Circular Letter of the Secretary of Congress, Dated September 28, 1787, Transmitting Copy of the Constitution to the Several Governors.(1)

In obedience to an unanimous resolution of the United States in Congress Assembled, a copy of which is annexed, I have the honor to transmit to Your Excellency, the Report of the Convention lately Assembled in Philadelphia, together with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same; And have to request that Your Excellency will be pleased to lay the same before the Legislature, in order that it may be submitted to a Convention of Delegates chosen in Your State by the people of the State in conformity to the resolves of the Convention, made & provided in that case.-

with the greatest respect
I have the honor &c-

C: T-
transmitting the Report of the Convention

(1) Reprinted from Documentary History of the Constitution, Vol. II (1894), p. 23. Back

(2) From the recorded letters of the "Office of Secretary of Congress" (No. 18, p. 129). Back

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