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Kaminski, John P.; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Reid, Jonathan M.; Flamingo, Margaret R.; Lannér-Cusin, Johanna E.; Fields, David P.; Conley, Patrick T.; Moore, Timothy D. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Rhode Island (3)

VIII. The Rhode Island Convention second session, 24-29 May 1790,   pp. 984-1012

Page 987

The house then adjourned to 9 o clock Tomorrow morng-
[26 May 1790]
The house met according to adjournmt-
[At this point, according to the Newport Herald, 27 May (RCS:R.I.,
1004), a motion was made to adopt the Constitution.]
moved By Mr. [Job] Combstock That this Convention do adjourn
for a Short time
moved by the house that the Propriety of the Motion be determined
by the President who says it is in order agreable to the rules and orders
of the house-
The Question being then put adjourn or not it passed in the Negative
by Majority of Six2-
The house Adjourned to 3 o clock P.M.
The House then met according to adjournmt. and the constitution
of the Federal Goverment being read.-and the Amendmts. proposed
by this State3 &c
Voted that the former Comnttee from the several Counties in this State
(Mr. Giles Slocum being Chose in the room of Mr. Ray Sands who is
Absent)4 do proceed to make such further amendmts to the Sd. Pro-
posed Federal Constitution-as they shall think Expedient agreeable
to the Instructions from the several Towns5-and that they report
The House then adjourned Tomorrow morng 9. o clock Then to
meet at the Revd. Mr. Thurston's Meeting house in this Town-
[27 May 1790]
The house Met at the Baptist Meeting house in Newport on the 27th.
day of May inst. according to adjournmt.-and previous to the Open-
ing of the business of the day the Reved. Mr. Thurston made a Prayer
Suitable to the Occation6
The report of the Coitee being received and read the following
amendment was agreed on in Addition to those Amendmts. agreed to
at the first Meeting of this Convention at South Kingston in March
Last.-and which Amendmt. is entered on the Original Amendment

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