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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)
(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)
YEAS. Burrington Anthony, Job Durfee, Giles Slocum, Peter Barker,
Gideon Arnold, Thomas Rice, Edward Hull, Ray Sands, William Cong-
don, Bowen Card, Jonathan J. Hazard, Samuel J. Potter, Pardon Mawney,
Job Comstock, Andrew Waterman, John Sayles, James Aldrich, Nathan
Bates, Stephen Steer, Joseph Stanton, jun. Thomas Hoxsie, William
Nichols, William Matthewson, Benjamin Arnold of Coventry, Job Greene,
Joseph Reynolds, Job Wilcox, Joshua Barker, William Peckham, James
Sheldon, Thomas James, Peter Stone, Jonathan Sprague, John Brown
of Hopkinton, Jesse Maxson, Noah Matthewson, William B. King, Elisha
Brown, Esek Eston, William Howard, John Williams.-41.
NAYS. George Hazard, Henry Marchant, George Champlin, Peleg
Clarke, George Sears, William Tripp, Jabez Bowen, Benjamin Bourn,
William Barton, John I. Clark, Benjamin Arnold of Warwick, Christopher
Green, Walter White, George Stillman, Benjamin Remington, Nicholas
Carr, William Bradford, Shearjashub Bourn, Israel Manchester, Abra-
ham Barker, John Davis, William Ladd, Nathan Miller, Samuel Pearce,
John S. Dexter, Levi Ballou, Thomas Allen, Samuel Allen.-28.
1. Reprinted: Newport Mercury, 15 March; Connecticut Norwich Packet, 19 March; Mas-
sachusetts Centinel, 24 March; and New Hampshire Spy, 27 March.
2. For this amendment, see Convention Debates (Foster), 5 March, note 10 (RCS:R.I.,
948).
3. Immediately below.
4. See "Henry Marchant: Motion to Ratify the Constitution," 6 March (RCS:R.I., 950).
5. See Convention Debates (Foster), 6 March, note 17 (RCS:R.I., 969).
Rhode Island Convention: Bill of Rights and Proposed Amendments
6 March 17901
The BILL of RIGHTS, and AMENDMENTS to the CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES, as agreed to by the CONVENTION of the State
of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations, at South-Kingstown, in the
County of Washington, on the First Monday of March, A. D. 1790.
DECLARATION of RIGHTS.
1. That there are certain natural rights, of which men, when they
form a social compact, cannot deprive or divest their posterity-among
which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquir-
ing, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining
happiness and safety.
2. That all power is naturally vested in and consequently derived from
the people: That magistrates, therefore, are their trustees and agents,
and at all times amenable to them.
3. That the powers of government may be reassumed by the people,
whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness:-That the
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