Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

by James Madison

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Tuesday, September 11

In Convention, — The report of the Committee of Style and Arrangement not being made, and being waited for,

The House Adjourned.

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The year was 1787. The place: the State House in Philadelphia. This is the story of the framing of the federal Constitution.

The Convention

Read the four-act drama and day-by-day summary by Gordon Lloyd, as well as Madison’s account of the Convention Debates.

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