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“ 2. But as the present situation of the states may probably alter as well in point of wealth, as in the “ number of their inhabitants-that the legislature “ be authorized from time to time to augment the num"ber of representatives. And in case any of the 66 states shall hereafter be divided, or any two or more “ states United, or any new state created within the u limits of the United States, the legislature shall pos“sess authority to regulate the number of représen"* tatives in any of the foregoing cases upon the prin

ciples of their wealth and number of inhabitants.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the first paragraph of the report, in order to take up the second

Which passed in the affirmative.'

On the question to agree to the second paragraph of the report,

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 Nays—New York, New Jersey

2 It was moved and seconded to refer the first paragraph of the report to a committee of one member from each state

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

9 NAYS--New York, South Carolina

And a committee was appointed, by ballot, of the honourable Mr. King, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Yates, Mr. Brearly, Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Read, Mr. Carroll, Mr.

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Madison, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. Houstoun.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1787.

The honourable Mr. King, from the grand committee to whom was referred the first paragraph of the report of a committee consisting of Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Gorham, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. King, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report. He then read the report in his place; and the same being delivered in, at the secretary's table, was again read, and is as follows, namely,

That in the original formation of the legislature 6 of the United States, the first branch thereof shall “ consist of sixty-five members, of which number

“ New Hampshire shall send three,
66 Massachusetts

one, five,

eight, " Rhode Island " Connecticut - New York

six, 66 New Jersey

four, * Pennsylvania

eight, + Delaware

one, “ Maryland

six, · Virginia

ten, " North Carolina

five, " South Carolina

five, - Georgia

three,

It was moved and seconded to amend the report by striking out the word “ three,” in the apportionment of representation to New Hampshire, and inserting the word "two"

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas-South Carolina, Georgia

2 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

9 It was moved and seconded to amend the report by striking out the word “five,” in the apportionment of representation to North Carolina, and inserting the word "six"

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas-North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 3

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia 8

It was moved and seconded to amend the report by striking out the word “five,” in the apportionment of representation to South Carolina, and inserting the word " six"

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

4 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia 7

It was moved and seconded to amend the report by striking out the word “three,” in the apportionment of representation to Georgia, and inserting the word 6 four”_

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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· Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland 7

It was moved and seconded to double the number of representatives, in the first branch of the legislature of the United States, apportioned by the report of the grand committee to each state. Which passed in the negative. , Yeas-Delaware, Virginia

2 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 On the question to agree to the report of the grand committee,

It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

9 Nays--South Carolina, Georgia

2 It was moved and seconded to add the following amendments after the second paragraph of the report from the committee consisting of Mr. Morris, Mr. Gorham, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. King :

" That, in order to ascertain alterations in the popu“ lation and wealth of the states, the legislature of the “ United States be required to cause a proper census 6 and estimate to be taken once in every term of

years."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the last motion, in order to take up the following, namely,

" That the coinmittee of eleven, to whom was referred the report of the committee of five on the " subject of representation, be requested to furaish " the convention with principles on which they ground"ed the report”

Which passed in the negative.
VEA--South Carolina

1 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Vir ginia, North Carolina, Georgia

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1787. The amendment offered to the second paragraph of the report from the committee, consisting of Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Gorham, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. King, being withdrawn

It was moved by Mr. Williamson, and seconded, to substitute the following resolution, namely,

“ Resolved, That in order to ascertain the altera* tions that may happen in the population and wealth 66 of the several states, a census shall be taken of the * free inhabitants of each state, and three fifths of the " inhabitants of other description, on the first year "after this form of government shall have been adopt** ed. And afterwards on every term of years ; " and the legislature shall alter or augment the rep“resentation accordingly."

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words 66 three fifths of"

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas-Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia '3

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina 7

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