U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

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

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Session 3685: 1787-08-29 10:00:00

Appointed Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy. Report of Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation debated. Fugitive slave clause agreed. Article XVII on admission of new states agreed.

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Propositions for the Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy

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[Propositions for the Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy]


Full faith shall be given in each State to the acts of the Legislatures, and to the records and judicial proceedings of the courts and magistrates of every other State.

To establish uniform laws upon the subject of bankruptcies and respecting the damages arising on the protest of foreign bills of exchange.

Whensoever the act of any State, whether legislative executive or judiciary shall be attested and exemplified under the seal thereof, such attestation and exemplification shall be deemed in other State as full proof of the existence of that act — and it’s operation shall be binding in every other State, in all cases to which it may relate, and which are within the cognizance and jurisdiction of the State, wherein the said act was done.

Full faith ought to be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State; and the Legislature shall by general laws determine the Proof and effect of such acts, records, and proceedings.

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