U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

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

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Session 3733: 1787-09-05 10:00:00

Third Report of Committee on Postponed Matters delivered and agreed. Second Report resumed. Money Bills and Presidential elections debated.

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Third Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters (Amended)

There are 0 proposed amendments related to this document on which decisions have not been taken.

[Third Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters as Amended by the Convention]

To add to the clause “To declare war” the words “and grant letters of marque and reprisal”

To add to the clause “To raise and support armies” the words “but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years”

Instead of the twelfth section of the 6th article say

“All Bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives: but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law.”

Immediately before the last clause of the first section of the seventh article

“To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may by cession of particular States and the acceptance of the Legislature become the seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all Places purchased, by the consent of the Legislature of the State, for the erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dock Yards and other needful buildings.”

“To promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”

Decisions yet to be taken

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