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title:“Timoleon: On The Convention's Response To The Petitions”
date written:1787-12-4

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Timoleon, . "Timoleon: On The Convention's Response To The Petitions." 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. 108. Print.
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Timoleon: On The Convention's Response To The Petitions (December 4, 1787)

At a meeting of the state Convention, the Whigs of Sussex signified by a memorial what had happened without expressing any desire to incommode that body in ratifying the Federal Constitution, but merely as preparatory to their intended remonstrance against the election of representatives at the next meeting of the legislature. The Convention agreed that they had no powers to send for witnesses for a formal inquiry into the legality of the Sussex election; and that, if they had, it would only be wasting time as all were agreed in ratifying the Federal Constitution; and it could be an object with nobody to set the election aside. The members returned from Sussex were therefore permitted to answer for their county, and the new Constitution was ratified by a unanimous vote.

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