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1787-05-17 13:00:00 in the The Convention: Washington writes in his diary entry for this day, 'Mr. Rutledge from Charleston and mr. Chs. Pinkney [sic] from Congress having arrived gave a representation to So: Carolina...'
Also tagged as: Congress, Day
1787-05-17 13:00:00 in the The Convention: Washington writes in his diary entry for this day, 'Mr. Rutledge from Charleston and mr. Chs. Pinkney [sic] from Congress having arrived gave a representation to So: Carolina...'
Also tagged as: Day, Congress
1787-05-19 13:00:00 in the The Convention: Few, William, of Georgia. Attended as early as May 19. Present in Congress in New York July 4—August 3. Probably returned to Convention after August 6. Editors' note: Farrand likely bases the record on Few's arrival on an article published on 19 May in the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser. This is the first recorded instance of Few's attendance, though since the article was published on 19 May, and the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser was a weekly periodical, it is possible
Also tagged as: Present, Journal, Congress, New, Members
1787-05-21 13:00:00 in the The Convention: Farrand notes King attending 'as early as May 21' (Farrand, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. III, Appendix B). Farrand's account is corroborated by a letter from Gorham to Caleb Davis, which reads, 'And no Gentleman having come forward but Mr. King and myself he is gone to Philadelphia and I continued here in order if possible to keep a Congress.' Despite King's presence at the Convention, Massachusetts remained unrepresented as its credentials required that three delegates be
Also tagged as: Present, Day, Congress, Constitute
1787-05-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as Proposed
Also tagged as: Virginia Plan, Suffrage, Common Defense, General Welfare, Slavery, National Legislature, Second Branch of National Legislature, First Branch of National Legislature, Term Limits, State Sovereignty, Bicameral Legislature, Compensation, Veto, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Supreme Judiciary, Supreme Court, Lower Courts, Tribunal, Term of Office, Lifetime Appointment, Crime, Impeachment, State Legislature, State Legislatures, State Jurisdiction, New States, Amendment, Oath of Office
1787-05-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Virginia Plan
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1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. C. Pinkney wishes to know whether the establishment of this Resolution is intended as a ground for a consolidation of the several States into one. Mr. Randol has nothing further in contemplation than what the propositions he has submitted yesterday has expressed... Mr. Whythe presumes from the silence of the house that they gentn. are prepared to pass on the resolution and proposes its being put. Mr. Butler — does not think the house prepared, that he is not. Wishes Mr. Randolph to shew t
Also tagged as: States, Different, Think, Government, Take, House, New, First
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The third underwent a discussion, less however on its general merits than on the force and extent of the particular terms national & supreme. Mr. Charles Pinkney wished to know of Mr. Randolph whether he meant to abolish the State Governts. altogether. Mr. R. replied that he meant by these general propositions merely to introduce the particular ones which explained the outlines of the system he had in view. Mr. Butler said he had not made up his mind on the subject, and was open to the lig
Also tagged as: Consolidated government, Divided sovereignty, National Government, Coercive power, The States, Individuals, Federal, Congress
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Randolph explains the intention of the 3d Resolution. Repeats the substance of his yesterdays observations. It is only meant to give the national government a power to defend and protect itself. To take therefore from the respective legislatures or States, no more soverignty than is competent to this end. Mr. Dickinson. Under obligations to the gentlemen who brought forward the systems laid before the house yesterday. Yet differs from the mode of proceeding to which the resolutions or propo
Also tagged as: Powers, States, Legislatures, Congress, House, Give, Government, Respective, Propose, Executive, Take, Laid, Power
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Governeur Morris. Not yet ripe for a decision, because men seem to have affixed different explanations to the terms before the house. 1. We are not now under a fœderal government. 2. There is no such thing. A fœderal government is that which has a right to compel every part to do its duty. The fœderal gov. has no such compelling capacities, whether considered in their legislative, judicial or Executive qualities. The States in their appointments Congress in their recommendations point directly
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Reed moved that the whole clause relating to the point of Representation be postponed; reminding the Come. that the deputies from Delaware were restrained by their commission from assenting to any change of the rule of suffrage, and in case such a change should be fixed on, it might become their duty to retire from the Convention. Mr. Govr. Morris observed that the valuable assistance of those members could not be lost without real concern, and that so early a proof of discord in the conv
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Reed moved that the whole clause relating to the point of Representation be postponed; reminding the Come. that the deputies from Delaware were restrained by their commission from assenting to any change of the rule of suffrage, and in case such a change should be fixed on, it might become their duty to retire from the Convention. Mr. Govr. Morris observed that the valuable assistance of those members could not be lost without real concern, and that so early a proof of discord in the conven
Also tagged as: States, Case, State, House, Different, question, Members, Acts, Become, Vote, Union, Take, Whole, Require, Representatives, Legislatures, Several, Congress, Place, Act, Duty, Particular
1787-05-31 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Sixth Resolution: Second Clause (Legislative Rights in Congress)
1787-05-31 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Sixth Resolution - Second Clause (Assume Powers of Confederation Congress)
Also tagged as: Powers, Second, question
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Seventh Resolution (Executive Branch): Randolph Original
Also tagged as: National Legislature, Executive Branch, Mode of Election, Compensation, Eligibility for Office, Second Term, Executive Power, Confederation
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Pinkney was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of the existing Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, to wit an elective one.
Also tagged as: Monarchy, Executive Power, Power of War
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Seventh Resolution - First Clause (Establishment)
Also tagged as: Executive, Time, Stated, Times, Vested, Legislature, Laws, Term, Compensation, Second, Made, Authority, Services, Congress, Chosen, Receive
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Pinkney [sic] was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of 〈the existing〉 Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, towit an elective one.
Also tagged as: War, Powers, Executive, Congress, Peace
1787-06-05 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Twelfth Resolution: Randolph's Original
Also tagged as: Congress
1787-06-05 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Twelfth Resolution (Transitionary Government)
Also tagged as: Made, Given, Day, Congress, question, Union
1787-06-05 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: On the question to agree to the 12th resolution submitted by Mr Randolph — namely “resolved that provision ought to be made for the continuance of a Congress and their authorities and privileges, until a given day, after the reform of the articles of union shall be adopted, and for the completion of all their engagements” it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 8; noes — 2.]
Also tagged as: Congress, Union, Given, question, Day, Made
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Sixth Resolution: Power to Negative All Improper Laws
Also tagged as: Veto, Treaties, Negative, National Government, State Legislatures, National Legislature, Checks on Power, Separation of Powers, Federalism
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Pinckney's Amendment for Wider Power to Negative All State Laws
Also tagged as: States, Laws, Legislature, Authority, State, Treaties, Power, Union, Case, Necessary, Several, Act, Place, Provide, Acts, Foreign, Congress
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Williamson was agst. giving a power that might restrain the States from regulating their internal police. Mr. Gerry cd. not see the extent of such a power, and was agst. every power that was not necessary. He thought a remonstrance agst. unreasonable acts of the States wd. reclaim them. If it shd. not force might be resorted to. He had no objection to authorize a negative to paper money and similar measures. When the confederation was depending before Congress, Massachusetts was then for
Also tagged as: Federalism, State Sovereignty, Checks on Power, National Legislature, National Supremacy, Veto, Negative, Suffrage, Representation, Proportional Representation
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. 〈Madison〉 seconded the motion. He could not but regard an indefinite power to negative legislative acts of the States as absolutely necessary to a perfect system. Experience had evinced a constant tendency in the States to encroach on the federal authority; to violate national Treaties, to infringe the rights & interests of each other; to oppress the weaker party within their respective jurisdictions. A negative was the mildest expedient that could be devised for preventing these mischiefs.
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1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: The question being abt. to be put Docr. Franklin sd. he had thrown his ideas of the matter on a paper wch. Mr. Wilson read to the Committee in the words following — Mr Chairman It has given me a great pleasure to observe that till this point, the proportion of representation, came before us, our debates were carried on with great coolness & temper. If any thing of a contrary kind, has on this occasion appeared. I hope it will not be repeated; for we are sent here to consult not to contend, wit
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The question being abt. to be put Docr. Franklin sd. he had thrown his ideas of the matter on a paper wch. Mr. Wilson read to the Committee in the words following — Mr Chairman It has given me a great pleasure to observe that till this point, the proportion of representation, came before us, our debates were carried on with great coolness & temper. If any thing of a contrary kind, has on this occasion appeared. I hope it will not be repeated; for we are sent here to consult not to contend,
Also tagged as: Representation, Interests, Proportional Representation
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Second Resolution: Wilson/Pinckney Introduce "Three Fifths"
Also tagged as: Proportional Representation, Slavery, Three-Fifths Compromise
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Wilson's Amendment for Three Fifths of Slaves to be Counted in Representation
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: He [Wilson] supposed that the impost will not be the only revenue — the post office he supposes would be another substantial source of revenue. He observed further, that this mode had already received the approbation of eleven states in their acquiescence to the quota made by congress. He admitted that this resolve would require further restrictions, for where numbers determined the representation a census at different periods of 5, 7 or 10 years, ought to be taken. Mr. Gerry. The idea of prope
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Virginia Plan [Resolutions] - Fourth Resolution: Madison/Mason on Compensation
Also tagged as: Compensation, National Legislature, Legislative Branch
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Madison's Amendment for Fixed Compensation in the First Branch
1787-06-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: New Jersey Plan
Also tagged as: Made, Congress, States, Majority, Duty, Powers, Executive, United, Bound, Government, Place, State, Union, Give, House, New, Impeachment, Several
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Lansing called for the reading of the 1st. resolution of each plan, which he considered as involving principles directly in contrast; that of Mr. Patterson says he sustains the sovereignty of the respective States, that of Mr. Randolph distroys it: the latter requires a negative on all the laws of the particular States; the former, only certain general powers for the general good. The plan of Mr. R. in short absorbs all power except what may be exercised in the little local matters of the St
Also tagged as: State Sovereignty, Constitutional Convention, National Government, Negative, Representation
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Lansing called for the reading of the 1st. resolution of each plan, which he considered as involving principles directly in contrast; that of Mr. Patterson says he sustains the sovereignty of the respective States, that of Mr. Randolph distroys it: the latter requires a negative on all the laws of the particular States; the former, only certain general powers for the general good. The plan of Mr. R. in short absorbs all power except what may be exercised in the little local matters of the St
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1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Randolph. was not scrupulous on the point of power. When the salvation of the Republic was at stake, it would be treason to our trust, not to propose what we found necessary. He painted in strong colours, the imbecility of the existing confederacy, & the danger of delaying a substantial reform. In answer to the objection drawn from the sense of our Constituents as denoted by their acts relating to the Convention and the objects of their deliberation, he observed that as each State acted sepa
Also tagged as: Coercive power
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Randolph. was not scrupulous on the point of power. When the salvation of the Republic was at stake, it would be treason to our trust, not to propose what we found necessary. He painted in strong colours, the imbecility of the existing confederacy, & the danger of delaying a substantial reform. In answer to the objection drawn from the sense of our Constituents as denoted by their acts relating to the Convention and the objects of their deliberation, he observed that as each State acted sepa
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1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Hamilton, had been hitherto silent on the business before the Convention, partly from respect to others whose superior abilities age & experience rendered him unwilling to bring forward ideas dissimilar to theirs, and partly from his delicate situation with respect to his own State, to whose sentiments as expressed by his Colleagues, he could by no means accede. The crisis however which now marked our affairs, was too serious to permit any scruples whatever to prevail over the duty imposed o
Also tagged as: Articles of Confederation, Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, Democracy, Corruption, Tyranny, National Executive, National Legislature, National Judiciary, Federalism, Monarchy, Term Limits, Negative, Veto, Executive Pardon, Mode of Appointment, Lifetime Appointment, Good Behavior, The States, Tribunal, Lower Courts, Compensation
1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Hamilton, had been hitherto silent on the business before the Convention, partly from respect to others whose superior abilities age & experience rendered him unwilling to bring forward ideas dissimilar to theirs, and partly from his delicate situation with respect to his own State, to whose sentiments as expressed by his Colleagues, he could by no means accede. The crisis however which now marked our affairs, was too serious to permit any scruples whatever to prevail over the duty imposed o
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1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Hamilton. — To deliver my sentiments on so important a subject, when the first characters in the union have gone before me, inspires me with the greatest diffidence, especially when my own ideas are so materially dissimilar to the plans now before the committee — My situation is disagreeable, but it would be criminal not to come forward on a question of such magnitude. I have well considered the subject, and am convinced that no amendment of the confederation can answer the purpose of a good
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. M〈adison〉. Much stress had been laid by some gentlemen on the want of power in the Convention to propose any other than a federal plan. To what had been answered by others, he would only add, that neither of the characteristics attached to a federal plan would support this objection. One characteristic, was that in a federal Government, the power was exercised not on the people individually; but on the people collectively, on the States. Yet in some instances as in piracies, captures &c. the
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Madison. Much stress had been laid by some gentlemen on the want of power in the Convention to propose any other than a federal plan. To what had been answered by others, he would only add, that neither of the characteristics attached to a federal plan would support this objection. One characteristic, was that in a federal Government, the power was exercised not on the people individually; but on the people collectively, on the States. Yet in some instances as in piracies, captures &c. the e
Also tagged as: Federal, New Jersey Plan
1787-06-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee
Also tagged as: National Government, Virginia Plan, Three-Fifths Compromise, Bicameral Legislature, Supreme Executive, Supreme Legislative, Supreme Judiciary, New Jersey Plan, Republican, Guarantee, Indians, Amendment, State Legislatures, The People, Single Executive, National Executive, National Treasury, National Legislature, National Judiciary, Committee of the Whole, Admission of States, Compensation, First Branch of National Legislature, Second Branch of National Legislature, Suffrage, Union, United States, Harmony, Congress, Term of Office, Impeachment, Separation of Powers, Inferior Tribunals, Revenue
1787-06-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson observed that by a Natl. Govt. he did not mean one that would swallow up the State Govts. as seemed to be wished by some gentlemen. He was tenacious of the idea of preserving the latter. He thought, contrary to the opinion of (Col. Hamilton) that they might not only subsist but subsist on friendly terms with the former. They were absolutely necessary for certain purposes which the former could not reach. All large Governments must be subdivided into lesser jurisdictions. as Examples
Also tagged as: National Government, State Legislatures, Jurisdiction, State Sovereignty, Independence, Union, Rome, Ancient World, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Small State, Large State, Consolidated government, Delaware, State of Nature, Confederation, Congress, Suffrage
1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee [Resolutions] - Second Resolution: Lansing's Replacement
Also tagged as: Legislative Power
1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Lansing... He had already assigned two reasons agst. such an innovation as was proposed. 1. the want of competent powers in the Convention — 2. the state of the public mind. It had been observed by Mr. Madison in discussing the first point, that in two States the Delegates to Congs. were chosen by the people. Notwithstanding the first appearance of this remark, it had in fact no weight, as the Delegates however chosen, did not represent the people merely as so many individuals; but as formin
Also tagged as: Bicameral Legislature, Coercive power, Confederation, Corruption, Legislative Power, Mode of Election, National Government, National Judiciary, National Legislature, Quotas of Contribution, Representation, Republican, State Legislatures, State Sovereignty, Taxation
1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Lansing's Amendment to Retain Single Chamber Confederation Congress
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1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Lansing, observed that the true queston here was, whether the Convention would adhere to or depart from the foundation of the present Confederacy; and moved instead of 〈the 2d〉 Resolution “that the powers of Legislation be vested 〈in the U. States〉 in Congress”. . He had already assigned two reasons agst. such an innovation as was proposed. 1. the want of competent powers 〈in the Convention〉 — 2. the 〈state〉of the public mind. It had been observed by (Mr. M〈adison〉) in discussing the first p
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1787-06-22 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum moved to strike out the last member of 3 Resol: concerning ineligibility of members of 1st branch to offices, during the term of their membership & for one year after. He considered it as unnecessary & injurious. It was true abuses had been displayed in G. B. but no one cd. say how far they might have contributed to preserve the due influence of the Gov’t nor what might have ensued in case the contrary theory had been tried. Mr. Butler opposed it. this precaution agst. intrigue was
Also tagged as: Corruption
1787-06-22 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum moved to strike out the last member of 3 Resol: concerning ineligibility of members of 1st branch to offices, during the term of their membership & for one year after. He considered it as unnecessary & injurious. It was true abuses had been displayed in G. B. but no one cd. say how far they might have contributed to preserve the due influence of the Gov’t nor what might have ensued in case the contrary theory had been tried. Mr. Butler opposed it. this precaution agst. intrigue was
Also tagged as: Offices, War, Members, Public, Appointments, Time, Member, Necessary, Give, Consequence, Appointment, Made, Foreign, Case, Term, Congress, Take, Particular, Executive, Constitution
1787-06-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Rutlidge, was for preserving the Legislature as pure as possible, by shutting the door against appointments of its own members to offices, which was one source of its corruption. Mr. Mason. The motion of my colleague is but a partial remedy for the evil. He appealed to him as a witness of the shameful partiality of the Legislature of Virginia to its own members. He enlarged on the abuses & corruption in the British Parliament, connected with the appointment of its members. He cd. not supp
Also tagged as: Eligibility for Office, Corruption, Interests, Abuse, Legislative Appointment, Merit, Virtue
1787-06-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Mason. We must retain this clause, otherwise evasions may be made. The legislature may admit of resignations and thus make members eligible — places may be promised at the close of their duration, and that a dependency may be made. Mr. Gerry. And this actually has been the case in congress — a member resigned to obtain an appointment, and had it failed he would have resumed it. Mr. Hamilton. The clause may be evaded many ways. Offices may be held by proxy — they may be procured by frie
1787-06-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Mason. We must retain this clause, otherwise evasions may be made. The legislature may admit of resignations and thus make members eligible — places may be promised at the close of their duration, and that a dependency may be made. Mr. Gerry. And this actually has been the case in congress — a member resigned to obtain an appointment, and had it failed he would have resumed it. Mr. Hamilton. The clause may be evaded many ways. Offices may be held by proxy — they may be procured by frie
Also tagged as: Made, Places, Congress, Case, Member, Legislature, Members, Appointment, Make, Cases, Offices
1787-06-26 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison, considered this a departure from a fundamental principle, and subverting the end intended by allowing the Senate a duration of 6 years. They would if this motion should be agreed to, hold their places during pleasure; during the pleasure of the State Legislatures. One great end of the institution was, that being a firm, wise and impartial body, it might not only give stability to the Genl. Govt. in its operations on individuals, but hold an even balance among different States. The m
Also tagged as: Compensation, Congress, Divided sovereignty, Equal Representation, Length of Term, National Treasury, State Treasury
1787-06-26 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. 〈Madison〉, considered this a departure from a fundamental principle, and subverting the end intended by allowing the Senate a duration of 6 years. They would if this motion should be agreed to, hold their places during pleasure; during the pleasure of the State Legislatures. One great end of the institution was, that being a firm, wise and impartial body, it might 〈not〉 only give stability to the Genl. Govt. in its operations on individuals, but hold an even balance among different States. T
Also tagged as: States, Senate, State, Places, Legislatures, Powers, Treasury, Give, Congress, Years, Make, Different
1787-06-26 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison. Congress heretofore depended on state interests — we are now going to pursue the same plan. Mr. Wilson. Congress has been ill managed, because particular states controlled the union. In this convention, if a proposal is made promising independency to the general government, before we have done with it, it is so modified and changed as to amount to nothing. In the present case, the states may say, although I appoint you for six years, yet if you are against the state, your table
Also tagged as: National Government, State power
1787-06-26 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison. Congress heretofore depended on state interests — we are now going to pursue the same plan. Mr. Wilson. Congress has been ill managed, because particular states controlled the union. In this convention, if a proposal is made promising independency to the general government, before we have done with it, it is so modified and changed as to amount to nothing. In the present case, the states may say, although I appoint you for six years, yet if you are against the state, your table wil
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1787-06-28 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Lansing's Amendment to Retain Suffrage in the Second Branch as in the Confederation Congress
Also tagged as: United, Second, States, Legislature, According
1787-06-28 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman. In society, the poor are equal to the rich in voting, although one pays more than the other. This arises from an equal distribution of liberty amongst all ranks; and it is, on the same grounds, secured to the states in the confederation — for this would not even trust the important powers to a majority of the states. Congress has too many checks, and their powers are too limited. A gentleman from New-York thinks a limited monarchy the best government, and no state distinctions. The
Also tagged as: Make, States, Majority, Powers, United, Whole, Power, Government, State, Trust, Vote, Equal
1787-06-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Doctr. Johnson. The controversy must be endless whilst Gentlemen differ in the grounds of their arguments; Those on one side considering the States as districts of people composing one political Society; those on the other considering them as so many political societies. The fact is that the States do exist as political Societies, and a Govt. is to be formed for them in their political capacity, as well as for the individuals composing them. Does it not seem to follow, that if the States as such
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1787-06-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Judge Elsworth. I now move the following amendment to the resolve — that in the second branch each state have an equal vote. I confess that the effect of this motion is, to make the general government partly federal and partly national. This will secure tranquility, and still make it efficient; and it will meet the objections of the larger states. In taxes they will have a proportional weight in the first branch of the general legislature — If the great states refuse this plan, we will be for e
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1787-06-29 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Dr. Johnson. As the debates have hitherto been managed, they may be spun out to an endless length; and as gentlemen argue on different grounds, they are equally conclusive on the points they advance, but afford no demonstration either way. States are political societies. For whom are we to form a government? for the people of America, or for those societies? Undoubtedly for the latter. They must, therefore, have a voice in the second branch of the general government, if you mean to preserve thei
Also tagged as: Confederation, Divided sovereignty, National Government, Parliament, Proportional Representation, State Government, State Sovereignty
1787-06-29 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Judge Elsworth. I now move the following amendment to the resolve — that in the second branch each state have an equal vote. I confess that the effect of this motion is, to make the general government partly federal and partly national. This will secure tranquility, and still make it efficient; and it will meet the objections of the larger states. In taxes they will have a proportional weight in the first branch of the general legislature — If the great states refuse this plan, we will be for ev
Also tagged as: Divided sovereignty, Equal Representation, Executive, Large State, Mode of Representation, National Legislature, Quotas of Contribution, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Small State
1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The discussion of yesterday resumed. Mr. Wilson. The question now before us is of so much consequence, that I cannot give it a silent vote — Gentlemen have said, that if this amendment is not agreed to, a separation to the north of Pennsylvania may be the consequence. — This neither staggers me in my sentiments or my duty. If a minority should refuse their assent to the new plan of a general government, and if they will have their own will, and without it, separate the union, let it be done;
Also tagged as: The Revolutionary War, Aristocracy, Articles of Confederation, Federalism, First Branch of National Legislature, Interests, Large State, Legislative Branch, Monarchy, Representation, Second Branch of National Legislature, Slavery, Small State, Suffrage, The People, The States, Virginia Plan
1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Martin. Mr. Wilson’s motion or plan would amount to nearly the same kind of inequality. Mr. King. The Connecticut motion contains all the vices of the old confederation. It supposes an imaginary evil — the slavery of state governments. And should this convention adopt the motion, our business here is at an end. Capt. Dayton. Declamation has been substituted for argument. Have gentlemen shewn, or must we believe it, because it is said, that one of the evils of the old confederation was uneq
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1787-07-02 11:00:00 in the The Convention: General Pinkney proposed that a Committee consisting of a member from each State should be appointed to devise & report some compromise. Mr: L. Martin had no objection to a Commitment, but no modifications whatever could reconcile the Smaller States to the least diminution of their equal Sovereignty. Mr. Sharman. We are now at a full stop, and nobody he supposed meant that we shd. break up without doing something. A Committee he thought most likely to hit on some expedient. Mr. Govr. Mo
Also tagged as: Aristocracy, Check on Power, Democracy, Executive, Large State, Lifetime Appointment, Property, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Separation of Powers, Small State, State Executive, State Government, State Legislatures, Union, Demagogue, Nepotism, Oligarchy
1787-07-02 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr: L. Martin had no objection to a Commitment, but no modifications whatever could reconcile the Smaller States to the least diminution of their equal Sovereignty. Mr. Sharman. We are now at a full stop, and nobody he supposed meant that we shd. break up without doing something. A Committee he thought most likely to hit on some expedient. Mr. Govr. Morris. thought a Come. advisable as the Convention had been equally divided. He had a stronger reason also. The mode of appointing the 2d. br
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1787-07-05 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Few, William, of Georgia. Attended as early as May 19. Present in Congress in New York July 4—August 3. Probably returned to Convention after August 6. Editors' note: To be in New York on 4 July, the latest Few could have left the Convention is after the session on 2 July. He has therefore been shown as leaving on the first session after 2 July.
Also tagged as: Present, New, Congress, First
1787-07-05 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Blount, William, of North Carolina. Attended June 20—July 2; August 7 and thereafter. He was present in Congress in New York, July 4—August 3. Editors' note: Blount left to attend Congress in New York, likely alongside Few. He too would have had to leave after 2 July, and so has been shown as leaving on the first session afterwards.
Also tagged as: Congress, New, Present, First
1787-07-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Governr. Morris was opposed to a restriction of this right in either branch, considered merely in itself and as unconnected with the point of representation in the 2d. branch. It will disable the 2d. branch from proposing its own money plans, and giving the people an opportunity of judging by comparison of the merits of those proposed by the 1st. branch. Mr. Wilson could see nothing like a concession here on the part of the smaller States. If both branches were to say yes or no, it was of
Also tagged as: Aristocracy, Congress, Democracy, Divided sovereignty, Excess of Democracy, Executive, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Lords, House of Representatives, Large State, National Treasury, Negative, Originating Money Bills, Parliament, Power of the Purse, Proportional Representation, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Separation of Powers, Small State, The People, Veto
1787-07-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry thought it would be proper to proceed to enuerate & define the powers to be vested in the Genl. Govt. before a question on the report should be taken as to the rule of representation in the 2d. branch. Mr. 〈Madison,〉 observed that it wd. be impossible to say what powers could be safely & properly vested in the Govt. before it was known, in what manner the States were to be represented in it. He was apprehensive that if a just representation were not the basis of the Govt. it would h
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1787-07-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry thought it would be proper to proceed to enumerate & define the powers to be vested in the Genl. Govt. before a question on the report should be taken as to the rule of representation in the 2d. branch. Mr. Madison, observed that it wd. be impossible to say what powers could be safely & properly vested in the Govt. before it was known, in what manner the States were to be represented in it. He was apprehensive that if a just representation were not the basis of the Govt. it would ha
Also tagged as: Anarchy, Articles of Confederation, Demagogue, Equal Representation, Faction, Large State, Mode of Representation, Originating Money Bills, Power of the Purse, Representation, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Small State, State Government, Suffrage, Union, Declaration of Independence, Diet, Germany, Interests, State Constitutions
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth. In order to carry into effect the principle established, moved 〈to add to the last clause adopted by the House the words following “and that the rule of contribution by direct taxation for the support of the Government of the U. 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 accurately ascertain the wealth of the several States can be devised and adopted by the Legislature”〉
Also tagged as: Day, Congress, States, According, Term, Several, Direct, Government, Power, Time, Require, Committed, Number, Years, Meeting, Provided, House, Legislature, First
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Special Committee [Working Version] - Randolph/Elsworth Census Proposal
Also tagged as: Census, Equality, Mode of Representation, National Legislature, Property, Proportional Representation, Suffrage, Representation
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Renewed Amendment for a Census
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1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Special Committee [Working Version] - Second Proposal: Wilson's Reworking
Also tagged as: Census, Equality, Mode of Representation, National Legislature, Property, Representation, Slavery, Suffrage, Taxation, The States
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Wilson's Revised Amendment for a Census
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1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Special Committee [Working Version] - Randolph/Elsworth Census Proposal: Pinckney Removes Three-Fifths
Also tagged as: Equal Representation, Equality, Mode of Representation, National Legislature, Northern States, Property, Representation, Secession, Southern States, Suffrage, Taxation, The States
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Motion to Strike Out the 'Three Fifths' Clause
Also tagged as: Journal, According, Vote, Votes, Congress
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike out the words “in the manner and according to the ratio recommended 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. [Ayes — 2; noes — 8.]
Also tagged as: Census
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the clause, as amended, namely “Provided always that representation ought to be proptioned according to direct Taxation and in order to ascertain the alteration in the direct Taxation 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 six years from the first meeting of the Legislature of the United States and once within the term of every Ten years afterwards of all the inhabit
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike out the words “in the manner and according to the ratio recommended 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. [Ayes — 2; noes — 8.]
Also tagged as: Congress, According
1787-07-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the clause, as amended, namely “Provided always that representation ought to be proptioned according to direct Taxation and in order to ascertain the alteration in the direct Taxation 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 six years from the first meeting of the Legislature of the United States and once within the term of every Ten years afterwards of all the inhabi
Also tagged as: Congress, States, According, Term, United, Direct, Time, question, Years, Meeting, Provided, Legislature
1787-07-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Dayton. The smaller States can never give up their equality. For himself he would in no event yield that security for their rights. Mr. Sherman urged the equality of votes not so much as a security for the small States; as for the State Govts. which could not be preserved unless they were represented & had a negative in the Genl. Government. He had no objection to the members in the 2d b. voting per capita, as had been suggested by Mr. Gerry. Mr. Madison concurred in the motion of Mr.
Also tagged as: Coercive power, Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Equal Representation, Equitable Ratio of Representation, Federalism, First Branch of National Legislature, General Government, House of Representatives, Judicial Branch, Large State, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Mode of Representation, National Government, National Legislature, Proportional Representation, Quotas of Contribution, Representation, Small State, Southern States, The Confederation
1787-07-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Dayton. The smaller States can never give up their equality. For himself he would in no event yield that security for their rights. Mr. Sherman urged the equality of votes not so much as a security for the small States; as for the State Govts. which could not be preserved unless they were represented & had a negative in the Genl. Government. He had no objection to the members in the 2d b. voting per capita, as had been suggested by (Mr. Gerry) Mr — 〈Madison〉 concurred in the motion 〈
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1787-07-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee [Resolutions] - Sixth Resolution (Working Version): First Clause
Also tagged as: Articles of Confederation, Legislative Authority, Legislative Power, National Legislature
1787-07-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the sixth resolution reported from the Committee of the whole House namely “That the national Legislature ought to possess the legislative rights vested in Congress by the confederation” which passed unanimously in the affirmative.
1787-07-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Sixth Resolution - First Clause (Assume Powers of Confederation Congress)
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1787-07-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the sixth resolution reported from the Committee of the whole House namely “That the national Legislature ought to possess the legislative rights vested in Congress by the confederation” which passed unanimously in the affirmative
Also tagged as: Congress, House, Vested, Legislature, First, Whole
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Fifteenth Resolution - First Clause (Continuation of Confederation Congress)
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1787-07-21 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison stated as his reasons for the motion. 1 that it secured the responsibility of the Executive who would in general be more capable & likely to select fit characters than the Legislature, or even the 2d. b. of it, who might hide their selfish motives under the number concerned in the appointment- 2 that in case of any flagrant partiality or error, in the nomination, it might be fairly presumed that ⅔ of the 2d. branch would join in putting a negative on it. 3. that as the 2d. b. was ver
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1787-07-21 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The motion made by Mr. Madison July 18. & then postponed, “that the Judges shd. be nominated by the Executive & such nominations become appointments unless disagreed to by two-thirds of the 2d. branch of the Legislature,” was now resumed. Mr. Madison stated as his reasons for the motion. 1 that it secured the responsibility of the Executive who would in general be more capable & likely to select fit characters than the Legislature, or even the 2d. b. of it, who might hide their selfish motive
Also tagged as: Executive Authority, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Massachusetts, Mode of Appointment, Mode of Representation, National Executive, National Judiciary, National Legislature, Negative, Northern States, Representation, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Separation of Powers, Southern States, State Legislature, State Legislatures, Supreme Court, The People, The States, Veto
1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason considered a reference of the plan to the authority of the people as one of the most important and essential of the Resolutions. The Legislatures have no power to ratify it. They are the mere creatures of the State Constitutions, and cannot be greater than their creators. And he knew of no power in any of the Constitutions, he knew there was no power in some of them, that could be competent to this object. Whither then must we resort? To the people with whom all power remains that has
Also tagged as: Amendment, Articles of Confederation, Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Debt, Demagogue, Eastern States, Legislative Authority, National Government, National Supremacy, Ratification, State Constitutions, State Legislature, State Legislatures, The People, Union
1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason considered a reference of the plan to the authority of the people as one of the most important and essential of the Resolutions. The Legislatures have no power to ratify it. They are the mere creatures of the State Constitutions, and cannot be greater than their creators. And he knew of no power in any of the Constitutions, he knew there was no power in some of them, that could be competent to this object. Whither then must we resort? To the people with whom all power remains that has
Also tagged as: States, Authority, Powers, Regulation, Public, Equal, Present, Particular, Law, Concurrence, Members, Majority, Power, Subject, Case, Objections, Made, Supreme, Constitution, Thing, Government, Judges, Take, Number, Legislature, Given, Necessary, Make, Acts, Elected, State, Act, Consent, Union, Chosen, Legislatures, New
1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the 19th resolution as reported from the Committee of the whole House, namely "Resolved that the amendments which shall be offered to the confederation by the Convention ought at a proper time or times after the approbation of Congress to be submitted to an assembly or assemblies of representatives, recommended by the several Legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the People to consider and decide thereon" it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 9; noes — 1.]
1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the 19th resolution as reported from the Committee of the whole House, namely Resolved that the amendments which shall be offered to the confederation by the Convention ought at a proper time or times after the approbation of Congress to be submitted to an assembly or assemblies of representatives, recommended by the several Legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the People to consider and decide thereon it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 9; noes — 1.]
Also tagged as: Congress, Legislatures, House, Time, Times, question, Amendments, Chosen, Several, Proper, Whole, Representatives
1787-07-30 11:00:00 in the Committee of Detail: Document VI: Committee of Detail's Rough Draft
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1787-07-30 11:00:00 in the Committee of Detail: Document VII: Excerpts from the New Jersey and Pinckney Plans
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1787-08-03 11:00:00 in the Committee of Detail: Report of the Committee of Detail
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1787-08-04 11:00:00 in the Committee of Detail: Report of the Committee of Detail
1787-08-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Few, William, of Georgia. Attended as early as May 19. Present in Congress in New York July 4—August 3. Probably returned to Convention after August 6.
Also tagged as: Congress, New, Present
1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: LXXXVIII: William Blount to Governor Caswell. Philadelphia, Monday, August 20th, 1787. In a letter from New York I informed your Excellency of my reasons for leaving the Convention and returning to that place with Mr. Hawkins to represent this State in Congress. On Monday the 6th Inst. the Committee of detail made their Report to the Convention and on the Morning of Tuesday the 7th Hawkins and myself returned here and I again took my seat in Convention; so that tho’ I was not present all the
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1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Third Article
Also tagged as: Bicameral Legislature, Congress, House of Representatives, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, National Legislature, Senate, Negative
1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Congress to Meet in May
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1787-08-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article IV: Section 6
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1787-08-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth. was opposed to the motion as discouraging meritorious aliens from emigrating to this Country. Mr. Pinkney. As the Senate is to have the power of making treaties & managing our foreign affairs, there is peculiar danger and impropriety in opening its door to those who have foreign attachments. He quoted the jealousy of the Athenians on this subject who made it death for any stranger to intrude his voice into their legislative proceedings. Col. Mason highly approved of the poli
1787-08-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth. was opposed to the motion as discouraging meritorious aliens from emigrating to this Country. Mr. Pinkney. As the Senate is to have the power of making treaties & managing our foreign affairs, there is peculiar danger and impropriety in opening its door to those who have foreign attachments. He quoted the jealousy of the Athenians on this subject who made it death for any stranger to intrude his voice into their legislative proceedings. Col. Mason highly approved of the poli
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1787-08-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Article VI: Section 1 - Clause 2 (Congressional Control of Elections)
Also tagged as: New, question, First
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Amendment on Congressional Property Qualification
Also tagged as: Members, House, Senate, Legislature, Sect, Representatives
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for Congress to Omit Secret Items from Journal
Also tagged as: Made, Congress, Sect, Judgment, Journal, Senate, Require
1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for Congress to Omit Foreign Affairs from Journal
Also tagged as: Cases, Congress, Foreign, Sect, Treaties, Give, House, Journal
1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. King remarked that the section authorized the 2 Houses to adjourn to a new place. He thought this inconvenient. The mutability of place had dishonored the federal Govt. and would require as strong a cure as we could devise. He thought a law at least should be made necessary to a removal of the Seat of Govt. Mr Madison viewed the subject in the same light, and joined with Mr. King in a motion requiring a law. Mr. Governr. Morris proposed the additional alteration by inserting the words
Also tagged as: Bicameral Legislature, Executive, Executive Branch, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, National Legislature, Seat of Government, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate
1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 8 - Proposal for a Law to Fix the Seat of Congress
Also tagged as: Adjournment, Bicameral Legislature, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, National Legislature, Seat of Government
1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. King remarked that the section authorized the 2 Houses to adjourn to a new place. He thought this inconvenient. The mutability of place had dishonored the federal Govt. and would require as strong a cure as we could devise. He thought a law at least should be 〈made〉 necessary to a removal of the Seat of Govt. Mr 〈Madison〉 viewed the subject in the same light, and joined with Mr. King in a motion requiring a law. Mr. Governr. Morris proposed the additional alteration by inserting the
Also tagged as: Law, Place, Necessary, Removal, New, States, Made, Houses, Members, Require, Meeting, Adjourn, First, Subject, Vote, Powers, Attained, Proper, Congress, Least, Equal, Representatives
1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: King, Madison and Morris's Amendment to Fix Location of Congress
Also tagged as: Adjourn, House, Place, Days, Legislature, Consent, Determine, Congress, Law, Sect, Representatives
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment to Congressional Pay and Expenses
Also tagged as: Treasury, Journal, Amendments, States, Exceeding, Subject, Present, question, Day
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr Morris. remarked that if the members were to be paid by the States it would throw an unequal burden on the distant States, which would be unjust as the Legislature was to be a national Assembly. He moved that the payment be out of the Natl. Treasury; leaving the quantum to the discretion of the Natl. Legislature. There could be no reason to fear that they would overpay themselves. Mr. Butler contended for payment by the States; particularly in the case of the Senate, who will be so l
Also tagged as: Compensation, Divided sovereignty, First Branch of National Legislature, General Government, House of Representatives, National Legislature, National Treasury, Seat of Government, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, State Government
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Carrol had been much surprised at seeing this clause in the Report. The dependence of both houses on the State Legislatures is compleat; especially as the members of the former are eligible to State offices. The States can now say: if you do not comply with our wishes, we will starve you: if you do we will reward you. The new Govt. in this form was nothing more than a second edition of Congress in two volumes, instead of one, and perhaps with very few amendments — Mr Dickenson took it for
Also tagged as: State, States, Legislatures, Legislature, Members, Objections, Senate, Second, Offices, Authority, Years, Money, Whole, Provided, Houses, Present, Congress, New, Trust, Act, Amendments
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 10 - Elsworth for Five Dollars
Also tagged as: Compensation, National Legislature, National Treasury
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment to Pay Congress from the US Treasury
Also tagged as: Sect, United, Congress, States, Treasury
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 10 sect. of the 6 article “five dollars or the present value thereof per diem during their attendance & for every thirty miles travel in going to and returning from Congress” which passed in the negative [Ayes — 2; noes — 9.]
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment for Five Dollars a Day
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1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 10 sect. of the 6 article “five dollars or the present value thereof per diem during their attendance & for every thirty miles travel in going to and returning from Congress” which passed in the negative [Ayes — 2; noes — 9.]
Also tagged as: Congress, Sect, Present
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for Congress to Set its Own Compensation
Also tagged as: Congress, Sect, Law, Compensation
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 11
Also tagged as: Congress, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Senate
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 12
Also tagged as: Congress, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, National Legislature
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 12 - Last Clause Struck Out
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1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 12 - Strong's Amendment
Also tagged as: Congress, House of Representatives, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Money Bills, Revenue, Salary, Senate
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason...was extremely earnest to take this power from the Senate, who he said could already sell the whole Country by means of Treaties. Mr Ghorum urged the amendment as of great importance. The Senate will first acquire the habit of preparing money bills, and then the practice will grow into an exclusive right of preparing them. Mr. Gouvernr. Morris opposed it as unnecessary and inconvenient.
Also tagged as: Congress, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Money Bills, Revenue, Senate, Treaties, Treaty
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 13 - Madison's Amendment
Also tagged as: Congress, Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Supreme Court, Veto
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney opposed the interference of the Judges in the Legislative business: it will involve them in parties, and give a previous tincture to their opinions. Mr. Mercer heartily approved the motion. It as an axiom that the Judiciary ought to be separate from the Legislative: but equally so that it ought to be independent of that department. The true policy of the axiom is that legislative usurpation and oppression may be obviated. He disapproved of the Doctrine that the Judges as expositor
Also tagged as: Congress, Judicial Authority, Judicial Branch, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Supreme Court, Veto
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris regretted that something like the proposed check could not be agreed to. He dwelt on the importance of public Credit, and the difficulty of supporting it without some strong barrier against the instability of legislative Assemblies. He suggested the idea of requiring three fourths of each house to repeal laws where the President should not concur. He had no great reliance on the revisionary power as the Executive was now to be constituted (elected by the Congress). The legislatu
Also tagged as: Credit, Executive, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, National Judiciary, National Legislature, President, Veto, War
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris regretted that something like the proposed check could not be agreed to. He dwelt on the importance of public Credit, and the difficulty of supporting it without some strong barrier against the instability of legislative Assemblies. He suggested the idea of requiring three fourths of each house to repeal laws where the President should not concur. He had no great reliance on the revisionary power as the Executive was now to be constituted (elected by the Congress). The legislatu
Also tagged as: Executive, Public, Legislature, Power, President, Laws, Law, Constitution, Elected, Term, War, Authority, Years, Judges, Party, Different, Time, Citizens, Direct, House, State, Congress, Government, Credit, Members, Consequence
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Presidential Veto of Congressional Resolutions
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Motion for Presidential Veto of Congressional Resolutions
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Sherman had no objection to the proviso here, other than it would derange the parts of the report as made by the Committee, to take them in such an order. Mr. Rutlidge. It being of no consequence in what order points are decided, he should vote for the clause as it stood, but on condition that the subsequent part relating to negroes should also be agreed to. Mr. Governeur Morris considered such a proviso as inadmissible any where. It was so radically objectionable, that it might cost th
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Sherman had no objection to the proviso here, other than it would derange the parts of the report as made by the Committee, to take them in such an order. Mr. Rutlidge. It being of no consequence in what order points are decided, he should vote for the clause as it stood, but on condition that the subsequent part relating to negroes should also be agreed to. Mr. Governeur Morris considered such a proviso as inadmissible any where. It was so radically objectionable, that it might cost th
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - First Clause (Taxes, Duties, Imposts)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Second Clause (Regulating Commerce)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Third Clause (Naturalization)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourth Clause (Coining Money)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fifth Clause (Regulating Foreign Coin)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Sixth Clause (Weights and Measures)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Seventh Clause (Post Offices)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Seventh Clause (Post Offices): Gerry to Add Post Roads
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Eighth Clause (To Borrow Money)
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Eighth Clause (To Borrow Money): Morris to Strike Out "Emit Bills"
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1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr Morris. If the United States had credit such bills would be unnecessary: if they had not unjust & useless. Mr. Madison, will it not be sufficient to prohibit the making them a tender? This will remove the temptation to emit them with unjust views. And promissory notes in that shape may in some emergencies be best. Mr. Govr. Morris. striking out the words will leave room still for notes of a responsible minister which will do all the good without the mischief. The Monied interest w
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Ninth Clause (Appointment of Treasurer)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Ninth Clause (Appointment of Treasurer): Gorham for a Joint Ballot
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Ghorum moved to insert “joint” before ballot, as more convenient as well as reasonable, than to require the separate concurrence of the Senate. ... Mr Sherman opposed it as favoring the larger States.
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to strike out the ninth clause.
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Tenth Clause (Inferior Tribunals)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Eleventh Clause (Captures)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Twelfth Clause (Piracies and Felonies)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Mason doubts the safety of it, considering the strict rule of construction in criminal cases. He doubted also the propriety of taking the power in all these cases wholly from the States. Mr Governr Morris thought it would be necessary to extend the authority farther, so as to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting in general. Bills of exchange for example might be forged in one State and carried into another: It was suggested by some other member that foreign paper might be count
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Twelfth Clause (Piracies and Felonies) - Madison/Randolph to Insert "Define And"
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson thought “felonies” sufficiently defined by Common law. Mr. Dickenson concurred with Mr Wilson Mr Mercer was in favor of the amendment. Mr Madison. felony at common law is vague. It is also defective. One defect is supplied by Stat: of Anne as to running away with vessels which at common law was a breach of trust only. Besides no foreign law should be a standard farther than is expressly adopted — If the laws of the States were to prevail on this subject, the citizens of diffe
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Twelfth Clause (Piracies and Felonies) - Elsworth's Amendment
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Rebellion)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Rebellion) - Pinckney to Strike "Application of Legislature"
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr L- Martin opposed it as giving a dangerous & unnecessary power. The consent of the State ought to precede the introduction of any extraneous force whatever. Mr. Mercer supported the opposition of Mr. Martin.
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Rebellion) - Elsworth to Add "Or Executive"
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Govr Morris. The Executive may possibly be at the head of the Rebellion. The Genl Govt. should enforce obedience in all cases where it may be necessary. Mr. Ellsworth. In many cases The Genl. Govt. ought not to be able to interpose unless called upon.
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Rebellion) - Elsworth Varies His Motion
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry was agst. letting loose the myrmidons of the U. States on a State without its own consent. The States will be the best Judges in such cases. More blood would have been spilt in Massts in the late insurrection, if the Genl. authority had intermeddled. Mr. Langdon was for striking out as moved by Mr. Pinkney. The apprehension of the national force, will have a salutary effect in preventing insurrections. Mr Randolph- If the Natl. Legislature is to judge whether the State legislatur
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Rebellion): Madison/Dickinson to Insert "Against the Government Thereof"
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Thirteenth Clause (Minimal Version)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Pinkney opposed the vesting this power in the Legislature. Its proceedings were too slow. It wd. meet but once a year. The Hs. of Reps. would be too numerous for such deliberations. The Senate would be the best depositary, being more acquainted with foreign affairs, and most capable of proper resolutions. If the States are equally represented in Senate, so as to give no advantage to large States, the power will notwithstanding be safe, as the small have their all at stake in such cases as wel
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison and Mr Gerry moved to insert “declare,” striking out “make” war; leaving to the Executive the power to repel sudden attacks. Mr Sharman thought it stood very well. The Executive shd. be able to repel and not to commence war. “Make” better than “declare” the latter narrowing the power too much. Mr Gerry never expected to hear in a republic a motion to empower the Executive alone to declare war. Mr. Elseworth. there is a material difference between the cases of making war, and
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War): Butler for "Make Peace"
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposed Powers of the Legislature of the United States
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposed Powers of the Legislature of the United States - Mason to Regulate the Militia
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposed Powers of the Legislature of the United States - Gerry on Securities and Letters of Marque
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1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for Power to Make Sumptuary Laws
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1787-08-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Mason moved to enable Congress “to enact sumptuary laws.” No Government can be maintained unless the manners be made consonant to it. Such a discretionary power may do good and can do no harm. A proper regulation of excises & of trade may do a great deal but it is best to have an express provision. It was objected to sumptuary laws that they were contrary to nature. This was a vulgar error. The love of distinction it is true is natural; but the object of sumptuary laws is not to extinguish t
1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum, thought it wrong to insert this in the Constitution. The Legislature will no doubt do what is right. The present Congress have such a power and are now exercising it. Mr Sherman unless some rule be expressly given none will exist under the new system. Mr. Elseworth. Though The contracts of Congress will be binding, there will be no rule for executing them on the States; — and one ought to be provided.
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum, thought it wrong to insert this in the Constitution. The Legislature will no doubt do what is right. The present Congress have such a power and are now exercising it. Mr Sherman unless some rule be expressly given none will exist under the new system. Mr. Elseworth. 〈Though〉 The contracts of Congress will be binding, there will be no rule for executing them on the States; — and one ought to be provided.
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Langdon. by this section the States are left at liberty to tax exports. N. H. therefore with other non-exporting States, will be subject to be taxed by the States exporting its produce. This could not be admitted. It seems to be feared that the Northern States will oppress the trade of the Southn. This may be guarded agst by requiring the concurrence of ⅔ or ¾ of the legislature in such cases. Mr Elseworth— It is best as it stands— The power of regulating trade between the States will pro
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Langdon. by this section the States are left at liberty to tax exports. N. H. therefore with other non-exporting States, will be subject to be taxed by the States exporting its produce. This could not be admitted. It seems to be feared that the Northern States will oppress the trade of the Southn. This may be guarded agst by requiring the concurrence of two-thirds or three-fourths of the legislature in such cases. Mr Elseworth— It is best as it stands— The power of regulating trade betwee
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr L— Martin, proposed to vary the sect: 4. art VII so as to allow a prohibition or tax on the importation of slaves. 1. As five slaves are to be counted as 3 free men in the apportionment of Representatives; such a clause wd. leave an encouragement to this trafic. 2 slaves weakened one part of the Union which the other parts were bound to protect: the privilege of importing them was therefore unreasonable — 3. it was inconsistent with the principles of the revolution and dishonorable to the Ame
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Rutlidge did not see how the importation of slaves could be encouraged by this section. He was not apprehensive of insurrections and would readily exempt the other States from 〈the obligation to protect the Southern against them.〉. — Religion & humanity had nothing to do with this question — Interest alone is the governing principle with Nations — The true question at present is whether the Southn. States shall or shall not be parties to the Union. If the Northern States consult their interes
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art. VII sect 4. resumed. Mr. Sherman was for leaving the clause as it stands. He disapproved of the slave trade: yet as the States were now possessed of the right to import slaves, as the public good did not require it to be taken from them, & as it was expedient to have as few objections as possible to the proposed scheme of Government, he thought it best to leave the matter as we find it. He observed that the abolition of slavery seemed to be going on in the U. S. & that the good sense of the
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Clauses for the Grand Committee on Taxation - Sixth Section
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gorham did not see the propriety of it. Is it meant to require a greater proportion of votes? He desired it to be remembered that the Eastern States had no motive to Union but a commercial one. They were able to protect themselves. They were not afraid of external danger, and did not need the aid of the Southn. States. Mr. Wilson wished for a commitment in order to reduce the proportion of votes required. Mr. Elsworth was for taking the plan as it is. This widening of opinions has a th
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail on Legislative Powers
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Ban on Ex Post Facto Laws
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry urged the necessity of this prohibition, which he said was greater in the National than the State Legislature, because the number of members in the former being fewer, they were on that account the more to be feared. Mr. Govr. Morris thought the precaution as to ex post facto laws unnecessary; but essential as to bills of attainder Mr Elseworth contended that there was no lawyer, no civilian who would not say that ex post facto laws were void of themselves. It cannot then be nece
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Ban on Ex Post Facto Laws - First Part
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Ban on Ex Post Facto Laws - Second Clause
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Carrol remarked that experience overruled all other calculations. It had proved that in whatever light they might be viewed by civilians or others, the State Legislatures had passed them, and they had taken effect. Mr. Wilson. If these prohibitions in the State Constitutions have no effect, it will be useless to insert them in this Constitution. Besides, both sides will agree to the principle & will differ as to its application. Mr. Williamson. Such a prohibitory clause is in the Consti
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - First Clause
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elsworth argued that they were unnecessary. The U— S— heretofore entered into Engagements by Congs who were their Agents. They will hereafter be bound to fulfil them by their new agents. Mr Randolph thought such a provision necessary; for though the U. States will be bound, the new Govt will have no authority in the case unless it be given to them. Mr. Madison thought it necessary to give the authority in order to prevent misconstruction. He mentioned the attempts made by the Debtors t
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - First Clause: Morris's Amendment
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - First Clause: Morris's Amendment - To Insert "Liquidate the Claims"
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: To Strike Out "Training the Militia"
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1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia: First Clause (Debts)
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to strike out the last member of the second clause.
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Gerry, This power in the U— S. as explained is making the States drill-sergeants. He had as lief let the Citizens of Massachusetts be disarmed, as to take the command from the States, and subject them to the Genl Legislature. It would be regarded as a system of Despotism. Mr Madison observed that “arming” as explained did not did not extend to furnishing arms; nor the term “disciplining” to penalties & Courts martial for enforcing them. Mr. King added, to his former explanation that arm
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: Dayton's Substitution
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: Elsworth and Sherman's Substitution
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The object of this proposition was to refer the plan for the Militia to the General Govt. but leave the execution of it to the State Govts. Mr Langdon said He could not understand the jealousy expressed by some Gentleman. The General & State Govts. were not enemies to each other, but different institutions for the good of the people of America. As one of the people he could say, the National Govt. is mine, the State Govt is mine — In transferring power from one to the other — I only take out
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: First Part
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: Second Part
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: Second Part - Madison's Amendment
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman considered this as absolutely inadmissible. He said that if the people should be so far asleep as to allow the Most influential officers of the Militia to be appointed by the Genl. Government, every man of discernment would rouse them by sounding the alarm to them — Mr. Gerry. Let us at once destroy the State Govts have an Executive for life or hereditary, and a proper Senate, and then there would be some consistency in giving full powers to the Genl Govt. but as the States are no
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions] - Second Clause: Final Part
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Pinckney on Bribes from Foreign States
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VIII
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Govr Morris argued agst. the appointment of officers by the Senate. He considered the body as too numerous for the purpose; as subject to cabal; and as devoid of responsibility. — If Judges were to be tried by the Senate according to a late report of a Committee it was particularly wrong to let the Senate have the filling of vacancies which its own decrees were to create. Mr. Wilson was of the same opinion & for like reasons.
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Eighteenth Clause: Morris to Strike Out "Enforce Treaties"
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Eighteenth Clause: Morris Reworks First Part
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Pinckney Proposes an Additional Power
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr C— Pinkney. This principle he observed had formerly been agreed to. He considered the precaution as essentially necessary: The objection drawn from the predominance of the large States had been removed by the equality established in the Senate. Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary; the laws of the General Government being Supreme & paramount to the State laws according to the plan, as it now stands. Mr. Madison proposed that it should be committed— He had been from the beginning a friend
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Power Over Debts and Taxes
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Butler expressed his dissatisfaction lest it should compel payment as well to the Blood-suckers who had speculated on the distresses of others, as to those who had fought & bled for their country. He would be ready he said tomorrow to vote for a discrimination between those classes of people, and gave notice that he should move for a reconsideration.
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Treaty Ratification by Congress
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Morris's Amendment on Treaty Ratification by Congress
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1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison hinted for consideration, whether a distinction might not be made between different sorts of Treaties — Allowing the President & Senate to make Treaties eventual and of Alliance for limited terms — and requiring the concurrence of the whole Legislature in other Treaties.
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Butler...dwelt on the division of opinion concerning the domestic debts, and the different pretensions of the different classes of holders. ... Mr. Randolph wished for a reconsideration in order to better the expression, and to provide for the case of the State debts as is done by Congress.
Also tagged as: Debt
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Randolph wished for a reconsideration in order to better the expression, and to provide for the case of the State debts as is done by Congress.
Also tagged as: Case, Debts, Congress, State
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Presidential Recommendations to Congress
Also tagged as: Congress, Duty, Make, President
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - First Clause (Randolph's Amendment)
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Article VII: Section 1 - Clause 1 (Taxing and Spending)
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1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the first clause of the first section 7 article, in order to take up the following amendment “all debts contracted and engagements entered into, by or under the authority of Congress shall be as valid against the United States under this constitution as under the confederation.” which passed in the affirmative
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1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment on Confederation Debt
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1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the first clause of the first section 7 article, in order to take up the following amendment “all debts contracted and engagements entered into, by or under the authority of Congress shall be as valid against the United States under this constitution as under the confederation.” which passed in the affirmative On the question to agree to the amendment it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 10; noes — 1.]
Also tagged as: Entered, Take, States, First, Debts, question, Authority, Constitution, Congress, United
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Subordinate Supreme Court to Congress
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1787-08-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for Congress to Direct Location of Trial for Crimes Committed Across States
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1787-08-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment Protecting Private Contracts
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1787-08-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Williamson's Amendment on Validity of State Laws and Courts
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1787-08-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney...remarked that there were five distinct commercial interests— 1. the fisheries & W. India trade, which belonged to the N. England States. 2. the interest of N. York lay in a free trade. 3. Wheat & flour the Staples of the two Middle States, (N. J. & Penna.)— 4 Tobo. the staple of Maryd. & Virginia & partly of N. Carolina. 5. Rice & Indigo, the staples of S. Carolina & Georgia. These different interests would be a source of oppressive regulations if no check to a bare majority should
1787-08-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Genl. Pinkney said it was the true interest of the S. States to have no regulation of commerce; but considering the loss brought on the commerce of the Eastern States by the revolution, their liberal conduct towards the views* of South Carolina, and the interest the weak Southn. States had in being united with the strong Eastern States, he thought it proper that no fetters should be imposed on the power of making commercial regulations; and that his constituents though prejudiced against the Eas
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1787-08-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art: XVII — before the House, as amended. Mr. Sherman was against it. He thought it unnecessary. The Union cannot dismember a State without its consent. Mr Langdon thought there was great weight in the argument of Mr. Luther Martin, and that the proposition substituted by Mr. Govr. Morris would excite a dangerous opposition to the plan. Mr. Govr Morris thought on the contrary that the small States would be pleased with the regulation, as it holds up the idea of dismembering the large St
1787-08-29 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art: XVII — before the House, as amended. Mr. Sherman was against it. He thought it unnecessary. The Union cannot dismember a State without its consent. Mr Langdon thought there was great weight in the argument of Mr. Luther Martin, and that the proposition substituted 〈by Mr. Govr. Morris〉 would excite a dangerous opposition to the plan. Mr. Govr Morris thought on the contrary that the small States would be pleased with the regulation, as it holds up the idea of dismembering the large
Also tagged as: States, State, Consent, New, Union, Regulation, Objections, House, Majority, Case, Congress, Government
1787-08-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris thought the blank ought to be filled in a twofold way, so as to provide for the event of the ratifying States being contiguous which would render a smaller number sufficient, and the event of their being dispersed, which wd require a greater number for the introduction of the Government. Mr. Sherman. observed that the States being now confederated by articles which require unanimity in changes, he thought the ratification in this case of ten States at least ought to be made n
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1787-08-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XXI: Randolph for Nine States
1787-08-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Dickinson asked whether the concurrence of Congress is to be essential to the establishment of the system, whether the refusing States in the Confederacy could be deserted — and whether Congress could concur in contravening the system under which they acted? Mr. Madison. remarked that if the blank should be filled with “seven” eight, or “nine” — the Constitution as it stands might be put in force over the whole body of the people. tho’ less than a majority of them should ratify it. Mr.
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Article XXI (Ratification by States) to Consider Article XXII (Ratification by Congress)
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article XXII (Ratification by Congress)
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment Calling for State Ratifying Conventions
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XXII: Morris and Pinckney's Amendment
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 22nd article “This Constitution shall be laid before the United States in Congress assembled — and it is the opinion of this Convention that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention chosen in each State in order to receive the ratification of such Convention: to which end the several Legislatures ought to provide for the calling Conventions within their respective States as speedily as circumstances will permit.”
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 22nd article “This Constitution shall be laid before the United States in Congress assembled — and it is the opinion of this Convention that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention chosen in each State in order to receive the ratification of such Convention: to which end the several Legislatures ought to provide for the calling Conventions within their respective States as speedily as circumstances will permit.”
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Article XXII (Ratification by Congress)
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article XXIII: Section 1 (Enaction by Congress)
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XXIII: First Part
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art: XXIII being taken up. as far the words “assigned by Congress” inclusive, was agreed to nem: con: the blank having been first filled with the word “nine” as of course.
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the 23rd article as far as the words “assigned by Congress” inclusive which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes "nem. con.".
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment to Remove Choice of President by Congress
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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Propositions for the Committee on Postponed Matters
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1787-08-31 15:00:00 in the Committee on Postponed Matters: Mason's Propositions for the Committee on Postponed Matters
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1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment to Prevent Congress from Declaring the Effect of a Judgment in One State on Another
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1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Amendment to Soften Rule Preventing Congressmen Holding Other Offices
Also tagged as: Office, Members, Offices, Holding, Legislature, Journal, Government, House, Receive, Take
1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment Preventing Congressmen from Filling New Offices
Also tagged as: Legislature, Members, Offices, New, First, Term, Vacancies, Constitution
1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Williamson's Amendment Preventing Congressmen from Filling New Offices or Granting Increased Emoluments
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Hamilton left Philadelphia on 15 August to attend to business in Congress and his legal practice in New York. Having failed to convince Lansing or Yates to return with him, he was unable to vote at the Convention. Madison records Hamilton speaking during the session on 6 September, so the editors assume that he arrived in the city the day before and took his seat the day after. He wrote to Rufus King prior to his departure: 'New York, Aug. 28, 1787. I wrote to you some days since to request you
Also tagged as: Day, Congress, Place, Case, Vote, Give, Days, Period, New
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment to Bar Members of Congress and Government Officers from being Electors
Also tagged as: Members, Congress, Member, Officers, electors, Government, question, Trust, Appointed, Profit, Journal, Office, Entitled, Legislature, Person
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for Votes to be Counted in Presence of Congress
Also tagged as: Votes, Congress, Senate, House, Representatives
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Fourth Proposition - Eighth Clause
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Secretary's Redraft
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The several amendments being agreed to, on separate questions, The first sect. of the report is as follows. Editors' note: At the end of the session, the Journal and Madison record the Fourth Proposition as it then stood. Both versions differ in both minor and significant ways from the document as amended during the session. One way of accounting for these changes is the possibility that Jackson had been tasked to draw up a fair copy, following the, at times, confusing series of amendments mad
Also tagged as: Made, Day, Times, Sect, President, Representatives, Vote, House, Journal, Amendments, Choosing, Take, Several, First
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment for Congress to Have Power to Choose Acting President
Also tagged as: President, Journal, Act, Officer, Time, Case, Legislature, First, Choose, Congress, Vice-President, Resignation, Law, Made, Executive, Power
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson objected to the mode of appointing, as blending a branch of the Legislature with the Executive. Good laws are of no effect without a good Executive; and there can be no good Executive without a responsible appointment of officers to execute. Responsibility is in a manner destroyed by such an agency of the Senate — He would prefer the Council proposed by Col: Mason, provided its advice should not be made obligatory on the President Mr. Pinkney was against joining the Senate in these
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson objected to the mode of appointing, as blending a branch of the Legislature with the Executive. Good laws are of no effect without a good Executive; and there can be no good Executive without a responsible appointment of officers to execute. Responsibility is in a manner destroyed by such an agency of the Senate — He would prefer the Council proposed by Col: Mason, provided its advice should not be made obligatory on the President Mr. Pinkney was against joining the Senate in these
Also tagged as: Senate, President, Officers, Executive, Appointments, Appointed, Provided, Congress, Offices, Legislature, New, Government, Laws, Appointment, Make, Made, Ambassadors
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Wilson thought it objectionable to require the concurrence of ⅔ which puts it in the power of a minority to controul the will of a majority. Mr. King concurred in the objection; remarking that as the Executive was here joined in the business, there was a check which did not exist in Congress where The concurrence of ⅔ was required.
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Wilson thought it objectionable to require the concurrence of ⅔ which puts it in the power of a minority to controul the will of a majority. Mr. King concurred in the objection; remarking that as the Executive was here joined in the business, there was a check which did not exist in Congress where The concurrence of ⅔ was required.
Also tagged as: Concurrence, Congress, Majority, Require, Executive, Power
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson wished the requisition of two thirds to be struck out altogether If the majority cannot be trusted, it was a proof, as observed by Mr. Ghorum, that we were not fit for one Society. A reconsideration of the whole clause was agreed to. Mr. Govr. Morris was agst. striking out the “exception of Treaties of peace” If two thirds of the Senate should be required for peace, the Legislature will be unwilling to make war for that reason, on account of the Fisheries or the Mississippi, the
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Sherman's Amendment Requiring Both Houses of Congress to Agree to Alter the Rights Granted in the Treaty of Paris
Also tagged as: Houses, Congress, Peace, Legislature, Senate
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison observed that it had been too easy in the present Congress to make Treaties altho’ nine States were required for the purpose.
Also tagged as: Present, Make, Congress, States, Treaties
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 2 - McHenry's Amendment on Convening Congress
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for Congress to have Sole Power to Establish Offices Not Created by Constitution
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: McHenry's Amendment to Clarify President's Role in Convening Extraordinary Sessions of Congress
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Sherman's Amendment for Constitutional Amendments to be Made by Congress
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Hamilton concurred with Mr. Gerry as to the indecorum of not requiring the approbation of Congress. He considered this as a necessary ingredient in the transaction. He thought it wrong also to allow nine States as provided by art XXI. to institute a new Government on the ruins of the existing one. He wd propose as a better modification of the two articles (XXI & XXII) that the plan should be sent to Congress in order that the same if approved by them, may be communicated to the State Legisla
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry moved to reconsider art: XXI & XXII from the latter of which “for the approbation of Congs.” had been struck out. He objected to proceeding to change the Government without the approbation of Congress as being improper and giving just umbrage to that body. He repeated his objections also to an annulment of the confederation with so little scruple or formality. Mr. Hamilton concurred with Mr. Gerry as to the indecorum of not requiring the approbation of Congress. He considered this a
1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Hamilton's First Amendment on Ratification of the Constitution
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XXI: Hamilton's Substitution
1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson. This motion being seconded, it is necessary now to speak freely He expressed in strong terms his disapprobation of the expedient proposed, particularly the suspending the plan of the Convention on the approbation of Congress. He declared it to be worse than folly to rely on the concurrence of the Rhode Island members of Congs. in the plan. Maryland had voted on this floor; for requiring the unanimous assent of the 13 States to the proposed change in the federal System. N— York has no
Also tagged as: Made, Members, Necessary, Congress, States, Make, Thing, Government, Time, State, Provide, Legislatures, Establish, Concurrence, Propose
1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson. This motion being seconded, it is necessary now to speak freely He expressed in strong terms his disapprobation of the expedient proposed, particularly the suspending the plan of the Convention on the approbation of Congress. He declared it to be worse than folly to rely on the concurrence of the Rhode Island members of Congs. in the plan. Maryland had voted on this floor; for requiring the unanimous assent of the 13 States to the proposed change in the federal System. N— York has no
1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the 21st article in order to take up the following. Resolved that the foregoing plan of a Constitution be transmitted to the United States in Congress assembled in order that if the same shall be agreed to by them it may be communicated to the Legislatures of the several States to the end that they may provide for it’s final ratification by referring the same to the consideration of a Convention of Deputies in each State to be chosen by the People thereof,
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Williamson & Mr. Gerry moved to re-instate the words “for the approbation of Congress” in art: XXII. which was disagreed to nem: con:
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Instruction to Prepare an Address to the People
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to refer the following to the Committee of revision. "That it be an instruction to the Committee to prepare an address to the People to accompany the present constitution, and to be laid with the same before the United States in Congress." which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes, 'The motion itself was referred to the Committee. nem: con:.'
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Proposal for an Address to the People
1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to refer the following to the Committee of revision. “That it be an instruction to the Committee to prepare an address to the People to accompany the present constitution, and to be laid with the same before the United States in Congress. which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes, "The motion itself was referred to the Committee. nem: con:."
1787-09-10 15:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Instruction to Prepare an Address to the People
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1787-09-10 15:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Farrand's Proceedings of Convention Referred to the Committee of Style and Arrangement
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1787-09-11 10:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement
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1787-09-11 10:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Draft Letter to Congress
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1787-09-11 10:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: On 12 September, the Committee also delivered to the Convention a draft of a letter recommending the new Constitution to Congress.
Also tagged as: New, Congress, Constitution
1787-09-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of Style: Pinckney's Proposal for an Address to the People
1787-09-11 11:00:00 in the Committee of Style: Letter to Congress
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Draft Letter to Congress
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress: First Paragraph
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The draught of a letter to Congress being at the same time reported — was read once throughout, and afterwards agreed to by paragraphs. Editors' note: In order to model this process, the editors have created a new version of the letter, onto which the individual paragraphs are proposed and agreed in order.
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The draught of a letter to Congress being at the same time reported — was read once throughout, and afterwards agreed to by paragraphs. Editors' note: Since there does not appear to be a record of this debate and the several accompanying votes, one vote will be used to represent agreement to the letter.
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress: Second Paragraph
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The draught of a letter to Congress being at the same time reported — was read once throughout, and afterwards agreed to by paragraphs. Editors' note: In order to model this process, the editors have created a new version of the letter, onto which the individual paragraphs are proposed and agreed in order. This vote was likely unanimous.
Also tagged as: Congress, Time, New
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress: Third Paragraph
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The draught of a letter to Congress being at the same time reported — was read once throughout, and afterwards agreed to by paragraphs. Editors' note: In order to model this process, the editors have created a new version of the letter, onto which the individual paragraphs are proposed and agreed in order. This vote was likely unanimous.
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter to Congress: Fourth Paragraph
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The draught of a letter to Congress being at the same time reported — was read once throughout, and afterwards agreed to by paragraphs. Editors' note: In order to model this process, the editors have created a new version of the letter, onto which the individual paragraphs are proposed and agreed in order. This vote was likely unanimous.
Also tagged as: New, Congress, Time
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Dickinson's Amendment Requiring Congressional Consent to Duties to Cover Cost of Customs Service
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report on Ratification and Enactment of Constitution
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XIII: Mason Renews His Amendment
1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 13th article Provided that no State shall be restrained from imposing the usual Duties on produce exported from such State, for the sole purpose of defraying the charges of inspecting, packing, storing, and indemnifying the losses on such produce, while in the custody of public Officers: but all such regulations shall, in case of abuse, be subject to the revision and controul of Congress. which passed in the affirmative.
1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for Duties to Cover Cost of Customs Service with Congressional Oversight
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the 13th article Provided that no State shall be restrained from imposing the usual Duties on produce exported from such State, for the sole purpose of defraying the charges of inspecting, packing, storing, and indemnifying the losses on such produce, while in the custody of public Officers: but all such regulations shall, in case of abuse, be subject to the revision and controul of Congress. which passed in the affirmative. [Aye
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 4 - "Except As To the Places of Choosing Senators"
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Prohibiting Congress from Altering Location of Senatorial Elections
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art. 1. sect. 4. “except as to the places of choosing Senators” added nem: con: to the end of the first clause, in order to exempt the seats of Govt in the States from the power of Congress
Also tagged as: Places, Congress, States, Sect, Senators, Power, Choosing
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 8 - Rutledge to Strike Out Appointment of Treasurer
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Amendment to Remove Congressional Power to Appoint Treasurer
Also tagged as: Appointed, Power, Congress, Appoint, Officers
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 8 - Madison/Pinckney for University without Religious Qualifications
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison was in favor of it. It did not restrain Congress from establishing a military force in time of peace if found necessary; and as armies in time of peace are allowed on all hands to be an evil, it is well to discountenance them by the Constitution, as far as will consist with the essential power of the Govt. on that head. Mr Govr. Morris opposed the motion as setting a dishonorable mark of distinction on the military class of Citizens Mr Pinkney & Mr. Bedford concurred in the oppo
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Congressional Power to Define Offences Against the Law of Nations
Also tagged as: Punish, Member, Offences, Power, Law, Nations
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman— It is unnecessary— The power of Congress does not extend to the Press.
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Franklin's Amendment for Congressional Power to Cut Canals
Also tagged as: Power, Necessary, Sect
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Congressional Power to Establish a University
Also tagged as: Congress, Powers, Power, List, Vested, Establish
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison was in favor of it. It did not restrain Congress from establishing a military force in time of peace if found necessary; and as armies in time of peace are allowed on all hands to be an evil, it is well to discountenance them by the Constitution, as far as will consist with the essential power of the Govt. on that head. Mr Govr. Morris opposed the motion as setting a dishonorable mark of distinction on the military class of Citizens Mr Pinkney & Mr. Bedford concurred in the oppositi
Also tagged as: Peace, Time, Congress, Necessary, Class, Citizens, Consist, Constitution, Power
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Gerry entered into observations inculcating the importance of public faith, and the propriety of the restraint put on the States from impairing the obligation of contracts — Alledging that Congress ought to be laid under the like prohibitions. he made a motion to that effect. He was not 2ded.
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman— It is unnecessary— The power of Congress does not extend to the Press.
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's amendment Prohibiting Congress from Impairing the Obligation of Contracts
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Gerry entered into observations inculcating the importance of public faith, and the propriety of the restraint put on the States from impairing the obligation of contracts — Alledging that Congress ought to be laid under the like prohibitions. he made a motion to that effect. He was not 2ded Editors' note: The motion was dropped for lack of a second.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Rutledge objected on account of the delay it would produce and the impropriety of addressing the people before it was known whether Congress would approve and support the plan— Congress, if an address be thought proper can prepare as good a one— The members of the Convention can also explain the reasons of what has been done to their respective Constituents. Mr Sherman concurred in the opinion that an address was both unnecessary and improper.
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Rutledge objected on account of the delay it would produce and the impropriety of addressing the people before it was known whether Congress would approve and support the plan— Congress, if an address be thought proper can prepare as good a one— The members of the Convention can also explain the reasons of what has been done to their respective Constituents. Mr Sherman concurred in the opinion that an address was both unnecessary and improper.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - Duties and Imposts for US Treasury
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - Duties and Imposts for US Treasury: Motion to Strike Out Last Part
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment on Imposts and Duties
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On a motion to strike out the last part “and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and controul of the Congress” it passed in the Negative. N. H. no. Mas. no. Ct no— N. J. no. Pa divd. Del. no. Md. no Va ay— N— C— ay. S. C. no Geo. ay. [Ayes — 3; noes — 7; divided — 1.]
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Remove Congressional Oversight
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On a motion to strike out the last part “and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and controul of 〈the〉 Congress” 〈it passed in the Negative.〉 N. H. no. Mas. no. Ct no— N. J. no. Pa divd. Del. no. Md. no Va ay— N— C— ay. S. C. no Geo. ay. [Ayes — 3; noes — 7; divided — 1.]
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - No State Restrained from Duties of Tonnage
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: McHenry's Amendment for Duties to Improve Harbors and Lighthouses
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - No Duties of Tonnage without Consent of Congress
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On motion “that no State shall lay any duty on tonnage without the Consent of Congress” N. H— ay— Mas. ay. Ct. divd. N. J. ay. Pa. no. Del. ay. Md. ay. Va. no. N— C. no. S— C. ay. Geo. no. [Ayes — 6; noes — 4; divided — 1.]
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Langdon's Amendment Against Duties on Tonnage Without Consent of Congress
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - Restrictions Remoulded
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On motion “that no State shall lay any duty on tonnage without the Consent of Congress” N. H— ay— Mas. ay. Ct. divd. N. J. ay. Pa. no. Del. ay. Md. ay. Va. no. N— C. no. S— C. ay. Geo. no. [Ayes — 6; noes — 4; divided — 1.]
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting the Final Clause Article I: Section 10
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The remainder of the paragraph was then remoulded and passed as follows viz— “No State shall without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay” Editors' note: Madison does not provide a vote count.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 2: Section 2 - Second Clause: Morris/Sherman's Amendment
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment to Prohibit Presidential Pardon for Treason
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment Allowing Congress to Delegate Appointments
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 4: Section 3 - Gerry's Amendment
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art— V. “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem necessary, or on the application of two thirds of the Legislatures of the several States shall propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part thereof, when the same shall have been ratified by three fourths at least of the Legislatures of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress:
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison did not see why Congress would not be as much bound to propose amendments applied for by two thirds of the States as to call a call a Convention on the like application. He saw no objection however against providing for a Convention for the purpose of amendments, except only that difficulties might arise as to the form, the quorum &c. which in Constitutional regulations ought to be as much as possible avoided.
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 5: Mason on Navigation Acts
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article VII: Randolph for Amendments by State Conventions
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney. These declarations from members so respectable at the close of this important scene, give a peculiar solemnity to the present moment. He descanted on the consequences of calling forth the deliberations & amendments of the different States on the subject of Government at large. Nothing but confusion & contrariety could spring from the experiment. The States will never agree in their plans— And the Deputies to a second Convention coming together under the discordant impressions of the
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article IV: Section 3 (Admittance of States)
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify Role of Congress in Preventing Domestic Violence
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman expressed his fears that three fourths of the States might be brought to do things fatal to particular States, as abolishing them altogether or depriving them of their equality in the Senate. He thought it reasonable that the proviso in favor of the States importing slaves should be extended so as to provide that no State should be affected in its internal police, or deprived of its equality in the Senate. Col: Mason thought the plan of amending the Constitution exceptionable & dang
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison did not see why Congress would not be as much bound to propose amendments applied for by two thirds of the States as to call a call a Convention on the like application. He saw no objection however against providing for a Convention for the purpose of amendments, except only that difficulties might arise as to the form, the quorum &c. which in Constitutional regulations ought to be as much as possible avoided.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment Requiring a Two Thirds Majority to Pass Navigation Acts
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment on Amendments by State Conventions Requiring a Second Constitutional Convention
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney. These declarations from members so respectable at the close of this important scene, give a peculiar solemnity to the present moment. He descanted on the consequences of calling forth the deliberations & amendments of the different States on the subject of Government at large. Nothing but confusion & contrariety could spring from the experiment. The States will never agree in their plans— And the Deputies to a second Convention coming together under the discordant impressions of the
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: There is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the general government being paramount to the laws and constitution of the several States, the Declaration of Rights in the separate States are no security. Nor are the people secured even in the enjoyment of the benefit of the common law. In the House of Representatives there is not the substance but the shadow only of representation; which can never produce proper information in the legislature, or inspire confidence in the people; the laws
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Docr. Franklin rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency, and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following. Mr. President I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thou
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Docr. Franklin rose with a speech in his hand, which he had reduced to writing for his own conveniency, and which Mr. Wilson read in the words following. “Mr. President I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Constitution of the United States - Gorham's Motion for One Representative per Thirty Thousand
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gorham's Amendment for One Representative per Thirty Thousand People
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Randolph then rose and with an allusion to the observations of Docr Franklin, apologized for his refusing to sign the Constitution, notwithstanding the vast majority & venerable names that would give sanction to its wisdom and its worth. He said however that he did not mean by this refusal to decide that he should oppose the Constitution without doors. He meant only to keep himself free to be governed by his duty as it should be prescribed by his future judgment — He refused to sign, because
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Randolph then rose and with an allusion to the observations of Docr Franklin, apologized for his refusing to sign the Constitution, notwithstanding the vast majority & venerable names that would give sanction to its wisdom and its worth. He said however that he did not mean by this refusal to decide that he should oppose the Constitution without doors. He meant only to keep himself free to be governed by his duty as it should be prescribed by his future judgment — He refused to sign, because
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolution that the President retain the Journal.
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Redraft of Letter to Congress
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: Farrand includes a final version of the letter George Washington sent to Congress. The contents of the letter were agreed on 12 September, but the letter itself states that it was written in the Convention on 17 September and then unanimously ordered to be delivered to Congress. It is unclear at what stage in the proceedings the letter was drawn up, as neither Madison nor any other delegate made a note of it.
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: Farrand includes a final version of the letter George Washington sent to Congress. The contents of the letter were agreed on 12 September, but the letter itself states that it was written in the Convention on 17 September and then unanimously ordered to be delivered to Congress. It is unclear at what stage in the proceedings the letter was drawn up, as neither Madison nor any other delegate made a note of it. A printed copy of the letter can be found in the Library of Congress,
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolutions of Transmittal to Congress
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: These two resolutions, sent to Congress by the Convention, were taken from the Report Articles XXII and XXIII, which had been previously postponed. They were clearly written into a document to be sent to Congress alongside the Constitution and the Letter, though neither Madison nor any other delegate made a note of this proceeding. The document states that it was sent 'by the Unanimous Order of the Convention'.
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: President to Retain the Journal and Papers
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The President having asked what the Convention meant should be done with the Journals &c, whether copies were to be allowed to the members if applied for. It was Resolved nem: con: "that he retain the Journal and other papers, subject to the order of Congress, if ever formed under the Constitution."
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The Constitution being signed by all the Members except Mr Randolph, Mr Mason, and Mr. Gerry who declined giving it the sanction of their names Editors' note: McHenry records the following note alongside the signing of the Constitution: 'Major Jackson Secry. to carry it to Congress — Injunction of secrecy taken off. Members to be provided with printed copies'.
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts.
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts...
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts..
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts...F
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts..
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts...G
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts..
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: From Massachusetts...E
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Connec
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Connecticu
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Conn
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Connecti
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Connec
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Connecticu
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Penns
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Pennsylva
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Penns
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Pennsylva
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Penn
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Pennsylv
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Pennsy
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Pennsylvan
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Virgi
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From Virginia.
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From South
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday, the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, pursuant to a resolution of the late Congress, made in conformity to the resolutions of the Federal Convention of the 17th September, 1787: being the first session of the Congress held under the Constitution aforesaid. On which day, the following members of the House of Representatives appeared and took their seats, to wit: [...] From South Caro
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'But a quorum of the whole number not being present, the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.' [Editor's note: Beginning on 4 March 1789, members began to arrive at the First Congress. The assembled members met daily (barring Sundays) to ascertain whether enough delegates from enough states had arrived to form a quorum. If not, they adjourned. Though the delegates met almost daily from 4 March to 1 April before becoming quorate, only those days where new members arrived are
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1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'But a quorum of the whole number not being present, the House adjourned until to-morrow morning eleven o'clock.' [Editor's note: Beginning on 4 March 1789, members began to arrive at the First Congress. The assembled members met daily (barring Sundays) to ascertain whether enough delegates from enough states had arrived to form a quorum. If not, they adjourned. Though the delegates met almost daily from 4 March to 1 April before becoming quorate, only those days where new members arrived are r
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint a Rules Committee
Also tagged as: Rights, House, Rules
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint a Rules Committee
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint a Doorkeeper and Assistant Doorkeeper
Also tagged as: House, Congress, Rights, Others, Rules, Place, First, Service
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint a Doorkeeper and Assistant Doorkeeper
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, 'Resolved, That a doorkeeper and an assistant doorkeeper be appointed for the service of this House' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess. 2 April 1789). *** 'Resolved, That a door keeper and assistant doorkeeper be appointed for the service of this House' (Annals of Congress, 1st. Cong., 1st sess., 101).
Also tagged as: Congress, House, Service
1789-04-02 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, 'Resolved, That a doorkeeper and an assistant doorkeeper be appointed for the service of this House' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess. 2 April 1789). *** 'Resolved, That a door keeper and assistant doorkeeper be appointed for the service of this House' (Annals of Congress, 1st. Cong., 1st sess., 101).
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Elect a Doorkeeper
Also tagged as: Senate, Congress
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Elect a Doorkeeper
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'James Mathews was elected door-keeper' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'James Mathews was elected door-keeper' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'James Mathews was elected door-keeper' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'James Mathews was elected door-keeper' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Appoint a Rules Committee
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Appoint a Rules Committee
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the Senate: Rules Committee: 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Government, Representatives, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases
1789-04-07 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Messrs. ELLSWORTH, LEE, STRONG, MACLAY, and BASSETT, were appointed a committee to prepare rules for the government of the two Houses in cases of conference, and to take under consideration the manner of electing chaplains, and to confer thereupon with a committee of the House of Representatives. The same committee were also to prepare rules for conducting the business of the Senate' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 18).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: House, State, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: House, State, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: House, State, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
Also tagged as: State, House, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole on the state of the Union...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 106).
1789-04-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-04-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion of Mr. LEE, the committee rose and reported progress...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 120).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion of Mr. LEE, the committee rose and reported progress...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 120).
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Floyd arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining t
Also tagged as: Following, Take, House, First, Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Floyd arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining the
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Sinnickson arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as join
Also tagged as: Congress, Take, Following, First, House
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Sinnickson arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joinin
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Seney arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining t
Also tagged as: Following, Take, House, First, Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Seney arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining the
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Burke arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining t
Also tagged as: Following, Take, House, First, Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Burke arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining the
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Huger arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining t
Also tagged as: Following, Take, House, First, Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Huger arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining the
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Smith arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining t
Also tagged as: Following, Take, House, First, Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Several other members, viz: William Floyd, from New York, Thomas Sinnickson, from New Jersey, Joshua Seney, from Maryland, and Edanus Burke, Daniel Huger, and William Smith, from South Carolina, appeared to take their seats' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 13 April 1789). [Editor's note: As stated in both the House Journal and the Annals, Smith arrived in Congress on 13 April 1789. However, as the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day, he is here represented as joining the
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion of Mr. BLAND, the committee rose and reported progress' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 148).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-04-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion of Mr. BLAND, the committee rose and reported progress' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 148).
1789-04-15 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Conference Rules Committee Report
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Representatives, Resolved, State, Case, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases, Services, Amendment, Time
1789-04-15 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Conference Rules Committee Report
1789-04-15 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The committee appointed the 7th of April, to prepare a system of rules to govern the two Houses in cases of conference, to take into consideration the manner electing chaplains, and to confer thereon with a committee of the House of Representatives, reported: That they had conferred on the business with a Committee of the House of Representatives for that purpose appointed. Whereupon, Resolved, That, in every case of an amendment to a bill agreed to in one House and dissented to in the other
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Representatives, Resolved, State, Case, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases, Services, Amendment, Time
1789-04-15 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The committee appointed the 7th of April, to prepare a system of rules to govern the two Houses in cases of conference, to take into consideration the manner electing chaplains, and to confer thereon with a committee of the House of Representatives, reported: That they had conferred on the business with a Committee of the House of Representatives for that purpose appointed. Whereupon, Resolved, That, in every case of an amendment to a bill agreed to in one House and dissented to in the other,
1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Letter from the Senate - 16 April
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Representatives, Taken, Papers, Take, Houses, Rules, Cases, Respecting
1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Letter from the Senate - 16 April
1789-04-24 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, Resolved, That so much of the standing rules and orders of this House as prescribes the enacted style of bills, be rescinded.' [Editor's note: A Committee on Conveying Documents between the House and Senate produced a report on this topic that, upon being read in the House session, was recommitted to its originating committee. The editors have not represented this committee in the timelines, because its actions at this point in the Congressional Session do not have a direct bea
Also tagged as: Rights, House, Senate, Rules, Resolved
1789-04-24 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, Resolved, That so much of the standing rules and orders of this House as prescribes the enacted style of bills, be rescinded.' [Editor's note: A Committee on Conveying Documents between the House and Senate produced a report on this topic that, upon being read in the House session, was recommitted to its originating committee. The editors have not represented this committee in the timelines, because its actions at this point in the Congressional Session do not have a direct bearing
1789-04-27 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, Resolved, That this House will, on Friday next, proceed by ballot to the appointment of a Chaplain to Congress, on the part of this House.'
Also tagged as: House, Part, Congress, Resolved
1789-04-27 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion, Resolved, That this House will, on Friday next, proceed by ballot to the appointment of a Chaplain to Congress, on the part of this House.'
1789-04-30 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Implied Motion to Adjourn
Also tagged as: United, Congress, States
1789-04-30 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Implied Motion to Adjourn
1789-04-30 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'This being the day on which the President of the United States was inaugurated no other business, of course, was attended to' (Annals of Congress, 1st. Cong., 1st sess., 241).
Also tagged as: Congress, United, States
1789-04-30 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'This being the day on which the President of the United States was inaugurated no other business, of course, was attended to' (Annals of Congress, 1st. Cong., 1st sess., 241).
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: John Hathorn, from New York, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 23 April 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Hathorn arrived in Congress on 23 April 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day or the several days following. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee on its first meeting following his arrival.]
Also tagged as: Several, House, Following, Congress, State
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: John Hathorn, from New York, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 23 April 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Hathorn arrived in Congress on 23 April 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day or the several days following. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee on its first meeting following his arrival.]
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: Jonathan Grout, from Massachusetts, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 30 April 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Grout arrived in Congress on 30 April 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on its first meeting following his arrival.]
Also tagged as: State, House, Following, First, Congress
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: Jonathan Grout, from Massachusetts, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 30 April 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Grout arrived in Congress on 30 April 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on its first meeting following his arrival.]
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
Also tagged as: House, Congress, Resolved, Rights, Following, Adopting
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Elect a Chaplain
Also tagged as: House, Congress, Representatives, Part, Order, According
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Elect a Chaplain
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the whole, Mr. PAGE in the chair. And after adopting the following resolution, the committee rose...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 242).
Also tagged as: Following, House, Adopting, Congress, Resolved
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The House accordingly resolved itself into a Committee of the whole, Mr. PAGE in the chair. And after adopting the following resolution, the committee rose...' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 242).
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion of Mr. Sherman, the house proceeded to the order of the day, viz. The appointment of a Chaplain to the house of Representatives...' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 2 May 1789, 430). *** 'The House then, according to the order of the day, proceeded by ballot to the appointment Of a Chaplain to Congress on the part of this House; and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of the Rev. William Linn' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong
Also tagged as: House, Congress, Representatives, Part, Order, Favor, According
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion of Mr. Sherman, the house proceeded to the order of the day, viz. The appointment of a Chaplain to the house of Representatives...' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 2 May 1789, 430). *** 'The House then, according to the order of the day, proceeded by ballot to the appointment Of a Chaplain to Congress on the part of this House; and upon examining the ballots, a majority of the votes of the whole House was found in favor of the Rev. William Linn' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion of Mr. Sherman, the house proceeded to the order of the day, viz. The appointment of a Chaplain to the house of Representatives and on calling up the ballots it appears that the Rev. Mr. Wm. Lynn, had 27 votes. Rev. Mr. Rogers, 19. Wherefore the Rev. Mr. Lynn was declared to be duly appointed, and the Clerk was directed to notify the Senate thereof' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 2 May 1789, 430). *** 'The House then, according to the order of the day, proceeded by
Also tagged as: House, Senate, Congress, Representatives, Part, Order, Favor, According
1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'On motion of Mr. Sherman, the house proceeded to the order of the day, viz. The appointment of a Chaplain to the house of Representatives and on calling up the ballots it appears that the Rev. Mr. Wm. Lynn, had 27 votes. Rev. Mr. Rogers, 19. Wherefore the Rev. Mr. Lynn was declared to be duly appointed, and the Clerk was directed to notify the Senate thereof' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 2 May 1789, 430). *** 'The House then, according to the order of the day, proceeded by ballot to
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: James Madison's Notice
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, Proposed, First, Part, States, Subject, Make, Constitution, Necessary, Fourth, Amendments, Fifth, Time
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: James Madison's Notice
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Assign a Date for the Discussion of Amendments
Also tagged as: Pursuant, United, House, Congress, Following, States, Informed, Order, Powers, Fact, Constitution, Exercise, Amendments
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Assign a Date for the Discussion of Amendments
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered that the 4th Monday in May be assigned for the consideration of the exercise of the powers vested in Congress by the 5th article of the constitution, relative to amendments' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 5 May 1789). *** 'Mr. MADISON gave notice, that on the fourth Monday of the present month, he should introduce the subject of amendments to the Constitution, agreeably to the fifth article of the Constitution: He thought it necessary thus early to mention the business, as it
Also tagged as: United, Congress, Proposed, States, Subject, Powers, Constitution, Exercise, Fourth, Amendments, Fifth, Time, Necessary
1789-05-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered that the 4th Monday in May be assigned for the consideration of the exercise of the powers vested in Congress by the 5th article of the constitution, relative to amendments' (New-York Daily Gazette, edition of 5 May 1789). *** 'Mr. MADISON gave notice, that on the fourth Monday of the present month, he should introduce the subject of amendments to the Constitution, agreeably to the fifth article of the Constitution: He thought it necessary thus early to mention the business, as it was
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Virginia's Address to the Congress
Also tagged as: Several, United, House, Congress, Representatives, Following, State, States, Constitution, People, Obtaining, Amendments, Time
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Virginia's Address to the Congress
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Refer Virginia's Address
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, Committed, State, Taken, States, Nature, Thirds, Number, Due, Fourth, Amendments, Time
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Refer Virginia's Address
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. BLAND observed, that this application was made with a view of obtaining amendments to the constitution in one of the two modes pointed out in the 5th article; that copies of the application with an address had been sent to the several states, but that few of them seemed to have coincided with Virginia in opinion, and whether the apprehensions of the people of that state were well or ill founded, time alone would determine. He wished that the paper might be referred to a committee of the who
Also tagged as: Taken, States, Informed, Take, Best, Due, Place, United, Prescribed, State, Nature, Order, Obtaining, Exercise, House, Congress, Liberty, Constitution, According, Amendments, Time, People, Several, Committed, Subject, Thirds, Number
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. BLAND observed, that this application was made with a view of obtaining amendments to the constitution in one of the two modes pointed out in the 5th article; that copies of the application with an address had been sent to the several states, but that few of them seemed to have coincided with Virginia in opinion, and whether the apprehensions of the people of that state were well or ill founded, time alone would determine. He wished that the paper might be referred to a committee of the who
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adjourn
Also tagged as: House, Congress
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adjourn
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: '[Bland] moved the adjournment, and the House agreed to it' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 276).
Also tagged as: House, Congress
1789-05-05 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: '[Bland] moved the adjournment, and the House agreed to it' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 276).
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: New York's Address to the Congress
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, Representatives, State, States
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: New York's Address to the Congress
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to File New York's Address
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, Preserved, States, Amendments, Original
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to File New York's Address
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That the said application be entered on the Journal, and carefully preserved by the Clerk of this House, among the files in his office' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 6 May 1789; Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 282). *** 'Mr. Lawrence presented the application of the Legislature of New York, dated 5th Feb. last, for calling a convention to consider amendments, which after being read over, was disposed of in the same manner which the application from Virginia
Also tagged as: House, Amendments, Congress, Preserved
1789-05-06 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That the said application be entered on the Journal, and carefully preserved by the Clerk of this House, among the files in his office' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 6 May 1789; Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 282). *** 'Mr. Lawrence presented the application of the Legislature of New York, dated 5th Feb. last, for calling a convention to consider amendments, which after being read over, was disposed of in the same manner which the application from Virginia was
1789-05-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit, John Vining, from Delaware, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 6 May 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Vining arrived in Congress on 6 May 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on its first meeting following his arrival.]
Also tagged as: State, House, Following, First, Congress
1789-05-08 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit, John Vining, from Delaware, appeared and took his seat' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 6 May 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Vining arrived in Congress on 6 May 1789. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day. As a result, he is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on its first meeting following his arrival.]
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 19 May 1789). [Editor's note: Though the Committee of the Whole does not, on this day, discuss a topic relevant to the Bill of Rights, an important procedural event takes place that has some bearing on the Bill of Rights proceedings and reoccurs la
Also tagged as: Several, House, Congress, First, Resolved, Rights, State, Order, Rules, Place, According
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The House, according to the order of the day, resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. Mr. Speaker left the chair. Mr. Trumbull took the chair of the committee' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 19 May 1789). [Editor's note: Though the Committee of the Whole does not, on this day, discuss a topic relevant to the Bill of Rights, an important procedural event takes place that has some bearing on the Bill of Rights proceedings and reoccurs later in
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The motion being changed for the rising of the committee, it was agreed to' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 399).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-05-19 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The motion being changed for the rising of the committee, it was agreed to' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 399).
1789-05-25 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Postpone Consideration of Amendments
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, Amendments, Subject, States, Make, Take, Constitution, Number, Fourth, According, Fifth, Time
1789-05-25 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Postpone Consideration of Amendments
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Another member, to wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, from Maryland, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
Also tagged as: Pursuant, United, Congress, Oath, States, Constitution
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Another member, to wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, from Maryland, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Consider Amendments in the Committee of the Whole
Also tagged as: United, House, Congress, State, Subject, States, Take, Constitution, Amendments, Fifth
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Consider Amendments in the Committee of the Whole
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Smith's Proposal for a Select Committee
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Smith's Proposal for a Select Committee
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. JACKSON.—I am of the opinion we ought not to be in a hurry with respect to altering the constitution. For my part, I have no idea of speculating in this serious manner on theory. If I agree to alterations in the mode of administering this Government, I shall like to stand on the sure ground of experience, and not be treading air. What experience have we had of the good or bad qualities of this constitution? Can any gentleman affirm to me one proposition that is a certain and absolute amend
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. JACKSON.—I am of the opinion we ought not to be in a hurry with respect to altering the constitution. For my part, I have no idea of speculating in this serious manner on theory. If I agree to alterations in the mode of administering this Government, I shall like to stand on the sure ground of experience, and not be treading air. What experience have we had of the good or bad qualities of this constitution? Can any gentleman affirm to me one proposition that is a certain and absolute amend
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Jackson's Proposal to Postpone Discussion of Amendments to 1 March 1790
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Jackson's Proposal to Postpone Discussion of Amendments to 1 March 1790
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. GOODHUE observed, that though he considered it as being premature to take up the subject of amendments at the present time; yet he could not conceive the propriety of postponing the matter to so long a period—it certainly was the general idea that amendments should be considered, and a regard to the wishes of our constituents required that they should be attended to as soon as public interest permitted. Mr. BURKE made some objections of a similar import with those which fell from Mr. G
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. GOODHUE observed, that though he considered it as being premature to take up the subject of amendments at the present time; yet he could not conceive the propriety of postponing the matter to so long a period—it certainly was the general idea that amendments should be considered, and a regard to the wishes of our constituents required that they should be attended to as soon as public interest permitted. Mr. BURKE made some objections of a similar import with those which fell from Mr. Goo
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. MADISON.—I am sorry to be accessary [sic] to the loss of a single moment of time by the House. If I had been indulged in my motion, and we had gone into a Committee of the whole, I think we might have rose and resumed the consideration of other businesses before this time; that is, so far as it depended upon what I proposed to bring forward. As that mode seems not to give satisfaction, I will withdraw the motion, and move you, sir, that a select committee be appointed to consider and report
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. MADISON.—I am sorry to be accessary [sic] to the loss of a single moment of time by the House. If I had been indulged in my motion, and we had gone into a Committee of the whole, I think we might have rose and resumed the consideration of other businesses before this time; that is, so far as it depended upon what I proposed to bring forward. As that mode seems not to give satisfaction, I will withdraw the motion, and move you, sir, that a select committee be appointed to consider and report
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Appoint a Select Committee on Amendments
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Appoint a Select Committee on Amendments
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Proposed Amendments
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Proposed Amendments
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. JACKSON.—The more I consider the subject of amendments, the more I am convinced it is improper. I revere the rights of my constituents as much as any gentleman in Congress, yet I am against inserting a declaration of rights in the constitution, and that for some of the reasons referred to by the gentleman last up. If such an addition is not dangerous or improper, it is at least unnecessary: that is a sufficient reason for not entering into the subject at a time when there are urgent calls f
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. JACKSON.—The more I consider the subject of amendments, the more I am convinced it is improper. I revere the rights of my constituents as much as any gentleman in Congress, yet I am against inserting a declaration of rights in the constitution, and that for some of the reasons referred to by the gentleman last up. If such an addition is not dangerous or improper, it is at least unnecessary: that is a sufficient reason for not entering into the subject at a time when there are urgent calls f
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Defer Consideration of Amendments Until 1 July 1789
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Defer Consideration of Amendments Until 1 July 1789
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. SUMTER.—I consider the subject of amendments of such great importance to the Union, that I shall be glad to see it undertaken in any manner. I am not, Mr. Speaker disposed to sacrifice substance to form; therefore, whether the business shall originate in a Committee of the whole, or in the House, is a matter of indifference to me, so that it be put in train. Although I am seriously inclined to give this subject a full discussion, yet I do not wish it to be fully entered into at present, but
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. SUMTER.—I consider the subject of amendments of such great importance to the Union, that I shall be glad to see it undertaken in any manner. I am not, Mr. Speaker disposed to sacrifice substance to form; therefore, whether the business shall originate in a Committee of the whole, or in the House, is a matter of indifference to me, so that it be put in train. Although I am seriously inclined to give this subject a full discussion, yet I do not wish it to be fully entered into at present, but
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. MADISON arose and withdrew his last motion for a select committee...' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 10 June 1789). *** 'Mr. MADISON found himself unfortunate in not satisfying gentlemen with respect to the mode of introducing the business; he thought from the dignity and peculiarity of the subject, that it ought to be referred to a Committee of the whole. He accordingly made that motion first, but finding himself not likely to succeed in that way, he had changed his groun
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. MADISON arose and withdrew his last motion for a select committee...' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 10 June 1789). *** 'Mr. MADISON found himself unfortunate in not satisfying gentlemen with respect to the mode of introducing the business; he thought from the dignity and peculiarity of the subject, that it ought to be referred to a Committee of the whole. He accordingly made that motion first, but finding himself not likely to succeed in that way, he had changed his ground.
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adopt Madison's Proposed Amendments as Resolutions
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adopt Madison's Proposed Amendments as Resolutions
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Refer the Motion to Adopt Madison's Proposed Amendments as Resolutions to the Committee of the Whole
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Refer the Motion to Adopt Madison's Proposed Amendments as Resolutions to the Committee of the Whole
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. [BLAND] LEE thought it ought to be taken up in that committee; and hoped his colleague would bring the propositions before the committee, when on the state of the Union, as he had originally intended' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 467).
Also tagged as: State, Taken, Congress
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. [BLAND] LEE thought it ought to be taken up in that committee; and hoped his colleague would bring the propositions before the committee, when on the state of the Union, as he had originally intended' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 467).
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Boudinot's Motion to Appoint a Select Committee on Amendments
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Boudinot's Motion to Appoint a Select Committee on Amendments
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'At length Mr. LAWRENCE's motion was agreed to, and Mr. MADISON's propositions were ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468). *** 'After a few more observations the motion of Mr. LAWRANCE being put was carried in the affirmative' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 10 June 1789). *** 'A motion was made and seconded, that the House do come to a resolution, stating certain specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Con
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'At length Mr. LAWRENCE's motion was agreed to, and Mr. MADISON's propositions were ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468). *** 'After a few more observations the motion of Mr. LAWRANCE being put was carried in the affirmative' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 10 June 1789). *** 'A motion was made and seconded, that the House do come to a resolution, stating certain specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Congress to
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: Gerry's motion to postpone consideration of amendments to 1 July does not seem to have received a second and was not taken up for discussion or vote (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 466).]
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: Gerry's motion to postpone consideration of amendments to 1 July does not seem to have received a second and was not taken up for discussion or vote (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 466).]
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. BOUDINOT wished the appointment of a select committee, but afterwards withdrew his motion' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468).
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. BOUDINOT wished the appointment of a select committee, but afterwards withdrew his motion' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468).
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'At length Mr. Lawrence's motion was agreed to, and Mr. Madison's propositions were ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong. 1st sess., 468). *** 'A motion was made and seconded, that the House do come to a resolution, stating certain specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States: Whereupon, Ordered, That the
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'At length Mr. Lawrence's motion was agreed to, and Mr. Madison's propositions were ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong. 1st sess., 468). *** 'A motion was made and seconded, that the House do come to a resolution, stating certain specific amendments, proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States: Whereupon, Ordered, That the said
1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, from Maryland, appeared, and took his seat...' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 8 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Stone arrived at Congress on 8 June 1789. However, though Madison's amendments were referred to the Committee of the Whole on that day, the Committee did not hold a formal meeting. As a result, Stone is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on the following day –
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1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another member, to wit: Michael Jenifer Stone, from Maryland, appeared, and took his seat...' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 8 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Stone arrived at Congress on 8 June 1789. However, though Madison's amendments were referred to the Committee of the Whole on that day, the Committee did not hold a formal meeting. As a result, Stone is here represented as joining the Committee of the Whole on the following day – 9
1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Madison's Proposed Amendments
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1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Madison's Proposed Amendments
1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
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1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The committee then rose and reported progress, and the House adjourned' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468).
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1789-06-09 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The committee then rose and reported progress, and the House adjourned' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 468).
1789-06-15 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia...appeared, and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
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1789-06-15 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia...appeared, and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
1789-06-15 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Two other members, to wit...Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared, and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
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1789-06-15 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Two other members, to wit...Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared, and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia, and Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker; pursuant to a late act of Congress' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 15 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Brown arrived at Congress on 15 June. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that da
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1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia, and Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker; pursuant to a late act of Congress' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 15 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Brown arrived at Congress on 15 June. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that day.
1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia, and Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker; pursuant to a late act of Congress' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 15 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Sedgwick arrived at Congress on 15 June. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that
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1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Two other members, to wit: John Brown, from Virginia, and Theodore Sedgwick, from Massachusetts, appeared and took their seats; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to them by the Speaker; pursuant to a late act of Congress' (U.S. House Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 15 June 1789). [Editor's note: As both the House Journal and the Annals state, Sedgwick arrived at Congress on 15 June. However, the Committee of the Whole did not meet on that d
1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
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1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the committee rose and reported progress' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 498).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-06-16 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the committee rose and reported progress' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 498).
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another Member, to wit: George Mathews, from Georgia, appeared and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
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1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Another Member, to wit: George Mathews, from Georgia, appeared and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Another Member, to wit: George Mathews, from Georgia, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
Also tagged as: Pursuant, United, Congress, Oath, States, Constitution
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Another Member, to wit: George Mathews, from Georgia, appeared, and took his seat; the oath to support the Constitution of the United States having been first administered to him by the Speaker, pursuant to a late act of Congress.'
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
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1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the committee then rose, and the Speaker resumed the chair' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 533).
Also tagged as: Congress
1789-06-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'On motion, the committee then rose, and the Speaker resumed the chair' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 533).
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Madison's Proposed Amendments
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Madison's Proposed Amendments
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Go Into a Committee of the Whole on Amendments
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Madison's Motion to Go Into a Committee of the Whole on Amendments
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Massachusetts Form of Ratification
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Massachusetts Form of Ratification
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Ames' Motion to Refer Amendments to a Select Committee
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Ames' Motion to Refer Amendments to a Select Committee
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: South Carolina Form of Ratification
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: South Carolina Form of Ratification
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. SEDGWICK opposed the motion, for the reasons given by his colleague, observing that the members from the several States proposing amendments would no doubt drag the House through the consideration of every one, whatever their fate might be after they were discussed; now gentlemen had only to reflect on this, and conceive the length of time the business would take up, if managed in this way. Mr. WHITE thought no time would be saved by appointing a select committee. Every member would Iik
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. SEDGWICK opposed the motion, for the reasons given by his colleague, observing that the members from the several States proposing amendments would no doubt drag the House through the consideration of every one, whatever their fate might be after they were discussed; now gentlemen had only to reflect on this, and conceive the length of time the business would take up, if managed in this way. Mr. WHITE thought no time would be saved by appointing a select committee. Every member would Iike
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: New Hampshire Form of Ratification
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: New Hampshire Form of Ratification
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. AMES proposed that the committee of the whole house should be discharged from their obligation to consider the motion of 8th of June on the subject of amendments, and that the said motion [Madison's proposals], and such other amendments as have been proposed by the several States be referred to a special committee—this being seconded by several members, occasioned a debate, which terminated in favor of the motion of Mr. AMES, by a large majority...' (Gazette of the United States, edition of
Also tagged as: Several, United, House, Congress, Proposed, State, States, Subject, Favor, Amendments
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. AMES proposed that the committee of the whole house should be discharged from their obligation to consider the motion of 8th of June on the subject of amendments, and that the said motion [Madison's proposals], and such other amendments as have been proposed by the several States be referred to a special committee—this being seconded by several members, occasioned a debate, which terminated in favor of the motion of Mr. AMES, by a large majority...' (Gazette of the United States, edition of
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Virginia Form of Ratification
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Virginia Form of Ratification
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Gerry's Motion to Bring State Amendments Forward
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Gerry's Motion to Bring State Amendments Forward
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Amendments Proposed by the Virginia Convention
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: Amendments Proposed by the Virginia Convention
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. PAGE replied, that such motion would be out of order, until the present question was determined. A desultory conversation ensued, and it was questioned whether the subject generally was to be before the Committee of the whole, or those specific propositions only which had already been introduced. Mr. GERRY said, that it was a matter of indifference how this question was understood, because no gentleman could pretend to deny another the privilege of bringing forward propositions conf
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Mr. PAGE replied, that such motion would be out of order, until the present question was determined. A desultory conversation ensued, and it was questioned whether the subject generally was to be before the Committee of the whole, or those specific propositions only which had already been introduced. Mr. GERRY said, that it was a matter of indifference how this question was understood, because no gentleman could pretend to deny another the privilege of bringing forward propositions conforma
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: New York Form of Ratification
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of Eleven: New York Form of Ratification
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from proceeding on a motion referred to the said committee, on the eighth day of June last, stating certain specific amendments proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States; and that the said motion, together with the amendments to the said Constitution, as proposed by the several States, be
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union be discharged from proceeding on a motion referred to the said committee, on the eighth day of June last, stating certain specific amendments proper to be proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the States, to become, if ratified by three-fourths thereof, part of the Constitution of the United States; and that the said motion, together with the amendments to the said Constitution, as proposed by the several States, be
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: At this point in the proceedings, Madison moves to go into the Committee of the Whole to consider amendments to the Constitution. Several delegates argued the expedience of this idea and either rejected it outright or suggested, rather, that a select committee be appointed to consider the states' objections to the Constitution. Page, for instance, expresses that '[h]e thought it would be very agreeable to the majority of the Union...to find that the Government meant to give every
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: At this point in the proceedings, Madison moves to go into the Committee of the Whole to consider amendments to the Constitution. Several delegates argued the expedience of this idea and either rejected it outright or suggested, rather, that a select committee be appointed to consider the states' objections to the Constitution. Page, for instance, expresses that '[h]e thought it would be very agreeable to the majority of the Union...to find that the Government meant to give every
1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: At this point in the proceedings, Madison moves to go into the Committee of the Whole to consider amendments to the Constitution. Several delegates argued the expedience of this idea and either rejected it outright or suggested, rather, that a select committee be appointed to consider the states' objections to the Constitution. Page, for instance, expresses that '[h]e thought it would be very agreeable to the majority of the Union...to find that the Government meant to give every
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1789-07-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: [Editor's note: At this point in the proceedings, Madison moves to go into the Committee of the Whole to consider amendments to the Constitution. Several delegates argued the expedience of this idea and either rejected it outright or suggested, rather, that a sel