The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution: As Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. Together with the Journal of the Federal Convention, Luther Martin's Letter, Yates's Minutes, Congressional Opinions, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of '98-'99, and Other Illustrations of the Constitution, Volumen5
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Página 584 - votes of the electors, shall be the Vice-President But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them, by ballot, the VicePresident The Congress may determine the tune of choosing the electors, and the day
Página 332 - and moreover to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the states are severally incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation.
Página 125 - all such alterations and further provisions, as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union ; and in reporting such an act, for that purpose, to the United States in Congress, as, when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, will
Página 121 - Smith, Esquires, be appointed commissioners, who, or any three of whom, shall meet such commissioners as may be appointed in the other states of the Union, at a time and place to be agreed on, to take into consideration the trade of the United States; to examine the relative situations and
Página 389 - That the national legislature ought to possess the legislative rights vested in Congress by the Confederation; and, moreover, to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the states are separately incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation.
Página 142 - On the question, as moved by Mr. BUTLER, on the third proposition, it was resolved, in committee of the whole, " that a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme legislative, executive, and judiciary." Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Página 583 - or in any department or officer thereof. SECT. 9. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax or duty may be
Página 558 - Congress assembled that Constitution which has appeared to us the most advisable. "The friends of our country have long seen and desired, that the power of making war, peace, and treaties; that of levying money and regulating commerce; and the correspondent executive and judicial authorities, should be fully and
Página 393 - not attending, or being present shall refuse to strike, the Senate shall proceed to nominate three persons out of each state, and the Clerk of the Senate shall strike in behalf of the party absent or
Página 389 - as far as those acts or treaties shall relate to the said states, or their citizens and inhabitants ; and that the judiciaries of the several states shall be bound thereby in their decisions, any thing in the respective laws of the individual states to the contrary notwithstanding. 8.