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.
[Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia]
The Legislature of the United-States shall have power to fulfil the engagements which have been entered into by Congress, and to discharge as well the debts of the United States, as the debts incurred by the several States during the late war, for the common defence and general welfare.
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, reserving to the States respectively, the appointment of the Officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by the United States