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Which passed in the affirmative.

"EAS_New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

8 Nays-New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia

3 Question-Ta strike out the word “punish”. Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas --New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia

5 Question—To grant letters of incorporation for canals, &c. A clause proposed to be added to the eighth section of the first article.

Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia

3 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

8 Question—"To establish a university.” An additional clause proposed to the eighth section of the first article.

Passed in the negative,

Yeas—Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Nays—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Georgia

6 DIVIDED-Connecticut

1 It was moved and seconded to insert before the words “ to provide for organizing, arming, &c.” the words " and that the liberties of the people may be

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“better secured against the danger of standing armies 6 in time of peace," article first, section eighth.

Passed in the negative.
Yeas–Virginia, Georgia

2 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina,

9 Question-To reconsider the ex post facto clause. Passed unanimously in the negative.

Question—To insert “ the liberty of the press shall “be inviolably preserved.”

Passed in the negative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

5 Nays—Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia

6 Question—To insert the words " or enumeration," after the word “census," in the fourth clause of the ninth section, first article.

Passed in the affirmative.

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

8 NAYS-Connecticut, South Carolina

2 Question omitted. Passed unanimously in the affirmative.

[Probably upon one or all of the following three amendments, adopted.]

Add at the end of the first clause of the eighth section, first article, “ but all duties, imposts and excises, shall “ be uniform throughout the United States."

Add at the end of the fifth clause of the ninth sec. tion, first article," no preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of

one state over those of another. Nor sball vessels « bound toor from one state, be obliged to enter, clear or pay duties in another."

Add at the end of the sixth clause of the ninth section, first article," and a regular statement and account “ of the receipts and expenditures of all publick mo. “ney shall be published from time to time.”

[The following amendments to the revised draft, were likewise adopted :]

Article first, section second, clause fifth. Strike out the word “they."

Article first, section third, clause second. Add at the end of the clause, after the word “legislature,” " the words " which shall then fill such vacancies."

Article first, section third, clause fourth. Strike out the words “ ex officio."

Article first, section third, clause sixth. After the word “ oath,” insert " or affirmation."

Article first, section eightb, clause third. After the word “ nations," insert the word “and."

Article first, section ninth, clause first. Strike out the word “ several,” and between the words “as” and 6 the," insert the words 6 any

of." Alter the third clause so as to read," no bill of at“ tainder, or ex post facto law shall be passed."

In the fourth clause, after the word “ capitation,” insert the words " or other direct."

Article first, section tenth, clause first, was variously amended, to read as follows:

“ No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or “confederation, grant letters of marque and reprisal, * coin money, emit bills of credit, make any thing but “gold or silver coin a tender in payment of debts,

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pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law " impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any * title of nobility."

The house adjourned.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1787. It was moved and seconded to appoint a committee to prepare an address to the people of the United States to accompany the constitution

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

4 Nars-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti. cut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia

6 It was moved and seconded to reconsider the third clause, second section, first article

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

8 Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey,

2 Divided-Pennsylvania

1. It was moved and seconded to*--add one member to the representatives of North Carolina, and of Rhode Island,

• N. B. The volume containing the journal of the convention, deposited in the department of state by president Washington, terminates thus, leaving the journal imperfect; and the minutes of Saturday, September 15, crossed out with a pen. It has been completed in the following manner, by minutes furnished, at the request of the president, by the late president Madison.

On the question, as to Rhode Island,
It passed in the negative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia

5 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina

6 On the question, as to North Carolina, It passed in the negative.

Yeas-Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

5 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware

6 It was moved to set aside article first, section tenth, clause second, and substitute “no state shall, with“ out the consent of Congress, lay any imposts, or du" ties on imports or exports, except what may be abso“ Jutely necessary for' executing its inspection laws; " and the nett produce of all duties and imposts laid 6 by any state on imports, or exports, shall be for the "use of the treasury of the United States; and all “such laws shall be subject to the revision and con" trol of the Congress.'

It was moved to strike out the words and all such “ laws shall be subject to the revision and control of “ the Congress”—

Which passed in the negative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out " and all "such laws shall be subject to the revision and con“trol of the Congress”—

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas--Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia 3
Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti-

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