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cut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
9 Nays-New Jersey, Georgia . .. 2 · On' the question to agree to the clause of disqualification, as amended,':
It passed in the negative.
Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina
9 It was moved and seconded to agree to the following resolution, namely,
“ Resolved, That it be an instruction to the com6 mittee to whom were referred the proceedings of the 56 convention for the establishment of a national go. 6 vernment, to receive a clause or clauses for prevent"ing the seat of the national government being in the 6 same city or town with the seat of the government of " any state, longer than until the necessary publick “ buildings can be erected.”
It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the last resolution.
It was moved and seconded to refer such proceed. .ings of the convention, as have been agreed on since Monday last, to the committee of detail- .
Which påssed unanimously in the affirmative.
And then the house, by unanimous vote, adjourned till Monday, August 6..
RESOLUTIONS OF THE CONVENTION
REFERRED, ON THE TWENTY-THIRD AND TWENTY-SIXTH
OF JULY, 1787, TO A COMMITTEE OP DETAIL, (MESSRS. RUTLEDGE, RANDOLPH, GORHAM, ELLSWORTH, AND WILSON) FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPORTING A CONSTITUTION.
• United States ought to consist of a
supreme legislative, judiciary, and ex
ecutive.*. June 21. 11. Resolved, That the legislature consist
of two branches. .: 11. ResoLVED, That the members of the
first branch of the legislature ought to be elected by the people of the
several states, for the term of two June 22. - years ; to be paid out of the publick
treasury; to receive an adequate
compensation for their services; to June 23. be of the age of twenty-five years at
least; to be ineligible and incapable of holding any office under the authority of the United States (except those peculiarly belonging to the functions of the first branch) during the term
of service of the first branch. June 25. Iv. RESOLVED, That the members of the
second branch of the legislature of the United States ought to be chosen by the individual legislatures; to be
of the age of thirty years at least; to hold their offices for six years, one third to go out biennially; to receive a compensation for the devotion of their time to the publick service ; to be ineligible to and incapable of holding any office, under the authority of the United States (except those peculiarly belonging to the functions of the second branch) during the term for which they are elected, and
for one year thereafter.. V. RESOLVED, That each branch ought to
possess the right of originating acts. vi. RESOLVED, That the national legisla
ture ought to possess the legislative rights vested in Congress by the confederation; and moreover, to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the union, and also in those to which the states are separately incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual
legislation. . VII. RESOLVED, That the legislative acts of
the United States, made by virtue and in pursuance of the articles of union, and all treaties made and ratified under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the respective states, as far as those acts or treaties shall relate to the
sạid states, or their citizens and inhabitants; and that the judiciaries of the several states shall be bound thereby in their decisions, any thing in the respective laws of the individual states to the contrary, notwith
tion of the legislature of the United
eight, Rhode Island
.... three. But as the present situation of the states may probably alter in the number of their inhabitants, the legislature of the United States shall be authorized, from time to time, to ap. portion the number of representatives; and in case any of the states shall hereafter be divided, or enlarg
six, ten, five, five,
ed, by addition of territory, 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 bereafter mentioned, namely, Provided always, that representation ought to be proportioned according to direct taxation. And in order to ascertain the alteration in the direct taxation, which may be required from time to time by the changes in the
relative circumstances of the statesix. Resolved, That a census be taken
within six years from the first meeting of the legislature of the United States, and once within the term of every ten years afterwards, of all the inhabitants of the United States, in the manner and according to the ratio recommended by Congress in their resolution of April 18, 1783; and that the legislature of the United Ştates shall proportion the direct tax
ation accordingly. X. RESOLVED, 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 le