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It was moved by Mr. Rutledge, and seconded, to postpone the consideration of the resolution proposed, in order to take up the following, namely,

" Resolved, That at the end of " the meeting of the legislature of the United States, " and at the expiration of every “ aster, the legislature of the United States be required " to apportion the representation of the several states

according to the principles of their wealth and population." On the question to postpone, It passed in the negative.

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

5 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

5 It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the resolution, namely,

“ That in order to ascertain the alterations that may happen in the population and wealth of the several

states, a census shall be taken of the free inhabi. « tants of each state".

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina

6 Nays-Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia

4 It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Passed in the negative. Yea--Pennsylvania

1 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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

" And three fifths of the inhabitants of other des scription"

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas--Connecticut, Virginia,

Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

4 Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina

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

“ On the first year after this form of government " shall have been adopted”—

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

Nays Connecticat, Maryland, Georgia. 3

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the word "fifteen"

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to add after the words “ fifteen years," the words " at least”

Which passed in the negative.

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

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

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

“ And the legislature shall alter or augment the representation accordingly”. Which passed unanimously in the affirmative,

On the question to agree to the resolution as amended,

It passed unanimously in the negative.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the last resolution agreed to by the house, respecting the representation in the first branch of the legislature of the United States, namely,

“ Provided always, That direct taxation ought to “ be proportioned according to representation".

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the first clause in the report from the first grand committee

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

“ And that the rule of contribution by direct taxa" tion, for the support of the government of the United “ States, shall be the number of white inhabitants, and * three fifths of every other description in the several “ states, until some other rule that shall more accu" rately ascertain the wealth of the several states can “ be devised and adopted by the legislature.”

The last amendment being withdrawn,

It was moved and seconded to substitute the following, namely,

66 And in order to ascertain the alteration in the

“representation which may be required, from time to “ time, by the changes in the relative circumstances 16 of the states

• Resolved, That a census be taken within two years from the first meeting of the legislature of the " United States, and once within the term of every

years afterwards, of all the inhabitants of - the United States, in the manner and according to " the ratio recommended by Congress in their reso6 lution of

and that the legislature of the “ United States shall arrange the representation ac“cordingly."

It was moved and seconded so to alter the last clause adopted by the house, that, together with the amendment proposed, the whole should read as follows, namely,

“ Provided always, That representation ought to be “ proportioned according to direct taxation. And, in li order to ascertain the alterations in the direct taxa"tion which may be required, from time to time, by " the changes in the relative circumstances of the " states

“ Resolved, That a census be taken within two years from the first meeting of the legislature of the “ United States, and once within the term of every

years afterwards, of all the inhabitants of - the United States, in the manner, and according to " the ratio, recommended by Congress in their reso“lution of April 18, 1783; and that the legislature “ of the United States shall proportion the direct “ taxation accordingly."

It was moved and seconded to strike out the word "two," and insert the word " six"_

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Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina

5 Nays-Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

4 DIVIDED-Delaware

1 It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the number

twenty." Passed in the negative. Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Nays-Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the word "ten”

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

8 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey

2 It was moved and seconded to strike out the words " in the manner and according to the ratio recommend. “ ed by Congress in their recommendation of April “ 18, 1783;" and to substitute the following, namely, “ of every description and condition"

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

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

8 The question being about to be put upon the clause as amended, the previous question was called for, and passed in the negative. YEA--New Jersey

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