U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition)

Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2021 Edition.

The Convention

The main chamber of the Constitutional Convention, consisting of all delegates.

To see the full record of a committee, click on the corresponding committee on the map below.

Committee Document Library View

The list of documents under consideration by committee: The Convention at the end of its timeline.

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of New York

People: Alexander Hamilton Robert Yates


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of New Jersey

People: William Churchill Houston William Paterson David Brearley


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Pennsylvania

People: Benjamin Franklin Gouverneur Morris James Wilson Robert Morris Thomas Fitzsimmons Jared Ingersol


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Delaware

People: Jacob Broom Richard Basset George Read


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Virginia

People: George Mason James McClurg James Madison John Blair Edmund Randolph George Wythe George Washington


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of North Carolina

People: William Richardson Davie Hugh Williamson Richard Dobbs Spaight Alexander Martin


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of South Carolina

People: John Rutledge Charles Pinckney Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Pierce Butler


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Massachusetts

People: Nathaniel Gorham Caleb Strong Rufus King


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Connecticut

People: Oliver Ellsworth



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Letter from Gentlemen of Rhode Island

People: Gouverneur Morris


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 31 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Georgia

People: William Pierce William Few


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 01 Jun 1787, 10:00

Credential of William Houstoun

People: William Houstoun


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of William Livingston

People: William Livingston


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 20 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of William Blount

People: William Blount


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 21 Jun 1787, 11:00

Credential of Jonathan Dayton

People: Jonathan Dayton



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 09 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Second Committee on Representation (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 10 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Third Committee on Representation

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 23 Jul 1787, 11:00

Credentials for the State of New Hampshire

People: John Langdon Nicholas Gilman


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 07 Aug 1787, 11:00

Constitution Proposed by the Committee of Detail (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 24 Aug 1787, 10:00

Instructions of the Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on Commercial Discrimination (Amended)

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

[Editors' note: The amended Committee report was tacitly adopted.]




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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 04 Sep 1787, 10:00

Second Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Third Report of the Committee on Postponed Matters (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Resolution and Order on Costs of Convention

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

[Editors' note: Once the Convention had agreed the resolution and order, it tacitly adopted the whole document.]


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Letter to Congress



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 17 Sep 1787, 10:00

Constitution of the United States

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Credentials for the State of Maryland

People: James McHenry


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Proposed Rules and Standing Orders of the Convention


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Proposed Additional Rules and Standing Orders of the Convention


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 19 Jun 1787, 11:00

Report of the Committee of the Whole House


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 30 Jun 1787, 11:00

Franklin's Senate Proposal for Consideration

People: Benjamin Franklin

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the First Committee on Representation


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 07 Jul 1787, 11:00

Letter from the Library Company of Philadelphia


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 09 Jul 1787, 11:00

Report of the Second Committee on Representation



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 06 Aug 1787, 11:00

Report of the Committee of Detail



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 24 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 Aug 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on Commercial Discrimination



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 01 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy




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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 05 Sep 1787, 10:00

Resolution and Order on Costs of Convention




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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 12 Sep 1787, 10:00

Draft Letter to Congress


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 13 Sep 1787, 10:00

Report on Ratification and Enactment of Constitution


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 17 Sep 1787, 10:00

Mason's Objections to this Constitution of Government

People: George Mason

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 28 May 1787, 10:00

Additional Instructions to the Rules Committee

People: Pierce Butler Richard Dobbs Spaight


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Virginia Plan

People: Edmund Randolph

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 29 May 1787, 10:00

Pinckney's Plan

People: Charles Pinckney


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 13 Jun 1787, 11:00

Virginia Plan as Reported by the Committee of the Whole House


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 15 Jun 1787, 11:00

New Jersey Plan

People: William Paterson


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 19 Jun 1787, 11:00

Resolutions of the Committee of the Whole House (Amended)


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 02 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposals for the Consideration of the First Committee on Representation

People: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Caleb Strong


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 06 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposition for the Second Committee on Representation

People: James Wilson Gouverneur Morris


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 09 Jul 1787, 11:00

Proposition for the Third Committee on Representation

People: Roger Sherman Gouverneur Morris


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 26 Jul 1787, 11:00

Further Resolutions for the Committee of Detail



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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 18 Aug 1787, 11:00

Proposals for the Committee on State Debts

People: John Rutledge


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 20 Aug 1787, 10:00

Further Powers Proposed for the Legislature of the United States


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Proposals for the Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation

People: John Rutledge Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 22 Aug 1787, 10:00

Second Report of the Committee of Detail


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 25 Aug 1787, 10:00

Propositions for the Committee on Commercial Discrimination

People: Daniel Carroll Luther Martin

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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 29 Aug 1787, 10:00

Propositions for the Committee on Interstate Comity and Bankruptcy

People: Charles Pinckney


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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 31 Aug 1787, 10:00

Postponed Parts of the Constitution Proposed by the Committee of Detail





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U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition), Date: 10 Sep 1787, 10:00

Instruction to Devise a Motion on Pardons in Cases of Treason

People: Edmund Randolph

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