George Washington Letter to Charles Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection

George Washington Letter to Charles Pinckney

One of the objections of those who opposed the adoption of the Constitution was its lack of a Bill of Rights, and South Carolina's ratifying convention directed that its delegates to the new Congress should support amendments to the constitution. The First Federal Congress considered 210 amendments proposed by the state ratifying convention, and created what we now know as the Bill of Rights. This letter from George Washington to Charles Pinckney transmitted twelve amendments to South Carolina for the legislature to ratify or reject. Only ten were approved by the states.

Courtesy of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

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