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Submitting Ratifications of the Constitution to a Committee

Wednesday July 2, 1788


Congress assembled present Newhamshire Massachusetts Rhode island 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 comee 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

State

Congressor

Vote

State Vote

New Hampshire

Gilman

ay

Wingate

Massachusetts

Dane

ay

Otis

Rhode Island

Arnold

Excused

Hazard

Connecticut

Edwards

ay

Huntington

New York

L'Hommedieu

d

Yates

New Jersey

Clarke

ay

Elmer

Dayton

Pennsylvania

Bingham

ay

Reid

Maryland

Contee

ay

Virginia

Griffin

ay

Carrington

Brown

South Carolina

Huger

ay

Parker

Tucker

Georgia

Few

ay

Baldwin



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