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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)
11 (2015)

II. The Maryland General Assembly calls a state convention, 23 November-1 December 1787,   pp. 68-100


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II. STATE CONVENTION CALLED
that the said elections be conducted agreeably to the mode and con-
formably with the rules and regulations prescribed for electing mem-
bers to serve in the house of delegates.
RESOLVED, That the delegates to be elected to serve in the state con-
vention, shall, at the time of election, be citizens of the state, and ac-
tually residing therein for three years next preceding the election, res-
idents of the county where they shall be elected twelve months next
preceding the election, and be of twenty-one years of age.)
RESOLVED, That the persons so elected to serve in the said conven-
tion, do assemble on Monday the twenty-first day of April next, at the
city of Annapolis, there to take into consideration the aforesaid con-
stitution, and if approved of by them, finally to ratify in behalf and on
the part of this state, and make report thereof to the United States in
congress assembled.3
(RESOLVED, That the sheriffs in the respective counties, the mayor,
recorder and aldermen, or any three of them, in the city of Annapolis,
the commissioners of Baltimore-town, or any three of them, shall and
they are hereby required to give immediate notice by advertisements
to the people of the counties, city of Annapolis and Baltimore-town, of
the time, place and purpose, of the elections as aforesaid.) ...
1. Votes and Proceedings of the House of Delegates, 12-13. The Baltimore Maryland Gazette,
30 November, printed the text in angle brackets, along with some of the proceedings
from the House of Delegates' journal for 27 November. The Baltimore Maryland Gazette
version was reprinted in whole or in part in the Maryland Chronicle, 5 December; Penn-
sylvania Packet, 7 December; Carlisle Gazette, 12 December; New York Journal, 17 December;
and Charleston City Gazette, 12 January 1788.
2. At this point the account in the Baltimore Maryland Gazette, 30 November, reads:
"On motion, Resolved, nemine contradicente, That the proceedings of the Federal Con-
vention, transmitted to the General Assembly, through the medium of Congress, be sub-
mitted to a Convention of the people of this State for their full and free investigation
and decision."
3. The Baltimore Maryland Gazette, 30 November, did not print this version of the
resolution, but it did print the revised version of the resolution and the roll-call vote
adopting the resolution, which it took from the House of Delegates proceedings of 27
November (RCS:Md., 77, 78n).
House of Delegates Proceedings, Tuesday, 27 November 1787
(excerpts)'
The house met. Present the same members as on yesterday. The pro-
ceedings of yesterday were read.
On motion, the question was put, That the third resolution agreed
to on yesterday, and which follows in these words: RESOLVED, That the
persons so elected to serve in the said convention, do assemble on
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