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“ ballot of both houses of assembly, who, or any three “ of them, are hereby authorized as deputies from this “ state, to meet at Philadelphia, on the 1st day of May 6 next, then and there to meet and confer with such “ deputies as may be appointed by the other states “ for similar purposes, and with them to discuss and " decide upon the most effectual means to remove the 6 defects of our federal union, and to procure the en“ larged purposes which it was intended to effect; and " that they report such an act to the general assembly 66 of this state, as, when agreed to by them, will effec- tually provide for the same !' And it is by the said act further enacted, " That in case of the death or re“ signation of any of the deputies, or of their declining “their appointments, his excellency the governour, “ for the time being, is hereby authorized to supply “ such vacancies.” And whereas in consequence of the said act, Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight and Willie Jones, Esqrs. were by joint ballot of the two houses of assembly, elected deputies for the purposes aforesaid : And whereas the said Richard Caswell hath resigned his said appointment as one of the deputies aforesaid:

Now know ye, That I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the honourable William Blount, Esq. one of the deputies to represent this state in the convention aforesaid, in the room and stead of the aforesaid Richard Caswell, hereby giving and granting to the said William Blount, the same powers, privileges and emoluments which the said Richard Caswell would

have been vested with or entitled to, had he continued in the appointment aforesaid.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state,

at Kinston, the 23d day of April, Anno Dom. 1787, and in the eleventh year of American independence.

RICH. CASWELL.

[l.s.]

By His Excellency's command.

Winston Caswell, P. Sec'ry.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

His Excellency RICHARD Caswell, Esq. Governour, CaptainGeneral and Commander in Chief in and over the State aforesaid.

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.

Whereas by an act of the general assembly of the said stale, passed the 6th day of January last, entitled, “ An act for appointing deputies from this state to a " convention proposed to be held in the city of Phila4 delphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the “ federal constitution,” among other things it is enacted, “ That five commissioners be appointed by joint “ballot of both houses of assembly, who, or any three " of them, are hereby authorized as deputies from this “ state, to meet at Philadelphia, on the first day of May “ next, then and there to meet and confer with such “ deputies as may be appointed by the other states for “similar purposes, and with them to discuss and de“cide upon the most effectual means to remove the “ defects of our federal union, and to procure the en-, “ larged purposes which it was intended to effect, and " that they report such an act to the general assembly «s of this state, as, when agreed to by them, will effec“ tually provide for the same.” And it is by the said act further enacted, “ That in case of the death or re" signation of any of the deputies, or their declining “ their appointments, his excellency the governour, for " the time being, is hereby authorized to supply such 6 vacancies.”

And whereas in consequence of the said act, Richard Caswell, Alexander Marlin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight, and Willie Jones, Esqrs. were by joint ballot of the two houses of assembly elected deputies for the purposes aforesaid. And whereas the said Willie Jones bath declined his appointment as one of the deputies aforesaid.

Now know ye, That I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the honourable Hugh Williamson, Esq. one of the deputies to represent this state in the convention aforesaid, in the room and stead of the aforesaid Willie Jones, hereby giving and granting to the said Hugh Williamson the same powers, privileges and emoluments which the said Willie Jones would have been vested with and entitled to, bad he acted under the appointment aforesaid.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state,

at Kinston, the 3d day of April, Anno Dom. 1787, and in the eleventh year of American independence.

RICH. CASWELL.

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By virtue of the power and authority in me vested by the legislature of this state, in their act passed the 8th day of March last, I do hereby commission you the said John Rutledge, as one of the deputies appointed from this state, to meet such deputies or commissioners as may be appointed and authorized by other of the United States to assemble in convention, at the city of Philadelphia, in the month of May next, or as soon thereafter as may be, and to join with such deputies or commissioners, (they being duly authorized and empowered) in devising and discussing all sucb alterations, clauses, articles and provisions, as may be thought necessary to render the federal constitution entirely adequate to the actual situation and future good government of the confederated states; and that you, together with the said deputies or commissioners, or a majority of them who shall be present, (provided the state be not represented by less than two) do join in reporting such an act to the United States in Congress assembled, as when approved and agreed to by them, and duly ratified and confirmed by the several states, will effectgally provide for the exigencies of the union.

Given under my hand and the great seal of the state,

in the city of Charleston, this 10th day of April, in the year of our Lord 1787, and of the sovereignty and independence of the United States of America the eleventh.

THOMAS PINCKNEY. By His Excellency's command. [l.s.]

Peter Freneau, Sec’ry.

ENEA

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

By His Excellency Thomas PINCKNEY, Esq. Governour and Com

mander in Chief, in and over the State aforesaid.

To the Honourable CHARLES PINCKNEY, Esq. Greeting.

By virtue of the power and authority in me vested by the legislature of this state, in their act passed the 8th day of March last, I do hereby commission you the said Charles Pinckney, as one of the deputies ap, pointed from this state, to meet such deputies or commissioners as may be appointed and authorized by other of the United States, to assemble in convention at the city of Philadelphia, in the month of May next, or as soon thereafter as may be, and to join with such deputies or commissioners, (they being duly authorized and empowered) in devising and discussing all such alterations, clauses, articles and provisions, as may be thought necessary to render the federal constitution entirely adequate to the actual situation and future good government of the confederated states; and that you, together with the said deputies or commissioners, or a majority of them who shall be present, (provided the state be not represented by less than two) do join in reporting such an act to the United States in Congress assembled, as when approved and agreed to by them,

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