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Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (Delaware)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: read law at Middle Temple

Occupation: lawyer

Political Affiliation:

Organizational Affiliation(s): Mason

Religious Affiliation: Quaker, Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by John Dickinson

ed. by Paul Leicester Ford, The Political Writings of John Dickinson, 1764-1774, 1895 Vol. I, alternate site; reprint, The Political Writings of John Dickinson


Milton E. Flower, John Dickinson: Conservative Revolutionary, Univ. Press of Virginia, 1983
David Louis Jacobson, John Dickinson and the Revolution in Pennsylvania, 1764-1776, Univ. of California Press, 1965
William Murchison, The Cost of Liberty: The Life of John Dickinson, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2013


Gregory S. Ahern, "The Spirit of American Constitutionalism: John Dickinson's Fabius Letters," Humanitas, Volume XI, No. 2, 1998
Jane E. Calvert, "Liberty Without Tumult: Understanding the Politics of John Dickinson," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. CXXXI, No. 3, July 2007, pp. 233-262
Howard T. Colburn, "John Dickinson, Historical Revolutionary," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 83, July 1959, pp. 271-92
Frank G. Cook, "John Dickinson," Atlantic Monthly, 65, January 1890, pp. 70-83


Works By John Dickinson

John Dickinson works (Their Own Words)
Document Library (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies (The Online Library of Liberty)
Letters from a Farmer II (Hypertext on American History)
Letters from a Farmer III, VII (Founders Library -- founding.com)
Letters from a Farmer IV (Hypertext on American History)
The Letters of Fabius, in 1788, on the Federal Constitution (The Online Library of Liberty)
Fabius I (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius II (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius III (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius IV (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius V (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius VI (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius VII (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius VIII (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
Fabius IX (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
"Fabius" Letters I-III (The Online Library of Liberty)
"Fabius" Letters IV-VI (The Online Library of Liberty)
"Fabius" Letters VII-IX (The Online Library of Liberty)
Declaration on Taking up Arms (Humanities Web)

Biographical Sites

DICKINSON, John, 1732-1808 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
A Biography of John Dickinson (1732-1808) (Hypertext on American History)
A Biography of John Dickinson (1732-1808) - 2 (Hypertext on American History)
John Dickinson (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
John Dickinson (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
John Dickinson: A Great Worthy of the Revolution (Delaware)
John Dickinson (Their Own Words)
Who is John Dickinson? (John Dickinson Plantation)
John Dickinson (Colonial Hall)
John Dickinson Plantation

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