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
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.