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NAY-Connecticut

1 DIVIDED—Massachusetts, New York

2 It was moved by Mr. Rutledge, seconded by Mr. Butler, to strike out the clause which respects stipends to be allowed to the second branch.

On the question to strike out,
Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, Delaware, South Carolina 3

NAYS--New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

7 Divided Massachusetts

1 It was then moved and seconded that the clause which respects the stipends to be given to the second branch, be the same as that of the first.

Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded, that the ineligibility of The second branch to office be the same as the first.

Passed in the affirmative,

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

10 NAY-Connecticut

1 It was moved and seconded, to alter the resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ That the jurisdiction of the supreme tribunal shall be to hear and determine in the dernier resort all pi“racies, felonies," &c.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the whole of the last clause generally.

It was then moved and seconded to strike out the words “all piracies and felonies on the high seas."

Passed in the affirmative.

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It was moved and seconded to strike out the words "all captures from an enemy."

Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words "other states," and to insert the words “two distinct states in the union."

Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the resolution which respects the judiciary.

Passed in the affirmative.

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 TAE 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.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 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. Gorham in the chair.

It was moved by Mr. Randolpb, seconded by Mr. Madison, to adopt the following resolution respecting the national judiciary, namely,

" That the jurisdiction of the national judiciary shall “ extend to cases which respect the collection of the “ national revenue, impeachments of any national offi"cers, and questions which involve the national peace "and harmony."

Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Pinckney, seconded by Mr. Sherman, to insert after the words “one supreme tribu"nal,”_" the judges of which to be appointed by the "second branch of the national legislature.”

Passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Gerry, seconded by Mr. Pinckney, to add the following words to the fifth resolution adopted by the committee, namely,

“ Excepting money bills, which shall originate in the « first branch of the national legislature."

Passed in the negative.
Yeas--New York, Delaware, Virginia

3 NẠYS-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Caro. lina, Georgia,

8 It was then moved and seconded, that the committee do rise, and report the proceedings to the house. The committee then rose.

IN THE HOUSE.

Mr. President resumed the chair.
Mr. Gorham reported from the committee,

That the committee, having considered and gone through the propositions offered to the house by the honourable Mr. Randolph, and to them referred, were prepared to report thereon; and had directed bim to submit the report to the consideration of the house.

The report was then delivered in at the Secretary's table, and having been once read,

It was moved by Mr. Randolph, seconded by Mr. Martin, to postpone the further consideration of the report till to-morrow.

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1787. It was moved by Mr. Patterson, seconded by Mr. Randolph, that the further consideration of the report from the committee of the whole house be postponed till to-morrow; and before the question for postponement was taken,

It was moved by Mr. Randolph, seconded by Mr. Patterson, that the house adjourn.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1787. Mr. Patterson submitted several resolutions to the consideration of the house, which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Secretary's table.

They were then read.

PROPOSITIONS

OFPERED TO THE CONVENTION BY THE HONOURABLE

MR. PATTERSON, JUNE 15, 1787.*

1. RESOLVED, That the articles of confederation ought to be so revised, corrected, and enlarged, as to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of government, and the preservation of the union.

2. Resolved, That in addition to the powers vested in the United States in Congress, by the present existing articles of confederation, they be authorized to pass acts for raising a revenue, by levying a duty or duties on all goods and merchandize of foreign growth or manufacture, imported into any part of the United States-by stamps on paper, vellum, or parchment, and by a postage on all letters and packages passing through the general post office to be applied to such fede. ral purposes as they shall deem proper and expedient; to make rules and regulations for the collection thereof; and the same from time to time to alter and amend, in such manner as they shall think proper. To pass acts for the regulation of trade and commerce, as well

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