Constitutional Convention, Week of 23 July 1787

Constitutional Convention, Week of 23 July 1787

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Transcripts and notes from the constitutional convention between 23 July and 26 July 1787

Monday

  • Philadelphia, PA

Journal of the federal convention Monday July 23rd, 1787

The honorable John Langdon and Nicholas Gillman Esquires, deputies from the state of New Hampshire, attended and took their seats

The following credentials were produced and read.

(Here insert the credentials of the deputies of the state of New Hampshire)

On the question to agree to the 17th resolution, as reported from the committee of the whole house, namely “that provision ought to be made for the amendment of the articles of union, whensoever it shall seem necessary”

It passed unanimously in the affirmative

It was moved and seconded to add after the word “states” in the 18 resolution, the word “and of the national government”

Which passed in the affirmative

On the question to agree to the 18th resolution as amended namely

“That the legislative, executive, and judiciary powers within the several states, and of the national government ought to be bound by oath to support the articles of union”

It passed unanimously in the affirmative

It was moved and seconded to strike the following words out of the 19th resolution reported form the committee of the whole house namely

“to an assembly or assemblies of representatives recommended by the several legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the people to consider and decide thereon”

Which passed in the negative

On the question to agree to the 19th resolution as reported from the committee of the whole house, namely

Resolved that the amendments which shall be offered to the confederation by the convention ought at a proper time or times after the approbation of congress to be submitted to an assembly or assemblies of representatives, recommended by the several legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the people to consider and decide thereon

It pass in the affirmative

It was moved and seconded to agree to the following resolution, namely

Resolved that the representation in the second branch of the legislature of the united states consist of [blank] members from each state, who shall vote per capita

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the word “three”

Which passed in the negative

It was moved and seconded to fill up the blank with the number “two”

Which was unanimously agreed to

On the question to agree to the resolution as filled up

It passed in the affirmative

It was moved and seconded to reconsider that clause of the [blank] resolution respecting the appointment of the supreme executive

Which passed in the affirmative

And to-morrow was assigned for the reconsideration

[crossed-out] It was moved and seconded to refer the proceedings of the convention to a committee

[crossed-out] Which passed in the affirmative

[side-node] It was moved and seconded that the proceedings of the convention for the establishment of a national government, except what respects the supreme executive, be referred to a committee for the purpose of reporting a constitution conformably to the proceedings aforesaid

[side-note] which passed unanimously in the affirmative

On the question that the committee consist of a member from each state

It passed in the negative

On the question that the committee consist of seven

It passed in the negative

On the question that the committee consist of five

It passed unanimously in the affirmative

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

[side-node] to-morrow assigned for appointing the committee


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