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 PhiladelphiaFor the Philadelphia County
George LatimerWilliam Macpherson
Benjamin RushJohn Hunn
Hilary BakerGeorge Gray
James WilsonSamuel Ashmead
Thomas McKeanEnoch Edwards
For Bucks CountyFor Northampton County
Henry WynkoopJohn Arndt
John BarclayStephen Balliot
Thomas YardleyJoseph Horsfield
Abraham StoutDavid Deshler
For Chester CountyFor Bedford County
Thomas BullJames Martin
Anthony WayneJoseph Powell
William GibbonsFor Northumberland County
Richard DowningWilliam Wilson
Thomas CheyneyJohn Boyd
John HannumFor Westmoreland County
For Lancaster CountyJohn Baird
Stephen ChambersWilliam Todd
Robert ColemanFor Washington County
Sebastian GraffJames Marshel
John HubleyJames Edgar
Jasper YeatesThomas Scott
John WhitehillJohn Neville
For York CountyFor Fayette County
Henry SlagleNathaniel Breading
Thomas CampbellJohn Smilie
Thomas HartleyFor Franklin County
David GrierRichard Bard
John BlackJohn Allison
Benjamin PedanFor Montgomery County
For Cumberland CountyJonathan Roberts
John HarrisJohn Richards
John ReynoldsFrederick A. Muhlenberg
Robert WhitehillFor Dauphin County
Jonathan HogeWilliam Brown
For Berks CountyAdam Orth
Nicholas LutzJohn A. Hanna
John LudwigFor Luzerne County
Abraham LincolnTimothy Pickering
John BishopFor Huntingdon County
Joseph HiesterBenjamin 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.