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 The Commissioners from the said States, respectively assembled at Annapolis, humbly beg leave to report. The Commissioners from the said States, respectively assembled at Annapolis, humbly beg leave to report.
  
-That, pursuant to their several appointments,​ they met, at Annapolis in the State of Maryland, on the eleventh day of September Instant, and having proceeded to a Communication of their powers; they found that the States of New York, Pennsylvania,​ and Virginia, had, in substance, and nearly in the same terms, authorised their respective Commissioners “to meet such Commissioners as were, or might be, appointed by the other States in the Union, at such time and place, as should be agreed upon by the said Commissioners to take into consideration the trade and Commerce of the United States, to consider how far an uniform system in their commercial intercourse and regulations might be necessary to their common interest and permanent harmony, and to report to the several States such an Act, relative to this great object, as when unanimously ratified by them would enable the United States in Congress assembled effectually to provide for the same.”+That, pursuant to their several appointments,​ they met, at Annapolis in the State of Maryland, on the eleventh day of September Instant, and having proceeded to a Communication of their powers; they found that the States of New York, Pennsylvania,​ and Virginia, had, in substance, and nearly in the same terms, authorised their respective Commissioners “to meet such Commissioners as were, or might be, appointed by the other States in the Union, at such time and place, as should be agreed upon by the said Commissioners to take into consideration the trade and Commerce of the United States, ​<wrap hi>to consider how far an uniform system in their commercial intercourse and regulations might be necessary to their common interest and permanent harmony</​wrap>​, and to report to the several States such an Act, relative to this great object, as when unanimously ratified by them would enable the United States in Congress assembled effectually to provide for the same.”
  
 That the State of Delaware, had given similar powers to their Commissioners,​ with this difference only, that the Act to be framed in virtue of those powers, is required to be reported “to the United States in Congress assembled, to be agreed to by them, and confirmed by the Legislatures of every State.” That the State of Delaware, had given similar powers to their Commissioners,​ with this difference only, that the Act to be framed in virtue of those powers, is required to be reported “to the United States in Congress assembled, to be agreed to by them, and confirmed by the Legislatures of every State.”
  
-That the State of New Jersey had enlarged the object of their appointment,​ empowering their Commissioners,​ “to consider how far an uniform system in their commercial regulations and other important matters, might be necessary to the common interest and permanent harmony of the several States,” and to report such an Act on the subject, as when ratified by them “would enable the United States in Congress assembled, effectually to provide for the exigencies of the Union.”+That the State of New Jersey had enlarged the object of their appointment,​ empowering their Commissioners,​ “to consider how far an uniform system in their commercial regulations and other important matters,<wrap hi> ​might be necessary to the common interest and permanent harmony of the several States,” and to report such an Act on the subject, as when ratified by them “would enable the United States in Congress assembled, effectually to provide for the exigencies of the Union.”</​wrap>​
  
 That appointments of Commissioners have also been made by the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts,​ Rhode Island, and North Carolina, none of whom however have attended; but that no information has been received by your Commissioners,​ of any appointment having been made by the States of Connecticut,​ Maryland, South Carolina or Georgia. That appointments of Commissioners have also been made by the States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts,​ Rhode Island, and North Carolina, none of whom however have attended; but that no information has been received by your Commissioners,​ of any appointment having been made by the States of Connecticut,​ Maryland, South Carolina or Georgia.
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