Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America

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Description
Alexander Hamilton's autograph draft of a constitution for the United States government, 1787. Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was a New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The draft, in ten articles, is a more developed expression of the outline or plan of a constitution presented by Hamilton at the Constitutional Convention on June 18, 1787. While the document is undated, its text resembles that copied by James Madison, identified as being given to him by Hamilton at the close of the Convention in September, 1787. The document consists of 10 leaves with 18 pages of text, and 1 page of notes with title endorsement, bound in 1 volume.
Names
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1787
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23121
Topics
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Constitutional conventions -- United States
Statesmen
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
Genres
Constitutions
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Acquisition: Donated by Alexander Hamilton (1816-1889) to the Astor Library in 1885.
Physical Description
Extent: .1 linear feet 1 volume
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514337
MSS Unit ID: 23121
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23121
RLIN/OCLC: 900233760
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e2e33b0-e011-0134-1f0e-7920324a5e3a
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