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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 John RUTLEDGE, 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 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 effectually 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.

[l.s.]

By His Excellency's command.

PETER FRENEAU, Secry.

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 commissiôn you the said Charles Pinckney, 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 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, and duly ratified and confirmed by the several states, will effectually 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.

Peter Frene AU, Sec’ry.

[l.s.]

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 COTESWORTH 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 Cotesworth Pinckney, as one of the depu. ties 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 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, and duly ratified and confirmed by the several states, will effectually 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.

Peter Frencav, Sec'ry.

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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 PIERCE BUTLER, 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 Pierce Butler, as one of the deputies appointed from this state, to meet such deputies or commissioners as may be appointed or 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, and duly ratified and confirmed by the several states, will effectually 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 Ame. rica the eleventh.

THOMAS PINCKNEY.

[l.s.)

By His Excellency's command.

PETER FRENEAU, Sec’ry.

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