Oregon Ratifies the Constitution

The first of two signature pages in the constitution. Most of the delegates signed the document at the end of the convention. Jesse Applegate left early and didn't add his signature. He complained that "under the rules of caucus-sovereignty an opposition member was as useless as a fifth wheel to a wagon." (Oregon State Archives image)

The first of two signature pages in the constitution. Most of the delegates signed the document at the end of the convention. Jesse Applegate left early and didn't add his signature. He complained that "under the rules of caucus-sovereignty an opposition member was as useless as a fifth wheel to a wagon." (Oregon State Archives image)

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