The Convention met pursuant to adjornment.
On motion of Benjamin Rush, secondly by John Allison.
Ordered, That the seats on the right and left of the President be reserved for members of Congress and of the Supreme Executive Council.
Letters from Messieurs Hall and Sellers, and Messieurs Pritchardand Hall, respectively requesting to be appointed printers to the Convention, were read.
On motion of Stephen Chambers, seconded by William M'Pherson, The Convention proceeded to elect a printer; the ballots being taken, it appeared that Messieurs Hall and Sellers were duly elected.
On motion of Stephen Balliott, seconded by John Hubley, Ordered, That a number of copies of the Minutes of this Convention be printed in German.
On motion of Benjamin Rush, seconded by John Arndt, Ordered, That Mr. Steiner be directed to print the German copies.
On motion of Thomas M'Kean, seconded by John Hubley, Ordered, That the number of English copies be 3000, the number of German 2000.
On motion, Ordered, That the President be directed to draw on the treasurer, in favor of the secretary, for the sum of one hundreddollars, to enable him to defray the contingent expenses of the Convention, he to be accountable.
On motion of Robert Whitehill, seconded by Abraham Lincoln, to add to the 12th rule of this Convention the following words, viz.: "Any member shall have a right to enter the reasons of his vote on the Minutes on the general question, viz., Whether this Convention will assent to and ratify the Constitution submitted to their consideration?" The question being put, the yeas and nays were called by John Smilie and Robert Whitehill, and were as follow.
22 John Andre Hanna NAYS 
9 Samuel Ashmead 10 Enoch Edwards
42 Frederick A. Muhlenberg
44 Benjamin Elliott So it was determined in the negative.
The original question being then put, viz., "Will this Convention now proceed to consider the Constitution (submitted to their consideration by articles?"
It was carried in the affirmative.
The Convention then proceeded to consider the first Article, and after some debate, Adjourned until ten o'clock tomorrow, A. M.