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• (t him to rigorous and continual labor, and
to the end of his life, the vi<ftim of
"price and cruelty. The King, therefore, should
be petitioned to encourage the refpe.ftable Society
f Friends to the Blacks, and to authorise them
to conlider, and to propose to government the
most proper means of abolilhing the infamous
tommerce of the Have trade.'*
Mr. Wilberforce in an energetic, pathetic
and ingenious speech inforced his plan for the a
bolition of the Have trade. , .
This speech was complimented and reinforced
by Meflrs. Burke, Fox, and the Right Hon.
William Pitt, who obfervecl, that as far as he
had been able to form any judgment on the fub
ieft, he was decidedly of opinion, that no fnb
ftantial reason could possibly be alledged to jufti
fy the continuance of the slave trade."
THE Preside nt of the United States has been pleased to nominate,
„d so, and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint the fol
low persons to the offices in the Revenue, affixed to their respective
urns—To their commjions during the pteafure of the President:
For the State of NEW-HAMPSHIRE.
Joseph Whipple, collettor.
£lea2er Russell, naval officer.
Thomas Martin, surveyor.
For the State of MASSACHUSETTS.
Stephen Cross, colled or.
Jonathan Titcomb, naval officer.
Epes S'ascent, Collettor.
Samuel Whittemorf., surveyor.
Salem and Beverly,
Joseph Hi l ler, gollettor.
William Pic km an, naval officer.
Bartholomew Putnam, surveyor.
Jeremiah Stani ford, surveyor.
Richard Harris, collector.
Boflon and Charleflown.
Benjamin 1 incoln, collettor.
James Lov ell, navalofficer.
Thomas Melvi 11, surveyor.
William Watson, collettor.
Joseph Otis, collettor.
Stephen Hussy, collettor.
John Pease, collettor. •
Hooijah Bay lies, collettor,
Richard Tr evett, collettor.
Biddeford and Pepperelborough.
Jeremiah Hill, coll ttor.
Jj. F. Fosdick, collettor.
James Lunt, surveyor.
William Webb, collettori
Francis Cook, collettor.
John Lee, collettor.
Melatiah Jordan, collettor.
Stephen Smith, collettor.
Lewis F. Delesdernier, collettor.
For the State of CONNECTICUT.
Jf.didiah Huntington, collettor.
Nathaniel Richards, surveyor.
Jonathan Palmer, collettor.
Ash Eft Mi ller,furveyor.
Jona. F itch,collettor.
Heze. Roce ks, surveyor.
Samuel Smedley, collettor.
For the State of NEW YORK.
Sag Harbor. «
John Lamb, collettor.
Benjamin Walker, navalofficer.
City of Hudson.
John C. Ten Broek.furveyor.
City of Albany.
For the State of NEW JERSEY.
John Halste ad, collettor.
John Ross, collettor.
-Li Elmer, collettor.
For the State of PENNSYLVANIA.
Sharp Delany, collettor.
1 red. Phi le, naval officer.
For the State of DELAWARE.
Geo. Bush, eolkttor.
For the State of MARYLAN D.
tho H. Williams, collettor.
obert Purviance, naval officer,
Qbert Ball a rd, funeyor.
John Scott, coltedor.
Jeremiah Banning, collettor.
John Davidson, collettor.
Geo. Bi sco, collettor.
John Coates Jones, collettor. 4
v St. Mary's.
Robert Chesley, surveyor.
James McCubbin Lingham, colleclot.
For the State of VIRGINIA,
Jacob Wray, collector.
Norfolk and Portsmouth.
Wm. Lindsay, collector.
Philemon Gate wood, naval officer.
Daniel Bedinger, surveyor.
James Wells, surveyor.
WM. HET H , collector.
Chris. Roan y surveyor.
John Gibbons, surveyor.
Abraham Archer, collector.
John Spots wood Moore, surveyor.
Hudson Muse, collector.
Stage Davis, surveyor.
Geo. Cattl ett, surveyor.
Yeocomico. including Kivfale.
Vincent Redman, collector.
Dumfries, including Newport.
Richard Scott, collector.
Charles Lee, collector.
Samuel Hanson, surveyor.
George Savage, collector.
Thomas Bowne, collector.
PeyTon Short, collector.
For the State of SOUTH CAROLINA*
John Cockdel l, collector.
Geo. Abbot Hall, collector.
Isaac Mott, naval officer.
Edward Way man , surveyor.
For the State of GEORGIA.
John Habbersham, collector.
Cornelius Collins > collector.
SKETCH OF PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
In the HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES of the
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 1789.
The engrofled bill for regulating the coasting
trade, &c. was read a third time, and on motion,
recommitted to be taken up to-morrow.
The bill for eftablifliing a land-office for the
western territory was read a second time, ant]
made the order of the day for Thursday.
Mr. Sherman had leave of absence for one
The bill to provide for the fafe keeping of the
a&s, records, great seal, <stc. was read, and made
the order of the day for Friday.
Ordered that 100 copies of each of these bills
be printed for the members.
The report of the committee on amendments,
was, on motion of Mr. Madison, made the or
der of the day for Wednesday fe'nnighti
Mr. Benson introduced a resolution to this
purport. —That a committee be appointed, to join
a committee of the Senate toconlider, and report
when it will be convenient for Congress to ad
journ ; also, to report what business now before
Congress mud neceflarily be attended to previous
to a recess, and what will be proper to postpone
till the next felfion—laid on the table.
The bill for eftablifliing the treasury depart
ment, with the amendments proposed by the Se
nate being read, were acceded to in part —the
consideration of two articles was postponed til]
The bill for eftablifliing light-houses, beacons,
buoys and public pisrs, as sent down from the Se
nate with the amendments, was taken into con
sideration, and the several amendments acceded
to on the part of the House.
The bill for allowing compensations for their
services to The President and Vice-Presi
dent of the United States, was taken up—and
on motion of Mr. Smith (of S. C.) a claufewas
added to the bill, by which The President is to
have the use of furniture and other effects, now
in his pofleflion, belonging to the United States.
The bill was then pafled to be engrofled for a
third reading to-morrow —and then the House ad
TUESDAY, AUCUST 4.
Mr. Heister presented a petition trom the in
habitants of Cumberland county, State of Penn-"
fylvania, praying that the feflions of the P'ederal
Courts, may not be reftridted to the city of Phila
delphia—laid on the table.
The engrossed bill for allowing acompenfation
to The President, and Vice-Prelident, for their
services, was read a third time, and palled to be
Mr. Ames presented a petition from Dudley
Tyler, an officer in the late continental army,
praying for an allowance for services, which had
not been compensated—laid on the table.
Mr. Huntington presented a memorial from
Chriflopher Collins stating, that he had invented a
Perambulator i.pon more fnnple and adequate
principles, than has hitherto been discovered ;
and praying for an exclulive right to use and im
prove the fame—laid on the table.
Mr. White of the Handing committee to ex
amine the enrolled bills, presented the bill pro
viding for the government of the western terri
tory, which the committee had examined, and
found correcft —the Speaker then signed the fame.
Mr. Burke of the Committee appointed for
thepurpofe, brought in a bill for allowing a com
pensation to the members of both Houses, and to
their refpecftive officers : This bill provides that
the compensation ffiall be as follows, viz.
To each member of the Senate and House, Six
Dollars, pr, day.
Speaker of the House Twelve Dollars pr. day.
To the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of
the House each, Fifteen Hundred Dollars, a year,
and Two Dollars a day, each, during the fellion
oftlie Legislature :—One principal Clerkto each,
at Three Dollars a day during the session—One
engrossing Clerk to each, at Two Dollars a day
during the session.
Serjeant at Arms, Three Dollars a day during
Door Keeper to the House and Senate, each,
Seven Hundred and Thirty Dollars a year :
Alfiftant Door Keepers, during the session, One
Dollar and Fifty Cents a day each.
This bill was laid on the table.
Th 6 House then went into a committee of the
whole on the bill for registering and clearing ves
sels, and regulating the coasting trade.
A clause was added to this bill, which provides
for a suspension of the bounty of five cents, on
every barrel of pickled fiffi, every quintal of dri
ed filh and every barrel of salted provisions, ex
ported from the United States, as allowed by the
import law, till after the laftday of July, 1790.
The committee having finiffied this bill, the
Speaker resumed the chair—the House acceded
to the several amendments, and the bill was or
dered to be engrofled for a third reading to
Mr. Benson's motion, introduced yesterday
Was taken up, and after a ffiort debate, a commit
tee for the purpose therein mentioned, consisting
of Mr. Carrot, Mr. He'tfler ) and Mr. IVadfiuorth,
The House then resumed the consideration of
the amendments to the treasury bill proposed by
the Senate, on which a decision was postponed
yesterday—a lengthy debate enfuedupon the fub
jecft,. in which the substance of the arguments up
on The President's power of removability, was
repeated, and which terminated in not acceding
to the amendment of the Senate.
The House adjourned at half after 3 o'clock.
NEW-YORK, AUGUST 6 , 1789.
The wifdom,impartiality and independency dis
covered in the appointments to offices in the re
venue, must give general fatisfaction, and were
it possible that mankind could be universally pleas
ed, not a doubt or complaint would be lisped—but
prejudice and Jelf out of the question, it must be
acknowledged on all hands, that policy, justice,
and the public good, have never been more happi
ly blended on any similar occasion.
Every patriotic mind, from this moment will
have its attention turned to the great objects
that prefentupon the operation of the genera] go
vernment : Revenue as has been justly observed is
the nerve of the system—our existence—our public
faith—our honor, reputation and prosperity, es
sentially depend upon a wife, a prompt and faith
ful execution of the revenue laws.—May vigi
lance mark the condtitft of the officers, and may
it be as infamous to defraud the revenue, as to
rob a church.
Perhaps there is no people upon earth better disposed to obey
the laws, than the citizens of the United States : They reason just
ly upon the fubjeft—conceiving that the laws framed by those
whom they depute for purpose, are their own free ast, and
deed—and that violating the rules they themselves have adopted,
is abfyrd, dangerous, and pregnant with mifchief, confufion, and
ruin ; but nevertheless, poflefling the paflions, prejudices, and
weaknesses, incident to human nature—they fee the propriety of
appointing guardians and executors of those laws—every man
therefore who feels the force of those obligations which should
adluate good citizens, will not only cheerfully submit toevcry salu
tary regulation, but will also consider* himlelf bound to aid the
officers of government in the discharge of their duty.
In the 2 d col. \JI page, line 3$ from top } of this papcr y for fl rigor
ously*' read vigojoufly.