Cool. Early Draft of the Constitution Found in Philadelphia

February 2nd, 2010

From the Philadelphia Inquirer (H/T How Appealing):

Researcher Lorianne Updike Toler was intrigued by the centuries-old document at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

On the back of a treasured draft of the U.S. Constitution was a truncated version of the same document, starting with the familiar words: “We The People. . . .”

They had been scribbled upside down by one of the Constitution’s framers, James Wilson, in the summer of 1787. The cursive continued, then abruptly stopped, as if pages were missing.

And perhaps most unsurprisingly, to me at least, this draft spells out with great precision the contours of the federal government and its enumerated powers. LOL. Just kidding. But the pics are pretty awesome: