Research guides

Pennsylvania Constitution

1790 Convention

Constitution of 1790

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1790
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 1790
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.
Includes:

        • The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions of 1776 and 1790, the Minutes of the Convention that Forms the Present Constitution of Pennsylvania.
        • Members of the Convention.

Minutes of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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 IV. Includes:

        1. The proceedings relative to calling the convention of 1789-90.
        2. The minutes of the first session of the convention of 1789-90.
        3. The minutes of the second session of the convention of 1789-90.
        4. The minutes of the grand committee of the whole convention.