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title:“Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings”
date written:1787-12-15

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"Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Merrill Jensen. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 615. Print.

Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings (December 15, 1787)

The state Convention being assembled on Saturday, the committee to whom was referred the proposals for ceding a tract of ten miles square in the county of Philadelphia, etc. made a report, which was as follows:
This report was objected to, as well with respect to the authority of the Convention to make the cession, as to the propriety of offering the public buildings for the accommodation of the future Congress, but it was finally adopted. The accounts of the Convention being then arranged, and the warrants for allowance delivered to the members, Mr. M'Kean moved that thanks be given to the President for the able and faithful discharge of his duty, which was accordingly agreed to, and Mr. Muhlenberg, returned his acknowledgments for this testimony of approbation, which he added was the highest reward he could receive for this or any other service he might render his fellow citizens. The Convention then adjourned sine die.

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