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1895-05-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address: Address to the People
Final version of the address to the people as corrected by the Committee.
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1895-05-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address: Address to the People
Final version of the address to the people as corrected by the Committee.
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1895-05-08 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Address to the People
Special committee on drafting an address to the people of Utah, to accompany the Constitution, reported as follows:
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1895-05-08 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Address to the People
Special committee on drafting an address to the people of Utah, to accompany the Constitution, reported as follows:
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason in opposition to Mr. Reads motion desired it might be considered to whom the money would belong; if to the people, the legislature representing the people ought to appoint the keepers of it.
Col. Mason in opposition to Mr. Reads motion desired it might be considered to whom the money would belong; if to the people, the legislature representing the people ought to appoint the keepers of it.
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Col. Mason in opposition to Mr. Reads motion desired it might be considered to whom the money would belong; if to the people, the legislature representing the people ought to appoint the keepers of it.
Col. Mason in opposition to Mr. Reads motion desired it might be considered to whom the money would belong; if to the people, the legislature representing the people ought to appoint the keepers of it.
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Carroll's Amendment for Presidential Election by the People
Mr. Carrol moved to strike out, “by the Legislature” and insert “by the people” — Mr Wilson 2ded. him
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Appoint a Committee to Prepare an Address to the People
Mr. Carrol reminded the House that no address to the people had yet been prepared. He considered it of great importance that such an one should accompany the Constitution. The people had been accustomed to such on great occasions, and would expect it...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to appoint a Committee to prepare an address to the people.
Mr. Carrol reminded the House that no address to the people had yet been prepared. He considered it of great importance that such an one should accompany the Constitution. The people had been accustomed to such on great occasions, and would expect it...
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1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry objected that this would put it in the power of three or four States to put in whom they pleased. Mr. Williamson. There are seven States which do not contain one third of the people — If the Senate are to appoint, less than one sixth of the people will have the power.
Mr. Gerry objected that this would put it in the power of three or four States to put in whom they pleased. Mr. Williamson. There are seven States which do not contain one third of the people — If the Senate are to appoint, less than one sixth of...
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1787-09-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. Gerry objected that this would put it in the power of three or four States to put in whom they pleased. Mr. Williamson. There are seven States which do not contain one third of the people — If the Senate are to appoint, less than one sixth of the people will have the power —
Mr. Gerry objected that this would put it in the power of three or four States to put in whom they pleased. Mr. Williamson. There are seven States which do not contain one third of the people — If the Senate are to appoint, less than one sixth of...
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1787-08-24 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article X: Section 1 - Final Two Clauses: Carroll for Election by the People
It was moved and seconded to strike out the word “Legislature” and to insert the word “People” in the 1st section 10th article. Editors' note: Madison writes, "Mr. Carrol moved to strike out, “by the Legislature” and insert “by the people” — Mr...
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1895-04-29 09:30:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 25.2: Sections 4: Second Amendment
Mr. KIMBALL {Weber). Mr. Chairman, in line 7, at the end of the line, I move to strike out the word “or,” and in line 9, after the word “Utah,” insert “or the people of the Territory of Utah.” I do that for this reason, that all criminal bonds or...
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1895-04-29 09:30:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 25.2: Sections 4: Second Amendment
Mr. KIMBALL {Weber). Mr. Chairman, in line 7, at the end of the line, I move to strike out the word “or,” and in line 9, after the word “Utah,” insert “or the people of the Territory of Utah.” I do that for this reason, that all criminal bonds or...
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1787-09-10 15:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement: Instruction to Prepare an Address to the People
It was moved and seconded to refer the following to the Committee of revision. "That it be an instruction to the Committee to prepare an address to the People to accompany the present constitution, and to be laid with the same before the United...
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1895-05-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address
07 May 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-05-07 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address
07 May 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1919-06-04 12:00:00 in the United States Senate
H.J. Res. 1 is debated and adopted.
04 Jun 1919, 12:00
In: United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]
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1895-04-13 10:00:00 in the Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
13 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-13 10:00:00 in the Committee on Schedule, Future Amendments, Miscellaneous
13 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-21 11:00:00 in the The Convention
21 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-21 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolutions 2 and 3. Debated composition of first branch of the legislature.
21 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention
20 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolutions 1 and 2. Debated the issue of a two-house legislature.
20 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1789-08-15 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole
The Committee considers the Committee of Eleven report
15 Aug 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
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1789-08-15 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole
The Committee considers the Committee of Eleven report
15 Aug 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
06 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-07 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
Resolution 5. The second branch of the Legislature considered, and election to second branch by state legislatures agreed.
07 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
09 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1895-04-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention
05 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-05 10:00:00 in the The Convention
05 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolution 9. Debated the powers and election of the executive.
19 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-06 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
Resolution 4. Republicanism debated, proposal that state legislatures elect first branch of Legislature rejected.
06 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention
25 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention
New Hampshire delegation arrived. Resolutions 17, 18, and 19. Debated ratification. Created Committee of Detail.
23 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-07-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention
19 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-25 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolution 4. Debated composition of second branch of the legislature.
25 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1919-06-03 00:00:00 in the United States Senate
H.J. Res. 1 is debated.
03 Jun 1919, 00:00
In: United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]
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1895-04-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention
13 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention
13 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-05-06 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address
06 May 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention
15 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention
15 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-07-23 11:00:00 in the The Convention
23 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1895-05-06 00:00:00 in the Committee on Address
06 May 1895, 00:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-09 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
Resolutions 4 and 7. Voting procedures within the Legislature debated, and proposition that state executives elect the National Executive rejected.
09 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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18 May, 1787: Benjamin Franklin to Richard Price
Representation from New York on the floor today. Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philada., May 18, 1787. We have now meeting here a Convention of the principal people in the several States, for the purpose of revising the...
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24 May, 1787: William Grayson to James Madison
Link to full letter in the Library of Congress collection in box below. Excerpt included by Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): 24th. May 1787. Entre nous. I believe the Eastern people have taken ground they will not depart...
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Record of an Unofficial Meeting - 17 July 1787
After the end of the session on 16 July, Madison notes down a unofficial meeting which took place on the morning of 17 July 1787, before the start of that day's session.
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Reflections on the Annals record of the debate on the Bill of Rights
Written during a MicroInternship with the Quill Project in June 2018.
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18 May, 1787: Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Jordan
Benjamin Franklin calls the convention "une assemblée des notables." Online Library of Liberty Transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 18, 1787. I received your very kind letter of February 27th, together with the cask of porter you have...
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Hamilton Plan (Madison's Version)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Letter on a Dinner Held at Franklin's House - 16 May 1787
Farrand writes that 'Jameson (Studies, 93) cites another letter of Franklin’s to his sister, to the effect that his new dining-room would enable him to have a dinner-party of only twenty-four, which would be about the number of delegates in attendance...
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Diary Entry Recording Meeting of Maryland Delegation - 7 August 1787
McHenry records a second meeting of the Maryland delegation to discuss the Committee of Detail's report and the tactics for how they might proceed in the Convention.
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Sherman's Proposals
Farrand writes: "Among the Sherman papers was found a document containing a series of propositions, which has been variously interpreted: The members of the Connecticut delegation to the Federal Convention had served upon several different...
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15 May, 1787: Madison's Letter to Thomas Jefferson
Madison writes that the number of assembled delegations is yet small and suspects that the full meeting will be postponed. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Dear Sir I am just...
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Randolph’s Suggestion for Conciliating the Small States
Farrand includes the following from the Madison Papers, XII, 60. Printed in Documentary History of the Constitution, V, 437-438: "Communicated by Mr. Randolph, July 10. as an accomodating proposition to small States"
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Virginia Plan
The Virginia Plan was proposed by Edmund Randolph at the start of the Convention, and was the first plan taken up for consideration. As a result the plan set the overall agenda for the process of framing the constitution. Though sometimes referred to...
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21 May, 1787: George Read to John Dickinson
"I am in possession of a copied draft of a Federal system intended to be proposed..." Consource transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 21st, 1787. It was rather unlucky that you had not given me a hint of your wish to be in a...
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Report of the Committee of the Whole House
Having debated and amended the Virginia Plan in the Committee of the Whole House, the resolutions contained within it were written up into a report which was referred to the Convention for further debate. Many of the major decisions about the main...
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Early efforts to reform the Electoral College
George McDuffie image from Wikipedia.
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Hamilton Plan (Draft)
Hamilton's papers contain his draft notes for his speech of 18 June 1787, where he laid out his plan for a constitution. Farrand included these in his volume, along with the various reports of what Hamilton said, recorded by Madison, King, Lansing,...
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20 May, 1787: George Mason to his son , George Mason Jr.
George Mason outlines initial impressions. Online Library of Liberty Transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia, May 20th, 1787. Upon our arrival here on Thursday evening, seventeenth May, I found only the States of Virginia and Pennsylvania...
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Pinckney Plan (Documentary History Version)
Margie Burns’s article ‘The Mystery of Charles Pinckney's Draft of the U.S. Constitution Revisited’, The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 117, No. 3 (2016), argues that the long searched for original of Pinckney’s Plan was published at the end...
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Letter Recording Informal Meetings of Virginians - 20 May 1787
Mason records that the Virginian delegation had begun meeting prior to the formal start of the Convention to establish their position and consider a plan. This he suggests was separate to their attendance at the State House to meet any newly arrived...
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Pinckney Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
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Resolutions of the Committee of the Whole House as Amended by the Convention
The resolutions contained in the Report of the Committee of the Whole House were taken up by the Convention, and debated and amended once more. This process allowed the Convention move on from the debate on the general outline of the Virginia Plan in...
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Virginia Plan (Madison's Version)
APPENDIX C: THE VIRGINIA PLAN OR RANDOLPH RESOLUTIONS. Farrand writes: "As their state had taken the lead in calling the Federal Convention, the Virginia delegates felt a sense of responsibility. They accordingly prepared an outline of a new...
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Hamilton Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Pinckney Plan (Recreated Original)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: "On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
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Foreign influence and America's politicians
Image from Wikipedia: 'Allan Ramsay - King George III in coronation robes'
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New Jersey Plan (Draft)
APPENDIX E: THE NEW JERSEY PLAN OR PATERSON RESOLUTIONS Farrand writes: "When the Convention, in Committee of the Whole was evidently coming to a favorable conclusion in its consideration of the Virginia Plan, various representatives of the...
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Report of the Committee of Detail
The resolutions developed by the Convention over the course of June and July were referred to the Committee of Detail to be drafted into a Constitution. The small committee undertook a major redrafting of these Resolutions, and incorporated elements...
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Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement
The draft Constitution was sent to the Committee of Style and Arrangement to be rearranged and revised. The committee restricted the Constitution into its current form comprised of seven articles. This was the last major redraft of the Constitution.
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Constitution of the United States
The final version of the Constitution was produced by the Convention as a result of the close reading of the Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement. The changes at this stage of the process were mainly limited to technical and linguistic...
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Constitution Reported from the Committee of Detail as Amended by the Convention
Having received a first draft of a constitution as the Report of the Committee of Detail, the Convention undertook a detailed consideration. The debate and amendment process resulted in the referral of several parts to five separate committees, in...
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Electronic Enlightenment Resources
Links to relevant records at e-enlightenment.com
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14-25 May, 1787
A collection of primary source material detailing the state of the convention between 14 and 25 May, 1787. People include George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price, Thomas Jordan, Arthur Lee, John Dickinson,...
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26 July- 4 August, 1787: The Meeting of the Committee of Detail
A collection of handwritten primary source material pertaining to the deliberations of the Committee of Detail. People include John Jay, George Washington, Richard Caswell, R.D. Spaight, Alexander Martin, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,...
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William Branch Giles
(12 August 1762 – 4 December 1830), U.S. Senator, Governor of Virginia, and political writer. Four years after studying law under George Wythe, Giles was elected to Congress where he served alongside James Madison in the House of Representatives....
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Elias Boudinot
(2 May 1740 – 24 October 1821) Philanthropist, lawyer, merchant, delegate to the Continental Congress, and U.S. Congressman. Boudinot ran a law practice which he linked with mercantile activities and real estate investments so that by his early...
In: New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)