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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
2 (1976)

C. The petition campaign for legislative rejection of ratification, 2 January-29 March 1788,   pp. 709-[726]


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C. CAMPAIGN AGAINST RATIFICATION/17-29 MARCH
no evidence that the petitions from Northumberland were presented to the Assembly.
2. Montgomery was elected to the Confederation Congress in 1784 and the next
year was appointed a justice of the Court of Common Pleas of Northumberland
County.
Assembly Proceedings on the Petitions Against
the Adoption of the New Constitution, 17-29 March1
Assembly Proceedings, Monday, 17 March
The House met pursuant to adjournment.
Petitions from 231 inhabitants of the county of Northampton were
read praying that the Constitution proposed by the late Federal Con-
vention may not be adopted, and that the delegates representing this
state in the Congress of the United States may be instructed to that
purpose.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Assembly Proceedings, Saturday, 22 March
Petitions from 600 inhabitants of the county of Dauphin, 450 in-
habitants of the county of Bedford, 1884 inhabitants of the county
of Franklin, and 930 inhabitants of the county of Cumberland were
read, remonstrating against the Constitution proposed by the late
Federal Convention for the government of the United States, and
adopted by the Convention of this state.
Ordered to lie on the table.
Assembly Proceedings, Monday, 24 March
A petition from 387 inhabitants of the county of Cumberland,
remonstrating against the Constitution proposed by the late Federal
Convention for the government of the United States, and adopted by
the Convention of this state, was read and
Ordered to lie on the table.
Assembly Proceedings, Wednesday, 26 March
The House met pursuant to adjournment.
Petitions from 1004 inhabitants of the county of Cumberland were
read remonstrating against the Constitution proposed by the late
Federal Convention for the government of the United States and
adopted by the Convention of this state.
Ordered to lie on the table.
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