Research guides

Pennsylvania Constitution

1776 Convention

Constitution of 1776

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1776
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.

Constitutions of Pennsylvania; Constitution of the United States Legislative Reference Bureau
Includes the text of and index to the 1968, 1874, 1838, 1790, and 1776 Pennsylvania Constitutions.
Also available on Micro. Library also has 1964 and 1930 editions.

Convention Materials

Constitutional Convention of 1776
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.
Includes:

        • The Proceedings Relative to the Calling of the Conventions of 1776 and 1790, the Minutes of the Convention that Forms the Present Constitution of Pennsylvania
        • The Proceedings of the Convention for the Province of Pennsylvania, January 1775
        • The Proceedings of the Convention for the Province of Pennsylvania, June 1776
        • Minutes of the Proceedings: 1776
        • Minutes of the Council Censors: 1783-84

The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions on 1776 and 1790: the Minutes of the Convention Printed by John S. Wiestling
Also available on Micro.
See Part II. Includes:

        1. The proceedings relative to calling the convention of 1776.
        2. The minutes of the convention and the constitution of 1776.