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Constitutional Convention

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

ARTICLE. VI.

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers; both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

ARTICLE. VII.

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

DONE in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

Attest William Jackson Secretary Go: Washington—Presidt.

and deputy from Virginia

Delaware

GEO: READ

GUNNING BEDFORD JUNR

JOHN DICKINSON

RICHARD BASSETT

JACO: BROOM

Maryland

JAMES McHENRY

DAN OF ST THOS. JENIFER

DANL CARROLL

Virginia

JOHN BLAIR—

JAMES MADISON JR.

North Carolina

WM. BLOUNT

RICHD. DOBBS SPAIGHT.

HU WILLIAMSON

South Carolina

J. RUTLEDGE

CHARLES COTESWORTH

PINCKNEY

CHARLES PINCKNEY

PIERCE BUTLER

Georgia

WILLIAM FEW

ABR BALDWIN
New Hampshire

JOHN LANGDON

NICHOLAS GILMAN

Massachusetts

NATHANIEL GORHAM

RUFUS KING

Connecticut

WM: SAML. JOHNSON

ROGER SHERMAN

New York

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

New Jersey

WIL: LIVINGSTON

DAVID BREARLEY

WM. PATERSON

JONA: DAYTON

Pensylvania

B FRANKLIN

THOMAS MIFFLIN

ROBT MORRIS

GEO. CLYMER

THOS. FITZSIMONS

JARED INGERSOLL

JAMES WILSON

GOUV. MORRIS

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