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title:“William Samuel Johnson: Diary”
authors:William Samuel Johnson
date written:1787

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Johnson, William Samuel. "William Samuel Johnson: Diary." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.
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Diary of William Samuel Johnson. Furnished to editor by Mrs. S. E. Johnson Hudson of Stratford, Connecticut.

William Samuel Johnson: Diary (1787)

AD 1787 Memoranda New York, &c.1
June 1st. Rain & Fair Came to Philadelphia at 7 O'clock, & Lodged at Dickenson's. . . . 2d. Made Visits. Took a Seat in Convention. . . . In eveng. took Lodgs. at City Tavern. . . . 4th. Cold. At Convention. . . . 5th. Fair. Cold. Rain. In Convention. Not well. . . . 6th. Very Rainy. In Conventn. Dined Dr. Franklins. . . . 7th. Showry. In Conventn. Dined Mr. Clymer's. . . . 8th. Fair. In Conventn. . . . 9th. Warm. At Conven. . . . 11th. Hot. At Conventn. Dind. Mr. Morris's. . . . 12th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 13th. Do. In Conventn. Dind. Ingersolls. . . . 14th. Do. In Conventn. but adj. . . . 15th. Do. In Conventn. Do. . . . 16th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 18th. Hot. In Conventn. Hamiltn. . . . 19th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 20th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 21st. Do. In Do. Argt. . . . 22d. Cool. In Do. . . . 23d. Do. In Do. . . . 25th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 26th. Hot. In Conventn. . . . 27th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 28th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 29th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 30th. Hot. In Convention. . . . July 2d. Hot. In Conventn. Commee. . . . 3d. Hot. No. Conventn. . . . 4th. Do. Do. Independence. Heard Campbells Oration. . . . July 5th. Hot In Conventn. . . . 6th. Do. In Convention. Dined G. Washington. . . . 7th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 9th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 10th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 11th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 12th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 13th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 14th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 16th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 17th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 18th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 19th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 20th. Set out at 8 O'clock in the Mail Stage with Judge Sherman &c. . . . Augt. 6th. Rain. . . . Did not arrive till 7. in Eveng. . . . In eveng. came to Mr. Lewis's met Coln. Johnston &c. . . . 7th. Hot. In Convention. . . . 8th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 9th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 10th. Do. Rain. In Do. . . . 11th. Cool. In Conventn. Dind. Pinckneys. . . . 13th. Hot. In Conventn. . . . 14th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 15th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 16th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 17th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 18th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 20th. Rain. In Conventn. . . . 21st. Do. In Conventn. . . . 22d. Fine. In Conventn. . . . Fitchs Steam Boat. . . . 23d. Warm. In Conventn. . . . 24th. Hot. In Conventn. . . . 25th. Do. In Do. Dined with Gerry. . . . 27th. Cold. Rain. In Conventn. . . . 28th. Rain. In Convention. . . . 29th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 30th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 31st. Cool. In Conventn. . . . Septemr. 1st. Rain. In Convention. . . . 3d. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 4th. Do. In Conventn. . . . Septemr. 5th. Cool. In Conventn. . . . 6th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 7th. Do. In Conventn. . . . 8th. Do. In Conventn. Dind. Mifflins. Eveng. Comee. . . . 10th. Warm. In Convention. & Commee. . . . 11th. Very hot. Do. Do. . . . 12th. Do. Do. Do. Dind. Jacksons . . . . 13th. Rain. Do. Do. . . . 14th. Do. Do. Do. . . . . 15th. Cloudy. Do. Do. . . . 17th. Cold. In Convention. Ended. . . . 18th. Set out at 10 O'clock in the Stage. Gov. Livingston, Few, Baldwin, Jackson &c in Company.
[Footnotes as included or written by Farrand]
  • 1 After the manuscript of this work was in the printers' hands, the editor was privileged, through the courtesy of Mrs. S. E. Johnson Hudson of Stratford, Connecticut, to examine the diary of her great-grandfather, William Samuel Johnson. The "memoranda" amount to little more than a line each day. Though it was too late to incorporate them in the text, the extracts here given seemed to be of sufficient importance to warrant their insertion as a supplement to this appendix.
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