Vermont: Polity Style: 1777-1791

17 Jan 1777 General Convention approves the draft of the declaration of independence from New York; the district "commonly called and known by the name of New-Hampshire grants" becomes an independent state under the name of New Connecticut [1]
17 Jan 1777 - 4 Jun 1777 State of New Connecticut
4 Jun 1777 General Convention approves a resolution changing the name in the Declaration of Independence to Vermont [Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, 1:54-55]
4 Jun 1777 - State of Vermont [2]
10 Jan 1791 Convention of the Delegates of the People approves a resolution on ratification of the Constitution of the United States [Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, 3:480]
4 Mar 1791 admitted to the United States when "An Act for the Admission of the State of Vermont into this Union" becomes operative (passed by the U.S. Congress 18 Feb 1791) [3]

[1] The Westminster Convention meets 15 Jan 1777 and votes 16 Jan 1777 for a resolution "That the district of land commonly called and known by the name of New-Hampshire grants, be a new and separate state" [Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont, 1:39-47].
[2] The Constitution promulgated 8 Jul 1777 and its further modifications also refer to the state as "The Commonwealth or State of Vermont".
[3] "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacted and declared, That on the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, the said state, by the name and style of "The State of Vermont," shall be received and admitted into this Union, as a new and entire member of the United States of America." [Statutes at Large, 1:191]
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