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PA Constitutional Convention
final version, and it was voted on by the delegates, inscribed on parchment with engraving for printing and sent to the states and their legislatures. Random House Digital, Inc. 24 :196 Once the Convention had finished amending the first draft from the Committee of Detail, a new set of unresolved questions were sent to several different committees for resolution. Another issue concerned the election of the president. The compromise nonetheless continued to serve the self-interest of small-state political leaders, who were assured of access to more seats in the Senate than they might otherwise have obtained. Org, page Updated : 6/23/18. Rarely missing a session, he sat on the Committee of Detail and in many other ways applied his excellent knowledge of political theory to convention problems. Convention delegate Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts observed that "the great mercantile interest and of stockholders, is not provided for in any mode of election-they will however be better represented if the State legislatures choose the second branch." 19 The proposal was carried unanimously.
Constitutional Convention Address on Prayer.
Delivered Thursday, June 28, 1787, Philadelphia,.
Esident: The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance 2: dem: christine m tartaglione: 4: dem: arthur l haywood iii: 6: rep: robert m tomlinson: 8: dem: anthony h williams: 10: dem: steven j santarsiero).
Active enmity toward each other.
We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the. The delegates couldn't agree on whether the executive should be a single person, or a board of three. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. 24 :235 Some have argued that Randolph's attacks on the Constitution were motivated by political ambition, in particular his anticipation of possibly facing rival Patrick Henry in a future election. 31 Paterson's New Jersey Plan was ultimately a rebuttal to the Virginia Plan, and was much closer to the initial call for the Convention: drafting amendments to the Articles of Confederation to fix the problems. It made at least one important change to what the Convention had agreed to; King wanted to prevent states from interfering in contracts. Irons, Lee., The 1788 American Revision of the Westminster Standards, viewed September 15, 2011. 6 :269, 275 24 :173 Pinckney and his fellow Southern delegates must have been delighted to see that the committee had included three provisions that explicitly restricted the Congress' authority in ways favorable to Southern interests.