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Constitutional Convention. 5/14/1787-9/17/1787 Pennsylvania packet and daily advertiser. [No. 2690 (September 19, 1787)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06688 Author/Creator: Constitutional Convention. 5/14/1787-9/17/1787 Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Newspaper Date: 19 September 1787 Pagination: 4 p. ; 46.6 x 29.9 cm. Order a Copy

First printing of the Constitution in a newspaper. This version, printed by Dunlap and Claypoole, the same who had printed the draft versions of the Constitution meant for private use by delegates at the Constitutional Convention.

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