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New Hampshire Calls for State Convention

December 14, 1787

FRIDAY

Met according to adjournment.

Present as yesterday.

 A Resolve, that the proceeding of the Federal transmitted to the General Court through the medium of be submitted to a convention of the people by their Deligates their full and free Investigation discussion and decision, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, that four hundred Copies of the Constitution proposed by the Federal Convention for the Government of these United States, be forthwith printed and sent to the Several Towns in this State as soon as may be, was brought up, read and concurred with this amendment, that the Resolve of the General Court for calling a convention be printed with the proposed Constitution and sent out therewith, sent down, amendment concurred.

A Vote for a committee to join a committee of the Senate, to procure the printing of the four hundred Copies of the proposed Constitution of the United States agreeable to the vote of Tuesday last was brought up read and concurred with this amendment, that the Resolves and Votes of this Court respecting the calling a Convention be printed and sent out on the same paper: and Col. Wentworth is joined to the Committee. Sent down, amendment concurred.

A Vote, to hear the Memoral of the Masonian Proprietors on the Second Wednesday of their next Session, was brought up, read and concurred.

An Act impowering the Selectmen of Unity to assess the Lands within said Town for the purpose of Repairing high ways, having been read a third time, voted that the same be enacted.

A Vote, to the petition of Gershom Lord on the second Wednesday of the next Session was brought up read and concurred.

A Vote, granting the prayer of the petition of Hepzibah Whitney and that they have Liberty to bring in a bill accordingly, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, for a committee to join a committee Of the Senate to consider of the petition of Jennett Brown and report thereon was brought up read and concurred: Mr. Bell and Mr. Bellows joined.

A Vote, for a committee to join a committee of the Senate to consider what allowance shall be made for running the Line of the Masonian Patent, was brought up read, and concurred: Mr. Wentworth and Mr. Green joined.

A Vote, to accept the report of the committee on the petition of Jonathan Cilley Esquire that the Treasurer be directed to deliver or Cancel the bond given for the first Installment of said Excise (if the principal is paid) without Interest and that the Treasurer shall not issue any Extent against said Cilley for said Excise untill further order of the General Court; and that the further consideration of said Cilley’s petition be postponed until he hath further opportunity to finish his collection of said Excise, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, to hear the petition of John Stokle on the Second of the next Session, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, that the hearings on the petitions which were to have on the second and third Weeks of this Session be postponed the same days of the Second and third Weeks, of the next of the General Court and the Secretary give public thereof, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, that the members of the General Court have the same as at the Last Session, was brought up, read and concurred.

A Vote, that the president with advice of Council 2 336 desired to adjourn the General Court to morrow at O’Clock, to meet again in the Court House in Portsmouth Wednesday the twenty third day of January next, was brought read, and concurred.

Adjourned till to morrow 9 O Clock AM

 

Source: Early State Papers of New Hampshire: Including the Constitution …, Volume 21

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