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Insurgente off the island of St. Kitts......Feb. 9, 1799 General Post-office established by act of......March 2, 1799 Act to regulate the collection of duties and tonnage, and to establish ports of entry......March 2, 1799 Estimates for the year amount to over $13,000,000......1799 Fifth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1799 Upon assurance from France that a representative from the United States will be received with the respect due a powerful nation, President nominates William Van Murray as minister to France, and associates with him Chief-Justice Ellsworth, of Connecticut, and Governor Davie, of North Carolina; all are received by Napoleon, first consul......March 30, 1799 Sixth Congress, first session, assembles at Philadelphia, Pa.......Dec. 2, 1799 Speaker of the House, Theodore Sedgwick, Massachusetts. George Washington dies......Dec. 14, 1799 Eulogy before Congress by Henry Lee, of Virginia, calling him First in war, first in peace, and first in the h