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Debates over the Bill of Rights in the First Congress

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May 27, 1789

Mr. STEELE‘s motion on the subject of amendments was taken up.

The motion was divided; and the first part, respecting the appointment of a committee to examine and report the decisions of the several States on the amendments proposed by Congress to the Constitution of the United States, was agreed to; and Messrs. Steele, Moore, and Contee were appointed. The other part respecting additional amendments was negative.