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JUNE, 1794.]
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[SENATE. Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the managers at the ishment of certain crimes against the United conference on the disagreeing votes of the two States," with amendments, in which they desire Houses, on the amendments of the Senate to the the concurrence of the Senate. bill, entitled “ An act making further provision for With the message came the following resolusecuring and collecting the duties on foreign and tion of the House of Representatives for condomestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, and teas,"currence: reported

Resolved, That the resolution of the 21st ultimo, “That the Senate recede from their amendment to the House of Representatives to close the present ses

authorizing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the 12th section;

“That the House of Representatives agree to the sion, by adjourning their respective Houses on this day, amendment proposed by the Senate to the 5th section; ized to adjourn their respective Houses on Thursday,

be repealed; and that, instead thereof, they be author“ That the House of Representatives agree to the the 5th instant, to meet on the day by law appointed" amendment proposed by the Senate to the 13th section, with an amendment, by striking out 'supervisors,' and

The resolution being read, on motion to strike that the Senate agree to such amendment of their out “Thursday the 5th," and insert "Friday the amendment;

6th,” it passed in the negative. « That the Senate recede from their amendment to Resolved, That the Senate concur in this resostrike out the 16th section, and that both Houses agree

lution. to amend the said section, by striking out' weekly,' and The bill sent from the House of Representatives inserting 'for any term of time less than one year, and for concurrence, entitled "An act laying certain not less than one month;'

duties upon snuff and refined sugar," was read the “ That the House of Representatives agree to the third time. amendment proposed by the Senate to the 17th section, On motion to substitute six in lieu of eight cents, with an amendment, by inserting after “left at his dwell, it passed in the negative. ing,' by the collector, and that the Senate agree to such

On motion to add the following to the 14th secan amendment of their amendment;

tion of the bill: “ That the House of Representatives agree to the amendment proposed by the Senate to insert, after the the importation of sugar from the province of Canada

- Provided this restriction shall not extend to prohibit 17th section of the bill, two additional sections;

“ And that both Houses agree to alter the 9th section, in vessels of less burden; anything to the contrary by inserting after · States,'' and of the Territory of the notwithstanding :" United States Northwest of the river Ohio, and of It passed in the negative. the Territory of the United States South of the river On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill, by Ohio."

annexing the following proviso to the 14th section: And the report was adopted.

Provided, That no drawback shall be allowed on the Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the House exportation of either of the said articles in any instance of Representatives therewith.

where the same shall amount to less than twelve dollars." The following Message was received from the Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

A message from the House of Representatives Gentlemen of the Senate, and

informed the Senate, that the House agree to all of the House of Representatives :

the modifications of the amendments to the bill, I send you certain communications, recently received entitled “ An act making further provision for se from Georgia, which materially change the prospect of curing and collecting the duties on foreign and affairs in that quarter, and seem to render a war with domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, and teas," the Creek nations more probable than it has been at any as proposed by the committee of conference, exantecedent period. While the attention of Congress cept the amendment to the twelfth section, which will be directed to the consideration of measures suited the House of Representatives have agreed to in to the exigency, it cannot escape their observation that their first proceeding on the amendments of the this intelligence brings a fresh proof of the insufficiency

Senate. of the existing provisions of the laws, towards the effec- The report of the committee to whom was retual cultivation and preservation of peace with our In- ferred the bill, entitled " An act for the more effecdian neighbors.

G. WASHINGTON. tual protection of the Southwestern frontiers," was UNITED STATES, June 2, 1794. .

considered. The Message and papers therein referred to Ordered, That this bill be recommitted, and were read, and ordered to lie for consideration. that the Message of the PresidENT OF THE UNITED

Mr. ELLSWORTH, from the committee to whom States of the 2d instant be also referred to the was referred the bill, entitled “ An act laying du- same committee, to consider and report thereon to ties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons," the Senate. reported that

the bill pass without amendment. The bill, sent from the House of RepresentaOrdered, That the report lie for consideration. tives for concurrence, entitled “An act laying ad

ditional duties on goods, wares, and merchandise,

imported into the United States, and on the tonTuesday, June 3.

nage of ships or vessels,” was read the third time. A message from the House of Representatives On motion, to insert the following in the first informed the Senate, that the House have passed section of the bill, to wit: after "coffee per pound," the bill, sent from the Senate for concurrence, en-"on salt per bushel, three cents,” it passed in the titled "An act in addition to the act for the pun- negative.

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[June, 1794.
On motion, it was agreed to strike out the fol- rule was dispensed with, and the bill was read the
lowing words, after “shoes and slippers for chil- third time and passed.
dren," "on coal per bushel, one and a half cents.” The Senate proceeded to consider the amend-

On motion, it was agreed to amend the bill, by ments of the House of Representatives to the bill, inserting, after “coffee per pound,” these words : entitled “ An act in addition to the act for the "on clayed or lump sugar, one cent per pound.”. punishment of certain crimes against the United

On motion to restore the fourth section of the States." bill, amended as follows:

Resolved, That they concur in the amendments “ And be it further enacted, That, upon all ships or to this bill. vessels of the United States, there shall be levied and paid, after the last day of Juno next, a duty of six cents

WEDNESDAY, June 4.. per ton, in addition to the duty now chargeable by law; and upon all ships or vessels belonging wholly or in

The bill sent from the House of Representatives part to the subjects or citizens of any foreign Power, for concurrence, entitled "An act laying duties which after the said last day of June next shall be en- upon carriages for the conveyance of persons" tered in the United States from any foreign port or place, was read the third time. there shall be levied and paid a duty of twenty-five On motion to strike out, from the first section, cents per ton, in addition to the duty now chargeable all that follows the word "coachee," and, in lieu

thereof, insert "and other four-wheeled carriages It passed in the negative.

which hang or rest upon steel or iron springs, six On motion, it was agreed to expunge these dollars," it passed in the negative. words from the first section, "except window On motion to postpone the further consideration

of the bill until the next session of Congress, it Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. passed in the negative. The report of the committee to whom was re

On the question Shall this bill pass ? it passed ferred the bill, entitled “ An act laying duties upon in the affirmative-yeas 12, nays 8, as follows: carriages for the conveyance of persons,” was con- YEAS.-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, sidered and adopted.

Gunn, Hawkins, King, Livermore, Martin, Morris,
Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. Ross, and Vining.
The bill sent from the House of Representatives

NÁYs-Messrs. Brown, Burr, Frelinghuysen, Henry,
for concurrence, entitled “ An act laying duties on Jackson, Potts, Robinson, and Rutherfurd.
licenses for selling wines and foreign distilled A message from the House of Representatives
spirituous liquors, by retail,” was read the second informed the Senate, that the House have passed
time, and referred to Messrs. CasoT, ELLSWORTH, a bill entitled “ An act supplementary to the act
and King, to consider and report thereon to the entitled ' An act to promote the progress of Useful
Senate.

Arts;" a bill entitled “An act concerning InvaThe bill sent from the House of Representa- lids; a bill entitled "An act to make further tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act laying du- compensation for the services of the late Robert ties on property sold at auction," was read the Forsyth, Marshal of Georgia ;” and a bill entitled second time, and referred to the committee last“ An act making certain alterations in the act for named, to consider and report thereon to the establishing the Judicial Courts, and altering the Senate.

time and place for holding the Judicial Courts, The bill sent from the House of Representa- and altering the time and place of holding certain tives for concurrence, entitled "An act for the re- Courts ;" in which several bills they desire the lief of John Robbe," was read the second time, concurrence of the Senate. The House agree to and referred to Messrs. LIVERMORE, BROWN. and some and disagree to other amendments of the Hawkins, to consider and report thereon to the Senate to the bill entitled “An act laying addiSenate.

tional duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, Mr. LIVERMORE, from the said committee, re- imported into the United States, and on the ton ported that the bill last mentioned pass without nage of ships or vessels.” amendment; and on motion, by unanimous con- Mr. Cabot, from the committee to whom was sent, the rule was dispensed with, and the bill was referred the bill entitled " An act laying duties read the third time and passed.

on licenses for selling wines and foreign disThe bill sent from the House of Representa- tilled spirituous liquors by retail," reported tives for concurrence, entitled "An act providing amendments, which were adopted; and, by unafor the payment of a certain sum of money due to nimous consent, the rule was dispensed with, and the French Republic,” was read the second time, the bill was read the third time and passed. and referred to Messrs. King, Gunn, and Ells- A message from the House of Representatives WORTH, to consider and report thereon to the informed the Senate, that the House have passed Senate

"a resolution that a joint committee of both The bill sent from the House of Representa- Houses be appointed to wait on the PRESIDENT tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act to extend OF THE UNITED STATES and request that he would the term of credit for teas imported in the ship recommend to the people of the United States a Argonaut, and to permit the export of goods saved day of public humiliation and prayer, to be obout of the wreck of the Snow Freelove," was read served, by supplicating Almighty God for the the second time; and, by unanimous consent, the safety, peace, and welfare of these States;" they

JUNE, 1794]
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(SENATE. have appointed a committee on the part of the The Message and papers therein referred to House, and desire the concurrence of the Senate, were read, and ordered to lie for consideration. and the appointment of a committee on their part. The bill sent from the House of Representatives

Mr. Cabot, from the committee to whom was for concurrence, entitled " An act making certain referred the bill entitled “ An act laying duties alterations in the act for establishing the Judicial on property sold at auction," reported amend-Courts, and altering the time and place of holding ments, which were adopted.

certain Courts” was read; and, by unanimous Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. consent, the rule was dispensed with, and the bill

The bill sent from the House of Representatives was read the second time. for concurrence, entitled " An act to make further

Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. compensation for the services of the late Robert VINING, MARTIN, and Brown, to consider and Forsyth, Marshal of Georgia," was read; and, by report thereon to the Senate. unanimous consent, the rule was dispensed with, Mr. King, from the committee to whom was and the bill was read the second time.

referred the bill, entitled "An act for the more Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. effectual protection of the Southwestern frontier VINING, JACKSON, and KING; to consider and re- settlers," reported amendments, which were read. port thereon to the Senate.

Ordered, That the amendments be printed for Mr. VINING, from the committee on the bill last the use of the Senate. named, reported amendments, which were read A message from the House of Representatives and adopted ; and, by unanimous consent, the rule informed the Senate that the House have passed was dispensed with, and the bill was read the the bill sent from the Senate for concurrence, enthird time and passed.

titled "An act to authorize the PRESIDENT OF THE The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu- UNITED States, during the recess of the present tion of the House of Representatives disagreeing Congress, to cause to be built a number of vessels, to sundry of their amendments to the bill entitled to be equipped as galleys, in the service of the "An act laying additional duties on goods, wares, United States," with amendments, in which they and merchandise, imported into the United States, desire the concurrence of the Senate. and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.”

Mr. Jackson, from the committee to whom was On motion that the Senate recede from their referred the bill

, entitled "An act to amend the amendments disagreed to, it passed in the negative. act entitled · An act to enable the officers and

Resolved, That the Senate insist on their said soldiers of the Virginia line, on Continental amendments, and ask a conference on the dis- Establishment, to obtain titles to certain lands agreeing votes of the two Houses thereon; and lying Northwest of the river Ohio, between the that Messrs. Gunn, King, and ELLSWORTH, be Little Miami and Sciota," reported amendments, managers at the same on the part of the Senate.

which were read, and ordered to lie for consideraA message from the House of Representatives tion. informed the Senate that the House agree to the Ordered, That the Secretary of the Departproposed conference on the disagreeing votes of ment of War do lay before the Senate a statement the two Houses on the bill, entitled “An act laying of the number of non-commissioned officers and additional duties on goods, wares, and merchan- privates now actually in the service of the United dise, imported into the United States, and on the States upon the Military Establishment. tonnage of ships or vessels," and have appointed The bill sent from the House of Representatives managers at the same on their part.

for concurrence, entitled "An act concerning InThe bill sent from the House of Representatives valids" was read, and ordered to a second reading. for concurrence, entitled "An act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act to promote the progress of Useful Arts” was read; and, by unanimous

THURSDAY, June 5. consent, the rule was dispensed with, and the bill The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate a Letter was read the second time.

from the Secretary of the Department of War, Ordered, That this bill be referred to Messrs. accompanying a statement of the troops of the Potts, Burr, and Cabot, to consider and report United States, according to the last returns ; thereon to the Senate.

which was read, and ordered to lie on the table. Mr. Potts, from the committee on the bill last Mr. MARTIN, from the committee to whom was mentioned, reported amendments, which were read referred the bill

, entitled “An act making certain and adopted, and the bill ordered to a third reading. alterations in the act for establishing the Judicial

The following Message was received from the Courts, and altering the time and place for holdPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED States:

ing certain Courts," reported amendments, which Gentlemen of the Senate, and

were adopted. of the House of Representatives:

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. I lay before Congress the copy of a Letter, with its

A message from the House of Representatives enclosures, from the Secretary of State to the Minister informed the Senate, that the House have passed Plenipotentiary of his Britannic Majesty, it being an

the bill sent from the Senate for concurrence, enri answer to a Letter from the Minister to him, bearing titled “ An act in addition to the act for making date the 22d ultimo, and already communicated.

further and more effectual provision for the pro

G. WASHINGTON. tection of the frontiers of the United States," with UxITED STATES, June 4, 1794.

an amendment, in which they desire the concur

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(JUNE, 1794.

rence of the Senate; and that they have passed a permanent security of the Southwestern frontier setbill, entitled " An act for the relief of Nicholas tlers; and that the posts so to be established shall be Reib,” in which they desire the concurrence of guarded by troops from the line of the present Military the Senate.

Establishment, or by militia from the States and Ter. The report of the committee on the bill entitled ritory aforesaid, as the President may judge most ex“An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to pedient; and between every two of the said posts there enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia shall

be kept up a constant patrol of mounted rangers. line on Continental Establishment to obtain titles

“Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the militia to certain lands lying Northwest of the River vice, be entitled to receive the same rations, pay,

to be employed by virtue of this act shall, while in ser

and Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota," was clothing, or money in lieu thereof, as the troops now in considered and adopted.

the service of the United States are entitled to :" Ordered, That the bill be printed as it is reported to be amended.

It passed in the affirmative-yeas 16, nays 3, The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- as follows: ment of the House of Representatives to the bill

, worth, Foster, Frelinghuysen, Hawkins, Henry, King,

YEAS.-Messrs. Bradford, Brown, Burr, Cabot, Ellsentitled “ An act in addition to the act for making Livermore, Morris, Potts, Ross, Rutherfurd, and Vining. further and more effectual provision for the pro

Nars.-Messrs. Gunn, Jackson, and Martin. tection of the frontiers of the United States." Resolved, That the Senate concur in the said

On motion that the first section of the bill pass amendment.

as reported by the committee, and agreed to be : A message from the House of Representatives amended in Senate, to wit: informed the Senate, that they have passed “a re- “ Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of solution directing the Secretary of War to make Representatives of the United States of America in out and return to the District Judges certain lists Congress assembled, That the President of the United in the cases of Invalid Pensioners ;' in which States shall be, and he hereby is, authorize to raise, for they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

three years, unless sooner discharged, within the States Resolved, That the resolution of the 3d instant, of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, the Terauthorizing the President of the Senate and the ritory South of the Ohio, and Virginia, an additional Speaker of the House of Representatives to close regiment of infantry, consisting of one thousand one the present session by adjourning their respective bundred and forty non-commissioned officers and priHouses on this day, be recinded ; and that, instead thereto, and organize the same according to the present

vates, and solely to appoint the commissioned officers thereof, they be authorized to adjourn their re-establishment: Provided, That, if the President of the spective Houses on Monday, the 9th instant, to United States shall be of opinion that any part of the meet at the day by law appointed.

legion now in service, whether officers or privates, can, The President laid before the Senate a Letter without detriment to the public service, be transferred from the Secretary for the Department of War, and constitute a part of the regiment herein provided, submitting further information relative to the re- he be authorized to make such transfer :" cent events upon the Southwestern frontiers.

It passed in the affirmative-yeas 13, nays 4, The Letter and communication therein referred

as follows: to were read and ordered to lie for consideration. The Senate proceeded to consider the amend- Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, Jackson, King, Liver

YEAS.—Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, ments reported by the committee to whom was

more, Morris, Potts, and Rutherfurd. referred the bill, entitled " An act for the more

Nars.-Messrs. Brown, Burr, Martin, and Ross. effectual protection of the Southwestern frontier settlers."

On motion, the blank in the second section reOn motion to adopt the report of the committee, ported by the committee was filled with “twenty," so far as that the three first sections of the bill, as

and the section adopted as follows: it came from the House of Representatives, be

“Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the nonstruck out, to wit:

commissioned officers, privates, and musicians of the said

regiment shall receive as a bounty after their enlistment “Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of the sum of twenty dollars, and that they, together with Representatives of the United States of America in the commissioned officers, shall receive the same pay Congress assembled, That the President of the United and allowances, in all respects, and be governed by the States be, and he is hereby, authorized to call out, from same Rules and Articles of War as the other troops of time to time, as occasion may require, any number of the United States." militia belonging to the State of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, or the Territory South

On motion to agree to the report of the comof the river Ohio, not exceeding in the whole ten thou- mittee, of a section as follows: sand, as may at any time be, by him, thought necessary to

“Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Presicarry on offensive operations against the Creek and dent of the United States be, and he is hereby, auCherokee Nations or Tribes of Indians: Provided, thorized to establish such military posts without the That the militia to be called out to be not continued jurisdiction of any individual State or the Territory in service for a longer term than six months at any one

aforesaid as he may deem necessary for the permanent time.

security of the Southwestern frontiers, and that the said “Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Presi- posts shall be guarded by troops on the establishment dent of the United States be authorized to establish or by the militia :" such military posts as he may deem necessary for the It passed in the negative.

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[SENATE On motion, the Senate agreed to adopt the re- Mr. Gunn reported, from the managers at the port of the committee of a fourth and fifth section conference on the disagreeing votes of the two to the bill, as follows:

Houses, on the bill, entitled "An act laying addi“Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, whenever tional duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, the United States shall be invaded, or in imminent imported into the United States, and on the tondanger of invasion from any Nation or Tribe of In- nage of ships or vessels." Whereupon, dians, it shall be lawful for the President of the United Resolved, That the Senate so far recede from States to call forth such number of the militia of their amendment to the first section, as that the the State or States most convenient to the place of duty on coal stand at one half cent per bushel. danger or scene of action as he may judge necessary They also recede from their last amendment to repel such invasion, and to issue his orders for that to the first section, which was to strike cut the purpose to such officer or officers of the militia as he words "except window glass.” shall think proper;

“Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the militia to be employed by virtue of this act shall, while in ser

FRIDAY, June 6. vice, be entitled to receive the same rations, pay, and The bill sent from the House of Representatives clothing, or money in lieu thereof, as the troops now in for concurrence, entitled "An act for the more the service of the United States are entitled to :"

effectual protection of the Southwestern frontier On motion to expunge the 6th section reported settlers," was read the third time. by the committee, as follows:

On motion it was agreed, by unanimous con« Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all per- sent, to strike out these words from the second secsons who shall be assembled or embodied in arms upon tion reported by the committee, to wit: “after any land belonging to Indians out of the ordinary juris- their enlistment." diction of any State or the Territory aforesaid, for the On motion, it was agreed further to amend the purpose or with the intent of warring against the In- second section reported by the committee, by indians, or of committing depredations on any Indian serting these words after “dollars :" “one-half to town, or person, or property, shall thereby become sub: be paid immediately after enlistment, the other ject to the Rules and Articles of War, which are, or shall half at the end of three months thereafter.” be established for the government of the troops of the

On motion, it was agreed further to amend the United States :"

bill by striking out the fourth section reported by It passed in the negative-yeas 7, nays 10, as the committee. follows:

Resolved, That this bill pass with amendments. Yuas-Messrs. Burr, Frelinghuysen, Gunn, Henry, A message from the House of Representatives Jackson, Martin, and Ross.

informed the Senate, that the House have resolvNars-Messrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellsworth, Foster, ed, that the Committee of Enrolments be authorHawkins, King, Livermore, Morris, Potts

, and Vining. ized to amend the bill, entitled " An act laying On motion to agree to a 7th section, reported by additional duties on goods, wares, and merchanthe committee, as follows:

dise, imported into the United States, and “ Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That if the Pre- on the tonnage of ships and vessels,” by 'striksident of the United States shall deem the same con- ing out the word "next,” in the first section, ductive to the good of the public service, he be, and and, in lieu thereof, inserting the word "inhereby is, authorized to appoint a Major General to com-stant;" also, by making a corresponding alteramand the troops authorized by this act, who shall re- tion throughout the bill, and by striking out in the ceive the same pay and allowances as are granted to a title thereof, the words " and on the tonnage of Major General by the act, entitled “ An act for making ship or vessels ;" and that the engrossed

bill be further and more effectual provision for the protection of amended conformably thereto; and that the conthe frontiers of the United States :"

currence of the Senate be requested, by message, It passed in the negative.

in this resolution. Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolu

A message from the House of Representatives tion last mentioned, and, informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill, Resolved, That they do concur therein. entitled " An act to continue in force, for a limit- Mr. RUTHERFURD, from the committee to whom ed tiine, the act supplementary to The act for the was referred the bill, entitled. “An act for deterestablishment and support of light-houses, bea- mining the Northern boundary of the Territory cons, buoys, and public piers;" and a bill, entitled ceded to the United States by the State of North “ An act to continue in force, for a limited time, Carolina,” reported that the bill do not pass, and the act, entitled 'An act to ascertain the fees in the report was adopted. Whereupon, Admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the Resolved, That the Senate do not concur in this United States and for other purposes;" in which bill. several bills they desire the concurrence of the Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the Senate. They insist on one and recede from other House of Representatives therewith. amendments disagreed to by the Senate on the The bill sent from the House of Representabill, entitled " An act laying additional duties on tives for concurrence, entitled "An act making goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the certain alterations in the acı for establishing the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or Judicial Courts, and altering the time and place vessels."

of holding certain Courts," was read a third time.

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