It was moved and seconded that the proceedings of the Convention for the establishment of a national government be referred to a Committee for the purpose of reporting a Constitution conformably to the Proceedings aforesaid.
Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.
To see the full record of a committee, click on the corresponding committee on the map below.
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A collection of handwritten primary source material pertaining to the deliberations of the Committee of Detail. People include John Jay, George Washington, Richard Caswell, R.D. Spaight, Alexander Martin, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James McClurg.
When arranging the Records of the Constitutional Convention, Max Farrand established a numerical sequence for documents relating to the committee of detail from I to IX. However, when the Historical Society of Pennsylvania digitized some of their Wilson papers, they did not conform to the sequence established by Farrand and retained by scholars such as William Ewald. Due to the complicated textual nature of this digital collection, it is necessary to break this "draft" of the constitution into its constituent parts as identified by Farrand and Ewald, while making clear the fact that it is digitized as an integrated whole.
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