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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, 1 DECEMBER 1787
4. For the text of the resolutions drafted by the Senate but apparently never sent to
the House of Delegates, see Senate Proceedings, 26 November (RCS:Md., 72-73).
House of Delegates Proceedings, Saturday, 1 December 1787
(excerpts)'
... John Smith, Esquire, from the senate, delivers to Mr. Speaker....
And a petition from the inhabitants of Baltimore-town, in favour of the
federal constitution recommended to the consideration of the people,
endorsed; "By the senate, December 1, 1787: Read and referred to the
consideration of the house of delegates.
"By order,               J. DORSEY, clk."
Which was read....
Daniel Carroll, Esquire, from the senate, delivers to Mr. Speaker the
resolutions respecting the state convention for taking into considera-
tion the federal constitution, endorsed; "By the senate, December 1,
1787: Read and assented to.
"By order,                 J. DORSEY, clk."2
On motion, ORDERED, That the printer to this state be directed to
print immediately two thousand copies of the proceedings of the federal
convention, transmitted to the general assembly through the medium of
congress, and of the resolutions of the general assembly thereon, to be
distributed for the information of the citizens of this state.
ORDERED, That the printer in Frederick-town be directed to translate
into the German language the proceedings of the federal convention,
transmitted to the general assembly through the medium of congress,
and of the resolutions of the general assembly thereon, and to print
three hundred copies in that language, and that the said copies be
equally distributed in Frederick, Washington, and Baltimore counties....
1. Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates, 17, 18.
2. The resolutions adopted by the House of Delegates on 27 November and finally
agreed to by the Senate on 1 December are printed immediately below.
Resolutions Calling a State Convention, 1 December 17871
By the HOUSE of DELEGATES, November 27, 1787.
RESOLVED, NOMINE CONTRADICENTE, That it be recommended to
the people of this state, to submit the proceedings of the federal con-
vention, transmitted to the general assembly through the medium of
congress, to a convention of the people, for their full and free inves-
tigation and decision.
RESOLVED, That it be recommended to such of the inhabitants of this
state as are entitled to vote for delegates in the general assembly,2 to
meet in their respective counties, the city of Annapolis and Baltimore-
town, on the first Monday in April next, at the several places fixed by
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