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delegate

US Government a representative of a territory in the US House of Representatives
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At his residence at Mount Vernon, in March, 1785, the first idea was started of a revisal of the Articles of Confederation, by the organization, of means differing from that of a compact between the State Legislatures and their own delegates in Congress.
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.
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.
You must not take it amiss, but it is the orders of the County Delegate that we obey.
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.
Pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act, 1996, Mr Neale Dawson will be the Returning Officer for the election of branch delegates and alternate delegates to the Annual Conference and the Committee of Delegates of the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association.
He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican nominee.
After this week, it is mathematically impossible for Sanders to reach the number of delegates necessary to win the Democratic nomination using pledged delegates alone.
Indiana has 56 delegates up for grabs which the second-runner Cruz needs desperately to put a halt on Trump's winning streak especially when he massively grabbed the delegates of six northeastern states last Tuesday bringing his tally to around 995 out of 1237 needed to be the nominee and avoid a contested Republican convention in Cleveland this summer, Cruz has about 565.

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