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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 10 o'clock, A. M.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1787. The honourable William Samuel Johnson, Esq. a deputy of the state of Connecticut, and the honourable Daniel of St. Thomas Jeniser, a deputy of the state of Maryland, and the honourable John Lansing, jun, a deputy from the state of New York, attended and took their seats.

The following credentials were produced and read. [See pp. 20, 22, 34.]

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 postpone the further consideration of the resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, which respects the executive, in order to take up the consideration of the resolution respecting the second branch of the legislature.

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.
YEAs New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland 3

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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It was then moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of these words, namely,

“ To be chosen by the national legislature," in or der to take up the following resolution submitted by Mr. Wilson, namely,

“Resolved, That the executive magistracy shall be "selected in manner following: 66 That the states be divided into

districts; " and that the persons qualified to vote in each district

members for their respective districts to “ be electors of the executive magistracy.

“ That the electors of the executive magistracy meet; " and they or any of them shall elect by ballot, but not 66 out of their own body, person

in whom "the executive authority of the national government e shall be vested."

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.
Yeas—Pennsylvania, Maryland

2 Nays-Massachuseits, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7 Divided-New York

1 It was then moved and seconded to agree to the words in the resolution, submitted by Mr. Randolph, so as to read, “ to be chosen by the national legislature for the term of seven years." And on the question to agree to these words, It passed in the affirniative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, De. laware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia Nays-Pennsylvania, Maryland

2 It was then moved and seconded, to postpone the

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consideration of that part of the resolution, as submitted by Mr. Randolph, which respects the stipend of the executive, in order to introduce the following motion made by Dr. Franklin, namely,

“Whose necessary expenses shall be defrayed, but " who shall receive no salary, stipend, fee, or reward whatsoever, for their services." And on the question to postpone, It passed in the affirmative.

It was then moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the said motion offered by Dr. Frank. lin.

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

It was then moved by Mr. Dickinson, seconded by Mr. Bedford, to amend the resolution before the committee, by adding, after the words “to be chosen by • the national legislature for the term of seven years," the following words :

To be removable by the national legislatore upon request by a majority of the legislatures of the in"dividual states."

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words a opon request by a majority of the legislatures of the - individual states."

On the question to strike out,
It passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, South Carolina, Georgia 3

Nays-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina 7

The question being taken to agree to the amendment offered by Mr. Dickinson,

It passed in the negative.

YEA-Delaware

1 NAYSMassachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

! 9 The question being then taken on the words contained in the resolution 'submitted by Mr. Randolph, namely,

“To be ineligible a second time,” It passed in the affirmative. .

YEAS Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia NAY-Connecticut

1 DIVIDED-Pennsylvania

1 It was then moved by Mr. Williamson, seconded by Mr. Davie, to add the following words to the last clause of the resolution respecting the executive, namely,

“And to be removable on impeachment and convic“ tion of mal practice, or neglect of duty."

On the motion to add the words,
It passed in the affirmative.

It was then moved by Mr. Rutledge, seconded by Mr. C Pinckney, to fill up the blank after the words mexecutive to consist of” with the words “one per

son."

It was then moved and seconded, to postpone the consideration of the last motion.

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

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

6 Nays-Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginja

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 on Monday again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to eoosider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 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 and seconded to proceed to the farther consideration of the propositions submitted to the committed by Mr. Randolpb--when,

On motion of Mr. C. Pinckney, seconded by Mr. Wilson, to fill up the blank after the words that a na:

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