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Regarding Delegates of the Philadelphia Convention

Date: January 17, 1787
Publisher: Hampshire Gazette
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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 included some very respected members, and recommends prominent men from Pennsylvania as 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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