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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Moore, Timothy D. (Historian); Lannér-Cusin, Johanna E.; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Reid, Jonathan M.; Flamingo, Margaret R.; Fields, David P. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Maryland (1)
(2015)

II. The Maryland General Assembly calls a state convention, 23 November-1 December 1787,   pp. 68-100


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LEGISLATURE, 29 NOVEMBER 1787
by them, or a majority of them, finally to ratify the same in behalf and
on the part of this state, and make report thereof to the United States
in congress assembled.
RESOLVED, That the delegates to be elected for Baltimore-town be
residents of the said town, and the delegates to be elected for Baltimore
county be residents of the said county, out of the limits of Baltimore-
town.
By order,                W. HARWOOD, clk.
Which were read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
On motion, ORDERED, That the aforegoing resolutions be taken into
consideration on to-morrow....
1. Votes and Proceedings of the Senate, 6.
Senate Proceedings, Wednesday, 28 November 1787 (excerpt)'
. .. The senate having assumed the consideration of the order of the
day, it was moved and seconded, that a committee be appointed to
prepare a message to the house of delegates on the subject thereof.
RESOLVED, That George Gale, Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, and
John Hall, Esquires, be a committee for the same....
1. Votes and Proceedings of the Senate, 6.
House of Delegates Proceedings, Thursday, 29 November 1787
(excerpt)'
. .. The house proceeded to take into consideration the order of the
day,2 and after some time spent therein, it is postponed for further
consideration till to-morrow morning.
The house adjourns till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.
1. Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates, 16.
2. On 23 November the House of Delegates passed a resolution requesting that Mary-
land's delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 appear before the House on
29 November "to give this house information of the proceedings of the said convention"
(RCS:Md., 70).
Maryland's Constitutional Convention Delegates
Address the State House of Delegates, 29 November 1787
When the Maryland legislature elected delegates to the Constitutional Con-
vention, it required the delegates "to report the proceedings of the said con-
vention, and any act agreed to therein, to the next session of the general
assembly" (Appendix II, especially RCS:Md., 805). The delegates transmitted
a copy of the Constitution to Governor William Smallwood, who sent it to the
legislature on 24 November. The preceding day the House of Delegates had
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