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cording to the number of their representatives, re“spectively, in the first branch”

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

5 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

4 Divided—Pennsylvania

1 It was moved and seconded to re-consider the se. cond clause of the report from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant

Which was unanimously agreed to.

It was moved and seconded to alter the second clause reported from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant, so as to read as follows, namely,

" But as the present situation of the states may

probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, " that the legislature of the United States be authoriz"ed, from time to time, 10 apportion the number of

representatives. And in case any of the states shall “ hereafter be divided, or any two or more states “ united, or any new states created within the limits “ of the United States, the legislature of the United “ States shall possess authority to regulate the number " of representatives in any of the foregoing cases,

upon the principle of their number of inhabitants, according to the provisions hereafter mentioned." On the question to agree to the clause as amended, It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS---Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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Divided-Delaware

1 It was moved and seconded to add, after the word divided," the following words, namely," or enlarged by addition of territory” Which passed unanimously in the affirmative. It was moved and seconded to adjourn. Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Geor

4 And then the house adjourned until to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M. SUAS DAU9.29

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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1787. It was moved and seconded to agree to the following proposition, namely,

“ That to secure the liberties of the states already 6 confederated, the number of representatives, in the “ first branch, from the states which shall hereafter “ be established, shall never exceed the representa66 tives from such of the thirteen United States as shall “ accede to this confederation."

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

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland

4 Nays—New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia DIVIDED—Pennsylvania

1 It was moved and seconded to reconsider the two propositions reported from the grand committee, and

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agreed by the house to stand part of the report entered on the journal of the 6th instant.

It was moved by Mr. Pinckney, and seconded, to postpone the second clause of the report from the grand committee, entered on the journals of the 6th instant, in order to take up the following, namely,

“ That the second branch of the legislature shall - have thirty-six members : of which number

" New Hampshire shall bave two,
Massachusetts

four,
" Rhode Island

one,
Connecticut
“ New York

three,
" New Jersey

two, Pennsylvania

four, * Delaware

one, “ Maryland

three, “ Virginia

five, " North Carolina

three, * South Carolina

three,
6 Georgia

two."
On the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.

YEAS-Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia

6 And then the house adjourned till Monday.

MONDAY, JULY 16, 1787. The question being taken on the wbole of the report from the grand committee, as amended,

· It passed in the affirmative, and is as follows, namely,

"" Resolved, That in the original formation of the 6 legislature of the United States, the first branch " thereof shall consist of sixty-five members : of which 66 number

“ New Hampshire shall send three,
Massachusetts

eight,
" Rhode Island

one, - Connecticut

five, 6 New York

six, " New Jersey

four, Pennsylvania

eight, « Delaware

one, “ Maryland

six, “ Virginia

ten, * North Carolina

five, : « South Carolina

five, Georgia

three. “ But as the present situation of the states may

probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, the " legislature of the United States shall be authorized, - from time to time, to apportion the number of rep

resentatives. And in case any of the states shall “ hereafter be divided, or enlarged by addition of ter

ritory, or any two or more states united, or any 6 new states created within the limits of the United “ States, the legislature of the United States shall

possess authority to regulate the number of repre" sentatives, in any of the foregoing cases, upon the “ principle of their number of inhabitants, according it to the provisions hereafter mentioned, namely,

- Provided always,. That representation ought to be

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“ proportioned according to direct taxation. And in 56 order to ascertain the alteration 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 six years “ from the first meeting of the legislature of the United “ States, and once within the term of every ten years af" terwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, in the manner, and according to the ratio recom“ mended by Congress, in their resolution of April “ 18, 1783; and that the legislature of the United “ States shall proportion the direct taxation accordingly.

Resolved, That all bills for raising or appropri“ ating money, and for fixing the salaries of the offi“ cers of the government of the United States, shall

originate in the first branch of the legislature of the " United States, and shall not be altered, or amended, “ by the second branch; and that no money shall be • drawn from the publick treasury, but in pursuance of appropriations to be originated by the first branch.

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

YEAS-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina

Nays—Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia DIVIDED-Massachusetts

1. It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the sixth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

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