The New Jersey Form of Ratification: 38-0

Image: The Verdict of the People. Bingham, George Caleb. (1854) Saint Louis Art Museum.

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In Convention of the State of New—Jersey.—Whereas a convention of Delegates from the following States, Vizt. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, met at Philadelphia for the purpose of deliberating on, and forming a constitution for the United States of America, finished their Session on the seventeenth day of September last and reported to Congress the form which they had agreed upon, in the words following Vizt.

[At this point the Form of Ratification contains the Constitution, the congressional resolution of 28 September, the legislature’s resolution of 29 October, and the act of 1 November authorizing the state Convention.]

Now be it known that we the Delegates of the State of New Jersey chosen by the People thereof for the purposes aforesaid having maturely deliberated on, and considered the aforesaid proposed Constitution, do hereby for and on the behalf of the People of the said State of New Jersey agree to, ratify and confirm the same and every part thereof.

Done in Convention by the unanimous consent of the members present, this eighteenth 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.

John Stevens President and Delegate from the County of Hunterdon

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John Chetwood Jno. Witherspoon
Samuel Hay Jacob R. Hardenbergh
David Crane Fred. Frelinghuysen
John Neilson Thomas Reynolds
John Beatty Geo. Anderson
Benjamin Manning Joshua M. Wallace
RD. Howell William Windes
Andw. Hunter William Woodhull
Benjamin Whitall John Jacob Faesch
Whitten Cripps Davd. Potter
Edmund Wetherby Jonathan Bowen
Eli Elmer
Jesse Hand Robert Ogden
Jeremiah Eldredge Thoms. Anderson
Matthew Whilldin Robt. Hoops
Joshua Corshon
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