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THURSDAY, FEB R U A R Y 22, 1798,
Vol. II. J
Tuef'Jay, Jan. 23.
Mr. Sitgrgaves .moved that the com
mittee of the Iwhcle, to whom had been
referred the melTage of the prefidrnt of
the United States, and the report of the
attorney general, relative to tke law for
the relief of perfous imprifoned for debt,
be difchard from thefarther conlidera.
tionof tbem, in order that they might
be referred to a felett commitee which
he fhould move to be appointed, to en
quire whether any and.. what alteration
are necelTary in that law I oth motion t
a vmv aorrri anii a nmoiirte(? nf i hJTi t
The amendments of the fenate to the
bill for fufpeoding the act relative-to fo
reign filver coin, were agreed to.
Mr. D wight Softer, trom the commit
teeof cla ms, made ah unfavorable re
port on the petitions of John Nelfonand
widow Ru(Te!, who prayed to be allowed
to locate certain lands before the leffior
had been made by the Indians. Com
mitted to a committee of the w hole.
A meflage tm received from the prefi
dent of the United States, indofing a
long report from the lecretary of ftate,
arid fundry documents therein referred
to, on the fuhject of the difpute with tjje
Spaniards at the Natchez, which was
read and ordered to be printed.
A melTage was receiyed from the fe
nate informing the houfe that thty had
palled the bill to amend the feveni acts
for laying a duty on fpirits and on ftills,
with amendments ; and that the prefident
had approved and figned the adfc to com
penfate their door keepers.
Mr. Harper from the committee of
ways and means, reported a bill making
appropriations for the fervice of the year
179, Which was twice read and commit
ted, Tbe fpeaker laid before thr houfe a
communication from the war office, con.
taiu.ng a lift of penfion applicants whofc
cafes had been re examined. Referred
to the committee of claims.
The houle again rtfolved itfelf into a
committee of (he whole on the bill pro
viding means of foreign ir.tercourfe ; when
Mr. Nicholas's amendment being under
contideratioQ, Mr. Fiudlev fpoke in fa-
yor ol it, and Mr. Ifaac Parker aaainlt
f. Ti . ... m D
-.11.. 1 ne committee had leave to lit again.
. Thursday. Tao. ac.
The Ipcaker laid before tne houfe a
teport from the fecretary of the treaTury,
in purfotnee of a refolution of the houfe
of the ad of February laft, with a plan
for regulating the duties on impofl and
lunnagp, wnicn was referred to tne com
mitte of commerce and manufactures.
The amendment of the f?nate to the
bill for amending the feveral a&s relative
to the du ies on Ipirits and on (tills, which
they had adhered to (and of courfe ex
cluded any conference, which is ufual in
cafes of difigreemeutj was taken up. and
the former difagreeihent of the houfe to
u wn receded from. The bill was after
wards reported as duly enrolled.
Mr. Gallatin prefented the petition of
ounivus and Hugh Colhnua, of this city
praying for certain redrefs on account of
I2t cafes of claret, which were Seized
and fold for not being included in the
manifeft of the cargo of the vefTel which
brought them from Charlefton, though
the duty had bffen fecured by Hugh Col
honn, in.Charlefton, before helent them
oft, but which crcumllance was unknown
tt Guitar us Colboun at the time oi the
feiiure. Referred to the committee of
commerce aod manufactures.
Mr. Clopton prefented the petition of
fondry peifont of the (tale of Virginia,
lUrtng that the qttanttry of coal in that
country was inconceivably great, and
I - j f w w uviit uiiiut v in- 'i
olliera. Referred to the committee of
commerce and manufactures
On motion of Mr. W. C. Cliiboroe,
the unhnifhed bufineft of veflerJay wat
piftpoued, and the houfe went into the
omminee of the whole on the report of
the fle& cofflfnluce, on the memorial;
of the 1p ilktur of Ttnncfi. .He
kh she weBage ot the prelident reJve
to that lubjrit, Mr. Kittera in the chair ;j
when the refolution reported by the com-4 number of votes
inipeacnmeut againit v inam diou t, a
majoriy of the whole number of mem.
hers prefent IhalJ make a choice; that if
more than tie ven members ;h.,l hsVa
majority, eleven 'of the- higheit miltbif
tboleo, aod f-any 'two or more miheti
having a majority of votes and fhjll Iw
equal innumber, thefame fljall be decided
by a new bllot."
The ft rjeant of arms proceeded to c 1
left the ballots which bem dot)e, (he
(peaker appointed MeflVs. D. Fuller a.ul
Mr- Jones as 1 ellers.
Having examined the votes, (which
took up nearly two hours), Mr. I). Fcf
ler reported, that the Tellers hid per
formed the bufinefs afhgned them, -nJ
found the whole number of votes to be 91 ,
and that confeuuently 49 made a choice,
and that the following nine gentlemen,
and no more were elected, vit.
Meflrs. Sitgreav-s, Bayard, Harper,
Gordon, P. in k 1 icy, Dana, Baldwin.
Mr. Baldwin faid, that perceiving fome
of the committee which had formerly ac
ted upon this bufinefs, did not poflefs fo
much confidence m others he (hould beg
the houfe to excufe h.m from fervi.igas
one of the managers of the impeach
Mr. Brooks thought it was rurious that
after having obtained a majority of vtes,
the gentUmin from Georgia mould com
plain of not having the confidence of the
houfe. Did the genileman expeft to re
ceive the whole 91 vote? Except a bet
ter reafon waa given he hoped the gen
tleman would not beexcufedftom fcrving.
He was atlonifhed to hear ibe reafon
which had been given. O d the gende.
man with the voice of feeble minjritier to
(hew confidence inflead of majorities t If
fo his w fh would not, h: believed, be the
with of the houfe.
Mr. Baldwin faid the gentleman from
New. Turk had mifuuderUood hxn. He
did not fay that he did not polTefi the con.
fidence of the houfa but " that fome
members of the committee appeared not
to poflefs fomuch confidence ot the houle,
Mr. Baldwin perfifted in his motion,
which was carried, there being 4! vote
A new billot then took place for three
additi nal members- Tne votes havm
been collected, the telleri counted them
as More, j.i.l reported that the whole
num er f rjtei was ot . hut that no
m.naier had a hi ner number of votes
' ' '
than 37, and confequemly that no election
had takenyattfi", MelTrs. Pawfon, Den-
ms. ooraon ana uaiiatm had tne nijnm
;.w . ax - m
mittte having been nrft oetfftlvad the
committee pallVd that formerly introdu-j
ced by Mr Macon, nrft filling up f M
olank with the amount ot the elftinate feet
to the houte by oider of the prefident, vi.
with 25,880 dollars, for the purpoie ut
holding a treaty with the Indian .
The committee thea rofe, and the houfe
beinflr relumd, Mr. Maeoii moved tol
poftpone the confidefatiou of the di (agree
menr of the committee Of the whole to4
the report f the Ceieft womakiMt ii
conVmblated addition to the treaty,
fome relief being afforded to toe peflbniCbe cleaned,
who had been driven off their laiida, tovdone.
the fecond Monday in February ; wBtch
motion being carried, the Tefolutid'ti" a
greed to by the committee of the whole,
was concurred wih by the houfe, ihtf Jt
committee appoinred to bring in the bill
accordingly. ;' .
Tuesday, Jan. Jcv
Mr, Sitgreavess faid as it wasyefttfrdav
faid that the rules of the houfe reljac'&mb;
the appointment of committees did' not
apply to the prefent cae, it wou'ef be well
for the houle to fettle a qudhon betore 11
proceeded to the eleclioo of ninaeip
of the impeachment which might arift
in the bulinefs, viz. whetlier a maf'rit'
or a plurality of votes wefy to make a
choke. He therefore propoled- thi foil,
lowing refolution,-which was agreed to
by the houle.
M llel'olved, that in the ballot for manT
gers dn.the part of fhh houfe, of the rteJnle whillt fining Matthew Lyon, a
IVlr. Harper hoped the 'farther procee
ding upen this bufinefs would be poftpo
ned till to-tnorrow, that pentlemen might
rtaveaiioppi rtunityof underAaudmg each
The motion, was carried there being 48
-'votesmi favbr of iti
-Mr. Sew all laid, he believed the bufi
nefs which he had to lay before the houle
would require fecrecy, as it wat a fnbjecl
which would confidrr ibly aflrft the leel
mgs of the members ot the houle. He
therefore moved that the galleries might
which was accordingly
It was thcnpafT three o'clock, we fup
pofe ihe houle adjourned; when this bu
frnefs wa difpofed of.
To lefltn the anxiety of our resders
wifhrelpeft tothe above f-cret bifirefs,
W'beheve we can fay pretty certainly,
from, the converfation whtclt took place
in tm; " houfe previous to the motion for
telexing-the galleries, that it had relation
'to a nnfunderlfanding which took place
rbe t v. ixt them embers d 1 ir indt r i r t i n r.
KV-cJCAf.ihe journals of yclterday's pro
ceeniMs m vongreis, it appears that the
hujiiKi, which 100k place alter the doors
verr doled, was as follows :
- The hou'.e he;ng cleared, Mr. Sewall
lUtrd, that he had been inft ruud in a
mamner which left no doubt ot the tru:h
of the fact, that in the prefence of 1 lie
member from the ba c of Ye (front, did
th'-i da y commit a violent attack and yrols
iridecenc upon theperfon of Roger Grif
void, another mcinbjr of thi; houfe ? and,
in order to brintr the l.nln ri lirfitrr rl.n
ytioufc, that hahd prepared a refolution.
wtUch he re;id in his place, and delivered
it,in at the Clerk'a table. A queffiou v.-av
then taken in the following words :
" Does the ma'ier fo coqununicated
require fecrtcy ?"
i'nis motion pafl'ed unanimoufiy n the
negati.-e, and the galleries were opnrd.-
Ihehuule then proceeded to coofidtr
the motion made by the nj-mber from
Miil'achuletis, whicn was read as fol
" Hefolved, that Matthew Lyon, a
member of this houfe, for a violent attack
and grols indecency committed upon the
perfon of Roger Gril wold, another mem
ber in the presence of this Houfe, whiilt
fitting, be, for tins disorderly behaviour,
It was moved that th e refolution he re
fered to a committee to be denominated
''A committee of Privilegles" wiihinftruc
tions to enqu re into the whole mat;cr of
the faid refutation, and to report the
fame with their opinion thereon to the
This queflion was taken by yeas and
navi as follow :
1 c 4';. Nays44.
Ordered, that Meflrt. P nckney, Ve
nable, Kttera, Ifaac Parker, R. Wil
hams, Cochran and Dent, be a committee
for the purpofe.
A motio i Wit then made that the houfe
Come to the following refolution.
" Refolved, that this Houle will con
fider it a high breach of privilege if ifc
thrr of the members Anil enter into ay
perfotial contefl until a decfiofi of the
Huufe (hall be had thereon!"
A motion as made to add the follow,
ing words to the end thereof ;
" And thai the faid Matthew Lyon be
confidcred in the cullody of the Serjeant
at Arms until the further order ot the
The yeas and nays were taken upon
this quefbo.i at follow 1
Yeas 29. Naya 61.
1 hi motion bring negatived, the fenfe
of ihe Houle wat then taken upon the
nmn q-i 11 on, as originally offered, and
it was carried. The houfe adjourned
about t ight o'clock in the evening.
The houfe then proceeded to the elec
tion of th: three managers, ni the vo.ci
iVm.r Wn mWpfted. Meflrs. D. FoftVe
4 and Jones were again appointed Telleri;
I 11 1 jc '11
j& follows; '"
1 hat the whole number of totes waa
pof-that therefore 46 made a choice.
Meflrs. Dennis, Evan, and Imlay
were duly elefted.
. Lateft Foreie:n News.
Receive? py the fiip Flora, captaiti Coiley,
arrived on Monday in Hampton road)
from Guer njey pajfage 44 dayj.
LONDON, December .
The PlrTugWtje minijler at Paris has re.
ceivtdy by an extraordinary courier, jrum
his court, the unconditional ratification tf
the treaty of peace concluded between the
two countries. It was at firft doubted whe
iher the Directory, in conference of her
Majefy's tardinejs, would conclude the ra
tification on their prt ; yet it was hoped that
:he mini fieri M. dlranjo, might he ah It
to cfptaft them; and it iuww generally he
liev'd, tint the rairf.'c tion tat takm place
While liuotupartc is proceeding on the
bufimfs of the con ;n-fs at Kaftadt, Genital
D?fa:x conti- ues the organization of the
army (J EifgLnd. Infirudions are J aid to
be feat to Spain, 'relative to the part which
the ravy of tlat country is to take in the eic
pediticn againfi Britain
7 he DirecJcty intend to appoint aminlffcr
tx'.rortiixa y to the curt of Berlin, to com
ptinu-nt h s J 'rt'Ju n Majeji' on his accefjion
to ibe throne ; a mifun which they cn fider
at this time, very important, v hen England
ard Ruff -.a endeavor to Circumvent the young
King, that they may get fnffifjtn of ins
iiiVkV 11. .' -A f .iil ft. A. UnlA -.J .La
""") " " n tmm iv ftr fvtw unu enter
prifing, and jecure in their favor the influ
ence of the cabinet, which will be very con
(idetdSle in the congrts at Raftadt. '
Tie Han burgh mail oj the ibthult. fay
that the Ruff a0 court has entered itth amrw
cbnrtexUn with -a Ctfmun prtofr, but neither
the name nor ttrms are mentioned
T i' ... i
Saturd.iy f.me dijfntcbes wre received
ot Lord G' tnvilL's cfee, f-om the honor a.
bte Mr. Walpole, hi, Mojefly envoy at Uf
fWt which were fent to his hrdhip of
Dr.pmorc. Tbeje c.dulces are faid to be of
a 'very unfavorable nature 'She Engl'fb
troops, from the late treaty, under tlx com
nwnJ oj Cm. Stuart, ate reduced to aft
pr'ovifhnh Earl St. Vincent full con.inucd
off the harbor of Lifhoit, and the next ac-
1 t.nte Air ir m J a. i '.tU . . a . O . -
import ant to this country,
A paiketwus alo recced at the Ptrtu
gueje nuntjfer s, WM jon ater dipatched
a meffage to the count de Pombtho at Bath,
ft is now confirmed that a peace between
France and Portugal is concluded.
Thomas A tub, prefident of the $c:tch
Defender s. whi wasbanifhtd to Botany Bay,
whence he efftcled h-s el cope, las annxd
at Biurdeauxt and it on bis way to Paris.
PARIS, December 6.
f three months of the Prrfidency of
Reveillier Lepeaux being expired, Barret
U declared President in bis ftead.
The follrmnb perfins have fern arrejlei
on a cha'ge ofbev.g implicated in a roy ipff
con f piracy difcovered t the min fler li
Uire Noel, tnfreflorof the Poaci ur.d:r
luehon; Molfu of Lolais already impli-m
cuted in the affair of Dunan and Lrothi,Tt
Monut, Potlet, Dupont, Fowtaine, Chott
lan, Ftlli.t Francois, Jormerly advocate at
Macon, and a femJe named Poffiere, with
What it yet known of thit cmf piracy doet
not yet afford a very clew 0" iiUinff idea
of it. The cotfpirators are faid rt be ac
compfices of thofe philanthropic focieties
mentioned in the papm that were printed
1 the epoch of the ib Ptucl'tdor, Their
means of counter revolution were the ma
nagement of the opproaehing eleBiont fhMt
to royahte them, and exclude the rtpuhli
cwnt. Ail the perfont elefled are cmfined
in th Temple,
D.c. 7. The day keft Buonaparte Jr.
rived at Rafladt, he went to pay a visit to
General Angtreaw at Qfftnhourg
IV fir ..,() .r . 4L.I La, a. I J -A
... . j-'i '"j " 'nvm iint i rx arrrveu Uw
Pant lafl night about ten 9'eioch, He miB