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It was moved and seconded to insert the word "free" before the word "persons,” in the fourth section of the seventh article.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1787. The motion made yesterday to insert the word "free" before the word persons," in the fourth section of the seventh article, being withdrawn, it was moved and seconded to commit the two remaining clauses of the fourth section, and the fifth section of the seventh article • Which passed in the affirmative. : Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 17

Nays-New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Delaware 3

It was moved and seconded to commit the sixth'section of the seventh article Which passed in the affirmative. '

Yeas--New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylva. nia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - -

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey : . : 2 · And a committee (of a member from each státe) was appointed by ballot, of the honourable Mr. Lange don, Mr. King, Mr. Johnston, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Clymer, Mr. Dickinson, Mr. L. Martin, Mr. Madison, Mr. Williamson, Mr. C. C. Pinckney, and Mr. Baldwin, to whom the clauses of the fourth, fifth, and sixth sections were referred.

The honourable Mr. Rutledge, from the committee to whom sundry propositions were referred, on the 18th and 20th instant, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report.

He then read the report in his place; and the same being delivered in at the Secretary's table, was again read throughout, and is as follows:

· The committee report, that in their opinion the following additions should be made to the report now before the convention, namely, • At the end of the first clause of the first section of the seventh article add," for payment of the debts and “ necessary expenses of the United States ; provided " that no law for raising any branch of revenue, ex6.cept what may be specially appropriated for the pay"ment of interest on debts or loans, shall continue in 6 force for more than years."

; At the end of the second clause, second section, seventh article, add, “and with Indians, within the limits " of any state, not subject to the laws thereof."

At the end of the sixteenth clause of the second section, seventh article, add, "and to provide, as may be26 come necessary, from time to time, for the well ma15 naging and securing the common property and gene"ral interests and welfare of the United States in such

manner as shall not interfere with the governments of 6 individual states, in matters which respect only their

internal police, or for which their individual authori" ties may be competent.”

At the end of the first section, tenth article, add, “ he shall be of the age of thirty five years, and a citi. “zen of the United States, and shall have been an in“ habitant thereof for twenty one years."

After the second section of the tenth article, insert the following as a third section :, .

“ The President of the United States shall have a “privy council, which shall consist of the president of “the senate, the speaker of the house of representa“tives, the chief justice of the supreme court, and the “ principal officer in the respective departments of “foreign affairs, domestic affairs, war, marine, and " finance, as such departments of office shall from time " to time be established, whose duty it shall be to ad66 vise him in matters respecting the execution of his “ office, which he shall think proper to lay before them : “ but their advice shall not conclude him, nor affect his - responsibility for the measures which he shall adopt.”

At the end of the second section of the eleventh article, add," the judges of the supreme court shall be “ triable by the senate, on impeachment by the house 6 of representatives."?

Between the fourth and fifth lines of the third section of the eleventh article, after the word "contro“ versies,” insert “ between the United States and an s individual state, or the United States and an indivi“ vidual person.” .

It was moved and seconded to rescind the orders of the house respecting the hours of meeting and adjournment

Which passed in the negative.

YEAS-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland . .. . . . 4

Nays—New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7 Mt was moved and seconded to insert the following clause after the second section of the seventh article:

“The legislature shall pass no bill of attainder, nor “any ex post facto laws" , rebre is

y Which passed in the affirmative. 32 393! Do

YEAs-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia 007 9 Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania 3

DivideD--North Carolina ...

It was moved and seconded to take up the report of the committee of five..

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the report, in order that the members may furnish themselves with copies of the report

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia : . 'i 6

Nays—New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina . . . .5

It was moved and seconded to take up the report of the committee of eleven entered on the journal of the 21st instant

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Morris, and seconded, to'a'mend the first clause of the report to read as follows:

• The legislature shall fulfil the engagements and discharge the debts of the United States."

It was moved and seconded to alter the amendment by striking out the words “discharge the debts," and insert the words “ liquidate the claims"..

Which passed in the negative.

On the question to agree to the clause as amended, namely,

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- Thé legislature shall fulfil the engagements and 6 discharge the debts of the United States" :

It passed unanimously in the affirmative.....

It was moved and seconded to strike the following words out of the second clause of the report :

“ And the authority of training the militia according "to the discipline prescribed by the United States.",

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

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1787. : It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the second clause of the report of the committee of eleven, in order to take up the following:

“ To establish a uniform and general system of dis"cipline for the militia of these states, and to make “ laws for organizing, arming, disciplining, and govern“ing such part of them as may be employed in the " service of the United States, reserving to the states, “respectively, the appointment of the officers, and all "authority over the militia, not herein given to the “ general government."

On the question to postpone, · It passed in the negative. Yeas-New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia

Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Penbsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina . . . . 8

It was moved by Mr. Ellsworth, and seconded, to postpone the consideration of the second clause of the report of the committee of eleven, in order to take up. the following:

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