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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. 185-86. Print.
Microfilm, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.

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

The Convention met. Present as before.
Mr. Whillden, from the committee appointed for the purpose of reporting a state of the expenses, etc., made their report; which was ordered to lie on the table for consideration.
The secretary, agreeably to the order of yesterday, laid before the Convention two copies of the Federal Constitution, etc., together with the Form of the Ratification as agreed to, engrossed on parchment, for the purpose of signature; whereupon the members of Convention proceeded to subscribe their names thereto, and the secretary to attest the same, in the following order:
Resolved, That the Convention go in procession to the courthouse this day at one o'clock, and that the secretary be directed to read the Ratification of the Constitution in the hearing of the people, which was done accordingly. Resolved, That the Ratification of the Federal Constitution, as agreed to and signed by this Convention, be delivered by the President of this Convention to the President of Congress in Congress assembled.
The Convention adjourned to six o'clock this evening.

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