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· On the question to agree to the resolution as amended,

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

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1787. It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the last resolution agreed to by the house, respecting the representation in the first branch of the legislature of the United States, namely,

“ Provided always, That direct taxation ought to “ be proportioned according to representation”

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the conšideration of the first clause in the report from the first grand committee

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to add the following amendment to the last clause adopted by the house, namely,

" And that the rule of contribution by direct taxa5 tion, for the support of the government of the United “ States, shall be the number of white inhabitants, and " three fifths of every other description in the several “ states, until some other rule that shall more accu4 rately ascertain the wealth of the several states can “ be devised and adopted by the legislature."

The last amendment being withdrawn,

It was moved and seconded to substitute the following, namely,

66 And in order to ascertain the alteration in the “ representation which may be required, from time to 5 time, by the changes in the relative circumstances 6 of the states

.66 Resolved, That a census be taken within two “ years from the first meeting of the legislature of the “ United States, and once within the term of every

years afterwards, of all the inhabitants of 6 the United States, in the manner and according to " the ratio recommended by Congress in their reso«lution of

and that the legislature of the " United States shall arrange the representation ac* cordingly."

It was moved and seconded so to alter the last clause adopted by the house, that, together with the amendment proposed, the whole should read as follows, namely,

“ Provided always, That representation ought to be "66 proportioned according to direct taxation. And, in 6 order to ascertain the alterations in the direct taxa" tion which may be required, from time to time, by "the changes in the relative circumstances of the “ states

“ Resolved, That a census be taken within two “ years from the first meeting of the legislature of the “ United States, and once within the term of every

years afterwards, of all the inhabitants of " the United States, in the manner, and according to " the ratio, recommended by Congress in their reso66 lution of April 18, 1783; and that the legislature " of the United States shall proportion the direct “ taxation accordingly."

It was moved and seconded to strike out the word "two," and insert the word “six.com

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina . •

5 Nays-Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia . . . . DIVIDED-Delaware

- 1 It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the number “twenty."

Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania 3

Nays-Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the word "ten”_

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia! Noitian) sebagai usor, bucap cas 1619.798

Nays Connecticut, New Jersey. :,, on todiso 2

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words “ in the manner and according to the ratio recommend. " ed by Congress in their recommendation of April “ 18, 1783;" and to substitute the following, namely, 46 of every description and condition"

Which passed in the negative.
YEAS--South Carolina, Georgia

• 2 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

8 The question being about to be put upon the clause as amended, the previous question was called for, and passed in the negative.

YEA--New Jersey

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia -

- 8 DIVIDED-Delaware .

On the question lo agree to the clause as amended, namely, .“Provided always, That representation ought to be “ proportioned according to direct taxation. And in s order to ascertain the alteration in the direct taxa.

tion which may be required, from time to time, by 5 the changes in the relative circumstances of the "states

" Resolved, That a census be taken within six years « from the first meeting of the legislature of the United “ States, and once within the term of every ten years s afterwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, 66 in the manner and according to the ratio recommend. " ed by Congress in their resolution of. April 18, 1783; " and that the legislature of the United States shall

proportion the direct tax accordingly." It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

Nays-New Jersey, Delaware, . . 2 Divided—Massachusetts, South Carolina 2

And then the house adjourned until 10-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1787.

It was moyed, and seconded to postpone the consideration of that clause in the report of the grand committee, which respects the originating of money bills in the first branch, in order to take up the following, namely,

" That in the second branch of the legislature of the “ United States, each state shall have an equal vote."

It was moved and seconded to add the following amendment to the last clause agreed to by the house, namely,

:“ That from the first meeting of the legislature of " the United States, until a census shall be taken, all “ moneys to be raised for supplying the publick trea“ sury by direct taxation shall be assessed on the in“ habitants of the several states according to the " number of their representatives, respectively, in the " first branch."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consi. deration of the amendment

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

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

On the question to agree to the amendment,
It passed in the negative.

Yeas--Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia · · · 5

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment, namely,

" That from the first meeting of the legislature of “ the United States until a census shall be taken, all “moneys for supplying the publick treasury, by direct - taxation, shall be raised from the several states ac

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