Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States

By Charles C. Tansill; Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service | Go to book overview

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS, DATED JULY 2, 1788,
SUBMITTING RATIFICATIONS OF THE
CONSTITUTION TO A COMMITTEE.1

WEDNESDAY JULY 2, 17882

Congress assembled present Newhamshire Massachusetts Rhodeisland Connecticut New York New Jersey, Pensylvania Virginia North Carolina South Carolina & Georgia & from Maryland Mr Contee

* * * * * * *

The State of Newhampshire having ratified the constitution transmitted to them by the Act of the 28 of Septr last & transmitted to Congress their ratification & the same being read, the president reminded Congress that this was the ninth ratification transmitted & laid before them.

Whereupon

On Motion of Mr Clarke seconded by Mr Edwards

Ordered That the ratifications of the constitution of the United States transmitted to Congress be referred to a come a to examine the same and report an Act to Congress for putting the said constitution into operation in pursuance of the resolutions of the late federal Convention.

On the question to agree to this Order the yeas & nays being required by Mr Yates

Newhampshire Mr Gilman ay
ay
Mr Wingate ay
Massachusetts Mr Dane ay
ay
Mr Otis ay
Rhodeisland Mr Arnold
excused
Mr Hazard
ConnecticutMr Edwards ay
Mr Huntington ay
ay
____________________
Reprinted from Documentary History of the Constitution. Vol. II ( 1894.). pp. 161-162.
From the "Rough" Journal of Congress (No, 1. Vol. 39.)

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