Richard Morris Protests the Election of a Delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

[James Madison and Jonathan Elliot, eds., The Debates of the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constituiton… 3 (Philadelphia, 1891): 2, 562:]

[Themes: politics—ratification of the Federal Constitution]

TUESDAY, June 3, 1788.

The Convention met at the New Academy, on Shockoe Hill, pursuant to adjournment.

Mr. LEE presented a petition of Richard Morris, of the county of Louisa, complaining of an undue election and return of William White, as one of the delegates to serve in this Convention, for the said county of Louisa; which was ordered to be referred to the committee of privileges and elections.

SATURDAY, June 21, 1788.

Mr. HARRISON reported, from the committee on privileges and elections, that the committee had, according to order, had under their further consideration the petition of Mr. Richard Morris, complaining of an undue election and return of William White, as a delegate to serve in this Convention for the county of Louisa, and had agreed upon a report, and come to several resolutions thereupon, resulting as follows—on motion, ordered, that the committee of privileges and elections be discharged from further proceeding on the petition of Richard Morris, and that the petitioner have leave to withdraw the same.

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