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Collection Reference Number GLC00528
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1787 
Title Constitution [printing of first draft, docketed by James Wilson]
Date 6 August 1787
Author Constitutional Congress  
Document Type Government document
Content Description First two leaves in facsimile, with docketed wrapper. Committee of Detail printing. First draft. Wilson chaired the Committee of Five which drafted this copy of the Constitution. With one correction in Wilson's hand. Docket on blank wrapper: "Report of the Committee of five. Later docket beneath: "Above endorsement is in the handwriting of Hon. James Wilson -- so his grand-daughter Miss Emily Hollingsworth tells me. Sept. 1. 1866 - Effingham B. Morris."
Subjects US Constitution  Government and Civics  Law  US Constitutional Convention  Law  
People Wilson, James (1742-1798)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859