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SATURDAY, June 23d

938

Third resolution for fixing the qualifications, &c. of the first branch,

resumed - Motion to amend by striking out the ineligibility of the

members to State offices, Agreed to-Motion to amend by confer-

ring their ineligibility to such National offices as had been estab-

lished, or their emoluments increased while they were members-

Disagreed to-Motion to confine their ineligibility to National

offices, during one year after their term of service is expired-

Agreed to.

MONDAY, June 25th

945

Fourth resolution, fixing election, term, qualifications, &c. of the

second branch of the Legislature-Motions to amend the clause

relating to their term of office by making it six or five years—Dis-

agreed to.

TUESDAY, June 26th

961

Fourth resolution relative to the term of the second branch of the

Legislature, resumed-Motion to amend so as to make their term

nine years, one third to go out every third year-Disagreed to—To

make their term six years, one third to go out every second year

-Agreed 10--Motion to amend by striking out their compensation

-Disagreed to-Motion to amend so as to provide that their com-

pensation be paid by the States-Disagreed to-Motion to provide

that their compensation be paid out of the National Treasury-

Disagreed 10–Motion to amend by striking out the ineligibility of

the member to State offices-Agreed to-Motion to confine their

ineligibility to National offices during one year after their term of

service is expired.

WEDNESDAY, June 27th

973

Fifth resolution authorizing each branch to originate acts-

Agreed to.

Sixth resolution defining the powers of the Legislature-Post-

poned.

Seventh resolution fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch

of the Legislature, considered.

THURSDAY, June 28th

976

Seventh resolution, fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch,

resumed— Motion to amend so as to provide that the right of suf-

frage in the first branch should be the same as in the Articles of

the Confederation, (an equality, each State having one vote there-

in) - Postponed.

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the Treasury-Not moved.

MONDAY, July 2d

1016

Amendment proposed to the eighth resolution, so as to give each

State an equal suffrage in the second branch, resumed - Disa-

greed to.

Motion to refer the clauses of the seventh and eighth resolutions,

relating to the suffrages of both branches of the Legislature, to a

Committee-Agreed to.

THURSDAY, July 5th

1024

Report of Committee to amend the seventh resolution so as to pro-

vide that the proportion of suffrage of each State in the first branch,

shall be one member for every forty thousand inhabitants of the

description mentioned in that resolution, that each State shall have

one member in the first branch ; that all bills for raising or appro-

priating money shall originate in the first branch, and not be alter-

ed in the second ; and that no payments shall be made from the

Treasury except on appropriations by law.

Report to amend the eighth resolution so as to provide that each

State shall have an equal suffrage in the second branch.

Friday, July 6th

1036

Clause of the report on the seventh resolution, providing that the

proportion of suffrage of each State in the first branch, should be

one member for every forty thousand inhabitants, resumed—Refer-

red to a Committee-Clause of the report on the seventh resolution

providing that all money bills shall originate in the first branch,

resumed-Agreed to.

SATURDAY, July 7th

1046

Report on the eighth resolution, providing that each .State shall

have an equal suffrage in the second branch, resumed-Agreed to.

Monday, July 9th

1051

Report of the Committee, to amend the clause of the seventh res-

olution, relative to the proportion of suffrage in the first branch, by

fixing at present the whole number therein at forty-six, and appor-

tioning them in a certain ratio among the States, considered-Re-

ferred to another Committee.

Report of the Committee, providing that the future number of

members of the first branch may be altered from time to time and
fixed by the Legislature, on the principles of the wealth and num-

bers of inhabitants of each State-Agreed to.

TUESDAY, July 10th

1056

Report of the Committee on the seventh resolution, providing that

at present the whole number of members in the first branch shall

be sixty-five and apportioning them in a certain ratio among the

States-Agreed to-Motion that a census be taken every

years, and the representation in the first branch be arranged by the

Legislature accordingly-Adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, July 11th

1064

Amendment to the seventh resolution, requiring the future repre-

sentation to be arranged by the Legislature according to a periodi.

cal census, resumed--Motion to amend it by requiring the Legis-

lature to arrange the representation according to a census of the

free inhabitants, taken at least every fifteen years—Agreed to-

Motion farther to amend by requiring the census to include three

fifths of the negroes—Disagreed to.

THURSDAY, July 12th

1079

Seventh resolution, relative to the proportion of suffrage in the first

branch, resumed-Motion to provide that representation and direct

taxation shall be in the same proportion-Agreed to-Motion to

provide that for the future arrangement of representation, a census

shall be taken within six years, and within every ten years after-

wards, and that it shall be made according to the whole number

of inhabitants, rating the blacks at three fifths of their number-

Agreed to.

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principle of wealth-Agreed to.

SATURDAY, July 14th

1094

Serenih resolution, relative to the proportion of suffrage in the first

branch, resumed-Motion that the number of representatives in

the first branch from new States, shall never exceed those of the

present States—Disagreed to.

Eighth resolution, relative to the proportion of suffrage in the

second branch, resumed-Motion to provide that the second branch
shall consist of thirty-six members, distributed among the States

in certain proportions-Disagreed to.

MONDAY, July 16th

1107

Serenth and eighth resolutions as amended, and fixing the suffrage

in both branches, resumed-Agreed to.

Sirth resolution defining the powers of the Legislature, resumed

- Motion to amend by giving a specification of the powers not

comprised in general terms—Disagreed to.

TUESDAY, July 17th

1114

Sixth resolution, defining the powers of the Legislature, resumed-

Motion to amend, so as to provide that the National Legislature

should not interfere with the governments of the States in matters

of internal police, in which the general welfare of the United

States is not concerned— Disagreed to-Motion to amend so as to

extend the power of the Legislature to cases affecting the general

interests of the Union--Agreed to-Motion to agree to the power

of negativing State laws-Disagreed to-Motion to provide that

the acts of the Legislature, and treaties made in pursuance of the

Constitution, shall bind the several States—Agreed to.

Ninth resolution, relative to National Executive-Motion to

amend so as to provide that the Executive be chosen by the people
-Disagreed to—That he be chosen by Electors appointed by the
State Legislatures—Disagreed to-Motion to amend by striking
out the provision that the Executive is to be ineligible a second
time-Agreed to-Motion to amend so as to provide that the
term of the Executive should be during good behaviour-Disa-
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greed to-Motion to amend by striking out seven years as the Ex-

ecutive term-Disagreed to.

WEDNESDAY, July 18th

1130

Tenth resolution, giving the Executive a negative on acts of the

Legislature not afterwards passed by two thirds—Agreed to.

Eleventh resolution, relative to the Judiciary-Motion to amend

so as to provide that the supreme judges be appointed by the Exe-

cutive-Disagreed to—That they be nominated and appointed by

the Executive, with the consent of two thirds of the second branch

--Disagreed to-Motion to amend so as to provide that their com-

pensation shall not be diminished while in office-Agreed to.

Twelfth resolution, relative to the establishment of inferior Na-

tional tribunals, by the Legislature-Agreed to.

Thirteenth resolution, relative to the powers of the National Ju-

diciary-- Motion to amend by striking out their power in regard to

impeachment of National officers-Agreed to-Motion to amend

so as to provide that their power shall extend to all cases arising

under the National laws, or involving the National peace and har.

mony-Agreed to.

Fourteenth resolution, providing for the admission of new States

-Agreed to.

Fifteenth resolution, providing for the continuance of the Con-

gress of the Confederation and the completion of its engagements

- Disagreed to.

Sixteenth resolution, guaranteeing a republican government and

their existing laws to the States—Motion to amend so as to pro

vide that a republican form of government, and protection against

foreign and domestic violence, be guaranteed to each State-.

Agreed to.

THURSDAY, July 19th

Ninth resolution, relative to the National Executive, resumed -

Motion to amend so as to provide that the Executive be chosen by

Electors chosen by the State Legislatures-Agreed to-Motion to

amend so as to provide that the Executive shall be ineligible a

second time—Disagreed to-Motion to amend by making the Exe-

cutive term six years—Agreed to.

FRIDAY, July 201h

1152

Ninth resolution, relative to the National Executive, resumed–M0.

lion to provide that the number of Electors of the Executive to be

chosen by the State Legislatures shall be regulated by their re-

spective numbers of representatives in the first branch, and that

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