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Engrossed copy of the United States Constitution ratified by the Convention of New York State

Identifier: A1800
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 5575
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: This copy of the proposed United States Constitution and of the ratification instrument was engrossed by order of the Poughkeepsie Convention, July 26, 1788. It consists of seven folio parchment sheets bearing the text of the Constitution and of the "Declaration of Rights, Ratification of the Constitution and Explanatory Amendments" adopted by the Convention on July 25. It also contains an appeal to other states to call a second convention. Both parts are signed by the president and other officers of the Convention.

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