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The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Secretary of the Trea. fury, accompanying his report on the petition of Simon W. Wilson, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Grove, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of Henry Emanuel Lutterloh, made a report, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Williamson, from the committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of North Carolina, made a report, which was read and agreed to by the House, as followeth :

The committee to whom was referred the petition of sundry inhabitants of the state of North Carolina, praying that Congress would authorize the legislature of that state to impose a duty of tonnage, for deepening the channel across the Swash and Bar in Pamptico sound and Croatan, report

That the legilatures of the states of Rhode. INand, Maryland and Georgia, have severally passed laws for removing obstructions or deepening rivers or harbors, to which laws the United States in Congress have given their assent : Wherefore the committee are of the opinion, that when the legislature of the state of North-Carolina shall have passed a law, imposing a duty of tonnage for the improvement of their navigation, it may be proper for Congress to consider, whether such law shall have the proposed operation.

On a motion made and seconded, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury report to this House, as early in the next session as may be pra&icable, the number and capacity of the stills in the respe&ive districts and states ; the nett product of revenue of the respective districts and states, particularizing the drawbacks, and distinguishing foreign from American materials, and the product paid by the gallon, month

and year, also the number of officers and the amount of their salaries.

On motion, Resolved, That the Secretary of the Treasury cause to be provided for the use of the several collectors in the United States, printed clearances, on the back whereof shall be a printed account of the methods which have been found to answer for obtaining fresh, from salt water, and of constructing extempore stills, of such implements as are generally on board every vessel, with a recommendation, in all cases where they shall have occasion to resort to this expedient for obtaining water, to publish the result of their trial, in some gazette, on their return to the United States, or to communicate it for publication to the office of the Secretary of State, in order that others may, by their success, be enconraged to make similar trials, and be benefited by any improvements or new ideas which may occur to them in practice.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said resolution to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a committee of the whole House, on the bill respecting the government of the territories of the United States north-west and south of the river Ohio; and, after some time spent therein, Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and Mr. Muhlenberg reported, that the committee had, according to order, had the said bill under consideration, and made an amendment thereto, which he delivered in at the Clerk's table, where the same was twice read, and agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said bill, together with the amendment, be engrossed and read the third time to-day.

Mr. Fitzsimons, from the committee appointed to enquire into the causes of the failure of the late expedition under major-general St. Clair, inade a report, which was read : Whereupon,

Refolved, That this House will, early in the next session, proceed to take the said report into consideration.

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Ordered, That one hundred copies of the said report be printed for the use of the members of this House.

An engrossed bill “respecting the government of the territories of the United: States north-west and south of the river Ohig, was read the third time.

Resolved, That the said bill do pass; and that the title be, “ An act respecting the government of the territories of the United States north-west and south of the river Ohio."

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do carry the said bill to the Senate, and desire their concurrence.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Otis their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker - The Senate agree to the resolution of this House, directing printed clearances of a particular form, to be furnished to the several collectors in the United States : They have also passed the bill, intituled, “ An act concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States :" allo the bill, intituled, “ An ad respecting the government of the territories of the United States north-west and south of the river Ohio:" and they have passed the bill, intituled, “ An act making certain appropriations therein specified, with an amendment, to which they desire the concurrence of this House. And then he withdrew.

The House proceeded to consider the said amendment ; and the fame being twice read, was agreed to.

Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Bourne of Massachusetts, from the joint committee for inrolled bills, re. ported, that the committee had examined four inrolled bills, which originated in the Senate; one intituled, “ An a& for regulating processes in the courts of the United States, and providing compensations for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witnesses ;” another intituled, ". An ac making alterations in the treasury and war departments ;” another intituled, “ An ač to provide for a copper coinage;" and another intituled, “ An act to compenfate the services of the late colonel George Gibson;" also three inrolled bills which originated in this House; one intituled, " An ad concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States;" another intituled, “ An a& making certain appropriations therein specified;" and another intituled, “An a& refpe&ing the government of the territories of the United States north-west and south of the river Ohio ;" also an inrolled resolve, which originated in this House, “ directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnished to the several collectors in the United States," and found the same to be truly inrolled: Whereupon,

Mr. Speaker signed the said inrolled bills and resolve
Ordered, 'That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.

Mr. Bourne of Massachusetts, from the joint committee for inrolled bills, reported, that the committee did, this day, wait on the President of the United States, and present for his approbation, two inrolled bills, which originated in this House; one intituled, "An act for making compensations to the commis. fioners of loans for extraordinary expenses ;" and the other intituled, "An act Supplementary to the a& making provision for the debt of the United States :" and four which originated in the Senate; one intituled, “An a& making alterations in the treasury and war departments ;” another intitulad, “ An ad for regulating processes in the courts of the United States, and providing com. pensations for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witnesses;" another intituled, “ An act to provide for a copper coinage;" and another intituled, “ An a& to compensate the services of the late colonel George Gibson :" also an inrolled resolve “ directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnished to the several collečtors in the United States."

A message from the Senate by Mr. Otis their Secretary.

Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform this House, that the President of the United States did, on the fifth instant, approve and sign an ad, which originated in the Senate, intituled, “ An ad for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;", and on this day did approve and sign the following a&ts, which likewise originated in the Senate, to wit; one, intituled, “ do ač to continue in force “the act to provide for mitigating or remitting the penalties and for. feitures accruing under the revenue laws in certain cases," and to make far. ther provision for the payment of pensions to invalids;" another, intituled, “ An a& for regulating processes in the courts of the United States, and to provide compensations for the officers of the said courts, and for jurors and witnesses ;" another, intituled, “ An act to provide for a copper coinage;" another, intituled, “ An act making alterations in the treasury and war departments ;" and another, intituled, * An act to compensate the services of the late colonel George Gibson.” And then he withdrew.

A message was received from the President of the United States by Mr. Lear his Secretary, notifying, that the President did, this day, approve and sign the following ads, which originated in this House, to wit ; qne intituled, “ Aa act relative to the compensations to certain officers employed in the colle&ion of the duties of impost and tonnage ;” another intituled, “. An a& concerning the duties on spirits distilled within the United States ;” another intituled, “An ađ more effectually to provide for the national defence by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States," another intituled, “ An að making certain appropriations therein specified ;” another intituled, “ An a& supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States ;" another intituled, “ Ana& making compensations to the commissioners of loans for extraordinary expenses ;” another intituled, “ An a& concerning the claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States ;” and another intituled, “ Aa aa respecting the government of the territories of the United States northwest and south of the river Ohio ;” also an inrolled resolve, which originated in this House,“ directing printed clearances of a particular form to be furnilhed to the several collectors in the United States."

On motion, Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do procure such of the statutes of the several states as may not be in his office ; and that the expense thereof be defrayed out of the money that is, or may by law be appropriated to defray the contingent expenses of this House.

A message was received from the Senate by Mr. Otis their Secretary, noti. fying that the Senate, having completed the legislative business before them, are now about to adjourn: Whereupon,

Ordered, That a message be sent to the Senate, to inforın them that this House, having completed the business before them, are now about to adjourn until the first Monday in November next, and that the Clerk of this House do go with the said message.

The Clerk accordingly went with the said message ; and being returned,

Mr. Speaker adjourned the House to meet on the first Monday in Novem. ber next.

END OF THE FIRST SESEION.

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ABOLI

BOLITION Societies, their petitions against the dave trade 50, 51. Absence, members granted leave of

23, 63, 66, 100, 118, 208. Academy of Wilmington in Delaware, bill to compensate (See bills.) Accounts between the United States and individual states, bill respecting

35, 49, 67, 68, 77, 78, 79, 81. Address to the President of the United States in answer to his speech to both Houses

12, 13, 14. reply to

15. Adherences, votes of

59, 152, 216, 217. Adjournment of Congress, resolutions respecting

168, 197, 211. Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, propofitions of 22,26,53.

certain articles of ratified by Pennsylvania 10.

Virginia 28,67.

Vermont 80. Appeal from the decision of the chair

164 Appropriation, for the service of the year 1792, report of

24 bill for 24, 35, 36, 47, 48, 49, 50, 60, 61, 62, 63.

188. bill for

188, 196, 218, 220, 221. Arts useful, bill to amend the a&t to promote the progress of Afumption of the state debts, memorials for

65, 71, 158. proceedings respecting

159, 161, 162. Attorney General, report of, relative to the administration of justice, com

mitted 22. to report further as to the judicial system his letter to the President

66, 80, 82.

(See also bills.) references to

123.

137Authors, bill to amend the aâ to secure copy-rights to

119, 127

report of farther

17, 120.

26, 44

reports from

B

26, 74

BANKRUPTCIES, bill to establish an uniform system on the subjea of 26.
Beacons, buoys and public piers, bill concerning
Bill concerning the registering

or recording of ships or vessels 14, 45, 201.
to establil
the post
office and post-roads within the United States 15, 44.

49, 50, 51, 57, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 71, 72,

73, 74, 75, 76, 87, 90, 91, 95, 97, 102. to amend an a&, intituled, “An aci to promote the progress of use

ful arts”
respecting fugitives from justice and from the service of masters

17, 30. LII

17, 120.

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