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14-25 May, 1787

25 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry

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Quorum reached. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below.

National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Friday 25th. Another Delegate coming in from the State of New Jersey gave it a representation and encreased the number to Seven which forming a quoram of the 13 the Members present resolved to organize the body; when, by a unanimous vote I was called up to the Chair as President of the body. Majr. William Jackson was appointed Secretary and a Comee. was chosen consisting of 3 Members to prepare rules & regulations for conducting the business and after [ap]pointing door keepers the Convention adjourned till Monday, to give time to the Comee. to report the matters referred to them. Returned many visits to day. Dined at Mr. Thos. Willings and sp[en]t the evening at my lodgings.

Reference: “[Diary entry: 25 May 1787],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified November 26, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-05-02-0002-0005-0025. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 5, 1 July 1786?–?31 December 1789, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, p. 162.]

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Quorum reached. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below.

National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Friday 25th. Another Delegate coming in from the State of New Jersey gave it a representation and encreased the number to Seven which forming a quoram of the 13 the Members present resolved to organize the body; when, by a unanimous vote I was called up to the Chair as President of the body. Majr. William Jackson was appointed Secretary and a Comee. was chosen consisting of 3 Members to prepare rules & regulations for conducting the business and after [ap]pointing door keepers the Convention adjourned till Monday, to give time to the Comee. to report the matters referred to them. Returned many visits to day. Dined at Mr. Thos. Willings and sp[en]t the evening at my lodgings.

Reference: “[Diary entry: 25 May 1787],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified November 26, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-05-02-0002-0005-0025. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 5, 1 July 1786?–?31 December 1789, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, p. 162.]

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