Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
The Delaware General Assembly, 24 October-10 November 1787, pp. 111-150
112 General Assembly, Wednesday, 24 October House Proceedings, A.M., 24 October On motion, Resolved, That Mr. Porter, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Clayton, be a Committee of Elections and Privileges for the ensuing Year; and that they have power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records. - 8B General Assembly, Thursday, 25 October House Proceedings, A.M., 25 October The Committee of Elections and Privileges made a report, which was read, and approved as follows: That there is no return of Members elected to serve as Representatives in Assembly, from the County of Sussex; and as business of the utmost consequence to the Happiness, Prosperity, and Existence of this State, is now depending before the House, they suggest the necessity of conducting the same in such manner, as would be most conducive to unani- mity and concord; and therefore conceive it necessary, that an enquiry should be made why the returns of the Election, for the said County of Sussex, have not been transmitted to this House; or that measures be adopted to compel the Sheriff of that County to make his returns, as speedily as possible, if an Election has been held; that the business of this State may be transacted with the utmost strength, harmony, and expedition.
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