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Minutes of the Pennsylvania General Assembly [Extracts]
Pennsylvania. General Assembly
March 21, 1786 - April 11, 1786
Volume 18, Pages 580-581

[From Executive Letter Book.]

State of Pennsylvania in General Assembly,
Tuesday, March 21st, 1786, A. M.

The Report of the Committee read March the 11th on that part of the Message from the Supreme Executive Council which respects a Convention of the States proposed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, was read the second time; whereupon,

Resolved, That five Commissioners be appointed on the part of this State; any three of whom may Act to meet such Commissioners as may be appointed by the other States in the Union, at a time and place to be agreed on, to take into Consideration the Trade of the United States, to examine the relative situation and trade of the said States; to consider how far a Uniform System in their Commercial Regulations may be Necessary to the Common Interest and

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their permanent harmony; and to report to the several States such an Act relative to this great Object as when unanimously ratified by them will enable the United States in Congress Assembled, effectually to provide for the same. And also to meet Commissioners of Virginia and Maryland to Communicate reciprocally the Regulations of Commerce and duties proposed by each State and within their respective powers and that the Supreme Executive Council be Authorized and requested to make the said appointment of Commissioners and to give them such instructions from time to time as they shall think expedient.


Extract from the Minutes.

Jacob Shallus, Assistant Clerk.

Council proceeded to the Election of Five Commissioners under the Resolution of Assembly of the twenty-first of March last. When it appeared that the following Gentlemen were chosen, viz: Robert Morris, George Clymer, John Armstrong, Jun., Thomas Fitzsimmons and French Casee, Esquire.

Extract from the Minutes.

For John Armstrong, Jun., Secretary.