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The House and Senate passed this resolution and sent it to the President on September 26, 1789. The resolution requested that the President transmit copies of the proposed constitutional amendments to the states that had ratified the Constitution. The resolution also included a provision to send the proposed amendments to the two states that had yet to ratify the Constitution, Rhode Island and North Carolina.
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Resolution to Transmit Copies of the Proposed Constitutional Amendments to the States, 9/26/1789, Sen 1A-C2, Records of the U.S. Senate