Article 1, Section 9, Clause 6
James Iredell, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution, North Carolina Ratifying Convention1 Aug. 1788Elliot 4:249
6. Instead of the following words in the 9th section of the 1st article, viz., "Nor shall vessels bound to or from one state be obliged to enter, clear, or pay duties, in another," [the meaning of which is by many deemed not sufficiently explicit,] it is proposed that the following shall be substituted: "No vessel bound to one state shall be obliged to enter or pay duties, to which such vessel may be liable at any port of entry, in any other state than that to which such vessel is bound; nor shall any vessel bound from one state be obliged to clear, or pay duties to which such vessel shall be liable at any port of clearance, in any other state than that from which such vessel is bound."
Elliot, Jonathan, ed. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. . . . 5 vols. 2d ed. 1888. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, n.d.
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