Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2019 Edition.
Committee consisting of all delegates to the Convention.
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Resolutions 4 and 7. Voting procedures within the Legislature debated, and proposition that state executives elect the National Executive rejected.
Membership (at session start):
Richard Basset, Gunning Bedford, John Blair, David Brearley, Jacob Broom, Pierce Butler, George Clymer, William Richardson Davie, John Dickinson, Oliver Ellsworth, William Few, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, Nathaniel Gorham, Alexander Hamilton, William Houstoun, Jared Ingersol, Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer, William Samuel Johnson, Rufus King, John Lansing, William Livingston, James Madison, Alexander Martin, George Mason, James McClurg, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, William Paterson, William Pierce, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Edmund Randolph, George Read, John Rutledge, Roger Sherman, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Caleb Strong, George Washington, Hugh Williamson, James Wilson, Robert Yates (43 total)
Representing 11 delegations:
Connecticut Delegation, Delaware Delegation, Georgia Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, New York Delegation, North Carolina Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, South Carolina Delegation, Virginia Delegation
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William Paterson's notes contained a table of state populations as used for tax quotas. Farrand writes that, "Among the Wilson papers in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, upon the first page of the copy of the resolutions used by the Committee of Detail, is a duplicate of this document except that: the names of states are abbreviated; New Jersey’s quota is given as 166,316; and in the column of “Delegates”, instead of a line after the number for Pennsylvania, lines are drawn after the numbers for New York and South Carolina and after the total of “90”, “24” and “25¼” have been crossed out, and then “12” written, showing that an estimate had been made of the total number of the delegates for the seven and five smaller states."
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