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C. Pinckney, and the propositions of Mr.
draft of a constitution. 4. August 6. The draft of a plan of constitution
reported by this committee to the convention ; and debated from that time till the 12th of
September. 5. September 13. Plan of constitution, brought in
by a committee of revision, appointed on the 8th of September, consisting of five members, to revise the style and arrange the articles,
agreed to by the convention. The second and fourth of these papers, are among those deposited by President Washington, at the Department of State.
The first, fourth and fifth, are among those transmitted by general Bloomfield.
The third is collected from the proceedings of the convention, as they are spread over the journal from June 19th to July 26th.
This paper, together with the plan of Mr. C. Pinckney, a copy of which has been furnished by him, and the propositions of Mr. Patterson, included among the papers forwarded by general Bloomfield, comprise the materials, upon which the first draft was made of the constitution, as reported by the committee of detail, on the 6th of August.
To the Journal, Acts and Proceedings of the Convention, are added in this publication, the subsequent proceedings of the Congress of the confederation, upon the constitution, reported as the result of their labours ; and the acts of ratification by the conventions of the
several states of the union, by virtue came the supreme law of the ls amendments to it, which have form a part of the constitut this supplement would be, h. well adapted to carry into full . Congress in directing the publica. at one view the rise, progress, and of the Constitution of the United States
Department of State, October, 1819.
LIST OF THE MEMBERS
OF THE FEDERAL CONVENTION WHICH FORMED THE CONSTI
TUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
X Rhode Island.
July 23, 1787.
Elbridge Gerry, May 29,
Oliver Elsworth, May 29,
June 2, 8. William Livingston, June 5, 9. David Brearley, May 25,
William C. Houston, do. 10. William Patterson, do.
Abraham Clark. 11. Jonathan Dayton,
Attended 12. Benjamin Franklin, May 28, 1787. 13. Thomas Mifflin, do. 14. Robert Morris, May 25, 15. George Clymer,
May 28, 16. Thomas Fitzsimons, May 25, 17. Jared Ingersoll, May 28, 18. James Wilson, May 25, 19. Gouverneur Morris, do. 20. George Read,
John Francis Mercer, Aug. 6,
Patrick Henry, (declined.)
Edmund Randolph, May 25, 29, John Blair,
room of P. Henry) do.
do. 31. William Blount, (in the
room of R. Caswell) June 20,
Attended. Willie Jones, (declined.) 1787. 32. Richard D. Spaight, May 25, 33. Hugh Williamson, in the
room of W. Jones) May 25, 34. John Rutledge,
do. 35. Charles C. Pinckney, do. 36. Charles Pinckney, do. 37. Pierce Butler,
do. 38. William Few,
Those with numbers before their names, signed the Con
stitution, . Those in Italicks, never attended,
10 Members who attended, but did not sign the Constitution, 16