Debates in the Congress of the Confederation, from February 19, 1787 to April 25, 1787

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Langtree & O'Sullivan, 1840

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Página 860 - postponed till to-morrow, to give an opportunity for other plans to be proposed—the Report was in the words following: 1. Resolved, that it is the opinion of this Committee, that a national Government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. 2. Resolved, that the National Legislature ought to consist of two branches. 3. Resolved,
Página 1126 - Mr. BEDFORD moved that the second member of the sixth Resolution be so altered as to read, " and moreover to legislate in all cases for the general interests of the Union, and also in those to which the States are severally incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercise of individual legislation.
Página 867 - to receive punctually, at stated times, a fixed compensation for their services, in which no increase nor diminution shall be made so as to affect the persons actually in office at the time of such increase or diminution. That the Judiciary so established shall have authority to hear and determine, in the first instance, on
Página 761 - contravening, in the opinion of the National Legislature, the Articles of Union, down to the last clause, (the words, "or any treaties subsisting under the authority of the Union," being added after the words "contravening, &c. the Articles of the Union," on motion of Doctor Franklin) were agreed to without debate or dissent. The last clause of the sixth Resolution,
Página 995 - prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to 62' business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service,
Página 992 - FRANKLIN. Mr. President, The small progress we have made after four or five weeks close attendance and continual reasonings with each other—our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ayes—is, mcthinks, a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the human understanding. We indeed seem to
Página 735 - We, the people of the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, do ordain, declare, and establish the following Constitution, for the government of ourselves and posterity.
Página 894 - X. All laws of the particular States contrary to the Constitution or laws of the United States to be utterly void; and the better to prevent such laws being passed, the Governor or President of each State shall be appointed by the General Government, and shall have a
Página 794 - for the admission of States, lawfully arising within the limits of the United States, whether from a voluntary junction of government and territory, or otherwise, with the consent of a number of voices in the national legislature less than the whole.