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Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Scott,
Thomas Hartley,

John Sevier,
Daniel Heister,

Thomas Sinnickson,
James Jackson,

John Steele,
Richard Bland' Lee,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
James Madison, junior,

Thomas Sumpter,
George Mathews,

John Vining,
Andrew Moore,

Alexander White,
Peter Muhlenberg,

Hugh Williamson, and
John Page,

Henry Wynkoop. Josiah Parker, Another motion was then made and seconded, to amend the said bill, by striking out, in the fifth section, the words, " at which place the session of Congress next ensuing the present shall be held;” and on the question thereupon, It passed in the negative,

ŞAyes ..... 26,
Noes

. 33.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present,
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elias Boudinot,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Edanus Burke,

Joshua Seney,
William Floyd,

Roger Sherman,
Abiel Foster,

Peter Silvester,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Jonathan Grout,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Sturges,
Benjamin Huntington,

George Thatcher,
John Lawrance,

Jonathan Trumbull,
George Leonard,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
Samuel Livermore,

Jeremiah Wadsworth.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Lambert Cadwalader,

John Page,
Daniel Carroll,

Josiah Parker,
George Clymer,

omas Scott,
Isaac Coles,

John Sevier,
Benjamin Contee,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Steele,
George Gale,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Nicholas Gilman,

Thomas Sumpter,
Samuel Griffin,

John Vining,
Thomas Hartley,

Alexander White,
Daniel Heister,

Hugh Williamson, and
James Jackson,

Henry Wynkoop. Richard Bland Lee, Another motion was then made and seconded to amend the said bill, by adding to the end of the fifth section the following proviso, to wit: “ Provided nevertheless, That whenever the President of the United States shall receive authentic information that the public

buildings aforesaid are so far completed as to be fit for the reception of both House of Congress, all offices attached to the seat of Government shall be removed thereto, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding;” and on the question thereupon, It passed in the negative,

Ayes

13, Noes

48. The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present, Those who voted in the affirmative, are,

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Egbert Benson,

Joshua Seney,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Peter Silvester,
William Floyd,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Elbridge Gerry,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

George Thatcher, and
John Lawrance,

Thomas Tudor Tucker.
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

Samuel Livermore,
John Baptist Ashe,

James Madison, junior,
Abraham Baldwin,

George Mathews,
Elias Boudinot,

Andrew Moore,
John Brown,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Edanus Burke,

- John Page,
Lambert Cadwalader,

Josiah Parker,
Daniel Carroll,

George Partridge,
George Clymer,

James Schureman,
Isaac Coles,

Thomas Scott,
Benjamin Contee,

Theodore Sedgwick,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

John Sevier,
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
George Gale,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Nicholas Gilman,

John Steele,
Benjamin Goodhue,

Michael Jenifer Stone,
Samuel Griffin,

Jonathan Sturges,
Thomas Hartley,

Thomas Sumpter,
John Hathorn,

Jonathan Trumbull,
Daniel Heister,

John Vining,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jeremiah Wadsworth,
James Jackson,

Alexander White,
Richard Bland Lee,

Hugh Williamson, and
George Leonard,

Henry Wynkoop.
A motion was then made and seconded that the said bill be read the third time on
Monday next; and on the question thereupon,

It passed in the negative.

Another motion was then made and seconded that the said bill be read the third time to-morrow; and on the question thereupon,

It passed in the negative.
A motion was then made and seconded to adjourn; and on the question thereupon,
It passed in the negative.

A motion being then made and seconded that the said bill be now read the third time,

It was resolved in the affirmative: Whereupon,
The said bill was read the third time.
And then the main question being put, that the said bill do pass,

32, It was resolved in the affirmative, Aves

29.
The ayes and noes being demanded by one-fifth of the members present
Those who voted in the affirmative, are,
John Baptist Ashe,

Daniel Heister,
Abraham Baldwin,

James Jackson,
Timothy Bloodworth,

Richard Bland Lee,
John Brown,

James Madison, junior,
Lambert Cadwalader,

George Mathews,
Daniel Carroll,

Andrew Moore,
George Clymer,

Peter Muhlenberg,
Isaac Coles,

John Page,
Benjamin Contee,

Josiah Parker,
Thomas Fitzsimons,

Thomas Scott,
George Gale,

John Sevier,
Samuel Griffin,

Thomas Sinnickson,
Thomas Hartley,

John Steele,

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Michael Jenifer Stone,

Alexander White,
Thomas Sumpter,

Hugh Williamson, and
John Vining,

Henry Wynkoop.
Those who voted in the negative, are,
Fisher Ames,

George Partridge,
Egbert Benson,

Jeremiah Van Rensselaer,
Elias Boudinot,

James Schureman,
Edanus Burke,

Theodore Sedgwick,
William Floyd,

Joshua Seney,
Abiel Foster,

Roger Sherman,
Elbridge Gerry,

Peter Silvester,
Nicholas Gilman,

William Smith, of Maryland,
Benjamin Goodhue,

William Smith, of South Carolina,
Jonathan Grout,

Jonathan Sturges,
John Hathorn,

George Thatcher,
Benjamin Huntington,

Jonathan Trumbull,
John Lawrance,

Thomas Tudor Tucker, and
George Leonard,

Jeremiah Wadsworth. Samuel Livermore, A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled “ An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes," with several amendments, to which they de. sire the concurrence of this House. The Senate have also passed the bill, entitled “ An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States;" with several amendments, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.

SATURDAY, JULY 10. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate, to the bill, entitled " An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes;" and the same being read, were agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith. The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “ An act for the government and regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' service;" and the same being read, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House resumed the consideration of the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled " An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States;" and the same being read, some were agreed to, and others disagreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.
The several orders of the day were farther postponed until Monday next.
And then the House adjourned until Monday morning ten o'clock.

MONDAY, JULY 12. A petition of the Clerks employed in the office of the Paymaster and Commissioner of Army Accounts was presented to the House and read, praying that the salaries granted them by law may be augmented, and made equal to those of the Clerks in other Executive departments of the United States.

Ordered, That the said petition do lie on the table.

The petitions of Thomas Hart and Aquila Giles were presented to the House and read, respectively praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim against the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Thaddeus Beebe was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of invalids, in consideration of the loss of his sight, and other injuries, sustained in the service of the United States during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A petition of Seth Harding was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for sundry services rendered in the Navy of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to Mr. Sturges, Mr. Hartley, and Mr. Burke; that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the House.

Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined two enrolled bills, one entitled “ An act further to provide for the payment of the invalid pensioners of the United States;" the other, entitled “An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States;" and had found the same to be truly enrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said enrolled bills.

It being discovered that a mistake had been made in the message from the Senate on Friday last, respecting the amendments to the bill, entitled "An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with

the Indian tribes,” whereby an amendment proposed on the part of the Senate, for striking out the fourth section of the said bill, in the words following, to wit:

“SED. 4. And be it further enacted, That a sum, not exceeding ten thousand dollars, be appropriated, out of the moneys arising from duties on imports and tonnage, subject to the orders of the President of the United States, to be laid out in goods and articles of trade, suitable for supplying the wants and necessities of the Indians; and to be vended and retailed to them through the agency of the said superintendents, and persons to be licensed by them for that purpose, in such manner, and conformably to such regulations, as the President of the United States shall establish," 'had been omitted:

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment: Whereupon,
Resolved, That this House do disagree to the said amendment.
Ordered, that the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the bill to regulate the collection of the duties imposed on goods wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

Mr. Speaker left the chair.
Mr. Boudinot took the chair of the committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Boudinot reported that the committee hade according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made several amendments thereto; which they had directed him to report, when the House should think proper to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said report be received to-morrow.
A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker: The Senate have passed the bill, entitled '“ An act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.” The Senate do also recede from their amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled "An act for the government and regulation of seamen, in the merchants' service.” They do insist on their third amendment, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled “An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian tribes;” and they do also insist on their amendments, disagreed to by this House, to the bill, entitled "An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States;” desire a conference with this House, on the subject matter of the said amendments, and have appointed managers at the same on their part. And then he withdrew.

The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

TUESDAY, JULY 13. Mr. Gilman, from the Joint Committee for Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee did, on Monday last, wait on the President of the United States, and present, for his approbation, two enrolled bills; one entitled “ An act further to provide for the payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States;” the other, entitled "An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States."

The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of State, covering his report of a proper plan or plans for establishing uniformity in the currency, weights and measures, of the United States, made pursuant to the order of this House, of the fifteenth of January last; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, “a bill, making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States;" which was received, and read the first time.

The House proceeded to consider the message from the Senate, desiring a conference on the subject matter of the amendments depending between the two Houses to the bill, entitled “An act to establish the Post Office and Post Roads within the United States:" Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House do agree to the said conference, and that Mr. Gerry, Mr. Steele, Mr. Hartley, Mr. Vining, and Mr. Burke, be appointed managers at the same, on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

The House proceeded to re-consider the amendment, disagreed to by this House, and insisted on by the Senate, to the bill, entitled “ An act to regulate Trade and Intercourse with the Indian tribes:" Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House do insist on their disagreement to the said amendment, and that a conference be desired with the Senate on the subject matter thereof.

Ordered, That Mr. Madison, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Moore, be appointed managers at the said conference, on the part of this House.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments made by the Committee of the Whole House to the bill “to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels ;” which being read, were agreed to.

The said bili was then further amended at the Clerk's table, and, together with the amendments, ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time on Thursday next.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act providing more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States," and made some progress therein.

The several orders of the day were farther postponed until to-morrow.
And then the House adjourned until to-morrow morning ten o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14. A petition of Lemuel Sherman was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for military services rendered during the late war.

Also, a petition Joseph Pannil, to the same effect.

Ordered, That the said petitions, together with the petition of Jeremiah Ocain, which was presented on the eleventh of March last, be referred to the Secretary of War, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

The several petitions of John R. Livingston, Philip Verplank, and Peter Pray Van Zandt, were presented to the House and read, respectively praying the liquidation and settlement of a claim against the United States.

Ordered, That the said petitions be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instructions to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.

A bill making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States, was read the second time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House to-morrow.

A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary:

Mr. Speaker : The Senate have agreed to the conference desired by this House, on the subject-matter of the amendment, depending between the two Houses, to the bill, entitled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes,” and have appointed managers at the same on their part. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States:" Whereupon,

Resolved, that this House do disagree to all the said amendments, and desire a conference with the Senate, on the subject-matter thereof.

Ordered, That Mr. Sedgwick, Mr. Wadsworth, Mr. Boudinot, Mr. Fitzsimons, and Mr. Williamson, be appointed managers at the said conference, on the part of this House.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Ordered, That a committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill or bills to amend the act "for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and

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