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Report of the Conference Committee appointed to settle the differences between the House and Senate versions of the proposed bill of rights, September 24, 1789
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This report, in the handwriting of Connecticut Senator Oliver Ellsworth, shows the final wording on what would become the First Amendment to the Constitution.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Exhibited with the permission of the U.S. Senate

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