Wednesday, May 6, 
On the bill for duties imported into United States referred to the
committee of the whole.
KEISTER: Petition Arthur Grier, conceives he has discovered the true
SHERMAN: Moved the bill from the Senate with amendments be taken up.
On the enacting clause, whether "Congress" or "House of Representatives and
JACKSON: (Like it "an act and the President of the United
PAGE: If thought, a time will come when pass acts "By and with consent of
the President." The Senate and Representatives are the sole legislative power
of the United States.
House divided on the question and left to the Speaker to decide, which he
did in favor of amendment.
BLAND: Many gentlemen chosen at considerable distance in Virginia. It would
(contravene) the law of state which requires oath in one part of state. Move 3
months - that would be three months instead of
WHITE: Make them take the same oath at the time and place where take the
oath of office.
Debate 22 April.
GERRY: Does not discover what part of the Constitution which - The sweeping
clause - There seems to be hardly any limits so far as applies to the powers
of Congress, but it has made reference to this power, "And all other powers
vested - in government of United States." It will be necessary to ascertain
that Congress are vested with power to carry this clause into effect before we
proceed to make the law. If it should be said that the clause which determines
that the legislatures and executives should take this oath still I
can[not] see this vests any power on that principle. If this power was not
vested in Congress it does not follow
(Mr. Lloyd's notes (Courtesy of the
Library of Congress)