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Catalog Number MS 1703-01-02-04
Object Name Records
Scope & Content This collection consists of Abraham Baldwin's annotated draft of the United States Constitution printed during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This version of the constitution was submitted by the Committee of Style on September 12, 1787, and was the second of two drafts printed for discussion by the delegates.

The printers, Dunlap and Claypoole, printed sixty copies of this draft. Text is printed on only one side of each leaf. Each leaf of the Baldwin draft contains handwritten marginalia and leaves 1-3 contain Baldwin's handwritten notes on the verso.

Thirteen other annotated originals of the Committee of Style printing exist. The Morgan Library, New York, holds the Committee of Detail draft annotated by Baldwin.
Physical characteristics None
Creator Abrams, Harvey Dan, 1930-1999
Title US Constitutional Draft, Annotated by Abraham Baldwin
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection MS 1703 US Constitutional Draft
Subjects Constitutional conventions
Classification Government & Politics