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title:“New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury”
date written:1787-12-19

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"New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury." Trenton Mercury 1787-12-19 : . 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. 186. Print.

New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury (December 19, 1787)

Agreeably to the resolve of yesterday, the before mentioned copies were produced for the purpose of signature. Whereupon all the members of the Convention present proceeded to subscribe their names thereto and the secretary to attest the same.
After which it was resolved that the Convention should go in procession to the courthouse the same day at one o'clock, and that the secretary be directed to read the Ratification of the Constitution in the hearing of the people.
The Convention accordingly one o'clock went in procession from the place of their sitting to the courthouse, preceded by Captain [Bernard] Hanlon's well-disciplined light infantry company, completely uniformed and accoutred, and joined by the judges of the supreme and inferior courts, and other magistrates, the attorney general, and the gentlemen of the town and vicinity; where, after proclamation made, the Ratification of the new Constitution was read by the secretary amidst the acclamations and huzzas of the people. After which, fifteen rounds were fired by Captain Hanlon's company; thirteen of which were for the United States of America, and a volunteer for each of the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania, they being the only states which, with this state, have as yet ratified the new Federal Constitution. The procession returned in the same order.
The Convention resolved that the Ratification, etc., as agreed to by them, should be delivered by the President of the Convention to the President of Congress, in Congress assembled; and that the duplicate thereof should be delivered by the secretary to the Governor of this state for the purpose of being lodged among the archives of the state.

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