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Elmer, Few, Foster, Johnson, Izard, King, Langdon, tion, " That provision shall be made the next sesMorris, Paterson, Read, Schuyler, and Strong-16. sion of Congress, for loaning to the United States Nays-Messrs. Bassett

, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, a sum not exceeding iwenty-two millions of dolJohnston, Lee, Maclay, Stanton, Walker, and Win-lars,” reported as follows: gate-10.

That, having maturely considered all circumstances, So it passed in the affirmative.

they are of the opinion that the principal of the domesOn motion, that this report, together with the tic debt should be funded agreeable to the third alterbill making provision for the debt of the United native in the report of the Secretary of the Treasury; States, be referred to a special committee, the yeas and that the interest which may be due thereon, inand nays were required by one-fifth of the Sena- cluding indents, be funded at the rate of three per tors present, and were:

cent. per annum, and that whatever sum the LegislaYeas-Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Gunn,

Johnson, Izard, be funded at the proportion of two-thirds thereof, agree

ture may think proper to assume of the State's debt, King, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and Strong-10. Nars_Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Ellsworth, Elmer, and the other third at three per cent. per annum.

able to the third alternative in the Secretary's report, Few, Foster, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Read, Stanton, Walker, and Wingate-16. tions for the assumption be added to the funding bill,

Your committee further recommend that the resoluSo it passed in the negative.

and the whole made one system. Ordered, That the report of the committee

It was agreed to adopt this report, except the pass to another reading.

last clause; and, on the question to agree to the

last clause, to wit: your committee further recomTHURSDAY, July 15.

mend that the resolutions for the assumption be The report of the committee on the motion, added to the funding bill, and the whole made ** That provision shall be made the next session of one system; the yeas and nays were required by Congress, for loaning to the United States a sum one-fifth of the Senators present, and were: of money not exceeding twenty-two millions of dol- YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, lars," was again read, and together with the bill Elmer, Few, Johnson, Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, entitled “ An act making provision for the debt of Paterson, Read, Schuyler, and Strong-15. the United States," was committed to Messrs.

Nays—Messrs. Bassett, Foster, Gunn, Hawkins, · BUTLER, Morris, Read, Ellsworth, King, Lee, Henry, Johnston, Lee, Maclay, Stanton, Walker, and and STRONG.

Wingate-11.

It passed in the affirmative, and the report was

agreed to. Friday, July 16.

Ordered, That the report, committed July the A message from the House of Representatives 15th, together with the bill

, entitled "An act informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill making, provision for the debt of the United to amend the “act for the establishment and sup- the committee to conform the bill to the princi

States," be recommitted, with an instruction to port of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers;" and a resolve, “ that, in the opinion of this ples of the reports. House, the business now depending before the two Houses may be finished by Tuesday the 27th

SATURDAY, July 18. instant, and that it will be convenient and proper that an adjournment of the present session of the bill providing for holding a treaty or treaties,

The Senate proceeded to the third reading of Congress should take place on that day;" in which

with certain Indian tribes. bill and resolve they desire the concurrence of the Senate.

Resolred, That this bill do pass with an amendOrdered, That the bill to amend the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, bea- the bill to amend the act for the establishment

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of cons, buoys, and public piers," be now read the and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and first time. Ordered, That this bill

public piers." to a second reading.

pass The resolve of the House of Representatives of

Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. this day, that Congress do adjourn on Tuesday recommitted the bill making provision for the

Mr. Burler, from the committee to whom was the 27th instant, was read. Ordered, That it lie for consideration.

debt of the United States, reported the bill, Mr. Schuyler reported, from the committee ap- amended upon the principles agreed on yesterday . pointed July the 9th, on the bill providing for

Ordered, That ihe bill, as amended by the holding a treaty or treaties to establish peace with committee, be printed for the consideration of the

Senate. certain Indian tribes; which report was read, and it was agreed that the bill should be amended accordingly.

MONDAY, July 19. Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading, The Senate proceeded to the third reading of

Mr. BUTLER, from the committee appointed the bill to amend the act for the establishment July the 15th on the bill making provision for the and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and debt of the United States, and to whom was com- public piers. mitted the report of the committee on the mo- Resolved, That this bill do pass.

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[JULY, 1990. A message from the House of Representatives interest, the proportion of seven dollars upon a hundred informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill, of the sum mentioned in such certificate : Procided entitled "an act to provide more effectually for always, That it shall not be understood that the United the collection of duties imposed by law on goods, States shall be bound or obliged to redeem in the prowares, and merchandise, imported into the United portion aforesaid, but it shall be understood only that States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels; they have a right so to do.” and a resolve, providing for the salaries of the The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth clerks in the office of the Commissioner of Army of the Senators present: Accounts, to which they desire the concurrence YEAS—Messrs. Gunn, King, Morris, Paterson, Sahay. of the Senate: that they have agreed to the ler, and Walker-6. amendment proposed by the Senate to the bill Nars-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Dalte, providing for holding a treaty or treaties to esta- Ellsworth, Elmer, Few, Foster, Hawkins, Henry, blish peace with certain tribes; that they have Johnston, Izard, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Read, Stanton, passed a bill making further provision for the Strong, and Wingate-19. payment of the debts of the United States, to So it passed in the negative. which they desire the concurrence of the Senate; On motion to amend the first clause of the and that they have agreed to the third amend amendment agreed to, section fourth, to read thus: ment of the Senate to the bill, entitled "An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian any part of any sum subscribed to the said loan, by any

And be it further enacted, That, for the whole or tribes." The Senate proceeded to consider the report in the principal and interest of the said domestic debt

person or persons, or body politic, which shall be paid of the committee to whom was recommitted the so as to enable the subscribers to the loan to pay their bill making provision for ihe debt of the United subscriptions in interest as well as principal." States, and the report thereon; which report being read, it was agreed to amend the bill accordingly; of the Senators present, and were:

The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth The Senate proceeded in the third reading of the bill making provision for the debt of the

Yeas—Messrs. Few, Hawkins, King, Langdan, United States, and agreed to sundry amendments. Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and Walker—8. On motion further to amend the bill , section Ellsworth, Elmer, Foster, Gunn, Henry

, Johnston

Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Dalton. third, and provide for funding of the bills of cre- Izard, Lee, Maclay, Read, Stanton, Strong, and Windit issued by the authority of the United States, at the rate of forty for one, the yeas and nays

gate-17. were required by one-fifth of the Senators present,

So it passed in the negative. and were:

On motion to amend the amendment agreed to YŁAs-Messrs. Dalton, Foster, King, Langdon, so that the fourth section may provide that the Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, Strong and Wingate—9. second certificate given to the subscriber should Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Ellsworth,

entitle him to Elmer, Few, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Izard, “ A sum to be expressed therein, equal to the pro Lee, Maclay, Read, Stanton, and Walker-16. portion of thirty-three and one-third dollars, instead of So it passed in the negative.

twenty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents, upon of On motion to amend the bill, so as that the een hundred, shall bear an interest of six per cent.

hundred of the sum so paid, which, after the year eight above-mentioned bills of credit be funded at the rate of seventy-five for one.

The yeas and days were required by one-third

of the Senators present, and were: It passed in the negative. And it was agreed, line 23d, to strike out don, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and Walker,

Yeas—Messrs. Butler, Elmer, Henry, King, Lang. "seventy-five," and fund the said bills of credit at the rate of one hundred for one; and to strike Few, Foster, Hawkins, Johnston, Izard, Lee, Maclay.

Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth out from the original bill the proviso in the third Read, Stanton, Strong, and Wingate---15. section.

So it passed in the negative. It was agreed to strike out the whole of section fourth, and insert section fourth and fifth

On motion to amend section fourth of the amended.

amendment agreed to, as follows: On motion to amend section fourth of the part of any sum subscribed to the said loan

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And be it further enacted, That for the whole or 2 amendment, to read as follows: And be it further enacted, That

, for the whole, in the principal of the said "domestic debt, the super or any part of any sum subscribed to the

said loan by ber or subscribers shall be entitled to a certificate per any person or persons, or body politic, which shall be porting that the United States owe to the holder a paid in the principal of the said domestic debt, the sub-holders thereof, his, her, or their assigns, the whole e scriber or subscribers shall be entitled to a certificate, the sum by him, her, or them subscribed, bearing som purporting that the United States owe to the holder or interest of four per centum, per annum, payable on holders thereof, his, her, or their assigns, a sum to be ter yearly, and subject to redemption by payments, ma expressed therein, equal to the sum so paid, bearing exceeding, in one year, on account of both principal ut. interest of six per centum per annum, payable quarter interest, the proportion of six dollars upon a hundred Seeding, in one year

, on account borror principalt and stood, that the United istates shall be bound, or obligat

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to redeem, in the proportion aforesaid, but it shall be The

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nays were required by one-fifth understood only that they have a right so to do :” of the Senators present, and were: The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth

YEAS---Messrs. Bassett, Few, Foster, Gunn, Hawkins, of the Senators present, and were:

Henry, Johnston, Lee, Maclay, Stanton, Walker, and YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Few, Foster, Hawkins, Wingate~12. Johnston, Maclay, Stanton, and Wingate—8.

Nars-Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth,
Nars-Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, Elmer, Johnston, Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, Pater-
Elmer, Gunn, Henry, Izard, King, Langdon, Lee, Mor- son, Read, Schuyler, and Strong-14.
ris, Paterson, Read, Schuyler, Strong, and Walker-17.

So it passed in the negative.
So it passed in the negative.

Sundry other amendments being agreed to: On motion to amend the last clause of the last Ordered, That the further consideration of this amendment agreed to, to wit, of section fifth, so bill be postponed. as to entitle the subscribers, for any sum sub- The Senate proceeded to the first reading of the scribed to the said loan, and which shall be paid bill making further provision for the payment of in the interest of the domestic debt, to a certificate the debts of the United States. for such sum subscribed, bearing an interest of six Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading. per cent.; the yeas and nays were required by The Senate proceeded to the first reading of the one-fifth of the Senators present, and were: bill “ to enable the officers and soldiers of the Vir

YEAs-Messrs. King, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, ginia line, on Continental establishment, to obtain and Walker--5.

titles to certain lands lying northwest of the river Nars Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota." Ellsworth, Elmer, Few, Foster, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading. Johnston, Izard, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Read, Stanton, The resolve providing for the salaries of the Strong, and Wingate-20.

clerks in the office of the Commissioner of Army So it passed in the negative.

Accounts” was read, and ordered to lie for conOn motion to amend the last clause of the last sideration. amendment agreed to, to wit, of section fifth, so as to entitle the subscribers, for any sum subscribed to the said loan, and which shall be paid in

WEDNESDAY, July 21. the interest of the domestic debt, to a certificate The Senate proceeded to the second reading of for the sum subscribed, bearing an interest of four the “bill making further provision for the payper cent.; the yeas and nays were required by ment of the debts of the United States." one-fifth of the Senators present, and were : Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs.

Yeas—Messrs. Elmer, Henry, King, Langdon, Mor- LEE, IZARD, Morris, Ellsworth, and Few. rison, Paterson, Schuyler, and Walker-8.

Proceeded to the second reading of the bill to Nars-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Dalton, enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia Ellsworth, Few, Foster, Gunn, Hawkins, Johnston, line, on Continental establishment, to obtain titles Izard, Lee, Maclay, Reed, Stanton, Strong, and Win- to certain lands lying northwest of the river Ohio, gate-17.

between the Little Miami and Sciota." So it passed in the negative.

Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. Sundry other amendments being agreed to,

LEE, STRONG, and ELLSWORTH. Ordered, That the further consideration of this A message from the House of Representatives bill be postponed until to-morrow.

informed the Senate that they have passed a bill "concerning Consuls and Více Consuls of the

United States in foreign parts," in which they Tuesday, July 20.

request the concurrence of the Senate. The Senate agreed to dispense with the rules Ordered, That the bill concerning Consuls and so far as that the bill “ to provide more effectually Vice Consuls of the United States in foreign for the collection of the duties imposed by law on parts be now read the first time. goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the Ordered, That this bill pass to the second United States, and on the tonnage of ships or ves- reading, sels,” be referred to Messrs. Morris, LANGDON, The Senate proceeded in the third reading of Dalton, Foster, and Henry, prior to the first the bill making provision for the debt of the reading, to consider and report thereon.

United States." A message from the House of Representatives On the question: "Shall this bill pass, as informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill amended ?" the yeas and nays were required by to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia one-fifth of the Senators present, and were: line, on Continental establishment, to obtain titles YEAs-Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, to certain lands lying northwest of the river Ohio, Elmer, Johnson, Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, Paterbetween the Little Miami and Sciota.

son, Read, Schuyler, and Strong-14. The Senate proceeded in the third reading of Nars-Messrs. Bassett, Few, Foster, Gunn, Hawkthe bill making provision for the debt of the Uni-ins, Henry, Johnston, Lee, Maclay, Stanton, Walker, ted States.

and Wingate--12. On motion to strike out the 13th, 14th, 15th,

So it was 16th, 17th, and 18th sections reported by the com- Resolved, That this bill do pass as amended. mittee:

The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve

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of the House of Representatives, “providing for Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the the salaries of the clerks in the office of the Com- House of Representatives therewith. missioner of Army Accounts."

A message from the House of Representatives Ordered, That it be committed to Messrs. Win- informed the Senate that they adhere to, and GATE, Maclay and Elmer.

insist on some, and recede from other amendments Mr. EllswORTH, from the managers on the of the Senate to the bill to establish the Post conference on the amendments of the Senate to Office and post-roads in the United States." the bill " to provide more effectually for the settle- Mr. WINGATE reported, from the committee ment of the accounts between the United States appointed July 21st, on the resolve providing and the individual States," reported.

for the salaries of the clerks in the office of the Ordered, That the report lie for consideration. Commissioner of Army Accounts."

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of THURSDAY, July 22.

the bill to provide more effectually for the collec

tion of the duties imposed by law on goods, Mr. Morris reported from the committee ap- wares, and merchandise, imported into the United pointed July the 20th, on the bill to provide more States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels

. effectually for the duties imposed by law on goods,

Ordered, That this bill be re-committed, for wares, and merchandise, imported into the United the purpose of making some further amendments. States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.

Ordered, That the rule be dispensed with, and that this bill be considered as in the second

SATURDAY, July 24. reading; in which, having made progress, the further consideration of it was postponed until

Mr. ELLSWORTH reported from the managers to-morrow.

on the bill to establish the Post Office and post informed the Senate that they have resolved: House of Representatives of the 22d of July, ado

A message from the House of Representatives roads within the United States; whereupon, the that they do insist on their disagreement to some, hering to some, insisting on some, and agreeing to and recede therefrom to other amendments

pro- other amendments of the Senate to the said bill posed by the Senate to the bill to provide more effectually for the settiement of the accounts

Resolved, That the Senate adhere to their between the United States and the individual amendments, sections 1st and 2d, line 1st to 27th ; States.

and recede from their amendments in the 24th Mr. Lee, from the committee appointed July and 31st sections, with the exceptions proposed by the 21st, on the bill to enable the officers and the House of Representatives; and that they soldiers of the Virginia line, on Continental agree to the amendment proposed by the House establishment, to obtain titles' to certain lands of Representatives in the 23d section, with an lying northwest of the river Ohio, between the amendment. Little Miami and Sciota, reported the bill without The Senate proceeded in the second reading of amendment.

the bill to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line, on Continental establishment, to obtain

titles to certain lands lying northwest of the Friday, July 23.

river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve Ordered, That the further consideration thereof of the House of Representatives on the report of be postponed. the managers of the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, on the amendments of the report of the committee on the resolution of

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Senate to the bill to provide more effectually the House of Representatives, of the 17th of July, for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States.

to wit: Resolved, That the Senate recede from so much

“ That the clerks in the office of the Commissioner of their amendment, section 1st, as to agree to the of Army Accounts are entitled to receive for their se amendment of the House of Representatives on

vices a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars ; to be the amendment, as follows: after the word * as- paid in the same manner and at the same rate as the sembled," section 1st, line 2d, " that a board, to ment; and that the Auditor and Comptroller be author consist of three Commissioners, be, and hereby is

, ized io adjust the accounts of the clerks in the sand United States and the individual States;

and the cy Department, agreeably to the appropriation by law: determination of a majority of the said Commissioners, on the claims submitted to them, shall be And Resolved, that they concur in the said final and conclusive; and they shall have power

resolution. to employ such number of clerks as they may

Ordered, That the consideration of the bill to find necessary;" that they recede from their first provide more effectually for the collection of the amendment, so far as to restore section 2d of the duties imposed by law on goods

, wares, and materia the 3d section, and from their sixth amendment, on the tonnage of ships or vessels, be further posta and agree to restore the 6th section.

poned.

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MONDAY, July 26.

The Senate proceeded to consider the resoluThe Senate proceeded in the second reading of tions of the House of Representatives, of the 24th the bill concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls of and 26th of July, and their amendments to the the United States in foreign parts, and it was re- amendments of the Senate to the bill making proferred to Messrs. Morris, King, and Langdon, to vision for the debt of the United States; and, consider and report thereon.

Resolved, That they agree to the first amendThe Senate resumed the second reading of the ment, to wit: line 12th, strike out “ seven," and bill to provide more effectually for the collection insert “eight." of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares, This reserves to the United States the power to and merchandises imported into the United States, redeem, at their option, of the sum borrowed, at and on the tonnage of ships or vessels; and, hav- the rate of eight per cent. per annum. ing agreed to sundry amendments,

On motion to agree to the second amendment, Ordered, That the rule be dispensed with so to wit: line 17th, strike out "twenty-six dollars far as that this bill have the third reading at this and eighty-eight cents," and insert " thirty-three time ; in which, having made progress, the fur- dollars and one-third of a dollar.” ther consideration thereof was postponed.

This will entitle the subscriber to a second cer

tificate for thirty-three and one-third dollars of TUESDAY, July 27.

the sum subscribed, instead of twenty-six dollars A message from the House of Representatives second, or deferred certificate, to bear an interest

and eighty-eight cents on every hundred; his informed the Senate that they have agreed to of six per cent. after the year 1800; the yeas and some amendments of the Senate to the bill making provision for the debt of the United States; pays were required by one-fifth of the Senators and have agreed to others with amendments; in

present, and were : which amendments to the amendments they desire

YEAS-Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Elmer, Gunn, Henry, the concurrence of the Senate.

Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and

Walker-12. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution of the House of Representatives upon the

Nars-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Ellsworth, Few, amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill | Foster, Hawkins, Johnston, Lee, Read, Stanton, Strong, making provision for the debt of the United and Wingate-12. States.

The numbers being equal, the Vice PRESIDENT Ordered, That the resolution be printed for the determined the question in the affirmative. Use of the Senate.

On motion to disagree to the third amendment, The Senate resumed the third reading of the to wit: line 19th, strike out "eight hundred," and bill to provide more effectually for the collection insert “ seven hundred and ninety-seven:" of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares, This provides that the subscriber shall be enand merchandises imported into the United States, titled to an interest of six per cent.on his deferred and on the tonnage of ships or vessels; and certificate, after the year 1797, instead of 1800; Resolved, That this bill do pass with amend- the yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of

the Senators present, and were: The Senate resumed the second reading of the

YEasMessrs. Bassett, Carroll, Ellsworth, Few, bill to enable the officers and soldiers of the Vir- Foster, Hawkins, Johnston, Lee, Read, Stanton, Strong, ginia line, on Continental establishment, to obtain and Wingate—12. titles to certain lands lying northwest of the river Ohio, between the Litile Miami and Sciota ; and, Izard, King, Langdon, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and

Nars—Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Elmer, Gunn, Henry, after debate, the further consideration thereof was Walker-12. postponed.

The numbers being equal, the Vice President

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determined the question in favor of the amendWednesday, July 28. The Senate resumed the consideration of the The fourth amendment to the amendments; bill to enable the officers and soldiers of the Vir- | line 23d, strike out “seven,” and insert “ eight, gipia line, on Continental establishment, to obtain was agreed to: titles to certain lands lying northwest of the river This provides that the United States may reOhio, between the Little Miami and Sciota. deem, by annual payments, on account of princiOrdered, That it be recommitted.

pal and interest, at the rate of eight per cent. inA message from the House of Representatives stead of seven per cent. per annum. informed the Senate that they have agreed to all On the question to agree to the fifth amendthe amendments of the Senate to the bill to pro- ment, to wit: line 40th, strike out "three,” and vide more effectually for the collection of the du-insert “four:” ties imposed by law on goods, wares, and merchan- This provides that the subscribers shall be endises imported into the United States, and on the titled to an interest of four, instead of three per tonnage of ships or vessels; and they have pass-cent, for such part of their subscription as they ed the bill for the relief of disabled soldiers and may pay in the arrears of interest, including inseamen, lately in the service of the United States, dents; the yeas and nays were required by oneand of certain other persons.

fifth of the Senators present, and were:

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