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

Act altering the place of election in Sussex County and calling a new election, 9-10 November 1787,   pp. 172-175


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State as are intitled to vote for Representatives to the
General Assembly, that they choose suitable Persons to
serve as Deputies in a State Convention for the Purpose
of deliberating and determining on the Constitution for
the future Government of The United States, as proposed
by the Convention of Deputies from the said States lately
assembled at the City of Philadelphia, that is, Ten
Deputies from each County of this State;
And whereas it is apprehended by the present General
Assembly, that a Repetition of Violence and Tumult at
such ensuing Elections in Sussex County, so as aforesaid
ordered and recommended, will be probably prevented by
altering the Place of Election in that County, and appointing
a more central Situation for holding the said Elections
at, other than the Court-House in the Town of Lewes:
Therefore be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Delaware, that it shall and may be lawful to and for the
Freemen and Inhabitants of the said County of Sussex, to
meet on Monday the Twenty Sixth Day of this Instant
November, at the House of Robert Griffith at Deep-Creek
Furnace, usually called Vaughan's Furnace, and then and
there choose their seven Representatives to serve them in
the House of Assembly, and one Member to serve them in


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