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Observing Constitution Day

We the Deputies of the People of Delaware State in Convention met having taken into our serious consideration the Federal Constitution proposed and agreed upon by the Deputies of the United States in a General Convention held at the city of Philadelphia on the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, Have approved, assented to, ratified, and confirmed and by these Presents, Do, in virtue of the Power and Authority to us given for the purpose for and in behalf of ourselves and our Constituents, fully, freely, and entirely approve of assent to, ratify, and confirm the said Constitution.

Done in Convention at Dover this seventh day of December in the year aforesaid and in the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names

To all whom these Presents shall come Greeting. I Thomas Collins President of the Delaware State do hereby certify that the above instrument of writing is a true copy of the original ratification of the Federal Constitution by the Convention of the Delaware State which original ratification is now in my possession. In Testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the Delaware State to be hereto anexed.

Tho.s Collins

Sussex County
John Ingram
John Jones
William Moore
William Hall
Thomas Laws
Isaac Cooper
Woodman Stockly
John Laws
Thomas Evans
Israel Holland Kent County
Nicholas Ridgely
Richard Smith
George Truitt
Richard Bassett
James Sykes
Allen McLane
Daniel Cummins, Sr.
Joseph Barker
Edward White
George ManloveNew Castle County
Ja.s Latimer,
James Black
Jn.a James
Gunning Bedford, Sr.
Kensey Johns
Thomas Wastson
Solomon Maxwell
Nicholas Way
Thomas Duff
Gunn.g Bedford, Jr.

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