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legislature will, on Tuesday next, proceed to nominate and appoint the said delegates, in like manner as is directed by the Constitution of this state for nominating and appointing delegates to Congress.

Resolved, That this house do concur with the honorable the Senate in the said resolution.

IN ASSEMBLY, March 6, 1787. Resolded, That the Hon. Robert Yates, Esq., Alexander Hamilton, and John Lansing, Jun., Esqrs., be, and they are hereby, nomi. nated by this house delegates on the part of this state, to meet such delegates as may be appointed on the part of the other states, respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, pursuant to concurrent resolutions of both houses of the legislature, on the 28th ultimo.

Ordered, That Mr. N. Smith deliver a copy of the last preceding resolution to the honorable the Senate.

A copy of a resolution of the honorable the Senate was delivered by Mr. Vanderbilt, that the Senate will immediately meet this house in the Assembly Chamber, to compare the list of persons nominated by the Senate and Assembly, respectively, as dele. gates, pursuant to the resolutions before mentioned.

The honorable the Senate accordingly attended in the Assembly Chamber, to com. pare the lists of persons nominated for delegates, as above mentioned.

The list of persons nominated by the honorable the Senate were the Hon. Robert Yates, John Lansing, Jun., and Alexander Hamilton, Esqrs.; and, on comparing the lists of the persons nominated by the Senate and Assembly respectively, it appeared that the same persons were nominated in both lists; thereupon, Resolned, that the Hon. Robert Yates, John Lansing, Jun., and Alexander Hamilton, Esqrs., be, and they are hereby, declared duly nominated and appointed delegates, on the part of this state, to meet such delegates as may be appointed on the part of the other states, respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress, and to the several legislatures, such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the several states, render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union.

True extracts from the journals of the Assembly. JOIN M'KESSON, Clerk.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY. To the Hon. David Brearly, William Churchill Houston, William Patterson, and John

Neilson, Esqrs., Greeting. The Council and Assembly, reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence, and ability, have, at a joint meeting, appointed you, the said David Brearly, William Churchill Houston, William Patterson, and John Neilson, Esqrs., or any three of you, commissioners, to meet such commissioners as have been, or may be, appointed by the other states in the Union, at the city of Philadelphia, in the common. wealth of Pennsylvania, on the second Monday in May next, for the purpose of taking into consideration the state of the Union as to trade and other important objects, and of devising such other provisions as shall appear to be necessary to render the Constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies thereof. In testimony, whereof, the great seal of the state is hereunto affixed. Witness,

William Livingston, Esq., governor, captain-general, and cominander-in-chief in and over the state of New Jersey, and territories thereunto belonging, chancellor and ordinary in the same, at Trenton, the 23d day of November, in the year of our Lord 1786, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON By his excellency's command. - Bowes REED, Secretary.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

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To his excellency, William Livingston, and the Hon. Abraham Clark, Esqrs.,

Greeting. The Council and Assembly, reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence, and ability, have, at a joint meeting, appointed you, the said William Livingston and Abraham Clark, Esqrs., in conjunction with the Hon. David Brearly, William Churchill Houston, and William Patterson, Esqrs., or any three of you,

commissioners, to meet such commissioners as have been appointed by the other states in the Union, at the city of Philadelphia, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on the second Monday in this present inonth, for the purpose of taking into con. sideration the state of the Union, as to trade and other important objects, and of devising such other provisions as shall appear to be necessary to render the constitution of the federal governinent adequate to the exigencies thereof. In testimony whereof, the great seal of the state is hereunto affixed. Witness,

Williain Livingston, Esq., governor, captain-general, and commander-in-chief, in and over the state of New Jersey, and territories thereunto belonging, chancellor and ordinary in the same, at Burlington, the 18th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

WIL. LIVINGSTON. By his excellency's command. — Bowes Reed, Secretary.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

To the Hon. J. Dayton, Esq. The Council and Assembly, reposing especial trust and confidence in your integ. rity, prudence, and ability, have, at a joint meeting, appointed you, the said Jonathan Dayton, Esq., in conjunction with his excellency, William Livingston, the Hon. David Brearly, William Churchill Houston, William Patterson, and Abraham Clark, Esqrs., or any three of you, coininissioners, to meet such cominissioners as have been appointed by the other states in the Union, at the city of Philadelphia, in the com. monwealth of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of taking into consideration the state of the Union as to trade and other inportant objects, and of devising such other provisions as shall appear to be necessary to render the constitution of the federal governinent adequate to the exigencies thereof. In testimony whereof, the great seal of the state is hereunto affixed. Witness, Robert

Lettice Hooper, Esq., vice-president, captain-general, and commander-in-chief in and over the state of New Jersey, and territories thereunto belonging, chancellor and ordinary in the same, at Burlington, the fifth day of June, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

ROBERT L. HOOPER. By his honor's command. — Bowes Reed, Sccrctary.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. An Act appointing Deputies to the Convention intended to be held in the City of Phila

delphia, for the Purpose of revising the Federal Constitution. Sec. 1. Whereas the General Assembly of this commonwealth, taking into their serious consideration the representations heretofore made to the legislatures of the several states in the Union, by the United States in Congress assembled, and also weighing the difficulties under which the confederated states now labor, are fully convinced of the necessity of revising the Federal Constitution, for the purpose of making such alterations and amendments as the exigencies of our public affairs re. quire And whereas the legislature of the state of Virginia have already passed an act of that commonwealth, empowering certain commissioners to meet at the city of Philadelphia, in May next, a convention of commissioners or deputies from the different states; and the legislature of this state are fully sensible of the important ad. vantages which may be derived to the United States, and every of them, from coöperating with the commonwealth of Virginia and the other states to the Confederation, in the said design.

Sec. 2. Be it enacted, and it is hereby enacted, by the representatires of the freemen of the cominanwenlth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That Thomas Millin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Fitzsiinons, James Wilson, and Gouverneur Morris, Esqrs., are hereby appointed deputies from this state, to meet in the Convention of the deputies of the respective states of North America, to be held at the city of Philadelphia, on the 2d day in the month of May next; and the said Thomas Mimin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Fitzsimons, James Wilson, and Gouverneur Morris, Esqrs., or any four of them, are hereby constituted and appointed deputies from this state, with powers to meet such deputies as may be appointed and authorized by the other states, to assemble in the said Convention, at the city aforesaid, and join with VOL. 1.

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them in devising, deliberating on, and discussing, all such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution fully adequate to the exigencies of the Union, and in reporting such act or acts, for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as, when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, will ettectually provide for the same.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That, in case any of the said deputies hereby nominated shall happen to die, or to resign his or their said adpointment or appointments, the supreme executive council shall be, and hereby are, empowered and required to nominate and appoint other person or persons, in lieu of him or thein so deceased, or who has or have so resigned, which person or persons, from and after such nomination and appointment, shals be, and hereby are, declared to be vested with the same powers respectively as any of the deputies nominated and appointed by this act is vested with by the same: Provided always, that the council are not hereby authorized, nor shall they make any such nomination or appointinent, except in vacation and during the recess of the General Assembly of this state. Signed by order of the house,

THOMAS MIFFLIN, Speaker. (L. S.] Enacted into a law at Philadelphia, on Saturday, December 30, in the year of our Lord 1706.

PETER ZACHARY LLOYD,

Clerk of the General Assembly. I, Matthew Irwine, Esq., master of the rolls for the state of Pennsylvania, do cer. tify the preceding writing to be a true copy (or exemplification) of a certain act of Asseinbly lodged in my office.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, the 15th May, [L. s.] A. D. 1707.

MATTHEW IRWINE, M. R. A Supplement to the act entitled " An Act appointing Deputies to the Convention intended

to be held in the City of Philadelphia, for the Purpose of revising the Federal Constitution.

Sec. 1. Whereas, by the act to which this act is a supplement, certain persons were appointed as deputies from this state to sit in the said Convention ; And whereas it is the desire of the General Assembly, that his excellency, Benjamin Franklin, Esq., president of this state, should also sit in the said Convention, as deputy from this state ; therefore,

Sec. 2. Be it enucted, and it is hereby enacted, by the representatires of the free. men of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and by the authority of the sume, That his excellency, Benjamin Franklin, Esq., be, and he is hereby, appointed and authorized to sit in the said Convention as a deputy from this state, in addition to the persons heretofore appointed; and that he be, and he hereby is, invested with like powers and authorities as are invested in the said deputies, or Signed by order of the House,

THOMAS MIFFLIN, Speaker. Enacted into a law at Philadelphia, on Wednesday, the 28th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1787.

PETER ZACHARY LLOYD,

Clerk of thc Generul Assembly. I, Matthew Irwine, Esq., master of the rolls for the state of Pennsylvania, do certify the above to be a true copy (or exemplification) of a supplement to a certain act of Assembly, which supplement is lodged in my office.

In witness whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, the 15th May, s1.. s.] A. D. 1787.

MATTHEW IRWINE, M. R.

any of them.

DELAWARE STATE. His excellency, Thomas Collins, Esq., president, captain-general, and commander-in

chief, of the Delaware state,

To all to whom these presents shall come, Grecting: Know ye, that, among the laws of the said state, passed by the General Assembly of (L. s.)

the same, on the 3d day of February, in the year of our Lord 1787, it is thus enrolled :

“In the eleventh year of the independence of the Delaware state. An Act appointing Deputies from this State to the Convention proposed to be held in

the City of Philadelphia, for the Purpose of revising the Federal Constitution." Whereas the General Assembly of this state are fully convinced of the necessity of revising the Federal Constitution, and adding thereto such furver provisions as may

render the same more adequate to the exigencies of the Union ; And whereas the legislature of Virginia have already passed an act of that cominonwealth, appoiland and authorizing certain commissioners to meet, at the cily of Philadelphia, in May next, a Convention of commissioners or deputies from the different states; and this state being willing and desirous of coöperating with the commonwealth of Virginia, and the other states in the Confederation, in so useful a design :

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of Delarcure, that George Read. Gunning Bedford, John Dickinson, Richard Basset, and Jacob Broom, Esqrs., are hereby appointed deputies from this state to meet in the Convention of the deputies of other states, to be held at the city of Philadelphia, on the 2d day of May next; and the said George Read, Gunning Bedford, John Dickinson, Richard Bassei, and Jacob Broom, Esqrs., or any three of them, are hereby constituied and appointed deputies froin this state, with powers to meet such deputies as may be appointed and author. ized by the other states to assemble in the said Convention at the city aforesaid, and to join with them in devising, deliberating on, and discussing, such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union ; and in reporting such act or acts, for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as, when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, may effectually provide for the same. So always and provided, that such alterations or further provisions, or any of them, do not extend to that part of the 5th article of the Confederation of the said states, finally ratified on the 1st day of March, in the year 1781, which declares that, " In determining ques. tions in the United States in Congress assembled, each state shall have one vote

And be it enacted, That in case any of the said deputies hereby nominated shall happen to die, or resign his or their appointment, the president or commander-inchief, with the advice of the privy council, in the recess of the General Assembly, is hereby authorized to supply such vacancies. Signed by order of the House of Asseinbly.

JOHN COOK, Speaker. Signed by order of the Council.

GEORGE CRAGHED, Speake. Passed ai Dover, February 3, 1787.

All and singular which premises, by the tenor of these presents, I have caused to be exemplified. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed nıy name, and caused the great seal of the said state to be affixed to these presents, at New Castle, the 2d day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and in the 11th year of the independence of the United States of America. Attest, James Booth, Secretary.

THOMAS COLLINS.

STATE OF MARYLAND.

An Act for the Appointment of, and conferring Powers on, Deputies from this State w

the Federal Convention. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Hon. James M'Hen. ry, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll, John Francis Mercer, and Luther Martin, Esqrs., be appointed and authorized, on behalf of this state, to meet such dep uties as may be appointed and authorized, by any other of the United States, to as. seinble in Convention at Philadelphia, for the purpose of revising the federal system, and to join with them in considering such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union; and in reporting such an act for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as, when agreed to by them, and duly confirined by the several states, will effectually provide for the same ; and the said deputies, or such of them as shall attend the said Convention, shall have full power to represent this state for the purposes aforesaid; and the said deputies are hereby directed to report the proceedings of the said Convention, and any act agreed to therein, to the next session of the General Assembly of this state. By the House of Delegates, May 26, 1787. Read and assented to. By order,

WM. HARWOOD, Clerk. True copy from the original. WM. HARWOOD, Clerk H. D By the Senate, May 26, 1787. Read and assented to. By order,

J. DORSEY, Clerk True copy from the original.

J. DORSEY, Clerk Senute.

W. SMALLWOOD.

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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.
General Assembly begun and held at the Public Buildings in the city of Richmond,

on Monday, the 16th day of October, in the year of our Lord 1786.
An Act for appointing Deputies from this Coinmonwealth to a Convention proposed to

be held in the City of Philadelphia, in May nezt, for the Purpose of revising the Fed. eral Constitution.

Whereas the commissioners who assembled at Annapolis, on the 14th day of September last, for the purpose of devising and reporting the means of enabling Congress to provide effectually for the commercial interests of the United States, have represented the necessity of extending the revision of the federal system to all its defects, and have recommended that deputies for that purpose be appointed by the several legislatures, to meet in Convention, in the city of Philadelphia, on the 2d day of May next, - a provision which was preferable to a discussion of the subject in Congress, where it might be too much interrupted by the ordinary business before them, and where it would, besides, be deprived of the valuable counsels of sundry individuals who are disqualified by the constitution or laws of particular states, or restrained by peculiar circumstances from a seat in that assembly: And whereas the General Assembly of this commonwealth, taking into view the actual situation of the confederacy, as well as reflecting on the alarming representations made, from time to time, by the United States in Congress, particularly in their act of the 15th day of February last, can no longer doubt that the crisis is arrived at which the good people of America are to decide the solemn question – whether they will, by wise and magnanimous efforts, reap the just fruits of that independence which they have so gloriously acquired, and of that union which they have cemented with so inuch of their common blood whether, by giving way to uninanly jealousies and prejudices, or to partial and transitory interests, they will renounce the auspicious blessings prepared for them by the revolution, and furnish to its enemies an eventful triumph over those by whose virtue and valor it has been accomplished: And whereas the saine noble and extended policy, and the same fraternal and affectionate sentiments, which originally determined the citizens of this cominonwealth to unite with their brethren of the other states in estab. Jishing a federal government, cannot but be felt with equal force now as motives to Jay aside every inferior consideration, and to concur in such further concessions and provisions as may be necessary to secure the great objects for which that government was instituted, and to render the United States as happy in peace as they have been glorious in war :

Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the commonwealth of Virginia, That seven commissioners be appointed, by joint ballot of both houses of Assembly, who, or any three of them, are hereby authorized, as deputies from this coinmonwealth, to meet such deputies as may be appointed and authorized by other states, to assemble in Con. vention at Philadelphia, as above recommended, and to join with them in devising and discussing all such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Union ; and in reporting such an act, for that purpose, to the United States in Congress, as, when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, will effectually provide for the saine.

And be it further enacted, That, in case of the death of any of the said deputies, or
of their declining their appointments, the executive are hereby authorized to supply
such vacancies; and the governor is requested to transmit forth with a copy of this act
to the United States in Congress, and to the executives of each of the states in the
Union.

(Signed]
JOHN JONES,“ Speaker of the Senate.

JOSEPH PRENTIS, Speaker of the House of Delegates.
A true copy from the enrolment. – John BECKLEY, Clerk H. D.

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IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.

Monday, the 4th of December, 1786. The house, according to the order of the day, proceeded, hy joint ballot with the Senate, to the appointment of seven deputies, from this commonwealth, to a Convention proposed to be held in the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution; and the members having prepared tickets with the names of the persons to be appointed, and deposited the same in the ballot-boxes, Mr. Corbin, Mr. Mathews, Mr. David Stuart, Mr. George Nicholas. Mr. Richard Lee, Mr. Wills, Mr. Thomas Smith, Mr. Goodall, and Mr. Turberville, were nominated a committee to meet a coinmittee from the Senate, in the conference chamber, and jointly

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