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Constitutional Convention. 5/14/1787-9/17/1787 Constitution. First printing [Dunlap & Claypoole printing]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00258 Author/Creator: Constitutional Convention. 5/14/1787-9/17/1787 Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 17-19 September 1787 Pagination: 4 p. ; 49.8 x 30 cm. Order a Copy

One of two known copies (the other is at the Library of Congress). Inscription on p.1: "Doctor John Hampton." Inscription on p.4: "John Thos./Daniel." Compare to GLC 3585. Printed by Dunlap and Claypoole.

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