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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Carlson, Marybeth (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Virginia (1)
8 (1988)

Virginia chronology, 1776-1791,   pp. li-liv

Page liv

23 November
30 November-
12 December
1 December
6 December
12 December
26-27 December
27 December
23 February-
17 May
3-27 March
24 March
2 April
2 April
2-27 June
4 June
25 June
26 June
27 June
14 July
8 November
20 November
2 February
8 June
25 September
15 December
Winchester Virginia Gazette prints George Mason's objections
to Constitution.
Legislature debates and passes act to pay state convention
Legislature passes act to allow tobacco to be used for payment
of taxes.
Richard Henry Lee's amendments and 16 October letter to
Edmund Randolph printed in Petersburg Virginia Gazette.
Legislature passes act to repeal laws interfering with collec-
tion of British debts that are contrary to Treaty of Peace
of 1783, but suspends act until Great Britain complies with
the treaty.
Legislature instructs Governor Randolph to forward to the
states copies of 12 December act to pay convention dele-
Randolph's reasons for not signing the Constitution are printed
as a pamphlet in Richmond by this date.
Political Club of Danville, Ky., debates Constitution.
Elections for delegates to Virginia Convention.
James Madison addresses voters and is elected Orange County
delegate to Virginia Convention.
Volume I of The Federalist offered for sale in Norfolk (23
April in Richmond).
Winchester Virginia Centinel begins publication.
Virginia Convention meets in Richmond.
Volume II of The Federalist is offered for sale in Norfolk (11
June in Richmond).
Virginia Convention rejects previous amendments to Consti-
tution, 88 to 80, and then ratifies Constitution, 89 to 79.
President of Convention signs engrossed Form of Ratifica-
tion, which Convention orders sent to Congress. Retained
Form signed next day.
Convention recommends Declaration of Rights and amend-
ments to Constitution and orders them sent to Congress
and states.
Virginia Form of Ratification and proposed amendments re-
ceived by Congress.
Legislature elects William Grayson and Richard Henry Lee
as U.S. Senators.
Legislature adopts resolutions asking first federal Congress
for a second constitutional convention to consider amend-
ments to Constitution.
Virginia elects ten U.S. Representatives.
James Madison proposes Bill of Rights in Congress.
Congress approves 12 amendments to Constitution to be sub-
mitted to states.
Virginia becomes eleventh state to ratify Bill of Rights, put-
ting it into effect.

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