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all cases in which foreigners may be interested, in the construction of any treaty or treaties, or which may arise on any act or ordinance of Congress for the regulation of trade, or the collection of the federal revenue. That none of the judiciary officers shall, during the time they remain in office, be capable of receiving or holding any other office or appointment during their term of service, or for thereafter.

6. Resolved, That the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers within the several states, ought to be bound, by oath, to support the articles of union.

7. Resolved, That all acts of the United States in Congress assembled, made by virtue and in pursuance of the powers hereby vested in them, and by the articles of the confederation, and all treaties made and ratified under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the respective states, as far as those acts or treaties shall relate to the said states, or their citizens; and that the judiciaries of the several states shall be bound thereby in their decisions, any thing in the respective laws of the individual states to the contrary notwithstanding.

And if any state, or any body of men in any state, shall oppose or prevent the carrying into execution such acts or treaties, the federal executive shall be authorised to call forth the powers of the confederated states, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enforce and compel an obedience to such acts, or an observance of such treaties.

8. Resolved, That provision ought to be made for the admission of new states into the union.

9. Resolved, That provision ought to be made for hearing and deciding upon all disputes arising between the United States and an individual state, respecting territory.

10. Resolved, That the rule for naturalization ought to be the same in every state.

11. Resolved, That a citizen of one state, committing an offence in another state, shall be deemed guilty of the same offence as if it had been committed by a citizen of the state in which the offence was committed.

It was moved by Mr. Madison, seconded by Mr. Sherman, to refer the resolutions, offered by Mr. Patterson, to a committee of the whole house. Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Rutledge, seconded by Mr. Hamilton, to recommit the resolutions reported from a committee of the whole house.

Which passed in the affirmative.

Resolved, That this house will to-morrow resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1787.

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.

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.

Mr. Gorham in the chair,

After some time passed in debate on the propositions offered by the honourable Mr. Patterson,

It was moved and seconded, that the committee do now rise, report a further progress, and request, leave to sit again.

The committee then rose.

IN THE HOUSE.

Mr. President resumed the chair.
Mr. Gorham reported from the committee,

That the committee had made a progress in the matter to them referred ; and had directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this house will, on Monday next, again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house, to consider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1787. 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..

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IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
Mr. Görham in the chair:

It was moved by Mr. Dickinson, seconded by to postpone the consideration of the first resolution submitted by Mr. Pattersons in order to introduce the following, namely,

“ Resolved, That the articles of confederation ought to be revised and amended, so as to render the go“ verpment of the United States adequate to the exi"gencies, the preservation, and the prosperity of the 4 union."

And on the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.

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The committee then rose.

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Mr. President resumed the chair.
Mr. Gorham reported from the committee,

That the committee had made a further progress in the matter to them referred; and had directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That the house will tomorrow again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

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'S COL. HAMILTON'S PLAN OF GOVERNMENT. THE FOLLOWING PAPER WAS READ BY COL. HAMILTON,

AS CONTAINING HIS IDEAS OF A SUITABLE PLAN OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE UNITED STATES, IN A SPEECH UPON THE FOREGOING MOTION OF MR. DICKINSON.

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1. The supreme legislative power of the United States of America to be vested in two distinct bodies of men, the one to be called the assembly, the other the senate, who, together, shall form the legislature of the United States, with power to pass all laws whatsoever, subject to the negative hereafter mentioned.

2. The assembly to consist of persons elected by the people, to serve for three years...

3. The senate to consist of persons elected to serve during good behaviour; their election to be made by electors chosen for that purpose by the people. In order to this, the states to be divided into election districts. On the death, removal, or resignation of any senator, his place

place to be filled out of the district from which he came.

4. The supreme executive authority of the United

* Paper furnisbed by general Bloomfield.

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