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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Carlson, Marybeth (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Virginia (1)
8 (1988)

Virginia chronology, 1776-1791,   pp. li-liv


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VIRGINIA CHRONOLOGY, 1776-1791
20 March
5 April
5 May
13 May
14 May
17 May
25 May
29 May
19 June
17 September
26 September
28 September
28 September
2 October
6 October
7 October
15-16 October
16 October
20 October
22 October
22 October
24 October
25-31 October
3 November
12 November
14 November
16 November
21 November-
13 December
22 November
Richard Henry Lee appointed delegate to Constitutional
Convention in place of Thomas Nelson, Jr., who declined
to serve.
James McClurg appointed delegate to Constitutional Con-
vention in place of Richard Henry Lee, who declined to
serve.
James Madison arrives in Philadelphia.
George Washington arrives in Philadelphia.
Constitutional Convention meets, but lacks quorum.
George Mason, the final Virginia delegate, arrives in Phila-
dephia.
Convention attains quorum.
Virginia Resolutions presented to Convention.
Committee of the Whole adopts and reports amended Vir-
ginia Resolutions to Convention.
Constitution signed by all delegates present except George
Mason, Edmund Randolph, and Elbridge Gerry; Conven-
tion adjourns sine die.
First printing of Constitution in Virginia.
Alexandria town meeting approves Constitution.
Berkeley County meeting approves Constitution.
Fairfax County meeting calls for a state convention to con-
sider Constitution.
Williamsburg meeting calls for a convention to consider Con-
stitution.
George Mason sends a copy of his objections to Constitution
to George Washington.
Legislature convenes in Richmond. House of Delegates reads
Constitution, refers it for consideration on 25 October,
and orders 5,000 copies printed for distribution.
Richard Henry Lee writes to Edmund Randolph enclosing
his proposed amendments to Constitution.
Fredericksburg meeting calls for a convention to consider
Constitution.
Frederick County meeting calls for convention to consider
Constitution.
Henrico County meeting approves Constitution.
Petersburg meeting calls for convention to consider Consti-
tution.
Legislature debates and calls state convention.
House of Delegates condemns paper money as "ruinous to
Trade and Commerce, and highly injurious" to people.
House of Delegates adopts resolutions asserting the God-given
right of Virginians to navigate Mississippi River.
Governor Randolph transmits a copy of the resolutions call-
ing Virginia's convention to other states.
Winchester Virginia Gazette prints Richard Henry Lee's pro-
posed amendments to Constitution.
Union Society of Richmond debates Constitution, voting 128
to 15 in favor of it.
Virginia Journal prints George Mason's objections to Consti-
tution.
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