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title:“Senate Amendments”
date written:1789-9-9

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"Senate Amendments." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 45-47. Print.
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Senate Amendments (September 9, 1789)

On the question to concur with the House of Representatives on their resolution of the 24th. of Augt. proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States, with the following amendments vizt. to insert before the word "resolved" in the first clause-
The conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of their adopting the constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory & restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of publick confidence in the government will best ensure the benificent ends of its institution.
To erase from the same clause the words "deeming it necessary" & insert—concurring.
To erase from the third first article all that follows the word "hundred" in the 3d. line, & insert - to which number one Representative shall be added for every subsequent increase of forty thousand, until the Representatives shall amount to two hundred; to which number one Representative shall be added for every subsequent increase of forty Sixty thousand persons.
To erase from the sec. 2d. article the words, "to the members of Congress" & insert, for the Services of the Senators & Representatives.
To erase from the 3d. Article the word "Religion" & insert—articles of faith or a mode of worship.
And to erase from the same article the words "thereof, nor shall the rights of Conscience be infringed" & insert—of Religion; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, & to petition to the government for a redress of grievances.
To erase the 4th. article, & the words "Article the fourth."
To erase the word "fifth"—& insert—fourth—& to erase from the fifth article the words, "composed of the body of the people"—the word "best"—& the words "but no one religiously scrupulous of bearing arms shall be compelled to render military service in person"—& insert after the word the "being"—in the first line - necessary to.
To erase the word "Sixth" & insert Fifth.
To erase the word "Seventh" & insert Sixth.
To erase the word "Eighth" & insert Seventh.
To insert in the Eighth 8th. article after the word "shall" in the 1st. line—be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia when in actual Service in time of War or publick danger; nor shall any person—&
To erase from the same article the words "except in case of impeachment, to more than one trial or one punishment" & insert—to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.
To erase the word "Ninth," & insert the word Eighth.
To erase the 10th. article, & the words "article the Tenth."
To erase the 11th. article & the words "Article the Eleventh."
To insert erase the word "twelfth" & insert—Ninth.
To insert in the twelfth article after the word "law," where the value in controversy shall exceeds twenty dollars—&
To insert at the end of the same article—And no fact tried by a Jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
To erase the word "Thirteenth" & insert—Tenth.
To erase the 14th. article & the words—"article the fourteenth."
To erase the word - "Fifteenth"—& insert Eleventh.
To erase the 16th. article & the words "Article the Sixteenth."
To erase the word "Seventeenth," & insert Twelfth—& To insert in the seventeenth article after the word "delegated"—to the United States. & To insert at the end of the Same article—or to the people; It was resolved in It passed in the affirmative, two thirds of the Senators present concurring.