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REJECT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The PRESIDENT. The chair is of opinion that the gentleman's amendment is in order. Mr. CANNON. Mr. President, would an amendment to the amendment be in order? The PRESIDENT. No; there are two now before the house.
The PRESIDENT. The chair is of opinion that the gentleman's amendment is in order. Mr. CANNON. Mr. President, would an amendment to the amendment be in order? The PRESIDENT. No; there are two now before the house.
REJECT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-03 10:00:00 in the The Convention: The PRESIDENT. The chair is of opinion that the gentleman's amendment is in order. Mr. CANNON. Mr. President, would an amendment to the amendment be in order? The PRESIDENT. No; there are two now before the house.
The PRESIDENT. The chair is of opinion that the gentleman's amendment is in order. Mr. CANNON. Mr. President, would an amendment to the amendment be in order? The PRESIDENT. No; there are two now before the house.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the The Convention: The president declared the article adopted and referred to the committee on compilation and arrangement. The PRESIDENT. Motions and resolutions are in order.
The president declared the article adopted and referred to the committee on compilation and arrangement. The PRESIDENT. Motions and resolutions are in order.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-13 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. ROBERTS. Mr. President, is the question now on the adoption of this rule? The PRESIDENT. Yes, sir.
Mr. ROBERTS. Mr. President, is the question now on the adoption of this rule? The PRESIDENT. Yes, sir.
REPORT_PROPOSAL
1895-04-20 09:00:00 in the The Convention: The president declared the article adopted and referred to the committee on compilation and arrangement. The PRESIDENT. Motions and resolutions are in order.
The president declared the article adopted and referred to the committee on compilation and arrangement. The PRESIDENT. Motions and resolutions are in order.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-13 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. ROBERTS. Mr. President, is the question now on the adoption of this rule? The PRESIDENT. Yes, sir.
Mr. ROBERTS. Mr. President, is the question now on the adoption of this rule? The PRESIDENT. Yes, sir.
DROP_PROPOSAL
1895-05-03 09:00:00 in the The Convention: The PRESIDENT. There is nothing before the house. Mr. HART. I understood there was a motion. The PRESIDENT. There was no second to it.
The PRESIDENT. There is nothing before the house. Mr. HART. I understood there was a motion. The PRESIDENT. There was no second to it.
DROP_PROPOSAL
1895-05-03 09:00:00 in the The Convention: The PRESIDENT. There is nothing before the house. Mr. HART. I understood there was a motion. The PRESIDENT. There was no second to it.
The PRESIDENT. There is nothing before the house. Mr. HART. I understood there was a motion. The PRESIDENT. There was no second to it.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-08 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. EVANS (Weber). Mr. President, are there two reports there? The PRESIDENT. They seem to be combined.
Mr. EVANS (Weber). Mr. President, are there two reports there? The PRESIDENT. They seem to be combined.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. WHITNEY. Mr. President, may I ask what order of business we have reached? The PRESIDENT. We are on motions and resolutions.
Mr. WHITNEY. Mr. President, may I ask what order of business we have reached? The PRESIDENT. We are on motions and resolutions.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-08 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. EVANS (Weber). Mr. President, are there two reports there? The PRESIDENT. They seem to be combined.
Mr. EVANS (Weber). Mr. President, are there two reports there? The PRESIDENT. They seem to be combined.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1895-03-16 14:00:00 in the The Convention: Mr. WHITNEY. Mr. President, may I ask what order of business we have reached? The PRESIDENT. We are on motions and resolutions.
Mr. WHITNEY. Mr. President, may I ask what order of business we have reached? The PRESIDENT. We are on motions and resolutions.
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1895-03-08 14:00:00 in the The Convention
08 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-08 14:00:00 in the The Convention
08 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention
19 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention
07 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1895-03-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention
19 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-06 10:30:00 in the The Convention
06 Mar 1895, 10:30
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-11 14:00:00 in the The Convention
11 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1787-09-07 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Second Report of Committee on Postponed Matters. Presidential powers and elections debated.
07 Sep 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-06 10:30:00 in the The Convention
06 Mar 1895, 10:30
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-11 14:00:00 in the The Convention
11 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-14 14:00:00 in the The Convention
14 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-14 14:00:00 in the The Convention
14 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-05-08 09:00:00 in the The Convention
08 May 1895, 09:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-07 14:00:00 in the The Convention
07 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-05-08 09:00:00 in the The Convention
08 May 1895, 09:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-07 14:00:00 in the The Convention
07 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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1895-03-13 14:00:00 in the The Convention
13 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2020 Edition)
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1895-03-13 14:00:00 in the The Convention
13 Mar 1895, 14:00
In: Utah State Constitutional Convention 1895 (2019 Edition)
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George Washington's Dairy - 6 June 1787
Washington was present at the dinner at Franklin's along with Johnson.
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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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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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Invitation to Dine at the Indian Queen - 2 July 1787
The delegates staying at the Indian Queen held a celebratory dinner on, 2 July, two days before Independence Day. The number of guests is uncertain, though Franklin was not the only prominent guest.
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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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Early efforts to reform the Electoral College
George McDuffie image from Wikipedia.
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16 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry
No more than two states being yet represented. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Wednesday 16th. No more than two States being yet represented, agreed till a quoram of them...
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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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25 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry
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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foreign influence and America's politicians
Image from Wikipedia: 'Allan Ramsay - King George III in coronation robes'
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James Madison: Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention, 1787
Link to Library of Congress collection in box below. Yale Avalon Project Transcription: May 14, 1787, May 25, 1787 [FN1]Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting of the deputies in Convention for revising the federal system of...
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John Dickinson
(8 November 1732 – 14 February 1808) Pamphleteer, planter, slave owner and lawyer. He was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War, President of Delaware, President of Pennsylvania and a Continental Congressman for both Delaware and...
In: Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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George Washington
(11 February 1732 – 14 December 1799) Soldier, surveyor, planter, slave holder, legislator and President of the USA. Having joined the army as a young man, he was made colonel of the colonial Virginia Regiment and Virginian Commander in Chief during...
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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Abraham Baldwin
(22 November 1754 – 4 March 1807) Congregationalist minister, army chaplain during the Revolutionary War, and lawyer. Baldwin was President of the University of Georgia, a Confederation Congressman, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention....
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 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Hiram Price
(10 January, 1814 -- 30 May, 1901) Price was an American businessman and politician. Born in Washington County, Pa. and moved to Iowa in 1844. Price was president of the State Bank of Iowa from 1859 to 1866 and became president of the First National...
In: Iowa Delegation at United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 [DO NOT USE]; Iowa Delegation at United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866; Iowa Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment; Iowa Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Iowa Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65; Iowa Delegation at United States Fifteenth Amendment; Iowa Delegation at United States Fourteenth Amendment [Version 1 - DISABLE]
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Thomas Mifflin
(10 January 1744 – 20 January 1800) Merchant, Continental Army officer and legislator. Having been elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly he also became a Continental Congressman. During the Revolutionary War he served as an aide-de-camp to George...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
(14 February 1745 – 16 August 1825) Lawyer, planter, slave owner and army officer. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he joined the Continental Army and rose to the rank of Major General. Afterwards he returned to the law and the South Carolina...
In: South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Sherman
(10 May, 1823 -- 22 October, 1900) Sherman was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Sherman studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Sherman was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the three...
In: Ohio Delegation at United States Fifteenth Amendment; Ohio Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65; Ohio Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment; Ohio Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Ohio Delegation at United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
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James A. Garfield
(19 November, 1831 -- 19 September, 1881) Garfield was an American politician who was the President of the United States from March 4th, 1881 to September 19th, 1881. Born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Garfield was a professor of ancient languages and...
In: Ohio Delegation at United States Fifteenth Amendment; Ohio Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65; Ohio Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment; Ohio Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Ohio Delegation at United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
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James Madison
(5 March 1751 – 28 June 1836) Planter, slaveholder, essayist, legislator, and President of the USA. Born the son of a leading planter, he secured election into the Virginia Convention, which produced the independent state, its new constitution,...
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 United States Bill of Rights 1789; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Continental Congress
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Samuel Livermore
(25 May 1732 – 18 May 1803) New Hampshire Governor, chief justice, U.S. Senator, and farmer. After taking up the bar, Livermore served as judge-advocate in the admiralty court and as attorney general. During the Revolutionary War, he retreated...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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William Few
(8 June 1748 – 16 July 1828) Farmer, lawyer, banker, surveyor, and militia officer during the Revolutionary War. From a small farming family he rose to wealth and prominence. He served in the Georgia General Assembly and Congress, before joining 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 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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John Page
(17 April 1743 – 11 October 1808) Member of the U.S. House, planter, and revolutionary leader. After serving as vice president of the Committee of Safety and as a militia leader during the Revolutionary War, Page was elected to the First Congress...
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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William Samuel Johnson
(7 October 1727 – 14 November 1819) Lawyer, Colonel in the Connecticut militia, slave owner, state legislator and judge. He rejected his election to the First Continental Congress and sought a compromise between Britain and colonists prior to...
In: Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Connecticut Delegation at Continental Congress; Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition)
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George Read
(18 September 1733 – 21 September 1798) Lawyer, farmer, slave owner and Continental Congressman. Though he had voted against independence, he signed the declaration and participated in the drafting of the Constitution of Delaware. He was later...
In: Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Nathaniel Gorham
(27 May 1738 – 11 June 1796) Merchant and state legislator. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court and part of the state constitutional convention. He went on to join the Congress of the Confederation, and was for a short time its...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Middlesex County MA at Massachusetts Ratifying Convention; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Massachusetts Delegation at Continental Congress; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition)