Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.
The main chamber of the Constitutional Convention, consisting of all delegates.
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Resolution 9 agreed. Convention adjourned to allow Committee of Detail to frame a Constitution.
Membership (at session start):
Abraham Baldwin, Richard Basset, Gunning Bedford, John Blair, David Brearley, Jacob Broom, Pierce Butler, Daniel Carroll, George Clymer, William Richardson Davie, John Dickinson, Oliver Ellsworth, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, Nicholas Gilman, Nathaniel Gorham, William Houstoun, Jared Ingersol, Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer, Rufus King, John Langdon, William Livingston, James Madison, Alexander Martin, Luther Martin, George Mason, Thomas Mifflin, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris, William Paterson, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Edmund Randolph, George Read, John Rutledge, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Caleb Strong, George Washington, Hugh Williamson, James Wilson (41 total)
Representing 11 delegations:
Connecticut Delegation, Delaware Delegation, Georgia Delegation, Maryland Delegation, Massachusetts Delegation, New Hampshire Delegation, New Jersey Delegation, North Carolina Delegation, Pennsylvania Delegation, South Carolina Delegation, Virginia Delegation
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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 Committee, to then scrutinise the draft in more detail. Throughout consideration of the Report the Convention made numerous changes, with the issue of representation proving the hardest to negotiate. The issue was referred to three separate committees, which was finally settled by the adoption of the Connecticut Compromise.
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