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It was moved and seconded to strike the words for « their approbation" out of the twenty second article

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 7

Nays—Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Geor- . gia

• • • • • • 4 It was moved and seconded to agree to the following amendment to the twenty-second article:

66 This constitution shall be laid before the United 6 States in Congress assembled. And it is the opinion 66 of this convention that it should afterwards be subs mitted to a convention chosen in each state, in order “ to receive the ratification of such convention : to « which end the several legislatures ought to provide 6c for the calling conventions within their respective * states as speedily as circumstances will permit”- Which passed in the negative.

YEAS—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware - - - - 4

Nays-Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the twenty-second article ! Which passed in the negative. Yeas—New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina 3 Nays-New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

On the question to agree to the twenty-second article, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative. . . .

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Yeas–New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - 10 Nar-Maryland

. 1 It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank in the twenty-third article with the word “ nine”

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to agree to the twentythird article as far as the words “ assigned by Con6 gress," inclusive

Which passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the remainder of the twenty-third article

Which passed in the negative.

YEAs—Massachusetts, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina - - - - - 4

Nays-New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia 7

It was moved and seconded to strike the words " choose the President of the United States and” out of the twenty-third article

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia - - - . - 8

Nays-New Hampshire, South Carolina - 2 DIVIDED—Maryland

- . . 1 On the question to agree to the twenty-third article, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to take up the report of the committee of eleven, entered on the journal of the 28th instant.

On the question to agree to the following clause of the report, to be inserted after the fourth section of the seventh article,

“ Nor shall any regulation of commerce or revenue “ give preference to the ports of one state over those s of another"

It passed in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the following clausę in the report :

" Or oblige vessels bound to or from any state to 66 enter, clear, or pay duties in another”

It passed in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the word “ tonnage”

Which passed in the affirmative,

On the question to agree to the following clause of the report;

" And all duties, imposts, and excises, laid by the 6 legislature, shall be uniform throughout the United 66 States" :

It passed in the affirmative,

Yeas—Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, · Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

- 8 Nays—New Hampshire, South Carolina 2

It was moved and seconded to refer such parts of the constitution as have been postponed, and such parts of reports as have not been acted on, to a committee of a member from each state

Which passed in the affirmative.

And a committee was appointed, by ballot, of the honourable Mr. Gilman, Mr. King, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Brearly, Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Dickinson, Mr. Carroll,

Mr. Madison, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Butler and Mr.
Baldwin.

It was moved and seconded to adjourn.
Passed in the affirmative.

YBAS-Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Vir-
ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7
Nar-Connecticut .
DIVIDED-New Hampshire
The house adjourned.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1787. The honourable Mr. Brearly, from the committee of eleven, to whom such parts of the constitution as have been postponed, and such parts of reports as have not been acted on, were referred, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report partially.

The following report was then read :

That in lieu of the ninth section of the sixth article, the following be inserted :

- The members of each house shall be ineligible to “ any civil office under the authority of the United “ States during the time for which they shall respec6 tively be elected ; and no person holding any office “ under the United States shall be a member of either 6 house during his continuance in office."

The honourable Mr. Rutledge, from the committee to whom sundry propositions, entered on the journal of the 28th ultimo, were referred, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report.

The following report was then read :

That the following additions be made to the report, namely,

After the word “ states," in the last line, on the margin of the third page, add,

" To establish uniform laws on the subject of bank. s ruptcies ;" • And insert the following as the sixteenth article, namely,

“ Full faith and credit ought to be given in each “ state to the publick acts, records, and judicial pro66 ceedings of every other state ; and the legislature « shall, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which " such acts, récords, and proceedings shall be proved, " and the effect which judgments obtained in one state 66 shall have in another."

It was moved and seconded to adjourn till Monday next, at 10 o'clock, A. M.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1787. It was moved by Mr. Morris, and seconded, to strike out the words, “ judgments obtained in one state shall “ have in another," and to insert the word “thereof," after the word " effect,” in the report from the committee of five, entered on the journal of the 1st inst. Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas–Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina 6

Nays-Maryland, Virginia, Georgia - 3

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words " ought to,” and to insert the word “ shall ;” and to strike out the word "shall," and insert the word "may," in the report entered on the journal of the 1st inst.

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