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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 6: 10 May to 13 September 1788
18 (1995)

Commentaries on the Constitution: public and private,   pp. [1]-367


Page 367

13 SEPTEMBER, CC:845
United States in Cohgrefs
affembled,
SEPTEMBER 13, 1788.
HEREAS the Convention affembled in Philadelphia,
purfuant to the Refolution of Congrefs of the 24ik
February, 1787, did,on the I7th of September in the
fame year, report to the United States in Congrefs
hftembled, a Conflitution for the People of the United States;
whereupon Congrefs, on the 28th of the fame September, did re-
folve unanimoufly, " That the faid report, with the Refolutions
and Letter accompanying the fame, be tranfinitted to the feveral
Legiflattres, in order to be fabmitted to a Convention of Delegates
chofen in each State by the people thereof, in conformity to the
Refolves of the Convention made and provided in that cafe :" And
whereas the Conftitution fo reported by the Convention, and by
Congrefs tranfmitted to the feveral Legiflatures, has been ratified.in
the manner therein decldred to be fufficient for the eftablifhment of
the fame, and fuch Ratifications duly authenticated have been rea
ceived by Congrefs, and are filed in the Office of the Secretary-
therefore,
RESOLVED, That the firft Wednefday in January next,
be the day for appointing Eleftors ih the feveral States, which beA
fore the faid day fhall have ratifiedthe faidConftitution; thatthefirft
Wednefday in February next, be the day for the Eletors to affem&
ble in their rcfpeftive States, and vote for a Prefident; and that the
firft Wednefday in March next, be the time, and the prefent Seat
ofCongrefs the place for commencing Proceedings under the faid
Conflitution.
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