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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 lists of persons nominated by the Senate and Assembly, respectively, as delegates, pursuant to the resolutions before mentioned.

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

The list of persons nominated by the honorable the Senate, were the honorable Robert Yates, esq., and 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,

Resolved, That the honorable 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.

JOHN MÅKESSON, Clerk.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. By his excellency Thomas Pinckney, esq., Governor, and com

mander-in-chief, in and over the State aforesaid.

To the honorable John Rutledge, esq., greeting: By virtue of the power and authority in me vested by the legislature of this State, in their act passed the eighth day of March last, I do hereby commission you, the said John Rutledge, as one of the deputies appointed from this State, to meet such deputies or commissioners as may be appointed and authorized by other of the United States, to assemble in convention at the city of Philadelphia, in the month of May next, or as soon thereafter as may be, and to join with such deputies or commissioners (they being duly authorized and empowered) in devising and discussing all such alterations, clauses, articles, and provisions, as may be thought necessary to render the Federal Constitution entirely adequate to the actual situation and future good government of the confederated States; and that you, together with the said deputies or commissioners, or a majority of them who shall be present, (provided the State be not represented by less than two,) do join in reporting such an act to the United States in Congress assembled, as, when approved and agreed to by them, and duly ratified and confirmed by the several States, will effectually provide for the exigencies of the Union. Given under my hand, and the great seal of the State, in the city

of Charleston, this 10th day of April, in the year of our Lord (L. 9.] 1787, and of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America the eleventh.

THOMAS PINCKNEY. By his excellency's command.

PETER FRENEAU, Secretary. Commissions precisely similar to the above were given, on the said 10th April, 1787, to

The honorable Charles Pinckney, esq.
The honorable Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, esq-
The honorable Pierce Butler, esq.

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. By his excellency James Bowdoin, esq., Governor of the Common

wealth of Massachusetts. To the honorable Francis Dana, Elbridge Gerry, Nathaniel Gorhani,

Rufus King, and Caleb Strong, esqrs., greeting: Whereas Congress did, on the 21st day of February, A. D. 1787, resolve, “That, in the opinion of Congress, it is expedient that, on the second Monday in May next, a convention of delegates, who

for that purpose.

shall have been appointed by the several States, to be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress, and the several legislatures, such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government and the preservation of the Union.” And whereas the general court have constituted and appointed you their delegates, to attend and represent this Commonwealth in the said proposed convention, and have, by a resolution of theirs of the tenth of March last, requested me to commission

you Now, therefore, know ye, that in pursuance of the resolutions aforesaid, I do, by these presents, commission you, the said Francis Dana, Elbridge Gerry, Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King, and Caleb Strong, esqrs., or any three of you, to meet such delegates as may be appointed by the other, or any of the other States in the Union, to meet in convention at Philadelphia, at the time, and for the purposes aforesaid. In testimony whereof, I have caused the public seal of the Com

monwealth aforesaid to be hereunto affixed. Given at the [l. s.] council chamber, in Boston, the ninth day of April, A. D.

1787, and in the eleventh iyear of the independence of the United States of America.

JAMES BOWDOIN. By his excellency's command.

JOHN AVERY, JUN., Sec'ry.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT. At a General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, in America, holden (L. s.] at Hartford, on the second Thursday of May, A. D. 1787. An act for appointing delegates to meet in a convention of the States,

to be held at the city of Philadelphia, on the second Monday of May instant.

Whereas the Congress of the United States, by their act of the 21st of February, 1787, have recommended that, on the second Monday of May instant, a convention of delegates, who shall

been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.

Be it enacted by the Governor, council, and representatives, in general court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the honorable William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman, and Oliver Ellsworth, esqrs., be, and they hereby are, appointed delegates to attend the said convention, and are requested to proceed to the city of Philadelphia for that purpose, without delay; and the said delegates, and, in case of sickness or accident, such one or more of them as shall actually attend the said convention, is, and are hereby, authorized and empowered to represent this State therein, and to confer with such delegates appointed by the several States, for the purposes mentioned in the said act of Congress, that may be present and duly empowered to act in said convention, and to discuss upon such alterations and provisions, agreeable to the general principles of republican government, as they shall think proper to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government and the preservation of the Union; and they are further directed, pursuant to the said act of Congress, to report such alterations and provisions as may be agreed to by a majority of the United States represented in convention, to the Congress of the United States, and to the General Assembly of this State. A true copy of record, examined by

GEORGE WYLLYS, Sec'ry.

STATE OF MARYLAND.

An act for the appointment of, and conferring powers in, deputies

from this State to the Federal Convention.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the honorable James M‘Henry, 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 deputies as may be appointed and authorized by any other of the United States, to assemble in convention at Philadelphia, for the purpose of revising the Federal system, and to join with them in considering such alte

rations 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 confirmed by the several States, will effectually provide for the same; and the said deputi 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 Senate.

W. SMALLWOOD.

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

In the year of our Lord 1787.

An act for appointing deputies from this State to the convention,

proposed to be holden in the city of Philadelphia, in May, 1787, for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution.

Whereas, in the formation of the Federal compact, which frames the bond of union of the American States, it was not possible in the infant state of our republic to devise a system which, in the course of time and experience, would not manifest imperfections that it would be necessary to reform.

And whereas the limited powers, which by the Articles of Confederation are vested in the Congress of the United States, have been found far inadequate to the enlarged purposes which they were intended to produce. And whereas Congress hath, by repeated and most urgert representations, endeavored to awaken this and other

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