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THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.
( 1802. )
THE people of
that part of the Northwest Territory now embraced in the boundaries
of the State of Ohio, having arrived at a numerical strength.
sufficient under the Ordinance of 1787 to give them a separate
organization, and acting under the Act of Congress of May, 1802,
elected repre-- sentatives to a Constitutional Convention to take
the necessary steps for admission into the Union of States. The
representatives so elected, met in Chillicothe on the 1st of
November, 1802, and completed their labors by the ratification
on-the 29th of that month of the First Constitution of the State of
Joseph Darlington, Israel Donaldson, and Thomas Kirker.
James Caldwell and Elijah Woods.
Philip Gatch and James Sargent.
Henry Abrams and Emanuel Carpenter.
John W. Browne, Charles Willing Byrd, Francis Dunlavy, William Goforth, John Kitchell, Jeremiah Morrow, John Paul, John Reiley,
John Smith and John Wilson.
Rudolph Blair, George Humphrey, John Milligan, Nathan Updegraff,
and Bazaleel Wells.
Michael Baldwin, James Grubb, Nathaniel Massie, and Thomas Worthington.
David Abbott and Samuel Huntington.
Ephriam Cutler, Benj. Ives Gilman, John McIntyre and Rufus Putnam., President of the Convention, Edward Tiffin, of Ross County. Secretary of the Convention, Thomas Scott.
It is interesting to note the absence, in this list of 1802, of the names of such counties as Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Montgomery, Stark, Muskingum, and Mahoning, the homes, in 1900, of all the large cities of the state except: Cincinnati.
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