Resolution of Congress of September 28, 1787, Submitting the Constitution to the Several States. (1)

Friday Sept. 28. 1787.(2)

Congress assembled present Newhampshire Massachusetts Connecticut New York New Jersey Pensylvania. Delaware Virginia North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia and from Maryland Mr Ross

Congress having received the report of the Convention lately assembled in Philadelphia

Resolved Unanimously that the said Report with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same be transmitted to the several legislatures in Order to be submitted to a convention of Delegates chosen in each state by the people thereof in conformity to the resolves of the Convention made and provided in that case.

(1) Reprinted from Documentary History of the Constitution, Vol. II (1894), p. 22. Back

(2) From the "Rough" Journal of Congress (No. I, Vol. 38). Back

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