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    H 1-12. 1790-1791 Federal Budget

    Mr. Speaker, These numbers appear to be in order and I have no objections to them at this time. I yield.
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    H 1-13. Naturalization Act of 1789

    Mr. Speaker, for the purposes of readability and style, I motion to amend the bill while retaining the details: Section 1. A free, white alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process: a) The alien must have resided and been under the jurisdiction of the United States for a time period of at least two consecutive years, b) The alien must make their application at any common law court of record within a state that the alien resided for at least one year, c) The alien must prove to be a person of good character to the satisfaction of the court, d) The alien must make an oath before the court to affirm the laws and support the constitution of the United States e) The court will make a record of the application and proceedings after which time the person will be considered a citizen of the United States. Section 2. Children of Naturalized Citizens, Natural-Born Citizens, and others a) Any children of the naturalized citizen will also be considered citizens provided they are residing within the United States and under twenty-one years of age. b) Any children born by citizens of the United States, whether born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered natural-born citizens. c) The right of citizenship shall not be conferred to persons whose fathers have never been residents of the United States. d) No person proscribed by any state previously shall be admitted as a citizen in the future, unless an act of the legislature of that state shall say otherwise. I yield.
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    Private Diary of James Masterson

    1789 While Debate on Bills H 1-1 and 1-2 are being conducted. I recently dispatched a considerable sum of money to my partner, John McNair. He is a financially prudent man and I trust him to create much industry with such capital. Already, I have heard word of his intentions to create several theatres throughout the Carolinas and Virginia, construction has already begun on the venues. A place to see a show with a beautiful woman sounds quite lovely. He had spoken to me of his desire to create an American version of the Charleville musket. That musket was used recently in the war for independence and to have the capacity to create a similar arm here on this continent would do wonders for national pride. I spoke in the House today. We are going to need some tariffs, but I hope to mitigate the worst effects of them and perhaps we can provide some means of protection for some of the industries in the Carolinas. If that is not obtainable, I fear we may need to actually consider imposition of domestic taxes. That outcome should be avoided.
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    Private Diary of James Masterson

    1790 The British have responded to the border dispute between New York and Vermont by declaring their intentions to support Vermont independence. I wonder if Vermont will ever become part of these United States or if they will remain independent? Hopefully they do not end up becoming part of British North America. McNair has sent word of his intentions to expand the number of theaters the company owns and I support those efforts entirely. However, he has stated his dismay and anger at my words in Congress against the culture stimulation bill. I understand how he believes the company would directly benefit from the passage of such a bill, but it would come at the expense of the treasury and I can not support this measure. I will comfort my dismay about his McNair's dissatisfaction and the passing of Benjamin Franklin by finding a fetching lady this evening and perhaps writing a political letter or pamphlet. The two activities combined would be a proper tribute to that great man.
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    The Carolina Statesman

    Vermont Republic to Remain Independent The fruits of New York's bellicosity as recently reported in this paper and elsewhere have been borne. The English Crown, King George III, has declared that he will protect the Vermont Republic from any attack. Little response has been heard from New York's legislature or Governor since this announcement from the King. It has been reported that the legislature was considering a motion to mobilize their state militia to annex Vermont by force, but little movement has been reported on that motion and it may be considered a closed matter due to the recent announcement. There is no national desire to engage in a war of annexation. It now falls to either the New York state government or federal government to resolve the matter peacefully, drop the matter entirely and Vermont to remain independent, or risk another war with the British. Carolina Company Seeks to Americanize European Operas Famed composed Amadeus Mozart recently unveiled a new comic opera in Vienna, Austria recently entitled Così fan tutte or "Women are Like That." The rather scandalous opera considers the proclivities of women and their faithfulness to their betrothed when their would-be husbands are sent off to war. In light of the popularity of this and similar comic operas, Carolina Company CEO John McNair has continued to grow his collection of theaters across the country to five states total, recently opening new locations in Maryland and Georgia. The theaters showcase translated or rewritten operas to appeal to what he terms a more 'American' style of theater, to quote: "Rowdy, bawdy, even raucous operas that appeal to the land owner and the common man alike will be displayed at our theaters with varying prices for entry depending on the desired audience, season, etc." An American version of Mozart's "Women are Like That" will be premiering this season. Nation Mourns Passing of Benjamin Franklin The great statesman Benjamin Franklin recently passed at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of ninety. Having lived a fruitful, exemplary life and responsible for the establishment of multiple institutions, Mr. Franklin was an inspiration for the development of unity between the former American colonies and the establishment of this new nation. We all owe him a great deal of gratitude. It should be noted that the late Mr. Franklin provided some initial capital for the establishment of this newspaper but is now owned independently. We thank the late Mr. Franklin for his generosity in this matter and will continue to endeavor to provide quality information to the public and "write things worth reading and do things worth writing."
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    Create a newspaper

    Yes, he should be purchasing Benjamin Franklin's remaining portion.
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    Private Diary of James Masterson

    Early 1790 Gravely concerned about the matter involving New York and the Vermont Republic. Newspapers are reporting New York has rejected an offer of a financial settlement, some are speculating that the legislature will attempt to mobilize their militia and attempt to annex Vermont. It would be a destabilizing, belligerent move on their part, but it seems difficult for the federal government to thwart if New York is fully committed to their folly. I do not understand why they would pursue this course of militarism, when simple compensation of the disputed land should have sufficed. I fear New York's decision have made such an option an impossibility now. I sent monies to McNair to expand the company. Hopefully the monies will placate his anger. I do owe him much, as I would likely not have been elected without his efforts.
  8. A letter arrives from Representative Masterson to be circulated amongst the state legislators: Congratulations on forthrightly deciding to honor our state's obligations and uphold our honor and pay our debts. North Carolina is setting an example about what is involved in being a proper state as a part of this new federal nation. We should not recklessly hold onto territory that we can not properly administer and we should certainly pay our debts. Hurrah to you for ceding this territory which provides an example to the rest of the nation about proper behavior by a state. -J. Masterson
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    Letter to the President

    President Washington, Undoubtedly news of the matter related to the border between New York and the Vermont Republic has reached you sooner than it reached me. I implore you to recognize the danger to our new republic that the actions of the New York legislature poses to our new constitutional order. Our constitution is quite clear that states can not engage in war without the approval of Congress, and there is no appetite in Congress for a war of annexation with a republic of freemen who were seeking to willingly join our constitutional order. The belligerency of the New York legislature is disappointing and if they are permitted to engage in a war of annexation, without the consent of Congress, I fear that our new republic will not last. Use your stature as the general of our recent revolution to persuade New York against this folly. If that should fail, then let us consider some means of removing New York from the body of our national republic. Yours, James Masterson, North Carolina Representative
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    The Carolina Statesman

    New York State May Test Constitution Over Border Dispute Letters and statements are arriving stating that the New York legislature is continuing to antagonize upon the matter of their border dispute with the Vermont Republic. A measure stating that New York should enter into negotiations with Vermont was defeated with 35 Ayes, and 53 Nays. The legislature is said to now be considering a motion to mobilize their state militia for the express purpose of annexation. This is in flagrant violation of our nation's new constitution. Article 1, Section 10 of our Constitution states: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. This constitution was ratified and agreed to by the state of New York just two years ago in 1788. That New York would ignore the constitution they so recently agreed to be a part of suggests a lack of forthrightness. Should New York mobilize its militia and engage in war, what should be the response from the federal government? This is not a matter of a state's right, as war-making rights were ceded to the Congress of the federal government upon each state's adoption of the constitution. There is a desire to create a proper nation of freemen upon the basis of natural rights and ordered liberty. New York's disregard for the constitutional arrangement that they themselves agree to imperils the stability of this nation. There is also concern that recent laws passed relating to state militias in Virginia and New York are could potentially be in violation of the same section, which states "No State shall... keep troops... in time of Peace."
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    Business Filing & Purchases

    Masterson transfers $1000 to the Carolina Company for the purchase of two additional assets in EMA. An additional $2500 is also transferred for the creation of an asset in NRMR.
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    Journalist 1

    Jeffrey Franklin completed this on behalf of The Carolina Statesman newspaper.
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    Journalist 4

    Jeffrey Franklin completed this on behalf of The Carolina Statesman newspaper.
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    Journalist 3

    Jeffrey Franklin completed this on behalf of The Carolina Statesman newspaper.
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    The Carolina Statesman

    New York State - Vermont Republic Border Dispute! This paper has received reports that a diplomat from the Vermont Republic recently arrived in the New York state capitol to meet with their Governor and state representatives. The issue at hand is that Vermont desires to join these United States but the state of New York has a number of claims upon lands in the Vermont Republic. These claims have not been pressed in any significant way, but would need to be settled prior to Vermont's admission. In what must be a shock to the diplomat, various representatives of the state are reported to have suggested that they consider Vermont to still be a part of New York! Vermont has declared itself to be an independent nation since 1777. In 1781, the Confederation Congress passed an act stating Vermont would be admitted as a state provided it renounced claims east of the Connecticut River and west of Lake Champlain, which is claimed by New York. Vermont has not done this, hence there is this dispute. While this matter was not generally thought to be of great importance, it seems the diplomat's visit has prompted a great reaction, with representatives stating Vermont should join New York voluntarily and other representatives suggesting annexation. One representative of New York is reported to have said, "If force is necessary to retain our state integrity, then so be it." We remind the reader that the New York Governor is elected by those same representatives and not by the public, so it may be that he shares their aggressiveness or feels pressured to do so. New York's representatives seem to be a contentious, ambitious lot. If Vermont desires to join the US despite the surprising aggressiveness shown by the New York representatives, then it would be well that Vermont simply compensate the state of New York in order to prompt the state to renounce any claims. If New York seeks to desire the use of force to press their claim, we can not support this. We can not see the usefulness in the Carolinas or any other state of this new union to support such an annexation. The public will not stand for a war of annexation to press one sole state's claims on territory that stems from the old crown. Any Representative or Senator who would support such an annexation would surely be voted out of office at the next election and rightfully so.
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    VOTE: H 1-11. Residence Act of 1789

    Mr. Speaker, I would dispute the notion that New York has the best economy of any part of the country, thus I do not find such a suggestion to be persuasive. I do believe it is appropriate that a new capital be constructed near the geographic center of this new nation, so as to not unnecessarily favor any particular state or section of the country. That key aspect of this proposal is what I find most intriguing and I am most inclined to support. I yield.
  17. Mr. Speaker, I object to the motion for unanimous consent. I'm unsure how such an error is possible, but it appears that North Carolina has not been included in any proposed circuit of the proposed court of appeals. I yield.
  18. Mr. Speaker, I object to the motion for unanimous consent. While the US Constitution does grant this body the power to promote useful arts, I'm not sure that promotion of entertainment would be included in a proper reading of the law. I also do not believe it is appropriate to grant this large sum of monies to such an endeavor while this body is still addressing the vital issue of federal debts and potentially state debts. Perhaps in several years time this measure would be more financially appropriate, but I do not think it wise to favor this at this time. I yield.
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    The Carolina Statesman

    HURRAH FOR NORTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND EDUCATIONAL ENLIGHTENMENT We would like to take this moment to praise the legislature in the state of North Carolina for chartering a public university which will illuminate young minds for the benefit of our new country and all mankind. Similarly, we should acknowledge that the state of Georgia has also chartered a public university, but has not yet admitted any students nor completed construction on its site. The commitment to enlightenment and improving facilities and locations available for higher knowledge shown by these two states is demonstrative of the so-called 'Southern Spirit' common to the southern sections of the new United States. While there are several institutions in northern states, those entities are private in nature and owes their charters to the old, tarnished crown. These new institutions are created by the legislatures and come after the crafting of our new constitution. JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON TO ADVISE WASHINGTON The elected members of the US House and Senate have seen fit to establish two cabinet offices, one related to foreign affairs and the other to matters of a treasury, to advise President Washington. Mr. Thomas Jefferson has been appointed to the former, and Mr. Alexander Hamilton has been appointed to the latter. It now is simply a matter of time until the Senate votes to confirm both men. They have distinctly different ideas and ideals about the form of government and how the new national government should behave. Mr. Jefferson has a vision tied to freedom; while Mr. Hamilton is rumored to still desire monarchy and British parliamentarian. This paper is much more pleased to know that Mr. Jefferson will have the President's ear, while less excited about the prospects of Mr. Hamilton, although we do respect his aptitude for numbers.
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    Private Diary of James Masterson

    Early 1790 I have received a letter from McNair expressing his general unpleasantness and having a foul mood at having learned Jeffrey Franklin at the Carolina Statesman newspaper received a larger amount of compensation and profitability in the previous year compared to himself. The man does love money. He has expressed a strong desire to receive a higher percentage of company income next year. I shall dwell on this and consider it, as he already receives a higher than standard percentage.