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mended, that on the second Monday of May inst. a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several states, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of confederation.

Be it enacted by the governour, council and representatives, in general court assembled, and by the authority of the same,

That the honourable William Samuel Johnson, Ro. ger Sherman and Oliver Elsworth, Esquires, be, and they hereby are appointed delegates to attend the said convention, and are requested to proceed to the city of Philadelphia, for that purpose, without delay; and the said delegates, and in case of sickness or accident, such one or more of them as shall actually attend the said convention, is, and are hereby authorized and empowered to represent this state therein, and to confer with such delegates appointed by the several states, for the purposes mentioned in the said act of Congress, that may be present and duly empowered to act in said convention, and to discuss upon such alterations and provisions, agreeable to the general principles of republican government, as they shall think proper to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigen. cies of government and the preservation of the union ; and they are further directed, pursuant to the said act of Congress, to report such alterations and provisions as may be agreed to by a majority of the United States represented in convention, to the Congress of the United States, and to the general assembly of this state.

A true copy of record.
Examined,

By GEORGE WYLLYS, Sec?rv.

STATE OF NEW YORK.

By His Excellency GEORGE CLINTON, Governour of the State (L.s.] of New York, General and Commander in Chief of all the

Militia, and Admiral of the Navy of the same:
To all to whom these presents shall come.

- It is by these presents certified, that John M Kes. son, who has subscribed the annexed copies of resolutions, is clerk of the assembly of this state.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the privy seal

of the said state to be hereunto affixed, this ninth day of May, in the eleventh year of the independence of the said state.

GEO. CLINTON.

STATE OF NEW YORK.

· In Assembly, February 28, 1787. A copy of a resolution of the honourable the senate, delivered by Mr. Williams, was read, and is in the words following, viz.

Resolved, If the honourable the assembly concur therein, that three delegates be appointed, on the part of this stale, to meet such delegates as may be appointed, on the part of the olher states, respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of confederation, and reporting to Congress, and to the several legislatures, such alterations and provisions therein, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and con

firmed by the several states, render the federal constitation adequate to the exigencies of government, and the preservation of the union; and that in case of such concurrence, the two houses of the legislature will, on Tuesday next, proceed to nominate and appoint the said delegates, in like manner as is directed by the constitution of this state, for nominating and appointing delegates to Congress.

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In Assembly, March 6, 1787. Resolved, That the honourable Robert Yates, Esq. and Alexander Hamilton and John Lansing, jud. Esqrs. be, and they are hereby nominated by this house, dele. gates on the part of this state, to meet such delegates as may be appointed, on the part of the other states, respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, pursuant to concurrent resolutions of both houses of the legislature, on the 28th ultimo.

Resolved, That this house will meet the honourable the senate, immediately, at such place as they shall appoint, to compare the lists of persons nominated by the senate and assembly, respectively, as delegates on the part of this state, to meet such delegates as may be appointed on the part of the other states, respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, pursuant to concurrent résolutions of both houses of the legislature, on the 28th ultimo.

Ordered, That Mr. N. Smith deliver a copy of the last preceding resolution to the honourable the senate.

A copy of a resolution of the honourable the senate was delivered by Mr. Vanderbilt, that the senate will immediately meet this house in the assembly chamber, to compare the lists of persons nominated by the senate and assembly, respectively, as delegates, pursuant 10 the resolutions before mentioned.

The honourable the senate accordingly attended in the assembly chamber, to compare the lists of persons nominated for delegates, as above mentioned.

The list of persons nominated by the honourable the senate, were the honourable Robert Yates, Esq. and John Lansing, jun. and Alexander Hamilton, Esqrs. and on comparing the lists of the persons nominated by the senate and assembly respectively, it appeared that the same persons were nominated in both lists; thereupon Resolved, that the honourable Robert Yates, John Lansing, jun. and Alexander Hamilton, Esqrs. be, and they are hereby declared duly nominated and appointed delegates, on the part of this state, to meet such delegates as may be appointed on the part of the other states respectively, on the second Monday in May next, at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of confederation, and reporting to Congress, and to the several legislatures, such alterations and provisions therein, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the several states, render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of government, and the preservation of the union. True extracts from the journals of the assembly.

JOHN M'KESSON, Clerk.

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In testimony whereof the great seal of the state is

bereunto affixed. Witness, William Livingston, Esq. governour, captain-general and commander in chief in and over the state of New Jersey, and territories thereunto belonging, chancellor and ordinary in the same, at Trenton, the 23d day of November, in the year of our Lord 1786, and of our sovereignty and independence the eleventh.

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON. By His Excellency's command,

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