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title:“Delaware Convention Proceedings: Maryland Journal”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1787-12-14

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"Delaware Convention Proceedings: Maryland Journal." Maryland Journal 1787-12-14 : . Rpt. in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 3. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1978. 113. Print.
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Delaware Convention Proceedings: Maryland Journal (December 14, 1787)

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We hear from Dover that the deputies to the state Convention (agreeable to the appointment of the General Assembly) met and formed a house on Monday the 3rd instant: James Latimer, Esquire, was chosen President on Wednesday; the new Federal Constitution was ratified by unanimous vote on Friday; and the ratification signed by every member as follows:
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The Convention likewise agreed to the cession of a district in this state to Congress, not exceeding ten miles square, with the right of exclusive legislation, for the seat of federal government to be chosen by them (if accepted) in such part of the state as they may think proper.
While the Convention of this state has finished the important business for which they were elected, that of Pennslyvania is debating the ground by inches; after sitting almost a month, we hear they have not yet finished the first Article.

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