Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention Begins Meeting

November 20, 1787

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE CONVENTION

This being the day appointed by the legislature of this state for the meeting of the Convention, a number of gentlemen delegated for that purpose met accordingly at the State House.

And adjourned to three o’clock P.M. tomorrow.
The Pennsylvania Convention

21 November 1787

CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS

Sixty of the gentlemen elected to serve in the Convention met.

The returns of the elections held for the city of Philadelphia and the several counties of this state were read, by which it appears that the following gentlemen were returned as delegates for the Convention for the said city and counties, respectively, viz.:

 

For the City of Philadelphia For the Philadelphia County
George Latimer William Macpherson
Benjamin Rush John Hunn
Hilary Baker George Gray
James Wilson Samuel Ashmead
Thomas McKean Enoch Edwards
For Bucks County For Northampton County
Henry Wynkoop John Arndt
John Barclay Stephen Balliot
Thomas Yardley Joseph Horsfield
Abraham Stout David Deshler
For Chester County For Bedford County
Thomas Bull James Martin
Anthony Wayne Joseph Powell
William Gibbons For Northumberland County
Richard Downing William Wilson
Thomas Cheyney John Boyd
John Hannum For Westmoreland County
For Lancaster County John Baird
Stephen Chambers William Todd
Robert Coleman For Washington County
Sebastian Graff James Marshel
John Hubley James Edgar
Jasper Yeates Thomas Scott
John Whitehill John Neville
For York County For Fayette County
Henry Slagle Nathaniel Breading
Thomas Campbell John Smilie
Thomas Hartley For Franklin County
David Grier Richard Bard
John Black John Allison
Benjamin Pedan For Montgomery County
For Cumberland County Jonathan Roberts
John Harris John Richards
John Reynolds Frederick A. Muhlenberg
Robert Whitehill For Dauphin County
Jonathan Hoge William Brown
For Berks County Adam Orth
Nicholas Lutz John A. Hanna
John Ludwig For Luzerne County
Abraham Lincoln Timothy Pickering
John Bishop For Huntingdon County
Joseph Hiester Benjamin Elliot

The Convention proceeded to elect a president.

The ballots being counted, it appeared that Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Esquire was duly elected.

And invitation to the President and members of the Convention from the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, requesting their company at a commencement to be held tomorrow, was read.

Agreed to attend in a body, at then o’clock, A.M.

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