U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.

The Convention

The main chamber of the Constitutional Convention, consisting of all delegates.

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

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of New York

People: Alexander Hamilton Robert Yates

Also tagged as: Journal New Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of New Jersey

People: William Churchill Houston William Paterson David Brearly

Also tagged as: Journal New Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Pennsylvania

People: Benjamin Franklin Jared Ingersol Thomas Fitzsimmons Gouverneur Morris Robert Morris James Wilson

Also tagged as: Journal Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Delaware

People: George Read Jacob Broom Richard Basset

Also tagged as: Journal Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Virginia

People: George Mason George Wythe George Washington Edmund Randolph John Blair James Madison James McClurg

Also tagged as: Journal Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of North Carolina

People: Richard Dobbs Spaight Alexander Martin William Richardson Davie Hugh Williamson

Also tagged as: Journal Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of South Carolina

People: Charles Pinckney Pierce Butler Charles Cotesworth Pinckney John Rutledge

Also tagged as: Journal Present State Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Massachusetts

People: Caleb Strong Rufus King Nathaniel Gorham

Also tagged as: Adjournment Journal Number State States Vote

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Connecticut

People: Oliver Ellsworth

Also tagged as: Adjournment Journal Number State States

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Maryland

People: James McHenry

Also tagged as: Adjournment Journal Number State States

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Rules and Standing Orders of the Convention

People: Alexander Hamilton Charles Pinckney George Wythe

Also tagged as: Amendments Directed House Place Proceedings Proper question Rules Second Time

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Having adopted the final rule, the Convention presumably adopted the rules in their entirety.

Also tagged as: Rules

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Letter from Gentlemen of Rhode Island

People: Gouverneur Morris

Also tagged as: Persons Presented State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 31 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Georgia

People: William Pierce William Few

Also tagged as: Day Days Journal Several State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 01 Jun 1787, 10:00

Credential of William Houstoun

People: William Houstoun

Also tagged as: Journal State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 05 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of William Livingston

People: William Livingston

Also tagged as: Journal New State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 20 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of William Blount

People: William Blount

Also tagged as: Journal State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 21 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of Jonathan Dayton

People: Jonathan Dayton

Also tagged as: Journal New State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 07 Jul 1787, 11:00

Letter from the Library Company of Philadelphia

Also tagged as: Members President Use

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 07 Jul 1787, 11:00

Secretary to Reply to the Library Company of Philadelphia

Also tagged as: Present

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 09 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Second Committee on Representation (Amended)

Also tagged as: Second

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 14 Jul 1787, 11:00

Whole Question Called For

People: Luther Martin

Also tagged as: Bills First Money question Second Votes Whole


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 10 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Third Committee on Representation

Also tagged as: First House Place

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 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.]

Also tagged as: question

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

Credentials for the State of New Hampshire

People: John Langdon Nicholas Gilman

Also tagged as: Journal New State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 07 Aug 1787, 11:00

Constitution Proposed by the Committee of Detail (Amended)

Also tagged as: Constitution

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 13 Sep 1787, 10:00

Consider the Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement

Also tagged as: Amendments Constitution House Receive

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia (Amended)

Also tagged as: Debts Entered Journal Militia State


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on Commercial Discrimination (Amended)

Also tagged as: Made

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Editors' note: The amended Committee report was tacitly adopted.




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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 04 Sep 1787, 10:00

Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters (Amended)

Also tagged as: Journal Second

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Third Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters (Amended)

Also tagged as: Journal

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Resolution and Order on Costs of Convention

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Once the Convention had agreed the resolution and order, it tacitly adopted the whole document.

Also tagged as: Whole

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Letter to Congress

Also tagged as: Congress New Time


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 17 Sep 1787, 10:00

Constitution of the United States

Also tagged as: Constitution States United

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Additional Instructions to the Rules Committee

People: Richard Dobbs Spaight Pierce Butler

Also tagged as: House Made Members New Proceedings Provide question Rules Subject Vote





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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 15 Jun 1787, 11:00

New Jersey Plan

People: William Paterson

Also tagged as: Bound Congress Duty Executive Give Government House Impeachment Made Majority New Place Powers Several State States Union United


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 19 Jun 1787, 11:00

Resolutions of the Committee of the Whole House (Amended)

Also tagged as: House Take Whole

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

Refer Resolutions to a Committee of Detail

People: Elbridge Gerry

Also tagged as: Constitution Executive Government Powers Proceedings Supreme


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 02 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposals for the Consideration of the First Committee on Representation

People: Caleb Strong Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

Also tagged as: First

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 02 Jul 1787, 11:00

Once the Convention had appointed a committee, it referred the proposals in question to the Committee for its consideration.

Also tagged as: First question Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 06 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposition for the Second Committee on Representation

People: Gouverneur Morris James Wilson

Also tagged as: First Second

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 09 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposition for the Third Committee on Representation

People: Roger Sherman Gouverneur Morris

Also tagged as: First Second

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 11:00

Further Resolutions for the Committee of Detail

Also tagged as: New Vote Votes

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 11:00

Refer Further Proceedings to Committee of Detail

Also tagged as: Proceedings


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 18 Aug 1787, 11:00

Proposals for the Committee on State Debts

People: John Rutledge

Also tagged as: Debts State



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Proposals for the Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation

People: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney John Rutledge

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Editors' note: Once the Committee was formed, the Convention referred its report for the Committee's consideration.

Also tagged as: Members

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Second Report of the Committee of Detail

Also tagged as: House Place Second

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 29 Aug 1787, 10:00

Propositions for the Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy

People: Charles Pinckney

Also tagged as: Bills Establish Foreign Laws Subject Uniform


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Postponed Parts of the Constitution Proposed by the Committee of Detail

Also tagged as: Constitution Member State

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), Date: 10 Sep 1787, 10:00

Instruction to Devise a Motion on Pardons in Cases of Treason

People: Edmund Randolph

Also tagged as: Cases Journal Treason

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