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title:“Notes on Debates by John Lansing”
authors:John Lansing, Jr.
date written:1787-5-31

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Lansing, John, Jr. "Notes on Debates by John Lansing." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 37-38. Print.
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Photostat, Library of Congress

Notes on Debates by John Lansing (May 31, 1787)

Met pursuant to Adjournment.
This Day the State of Georgia was represented so that there were now ten States represented.
The House again in a Committee of the whole.
The third Resolve "that the national Legislature ought to consist of two Branches" was taken into Consideration and without any Debate agreed to.
The 4th Resolve "that the Members of the first Branch of the national Legislature ought to be elected by the People of the several States" was opposed by Massachusetts and Connecticut who supposed they ought to be elected by the Legislature and Virginia supported the Resolve, alledging that this ought to be the democratic Branch and as such immediately vested in the People.
The Question was carried but the remaining Part of the Resolve detailing the Powers was postponed.
The 5th Resolve—postponed.
The 6th Resolved detailed—.
That each Branch ought to possess the Right of originating Acts. Agreed.
1
That the National Legislature ought to be empowered to enjoy the Legislative Rights vested in Congress by the Confederation. Agreed.
2
o legislate in all Cases in which seperate States are incompetent.
Agreed.
Adjourned.

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