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RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL CONVENTION I6 5 COMMITTEE OF DETAIL, IX The House of Representatives shall chuse its (own) Speaker and other Ocers. 5. The Senate of the United States shall be chosen by the Legislatures of the several States. Each Legislature shall chuse two Members. Each Member shall have one Vote. The Senators shall be chosen for six Years; but immedi- ately after the first Election they shall be divided, by Lot, into three Classes, as nearly as may be, numbered one, two and three. The Seats of the Members of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, (and so continually) (so) that a third Part of the Members (of the Senate) may be chosen every second Year. Every Member of the Senate shall be of the Age of thirty Years at least; shall have been a Citizen in the United States for at least four Years before his Election; and shall be, at the time of his Election, a Resident of the State for which he shall be chosen. The Senate shall (be comp) chuse its own President and ' other Officers 6. (Each House of the Legislature shall possess the Right of originating Bills, except in the Cases beforementioned.) The Times and Places and the Manner of holding the Elections of the Members of each House shall be prescribed by the Legislature of each State; but their Provisions con- cerning them may, at any Time, be altered (or superseded) by the Legislature of the United States. The Legislature of the United States shall have Authority to establish such (uniform) Qualifications of the Members of each House, with Regard to Property, as to the said Legis~ lature shall seem (proper and (fit)) expedient. In each House a Majority of the Members shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from Day to Day.