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House Bills, Senate Records, National Archives. Senate amendments are printed in the Senate Legislative Journal , p. 101, and were noted on the engrossed bill by Otis or filed with the bill. Unless otherwise noted, the House agreed to the Senate amendments on August 3.
    1. Debate on the question of establishing executive departments and the appointment of the committee to prepare a bill or bills to establish executive departments are calendared with the Foreign Affairs Act [HR-8].
    2. The [New York] Daily Advertiser, June 11.
    3. The [New York] Daily Advertiser, June 26, 27.
    4. The [New York] Daily Advertiser, June 30.
    5. The [New York] Daily Advertiser, July 2.
    6. According to Thomas Greenleaf's account in the Records of the Secretary: Concerning printing, SR, DNA, 80 copies of this bill were printed on July 10.
    7. The New York Daily Gazette, Aug. 11.
    8. Gazette of the United States, Aug. 26; The Congressional Register, Aug. 22. The House of Representatives Journal for this date records no action on this bill.
    9. Gazette of the United States, Aug. 26.
    10.The Senate proceeded to consider the Resolve of the House of Representatives, of the 24th of August, "To adhere to part of their eighth Amendment," before recited — And
On motion,
That the Senate do recede therefrom, the yeas and nays being required by one-fifth of the Senators present,

Yea

Nay


Yeas 10
Nays 10
The Senate being equally divided, the Vice President determined the question in the affirmative — So it was
RESOLVED, That the Senate do recede from so much of the eighth Amendment as was disagreed to by the House of Representatives.(DHFFC1: 134-135.)

Recommended citation: Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, ed. Charlene Bickford, et al. (Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 2002). XML version based on the Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, ed. Charlene Bickford, et al. (Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1986) Vol. 6, pp. 1975-1991; 2028-2032. http://adh.sc.edu [Accessed (supply date here)]

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