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On the question to agree to the twelfth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, namely, .. "Resolved that provision ought to be made for the 66 continuance of a congress, and their authorities and 6 privileges, until a given day, after the reform of the 6 articles of union shall be adopted, and for the com“pletion of all their engagements,"

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - - - - 8

Nays-Connecticut, Delaware - - - 2

It was then moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the thirteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph.

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

YEAS Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina 7

Nars--Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia - 3

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the fourteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph.

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia - - - 6

Nays—New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North

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DIVIDED-Massachusetts . - - 1

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the fifteenth resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph.

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. C. Pinckney, seconded by Mr. Rutledge, that to-morrow be assigned to reconsider that clause of the fourth resolution, which respects the election of the first branch of the national legislature.

And on the question to reconsider the same to-morrow,

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, DeJaware, Maryland, Virginia · · · · 6

Nays—Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - 5

It was moved by Mr. Rutledge, seconded by Mr. Sherman, to strike out the following words in the ninth vesolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, namely, " And of inferior tribunals."

And on the question to strike out,
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas–Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - 5

Nays—Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia - - - - - - - - 4

Divided-Massachusetts, New York - - 2

It was then moved and seconded, that the following clause be added to the ninth resolution, namely,

“ That the national legislature be empowered to ap“point inferior tribunals."

And on the question to agree to the same,
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, South Carolina 3

Divided New York . .. . . 1

It was then moved and seconded that the committee do now rise, report a further progress, and request leave to sit again.

Sebara b has The committee then rose.

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IN THE HOUSE.

Mr. President resumed the chair.
Mr. Gorham reported from the committee,

That the committee had made a further progress in the matter to them referred; and bad directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this house will to-morrow again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of the state of the American union.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock, A. M.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6, 1787. The order of the day being read,

The bouse resolved itself into a committee of the whole house to consider of the state of the American union..

Mr. President left the chair.

IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.

Mr. Gorham in the chair.

It was moved by Mr. C. Pinckney, seconded by Mr. Rutledge, to strike the word "people” out of the fourth

resolution submitted by Mr. Randolph, and to insert in its place the word “ legislatures" so as to read,

4 Resolved, That the members of the first branch " of the national legislature ought to be elected by the " legislatures of the several states."'.

And on the question to strike out,
It passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, South Carolina 3

Nays-Massachusetts, New York; Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia .. . • • • • • • • 8 . On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Madi. son, to amend the eighth resolution, which respects the negative to be vested in the national executive, by adding, after the words “national executive," the words " with a convenient number of the national judiciary."

On the question to agree to the addition of these words,

It passed in the negative.
YEAS-Connecticut, New York, Virginia - 3

Nays-Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - .. .. 8 . Mr. C. Pinckney gave notice, that to-morrow he should move for the reconsideration of that clause in the resolution, adopted by the committee, which vests a negative in the national legislature on the laws of the several states.

Friday assigned to reconsider.

It was then moved and seconded, that the committee do now rise, report a further progress, and request leave to sit again.

The committee then rose,

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Mr. President resumed the chair..
Mr. Gorham reported from the committee,

That the committee had made a further progress in the matter to them referred; and had directed him to move that they may have leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this house will co-morrow again resolve itself into a committee of the whole house, to consider of the state of the American unioti.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1787.

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The following resolution was submitted by Mr. Dickinson, seconded by Mr, Sherman, namely,

“Resolved, That the members of the second branch “ of the national legislature ought to be chosen by the “ individual legislatures." :

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