Constitution > Article I > Section 5
Compulsory Attendance Clause
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
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- Charles Pinckney: "Observations On The Plan of Government Submitted to The Federal Convention, in Philadelphia, on the 28th of May, 1787"
- Draft Sketch of Constitution by Edmund Randolph
- James Madison's Notes of the Constitutional Convention
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- Response to Elbridge Gerry's Objections by Rufus King and Nathaniel Gorham · recipient: Nathaniel Gorham
- Pinckney: Speech in South Carolina House of Representatives
- Francis Childs' Notes of the New York Ratification Debates
- John McKesson's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates
- The Congressional Register