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General Washington as President of the Federal Convention-Doc-

tor Franklin also a Delegate-Claims of British creditors under the

treaty of peace-Approaching meeting of the Federal Convention

-Debates relative to the future seat of Congress—Number of

States required to authorize a suspension of the use of Mississippi.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, April 22,

1787

637

Sale of public lands—Land jobbers—Copper coinage—Opinions in

Massachusetts and Connecticut relative to the Federal Convention,

To THOMAS JEFFERSON. New York, April 23,

1787

639

Resolutions of Congress on the effect of treaties on the States,
Survey and sale of public lands—Government of the Western Ter-
ritory–Settlement of public accounts and claims of the States-
Navigation of the Mississippi, and views of the States on it-Pro-

ceedings of States relative to Federal Convention.

To GENERAL WASHINGTON. New York, Sep-

tember 30, 1787

643

Debates in Congress on Federal Constitution-Proposal to amend

there-- Transmitted to the States—Opinions on it.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, October 7,

1787

647

Requisitions on the States-Western Territory-Indians–Opin-

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ions in Massachusetts on Federal Constitution-Mr. Adams is to

return home.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, October

21, 1787

649

Opinions on Federal Constitution in different States.

TO THOMAS JEFFERSON. New York, October

24, 1787

650

Proposal of amendments by Congress—R. H. Lee—Dana-Mason-
Return of Mr. Adams—Reappointment of Mr. Jefferson-Exchange
of French for Dutch creditors not approved—State of foreign loans

-Sales of public lands.

To GENERAL WASHINGTON. New York, Octo-

ber 29, 1787

652

Prospects for establishment of Federal Constitution—Mr. Charles

Pinckney-Navigation of Potomac.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, November

18, 1787

654

Opinions on Federal Constitution.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, December

2, 1787.

654

Dissensions in Holland. - Commencement of the Federalist-Pro-

ceedings of States on Federal Constitution.

To THOMAS JEFFERSON. New York, December

20, 1787

656

Tobacco contract with France-Proceedings of States on Federal
Constitution-Prohibition by Virginia of certain imports-Reduced

state of the Treasury—Indians, British ports. ·

To GENERAL WASHINGTON. New York, De-

cember 20, 1787

659

Mr. R. H. Lee's views on Federal Constitution-Mr. Mason's
Mr. Jay's-Navigation of Potomac, Proceedings of States on Fed-

eral Constitution.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, January

10, 1788

661

Mr. Randolph's views of Federal Constitution—Mr. Henry's—Mr.

S. Adams's—Proceedings of States on it-Proposal of second Con-

vention.

VOL. II.-A*

672

Proceedings in Convention of New York.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, August

11, 1788

673

Future seat of Congress.

To EDMUND RANDOLPI. New York, August 22,

1788

674

George Clinton's views on Federal Constitution—Proposal for sec-

ond Convention.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, Septem-

ber 14, 1789

675

Proceedings of Congress for organizing the Federal government-

Future seat of Congress.

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To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, September
24, 1788

676

State of trade in Virginia-British debts-British ports-Naviga-

tion of Mississippi.

TO GENERAL WASHINGTON. New York, Septem-

ber 26, 1788

677

Resolutions of Congress relative to navigation of Mississippi.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, October

18, 1788

679

Effect of American Revolution on reform in Europe-Mr. Madi-

son's sentiments on being a candidate for Congress.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, November

2, 1788

680

Feelings of opponents of Federal Constitution towards Mr. Madi-
son-His sentiments on being a candidate for Congress.

e-Resolution

of Virginia for a Convention— Meeting of the Convention at An-

napolis, in 1796–Recommends Federal Convention-Proceedings

of Virginia and other States--Previous suggestions for a Conven-

tion by Pelatiah Webster, General Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton,

Richard H. Lee, and Noah Webster-Defects to be provided for

by a Constitution - Mr. Madison's sketch --Meeting of Federal

Convention in 1787—Manner in which the Reports of the Debates

were taken.

753

Mr. Randolph's third proposition—The National Legislature to

have two branches--Agreed to.

Mr. Randolph's fourth proposition-First branch of the National

Legislature to be elected by the people-Agreed to—Qualifications
&c. of members of first branch-Postponed.

Mr. Randolph's fifth proposition-Second branch of the National

Legislature to be chosen by the first branch, from nominations by

State Legislatures-Disagreed to-Qualifications of members of

second branch-Not considered.

Mr. Randolph's sirth proposition-Powers of the National Leg-

islature—Each branch to originate laws-Agreed to - National
Legislature to possess all the legislative powers of the Congress
of the Confederation, to pass laws where State Legislatures are
incompetent; or where necessary to preserve harmony among the
the States; and to negative State laws contravening the articles
of union or foreign treaties–Agreed to—The National Legislature
authorized to exert the force of the whole against a delinquent
State-Postponed.

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