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PROCEDURE
1895-03-12 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Deciding on time and place to meet for committees
Mr. ANDERSON. Mr. President, if I am in order, I move that the chairmen of the different committees meet together for the purpose of deciding the time and place each committee shall meet, that they have the same placed upon the bulletin board in the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-12 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Deciding on time and place to meet for committees
Mr. ANDERSON. Mr. President, if I am in order, I move that the chairmen of the different committees meet together for the purpose of deciding the time and place each committee shall meet, that they have the same placed upon the bulletin board in the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Place Resolution No. 38B on File
Mr. SQUIRES. Mr. President, I understood these reports were to be made when called for, not daily. I move it be placed on file.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Place Resolution No. 38B on File
Mr. SQUIRES. Mr. President, I understood these reports were to be made when called for, not daily. I move it be placed on file.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Refer to Committee on Printing and Place on Calendar for the Committee of the Whole
Under the rules the report was ordered printed, and placed on the committee of the whole calendar.
PROCEDURE
1895-03-30 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Refer to Committee on Printing and Place on Calendar for the Committee of the Whole
Under the rules the report was ordered printed, and placed on the committee of the whole calendar.
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1895-04-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-01 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
The report was ordered printed and placed on the calendar of the committee of the whole.
PROCEDURE
1886-02-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Place the Joint Resolution on the Calendar
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The joint resolution will be placed upon the Calendar.
PROCEDURE
1895-04-19 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Suspend Rules and Place Petitions on File
Mr, CHIDESTER. And in order to save time in this matter, I move that the rules be suspended and that all petitions of that nature be submitted to the clerk and placed on file.
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1895-04-19 09:00:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Suspend Rules and Place Petitions on File
Mr, CHIDESTER. And in order to save time in this matter, I move that the rules be suspended and that all petitions of that nature be submitted to the clerk and placed on file.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Strike Out 'Both'
Section second, clause first. Strike out the word “both.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the Brearley copy or may have been...
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1789-08-18 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Seventh Proposition, Second Clause
'The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the subject of amendments, and took into consideration the 2d clause of the 7th proposition, in the words following, "The trial of all crimes (except in cases of impeachment, and in...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1789-08-18 11:00:00 in the House: Committee of the Whole: Report of the Committee of the Whole - Seventh Proposition, Second Clause
'The House again resolved itself into a Committee of the whole on the subject of amendments, and took into consideration the 2d clause of the 7th proposition, in the words following, "The trial of all crimes (except in cases of impeachment, and in...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Removing Requirement for President's Name within Oath
Article II, Section 1, paragraph 8 — the dash “—” after “I” struck out. Editors' note: Farrand writes that he discovered four additional changes to the document not found in the major sources used for his edition. These were 'compiled from the...
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1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article 17.2: Section 5: Fifth Amendment
Mr. THURMAN. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike out the section, and upon that I desire to be heard for a moment. I believe that this question ought to be left in its fullest extent to the Legislature. We are about to attempt to provide in this section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article 17.2: Section 5: Fifth Amendment
Mr. THURMAN. Mr. Chairman, I move to strike out the section, and upon that I desire to be heard for a moment. I believe that this question ought to be left in its fullest extent to the Legislature. We are about to attempt to provide in this section...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Strike Out 'Both in Law and Equity'
Article third, section first. Strike out the words “both in law and equity.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the interlineations of the Brearley copy or...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Insert 'and Which Shall be Established by Law'
Section second, clause second. After the words “provided for,” add “and which shall be established by law.” Editors' note: Farrand writes that Adams' 1819 version of the Journal includes several amendments 'which may have been taken from the...
PROCEDURE
1895-03-05 10:30:00 in the The Convention: Motion to Substitute Mr. Mortiz in the Place of Mr. Van Horne
The CHAIRMAN. I substitute the name of Jacob Moritz on the committee on site and furniture in place of W. G. Van Horne.
PROCEDURE
1919-05-23 00:00:00 in the United States Senate: Motion to Place the Resolution on Calendar
Mr. JOHNSON of California. Mr. President, I ask, in accordance with subdivision 3 of Rule XIV, that the joint resolution just received from the House of Representatives may be read twice and then be placed upon the calendar.
SESSION
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Articles I to VII. Questions of representation, State powers, the presidency, trial by jury, and amendments debated. Constitution agreed.
15 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Article I: Sections 3 to 10. Powers and restrictions of Congress debated. Limitations to State power debated.
14 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-17 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Several delegates arrived.
17 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-24 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Delegates met, no arrivals. Still not quorate.
24 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1887-02-11 00:00:00 in the Conference Committee
A member from the House of Representatives is substituted.
11 Feb 1887, 00:00
In: United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]
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1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention
11 Aug 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-15 11:00:00 in the The Convention
New Jersey Plan proposed. The Convention resolved itself into Committee of the Whole House.
15 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Report of the Rules Committee accepted. Additional rules proposed.
28 May 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-08-11 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Article VI: Sections 7 and 8. Several regulations for Congress agreed. Reconsideration of Money Bills agreed.
11 Aug 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1789-04-18 11:00:00 in the The Senate
The Senate amends the Rules and Standing Orders
18 Apr 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
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1787-09-03 15:00:00 in the Grand Committee on Postponed Questions
03 Sep 1787, 15:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1789-04-18 11:00:00 in the The Senate
The Senate amends the Rules and Standing Orders
18 Apr 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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1895-04-11 10:00:00 in the The Convention
11 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1787-05-19 13:00:00 in the The Convention
Another delegate arrived.
19 May 1787, 13:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-09-13 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Report of Committee of Style and Arrangement considered. Final process of drafting and amendment began. Committee on Sumptuary Legislation appointed.
13 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1895-04-11 10:00:00 in the The Convention
11 Apr 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the Committee of Detail
Proposals for further Congressional powers received and a second report drawn up for the Convention.
21 Aug 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-05-16 10:00:00 in the The Convention
One delegate arrived. Meeting time altered.
16 May 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1789-04-24 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House amends the Rules and Standing Orders
24 Apr 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-23 10:00:00 in the Committee on Rules and Methods of Procedure
23 Mar 1895, 10:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1789-04-24 11:00:00 in the The House of Representatives
The House amends the Rules and Standing Orders
24 Apr 1789, 11:00
In: United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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1886-02-02 00:00:00 in the United States Senate
S. R. 5 is reported back from committee
02 Feb 1886, 00:00
In: United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]
SESSION
1787-09-03 15:00:00 in the Committee on Postponed Matters
Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters created.
03 Sep 1787, 15:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-07-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention
20 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-09-10 15:00:00 in the Committee of Style and Arrangement
Committee received instructions from Convention.
10 Sep 1787, 15:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-20 16:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
20 Mar 1895, 16:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-20 16:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
20 Mar 1895, 16:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1787-07-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolution 9. Debated the powers and election of the executive.
20 Jul 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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George Washington's Diary - 3 July 1787
Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 3 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the coming festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events...
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George Washington's Diary - 4 July 1787
Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Wednesday 4 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were...
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George Washington's Diary - 7 June 1787
The Indian Queen was a regular meeting place for delegates, particularly as there were several members staying there during the Convention.
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28 July, 1787: James Madison to his father
Link to full letter in Library of Congress collection in box below. Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philada. July 28. 1787. I am sorry that I cannot gratify your wish to be informed of the proceedings of the Convention....
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1 August, 1787: Pierce Butler to Weedon Butler
Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): New York, August 1st, 1787. My last letter from Carolina would inform you of my intended visit to Philadelphia. As I declined the honorary fellow Citizens offered me of the Chief Magistracy,...
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14 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry
Only two states represented. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: This being the day appointed for the Convention to meet, such Members as were in town assembled at the State...
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17 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry
South Carolina receives a delegation. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Thursday 17th. Mr. Rutledge from Charleston and Mr. Chs. Pinkney from Congress having arrived gave a...
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Record of an Unofficial Meeting - 22 May 1787
Madison records on 28 May 1787 that prior to the arrival of enough states for the Convention to be considered quorate and commence its business (25 May) a discussion took place between those delegates present from the larger states.
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24 May, 1787: Rufus King to Jeremiah Wadsworth
Full letter held by the Connecticut Historical Society (see additional resource for link). Excerpt included by Online Library of Liberty transcription (from Farrand): Philadelphia 24 May 87 New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania Virginia North and South...
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20 May, 1787: George Washington to Arthur Lee
George Washington reports he is now here as a delegate of the convention. National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Philad[elphi]a May 20th 1787. Dear Sir, I have been honored with your favor of the 13th, since my arrival at this...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Early efforts to reform the Electoral College
George McDuffie image from Wikipedia.
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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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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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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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Weather Reports During the U.S. Constitutional Convention
Contemporary reports of the weather during each day of the Convention in Philadelphia 1787
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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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Jonathan Dayton
(16 October 1760 – 9 October 1824) Officer in the Continental Army, lawyer and merchant. Served as captain and aide-de-camp to John Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. He later entered the New Jersey Assembly, and when his father declined to...
In: New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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James McClurg
(1746 – 9 July 1823) Physician and Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War he was a naval surgeon and then Physician General and Director of Hospitals for Virginia. When Patrick Henry refused to attend the Constitutional Convention,...
In: Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Virginia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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William Pierce
(c.1740 – 10 December 1789) Merchant, planter and artillery officer in the Continental Army. During the Revolutionary War he rose to the position of aide-de-camp to Nathanael Greene. After the war he joined the Georgia state legislature and the...
In: Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition)