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(May, 1794.

the Secretary, which is referred to in the above men- The bills last mentioned were severally read, tioned Letter of the Minister.

and ordered to a second reading. G. WASHINGTON.

On motion, that the engrossed bill to authorize UNITED States, May 23, 1794.

the President of THE UNITED States, during The Message and papers were read.

the recess of the present Congress, if he shall Ordered, That the Message and papers therein think the same necessary, to cause to be built or referred to, together with the communications re- purchased, a number of vessels, to be equipped as ferred to in the Message of the PRESIDENT OF THE galleys, in the service of the United States, be UNITED States, of the 21st instant, be printed read the third time, for the use of the Senate.

A motion was made to postpone the third readThe Vice President laid before the Senate a ing of the bill at this time, for the purpose of Letter, signed Arthur St. Clair, respecting the loss taking into consideration the following motion : : of certain horses in the public service.

“ That a committee of five be appointed to consider Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the and report what other measures are necessary to be committee to whom was yesterday referred the adopted, during the present session, for the defence of bill, entitled "An act to compensate Arthur St. the United States, together with a bill or bills for carryClair."

ing the same into effect :" On request,

Which passed in the negative. Whereupon, Ordered, That the Vice President be excused the bill was read the third time, and passed. from attendance in Senate, after Friday next. Ordered, That Messrs. Potts, ELLSWORTH,

The bill, sent from the House of Representa- IZARD, Monroe, and Cabot, be a committee to tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act laying ad-consider and report what other measures are neditional duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, cessary to be adopted, during the present session, imported into the United States, and on the ton- for the defence of the United States, together with nage of ships or vessels," was read the third time.

a bill or bills for carrying the same into effect. A motion was made to restore the fourth sec

Mr. Cabot, from the committee to whom was tion, amended as follows:

referred the petition of George Taylor and others, “ And be it further enacted, That, upon all ships or principal clerks in the several Departments, revessels of the United States, there shall be levied and ported a bill, allowing an additional compensation paid, after the last day of June next, a duty of six cents to the principal clerks in the Department of State, per ton, in addition to the duty now chargeable by law; and the Treasury and War Departments, for the and upon all ships or vessels

, belonging wholly or in year 1794; which bill was read, and ordered to a part to the subjects or citizens of any foreign Power, second reading. which, after the said last day of June next, shall be entered in the United States, from any foreign port or benefit of a drawback and terms of credit in cer

The third reading of the bill for extending the place, there shall be levied and paid a duty of 25 cents tain cases, and for other purposes, was resumed. per ton, in addition to the duty now chargeable by law:" And, on motion, it was agreed, that the further thereof be "An act for extending the benefit of a

Resolved, That this bill pass; and that the title consideration of this bill, at this time, be post- drawback and terms of credit in certain cases, and poned.

for other purposes.” SATURDAY, May 24. The bill further extending the time for receiv

Monday, May 26. ing on loan the Domestic Debt of the United The bill sent from the House of RepresentaStates, was read the second time; and, by unani- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for determous consent, the rule was dispensed with, and mining the Northern boundary of the Territory the bill read the third time, and passed.

ceded to the United States by the State of North The bill authorizing a settlement of certain ex- Carolina," was read the second time, and referred penses of the Commissioners of Loans, was read to Messrs. RUTHERFURD, Hawkins, and Brown, the second time, and ordered to be engrossed for a to consider and report thereon to the Senate. third reading.

A message from the House of Representatives The bill to continue in force “The act for the informed the Senate, that the House of Reprerelief of persons imprisoned for debt,” was read sentatives have passed a bill, entitled "An act laythe second time; and, by unanimous consent, the ing certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," rule was dispensed with, and the bill was read the in which they desire the concurrence of the third time and passed.

Senate. A message from the House of Representatives The bill sent from the House of Representainformed the Senate, that the House of Repre- tives for concurrence, entitled "An act laying cersentatives have passed a bill, entitled "An act for tain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," was read determining the Northern boundary of the Territory the first time, and ordered to a second reading. ceded to the United States by the State of North The engrossed bill authorizing a settlement of Carolina ;” and a dill, entitled "An act making certain expenses of the Commissioners of Loans,

rther provision for securing and collecting the was read the tbird time. duties on foreign and domestic distilled spirits, Resolved, That this bill pass, and that the title stills, wines, and teas;" in which several bills, they thereof be "An act authorizing a settlement of desire the concurrence of the Senate.

certain
expenses

of the Commissioners of Loans."

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The bill allowing an additional compensation to Yuas.—Messrs. Jackson, Potts, Robinson, Ross, and the principal clerks in the Department of State, Rutherfurd. and the Treasury and War Departments, for the

Nays.Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Cabot, Ellsworth, year 1794, was read the second time, and, by una- Foster, Frelinghuysen, Hawkins, Henry, Izard, King, nimous consent, the rule was dispensed with, and Livermore, Martin, and Morris. the bill was read the third time, and passed.

On motion to strike out the first section of the Mr. Potts, from the committee appointed for bill, to wit: the purpose, reported a bill to increase the mili

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repretary force of the United States, and to encourage sentatives of the United States of America, in Congress the recruiting service; which was read, and or assembled, "That interest upon the balances reported to dered to a second reading.

be due to certain States, by the Commissioners for setThe Senate resumed the consideration of the tling accounts between the United States and individual amendment reported by the committee to whom States, be allowed from the last day of December, one was referred the bill, entitled "An act making pro- thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and to be vision for the payment of the interest on the ba- computed to the last day of December, one thousand lances due to certain States upon a final settle- seven hundred and ninety-four, at the rate of four per ment of the accounts between the United States centum per annum; and that the amount of such inteand the individual States."

rest be placed to the credit of the State to which the On motion that the amendment be adopted, it same shall be found due upon the books of the Treapassed in the negative-yeas 9, nays 11, as follows: sury of the United States, and shall bear an interest of

three per centum per annum, from and after the said YEAs.—Messrs. Brown, Gunn, Jackson, Monroe, last day of December, one thousand seven hundred and Morris, Potts, Robinson, Ross, and Rutherfurd.

ninety-four :" Nars.—Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, Hawkins, Henry, Izard, King, Livermore, Martin, and

It passed in the negative-yeas 9, pays 11, as Vining.

follows: The following Message was received from the

YEA8.-Messrs. Brown, Gunn, Hawkins, Jackson, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

Martin, Potts, Robinson, Ross, and Rutherfurd.

Nars.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives :

Frelinghuysen, Henry, Izard, King, Livermore, Morris,

and Vining. The Commissioners of his Catholic Majesty having communicated to the Secretary of State the form of a

Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. certificate, without which the vessels of the United

The bill 'sent from the House of RepresentaStates cannot be admitted into the ports of Spain, 1 tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making think it proper to lay it before Congress.

further provision for securing and collecting the G. WASHINGTON.

duties on foreign and domestic distilled spirits, UNITED STATES, May 26, 1794.

stills, wines, and teas,” was read the second time, and referred to Messrs. Gunn, ELLSWORTH, Potts,

Cabot, and KING, to consider and report thereon Tuesday, May 27.

to the Senate. Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom A message from the House of Representatives was referred the Message of the PresidENT OF informed the Senate, that the House have passed TAE UNITED STATES, of the 19th of February last, a bill, entitled "An act to amend the act, entitled with a representation from the Justices of the Su-An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the preme Court, reported that the further considera- Virginia line on Continental Establishment to obtion thereof be postponed to the next session of tain titles to certain lands lying Northwest of the Congress; and the report was adopted.

river Ohio, between the Litile Miami and Sciota ;" The Message yesterday received from the Pre- in which they desire the concurrence of the SIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, transmitting the Senate. form of a certificate, without which the vessels of The bill was read, and ordered to a second the United States cannot be admitted into the reading: ports of Spain, together with the form of the cer- The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a tificate therein referred to, were read, and ordered memorial signed Thomas Leiper and Gavin Hato lie for consideration.

milton,“ manufacturers of snuff in the city of PhiThe Senate resumed the second reading of the ladelphia, on behalf of themselves and their brebill sent from the House of Representatives for thren throughout the Union,” remonstrating against concurrence, entitled "An act making provision the imposition of an excise upon the said article; for the payment of the interest on the balances due which was read. to certain States upon a final settlement of the ac- Ordered, That this memorial lie on the table. counts between the United States and the indi- The bill' to increase the military force of the vidual States."

United States, and to encourage the recruiting On motion to recommit the bill, with instruc- service, was read the second time, and considered. tions to the committee to report an amendment Ordered, That the further consideration thereof for carrying into effect an assumption of the Do- be postponed until to-morrow. mestic Debts of the creditor States, to the amount Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was of the balances reported to be due to them, it referred the bill, entitled "An act to compensate passed in the negative-yeas 5, Days 13, as follows: Arthur St. Clair,” reported amendments, which

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were read, and in part agreed to; and the bill was “ And be it further enacted, That, when the Legislaamended accordingly.

ture of any creditor State shall have passed an act deOrdered, That this bill pass to the third reading. claring that the creditors of such State, or so many of

them as may apply, shall be allowed a proportion of the WEDNESDAY, May 28.

debt due to such state, in lieu of their respective de

mands, then the Commissioner of Loans of such State The bill sent from the House of Representa- shall be authorized to receive such of the notes or certitives for concurrence, entitled "An act to compen-ficates of the said State as may be designated by an act sate Arthur St. Clair,” was read the third time. of the Legislature thereof, and on the terms therein pre

On motion, it was agreed to reconsider the amend- scribed, and to give certificates therefor in the manner ments made to this bill in the second reading. directed in such act; and the said certificates shall be

Resolved, That this bill pass without amendment. transferrable, and the interest which shall become due

The bill sent from the House of Representa-shall be payable quarter yearly, in the same manner as tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to amend on the other certificates of the United States: Provided, the act, entitled 'An act to enable the officers and That the Commissioners of Loans shall not issue certisoldiers of the Virginia line on Continental Estab-ficates to a greater amount than the sums due to the lishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying States in which they respectively act, nor for a greater Northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little amount of interest than shall be the proportion of such Miami and Sciota," was read the second time, and State, and that no interest shall be paid before the last referred to Messrs. Jackson, RUTHERFURD, and day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety

five :" BROWN, to consider and report thereon to the Senate.

It passed in the negative. The Senate resumed the second reading of the

The bill seut from the House of Representabill to increase the military force of the United tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act laying cerStates, and to encourage the recruiting service. tain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," was read

On motion to expunge the first section of the the second time, and referred to Messrs. Ellsbill, as follows:

WORTH, Cabor, and Izard, to consider and report

thereon to the Senate. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States

THURSDAY, May 29. shall be, and he is hereby, authorized, during the next recess of Congress, to raise and equip such additional referred the bill, entitled " An act making further

Mr. GUNN, from the committee to whom was military force as circumstances shall, in, bis judgment provision for securing and collecting the duties on missioned officers, musicians, and privates, to serve for foreign and domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, three years, unless sooner discharged, together with a and teas," reportedamendments, which were adoptproper proportion of commissioned officers, of all the ed, and the bill was amended accordingly. grades, respectively, according to the present Military Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. Establishment of the United States :"

The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the It passed in the negative-yeas 8, nays 12, as

Report of the Secretary for the Department of War, follows:

on four additional claims for compensation to inYEAs.—Messrs. Brown, Foster, Hawkins, Jackson,

valid pensioners, which was read. Livermore, Martin, Robinson, and Ross.

Ordered, That the report lie for consideration.
Nars.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Fre informed the Senate, that the House have passed

A message from the House of Representatives
linghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Izard, King, Morris, Potts, a bill, entitled "An act laying duties upon car-
Rutherfurd, and Vining.
Ordered, That this bill be engrossed for a third titled “ An act for the more effectual protection

riages for the conveyance of persons;" a bill, enreading.

of the Southwestern frontier settlers;" and a bill, The bill sent from the House of Representa entitled " An act providing for the payment of the tives for concurrence, entitled “An act making second instalment, due on a Loan made of the Bank provision for the payment of the interest on the of the United States;" in which several bills they balances due to certain States upon a final settle-desire the concurrence of the Senate. ment of the accounts between the United States

The three last bills brought from the House of and the individual States," was read the third time. Representatives for concurrence were severally

On motion to postpone the further considera- read, and ordered to a second reading.
tion thereof to the next session of Congress, it The engrossed bill to increase the military force
passed in the negative-yeas 8, nays 12, as follows: of the United States, and to encourage the re-

Yeas.-Messrs. Brown, Gunn, Hawkins, Jackson, cruiting service, was read the third time.
Martin, Potts, Robinson, and Ross.

On motion to add the following, as an addition-
Nars.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, al section to the bill :
Frelinghuysen, Henry, Izard, King, Livermore, Morris,
Rutherfurd, and Vining.

And be it further enacted, That, in case a war shall

break out between the United States and any European On motion to strike out the first section of the Power, at any time within two years, all non-commisbill, it passed in the negative.

sioned officers, musicians, and privates, then in service On motion to adopt the following as an addi- under this act, or any act for raising troops heretofore tional section to the bill, to wit:

passed, who shall be willing to re-enlist to serve in the

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troops of the United States to the end of such war, shall as that the number of the militia to be called out. be permitted so to re-enlist, and such re-enlistment shall shall not exceed five thousand. thereafter entitle them to receive an addition to their Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. pay, of one dollar and fifty cents per month:”

KING, Jackson, RUTHERFURD, Potts, and EllsIt passed in the negative.

WORTH, to consider and report thereon to the On motion to restore the third section of the Senate. bill, stricken out in the second reading, to wit: On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con

" And be it further enacted, That, from and after the sent, to dispense with the rule, and that the bill first day of July next, there shall be allowed to each sent from the House of Representatives for concurnon-commissioned officer, musician, and private

, who rence, entitled “ An act to authorize the Presishall then or afterwards be in service, on the present DENT OF THE UNITED States to lay, regulate, and Military Establishment, or under this act, the additional revoke, embargoes,” be now read the second time; pay of one dollar per month :"

and, It passed in the negative-yeas 7, nays 13, as bill, as follows:

On motion, to agree to the first section of the follows: Yeas.—Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Henry, atives of the United States of America in Congress as

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentIzard, Potts, and Vining. Nars.-Messrs. Brown, Foster, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, be, and he hereby is, authorized and empowered, when

sembled, That the President of the United States Hawkins, Jackson, King, Livermore, Martin, Morris, ever, in his opinion, the public safety shall so require, Robinson, Ross, and Rutherfurd.

to lay an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports On motion, that this bill pass, it passed in the of the United States, or upon the ships and vessels of affirmative-yeas 12, nays 8, as follows:

the United States, or the ships and vessels of any foreign Yeas.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Freling- nation, under such regulations as the circumstances of buysen, Gunn, Henry, Izard, King, Morris, Potts, Ru- the case may require, and to continue or revoke the therfurd, and Vining.

same whenever he shall think proper. And the PreNars-Messrs. Brown, Foster, Hawkins, Jackson, sident is herby fully authorized to give all such orders Livermore, Martin, Robinson, and Ross.

to the officers of the United States, as may be necessary So it was Resolved, That this bill pass, and that to carry the same into full effect: Provided, The authe title thereof be, "An act to increase the mili- thority aforesaid shall not be exercised while the Con

of the United States shall be in session. And any tary force of the United States, and to encourage embargo which may be laid by the President as aforethe recruiting service.”

said shall cease and determine in fifteen days from the

actual meeting of Congress next after laying the same :" FRIDAY, May 30.

It passed in the affirmative-yeas 14, nays 5, as

follows: The bill sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, entitled "An act making further

YEA8.-Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Foster, Frelingprovision for securing and collecting the duties on tin, Potts, Robinson, Rutherfurd, and Yining.

huysen, Hawkins, Henry, Jackson, Izard, King, Marforeign and domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines,

Nars.-Messrs. Cabot, Ellsworth, Livermore, Mor. and teas," was read the third time, and further

ris, and Ross. amended, by striking out the words from the end of the 12th section," in case of sickness, ab

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. sence, or for other sufficient causes,” and inserting tives for

concurrence, entitled “ An act laying du

The bill sent from the House of Representain lieu thereof, these words: “in cases of occasional and necessary absence, or of sickness, and

ties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons,"

was read the second time. not otherwise." Resolved, that this bill pass with amendments. mittee to whom is referred the bill, entitled "An

Ordered, That this bill be referred to the comA message from the House informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill, entitled "An act to act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined authorize the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

sugar, to consider and report thereon to the

Senate. to lay, regulate, and revoke embargoes,” in which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. The bill last brought from the House of Repre

SATURDAY, May 31. sentatives for concurrence was read.

The Vice PRESIDENT being absent, the Senate The bill sent from the House of Representa- proceeded to the election of a President pro temtives for concurrence, entitled "An act providing pore, as the Constitution provides, and Ralph for the payment of the second instalment due on Izard was duly elected. a Loan made of the Bank of the United States," Mr. King, from the committee to whom was was read the second time; and the rule being dis- referred the bill, entitled " An act for the more pensed with, the bill was read the third time, and effectual protection of the Southwestern frontier

settlers," reported, that the bill do not pass; and, The bill sent from the House of Representa- after debate, the further consideration of the retives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the port was postponed until Monday next. more effectual protection of the Southwestern A message from the House of Representatives frontier settlers," was read the second time. informed the Senate, that the House have passed

On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill, so the following bills: a bill, entitled "An act laying

passed.

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duties on property sold at auction;" a bill, entitled « The SPEAKER laid before the House a Letter from “ An act providing for the payment of a certain Francis Joachin Van Aken, styling himself Assistant sum of money due to the French Republic;" a bill, Judge, addressed to the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An an act laying duties on licenses for and dated Orebro, in Sweden, the 1st of January, 1794, selling wines, and foreign distilled spirituous li- stating the particulars of his discovery of an Art, dequors, by retail ;” and a bill, entitled " An act for scribed in the Swedish language, for extinguishing the relief of John Robbe;" in which several bills fires and preventing conflagrations, whether in war or they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

peace, on board vessels, or in houses on fire; which The four bills last brought from the House of was read, and ordered to be sent to the Senate for their

information." Representatives for concurrence, were severally read, and ordered to a second reading,

The bill last mentioned to have been brought The bill sent from the House of Representa- from the House of Representatives for concurtives for concurrence, entitled “An act to author-rence, was read, and ordered to a second reading. ize the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to lay, The vote of the House of Representatives last regulate, and revoke, embargoes,” was read the recited was read. third time and passed.

Ordered, That the vote and letter therein reMr. Brown, from the committee to whom was ferred to lie on the table. referred the bill, entitled " An act to authorize the

A motion was made that it be settlement of the account of Lewis Dubois, for his Resolved, The House of Representatives concurring services in the late Army of the United States,” herewith, that the resolution of the two Houses, passed reported that the bill pass without amendment, the 22d day of May, authorizing the President of the and the report was adopted.

Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives to On motion, it was agreed, by unanimous con- adjourn their respective Houses on Tuesday, the 3d day sent, that the rule be dispensed with, and that this of June, be, and the same is hereby, repealed ; and that bill be now read the third time, and passed.

the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom House of Representatives be, and they are hereby, auwas referred the bill, entitled "An act laying cer

thorized to adjourn their respective Houses on day

of June instant." tain duties upon snuff and refined sugar," reported amendments.

Ordered, That the consideration of this motion Ordered, That the amendments be printed for be postponed until to-morrow. the use of the Senate, and that the further consi- The Senate proceeded to consider the amendderation of the bill be postponed until Monday ments reported by the committee to whom was next.

referred the bill, entitled " An act laying certain A message from the House of Representatives duties upon snuff and refined sugar." informed the Senate, that the House agree

to some,

On motion to expunge the two first sections of and disagree to other amendments of the Senate, the bill, as follows: to the bill, entitled “ An act making further pro- “Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of vision for securing and collecting the duties on Representatives of the United States of America in foreign and domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, Congress assembled, That, from and after the thirtieth and teas," ask a conference on the disagreeing day of September next, there be levied, collected, and votes thereon, and have appointed managers at paid upon snuff, which after that day shall be manuthe same on their part.

factured for sale within the United States, at any manuThe Senate proceeded to consider the resolution factory, for every pound of snuff, eight cents. of the House of Representatives disagreeing to

“Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and sundry amendments to the bill, entitled "An act after the said thirtieth day of September next, there be making further provision for securing and collect- levied, collected, and paid, upon all sugar which shall ing the duties on foreign and domestic distilled be refined within the United States, a duty of two cents spirits, stills, wines, and teas,” and asking a con

per pound :” ference on the disagreeing votes thereon.

It passed in the negative-yeas 7, nays 13, as Resolved, That the Senate insist on their amend

follows: ments to the said bill, agree to the proposed con

YEAS.-Messrs. Brown, Burr, Jackson, Livermore, ference, and that Messrs. Ellsworth, King, and Morris, Robinson, and Ross, Cabot, be managers at the same on the part of

Nars.—Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, the Senate.

Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, King, Martin,

Potts, Rutherfurd, and Vining.
Monday, June 2.

The amendments reported by the committee A message from the House of Representatives were severally adopted, and the bill was further informed the Senate, that the House have passed amended. a bill, entitled “ An act to extend the term of

A motion was made, credit for teas imported in the ship Argonaut, and “ That the consideration of this bill be postponed, and to permit the export of goods saved out of the a committee appointed to bring in a bill laying certain wreck of the Snow Freelove,” in which they de- duties upon the utensils, engines, and machines, used sire the concurrence of the Senate.

in the manufactories of snuff, and the refinement of With this message came also a vote of the sugar, as a substitute for this bill :" House of Representatives, dated June the 2d, 1794, And it passed in the negative. as follows:

Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading.

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