Subject: Re: 2 Questions about the Constitution
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:36:19 -0500
From: "Alic" email@example.com
Dear Mr. Mikalac:
Thank you for your recent
inquiry regarding the constitution, which has been
referred to ALIC: Archives Library Information Center.
The date of ratification and the date of admission for these states, like
the first 11, are one and the the same and can be verified using an
encyclopedia or almanac. Therefore North Carolina entered the Union on
November 21, 1789, and Rhode Island on May 29, 1790.
Historians Forrest McDonald and Charles Warren count a total of 19 delegates
who were elected or appointed by their state legislature or governor, either
declined the honor or simply refused to attend. They are listed by state
CONNECTICUT - Erastus Wolcott
GEORGIA - George Walton, Nathaniel Pendleton
MARYLAND - Robert Hanson Harrison, Charles Carroll, Thomas Sims Lee, Thomas
Stone, Gabriel Duvall
MASSACHUSETTS - Francis Dana
NEW HAMPSHIRE - John Pickering, Benjamin West
NEW JERSEY - John Neilson, Abraham Clark
NORTH CAROLINA - Richard Caswell, Willie Jones
SOUTH CAROLINA - Henry Laurens
VIRGINIA - Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Nelson
For more information on these individuals, see the following resources.
Warren, Charles. The Making of the Constitution. Boston: Little, Brown, and
McDonald, Forrest. We the People: The Economic Origins of the Constitution.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958.
These books can be found in a college or university library in your area and
can probably be ordered via inter-library loan from your local public
I hope that this information is of use to you. Once again, thank you for
your interest in the National Archives and Records Administration.