How did the Constitution read before the Seventh Amendment?

The first ten amendemnts were all adopted at the same time. When the U.S. constitution is amended, the new clauses are appended to what was there originally, rather than making internal changes to the original text. Thus, the original body of the constitution developed by the Constitutional convention of 1787 was what was there before the Bill of rights and it is still there although assorted amendemnt have caused certain clauses in it to become null and void. Michael Montagne