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Ratification of the Constitution by the states. Microform supplement: Delaware
([1978])

Pennsylvania packet, 29 June 1787,   p. 24


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24
Pennsylvania Packet, 29 June 1787
From the Delaware Gazette.
MR. CRAIG.
You are requested to give the following grievances
a place in your useful paper, and oblige several
of your                             CUSTOMERS.
1. That this little and poor state should be at
the expence of maintaining 5 delegates to the foederal
convention, when three are sufficient, and probably
would do the business as well.
2. That 4 of these delegates are members of the
assembly, whose absence has occasioned an enormous
expence to the state by the necessity of adjourning the
legislature, and holding another session.
3. That the officer, whose duty it was, returned
an improper person on the jury, at the late court of
Oyer for this county by which the proceedings of the
court were overset, and an expence of 150. or 200.
uselessly incurred by an adjournment.
4. That the judges should not have avoided the
expence mentioned in the preceding article, by
adjourning the court from day to day till they had
sufficiently considered the point of law, which most
people think not a very abstruse one.


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