Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.
Committee consisting of a deputy from each state, charged first with deciding if the federal government should assume state debts and then on powers over state militias.
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Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia created.
Proposals for the Committee on State Debts and Militia[+e675735]
That the Committee consider the necessity and expediency of the debts of the several States being assumed by the United States. [+e675735]
The Legislature of the United States shall have the power: [+e675735]
To make laws for regulating and disciplining the militia, not exceeding one tenth part in any one year, and reserving the appointment of officers to the States and of such part of the Militia as might be required by the States for their own use;[+e675737] [+e675739]
To make laws for regulating and disciplining the militia of the several States, reserving to the several States the appointment of their militia Officers;[+e675739]