U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.

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Session 2959: 1787-07-02 11:00:00

Resolutions 7 and 8 sent to a committee. Connecticut Compromise rejected. Convention adjourned for Independence Day.

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Proposals for the Consideration of the First Committee on Representation

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Proposals for the consideration of the Committee to whom is referred the Eighth Resolution, reported from the Committee of the Whole House, and so much of the Seventh Resolution as has not been decided upon.

7. [Resolved that the right of suffrage in the first branch of the national Legislature ought not to be according to the rule established in the articles of confederation, but according to some equitable ratio of representation.] — namely in proportion to the whole number of white and other free citizens and inhabitants of every age, sex, and condition including those bound to servitude for a term of years, and three fifths of all other persons not comprehended in the foregoing description, except Indians, not paying taxes in each State.

8. Resolved. that the right of suffrage in the second branch of the national Legislature ought to be according to the rule established for the first.

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