Occupations of the Delegates

Public Security Interests


Abraham Baldwin (GA)
Richard Bassett (DE)
John Blair (VA)
William Blount (NC)
David Brearly (NJ)
Jacob Broom (DE)
Pierce Butler (SC)
Daniel Carroll (MD)
George Clymer (PA)
Jonathan Dayton (NJ)
Oliver Ellsworth (CT)
William Few (GA)
Thomas Fitzsimons (PA)
Elbridge Gerry (MA)
Nicholas Gilman (NH)
Nathaniel Gorham (MA)
Alexander Hamilton (NY)
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (MD)
William Samuel Johnson (CT)
Rufus King (MA)
John Langdon (NH)
John Lansing, Jr. (NY)
William Livingston (NJ)
Luther Martin (MD)
George Mason (VA)
James McClurg (VA)
John F. Mercer (GA)
Thomas Mifflin (PA)
Robert Morris (PA)
Charles Pinckney (SC)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (SC)
Edmund Randolph (VA)
George Read (DE)
Roger Sherman (CT)
Richard Dobbs Spaight (NC)
Caleb Strong (MA)
George Washington (VA)
Hugh Williamson (NC)
James Wilson (PA)
George Wythe (VA)

Real Estate and Land Speculation


William Blount (NC)
Jonathan Dayton (NY)
William Few (GA)
Thomas Fitzsimons (PA)
Benjamin Franklin (PA)
Elbridge Gerry (MA)
Nicholas Gilman (NH)
Nathaniel Gorham (MA)
Alexander Hamilton (NY)
George Mason (VA)
Robert Morris (PA)
George Washington (VA)
Hugh Williamson (NC)
James Wilson (PA)

Lending and Investments


Richard Bassett (DE)
Jacob Broom (DE)
Pierce Butler (GA)
Daniel Carroll (MD)
George Clymer (PA)
William R. Davie (NC)
John Dickinson (DE)
Oliver Ellsworth (CT)
William Few (GA)
Thomas Fitzsimons (PA)
Benjamin Franklin (PA)
Nicholas Gilman (NH)
Jared Ingersoll (PA)
William Samuel Johnson (CT)
Rufus King (MA)
John Langdon (NH)
George Mason (VA)
James McHenry (MD)
Charles Pinckney (SC)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (SC)
Edmund Randolph (VA)
George Read (DE)
George Washington (VA)
Hugh Williamson (NC)

Mercantile, Manufacturing, and Shipping


Jacob Broom (DE)
George Clymer (PA)
Oliver Ellsworth (CT)
Thomas Fitzsimons (PA)
Elbridge Gerry (MA)
Rufus King (MA)
John Langdon (NH)
James McHenry (MD)
Thomas Mifflin (PA)
Gouverneur Morris (PA)
Robert Morris (PA)

Planters and Slaveholders


Pierce Butler (SC)
William Davie (NC)
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (MD)
Alexander Martin (NC)
Luther Martin (MD)
George Mason (VA)
John F. Mercer (MD)
Charles Pinckney (SC)
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (SC)
Edmund Randolph (VA)
George Read (DE)
John Rutledge (SC)
Richard Dobbs Spaight (NC)
George Washington (VA)
George Wythe (VA)

Contents

Introduction

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 Notes on the Convention.

Interactive Map of Historic Philadelphia in the Late 18th Century

Learn about historic Philadelphia and where the founders stayed, ate, and met.

View Interactive

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