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title:“New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury”
date written:1787-12-12

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"New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury." Trenton Mercury 1787-12-12 : . 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. 179-80. Print.
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New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury (December 12, 1787)

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. Present as before, together with John Chetwood, Samuel Hay, and David Crane, delegates from the county of Essex; Whitten Cripps and Edmund Wetherby, two of the delegates from the county of Salem; and Robert Hoops, one of the delegates from the county of Sussex.
Mr. Beatty, from the committee, reported, that the following persons, viz., John Fell, Peter Zabriskie, Cornelius Hennion, John Chetwood, Samuel Hay, David Crane, John Neilson, John Beatty, Benjamin Manning, Samuel Breese, William Crawford, John Witherspoon, Jacob R. Hardenbergh, Frederick Frelinghuysen, Thomas Reynolds, George Anderson, Joshua M. Wallace, Richard Howell, Andrew Hunter, Benjamin Whitall, Whitten Cripps, Edmund Wetherby, Jesse Hand, Jeremiah Eldredge, Matthew Whillden, John Stevens, David Brearley, Joshua Corshon, William Windes, William Woodhull, John J. Faesch, David Potter, Jonathan Bowen, Eli Elmer, Robert Ogden, Thomas Anderson, and Robert Hoops have been duly elected, agreeably to the resolution of the legislature passed on the 29th of October last.
To which report the Convention agreed.
Elisha Lawrence, one of the delegates from the county of Monmouth, produced a certificate of his being duly elected; which being read and approved, he took his seat in Convention. The Convention proceeded to the choice of a president, by ballot, when the Honorable John Stevens, Esquire, was elected.
The Convention then proceeded to the choice of a secretary, also by ballot, when Samuel-Witham Stockton, Esquire, was elected.
William Rogers was appointed doorkeeper.
Mr. Brearley, Mr. Hardenbergh, and Mr. Neilson were appointed a committee to draw up and report rules for the government of this Convention during their sitting.
The Convention adjourned till tomorrow morning ten o'clock.

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