"The copy of the Federalist Papers that is pictured (below) is a first edition in the  collection of the Library of Congress. It was originally owned by Alexander Hamilton's wife, Elizabeth, who gave it to her sister, Angelica Church, from whom her friend, Thomas Jefferson, acquired it. Apparently relying on information supplied by Madison, Jefferson assigned the pseudonymous "Publius" essays to Hamilton, Madison, and Jay in a list on the flyleaf of this volume." The Federalist Papers 

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    "Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States" is an oil-on-canvas painting by Howard Chandler Christy  depicting the federal convention signing the United States Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Christy created the painting in April 1940. It currently is displayed along the east stairway in the House of Representatives wing in the Capitol building.
    Howard Chandler Christy's Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States
    Only 39 of the 55 delegates are pictured in the painting; not included are the three delegates who did not sign the Constitution or the 13 delegates who left the convention. On the right side of the painting, on the dais, is George Washington, standing upright and signing the Constitution on a desk. The windows are open and an aura of light surrounds Washington's upper body. Above him is an American flag and drum. Behind him are James Wilson of Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania and Richard Bassett of Delaware, talking with each other. Behind them on the far right is another Delaware delegate, George Read; below them is the another Pennsylvania delegate, Robert Morris. Slightly to the right of Washington is the standing Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer from Maryland. William Jackson, the Convention's secretary, is unusually prominent in the painting, directly in the center, standing, in red." Lloyd, Gordon. "About Howard Chandler Christy's Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States."

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