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The Quill Project

Understanding how constitutions and laws are written

Welcome to our research platform. The Quill Project works to research the history and enhance understanding of some of the world's foundational legal texts. If it is your first time here and you would like to know more about the project, please see our pages on the Pembroke College Oxford website.

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition), The Convention, 11 Aug 1787 (38 events in this session)


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