Printed bill passed by the Virginia legislature, one page, 9 x 14.75, December 12, 1795, requesting that their representatives in Congress "unite their utmost exertions, to obtain in their respective Houses, the following amendments to the constitution." They propose four amendments: the first deals with the ratification of US treaties; the second proposes changes to the tribunal for impeachment trials; the third limits Senators' terms to three years; and the fourth recommends that federal judges shall not hold any other office simultaneously. At the conclusion are manuscript signature approvals by John Stewart, the clerk of the House of Delegates, and H. Brooke, Senate. In fine condition, with scattered light foxing.
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