Constitutional Convention, Week of 9 July 1787

Constitutional Convention, Week of 9 July 1787

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Transcripts and notes from the constitutional convention between 9 July and 14 July 1787

Monday

  • Philadelphia, PA

Journal of the federal convention Monday July 9, 1787

The honorable Daniel Carrol Esquire one of the deputies from the State of Maryland attended and took his seat.

The honorable Mr. G. Morris, from the committee to whom was referred the first clause of the first proposition reported from the grand committee, informed the house that the committee were prepared to report – he then read the report in his place, and the same being delivered in at the secretary's table was read once throughout and then by paragraphs – and is as follows, namely.

The committee to whom was referred the first clause of the first proposition reported form the grand committee beg leave to report

That in the first meeting of the legislature of the United States the first branch thereof consist of fifty six members, of which number

New Hampshire shall have – two

Massachusetts – seven

Rhode Island – one

Connecticut – four

New York – five

New Jersey – three

Pennsylvania – eight

Delaware – one

Maryland – four

Virginia – nine

North Carolina – five

South Carolina – five

Georgia – two

But as the present situation of the states may probably alter as well in point of wealth as in the number of their inhabitants that the legislature be authorized from time to time to augment the number of representatives: and in case any of the states shall hereafter be divided, or any two or more states united, or any new state created within the limits of the United States the legislature shall possess authority to regulate the number of representatives in any of the foregoing cases upon the principles of their wealth and number of inhabitants

It was moved and seconded to postpone the consideration of the first paragraph of the report in order to take up the second

Which passed in the affirmative

On the question to agree to the second paragraph of the report

It passed in the affirmative

It was moved and seconded to refer the first paragraph of the report to a committee of one member from each state

Which passed in the affirmative

And a committee was appointed by ballot of the honorable Mr. King, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Yates, Mr. Brearly, Mr. G. Morris, Mr. Read, Mr. Carrol, Mr. Madison, Mr. Williamson, Mr. Rutledge, and Mr. Houston

And then the house adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o'clock a.m.


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