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Special Message

June 16, 1790

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives:

The ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was received by me last night, together with a letter to the President of the United States from the president of the convention. I have directed my secretary to lay before you a copy of each.


George Washington, Special Message Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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