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Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ma. ryland, Virginia

5 Nays-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

6 It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the last clause in the fourth resolution, as reported from the committee, in order to take up the following proposition, offered by Mr. Williamson, as a substitute, namely,

“ To be ineligible to, and incapable of, holding any office, under the authority of the United States, except those peculiarly belonging to the functions of " the second branch, during the term for which they

are elected."
On the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS--Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

Nays-Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia

5 It was then moved and seconded to add after the word “elected,” the words “and for one year there"! after"

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 7

Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia

4 It was then moved and seconded to agree to the proposition as amended, namely,

“ To be ineligible to, and incapable of holding any office under the authority of the United States, ex

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“cept those peculiarly belonging to the functions of " the second branch, during the term for which they “are elected, and for one year thereafter

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the fourth resolution, namely,

" And to be ineligible and incapable of holding any " office under a particular state”

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia 3

Nays-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

8 It was moved and seconded to agree to the fifth resolution reported from the committee, namely,

“ Resolved, That each branch ought to possess the “ right of originating acts".

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative. And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the sixth resolution reported from the committee, in order to take up the seventh and eighth resolutions.

On the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the seventh resolution, namely,

" Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the first “ branch of the national legislature ought not to be

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“ according to the rule established in the articles of

confederation."

Before a determination was taken on the clause, the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to amend the seventh resolution reported from the committee, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the first “ branch of the legislature of the United States ought

to be in proportion to the whole number of white 6 and other free citizens and inhabitants of every age,

sex, and condition, including those bound to servi“ tude for a term of years, and three fifths of all other

persons not comprehended in the foregoing descrip* tion, except lodians, not paying taxes in each 6 state.”

It was moved and seconded to erase the word “not," from the first clause of the seventh resolution, so as to read,

" Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the second “ branch of the legislature of the United States ought “to be according to the rule established in the arti“cles of confederation."

The determination of the house on the motion for erasing the word “not," from the first clause of the seventh resolution, was postponed, at the request of the deputies of the state of New York, till to-morrow.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1787. It was moved and seconded to strike the word “not," out of the first clause of the seventh resolution reported from the committee.

On the question to strike out,
It passed in the negative.

YEAS-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware

4 Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

6 DIVIDED-Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the seventh resolution, as reported from the committee, namely,

“ Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the first “ branch of the legislature of the United States ought “not to be according to the rule established in the " articles of confederation, but according to some equi1 table ratio of representation.

On the question to agree,
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

6 Nays-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Dela

4 Divided—Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded to postpone the further consideration of the seventh, in order to take up the eighth resolution

Which passed in the affirmative.
Yeas—Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Penn-

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sylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 Nays-Massachusetts, Delaware

2 It was moved and seconded to amend the eighth resolution reported from the committee, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ Resolved, That in the second branch of the legis« lature of the United States, each state shall have an “ equal vote."

Before the determination of the house was taken on the last motion, the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1787.

The following resolution was moved and seconded, namely,

“ Resolved, That the President be requested to “ write to the supreme executive of the state of New

Hampshire, and inform him that the business before " the convention is of such a nature as to require the " immediate attendance of the gentlemen appointed by 16 that state to this convention."

On the question to agree to this resolution,
It passed in the negative.
Yeas-New York, New Jersey

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina
DIVIDED—Maryland

1 It was then moved and seconded to take up the resolution submitted to the consideration of the house yesterday, namely,

** Resolved, That in the second branch of the legis

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