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THE

DEBATES

IN THE SEVERAL

STATE CONVENTIONS

ON THE ADOPTION OF THE

FEDERAL CONSTITUTION,

AS RECOMMENDED BY THE

GENERAL CONVENTION AT PHILADELPHIA,

IN

17 87.

TOGETHER WITH THE

JOURNAL OF THE FEDERAL CONVENTION,

LUTHER MARTIN'S LETTER,

Y A TES'S MINUTES,

CONGRESSIONAL OPINIONS,

VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY RESOLUTIONS OF '98-'99,

AND

OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

SECOND EDITION, WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS.

COLLECTED

AND REVISED FROM CONTEMPORARY PUBLICATIONS,
BY JONATHAN ELLIOT.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SANCTION OF CONGRESS.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & co.
WASHINGTON: TAYLOR & MAURY.

1863.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred

and thirty-six,

By JONATHAN ELLIOT,
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INDEX.

BY SPEAKERS' NAMES.

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MASSACHUSETTS.

rage.
Mr. ADAMS — For deliberate Discussion, 95. Ratification, 123. Amendments, 130
Mr. AMES – Prefers Biennial Elections, 7. Senatorial Term, 45. Elections,
48. Checks, 105. Approves with Amendments, .

154
Ras Mr. BACKUS — Rights of Conscience, Slave Trade, &c.,....

148
Mr. BARRELL - Opposes Adoption,.....

159
Mr. BISHOP - On the Conduct of Rhode Island, 23. Elections,.

25
Mr. BODMAN State Sovereignty,..

60
Mr. BOWDOIN Preference for Biennial Elections, 12. General Review of
the proposed Constitution, 81. Continued,

125
Gen. BROOKS — For Biennial Elections, 14. Religion, 44. Consolidation ill-
founded,

99
Mr. CABOT --- Elections,

125
Mr. CARNES — For Adoption,

21
Mr. CHOATE — Taxes,....

79
Mr. DANA — The Rules of Proceedings, 6. For Biennial Elections, 20. Rep-

resentation, 37. Taxes, 42. Elections, 49. Discussion not to be lim-
ited, 108. Amendments,

138
Mr. DALTON – Negro Cultivation,..

39
Mr. T. DAWES — In Favor of two Years' Service, 5. Black Representation, 40.

Taxes, 41. Taxes, Commerce, &c. 57. Standing Armies, 97. Trial
by Jury,

113
Mr. DENCH — On Elections,

11
Mr. FULLER – Representation,

44
Mr. GORE — For Biennial Term, 16. Taxes, 64. Judiciary,

112
Mr. GORHAM (a Member of the Federal Convention) – Animadverts on the

Conduct of Rhode Island, 21, 23. “ White Persons bound," 37. Pub-
lishing Proceedings, 52. Impost,.

.. 106
JOHN HANCOCK (President) - Ratification, 122. Address on the Report
of the Committee,

174
Gen. HEATH – In Favor of Biennial Elections, 12. Slavery,

114
Ratification,

120
Mr. HOLMES - Judiciary Power,

109
Dr. JARVIS — Elections, 29. Representation, 29. Amendments,

.116, 151
Mr. J. C. JONES — Elections,

28
Mr. JONES - Senatorial Term, 45, 47. Representation,.

75
Mr. RUFUS KING (a Member of the Federal Convention) — For two Years' Ser.

vice in House of Representatives, 18. Qualification, 35. Negro Tax.
ation, 36, 37. Taxes, 45. Senatorial Term, 47. Elections, 50. Powers
of Congress; We, the People," contrasted with the Confederation,
« We, the States,” 54. Requisitions, 56. Amendments,..

101
Maj. KINGSLEY – Taxes, Army,..

61

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