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title:“Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention”
date written:1787-12-13

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"Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 603. Print.

Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention (December 13, 1787)

Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
The committee appointed to draft a Form of Ratification made report of the following, viz.:
"In the Name of the PEOPLE of Pennsylvania.
"BE IT KNOWN UNTO ALL MEN, —That We, the Delegates of the PEOPLE of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Convention assembled, have assented to and ratified, and by these Presents DO, in the Name and by the Authority of the same PEOPLE, and for ourselves, assent to and ratify the foregoing Constitution for the UNITED STATES of AMERICA."
By special order, this Form was taken up for a second reading, and adopted.
The Convention then proceeded (agreeably to the resolution of yesterday) to the courthouse, where the above Ratification was publicly read.

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