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Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
[3A] ([1978])

Collins, Thomas
Proclamation by President Thomas Collins, Monday, 1 October 1787,   pp. 33-34


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Proclamation by President Thomas Collins, Monday, 1 October
1787'
By his Excellency Thomas Collins Esqr. President,
Captain-General and Commander in Chief of the Delaware
State
A Proclamation
Whereas information hath been given to me on oath
of certain riotous, disorderly and illegal proceedings
of a number of persons, inhabitants of the County of
Sussex, in exciting commotions and disturbances to the
hindrance of the annual Electicn of the said County: And
whereas all such doings are prejudicial to the peace and
welfare of the State, and tend greatly to the manifest
injury of the Community; and I, being willing and desirous
to support good Government, and the rights of the freemen
of this State, do therefore, with the advice of the
Privy-Council strictly enjoin and require all officers both
civil and military, and all other the Citizens of this
State within the said County to be aiding and assisting
to the Sheriff and other Judges of the said Election in
suppressing and quelling all Rioters and Persons unlawfully
attempting to interrupt the same: And all persons


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