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PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
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.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
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.
SESSION
1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention
22 Aug 1787, 10:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
SESSION
1787-08-22 10:00:00 in the The Convention
Committee on Slave Trade and Navigation appointed. Second Report of the Committee of Detail received. Report of the Committee on State Debts and Militia debated.
22 Aug 1787, 10:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1787-06-27 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Resolutions 7 and 8. Debated representation in each branch of the legislature.
27 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
SESSION
1787-06-27 11:00:00 in the The Convention
27 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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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 Continental Congress; 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 Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 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
PERSON
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 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]; 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]
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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; Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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Aedanus Burke
(16 June 1743 – 30 March 1802) Congressman, soldier, and judge. Burke reached the rank of lieutenant in the South Carolina Continental Line before resigning to accept a position as a judge in the state's court of common pleas. He then reentered...
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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Elias Boudinot
(2 May 1740 – 24 October 1821) Philanthropist, lawyer, merchant, delegate to the Continental Congress, and U.S. Congressman. Boudinot ran a law practice which he linked with mercantile activities and real estate investments so that by his early...
In: New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)