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Pennsylvania Constitution

Related Materials

Jenkins has numerous historical items in its collection related to the Pennsylvania Constitution and Constitutional Conventions. Listed below are bibliographies, historical pamphlets, and other historical resources and miscellaneous documents that may be of interest when doing historical research.


Miscellaneous Documents

Amendments to the Constitution of 1838 (Pa-9 - Microforms)
Ratified 1850, 1857, 1864, 1872.

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.
Part III includes "A view of the proceedings of the first session of the council of censors" and "A view of the proceedings of the second session of the council of censors". Part V includes "The act of the 28th of March, 1825, for ascertaining the opinion of the people...relative to the call of a convention".

Report of the Committee to Whom were Referred the Petitions of Citizens Praying for the Passage of a Law Authorizing the Call of a Convention to Alter the Constitution
February 20, 1833.

Resolutions, on the Subject of Calling a Convention to Alter and Amend Certain Parts of the Constitution of this Commonwealth
January 9, 1812.

Pennsylvania Economy League

Appointment vs. Election: Shall the Office of Attorney General in Pennsylvania be Made Elective? Pennsylvania Economy League (Pa-112 - Microforms)
P.E.L. State Bulletin, vol. 21, no. 2, April, 1978.

Governor Appoints - Senate Consents: a Proposed Amendment to Approve the Confirmation Process Pennsylvania Economy League
P.E.L. State Bulletin, vol. 18, no. 2, May 1975.