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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
(1976)

A. The assembly calls the state convention,   pp. 58-111


Page 58

I. ASSEMBLY AND CONSTITUTION
A. THE ASSEMBLY CALLS
THE STATE CONVENTION
The Pennsylvania Assembly
Monday
17 September 1787
Assembly Proceedings'
A letter from the honorable the members representing this state
in the Federal Convention was read; and on motion, and by special
order, the same was read the second time, as follows, viz.:
"Philadelphia, 17th September, 1787
"Sir: The Convention having decided on the form of a Constitu-
tion, to be recommended to the consideration of the United States,
we take the earliest moment to communicate this important intelli-
gence to the Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and to
request you would inform that Honorable House, that we shall be
ready to report to them at such time and place as they may direct.
"With perfect respect, we have the honor to be, sir, your most
obedient and humble servants, B. Franklin, Robert Morris, Thomas
Mifflin, George Clymer, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Fitzsimons, Gover-
neur Morris, James Wilson."
Whereupon on motion of Thomas Fitzsimons, seconded by Adam
Hubley,
Ordered, That eleven o'clock tomorrow morning be assigned for
receiving the said report.
Adjourned until half past nine o'clock tomorrow, A.M.
1. The Assembly Proceedings, taken from the Minutes, are cited by date only.
The account in Thomas Lloyd's Debates (Mfm:Pa. 45) is not printed here because
it is almost identical with the Proceedings. For a description by an assemblyman,
see Jacob Hiltzheimer Diary, 17 September, Mfm:Pa. 46.
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