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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 8–10: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Virginia | C |  Constitutional Convention

References

Richard Henry Lee to John Adams, New York, 3 September 1787 [Ratification by the States 8:9]

Richard Henry Lee to John Adams, New York, 3 September 1787 [Ratification by the States 8:9 n.]

James Monroe to James Madison, Fredericksburg, 7 February [Ratification by the States 8:355]+

Debates [Ratification by the States 9:930]

Debates [Ratification by the States 9:1093]

Subentries

– Va. leads call for [7 references]

– Va. appoints delegates to [5 references]

– Virginia Resolutions [3 references]

– Va. delegates in [5 references]

– New Jersey Amendments [2 references]

– secrecy in [5 references]

– non-signers of Constitution [8 references]

– unanimity of [5 references]

– praise of members and actions of [68 references]

– compromise in [14 references]

– resolution of submitting Constitution to state conventions [5 references]

– abandons Articles of Confederation [15 references]

– debate over assertion that it exceeded its powers [15 references]

– sectional divisions in [1 reference]

– called by Congress [6 references]

– opposition to Constitution originated in [1 reference]

– members of in Congress [2 references]

– criticism of [26 references]

– Committee of Style [3 references]

– diversity of opinion in [5 references]

– wished to preserve union [1 reference]

– reason for calling [9 references]

– S.C. delegates [1 reference]

– did not consider God in its deliberations [1 reference]

– Benjamin Franklin’s concluding speech in [3 references]

– letter from president of to president of Congress, quoted [10 references]

– delegates to represent states not people [2 references]

– considers Randolph’s proposal for amendments [2 references]

– as last chance for reform [1 reference]

– attendance in [1 reference]

– said to have modeled Constitution on government of Rome [1 reference]

– Washington’s role in [1 reference]

– charge of monarchical sentiment in [2 references]

– delegates to elected to state conventions [3 references]

– nearly breaks up [1 reference]

– population figures used by [2 references]

– refuses to consider Mason’s objections [1 reference]

– as respectable representation of nation [1 reference]

– reason for proposing Constitution [1 reference]

– calling of as acknowledgment of debility of Confederation [3 references]

– R.I. did not send delegates to [1 reference]

– intended Constitution to create democratic government [1 reference]

– opposition to calling of [3 references]

– celestial influence upon [1 reference]

– debate over whether it was intended to destroy state governments [2 references]

– Robert Yates and John Lansing in [2 references]

– Committee of Detail [1 reference]

– debates in over [33 subentries]