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     The resolution had been brought forward some weeks before on the failure of an important proposed grant of power to Congress to collect a revenue from commerce, which had been abandoned by its friends in consequence of material alterations made in it the grant by a Committee of the whole. The Resolution Tho introduced by coming from Mr. Tyler an influencial member, who having never served in Congress, had more the ear of the House than those whose services there exposed them to an imputable bias, was so little unacceptable that it was not then persisted in, Being now revived by him, on the last day of the Session, an and being the alternative of adjourning without any effort for the crisis in the affairs of the Union, it was obtained a general vote; less however with some of its friends from a confidence in the success of the experiment than from a hope that it might prove a step to a more comprehensive & adequate provision for the wants of the Confederacy
     It had happened also that Commissioners who had been appointed by Virga. & Maryd. to settle the jurisdiction on waters dividing the two States had. apart from their official reports, recomended a uniformity in the laws regulations of the 2 States on several subjects & particularly an on those having in relation to foreign trade. It apeared at the same time that Maryd. had [?] deemed a concurrence of her neighbours Pena. & Delaware necessary; where indispensable can be in such a case, who for like reasons would require that of their neighbors. So apt and forceable an illustration of the necessity of a uniformity throughout all the Union States, could not but favour the passage of a Resolution which had that which proposed a Convention having that for its object.
     The comissioners appointed by the Legisl: & who attended the Convention were E. Randolph the attorney of the State, St. Geo: Tucker & J. M. The designation of [?] the time & place for its meeting to be proposed hav-[?] and communicated to the States having been left to the Comrs. they named for the time early September May 10. 1787 [?]and for the[?] and for the place the City of Annapolis the residence avoiding the residences of Congs and large Comercial Cities as sources liable to suspicions of an extraneous influence.
      [?] Altho' the recommended[?] invited Meeting appeared to be generally favored
<p-bgn>The resolution had been brought forward some weeks before
on the failure of a<del>n important</del> proposed grant of power to Congress
to collect a revenue from commerce, which had been abandoned
by its friends in consequence of material alterations
made in <del>it</del> <add>the grant</add> by a Committee of the whole. <add>The Resolution </add> Tho <add>introduced by</add> <del>coming from</del>
Mr. Tyler an influencial member, who having never served in Congress,
had more the ear of the House than those whose services
there exposed them to an imputable bias, was so <add>little</add> <del>un</del>acceptable
that it was not then persisted in, Being now revived by
him, on the last day of the Session, <del>an</del> <add>and</add> being the alternative
of adjourning without any effort for the crisis in the affairs of
<add>the</add> Union, it <del>was</del> obtained a general vote; less however with some
of its friends from a confidence in the success of the experiment
than from a hope that it might prove a step to a more comprehensive
<add>& adequate</add> provision for the wants of the Confederacy<p-end>
<p-bgn>It <del>had</del> happened also that Commissioners who had
been appointed by Virg<sup>a</sup>. & Mary<sup>d</sup>. to settle the jurisdiction on waters
dividing the two <add>States</add> had. apart from their official reports, recom<sup>—</sup>ended<note>suspension</note>
a uniformity in the <del>laws</del> <add>regulations</add> of the 2 States on several subjects <add>&</add> particularly
<del>an</del> <add>on those having</add> <del>in</del> relation to foreign trade. It apeared at the same time
that Mary<sup>d</sup>. had <ill> <add>deemed</add> a concurrence of her neighbours Pen<sup>a</sup>.
& Delaware <del>necessary; where</del> <add>indispensable <del>can be</del> in such a case, who</add> for like reasons would require
that of their neighbors. So apt and forceable an illustration
of the necessity of a uniformity throughout <add>all</add> the <del>Union</del> States, could
not but favour the passage of a Resolution <del>which had that</del> <add>which proposed a Convention</add>
<add>having that</add> for its object.<p-end>
<p-bgn>The comissioners appointed by the Legisl: & who attended
the Convention were <add>E. Randolph</add> the attorney of the State, S<sup>t</sup>. Geo: Tucker
& J. M. The designation of <del><ill></del> <add>the</add> time & place for its meeting <add>to be proposed</add> <del><unclear>hav-</unclear></del>
<add>and communicated to the States having</add> been left to the Com<sup>rs</sup>. they named for the time <add>early September</add> <del>May 10. 1787 <ill><unclear>and for the</unclear></del>
and for the place the City of Annapolis <del>the residence</del> <add>avoiding the</add> residences
of Cong<sup>s</sup> and large Comercial <note>suspension?</note> Cities as <del>sources</del> <add>liable to suspicions</add> of an extraneous
influence.<p-end>
<p-bgn> <del><ill></del> Altho' <note>suspension or unknown letter</note> the <del><unclear>recommended</unclear></del> <add>invited Meeting</add> appeared to be generally
favored