When Florida framed her first constitution the principle of submitting constitutions to the people had been generally established. By January 11, 1839 the St. Joseph convention was ready to submit the fruit of its labors to the people for their approval or rejection. The date set for voting on the question was the first Monday in May 1839, coincident with electing a delegate to Congress.
"The Reception. of the St. Joseph Constitution,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 17
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol17/iss2/5