The year was 1787 the place the state house in philadelphia this is the story of the framing of the federal constitution. Notes of debates in the federal convention of 1787 was james madisons record of the daily debates held by delegates at the philadelphia convention which resulted in the drafting of the current united states constitution madisons journal describing what delegates said remains valuable to historians . 1 the year 1787 is omitted in the transcript return to text 2 the words in convention are here inserted in the transcript return to text 3 the word request is substituted in the transcript for desire return to text 4 this plan had been concerted among the deputations or members thereof from cont nyn j del and perhaps mr martin from maryd who made with them a . James madisons notes or journal made during the debates about the adoption of the federal constitution in philadelphia in 1787 are an important source of information about the diversity of opinion on matters concerning the proposed constitution which were held in the colonies at this time. 1 monday may 14 and friday may 25 4 2 monday may 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting of the deputies in convention for revising the federal system of government on that day a small number only had assembled seven states were not convened till 4 3 friday 25 of may when the following members appeared from massachusetts rufus king n york robert yates and alexr
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