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It should be noted that only 39 delegates signed the Constitution. There is one additional signature, that of William Jackson - he was the secretary of the convention and not a delegate. Of the 55 delegates, all of them identified themselves at some point in their lives as Christians or, at the very least, Deists. The vast majority were Protestant, most being Episcopalian, with Presbyterian also making up considerable number. Only two were Roman Catholic.

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Actually, 39 delegates signed the Constitution out of the original 55 delegates. A 40th name appears on the Constitution, William Jackson, but he was the secretary, not a delegate. As for why, 16 delegates had left for home by the time the draft was completed. Rhode Island had no delegate sign.

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