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Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

8 DivideD-Delaware

1 On the question to agree to the clause as amended, pamely,

“ Provided always, That representation ought to be

proportioned according to direct taxation. And in “ order to ascertain the alteration in the direct taxa. tion which may be required, from time to time, by 6 the changes in the relative circumstances of the

states

“Resolved, That a census be taken within six years “ from the first meeting of the legislature of the United “ States, and once within the term of every ten years " afterwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, " in the manner and according to the ratio recommend“ed by Congress in their resolution of April 18, 1783 ; " and that the legislature of the United States shall ** proportion the direct tax accordingly.”

It passed in the affirmative.

YeasConnecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

6 Nays-New Jersey, Delaware,

2 DIVIDED-Massachusetts, South Carolina 2

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

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of that clause in the report of the grand committee, which respects the originating of money

bills in the first branch, in order to take up the following, namely,

" That in the second branch of the legislature of the “ United States, each state shall have an equal vote."

It was moved and seconded to add the following amendment to the last clause agreed to by the house, namely,

:“ That from the first meeting of the legislature of " the United States, until a census shall be taken, all “moneys to be raised for supplying the publick trea“ sury by direct taxation shall be assessed on the in“ habitants of the several states according to the “ number of their representatives, respectively, in the

first branch."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consi. deration of the amendment

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

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

6 On the question to agree to the amendment, It passed in the negative.

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

5 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment, namely,

6. That from the first meeting of the legislalure of " the United States until a census shall be taken, all “ moneys for supplying the publick treasury, by direct - taxation, shall be raised from the several states ac

cording to the number of their representatives, respectively, in the first branch"

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

5 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

4 Divided-Pennsylvania

1 It was moved and seconded to re-consider the second clause of the report from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant

Which was unanimously agreed to.

It was moved and seconded to alter the second clause reported from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant, so as to read as follows, namely,

" But as the present situation of the states may

probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, " that the legislature of the United States be authoriz"ed, from time to time, to apportion the number of

representatives. And in case any of the states shall “ hereafter be divided, or any two or more states

united, or any new states created within the limits “ of the United States, the legislature of the United “ States shall possess authority to regulate the number “ of representatives in any of the foregoing cases,

upon the principle of their number of inhabitants, " according to the provisions hereafter mentioned."

On the question lo agree to the clause as amended, It passed in the affirmative.

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

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Divided—Delaware

1 It was moved and seconded to add, after the word

divided,” the following words, namely," or enlarged " by addition of territory”

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.
It was moved and seconded to adjourn.
Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas--Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia

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

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1787. It was moved and seconded to agree to the following proposition, namely,

" That to secure the liberties of the states already “ confederated, the number of representatives, in the “ first branch, from the states which shall hereafter “ be established, shall never exceed the representa" tives from such of the thirteen United States as shall " accede to this confederation."

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

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland

4 Nays—New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

5 Divided-Pennsylvania

1 It was moved and seconded to reconsider the two propositions reported from the grand committee, and

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agreed by the house to stand part of the report entered on the journal of the 6th instant.

It was moved by Mr. Pinckney, and seconded, to postpone the second clause of the report from the grand committee, entered on the journals of the 6th instant, in order to take up the following, namely,

“ That the second branch of the legislature shall - have thirty-six members : of which number

" New Hampshire shall bave two,
- Massachusetts

four,
66 Rhode Island

one, 66 Connecticut

three. “ New York

three,
- New Jersey

two,
" Pennsylvania
66 Delaware

one,
“ Maryland

three, " Virginia

five, 66 North Carolina

three, "South Carolina

three,
“ Georgia

two."
On the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.

YEAS--Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

NAys-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia

6 And then the house adjourned till Monday.

four,

MONDAY, JULY 16, 1787. The question being taken on the wbole of the report from the grand committee, as amended,

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