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FEB. 26, 1791.]
And be it further enacted, That nothing in the act Mr. STRONG reported, from the committee to which this is a supplement, shall restrain the Le- / appointed to take into consideration the bill gislature from repealing the same, and abolishing the sent from the House of Representatives for corporation thereby established, at any time after the concurrence, to establish offices for the purpose fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred of granting lands within the territories of the and two.
United States, that the further consideration The yeas and nays were required by one of this bill be postponed until the next session fifth of the Senators present.
of Congress. YEAS.-Messrs. Butler, Carroll, Few, Gunn, Haw On motion, it was agreed to postpone the rekins, Johnston, Izard, Lee, and Monroe.--9.
port of the committee, and to resume the se. Nárs.-Messrs. Bassett, Dalton, Dickinson, Ells.
cond reading of the bill; and, after debate, worth, Elmer, Foster, Henry, Johnson, King, Lang
Ordereil, That this bill be recommitted. don, Maclay, Morris, Read, Schuyler, Stanton,
A message from the House of RepresentaStrong, and Wingate.--17.
tives informed the Senate that they recede from So it passed in the negative.
their disagreement to the amendment last proResolved, that this bill pass.
posed by the Senate, to the last clause of the Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the section to follow section sixty-first of the bill, House of Representatives with the concurrence entitled “ An act repealing, after the last day of the Senate in this bill.
of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon The bill sent from the House of Representa distilled spirits imported from abroad, and l'ay. tives for concurrence supplemental to the acting others in their stead; and, also, upon spiestablishing the Treasury Department, was rits distilled within the United States, and for read the first time.
appropriating the same;" and they agree to the The Senate on Executive business. A mes- amendment amended as follows: After the sage from the President nominating Joseph An- word “exceed,” substitute these words, “sederson, of Delaware, to be one of the Judges ven per cent. of the whole product of the duin the territory of the United States south of ties arising from the spirits distilled within the the Ohio, in the place of William Perry, who United States: And provided also, That such has declined the appointment; and William allowance shall not exceed the annual amount Murray, of Kentucky, to be Attorney for the of forty-five thousand dollars, until the same United States in the district of Kentucky, in shall be further ascertained by law." the place of James Brown, who has declined. The report from the managers appointed to the appointment-lies for consideration. confer with the managers appointed on the part
of the House of Representatives, on the disaSATURDAY, February 26.
greeing votes of the two Houses, to the last Mr. MORRIS Coinmunicated the request of the clause of the section to follow section sixty-first American Philosophical Society, “ that the Vice
of the last mentioned bill, was considered, President of the United States and the Senate
whereupon, would attend the eulogium to be pronounced by
unced by Resolved, That the Senate do agree to the resolu. order of the Society, to the memory of their tion of the House of Representatives, on the clause late worthy President. Benjamin Franklin, on above referred to, and that the amnendment thereon Tuesday morning next, at the German Luthe
be as follows: After the word “exceed,” substitute ran Church, at half-past nine o'clock.”
these words, “ seven per cent. of the whole product
of the duties arising from the spirits distilled within The bill to amend an act, entitled “ An act the United States: And provided, also, that such alfor establishing the temporary and permanent lowance shall not exceed the annual amount of forty. seat of the Government of the United States,” five thousand dollars, until the same shall be further was then read a third time.
ascertained by law.” Resolved, that this bill pass.
Mr. ElLSWORTH, from the committee to The bill sent from the House of Representa
whom was referred the bill sent from the House tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act supple
of Representatives for concurrence, entitled mental to the act establishing the Treasury De
“ An act supplemental to the act establishing partment,” was read the second time; and,
the Treasury Department,” reported amendOrdered, That this bill be referred to the
mnents, which were adopted, and, committee appointed on the 24th of February,
Ordered, That this bill pass to the third readon the motions respecting the officers of the me Department of the Treasury, and the Attorney
The Senate on Executive business. The nomGeneral.
inations of yesterday were confirmed. The bill sent from the House of Representa
The report of the committee to whom was tives for concurrence, fixing the time for the
referred the message from the President of the next annual meeting of Congress, was read the
United States, of the 18th instant, with the third time.
note of the Chargé d'Affaires of France, of the
13th December, was taken into consideration; Resolved, That this bill pass.
and, being amended, was agreed to. WhereThe bill concerning the balances due to the upon, United States in certain cases, was read a re- 'Resolved, As the opinion of the Senate, that the cond time.
| 5th article of the treaty of amity and commerce be. SENATE.]
[March 1, 1791.
tween the United States and His Most Christian Ma-1 Mr. MORR18 reported, from the committee jesty, is merely an illustration of the third and fourth appointed February 7th, on the report of the Searticles of the same treaty, by an application of the cretary of the Treasury, relative to the estaprinciples comprised in the last mentioned articles, blishment of a mint, and the report was orderto the case stated in the former.
ed to lie for consideration, Resolved, That the Senate do advise that an answer Mr. Izard reported, from the committee to be given to the Court of France, defending, in the
whom was referred the report of the Secretary most friendly manner, this construction, in opposition
of State, on the subject of weights, measures, to that urged by said Court.
and coins, “ that, as a proposition has been
made to the National Assembly of France for Monday, February 28.
obtaining a standard of measure which shall be The Senate proceeded to the third reading linvariable
rd reading invariable, and communicable to all nations, of the bill sent from the House of Representa
and at all times; as a similar proposition has been tives for concurrence, supplemental to the act
submitted to the British Parliament, in their establishing the Treasury Department.
last session; as the avowed object of these is, to A message from the House of Representa-l introduce a uniformity in the measures and tives informed the Senate that they had passed weights of the commercial nations; as a coinci. a bill concerning the rates of foreign coins, in dence of regulation, by the Government of the which they desire the concurrence of the Se-Un nate; and that they agree to the amendments of United States, on so interesting a subject, would
be desirable, your committee are of opinion, that the Senate to the bill for raising and adding it would not be eligible, at present, to introduce another regiment to the military establishment
iment any alteration in the measures and weights of the United States, and for making further which are now used in the United States." provision for the protection of the frontiers, with
And the report was adopted. amendments; in which amendments to the
On motion, that it be “resolved that a comamendments they desire the concurrence of the mittee be appointed, to join with a committee Senate.
of the House of Representatives, to wait on the The bill sent from the House of Representa
se of Representa. President of the United States, and communitives for concurrence concerning, the rates of cate to him the desire of both Houses of Con. foreign coins, was read the first time.
gress, that he would cause every proper means Ordered, That this bill have a second reading.
to be used to bring about a peace between the The Senate took into consideration the reso
United States and the Wabash and Miami Inlution of the House of Representatives, on their dians, previous to further hostilities on those amendments to the amendments of the Senate,
its of the Senate, nations, and that Congress will make provision to the bill for raising and adding another regi- to defray the necessary expense thereof." ment to the military establishment of the Unit. A motion was made to add to the motion as ed States, and for making further provision for follows: " And likewise to obtain froin such the protection of the frontiers; and, after pro
o the frontiers; and, alter pro- tribes a relinquishment of their claims to the gress, the further consideration thereof was
territory of the United States, wherein it can postponed until to-morrow.
be accomplished, so as to make the same a more Mr. STRONG reported from the committee to productive fund for the payment of the public whom was referred the bill concerning the pay-1 debt." ment of balances due to the United States in And the consideration hereof was postponed certain cases; whereupon,
until to-morrow. Ordered, That the further consideration of Mr SCHUXLER, from the committee on the this bill be postponed to the next session of bill sent from the House of Representatives for Congress.
concurrence, entitled “ An act concerning the Tuesday, March 1.
rates of foreign coins," reported amendinents, The bill sent from the House of Representa
and it was agreed to amend the bill accord tives for concurrence, entitled “ An act con
ingly. cerning the rates of foreign coins," was read the
It was agreed, by unanimous consent, so far
to dispense with the rule, as that this bill be now second time; and, Ordered, That it be committed to Messrs.
read the third time; and, the bill baving been SCHUYLER, Monroe, and MacLAY, to consider
read accordingly, generally, and report thereon.
Resolved, That this bill pass, with the following The consideration of the resolution of the
amendments: House of Representatives on the amendments
| Expunge the whole of the second section. of the Senate to the bill for raising and adding
In the title, after the word “act,' expunge the another regiment to the military establishment
whole, and substitute · relative to the rix dollar of of the United States, and for inaking further
Denmark.' provision for the protection of the frontiers, was
Ordered, That the Secretary desire the conresumed, and
currence of the House of Representatives in Resolved, That the Senate agree to all amendments | these amendments. of the House of Representatives, on the amendments A message from the House of Representatives of the Senate, except the two last, to which the Sen. informed the Senate that they had passed the ate do not agree.
| bill sent froin the Senate for concurrence, en
[March 2, 1791.
The bill entitled “ An act making an appro- Ordered, That these amendments be referred priation for the purpose therein mentioned," to the committee who were originally appointed was read the third tiine, and passed.
to bring in the bill, to consider and report The bill sent from the House of Representa- thereon. tives for concurrence, for making compensation 1 The bill entitled “ An act providing compento the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary sation for the officers of the Judicial Courts of expenses, was read the second time.
the United States, and for jurors and witnesses, Ordered, That this bill be committed to and for other purposes," was read the second Messrs.LANGDON, SCHUYLER, and ELLSWORTH, time. to consider and report thereon.
Ordered, That this bill be committed to A message from the House of Representatives Messrs. ELLSWORTH, Henry, and King, to informed the Senate that they had passed the bill consider and report thereon. sent from the Senate for concurrence, entitled A message from the House of Representatives “ Anact concerning consuls and vice-consuls," informed the Senate that they insist on their with amendments, in which amendments they amendments to the bill sent from the Senate desire the concurrence of the Senate.
for concurrence, entitled " An act concerning The bill in addition to an act, entitled.“ An consuls and vice-consuls;' and that they have act for establishing the salaries for the Execu- I passed a bill making further provision for the tive officers of Government, with their assist | collection of duties by law imposed on teas, and ants and clerks," was read the first and second
to prolong the term for the payment of duties time.
on wines, in which they desire the concurrence Ordered, That this bill do pass to the third of the Senate. reading,
The Senate resumed the consideration of the The amendments of the House of Representa- 1 report of the committee on the subject of the tives, proposed in their resolution of March 2d,
| mint; which was agreed to; whereupon, on the bill sent from the Senate for concur
Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representarence, entitled "An act concerning consuls I lives of the United States of America in Congress assemand vice-consuls,” was taken into considera- I bled. That a mint shall be established, under such retion.
gulations as shall be directed by law. The amendments of the House of Represen- 1° Resolved, that the President of the United States tatives are, strike out all the bill, except the first be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be ensection, and amend the title, to read thus: “Angaged, such artists and workmen as shall be necesact for carrying into effect the convention be-sary to carry the preceding resolution into effect, tween Ilis Most Christian Majesty and the and to stipulate the terms and conditions of their United States, respecting consuls and vice-con- service; and also to cause to be procured such appa
ratus as shall be requisite for the same purpose. Resolved, That the Senate do not agree to the
Ordered, That the Secretary carry this resoamendments of the House of Representatives on the lution to the House of Representatives, and delast mentioned bill.”
sire their concurrence. Ordered, That the Secretary communicate Mr. LANGDON, from the committee on the bill this resolution to the House of Representatives. entitled “ An act for making compensations to
A message from the House of Representa- the Commissioners of Loans for extraordinary tives informed the Senate that they had passed expenses,” reported the bill with an amend the bill sent from the Senate for concurrence, ment; and the report was agreed to. entitled “ An act making an appropriation for Ordered, That this bill pass to the third readthe purpose therein mentioned.”
ing. It was agreed, by unanimous consent, to dis- The Senate took into consideration the resopense with the rule so far as that the bill sent lution of the House of Representatives, insistfrom the House of Representatives for concur-ing on their amendments to the bill, entitled rence, entitled “ An act to continue in force, " An act concerning consuls and vice-consuls;" for a liinited time, an act, entitled An act for | whereupon, the temporary establishment of the Post-office,” Resolved, That the Senate do adhere to their disbe now read the second tiine:
agreement to the amendments of the House of ReAnd it was agreed to expunge the second sec- presentatives on the said bill. tion of the said bill.
The bill sent from the House of RepresentaOrdered, That this bill pass to the third read-tives for concurrence, entitled "An act mak
ing further provision for the collection of the A message from the House of Representa - duties by law imposed on teas, and to protives informed the Senate that they had passed long the term for the payment of the duties on the bill sent from the Senate for concurrence, / wines,” was read the first time. for granting lands to the inhabitants and set- It was agreed, by unanimous consent, that tlers at Vincennes and the Illinois country, in the rule should be so far dispensed with, as that the territory northwest of the Ohio, and for con- this bill pass to the second reading at this time. firming them in their possessions, with amend! Ordererl, That this bill be referred to Messrs. ments; in which amendments they desire the MORRIS, LANGDON, and SCHUYLER, to consider concurrence of the Senate.
I and report thereon.