Thursday, June 21, 1787
By Center for Public Policy, Citizenship and Ethics
Posted on 6/21/2020 - 4 minute read
Another delegate arrived today. On November 24, 1786, New Jersey had been the second of the thirteen States to call for a convention to amend the Articles of Confederation. Of the four delegates named to represent New Jersey, Jonathan Dayton was not among them. The State had appointed at least two others who declined to attend, including Abraham Clark whose health kept him from the Convention, and Elias Dayton, Jonathan’s father, who declined in favor of his son. At twenty-six, Dayton is the youngest of the delegates.
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