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“ An act ratifying certain articles in addition to and Ordered, That Messrs. Ellsworth, Few, and amendment of the Constitution of the United States Wingate, be a committee to state the compensa

of America, proposed by Congress.” tion due to the members of the Senate, for the Governor of the State of New York to the President

A copy of a letter, accompanying said acts, from the present session, to the 31st of March, inclusive.

of the United States, will, at the same time, be laid be Adjourned to Saturday next.

fore you, and the originals deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

GEO. WASHINGTON,
SATURDAY, April 3.

United States, April 6, 1790.
A Message from the President of the United
States informed Congress, that the Legislature of
South Carolina had adopted the articles proposed

Tuesday, April 6. by them to the Legislatures of the several States, Mr. Few reported, from the committee apas amendments to the Constitution of the several pointed on the 30th March, to take into consideraStates.

tion the bill for regulating the military establishMr. Ellsworth, from the committee appointed ment of the United States. to state the compensation due to the members of On motion that the consideration of the report the Senate for the present session, reported the be postponed, sums due to each ; which was

It passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, To lie on the table.

Wednesday, April 7.
MONDAY, April 5.

Ordered, That Messrs. EllswORTA, Joax: A message from the House of Representatives ston, and Strong, be a committee to bring in a informed the Senate, that they agree to all the bill for the government of the territory of the amendments of the Senate to the bill to promote United States south of the river Ohio. the progress of useful arts, except the tenth, to A message from the House of Representative which they do not agree.

informed the Senate, that they have passed The Senate proceeded to consider the message bill further to suspend part of an act, entile from the House of Representatives, together with An act to regulate the collection of the dute the bill to provide for the progress of useful arts, imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or tesa and the disagreement of the House of Represen-sels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises, ima tatives to their tenth amendment; and,

ported into the United States ;” in which they Resolved, That the Senate do recede from the request the concurrence of the Senate. said amendment.

Ordered, That this bill have the first reading Mr. STRONG, on behalf of the managers ap- at this time. pointed, the 25th March, to confer with a con- Ordered, That to-morrow be assigned for the mittee of the House of Representatives on the second reading of this bill. amendments of the Senate to the bill to provide for the remission or mitigation of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain cases, reported, " That,

THURSDAY, April 8. having conferred with the managers on the part of the House of Representatives, they could come proceeded in the second reading of the bill further

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate to no agreement on the subject-matter of the said | io suspend part of an act, entitled " An act to amendments."

regulate the collection of the duties imposed by The Senate proceeded to the second reading of law on the tonnage of ships or vessels

, and on the bill providing for holding a treaty or treaties, goods, wares, and merchandises, imported into the to establish peace with certain Indian tribes. United States."

Ordered, That the consideration thereof be Ordered. That this bill be committed to Mestre postponed

Langdon, ELLSWORTH, and Dalton.
The following Message from the President OF
THE UNITED STATES was communicated to the
Senate by his Secretary:

Friday, April 9.
Gentlemen of the Senate and

Mr. Langdon reported from the committee House of Representatives :

appointed on the 8th of April, on the bill furtbe

! I have directed my private Secretary to lay before late the collection of the duties imposed by lapis

to suspend part of an act entitled " An act to regtTu New York, which have been transmitted to me by wares

, and merchandises, imported into the Created the Governor thereof, viz :

“An act declaring it to be the duty of the sheriffs States;" which report was accepted as an ament of the several counties within this State, to receive and ment to the bill. safe-keep such prisoners as shall be committed under The Senate proceeded to the second reading of the authority of the United States ;"

the last mentioned bill. “ An act for vesting in the United States of America Ordered, That the rules be so far dispensed the light-house, and the lands thereunto belonging, at with as that this bill have the third reading at this Sandy Hook;" and

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Resolved, That this bill do pass, with two for the punishment of certain crimes against the amendments.

United States, and, Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a mes- On motion, sage to the House of Representatives, and re- The further consideration thereof was postquest their concurrence in the amendments to poned until to-morrow. this bill.

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of Mr. Ellsworth reported, from the committee the bill "for the government of the territory of appointed April 7th, " A bill for the government the United States south of the river Ohio.” of the territory of the United States south of the Ordered, That this bill have the third reading river Ohio.”

to-morrow. Ordered, That this bill have the first reading The Senate resumed the second reading of the at this time.

bill for regulating the military establishment of Ordered, That Monday next be assigned for the United States. the second reading of this bill.

On motion to postpone the further consideration

thereof, it passed in the affirmative. MONDAY, April 12. The Senate proceeded to the second reading of

WEDNESDAY, April 14. the bill " for the government of the territory of The Senate proceeded to the third reading of the United States south of the river Ohio," and the bill " for the government of the territory of

Ordered, That it be printed for the use of the the United States south of the river Ohio." Senate.

Resolved, That this bill do pass; that the title A message from the House of Representatives of it be “ An act for the government of the terriinformed the Senate that they adhere to their dis- tory of the United States south of the river Ohio;". agreement to the amendment proposed by the that it be engrossed and carried to the House of Senate to the bill to provide for the remission or Representatives for concurrence therein. mitigation of fines, forfeitures, or penalties, in cer- The Senate resumed the consideration of the tain cases; and that they concur in the bill for the amendments to the bill for the punishment of punishment of certain crimes against the United certain crimes against the United States; whereStates, with sundry amendments, to which they upon, request the concurrence of the Senate :

Resolved, That they do agree to the amendments They also concur with the Senate in their proposed in the 1st, 3d, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, amendments to the bill further to suspend part of 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 234, 25th, and 27th secan act entitled." An act to regulate the collection tions; to the proposed amendments in section of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of 19th, line 1; section 20th, line 1; section 26th, ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and mer- lines 9 and 10; and in the additional clause prochandises, imported into the United States." posed to the bill;

The Senate proceeded to consider the adherence That they do disagree to the amendments in of the House of Representatives to their amend-section 19, line 2 ; section 20, line 3; section 26, ment to the bill to provide for the remission or line 2; and that they do agree to the amendments mitigation of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in in section 28, with an amendment. certain cases.

Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a mesOrdered, That the further consideration thereof sage to the House of Representatives accordingly. be postponed until to-morrow.

The amendments of the House of Representatives to the bill for the punishment of certain

THURSDAY, April 15. crimes against the United States, were read; The Senate resumed the second reading of the · And, on motion,

bill to regulate the military establishment of the Ordered, That they lie until to-morrow for con- United States; and, after progress, the further sideration.

consideration thereof was postponed.

Tuesday, April 13. James Gunn, from Georgia, attended.

Friday, April 16. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve The Senate proceeded in the consideration or of the House of Representatives, adhering to their the bill for regulating the military establishment disagreement to the amendment of the Senate to of the United States. the bill to provide for the remission or mitiga- On motion that the bill be recommitted, it passtion of fines, forfeitures, and penalties, in certain ed in the affirmative. cases, and,

Resolved, That the Senate do adhere to their amendment to the said bill.

MONDAY, April 19. Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a mes- A message from the House of Representatives sage to the House of Representatives accord- informed the Senate that they have receded from ingly.

such of their amendments to the bill for the punThe Senate proceeded to consider the amend- ishment of certain crimes against the United ments of the House of Representatives to the bill States as were disagreed to by the Senate; and

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[APRIL. 1790. do concur with the Senate in the amendment to Ordered, That a message be carried to the their amendment of the said bill.

House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. SCHUYLER, from the committee appointed TUESDAY, April 20.

yesterday, to take into consideration the bill for

the relief of a certain description of officers thereMr. Few, from the committee appointed on the in mentioned, reported: 30th March, to take into consideration the bill for And on the question, "Shall this bill have a regulating the military establishment of the Uni- third reading ?"" it passed in the negative. ted States, reported; which report, being considered, was adopted as amendments to the bill. Ordered, That this bill have the third reading

Monday, April 26. to-morrow.

The petition of Messrs. Bertier and Co.

, merchants of the city of Philadelphia, was read, staiWEDNESDAY, April 21.

ing that certain goods consigned to them on board

of the ship Van Staphorst, Captain Atkinson, Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

were seized by one of the inspectors of the port proceeded to the third reading of the bill for re- of Baltimore, in consequence of a mistake comgulating the military establishment of the United mitted by the mate of said ship, although without States. Resolved, That this bill do pass, with amend- any intention of fraud ; and praying that Con

gress would make such provision for their relief

. ments. Ordered, That a message be sent to the House Congress, as in their wisdom shall seem just.

in an act said to be under the consideration of of Representatives, requesting their concurrence in the amendments.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate A message from the House of Representatives continue in force an act, passed at the last session

proceeded to the second reading of the bill, * to informed the Senate that they had passed a bill of Congress, entitled "An act to regulate pro for the relief of a certain description of officers cesses in the courts of the United States.'” therein mentioned, in which they request the con

Ordered, That this bill have the third reading currence of the Senate.

The Senate proceeded to the first reading of said bill. Ordered, That this bill have the second reading

TUESDAY, April 27. to-morrow.

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

proceeded to the third reading of the bill, * 80 Thursday, April 22.

continue in force an act, passed at the last session Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

of Congress, to regulate processes in the courts of

the United States;" and proceeded to the second reading of the bill for the relief of a certain description of officers therein of it be " An act to continue in force an act, pase

Resolved, That this bill do pass; that the title mentioned.

Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. ed at the last session of Congress, entitled An SCHUYLER, Hawkins, and ELLSWORTH.

act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States ;' ” that the bill be engrossed, and car

ried to the House of Representatives for concur Friday, April 23.

rence therein. Mr. STRONG, from the committee appointed

On motion, January 19, reported a bill “ to continue in force mittee, appointed 11th February, “ to report a plan

Ordered, That Mr. LEE be added to the coman act, passed at the last session of Congress, 'to for the regulation of the trade of the United regulate processess in the courts of the United States, with the countries and settlements of the States;'" which was read the first time.

Ordered, That this bill have the second reading European Powers in America,” and to whom also on Monday next.

was referred the petition of the merchants of New A message from the House of Representatives

Hampshire. informed the Senate that they had agreed to the amendments of the Senate to the bill for regulating the military establishment of the United

WEDNESDAY, April 28. States, with an amendment to the 8th amend- On motion, ment of the 5th section, by inserting the words "twenty-four," instead of eighteen," proposed MORRIS, Izard, and Butler, be a committee.co

Ordered, That Messrs. Carroll, ELLSWORTE by the Senate to be inserted. The Senate proceeded to consider the above gress to make, in the present session, respectin?

consider what provisions will be proper for Com message from the House of Representatives ; and, the State of Rhode Island.

Resolved, That they do recede from their amend- The Senate then entered on Executive busiment to said bill, so far as to concur with the ness. House of Representatives in their amendment to The following Message from the PRESIDENT OP the amendment.

THE UNITED STATEs was read:

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Gentlemen of the Senate :

means of intercourse between the United States I nominate George Wray, to be Collector of the and foreign nations; and, a bill to provide for mitport of Hampton, in the State of Virginia, in the place igating or remitting the forfeitures and penalties of Jacob Wray, resigned. Also,

accruing under the revenue laws, in certain cases John McCullough, to be Surveyor of the port of rein mentioned ; to which they request the Swansborough, in the district of Wilmington; and, concurrence of the Senate.

William Benson, to be Surveyor of the port of Wind- The House of Representatives have also consor, in the district of Edenton, both in the State of curred in the bill to continue in force an act passNorth Carolina.

ed at the last session of Congress, entitled "An act G. WASHINGTON.

to regulate processes in the Courts of the United UNITED STATES, April 28th, 1790.

States;" and in the bill for the government of the Ordered, That the Message lie for considera- territory of the United States south of the river tion.

Ohio. with amendments; to which amendments they request the concurrence of the Senate.

The House of Representatives have also apTHURSDAY, April 29.

pointed Messrs. SHERMAN, Smith, (of South CarMr. Ellsworth, from the committee appoint-Jolina,) and Vining, a committee to confer with ed 15th January. to bring in a bill in addition to any committee to be appointed by the Senate, to an act to establish the Judicial Courts of the consider and report whether any, and what, furUnited States, and to whom was referred the peti- ther regulations are necessary for conducting the tion of the merchants of New Hampshire, report- business between the two Houses; in which they ed a bill " for giving effect to the acts therein men- request the concurrence of the Senate. tioned, in respect to the State of North Carolina, The bill supplemental to the act for establishand to amend the said act."

ing the salaries of the Executive officers of Gov. Ordered, That this bill be now read the first ernment, with their assistants and clerks, was read time.

the first time. Ordered, That this bill be read the second time The bill for the encouragement of learning, by to-morrow.

securing the copies of maps, charts, books, and On motion, That the doors of the Senate other writings, to the authors and proprietors of Chamber shall be open when the Senate is sitting such copies, during the times therein mentioned, in their Legislative capacity, to the end, that such was read the first time. of the citizens of the United States as may choose The bill providing the means of intercourse beto hear the debates of this House, may have an tween the United States and foreign nations, was opportunity of so doing :"

read the first time; and, A motion was made, that the consideration The bill to provide for mitigating or remitting thereof be postponed until to-morrow; and it the forfeitures and penalties accruing under the passed in the affirmative.

revenue laws, in certain cases therein mentioned, Ordered, That Mr. Strong be added to the was read the first time. committee appointed the 28th April,“

to consider Ordered, That these several bills have their what provisions will be proper for Congress to second reading on Monday next. make, in the present session, respecting the State The Senate proceeded, agreeably to the order of Rhode Island,” instead of Mr, Butler, excused of the day, to consider the motion made yesterat his own desire, his colleague being on the com- day, to wit: “That the doors of the Senate Chammittee.

ber shall be open when the Senate is sitting in The Senate then entered on Executive busi- their Legislative capacity, to the end, that such of ness, and advised and consented to the nomina- the citizens of the United States as may choose to tions yesterday made to them by the President. hear the debates of this House, may have an op

portunity of so doing;" and, the question being Friday, April 30.

taken, it passed in the negative.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate of the House of Representatives, appointing a proceeded to the second reading of the bill “ for committee on their part, " to confer with any comgiving effect to the acts therein mentioned, in re- mittee appointed by the Senate, to consider and spect to the State of North Carolina, and to amend report whether any, and what, further regulations the said act.”

are necessary for conducting the business between Ordered, That this bill have the third reading the two Houses;" and on Monday next.

Resolved, That the Senate concur therein, and A message from the House of Representatives that Messrs. LEE, IZARD, and STRONG, be the cominformed the Senate, that they had passed a bill mittee on the part of the Senate. supplemental to the act for establishing the sala- Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the ries of the Executive officers of Government, with House of Representatives herewith. their assistants and clerks; a bill for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, books, and other writings, to ihe au

Monday, May 3. thors and proprietors of such copies, during the The order of the day being called for, the Setimes therein mentioned; a bill providing the nate proceeded to the second reading of the bill

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[May, 1790. supplemental to the act for establishing the sala

Tuesday, May 4. ries of the Executive officers of Government, with

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate their assistants and clerks.

resumed the consideration of the amendments to Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. the bill for the government of the territory of the Few, Izard, and Ellsworth, to consider and re- United States south of the river Ohio. port what is proper to be done thereon.

Resolved, That the Senate do not agree to the The Senate proceeded to the second reading of proposed amendments. the bill providing the means of intercourse be- Ordered, That a message be sent to the House tween the United States and foreign nations. of Representatives, to acquaint them therewith.

Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. The Senate proceeded to the third reading of STRONG, ELLSWORTH, CARROLL, Maclay, and the bill to provide for mitigating or remitting the Few.

forfeitures and penalties accruing under the reA message from the House of Representatives venue laws, in certain cases therein mentioned. informed the Senate, that they had passed a bill Resolved, That they concur therein, with to allow compensation to John Ely for his attend- amendments. ance as a physician and surgeon on the prisoners Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the of the United States; and, that they had passed a House of Representatives therewith, and request bill to prescribe the mode in which the public acts, their concurrence in the amendments. records, and judicial proceedings, in each State, The Senate proceeded to the second reading of shall be authenticated, so as to take effect in every the bill to prescribe the mode in which the public other State; in which they request the concur- records and judicial proceedings in each State rence of the Senate ; and, that they have also ap- shall be authenticated, so as to take effect in every pointed Messrs. Benson, CLYMER, HUNTINGTON,

other State. MOORE, and CARROLL, a committee, to join with Ordered, That this bill have the third reading a committee to be appointed by the Senate, toto-morrow. consider and report their opinion on the question,

The Senate resumed the second reading of the " When, according to the Constitution, the terms bill providing for holding a treaty or treaties, to for which the President, Vice President, Senators, establish peace with certain Indian tribes. and Representatives, have been respectively cho- Ordered, That the consideration hereof be fursen, shall be deemed to have commenced ?i and, ther postponed. also, to consider of, and report, their opinion on The Senate proceeded to the second reading of such other matters as they shall conceive have re- the bill for the encouragement of learning, by selation to this question ; and request the concur- curing the copies of maps, charts, books, and other rence of the Senate in the appointment of a com- writings, to the authors and proprietors of such mittee on their part.

copies, during the times therein mentioned. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Ordered. That it be committed to Messrs. the resolve of the House of Representatives, ap- REED, PATERSON, and Johnson. pointing a committee to confer on the question A message from the House of Representatives recited

message
of this day.

informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill Resolved, That the Senate do concur therein, to authorize the issuing of certificates to a certain and that Messrs. ElLSWORTH, King, and Mor-description of invalid officers, in which they reRis, be appointed to confer on the part of the quest the concurrence of the Senate. Senate.

Ordered, That the bill last mentioned be now The Senate proceeded to the third reading of read the first time. the bill " for giving effect to the act therein men

Ordered, That this bill have the second readtioned, in respect to the State of North Carolina, ing to-morrow. and to amend the said act." Resolved, That this bill do pass; that the title

Wednesday, May 5. of it be " An act for giving effect to the act therein The Senate proceeded to the third reading of mentioned, in respect to the State of North Caro- the bill to prescribe the mode in which the public lina, and to amend the said act;" that it be en- acts, records, and judicial proceedings, in each grossed, and carried to the House of Representa- State, shall be authenticated, so as to take effect tives for concurrence therein.

in every other State, which was passed. The Senate proceeded to the first reading of The Senate proceeded to the second reading of the bill to prescribe the mode in which the public the bill to authorize the issuing of certificates to a acts, records, and judicial proceedings, in each certain description of invalid officers. State, shall be authenticated, so as to take effect Ordered, That it be committed to Messrs in every other State.

Schuyler, Hawkins, and ELLSWORTH. Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate Mr. Carroll reported, from the committee approceeded to the second reading of the bill, en pointed the 28th of April, “to consider what titled "An act to provide for mitigating or re-provisions will be proper for Congress to make in mitting the forfeitures and penalties accruing un- the present session, respecting the State of Rhode der the revenue laws, in certain therein Island." mentioned;" and, after progress, the Senate ad- Ordered, That Monday next be assigned to journed.

take this report into consideration.

in their

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