Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention
Took place in Philadelphia from September- December 1787
George Latimer, Benjamin Rush, Hilary Baker,
Thos. M'Kean, William M'Pherson, John Hunn, George Gray, Samuel Ashmead,
Enoch Edwards, Henry Wynkoop, John Barclay, Thomas Yardly, Abraham Stout,
Thomas Ball, Anthony Wayne, William Gibbons, Richard Downing, Thomas
, Stephen Chambers, Robert Coleman, Sebastian Graff,
John Hubley, Jasper Yeates,
, Henry Slagle, Thomas Campbell,
Thomas Hartley David Grier, John Black, Benjamin Pedan,
, John Arndt, Stephen Balliott,
Joseph Horsefield, David Deshler,
Wilson, John Boyd,
, T. Scott, John Nevill,
, John Allison, Jonathan Roberts, John Richards, Frederick A.
Muhlenberg, James Morris,
, Timothy Pickering,
23 of 69 members present dissented with the Constitution, and refused to
sign (denoted in bold in the above list).
Vote was 46-23.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
The doors to the chamber were left open; attendees could come and go as they
But in order to make a vote on anything, a quorum of 50 was needed.
Did not like the fact the Constitutional Convention was all behind
The Federalists, led by James Wilson, packed the state legislature with federalists.
Overall feelings of the proposed constitution
Most all representatives present during PA’s ratifying convention had the
same overall feeling: Scared.