# Message of President George Washington transmitting the vote of the legislature of New Hampshire on the Bill of Rights

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United States, February 15th, 1790.

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives.

I have directed my Secretary to lay before you the copy of a vote of the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire to accept the Articles proposed in addition to, and amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, except the second article—At the same time, will be delivered to you, the copy of a letter from His Excellency the President of the State of New Hampshire to the President of the United States.

The originals of the above mentioned vote and letter will be lodged in the Office of the Secretary of State.

Copy

Durham in New Hampshire

January 29th 1790.

Sir,

I have the honor enclose you for the information of Congress a vote of the Assembly of this State to accept, all the Articles of Amendments to the Constitution of the United States except the Second, which was rejected.

I have the honor to be, with the most profound respect,

Sir,

Your Most Obedient,
and very Humble Servant
(Signed) Jno. Sullivan

The President
of the United States—

I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the letter to the President of the United States from his excellency Jno. Sullivan—

Secretary of the President
of the United States

(Copy)

State of New
Hampshire
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Upon reading and maturely considering the proposed Amendments to the Federal Constitution

Voted to accept the whole of said amendments except the second Article which was rejected. Sent up for concurrence.

signed) Tho. Bartlett, Speaker

In Senate the same day read and concurred

signed) J. Pearson Secy

A true copy.

Attests Joseph Pearson Secy

I certify the above to be a true copy of the copy transmitted to the President of the United States

Secretary to the President
of the United States

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