United States Constitution Draft Annotated by Abraham Baldwin

Abraham Baldwin was one of four delegates to attend the constitutional convention of 1787, and one of only two men from Georgia to sign the Constitution. Baldwin’s decision to change his vote on the issue of equal representation of states in the senate was instrumental in guaranteeing the “Great Compromise. Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution is one of the Georgia Historical Society’s most valuable treasures.

United States Constitution draft annotated by Abraham Baldwin, 1787. MS 1703. Georgia Historical Society.

Download a PDF transcript of the annotations.

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View the final version of the United States Constitution from the National Archives.