Item: Edmund Randolph draft of the United States Constitution

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Record Number: 1390
Reproduction restrictions: None
Printer: Randolph, Edmund
Date of Original: September 1787
Original Format: Printed Matter
Reproduction Format: Photograph › Negative
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“The first draft of The Report of the Committee of Five of the Federal Convention. Printed for the use of members in an edition of sixty (60) copies, on one side of seven leaves only.” (Evans 20816) This is the first printed draft of the Constitution—printed by Dunlap and Claypoole. Randolph was a delegate to the Convention from Virginia. Like the two manuscript drafts, this printed draft lists all the states in the first line. However, it states “The stile of the government shall be ‘The United States of America.’”