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Mr. Boudinot said he v»ted against thequeftion's coming on, on
the principle that more important business is before the House. Headded otherobfervations, and moved that the Resolution (hould be amended so as to include the idea of a permanent residence, in these words, Resolved, " That the permanent feat of the govern ment of the United States (ball be.fixed in some convenient place on the banks ot' the Delaware, and, that Congress meet and hold their next feflion, &c." This was made a question of order. The Speaker determined that the motion was not in order. An peal was made to the House, and the question decided by Ayes and Noes. AYES. Meffrsßenfon, Boudinot, Burke, Coles, Floyd, Foster, Gerry, Goodhue, Hathorne, Huntington, Lawrance, Lee, Leonard, Liver more,Madifon, Partridge, Renfellaer,Schureman, Sedgwick, Seney, Sherman, Sylvester, Smith (M.) Smith (S. C.) Stone, Sturges, Thatcher, Trumbull, Tucker. 29. Messrs Ames, A(he, Blood worth, Baldwin, Brown, Clymcr, Contee, Cadwallader, Fitzfimons, Gale, Gilman, Griffin, Grojit, Hartley, Heifter. Jackfoo, Matthews, Moore, Muhlenberg, Page, Parker, Scot, Sinnickfoo, Steele, Sumpter, Vining, White, Wif liamfon, Wynkoop. 29. The Speaker having before decided in the negative, the amend ment was loft. Mr. Lawrance moved that the question be referred to a commit tee of the whole House. This was loft. Mr. Smith (M.) moved that the Resolution be amended by ftrik ingovu Philadelphia, arid infecting Baltimore. Mr. Sherman moved Wilmington. Mr. Viningobfcrved, that as there was no probability of carry ing Wilmington, he could consider the motion in no other light than as designed to embarrass. Mr. Ames rose to exculpate Mr. .Sherman from the imputation of infinccrity. He said he had uniformly discovered a predilettion for Wilmington. The debate was continued refpe&ing Philadelphia and Balti more. Mr. Seney, Mr. Stone and Mr. Lawrance spoke in favor of Baltimore, as being more central. Mr. White, Mr. Hartley and Mr. Fitzfimons against the motion. Mr. Smith (M) mentioned some particulars of the commerce of Baltimore —the 1-aws they have palled refpetting ceding to Con gress 10 miles square—he also informed the house that the Inhabi tants of that town had raised a fubfeription of between 20 and 30 thousand ponuds to erett suitable accomodations for the mem bers. Mr. Fitzfirrrons after observing that his object being to remove from New-York, proposed that the place should be left blank— the house agreeing to this. It -was then moved that the blank Ihould be filled up with New- York. Mr. Gcrrv said he considered thequeftion of great importance, and if no iufficient reason can be for it, it will be found to be attended with very serious coniequences. What reason can be given for the removal ? I know of none—if Congress should meet the next feflion at Philadelphia, it will very probably be moved to return again to New-York; and thus Congress will be as a political shuttlecock—bandied about between two rival ci ties. He contralted the accomodations of New-York and Phila delphia,and gave the preference tothofe of the former :He advert ed to the e.xpence the city of New-Yo*k had been at, to accomo date the government, and said, that Congress could nclt remove with honor, without reimbursing them theexpence. He thought it of importance to determine the question rclpc&ing the tempo rary and permanent residence of Congref6, for while the queltion remains doubtful, it will always be insinuating itfclf in all great national questions. Is this a situation for this government to continue in? He replied to lome observations relpetlmg the " wealth and security of Philadelphia" and observed, that with xefp*£lto the latter, there was no great force in the remark, as it ts a time of profound peace, and no inconvenience had, as he be lieved, or would arifc on account of the former. On the question to insert New-York, the ayes and noes- arc as follow. MelTrs. Ames, Bcnfon, Blood worth, Boudinot, Burke, Floyd, Foster, Gerry, Grout, Hathorne, Huger, Huntington, Law rance, Livermore, Partridge, Renfellaer, Schureman, Sedgwick, Sherman, Sylvester, Smith, (S. C.) Sturges, Thatcher, Trumbull, Tucker. 25. MelTrs. Afhe, Baldwin, Brown, Cadwallader, Carroll, Cly mer, Coles, Contee, Fitzlimons. Gale, Gilman, Goodhue, Grit fin, Hartley, Heifter, Jackson, Lee, Leonard, Madtfon, Mat thews, Moore, Muhlenberg, Page, Park -r, Scot, Srney, Sinnick son, Smith, (M.) Steele, Stone, Sumpter, Vining, White, William son, Wynkoop. 35. Baltimore and Philadelphia were then proposed to fill up the blank, almost at the fame instant—some debate ensued, which should be fir ft pur. Mr. Carroll observed that as he saw no probability of carrying Baltimore, though he considered it as a proper place, on account ot its being more central tha,n any other that has been men tioned, he (hould vote for Philadelphia as being nearer the cen tre than any other situation he saw a profpefl of being agreed to. Mr. Seney moved an amendment, to add after Philadelphia, " or Baltimore." Mr. Vining, Mr. Hartley and other members opposed the mo ion. as leading to no decision with refpe6l to cither place. The motion for adding Baltimore, was determined in the ne gat've. AYES. MelTrs. Benfon, Bloodworth, Burke, Floyd, Gerry, Grout, Ha thorne, Huger, Jackson, Lawrance, Partridge, Renfellaer, Scney, vSmith (M.) Smith (S. C.) Stone, Siurges, Sumpter, Thatchcr, TrUmbull, Tucker. 22. NOES. MelTrs. A Hie, Ames, Bloodworth, Boudfnot, Brown, Cadwal lader, Carroll, Cly mer, Coles, Contee, Fitzfnnons, Foster, Gale, Gilman, Goodhue, Griffin, Hartley, Heifter, Huntington, Lee, Leonard. Livcrniore, Madison, Matthews, Moore, Muhlenberg, Parker, Page, Schureiu-n, Scot, Sedgwick, Sherman, Sinnickfon, Steele, Vining, White. Williamfon, Wynkoop. 38. The question tor inserting Philadelphia, was also deferiTfined by ayes and noes. MelTrs. Aflir, Baldwin, Boudinot, Bfown, Cadwallader, Car roll, Clynic'r. Coles, Contce, Fitzfimons, Gale, Gilman, Goodhue, Griffiri, Hartl-y, Heiftcr, Jatkfon, Lee, Leonard, Madison, Mat thews. Moore, Muhlenberg, P*p«, Parker, Partridge, Scot, Scntfy, Sinulckfou, Smith (M 1 Steele, Stone, Sumpter, Thatcher, Vimng, White, Williamfon, Wynkoop. 38. McfiYs. Ames, Benfon. Blood worth, Burke, Floyd, Frwfter, Ger ry, Gtout, Hathorne, Huger, Huntington, Lawrance, Livcrrnore. Renfellaer, Schuicman, Sedgwick, Sherman, Sylvester, Smith, (S. C.) Trumbull, Tucker. 22. 1 lie propolkion as filled up was then put and agreed *.0. Sundry reports from the fecrctary of the department of war were read, Mr. Moore presented several papers, containing rcprefentations from the people of a particular part of Virginia, refpe&ing in coirvenienccs which attend holding the federal courts in that llate, and moved for leave to bring in a bill to repwil part of the judi cial law. A mc flagc wan received from the Prefidcnt of the United States, informing thehoufethatrhe " A&forthe encouragement of Learn ing, by fecuringthe copies of maps, charts and books to the au thors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein ayentioned, had received his assent.'* NOES. AYES. NOES AYES. NOES. A message was received from the Senate, informingthe house, that thcv dill insist cm their amendment to the bill providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign na tions—-'and request a concurrence with the house on the fubjcfl of disagreement. The house voted to concur, and appointed Mr. Gerry, Mr. aWltliamfon and Mr. White the committee on their part, to ma nage the conference. TUESDAY, JUNE i. On motion of Mr. Williamfon, ine house went into a commit tee of the whole, on the bill providing for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and individual dates. Mr. Seney in the chair. Some progreCs was made in the discussion, the committee then rose and reported progress. A rneiTage was received fromthe Prefidentof the United States, informing the house, that he had received official information of the ratification and adoption of the constitution of the United States, by the state of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, on which event he congiatulated the house.—A letter from the Prelident of the Convention, to the President of the United States, accompanied the meflage, which was read. Mr. Smith, (S. C.) Then moved that thecommittee of the whole house, ftiould be dilcharged from considering the bill to prevent a commercial intercourse with the state of Rhode-Island, &c. which was immediately put and carried in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Sedgwick, a committee was appointed to report a bill of bills for giving effe£l to the laws of the United States—in refpett to the (late of Rhodc-Ifland and Providence Plantations. Information having been received of the death of the honorable Theodorick Bland—one of the members of the house—Mr. Jack son moved that a committee ffiould be appointed to fnpermtend his funeral. This bulinefs was specially referred to the delegation from the (late of Virginia. Mr. Gilman of the joint committee of bothhoufes, reported that said committee had examined the following enrolled bills, and found them correct—to which the speaker affixed his signa ture, viz. An ast for finally adjusting and fatisfying the claims of Frede rick William de. Steuben. An ast for giving effect to an ast entitled c< an ast to establish the judicial courts of the United States, within the (late of North- Carolina." An ast supplemental to the aftforeftablilhingthe salaries of the executive officers of government, with their afliftants and clerks. A meftage was received from the Senate, informing that they have pafled a bill for the relief of Thomas Jenkins and Co. Mr. Gerry's motion for printing the treaties between the Unit ed States and foreign nations, and annexing them to the code of lawj, was taken up and passed. Adjourned. N E W P O R T, May 15 A very severe slash of lightning, attended with a tremendous clap of thunder, on Thursday morn ing lalt, (truck one of the chimnies of a house inhabited by Mr. Joseph Taylor standing by itfelf foutb-eafteriy, at about half a mile's dis tance from the compa& part of the town—the top with the partitions in the chimney,were beat into the body and fell do the lower floorJ—Mr. Taylor's wife was fitting near the hearth with a child in her lap, and a girljuft by her, with a nother child in her's—one of Mrs. Taylor's (hoes was torn in pieces ((he had n« buckles in them) off her foot, which was so burnt as to be blister ed, —the lightning fcaving apparently pafled through the heel, a hole being' made therein about as large as might be pierced with a double ten gimblet—the girl and children were not in jured in the leait. Mr. Taylor himfelf, who was fitting near the window, had both his (hoes also torn so that the upper leather was separated from the foals, and one of his buckles (lightly melted. A table in the rooin was overturned and a candle fland had its legs broken—two large holes were made through the floor into the cellar and two glass windows in the room, together with the sashes, were stove to pieces ahd carried to a con siderable distance from the house—there was a fniall iron chain hanging in the chimney within about fix inches of the hearth. Quere, how can it be accounted for that the (h»es of both Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, who were fitting at a considerable distance from each other fhoula be taken off, and no other injury done to them kat (lightly scorch - ing one of her feet ?—A hen fitting on her nest in a closet near the chimney was killed.and a num ber of eggs under her broke to pieces and fcat tereil about. NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2. ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION BY THE STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND. Monday afternoon arrived Sloop Rambler, Capt. Carey, from Newport, Rhode-lfland, who left that place 011 Sunday morning lalt. By the arrival of Capt. Carey, we have receiv ed the authentic information, thattlie CONVEN TION of RHODE-ISAND did, on Saturdaylall", adopt the Conflitution of the United States by a ma jority of TWO. The Yeas were thirty-four —the Nays thirty-two. In the above veffelcanie patlenger Col. Barton, one of the members of the Convention, with dif patclies forthe PRESIDENT ofthe United States. It is expetfted the Governor of Rhode-lfland will immediately convene the legislature of that State, in order that they may proceed to the choice of two Senators to the Congress of the United States. In eonlequence of this event a Federal salute was fired from the battery in this city. " There is a Providence which prelides over the affairs of individuals and of nations." The U nited States have so frequently experienced the interpolitions of this benignant power, that in any exigency, it would be the extreme of infidelity not to confide in its all-powerfulgoodnefs—Clouds 475 atid tlaiknefs have often obfenred our prolpe&s— " the dawn has been overcast"— but a glorious day has fuccceded—One series of events lias fol lowed another, and all have combined to produce the best interest of our country—and to place this confederated Republic in a iituation the moll ref peiSable and enviable of any upon the face of the globe. The recent acceHion of Rhode-Iflard to the constitution almost eompleats the chain of our federal Union—andtheway will probably be very soon opened for Vermont to make her name tru ly refpectableas a member ofthe great American Family. The federal government is new—'its operation is extensive, its influence, however, begins to be realized, and itsfalutary effetls will be more and more apparent —The citizens of the Uniu-d States justly consider it as the last hope of their freedom and happiness—and tho petulant and cha racters may censure public measures, and excite a momentary uneasiness, the great body of the people are too wife not to realize that their peace and prosperity are inseparably conne»fted with supporting government, and the faithful Admini strators of the laws. " Cato was the tory of the age in which he liv ed—Cafar on the other hand was the whig of his time"—and like other unprincipled Demagogues of all ages, employed his influence and power to overturn the liberties of his country. As with individuals, so it is with nations ; in proportion to their consciousness of indepen dence, they will not bear to be told the truth ; real patriots must generally wait for time to do justice to their merits—and it is the touchstone of bitter experience that bears witness to their in tegrity. The confidence of the people is often usurped jby bold pretenders to a superior attachment to their liberties ; but the neceflity of a transmission of this confidence from those, who on being " weighed in the balance are found wanting," suggests the propriety of a steady adherence to characters who through all the Ampliations of o pinion, continue to support an inflexible indepen dency of spirit; of such we may fay The falling dream lhall change its rapid course» And up the (loping mountain climb with force ; A weak vain wish, great nature'* lawscontroul,' Lre aught (hall change the purpose of their foul.— On such the public turn th* expecting eye i When dangers threaten, or when ruin's nigh. " The voice of the people ia the voice of Ged this is a text from which many heretical, politi cal fernions are preached ; the voice of the peo ple can only be known by the conllitution they have adopted, and the laws ena<sted by their au thority under it—and whatever regard some may pretend for the liberties of the people, if they (peak not according to the laws and the constitu tion, it is becaule " thereis no truth in them"— as the laws of nature can be known only by their fleady, uniform operation—so " the voice of the people" is only to be heard in the decisions of their collective, free aflembles.—The opinion of the moment is never a directory to the confident patriot. Complaints have lately been made by several farmers of the inefficacy of the Plaifter of Paris, thev have (own upon their lands. Upon scruti ny it appears, that a good deal of this manure, or or what refemblesit, has been imported intothefe middle states from the Bay of Fundy. The great er part of this has been used without effect, as having been taken from the furface of the foil. If the Nova-Scotians would be at the pains of digging it from the bosom of the earth as in Old France, no doubt it would be found nearly as good as that of Paris. The Governor and Legislative council of the province ofCanada, have iflued an a<ft in addition to the a<t for regulating the inland commerce of that province, wherebv it is enacted, that the free importation of pig iron be permitted from the U nited States, provided every pig of iron so import ed shall be marked in the moulds in legible let ters, Vermont." We have the pleasure to felicitate the public, that the President of the United States has so far recovered his health, that he yesterday saw com pany at his house, and received the congratula tions of many refpe<flable charadxrs on the oc- cafion Yesterday died in thia city, the Hon. Theodorick Bland, Esquire, a member of the Hon. House of Repre tentative* of the United States—from the State of Virginia. ARRIVALS SINCE OUR LAST. NEW-YORK- Ship Ncftor, Robertfon, Montego Bay, 45 days. Curwin, Gibfon, Liverpool, 49days. Brig Jane, -Newfoundland, 21. Schooner Prii»ce and Liberty, Prince, St. EuHatia. Rallcy, Hazard, Edenton, (N. C.) Sloop Rambler, Peterfon, Rhode-lfland, 1 day. Sally, Bartlett, Wilmington, 7 days. ►Fanny, Farret, Bermuda, 44 days. Sallv, Payne, Charleston, 8 days. Hudson Packet, Coffin, St. Euftatia, *1 days. TO be Sold, an elegant dwelling house, in every circumstance fitted for a gentleman with a large family, situated 114 a very pleasant part of Eliaabeth Town, New-Jersey. -The lot con tains abont four acres, on which is a very good garden, and a variety of the best fiuit trees. The terms of payment can be made so easy as to suit the purchaser. Enquire of the Subscriber at No. 12, Wall-Street. ELIAS BOUDJNOT. June 2, 1790.