enMr. Brown, from the committee to whom was titled “ An act regulating the grants of land apreferred the memorial of the Directors and Agents propriated for military services, and for the soof the Ohio Company, reported

ciety of United Brethren, for propagating the “ That so much of the said memorial as prays that Gospel among the Heathen;" except to the last, regulations may be adopted by Congress, whereby the to which they disagree.

The bill, sent from the House of Representaavails of certain lots reserved by contract for the sale of certain lands to said Company, for the support of tives for concurrence, entitled " An act to prevent schools, and for religious purposes ; also, of two com- the sale of prizes brought into the United States plete townships reserved for the endowment of an uni- by vessels belonging to any foreign Prince or versity, may be brought into speedy operation, and the State,” was read the third time. benevolent intentions of the Government thereby more On motion, to expunge the proviso agreed to fully answered, is reasonable. But the committee are yesterday, as an amendment, it passed in the neof opinion that it is expedient that the further consider-gative. ation thereof be postponed to the next session of Con So it was Resolved, That this bill pass with an gress, when some general regulations on this subject amendment. may be made.

The Senate proceeded to consider their amend« That, in the opinion of the committee, so much of ment disagreed to by the House of Representathe said memorial as prays to be allowed to take from tives to the bill, entitled “ An act regulating the the lots reserved out of the grants to said Company, for grants of land appropriated for military services, the future disposition of Congress, twenty lots, of one and for the Society of the United Brethren for mile square each, as an allowance for an equal number propagating the Gospel among the Heathen;" and, of lots appropriated by the said said directors and agents,

Resolved, That they do insist on their said for the support of schools and religious purposes, and

amendment. not provided for in said contract; also, so much thereof as solicits the right of pre-emption to the whole of tion of the House of Representatives, desiring a

The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluthe reserved lots within the tracts granted to the said conference on the bill

, entitled " An act laying out Company, be rejected.

into one State the territory ceded by the State Ordered, That this report lie on the table.

of North Carolina to the United States, and proMr. Ross, from the committee to whom was viding for an enumeration of the inhabitants referred the bill, entitled "An act to empower thereof." the Secretary of the Treasury to lease the Salt On motion, to postpone the further consideration Springs reserved for the United States in the Ter- thereof until the next session of Congress, it passritory Northwest of the river Ohio," reported that ed in the negative-yeas 10, nays 13, as follows: the bill do not pass.

YEAs.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Foster, Latimer, On the question, that this bill pass to the third

Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, Strong, and Trumbull. reading, it was decided in the negative. Mr. Ross, from the committee to whom was Gunn, Henry, Langdon, Livermore, Marshall, Martin,

Nais.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, referred the bill, entitled "An act providing relief to the owners of stills within the United

Robinson, Tattnall, and Tazewell. States, for a limited time, in certain cases,” re Resolved, That the Senate agree to the proposported amendments, which were adopted. And, ed conference, and that Messrs. Burr and STRONG by unanimous consent, the bill was read the third be managers at the same on their part. tíme, and passed. On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con- informed the Senate that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives sent, that Mr. RUTHERFURD have permission to a bill, entitled “ An act making appropriations for introduce a bill to amend " An act for the more the support of the Military and Naval Establishgeneral promulgation of the laws of the United ments for the year one thousand seven hundred and States," and that it be now read the first and se- ninety-six;" in which they desire the concurrence cond times.

of the Senate. Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. The bill sent from the House of Representatives And the House adjourned.

for concurrence, entitled "An act to alter the

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