Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.
The main chamber of the Constitutional Convention, consisting of all delegates.
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Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation appointed. Second Report of the Committee of Detail received. Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia debated.
[Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia as Amended by the Convention] [+e673857]
The Legislature [+e673857]of the United-States [+e673857 -e673859]shall [+e673857]have power to [+e673857 -e673859]fulfil the engagements [+e673857]which h[+e673857 -e673859]a[+e673857]ve[+e673857 -e673859] [+e673879]
[The Legislature of the United-States shall have power] [+e673879]To make laws for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States[+e673880], reserving to the States respectively, the appointment of the Officers[+e673882], and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by the United States[+e673887] bee[+e673857 -e673859]n[+e673857] entere[+e673857 -e673859]d [+e673857]into by Congress, and to [+e673857 -e673859]discharge [+e673857]as well [+e673857 -e673859]the debts of the United States[+e673857], as the debts incurred by the several States during the late war, for the common defence and general welfare[+e673857 -e673859].[+e673857]