Good morning, everybody… It’s “National Apple Dumpling Day” today. The recipe is at “Adam@Home” as a break from all the pumpkin ideas.On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by 39 of the original 55 delegates present at the convention in Philadelphia. The 40th signature is that of the convention’s secretary, William Jackson, attesting to the veracity of the other signatures. Notably, Rhode Island did not send any delegates because it was afraid of losing some of its taxation powers. Also notable, Patrick Henry refused to serve after his appointment because he did not want to grant more powers to a federal government. William Morris actually wrote out the final document.
Another little side note: The capital city of The United States was at that time considered to be New York City as that is where Congress was meeting at the time. New York was one of 8 cities used as temporary capitals of the United States before “The City of Washington” was established in 1790. The other cities were:Philadelphia Pa.— four times (all others once only.)Baltimore, Maryland Lancaster, Pa.York, Pa.Princeton, N.J.Annapolis, MarylandTrenton, N.J.