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TO THE PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS.

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SECOND SESSION.

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FIRST SESSION.

Adams, John, a bill extending the franking priv-
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ilege to, received

746
Addresses—one in reply to the Speech of the

amended and passed

747
President, read and adopted
12 Address of the President

723
reply of the President

13
reply thereto reported

725
address to the President on the death of Gen.

President's reply

727
George Washington

17

farewell, of the President of the Senate 753
reply of the President

18
answer reported

755
Adjournment, message respecting the, received 44

inaugural, of Thomas Jefferson

763
concurred in

106
Adjournment

762
another received

126

Appoquinimink and Sassafras, a bill received to
concurred in with amendment

163

allow the transportation of goods by the
Appropriations, a bill making, for the support of

736
Government and for the Navy, for the year

passed

752
1800, received

159 Appropriations, a bill making, for the support of
amended and passed -

173

Government for the year eighteen hun-
a bill making, for the Military Establish-

dred and one, received

774
ment, received

163
passed

754
passed

175

amendments received and concurred in 757
a bill making further appropriations for the

a bill making, for the Military Estab-
year 1800, received

177
lishment, received

747
bill passed -

182
passed

755
Army, United States, a bill to suspend part of, an

a bill making, for the Navy, received

749
act for augmenting the Army, received 32

passed

756
amendments reported,
43 Arnold, Wm., a bill for relief of, presented

748
bill passed -

45
postponed until next session

760
notice for leave to bring in a bill to augment
the Army

B.

149
bill introduced

150

FIRST SESSION.
amendments reported

166 Baldwin, Mr., of Georgia, remarks of, on a bill
bill passed - -
169 respecting disputed elections

30
amendments received and referred to a com- Bankruptcy, a bill to establish an uniform system
mittee

180
of, received

50
amendment reported and adopted

182
referred

51
Arnold, Thomas, a bill for the relief of, received 65 reported

68
referred

103
debated

110, 115
bill lost
147 passed

126
Arsenals and Magazines, a bill received for the Bloodworth, Mr., of North Carolina, remarks of,
regulation of -

161
on a breach of privilege -

88
referred

162 Bulcke, Benjamin, petition of, asking redress for
reported without amendment

167

injury received by the interception of let-
bill passed

169
ters, presented

154
Aurora, debates on certain publications in a news-

adverse report

165
paper called the

-63, 68, 103, 105 Burling, Thomas, and others, asking confirmation
report of the Committee of Privileges on the

of certain grants, presented and referred 20
subject, laid on the table
109 report made

152
under consideration

111

SECOND SESSION.
resolution requiring the appearance of the Bankruptcy, a bill to amend the act entitled, “An
editor before the Senate -

113 act to establish an uniform system of,” re-
letter from William Duane, the editor of

ceived

754
said paper, requesting to be heard by coun-

referred

756
sel, read and debated
117 bill lost

760
further action in the case 121, 122, 123, 124 Bermuda Hundred and City Point, a bill to
petitions in behalf of editor, presented 180, 183 amend the act altering district of, received 752
resolution respecting him, passed
184 amended and passed -

756

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SECOND SESSION.
Biddeford and Pepperelborough, &c., a bill re-

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specting the ports of, received

738 Canadian and Nova Scotia refugees, report of
bill passed

Secretary of War on the claims of, laid on
Boston, Solomon, a bill for the relief of, receiv-

the table

731
ed

734 a bill regulating grants of land to, received 736
passed

736 passed
Bristol, a bill to establish the district of, and to Chaplain, resolution to appoint-

725
annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick

Bishop Claggett appointed -

728
to Portsmouth, reported
745 resolution to pay him a certain sum

761
passed

746 Clerks, petition from Daniel Brent and others,
Burr, Aaron, resolution to notify, of his election

asking additional pay

737
as Vice President

746 a bill to employ, for completing abstracts, re-
the oath of office administered

763
ceived

755
passed

759
C.

Coins, &c., a bill received directing the mode of
estimating certain

748
FIRST SESSION.
amended

753
Canada and Nova Scotia refugees, a bill to regu-

passed
late grants of land to, received

178 Commissioners for settling accounts, resolution
passed

183

concerning the balances reported by the - 749
Canfield, Ithamar, a bill introduced for the relief

report on the subject -

758
of .

45 Compensation, orders to pay certain sums to Sec.
amendments reported

147 retary of Senate, Clerks, Doorkeepers, and
bill passed

148
Chaplain

761
Census, bill from House for taking the, reported

Courts, United States, a room in the Capitol as-
with amendments

28

signed for the accommodation of the Su-
passed
43

734
on disagreement of House, Senate recede

a bill for the better organization of, received 734
from their amendments

52
under consideration

739, 740
Chaplain, appointment of a

11
passed

742
Cocke, Mr., remarks of, on a breach of privilege 68,

a bill altering times and places of holding
84, 85, 90
certain, received

755
Collett, John, bill received for relief of,

115
passed

759
referred

116

D.
reported

149
lost

152

FIRST SESSION.
Compensation of Senators and Members, bill re-

Debtors, a bill to revive the act for the relief of,
ported for incru sing

43
introduced

12
ordered to third reading

46
passed

14
postponed

47
amendments received and agreed to

22
a supplementary bill fixing the, received 163

a bill for relief of, received

180
passed

166
postponed to next session

182
Congress, a bill fixing time and place of next

Derby, Elias Haskett, petition of the executors
meeting of, reported

175

of, presented and referred to Secretary of
passed

178
Treasury

49
Connecticut Western Reserve, a bill received, re-

report laid on table

52
specting

158

Drawbacks, a bill to allow, on certain duties, re-
amended

165
ceived

51
passed

166
passed

108
Constellation, frigate, resolution in honor of the

a bill to retain a further sum on, received 176
officers and crew
the, received

121
passed

180
concurred in

122

Duane, William, (See Aurora.)
Copper, resolution respecting the mines of Lake

Duties, a bill to extend the time of payment of,
Superior, received -

148
of imposts, received

48
concurred in

159
reported

50
a bill to promote the manufacture of sheet, 170

recommitted

64
received

168
again reported

105
amendments reported

174
bill lost

110
bill lost

180
Courts, United States, a bill introduced concern-

a bill laying additional, on certain imports,
received

176
ing Juries

35
passed

180
postponed until next session

107
a bill to continue, on salt, received

164
Crimes, a bill in addition to the act for the pun-

passed

171
ishment of certain, received

160
passed

164

SECOND SESSION.
Customs, a supplementary bill fixing compensa- District of Columbia, bill concerning the, pre-
tion of officers of, received

173
sented

731
referred

738

amended

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District of Columbia, bill concerning the, passed 739 France, a bill to suspend commercial intercourse
amendments received

749
with, received

50
agreed to
752 under consideration

51, 53
a supplementary bill received, concerning

passed

62
the

755 | Franklin, Abraham, and John, owners of a ves-
amended and passed

760

sel captured by a French corvette, peti-
order to print the acts of cession of Mary-

tion of, read

41
land and Virginia -
731 unfavorably reported

46
Dohrman, Arnold Henry, or his representatives,

SECOND SESSION.
a bill for the relief of, received

749

Fowler, Theodosius, resolution respecting, re-
passed

752
Drawbacks, a bill to amend the act concerning,

ceived

752
further consideration postponed

759
received

753
lost

France, message and proceedings on the ratifica-
761

tion of the convention with
Duties, a bill to continue an act laying, on wine,

767
&c., and property sold at auction, re-

agreement to ratification

778
ceived

734

G.
passed

748

FIRST SESSION.
à bill to amend the act concerning imports
and tonnage, received

Georgia, a supplementary bill to the act for an
739

amicable settlement of the limits of, re-
passed

752
ceived

112
a bill received authorizing the remission of,

referred

116
on certain teas

755
amendments reported

154
passed

760
bill passed

162
E.
disagreement of the House

167
committee of conference appointed

171
FIRST SESSION.

other action
Elections, resolution respecting disputed, of Pre-

175, 176
sident and Vice President, offered

Government, a bill making further provision for

29
bill reported

the removal and accommodation of, re-
ceived

151
debated

49, 65, 67
amendments reported

amendments reported

158
110
bill passed

162
under consideration

120, 125
bill passed

Gunpowder, muskets, &c., a bill reported, permit-

146
amendments received

ting the exportation of a certain quantity
172
of -

152
other action
postponed

passed

160
182
à bill to continue in force an act concerning

non-concurrence of the House, received 176
disputed, received

159

SECOND SESSION.
passed

162 Georgia, an address from the Legislature of, stai-
SECOND SESSION.

ing certain grievances, presented and read 731

Government, a bill further to amend the act es-
Elb, Laurance, a bill to discharge from imprison-

tablishing the seat of, received

758
ment, received

755
referred

759
referred

758
lost

761
reported and lost

761

H.
Elections, a message received, respecting votes
for the President and Vice President 735

FIRST SESSION.
resolution respecting the same

742 Harding, Seth, bill for the relief of, presented 51
the assembling of the two Houses to read

amendments reported

147
the votes
743 recommitted

157
Enrolled bills, committee appointed on
730 passed

158
F.

Harding, Colonel John, bill for the relief of chil-
dren of, received

176
FIRST SESSION.
passed

182
Fauche, Jonas, and others, petition of, read and Harrison, William Henry, a bill extending the
referred to Secretary of War

46
franking privilege to, received

20
report of Secretary laid on the table
107 passed

21
Finnie, John, collector of revenue, petition of,

Health, Board of, memorial of the President of
asking additional pay, presented

106 the Philadelphia, asking a more general
referred to Secretary of the Treasury

109 extension of the quarantine laws, presented
Fisheries, a bill to continue in force an act con-

and referred

63
cerning certain, received

52 memorial from Select Common Council of
passed with amendment

152

Philadelphia, on the same subject, referred
Forfeitures, penalties, &c., a bill to repeal part of

to the same committee

112
the act concerning, received

26 Henderson, John, letter from, to Winthrop Sar-
passed

27
gent, presented and referred

20
amendments received

41
report made

152
concurred in
42 adopted

153

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FIRST SESSION.

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Page. Kennebunk, a bill to establish the district of,
Holmes, Nathaniel, bill for the relief of, received 747 amendments reported

168
passed
748 recommitted

172
Hooper, Robert, bill for relief of, received
730 bill passed

174
reported

733

L.
lost

734

FIRST SESSION.
Howard, John E., chosen President pro tempore
of the Senate

722 Lake Superior. (See Copper.)

Lands, dwelling-houses, &c., a supplementary bill
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to the act providing for the valuation of,
received and passed

20
Indians, a bill for the preservation of peace with,

Lands, a bill received, authorizing the sale of, be-
received
23

167

tween the Great and Little Miami rivers
passed
26 reported

178
a supplementary bill to regulate trade and

postponed to next session

180
preserve peace with, received

committee appointed to inquire into situa-
amendments reported

158

tion and extent of certain, claimed by
160

Tennessee
passed

65
a bill concerning treaties with, received 174

a bill to authorize sale and conveyance of, in
passed

182

certain cases, received
a bill allowing rations and providing for visits

amendments reported

167
177
to seat of Government, received

171

bill passed
passed

182 a bill received for equalizing the value of un-
a bill to continue trading-houses for, received 178

seated

166
182
postponed to next session

passed

174
Inman, Shadrach, petition of, read and referred

48 Lapsley, Samuel, bill reported, for the relief of
the representatives of

26
SECOND SESSION.
bill passed

28
Indiana Territory, petition from two counties of,

Lehman, Lyon, petition of, presented, asking re-
respecting slavery and Indians, presented

mission of duty on certain fire arms
and laid on the table

735
bill reported

68
Inman, Shadrach, petition of, presented

730
lost

108
J.

Library, committee appointed on the subject of a
public

169
FIRST SESSION.

Light-houses, &c., a bill to provide for erecting,
Jarvis, James, a midshipman, resolution in honor

received

159
of, received

121 bill passed, authorizing the rebuilding of the,
concurred in

122

at New London, the support of one at
Johnson, Major Thomas. (See Militia.)

Clark's Point, and erection of, at Wigwam
Judicia? Courts, bill concerning, introduced

96
Point

164
referred

103 Livermore, Samuel, elected President of the Sen-
reported

147

ate, pro tem. -
lost

150 Loan, a bill to enable the President to borrow
motion respecting jurors, and committee ap-

money, received

112
pointed on it
107 reported

119
bill reported
152 recommitted

160
amendments reported
168 reported

169
bill passed
170 motions to amend

170
SECOND SESSION.
passed

171
Jefferson, Thomas, Message received informing

SECOND SESSION.
the Senate of his election to the Presi-

Lands, dwelling-houses, &c., a bill to amend the
dency

746
act for the valuation of, received

747
his Farewell Address to the Senate

753
passed

750
letter stating his readiness to take the oath 756 L'Enfant, Major Charles, petition of, presented
his reply to Senate Address

759
and laid on the table

730
his Inaugural Address as President

763 Lewis, Samuel, a bill received to discharge from
oath administered
766 imprisonment

736
Jones, James, resolution to attend the funeral of,

bill passed

747
late a member of the House

733 Light-houses, a bill for erecting, at New Point
Judiciary, a bill
received to augment the salaries

Comfort and other places, received

758
of the District Judges of Massachusetts,

passed

759
New York, Delaware, and Maryland 754 bill received for erecting, at Cape Poge

734
amended and passed

759
passed

736
M.

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Marines, bill received, fixing rank and pay of com- Maryland, bill declaring the assent to an act of,
manding officer of, amendments reported - 161

passed

752
bill passed

164 | Massac, on the Ohio, a bill to add to the district
Marshall, Mr., of Kentucky, remarks of, on a

of, and for other purposes, received

739
breach of privilege -

93
amendments reported

750
Maryland and Georgia, a bill declaring assent to

passed

752
certain acts of, received

43 Mathers, James, and his assistants, petition of,
amendments reported

68
presented

753
bill passed
102 resolution respecting them, received

754
amendments received, and concurred in 108 agreed to

755
Mason, Mr., of Virginia, remarks of, on a breach McDermott, Paul, petition of, presented and re-
of privilege

88
ferred

729
Mathers, James, resolution to pay for extra ser- Message, transmitting copies of certain laws 732
vices
184 with annual account -

733
McKinley, Hugh, resolution to pay him for his

concerning the Mint

734
attendance on Senate

177 with letter from Washington City Commis-
McDermott, Paul, memorial of, asking to be dis-

sioners

737
charged from the payment of certain sums,

concerning the disposition of United States
read and referred

109
property

745
Messages, on the death of Gen. Washington
16, 24 calling special session

762
others
25, 28 concerning French Convention

767
Militia, a bill received, allowing pay to the, under

respecting treaty with Russia

778
Major T. Johnson
167 others

768, 773, 780
reported

176 Mine and Metal Company, a bill to incorporate
passed

180
a, received

738
Military Establishment, a bill received, making

reported

755
appropriations for the
163 third reading negatived

758
passed
175 Mint, a bill concerning the, received

755
a bill giving further time to holders of war-

passed

758
rants to locate, received

43

N.
passed

46
a bill received, regulating grants of land for

FIRST SESSION.
military services

43 Navy, United States, a bill for better government
amendments reported

48
of, received

151
bill passed

50
amendments reported

159
disagreement of House

52
bill passed -

162
report of committee of conference

64

a bill making appropriations for the, received 159
other action

64, 65
passed

178
a bill received to prevent the interference of

Newspapers, resolution to supply Senators with - 10
military in elections

108 North Carolina, a bill received, authorizing the
lost -

151

transmission of a number of copies of laws
Ministers, public, a bill to ascertain compensa-

to the Governor of -

32
tion of, received

174
concurred in

33
amended

175

a bill received respecting the district courts
passed
178

108
Mint, United States, bill received, respecting the 43

passed

110
passed

164 Northwestern Territory, letter from Governor of
committee to make certain inquiries regard-

the, respecting certain lots for public use,
ing the

149
laid on the table

27
172

a bill to divide the, into two governments, re-
passed
174

147
amendments received -
179 amendments reported

161
other action

180, 181, 182
passed

164
Mississippi, petition of certain inhabitants of lands

disagreement of House

168
on the borders of, read and referred -
20 final adjustment

173
supplementary bill to the act establishing a

a bill received, providing for the sale of lands
government in, received -

112
in

149
referred

116
passed

165
passed in the bill for the State of Georgia 162

other action

167, 174
bill permitting the entrance of slaves into, re-
ceived

178

SECOND SESSION.
reported

179 Navy of the United States, a bill to prohibit the
negatived -

183

Secretary of, from carrying on trade, com-
bill respecting the laws of, received

178
merce, &c., introduced

750
postponed -
182 amendments reported

757
bill passed

759

a bill to provide a Peace Establishment, re-
Maryland, bill declaring assent to an act of, re-

ceived

753
ceived
74 passed

759

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