Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States

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Acts of States, mutual recognition of, committed, 632.
Adams, Andrew, signs Articles of Confederation, 36.
Adams, John, signs Declaration of Independence, 26; signs resolution submitting 12 amendments to constitution, 1665.
Adams, Samuel, signs Declaration of Independence, 26; signs Articles of Confedera­ tion, 36.
Adams, Thomas, signs Articles of Confederation, 37.
Address to people, referred to committee on style, 701; proposed, 728; rejected, 728.
Adjournment of legislature, provision for, 520.
Admission of new States, 155, 734; debated, 638; agreed to, 639; not to be made out of old-States, 639; clause agreed to, 644; resolution agreed to, 754.
Admission of States, basis for, 331.
Amendments to Constitution, provision for, postponed, 155; agreed to, 434; method of making, agreed to, 646; convention for, reconsidered, 695; clause agreed to, 697, 734; provision to be made for, postponed, 754; agreed to in part, 765.
Appointments, power to make, 685; motion that none be made to any offices not created by law, lost, 690; to be referred to State executives, rejected, 620; to office, by Senate, 603; may be vested in lower officers, 733.
Armies, power to raise, debated, 567; limit in time of peace, rejected, 568; appropriation for, to be limited, 666; precaution against, rejected, 726.
Baldwin, Abraham, Georgia, appointed delegate from Georgia, 84, 86; character sketch of, 108; attends convention, 184; thinks Senate should represent property, 305; thinks Senate should not be chosen in same manner as lower House, 827; on committee on representation, 323, 840, 872; favors ineligibility of Members of legislature to offices, 658; thinks Members of First Congress may create offices for themselves, 722; would discriminate against foreigners, 528; on Committee on Assumption of State Debts, 566; defends slavery, 591; on Committee on Navigation Acts, 595; moves amendment relative to imposts, 617; on question of western country, 644; on committee on postponed measures, 655; favors mode of election of Executive, 664; signs Constitution, 951, 1002; would refer ratifications to committee, 1061.
Banister, John, signs Articles of Confederation, 37.
Bankruptcies, laws for, 632, 655; clause agreed to, 655.
Bartlett, Josiah, signs Declaration of Independence, 26; signs Articles of Confederation, 36.
Bassett, Richard, Delaware, attends Annapolis convention, 39, 43; appointed delegate from Delaware, 66, 86; character sketch of, 103; attends, 109, 746; signs Constitution, 951, 1002.
Bedford, Gunning, Delaware, appointed delegate from Delaware, 66, 85; character sketch of, 102; attends, 110; advocates three-year term for President, 91; opposes President's veto, 94; favors short term for Executive, 135; favors removal of Executive on petition of State legislatures, 142; discusses qualifications of Executive, 914; estimates influence of Executive in government, 917; opposes negative and revisionary power for Executive, 753; opposes restrictions on legislature, 150; opposes negative on State laws by legislature, 177, 759, 856; insists on rights of small States, 315; on committee on representation, 323, 840, 872; moves definition of power of legislature, 389; favors increase in representation, 729; opposes proportional repre

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