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the matcer to them referred; and had directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this house will co-morrow agaip resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of tbe state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1787.

The honourable Luther Martin, Esq. one of the deputies of the state of Maryland, attended and took his seat.

The order of the day being read,

The house resolved itself into a committee of the whole house, to consider of the state of the American union.

Mr. President left the chair.

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.

Mr. Gorham in the chair.

A question being taken on Mr. Gerry's motion to strike out the following words, in that clause of the seventh resolution, adopted by the committee, which respects the appointment of the national executive, namely,

“ To be chosen by the national legislature ;” and to insert, " to be chosen by the executives of the indi"vidual states,"

It passed in the negative.
Yeas—None.
Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New

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Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

DIVIDED-Delaware

It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Brearly, to enter on the consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph.

After some time passed in debate,

It was moved and seconded, that the committee do now rise, report a further progress, and request leave to sit again.

The committee then rose.

IN THE HOUSE.

Mr. President resumed the chair.

Mr. Gorbam reported from the committee, that the committee had made a further progress in the matter to them referred; and had directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this house will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1787. The honourable Abraham Baldwin, Esq. one of the depaties of the state of Georgia, attended and took his seat.

The order of the day being read,
The house resolved itself into a committee of the

whole house to consider of the state of the American union,

Mr. President lest the chair.

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.

Mr. Gorham in the chair.

It was moved by Mr. King, seconded by Mr. Rut ledge, to agree to the following resolution, namely,

“Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the first “ branch of the national legislature ought not to be ac. “cording to the rule established in the articles of con“ federation, but according to some equitable ratio of representation." And on the question to agree to the same, It was passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7 Nays-New York, New Jersey, Delaware

3 DIVIDED-Maryland

1 It was then moved by Mr. Rutledge, seconded by Mr. Butler, to add the following words to the last re. solution, namely,

“ According to the quotas of contribution.”

It was moved by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. C. Pinckney, to postpone the consideration of the last motion, in order to introduce the following words, after the words “equitable ratio of representation," namely,

“In proportion to the whole number of white and “other free citizens and inhabitants of every age, sex, s and condition, including those bound to servitude for 4: a term of years, and three fifths of all other persons

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is not comprehended in the foregoing description, except Indians, not paying taxes, in each state.” On the question to postpone, It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Penosylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Ca. rolina, South Carolina, Georgia

10 NAY-Delaware

1 On the question to agree to Mr. Wilson's motion, It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 Nays-New Jersey, Delaware

2 It was moved by Mr. Sherman, seconded by Mr. Mr. Ellsworth," that in the second branch of the na. " tional legislature each state have one vote."

On the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the negative.

Yeas—Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

5 Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

6 It was then moved by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Hamilton, to adopt the following resolution, namely,

“ Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the second “ branch of the national legislature, ought to be ac. “cording to the rule established for the first.”

On the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

Nays-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

5 It was moved and seconded to amend the eleventh resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, by adding the words " voluntary junction, or partition.”

Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

NaysConnecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

4 It was moved and seconded, to amend the resolution, by adding the words “national govern"ment" after the words

Yeas–Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

NAYS--New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

4. It was moved and seconded, to agree to the eleventh resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph; and amended to read as follows: 5. “Resolved, That a republican constitution, and its * existing laws, ought to be guarantied to each state, s by the United States."

And on the question to agree to the same,

It 'passed unanimously in the affirmative. • It was then moved and seconded, to agree to the following resolution :

“Resolved, That provision ought to be made for “the amendment of the articles of union, whensoever "it shall seem necessary."

On the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.
It was agreed to postpone the following clause ia

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