Signers of the Original California Constitution

The signers of the original California Constitution were the 48 delegates to the constitutional convention. The convention met from September to November 1849 at Colton Hall in Monterey, California. The Constitution was written in both English and Spanish and provided that all major legislation was to be written in both languages. This requirement was dropped when a new constitution was formulated in 1878--1879.



The California State Archives includes images of the title page and the signature pages, as well as the text of the original Constitution.
Source:
  • History of California.
    Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft, 1884-90. Volume VI, p. 288.
  • A Companion to California.
    Newly revised and expanded with illustrations. James D. Hart. University of California Press, 1987.
Date: Undated
Type: ARTICLE
Coverage: California
Identifier: FF-SIGNERS

Collection

Citation

“Signers of the Original California Constitution.” History of California. Hubert Howe Bancroft. San Francisco, A.L. Bancroft, 1884-90. Volume VI, p. 288. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4532. Accessed 21 Aug. 2019.