The Mystery of the Pinckney Draught


Read by Roger Melin

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Charles Pinckney, member of the South Carolina legislature, Confederation Congress, U.S. Congress, and notably the Constitutional Convention of 1787, may have been regarded by some as perhaps the true author of the U.S. Constitution, although most likely James Madison would vehemently argue the point. This book investigates what may, or may not have happened to the draft of the Constitution which was drawn up by Charles Pinckney and submitted to the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787, and how (or if) it differed from the Constitution which was adopted. The questions which are delved into most deeply revolve around the following mystery: why, if, and by whom Pinckney's version of this important document was overlooked, or was it possibly destroyed intentionally (or for other reasons).

Author Charles C. Nott was formerly Chief Justice of the United States Court of Claims, appointed by president Lincoln. (Summary by Roger Melin) (7 hr 23 min)

Chapters

01 - Statement of the Case 17:24 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Draught in the State Department 9:01 Read by Roger Melin
03 - The Issue of Fraud 7:22 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Madison as a Witness 15:14 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Madison as an Advocate 25:15 Read by Roger Melin
06 - The Position Taken by Madison 9:41 Read by Roger Melin
07 - The Plagiarisms 28:07 Read by Roger Melin
08 - The Improbabilities 27:32 Read by Roger Melin
09 - The Observations 51:10 Read by Roger Melin
10 - The Silence of Madison 20:21 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Wilson and Randolph Draughts 1:05:18 Read by Roger Melin
12 - The Committee's Use of the Draught 26:02 Read by Roger Melin
13 - What Became of the Draught 23:13 Read by Roger Melin
14 - What Pinckney Did for the Constitution 19:46 Read by Roger Melin
15 - Conclusions on the Whole Case 28:37 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Of Pinckney Personally 20:23 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Mr. Charles Pinckney's Draught of a Federal Government 18:54 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Draught of the Committee of Detail 29:50 Read by Roger Melin