Alexander Hamilton Papers

Constitutional Convention. Objection of Order, 4 June 1787

Constitutional Convention. Objection of Order

Philadelphia, June 4, 1787. To a motion by James Wilson, seconded by James Madison, that “a convenient number of the National Judiciary” act with the executive in vetoing acts of the national legislature, Hamilton made “an objection of order … to the introduction of the last amendment at this time.”1

Hunt and Scott, Debates description begins Gaillard Hunt and James Brown Scott, eds., The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 Which Framed the Constitution of the United States of America. Reported by James Madison (New York, 1920). description ends , 56.

1After H’s objection, Wilson and Madison announced that they would make the same motion on the following day.

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