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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning delegates to the Congress, including cover letter from Thomas Mifflin to Alexander Martin
United States. Continental Congress
March 23, 1784
Volume 17, Pages 29-30

PRESIDENT THOS. MIFFLIN TO GOV. MARTIN.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Annapolis, 25 March, 1784.

Sir:

I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency an Act of Congress of the 23d Instant relative to the appointment of Delegates to meet in Congress.

I have the honor to be, &c.,
THOMAS MIFFLIN.

AN ACT OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress, Assembled, March, 23d., 1784.

Whereas by the 5th of the Articles of Confederation & perpetual union of the United States, it is agreed, “that for the more convenient management of the general interest of the United States, Delegates shall be annually appointed in such manner as the Legislature of each State shall direct, to meet in Congress on the first Monday in November next in every year; with a power reserved to each State to recall its Delegates or any of them at any time within the year, and to send others in their stead for the remainder of the year.

Resolved that the several States be requested annually to appoint

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their delegates to serve in Congress for one year: to commence on the first Monday in November next ensuing the time of their appointment: and when vacancies shall happen, by the removal or resignation of any of the said Delegates, within the year, such States be requested to appoint others in their stead to serve only for the remainder of the year, and to furnish their Delegates so appointed with Commissions or other credentials, under the seal of the State, particular by specifying the time for which they are appointed.

CHARLES THOMPSON, Secy.