β€œ4. Resd. That the U.States in Congs. be authorized to elect a federal Executive to consist of persons, to continue in office for the term of Years, to receive punctually at stated times a fixed compensation for their services.”

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β€œThe propositions from N. Jersey moved by Mr. Patterson were in the words following:
l. Resd. that the articles of Confederation ought to be so revised, corrected & enlarged, as to render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government, & the preservation of the Union.”

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