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the thirteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, namely,

" And that the assent of the national legislature "ought not to be required thereto.”

It was then moved and seconded, to agree to the fourteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, namely,

“ Resolved, That the legislative, executive, and judis ciary powers within the several states, ought to be “bound by oath to support the articles of union." It was then moved by Mr. Martin, seconded by

to strike out the words, “ within the 66 several states."

And on the question to strike out,
It passed in the negative.

YEAS-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

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

It was then moved and seconded to agree to the fourteenth resolution as submitted by Mr. Randolph

And on the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.

YEAs---Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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

5 It was moved and seconded to agree to the fifteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph.

And on the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS—Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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Nays-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, 3 DivideDDelaware, Maryland

2 It was then 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. Gorham 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 to-morrow 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 to-morrow at 11 o'clock, A. M.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1787.

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. Gorbam in the chair.

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank in the fourth resolution, respecting the term for which the

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members of the first branch of the national legislature should be chosen with the words “three years."

On the motion to fill up with “ three years,"
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia

7 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina

4 It was moved and seconded to strike out the following words in the fourth resolution, namely, 66 To be of

years at least." And on the question to strike out, It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Ca. rolina, South Carolina, Georgia Nay-Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded, to add the words 6 and fixed," after the word " liberal," in that clause of the fourth resolution which respects the stipend of the first branch.

Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

8 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, South Carolina 3

It was then moved and seconded, to add the words " to be paid out of the publick treasury.”

Agreed to.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Geor. gia

8 Nays-Connecticut, New York, South Carolina 3

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A question being taken on the clause respecting the salary of the first branch,

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas–Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

8 Nays-Connecticut, New York, South Carolina 3

It was moved and seconded, to strike out the words, " by a particular state."

Passed in the negative.

YEAS–Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina

4 Nays—New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia

5 DIVIDED-Massachusetts, Maryland

2 A question being taken on the clause which respects the ineligibility of the members of the first branch,

It passed in the affirmative,

Yeas---Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

.. 10 Nar-Connecticut

1 It was moved and seconded to amend the fourth resolution by inserting the words, “and under the na« tional

government for the space of three years after " its expiration.”

Passed in the negative.
YEA—Maryland

1 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Ca. rolina, South Carolina, Georgia

..10 Moved and seconded to fill up the blank with one “ year."

Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

8 NAYS---New York, Georgia

2 DivideD—Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded to strike out the following words, namely, “ To be incapable of re-election for the space of

after the expiration of their term of service, " and to be subject to recal.”

On the question to strike out,
Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded, lo strike out the words 66 to be of

years at least," from the fifth resolution.

Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania 3

Nays--Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

6 DIVIDED-North Carolina, Georgia

2 Moved to fill up the blank with “ thirty." Passed in the affirmative.

YEA5-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 7

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia

4 Moved and seconded to fill up the blank after the words“ sufficient to ensure their independency," with - seven years."

Passed in the affirmative.

YEA-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mary. land, Virginia, North Carolina South Carolina, Georgia 8

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