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Kaminski, John P.; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Reid, Jonathan M.; Flamingo, Margaret R.; Lannér-Cusin, Johanna E.; Fields, David P.; Conley, Patrick T.; Moore, Timothy D. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Rhode Island (3)
26 (2013)

VII. The Rhode Island Convention first session, 1-6 March 1790,   pp. 898-983


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VII. RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION (FIRST SESSION)
on the First Monday of March AD 1790. agreable to an Act of the Genl.
Assembly at their session in January last, for taking into Consideration
the Constitution of the United States of America and deciding thereon
1st. Every Member shall give his Attendance at the times to which
said Convention shall be adjourned and shall not absent himself with-
out leave of the President
2d. Every Member when called shall ansr. in his Place-
3d. A Member desiring to Speak shall rise in his place and first ad-
dress himself to the President for leave to Speak-
4th. No Member shall interrupt another Member while Speaking,
unless it be to Call the Member to Order in which Case the Question
of order shall first be determined by the President or by the House if
insisted on by Two Members
5th. No Member shall Speak more than Twice in a Debate previous
to any other Member who shall be desirous to speak and who has not
before Spoken Twice-
6th. When a Question shall be Properly Moved and Seconded; upon
the Close of the debate thereon Such Questions shall be put by the
President in such words as shall Properly Convey the Meaning of the
Motion-The above however not to Preclude the Previous Question.'
The above rules and orders was reported by the Chairman of the
Committee and upon their being read in Convention the following
addition was Made to the 6th. Article upon the Motion of Mr. Comb-
stock (Viz) Especially if any Motion be made during the Arguments for
amendments of the Constitution or for an adjournmt of this Conven-
tion the same shall be determined before the grand Question for the
adoption or rejection of the Constitution shall take place in this Con-
vention.2
Vote Ordering the rules and orders as agreed by the house with this
Amendmt. be engrossed.
Vote appointing Mr. Nathan Bates and Collo. Willm. Barton Moni-
tors3-
Vote This House adjourn to 3 oclock P.M.-
Three oclock P.M. House met accordg to adjournmt.
The Constitution of the United States the Resolutions of Congress
and those of the Legislature of this State respecting the same being
read.4
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