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U.S. Continental Congress. Thomson, Charles (1729-1824) Extract from minutes re: Maryland ratifying the Articles of Confederation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04382 Author/Creator: U.S. Continental Congress. Thomson, Charles (1729-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1781/03/01 Pagination: 1 p. 30.5 x 23.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04382 Author/Creator: U.S. Continental Congress. Thomson, Charles (1729-1824) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1781/03/01 Pagination: 1 p. 30.5 x 23.3 cm

Summary of Content: Maryland was the last state to ratify the Articles "by which act the Confederation of the United State of America was completed each and every one of the thirteen states from New Hampshire to Georgia both included having adopted and confirmed and by their delegates in Congress ratified the same."

Background Information:

Full Transcript: In Congress March 1st 1781

According to the order of the day the honorable John Hanson and Daniel Carrol two of the Delegates for the State of Maryland and in possession ...of the act of the Legislature of that State entitled "An Act to empower the delegates of this State in Congress to subscribe and ratify the Articles of Confederation" which was read in Congress the 12th of July last, and a copy thereof entered in the minutes, did in behalf of the said State of Maryland, sign and ratify the said articles of Confederation by which act the confederation of the United States of America was completed each and every of the thirteen United States from New hampshire [sic] to Georgia both included having adopted and confirmed and by their delegates in Congress ratified the same. --
Extract from the minutes --
Chas Thomson Jur.
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People: Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsArticles of ConfederationContinental CongressRatificationCongress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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