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Constitutional Convention 1787

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

Cite as: Constitutional Convention 1787, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2018).

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Created on: 1787-05-14 10:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-17 00:00:00

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

55 members

89 sessions

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Created on: 1787-05-25 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: The appointment of a Committee, consisting of Messrs. Wythe, Hamilton & C. Pinckney, on the motion of Mr. C. Pinckney, to prepare standing rules & orders was the only remaining step taken on this day

3 members

2 sessions

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Created on: 1787-05-29 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-06-19 00:00:00

Description: Resolved that the House will ... resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider of the state of the American Union.

49 members

16 sessions

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Created on: 1787-07-02 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: It was moved and seconded to appoint a Committee consisting of a Deputy from each State to whom the eighth resolution, and so much of the seventh resolution, reported from the Committee of the whole House, as has not been decided upon should be referred.

11 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-07-06 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: It was moved and seconded to refer the first clause of the first proposition reported from the grand Committee to a special Committee.

5 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-07-09 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: It was moved and seconded to refer the first paragraph of the report to a Committee of One member from each State.

11 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-07-23 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-04 00:00:00

Description: 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.

5 members

4 sessions

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Created on: 1787-08-18 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-21 00:00:00

Description: It was moved and seconded That a Committee to consist of a Member from each State be appointed to consider the necessity and expediency of the debts of the several States being assumed by the United States.

11 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-08-22 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-24 00:00:00

Description: A Committee (of a Member from each State) was appointed by ballot of the honorable Mr Langdon, Mr King, Mr Johnson, Mr Livingston, Mr Clymer, Mr Dickinson, Mr L. Martin, Mr Madison, Mr Williamson, Mr C. C. Pinckney, & Mr Baldwin. — to whom the 2 remaining clauses of the 4th & ye 5 & 6 sections were referred.

11 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-08-25 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-08-28 00:00:00

Description: A Committee was appointed by ballot of the honorable Mr Langdon, Mr Gorham, Mr Sherman, Mr Dayton, Mr Fitz Simmons, Mr Read, Mr Carrol Mr Mason, Mr Williamson, Mr Butler and Mr Few.

11 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-08-31 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: It was moved and seconded to refer such parts of the Constitution as have been postponed, and such parts of reports as have not been acted on to a Committee of a Member from each State

11 members

3 sessions

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Created on: 1787-08-29 00:00:00

Dissolved on: 1787-09-01 00:00:00

Description: The foregoing Propositions together with the 16 article were referred to the honorable Mr Rutledge, Mr Randolph, Mr Gorham, Mr Wilson and Mr Johnson.

5 members

1 sessions

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Created on: 1787-09-08 00:00:00

Dissolved on: None

Description: It was moved and seconded to appoint a Committee of five to revise the style of and arrange the articles agreed to by the House.

5 members

2 sessions

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