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[July, 1790. duties on impost and tonnage as may be sufficient is bill further to provide for the payment of the inhereby pledged and appropriated :”

valid pensioners of the United States; to which It passed in the affirmative.

they desire the concurrence of the Senate. And, on motion to expunge this whole para- Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate graph, the yeas and nays were required by one-proceeded to the third reading of the engrossed fifth of the Senators present, and were:

bill to determine the permanent seat

of Congress Yeas—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, and the Government of the United States. Elmer, Foster, Henry, Johnson, King, Langdon, Lee,

On motion to strike out these words, in the first Maclay, Morris, Paterson, Read, Schuyler, Strong, enacting clause " between the mouths of the EastWalker, and Wingate-19.

ern Branch and Connogochegue," and insert Nays-Messrs. Butler, Few, Gunn, Hawkins, John-" within thirty miles of Hancock Town :" ston, Izard, and Stanton—7.

It passed in the negative.

On motion to strike out these words, from the So it passed in the affirmative.

On the question, Shall this bill pass to the fifth enacting clause of the bill,“ the first Monthird reading?

day of December next,” and insert the first The yeas

and nays were required by one-fifth Monday in May next;" the yeas and days were of the Senators present, and were:

required by one-fifth of the Senators present, and

were : YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Elmer, Few, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Langdon, Lee,

YEAS--Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, FosMaclay, Morris, Read, Walker, and Wingate-16.

ter, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuy. Nays-Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Foster, John-ler, Stanton, and Strong--13. son, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuyler, Stanton, and

Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Elmer, Gunn, Strong-10.

Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Read,

Walker, and Wingate 13.
So it passed in the affirmative.
Ordered, That this bill be engrossed.

The numbers being equal, the Vice PRESIDENT The Senate proceeded to the second reading of determined the question in the negative. the bill for giving effect to an act, entitled " An

A motion was made to restore the following act providing for the enumeration of the inhabit- clause, which it was agreed yesterday should be

struck ants of the United States," in respect to the State

out, to wit: of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

“ And cause to be borrowed a sum not exceeding Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. one hundred thousand dollars, at an interest not er.

Mr. Johnston, from the committee appointed ceeding six per cent.; for payment of which, and reJune the 24th, to take into consideration the bill payment of the principal within twenty years, so much to establish the Post Office and post roads within of the duties on impost and tonnage as may be sufthe United States, reported amendments; which ficient is hereby pledged and appropriated.” were read.

And it passed in the negative. Ordered, That the report lie until to-morrow

On the question, Shall this bill pass ? The for consideration.

yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of the The Senate proceeded to the second reading of Senators present, and were: the bill to provide more effectually for the settle- YEAS-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Elmer, ment of the accounts between the United States Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Langdon, Lee, and the individual States; and, after progress, the Maclay, Morris, Read, and Walker-14. further consideration thereof was postponed until Nays—Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, Foster, to-morrow.

Johnson, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuyler, Stanton,

Strong, and Wingate -12.
Thursday, July 1.

So it was Resolved, That this bill do pass, and The Senate proceeded to the third reading of that the title of it be "An act for establishing the the bill for giving effect to an act, entitled "Antemporary and permanent seat of the Governact providing for the enumeration of the inhabit- ment of the United States.'' ants of the United States," in respect to the State Ordered, That the Secretary carry this bill to of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. the House of Representatives, and desire their Resolved, That this bill do pass.

concurrence therein. The Senate proceeded in the second reading of the bill for the government and regulation of sea

FRIDAY, July 2. men in the merchants' service.

The petition of John Fitch was read, stating Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. sundry improvements which he has made in apDalton, Morris, and Langdon.

plying steam to the purposes of propelling boats The Senate proceeded to the second reading of or vessels through the water, and requesting “a the bill to provide more effectually for the settle- law in his favor, independent of the general one ment of the accounts between the United States now in force." and the individual States.

The bill further to provide for the payment of Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. the invalid pensioners of the United States, was KING, STRONG, Read, ELLSWORTH, and Hawkins. read the first time.

A message from the House of Representatives Ordered, That this bill do pass to the second informed the Senate, that they have passed the reading.

July, 1790.]

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[Senate.

Ordered, That the motion made June the 14th, proceeded to the third reading of the bill to estab" that provision shall be made the next session of lish the Post Office and post roads within the Congress for loaning to the United States a sum United States. not exceeding twenty-two millions of dollars," be On motion to restore the first and second paracommitted to Messrs. CARROLL, LEE, STRONG, graphs, ordered to be expunged : ELLSWORTH, and PATERSON.

It passed in the negative. The Senate proceeded to the second reading of Ordered, That the further consideration of the bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the this bill be postponed. Indian tribes.

Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. Hawkins, Few, and SCHUYLER.

Tuesday, July 6. The Senate proceeded in the consideration of

Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate the report of the committee on the bill to estab-proceeded to the third reading of the bill to eslish the Post Office and post roads within the tablish the Post Office and post roads within the United States; and, after progress, the Senate ad- United States. journed.

Resolved, That this bill do pass with amendThe Senate entered on Executive business. ments. The following Message from the President of The Senate proceeded to consider the report of THE UNITED STATES was read:

the committee on the bill to provide more effectGentlemen of the Senate :

ually for the settlement of the accounts between I nominate Henry Merchant, to be Judge; William the United States and the individual States, and Channing, to be Attorney; and William Peck, to be agreed to amend the bill accordingly. Marshal of the Judicial Court of the United States

Ordered, That this bill do pass to a third reading. within the district of Rhode Island and Providence The Senate proceeded to the second reading of Plantations.

the bill further to provide for the payment of the I likewise nominate the following persons to fill offi- invalid pensioners of the United States. ces in the Revenue Department of the United States, Ordered, That this bill do pass to a third reading. within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, viz:

Wednesday, July 7. Ebenezer Thompson, to be Naval Officer of the port of Providence, in the place of Theodore Foster, who is

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of appointed a Senator of the United States. Daniel El the bill further to provide for the payment of the dridge Updike, to be Surveyor of the port of North invalid pensioners of the United States. Kingstown. Job Comstock, to be Surveyor of the port

Resolved, That this bill do pass with an amendof East Greenwich. Nathaniel Phillips, to be Surveyor

ment. of the ports of Warren and Barrington. Samuel Boz

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of worth, to be Surveyor of the port of Bristol. George Stillman, to be Surveyor of the port of the Pawcatuck the bill to provide more effectually for the seitleriver. John Anthony Aborn, to be Surveyor of the port ment of the accounts between the United States of Patuxet.

and the individual States. GEO. WASHINGTON. Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. UNITED STATES, July 2, 1790.

Morris, SCHUYLER, KING, LEE, and ELLSWORTH. Ordered, That the Message lie for consider

Mr. Dalton, from the committee appointed on

the bill for the government and regulation of seaation.

men in the merchants' service, reported; which, SATURDAY, July 3.

being read, it was agreed that the bill should be

amended accordingly. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading: the report of the committee appointed June the

Mr. Schuyler, from the committee appointed 24th, on the bill to establish the Post Office and May the 4th, on the bill to authorize the issuing post roads within the United States, and it was of certificates to a certain description of invalid agreed to amend the bill accordingly.

officers, reported: whereupon, Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading.

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading, Mr. King, from the committee appointed July

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of ist, on the bill to provide more effectually for the the bill last mentioned ; and, settlement of the accounts between the United

Resolved, That they do not concur therein. States and the individual States, reported amendOrdered, That the consideration of the report

THURSDAY, July 8. be postponed. The Senate then entered on Executive busi- the bill for the government and regulation of sea

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of ness, and confirmed all the nominations to office men in the merchants service. in Rhode Island, except that of Daniel Eldridge

Resolved, That this bill do pass with amendUpdike, postponed for want of information.

Mr. Morris reported, from the committee apMONDAY, July 5.

pointed July the 7th, on the bill to provide more Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate l effectually for the settlement of the accounts be

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tween the United States and the individual States; dian tribes, except the third, to which they dis and it was agreed to amend the bill accordingly. agree.

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. The Senate proceeded to the consideration a

Mr. Hawkins reported, from the committee their amendments disagreed to by the House o appointed July the 2d, on the bill to regulate trade Representatives, to the bill to establish Post Oi. and intercourse with the Indian tribes; and it was fices and post roads within the United States; agreed to amend the bill accordingly.

and Ordered, That this bill pass to a ihird reading. Resolved, That they insist on their amendments

disagreed to by the House of Representatives

, that FRIDAY, July 9.

a conference be desired with such managers as the

House of Representatives may appoint, on the dis The Senate proceeded to the third reading of agreeing voies of the two Houses ; and tba: the bill to regulate trade and intercourse with the Messrs. Ellsworth, King, and Strone, be maiIndian tribes.

agers at the conference on the part of the Senate Resolved, That this bill do pass with amend

The Senate proceeded to consider their amendments.

ment, disagreed to by the House of RepresentaThe Senate proceeded to the third reading of tives, on the bill for the government and regulathe bill to provide more effectually for the settle-tion of seamen in the merchant service. ment of the accounts between the United States

Resolved, That they recede from their amendand the individual States.

ment to this bill. Resolved, That this bill do pass with amend

The Senate proceeded to consider their thir. ments.

amendment, disagreed to by the House of Reprë The Senate proceeded in the second reading of sentatives, to the bill to regulate trade and interthe bill providing for holding a treaty or treaties course with the Indian tribes, and to establish peace with certain Indian tribes.

Resolved, That they insist on their amendment Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. to the said bill. SCHUYLER, GUNN, and LANGDON.

Mr. Read, from the committee appointed on

the 29th of June, on the bill imposing duties of MONDAY, July 12.

the tonnage of ships or vessels, reported the bil

without amendment; whereupon, Mr. Carroll reported, from the committee ap- Ordered, That this bill be now read the thiri pointed July the 2d, on the motion that provision time. shall be made the next session of Congress for Resolved, That this bill do pass. loaning to the United States a sum not exceeding twenty-two millions of dollars, in certificates issued by the respective States for services or supplies

TUESDAY, July 13. towards the prosecution of the late war; which report was read ; and,

A message from the House of Representatire: Ordered, That the said report be printed for the the proposed conference on the bill to estabilis

informed the Senate, that they have agreed ! A message from the House of Representatives States, and have appointed managers on their informed the Senate that they have agreed to the amendment of the Senate to the bill further 10

part: provide for the payment of the invalid pensioners amendment proposed by the Senate to the bridlice

They insist on their disagreement to the thir: ments of the Senate to the bill to establish the having appointed managers on their part, en They

disagree to the first and second amend-tribesand a desire a conference thereon nault States; they disagree to the first amendment in ment of managers at the

proposed conference

, the 11th section, and to the several amendments in the 13th, 23, 24th, and 31st sections, and the committee appointed July the 24, on the rain

The Senate proceeded to consider the report on agree to all the other amendments proposed by the tion. That provision shall be made the one Senate; They disagree to the third amendment of the

sion of Congress, for loaning to the United Stats Senate to the bill for the government and regula- liars" which report is in the words following

a sum not exceeding twenty-two millions of da tion of seamen in the merchants' service; and

Whereas, a provision for the debt of the respect by the Senate; they agree to all the other amendments proposed States by the United States would be greatly condad" They have also passed the bill sent from the the public finances; would tend to an equal distrito

to an orderly, economical, and effectual arrangement ? porary and permanent seat of the Government of States; would promote more general justice the United States. Senate for concurrence, for establishing the tem- tion of burdens among the citizens of the site

different classes of public creditors, and would set 13 informed the Senate that they agree to all the debts having been essentially contracted in the present

A message from the House of Representatives give stability to public credit: And whereas, the n' amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill tion of the late war, it is just that such provision should to regulate trade and intercourse with the In-l be made :

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Resolved, That a loan be proposed, to the amount of But as certain States have respectively issued their twenty-one millions of dollars, and that subscriptions own certificates in exchange for those of the United to the said loan be received at the same times and States, whereby it might happen that interest might be places, by the same persons, and upon the same terms, twice payable on the same sum : as in respect to the loan which may be proposed con- Resolved, That the payment of interest, whether to cerning the domestic debt of the United States, subject States or individuals, in respect to the debt of any State to the exceptions and qualifications hereafter men- by which such exchange shall have been made, shall tioned. And that the sums which shall be subscribed be suspended, until it shall appear, to the satisfaction of to the said loan shall be payable in the principal and the Secretary of the Treasury, that certificates issued interest of the certificates or notes, which, prior to the for that purpose, by such State, have been re-exchanged first day of January last, were issued by the respective or redeemed, or until those which shall not have been States, as acknowledgments or evidences of debts by re-exchanged or redeemed shall be surrendered to the them respectively owing, and which shall appear, by United States. oath or affirmation, (as the case may be,) to have been

And it is further the property of an individual or individuals, or body Resolved, That the faith of the United States be, and politic, other than a State, on the said first day of Janu- the same is hereby, pledged to make like provision for ary last. Provided, That no greater sum shall be re- the payment of interest on the amount of the stock ceived in the certificates of any State, than as follows, arising from subscriptions to the said loan, with the that is to say:

provision which shall be made touching the loan that [ In those of New Hampshire,

$300,000 may be proposed in the domestic debt of the United In those of Massachusetts,

4,000,000

States; and so much of the debt of each State as shall In those of Rhode Island and Providence

be subscribed to the said loan, shall be a charge against Plantations,

200,000 such State in account with the United States. In those of Connecticut,

1,600,000 It was agreed that the preamble should be postIn those of New York,

1,200,000 poned. In those of New Jersey,

800,000 A motion was made to amend the first paraIn those of Pennsylvania,

2,200,000 graph of the report, as follows: In those of Delaware,

200,000 In those of Ma

After the word persons,” in the third line, strike out land,

800,000 In those of Virginia,

"and upon the same terms as in respect to the loans 3,200,000

which In those of North Carolina,

be proposed concerning the domestic debt 2,200,000

may In those of South Carolina,

of the United States;" and insert, after the word “men4,000,000

tioned,” in the 5th line, as follows: “And the subscriIn those of Georgia,

300,000 bers shall receive certificates for the principal and in$21,000,000

terest of the sum so subscribed, one of which certificates

shall purport that the United States owe to the holder And, Provided, That no such certificate shall be re- or holders thereof, his, her, or their assigns, a sum equal ceived, which, from the tenor thereof, or from any pub- to two-thirds of the said sum so subscribed, bearing an lic record, act, or document, shall appear, or can be interest of six per centum per annum, payable quarter ascertained to have been issued for any purpose other yearly, and subject to redemption by payments not ex. than compensations and expenditures for services or ceeding, in one year, on account both of principal and supplies towards the prosecution of the late war, and interest, the proportion of eight dollars upon a hundred the defence of the United States, or of some part thereof of the sum mentioned in such certificate ; and, to anoduring the same.

ther certificate, purporting that the United States owe Resolved, That the interest upon the certificates to the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or their assigns, which shall be received in payment of the sums sub- a sum equal to twenty-six dollars and eighty-eight scribed towards the said loan, shall be computed to the cents on every hundred dollars of the sum so subscribed, last day of the year one thousand seven hundred and which, after the year one thousand eight hundred, shall ninety-one, inclusively; and the interest upon the bear an interest of six per centum per annum, payable stock, which shall be created by virtue of the said loan, quarter yearly, and subject to redemption by payments shall commence or begin to accrue on the first day of the not exceeding, in one year, on account both of principal year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and and interest, the proportion of eight dollars upon a hun. shall be payable quarter yearly, at the same time, and dred of the sum mentioned in such certificate : Provided in like manner, as the interest on the stock to be always, That it shall not be understood that the United created by virtue of the loan that may be proposed in States shall be bound, or obliged to redeem, in the prothe domestic debt of the United States.

portion aforesaid, but it shall be understood only that Resolved, That if the whole sum allowed to be sub- they have a right so to do." scribed in the debt or certificates of any State as aforesaid, shall not be subscribed within the time for that the opinion of the Senate whether the debts of

On motion, to postpone the amendment to take purpose limited, such State shall be entitled to receive the individual States shall be assumed by the and shall receive from the United States, at the rate of

United States : four per centum per annum, upon so much of the said

The motion for postponement passed in the sum as shall not have been so subscribed, in trust for the non-subscribing creditors of such State, to be paid negative. in like manner as the interest on the stock which may

On motion, to postpone the report of the combe created by virtue of the said loan, and to continue mittee to take up the bill entitled “ An act make until there shall be a settlement of accounts between ing provision for the debt of the United States:' the United States and the individual States; and, in It passed in the negative. case a balance shall then appear in favor of such State, On motion, until provision shall be made for the said balance. Resolved, That the rule prescribed for the se

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SENATE.]
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[July, 1790. cond reading of bills be adopted in considering to the words “ January last,” inclusive, was this report of the committee.

agreed to. On motion, to strike out the words “twenty-one A motion was made to add to the paragraph millions of dollars,” in the first paragraph of the last agreed to, after the words " January last," report, and that it stand a blank:

"and in bills of the new emission money due It passed in the negative.

from the States respectively; and

It passed in the negative.

On motion, it was agreed to adopt the clauses WEDNESDAY, July 14.

of the report in course to the end of the schedule. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve first resolve reported, to wit: from the words and

On motion, to expunge the last paragraph of the of the House of Representatives of the 13th of July, proposing a conference on the third amend provided” to the word "same,” inclusive. ment of the Senate to the bill to regulate trade

It passed in the negative. and intercourse with the Indian tribes; and

On the question to agree to this paragraph, Resolved, That the Senate agree to the proposed

It passed in the affirmative. conference, and that Messrs. SchuYLER, ELLS-resolution to the reported words “ United States."

On motion, it was agreed to adopt the second WORTH, and STRONG, be managers thereof

inclusive. part of the Senate. A message from the House of Representatives striking out these reported words, at the rate di

On motion to amend the third 'resolution, by informed the Senate that they have disagreed to

four all the amendments of the Senate to the bill to

per centum per annum," and insert,

terest of provide more effectually for the settlement of the

per centum per annum, at the same accounts between the United States and the in- rate as shall be allowed to the domestic creditors

of the United States:" dividual States; they propose a conference on the amendments, and, having appointed mana

It passed in the negative. gers on their part, desire the concurrence of the On motion to adopt the third resolution, as Senate in their appointment of managers at the follows: proposed conference.

Resolved, That, if the whole of the sum allowed w The Senate took into consideration the resolve be subscribed in the debt or certificates of any State, as of the House of Representatives of this day, pro- aforesaid, shall not be subscribed within the time for posing a conference on the bill to provide more that purpose limited, such State shall be entitled to reeffectually for the settlement of the accounts ceive, and shall receive from the United States, at the between the United States and the individual rate of four per centum per annum, upon so much of States.

the said sum as shall not have been so subscribed, in Resolved, That the Senate agree to the con- be paid in like manner as the interest on the stock which

trust for the non-subscribing creditors of such State

, to ference, and that Messrs. Ellsworth, King, and LEE, be managers thereof on the part of the may be created by virtue of the said loan, and to con

tinúe until there shall be a settlement of accounts ber The Senate resumed the consideration of the in case a balance shall then appear in favor of such

tween the United States and the individual States, and report of the committee appointed July 22, on State, until provision shall be made for the said balance." the motion “That provision shall be made the next session of Congress for loaning to the United of the Senators present, and were:

The yeas and nays were required by one-ith States a sum not exceeding twenty-two millions of dollars."

Yeas–Messrs. Bassett

, Carroll, Ellsworth, Few, On motion to agree to the following paragraph Maclay, Read, Stanton, and Walker-15.

Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, Lee

, of the report: Resolved, That a loan be proposed to the amount Langdon, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, Strong, ano

Nays-Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Elmer, Foster

, King of twenty-one millions of dollars, and that subscriptions Wingate-11. to the said loan be received at the same times and places, by the same persons, and upon the same terms,

So it passed in the affirmative.

On motion, the clauses of the report were cerning the domestic debt of the United States, subject to,

from the words, but as certain States los to the exceptions and qualifications hereafter men-| the words " United States," in the fourth resolo tioned :"

tion. The yeas and

nays were required by one-fifth On motion to expunge these words in the last of the Senators present, and were:

resolution, to wit: "From the subscriptions to the Elmer, Johnson, Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, Pater-place, “under this act:” son, Reade, Schuyler, and Strong-14.

It passed in the negative. Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Few, Foster, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Lee, Maclay, Stanton, Walker, and Win the committee was agreed to.

And, on motion, the last resolution reported by gatell.

On motion to agree to the preamble of the te So it passed in the affirmative.

port, the yeas and nays were required by On motion, the paragraph of the report follow- bifth of the Senators present, and were: ing the above, from the words “and the sums" YEAS-Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth,

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