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Collection Reference Number GLC00819.13
From Archive Folder Constitution and Constitutional Convention archive: Pierce Butler's notes 
Title All demands... against the United States
Date 21 August 1787
Author Butler, Pierce (1744-1822)  
Document Type Miscellany; Government document
Content Description Quarter sheet of paper. Confirming the validity of debts incurred by the previous Congress which will devolve upon the new legislature. With addition in a different hand "The Legislature shall fulfill the Engagements and discharge the Debts of the United States."
Subjects Finance  Economics  Law  Congress  Government and Civics  US Constitution  US Constitutional Convention  
People Butler, Pierce (1744-1822)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The American Revolution; Law; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information This collection of Pierce Butler's papers from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 provides unique views of the various conflicts that permeated the Constitutional Convention, while bringing to life the process of creating the United States Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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