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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)

V. The New York Convention, 17 June-26 July 1788 (continued),   pp. 2169-2340


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CONVENTION DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS, 15 JULY 1788
I dare not mention names but several of the Anties have engaged
not to vote for the conditional proposition-my Love to all adieu
[P.S.] be so good as to convey my compliments to Mr Jacob Cuyler,3 I
have not time today to Answer his letter-
1. RC, Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Philip Schuyler Folder, DLC.
2. See also Daily Advertiser, 17 July (above).
3. Cuyler, a Federalist, was an Albany merchant.
The New York Convention
Tuesday
15 July 1788
Convention Debates and Proceedings, 15 July 1788
CONVENTION PROCEEDINGS. That on the said 15th day of July, Mr.
M. Smith moved as an amendment, to add to the first resolution pro-
posed by Mr. Jay,' so that the same, as amended, should read as fol-
lows, viz.
Resolved, as the opinion of this Committee, that the Constitution un-
der consideration ought to be ratified by this Convention: Upon condi-
tion nevertheless, That until a Convention shall be called and convened
for proposing amendments to the said Constitution, the Militia of this
State will not be continued in service out of this State for a longer term
than six weeks, without the consent of the Legislature thereof: That
the Congress will not make or alter any regulation in this State respect-
ing the times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators or
Representatives, unless the Legislature of this State shall neglect or re-
fuse to make laws or regulations for the purpose; or from any circum-
stance be incapable of making the same; and that in those cases, such
power will only be exercised until the Legislature of this State shall
make provision in the premises: That no Excise will be imposed on any
article of the growth, production, or manufacture of the United States,
or any of them, within this State, ardent Spirits excepted: And that
Congress will not lay direct Taxes within this State, but when the monies
arising from the Impost and Excise shall be insufficient for the public
exigencies; nor then, until Congress shall first have made a Requisition
upon this State, to assess, levy and pay the amount of such Requisition,
made agreeably to the Census fixed in the said Constitution, in such
way and manner as the Legislature of this State shall judge best; but
that in such case, if the State shall neglect or refuse to pay its propor-
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