Ratification of the Constitution by the State of Connecticut, January 9, 1788. Connecticut was the fifth state to do so. Connecticut's ratification message was short and to the point. The following text is taken from the Library of Congress's copy of Elliot's Debates.
In the Name of the People of the State of Connecticut.
We, the delegates of the people of said state, in general Convention assembled, pursuant to an act of the legislature in October last, have assented to, and ratified, and by these presents do assent to, on the 17th day of September, A. D. 1787, for the United States of America.
Done in Convention, this 9th day of January, A. D. 1788.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands.
MATTHEW GRISWOLD, President.
Zebulon Peck, Jun.,
Joseph Moss White,
Stephen Mix Mitchell,
Lewis Mallet, Jun.
Joshua Raymond, Jun.,
Philip Burr Bradley,
John Davenport, Jun.,
Wm. Samuel Johnson,
Dan. Nath. Brinsmade,
Samuel H. Parsons,
State of Connecticut, ss. Hartford, January Ninth, Anno Domini, 1788. — The foregoing ratification was agreed to, and signed as above, by one hundred and twenty-eight, and dissented to by forty delegates in convention, which is a majority of eighty-eight.
Certified by MATTHEW GRISWOLD, President.
Teste. Jedediah Strong, Secretary.