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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
(1976)

A. The assembly calls the state convention,   pp. 58-111


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I. ASSEMBLY AND CONSTITUTION
The Pennsylvania Assembly
Monday
24 September 1787
Assembly Proceedings
The House met pursuant to adjournment.'
Petitions from 250 inhabitants of Germantown, in the county of
Philadelphia, were presented to the chair and read, as follows, viz.,2
"To the Honorable the Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsyl-
vania, in General Assembly met.
"The Petition and Declaration of the Citizens of Germantown, res-
pectfully show, that your petitioners have seen, with great pleasure,
the proposed Constitution of the United States, and as they conceive
it to be wisely calculated to form a perfect union of the states, as
well as to secure to themselves and posterity the blessings of peace,
liberty and safety, they have taken this method of expressing their
earnest desires that the said Constitution may be adopted, as speed-
ily as possible, by the State of Pennsylvania, in the manner recom-
mended by the resolution of the late Honorable Convention."
Ordered to lie on the table.
On motion of William Findley, seconded by William Will,
Resolved, That three thousand copies of the Constitution for the
government of the United States, recommended by the late Honorable
Convention, be printed in the English language, and five hundred
copies thereof in the German, to be distributed throughout this state
for the information of the inhabitants thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Will, Mr. Hubley and Mr. Kreemer be a
committee to procure a translation of the said Constitution into the
German language.
1. The House had adjourned on Friday afternoon.
2. For other petitions, see Mfm:Pa. 61. Subsequent entries in the Proceedings
for the 26th, 27th, and 28th of September indicate that petitions "of a similar
tenor" to the Germantown petition of the 24th were read.
Assembly Debates
The House met pursuant to adjournment.
A petition was presented from two hundred and fifty inhabitants
of Germantown, as follows:
[See Assembly Proceedings, 24 September.]
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