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title:“Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention”
date written:1787-12-14

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"Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Merrill Jensen. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 610-11. Print.

Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention (December 14, 1787)

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.
It was moved by James Wilson, and seconded by Hilary Baker,
That when the Constitution, proposed by the late General Convention shall have been organized, this commonwealth will cede to the Congress the jurisdiction over any place in Pennsylvania} not exceeding ten miles square, which, with the consent of the inhabitants, the Congress may choose for the seat of the government of the United States.
On motion of Anthony Wayne, seconded by Thomas Bull, Ordered, That a committee be appointed, to take the foregoing motion into consideration, and make report thereon.
The committee agreed on consists of Mr. Wilson, Mr. M'Pherson, Mr. Gray, Mr. Wynkoop, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Wayne, Mr. Grier, Mr. Morris, and Mr. Pickering.
On motion of George Gray, seconded by William M'Pherson,
The petitions relative to the cession of a district to the Congress, for the seat of the general government, were read a second time, and referred to the above committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Baker, Mr. Balliott and Mr. Hoge be a committeeof accounts, that they ascertain the mileage of each member, and such other expenses as are to be provided for by this Convention.
Adjourned until half after nine o'clock tomorrow, A. M.

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