United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)

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

Committee of Detail

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.

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Committee Document Library View

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

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 24 Jul 1787, 14:00

Resolutions from the Convention


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 24 Jul 1787, 14:00

Charles Pinckney's Plan


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 24 Jul 1787, 14:00

New Jersey Plan


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 14:00

Instructions to the Committee of Detail


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Aug 1787, 11:00

Randolph's Draft

People: Edmund Randolph


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Aug 1787, 11:00

Wilson's Sketch, part I

People: James Wilson


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Aug 1787, 11:00

Committee Draft (Documents VI and VIII)

People: John Rutledge Nathaniel Gorham Oliver Ellsworth Edmund Randolph James Wilson


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 04 Aug 1787, 11:00

Committee Draft (Document IX)

People: John Rutledge Nathaniel Gorham Oliver Ellsworth Edmund Randolph James Wilson


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 21 Aug 1787, 16:00

Proposed Powers of the Legislature of the United States


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 21 Aug 1787, 16:00

Further Propositions for the Committee of Detail


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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 21 Aug 1787, 16:00

Report of the Committee of Detail on Legislative Powers

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United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition), Date: 21 Aug 1787, 16:00

As the record shows, the report was read out in Convention on August 22nd.