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wealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and by the authority of the same, that his excellency Ben. jamin Franklin, Esq. be, and he is hereby appointed and authorized to sit in the said convention as a deputy from this state, in addition to the persons heretofore appointed; and that he be, and he bereby is invested with like powers and authorities as are invested in the said deputies or any of them. o'yilduse Signed by order of the House,
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Enacted into a law at Philadelphia, on Wednesday the 28th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1787. .:18PN. PETER ZACHARY LLOYD,
Clerk of the General Assembly.
I Matthew Irwine, Esq. master of the rolls for the state of Pennsylvania, do certify the above to be a true copy (or exemplification) of a supplement to a certain act of assembly, which supplement is lodged in my office.
In witness wbereof, I have hereunto set my [l.s.] hand and seal of office, the 15th May, A. D. 1787.
MATTHEW IRWINE, M. R.
His Excellency THOMAS COLLINS, Esq. President, Captain-general and · Commander in Chief of the Delaware State: To all to whom (L.s.] these Presents shall come, Greeting : Know ye, that among
the Laws of the said State, passed by the General Assembly of the same, on the 3d day of February, in the year of our Lord 1787, it is thus enrolled :
In the eleventh year of the independence of the Delaware State :
An Act appointing Deputies from this State to the
Convention proposed to be held in the City of Philadelphia, for the purpose of revising the Federal Constitution. .'
WHEREAS the general assembly of this state are fully convinced of the necessity of revising the federal constitution, and adding thereto such further provisions, as may render the same more adequate to the exigencies of the union: And whereas the legislature of Virginia have already passed an act of that commonwealth, appointing and authorizing certain commissioners to meet at the city of Philadelphia, in May next, a convention of commissioners or deputies from the different states: And this state being willing and desirous of co-operating with the commonwealth of Virginia, and the other states in the confederation, in so useful a design.
Be it therefore enacted by the general assembly of Delaware, That George Read, Gunning Bedford, John Dickinson, Richard Basset and Jacob Broom, Esqrs. are hereby appointed deputies from this state to meet in the convention of the deputies of other states, to be held at the city of Philadelphia, on the 2d day of May next : And the said George Read, Gunning Bedford, John Dickinson, Richard. Basset and Jacob Broom, Esqrs. or any three of them, are hereby constituted and appointed deputies from this state, with powers to meet such deputies as may be appointed and authorized by the other states to assemble in the said convention at the city aforesaid, and to join with them in devising, deliberating on, and discussing such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union; and in reporting such act or acts for that purpose to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, may effectually provide for the same. So always and provided, that such allerations or further provisions, or any of them, do not extend to that part of the 5th article of the confederation of the said states, finally ratified on the first day of March, in the year 1781, which declares that, “ In “ determining questions in the United States in Con* gress assembled, each state shall have one vote.”
And be it enacted, That in case any of the said deputies hereby nominated, shall happen to die, or to resign his or their appointment, the president or commander in chief, with the advice of the privy council, in the recess of the general assembly, is hereby authorized to supply such vacancies. Signed by order of the House of Assembly.
JOHN COOK, Speaker. Signed by order of the Council.
GEO. CRAGHED, Speaker: Passed at Dover, February 3, 1787.
All and singular which premises by the tenour of these presents, I have caused to be exemplified. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and caused the great seal of the said state to be affixed to these presents, at New Castle, the 2d day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and in the 11th year of the independence of the United States of America.
THOMAS COLLINS. Attest. James Booth, Sec’ry.
STATE OF MARYLAND.
An Act for the appointment of, and conferring powers
in Deputies from this State to the Federal Convention.
Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, That the honourable James M`Henry, Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll, John Francis Mercer, and Luther Martin, Esqrs. be appointed and authorized on behalf of this state, to meet such deputies as may be appointed and authorized by any other of the United States, to assemble in convention at Philadelpbia, for the purpose of revising the federal system, and to join with them in considering such alterations and further provisions as may be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union; and in reporting such an act for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, will effectually provide for the same ; and the said deputies, or such of them as shall attend the said convention, shall have full power to represent this state. for the purposes aforesaid; and the said depaties are hereby directed to report the proceedings of the said convention, and any act agreed to therein, to the next session of the general assembly of this state.
By the House of Delegates, May 26, 1787,
Read and assented to.
WM. HARWOOD, Clerk.
WM. HARWOOD, Clerk H. D.
? Read and assented to.
J. DORSEY, Clerk. * True copy from the original. satis? 0843?. l. i J. DORSEY, Clerk Senate.