U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

Committee of Detail

Committee charged with creating a Constitution based on the resolutions agreed by the Convention.

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Session 6308: 1787-07-27 11:00:00

Wilson's initial constitutional framework drawn up.

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Document II: Further Resolutions of the Committee of Detail

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[Proceedings of the Convention, as have been agreed on since Monday last]

Resolved That a national Executive be instituted

— to consist of a Single Person

— to be chosen by the national Legislature

— for the term of seven years

— to be ineligible a second time

with power to carry into execution the national Laws

— to appoint to Offices in cases not otherwise provided for.

— to be removable on impeachment and conviction of malpractice or neglect of duty.

— to receive a fixed compensation for the devotion of his time to public service

— to be paid out of the public Treasury.

Resolved That it be an instruction to the Committee to whom were referred the proceedings of the Convention for the establishment of a national government, to receive a clause or clauses, requiring certain qualifications of property and citizenship in the United States for the Executive, the Judiciary, and the Members of both branches of the Legislature of the United States

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