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title:“New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury”
date written:1787-12-18

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"New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury." Trenton Mercury 1787-12-18 : . 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. 183-84. Print.
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New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury (December 18, 1787)

The Convention met. Present as before.
Agreeably to the resolution of yesterday, the Federal Constitution was again read; and, after debating thereon, the general question, viz., "Whether this Convention, in the name and in behalf of the people of this state, do ratify and confirm the said Constitution?" was put; which was determined in the affirmative unanimously.
On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Brearley, Mr. Witherspoon, Mr. Neilson, Mr. Beatty, and Mr. Hunter be a committee for drawing up the Form of the Ratification of the proposed Constitution, on the part of this state.
On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Bowen and Mr. Whillden be a committee for the purpose of reporting a state of the expenses attending the business of this Convention.
The Convention adjourned to six o'clock this evening.
Convention Proceedings, Tuesday, P. M., 18 December The Convention met. Present as before.
Mr. Brearley, from the committee appointed for drawing up the Form of the Ratification, reported, that they had, agreeably to the order of the Convention, drawn up a Form, which, being read and amended, was agreed to as follows:
On motion, Resolved, That the secretary be directed to cause two copies of the Federal Constitution, together with the Form of the Ratification, etc. as agreed to, engrossed on parchment, in a neat and correct manner, to be laid before the Convention tomorrow morning, for the purpose of signature; one for the Congress of the United States, and the other to be deposited among the archives of this state.
The Convention adjourned till tomorrow morning ten o'clock.

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