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PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War)
“To make war” Editors' note: This heading in Madison's Notes indicates that the 14th clause was now taken up.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Madison's Amendment to Declare Rather than Make War
Mr. M〈adison〉 and Mr Gerry moved to insert “declare,” striking out “make” war; leaving to the Executive the power to repel sudden attacks.
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-21 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 3 - Williamson on Settling Expenses of War
The last motion being withdrawn, It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the 3rd section of the 7th article, “By this rule the several quotas of the States shall be determined in settling the expences of the late...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Amendment Redrafting the Final Clause Article I: Section 10
The remainder of the paragraph was then remoulded and passed as follows viz— “No State shall without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-28 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Article XIII: Clause 4 (State Conduct of War)
Separate questions being taken on the several clauses of the 13th article, as amended,
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-09-15 10:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Style - Article 1: Section 10 - Restrictions Remoulded
The remainder of the paragraph was then remoulded and passed as follows viz— “No State shall without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another...
PROPOSE_DOCUMENT_AMENDMENT
1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention: Report of the Committee of Detail [Resolutions] - Article VII: Section 1 - Fourteenth Clause (War): Butler for "Make Peace"
It was moved and seconded to add the words “and to make peace” to the 14 clause. Editors' note: Madison writes, "Mr Butler moved to give the Legislature power of peace, as they were to have that of war. Mr Gerry 2ds. him. 8 Senators may...
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
DEBATE_PROPOSAL
1787-09-14 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
It was intimated on the other side that cases might arise where secrecy might be necessary in both Houses — Measures preparatory to a declaration of war in which the House of Reps. was to concur, were instanced.
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1787-08-20 10:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative Editors' note: This decision was likely unanimous.
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative Editors' note:...
ADOPT_PROPOSAL
1787-08-20 11:00:00 in the The Convention: It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative. Editors' note: No vote count is provided.
It was moved and seconded to amend the 1st clause of the 2 sect. 7 article to read “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies” which passed in the affirmative. Editors'...
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Article VII: Section 1. Debate on enumeration of Congressional powers continued.
17 Aug 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-08-17 11:00:00 in the The Convention
17 Aug 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-19 14:00:00 in the The Convention
19 Jun 1787, 14:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole
18 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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1787-06-19 11:00:00 in the The Convention
Committee of the Whole House reported.
19 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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1787-06-18 11:00:00 in the Committee of the Whole House
New Jersey Plan debated. Hamilton Plan introduced.
18 Jun 1787, 11:00
In: U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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Hamilton Plan (Madison's Version)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Randolph’s Suggestion for Conciliating the Small States
Farrand includes the following from the Madison Papers, XII, 60. Printed in Documentary History of the Constitution, V, 437-438: "Communicated by Mr. Randolph, July 10. as an accomodating proposition to small States"
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Negotiated Text Network Launch
8th March 2017, Negotiated Text Network Launch and International Women’s Day
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Hamilton Plan (Draft)
Hamilton's papers contain his draft notes for his speech of 18 June 1787, where he laid out his plan for a constitution. Farrand included these in his volume, along with the various reports of what Hamilton said, recorded by Madison, King, Lansing,...
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Pinckney Plan (Documentary History Version)
Margie Burns’s article ‘The Mystery of Charles Pinckney's Draft of the U.S. Constitution Revisited’, The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 117, No. 3 (2016), argues that the long searched for original of Pinckney’s Plan was published at the end...
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Pinckney Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
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Pinckney Plan (Recreated Original)
APPENDIX D: THE PINCKNEY PLAN Farrand writes: "On May 29, after Randolph had presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, “Mr. Charles Pinckney . . . laid before the House for their consideration, the draught of a fœderal government to be agreed...
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Report of the Committee of Detail
The resolutions developed by the Convention over the course of June and July were referred to the Committee of Detail to be drafted into a Constitution. The small committee undertook a major redrafting of these Resolutions, and incorporated elements...
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Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement
The draft Constitution was sent to the Committee of Style and Arrangement to be rearranged and revised. The committee restricted the Constitution into its current form comprised of seven articles. This was the last major redraft of the Constitution.
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Constitution of the United States
The final version of the Constitution was produced by the Convention as a result of the close reading of the Report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement. The changes at this stage of the process were mainly limited to technical and linguistic...
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Constitution Reported from the Committee of Detail as Amended by the Convention
Having received a first draft of a constitution as the Report of the Committee of Detail, the Convention undertook a detailed consideration. The debate and amendment process resulted in the referral of several parts to five separate committees, in...
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Hamilton Plan (Redraft)
APPENDIX F: THE HAMILTON PLAN Farrand writes: "In connection with his important speech of June 18, Hamilton read a sketch of a plan of government which “was meant only to give a more correct view of his ideas, and to suggest the amendments which he...
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Early efforts to reform the Electoral College
George McDuffie image from Wikipedia.
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Samuel Griffin
(20 April 1746 – 23 November 1810) Lawyer and U.S. Representative. During the Revolutionary War, Griffin served in the Continental Army as a colonel and as an aide-de-camp to General Charles Lee. For one year during the war, he was mayor of...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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James McHenry
(16 November 1753–03 May 1816) Physician, merchant and slave owner. During the Revolutionary War he was initially a surgeon in the Continental Army, but was made assistant secretary to Washington and then aide-de-camp to Lafayette. After the war he...
In: Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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William Richardson Davie
(20 June 1756–05 November 1820) Lawyer, slave owner, planter and Continental Army officer. Having become a colonel in the cavalry, by the end of the Revolutionary War he was Commissary-General under Nathanael Greene. After the war he was a judge and...
In: North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Francis Mercer
(17 May 1759 – 30 August 1821) Tobacco planter, slave owner and lawyer. He was an officer during the Revolutionary War, serving in both the Continental Army and Virginia militia, for a time he was aide-de-camp to Charles Lee. After the war he entered...
In: Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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Rufus King
(24 March 1755–29 April 1827) Lawyer, militia officer, abolitionist and diplomat. He broke off his studies at Harvard to enter the militia after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He ended the war as a Major and return to finish his education. He...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Essex County MA at Massachusetts Ratifying Convention; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Massachusetts Delegation at Continental Congress
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Edmund Randolph
(10 August 1753 – 12 September 1813) Lawyer, slave owner, state governor and US Secretary of State. Elected to the Virginia Convention and then the Continental Congress he also maintained an important law practice. During the Revolutionary War he...
In: 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]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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William Pierce
(c.1740 – 10 December 1789) Merchant, planter and artillery officer in the Continental Army. During the Revolutionary War he rose to the position of aide-de-camp to Nathanael Greene. After the war he joined the Georgia state legislature and the...
In: Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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George Washington
(11 February 1732 – 14 December 1799) Soldier, surveyor, planter, slave holder, legislator and President of the USA. Having joined the army as a young man, he was made colonel of the colonial Virginia Regiment and Virginian Commander in Chief during...
In: 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]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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Peter Silvester
(1734 – 15 October 1808) Member of the U.S. Senate, lawyer, and mentor to Martin Van Buren. During the American Revolutionary War, he held a variety of political positions in New York, such as member of the First and Second Provincial Congresses....
In: New York Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New York Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition)
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Jacob Shallus
(1750 – 18 April 1796) A volunteer in the Revolutionary War, Shallus became a battalion quartermaster and also assisted in the outfitting of a privateering vessel. After the war he became Assistant Clerk to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, which met...
In: Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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Oliver Ellsworth
(29 April 1745 – 26 November 1807) Lawyer and judge, selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War. After the Constitutional Convention he became a US Senator for Connecticut and then Chief Justice of the United States.
In: Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Connecticut Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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William Few
(8 June 1748 – 16 July 1828) Farmer, lawyer, banker, surveyor, and militia officer during the Revolutionary War. From a small farming family he rose to wealth and prominence. He served in the Georgia General Assembly and Congress, before joining the...
In: Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Gunning Bedford
(13 April 1747 – 30 March 1812) Lawyer and attorney general who severed in the Confederation Congress and Delaware legislature. During the Revolutionary War he acted as Muster-master-general for New York. After the Constitutional Convention he became...
In: Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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John Page
(17 April 1743 – 11 October 1808) Member of the U.S. House, planter, and revolutionary leader. After serving as vice president of the Committee of Safety and as a militia leader during the Revolutionary War, Page was elected to the First Congress...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Abraham Baldwin
(22 November 1754 – 4 March 1807) Congregationalist minister, army chaplain during the Revolutionary War, and lawyer. Baldwin was President of the University of Georgia, a Confederation Congressman, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention....
In: Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Jeremiah Wadsworth
(12 July 1743 – 30 April 1804) Revolutionary war soldier and Congressman. Wadsworth was also a pioneer in various branches of American business, from agriculture to banking.
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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William R. Morrison
(24 September, 1824 -- 29 September, 1909) Morrison was an American lawyer, politician, and colonel. Born in Monroe County, Ill., Morrison was a soldier in the Mexican-American war. After returning to Illinois in 1851, Morrison studied law and was...
In: Illinois Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Illinois Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment; Illinois Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65
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William Samuel Johnson
(7 October 1727 – 14 November 1819) Lawyer, Colonel in the Connecticut militia, slave owner, state legislator and judge. He rejected his election to the First Continental Congress and sought a compromise between Britain and colonists prior to...
In: Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Connecticut Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at Continental Congress; Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Richard Dobbs Spaight
(25 March 1758 – 6 September 1802) Army administrator, slave owner and legislator. Staff officer in the militia and Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, he was elected to the Confederation Congress and then the North Carolina House of...
In: North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Jonathan Dayton
(16 October 1760 – 9 October 1824) Officer in the Continental Army, lawyer and merchant. Served as captain and aide-de-camp to John Sullivan during the Revolutionary War. He later entered the New Jersey Assembly, and when his father declined to...
In: New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Jersey Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Charles Pinckney
(26 October 1757 – 29 October 1824) Planter, slaveholder, lawyer, legislator, pamphleteer and diplomat. A junior officer in the militia during the Revolutionary War, he was also a member of the South Carolina legislature. He was a delegate to the...
In: South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; 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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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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 Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; 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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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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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Thomas Mifflin
(10 January 1744 – 20 January 1800) Merchant, Continental Army officer and legislator. Having been elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly he also became a Continental Congressman. During the Revolutionary War he served as an aide-de-camp to George...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Benjamin Contee
(1755 – 30 November 1815) Episcopal priest, merchant, and Congressman. Contee was an officer in the American Revolutionary War, a delegate to the Maryland House of Delegates and the Confederation Congress, and a member of the first U.S. House of...
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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David Brearley
(11 June 1745 – 16 August 1790) Jurist and Revolutionary War officer. He served in both the militia and Continental Army before leaving to become Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and...
In: New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Jersey Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Langdon
(26 June 1741 – 18 September 1819) Merchant and legislator. The owner of several merchant vessels, he helped to build warships during the Revolutionary War and was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was speaker of the New Hampshire House of...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Hampshire Delegation at Continental Congress; New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Nicholas Gilman
(3 August 1755 – 2 May 1814) Officer in the Continental Army and merchant. A Captain during the Revolutionary War, Gilman held many administrative duties and rose to the position of assistant adjutant general for the army. He was appointed as a...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Hampshire Delegation at Continental Congress; New Hampshire Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Hugh Williamson
(5 December 1735 – 22 May 1819) Physician, scientist and legislator. A qualified doctor, he also worked on a number of scientific questions and collaborated with Benjamin Franklin to study electricity. During the Revolutionary War he was Surgeon...
In: North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Rutledge
(17 September 1739 – 23 July 1800) Lawyer, planter, slave owner, and legislator. Having been a principal figure in the Stamp Act Congress and the Continental Congress, he was elected President and then Governor of South Carolina throughout the...
In: South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; 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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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Isaac Coles
(2 March 1747 – 3 June 1813) Planter and U.S. Representative. Following his role as a colonel in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War, Coles was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He attended the state convention...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Thomas Hartley
(7 September 1748 – 21 December 1800) Lawyer, soldier, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After an accomplished military career -- in which he was a major force in the Pennsylvania campaign of the Revolutionary War -- Hartley served...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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William Blount
(26 March 1749 – 21 March 1800) Land speculator, planter, slave owner, and state governor. During the Revolutionary War he was a paymaster in the militia and Continental Army. He was a North Carolina delegate to the Confederation Congress and then...
In: North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at Continental Congress; North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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James McClurg
(1746 – 9 July 1823) Physician and Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War he was a naval surgeon and then Physician General and Director of Hospitals for Virginia. When Patrick Henry refused to attend the Constitutional Convention,...
In: 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]; Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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William Churchill Houston
(1746 – 12 August 1788) Scientist, lawyer and soldier. Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), during the Revolutionary War he was briefly a captain within the militia. He was later a...
In: New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New Jersey Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New Jersey Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Dickinson
(8 November 1732 – 14 February 1808) Pamphleteer, planter, slave owner and lawyer. He was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War, President of Delaware, President of Pennsylvania and a Continental Congressman for both Delaware and...
In: Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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Benjamin Goodhue
(20 September 1748 – 28 July 1814) Merchant, U.S. Representative, and Senator. An active merchant during the Revolutionary War, Goodhue also served on state constitutional conventions and contributed to the creation of the Massachusetts...
In: Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Thomas Fitzsimmons
(1741 – 26 August 1811) Merchant and legislator. A merchant involved in the West India trade, Fitzsimmons joined a number of organizations at the start of the American Revolution. He commanded a company of home guards during the war and was head...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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Alexander Hamilton
(11 January c.1757 – 12 July 1804) Essayist, lawyer, officer in the Continental Army and US Treasury Secretary. A field commander and staff officer to Washington during the Revolutionary War, he was later appointed to the Confederation Congress....
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Lambert Cadwalader
(1743 – 13 September 1823) Revolutionary war soldier, merchant, and delegate to the Continental Congress and the U.S. Congress. In 1765, responding to the Stamp Act, Cadwalader signed a merchants’ agreement to boycott English goods. He was a...
In: New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); New Jersey Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Daniel Hiester
(June 25, 1747 – March 7, 1804) Military officer and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Once he completed his education, Hiester participated in mercantile business in Pennsylvania until the Revolutionary War, in which he served as a...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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John Lansing
(30 January 1754 – 12 December 1829?) Lawyer, judge and slave owner. As well as a lawyer he owned a large plantation, though he may not have used slave labour. Kept a handful of slaves as servants in his New York house. For a brief period during the...
In: New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; New York Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New York Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; New York Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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William Jackson
(9 March 1759 – 17 December 1828) Major in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, serving on Washington’s staff as Secretary to John Laurens. Nominated as Secretary of the Constitutional Convention by Alexander Hamilton and chosen by the...
In: Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Offices of the Convention at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition)
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Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
(14 February 1745 – 16 August 1825) Lawyer, planter, slave owner and army officer. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he joined the Continental Army and rose to the rank of Major General. Afterwards he returned to the law and the South Carolina...
In: South Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); South Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; 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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; South Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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Thomas Sumter
(14 August 1734 – 1 June 1832) Congressman, Senator, farmer, and merchant. Sumter served as a Revolutionary War general. He prospered from the operation of saw and grist mills as well as from land speculation. [‘Sumter, Thomas’, American...
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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Andrew Moore
(1752 – 24 May 1821) Lawyer, U.S. Representative, and Senator. Moore served as a lieutenant during the Revolutionary War and was afterwards elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was also a delegate to the state convention on the...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Jonathan Trumbull
(26 March 1740 – 7 August 1809) U.S. Congressman, U.S Senator, and Governor of Connecticut. Before serving as a politician, Trumbull joined his family trade business and worked as lister, grand juror, surveyor of highways, and justice of the...
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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George Mathews
(30 August 1739 – 30 August 1812) U.S. Representative, soldier, land speculator, and Governor of Georgia. After serving in the House of Burgesses and as a colonel under George Washington in the Revolutionary War, Mathews was appointed as brigadier...
In: Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Josiah Parker
(11 May 1751 – 11 March 1810) Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and farmer. During the Revolutionary War, Parker served as a member of the Continental Army, where he reached the rank of colonel of the Virginia Regiment. After resigning...
In: Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Thomas Tudor Tucker
(25 June 1745 – 2 May 1828) Longest-serving Treasurer of the U.S. Physician, member both in the Continental Congress and the U.S. House. Bermuda-born and settled in South Carolina, Tucker served in the South Carolina House of Representatives, 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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Robert Morris
(20 January 1735 – 8 May 1806) Leading merchant, financier and US finance minister. Having built up one of the largest shipping and merchant firms in Philadelphia he became interested in Revolutionary politics. He joined the Pennsylvania Provincial...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Pennsylvania Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
(1 October 1746 – 1 October 1807) Clergyman, Continental Army soldier during the American Revolutionary War, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Brother to Frederick Muhlenberg, J.P.G. Muhlenberg was also a minister. He...
In: Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); Pennsylvania Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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Samuel Livermore
(25 May 1732 – 18 May 1803) New Hampshire Governor, chief justice, U.S. Senator, and farmer. After taking up the bar, Livermore served as judge-advocate in the admiralty court and as attorney general. During the Revolutionary War, he retreated...
In: New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition); New Hampshire Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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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