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Madison's Journal Record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1787)

Source: The Library of Congress, American Memory: The James Madison Papers, James Madison, Original Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention (Part 2 - July 26, 1787 -). Entry from August 18, 1787.

Madison's Journal Record, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1787), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Saturday August 18 in Convention

      Mr Pinckney proposed for consideration several additional powers which had occurred to
him. See Journal of Convention.

Mr. M.            proposed the following to be referred to a Committee      1) to dispose of
the unappropriated lands of the U.S.      2) to institute temporary Governments for new States a-
rising thereon.      3) to regulate affairs with the Indians as well within as without the li-
mits of the U. States.      4) to exercise exclusively legislative authority at the seat of the
Government, and over a district around the same not exceeding                  square miles;
the consent of the State or States comprehending such district being first attained.      5) to
grant charters of incorporation in cases where the public good may require them and
the authority of a single State may be incompetent.      6) to secure to literary authors
their copyrights for a limited time.      7) to secure to the inventors of useful machines and
implements the benefits thereof for a limited time.      8) to establish a University.      9) to
encourage by proper premiums and provisions the advancement of useful knowledge
and discoveries.
      10) to authorise the Executive to procure and hold for the use of the U.
States landed [XXX] property for the erection of forts, magazines and other necessary



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