United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.

The Convention

The main Committee consisting of all members; this Committee spans the entire length of the Convention.

To see the full record of a committee, click on the corresponding committee on the map below.

The Document Library View

The list of documents under consideration by committee: The Convention at the end of its timeline.

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Resolution and Order on Convention Expenses


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 07 Jul 1787, 11:00

Letter from the Secretary to the Library Company of Philadelphia

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 07 Jul 1787, 11:00

Motion to thank the Directors of the Library Company.


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Letter to Congress


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 01 Sep 1787, 10:00

First Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 25 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Grand Committee on Taxation [Resolutions]


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 17 Sep 1787, 10:00

Constitution of the United States

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 17 Sep 1787, 10:00

On the question to agree to the Constitution enrolled in order to be signed. It was agreed to all the States answering ay.


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 10 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of King's Committee

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 10 Jul 1787, 11:00

On the question to agree to the report of the grand Committee. it passed in the affirmative [Ayes — 9; noes — 2.]


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 05 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Committee of Eleven of July 2nd [Resolutions]

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Third Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 06 Aug 1787, 11:00

Report of the Committee of Detail

Also tagged as: Articles of Confederation Constitutional Convention National Government

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 07 Aug 1787, 11:00

Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions]



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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 13 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report on Articles XXII and XXIII


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Grand Committee on Debt [Resolutions]



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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 24 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Grand Committee on Taxation

Also tagged as: Legislative Authority Legislative Branch Legislative Power National Legislature Slavery Taxation

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 01 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee of Five on Law in the States


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Proposed rules and standing orders for the Convention

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Resolved that the said rules be added to the standing orders of the House.


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 30 Jun 1787, 11:00

Proposal for Consideration

People: Benjamin Franklin

Also tagged as: Equal Representation Federalism Legislative Branch Representation Second Branch of National Legislature Small State Suffrage


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 28 Aug 1787, 11:00

Report of the Grand Committee on Trade



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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 21 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Grand Committee on Debt

Also tagged as: Militia

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Sep 1787, 10:00

Second Report of the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Sep 1787, 10:00

Motion to postpone the consideration of the remainder of the report so that delegates might take copies.

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 13 Jun 1787, 11:00

The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee

Also tagged as: Virginia Plan

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Clauses for the Grand Committee on Taxation

People: John Rutledge Gouverneur Morris Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Appointment of the Grand Committee on Taxation




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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 10 Sep 1787, 10:00

Pinckney's Proposal for an Address to the People

People: Charles Pinckney


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 24 Jul 1787, 11:00

New Jersey Plan


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 10 Sep 1787, 10:00

Randolph's Motion on Pardons in Cases of Treason

People: Edmund Randolph

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 Aug 1787, 10:00

Propositions for the Committee of Five on Law in the States

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 18 Aug 1787, 11:00

Motions on Legislative Powers over the Militia

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 18 Aug 1787, 11:00

Motion to refer motions on the militia to the Grand Committee.


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Items for the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions

People: Roger Sherman


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 11:00

Instructions to the Committee of Detail

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 11:00

Motion to refer latest proceedings to the Committee of Detail.



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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee of Style

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 15 Sep 1787, 10:00

The Constitution was then ordered to be engrossed.





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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 18 Aug 1787, 11:00

Rutledge's Motion on Debt


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 19 Jun 1787, 14:00

The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee [Resolutions]

Also tagged as: Virginia Plan

Last decision:

United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee, referral to the Committee of Detail.



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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

The Virginia Plan as amended in Committee [Resolutions] - Version for the Committee of Detail

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

Motion to refer the proceedings of the Convention to the Committee of Detail

People: Elbridge Gerry


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Orders of Business

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

[Referral of document to other sessions/committees]


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Sep 1787, 10:00

Motion on Expenses for the Committee of Eleven


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Orders of Business

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

And then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 23 Aug 1787, 10:00

Article IX, section 1 referred back to the Committee of Detail

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 23 Aug 1787, 10:00

Motion to commit article IX, section 1


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Charles Pinckney's Plan

People: Charles Pinckney