Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States
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according to order accounts adjourned until to-morrow agreed amendments appointed Baldwin Benjamin Benson Boudinot carry certain claims Clerk committed committee committee appointed Congress consideration Constitution copy Daniel dollars duties engrossed entitled establish examine fifth further George Gilman House adjourned House and read House proceeded inrolled bills instruction to examine intituled James John Jonathan laid late left the chair Legislature letter Livermore March Maryland mittee Monday morning eleven o'clock motion negative opinion thereupon ordered to lie passed Peter petition petition be referred postponed until to-morrow praying presented President proceeded to consider proposed read the third received referred regulate relief report his opinion Representatives resolution Resolved respect resumed the chair Samuel sarther Secretary Senate Seney Signed South-Carolina Speaker left Speaker resumed thereof Thomas to-morrow morning eleven took the chair Treasury United voted whole House William Smith withdrew
Page 19 - Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled, two-thirds of both houses concurring, that the following articles be proposed to the legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the constitution of the United States; all or any of which articles, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said constitution...
Page 235 - The conventions of a number of the states having, at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added, and as extending the ground of public confidence in the government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution...
Page 223 - That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence, and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience, and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.
Page 238 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
Page 223 - ... of the people, they should, at fixed periods, be reduced to a private station, return into that body from which they were originally taken, and the vacancies be supplied by frequent, certain, and regular elections, in which all, or any part of the former members to be again eligible or ineligible, as the laws shall direct.
Page 224 - Militia composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State.
Page 6 - Nor am I less persuaded, that you will agree with me in opinion, that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature.
Page 6 - To the security of a free constitution it contributes in various ways, by convincing those who are intrusted with the public administration that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people, and by teaching the people themselves to know and to value their own rights...
Page 51 - Th« chancellor of the exchequer moved the order of the day for the houfe to refolve itfelf into a committee of the whole houfe, to confider of ways and means for raifing a fupply. The houfe having refolved itfelf accordinglyf Mr. Bragge in the chair, The chancellor of the exchequer proceeded to open th...