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2. The secretary of domestick affairs, who shall be appointed by the President, and hold his office during pleasure. It shall be his duty to attend to matters of general police, the state of agriculture and manufactures, the opening of roads and navigations, and the facilitating communications through the United States ; and he shall, from time to time, recommend such mea. sures and establishments as may tend to promote those objects. · 3. The secretary of commerce and finance, who shall also be appointed by the President during pleasure. It shall be his duty to superintend all matters relating to the publick finances, to prepare and report plans of revenue, and for the regulation of expenditures; and also to recommend such things as may, in his judgment, promote the cominercial interests of the United States.

1. The secretary of foreign affairs, who shall also be appointed by the President during pleasure. It shall be his duty to correspond with all foreign ministers, prepare plans of treaties, and consider such as may be transmitted from abroad; and generally to attend to the interests of the United States, in their connexions with foreign powers.

5. The secretary of war, who shall be appointed by the President during pleasure. It shall be his duty' to superintend every thing relating to the war department, such as the raising and equipping of troops, the care of military stores, publick fortifications, arsenals, and the like; also, in time of war, to prepare and recommend plans of offence and defence. .. ' 6. The secretary of the marine, who shall also be appointed by the President during pleasure. It shall

be his duty to superintend every thing relating to the marine department, the publick ships, dock-yards, naval stores and arsenals; also, in time of war, to prepare and recommend plans of offence and defence.

The President shall also appoint a secretary of state, to hold his office during pleasure ; who shall be secretary of the council of state, and also publick secreta. ry to the President. It shall be his duty to prepare all publick despatches from the President, which he shall countersign.

The President may, from time to time, submit any matter to the discussion of the council of state ; and he may require the written opinions of any one or more of the members; but he shall in all cases exercise his own judgment, and either conform to such opinions, or not, as he may think proper. And every officer above mentioned shall be responsible for his opinion on the affairs relating to his particular de partment.

Each of the officers, above mentioned, shall be liable to impeachment, and removal from office, for neg. lect of duty, malversation, or corruption.

That the committee be directed to report qualifications for the President of the United States; and a mode for trying the supreme judges in cases of impeachment.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the seventeenth clause, first section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause in the first section, seventh article :

To make sumptuary laws"

1. Which passed in the negative. . . . .

Yeas-Delaware, Maryland, Georgia - 3. · Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, .. - - - 8

It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause in the first section of the seventh article: .“ To establish all offices"» Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Maryland

Nays-New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - 9

On the question to agree to the last clause of the first section, seventh article, as reported,

It passed in the affirmative. · It was moved and seconded to insert the words se some overt act of” after the word.“ in,” in the second section, seventh article; and to strike out the word 6 and" before the words " in adhering," and to insert the word " or”_ Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words 6 or any of them," second section, seventh article->

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to refer the second sec tion of the seventh article to a committee Which passed in the negative.

YeasNew Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia .

- 5 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, South Carolina

- 5 Divided-North Carolina

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consi. deration of the second section, seventh article, in order to take up the following:

"Whereas it is essential to the preservation of li. 6 berty to define, precisely and exclusively, what shall "constitute the crime of treason, it is therefore ordain“ ed, declared, and established, that if a man do levy 6 war against the United States, within their territo6 ries, or be adherent to the enemies of the United “States within the said territories, giving to them aid 6 and comfort within their territories, or elsewhere, 6 and thereof be proveably attainted of open deed by

the people of his condition, he shall be adjudged " guilty of treason."

On the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.
Yeas—New Jersey, Virginia - - 2

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

- 8 It was moved and seconded to strike out the words " against the United States," first line, second section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia - - - '. - 8

Nays-Virginia, North Carolina - 2 · It was moved and seconded to insert the words " to “the same overt act” after the word " witnesses,” second section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.
Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti-

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cut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia

NaysNew Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina 3

It was moved and seconded to strike the words " some overt act” out of the first line, second section, seventh article » Which passed in the affirmative. · It was moved and seconded to insert the words“ sole 6 and exclusive" before the word “power," in the second clause, second section, seventh article

Which passed in the negative.

YeasNew Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylva. nia, Delaware, South Carolina, . - 5

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia - - 6

It was moved and seconded to reinstate the words t against the United States,” in the first line, second section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative. .. Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virgi, nia, North Carolina, Georgia - - 6

Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina . . 5 . It was moved and seconded to strike out lhe words “ of the United States," in the third line, second section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was-moved and seconded to amend the first clause of the second section, seventh article, to read, “ trea6 son against the United States shall consist only in “ levying war against them, or in adhering to their s6 enemies"

Which passed in the affirmative, in

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