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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


Page 77

LEGISLATURE, 27 NOVEMBER 1787
Monday the twenty-first day of April next at the city of Annapolis, there
to take into consideration the aforesaid constitution, 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; be
reconsidered? Resolved in the affirmative.
On motion, the question was put, That instead of the above resolu-
tion the following be substituted, viz. (RESOLVED, That the persons so
elected to serve in the said convention, do assemble on Monday the
twenty-first day of April next at the city of Annapolis, and may adjourn
from day to day, as occasion may require, and that the same delegates
so assembled, do then and there take into consideration the aforesaid
constitution, and if approved of by them, or a majority of them, finally
to ratify the same in behalf and on the part of this state, and make
report thereof to the United States in congress assembled? The yeas
and nays being called for by Mr. Joshua Seney, appeared as follow:
AFFIRMATIVE
Abell,                 Shaw,             Joshua Seney,
Thomas,                Lecompte,         Jackson,
Key,                   Bond,             Brown,
R. Miller,             S. Miller,        Faw,
.  Nicholls,              Craufurd,         Scott,
Read,                  F. Bowie,         Norris,
Harwood,               Digges,           Cellars,
Parnham,               Quynn,            Oneale,
McPherson,            John Seney,        Griffith.
Cockey,                                                   28.
NEGATIVE.
N. Worthington,        Gough,            Duvall,
B. Worthington,        Sherwood,         Purnell,
Carroll,               Tilghman,         Mitchell,
C  Taney,                 Gale,              T. Johnson,
Grahame,               Stewart,          Downes,
Dent,                  Pattison,         Loockerman,
Chapman,               Matthews,         Walker.          21.
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
On motion, RESOLVED, That the delegates to be elected for Baltimore-
town be residents of the said town, and the delegates to be elected for
Baltimore county be residents of the said county, out of the limits of
Baltimore-town.) ...
The resolutions respecting the state convention, for taking into con-
sideration the federal constitution, sent to the senate by Mr. T. John-
son. . ..
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