United States Constitution
New York Daily Advertiser

New York: September 21, 1787
New-York Historical Society Library

The Philadelphia Convention adjourned on September 17, 1787. Two days later Convention secretary William Jackson brought the report of the Convention to Congress, which was meeting in New York City. The report consisted of the Constitution; a letter from Convention president George Washington to the president of Congress, Arthur St. Clair; and two resolutions of the Convention on the method of ratification and how the new government would be put in motion. The Daily Advertiser and the New York Packet printed the report on September 21, the first New York printings. By the end of 1787, all nine state newspapers had printed the Constitution.