United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

New York Delegation

This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 9 of 92 people who took part.

Members (9):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Egbert Benson Visualize (21 June 1746 – 24 August 1833) Lawyer, delegate to the Continental Congress (but did not attend), and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Benson was selected by the state legislature to join Hamilton as New York’s delegation to the Annapolis Convention of 1786. He served in the First Congress as a member of the House of Representatives and was appointed to the New York Supreme Court in 1794. New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William Floyd Visualize (17 December 1734 – 04 August 1821) Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Congressman, and estate owner. He held several positions within the militia and was elected to the first Continental Congress. Floyd was also a financier, lending money at interest. His family estate was worked by free labour and by eleven slaves. ['William Floyd', American National Biography] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John Hathorn Visualize (January 9, 1749 – February 19, 1825) Continental Army officer, surveyor, and U.S. Representative. Hathorn served on the New York State Assembly, where he eventually gained the title of Speaker, and the New York State Senate. Although elected to the Confederation Congress, he did not attend, because soon after his election, it was disbanded. Shortly thereafter, Hathorn was elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress and later as a Republican candidate to the Fourth Congress. He also engaged in mercantile pursuits throughout his life. [‘John Hathorn’, Wikipedia] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Rufus King Visualize Senator New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John Laurance Visualize (1750 – 11 November 1810) Laywer, land speculator, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Veteran of the Continental Army, Laurance served throughout the American Revolution. He attended the Continental Congress and was appointed Judge of the U.S. District Court of New York. Laurence was also a keen land speculator and investor. Later on in life, he served as director of the Bank of the U.S. as well as its New York branch. [Source: ‘Laurance, John’, American National Biography]] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Philip Schuyler Visualize (10 November 1733–18 November 1804) General in the American Revolution and a U.S. Senator. Schuyler served as a member of the Second Continental Congress and was appointed a major general of the Continental Army. He served as a state senator, state surveyor general, and a U.S. senator. He advocated for expanding the powers of the central government. Schuyler’s household included between nine and twenty-seven slaves. As none were mentioned in his will, it appears that by 1803, all of them had been freed or sold. [Source: ‘Schuyler, Philip John’, American National Biography, available at https://doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0100812] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Philip Schuyler Visualize (10 November 1733–18 November 1804) General in the American Revolution and a U.S. Senator. Schuyler served as a member of the Second Continental Congress and was appointed a major general of the Continental Army. He served as a state senator, state surveyor general, and a U.S. senator. He advocated for expanding the powers of the central government. Schuyler’s household included between nine and twenty-seven slaves. As none were mentioned in his will, it appears that by 1803, all of them had been freed or sold. [Source: ‘Schuyler, Philip John’, American National Biography, available at https://doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0100812] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Peter Silvester Visualize (1734 – 15 October 1808) Member of the U.S. Senate, lawyer, and mentor to Martin Van Buren. During the American Revolutionary War, he held a variety of political positions in New York, such as member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses. After the war, he was appointed judge of the court of common pleas of Columbia County, New York, and served as the regent of the University of the State of New York. He would later go on to serve in the New York State Legislature, the first and second United States Congresses, and the New York State Senate. New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer Visualize (27 August 1738 – 19 February 1810) Land agent, merchant, surveyor, U.S. Representative. Member of the prominent Van Rensselaer family, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer served as Congressman of the U.S. House of Representatives for one term. He was then a member of the New York State Assembly, on the board of the Bank of Albany, and an elector in the 1800 presidential election, in which he voted for Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Shortly thereafter, Van Rensselaer became Lieutenant Governor of New York. [‘Jeremiah Van Rensselaer’, Wikipedia] New York Delegation (This negotiation)