The Official Edition of the Constitution Printed by Dunlap & Claypoole

The convention made over 20 changes to the Committee of Style report, then, on Saturday, September 15, the delegates voted to adopt the Constitution and ordered both an engrossed copy on parchment and printed copies to be distributed to the delegates and sent to Congress and the states. On Monday, September 17, the engrossed and printed copies of the Constitution were ready, but the delegates made several more changes. Dunlap and Claypoole quickly printed a corrected six-page edition. HSP’s copy is one of only 11 of these original printings known to exist.