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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)
(2013)

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


Page 996

RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION (SECOND SESSION)
Little Compton
Warren
Cumberland
Richmond
Cranston
Hopkinton
Johnston
No. Providence
Barrington
Foster
A.
A.
A.
A.
A
A
N
N
N.
N.
N.
N
N
N
N.
A
A.
N.
N
Captn. William Ladd         A.
Captn. John Davis           A.
Benjamin Bosworth Esqr.     A
Mr. Samuel Pearce           A
John S. Dexter              A
Levi Ballou Esqr.           A
James Sheldon Esqr.         N.
Mr. Thomas James.           N.
Peter Stone Esqr.           N
Jonathan Sprague junr. Esqr.  N.
Mr. John Brown              A.
Col. Jesse Maxson.          A.
Noah Matthewson Esqr.       N
Mr. William B. King         N.
Elisha Brown Esqr.          N
Mr. Eseck Esten.            N
Col. Thomas Allen           A
Samuel Allen Esqr.          A.
Captn. William Howard       N
John Williams Esqr.         N
Honble. Danl. Owen Esqr. President-
& Danl. Updike Secry.-
1. MS, Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts, Mss 9003, 3:130, RHi. The anno-
tation that precedes the names of the delegates appears to be on the 26 May vote to
adjourn. An "A" indicates a vote against adjournment, while an "N" indicates a vote in
favor of adjournment. The 36 to 29 vote yields a majority of seven against adjournment.
The Convention Proceedings (RCS:R.I., 987) give the majority as six while the Newport
Herald, 27 May (RCS:R.I., 1004), put the majority at nine against adjournment. The an-
notation that follows the names of the delegates is on the vote to ratify the Constitution
in which an "A" indicates a vote to adopt the Constitution and an "N" indicates a vote
against ratification. The final vote on ratification was 34 to 32. No annotation appears
for those delegates who did not vote.
2. The names of the New Shoreham delegates "Captn. Edwd. Hull" and "Col. Ray
Sands" were also written in the margin and then crossed out. Hull and Sands probably
did not attend the May session of the Convention.
Rhode Island Form of Ratification and Amendments, 29 May 17901
[The United States Constitution with the names of the signers and
the 17 September 1787 resolutions of the Constitutional Convention
appear here. See RCS:R.I., 322-34, for the text.]
Ratification of the Constitution by the Convention of the
State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations.
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