Order in the court! Order in the court! We need to decide if slaves should be considered actual people or property
most of us agree that slaves should be counted as property
we are a bit uneasy about the idea since the government might try to tax southern crops & exports
we are worried that congress will use its power over trade to outlaw the slave trade.
most of the delegates agreed to ending slavery. Although South Carolina and Georgia think otherwise. They think that it will collapse the economy.
I think we can all agree on a compromise
we can all settle on an agreement. Yes congress will have control over trade but with limitations. One, congress can't place any taxes on on exports to other countries. And two, congress would not interfere with slave trade for the next 20 years.
not only that but we can all agree on a pro vision known as "Fugitive slave clause" This clause made sure that escaped slaves would have to return to their owners.