Research guides

Pennsylvania Constitution

1837-38 Convention

Constitution of 1838

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1838
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.

Constitution of Pennsylvania, 1838 (Pa-8 - Microforms)

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 1837
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.
Includes:

        • The Proceedings and Debates of the Convention... 1837.
        • Daily Chronicle and Convention Journal.

An Appeal to the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Behalf of the Constitution: Read, Reflect, and Decide
September 5, 1838. Signed, "A Citizen".

Convention Directory, Containing the Rules and Orders of the Convention (Pa-6 - Microforms)
"With the Names of the Delegates, Places of Abode, and Nearest Post Office". May 2, 1837.

Journal of the Convention of the State of Pennsylvania

Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: to Propose Amendments to the Constitution Reported by John Agg
Also available on Micro.