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May 5th, 1300.

Mr. Gallatin, from the joint committee of conference, appointed on the subject of the amendments depending between the two houses, to the billproviding for the sale of the lands of the United States, in the territory north-west of the Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky river, made a report, which was read and considered: whereupon

Resolved, That this house do so far recede from their disagreement to the amendments insisted on by the senate, to said bill, as to agree to the same with amendments.

A message was received from the senate, by their secretary, stating that they had agreed to the amendments proposed on the part of the house, to the amendments of the senate to the preceding bill.

Saturday, May 5th, 1792.

Mr. Madison, from the managers appointed on the part of the house, to attend a conference with the senate on the subject-matter of the amendments, depending between the two houses, to the bill sent from the senate, entitled "An act for regulating process, &c." reported that the managers had met the managers on the part of the senate, in the conference chambers, and fully discussed the subject referred to them, and had agreed that it would be proper, on the part of the house, to recede from the fourth amendment to the third section, but that, as to all the other amendments, the managers of the two houses had not come to any agreement. The house adhered to their other amendments, upon the report of the

committee of conference, and the senate receded from their disagreement; so the bill became a law. This extract is made to show that the conference may agree upon a portion of the amendments, and leave the balance for the further action of the respective houses.

February 28, 1799.

Mr. Harper, from the joint committee of conference, on the part of the house, made report, which was read and considered.

Resolved, That this house do recede in part from their second amendment to the bill sent from the senate, entitled "An act for the better organization of the troops of the United States," and do agree to the said second amendment and modification thereof.

March 2d, 1799.

A message was received from the senate agreeing to the amendment and modification to the above mentioned bill. Whereupon the house proceeded to consider the amendment as proposed by the senate, and resolved that they unanimously disagree to said amendment.

March 3d, 1799.

The senate postponed said bill until the next session of congress.

April 26th, 1810.

A motion was made by Mr. Rhea, of Tennessee, that the house do adhere to their disagreement to an amendment to the act regulating the post offee department, and passed in the negative, and the house resolved to recede from their disnt to said amendment.

This is introduced to show, that although the house refused to adhere, still it was necessary to move in a separate resolution to recede.

July 30th, 1813.

Mr. Bibb, from the joint committee of conference, appointed by the house to confer with the conferees on the part of the senate, upon the subject matter of the disagreeing votes of the two houses, upon the amendments depending to the bill entitled, "An act laying duties on notes of banks, bankers, and certain companies; on bonds, notes, and obligations, discounted by banks, bank. ers, and certain companies, and on bills of exchange of certain descriptions," made report, which was read and ordered to lie on the table. A message from the senate, by Mr. Otis, their secretary." Mr. Speaker,-The senate have considered the report of the joint committee of conference upon the subject matter of the amend. ment, depending between the two houses, to the bill entitled An act laying duties on notes of banks, bankers, and certain companies; on bonds, notes and obligations discounted by banks, bankers, and certain companies, and on hills of exchange of a certain description,' and have disagreed to the same, so far as respects their amendment proposed in the 4th line of the second section, and have insisted (after conference) upon their said amendment; they have agreed to the residue of said report, (of the committee of conference) and have accordingly receded from the other amendments." The house proceeded to consider the said message, and the report of the ferees being again read, whereupon

Resolved, That this house do recede from their disagreement to the amendment insisted upon by the senate, and that they do agree to the residue of the report of said conferees.

Dec. 26, 1814.

The house proceeded to consider the report of the conferees, on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, on the bill from the senate, to authorize the president to call upon the several states and territories thereof for their respective quotas of 80, 000 militia, &c. The said report was read, and the recommendations contained therein were as follows, viz.

1. That in lieu of the amendment proposed by the house of representatives, to strike out the words "two years," and insert "one year," and in the 4th line of the first section, the words "18 months" be inserted, and that the same modifica tion be made where the words "two years" occur in other parts of the bill.

2. That the house of representatives recede from their amendment, proposed to be inserted at the end of the 4th line of the 1st section after the word "discharged."

3. That the senate recede from their disagreement to the amendment, which proposes to strike out the seventh section.

4. That the house of representatives agree to the modification, proposed by the senate, to their amendment in the 9th section.

The question was taken to concur with the committee of conference, on their first recommendation. Lost. Yeas 64, nays 72. On concurring in the second recommendation, yeas 69, nays 80.

The question was taken on the fourth recommendation, and passed in the affirmative.

Resolved, That the house insist on their disagreement to the 1st and 2d recommendations of the committee of conference, and ask a further conference on the subject matter of said disagreement. Ordered, that Mr. Troup, Mr. Stockton, and Mr. Dexter be the managers at the said further conference. Ordered, that the secretary acquaint the senate therewith.

The senate postponed the further consideration of the aforesaid bill, 'till the 2d of March next.

January 22, 1815.

A message from the senate, by Mr. Cutts, their secretary—

Mr. Speaker: The senate have adopted the modification proposed by the committee of conference, on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, on the amendments depending to the bill "to authorize the president of the United States to accept the services of volunteers, who may associate and organize themselves, and offer their services to the government of the United States," with an amendment.

The said report of the committee of conference was then read, whereupon

Resolved, That this house do agree to the report of the committee of conference aforesaid, with the amendments made by the senate. Ordered that the clerk do acquaint the senate therewith.

RECEDING. January 2, 1834.

Mr. Franklin, the clerk of the house, informed the senate that the house had passed a bill making

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