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Session 6233: 1787-07-09 11:00:00

Second Committee on Representation reported. Its First Proposition sent to a committee.

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Report of the Second Committee on Representation (Amended)

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1. That in the [+e672744]original forma[+e672780]first mee[+e672744 -e672780]ti[+e672744]o[+e672780]n[+e672744]g[+e672744 -e672780] of the Legislature of the United States[+e672744],[+e672780] the first [+e672744]B[+e672780]b[+e672744 -e672780]ranch thereof [+e672744]shall [+e672780]consist of [+e672744]sixty five m[+e672780]fifty six M[+e672744 -e672780]embers, of which number [+e672744]

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New Hampshire shall [+e672744]send[+e672780]have[+e672744 -e672780] ..... T[+e672744]hree[+e672780]wo[+e672744 -e672780]. [+e672744]

Massachusetts .......................... [+e672744]Eight[+e672780]Seven[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

Rhode Island ............................. One[+e672744].[+e672780] [+e672744]

Connecticut ............................... F[+e672744]ive[+e672780]our[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

New[+e672744] [+e672780]-[+e672744 -e672780]York ................................... [+e672744]Six[+e672780]Five[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

New-Jersey ............................... [+e672744]Four.[+e672780]Three[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

Pennsylvania ............................. Eight [+e672744]

Delaware ................................... One [+e672744]

Maryland .................................... [+e672744]Six[+e672780]Four[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

Virginia ....................................... [+e672744]Ten[+e672780]Nine[+e672744 -e672780] [+e672744]

North Carolina .......................... Five [+e672744]

South Carolina .......................... Five [+e672744]

Georgia ...................................... T[+e672744]hree[+e672780]wo[+e672744 -e672780].[+e672744] [+e672746]

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2. But as[+e672746] the present situation of the [+e672746 -e739936]States may probably alter as well in point of wealth as [+e672746]of the United States [+e739936]in the number of their inhabitants t[+e672746]pportio[+e739936]hat [+e672746 -e739936]t[+e672746]h[+e672746 -e739936]e Legislature be authorised from time to time to augment t[+e672746]enlarged by addition of territory, or [+e739939]he number of representatives: and in case any of the States shall hereafter be div[+e672746]s[+e739936]ided, or any two or more States united, or any [+e672746],[+e739936]new State created[+e672746]of the U. S. [+e739936] within the limits of the United States the Legislature shall possess authority to regulate the number of represen[+e672746]t[+e672746 -e739936]atives in[+e672746] any of the[+e672746 -e739936] foregoing cases upon [+e672746], according to the provisions hereafter mentioned[+e739936]t[+e672746 -e739936] [+e739700][+e739936]

Provided always that [+e739700]di[+e739705 -e739901]re[+e739705]presen[+e739901]c[+e739705 -e739901]t[+e739705] [+e739705 -e739901]Tax[+e739700 -e739901]ation ought to be proportioned according to [+e739700]di[+e739901]re[+e739700]c[+e739901]presen[+e739700 -e739901]t[+e739700] Tax[+e739901]ation[+e739700],[+e739901];[+e739899 -e739901] and in order to ascertain the alteration in the [+e739899]di[+e739901]re[+e739899]c[+e739901]presen[+e739899 -e739901]t[+e739899] Tax[+e739901]ation which may be required from time to time by the changes in the relative circumstances of the States — Resolved that a Cen[+e739899]six[+e739917]sus[+e739899 -e739917] be taken within two years from the first meeting of the Legislature of the United States, and once wi[+e739899]Ten[+e739921]thi[+e739899 -e739921]n the term of every ___ years afterwards of all the inhabitants of the United States in the manner[+e739899],[+e739899 -e739901] and according to the ratio recommended by Congress in their resolution of[+e739899] April 18[+e739901]. [+e739899]1783 —[+e739901]_____[+e739899 -e739901] and that the Legislature of the United States shall [+e739899]p[+e739901]a[+e739899 -e739901]r[+e739899]opo[+e739901]r[+e739899]tio[+e739901]a[+e739899 -e739901] That from the first meeting of the Legislature of the United States until a Census shall be taken, all monies for supplying the public Treasury by direct Taxation shall be raised from the several States according to the number of their representatives respectively in the first Branch[+e739934]n[+e739899]ge[+e739899 -e739901] the [+e739899]di[+e739901]re[+e739899]c[+e739901]presen[+e739899 -e739901]t[+e739899] Tax[+e739901]ation accordingly[+e739899].[+e739700]he principles of their wealth and number of inhabitants.[+e672746]

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