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title:“Notes on Debates by John Lansing”
authors:John Lansing, Jr.
date written:1787-7-9

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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. 157. Print.

Notes on Debates by John Lansing (July 9, 1787)

The Committee of five reported the following Apportionment of Representation in first Branch of Legislature for first Meeting consisting of 56 Viz.
New Hampshire 2 Deleware 1
Massachusetts 7 Maryland 4
Rhode Island 1 Pennsylvania 8
Connecticut 4 Virginia 9
New York5 North Carolina 5
New Jersey 3 South Carolina 5
Georgia 2
The Rule of Adjustment was required to be explained—It was answered it was a combined Ratio of Numbers and Property. This was postponed to take up the subsequent Part of Report in these Words—
"But as the present Situation of the States may probably alter as well in point of Wealth as in the Number of Inhabitants that the Legislature be authorized from Time to Time to augment the Number of Representatives and in Case any of the States shall hereafter be divided or any two or more States united or any new States created within the Limits of the United States the Legislature shall possess authority to regulate the Number of Representatives in any of the foregoing Cases upon the Principles of their Wealth and Number of Inhabitants."
Question-9 Ayes-2 Noes—New York No.
It was then moved to refer the Apportionment of Representation to a Committee of 11.—a Member from each State.
Agreed to and Committee appointed accordingly.
Adjourned till to Morrow.

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