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HOUSE Of REPRESENTATIVES SATURDAY, AUGUST 7. THE bill for appointing a surveyor genera] was read a second lime, and on the question for engrossing was rejciled. The speaker laid before the house a letter and report from the Secretary of the Treasury, accompanied with statements of additi onal sums necessary to be provided for the support of government by farther appropriations. Also informing the house that a sur plus to the amount of one million of dollars arising from the reve nues of the pre feat year, beyond the appropriations made by law •will remain in the Treasury, and suggesting the propriety of ap plying the fame towards buying up the public debt in the markel. The house went into committee on the said letter and report, and came to the following resolutions thereon : Rcfolved, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars out of the mo nies anting from the duties on imports and tonnage be reserved and appropriated for fatisfying demands against the United States, not otherwise (pecially provided for ; and that an ast for that pur pole ought to be palled the present feflion. Resolved, That out of the monies reserved during the present fellion for the support of government from the duties' on imports and tonnage, a sum not exceeding thirty eight thousand eight hundred and ninety two dollars 75cenube appropriated for the payment of the debts contrasted by Abraham Skinner, late com miliary of prisoners, for the subsistence of the officers of the late army while in captivity. Relolved, That provision bylaw fliould be immediately made for the application of the furpltis sum which lhall remain in the Treasury after all the appropriations made during the present fefli on (hall be fatislird, in conformity to the tenor of the report of the Secretary of the Treafurv. The committee then rose, and Mr. Fitrfimons, Mr. Vining, Mr. Madison, Mr. Ames, and Mr. Benfon were appointed a commit tee to prepare and bring in a hill for the purpose. A report was received from the Secretary of the Treasury, rela tive to loft certificates ; which was read and laid on the table. A meifage was received from the Senate, that they had consider ed the resolution of the house on the petition of Mr. Mentges, and had non-concurred the fame. Also, that they bad confideied the bill for the appointment of two additional commiflioners for fet tling the accounts between the United States and the individual Slates, and non-concurred the fame. Also, that the Senate had considered the bill making provifton tor the disabled foldiersand seamen lately in the service of the United St ates; and had agreed to the fame. Another meflage wasrcct»ed fiom tiefe. ateth.t they had passed tht bill refpefting the completing the Light-HoufeonPortlandhead. Also, that they had agreed to the bill refpefting the Virginia ces sion, with some amendments. Also, that the Senate agreed to the Icfolutiou for an adjournment onTuefday next. The house then proceeded to the consideration of the amend ments proposed by the Senate to the bill refpefting the Virginia ceflion, and agreed to the fame. The house went into committee on the bill for the relief of A dam Caldwell, and having made some amendments thereto, rose, «ual ordered the bill to be engrofled for a third reading. MONDAY, Auf>uft 9 . A bill for the relief of Adam Caldwell was read the third time and palled. Mr. Fitzfimons from the committe appointed for that purpose, reported a bill making certain appropriations ; and also a bill for icducing the debt of the United Stnte*. The said bills were read a fir ft and second time and committed. The House went into committcc on thtfc bills, separately ; — they were both amended and parted. The House proceeded to the confederation of the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill for the relief ot disabled foldi crs and seamen ; —and agreed to the fame. A mcfTage was received from the Senate, that they had patted the bill tor fatistying the claims ot L dy Stirling, with amend ments —the said amendments being taken into consideration were agreed to. A meffjge was received from the Senate that they had pasTed the bill giving the alTent of Congress to certain a&s of the S;ate of Georgia, Maryland, and Rhode-Island ; —with amendments. Also, that they had pasTed a bill to alter the times for holding the Circuit court in the Slates of South-Carolina and Georgia. Mr. Gilman from the committee of inrolment, reported that they had this day preferred three a£ls to the President of the Uni ted States, for his approbation. Mr. Smith (S. C.) from the committee, to whom was referred the accounts of the treasurer of the United States, tor the Jaft two quarters, made a report on the fame ; —which was read and laid on the table. The amendments of the Senate to the bill for giving the a (Tent of Congress to rertain acts of Georgia, Maryland, and Khode-Ifland, were taken into consideration, and agreed to. The memoiial and representation of the Legislature of MalTachu fetts,on the fubje& of the fifticries,was referred to the Secretary of State. Mr. Oilman, Mr. White, and Mr. Smith of [S. C ] were ap pointed a committee, to join a committet of the Senate to notify the Prefidcnt, of the proposed recess of Congress. A icport of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the memorial of Gen. Hazen, was received, and laid on the table. The house refolvcd that all surveys of lands in the United States made under the direction of the late Geographer General, agreea ble to contrasts for such parts ot said lands made with the late board of Treasury be returned to, and prcfented by the Secretary •f the Treasury so as to compleat the said contrails : And that the said Secretary is hereby authorised to direst the making and com pleating any other fuivrys that remain to be made, so as to com ply on the part of the United States, with the fcveral contracts a iorcfrid, i" ronformity to the terms thereof. • TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 A me Huge was received from The Prefidcnt of the United States, to notify the house that tile following Ads had received his a (Tent, An Ast making further provision for payment ot the public debt of the United States. An Ast to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental eftablilhmcnt, to obtain titles to certain lands (herein defcrib.d. An Ast to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to take mca fures for finiftiing the Light-House on Portland Head, in the pro vince of Maine. Mr. Gilmanof the joint committee, reported the following en rolled bills. An ast lor the relief of d'.fabled soldiers and seamen lately in Che few ice of the United States, and of certain other persons. An Ast declaring the assent of Congrcls to certain Acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia and Khode-llland and Providence Plantation*. An A& for the relief of the persons (herein mentioned or de lcnbcd. An Ast to alter the times for holding the Courts of the United Slates m the diftrifts of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the Diftrift Court of Pcmifylvania, rtiali in future be held at the city of Philadelphia onty. A mefljge was received from the Senate to inform the House that they have passed a resolution to adjourn itie 12 th inft. and re qurft the concurrence of the House. 1 his Resolution was agreed to. Adjourned till to-morrow, 10 o'clock, A. M. NEW-YORK, AUGUST u. APPOINTMENTS. By Authority THE President of thAlnited States, by and with the adviceand consent of the Senate has been pleafe4 «o nominate and appoint the following officers, viz. - Commissionirs o» Loans >few-H«mp(hire, Nathaniel Gtfaan. Maflichufetts, Nathaniel AppttUtl. - Rhode-lfland, Jabez Bowcn• ConneSicut. William Inlay. New-York, John Cochran. New-Jersey, James Ewing. Pennsylvania, Thomas Small. Delaware, James Tihon. „ Maryland, Thomas Ha-nmoi. . , Virginia, John Hopkins. North-Carolina, Wtlfiam Si inner. South-Carolina, John Ncujville. Georgia, Richard Wylley. William Irvine, John Taylor G,/max,»nd John Kctn, Commission ers for fettling the accounts between the United States and indi vidual States. Daniel Benezet,fen. Collector for the port of Great Harbor, in the state of New-Jersey. In the bill now before the Senate, making provision for the re dudion of the public debt, it is proposed that one million of dol lars now in the Treasury of the United States, be applied to pur chasing the public debt in the market, while the debt is under par. Also that the President of the United States be authorized to borrow Two Millions of dollars, to be applied to the fame pur pose : The business to be under the direftron of Five Commillion er«, viz. The President of the Senate, The Chief Justice, The Se cretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney General ; who, or any three of whom, under the direction of the Picfident, arc to cause the purchases to be made. The propofuion for applying the surplus of one million to pur chasing up the public debt at the market price, while that price is at a discount, moll meet the apptobition of every friend to the United Slates : And the pairiolic, independent policy which sug gested the meafure,is one among many other evidences of that ever wakeful vigilance which marks the operations of thcTieafury de partment. FROM CORRESPONDENTS. CONGRESS is accused of delaying th£ public business. Fear generates and hatred. Thotc who feared that it would not be done at all, or done in a manner that would displease them more than being neglected intirely, have futfered great anxiety. The great objects of the feflion have called up the pillions of dif ferent classes of citizen*. Nothing could be more opposite than their views, and vet all seem to have agreed in giving vent to their paflions by accusing Congress. It is time, now the great business is finifhcd, to re-examine the charge. All public bodies, whose duty it is to deliberate, will move flow, and every nation has more to-sear from portion and enthu fufrn hurrying their representatives into errors, than from over caution which will waste only time. Alk of a party-man why has Congress been so long occupied in funding the debt. Perhaps he will fay, because the State debts were crowded in. Aik ano ther, he will fay, because opposition was made to afluming the State debts. A moderate man of no party will answer, that busi ness was delayed, because the members could not agree how it (hould be done. If the advocates for the State debts would have joined the opponents of the measure, they niight have finiftied the whole in a week. The like would have happened if all the mem bers had agreed to the aflumption. But did the members use more argument for and against the measure, and did they perse vere in the support ot their refpeftive opinions with more zeal and industry than the different classes of the citizens defircd, and had a just right to require of them ? The public has been divi ded as well and perhaps as much as the members. Each man feemsto have become angry because others who opposed his opi nions would not yield, and not because his per le vered in trying to persuade him to do it. He would have been more difplcafed had he found no support, or a faint one given in Congress to the great meafurcs which have called up all his patri otism. The feflion has not been a period of leisure. As the great fubjetls of contention are now fettled, and a foundation is laid for union, energy,and public credit, there will be less reason lor de lay in future. We are just beginning to a£l as a nation. Business will soon wear itfelf a channel, and flow as fact as it ought. The business of Congress has been in the highest degree difficult. The entire business of a diftrefling war has been to fettle. A great debt, existing in various intricate forms, has been new modified, and the terms of a new loan agreed upon. Extensive funds have been provided. The public anxiety has proved the difficulty and importance of this part of their labor. Provision has been made for fettling the accounts between the United States and the indi vidual States. It was forefeen that this would prove an embar rassing fubjeft, and those who know how much jealousy was en tertained on this account, and how many well-informed persons have despaired of its being done at all, will wonder that it has been accomplished. Tho Congrcfs is charged with foftering fac tion ; the progress and success of this great operation is evidence that the spirit of conciliation is note, absolutely banilhcd from the Federal Hall. The controversies about the State debts, the Qua ker Memorial, and the feat of government have been carried on with acrimony. However, it is in the highest degree pleasing to fee the appearance of harmony, which seems to have returned at the end of the lcflion. Many apprehended that it would never return. Perhaps business never proceeded in Congress more smoothly than it has of late. Altho the very difficult affairs of this feflion, the moil important in the civil hiftor) of the Union, have not been tranfa£led in the time, nor in the manner many ear neilly dcfired, it is to be hoped that the public apprehensions and jealousies will subside, and that all good men will cultivate that national spirit which diffufed such a lustre over the firft feflion. This country wants nothing but a wife and energetic administra tion of its government, to become the happiest in the world. But the happiness wc have just cause to expect as a people, will be hastened in its progress and encreafed in degree by chenlhing that love for the Union, and that mutual good will which made us a nation. Those who are industrious to £ow discord ought to be discountenanced. A free people will often complain, because it is a part of the government, and because a free people will soon become enlight ened, and fee the errors ofmeafurcs. But tl)ofe ate deceived who suppose that these complaints discover a dislike to government. If our citizens had not expected much from Congrels, and felt a sincere regard for the Union, they would not have (hewn such impatience under the delay of their wilhes. We cease to be a people if we relax the bandsof union. Forty eight A£b have been palfrd the present feflion. PRICE CURRENt. PUBLIC SECURITIES. Fin Aj. StTTHMSMTs 13/ Indjnts if. 555 Extrat: of a letter fro a gt;;ticma>i in CharUjiofy (S. C.) to the Editor, July 24, I 79°- " I was much pleased on the whole with the observations 011 the Englifli letter in your paper ; but I cannot fay the pleasure was heightened by the reflection thrown out against the foiitheru States. Tis true it would appear from the con duct of their representatives, [which, I think will not tend much to increal'e their popularity] that South Carolina and Georgia are violently opposed to reltritftions on foreign navigation ; but I believe, from the little inform., ion I have been able to gain, that the contrary is the cafe, particularly in this state, except amongst a few British merchants, who, though they enjoy all the privileges of American citizens, make it a point to injure our trade as much as polfible.— Every peri'on must know it is the interest of the inhabitants at the prcfent moment to export their produce in Britilh bottoms—.but they look for ward—they are not so iniferly Ihort-lighted, as to lock up the penny to-day, which might pro duce them a/hilling by to-morrow. " I think a writer who wishes to make the pub lic wiser and better by his speculations, ought to be careful how he publishes any thing which may tend to keep alive vulgar local prejudices. It was the layingafide these prejudices that made us a nation—it was the revival of these prejudic es that brought us to the brink of political ruin —it was the smothering of these prejudices again, that gave us a government.—And, happy lhall we be, if their re-animation does not bring us, not only to the precipice of ruin, but plunge us down, to rife no more." The Diftrift Court of the United States for the diftritfl of New-York, which was opened at the Court Room in this city 011 Tuesday the third of Augult instant. closed on the Saturday following. A refpecflable Grand Tury attended on this occa sion. We are informed that a special court will be held at the Court Room on Thursday the 19111 indant, for thedifpatch of business. Last week the key of the Baftile, accompanied with a fine draw ing of that famous building, was presented to the President ot the United States, by John Rut ledge, jun. Esq. to whose care they were committed by the illustrious patriot the Marquis ic la Fay ette, for that purpofc. Mr. Rut ledge atrived in the Chtftcr field Packet. Saturday lad a commission pal Ted the great seal of the United States,appointing The Hon. Gen. Knox, sole commiflioner lor negociating a Treaty ot Peace with the Creek nation. Speculation is bouodlefs in its encurfions : Hence the British accounts contain ninety-nint ctnjeflures andfuppcjitionv for one JaS. The following will (hew the justice of this reimrk. //there (houla be a Spanilh war, ths $riti(h parliament will bedifTolved, and of couriie * new one chosen : IJ there Ihould not be a war the minister * ill suspend the difTolution : IJ Great Bri tain Ihould be draggti into a war with Spain, it writ afford an opportunity for great national glory and advantage : It is a ctn jeSure that the war on the part of Spain will be defenfive : It is a conjeQure that the armaments of Spain are defigncd to induce the National AHembly to commence hostilities against Great-Britain : IJ the National Aflembly Ihould remain neuter, Spain will proba. ply have recourse to other expedients ; but i/France ihould arm, it is conjcSured that a general war is inevitable : IJ the King of Pruflia deserts the Belgic confederacy, they must encounter the victorious veterans of Austria, and the probability is, that all tbo German Princes will make their subjugation a common cause.— In (hort there is no end to conjc&urei, probabilities, uncertain ties, anticipations, &c. &c. After all it appears that on the xoth of June, the date of the latest accounts from Europe, nothing dc cifive refpefiing the Spanish war had taken place. Lenses and Reflettori for Light-Houses, have been found far superior to either coal, or lamps, as they afford a brighter, and more steady light, and are seen at a much greater distance than those which dirctft our mariners on the American coast. Several of our correspondents have exprefled their approbation, in very ltrong terms, of the new publication called the Bloomfgrove familv. The learned author appears to have inveiligated the fubjedi: of education upon its true principles, and has made it evident that with proper atten'- tion by the parents, it is easy to induce children to be virtuous and orderly. Perhaps no publi cation better deserves a itrid: perusal than the memoirs ot the Bloomfgrove family. The " Daily Advertifcr" to be jpublilhed in Philadelphia next month, by Htnjanin Franklin Bachc, it to be printed on a fn lio demi, almost «s iarjje again as was firft intended. The terms of subscribing to remain the fame, viz. five dollars pr. annum. We hear that the Senate have, in Committee, agreed to the bill for reducing the public debt, by a large majority, CONSISTENCY. THE great, the learned Dr. H Wrote a long Etay for to (hew Th' nonsense of Greek and Latin ; Then in the House, both hands in's breeches, With twisted phiz, he lards his speeches, With scraps /ugg'd smoothly pat in. Thus have I heard a patriot bawl, And on the very building call, To witness to his real, iir ; But yet relentless doom to toil, His fellow men in bondage vile, With bosom cas'd with steel, fir. ARRIVALS SINCE OUR LAST. NEW-YORK Schooner Industry, Farring, Tobago. Nancy, Denton, Edenton, Nancy, Madox, Norfolk, 3 days Sloop Aurora, Cahoon, Rhode Island, 2 days Sally, Clarke, St. john't. Fanny, Tillinghaft, Rhode Island, a day* Betsey, Brooks, Philadelphia, 6. Sally, Culver, Peteiftmrg, Sal'yi Griffio, Si. Mania's. I^.