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title:“Notes on Debates by John Lansing”
authors:John Lansing, Jr.
date written:1787-7-6

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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. 152. Print.

Notes on Debates by John Lansing (July 6, 1787)

After a Repetition of Sentiments frequently urged before by several Gentlemen it was agreed on Motion of Mr. G. Morris to refer the first Proposition in Report of Committee to a Committee of five—The Motion was carried 9 States against 2. Committee appointed consisting of Mr. Gorham, Mr. Randolph, G. Morris, Rutlege and King. Adjourned till to Morrow. N. B. Before the Appointment of the Committee Question was put on Part of Report which had in Object confering the exclusive Right of originating Money Bills in first Branch. On which Question there were five Ayes, three Noes—and 3 States divided—New York Massachusetts and Georgia divided. A Dispute arose whether it was carried in Affirmative—Some Debate on Subject—postponed.

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