Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States

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PROCEEDINGS OF COMMISSIONERS TO REMEDY
DEFECTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT1

ANNAPOLIS IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND

SEPTEMBER 11th 1786

At a meeting of Commissioners, from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia--

Present
ALEXANDER HAMILTON New York
EGBERT BENSON
ABRAHAM CLARKE New Jersey
WILLIAM C. HOUSTON
JAMES SCHUARMAN
TENCH COXE Pennsylvania
GEORGE READ Delaware
JOHN DICKINSON
RICHARD BASSETT
EDMUND RANDOLPH Virginia
JAMES MADISON, Junior
SAINT GEORGE TUCKER

Mr. Dickinson was unanimously elected Chairman.

The Commissioners produced their Credentials from their respective States; which were read.

After a full communication of Sentiments, and deliberate consideration of what would be proper to be done by the Commissioners now assembled, it was unanimously agreed: that a Committee be appointed to prepare a draft of a Report to be made to the States having Commissioners attending at this meeting--Adjourned 'till Wednesday Morning.

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From the original in the Library of Congress.

Notwithstanding the order to the chairman to sign the address it was signed by all the members of the Convention.

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