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Page 1 of the Engrossed Copy of the United States Constitution, 1788

This copy of the proposed United States Constitution and of the ratification instrument was engrossed by order of the Poughkeepsie Convention, July 25, 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.
Identifier: NYSA_A1800_1
Date: July 25 1788
Language: English
Repository: New York State Archives
Source: New York State Archives, New York (State). Secretary of State, Engrossed copy of the United States Constitution ratified by the Convention of New York State, 1788, A1800
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Alternate Identifier: DMS ID Number: 145435

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