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i tive; and such nomination shall become an appoint"ment, if not disagreed to by the second branch of " the legislature"

It passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia 3 · Nays-Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia . - ...6

On the question to agree to the following clause of tbe eleventh resolution, as reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

** The judges of which shall be appointed by the "s second branch of the national legislature is

It passed in the affirmative, in: Porto!

YEAS-Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia :: :: 11676

Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, · 3

And then the house adjourned till Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M: 1.l ii , ad 's ini

Co. ,,' .;;, 1 MONDAY, JULY 23, 1787.......

The honorable John Langdon and Nicholas Gillman, Esquires, deputies from the state of New Hampshire, attended and took their seats. · The following credentials were produced and read. [See p. 17.]

On the question to agree to the seventeenth resolution, as reported from the committee of the whole house, namely, i

" That provision ought to be made for the amend. " ment of the articles of union, whensoever it shall “ seem necessary”.

Il passed' unanimously in the affirmative.
It was moved and seconded to add after the word

6 states;" in the eighteenth resolution, the words " and

of the national government
Which passed in the affirmative...',

On the question to agree to the eighteenth resolution, as amended, namely,

« That the legislative, executive, and judiciary “ powers within the several states, and of the national « government, ought to be bound by oath to support " the articles of union"

It passed unanimously in the affirmative..! .

It was moved and seconded to strike the follow: ing words out of the nineteenth resolution, reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

To an assembly or assemblies of representatives, “recommended by the several legislatures, to be ex “pressly chosen by the people to consider and decide 6 thereon”— M l be able to Which passed in the negative. .

id Yeas Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland - 3

Nays New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylva. nia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

On the question to agree to the nineteenth resolution, as reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

“ Resolved, That the amendments which shall be s offered to the confederation by the convention, ought, " at a proper time or times, after the approbation of "Congress, to be submitted to an assembly or assem“ blies of representatives, recommended by the several

legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the people to « consider and decide thereon" —

It passed in the affirmative.
Yeas--New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut,

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Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia .." . - 9 | NAY-Delaware ... - - - - • • 1. . It was moved and seconded to agree to the following resolution, namely, .

" Resolved, That the representation in the second “ branch of the legislature of the United States consist " of "', 'members from each state, who shall vote “ per capita."

It was moved and seconded to fill ap the blank with the word " three .'. . . Which passed in the negative.

. . . Yea_Pennsylvania - 5 10: Nats-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia ..

. 1.9 It was mured and seconded to fill up the blank with the words two"

.', laitan Which was unanimously agreed to. :. ..." On the question to agree to the resolution as filled up, It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS--New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Soutb Carolina, Georgia So souw varonina, Georgia

- - - 9 NAY-Maryland. . . . .

1 It was moved and seconded to reconsider that clause of the resolution, respecting the appointment of the supreme executive

Wbich passed in the affirmative. .

YEAS-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti. cut, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor. gia • • • • • • • 7

NAYS-Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia - 3

And to-morrow was assigned for the reconsideration.

Yeas—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - . - - 8

Nays Connecticut, Pennsylvania ... 2 Motion to adjourn -Negatived unanimously.

It was moved and seconded that the proceedings of the convention for the establishment of a national government, except what respects the supreme executive, be referred to a committee for the purpose of seporting a constitution, conformably to the proceedings aforesaid

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative. ia On the question that the committee consist of a member from each state,

It passed in the negative.
YEA--Delaware . . . . . . 1

Nays—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - 9

On the question that the committee consist of seven, · It passed in the negative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, South Carolina ... - 5

Nays—Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia ..

. .. .. . 5 On the question that the committee consist of five, It passed unanimously in the affirmative. . To-morrow assigned for appointing the committee.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M. 1

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1787. It was moved and seconded to strike the following words out of the resolution respecting the supreme executive, namely, “ by electors appointed for " that purpose by the legislatures of the states,”?, and to insert the words, “ by the national legislature! Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAs—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

Nays-Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia - - - - - ..4

It was moved and seconded to strike out the word “six," and to insert the word “ fifteen." ; į It was moved and seconded to postpone the considetation of the resolution, respecting the executive

Which passed in the negative. .in .in :: · Yeas--Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vir. ginia . . . . io'ca. 4 *Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - 6 -- Divided-Delaware - , . .' . 1

It was moved by Mr. Wilson, and seconded, to agree to the following resolution, namely, ..

“ Resolved, That the supreme executive shall be « chosen every years by electors, “ to be taken by lot from the national legislature; the 6.electors to proceed immediately to the choice of the " executive; and not to separate until it be made."

The question of order being taken on the last mo. tion,

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