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1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Elect a President
Also tagged as: Elected, President
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved by the honorable Robert Morris Esquire, One of the Deputies from Pennsylvania, that a President be elected by ballot, which was agreed to
Also tagged as: Elected, President
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Nomination of George Washington
Also tagged as: President, State, Elected, Made, Members, Particular, Proper
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved by the honorable Robert Morris Esquire, One of the Deputies from Pennsylvania, that a President be elected by ballot, which was agreed to — and thereupon he nominated, on the part of the said State, His Excellency George Washington Esquire The Members then proceeded to ballot on behalf of their respective States
Also tagged as: Members, Respective, States, Elected, President, State
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved by the honorable Robert Morris Esquire, One of the Deputies from Pennsylvania, that a President be elected by ballot, which was agreed to — and thereupon he nominated, on the part of the said State, His Excellency George Washington Esquire The Members then proceeded to ballot on behalf of their respective States — and, the ballots being taken, it appeared that the said George Washington was unanimously elected — and he was conducted to the chair by The honorable Robert Morr
Also tagged as: Elected, President, Members, Respective, States, State
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The President then proposed to the House that they should proceed to the election of a Secretary
Also tagged as: President, House
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The President then proposed to the House that they should proceed to the election of a Secretary
Also tagged as: President, House
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The President then proposed to the House that they should proceed to the election of a Secretary — and, the ballots being taken, it appeared that William Jackson Esquire was elected. Editors' note: Madison's notes say that 'Mr. Wilson moved that a Secretary be appointed, and nominated Mr. Temple Franklin. Col. Hamilton nominated Major Jackson.'
Also tagged as: President, Elected, Appointed, House
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved by the honorable Robert Morris Esquire, One of the Deputies from Pennsylvania, that a President be elected by ballot, which was agreed to.
1787-05-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that a President be elected by ballot
1787-05-28 11:00:00 in the Rules Committee: Additional rules and standing orders for the Convention
Also tagged as: Committee of Rules, President
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the chair. Mr Gorham, chosen by ballot, took the chair of the Committee.
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Whole, House, Day, Journal, President, Union, Time, According, Majority, State, Directed, Elected, Made
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the state of the American union Mr President left the chair. Mr Gorham, chosen by ballot, took the chair of the Committee. Editors' note: In a footnote to his 1911 edition of the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (specifically, the Journal entry for this day), Farrand quotes a loose page from the Detail of Ayes and Noes, which includes a tally of a vote between Gorham and Rutledge: 'Mr. Gorham | | | | | | |
Also tagged as: Day, Whole, President, State, Chosen, Union, Vote, House, Journal
1787-05-31 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-05-31 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-05-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-05-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: House, Whole, President, Directed, Union, Made, State
1787-06-01 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-01 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair. Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Made, Whole, Directed, House, President
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: CXVIII. William Pierce: Anecdote. When the Convention first opened at Philadelphia, there were a number of propositions brought forward as great leading principles for the new Government to be established for the United States. A copy of these propositions was given to each Member with the injunction to keep everything a profound secret. One morning, by accident, one of the Members dropt his copy of the propositions, which being luckily picked up by General Mifflin was presented to General Was
Also tagged as: Day, States, Public, Proceedings, Least, Members, New, Member, United, House, Adjournment, Government, Days, Number, Take, Presented, Given, President, question, Time, Rules, State, Person, First
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Seventh Resolution - Third Clause (Presidential Terms)
Also tagged as: States, Appointment, Amendments, Executive
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: On the question for seven years, Massts. dividd. Cont. no. N. Y. ay. N. J. ay. Pena. ay. Del. ay. Virga. ay. N. C. no. S. C. no. Georg. no [Ayes — 5; noes — 4; divided — 1.] There being 5. ays, 4 noes, 1 divd. a question was asked whether a majority had voted in the affirmative? The President decided that it was an affirmative vote.
Also tagged as: President, Vote, Majority, question, Years
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: There being 5. ays, 4 noes, 1 divd. a question was asked whether a majority had voted in the affirmative? The President decided that it was an affirmative vote. Editors note: The answer is that the previous vote should not be voided, and for this reason a Drop Proposal vote has been used.
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Motion to Clarify Vote
Also tagged as: States, Majority, President, Whole, question, State, Vote, Years, Votes, Case
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: There being 5. ays, 4 noes, 1 divd. a question was asked whether a majority had voted in the affirmative? The President decided that it was an affirmative vote.
Also tagged as: President, Vote, Majority, question
1787-06-02 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-02 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-02 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the State of the American union. Mr President left the Chair Mr. Gorham took the Chair of the Committee.
Also tagged as: Union, State, House, Whole, President
1787-06-02 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House on Monday
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
1787-06-02 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Seventh Resolution - Fourth Clause (Presidential Compensation)
Also tagged as: Compensation
1787-06-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-04 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee.
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-04 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Made, Whole, Directed, House, President
1787-06-05 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-05 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-05 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Order of the day being read The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the State of the American union. Mr President left the chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: House, President, Union, Day, State, Whole
1787-06-05 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Made, Whole, Directed, House, President
1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Order of the day being read. The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the State of the American Union Mr President left the Chair. Mr. Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: Day, Whole, President, State, Union, House
1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Made, Whole, Directed, House, President
1787-06-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the state of the American Union Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee.
Also tagged as: House, President, Union, State, Whole
1787-06-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: Made, Whole, Directed, House, President
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the State of the American union Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: House, President, Union, State, Whole
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee.
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House On Monday
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-12 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee
Also tagged as: Virginia Plan
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Virginia Plan as Reported by the Committee of the Whole House
Also tagged as: House, Whole, President, Made, Directed
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Virginia Plan as Reported by the Committee of the Whole House
Also tagged as: Made, States, Different, President, Representatives, Whole, State, House, Amendments
1787-06-13 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The Virginia Plan as reported by the Committee
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
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 The Convention: Motion that the Committee of the Whole have leave to sit again tomorrow
1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolve into Committee of the Whole House Tomorrow
Also tagged as: President, Directed, House, Made, Whole
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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1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Hamilton's Plan
Also tagged as: States, Authority, Proper, Executive, Public, electors, Least, Present, Give, Years, Law, Holding, Senator, Different, United, Officers, Power, Removal, Resignation, Consist, Land, Subject, Vested, Laws, Office, Amendments, Enumeration, Propose, Made, Entered, Supreme, Foreign, Constitution, Senators, Government, Treaties, Appointment, Behaviour, Profit, Senate, Legislature, Citizens, Offices, Persons, Court, According, War, Elected, President, Offences, Place, Time, State, Chosen, Appointed, Union, Militia, Trust, Nations, Jurisdiction, Appointments
1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
Also tagged as: President
1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of the Whole House
Also tagged as: Directed, Whole, Time, House, President
1787-06-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr President left the Chair Mr Gorham took the Chair of the Committee
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
1787-06-28 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposed rules and standing orders for the Convention - Franklin's Proposal for Prayers
Also tagged as: Ancient World, Religion, Republic
1787-06-28 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Franklin's Proposal for Prayer
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1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to write to New Hampshire
1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention: President to Write to New Hampshire
Also tagged as: State, President, New, Require, Executive, States, Subject, Appointed, Supreme
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
1787-07-02 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Reconsider the Vote on Ellsworth's Amendment to the Eighth Resolution
Also tagged as: question, President, Vote, State, Present, Votes
1787-07-02 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: This motion is reported only in Luther Martin's 'Genuine Information'. The motion request seems likely to have been rejected without a vote, either by decision of the President or by the strong opposition from the other delegates. Martin describes it as follows: 'On this question, Mr. Martin was the only delegate for Maryland present, which circumstance secured the State a negative. Immediately after the question had been taken, and the President had declared the votes, Mr. Jenif
Also tagged as: President, question, State, Present, Vote, Votes
1787-07-03 11:00:00 in the First Committee on Representation: Editors' note: In his State of Facts (1788), included in a letter from 21 January 1788 to the Vice President of the Convention of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry recollects the debate on this report in the First Committee on Representation. The relevant section of which is as follows: 'The number of forty thousand inhabitants to every member in the House of Representatives, was not a subject of much debate, or an object insisted on, as some of the Committee were opposed to it. Accordingly, on the
Also tagged as: States, Exercise, Powers, Public, Representatives, Least, Provided, Concurrence, Holding, Members, New, Member, Officers, Power, Subject, Vote, House, Amendments, Attained, Propose, Made, Removed, Tax, Constitution, Government, Number, Take, Ten, Senate, Legislature, Treasury, Offices, Revenue, Money, According, Bill, President, Bills, Time, State, Consent, Votes, Equal, Appointments, 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
1787-07-06 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 o
Also tagged as: Houses, States, Proper, Executive, Representatives, Public, Least, Give, Law, Power, Consequence, Office, Case, Services, Use, Made, Constitution, Take, Senate, Necessary, Make, Money, Bill, Whole, Bills, First
1787-07-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter from the Secretary to the Library Company of Philadelphia
1787-07-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Letter from the Library Company of Philadelphia
Also tagged as: President, Use, Members
1787-07-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Resolved that the Secretary, by letter, present the thanks of the Convention to the Directors of the Library Company for their polite attention. Editors' note: James Hutson's Supplement to the Records of the Federal Convention contains a copy of the letter sent in reply: 'Philadelphia July 7 1787 Sir, In obedience to a vote of the Convention, I do myself the honour to request that you will be pleased to communicate the thanks of that honourable Body to the Directors of the Library Company o
Also tagged as: Present, President, Vote
1787-07-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Presidential Election by Citizens
Also tagged as: Citizens, Second, House, Whole, Legislature, States, United
1787-07-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: L. Martin's Amendment for Presidential Election by Electors
Also tagged as: electors, Second, Legislatures, House, Appointed, Whole, States, Several, Chosen
1787-07-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: McClurg's Amendment for Presidential Terms based on Good Conduct
Also tagged as: Executive, Behaviour, Legislature, Years, Journal, Holding
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Reconsider Presidential Re-eligibility
Also tagged as: Executive
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Wilson's Amendment for Presidential Appointment to the Supreme Court
Also tagged as: Supreme, Court, Executive, Appointment, Second, Legislature
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Gorham's Amendment for Presidential Nomination to the Supreme Court
Also tagged as: Made, Supreme, Court, Executive, Least, Appointment, Consent, Days, Judges, Years, Journal, Legislature
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Presidential Nomination and Senate Ratification to the Supreme Court
Also tagged as: Supreme, Become, Court, Executive, Appointment, Second, Days, Judges, Senate, Legislature
1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: On reconsideration of the vote rendering the Executive re-eligible a 2d. time, Mr. Martin moved to reinstate the words “to be ineligible a 2d. time”. Mr. Governeur Morris. It is necessary to take into one view all that relates to the establishment of the Executive; on the due formation of which must depend the efficacy & utility of the Union among the present and future States. It has been a maxim in political Science that Republican Government is not adapted to a large extent of Country,
Also tagged as: Executive, Legislature, States, Time, Appointment, Appointed, Public, Make, electors, Power, Officers, Constitution, Office, Elected, Powers, Give, Chosen, Subject, War, Justice, Appoint, Whole, Case, State, Vote, Union, Necessary, Objections, Provide, Court, Duty, Years, Take, Money, Think, Exercise, Present
1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Governeur Morris. It is necessary to take into one view all that relates to the establishment of the Executive; on the due formation of which must depend the efficacy & utility of the Union among the present and future States. It has been a maxim in political Science that Republican Government is not adapted to a large extent of Country, because the energy of the Executive Magistracy can not reach the extreme parts of it. Our Country is an extensive one. We must either then renounce the bles
Also tagged as: Electoral College, Electors, Executive, Executive Appointment, Executive Branch, Executive Corruption, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, Impeachment, Legislative Appointment, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Length of Term, Lifetime Appointment, Mode of Election, National Legislature, Northern States, Republican, Second Branch of National Legislature, Second Term, Senate, Separation of Powers, Slavery, Southern States, Term Limits, Union
1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment for Presidential Electors
Also tagged as: electors, Legislatures, Appointed, According, States, State, Chosen, Person
1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: President to be Chosen by Electors
Also tagged as: electors, President, Appointed, question, Executive, Chosen
1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment for Six Year Presidential Terms
Also tagged as: question, Years, Term
1787-07-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney & Mr Govr. Morris moved to strike out this part of the Resolution. Mr P. observd. he ought not to be impeachable whilst in office Mr. Davie. If he be not impeachable whilst in office, he will spare no efforts or means whatever to get himself re-elected. He considered this as an essential security for the good behaviour of the Executive. Mr Wilson concurred in the necessity of making the Executive impeachable whilst in office. Mr. Govr. Morris. He can do no criminal act witho
Also tagged as: Check on Power, Checks on Power, Corruption, Crime, Electors, Good Behavior, Impeachment, Judicial Branch, Length of Term, Lifetime Appointment, Magistracy, Military, National Executive, National Judiciary, National Legislature, National Treasury, Parties, President, Second Branch of National Legislature, Second Term, Senate, Separation of Powers, Term Limits, Tyranny, Treason, War, War Powers
1787-07-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ninth Resolution - Eighth Clause (Presidential Compensation)
Also tagged as: Public, Service, Time, Receive, Compensation
1787-07-24 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Houstoun's Amendment for Presidential Election by Legislature
Also tagged as: electors, Legislature, Appointed, States, Legislatures, Executive, According, Service, Supreme, State
1787-07-24 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for Presidential Election by Ballot
Also tagged as: Executive, Votes, Legislatures, Case, Majority, electors, Legislature, States, Journal, Vote, Person
1787-07-24 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry. We seem to be entirely at a loss on this head. He would suggest whether it would not be advisable to refer the clause relating to the Executive to the Committee of detail to be appointed. Perhaps they will be able to hit on something that may unite the various opinions which have been thrown out. Mr. Wilson. As the great difficulty seems to spring from the mode of election, he wd. suggest a mode which had not been mentioned. It was that the Executive be elected for 6 years by a sma
Also tagged as: Powers, Executive, Public, Give, Provided, Years, Different, Office, Objections, Made, Use, Constitution, Appointment, Number, Impeachment, Legislature, Make, Elected, War, President, Bill, Time, Trust, Appointed, Period, Appoint, Equal, First
1787-07-24 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Wilson's Amendment to Presidential Terms and Elections
Also tagged as: Made, Supreme, Executive, Whole, electors, Consist, Chosen, Second, Number, Years, Legislature
1787-07-24 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry. We seem to be entirely at a loss on this head. He would suggest whether it would not be advisable to refer the clause relating to the Executive to the Committee of detail to be appointed. Perhaps they will be able to hit on something that may unite the various opinions which have been thrown out. Mr. Wilson. As the great difficulty seems to spring from the mode of election, he wd. suggest a mode which had not been mentioned. It was that the Executive be elected for 6 years by a sma
1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Ellsworth's Amendment to Presidential Elections
Also tagged as: Chosen, Appointed, Office, Legislatures, Legislature, Term, Case, Whole, Executive, electors, States, Several, Supreme
1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee [Resolutions] - Ninth Resolution (Working Version): Gerry for Appointment by the State Executives
Also tagged as: Electoral College, Electors, Legislative Appointment, Mode of Election, National Executive, National Legislature, Separation of Powers, State Legislatures
1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for Presidential Election by the States
Also tagged as: States, Executive, electors, Fill, Chosen, Appointed, Vote, Legislatures, Journal, New, Legislature, First
1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth. By this means a deserving Magistrate may be reelected without making him dependent on the Legislature. Mr. Gerry repeated his remark that an election at all by the Natl. Legislature was radically and incurably wrong; and moved that the Executive be appointed by the Governours & Presidents of the States, with advice of their Councils, and when there are no Councils by Electors chosen by the Legislatures. The executives to vote in the following proportions: viz -- Mr. Madison.
Also tagged as: Electoral College, Electors, Large State, Legislative Appointment, Magistracy, Mode of Election, National Executive, National Judiciary, National Legislature, Separation of Powers, State Constitutions, State Executive, State Legislature
1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Motion on Presidential Ineligibility
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1787-07-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Pinckney's Motion on Presidential Ineligibility
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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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1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman. This will restrain the operation of the clause too much. It will particularly exclude a mutual negative in the case of ballots, which he hoped would take place. Mr. Ghorum contended that elections ought to be made by joint ballot. If separate ballots should be made for the President, and the two branches should be each attached to a favorite, great delay, contention & confusion may ensue. These inconveniences have been felt in Masts. in the election of officers of little importan
Also tagged as: Negative, President, Senate
1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman. This will restrain the operation of the clause too much. It will particularly exclude a mutual negative in the case of ballots, which he hoped would take place. Mr. Ghorum contended that elections ought to be made by joint ballot. If separate ballots should be made for the President, and the two branches should be each attached to a favorite, great delay, contention & confusion may ensue. These inconveniences have been felt in Masts. in the election of officers of little importan
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1787-08-07 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Read's Amendment to Strengthen Presidential Veto
Also tagged as: Make, Duty, Constitution, Executive, Public, Subject, Give, Senate
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 2 - Pinckney's Proposal on Property Qualifications
Also tagged as: First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, National Legislature, Property, Qualifications for Office, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney — The Committee as he had conceived were instructed to report the proper qualifications of property for the members of the Natl. Legislature; instead of which they have referred the task to the Natl. Legislature itself. Should it be left on this footing, the first Legislature will meet without any particular qualifications of property; and if it should happen to consist of rich men they might fix such such qualifications as may be too favorable to the rich; if of poor men, an opposit
Also tagged as: Aristocracy, Eastern States, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, National Executive, National Judiciary, National Legislature, Northern States, Propertied, Property, Qualifications for Office, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Southern States
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Pinkney — The Committee as he had conceived were instructed to report the proper qualifications of property for the members of the Natl. Legislature; instead of which they have referred the task to the Natl. Legislature itself. Should it be left on this footing, the first Legislature will meet without any particular qualifications of property; and if it should happen to consist of rich men they might fix such such qualifications as may be too favorable to the rich; if of poor men, an opposit
Also tagged as: Legislature, President, Judges, Members, States, Executive, Powers, First, Think, Happen, Make, Consist, Case, Particular, State, Constitution
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth was opposed to it. It would be a pleasing ground of confidence to the people that no law or burden could be imposed on them, by a few men. He reminded the movers that the Constitution proposed to give such a discretion with regard to the number of Representatives that a very inconvenient number was not to be apprehended. The inconveniency of secessions may be guarded agst by giving to each House an authority to require the attendance of absent members. Mr. Wilson concurred in th
1787-08-10 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth was opposed to it. It would be a pleasing ground of confidence to the people that no law or burden could be imposed on them, by a few men. He reminded the movers that the Constitution proposed to give such a discretion with regard to the number of Representatives that a very inconvenient number was not to be apprehended. The inconveniency of secessions may be guarded agst by giving to each House an authority to require the attendance of absent members. Mr. Wilson concurred in th
Also tagged as: Number, Legislature, House, States, Concurrence, Necessary, Members, Authority, Representatives, Give, Majority, Law, Senate, Think, Require, President, Constitution
1787-08-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Randolph would not repeat his reasons, but barely remind the members from the smaller States of the compromise by which the larger States were entitled to this privilege. Col. Mason. This amendment removes all the objections urged agst. the section as it stood at first. By specifying purposes of revenue, it obviated the objection that the Section extended to all bills under which money might incidentally arise. By authorizing amendments in the Senate it got rid of the objections that the
Also tagged as: British Constitution, British Model, Commerce, Executive, General Government, House of Commons, House of Lords, House of Representatives, Large State, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, Money Bills, National Government, National Legislature, National Treasury, Negative, Parliament, Qualifications for Office, Representation, Republic, Republican, Revenue, Senate, Small State, Taxation, War
1787-08-13 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Randolph moved that the clause be altered so as to read — “Bills for raising money for the purpose of revenue 〈or for appropriating the same shall originate in the House of Representatives〉 and shall not be 〈so〉 amended or altered by the Senate as to increase or diminish the sum to be raised, or change the mode of levying it, or the object of its appropriation.” — He would not repeat his reasons, but barely remind the members from the smaller States of the compromise by which the larger Stat
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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: Article VI: Section 13 (Presidential Approval)
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Supreme Court Ratification
Also tagged as: House, Objections, Law, President, Judges, Become, Bill, Supreme, Court, Presented, States, Houses, Majority, Enter, United, Sect, Journal, Case
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendmt of the 13th sect. of the 6 article, “Every bill which shall have passed the two Houses, shall, before it become a law, be severally presented to the President of the United States and to the Judges of the supreme court, for the revision of each — If, upon such revision, they shall approve of it, they shall respectively signify their approbation by signing it — But, if upon such revision, it shall appear improper to either or both to
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: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendmt of the 13th sect. of the 6 article. “Every bill which shall have passed the two Houses, shall, before it become a law, be severally presented to the President of the United States and to the Judges of the supreme court, for the revision of each — If, upon such revision, they shall approve of it, they shall respectively signify their approbation by signing it — But, if upon such revision, it shall appear improper to either or both to
Also tagged as: Supreme, Houses, Become, States, Enter, Majority, Court, Sect, Bill, United, President, Judges, Journal, Law, House, Case, Presented, Objections
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
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1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Postpone Article VI: Section 13 (Presidential Approval)
Also tagged as: Sect, Executive
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 13 - Williamson for Three Quarters, Not Two Thirds
Also tagged as: Executive, Judicial Branch, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, National Legislature, President, Veto
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Williamson's Amendment for Three-Quarters Majority to Overturn Presidential Veto
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1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 13 - Madison to Insert "Or Resolve"
Also tagged as: House of Representatives, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, President, Senate
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the first clause of the 13 sect. of the 6 article as follows, “No Bill or resolve of the Senate and House of representatives shall become a Law, or have force until it shall have been presented to the President of the United States for his revision” which passed in the negative. [Ayes — 3; noes — 8.] Editors' note: Madison writes curtly, "After a short and rather confused conversation on the subject, the question was put & rejected."
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Presidential Veto of Congressional Resolutions
Also tagged as: President, Votes, Sect, Presented, States, Become, Subject, question, Representatives, Bills, House, United, Law, Bill, Senate, Adjournment, Acts
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the first clause of the 13 sect. of the 6 article as follows “No Bill or resolve of the Senate and House of representatives shall become a Law, or have force until it shall have been presented to the President of the United States for his revision” which passed in the negative. [Ayes — 3; noes — 8.]
Also tagged as: President, Presented, House, United, Law, Sect, Bill, States, Become, Senate, Representatives
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 13 - "Ten (Sundays Excepted)"
Also tagged as: Executive Branch, Legislative Authority, Legislative Branch, Legislative Power, President
1787-08-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Increase Time for Presidential Deliberation
Also tagged as: Sect, Ten, Time
1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 14 (Newly Created)
Also tagged as: Adjournment, Executive, Executive Authority, First Branch of National Legislature, House of Representatives, National Legislature, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Veto
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: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following as the 14 section of the 6. article. “every order, resolution or vote, to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment, and in the cases hereinafter mentioned) shall be presented to the President for his revision; and before the same shall have force, shall be approved by him, or, being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by the Senate and House of representatives, a
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Read's Amendment for Presidential Appointment of Treasurer
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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 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
Also tagged as: States, Senate, Power, Legislature, War, Make, President, Proceedings, Peace, Authority, Objections, Give, Proper, Cases, Foreign
1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposed rules and standing orders for the Convention - Rutledge's August/September Timetable
1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following resolution, namely, Resolved That this Convention will meet punctually at 10 o’clock every morning (Sundays excepted) and sit till four o’clock in the afternoon, at which time the President shall adjourn the Convention and that no motion for adjournment be allowed. which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 9; noes — 2.]
1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Motion for Extending Sessions of the Convention
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following resolution, namely Resolved That this Convention will meet punctually at 10 o’clock every morning (Sundays excepted) and sit till four o’clock in the afternoon, at which time the President shall adjourn the Convention and that no motion for adjournment be allowed. which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 9; noes — 2.]
Also tagged as: Adjourn, President, Time, Adjournment
1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Elseworth observed that a Council had not yet been provided for the President. He conceived there ought to be one. His proposition was that it should be composed of the President of the Senate- the Chief-Justice, and the Ministers as they might be estabd. for the departments of foreign & domestic affairs, war finance, and marine, who should advise but not conclude the President. Mr Pinkney wished the proposition to lie over, as notice had been given for a like purpose by Mr. Govr. Morris
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Adjournment
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1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: And then the House adjourned till monday next at 10 o’clock A. M. Editors' note: As a result of adopting Rutledge's change of rules regarding sessions of the Convention, only the President could call for an adjournment. The decision to adjourn, which had to take place at 4pm, had to be the president's alone. This motion is therefore represented as a procedure decided on by the Chair.
Also tagged as: Adjourn, Adjournment, President, Rules, Place, House, Take
1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Further Powers Proposed for the Legislature of the United States
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1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Adjournment
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1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Before a question was taken on the last motion The House adjourned.
Also tagged as: Adjourn, Adjournment, President, Rules, Place, question, House, Take
1787-08-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Further Propositions for the Committee of Detail - Gerry on Qualifications for the President and Impeachment of Supreme Court Justices
1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison observed that the Senate represented the States alone, and that for this as well as other obvious reasons it was proper that the President should be an agent in Treaties. Mr. Govr. Morris did not know that he should agree to refer the making of Treaties to the Senate at all, but for the present wd. move to add as an amendment to the section, after “Treaties” — “but no Treaty shall be binding on the U. S. which is not ratified by a law.”
Also tagged as: Diplomacy, Executive, Executive Power, Foreign Affairs, Legislative Power, Second Branch of National Legislature, Senate, Treaties
1787-08-23 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. 〈Madison〉 observed that the Senate represented the States alone, and that for this as well as other obvious reasons it was proper that the President should be an agent in Treaties.
Also tagged as: President, States, Treaties, Senate
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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1787-08-23 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.
Also tagged as: Made, Make, Different, President, Whole, Treaties, Concurrence, Senate, Legislature
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 1
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 1 (President)
Also tagged as: Sect, Vote
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 1 - Clause 2 (Presidential Style)
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 1 - Clause 3 (Presidential Title)
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman objected to it as depriving the States represented in the Senate of the negative intended them in that house, Mr. Ghorum said it was wrong to be considering, at every turn whom the Senate would represent. The public good was the true object to be kept in view— Great delay and confusion would ensue if the two Houses shd vote separately, each having a negative on the choice of the other. Mr. Dayton. It might be well for those not to consider how the Senate was constituted, whose
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Amendment for Presidential Election by Joint Ballot
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Brearly was opposed to the motion for inserting the word “joint”. The argument that the small States should not put their hands into the pockets of the large ones did not apply in this case. Mr. Wilson urged the reasonableness of giving the larger States a larger share of the appointment, and the danger of delay from a disagreement of the two Houses. He remarked also that the Senate had peculiar powers balancing the advantage given by a joint balot in this case to the other branch of the L
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman objected to it as depriving the States represented in the Senate of the negative intended them in that house, Mr. Ghorum said it was wrong to be considering, at every turn whom the Senate would represent. The public good was the true object to be kept in view— Great delay and confusion would ensue if the two Houses shd vote separately, each having a negative on the choice of the other. Mr. Dayton. It might be well for those not to consider how the Senate was constituted, whose
Also tagged as: Senate, Houses, House, Public, President, Case, States, Vote, Give, Appointment, Person
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Carroll's Amendment for Presidential Election by the People
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Brearly was opposed to the motion for inserting the word “joint”. The argument that the small States should not put their hands into the pockets of the large ones did not apply in this case. Mr. Wilson urged the reasonableness of giving the larger States a larger share of the appointment, and the danger of delay from a disagreement of the two Houses. He remarked also that the Senate had peculiar powers balancing the advantage given by a joint balot in this case to the other branch of the L
Also tagged as: Cases, Law, Houses, Necessary, States, Given, Make, Officer, Powers, Elected, President, Appointment, State, Act, Give, Concurrence, Votes, Case, Senate, Legislature
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 1 - Final Two Clauses: Read on the Casting Vote
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the following clause “and in case the numbers for the two highest in votes should be equal, then the President of the Senate shall have an additional casting voice” it passed in the negative. Editors' note: Madison writes that the motion "was disagreed to by a general negative."
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Pinckney's Amendment for Presidential Election by Majority Present
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 1 - Final Two Clauses: Morris for Electors Chosen by People
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Read's Amendment for Senate President to have Tie-breaking Vote
Also tagged as: President, Senate, Vote, Case, Journal, Equal, Votes
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the following clause “and in case the numbers for the two highest in votes should be equal, then the President of the Senate shall have an additional casting voice” it passed in the negative. Editors' note: Madison writes that the motion 'was disagreed to by a general negative.'
Also tagged as: President, question, Case, Vote, Votes, Equal, Senate
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment for Presidential Election by Electors
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Renewed Amendment for Presidential Election by Electors
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 2 (Presidential Powers and Regulations)
Also tagged as: Sect
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
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 2 - Morris's Amendment
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Sherman's Amendment to Limit Presidential Appointments
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment to Prevent Presidential Creation of Offices
Also tagged as: Sect, Officers, President, Appoint, Legislature, Offices
1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Dickinson's Amendment to Limit Presidential Appointments
Also tagged as: Offices, Provided, Appoint, Cases, Constitution, Appointments, Herein
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On The question now taken on Mr. Dickinson motion of yesterday, allowing appointments to offices, to be referred by the Genl. Legislature to the Executives of the several States” as a farther amendment to sect. 2. art. X., the votes were N. H. no Mas. no. Ct ay. Pa. no— Del. no. Md divided— Va. ay— N— C— no— S. C. no. Geo. ay— [Ayes— 3; noes — 6; divided — 1.] Editors' note: New Jersey was either absent or had dropped below quorum for this vote. Jackson confuses this motion in the Journal. F
Also tagged as: Cases, States, According, Constitution, Sect, Officers, President, Several, question, Appointments, Second, Vote, House, Provided, Journal, Votes, New, Legislature, Offices
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for President to Receive Public Ministers
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1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment on Presidential Powers of Correspondence
Also tagged as: Powers, Supreme, States, Several
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 2 (Presidential Powers and Regulations)
Also tagged as: Take, Place
1787-08-25 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify Limit of Presidential Power to Pardon Impeachments
Also tagged as: Sect, Cases, Impeachment, Power
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the following clause. 2 section. 10 article “He shall be removed from his office on impeachment by the House of representatives, and conviction in the supreme Court, of treason, bribery, or corruption” which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes, "The clause for removing the President on impeachment by the House of Reps and conviction in the supreme Court, of Treason, Bribery or corruption, was postponed nem:
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris objected also to the President of the Senate being provisional successor to the President, and suggested a designation of the Chief Justice. Mr. Madison added as a ground of objection that the Senate might retard the appointment of a President in order to carry points whilst the revisionary power was in the President of their own body, but suggested that the Executive powers during a vacancy, be administered by the persons composing the Council to the President.
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The clause for removing the President on impeachment by the House of Reps and conviction in the supreme Court, of Treason, Bribery or corruption, was postponed nem: con: at the instance of Mr. Govr. Morris, who thought the Tribunal an improper one, particularly, if the first judge was to be of the privy Council. The clause for removing the President on impeachment by the House of Reps and conviction in the supreme Court, of Treason, Bribery or corruption, was postponed nem: con: at the instan
Also tagged as: Treason, Supreme, Justice, Court, Powers, Executive, President, Power, Appointment, House, Impeachment, Persons, Senate, First
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the following clause. 2 section. 10 article “He shall be removed from his office on impeachment by the House of representatives, and conviction in the supreme Court, of treason, bribery, or corruption” which passed in the affirmative Editors' note: Madison writes, 'The clause for removing the President on impeachment by the House of Reps and conviction in the supreme Court, of Treason, Bribery or corruption, was postponed nem: con: at
Also tagged as: House, Impeachment, Supreme, Court, Treason, President, Office, First, Removed, Representatives
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the last clause of the 2 section, 10 article. which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes, "Mr Williamson suggested that the Legislature ought to have power to provide for occasional successors. & moved that the last clause (of 2 sect. X art:) relating to a provisional successor to the President be postponed. "Mr Dickinson 2ded. the postponement. remarking that it was too vague. What is the extent of the term “disability” & who is
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article X: Section 2 - Clause 13 (Acting Presidents)
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Williamson suggested that the Legislature ought to have power to provide for occasional successors. & moved that the last clause (of 2 sect. X art:) 〈relating to a provisional successor to the President〉 be postponed. Mr Dickinson 2ded. the postponement. remarking that it was too vague. What is the extent of the term “disability” & who is to be the judge of it?
Also tagged as: Legislature, Provide, Term, Sect, Power
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for President to Defend the Constitution
Also tagged as: Places, Supreme, States, Constitution, Executive, United, President, Power, Judgment, Second, Office
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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1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Morris's Amendment to Remove Choice of President by Congress
Also tagged as: President, Choose, Congress, Choosing, question
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article XXIII: Remaining Part - Morris to Strike Out "Choose the President"
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike the words “choose the President of the United States and” out of the 23rd article which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 8; noes — 2; divided — 1.]
Also tagged as: United, President, Choose, States
1787-08-31 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike the words “choose the President of the United States and” out of the 23rd article which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 8; noes — 2; divided — 1.]
1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Adjourn
Also tagged as: Adjourn, Make, Adjournment, Times, President, Time, Proceedings, Place, Vote, Journal, Meeting, New
1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: To adjourn Ayes — 2; noes — 8. Editors' note: This motion may have been out of order, though the Convention clearly allowed it. On 18 August Rutledge's motion to regulate the meeting times and adjournments of the Convention passed, setting a new rule for the Convention's proceedings. This rule barred any motion for adjournment and left that power for the Convention president to utilize at 4 pm. However, on 24 August, the Journal notes that this rule was amended, and the time for adjournment wa
Also tagged as: Adjourn, Make, Adjournment, Times, President, Proceedings, Place, Time, Vote, Journal, Meeting, New
1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Adjourn
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1787-09-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: To adjourn Ayes — 4; noes — 6. Editors' note: This motion may have been out of order, though the Convention clearly allowed it. On 18 August Rutledge's motion to regulate the meeting times and adjournments of the Convention passed, setting a new rule for the Convention's proceedings. This rule barred any motion for adjournment and left that power for the Convention president to utilize at 4 pm. However, on 24 August, the Journal notes that this rule was amended, and the time for adjournment wa
Also tagged as: Adjourn, Make, Adjournment, Times, President, Proceedings, Time, Place, Vote, Journal, Meeting, New
1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Third Proposition
Also tagged as: President
1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause
1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gorham disapproved of making the next highest after the President, the vice-President, without referring the decision to the Senate in case the next highest should have less than a majority of votes. as the regulation stands a very obscure man with very few votes may arrive at that appointment Mr Sherman said the object of this clause of the report of the Committee was to get rid of the ineligibility, which was attached to the mode of election by the Legislature, & to render the Executive
1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gorham disapproved of making the next highest after the President, the vice-President, without referring the decision to the Senate in case the next highest should have less than a majority of votes. as the regulation stands a very obscure man with very few votes may arrive at that appointment Mr Sherman said the object of this clause of the report of the Committee was to get rid of the ineligibility, which was attached to the mode of election by the Legislature, & to render the Executive
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1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Adjourn
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1787-09-04 10:00:00 in the The Convention: To adjourn Ayes — 11; noes — 0. Editors' note: Is is likely that this motion was proposed before the usual adjournment time called by the President. This motion may have been out of order, though the Convention clearly allowed it. On 18 August Rutledge's motion to regulate the meeting times and adjournments of the Convention passed, setting a new rule for the Convention's proceedings. This rule barred any motion for adjournment and left that power for the Convention president to utilize at 4 pm
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1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The Report made yesterday as to the appointment of the Executive being then taken up. Mr. Pinkney renewed his opposition to the mode, arguing 1. that the electors will not have sufficient knowledge of the fittest men, & will be swayed by an attachment to the eminent men of their respective States — Hence 2dly the dispersion of the votes would leave the appointment with the Senate, and as the President’s reappointment will thus depend on the Senate he will be the mere creature of that body. 3. He
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason admitted that there were objections to an appointment by the Legislature as originally planned. He had not yet made up his mind; but would state his objections to the mode proposed by the Committee. 1. It puts the appointment in fact into the hands of the Senate, as it will rarely happen that a majority of the whole votes will fall on any one candidate: and as the Existing President will always be one of the 5 highest, his re-appointment will of course depend on the Senate. 2. Conside
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison considered it as a primary object to render an eventual resort to any part of the Legislature improbable. He was apprehensive that the proposed alteration would turn the attention of the large States too much to the appointment of candidates, instead of aiming at an effectual appointment of the officer, as the large States would predominate in the Legislature which would have the final choice out of the Candidates. Whereas if the Senate in which the small States predominate should hav
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The Report made yesterday as to the appointment of the Executive being then taken up. Mr. Pinkney renewed his opposition to the mode, arguing 1. that the electors will not have sufficient knowledge of the fittest men, & will be swayed by an attachment to the eminent men of their respective States — Hence 2dly the dispersion of the votes would leave the appointment with the Senate, and as the President’s reappointment will thus depend on the Senate he will be the mere creature of that body. 3. He
Also tagged as: Senate, President, Executive, Appointment, Time, electors, States, Become, Vote, Powers, Votes, Second, Representatives, House, Given, Respective, Made
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Amendment for Presidential Election by the Legislature
Also tagged as: Members, Majority, Term, Elected, Whole, Power, Time, Appointment, Present, Office, Second, Take, Journal, Years, Votes, Senate, Legislature
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for President Chosen by Highest Vote of Electors
Also tagged as: Senate, President, Majority, Appointment, electors, Votes, Objections, Number, Legislature, Vote, Powers, Made, Removed, Happen, Whole, State, Constitution, Chosen
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr Morris thought the point of less consequence than it was supposed on both sides. It is probable that a majority of the votes will fall on the same man, As each elector is to give two votes, more than ¼ will give a majority. Besides as one vote is to be given to a man out of the State, and as this vote will not be thrown away, ½ the votes will fall on characters eminent & generally known. Again if the President shall have given satisfaction, the votes will turn on him of course, and a ma
Also tagged as: Given, States, Majority, New, Think, President, State, Consequence, Vote, Give, Take, Votes, Person, Senate, First
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Wilson's Amendment for Presidential Election by Legislature in Case of a Tie
Also tagged as: Case, Senate, Legislature
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Madison considered it as a primary object to render an eventual resort to any part of the Legislature improbable. He was apprehensive that the proposed alteration would turn the attention of the large States too much to the appointment of candidates, instead of aiming at an effectual appointment of the officer, as the large States would predominate in the Legislature which would have the final choice out of the Candidates. Whereas if the Senate in which the small States predominate should hav
Also tagged as: States, Legislature, Appointment, Senate, President, Powers, First, Make, Made, Officer
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Presidential Election to Require a Third of Votes
Also tagged as: Majority, electors, Power, Vote, Votes, Require
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - King/Gerry to Insert Federal Qualifications of Electors
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry proposed, as the President was to be elected by the Senate out of the five highest candidates, that if he should not at the end of his term be re-elected by a majority of the Electors, and no other candidate should have a majority, the eventual election should be made by the Legislature — This he said would relieve the President from his particular dependence on the Senate for his continuance in office. Mr. King liked the idea, as calculated to satisfy particular members & promote u
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Spaight/Williamson for Seven Year Presidential Term
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry proposed, as the President was to be elected by the Senate out of the five highest candidates, that if he should not at the end of his term be re-elected by a majority of the Electors, and no other candidate should have a majority, the eventual election should be made by the Legislature — This he said would relieve the President from his particular dependence on the Senate for his continuance in office. Mr. King liked the idea, as calculated to satisfy particular members & promote u
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Spaight's Amendment for Seven Year Presidential Terms
Also tagged as: President, Vote, Years, Term
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Spaight's Amendment for Six Year Presidential Terms
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Question on Vice President
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Four Year Presidential Terms
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Fourth Proposition - Second Clause
Also tagged as: President, electors, question, Appointment, Second, Vote, Provide, Journal, Legislature
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for Senate to Break a Tied President Vote Immediately
Also tagged as: Senate, Choose, Vote, President
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Fourth Proposition - Seventh Clause
Also tagged as: President, Choosing
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify the Role of Electors in Choosing the Vice President
Also tagged as: electors, President, Choosing, Votes
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Clause Referring the Eventual Appointment of the President to the Senate Removed
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: From Madison's Notes: "Question on the clause referring the eventual appointment of the President to the Senate." Editors' note: Since this clause is already part of the text of the Remaining Parts amendment, the vote to approve it will be represented by an amendment to remove the text, a vote to approve its being removed, an amendment to reinsert the text, and a vote to approve the reinsertion.
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Clause Referring the Eventual Appointment of the President to the Senate Reinserted
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On a question on the clause referring the eventual appointment of the President to the Senate N— H— ay. Mas. ay. Ct. ay. N. J. ay. Pa ay. Del— ay— Va ay. N. C. no Here the call ceased. Editors' note: Farrand suspects that this stand-alone vote in the Journal, "[ Ayes — 10; noes — 1]", belongs to this question. Therefore, this account of the vote will be followed here.
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Madison/Pinckney for Two-Thirds of Senators Present
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gorham thought it a wrong principle to require more than a majority in any case. In the present case it might prevent for a long time any choice of a President.
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On a question on the clause referring the eventual appointment of the President to the Senate N— H— ay. Mas. ay. Ct. ay. N. J. ay. Pa ay. Del— ay— Va ay. N. C. no Here the call ceased. Editors' note: The editors have referred to this clause as the fifth clause of the Fourth Proposition. Madison writes that 'the call [for votes] ceased'. However, Farrand notes that one of the votes Jackson records on the Detail of Ayes and Noes is likely the same vote, though Jackson records a full vote count. F
Also tagged as: Vote, President, Senate, Journal, Appointment, question
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment For Two Thirds of Senate to be Present When Counting Votes
Also tagged as: Senate, Present, Journal, House, Least, Made, Whole, Provided, Number, Representatives, Senators, Votes
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Williamson suggested as better than an eventual choice by the Senate, that this choice should be made by the Legislature, voting by States and not per capita. Mr. Sherman suggested the House of Reps. as preferable to “the Legislature”, and moved, accordingly, To strike out the words “The Senate shall immediately choose &c.” and insert “The House of Representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President, the members from each State having one vote.”
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gorham thought it a wrong principle to require more than a majority in any case. In the present case it might prevent for a long time any choice of a President
Also tagged as: Case, President, Require, Majority, Time, Present
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Sherman to Replace Senate with House of Representatives
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike out the words “The Senate shall immediately choose by ballot” &ca and to insert the words “The House of representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President, the Members from each State having one vote” which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 10; noes — 1.] Editors' note: Massachusetts has returned, bringing the number of voting delegations to eleven.
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Sherman's Amendment for the House of Representatives to Decide on President in Case of a Tie
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr Morris suggested the idea of providing that in all cases, the President in office, should not be one of the five Candidates; but be only re-eligible in case a majority of the electors should vote for him— (This was another expedient for rendering the President independent of the Legislative body for his continuance in office) Mr. Madison remarked that as a majority of members wd. make a quorum in the H— of Reps. it would follow from the amendment of Mr Sherman giving the election to
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to strike out the words “The Senate shall immediately choose by ballot” &ca and to insert the words “The House of representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President, the Members from each State having one vote” which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 10; noes — 1.]
Also tagged as: Choose, President, Vote, House, State, Senate, Members, Representatives
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr Morris suggested the idea of providing that in all cases, the President in office, should not be one of the five Candidates; but be only re-eligible in case a majority of the electors should vote for him— (This was another expedient for rendering the President independent of the Legislative body for his continuance in office) Mr. Madison remarked that as a majority of members wd. make a quorum in the H— of Reps. it would follow from the amendment of Mr Sherman giving the election to
Also tagged as: Members, Cases, Make, States, Majority, Elected, President, electors, Present, Vote, Office, Case
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for House of Representatives to Decide on Inconclusive Presidential Vote by Electors
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment for Two Thirds of States and a Majority of the House of Representatives to be a Quorum When Choosing a President
Also tagged as: Members, States, Majority, Member, President, Representatives, Whole, Consist, House, Choosing, Number
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment for Members from Two Thirds of States to be a Quorum When Choosing a President
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Clause on Vice President Removed
1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: King's Amendment for a Majority of the House of Representatives to be a Quorum When Choosing a President
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1787-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Remaining Parts: Clause on Vice President Reinserted
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
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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. “He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected in the following manner. Each State shall appoint, in such manner as it’s legislature may direct, a number of Electors equal to the whole number of Senators and Members of the House of representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Legislat
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Randolph on Acting Presidents
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment for Congress to Have Power to Choose Acting President
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Randolph on Acting Presidents: Madison's Amendment
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment Lessening Periods of Acting Presidents
Also tagged as: Elected, Removed, President
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison observed that this, as worded, would prevent a supply of the vacancy by an intermediate election of the President, and moved to substitute — “until such disability be removed, or a President shall be elected —” Mr. Governr. Morris 2ded. the motion, which was agreed to. Editors' note: No vote count is provided.
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison observed that this, as worded, would prevent a supply of the vacancy by an intermediate election of the President, and moved to substitute — “until such disability be removed, or a President shall be elected —” Mr. Governr. Morris 2ded. the motion, which was agreed to. Editors' note: None of the sources provides a vote count.
Also tagged as: President, Elected, Removed, Vote
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause after the words “throughout the United States” in the first sect. of the report. “The Legislature may declare by law what officer of the United States shall act as President in case of the death, resignation, or disability of the President and Vice President; and such Officer shall act accordingly, until such disability be removed, or a President shall be elected” which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 6; noes — 4; divided — 1.]
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause after the words “throughout the United States” in the first sect. of the report. “The Legislature may declare by law what officer of the United States shall act as President in case of the death, resignation, or disability of the President and Vice President; and such Officer shall act accordingly, until such disability be removed, or a President shall be elected” which passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 6; noes — 4; divided — 1.]
Also tagged as: Removed, States, Officer, Sect, United, President, Elected, Resignation, Act, Law, Case, Legislature, First
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Fourth Clause - Gerry's Amendment on Attendance for Election by the House
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment on Quorum Required for House of Representatives to Break Tied Presidential Vote
Also tagged as: Members, Necessary, Made, Make, States, Majority, Senators, Representatives, President, State, Vote, House, Number, Concurrence
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment for a Majority of States in the House of Representatives to Choose a President in a Tie Break
Also tagged as: Members, Necessary, Make, States, Majority, Member, Sect, President, Representatives, Second, Choose, House, Journal, Concurrence, First
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Qualifications of President
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Vice President to be President of Senate
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Sixth Proposition
Also tagged as: President, Senate, First, Journal
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry opposed this regulation. We might as well put the President himself at the head of the Legislature. The close intimacy that must subsist between the President & vice-president makes it absolutely improper. He was agst. having any vice President. Mr Govr Morris. The vice president then will be the first heir apparent that ever loved his father — If there should be no vice president, the President of the Senate would be temporary successor, which would amount to the same thing. Mr
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry opposed this regulation. We might as well put the President himself at the head of the Legislature. The close intimacy that must subsist between the President & vice-president makes it absolutely improper. He was agst. having any vice President. Mr Govr Morris. The vice president then will be the first heir apparent that ever loved his father — If there should be no vice president, the President of the Senate would be temporary successor, which would amount to the same thing. Mr
Also tagged as: President, Senate, Vice-President, Legislature, Chosen, Power, Office, Time, Regulation, Vote, Union, Votes, Member, Years, Case, Thing, Appointment, Make, Made, Appointments, Concurrence, Equal, Happen, Officers, Members, Treaties, Second, Ambassadors, Executive, Officer
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Role of the Vice President
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Sixth Proposition - Second Clause
Also tagged as: Officer, Sect, President, Second, Vote, Journal, Impeachment, Several
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Treaties
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Separate questions having been taken on the several clauses of the 3rd sect. of the report They passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Neither the Journal nor Madison stipulates how these clauses were separated. Madison writes that 'the other parts of the same 〈Section〉 (3) were then agreed to.' Without further guidance, the editors have suggested that there were three clauses, the first detailing the presiding officer during impeachment trials, the second describing the selection of a Pres
Also tagged as: Officer, Sect, President, Second, Vote, Journal, Impeachment, Several
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Treaties - Wilson for Advice and Consent of House
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Sixth Proposition - Third Clause
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Separate questions having been taken on the several clauses of the 3rd sect. of the report They passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Neither the Journal nor Madison stipulates how these clauses were separated. Madison writes that 'the other parts of the same 〈Section〉 (3) were then agreed to.' Without further guidance, the editors have suggested that there were three clauses, the first detailing the presiding officer during impeachment trials, the second describing the selection of a Pres
Also tagged as: Vote, President, Journal, Second, Officer, Sect, Impeachment, Several
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Sixth Proposition - Fourth Clause
Also tagged as: Officer, Sect, President, Second, Vote, Journal, Impeachment, Several
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Separate questions having been taken on the several clauses of the 3rd sect. of the report They passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Neither the Journal nor Madison stipulates how these clauses were separated. Madison writes that 'the other parts of the same 〈Section〉 (3) were then agreed to.' Without further guidance, the editors have suggested that there were three clauses, the first detailing the presiding officer during impeachment trials, the second describing the selection of a Pres
Also tagged as: Vote, President, Journal, Second, Officer, Sect, Impeachment, Several
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Ambassadors and Public Ministers
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Ambassadors and Foreign Ministers
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Seventh Proposition
Also tagged as: President, Consent, Senate, First, Treaties, Make, Journal, Power
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Seventh Proposition - First Clause
Also tagged as: President, Consent, Senate, First, Treaties, Make, Journal, 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: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Ambassadors and Public Ministers
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Supreme Court Judges
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
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Other Officers
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Col: Mason said that in rejecting a Council to the President we were about to try an experiment on which the most despotic Governments had never ventured— The Grand Signor himself had his Divan. He moved to postpone the consideration of the clause in order to take up the following “That it be an instruction to the Committee of the States to prepare a clause or clauses for establishing an Executive Council, as a Council of State for the President of the U. States, to consist of six members, tw
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to postpone in order to create an executive council.
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris. The question of a Council was considered in the Committee, where it was judged that the Presidt. by persuading his Council— to concur in his wrong measures, would acquire their protection for them— Mr. Wilson approved of a Council, in preference to making the Senate a party to appointmts. Mr. Dickinson was for a Council. It wd. be a singular thing if the measures of the Executive were not to undergo some previous discussion before the President Mr Madison was in favor
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Spaight's Motion on Vacancies
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to agree to the following clause That the President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of the next session of the Senate. which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: Madison writes "nem. con.".
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Instruction to Devise a Proposition for an Executive Council
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Spaight's Amendment for Presidential Power on Interim Appointments
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Madison to Insert "Except Treaties of Peace"
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On motion of Mr. Spaight — “that the President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate by granting Commissions which shall expire at the end of the next Session of the Senate” It was agreed to nem: con:
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Seventh Proposition - Fifth Clause
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Madison on Peace Treaties
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Gorham thought the precaution unnecessary as the means of carrying on the war would not be in the hands of the President, but of the Legislature. Mr. Govr Morris thought the power of the President in this case harmless; and that no peace ought to be made without the concurrence of the President, who was the general Guardian of the National interests. Mr. Butler was strenuous for the motion, as a necessary security against ambitious & corrupt Presidents. He mentioned the late perfidious
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Two Thirds of the Senate to Make Peace Without the Consent of the President
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: To agree to the last question Ayes — 11; noes — 0. Editors' note: Madison writes, "On the question, “authorizing the President to call for the opinions of the Heads of Departments, in writing:” it passed in the affirmative, N. H. only being no. The clause was then unanimously agreed to." New Hampshire's vote will be recorded as uncertain, it being unclear whether two votes were taken.
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Gorham thought the precaution unnecessary as the means of carrying on the war would not be in the hands of the President, but of the Legislature. Mr. Govr Morris thought the power of the President in this case harmless; and that no peace ought to be made without the concurrence of the President, who was the general Guardian of the National interests. Mr. Butler was strenuous for the motion, as a necessary security against ambitious & corrupt Presidents. He mentioned the late perfidious
Also tagged as: Made, Necessary, War, President, Power, Least, Treaties, Concurrence, Votes, Case, Peace, Legislature
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Williamson/Spaight on Territorial Rights
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Williamson/Spaight on Territorial Rights: King's Amendment
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Instruction to Devise a Proposition for an Executive Council
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Govr. Morris. The question of a Council was considered in the Committee, where it was judged that the Presidt. by persuading his Council— to concur in his wrong measures, would acquire their protection for them— Mr. Wilson approved of a Council, in preference to making the Senate a party to appointmts. Mr. Dickinson was for a Council. It wd. be a singular thing if the measures of the Executive were not to undergo some previous discussion before the President Mr Madison was in favor
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the 4 sect. of the report in order to take up the following. That it be an instruction to the Committee of the States to prepare a clause or clauses for establishing an Executive Council, as a Council of State, for the President of the United States, to consist of six Members, two of which from the Eastern, two from the middle, and two from the southern States with a rotation and duration of office similar to that of the Senate; such Co
Also tagged as: Members, States, Sect, Executive, United, President, question, State, Consist, Appointed, Vote, Take, Journal, Office, Senate, Legislature
1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question, “authorizing the President to call for the opinions of the Heads of Departments, in writing:” it passed in the affirmative, N. H. only being no.* 〈The clause was then unanimously agreed to.〉 *〈Not so stated in the Printed Journal; but comformable to the result afterwards appearing. passed in the〉 Editors' note: The Journal records a unanimous final vote of the day, 'To agree to the last question'. Madison's notes present an unclear picture of this event, but it is probable tha
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - King's Motion to Strike Out "Except Treaties of Peace"
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Rutledge and Gerry's Amendment
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum. There is a difference in the case, as the President’s consent will also be necessary in the new Govt.
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Sherman for Majority of Senate
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties - Madison's Amendment
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Ghorum. There is a difference in the case, as the President’s consent will also be necessary in the new Govt.
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Section on Powers of the President: Two Thirds Consent to Treaties: Gerry/Williamson Amendment
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: Article X - Second Amendment to Section 2
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Gerry's Amendment Prohibiting the President from Filling Offices not Created by Law
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison, objected to a trial of the President by the Senate, especially as he was to be impeached by the other branch of the Legislature, and for any act which might be called a misdemesnor. The President under these circumstances was made improperly dependent. He would prefer the supreme Court for the trial of impeachments, or rather a tribunal of which that should form a part. Mr Govr Morris thought no other tribunal than the Senate could be trusted. The Supreme Court were too few in nu
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters: Ninth Proposition
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for Presidential Impeachment for Maladministration
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment for Presidential Impeachment for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 2 - VP Added to Impeachment Clause
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to add the following clause after the words “United States” “The Vice President and other civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on impeachment and conviction as aforesaid” which passed in the affirmative [“unanimous”]
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison, objected to a trial of the President by the Senate, especially as he was to be impeached by the other branch of the Legislature, and for any act which might be called a misdemesnor. The President under these circumstances was made improperly dependent. He would prefer the supreme Court for the trial of impeachments, or rather a tribunal of which that should form a part. Mr Govr Morris thought no other tribunal than the Senate could be trusted. The Supreme Court were too few in numb
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment on Impeachment of Vice President and Other Government Officers
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to add the following clause after the words “United States” “The Vice President and other civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from Office on impeachment and conviction as aforesaid” which passed in the affirmative [“unanimous”]
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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. McHenry observed that the President had not yet been any where authorized to convene the Senate, and moved to amend Art X. sect. 2. by striking out the words “He may convene them (the Legislature) on extraordinary occasions” & insert “He may convene both or either of the Houses on extraordinary occasions” — This he added would also provide for the case of the Senate being in Session at the time of convening the Legislature. Mr. Wilson said he should vote agst the motion because it implied
1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman opposed it— he thought the provision on that subject amply sufficient. Col: Hamilton expressed himself with great earnestness and anxiety in favor of the motion. He avowed himself a friend to a vigorous Government, but would declare at the same time, that he held it essential that the popular branch of it should be on a broad foundation. He was seriously of opinion that the House of Representatives was on so narrow a scale as to be really dangerous, and to warrant a jealousy in th
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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1787-09-08 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman opposed it— he thought the provision on that subject amply sufficient. Col: Hamilton expressed himself with great earnestness and anxiety in favor of the motion. He avowed himself a friend to a vigorous Government, but would declare at the same time, that he held it essential that the popular branch of it should be on a broad foundation. He was seriously of opinion that the House of Representatives was on so narrow a scale as to be really dangerous, and to warrant a jealousy in the
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Amendment on Ratification of the Constitution
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Randolph's Resolution on Ratification
1787-09-11 10:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Draft Letter to Congress
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Williamson moved to reconsider the clause requiring three fourths of each House to overrule the negative of the President, in order to strike out ¾ and insert ⅔. He had he remarked himself proposed ¾ instead of ⅔, but he had since been convinced that the latter proportion was the best. The former puts too much in the power of the President. Mr. Sherman was of the same opinion; adding that the States would not like to see so small a minority and the President, prevailing over the general v
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VI: Section 13 - Williamson for Two Thirds Consent to Override Presidential Veto
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Reconsider Article VI: Section 13 (Presidential Approval)
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Williamson's Amendment for a Two Thirds Majority to Overturn Presidential Veto
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1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman was of the same opinion; adding that the States would not like to see so small a minority and the President, prevailing over the general voice. In making laws regard should be had to the sense of the people. who are to be bound by them, and it was more probable that a single man should mistake or betray this sense than the Legislature Mr Govr Morris. Considering the difference between the two proportions numerically, it amounts in one House to two members only; and in the other to n
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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: Williamson's Amendment for a Two Thirds Majority to Overturn Presidential Veto
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 7 - Madison to Insert "The Day on Which"
1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Jackson writes in the Journal, 'It was moved and seconded to proceed to the comparing of the report, from the Committee of revision, with the articles which were agreed to by the House... and the same was read by paragraphs, compared, and in some places corrected and amended.' One of the differences found on comparison was in Article I: Section 7, regarding overruling a presidential veto. Williamson successfully made changes regarding the majorities needed in the Report of the Committee of Deta
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment to Insert 'The Day on Which'
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment on Choosing the Vice President
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: In the beginning of the 4th clause of the 3rd section of the 1st Article, strike out the words — the vice-president of the United States, and instead of them insert — a vice-president of the United States shall be chosen in the manner hereinafter directed who Refused
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison — The President is made too dependent already on the Legislature, by the power of one branch to try him in consequence of an impeachment by the other. This intermediate suspension, will put him in the power of one branch only — They can at any moment, in order to make way for the functions of another who will be more favorable to their views, vote a temporary removal of the existing magistrate — Mr. King concurred in the opposition to the amendment.
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Madison — The President is made too dependent already on the Legislature, by the power of one branch to try him in consequence of an impeachment by the other. This intermediate suspension, will put him in the power of one branch only — They can at any moment, in order to make way for the functions of another who will be more favorable to their views, vote a temporary removal of the existing magistrate — Mr. King 〈concurred〉 in the opposition to the amendment
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 2: Section 1 - Sixth Clause
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article II: Section 1 (President)
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 2: Section 1 - Seventh Clause: Rutledge/Franklin Amendment
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Rutlidge and Docr Franklin moved to annex to the end paragraph 7. sect. 1. art II— “and he (the President) shall not receive, within that period, any other emolument from the U. S. or any of them.” on which question N— H. ay— Mas. ay. Ct. no. N. J. no. Pa ay. Del. no. Md. ay— Va. ay. N. C. no. S— C. ay. Geo— ay. [Ayes — 7; noes — 4.]
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 2: Section 2 - Randolph to Prohibit Pardon in Cases of Treason
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Govr Morris had rather there should be no pardon for treason, than let the power devolve on the Legislature. Mr Wilson. Pardon is necessary for cases of treason, and is best placed in the hands of the Executive. If he be himself a party to the guilt he can be impeached and prosecuted. Mr. King thought it would be inconsistent with the Constitutional separation of the Executive & Legislative powers to let the prerogative be exercised by the latter — A Legislative body is utterly unfit fo
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: In the latter end of the 3rd clause of the 2nd Article — enquire of the committee about the senate chusing the vice president Editors' note: This excerpt from Mason's notes suggests that he either asked the Committee members to clarify their reasoning or attempted to pass a motion that they report their reasoning formally. Although, it is unclear which, if any, of these actions he took, as there are no corroborating sources.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 2: Section 1 - Third Clause: Journal Amendments
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Lessening Periods of Acting Presidents
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Art II. sect. 1. (paragraph 6) “or the period for chusing another president arrive” was changed into “or a President 〈shall〉 be elected” comformably to a vote of the ____ day of ____
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting Article II: Section 1 - Clause 7 (Presidential Compensation)
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Presidential Oath of Office: Journal Amendment
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mason's Amendment on Fixing Presidential Compensation
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Amendment Prohibiting Presidential Emoluments
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Rutlidge and Docr Franklin moved to annex to the end paragraph 7. sect. 1. art II— “and he (the President) shall not receive, within that period, any other emolument from the U. S. or any of them.” on which question N— H. ay— Mas. ay. Ct. no. N. J. no. Pa ay. Del. no. Md. ay— Va. ay. N. C. no. S— C. ay. Geo— ay. [Ayes — 7; noes — 4.]
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Removing Requirement for President's Name within Oath
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Replace 'Judgement and Power' with 'Abilities'
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: In the oath to be taken by the president, strike out the word “judgment,” and insert “abilities.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the Brearley copy or may have been supplied by Madison'. Though this event represents the changes made to the Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement, the order in which these amendments took place is unknown. As a result, the editors have
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article II: Section 2 (Presidential Powers)
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Stipulating Presidential Command of the Militia Only When Called into Service
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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: Mr Govr Morris had rather there should be no pardon for treason, than let the power devolve on the Legislature. Mr Wilson. Pardon is necessary for cases of treason, and is best placed in the hands of the Executive. If he be himself a party to the guilt he can be impeached and prosecuted. Mr. King thought it would be inconsistent with the Constitutional separation of the Executive & Legislative powers to let the prerogative be exercised by the latter — A Legislative body is utterly unfit for th
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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: Article II: Section 3 (Presidential Responsibilities)
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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
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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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: Jacob Shallus was chosen for the task of engrossing the Constitution and was paid $30 for the work. Shallus was Assistant Clerk to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, which met at the Pennsylvania State House, the same building used by the Convention. Once Shallus had produced the document, he attended the next session to make any changes the Convention requested.
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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: When the President rose, for the purpose of putting the question, he said that although his situation had hitherto restrained him from offering his sentiments on questions depending in the House, and it might be thought, ought now to impose silence on him, yet he could not forbear expressing his wish that the alteration proposed might take place. It was much to be desired that the objections to the plan recommended might be made as few as possible — The smallness of the proportion of Representat
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: When the President rose, for the purpose of putting the question, he said that although his situation had hitherto restrained him from offering his sentiments on questions depending in the House, and it might be thought, ought now to impose silence on him, yet he could not forbear expressing his wish that the alteration proposed might take place. It was much to be desired that the objections to the plan recommended might be made as few as possible — The smallness of the proportion of Representat
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to deposit the Journals and papers with the President.
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: A question was then put on depositing the Journals and other papers of the Convention in the hands of the President, On which, N— H— ay. Mtts ay. Ct. ay— N. J. ay. Pena. ay. Del. ay. Md. no. Va. ay. N. C. ay— S. C. ay. Geo. ay. [Ayes 10; noes — 1.] Editors' note: Madison notes that 'This negative of Maryland was occasioned by the language of the instructions to the Deputies of that State, which required them to report to the State, the proceedings of the Convention.'
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: Editors' note: Scribe Jacob Shallus made a number of corrections to his engrossed copy of the Constitution. As the Convention granted him only Sunday to write out the Constitution, there are several omissions in the text due to the difficult and hurried nature of the task. He corrected these omissions by adding interlineations, most likely prior to delivering the document to the Convention. It seems that Shallus was present during the final session, as Gorham’s amendment and the subscription te
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to adjourn sine die
1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Deposit the Journal and Papers with the President
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1787-09-17 10:00:00 in the The Convention: A question was then put on depositing the Journals and other papers of the Convention in the hands of the President, On which, N— H— ay. Mtts ay. Ct. ay— N. J. ay. Pena. ay. Del. ay. Md.* no. Va. ay. N. C. ay— S. C. ay. Geo. ay. [Ayes 10; noes — 1.] * This negative of Maryland was occasioned by the language of the instructions to the Deputies of that State, which required them to report to the State, the proceedings 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: Whilst the last members were signing it Doctr. Franklin looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have, said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting
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1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Elect a President pro tempore
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1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Elect a President pro tempore
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate then proceeded by ballot to the choice of a President of their body, pro tempore.'
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1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate then proceeded by ballot to the choice of a President of their body, pro tempore.'
1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate then proceeded by ballot to the choice of a President of their body, pro tempore. John Langdon, Esq. was duly elected.'
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1789-04-06 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate then proceeded by ballot to the choice of a President of their body, pro tempore. John Langdon, Esq. was duly elected.'
1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Letter from the Senate - 16 April
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1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Letter from the Senate - 16 April
1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Honorable John Langdon, President pro tempore of the Senate, communicating the appointment of two committees of that House, agreeably to the report of the committee of both Houses, agreed to yesterday; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.'
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1789-04-16 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Honorable John Langdon, President pro tempore of the Senate, communicating the appointment of two committees of that House, agreeably to the report of the committee of both Houses, agreed to yesterday; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.'
1789-04-18 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'On motion, Resolved, That the following be subjoined to the standing orders of the Senate: XX. Before any petition or memorial, addressed to the Senate, shall be received and read at the table, whether the same shall be introduced by the President, or a member, a brief statement of the contents of the petition or memorial shall verbally be made by the introducer.'
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1789-04-18 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'On motion, Resolved, That the following be subjoined to the standing orders of the Senate: XX. Before any petition or memorial, addressed to the Senate, shall be received and read at the table, whether the same shall be introduced by the President, or a member, a brief statement of the contents of the petition or memorial shall verbally be made by the introducer.'
1789-04-23 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adjourn
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1789-04-23 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Adjourn
1789-04-23 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Upon motion of Mr. White, referring to the arrival of the President, the House adjourned until to-tomorrow' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 25 April 1789, 14).
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1789-04-23 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Upon motion of Mr. White, referring to the arrival of the President, the House adjourned until to-tomorrow' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 25 April 1789, 14).
1789-04-30 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Implied Motion to Adjourn
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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).
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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: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
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1789-05-01 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Implied Motion to Rise and Report Progress
1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The honorable Pierce Butler, from the state of South Carolina, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the Senate. The Vice President administered the oath to Mr. Butler.'
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1789-06-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The honorable Pierce Butler, from the state of South Carolina, appeared, produced his credentials, and took his seat in the Senate. The Vice President administered the oath to Mr. Butler.'
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
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint the Committee for Enrolled Bills
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Appoint the Committee for Enrolled Bills
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Implied Motion to Appoint a Member to the Committee for Enrolled Bills
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Implied Motion to Appoint a Member to the Committee for Enrolled Bills
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation. Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do acquaint the Senate therewith.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Beckley, their Clerk: who informed the Senate that "the House of Representatives had appointed Mr. White and Mr. Partridge, with such as the Senate may join, a standing committee, to examine the enrollment of all hills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and, after being signed by the President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States;" [...] The Senate p
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. Beckley, their Clerk: who informed the Senate that "the House of Representatives had appointed Mr. White and Mr. Partridge, with such as the Senate may join, a standing committee, to examine the enrollment of all hills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and, after being signed by the President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States;" [...] The Senate pro
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'The Senate proceeded to appoint Mr. Wingate a committee on their part, to examine and present to the President of the United States the enrolled bills that may pass the Senate and House of Representatives from time to time.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the Joint: Committee for Enrolled Bills: 'The Senate proceeded to appoint Mr. Wingate a committee on their part, to examine and present to the President of the United States the enrolled bills that may pass the Senate and House of Representatives from time to time.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate proceeded to appoint Mr. Wingate a committee on their part, to examine and present to the President of the United States the enrolled bills that may pass the Senate and House of Representatives from time to time.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate proceeded to appoint Mr. Wingate a committee on their part, to examine and present to the President of the United States the enrolled bills that may pass the Senate and House of Representatives from time to time.'
1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
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1789-07-31 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: 'Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Partridge be appointed a standing committee on the part of this House, jointly, with any committee of the Senate, to examine the enrolments of all bills, as the same shall pass the two Houses, and after being signed by the Speaker of this House, and the President of the Senate, to present them forthwith to the President of the United States, for his approbation.'
1789-08-13 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Mr. LIVERMORE was clearly of opinion, that whatever amendments were made to the constitution, they ought to stand separate from the original instrument. We have no right, said he, to alter a clause, any otherwise than by a new proposition. We have well-established precedents for such a mode of procedure in the practice of the British Parliament and the State Legislatures throughout America. I do not mean, however, to assert that there has been no instance of a repeal of the whole law on enactin
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1789-08-13 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'Mr. LIVERMORE was clearly of opinion, that whatever amendments were made to the constitution, they ought to stand separate from the original instrument. We have no right, said he, to alter a clause, any otherwise than by a new proposition. We have well-established precedents for such a mode of procedure in the practice of the British Parliament and the State Legislatures throughout America. I do not mean, however, to assert that there has been no instance of a repeal of the whole law on enactin
1789-08-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Mr. TUCKER.—I presume these propositions are brought forward under the idea of being amendments to the constitution; but can this be esteemed an amendment of the constitution? If I understand what is meant by the introductory paragraph, it is the preamble to the constitution; but a preamble is no part of the constitution. It is, to say the best, a useless amendment. For my part, I should as soon think of amending the concluding part, consisting of General Washington's letter to the President of
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1789-08-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Mr. TUCKER.—I presume these propositions are brought forward under the idea of being amendments to the constitution; but can this be esteemed an amendment of the constitution? If I understand what is meant by the introductory paragraph, it is the preamble to the constitution; but a preamble is no part of the constitution. It is, to say the best, a useless amendment. For my part, I should as soon think of amending the concluding part, consisting of General Washington's letter to the President of
1789-08-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The question on the first paragraph of the report was put and carried in the affirmative, twenty-seven to twenty-three' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 746-47). *** 'Some progress was made in the discussion of the report of the select committee.—The question on the first paragraph, after a short debate, was put and carried in the affirmative' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 15 August 1789, 143). *** 'Mr. TUCKER observed, that the preamble is no part of the Const
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1789-08-14 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: 'The question on the first paragraph of the report was put and carried in the affirmative, twenty-seven to twenty-three' (Annals of Congress, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 746-47). *** 'Some progress was made in the discussion of the report of the select committee.—The question on the first paragraph, after a short debate, was put and carried in the affirmative' (Gazette of the United States, edition of 15 August 1789, 143). *** 'Mr. TUCKER observed, that the preamble is no part of the Constitution:
1789-08-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: ‘Mr. AMES said, that inadequate regulations were equally injurious as having none, and that such an amendment as was now proposed would alter the constitution; it would vest the supreme authority in places where it was never contemplated. Mr. SHERMAN observed, that the Convention were very unanimous in passing this clause; that it was an important provision, and if it was resigned it would tend to subvert the Government. Mr. MADISON was willing to make very amendment that was required by t
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1789-08-21 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: ‘Mr. AMES said, that inadequate regulations were equally injurious as having none, and that such an amendment as was now proposed would alter the constitution; it would vest the supreme authority in places where it was never contemplated. Mr. SHERMAN observed, that the Convention were very unanimous in passing this clause; that it was an important provision, and if it was resigned it would tend to subvert the Government. Mr. MADISON was willing to make very amendment that was required by the S
1789-09-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Additional Proposed Amendment
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1789-09-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Additional Proposed Amendment
1789-09-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'On motion to add the following clause to the articles of amendment to the constitution of the United States, proposed by the House of Representatives, to wit: "That no person shall be capable of being President of the United States for more than eight years in any term of sixteen years:" It passed in the negative.'
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1789-09-08 11:00:00 in the The Senate : 'On motion to add the following clause to the articles of amendment to the constitution of the United States, proposed by the House of Representatives, to wit: "That no person shall be capable of being President of the United States for more than eight years in any term of sixteen years:" It passed in the negative.'
1789-09-24 13:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution that President Send Copies of Amendments to the States
1789-09-24 13:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution that President Send Copies of Amendments to the States
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1789-09-25 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Send Copies of Amendments to the States
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1789-09-25 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Motion to Send Copies of Amendments to the States
1789-09-26 10:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve of the House of Representatives of the 24th instant, to wit: "In the House of Representatives, "Thursday, the 24th, September, 1789. "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to transmit to the executives of the United States, which have ratified the constitution copies of the amendments proposed by Congress, to be added the
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1789-09-26 10:00:00 in the The Senate : 'The Senate proceeded to consider the resolve of the House of Representatives of the 24th instant, to wit: "In the House of Representatives, "Thursday, the 24th, September, 1789. "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be requested to transmit to the executives of the United States, which have ratified the constitution copies of the amendments proposed by Congress, to be added thereto;
1789-09-26 10:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a message to the House of Representatives accordingly' (U.S. Senate Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 26 September 1789). *** 'A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the resolution desiring the President of the United States to recommend a day of general thanksgiving; also, to the resolution desiring the President of the United States to transmit to the Executives of the several States in the Un
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1789-09-26 10:00:00 in the The Senate : 'Ordered, That the Secretary do carry a message to the House of Representatives accordingly' (U.S. Senate Journal, 1st Cong., 1st sess., 26 September 1789). *** 'A message from the Senate, by Mr. Otis, their Secretary: Mr. Speaker: The Senate have agreed to the resolution desiring the President of the United States to recommend a day of general thanksgiving; also, to the resolution desiring the President of the United States to transmit to the Executives of the several States in the Union, a
1877-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: William A. Wheeler was not included as a member who entered the Senate in the Congressional Journal, but served as Vice President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. He is included as a speaker throughout the record and is referred to as "The VICE-PRESIDENT."]
1877-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1877-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Appointment of Senators to the Committee to Wait Upon the President of the United States
1877-12-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT To which the Chair hears no objection.
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution Requesting Advocacy Before the Senate
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. SARGENT. I should like to make a remark before it goes over. Mr. BURNSIDE. I hope the Senator from Vermont will yield to my motion. Mr. SARGENT. With the leave of the Senate I should like to make one remark. The ladies referred to in this resolution are here temporarily and leave soon. It seems to me Senators can make up their minds to-day whether they will give them this privilege or not. It is nota matter extremely abstruse. We can easily determine whether we will allow them to be heard be
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notice to Call the Resolution To-morrow
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Appeal to Settle the Matter Now
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The resolution is not before the Senate.
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The regular order is a resolution which comes over from the session of December last.
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The Chair will regard the motion to re- consider as entered by the Senator from Rhode Island to come up at the proper time.
1878-01-10 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. EDMUNDS. We get the substance of the idea. I do not think it is necessary to have it present. The simple proposition is just what it was this morning; and that is that, contrary to the universal practice of the Senate, which has had no exception, I believe, and which stood in the rules until the present occupant of the chair left it out in his last report, as I have just discovered, by the old nineteenth rule which stood from 1792 or 1789 until 1877 it was declared that under no circumstance
1878-06-14 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The joint resolution will be placed on the Calendar, with the adverse report of the Committee, which will be printed.
1878-06-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution will be passed over.
1878-06-20 06:05:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Read Journal of the Previous Day
1878-06-20 06:05:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [William A. Wheeler served as the Vice President of the United States from 1877-1881.]
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT of the United States (Hon. WILLIAM A. WHEELER, of New York) took the char and called the Senate to order at twelve o'clock noon.
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1878-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Appointment of Senators to the Committee to Wait Upon the President of the United States
1879-02-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Daniel W. Voorhees
1879-02-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Daniel W. Voorhees
1879-02-04 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James Donald Cameron
1879-02-14 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Benjamin Franklin Jones
1879-02-17 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. A quorum is now present. The Secretary will read the proceedings of the session of Saturday last. The Secretary resumed and concluded the reading of the Journal of the proceedings of Saturday last.
1879-02-17 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. To this the Chair bears no objection. The joint resolution will be passed over, and the Secretary will report the next case on the Calendar.
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Delay the Reading of the Journal
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read Journal of the Previous Day
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. EDMUNDS. Oh, no, Mr. President, I want to hear it through. I am very much interested in it.
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. It requires unanimous consent to dispense with the reading.
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Read the Certificate
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Administer the Oath to Zachariah Chandler
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The Senator-elect will present himself at the desk and be sworn. Mr. CHANDLER advanced to the Vice-President's chair, escorted by Mr. FERRY, and the oath prescribed by law having been administered to Mr. CHANDLER he took his seat in the Senate.
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John J. Ingalls
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James H. Slater
1879-02-22 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John A. Logan
1879-02-24 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Roscoe Conkling
1879-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Delay the Reading of the Journal
1879-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. INGALLS, (at eleven o'clock and ten minutes a.m.) Mr. President, it appears to be past the hour to which the Senate adjourned yesterday, and I ask why the Journal is not read? The VICE-PRESIDENT. Simply because it is apparent there is no quorum present. Mr. INGALLS. Has the want of a quorum been ascertained in any definite manner? The VICE-PRESIDENT. It has been ascertained by view by the Chair. He regards it his duty under the first rule of the Senate not to permit the Journal to be read u
1879-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. That is an order. The Secretary will call the roll. The Secretary called the roll.
1879-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read Journal of the Previous Day
1879-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Nathaniel P. Hill
1879-02-28 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Delay the Reading of the Journal
1879-02-28 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. There is not a quorum present.
1879-02-28 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The Secretary will call the roll of the Senate. The Secretary called the roll, and thirty-nine Senators answered to their names.
1879-02-28 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read Journal of the Previous Day
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. ANTHONY. Mr. President- Mr. EDMUNDS. There is not any quorum. Mr. COCKRELL. No quorum? The VICE-PRESIDENT. There is evidently no quorum present.
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. It is not. There is no quorum present. It is a legislative act to give a notice.
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT. The roll of the Senate will be called. The Secretary called the roll, and 34 Senators answered to their names-less than a quorum.
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: The VICE-PRESIDENT, (at one o'clock and fifteen minutes· p.m.) There is a quorum present.
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Note from the Vice President
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution to Appoint Thomas W. Ferry President Pro Tempore of the Senate
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution to Appoint Thomas W. Ferry President Pro Tempore of the Senate: Mr. Bayard's Amendment
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: The SECRETARY. The resolution offered by the Senator from Rhode Island is as follows : Resolved, (the Vice-President being absent,) That Ron. THOMAS W. FERRY, one of the Senators from the State of Michigan, be, and he hereby is, appointed President pro tempore of the Senate. The Senator from Delaware proposes to amend by striking out "THOMAS W. FERRY, one of the Senators from the State of Michigan," and inserting "ALLEN G. THURMAN, of Ohio." The SECRETARY. The resolution offered by the Senator f
1879-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: William A. Wheeler was the Vice President.]
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Proclamation of the President
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion for Administration of the Oath
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion for the Modified Oath of Office
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Charles H. Bell
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion for the Senator from Pennsylvania to Withdraw the Motion
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. WALLACE. My motion is not open to debate. The VICE-PRESIDENT. It is not a debatable motion.
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Make a Statement
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. ROLLINS. I will occupy the attention of the Senate but a few moments. The VICE-PRESIDENT. The Senator from Pennsylvania assents. Mr. ROLLINS. Mr. President, before a vote is taken upon the pending question I desire to submit for the consideration of the Senate such precedents as I find which in my judgment are entitled to weight in the consideration of this case. After the most careful and diligent scrutiny of the records of the Senate, from the foundation of the Government down to the pre
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. WALLACE. I must insist on my motion as following the usual precedents in such cases. The VICE-PRESIDENT. The question is on the motion of the Senator from Pennsylvania that the credentials lie upon the table. Mr. BLAINE. Until to-morrow? Mr. WALLACE. Until to-morrow. The motion was agreed to.
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the Vice-President was authorized to appoint the committee; and Messrs. BAYARD and ANTHONY were appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate.
1879-03-18 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the Vice-President was authorized to appoint the committee; and Messrs. BAYARD and ANTHONY were appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate.
1879-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Proceed with the Reading of Wednesday's Journal
1879-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read Journal of the Previous Day
1879-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair is informed that the newly elected Senator from New Hampshire [Mr. Blair] is in the Chamber.
1879-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator-elect will please come forward and be sworn. Mr. BLAIR advanced to the desk, escorted by Mr. ROLLINS, and the oath prescribed by the act of July 2, 1862, having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate.
1879-07-01 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1879-07-01 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: William A. Wheeler was serving as Vice President of the United States at this time.]
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the Vice-President was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. BAYARD and ANTHONY were appointed.
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the Vice-President was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. BAYARD and ANTHONY were appointed.
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Death of Senator Zachariah Chandler
1879-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1879-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Henry P. Baldwin
1879-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Administration of the Oath of office
1879-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BALDWIN advanced to the Vice-President's desk, escorted by Mr. FERRY, and the oath prescribed by the act of July 2, 1862, having been administered to Mr. BALDWIN, he took his seat in the Senate.
1879-12-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BALDWIN advanced to the Vice-President's desk, escorted by Mr. FERRY, and the oath prescribed by the act of July 2, 1862, having been administered to Mr. BALDWIN, he took his seat in the Senate.
1880-02-26 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Death of Senator Houston
1880-02-26 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adopt: Death of Senator Houston
1880-03-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Naming of a Presiding Officer
1880-04-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Election of President pro tempore
1880-04-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Proceed to the Election of a President pro tempore
1880-04-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution for President pro tempore
1880-04-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Rhode Island moves that the Senate do now adjourn. The motion was agreed to; there being on a division-ayes 22, noes 20; and (at five o'clock p. m.) the Senate adjourned.
1880-05-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Election of President pro tempore
1880-05-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Proceed to the Election of a President pro tempore
1880-05-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution for President pro tempore
1880-05-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James A. Garfield
1880-05-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from New York moves that the Senate adjourn. The motion was agreed to; and (at five o'clock and ten minutes p.m.) the Senate adjourned.
1880-05-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notice of Resignation
1880-05-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Joseph E. Brown
1880-05-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Georgia. has announced to the Senate that he has resigned, and that his resignation has been accepted.
1880-05-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there is no objection the Senator appointed by the Governor of Georgia will come forward and be sworn.
1880-06-12 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Ambrose E. Burnside
1880-06-16 09:00:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of William Windom
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Message to the President
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: We can conclude from the record that the message was sent to the President and can be adopted in the platform.]
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. ANTHONY and GARLAND were appointed.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. ANTHONY and GARLAND were appointed.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Committees of the Senate
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution lies over one day.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution is not before the Senate. The proposition can be read for information as one to be offered by the Senator from Alabama as a substitute when the resolution of the Senator from Vermont is before the Senate. It will be read.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The point of order will be reserved until the resolution is taken up for consideration.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Both will be printed.
1881-12-05 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1881-12-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Take Up the Resolution from Yesterday
1881-12-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Committees of the Senate: Mr. Edmunds' Amendment
1881-12-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. DAVIS, of Illinois. Mr. President, a solemn event, which excited the sympathy of the civilized world, recently brought about an unexpected change in the Presidency. The Forty-seventh Congress now meets under the constitutional successor to the President who was only inaugurated last March, and who was stricken down in the maturity of his manhood, after but four short months of experience in the executive chair. These stern facts are full of admonition. They teach us how frail are human hop
1881-12-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. PUGH. Mr. President, yesterday I had read at the desk an amendment, that I said then it was my purpose to offer to the resolution of the Senator from Vermont. I thought, in view of the relative strength of the two parties in the Senate, that it was but fair that we should have an equal division of the committees. Since hearing the speech of the President of the Senate, it would be a useless consumption of time for me to ask for any action on that amendment, and I shall therefore decline to o
1881-12-13 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution goes over until to-morrow.
1881-12-14 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The resolution was read, as follows: Resolved, That a select committee of seven Senators be appointed by the Chair, to whom shall be referred all petitions, bills, and resolves providing for the extension of suffrage to women or the removal of their legal disabilities. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution is before the Senate for consideration.
1881-12-14 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. VEST. Mr. President, I am constrained to object to the passage of this resolution and I do it with considerable reluctance. At present we have thirty standing committees of the Senate, and we have four joint committees of seven special committees, in addition to the committee now proposed. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair will inform the Senator from Missouri that a majority of the Senate has to decide whether the resolution shall be considered. Mr. VEST. I understood the Chair to
1881-12-14 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Dispose of the Matter
1881-12-14 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair announces that the morning hour has expired, and unless the Senator from Kentucky [Mr. BECK] who is entitled to the floor on the unfinished business consents, the resolution will have to go over. Mr. HOAR. I hope the Senator will see that the time of the Senate will be saved in the end by letting this matter, which has gone so far, come to its end now, rather than have to take it up another day. It will take but a few minutes longer.
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The rule says that resolutions which have been previously offered shall be laid by the Chair before the Senate.
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The first resolution on the Calendar will be reported.
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read the Resolution on Which the Senate was Acting Yesterday
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The Chair Will Lay Before the Senate the Resolution from the Committee on Rules
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. VEST. Mr. President, I disclaim any intention again to incite or excite any general discussion in regard to woman suffrage. The Senator from Massachusetts, [Mr. HOAR,] for whom I have very great regard, was yesterday pleased to observe that the State governments furnished by the Senator from Missouri and other Senators in the past had been no argument in favor of manhood suffrage. Mr. President, I have been under the impression that the American people to-day are the best governed, the best
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Order of Business: Morning Hour is Closed
1881-12-15 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The hour of one o’clock has arrived, and the morning hour is closed.
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Take up the Resolution of the Senator from Massachusetts
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. VEST. Mr. President, I was on the eve of finishing my remarks yester when the morning hour expired, and I do not now wish to detain the Senate. I was about to say at that time that the Senate now has forty-one committees, with a small army of messengers and clerks, one-half of whom, without exaggeration, are literally without employment. I shall not pretend to specify the committees of this body which have not one single bill, resolution, or proposition of any sort pending before them, and h
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Refer the Resolution to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Mr. VEST.] For thirty years it has been without business. For thirty long years the placid surface of that parliamentary sea has been without one single ripple. If the Senator from Massachusetts desires a tribunal for calm judicial equilibrium and examination, a tribunal far from the “madding crowd’s ignoble strife,” a tribunal eminently respectable, dignified and unique, why not send this question to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims? When I name toe personnel of that committee it will be
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Question on the Adoption of the Resolution
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. HARRIS. Did not the Senator from Missouri [Mr. VEST] offer an amendment? Mr. GARLAND. As I understand, he moved to refer the subject to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Does the Chair understand that the Senator from Missouri has offered an amendment?
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The Acting Secretary read the resolution. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Missouri offers an amendment that the subject be referred to the standing Committee on Revolutionary Claims. The question is on the amendment of the Senator from Missouri. [Putting the question.] The noes appear to have it. Mr. FARLEY called for the yeas and nays; and they were ordered and taken. Mr. BLAIR, (after having voted in the negative.) I have voted inadvertently. I am paired with the Senator fro
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Refer the Resolution to the Committee on the Judiciary
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Mr. BAYARD.] I would state that I voted with some regret and hesitancy upon the motion of the Senator from Missouri [Mr. VEST] to refer this matter to the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. My regret was owing to the fact that I do not wish even to seem to treat a subject of this character in a spirit of levity or to indicate the slightest disrespect, by such a reference, to those whose opinions upon this subject differ essentially from my own. I cast the vote because I considered it would be
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The Morning Hour Has Expired
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It requires unanimous consent. Mr. LOGAN. I do not wish to make a speech; I merely desire to say a word in response to what the Senator from Delaware [Mr. BAYARD] has said in relation to the reference to the Judiciary Committee.
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There being no objection, unanimous consent will be presumed to have been given for the Senator from Illinois to make his explanation.
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. LOGAN. This question having been once before the Judiciary Committee, and it being a request by many ladies, who are citizens of the United States just as we are, that they should have a special committee of the Senate before which they can be heard, I deem it proper and right, without any committal whatever in refence to my own views, that they should have that committee. It is nothing but fair, just, and right that they should have a committee organized as nearly as can be in the Senate in
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion for the Regular Order
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Announcement of Appointments to Committeees
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: The President pro tempore proceeded to announce appointments to committees. We can therefore conclude that the motion was adopted.]
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call for the Resolution in Regard to Woman Suffrage
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. JONES, of Florida. I ask for information how long the morning hour is to extend? The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The regular business of the morning hour is closed. The morning hour, however, will not expire until twenty minutes past one. The Senator from Massachusetts asks to have taken up the resolution reported by him from the Committee on Rule, which will be read. from the Committee on Rules by Mr. HOAR on the 13th instant; which was read, as follows: Resolved That a select committee
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the amendment proposed by the Senator from Delaware, [Mr. BAYARD,] that the subject be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Mr. HOAR. It is not intended by the resolution to commit the Senate or any Senator in the slightest degree to any opinion upon the question of woman suffrage, but it is merely the question of a convenient mode of hearing. I hope we shall be allowed to have a vote on the resolution. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is the Se
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BECK. Mr. President, I have received a number of communications from very respectable ladies in my own State upon this important question; but I am unable to comply with their request and support the female suffrage which they advocate. I shall vote for the reference to the Committee on the Judiciary in order that there may be a thorough investigation of the question. I wholly disagree with the suggestion of the Senator from Illinois [Mr. LOGAN] that a committee ought to be appointed as favo
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Morning Hour Expired
1881-12-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The morning hour has expired, and the unfinished business is before the Senate.
1881-12-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The morning hour having expired, the Senator from Massachusetts calls up the resolution which was under consideration yesterday. Mr. INGALLS. What is the regular order? The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There is no regular unfinished business. The Senator from Florida [Mr. CALL] gave notice yesterday that he would ask the indulgence of the Senate to-day to consider the subject of homestead. rights. Mr. HOAR. I hope this matter may be disposed of. It is very unpleasan
1881-12-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Alabama states that he has no objection to the present consideration of the resolution, but he asks leave to make some remarks upon it. The Chair hearing no objection to the consideration of the resolution, it is before the Senate.
1881-12-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Question: Agreeing to the Motion of the Senator from Massachusetts
1881-12-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The pending question is on the motion of the Senator from Delaware [Mr. BAYARD] to refer the subject to the Committee on the Judiciary, on which the yeas and nays have been ordered. Mr. MORGAN. Mr. President, I stand in a different relation to this question from that of the Senator from Kentucky, [Mr. BECK,] who said yesterday that he had received a number of communications from very respectable ladies in his own State upon this very important subject, and yet felt c
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. There being ten minutes left of the morning hour, the Senator from Massachusetts [Mr. HOAR] asks for the consideration of the resolution relating to woman suffrage, which will be read. The Acting Secretary read the following resolution, reported by Mr. HOAR from the Committee on Rules December 13, 1881: Resolved, That a special committee of seven Senators be appointed by the Chair, to whom shall be referred all petitions, bills, and resolves asking for the extensio
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The pending question is on the motion of the Senator from Delaware, [Mr. BAYARD,] to refer the subject-matter to the Committee on the Judiciary, on which the yeas and nays have been ordered. The Principal Legislative Clerk proceeded to call the roll. Mr. BUTLER, (when Mr. PUGIH’s name was called.) I was requested by the Senator from Alabama [Mr. PUGH] to announce his pair with the Senator from New York, [Mr. MILLER.] The roll-call was concluded. Mr. TELLER. On
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Read the Resolution
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. HOAR. I have no objection to that modification. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Massachusetts accepts the suggestion of the Senator from Vermont, and the word "may" will be substituted for "shall."
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Morning Hour Expired
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there is no objection, unanimous consent will be assumed. Mr. FARLEY and others. I object.
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the motion of the Senator from Massachusetts. [Putting the question.] The Chair is uncertain from the sound, and will ask for a division. The motion was agreed to; there being a division-ayes 32, noes 20.
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution is before the Senate, and the Senator from Georgia [Mr. HILL] has the floor. Mr. HILL, of Georgia. Mr. President, I do not intend to say one word on the subject of woman suffrage. I shall not get into that discussion which was alluded to by the Senator from Massachusetts. The Senator will remember, if he refreshes his recollection, that when my late colleague, now no longer a Senator, made a motion for the appointment of a select committee in relation
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion for the Yeas and Nays
1882-01-09 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the adoption of the resolution. Mr. VEST called for the yeas and nays, and they were ordered, and the Principal Legislative Clerk proceeded to call the roll.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-01-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair, in connection with this subject, announces the members of the committee on the subject of woman suffrage authorized by a resolution heretofore adopted, namely: Mr. LAPHAM, Mr. ANTHONY, Mr. FERRY, Mr. BLAIR, Mr. GEORGE, Mr. JACKSON, and Mr. FAIR.
1882-06-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. GEORGE. I present the views of the minority of tho committee, consisting of the Senator from Tennessee, [Mr. JACKSON,] the Senator from Nevada, [Mr. FAIR,] and myself. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It is moved that 1,000 extra copies of the report be printed for the use of the Senate. Mr. ANTHONY. The motion should go by the statute to the Committee on Printing.
1882-06-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution to Print Additional Copies [Committee on Printing Report]: Mr. Cockrell's Amendment
1882-06-19 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] ...The Chair hears none, and the resolution is so modified.
1882-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Henry B. Anthony
1882-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. ALLISON. The hour of two o'clock has arrived, and I ask that the regular order be laid before the Senate; and if the motion of the Senator from New York leads to no talk, I shall not object to it. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The regular order is the bill (H. R. No. 4167) to enable national banking associations to extend their corporate existence. The Senator from New York calls up a motion to reconsider the resolution passed yesterday that the majority and minority reports on the question of
1882-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question now is on the amendment of the Senator from Missouri, [Mr. COCKRELL,] ordering the report of the majority and the views of the minority to be printed as one document. The amendment was rejected.
1882-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question now is on the resolution as reported, without amendment. The resolution was agreed to.
1882-08-08 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BAYARD. Mr. President, I desire to correct the error that I find in the Record, which is repeated in the Journal as read to-day. I am recorded in the RECORD of yesterday's proceedings as being absent at the vote upon the amendment offered by the Senator from Wisconsin [Mr. CAMERON] to the resolution for final adjournment, whereas I was present in the Chamber and did vote distinctly in the affirmative. Mr. BLAIR. I heard you. Mr. BAYARD. The resolution I believe then was brought forward in go
1882-08-08 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Journal as corrected will be approved.
1882-08-08 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore (Mr. GEORGE F. EDMUNDS, a Senator from the State of Vermont) took the chair and called the Senate to order at 12 o'clock, noon.
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James B. Beck
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Presentation of the Oath of Office
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. SHERMAN and BAYARD were appointed.
1883-12-03 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. SHERMAN and BAYARD were appointed.
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Ohio presents a privileged resolution which will be read.
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection to the present consideration of the first resolution? The Chair hears none. The question is on agreeing to the resolutions. The resolutions were agreed to.
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection to the present consideration of the first resolution? The Chair hears none. The question is on agreeing to the resolutions. The resolutions were agreed to.
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Committees of the Senate
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on agreeing to the constitution of the standing committees of the Senate as proposed. Senators in the affirmative will say “ay;” Senators in the negative will say “no.” [Putting the question.] The “ayes” have it, and it is so ordered.
1883-12-10 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection to the present consideration of this resolution? The Chair hears none. Is there objection to dispensing with the rule which requires a ballot? The Chair hears none. The question is on agreeing to the resolution. The resolution was agreed to.
1883-12-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair will state to the Senate that the Journal as now prepared does not show that the suspension of the rule regarding the election of committees by ballot was by unanimous consent. The Chair suggests that the Journal be corrected so as to show that it was by unanimous consent, in order that it may not be drawn into a precedent. If there be no objection the Journal will be corrected accordingly. It is so ordered. If there be no objection, the Journal of yesterday'
1883-12-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Administration of the Oath of Office
1883-12-11 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be no objection the Senator-elect from Rhode Island will attend at the desk and receive the oaths of office. Mr. HENRY B. ANTHONY advanced to the desk, escorted by Mr. ALDRICH; and the oaths prescribed by the acts of June 1, 1789, and July 1, 1862, having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate. All the members of the Senate rose when Mr. ANTHONY reached the President's desk and remained standing during the administration of the oaths of offic
1883-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: PLACEHOLDER FOR A MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
1883-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Designate a Committee of Three Senators to Attend the Funeral
1883-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Kansas asks that the Chair designate a committee of three Senators to attend the obsequies of the late member of the House of Representatives from Kansas. Is there objection? The Chair hears none.
1883-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] The Senator from Kansas [Mr. INGALLS] moves that the Senate do now adjourn. The motion was agreed to; and (at 12 o'clock and 35 minutes p. m.) the Senate adjourned.
1884-02-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from New York asks that the Senate discharge him from further service as chairman of the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage. Will the Senate grant the request? The request was granted.
1884-02-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to be Discharged from Further Service upon the Committe on Woman Suffrage
1884-02-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] Will the Senate excuse the Senator from Florida from further service on that committee? The request was granted.
1884-03-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Name a Presiding Officer
1884-03-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] The Chair hears no objection, and it is so ordered.
1884-03-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] It is moved that the Senate do now adjourn. The motion was agreed to; and (at 5 o'clock and 51 minutes p. m.) the Senate adjourned.
1884-03-28 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Missouri from the minority of the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage asks leave to submit the views of the minority at a later day. If there be no objection leave will be granted.
1884-04-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Henry B. Payne
1884-04-23 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Present the Minority Report
1884-06-20 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: Angus Cameron took his seat as the presiding officer, therefore we can conclude that the message from the President pro tempore was adopted.]
1884-07-07 10:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1884-07-07 10:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Treat the Hour of Adjournment as Having Arrived
1884-07-07 10:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Iowa suggests that the business of the session is disposed of. The Chair understands that neither the President nor the House of Representatives have any further communication to make. If there be no objection, the time of adjournment will be treated as having arrived. The Chair hears no objection.
1884-07-07 10:00:00 in the United States Senate: Final Adjournment
1884-07-07 10:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] The present session, the first session of the Senate of the Forty-eighth Congress, stands adjourned without day.
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Prayer
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Notification to the President
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. SHERMAN and GARLAND were appointed.
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: By unanimous consent, the President pro tempore was authorized to appoint the committee on the part of the Senate; and Messrs. SHERMAN and GARLAND were appointed.
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of William P. Sheffield
1884-12-01 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1884-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Administration of the Oath of Office
1884-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If the Senator appointed from Rhode Island will attend at the desk the oath will be administered to him, if there be no objection.
1884-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. SHEFFIELD advanced to the desk of the President pro tempore, escorted by Mr. ALDRICH, and the oath prescribed by law having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate.
1884-12-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1884-12-04 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] ...To fill the vacancy on the Committee on Woman Suffrage the Chair appoints the Senator from Rhode Island [Mr. SHEFFIELD].
1885-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Justin S. Morrill
1885-01-24 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Jonathan Chace
1885-01-26 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. If there be no objection, the Senator-elect from Rhode Island will attend at the desk for that purpose.
1885-01-26 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. CHACE advanced to the President's desk, escorted by Mr. ALDRICH, and the affirmation prescribed by law having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate.
1885-01-26 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James Donald Cameron
1885-02-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John C. Spooner
1885-02-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Pursuant to the authority of the Senate the Chair appoints, to fill the vacancies occasioned by the expiration o. the term of Senator Sheffield, of Rhode Island: ...On the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage, Mr. CHACE.
1885-02-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John J. Ingalls
1885-02-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolution will be read. The Chief Clerk read the joint resolution (S. R. 19) proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States as follows: Resolved, &c., That the following article be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States; which when ratified by three-fourths of the said Legislatures, shall be valid as part of said Constitution, namely: ARTICLE-. SECTION 1. The right of citi
1885-02-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. PALMER. Mr. President, this resolution involves the consideration of the broadest step in the progress of the struggle for human liberty that has ever been submitted to any ruler or to any legislative body. Its taking is pregnant with wide changes in the pathway of future civilization. Its obstruction will delay and cripple our advancement. The trinity of principles which Lord Chatham called the “Bible of the English constitution,” namely, the Magna. Charta, the Petition of Rights, and the B
1885-02-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Return the Joint Resolution to the Calendar
1885-02-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of William M. Evarts
1885-02-09 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of Daniel W. Voorhees
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Chair has not yet called the Senate to order.
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Call to Order
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Vermont moves that there be a call of the Senate. That order, under the rules, will be made as a matter of course, it being suggested that no quorum is present. The call will proceed.
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The Secretary called the roll, and sixteen Senators answered to their names. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Sixteen Senators are present. The roll of absentees will be called. The Secretary called the names of absent Senators.
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. But twenty-six Senators have as yet answered to their names. There will be no further proceedings without some motion. No motion to send for the absentees has been made. Mr. SHERMAN. I think enough Senators are here now. Mr. CONGER. Would the Senate be safe to go on with the reading of the Journal now? The PRESIDENT pro tempore. It would not. Mr. CONGER. It would not be safe? I do not wish to be an alarmist, but I wanted to make the inquiry. The PRESIDENT pro tempore
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That request is not in order, no quorum being present.
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Reading of the Journal of the Previous Day
1885-02-18 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] ...The Journal of yesterday's proceedings will be read and approved.
1885-02-23 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of James K. Jones
1885-02-26 11:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John P. Jones
1885-03-02 09:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection? The Chair hears none, and the further reading of the Journal is dispensed with.
1885-03-02 09:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Debate is not in order. The yeas and nays are called for on the motion to adjourn. The yeas and nays were ordered; and being taken, resulted-yeas 41, nays 19; as follows: YEAS-41. Aldrich, Allison, Bayard, Beck, Brown, Butler, Call, Camden, Chace, Cockrell, Coke, Colquitt, Conger, Dolph, Garland, George, Groome, Hampton, Harris, Harrison, Hawley, Jackson, Jonas, Jones of Florida, Kenna, Lamer, McPherson, Maxey, Mitchell, Morgan, Platt, Pugh, Ransom, Saulsbury, Sew
1885-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Read Journal of the Previous Day
1885-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The regular order is called for. The reading of the Journal will be proceeded with. The Secretary proceeded to read the Journal of the proceedings of Monday, March 2.
1885-03-03 13:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution for President Pro Tempore
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution for President Pro Tempore: Amendment
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Editor's Note: The Senate's adoption of the Resolution for President Pro Tempore was the election of John Sherman to the seat of President Pro Tempore.]
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Escort the President Pro Tempore to the Chair
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. SHERMAN was escorted from his seat by Mr. EDMUNDS and Mr. VOORHEES, and, the oath prescribed by law having been administered to him by Mr. EDMUNDS, he took the chair as President pro tempore of the Senate and said: Senators, I return you my grateful thanks for the high honor you have conferred upon me. In common with all the people of the United States I share in profound sorrow for the death of the Vice-President, specially designated by the Constitution to act as President of the Senate. I
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BLAIR and Mr. LOGAN advanced to the Vice-President's desk, escorted respectively by Mr. PIKE and Mr. CULLOM, and the oath prescribed by law having been administered to them, they took their seats in the Senate.
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution to the House of Representatives: President of the Senate Pro Tempore
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution to the President of the United States: President Pro Tempore
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Resolution on the Late Thomas A. Hendricks
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Adjourn
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The resolutions will lie on the table.
1885-12-07 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [The PRESIDENT pro tempore.] The question is on the motion of the Senator from Indiana [Mr. HARRISON] that the Senate do now adjourn. The motion was agreed to; and (at 2 o'clock and 42 minutes p.m.) the Senate adjourned.
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: Resolution to the House of Representatives: President of the Senate Pro Tempore
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: Notification to the President
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: [Editor's Note: In the Resolution "Notification to the President" it is noted in the description that the creator of the Resolution, Mr. Blount, motioned for its adoption.] The resolution was adopted.
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: The SPEAKER. The Chair appoints as the committee to join the committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President, Mr. BLOUNT of Georgia, Mr. RANDALL of Pennsylvania, and Mr. REED of Maine.
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: The SPEAKER. The Chair appoints as the committee to join the committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President, Mr. BLOUNT of Georgia, Mr. RANDALL of Pennsylvania, and Mr. REED of Maine.
1885-12-07 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: The SPEAKER. The Chair appoints as the committee to join the committee on the part of the Senate to wait upon the President, Mr. BLOUNT of Georgia, Mr. RANDALL of Pennsylvania, and Mr. REED of Maine.
1885-12-08 12:00:00 in the House of Representatives: Prayer
1885-12-08 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. RIDDLEBERGER. I do not want to occupy the floor; but I hope the Senator from Kansas will not compel me to do what the Presiding Officer of this body did on another occasion-simply decline to serve. I respectfully ask to be excused. I think the Senator from Kansas can afford to allow me to do that. The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Does the Senator from Kansas withdraw his motion? Mr. INGALLS. I did not understand that the Senator from Virginia desired immediate action on the suggestion he made. He
1885-12-08 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Kansas moves that the Senate adjourn. The motion was agreed to; and (at 4 o'clock and 14 minutes p. m.) the Senate adjourned.
1885-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The credentials will be placed upon the files of the Senate.
1885-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Administration of the Oath of Office
1885-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. MITCHELL advanced to the desk of the President pro tempore, escorted by Mr. DOLPH, and, the oath prescribed by law having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate.
1885-12-17 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. MITCHELL advanced to the desk of the President pro tempore, escorted by Mr. DOLPH, and, the oath prescribed by law having been administered to him, he took his seat in the Senate.
1885-12-21 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill will be placed upon the calendar.
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Credentials of John W. Daniel
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. HOAR. I approve of the purpose of this bill, and I approve the method by which the bill seeks to effect its purpose, with the exception of the seventh section. It seems to be that that is a violation of sounds legislative principle. It is an undertaking to put into the statutes of the United States a deprivation of a certain class of persons, described by a class, of a right of suffrage which they now enjoy, because of the assumption or presumption that persons belonging to that class will e
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Vermont asks the unanimous consent of the Senate to lay aside informally the pending business with a view to proceed with the consideration of of the bill taken up on his motion. Is there an objection? The Chair hears none.
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Mr. EDMUNDS.] I wish to say in reply to the Senator from Massachusetts that section 7 of this bill is proposed without regard to what his opinions or min may be on the propriety of extending the suffrage to women, and, so far as I am concerned, whenever the women of the United States or of any one of the States, a majority of them, desire to have the suffrage, they will get my vote to have it, either in the State of Vermont or wherever else I may be located. I think it depends, as it ought to d
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Take up the Senator's Resolution
1886-01-05 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The bill goes over under the rules.
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from Vermont moves that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Senate bill No. 10. The motion was agreed to; and the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, resumed the consideration of the bill (S. 10) to amend an act entitled "An act to amend section 5352 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, in reference to bigamy, and for other purposes,'' approved March 22, 1882, the pending question being on the amendment proposed by Mr. HoAR, to strike out
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. BROWN. Mr. President, I am opposed to female suffrage, and in my own State if the question were up I would vote against it; but I believe it is a question of local self-government which ought to be left to the voters of each State or Territory to determine for themselves. The people of Utah having determined this question for themselves and adopted female suffrage, I shall vote for the motion of the Senator from Massachusetts to strike out the seventh section, believing that the people have
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the adoption of the amendment of the Senator from Massachusetts [Mr. HOAR] on which the yeas and nays have been ordered. The Secretary proceeded to call the roll. Mr. ALLISON (when his name was called). I am paired with the Senator from North Carolina [Mr. RANSOM] on political questions. I reserve my vote for the present that I may see whether or not this is a political question. Mr. JACKSON (when his name was called). I am paired on this bill with
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: S. 10 [Committee on the Judiciary Report]: Mr. Edmund's Amendment
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. EDMUNDS. Mr. President, in all the study that the Committee on the Judiciary has given to the Territorial enactments of Utah we failed to discover or think of, because it is such an unnatural crime, the fact which now turns out to exist, that the criminal code of Utah makes no provision against that crime; and I have been informed since this bill was reported, by one of the judges of Utah, that he had recently a case of an aggravated character of that kind before and found that there was no
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the amendment proposed by the Senator from Vermont. The amendment was agreed to.
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment will be read at the desk. The CHIEF CLERK. In section 24, after the word ''marriage,'' at the end of line 3, it is proposed to add Unless she shall have lawfully released her right thereto. The amendment was agreed to. Mr. HOAR. Before the Senator from Vermont passes from the last amendment-- The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The amendment has been agreed to.
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. Is there objection to the modification of the amendment? If there is no objection it will be considered as so modified. [Editor's Note: There was no objection recorded in the record, so we can conclude that the amendment was adopted.]
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: S. 10 [Committee on the Judiciary Report]: Mr. Edmund's Amendment
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. That change will be made unless there be objection. [Editor's Note: No objection was recorded, so we can conclude that the amendment was adopted.]
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: S. 10 [Committee on the Judiciary Report]: Mr. Van Wyck's Amendment
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: [Mr. VAN WYCK.] Mr. President, the existence of the so-called Utah Commission created by the act of 1882 has already been extended many years beyond the time proposed by the law when they were created. By the act itself they were to discharge the ordinary duties of registration and election officers, and nothing more. Three thousand dollars per annum were appropriated for that service to each commissioner; but President Arthur suggested to Congress that it would be impossible to obtain the grade
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. VANWYCK. The Senator says that this employment is merely exceptional; that when they need six or seven clerks and a janitor it is merely when they are required to do something in regard to registration. Let me call my friend's attention to the fact that in the same year, from January 1 to April 30, four months before the bill from which I read, I find, Paddock, Page, and Bynon, $400 each, as clerk. That is not an exception. Then the next report, as I stated, taking the dates up where they we
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on the adoption of the amendment of the Senator from Nebraska [Mr. VAN WYCK]. The amendment was rejected.
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The question is on agreeing to the amendment. The amendment was agreed to.
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. MORGAN. I desire to call the attention of the chairman of the Judiciary Committee to section 12 of the bill. I am not sure that I understand it. I will state what my understanding of it is, and I should be glad to be corrected in it if I am wrong. Section 12 provides for the annulling by this act of certain acts of the Territorial Legislature or of some legislative tribunal of the Territory of Utah "so far as the same may preclude the appointment by the United States of certain trustees of
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. MORGAN. I wish to inquire of the Senator from Vermont whether the ordinance from which he reads contains any provisions confining the duties and powers of the trustees? Mr. EDMUNDS. The trustees, as I read, are to hold, own, sell, buy, convey, and manage all the real and personal property of the concern. Mr. INGALLS. Is there any estimate of the amount of real and personal property? Mr. EDMUNDS. It would be purely guess-work. It is supposed to be enormous.. The very same statute of 1863,
1886-01-06 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. EDMUNDS. Mr. President, I do not wish to delay the Senate, but I think I ought to spend a minute or two in reply to my friend from Colorado, whose sincerity I have the greatest respect for. Where is the persecution that the Mormons as I will call them at large, the polygamists, ever suffered in Utah? I say nothing about Nauvoo or any other place because that is too large a subject to go into. l I have heard of no anti-Mormon organization in that Territory that has ever committed any offenses