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The General Assembly of Delaware

Having taken into their Consideration the above amendments proposed by Congress to the respective Legislatures of the several States, Resolved, that the First Article be postponed. Resolved, that the General Assembly do agree to the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Articles; and We do hereby assent to, ratify, and confirm the same, as Part of the Constitution of The United States.

[SEAL.] In Testimony whereof We have caused the GreatSeal of The State to be hereunto affixed this twenty eighth Day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the Fourteenth Year of the Independence of The Delaware State.

Signed, by Order of Council,


Signed, by Order of the House of Assembly,


Amendments proposed to the Constitution.

In Assembly of Pennsilvania
March 11. 1790


I have the Honour to transmit an exemplified Copy of the Act declaring the Assent of this State to certain Amendments to the Constitution of the United States that you may be pleased to lay it before Congress—

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In pursuance of a Resolution of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania being the Legislature thereof: I do hereby Certify that the paper hereunto annexed con

tains an exact and true Exemplification of the Act whereof it purports to be a Copy, by virtue whereof the several Amendments therein mentioned, proposed to the Constitution of the United States were on the part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania agreed to, ratified and confirmed.

Given under my Hand and the Seal of the State this eleventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety


An Act declaring the assent of this State to certain amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Section 1st Whereas in pursuance of the fifth Article of the Constitution of the United States certain Articles of amendment to the said Constitution have been proposed by the Congress of the United States, for the consideration of the Legislatures of the several States: And Whereas this House being the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania, having maturely deliberated thereupon, have resolved to adopt and ratify the Articles hereafter enumerated, as part of the Constitution of the United States.

Section 2d Be it therefore enacted and it is hereby enacted by the Representatives of the Freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and by the Authority of the same, That the following amendments to the Constitution of the United States proposed by the Congress thereof viz'

"Article 3. Congress shall make no Law respecting an estab“lishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; "or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the Press, or the 4 AP -3.

"right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition "the Government for a redress of grievances.

"Article 4th A well regulated Militia being necessary to the "security of a free State, the right of the people to keep "and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

"Article 5. No Soldier shall in time of peace be quartered "in any House without the consent of the Owner, nor in time "of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by Law. "Article 6. The right of the people to be secure in their "persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable "searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no war"rants shall issue but upon probable cause supported by "oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to "be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

"Article 7. No person shall be held to answer for a capital "or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or "indictment of a Grand-Jury, except in cases arising in the "land or naval forces or in the Militia when in actual service "in time of war or public danger, nor shall any person be "subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of "life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case "to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, "liberty or property, without due process of law, nor shall "private property be taken for public use without just com"pensation.

"Article 8. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall "enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial by an impartial "Jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have "been committed, which district shall have been previously "ascertained by law; and to be informed of the nature and "cause of the accusation to be confronted with the witnesses

"against him, to have compulsory process for obtaining "witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of "Counsel for his defence.

"Article 9. In suits at common law, where the value in con"troversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by "Jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a Jury shall be "otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, "than according to the rules of the Common Law.

"Article 10. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor exces"sive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments in"flicted"

"Article II. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain "rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others "retained by the people.

"Article 12. The powers not delegated to the United States "by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are "reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"

Be and they are hereby ratified on behalf of this State, to become, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, part of the Constitution of the United States.

Signed by Order of the House.

Enacted into a Law at Philadelphia on Wednesday the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

Clerk of the General Assembly.

I Mathew Irwin Esq' Master of the Rolls for the state of Pennsylvania Do Certify the preceding Writing to be a true

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