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

Convention expenses, 7 December 1787,   pp. 288-290


Page 290

Benjamin Crooks, Messenger or Doorkeeper
To five days attendance as messenger
or doorkeeper for the Convention
To ringing the bell, five days
TOTAL
Elizabeth Battell, Innkeeper
To the use of a room, firewood,
and candles for five days for
the Convention
TOTAL
TOTAL EXPENSES
e 1. 17.6
0. 18.9
£ 2. 16.3
£ 2. 10.0
£131. 12.3
1. This list of Convention expenses has been compiled
from pay vouchers found in the Executive Papers, 1787,
Convention for Ratifying the United States Constitution--
Accounts, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs,
Department of State, With the exception 4
of the President of the Convention (James Latimer) who
received 18/ per diem, each delegate was allotted 12/ per
diem and 8d per mile.  The clerk Of the Convention received
12/ per diem, while the messenger or doorkeeper obtained 7/6.
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