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Virginia,

North Carolina,
South Carolina,

Georgia,

Mr. Harrison,
Mr. F. L. Lee, *
Mr. Jones,
Mr. R. H. Lee,

Mr. Penn,
Mr. Harnett,

Mr. Middleton,
Mr. Heyward,
Mr. Laurens,

Mr. Walton,
Mr. Brownson

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It was then moved,

That each state shall have a right to send one dele* \ gate to Congress for every thirty thousand of its in- \ habitants; and in determining questions in Congress, ) each delegate shall have one vote.

New Hampshire, Mr. Folsom,

MassachusettsBay, Mr. S. Adams,
Mr. J. Adams,

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It was then moved,

That the quantum of representation of each state shall be computed by numbers proportioned according to its contribution of money or tax levied, agreeable to this confederation, and paid into the publick treasury towards the annual expenses necessary for the support of the union.

New Hampshire, Mr. Folsom, No. ^No.

MassachusettsBay, Mr. S. Adams,

Mr. J. Adams, Ay
Mr. Gerry, No

Rhode Island, Mr. Marchant, No. )>

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Connecticut,

New York,

New Jersey,
Pennsylvania,

Maryland,
Virginia,

North Carolina,
South Carolina,

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Georgia,

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Mr. Morris,
Mr. Roberdeau,

Mr. Chase,
Mr. Carroll,
Mr. Smith,

Mr. Harrison,
Mr. Jones,
Mr. F. L. Lee,
Mr. R. H. Lee,

Mr. Penn,
Mr. Harnett,

Mr. Middleton,
Mr. Heyward,
Mr. Laurens,

Mr. Walton,
Mr. Brownson,

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Connecticut,

New York,

New Jersey,
Pennsylvania,

Maryland,
Virginia,

North Carolina,
South Carolina,

Georgia,

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Mr. Chase,
Mr. Carroll,
Mr. Smith,

Mr. Harrison,
Mr. Jones,
Mr. F. L. Lee,
Mr. Ft. H. Lee,

Mr. Penn,
Mr. Harnett,

Mr. Middleton,
Mr. Hey ward,
Mr. Laurens,

Mr. Walton, Mr. Brownson,

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So it was

Resolved, That in determining questions each state shall have one vote. ■

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1777.

FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M.

Resolved, That to-morrow Congress take into consideration that part of the articles of confederation that relates to taxation.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER, 9, 1777.

Poor O'clock, P. M.

The article relating to taxation in the confederation reported by the committee of the whole Congress was read as follows:

" All charges of war, and all other expenses that " shall be incurred for the common defence or general " welfare, and allowed by the United States assembled, "shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which "shall be supplied by the several states in proportion " to the number of inhabitants of every age, sex and "quality, except Indians not paying taxes, in each " state; a true account of which, distinguishing the " white inhabitants, shall be triennjally taken and " transmitted to the assembly of the United States. "The taxes for paying that proportion shall be laid " and levied by the authority and direction of the legislatures of the several states within the time agreed " upon by the United States assembled."

After debate thereon,

Resolved, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed till to-morrow.

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