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It was moved and seconded to strike out after “le“gislatures,” the words “ of three-fourths,” and so after the word "conventions,” article fifth-[leaving future conventions to proceed like the present.]

Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey 3

Nays—Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

Divided-New Hampshire

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words " or by conventions in three-fourths thereof."

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 annex to the end of article fifth, a proviso, “ that no state shall without its “consent be affected in its internal police, or deprived “ of its equal suffrage in the senate.”

Passed in the negative.
YEAS--Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware 3

Nays— New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia - - - - 8

It was moved and seconded to strike out article fifth.
Passed in the negative.
Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey - 2

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

Divided-Delaware
It was moved to strike out of article fifth, aster the

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word“ legislatures," the words of three-fourths," and also after the word “conventions," so as to leave future conventions to act like the present convention according to circumstances

Which passed in the negative.

It was moved to strike out the words " or by conven6 tions in three-fourths thereof”—

Which passed in the negative.

It was moved to annex to the article a further proviso, “ that no state shall, without its consent, be affect" ed in its internal police, or deprived of its equal suf« frage in the senate".

Which passed in the negative.

It was then moved to strike out the fifth article altogethermo

Which passed in the negative.

It was moved to add a proviso, “that no state, with6 out its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage 66 in the senate”.

Which passed in the affirmative. It was moved, as a further proviso, “ that no law in nature of a navigation act be passed, prior to the 6 year 1808, without the consent of two-thirds of each “ branch of the legislature”

Which passed in the negative.

It was moved and seconded - that no law in nature “of a navigation act be passed before the year 1808, 66 without the consent of two-thirds of each branch of " the legislature.”

Passed in the negative.
Yeas–Maryland, Virginia, Georgia - 3

Nays—New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South CaroIl was moved “that amendments to the plan might “ be offered by the state conventions, which should be “ submitted to, and finally decided on, by another ge“ neral convention”

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Which passed in the negative ; all the states concurring.

It was moved and secondeu “ that amendments to the “plan might be offered by the state conventions, which “should be submitted to and finally decided on by “ another general convention."?

Passed unanimously in the negative.

The blanks in the fifth article of the revised drast were filled up; and it was otherwise amended to read as follows:

“ The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses 6 shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to "This constitution, or, on the application of the legisla"tures of two thirds of the several stales, shall call a “convention for proposing amendments, which in either “case shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as “ part of this constitution, when ratified by the legisla5 tures of three-fourths of the several states, or by con"ventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the “other mode of ratification may be proposed by the " Congress: Provided, that no amendment which may “ be made prior to the year 1808, shall in any inanner “affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section w of the first article; and that no state, without its con“sent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the “ senate.”

On the question to agree to the constitution, as amended,

It passed in the affirmative; all the states concur

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Ordered, That the constitution be engrossed.
The house adjourned.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1787.
The engrossed constitution being read,

It was moved, that the constitution be signed by the members in the following, as a convenient form :

“Done in convention, by the unanimous consent of “the states present, the 17th September, &c. In wit“ness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our " names."

It was moved to reconsider the clause declaring " that the number of representatives shall not exceed 6 one for every forty thousand,” in order to strike out 5 forty thousand," and insert " thirty thousand”—

Which passed in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the constitution, enrolled in order to be signed,

All the states answered ay.

On the question to agree to the above form of signing,

It passed in the affirmative.

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

- 1 It was moved that the journal, and other papers of the convention, be deposited with the president

Which passed in the affirmative.

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

10 Nar-Maryland

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JOURNAL OF FEDERAL CONVENTION. (Sept. 17.

The president having asked what the convention meant should be done with the journal-it was resolved, nem. con. “That he retain the journal and other “ papers, subject to the order of the Congress, if ever "formed under the constitution.”

The members proceeded to sign the constitution; and the convention then dissolved itself by an adjournment sine die.

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