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BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.,

In the House of Representatives, Jan. 18, 1790. Tbe house took into consideration the report of the committee, to whom was referred the resolution of the Congress of the United States of the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States, namely,

[Here follow the resolution of Congress and amendmenis.] i. Which being read through, was agreed to :—Whereupon,

Resolved, That this house do adopt the said several articles, and that they become a part of the constitution of the United States.

Resolved, That the resolutions be sent to the senate for their concurrence.

By order of the House.
JACOB READ, Speaker of the

House of Representatives.

In Senate, January 19, 1790. Resolved, That this house do concur with the house of representatives in the foregoing resolutions.

By order of the Senate.

D. DE SAUSSURE,

President of the Senate.

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An Act to ratify the Amendments to the Constitution of

the United States.

Whereas the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, on the fourth day of March, did resolve, two-thirds of both houses concurring, that the following articles be proposed to the legislatures of the several states, as amendments to the constitution of the United States, all or any of which articles, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said constitution.

[Here follow the several articles of amendments, verbatim, as proposed by Congress to the legislatures of the several states.]

Be it therefore enacted by the general assembly of the state of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the saine, That the said amendments agreeable to the fifth article of the original constitution, be held and ratified on the part of this state, as articles in addition to, and amendment of the constitution of the United States of America. (Signed)

Chas. Johnson, S. S.

S. CABARRUS, C. H. C. Read three times and ratified in general assembly, this 22d day of December, Anno Domini 1789.

BY THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE

PLANTATIONS.

In General Assembly, June Session, A. D. 1790. An Act sor ratifying certain Articles as Amendments to

the Constitution of the United States of America, and which were proposed by the Congress of the said States, at their Session in March, A. D. 1789, to the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the aforesaid Constitution.

Be it enacted by the general assembly, and by the authority thereof it is hereby enacted, That the following articles, proposed by the Congress of the United States of America, at their session in March, A. D. 1789, to the legislatures of the several states for ratification, as amendments to the constitution of the United States, pursuant to the fifth article of the said constitution, be, and the same are hereby fully assented to, and ratified on the part of this state, to wit:

[Here follow the articles.]

It is ordered, That his excellency the governour be, and he is hereby requested, to transmit to the president of the said United States, under the seal of this state, a copy of this act, to be communicated to the senate and house of representatives of the Congress of the said United States.

A true copy duly examined.

Witness. Henry WARD, Secretary.

BY THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

An Act to ratify on the part of this State certain

Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

WHEREAS the Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, resolved, two-thirds of both houses concurring, That sundry articles be proposed to the legislatures of the several states as amendments to the constitution of the United States, all or any of which articles, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said constitution.

And whereas the president of the United States did, in pursuance of a resolve of the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, transmit to the governour of this state the amendments proposed by Congress, which were by him laid before the legislature for their consideration. Wherefore,

1. Be it enacted by the council and general assembly of this state, and it is hereby enacted by the au. thority of the same, That the following articles proposed by Congress, in addition to, and amendment of the constitution of the United States, to wit:

[Here follow, verbatim, the first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth articles of the said amendments, proposed by Congress to the legislatures of the several states.)

Be, and the same are hereby ratified and adopted by the state of New Jersey.

House of Assembly, Nov. 19, 1789, This bill having been three times read in this house, Resolved, That the same do pass.

By order of the House.

John Beatty, Speaker.

Council Chamber, Nov. 20, 1789. This bill having been three times read in council, to; Resolved, That the same do pass...

By order of the House.
WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, President.

BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.

* In the House of Delegates, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1791, “ Resolved, That the first article of the amendments

proposed by Congress lo the constitution of the " United States, be ratified by this commonwealth. (Teste.)

CHARLES Hay, C. H. D. “ November 3, 1791.

Agreed to by the Senate.

“H. BROOKE, C. S."

- General Assembly begun and held at the capitol, in

"the city of Richmond, on Monday the 17th day " of October, in the year of our Lord 1791.

Monday, December 5, 1791. - Resolved, - That the second, third, fourth, fifth, 4 sixth, seventh, eighth, binth, tenth, eleventh, and s twelfth articles of the amendments proposed by Con

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