Elliot’s Debate, U.S. in Congress Assembled, September 28, 1787

The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (Elliot’s Debates)

Vol. I

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THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED.

Friday, September 28, 1787.

Present–New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia and from Maryland, Mr. Ross.

Congress having received the report of the Convention, lately assembled in Philadelphia,–

Resolved, unanimously, That the said report, with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same, be transmitted to the several legislatures, in order to submit to a convention of delegates, chosen in each state by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves of the Convention made and provided in that case. CHARLES THOMPSON, Secretary.

AMENDMENTS.

ARTICLE I.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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