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PROCEDURE
1895-03-12 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Deciding on time and place to meet for committees
Mr. ANDERSON. Mr. President, if I am in order, I move that the chairmen of the different committees meet together for the purpose of deciding the time and place each committee shall meet, that they have the same placed upon the bulletin board in the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-12 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Deciding on time and place to meet for committees
Mr. ANDERSON. Mr. President, if I am in order, I move that the chairmen of the different committees meet together for the purpose of deciding the time and place each committee shall meet, that they have the same placed upon the bulletin board in the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Place Resolution No. 38B on File
Mr. SQUIRES. Mr. President, I understood these reports were to be made when called for, not daily. I move it be placed on file.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Place Resolution No. 38B on File
Mr. SQUIRES. Mr. President, I understood these reports were to be made when called for, not daily. I move it be placed on file.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Refer to Committee on Printing and Place on Calendar for the Committee of the Whole
Under the rules the report was ordered printed, and placed on the committee of the whole calendar.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Refer to Committee on Printing and Place on Calendar for the Committee of the Whole
Under the rules the report was ordered printed, and placed on the committee of the whole calendar.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
PROCEDURE
1886-02-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Place the Joint Resolution on the Calendar
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The joint resolution will be placed upon the Calendar.
PROCEDURE
1895-04-19 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Suspend Rules and Place Petitions on File
Mr, CHIDESTER. And in order to save time in this matter, I move that the rules be suspended and that all petitions of that nature be submitted to the clerk and placed on file.
PROCEDURE
1895-04-19 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Suspend Rules and Place Petitions on File
Mr, CHIDESTER. And in order to save time in this matter, I move that the rules be suspended and that all petitions of that nature be submitted to the clerk and placed on file.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-08-18 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Seventh Proposition, Second Clause
'The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the subject of amendments, and took into consideration the 2d clause of the 7th proposition, in the words following, "The trial of all crimes (except in cases of impeachment, and in...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-08-18 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Seventh Proposition, Second Clause
'The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the subject of amendments, and took into consideration the 2d clause of the 7th proposition, in the words following, "The trial of all crimes (except in cases of impeachment, and in...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Strike Out 'Both'
Section second, clause first. Strike out the word “both.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the Brearley copy or may have been...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article 17.2: Section 5: Fifth Amendment
Mr. THURMAN. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike out the section, and upon that I desire to be heard for a moment. I believe that this question ought to be left in its fullest extent to the Legislature. We are about to attempt to provide in this section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article 17.2: Section 5: Fifth Amendment
Mr. THURMAN. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike out the section, and upon that I desire to be heard for a moment. I believe that this question ought to be left in its fullest extent to the Legislature. We are about to attempt to provide in this section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Removing Requirement for President's Name within Oath
Article II, Section 1, paragraph 8 — the dash “—” after “I” struck out. Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major sources used for his edition. These were 'compiled from the...
PROCEDURE
1919-05-23 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Place the Resolution on Calendar
Mr. JOHNSON of California. Mr. President, I ask, in accordance with subdivision 3 of Rule XIV, that the joint resolution just received from the House of Representatives may be read twice and then be placed upon the calendar.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Insert 'and Which Shall be Established by Law'
Section second, clause second. After the words “provided for,” add “and which shall be established by law.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Strike Out 'Both in Law and Equity'
Article third, section first. Strike out the words “both in law and equity.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the Brearley copy or...
PROCEDURE
1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Adjourn
To adjourn Editors' note: The Journal records a failed attempt to adjourn towards the end of the day. It is placed in the Detail of Ayes and Noes just after the agreement to Morris' amendment. As there are no other indicators of its place in the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-05 10:30:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Substitute Mr. Mortiz in the Place of Mr. Van Horne
The CHAIRMAN. I substitute the name of Jacob Moritz on the committee on site and furniture in place of W. G. Van Horne.
ELECTION
1881-12-16 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Mr. WINDOM is appointed chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, in place of Mr. EDMUNDS, excused from further service as chairman of said committee, and in place of Mr. ALDRICH, excused from further service on said committee;
Mr. WINDOM is appointed chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, in place of Mr. EDMUNDS, excused from further service as chairman of said committee, and in place of Mr. ALDRICH, excused from further service on said committee;
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Insert 'And'
Article first, section eighth, clause third. After the word ‘nations,’ insert the word ‘and.’ Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 4 - "Except As To the Places of Choosing Senators"
Art. 1. sect. 4. “except as to the places of choosing Senators” added to the end of the first clause, in order to exempt the seats of Govt in the States from the power of Congress.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Strike Out Clause Regrading Enactment Style
Article 1, Section 7, paragraph 1 — “The enacting stile . . . ” struck out. Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major sources used for his edition. These were 'compiled from the...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment for Uniformity of Taxation
Add at the end of the first clause of the eighth section, first article, ‘but all duties, imposts and excises, shall be uniform throughout the United States.’ Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Replace 'And' with 'To Be'
Article fourth, section second, clause second. Instead of “and removed,” read “to be removed.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major sources used for his edition. These were...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Insert 'As Follows'
Article second, section first, clause first. Strike out the words “in the following manner,” and insert in their stead the words “as follows.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which...
JOIN
1787-07-03 11:00:00 in the First Committee on Representation: Editors' note: Though Ellsworth was elected to represent Connecticut in the Committee, Roger Sherman took his place. Madison notes on 5 July 1787 that Sherman had 'acted in the place of Mr. Elseworth who was kept away by indisposition.'
Editors' note: Though Ellsworth was elected to represent Connecticut in the Committee, Roger Sherman took his place. Madison notes on 5 July 1787 that Sherman had 'acted in the place of Mr. Elseworth who was kept away by indisposition.'
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Change 'General Government' to 'Government of the United States'
Article II, Section 1, paragraph 3 — “government of the United States” substituted for “general government”. Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the...
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1787-08-30 10:00:00 in the The Convention: On the question to agree to the 20 article as amended it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 8; noes — 1; divided — 2.] Editors' note: The Journal places this vote before the vote on Pickney's amendment; however, this placement seems to be an error, as Madison places the vote afterwards.
On the question to agree to the 20 article as amended it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 8; noes — 1; divided — 2.] Editors' note: The Journal places this vote before the vote on Pickney's amendment; however, this placement seems to be an error,...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting Article II: Section 1 - Clause 7 (Presidential Compensation)
Section first, clause seventh. Instead of “receive a fixed compensation for his services,” read “receive for his services a compensation.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-04-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Article I: Section 12: Second Amendment
Mr. HART. I desire to call the attention of the committee on revision to the position in which the word “twice” is placed here, and ask them if it would not be better to be placed either after the word “put” or after the word “jeopardy,” in section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-04-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Article I: Section 12: Second Amendment
Mr. HART. I desire to call the attention of the committee on revision to the position in which the word “twice” is placed here, and ask them if it would not be better to be placed either after the word “put” or after the word “jeopardy,” in section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Reworking Ex Post Facto Clause
Alter the third clause so as to read, ‘no bill of attainder, or ex post facto law shall be passed.’ Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Replacing 'Regulations Subsisting' with 'Any Law or Regulation'
Section second, clause third. For “of regulations subsisting,” read “of any law or regulation.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major sources used for his edition. These were...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Point of Order: Mr. Eichnor
Mr. EICHNOR. Mr. President, I arise to a point of order. In the first place, this motion to lay a proposition or resolution upon the table is not debatable. In the second place, I was recognized by the president. I was standing here, and waited until...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Point of Order: Mr. Eichnor
Mr. EICHNOR. Mr. President, I arise to a point of order. In the first place, this motion to lay a proposition or resolution upon the table is not debatable. In the second place, I was recognized by the president. I was standing here, and waited until...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting Article II: Section 1 - Clause 4 (Election Days)
Section first, clause fourth. Strike out the words “time in,” and insert the words “day on;” strike out “but the election shall be on the same day,” and insert “which day shall be the same.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of...
CREATE
1895-04-18 16:00:00 in the The Convention: Petition for Equal Suffrage to be Placed in the Constitution [File No. 350]
The following petitions were presented asking that an equal suffrage clause be placed in the Constitution: File No. 350, signed by B. Evans and 162 others, from Weber county, by Chidester, of Garfield.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-06 10:30:00 in the The Convention: Replacement Appointment for Committee on Stenographer
The PRESIDENT. Thank you; I will appoint in his place Mr. Thurman.
CREATE
1895-04-18 16:00:00 in the The Convention: Petition for Equal Suffrage to be Placed in the Constitution [File No. 350]
The following petitions were presented asking that an equal suffrage clause be placed in the Constitution: File No. 350, signed by B. Evans and 162 others, from Weber county, by Chidester, of Garfield.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary, except as to votes taking money out of the Treasury which might be provided for in another place.
Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary, except as to votes taking money out of the Treasury which might be provided for in another place.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-06 10:30:00 in the The Convention: Replacement Appointment for Committee on Stenographer
The PRESIDENT. Thank you; I will appoint in his place Mr. Thurman.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Stipulating Presidential Command of the Militia Only When Called into Service
Section second, clause first. After the words “militia of the several states,” add the words “when called into the actual service of the United States.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-16 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary, except as to votes taking money out of the Treasury which might be provided for in another place.
Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary, except as to votes taking money out of the Treasury which might be provided for in another place.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson thought the general provision for oaths of office, in a subsequent place, rendered the amendment unnecessary
Mr. Wilson thought the general provision for oaths of office, in a subsequent place, rendered the amendment unnecessary
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting Article III: Section 3 - Clause 2 (Punishment for Treason)
Article III, Section 3, paragraph 2 — “or” substituted for “nor” before “forfeiture” and the comma “,” after “forfeiture” struck out. Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-27 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Wilson thought the general provision for oaths of office, in a subsequent place, rendered the amendment unnecessary.
Mr. Wilson thought the general provision for oaths of office, in a subsequent place, rendered the amendment unnecessary.
SESSION
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Articles I to VII. Questions of representation, State powers, the presidency, trial by jury, and amendments debated. Constitution agreed.
15 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
RESOURCE
George Washington's Diary - 3 July 1787
Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 3 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the coming festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events...
RESOURCE
George Washington's Diary - 4 July 1787
Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Wednesday 4 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were...
RESOURCE
George Washington's Diary - 7 June 1787
The Indian Queen was a regular meeting place for delegates, particularly as there were several members staying there during the Convention.
RESOURCE
28 July, 1787: James Madison to his father
Link to full letter in Library of Congress collection in box below. Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philada. July 28. 1787. I am sorry that I cannot gratify your wish to be informed of the proceedings of the Convention....
COMMENTARY_COLLECTION
Weather Reports During the U.S. Constitutional Convention
Contemporary reports of the weather during each day of the Convention in Philadelphia 1787
PERSON
Jonathan Dayton
(16 October 1760 – 9 October 1824) Officer in the Continental Army, lawyer and merchant. Served as captain and aide-de-camp to John Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. He later entered the New Jersey Assembly, and when his father declined to...
In: New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
PERSON
James McClurg
(1746 – 9 July 1823) Physician and Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War he was a naval surgeon and then Physician General and Director of Hospitals for Virginia. When Patrick Henry refused to attend the Constitutional Convention,...
In: Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Virginia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition)
PERSON
William Pierce
(c.1740 – 10 December 1789) Merchant, planter and artillery officer in the Continental Army. During the Revolutionary War he rose to the position of aide-de-camp to Nathanael Greene. After the war he joined the Georgia state legislature and the...
In: Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]