Debates in the Federal Convention, from Tuesday, August 7, 1787 until its final adjournment, Monday, September 17, 1787

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Page 1550 - of Congress, become the seat of government of the United States ; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings. And— To make all laws which shall
Page 1554 - shall choose from them, by ballot, the Vice President. The Congress may determine the time of choosing the Electors, and the time in which they shall give their votes ; but the election shall be on the same day throughout the United States. No person except
Page 1607 - for which he shall be chosen. The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided. The Senate shall choose their other officers,
Page 1613 - or in any department or officer thereof. Sect. 9. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the States, now existing, shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax or duty may be
Page lx - ought to be bound by oath to support the Articles of Union. " Resolved, That provision ought to be made for hearing and deciding upon all disputes arising between the United States and an individual State, respecting territory." Note 212, Page 875. Stated in Yates' Minutes to be Gen. Charles C. Pinckney, Elliot, vol. 1, page 461. Note 213,
Page 1389 - slave-trade. In every proposed extension of the powers of Congress, that State has expressly and watchfully excepted that of meddling with the importation of negroes. If the States be all left at liberty on this subject, South Carolina may perhaps, by degrees, do of herself what is wished, as Virginia and Maryland already have done.
Page 1570 - Resolved, that the preceding Constitution be laid before the United States in Congress assembled; and that it is the opinion of this Convention, that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention of Delegates
Page 1417 - His Excellency." He shall be elected by ballot by the Legislature. He shall hold his office during the term of seven years ; but shall not be elected a second time." On the question for vesting the power in a single person,—it was agreed to, nem. con. So also on the
Page 1353 - MADISON submitted, in order to be referred to the Committee of Detail, the following powers, as proper to be added to those of the General Legislature : " To dispose of the unappropriated lands of the United States. "To institute temporary governments for new States arising therein. * Connecticut voted in the negative
Page 1555 - appointments are not herein otherwise provided for. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session. Sect. 3. He shall from time to time