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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1777.

FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M. Congress resumed the consideration of the articles of confederation under debate yesterday; and after some time,

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1777.

FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M.

Congress resumed the consideration of the article of confederation last under debate; and after some time spent thereon,

Resolved, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed to Monday next.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1777.

FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M. Congress resumed the consideration of the article of confederation under debate: Whereupon, it was moved,

That the proportion of the publick expense incurred by the United States for their common defence and general welfare, to be paid by each state into the treasury, be ascertained by the value of all property, except household goods and wearing apparel, within each.state, to be ascertained agreeable to the directions of Congress.

Question put, passed in the negative.

Another amendment was moved; and after debate, the determination thereof, at the request of a state, was postponed till to-morrow.

· TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1777. Congress resumed the consideration of the amendment moved yesterday, viz. “That the proportion of " the publick expense incurred by the United States " for their common defence and general welfare, to be “ paid by each state into the treasury, be ascertained 6 by the value of all land within each state granted to, 66 or surveyed for any person, as such land, the build“ings and improvements thereon, shall be estimated “ according to such mode as Congress shall from time “ to time direct and appoint.” New Hampshire, Mr. Folsom, No. No. Massachusetts Bay, Mr. S. Adams, No.)

Mr. J. Adams, No. W
Mr. Gerry, No.

Mr. Loveli,
Rhode Island, Mr. Marchant, No. >No.
Connecticut,
Mr. Dyer,

No. :
Mr. Law, No. No.
Mr. Williams, No. )

No.

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FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M. Congress took into consideration that part of the articles of confederation relative to the manner of constituting the Congress of the United States.'

On the question put,

Resolved, That no person shall be capable of being a delegate for more than three years in any term of six years.

It was then moved,

That no state shall be represented in Congress by A less than two, nor by more than seven members. New Hampshire, Mr. Folsom, No. >No.

No. SAY

Ay.

Massachusetts Bay,Mr. S. Adams,

Mr. J. Adams,
Mr. Gerry,

Mr. Lovell, Ay.)
Rhode Island, Mr. Marchant, No. No.
Connecticut, Mr. Dyer, Ay.)
Mr. Law,

Ay.Ay. Mr. Williams, Ay.) New York,

Mr. Duane, .Ay.} Av.

Mr. Duer, Ay. Ar. New Jersey,

Mr. Witherspoon, · No. 2

Mr. Elmer, No. No. Pennsylvania, Mr. Morris,

Mr. Roberdeau, Ay. J^. Maryland, Mr. Chase, Ay.)

Mr. Carroll, Ay.Ay.
Mr. Smith,

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South Carolina, Mr. Middleton, Ay.)

Mr. Heyward, Ay. Ay.

Mr. Laurens, Ay.) So it was resolved in the affirmative.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1777.

Congress took into consideration the article of confederation relative to the powers of Congress; and after debate,

Resolved, That the farther consideration thereof be postponed to the afternoon.

FOUR O'CLOCK, P. M. Congress resumed the consideration of the article of confederation under debate this morning: Whereon, it was moved,

That in order to render the present union and confederacy firm and perpetual, it is essential that the limits of each respective territorial jurisdiction should be ascertained by the articles of confederation ; and therefore it is recommended to the legislatures of every state to lay before Congress a description of the territorial lands of each of their respective states, and a summary of the grants, treaties, and proofs, upon which they are claimed, or established. New Hampshire, Mr. Folsom, No. No. Massachusetts Bay,Mr. S. Adams, Mr. J. Adams,

No.
Mr. Gerry,

Mr. Lovell, No.
Rhode Island, Mr. Marchant, No. No.
Connecticut, Mr. Dyer, No.)

Mr. Law, · "No. No.
Mr. Williams, Ay.)

No.)

No. !

No.

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