Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States
Ratification of the Constitution by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Selected, Arranged, and Indexed by Charles C. Tansill
In the Name of the People of Pennsylvania
Be it Known unto all Men that We the Delegates of the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in general Convention assembled Have assented to, and ratified, and by these presents Do in the Name and by the authority of the same People, and for ourselves, assent to, and ratify the foregoing Constitution for the United States of America. Done in Convention at Philadelphia the twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG President
JOHN BOYD THOS YARDLEY
Attest JAMES CAMPBELL Secretary
Reprinted from Documentary History of the Constitution, Vol. II (1894), pp. 44, 45.