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three-fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the said constitution, namely,

[Here follow the articles.]

And whereas the legislature of this state have considered the said articles, and do agree to the same, except the second article. Therefore,

Be it enacted by the people of the state of New York, represented in senate and assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said articles, except the second, shall be and are hereby ratified by the legislature of this state.

State of New York, in Assembly, Febrů

ary 22, 1790. This bill having been read the third time-Resolved, That the bill do pass.

By order of the Assembly.

GULIAN VERPLANCK, Speaker.

State of New York, in Senate, February

24, 1790. This bill having been read a third time--Resolved; That the bill do pass.

By order of the Senate.

ISAAC ROOSEVELT,
President

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Council of Revision, February 27, 1790. Resolved, That it does not appear improper to the council, that this bill, entitled, “ An act ratifying cer"tain articles in addition to, and amendment of the 4 constitution of the United States of America, pro, 5 posed by the Congress, should become a law of this state.

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GEORGE CLINTON

All which we have caused to be exemplified by these presents. lo testimony whereof, we have caused these pur letters to be made patent, and the great seal of our said state to be hereunto affixed. Witness our trusty and well beloved George Clinton, Esq, governour of our said state, general and commander in chief of all the militia, and admiral of the navy of the same, at our city of New York, the twenty-seventh day of March, in the year one thousand seven bundred and ninety, and in the fourteenth year of our independence. (Signed)

GEORGE CLINTON.

pendant. Passed the Secretary's Office, the 27th March, 1790.

(Signed) LEWIS A, Scott, Secretary.

BY THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

An Act declaring the Assent of this State to certain

Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

Sect. 1. WHEREAS in pursuance of the fifth article of the constitution of the United States, certain articles of amendment to the said constitution, have been proposed by the Congress of the United States, for the consideration of the legislatures of the several states : And whereas this house, being the legislature of the ståte of Pennsylvania, having maturely deliberated thereupon, have résolved 10 adopt and ratify the articles hereafter enumerated, as part of the constitution of the United States. *SECT. 2. Be it enacted therefore, and it is hereby enacted by the representatives of the freemen of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and by the authority of the same, That the following amendments to the constitution of the United States, proposed by the Congress thereof, namely,

[Here follow the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth articles, which were proposed by Congress to the legislatures of the several states, as amendments to the constitution of the United States.]'

Be, and they are hereby ratified on behalf of this state, to become, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, part of the constitution of the United States.

Signed by order of the House.
RICHARD PETERS, Speaker of the

General Assembly.

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BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

“ The general assembly of Delaware having taken « into their consideration the above amendments pro" posed by Congress, to the respective legislatures of " the several states : 5 Resolved, That the first article be postponed.

- Resolved, That the general assembly do agree to. “ the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eightby “ ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth articles ; and we “ do hereby assent to, ratify and confirm the same, as “ part of the constitution of the United States.??

"In testimony whereof, we have caused the great * seal of the state to be hereunto affixed, this twenty"eighth day of January, in the year of our Lord one “thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the four- teeoth year of the independence of the Delaware state.

“Signed by order of Council.

“ GEORGE MITCHELL, Speaker. Signed by order of the House of Assembly,

“ JEHU DAVIS, Speaker."

BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND.

An Act to ratify certain Articles in addition to, and

amendinent of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress to the Legislatures of the several States.

WHEREAS it is provided by the fifth article of the constitution of the United States of America, that Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to the said constitution; or on the application of the legislatures of Iwo-thirds of the several states shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which in either case shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of threefourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress.

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And whereas at a session of the Congress of the United States, begun and held at the city of New York, on Wednesday the fourth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, it was resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the said United States in Congress assembled, twothirds 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, namely,

[Here follow the articles.]

Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, That the aforesaid articles and each of them be, and they are hereby confirmed and ratified.

By the House of Delegates, Dec. 17, 1789.

Read and assented to.
By order.
(Signed) W. HARWOOD, Clerk.

By the Senate, December 19, 1789.

Read and assented to.
By order.

H. RIDGELY, Clerk.

(Signed)

Seal ap

J. E. HOWARD.

pendant,

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