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Smith, Mr. Goodall and Mr. Turberville, were nominated a committee to meet a committee from the senate, in the conference chamber, and jointly with them to examine the ballot-boxes, and report to the house on whom the majority of the votes should fall. The committee then withdrew, and after some time returned into the house, and reported that the committee had, 2ccording to order, met a committee from the senate, in the conference chamber, and jointly with them examined the ballot-boxes, and found a majority of votes in favour of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason and George Wythe, Esqrs.

Extract from the journal.
JOHN BECKLEY,

Clerk House Delegates,
Attest.
John BECKLEY, Clerk H. D.

IN THE HOUSE OF SENATORS.

Monday, the 4th of December, 1786. The senate, according to the order of the day, proceeded, by joint ballot with the bouse of delegates, to the appointment of seven deputies, from this commonwealth, to a convention proposed to be held in the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution; and the members having prepared tickets, with the names of the persons to be appointed, and deposited the same in the ballot-boxes, Mr. Anderson, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Lee, were nominated a committee to meet a committee from the house of delegates, in the conference chamber, and jointly with them to examine the ballot-boxes, and report to the house on whom the majority of votes should fall. The committee then withdrew, and after some time returned into the house and reported, that the committee had, according to order, met a committee from the house of delegates, in the conference chamber, and jointly with them examined the ballot-boxes, and found a majority of votes in favour of George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason and George Wythe, Esqrs.

Extract from the journal.

JOHN BECKLEY, Clerk H. D. Attest. H. Brook, Clerk S.

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I do hereby certify and make known, to all whom it may concern, That John Beckley, Esq. is clerk of the house of delegates, for this commonwealth, and the proper officer for attesting the proceedings of the general assembly of the said commonwealth, and that full faith and credit ought to be given to all things attested by the said John Beckley, Esq. by virtue of his office aforesaid.

Given under my hand, as governour of the common

wealth of Virginia, and under the seal thereof, at Richmond, this fourth day of May, 1787.

EDM. RANDOLPH.

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I do hereby certify, that Patrick Henry, Esq. one of the seven commissioners, appointed by joint ballot of both houses of assembly of the commonwealth of Virginia, authorized as a deputy therefrom, to meet such deputies as might be appointed and authorized by other states, to assemble in Philadelphia, and to join with them in devising and discussing all auch alterations and further provisions, as might be necessary to render the federal constitution adequate to the exigencies of the union, and in reporting such an act for that purpose to the United States in Congress, as when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several states, might effectually provide for the same, did decline his appointment aforesaid; and thereupon in pursuance of an act of the general assembly of the said commonwealth, entitled, “ An act for appointing deputies from “ this commonwealth, to a convention proposed to be " held in the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the “purpose of revising the federal constitution,” I do hereby with the advice of the council of state, supply the said vacancy by nominating James M'Clurg, Esq. a deputy for the purposes aforesaid.

Given under my hand as governour of the said com

monwealth, and under the seal thereof, this second day of May, in the year of our Lord 1787.

EDM. RANDOLPH.

THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

To the Honourable ALEXANDER Martin, Esq. Greeting.

WHEREAS our general assembly, in their late session, holden at Fayette-Ville, by adjournment, in the month of January last, did by joint ballot of the senate and house of commons, elect Richard Caswell, Alexan. der Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight and Willie Jones, Esqrs. deputies to attend a convention of delegates from the several United States of America, proposed to be held at the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution.

We do therefore, by these presents, nominate, commissionate and appoint you the said Alexander Martin, one of the deputies for and in our behalf, to meet with our other deputies at Philadelphia, on the first day of May next, and with them, or any two of them, to confer with such deputies as may have been, or shall be appointed by the other states, for the purpose aforesaid : To hold, exercise and enjoy the appointment aforesaid, with all powers, authorities and emoluments to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining, you conforming, in every instance, to the act of our said assembly under which you are appointed.

Witness, Richard Caswell, Esq. our governour, cap

tain-general and commander in chief, under his hand and our great scal, at Kinston, the 24th day of February, in the eleventh year of our independence, A. D. 1787.

RICH. CASWELL. By His Excellency's command.

[...] Winston Caswell, P. Sec’ry.

THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

To the Honourable William Richardson Davie, Esq.

Greeting.

WAEREAS our general assembly in their late session, holden at Fayette-Ville, by adjournment, in the month of January last, did by joint ballot of the senate and house of commons, elect Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight and Willie Jones, Esqrs. deputies to attend a convention of delegates from the several United States of America, proposed to be held in the city of Philadelphia, in May next, for the purpose of revising the federal constitution.

We do therefore, by these presents, nominate, commissionate and appoint you the said William Richardson Davie, one of the deputies for and in our behalf, to meet with our other deputies at Philadelphia, on the first day of May next, and with them, or any two of them, to conser with such deputies as may have been, or shall be appointed by the other states, for the purpose aforesaid: To hold, exercise and enjoy the said appointment, with all powers, authorities and emoluments to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining, you

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