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Jensen, Merrill (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut
(1978)

VI. The Connecticut Convention, 3-9 January 1788,   pp. 535-562


Page 562

562                              CONNECTICUT/9 JAN.
Sami H. Parsons                  Jeremiah West
Ebenr White                      Samuel Chapman
Hezh Goodrich                    Ichabod Warner
Dyar Throop                      Samuel Carver
Jabez Chapman                    Jeremiah Ripley
Cornelius Higgins                Ephraim Root
Hezekiah Brainerd                John Phelps
Theophilus Morgan                Isaac Foot
Hezh. Lane                       Abijah Sessions
William Hart                     Caleb Holt
Saml. Shipman                    Seth Crocker
State of Connecticut, ss. Hartford January ninth Anno Domini one
thousand, seven hundred and eighty eight. The foregoing Ratifica-
tion was agreed to, and signed as above, by one hundred and twenty
eight, and dissented to by forty Delegates in Convention, which is a
Majority of eighty eight.
Certified by Matthew Griswold, President.
Teste Jedidiah Strong Secretary
1. Engrossed MS (LT), RG 11, Certificates of Ratification of the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. . . , 1787-92, DNA. The Form retained by the state has not
been located. For a photographic copy of the Form sent to Congress, see Mfm:Conn.
70. The text of the Form of Ratification was printed eight times in Connecticut
and thirteen other times from Massachusetts to Georgia by 28 February.
Matthew Griswold, President of the Convention
to the President of Congress, Hartford, January'
I herewith transmit enclosed to you the Ratification of' the Con-
vention of delegates from the several towns in the State of Connecti-
cut held at Hartford on the 3rd day of January instant (pursuant to
a resolve of the legislature of the state at the sessions of their General
Assembly held at New Haven on the second Thursday of October
1787) adopting the Federal Constitution of civil government for
the United States of America composed by the Convention held
at Philadelphia on the 17th of September last for that purpose which
Ratification is subscribed by a great majority of all the delegates
appointed by the State of Connecticut to deliberate upon the matters
aforesaid. This state will undoubtedly do all in their power to pro-
mote the establishment of so salutary a plan of government.
1. RC, RG 11, Certificates of Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of
Rights. . . , 1787-92, DNA. The letter was endorsed by Roger Alden, the dleputy
secretary -of Congress, as read on 22 January.
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