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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred

and forty-five, ,
By Jonathan Elliot,

, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.


UNDER the sanction of Congress, this new edition of Madison's Debates of the Federal Convention, held in 1787, has been prepared, revised, and the matter remodelled agreeably to the consecutive order of the subject. Thus, by a new arrangement of the Debates, greater convenience, more ready reference, with increased utility, have been obtained ; and the whole subject of the Confederation, Debates, and Correspondence, (confined to the Constitution on the latter head,) is thus brought together within the compass of a single volume, presented, it will be seen, in a bold and conspicuous type, uniformn in the size of the page with the four volumes of the new edition of Elliot's Debates, which, by the compilation of a fifth (the present volume) completes the entire series on our constitutional history.


Monday, November 4,......... 1 Motion by Mr. Howell, to defray the er-

Elias Boudinot chosen president - Let-

pense of temporary corps employed for

ters from Gen. Washington, Mr. Carmi.

the United States - By the same, relative

chael, at St. Ildefonso, and Mr. Laurens,

to the communication of intelligence with

at Nantz.

foreign ministers.

Tuesday, November 5,...............1 Friday, November 22, ......


Resolution authorizing Gen. Washington Motion for the ratification of the exchange

to obtain the exchange of two foreign offi of Lord Cornwallis for Mr. Laurens —

cers, passed without due consideration, Reasons for and against it.

reconsidered - Remarks of Mr. Madison.

Monday, November 25,..


THURSDAY, November 7,........... 2

Letter from the governor of Rhode Island,

The resolution referred to above repealed containing evidence of intrigues of the

- Motion by Mr. Osgood to fill the va enemy in Vermont - Motion for the rati-

cancy in the Court of Appeals - Opposed

fication of the exchange of Lord Cornwal-

by Mr. Duane on the ground of economy

lis resumed.

Arguments for and against the motion TUESDAY, November 26,.....


-Debate on the report of the committee
on the case of Capt. Asgill Debate on Report from the superintendent of finance,
the question of making a demand on Gen. respecting credits to the states of New
Carleton, to fulfil his engageinent to pur-

Hampshire and Massachusetts - Motion
sue the authors of Capt. Huddy's murder. by Mr. Osgood on the subject - The mat-

ter debated.

Friday, November 8,........... 3

Second vote on the preceding question WEDNESDAY, November 27,...........8

- Motion by Mr. Rutledge directing retal The letter from the governor of Rhode

iation for acts of cruelty - Reasons for Island about Vermont considered and de-

and against it - Letter from Gen. Carle bated.


THURSDAY, November 28,.... .9

TUESDAY, November 12,......


Resignation of Mr. Livingston, secretary

Mr. Jefferson reappointed minister pleni for foreign affairs - Mr. Jefferson and Mr.

potentiary for negotiating peace - Motion Jay spoken of.

by Mr. Rutledge relative to business in

the departments.

Monday, December 2,....... .9

THURSDAY, November 14,............

Resignation of the secretary for foreign


Proceedings on the report of the commit-

tee relative to Vermont.

TUESDAY, December 3,......... ....9

WEDNESDAY, November 20,...........5

Resolution relative to Mr. Livingston

Report of the committee in the case of

The report on memorials from the legisla Vermont.
ture of Pennsylvania, to provide for debts
to her own citizens considered - Motion by WEDNESDAY, December 4,...........10

Mr. Rutledge for the committee to report Motion respecting Paul Jones - Promo-

the best mode of liquidating the domes tion by districts - Committee to copfer

tic debts, and of obtaining a valuation of with a committee of the legislature of

land within the several states Commit Pennsylvania, relative to the memorials

tee appointed to report a scheme for a val. from that state - Minutes of the confer-


THURSDAY, November 21,.............5 THURSDAY, December 5,......... .11

Report on the salaries of foreign ministers Election of judges of appeals - Resolu-
- Reasons for and against reduction tions respecting Vermont considered.


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