Preparing for September

James McHenry
James McHenry, delegate from Maryland
James Sharples Senior, c. 1796-1800

Independence National Historical Park

Preparing for September

"Adjourned to let the committee sit."

- James McHenry in the Papers of Dr. James McHenry on the Federal Convention of 1787

Today's session was a brief one. As Madison noted it:

"Mr. Brearley from the Committee of eleven [Committee of left-over Business] to which were referred yesterday, the postponed part of the Constitution & parts of Reports not acted upon, made the following partial report.

That in lieu of the 9th section of Article VI: the words following be inserted viz 'The members of each House shall be ineligible to any civil office under the authority of the U.S. during the time for which they shall respectively be elected, and no person holding an office under the U.S. shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.'

Mr. Rutledge from the Committee to whom were referred sundry propositions (see Aug: 29), together with article: XVI reported that the following additions be made to the Report - viz.

After the word 'States' in the last line on the Margin of the 3d page (see the printed Report) add 'to establish uniform laws on the subject of Bankruptcies'

And insert the following as Article: 16 viz

' Full faith and credit ought to be given in each State to the public acts, records, and Judicial proceedings of every other State, and the Legislature shall by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, Records, & proceedings shall be proved and the effect which Judgments obtained in one State, shall have in another.'

After receiving these reports the House adjourned to 10OC. on Monday next."

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