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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)
23 (2009)

Delegates to the New York Convention,   pp. xxxii-xxxiii ff.


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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-*)
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