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" for president, the members from each state baving 6 one vote”—

Which passed in the affirmative. "

YEAS--New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - 10

NAY-Delaware

It was moved and seconded to agree to the follow: ing amendment : !

" But a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a “ member or members from two thirds of the states"

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative."

On the question to agree to the following amendment:

“ And also of a majority of the whole number of “ the house of representatives”—

It passed in the negative.

YEAS—Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina .

5 Nays-New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia . 6 . On the question to agree to the following paragraph of the report,

"And in every case after the choice of the presi. es dent, the person having the greatest number of votes “shall be the vice president ; but if there should re“ main two or more who have equal votes, the senate 6 shall choose from them the vice president”

It passed in the affirmative. • Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia - 10

Nar-North Carolina

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The several amendments being agreed to, on separate questions, the first section of the report is as follows:

" He shall hold the office during the term of four “ years; and, together with the vice president, chosen 6 for the same term, be elected in the following man

66 ner :

« Each state shall appoint, in such manner as its “ legislature may direct, a number of electors equal to 6 the whole number of senators and members of the 6 house of representatives to wbich the state may be “ entitled in the legislature :

“But no person shall be appointed an elector, who 6 is a member of the legislature of the United States, 6 or who holds any office of profit or trust under the “ United States.

“ The electors shall meet in their respective states, " and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at 6 least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with “ themselves. And they shall make a list of all the “ persons voted for, and of the number of votes for “ each, which list they shall sign and certify, and " transmit sealed to the seat of the general govern. « ment, directed to the president of the senate.

“ The president of the senate shall, in the presence 5 of the senate and house of representatives, open all • the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted.

" The person having the greatest number of votes " shall be the president (if such number be a majority “ of the whole number of the electors appointed ;) 6 and if there be more than one who have such “ majority, and have an equal number of votes, then “ the house of representatives shall' immediately

" choose by ballot one of them for president; the «'representation from each state having one vote. But “ if no person have a majority, then from the five “ highest on the list, the house of representatives I shall, in like manner, choose by ballot the president. « In the choice of a president; by the house of rep“resentatives, a quorum shall consist of a member 5 or members from two thirds of the states; and the " concurrence of a majority of all the states shall be

necessary to such choice. And in every case, after " the choice of the president, the person having the s greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the 6 vice president. But if there should remain two or 6 more who have equal votes, the senate shall choose ." from them the vice president,

6 The legislature may determine the time of choos6 ing the electors, and of their giving their votes ; and 6 the manner of certifying and transmitting their votes. 6 But the election shall be on the same day through. 6 out the United States."

The house adjourned.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1787. • It was moved and seconded to insert the following clause after the words “ throughout the United States," in the first section of the report :

* The legislature may declare by law what officer 64 of the United States shall act as president, in case ch of the death, resignation, or disability of the presi“dent and vice president ; and such officer shall act

accordingly, until such disability be removed, or a 4 president shall be elected"

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vir. ginia, South Carolina, Georgia - - 6

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina .

DIVIDED--New Hampshire . . 1

It was moved and seconded to insert the following amendment after the words “a member or members “ from two thirds of the states," in the first section of the report: “and a concurrence of a majority of * all the states, shall be necessary to make such

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Which passed in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the second section of the report,

It passed in the affirmative.

The question being taken on the first clause of the third section of the report,

“ The vice president shall be ex officio president of " the senate"

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas–New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti. cut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia - - . - 8 Nays-New Jersey, Maryland

. 2 Separate questions having been taken on the several clauses of the third section of the report

They passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to insert the words " and the house of représentatives," after the word “ senate,” in the first clause of the fourth section of the report

Which passed in the negative. .

Yea-Pennsylvania . - . 1

Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - 10

It was moved and seconded to substitute the words « foreign ministers," instead of “ ambassadors and 66 other publick ministers,” in the second clause of the fourth section of the report · Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina ..

Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connectieut, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia 7

· It was moved and seconded to amend the second clause of the fourth section of the report to read." Ambassadors, other publick ministers, and con66 suls"

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

A question was taken on the words “judges of the " supreme court”—

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative..

A question was taken upon the words " and all "other officers"

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia,

Navs- Pennsylvania, South Carolina - 2

It was moved by Mr. Madison, and seconded, to postpone the consideration of the fourth section of the report, in order to take up the following:

“ That it be an instruction to the committee of the “slates to prepare a clause or clauses for establishing

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