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title:“New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury”
date written:1787-12-20

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"New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury." Trenton Mercury 1787-12-20 : . 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. 187-88. Print.
Microfilm, New Jersey State Library, Trenton, N.J.

New Jersey Convention Proceedings: Trenton Mercury (December 20, 1787)

The Convention met. Present as before.
On motion, Resolved unanimously, That it is the opinion of thisConvention that the State of New Jersey should offer a cession to Congress of a district, not exceeding ten miles square, for the seat of the government of the United States over which they may exercise exclusive legislation.
The report of the committee appointed for the purpose of reporting a state of the expenses, etc., being again read and amended, was agreed to as follows:
"That the State of New Jersey is indebted to the several persons herein named as follows, viz.:
"To Samuel-Witham Stockton, Esquire, secretary to the Convention, the sum of fourteen shillings per day for each day he shall have attended during the sitting of the Convention, and the sum of four pence per sheet, reckoning ninety words to the sheet, for entering the Minutes of the proceedings of the Convention fair in the Journals, and at the like rate for a copy thereof for the printer; and that he produce a certificate thereof, signed by the President of the Convention, to the legislature at their next sitting for allowance.
"To ditto, for parchment and other stationery, the sum of three pounds twelve shillings.
"To ditto, for cash paid to clerks for making two fair copies of the Federal Constitution, with the act and resolution of the legislature, etc., and the Ratification of the said Constitution, at six dollars each, the sum of four pounds ten shillings.
"To Francis Witt, for the use ofa room and for firewood during the sitting of the Convention, the sum of four pounds two shillings.
"To William Rogers, for his attendance as doorkeeper to the Convention, the sum of two pounds ten shillings.
Matthew Whillden"
On motion, Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Convention be presented to the President for his able and faithful discharge of the duties of the chair.
On motion, Resolved unanimously, That the President be requested to present the thanks of this Convention to the Reverend Mr. [James Francis] Armstrong for his attendance and services during their sitting.
On motion, Resolved, That this Convention do now dissolve; whereupon the President dissolved the Convention accordingly.

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