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day in November next," and insert "second Mon- The Message and papers therein referred to day in November next,” it passed in the negative. were read, and ordered to lie for consideration.

On motion that this bill pass as engrossed, it The engrossed bill in addition to the “Act for passed in the negative.

making further and more effectual provision for the Mr. Brown, from the committee to whom was protection of the frontiers of the United States," referred the bill for the relief of the French in- was read the third time, and passed. habitants of Galliopolis, reported the following The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a Order:

Letter signed Jacob Morgan, chairman, addressed “That Rufus Putnam, Manassah Cutler, Robert Oli- to the Speaker of the Senate of Congress, enclosver, and Griffin Green, do appear before the Senate on ing “Resolutions of a meeting of a number of the the day of December next, to show cause, if any manufacturers of the city of Philadelphia, respectthey have, why so much of a grant and deed of con- ing a further revenue by an excise upon certain veyance for seven hundred and fifty thousand acres of domestic manufactures, as contemplated by the land, bordering on the Ohio river, executed by the Pre- House of Representatives of Congress.” sident of the United States, to the said Putnam, &c., On motion that these resolutions be read, it in trust for the Ohio Company of Associates, pursuant passed in the affirmative-yeas 14, nays 10, as to an act, entitled . An act authorizing the grant and follows: conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Company of Associates,' shall not be declared void, as may be suffi- Hawkins, Henry, Jackson, Langdon, Martin, Monroe,

YEAR.-Messrs. Brown, Burr, Edwards, Foster, Gunn, cient to satisfy the claims of the French settlers at Gal. Potts, Robinson, and Ross. liopolis. « Ordered, That the delivery of a copy of the above Frelinghuysen, Izard, King, Livermore, Morris, and

Nays-Messrs. Bradford, Butler, Cabot, Ellsworth, order to Rufus Putnam, Manassah Cutler, Robert Oli

Rutherfurd. ver, or Griffin Green, and the publication of the same one week in one of the gazettes printed in this city,

The resolution being read, a motion was made shall be deemed sufficient notice thereof."

as follows: Ordered, That this report lie for consideration. “A paper signed Jacob Morgan, chairman, having

been read, and the same appearing to be disrespectful MONDAY, May 12.

to the Senate, ordered that the same be dismissed." A message from the House of Representatives

On which the previous question was moved for, informed the Senate, that the House have passed

to wit: a bill, entitled "An act providing for the payment

Shall the main question be now put ? and it of certain expenses incurred by Fulwar Skipwith, passed in the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 9, as

follows: on public account;" in which they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

YEAS.—Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Butler, Cabot, EllsThe bill last brought up for concurrence was worth, Foster, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Izard, King, read twice, and referred to Messrs. ELLSWORTH,

Livermore, Morris, Potts, and Rutherfurd. FRELINGHUYSEN, and Ross, to consider and re

Nars.-Messrs. Burr, Edwards, Hawkins, Jackson, port thereon to the Senate.

Langdon, Martin, Monroe, Robinson, and Rose. Ordered, That the rule be dispensed with, and On motion to agree to the main question, it that Mr. ELLSWORTH have permission to bring in passed in the affirmative-yeas 15, nays 9, as a bill to authorize District Judges to adjourn Cir- follows: cuit Courts; which was read twice, and referred to YEA8.-Messrs. Bradford, Butler, Cabot, Ellsworth, Messrs. ELLSWORTH, FRELINGHUYSEN, and Ross, Foster, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Izard, to consider and report thereon to the Senate. King, Livermore, Morris, Potts, and Rutherfurd.

The following Message was received from the Nars.-Messrs. Brown, Burs, Edwards, Jackson, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

Langdon, Martin, Monroe, Robinson, and Ross. Gentlemen of the Senate, and

So it was ordered, that a paper signed Jacob of the House of Representatives :

Morgan, chairman, having been read, and the As the Letter which I forwarded to Congress on the same appearing disrespectful to the Senate, that 15th day of April last, from the Minister Plenipoten.

the same be dismissed. tiary of his Britannic Majesty to the Secretary of State,

On motion that the memorial of Mr. Pinckney, in answer to a memorial of our Minister in London, the answer of Mr. Hammond, and the letter of related to a very interesting subject, I thought it proper the Secretary of State of the 1st of May, to Mr. not to delay its communication. But, since that time, Hammond, relative to the British instructions of the memorial itself has been received, in a Letter from the 8th June last, be printed for the use of the our Minister, and a reply has been made to that answer members of the Senate. by the Secretary of State. Copies of them are, therefore, now transmitted.

Tuesday, May 13. I also send the copy of a Letter from the Governor of Rhode Island, enclosing an Act of the Legislature of

The Senate proceeded to consider the report of that State, empowering the United States to hold lands the committee to whom was referred the bill for within the same for the purpose of erecting fortifica- the relief of the French inhabitants of Galliopo. tions; and certain papers concerning patents for the lis; and the report being amended, was agreed to, donation lands to the ancient settlers of Vincennes and it was accordingly upon the Wabash.

G. WASHINGTON. Ordered, That Rufus Putnam, Manassah CutUNITED STATES, May 12, 1794.

ler, Robert Oliver, and Griffin Green, do, upon the

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third Monday of December next, show cause to Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom the Senate why so much of the grants of land to was referred certain resolutions moved for the them, the said 'Rufus Putnam, Manassah Cutler, 15th of April last, by the Senators of Kentucky, Robert Oliver, and Griffin Green, pursuant to an relating to the navigation of the Mississippi, and act, entitled "An act authorizing the grant and the negotiation at the Court of Spain, reported Conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio Compa

“ That, in the negotiation now carrying on at Madrid ny of Associates," shall not be declared void, as between the United States and Spain, the right of the may interfere with, and be sufficient to satisfy the former to the free navigation of the Mississippi is well elaims of the French settlers of Galliopolis. asserted and demonstrated, and their claim to its enjoy.

Ordered, That the delivery of a copy of the ment is pursued with all the assiduity and firmness above order to Rufus Putnam, Manassah Cutler, which the magnitude of the subject demands, and will Robert Oliver, or Griffin Green, and the publica- doubtless continue to be so pursued until the object shall tion of the same one month in one of the gazettes be obtained, or adverse circumstances shall render the printed in this city, shall be deemed sufficient no- further progress of the negotiation impracticable. That, tice thereof.

in the present state of the business, it would be improA message from the House of Representatives per for Congress to interfere. But, in order to satisfy informed the Senate, that the House have passed the citizens of the United States more immediately ina bill, entitled "An'act for the relief of Reuben terested in the event of this negotiation, that the United Smith and Nathan Strong,” in which they desire States have uniformly asserted their right to the free the cuncurrence of the Senate.

use of the navigation of the river Mississippi, and have The bill last brought up for concurrence was employed and will continue to pursue such measures as read the first time, and ordered to a second reading portant territorial right, the committee recommend that

are best adapted to obtain the enjoyment of this imThe petition of Dennis M-Ready, and others, in behalf of the manufacturers of tobacco and

it be resolved by the Senate,

“ That the President of the United States he and he snuff, against an additional tax on those articles, hereby is requested to cause to be communicated to the was presented and read.

Executive of the State of Kentucky, such part of the Ordered, That this petition lie on the table.

existing negotiation between the United States and Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom Spain, relative to this subject, as he may deem advisawas referred the bill to authorize District Judges ble and consistent with the course of negotiations :" to adjourn Circuit Courts, reported the bill amend

And the report was adopted. ed; and the report being agreed to, and the bill Ordered, That the Secretary lay a copy of this amended accordingly, the rule was dispensed with, proceeding before the President of the UNITED and the bill was read the third time, and passed.

States.

WEDNESDAY, May 14.

FRIDAY, May 16. Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom A message from the House of Representatives was referred the bill

, entitled “An act providing informed the Senate, that the House have apfor the payment of certain expenses incurred by pointed a committee to join such committee as Fulwar Skipwith, on public account," reported the Senate shall appoint, to report what business amendments, which were adopted; and the bill is necessary to be done before the close of the seswas amended accordingly. The rule being dis- sion, and when it will be proper to end the present pensed with, the bill was then read the third time, session; and request the appointment of a comand passed.

mittee on the part of the Senate. And they have The bill sent from the House of Representatives passed a bill, entitled “ An act making provision for concurrence, entitled “An act for the relief of for the payment of the interest on the balances Reuben Smith and Nathan Strong," was read the due to certain States upon a final settlement of second time, and ordered to a third reading. the accounts between the United States and the

Mr. Cabo'r, from the committee to whom was individual States," in which they desire the conreferred the bill entitled " An act for erecting, a currence of the Senate. light-house on the Island of Seguin in the district The bill last brought from the House of Reof Maine," reported amendments, which were presentatives for concurrence was read the first adopted, and the bill was amended accordingly, and time and ordered to a second reading. the rule being dispensed with, the bill was read The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the third time.

the resolution last sent from the House of RepreResolved, That this bill pass with amendments. sentatives, for the appointment of a joint com

A motion was made that the next session of mittee; and Congress be held at Boston.

Resolved, That they do concur therein, and that Ordered, That this motion lie for consideration. Messrs. King, Ellsworth, and Hawkins, be the

committee on the part of the Senate. THURSDAY, May 15.

Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the

House of Representatives therewith. The bill sent from the House of Representa- The petition of Moses Brown and others, mertives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the chants of the State of Massachusetts, praying that relief of Reuben Smith and Nathan Strong," was further time may be allowed than the law proread the third time, and passed.

vides, to enable them to recover the drawback on

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(SENATE. certain foreign goods intended for exportation, for The following Message was received from the reasons stated in the petition.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES : Ordered, That this petition, together with the Gentlemen of the Senate, petition of Oliver & Thompson, and others, mer- and of the House of Representatives : chants of the State of Maryland, on a similar sub

In the communications which I have made to Conject, be referred to Messrs. Cabot, ELLSWORTH, gress during the present session relative to foreign and'Hawkins, to consider and report thereon to nations, I have omitted no opportunity of testifying the Senate.

my anxiety to preserve the United States in peace.

It is peculiarly, therefore, my duty, at this time to lay Monday, May 19.

before you the present state of certain hostile threats The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a against the territories of Spain in our neighborhood. Letter from P. Legaux, praying their patronagę

The documents which accompany this message deof his vineyard, established at a place called velope the measures which I have taken to suppress Springmill, in the State of Pennsylvania ; which them, and the intelligence which has been lately re

. was read and laid on the table. A message from the House of Representatives been neglected; that every power vested in the Execu

It will be seen from thence that the subject has not informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill tive on such occasions has been exerted ; and that there entitled An act laying additional duties on was reason to believe that the enterprise projected goods, .wares, and merchandise imported into against the Spanish dominions was relinquished. the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or But it appears to have been revived upon principles vessels ;" in which they desire the concurrence of which set public order at defiance, and place the peace the Senate.

of the United States in the discretion of unauthorized The bill last brought up for concurrence was individuals. The means already deposited in the difread and ordered to a second reading.

ferent departments of Government are shown, by exThe bill sent from the House of Representa- perience, not to be adequate to these high exigencies, tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making although such of them as are lodged in the hands of the provision for the payment of the interest on the Executive shall continue to be used with promptness, balances due to certain States upon the final settle- energy, and decision, proportioned to the case. But I ment of the accounts between the United States am impelled, by the position of our public affairs, to reand the individual States," was read the second commend that provision be made for a stronger and time, and referred to Messrs. Cabot, JACKSON, hostile movements under the laws as they now stand.

more vigorous opposition than can be given to such MORRIS, Ports, and ELLSWORTH, to consider and

G. WASHINGTON. report thereon to the Senate.

UNITED STATES, May 20, 1794. Mr. Jackson gave notice that he should tomorrow move for leave to introduce a bill to au

The Message and papers therein referred to thorize the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

were read, and ordered to lie for consideration. during the recess of the present Congress, if he referred the bill, entitled " An act making provi

Mr. CABOT, from the committee to whom was shall think the same necessary, to cause to be pur-sion for the payment

of the interest on ihe bachased or built a number of vessels, to be equip- lances due to certain States upon a final settlement ped as galleys in the service of the United States. of the accounts between the United States and

the individual States," reported an additional secTuesday, May 20.

tion; and the report was read. A message from the House of Representatives Ordered. That it lie for consideration. informed the Senate, that the House have passed Agreeably to notice, Mr. JACKSON obtained pera resolution for furnishing the Executives of the mission to introduce a bill to authorize the Preseveral States with a copy of the book marked SIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, during the recess A, deposited in the Treasury Department by the of the present Congress, if he shall think the same Commissioners who settled the accounts between necessary, to cause to be purchased or built a the individual States and the United States, in number of vessels, to be equipped as galleys in the which they desire the concurrence of the Senate, service of the United States; and the bill was acwas read and ordered to lie on the table.

cordingly read the first time, and ordered to a seMr. King reported, from the joint committee to cond reading. whom was referred the consideration of what business is necessary to be done before the close of the session, and when it will be proper to end

WEDNESDAY, May 21. the present session; and the report was read. The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a

Ordered, That this report lie on the table. Letter from Secretary for the Department of

The bill sent from the House of Representa- State, with an abstract of the vexations and spotives for concurrence, entitled “ An act laying liations on the commerce of the United States. additional duties on goods, wares, and merchan- The Letter was read. dise imported into the United States and on the Ordered, That the Letter and Abstract therein tonnage of ships or vessels,” was read the second referred to lie for consideration. time, and referred to Messrs. GUNN, ELLSWORTH, Mr. Cabot, from the committee to whom was KING, LIVERMORE, and Morris, to consider and referred, on the 16th instant, the petition of Moses report thereon to the Senate.

Brown and others, reported a bill for extending

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the benefit of a drawback and terms of credit in the bill

, entitled “ An act to authorize the settlecertain cases and for other purposes; which was ment of the account of Lewis Dubois, for his serread the first time, and ordered to a second reading. vices in the late Army of the United States;" the

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu- bill, entitled "An act to alter the time for the next tion sent from the House of Representatives for annual meeting of Congress;" and a resolve that concurrence, for furnishing the Executives of the Congress adjourn on the third day of June next. several States with a copy of the book marked A, The bill, sent from the House of Representadeposited in the Treasury Department by the Com- tives for concurrence, entitled " An act to commissioners who settled the accounts béiween the pensate Arthur St. Clair," was read the first time, individual States and the United States; and and ordered to a second reading.

On motion to refer the resolution to a committee The bill, sent from the House of Representato consider and report thereon, it passed in the lives for concurrence, entitled "An act to authornegative-yeas 9, nays 11, as follows:

ize the settlement of the account of Lewis Dubois, Yeas.-Messrs. Brown, Foster, Hawkins, Martin, for his services in the late Army of the United Monroe, Potts, Robinson, Ross, and Vining.

States," was read the first time, and ordered to a NAY8.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Freling- second reading. huysen, Gunn, Henry, Jackson, Izard, Livermore, Mor. The bill, sent from the House of Representaris, and Rutherfurd.

tives for concurrence, entitled "An act to alter the On motion, it was agreed to postpone the further time for the next annual meeting of Congress,” consideration of this resolution.

was read the first time, and ordered to a second The bill to authorize the PRESIDENT OF THE

reading. United States, during the recess of the present

The resolve, sent from the House of RepresentCongress, if he shall think the same necessary, to atives for concurrence, that Congress adjourn on cause to be built or purchased a number of vessels

, the third day of June next, was read, and ordered
to be equipped as galleys in the service of the to lie on the table.
United States, was read the second time and re-
ferred to Messrs. Jackson, RUTHERFURD, and Ca-

THURSDAY, May 22.
BOT, to consider and report thereon to the Senate.
Mr. Gunn, from the committee to whom was

Ordered, That Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LIVERMORE,
referred the bill, entitled "An act laying addition- and MONROE, be a committee to report a bill to
al duties on goods, wares, and merchandise im- authorize a settlement of the accounts of Loan offi-
ported into the United States, and on the tonnage cers, for clerk hire and stationery:
of ships or vessels," reported amendments; which

Ordered, That the same committee be instructwere read.

ed to bring in a bill to provide for mitigating or Ordered, That the consideration thereof be remitting fines, penalties, and forfeitures, incurred postponed.

under the revenue laws, in cases not now provided

for. The following Message was received from the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

That the same committee be instructed to bring

in a bill further to extend the time for receiving Gentlemen of the Senate, and

on loan the Domestic Debt of the United States; of the House of Representatives :

and I lay before you, in confidence, sundry papers by That the same committee be also instructed to which you will perceive the state of affairs between us bring in a bill to continue in force the Act for and the Six Nations, and the probable cause to which it the relief

of persons imprisoned for debt.", is owing; and also certain information, whereby it would appear that some encroachment was about to be made of the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States, of the

Ordered, That the committee on the Message on our territory by an officer and party of British troops: 19th of February last

, respecting the Judiciary, be this information, although of a private nature, I have enjoined to report. caused the representation to be made to the British

The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaMinister, a copy of which accompanies this Message.

tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to comIt cannot be necessary to comment upon the very pensate Arthur St. Clair," was read the second serious nature of such an encroachment, nor to urge time, and referred to Messrs. BROWN, Gunn, and that this new state of things suggests the propriety of Vining, to consider and report thereon to the placing the United States in a posture of effectual pre- Senate. paration for an event which, notwithstanding the en- The bill, sent from the House of Representadeavors making to avert it, may, by circumstances beyond tives for concurrence, entitled " An act to authorize our control, be forced upon us.

the settlement of the account of Lewis Dubois, for G. WASHINGTON. UNITED STATES, May 21, 1794.

his services in the late Army of the United States,"

was read the second time, and referred to the comThe Message and papers therein referred to, mittee last appointed, to consider and report therewere read, and ordered to lie for consideration. on to the Senate.

A message from the House of Representatives The Senate proceeded to consider the amendinformed the Senate, that the House have passed ments reported by the committee to the bill, entithe following bills and resolve, in which they de- tled "An act laying additional duties on goods, sire the concurrence of the Senate: 'the bill. 'enti- wares, and merchandise, imported into the United tled “ An act to compensate Arthur St. Clair;" States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels';',

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which were adopted, and the bill was amended / United States, reported amendments, which were accordingly.

read. Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. The bill, sent from the House of Representa

The Vice PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a tives for concurrence, entitled “An act to alter the Report of the Secretary for the Department of time for the next annual meeting of Congress," War, on twenty-three additional claims for com- was read the third time, and passed. pensation to invalid pensioners; which were read, The amendments reported on the bill to authorand ordered to lie for consideration.

ize the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, during The bill for extending the benefit of a drawback the recess of the present Congress, to cause to be and terms of credit in certain cases, and for other purchased or built a number of vessels, to be equippurposes, was read a second time; and, being ped as galleys, in the service of the United States, amended,

were resumed. Ordered, That this bill be engrossed for a third On motion to adopt the first section, amended reading.

as follows: The bill, sent from the House of Representa- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repretives for concurrence, entitled "An act to alter the sentatives of the United States of America in Congress time for the next annual meeting of Congress," assembled, "That the President of the United States be, was read the second time.

and he is hereby, authorized, during the recess of the Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading present Congress, if the same shall appear to him neces

The Senate resumed the consideration of the sary for the protection of the United States, to cause a resolve, sent from the House of Representatives number of vessels to be built or purchased, and to be for concurrence, that Congress adjourn on the 3d fitted out, manned, armed, and equipped, as galleys, in day of June next; and

the service of the United States; the officers and men Resolved, That they do concur therein. to be on the same pay, and to receive the same subsist

The Senate resumed the consideration of the ence, as officers of the same rank and men are entitled resolve, sent from the House of Representatives to in the Navy of the United States:" for concurrence, “ for furnishing the Executives of It passed in the affirmative--yeas 10, nays 9, as the several States with a copy of the book marked follows: A, deposited in the Treasury Department by the YEAS-Messrs. Cabot, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henrý, Commissioners who settled the accounts between Jackson, Izard, Monroe, Morris, Potts, and Rutherfurd. the individual States and the United States." Nars-Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Ellsworth, Foster,

On motion, it was agreed to amend the resolve, Hawkins, Livermore, Martin, Robinson, and Ross. by inserting" at their own expense,” after the

On motion, to adopt the following additional words " several States."

clause to the bill : On motion to concur in the resolution as amended, it passed in the negative--yeas-5, nays 15, as ated, for the purpose aforesaid, the sum of one hundred

" And be it further enacted, That there be approprifollows:

and fifty thousand dollars, to be paid out of the proceeds Yur-Messrs. Hawkins, Martin, Monroe, Ross, and of any revenues of the United States, which now are, or Vining.

hereafter, during the present session, shall be, provided, Nays_Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Cabot, Ellsworth, not being otherwise appropriated. And that the PresiFoster, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Jackson, Izard, dent of the United States be authorized to take on loan Livermore, Morris, Potts, Robinson, and Rutherfurd. of the Bank of the United States, or of any other body

politic or corporate, person or persons, the said sum of one hundred and fifty thousand

dollars, to be reimbursed, FRIDAY, May 23.

principal and interest, out of the said proceeds, approMr. Ellsworth, from the committee appointed priated as aforesaid, according to such contract or conyesterday for the purpose, reported the three fol- tracts which shall be made concerning the same:” lowing bills: A bill to continue in force the act It passed in the affirmative-yeas 11, nays 8, as for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt; a bill follows: further extending the time for receiving on loan YEAS.-Messrs. Cabot, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, the Domestic Debt of the United States; and a Jackson, Izard, Monroe, Morris, Potts, Robinson, and bill authorizing a settlement of certain expenses

Rutherfurd. of the Commissioners of Loans; which bills were

Nars.-Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Ellsworth, Foster, severally read the first time, and ordered to a se

Hawkins, Livermore, Martin, and Ross. cond reading.

And, after agreeing to further amendments, the The engrossed bill for extending the benefit of bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reada drawback and terms of credit, in certain cases, ingi and for other purposes, was read the third time, The following Message was received from the and ordered to lie for further consideration. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

Mr. Jackson, from the committee to whom was Gentlemen of the Senate, and referred the bill to authorize the PRESIDENT OF of the House of Representatives : THE UNITED STates, during the recess of the pre- I lay before you the copy of a Letter from the Minister sent Congress, if he shall think the same necessary, Plenipotentiary of his Britannic Majesty, in answer to to cause to be built or purchased a number of ves- a Letter from the Secretary of State, communicated to sels, to be equipped as galleys in the service of the Congress yesterday ; and also the copy of a Letter from

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