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Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) Constitution and Constitutional Convention archive [decimalized]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00819 Author/Creator: Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Various Date: 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: This collection of Pierce Butler's papers from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 provides unique views of the various conflicts that permeated the Constitutional Convention, while bringing to life the process of creating the United States Constitution. The text of all Constitutional Convention manuscripts in the Pierce Butler papers is printed in James Hutson's article, "Pierce Butler's Records of the Federal Constitutional Convention," in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, 37:1 (Winter 1980): 64-73.

People: Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: US Constitution, US Constitutional Convention, Government and Civics, Law

Sub Era: Creating a New Government