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which declares that the National Executive shall be chosen by the
National Legislature-Disagreed to.
Postponed — Motion that this equitable ratio of representation
Motion to consider Mr. Randolph's eleventh proposition, guaran.
ding for amendments to the Constitution, which had been post-
Motion to consider Mr. Randolph's fourteenth proposition, requi-
-Proposition agreed to.
tion relative to the qualifications of the members of the first branch,
The part of Mr. Randolph's ninth proposition relative to the juris-
diction of the National Judiciary was struck out-Motion that
National Judiciary shall have jurisdiction in cases of national rev.
enue, impeachments of national officers and questions of national
peace and harmony-Agreed to-Motion that the judges of the
supreme tribunal be appointed by the second branch (Senate) of
National Legislature-Agreed to.
Motion to amend that part of the sixth proposition which em-
powers each branch to originate acts by restraining the second
State of the resolutions (nineteen in number) as adopted by the
Friday, June 15th
Mr. Patterson submits nine propositions to be substituted for those
of Mr. Randolph-Propositions stated.
SATURDAY, June 16th
Mr. Patterson's first proposition- The Articles of Confederation to
be revised and enlarged-Adjourned.
MONDAY, June 18th
Mr. Patterson's first proposition—The Articles of Confederation to
be revised and enlarged, resumed--Motion to amend so as to pro-
vide for an adequate government of the United States-Post-
Mr. Hamilton submits eleven propositions as amendments which
he should probably offer to those of Mr. Randolph-Read but
nineteen resolutions founded on Mr. Randolph's propositions as
First resolution establishing a National Government to consist
First resolution, establishing a National Government, resumed-
Motion to amend so as to establish a government of the United
Second resolution that the National Legislature consist of two
branches-Motion to amend by striking out National-Agreed to
- Motion to amend by declaring that legislation be vested in the
United States in Congress—Disagreed to.
THURSDAY, June 21st
Second resolution, that the Legislature consist of two branches, re-
Third resolution, fixing election, term, qualifications, &c. of the
first branch of the Legislature-Motion to amend so as to provide
term of the first branch be for two years-Agreed to.
FRIDAY, June 220
Third resolution fixing election, term, qualifications, &c. of the
first branch, resumed-Motion to amend so as to provide that the
compensation of members of the first branch shall be fixed by the
National Legislature—Disagreed to-Motion to amend, by stri-
king out its payment from the National Treasury-Disagreed to
Motion to amend so as to provide that the compensation shall be
fixed-Agreed to-Motion to amend so as to provide that the
members of the first branch shall be twenty-five years of age-
Agreed to-Motion to amend by striking out the ineligibility of
members of the first branch-Disagreed to.
Sixth resolution defining the powers of the Legislature-Post-
Seventh resolution fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch
of the Legislature, considered.
THURSDAY, June 28th
Seventh resolution, fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch,
resumed-Motion to amend so as to provide that the right of suf-
frage in the first branch should be the same as in the Articles of
the Confederation, (an equality, each State having one vote there
branch of the Legislature as in the first-Motion to amend so as
relating to the suffrages of both branches of the Legislature, to a
State shall have an equal suffrage in the second branch.