A collection of tables of population for each state presented to the Convention to inform apportionment of representation.
Cite as: Kieran Hazzard, Population Statistics Used in the U.S. Constitutional Convention, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, accessed 2019)
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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, speaking in the South Carolina House of Representatives in January 1788, gave a set of figures for the "numbers in the different states, according to the most accurate accounts we could obtain." Farrand included this in...
William Paterson's notes contained a table of state populations as used for tax quotas. Farrand writes that, "Among the Wilson papers in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, upon the first page of the copy of the resolutions used by...