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YEAS--Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia

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bailes It was moved and seconded to resume the consideration of the second clause of the first proposition, which had been postponed in order to take up the second proposition

Which passed in the afkrmative.

On the question, Shall the following clause stand as à part of the report, namely,

" 3. That all bills for raising or appropriating

money, and for fixing the salaries of the officers of " the government of the United States, shall originate " in the first branch of the legislature, and shall not be " altered or amended by the second branch; and that " no money shall be drawn from the publick treasury " but in pursuance of appropriations to be originated " by the first branch”_

It passed in the affirmative. The votes stood thus :

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Mary. land, North Carolina

5 Nars-Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina 3 Divided-Massachusetts, New York, Georgia 3

And on a question moved and seconded, Whether the vote so standing was determined in the affirmative

It was decided as follows, that it was.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia NAYS--New York, Virginia

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

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1787.

A letter from W. Rawle, secretary to the Library Company of Philadelphia, addressed to his excellency the President of the convention, enclosing a resolve of that company, granting the use of their books to the members of the convention-being read,

On motion,

Resolved, That the secretary, by letter, present the thanks of the convention to the directors of the Library Company for their polite attention.

It was moved and seconded, that the second proposition reported from the grand committee stand part of the report, namely,

“ That in the second branch of the legislature each "state shall have an equal vote"

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina

6 Nays-Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina 3 Divided—Massachusetts, Georgia

It was then moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the report from the grand committee until the special committee report

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS—Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland

6 Nays—New York, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

5 And then the house adjourned till Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

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MONDAY, JULY 9, 1787.

The honourable Daniel Carroll, Esq. one of the deputies from the state of Maryland, attended and took his seat.

The honourable Mr. G. Morris, from the committee to whom was referred the first clause of the first proposition, reported from the grand committee, 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 read once throughout, and then by paragraphs; and is as follows, namely,

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no licima The committee to whom was referred to

the first clause of the first proposition reported from the grand committee, beg leave to report :

“ 1. That in the first meeting of the legislature of " the United States the first branch thereof consist of * fifty-six members, of which number “ New Hampshire shall have

two, “ Massachusetts

seven,
6 Rhode Island

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five, " South Carolina

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" 2. But as the present situation of the states may

probably alter as well in point of wealth, as in the 6 number of their inhabitants-that the legislature “ be authorized from time to time to augment the num“ber of representatives. And in case any of the 6 states shall hereafter be divided, or any two or more “ states United, or any new state created within the “ limits of the United States, the legislature shall pos

sess authority to regulate the number of représen"tatives in any of the foregoing cases upon the prin

ciples of their wealth and number of inhabitants."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the first paragraph of the report, in order to take up the second

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

It passed in the affirmative.

YEA5-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 Nays-New York, New Jersey

2 It was moved and seconded to refer the first paragraph of the report to a committee of one member from each state

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEA5Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

9 Nays-New York, South Carolina

2 And a committee was appointed, by ballot, of the honourable Mr. King, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Yates, Mr. Brearly, Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Read, Mr. Carroll, Mr.

Madison, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. Houstoun.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 1787.

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The honourable Mr. King, from the grand committee to whom was referred the first paragraph of the report

a committee consisting of Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Gorham, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. King, informed the house that the committee were prepared the same being delivered in, at the secretary's table,

and was again read, and is as follows, namely,

That in the original formation of the legislature " of the United States, the first branch thereof shall “ consist of sixty-five members, of which number

“ New Hampshire shall send three,
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" Connecticut

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