Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Roll Call

 

The term roll call, or to call the roll, is when the clerk reads the list roll of names of the members in order to determine who is present.

 

Example:

 

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President:  Will the clerk call the roll

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Clerk: The Delegate from the 1st District Mr. Conway

Delegate Conway:  Present

Clerk: The Delegate from the 2nd District Mr. James

Delegate James:  Present

Clerk:  The Delegate from the 3rd District Mrs. Randolph

Delegate Randolph:  Present

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