Elliot’s Debates: Volume 1
Journal of the Federal Convention
Thursday, June 28, 1787.
It was moved and seconded to amend the 7th resolution reported from the committee, so as to read as follows, namely:
“Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the first branch of the legislature of the United States ought to be in proportion to the whole number of white and other free citizens and inhabitants, of every age, sex, and condition, including those bound to servitude for a term of years, and three fifths of all other persons not comprehended in the foregoing description, except Indians not paying taxes, in each state.”
It was moved and seconded to erase the word “not” from the 1st clause of the 7th resolution, so as to read;
“Resolved, That the right of suffrage in the second branch of the legislature of the United States ought to be according to the rule established in the Articles of Confederation.”
The determination of the house on the motion for erasing the word “not” from the 1st clause of the 7th resolution was postponed, at the request of the deputies of the state of New York, till to-morrow.
And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 oclock, A. M.