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Seventh resolution fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch
of the Legislature, considered.
branch of the Legislature as in the first-Motion to amend so as
the Treasury-Not moved.
MONDAY, July 2d
Amendment proposed to the eighth resolution, so as to give each
State an equal suffrage in the second branch, resumed - Disa-
Motion to refer the clauses of the seventh and eighth resolutions,
relating to the suffrages of both branches of the Legislature, to a
THURSDAY, July 5th
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
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,
members of the first branch may be altered from time to time and
bers of inhabitants of each State-Agreed to.
principle of wealth-Agreed to.
SATURDAY, July 14th
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
in certain proportions-Disagreed to.
MONDAY, July 16th
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
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
greed to-Motion to amend by striking out seven years as the Ex-
ecutive term-Disagreed to.
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
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