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

“Twenty-Four Referred Resolutions from the Committee of the Whole” in Wilson Papers

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Included on pages 7-8 in the Historical Pennsylvania Society's "United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787." Corresponds to Document I in Farrand's sequence.

Link to Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1786#lf0544-02_footnote_nt_153_ref

Link to Historical Pennsylvania Society digital library below.

We’ve dated this document to 24 July, 1787 based on William Ewald’s judgment that “It is a list, entirely in Wilson’s handwriting, of the resolutions of the Convention up to July 23” (Ewald, Committee, 219).

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Included on pages 7-8 in the Historical Pennsylvania Society's "United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787." Corresponds to Document I in Farrand's sequence.

Link to Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1786#lf0544-02_footnote_nt_153_ref

Link to Historical Pennsylvania Society digital library below.

We’ve dated this document to 24 July, 1787 based on William Ewald’s judgment that “It is a list, entirely in Wilson’s handwriting, of the resolutions of the Convention up to July 23” (Ewald, Committee, 219).

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