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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
DANIEL CLYMER moved to amend the motion by adding a thousand
copies in German; whereupon,
It was ordered "That two thousand copies in English and one
thousand in German be printed in addition."1
1. Lloyd's Debates are the sole source for the Assembly's action on printing
additional copies of the Constitution.
The German language printing was done by Michael Billmeyer, publisher of
the Germantauner Zeitung. The English printing was probably done by Hall and
Sellers of the Pennsylvania Gazette, printers to the Assembly.
The Pennsylvania Assembly
Wednesday
26 September 1787
Assembly Proceedings
The House met pursuant to adjournment.
Petitions from 249 inhabitants of the townships of Germantown,
Oxford and Lower Dublin, in the county of Philadelphia, were read,
of a similar tenor with those read September 24th from 250 inhabi-
tants of Germantown.
Ordered to lie on the table.
1. Lloyd's Debates record that "George Logan presented a petition from two
hundred and forty-nine inhabitants of Lower Dublin and Oxford townships solicit-
ing the House to take measures for adopting the Federal Constitution." Lloyd
mentions only one petition, but six petitions were presented. The clerk's endorse-
ment on the Germantown petition indicates that Oxford submitted four petitions
and Lower Dublin and Germantown one each. The endorsement gives the total
number of petitioners as 249. (See Mfm:Pa. 61 for the petitions.)
The Pennsylvania Assembly
Thursday
27 September 1787
Assembly Proceedings
Petitions from 3681 inhabitants of the city of Philadelphia, the
district of Southwark, and townships of the Northern Liberties, Moya-
mensing, Passyunk, etc. in the county of Philadelphia, were read of
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