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| Ships or vessels, a bill from the House to provide for
unlading vessels in cases of obstructions by
ice, 1784; bill passed, 1785.
praying that such heavy duties may be im.
posed on them as shall restrain their intem.
perate use; ordered to lie on the table,
Do. of the inhabitants of Lancaster against
the excise on spirits, 1794..
spirits, 1791; committed; amendments pro.
posed, 1797; passed, 1800.
Territory northwest of the Ohio, a bill from the
House for the government of, 52; passed,
Thanksgiving, a resolution from the House appointe
ing a joint committee to request the Presi.
dent to recommend to the people a day of
public thanksgiving and prayer, 90; agreed
subject, 31; report disagreed to; it was
finally agreed that no titles should be used,
tonnage, 43; passed, 47.
49; passed, 56.
message from the President, 62.
a bill to recognize and adopt to the constitu.
tion of the United States, the troops raised
under the resolves of Congress, 87; passed,
ment thereof, 999; passed, 1000.
the tonnage of vessels, 1029; bill passed,
accounts, 1031; another statement, 1061.
Treaties, a resolution from the House, that all trea.
ties entered into be published with the acts
of Congress, 1018; concurred in, 1019.
for adjustment of his claim, 1028.
ing to advance ihe salaries of the several
officers twenty-five per cent. on their pre.
sent allowance, for one year; referred to
the committee to whom was referred a mo-
tion to increase the compensation of the at.
torney general, 1809.
act establishing the Treasury Department,
1812; passed, 1815.
Useful arts, a bill from the House, to promote the
progress of the useful arts, 990; passed
with amendments, 996.
clearing, &c., 59; passed, 73.
Vessels, a bill to explain and amend the above, 87; Yeas and Nays, on the question of receding from at
amendment to, 37.
a motion to amend one of the proposed
amendments to the constitution, 76.
adhering to an amendment to the bill for al-
lowing compensation to the members of
both Houses, 77.
striking out the words “in the State of Penn-
sylvania,” from the bill establishing the seat
of Government, 89.
other questions in relation to said bill, 88.
passage of the bill to establish the seat of
| Yeas and Nays, on the bill to prevent goods being
brought from Rhode Island into the United
on the report of a committee in favor of the
claims of Baron Steuben, 1015.
their next session in Philadelphia, 1022.
some other questions in relation to the remov-
al of the seat of Government, 1022, 1023,
1026, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1038,
the public debt, 1028, 1047, 1049, 1050,
1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1058, 1059, 1060,
the bill to authorize the purchase of land at
West Point, 1030, 1031.
on the Creek treaty, 1070, 1074.
Yeas and Nays, on a resolution declaring it to be in-
expedient to alter the act of last session for
paying the public debt, 1781.
on limiting the term of incorporation of the
national bank, 1788.
other questions on the bank bill, 1794.
on the bill to amend the act for establishing
the seat of Government, 1812.
on the bill supplementary to the act incor.
porating the Bank of the United States,
on the bill in addition to an act establishing
the salaries of the executive officers of
INDEX TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FIRST CONGRESS.
firmed by the States, 1676; discussed, 1682;
report made, 1756.
Answer to the President's speech, 1083.
Appropriations, a bill making appropriations for the
service of the 1790, was introduced, 1465;
bill committed, 1466; ordered to be en-
grossed and passed, 1500.
Authors and proprietors of books, a bill for securing
to them an exclusive right to them, 1141,
reported, 1837; discussed, 1839; agreed
Algiers, a report from the Secretary of State relative
to prisoners at Algiers, 1886.
Amendments to the constitution, proposed to the
Legislatures of the several States, 2028;
deferred till next session.
Appropriation bill reported for the year 1791, 1935;
ordered to be engrossed, 1940; bill passed,
Appendix, containing sundry reports and documents,
and the acts passed at each session, at the
close of the volume.
Bankruptcy, a committee appointed to report a bill
to establish a uniform system of, 433.
. Second Session.
privilege of using and vending the matrices
of certain types, &c., 1427; bill passed,
bring in a bill for establishing a system of,
laid on the table, 1143
petition of sundry persons confined in the
jail of New York' for a general bankrupt
law; laid on the table, 1716.
Beverly cotton manufactory, a petition praying for
the patronage of Government; referred,
1574; report on committed, 1585.
Bland, Theodoric, (one of the members from Vir.
ginia,) his death announced, 1685.
establishing this institution, 1922; the House
went into a committee and reported the
bill without amendment, 1935, bill passed,
a bill supplementary to the above, taken up,
2020; bill passed, 2021.
Barry, Joshua, a report in favor of allowing his Crimes against the United States, a bill for the pun-
ishment of, 1142; taken up, 1572, passed,
China, a memorial from the merchants of Philadel-
phia, praying an additional duty on all
goods imported from thence in foreign
Churchman, John, his petition praying encourage.
ment to a voyage to Baffin's bay, for the
purpose of making magnetical experiments;
ordered to lie on the table; a report there.
on, 1893; part of the report negatived,
19:34; a bill directed to be brought in for
Clerks, marshals, and jurors, a bill for compensating
them, 2014; bül passed, 2025.
Congress, a bill for altering the time of meeting was
bill for do. read twice and ordered to be en.
grossed, 2006; passed, 2014; rejected by
the Senate, 2021. .
a new bill reported and passed, 2022.
Consuls and vice-consuls, a bill from the Senate con-
cerning them, 1933; the Senate disagree.
ing to an amendment of the House, and re-
fusing to recede, the House insisted, and
the bill was lost, 2027.
Consular convention with France-See France.
d recommitted. U8 Day of thanksgiving, a resolution proposing the ap.
pointment of a joint committee to wait on
the President to request he would appoint
a day for this purpose; agreed to.
Debates of the House, a resolution introduced, com-
. plaining of the manner in which the debates
had been taken, which was discussed, and
then withdrawn, 952.
sundry articles, 106; passed, 381.
bill for do. introduced, 258.
tonnage of vessels, a proposition for laying,
183; agreed to, 302.
a bill for laying duties on tonnage introduced,
425; passed, 432.
a bill for collecting the duties on imports,
302; taken up, 381; resumed, 468; recom-
a new bill for collecting duties, in lieu of the
above reported, 635; passed, 867.
a bill for suspending the operation of part of
an act for imposing duties on tonnage, 923;
a bill to amend part of the tonnage act re-
ported, 928; ordered to be engrossed, 933;
for the, presented, 1605; considered, 1638;
ment of the interest on the debts of the
United States; committed, 1711; agreed to,
ment of, presented, 1738; considered, 1740;
Debts of Georgia, a bill reported to make further | Executive officers, a bill in addition to an act for es.
tablishing the salaries of the executive offi.
cers of the Government, &c., 2024; bill
Foreign affairs, a bill reported to establish a depart-
ment of, 434; taken up, 473; ordered to
be engrossed, 608; passed, 614.
Fines, forfeitures, &c., a bill reported for the remis-
sion or mitigation of, 1118; an amendatory
bill reported, 1459; bill considered and or-
dered to be engrossed, 1464; bill passed,
Fitch, John, petition praying for an exclusive privi-
lege to use steam for purposes of naviga-
ing persons employed in the intercourse
between the United States and foreign na.
tions, 1113; taken up, 1118; debated and
ordered to be engrossed, 1130; bill recom-
mitted, 1526; an amendatory bill reported
gating or remitting the forfeitures and pen-
alties accruing under the revenue laws,
1599; passed, 1601.
order made for a token of mourning, 1586.
vision for the public debt, 2023; bill passed, Fisheries, a report from the Secretary of State on
this subject, 1960.
the interest on debts due to them in Paris,
1921; bill passed, 2014; rejected by the
convention between his most Christian Ma-
jesty and the United States, read tbreo
times and passed, 2031; postponed by the
Senate till next session.
Franklin, Benjamin, a letter from the President of
the Commonalty of Paris, with sundry co.
pies of a Civic Eulogium on our Franklin,
pronounced by M. Fauchet, at Paris, on
the 21st of July last, 1837; a translated
copy of the above letter, 1838.
resolution proposing that the Speaker com-
municate to the President and Commonalty
of Paris the sense of the House on account
of the above eulogium, 1844.
him from the National Assembly of France,
and a decree of that body on the death of
Dr. Franklin-See appendix.
a resolution from the Senate expressing the
sensibility of Congress to the tribute paid
to the memory of the late Dr. Franklin,
was concurred with, 2021.
Georgetown, a memorial from the citizens of, making
an offer to put themselves and fortunes un-
der the jurisdiction of Congress, 921.