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[SENATE. quarter yearly, and subject to redemption by payments the bill making provision for the debt of the United not exceeding, in one year, on account of both princi- States, pal and interest, the proportion of six dollars upon a On motion, the third reading was postponed. hundred of the same sum : Provided, always, That it Mr. King reported, from the managers appointshall not be understood that the United States shall be ed May the 21st, to confer with those appointed bound or obliged to redeem in the proportion afore- by the House of Representatives on the disagreesaid, but it shall be understood, only, that they have a ing votes of the two Houses on the subject-matright so to do."

ter of amendments to the bill providing the means The design of this amendment of your com- of intercourse between the United States and mittee is to discharge the alternatives proposed foreign nations, in the bill, and to fund the domestic debt of the That the word “thirty,” line 3d of the bill, be struck United States at an interest of four per cent. per out, and the word " forty” inserted; that the Senate

do recede from their amendment to the bill, and that To this clause the yeas and nays were required all the words proposed to be struck out of the bill by the by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were:

Senate, except the three last words, be expunged, and

the following words be inserted in their stead : “ 'That, YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, exclusive of an outfit, which shall in no case exceed Few, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Lee, Maclay, Read, the amount of one year's full salary to the person to Strong, and Wingate-13.

whom the same may be allowed, the President of the Nars-Messrs. Butler, Gunn, Johnson, Izard, King, United States shall not allow to any Minister PlenipoLangdon, Morris, Paterson, Schuyler, and Walker-10. tentiary a greater sum than at the rate of nine thousand So it passed in the affirmative.

dollars per annum, as a compensation for all his perOrdered, That the further consideration of the sonal services and other expenses; nor a greater sum

for the same than four thousand five hundred dollars report be postponed.

per annum to a chargé des affaires ; nor a greater sum

for the same than one thousand three hundred and fifty Tuesday, June 22.

dollars per annum to any of their secretaries." The Senate proceeded to the first reading of the

And the report was agreed to. bill to establish the Post Office and post roads the bill to establish the Post Office and post roads

The Senate proceeded to the second reading of within the United States.

Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading. within the United States.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the

Ordered, That the further consideration thereof report of the committee on the bill making pro

be postponed. vision for the debt of the United States; which,

A message from the House of Representatives being amended, was accepted as an amendment to informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill the bill.

to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian Ordered, That this bill pass to a third reading. tribes, in which they desire the concurrence of

the Senate.

Ordered, That the bill to regulate trade and WEDNESDAY, June 23.

intercourse with the Indian tribes be now read the

first time. The petition of Sarah, widow of the late Earl of Stirling, was read, stating " that her late hus.

Ordered, That this bill pass to the second band was a Major General in the late war

, and reading. that he died in the service of the United States, on the 14th day of January, 1783; that, by the act

THURSDAY, June 24. of Congress of the 24th of August, 1780, your petitioner is entitled to seven years' half-pay of her the bill entitled " An act to establish the Post Office

The Senate proceeded in the second reading of late husband, but that she has never received any and post roads within the United States." part thereof; she therefore prays that Congress may take such measures in the premises as, in Johnston, Langdon, Carroll, Strong, and

Ordered, That it be committed to Messrs. their wisdom, shall appear proper, to secure to MACLAY. her the benefit intended by the act above men

A message from the House of Representatives tioned."

informed the Senate that they have passed a bill Ordered, That this petition lie on the table. A message from the House of Representatives in which they request the concurrence of the

imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels, informed the Senate that they have passed a bill Senate. to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the bill imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or

The Senate proceeded to the first reading of the individual States, in which they request the con- vessels. currence of the Senate.

Ordered, That this bill pass to the second Ordered, That the bill to provide more effect

reading. ually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States have the first reading at this time.

Friday, June 25. Ordered, That this bill pass to a second reading. Ordered, That the second reading of the bill The order of the day being the third reading of l imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels,

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[JUNE, 1790). and the second reading of the bill to regulate trade ments of the House of Representatives to their amend. and intercourse with the Indian tribes, be post- ments to the said bill. poned until Monday next.

A letter was read from the Treasurer of the Mr. Izard, from the committee appointed the United States, inclosing a statement of his ac18th of June, to take into consideration the bill to counts to the 31st of March, 1790. authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the Ordered, That these accounts be committed to use of the United States, reported the bill without Messrs. BUTLER, Morris, and WINGATE. amendment. Whereupon,

On motion, the Senators from the State of The Senate proceeded in the second reading of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations proceedthe bill; and, on motion, to adopt the following ed to draw lots for their classes, in conformity to clause thereof, to wit:

the resolve of the 14th of May, 1789; and three “ That it shall be lawful for the President of the lots, Nos. 1, 2, and 3, being by the Secretary rolled United States, and he is hereby authorized, to cause to up and put into the box, Mr. Stanton drew let be purchased for the use of the United States, the No. 2, whose seat shall accordingly be vacated in whole, or such part of that tract of land situate in the the Senate at the expiration of the fourth year; State of New York, commonly called West Point, as and Mr. Foster drew lot No. 1, whose seat shall shall be by him judged requisite for the purpose of such accordingly be vacated in the Senate at the expifortifications and garrisons as may be necessary for the ration of the second year. defence of the same."

The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were:

Monday, June 28. YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Few, Gunn, Mr. Strong reported, from the joint commii. Henry, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Lee, Paterson, tee appointed June the 21st, to consider of, and Schuyler, and Walker-14.

report when it will be convenient and proper thai NÁrs-Messrs. Bassett, Elmer, Langdon, Maclay, an adjournment of the present session of ConMorris, Strong, and Wingate—7.

gress should take place. So it passed in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the report lie for consideration Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading: Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

Ordered, That the second reading of the bill proceeded to the third reading of the bill to arentitled “ Án act to provide more effectually for thorize the purchase of a tract of land for the the settlement of the accounts between the United use of the United States. States and the individual States," be postponed And on the question, Shall this bill pass ? The until Monday next.

yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of the Joseph STANTON, Jr., and THEODORE Foster, Senators present, and were: from the State of Rhode Island and Providence

YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Dalton, Few, Foster

, Plantations, appeared, produced their credentials, Hawkins, Henry, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Leer and took their seats in the Senate; and the oaths Paterson, Schuyler, and Walker-15. required by law were administered to them. Nars—Messrs. Bassett, Ellsworth, Elmer, Langdon

. On motion to resume the second reading of the Maclay, Morris, Read, Stanton, Strong, and Win bill “to determine the permanent seat of Con- gate-10. gress and the Government of the United States,"

So it was A motion was made to postpone the consideration thereof until Monday next; and

Resolved, that this bill do pass. It passed in the affirmative.

A message from the House of Representatives A message from the House of Representatives informed the Senate, that they have passed a bill informed the Senate, that they have agreed to for the government and regulation of seamen in the amendments of the Senate to the bill pro- the merchant service, to which they request viding the means of intercourse between the concurrence of the Senate. United States and foreign nations, with amend

Ordered, That the last bill have the first readments, to which they desire the concurrence of ing at this time. the Senate.

Ordered, That this bill pass to the second The Senate took into consideration the mes reading, sage from the House of Representatives, and their The Senate proceeded to the consideration o resolution communicated this day, which is as the resolve of the House of Representatives oi follows:

the 11th of June, " That, when the two Houses Resolved, that this House do agree to the amend shall adjourn to close ihe present session, the ments proposed by the Senate to the bill providing the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House means of intercourse between the United States and of Representatives do adjourn their respective foreign nations, with the following amendments, to wit: Houses, to meet and hold their next session at

Line 9th, strike out the word “person," and, in lieu the town of Baltimore:" and thereof, insert “the Minister Plenipotentiary, or Chargé On motion to postpone the consideration there des Affaires.”

of, to take up the “ bill to determine the perma Line 19th, strike out“ any of their secretaries,” and, nent seat of Congress and the Government of in lieu thereof, insert “ the Secretary of any Minister the United States: Plenipotentiary;" whereupon,

It passed in the affirmative. Resolved, That the Senate do agree to the amend- Agreeably to the order of the day, the Senate

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resumed the second reading of the bill last men-trict accepted by this act for the permanent seat of the tioned.

Government of the United States." On motion,

The motion was agreed to. Ordered, That the consideration of the bill be

On motion to subjoin to the amendment last postponed, and that the representation of John O'Donnell, in behalf of himself and others, citi

agreed to, as follows: zens of Baltimore town, stating that town to be

And be it enacted, That the said commissioners, or manent seat of Government of the United States; said river, within the said district, as the President exceedingly commodious and eligible for the per- any two of them, shall have power to purchase or ac

such quantity of land on the eastern side of the and the representation of Robert Peters, in be- shall deem proper for the use of the United States ; half of himself and other freeholders and other and, according to such plans as the President shali inhabitants of Georgetown, for the same purpose, approve, the said commissioners, or any two of them, be severally read.

shall, prior to the first Monday in December, in the The consideration of the bill was resumed, and year one thousand eight hundred, provide suitable the first enacting clause being read as follows: buildings for the accommodation of Congress, and of

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- the President, and for the public offices of the Governsentatives of the United States of America in Conment of the United States :" gress assembled, That a district of territory, not exceed- A motion was made to amend the amendment ing ten miles square, to be located as hereafter directed, so that it should read, and the same is hereby accepted as the

“ Prior to the first Monday in December, one thousand permanent seat of Congress and the Government of the United States :"

seven hundred and ninety-four.” A motion was made to fill up the blank with

The yeas and nays were required on this the word “Baltimore," and the yeas and nays fifth of the Senators present, and were :

amendment to the proposed amendment, by onewere required by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were:

YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Few, Foster, Johnson, John

ston, Izard, King, Schuyler, and Stanton-9. YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Ellsworth, Few, Foster, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Schuyler, and Stan- Elmer, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Mor

Nays-Messrs. Basset, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, ton-10.

ris, Read, Strong, Walker, and Wingate--16. Nays—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Elmer,

So it passed in the negative. Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Paterson, Read, Strong, Walker, and Wingate-15.

A motion was then made to amend the proSo it passed in the negative.

posed amendment, so that it should read,

“ Prior to the first Monday in December, one thouOn motion, after the word “directed,” in the

sand seven hundred and ninety-eight.” fifth line of the bill, to strike out to the end of the clause, and insert,

And it passed in the negative. “ On the river Potomac, at some place between the

And, on motion to agree to the proposed amendmouths of the Eastern Branch and Connogochegue, ment to the bill, the yeas and nays were required be, and the same is hereby accepted for the permanent by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were: seat of the Government of the United States: Provi- Yeas-Messrs. Butler, Few, Johnson, Johnston, ded, nevertheless, That the operation of the laws of the Izard, King, Schuyler, and Stanton—8. State within such district shall not be affected by this NaysMessrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Ellsworth, acceptance, until the time fixed for the removal of the Elmer, Foster, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, MaGovernment thereto, and until Congress shall other clay, Morris, Paterson, Read, Strong, Walker, and wise by law provide :”.

Wingate-17. The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth So it passed in the negative. of the members present, and were :

On motion to strike out the third, fourth, and Yeas–Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Elmer, Few, fifth enacting clauses in the bill, and insert the Foster, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Izard, Langdon, following: Lee, Maclay, Morris, Read, and Walker-16.

* And be it enacted, that for defraying the expense Nars—Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Johnson, King, of such purchases and buildings, the President of the Paterson, Schuyler, Stanton, Strong, and Wingate—9. United States be authorized and requested to accept So it passed in the affirmative.

grants of money, and cause to be borrowed a sum not On motion, that the bill be amended as follows: exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, at an interest after the word "authorized,” in the second clause, not exceeding six per cent.; for payment of which, and strike out to the end of the said clause, and insert

, repayment of the principal within twenty years, so

much of the duties on imposts and tonnage as may be “ To appoint, and, by supplying vacancies happen- sufficient, is hereby pledged and appropriated :" ing from refusals to act, or other causes, to keep in appointment, as long as may be necessary, three commis- The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth sioners, who, or any two of whom, shall, under the of the Senators present, and were: direction of the President, survey, and by proper metes YEAS–Messrs, Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Few, Hawkand bounds, define and limit

, a district or territory, ins, Henry, Johnston, Izard, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, under the limits above mentioned; and the district, so Morris, Read, Stanton, and Walker-15. defined, limited, and located, shall be deemed the dis

Nars—Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Elmer, Foster, SENATE.]

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till the year

Johnson, King, Paterson, Schuyler, Strong, and Win- graph of the bill, with the words, “one thousand gate-10.

eight hundred;" the yeas and nays were required So it passed in the affirmative.

by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were: On motion to subjoin the following to the YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Ellsworth, Poster, clause last agreed to:

Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Langdon, Lee, Pater “And be it enacted, that on the said first Monday in son, Schuyler, and Stanton-13. December, in the year one thousand eight hundred, the

Nays— Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Elmer, Few, Guan. seat of the Government of the United States shall, by Henry, Maclay, Morris, Reed, Strong, Walker, and virtue of this act, be transferred to the district and place

Wingate-12. aforesaid; and all officers attached to the said seat of So it passed in the affirmative. Government shall accordingly be removed thereto by

On motion to agree to the last clause of the their respective holders, and shall

, after the said day, bill, amended to read as follows: cease to be exercised elsewhere; and the necessary expense of such removal shall be defrayed out of the

Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, duties on imposts and tonnage, of which a sufficient That the temporary residence of Congress shall be and sum is hereby appropriated :"

continue in the city of New York till the year one

thousand eight hundred, and no longer :" The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of the Senators present, and were:

The yeas and

nays were required by one-fifth

of the Senators present, and were: YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Hawkins, Henry, Johnston, Izard, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Mor

YEAS—Messrs. Ellsworth, Foster, Johnson, John ris, Read, and Walker-13.

ston, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuyler, and Stanton! Nays-Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Elmer, Few,

Nars-Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Dalton, E. Foster, Johnson, King, Paterson, Schuyler, Stanton, mer, Few, Gunn, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay

, Mar. Strong, and Wingate 12.

ris, Reed, Strong, Walker, and Wingate-16. So it passed in the affirmative.

So it passed in the negative. On motion to fill up the first blank in the last paragraph to the bill, in lieu of that last struck

A motion was made to subjoin the following paragraph of the bill, to wit: “ And be it further enacted by the authority afore

out, to wit: said, that the temporary residence of Congress shall be in December next, all offices attached to the seat of Go

And be it enacted, That, prior to the first Monday and continue in the

and no longer," with these words, “ city of New York:”

vernment of the United States, shall be removed to,

and until the said first Monday in December, in the The yeas and nays were required by one-fifth year one thousand eight hundred, shall remain at the of the Senators present, and were:

city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania; af Yeas–Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, which place the two Houses do hereby resolve that the Foster, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Paterson, session of Congress, next ensuing the present

, shall be Schuyler, Stanton, and Strong-13.

held;" and, NAYS—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Elmer, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Reed, Walker,

A motion was made to amend the motion, as and Wingate-12.

follows: So it passed in the affirmative.

And be it enacted, That Congress shall continue to hold their sessions in the city of New York until the

first Monday in December, in the year one thousand Tuesday, June 29.

seven hundred and ninety-four; and, from and after A message from the House of Representatives hundred and ninety-four, Congress shall hold their see

the said first Monday in December, one thousand seven informed the Senate that they have passed a sions in the city of Philadelphia, and shall continue bill for giving effect to an act, entitled an “ An there to hold the same until the first Monday of De act providing for the enumeration of the inhabit-cember, one thousand eight hundred.” ants of the United States," in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Upon this amendment to the motion, the year Ordered, That the bill for giving effect to an

and nays were required by one-fifth of the Sesäact, entitled “ An act providing for the enumera

tors present, and were : tion of the inhabitants of the United States," in

YEAS—Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Ellsworth, Fer respect to the State of Rhode Island and Provi- Foster, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Patersti dence Plantations, be now read the first time.

Schuyler, Stanton, and Strong—13. Ordered, That this bill pass to the second Nars—Messrs. Bassett, Carroll

, Elmer, Gunn, Har

: reading.

kins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Read The Sena:e proceeded in the second reading of Walker, and Wingate—13. the bill imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or The numbers being equal, the Vice PRESIDENT vessels.

determined the question in the negative. Ordered, That this bill be committed to Messrs. A motion was then made to amend the motica

, REED, Dalton, and MORRIS.

as follows: The Senate resumed the consideration of the bill to determine the permanent seat of Congress, hold their "sessions in the city of New York until thing

And be it enacted, That Congress shall continue to and the Government of the United States.

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the said first Monday in December, one thousand seven [All the articles except the second were adopted.] hundred and ninety-four, Congress shall hold their ses- Ordered, That the Message from the Presisions in the town of Baltimore, and shall continue dent of the United States, and papers therewith there to hold the same until the first Monday of Deo communicated, lie on the files of the Senate. cember, one thousand eight hundred.

The Senate resumed the second reading of the Upon this amendment to the motion, the yeas bill to determine the permanent seat of Congress, and nays were required by one-fifth of the Sen- and the Government of the United States. ators present, and were:

On motion to reconsider the last paragraph of Yeas—Messrs. Butler, Ellsworth, Few, Foster, John the bill, which was yesterday struck out : son, Johnston, Izard, King, Schuyler, and Stanton-10. It was passed in the affirmative. Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Dalton, Elmer,

On motion to amend the paragraph to read as Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay,

follows: Morris, Paterson, Read, Strong, Walker, and Wingate-. 16.

And be it enacted, That, prior to the first Monday So it passed in the negative.

in December next, all officers attached to the seat of the A motion was then made to amend the motion and, until the said first Monday in December in the

Government of the United States shall be removed to, as follows:

year one thousand eight hundred, shall remain at, the And be it enacted by the authority, aforesaid, That city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania; at Congress shall continue to hold their sessions in the which place the session of Congress next ensuing the city of New York until the first Monday in December, present, shall be held :" one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two; and, from and after that period, to adjourn to the city of read as follows:

A motion was made to amend the motion, to Philadelphia, where Congress shall hold their sessions till the first Monday in December, one thousand eight And be it enacted, That Congress shall continue to hundred, and no longer.

hold their sessions in the city of New York until the Upon this amendment to the motion, the yeas seven hundred and ninety-four ; and, from and after

first Monday in December, in the year one thousand and nays were required by one-fifth of the Sena- the said first Monday in December, one thousand seven tors present, and were:

hundred and ninety-four, Congress shall hold their sesYEAS—Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, Fos- sions in the city of Philadelphia, and shall continue ter, Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuy- there to hold the same until the first Monday of Deler, Stanton, and Strong-13.

cember, one thousand eight hundred." Nays-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Elmer, Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Read, ment proposed to the bill:

And, on the question thus to amend the amendWalker, and Wingate-13.

It passed in the negative. The numbers being equal, the question was, by the Vice PRESIDENT, determined in the ne

A motion was then made to amend the motion gative.

to read as follows: On the question to agree on the original motion, “ And be it enacted, That Congress shall continue the yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of to hold their sessions in the city of New York until the the Senators present, and were:

first Monday in December, one thousand seven hun. Yeas-Messrs. Bassett, Carroll, Elmer, Gunn, Haw-dred and ninety-two; and, from and after the said first kins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, Morris, Read, Monday of December

, one thousand seven hundred and Walker, and Wingate-13.

ninety-two, Congress shall hold their sessions in the Nars-Messrs. Butler, Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, Fos- the same until the first Monday of December, one

city of Philadelphia, and shall continue there to hold Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuy-thousand eight hundred. ler, Stanton, and Strong-13. The numbers being equal, the question was, by

And, on the question thus to amend the amendthe Vice President, determined in the negative. ment proposed to the bill: On motion that this bill do pass to the third

It passed in the negative. reading, the further consideration thereof was On the question to agree to the original motion, postponed, by a motion for adjournment.

the yeas and nays were required by one-fifth of

the Senators present, and were: Wednesday, June 30.

YEAS—Messrs. Bassett, Butler, Carroll, Elmer, The following Message was received from the Gunn, Hawkins, Henry, Langdon, Lee, Maclay, MorPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES :

ris, Read, Walker, and Wingate-14.

Nars—Messrs. Dalton, Ellsworth, Few, Foster, Gentlemen of the Senate,

Johnson, Johnston, Izard, King, Paterson, Schuyler, and House of Representatives :

Stanton, and Strong—12. An Act of the Legislature of the State of Rhode Is

So it passed in the affirmative. land and Providence Plantations, for ratifying certain articles as amendments to the Constitution of the Uni

On motion to reconsider the following clause ted States, was yesterday put into my hands; and I of the bill, agreed to yesterday, to wit: have directed my Secretary to lay a copy of the same “ And cause to be borrowed a sum not exceeding one

ter,

hundred thousand dollars, at an interest not exceeding GEO. WASHINGTON.

six per cent. ; for payment of which, and repayment UNITED STATES, June 30, 1790.

of the principal within twenty years, so much of the

before you.

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