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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE FIRST CONGRESS.

SENATE.

FIRST SESSION.

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Page. ! Adjournment-

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report of the committee

994

resolution proposing to adjourn on the 27th
Absent members, circulars addressed to, requesting

July laid on the table

1011
immediate attendance

15 resolution proposing 10th August rece ved - 1026
Accounts between the United States and the indi-

concurred in

. 1029
vidual States, bill from the House for the

repealed, and 12th August fixed on - - 1232
settlement of
52 adjournment of the session

- 1036
passed

55 Algiers and Tunis, the plan of a truce between
Acts and records, bill for the safe-keeping of, re-

the United States and these Regencies pre-
ceived

73
sented

937
passed

75
plan sent to the House

940
amendments concurred in

77 Answer to the President's Speech, committee ap-
Acts of Congress, a committee appointed to report

pointed to prepare it

934
a mode of communicating them to the sev-

the Answer reported and adopted

935
eral States
44 President's reply thereto

937
report of the committee

44 Appropriations, bill making, for the service of the
concurred in

45
present year, received

955
Adams, John, elected Vice President

passed with amendments

957
Address of the Vice President on taking the Chair

bill making certain, therein named, received 1032
of the Senate
22 amended and passed

1033
of the l’resident of the United States on tak- Army accounts, resolution providing for the sala-
ing the oath of office

27

ries of clerks in the office of the Commis- .
Adjournment, resolution to adjourn on the 22d

sioners of Army Accounts received from the
September received

71
House

- 1013
concurred in
72 concurred in

1018
postponed to the 26th September

84 Arrears of pay, resolution requesting the President
further postponed

88

to transmit to the Executives of North Car-
to first Monday in January next

94 olina, South Carolina, and Virginia, a list
Amendments, resolution respecting amendments

of the officers, &c., of the lines of said States
made in committee

55

who are entitled to arrears of pay for ser-
(See Constitution.)

vices in the years 1782 and 1783, received 975
Answer to the President's Speech
31 amended and agreed to

977
reply thereto

38

THIRD SESSION.
Appropriation, bill making appropriations for the
service of the present year

87 Address of the President at the opening of the ses-
passed

92
sion

1728
committee appointed to prepare an Answer
SECOND SESSION.

thereto

• 1731
Accounts between the United States and the indi-

Answer reported and adopted

- 1733
vidual States, a bill for the settlement of

President's reply thereto

1734
them received
991 Adjournment

- 1782
passed with amendments

1005 Algiers, resolution authorizing the President to take
comınittee of conference appointed

1009

measures for releasing the American prison-
report of the committee

- 1017
ers at

1753
Acts, records, &c., a bill to prescribe the mode in Appropriations, bill making, for the services of the
which the public acts, &c., in each State,

present year, received

1753
shall be authenticated, so as to take effect

passed

1754
in every other State, received

969 bill making, for the purposes therein men-
passed

970
tioned, received

1774
Address of the President at the opening of the

passed

. 1775
session
932 Army, promotions and appointments

1785
Adjournment, resolution for appointment of a com- Attorney General, resolution proposing an appro.
mittee to report on the business necessary

priation to enable him to defray certain ne.
to be done previous to adjournment

984
cessary expenses

1765
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Senate Prooceedings.

FIRST SESSION,

SECOND SESSION.

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SECOND SESSIOX.

B.
Constitution-

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resolution from the House proposing certain

amendments to the Constitution received 71, 77
Barton, William, appointed a Judge for the West-

considered
ern Territory

64

committee of conference appointed
declines the appointment

78 amendments of the House concurred in

resolution received from the House, request-
Bailey, Francis, petition of, in relation to his newly-

ing the President to transmit to the Execo-
invented method of making types, presented

tives of the several States copies of the
and referred

943

proposed amendments
referred to the Secretary of the Treasury

Consular convention with France, a resolation in
948
relation to it

6
his report thereon

949
a bill from the House vesting in him the exclu-

a report from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs
sive privilege of making and vending his

respecting said convention

the Senate advise the ratification of the con-
punches, &c., received

950

vention -
consideration thereof postponed until the bill

Courts of the United States. (See Judiciary.)
to promote the progress of the useful arts
be brought in

Crimes, bill reported for the punishment of certain
951
crimes

54
referred to the committee on the latter bill 955

bill ordered to be engrossed
report of the committee

959
Bland, Colonel Theodoric, member of the House,

postponed to the next session
from Virginia, resolution for attending his
funeral

982
Business of last session, a committee appointed to

Census, a bill received from the House for enume.
report thereon

938

rating the inhabitants of the United States 4
report of the committee

939

bill amended
Balances due the United States, this subject post-

passed
poned to the next session of Congress 1772

amendments concurred in
Blair, Rev. Dr., appointed Chaplain to the House 1733

a bill for extending the act to Rhode Island

received
passed

.
Bank of the United States, report of the Secretary Chaplain elected

of the Treasury, containing his plan for a Clerks, bill received for increasing the salaries of
National Bank, received

1738

clerks in the office of the commissioners
committee appointed to take said plan into

for settling accounts between the United
consideration

1739

States and the individual States
bill for establishing the Bank reported 1741 consideration thereof postponed
considered

- 1745 resumed
passed

- 1748 Collectors, Secretary of the Treasury directal to
concurrence of the House

. 1755

instruct the several collectors not to clear
supplementary bill received

- 1764

out vessels, having articles on board sub-
ordered to the third reading

- 1765 ject to inspection, without proper maille
considered and passed

. 1769

fests
C.

the resolution referred and reported
Commissioners of Loans nominated and confirued

THIRD SESSION.

FIRST SESSION.

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Chaplains appointed
Chaplains, a committee appointed to report on the

manner of electing

report of the committee
City Hall (N. Y.) tendered for the accommoda-

tion of Congress
accepted

24 Confidential communications, a bill on the subject

of, received
18 Congress, resolution offered, proposing to hold the
19 next session in Philadelphia

withdrawn
18 a resolution to the same effect received from
19

the House
47 negatived

more

a report respecting it
Congress, committee appointed to report a mode

of communication between the two Houses
report of the committee
bill to alter the time for the next meeting of,

received

third reading of the bill
Constitution, committee appointed to report a mode

of carrying into execution the second para-

graph of the 3d section of the 1st article
report of the committee
consideration of the report
resolution providing that a copy of the Con-

stitution be prefixed to the publication of
the acts of Congress concurred in

resolution received from the House, pro-
20

posing to hold the next session in Balti-
23

consideration thereof postponed
85 assent of, to certain acts of Maryland, Gedi
88

gia, and Rhode Island

passed
Consuls, and Vice Consuls, a bill concening
34

them received from the House
35 postponed to next session
36 Crimes, a bill for the punishment of certain crimes

reported

passed
49 amendments concurred in

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Senate Proceedings.

THIRD SESSIOX.

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Page. Debt of the United States-

Page.

a resolution of the House on the amendments,
Carrying trade, memorial praying regulations for

considered

1020, 1021
the encouragement of this trade to Europe,
laid on the table

1758

bill making further provision for the debt of

1731
Chaplain appointed

1013
the United States, received
amended and passed

- 1026
Coins, weights, and measures, report from the

amendments concurred in

- 1028
Secretary of State on this subject received 1738
referred to committee

- 1740

bill making provision for the reduction of the
report of the committee adopted
. 1772

- 1031
public debt, received
passed

- 1032
(See Foreign Coins.)
Commissioners of Loans, bill making compensa-

amendments concurred in

- 1033
tion to, for extra expenses, received 1773

Delaware, message announcing that this State has

ratified all the amendments to the Consti-
committed
1775

952
ordered to third reading

tution, except the first

- 1776
amended and passed

- 1777

De Poiery, Mons., message in relation to his serv.
the House recede from their disagreement to

ices in the American army, and nominating

981
the amendment

him a captain by brevet
1780
nomination confirmed

982
Congress, joint committee appointed to report
what time will be proper for the commence-

Dobson, Thomas, his letter proposing to present to

the Senate the volumes of his edition of the
ment of the next session
1759

071
report made and laid over

Encyclopedia, as they are published

1750
a bill to alter the time for the next meeting

Doors of the Senate, a proposition to open them

967
of, received

whilst in legislative session
- 1756

968
third reading negatived

negatived

- 1762
a bill fixing the time for the next annual

Duties, a bill further to suspend part of an act to

regulate the collection of duties on the ton-
meeting of, received

. 1766
passed

· 1770

nage of ships, and on goods, wares, &c.,
received -

962
Consuls, a committee appointed on that part of the

Duties, the bill amended and passed

963
President's Speech which relates to the ap-
pointment of consuls

bill to provide more effectually for the collec-

1735
bill in relation to, reported -

tion of the duties on goods, wares, &c., and
1744

1013
recommitted

on the tonnage of ships, received -
1745
bill passed -

· 1019
amended, and again reported

- 1750

(See Tonnage.)
passed

- 1751
amendments of the House disagreed to 1755

Debt of the United States, a bill supplementary
D.

to the act making provision for the pay-
ment, reported and passed

· 1735

report from the Commissioners under the act
District Attorneys nominated

86
of last session

1736
Doorkeeper elected

18

a bill to explain and amend the act for pay-
Duties, a bill for laying duties on goods, wares,

ment of the debts of the United States, re-
and merchandise, imported ioto the United

ceived

1762
States, received

38
passed

1766
amended and concurred in

46

a bill supplementary to the act for reduction
engros:ed bill imposing duties on tonnage, re-

of the public debt, received

1774
ceived

passed

- 1780
concurred in

46 Distilled Spirits, memorial from the College of
a bill to regulate the collection of the duties

Physicians, praying that such heavy duties
on the tonnage of ships, and on goods,

may be laid on distilled spirits as will re-
wares, &c., imported into the United

strain their intemperate use

1740
States received

50

petition from inhabitants of Lancaster against
passed

52
the excise on spirits

1751
a bill to amend said act, received

82

a bill from the House repealing the duties
non-concurred in

91

heretofore laid, and laying others in their
a bill to suspend the operation of part of an

stead, received

1751
act imposing duties on tonnage, received 78

committed -

. 1753
amended and concurred in

79
amendments reported

1754
amendments concurred in by the House

79
bill recommitted

. 1756
committee of conference appointed

. 1764
consideration of their report

• 1771
Debt of the United States, a bill making provision Doors of the Senate, motion for opening thein
for the debt of the United States, received 982 when in legislative session

1766
reported

989
negatived -

. 1768
considered

990 Duties, a bill making provision for the collection
ordered to third reading

991

of duties on teas, and to extend the time for
again considered

1013, 1015 the payment of duties on wines, received 1776
passed
. 1016 passed

- 1777

THIRD SESSION.

FIRST SESSION.

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SECOND SESSION.

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Senate Proceedings.

FIRST SESSION.

E.

Page. Forfeitures, a bill to provide for the mitigation or
Enrolled bills, joint committee appointed on

remission of forfeitures accruing under the

55
Executive officers, a bill to establish their salaries,

revenue laws
and those of their assistants and clerks, re-

passed with amendments

amendments concurred in
ceived

73
passed

Franklin, Benjamin, a letter from him read
75

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FIRST SESSION.

Eastern Boundary, a message from the President Fisheries, report from the Secretary of State on
on this subject

944

the subject of the
a report thereon

953

Foreign coins, a bill received concerning the rate
consideration of the report

957
of

. In
Ely, Dr. John, a bill allowing him compensation

committed
for attendance on prisoners of the United

reported and passed
States

969 Foreign officers, a bill authorizing the payment of
Enrolled bills, committee on, appointed ·

943

the debt due them, received
European Powers in America, a committee ap.

bill rejected

1764
pointed to report a plan for the regulation

France, a letter from the King of
of the trade between the United States

report of the Secretary of State on a com-
and these countries

947

plaint of the French Government in rela-
additions to the committee

950, 966 tion to an extra tonnage on their vessels,
Executive Officers, a bill to establish their salaries,

referred to a committee

.114
and those of their assistants and clerks, re-

a resolution relative to the 5th article of the
ceived

967

treaty with
passed

980

a bill for carrying into effect the convention
Exportation of goods, a bill to prevent the ex-

between France and the United States
portation of goods not duly inspected

959 Franklin, Benjamin, a letter from the President of
passed

960

the Commonalty of Paris, and sundry
copies of the Civic Eulogy pronounced by
Fauchet on Dr. Franklin, received

. 1783
Executive Journal, motion directing the Secretary

sent to the House
to furnish to the members such extracts as

the Senate invited to attend the eulogium
they may desire

1748

to be delivered on, before the American
motion amended and concurred in

- 1749

Philosophical Society
Executive Officers, a bill in addition to the act for
establishing their salaries

1775

G.
passed with amendments

. 1778
amendments concurred in

• 1780

Glaubeck, Baron, a resolution in favor of
Exports, Secretary of the Treasury called upon

bill for his relief passed
for a statement of

1758
Extra session called

1781, 1782

I.
F

FIRST SESSIOX.

Indians, message from the President on the sub-
Fishbourn, Col. Benjamin, message in relation to

ject of the disputes which exist with cer-
his nomination as naval officer at Savan.

tain powerful tribes
nah

59 a bill providing for the expenses attending
Foreign Affairs, a bill to establish the Department

Indian treaties
of, received

47 passed
amended and passed

50 consultation between the President and Sen.

ate on the subject of Indian relations 66 til
Fines and forfeitures, a bill for the mitigation or

a report in relation to certain Indian treaties -
remission of, in certain cases, received

resolution advising the President to enjoin an

952 observance of the treaty concluded at fort
passed with an amendment

956
the amendment disagreed to, and a commit-

Harmer, 9th January, 1789, between
tee of conference appointed

Gen. St. Clair and certain Indian tribes

958
report of the committee

a report on the subject of the ratification of

961
Fitch, John, his petition relative to improvements

Indian treaties
in the mode of applying steam for propel-

a resolution relative to the treaty at Fort

Harmer
ling boats

1002
Foreign intercourse, a bill received from the House

report of the Secretary of War on the sub-
providing the means of

ject of negotiations with certain Northern

967
amended and concurred in

and Northwestern Indians

978
amendments disagreed to, and a conference
appointed

980 Indians, a bill for holding a treaty or treaties, to
report of the committee agreed to

FIRST SESSION.

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SECOND SESSION.

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SECOND SESSION.

992
amendments agreed to

establish peace with certain Indian tribes 959
993 passed

- 1013

Senate Proceedings.

THIRD SESSION.

THIRD SESSION.

FIRST SESSION.

THIRD SESSION.

39

Indians-
Page. Judiciary -

Page.
a bill to regulate trade and intercourse with

the bill passed with amendments

- 988
the Indians

992 committee appointed to bring in a bill to reg-
amended and passed

· 1005

ulate processes in the courts of the United
a message on the subject of a treaty with the

States

938
Creek Indians

1024 a bill to continue in force the act of the last
secret article to be inserted in said treaty 1025 session to regulate processes in the courts
treaty with the Creeks ratified

1036
of the United States

965
Inspection. (See Collectors and Exportation.)

passed

966
Invalid officers, a bill to authorize the issuing of
certificates to a certain description of

970
bill non-concurred in

- 1004 Johnson, Samuel W., (Conn.,) resignation of - 1786

Judiciary, a bill making compensation to the offi-
cers of the judicial courts

• 1773
India trade, memorial from certain merchants,

committed -

- 1776
praying for encouragement and protection

reported and passed

- 1778
in this trade

- 1749

a resolution making temporary provision for
Indians, motion for a committee to confer with the

the safe keeping of prisoners, under the
President on the proper measures to bring

laws of the United States, concurred in 1782
about a peace with the Wabash and Mia-

a bill to continue in force the act to regulate
mi

- 1772

processes in the courts of the United States,
consideration thereof postponed

- 1781
received -

1756
passed

- 1757
J.

K.
Journal, a report relative to the printing and pub-
lication of it

38 Kentucky, message from the President, communi-
a committee appointed to revise the Journal

cating sundry papers on the subject of the
previous to its publication

admission of this State into the Union 1731
Journals of the late Congress, a resolution for

a report in favor of her admission

- 1742
furnishing members with a set of them 42

a bill for that purpose reported

. 1742
concurred in

45
passed

· 1745
printed copies of the Journals to be sent

a bill regulating the number of her Repre-
to the Executives and the Legislatures of

sentatives reported

1756
the several States, at the end of every ses-

passed

. 1757
sion

93
Judiciary, a committee appointed to bring in a bill

L.
for organizing the

18

FIRST SESSION.
a bill to establish the Judicial Courts of the
United States, reported

46 Langdon, John, elected President pro tem. of the
recommitted

Senate

17, 58
passed

50 Laws of the several States, resolution making it the
a bill to regulate processes in the courts of

duty of the Secretary of State to procure,
the United States

80

from time to time, such of the statutes of
ordered to be engrossed

82

the several States as may not be in his of-
all the amendments of the House except the

fice

81
first, concurred in
88 concurred in

82
committee of conference on the amendment Light-houses, a bill for the establishment of light-
disagreed to

89

houses, beacons, buoys, &c., received 51
their report
91 passed

55
House concur in the amendment

92
a bill for allowing certain compensation to the

Judges of the Supreme and other courts, Land, a bill authorizing the purchase of a tract of
and to the Attorney General

83

land (West Point) for the use of the Uni-
passed

84
ted States, received

989
resolution recommending the State Legisla-'

passed

994
tures to make regulations for receiving and

resolution that all surveys of land in the West-
safe-keeping prisoners, under the laws of

ern Territory, made under the direction of
the United States

83

Thomas Hutchins, be returned and perfect-
concurred in

84

ed by the Secretary of the Treasury 1031
message of the President making nominations

Learning, bill for the encouragement of learning,
for judges, attorneys, &c., for United

by securing the copies of maps, charts, &c.,
States courts

86
received -

967
passed, with amendments

973
SECOND SESSION.
amendments concurred iu

- 975
Judiciary, committee appointed to bring in a bill Light-houses, &c., a bill to amend the act of last
in addition to the act to establish the courts

session on this subject, received

1011
of the United States
937 passed

- 1012

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SECOND SESSIOX.

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