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Resolution by the New Hampshire General Court concerning delegates to the Constitutional Convention, including cover letter from John Sullivan to Richard Caswell
New Hampshire. General Court
January 17, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 632-633

GOV. SULLIVAN TO HIS EXCELLENCY GOV. CASWELL.
(From Executive Letter Book.)


State of New Hampshire, Durham, 3 March 1787.

Sir:

I have the honor of enclosing you a Resolve of the General Assembly of this State appointing Delegates to meet in Convention at Philadelphia on the second day of May next, and am with much

Esteem, Sir, Your Excellency’s,
Most obedient and very humble Servant,
JNO. SULLIVAN.

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RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.

(From Executive Letter Book.)

State of New Hampshire, in the House of Rfpresentatives, January 17th, 1787.

Resolved, That any two of the Delegates of this State to the Congress of the United States be, and hereby are appointed as Deputies from this State in the Union, to assemble in Convention at Philadelphia on the Second day of May next, and to join with them in devising and discussing all such alterations and further provisions, as to render the Federal Constitution adequate to the Exigencies of the Union, and reporting such an Act to the United States in Congress, as when agreed to by them and duly confirmed by the several States, will effectually provide for the same. But in case of the Death of any of said Deputies or their declining their appointments, the Executive is hereby Authorized to supply such Vacancies, and the President is requested to transmit forthwith a Copy of this Resolve to the United States in the Union.

Sent up for Concurrence.

JOHN LANDON, Speaker.

In Senate, the same day read and Concurred with this Amendment, that the said Delegates shall proceed to join the Convention aforesaid, in case Congress shall signify to them that they approve of the said Convention as advantageous to the Union and not an infringement of the powers granted to Congress by the Confederation.

JNO. SULLIVAN, President.

In the House of Representatives, the same day read and Concurred.

JOHN LANDON, Speaker.

A True Copy.

Attest: Joseph Pearson, Sect’y.