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title:“Delaware State Convention: Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer”
date written:1787-12-10

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"Delaware State Convention: Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer." Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer 1787-12-10 : . 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. 112-13. Print.

Delaware State Convention: Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer (December 10, 1787)

By a gentleman who arrived last evening from Delaware, we have received the following important intelligence:
Delware State Convention.
The deputies of the state Convention of Delaware met at Dover, on Monday the third instant (December) and a house being formed, they elected James Latimer, Esquire, President. On Thursday they ratified the new Federal Constitution by an unanimous vote, and on Friday every member signed the ratification as follows:
"We the Deputies of the people of the Delaware State in Convention met, having taken into our serious consideration, the federal constitution, proposed and agreed upon by the Deputies of the UnitedStates, in a General Convention, held at the city of Philadelphia, on the seventeenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, have approved of, assented to, ratified and confirmed, and by these presents, DO, in virtue of the power and authority to us given for that purpose, for, and in behalf of ourselves , and our constituents, FULLY, FREELY, and ENTIRELY APPROVE OF, ASSENT TO, RATIFY and CONFIRM the said CONSTITUTION."

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