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[MAY, 1796.

Cabot had permission to introduce a bill provid- the collection of the duties on goods, wares, and ing passports for the ships and vessels of the United merchandise, imported into the United States, States; which bill was read, and ordered to a se- and on the tonnage of ships or vessels,” reported cond reading

amendments. On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con The Senate resumed the consideration of the sent, that Mr. STRONG have permission to intro- report of the committee to whom was referred the duce a bill to continue in force, for a limited time, bill, entitled "An act making provision for the the acts therein mentioned.

payment of certain debts of the United States;" Mr. Bingham reported, from the committee to and, after debate, the further consideration therewhom was recommitted the bill, entitled “ An act of was postponed. making provision for the payment of certain debts The Senate resumed the consideration of the of the United States; which report was in part report of the committee to whom was referred rejected; ard, after debate, the further considera- the Message of the PresiDENT OF THE UNITED tion of the report was postponed.

STATES, of the 8th of April last, respecting a new · The Senate resumed the consideration of the State South of the river Ohio; together with the report of the committee to whom was referred the motion for amendment on the 11th instant under Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, consideration; and a motion was made to postof the 8th of April last, respecting a new State pone the proposed amendment to the report, in South of the river Ohio.

order to introduce a more general one; and, after Ordered, That the further consideration thereof debate, the Senate adjourned. be postponed

A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that the House have passed

SATURDAY, May 14. a bill, entitled " An act to prevent the sale of prizes The bill, sent from the House of Representabrought into the United States, by vessels belong- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to reguing to any foreign Prince or State;" in which late trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, they desire the concurrence of the Senate. They recede from their amendment, disagreed the third time.

and to preserve peace on the frontiers," was read to, by the Senate, to their amendment to the bill, On motion to subjoin the following to the end entitled "An act providing for the sale of the lands of the third section : of the United States in the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Ken-on any person or persons who may have crossed the

“Provided, that the said penalty shall not be inflicted tucky river."

line in search of stray horses, cattle, or any other stock :" The bill last brought from the House of Representatives for concurrence was read, and ordered

It passed in the negative-yeas 11, nays 13, to a second reading.

as follows:

Yeas.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler,

Gunn, Henry, Langdon, Martin, Robinson, Tattnall, FRIDAY, May 13.

and Tazewell.

Nays-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, King, The bill, sent from the House of Representa- Latimer

, Livermore, Marshall, Potts, Read, Ross, Ruthtives for concurrence, entitled "An act authoriz- erfurd, Strong, and Trumbull. ing the erection of a light-house on Cape Cod, in On motion to expunge from the 2d and 3d lines the State of Massachusetts," was read the third of the 3d section, the words "South of the river time and passed.

Ohio," it passed in the negative. The bill providing passports for the ships and On motion to expunge the 3d section, which is vessels of the United States, was read the second as follows: time, and the further consideration thereof post

“ Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, if any poned. The Senate proceeded to consider the report of which is allotted or secured by Treaty, as aforesaid, to

such citizen or other person shall go into any country the committee to whom was referred the bill, en- any of the Indian tribes, South of the river Ohio, withtitled "An act to regulate trade and intercourse out a passport first had and obtained, from the Governwith the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on or of some one of the United States, or the officer of the frontiers;" and the report of the committee be- the troops of the United States commanding at the ing adopted, the bill was ordered to a third reading nearest post on the frontiers, or such other person as

A message from the House of Representatives the President of the United States may, from time to informed the Senate that the House have passed time, authorize to grant the same, shall forfeit a sum not a bill

, entitled “ An act relative to quarantine," in exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. three months :"

The bill, entitled "An act relative to quaran It passed in the negative-yeas 11, nays 14, as tine," was read twice,and referred to Messrs. Ruth- follows: ERFURD, Bingham and LANGDON, to consider and YEAs.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, report thereon to the Senate.

Gunn, Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Robinson, Tattnall, Mr. Potts, from the committee to whom was and Tazewell. referred the bill, entitled “ An act in addition to an Nays.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, act, entitled 'An act supplementary to the act, Henry, King, Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Ross, entitled, 'An act to provide more effectually for I Rutherfurd, Strong, and Trumbull

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The question on the bill was determined in the “The persons so chosen, met in Convention, on the affirmative-yeas 17, nays 8, as follows:

11th of January, 1796, declared the people of that part Yeas.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster,

of the said Territory which was ceded by North CaroHenry, King, Langdon, Latimer, Livermore, Marshall,

lina to be a free and independent State, by the name of Martin, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, Strong, and

the State of Tennessee, (a great majority of the said Trumbull.

inhabitants having expressed their wish to form togeNars.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler,

ther one State,) and for their permanent Government, Gunn, Robinson, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

expressly recognising the aforesaid Ordinance of Con

gress, formed a Constitution consistent with the prinSo it was Resolved, That this bill pass.

ciples and articles thereof. The bill to continue in force, for a limited time, «By the provisions of the Constitution, so formed, the acts therein mentioned, was read the second the Legislature thereby directed to be chosen was reand third times, and passed.

quired to meet on the last Monday in March then next, The bill, sent from the House of Representa- for the avowed purpose of obtaining a representation in tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to prevent Congress during the present session. The Legislature the sale of the prizes brought into the United met accordingly, and the temporary Government esStates by vessels belonging to any foreign Prince tablished in the said Territory has ceased and been susor State," was read the second time, and referred pended. Due notice of all the aforesaid acts and proto Messrs. Read, BURR, and Cabot, to consider ceedings has, from time to time, been given by the Goand report thereon to the Senate.

vernor of the said Territory to the Government of the The Senate resumed the consideration of the

United States, and no dissatisfaction thereupon exreport of the committee to whom was referred the pressed by the latter. Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

“Upon the preceding state of facts, the committee of the 8th of April last, respecting a new State

remark, Ist. That, although Congress have not, by South of the river Ohio; together with the motion

any formal and direct act declared that the Territory

South of the Ohio should, for the purpose of permanent for amendment, made on the 11th ; and on the

Government, be one State ; yet, inasmuch as it doth question to agree to the proposed amendment, it

appear to be the desire of a great majority of the inhapassed in the negative.

bitants thereof, that so much of the said Territory as is On motion, it was agreed to amend the report contained within the cession of North Carolina should by inserting, after the first paragraph, immediate be formed into one State; and, as the Government of ly subsequent to the words "original States," these the United States hath acquiesced in the proceedings words :

founded on that idea : considering, also, the dissatisfac“On the 9th of July, 1787, the State of South Caro- tion and temporary anarchy which would probably be lina ceded, without any condition whatever, their claims produced by the attempt to dissolve the permanent Goto all lands lying between the Mississippi and the ridge vernment, so formally established, and to divide the said of mountains which divides the Western from the East-/ Territory into two or more States, subject to the temern waters; the same being South of, and contiguous porary Government of the United States : it doth apto, the Territory ceded by North Carolina, and uninha- pear to the committee to be highly expedient, if not obbited except by Indians.”

ligatory on the United States, to lay out into one State

the whole of the Territory ceded by North Carolina. Also, to add, after the words "act of cession," in the second instance, the words of North Caro- |

| “2d. That, although the law directing the said cenlina;" and, in the same line, to strike out the word

sus doth not, so far as regards the enumeration of tran- same," and insert “ Territory thereby ceded.”

sient persons, provide the check contained in the act

for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United It was further agreed, to expunge the words,

States; yet, seeing that the said law was passed, and “ ceded by North Carolina," and insert, “ South of

made with the assent of the Governor and Council apthe Ohio."

pointed by, and removable at, the pleasure of the GoOn motion to expunge the whole of the report, after the word “district,” and to substitute he fol also appointed by the same authority-seeing that no lowing:

material error in fact can probably have been made by “In the year 179-, proofs satisfactory to the Govern- reason of the supposed inaccuracy of the said law, and or of the said Territory having been given that there that, by the enumeration aforesaid, there doth appear were more than five thousand free male inhabitants in to have been, in the month of November, 1795, upthe said last last-mentioned Territory, Representatives wards of 67,000 free inhabitants, and upwards of 10,000 were chosen, and a Government organized, pursuant to slaves, in the said Territory, the committee are of opinthe provision of the said ordinance in such case declared ; ion that the census, so taken, is and ought to be deemthe Governor and Council being appointed by, and re-ed satisfactory evidence that the said Territory doth movable at the pleasure of, the President. On the 11th contain 60,000 free inhabitants. of July, 1795, an act was passed by the Legislature of “The committee therefore recommend the following the said Territory for taking a census of the inhabitants resolutions : thereof; and it appearing, from the census so taken, Resolved, That the Territory of the United States that there were more than sixty thousand free inhabit- South of the Ohio, which hath been ceded by North ants in the said Territory, the said Governor, on the Carolina, be one State, and that the same be and here28th of November, 1795, issued his Proclamation, as by by is acknowledged as one of the United States, by the the said last-mentioned act is prescribed, requiring the name of the State of Tennessee, and entitled to a represaid inhabitants to choose persons to represent them in sentation in Congress, “on an equal footing with the Convention for the purpose of forming a Constitution original States in all respects whatsoever,” according to or permanent form of Government.

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“ 2. Resolved, That, until the next General Census, independent State, by the name of the State of Tennesthe State of Tennessee shall be entitled to send

see, (a great majority of the said inhabitants having exmembers to the House of Representatives.”

pressed their wish to form together one State,) and, for And, on the question to agree to this amend their permanent Government, expressly recognising the ment, it passed in the negative-yeas 9, nays 14, aforesaid ordinance of Congress, formed a Constitution as follows:

consistent with the principles and articles thereof. Yeas.—Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, the Legislature, thereby directed to be chosen, was re

“ By the provisions of the Constitution, so formed, Henry, Langdon, Martin, Robinson, and Tazewell.

Nars.--Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, quired to meet on the last Monday in March then next, for Gunn, King, Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Ross, Congress during the present session. The Legislature

the avowed purpose of obtaining a representation in Rutherfurd, Strong, and Trumbull.

met accordingly, and the temporary Government es

tablished in the said Territory has ceased and been suMONDAY, May 16.

perseded. Due notice of all the aforesaid acts and pro

ceedings has, from time to time, been given by the GoOn motion, the Senate resumed the second read- vernor of the said Territory to the Government of the ing of the bill, entitled "An act making provision United States, and no dissatisfaction thereupon exfor the payment of certain debts of the United pressed by the latter :" States."

It passed in the negative-yeas 9, nays 15, as On motion, to add at the end of the third sec

follows: tion, in lieu of the proviso, the following words:

YEAs.—Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, “ And it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Henry, Langdon, Martin, Robinson, and Tazewell. Sinking Fund, if they shall find the same to be most

Nays.-Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, Gunn, advantageous, to sell such, and so many, of the shares King, Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Ross, Rutherof the stock of the Bank of the United States, belong- furd, Strong, Tattnall, and Trumbull. ing to the United States, as they may think proper ; and that they apply the proceeds thereof to the pay

And, on the question to agree to the report, as ment of the said debts, instead of selling certificates of amended, it passed in the affirmative-yeas, 14, stock, in the manner prescribed in this act :"

nays 11, as follows: It passed in the affirmative-yeas 13, nays 12, Gunn, King, Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Ross,

YEAS.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster, as follows: YEAS.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler,

Rutherfurd, Strong, and Trumbull. Henry, Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Robinson, Ross, Henry, Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Robinson, Tattnall,

Nars.—Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Burr, Butler, Rutherfurd, Tattnall, and Tazewell. Nars.-Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Foster,

and Tazewell. Gunn, King, Latimer, Livermore, Potts, Read, Strong,

So the report was adopted, as follows: and Trumbull.

“ The report of the committee to whom was referred And the bill being further amended, it was or

the Message of the President of the United States of dered to a third reading,

the 8th of April, 1796, relative to the Territory of the The Senate resumed the consideration of the

United States South of the river Ohio. report of the committee to whom was referred the By the Deed of Cession of the State of Virginia, Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES the United States are bound to lay off the Territory of the 8th of April last, respecting a new State Northwest of the river Ohio into States, not less than South of the river Ohio; and sundry other amend- one hundred nor more than one hundred and fifty miles ments being agreed to, a motion was made to in- square. And, by the Ordinance of the 13th day of Jusert, after the word " district," the following:

ly, 1787, Congress resolved that, so soon as Virginia

should, by law, consent to the laying off the said Ter“ In the year 179-, proofs satisfactory to the Governor ritory, so as to form three States, that the same should of the said Territory having been given, that there were be bounded in the manner therein specified. By the more than five thousand free male inhabitants in the same Ordinance the whole of the Territory of the Unitsaid last mentioned Territory, Representatives were ed States Northwest of the Ohio is made one district chosen, and a Government organized, pursuant to the for the purpose of temporary Government, and it is provision of the said ordinance in such case declared : therein declared that, so soon as any one of the said the Governor and Council being appointed by, and re- States, so to be laid out as aforesaid, should contain six. movable at the pleasure of, the President. On the 11th ty thousand free inhabitants, the same should be admitof July, 1795, an act was passed by the Legislature of ted by their Delegates into Congress on an equal footthe said Territory for taking a census of the inhabitants ing with the original States. thereof; and it appearing from the census, so taken, that “On the 9th of July, 1787, the State of South Carothere were more than sixty thousand free inhabitants in lina ceded, without any condition whatever, their claims the said Territory, the said Governor, on the 28th of to all lands lying between the Mississippi and the ridge November, 1795, issued his proclamation, as by the said of mountains which divides the Western from the Eastlast mentioned acts is prescribed, requiring the said in- en waters ; the same being South of, and contiguous habitants to choose persons to represent them in Con- to, the Territory ceded by North Caroliua, and uninvention, for the purpose of forming a Constitution or habited except by Indians. permanent form of Government. The persons so cho "By the Deed of Cession of the State of North Carosen, met in Convention, on the 11th

of January, 1796, lina, of the lands therein described, it is made a condideclared the people of that part of the said Territory tion that the Territory so ceded shall be laid out, and which was ceded by North Carolina to be a free and formed into a State or States, containing a suitable extent

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[SENATE, 1796. of territory; the inhabitants of which shall enjoy all the Representatives, and ascertaining a rule for the apporprivileges set forth in the Ordinance for the government tionment of direct taxes, must, by the Constitution, be of the Western Territory of the United States. By made by Congress, and cannot be made by the indivithe act for the government of the Territory of the Unit- dual States. And, as the rights of the original States, ed States South of the river Ohio, the whole of the said as members of the Union, are affected by the admission Territory, for the purpose of temporary Government, is of new States, the same principle which enjoins the made one district, and it is declared that the inhabit- census of their inhabitants to be taken under the auants thereof shall enjoy all the privileges set forth in thority of Congress, requires the enumeration of the the Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of inhabitants of any new State laid out by Congress, in the United States Northwest of the Ohio. As, in the like manner to be made under their authority. Did Territory Northwest of the Ohio, it is necessary that the not the principles of the Constitution seem to leave same shall, by Congress, be laid out into States, accord Congress without discretion on this point? Yet the ing to the conditions of the act of cession, or to the pro- propriety of the enumeration being made under their visions expressed in the Ordinance of Congress, and authority will be manifest, on comparing the fifth secthat such States shall each contain sixty thousand free tion of the law for the enumeration of the inhabitants inhabitants before they are entitled to be admitted into of the United States with the law under which the centhe Union; so, in the Territory South of the Ohio, Con- sus has lately been taken in the Territory South of the gress are obliged, by the act of cession of North Caro- Ohio. By this comparison it will be perceived that the lina, to lay out the the Territory thereby ceded into one guards against error, provided in the former law, are or more States, the inhabitants of which, so soon as they omitted in the latter, and that, instead of confining shall amount to sixty thousand free persons, will be en- the enumeration to the free inhabitants of the Territory titled to be admitted into the Union.

South of the Ohio, the law authorizes and requires the “Congress have declared that the whole of the Ter- enumeration of all the people within the said Territory ritory Northwest of the Ohio shall, for the purpose of at any time within the term allowed to complete the temporary Government, compose one district; and, like same, including as well the persons casually within or wise, that the whole of the Territory South of the Ohio passing through the said Territory, as the inhabitants shall, for the like purpose, compose one district; but thereof. they have not definitively laid out the Territory North * From the preceding view of the subject, the comwest of the Ohio into States, nor have they decided mittee are of opinion that the inhabitants of that part whether the Territory South of the Ohio shall be laid out of the Territory South of the Ohio, ceded by North into one or more States. If the district Northwest of Carolina, are not at this time entitled to be received as the Ohio contained more than sixty thousand free in a new State into the Union. habitants, it would not, from thence, follow that the

“But, as the said territory ceded by North Carolina District could demand admission as a new State into may, by Congress, be laid out into one State, although, the Union, because the District must, by the terms of from the distance between its extreme parts, the inhaits cession, be previously divided into a number of States, bitants thereof may thereby be exposed to some inconthe free inhabitants of each of which must amount to venience, and, as it appears to be the desire of a majosixty thousand, before such State would have a right of rity of the inhabitants of the said Territory to be readmission into the Union; in like manner, although ceived as a new State into the Union, the committee the District South of the river Ohio should contain sixty recommend that leave be given to bring in a bill laying thousand free inhabitants, it cannot from thence be in- out the whole of the said territory ceded by North ferred, that the District, or that portion thereof, ceded Carolina into one State, and providing for an enumeraby North Carolina, would have a right to be admitted tion of the inhabitants thereof, in the manner prescribed as a new State into the Union, because Congress have in the act, entitled · An act providing for the enumera- : not decided whether the same shall compose a single tion of the inhabitants of the United States,' passed on State, or be laid out into two or more States. The num- the 1st day of March, 1790.” ber of inhabitants which establishes a claim of admission must be the number of inhabitants of a State previously Ordered, That the report be recommitted, and laid out, and defined in its boundaries by Congress, and that the committee be instructed to bring in a bill not the number of inhabitants of a Territory which, for accordingly. the purpose of temporary Government, composes a Dis

The bill providing passports for the ships and trict which may be divided by Congress into several vessels of the United States, was read the second States.

time and amended. · Hence results this conclusion:

Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. * That Congress must have previously enacted that the The Senate proceeded to consider the report of whole of the territory ceded by North Carolina, and which the committee to whom was referred the bill, enis only a part of the Territory of the United States titled "An act in addition to an act, entitled "An South of the Ohio, should be laid out by Congress for act supplementary to the act, entitled 'An act to one State, before the inhabitants thereof (admitting provide more effectually for the collection of the them to amount to sixty thousand free persons) could duties on goods,

wares, and merchandise, imported claim to be admitted as a new State into the Union.

“ Had the Territory South of the Ohio, which, for into the United States, and on the tonnage of the purpose of temporary Government, composes one

ships or vessels;" which was adopted, and the bill district, been laid out by Congress into one State, the

amended accordingly, enumeration of the inhabitants, in order to ascertain Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. whether such State was entitled to be received into the A message from the House of Representatives Union, ought to have been made under the authority of informed the Senate that the House have passed Congress: For the enumeration of the inhabitants of a bill, entitled “ An act making an additional althe original States, for the purpose of apportioning the lowance to certain public officers for the year

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[MAY, 1796. 1796," in which they desire the concurrence of Nays-Messrs. Bradford, Butler, Cabot, Foster, the Senate.

Gunn, King, Livermore, Read, Strong, and 'Trumbull. The bill last brought from the House of Repre So it was resolved that this bill pass as amended. sentatives for concurrence, was read, and ordered A message from the House of Representatives to a second reading.

informed the Senate that the House have passed

a bill, entitled "An act regulating the grants of Tuesday, May 17.

land appropriated for military services, and for

the Society of the United Brethren for propagatThe bill providing passports for the ships and ing the Gospel among the Heathen;" and a bill, vessels of the United States, was read the third entitled "An act altering the compensation of the time and passed.

Accountant of the War Department; in which The bill sent from the House of Representa- they desire the concurrence of the Senate. tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act making The bills last mentioned were severally read, an additional allowance to certain public officers and ordered to a second reading. for the year 1796," was read the second time, and

On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous conreferred to Messrs. Gunn, BUTLER, BROWN, BURR, seni, to dispense with the rule, and that the bill, and Strong, to consider and report thereon to the entitled “ An act regulating the grants of land apSenate.

propriated for military services and for the Society The bill sent from the House of Representa- of the United Brethren for propagating the Gostives for concurrence, entitled " An act making pel among the Heathen," be now read a second provision for the payment of certain Debts of the time. United States," was read the third time.

Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. On motion to expunge the clause, agreed to Ross, Read, and King, to consider and report yesterday, in addition to the third section, as thereon to the Senate. follows:

The bill sent from the House of Representa“ And it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the tives for concurrence, entitled "An act in addition Sinking Fund, if they shall find the same to be most to an act, entitled "An act surplementary to an advantageous, to sell such and so many of the shares act, entitled 'An act to provide more effectually of the stock of the Bank of the United States, belong for the collection of the duties on goods, wares, ing to the United States, as they may think proper; and and merchandise, imported into the United States, that they apply the proceeds thereof to the payment of and on the tonnage of ships or vessels," was read the said Debts, instead of selling certificates of stock, the third time, and sundry amendments agreed to. in the manner prescribed in this act :"

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof It passed in the negative-yeas 8, nays 12, as be postponed until to-morrow. follows:

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of YeasMessrs. Bingham, Bradford, Cabot, Gunn, the committee to whom was referred the bill, enLatimer, Livermore, Strong, and Trumbull.

titled "An act to ascertain and fix the Military Nays.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Butler, Henry, Establishment of the United States;" and, after Langdon, Marshall, Martin, Potts, Robinson, Ruther- debate, furd, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

Ordered, That the bill, together with the amendOn motion to insert, in the amendment agreed ments, be recommitted ; and that Mr. Ross be of to yesterday, to the third section. after the word the committee in place of Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN,

proper," the following words: “so far as may be absent by permission; and the committee are inconsistent with existing laws:" it passed in the structed to report generally thereon. negative-yeas 12, nays 13, as follows: YEAS.Messrs. Bingham, Bradford, Burr, Cabot,

WEDNESDAY, May 18. Gunn, King, Latimer, Read, Ross, Rutherfurd, Strong, The bill sent from the House of Representaand Trumbull.

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act altering Nays.-Messrs. Bloodworth, Brown, Butler, Foster, the compensation of the Accountant of the War Henry, Langdon, Livermore, Marshall

, Martin, Potts, Department," was read the second time, and reRobinson, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

ferred to the committee appointed on the bill, enOn motion to insert, after the word "that,” sec- titled "An act making an additional allowance to tion third, line first, these words: “for two mil-certain public officers for the year 1796," 10 conlions of the aforesaid five millions :" it passed in sider and report to the Senate. the negative.

Mr. BINGHAM, from the committee to whom was On motion, it was agreed to insert, at the end of referred the memorial of the citizens of the Unitthe amendment to the first section, the following ed States who have suffered from French spoliawords: "and to sell the stock received for such tions, reported : loan." On the question to agree to the bill as amended, sion, it will be expedient to refer the said memorial to

“That, considering the advanced period of the sesit was determined in the affirmative-yeas 14, the Secretary of State, in order that he may investigate nays 10, as follows:

the nature and extent of the claims exhibited therein, YEAS.—Messrs. Bingham, Brown, Burr, Henry, and report on the same at the next meeting of ConLangdon, Latimer, Marshall, Martin, Potts, Robinson, gress." Ross, Rutherfurd, Tattnall, and Tazewell.

And the report was adopted.

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