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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Hogan, Margaret A.; Reid, Jonathan M. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: New York (5)
(2009)

VII-A. Celebrations of New York ratification, 26 July-15 August 1788,   pp. 2381-2426


Page 2382

VII. AFTERMATH OF NEW YoRK RATIFICATION
Albany Journal, 4 August 1788
rj The COMMITTEE of ARRANGEMENT, do hereby inform the
public, that the PROCESSION is postponed till Friday, the 8th inst. A
particular order of which will be published before that day.
Saturday, August 2, 1788.
In Committee,
Albany July 28, 1788.
THE RATIFICATION of the Constitution, for the Government of the United
States, by the Convention of this State, after a full and an ample Dis-
cussion, is an EVENT, from which we may with much Confidence, hope
to derive a Variety of the most beneficial Consequences; and among
others, that of a Restoration of Harmony between the Citizens of the
States in general, and of this in particular. Pervaded with Sentiments
and Principles favorable to good Government and mutual Conciliation,
we are happy that we can now with Propriety, not only, congratulate
our immediate Constituents, but every Class of Citizens, on the accom-
plishment of an Event so ardently wished for by America in general-
And under the joyful Prospect of its encreasing the Peace and Happi-
ness of our Common Country, we earnestly intreat the Citizens in gen-
eral, of this City, to partake in a PUBLIC REJOICING, and to join in a
Federal Procession, on FRIDAY, the 8th Day of August next ensuing, to
be concluded with a decent American Repast.'
By Order of the Federal Committee,
Robert M'Clallen, Chairman,
A SUBSCRIPTION, to defray the Expences of the intended Rejoicing,
on the Ratification of the Constitution, for the Government of the United
States, by the Convention of this State, has been signed by a Number
of Citizens, such other Citizens as chuse to contribute, will have an op-
portunity of subscribing, by calling at Mr. Lewis's, where a Subscription-
Paper is left for that purpose.
Albany, July 31, 1788.
1. The "notice" of the Albany federal procession also appeared at the beginning of
the report of the procession in the New York Packet, 5 September (RCS:N.Y, 2383).
2. A reference to Robert Lewis's "City Tavern," a favorite meeting place of Federalists.
(See RCS:N.Y, 1271, 1272, 1273.)
Albany Gazette, 7 August 1788
K3 The Independent Company of Artillery of this city, and the Troop
of Horse, are requested to meet on their respective parades, To-morrow
morning at 8 o'clock, to join the Procession.    Aug. 7.
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