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." All debts contracted and engagements entered o into, by or under the authority of Congress, shall be " as valid against the United States under this consti" lütion as under the confederation”.

Which passed in the affirmative. ·
On the question to agree to the amendment,

It passed in the affirmative. · Yeas—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti. cut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - 10

Nar-Pennsylvania .

It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the first clause of the first section, seventh article:

« For the payment of said debts, and for the defray* ing the expenses that shall be incurred for the com6 mon defence and general welfare" :

Which passed in the negative. YEA-Connecticut Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia . - 10 : It was moved and seconded to amend the report of the committee of eleven, entered on the journal of the 24th instant, as follows:

To strike out the words “ the year eighteen hun“ dred," and to insert the words " the year eighteen “ hundred and eight"

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia • • • • •

Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia - - - - - 4

It was moved and seconded to amend the first clause of the report to read,

The importation of slaves into such of the states " as shall permit the same, shall not be prohibited by " the legislature of the United States until the year “ 1808"

Which passed in the negative, Yeas-Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia - 3 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina 6

DivideD—Maryland - - = 1 . On the question to agree to the first part of the report as amended, namely,

“ The migration or importation of such persons as " the several states now existing shall think proper to “admit, shall not be prohibited by the legislature prior " to the year 1808?!_ '

It passed in the affirmative,

Yeas–New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia , 1 :. : : : : 7

Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Viro ginia ..

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words "average of the duties laid on imports,?? and to insert the words “ common impost on articles not enumerat" ed”

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to amend the second clause of the report, to read,

" But a tax or duty may be imposed on such impor"lation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person"

Which passed in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the second clause of the report, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative. On the question to postpone the further consideration of the report,

It passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to amend the eighth article, to read,

6. This constitution, and the laws of the United States " which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all " treaties made or which shall be made under the au“thority of the United States, shall be the supreme “ law of the several states, and of their citizens and ines habitants; and the judges in the several states shall " be bound thereby in their decisions, any thing in the “ constitutions or laws of the several states to the con“ trary, notwithstanding”—

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to agree to the following propositions :

66 The legislature of the United States shall not 6 oblige vessels belonging to the citizens thereof, or to “ foreigners, to enter or pay duties, or imposts, in any 6 other state than in that to which they may be bound, " or to clear out in any other than the state in which " their cargoes may be laden on board; nor shall any “ privilege or immunity be granted to any vessels, on “ entering, clearing out, or paying duties or impoats in - one state in preference to another.

“ Should it be judged expedient by the legislature of " the United States, that one or more ports for collect“ ing duties or imposts, other than those ports of “ entrance and clearance already established by the

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“ respective states, should be established, the legisla“ ture of the United States shall signify the same to the « executive of the respective states, ascertaining the 6 number of such ports judged necessary, to be laid by " the said executives before the legislatures of the 66 states at their next session, and the legislature of “ the United States shall not have the power of fixing 6 or establishing the particular ports for collecting du6 ties or imposts in any state, except the legislature of 56 such state shall neglect to fix and establish the same 66 during their first session to be held after such notifi« cation by the legislature of the United States to the

executive of such state.

“All duties, imposts, and excises, prohibitions or 6 restraints, laid or made by the legislature of the “ United States, shall be uniform and equal throughout “ the United States.”

It was moved and seconded to refer the above propositions to a committee of a member from each statem

Which passed in the affirmative.

And a committee was appointed, by ballot, of the honourable Mr. Langdon, Mr. Gorham, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Dayton, Mr. Fitzsimons, Mr. Read, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Mason, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Butler and Mr. Few.

It was moved and seconded to add the words " and other publick ministers" after the word “ am" bassadors," second section, tenth article

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike the words “ and may correspond with the supreme executives of " the several states," out of the second section, tenth article

Which passed in the affirmative."

· YEAs New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, .. .. . . .. . 9

Nar-Maryland . . . 1

It was moved and seconded to insert the words “except in cases of impeachment” after the word “ pardons,” second section, tenth article ,

Which passed in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the following clause, “ but his pardon shall not be pleadable in bar" ,

It passed in the negative.

YeasNew Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina . . . . , 4

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Georgia - - 6

The house adjourned.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to insert the words “ after conviction,” after the words “ reprieves and “ pardons," second section, tenth article. (Motion withdrawn.),

It was moved and seconded to amend the clause give ing the command of the militia to the executive, to read,

« And of the militia of the several states when called " into the actual service of the United States".

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas--New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia . - 6

Nays-Delaware, South Carolina

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the following clause, second se ction, tenth article :

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