George Washington was elected president. Delegates quickly decided that their discussions should not be made public and that “nothing that is said in the house is printed or published or communicated elsewhere.” Because of the confidentiality rule, the public didn`t know much about what was happening at the Philadelphia Statehouse. And without the meticulous notes of James Madison, who attended every meeting and carefully transcribed the deliberations, we would not know much today about how the Constitution was established. Virginia`s delegates to the Constitutional Convention, led by James Madison (1741–1836) and George Washington (1732–1799), were preparing a government plan that overeshadte proportional representation in a two-chamber (two-chamber) legislature and a strong national government with veto power over state laws. Constitutional amendment that abolishes slavery.) Although the Committee did not have to record the minutes of its deliberations, three important documents obtained provide guidance on the Manual Work of the Committee: a sketch by Randolph with Rutledge treatments, voluminous notes and a second draft by Wilson, also with Rutledge`s treatments, and the Committee`s final report to the Convention. [123]:168 From this evidence, it is assumed that the Committee used Virginia`s original plan, the Convention`s decisions on amendments to that plan, and other sources, such as the articles of confederation, the provisions of the state constitutions, and even Charles Pinckney`s plan, to establish the first complete draft, [124] [123]:165, the David O. author . . .