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1t-Time of meeting of the Federal Convention-Resolutions of

Congress on the effect of treaties on the States.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, April 2,

1787

629

Mr. Gardoqui-Representations of Virginia relative to the seizure

of Spanish property by General Clark-Views of several States

relative to the Mississippi—Rhode Island against the Federal

Convention.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, April 8,

1787

630

Marriage of French subjects in America—Propositions in the Fed-

eral Convention expected from Virginia-Mr. Madison's ideas of a

Federal Constitution.

To EDMUND RANDOLPH. New York, April 15,

1787

634

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—Goverment 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

it 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 28, 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 imporis—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*

TUESDAY, May 29th

727

Additional rules—Keeping of minutes—Convention goes into Com-

mittee of the Whole-Mr. Randolph submits fifteen propositions-

His remarks—Propositions stated— Mr. Charles Pinckney submits

a plan of a Constitution-Plan stated.

WEDNESDAY, May 30th

746

Mr. Randolph's first proposition withdrawn, and a substitute offer.

ed— The proposed government to be National, and to consist of a

Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary.

Mr. Randolph's second proposition—The right of suffrage in the

National Legislature, to be proportioned to the quotas of contribu-

tion, or the number of free inhabitants as is best in different cases

-Postponed.

THURSDAY, May 31st

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 sixth 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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