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Monday, March 24.
Kenfey Johns, Esq. appeared and pro duced credentials of an ajSpoirftment by the Governor of the state of Delaware as a Senator for the United States, which were read. Whereupon It was moved, that they be referred to the consideration of the committee of elec tions, before the said Kenfey Johns (hould be permitted to qualify, who are directed to report thereofl ; and it pafled in the affirmative—Yeas 13 —Nays 12. The yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the Senators present— Those who voted in the affirmative, are Meflrs. Bradley, Brown, Burr, Edwards, Gunn, Hawkins, Jackson, Langdon, Li vermore, Martin, Monroe, Robinson and Taylor. Those who voted in the negative, are, Meflrs. Bradford, Cabot, Ellfworth, Fos ter, Frelinghuyfen, Izard, Mitchell, Mor ris, Potts, Rutherford, Strong and Vi ning. A meflage from the House of Repre sentatives by Mr. Lambert, in absence of Mr. Beckley, detained by sickness. " Mr. President—The House of Re presentatives have pafled a bill, entitled, " an ast to provide for placing buoys on certain rocks oft' the harbor of New-Lon don, and in Providence river," in which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. " The President of the United States hath notified the House of Representa tives, that he did on the 21ft instant ap prove and sign th? act, entitled, " an ast making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four ; and on the 22& instant, the ast, entitled, " an ast to pro hibit the cairying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country." And he withdrew. The memoi ial of a number of citizens of the state of South-Carolina was present ed and read, Complaining of the system continued and puriued in the capture, de tention and condemnation in Britifli ports, of a number of vessels with their cargoes, the property of the citizens of the United States. Ordered, That this memorial lie for consideration. The Vice-President laid before the Se nate the report of the Attorney-General, on the memorial of the French inhabitanti if Galliopolis, and it was read. Ordered, That this report and the pa pers referred to be committed to Mr. Burr, Mr. Taylor, and Mr. Ellfworth, to con sider and report thereon to the Senate. The Senate resumed the second reading of the bill to authorize the President of the United States in certain cases to alter the place for holding a session of Congress. Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. Mr. Jackson gave notice that he should to morrow, move for leave to bring in a bill to make provilion for the widow and orphan children of Robert Forfyth, who was killed in the service of the United States. v The bill sent from the House of Re presentatives for concurrence, entitled "an a£l for the relief of Stephen Paranque," was read the second time. Ordered, That this bill be referred to Mr. Cabot, Mr. Ellfworth, and Mr. Mor ris, to conlider and report thereon to the Senate The bill sent from the House of Repre sentatives for concurrence, entitled " an ast for placing buoys on certain rocks off the harbor of New-Londoo, and in Pro vidence river, was read the firft time. Ordered, That this bill pass to the se cond reading. The Senate adjourned until 11 o'clock to morrow morning. Tuesday, March 25th; 1794. Mr. Vining reported from the commit tee on enrolled bills, that they had exam ined the bill, entitled "an ast allow ing to Major-General La Fayette his pay and emoluments while in the service of the United States," and that it was duly enrolled. The bill to authorize the President of the United States in certain cases, to al ter the place for holding a session of Con gress, was read the third time and being amended, Resolved, That this bill pass, that it be engrossed, and that the title thereof be, an ast to authorize the President of the United States in certain cases to alter the place for holding a feJlon of Con gress." Ordered, That the Secretary desire the concurrence of the House of Represen tatives iti this bill. .> The bill lent from, the House of Re presentatives for concurrence, entitled " nil ast to provide tot placing buoys on cer tain rocks off the harbor of New-London, and in Providence river," was read the second time. Ordered, That this bill be referred to Mr. Jackson, Mr. Langdon, and Mr. Foster, to consider and report tlmreon to the Senate. A meflage from the House of Repre sentatives by Mr. Lambert. 1 " Mr. President—The Speaker of the House of Repreientatives having signed an enrolled bill, i am directed to bring it to the Senate, for the figuature of the Vice-Prefident. " The House of Representatives disa gree to the firft amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled " an ast to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and magazines, and for other purposes— a(k a conference on the subject matter of all the amendments to the said bill, and have appointed managers at the said con ference on their part."—And he with drew. The Vice-President signed the enrolled bill, entitled " an ast allowing to Major General La Fayette his pay and emolu ments, while in the service of the United States," and it was delivered to the com mittee on enrolled bills, to be laid before the President of the United States," for his approbation. The Senate proceeded to consider the resolution of the House of Representa tives, disagreeing to the firft amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled " an ast to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and magazines, and for other purposes," and a (king a conference on the lubjeft mattei of all the said amendments —Wherenpon, Resolved, That the Senate agree to the proposed conference, and that Mr.- Gunn, Mr. Bradley, and Mr. Ellfworth be ma nagers at the fame, on the part of the Senate. Ordered, That the Secretary acquaint the Houfc of Representatives therewith. The following written meflage was re ceived from the President of*the United States, by Mr. Dandridge, his Secretary. United States, 25th Match, 1794. Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives. The two letters, which I now forward to Congress, were written by a consul of the United States ; and contain informa tion, which will probably be thought to require some pecuniary provision. G. WASHINGTON. The mefiage and papers therein referred to were read. Ordered, That they lie for considera tion. The consideration of the leport of the committee on the bill, sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, enti tled, " an ast limiting the time for pre senting claims for destroyed certificates of certain descriptions," was resumed, and it wa« agreed that the bill be amended ac cordingly. Ordered, That this bill pass to the third reading. (To be continued. J Congress of the United States. Houje of Representatives March 28. Proceedings of Congress, relative to the Embargo. A meflage from the President of the U- nited States. United States, 28th March, 1794 Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives. In the execution of the Reiblution of Congress, bearing date the 26th of March 1794, and imposing an embargo I have requested the governors of several states to call forth the force of their militia, if it should be ncceflary for the detention of veflels. This power is conceived to be in. cidental to an embargo. It also deserves the attention of Con gress how far the clearances from one dif trift to another, under the law as it now (lands, may give rife to evafidn of the em bargo. As one security, the eollcch>r„ have been inftrufted to refufe to reeeiv the surrender of coasting licences for th purpose of taking out registers, and to require bonds from rcgiftered veflels> bound from one diftrift to another, for the delivery of the cargo within the Unit ed States. ; It is not understood, that the resoluti on applies to coafling vessels, although their occupations lie generally in parts beyond the United States. But without further reltrictions, there is an opportuni ty of their privileges being uled as means of eluding the embargo. All armed veifels poffefling public com millions from any foreign power (letters of marque excepted) are considered as not li able to the embargo. fhefe circumstances are transmitted to Congress for their consideration. Go: WASHINGTON. The said menage and papers were read, &c'ommitted to Mr. Dexter, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Goodhue. Mr. Dexter from the committee to whom was referred the above message of the Prelident of the United States, the next day reported the following resolution, which was agreed to by the House. Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, that dur ing the continuance of the present embar go, no registered veflel, having on board goods, wares and merchandize, shall be allowed to depai t from one part of the U nitcd States, to any other port within the fame, unless the mafic;-, owner, consignee or factor, shall fiilt give bond, with one or more sureties, to the collector of the diftrift from which she is about to depart, in a sum of double the value of the veflel and cargo, that the said goods, wares or merchandize, shall be relanded in some port of the United. Stales, which bond, and also a certificate from tlie collector of thediftrift where the fame may be relanded, shall, by the colleitoi s refpedtively, be transmitted to tfcr secretary of the treafu|| ry.—That the several collectors be prohi bited from granting a clearance to any fo reign fliip or vessel, in any cafe whatever, during the continuance of the present em bargo ; and all armfd veflels, poffefiinf public commifTions from any foreign pow er (lettersof marque excepted,) are to be considered as not liable to the embargo. A message from the senate by Mr. Otis their fesretary, informed the house, that the senate have agreed to a resolution, to carry into morej;omplete effect, the re solution directing an embargo,~to VvTiTcK they desire the concurrence of this honfe. The said resolution was conlidered and disagreed to. Another message from the senate,. by Mr. Otis was received, which announced that the senate have agreed to the resoluti on of the house, to carry into more com plete effetl the resolutions directing an em bargo. Foreign Intelligence. RECEIVED BY THE BRITISH JANUARY PACKET. (con'tinued.) PARIS, December 31. On the 19th instant the Count and Count ess of Affcld and her daughter, a child nine yeareold, entered the Abbey a prison, in or der to be detained there as hostages fo>- the French prisoners, who are in the power of the Aultrians; on the 21ft, Mr. Schneider, public accuser to the Revolutionary Tribu nal at Strafljurgh, was conducted into the fame prison. On the 25th. Dreflay, Cordier, Bonneiul, the Widow Gravaud, Germain, Belkvau, and Dufour entered the prison of the COll - The Revolutionary tribnnal has condem ned to death La Folic, for fraudulent actions committed in the furnilhitig of cloaths des tined for the armies ; Morin, valet decham bre to Madame du Barry, for, having carried on a correspondence with the enemies of the Republic ; La Bondie, commiflary of the n«vy, and the Widow Gravaud, native of Berlin, for the fame reason. COURTRAY, Dec. 31. The report of the evacuation of Toulon by the Allies was received here two or three days ago. We are here at present very quiet. It docs not appear that there are any troops on the French frontiers between Ypre» and Tournay. On the other parts of the Frontier they do not exceed 6000 ; nor does it appear that even Lille contains many at present. It is supposed that they are all drawn off to the fide of Normandy. From Mons down to Nieuport, we have a strong cordon of excellent troops. NATIONAL CONVENTION, Btcmhr, 1(1. A letter from Carriere, Representative of the people, dated Nantz, December 14, con firmed the details of the letter from Savegnay; and added, that a single Rebel would not have escaped, if General Maulin had not given paflpor,ts to some of them. This Ge neral is plit under arreit. The Officer who was the bearer of this letter, kid, that before he left Nan-z, the country people had brought in 500 Rebels, who had thrown away their arms and implor ed pardon. This was refufed, and they were all put to death. On the road frotn,Nantz to Ancenis, he met many ~ volunteers and country people, who were leading along Rebels they had taken in thS forefts. At Ancenis, the Adminillrative Bo dies, told him, that more than 600 had been brought in there the fame day; 800 were brought to Angers ; and a great number to Saumur, of whom the Reprefcntatives of the the people would rid the earth by ordering them to be thrown into the Loire. The num ber of the killed and taken in the late actions, amounts to 30,c00. Barrere, in the name of the Committees of Public Welfare and General Safety, made- a report on the mode of deciding expeditioufly on the charges against persons under arrefl, The Conven ion ordered it to be printed, and repealed the Decree which direifled that a Commission chosen of the Committees of Public Welfare and General Safety lhould decide on such charges. December 31. The Public Functionaries in the depart ment of Correre, had been the chief authors and promoters of the infurredticn in that quarter. They have over-run the whole coun try, to preach a counter revolutionary cru sade, and, under pretence of the liberty of religious worship, to infligate all the inhabi tants to take up arms, and to aflemble at the found of the tocsin, in order to fall upon the great conimunes, and exterminate the Pro teliants, who, they fold, intended to take from them, with their Priests, their sacred peflels and their holy religion. These mifcre ints have now expiated their crimes. Representative ot the People, Lancr, wrote Tom Maymas, that they had all been guillo :ined. " The Tribunal," he added, " fulfils its luty with dignity; other conspirators are low on their trial, and will be judged with >ut delay; none of them fiial] escape our efearches ; every day throws new light on a lark and vast plot, projedleJ by Priests. I lave just learnt that many of them, difgu'fed is poor people, over-run the country, in order o light up the torch of fanaticifm, and to nnounce an impending famine, as a vifita ion of God. lam going to carry the torch >f truth into those regions, and to chace from heir haunts and caverns, all those wonder fj-pr. s of Ladozere an< _ refuge there." Referred to the Committee of Public Welfare. Maiitte informed the Convention of the gallant behaviour of a farmer in La Vendee. This brave Republican fell into the hands of the rebels, who endeavored to cut down the Tree of Liberty. " No, (said he) I have myfelf planted this Tree ; it is dearer to me than my existence, I will rather die than do it the Icaftharm." At these words he was killed by the banditti, but his last words were, Vive la Liberie, and his last sigh, a wish of fuccei's and prosperity to the Republic. In ferticn into the annals of Civifm. VIENNA, Dec. 16. In the firft audience granted on Tues day last by the Emperor to the Marquis Luchefini ; this mimfter declared, on the part of the King of Prufiia, that his ma jesty would continue, with redoubled zeal, to support the operations of the coalesced powers again ft the common enemy. The minister then demanded, and immediately obtained, a free pafiage through Bohemia, ■for some Pruflian regiments which were to join the army on the Rhine. According to the last advices from Sem len, the commandant of that frontier em ployed all his attention to flop the progress and the communication of an epidemic dis order which prevailed in Servia, and chief ly at Belgrade, where five persons are al ready dead 'of the plague. In the famous church of St. Dennys, the commifiioners of the National Conven tion discovered a hundred veflels of agate, three score services for the altar, all of pure gold, enriched with diamonds, sap phire, emeralds, and other precious stones of confiderahi'e value; exclusive of which they discovered an Unicorn's horn of an immense value, with fourteen unpoliftied peai is, and a cardinal's cap, valued at a bundled thousand livres, be (ides mapy o ther ornaments, and ecclesiastical appenda ges of inferior estimation, LONDON,. Jannarv 4. By letters from the rnofl pei funs at Manchester, we understand that the Eioufe of Taylor, & Co. in that town, is in want of a thousand more weavers than it can procure—a convincing proof that the war has not a?Fe&ed the tnnnu fafhires of this country in the manner that the Jacobins wvuld wish tp represent. ♦