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The American Congress?
From 1774 to 1788.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
From April 1, 1782, to November 1, 1788, inclusive.
ALSO, THE JOURNAL OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE STATES, FROM THE
WITH AN APPENDIX.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WAY AND GIDEON
JOURNALS OF CONGRESS,
MONDAY, April 1, 1782.
On a report of the superintendent of finance, to whom was referred a motion of Mr Bee, seconded by Mr. Motte,
Resolved, That the register be, and hereby is, authorized and directed to charge the sum of 50,000 continental dollars, paid to the hon. Thomas Bee, in virtue of a warrant dated the 13th of September, 1780, to the state of South-Carolina, and credit the account of major-general Lincoln for the same.
A letter, of the 31st of March, from Jonas Fay, Moses Robinson, Paul Spooner and Isaac Tichenor, was read, informing that in consequence of the resolution of Congress, of the 20th of August last, the state of Vermont have invariably pursued every measure in order to comply with the said resolution, in a manner that was consistent with the obligations she was under to the people inhabiting the east and west unions, and maintaining the peace and harmony of her citizens with those inhabitants; and enclosing several resolutions of the legislature of Vermont, announcing their compliance with the preliminary required in the said resolution of Congress, of the 20th of August last; together with a duplicate of a commission to them, under the great seal of the state, empowering them, in behalf of the state of Vermont, to subscribe the articles of confederation.
A motion was made by Mr. Clark, seconded by Mr. Scott,
That the letter of Jonas Fay, &c. with the papers accompanying the same, together with the several papers on the files of Congress, relating to the same subject, and received since the 20th of August last, be referred to a committee. And on the question for commitment, the yeas and nays being required by Mr. Scott,
N-Hampshire, Mr. Livermore,
Massachusetts, Mr. Patridge,
Rhode-Island, Mr. Ellery,
Mr. J. Jones,
N. W. Jones,
Pennsylvania, Mr. T. Smith,
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
Congress took into consideration the report of the committee, consisting of Mr. Madison, Mr. Clark, and Mr. Cornell, to whom was referred a letter of the 23d of February last, from the president of New-Hampshire, which is as follows:
That so much of the said letter as relates to five millions of dollars of the old emission, remaining in the treasury of New-Hampshire, as a surplus of the quota allotted to that state for redemption, be referred to the superintendent of finance to report: