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 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 1561 - the consequences might have been particularly disagreeable and injurious to others. That it is liable to as few exceptions as Could reasonably have been expected, we hope and believe ; that it may promote the lasting welfare of that country so dear to us all ; and secure her freedom and happiness, is our most ardent wish.
Page 1543 - reported a digest of the plan, of which printed copies were ordered to be furnished to the members. He also reported a letter to accompany the plan to Congress. REPORT* We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for
Page 1354 - To regulate affairs with the Indians, as well within as without the limits of the United States. " To exercise exclusively legislative authority at the seat of the General Government, and over a district around the same not exceeding square miles; the consent of the Legislature of the State or States, comprising the same,
Page 1571 - for the sole purpose of receiving, opening and counting the votes for President, and that after he shall be chosen, the Congress, together with the President, should, without delay, proceed to execute this Constitution.
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 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
Page 1605 - the United States of America. ARTICLE I. Sect. 1. All legislative powers herein granted, shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Sect. 2. The House of Representatives shall be