Friday, August 31, 1787
By Center for Civics Education
Posted on 8/31/2020 - 4 minute read
Today may be considered a landmark in the Convention’s proceedings. Before adjourning, “it was agreed to refer such parts of the Constitution as have been postponed, and such parts of Reports as have not been acted on, to a Committee of a member from each State.” By ballot, the Committee on Postponed Parts appointed Nicholas Gilman (New Hampshire), Rufus King (Massachusetts), Roger Sherman (Connecticut), David Brearley (New Jersey), Gouverneur Morris (Pennsylvania), John Dickinson (Delaware), Daniel Carroll (Maryland), James Madison (Virginia), Hugh Williamson (North Carolina), Pierce Butler (South Carolina), and Alexander Baldwin (Georgia).
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