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title:“Newspaper Report of the House of Representatives Debates August 19, 1789”
date written:1789-8-19

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"Newspaper Report of the House of Representatives Debates August 19, 1789." Gazette of the United States 1789-08-19 : . Rpt. in Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 191-92. Print.
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Newspaper Report of the House of Representatives Debates August 19, 1789 (August 19, 1789)

Mr. GERRY introduced a motion upon the subject of amendments, to this purport, That such amendments to the Constitution of the United States as have been proposed by the different States, which are not in the report of the select committee, be referred to a committee of the whole house—and that those, with the amendments at large and was seconded by Mr. Sumpter —This brought on a warm debate, which continued till near one o'clock—when the question being called for from various parts of the house, the AYES and NOES were required by Mr. GERRY.12 Upon which Mr. VINING called for the previous question, and the Ayes and Noes were then required upon that also—this occasioned a further debate—at length the Speaker directed the Clerk to call the Ayes and Noes on Shall the main question be put?

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