[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 113th Congress]
[113rd Congress]
[House Document 112-161]
[The United States Constitution]
[Pages 88-91]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


 

                              ARTICLE VII.


Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the 
Sec. 207. Ratification of the Constitution. The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United [[Page 89]] States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names, Go WASHINGTON--Presidt. and Deputy from Virginia. [Signed also by the deputies of twelve States.] John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman. New Hampshire. Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King. Massachusetts. Wm. Saml. Johnson, Roger Sherman. Connecticut. Alexander Hamilton. New York. Wil: Livingston, Wm. Paterson, David Brearley, Jona: Dayton. New Jersey. B Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, RobT. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thos. FitzSimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv Morris. Pennsylvania. Geo. Read, Gunning Bedford jun, John Dickinson, Richard Bassett. Jaco Broom, Delaware. James McHenry, Dan of ST Thos. Jenifer. Danl Carroll, Maryland. John Blair, James Madison Jr. [[Page 90]] Virginia. Wm. Blount, Rich'D. Dobbs Spaight. Hu Williamson, North Carolina. J. Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Charles Pinckney, Pierce Butler. South Carolina. William Few, Abr Baldwin. Georgia. [[Page 91]] Attest: William Jackson, Secretary. articles in addition to, and amendment of, the constitution of the united states of america, proposed by congress, and ratified by the several states pursuant to the fifth article of the original constitution\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States were proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the First Congress on September 25, 1789 (this date and the date succeeding amendments were proposed is the date of final congressional action--signature by the presiding officer of the Senate--as is shown in the Senate Journals). They were ratified by the following States, on the dates shown, and the notifications by the governors thereof of ratification were communicated by the President to Congress: New Jersey, November 20, 1789; Maryland, December 19, 1789; North Carolina, December 22, 1789; South Carolina, January 19, 1790; New Hampshire, January 25, 1790; Delaware, January 28, 1790; New York, February 27, 1790; Pennsylvania, March 10, 1790; Rhode Island, June 7, 1790; Vermont, November 3, 1791; Virginia, December 15, 1791. Ratification was completed on December 15, 1791. The amendments were subsequently ratified by Massachusetts, March 2, 1939; Georgia, March 18, 1939; Connecticut, April 19, 1939.