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title:“The Congressional Register”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1789-8-18

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"The Congressional Register." The Congressional Register 1789-08-18 : . Rpt. in Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 197-98. Print.

The Congressional Register (August 18, 1789)

The house then took into consideration the amendments to the constitution, as reported by the committee of the whole.
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Mr. SHERMAN renewed his motion for adding the amendments to the constitution by way of supplement. Hereupon ensued a debate similar to what took place in the committee of the whole but on the question, mr. Sherman's motion was carried by two-thirds of the house, of consequence it was agreed to.
The first proposition of amendment was rejected because two-thirds of the members present did not support it.
Mr. AMES
Then brought forward his motion respecting the representation; suggested. A desultory conversation took place, and several amendments of the motion were attempted, but the house adjourned without coming to any determination.

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