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HOVSE Oh REPRESENTATIVES WEDNESDAY, December 5. The bill to reimburse certain extra expencej •f the lite Commiffioncra f<.r of peace with the Creek Indians, was read the third time; «nd on tha question, ftiall the bill pal's? it pair ed in the negative, 21 to 10; the ayes and noes being as follow : — M*flrs. Atues, Baldwin, Barnwell, Benfon, Boudinot, S. Bourn, Lawrance, Livermore, Muhleniievg, Milledge, Fitziinion-, Pay, S;d£witk, 'V. Smith, Sturgii?, Tnatcher, Tncke , Wadfworthj Waid, \i iili-—2O. NOES. Mcffj % A br, B. Boui«, Chrlc, Dayton, Gordon, Jacobs, Key, IvitcUelJ, Leonard, Mercer, Moose, Niles, Parker, J. Smith, Steele, Svlvefter, Treaclwcl!, Venable, White, Wiiliamlon, O. —21. A report 011 the petition of William Dunbar, cxecutor to G.orge Galpin, late a Superintend ent of Indian affairs, was read : this report was in favor of the prayer of the petition, and pro- poses that a bill should pass, allowing to the heirs of George Galpin, at the rate of 500 dol lars per annum from November 1, 1775, to May 1, 1780; as a compensation for the fe»i crs fyi4 CVffljfi. act Swp**rrote?Kl*Bt of Incmn aili.irs during that period, for which Cervices he had never received any pay or reward.—lt was moved that this report Ihould be agreed to; some debate ensued, and on the question being rnken tim motion was negatived, 24 to Ir. The petition of James W>ek# wat read, pray ing compensation for the loss of a veiTi 1 and car go daring the late war. A motion to refer this -petition to a committee of the whole was neoa tived. ° A memorial of Noah Phelps was read, pray ing compensation for services performed during the war. A motion to refer, was negatived. The petition of E.ilher Johufon was read and referred to the Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Murray prei'ented the petition of Wal ter Smith, lare a junior surgeon in the American army, praying a settlement and payment of his account. Mr. Murray Rated the circumltances on Wfcjch this application was founded ; but a motion to refer the petition to a fcle<st committee, was ne gatived. Ihe house tool; into consideration the report of a I*ledt coinmitree on the petition of Moses *onng. n-c petition anci repuit were read : the report wa* in favor of the petition. Mr. \ouhg was appointed Secretary to Mr. Laurens on his emb ifi'y to Holland. Mr. Laurens, it appears, had recommended to Mr. Youno- to take but one naif of his salary, in confederation* of theembaiTy 'shavingproved inefficient; and, as an inducement, informed Mr. Young that he (:/Ir. Laurens) intended to relinquish the whole of his salary. Mr. Young, from patriotic mo tives, and influenced by the example of Mr.Lau rens, accordingly relinquilhed one half of his sa lary as Secretary uforefaid ; —but finding after wards that Mr. Laurens had, on his return to America, received his full salary and emolu ment from tne government, as ambaJTador, Mr. Young, in the petition, prays that he may be paid tha full amount of the salary he had, on t.ie aforefaid eofifiderations, relinquilhed.—— All the vouchers and documents relating to this bufineis were read : among others, an account fettled between the UnitedStatesandMr.Young, l'he queifcion, therefore, according to the opi nion given by the gentlemen who Supported the pehf ;'n 4 was, whether the present government ! ould avail ltfelfofthis settlement made under t e circumltances already Hated, and thereby ptedude the petitioner from the full allowance to wnich he was, by a resolution of the former Congress, entitled, especially as by the account t u it appears that Mr. Young made a reser vation of a further claim.—lt was observed that t e allegations in the petition were supported by the most explicit declarations on the part of Mr. aurem ; and that the petitioner was clearly an justly entitled to the sum he had relinquilh ed on a contingency which had not taken place, out dire&Jy the reverse ; —it was said that it would belittle short of taking a pettifogging ad vantage of the petitioner. In opposition to the report in favour of the petitioner, it was raid, that the settlement made the public office appears to have been done deliberately— and the allowance of the salary of £ -'jo sterling, was made pursuant to certificates received from Mr.Laurens, as a full salary. It was Urged, that if the legislature should rip up tranf .ivilions so long fettled, and do away accounts fi nally doled with the proper officers, it would a inctl rhingeroiio precedent inueed. It was co.ifuntly echoed in thehoufe, that these iettlc ments were not to bt disturbed; the consequence it was easy to perccive, would be of the molt p«- r 4 ilexing nature; there would b£ no end to the applications which would take place ; ap p lta pretentions, it was said, were much more weigh tyand important than that now under conside ration. It was further observed, that it does not appear that Mr. Laurens had deviated from his agreement with Mr. Young, in fettling his h count; for though he had received his full sa lary as ambassador, it plainly appears rhat he did not receive it merely as a compensation for iervice.s as such, but hi part as an indemnifi- m AYES 'or "urer .crv.cej, and f„ r losses he had luftamcd, m consequence of being in public em ployment ; and therefore Mr. Young", on account of a luppofed viohtiuu of contrj-A on the part of Mr. Laurens, is not well founded : — andtfch.es, it was remarked, that Mr. Younir m the account he has fettled, has no reference m his note oi reflation, to any fubfequeut claim on account of any contrast between him and Mr. Laurens, After a long debate, the cuefti'on on agreeing to the report of the committee, in favour of tne petitioner, a 8 above stated, ivas put and negatived, 27 to 25. ,®f r r W T7 Smith moved, that the petition of Moses Young, with the additional evidence and documents accompanying the fame, be re committed to a feleil committee. This, motion was toft. Mr. Goodhue gave notice, that to-morrow L call "P ;he coafling bill Adjourned. THURSDAY, December 6. A bill to authorize the settlement of the ac count of Lewis G<iranger, for public fervicts performs! .!urin R the last war,-was read the In It ai.ci i ccond time, and referred for Xuefdfv next. J A mefTage was received from the President of the United States by Mr. Secretary L-ar, con veying the copy of certain communications re cently received, relative to the war with the In dian Tribes North Weil of the Ohio.—The gal leries were cleared while th; communication which was confidential, was read.—The doort be j ng again opened, she petition of Amos Miner wat presented by Mr. Sylvefler; read and referred tj the com mittee on similar applications. A communication was received and read from the commissioners for fettling the accounts ol' the individual States with the United States ; the purport «f which is, that they do nor at pre-. sent fee any impediment to compleatin'* tfee fct tkmerit of the buHnefs of their a; pvtw,,v."rit within the time limited, viz. the irt of July 1793- In committee of the whole, on the Coasting bill. Mr. Sedgwick in the chair.—The bill was read in paragraphs, by the Chairman. The committee went thro' the discussion of the fevera! fe&iona ; they made various amend ments, which were reported ant! laid on the ta ble. Mr. Key, of the committee on the petition of Woodrop and Joieph Sims, brought in a report, which was, that the relief prayed for ought to be granted. I lie reading of the petition was called for, the prayer of which is, that they may be released from the payment of the duties on sundry goods loft 011 a vo>age from New-York to Philadel phia. A motion was made to accept the report of the committee. Mr. Goodhue observed, that though he was' disposed to grant relief in the cafe, yet he saw no principle oil which it could be doin*;• —had tne owners injured a sum fufficient to have co x-':~ hr.vc • ■ -\zd ffcj* additional loss occalioned by having given bond for them. He thought that the house ought to proceed with great caution, as granting relief in the present cafe would be establishing a precedent which might be attended with great inconveni ence and eventual lofg of revenue. Mr. W, Smith said, that relief had been grant ed in a former cafe, which perhaps was fmiilar ; though he did not pcrfe&ly recollc& the cir cumstances,—and said he wished the law he al luded to might l)e read. He ftiggefted the pro priety of receiving the opinion of the Secretary of the rrcafury, as it was of thegreateft impor tance that a full investigation of the fubjedfc ihould take place previous to any decilion. Mr. Fitzfimons observed that this was an in dividual cafe; it flood on its own merits; every member of the House was fully competent to forming an opinion on it; and he hoped the House would determine rcfps&ing it for them feives, Mr. Fitzfimons then slated the particulars to shew that this was a cafe of peculiar hardship and misfortune; and that the lots of the duties to which the petitioners were exposed, tro&in part from an excess of official attention on the part of the Collector of New-York.—After some fur ther remarks by different gentlemen, The petition and report were referred to a committee of the whole, for Monday next. A letter was communicated by the Speaker, from Mr. Scney, informing the House that by reason of an appointment in the judiciary in the ilate of Maryland, incompatible withholding his feat in theNationalLegiflature, he religned his feat as a Representative from that State in the Congress of the United States. Adjourned. FRIDA YJ| D3C. 8. The memorial of Timothy Demombrnn was read, praying compensation for Cervices and supplies as an Indian agent atKafkaikias ; relented to the Secretary of the Treasury. A message was received from the Prefidejit of the Upited States, by Mr. Lear, con veying certain communications received by the supreme executive from the Governor of the Territory of the United States, South Weib of the River Ohio. The Jetrer from Mr. Seney, containing bii resignation was again read, and a morion made to refer the fame to a committee; some debate ensued ou this motion—in which the question was ftai ted how far it was in the power offi member of the House to vacant bis feat ; the folutiou of this, it was said would involve a length? difenflion of iom<3 constitutional qr.e/tion .—if it was the opinion of the Houle that the pre fen t cafe naturally included this difcuffi&n, the reference ought to be to a committee of the wljolc. Some gentlemen thought that the inoft fnnple pro cess was to accept-the resignation, and make entry acc rcjingly iu the JouT/:al— a noti- Tfie people of the United States do not ex pect impoffitpties—but they,will not be fatif t£ed -vith simple 4*' arat - onJ that a " effort's till Le in vain, and that the oi fuclr # mx 219 nF Vf lOn .i to ' !, | i ICnt to t!,e exec "tiv(? of the State thehttfr 1112 mar .' olilor '■ominitine.;i del.-tter.vas negative;!—:i nuti.™ v -- Speaker of fe HouW* i\J X ' Cnt ' ve of t-,e Si * te " f M ' lr *lT'd u y m ths 'eprerent-ariou of tint. 5' b y the r ff%nationot'Mr. S.'.jcv Thi ssr-«*•«■»-tbe,ette,: hi « on U 'red S ! fr ° m 5 President of tie of L f 5 confidential—the door. ca-W yW " eihutwllile the "»»mnni c-idojis were read. Philadelphia, Dec. 8. 'V'j Jeiru that the meafui*n tom«n bv t' e iupreme executive of the United State's, to buns Me bofiile Indians to a conference, in W'lich all fubltfting differences fnould he ad- Jluted, have ilTued in a proposal of the fwid In dian; to meet Comraiflioners of the United •States at the Au Glaize, on the Miami River Which runs into Lake Erie, the next Sprint at the tune tl* leaves fliall be fully out—And that in the mean time they will lay alide the bloody tomahawk. The Six Nations have invited Governor e t0 be prcfer.t at the proposed confe- rence. e - ~ear from New-Jersey, that the Elec tors of that Sttte have given a unanimous vote lor George Washington John Adams, as Prefect and Vice-President of the United State.. The array lately at Pittsburgh, is gone into winter quarters. Tuesday evening last, the Vice-President of 'nc United States arrived in town, ar.rj next day he took his (eat as President of the Senate. riiefdav the 4th inft. being the day for the Tret"' * -i|>he General Assembly of thi i State, mincer (if the Members of the Houfc of He pftfentatives and of tlie Senate, fufficient to c wftitute a quorum as each, convened at the State-hou'e in this city. Forty-five members of the Hcrofe of Re pfwfentatives attended this day, and after t,e clerk had fmifhed the reading of the re turns, a motion for adjournment was made, aad agreed to. Wednefdav tl»e house proceeded to the elec tion of a Speaker, and the honorable Gerardus Wynkoop, Esq. was chofpn. Yesterday at 12 o'clock his Excellency the Governor of this Commonwealth met both blanches of the Lejnflature in the Senate Chamber,when he addressed them in a lengthy Sjjcech exhibiting a circamftautial and com- Pfehenfive view of the situation ol public af fairs. Weduefday last was the day affiled by a Law ot the Union for the electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, to alembic in the leverai States to execute tlie Umiefsfor which tl.ey were chosen. The thio t onv#>n©4,at- UartUbur^h tho eot New-York at PoughkeepfiCy those of MaiTachufetts at Boflov. On the 16th ult. a letter from Melfieurs liebert, and Go. of Paris, add re fled to Con gress, was rend in the House of Representa tive-—in which they propose that Congress Ihould make them a grant of land, as near as poflrble to Philadelphia. They lay if Congress are inclined to attend to their request, they would inform them, (hat they have fifty (hares of one hundred pounds ftsrling each, to be employed in their firft purchafe;—refulting from an inflrument by the three eldest sons of tlie King of England—an authenticated copy of which is transmitted with their letter. This inftru njent is a bond for one hundred thousand pounds sterling, signed by George, Prince of Wales—F ederick, Duke of York—and Wil- j liam, Duke of Clarence. This sum was borrowed for twenty-five year«t, at 5 per cent, per aim. payable in in — md is divided into iO3O negotiable fti-ires by consent of the borrowers. W< 1. ar 1 hat about half a mile of the Schuyl kill and Delaware'canal is already dug. This is refpe£l»ble progress for the time in so arduous w» undertaking". It is hoped it will not be found Soever t at for the funds of the company, and inay not prove a di/sppointment to the hopes of those who conceive that oui improvrment in eanaling rfep&nris much upon ine success of the firft ex periment. A convention is called by the Council of Cen sors of the State ot Vermont, for the purpose of rcvifitij; the Constitution of that State. The Con vention are to meet at Windsor, in June next. Extrad of a letter from KnoxviUe, dated November 2 </, 1792. " We arc all under aims in (his country, in opposition ro a part ot the Cherokee and Creek Indians, who have proclaimed war againfl the United States, and have committed many hof- and depiedations > 011, our frontier inha bitants : but meeting with <* pretty warm re pulfc in an attack they made on one of our fron tier stations, losing several of their head men, and doing 110 damage to the whites in the station, h«s caused them chiefly to return home ; whe ther to embody in largt 1 mimbcrs, or*not, is un certain. We keep ourfelvcs in nadir.ffs for them if they should come. ** There are, at this time,above 1500 militia of our territory, in service under Continental pay." A Corre(])onde!it fays, that as tlie fubje'ft of a'bartkrnpt lawisyiow before CongreP:, a c«nlmittefc|iavirigwei] appointed to prepare ;uut report a bill, he bopeijjie present feflion, though (hort, will not be fhffered to f) ; p away without serious attempts to bring the business to letne iifue. more than J' cfltv ,' P Cr,^s «* "'tie natu e it—ln,t *7 pCr ' er ' cc * onc "» nuiiicrcus 1™?","""* " tl:e io»Kine to the. are !Ulx;u "f»y ar< n„? , e .^ hl - li " yi erratic ut Cor «•),€,; l"pe tuactr th.-ir a ,' * ci fl, - t UK »d -- Iron, Al.u ici:xs, tht c'tv „t' «,«.» i-t American wohM havt been a : ready to , eB 4 ;<®u>' a. ( <l grara to Mavieiifcs, apd Frante, us tlrtfy wrt- once to to Boston : for France is now ai inuciia ,Ul ferer ,„ the,,- Ciiu f e> ,s Boft.m v,a. f w ,._ Houevc,, as t!,c French alk nut tin- jniK 0 f prnvHiom, but only resell a. fuft.lv at a need ?' m; " lcet ' tne aviric:o,u h-!f Th 9 : M thyt >' «cefflfry i.<, that the hiifinefsot ienduig l„th i'upply, Jh eu :| not be left to the pictaricus and ungenerous mode, which may be adopted by mo liopolizuig (peculatoi sin fl our and graw. , COMMUNICATIONS. Tbe industry ofthe enemies of the govern mc"t to low t he ieeds of jealousy anci discord, nan been manifeft in alnioft every newspaper and ill every diftrift oi' our country. A u ri tej- in one of tlie daily papers of this week, lias given an nncoriiroon turn to his antifede ralifci. He fays—Mr. Adams is a Monarchy man, Mr. Clinton an Anti. The ca'e is la mentable—but one or the other mult beVice cfident. It leenis as it the drift of the piece was more to give the people a dreadful opinion of a geVcrnmeiit w'.irn c rut. he kept out oi very improper hand , tl. ,Nt; re commend a favorite candidate K ..t he w indi up, inconfnleiitly enough, %vitl. ;".ii'ur:„ (; us that the amendments have made Gov. ( ;. ii a very good fcderaliil —-Such a friend to tie constitution a: the writer uppears to be, may ue Utis.'ied with i.ich a lale-mede federalifta* '°v. Clinton—the fcdcrahjts twill prefer Mr. Adams. Shortly to be put 10 the press, a Treatise clearly deinonlti ating that the advocates for a government of Kiv.g, Lords a c Commons. ar« ~,>t only the friend*, but the or.ly fricads to the Conditution of the United States ; and that every man who ealis himfelf a tcdiratiji, and yet denies, rhi. portion, is either an iduot or a hypocrite—(pjT In an appendix, will Le a proper comparifbu of the political creeds of Mr. A. and Gov.C. wherefrom it will appear, that the fiinple alteration desired by IVL\ A. from a republican to a morarchcel government, is much left con£derab|e than t!*e various amendments infilled on by Gov. C, in relath n to trhriT Jy jyry, rYe.aoin Oi the \n. . ltanding armies, &c. &c. which cou'.d uot but derange and Cisfigure the whole iiru&me i 4 aspect of the l" '!tem. Wh'.'e fonie egregious politicians have been clamouring for a change of meaiures, and pro pljelving a change of men—it appears rather more than probable, that they bave calculated among theni Telvet., without coufnlting the temper of the peop e, and there tore may ex pert a double difappointinent-—for in caies where re-elections have not taken place, the ciioice has been of truly federal chara<Rers in refpetf to new candidates. It may appear to be absurd to lav that party will clamour with out a lubjed—but it is a truth-—Thus u emp ty veiTels make the gieateft found." A republic is said to be founded on virtue ; but it we may believe our fault finders, what ever may be the fouuduiitm, the jnfirjtrvduie of the American republic conffts of the vilest materials —According to vhefe icimaculate reformers, nothing can exceed the venality, avarice and amlitioi: of thole me,; who con ftitnte the majoiity in the government, and its administration, through the fuffra.jes ef the people ; and for aught that appears to the contrary, wiil enjoy their approbation for years to come. Eutifit is not patriotic to ' doubt the integrity, ftigmat ze the motives, and depreciate the abilities of those who pos sess in an eminent degree, the confidence of the people, pray what is patriotism J The enemies of government have pretend ed that they regard measures ard not men.— It appears however that one great emjof their labors was to difpiace the Vice-Prefdent— They have said also, arid it was eafer to fay than for others to believe, that they are fede ral—tho' they have feribbled againfl every thing, they are for the couftitution. They would not mar ii—they would not break a twig of the federal tree. Yet, fays stubborn fac't, they would chiife a man who would have laid the axe to its root. SHIP NEWS. ARRIVED *r Ut PORT ij PHILAC i hhlA. Brig Pomona, Baird, St. Croix Trion, Cheefeman, Boflou Minerva, Morgan, Jamaica Bct/ey, Mnrir, N. York Sclir. Molly, Seklon, Salenj Kliza, Wallace, Port-au-Prince Neptune, Hodge, St. Euftatia. 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