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Writing of the Declaration of Independence



To Convene is to formally open (begin) a legislative day or meeting.




President:  (Bangs Gavel) “I call this meeting to order.  Will the Secretary please call the roll.  Those present will signify by saying aye.”


Secretary:  Calls each member by name.


Members:  Respond by saying aye


President:  “Mr. Secretary, do we have a quorum?”


Secretary:  “You have a quorum, Mr. President.”


President:  “Having established that a quorum is present…”

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