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)
Delegates to the New York Convention, pp. xxxii-xxxiii ff.
Delegates to the New York Convention From 29 April to 3 May 1788, sixty-five delegates were elected to the New York Convention. Following each delegate's name, an "A" indicates that he was elected as an Antifederalist or an "F" indicates that he was elected as a Federalist. A second letter follows-a "Y' indicates that the delegate voted to ratify the Constitution; an "N" indicates that the delegate voted against rati- fication; and an asterisk (*) indicates those who were either absent or ab- stained. One Federalist and seven Antifederalist delegates did not vote. Presi- dent of the Convention George Clinton, who had voted in the committee of the whole, presumably did not vote because he was presiding. The other seven non-voting delegates were presumably absent because none of them signed the Convention's Circular Letter to the other states on 26 July. All of the Antifed- eralists would have wanted to sign the Circular Letter and the Federalist del- egates were committed to sign the Circular Letter unanimously as the price they paid for Antifederalist support for ratifying the Constitution. OFFICERS PRESIDENT MESSENGER George Clinton James Pritchard CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE PRINTER OF THE WHOLE Nicholas Power Henry Oothoudt CHAPLAINS SECRETARIES Henry Van Dyck John McKesson Daniel Marsh Abraham B. Bancker RULES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DOORKEEPER James Duane David Barclay DELEGATES CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY John Lansing, Jr. (A-N) Anthony Ten Eyck (A-*) Henry Oothoudt (A-N) Israel Thompson (A-N) Dirck Swart (A-*) Peter Vrooman (A-*) Robert Yates (A-N) COLUMBIA COUNTY Matthew Adgate (A-N) John Bay (A-N) Peter Van Ness (A-N) DUTCHESS COUNTY Jonathan Akin (A-N) Zephaniah Platt (A-Y) John De Witt, Jr. (A-Y) Melancton Smith (A-Y) Gilbert Livingston (A-Y) Jacobus Swartwout (A-N) Ezra Thompson (A-*) xxxii
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