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ASSEMBLED AT PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, MAY 14, AND DIS-
SOLVED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1787,
Published under the direction of the President of the United States, conformably to a
Resolution of Congress of March 27, 1818.
RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS OF MARCH 27, 1818.
Resolution directing the Publication and Distribution of the Journal and
Proceedings of the Convention, which formed the present Constitution of the United States.
RESOLVED, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Journal of the Convention, which formed the present Constitution of the United States, now remaining in the office of the Secretary of State, and all Acts and Proceedings of that Convention, which are in the possession of the government of the United States, be published under the direction of the President of the United States, together with the Secret Journals of the Acts and Proceedings, and the Foreign Correspondence of the Congress of the United States, from the first meeting thereof, down to the date of the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three, except such parts of the said foreign correspondence as the President of the United States may deem it improper at this time to publish : and that one thousand copies thereof be printed, of which one copy shall be furnished to each member of the present Congress, and the residue shall remain subject to the fature disposition of Congress.