United States Constitution. Second Draft, p. 2

[Philadelphia: 1787]
Annotations in the hand of William Livingston
New-York Historical Society Library

Committees of the Philadelphia Convention prepared two major drafts of the Constitution before the final version was approved. This is the second draft, by the Committee of Style, which reported on September 12, 1787. The annotations, which indicate the changes made to the report by the Convention, are in the handwriting of Convention delegate William Livingston, governor of New Jersey. A member of the prominent Livingston family in New York, he was the father-in-law of John Jay.