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PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War)
“To make war” Editors' note: This heading in Madison's Notes indicates that the 14th clause was now taken up.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment to Declare Rather than Make War
Mr. M〈adison〉 and Mr Gerry moved to insert “declare,” striking out “make” war; leaving to the Executive the power to repel sudden attacks.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 3 - Williamson on Settling Expenses of War
The last motion being withdrawn, It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the 3rd section of the 7th article, “By this rule the several quotas of the States shall be determined in settling the expences of the late...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting the Final Clause Article I: Section 10
The remainder of the paragraph was then remoulded and passed as follows viz— “No State shall without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article XIII: Clause 4 (State Conduct of War)
Separate questions being taken on the several clauses of the 13th article, as amended,
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - Restrictions Remoulded
The remainder of the paragraph was then remoulded and passed as follows viz— “No State shall without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War): Butler for "Make Peace"
It was moved and seconded to add the words “and to make peace” to the 14 clause. Editors' note: Madison writes, "Mr Butler moved to give the Legislature power of peace, as they were to have that of war. Mr Gerry 2ds. him. 8 Senators may...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative Editors' note: This decision was likely unanimous.
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative Editors' note:...
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1787-08-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: No vote count is provided.
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative. Editors'...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - No State Restrained from Duties of Tonnage
The remainder of the paragraph being under consideration — viz — “nor keep troops nor ships of war in time of peace, nor enter into any agreement or compact with another State, nor with any foreign power. Nor engage in any war, unless it shall be...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 2 - First Clause Amendment
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies”
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Ghorum. this would be unreasonable. The Senate will be detained longer from home, will be obliged to remove their families, and in time of war perhaps to sit constantly. Their allowance should certainly be higher. The members of the Senates in the States are allowed more, than those of the other house.
Mr Ghorum. this would be unreasonable. The Senate will be detained longer from home, will be obliged to remove their families, and in time of war perhaps to sit constantly. Their allowance should certainly be higher. The members of the Senates in the...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-14 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Ghorum. this would be unreasonable. The Senate will be detained longer from home, will be obliged to remove their families, and in time of war perhaps to sit constantly. Their allowance should certainly be higher. The members of the Senates in the States are allowed more, than those of the other house.
Mr Ghorum. this would be unreasonable. The Senate will be detained longer from home, will be obliged to remove their families, and in time of war perhaps to sit constantly. Their allowance should certainly be higher. The members of the Senates in the...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-08-18 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Genl Pinkney mentioned a case during the war in which a dissimilarity in the militia of different States had produced the most serious mischiefs. Uniformity was essential. The States would never keep up a proper discipline of their militia.
Genl Pinkney mentioned a case during the war in which a dissimilarity in the militia of different States had produced the most serious mischiefs. Uniformity was essential. The States would never keep up a proper discipline of their militia.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Williamson's Amendment on State Debts
It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the 3rd section of the 7th article. “By this rule the several quotas of the States shall be determined in settling the expences of the late war” Editors' note: Madison records Williamson as...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment Reworking the First Line
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” Editors' note: Madison implies that he was the...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Mr. Pinkney was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of the existing Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, to wit an elective one.
Mr. Pinkney was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of the existing Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, to wit an elective one.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-08-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Fourth Proposition, Fourth Clause
'The fourth clause of the fourth proposition was taken up as follows: "No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law"' (Annals of Congress, 1st...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-08-17 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Fourth Proposition, Fourth Clause
'The fourth clause of the fourth proposition was taken up as follows: "No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law"' (Annals of Congress, 1st...
CREATE
1787-06-30 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Proposal for Consideration
From Yates: "Governor Franklin. The smaller states, by this motion, would have the power of giving away the money of the greater states. There ought to be some difference between the first and second branches. Many expedients have been proposed, and I...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War): Madison/Gerry for "Declare"
It was moved and seconded to strike out the word “make” and to insert the word “declare” in the 14th clause. Editors' note: Madison writes that he and and Elbridge Gerry proposed this amendment.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Third Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions: First Clause
Question to agree to the first clause of the report. Editors' note: The first clause of the report reads, "To add to the clause “To declare war” the words “and grant letters of marque and reprisal”."
DROP_PROPOSAL
1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr Sherman withdrew his motion to make way for one of Mr Williamson to add to sect- 3. “By this rule the 〈several〉 quotas of the States 〈shall be determined in〉 Settling the expences of the late war”
Mr Sherman withdrew his motion to make way for one of Mr Williamson to add to sect- 3. “By this rule the 〈several〉 quotas of the States 〈shall be determined in〉 Settling the expences of the late war”
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 17
Section 17 was read as follows: Section 17. All elections shall be free and equal, and no power, civil or military shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage. Soldiers in time of war may vote at their post of...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 17
Section 17 was read as follows: Section 17. All elections shall be free and equal, and no power, civil or military shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage. Soldiers in time of war may vote at their post of...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-06-01 10:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House: Mr. Pinkney [sic] was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of 〈the existing〉 Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, towit an elective one.
Mr. Pinkney [sic] was for a vigorous Executive but was afraid the Executive powers of 〈the existing〉 Congress might extend to peace & war &c which would render the Executive a Monarchy, of the worst kind, towit an elective one.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Wilson's Amendment to Prohibit Bills of Credit and Paper Money
Mr. Wilson & Mr. Sherman moved to insert after the words “coin money” the words “nor emit bills of credit, nor make any thing but gold & silver coin a tender in payment of debts” making these prohibitions absolute, instead of 〈making the measures...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-09-09 11:00:00 in the The Senate : Amendment to Reconsider the Stricken Tenth Article
'On motion to reconsider article the tenth, and to restore these words, to wit: "The trial of all crimes (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia when in actual service, in time of war or...
SESSION
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Article VII: Section 1. Debate on enumeration of Congressional powers continued.
17 Aug 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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Samuel Griffin
(20 April 1746 – 23 November 1810) Lawyer and U.S. Representative. During the Revolutionary War, Griffin served in the Continental Army as a colonel and as an aide-de-camp to General Charles Lee. For one year during the war, he was mayor of...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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James McHenry
(16 November 1753–03 May 1816) Physician, merchant and slave owner. During the Revolutionary War he was initially a surgeon in the Continental Army, but was made assistant secretary to Washington and then aide-de-camp to Lafayette. After the war he...
In: Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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William Richardson Davie
(20 June 1756–05 November 1820) Lawyer, slave owner, planter and Continental Army officer. Having become a colonel in the cavalry, by the end of the Revolutionary War he was Commissary-General under Nathanael Greene. After the war he was a judge and...
In: North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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John Francis Mercer
(17 May 1759 – 30 August 1821) Tobacco planter, slave owner and lawyer. He was an officer during the Revolutionary War, serving in both the Continental Army and Virginia militia, for a time he was aide-de-camp to Charles Lee. After the war he entered...
In: Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Rufus King
(24 March 1755–29 April 1827) Lawyer, militia officer, abolitionist and diplomat. He broke off his studies at Harvard to enter the militia after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He ended the war as a Major and return to finish his education. He...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Massachusetts Delegation at Continental Congress; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Essex County MA at Massachusetts Ratifying Convention
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Edmund Randolph
(10 August 1753 – 12 September 1813) Lawyer, slave owner, state governor and US Secretary of State. Elected to the Virginia Convention and then the Continental Congress he also maintained an important law practice. During the Revolutionary War he...
In: 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); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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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 Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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George Washington
(11 February 1732 – 14 December 1799) Soldier, surveyor, planter, slave holder, legislator and President of the USA. Having joined the army as a young man, he was made colonel of the colonial Virginia Regiment and Virginian Commander in Chief during...
In: 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); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Peter Silvester
(1734 – 15 October 1808) Member of the U.S. Senate, lawyer, and mentor to Martin Van Buren. During the American Revolutionary War, he held a variety of political positions in New York, such as member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses....
In: New York Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); New York Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Jacob Shallus
(1750 – 18 April 1796) A volunteer in the Revolutionary War, Shallus became a battalion quartermaster and also assisted in the outfitting of a privateering vessel. After the war he became Assistant Clerk to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, which met...
In: Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Oliver Ellsworth
(29 April 1745 – 26 November 1807) Lawyer and judge, selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War. After the Constitutional Convention he became a US Senator for Connecticut and then Chief Justice of the United States.
In: Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Connecticut Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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William Few
(8 June 1748 – 16 July 1828) Farmer, lawyer, banker, surveyor, and militia officer during the Revolutionary War. From a small farming family he rose to wealth and prominence. He served in the Georgia General Assembly and Congress, before joining the...
In: Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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Gunning Bedford
(13 April 1747 – 30 March 1812) Lawyer and attorney general who severed in the Confederation Congress and Delaware legislature. During the Revolutionary War he acted as Muster-master-general for New York. After the Constitutional Convention he became...
In: Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Page
(17 April 1743 – 11 October 1808) Member of the U.S. House, planter, and revolutionary leader. After serving as vice president of the Committee of Safety and as a militia leader during the Revolutionary War, Page was elected to the First Congress...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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William R. Morrison
(24 September, 1824 -- 29 September, 1909) Morrison was an American lawyer, politician, and colonel. Born in Monroe County, Ill., Morrison was a soldier in the Mexican-American war. After returning to Illinois in 1851, Morrison studied law and was...
In: Illinois Delegation at The Civil Rights Act of 1875; Illinois Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Illinois Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment; Illinois Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65