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REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-18 14:00:00 in the The Convention: The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-18 14:00:00 in the The Convention: The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
The proposition was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations and Compact.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] received from the Committee of the Whole.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] received from the Committee of the Whole.
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1895-03-25 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Report No. 8]
The committee on ordinances and federal relations reported as follows: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ordinances and federal relations respectfully submit for your consideration their joint report of the accompanying draft of an ordinance on...
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1895-03-25 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Report No. 8]
The committee on ordinances and federal relations reported as follows: MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee on ordinances and federal relations respectfully submit for your consideration their joint report of the accompanying draft of an ordinance on...
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
The Committee on Printing refers the Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8] to the Convention.
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1866-03-19 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolutions on Rebel Debt
CONFEDERATE DEBT. Mr. ROGERS submitted the following resolutions, and demanded the previous question: Resolved, That the Federal Government has no constitutional right to assume or pay the debt of the so-called confederate government of the...
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Report on Ordinance [Report No. 8]
The Committee on Ordinance made a joint report and article with the Committee on Federal Relations. (Because the Chairman of the Committee on Ordinance signed the report first, we created the original document in their committee and then referred it...
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Report on Ordinance [Report No. 8]
The Committee on Ordinance made a joint report and article with the Committee on Federal Relations. (Because the Chairman of the Committee on Ordinance signed the report first, we created the original document in their committee and then referred it...
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1889-09-26 00:00:00 in the Committee of Revision and Adjustment: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of Revision and Adjustment]
[Editor's Note: We can conclude from the record that Federal Relations, File No. 60, was referred to Committee on Revision and Adjustment after the Final Reading on September 25, 1889.]
PROCEDURE
1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Combining the Reports of the Committee on Federal Relations and Committee on Ordinances
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Combining the Reports of the Committee on Federal Relations and Committee on Ordinances
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
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1868-01-29 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: H. Res. 186
FEDERAL AND STATE JURISDICTION, ETC. Mr. JOHNSON, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 186) declaratory of the rights and powers of the Federal and State Governments and the rights of citizenship; which was read a first and...
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
The CHAIRMAN. You have heard Mr. Varian's statement, if there is no objection we will take up the next article on the calendar_ordinance and federal relations.
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1889-09-11 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Convention]
(Pg. 44) The following propositions were read first time and referred: ...File No. 60. By Mr. Fox. “Federal Relations.” [Editors' note: The records of the Convention do no make it clear when this proposition was introduced. As this was the time of...
PROCEDURE
1866-03-26 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Motion to Resume Consideration of Mr. Rogers' Resolutions on Rebel Debt
ASSUMPTION OF REBEL DEBT, ETC. The SPEAKER. The next business in order during the morning hour is the call of States for resolutions. Under this call the first question is on a series of resolutions, presented last Monday by the gentleman from New...
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Committee of the Whole passed Article No. 8 through the Committee on Printing to the Convention.
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1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8]
Committee of the Whole passed Article No. 8 through the Committee on Printing to the Convention.
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1889-09-16 10:30:00 in the The Convention: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Convention]
[Editor's Note: File No. 60 was returned with the report of the committee.]
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-20 16:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 3
The secretary then read section 3 as follows: The State of Utah is an inseparable part of the Federal Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-20 16:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 3
The secretary then read section 3 as follows: The State of Utah is an inseparable part of the Federal Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
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1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8.1]
The committee then proceeded to the consideration of the article on ordinance.
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1895-04-08 16:15:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Report by Committee on Ordinance & Federal Relation [Article No. 8.1]
The committee then proceeded to the consideration of the article on ordinance.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article III: Section 1 (Federal Courts)
Editors' note: The records show that the Convention took Article III: Section 1 into consideration.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article III: Section 1 (Federal Courts)
[Editors' note: The records show that the Convention took Article III: Section 1 into consideration.]
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article IV: Section 4 (Federal Obligations)
Editors' note: The records show that the Convention took Article IV: Section 4 into consideration.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article IV: Section 4 (Federal Obligations)
[Editors' note: The records show that the Convention took Article IV: Section 4 into consideration.]
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Article on Ordinance [Article No. 8]
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance: Article on Ordinance [Article No. 8]
Mr. PAGE. Mr. President, as chairman of the committee on federal relations, I wish to state that the committee on federal relations find that their duties conflict somewhat with those of the committee on ordinances, and in the interest of the saving...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1889-09-23 00:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of the Whole]: Section 4
[Editor’s Note: The Committee begins discussing Section 4; therefore, we can conclude from the record that Section 4 was read.]
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1863-12-14 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolutions on the Protection of the Established Institutions of the States
STATES IN INSURRECTION Mr. HOLMAN. I offer the following resolutions, and on them I demand the previous question: Resolved, That the doctrine recently announced, that the States in which an armed insurrection has existed against the Federal...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-06-05 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Eleventh Resolution (Federal Guarantees)
The 11. propos: “for guarantying to States Republican Govt. & territory &c,” being read.
DEBATE_MOTION
1787-06-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Hamilton cannot say he is in sentiment with either plan — supposes both might again be considered as federal plans, and by this means they will be fairly in committee, and be contrasted so as to make a comparative estimate of the two.
Col. Hamilton cannot say he is in sentiment with either plan — supposes both might again be considered as federal plans, and by this means they will be fairly in committee, and be contrasted so as to make a comparative estimate of the two.
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1889-09-23 00:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of the Whole]
[Editor's Note: An extra copy is created in order to facilitate a line by line reading. This is to help in the modeling process of amending and to preserve the integrity of the previous version.]
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1889-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: (Pg. 189) Mr. PRESIDENT. If the convention does not otherwise order, this proposition will be referred to Committee No. 16, federal relations, public lands and military affairs. Is there objection to the matter being so referred? The chair hears none and it is so ordered.
(Pg. 189) Mr. PRESIDENT. If the convention does not otherwise order, this proposition will be referred to Committee No. 16, federal relations, public lands and military affairs. Is there objection to the matter being so referred? The chair hears none...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1889-09-23 00:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of the Whole]: Section 5
(Pg. 588) [Mr. CHAIRMAN]...Any further amendments to the file? [Editor's Note: No further amendments are given, so section five has been modeled as being proposed and adopted.]
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Sixteenth Resolution (Federal Obligations)
Resol. 16. “That a Republican Constitution & its existing laws ought to be guaranteid to each State by the U. States.”
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Sixteenth Resolution (Federal Obligations)
Resol. 16. “That a Republican Constitution & its existing laws ought to be guaranteid to each State by the U. States.”
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1889-09-23 00:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of the Whole]: Section 1
(Pg. 587) Mr. CHAIRMAN. The secretary will read Sec. 1. (Reading of Sec. 1)
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1889-09-14 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs: Report of the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs on File No. 60: 1889-09-14
[Editor's Note: While we do not have the records of this committee, we can conclude from the record that this report was presented to the Convention on 1889-09-16.]
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1889-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention: (Pg. 190) Mr. PRESIDENT Unless the convention otherwise order, this proposition will be referred to Committee No. 16, on federal relations and military affairs. Is there objection to its being so referred? The chair hears none and it is so ordered referred to Committee No. 16.
(Pg. 190) Mr. PRESIDENT Unless the convention otherwise order, this proposition will be referred to Committee No. 16, on federal relations and military affairs. Is there objection to its being so referred? The chair hears none and it is so ordered...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Gerry's Amendment Recommending a Federal Tripartite Government
Mr. E. Gerry... Proposes — In the opinion of this convention, provision should be made for the establishment of a fœderal legislative, judiciary, and executive.
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1889-09-09 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs: Substitute for Files No. 9 and 36 [Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs]
[Editor's Note: While the minutes from the commitees are missing, this substitution was presented to the Convention on 14 September 1889 from this committee.]
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-05-30 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Gerry's Amendment Recommending a Federal Tripartite Government
Mr. E. Gerry [...] Proposes — In the opinion of this convention, provision should be made for the establishment of a fœderal legislative, judiciary, and executive.
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1889-09-13 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs: Report from Committee on Federal Relations, Public Lands, and Military Affairs Concerning Files No. 36 and 9: 1889-09-13
[Editor's Note: While we do not have the records of this committee, we can conclude from the record that this report was presented to the convention on 1889-09-14.]
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Federal Protection of States
Mr. 〈Madison〉 moved to substitute “that the Constitutional authority of the States shall be guarantied to them respectively agst. domestic as well as foreign violence.” Docr. McClurg seconded the motion.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-07-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment for Federal Protection of States
Mr. 〈Madison〉 moved to substitute “that the Constitutional authority of the States shall be guarantied to them respectively agst. domestic as well as foreign violence.” Docr. McClurg seconded the motion.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1889-09-06 10:00:00 in the The Convention: (Pg. 166) Mr. PRESIDENT. This will be referred to Committee No. 16, Federal Relations, Public Lands and Military Affairs. Is there any motion to refer this matter to any other particular committee? If not it will be referred to No. 16. There being no motion it is so referred.
(Pg. 166) Mr. PRESIDENT. This will be referred to Committee No. 16, Federal Relations, Public Lands and Military Affairs. Is there any motion to refer this matter to any other particular committee? If not it will be referred to No. 16. There being no...
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1864-01-25 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolutions Censuring the President's Actions
Mr. EDGERTON offered the following resolutions, and demanded the previous question on their adoption: Whereas this House on the 17th day of December last adopted, with but one dissentient vote, the following resolution, to Wit: "Resolved, That we...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1919-06-04 12:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. THOMAS. I have no doubt it will pass, because it brings Federal money into the various districts of the country, and that is unfortunately regarded as a cure-all for every subject of public discontent.
Mr. THOMAS. I have no doubt it will pass, because it brings Federal money into the various districts of the country, and that is unfortunately regarded as a cure-all for every subject of public discontent.
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on Constitutional Rights and the Federal Union
By Mr. STEWART, of Maryland: Whereas the good people of the States of this Federal Union, from the origin of their colonial existence, have been recognized as distinct and separate communities in their political actions and forms of Government, and...
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1864-01-07 12:00:00 in the The Senate: Resolutions on the Nature of the Government
NATURE OF THE GOVERNMENT. Mr. CARLILE. I desire to offer the resolutions I have in my hand, and ask that they may go on the table. I do not intend to call them up for consideration until the resolutions of the Senator from Kentucky shall be before...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1889-09-23 00:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Federal Relations [File No. 60, Committee of the Whole]: Section 3
(Pg. 587) [Mr. CHAIRMAN.] ...If not Sec. 3 will be read. (Reading of Sec. 3.)
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on Improving the Fugitive Slave Laws
By Mr. JENKINS: Resolved, That the committee of one from each State, recently appointed by this House, be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the fugitive slave law as best to promote the rendition of fugitives under the...
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1860-12-12 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Resolution on the Right of Property in Slaves
By Mr. HINDMAN: Resolved, That amendments of the Constitution of the United States ought to be made as follows, to wit: 1. An express recognition of the right of property in slaves in the States where it now exists or may hereafter exist, and an...
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1889-09-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs: Concerning School Lands [File No. 15, Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs]
[Editor’s Note: This File was referred from the Convention on 1889-09-06. We do not have the records of this committee, but will be modeling documents as entering committees the day after being referred.]
DEBATE_MOTION
1787-06-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Hamilton cannot say he is in sentiment with either plan — supposes both might again be considered as federal plans, and by this means they will be fairly in committee, and be contrasted so as to make a comparative estimate of the two.
Col. Hamilton cannot say he is in sentiment with either plan — supposes both might again be considered as federal plans, and by this means they will be fairly in committee, and be contrasted so as to make a comparative estimate of the two.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1868-01-29 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives: Mr. JOHNSON, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 186) declaratory of the rights and powers of the Federal and State Governments and the rights of citizenship; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Vol. 39, Part 2, Pg. 838)
Mr. JOHNSON, by unanimous consent, introduced a joint resolution (H. R. No. 186) declaratory of the rights and powers of the Federal and State Governments and the rights of citizenship; which was read a first and second time, and referred to the...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-09-04 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Amendment to Eleventh Article
'On motion to insert, in lieu of the eleventh article, "the supreme judicial federal court shall have no jurisdiction of causes between citizens of different states, unless the matter in dispute, whether it concerns the realty or personalty, be of the...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-09-04 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Amendment to Eleventh Article
'On motion to insert, in lieu of the eleventh article, "the supreme judicial federal court shall have no jurisdiction of causes between citizens of different states, unless the matter in dispute, whether it concerns the realty or personalty, be of the...
SESSION
1889-09-12 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs
12 Sep 1889, 00:00
In: Wyoming State Constitutional Convention 1889
SESSION
1866-01-23 00:00:00 in the Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction
Mr. Grider's resolutions on States' relations with the federal government are referred to the Joint Committee
23 Jan 1866, 00:00
In: United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
SESSION
1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
SESSION
1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Ordinance
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1866-03-26 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
Mr. Roger's Resolution on rebel debt is taken up
26 Mar 1866, 12:00
In: United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
SESSION
1895-03-25 10:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations
25 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
SESSION
1895-03-25 10:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations
25 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1889-09-06 10:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs
06 Sep 1889, 10:00
In: Wyoming State Constitutional Convention 1889
SESSION
1889-09-09 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs
09 Sep 1889, 00:00
In: Wyoming State Constitutional Convention 1889
SESSION
1895-03-26 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
26 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
SESSION
1889-09-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Federal Relations, Public Land and Military Affairs
07 Sep 1889, 00:00
In: Wyoming State Constitutional Convention 1889
SESSION
1895-03-26 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
26 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
27 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
SESSION
1787-05-18 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
18 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1895-03-27 00:00:00 in the Committee on Printing
27 Mar 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
New Jersey Plan Rejected. Final Report returned to Convention.
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1868-01-29 12:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
H. Res. 186, declaratory of the rights and powers of federal and State governments, and the rights of citizenship, is proposed
29 Jan 1868, 12:00
In: United States Fifteenth Amendment
SESSION
1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
SESSION
1789-03-04 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
First day of the Bill of Rights proceedings; congressmen join the chamber
04 Mar 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
RESOURCE
New Jersey Plan
APPENDIX E: THE NEW JERSEY PLAN OR PATERSON RESOLUTIONS Farrand writes: "When the Convention, in Committee of the Whole was evidently coming to a favorable conclusion in its consideration of the Virginia Plan, various representatives of the...
RESOURCE
18 May, 1787: Benjamin Franklin to Richard Price
Representation from New York on the floor today. Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philada., May 18, 1787. We have now meeting here a Convention of the principal people in the several States, for the purpose of revising the...
RESOURCE
21 May, 1787: George Mason to Arthur Lee
"The most prevalent idea...is a total change of the federal system." Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 21, 1787. I arrived in this city on Thursday evening last, but found so few of the deputies here from...
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Records of the Federal Convention (1911)
The PDF scans of the 1911 publication, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, edited by Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press)
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Library of Congress copy of Madison's Notes Manuscript
This collection holds links to the Library of Congress scan of its microfilm photographs of Madison's personal record recording the work of the Constitutional Convention.
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Elliot's Debates
Jonathan Elliot, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, J.B. Lippincott & co. (Philadelphia: 1836-59).
PERSON
William Maclay
(20 July 1737–16 April 1804) Surveyor, legislator, and U.S. Senator. During the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Army as a commissary. His most important contribution was the keeping of a diary, which provides insight into the...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
PERSON
Thomas Hartley
(7 September 1748 – 21 December 1800) Lawyer, soldier, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After an accomplished military career -- in which he was a major force in the Pennsylvania campaign of the Revolutionary War -- Hartley served...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
PERSON
Benjamin Goodhue
(20 September 1748 – 28 July 1814) Merchant, U.S. Representative, and Senator. An active merchant during the Revolutionary War, Goodhue also served on state constitutional conventions and contributed to the creation of the Massachusetts...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
PERSON
John Lansing
(30 January 1754 – 12 December 1829?) Lawyer, judge and slave owner. As well as a lawyer he owned a large plantation, though he may not have used slave labour. Kept a handful of slaves as servants in his New York house. For a brief period during the...
In: New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); New York Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
PERSON
Fisher Ames
(9 April 1758 – 4 July 1808) Member of Congress, essayist, and renowned orator. Ames was elected in 1788 to the Massachusetts convention for ratifying the federal Constitution. To support his growing family, he invested, successfully, in the...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)