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Page 12--Records of Journal of Congress and Other Official Documents

Published below are tables showing copies of pages from the Journal of Congress, the official record of the Congress during the Articles of Confederation and later the Constitution. Historic records from other sources are also presented. All images may be clicked to enlarge for reading purposes. You may click the links in the list below to go directly to the table described.
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Table 1: Journal of Congress, March 1, 1781: Articles of Confederation

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Table 2: Journal of Congress: Report of the Annapolis Convention Commissioners, September 20, 1786

02300678 02310679 02320680

 Table 3: Journal of Congress: Federal Convention of 1787 Convention Call, February 21, 1787

00810071 00820072 00830073 00840074


Table 4: Record of the  Federal Convention of 1787, Delegate Credentials and Attendance (Farrand)

05590000
05610557
05620558
05630559
05640560
05650561
05660562
05670563
05680564
05690565
05700566
05710567
05720568
05730569
05740570
05750571
05760572
05770573
05780574
05790575
05800576
05810577
05820578
05830579
05840580
05850581
05860582
05870583
05880584
05890585
05900586
05910587
05920588
05930589
05940590

Table 5: Committee of Detail Reports, Federal Convention of 1787 (Farrand)

01350129
01360130
01370131
01380132
01390133
01400134
01410135
01420136
01430137
01440138
01450139
01460140
01470141
01480142
01490143
01500144
01510145
01520146
01530147
01540148
01550149
01560150
01570151
01580152
01590153
01600154
01610155
01620156
01630157
01640158
0165059
01660160
01670161
01680162
01690163
01700164
01710165
01720166
01730167
01740168
01750169
01760170
01770171
01780172
01790173
01800174
01810175

Table 6: Report of Committee of Detail, Proposed Constitution, (First Draft) Federal Convention of 1787, August 6, 1787 (Farrand)

01830177
01840178
01850179
01860180
01870181
01880182
01890183
01900184
01910185
01920186
01930187
01940188
01950189


Table 7: Proposed Constitution Submitted to Committee of Style, Federal Convention of 1787, September 10, 1787 (Farrand)

05710565
05720566
05730567
05740568
05750569
05760570
05770571
05780572
05790573
05800574
05810575
05820576
05830577
05840578
05850579
05860580


Table 8: Committee of Style Report, Federal Convention of 1787, September 12, 1787 (Farrand)

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05970591
05980592
05990593
06000594
06010595
06020596
06030597
06040598
06050599
06060600
06070601
06080602
06090603


Table 9: Madison's Minutes Regarding Final Changes to Article V, September 15-17, 1787

03310315 03320316 03330317 03340318

Table 10: Proposed Constitution (Final Draft), Federal Convention of 1787, September 17, 1787 (Farrand)

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06580652
06590653
06600654
06610655
06630656
06640658
06640658
06650659
06660660
0667066
06680662
06680663
06700664
06710665
06720666
06730667

Table 11: Journal of Congress: Proposed Constitution, September 20, 1787

01050487 01060488 01080489 01080490 01090491 01100492 01110493 01120494 01130495 01140496

01150497 01160498 01170499 01180500 01190501 01200502 01210503

Table 12: Melancton Smith, Member of Congress: Notes on Debate in Congress on Proposed Constitution, September 27, 1787

Smith Notes Page 1 Smith Notes Page 2 Smith Notes Page 3 Smith Notes Page 4 Smith Notes Page 5 Smith Notes Page 6


Table 13: Journal of Congress: Record of Vote Transmitting proposed Constitution to the States, September 27-28, 1787

01580540 01600542 01590541 01610543 01620544 01670549

Table 14: Journal of Congress: State Ratification Documents of United States Constitution

03350319 03360320 03370321 03380322 03390323 03400324 03410325 03420326 03430327 03440328
03450329 03460330 03470331 03480332 03490333 03500334 03510335 03520336 03530337 03540338

Table 15: Journal of Congress: Ratification of Constitution, July 2, 1788; Order Creating New Government, July 8, 1788

02910281 02920282 03130303 03140304

Table 16: Journal of Congress: State Ratification Documents of the Bill of Rights and Other Amendments

03540338 03550339 03560340 03570341 03580342 03590343

Table 17: Development of Article V: Earliest Version to Final Form

Table 17A: The Virginia Plan May 29, 1787

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00490021
00500022

Table 17B: The Committee of the whole House Report June 13, 1787

02580228
02590229
02600230
02610231
02620232

Table 17C: The Committee of Detail Reports on Amendment (Farrand)

01390133
01420136
01540148
01650159
01800174
01810175

Table 17D: The Events of August 30, 1787 (Farrand)

04730467
04740468
04750469

Table 17E: The Events of September 10, 1787 (Farrand)

05610555
05620556
05630557
05640558
05650669

Table 17F: The Events of September 15, 1787 (Farrand)

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06360630
06370631

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