Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America

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Title
Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America
Names
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 (Creator)
Collection

Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America

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
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.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514337
MSS Unit ID: 23121
RLIN/OCLC: 900233760
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e6ec5ee0-831a-0132-00b2-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1757: Creator Born
  • 1787: Created
  • 1804: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1787. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37a8e9e0-831b-0132-fd08-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 16, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37a8e9e0-831b-0132-fd08-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1787). Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/37a8e9e0-831b-0132-fd08-58d385a7b928

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Alexander Hamilton plan of a constitution for America