Ratifications of the Constitution of the United States/North Carolina
Whereas the General Convention which met in Philadelphia, in pursuance of a recommendation of Congress, did recommend to the citizens of the United States a Constitution or form of government in the following words, namely,—
"We, the people," &c. [Here follows the Constitution of the United States, verbatim.]
Resolved, That this Convention, in behalf of the freemen, citizens and inhabitants of the state of North Carolina, do adopt and ratify the said Constitution and form of government.
Done in Convention this twenty-first day of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
(Signed) SAMUEL JOHNSON,
President of the Convention.
J. Hunt, James Taylor. Secretaries.