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It was moved and seconded to reconsider the clause to-morrow,

Passed unanimously in the affirmative.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the following clause in the ninth resolution, reported from the committee of the whole house, namely,

" For the term of seven years"-
Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the remaining clause of the ninth and the tenth resolutions, in order to take up the eleventh resolution

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland

4 Nays--Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina 3 DIVIDED-North Carolina

1 On the question to agree to the following clause of the eleventh resolution, namely,

“ That a national judiciary be established”It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the following clause of the eleventh resolution, namely,

“ To consist of one supreme tribunal"It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the words il second branch of the national legislature," and to insert the words “ national executive," in the eleventh resolution

Which passed in the negative.
Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

2 Nays-Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 It was moved and seconded to alter the third clause of the eleventh resolution, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ The judges of which shall be nominated and ap“ pointed by the executive, by and with the advice « and consent of the second branch of the legislature " of the United States ; and every such nomination 56 shall be made at least

days prior to "such appointment"

Which passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia

4 NAYS--Connecticut, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina

4 It was moved and seconded to alter the third clause of the eleventh resolution, so as to read as follows, namely, “ That the judges shall be nominated by the execu

and such nomination shall become an appoint“ment, if not disagreed to within

days “ by two thirds of the second branch of the legisla“ ture."

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the last amendment

Which was unanimously agreed to.

On the question to agree to the following clause of the eleventh resolution, namely,

6 tive;

“ To hold their offices during good behaviour"-It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the following clause of the eleventh resolution, namely,

To receive, punctually, at stated times, a fixed compensation for their services”. It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike the words “ increase or," out of the eleventh resolution

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAs-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina

6 Nays-Virginia, North Carolina

On the question to agree to the clause as amended, namely,

“ To receive, punctually, at stated times, a fixed

compensation for their services, in which no diminu“ tion shall be made so as to affect the persons actually " in office at the time of such diminution"

It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the twelfth resolution, namely,

“ That the national legislature be empowered to " appoint inferior tribunals”—

It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to strike the words " impeachments of national officers,” out of the thir. teenth resolution

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved and seconded to alter the thirteenth resolution, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ That the jurisdiction of the national judiciary " shall extend to cases arising under laws passed by " the general legislature, and to such other questions “ as involve the national peace and barmony"

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the fourteenth resolution, namely,

“ Resolved, That provision ought to be made for the " admission of states lawfully arising within the limits 6 of the United States, whether from a voluntary junc« tion of government and territory, or otherwise with " the consent of a number of voices in the national legislature less than the whole” – It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

On the question to agree to the first clause of the fifteenth resolution, reported from the committee of the whole house,

It passed in the negative.
YEAs--Virginia, North Carolina

2 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia 7

On the question lo agree to the last clause of the fifteenth resolution,

It passed unanimously in the negative.

It was moved and seconded to alter the sixteenth resolution, so as to read as follows, namely,

“ That a republican form of government shall be " guarantied to each state ; and that each state shall be protected against foreign and domestic violence"Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1787.

It was moved and seconded to reconsider the seve. ral clauses of the ninth resolution, which respect the appointment, duration, and eligibility of the national executive

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia

9 NAY-North Carolina

1 North Carolina withdrew their negative,

And it was unanimously agreed to reconsider imme. diately.

It was moved by Mr. Ellsworth, and seconded, to agree to the following proposition, namely,

“ To be chosen by electors appointed for that purpose by the legislatures of the states, in the following proportion :

“ One person, from each state whose numbers, ac"cording to the ratio fixed in the resolution, shall not “ exceed 100,000; troo, from each of the others, whose • numbers shall not exceed 300,000; and three, from “ each of the rest.”

On the question to agree to the following clause, namely,

“ To be chosen by electors appointed for that “ purpose"

It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas—Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia

6 Nays-North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 3

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