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In September, 1786, delegates from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia met in Annapolis, Maryland, in a convention formally called the "Meeting of Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government." Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Rhode Island had appointed delegates, but they failed to get to the meeting in time to attend it. This Annapolis Convention voted to ask that a meeting of all the states be held in May, 1787, in Philadelphia. This article reports that the delegation from Virginia would have some very respected members and recommends some prominent men from Pennsylvania as being suitable to attend the May convention. John Armstrong was the only man listed in this article who did not represent Pennsylvania at what became known as the Constitutional Convention.


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Delegates of Philadelphia Convention article from the Hampshire Gazette newspaper

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Jan 17, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   4.25"
width   2.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.084

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