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Accept, sir, our warmest wishes for your health and of Divine Providence, the wisdom and virtue of our cithappiness.

izens will deliver our national compact unimpaired tô a JOHN E. HOWARD, free, prosperous, happy and grateful posterity. To this

President of the Senate, pro tempore. end it is my fervent prayer, that, in this city, the founResolved, That a committee be appointed to tains of wisdom may be always open, and the streams wait on the President of the United States, and of eloquence forever flow. Here may the youth of this desire him to acquaint the Senate at what time extensive country forever look up without disappointand place it will be convenient for him that the ment, not only to the monuments and memorials of the Address of the Senate, in answer to his Speech dead, but to the examples of the living, in the members of to both Houses of Congress at the opening of the Congress and officers of Government, for finished models session, shall be presented; and that Messrs. Tra- which constitute the dignity of human nature, and lay

of all those virtues, graces, talents, and accomplishments, cy, Morris, and Baldwin, be this committee. the only foundation for the prosperity or duration of A message from the House of Representatives

empires. informed the Senate that the House have resolved,

JOHN ADAMS. that two Chaplains be appointed to Congress, for CITY OF Washington Nov. 26, 1800. the present session, one by each House, to inter

The Senate returned to their own Chamber; and, change weekly; in which they desire the concur- the reply of the President of the United States havrence of the Senate.

The Senate took into consideration the resolu-ing been read, adjourned. tion last mentioned; and, Resolred, That they do concur therein with the

THURSDAY, November 27. following amendment: after the word “ Chap

A message from the House of Representatives lains,” insert "of different denominations." informed the Senate that the House agree to the

amendment of the Senate to the resolution for

the appointment of Chaplains to Congress for the WEDNESDAY, November 26.

present session. Whereupon, Mr. Tracy reported, from the committee yes

The Senate proceeded to the appointment of terday appointed for the purpose, that they had a Chaplain to Congress on their part, and the waited on the President of the United States, and Right Reverend Bishop ClaGGETT was elected. that he would receive the Address of the Senate this day, at 12 o'clock, at his own house.

Friday, November 28. Whereupon, the Senate waited on the President of the United States accordingly: and the President ted States, and President of the Senate, attended.

Thomas JEFFERSON, Vice President of the Uniof the Senate, in their name, presented the Address

The VICE PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a yesterday agreed to. To which the PRESIDENT made the following Fund; which was read, and ordered to be printed

report from the Commissioners of the Sinking reply:

for the use of the Senate. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

A message from the House of Representatives For this excellent Address, so respectful to the mem- informed the Senate that the House have elected ory of my illustrious predecessor, which I receive from the Rev. Thomas Lyell, a Chaplain to Congress, the Senate of the United States, at this time, and in this on their part, for the present session. place, with peculiar satisfaction, I pray you to accept of my unfeigned acknowledgments. With you, I ardently hope, that permanence and stability will be commu

Monday, December 1. nicated as well to the Government itself, as to its beau- Jesse Franklin, from the State of North Carotiful and commodious seat. With you I deplore the lina, attended. death of that hero and sage who bore so honorable and The Vice PRESIDENT communicated a letter efficient a part in the establishment of both. Great in. from James Lloyd, a Senator from the State of deed would have been my gratification, if his sum of Maryland, resigning his seat in the Senate; which earthly happiness had been completed by seeing the

was read, and Government thus peaceably convened at this place, himself at its head. But, while we submit to the decision ed to notify the Executive of the State of Mary

Resolved, That the Vice President be requestof Heaven, whose councils are inscrutable to us, we cannot but hope, that the members of Congress, the offi- land of this resignation. cers of Government, and all who inhabit the city or the country, will retain his virtues in lively recollection, and make his patriotism, morals, and piety, models for im

Tuesday, December 2. itation.

Jacob Read, from the State of South Carolina, I thank you, gentlemen, for your assurance that the and James Gunn, from the State of Georgia, serseveral subjects for legislative consideration, recommen- erally attended. ded in my communication to both Houses, shall receive

A message from the House of Representatives from the Senate a deliberate and candid attention.

informed the Senate that the House have passed With you, gentlemen, I sincerely deprecate all spirit a bill to authorize the Delegate from the Territory of innovation which may weaken the sacred bond that Northwest of the Ohio to frank letters, and maconnects the different parts of this nation and Govern- king provision for his compensation, in which ment; and with you I trust, that, under the protection they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

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The bill was read and passed to the second Mr. ANDERSON, also. presented the petition of reading

Shadrach Inman, praying compensation for prop

erty stated to have been taken from him for pubWEDNESDAY, December 3.

lic service, in the State of North Carolina, in the The bill extending to the Delegate from the year 1780; and the petition was read, and referred Territory Northwest of the Ohio the privilege to Messrs. ANDERSON, D. Foster, and Tracy, to of franking letters, was read the second time, and

consider and report thereon. committed to Messrs TRACY, ANDERSON, and READ, to consider and report thereon.

Tuesday, December 9.

The Vice PRESIDENT communicated a note THURSDAY, December 4.

from the Commissioners of the city of WashingRay Greene, from the State of Rhode Island, Senate, respectively.

ton, with a plan thereof, for the members of the and Elijah Paine, from the State of Vermont, severally attended. The Vice PRESIDENT communicated a note

WEDNESDAY, December 10. from the Commissioners of the Federal Buildings, A message from the House of Representatives with a plan of the City of Washington, for the informed the Senate that they have appointed a inspection of the Senate.

committee, on their part, for enrolled bills, and On motion, that so much of the Speech of the desire the appointment of a committee on the part President of the United States, as relates to the of the Senate. exercise of the local powers over the District of Ordered, That Mr. D. Foster be the comColumbia, vested by the Constitution in the Con- mittee for enrolled bills, on the part of the Senate. gress of the United States, be referred to a select committee, and that they be authorized to report by bill or otherwise, it was agreed, that the mo

THURSDAY, December 11. tion should lie on the table.

Mr. LANGDON presented the memorial of Peter Charles L'Enfant, Major of Engineers, in the

Revolutionary war, staiing his services in planFriday, December 5.

ning the city of Washington, and supervising the Mr. Tracy, from the committee to whom was public buildings, and praying compensation ; and referred the bill, entitled "An act extending the the petition was read and ordered to lie on the privilege of franking letters to the Delegate from table. ihe Territory of the United States Northwest of the river Ohio, and making provision for his

Friday, December 12. compensation," reported an amendment; which being agreed to and the rule dispensed with,

The Vice President laid before the Senate a Resolved, that this bill pass with an arend- report from the Secretary for the Department of

State, in pursuance of ihe “ Act to revive and The Senate took into consideration the motion continue in force certain parts of the act for the made yesterday, for the appointment of a com

relief and protection of American seamen, and to mittee on that part of the Speech of the President amend the same;" and the report was read, and of the United States, which relates to the exer- ordered to lie for consideration, and that in the cise of the local powers over the District of Co- mean time it be printed for the use of the Senate. lumbia ; and the motion was adopted, and Messrs CHIPMAN, DAYTON, and MORRIS, were appointed

Monday, December 15. the committee.

William HINDMAN, appointed a Senator by the

Legislature of the State of Maryland, for the reMonday, December 8.

mainder of the term for which James Lloyd was The Vice President communicated a letter elected, produced his credentials, was qualified, from the Treasurer of the United States, with his and took his seat in the Senate. accounts, as follow: His general account ending 31st March and 30th June; War ditto, 30th June and 30th September; Navy ditto, 30th June and

Tuesday, December 16. 30th September; which were read, and ordered

A message from the House of Representatives to lie on the table.

informed the Senate that the House have passed a Mr. Anderson presented the petition of Paul bill for the relief of Robert Hooper, in which they McDermott, praying Congress to authorize the desire the concurrence of the Senate. settlement of his accounts, as paymaster to a part

The bill was read and passed to a second reading. of the troops who served in the year 1794, against the insurgents, the loss of his vouchers notwith

Wednesday, December 17. standing; and the petition was read.

The bill for the relief of Robert Hooper was read Ordered, That it be referred to Messrs Ander- the second time and referred to Messrs. D. Fosson, Tracy, and D. FOSTER, to consider and re- TER, LANGDON, and Tracy, to consider and report port thereon.

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Ordered, That the Doorkeeper of the Senate be

Thursday, January 1, 1801. directed to procure and put up two stoves, with The Senate assembled, but transacted po busisuitable apparatus, in the Senate Chamber, and ness 10-day, and adjourned to Monday morning. that the expense be defrayed out of the continMr. Chipman, from the committee to whom

MONDAY, January 5. the subject was referred, on the 5th instant, reported a bill concerning the District of Columbia ; A message from the House of Representatives which was read, and ordered to the second reading formed the Senate that the House have passed a

bill, entitled " An act to erect a mausoleum for

GEORGE WASHINGTON,” in which they desire the Thursday, December 18.

concurrence of the Senate. The bill concerning the District of Columbia The bill was read and ordered to a second reading. was read the second time, and the consideration The following Message was received from the thereof postponed.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. ANDERSON presented the petition of John

Gentlemen of the Senate, and Pitchlyn, by his attorney, Anthony Foster. praying

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : compensation as an interpreter to the Choctaw nation of Indians; and the petition was read and

I transmit to both Houses of Congress, for their inreferred to Messrs. Anderson, D. Foster, and formation and consideration, copies of laws enacted by

the Governor and Judges of the Mississippi Territory, Brown, to consider and report thereon.

from the 30th of June until the 31st of December,

A. D, 1799.
Friday, December 19.

JOHN ADAMS.

UNITED STATES, Jan. 1, 1801. JONATHAN Mason, appointed a Senator by the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts, in place The Message was read and ordered to lie for of BENJAMIN Goodhue, resigned, produced his consideration. credentials, was qualified and took his seat in the The Senate resumed the second reading of the Senate.

bill concerning the District of Columbia, and, after
debate, the further consideration thereof was post-

poned until to-morrow.
Monday, December 22.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of
Executive business.

TUESDAY, January 6.

The bill to erect a mausoleum for GEORGE TUESDAY, December 23.

WASHINGTON was read the second time, and re

ferred to Messrs. NICHOLAS, D. Foster, and TRAA message from the House of Representatives

CY, to consider and report thereon. informed the Senate that the House have passed a resolution for the adjournment of the two Houses of Congress, until Tuesday, the 30th instant, in which they desire the concurrence of the

WEDNESDAY, January 7. Senate.

The Senate took into consideration the report The resolution was read, and it was Resolved of the committee to whom was referred so much That the Senate concur therein.

of the President's Speech as relates to the exerThe Senate adjourned to Tuesday, 30th inst. cise of the local powers over the District of Co

lumbia, vested by the Constitution in the Con

gress of the United States; which is, TUESDAY, December 30.

“ That, by the cession of the several States of VirThe Vice PRESIDENT communicated a report ginia and Maryland, and the acceptance thereof by from the Secretary for the Department of War, Congress, the said District has become the permanent on the claims of certain Canadian refugees, which Seat of the Government of the United States. was read and ordered to lie on the table.

"That the powers of the said States to legislate withOrdered, That the acts of cession by the States in said District have wholly ceased; of Maryland and Virginia, to the United States: is thereupon exclusively vested in Congress.”

“ And that the sole power of legislation over the same of the District of Columbia, together with the act of Congress accepting the same, be printed for the And, on motion to agree thereto, a motion was use of the Senate.

made for the previous question, to wit: - Shall the main question be now put ?" and which pass

ed in the negative. WEDNESDAY, December 31.

The Senate resumed the second reading of the Mr. Baldwin presented an address and remon- bill concerning the District of Columbia ; and, strance of the Legislature of the State of Georgia, after debate. stating certain grievances resulting from the oper- Ordered, That it be recommitted to the oriations of the law passed the 9th day of April, 1798; ginal committee, further to consider and report and the remonstrance was read.

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THURSDAY, January 8.

Hooper ;" and on the question to agree to the JOHN ARMSTRONG, appointed a Senator by the third reading thereof, it passed in the negative. So Legislature of the State of New York, in place of the bill was lost. John Laurance resigned, produced his credentials

, was qualified, and took his seat in the Senate.

TUESDAY, January 20.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Executive business.
Friday, January 9.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of
Executive business.

WEDNESDAY, January 21.

The Vice PRESIDENT communicated a letter Monday, January 12.

from the Commissioners of the City of Washing

ton, addressed to both Houses of Congress, reWilliam Bingham and James Ross, from the questing the assignment of a room in the Capitol State of Pennsylvania, severally attended.

for the temporary accommodation of the Supreme The Senate ihen proceeded to the consideration Judicial Court of the United States; which was of Executive business.

read.

Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to inTuesday, January 13.

form the Commissioners of the City of Washing-, The Senate proceded to the consideration of ton that the Senate consent to the accommodaExecutive business.

tion of the Supreme Court in one of the committee rooms, as proposed in their letter.

A message from the House of Representatives WEDNESDAY, January 14.

informed the Senate that the House have passed A message from the House of Representatives a bill for the more convenient organization of the informed the Senate that the House have passed Courts of the United States ; a bill for the ereca resolution that the Senate be notified that the tion and support of a light-house on Cape Poge; funeral of JAMES JONES, a member of their House, a bill for the relief of Solomon Boston; and a bill who died yesterday, will be attended this day at to continue the acts laying duties on wines, spi12 o'clock.

rits, and refined sugar, and property sold at aucThe resolution was read: and, on motion, tion, and on carriages; in which bills they desire

Resolred, That the Senate will attend the fu- the concurrence of the Senate. neral of James Jones, late a member of the House The bills were read, and severally passed to the of Representatives of the United States, this day second reading. at 12 o'clock.

The following Message was received from the

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
THURSDAY, January 15.

Gentlemen of the Senate, and Mr. Nicholas, from the committee on the bill Gentlemen of the House of Representatives : to erect a mausoleum for GEORGE WASHINGTON, have received from Elias Boudinot, Esq., Director reported amendments; which were read, and or of the Mint of the United States, a report of the second dered to lie for consideration.

of January instant, respecting the state of it, together with an abstract of the coins struck at the Mint from

the first of January to the thirty-first of December, Friday, January 16.

1800; an abstract of the expenditures of the Mint from Mr. D. Foster, from the committee to whom the first of January to the thirty-first of December, inwas referred the bill for the relief of Robert Hoop- Mint from the first of January, to the 31st of Decem

clusive ; a statement of gain on copper coined at the er, reported it without amendment. Ordered, That the consideration thereof be post-ardson, Assayer of the Mint, ascertaining the value of

ber, 1800, inclusive ; and a certificate from Joseph Richponed.

Spanish milled dollars in proportion to the gold coins

of the United States to be no more than 84 cents and MONDAY, January 19.

424-500 parts of a cent, for one pennyweight, or 28 The following Message was received from the grains and 24-84 : 256-848 parts of a grain, to one dolPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

lar. These papers I transmit to Congress for their

consideration. Gentlemen of the Senate, and

JOHN ADAMS. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives :

UNITED STATES, Jan. 17, 1801. I now transmit to both Houses of Congress, in conformity to law, my annual account of the application of

The Message and papers were read and ordergrants for the contingent charges of Government for ed to lie on the table. the year one thousand eight hundred. JOHN ADAMS.

TAURSDAY, January 22. UNITED STATES, Jan. 16, 1801.

The bill for the erection and support of a lightThe Message was read, and ordered to lie on house on Cape Poge was read the second time, the table.

and referred to Messrs. D. Foster, Langdon, and The Senate resumed the second reading of the BALDWIN, to consider and report thereon. bill, entitled “An act for the relief of Robert The bill to continue the acts laying duties on

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wines, spirits, and refined sugar; on property sold the time, place, and manner, of administering the at auction, and carriages, was read the second time, oath of office to the President; in which they deand referred to Messrs. Dayron, Baldwin, and sire the concurrence of the Senate. TRACY, to consider and report thereon.

The message was read, and ordered to lie on the The bill for the relief of Solomon Boston was table. read the second time, and referred to Messrs. Wells, Howard, and LATIMER, to consider and report thereon.

MONDAY, January 26. The bill for the more convenient organization The Senate resumed the second reading of the of the Courts of the United States, was read the bill for erecting a mausoleum for George Washsecond time, and referred to Messrs. Hillhouse, Ington; and having agreed to the amendment READ, Ross, CHIPMAN, and J. Mason, to consider reported by the committee, and filled up one of the and report thereon.

blanks, The Senate resumed the consideration of the

Ordered, That this bill pass to third reading as report of the committee on the bill to erect a mau- amended. soleum for GEORGE WASHINGTON; and on motion to agree to the report, and to strike out, after the word " That," immediately following the enact

THURSDAY, January 27. ing clause, the whole of the bill, for the purpose

Mr. Wells, from the committee on the bill for of inserting as follows:

the relief of Solomon Boston, reported it without " In testimony of the respect and gratitude of the amendment; and it was agreed that the bill be citizens of the United States to GEORGE WASHINGTON,

read the third time. and for carrying imto effect the resolution of Congress

The Senate took into consideration the resoluof the 24th day of December, 1799, to commemorate the tion of the House of Representatives of the 230 great events of his military and political life, there shall instant, for the appointment of a joint committee, be and hereby is appropriated a sum not exceeding

to ascertain and report the mode of examining thousand dollars, to be paid out of any moneys in the the votes for President and Vice President of the Treasury of the United States, not otherwise appro- United States; and priated.

Resolved, that they do concur therein, and that And be it further enacted, That

shall be, Messrs. Morris, Tracy, and BINGHAM, be the and hereby are, empowered, to fix on a plan and make committee on the part of the Senate. all contracts and engagements for payment of moneys, The bill for erecting a mausoleum for GEORGE not exceeding in the whole the aforesaid sum of WASHINGTON was read the third time; and, on dollars; and to adopt all other measures necessary and motion to amend the bill, it was agreed that the proper for the due execution of this act, as to them shall bill and amendment be referred to Messrs. Bingseem expedient.”

HAM, Dayton, and HillHOUSE, to consider and And it was agreed to divide the motion, and

report thereon. that the question be taken on striking out, which passed in the affirmative-yeas 16, pays 12, as fol

Wednesday, January 28. YEAS-Messrs. Anderson, Armstrong, Baldwin, The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaBloodworth, Brown, Cocke, Dayton, T. Foster, D. Fos- tives, entitled “ An act for the relief of Solomon ter, Franklin, Hillhouse, Langdon, Marshall, S. T. Ma- Boston," was read the third time and passed. son, Nicholas, and Schureman.

Mr. D. Foster, from the committee on the bill Nars—Messrs. Chipman, Greene, Hindman, Howard, Latimer, Livermore, J. Mason, Morris, Paine, Read, An act to provide for the erection and support

sent from the House of Representatives, entitled Tracy, and Wells.

of a light-house on Cape Poge, at the northeasterly

part of Martha's Vineyard," reported it without FRIDAY, January 23.

amendment; and the report was adopted, and the Mr. Dayton presented the petition of the coun- bill was read the third time by unanimous conries of Randolph and St. Clair, in the Indiana sent, and passed. Territory, praying Congress to pass some regulations in regard to ihe gradual abolition of slavery; the extinction of certain Indian titles; the estab

THURSDAY, January, 29. lishing of garrisons; and opening roads and houses A message from the House of Representatives of entertainment for the accommodation of travel informed the Senate that the House have passed lers to the seat of Government; and the petition a bill to discharge Samuel Lewis, senior, from his was read and ordered to lie on the table.

imprisonment; a bill regulating the grants of land A message from the House of Representatives for the refugees from the British provinces of informed the Senate that the House have passed Canada and Nova Scotia ; and a bill to allow the a resolution for the appointment of a committee, transportation of goods to and from Philadelphia on their part, with such as may be appointed on and Baltimore, by the way of Appoquinimink and the part of the Senate, to ascertain and report a Sassafras; in which bills they desire the concurmode of examining the votes for President and rence of the Senate. Vice President, and of notifying the persons who The bills last sent up for concurrence were read, shall be elected of their election; and to regulate I and severally passed to the second reading.

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