Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

· It passed in the affirmative, and is as follows, namely,

“Resolved, That in the original formation of the “.legislature of the United States, the first branch " thereof shall consist of sixty-five members : of which 56 number

“ New Hampshire shall send three,
“ Massachusetts

eight,
+ Rhode Island

one, + Connecticut

five, New York

six, " New Jersey

four, " Pennsylvania

eight, " Delaware

one, “ Maryland

six, “ Virginia

ten, * North Carolina

five, :.16 South Carolina

five, « Georgia

three. “ But as the present situation of the states may

probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, the · legislature of the United States shall be authorized, “ from time to time, to apportion the number of rep“resentatives. And in case any of the states shall “ hereafter be divided, or enlarged by addition of ter“ ritory, 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 repre" sentatives, in any of the foregoing cases, upon the

principle of their number of inbabitants, according it to the provisions hereafter mentioned, namely,

• Provided always, That representation ought to be

[ocr errors]

“ proportioned according to direct taxation. And in 66 order to ascertain the alteration in the direct taxa. " tion, which may be required, from time to time, by “ the changes in the relative circumstances of the 56 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 afCó terwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, “ in the manner, and according to the ratio recom“ mended by Congress, in their resolution of April “ 18, 1783; and that the legislature of the United “ States shall proportion the direct taxation accord

- ingly.

“ Resolved, That all bills for raising or appropri6 ating money, and for fixing the salaries of the offi“ cers of the government of the United States, sball “ originate in the first branch of the legislature of the “ United States, and shall not be altered, or amended, “ by the second branch; and that no money shall be “ drawn from the publick treasury, but in pursuance " of appropriations to be originated by the first branch.

“ Resolved, That in the second branch of the legis-. " lature of the United States, each state shall have an

equal vote."

YEAS--Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina

5 Nays—Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

4 DIVIDED-Massachusetts

1 It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the sixth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

“ That the national legislature ought to possess the

legislative rights vested in Congress by the confede4 ration"

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to commit the second clause of the sixth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

* 5 Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina

5 It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Passed in the negative.

Yeas–New. Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

5 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia

5 The motion to adjourn was repeated. Passed in the affirmative.

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

2 DIVIDED-Georgia

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

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 1787.

It was moved by Mr. Sherman, and seconded, to postpone the consideration of the second clause of the sixth resolution, reported from the committee of the whole house, in order to take up the following:

“ To make laws binding on the people of the United “ States in all cases which may concern the common 66 interests of the union : but not to interfere with the

governtient of the individual states in any matters " of internal police, which respect the government of “ such states only, and wherein the general welfare of 66 the United States is not concerned".

Which passed in the negative.
YEASimConnecticut, Maryland

2 Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

8 It was moved by Mr. Bedford, and seconded, to alter the second clause of the sixth resolution, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ And moreover to legislate in all cases for the gene"ral interests of the union; and also in those to which " the states are separately incompetent, or in which " the harmony of the United States may be interrupted

by the exercise of individual legislation"Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina

6 Nays-Connecticut, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

4 It was moved and seconded, to agree to the second clause of the sixth resolution, as thus amended.

Passed in the affirmative.

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

8 NAYS--South Carolina, Georgia

2 On the question to agree to the following clause of

66

the sixth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

“ To negative all laws passed by the several states “contravening, in the opinion of the national legisla

ture, the articles of union, or any treaties subsisting “ under the authority of the union”.

It passed in the negative.
Yeas-Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina - 3

Nays Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia 7

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

“Resolved, That the legislative acts of the United “ States, made by virtue and in pursuance of the ar“ ticles of union, and all treaties made and ratified “ under the authority of the United States, shall be " the supreme law of the respective states, as far as " those acts, or treaties, shall relate to the said states, " or their citizens and inhabitants :--and that the ju· diciaries of the several states shall be bound thereby “ in their decisions-any thing in the respective laws s of the individual states to the contrary, notwith

standing”-
Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the first clause of the ninth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

“ That a national executive be instituted to consist • of a single person"

It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike the words * national legislature," out of the second clause of the ninth resolution reported from the committee of the

« AnteriorContinuar »