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HIS CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS OF DEBATES DURING
THE CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATION

AND

HIS REPORTS OF DEBATES

IN THE

FEDERAL CONVENTION;

NOW PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS, DEPOS-
ITED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, BY DIRECTION OF
THE JOINT LIBRARY COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS,
UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE

OF

HENRY D. GILPIN.

VOLUME III.

WASHINGTON:

LANGTREE & O'SULLIVAN.

1840.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, by Langtree & O'Sullivan, in the

Clerk's Office of the District of Columbia.

CONTENTS

OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

The preamble, article first, designating the style of the govern-

ment; and article second, dividing into a Supreme Legislative, Ex-
ecutive, and Judiciary, agreed to.

Article third, dividing the Legislature into two distinct bodies,
a House of Representatives, and Senate, with a mutual negative in
all cases, and to meet on a fixed day-Motion to confine the nega-
tive to Legislative acts-Disagreed to-Motion to strike out the
clauses giving a mutual negative-Agreed to-Motion to add that
a different day of meeting may be appointed by law-Agreed to-
Motion to give the Executive an absolute negative on the Legisla
ture--Disagreed to.

Article fourth, relative to the House of Representatives-Motion
to confine the rights of Electors to freeholders--Disagreed to.

WEDNESDAY, August 8th

1256

Article fourth, relative to the House of Representatives, resumed

-Motion to require seven years citizenship in members-Agreed
to-Motion to require the members to be inhabitants of the States
they represent Agreed to-Motion to require the inhabitancy for
a specified period-Disagreed to-Motion to require that after a
census the number of members shall be proportioned to direct tax-
ation-Agreed to-Motion to fix the ratio of representation by the
number of free inhabitants-Disagreed to-Motion to give every
State one representative at least--Agreed to-Motion to strike out
the exclusive power over money bills-Agreed to.

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ings of the Legislature, resumed-Motion to except from publica-
tion of such parts of the Senate journal, not Legislative, as it may
judge to require secrecy-Disagreed to-Motion to except from
publication such parts of the Senate journal as relate to treaties
and military operations-Disagreed to-Motion to omit the publi-
cation of such parts of the journals as either House may judge to
require secrecy-Agreed to.

Article fifth, relative to the Senate, resumed-Motion to require

seven years' citizenship in Senators instead of nine--Disagreed to.

Article fourth, relative to the House of Representatives, resumed
-Motion to restore the clause relative to money bills-Disa-
greed to.

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