Log In Register

Source & Citation Info

title:“Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention - P.M”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1787-12-12

permanent link
to this version:
https://consource.org/document/journal-notes-of-the-pennsylvania-ratification-convention-pm-1787-12-12/20130122080351/
last updated:Jan. 22, 2013, 8:03 a.m. UTC
retrieved:Dec. 14, 2019, 2:49 a.m. UTC

transcription
citation:
"Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention - P.M." 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. 588-91. Print.

Journal Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention - P.M (December 12, 1787)

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, And resumed the consideration of the remaining articles of the proposed Constitution.
Petitions from sundry inhabitants of the county of Cumberland, praying that the proposed Constitution may not be adopted without amendments, etc. were read, and Ordered to lie on the table.
It was moved by Robert Whitehill, and seconded by William Findley,
"That this Convention do adjourn until the ____ day of ____ next, to meet in the city of Philadelphia, in order that the propositions for amending the proposed Constitution may be considered by the people of this state, that we may have an opportunity of knowing what amendments or alterations may be proposed by the other states, and that these propositions, together with such other amendments as may be proposed by other states, may be offered to Congress, and taken into consideration by the United States, before the proposed Constitution shall be finally ratified."
The question being put, the yeas and nays were called by John Smilie and Stephen Chambers, and were as follow.
YEAS [23]
I John Whitehill
2 John Harris
3 John Reynolds
4 Robert Whitehill
5 Jonathan Hoge
6 Nicholas Lutz
7 John Ludwig
8 Abraham Lincoln
9 John Bishop
10 Joseph Heister
11 James Martin
12 Joseph Powell
13 William Findley
14 John Baird
15 William Todd
16 James Marshall
17 James Edgar
18 Nathaniel Breading
19 John Smilie
20 Richard Bard
21 William Brown
22 Adam Orth
23 John A. Hanna NAYS [46]
1 George Latimer
2 Benjamin Rush
3 Hilary Baker
4 James Wilson
5 Thomas M'Kean
6 William M'Pherson
7 John Hunn
8 George Gray
9 Samuel Ashmead
10 Enoch Edwards
11 Henry Wynkoop
12 John Barclay
13 Thomas Yardley
14 Abraham Stout
15 Thomas Bull
16 Anthony Wayne
17 William Gibbons
18 Richard Downing
19 Thomas Cheney
20 John Hannum
21 Stephen Chambers
22 Robert Coleman
23 Sebastian Graff
24 John Hubley
25 Jasper Yeates
26 Henry Slagle
27 Thomas Campbell
28 Thomas Hartley
29 David Grier
30 John Black
31 Benjamin Pedan
32 John Arndt
33 Stephen Balliott
34 Joseph Horsefield
35 David Deshler
36 William Wilson
37 John Boyd
38 Thomas Scott
39 John Nevill
40 John Allison
41 Jonathan Roberts
42 John Richards
43 Frederick A. Muhlenberg
44 James Morris
45 Timothy Pickering
46 Benjamin Elliott So it was negatived.
On motion of Thomas Hartley, seconded by Stephen Chambers,
The original question, as moved by Mr. M'Kean, viz.: "Will this Convention assent to and ratify the Constitution agreed to on the 17th of September last, by the Convention of the United States of America, held in Philadelphia?" was put.
The yeas and nays were called by John Smilie and Jasper Yeates, and are as follow.
YEAS [46]
1 George Latimer
2 Benjamin Rush
3 Hilary Baker
4 James Wilson
5 Thomas M'Kean
6 William M'Pherson
7 John Hunn
8 George Gray
9 Samuel Ashmead
10 Enoch Edwards
11 Henry Wynkoop
12 John Barclay
13 Thomas Yardley
14 Abraham Stout
15 Thomas Bull
16 Anthony Wayne
17 William Gibbons
18 Richard Downing
19 Thomas Cheyney
20 John Hannum
21 Stephen Chambers
22 Robert Coleman
23 Sebastian Graff
24 John Hubley
25 Jasper Yeates
26 Henry Slagle
27 Thomas Campbell
28 Thomas Hartley
29 David Grier
30 John Black
31 Benjamin Pedan
32 John Arndt
33 Stephen Balliott
34 Joseph Horsefield
35 David Deshler
36 William Wilson
37 John Boyd
38 Thomas Scott
39 John Nevill
40 John Allison
41 Jonathan Roberts
42 John Richards
43 Frederick A. Muhlenberg
44 James Morris
45 Timothy Pickering
46 Benjamin Elliott NAYS [23]
1 John Whitehill
2 John Harris
3 John Reynolds
4 Robert Whitehill
5 Jonathan Hoge
6 Nicholas Lutz
7 John Ludwig
8 Abraham Lincoln
9 John Bishop
10 Joseph Heister
11 James Martin
12 Joseph Powell
13 William Findley
14 John Baird
15 William Todd
16 James Marshall
17 James Edgar
18 Nathaniel Breading
19 John Smilie
20 Richard Bard
21 William Brown
22 Adam Orth
23 John Andre Hanna
1
So it was carried in the affirmative.
Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, Mr. M'Kean, and Mr. Yeates be a committee to prepare and report a Form of Ratification.
Ordered, That the secretary have the Constitution, and the ratification of it, engrossed on parchment, an original and a duplicate.
On motion of Thomas M'Kean, seconded by Stephen Chambers,
2
Resolved, That this Convention will proceed in a body tomorrow, at twelve o'clock, to the courthouse, where the ratification of the Constitution shall be publicly read and that the honorable the Supreme Executive Council be requested to attend the procession, and to make the necessary arrangements for announcing this ratification to the People.
Adjourned until half past nine o'clock tomorrow, A. M.

Resource Metadata

Type

Date

1787-12-12

Authors

  • Unknown

Collections

Annotations (2)