United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787

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United States Constitution first manuscript draft by James Wilson, 1787

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This is the first draft of the Constitution wtritten and signed by James Wilson, delegate to the Constitutional Convention from York, PA, and chair of the Committee of Detail. The committee was charged to draft the Constitution. The earliest surviving version of the Constitution, it consists of four sheets. One unique features is that it lists all of the states in the first line. Also, it states “The stile of the government shall be the ‘United People and States of America.