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l'V f° r the collection of the duties impsfed
bvtow on goods,., wares, and merchandize,
and on the tonnage of (hips and veliels.
This amendment was taken into conhder
ation T' ,,e amendment of the Houfii pro
vides that when the emoluments of a Collec
tor amount to upwards Oj dollars per
annum, the futplus fliall be paid into the trea
sury of the United States. The amendment
of the Senate is, to flrrike out this amend
ment and to insert a elanle which limits the
allowance of the Collectors of Philadelphia
and New-York to 3*Bths of one per cent ;
and to the collectors of Boston, Baltimore
and Charleston to 3-4ths of one per cent.
This amendment of the Senate was agreed to.
The bill for encreafing the salaries of the
commiHioner of the revenue and the auditor
of account? was twice read, and committed
In committee of the whole on the bill pro
?iding ail annual allowance for the education
of Hugh Mercer; Mr. Muhlenburg in the
this bill provide 1 ; for an allowance of
four hundred dollars per annum from the
<late of the last payment till the education of
Mr. Mercer (hall be compleated, or till he at
tain to the age of 21 years. No amendments
were made bv the committee ; and the bill
bein" reported to the Houle, was read the
third time, and palfed.
Mr. Fitzfimons brought in a report on she
petition of Arthur £:■* Clair, refpefting the
Settlement of an old account ; read and laid
on the table.
The amendments of the committee of the
whole to the bill making appropi iations there
in mentioned, were taken up by the House ;
some of these amendments were adopted,
others disagreed to. The bill was then or
dered to be engrofled for a third reading.
A motion mads by Mr. Boudinot for taking
up the bill reported by the feleft committee
on the petition of Lewis Pintard, was put,
and negatived, as was also a motion made by
Mr. Clark to take up the' bill for eftabliftiing
fees to be paid on the transfer of public Secu
A mefTage from the Senate by Mr. Otis in
formed the House, that in the ablence of the
Vice-President, the Senate have chosen Mr.
Langdon Prudent pro tem. as the conftituti
-011 of the United States directs.
Also that the Senate have pal Ted an ast Sup
plementary to the ast for eftabliftiing and
maintaining light-houses, beacons, &rc. An
ast for the relief of Elijah Boftwick ; and an
ast providing for the payment of the tirft in
stalment of a loan made at the Bank of the
Mr. Moore of the committee on enrolled
bills, reported four bills as truly enrolled,viz.
tl An ast making appropriations to defray the
expense of holding a treaty with the hostile
Indian tribes north-weft of the river Ohio.
An ast for altering the times and places of
holding the Circuit Courts in the Eastern dill
trift, and in North-Carolina, and for pther
purposes. An in a44»tion to «ft
for eftabliftiing the judicial courts of the Unit
ed States ; and anaft*?hakmg certain appro
priations therein mentioned.
Another nieiTage from the Senate informed
the House that they have pafled the ast for
extending the time of receiving subscriptions
to the loan x>f the United Scates, and for com
pensating Ebcnezer Storer, in which they re
quest the concurrence of the House.
A melfage from the President of the United
States, by Mr. Lear, informed the House that
he has approved and Signed two acts—one, an
ast to ascertain the fees demandable in cases
of Admiralty proceedings in the Courts of the
United States; the other an ast to regulate
trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes.
The House went into a committee of the
whole on Mr. Giles' reiolutions relative to
the official condurt of the Secretary of the
Treasury. The debate continued till five
o'clock ; the committee then rose and report
ed progress, and the Hrnfe adjourned to 7
o'clock P. M.
The coikmttec to whom was referred the letter of the
Secretary oj tie Treasury of the 25th February,
refpefting the errors in his printed, reports,
That they have examined into the circumstan
ces dated in the letter, and find,
That the (lauding order of the clerk of this
houle to the printer is, to fend the proof facets
of all reports and ftateinents to the department
from whcnce they were made, and that this
pra&ice has been generally followed.
That it has been difcominued during the pre
sent feflion (so far as Tefpe&s the Secretary of
the Treasury) from an ppinion of the printer,
that the delay which the examination would oc
casion, might interfere with the intention of the
boufc, of having the bufioefs speedily -accom
It did not appear to the committee that any
unnecetTary delay had taken place at the office of
K the compttoller, by reason of the examination of
the proof fhceis, nor in the primer in the execu
tion of his business
Ihe committee are of opinion that it is not
necefTdry for them to recommend any new re
gulation for the future execution of this business ;
but, in order to re&ify the errors which have
taken place in the printed reports and statements,
the committee recommeud the following rcfo
R£ROL V ED,
That there be printed under riie dire&ion of
Secretary of the TVeafury, 300 copies of the
re P9rtsand ftatcments made by him during the
prcferit feflion, and that the fame be delivered
to the clerk of this house.
Lift of Ads pajfed at the Second SeJJion of the Second
'•AN a & concerning the registering and
recording of thips or veffrls.
*• An act to amend an a ft, intituled, 44 An
ast eftabi"tilling a Mint, and regulating the
coin j of the United States," respects
tiw coinage of copper.
■ *5.. An a& to provide for the allowance of
inteieft 011 the Aim ordered to be paid bv the
re'olveofCongrefs of the 28th of September,
one thousand (even hundred and eighty-five,
as an indemnity to the persons therein nahitd.
4- An ast to continue in forte for a limit
ted time, and to amend t!ie ast, intituled,
*' An ast providing the means of intercourse
between the United States and foreign nati
J. A» ast regulating foreign coins, and for
6. An ast relative to claims' against the
United States, nor barred by-any ast of limi
tation, and which have not been already ad
7. An ast refpefting fugitives from juflice,
and persons eicaping from the lisiyjce of thejr
8. An ast for enrolling and licensing (hips
or veflels to be employed in the coasting trade
and fiflieries, and for regulating the lame.
9. An ast providing compensation to the
President and Vice-President of the U. States.
10. An ast to repeal part of a resolution of
Congress, of the 29th of August, one thoul'and
seven hundred and eighty-eight, refpefting
the inhabitants%f Post Saint Vincents.
11. All to promote the progress of ufe
:'ul arts, and to repeal the ast heretofore made
for that parpofe.
12. An ast to aiithorife the Comptroller of
the Treasury to fettle the accounts of Tho
mas Wifliart, late a lieutenant in the army of
the United States.
13. An ast to authorize the adjustment of a
claim of Joseph Henderlon against the United
14- An act making provision for theperfons
15. An ast for repealing the Several impost
laws of the United States, So far as they may
be deemed to impoie a duty on ufeful beasts
imported for breed.
16. An ast in addition to and alteration of
an ast, intituled, 44 An ast to extend the time
limitted for fettling the accounts of the Unit-
States with the individual States."
17. An ast to regulate the claims to inva
18. An ast making appropriations for the
support of government for the year one thou
fa-nd seven hundred and ninety three.
19. An ast to regulate trade and intercourse
with the Indian tribes.
2D. An ast to ascertain the fees in admi
ralty proceedings in rhe diltrift courts of the
United States, and for other purposes.
21. An ast making an appropriation to de
fray the expence of a treaty with the Indians
north-weft of the Ohio.
22. An ast in addition to the ast, intituled,
u An ast to establish the judicial courts of the
23. An ast to alter the times and places of
holding the circuit courts in the Eaftein Dif
trift, and in North-Carolina, and for other
2.4- An fapplementary to the ast, inti
tuled, 44 An art to provide more effertually
for the collection of the duties imposed by law
on goods, wares and merchandize, imported
into the United States, and on the tonnage of
Ihips or veflels."
25. An ast providing for the payment of
the firft installment due on a loan made of the
'Bank of the United States.
26. An art for extending the time for re
ceiving on loan that part of the domestic debt
of the United States which may not be sub
scribed, prior to the fiHVday of March, one
thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
27. An art supplementary to the art for the
establishment and support of light-houses, bea
cons, buoys and public piers.
28. An art providing an annual allowance
for the education of Hugh Mercer.
29. An art for the relief of Elijah Boftwick.
30. An art making certain appropriations
3 1. All art making addition to the compen
sation of certain public officers.
32. An art for the relief of Simeon Thayer.
BALTIMORE, March 5.
ExtraEl of a Letter Jrom a .Gentleman in Philadel-
phia, dated 23 d n/t.
" The late call upon the Secretary of the
.Treasury, has served, in my opinion, to raise
his character ttill higher. How he has been
able to go over so large a Geld, in so Ihort a
space of time, to detail so many intricate ope
rations of finance ; to exhibit their depen
dence on each other ; to lhew the means by
which the credit of our country has been re
stored, and its specie increased ; and to Ihed
over the whole monied tranfaftions of four
years, at home and abroad, a light which dis
pels ambiguity, and discovers suspicion in
blulhes, is truly surprising, especially as the
call was as luddenas unexpected. I can re
collect nothing from any British Minister, iiv
all the conflicts of party, equal to it. Even
Necket*s boasted account of the finances of
Fiance, rendered to his King, is inferior ; al
though that was the result of long fludy and
elaborate preparation, and Hamilton's the
work of the moment. Poor Fellow, if he has
(1.-pt much for thele three weeks palt, I con
gratulate him upon it. I fincerelv wish that
the whole of his information could be publilh
ed in a cheap form, lo that it might be read
by every citizen of the United State, instead
of the minced pieces that mav occasionally be
served up to them by party writers. A man
of such information, exactitude, firmnefs, iu
dultrv, strength of judgment, fertility of re
source. and comprehensive views, ought to be
thoroughly known to all whom it concerns,
and may well be coniidered, by the most en
lightened, as an uncommon production ; and
yet a more unctmnui thin% would be, to fee a
sett of ambitious and difappo'iDted men, ac
quicfcing in his fqperior t-ilents and utility,
instead of laboring to drive him from a station
which the/ may polfibly covet; or moving in
Congress a refalution of thanks, in Head of
calumniating him in Gazettes. But has any
country given a ipecimen of such kind of am
bition*? If not, why Ihou'd the United States
let tive example ? Dutch Republicans mur
dered Wit and ate his heart. Republicans
baniflwd Arijlidcs thejuft, put Phocion to death,
and condemn-, d Socrates to As yet
we hp.ve confiiied the punilhnent of eminent
fervicesand ability to attempts to degrade
them trom office, inuendoes, ele&ioneerints
- and newspaper detra&ion : This,
however, may be only the pre ude to eating
and banishing. Let us be thankful, my friend,
that Nature has not lubje&ed you and I to
such a fate."
Philadelphia, March y.
Attorvies for the United States.
Zebulon Hollingfworth, Maryland.
Thomas Patter, Soutk-laro/ina,
Gcoige Nicholas, Kentucky.
C Port of Edenton, and
< Infpe6to»-of Surve\,
( No. 2, North-Carolina.
, a , t rxr ir D Itntt of Champlain
Mclantlhon L. Woolfcy, j Hew-York.
Port of Harawick (Geo.)
Port of Smithfiefd (Vir.)
Jnfpeftors of the Revenue.
James Gibbon, Survey No. 4. Virginia.
Wth. Richardson, No. 3, Maryland.
Thomas Overton, No. 1, North-Carolina.
Thomas Benbury, No. 2, ditto.
Daniel M'KifTack, No. 5, ditto.
Ccmm.if[ioner of Loans.
Benjamin Harwood, State of Maryland.
Chief Coiner of the Mint oj the United Statts.
Henry Voight, of PennJ'ylvania.
Con s u ls of the United States.
Benjamin Joy—oi Majjachufetts Calcutta, and
other ports and places on the Coast of India
Nathaniel Cutting—ditto, Havre-de-Grace.
Jame> Greenleat— ditto, Amflerdam.
Samuel Cooper Johonnot, do. Demarara.
Henry Cooper, of Pennsylvania, St. Croix.
Benj. Hammell Phillips, do. ,Curracoa.
David Matihew Clarkfou, do. St. Enfiatius.
Edward Fox, Falmouth (G. B.)
lofeph Yznardi, Cadiz,(Spain)
Robert Montgomery, > /Meant, do.
John Parrifti, Hamburgh.
Commijfioners for holding a Treaty with the hojlile
Tscrtjimiri Ltncoln, ot Majjachufetts.
Beverly Randolph, Virginia.
Timothy Pickering, Pennflvania.
AJfociate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United
William Paterfon—of New-Jersey vice—
Thomas Johnson, of Mar\land, lefigned.
MefT. Hare, Morgan, Latimer, Swanwick,
Woods, and Gibbons, members of the House
of Representatives of the (late legislature,
have entered, on the journals of the House,
their reasons for difTenting from the vote of
a majority, in favor of a bill, extending the
power of justices of the peace to cases of twen
The resignation of Mr. Jefferson wasfome
time since talked of, as about to take place
soon ; we have lately heard, through a very
refpeftable channel, and communicate it with
pleasure, that he is not to relign. Gen. Adv.
A few days since Mr. Lazarus Beach pre
sented to the Museum in New-York a quire
of paper, made at his Paper Mill in this town,
which the hottefl fire would not consume.
In a 1 ite Speech of Mr. Burke in the Bri
tifli House of Commons, he denounced a M.
Dupont, a member of the French National
Convention for declaring himfelf an Atheifl —
but by the Speech of M- Dupont Jince publjibed,
it appears he only said u /am a Deijl
Return of Grain brought into the Port of
Philadelphia,' for the year 1792.
Peas and Beans
Address of the President of the United
States previous to his taking the Oath le
quired by the Conflitution, on Monday last.
I AM again called upon by the voice of
my fco*intry,,to execute the functions of its
C.hiif Magistrate. When the occasion proper
for it (hall arrive, I (hall endeavor to express
the high sense I entertain of this diftinguiftied
honor, 2nd of the confidence which has been
repofcd in me, by the people of United Ame
Previous to the execution of any official
act of tlie President, the constitution requires
an oath of office. Tnis oath lam now about
to take ; and in your pretence—that if it
(hall be found, during my administration of
the government, I have in any instance vio
lated willingly, or knowingly, the injunction
thereof, I may (besides incurring cor.ftitution
al punilhment) be fubjeft to the upuraidings
of all, who are now witneffej of the present
At the celebration of the lVefidfiit's Birth
dav in Salem M<jifachusi;is, h fulvienpnon Wd»
for the ielicf of iinpnfciiir.d dehtocj ;
bill o'i enquiry it was found »h it there was not
£in tiic County of Kflcx. That County con
tains neatly fi'*(.y ihouFutd inhabitant*.
< Surveyor & Infpe&tor
( Port of New- London.
( Surveyor & Infpeltor
< of the Revenue,
( Charlejlon (S.C.)
It niu'ft afford genuine fatisfacTion to tie
public 6t' the' United States to learn, that af
ter the 'everest fcrutlify by the Repre&i ta
tives of the people into the official <otu!u£t of
the Secretary of theTreafniy—it has appeal
ed uublemiHied and honorable.
There was a mistake in faying that the Se
cretary had been acquitted * because acqfi|traf
implies trial, anxJ trial prefu >poles theaccufed
party bei rig heard in his defence, which was
not the cafe in this inftante ; The chart s
brought against the Secretary were fubiv.it ted
to the House when crowded with hufinefs and
but three days before an unavoidable adjourn
ment ; and though their object and tendency
involved his removal ftom office, his ruin a id
hisdifgrace, he had no opportunity of answer
ing them or vindicating his conduct arid cha
racter. But even under this dfiadvantage,
he has been cempleatly exculpated—and his
proceedings fulfy juftified by the Reprefenta;
tives of the nation, and fan&ioned by the ap
proving voice of many hundreds of refpesta
ble .citizens who attended the debates.
Inquiries into the conduct of public officers
are in general attended with very salutary ef
fects, and when they originate in motive 1 ;
truly patriotic and in aconvittion of* mifcoi -
du6t, they reflect credit on those who insti
tute them—at the fame time every candid
mind will allow that charges of a high nature
again ft a public officer, vested with the exe
cution of an important and delicate truit,
charges which excite alarm and diftruflr, and
threaten the national tranquility, ought to "be
preferred with caution and temperance. Any
previous fymtoms of personal diflikc or alter
cation—any long continued evidence of a
rooted disgust, or any avowed reprobation of
systems connected with the officer's stability
and reputation must in the eyes of a judicious,
•public, essentially detract from that merit,
which is alone due to the virtuous and dis
interested patriot, prompted only by pure re
* See Federal Gazette of Saturday lajl.
It is the firft principle with our government
to pay off the public debt ?s fact as the circum
ftanc.es of the people will permit. —Those who
fee the mo ft evil in a public debt, will conlefs
that it is not capable of ham when
the operation ot finking it is kept in regular p/o«
grefs—Th y al'ow that much good comes out
of th's evil. One remarkable efF: £fc of the in
crease of our a&ive capital, is the increased price
of land — New manuf;i£lures and new eriterprizes
are increasing every where. It would beagainit
reason and experience to affirm that the public
debt produces'no benefit# to the citizens at a
distance from the fear of government, and who
may not be poUcfled of the certificates. The
man who has occasion to ask credit—who wants
to borrow or to fell, is sure to find his terms
hard when money \s scarce. On the contrary,
the increase of capital is sure in a great degree
to equalize its benefits to part ef the foci
cty —Thus it is that in almost every operation
of traffic and induftty, each dtftritt of country
•urns to account the addition made 10 the wealth
of tiie whole.
Our party men are extremely afraid of the
government becoming corrupt. These cham
pions of virtue seem to be willing to put their
own purjty in the way of all manner of con
tamination. They consider the Frehch revo
lution as the inoft noble triumph of republican
virtue—and O ! Shame, where is thy blush—
they dare to tell us that the ill success ot the
attempt to censure Governor Clinton's
canvaifers is an event of no less merit and
importance. The inoft audacious ast of a
party to place their favorite in the chair of
state in open contempt of their State consti
tution, is made the fubjeft of praise and ex
ultation. Such an outrage on the rights of
freemen has never happened in our country
before, and we hope it will never happen a
gain—and such an outrage on common sense
and decency as the paragraph alluded to i«
hitherto equally without a fellow.
THE State, in cash 'tis said abounds,
To th' amount of many thousand pounds;
Snug in the banks the treasure lies—
A sure defence should dangers rife ;
For while 'tis hid from public view,
It mocks the grafting, fchemiiig crew;
But cunning now exerts us fpiings,
To give the dormant eagles wings ;
Hence a new banking plan is form'd,
And soon the bolted vaults are ftorm'd,
On paper plumes they mount the air,
And fly—the Lord alone knows where;
Meantime the (harks of Speculation,
Laugh at the faqes of the Nation !
ARRIVED a/ the PORT#/PHILADELPHIA.
Brig Felicity, Young, New-York
We hear the (hip Columbia from Arnfter
dam, and the ihip Grange from Liverpool are
arrived in the river.
03* Pricc of Stocks as in our lajl.
Thojt pcrfons who have received Subjcrip
tion-Money Jor the Gazette, and thoje who are in
arrears Jor the 'Jan ne t are moji earneJUy requeued to
make payment to the Editor as Joon as pojjible.