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Benjamin Franklin's member's copy of the United States Constitution page 1

Constitutional Convention

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The “Official Edition” of the Constitution, printed by Dunlap and Claypool, was a private printing presented to delegates of the Constitutional Convention on the morning of Tuesday September 18, 1787. This copy belonged to Benjamin Franklin, who later presented this document to Jonathan Williams Sr., the husband to Franklin’s niece, Grace Harris Williams.

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  • Title: Benjamin Franklin's member's copy of the United States Constitution page 1
  • Creator: Constitutional Convention
  • Date Created: ca. September 17, 1787
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • GLC Number: GLC03585

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