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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment to Clarify the Clauses on Slavery Not to be Altered Prior to 1808
Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
Editors' note: At this point, the Convention likely agreed to alter and fill in the blanks in Article V, which pertained to preventing legislation against slavery before 1808.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 22
Section 22 was read as follows: Section 22. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in this State.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1895-03-25 15:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole: Article No. 2.2: Section 22
Section 22 was read as follows: Section 22. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist in this State.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-12 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - insert cross-references to Article 1.
One of the only changes to the report of the Committee of Style not accounted for elsewhere is the specific wording on the prohibition of the amendment of the Constitution in ways that would interfere with slavery prior to 1808. The editors' view is...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Reframing the Fugitive Slave Clause
Art. IV. sect 2. parag: 3. the term “legally” was struck out, and “under the laws thereof” inserted 〈after the word “State,”〉 in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term 〈legal〉 equivocal, and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a...
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1787-08-08 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article IV: Section 4 - Dickinson for At Least One Representative Per State
It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the fourth section of the fourth article, namely, “Provided that every State shall have at least one representative”. Editors' note: This proposal, made by John Dickinson, came, according...
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1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 4: Section 2 - Third Clause: "Legally" Replaced with "Under the Laws Thereof"
Art. IV. sect 2. parag: 3. the term “legally” was struck out, and “under the laws thereof” inserted after the word “State,” in compliance with the wish of some who thought the term legal equivocal, and favoring the idea that slavery was legal in a moral view—
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1787-09-10 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Rutledge's Amendment Prohibiting Amendments Relating to Tax and Slavery Prior to 1808
Mr. Rutlidge said he never could agree to give a power by which the articles relating to slaves might be altered by the States not interested in that property and prejudiced against it. In order to obviate this objection, these words were added to the...
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Theodore Sedgwick
(9 May 1746 – 24 January 1813) Pioneer of antislavery jurisprudence, lawyer delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. Representative, and Senator. As a lawyer, he is recalled chiefly for his successful defence in 1783 of Elizabeth Freeman against...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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William L. Smith
(2 October 1758 – 19 December 1812) Lawyer, Congressman, diplomat, and planter. During his political appointments, Smith represented the interests of the merchant and planter communities to which he belonged. He was a keen defender of...
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Pierce Butler
(11 July 1744 – 15 February 1822) One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., planter, and officer in the Revolutionary War. He served as a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and a member of the U.S Senate. Committed to protecting the rights...
In: South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 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 Continental Congress; South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Pierce Butler
(11 July 1744 – 15 February 1822) One of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., planter, and officer in the Revolutionary War. He served as a a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and a member of the U.S Senate. Committed to protecting the...
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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George Mason
(11 December 1725 – 7 October 1792) Planter, slave owner, militia officer and legislator. He joined the Virginia House of Burgesses and later the revolutionary Virginia Convention. He was central to the creation of the Virginia Declaration of Rights...
In: 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); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Oliver Ellsworth
(29 April, 1745 – 26 November, 1807) Ellsworth was an American lawyer, judge, politician, and diplomat. Born in Connecticut, he entered Yale and later the College of New Jersey (later Princeton). He was a framer of the United States Constitution,...
In: Connecticut Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Ralph Izard
(23 January 1742 – 30 May 1804) Planter, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Senate President pro tempore. Fascinated by Europe, Izard spent some years in Italy, England, and France; he was the first patron in Europe of American painter John Singleton Copley....
In: South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Charles Carroll
(19 September 1737 – 14 November 1832) Planter, businessman, signer of the Declaration of Independence (the only Roman Catholic), and U.S. Senator. Although Carroll acknowledged that slavery was “a great evil”, he ran the family tobacco producing...
In: Maryland Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Maryland Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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William Grayson
(1736–12 March 1790) Soldier, lawyer, and U.S. Senator. After taking up law, Grayson served in the Virginia Convention in 1775 and then as a colonel of infantry in the army. He proceeded to Congress in 1784, where he was acting president. He...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789