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

A. Proceedings and debates of the convention,   pp. 326-616


Page 604

III. PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION
sentiments with him were to be led by a mere fiat. The Form being
presented by Mr. M'Kean, who with Mr. Wilson and Mr. Yates were
appointed as a committee to prepare it, it was agreed that the Con-
vention should proceed to proclaim the Ratification before it was
signed, which was accordingly done. [Pennsylvania Herald, 15 Decem-
ber]'
1. The Herald's account was reprinted in the Independent Gazetteer and Penn-
sylvania Packet on 17 December, and twice each in Massachusetts and New York.
Public Reading of the Form of Ratification,
Thursday Noon, 13 December1
Supreme Executive Council Proceedings, 13 December
At the request of the Convention, Council agreed to attend the pro-
cession to the courthouse this day at twelve o'clock to announce to
the people the Ratification of the proposed Constitution.
The procession was as follows, vizt.:
Order of Procession
To be observed on Thursday, December the thirteenth, 17 87 at
twelve o'clock, upon announcing to the public the Ratification of the
Federal Constitution by this State.
Constables with their staves,
Sub-Sheriffs with their wands,
High Sheriff and Coroner with their wands,
Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court of Errors
and Appeals,
Attorney General and Prothonotary of the Supreme Court,
Marshal of the Admiralty,
Judge and Register of the Admiralty,
Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia,
Naval Officer, Collector of the Customs, and Tonnage Officer,
Treasurer and Comptroller General,
Secretary of the Land Office,
Receiver General and Surveyor General,
Justices of the Peace,
Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, and Clerk of the Court
of Quarter Sessions,
Clerk of the City Court,
Master of the Rolls and Register of Wills,
Assistant Secretary of the Council,
Secretary of the Council,
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