Rufus King

Notes of the Constitutional Convention, p. 1

Philadelphia, June 4, 1787
New-York Historical Society Library, Department of Manuscripts, Rufus King Papers

In 1787 Rufus King (1755–1827) was a Massachusetts delegate to the Philadelphia Convention, where he signed the Constitution. These are the notes he took of the debates in the Convention on June 4, 1787. The subject is the veto of acts of Congress: whether the president should have a veto that could not be overridden; whether the judges should also have a role in the veto power. King married a New Yorker, moved to New York City and became one of New York's first U.S. senators.