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BELGIC CONFEDERACY
equal vote of the States......

...35, 39
BENSON, EGBERT
views relative to Spain and Mississippi...

..608
BERKLEY, MR....

. 169
BIENNIAL

election of Representatives... ..846, 928, 1220, 1227, 1544, 1605
term of President....

.1144
BILLS
each House to have a negative on them..

. 1227, 1243
mode of passing them.....

. 1231, 1332, 1548, 1609
to be revised by the President. 739, 783, 860,891, 1180, 1169, 1171, 1189,

1224, 1231, 1541, 1548, 1609
to be examined by a council of revision...733, 783,787, 809, 1161, 1332
those returned by the President may be repassed...739, 783, 790, 1130,

1171, 1224, 1231, 1333, 1541, 1548, 1562, 1570, 1610
of attainder and ex post facto..,1399, 1444, 1450, 1523, 1551, 1581, 1612
of exchange, damages on.

.....1448
origination of those about money..737, 855, 1024, 10:25, 1041, 1096, 1108,
1223, 1228, 1266, 1270, 1297, 1306, 1321, 1330, 1380, 1494, 1530, 1548,

1609
alteration of those about money......1024, 1108, 1223, 1228, 1266, 1298,

1306, 1316, 1331, 1494, 1530, 1548, 1609
proportional vote on those about money.

...1010
of credit, emission of by Congress...

740, 1232, 1343
of credit, emission of by the States.. .74+, 1239, 1442, 1552, 1614
BILLS OF EXCHANGE

deposited by Congress to indemnify the merchants of Philadel.
phia...

..50
on Spain to be discontinued..

.70, 72
drawn on France in advance.

..130
provision in regard to, proposed in the Constitution..

.1449
BILL OF RIGHTS
proposal to insert one in the Constitution....

...1565
want of one objected to......

..644, 671
BINGHAM, WILLIAM
desires division of Confederacy.......

.589
interview with Gardoqui relative to negotiations with Spain... .590
BISHOP.......

....669
BLACKS-See SLAVES,
BLAIR, JOHN
Delegate to the Federal Convention from Virginia..

..643
attends the Convention...

.722
BLAND, THEODORICK
applies for instructions about the Mississippi.......

...75
views on a repeal of the impost by Virginia.

.111
views on Indian titles to land...

..92

....

..323

BLAND, THEODORICK-Continued.
opposes a present of a ship to the King of France....

...166
reports that Virginia cannot pay her quota......

..285
prefers the mode of raising revenue provided by the Confederation..288
his views on a system of permanent revenue 303, 304, 311, 334, 342, 421
advocates a commutation of half-pay.......

..321
advocates a decision by a majority of States in Committee.
proposes a tariff of specific duties.....

..340
opposes a limitation as to the duration of impost....

..343
censures the conduct of Robert Morris.......

.371, 388
remarks on the conduct of the American Commissioners at Paris.396,

409,411
proposes to submit the impost separately to the States....... ..403
remarks on the proportion of freemen to slaves in fixing the con-
tributions of the States.....

..424
proposes the publication of Carleton's letters refusing to suspend
hostilities....

..428
opposes the proposed Convention of Eastern States..

..429
opposes a hasty ratification of the provisional articles.

..443
remarks on cessions of public lands by the States .............446, 464
moves to erase the application to France for a loan of three millions 449
opposes a delivery of the prisoners till slaves are restored...........450
remarks on the votes of the new States......

..461
voted for as President of Congress.....

.187, 473
in favor of Annapolis as the seat of Congress...

..578
BLOUNT, WILLIAM
attends the Federal Convention.......

..908
agrees to sign the Constitution in the form proposed...

. 1601
BOND, PHINEAS
discussion as to his admission as consul..

..602
BOOKS
proposal for Congress to purchase.....

..269
BORROWING
power of, given to Congress....

..740, 1232, 1549, 1611
BOUDINOT, ELIAS
represents New Jersey in Congress.

..187
is chosen President....

.187, 473
his views on a system of permanent revenue..

..303
BOUNDARY

with the Spanish settlements..65, 491, 529, 530, 590, 603, 622, 641, 677
of Virginia, according to old maps and documents...... . 114, 160
between Virginia and Maryland....

..118, 696
of the States on the west.....

.446, 465, 543, 590, 603
with the British provinces....

..515
between New Hampshire and New York....

.53
BOWDOIN, JAMES...........

.638
views on Federal Constitution....

.647

BRADFORD, WILLIAM

deputy from Pennsylvania on the trial with Connecticut.... ...476
BRANCH-See House OF REPRESENTATIVES.
to be two in the Legislature.....731, 736, 753, 813, 858, 872, 874, 890,

909, 913, 916, 962, 1220, 1226, 1243, 1541, 1605
BRANDY
duty on...

.366, 373, 617
importation of, prohibited by Virginia....

.657
BREACH
of the peace, members of Congress may be arrested for.....738, 1230,

1547, 1609
of the articles of confederation, its effect.....

..894, 908
BREARLY, DAVID
attends the Federal Convention.....

..721
desires the attendance of the New Hampshire delegates.... ..999
advocates equality of representation of the States in Congress..

.830
objects to the ballot for the election of President being joint. ..1418
advocates an equal vote of the States in electing the President... 1420
wishes the article providing for amendments of the constitution
struck out.......

. 1572
BRIBERY

President to be removed for....743, 1237, 1434, 1498, 1528, 1556, 1618
BRITISH

their military movements in South Carolina..
instigate the Northern Indians.......

.47
try to draw Washington into a battle..

.49
their conduct to the prisoners at Charleston.

..58
intrigue with Spain about her boundaries.

....68
their defeats in 1781.......

....99
goods to be seized....

105, 136
their intrigues in Vermont..
try to make a separate peace with the Dutch..

115
reject the proposals of Russia and Austria.........

.121
try to dissolve the alliance between France and the United States. . 125
send out Carleton to treat...

.127
propose a separate treaty to France..

...131
intrigue to create distrust among the allies.... .132, 134, 159, 381
prohibition of their manufactures....

.145
renew their attacks on northern frontier..

...151
seem disposed to peace....

153, 158
enter on negotiations for peace at Paris...

...157
appear less pacific....

.169, 174
continue negotiations at Paris......

.173, 491, 516
try to effect a separate convention...

182, 416
commission Mr. Fitzherbert to treat..
promote mediation of Russia and Austria.

..188
commission Mr. Oswald to treat......

.235, 380, 492

43, 48

.110

..182

BRITISH-Continued.
sign preliminaries of peace...

.407, 437, 515
refuse to suspend hostilities..

.427, 521
issue proclamation of peace.....

...437, 524
commercial treaty with, proposed.... 449, 530, 531, 537, 542, 544, 565,

567, 569, 571, 572, 602
delivery of posts, negroes, &C........ ..450, 538, 554, 592, 658, 677
insidious conduct relative to the articles of treaty... .453, 532, 538, 592
debts provided for in the treaty .......

..516, 522, 546
their negotiations in regard to a definitive treaty..544, 565, 569, 571,

572
designs upon the Western territory.....

.....591
operation of the definitive treaty on the States..595, 616, 628, 635, 639,

659
delays in executing the definitive treaty......

....616
their claims under the definitive treaty.... .622, 635, 677, 711
colonies, their state before the Revolution....

..686
early design to tax the colonies......

..636
their irritating commercial regulations.

.649, 711
complain of violations of the definitive treaty..

..712
speculate on the downfal of the Confederation....

.713
their Constitution discussed in the Federal Convention...807, 185, 938

966, 1043, 1118, 1167, 1194, 1253, 1256
their Parliament commented upon...........827, 833, 990, 1286, 1306

their Constitution not a proper guide....856, 910, 947, 953, 1041, 1252
BROOKS, COLONEL
a deputy from the army to Congress...

. . 249, 256, 495
views on the Federal Constitution...
BROOM, JACOB
attends the Federal Convention......

..721
opposes an adjournment of the Convention without adopting
some plan.......

..1111
in favor of electing the President by electors chosen by the State
Legislatures....

.1124, 1149
in favor of the President holding during good behaviour..... .1125
in favor of nine years as the Senatorial term....

..962
claims an equal vote for the small States in the Senate.......
thinks members of Congress should be paid by the States. .1328
in favor of a negative of Congress on the State laws...... ..1410
wishes officers in the army and navy excepted from the provision
of ineligibility for Congress.....

..1325
BUCHANAN, JAMES

a member of the committee appointed on the death of Mr. Madi.

son, (Vol. 1, Notice,).
BURGOYNE, GENERAL.

.202, 204, 420, 479
BURNETT, MAJOR.

..266, 360

..669

.1063

...

BURKE, EDMUND
resigns.......

169
presents the address of Col. H. Laurens to Parliament..

.175
BUTLER,COLONEL...

.77
BUTLER, PIERCE

a delegate to the Federal Convention from South Carolina.........621
attends the Federal Convention......

.721
proposes a rule to provide against absence from the Convention and
an improper publication of its proceedings...

...727
objects to reduce the power of the States.....

.757, 760
approves of the distribution of the powers of government.. ...747
views on the mode of electing the President....

.1202, 1490
objects to frequent elections of the President.....

..1151
desires the power of making war to be vested in the President.....1352
in favor of a single executive.......

.780, 787
opposes an absolute negative of the President...

..787
proposes to conser on the President a power to suspend laws for a
limited time......

..790
urges a settlement of the ratio of representation in the Senate be-
fore deciding on that of the House..

..959
opposes compensation to Senators.....

..853
proposes that Senators be eligible to State offices..

..972
proposes that the States be represented in the Senate according
to their property........

.1028
thiuks that two-thirds of the Senate should make peace without
the Executive......

. 1521
proposes that representation in the House of Representatives

be according to contribution or wealth. 836, 842, 1038, 1056, 1080, 1082
thinks Representatives should be ineligible to office for a year
after their term......

..937,940
contends that blacks shall be equally included with whites in fix-

ing the proportion of representation...... ..........1067, 1079
opposes an election of the Representatives by the people ......
opposes too great a restriction of the right of suffrage for Repre-
sentatives......

. 1250
desires to increase the required period of residence of a Repre-
sentative in his district.....

1260
opposes the admission of foreigners into Congress without a long
residence......

...1275, 1301
thinks members of Congress should be paid by the States..... .1326
thinks taxation should be apportioned to representation before a

1380
opposes the power of Congress to tax exports.

1384, 1396
views as to the exclusive origination of money bills by the House....856,

1267
does not desire to have a vote of two-thirds to pass navigation acts. 1453
opposes the power of Congress to emit bills of credit....... 1344, 1345

..756

census.

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