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46 cording to the number of their representatives, re"spectively, in the first branch”· Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia . . . . 5

Nays--Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

- - - - ' 4 Divided-Pennsylvania

It was moved and seconded to re-consider the second clause of the report from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant

Which was unanimously agreed to.

It was moved and seconded to alter the second clause reported from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 9th instant, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ But as the present situation of the states may “ probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, " that the legislature of the United States be authorize "ed, from time to time, to apportion the number of “ representatives. And in case any of the states shall 6 hereafter be divided, or any two or more states "united, or any new states created within the limits " of the United States, the legislature of the United “ States shall possess authority to regulate the number " of representatives in any of the foregoing cases, " upon the principle of their number of inhabitants, "according to the provisions hereafter mentioned.”

On the question to agree to the clause as amended, It passed in the affirmative.

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

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Divided--Delaware . . . . . '1

It was moved and seconded to add, after the word 6. divided," the following words, namely,“ or enlarged 66 by addition of territory!

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative. :(
It was moved and seconded to adjourn.
Passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina : 6

Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia • • • • •

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

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SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1787. It was moved and seconded to agree to the following proposition, namely,

" That to secure the liberties of the states already 66 confederated, the number of representatives, in the “ first branch, from the states which shall hereafter “ be established, shall never exceed the representa" tives from such of the thirteen United States as shall " accede to this confederation."

On the question to agree to the proposition,

It passed in the negative, * Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland .

Nays-New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia . . .....5

Divided—Pennsylvania It was moved and seconded to reconsider the two propositions reported from the grand committee, and

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agreed by the house to stand part of the report entered on the journal of the 6th instant.

It was moved by Mr. Pinckney, and seconded, to postpone the second clause of the report from the grand committee, entered on the journals of the 6th instant, in order to take up the following, namely,

“ That the second branch of the legislature shall " have thirty-six members : of which number

“ New Hampshire shall bave two,
56 Massachusetts

four,
6 Rhode Island

one,
“ Connecticut

three,
“ New York
6 New Jersey

two,
" Pennsylvania

four,
" Delaware

one,
“ Maryland
“ Virginia
“ North Carolina
“ South Carolina

three,
“ Georgia

two." · On the question to postpone,

It passed in the negative.

YEAS-Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Georgia

And then the house adjourned till Monday.

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MONDAY, JULY 16, 1787. The question being taken on the wbole of the report from the grand committee, as amended,

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• It passed in the affirmative, and is as follows, namely,

? " Resolved, That in the original formation of the 6 legislature of the United States, the first branch " thereof shall consist of sixty-five members : of wbich 6 number

“ New Hampshire shall send three,
“ Massachusetts .... eight,

Rhode Island ....' one,
“ Connecticut
" New York

six,
« New Jersey

four, " Pennsylvania

eight, « Delaware

one,
« Maryland

« Virginia
: " North Carolina
: « South Carolina

five,
“ Georgia

three. “ But as the present situation of the states may 6 probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, the « legislature of the United States shall be authorized, 6 from time to time, to apportion the number of rep- resentatives. And in case any of the states shall 6 hereafter be divided, or enlarged by addition of ter* ritory, or any two or more states united, or any “ new states created within the limits of the United “ States, the legislature of the United States shall - possess authority to regulate the number of repre

sentatives, in any of the foregoing cases, upon the “ principle of their number of inbabitants, according it to the provisions hereafter mentioned, namely,

- Provided always, That representation ought to be

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five,

“ proportioned according to direct taxation. And in 5 order to ascertain the alteration in the direct taxa“ tion, which may be required, from time to time, by " the changes in the relative circumstances of the “ states

, “ Resolved, That a census be taken within six years 66 from the first meeting of the legislature of the United “ States, and once within the term of every ten years af66 terwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, “ in the manner, and according to the ratio recom« mended by Congress, in their resolution of April 66 18, 1783; and that the legislature of the United " States shall proportion the direct taxation accord6 ingly.

• Resolved, That all bills for raising or appropris ating money, and for fixing the salaries of the offi“ cers of the government of the United States, sball os originate in the first branch of the legislature of the “ United States, 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.

• Resolved, That in the second branch of the legis" lature of the United States, each state shall have an " equal vote.”

YEAS-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina ;

5 Nays-Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia - . - - - 4

Divided-Massachusetts, . . 1

It was moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the sixth resolution reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

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