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Calling for the Annapolis Convention, that would lead to a new federal Constitution...

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March 25, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 25, 1786 

* Annapolis Convention called for
* Pre Constitutional Convention

The front page contains a very historic report, headed: "America - From the Virginia Gazette" with a Richmond, Januaryh 26 dateline. It provides the details of what would become known as the Annapolis Convention, beginning: "In the House of Delegatee, Jan. 21, 1786, resolved, that Edmund Randolph, James Madison, Water Jones...and George Mason, Esqrs. be appointed Commissioners who...shall meet such commissioners...by the other States in union...to take into consideration the trade of the United States..." with much more (see).
History tells us that it was on this date of January 21, at the urging of James Madison, the Virginia Legislature invited all states to send delegates to Annapolis. It was at this meeting, known as the Annapolis Convention, that the delegates endorsed a motion that called for all states to meet in Philadelphia in May 1787 to discuss ways to improve the Articles of Confederation in a "Grand Convention." Although the states' representatives to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia were only authorized to amend the Articles, the representatives held secret, closed-door sessions and wrote a new constitution, thus creating the United States Constitution by which we live today.
This article is an extremely significant report on the germination of what would become one of the more powerful legal documents in constitutional history.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, rubbing in this article affects two words, otherwise very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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