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delegate

US Government a representative of a territory in the US House of Representatives
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It was attended by delegates from only five of the central States, who, on comparing their restricted powers with the glaring and universally acknowledged defects of the Confederation, reported only a recommendation for the assemblage of another convention of delegates to meet at Philadelphia, in May, 1787, from all the States, and with enlarged powers.
It would appear that when the County Delegate had sent over five good men to strike a blow in Vermissa, he had demanded that in return three Vermissa men should be secretly selected and sent across to kill William Hales of Stake Royal, one of the best known and most popular mine owners in the Gilmerton district, a man who was believed not to have an enemy in the world; for he was in all ways a model employer.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
One branch of the new government is to be appointed by these legislatures; and under the Confederation, the delegates to Congress MAY ALL be appointed immediately by the people, and in two States[1] are actually so appointed.
This was all that the delegates had it in their power to do.
At twelve, Captain Blomsberry, assisted by his officers who superintended the observations, took the reckoning in the presence of the delegates of the Gun Club.
Maston, and the delegates of the Gun Club were mounted on the bridge, examining this object straying at random on the waves.
The hybrid system, called the "Texas Two-Step," was a unique way of apportioning delegates to the state's Democratic presidential nominating convention.
The education explores leadership, communication, advocacy in disciplinary situations, safe staffing including health and safety obligations, organising strategies, support networks and coaching opportunities for new delegates, and reflection on their leadership practice as a delegate.
Based on the verified C/SNA dues paid to ANA in the 24 months ending December 31 of the even numbered years, an average dues per additional delegate will be computed.
When an elected delegate is unable to attend the ANA House of Delegates or successor membership assembly, the alternates in rank order of the highest number of votes received shall serve.
Congressman Ron Paul dominated the Louisiana GOP caucuses on April 28, winning 74 percent of the delegates from district conventions, who will attend a state convention in June.