Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. 1

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Thursday, July 19, 1787

It was moved and seconded to reconsider the several clauses of the 9th resolution which respect the appointment, duration, and eligibility, of the national executive; which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, 9. Nay: North Carolina, 1.

North Carolina withdrew their negative; and it was unanimously agreed to reconsider immediately.

It was moved by Mr. Ellsworth, and seconded, to agree to the following proposition, namely:—

"To be chosen by electors appointed for that purpose by the legislatures of the states in the following proportion:— "One person from each state whose numbers, according to the ratio fixed in the resolution, shall not exceed 100,000; two from each of the others, whose numbers shall not exceed 300,000; and three from each of the rest."

On the question to agree to the following clause, namely, "to be chosen by electors appointed for that purpose," it passed in the affirmative.

Yeas: Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 6. Nays: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, 3. Divided: Massachusetts, 1.

On the question to agree to the following clause, "by the legislatures of the states," it passed in the affirmative.

Yeas: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, 8. Nays: Virginia, South Carolina, 2. [p.212]

It was agreed to postpone the consideration of the remainder of the propositions.

It was moved and seconded to agree to the following clause, namely, "for the term of seven years," which passed in the negative.

Yeas: New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia, 3. Nays: Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, 5. Divided: Massachusetts, North Carolina, 2.

On the question to agree to the following clause, namely, "for the term of six years," it passed in the affirmative.

Yeas: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, 9. Nay: Delaware, 1.

On the question to restore the words "to be ineligible a second time," it passed in the negative.

Yeas: North Carolina, South Carolina, 2. Nays: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, 8.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o’clock, A. M.

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Chicago: Elliot, Jonathan, ed., "Thursday, July 19, 1787," Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. 1 in The Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787, ed. Jonathan Elliot (Philadelphia: J. B. Lipincott Company, 1901), Original Sources, accessed February 4, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E4AW56URC2W3LI.

MLA: . "Thursday, July 19, 1787." Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. 1, edited by Elliot, Jonathan, in The Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787, edited by Jonathan Elliot, Vol. 1, Philadelphia, J. B. Lipincott Company, 1901, Original Sources. 4 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E4AW56URC2W3LI.

Harvard: (ed.), 'Thursday, July 19, 1787' in Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. 1. cited in 1901, The Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787, ed. , J. B. Lipincott Company, Philadelphia. Original Sources, retrieved 4 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E4AW56URC2W3LI.