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26 July- 4 August, 1787: The Meeting of the Committee of Detail

James Wilson's Draft of the Constitution, Part I (handwritten)

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Included on pages 1-2 in the History Society of Pennsylvania's "United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787," which corresponds with Document VI in Farrand's sequence.

Link to Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1786#lf0544-02_label_428

Link to Historical Society of Pennsylvania digital library below.

We’ve dated this document to 28 July, 1787 based on William Ewald’s judgment that it constitutes “a proper draft of a Constitution—the second after Randolph’s, and the first clearly produced by the Committee” (Ewald, Committee, 248).

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Included on pages 1-2 in the History Society of Pennsylvania's "United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787," which corresponds with Document VI in Farrand's sequence.

Link to Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1786#lf0544-02_label_428

Link to Historical Society of Pennsylvania digital library below.

We’ve dated this document to 28 July, 1787 based on William Ewald’s judgment that it constitutes “a proper draft of a Constitution—the second after Randolph’s, and the first clearly produced by the Committee” (Ewald, Committee, 248).

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