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It was moved and seconded to amend the third clause of the report, entered on the journal of the 4th instant, : to read as follows :

In the place of the first section, ninth article, insert, “ The senate of the United States shall have power “ to try all impeachments ; but no person shall be

convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of “ the members present : and every member shall be -66 on oath”· Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia •

- 9 Nays-Pennsylvania, Virginia

2 It was moved and seconded to agree to the following clause :

56 The legislature shall have the sole right of estab“ lishing offices not herein provided for

Which passed in the negative.
YEAs--Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia 3

Nays—New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

- 8 It was moved and seconded to amend the said clause of the second section, tenth article, to read,

- He may convene both or either of the houses ont *+extraordinary occasions"

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia 7

Nays-Massachusetts, Peonsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina

- - - 4 It was moved and seconded to appoint a committee

of five to revise the style of, and arrange the articles agreed to by the house.

Which passed in the affirmative.

And a committee was appointed, by ballot, of the honourable Mr. Johnson, Mr. Hamilton, Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Madison, and Mr. King.

The house adjourned.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1787. It was moved and seconded to reconsider the third section of the fourth article, which prescribes the num-, ber of the house of representatives,

Which passed in the negative.

YEAS-Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina

Nays New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecti.. cut, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia

It was moved and seconded to reconsider the nineteenth article

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAS~Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - 9 Nar-New Jersey

- - 1 Divided—New Hampshire - , 1

It was moved and seconded to amend the nineteenth article, by adding the following clause: ,

“ Or the legislature may propose amendments to " the several states, for their approbation ; but no « amendment shall be binding, until consented to by « the several states."

It was moved and seconded to insert the words - two "thirds of," before the words “the several states

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia ' • .•

5 Nars—Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

It was moved and seconded to insert the words three fourths" :..

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative. . . It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the amendment, in order to take up the fol lowing:

“ The legislature of the United States, whenever two " thirds of both houses shalt deem necessary, or on " the application of two thirds of the legislatures of “the several states, shall propose amendments to this “ constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and “ purposes as part thereof, when the same shall have “ been ratified by three fourths at least of the legisla56 Cures of the several states, or by conventions in three “ fourths thereof; as one or the other mode of ratifica« tion may be proposed by the legislature of the Unit" ed States : provided, that no amendments which “ may be made prior to the year 1808, shall in any " manner affect the fourth and fifth sections of artio cle the seventh.”

On the question to postpone,
It passed in the affirmative.
On the question lo agree to the last amendment,
It passed in the affirmative.
YEAS--Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey,

IDED

Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, “South Carolina, Georgia

- 9 Nav-Delaware

• . - - 1 · DividedNew Hampshire ..! . 1

} It was moved and seconded to reconsider the twentyfirst and twenty-second articles ü Which, the question being separately put upon each article, passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Mary. land, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia ;.7

Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina . - . . .

- 3 Divided-New Hampshire - ... 1

It was moved and seconded to postpone the twentyfirst article, in order to take up the following:.. - “ Resolved, That the foregoing plan of a constitu- tion be transmitted to the United States, in Con"gress assembled, in order that, if the same shall be 6 agreed to by them, it may be communicated to the 6 legislatures of the several states, to the end that they 6 may provide for its final ratification, by referring the 66 same to the consideration of a convention of depu66 ties in each state, to be chosen by the people thereof;

and that it be recommended to the said legislatures, “ in their respective acts for organizing such conven6 tion, to declare that, if the said convention shall ap" prove of the said constitution, such approbation shall “ be binding and conclusive upon the state ; and fur6 ther, that if the said convention should be of opinion " that the same, upon the assent of any new states 6 thereto, ought to take effect between the states so “ assenting, such opinion shall thereupon be also bind

6 ing upon such state ; and the said constitution shall
"take effect between the states assenting thereto." to

On the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.
YEA-Connecticut -

Nays--New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - 10

On the question to agree to the twenty-first article, It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to restore the words “ for their approbation,” to the twenty-second article.

It passed in the negative.

It was moved and seconded to refer the following to the committee of revision : ." That it be an instruction to the committee to pre“pare an address to the people to accompany the “ present constitution, and to be laid with the same, 66 before the United States in Congress"

Which passed in the affirmative.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1787. The house met. But the committee of revision not having reported, and there being no business before the convention

The house adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1787. The honourable Mr. Johnson, from the committee of revision, informed the house, that the committee were prepared to report the constitution as revised

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