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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.
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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.
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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; Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
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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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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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 (2021 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); North Carolina Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; North Carolina Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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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 U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Maryland Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Maryland Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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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 Continental Congress; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Massachusetts Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Massachusetts Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Essex County MA at Massachusetts Ratifying Convention
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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 (2021 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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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 United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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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 (2021 Edition); Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Virginia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Virginia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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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 (2021 Edition); New York Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789
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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 (2019 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 (2021 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 Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Connecticut Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]
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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 United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Continental Congress; Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]
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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 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; 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 (2021 Edition); Delaware Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Delaware Delegation at United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition)
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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; Virginia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)
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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; Illinois Delegation at United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act [Early Access - Work in Progress]; Illinois Delegation at United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65; Illinois Delegation at The Civil Rights Act of 1875
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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 United States Constitutional Convention 1787 (2016 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2021 Edition); Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 [Hopelessly Broken Copy - Remove]; Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789; Georgia Delegation at United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]; Georgia Delegation at U.S. Constitutional Convention 1787 (2019 Edition); Georgia Delegation at Constitutional Convention 1787[converted to OT]