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William Jackson

William Jackson was appointed to be the secretary to the 1787 Constitutional Convention. This would prove to be an unfortunate choice. Jackson’s minutes of the proceedings include no more than the motions that were made and the votes that were taken; and even limiting himself to that minimal task, his labors were, at best, dilatory. And when it came time to publish the official journal, the papers were also found to be in a most “disorderly state.”