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It was moved and seconded to add the word “them aid and comfort," after the word “ene the second section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAs-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

8 Nays-Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia

3 It was moved and seconded to add, after the words “ overt act," the words or confession in open court,” second section, seventh article-

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 7

Nays-Massachusetts, South Carolina, Georgia 3 Divided-North Carolina,

1 On the question to agree to the second section of the seventh article, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative. It was moved and seconded to strike the words white and other” out of the third section, seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the word - six," and to insert the word " three,” in the third section of the seventh article

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticui, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

9 Nays--South Carolina, Georgia

2 It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the third section of the seventh article:

"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

cording to the number of their representation respectively in the first branch."

Before a question was taken on the last motion,
The house adjourned.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1787.

The honourable Mr. Livingston, from the committee of eleven, to whom were referred

A proposition respecting the debts of the several states, entered on the journal of the 18th instant, and a proposition respecting the militia, entered on the journal of the 13th instant, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report, and had directed him to submit the same to the consideration of the house.

The report was then delivered in at the Secretary's table, and, being read throughout, is as follows:

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" The legislature of the United States shall have “power to fulfil the engagements which have been

entered into by Congress, and to discharge as well “the debts of the United States, as the debts incurred “ by the several states, during the late war, for the com“ mon defence and general welfare.

* To make laws for organizing, arming, and disci. “plining the militia, and for governing such part of “them as may be employed in the service of the Unit“ed - States, reserving to the states respectively, the " appointment of the officers, and the authority of train

"ing the militia according to the discipline prescribed "by the United States."

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It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the above report

Which passed in the affirmative.. ,

On the question to agree to the third section of the seventh article, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia Nav-Delaware

1 It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the third section of the seventh article :

"And all accounts of supplies furnished, services "performed, and moneys advanced by the several states " to the United States, or by the United States to the “ several states, shall be adjusted by the same rule.”

The last motion being withdrawn,

It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the third section of the seventh article :

“ By this rule the several quolas of the states shall 66 be determined in settling the expenses of the late

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66 war."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the last motion

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Ellsworth, and seconded, to add the following clause to the third section of the seventh article :

“ That from the first meeting of the legislature of the “ United States, until a census shall be taken, all mo

sneys for supplying the publick treasury, by directtaxa“tion, shall be raised from the several states according “ to the number of their representatives respectively 66 in the first branch."

It was moved and seconded to annex the following amendment to the last motion :

“ Subject to a final liquidation by the foregoing rule, when a census shall have been taken."

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

On the question to agree to the proposition and amendment, · It passed in the negative. YEAS-Massachusetts, South Carolina

2 Nays-New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia 8 DIVIDED--North Carolina

1 On the question to take up the amendment offered to the twelfth section of the sixth article, entered on the journal of the 15th instant, and then postponed, :: It passed in the negative.

YEÁS-New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,

5 Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia

6 It was moved by Mr. Martin, and seconded, to add the following clause to the third section, seventh article : 156 And whenever the legislature of the United States "shall find it necessary that revenue should be raised

by direct taxation, having apportioned the same acSicording to the above rule on the several states, re

quisitions shall be made of the respective states to “pay into the continental treasury their respective quo

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“ tas within a time in the said requisition specified ; and " in case of any of the states failing to comply with 6 such requisitions, then, and then only, to devise and

pass acts directing the mode and authorizing the col" lection of the same

Which passed in the negative.
YEA-New Jersey

1 Nays—Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virgi nia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7 Divided—Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause after the word “duty," in the first line, fourth section, seventh article, “ for the purpose of reve66 nue"

Which passed in the negative. .
YEAS-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware 3

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

8 It was moved and seconded to amend the first clause of the fourth section, seventh article, by inserting the following words, “ unless by consent of two thirds of " the legislature"

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

5 Nays--Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

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

It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

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