Receive Ambassadors and Public Ministers Clause
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
- James Madison on the Pinckney Plan
- Rufus King in the United States Senate
- Cato IV
- Robert R. Livingston's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates
- The Federalist No. 69
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- James Madison's Notes of the Constitutional Convention
- Fairfax County Freeholders' Address and Instructions to Their General Assembly Delegates