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MARCH, 1790.]

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[Senate.

concurrence.

making, using, and vending to others, punches for United States, not to clear out any vessel having stamping the matrices of types, and impressing articles on board subject to inspection by the laws marks on plates, or any other substance, to pre- of the State, from which such vessels shall be vent counterfeits, upon a principle by him inven- about to depart, without having previously obtainted, for a term of years," have the first reading at ed such manifest and other documents, as are this time.

enjoined by the said laws." Ordered, That this bill have the second reading Ordered, That the motion be committed to to-morrow.

Messrs. IZARD, STRONG, and Bassett, and that the committee be instructed to report a bill upon

the subject matter of it, if a bill shall appear to WEDNESDAY, March 3.

them necessary. Proceeded to the second reading of the bill, to

A message from the House of Representatives vest in Francis Bailey the exclusive privilege of informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill making, using, and vending to others, punches for to establish a uniform rule of naturalization ; to stamping the matrices of types, and impressing

which they request the concurrence of the Senate.

Ordered, That this bill be now read the first marks on plates, or any other substance, to pre-time. vent counterfeits, upon a principle by him invented, for a term of years.

Ordered, That this bill have the second reading Ordered, That this bill be committed to on Monday next; and that it be printed, in the Messrs. STRONG, ELLSWORTH, Hawkins, Few,

mean time, for the use of the Senate. and HENRY. Mr. ELLSWORTH, on behalf of the committee

FRIDAY, March 5. appointed February 23d, reported a bill “ to accept a cession of the claim of the State of North

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of Carolina to a certain district of Western Terri- the bill “ to accept the cession of the claims of

the State of North Carolina to a certain district tory." Ordered, That the rules be so far dispensed

of Western territory.” with as that this bill have the first reading at this be * An act to accept the cession of the claims of

Ordered, That this bill do pass; that the title time.

Ordered, That tomorrow be assigned for the the State of North Carolina to a certain district second reading of this bill.

of Western territory ;" that it be engrossed and On motion,

sent to the House of Representatives for their “That the Secretary of the Treasury direct the respective collectors, in the several ports of the United ed the 4th of March, reported : whereupon,

Mr. Izard, on behalf of the committee appointStates, not to clear out any vessel having articles on board subject to inspection by the laws of the State,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representafrom which such vessel may be about to depart, with- tives of the United States in Congress assembled, That out having previously obtained such manifests and the respective collectors, in the several ports of the other documents, as are enjoined by the said laws :"

United States, be directed not to grant a clearance for

any ship or vessel having articles on board subject to The consideration was deferred.

inspection by the laws of the State from which such ship or vessel shall be about to depart, without having

previously obtained such manifests, and other docuTHURSDAY, March 4.

ments, as are enjoined by the said laws. Mr. STRONG, on behalf of the committee ap- Ordered, That this resolve be sent to the House pointed the 3d of March, to take into considera- of Representatives for their concurrence. tion the bill to vest in Francis Bailey the exclusive privilege of making, using, and vending to others, punches for stamping the matrices of types,

Monday, March 8. and impressing marks on plates, or any other sub- A Message from the President of the United stance, to prevent counterfeits, upon a principle States informed the Senate, that the Legislature by him invented, for a term of years, reported of Delaware agree to and ratify the second, third, that the consideration thereof be postponed until fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, pinth, tenth, a "bill to promote the progress of useful arts" eleventh, and twelfth articles of the proposed shall be taken into consideration.

amendments to the Constitution submitted by Resolved, That this report be accepted. Congress to their consideration.

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of Ordered, That the Message from the President the bill, “to accept a cession of the claims of the of the United States, of this day, with the papers State of North Carolina to a certain district of accompanying it, lie for consideration. Western territory."

A message from the House of Representatives Ordered, That to-morrow be assigned for the informed the Senate that they have passed a bill third reading of this bill.

to provide for the remission or mitigation of The Senate proceeded to consider the motion fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases, made yesterday, and deferred to this morning, to to which they request the concurrence of the wit: "That the Secretary of the Treasury direct Senate. he respective collectors, in the several ports of the Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

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[MARCH, 1790. proceeded to the second reading of the bill to es- Ordered, That the further consideration hereof tablish an uniform rule of naturalization; and af- be postponed. ter progress, deferred the further consideration thereof until to-morrow.

THURSDAY, March 11.

A message from the House of Representatives Tuesday, March 9.

informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill

to promote the progress of useful arts; also, a bill Ordered, That the bill to provide for the re- for increasing the salaries of Clerks in the office mission or mitigation of fines, forfeitures, and of the Commissioners for settling accounts bepenalties, in certain cases, be now read the first tween the United States and individual States, to time.

which they request the concurrence of the Senate. Ordered, That this bill have the second read- The Senate proceeded in the second reading of ing to-morrow.

the bill to provide for the remission or mitigation The Senate proceeded in the second reading of of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases, the bill to establish an uniform rule of natural- and it was committed to Messrs. MORRIS, IZARD, ization.

STRONG, Henry, and LANGDON. Ordered, That the bill be committed to Messrs. Ordered. That the bill to promote the progress HENRY, KING, STRONG, ELLSWORTH, and John- of useful arts have its first reading at this time.

Ordered, That this bill be read a second time The Senate then entered on Executiue busi- on Monday next; and that, in the mean time, it

be printed for the use of the Senate. Mr. STRONG reported on behalf of the commit

Ordered, That the bill for increasing the salatee to whom was referred the Messages from the ries of Clerks in the office of the Commissioners President of the United States, of the ninth and for settling accounts between the United States eighteenth of February, respecting, the differ

and individual States have the first reading at ence that subsists between Great Britain and the

this time. United States, relative to the Eastern boundary ;"

Ordered, That to-morrow be assigned for the which report was read, and ordered to lie till to

second reading of this bill.

STON.

ness.

morrow.

ness.

Friday, March 12.
WEDNESDAY, March 10.

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of

the bill for increasing the salaries of Clerks in the Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate office of the Commissioners for settling accounts proceeded to the second reading of the bill to pro- between the United States and individual States, vide for the remission or mitigation of fines, for- and the further consideration thereof was postfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases.

poned. Ordered, That the consideration of the bill be Mr. HENRY, on behalf of the committee appostponed until to-morrow.

pointed the ninth of March, to consider the bill io The Senate then entered on Executive busi-establish an uniform rule of naturalization, re

ported; and the consideration of the report was Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate postponed. proceeded to consider the report of the committee It being suggested that the committees wanted to whom were referred the Messages from the time to perfect their reports, President of the United States of the ninth and

The Senate adjourned. eighteenth of February, respecting the “difference that subsists between Great Britain and the

MONDAY, March 15.
United States, relative to the Eastern boundary ;"
which is as follows:

Mr. CARROLL, from Maryland, attended.
That, in their opinion, effectual measures should be

Mr. MORRIS, on behalf of the committee aptaken as soon as conveniently may be, to settle all dis- pointed on the 11th instant, upon the bill to proputes with the Crown of Great Britain relative to that vide for the remission or mitigation of fines, forline.

feitures, and penalties, in certain cases, reported “ That it would be proper to cause a representation of

amendments, which were postponed to the third the case to be made to the Court of Great Britain, and reading of the bill. to propose that Commissioners be appointed to hear

Ordered, That to-morrow be assigned for the and finally decide those disputes, in the manner point- third reading of this bill. ed out in the report of the late Secretary of the United

The Senate proceeded, agreeably to the order States for the Department of Foreign Affairs, of the of the day, to the second reading of the bill to pro21st of April, 1785, a copy of which report accompanied mote the progress of useful arts. the first of the said Messages.

Ordered. That it be committed to Messss “And that measures should be taken to perpetuate CARROLL, Johnson, Maclay,Few and PATERSON the testimonies of John Mitchell and Nathan Jones,

The Senate proceeded to consider the report o who were appoinied by the late Governor Barnard, in the committee upon the bill to establish an uni, 1764, to ascertain the river St. Croix."

form rule of naturalization; and after progress

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went into consideration of the Executive business with, as that this bill be again committed to a postponed the 10th of March.

special committee, to consist of Messrs. READ, On motion, the Senate proceeded to consider Morris, STRONG, ELLSWORTH, and BassETT. the report of the committee appointed upon the The Senate proceeded in the second reading of President's Messages of the 9th and 18th of Feb- the bill to establish an uniform rule of naturalizaruary, respecting the difference that subsists be- tion; and the report of the committee thereon tween Great Britain and the United States, rela- being considered, tive to the Eastern boundary."

Ordered, That the further consideration of this Ordered, That the consideration hereof be bill be postponed until to-morrow. further postponed.

THURSDAY, March 18.
TUESDAY, March 16.

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of The Senate proceeded to the third reading of the bill to establish an uniform rule of naturalizathe bill to provide for the remission or mitigation tion. of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases; Ordered, That tomorrow be assigned for the and the report of the committee being read, after third reading of this bill. debate, the further consideration of the bill was The Senate proceeded in the consideration of postponed until to-morrow.

the bill making appropriations for the support of The Senate proceeded in the consideration of Government for the year 1790. the report of the committee on the bill to estab- Ordered, That it be committed to Messrs. Few, lish an uniform rule of naturalization; and the Johnston, BUTLER, Izard, and LANGDON. report of the committee thereon being read,

Ordered, That the further consideration hereof be postponed until to-morrow.

FRIDAY, March 19. Ordered, That the bill to vest in Francis Bai- Mr. READ, on behalf of the committee appointley the exclusive privilege of making, using, anded March the 17th, to take into consideration the vending to others, punches for stamping the ma- bill to provide for the remission or mitigation of trices of types, and impressing marks on plates, or fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases, any other substance, to prevent counterfeits, upon reported; which report was accepted as an a principle by him invented, for a term of years, amendment to the bill. be referred to the committee appointed yesterday Resolved, That this bill do pass, with an to take into consideration the bill to promote the amendment. progress of useful arts.

The Senate proceeded, agreeably to the order A message from the House of Representatives of the day, to the third reading of the bill to estabinformed the Senate that they have passed a bill lish an uniform rule of naturalization. making appropriations for the support of Govern- Resolved, That this bill do pass, with an ment for the year one thousand seven hundred amendment. and ninety; to which they request the concur- Ordered, That a message be sent to the House rence of the Senate.

of Representatives, to acquaint them therewith, Ordered, That this bill have its first reading at and to request their concurrence in the amendthis time.

Ordered, That this bill have the second reeding to-morrow. A message was received from the President of

Monday, March 22. the United States, informing the Senate, that the The petition of Nathaniel Tracy was read, Legislature of Pennsylvania had ratified and con- praying ihat a law might be enacted for the relief firmed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, of unfortunate merchants, from embarrassments eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth articles arising solely from inevitable mercantile misof the proposed amendments to the Constitution fortunes. submitted to that body by Congress.

Ordered, That this petition lie on the table.

A message from the House of Representatives

informed the Senate, that they have agreed to the WEDNESDAY, March 17.

amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill to The Senate proceeded to the second reading of establish an uniform rule of naturalization. the bill making appropriations for the support of The petition of John Fitch was read, praying Government for the year one thousand seven hun- that a clause providing for the trial' by jury dred and ninety.

might be inserted in a bill before Congress, "to Ordered, That the further consideration of this promote the progress of useful arts.” bill be deferred until to-morrow.

Ordered, That this petition be referred to the The Senate proceeded in the third reading of committee who have under consideration the last the bill to provide for the remission or mitigation mentioned bill. of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases; The committee, to whom was referred the bill and the report of the committee thereon being making appropriations for the support of Governtaken into consideration,

ment for the year 1790, reported; which report Ordered, That the rules be so far dispensed / was accepted as amendments to the bill.

ment.

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[MARCH, 1790.

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of report of the late Secretary of the United States the bill making appropriations for the support of for the Department of Foreign Affairs

, of the 21s Government for the year 1790.

of April, 1785, a copy of which report accompaOrdered, That the rules be so far dispensed nied the first of the said Messages. with, as that this bill have a third reading at this And that measures should be taken to perpetutime.

uate the testimony of John Mitchell and Nathan Resolved, That this bill do pass with three Jones, who were appointed by the late Governor amendments.

Barnard in 1764, to ascertain the river St. Crois, Ordered, That a message be sent to the House and of any other persons who may have useful of Representatives to acquaint them herewith, information on this subject. and to request their concurrence in the amend Ordered, That a copy of this resolution be laid ments.

before the President of the United States, and

the original papers returned to the office of the Tuesday, March 23.

Secretary of State. A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate that they have concurred in

Thursday, March 25. all the amendments proposed by the Senate to the A message from the House of Representatives bill making appropriations for the support of Go- informed the Senate, that they disagree to the vernment, for the year 1790, except the last, in amendment of the Senate upon the bill to prowhich they concur, with an amendment, as fol- vide for the remission or mitigation of fines, forlows: "Io Gifford Dally, Doorkeeper' to the feitures, and penalties, in certain cases, and request House of Representatives, one hundred and nine- a conference on the subject-matter of disagree ty-two dollars, and to James Mathers, Doorkeeper ment; and have appointed Messrs. Ames, Horrto the Senate, ninety-six dollars."

INGTON, and JACKSON, managers of the conference The Senate proceeded to consider the amend on their part. ment of the House of Representatives to the last The Senate proceeded to appoint Messts amendment of the Senate to the bill making ap- STRONG, ELLSWORTH, and Read, managers of the propriations for the support of Government for the conference requested on the disagreeing votes el year 1790.

the Senate and House of Representatives, on the Resolved, That the Senate do not agree to the bill to provide for the remission or mitigation of amendment proposed by the House of Repre- fines, forfeitures and penalties, in certain cases. sentatives, but that they do insist on their own amendment. Ordered, That a message be sent to the House

Friday, March 26. of Representatives accordingly.

The petition of merchants and traders of the

town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, praying WEDNESDAY, March 24.

that a law might be enacted "for the establish

ment of the foreign trade of the United States A message from the House of Representatives upon principles of reciprocal benefit, becoming informed the Senate that they recede from their the dignity of a free and independent nation amendment to the last amendment of the Senate and also, for an alteration in the law to establish to the bill, entitled " An act making appropriations the Judicial Courts of the United States

, w so far for the support of Government for the year 1790," as that the District and Circuit Courts for the and concur in the amendment of the Senate. State of New Hampshire, may be held in the

The Senate then entered on Executive busi- town of Portsmouth," was read. ness. The Senate proceeded in the further considera- respects the regulation of trade be referred to the

Ordered, That so much of this petition as tion of the report of the committee to whom were committee appointed February 11th, to report, i referred the Messages from the President of the they think it expedient, a plan for the regulation 1790, respecting the difference that subsists be- tries and settlements of the European Powers in tween Great Britain and the United States, rela- America. tive to the Eastern boundary;" which being And that so much of the said petition as respect amended, was accepted.

the places for holding the

District and Circuit Whereupon, Resolved, That the Senate do advise that effec- to the committee appointed January 15th

, 1791 Courts

in the State of New Hampshire, be referred tual

measures should be taken, as soon as conve- 1 to bring in a bill, in addition to “ An act to esta niently may be, to settle all disputes with the lish the Judicial Courts of the United States."

. Crown of Great Britain relative to that line. The memorial of the officers of the late Nary tion of the case to be made to the Court ore Great emoluments that were granted to the officers or

That it would be proper to cause a representa- of the United States, praying that the same Britain ; and if the said disputes cannot be other- the late Continental army may be extended to wise amicably adjusted, to propose that Commis- them, was read. sioners be appointed to hear and finally decide Ordered That this memorial lie on the table. those disputes, in the manner pointed out in the A message from the House of Representatives

MARCH, 1790.]
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[SENATE. informed the Senate that they have had under

Tuesday, March 30. consideration the confidential communications

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of from the President of the United States, of the the bill for increasing the salaries of clerks in the 12th January, to the Senate and House of Repre- office of the Commissioners for settling accounts sentatives, and have passed a bill upon that sub- between the United States and individual States; ject, to which they request the concurrence of the and, on motion to assign a time for the third Senate.

reading of the bill. Ordered, That the bill for regulating the mili It passed in the negative. tary establishment of the United States have the The Senate proceeded to the third reading first reading at this time. Ordered, That Monday next be assigned for and,

of the bill to promote the progress of useful arts; the second reading of this bill, and that, in the Resolved, That the bill do pass, with twelve mean time, it be printed for the use of the Senate. amendments.

Ordered, That a message be sent to the House Monday, March 29.

of Representatives, to acquaint them therewith, Mr. CARROLL, on behalf of the committee and to request their concurrence in the amendappointed March 15th, to consider the bill to pro ments. mote the progress of useful arts, and the bill to A message from the House of Representatives vest in Francis Bailey the exclusive privilege of informed the Senate that they have agreed to the making, using, and vending to others, punches for amendment of the Senate to their amendment to stamping the matrices of types, and impressing the bill to accept a cession of the claims of the marks on plates or any other substance, to prevent State of North Carolina to a certain district of counterfeits, upon a principle by him invented, Western territory. for a term of years, together with the petition of The Senate proceeded to the second reading of John Fitch, reported; which report was accepted the bill to prevent the exportation of goods not as amendments to the first mentioned bill. duly inspected according to the laws of the

Ordered, That the bill to promote the progress several States; and, of useful arts have the third reading to-morrow. Ordered, That to-morrow be assigned for the

A message from the House of Representatives third reading of this bill. informed the Senate that they have passed another The Senate proceeded in the second reading of bill upon the subject of confidential communica- the bill for regulating the military establishment tions made by the President of the United States, of the United States. in which they request the concurrence of the Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. Senate ; that they have also passed a bill to pre- Few, ELLSWORTH, BUTLER, SCHUYLER, CARROLL, vent the exportation of goods not duly inspected LANGDON, and STRONG. according to the laws of the several States, in The Senate then entered on Executive business. which they request the concurrence of the Senate; and that they have considered the bill to

The following Message of the PRESIDENT OF accept a cession of the claims of the State of THE UNITED STATES was read: North Carolina to a certain district of Western Gentlemen of the Senate : territory, and have concurred with the Senate

I nominate the following persons to fill the offices therein, with an amendment, to which amend, which are affixed to their respective names, viz : ment they request the concurrence of the Senate.

Rufus Putnam, to be one of the Judges in the WestThe Senate proceeded to the first reading of ern Territory, in the place of Samuel Holden Parsons, the bill providing for holding a treaty or treaties, deceased. to establish peace with certain Indian tribes. James Brown, to be Attorney for the United States

Ordered, That this bill have a second reading in the district of Kentucky, in the place of George on Monday next.

Nicholas, who has declined his appointment. The Senate proceeded to the first reading of Henry Bogart, of Albany, to be the Surveyor of the the bill to prevent the exportation of goods not port of Albany, in the place of Jeremiah Lansingh, duly inspected according to the laws of the several resigned. States.

GEO. WASHINGTON. Ordered, That this bill have the second reading

UNITED STATES, March 30, 1790. to-morrow.

The Senate proceeded to consider the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill

WEDNESDAY, March 31. to accept a cession of the claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain district of Western The Senate proceeded to the third reading of territory.

the bill to prevent the exportation of goods not Resolved, That they concur in the amendment duly inspected according to the laws of the seveof the House of Representatives, with an amend- ral States. ment.

Resolved, That this bill do pass. The Senate proceeded to the second reading of The Senate entered on Executive business, and the bill for regulating the military establishment confirmed the several nominations to office which of the United States, but adjourned without taking / were made to them yesterday by the President of 1 question upon it.

the United States.

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